On the Frontier With Colonel Antes

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On the Frontier With Colonel Antes

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This truly remarkable man, who played such an important part in both the eraly military and civil history of the West Branch of the Susquehanna Valley was born in 1736, in Montgomery County, PA and came here and settled when a young man. He was appointed a justice of the peace; captain of the Eighth Company; commanded a company in Plunkett's regiment in his unfortunate raid on Wyoming, made captain of the First Company, was captain of a company in the Second Battalion of Associators and in May of 1777, he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Battalion by the Supreme Executive Council. Chapters contain information on Indian traditions, Indian village life, customs and traits of Indian character, sickness, death and treatment on the frontier, home life of the early settlers, early modes of transportation, treaties with the Indians and much, much more. McMinn's accounts of Indian massacres and the Big Runaway on the Susquehanna's West Branch are priceless. His discussion of the role of women on the frontier and the culture and character of the Pennsylvania frontier people are stories rarely found in these early histories. Of note to geneologists is the Antes family including the migration of the Antes family with fellow Moravians from the Palentine in Germany to Pennsylvania. 

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