Some Names in PALE's Genealogy: AGER, ALBRIGHT, ALLISON, BARNHART, BEST, BIGGS, BOWER, BRITTAIN, BRITTON, BROWN, BRUGLER, BUTT, CLIFF, COLE, COLEMAN, COURSON, CRAVER, DAVIS, DEGRAW, DEMOTT, DIRCKS, DOAN, EAGER, EDGAR, EDWARDS, ENGLE, EVANS, FARVER, FRUTSCHIE, GODHARD, GOTTHARDT, GODDARD, HALDI, HEIM, HESS, HILL, HODGE, HULSHIZER, JOHNSON, JONES, KEHLER, KISNER, KLINE, KRAMER, KUNKLIN, LABAR, LARGE, LARISH, LAUBACH, LONG, LUNDY, LYON, MCDONALD, MCHENRY, MCNEAL, MANNING, MANNON, MAUSTELLER / MOSTELLER, MOESCHING, MOORE, PARKER, PEGG, REED, REESER, RHINARD, RICHART, ROBBINS, SHAFFER, SHULTZ, SITLER, SMITH, VANDERBEEK, WARNER, WENNER, WESBROUCK, YOUNG, ZIMLER and many more.
Most, but not all, of the families on my father's [LAUBACH / HESS / McHENRY / COLE / etc.] side migrated from the Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, area to Northeastern Columbia County in the late 1700's to the early 1800's and lived in the Benton / Cole's Creek [Cole town] / Central / Waller areas -- mostly Sugarloaf, Fishing Creek and Jackson Townships. The LAUBACH and HESS families are of German origin. The McHENRYs are from County Antrim in Northern Ireland. The COLE family, sometimes also spelled KOLE or KOOL, are Netherlands Dutch and came to New Amsterdam [now New York] area very early with the "India" Company.
My mother's side [FARVER / DAVIS / MANNING / SITLER / etc.] also lived in Columbia County, mostly in Berwick [and just outside Berwick in the small, very Welsh community of Summer Hill] and in Briar Creek and Greenwood Townships. We believe FARVER to be Germanic, but I have no proof at this time. DAVIS is Welsh. MANNING is Irish, originally spelled MANNION and MANNON. I'm uncertain about SITLER.
Some associated names I am researching which are not directly in my lines [so far] include: ALBERTSON, BARTLESON, BEATY, COLLEY, COULSTON, CUTTER, FOULKE, JACKSON, KILE, PETERMAN, PARSONS, PENNINGTON, POTTS, RHOADS [possibly], ROBINSON, THOMAS, TURNER, WAGER [**NOT** "WAGNER"], WHITEMAN, etc. Many of these families lived in the Philadelphia, PA, area in the late 1700's / early 1800's; many also later migrated to Columbia County, PA.
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