Note: This item is for sale on eBay until Sunday, Oct.3. The link is http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120626800388
DOCUMENT TO BE AUCTIONED
SFNA was recently contacted by Ken McCrea informing us of this
upcoming auction. SFNA asked Mr. McCrea to give us a chance to let
the membership know about the availability of this document before
offering it for auction. He graciously agreed to do so.
I recently purchased (on eBay) an original land patent issued by the
State of Pennsylvania to Abraham STUDEBAKER in 1789 for land in
Westmoreland County, PA (a large document on vellum - animal skin,
signed by the first PA Governor, Thomas MIFFLIN). I have researched
the land and found that it is located along the south side of US Route
30 just below the town of Irwin. An adjoining tract of land belonged
to Valentine "Felty" WHITEHEAD (same surname as his wife), and
another to a Peter STUDEBAKER (possibly his brother).
According to WorldConnect, Valentine WHITEHEAD was a brother-
in-law of Abraham STUDEBAKER.
The GPS of the approximate center of the property is 40.318698, -
79.694435 It is located in what is now North Huntingdon Township.
I will be reselling this document on eBay in the near future with all
the research into the location of the land and the neighbors to the
tract. If there might be any interest in this document among the
members of your organization,
When this item is placed for
I will let you know when it will auction, Mr. McCrea will inform
be coming up for auction.
McCrea Research, Inc.
SFNA. If you are interested
in this item, check the SFNA
website and this Facebook
page -- auction information
will be posted both places!