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>>> History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Illustrated 1884 <<<

THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA

from the discovery of the Delaware
to the present time

BY W. W. H. DAVIS, A. M.

Democrat Book and Job Office Print.

Doylestown, PA 1876

And

Second Edition, Revised

With a Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County

Prepared Under the Editorial Supervision of

Warren S. Ely, Genealogist
Member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and
Librarian of the Bucks County Historical Society

John W. Jordan, LL.D
Of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

New York, Chicago

The Lewis Publishing Co., 1905

Special thanks to Donna Bluemink who transcribed this work.

-- Table of Contents --

Description Filename
1876 Map of Bucks County
- Map (66 kb)
- Enlarged Map (138 kb)

1876map.jpg
1876map2.jpg
Title Page of the 1905 Edition title1905.jpg
Contents & Chapter I
From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Arrival of English Immigrants, 1609 TO 1678

Associated Illustrations
- Henry Hudson
- Autographs of William Tom and Walter Wharton
- Autograph of Ephraim Herman

davis01.txt


1hhudson.jpg
1tomwharsig.jpg
1hermansig.jpg
Chapter II
English Immigrants Continue to Arrive on the Delaware, 1679 TO 1681

Associated Illustration
- Facsimile of Samuel Clift's mark

davis02.txt


2cliftmark.jpg
Chapter III
William Penn Becomes Proprietor, 1673 TO 1682

Associated Illustration
- William Penn at Age 22

davis03.txt


3penn1.jpg
Chapter IV
William Penn Sails for Pennsylvania, 1682

Associated Illustrations
- Letitia Penn's Cradle
- Autographs of Tamany
- 1683 Bucks County Seal
- William Penn's Earmark
- Stray's Earmark
- Representative Earmarks

davis04.txt


4lpenncradle.jpg
4tamany.jpg
4seal.jpg
4wpearmark.jpg
4earmark2.jpg
4earmarks.jpg
Chapter V
Some Account of the Early Immigrants, 1682 TO 1685

Associated Illustration
- Original Map of Bucks county

davis05.txt


5bucksmap.jpg
Chapter VI
Some Account of Pennsbury, 1682 TO 1690

Associated Illustrations
- Pennsbury Manor
- Penn's Brew-house

davis06.txt


6pennsbury.jpg
6brewhouse.jpg
Chapter VII
The Organization of Townships, FALLS, 1692

Associated Illustration
- Jacob Brown

davis07.txt


7brown.jpg
Chapter VIII
MAKEFIELD, 1692

Associated Illustration
- Map of Manor of Highlands

davis08.txt


8highlands.jpg
Chapter IX
BRISTOL, 1692

Associated Illustrations
- China Retreat, 1790
- Bristol College, 1838
- Bath Spring near Bristol
- Bloomsdale Farm

davis09.txt


9china.jpg
9bristolcollege.jpg
9bath.jpg
9bloom.jpg
Chapter X
BENSALEM, 1692

Associated Illustrations
- Growden Mansion, Bensalem, rear view
- Nicholas Biddle
- Andalusia, Residence of the late Nicholas Biddle
- Red Lion Inn, Bensalem

davis10.txt


10growden.jpg
10biddle.jpg
10andalusia.jpg
10redlion.jpg
Chapter XI
MIDDLETOWN, 1692

Associated Illustrations
- The Jenks Coat-of-Arms
- Middletown Meeting House, Maple Avenue, Langhorne
- Autograph of Jeremiah Langhorne
- Mansion of Jeremiah Langhorne

davis11.txt


11jenkscoa.jpg
11middletnmt.jpg
11auto.jpg
11langmansion.jpg
Chapter XII
WILLIAM PENN RETURNS TO PENNSYLVANIA, 1692 to 1702

Associated Illustrations
- Arms of Penn
- Penn's Burial Place

davis12.txt


12coatofarms.jpg
12pennsburial.jpg
Chapter XIII
SOUTHAMPTON, 1703

Associated Illustrations
- Map of Southampton, Warminster and Warrington, 1734
- Old Sawmill at Davisville
- Watts Homestead
- Gen. John Davis

davis13.txt


13map.jpg
13sawmill.jpg
13wattshome.jpg
13jdavis.jpg
Chapter XIV
WARMINSTER, 1703

Associated Illustrations
- Hart Homestead, Warminster, built 1750
- Hart Initials
- Longstreth Homestead
- Autograph of John Fitch
- Fitch's Steamboat on the Delaware
- Log College, 1726
- Loller Academy

davis14.txt


14harthome.jpg
14initials.jpg
14longstreth.jpg
14jfitchauto.jpg
14steamboat.jpg
14logcollege.jpg
14lolleracademy.jpg
Chapter XV
NEWTOWN, 1703

Associated Illustrations
- Yates House, Newtown
- Map of Newtown, 1703
- Harris House Newtown, Washington's Headquarters, December 27-30, 1776
- Brick Hotel, Newtown
- George School, Newtown
- Sharon, Residence of James Worth, Newtown, 1830
- Paxson Memorial Home, Newtown

davis15.txt


15yateshouse.jpg
15newtownmap.jpg
15harrishouse.jpg
15brickhotel.jpg
15georgeschool.jpg
15sharonres.jpg
15paxsonhome.jpg
Chapter XVI
WRIGHTSTOWN, 1703

