Fayette County PA
A list of Huber immigrants to Pennsylvania between 1728 and 1768 taken from the Pennsylvania Archives, Series II, Volume XVII, “Names of Foreigners who took the Oath of Allegiance, 1727-1775.”
In my last post, I went over what I found in the German Township, Fayette County tax records during my recent trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In this post, I’m going to address what I found in the Union and Tyrone Township tax records. If you recall, I had this information for the township before the… read more
I’m recently back from a trip to Pennsylvania—well, okay, not recently, but close enough—and I thought I’d share some of what I learned. I spent some time at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. Mostly, I looked up and copied Hoover Family deeds from Fayette, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Washington and Greene counties, but I also looked… read more
In May of 1780, Jacob Waller sold a tract of land—part of a 1769 survey on Redstone Creek—now part of Union township, Fayette county to Andrew Hoover, Jr. This land was then signed over to Jacob Pindle/Pindell by Andrew Hoover in August of 1780. Sixteen years later, Jacob Pindell signed over this land to Jonathan Rowland and wife Susannah “in trust for the heirs of” Conrad Herbaugh on May 3rd, 1796.
If you’re researching your family history, deeds can be an excellent source of information, placing a family member at a specific place at a specific time. They can sometimes provide clues to where a person came from or went to. And, if you’re lucky, they can also provide information on family relationships.
Here is an index to some deeds for HOOVERs in Fayette county in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
In 1786, Henry HOOVER of Fayette County, Pennsylvania finalized a deed for two tracts of land in Washington County, Maryland between his father Andrew HOOVER’s estate and Jacob SHANK of Washington County, Maryland. These tracts were purchased by Andrew in 1779 from Francis Deahnis and William Deahnis Jr. of Montgomery County, Maryland as part of… read more
In researching my HOOVER family line, I’ve always hit a brick wall at my great-great-great-grandfather Christian HOOVER. He seemed to appear from almost from nowhere. Family history regarding Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover was vague and sometimes contradictory. Here’s what the older family members recall about the Hoover family, specifically regarding Christian: Christian was one… read more