By Katie Gregory
The Ferree relatives was once a beneficiary of William Penn who gave Madame Marie Warenbauer a furnish of 2000 acres within the new colony of Peace in the USA. They first arrived in 1712 upon the Piquea Valley in Strasburg Township (now Lancaster County) to settle one of the local american citizens. They have been granted existence lengthy friendship with the neighborhood Piquea Indians. the 1st grandchild born in this land was once to Philip and Leah (DuBois). Abraham (1715-1775) lived, toiled, and died in Paradise. he's buried along with his grandmother, mom and dad, and different relations in Carpenter's Graveyard.
Abraham's youngest daughter was once Rachel (1747-1805), additionally born in Paradise, PA. She grew to become the bride of our David on October 24, 1763 on the Emanuel Church New citadel, Delaware. jointly, David and Rachel settled on "Eltinge's correct" alongside the Potomac River, southwest of Hancock in Western Maryland. This region used to be first named Linton Hundred. It used to be pay attention alongside the western banks of the Potomac River that David and Rachel settled on their father Abraham's Plantation and raised fruit and sugar bushes to distill spirits for the burgeoning colonies at the japanese seashores.
They raised a kin of 1 Daughter (Rachel) and 7 next Sons (John, Abram, David, James, William, Israel, and Joseph).
These offspring have yielded six pioneering households which outfitted the yankee West. They first settled in Ohio starting in 1805, Illinois as early as 1836, Iowa in 1851, Nebraska after the Civil struggle, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma, California, Oregon, Washington, and different states.
This identify will chronicle the expansion of the six male offspring, in addition to the maternal part of every of the households. i am hoping that the tales provided can help advisor destiny generations to have a similar unparalleled beliefs and first religion in a Loving writer, Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ.
May this additionally lead others to benefit from the literal background handed to destiny iteration by way of their moms, a practice of the German and Scotch-Irish immigrants which driven in the course of the Appalachian frontier. this can be the enjoyment that was once given the writer by way of his loving mom Lois Magdalene Hoffmeyer (1926-2005). She first led me to church and salvation, that is the topic of such a lot pioneering households. all the denominations which our households have are in short described.
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Miskimmins, Faith of our Father's and Mother's: The Descendants of David and Rachel of Linton Hundred, Maryland including Miskimen, Miskimins, Meskimen, Miskimens, not Miskimon by Katie Gregory