The original data for this database is from:
I was curious to see if my end-of-line ancestor, Martin Carringer, was in these records, and if there were other persons with that surname (or similar) also.
I searched the database with the surname "car*ger" and received 24 matches. Martin Carringer in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania had five entries for the 1787 to 1789 time period. The first one is for Rostraver township in Westmoreland County in 1787:
There are a number of columns on this page and it is difficult to determine the heading when it is vertical on the page, as above. So I clicked "Rotate" on the Ancestry menu and was able to easily see the headings.
A snippet for Martin Carringer's row in this record looks like this:
The row for Martin Carringer indicates that:
Name: Carringer, Martin
Land held by Patent:
Land held by Warrant:
Land held by Location: 150 [acres]
Land held by Improve:
Horned Cattle: 1
Value: 39 pounds
Unfortunately, there were no earlier Carringer (or variant spellings) entries in Westmoreland County. There are a number of Hoak/Houk/Hoke entries in Westmoreland county also. I'm going to enjoy mining this database!
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