June 16, 2024

27 Migrate to West

MIGRATING.– A large number of the citizens of Harper’s ferry, Va., left for the West a few evenings ago– among them, Jesse Schofield and family, Adam Young and family, and R. H. Hoffman and family, the […]
May 1, 2024

T. J. Clarke, moves from Bakerton to Martinsburg

Moving.  Mr. T. J. Clarke, of the Baker Bro’s stone quarries, has moved to this city from Bakerton, Jefferson county, and has taken up his residence at 524 West Martin street.
December 7, 2020

Seducing the Canalwer Workforce

December 4, 2019

Molers Crossroads History

Delving into old records of early land grants, you will find that tracts of land were taken up in this section along the Potomac River just as early as those nearer the tiny village of Mecklenburg […]
December 4, 2019

Molers Cross Road History Reveals Settlers There As Early As 1732 .

[Based on materials by Nellie Hendricks Moler] Delving into old records of early land grants, you will find that tracts of land were taken up in this ection along the Potomac River just as early as […]
August 15, 2019

The unveiling of Elizabeth Slavin

By the 1860 census, a young Irish girl had taken residence with Thomas and Annie Walsh in Bolivar, [West] Virginia. Who is she and why did she live with Tommy and Annie?
August 7, 2018

Common Labor: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals, 1780-1860

Canal construction played a significant role in the rise of industrial America opening up new markets, employing an army of workers, and initiating the ties between capital and government that remain important to this day. The […]
August 7, 2018

Emigrants and Exiles

Rich in human detail, penetrating in analysis, this book is social history on an epic scale. The first “transatlantic” history of the Irish, Emigrants and Exiles offers the fullest account yet of the diverse waves of Irish emigration […]
August 3, 2018

Charles Lee

August 3, 2018

Horatio Gates

August 3, 2018

The Valley of Western Virginia is Settled

August 2, 2018

New Mecklenburg Settled

August 2, 2018

Indians Surrender!

August 2, 2018

Indians Galore!

July 13, 2018

Flanagans move to home owned by Routson

Mr. and Mrs. William Flanagan are moving in the house owned by Dr. Routson, of Frederick, Md., Stoddard Routson will move with Mrs. Lawrence Welsh.
June 27, 2018

The Road From York to Harpers Ferry

The Flanagan clan was not known to have ever settled in Harpers Ferry. Instead, they traveled further and settled for a short period in present day Bardane. Later, they moved to the outskirts of Harpers Ferry. […]
April 13, 2018

Peters Hole