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Jacob Hough – emails

 

Summary of emails from Allen D. McCrady and Jamie Simcox

See Jacob Hough web page

 

From: "Allen D. McCrady" <allendmc@cableone.net>
To: <al.hart@renderplus.com>
Subject: Hough Family
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 16:57:32 -0600

Dear Mr. Hart, I am Allen D. McCrady, now of Idaho Falls, ID. I was brought up near Pittsburgh , and I am a descendant of Peter Marmie. Peter was one of the original owners of the Alliance Furnace, first iron works west of the Alleghenies.  It was located on both sides of Jacob's Creek (Fayette and Westmoreland Counties ), being built starting in 1788. I have been doing research in this area, and noted your pages on the Hough family.  I have a few questions and comments.

1. I quote from "OUR FOLK":  "Jacob Hough-was born about 1747and died about 1812 in Jacob's Creek"  Further down the page, citing his (Jacob's) will "proved !9 March 1803". Further down, his sons and executors filed their account in 1806, three years later. I respectfully submit that, according to the internal evidence, the latest possible death date for Jacob would have been in early 1803. A will in Pennsylvania cannot be” proved" until the body is cold. That the boys took three years to wind up their father's estate is within reason. I quote: "Jacob- settled in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland Co., on the watershed...". From the will abstract, " Jacob Hough of East Huntingdon Twp.".  Is it possible your source is confusing Jacob and Jacob Jr. ?  Or did Jacob Sr. move from South to East Huntingdon ? 

2.  According to the "warrantee maps" of Westmoreland   County , the earliest deeds along Jacob's Creek were warranted by Pennsylvania starting in 1784. You cite a prior owner, one Main , for Jacob's property and state the purchase date as 1782. Where is the Main to Hough deed recorded? Have you checked this information personally? This area was claimed by both Virginia and Pennsylvania until 1789, and it is possible that this deed is lying somewhere in a Virginia courthouse. Something is inconsistent. 

3. Have you a source for the inference that the Creek was named for Jacob Hough? He seems a late comer according to your chronology. 

Rachel Gardner, daughter of William Gardner, sister of William Gardner and cousin of William Gardner (yes, there apparently were three of them) all of Rostraver Township , Westmoreland married Peter Marmie. At least one of the Gardners was in the Militia with your Hough and apparently escaped the fire also. So if you have Hough blood, your grand soldiered with my grand or uncle. The Gardners , the Teals (neighbor and militia mate),and a few other local families, had ties in Baltimore before coming to W. Pa. So if you are looking for Jacob's trail, he might have stopped off there on his way from overseas to Westmoreland. Incidentally, one of the tenants of John Gerhart a/k/a Gierhart, from whom the owners of the Alliance Furnace bought the land to build the works, was one Philip Weigal/Weigle. This man could have been Catherine Wygle's father. Catherine married Paul Hough according to your protocol. I would be happy to further discuss this time and place in Pennsylvania . Allen D. McCrady

 

 

Much of the information comes from this source at Ancestry.com:

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=senorasimcox&id=I01362

If you can pinpoint more details, let me know and I will update my database.

Al Hart

My Family Ties

Entries: 16663    Updated: 2004-10-09 16:57:06 UTC (Sat)    Contact: Jamie Simcox []    Home Page: My Family Ties

This is an ongoing project, not all is documented and/or sourced, feel free to email me if any questions. I also have am interested in any old photos you can share. NOTE* I also have my own gift basket business on the internet too. Check out www.jamiesgiftbaskets.com, for your all your gift basket needs!

ID: I00181 Name: JACOB HOUGH Sex: M Birth: BET 1742 AND 1747 in PENNSYLVANIA Death: 28 MAR 1803 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Military Service: 10 SEP 1778 THIRD PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENT COMMANDED BY COLONEL THOMAS CRAIG Military Service: PRIVATE IN "CAPTAIN ROSS" COMPANY PROP: BOUGHT LAND FROM JOHN MAIN APRIL 28, 1783 IN HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP, WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Burial: ZION LUTHERAN & REFORMED CHURCH CEMETERY Will: 19 MAR 1803 WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Probate: 26 OCT 1806 WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Note:

NOTE* HOAF WHISKEY REBELS: IN THE WINTER OF 1790-91, ALEXANDER HAMILTON PROPOSED A TAX ON WHISKEY, WHICH WOULD PAY OFF THE FEDERAL DEBT INCURRED DURING THE REVOLUTION. SOUTHERNERS, EASTERNERS AND OTHER USERS WERE ENDANGERED BY THE PROPOSAL, WHICH WAS PASSED IN DUE COURSE. NOWHERE, HOWEVER, WERE PEOPLE SO UPSET AS THEY WERE AON THE ALLEGHENY AND MONONGAHELA RIVERS ; WHERE THE WHISKEY WAS DISTILLED. THERE, WHISKEY WAS THE MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE. A HUNDRED GALLON STILL EQUATED TO A LARGE FARM. EVERYONE DISTILLED WHO COULD. COMMUNITIES BONDED TOGETHER TO DISTILL. EVERYONE ALSO DRANK THE PRODUCT, BOTH FLAVORED WITH HERBS OR RAW. IT WAS EASILY TRANSPORTED AND EXCHANGED FOR SALT AND NAILS, THE MAIN ITEMS NEEDED FROM THE EAST. AMONG THOSE WHO HELPED DEVELOP THE DISTILLING INDUSTRY WAS JACOB HOFE, SOMETIMES RECORDED AS HUFE, BUT WHO EVENTUALLY DIED AS JACOB HOUGH, PRONOUNCED AS "HOAF". HE HAD MOVED INTO WASHINGTON AND WESTMORELAND COUNTY AREAS WITH GERMAN FAMILIES FROM MARYLAND AND PENNSYLVANIA CIRCA 1765. BY THE 1790'S, HE AND HIS GROWN SONS WERE ESTABLISHED DISTILLERS ON JACOB'S CREEK IN WHAT IS NOW WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. BY THE SUMMER OF 1794, HIS CLAN AND ALL THE OTHER DISTILLERS WERE READY TO FIGHT. AND FIGHT THEY DID, ORGANIZING COMMITTEES OF CORRESPONDENCE AND CALLING OUT THE LOCAL MILITIA. THEY OCCUPIED PITTSBURGH ON AUGUST 1, 1794; BURNING A BARN, EATING THE LOOSE CHICKENS AND APPROPRIATING ALL THE AVAILABLE WHISKEY.

NOTE* ANOTHER DEATH DATE HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED BUT NOT PROVEN--OCTOBER 1806.

NOTE* Jacob Hough was in Revolutionary War, Capt. Ezekiel Roos Co. Westmoreland Co. Militia under Col. William Crawford on Sandusky expedition. (See page 399,Pa Archives, 6th Series, Volume Two). In the same company there was Absaion Hough and Mathias Hough. The British kept inciting and leading the Indians on scalping and burning attacks against the settlers of Eastern Ohio and Western Pa. Col. William Crawford and his Volunteers left Pittsburgh, Pa. in May 1782, and landed at Mingo Bottom, just below Steubenville, Ohio, May 24th. The 18 companies chose their own captains and started march the next day. On June 4th they arrived at the spot where Sandusky had stood. The expedition was not only disastrous to the Indians, but Col. Crawford was captured and burned. Many of his men were also captured and hideously tortured. Jacob Hough was on the roll of the shattered 3rd.Pa. Regiment commanded by Col. Thomas Craig. At Easton, Pa., the regiment was recruited and joined with other units under General Wayne.

The Hough family, of which Jacob Hough was a member , left Bucks Co. Pa. and settled either in Md or Loudoun Co., Va. on the opposite side of Potomac River from Frederick Co. Md. Jacob was in contact with Smiths in and around Philadelphia , in Frederick Co. Md. and in Bedford Co. Pa. He married Charlotte Smith (daughter of Christian Smith) about 1767 and in 1772, a Jacob and Christian Crabs bought a plantation from James Smith in Bedford Co. Pa. for 178 pounds. About1779 Jacob and Charlotte Smith , with their family, are said by good authority to have left Frederick Co. Md. and just as good authority says the family migrated from Bucks Co Pa.

All agree they settled in South Huntington Twp. Westmoreland Co. Pa on the watershed of a stream that bears his name (Jacob's Creek, formerly known as Salt Creek).

They are reputed to be the first Hough Family settling west of Allegheny Mts. They came over the Mts in wagons with stock. Following mostly the road made my Braddock's Army in 1755, leaving it at or near where Jacob's Cabin was on the south side of Jacob's Creek, at a big bend in Jacob's Creek a mile or so up stream from the present site of Scottdale. Chief Jacobs of the Delaware Indians once lived there.

Jacob Hough (on 4-28-1782)recorded his deed for 140 acres in South Huntington Twp. Westmoreland Co. Pa. bought from John Main bounded by lands of Zachariah Brion, Samuel calloway, and George Metslor.

