Pleasant Hills in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Original Settler's Cabin
Built in 1782
This cabin has been rebuilt to the exact original size, using eight of the original logs and the original rafters. It has the appearance of the original cabin which stood on the same location, but twelve feet lower. When the property was acquired by Jefferson Memorial Park in 1929 the cabin was then in a deep gully, near a beautiful, never-failing spring located a few feet away, coming from beneath the roots of a giant white oak tree which sheltered from spying Indian eyes not only the spring, which has now become a well, but also the cabin.
Jacob Beam originally staked out his claim to the tract of 160 acres of land and built this cabin in 1782. The tract was surveyed pursuant to a warrant to Jacob Beam dated February 10th, 1785, and on January 6th, 1798, was deeded to to him by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the authority of Thomas Mifflin,
Jacob Beam had another tract of land a few miles east of this one and about 1800 he sold this tract to Aaron Work, whose descendants held the property until it was acquired in 1929 by Harry C. Neel, a great-great-grandson of Aaron, and founder of Jefferson Memorial Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1774.
Location. 40° 19.976′ N, 79° 58.553′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Cabin and marker are located in Jefferson Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); John M. Phillips (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pittsburgh's Lost Cyclist (approx. 4.7 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 4.7 miles away); James Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Cox or Coxes Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Southminster Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home(Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.