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The Dolphs in Early Northeast PA

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The Pennsylvania Dolphs of whom Mrs Salisbury speaks were the descendants of Moses Dolph who was a Revolutionary soldier and who after the Revolution went to Mountain Meadows Wayne Co Pa In 1795 he was the largest tax payer in that part of the state.

Between 1795 and 1800, he sold his property in Wayne Co to the father of the historian Goodrich and moved to the site of the present city of Scranton.

My grandfather Joseph Dolph, then living at St Ann, went down there and made the first survey of that part of the valley. I have a letter from Edward Dolph of Scranton in which he says he remembers his grandfather Moses Dolph very well and that he can remember his saying that the name was originally De Wolf and that some of the family retained the name De Wolf.

Moses seems to have been married three times first to a McCarty of Salisbury, so his grandson stated. Goodrich says that Moses Dolph married the daughter of Jacob Stanton at Mountain Meadow in 1780 and of whom Moses bought his home at that place.


  • Perry, Calbraith Bourn. "Charles DW̓olf of Guadaloupe, His Ancestors and Descendants: Being a Complete Genealogy of the "Rhode Island DW̓olfs," the Descendants of Simon De Wolf, with Their Common Descent from Balthasar de Wolf, of Lyme, Conn. (1668). With a Biographical Introduction and Appendices on the Nova Scotian de Wolfs and Other Allied Families, with a Preface by Bradford Colt de Wolf." United States: Press of T. A. Wright, 1902.

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