Title: Annals of Old Wilkinsburg and vicinity: the village, 1788-1888 Authors: Davison, Elizabeth Mary., McKee, Ellen Blanche., Group for Historical Research, Wilkinsburg, Pa Publication Info: Wilkinsburg, Pa: The Group, 1940
Pg. 30 Tradition says that Swissvale Avenue was an Indian trail along which Queen Aliquippa made safe escape from her camp near McKeesport to the Indian stronghold at Kittanning, on the Allegheny River, on the night after Braddock’s defeat July 9, 1755.
Each village lot had a frontage of 66 feet and a depth of 264, running from Main Street to its parallel street.Number 1 of the plan was at the eastern side of the village about at the turn of the hill.The numbers ran westward on the south side of Main Street to the present city line, joining there a large tract, patented by (pg. 31) WILLIAM ELLIOTT, the grandfather of WILLIAM PEEBLES; then turning, the numbers ran eastward on the north side of Main Street to the beginning point on the east… After almost four years, on Oct. 19, 1824, the U. S. Marshal granted a Deed to William Griffith “for 856 acres, more or less, of land on which Dunning McNair then lived in Pitt Township, on Nine Mile Run adjoining lands of WILLIAM ELLIOTT, Abdiel McClure and others.”This deed is recorded in D. B. 33, p. 317.