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Re: Walker A Stitt born Oct 1844 in PA to John W and Ann Cree Stitt
Posted by: Ed Morrill (ID *****4229) Date: February 04, 2011 at 15:46:08
In Reply to: Re: Walker A Stitt born Oct 1844 in PA to John W and Ann Cree Stitt by Ted Sulzen of 410

This information was obtained from "A Biographical Encyclopedia of Juniata Valley" published by J.B. Runk Co. of Chambersburg, Pa. in 1897

M. C. STITT, a farmer in Dublin township, Shade Gap, Huntingdon county, was born November 24, 1836, son of James and Isabella (Campbell) Stitt. His grandfather, Archibald Stitt, was one of the first settlers of Dublin township. He was a native of Dublin, Ireland, where he married and soon after with his wife and infant child emigrated to the United States,. On the voyage they met with severe winds and finally encountered a fierce storm and were ship-wrecked. All on board were on the verge of starvation. Mr. Stitt often used to say that the sweetest bite he ever had was when nearly starving, he found a cracker in a crevice of the ship's hold and with this and a bone, made soup which served to appease his hunger for a while. The little child died on the voyage. Coming to Dublin township, Huntingdon county, they first ...
There is more to this article but this much is what I know about Archibald.
Ed


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