William H. Letford, Jr.

The name Letford derives from a village named Latchford in either Cheshire or Oxfordshire, England. Only a little more is certain about William’s roots. His parents were both born locally…

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Watson Holbrook Farrington

A Hollywood screenwriter making up a fictitious name for the son of a fabulously wealthy oil baron could not have found a more prosperous-sounding name than this. However, the real…

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William James Wallace

It is often said a man isn’t defined solely by the work he does. However, most men in the Wallace family held one occupation for their entire lives, and most…

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William Marshall

Bill’s mother was about 17 when she married Thomas Marshall on April 22, 1935 and gave birth to Bill a little more than three months later. Thomas was a cooper,…

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George Potts McLean

Both of George’s parents were from Scotland who married in 1800 in Philadelphia and had 13 children. His early years weren’t documented until sometime just before 1850 when he married…

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Hugh Douglas McLean, M.D.

Hugh was the last child born in a large Irish family and was the only one born after the McLeans left their homeland and settled in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania in…

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Peter Clarkson Ellmaker

The Ellmaker family’s roots go deep in Lancaster County and well before the Revolutionary War. Peter had a half-brother, Frederick, born in 1811 but their father died in 1816. That’s…

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Jacob Nathan Hoeflich

Some of the most interesting moments in Jacob’s life were in his first and his last days, although his life turned out to be anything but dull. The last years…

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Thompson Carson

Thompson stepped off a ship onto American soil in New York in the summer of 1857. Less than four years later, while still a citizen of Ireland, he joined the…

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Sylvester T. Bunting

Men born close to the sea are often seamen, at least in their souls. Sylvester was more so than his brothers Solomon and Samuel, and his father, George. They were all…

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