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Somerset County

Hi and welcome to the Somerset County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project — a proud member of the PA-Roots family of websites.
Your County Team Associate is Nathan Zipfel and I’m really glad you stopped by and I hope that you find this website useful for your genealogical research.  A  huge thanks to Nan who originally develped the resources for Somerset County.
I’ll be adding to and updating this website as new material is made available, so please be sure to stop by often. If you’ve got data that you’d be willing to contribute, please contact me. I’m always in the need of help in getting data on-line. If you’d be interested in helping, please contact me.
The links below will take you to the various PA-Roots DataBoards and other resources for Somerset County.  At last check there are over 19,900 individual data records posted.
Thanks!
Nathan
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  • 1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp. [M-Z]

1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp. [M-Z]

MARTENY, John: Joiner; 280 acres (16 cleared) with 1 cabin house; 2 horses; 2 cows (506) MARTIN, William: Carpenter; Singleman MASTERS, George: 1 cow (8) MELEHOW, John: 75 acres (20…

1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp. [I-L]

1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp. [I-L] John, Thomas: Wheelwright; 200 acres (20 cleared); 1 horse; 2 cows ($278)Jurden, Robert: {Jordan?] Singleman; joiner. Kellar, Henry [Keller?]: Carpenter; 1 house; 1 lot;…

1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp. [G-H]

1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp. [G-H] Gary, Killion [Killian?]: 225 acres (60 cleared) with 2 houses; 1 tavern, 2 horses; 5 cows (value $862)Gaster, Jacob: 1 tavern; 1 house; 1…

1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp. [C]

1802 Tax List, Somerset Twp., Somerset Co. [cont\’d.] Caffield [Coffield?], Arthem: SinglemanCampbell, John: Merchant; 6 cleared acres with 4 houses; 5 lots; $2 quit rent; 1 horse; 1 cow (value…

Somerset — 150 Years a County – part 1

Somerset — 150 Years a County[written by Paul D. Trimpey] Had you been living in the village of Brunerstown (later named Somerset) on the twelfth of September, 1795, you would…

ADVENTURES OF THE EARLY SETTLERS

ADVENTURES OF THE EARLY SETTLERS. Early Somerset County had its share of those daring frontiersmen whose deeds are so easily woven into adventure stories. A man of this type was…

SOMERSET AND THE WHISKEY REBELLION

 One is surprised to note the prominent part played by whiskey in pioneer days, in Somerset as elsewhere. Present-day devotees of the flowing bowl and rugged distillers of illicit “mountain…

Somerset — 150 Years a County (contd.)

Somehow the territory which later became Somerset County escaped much damage. Possibly this was due to the protection of Westmoreland on the west and the natural barriers of two mountain…

1850 Federal Census, Shade Twp. (Partial)

1850 Federal Census — Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania All persons listed in the abstract were born in Pennsylvania, unless otherwise noted. “School” indicates the person had attended school within…

1850 Shade Township Census

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS — Shade Twp., Somerset Co., Pa. All persons listed in this abstract were born in Pennsylvania, unless otherwise noted. “School” indicates the person had attended school within…