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John Strickland, 1792-1855, was a lifelong Leeds Point resident. He is seen here with what appears to be milled lumber, perhaps from the nearby Shourds Lumber Mill. Strickland was a carpenter. He and his wife, Sarah, had eight surviving children who inherited his 22 acres in Leeds Point.

Welcome to Historic Galloway, The Current’s weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos online and in print.

John Strickland, 1792-1855, was a lifelong Leeds Point resident. He is seen here with what appears to be milled lumber, perhaps from the nearby Shourds Lumber Mill. Strickland was a carpenter. He and his wife, Sarah, had eight surviving children who inherited his 22 acres in Leeds Point.

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