Associated Illustrations
- Wrightstown Meeting Housen
- Eight-Square School House, Penn's Park, Wrightstown

davis16.txt


16meetinghouse.jpg
16_8sqschool.jpg
Chapter XVII
BUCKINGHAM, 1703

Associated Illustrations
- Map of Buckingham and Solebury, 1703
- Preston Coat-of Arms
- Crest of the Fells
- Buckingham Meeting House
- Oldest House in Bucks County, Wrightstown
- Tyro Hall, a Famous School

davis17.txt


17map.jpg
17prestoncoa.jpg
17crestoffells.jpg
17bmeetinghouse.jpg
17oldesthouse.jpg
17tyrohall.jpg
Chapter XVIII
SOLEBURY, 1703

Associated Illustrations
- Ingham House, Southwest Corner
- Gen. Zebulon M. Pike
- Kugler's Mill, Lumberton
- Solebury Meeting House
- Map of New Hope, 1798

davis18.txt


18inghamhouse.jpg
18zpike.jpg
18kugler.jpg
18soleburymtghouse.jpg
18newhopemap.jpg
Chapter XIX
HISTORICAL CHURCHES, 1710 TO 1744

Associated Illustrations
- Southampton Baptist Church
- Presbyterian Church, Newtown

davis19.txt


19southamptonbaptist.jpg
19presbychnewtown.jpg
Chapter XX
BRISTOL BOROUGH, 1720

Associated Illustrations
- St. James Episcopal Church, Bristol, 1857
- Sarah Lukens Keene Home, Bristol

davis20.txt


20stjames.jpg
20slkeene.jpg
Chapter XXI
NORTHAMPTON, 1722

Associated Illustrations
- Old Hip Roof House, Northampton Township
- Black Bear Tavern

davis21.txt


21oldhiphouse.jpg
21blackbear.jpg
Chapter XXII
HILLTOWN, 1722

Associated Illustration
- Blooming Glen Mennonite Church

davis22.txt


22bgmennonch.jpg
Chapter XXIII
NEW BRITAIN, 1723

Associated Illustrations
- New Britain Baptist Church
- Daniel Boone
- Iron Hill Residence of Lieut. Samuel Wigton, 1807

davis23.txt


23newbritainbapt.jpg
23danielboone.jpg
23ironhillres.jpg
Chapter XXIV
PLUMSTEAD, 1725

davis24.txt
Chapter XXV
NEW BRITAIN, 1723

Associated Illustrations
- Ruins of Old Cloth Mill in Neshaminy, Warwick
- Neshaminy Church, Warwick
- Moland House, Warwick

davis25.txt


25clothmill.jpg
25neshaminychurch.jpg
25molandhouse.jpg
Chapter XXVI
WARWICK, 1734

Associated Illustrations
- Hough House
- Sir William Keith
- Dr. Graeme
- Keith House, Graeme Park

davis26.txt


26houghhouse.jpg
26keith.jpg
26graeme.jpg
26keithhouse.jpg
Chapter XXVII
MILFORD, 1734

davis27.txt
Chapter XXVIII
RICHLAND, 1734

Associated Illustrations
- Map of Richland Township, 1734
- Autographs of Morris Morris, Edward Roberts, and Hugh Foulke
- Richland Friends Meeting House, Quakertown
- Lancaster House, Quakertown, 1747-1891
- Reformed Church, Quakertown

davis28.txt


28richlandmap.jpg
28signatures.jpg
28richlandmeeting.jpg
28lancasterhouse.jpg
28reformedchurch.jpg
Chapter XXIX
RICHLAND, 1734

Associated Illustrations
- Map of Manor of Highlands
- Keith House, Upper Makefield

davis29.txt


29mapofmanor.jpg
29keithhouse.jpg
Chapter XXX
THE WALKING PURCHASE, 1737

Associated Illustration
- Map of Walking Purchase

davis30.txt


30map.jpg
Chapter XXXI
TINICUM, 1738

davis31.txt
Chapter XXXII
UPPER MILFORD; SAUCON; MACUNGIE; SALISBURY; WHITEHALL. 1738 to 1750

davis32.txt
Chapter XXXIII
ROCKHILL, 1740

Associated Illustrations
- Sellers' Tavern
- Main Street, Telford

davis33.txt


33sellersinn.jpg
33telford.jpg
Chapter XXXIV
NOCKAMIXON, 1742

davis34.txt
Chapter XXXV
BEDMINSTER, 1742

Associated Illustrations
- Fretz House
- Old Mennonite Church, Bedminster
- Deep Run Presbyterian Church
- Pipersville Inn
- Angony Mill
- Map of Upper End of Bucks county, 1750

davis35.txt


35fretzhouse.jpg
35oldmennonitechurch.jpg
35presbych.jpg
35pipersvilleinn.jpg
35angonymill.jpg
35map.jpg
Chapter XXXVI
SPRINGFIELD, 1743