NOTE* 1800 CENSUS OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

JACOB HOUGH

State: PA

County: Westmoreland Co.

Page #: 123

Census/Enumeration year: 1800

Age ranges in household: 00001-0110100

NOTE* Will Abstracts Westmoreland County , Will Book 1

 

Jacob Hough of East Huntington Twp. "Sick and weak", Wife,,Sharlota, Sons:

Jacob,John,Paul,David,Peter,Joseph,and Salomon,Daugther:Eva

Snider,Executors:sons,Jacob and Paul.Witnesses: Nicholas Swope and David

(X) Weaver. Will dated -- --- ----; proved 19 Mar 1803. Testator signed

with his mark. (page 176)

 

NOTE* Orphans Court Abstracts Westmoreland County , Docket A

 

22 Sept 1806,Jacob Hough and Paul Hough, exectors of the estate of Jacob

Hough dec'd exhibited their account. Personal estate:

$962,91.Disbursments,including $30 as allowance to the executors for their

trouble and expense, are $307.41. Balance after deducting $1.75 ( cost of

entry,Copy, and Certificate) is $653,75 to be distributed to the will of

the deceased. (page 202)

 

NOTE* EMAIL FROM MAX HUFF:

JACOB AND CHARLOTTE HOUGH OF MD AND PA

Jacob HOUGH (or HOFE) (c 1742/45 prob. Frederick Co, MD - 1806 Westmoreland Co, PA) on or about 1767 in Md Charlotte SMITH (1747 MD - 1826 Westmoreland Co, PA) poss. dau of George and Christina ( ) SMITH. They started their family in MD, but soon joined with others about 1774 from the Frederick county area in moving to Bedford Co, Pa, then on the frontier. Between 1779 and 1782, Jacob may have left the frontier area for a few years. Jacob was last taxed in Bedford Co in 1786.

When Jacob returned, or became able to do so, he settled with his family in South Huntington twp of Westmoreland Co, PA, and his land was later in East Huntington twp when that twp was formed in 1790. Jacob was on the frontier for about twenty years, and he served in several military operations. The following seem to be verifiable:

a. Member, 3rd PA Regiment, recruited at Easton, PA, under General Wayne.

b. Ranger of the Frontier in the Washington Co, PA, Militia.

c. Soldier who received depreciation pay from the state.

d. pvt, Capt Ezekial Ross' Comp, Westmoreland Co, Militia, Col William Crawford's Sandusky Expedition of 20 May 1782, recorded as Jacob HOGH.

Much of Jacob Hough's background is concealed by variations in name spelling and pronunciation. Descendants in the Westmoreland Co area pronounced his name to rhyme with oak or spoke. Sometimes it was even confused with HAWK. It was spelled HAUCH, HAUCK, HAAG, HAUGH, HAUK; but it was rarely confused with HUFF or HOFF. Apparently the families who moved from Frederick Co, MD, spoke and wrote in German. Some even kept diaries of their move, and these were in German. They established churches as they settled, and these churches changed over to English about 1850, two generations after Jacob and Charlotte died. Apparently Jacob became HOUGH when he was recorded by others who spoke English and knew the HOUGH name. Phonetically, he remained "HOAK" or "HAWK." Some of his descendants adopted the phonetic HOAF or HOE, but very few ever adopted HUFF or HOFF.

Jacob HOUGH and his sons were successful in farming, milling, and distilling. To market what they were able to grow, they found it advantageous to convert their corn to whiskey. This caused conflict with authorities, and Jacob and his sons were involved in the Whiskey Rebellion. By family tradition, there were nine ch, but only eight were mentioned in the Jacob Hough will:

1. Jacob (14 Apr 1768 MD or PA - 30 Dec 1821 Colerain twp, Ross Co, OH) md Louvice (or Louisa) AUGENSTEIN and moved by 1807 to Ross Co, OH. Their ch were Jacob; Katherine; George; John; Abraham; Isaac; Casper; Elizabeth; and Joseph. Most of these families show up in Ross Co, OH, but some moved west with the advancing frontier.

2. John George (1770 MD or PA - ) poss md Polly WALTZ ( ), but records show his wife to have been Elizabeth . Ch may incl John George; Jacob; Elizabeth;

3. Paul (16 Nov 1771 MD or PA - 2 Oct 1842 PA) md Catherine WYGLE. They lived for some time in OH but returned to Westmoreland Co, PA. Their ch were Mary; Abraham; William; Margaret; Elizabeth; Jacob; John; Paul; Catherine; Joseph; David Wygle; Charlotte; Daniel; and Sarah Ann.

