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The Loghry Line

I have been able to trace my surname, Loghry, back to William Loughry, a probable revolutionary soldier, who resided in Pennsylvania and New York.According to Stacy Jackson of Hornell, New York (Jackson’s History of Cameron Mills), “William Loughry was a native of Ireland, it is said, born in Ireland in 1743.The name Loughry was formerly pronounced Lawrey (Logthry).” He resided for some time in eastern Pennsylvania, probably in Northumberland County, also in Luzerne County about ten miles from Wilkes Barre.The census for 1800 shows one of this name, undoubtedly the above, was a Pennsylvania soldier during the Revolution.Cemetery records for Browns Crossing Burying Grounds shows William as a Revolutionary War Soldier.

In 1998, another Loghry descendant, Craig A. Davis, contacted the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) inquiring about records for William LOGHRY (LOUGHRY) showing his service.The DAR responded that their files have been checked and there is no recor…