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Topic: Clemson Island - I didn't know
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Clemson Island - I didn't know

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Posted: May 16, 2018 12:56 PM
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So I was traveling for work this week in Pennsylvania. Driving from Harrisburg airport up to Williamsport, PA. I had the Waze app up directing me when I see Clemson Island in the middle of the Susquehanna River. I know Thomas Green was from PA so I assume this is named after the family but haven't been able to find out. I did find a Wikipedia article that said the island is some sort of prehistoric district.

Anybody ever hear of this or know anything about it?

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Posted: May 16, 2018 1:07 PM
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never heard of this and cant find much about it but since mr C was from Philly there likely is a connection

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It was owned by Jehu and Amos Clemson

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Posted: May 16, 2018 1:15 PM
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Who were cousins of Thomas Greene Clemson according to this old newspaper clipping.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4071838/clemson_island/

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Thanks for the research effort and the post....thanks also


Posted: May 16, 2018 1:22 PM
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to the OP for opening the door to a little Clemson history most of us weren't familiar with.

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So, there is a 'p' in Clemson.***

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Posted: May 16, 2018 1:24 PM
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That purchase price....


Posted: May 16, 2018 1:49 PM
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Probably almost unheard of back at that time. Kind of mind blowing today....1375 pounds...that's a LOT of gold.


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Posted: May 16, 2018 2:49 PM
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I am sure it was not pounds of gold but gold worth ...English pounds of currency. Probably a big difference.

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Posted: May 16, 2018 3:38 PM
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in the article "bought Amos' share for 1375 pounds in gold coin, or approximately $7000" could be taken in different ways. I took the more literal interpretation of a weight amount of gold coins but your point is fair. Either way - that's a LOT of coins to haul around.


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Nah....if they were "Beat Farmers" , the family


Posted: May 16, 2018 3:28 PM
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name would have been Ginsberg or Kerouac or maybe Burroughs........:~)

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