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Genealogical and 

Personal History 



Allegheny Valley 

PENNSYLVANIA 



UNDER THE EDITORIAL SUPERVISION OF 

JOHN W. JORDAN, LL.D. 

Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 



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FOREWORD 

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E present work, "Genealogical and Personal History of the Allegheny Valley, Penn- 
V(rt^ ^ sylvania," presents in the aggregate an amount and variety of genealogical and per- 
Z*? sonal information and portraiture unequalled by any kindred publication. No sim- 

<lrj ilar work concerning Allegheny Valley Families has ever before been presented, and it con- 
\ tains a vast amount of ancestral history never before printed. The object, clearly defined 
V and well digested, is threefold : 

V' First. To present in concise form the history of .Mlcgheny \'alley Families of the 

V Colonial Days. 
,-' Second. To ])rcserve a record of its prominent present-day pco])lc. 

\ Third. To present through personal sketches the relation of its iimmincnt families of 

>all times to the growth, singular prosperity and wide-spread influence of the .Mlcgheny \^alley, 
.^Pennsylvania, and its tributary region. 
-* There are numerous voluminous histories of the State, making it unnecessary in this 
work to even outline its annals. What has been published, however, relates principally to 
rivir life The amplifimtion necessary to complete the picture, old and nowaday, is what is 
sujjplied In tlu'-e ( >eiK.ilogical and Personal Memoirs. In otlier words, while others have 



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COURTHOUSE. FRANKLIN. 



SOLDIERS- MONUMENT, FRANKLIN. 



iv FOREWORD. 

written of "the times," the province of this work is to be a chronicle of the people who have 
made this magnificent region what it is. 

Unique in conception and treatment, this work constitutes one of the most original and 
permanently valuable contributions ever made to the social history of an American com- 
munity. In it are arrayed in a lucid and dignified manner all the important facts regarding 
the ancestry, personal careers and matrimonial alliances of those who, in each succeeding 
generation, have been accorded leading positions in social, professional and business life. It 
is not based upon, neither does it minister to, aristocratic prejudices and assumptions. On 
the contrary, its fundamental ideas are thoroughly American and democratic. The work 
everywhere conveys the lesson that distinction has been gained only by honorable public serv- 
ice, or by usefulness in private station, and that the development and prosperity of the region 
of which it treats have been dependent upon the character of its citizens, and in the stimulus 
which they have given to commerce, to industry, to the arts and sciences, to education and 
religion — to all that is comprised in the highest civilization of the present day — through a 
continual progressive development. 

The inspiration underlying the present work is a fervent appreciation of the truth so 
well expressed by Sir Walter Scott, that "there is no heroic poem in the world but is at the 
bottom the life of a man." And with this .goes a kindred truth, that to know a man, and 
rightly measure his character, and weigh his achievements, we must know whence he came, 
from what forbears he sprang. Truly as heroic poems have been written in human lives in 
the paths of peace as in the scarred roads of war. Such examples, in whatever line of 
endeavor, are of much worth as an incentive to those who come afterward, and as such 
were never so needful to be written of as in the present day, when pessimism, forgetful of 
the splendid lessons of the past, withholds its efTort in the present, and views the future only 
with alarm. 

Every community with such ample history, should see that it be worthily supplemented 




COURTHOUSE AND JAIL, WARREN COUNTY. 



FORKWORD. 



In- C.cnealogical and rci-simal Memoirs of its 
loading families and prominent citizens. Such 
a work is that which is here presented. And it 
sliDuld he admitted, the undertaking possesses 
value of the highest importance — in its historic 
utility as a memorial of the development and 
progress of the community from its very found- 
ing, and in the personal interest which attaches 
to the record made by the individual. On both 
these accounts it will prove a highly useful con- 
tribution to literature, and a valuable legacy to 
future generations. Out of these considerations 
the authors and publishers have received the 
encouragement and approval of authorities of 
the highest standing as genealogists, historians 
and litterateurs. In the production of this work, 
no pains have been spared to ensure absolute 
truth — that c|uality u])on which its value in every 
feature depends. The material comjirising the 
ivc living, as well as of the hi>nore(l dead, has been 
gathered by men anrl women experienced in such work and acquainted with local history and 
ancestral families. These have appealed to the custodians of family records concerning the 
useful men of i^receding generations, and of their descendants who have lived useful and 
honorable lives. Such custodians, who have availed themselves of this opportiniity of hav- 
ing this knowledge placed in preservable form, have performed a public service in rendering 




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ALL. CLAUION STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 



vi FOREWORD. 

honor to whom honor is due, and in inculcating the most vakiable and enduring lessons of 
patriotism and good citizenship. 

No other region in the United States presents a field of more peculiar interest for 
such research. Its history reaches back to the beginning days of the Nation. It is exceed- 
ingly rich in Indian antiquities, and here the aborigines have left many of their most indel- 
ible marks. It was the scene of historic events during the French occupation, and here the 
Great Washington, as a young man, came to take part in scenes which led to the French 
expulsion. The immigrant settlers in this region were of the best blood and sinew. They 
fought valiantly and endured the most dreadful privations in the early days, and later they 
were a part of the very backbone of the Patriot Army in the Revolution. Later yet, the 
sons of these worthy sires bore their full share in the maintenance of the Union, shedding 
their blood upon many a glorious field, including that of Gettysburg, in their own State, 
destined to form a brilliant page in the history of the Nation to the end of time. The 
restoration of peace after the close of the Civil War witnessed a remarkable development, 
and has made this region one of the most wonderfully valuable in the whole land, its 
natural resources and the products of its labor entering into every phase of commercial and 
industrial life. 

These records are presented in a series of independent genealogical and personal sketches 





STATUE OF GEN. JOSEPH WARREN, 

Inscribed to the Memory of Soldiers of tlie Uevo- 

lution buried in Warren County. Erected at 

Warren by the Tldioute Chapter of the D. A. R. 



SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MONUMENT, 
WARREN. 



FOREWORD. 



relating to lineal family heads, and the most cons])icuoiis representatives in the jireseiit gen- 
eration. There is an entire avoidance of the stereotyped and imattractive manner in which 
such data is usually presented. The past is linked to the present in such style as to form 
a symmetrical narrative exhibiting the lines of descent, and the history of distinguished 
members in each generation, thus giving to it a distinct personal interest. That these ends 
have been conscientiously and faithfully conserved is assured by the cordial jjersonal inter- 
est and recognized capability of the supervising editor, and his associates, all of whom 
have long ])ursued historical and genealogical investigations with intelligence and enthusiasm. 
In this connection the publishers express their obligations to Dr. John \V. Jordan, LL. 
D.. Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, su])ervising editor ; also to Mr. William 
Temple I'.ell, of \'enango county; Mr. Rufus Barrett Stone, of Warren county; the Rev. 
Andrew A. Lambing. LL.D.. of Allegheny county; and the Rev. Benjamin !•". Delo, of 
Clarion county. 

.\ special feature has been made of the illustrations — portraits, etc. In these respects 
nuich of the adornment of the pages of the proposed work is entirely original with this 
iniblication. 

This work comprises a carefully prepared genealogical history of several hundred rep- 
resentative families of the region treated. The editors and publishers desire to state that 
they have adopted a different method for collecting and compiling data than has heretofore 
been pursued in this country. Time and expense have not been spared in making the pub- 
lication a valuable work for reference. The value of family history and genealogy depends 

ujjon accuracy, and the thoroughness of research 
in public and private records ; also, upon the use 
of old and unpublished manuscripts, supple- 
mented by a careful gleaning and compiling of 
information to be found in the various printed 
works in public and private libraries. It has been 

the aim of editors and publishers to utilize all 

h?'l'^^!C^B^^^Hi[ ''^^^^SR^^BE ^^'^'^ material, connecting the same with the 

American progenitor, where possible, and present 
in a narrative form the family line down to and 
including the present generation, weaving in the 
military and civic services of the subject treated. 




COURTHOUSE AND SOLDIERS' MONUMENT, 
CLARION. 



In order to ensure greatest possible accuracy, 
all matter for this work, after careful prepara- 
tion, has been submitted in typewritten manu- 
script to persons most interested, for revision and 
correction. 

If, in any case, a narrative is incomplete or 
faulty, the shortcoming is usually ascribable to 
the paucity of data obtainable, many families 
being without exact records in their family line ; 
while, in some cases, representatives of a given 
family are at disagreement as to the names of 
some of their forbears, important dates, etc. 



viii FOREWORD. 

It is believed that the present work, in spite of the occasional fault which attaches to 
such undertakings, will prove a real addition to the mass of annals concerning the historic 
families of the Allegheny Valley, and that, without it, much valuable information would be 
inaccessible to the general reader, or irretrievably lost, owing to the passing away of custo- 
dians of family records, and the consequent disappearance of material in their possession. 

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ALLEGHENY VALLEY 



This name occurs in early 
MELVIN Massachusetts records as Mel- 
vin, Melvil and sometimes as 
Melville. There is a record of John Melvin, a 
tailor of Charlestown, Alassaclnisetts, in 1684, 
when he was then twenty-eight years of age. 
Me moved to Concord, married (first) Hannah 
Lewis, (second) Margaret Shannesburg. It is 
no doubt from this ancestor that Patrick Mel- 
vin sprang, but no connection can be shown 
from existing records. John seems a persist- 
ent name in the family, which fact proves noth- 
ing except to show a desire to perpetuate a 
name honored in the family. John seems to 
be with but little doubt the grandfather of 
Patrick, probably the son of a second John 
Melvin, born August 29, 1679. 

(I) Patrick Melvin's name first appears on 
the records of Chester, New Hampshire, as a 
signer of the Presbyterian protest of June 10, 
1735, though probably he was in that town 
earlier. His will was proved April 28, 1759. 
He devised to -his wife Alary and children 
Benjamin, Abraham, Elizabeth, Mary, John 
and Jane. Mary, his wife, died October i, 
1795- 

(H) Benjamin, son of Patrick Melvin, was 
born December 9, 1733, died December 29, 
1802. He married, July 13, 1762, Mehitabel, 
born December 27, 1745, daughter of Samuel 
Bradley, who was killed by the Indians at Con- 
cord, August II, 1746. She survived her hus- 
band and married (second) Deacon John S. 
Dearborn. She died February 14, 1825. Chil- 
dren: I. Anna, born March 27, 1763; married 
Lieutenant Joseph Underbill. 2. Samuel, born 
1765 ; settled in Maine. 3. Sarah, married 
James Orr. 4. Polly, born 1770. died 1824. 5. 
Benjamin, married Elizabeth Sargent and set- 
tled in Maine. 6. John, of whom further. 7. 
Josiah, married Sally Blanchard. 8. Mehita- 
ble, born April 14, 1781 ; married John Fol- 
som. 9. William, born 1783; went south. 10. 
Richard, born February 14, 1786; married 
(first) Ann Patten, (second) Jane D. Carr. 
(Ill) John, son of Benjamin Melvin, was 

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born January 8, 1776, in Chester, New Hamp- 
shire, died there June 11, 1814. He lived on 
the old homestead and served in tiie war of 
1812. He married, November 13, 1800, Susan- 
nah, daughter of Abraham Sargent, who sur- 
vived him and married (second) Riciiard 
Dearborn. Children of John Melvin : Luther, 
born 1801; John F., of whom further; Lydia, 
R., married David Currier; Thomas J., born 
April II, 1808, married Harriet Tenney. 

(IV) John F., son of John Melvin, was 
born in Chester, New Hampshire, December 2, 
1802, died in McKean county, Pennsylvania. 
He was educated in the country schools, settled 
in New York state, and in 1826 came to Mc- 
Kean county. Pennsylvania. He was a promi- 
nent man in the early days of the county; a 
pioneer merchant and an extensive dealer in 
lumber. He owned large tracts of land and 
also engaged in agriculture. I""ew men did 
more for the early development of McKean 
county than Mr. Melvin. Although he had no 
known oil property, after his death his land 
was part of the extensive Bradford oil field. 
He married, July 12, 1828, Lucretia Farr, born 
at Bellows Falls, Vermont, October 11. 1810, 
daughter of Isaac and Pantha (Clark) Farr, 
both of Scotch-Irish descent. Six children 
reached maturity, four dying in childhood. The 
former are: Charles C. ; Adaline E.. married 
Judge Loyal Ward ; Evaline A., married Hon. 
C. H. Foster; Thomas Jefiferson, of whom fur- 
ther; John S., who was killed in the civil war; 
Mary L., married L. A. Smith, and died in 
Dunkirk, New York. 

(V) Thomas Jefl^erson, son of John F. Mel- 
vin, was born in Bradford township. McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1847, died 
February 29. 1904. He acquired a good edu- 
cation in the country schools, finishing with a 
course at Bryant and Stratton's Business Col- 
lege at Buffalo, New York. He began business 
life as a clerk, continuing until 1869, when he 
established a mercantile business in his own 
name, which he successfully operated until 
1876, when he became an oil operator and pro- 



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ducer. He was one of the founders of the 
Aknninia Shale Brick Company and engaged 
in many of Bradford's earher enterprises, in- 
cluding the organization of the First National 
Bank of Bradford. He was a Mason, an Elk 
and a member of the Edgewood and Country 
Clubs. 

He married, September 28, 1869, Marian 
Belle, born at Russellburg, near Warren, 
Pennsylvania, 1850, daughter of Horatio Nel- 
son Parker, a merchant and large lumberman 
of New York and Pennsylvania. She was ed- 
ucated at Irvine Mills, New York, and War- 
ren, Pennsylvania, finishing at boarding school 
in Clinton, Oneida county, New York, in 1867. 
She survives her husband, a resident of East 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, a member of the Uni- 
versalist church, the Woman's Literary Club 
and the Country Club, all of Bradford. Chil- 
dren of Thomas Jeilerson Melvin : i. John 
Parker, of whom further. 2. Charles C, born 
in Limestone, New York, June 10, 1872, now 
(1912) treasurer of McKean county, Pennsyl- 
vania; he resides in Bradford with his parents, 
unmarried. 3. Milton P., born in Bradford, 
May ID, 1876; founder of a sanatorium for 
tuberculosis patients at Bradford ; married, 
February 13, 1898, Mabel L. White, and has 
a son, Milton F., born April 9, 1908. 4. 
Thomas Jefi'erson, born in Bradford, July 29, 
1878; he prepared for the profession of the 
law, but is now superintendent of Melvin & 
Peterson's brick works at Bradford. Two 
other children died in infancy. 

(VI) John Parker, son of Thomas Jeffer- 
son Melvin, was born July 17, 1870, at Lime- 
stone, Cattaraugus county, New York, the 
home of his grandparents. The home of his 
own parents at that time being Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, where he attended the public 
school. He entered Phillips Exeter Academy 
( New Hampshire) whence he was graduated, 
class of 1888. After a year spent at Harvard 
University he began the study of law, under 
George A. Berry, of Bradford, Pennsylvania. 
He passed the necessary examination and in 
1893 was admitted to the bar. He at once be- 
gan the jiractice of his profession in Brad- 
ford, where he is firmly established as a bril- 
liant and reliable attorney and counsellor. He 
is interested in business outside his profession, 
being a director of the Aluminia Shale Brick 
Company, and a partner of Melvin & Peterson, 
brick manufacturers. In politics he is a Re- 
publican : was chairman of the McKean county 



Republican committee in 1898; in 1899 was 
elected district attorney; re-elected in 1902, 
serving most efficiently for six years. He is 
prominent in the Masonic order; is past mas- 
ter of Bradford Lodge, No. 334, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, and now district deputy grand 
master of the <-wenty-second district of Penn- 
sylvania. In Capitullar Masonry he is past 
high priest of Bradford Chapter, No. 260; in 
Cryptic Masonry he is past thrice illustrious 
Master of Bradford Council, No. 43, and 
deputy grand master of Council District, No. 
3. He is also a devotee of Templar Masonry, 
and is an officer of Bradford Commandery. He 
also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, Heptasophs and the Royal Arcanum. 
His club is the Bradford Country; his church: 
Universalist. 

He married, at Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
July 5. 1892, Adda Laney, born at Spartans- 
burg, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1871, was grad- 
uated from the Bradford high school, later en- 
tering Lake Erie Seminary at Painesville, 
Ohio, continuing until 1890. Mr. and Mrs. 
Melvin have a son, Parker L., born May 27, 
1895, now a student in Bradford high school. 

Adda (Laney) Melvin is a daughter of 
William K. Laney, born in Germany in Octo- 
ber, 1844. When he was a mere infant his 
father died, and when but six months old his 
mother came to the United States, settled in 
X^enango county, Pennsylvania. He remained 
with her until his fourteenth year, then left 
home and began working in the oil fields dur- 
ing the summer, obtaining his education during 
the winter months in the public schools. He 
was careful of his earnings which he invested 
in oil wells, and was also engaged in contract- 
ing for drilling of wells, having fulfilled large 
contracts in different states. In 1862 he enlist- 
ed in Company I, One Hundred and Forty- 
second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer In- 
fantry, serving until the close of the war. He 
participated in many of the famous battles 
fought by the Army of the Potomac, including 
Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He 
was captured on the first day of the Gettysburg 
fight, but shortly afterward released. He re- 
joined his company and was present at the sur- 
render of General Lee. After the war he re- 
turned to Bradford, where he died in Febru- 
ary, 1892. He was an active member of the 
United Veteran Legion, which he served as 
lieutenant-colonel of Bradford Post. He was 
a member of the Masonic Order, belonging to 



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Lodge. Chapter, Council and Conimandery. 
lie married, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 
Inly. 1870. Flora, daughter of Charles Hunt- 
ley, who survives him. a member of the Pres- 
byterian church of iJradford, her home. Chil- 
dren : 1. Adda, of previous mention. 2. Grace 
E.. born at Parkers Landing, Armstrong 
county, Pennsylvania, now resides at Palo 
Alto, unmarried. 3. Charles \\'.. born Novem- 
ber II. 1878, married Effie Smith, resides at 
Independence, Kansas, and has Elizabeth, born 
June. 1907. Grandfather Laney lived and died 
in Bremen. Germany, where his children were 
born. Charles Huntley was of W'elsh descent. 
He married Catlin ; he died in Pitts- 
burgh. Pennsylvania, leaving two children: 
Flora, married W'illiam K. Lanev. and Elsie. 



The emigrant ancestor of the 
POTTER Potters of Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, was John Potter, born in 
England in 1607, died in Fairfield, 1643. He 
came to America in 1632. He was granted a 
tract of land in Fairfield, Fairfield county, 
Connecticut, provided he would build a mill 
and grind mace. His widow Elizabeth married 
(second), in 1646, Edward Parker. 

(H) John (2), son of John (i) Potter, the 
emigrant, was baptized at New Haven, Con- 
necticut. October 17, 1641, died December 24, 
1706. He married. 1661, Hannah Cooper. 
Children, all born at East Haven : Hannah, 
born 1661, died young; John, born June 13, 
1663. died August 10. 1664; Hannah, born 
June 26. 1665 ; John, of whom further ; Sam- 
uel, born July 23. 1669. died November 16, 
1669; Samuel, born December 25, 1670, died 
January i. 1671 ; Samuel, born February i, 

1672, died same month; Mary, born March 6, 

1673, died in childhood; Samuel, born January 
2. 1675. died November 26, 1707, married Abi- 
gail Hill. 

(HD John (3), son of John (2) Potter, 
was born at East Haven, Connecticut, August 
14. 1667. died March 12. 1712. He married, 
Februarv 23. 1691-92, Elizabeth, daughter of 
John and Elizabeth (Thomas) Holt. Chil- 
dren: I. Joseph, of further mention. 2. John. 

born June 14, 1695 ; married Abigail . 3. 

Elizabeth, born September 12, 1697, married 
John, son of William and Mary Luddington. 4. 
Gideon, born June 3, 1700. died December 30. 
1756: married Mary, daughter of Nathan and 
Mary Moulthrop. 5. Daniel, born June 15, 
7701-02, died January 20, 1747: married. Sep- 



U-mber u. I7_'8, Hannah llolbriK.k, who died 

1742. (). Enos, born December 12, 1706, mar- 
ried (first) Hannah Robinson, (second) Saraii 
llenningway. 7. Samuel, born 1708, married, 
1738. Dorothy, born 1712. daughter of Nathan 
and Mary Moulthro]). 

(1\') Joseph, son of John (3) Potter, was 
born at East Haven, Connecticut. October 6. 
1691. He married, March 11, 1729, Thankful 
I'.radlcy. Children, born at East Haven: i. 
Joseph, born August 9, 1730, died April 10, 
1800; married Jemima Smith, who died 1801, 
aged sixty-six years. 2. Timothy, born I'eb- 
ruary 17, 1732, died aged sixty years; married, 
August 2. 1765, Susanna Penderson. 3. Titus, 
born April I, 1734. 4. James, of whom fur- 
ther. 5. Philemon, born March 31, 1738. 6. 
Thankful, born August 6. 1739. 7. Sybil, born 
September i, 1741. 8. Jesse, born May 21, 

1743. 9. Elizabeth, born August i, 1745. 
(V) Dr. James Potter, son of Joseph Pot- 
ter, was born at East Haven, Connecticut, Sep- 
tember 26. 1736, died February 10, 1804. He 
was a practicing physician of Fairfield county 
and prominent in the public life of his town. 

He married Abigail . born 1744, died 

1S17. Children: i. Meranda, born November 2, 
1760, died December 21, 1782. 2. Milton, born 
March 6. 1763, died July 2. 1840. 3. Armido. 
born June 4. 1765. died August 7, 1798. 4. 
Abigail, born July 27, 1767. 5. Libertus. born 
August, 1769, died December 8. 1769. 6. James 
Addison (Honorable), born January 23, 1771, 
died January 11, 1809. 7. \\'illiam Cicero, of 
whom further. 8. Philomela, born January 28, 
1776. died August 17, 1836. 9. Joel Baldwin, 
born October 20. 177S, died October 7, 1806. 
10. Jared C, born June 18, 1781, died 1857. 11. 
John Lock, born December 27. 1783, died July 
28, 1784. 12. Herman 1'.., born October 23. 
178s. died January 30. 1804. 

(VJ) \\'illiam Cicero. s<in of Dr. James 
Potter, was born in Fairfield county, Connecti- 
cut, August 22. 1773, died .August 21, 1836. 
He married. July 20, 1793, Nancy Anna Hub- 
bell, born 1776. died 1854, daughter of Eleazer 
and Anna (Xoble) Hubbell. Children, all born 
in Sherman, Connecticut: i. Charles F., born 
March 8. 1793. died February 3, 1881 ; mar- 
ried (first). March 20. 1816, Hettie, born 1793, 
died 1843. daughter of ]')avid and Jerusha 
(Bull) Noble: married (second), April 17, 
1844. Caroline Noble, born 1803. died 1864; 
married (third), August 27. 1864. Amelia 
Stewart. 2. Lucretia Emma, born Februarv 



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27, 1797, died November 14, 1857; married, 
January 8, 1818, Simon, son of John Lyman. 
3. James Addison, born July 10, 1798, died No- 
vember 25, 1878; married (first), December 

11, 1821, Phoebe Gehon, born 1803, died 1841, 
daughter of Rev. MaUby Gelton ; married 
(second), August, 1841, Mrs. Mary (Denio) 
Atkin, daughter of John A. and Harriet 
(Stiles) Denio. 4. Laura Ann, born Novem- 
ber 18, 1800, died February 12, 1837. 5. Mary 
Abby, born September 27, 1802, died March 
13, 1868; married, April 20, 1828, Matthew 
Gregory. 6. Herman B., born June 9, 1804, 
died March 19, 1880; married Mary La Homi- 
dee. 7. Eleazer, of whom further. 8. Will- 
iam Burr, born May 11, 1808, died February 
17, 1877; married, February 17, 1836, Marcia, 
born 1808, died 1879, daughter of Amos and 
Mary Gregory. 9. Joel Baldwin, born July 25, 
1810, died November 30, 1880; married, July 
13, 1836, Adeline, born 1813, daughter of Ad- 
gate and Martha (Moss) Lathrop. 10. Henry 
N., born October 28, 1812, died November 3, 
1814. II. Jane Eliza, born October 27, 1814; 
married, June 14, 1855, Henry, born 1804, 
son of Adgate and Martha (Moss) Lathrop. 

12. Henry Noble, born April 16, 1817, died 
September 3, 1862; married, June 12, 1854, 

Fontaine. 13. Mark Milton, born May 

2, 1819, died October 5, 1863; married Helen 
S., daughter of Judge John F. Errett. 

(VH) Eleazer, son of William Cicero Pot- 
ter, was born in Sherman, Connecticut, April 
23, 1806, died at Rockford, Illinois, September 
I, 1861. He was educated at Medina, New 
York, moving from there to Rockford, where 
he engaged in mercantile business until his 
death. He was a Republican and a Congrega- 
tionalist. He married (first) Adeline, born 
1806, died 1839, daughter of Edward and 
• (Williston) Fells. He married (sec- 
ond) Mary Morrell, born in New York City, 
died at Oak Park, 1899. She was educated in 
New York City and moved to Rockford, Illi- 
nois, in 1840. Children by first wife: i. Ed- 
ward Fells, born in Medina, New York, May 
9, 1833. He entered the navy as a midship- 
man, February 5, 1850, served on the "Deca- 
tur" of the home squadron and on the "Con- 
stitution" and "Marion" on the African Sta- 
tion, promoted past midshipman, June, 1856; 
master, 1858, and lieutenant, June, 1858. He 
served on the coast of Brazil on the brig 
"Perry" in the Paraguay expedition, and came 
home in the "Atlantic," 1859, ordered to the 



steamer "Fulton," which was wrecked in Sep- 
tember, 1859, on the Santa Rosa Island; or- 
dered to the "Pensacola," which went out of 
commission in i860; ordered to the "Rhode 
Island," Admiral Palmer's flagship. When 
the "Rhode Island" went out of commission he 
was detached and ordered to the "Franklin," 
Admiral Farragut's flagship, and promoted 
commander; ordered to the "Shawmut," which 
went to the West Indies ; detached and on 
leave and various shore duties until ordered to 
the "Constellation" to take supplies to famine- 
stricken Ireland ; promoted captain and or- 
dered to the New York navy yard; detached 
and ordered to the European squadron. After 
sixteen months' service the "Lancaster" was 
ordered to the South Atlantic Station ; ordered 
home and on continuous duty until his retire- 
ment. May 9, 1895, after forty-five years' ser- 
vice. He married (first), 1861, Harriet L. 
(Raymond) Blackmer, born 1833, died 1873, 
daughter of Lyman Blackmer; married (sec- 
ond), March 18, 1875, Flarriet L., born 1849. 
daughter of William C. Grant. 2. Sarah Ade- 
hne, born March 19, 1836, at Medina, New 
York; married, June, 1857, Hon. William La- 
throp, born 1825, son of John and Martha La- 
throp. Children by second wife : 3. Andrew 
Morrell, born in Rockford, Illinois, March 8, 
1843, died March 30, 1900; veteran of the Sev- 
enty-fourth Regiment Illinois Volunteer In- 
fantry; enlisted September, 1862; severely 
wounded at the battle of Mission Ridge; pro- 
moted to the adjutancy of his regiment with 
rank of first lieutenant ; after the war he came 
to the oil region and died in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania. He married, October 21, 1869, 
Clementine S. Perkins, born 1850, died 1888, 
daughter of Henry Perkins. 4. George Hub- 
bell, of whom further. 5. Mary Elizabeth, 
born Rockford, Illinois, November 27, 1849; 
married, October 29, 1875, Cedric G. Marsh. 

(VIII) George Hubbell, son of Eleazer and 
Mary (Morrell) Potter, was born at Rockford, 
Illinois, July 12, 1847. He was educated in 
the public school at Rockford, and in 1864 en- 
listed in the United States navy, serving about 
one year on the "Winnebago," of Admiral 
Farragut's fleet, and fought with him at Mo- 
bile Bay, August 5, 1864. After the war he 
came to the oil region of Pennsylvania, and in 
1867 settled at Petroleum Centre, where he 
remained five years, going from there to But- 
ler county, and in 1877 settling in Bradford, 
his present home. He has been very success- 



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fill as an oil producer and ranks as one of 
Bradford's most respected and substantial cit- 
izens. He is a director of the Bradford Na- 
tional Bank, president of the Bradford Elec- 
tric Light and Power Company, and president 
of the Bradford Garage Company. In politics 
Mr. Potter is a Democrat, and has given much 
of his time and ability to the service of his 
city. He has served on the poor board, the 
board of health and from 1902 to 1905 was 
mayor of the city. He is a member of the 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and 
of the Merchants' Club. He married Eliza- 
beth Mickels, born 1839, daughter of William 
M. and Louisa R. Mickels. \Villiam M. was a 
farmer of Lawrence county and a veteran of 
the civil war, serving three years. He died 
1907. Only child of George Hubbell and 
Elizabeth Potter, Louisa, born in Lawrence 
county, Pennsylvania, April 5, 1880, resides 
with her parents in Bradford. 

The Fishers of Bradford, Penn- 
FISHER S3'Ivania, descend from Joseph 
and Catharine (Minegar) Fish- 
er, natives of Germany, he born April, 1734, 
she August, 1746. They were married June 5, 
1764. They came to America and settled near 
the site of Catawissa, in what is now Columbia 
county, Pennsylvania, but prior to that they 
evidently lived in Bradford county, Pennsyl- 
vania, as their son Henry was born there July 
25. I7'57. Their other children were born in 
Columbia county. Children: Catharine, mar- 
ried Nicholas Shipman ; Henry, built a grist 
mill and tavern in Columbia, which he oper- 
ated for many }ears. died 1825 ; Mary, married 
Samuel IMutchlu ; Hannah, married Caleb Far- 
lee ; Elizabeth, John. Moses, David, Jacob, 
Joseph, of whom further. 

