Daniel Mickey, Somerset County, Pennsylvania gunsmith

1811: Calculating from information on his tombstone, Daniel Mickey was born in 1811.

1872: The following item from the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania" indicates that Daniel Mickey was one of the first Trustees of the Confluence Methodist Episcopal Church:

1874 & 1879: The following item from the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania" indicates that Daniel Mickey was a Justice of the Peace in Confluence in 1874 and 1879.

1876: The following excerpt from the Confluence portion of the 1876 "County Atlas of Somerset, Pennsylvania" shows a "D. Mickey" on lot 20, near the intersection of Page and William streets. The building would have been located approximately at 39.810612, -79.356920.

1876-1881: The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" identifies Daniel Mickey as a Confluence gunsmith in the 1876 to 1881 timeframe, based on tax records.

1882: Daniel Mickey died on July 25, 1882 in his seventieth year. He is buried in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery (40.2375000, -79.2423000) in Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His wife Margaret is also buried there. His tombstone states that he died at age 70 years, 9 months, and 25 days, which puts his birth in 1811.

The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Somerset County, Pennsylvania" states that Daniel Mickey was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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