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William Grotehouse of Mifflin, PA Collection

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We are currently rebuilding our database on this family along with all the others. We hope to have them back online soon. In the mean time we have provided the following biographical sketches on what we currently know about the first few generations of this family.

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Mifflin, PA - Grantor/Grantee Deed Records GG*  
Mifflin, PA - Estate Records GG*  
Mifflin, PA - Greenwood Township Assessment
, 1802, 1803, 1804a, 1804b, 1805, 1807, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814a, 1814b, 1815a, 1815b, 1816 - Transciption
GG* 24 May 2008
Mifflin, PA - Quarter Sessions
Apr 1796, Apr 1797, Nov 1797, Nov 1798, Aug 1799, ? 1800, Aug 1800a, Aug 1800b, Aug 1801a, Aug 1801b, Aug 1801c, Aug 1801d, Aug 1801e, Aug 1802a, Aug 1802b, Apr 1803a, Apr 1803b, Aug 1803a, Aug 1803b, Aug 1803c, Nov 1803a, Nov 1803b, Nov 1803c, Aug 1804a, Aug 1804b
GG* 24 May 2008
Extract - Susquehanna and Juniata Valley History GG* 24 May 2008

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The first assessment book for Mifflin County, covering 1789-1794, appears to be missing from the vault in the assessor's office. Fortunately, Dr. Charles Eater made an exact transcription of this book many years ago, so the assessments shared above rely on his manuscript. The second assesment book, covering 1795-1799, has been missing for over 130 years and there is no known transcription of it. The original assessement books, therefore begin with the third book in 1799. The assessment book from 1828-1831 is also missing, and in 1831, Greenwood Township, was part of the territory that was taken out of Mifflin County and placed into the newly formed Juniata County. Records from 1831 forward, therefore, are to be found at the county seat in Mifflintown, Juniata County.

(Unfortunately - as a historical note - the town of Mifflintown suffered a devastating fire around New Years Eve, 1869 - a fire so great that the glow could be seen in the sky from Centre Hall, some 50 miles away and across two mountain ranges. The Juniata County courthouse was destroyed in this fire. Many Juniata County records seem to have survived the fire, however, as there are estate books there back into the 1840's, and assessment books dating as far back as 1847 in a courthouse annex.)

Source: Letter from Justin Houser to Rick Greathouse, 13 May 2008. Summary of William Grotehouse Research Findings in Mifflin County, PA.


* GG - Submitted by members, who require no attribution for research they share with Guild Greathouse & Greathouse Point.


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