(H) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (i) Fisher, 
was born in Columbia county, Pennsylvania, 
near Catawissa, about 1780. He located in 
Northumberland county, near Milton, Penn- 
sylvania, where he died. He was a farmer and 
a man of some means and influence. He mar- 
ried Sarah Heatherton. and among his children 
was a son Tunis, of whom further. 

(HI) Tunis, son of Joseph (2) Fisher, was 
born near Milton, Pennsylvania, 1801. died at 
Lewisburg. Pennsylvania, 1877. He was edu- 
cated in the district school, and worked at 
farming several years. He left home and 
eventually became the owner of and ran a line 
of boats on the Pennsylvania canal. He was a 



Lutheran and a Democrat. He married Eliza- 
beth, born at Reading. Pennsylvania, died 
1899. daughter of Daniel Strohecker, of Ger- 
man descent, who was a farmer and owned a 
tract of land, part of which is now opposite 
Lewisburg. He married Leah Garrer. Chil- 
dren of Tunis Fisher, i. Jasjier S., of whom 
further. 2. Frank, born at Lewisburg, Penn- 
sylvania, died in childhood. 3. Louisa, mar- 
ried Maynard, at Rome, Bradford 

county, Pennsylvania, and now resides at Ilad- 
flon Heights, New Jersey ; has one son, Will- 
iam, also a resident of Haddon Heights. 4. 
Sarah J., born at Lewisburg; married H. F. 
Mann, resides at Sunbury, Northumberland 
county, Pennsylvania ; children : Jesse M., of 
AN'illiamsport. and Grace M., of Sunbury. 5. 
Clara, born in Lewisburg; married Wilbert 
Wendell, of Montgomery. 6. Mary, died 
young. 7. Joseph G., born at Lewisburg, died 
at Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1899. 8. Charles S., 
born at Lewisburg, died at New Orleans, 1901. 
9. Tunis, born at Lewisburg, died at Brook- 
lyn. New York, 1908. 

(IV) Jasper Strohecker, son of Tunis Fish- 
er, was born at the homestead on the banks 
of the Susquehanna at Lewisburg, Union 
county, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1836. He 
was educated in the public school at Lewis- 
burg and attended a private academy one term. 
At twelve years of age he was driving a team 
on the Pennsylvania canal, and later spent a 
year in Georgia, located at Atlanta, clerk in a 
ijoot and shoe store. At the outbreak of the 
civil war he came north and secured a position 
with the Pennsylvania railroad, first as clerk, 
later as station agent. He was located at Titus- 
ville. Pennsylvania, with the Pennsylvania rail- 
road until the New York Central secured con- 
trol of that branch in 1865. He then went to 
Pitthole, Venango county, Pennsylvania, then 
to Petroleum Centre in the employ of the 
Ocean Oil Company, remaining until 1866. He 
then purchased an interest in the firm of 
Fisher, Norris & Company, manufacturers of 
tools used in the production of oil, continuing 
until 1870. He then spent a year in I'utler 
county; then located in Bradford and took a 
position with Howe & Cook. He remained 
with them three years, then established a hard- 
ware store with T. M. Griffith as partner. He 
was so engaged until 1878 when the firm dis- 
solved. He then spent a year in New Jersey, 
returning to Venango county, Pennsylvania, 
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M. Griffith, continuing until his election to the 
office of city treasurer in 1907. He is a Demo- 
crat in politics and has served as burgess, city 
assessor from 1904 to 1907, city treasurer from 
1907 to 191 1, and in November of the latter 
year was elected to fill another term of four 
years in the same office. He holds the high re- 
gard of his townsmen and has earned their es- 
teem by a rigid adherence to honorable con- 
duct and strict attention to duties of his office. 
He is a member of the Knights of the Macca- 
bees, and with his family attends the Methodist 
Episcopal church. 

He married, September 5, 1859, Mary Eliza- 
beth Van Ormer, born in Thomsontown, 
Juniata county, Pennsylvania, in 1839, daugh- 
ter of James Van Ormer, who died in Juniata 
county, near Lewistown, which is but a few 
miles across the line in Mifflin county. He 
married Elizabeth Graham, who died in the 
same locality. Their children: i. Sarah, who 
survives her husband ; resides at Milton, Penn- 
sylvania. 2. Lucy, married J. Levi Bosslee. a 
marketman of Camden, New Jersey. 3. Caro- 
line, deceased. 4. R'lary Elizabeth, married 
Joseph S. Fisher as stated. Children of Mr. 
and Mrs. Fisher: i. Alma L., born 1862, at 
Lewisburg, now living in Bradford with her 
parents. 2. Grace Evangeline, born in Pe- 
troleum Centre, 1873, died in infancy. 3. 
Charles V., born 1874, at Petroleinn Centre, 
Pennsylvania; he is an engineer on the Buf- 
falo, Rochester & Pittsburgh railroad and re- 
sides in Bradford; married and has a son 
Henry, born 1905. 



The Leasures of Bradford, 
LEASURE Pennsylvania, are descended 
from the ancient French fam- 
ily of Le Sueur, who were of royal origin, and 
have frequently appeared in later French his- 
tory. Eustache Le Sueur was, in 1617-55, one 
of the founders of the French Academy of 
Painting, and was the son of Catherine Le 
Sueur, a turner and sculptor in wood. He be- 
came one of the famous painters of France, 
and left numerous paintings and drawings that 
are highly valued and carefully preserved. A 
latter day artist of the family, Eugene, and a 
relative of the branch that came to America, 
amassed a large fortune through his art. A 
brother of Eustache was Francois Le Sueur, 
a French Huguenot, who came to this coun- 
try, and in 1659 was living in Kingston, New 
York. He married Willdebrand Patterson, 



of Amsterdam, Holland, and is the American 
ancestor of the Lasher family of New York. 
The name in early colonial records is spelled 
in every conceivable way, and from Le Sueur 
has come both the Lasher, Lo€scher, Le 
Chaire, Lashier and Leasure families in the 
United States. 

This branch of the family were Huguenots 
and held prominent positions. They were 
Masters of Horse and held their positions un- 
til the persecutions became so fierce that they 
were obliged to flee. They came to Pennsyl- 
vania with the DuPont family, of Philadel- 
phia and Delaware. The name became quickly 
anglicized, but just when the present form 
Leasure became generally used does not ap- 
pear. The emigrants settled on the shores of 
the Susquehanna, where they farmed, and 
made salt, furnishing the colonial forts and 
posts with that article, and sending their prod- 
uct as far west as Fort DuOuesne. The great- 
grandfather of James W. Leasure of Brad- 
ford received his grant of land at Blue Ridge 
directly from the government, and the patent 
bore the name of George Washington. 

The farm at Blue Ridge, Pennsylvania, was 
the family homestead for many years, and 
there John Thorley Leasure lived to the great 
age of one hundred and four years. He lived 
in perilous times and reared a large family 
amid frontier dangers. One of his daughters 
was slain and scalped by Indians, and danger 
lurked in every quarter. But in time peace 
came and the old Blue Ridge farm became a 
scene of peace, prosperity and happiness. John 
Thorley Leasure reared a family of thirteen 
children. One of his sons. Colonel Daniel 
Leasure, was a brave and daring officer of the 
civil war. The family were members of the 
Dutch Reformed church, of which the father 
was a deacon for many years. 

(HI) George, seventh son of John. Thorley 
Leasure, was born at Hansted Farm, in West- 
moreland county, Pennsylvania, in 1824, died 
at Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1880. He 
was educated in the schools of Pleasant Unity, 
and on arriving at manhood went to Ohio, 
where he owned and operated a grist mill for 
several years at West Salem. Later he moved 
to Burning Springs, West Virginia, and later 
became one of the pioneer oil producers of 
Calhoun county. He was a Republican in pol- 
itics, and a deacon of the Presbyterian church 
for many years. He married Priscilla Fry, 
born in Pleasant Unity, the oldest of three 



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daughters. She died at Sistersville, West Vir- 
ginia, in 1907, aged eighty years. Children: 
Frances Alarian, WilHam JetYerson, Mar- 
garet. John Thorley, deceased; Eugene, de- 
ceased; Charles G., Hiram T., Allen Bales, 
James W., of whom further; Etta Kate, Jacob 
Fry, deceased. 

(IV) James \\'., seventh son of a seventh 
son, George Leasure, was born in Salem, Ohio, 
February 18, 1864. He was a babe when the 
family moved to West Virginia, and four 
years old when he was sent to Greensburg, 
Pennsylvania, where he was educated in the 
public schools, and lived until he was thirteen 
years of age. He then entered the employ of 
the Standard Oil Company at Bradford, re- 
maining nineteen years, in the meantime learn- 
ing the printer's trade and also bookbinding. 
In 1896 he bought the job printing and book- 
binding department of the Era Publishing 
Company, that had been owned by the Stand- 
ard Oil Company, and operated the plant suc- 
cessfully until 1903. The three following 
years until 1906 he was engaged in the gen- 
eral insurance business 'at Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, also operating in Ohio oil and gas prop- 
erties. He is interested in many business en- 
terprises both at home and abroad. He has 
forty-three inventions to his credit, among 
which may be mentioned a vacuum cleaner, an 
automobile non-skid tire, a sanitary wind 
shield and an exceedingly durable railroad tie, 
which is conceded to be one of great impor- 
tance and which is fast coming into general 
use. In politics he is a Republican. He is 
prominent in the social and beneficial orders of 
his city and a past officer of the Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows, Heptasophs, Junior 
Order of American Mechanics. Benevolent 
and Protective Order of Elks and the Typo- 
graphical Union. His club is the Merchants'. 

He married. June 26, 1896. Anna, daughter 
of Franklin A. Moore, a farmer and oil pro- 
ducer of Bradford. Pennsylvania, and a grand- 
daughter of Amos and Cynthia (Gardner) 
Moore, natives of Massachusetts, who moved 
to McKean county, Pennsylvania, in 1839, set- 
tling on a farm of two hundred and thirty-six 
acres, where Amos Moore died in 1845. and 
his wife Cynthia in 1839. Franklin A. Moore 
was born in Erie county. New York, August 8, 
1822, came to Pennsylvania with his parents in 
1839, and worked on the farm until the death 
of his father in 1845, when he succeeded to its 



ownership. Several oil wells have been drilled 
on the farm wliich have produced a large 
(|uantity of oil, and are still a source of con- 
siderable revenue. In 1888 Mr. Moore built 
his present residence in Bradford, where he 
was extensively engaged for many years in 
coal, lumbering and oil operations. He mar- 
ried Edith, daughter of Abraham and Dorothy 
( X'anderhoff ) Vandine, of N(iw York and 
Xew Jersey. Children: i. Amos T., a mer- 
chant of Bradford; married Amanda Potter, 
of Friendship, New- York ; children : Charles 
and Lillian Maude. 2. Anna, married James 
\\'. Leasure. Thev have no children. 



This family long seated in 

HABGOOD England was founded in the 

United States by \\'illiam 

Henry Ilabgood, father of Robert Patton 

Habgood, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, of the 

first generation born in the United States. 

(I) Robert Habgood was a carpenter and 
builder of Gloucestershire, England, died in 
Cheltenham, England. By wife Mary he had 
children : William Henry, of whom further ; 
Mary, deceased. His wife survived him and 
came to the United States, where she died 
and is buried at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Mr. 
Habgood and his wife were members of the 
established Church of England (Episcopal). 

(II) William Henry, only son of Robert 
and Mary Habgood. was born in Gloucester- 
shire, England, August 16, 1847. He was ed- 
ucated in a private school at Cheltenham, and 
learned the watchmaker's trade. He was en- 
gaged in Cheltenham as watchmaker and jew- 
eler until coming to the United States in 1870. 
He was a watchmaker and jeweler in Renovo. 
Pennsylvania, and subsequently employed by 
the railroad in machinery department. He is 
now living in Bradford, Pennsylvania. In 
England he was conservative in politics and in 
Pennsylvania has always acted with the Re- 
publican party. Both he and his wife are 
members of the Presbyterian church of Du 
Bois. He married, in England, Sarah Sir- 
combe, born in Bristol, England. Of her 
brothers and sisters Thomas is a merchant of 
Detroit, Alichigan, while William, Elizabeth 
and Mary are deceased. Children: i. Robert 
Patton, of whom further. 2. Charles Will- 
iam, born 1873, died in infancy. 3. Alarian. 
born August 19. 1875 ; married C. E. Coso- 
lowskv and resides at Grafton Slatii)n. ne;ir 



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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; children : Carl, born 
1900, and Marion, died at age of two years. 4. 
William, born 1877, died in infancy. 5. Min- 
nie, born 1880, died in infancy. 

(Ill) Robert Patton, only living son and 
eldest child of William Henry and Sarah 
(Sircombe) Habgood, was born at Bellefonte, 
Centre county, Pennsylvania, May 21, 1871. 
His early years were spent in Renovo, Clinton 
county, Pennsylvania, where he was graduated 
from the high school, class of 1887. In 1888 
he came to Bradford, where he was employed 
in railroad work in various capacities until ap- 
pointed general timekeeper in 1891, and con- 
tinued in railroad positions until 1898. He was 
for one year engaged with a New York tea and 
coffee house as salesman, and in 1899 became 
associated with the Bradford Evening Star as 
advertising solicitor. In 1900 he became ed- 
itor and business manager, and in 1903 secured 
a controlling interest, becoming president of 
the company, editor and publisher. In 1909 
he merged the Star with the Bradford Record, 
and continued the publications as the Star- 
Record. He has made this paper a power in 
the county and a welcome visitor to the homes 
of a large list of subscribers. Since 1905 he 
has been secretary and treasurer of the Penn- 
sylvania State Editorial Association, and holds 
a prominent position among his editorial breth- 
ren. He is also a director of the International 
Advertising Association. National counsellor 
of the American Institute of Civics, and has 
been secretary and manager of the Bradford 
Board of Trade. Since becoming a voter Mr. 
Habgood has been active in the Republican 
party and is a leader in his county. In 1906 
he was elected a member of the house of as- 
sembly, serving during the session of 1907 as 
chairman of the committee on printing, and as 
a member of compare bills, judiciary general, 
labor and industry, military, public health and 
sanitation committees. In 1908 he was a dele- 
gate-at-large in the National Republican Con- 
vention that nominated President Taft. In 
1908 and 1909 President of the Pennsylvania 
Republican State League, and April i, 191 1, 
was appointed postmaster of Bradford. He is 
also prominent in fraternal life, being a mem- 
ber of Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery 
of the Masonic Order, the Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows, the Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks, Improved Order of Red Men 
and Knights of Pj'tliias. He has held official 
positions in all these bodies and is the present 



exalted ruler of the Elks. In religious faith he 
is a Presbyterian. 

He married (first), November 3, 1897, 
Daisy M. Heffner, born at Parkers Landing, 
Pennsylvania, 1873, daughter of Samuel Dean 
Heffner, superintendent of Bradford water 
department, 'and Mary I. (Peightal) Heffner. 
They also have a son, Henry Clay Heffner. He 
married (second), June 6, 191 1, Mary Ann 
Sheaft'er. born in Bloomfield, Perry county, 
Pennsylvania, June 6, 1882, daughter of Sin- 
gleton and Margaret (Fisher) Sheaffer, whose 
children are : James, Harry, deceased ; Will- 
Ham, Mary A., Lila, Emily. Children by first 
marriage: Stuart, born 1900; William, born 
1902, died in infancy; Samuel, 1904, died in in- 
fancy; Dorothy, 1906. Child by second mar- 
riage : one son, Robert Jr., born May 25, 1912. 



The Harris family, originally of 
H.'KRRIS Massachusetts and Connecticut, 
send out many branches to 
other states. The family of Asa (3) Harris 
largely settled in New, York state in Niagara, 
Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. De- 
scendants of these found their way to Penn- 
sylvania, settling in Fayette, McKean and 
other counties. 

The name Harris is of Welsh origin and 
means "The son of Harry." The name is 
found in "A list of sixty of the most common 
surnames in England and Wales in 1838", and 
is now found in every county in England. The 
name is very common in the United States and 
cannot be traced to a common ancestor, as 
many distinct emigrations of persons bearing 
the name appear at a very early period in New 
England. 

(I) The family herein recorded spring from 
James Harris, whose nativit)', ]:iarentage and 
date of coming to America is unknown. He 
was born about 1640. He mar'ied, in 1666, 
Sarah Denison, of Boston. He ii.cved to^New 
London, Connecticut, about 1690, and died 
there in 1715. His will, dated June 14, 1714, 
probated September 13, 1715, bequeathed to 
his widow Sarah his entire estate during her 
lifetime. Children: Sarah, born March 2, 
1668; Deborah, July, 1670; James, Ap-V 4, 
1673, married (first) Sarah Rogers, (second' 
Sarah (Harris) Jackson; Margaret, Janr;.-.ry 
16, 1675, died in infancy; Mary, February 3, 

1677, died aged six years; Elizabeth, Juiic, 

1678, married William Rogers; Asa, of v.'hom 
further; Hannah, April 22, 1682; Ephraini. 




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died in infancy; Mary (2), June, 1686: 
Ephraim (2), July 11, 1688, died 1710, un- 
married. 

(II) Asa, son of James HaTi^, was born in 
lioston, Massachusetts, Noveml er 10. 1680, 
died in Preston, Connecticut, August 20, 1715. 
He married, March 17, 1709, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Samuel Rogers and sister 
of Sarah, second wife of his brother James. 
Children : Asa, of whom fufther ; Amah, born 
March 27, 1711, married Samuel Beebee ; 
Ephraim, December 28. 1712; Mercy, Novem- 
ber 14, 17 14, married John Waterhouse. 

(III) Asa (2), son of Asa (i) Harris, was 
born in Preston, Connecticut, November 27, 
1709. He moved to Saybrook, Connecticut, 
where he was living as late as 1767, and prob- 
ably died. He married (first) , who 

bore him a son Asa, of whom further. Mar- 
ried (second) Mary , by whom he had 

three children: May, Ely, Alpheus. 

(IV) Asa (3), son of Asa (2) Harris, was 
horn in Saybrook, Connecticut, May 21, 1737. 
He settled in Lebanon, Connecticut, later in 
Massachusetts at or near Pittsfield. He mar- 
ried, July 22, 1 761, Faith McCall, born Febru- 
ary 12, 1737. Children: Asa, of whom fur- 
ther; Hannah, born September 16, 1763; Eli, 
settled in Niagara county, New York, later in 
Terre Haute, Indiana; Ann Mercy, born 
March 19, 1769; James, married Polly Roach; 
Daniel, married Amanda Miller; John C, born 
December 16, 1774; Nathaniel, March 4, 1778; 
Levi, August 19, 1779; Polly, February 9, 
1782; Rachel, December 7, 1784. 

(V) Asa (4), son of Asa (3) Harris, was 
born in Lebanon, Connecticut, April 18, 1762, 
and baptized the same day. It is not sure, but 
the presumption is that he joined other mem- 
ijers of the family of his father who settled 
in New York state. He married Elizabeth 
Wright and left issue. 

(VI) William Asa, son of A.sa (4) Harris, 
was born in Connecticut, about 1783. He set- 
tled in New York state and in 1823 his name 
appears on a list of settlers in Farmersville, 
Cattaraugus county, New York. He was a 
farmer. He was a member of the Presby- 
terian church as was his wife, Marjorie Har- 
ris, who was also his cousin. Children : Will- 
iam, died in Wisconsin ; Alva, died in Wiscon- 
sin ; Delpha, of whom further ; Golpha, died in 
Wisconsin; Ira, died in Illinois; Parley, died 
in McKean county, Pennsylvania ; Rebecca 
and other daughters died in Wisconsin. 



(\'II) Delpha, son of \\ illiani Asa Harris, 
was born in Connecticut, 1808, died in l^rad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, December 19, 1884. He 
learned the trade of shoemaker. In 1884 he 
settled in Bradford, where he continued in 
business until his retirement from active life. 
He was a member of the Methodist E])iscopal 
church, a Republican in politics, and a man of 
sterling character. He married Anna Moore, 
born May 25, 1811, died in Bradford, April 4, 
1902, youngest daughter of Asa Moore (see 
Moore V). She was a woman of lovable dispo- 
sition, very charitable and a devoted Method- 
ist. Children: i. Marshall Delos, of whom 
further. 2. Louisa Elvira, born in Chautauqua 
county. New York, 1835, died December 13, 
1909; she married Oscar Howe, of Cattarau- 
gus county, killed in the civil war, a descendant 
of General Howe of the revolution ; children : 
i. William, deceased, ii. Pherson, resides in 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, iii. Frank, resides in 
Marietta, Ohio. iv. Llewellyn, resides in Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, v. Luella, resides in Free- 
dom, Pennsylvania. 3. Victoria Leona, born 
in Chautauqua county. New York, 1837; mar- 
ried Rev. Almond Horton, a minister of the • 
Methodist Episcopal church, now living retired 
at Wellsville, Ohio; children: i. Abby, resides 
in Ulysses, Pennsylvania, ii. Clement, de- 
ceased, iii. Mary, deceased, iv. Arthur, resides 
in Wellsville. 4. Sarah, born 1839, died 1845. 
5. Frederick James, born in Bradford town- 
ship, McKean county, Pennsylvania, 1841 ; 
now a farmer and oil jiroducer of Great Val- 
ley, New York; married Emily Howe; chil- 
dren: i. Allen, resides in Great Valley, ii. 
Mary, resides in Kennedy, New York. iii. Or- 
phia, resides in Watts Valley, New York. iv. 
Milton, a Baptist minister at Shingle House, 
Pennsylvania. 6. Nancy Belma, born 1843; 
married James Malona, born in New York 
state, now engaged in the oil business at Ken- 
nedy, New York ; children : i. Wilma, residing 
in Moosejaw, Canada, ii. Lulu, resides in Ken- 
nedy, New York. iii. Paul, resides in Youngs- 
town, Ohio. 7. Fernando Cortez, born 1845 ; 
resides in Independence, Kansas, engaged in 
the oil business ; married Clara Inglesby ; chil- 
dren: i. John, resides in Independence, ii. 
Delpha, deceased, iii. Ruth, resides in Tacoma, 
Washington, iv. Alice, resides in Cour d'Alene, 
Idaho, v. Leslie, resides in Pittsburgh, Penn- 
sylvania, vi. Fernando, deceased. 8. Mary Re- 
becca, born June 7, 1848 ; married Emory Slo- 
cum, of Sagaerstown, New York, now de- 



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ceased; she is now living in Buffalo, New 
York, but has a residence in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania; children: i. Carrie, deceased, ii. 
Harry, resides in Copan, Oklahoma. 

(Vni) Marshall Delos, eldest child of 
Delpha Harris, was born in Frewsburg, Chau- 
tauqua county. New York, June 7, 1833. He 
was ten years of age when his parents moved 
to Bradford township, McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania, where his education was completed in 
the public schools. He early became engaged 
in lumbering, the splendid forests of McKean 
county afii'ording ample scope for his energy. 
He owned timber lands, which he cleared, con- 
verting the logs into lumber in his own saw- 
mill. In 1854 he began speculating in real es- 
tate, buying and selling improved farms and 
timber lands. He was also for nine years em- 
ployed by the Erie Railroad Company. In 

1874 he engaged in the drug business in Brad- 
ford and continued successfully in that line of 
activity until his retirement from business in 
1909. He has spent an active, useful life, and 
now, respected and honored, resides in his 
comfortable home. No. 87 High street, Brad- 
ford. He has always voted the Republican 
ticket, and has been a pillar of strength to his 
party. He has held the offices of justice of the 
peace, school director for many years, consta- 
ble, and is now poor master. In religious be- 
lief he is a Methodist, his wife also belonging 
to that denomination. He is a member of 
Bradford Lodge, No. 334, Free and Accepted 
Masons. 

He married, January 23, 1861, Abby Edson, 
born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, May 14, 
1837, daughter of Nathaniel Edson (see Ed- 
son). Children: i. Luella Alzina, born in 
Limestone, New York, October 26, 1862 ; now 
a teacher in the schools of Kane, Pennsylvania. 
2. Anna Dorothy, born at Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, January 12, 1867; married Samuel F. 
Neill, a draughtsman; now resides in Denver, 
Colorado; children: i. Dorothy, born July 21, 
1897. ii. Loraine, born 1900, died in infancy, 
iii. Cecil Luella, born January 28, 1906. 3. 
Inez Abby, born in Bradford, June 10, 1873; 
married George F. Robinson, now in the insur- 
ance business at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 
4. Mary Elizabeth, born in Bradford, May 30, 

1875 ; married Louis Langworthy, born Janu- 
ary I, 1877, in Hornellsville, New York, now 
an electrician of Bradford; children: i. Law- 
rence, born September 13, 1900, died Decem- 
ber 12, 1906. ii. Kenneth Louis, born August 



14, 1903. iii. Martha Deloris, born February 
I, 1909." 

(The Moore Line). 

(I) Deacon John Moore, the first of the line 
here under consideration, landed in Massachu- 
setts and crossed to the Connecticut river with 
the early settlers of Windsor, Connecticut. He 
married and had a son, Joseph, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(II) Joseph, son of Deacon John Moore, 
married and had a son, Joseph, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(III) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (i) Moore, 
was born in 1716, died May 3, 1790. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Allen, born 1716, died May 10, 
1790. Twelve children, among whom was 
Joseph, of whom further. 

(IV) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) Moore, 
married (first) Margaret Kellogg, (second) 
Hannah Phillips. Children of first wife: Mar- 
garet, Asa, of whom further; Joseph. Chil- 
dren of second wife : Orpheus, Seth, Ebenezer, 
Abigail, Flannah, Mary, Anna. 

(V) Asa, son of Joseph (3) Moore, was 
born June 20, 1762, died in the town of Car- 
roll, Chautauqua county. New York. He 
served in the revolutionary war from July i, 
1780, to December 16, 1780, as a private in 
Captain Prior's company. Fifth Regiment 
Connecticut Line. He married, November i, 
1790, Huldah King, born 1767, died 1840. 
Children: Joseph K., Amanda, Asa, Roderick, 
Jesse, Huldah, James, David, Nancy, Freder- 
ick, Anna, married Delpha Harris (see Har- 
ris VII). 

(The Edson Line). 

(I) Deacon Samuel Edson, the emigrant 
ancestor, traced his ancestry in England to 
Thomas Edson, born 1480, twelve years be- 
fore the discovery of America. Deacon Sam- 
uel Edson arrived at Salem, Massachusetts, in 
July, 1639. He was then twenty-five years of 
age, and was accompanied by his bride, Su- 
sanna (Orcutt) Edson, aged twenty-one years. 
He resided in Salem until 1651, when he 
moved to Bridgewater. Massachusetts. He 
was one of the fifty-six original proprietors of 
that town, and one of the earliest if not the 
first settlers. Besides his own original share 
in the town, he purchased other land and be- 
came a very large landowner and prosperous 
farmer. He owned two sawmills and built the 
first corn-mill there. The site of his mills has 
been continuously occupied by a mill ever 
since. He was most active in town affairs ; 



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was selectman nine years ; was representative 
to the general court and filled other important 
offices. He was one of the first deacons of 
the Bridgewater church, elected in 1664, and 
so continued until his death. Although not lib- 
erally educated, he was of keen intelligence, 
enterprising, and essentially a man of affairs. 
He died July 19, 1692. His wife, Susanna, had 
a happy disposition, modest deportment, digni- 
fied presence and graceful manners. Her 
education and natural abilities were said to 
be fully equal to his own. She died February 
20, 1699. In tlie old burying-ground at Bridge- 
water the oldest monument of the kind is that 
standing over their graves. They had three 
sons and five daughters. Susanna, their old- 
est daughter, married Rev. James Keith, the 
first minister in Bridgewater. 

(H") Joseph, son of Deacon Samuel Edson, 
married Experience Field, and among their 
children was Samuel, of whom further. 

(HI) Samuel, son of Joseph Edson, mar- 
ried Mehitable Brett, and among their children 
w'as Nathaniel, of whom further. 

(IV) Deacon Nathaniel Edson, son of 
Samuel Edson, married Joanna Snow, and 
among their children was Nathaniel, of whom 
further. 

(V) Nathaniel (2), son of Deacon Nathan- 
iel (i) Edson, married Betsey Howard, and 
among their children was Nathaniel, of whom 
further. 

(VI) Nathaniel (3), son of Nathaniel (2) 
Edson, born April 6, 1805, died June 6, 1881. 
He married, May 9, 1827, Dorothy Ingalls, 
bom October 29, 1802, died April 3, 1868. 
Children, all born in Bridgewater, Massachu- 
setts: I. Dolly Ophelia, born August 29, 1828, 
died September 9, 1851. 2. Elizabeth, born 
September 27, 1829, died February 23, 1892; 
married Royal Baron, a farmer, and died in 
Erie county, New York; no children. 3. Sam- 
uel, born October 30, 1832, died the following 
day. 4. Adelia, born February 15, 1835 ! mar- 
ried Rev. Reuben Du Bois, of Friendship, 
New York, a Methodist minister ; no children. 
5. Abby, married Marshall Delos Harris (see 
Harris VIII). 6. Huldah, born October 26, 
1841, died in Eldred, Pennsylvania; married 
Truman Bennett ; children : Walter, Evie, re- 
sides in Eldred, Pennsylvania ; Wellman, de- 
ceased ; Dolly, deceased ; Lowell, resides in 
the west. 

