Genealogical and Other Newsworthy Items abstracted from The Pittsburg Reporter (Pennsylvania) January 25, 1822 to December 25, 1827.
Paul K. Heckethorn.
These records are abstracted from The Pittsburg(h), PA Reporter (PA) for the period Jan. 25, 1822 to Dec. 25, 1827. The Pittsburgh Reporter was the result of the work of Rev. John Andrews, who began a similar newspaper in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1814. The Weekly Reporter, predecessor of The Pittsburg Reporter, was begun as a work approved by the governing body (Synod) of the Presbyterian Church. The Weekly Reporter printed its last edition with the October 21, 1821 issue.
Undaunted, Rev. Andrews was given a second chance at journalism with the Pittsburg Reporter. At a new location on Fourth Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA and at the same price of $2.00 per year, the Pittsburg Reporter was a hit. It brought news abroad, local marriages and death notices, as well as the famous political, religious and other newsworthy items. It was a great newspaper for its day. These records are not limited to Presbyterians. Many people were married and buried by Presbyterian ministers simply because that’s all certain areas offered in the way of clergymen. Index.
1999, 8.5" X 11", paper, 100 pp.