Ole Larson's Folks

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Best Evidence The best source, indeed the only “primary” source pertaining to Philip’s early life, comes late; in a sworn statement by Philip himself, in support of his claim to a Revolutionary War pension. It is hardly bulletproof, having come from an old man recalling events of his childhood; even so, it should rank as “pretty good” evidence, fit to stand unless anything contrary comes to light. Although it was well-known that Philip served, and several female descendants have proved…

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