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History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, Vol. 3

History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, Vol. 3

Author: E. Howard Blackburn

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ISBN: 1332294618

Category: Reference

Page: 640

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Excerpt from History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, Vol. 3: With Genealogical and Personal History Alexander H.Coffroth, for many years a leading figure in his profession and in the public life of the commonwealth during the dramatic period leading up to and culminating in the Civil war, was intensely active and broadly useful during his entire career. His abilities would undoubtedly have commanded his entrance upon highest places had not his inflexible devotion to principle held him to a political party which was constantly in the minority. General Coffroth was a native of Pennsylvania, born in Somerset, May 18, 1828. He was the youngest son of John and Mary (Besore) Coffroth, the father born in Hagerstown, Maryland, of German descent, and the mother born in Greencastle. Pennsylvania, of English ancestry. These parents removed in 1808 from Greencastle to Somerset, where the father was among the early settlers, and the first to set up a store, bringing his merchandise from the east on pack-horses. Mr. Coffroth was a man of excellent character, and his wife was a model of womanhood, whose kindliness of disposition, purity of conduct and energy of character were reflected in the son. Young Coffroth made of himself a fine exemplification of the truly self-made man in the best sense of that oft-abused term. Early thrown upon his own resources, he entered upon and waged the battle of life in such masterly fashion as to not only provide himself an ample equipment for the large duties which were to devolve upon him, but to also develop to their fullest his fine natural gifts of soul and intellect. He attended the common schools, and out of the fruits of his own labors defrayed the expenses of a more liberal education in the old Somerset Academy. For a time he served efficiently as a school teacher, and with the means thus earned supported himself while preparing for his chosen profession, the law. It was his great good fortune to attract the interest and friendship of the distinguished Jeremiah S. Black, in whose office and under whose preceptorship he read industriously for some years, meantime and for five years, beginning at the age of eighteen, serving as editor of the Somerset Visitor, a Democratic journal of no inconsiderable circulation and influence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Personal History

History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Personal History

Author: Lewis Lewis Publishing Company. 1n

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ISBN: 1981511288

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Page: 634

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History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, With Genealogical and Personal History by Lewis Publishing Company. 1n, first published in 1906, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Somerset Historical Center

Somerset Historical Center

Author: Lorett Treese

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811731421

Category: History

Page: 48

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A guide to western Pennsylvania's rural heritage museum in Somerset that recalls the fervent spirit that settled the Pennsylvania frontier. The site features historic and reproduction buildings and a museum that illustrate the history of agriculture and the evolving technology that continues to advance farming in this region. Pennsylvania Trail of History Guides: Each handbook in this continuing series focuses on one of the historic sites or museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, with a concise history of the subject, detailed tour of the grounds, and full-color photographs.

Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania

Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania

Author: William J. Switala

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811749121

Category: History

Page: 256

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Revised and expanded with recently uncovered information. Detailed maps of escape routes and networks. Eyewitness accounts of fugitives.

States at War, Volume 3

States at War, Volume 3

Author: Richard F. Miller

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781611686203

Category: History

Page: 480

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While many Civil War reference books exist, there is no single compendium that contains important details about the combatant states (and territories) that Civil War researchers can readily access for their work. People looking for information about the organizations, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Civil War states and state governments must assemble data from a variety of sources, with many key sources remaining unavailable online. This volume provides a crucial reference book for Civil War scholars and historians, professional or amateur, seeking information about Pennsylvania during the war. Its principal sources include the Official Records, state adjutant general reports, legislative journals, state and federal legislation, executive speeches and proclamations on the federal and state levels, and the general and special orders issued by the military authorities of both governments, North and South. Designed and organized for easy use, this book can be read in two ways: by individual state, with each chapter offering a stand-alone history of an individual state's war years; or across states, comparing reactions to the same event or solutions to the same problems.