Created in 1795 from Bedford County.
Somerset is the county seat.
It shares its southern boarder with Maryland
SOURCE: Laurel Messenger, Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County, US/CA 974.879 H25l, FHL
The First Roads by Marion Lambert.
“In 1788 an Act of Assembly was approved for the construction of a new road for wagon traffic between Bedford & Pittsburgh. March 14, 1789, Alexander McLean, of Fayette, James Guthrie, of Westmoreland, and John Shiner of Franklin County were appointed as Commissioners of the new highway, known as the ‘State Road’, the ‘Great Road’, and the ‘Pennsylvania Road’. McLean began the work immediately; the following year the full commission completed the survey and their report was approved by the executive council September 28, 1790.
“Jacob Skiles b. Penn 1760s d.1814-1816, wife Martha, next generation located Uniontown, Penn. Jane m-1 Henry Beeson, m-2 Robert Barton; Isabell m-1 Andrew Garner; Martha m Harwick (Herwig?); Robert m Rachael Meeson; Isaac m-1 Harriet Daggs, m-2 Rebecca Russell; Elizabeth m-1 Jesse Beeson, m-2 Rev James Guthrie, m-3 Jonathan VanKirk.”
SOURCE: Last Will & Testament of Robert Guthrie – Somerset County PA Will Book 7 – Page 364.
Wife: Eilzabeth Guthrie
Children: Mary, Ella, Edith, Robert, Annie E, John and Jennie.