Settlers of the Monongalia River

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The Monongahela River (/məˌnɒnɡəˈhiːlə/) — often referred to locally as the Mon /ˈmɒn/ — is a 130-mile-long (210 km) river on the Allegheny Plateau in north-central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. The Monongahela joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River at Pittsburgh. The Monongahela River valley was the site of a famous, if small, battle that was one of the first in the French and Indian War — the Braddock Expedition (May–July 1755). It resulted in a sharp defeat for British and Colonial forces against those of the French and their Native American allies.

The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its "East Fork" — the Tygart Valley River — at Fairmont, West Virginia. The river is navigable its entire length with a series of locks and dams that maintain a minimum depth of 9 feet (2.7 m) to accommodate coal-laden barges. In Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport.

The word Monongalia is a Latinized version of the Native American word Monongahela, which means "falling banks", in reference to the geological instability of the river's banks. Moravian missionary David Zeisberger (1721–1808) gave this account of the naming: "In the Indian tongue the name of this river was Mechmenawungihilla (alternatively spelled Menawngihella), which signifies a high bank, which is ever washed out and therefore collapses. Monongalia River, Wikipedia.com


Records of Early Settlers

(listed in alphabetical order of surname):



  • Page 258 - Michael Cairns, 615 acres, Mononghela River. May 3, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 257 - John Carter, 327 acres, Mononghela River. April 28, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 259 - John Clyne, 400 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining John Carter, James Stockwell. April 20, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 90]
  • Page 257 - Thomas Day, 280 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining Richard Harrison. April 19, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 258 - John Evans, 285 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining James Johnson. April 20, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 255 - Gasper Everly, 490 acres. Adjoining Richard Hanison, Charles Ramseys, Harrison. April 21, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 255 - John Hamilton, 356 acres, Mononghela River. April 25, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 255 - Richard Harrison, 465 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining Charles Martin. April 19, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 259 - George Hart, 220 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining John Evans. April 27, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 258 - James Johnson, 280 acres, Mononghela River. April 20, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 259 - Richard Lamaston, 400 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining John Clyne, George Hart, John Evans. April 27, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89-90]
  • Page 255 - Charles Martin, 790 aces, Mononghela River. April 19, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 256 - Charles Ramsey, 350 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining Richard Harrison. April 21, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 256 - David Scott, 658 acres, Mononghela River. April 22, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 257 - Jacob Scott, 387 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining David Scott. April 25, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 257 - James Scott, 480 acres, Mononghela River. April 23, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 90]
  • Page 256 - John Snider, 250 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining Charles Martin, Richard Harrison. April 19, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]
  • Page 258 - James Stockwell, 150 acres, Mononghela River. Adjoining George Hart. April 27, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 89]



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