Chapter 11
Pine (Including Boggs)

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1 – It was further shorn of the greater part of its remaining territory by the organization of Boggs township, June 10, 1878, by a line extending from a point on the Allegheny river, about 125 rods in an airline below the mouth of Whisky run—south of the telegraph office—to the upper southwest corner of Mahoning township, at the bend of the Mahoning creek, in the eastern part of the Wallace tract, No. 4143, leaving only about one-sixth of the territory in Pine township. Samuel Mateer was appointed judge, and George W. Goohen and Sharon Quigley inspectors of the first election of township officers, and that election was ordered to be held at the house of Samuel Mateer, July 6. The vote on the question of the division of Pine township was 160 for and 159 against.

2 - Heckewelder

3 - See sketch of Allegheny township.

4 - See sketch of Kittanning borough

5 – The third, a neat frame edifice, was erected in 1878, in the grove on David Devers' farm on the Wallis tract, No. 4147.

6 – Alexander Laughlin, Jr., died in June, 1878. He provided in his will that the furnace might continue to be operated by his brother and copartner, without dissolution, for ten years.

7 - See sketch of Valley township

8 - See sketch of Valley township

9 – No. 4534 was the southernmost. The other three lay north of it in the following order: Nos. 4533, 4580, 4528

10 – Robert Morris, mentioned if this chapter and the one on Wayne township, as the warrantee of several large tracts of land, was born in Liverpool, England, January 31, 1734. His father, prior to 1749, emigrated to this country and settled in Maryland. Soon afterward he sent for his son, whom he placed in a school in Philadelphia. He was Washington's secretary of the treasury during the revolution, and his skillful financiering undoubtedly did as much toward establishing American independence as did Washington's military achievements or Franklin's diplomacy. His large private fortune was used to sustain the credit of the young nation. Notwithstanding the splendid and priceless services of this true patriot, his closing years were permitted to be darkened and his life shortened by the operation of that inhuman law which punished debt by imprisonment. After three years and six months' incarceration for a debt he was unable to pay, he was released in 1801, under the provisions of the bankrupt law passed that year. He died May 7, 1806.

Source: Page(s) 247-258, History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania by Robert Walker Smith, Esq. Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1883.
Transcribed December 1998 by Jim Wise for the Armstrong County Smith Project.
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