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MADAME FERREE - Lancaster County
Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: January 01, 2010 at 11:18:05
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Title: The history and topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, and Perry counties : containing a brief history of the first settlers, notices of the leading events, incidents and interesting facts, both general and local, in the history of these counties, general & statistical descriptions of all the principal boroughs, towns, villages, &c., with an appendix:

Embellished With Several Engravings.
Author: Rupp, I. Daniel (Israel Daniel), 1803-1878.
Gilbert Hills, Proprietor & Publisher, Lancaster City, Pa., 1846.

Pg. 37
MADAME FERREE, her sons and a son-in-law, left Europe in 1708, arrived at New York 1709, came to Pennsylvania about 1711 or 1712, and commenced a settlement on the Pequea, Chester County, (now Lancaster). They were Huguenots. It was on the evening of a summer’s day when the Huguenots reached the verge of a hill commanding a view of the Valley of the Pequea. Suddenly a number of Indians darted from the woods when an Indian advanced, and in broken English said to MADAME FERREE, “Indian no harm white - white good to Indian - go to Beaver - our chief - come to Beaver.” They went with him to Beaver’s cabin; and Beaver, with the humanity that distinguished the Indian of that period, gave up to the immigrants his wigwam. Next day he introduced them to Tawana, who lived on the great flats of Pequea.

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