Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mercer County PA History Book

The Mercer County, Pennsylvania, History book by G.L. Abbott, published in 188, is available online at

I found the biography of Martin Carringer and Cornelius Feather, both of whom are my ancestors. The biography of Martin Carringer reads:

MARTIN CARRINGER was a native of Westmoreland County, Penn., and came to this county in 1796; was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He settled in Perry Township, and died in 1838. He was the father of Jacob, George, Henry and Joseph, all dead. Jacob was in the War of 1812. George was born, in Westmoreland County, and married Isabella Montgomery. He was an early member of the militia. He died in 1876, aged eighty-one years, and was the father of the following children: John, George, Emily, Maude, deceased; Milton, Isabella, married Humphrey Orr; James, deceased, was in the war; Harvey, and Jane, the wife of Stephen Feather; Isabella Montgomery, wife of George Carringer, died September 24, 1888, aged eighty-five years, making a residence on the farm they first settled on of sixty-seven years.

Does anybody else have Martin Carringer as an ancestor? If so, I'd like to hear from you.

There may be other online books at this web site.

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