Dorothy (Dolly) (Ingalls) Edson was a de- 
scendant of Henry Ingalls, "one of the twelve 



men who came from Lyim to Andover and 
bought that town for five pounds sterling and 
a few articles of clothing." Henry was a son 
of Edward and Ann Ingalls, who came from 
Lincolnshire, England, and settled at Lynn in 
1629. The line of descent from Edward and 
Ann Ingalls to Dorothy is as follows: Henry 
(i), Henry (2), Francis, Elijah, Ezra, born 
April 12, 1773, died March 6, 1828, married 
Dolly Wilson, of Andover, born April 29, 
1777. Children: i. Dorothy (Dolly), born 
October 29, 1802, died April 3, 1868; married 
Nathaniel (3) Edson. 2. Ezra Jr., born Jan- 
nary 7, 1804, died March 6, 1828. 3. Lucy 
Foster, born September 18, 1807, died August 
10, 1839; married, November 28, 1826, Adoni- 
ram Whiting. 4. Wilson, born March 25, 
1809. 5. Harriet, born March 12, 1814, died 
June 7, 1839; married, May 26, 1836, John 
Burrell. 6. Maria Caroline, born April 3, 
1817; married, November 15, 1839, Thomas 
Cunningham. 7. Mary, born September 9, 
1819; married April 9, 1836, Ezra Abbott. 



This family was es- 
SCHERMERHORN tablished in the 

Mohawk Valley of 
Xew York state by Jacob Janse Schermerhorn, 
born 1622 in Waterland, Holland. Although 
in 1654 his father was a resident of Amster- 
dam, Holland, Jacob Janse died in Schenec- 
tady, New York, 1689. .\t an early day he 
settled at Beverwyck (Albany), where he be- 
came prosperous as an Indian trader and 
brewer. He made his will, May 20, 1688, and 
in it devised property worth 56,822 guilders 
(about $23,000). His estate was considered 
very large at that time and was exceeded by 
few except the patroons and men of high offi- 
cial rank. He married Jannetje Legers, daugh- 
ter of Cornelius Legers Van Voorhoudt. He 
mentions in his will. May 20, 1688, children: 
Ryer, of whom further ; Symon ; Helena, mar- 
ried Myndert Hasmense Van Der Bogart ; 
Jacob : Machledt, married Johannes Beekman ; 
Cornelius ; Jannetje, married Caspar Spring- 
stein ; Neeltje, married Barent Ten Eyck ; 
Lucas. 

(H) Ryer, eldest son of Jacob Janse Scher- 
merhorn, settled in Schenectady, New York. 
He was one of the five patentees named in the 
patent granted in 1684, and in 1700 was the 
sole survivor of the original owners of the 
township. There were about eighty thousand 
acres of land in the Schenectady patent, all of 



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which, after the death of the other four pat- 
entees, came under his charge and management 
as trustee, except a few farms that had been 
granted before. This one man power became 
distasteful to the people, who petitioned for a 
new charter which should give them the power 
of choosing five trustees to hold office three 
years. The new charter was granted, but 
Schermerhorn paid no attention to it, nor to 
his newly appointed trustee. He still contin- 
ued to act as sole trustee for the town in re- 
ceiving rents and profits thereof and in prose- 
cuting suits-at-law in his own name only, with 
out giving any account thereof ; this too in spite 
of his suspension from office by the governor. 
The secret of his stubborn persistence in the 
duties of the trusteeship was the fact that the 
first patent of 1684 was still binding and he as 
the sole survivor of the trustees was vested 
with all the power and authority originally 
granted to the five trustees named in the first 
patent. The fee of the land was in him, his 
heirs, assigns and successors, and could only 
be alienated by death, or release in due form. 
The secured charter was amended and on May 
25, 1 714, he appeared before the governor and 
council and after a full hearing for all matters 
against him was suspended from "acting fur- 
ther as trustee of the said towne", but he con- 
tinued obstinate and disregarded the demand 
of the new trustees for an accounting to them 
of his official acts. They then commenced suit 
against him in the court of chancery, he and 
his friends in turn instituting counter suits in 
the same court. These several suits and oth- 
ers continued down to the death of the second 
Ryer Schermerhorn in 1795, a period of nearly 
one hundred years, and were only settled by 
the New York legislature passing an act, 
March 26, 1797, which took all powers and 
duties in relation to the common lands, con- 
ferring them upon the mayor, aldermen and 
commonalty of Schenectady. A commission 
was appointed under the act which finally set- 
tled all claims and closed their accounts, Au- 
gust 10, 1798. In 1690 he was a member of 
the provincial assembly from Albany county 
and justice of the peace. In 1700 he was ap- 
pointed assistant to the judge of the court of 
common pleas. He was a man of unusual abil- 
ity, firm will, undaunted courage, great 
strength and powers of endurance. His mills 
on the Schuylenburg Kill, together with Farm 
No. 4 of Van Cuyler's "Bouwerie" was held 
in the family two hundred vears. He made 



his will, April 3, 1717, and died February 19, 
1719, leaving two daughters and three sons, 
all of whom had families. 

He married, July, 1676, Ariantje Bralt, 
widow of Ulmer Often, who had left a daugh- 
ter Tryntije (Catherine), and also property in 
Holland and America. This caused special 
contracts and agreements at the time of her 
second marriage safeguarding her interests 
and those of her child. Children mentioned in 
will: Jan (John, Johannes), inherited the 
homestead ; Catalina, married Johannes 
Wemp; Jannetje, married Volkert Simonse 
Veeder ; Jacob, of whom further ; Arent. 

(HI) Jacob, son of Ryer Schermerhorn, 
died July 4, 1753. He inherited "8 Morgens 
(16 acres) of the Hindmost Bouwery, 215^/^ 
morgens of woodland" and a lot of land in the 
village of Schenectady. He married, October 

20, 1712, Margarita , died May 22, 1741, 

daughter of Johanna Teller, and granddaugh- 
ter of William Teller, the first settler of the 
name in New Amsterdam, and a. trader in Al- 
bany for fifty years, removing thence to New 
York. In 1692 he was one of the associate 
trustees with Ryer Schermerhorn under the 
famous first patent of Schenectady and the 
last but him to survive. Children: Ryer, Jo- 
hanne, Jacobus, of whom further; William, 
Arent, Andries, Simon, Susanna, married John 
Visger. 

(IV) Jacobus, son of Jacob Schermerhorn, 
was born January 3, 1720, died July 28, 1782. 
He was a farmer and owned land in different 
parts of the town. He married, September 4, 
1762, Annatje, died September 7, 1770, daugh- 
ter of Peter Vrooman, Children : Jacob, born 
July 21, 1763, died April 26, 1787; John (Jo- 
hannes), of whom further. 

(V) John (Johannes), son of Jacobus 
Schermerhorn, was born January 29, 1765, 
died January 7, 1814. He married Catharine 
Bratt (Bradt), born June 29, 1764, died Sep- 
tember 13, 1817, daughter of Jacobus and 
Elizabeth Bratt, a descendant of Arent An- 
dries Bratt, an early settler of Schenectady. 
Children: Jacob, of whom further; Elizabeth, 
died in childhood; Annatje, died in infancy; 
Eva, died in infancy; Jacobus Bratt; Annatje, 
married Anthony Van Slyck; Elizabeth, died 
in infancy; Simon, born April 23,1802; Arent 
Bratt, May 4, 1804; Peter Vrooman, May 
II, 1806, died May 26, 1853, married Cathar- 
ine Clute. 

(VI) Jacob (2), son of John (Johannes) 



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Schernierhorn. was born in Rotterdam, Sche- 
nectady county, New York, Alarch 26, 1789, 
died there April 20, 1849. He inherited part of 
the old Schernierhorn estate and added to it by 
purchase. He was a farmer, a strong Demo- 
crat and a member of the Reformed Dutch 
church, as had be,en his ancestors. He married 
Maria Vedder, who died August 19, 1832, 
aged forty-five years. Children : John, of 
whom further; Simon, Catherine, Anna, 
Sarah, Alida. 

(VH) John (2), son of Jacob (2) Scher- 
merhorn, was born in Rotterdam, New York, 
1815. He settled in Herkimer county, New 
York, where he spent his life engaged in farm- 
ing, dying at an advanced age. He and his 
wife were Methodists. He married Sybill 
Brown, born in Herkimer county. New York, 
where she died. Children : George, Jacob, 
l.ansing, John, Orville, of whom further ; 
James. All born and spent their lives in 
Herkimer county. 

(VHI) Orville, son of John (2) Schernier- 
horn, was born in Herkimer county. New 
York, died there in October, 1869. He was 
educated in the public schools, and was a 
farmer all his life. He was a Republican in 
politics, and a member of the Baptist church. 
He married Mary Elizabeth Harder, born at 
Rossie, St. Lawrence county. New York, April 
24, 1842, who survives her husband, a resident 
of East Bradford, Pennsylvania. She is a 
daughter of Jacob Harder, born in St. Law- 
rence county. New York, 1807, died 1891. He 
was a stone-cutter and passed his entire life in 
his native county. He married Jane Ann 
Collins, born in Amsterdam, New York, died 
in St. Lawrence county. She had brothers and 
sisters : James Collins, deceased ; \\' illiam Col- 
lins, now living in Tonawanda, New York; 
Morgan Collins, of Dunkirk, New York ; Eliz- 
abeth Collins, deceased ; George Collins, died 
in Jersey City, New Jersey, 1910. Child of 
Orville Schermerhorn, Edward Edgar, of whom 
further. 

(IX) Edward Edgar, only child of Orville 
and Mary Elizabeth (Harder) Schermerhorn, 
was born at Sprague's Corners, St. Lawrence 
county. New York, December 15, 1867. He 
was educated in the public schools of St. Law- 
rence, finishing at Lawrenceville Academy, of 
which he is a graduate. He supplemented his 
academic study with a course at the New York 
State Normal School at Potsdam, whence he 
was graduated, class of 1889. This qualifying 



liiiu to teach in the New York public schools, 
he passetl two or three years engaged in that 
profession before his graduation. After leav- 
ing normal he secured a position in a graded 
school in McKean county, Pennsylvania, teach- 
ing there from 1889 until 1891. In the latter 
year he was appointed principal of the borough 
school of Kendall, which borough is now in- 
cluded in the city of Bradford, Pennsylvania. 
He continued in that position until 1899, when 
he was appointed principal of the third ward 
school of Bradford, remaining there until 1908. 
ly that year he was elected superintendent of 
schools for the city, a position he now fills 
(1912). The school system of Bradford — al- 
ready an excellent one — has been placed upon 
a still higher plane of efficiency by Superin- 
tendent Schermerhorn, who is not only a most 
efficient teacher but an official of unusual exec- 
utive ability. He is well known in educational 
circles and stands among the leaders in his pro- 
fession. He is a constant student, and since 
graduation has systematically followed courses 
of study and reading, thus making his mind a 
storehouse of knowledge and keeping pace 
with modern thought, invention and discovery. 
He is a Republican in politics, and an attendant 
of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has 
been financier of the local lodge of the Ancient 
Order of United Workmen for the past ten 
years; is a member of Union Lodge, No. 334, 
Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Knights 
of Maccabees. 

He married, July 24, 1887, Minnie Adelle 
Gillespie, born at Pike farm, Venango county, 
Pennsylvania, April 15, 1868, daughter of Rob- 
ert B. Gillespie, now a resident of Sistersville. 
West Virginia, engaged in the production of 
oil. Children: i. Vivian, born at Red Rock, 
Pennsylvania, May 20, 1891 ; married, July, 
191 1, Owen A. Fleckenger, a teacher of man- 
uel training in the schools of Bradford. 2. 
\^ictor E., born at Bradford, November 18. 
1894, now a student in high school. 3. Doro- 
thy B., born at Bradford, December 5, 1906. 

Robert B. Gillespie first came to Pithole, 
\'enango county, at the time of the excitement 
caused by the discovery of oil, and has since 
been engaged in oil production in various fields 
as discovered. He was born in New Athens, 
Clarion county, Ohio, November 2, 1835, mar- 
ried Julia Lucetta House, born in Macomb. St. 
Lawrence county. New York, March 21, 1840. 
died October 22, 1909. Their children: i. 
Minnie Adelle, of previous mention. 2. Nor- 



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man L., born 1870, died in 1872. 3. Frank J., 
born June 2, 1872, at Millerstown, Perry 
county, Pennsylvania ; married Delpha Mason, 
at Hebron, West Virginia; children: Naomi, 
born December 5, 1903 ; Fred, September 23, 
1905; Esther, September 30, 1906; Frank J. 
Gillespie is an oil well contractor in West 
Virginia. 4. Blanche, born in Millerstown, 
Pennsylvania, February 26, 1877; married 
Rev. Gregory Blakeley, a minister of the Meth- 
odist church, now stationed at Parsons, West 
Virginia; child, Gregory Jr., born September 
24, 1901. John J., father of Robert B. Gil- 
lespie, was a native of Bellair, Ohio, where he 
died at the age of seventy-two years. He had 
four children, two of whom are living — John, 
at Woodsfield, Ohio, and Robert B., as stated. 
Julia Lucetta House is a daughter of Isaac 
House, who married Mary Tamar and died at 
Pope's Mills, St. Lawrence county, New York. 



The name of Holbrook is 
HOLBROOK ancient and distinguished, 

and is frequently met with 
in England and the United States. As early as 
the reign of Richard II. of England one of that 
name was admitted to the order of Knight- 
hood and "A chevron between three millets" 
assigned as his coat-of-arms. Many Holbrooks 
were early in New England. The name first 
appears at Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1640, 
when Thomas Holbrook settled in that part 
of Weymouth called "Old Spain." His will, 
dated December 31, 1668, mentions wife Jane 
and children : Thomas, John, William, Ann, 
Elizabeth, Jane. 

(H) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) Hol- 
brook, died 1697. Fie resided in Scituate, 
Weymouth and Braintree, and was a man of 
wealth and influence. His wife, Joana, sur- 
vived him. Children : Thomas, Mary, John, 
Peter. 

(III) Deacon Peter Holbrook, son of Thomas 
(2) Holbrook, was born 1655, died May 3, 
171 1. He was an important man for his day. 
lie owned lands and lived near Mendon, Mas- 
sachusetts. He married (first) Alice , 

who died April 29. 1705; (second) Elizabeth 
Pool. Children : John, Peter, Joseph, Silvanus, 
Joanah, Richard, Eliphalet, William, Samuel, 
Mary. 

(IV) Peter (2), son of Deacon Peter (i) 
Holbrook, was born in Mendon, Massachu- 
setts. October 16, 1681, died at Bellingham, 
Massachusetts, December 24, 1728. He was a 



weaver by trade. He married, March 23, 1713, 
Hannah Pool, who survived him. Children: 
Peter, Isaac, Daniel, Elizabeth, Abigail, Eliza- 
beth, Oliver, Abigail. 

(V) Peter (3), son of Peter (2) Holbrook, 
was born at Mendon, November 26, 1713. He 
married Sarah , and lived in Belling- 
ham, Massachusetts. Children ; Stephen, Sarah, 
died young; Sarah, Peter, Simeon, Elizabeth, 
Jemina, Timothy. 

(VI) Stephen, eldest son of Peter (3) Hol- 
brook, was born April 30, 1737. He married 
Rachel, daughter of Walter Cook, of Mendon. 
Children : Sarah, Stephen, Amasa, Simeon, 
Peter. 

(VII) Stephen (2), son of Stephen Hol- 
brook, was born September 29, 1767. He set- 
tled in Tolland county, Connecticut. He mar- 
ried Griggs, and had six children, in- 
cluding a son Stephen G. 

(VIII) Dr. Stephen Griggs Holbrook, son 
of Stephen (2) Holbrook, was born in Tol- 
land county, Connecticut, May i, 1798. His 
parents moved to Ohio in 1800, where he was 
educated and prepared for the profession of 
medicine. He located at Kelloggsville, Ohio, 
where he was in the active, successful practice 
of his profession until death there, September 
22, 1875. He was a supporter of Horace 
Greeley when a candidate for president on the 
Democratic ticket, but always was a Repub- 
lican. He married (first) Charlotte Kellogg, 
(second) September 12, 1842, Caroline Knee- 
land, born at Franklin, New York, January 3. 
1815, died July 13, 1875, daughter of Daniel 
Kneeland (see Kneeland IX). Children of 
first wife: i. Celestine, now living at Ashta- 
bula, Ohio. 2. Laura E., a resident of Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 3. Martin, died in Boulder, Colo- 
rado. Children of second wife: 4. Flora, born 
August 18, 1846; married, June 30, 1867, San- 
ford L. Fobus, deceased : she resides with her 
brother, Stephen A. 5. Stephen Abernathy, 
of whom further. 

(IX) Stephen Abernathy, only son of Dr. 
Stephen Griggs Holbrook and his second wife. 
Caroline (Kneeland) Holbrook, was born at 
Kelloggsville, Ohio, September 7, 1851. He 
was educated in the public schools at Kelloggs- 
ville, finishing his studies at the State Normal 
School at Geneva, Ohio. He began business 
life as a clerk in a boot and shoe store at 
Painesville, Ohio, later, with his brother-in- 
law, engaged in the drug business in Geneva, 
Ohio, remaining there until i88t. During the 




t'%<^^-^^'^/rr 




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tolkiwing year he resided in Bradfoid, reiiii- 
sylvaiiia. going from there to Behnont. New- 
York, where he engaged in the manufacture 
of tooth picks until 1886. From that date until 
u)05 lie was engaged in the same business in 
I'lradford. Pennsylvania. Since the latter year 
he has been engaged principally in the real 
estate business, being trustee in several land 
companies in Buffalo, New York, and in two 
that operate in British Columbia. He is also 
associated with F. W. Davis (formerly presi- 
dent of the First National Bank of Bradford) 
and F. P. Shoonmaker (city attorney), in the 
management of a tract of one hundred thou- 
sand acres of timber land in British Columbia. 
He is a Republican in politics, and is a member 
of the Methodist Episcopal church. He be- 
longs to the Benevolent and Protective Order 
of Elks and the Merchants' Club of Bradford. 
He married, November 15, 1876, Phoebe 
Ellen Chapman, born at Conneaut, Ohio, 
daughter of William B. Chapman, born at 
Cleveland, Ohio, October 8, 1826, died at Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, October 27, 1895. He was 
an attorney-at-Iaw, and a veteran of the civil 
war, in which he was captain of the Twenty- 
ninth Regiment, Ohio \^olunteer Infantry, 
organized at Ashtabula. He married Cynthia 
Olds, born July 30, 1829, who yet survives him. 
Children of Stephen A. Holbrook : i. Laura 
Ellen, born August 13, 1879; married, June 21, 
1905, William Angus Donald and resides at 
Olean, New York; child, Betsy, born May 15, 
1907. 2. Sarah Chapman, born July 7, 1881 ; 
married, November 10, 1909, Dr. Granville 
Hunt Walker, of Bellevue, Pennsylvania. 3. 
Elizabeth Flora, born March 2, 1885: married, 
October 30, 1907, Homer Samuel McKay ; 
children: Martin Holbrook, born July, 1908; 
Stephen, March 16, 1910. 4. Helen Cynthia, 
born August 9, 1886, died January 19, 1900. 
3. Ruth Caroline, born August 26, 1893. 6. 
Dorothy Louise, born January 12, 1897. 7. 
Marian, born August 18, 1898. 

(The Kneeland Line). 

Tradition says the Kneelands were among 
the ancient Vikings that overran northern 
Europe prior to the tenth century and finally 
settled in Scotland. Burke in his "Landed 
Gentry" says: "The family of Cleland (for- 
merly spelled Kneeland) is of great antiquity in 
Scotland." Anderson in his "Scottish Nation" 
says: "Kneeland the first of his family on 
record — Alexander Kneeland living in the time 
of Alexander HI. of Scotland, married Alar- 



garet Wallace, daughter of Adam and sister of 
Sir Malcohn, father of Sir William Wallace." 
ISurke says further: "William Cleland, the 
tenth of that ilk, eminent for his loyalty to 
Queen Mary, etc." Both he and his son, Cap- 
tain John, were eminent in their devotion to 
this luckless queen. The Kneelands of Amer- 
ica use the coat-of-arms granted Major Will- 
iam by Queen Mary: "A lion rampant holding 
across. Crest: A demi lion rampant hokling 
a cross." The Clelands use the original coat- 
of-arms, which has probably been in the family 
since the days of Bruce. 

The American ancestor of Caroline (Knee- 
land) Holbrook was a son of Captain John 
Kneeland, the second son of Major William 
Kneeland, born at Kneeland Manor, in Lanark- 
shire, Scotland, about 1550. He was a brave 
soldier and sailor and commanded several 
vessels, surviving shipwreck and battle to die 
peaceably in his own cabin and finding a sailor's 
grave in the sea. He was a loyal follower of 
Queen Mary, and inherited from his father the 
possessions and coat-of-arms bestowed on him 
by "Her most gracious Catholic Majesty" for 
gallant services. He married Mary Dunbar, 
of Dunbar Castle, a descendant of the then 
e.xtinct peerage of that name, and had several 
children, all of whom came to America. 

(HI) Edward, second son of Captain John 
Kneeland. came to Ipswich, Massachusetts, 
about 1630, with his brother John. Edward 
Kneeland had sons : Edward and Benjamin. 

(IV) Edward (2), son of Edward (i) 
Kneeland, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, 
1640, died 171 1. His will dated January 5, 
171 1, was probated in Salem, Massachusetts. 
He was a soldier in King Philip's war and is 
of frequent mention in the early records of 
Essex and Salem. He married Martha Fowler. 
Children : John, Martha, Edward, Benjamin, 
Lydia, Philip. 

(V) Benjamin, fourth child of Edward (2) 
Kneeland. was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, 
July 7, 1699. He removed in 1725 to Fram- 
ingham, Massachusetts, later to Hebron, Con- 
necticut, where he died February 18, 1743. He 
lived in other jjlaces, however, viz. : Oxford, 
^ilassachusetts, and Glastonbury, Connecticut. 
In 1736 he joined with his sons, Benjamin, 
John, Jose])h and Isaac, in a petition for a new 
town to be made up of parts of Glastonbury, 
Hebron and Colchester. He married Abigail, 
whose surname does not appear in the records. 
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Joseph, Ebenezer, Isaac, Deborah, Hezekiah, 
Edward. In his will he desired his children to 
live in unity and be content with their father's 
will, an injunction tradition says was faithfully 
observed. 

(VI) Isaac, son of Benjamin Kneeland, was 
born at Hebron, Connecticut, May 15, 1716. 
He was a farmer of Hebron, and was one of 
the petitioners for the setting off of the new 
town of Marlboro. He married (first) No- 
vember 8, 1738, Sarah Beach. She died March 
7, 1 741. Married (second) November 12, 
1742, Content Rowley, a sister of Sarah Row- 
ley, and a "Mayflower" descendant. Three of 
the sons of Isaac Kneeland, Benjamin, Isaac 
and Jesse, served in the revolutionary war. 
Content, second child of John and Deborah 
(Fuller) Rowley, was born at East Haddam, 
March 26, 1719. She was a daughter of John 
Fuller, born about 1655, son of Samuel and 
Jane (Lathrop) Fuller. Samuel Fuller came 
over in the "Mayflower" with his father, Ed- 
ward Fuller, and uncle. Dr. Samuel Fuller. 
He was married April 8, 1635, by Captain 
Miles Standish, to Jane, daughter of Rev. John 
Lathrop, the famous minister of London, Eng- 
land, and of New England. Child of Isaac 
Kneeland by first wife: Isaac. By second 
wife : Content, Sarah, Benjamin, Joseph, David, 
Mindwell, Jesse, Ellis. 

(VII) Joseph, fifth child of Isaac Kneeland, 
was born at Hebron, Connecticut, August 13, 
1749, died September 7, 1799. He was a 
wealthy farmer, and gave his children a liberal 
education for that day. He married, Novem- 
ber 5, 1772, Ruth Pratt, born in Colchester, 
Connecticut, March 25, 1754. Children: i. 
Ruth, married her cousin, James Loveland, 
and resided in Franklin, Pennsylvania. 2. 
Molly, married and moved to Ohio. 3. Joseph, 
a successful farmer of Marlboro, Connecticut ; 
married (first) Elizabeth Eels, (second) Dolly 
Crocker. 4. Benjamin, born at Hebron, died 
at Franklin, New York. 5. Daniel, of whom 
further. 6. Sophia, born at Hebron, December 
15, 1782. 7. Eunice, married Jedediah Elder- 
kin and settled in western New York. 8. 
Denice. 9. Sally, married Nelson Elderkin 
and lived in Franklin, New York. 10. Denice 
(2), married Elizah Crocker, of LeRoy, New 
York. 1 1. Moses, married Mary Alden and set- 
tled in the State of Mississippi, where he died. 

(VIII) Daniel, son of Joseph Kneeland, 
was born in Hebron, Connecticut, March 2, 



1 78 1, died at Franklin, New York, May 28, 
1842. In the spring of 1802 he settled at Frank- 
lin, Delaware county, New York, with his 
brother Benjamin ; took up two hundred acres 
of land, part of which they cleared and erected 
thereon a log cabin. After this much had been 
accomplished, Benjamin sent Daniel back to 
Marlboro to bring back Benjamin's promised 
bride, while he remained behind to prepare the 
cabin for her coming. Late in the autumn, 
after a tedious journey, much of the way 
marked only by blazed trees, tliey arrived at 
the forest home, but no welcome awaited them, 
as Benjamin was dead. Grace Williams, the 
bride-elect, seems to have found equal favor 
in Daniel's eyes for they were at once married, 
October 23, 1803, and lived out their joint lives 
on the forest homestead, which Daniel cleared 
and made one of the best farms in the country. 
He died May 28, 1842, Grace, his wife, Octo- 
ber 24, 1845. Children: i. Sophia, born Sep- 
tember 29, 1804; married Arastarkus Mann, 
of Owego, New York. 2. Dr. Daniel, born 
December 22, 1805; graduate of Cleveland 
(Ohio) Medical College; practiced at Penn 
Line, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, until 
1855, when he settled at Conneaut, Ohio, where 
he had a large practice until his death ; mar- 
ried (first) Susan Vaughn, (second) Olive A. 
Brown. 3. Benjamin, born November 13, 
1807; married Minerva N. Hine and lived on 
the old Franklin homestead farm. 4. Williams, 
born April 29, 1809; married PhoelDe Kellogg. 
5. Anna H., born February 5, 181 1 ; married a 
Mr. Armstrong and moved to Canada. 6. 
Caroline, of whom further. 7. Dr. Isaac, born 
August 26, 182 1 ; graduate of medicine, prac- 
ticed at Berea, Ohio, until 1857, when he moved 
to Charlton, Iowa, where he was in good prac- 
tice for twenty years ; he was a great student 
and reader, being it is said the best informed 
botanist in western Iowa; later he moved to 
Burr Oak, Kansas, where he died in March, 
1886; he married (first) Eliza S. Proctor, a 
descendant of John Alden and Miles Standish, 
(second) her sister, Susannah Church Proctor. 
8. Grace Melissa, born December 7, 1826, died 
unmarried. 

(IX) Caroline, sixth child of Daniel and 
Grace (Williams) Kneeland, was born in 
Franklin, Delaware county, New York, Janu- 
ary 3, 1815, died at Kelloggsville, Ohio, July 
13, 1875. She married Dr. Stephen G. Hol- 
brook (see Holbrook VIII). 



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The Durfey family licrciii rc- 
DURFEY corded spring from the Rhoile 

Island family of Durfce. The 
first of record was Thomas, horn 1643. dieil 
1 712. He was of Portsmouth. Rhode Island, 
1664, constable. 1687-88. licensed to nni the 
ferry between Rhode Island and Bristol. Au- 
!,'ust 2, 1698. In his will proved July 14, 1712. 
he devised lands, money and a negro slave 

named Jack. He married (first) '—* — , 

(second) Deliverance, widow of Abiel Tripp. 
His children: Robert, married Mary Sanford; 
Richard, married Ann Almy ; Thomas, married 
Ann I">eeborn ; William, married (first) Ann 

, (second) Mary ; Ann, married 

William Potter: Benjamin, of whom further; 
Patience, married, September 23, 1708. Benja- 
min Tallman ; Deliverance. 

(II) Benjamin, son of Thomas and De- 
liverance Durfee. was born 1680, died Janu- 
ary 6, 1754- He married Prudence Earl, born 
in' Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 1681, died in 
Westport, Massachusetts, March 12, 1733, 
daughter of William Earl and granddaughter 
of Ralph Earl, the emigrant ancestor of the 
F.arles of Groton, Connecticut. They lived in 
Tiverton and Newport, Rhode Island. Chil- 
dren: James, born August 28, 1701 : Ann, 
January 11, 1703: Pope, January 7, 1705; 
William. December 5, 1707; Benjamin, Janu- 
ary 5, 1709: Mary, January 30, 1711 ; Susanna. 
January 28, 1713; ^tlartha. July 15, 1719: 
Thomas, of whom further. 

(III) Thomas (2) Durfey, youngest son 
of Benjamin Durfee, was born in Rhode Island, 

November 5, 1721. He married Abigail . 

Among his children was a son Joseph, of whoni* 
further. With this generation the family ap- 
pears in Connecticut, and the name seems to 
he written both Durfee and Durfey. 

(IV) Joseph, son of Thomas (2) Durfey, 
was born in Connecticut. He married Lucy 
Barnes, of Preston, later of Griswold, Con- 
necticut. He is buried with wife and mother 
in the cemeterv two miles from Jewett City. 
Connecticut. Children : Alice, married Joseph 

Latham: Joseph, married (first) . 

(second) Lucy Burnham, children: John B. : 
Charles H. : Benjamin, of whom further : four 
daughters. 

