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President George H. W. Bush is first cousin, seven times removed to Philip Livingston; a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Philip Livingston is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, in Manchester Township, York County, PA. I created this chart several years ago for one of my family history talks to

In 1832 Phineas Davis built the “Atlantic” an improved version of his 1831 “York” locomotive for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. While the “York” was the first successful coal burning locomotive in the United States, the “Atlantic” was considered the first commercially successful locomotive; finishing its active life as a

York County African-American veteran George A. Wood was killed in action September 29th 1918 during World War I. Private First-Class Wood is honored on the bronze memorial tablets flanking Gate 4 at the York Fairgrounds. His surname is incorrectly spelled “Woods” among the 197 York Countians honored on the World