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The Ancestry of Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA
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These pages are dedicated to the people who were the original settlers in the area which is now northeastern Pennsylvania and adjacent areas of New York.
The complete index of persons on the database.
Listed below are some early settlers where significant numbers of family members have been entered into the database:
John DENNY John's parents were Richard Denney and Aseneth Booth of Philipstown, NY. But the probate records show another Denney, Richard, as an early settler in Susquehanna County. As Richard the father died in 1825 in New York and this Richard in 1840 in Susquehanna County, the question remains - How are these two early Denney settlers related?
Zipron COBB Another family arriving from New York state. The town named Mt. Cobb speaks well of the influence of this family in the early days.
The COBB surname index.
Benjamin DECKER Benjamin's parents were Daniel and Hannah DECKER from Orange County, NY. Alas DECKER was a common family name in Orange County. Can you help us find the correct Daniel?
The DECKER surname index.
Asaph FULLER He married in Pennsylvania in the 1820s.
Do you know if he had a family in Connecticut before the War of 1812?
The FULLER surname index.
Levi LORD Levi moved to Pike County from England about 1815 with his family and grandchildren.
The LORD surname index.
Thomas TIFFANY An early settler with connections to the Nine Partners moved into the Harford area about 1795 with family and grandchildren.
The TIFFANY surname index.
and his brother
Arriving from Massachusetts these two started the lines of Pickerings in Northeastern Pennsylvania. There were so many by the late 1800s that we definitely need help in identifying many of these later descendants. Can you help?
The PICKERING surname index.
Benjamin SNYDER Benjamin was just one of many SNYDERs settling in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the early 1800s. We suspect that most were related as they came from the Hudson River valley of New York. But no certain linkage has been established. Can you help us identify a common ancestor?
The SNYDER surname index.
Michael SPEARBECK The SPARBECKs, as earlier records spell the name, arrived from the Albany NY area settling in Broome County, NY as well as Pennsylvania. Several of Michael's children served in the Civil War, again both from NY and PA. Can you help us trace what became of the sisters?
Conrad SWINGLE The SWINGLEs were one of the earliest families in Wayne County settling primarily in the region around Canaan Township.
The SWINGLE surname index.

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