Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata Posted by: Ian Zaenger Date: March 07, 2001 at 22:02:43 18091 of46507
I am researching McKEE and HOGE lines that encompass folks who settled in the Cumberland, Tuscarora and Juniata valleys from about 1740-1790. Not being a native, I would like some help to know what counties these valleys lie in today. I have a very good PA map - what geographic features are the boundaries of these valleys? What counties did these vallies lie in in the 1700's, and does this make any difference in knowing where to look for land records, wills, etc. today?? Any and all suggestions welcomed. Thanks.
Followups: Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata William Forbes Spoon 5/12/01 Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata Ian Zaenger 5/13/01 Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata William Forbes Spoon 5/14/01 Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata William Forbes Spoon 5/14/01 Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata RW Ray 3/11/01 Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata Ian Zaenger 3/11/01 Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata Max 3/09/01 Re: Valleys?? Cumberland, Tuscarora, Juniata Linda Irvin-Craig 3/08/01 /////////// I can't respond to the other two, but I live in the Maryland portion of the Cumberland Valley just south of the Pennsylvania state line in Washington County, MD. Franklin County and probably Adams County are considered part of the Cumberland Valley as is Cumberland County. I believe that all three were what is called Old Cumberland County, dating to the 1700s. Also the state line shifted several times until the Mason-Dixon line was established. Linda /////////////// The Cumberland Valley includes only Cumberland and Franklin Counties in Pennsylvania. However, the valley leads the whole way southward to Tenn and Carolinas. Juniata and Tuscarora are northward from the Cumberland Valley. "Olde" Cumberland County included all of this area from 1750 to about 1820 - at one time it stretched to the Ohio border. Boundary lines were usually rivers or mountain ranges in the early days. /////////////////
/////////////////// Ian, here's a heads-up. Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley was originally called NORTH Valley, and Cumberland County was originally a part of York County. By the way, we have five HOGES buried in our churchyard (Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, PA) David and Jonathan were both Revolutionary War Patriots, and Jonathan (aka John) was Associate Judge of the County until his death in 1800. To view the 5 names go to www.silverspring.org then scroll down to ENTER our site, and click on CEMETERY. Also, I can put you in touch with a local chap who is a descendant of John Hoge (born 1699) who gave the original communion set to our Church in 1747. -Bill Spoon,Elder,SSPC Church //////////////// The link to the Tuscaroras.com above is working and has some very good information.