A certified Pioneer Family of Wasington, PA is similar to getting DAR certifications.If is 'proof' that a person is directly descendant from an early settler.
General Thomas Acheson (and his family) may be Gold Pioneer Family as they settled there before 1810, but not sure until I submit the paperwork and fee.
Also, I am working with someone at the Citizen Library and the gealogical society to search for data and confirmation of some of the facts i.e. that General Thomas Acheson received a sword from Congress for his support in the was of 1812, etc.
Also, hoping to get to the land records to see about the info on property owned by Thomas and some of his family members.