1838: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" includes William Defibaugh's father Daniel Defibaugh, Sr. in their list of Bedford County gunsmiths, and based on a reference to his widow living on the turnpike between Bloody Run and Bedford, states that Daniel Defibaugh, Sr. died before 1838.
In their 1991 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties", the authors of the 1983 booklet refers to William Defibaugh's father as Daniel Defibaugh I, indicates that he died intestate, and states that although it has been reported that Daniel Defibaugh I had been a gunsmith, the inventory of his estate suggests otherwise. In my mind, there is always the possibility that any gunsmithing tools he once owned may have been given to one of his children while he was alive, or were taken by one of the children before the estate inventory was taken.
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