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 Jane <I>Milligan</I> Dumm

Jane Milligan Dumm

Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Apr 1884 (aged 72)
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Slate Lick, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 62378257 · View Source
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From the memoirs of Frank Dumm:

"Grandfather John Dumm was born March 17, 1809, and Grandmother Jane Milligan Dumm was born June 11, 1808. She was a daughter of Samuel and Margaret Jamieson Milligan, and grew up in her father's home in Milligantown, a little village of two or three houses, a store, a blacksmith shop, and a gristmill that was known through all that country as Milligan's mill. It is still standing and is now the only one of the many grist mills run by water power that used to be found along the streams of Western Pa. The water wheel is still standing, though it has not run for more than 40 years. The dam has been taken away, and the race below the road has been filled up. When a young man, John Dumm had worked on a section of the Penn'a Canal when it was in construction. He was one of two or three men who worked on the section from Apollo to Freeport, from the time it was begun until it was completed.
After the canal was completed, he mined coal in a country mine during a winter or two. As this job was somewhere in the neighborhood of Milligantown, he got acquainted with Jane Milligan, and was married to her March 11, 1834. They lived several places near Milligantown, and finally on a small farm which her father gave her as her share when he divided up his big farm among his 7 or 8 sons and daughters, hoping to have his children all near him. In the course of time some of them sold out, and located elsewhere, thinking to improve their fortunes. In 1854, Grandfather and Grandmother sold their part of the Milligan estate, and bought a tract of land in Armstrong Co. 2 miles north of Slate Lick. The land was all in timber, much of this was cut off and burned into charcoal, and sold to the Graff Iron Furnace Co. They and their family put a lot of hard work on that farm. Here John and Jane Dumm lived until their deaths. Grandmother was the first to go. She died April 5, 1884 of a cancer which started on the back of her hand 3 or 4 years before. After her departure Grandfather seemed to lose all heart. He went down very quickly, and his life of hard work told on him physically. For the last two years of his life he was an invalid. At last he died, June 18, 1888, and was laid beside his loved Jane, in the Buffalo U.P. cemetery."

Children of Johnny and Jane Dumm (in addition to those linked):

Henry (December 1853- )

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 62378257
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Milligan Dumm (11 Jun 1811–5 Apr 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62378257, citing Buffalo United Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Slate Lick, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024) .