The Carothers or Carruthers families (Carruthers in Scotland, Carothers in America) were among the first settlers in Cumberland County; in 1750 when the county was formed, there were seven established Carothers households in West and East Pennsborough Townships
Cumberland County place names under the following lists: named after the founder or an early settler, geographical/geological features, and miscellaneous.
Interview of Dennis Hrzic by Christine Musser on March 9, 2015. Hrzic discusses how he came to Silver Springs Townships, how he was inspired by a number of older residents to preserve its history including the Junkin House, and his time as Silver Springs Police Officer.
The Hoge family of America is of pure Scottish ancestry. Their ancestors came from the heart of Scotland, near Edinburgh, where they lived until religious and political difficulties drove them away.
"'Black Jack’ was a famous cook,” wrote Jeremiah Zeamer, editor of the American Volunteer newspaper. “He had a great reputation as a cook and caterer. Whenever in that part of the county there was a wedding, a dance, or a party of any kind for which a feast was to be prepared, ‘Black Jack’ was sent for to superintend the cooking and set the table, and so well did he do this that he was always in high favor with people who had appetites.”