Early Times on the Susquehanna


Early Times on the Susquehanna - Mrs. George A. Perkins. Early pioneers gathered at Elmira in 1853, Athens in 1854 and Owego in 1855 to relate the facts and incidents connected with the early settlement of this beautiful region of Pennsylvania. "Judge McDowell thought we should visit and converse with the few that yet remain of the early settlers, and gather all the historical facts about early times that could be obtained." The author has compiled historical information from her father's papers, supplemented by information gleaned from ancestors and personal knowledge. The book opens with a discussion of the Six Nations (called Iroquois by the French) comprised of Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas and Tuscaroras, and their interaction with the early settlers and missionaries. Conflict between Connecticut and Pennsylvania over valley land, Queen Esther of the Seneca Indians, Sullivan's expedition against the Indians in 1779, the township of Asylum, Athens Township, Claverback, Milltown, New Sheshequin, Old Sheshequin, Factoryville, Waverly, Troy, the murder of an Indian servant by Mr. Collins, the Indian Treaty at Tioga Point, 'The Deer Hunt Of 1818', early inhabitants, Colonel John Franklin and Colonel John Jenkins, Matthias Hollenback, Mrs. Clement Paine, John Shepard, boundaries, post offices, the church, shad fishery, and floods are covered individually. A listing of Civil War soldiers belonging to the Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves, 57th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers and 141st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, an appendix, and a new full name index add to the value of this volume. (1870, 1999), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 302 pp.

ISBN: 9780788412981