4. David (27 Feb 1774 PA - 3 Mar 1858 Fayette Co, PA) md (1) Barbaretta AUBLE and in 1805 settled on the Little Redstone River in Fayette Co. Their ch were Elizabeth; Henry; Mary; Joseph; Abraham; David; Charlotte; Paul; Margaret; William; Martha; and Sarah. Later David md (2) Mrs. Eva (SCHRAUGER) BRYAN, and (3) Mrs. RITER. There were no more ch.

5. Joseph (29 Mar 1780 PA - 7 Dec 1846 PA) md Magdalena WALTZ and lived in Fayette Co. Ch were Daniel; Sarah H.; John; Mariah; Solomon; Joseph; Jacob; Charlotte; David; and Paul.

6. Solomon ( 1782 PA - after 1845, prob. PA) md Susan RHODES and live in Westmoreland Co until after 1840. He was known as Big Sol, to distinguish him from his nephew. After 1845, he was guardian of some of this brother Peter's ch. He may have had ch named David and Lucinda, but his family is not well defined.

7. Peter (2 Nov 1784 PA - 7 July 1845 PA) md (1) Eva AUBLE and had George; Daniel; William; Joseph; John W.; Jacob; and Lewis G. Peter md (2) Catherine SMITH and they had Kesiah; Sarah; Lavinia; David; and Charlotte. Peter stayed in Westmoreland Co.

8. Eva (11 June 1787 PA - 30 Nov 1870) md Nicholas SNYDER and had seven ch. They lived in Westmoreland Co, and possibly Fayette Co. (On the 1850 census, Eva was recorded as born in Bucks Co, PA. This is likely a mistake, as Jacob HOFE already had his land grant in Westmoreland Co at that time. She was likely born on that land grant; however, her family was not recorded there for the 1790 census.)

9. Abraham ( ), not mentioned in his father's will and presumed to have died young.

Descendants have maintained that Jacob and Charlotte are buried at Zion Graveyard, originally known as the Schwabs Church , later the Swopes Church , now Zion . The church was organized in 1789, and English was introduced in 1858. Settlers may have come from "Das Schwaben land" in Germany .

The best available information strongly suggests that Jacob Hough's parents were in Frederick Co, MD, as HAUGH or HAWK. None of the other proposed lineages which link Jacob Hough with Hough or Huff or Haff families stand up under scrutiny. The phonetic heritage of "Hoak" or "Hoaf" is far closer to the family origin than the incidental spelling and recording of German-speaking Jacob's name by others who were English speaking. Even Elmer Hough suggested that census information on near relatives was concealed under spellings of Houk or Houke.

Lineage is Jacob HOUGH and Charlotte (SMITH) of MD and PA;

References:

Elmer Hough, The Hough Genealogy, 1936.

1774-1786 Bedford Co, PA, Bethel twp, Jacob Hough paid taxes except for 1780, 1781, and 1782. He may have been in military service or otherwise away from the area.

1785 Westmoreland Co, PA, Jacob HOFE received a land grant of 150 acres in Huntington twp on 2 June 1785. Land was called "Jacob's Retreat." (Warrants of Land, PA Archives, 3rd Series, Vol 26). (Also recorded in Patent Book P, Vol 4, p 264)

1786 Westmoreland Co, PA, Jacob HOUK received 300 acres of land. (This may be a different person.)

1790 Bedford Co, PA, possibly Jacob Hufe 4-4-2 (indexed as Huse). (This may be a different person.) (It seems far more likely that Jacob was already in Westmoreland Co on his own land grant by 1790, and that he was simply missed or wrongly recorded in 1790.)

 

1800 Westmoreland Co, PA, S. Huntington twp, Jacob Hough, 01101-00001

1803 Westmoreland Co, PA, East Huntington twp, Jacob Hough will of 19 Mar 1803, probated 26 Oct 1806.

Father: JOSEPH (SR.) HOUGH b: 20 FEB 1722/23 in BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Mother: ANN b: 1722

Marriage 1 CHARLOTTE SMITH b: 1747 in PENNSYLVANIA

Married: 1767 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA OR FREDERICK COUNTY , MARYLAND

Children

[] ABRAHAM HOUGH

[] JACOB (JR.) HOUGH b: 14 APR 1768 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

