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Ewing Settlers of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Part 1: Some James Ewing of Inch Descendants (PDF)
J. Clan Ewing, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 2007, pgs. 21-28.

An accounting of the descendants of James Ewing of Inch who settled the Allegheny County area. In particular, identifies Squire James Ewing as the area's primary Ewing settler.

Part 2: William, Grandson of Squire James Ewing (PDF)
J. Clan Ewing, Vol. 13, No. 2, May 2007, pgs. 33-40.

A clarification of the genealogy of a grandson, William Ewing, of Squire James Ewing who was himself a grandson of James Ewing of Inch.

Part 3: James Ewing and the Founding of the Montours Presbyterian Church (PDF)
J. Clan Ewing, Vol. 13, No. 3, August 2007, pgs. 44-51.

An explanation of the role of Squire James Ewing in founding the area's first rural Presbyterian Church close to the banks of Montours Run.

Part 4: Nathaniel Ewing (1794-1874) (PDF)
J. Clan Ewing, Vol. 14, No. 2, June 2008, pgs. 35-41.

Information about the family of a prominent citizen of Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania - the Honorable Nathaniel Ewing (1794-1874) - who was a distinguished member of the bar.

Part 5: Uniontown History (PDF)
Ewing Family J., Vol. 15, No. 4, November 2009, pgs. 62-66.

Additional information about the history of Uniontown, its surrounding area, and Nathaniel Ewing:

  • A brief history of the settling and evolution of Uniontown.
  • A short history of the Nemacolin Trail, an Indian Trail that traversed the area and was later the basis for, first, Braddock's Road, then the National Highway and, currently, Route 40.
  • Further information about the Honorable Nathaniel Ewing (1794-1874) including information about others in his family who were judges and lawyers.

Part 6: Life on the Frontier: Frontiersmen and 'Boyz II Men' (PDF)
Ewing Family J., Vol. 16, No. 1, February 2010, pgs. 10-24.

For three decades - from 1763/1764 to 1793/1794 - Scots/Irish settlers of southwestern Pennsylvania eked out a subsistence-level existence and faced all sorts of dangers from wild animals to disease to Indians raids. This article begins a focus on their life and times during this period. The possible subjects are many: forts, rangers, home- and barn-raising, communion services, church-based 'courts', whiskey stilleries, Sunday Schools, the 'taking-in' of orphans, the Whiskey Rebellion, etc. This article sets the stage for addressing these topics with a simple, extremely basic, focus on how adult males dressed, how they armed themselves, and how young males learned the skills needed as adults (Boyz II Men).

Local Area Points of Interest

The map to the right identifies regions and points related to the settlement of Robinson and Collier Townships, west of Pittsburgh, by Squire James Ewing (1733-1825). The yellow regions identify (to the north) Squire James' first (300 acre) settlement at the mouth of Montours Run and (to the south) his subsequent settlement of a larger (1200 acre) area at the confluence of Robinson Run and Chartiers Creek. The pin identifies the location of Fort Ewing.         

Additional regions and locations are identified on a larger map accessible by clicking on the small map above. You may use the larger map to browse around the area and get brief information about various regions and locations.

The larger map groups regions and locations into three sets: 1) Settlers, 2) Forts and Blockhouses, and 3) Towns, Churches, Roads, Rivers, etc. Colors are used to distinguish among these three sets. You may view one or more of these sets by checking the boxes to the left of their names. You can use the list at the left in the larger map to re-focus it to various groups of regions and locations or individual regions or locations. Further, you can click on the regions and pins to get brief information about them. In summary, the larger maps help you see where the regions and locations are and clicking on the region and pin icons provides you with information about them.

Montour Cemetery Ewing Map

A schematic diagram showing the Ewing-related plots in the Montours Presbyterian Church Cemetery may be viewed by clicking here (PDF). This report provides additional support with respect to the information in Article #3 (PDF).

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