Associated Illustrations
- Birthplace of A. R. Horne
- Map of Lottery Lands, 1735

davis36.txt


36hornehomestead.jpg
36lotterylandmap.jpg
Chapter XXXVII
SMITHFIELD; ALLEN; MOUNT BETHEL; MOORE; EASTON; 1746 TO 1750

Associated Illustration
- View of Easton, circa 1800

davis37.txt


37easton.jpg
Chapter XXXVIII
BETHLEHEM, NAZARETH, CARBON COUNTY; 1746 TO 1752

Associated Illustrations
- William Allen
- First House at Bethlehem
- The Sun Inn
- Delaware Indian Family

davis38.txt


38williamallen.jpg
38firsthouse.jpg
38suninn.jpg
38indianfam.jpg
Chapter XXXIX
HAYCOCK, 1763

davis39.txt
Chapter XL
BUCKS COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTION, 1774 to 1783

Associated Illustration
- Col. Joseph Kirkbride

davis40.txt


40kirkbride.jpg
Chapter XLI
DURHAM, 1775

Associated Illustrations
- Map of Durham Lands, 1773
- House in which George Taylor, the Signer, died, Easton
- Durham Iron Works
- Gen. Daniel Morgan

davis41.txt


41durhammap.jpg
41georgetaylorhouse.jpg
41durhamiw.jpg
41danielmorgan.jpg
Chapters XLII & XLIII
MORRISVILLE, 1804 & DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, 1818

Associated Illustrations
- Barclay House, Morrisville
- Painswick Hall
- Bucks County Court House, 1812-1877
- Edison Bridge
- The National Farm School at Doylestown
- Autograph of William Doyle

davis42-43.txt


42barclayhouse.jpg
43painswickhall.jpg
43buckscourthouse.jpg
43edisonbridge.jpg
43farmschool.jpg
43doyleautograph.jpg
Chapter XLIV
NEW HOPE, 1837

Associated Illustrations
- Wilkinson Coat-of-Arms
- The Parry Mansion, New Hope

davis44.txt


44wilkinsonarms.jpg
44parrymansion.jpg
Chapters XLV & XVI, Volume II
DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH, 1838 & BRIDGETON, 1890

Associated Illustrations
- Map of Doylestown and Vicinity, 1775
- Doylestown Friends Meeting House
- Doylestown National Bank, 1897
- Lenape building, Doylestown
- Bucks County Trust Company's Building
- Pursell Homestead

davis45-16.txt


45doylestownmap.jpg
45friendsmtg.jpg
45nationalbank.jpg
45lenapebldg.jpg
45trustcobldg.jpg
46pursellhouse.jpg
Chapter XLVI
CLEARING LAND; FARMING; DRESS; MODE OF LIVING, ETC

davis46.txt
Chapter XLVII
OUR COURTS; COUNTY-SEAT; DIVISION OF COUNTY; BUILDING OF ALMS-HOUSE

Associated Illustrations
- The County Seal, 1738
- Bucks County Alms House and Hospital
- Doylestown Court House built 1877-78

davis47.txt


47seal.jpg
47alms.jpg
47courthouse.jpg
Chapter XLVIII
ROADS

davis48.txt
Chapter XLIX
OUR POETS AND THEIR POETRY

davis49.txt
Chapters L & LI
MANORS AND LARGE LAND GRANTS & NEGRO SLAVERY IN BUCKS COUNTY

davis50-51.txt
Chapter LII
NEWSPAPERS IN BUCKS COUNTY

davis52.txt
Chapter LIII
OLD TAVERNS

Associated Illustrations
- Cider Press on the farm of H. Paxson
- Crown Inn
- Capt. Joseph Archambault

davis53.txt


53ciderpress.jpg
53crowninn.jpg
53archambault.jpg
Chapter LIV
THE COUNTY MILITARY; SOCIETIES, ETC

Associated Illustration
- New Home of Bucks County Historical Society

davis54.txt


54histsociety.jpg
Chapter LV
RELIGIOUS EXCITEMENT; MERINO SHEEP AND MULTICAULIS, ETC

Associated Illustration
- Andrew Hamilton

davis55.txt


55andrewhamilton.jpg
Vol II, Chapter XXVI
SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

Associated Illustration
- Joseph Fell

davis55-26.txt


55-26fell.jpg
APPENDIX
VARIATION OF THE COMPASS NEEDLE, BUCKS COUNTY

Associated Illustrations
- Deviation of the compass needle, as between Philadelphia and Hatboro, 1680-1880
- Compass Readings at Doylestown, 1680-1880
- Solar-diurnal Variation
- Compass Change Table, 1680-1910
- Magnetic Variations, 1852-1885

davisapp0.txt


1875table1.jpg
1875table2.jpg
1905table3.jpg
1905table4.jpg
1905table5.jpg
APPENDIX 1
BUCKS COUNTY ASSOCIATORS

davisapp1.txt

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