[] JOHN GEORGE HOUGH b: 1770 in PENNSYLVANIA

[] PAUL HOUGH b: 16 NOV 1771 in BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

[] DAVID HOUGH b: 27 FEB 1774 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

[] JOSEPH HOUGH b: 30 MAY 1780 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

[] EVE HOUGH b: 6 NOV 1781 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

[] PETER HOUGH b: 4 JAN 1785 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

[] SOLOMON HOUGH b: 14 OCT 1787 in WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Delivered-To: 388-al.hart@renderplus.com

From: "Allen D. McCrady" <allendmc@cableone.net>

To: "Al Hart" <al.hart@renderplus.com>

Subject: Re: Hough Family

Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 12:50:27 -0600

May I respectfully point out that the reference you cited placed the birth in Pennsylvania , not Westmoreland County , and certainly not in any  Twp. Looking at a history of Western Pennsylvania will clear this up.  You might look around the Lancaster area at about this time. You should consult the records as to when which counties were legislated.  In early Pa. there were only three counties. I have found the Jacob Hough property on the East Huntingdon Township patent map (#47, Westmoreland County . It is property number 33 in grid block 327.  The map shows that a portion of the land projects into South Huntingdon Township , neighboring to the west. This might explain why Jacob is listed in both townships at different times. The map shows the patent being granted in 1785. If I were you I would apply to the proper authorities in Harrisburg, Pa. for a copy of the original application for the warrant and patent for this property. It might reveal any prior claims.  Allen D. McCrady

 

Delivered-To: 388-al.hart@renderplus.com

From: "Allen D. McCrady" <allendmc@cableone.net>

To: "Albert Douglass Hart, Jr." <al.hart@renderplus.com>

Subject: Jacob Hough

Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 17:14:33 -0600

Dear Mr. Hart, I was a little hurried at the time I wrote my last message to you. I had better explain my reasoning, as it might lead you to do further research in the original records.

1. Jamie Simcox senorasimcox@aol.com does not state that Jacob was born in Western Pennsylvania in 1742. She states that he was born in Pennsylvania ; elsewhere she cites information leading to his being born in Maryland . Reading more of the citations, one finds the words "on Jacobs Creek that bears... his name."  Reading further the source makes it plain that the Indian Chief Jacob was the honoree. Jamie's sources further state that he lived and owned land in Bedford County , and that the Bedford tax roles have him paying taxes there until 1786. As the Westmoreland county patent information has him getting a patent in 1785, this fits.  He moves from Bedford , sells his property and a year later the tax roles show someone else's name. All of which tell me he was not  born in Westmoreland County , and he probably was not married there either. Ms. Simcox's information is in the form of "Pennsylvania or Maryland " for this marriage.  I have no reason to doubt either Bedford , Maryland or anyplace in the east , but West. Penna..?  Remember the French and Indian War - Braddock losing Ft. Duquesne 's battle in 1755- the Treaty ending it in 1763. Westmoreland County was not constituted until (memory dims) 1773, and it included almost all of West. Penna. Fayette County (boundary between Fayette and Westmoreland County is Jacob's Creek),  was cut out in 1783. The point of all this is that in 1742 Jacob's Creek belonged to Jacob. Jacob the Indian, not Jacob the German, that is.  

You have a date for a deed (or an assignment maybe) from one Main to Jacob. If it was recorded (and you believe it was done), where was it recorded? It seems to me that this might throw a lot of light on the subject. I do  know that the patent of 1785 can be found in Harrisburg in the Pennsylvania Archives and a copy purchased for $10-15.This might lead to an earlier transaction cited in the recitation of the patent proceedings. Give it a try. If you have any further questions, let me know. I leave you with one thought- always believe the original records and not someone’s untested on-line info. Well, maybe two thoughts.  If a fact is historically impossible, it's probably wrong. Best wishes,   Allen D. McCrady

 

 

Delivered-To: 388-al.hart@renderplus.com

From: "Allen D. McCrady" <allendmc@cableone.net>

To: <SENORASIMCOX@aol.com>

Cc: "Albert Douglass Hart, Jr." <al.hart@renderplus.com>

Subject: Re: Jacob Hough

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 16:27:17 -0600

Do you remember the game we used to play when we were kids? We'd all sit down in a line and the first person would whisper something (anything) to the next person. Each person would repeat to the next what he thought  he heard down the line. The last person recited the message to the first. It never was the same! 

