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History of Cambria County, V.1

  HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 553
and died there in December, 1894. Adelaide Lacock Linton died in October, 1895.
     Luther, Conrad. He was a member of the Hessian body of soldiers in the Revolutionary war, but joined the American army at Lancaster. Elizabeth Smith, who afterwards became his wife, assisted him to escape. They came to Cambria in 1796 and located in what is Carroll township, where he was one of the pioneer farmers. They had six sons and a daughter. John was born in 1800, and died April 22, 1862; he married Mary Ann Platt, a daughter of John Platt, then of Susquehanna township; they had ten children: Henry Luther, of Gallitzin; Demetrius A., born October 31, 1827; Sarah A., intermarried with Henry Bender; Elizabeth, married James Weakland; Lucinda, intermarried with Michael Snyder, of Houtzdale; Matilda, the wife of Anselm Weakland; Mary Ellen, married John Latternes; Victoria, married Joseph Lied, of Barr township; John W., deceased, and Chrysostom Luther, a farmer of Carrolltown. Demetrius A. Luther married Mary M., a daughter of Thomas Benden, and had fourteen children. Mr. Luther was elected sheriff in 1882. (See chapter on Political Review.)
     McGough, Arthur. He was born in County Donegal, Ireland, and came to Loretto about 1788. The name of his wife was Susan, born in 1765, died Feb. 13, 1845, there. They had seven children: John, who was born in Donegal the year his parents came to America, and died in 1856; he married Sarah Glass; Thomas, Arthur, Jr., Peter, Mary, Bridget and Margaret McGough.
     McMullen, Lawrence. He located at Loretto prior to 1800, and died about March, 1812. His children probably were Eneas and Nancy; the latter is mentioned as Nancy McDonald in his will.
     McMullen, Samuel. He came to Loretto about the time of his brother Lawrence; his wife's name was Susannah Logan. They had four sons: John, Alexander, Hugh and James; and three daughters: Margaret, who probably married a Morris, as he had two grandchildren named Margaret and Samuel Morris; Jane, and Mary McMullen. Samuel McMullen was one of the first commissioners of Cambria county.
     Mathews, Samuel. He located on the Von Lunen farm prior to 1800, and died about June, 1829. Both he and his wife, Jane, are buried on the place. There is one tombstone there bearing the date of 1804. Their children were: William, John,


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