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Churches and Cemeteries in Ransom

Transcribed censuses

Wills

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Propery Deed records

1873 Maps (off site)

Local names listed in the Pittston Gazette (1868-1889)

Soldiers from Ransom and Newton Townships

Names listed in the write-up about Ransom Township ©1880

Names of Ransom people with biographies ©1880

A Glimpse of Life in Newton-Ransom Twps., PA in 1895/1897

Early settlers listed in the front of the book History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912

Surnames of Ransom people in the History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912

Ransom Directory ©1912

List of names in database. Database contains genealogical data from the History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912 by JB Stephens (there are 6 pages in all)

History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912 by JB Stephens online through the Penn State website to view listing of pages

Download the book History of Newton and Ransom Townships ©1912 by JB Stephens (.pdf files) through Penn State's website

Students in class photographs from area schools early 1900's - 1950

Researchers and the people they are searching for in the Ransom and Newton area



Location
    Ransom Twp., Lackawanna Co., PA is located along the Susquehanna River. Before 1849, it was a part of Exeter Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.  In 1849, Ransom became a township formed with parts of Exeter Township, Luzerne County and Newton Township, Lackawanna County.   It is connected to Luzerne County and is very, very close to Wyoming County

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History
    Before 1849, it was a part of Exeter Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.  In 1849, Ransom became a township formed with parts of Exeter Township, Luzerne County and Newton Township, Lackawanna County.   Before 1849, it was a part of Exeter Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.  It was first settled by the Gardner family in 1769 who were from Connecticut. Ransom was named in honor of Captain Samuel Ransom who raised a company in defense of the Wyoming Valley and fell in the Wyoming Massacre.  Many of the people who settled in Ransom were from Connecticut, Sussex County, New Jersey, from Monroe County which was then a part of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and later from Germany.  Many of these people had relatives in the neighboring township, Newton Township, Lackawanna Co.

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