David Alter I

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David Alter I

Birth
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
1 Feb 1838 (aged 62)
Parnassus, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Plum, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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born Lancaster Co., PA; died Parnassas, Allegheny Co., PA; son of John Alter and Margaret Landis, of Swiss Reformed ancestry

At time of his marriage David was from West Pennsborough Twp, Cumberland County, PA. Betsy was from Franklin Twp, Cumberland County, PA. They moved to Allegheny County, PA in the early 1800s, remaining there until 1838. Land purchases recorded in Deed Book of Allegheny County, Vol 13, pp 71-72. When they moved to Allegheny County (in about 1803) they settled on a creek ("Old Puckety"), bought farms on both sides of the creek, and built a grist mill and saw mill ("Alter's Mill [like his dad's mill at Plainfield].)

Later he build a blacksmith shop, which, with the mill, were operated by the family for many years. The mill was on the Allegheny side of the creek, about 2.5 miles above Parnassus, but they lived on the Plum Boro side of the creek. Both are buried in Dugan Cemetery in Puckety in Allegheny County.

David's will, signed Sep 7, 1836 and probated Feb 6, 1838, is recorded in Will Book, vol 4, p 439. He names his son, Joseph Alter, and his son-in-law, George Dugan.

David was a Captain in the War of 1812.


born Lancaster Co., PA; died Parnassas, Allegheny Co., PA; son of John Alter and Margaret Landis, of Swiss Reformed ancestry

At time of his marriage David was from West Pennsborough Twp, Cumberland County, PA. Betsy was from Franklin Twp, Cumberland County, PA. They moved to Allegheny County, PA in the early 1800s, remaining there until 1838. Land purchases recorded in Deed Book of Allegheny County, Vol 13, pp 71-72. When they moved to Allegheny County (in about 1803) they settled on a creek ("Old Puckety"), bought farms on both sides of the creek, and built a grist mill and saw mill ("Alter's Mill [like his dad's mill at Plainfield].)

Later he build a blacksmith shop, which, with the mill, were operated by the family for many years. The mill was on the Allegheny side of the creek, about 2.5 miles above Parnassus, but they lived on the Plum Boro side of the creek. Both are buried in Dugan Cemetery in Puckety in Allegheny County.

David's will, signed Sep 7, 1836 and probated Feb 6, 1838, is recorded in Will Book, vol 4, p 439. He names his son, Joseph Alter, and his son-in-law, George Dugan.

David was a Captain in the War of 1812.