October 3rd, 2007

Documents are a valuable snapshot in history assisting in a greater understanding of a community in context to a particular moment in time. The following documents were chosen as a means to explore the political and social structure of Watsontown at various stages of its development and include such items as the election of 1868, charter of incorporation, original constitution, and available directories and federal census records.

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  1. John Foster Leach Says:

    looking for information on major storm in 1871 in the Turbotville area. Damage to Thomas Leech’s and James Leech’s farms.

  2. Dan Robinson Says:

    I just bought a postcard dated 1911 with a family on the front going to Mrs. Wm. Henrick, Watsontown, Pa. Does anyone know of an old family around there with this name?

    Comment by James Robison: I’m not familiar with anyone with that last name in Watsontown ~ but perhaps someone else might.

  3. James and Thomas Leech farms Says:

    Can anyone tell me where the farms of James Leech b. 1800 d. 1872 and Thomas Leech b. 1832 d. 1892 in Northumberland County were? Thank you for your help.

    Comment by James Robison: I cannot tell you where the farms were, but I can suggest that you look in the Northumberland County Court House in the Registry Office ~ behind the door as you enter there is a large wall map of Northumberland County dated in the 1850s with names I believe of where people lived at that time ~ good luck and let me know if you find it.
    P.S. I would imagine you will find that the farms were located near Spring Lake Village, but that it is just a guess since the Leech family are distantly connected with my ancestors who were from that region

  4. Debra Bortz Michaels Says:

    A list of local people were recognized and honored for serving WWII and my father’s name was not mentioned; Milton A Bortz and he was from McEwensville, PA
    thank you
    Debra Bortz Michaels

  5. Donna Brennan Says:

    I just came across a foot stool, wooden. I turned it over and it says “Door cutout from WatsonTown Door and sash 1934” and the name J. Delany. Can anyone give me any info on this?

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