PittBuff.com | History & Genealogy of the Pittsburg Buffalo Company


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Osceola 1878
Ivill 1881
Catsburg 1889
Rostraver 1890
Gallatin 1897
Johnetta 1899
Hazel 1902
Marianna 1907
Francis 1903
James Jones 1835
John H. Jones 1866
Thomas P. Jones 1868
William I. Jones 1869
David G. Jones 1871
Harry P. Jones 1873
Mary Agnes Jones 1877
E. Frank Miller 1882
William Ivill 1819
Ann Agnes Ivill 1845
John J. Ivill 1862
William C. Ivill 1881
Harry E. Ivill 1885
W. F. Holsing 1840
W. J. Holsing 1869
Fredrick Holsing 1896
Stella Holsing 1900
James J. Holsing 1902
Holsing Family Photos
Patzsch Family 1912
James Jones 1912
Ann Agnes Ivill 1895
David G. Jones 1915
William I. Jones 1905
W. J. Holsing 1929
John H. Jones 1959
John H. Jones Mayor '05
James Jones B-day '07

The Pittsburg Buffalo Company was formed in 1900 and incorporated December 30, 1903 with assets of 7.2 million dollars. The Company records showed over 30,000 acres of unmined coal and were capable of producing 4,000,000 tons of coal annually. PBCo. was known before that as James Jones and Sons. That's my Great-Great-Grandfather, James Jones {1835-1912}, in the upper left. Their assets in today's market would have a value of over 144 million dollars.

The Pittsbug Buffalo Company followed the largest vein of bituminous coal in the country. They placed their mines on railroad lines after they sold all their interests as Jones and Sons including all the river coal rights. James Jones started his business strictly on the rivers and had the largest holdings in Pittsburgh at the time. A provision in the sale made it possible to ship by rail. Rather smart if you ask me!