 I'll explain.  I read a posting on the Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania list. I am working in this area 1778-1822.  The posting led me to Hart's site.  I didn't get much beyond the first page of his site. On that page I found four instances of unlikely facts and a contradiction. I tried to point out these items to Mr. Hart. His answer- 1.Most of the material he displayed came from you.  2. He'd change his facts if I quoted him "specifics".

I looked at your material. I think I found at least the source of the errors. In one case you were misinterpreted. In another , he left out an "or" and picked a fact arbitrarily which I believe to be an impossibility. In another, he left a contradiction unobserved and unresolved.  Finally, where he mentioned a deed having been recorded, he did not cite volume, page, office, county, or physical  location of the record.  I believe if you were to do some research of the records you might come to the same conclusions as I did. And just think, if the person from whom you copied is still alive, you can correct him! 

Item 1. Place of Jacob Hough's birth.  In one place in your material you place it in "Pennsylvania ". Another has it "Pennsylvania or Maryland " . In absence of good proof, I would say, "unknown, probably Pennsylvania or  Maryland ." Mr. Hart has it as Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. First of all, in 1742 there was no Westmoreland County . Secondly, this was 13 years before the French and Indian Wars. The only white man on Jacob's Creek, much less a white woman,  in 1742 was a very, very fast runner.

Item 2. Jacob's death date. Mr. Hart quotes two . Both can not be correct. Only in Hollywood does a man die more than once. Mr. Hart cites a date "when the will was proved". If the Probate Records can be searched, the correct date must be at least one day before the will was "proved". This leaves out any date after the date of probate.  Item 3. Mr. Hart cites as a fact that Jacob's Creek was named after Hough.  In your material you state that Jacob Hough's first name was the same as the Creek's. This is a long way from saying that it was named after him. As a matter of fact, several histories of the area cite an Indian, Chief Jacob, for the honor. The Creek was known as Jacob's Creek long before Hough left Bedford .  I located the Jacob Hough property in Westmoreland County on the warrantee/patentee map.  It shows the patent for it was granted in 1786 . Details can be bought from Harrisburg, Pa. at the Pennsylvania Archives. Frankly, I decline to spend the money to verify this record.  If you or Mr. Hart wish to know more about the process of obtaining a warrant (original deed ) from the Penns or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, give me a mail address and I'll send you a mini paper on the subject.  Best to you both. Allen D. McCrady             

 

Delivered-To: 388-al.hart@renderplus.com

From: "Allen D. McCrady" <allendmc@cableone.net>

To: <SENORASIMCOX@aol.com>

Cc: "Albert Douglass Hart, Jr." <al.hart@renderplus.com>

Subject: Re: Jacob Hough

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 12:51:56 -0600

I read the Max Huff material. He is a good researcher, and I have no quarrel with anything he says.  He even gives the information necessary to find the patent I referred to!  Now, if you stick with what he says and avoid comments like "Jacobs name is the same as the Creek" and silliness like "Jacob was born in 1742 in Westmoreland Co.", you'll be fine.  If you'll send me a snail mail address I'll send the paper.  Best to you both. Allen  P. S. I note that he says nothing about a deed from Main in 1782. If I was more than curious, I'd look in the Recorder of Deeds of Bedford County, Pa. for this deed. It might turn out that Jacob came from Maryland to Bedford sometime before 1782, bought the property that he was taxed for up until 1786 in Bedford and then moved to Westmoreland in 1784-5.  This is likely because: 1. He apparently was one of a group from the Baltimore area that joined the Pa. Militia and ended up in this part of Western Pa. See patents for Gardner , Van Meter, Teal, in Rostraver, Huntingdon Twps., all comrades in arms in  skirmishes on the Frontier. 2. Settlers had the habit of going out in advance of their whole families (taking maybe the older boys), clearing the land and building the cabin, then sending for the wife and rest of the children.  Bedford was safe from Indians 1775- Westmoreland, not.  You might forward this to Max Huff if he is still alive.

 ----- Original Message -----

From: SENORASIMCOX@aol.com

To: allendmc@cableone.net

Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 4:49 AM

Subject: Jacob Hough

Allen,

I received a copy of an email that you wrote to Albert Douglas Hart, Jr. and which you sent to me also. Yes I have a couple of discrepancies but am working on that.......have been very busy lately to fix any discrepancies in my tree. I do not understand why Albert didn't email me personally about Jacob Hough. The person I received the information from was Max Huff, he has Jacob's notes and sources documented well. If you have any additional information you would like to add I would be glad to see it. Jacob Hough was my ancestor. Are you descended from him also? Hope to hear back from ya.

Jamie

 


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