than 135 years ago David Husband wrote a series of 52 articles detailing
the early history of Somerset County, PA, and its founding families.
articles were published in the Somerset Standard newspaper
in 1869-70. They were then reprinted in the Standard 24 years
later in 1893-94 with the addition of 14 more articles, some written
Husband and some by noted historian W. H. Welfley.
The articles quote extensively from
the personal journal and private papers of Herman (Harmon) Husband,
one of Somerset County's earliest settlers. Although Husband's Journal
believed to have been destroyed in a fire decades
now available in these recently discovered articles.
The articles – a total of
66 – have been meticulously retyped from the original (crumbling)
newspapers and have been published in an easy-to-read 160-page book. A descriptive Table
of Contents allows quick reference to specific topics and an Index containing
nearly 500 surnames provides genealogists with easy access to information
on Somerset County's earliest settlers.