MSS 391 OHIO Pancoast Family Papers
H I S T O R Y 1/ 4 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Pancoast
Family Papers as a gift of Elizabeth Potts Koleda, Prineville,
Oregon, in 1973. Sherrill Dryden- Baird processed the collection
in May 1981.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have - not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the responsi-bility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: Eight photographs were transferred to the Audiovisual
Department in May 1981.
Related material: The Library Department holds a copy of Elizabeth
Potts Koleda's, Some Ohio and- 1owa pioneers, their friends and
descendants ( Prineville, Oreqon: Hutchinson Photo and Printinq
Co., 1973) which contains transcripts and/ or descriptions of ail
of the items included in the Pancoast Family Papers.
Historical sketch: Isaiah Pancoast and Lettice Gaskill were
married in Burlington County, New Jersey circa 1787 and moved to
Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1788. In 1810, the family relocated
to Ohio where Isaiah Pancoast purchased Land on Deer Creek in
Fayette County and established a grist mill. The family operated
the Pancoast Mills until 1871 when they were sold. to John Messmore.
Isaiah Pancoast and Jesse Tdoodson founded the town of Pancoastburg,
O'nio, also known as Waterloo, in 1816. Isaiah and Lettice Pancoast
had ten children: Shreve, Plary.. Samuel, Hannah, Shedlock, Hope,
Jerusha, Isaiah, Eliza, and Ruhamma.
Sources: R. S. Dills. Ristory of Fayette County. ( Dayton, Ohio:
Odell & Mayer) , 1801.
Elizabeth Potts Koleda. Some Ohio and Iowa pioneers, their
friends and descendants. ( Prineville, Oregon: Hutchinson Photo
and Printing Co.) , 1973.
Scope and content: The Pancoast Family Papers date from 1811 to
1947 and occupy one- quarter cubic foot. The papers remain as
ordered by Elizabeth Potts Koleda; the arrangement of the papers
corresponds to the order of items transcribed in Some Ohio and
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