States: Pennsylvania: Montour
In Beers' History of Montour and Columbia Counties, it gives this information. (The book is available for viewing through Heritage Quest, if you have access to that.)"Derry Twp--Washingtonville Borough: This is one of the oldest townships and settlements of Montour Co. A Mr. Brittain...was the earliest settler in the territory that later became Washingtonville" It goes on to list more early settlers: Jacob Schultz, who came to Limestoneville in 1790 and Derry a year later; Matthew Calvin; Joseph Hutchinson; William McCormick, father of James McCormick; Wm. Shaw whose daughter Margaret married Wm. McCormick; John Wilson; Stephen Ellis and his wife Eleanor(Cunningham). "Washingtonville and Danville are the oldest settlements in Montour County...The first known settlement of Washingtonville antedates the war of the Revolution." A mill was built prior to 1788 and a fort built around it.
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