UNITED STATES

That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternately red and white, that the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania, starting as a feudal proprietary province, under the treble control of deputy-governors, proprietor, and king, gradually worked out for herself a body of constitutional liberty, which, at the time of the Revolution, gave her such a satisfactory form of government that it was a great obstacle in the way of the movement for independence.

From the death of William Penn until her own death in 1727, Mrs. Penn managed the affairs of the province with great practical wisdom. She was indeed virtually in control of the situation from the time of Penn’s paralysis in 1712 until her death, being to all intents and purposes proprietary of the province. She paid off Penn’s debts, appointed governors, and decided all important questions. Throughout this entire period of fifteen years, as an energetic, capable, and sensible woman, she commanded the respect and obedience of the officials whom she appointed. *

*History of Pennsylvania - 1935 Dunaway

BUCKS COUNTY

In March, 1683, William Penn's Council ordered "that the seal of the County of Bucks Pennsylvania be a tree and a vine." The Shield came from the family crest. http://www.buckscounty.org/about/index.aspx

  • The county Flower is the Violet
  • The county Bird is the Cardinal
  • The county Mammal is the Cotton Tail Rabbit
  • The county Tree is the Dogwood
  • The county Fish is the Catfish
  • The county Rock is the Diabase
  • 607 SQUARE MILES
  • 54 MUNICIPALITIES
  • 23 BOROUGHS - 31 TOWNSHIPS

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August 7, 2014  Join us for   Historic Walking Tour in Quakertown PA. A rare opportunity to visit the Richland Library Company, the Burgess Foulke House, Liberty Hall and dinner at McCoole's Red Lion Inn.

 

Mary Barnsley Chambers -Passport

African American genealogy

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Upper Bucks County

Originally was populated by English and Welsh Quakers, calling Quakertown and Richland home.  Settlers of German descent settled in Milford township.  Upper Bucks County played an important role duriong the Revolutionary War.  We have the

  • Quakertown hid the Liberty Bell at what is now known as the Liberty House
  • Durham Furnace produced ammunition and military supplies. 
  • Durham boats used by Washington to cross the Delaware at McConkey's Ferry on Christmas night, 1776.
  • Industry consisted of Cigars, boots, pipe organs and agriculture to name a few
  • North Pennsylvania Railroad in 1857

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December 29, 2011 - once again asked them to remove pages that were lifted directly from this website that are my personal family history.

 

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