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Miscellaneous Bedford (PA) Tax Duplicates

These tax duplicates are for that area presently located in Bedford and Blair counties in Pennsylvania commonly called by the residents and German Baptist Brethren historians as "Morrison's Cove."  At one time, roughly from 1790 to 1846, the northern portion of Morrison's Cove would have been found in Huntingdon county.  A tax duplicate, or assessment, was the manner whereby the land, but not necessarily the personal property, would have been evaluated and from which the tax assessor would deliver a final tax evaluation for payment to the land holder.

This area holds a signficance to those tracing their German Baptist Brethren heritage in that many of the families of The Cove became settlers in, amongst others, Cambria and Indiana counties in Pennsylvania, the Miami Valley of Ohio comprising the counties of Warren, Montgomery, Preble, Miami, Clark, Darke, Champaign, Clermont and Shelby (and others), and several counties in the east central highlands of Ohio comprising those counties of Columbiana, Stark and Summit to name just a few.

Each of these counties and regions had settlers who, in the opening years of the 19th Century, moved from what was becoming the crowded highland mountain dales and glens of Morrison's Cove for the cheaper farm lands to be found west and the opening coal regions of Western Pennsylvania.

These records have been graciously supported thru the efforts of Mr. Robert Crull of Edmond, Oklahoma, a descendant of the John Crull mentioned in these early tax duplicates.  It is his family historical web site and his business that have been kind enough to agree to support the presentation of this invaluable resource to the German Baptist Brethren historical community.  Please take the time to drop him a thank you note via the e-mail link provided at the bottom of each page.  A visit to his web sites would not be out of order.  Thank you Mr. Crull!

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