CAMBRIA COUNTY PIONEERS

 

 

A Collection of Brief Biographical and other Sketches

Relating to the Early History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

 

 

by JAMES M. SWANK

 

 

Secretary and General Manager of the American Iron and Steel association For 38 Years, From 1872 To 1910. Author of a History of the Manufacture of Iron in all ages and of Other Historical Publications.

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not. - Proverbs xxvii. 10.

Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths. - Jeremiah vi. 16.


 

PHILADELPHIA: No. 261 SOUTH FOURTH STREET, 1910.

Printed by ALLEN, LANE & SCOTT, Nos. 1211-1213 Clover Street, Philadelphia.

 

 

CONTENTS.


PAGE
Preface 7
The Founding of The Johnstown Tribune 9
Peter Goughnour's Reminiscences 19
Revelations of an Old Ledger 23
Rev. Shadrach Howell Terry 29
Recollections of Early Johnstown 40
Edwin Augustus Vickroy 46
John Royer, Huguenot 47
Major John Linton 57
The Building of the Cambria Iron Works 65
Hon. Daniel Johnson Morrell 71
Major George Nelson Smith 77
Dr. William Anthony Smith 85
Judge James Potts 90
Judge Cyrus L. Pershing 99
Colonel Jacob M. Campbell 108
Alexander Chesterfield Mullin 114
Samuel Bell McCormick 124
A Reminiscence of President Zachary Taylor 129
John Fritz, Ironmaster 131
A Lesson from the Johnstown Flood 135

 


 

Transcribed and contributed by Judy Banja, 5 Apr 2004.

 

 

 


 
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