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History of Clearfield County

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Lewis Cass Aldrich

published 1887

 

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HIST0RY
OF
CLEARFIELD COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS

EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH

SYRACUSE, N. Y.
D. MASON & CO., PUBLISHERS
1887

 

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Chapter

Pages

Introduction - Contents 1 - 12
Chapter 1 - GENERAL GEOGRAPHICAL VIEW.
The Subject-Formation-Geographical and Topographical Mountains-Rivers--Natural Characteristics
13 - 16
Chapter 2 - INDIAN OCCUPATION.
Indian Occupation -The Leuni Lenapes-Their Origin -Country Occupied by Them -The Iroquois -Their Clan System -The Five Nations -The Lenapes Conquered -The Delawares -Other Tribes -Iroquois Successful -The Six Nations -Shawnees
17 - 23

CHAPTER 3 - THE INDIANS IN THE FRENCH WAR.
The French and English War--Disposition of the Indians -Erection of Forts -Fort Augusta -Events Along the West Branch-Scenes at Chinckeclamousche -Summary -Close of the War.

23 - 31
CHAPTER 4 - WARS WITH THE INDIANS
Pontiac’s War -The League -Depredations of the Frontier --Forts Taken -Indian Driven Back-The Treaty of Peace--Threatenings of an Outbreak-Departure of the Moravians -Incidents -The Cresap War-Logan.
31 - 37
CHAPTER 5 - THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD.
The Revolutionary War -Action of the Crown -The Colonies Determined -The Outbreak -The Indians Hostile-Six Nations Divided -Depredations -Defenses -Struggles -Close of the War.
37 - 42
CHAPTER 6 - EARLY LAND OPERATIONS.
Land Titles -Penn’s Charter -Naming the Province -Treaties with Indians -Acquisition of Lands to the Proprietaries -Boundaries -The Divesting Act -Surveys -Owners -The Holland Land Company.
43 - 50
CHAPTER 7 - EARLY SETTLEMENTS.
Early Settlements -Territory Divided -The First Settlers -Difference of Opinion -The First Mill -First Marriage -First Child Born -The Christening -Other Settlements --Settlement Down to 1810.
50 - 64

CHAPTER 8 - ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTY.
Erection of the County -Boundaries -An Error --Jurisdiction of Centre County Officers Extended Over this County-The Governor’s Order -Proceedings of the Commissioners -County Seat Fixed at Clearfied -Election Districts -Return of Taxables -The First Townships-Population -Act of 1812 -The Civil Organization Completed -Subsequent Townships -Erection of Elk County--Townships taken from Clearfield County.

64 - 73
CHAPTER 9 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND COURTS.
Plan of the County Seat-Lots Donated for Public Buildings-The Old Log Jail-The Jail Built in 1841-2 -The Present Jail --Its Cost--The First Court-House -Description -Important Cases Tried Therein-The New Court-House Built -Courts in the Old Church --Court-House Remodeled and Additions Built -Some Leading Causes Recalled.
73 - 82
CHAPTER 10 - FROM 1810 TO 1843.
Pioneer Settlements After 1810 -Population in 1810 -The First Murder -Events of the War of 1812-15 --Peace-Election Districts Prior to 1843 -Record of the Floods on the West Branch -The Pumpkin Flood -Drowning of John and Ellis Graham -Gorges at the Pee Wee’s Nest.
82 - 91

Chapter 11 - LUMBER AND ROADS.

The Lumbering Interests -Rafting and Floating -Turnpike and Road Companies 2 Rail-
roads of the County.

