Dateline: 1694, Philadelphia. The earliest Americans, even peaceful Quakers, supported the death penalty—that’s for sure.
Dateline: 1684, the Quakers recognize how beneficial public education is. Or was it private education?
This post goes from 1682 to 1816 and ranges from Germany to Pennsylvania. It includes transcriptions of two wills and two inventories of items owned at their decease, revealing how everyday people lived back then.
This post goes from Germany to Pennsylvania.
This post goes from 1717 to 1793 and ranges from Germany to Pennsylvania, USA.
The Richardsons, even though one of them served in the highest level of Pennsylvania’s Provincial Government, were very dysfunctional. These records go from 1688 to 1689 in Philadelphia, but the murder happened in Kent County, (West) New Jersey.
This post goes from 1684 to 1686 and in Philadelphia. It sets precedence for removing officials from office today.
These records go from 1683 to 1685, in the Provincial Council, at Philadelphia, but the Constitution borrows the same terms a hundred years later. Precedence.
These records go from 1684 to 1726. They indicate he was a good citizen–very good.
These “gateway ancestors” are located in New Jersey (East and West), Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A gateway ancestor descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.