David McMurtrie ~ January 14, 1764 – November 9, 1843
My name is David McMurtrie. I was born on January 14, 1764 and passed away on November 9, 1843.
I was born in Philadelphia and came to live in Huntingdon in 1776. I bought and sold grain for my living. I made many land deals and was referred to as a “banker”.
I served in the General Assembly in 1794 in Philadelphia. In 1805, I opened the Petersburg House, a tavern in Petersburg, Pennsylvania.
I returned to Huntingdon in 1823 when my new brick house was completed. I opened a store and was appointed County Treasurer in 1787. My brick home now houses the Huntingdon County Library.