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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 […]

Revolutionary allies and enemies

The letter at the end of this page comes from a journal article by Theodore D. Schoonmaker under the title Indian Raids And Massacres about the Time of the Revolution and the subtitle “Battle of the Conashaugh.” I haven’t been able to find a full citation yet, and I’d like to see some more evidence […]

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, here. jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_5686_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_5686_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: […]