Category Archives: Ancestry

A great number of my ancestors (and probably yours, too), were kicked out of some of the finest countries in Europe. Some were on the losing side of the Ulster Land War. Some were Catholic in a Protestant State, others were Protestant in a Catholic State. Some were Ashkenazic Jews, Secularists, or with religious fervor, emphatically claimed no religion at all. There is an abandoned orphan, probably born out of wedlock. There are ancestors from both sides of the English and American Civil Wars. Ancestral and related families are pretty much a Heinz 57 collection. As a result, like a whole lot of us, it seems we end up as “American.”

Moravian Massacre

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnadenhutten_massacre The Gnadenhutten massacre, also known as the Moravian massacre, was the killing of 96 Christian Lenape (Delaware) by colonial American militia from Pennsylvania on March 8, 1782 at the Moravian missionary village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio during the American Revolutionary War.[2] … Continue reading

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The Burning of Hanna’s Town

From: https://archive.org/stream/historyofwestmor01bouc#page/n9/mode/2up History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1 (1906) By John Newton Boucher CHAPTER XII The Hannastown War Burning of the County Seat Destruction of Miller’s Blockhouse The summer of 1782 was the gloomiest in our pioneer history. Many of … Continue reading

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Hanna’s Town Resolves

The first county seat of Westmoreland County was Hanna’s Town. It was a hub of Revolutionary War activity in western Pennsylvania, and more lately part of the William Steel farm. About a year before the Declaration of Independence, were the Hanna’s … Continue reading

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James Steele of Mon County

From: “A Genealogy of the Descendants of James Steele and his Wife Mary” by Donley M. Steele, 1919. JAMES STEELE. SR. Head of Family No. 1. Our earliest paternal ancestor of whom we have any record, was one James Steel. … Continue reading

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George Washington Steele

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Washington Steele (December 13, 1839 – July 12, 1922) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician who twice served as a Congressman for Indiana, from 1881 to 1889 and again from 1895 to 1903. Steele was also the first Governor of Oklahoma … Continue reading

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William Steel 1780-1857

from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46320907 written by Aaron Steel  William Moore Steel 1780-1857 Birth: Feb. 2, 1780 [Carlisle, Pennsylvania] Death: Oct. 17, 1857 Leigh, Harrison County, Texas, US Son of Revolutionary war Captain John Steel Jr., William Steel was born in Carlisle, PA in 1780. In 1802, … Continue reading

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Schwarzkopf’s 14 Rules of Leadership

From Examiner.com Here are Norman Schwarzkopf’s 14 rules of leadership given at a business conference in 2010: Think of yourself as a leader. Leaders lead people, not systems, processes etc. Character. Requires sense of duty, ethics, morality – it is not a measure … Continue reading

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