(V) Benjamin (2), son of Josepii Durfey. 
was born in Connecticut. 1804, died May. 
1876, at Greenville, New London county. Cmi- 
necticut. now a part of the city of Norwich. 
He spent most of his life in New London 

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county, which he represented in the state legis- 
lature. He was a close, personal friend of 
Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut, and 
was influential in public aflfairs. He was a 
manufacturer and in charge of a plant in New 
Ldudon county, operated by water jjower. 
After the formation of the Republican party 
he was affiliated with that organization, having 
previously been a Whig. He married (first) 
.Vrdelia Avery, (second) Harmony Kingsley. 
born in Brooklyn, Connecticut, January 14, 
1817, died in Norwich. Connecticut, March 28, 
1892, daughter of Jabez and Dolly (Averill) 
Kingsley (see Kingsley). Children of first 
marriage: i. Joseph Prentice, died in Brook- 
lyn, New York ; married Lucretia Thorp ; their 
only child, Wilham, now engaged in the jewelry 
business in Brooklyn, New York. 2. Henry 
M.. deceased; was a veteran of the civil war; 
he married Lucy .A. Grey and had Harry, born 
1868, and Lucy, 1872, both now residing in 
Norwich, Connecticut. Children of second 
marriage : 3. Charles Averill, of whom further. 
4. Susan Kingsley. born 1839. became the 
second wife of Edward Luce and resides at 
Niantic, Connecticut. 5. Edward, married 

Louise , and resides in Brooklyn, New 

York. 6. Frank B., married Margaret Foster 
and both died in Norwich. 7. James Walter, 
horn 1852. died in Palestine, Texas, where he 
was manager of the International Hotel. These 
children were all born in Norwich and are all 
deceased except Edward, of Brooklyn, and 
Susan K. Luce, of Niantic, Connecticut. 

(VI) Charles Averill. son of Benjamin (2) 
Durfey. was born in Norwich. Connecticut, 
.\pril 19. 1836. died May, 1896. He was edu- 
cated in the Norwich schools, and later learned 
the trade of blacksmith. During the civil war 
he was employed in the manufacture of fire- 
arms by the government in the armory at 
Springfield. Massachusetts. In 1865 he caine 
to western Pennsylvania as superintendent of 
the Prescott and Seymour Oil Companies, 
making his headquarters in \'enango county 
for twelve years. He then changed his field 
of operations to McKean county, settling in 
Bradford, where he resided until his death. 
He acquired personal oil and real estate inter- 
ests that are now owned and under the manage- 
ment of his son, Frank E. Durfc\'. In 1877 
Mr. Durfey was appointed state (jil inspector. 
a position he held until his death. He built the 
Durfey block in Bradford, and otherwise aided 
in the upbuilding of that city. He was a Dem- 



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ocrat and served in the Bradford city council 
and on the scliool board. He was a deacon of 
the Congregational church, of which his wife 
was also a member. He married, in 1864, Eliz- 
abeth V. Bowles, who died in 1872, aged twenty- 
three years. She was a daughter of William 
and Elizabeth (Moore) Bowles, and grand- 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Bowles, of 
Worcester, Massachusetts. Children: i. Erank 
Edward, of whom further. 2. Gertrude S., 
born August 20, 1872, at Titusville, Pennsyl- 
vania; married (first) in 1893, Charles Rudd ; 
no issue; marrii-d (second) in 1901, John G. 
Hart, of New York City ; no issue ; she died 
May 19, 1905. 

(VII) Frank Edward, only son of Charles 
Averill Durfey, was born at Miller farm be- 
tween Oil City and Titusville, Venango county, 
Pennsylvania, March 20, 1869. He lost his 
mother when he was but three years of age, 
and was reared under the kindly care of his 
paternal grandparents. He was educated at 
Norwich, Connecticut, and is a graduate of 
the high school of that city, class of 1886, later 
for one year attending Norwich Free Acad- 
emy. He began business life with the Stand- 
ard Oil Company at Lima, Ohio. From there 
he went to Cygnet, Ohio, and Whiting, Indiana, 
engaged in the construction of oil tanks for 
the company. He left Whiting in 1892 and 
came to Bradford, entering the employ of the 
Erie Railroad Company as fireman, continuing 
until the death of his father in 1896. Since 
then he has been in charge of the extensive oil 
and real estate interests which he inherited. 
He is a Democrat and for four years was a 
member of Bradford select council and now 
is a member of the board of water commis- 
sioners. He is past master of the local lodge. 
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, having 
previously filled every subordinate office. His 
clubs are the Bradford, Edgewood and Gun, 
all of Bradford. In religious faith he is a 
Congregationalist. 

(The Kingsley Line). 

Harmony (Kingsley) Durfey was a de- 
i.cendant of John Kingsley, born in Hampshire, 
England, who descended from Randulphus de 
Kyngesleigh, of Chester, England, 1120. Arms: 
"Vert a cross engrailed ermine." Crest: "In 
a ducal coronet gules a goat's head argent." 
John Kingsley, (also Kyngesley and Kinsley) 
according to Savage, was of "Dorchester, 
Massachusetts, 1635, came probably with some 



friends of Mather, and was here before him. 
At any rate was one of the seven pillars on 
formation of the new church for him, August 
23, 163O, and was the last survivor. He re- 
moved to Rehoboth after 1648, when he was 
in office and in 1658, there lived and suffered 
the Indian hostilities, in which in a letter of 
supplication for relief under date of May 5, 
1676, a most sad picture is given (see Trum- 
bull Colonial Records, vol. ii, p. 445). His 
will of November 2, 1677, mentions only three 
children : Edward, Enos and Freedom." A 
John Kingsley (supposedly the same John) 
died in Rehoboth, January 6, 1678, and Mary 
his wife on the 14th of the same month, 1673. 
They had besides the children mentioned in the 
will: Eldad, born 1638; Renewal, born March 
19, 1644. Another daughter married John 
French, of Northampton, and perhaps another 
married Timothy Jones, from Massachusetts. 
.'\. branch of the family settled in Connecticut, 
where Jabez, of the fifth generation, served in 
the war of the revolution. He resided in 
Canterbury, Connecticut. In 1832 his name is 
borne on the revolutionary pension rolls as 
residing in Windham county, Connecticut. He 
married Dolly Averill, of Griswold, Connecti- 
cut. After their marriage they resided in 
Brooklyn, Connecticut, where Harmony Kings- 
ley, their daughter, was born January 14, 1817, 
died March 28, 1892. Harmony Kingsley be- 
came the second wife of Benjamin Durfey 
(see Durfey V). 



The Eby family trace 
EBY-CALDWELL descent to Theodore 

Eby, who emigrated 
from the "Pflaz," in Germany, in the year 
1717, settling in Lancaster county, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

(II) Christian, son of Theodore Eby, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Meyer, and died September 15, 
1756. His wife died December 12, 1787. Chil- 
dren of Christian and Elizabeth Eby : Christian, 
born February 22, 1734, died September 14, 
1807; John, September 28, 1737; Barbara, 
December 14, 1740, married Jacob Hershey ; 
Peter, November 11, 1742; Anna, January 4, 
1745, married Christian StaufTer; Andrew, 
January 11, 1747; George, December 11, 1748; 
"Elizabeth, August 12, 1751 ; Samuel, of whom 
further; Michael, December 29, 1755. 

(III) Samuel, son of Christian and Eliza- 
beth (Meyer) Eby, was born in Lancaster 



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county, IVnnsylvania, December 20, 1752. He 
grew to inanliooci in his native county, then 
migrated to the then far west, becoming a 
pioneer settler of Stark county, Ohio, where 
iiis after hfe was spent engaged in farming 
and in ministerial work. He was a duly 
licensed ])reacher of the ( lerman llaptist church, 
and like the preachers of that denomination 
leceived no salary but preached for the love of 
souls and a sense of duty. He cultivated his 
own acres and prospered in all his doings. He 
was twice married, having eighteen children, 
nine by first wife, namely : I. Samuel, of whom 
further. 2. Daniel, a farmer, died in ISristol, 
Elkhart county, Indiana : married Esther Shel- 
lenbarger, of St. Jose)ih county. Michigan; 
children : .\deline, resides in Rochester, Indi- 
ana : Elias, deceased ; Octavia, deceased ; Owen ; 
( )livia : James, resides in California. 3. Michael, 
a farmer of Wabash county, Indiana, until his 

<leath : married Susan , 4. Mary, died 

at Elkhart, Indiana ; married Peter Frank, a 
farmer of Elkhart until death ; children : Joseph, 
deceased ; David, now living in Grand Rapids, 
.Michigan, married and has a son Frank, also 
a daughter. 5. Peter, died in Cass county, 
Michigan, where he was engaged in farming; 
he left a wife Margaret, also children: Peter 
and Cassius, both living in Cass county, d. 
dabriel. died in Cass county, Michigan, where 
he was engaged in distilling: he married, in 
( )hio. Caroline Wagner; children: David, 
Daniel. Samuel, Christian, Catherine, William 
and several others. 7. David, died in I'ristol. 
Indiana, where he followed his trade of car- 
penter ; he married Catherine Shellenbarger ; 
children : Rachel, Elias, James and .\manda. 
8. Joseph, died in Ohio, a farmer; his wife 
Margaret survived him as did children: Sarah. 
Mary, Sidney and another, g. John, died in 
Ohio at age of nineteen years, having been an 
invalid all his life. 

(I\') Samuel (2), eldest son and child of 
Samuel (i) Eby, was born at Canton, Stark 
county, Ohio, March 30, 1807. died in Elkhart 
county, Indiana, .^pril 15, 1880. He grew to 
manhood amid the surroundings of Ohio pio- 
neer days and received a limited education in 
the public subscription schools. He remained 
with his father caring for the home farm until 
his majority, then after his marriage and birth 
of one child, moved to Elkhart county, Indiana, 
where he purchased land and was a prosperous 
farmer until his death. He was a Whig in 
politics until the birth of the Republican party. 



which he ever afterward sup])orted by vote and 
influence. He served as school director, as- 
sessor and in other township offices. In relig- 
ious faith he was a Presbyterian, his wife also 
being of that faith. He married Elizabeth 
Kirstetter, born in Northumberland county, 
Pemisylvania, October 20, 1810, died in Elk- 
hart county, Indiana, December 27, 1881. Chil- 
dren of Samuel and Elizabeth Eby: i. Caro- 
line, born in Stark county, Ohio, August 4, 
1836; married Jesse Meyers, born in Pennsyl- 
vania, died in Waverly, Iowa, in 1903, a 
farmer; children: i. Ann Elizabeth, born 1859, 
died young; ii. Delilah Catherine, born 1861, 
died K^og, married William Hursh, in Waverly, 
Iowa, where he now resides, a farmer; iii, 
Samuel, born 1863, resides in Colorado, un- 
married; iv. Benjainin, born 1865, resides in 
Waverly; v. Rhoda, born 1867, married Will- 
iam Waterman, a farmer of Waverly ; vi, Mar- 
garet, born 1869. died 1889, unmarried; vii. 
Jesse, born 1871, now a farmer of Waverly; 
viii. Edmund, born 1873, married and a farmer 
of Waverly. 2. William, born in Elkhart 
county, Indiana (the birthplace of all his 
younger brothers and sisters), November 16, 
1838, died 1880, a farmer; he married Mary 
Holmes, born in Pennsylvania ; children : Sam- 
uel, born 1862 ; William'. 1864 ; Charlotte. 1865 ; 
lienjamin, 1867; George, i8'')9, 3. Delilah, of 
whom further. 4. Elizabeth, born January 20, 
1842; married James Hass (or Hess), born in 
Pennsylvania, now a farmer and proprietor of 
a summer boarding resort at Waloon, on Lake 
-Michigan ; child, Alfred, born 1872, unmarried. 
(1. Samuel, born March 3, 1846, died in his 
native county in 1877. a farmer; he married 
Sarah Boyd, born in Pennsylvania ; child, 
Lewis, born 1872. 7. Ednnmd, born Novem- 
ber 24, 1848; married Rhoda Mitchell; child, 
Frederick, born 1876. 8. Harrison, born Janu- 
ary 2/. 1850. died in his native county in 1881, 
a farmer ; he married Elizabeth Carrick, born 
in Michigan, who survives him, residing in 
Illinois; children: Ada. deceased, and Carson, 
living in Colorado. 9. Mary Ellen, born March 
3, 1852; married Daniel Franks, a teamster, 
born in Indiana, died in California; children: 

i. Grace, married . has two children 

and lives in Goshen, Indiana ; ii, Jessie, mar- 
ried Clark Rice and lives in Elkhart, Indiana : 
iii. Robert, lives in Goshen, Indiana; iv. Cath- 
erine, married James Matthews; v. Ralph, liv- 
ing in Ligonier. Indiana. 

The father of Elizabeth (Kirstetter) Eby 



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died in Stark county, Ohio ; her mother, Eliza- 
beth, born 1792, died 1847, in Elkhart county, 
Indiana. Their children were: i. Elizabeth, 
of previous mention, wife of Samuel Eby. 2. 
Peter, born 1812, died in Goshen, Indiana; a 
traveling commercial salesman ; married Mary^ 
Rogers ; children : James, deceased ; Edmund, 
living in Elkhart, Indiana ; Chauncey, deceased. 
3. Jacob, born 18 14, died in Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, leaving wife and family. 4. George, 
born 1816, died in Kansas, where he was a 
farmer for many years ; he married Jemima 
Thompson ; children : Joseph, Daniel W., Eliz- 
abeth, Lewis, Lydia, George R., Franklin P., 
Delilah J. and Ellen. 5. Benjamin, born 1818, 
was killed in a steamboat explosion on the 
Mississippi river during the civil war ; he en- 
listed from Indiana. 6. Lydia, born 1820, died 
in Stark county, Ohio, leaving husband and 
family. 7. Eliza, born 1822, died in Ohio, 
married and had issue. 

(V) Delilah, third child and second daugh- 
ter of Samuel (2) and Elizabeth (Kirstetter) 
Eby, was born in Elkhart county, Indiana, at 
the village of Vistula, February 29, 1840. She 
was educated in the public school and until her 
marriage resided at home. Since becoming a 
widow she has continued her residence at 
Bradford, Pennsylvania. She is a member of 
the Presbyterian church and a lady of womanly 
grace and gentle, kindly manner. She is highly 
regarded and with her daughter and son is 
happily passing her declining years. She mar- 
ried, March 14, 1861, Robert R. Caldwell, born 
in St. Joseph county, Michigan, November 29, 
1837, died in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Febru- 
ary 16, 1908, son of William Caldwell, born in 
Pennsylvania, settled in Elkhart county, Indi- 
ana, died in Bristol, Indiana, November 22, 
1877, a farmer. He married Sarah Wilson, 
born in Pennsylvania, died in Elkhart county 
in 1847. Children of William Caldwell: i. 
Robert R., of whom further. 2. David, born 
1839, enlisted in the Eleventh Regiment Indi- 
ana Volunteers, and died while in the army 
during the civil war. 3. Ann Elizabeth, born 
1841, married, December 29, 1863, Lewis 
Emery, born at Cherry Creek, Chautauqua 
county. New York, August 10, 1839, now 
living in Bradford, having large oil interests ; 
children: Delevan, born September 26, 1867; 
Grace Elizabeth, January 27, 1874; Earle 
Caldwell, December 12, 1875; Lewis (2). Au- 
gust 27, 1878. 4. Sarah G., born September, 
1842 ; married Lewis E. Hampsher, born De- 



cember 31, 1843, ^ prominent oil producer, 
now deceased. 

Robert R. Caldwell was educated in the 
public school of Elkhart county, Indiana, be- 
came a farmer, continuing in that county until 
1881. He then moved to Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he became a successful oil pro- 
ducer. Fie was a Republican in politics, an 
attendant of the Presbyterian church, and a 
man highly regarded by all. Children of Rob- 
ert R. and Delilah (Eby) Caldwell, all born in 
Elkhart county, Indiana: i. Sarah Ehzabeth, 
born February 4, 1862, died November 22, 
1866. 2. Margaret, born June 3, 1865, now 
with her mother in Bradford, a loving, cher- 
ished companion ; she is a member of the Pres- 
byterian church and interested in many good 
works. 3. Edmund Robert, born November 22, 
1868, now proprietor of a machine shop and 
foundry in Bradford ; he is unmarried and 
resides at home. 



This is an old German fam- 
AUERHAIM ily name and has a some- 
what peculiar origin. It was 
first spelled Auerhann, named from a bird 
which inhabits the Black Forest of Germany, 
called the "Capercaillie" or "Auerhann." The 
family might have taken its name from an 
ancestor being an unusually successful hunter 
of this winged denizen of the forest, or it 
might have become entangled in the family 
traditions in some other way. 

(I) The family home for the last three gen- 
erations has been in Province of Posen, Prus- 
sia, Germany, where Grandfather Auerhaim 
conducted a grain business and also a hotel. 
He was a staid, sober-minded gentleman, living 
a simple, pious life, and, with his wife, be- 
longed to the Synagogue, which received his 
sincere and hearty support. His racial char- 
acteristics of industry and thrift have descend- 
ed to his posterity and this accounts in great 
measure for their successful business careers. 
He married and had issue: i. Moses M., of 

whom further. 2. Lena, married Gold- 

stecker, a storekeeper of Posen, Prussia. 3. 
Teressa, married and had two children: Celia 
and Dora, both of whom died in California. 

(II) Moses Mordecai, son of Grandfather 
Auerhaim, was born in Kozmin, Province of 
Posen, Prussia, in 181 1, and died there April 
12, 1856. He obtained his education in the 
public schools of his native village and later in 
life followed the business of merchant, having 



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a large and lucrative trade. With his wife he 
was a member of the Orthodox Synagogue. 
lie was twice married, his first wife Sarah, 
•born 1814, died in Prussia, December 25, 1850, 
daughter of Jacob Aerlich, a hotel i)roprietor 
of Kozinin, where he died. Children of first 
marriage, all born in Kozmin, R. U. Posen, 
r^russia, Germany: i. Solomon, of whom fur- 
tiier. 2. Lena, born May .6, 1840, married 
Louis Moses, a cigar manufacturer of lier 
native village, who died in Cincinnati, Ohio; 
she is living in BufYalo ; children : Marcus, 
Selnia, Isadore, Augusta, living in Buffalo ; 
Clara, married Albert Strauss and lives in 
Erie, Pennsylvania : Bertha, I^rances, Samuel, 
Mamie and Teressa, also living in BufYalo. 3. 
Amelia, born 1842, married Morris Herron, 
of Poland, who died in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania : she now lives at Poughkeepsie, New 
"^'ork ; children, all living at Poughkeepsie, 
New York: Bertha, Mollie, married George 
Cohen, in the motion photography business, 
has a child, Harold ; Frances. 4. Yeta, born 

1844, married Michaelski, of Poland, 

now a retired business man of Buffalo; chil- 
dren : Sarah, married a produce dealer and 
lives in Buffalo ; Marcus, married and is in 
the shoe business in Buffalo: Joseph, man- 
ager of the Regal shoe stores in New York 
City, married and has one child : Samuel, pro- 
prietor of a shoe store in Buffalo : Frances, 

married , a bookkeejjer, and 

lives in Buffalo; Clara, a bookkeeper in Buf- 
falo. 5. Bernard, born 1846, married Celia 
Basch ; he emigrated to America, but returned 
to his native country and now lives in the 
Hartz Mountains, where he is a merchant. 
Children of Aloses M. Auerhaim by second 
marriage : 6. Louise, lives in Hamburg, Ger- 
many. 7. Leopold, lives in Posen. Prussia, 
Germany. 

(HI) Solomon, son of Moses ]\Iordecai 
and Sarah (Aerlich) Auerhaim, was born in 
Kozmin. R. B. Posen, Prussia, Germany, No- 
vember 2/. 1838, died in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, December 27, 191 1. His boyhood days 
were spent and his education received in his 
native village. Leaving school he entered the 
dry goods business, beginning at the very bot- 
tom and laying deep, sure and strong the 
foundation on which he was to erect his future 
business career. In 1855 he came to the United 
States, settling in New A'ork City, and engaged 
in cigar manufacturing until 1864, when he 
moved to Petroleum Center, establishing there 



in the dry goods business, lie conducted this 
same line of business in Oil City and Erie, 
Pennsylvania, coming to Bradford in 1881 and 
o]iening a store on Main street. The business 
of which he was the founder has grown until 
it now occupies four floors of the New Auer- 
haim building, which he erected. This build- 
ing is a fine fireproof structure with modern 
ci|uipmcnt, including one of Bradford's few 
elevati;rs. It is a splendid monument to the 
memory of a sincerely mourned citizen, wdio 
through his perseverance, industry and untir- 
ing zeal, built up a large and substantial busi- 
ness at a time when the oil craze was the prin- 
cii)al business interest of the section. He was 
a devoted member of the Reformed Syna- 
gogue, Temple Beth Zion, and his fraternal or- 
der was the Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows. 

He married, in Brooklyn, New York, March 
23, 1862, Fannie Kuntz, born in Dobrzyca, 
R. B. Posen, Prussia, Germany, July 4, 1843, 
daughter of Joseph Kuntz, a baker, born in 
Rushkoff, Prussia, died in Dobrzyca, Janu- 
ary 15, 1877, and Leah (Simon) Kuntz, born 
in 1804, in Dobrzyca, where she died July 19, 
1887. Simon Simon, the father of Leah Si- 
mon, lived to attain the wonderfully great age 
of one hundred and sixteen years, and re- 
ceived recognition from the Royal Court of 
Prussia in the shape of a congratulatory medal 
from the king. Children of Joseph and Leah 
(Simon) Kuntz, all born in Dobrzyca: i. 
Esther, born 1824, died in New York City: 
married Abraham Galla, deceased, a rabbi of 
the Orthodox Synagogue : children : Isadore, a 
musician of New York City; Jacob, a clothier 
in New York City ; one child, deceased. 2. 
Samuel, born 1826, an orchestra leader, died 
in Chicago, Illinois, November 17, 1889; he 
changed his name to Frankenstein, married 
and had issue: Isadore, a merchant tailor of 
Chicago, Illinois; Esther, lives in Reading, 
Pennsylvania ; Samuel, lives in San Francisco, 
California. 3. Celia, born 1834, died in New- 
York City, January 6, 1903 ; married Samuel 
Lobel. a retired merchant from Kozmin, R. 
B. Posen, Prussia, Germany; children: Eli. 
deceased : Isadore, Abraham, Lazarus, Ida. 
Henry, Joseph, Jacob, Teressa, deceased : all 
lived in New York City. 4. Fannie, of previous 
mention. 5. Simon, a merchant tailor, born 
October, 1844, died in Chicago, Illinois, Jan- 
uary 10, 1905; he also changed his name to 
Frankenstein, married Rachel Phillips, living 



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in San Francisco, California; children: Vic- 
tor, a physician of Chicago ; Rudolph, a law- 
yer of Chicago ; Samuel, a salesman ; Harry, a 
salesman ; Ida, lives in San Francisco. 6. Han- 
nah, born 1847, married Samuel Michael, re- 
tired and lives at McKeesport, Pennsylvania; 
children, all living in McKeesport: Joseph, 
Samuel, Rufus, Ida and Esther. 7. Adelaide, 
born 1849, lives in New York City. 8. Bertha, 
born 1853, died in Chicago, Illinois, 1910; 
married Jacob Bosky, engaged in the cloth 
dyeing business at Chicago, Illinois, and had 
five children. Children of Solomon and Fan- 
nie (Kuntz) Auerhaim: i. Selma, born in 
New York City, September, 1863, married, 
March 11, 1890, Aaron Goodman, who died at 
Niagara Falls, New York, June, 191 1 ; he was 
a merchant tailor at Niagara, where his widow 
now lives; child, Leona, born March 23, 1894. 
2. Ida, born in New York City, September 3, 
1865, married, February 27, 1884, in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, Lewis Goldstein, a shoe mer- 
chant of Buffalo, where he died May 7, 1899; 
children : Stella E., born in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, November 30, 1884, married, April 
4, 1909, Irwin Cohen, a surgical chiropodist ; 
Harry, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, March 
30, 1886, died 1887; Joseph H., born in Buf- 
falo, New York, August 6, 1888, graduate of 
Bradford high school and Dickenson Law 
School, resides in Buffalo, New York, a law- 
yer; Harold C, born in Buft'alo, New York, 
January 5, 1892; he is a graduate of Bradford 
high school. 3. Bertha, born in Petroleum 
Center, Pennsylvania, November i, 1866, mar- 
ried, February 4, 1 890, Abraham Cohen, a 
merchant of Kane, Pennsylvania ; children : 
Leona, born November 10, 1891 ; Florence, 
born February, 1901 ; Hyman Joseph, born 
February 18, 1907. 4. Emma, born in Petro- 
Lum Center, Pennsylvania, August 25, 1867, 
married, at Bradford, Pennsylvania, March 
17, 1 891, Isadora Sobel, postmaster at Erie, 
Pennsylvania ; children : Jeffrey, born Janu- 
ary 22, 1893; Norman, born February 15, 
1899; Sidney, born Noyember 27, 1902; Sam- 
uel, died in infancy. 5. Clara, born Petro- 
leum Center, Pennsylvania, August 8, 1872, 
married, at Bradford, Pennsylvania, Novem- 
ber 6, 1894, Lewis Leopold, a clothier at Lock 
Haven, Pennsylvania ; child, Raymond, de- 
ceased. 6. Martin Moses, born in Erie, Penn- 
sylvania, August II, 1874, died September 27, 
1878. 7. Joseph, born in Oil City, Pennsyl- 
vania. September 18, 1876, died in Bradford, 



October 10, 1881. 8. Samuel, born in Oil City, 
Pennsylvania, November 23, 1878, obtained 
his education in the public schools and is a 
graduate of Bradford high school and Bryant 
& Stratton College ; he now conducts the busi- 
ness inherited from his father ; he has attained 
high honors as a Mason, holding the thirty- 
second degree, and has been past high priest 
of Bradford Chapter, No. 260, and past illus- 
trious grand master of Bradford Council, No. 
43 ; his other fraternal order is the Benevolent 
and Protective Order of Elks, Bradford 
Lodge, No. 234, and he also belongs to Zem 
Zem Shrine, Erie, Pennsylvania, Consistory 
of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, and the Brad- 
ford Club. 9. Moses M., born May 6, 1881, 
graduate of Bradford high school and Penn 
State College ; he is conducting in partner- 
ship with his brother, the business of his 
father; his club is the Merchants' Club of 
Bradford, and he is a member of the Masonic 
order, in which he holds the thirty-second de- 
gree, and the Benevolent and Protective Or- 
der of Elks, P.radford Lodge, No. 234. 



The Fredericks of Brad- 
FREDERICK ford, Pennsylvania, de- 
scend from an ancient fam- 
ily of Germany, who may be traced to a re- 
mote period. The progenitor of the branch 
herein traced was Leonard Frederick, born in 
Germany in 1810, died at Millerstown, Penn- 
sylvania, 1891. He came to the United States, 
settled at Millerstown on a farm and spent the 
remainder of his life there ; he married, in Ger- 
many, Elizabeth , born 1814, died 1889, 

at Millerstown. They were both German Lu- 
therans and thrifty industrious people. Chil- 
dren: I. John, of whom further. 2. George, 
born in Germany, now a farmer of Butler 
county, Pennsylvania ; he married Lavinia 
Shackley, died 1907. 3. Catherine, married 
Henry Swaitz, whom she survives, a resident 
of Oiean, New York, with her children. 4. 
Mary, died at Tarentum, Pennsylvania; mar- 
ried George Arnold, also deceased. 5. Eliza- 
beth, married Charles Diver, deceased; she is 
living at Chicora, Pennsylvania. 6. Adam, 
died at Harmony, Butler county, where he fol- 
lowed his trade of shoemaker ; he married 
Hannah Aldinger, who survives him, a resident 
of Chicora. 7. Philip, died at Harmony, Penn- 
sylvania, a shoemaker; he married Roxanna 
Hemphill, now living in Chicora. 8. Christina, 
died in Millerstown ; she married Charles Oes- 



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terling. now a farmer of Chicora. 9. Henry, 
a farmer : liis widow is yet living in Butler 
coimty. 

(II) John, son of Leonard Frederick, was 
born in Germany in 1833, died in July, 1902. 
He was educated in his native land and servetl 
five years in the German army. He came to 
the United States in 1854 and settled at Mil- 
lerstown, Butler county, Pennsylvania, where 
he followed his trade of shoemaker. He en- 
listed in 1861 in Company I, Seventy- fourth 
Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 
serving three years and six months ; he was en- 
gaged with his regiment in the first battle of 
Bull Run, Antietam, the Wilderness, Chancel- 
lorsville, Gettysburg (where he lost a thumb), 
the battles of the Shenandoah campaign and 
many others. After the war he returned to 
Millerstown, where he died ; he was a good 
soldier and an honorable citizen ; he was a 
Reiniblican, and a member of the German Lu- 
theran church. He married Elizabeth Hemp- 
hill, born April 8, 1836, died Decem.ber 23, 
191 1, daughter of Samuel Hemphill, born in 
Scotland, came to the United States, settled 
at Millerstown, Butler county, where he en- 
gaged in farming and died. He married Su- 
sanna Stewart, born in Scotland, died in Mil- 
lerstown. Children of John Frederick, all born 
in Millerstown: i. John H., of whom further. 
2. Adam, born 1863, now a resident of Pleas- 
antville, V^enango county, Pennsylvania ; mar- 
ried and has four children. 3. Charles C, born 
1868, now an oil-well worker living at Oil 
City, Pennsylvania ; married and has two chil- 
dren. 4. Susan, now residing at Normansville, 
Clarion county, Pennsylvania, unmarried. 

