• Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

PA-Roots

…bringing our past into the future

[Book] History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania

by Henry Graham Ashmead, 1884

  • Home
  • History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 32

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 32

CHAPTER XXXII THE CITY OF CHESTER In 1644 the present site of Chester, east of the creek of that name, was a tobacco plantation, occupied by farm servants in the…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 31

CHAPTER XXXI BIRMINGHAM TOWNSHIP At the extreme southwestern end of Delaware County is Birmingham township, which in early days was pronounced as though written Brummagen. The Brandywine Creek constitutes the…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 30

CHAPTER XXX BETHEL TOWNSHIP This municipal district, which was the smallest township in the original county of Chester, is about three miles in length and a mile and a half…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 29

CHAPTER XXIX ASTON TOWNSHIP Dr. Smith states that “this township probably derived its name from Aston, a village of Berkshire, England. . . . In 1686, Edward Carter, then a…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 28

CHAPTER XXVIII THE TOWNSHIP OF TINICUM [Please note that this chapter is heavely footnoted.  The footnotes are indicated by an “*” and “(number*).] The island of Tinicum, now comprising the…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 27

CHAPTER XXVII CIVIL LISTS PROTHONOTARY, CLERKS OF COURT, RECORDER OF DEEDS, AND REGISTER OF WILLS Thomas Revell, Sept. 13, 1681, to Aug. 22, 1683; Robert Eyre, Oct. 17, 1683, to…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 26

CHAPTER XXVI PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL SOCIETIES It is very likely that the Swedish home authorities in preparing for the colonization of the Delaware, fully aware of the necessity which might…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 25

CHAPTER XXV THE COURT, BENCH, AND BAR OF DELAWARE COUNTY [Please note that this chapter is heavely footnoted.  The footnotes are indicated by an “*” and “(number*).] Beyond the possibility…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 24

CHAPTER XXIV DELAWARE COUNTY CLIMATE, TOGETHER WITH NOTICES OF REMARKABLE WEATHER In 1633 it is recorded that De Vries was frozen up in Wyngaert’s Kill from January 17th to February…

History of Delaware County Pennsylvania – Chapter 23

CHAPTER XXIII WILD ANIMALS, FISH, ETC., OF DELAWARE COUNTY When the first European settlers located in Delaware County the territory abounded with wild game, and for more than a hundred…