Re: Revisiting Ashbaugh early homestead 1738-1765
A lot of great info!Really cool.I have e-copies of Henry's signature from the passenger list, his oath of allegiance to the king, and his will.While he actually signs rather than making his mark (as assumed and alleged by Ed Eschbach from his inaccurate reading of the passenger list and corresponding printed list) the sigs MIGHT have been from rote rather than the ability to write.Interesting thoughts for investigation on the years from arrival until he shows up in land records.
E-copy of the will of Henry is found at http://ashbaugh.zionweb.org/subdomains/ashbaugh/will.shtmlhttp://ashbaugh.zionweb.org/subdomains/ashbaugh/will.shtml
I think there are copies of the other sigs there, too, or they can be found in Strassberger's book of passenger lists of Palentines to America.
I will study some of the questions you pose and look forward to your research around the old homes.