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Frontier Preacher

This book follows the amazing life of John Corbly, circa 1733 to 1803, from the time he was shanghaied in Ireland as a young teenager to the troublesome times of the Whisky Rebellion in frontier Pennsylvania.
 

            Once in America, he experiences some good luck. Indentured to a Christian family, he learns farming, believing it to be his destiny. But those were not God’s plans for him, and this unassuming young man eventually becomes a lay preacher and evangelist. Persecuted for his beliefs, he moves his family to the wild frontier of Pennsylvania.

 

            Once he reaches this untamed area, like the other frontiersmen, Corbly finds only pain and suffering as crops fail, there is no money, and Indian raids wipe out whole communities in a matter of minutes. Yet the fledgling government has little respect for these rugged frontiersmen. The bureaucrats think this remote province across the mountains is good for only one thing: collecting taxes that these poor, unfortunate frontier families are not able to pay. More fear and anguish results from the brutal actions of the Federal government when it sends troops who drag the suspected “insurrectionists” out of their beds and into the dead of winter.

 

            Yet, through it all, the indefatigable Rev. John Corbly never loses faith, establishes many churches throughout Pennsylvania, and continues to evangelize until his dying breath.

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Sam Hossler

Author Sam Hossler has hunted, fished and hiked over much of the territory described in Frontier at Three Rivers. He is an early American history buff and when the archaeological dig of Hanna's Town began near his home, the story was born.

 

Sam has been a writer for over 35 years. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America as well as being listed on the Professional Outdoor Writers Registry.

 


Frontier Preacher

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The amazing life story of Baptist Preacher and Frontiersman John Corbly, 1733-1803, by Sam Hossler, is now available as an Audio Book.

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Frontier at Three Rivers

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Enjoy this fast-paced, action-packed story that makes history come alive! Now available as an Audio Book.

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