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CHAPTER XI. Bell, H. C. 2 130


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Cushing 1889 county histories Cushing, Thomas, ed. History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time; a description of its historic and interesting localities; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests; improvements, resources, statistics, etc.; also portraits of some of its prominent men, and biographies of many of its representative citizens. In two parts. Chicago, Ill.: A. Warner & Co., 1889.

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Text At the March term, 1847, a petition for the division of Plum was referred to the customary number of viewers but for some reason they failed to give the matter any consideration. A second petition was filed at the June sessions, representing that the township was thirteen miles long and six miles wide: that the places of election were remote from many of the inhabitants: that there was not that identity of interest which should exist among the people of the same township; and praying the court to appoint a second commission for its division. August 26, 1848, R. E. McGowen, N. Patterson and G. W. Hawkins were appointed for that service. A favorable report was filed November 4, 1848. March 4, 1849, by decree of court, Plum township was divided by a line 'beginning where the Frankstown road crosses the division line of Wilkins township and said township [Plum], and following said road by its courses and distances until it strikes the division line of Westmoreland county,' the southern part receiving the name of Patton.

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View New Township Patton Township 1849 Creation yes* Mar 24, 1849