John Platt (1747 - 1850) The RevolutionerAs many people are aware, and as can be seen in part on these pages, Charles Vignos of Canton, Ohio created a fantastic family tree with the names of family members represented by branches and limbs. It is thought that Mr. Vignos researched in the 1930's and 1940's and published the tree in 1950.
The root and trunk ancestor of the entire tree is John Platt, born in 1747 in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1775 at a tavern in Gettysburg John Platt volunteered for duty in the Pennsylvania Militia and served in the Revolutionary War. Five years later John Platt was living in a part of Huntington County, Pennsylvania which later became a part of Cambria County. It follows that many of the individuals on this tree are from Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
My copy of the tree came from my Weakland and Leonard ancestors on my mom's side, it was given to me in 1980. In the early 1980's I divided the tree into about 40 sections and then listed and checked all the names in each section.
The information lay dormant in a spiral notebook for 25 years while I worked on researching my paternal ancestor genealogy. At the beginning of June 2009 I typed the names into the computer and used them to create the web pages here. There are some ommissions because some names on my copy of the tree are illegible.
There are several ways mistakes may have been introduced; the names may have been misread, mistyped, and just plain missed. There may be functionality errors on the pages, for example, you press K and get a list of names beginning with B. If you find mistakes, send me an email (email@example.com), I'll fix the errors, and everyone will benefit.
Interesting John Platt Family Tree Facts
- There are about 2840 names on the tree.
- There are 427 families represented on the tree. (Click here for the Surname List.)
- There are 193 Luther family members listed.
- There are 194 Weakland family members listed.
- There are 414 Platt family members listed on the tree.