(III) John H., son of John Frederick, was 
born in Millerstown, now Chicora, Butler 
county, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1858. He 
was educated in the public school, and after 
finishing his years of study began following the 
oil fields of Butler and McKcan counties. He 
finally in 1881 made permanent settlement in 
Bradford, where he now holds the important 
position of superintendent of the South Penn 
Oil Company ; he is an Independent in politics, 
and a member of the German Lutheran 
church. He is a member of Bradford Lodge, 
No. 334, Free and Accepted Masons ; Chapter 
No. 260, Royal Arch Masons ; Council No. 43, 
Royal and Select Masters : Commandery No 
58, Knights Templar ; Zem Zem Shrine (Erie) ; 
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine ; Tent No. 4, 



Knights of the Macabees, and Lodge No. 411, 
independent Order of Odd Fellows. 

He married, b'cbruary 20, 1878, Sarah .V. 
t'arnahan, born on the home farm near Old 
Stone House, Butler county, Pennsylvania, 
.Vovember 28, i860, but spent her early years 
and attended school in Kittanning, Armstrong 
county, daughter of Thomas Carnahan, and 
granddaughter of Alexander Carnahan, whose 
father came from Ireland. Children of John 
H. and Sarah A. (Carnahan) Frederick: i. 
Mary Magdalene, born June 15, 1879, died 
September 6, 1879. 2. Elizabeth Ann, twin 
of Mary M., died September 8, 1879. 3. 
Charles Thomas, born in Millerstown, Penn- 
sylvania, August 14, 1880, now a foreman in 
the employ of the South Penn Oil Company 
and resides in Ormsby, McKean county ; he 
married, March 2, 1902, Violet Gee; children: 
Helen Sadie, born in Degolia, Pennsylvania, 
June 27, 1903 ; Clifford Iley, born in Ormsby, 
November 29, 1906; John Leonard, born in 
Ormsby, September 22, 1909. 4. Ethel, born 
at Millerstown, August 16, 1881 ; married 
Thomas Frederick Duck, born in Southern 
Pennsylvania, April 14, 1875, now a foreman 
for the South Penn Oil Company, residing at 
Degolia; child, Anna Elizabeth May, born in 
Bradford, March 20, 1907. 

(The Carnahan Linei. 

(I) .Alexander Carnahan was born 1806, 
died near Muddy Creek, Pennsylvania, No- 
vember, 1858. He was a stone mason and 
followed that trade all his active years. He 
married Elizabeth Anderson, born near Muddy 
Creek in 181 1, died 1857. Ten children: i. 
Washington, died in Butler, Pennsylvania, 
and followed the trade of his father, stone 
mason ; he married Melissa Davis, who died 
in Kittanning; children: Josephine, Elizabeth, 
Prush, Margaret, Abigail, Samuel and 
Thomas. 2. Thomas, of whom further. 3. 
Mary, deceased ; married John Moore, of Tar- 
entum, Pennsylvania. 4. Samuel, deceased ; 
was a stone mason and resided in Butler 
county, Pennsylvania : he married Margaret 
Mangel, born in France ; children : Mary, Jo- 
seph, Catherine. Adalaide, Arthur and Claude. 
5. Phoebe, deceased ; married Joseph Tait, at 
one time a wholesale liquor dealer of Bradford, 
now deceased, no issue. 6. Nancy, died in 
Colorado; married (first) George Hagen, 
(second) Joseph Sanderville from Mexico; 



ALLEGHENY VALLEY 



ciiildren : David, by first husband and Julia 
by second husband, now living in California. 
7. Betty, born in Millerstown, Pennsylvania; 
married Prush Double, a farmer; children: 
Zephenia, Mary, Sarah, James, Thomas, Ella, 
Arthur and Anna. 8. Catherine, now residing 
at Millerstown, Pennsylvania, unmarried. 9. 
Sarah, married and lives on a farm near 
Petersburg; has children. 10. James, a stone 
mason, now living at Parker's Landing, Penn- 
sylvania ; married Julia Naulder ; children : 
Rose, Ella and Frederick. 

(II) Thomas, second son of Alexander 
Carnahan, was born in Westmoreland county, 
Pennsylvania, March 4, 1833, died in Seattle, 
Washington, December 25, 1905. After his 
marriage he settled on a farm in Armstrong 
county, late in life moving to Seattle. He mar- 
ried Mary Ann Double, of German ancestry, 
born near Muddy Creek, Pennsylvania, August 

1, 1837, who survives him, a resident of Seat- 
tle. Twelve children: i. James W., born at 
Conneautville, Pennsylvania, 1856, died 1858. 

2. Jane, born in Butler county, January, 1858; 
married Michael Gamble and resides in Tar- 
entum ; children: Samuel, William, Arthur, 
Laura, Sarah, Mary, Edith, Joseph, Charles, 
Ernest, Clarence. 3. Sarah A., of previous 
mention, married John H. Frederick. 4. Jo- 
seph, born at Old Stone HousCj Butler county. 
October, 1862; he married (first) Ruth 
Shreves, of Kansas, (second) Bertha Hill: 
children of first wife: Ellsworth, Frederick, 
Ralph ; by second wife : Cronjie and Ruby : Jo- 
seph is a bricklayer, residing in Sarver. 5. 
Mary Prusha, born near Kittanning, Pennsyl- 
vania, November 4, 1865; married (first) Hilt 
Miller, (second) John Williammee ; children 
of first husband: Ida May, Iva Jane, Charles 
Thomas and Ethel Matilda ; children of sec- 
ond husband : Gertrude, deceased, and Willa. 
6. William, born near Kittanning, February, 
1867, now an oil well worker living in Bridge- 
port, Illinois ; he married Mardie Boher, of 
Millerstown, four children. 7. John, born near 
Kittanning, April, 1869, now a farmer of Bol- 
ton, California ; has family. 8. Zephenia, born 
August 10. 1871, now a fruit grower near 
Seattle, Washington; he married (first) Marj' 

, of Kansas; (second) Clara ; 

children by first marriage: Earl, born 1897, 
and Erma, born 1899. 9. Samantha, born 
April 22, 1874, now a fruit grower of Seattle; 
he married Melten Case, of Kansas, six chil- 
dren. ID. Matilda, born June 28. 1877; mar- 



ried Charles Case, of Kansas, now engaged in 
fruit growing at Seattle, no issue. 11. Charles 
Thomas, born February 7, 1880, died 1881. 12. 
Alichael, born August 6, 1882, now a hardware 
merchant of Cotton, California; he married 
Lizzie , and has four children. 



The first an- 
DOWREY-FITZGERALD cestor of this 

branch of the 
Dowrey family of whom we have any record 
is William Dowrey, a master mechanic of Scot- 
land, who emigrated to the United States, set- 
tling in Mason City, West Columbia county, 
Ohio, where he died in 1854. His political 
preference was strongly Democratic, and in 
religious faith he was a Presbyterian. He was 
a member of the Masonic order, having at- 
tained the Knight Templar degree. He married 

Agnes , born in Scotland, died 1892, at 

the very remarkable age of one hundred and 
three years, four months and fourteen days. 
She was graduated from the medical college in 
Dundee, Scotland, with the degree of M. D.. 
and for thirty-three years subsequent to her 
husband's death she practiced medicine in the 
city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Children: i. James, 
of whom further. 2. John, born and died in 
Scotland ; he was a traveling salesman ; mar- 
ried and had a family. 3. Daniel, a traveling 
salesman, born and died in Scotland. 4. Ellen, 
born in Scotland, died in Cincinnati ; married 
William Howard, a clerk in a mercantile 
house : children : Mary, born in Cincinnati, 
where she lives; Edward, born in Cincinnati, 
where he lives. 5. Jane, born in Scotland ; de- 
ceased ; married William Sloan, a mechanic of 
Scotland ; son Thomas, lives in Cincinnati. 

(II) James, son of William and Agnes 
Dowrey, was born in Scotland, 1818, died in 
Plummerville, Pennsylvania, October 22, 1864. 
He attended the public schools of his native 
country and was graduated from an advanced 
school in the city of Dundee, Scotland. In this 
city he also served his apprenticeship at the 
trade which he later followed, becoming an 
expert machinist and master mechanic. In 
1837 he emigrated to the United States and 
pursuing his trade made the first set of drilling 
tools that were manufactured in Franklin. 
Pennsylvania. During the civil war he was 
drafted, but was granted exemption because 
of his age. He married, at Harrisville, Penn- 
sylvania, Martha McCoy, born in Harrisville 
in 1818, died in Coyleville. Butler county, Penn- 



I'1':\XSV[.\ AXIA 



-ylvania, April (), 1890, dauglucr of Thomas 
McCoy, ilied in 1874. He settled on three 
iuindred and sixty acres of land in Harrisville, 
on which he built a sawmill and a gristmill, 
to which the inhabitants of all the country 
around brought their timber to be made into 
workable lumber and their grain to be made 
into edible meal and flour. lie fought in the 
second war with England in 1812 and all 
throughout the war was statiimed at Fort Erie, 
IVnnsylvania. He and his wife were Presby- 
terians, but at the age of seventy-two she be- 
came a follower of Catholicism. He married 
fane Parks, born in Ireland, died in Harris- 
ville, Pennsylvania, in 1868. Children: i. 
Eleanor, born at Harrisville, deceased, mar- 
ried Cieorge Reed, deceased, who was a 
farmer ; they had several children. 2. Mary, 
born and died at Harrisville, Pennsylvania ; 

married Dunlap, native of the same 

town; they had two sons, Samuel and . 

3. Parks, a farmer, born and died in Harris- 
\ ille, Pennsylvania : married Sarah Taylor and 
had several children. 4. Sarah, born and died 
at Grove City, Mercer county, Pennsylvania ; 
married a farmer and had children. 5. Julia, 
born and died at Grove City. Pennsylvania; 
married John Dougherty, a farmer, and had 
a large .'^amily. 6. Hugh, born and died at 

Grove City, Pennsylvania : married 

— , deceased, and had two children. 7. 

Jane, bom and died in Grove City, unmar- 
ried. 8. Martha, of previous mention. Chil- 
dren of James and Martha (McCoy) Dowrey: 
I. Agnes J., of whom further. 2. William 
Taylor, born in Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1847, died 
April 6, 1908; a merchant: he married Eliza- 
beth Scott, of Fort Scott, Pennsylvania, who 
lives at Grand Junction with her three chil- 
dren: Martha, Richard and Scott. 3. Thomas, 
born January 5, 1850. died in Hamilton. Ohio, 
N'ovember 17, iyo8: he followed the oil busi- 
ness, was a traveling salesman and belonged to 
the Masonic order, holding the degree of 
Knight Templar ; married Agnes Hewlings : 
children: Maud, a resident of Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania; Mary, a resident of Joplin. 
Missouri ; Margaret ; Alice, lives with her 
mother in Ohio; Robert, lives with his mother 
in Ohio, 4. .Anna, born in Indianapolis, 1852; 
married Patrick H. McBride, a contractor of 
Coyleville, Pennsylvania ; children : Harry and 
Edith, both living in Butler, Pennsylvania. 5. 
Emma, born in Pomeroy. Ohio. 1854 ; married 
Ogg Johnson, a farmer and collector of taxes 



in Chandlers X'alley, Pennsylvania, where they 
now live; child, Margie, married Mil- 
ler, a mechanic of Corry, Pennsylvania. (>. 
Elizabeth, born in Mason City, West Colum- 
bia county, Pennsylvania, 1855; married Jo- 
sei^li Redd, an oil pum])er of Butler county, 
Pennsylvania, now living in Pittsburgh: they 
have live children. 7. George, born \S^C). died 
1872. 

(IIJ) .\gnes J., daughter of James and 
Martha (McCoy) Dowrey, was born in Har- 
risville, Butler county, Pennsylvania, March 
ly, 1845, where she was educated in the public 
schools. She is a member of the Bradford 
Mutual Benefit Association and a Roman 
Catholic in religion. She married, October 22, 
1864. in Ellicottville, New York, Robert Fitz- 
gerald, born in Rochester, New York, August 
27, 1842, died November 4, 1909. When he 
was but sixteen years of age he was employed 
in a freight house at Toledo, Ohio, and for two 
years held a position with the steamship com- 
pany owning the boats plying between Buf- 
falo and Duluth. When the oil discoveries 
were making Pennsylvania the cynosure of the 
financial world, he caught the fever and pros- 
pected in Plumer, Pit Hole, Rouseville, Pe- 
trolia and other localities in the region in 
which the strikes were being made, but with 
only moderate success. In 1881 he moved to 
Four Mile. New York, where he remained 
until 1891. while there forming the Howe Oil 
Company, which from the date of its corpora- 
tion has proved a remarkable financial success. 
On May 6. 1909, Mr. Fitzgerald moved to 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, where his death oc- 
curred. Children of Robert and .Agnes J. 
(Dowrey) Fitzgerald: i. Martha .A.gnes, born 
in Plumer, Venango county, Pennsylvania, 
July 30, 1865; married Henry Johnson, of 
Youngsville, Warren county, Pennsylvania, a 
farmer; children: Edna, born 1891; Herbert, 
born 1895; Agatha, born 1901. 2. Robert, 
born April 15, 1869, at Plumer, Pennsylvania: 
an oil operator of Tulsa, Oklahoma ; married 
Margaret Currens, of Montreal, Canada : chil- 
dren : Robert, born 1900; Margaret, born .Au- 
gust 3, 1904. 3. William J., born at Petro- 
leum Center, Venango county, Penn.sylvania, 
August 25, 1873; married Catherine Franks, 
of State Line, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, 
and lives at Knapp Creek, Pennsylvania, where 
he follows the business of oil operator: chil- 
dren: John, born 1900; Leo, born 1902; Rob- 
ert, born 1906; .'Kgnes, 1908; James. T911. 4. 



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ALLEGHENY VALLEY 



Nellie AL, born May lo, 1876, at the town for- 
merly called Millerstown, Pennsylvania; mar- 
ried John W. Johnson. 5. Margaret, born at 
Four Mile, Cattaraugus county, New York, 
August 18, 1883; she married Arthur Ash, a 
native Canadian, who was graduated from 
Queens Medical College, Kingston, Canada, 
with the degree of M. D. ; he then specialized 
in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat at 
the Manhattan Institute of New York City, 
and is now a recognized authority on this sub- 
ject: he lives at Weehawken, New Jersey; 
children : Frances Agnes, born 1905 ; William, 
born 1907: Gordon, born 1910. 

Robert Fitzgerald, father of Robert Fitz- 
gerald, was born in Ireland in 1810, died in 
EUicottville, New York, in 1878. He emigrated 
to the United States and made his home in 
Rochester. New York, where he carried on a 
large and profitable contracting business. He 
married Ellen Coughlan, born in Ireland, died 
in EUicottville, 1893. Children: i. Robert, of 
previous mention. 2. John, born in Roches- 
ter, New York, 1844, died in EUicottville, 
about 1900, unmarried; was a merchant. 3. 
Michael, born in EUicottville ; never married. 
4. Mary, married Albert Monroe, of Massa- 
chusetts, a retired oil operator of Ohio; chil- 
dren : Ellen, born in Petrolia, lives in Ohio ; 
George, born in Petrolia, lives with parents. 5. 
Ellen, born in EUicottville, 1850: married Cor- 
nelius Moynahan, died in 1910; he was a stone 
mason by trade and served through the civil 
war attaining the rank of captain ; children : 
John R., lives in Philadelphia ; Cornelius, lives 
in Buffalo; James, lives in Buffalo; Henry, 
lives in Buffalo; Daniel, lives in Jamestown, 
New York. 6. Margaret, born in EUicottville, 
1852; married Thomas Kelly, of Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, a contractor and operator of 
Findlay, Ohio; children: Thomas, Ethel and 
Margaret. 

The Sutton family 
SUTTON-PROSSER are of English line- 
age and are found 
seated in that country through many centuries. 
The first of this branch of the family to settle 
in the L^nited States was Elihu Sutton, born in 
England, settled on a farm at Sparta, New 
York, with his wife Eliza. They lived and 
died there; she in 1843, aged seventy-five 
years. He was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church and a Whig in politics. Their 
children, all born in Sparta, New York: i. 



John, of whom further. 2. David, married 
Polly Dieter, both deceased ; their children : 
William, Wilson, David, died young; David 
(2), George and May; all deceased except 
David (2), who resides in Scottsburg, New 
York, and Mary, who lives in Livingston 
county, New York. 3. Abigail, died in Sparta ; 
married David Kuhn : their children : Mary, of 
Sparta ; John, of Potter county, Pennsylvania ; 
Simon, deceased ; Eliza, of Sparta ; Margaret, 
of Sparta ; Lucinda, deceased ; Elizabeth, de- 
ceased ; Jonathan and William, both living in 
Sparta. 

(II) John, eldest child of Elihu Sutton, was 
born in Sparta, New York, in 1803, died there 
March 22, 1877. He received a public school 
education, learned the blacksmith's trade and 
carried on that business in connection with 
farming all his life. He was a Republican and 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
He married, in 1836, Sarah Hoffman, born in 
Milton, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, 
February 25, 1816, died at Sparta, April, 1881. 
She was a Methodist. Her father, John Hoff- 
man, was born near Bremen, Germany, died in 
Sparta. He emigrated to the United States 
and settled in Sparta, New York, where he 
prospered, owning two good farms. He mar- 
ried Mary Kline, whose brother David was a 
school teacher in Milton, Pennsylvania. Her 
sister Elizabeth married Adam Smith, of Mil- 
ton, and died in Sparta ; another sister, Susan, 
married Henry Shaffer, also from Milton. 
Children of John Sutton, all born in Sparta, 
New York: i. Mary Cordelia, of further men- 
tion. 2. Lucy Ann, born 1840, died 1855. 3. 
George, born 1842, died 1844. 4. Lamira, born 
1843, married Joseph Steffey, of Dansville, 
New York, and resides on the old Sparta 
homestead : their children : Sarah, born Feb- 
ruary 14, 1871, died in Groveland, New York, 
in 191 1 ; John, resides in Sparta, unmarried; 
Josephine, married a Mr. Jackson. 5. Frances 
Elizabeth, born February 11, 1849; married 
(first) Wilbur N. Corwin, deceased, leaving 
Grace J., born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Au- 
gust 24, 1884, married Vernon Drake and has 
Wilbur A., born December 16, 1902; married 
(second) Robert George. 6. John, born 1851. 
died 1867, of diphtheria, which dread disease 
carried off four of the family in the same year. 
7. William, born 1854, died 1867. 8. Caroline, 
born 1858, died 1867. 9. Jesse, born 1861, died 
1867. 

(III) Mary Cordelia, eldest child of John 




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Sutton, was born in Sparta, New York, De- 
cember 25, 1838. She was educated in the 
pubhc schools and at Mount Pleasant Acad- 
emy. After completing her studies she re- 
turned home, remaining until her marriage. 
She is an attendant of the Methodist Episcopal 
church of Bradford, and a member of tlie 
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Union Veteran Le- 
gion. She married Lorenzo Barton Prosser, 
born in Clarksville, New York, March 3, 1835, 
died February 27, 1909, aged seventy-three 
years, eleven months, twenty-four days. 

Mr. Prosser received his education in the 
public schools of Clarksville. He decided upon 
the profession of law, but after a course of 
reading and study of Blackstone he settled 
down to a life devoted to agriculture. He 
moved to Bradford when still a young man, 
and during his long life there held many town 
offices. He was assessor, collector of taxes, 
constable and held other offices of lesser impor- 
tance. He made a fine record during the civil 
war. He was mustered into the service of the 
United States at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 
May 30, 1861, as a sergeant in Company I, 
First Regiment of Rifles Pennsylvania Reserve 
Volunteers (the famous "Bucktail" Regiment, 
so called from each soldier wearing in his hat 
the tail of a deer) for a term of three years, 
and was discharged June 11, 1864, at Harris- 
burg, on expiration of term of service, having 
served ''honestly and faithfully" as his dis- 
charge testified. He saw hard service, this 
regiment being one of the hard-fought regi- 
ments of the Army of the Potomac. He par- 
ticipated in various important battles, among 
them Draincsville, Harrisonburg, Antietam, 
Fredericksburg, Slaughter Mountain, Gettys- 
burg, Mine Run, Catlett Station, Bristol Sta- 
tion, and all the engagements in the Wilder- 
ness campaign. At Fredericksburg, Virginia, 
he was taken prisoner, and was taken to Libby 
Prison, Richmond, Virginia, where he was 
held for three months before exchange. Dur- 
ing his long service Sergeant Prosser never re- 
ceived or asked for a furlough, his service be- 
ing continuous. 

After the war Mr. Prosser purchased a farm 
at Mineral Run, Pennsylvania, on which he 
lived for about one year. At the beginning of 
the oil strikes he returned to Bradford, where 
he purchased another farm, and also engaged 
in the production of oil. This Bradford farm 
was his home during the remainder of his life 



with the exception of three years spent in Ne- 
braska, where he took up a (juarter section 
under the homestead laws, which he sold later 
and returned to Bradford. He was a member 
of the Masonic order and past master of 
Bradford Lodge, No. 334. Children of Lor- 
enzo Barton and Mary Cordelia (Sutton) 
Prosser: i. Myrtie Marion, born in Bradford, 
August 9, 1865, died August 12, 1870. 2. John 
Eldridge, born in Bradford, November 27, 
1868; now an oil producer; resides with his 
mother in care of the Prosser estate ; he is un- 
married. 3. Grace May, born in New Lexing- 
ton. Nebraska, May 20, 1876; married Wesley 
y\llen, a native of Tennessee, and now resides 
at Alma, New York, twelve miles south of 
r.ufl^alo; no issue. 

Lorenzo Barton Prosser was the son of 
the Rev. Holden Prosser, who was born in 
Connecticut, going from there to Clarksville, 
New York, and thence coming to Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, where he died in March, 1879. 
He was an ordained minister of the Baptist 
church and a tireless worker in his Master's 
cause. Pie married Penelope 'Satterlee, born 
in Munda, New York, died in 1879, aged sixty 
years. Their children were: i. Fannie, born in 
Clarksville, New York, died in Savona, New 
York: married Cornelius Storms, deceased, of 
Bradford. 2. Lorenzo, now a resident of Sa- 
vona. 3. Mary, deceased. 4. Millard, resides 
in Nebraska. 5. Charles, resides in Savona. 6. 
Minnie, resides in Savona. 7. Holden Levi, 
born December 5, 1832, in Locke, Cayuga 
county. New York : he was a carriage maker 
by occupation ; he enlisted in the service of the 
ITnited States, July 15, 1862, in Company H, 
Nineteenth Iowa Volunteers, and died August 
4. 1864, in the hospital at Vicksburg, Missis- 
sippi, aged thirty-two years; he married, July 
6, 1858, at Farmington, Lee county, Iowa, 
Mary Elizabeth Eager, born April 9, 1837, in 
the town of Kirtland, Ohio, daughter of Lewis 
and Mary Eager, the ceremony was performed 
by the Rev. Goldwin, of Farmington : chil- 
dren : i. Mary Adella, born June 14, 1859, in 
Keosauqua, Van Buren county, Iowa, married, 
April 9, 1886, Louis Satterlee, and has chil- 
dren : Levi H. and Clara L. Satterlee ; ii. Clara 
Elizabeth, born June 23, 1861, in Keosauqua, 
Iowa, married, April 16, 1896, William Gil- 
bert, and their children are Mary E. and Mar- 
jorie E. Gilbert. 8. Lorenzo Barton, of pre- 
vious mention. 9. Lafayette, born in Bradford, 



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ill 1844, (lied 1889; married Myra Seward, of 
Bradford, deceased. 10. Emily, deceased. 11. 
Lncina, died young. 



Tliis ancient family which 
MURPHY from its original home in the 

Green Isle has sent many of 
its members to render valuable assistance in 
the development of our industries, is repre- 
sented in Custer City, Pennsylvania, by Tim- 
othy B. Murphy, one of the most progressive 
and prosperous business men of that com- 
munity. The history of Mr. Murphy's family 
is traced through the following generations : 

(I) Timothy Murphy, born in county Cork, 
Ireland, where he passed his entire life as a 

farmer. He married Callahan, a native 

of Fernoy, county Cork, and two children were 
born to them : Patrick, of whom further ; Mar- 
garet, born in 1829, married Patrick Golden, 
like herself a native of county Cork, and emi- 
grated to the United States, where her husband 
found employment at railroad work. Two of 

their six children Daniel and Ellen 

, are not\' living in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Mr. and Mrs. Golden, both of whom are de- 
ceased, were members of the Roman Catholic 
church. Timothy Murphy and his wife were 
of the same, communion, and died at Fernoy, 
county Cork, Ireland. 

(II) Patrick, son of Timothy and 

(Callahan) Murphy, was born in 1827, in Ire- 
land. He lived for a time in Wales, and in 
1 861 emigrated to the United States, settling 
in Wilcox, Elk county, Pennsylvania, where 
he was employed by different railroads, help- 
ing to build the Erie branch from Carlton to 
Blount Alton. In 1867 he recrossed the ocean 
( his wife having died the year before in Ire- 
land) and returned with his two sons. He 
afterward went to Minnesota, still working as 
a railroad employe, and subsequently removed 
to Custer City, where he lived for twenty 
years. He was a Democrat, and a member of 
the Roman Catholic church. He married, in 
Ireland, Margaret Barry, born in 1828, in 
county Cork, where both her parents were 
born and died. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy were 
the parents of two sons : Timothy B., of whom 
further ; James, born in 1864, in Wales, died 
on Ward's Island, New York, having contract- 
ed a fever on shipboard while his father was 
bringing him to this country. The mother of 
these two sons died in 1866 in Ireland. Like 
her husband she was a member of the Roman 



Catholic church. Mr. Murphy married (sec- 
ond) Mrs. Mary Wall, by whom he had no 
children. He died May 16, 1897, at Big 
Shanty, Pennsylvania, where he had at one 
time lived. 

(Ill) Timothy B.. son of Patrick and Mar- 
garet (Barry) Murphy, was born April 8, 
1862, in Wales, where his parents lived for 
several years, his father being employed as a 
coke manufacturer of Wilcox, Pennsylvania. 
Timothy B. Murphy obtained his education in 
the public schools, the father and son lived in 
various places until the former married a sec- 
ond time. Timothy B. Murphy was then 
thrown on his own resources and accordingly 
found employment at the oil business to which, 
with commendable pluck and perseverance, he 
steadily adhered, gaining as the years went 
by not pecuniary profit alone, but much val- 
uable experience, and building up a reputation 
for ability and integrity which laid the foun- 
dation of his success. He came to Custer City 
when that place was in its infancy and was 
called Shep's Crossing, and as the result of 
a long period of wisely directed enterprise is 
now, as an oil producer, at the head of a large 
and lucrative business. In addition to this he 
has interests of considerable magnitude in the 
Pennsylvania Mutual and the Metropolitan 
Insurance companies. In politics Mr. Murphy 
is an Independent, holding himself aloof from 
partisanship, but giving his vote and influence 
to the man whom he deems best fitted for the 
office. Like his ancestors he is a member of 
the Roman Catholic church. 

Mr. Murphy married, January 19, 1898, 
Ellen C. Sullivan (see Sullivan III), and they 
are the parents of two children : Frederic, born 
October 15, 1901 ; Helen, born August 7, 1902. 
Both were born in Bradford and attended 
school in Custer City. 

(The SuUivan Line). 

(I) James Sullivan, grandfather of Mrs. 
Ellen C. (Sullivan) Murphy was born in 1800 
in county Kerry, Ireland, died in 1870 in Gen- 
esee, New York. He married Margaret Lake, 
born in 1791 in Ireland, and died in 1881 in 
Wellsville, Ne\v York. Their children were: 
I. James, deceased: was a farmer; married 
Bridget Cavanagh, from Coudersport, Penn- 
sylvania, and their children, the eldest now of 
Olean, New York, and the others of Rou- 
lette, Pennsylvania, were : Mary, James, Tim- 
othy, Ellen, Margaret, Michael. 2. Michael, of 
whom further. 3. Ellen, married Morris Con- 



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over, a grocer of W'ellsville, New York, and 
died there, leaving Thomas, Patrick and Nel- 
He, all of that place, and another daughter, 
Mary, of Pradford, Pennsylvania. 4. Ann, 
married Patrick Shannon, a farmer of Rou- 
lette, Pennsylvania, where they both died, leav- 
ing a son, John, of East Hebron, Potter 
county, Pennsylvania, and a daughter, Ellen, 
of Roulette. 5. Thomas, deceased, was a rail- 
road employe of Wellsville, New York; mar- 
ried Kate Furlong from Coudersport, Penn- 
sylvania, and left John, Thomas and Alary, of 
that place, a daughter, Margaret, of Buffalo, 
New York, and a son, Michael, of Hornclls- 
ville, New York. 6. John, a farmer of Gen- 
esee, New York ; married Mary Durkin, a na- 
tive of Ireland, and their children are: Annie 
and Nellie, of Buffalo, New York ; Mary, of 
Texas, and James and Michael, of Genesee. 

