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Joseph and David Cady-1790
Posted by: James Cady (ID *****4689) Date: December 02, 2012 at 11:38:58
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I am looking for two ancestors, Joseph C and David Cady. It appears they came from Connecticut and settled in the greater Wyoming Valley area. Many of the earlier settlers were from Connecticut, as the area was claimed by the two colonies. In 1782, the Trenton Decision transferred jurisdiction to Pennsylvania, who later agreed to honor property claims. On December 31, 1798, Pennsylvania recorded land for David Cady near Upper Smithfield (now Dingman), I believe Joseph (misspelled last name) was nearby and it is likely they were there earlier. But, the area was far from settled as Wilkes-Barre had only 121 citizens in 26+ dwellings and there were all of eleven townships in the area (Originally known as Westmoreland Co, then Northampton Co, PA., now Pike Co) A lot was going on, there was the Whiskey Rebellion to the west, a yellow fever epidemic and Fries Rebellion in the south, Quasi-war with France (and England) to the east and financial crisis. In the Panic of 1797, many lost value of their property due to a lack of credit and hard currency. At some point, David and Joseph immigrated to Cincinnati, OH as they were there in 1806. I know of three son’s, David West Cady (b1790-CT) Joseph C Cady Jr (b 1794-NY) and Benjamin Johnson Cady (1797-PA) and possibly others. Also the boy’s mother Lucinda Cady was born in CT in 1763, she was living with her son Joseph Jr in 1850, I suspect her maiden name was either Wilson or Johnson. Any thoughts on their origins’ would be appreciated.


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