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Bradford County, Pennslvania

Susquehanna River as seen from Marie Antoinette Overlook along Route 6.

Standing Stone Township, Pennsylvania

Coolbaugh, Ennis and other ancestors migrated from Connecticut, New York and the Minisink Valley to settle in Bradford County. The Ennis family settled in Standing Stone, named after a prominent feature of the Susquehanna.

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Moses Coolbaugh 1752 -1814 : I00550

Moses Coolbaugh is a direct ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War and who appears on the 1790 census, the first taken by the government of the new United States.

Durham Boat used during a recreation of Washington crossing the Delaware. Source: Wikipedia

Moses was born in Monroe County in 1752 and in 1790 […]

Patriots and Slave Holders: the Pennsylvania you Never Knew

One of the more useful published histories I’ve come across while researching this time and place is the three volume A history of Wilkes-Barré, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from its first beginnings to the present time. Oscar Jewell Harvey, 1909.1The book is available to be read online at archive.org, here. jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_3680_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_3680_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: […]