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"...Privations Endured by the Early Pioneers, Indian Wars, Predatory Incursions, Abductions and Massacres..."

You gotta love that subtitle.

The full title of the 1889 book by John Franklin Meginness is Otzinachson: A History of the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna: Its First Settlement, Privations Endured by the Early Pioneers, Indian Wars, Predatory Incursions, Abductions and Massacres, Together with an Account of the Fair Play System; and the Trying Scenes of the Big Run-away ... Biographical Sketches of the Leading Settlers ... Rev. Ed That's a mouthful. (Note that it's the revised edition!) 

I found it while doing a little research on a Colonial-era ancestor of mine--Col. David Schamp (1755-1839). Among other things, he was a spy for General Washington and officer in the Revolutionary militia. The author probably does a better job of conveying the story than I ever could so I'll let him speak for himself... 




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