Mary Polly Gilliland Edmiston was the daughter of Revolutionary War Patriot James Gilliland and Lydia Armstrong Gilliland(my sixth great grandparents). Mary Polly was born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, now West Virginia, on July 4, 1790. She married Andrew Edmiston, in Bath County, Virginia, on 8 January 1807. They raised ten children: James, Nathan, Lydia, George, Mathew, Andrew, […]Read more "Mary Polly Gillilan (Gilliland) Edmiston"
THE BEGINNING OF SETTLEMENTS in Jane Lew. There were many who preferred not to move to a new settlement until it had become permanent on account of the discomforts incident to life in the wilderness without any great supply of bread, without aid in raising their cabins and without neighbors. The most noteworthy of the […]Read more "The West’s of West’s Fort"
The lineage of our own branch goes back into Ireland and then to Scotland. The various Steele and Steel ancestral lines. It is highly likely that Scotch blood filled the veins of the earliest progenitor of our own line as many Scotch characteristics predominate in a majority of our kindred today. Our Patriot James Steel […]Read more "James Steele, Patriot of the American Revolution"
The Freeman’s Journal or the North-American Intelligencer. Philadelphia PA. September 21, 1785.Read more "Harper, Philadelphia PA. 1785"
Aberdeen Journal, General Advertiser North of Scotland. June 19, 1844.Read more "Aberdeen Journal, General Advertiser North of Scotland"
Robert Harper, Gettysburg Female Seminary. The Adams Sentinel. April 13, 1840Read more "Gettysburg Female Seminary, Gettysburg PA."
The Star and Banner, Gettysburg, PA. February 2, 1849.Read more "Robert G Harper, Gettysburg PA"