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Early Lancaster Fowler – John Newcomer

The Lancaster County court records of 1767 have John Newcomer listed as a gunsmith.  In 1780, the tax records called Newcomer, “Old John Gunsmith”.  He died in 1782.  Later in 1793, his son was also listed in the tax records as a gunsmith in York County, Pennsylvania. This Newcomer, early Lancaster fowler is patterned after [...]

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