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Iron works around Valley Forge

Iron works around Valley Forge

Richard (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 2004 1:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Templin
My 3 g grandfather, Richard Templin, worked in the same Iron works around Valley Forge for over 20 years before moving to Ohio in 1823. I would like to know of all the iron works operating close around Valley Forge that would have been in continuous operation from 1800 to 1823. Does anyone have a record of a Templin family working and living in the area? Thanks for any help you can give me.

Re: Iron works around Valley Forge

dag (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2005 12:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Did you ever get a response. There were Templins working at Covenrty nearby in Chester County in this time period

Re: Iron works around Valley Forge

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 1:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
What was the job that your relative do?
Prior to the Rev. War Valley Forge was actually a forge (called Mt Joy Forge) where iron smelted at the furnace was further refined.
Chester Co. is the loaction of many early furnaces during the time you mention.look at both furnaces and forges for the same jobs were used in both.Springtown forge,Coventry forge,Windsor forge, Warwick furnace,Isabella Furnace to name a few.Chester,Delaware, Montgomery and Berks are all very close to one another and workers often moved around.
the historical Society of Pa. in Philadelphia has a large archive of account books, etc. from many furnaces. Go to their web page and look at Collection # 212 for lists . the Pa. Archives at Harrisburg also have many records as does Hadgely Library in Delaware.
i might be able to help you more.
agatha1@flash.net
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