I Need and Antidote but Will Take an Anecdote


I am about to embark on an adventure. Once you get this bug, there is no cure. My addiction began about 15 years ago . This is really only my third trip to do any real research.

My first trip was with my mother in 2000. We had gone to visit her mom, Blanche Dean ( Blanche Eleanor Ewing ) and also to visit the grave of our ancestor Alexander Ewing. He is buried in Plaingrove Cemetery, Mercer county Pennsylvania. He served in the American Revolution. Most of the family remained in the western Pennsylvania region, Allegheny , Venango , Lawrence and Mercer counties. I was able to locate most of them in census records. And a distant cousin had given my grandmother paperwork validating Alexander’s service in the Revolutionary War. Also, some lineage notes and copy of his will were included. Alexander Ewing was friends with Jonathan Harlan, for whom the township of Harlansburg was named. Alexander was the son of William and Jane Ewing. He came from Cumberland County with his family in the 1780’s. They were among the first settlers of Mercer County, along with his friend Jonathan Harlan. Alexander served in the Revolutionary War. He received a pension for his services.
A revolutionary war marker was installed at the cemetery, he and Mary his wife have a double heart headstone. It was a real joy to see this headstone.

Alexander Ewing

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