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William Moorhead
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Birth: 1748
Death: May 27, 1819
Lawrence County
Pennsylvania, USA

h/o Elizabeth Moorhead
f/o Martha, Samuel, Josiah, William, James, Nancy or Agnes, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Lydia.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens: Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897
John Moorhead, our subject's father, was a son of James and Katherine Moorhead, and was born on the same farm as was his father's tract bought by his grandfather, William Moorhead, between New Castle and Mahoningtown, now within the city limits. William Moorhead was born in what was then Westmoreland County, and came to Beaver County, prior to 1775, and purchased three or four hundred acres of rich farming land in the river bottoms. He followed farming all his life, and was finally laid away to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. A cherry tree some six feet in circumference, is growing above him, and has crowded from its pedestal the moss-grown slab, on which is carved in quaint old letters: "Beneath this stone lies the body of William Moorhead, who died May 27, 1819, aged seventy-one years."

Refs: Published Pa. Archives, series 3, vol. 23, pp. 268, 361, 750.
William Moorhead was commissioned a lieutenant in Capt. Patrick Jack's Company, Cumberland County, Pa., militia, and served during the Revolutionary War.
Family links: 
  Samuel Moorhead (1770 - 1853)*
  Elizabeth Moorhead Gibson (1779 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
New Castle
Lawrence County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Aviva
Record added: Apr 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107747283
William Moorhead
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With great respect and pride. One of your 5 X great granddaughters.
- Sandy Moorhead Wrinkle
 Added: Feb. 11, 2016

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