Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Harshaw Diaries

As of now the diaries of James Harshaw are not accessible on the Internet.  I expect that to change, but until they do this Newry Journal piece provides some highlights which may be of interest.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stewarts and Lower Chanceford in the Civil War?

York county is the next county east of Adams county, the county seat of which is Gettysburg.  It's near enough it had a fair amount of Civil War action.  The York blogs have mentioned some of this.  This post at Universal York has a list of names from Lower Chanceford township which were in a hastily-alerted unit mustered during July 1863.  I see several Stewarts, who might descend from Capt. John and Mary Orson.  I also note some surnames which are familiar in NY: Grove, Fulton, Boyd, Smith--I often wonder whether the migration to Geneva, NY accounts for some of the overlap in names between the two areas.

With this number of men from Lower Chanceford, I also wonder how many were away fighting?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More on Rippey/Ripy

The Ulster Scot now has their June 2011 issue online for downloading. Page 14 has an article on Dr. William Rippy, linking the lineage to Ripy Whiskey in Kentucky. Note that I've linked to the page from which you can download the publication.  When I did so, it opened in Adobe Flash, but my Firefox 3.6 browser bogged down later.  The Adobe Flash plug-in apparently started using all the memory I had.  I ended up uninstalling Adobe Flash from Firefox.