The pages below are from the Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series. They relate to Londonderry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and show a "List of the Inhabitants of London Derry Township Mde [sic] Subject To The Militia Laws Of This State. Taken by Cornelius Devore 23rd Jany. 1789." According to page 173 of the 1906 book "History of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania", a March 1, 1800 act of assembly directed that "all that part of Bedford county in Londonderry township lying westward of a line to begin on the top of the Little Allegheny mountain, where the Maryland line crosses the same, thence running along said mountain in a northerly direction to where the mountain breaks, thence a straight line to the breastworks to intersect the present line between Bedford and Somerset counties, shall from and after the passing of this act be annexed to Somerset county, and the electors shall hold their election in the town of Berlin.". The names of some individuals associated with Southampton Township, Somerset County, can be identified in the list.


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