Revolutionary Vets in Millersburg 1891.
NOTES AND QUERIES. Historical, IourraphIcal and Genea logical. XIV. IIctciiikson. If our old friend "H. R" will look over Iho early series of Notet and Queries he will find a number of references relating to the Ilutchinsons of Paxtnng and Hanover. Tub Historical Rroord, devoted principally to the Early History of the Wyoming Valley, and edited by - the i scholarly DE F. C. Johnson, of Wilkes - Barre, has reached part 2 of volume iv. It is a publication which contains so much of historic value, tliat we hone it is properly appreciated by the good people of Wyoming, and every copy of the limited edition is taken up. No historical library in Pennsylvania should be without this antiquarian quarterly. Joseph Lytle (iV. & Q., xii), who was born near Marietta, removed to Middle - town, in uaupiim county, aoout 1773 or 74, where he kept a general country store. He was not the proprietor of "Lytle's Ferry" above Halifax. His mother was the widow of William Wilkins, the Indian trader. She was probably the sister of Captain John Byers, who married the widow of Robert Galbraith, whose daughter married Col. Ephraim Blaine. Captain Byers removed to Cumberland county, Pa., and was a conspicuous officer In the Revolution. Samuel Evans. Millersbure: and tlie Revolution. From the Millersburg - sentinel. Our friend, Abel Wise, of Lykens, wrote us some days ago that he and Joseph Ditty, of this place, were the oldest persons born in Millersburg. Mr. Ditty has made diligent inquiry in this matter and surrenders the honor, and says that Geo. J. Campbell, Jacob L. Meek, Mrs. Annie Etxweiler, widow of John Etzweiler, Mrs. George W. Bowers and Mrs. George Feezer were all born and reside in Millersburg and are all older than Mr. Wise or Mr. Ditty. Mr. Wise also asserts that his father, Adam Wise, erected the third houso in Millersburg, on the site now occupied by Levi Bowman's tin and stove store. Mr. Ditty thinks he is right in this. It was a lj - story building and well finished for that day and occupied as a dwelling by Mr. Wise. Mr. Wise served in the Revolutionary war, being drafted at flagerstown, Ma., in the latter part of 177C. He was born in December, 1751, and moved to Millersburg in 1802. He was a Justice of the Peace for 31 years, being appointed by Governor Mifllin in 1779. lie was father of eleven children and only two are living, Abe and F. N. Wise, living in Lykens. ' What town or community can boast of two living sons of a Revolutionary soldier ? at