Life in Early 18th Century Pennsylvania
by John T. Humphrey
1722 EVANS Chester, Lancaster, Mifflin, Juniata Archive Info
1740 WEAVER Lancaster Archive Info
1747 GINGERICH Lancaster, Mifflin, Juniata, Dauphin, Perry, Snyder, Union Archive Info
1807 SHAWBELL Lancaster,Mifflin,Juniata Archive Info


Juniata County was created from Mifflin Co. in 1831.

Townships of Juniata County,PA:

Beale, Delaware, Greenwood, Fayette, Fermanagh, Lack, Milford, Monroe, Spruce Hill, Susquanaha,Turbett, Tuscarora and Walker.


Covered Bridge at Mexico
Walker Township, Juniatia Co.,PA
1830


Mexico, Walker Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania

Mexico, Walker Township, Juniata Co. occupies a prominent place in the early history of Juniata County as the scene of some of the earliest settlements in the county and also as the site of Patterson's Fort, one of a chain of forts erected along the western frontier settlements. Located on the north side of a dogleg bend of the Juniata River. It is also the site of the very first land grant in the county, after the opening of the first land office on 3 Feb 1755, obtained by Captain James Patterson, who with his sons, figured so prominently in shaping the destinies of the settlement.

Source: History of The Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys, Counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union, and Snyder,Volume One , pages 861- 863, Everts, Peck & Richards Publishers, 1886, Philadelphia-Lancaster County Library, Lancaster, PA-




Payments by JUNIATA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 1831-1842

Taxes: Milford,Fermanagh,Walker Townships: Juniata Co.PA 

Name-Municipality -Year-Status-Occupation

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Source: Juniata County Historical Society - Mifflintown, PA


McAlisterville, Fayette Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania

McAlisterville was named in honor of Hugh AcAlister,Sr. at whose instance it was surveyed and laid out in 1810. The present site of McAlisterville is located on land originally taken up on two warrants.

Family Note: Elizabeth Evans  b.25 Dec 1820 (twin to Maria Ann) married Feb 1840 to John Strayer and removed to McAlisterville, Fayette Twp,Juniata Co. They had 9 children and were living there in 1895.


References:

A History of the Juniata Valley,Vols.I,II,III. National Historical Association, Inc. Publishers 1936

History of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys. Counties of Mifflin,Juniata,Perry,Union and Snyder, Vols.I & II. Everts, Peck & Richards Publishers 1886.


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