Residents of Pittsburg in 1760

AN EARLY RECORD OF PITTSBURGH.

The following is the earliest contribution we have come across respecting the statistics of the population of Pittsburgh. On the 25th of Nov. 1758, the ground on which Fort Duquesne stood was taken possession of by the British. The late Neville B. Craig in his History of Pittsburgh, says: "We do not know precisely when the first Fort Pitt was completed, but it was probably about the 1st of January, 1759." Later in the same year the threatened hostilities of the French and Indians caused the post to be strengthened, as is shown in a letter written from there on the 24th of Sep., from which we extract the following: "It is now near a month since the army has been employed in erecting a most formidable fortification; such a one as will, to latest posterity, secure the British Empire on the Ohio."
It is, therefore, evident that the document we print relates to a time within a year of the permanent establishment of the present city of Pittsburgh, and as such cannot, we think, be without interest to her citizens.—Ed.]

A List Of The Number Of Men, Women, And Children Not Belonging To The Army.
Also The Number Of Houses And Hutts At Fort Pitt
22d July, 1760.


Men's Names.
1. John Langdale
2. John Barklit
3. Hugh McSwine
4. James Braden
5. Philip Boyle
6. Jno. Greenfield
7. Edward Graham
8. Lewis Bernard
9. Samuel Hyden
10. William Splane
11. Robt. Hook
12. Jno. Pierce
13. William McAllister
14. James St. Clair
15. Erasmus Bokias
16. John Everlow
17. George Carr
18. Edward Cook
19. William Bryan
20. James Harris
21. Jno. M'Kee— [Imperfect]
22. Wm. Work
23. Wm. Downy
24. James Milligan
25. John Lindsay
26. Alex. Ewing
27. Andrew Biarly
28. Isaac Hall
29. Lazarus Lowry
30. Uriah Hill
31. Edward Ward
32. Wm. Trent
33. Jno. Finly
34. Hugh Crawford
35. Joseph Spear
36. Jno. McCluer
37. Thomas Welsh
38. James Cahoon
39. Patrick Cunning'm
40. Sam'l Heyden
41. James Reed
42. Jno. Daily
43. Charles Boyle
44. Wm. Jacobs
45. Robert Paris
46. Wm. Fowler
47. John Judy
48. Thomas Small
49. Cornelius Atkinson
50. Robert Reed
51. Neil McCollum
52. Jno. Work
53. George Tomb
54. George Sly
55. Patrick McCarty
5G. Chris. Millar
57. Wm. Heath
58. Wm. Winsor
59. Jno. Graham
60. John Robinson
61. John Duncastle
62. Franco Ferdinanders Harnider
63. Nicholas Phillips
64. Conrad Crone
65. [Imperfect],—alesby
66. [Imperfect],—dor
67. [Imperfect]
68. [Imp.] Sinnott
69. Jacob Sinnott
70. Jno. Coleman
71. Abram Lingenfilder
72. Charles Hays
73. James Sampson
74. Matthias Doberick
75. Peter Mumaw
76. Jno. Snider
77. Windle Creamer
78. Peter Smith
79. Henry Wumbock
80. Adam Overwinter
81. Paul Sharp
82. Tincas Smith
83. Philip Byarly
84. Anthony Baker
85. Chris. Rorabunck
86. Thomas Bretton
87. Joseph George
88. Ephraim Blane.

WOMEN'S NAMES
1. Susannah McSwine
2. Mary Wallen
8. Mary Atkinson
4. Martha Reed
5. Elizabeth Randal
6. Phebe Byarly
7. Judah Crawford
8. Mary Reed
9. Anna Thomas
10. Sarah Daily
11. Heneritta Price
12. Elizabeth Boyle
13. Elizabeth Jacobs
14. Mary Judy
15. Mary Reed,
16. Marget Pomry
17. Chris'm. McCollum
18. Agnus Tomb
19. Marget Sly
20. Lydia McCarty
21. Lenora Rogers
22. Elenor Millar
23. Bridget Winsor
24. Marget Crone
25. Susannah Sinnott
26. Mary Hays
27. Marget Sampson
28. Cate Creamer
29. Chris. Smith.


Male Children.
1. George McSwine,
2. Jacob Byarly
3. Jno. Reed
4. Robt. Atkinson
5. George Reed
6. Thomas McCollum
7. Jno. Work
8. Godfrey Christian
9. Henry Millar
10. Chris. Phillips
11. John Sinnott
12. Philip Sinnott
13. Patrick Feagan
14. George Creamer.

Female Children.
1. Mary McSwine,
2. Elizabeth Otter
3. Marget Coghran
4. Nelly Thomas
5. Susan Daily
6. Rebekah Boyle
7. Marget Boyle,
8. Marget Jacobs
9. Mary Judy
10. Elizabeth Judy
11. Elizabeth Pomry
12. Elizabeth Work
13. Elizabeth Sly
14. Susanna Sly
15. Rachel Sly
16. Nancy Ba— [Imperfect]
17. Mary Sinn—[Imperfect]
18. Marget Cro—[Imperfect].

Houses 146
No. of Hutts 36
No. of Unfinished Houses ... 19
Total 201


[Source: "The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography", Volume 2
By Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1878.
Transcribed here by K.T., A Friend of Free Genealogy ]



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