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Near Elizabeth in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Adam Weddell

(1712-1796)

 
 
George Adam Weddell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, February 7, 2013
1. George Adam Weddell Marker
Inscription. This pioneer settler of Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam aboard the ship Mortonhouse in 1729. He and his wife Mary lived for a time near Hagerstown, Maryland and after the Braddock and Forbes expeditions of 1755 and 1758, they established a tomahawk claim to 400 acres of land at the mouth of the Youghiogheny River, later recognized by Pennsylvania. He served as a Ranger during the Pontiac Indian War of 1763 and at his death in 1796 was buried in the Weddell Cemetery overlooking the Youghiogheny River.
 
Erected 1969 by Daughters of the American Colonists - David McKee Chapter.
 
Location. 40° 14.297′ N, 79° 49.035′ W. Marker is near Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Douglas Run Road and Round Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Douglas Run Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth PA 15037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Newton (approx. 3.1 miles away); Arthur J. Rooney (approx. 4.1 miles away); Elizabeth (approx. 4.3 miles away); Monongahela River Navigation System
George Adam Weddell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, February 7, 2013
2. George Adam Weddell Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); The 1948 Donora Smog (approx. 4.7 miles away); Yohogania Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cement City (approx. 5.4 miles away); Rabe Manor (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
Also see . . .  George Adam Weddell at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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