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Susquehanna Co., PA, USA


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William Archer & Family



William Archer arrives in Ararat, Pennsylvania

"In 1830 there might have been seen on the streets of New York City three young men, who had just landed from Staffordshire, England, after a sea voyage of eight weeks, and had come here to try their fortunes among strangers, in a strange land, with barely enough money to pay their passage, and only know among themselves. They crossed the city, the Hudson, and reached Jersey. There they met one George Walker, now a well-known resident of Dimock township, who kindly offered them a ride to Montrose, whither he was coming. The journey took one week, and the reader may well imagine the thoughts of these brawny young Englishmen as hill succeeded hill, valley followed valley, and as stream after stream was crossed; finally, after a tedious journey to reach Susquehanna County, then largely a wilderness. One was William Archer, now a resident of Ararat." (source "History of Susquehanna County, PA" p. 488)

William Archer settled on the banks of Fiddle Lake, Susquehanna County, PA.
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