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Plumstead Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Doan Gang

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
1. The Doan Gang Marker
Inscription.  In 1783 the Pa. State Government declared six Doan family members outlaws for robberies, burglaries, and felonies. During the Revolutionary War, the Doans of Plumstead Twp. spied for and sold stolen horses to the British Army. They robbed the county treasury in 1781. Leader Moses was killed in a shoot-out, Abraham and Levi were hanged, Joseph Jr. and Aaron fled to Canada, and Mahlon disappeared. Three are buried nearby.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 22.046′ N, 75° 6.881′ W. Marker is in Plumstead Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Point Pleasant Pike. The marker is on the grounds of Friends Meeting House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4914 Point Pleasant Pike, Doylestown PA 18902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Army (approx. 1.9 miles away); Marines (approx. 1.9 miles
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
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away); Navy (approx. 2 miles away); Air Force (approx. 2 miles away); The Plumstead Township Veterans Park (approx. 2 miles away); Coast Guard (approx. 2 miles away); Aaron Siskind (approx. 2.9 miles away); James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plumstead Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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