92 - 105
Chapter 12 - CLEARFIELD’S MILITARY HISTORY. 105 - 202
CHAPTER 13 - GEOLOGY OF CLEARFIELD COUNTY. 203 - 215
CHAPTER 14 - A REVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COAL INTERESTS OF THE CELEBRATED HOUTZDALE-OSCEOLA-PHILIPSBURG REGION. 215 - 232
CHAPTER 15 - BENCH AND BAR.
History of the Courts -Supreme Court -Common Pleas -Other Courts -The Judiciary - The Bench and Bar of Clearfield County.
233 - 255
CHAPTER 16 - THE MEDICAL PROFESSION. 256 - 267
CHAPTER 17 - THE PRESS OF CLEARFIELD COUNTY. 267 - 278
CHAPTER 18 - DEVOTED TO A REVIEW OF THE ORIGIN, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS AND INSTITUTIONS OF CLEARFIELD COUNTY. 279 - 312
CHAPTER 19 - POLITICAL HISTORY OF CLEARFIELD COUNTY. 313 - 322
CHAPTER 20 - CIVIL LIST AND COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS. 323 - 331
CHAPTER 21 - HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH OF CLEARFIELD, THE SEAT OF JUSTICE OF CLEARFIELD COUNTY. 331 - 376
CHAPTER 22 - HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH OF Du BOIS. 376 - 407
CHAPTER 23 - HISTORY OF BECCARIA TOWNSHIP. 407 - 414
CHAPTER 24 - HISTORY OF BELL TOWNSHIP. 414 - 425
CHAPTER 25 - HISTORY OF BIGLER TOWNSHIP. 425 - 427
CHAPTER 26 - HISTORY OF BLOOM TOWNSHIP. 428 - 434
CHAPTER 27 - HISTORY OF BOGGS TOWNSHIP. 434 - 443
CHAPTER 28 - HISTORY OF BRADFORD TOWNSHIP. 444 - 455
CHAPTER 29 - HISTORY OF BRADY TOWNSHIP. 455 - 477
CHAPTER 30 - HISTORY OF BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP. 478 - 495
CHAPTER 31 - HISTORY OF CHEST TOWNSHIP. 495 - 501
CHAPTER 32 - HISTORY OF COVINGTON TOWNSHIP. 501 - 508
CHAPTER 33 - HISTORY OF COOPER TOWNSHIP. 509 - 510
CHAPTER 34 - HISTORY OF DECATUR TOWNSHIP. 511 - 523
CHAPTER 35 - HISTORY OF FERGUSON TOWNSHIP. 523 - 531
CHAPTER 36 - HISTORY OF GEULICH TOWNSHIP. 523 - 531
CHAPTER 37 - HISTORY OF GIRARD TOWNSHIP. 537 - 542
CHAPTER 38 - HISTORY OF GRAHAM TOWNSHIP. 542 - 546
CHAPTER 39 - HISTORY OF GOSHEN TOWNSHIP. 546 - 551
CHAPTER 40 - HISTORY OF GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP. 552 - 558
CHAPTER 41 - HISTORY OF HUSTON TOWNSHIP. 558 - 566
CHAPTER 42 - HISTORY OF JORDAN TOWNSHIP. 566 - 577
CHAPTER 43 - HISTORY OF KARTHAUS TOWNSHIP. 577 - 586
CHAPTER 44 - HISTORY OF KNOX TOWNSHIP. 586 - 590
CHAPTER 45 - HISTORY OF LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP. 591 - 603
CHAPTER 46 - HISTORY OF MORRIS TOWNSHIP. 603 - 614
CHAPTER 47 - HISTORY OF PENN TOWNSHIP AND THE BOROUGHS OF LUMBER CITY AND PENNVILLE. 615 - 628
CHAPTER 48 - HISTORY OF PIKE TOWNSHIP AND THE BOROUGH OF CURWENSVILLE. 628 - 645
CHAPTER 49 - HISTORY OF SANDY TOWNSHIP. 645 - 651
CHAPTER 50 - HISTORY OF UNION TOWNSHIP. 651 - 657
CHAPTER 51 - HISTORY OF WOODWARD TOWNSHIP. 658 - 673
CHAPTER 52 - BIOGRAPHICAL 674 - 723
 

 

   

 

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