The Doan Gang

In 1783 the PA State Government declared six Doan family members outlaws for robberies, burglaries, and felonies. During the Revolutionary War, the Doans of Plumstead Twp. spied for and sold stolen horses to the British Army. They robbed the county treasury in 1781. Leader Moses was killed in a shoot-out, Abraham and Levi were hanged, Joseph Jr. and Aaron fled to Canada, and Mahlon disappeared. Three are buried nearby.

Historical Markers

Pennsylvania Historic Commission - Doan Historic Marker

THE DOANS
in Bucks County

The Life and Times of the
Plumstead Cowboys
by Peter Mulcahy

bullet Doans in Plumstead
bullet Plumstead Cowboys
bullet Doan Outlaws

 

 

 

Page last updated: August 10, 2013

 

 
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