Author Archives: BJ MacDonald

About BJ MacDonald

Interested in travel, really into genealogy and researching my family history, classic novels and movies, fantasy and science fiction, photography, history and more... Here is a tip. Make sure you are commenting on the blog you were visiting and the post you were interested in. My blogs are listed by hovering over my pictures and clicking. Clicking one of them will take you back to the correct blog. You can try me here:

Pennsylvania Ratifies the Constitution of the United States December 12, 1787 and a visit to the National Archives.

While all the political maneuvering of the Connecticut settlers and the Pennsylvania Government and others was going on, it was becoming apparent that the newly independent 13 colonies needed a stronger Federal government and this led to the Constitutional Convention … Continue reading

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Land Titles and the Confirming Act of 1787…what happened!

So did anything get done regarding the claims of the Connecticut settlers with land purchased from the Susquehanna Company now in Pennsylvania under the Confirming Act of 1787. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be discussed in the histories books on this … Continue reading

Posted in David Goss and Anna Slater, Huntington Twp., Luzerne County, Nathaniel Goss, Obadiah & Hannah Howe Scott, Paul H. Goss 1890 to 1963, Philip Goss (Jr. or V) and Hannah Darby, Philip Goss IV & Mary (Kendall) Goss, Solomon Goss and Olive (Scott) Goss (Son of Philip & Mary (Kendall) Goss, Wyoming Valley PA Land Claimants | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Timothy Pickering appointed Luzerne County Administrator and the Confirming Act of March 28, 1787

What I write about in this post is a summary and only highlights of the events that took place.  It is all very complicated and confusing. Timothy Pickering (July 17, 1745 to January 29, 1829) visits the Wyoming Valley area … Continue reading

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