Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Mystery of the Missing Mattson Brother – Part I

It all started a few years ago when I received the Civil War pension file for John Conway Mattson (my 3rd great grandfather).  In the file, I discovered a letter from his second wife Rebecca Oberland Mattson documenting her husband’s … Continue reading

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Lt. Col. James McMasters and the Pennsylvania Revolutionary Militia

  The actual activity of the Pennsylvania Militia is a bit of a mystery.  There was a revolution going on and records were not entirely comprehensive. There were mixed reviews from George Washington about how helpful and reliable they were. … Continue reading

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