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Greathouse County Update, 26 Jan 2010
« on: January 28, 2010, 06:12:23 PM »
Greetings,

An update for our Greathouse County Project has been posted at Greathouse Point, which we hope will start off a very productive year for our project in 2010.

We are pleased to present our report on Philadelphia County, PA, which has been compiled with the help of members of Guild Greathouse, who have diligently searched the early records of the county to document the Greathouse and associated ancestors who lived there. We hope that this work will build a much firmer foundation upon which we will
eventually be able to connect most of the Greathouses known to have been residing in America prior to 1800.

http://greathouse.us/county/pa/philadelphia/philadelphia.htm

Already, our Greathouse County Project has been a stellar success, by helping us to discover that there were two adult males, named William Greathouse, residing in their respective townships of  Plainfield and Upper Saucon, Northampton County, PA between 1775 and 1783. That discovery will perhaps, eventually, allow us to correctly track their
migrations to where they settled, raised their families and lived out their lives.

William Greathouse of Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA, married Mary Owen, also of said township. William gave his oath of allegiance to Jacob Moory, Esquire, Justice of the Peace, of said township, on 2 Jun 1778. William served as a Private in Captain John Roberts Company of the Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA
militia in 1778 and as a Private in Captain John Stahl's Company of said township in 1783. He was taxed as a resident freeholder of said township from 1772 through about 1791 and then as a resident freeholder of Mifflin County, PA from about 1792 through the time of his death.

William Greathouse of Plainfield Township, of Northampton County, PA, married Maria [? perhaps Anna Maria Beyer, Source: Johann Leonhart Beyer descendant], marriage date unknown. A son, John Leonard, was born to William and Maria Grothaus on 10 Sep 1775, baptized on 5 Nov 1775 at Plainfield Reformed Church of said township, near present day
Wind Gap, of said county, by Rev. John William Weber. Sponsors for their son's baptism was Leonard Bayer [Johann Leonhart Beyer] and wife, of said township and county. William gave his oath of allegiance to Lewis Stacher, Esquire, Justice of the Peace, of said township, on 2 Jul 1778, as did Leonhard Beyer on 7 Jul 1778. William served as a Corporal in Captain Lewis Stacher's Company of the Plainfield Township, Northampton County, PA militia from 1780 through about Sep 1783. He was taxed as a resident freeholder of said township from 1780 through 1782. He disappeared from the records of Plainfield Township after about Sep 1783, which could suggest that he either died in the township about Sep 1783, or perhaps he had moved elsewhere after Sep 1783.

With your help and continued interest in the research shared at Greathouse Point, we can expect to share more discoveries from our Greathouse County Project with you in 2010.

Also with your help, you made fiscal year 2009 our best year since we began tracking statistics on website usage in 2004.

A summary of Greathouse Point usage statistics for 2009 follows:

Year    Page Loads      Unique Visitors    First Time Visitors     Returning Visitors
2009       22,031            9,764               8,700                      1,064

There will be a graph which shows the statistics for 2009, as compared to all previous years since 2004, posted in our 2009 Archives: New and Updates later this evening.

Read more:
http://greathouse.us/news-2009.htm


Thanks,
Rick
Admin, Guild Greathouse Forum
Email: research@greathouse.us