(II) Michael, son of James and Margaret 
(Lake) Sullivan, was born May 13, 1827, in 
county Kerry, Ireland. In 1851 he emigrated 
to the United States and is now a farmer of 
Roulette, Pennsylvania. He married Ellen 
Callahan, born December 25, 1832, in county 
Kerry, died April 29, 1911. Mr. and Mrs. Sul- 
livan were the parents of the following chil- 
dren: I. Margaret, born January 15, 1853, in 
Coudersport, near Roulette ; married Henry 
Bannister, from Wellsville, New York, now a 
contractor and oil producer of Washington, 
Pennsylvania, and has two children : Irene, 
born October 18, 1887, and Helen, born July 
28, 1889. 2. John, born April 7, 1854, in Cou- 
dersport, now a stone mason of Roulette ; 
married Kate Young, from North Hortons, 
Pennsylvania, and has four children : Robert, 
William, Thomas and Mabel, all living in Cos- 
tello. Potter county, Pennsylvania. 3. Joanna, 
born May 28, 1856, in Coudersport; married 
the late Benjamin Ongerham, an oil ganger 
from Lima, Ohio, and has had two children : 
Florence, deceased, and Benjamin, born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1895, now living with his mother in 
Roulette. 4. Alary, born November 16, 1858, 
in Roulette ; married Frank Frantz from Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, now a contractor of Rou- 
lette, and their children are : Lee, Florence, 
Edith, Raymond, I^leanor. 5. James, born Oc- 
tober II, 1859, in Roulette, now a stone mason 
of that place ; married Bessie Mahon. from 
Costello, Pennsylvania and their children are : 
Mary, wife of P. Myers, of Roulette; Eliza- 
beth, wife of Edward Cock, of Kansas; Grace, 
wife of Thomas CuUen, of Roulette ; and Flor- 



ence and Maude, of the same place. 6. Michael, 
born September 26, i860, in Roulette, now a 
stone mason of Olean, New York, unmarried. 
7. Thomas, born October 26, 1861, in Roulette, 
a stone mason of Bogalusa, Louisiana, unmar- 
ried. 8. Ellen C, of whom further. 9. Cather- 
ine, born .August 30, 1864, in Roulette; mar- 
ried Michael Fitzsimmons from Sartwell, Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania, now a contractor 
and lumberman of Roulette, and their children 
are : Harold, Howard, Homer, Albert, Marie, 
John, Edna, Roderick. 10. Edith, born July 
12, 1865, at Roulette; married Elmer White, a 
civil engineer of that place, who died at New- 
port News, leaving the following children, w ho 
live with their mother in Roulette : Louise, 
born October 27, 1892; Marjorie, September 
19, 1893; Ronald, September 18, 1895; Ruth, 
June 12, 1897; Elmer, born May 6, 1898. 11. 
Florence, born November 26, 1867; married 
William Williams from Franklinville, Hunt- 
ingdon county, Pennsylvania, now a real es- 
tate agent of Buffalo, New York. 12. Edward,, 
born August 3, 1869, in Roulette, where he is 
now a stone mason; married Katie Eymer, of 
that place, and they have one child, Raymond. 

(HI) Ellen C, eighth child of Michael and 
Ellen (Callahan) Sullivan, was born Novem- 
ber 20, 1862, in Roulette, Potter county, Penn- 
sylvania. She received her education in the 
public schools of Port Allegany, McKean 
county, of the same state, and became the wife 
uf Timothy B. Murphy (see Murphy HI). 



This family name is well known 
MORRIS and highly honored in both 
England and America. In this 
country Robert (2) Morris, "the financier of 
the revolution," son of Robert ( i ) Morris, 
was born in London, 1734, died in America in 
1806. He was brought by his father to Amer- 
ica in 1734, and settled first in Maryland, later 
in Philadelphia. He is not connected with 
the Anthony Morris family of Philadelphia, 
nor with the Massachusetts family of Lieu- 
tenant Edward Morris. Robert Morris was a 
member of the continental congress, signer of 
the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and 
during the revolution gave the government the 
full benefit of his credit ; he was also a member 
of the first constitutional convention and the 
first United States senate. 

(I) Lieutenant Edward Morris, son of 
Thomas and Grissie (Hewsome) Morris, was 
born in Nazing, Essex county, England, .\u- 



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gust, 163 — , died September 14, 1689. His 
grave, the oldest one in Windham county, Con- 
necticut, is marked by a stone inscribed : "Here 
lies buried the body of Lieutenant Edward 
Morris, deceased September 14, 1689." He 
came to the American colonies settling at Rox- 
bury, Massachusetts, where he was constable, 
selectman 1674 to 1687, and representative 
1677 to 1687. He later was one of the early 
settlers of Woodstock, Connecticut, where he 
was the first military officer, a selectman and 
a leader among the early settlers. He mar- 
ried Grace Belt, September 20, 1655. Chil- 
dren, all born in Roxbury, Massachusetts : 
Isaac, Edward (2), Grace, Ebenezer, Eliza- 
beth, Margaret, Samuel, of whom further ; 
Martha. 

(H) Samuel, son of Lieutenant Edward 
Morris, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 
April 19, 1671, died at "Myanexit Farm," in 
Thompson, Cennecticut, January 9, 1745. He 
bought from Governor Dudley a large tract of 
land in Connecticut, lying along the Myanexit 
or Quinebaug river, on which he settled. He 
became of great prominence in that section 
and was greatly respected and obeyed by the 
Indians. He married (first) Mehitable Mayo, 
died in Roxbury, February 8, 1703, aged thir- 
ty-three years, daughter of John and Hannah 

(Graves) Mayo; (second) Dorothy — , 

died July 28, 1742. Children by first wife, all 
born in Roxbury, Massachusetts; Samuel (2), 
of whom further; Benjamin, born October 18, 
1696; Mehitable, June 25, 1698; Rebecca, Sep- 
tember 15, 1699; Hannah, November 9, 1700; 
Dorothy, February 7, 1702: Prudence, Janu- 
ary 31, 1703. Child of second wife: Abigail, 
born February 1704 or 1705. 

(Ill) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Mor- 
ris, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Au- 
gust 13, 1695. He succeeded his father at 
"Myanexit Farm," and established business as 
a trader, buying up produce and exchanging it 
in Boston. He married Abigail Bragg, their 
intentions being published September 7, 1728. 
Children: Mehitable, died young; Samuel, 
born March 18, 1731, a revolutionary soldier, 
married Hannah Child; Mehitable, died aged 
nineteen years; Henry born April 18, 1734, a 
revolutionary soldier, married Hannah Friz- 
zell, had sons, Samuel, born 1774, and Simeon; 
John, born September 5, 1735, married Re- 
iiecca Gore; Lemuel, of whom further; Anne, 
born March 11, 1739, married James Bugber ; 
William, born November 28, 1740, a revolu- 



tionary soldier, married Sarah Bowman ; Abi- 
gail, born April 29, 1742, married Ebenezer 
Lillie ; Susanna, born September i, 1743 ; Lieu- 
tenant Edward, born August 19, 1745, married 
Dorcas Corbin; Elizabeth, born May 16, 1747; 
Hannah, twin of Elizabeth, married Daniel 
Marcy; Lucretia, baptized June 4, 1749. 

(IV) Lemuel, son of Samuel (2) Morris, 
was born July 29, 1737. He married Lydia 
Wilkinson and had a son Samuel (3). 

(V) Samuel (3), probably son of Lemuel 
Morris, was born about 1767, died 1858. When 
only a boy he served in the revolutionary war. 
It is not possible to state which of the sons of 
Samuel (2) Morris was his father, but the 
strongest belief is that he was a son of Lem- 
uel and that his birth date was 1767. His rev- 
olutionary service must have been very slight 
and only such as a boy of twelve or fifteen 
years could perform. He settled in Ontario 
county. New York. He married, and among 
his children was a son Simeon Mills, of whom 
further. 

(VI) Simeon Mills, son of Samuel Morris, 

was born in , Massachusetts, 1787, died 

in 1865. He was a farmer and after reaching 
manhood settled at Springwater, Ontario 
county. New York, and later at Mill Grove in 
the same county. He moved afterward to 
Pennsylvania, purchasing a farm at Toad Hol- 
low, now South Bradford, which he cultivated 
until his death. He married Louise McCrea, 
born in New England in 1797, died at Toad 
Hollow, now South Bradford, Pennsylvania, 

1872, a relative of the unfortunate Jane ]\Tc- 
Crea who was murdered by the Indians during 
the revolution. They were both members of 
the Methodist Episcopal church, Simeon M. 
Morris being an exhorter. Children: i. Will- 
iam Schuyler, of whom further. 2. Emmeline, 
born at Mill Grove, New York, October, 181 7, 
died at Toad Hollow, November, 1879, mar- 
ried Lyman Imus, of New England; had chil- 
dren: i. Amanda Lyman, born 1838, died 1873, 
unmarried, ii. Mary Melissa, born 1840, died 

1873, married David Brown, who survives her, 
a resident of Clare county. New York; child: 
Eveline, born April, i860, married a Mr. Keck, 
deceased, iii. James, born September 13, 
1842, now living in Warren, Pennsylvania, 

married Lily . iv. Francis .\bner, born 

September 1847, now residing at Jamestown, 
New York, married and has children : Ade- 
line, Clarence and Francis Abner (2). v. 
Charlotte Louise, born February 10, 1857. 3. 



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3' 



Diircy, burn in Alill Grove, New York, March 
19, 1819, died May 1882, married in 1842 

David Degolia, born , died January 12, 

1895, bad children: i. Sylvester, born August, 

1843, married Julia Storms, has children: a. 
Elva, born July 13, 1872. b. Earl, August 27, 
1875, married Flora Long; child: Margaret, 
born May 2, 1906. c. Caroline, born 1877, 
died 1882. d. Ruth, October, 1883, married L. 
Bassage. ii. Samuel Morris, born July, 1845, 
died September 30, 191 1, in Wisconsin, was 
twice married and had a son Charles, iii. Wil- 
ber Fisk, born December, 1847, died 1893, '" 
Florida ; married Lucy Jacobs ; son Miles, born 
1871, died 1905. 4. Sally, born 1821, died 
April 13, 1839/ 

(VII) William Schuyler, son of Simeon 
Mills Morris, was born near Mill Grove, On- 
tario county, Xew York, October 15, 181 5, 
died February 26, 1859. He was educated in 
the public schools. He was nineteen years of 
age when the family settled at Toad Hollow, 
now South Bradford, where he engaged all his 
life in lumbering and farming. He was a Re- 
publican, and in 1846 collector of taxes for 
Bradford township. In religious faith he was 
a Methodist, as was his wife. He married 
Eliza Pauline Seamans, born in Westfield, 
Tioga county, Pennsylvania, February 24, 
1822, died in Degolia, June 12, 1895, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Seamans, born 1795, died in 
Westfield, August, 1867, a farmer, who mar- 
ried Rebecca Tuttle, born May 16, 1803, in 
Westfield, died there September, 1873. Chil- 
dren of William Schuyler Morris, all born in 
South Bradford, except the last, who was born 
in Degolia, Pennsylvania: i. Emma, born in 
South Bradford, Pennsylvania, September 16, 

1844, resides in Bradford. She married John 
Bell, born in Scotland, 1835, died March 22, 
1902, a molder by trade. He joined the Twen- 
ty-first Regiment New Y^ork Volunteer In- 
fantry, in the first company leaving Buffalo, 
his place of enlistment, and served two years ; 
then transferred to the Second Regiment New 
York Artillery. He was wounded at a fight 
near Richmond, \'irginia, again at the battle 
of the Weldon railroad, and a third time at 
Hatch's Run ; was honorably discharged Oc- 
tober 21, 1865, and was in receipt of a govern- 
ment pension until his death. Children : An in- 
fant, died unnamed : Alarian, born June 6. 
1874, died aged three months. 2. Jasper Levi, 
of whom further. 3. Alice, born February 26, 



1850, died March 4, 1850. 4. Robert O., born 
March 9, 1851, died September 13, 1907, a 
ranchman at Roscoc, Montana, married Nancy 
i>rt)wn, of Missouri, no issue. 5. Julia, born 
June 2, 1853, married William Hellenbrook, 
born in Buffalo, New York, May 4, 1844, died 
I'ebruary 2"/ , 1905, whom she survives, a resi- 
dent of Degolia, Penn.sylvania ; children, all 
but first two born in Degolia : i. Ella, born 
.\pril 24, 1874, in Olean, New York, married 
James B. Brown, children: George Dewey, 
born June 23. 1899; Doris Lucille, February 
7, 1900: Adis Edgar, December 9, 1901, died 
.\pril 27. 1903 : Frederick William, October 22, 
1903; Marjorie Buene, September 18, 1905; 
\'era Rometta, September 24, 1907 ; Edna 
Ruth, August 20, 1910. ii. Roy W., born in 
Olean, New York, June 2, 1877, married 
Florence Palmeter, born also in Olean ; child : 
Laura, born February 10, 1907. iii. Ray, born 
November 24, 1879, unmarried, iv. Iva, born 
February 5, 1882, married Roy Thompson, of 
Big Shanty, Pennsylvania; son, Frederick, 
born May 19, 1906. v. Ralph J., born August 
26. 1883, married Bessie Jones, vi. Eliza Paul- 
uie, born x\ugust 19, 1885. vii. Leona Ruth, 
born August 15, 1887. viii. Robert, July 23, 
1891. ix. Lajune, June 2, 1894. x. Walter 
Valentine, October 10, 1899. 6. Charles Will- 
iam, born October 9, 1855, "ow a farmer of 
Minard Run, Pennsylvania, married Elizabeth 
Young, born September 17, 1864; children: 
i. Harry, born January, 1884. ••• Carl, June, 
1885. iii. Hugh, 1887'; married Ethel Fonda; 
children: Dorthey and Robert, iv. Neoma, 
born September 13, 1893. 7. .Adaline, born 
March 16, 1859, married Ira H. Burton, of 
Maine ; children : Gertrude and Theodore. 

(VIII) Jasper Levi, son of William Schuy- 
ler Morris, was born in South Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, Javuary i, 1846. He was educated in 
the public schools of Degolia, where his early 
years were spent, and of South Bradford and 
Minard Run. He has followed farming and 
lumbering all his life, and is now located on a 
large farm that he owns at Degolia. He is 
one of the pioneer farmers of that section and 
rated as a successful business man. He is a Re- 
publican, has always taken an active part in 
local affairs, and was elected supervisor, serv- 
ing thirteen consecutive years. In 1885 he 
was elected collector of taxes and served twen- 
ty-one consecutive years. In 1893 he was 
elected assessor, a position he still holds (1912). 



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He was also elected school director in 1885, 
serving two years. In religious faith he is a 
Methodist. 

]]c married, July 9, 1876, Alice B., born in 
Hinsdale, New York, April 15, 1858, daughter 
of John Hellenbrook, born in New York state 
January i, 1839, died in Olean, New York, 
June 26, 1895. He was a molder, but later 
purchased a farm near Olean. He married 
Harriet Witter, born in New York state July 
iS, 1843, died April, 1903, daughter of Par- 
don Witter, died at Olean aged about eighty- 
live years, and Laura (Bradley) Witter, died 
1885. Their second daughter, Jane, married 
Wii'iam Taylor, and lives in the west. Chil- 
dren of John and Harriet (Witter) Hellen- 
brook, all born at Olean, New York: i. Alice 
P., of j/rev'ious mention. 2. William, born 
Ap"i1 27, i860, died August 29, 1896; married 
Ro^e Roi)bins ; children : Leo, Carrie, Edna, 
Mable, Ha/.el and Arthur, all living near West- 
lield, Pennsylvania. 3. John, died in infancy. 
4. NelHe, born January 8, 1864, married Ar- 
thui Wallace, an engineer on the Delaware & 
Hudson railroad, now living in Binghamton, 
New York; children: Percy, Eva, Donald and 
Mildred. 5. Caroline (or Carrie), born March 
8, 1866, married Albert Shankel, a farmer of 
Kansas ; children : Floyd, living in California ; 
Dciisy, in (^olorado ; Dale, in Rew City, Penn- 
sylvania. 6. Harriet, born February 14, 1869, 
married Thomas Bailey, born in Marion, Vir- 
ginia, January 16, 1862; children: i. Ethel, 
born October 13, 1889, married Adolphus 
rh-yant, born February 14, 1888. ii. Bessie, 
born October 20, 1892, married Norman Wil- 
cctt, of Duke Center, Pennsylvania, iii. 
j-'rances, May 5, 1894. iv. Fae, February 14, 
1903. V. William T., July 13, 1908. 7. Frances, 
born October, 1873, married Louis Billings, of 
(."anada, now a farmer at Olean ; children : 
Frank, born July, 1895 : Florence May, 1907. 
8. I'Yederick, born April, 1878, a stone mason, 

married Witter, of Rochester, New 

"Sork; child: Cecelia. Children of Jasper 
Levi and Alice B. Morris, all born at Degolia, 
Penn.sylvania : i. William John, born June 29, 
1877, now a farmer and oil producer of De- 
golia ; married Lucy Nippert, of Songberg. 
Pennsylvania : children : Helen, born August 
28. 1902: Ruth, December 28, 1907. 2. Minnie 
M.. born March 8, 1879 : married Robert How- 
ard ; children: Wilma, born November, 1807; 
Wayne, June 29. 1899 ; Clifford, 1902 ; Alice. 
October, 1904. 3. May, born May 16, 1882, 



died June 2, 1882. 4. George, born July 10, 
1883, now of Rochester, New York, unmar- 
ried. 5. Earl, born January 14, 1886, now in 
the oil well business at Bradford ; married 
April 12, 191 1, Gladys Thomas. 6. Claude, 
born August 2, 1887, married, August 24, 
1912, Elizabeth Scidmore, of Custer City, now 
living in Franklinville, Pennsylvania. 7. Frank, 
born October 7, 1892, now living in Bradford. 
8. Fleury, October 27, 1896. 9. Carrie, August 
29, 1899. 10. Clayton, March 12, 1903. 



The name of Fisher be- 
FISHER-LAIN ing that of one of the em- 

ploymentsof men is found 
in all nations. This family descends from 
Anthony Fisher who lived in the latter part of 
Queen Elizabeth's reign, in the jjarish of Syle- 
ham, county of Suffolk, England. He had 
four sons and two daughters. His will was 
admitted to probate in England in December, 
1641. 

(II) Anthony (2), son of Anthony (i) 
I*"islier, of Syleham, Suffolk, England was bap- 
tized there April 2, 1591. He came to New 
England with his first wife Mary, and children, 
in 1637, settling in Dedham, Massachusetts, 
where he had land allotted to him. His wife 
Mary joined the Dedham church in 1642, but he 
was not "Comfortably received into ye Church," 
"On account of his proud and haughty spirit," 
until March 14, 1645. He was made freeman 
in May, 1645; selectman, 1646-1647; county 
commissioner, September 3, 1660, and deputy 
to the general court. May 2, 1649. He owned 
a good deal of property, nearly all of which 
he gave to his sons, they binding themselves to 
support their mother if she were left depend- 
ent. After the death of his first wife Mary, 
he married, November 11, 1663, Isabella, 
widow of Edward Breck, of Dorchester, An- 
thony being then seventy-two years of age. 
He died April 18, 1671. Children by first wife, 
all born in England: Anthony (3), of whom 
further ; Cornelius ; Nathaniel ; Daniel ; Lydia ; 
John. 

(III) Anthony (3), son of Anthony (2) 
Fisher, was born in England and came with 
his parents to New England. He was a mem- 
ber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery, 
1644; freeman, 1646; joined the Dedham 
church, July 20, 1645; surveyor, 1652-1654; 
removed to Dorchester, where he died, Febru- 
ary 13, 1670. He married, in Dedham, Sep- 
tember 7, 1647, Joanna, only daughter of 



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Thomas and Joanna Faxon. She died Octo- 
ber i6, 1694. Children: Mehitable, died young; 
Experience, died young ; Josiah, twice married : 

— , married Benjamin Coburn; Sarah, 

married John Guild ; Deborah, married James 
Fak's ; Judith ; John BuUen ; Eleazer. of whom 
further. 

( IV) Eleazer, youngest son of Anthony (3) 
Fisher, was born in Dedham, Massachusetts. 
September 18. 1669. died there February 6. 
1722. He married, October 13, 1698, Mary 
.\very. born August 21, 1674, died March 25, 
1749, a daughter of William Avery. Children : 
Eleazer (2), married Mary I'enniman; Will- 
iam, married Elizabeth Daniels ; Jemima, mar- 
ried Ezekial Gay; David, of whom further; 
Ezra, married Mary Fenton ; Nathaniel, died 
unmarried ; Mary, married William Alexander : 
Ezekial, married (first) Susan Wadsworth, 
(second) Experience Blackman ; Timothy, 
married Thankful Daniels ; Stephen, died 
young; Benjamin, married Sarah Everett. 

(\') David, third son of Eleazer Fisher, 
was bornin Dedham, Massachusetts. June 21, 
1705, died July 30, 1779. He married (first) 
at Walpole, February 16, 1732, Deborah Boy- 
den, (second) November 7, 1770. Elizabeth 
Talbot. His descendants, many of them, set- 
tled in New Hampshire. Children: David (2), 
• if whom further; Thomas, married Mary Pet- 
tee; Jacob, married (first) Elizabeth Holmes, 
(second) Sarah Hodges, (third) Elizabeth 
Brooks ; Deborah, married John Lewis ; Han- 
nah, married Nathaniel Kingsbury; Nathan, 
married Esther French ; Oliver, married Sarah 
Morse; Abigail, married William Starrett ; 
Mary, died aged sixteen years ; Abner, married 
Sophia Hibbard. 

(VI) David (2), eldest son of David (i) 
Fisher, was born in Dedham, January 22, 1733. 
His will was probated September i, 1812. He 
was a lieutenant in Captain Savil's company, 
Colonel Lemuel Robinson's regiment, that 
marched from Stoughton on the Lexington 
alarm, April ,19, 1875, and also saw other 
service. He married, September 21, 1758, Abi- 
gail, daughter of Isaac and Mary Lewis. Chil- 
dren: David, married Mehitable Hewins : 
Moses, unmarried ; Aaron, of whom further ; 
Ebenezcr, married Nancy Morse; Catherine, 
married (first) Elihu Onion, (second) John 
Smith ; Rebecca, married Nathaniel Morse ; 
Mary, died in infancy; Mary, married Oliver 
Gay. 

(VII) Aaron, son of David (2) Fisher, 

NP-3 



was born at Sharon, December 16, 1762. His 
will was probated June 6, 1809. He married 
Elizabeth Estey. Children : .Aaron ; William, 
of whom further ; Daniel ; Betsey ; Abigail. 

(\TII) William, son of Aaron Fisher, was 
bnru in 1782, in New Hampshire, where he 
grew to manhood and learned the cooper's 
trade. He came to western Pennsylvania, 
being the third white settler to locate in Mc- 
Kean county, where he died in i860. lie was 
a Whig in politics, and both he and his wife 
were members of the Presbyterian church, 
lie married , born 1785, died in Brad- 
ford in i860. Children: William Rowell, of 
whom further; Zera, married a Miss Beards- 
ley; Horace; Sallie, settled in Nebraska, where 
she was three times driven from her home by 
the Indians, narrowly esca])ing capture and 
death ; Betsey; Cynthia, married a Mr. Beards- 
ley; Bolina, married Seth Scott, and died in 
Wisconsin in 191 1, the last survivor of the 
family. 

(IX) William Rowell, son of William Fisher, 
was born in Connecticut, I'ebruary 13, iSio, 
died in May, 1889. When he was nine years 
of age his parents moved to State Line, Frank- 
lin county, Pennsylvania, where the lad was 
educated in the public schools. He became 
interested in lumbering and always was en- 
gaged in some form of that business. After 
his removal to Bradford he built and operated 
a grist mill, which is now owned by C. L. 
Douglass. He was a Republican and served 
for many years as justice of the peace. In 
religious faith he was a Methodist. He mar- 
ried, at Tuna, Pennsylvania, Briceus Pantha 
I'arr, born in New Hampshire, January 8, 
1818, died in April, 1885, daughter of Isaac 
Farr, born in 1781, a farmer of New Hamp- 
shire, came to Bradford and took up land, 
which he cultivated until his death in 1852 ; 
married Pantha Clark, who possessed con- 
siderable medical skill and practiced locally. 
Their children were: Asaal, died at East Brad- 
ford. Penn.'^ylvania ; George, died at East Brad- 
ford : Lydia, married John Hutchinson, both 
deceased; Lucretia, born October 11, 1810, 
married John F. Melvin (see Melvin) ; Olive 
Livonia, married Sidney Wheaton ; Briceus 
Pantha. of previous mention ; Daphana Dor- 
leski, married Joseph Steven Seaward (see 
Seaward). (For extended notice of these chil- 
dren see sketch of Herbert E. Allen in this 
work"). 

Children of William Rowell and Briceus 



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Pantlia (Farr) Fisher, all born in Bradford, 
five dying in infancy: I. Orpha, born October 
lo, 1838, died February, 1896; married James 
R. Dart, of Lansing, now of Mason, Michigan ; 
children : Nellie, died young ; Gertrude, born 
January 24, 1866, married Doctor Campbell; 
Roland, married and has Clizbee, Doctor, Will- 
iam Fisher: Orpha Dorothy; James; Alfred, 
born May, 1879, married Harriet Lee. 2. 
Mary C., born March 17, 1840, died September 
18, 1901 ; married Moses P. Woolley, who sur- 
vives her living near Buffalo, New York. 3. 
Olive M., of whom further. 4. Ida, died De- 
cember 3, 1874, unmarried. 5. Alice, born 
October 7, 1852; married Charles L. Ackley 
and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan ; chil- 
dren : Clara, born 1875, deceased; Maud, born 
1877, married Eniil B. Ganser. 6. Nellie, born 
1857, died unmarried in June, 1873. 

(X) Olive M., daughter of William Rowell 
Fisher, was born at Bradford, McKean county, 
Pennsylvania, October 20, 1843. She was edu- 
cated in Bradford, where she was married and 
yet resides. She is vice-president of the Ladies 
Auxiliary of the Union Veteran Legion, also 
served two terms as president ; director of the 
Benevolent Committee of the Woman's Liter- 
ary Club ; member of the Country Club, and 
attends the Universalist church. She married, 
January 26, 1865, Robert Thompson Lain, 
born in Mount Hope, Orange county. New 
York, November 3, 1837, died in Bradford, 
December 13, 1909 (see Lain). 

(XI) William Fisher, only child of Robert 
Thompson and Ohve M. (Fisher) Lain, was 
born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, September 
28, 1866. He was educated in the public 
schools, and graduated from Nazareth Hall. 
Military School in 1882. He is now foreman 
of the Emory Alkali Acid Company. He is a 
member of the L^niversalist church and a Re- 
publican in politics. He married, November 
12, 1902, Myrtle Stevenson, born at Mill Hall, 
Clinton county, Pennsylvania, January 31, 
1880. Children: Clara, born March 17, 1904; 
Olive. April 4. 1905 ; Roberta, July 10, 1906. 

(The Lain Line). 

Doctor Joseph Lain was a practicing physi- 
cian at Mount Hope, Orange county. New 
York, where he died about the year 1840 com- 
paratively a young man. He married and was 
the father of five children, three sons and two 
daughters, all deceased. 

(11) Robert Thompson, son of Doctor Jo- 



seph Lain, was born at Mount Hope, Orange 
county, New York, November 3, 1837, died 
in Bradford, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1909. 
He was educated in the public schools of Otis- 
ville. Orange county, New York, and fitted 
himself for the profession of civil engineer; 
later he came to western Pennsylvania and was 
one of the engineers employed in the con- 
struction of the branch of the Erie railroad, 
between Bradford and Alton. He enlisted, 
.August 13, 1861, in the Pennsylvania Bucktail 
Regiment, and went to the front in the civil 
war ; was wounded in his first battle and after 
l)artially recovering was assigned to duty in 
the office of the hospital steward. His duties 
consisted in accompanying the surgeons with 
the ambulance, medicines, etc., to the battle- 
fields and administering to the wounded. After 
receiving an honorable discharge from the 
army when the war closed, he came to Brad- 
ford in 1865. He next removed to Alton, 
Peimsylvania, where he was postmaster and 
engaged in mercantile business in partnership 
with Charles Melvin, continuing until their 
store was burned in 1867. He then removed 
to Wilcox, Pennsylvania, where he was man- 
ager of a general store until 1869. In that 
year he went to Dunkirk, New York, return- 
ing to Bradford in 1873 and engaging in the 
[iroduction of oil and the real estate business, 
continuing until his death. He was a member 
of the Grand Army of the Republic ; the Union 
\'eteran Legion ; the Heptasophs ; the Country 
Club, and was the second oldest member of 
Bradford Lodge, No. 334, Free and Accepted 
Masons, at the time of his death. He married, 
June 26, 1865, Olive M. Fisher, who survives 
him with one son, William Fisher Lain (see 
Fisher X). 



The emigrant ancestor of this 
McCREA family, WilHam McCrea, de- 
scended from a line of honored 
forbears long seated in county Donegal, Ire- 
land. 

( I ) William McCrea was born in that county, 
married, and with his wife emigrated to the 
United States, secured employment on the 
canal being constructed in Westmoreland 
county, Pennsylvania, and died there soon 
after, in 1826. Both he and his wife were 
members of the Roman Catholic church.' He 
married Mary Harkins, born in county Done- 
gal, Ireland, died in Donegal township, Butler 



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county, Pennsylvania, 1866, at the remarkable 
age of one hundred and one years. Children : 
I. Eunice, born in county Donegal, Ireland, 
died in Sugarcreek township, Armstrong 
county, Pennsylvania ; married James Lacey, a 
school teacher ; children : Patrick, resides in 
lirady's Bend, Pennsylvania ; James, lives in 
Xew Castle, Pennsylvania ; Katherine, and 
others. 2. \\'illiam, born in Westmoreland 
county, Pennsylvania, died in Sugarcreek 
township ; a farmer ; married and had a large 
family ; among his children was a son John, 
who serve 1 in the civil war. 3. Hugh, born in 
Westmoreland county, died in Butler, Penn- 
sylvania. 1898 ; married Alary Sheridan, from 
Clearfield township, Pennsylvania, died in But- 
ler, 191 1 ; children: John S., deceased; Will- 
iam S., lives in St. Petersburg, Florida ; Cath- 
erine, also lives in St. Petersburg: Bernard, 
Hugh, Daniel, Frank, Mary Ellen, James, and 
George McClellan, all living in Butler ; Hiram, 
living in St. Petersburg, Florida. 4. Daniel, 
of whom further. 5. John, born in Westmore- 
land county, Pennsylvania, died in Canton, 
Ohio : a cabinet-maker ; married and had 
issue : William and Jane, living in Canton, 
Ohio : and Hugh D., deceased. 6. Belle, born 
in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, died 
in Butler, Pennsylvania : married John O'Neil, 
a farmer, who also died in Butler : children : 
William : Mary, lives in Butler. 7. Mary, 
born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 
died in Butler, Pennsylvania. 8. Michael, born 
in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, died 
in California: married Jane Hazlett : he was a 
carpenter, and went to California in the gold 
rush of 1849. 

