Re: Julia Smock
Paul, thanks for checking, it is much appreciated.
I have read a few stories about the "Whisky Rebellion" It seems most farmers in SW PA had stills. Must have been that whisky was easier to transport than grain. Several sources have reported that Abraham Smock's brother Barnet died in 1810. This is not correct as Barnet was listed next to his son-in-law James Burgan in the 1830 census for Somerset Twp., Washington Co., PA. James served in the War of 1812 and according to tax records owned a still on his farm.