Although a number of Revolutionary War Veterans lived here prior to 1800, the year Armstrong County was formed, it’s unlikely many lived here in 1776. Most Armstrong County veterans settled here after the war ended.
The Revolutionary War began on 19 April 1775, when a group of colonists fought the British soldiers at Lexington, Massachusetts. Hours later, in nearby Concord, colonists fired “the shot heard round the world” when they battled the British troops near a bridge. The War lasted eight years, and ended on 3 September 1783 in Paris, when the United States and Great Britain signed the final peace treaty.
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The complete title of the source cited here, “Early Deaths & Marriages”, is Early Deaths and Marriages in Armstrong County Pennsylvania From Kittanning Area Newspapers, compiled by Constance Leinweber Mateer, 1996. Closson Press, Apollo, Pennsylvania
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