(II) Daniel, son of William and Mary 
( Harkins) McCrea, was born in Westmore- 
land county, Pennsylvania, March. 181 5, died 
in Donegal township, Butler county, in 1888. 
He obtained his education in the public schools 
of his native township, and later became a 
furnace boss at the Buffalo Furnaces, Arm- 
strong county, Pennsylvania. Abandoning this 
occupation he engaged in farming in Donegal 
township. Butler county, where the remainder 
of his life was spent. He was one of the old 
type of Jeffersonian Democrats, and for three 
vears was school director of Donegal township. 
He was a member of the Roman Catholic 
church, as was his wife. He married Sarah 
Coyle. born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 
20. 1822. died in Donegal township, Pennsyl- 
vania. 1890, a school teacher of Clearfield, 



Pennsylvania, daughter of Jolni Coyle, born in 
Coyleville, Pennsylvania, 1781, died in Done- 
gal township, 1865, a blacksmith and farmer. 
He married Margaret Dougherty, born in 
Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 1800, 
died in Donegal township, Pennsylvania, sur- 
viving her husband but a short time. Chil- 
dren of John and Margaret (Dougherty) 
Coyle, all born in Coyleville: i. Thomas, died 
on the old farm in Donegal township, 1878; 
an oil operator in \'enango county, from i860 
to 1878. 2. Sarah, mentioneil above. 3. Eliz- 
abeth, (lied in Butler, Pennsylvania ; married 
James Tracy, of that town, where he also dieil, 
a carpenter ; children : Mary, lives in Youngs- 
town, Ohio, and another daughter. 4. Patrick, 
an oil well worker and coal miner, died in 
Butler, Pennsylvania. 5. Hannah, died in 
Clearfield township : married Dennis McBride, 
a farmer and oil producer of Butler, and had 
several children. 5. Henry, superintendent of 
a rolling mill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 
where he died; married (first) a Miss Downey, 
of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, now deceased, 
(second) , who lives in Philadelphia. 

7. John, a rolling mill worker, died near Pitts- 
burgh, served in a Pennsylvania regiment dur- 
ing the civil war; married and had children. 

8. William, died on the old homestead in Done- 
gal township ; married Sarah Nolan, from 
Donegal township ; children : Maud, and one 
other daughter. 9. Mary, died in Butler, 1907; 
married Frank Slator, a retired farmer and 
school teacher from Donegal township, and 
now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Children of Daniel and Sarah (Coyle) Mc- 
Crea: I. John Chrysostom, of whom further. 

2. Hugh, born in Franklin township, Pennsyl- 
vania, November 30, 1845, died in infancy. 

3. William H., born in Franklin township, 
Pennsylvania, May 30, 1847, an oil operator, 
died near Rangoon, India, 1907; married Mar- 
garet Forquer, from Donegal township : she 
died in Pittsburgh ; they had two daughters, 
both married, and now living in Pittsburgh. 

4. Thomas E., born in Franklin townsliip, 
Pennsylvania, .April 2, 1848: he was an oil 
worker; came to Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
where he served on the police force for seven 
years, and was appointed chief of police by 
Mayor Edward McSweeney ; for a time he 
was a hotel proprietor in Buffalo, New York, 
and was afterwards deputy sheriff at Erie, 
Pennsylvania, being killed while taking pris- 
oners from Erie to the penitentiary at Pitts- 



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ALLEGHENY VALLEY 



burgh. He married Margaret Duff, from But- 
ler township, died in Erie ; children : i. Harry 
J., an employee of the Buffalo, Rochester & 
Pittsburgh Railroad Company, lives in Roches- 
ter, New York, married; ii. Albinus W., a 
commercial traveler in the employ of the Wat- 
son Paper Company, of Erie, Pennsylvania, 
married ; iii. Rose, married Christopher Shaker, 
a carpenter, and lives at Edgely, North Da- 
kota. 5. Margaret, born in Franklin township, 
May 18, 1850, died in Donegal township, 1900; 
married Jeremiah Johnson, a farmer of Done- 
gal township, and had eight children. 6. Mary 
Catherine, born in Franklin township, Penn- 
sylvania, March 22, 1852; married Joseph 
Benson, from Donegal township, and lives 
near Saint Joseph, Butler county, Pennsyl- 
vania; they have four children. 7. Bridget J., 
born in Donegal township, June 25, 1854; mar- 
ried William Eminger, an oculist of Kittan- 
ning, Pennsylvania, and has a large family. 8. 
Elizabeth, born in Donegal township, August 
16, 1856; married Thomas Nolan, a millwright 
of Donegal township ; children : John, Timo- 
thy and Bernard, all of whom were employed 
with their father at Natrona, Pennsylvania, in 
the mill. 9. Daniel F., born in Donegal town- 
ship, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1858; an oil 
operator of Pennsylvania and California, at 
present proprietor of the Hotel Butler at But- 
ler, Pennsylvania; married Mary (Garble) 
Stehle, widow. 10. Joseph B., born in Donegal 
township, June 6, 1861, died in Butler, 1910; 
an oil-well worker ; married Annie Burns, from 
Donegal township, and had three children. 11. 
James H., born in Donegal township, July 27, 
1863, died 1906; an oil-well worker; married 
Jennie Logue, from Clearfield, Pennsylvania, 
where she now lives. 12. Sarah E., born in 
Donegal township, December 26, 1865 ; mar- 
ried William J. Keast, of Pittsburgh, an insur- 
ance agent. 

(HI) John Chrysostom, eldest son and child 
of Daniel and Sarah (Coyle) McCrea, was 
born in Franklin township, Armstrong county, 
Pennsylvania, August 31, 1843. When he was 
nine years of age his parents moved to Donegal 
township, Butler county, Pennsylvania, where 
he obtained his education in the public schools. 
After leaving school his first position was in 
the employ of his uncle, Thomas Coyle, and 
John Hohn, in Petroleum Center, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he drilled oil wells. Until 1877 
he followed the oil fields in Venango, Arm- 
strong and Butler counties, and for one year 



was chief of police in Millerstown (Chicora), 
Pennsylvania. In 1879 he came to Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, and there was chief of police 
until 1887, in the latter year accepting a posi- 
tion with the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh 
railroad, and special agent and claim adjuster. 
He remained with that company until 1912, 
and thus his thirty-three years of his service 
were years of faithfulness, loyalty and fidelity. 
In all that time he neither had a vacation nor 
was away from his desk a single day. He 
capably filled his extremely important position, 
and was considered one of the company's most 
valuable men. He has recently opened an in- 
vestigating and adjusting agency in Bradford, 
but will accept no cases against the railroad, 
from whom he receives a liberal pension and 
free transportation for himself and his wife 
for life. This is a splendid testimonial of the 
regard in which he is held by the company. 
He is also connected as a stockholder with the 
Kinzua Petroleum Company of Mt. Jewett, 
and the Kane Petroleum & Gas Company. He 
is a regular attendant and member of the 
Roman Catholic church. He belongs to the 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 
234; Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, No. 
13; Protected Home Circle, Business Men's 
Association, and the Bradford Club, all of 
Bradford, Pennsylvania. 

He married (first) at Oil City, Pennsyl- 
vania, June I, 1869, Mary Forquer, died at 
Millerstown (Chicora), Butler county, Penn- 
sylvania, September, 1878, daughter of Will- 
iam and Rebecca (Marsh) Forquer, both of 
whom died at Millerstown, (second) in Gene- 
see, Potter county, Pennsylvania, July 24, 
1884, Katherine McMurray, born in Scranton, 
Pennsylvania, September 14, 1863, a daugh- 
ter of Patrick McMurray. He emigrated to 
the United States in 1854, and became a miner 
in Scranton, later purchasing a farm in Gene- 
see, Potter county, and married Sarah Gil- 
martin, January 28, 1852. Children of Patrick 
McMurray: i. Annie, born in Scranton; mar- 
ried Howe, an employee of the traction 

company in New York City. 2. Michael, born 
on a farm near Genesee, Pennsylvania, now an 
employee in the paper mill at Johnsburg, Penn- 
sylvania ; married and has several children. 
3. Patrick, born near Genesee, Pennsylvania : 
married, has children, and lives in St. Mary's, 
Pennsylvania. 4. John, a machinist of Erie, 
Pennsylvania, married and has children. 5. 
James, an engineer on the Buffalo, Rochester 



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37 



& r'ittsburgh railroad; married, has a family 
and lives in East Salamanca. New York. 6. 
Katherine, mentioned above. ". Sarah, mar- 
ried John Moran, a switchman on the Buffalo, 
Rochester & Pittsburgh railroad at East Sala- 
manca, and has two children. 8. Erank, a 
switchman at East Salamanca, married and 
lias two children. Children of John Clir_vsostom 
.\lcCrea, by his fir«t wife: i. Stephen ]., born 
in .Millerstown (Chicora), Pennsylvania, .\pril 
lo, 1870, now a hotel clerk in Chicago, Illinois. 
2. -Mark C. born in Fagundus, Pennsylvania, 
July 5. 1871, a veteran of the Spanish war, 
now a hotel clerk in Chicago, Illinois. 3. 
Laura, born in Millerstown (Chicora), Penn- 
sylvania. December 7. 1873: married John 
Kragel. a carpenter of Chicago, Illinois. Chil- 
<lren of John Chrysostom McCrea. by his sec- 
ond wife: 4. George, born in Bradford, Penn- 
syhania. 1886. died when thirteen months old. 
5. Daniel F., born in Bradford, 1887; learned 
the trade of machinist in East Salamanca and 
Dubois. He joined a special force of police in 
P.uffalo, anil was shot in the temple June 20, 
1908. while pursuing some freight-car robbers, 
and died four days later. 6. Clara, born in 
Bradford, April 28, 1892; a graduate of St. 
Bernard's School, class of 1909 ; married, May 
10, 191 1. Oscar Johnson, a machinist of Brad- 
ford. 



.Members of this family have 
DRAKE been prominent at all periods of 
English history, many having re- 
ceived official recognition from the throne. The 
earliest record of this branch of the family is 
of Jacob Drake, who emigrated from England 
to the .\merican colonies, settling in Morris- 
town, New York. He attained the rank of 
colonel in the .\merican army during the war 
■ if the revolution. He married, and among his 
children was a son Silas. 

( II ) Silas, son of Jacob Drake, was born in 
Roxbury, New York, .^pril 10, 1790, died 
1858. at Degolia. Pennsylvania. He was edu- 
cated for the medical profession, but was dis- 
inclined to follow, the career prepared for him 
and became a farmer. In politics he was a 
Republican, and he and his wife were in belief 
Universalists. He married, March 13, 181 4, 
Sarah Hamilton, born in Morris. Tioga county, 
Pennsylvania, April 15, 1788. died in Degolia. 
1862. Children: i. Esther, born Alarch 15, 

1815, died in New York state; married 

Price, deceased ; children : i. Charles, died from 



the effects of disease contracted while in the 
union service during the civil war ; ii. Sarah, 
deceased, married Dennis Niles, deceased, of 
Bradford, Pennsylvania; children: Deleven, 
died in Hornell, New York ; Charles, lives in 
Arcadie, New York. 2. Sarah, born in Ro.x- 
bury. New York, May 23, 1817; married 
Christopher Young, deceased, a farmer ; chil- 
dren : Christopher, deceased ; .\delaide, mar- 
ried David McClure, anil lives in Los Angeles, 
California. 3. Lorenzo Dow, of whom fur- 
ther. 4. Clarissa, born in Roxbury, New 
York, January 12, 1822, died in Erie, Penn- 
sylvania; married John Rutherford, from near 
Binghamton, New York, died in Erie, Penn- 
sylvania, a retired farmer. 5. Theodore E., 
born in Catlin, Tioga county. New York, Au- 
gust II, 1824, died in Salamanca, New York; 
a farmer near Great Valley, New York ; mar- 
ried Jane , died in Salamanca, New 

York ; children : Eva, lives at Perry, New 
York; Howell, lives near Springville ; Hamlin, 
deceased ; Ella, lives at Great Valley, New 
York ; Luella, deceased ; Carrie, lives in Ne- 
braska ; Gertrude, lives near Great ^^alley, 
New York. 6. Joshua, born in Catlin, New 
York, December 16, 1827; was a soldier dur- 
ing the civil war and died in a camp hospital ; 
married Elizabeth Haiter, deceased ; children : 
Lou ; Ellet ; Grant, living in Beatrice, Ne- 
braska. 7. Eliza, born in Catlin, New York, 
March 31, 1830, died in Degolia, Pennsylvania, 
December 24. i860; a teacher for several years 
ahout Bradford. 

fill) Lorenzo Dow, son of Silas and Sarah 
(Hamilton) Drake, was born September 20, 
1819, in Roxbury, New York, died in Degoha, 
Pennsylvania, October 18, 1900. When he was 
two years old his parents moved to Degolia, 
Pennsylvania, where his entire education was 
received in the public schools. He worked on 
his father's farm after leaving school, and 
afterward owned his own land, following the 
occupation of a farmer all his life. He was a 
strong Republican in politics, and was elected 
to the office of school director, which he held 
for thirty years. He was also elected and 
appointed to several other town offices, which 
he filled zealously and efficiently. He was an 
earnest public-spirited man, giving freely of 
his time, labor and substance for the advance- 
ment of his town. He and his wife were mem- 
bers and regular attendants of the Universalist 
church. He married, December 5, 1845. Rboda 
Bassett Tuttle, born in Westfield, Tioga county. 



38 



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Pennsylvania, April i6, 1824, died in Degolia, 
August 19, 1906, daughter of Sheldon Tuttle, 
a farmer of Westfield, where he died (see 
Jewett sketch). Children: i. Silas, born in 
Westfield, Pennsylvania, November 30, 1846 ; 
now living at Kearney, Nebraska, where he has 
a general store, but he is also a banker and a 
ranch-owner in Colorado; served two years in 
the civil war with the Bucktail Regulars ; mar- 
ried and has children : Elmer, May and Leroy, 
all three living near Sumner, Nebraska ; Flor- 
ence ; Charles, deceased ; Frank ; Mabel and 
Dewey, living with their parents. 2. Ralph, 
born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, March 13, 
1848 ; is a farmer living in Elm Creek, Ne- 
braska; married Cordelia Wood, of Nebraska; 
children : i. Nellie, born in Nebraska, June 8, 
1880, died July 18, 1908; married, November 
20, 1900, Samuel F. Fleming (see Fleming 
sketch), born in Allegheny county, Pennsyl- 
vania, July 21, 1875; children, all born in 
Degolia : Bernice E., born September 4, 1901 ; 
Margaret D., October 12, 1906; Nellie S., July 
3, 1908; ii. Charles, deceased; iii. Maud, lives 
in Sumner, Nebraska ; iv. Harry, married ; v. 
Anna, lives with parents. 3. Leroy, born in 
Bradford, February 25, 1850, a farmer and 
property owner of Ponca City, Oklahoma; 
married Jennie Parks, a native of Illinois; 
children : Guy, an electrical engineer, lives in 
Wyoming; Mabel, married Raymond West, 
lives in Wood River, Nebraska ; Edith, a nurse ; 
Earl ; William ; Howard and Irene, living with 
their parents. 4. Russell, born in Bradford, 
January 12, 1852, a farmer of Easton, Mary- 
land ; married and has children : Neva and 
Willis, both married and living in Easton, 
Maryland ; Leona, died young ; Carl, in the 
United States army; Lee, living with parents. 
5. Guy, born in Bradford, February 25, 1854, 
a farmer and stock raiser of Whitman, Ne- 
braska; married Anna Schoonmaker, of Lime- 
stone. 6. Millie C, born in Bradford, March 
II, 1856; married Frank D. Smith, of Frank- 
linville, New York, who is engaged in busi- 
ness in Springville, New York, where Mrs. 
Smith is connected with and a worker in the 
Universalist church. 7. Ebenezer, born in 
Bradford, January 30, 1859, died in infancy. 
8. Sarah Alice (twin), born in Bradford, Janu- 
ary 30, 1859; married Eli Sherman, of New 
Jersey, an editor of the Palisades Tribune, 
Palisades, California; child: Mildred, born 
November 28, 1898. 9. Ida Eliza, of whom 
further. 10. Charles, born in Bradford, April 



10, 1865 ; a civil engineer in the employ of the 
South Pennsylvania Oil Company at Manning- 
ton, West Virginia; married (first) Clara 
Slingerland, of South Bradford, who died De- 
cember, 1910, (second) Sarah Jenks, of Man- 
nington, West Virginia, October 11, 191 1; 
children by first wife: Ada, born November, 
1892; Hazel, born December, 1893, died Au- 
gust 12, 1908; Harold, bgrn January, 1904, 
died in infancy; Clara, born December, 1907; 
Mildred, born April, 1909. The five younger 
children all attended the Franklinville Acad- 
emy at the same time for three years. Charles, 
Sarah and Ida attended the college at Ada. 
Ohio. 

(IV) Ida Eliza, daughter of Lorenzo Dow 
and Rhoda Bassett (Tuttle) Drake, was born 
in Degolia, McKean county, Pennsylvania, 
October 20, i860. She was educated in the 
public schools of Degolia and in the academy 
at Franklinville, New York, later attending the 
Normal School at Ada, Ohio. After her 
graduation she taught school for one year at 
Rutherford Run, Pennsylvania, but with the 
exception of that year has remained on the 
old homestead at Degolia. She is a member 
i>f the Ladies' Aid Society of the Universalist 
church of Degolia, and interested in all good 
works. 



Henry Haggerty, the Amer- 
HAG(jERTY ican progenitor of the fam- 
ily of that name, now living 
in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and herein record- 
ed, was born in Belfast, Ireland, about the 
year 1788. He was a well-to-do Irish farmer 
and cattle dealer, buying and selling cattle and 
speculating in all forms of standard farm pro- 
ducts. In 1835 he came to America, settling 
in Mountain township, Dundas county, Canada, 
not far from Matilda, where he purchased land 
and lived until his death in 1863. He was a 
Conservative in politics and a man of some 
prominence. He married, in Ireland, Mary 
McFadden, who died in Mountain township. 
He and his wife were members of the Pres- 
byterian church. They wej-e the parents of 
three sons and three daughters ; of these the 
only survivor is Henry, aged eighty-five years, 
now living at Irkerman, Canada. 

fll) John, son of Henry Haggerty, was 
born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1812, died at Ma- 
tilda, Canada, in i860. He was educated in 
his native city, and on arriving at a suitable 
age was apprenticed to a contractor and builder. 



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with whom he served seven years, learning the 
stonemason's trade and carpentering. In 1830 
(five years before his father) he came to 
Canada, settling at Matilda, Dundas county, 
where he bought a farm and engaged in buy- 
ing and selling live stock, the same business 
which his father conducted in Ireland. He 
was a Conservative in politics, and a member 
of the Presbyterian church. He married Nancy 
Greyband, born in Belfast, Ireland, died on the 
farm at Matilda, Canada, in 1870, daughter 
of William Greyband, a cattle dealer of Bel- 
fast, where he lived and died. A sister of 
Nancy, Betsy Greyband, married a Mr. j\Ioney, 
and died in Quebec, Canada. Children > James, 
born May 5, 1834; Elizabeth, 1836; Hugh, 
1838; John, of whom further; Henry, born 
1842; Robert, 1844; David, 1846; Alonzo, 
1848. All of these are deceased except John. 

(Ill) John (2), third son of John (i) 
Haggerty, was born at Matilda, Dundas county, 
Canada, August 8, 1840. He attended the 
school in Matilda and Branchton, Canada, until 
he was si.xteen years, also helping on the home 
farm, .\fter his scliool days were ended he 
learned the harness maker's trade at Matilda, 
and later came to the United States, following 
his trade at Ashtabula, Ohio, and Springfield, 
Pennsylvania. In 1870 he located at Corry, 
Pennsylvania, where he remained until the 
autumn of 1877, when he moved to Bradford, 
which has ever since been his home. He 
engaged in the baking business for two years, 
then became interested in oil production, later 
became a refiner and is now practically sole 
owner of the Journal Oil Company, a very 
successful and well-established refining and 
manufacturing company of Bradford Penn- 
sylvania. For a time he also held an interest 
in the McKean Refining Company. He has 
always been a supporter of the Republican 
party ; is a member of the Methodist church 
and i-f the Masonic order. He has been very 
successful in business and is one of the highly 
esteemed, substantial men of Bradford. 

Ho married, January 19, 1862, Margaret 
Jane Jolmson, born near Inkerman, Canada, 
July 5, 1840, daughter of Simon Johnson, born 
in Belfast. Ireland, about 1805, died June 16, 
1898; married (first) Susan Kitchen, born 
1810. in Belfast, died ]\Iay 12, 1854. Their 
children : John, James, Simon, William, George, 
Ellen, Mary Ann, Margaret Jane, Susan, Cath- 
arine. He married (second) a Miss Munroe, 
who di?d without issue, September 12, 1882. 



("'.lildren of John (2j and Margaret Jane Hag- 
gerty: Emma Alice, Mary Louise, Harvey, 
John, .\rthur Johnson. 

.\nother branch of this family was founded 
in Clearfield county, I'ennsylvania, by William 
I laggerty, who owned considerable amount of 
land at Coalport, in that county, and at his 
death left a large sum of money to the Pres- 
byterian church there, of which they were to 
have the income so long as they continued the 
Psalms of David as part of their musical 
service. Descendants of William are promi- 
nent in liiisiness and professional life in Clear- 
field and Clearfield county, Pennsylvania. 



This family has been in Penn- 
.\RTLE"\' sylvania since the middle of the 

eighteenth century, the earliest 
records obtainable being of Abraham .Artley, 
horn in Liberty, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, 
in 1783, wdiere he died in 1855. He was a 
farmer all his life and actively interested in 
politics, being an ardent Democrat. He was 
a member of the German Lutheran church, 
his wife belonging to the same denomination 
He married Elizabeth Long, who died in Lib- 
erty when over seventy years of age. Chil- 
dren: I. William, a farmer, died in Liberty, 
Pennsylvania ; married Lucretia , de- 
ceased ; children : Frank. Laura and Clara. 2. 
Jonas, of whom further. 3. Christie Ann, 
lives at Williamsport, Pennsylvania; married 
(jeorge R. Shefifer, deceased, and had a son 

Charles, deceased. 4. Cassie, married 

Weaver, deceased, and lives with her sister 
in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 5. Abraham, 
died in Liberty, Pennsylvania ; married Mar- 
garet , deceased, and had among their 

children a son William, who lives in Liberty. 

6. George, married Margaret , and lives 

on a farm in Liberty. Children : Elizabeth, 
lives in Elmira, New York ; Bertha, lives in 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania ; John, deceased ; 
Charles and Miles, live in Elmira, New York. 
(II) Jonas, son of Abraham and Elizabeth 
( Long) Artley, was born in Liberty, Tioga 
county, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1830, died at 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, in March, 1905. He 
obtained his education in the public schools of 
his native town and later engaged in the hotel 
business. In i860 he moved to Lycoming 
county, Pennsylvania, and established a hotel 
at Linden, which he conducted for six years: 
also establishing one near there, whose exist- 
ence covered a period of two years. He then 



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moved to Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, continu- 
ing in the same business, coming to Kendall 
Creek in 1877 and becoming proprietor of the 
American ; in addition, engaging in the oil 
business. The numerous hotels which he con- 
ducted had reputations for uniformly good 
service and courteous treatment. His political 
party was the Democratic : his religion, Pres- 
byterian. He was a member of Labelle Val- 
ley Lodge, No. 232, Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons, and the Equitable Aid Union of Kendall 
Creek. 

He married, January 6, 1859, Sarah Eliza- 
beth Sheffer, born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, 
March 31, 1837, daughter of John Sheflfer (2), 
born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Decem- 
ber, 1803, died in Liberty, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 31, 1876, son of John (i), of English 
descent, and Susan (Reynolds) Sheffer, of 
Lancaster, Pennsylvania. John (2) married 
Sarah Shaffer, born in Whitedeer Valley, 
Pennsylvania, 1804, died in Liberty, Pennsyl- 
vania, in March, 1877. Their children: i. 
George, a farmer, born in Liberty, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1828, where he died; children: Clara, 
lives in Rowling Green ; Susan ; Cora, lives in 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania ; Nellie, lives in 
Liberty ; Belle, lives in Elmira, New York ; 
Eliza, lives in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; 
Elizabeth, deceased. 2. Henry, a wagon- 
maker, born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, in 1830, 
died in Williamsport, Pennsylvania ; married 
(first) Sarah Levergood, deceased, and had 
one child, Sarah; married (second) Sheneth 
Beck, now living in Montoursville, Lycoming 
county, Pennsylvania ; children : Viola, lives in 
Montoursville ; Adele, deceased ; Lurella, lives 
in Virginia. 3. Martin, a farmer, born in Lib- 
erty, Pennsylvania, in 1832, where he died ; 
married (first) Henriette Pick, and had one 
child, Clement, deceased; married (second) 
Margaret Beck; children: Elmer, lives in Jer- 
sey Shore, Pennsylvania ; Filmore, deceased ; 
Tda and Frank, living in Liberty, Pennsylvania. 

4. Susan, born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember, 1834; married Charles liagenbush, 
deceased, a furniture maker of Allentown, 
Pennsylvania : children : John, lives in Batavia, 
New York ; Eva, lives in Evanston, Illinois. 

5. Sarah Elizabeth, of previous mention. 6. 
Philip, born in Liberty, Pennsylvania. 1839, 
died in Nebraska, a wagon maker and farmer ; 
he married Miss Ault, deceased, and had one 
child. Hattie, living in Pasadena, California. 
7. Washington, born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, 



in 1841, a hotelkeeper in Blossburg, Tioga 
county, Pennsylvania; married (first) Eliza 
Kinsman, deceased; children: Annie, lives in 
Elmira, New York; Charles and Lilly, live in 
".Icssburg ; John, lives in the south ; he mar- 
ried (second) Margaret Moreland. 8. Alpheus, 
born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, in 1845, ^ 
blncksmith in his native town ; married Jennie 
I\ohrback; children: Katherine and Carrie, 
live in New York City; Harry, lives in Bloss- 
burg, Pennsylvania; , deceased. 9. El- 

•»inn, born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, in 1845, 
whce she still lives. 10. Adeline, born in 
Liberty, Pennsylvania, 1847; married Jabez 
Hancher, a farmer, and lives in her native 
town ; children : Gertrude, deceased ; Charles, 
lives in Liberty, Pennsylvania ; Nellie, lives in 
Roaring Branch, Pennsylvania; Harry and 
William, live in Liberty, Pennsylvania. 

Children of Jonas and Sarah Elizabeth 
(Sheffer) Artley: i. Philip Sheffer, born in 
Lock Haven, in i860, died in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, August 10, 1896; married Annie M. 
Karns ; their son, Roy Stephen, born in Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, August 14, 1887, lives in 
Wichita Falls, Texas, managing a store for the 
Atlas Supply Company 2. Carrie Blanche, 
born in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, August 9, 
1864; married Joseph Ellsworth, of Holton, 
Maine, who died in West Virginia, November 
15, 191 1, was an oil producer; she and her 
daughter, Pauline, born August 9, 1892, live 
in Bradford. 3. John Huling, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(HI) John Huling, son of Jonas and Sarah 
Elizabeth (Sheffer) Artley, was born in Jersey 
Shore. Lycoming county, Pennsylvania, July 
2, 1872. Here he lived until he was five years 
of age, moving with his parents to Bradford 
in 1877, where he attended the public schools, 
and completed his education in the Bradford 
Business College. His first position after leav- 
ing school was with the Tyler Tube and Pipe 
Company of Washington, Pennsylvania, with 
whom he remained five years, returning to 
Bradford at the end of that time and estab- 
lishing in the oil producing business. He has 
ever since continued in that business with great 
success, owning valuable properties in the oil 
fields of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He 
is a member of the Knights of the Maccabees, 
Tent No. 5, Bradford, and the Bradford Gun 
Club. In politics he is a Democrat, in religion 
a Presbyterian, which church his wife also 
attends, although she is an Episcopalian. He 



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41 



married. November 24, iSyf), Georgia Xina 
Cowan, born in Fanners Valley, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1872, a 
graduate of Limestone high school. New York, 
(see Cowan line). Children: i. Phyllis Huling, 
born in Babcock, Pennsylvania, July 18, 1902, 
attends school in Bradford. 2. John Carlton, 
born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, .Vugust 11, 
1904. 

(The Cowan Line). 

