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History of Cambria County, V.1

CONTENTS


CHAPTER I.
 
William Penn seeks to purchase title from the Susquehanna River -- Penn secures the Dongan title -- Penn's difficulties in England and in the province -- Treaties with the Indians -- French and Indian War -- Charles Campbell procures a warrant for the land on the Conemaugh and Stonycreek rivers at Johnstown
 
CHAPTER II.
 
The Revolutionary War period -- Meetings in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia -- Companies of Captain Robert Cluggage, Captain Richard Brown, Captain Andrew Mann, and Captain Jacob Hendershot -- The companies of rangers; Captain John Boyd and Captain Solomon Adams -- Mason and Dixon line -- The whiskey rebellion of 1794 -- The Forbes Road
 
CHAPTER III.
 
Organization of Counties -- Cambria county taken from Somerset and Huntingdon -- First townships in Cambria county
 
CHAPTER IV.
 
Indian Tribes in the Conemaugh valley -- First white visitors
 
CHAPTER V.
 
Pioneer settlers -- Adams family -- Prince Gallitzin -- Captain Michael M'Guire -- Joseph Johns -- He lays out the village of Conemaugh
 
CHAPTER VI.
 
Indian trails-Old roads


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