Donated by Marta Burns, thank you Marta!
Isaiah Steen came to this county about 1794 and purchased a lot on East
Beau Street of John Hoge on which he afterwards erected a house that was
known for many years as "Castle Crack" now owned and occupied my Major
John H Ewing. He was for many years a "manufacturer of Windson chairs."
His children were John Steen and a daughter, both of whom were gifted in
drawing and painting. For many years specimens of their skill were in the
houses of early families. Isaiah Steen lived here till his death at an
Joseph Huston, a cousin of William Huston, built the stone house long
known as "The Buck" tavern and commenced keeping public house in 1796 and
son continued till his death in 1812. He left a widow and three sons:
Cyrus Huston, Joseph Huston, and Hamilton Huston; and four daughters:
Sally Huston; Isabella Huston; Elizabeth Huston; and Polly Huston. Cyrus
settled here and followed the trade of cabinet maker and died here.
Joseph and Hamilton now reside in Ohio. Sally became the wife of James
Meetkirke, son of William Meetkirke. He was a chair maker and lived and
died here. Elizabeth married William Oliver, a hatter, who lived here
many years but while on a trip to the East disappeared and was never
again heard of. Polly became the wife of Zachariah Reynolds who was for a
time clerk in the prothonotary's office, and finally settled on his
father's farm in South Strabane.
History of Washington County, Pennsylvania: with biographical sketches
of many of its pioneers and prominent men / edited by Boyd Crumrine.
Illustrated. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts and Co., 1882. P485