Tag Archives: Bucks County PA

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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Genealogy Trip Planning – Success!

I have just returned from a two week genealogical immersion trip to Pennsylvania.  The first week was in the Philadelphia area, Chester County and Bucks County to research my family’s ancestors.  The 2nd week was to attend the Genealogical Research … Continue reading

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The Bucks County Safety Committee Part II: Policing of the People

One of the Safety Committee’s responsibilities was to ensure that the county was protecting the cause of the Revolution by observing “the conduct of all persons”.  What does that do to a community to be measured against a standard for … Continue reading

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Safety Committees and their Role in the Revolution: Part I

During my research of Bucks County, Pennsylvania during the Revolution, I found the Minutes of the Committee of Safety 1774-1776 in the Pennsylvania Archives on Footnote/Fold 3.  Low and behold, my ancestor James McNair is on the Committee from August … Continue reading

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