(II) William Carl Cowan, son of Isaac 
Cowan, was born in New York state, 1808, 
died August, 1871. He was proprietor of the 
iirst store in Fullerton (now Limestone), New 
York, and married Abigail Cramer, born 181 8, 
died in W'hitesville, Xew York, 1900. Chil- 
dren: I. Fannie, born in Candor ( ?), New 
York, 1846, died 1907; married WiUiam Mat- 
terson, a farmer, deceased ; children : George, 
lives in Lima, Ohio ; Nellie, lives in Pasadena, 
California; Abigail, deceased. 2. Mary, born 
in Candor (?), New York, 1848; married 
William Burleu, deceased, a painter of Ithaca, 
New York ; son, Guy. 3. George J., of whom 
further. 4. Nathan, born in Candor ( ?), New 
York, 1852, a shoemaker and farmer of Elk- 
land, New York : married Phoebe Dennis ; chil- 
dren : Eva, deceased, and Bertha. 5. Isaac, 
born in Candor, New York, 1854, a contractor: 

married Annie , and lives in Webb City, 

Missouri ; children : Frank, Jessie, Thaddeus, 
Thomas, Alice : all live in Webb City except 
Jessie, who is a resident of Niagara Falls, Xew 
York. 

(III) George J., son of William Carl and 
Abigail (Cramer) Cowan, was born in Candor, 
Tioga county. New York, June 7, 1850, died 
in Limestone, New York, January 28, 1903. 
He was a carpenter by trade, a Republican in 
politics anfl a survivor of the civil war, having 
served in Company C, One Hunrlred and Ninth 
Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers, en- 
listing in 1 86 1 and being honorably discharged 
in 1864. He married Anna Flill, born in Ham- 
burg, New York, March 17, 1850, daughter of 
Albert Vedder Hill, born in Schenectady, New 
York, died in Limestone, New York, March 
9, 1882, a gunsmith, son of Henrv and Ann 
(Vedder) Hill. He married Catherine Paff, 
born in Holland, 1822. died in Hamburg, New 
York, March 2, 1855. Their children : i. Nich- 
olas, born 1842, in Hamburg, New York, died 
in infancy. 2. William, born 1846, lives in 
Olean, New York: married Catherine (Zeliff) 
Fisk, a widow of Limestone, New York, the 



second white child born in Cattaraugus county, 
New York ; children : Clara, born July, 1868, 
married Peter Daly; Henry, born January 18, 
1870, lives in Olean, New York; Judson, born 
September 3, 1872, lives in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania. 3. Anna, of previous mention. 4. 
Frederic, born in Hamburg, New York, 1854, 
died in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Children of George J. and Anna (Hill) 
Cowan: i. Frederick, a carpenter, born in 
Cantior, New York, November 6, 1866; mar- 
ried, January i, 1890, Lina Besson ; children, 
born in Limestone, New York : Arlene, born 
December 16, 1891 ; Alan, born February 16, 
1904; Georgia, born October 26, 1910. 2. 
Georgia Nina, of previous mention. 3. Lucy 
Alary, born in Limestone, New York, March 
2, 1875 : married, December 12, 1895, George 
Knight, born December 13, 1873, a" O'l well 
driller of Bradford, Pennsylvania. 4. John, 
born in Limestone, New York, October, 1878, 
died April, 1879. 5. Lottie Ethel, born in 
Limestone, New York, April 17, 1880, died 
March 2, 1882. 



This family traces to Germany where 
ASH Dunham Ash was born in 1806. He 
was educated in the excellent Ger- 
man schools, and when a young man emigrated 
to America, settling in Kingston, Canada, 
where he died in 1879. He also lived in the 
United States, having a son born in Erie county, 
Pennsylvania. Dunham Ash was a veterinary 
surgeon. He married, in Kingston, Canada, 
Margaret Breden, born in the North of Ire- 
land in 1807, died in Kingston in 1893, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Breden, born in Ireland, a cattle 
dealer and a protestant in religion. He had 
children : John, William. Robert, Samuel, Mar- 
garet and Bessie. (*hildren of Dunham Ash: 
I. Thomas, born 1839, in Waterford, Pennsyl- 
vania. 2. Catherine, born in Kingston, Canada, 
1841, married, in 1870. a Mr. Snyder; child. 
Bayard. 3. William Breden. born 1843. 4- 
.Margaret, born in Waterford, Pennsylvania. 
1845, "ow residing unmarried in Kingston. 
Canada. 5. John Breden, born in Waterford. 
T849. 6. Dunham E., of whom further. 7. 
Susan, born in Kingston. 8. Jane, born in 
Kingston. 

(II) Dr. Dunham E. Ash, son of Dunham 
.\sli, was born in Waterford, Erie county, 
Pennsylvania, April 4, 1852. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools, later entering the 
I'niversity of Ohio, at Cincinnati, where he 



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obtained his medical education and was gradu- 
ated with the degree of M. D. He came to the 
oil country in 1865, and later entered the oil 
business, which he has engaged in through- 
out his life in connection with his medical 
practice. In the year 1887 he began the prac- 
tice of medicine in Bradford and is now well 
established as a skillful and thoroughly reli- 
able practitioner. For the convenience of his 
large clientele Dr. Ash maintains two offices, 
one on Main street, Bradford, the other in 
East Bradford. Associated with him is his 
son. Dr. Garrett G. Ash, an eye, ear, nose and 
throat specialist. Dr. Ash Sr. is a supporter 
of the Republican party, and in 1890-91 was 
burgess of the borough of Kendall, now a part 
of the city of Bradford. He also served for 
eight years as a member of the school board 
of Bradford and since 1899 has been a mem- 
ber of the city council. Prior to coming to the 
I nited States Dr. x'^sh served in the Canadian 
army, enlisting in the Forty-seventh Battalion 
Canadian Volunteers. He is a member of the 
Ivlasonic order, belonging to lodge, chapter 
and commandery, and is also a member of the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His clubs 
are the Country and Edgewood. 

He married, March 7, 1878, Mattie Garrett, 
born in Kingston, Province of Ontario, Can- 
ada, July 25, 1858, graduate of the Kingston 
high school and prior to her marriage a teacher 
in the public schools of her native province. 
She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church, worthy matron of Bradford Lodge, 
Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of 
!he Country Club. She is the daughter of 
Jonathan Garrett, born in the North of Ire- 
land, August, 1817, died 1907. He emigrated 
to America, finally settling in Kingston, Can- 
ada, in 1831, continuing there until his death. 
He married Elizabeth Conner, born in Scot- 
land in J 828, died in Kingston, Canada, in 
1886. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett: i. 
William, now a resident of North Dakota ; 
married Elizabeth Hunter, deceased ; children : 
Alice, Mary, Alfred and Annette. 2. John, 
married Jeannette Brevnor and lives on the 
old homestead farm at Kingston ; children : 
Frederick and Elmer. 3. Mary, born 1847, 
died 1907; married Thomas Blacklock, de- 
ceased , children : Elizabeth and Thomas, both 
residents of Buffalo, New York; Jonathan 
Otis, resides w the west; Maud, William and 
'lelen, all residents of Buffalo; Oliver, resides 
in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. 4. Eliza, born 



1850, married a Mr. McClaren and resides in 
Nelson, British Columbia. 5. Thomas, resides 
in Toronto, ("anada. 6. Mina, born 1854, mar- 
ried a -Mr. Woods, a farmer of Ontario, Can- 
ada; children: Elmer, deceased; Ethel, and 
another. 7. Margaret, born 1856, married 
Joseph Stocks, born in England, died in San 
Diego. The above children were all born in 
Menicksville, Canada, those following in Kings- 
ton, Canada : 8. Mattie, previously mentioned 
as the wife of Dr. Dunham E. Ash. 9. Marie, 
born (.-Vtober, 1861, married William Quincey, 
born in Canada, whom she survives, a resident 
of Prescott, Canada; no children. 10. Har- 
riet, born August, 1863, married Sheldon 
Ward and resides in Delmar, California; chil- 
dren: Margaret and George. 11. Sarah, born 
October, 1866; married George Conner, of 
Kingston, and resides with three children at 
Winnipeg, Canada. 12. Emma, born 1869, 
died 1 89 1, at Winnipeg, Canada. 

Child of Dr. and Mrs. Dunham E. Ash: 
Garrett Guy, born in Dallas City, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, June 23, 1882; he was 
educated in the public schools of Bradford 
and is a graduate of the high school ; he then 
entered Washington and Jefferson College, re- 
maining two years ; he then matriculated at the 
University of Pittsburgh (medical depart- 
ment), from whence he was graduated M. D., 
class of 1907 ; he immediately associated with 
his father in the practice of medicine, making 
a specialty of the diseases of the eye, ear, nose 
and throat ; he is a member of the Masonic 
order of Bradford, belonging to lodge, chapter 
and commandery; his clubs are the Country 
and Bradford. 



This familv came from Pitts- 
HAWKINS burgh to Bradford, but for 
two or more generations had 
been residents in Westmoreland county, Penn- 
sylvania. Originally an agricultural family, 
the next generation followed the holy calling 
of the minister, while the present representa- 
tive has passed a long and useful life in busi- 
ness pursuits. The family records give no 
trace of the ancestry, nor do Westmoreland 
county records. 

(I) Thomas Hawkins settled at an early 
day in Westmoreland county, on a farm at 
Youngstown, where he passed the greater part 
of his life, died and is buried in the Youngs- 
town cemetery with others of his family. He 
married, November 29, 1803, Jane Riley, who 



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also died and is buried in Youngstown. They 
were both members of the Presbyterian church. 
Children: i. James, born October 13, 1804; 
married Jane Boyd. 2. Matthew, born Febru- 
ary 17, 1806; married Mary Boyd. 3. Thomas, 
born October 3, 1807 ; was an itinerant decora- 
tive painter, finally settling in Arkansas. 4. 
David Riley, of whom further. 5. Ann, born 
June 2"], 1812; married Alex Ross. 

(II) David Riley, son of Thomas and Jane 
(Riley) Hawkins, was born at Youngstown, 
Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, Febru- 
ary 22, 1810. He learned the tailor's trade, 
continuing until twenty years of age in his 
native town. He then began studying for the 
ministry and was ordained, joining the Pitts- 
burgh conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
church. He filled many charges most accept- 
ably, his last being Asbury Chapel in Pitts- 
burgh. He died in July, 1850, at the age of 
forty years. He was an earnest, faithful min- 
ister and pastor, greatly beloved by his con- 
gregations and useful in his Master's cause. 
He was a Whig in politics and strongly op- 
posed to human slavery. He married Char- 
lotte Boyd, born in Westmoreland county, 
Pennsylvania, November 3, 1807, died in 
Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, 1897, a farmer's 
daughter, a faithful devoted Christian and a 
great help to her husband in his pastoral work. 
She remained his widow twenty-nine years. 
Children: i. Adam Clarke, of whom further. 
2. Richard Watson, born in Youngstown, Penn- 
sylvania, March 16, 1835, now deceased; he 
followed in his father's footsteps, studied 
theology and was a regularly ordained min- 
ister of the Methodist Episcopal church ; he 
married, March 19, 1856, in Pittsburgh, Laura 
H. Smith, who died in Buffalo, New York, in 
January, 1912, leaving issue. 3. Emma Jane, 
born in Canton, Ohio, December 19, 1840, died 
in Greenville, Pennsylvania; married George 
Kerr Anderson, of Rochester, Pennsylvania, 
an oil producer and a prominent public man, 
serving as state senator ; children : Lottie, born 
June 24, i860: Luella, August 8, 1861, died 
February 2, 1864; Emma Laura, born May 8, 
1863; Olive, July 23, 1864. 4. David Riley, 
born in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania, November 
24, 1842, died in San Francisco, California; 
he served in the civil war, later becoming an 
oil operator; he married, in Meadville, Penn- 
sylvania, Harriet Kirly, who died in Philadel- 
phia in 191 1 ; children: Fred W., now living 



in New Jersey; Bessie, now living in New 
^'ork City. 

(HI) Major Adam Clarke Hawkins, eldest 
son of David Riley and Charlotte (Boyd) 
Hawkins, was born in Youngstown, West- 
moreland county, Pennsylvania, September 23, 
1833. He attended the public schools until 
thirteen years of age, but was a student and 
reader all through his early manhood and 
middle life, acquiring in the great school of 
experience an education that now bespeaks him 
the cultured, refined gentleman. His first posi- 
tion was as a boy of thirteen in a store at 
Freeport, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, 
where he remained three years. At age of six- 
teen years he was a salesman for the large iron 
and machinery house of Scafe & Atkinson in 
I'ittsburgh. He later became bookkeeper for 
Young, Stevenson & Love, a I'ittsburgh firm. 
He had widely improved his opportunities dur- 
ing these years and built up a good reputation 
as a trustworthy, capable, young business man. 
He now graduated from land employment to 
the river boats, plying the Ohio and Mississippi 
rivers, between Pittsburgh and New Orleans. 
He continued as clerk on the "Paul Jones" 
and other river boats for six years, then located 
in Rochester, Pennsylvania, again becoming a 
merchant, going thence to New Brighton, 
Beaver county, Pennsylvania, in the same busi- 
ness. About 1865 he engaged in mercantile 
business in Pittsburgh on his own account, 
continuing successfully until 1879. In the lat- 
ter year he disposed of his Pittsburgh interests 
and settled in Bradford and began his long and 
successful career as an oil producer. He was 
one of the original stockholders of the Tide 
Water Pipe Line Company and has been con- 
nected with many of the corporate oil enter- 
prises of Bradford as well as conducting large 
private operations. He has now practically 
retired from active business, but views with 
satisfaction a long and well spent life of honor- 
able business activity. His commercial career 
has only been interrupted by his service dur- 
ing the war between the states with the Ninth 
Pennsylvania Regiment. He has been an active 
Republican all his life, and may claim to have 
been one of the founders of that great party, 
having cast his first presidential vote for Gen- 
eral John C. Fremont. He has served with 
honor in many political offices and positions 
of trust, including that of delegate to many 
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delegate to national conventions of his party. 
Major Hawkins has taken an active interest 
in educational matters and has been a member 
of the Bradford school board for the past fif- 
teen years and for ten years the president of 
the board. He is a prominent member of the 
Masonic order, belonging to lodge, chapter and 
commandery. He is also a member of the 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His 
clubs are the Merchants and Country of Brad- 
ford. In religious faith he is an Episcopalian. 
Major Hawkins married (first) January lo, 
1855, Elizabeth Stiles, born in Rochester, Penn- 
sylvania, died December, 1893, daughter of 
John Stiles, of Beaver county, Pennsylvania, 
and his wife Jane (Pollock) Stiles, a native 
of Allegheny county, both deceased. He mar- 
ried (second) April 27, 1904, Cora Belle Sweet, 
born at Alfred Center, New York, daughter of 
Dr. Nathaniel Sweet, a practicing physician. 
Children by first marriage: i. Harry Stiles, 
born May 14, 1857, now superintendent in 
charge of his father's business ; he married, 
May II, 1880, Elizabeth Babbett, born Novem- 
ber II, 1857 : two children : Adam Clarke, born 
F'ebruary 11, 1882, now engaged in the oil 
business near Lepulpa, Oklahoma ; Howard, 
born May 10, 1884, died February 11, 1889. 
2. Frank Watson, born 1859, now in the em- 
ploy of the Hope Gas Company of Pittsburgh ; 
his wife died without issue. 3. George Kerr, 
born in i860, died in Bradford. 1889, unmar- 
ried. 



This was an ancient and dis- 
MALLORY tinguished family long seated 
at Studley Royal, in York- 
shire, England. Of this family was Captain 
Roger Mallory, who founded a line in the Vir- 
ginia colony about 1660, and some of whose 
descendants located in Pennsylvania. 

(I) Nathaniel Mallory, born at Middle- 
town, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, was un- 
doubtedly a descendant of Captain Roger Mal- 
lory, of Virginia. After growing to manhood 
he removed to western Pennsylvania. He 
married and left a son John, of whom further. 
(H) John, son of Nathaniel Mallory, was 
born in western Pennsylvania, in 1794, died at 
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, in 1880. He 
was a farmer of Erie county. Pennsylvania. 
He was a Whig, and later a Republican. He 
and his wife were members of the Christian 
church. He married Anna Irish, born near 
Cambridge Springs, 1794, died there in 1879. 



Children, all born at Cambridge Springs: i. 
Harriet, died at McKean, Erie county, Penn- 
sylvania ; married David Greenlee ; children : 
Allen, William, Mary Ellen, Andrew, Hiram, 
Anna, Jane and Evalina ; of these, Andrew- 
lives in Colorado, the last three in Erie, Penn- 
sylvania ; the others are deceased. 2. Huldah, 
died near Cambridge Springs : married Sey- 
mour Thorpe, a farmer of that section ; chil- 
dren : Anna, deceased ; Mary Ellen, living near 
Cambridge Springs ; John, deceased. 3. Tru- 
man, of whom further. 4. William, died at 
the old homestead ; married Drucilla Stafford ; 
children: Adelaide, Huldah, Hiram, the latter 
the only survivor. 5. Hiram, now living at 
Charlestown, West Virginia ; an oil producer ; 
married Lettie Colvin, deceased, of Water- 
ford, Pennsylvania; children: William, living 
in Charlestown ; Mary and Susan, of Eden- 
boro, Pennsylvania. 6. Sarah, died at Water- 
ford, Pennsylvania; married Daniel RuUins, 
of L'nion City, Pennsylvania ; no issue. 

(Ill) Truman, son of John Mallory, was 
born in Le Boeuf township, Erie county, Penn- 
sylvania, April 12, 1824. He was well edu- 
cated in the schools of McClellan Corners, 
Conneaut Valley, Pennsylvania, and began 
active life in the lumber business, in which he 
continued until the oil business attracted him, 
when he located at Mecca, Ohio. He continued 
in oil production for many years, and died at 
Phelps Corners, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1899. 
He was a Republican in politics, and was 
actively interested in political afifairs, holding 
many town offices. He was a man of industry 
and highly respected for his many estimable 
traits. He married Charlotte Lydia Phelps, 
born at Phelps Corners, February 15, 1829, 
died there March 27, 1903, eldest daughter of 
Theodore Phelps, a wealthy farmer and a 
noted hunter, who died at Phelps Corners at 
the age of fifty years; his wife Lydia died 
there, aged seventy-eight years. Children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Phelps, all born at Phelps Cor- 
ners : I. Charlotte Lydia, of previous mention. 
2. Polly, died at Rice Lake, Pennsylvania ; mar- 
ried Alonzo Hillyer, a blacksmith of Rice Lake : 
children: Webb, Julia, James, Lydia, Eliza and 
Selden. 3. Cenia, died at Phelps Corners : 
married Hiram Cook, a farmer, later an oil 
producer of LTnion City, Pennsylvania, also 
deceased; children: William, of Los Angeles, 
California: John, of Corry, Pennsylvania; 
James, of Los Angeles ; Maria, deceased. 4. 
Lucinda, drowned in French Creek, near 



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Franklin, in 1850, unmarried. 6. William, died 
at Phelps Corners, a lumberman, farmer and 
sttTck-breeder ; married Juliette Fish ; children : 
Frederick, deceased; Emma, living in Water- 
ford, Pennsylvania ; Frank, deceased ; Lillian, 
living in Phelps Corners ; Ruth, deceased ; 
Willis, living in Phelps Corners. 6. Wesley, 
killed in the battle of the Wilderness during 
the civil war, a private of the Eighty-third 
Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 
unmarried. 7. Eliza, living in Edenboro, Penn- 
sylvania ; married James JNIcCurry, deceased ; 
son, \'incent, living in Edenboro. Children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Mallory : i. Lewis Elmore, of 
whom further. 2. Frederick Eugene, born at 
Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, February 
5, 1851 ; now living in Los Angeles, California, 
an oil producer ; married Jennie Rittenhouse, of 
Spartansburg, Pennsylvania ; children : George, 
deceased ; Roy, born 1887, operates a poultry 
farm at Los Angeles, married and had a son 
Eugene, born 1907. 3. Emma, born near Erie, 
Pennsylvania, February 15, 1853; married 
( first) Sidney Chase, an oil producer, deceased ; 
no issue; she married (second) Henry Tracy, 
a farmer, and resides at Phelps Corners ; no 
issue. 4. John Franklin, born near Erie, 1855; 
married (first) Susan Shafifer ; child, Ernest, 
born 1880, now a prominent oil producer of 
Parksburg, West \^irginia, married Creta 

Hutchinson; married (second) Beatrice ; 

child, John, born 1908. 5. Sidney Truman, 
born in Phelps Corners, 1857; now an oil pro- 
ducer of Tulsa, Oklahoma ; married Ellen 
P.ushfield, of St. Mary's, West Virginia ; child, 
Ethel, born 1898. 6. Lydia, born in Phelps 
Corners, February 15, 1859; married James H. 
Williamson, of Waterford, Pennsylvania ; now 
living at St. Mary's, West Virginia ; he is a 
grocery man and engaged in oil production ; 
children: Mildred, born 1897; Herbert, 1899; 
Genevieve, 1902 ; Helen, 1908. 

(IV) Lewis Elmore, son of Truman Mal- 
lory, was born at Cambridge Springs, Penn- 
sylvania, April 6, 1849. His early education 
was obtained in the public schools at Phelps 
Corners, Washington township, but his school 
attendance ceased when he was fifteen years 
of age. He then began work in the oil fields, 
going first to Bull Run in the oil creek district 
of Venango county. He continued in that field 
ten years, finishing up his work at wells on 
the John Steel farm. In 1853-64 he was at 
Pleasantville in the same county, going thence 
to Foster, Venango county, where he was a 



contractor. At the time of the Angel and 
Prentice developments, he went to Bully Hill 
and there drilled the first oil well with five and 
five-eighths casing and drilled to sand with- 
out water; this was the first well of its kind 
below ( ;il City. 

In 1876 he located in Bradford, but has not 
confined his operations to that city or section. 
He is known as one of the largest and most 
successful operators of the oil and gas coun- 
try, and has been constantly engaged in the 
development of oil properties, both as an in- 
dividual operator and in corporate enterprises. 
He opened up the Watsonville Oil Pool, near 
jMarshburg, in McKean county ; the abundant 
pool in Chipmunk and Second Sands, on Nich- 
olas Run, Cattaraugus county, New York, and 
the Turkey Mountain Pool, in Tulsa county, 
Oklahoma. In the Ohio field he operates 
through the Ohio Fuel Supply Gas Company, 
of which he is a director; also is a director 
and member of the executive committee of 
the Ohio Fuel & Oil Company, a company now 
actively operating on Blue Creek, Kanawha 
county. West \'irginia. The vastncss of. his 
oil interests is best explained by the fact that 
he owns entirely or partially over a thousand 
producing wells, many of them in the Brad- 
ford fields. His experience covers all branches 
of oil and gas production, beginning as a boy 
(jf fifteen when he took up life's battles. He 
has been nobly seconded in many of his enter- 
prises by his son, Lewis Elbert. His success 
has been fairly earned and comes not through 
fortune's favor, but through energetic, well 
directed, constant eft'ort and wise management. 

He is a Republican in politics, but has never 
actively entered public life, devoting all his 
energy to his large business interests. He is 
a member of the Presbyterian church, the 
Dui|uesne Club of Pittsburgh, the Bradford 
Merchants, Country and Bradford Gun clubs. 
In the latter he enjoys his favorite recreation, 
shooting, and with his son has helped make and 
maintain the high reputation the club has made 
in marksmanship against picked clubs of the 
L'nited States and Canada. He is prominent 
in the Masonic order, belonging to all bodies 
of the York and Scottish Rites, holding in the 
latter the thirty-second degree. His member- 
5hi])s are in Bradford Lodge, No. 334. Free 
and Accepted Masons; Bradforrl Council. 
Royal and Select Masters; Bradford Chapter, 
\'o. 260, Royal Arch Masons; Trinity Cnm- 
mandery. No. 58. Knights Templar; Syria 



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Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Pitts- 
burgh, and Pittsburgh Consistory, Ancient 
Accepted Scottish Rite. He also is a member 
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks. 

Mr. Mallory married, January i, 1873, 
Emma Jeannette Crawford, born in Emlenton, 
Venango county, Pennsylvania, May 23, 1853, 
where she was educated in Emlenton Semi- 
nary. She is a member of the Presbyterian 
church and Bradford Country Club. She is a 
daughter of Ebenezer Crawford (see Craw- 
ford V). Children of Mr. and Mrs. Mallory: 
I. Lewis Elbert, born in Emlenton, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 18, 1874; now engaged with his 
father in oil production in Pennsylvania and 
New York, maintaining his residence in Brad- 
ford ; he married Mabel DeHart, born May 
17, 1881 ; children: John Truman, born De- 
cember 14, 1903, died March 30, 1908; Thomas 
DeHart, born November 5, 1906; Marjorie 
Crawford, born May 14, 1910. 2. Nellie 
Emma, born in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 2, 1875 ; married, March 3, 1903, Fred- 
erick G. Crittenden, born May 23, 1867, at 
Phelps, New York ; he is a graduate M. D., 
but does not practice, being engaged in oil 
production; child, Janet Mallory Crittenden, 
born April 5, 191 1, at BuiTalo, New York. 3. 
Maude, born August 2, 1881, died October 12, 
1881. 

(The Crawford Line). 

(I) Emma Jeannette (Crawford) Mallory 
is a descendant of John Crawford, a native of 
the North of Ireland, of Scotch parentage, 
who emigrated to America about 1728, set- 
tling in Hanover township, Dauphin county, 
Pennsylvania. With him came several other 
members of the family, brothers, no doubt; 
James, who located in Paxtang township ; Rob- 
ert and Hugh, who settled in the same neigh- 
borhood. John Crawford married and had at 
least three sons : James, John and Richard, of 
whom further. 

(II) James, son of John (i) Crawford, the 
emigrant, was born in Hanover township, 
Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, in 1730, but in 
1 770 was a resident of Nortliumberland county, 
living along the west branch of the Susque- 
hanna. He was a member of the convention 
of July, 1776, which framed the first consti- 
tution of the state and served in the revolu- 
tion. He was commissioned major, October 
8, 1776, of Colonel William Cook's regiment 
of the Pennsylvania line ; resigned October 12, 



1777, and afterwards filled the offices of sheriff, 
commissioner and justice of the peace. He 
died about 1812-13 and was buried in the old 
Pine Creek burying ground, near Jersey Shore. 
Major Crawford married (first) Rosanna, 
second daughter of John and Jane Allison, of 
Lancaster county. Her sister Margaret mar- 
ried Colonel Hugh White, of the revolution. 
Children: John, served in the revolution, died 
unmarried; Robert, married Elizabeth Quig- 
ley ; Thomas, removed to Erie county, Penn- 
sylvania ; Ann, married Benjamin Walker. 
Major Crawford married (second) Agnes, 
daughter of Captain McDonald, of Cumber- 
land, who survived him. Child, Elizabeth, 
died in Erie county, Pennsylvania, unmarried. 
(II) John (2), son of John (i) Crawford, 
was born 1736, died April 8, 1789, and is 
buried in the old Hanover church-yard. He 
married and left children: William, married 
Patty Crain ; Ann, married Samuel Finney ; 
Violet; Mattie (Martha) ; John, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(II) Richard, the last son of John (i) 
Crawford of whom there is record, was born 

1740, married, 1765, Elizabeth , born 

1745, died June 12, 1810. After the death of 
his wife he resided with his daughter Ann, in 
Anthony township, Columbia, now Montour 
township, Pennsylvania, where he died about 
181 3, and is buried at Warrior Run graveyard. 
Children : Paul : James, married Mary Finney ; 
Ann, married Hugh Wilson ; Elizabeth, mar- 
ried Rev. John Moody. Another daughter 
married a brother of Rev. John Moody. 

(III) John (3), son of John (2) and grand- 
son of John (i) Crawford, settled in Greene 
county, going from thence to Butler county, 
Pennsylvania, in 1797, thence to Venango 
county, where he died at Emlenton, February 
12, 1812. He married Mary Parker and left 
issue. 

(IV) Ebenezer, son of John (3) and Mary 
( Parker) Crawford, was born about 1803, died 
near Emlenton, Pennsylvania, in 1859, on the 
farm settled by his father. He married Janet 
Grant from Crofort, Scotland, died in Bruin, 
Butler county, Pennsylvania. Children (not 
known to be in order of birth) : i. Ebenezer, 
of whom further. 2. Alexander, married Mar- 
garet Anderson ; children : Ebenezer and An- 
derson. 3. John, married Barbara Hicks ; chil- 
dren : Meade, Carlisle. Ida. Mary and Estella. 
4. Robert, died unmarried. 5. William, mar- 
ried Jane Herr ; children : Zelia, Jessie, Jane 



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and John. 6. Elihu, died unmarried. ". Har- 
vey, married ^ilartlia Ross; children: Lewis, 
an electrician of Chicago; Lillian, resides in 
Chicago; Frank, an electrician in tlie west. 8. 
Samuel, an oil producer, married Jane Truby, 
who survives him, a resident of Enilenton ; 
children: Harry, a bank pregident of Enilen- 
ton : Edward ami Gertrude. 9. Isabelle, mar- 
ried Harvey Gibson, a miller; children: Sarah. 
William. Janet, Zera, Ebenezer and Samuel. 
10. Matilda, died March 7, 1912, at age of 
ninety-three years : she married Harvey Craw- 
ford, deceased, her cousin from Akron, Ohio ; 
children : David, Janet, James, Lucy and Sam- 
uel. II. Emmeline, now living in Starke, 
Florida : married George Livingston, deceased ; 
children: Samuel, George and Kate. 12. .\ 
daughter, who died at the old homestead. 

{\') Ebenezer (2), son of Ebenezer (i) 
and Janet (Grant) Crawford, was born at the 
homestead near Emlenton, Pennsylvania, Au- 
gust 26, 1821, died there August 26, 1897. He 
grew to manhood at the home farm and in 
1849 joined the gold-seekers in their rush to 
California. He prospered and later returned 
to Emlenton. In his latter years he was en- 
gaged in banking. He married Elizabeth Wil- 
son, born in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, June 
30. 1833, died in Buffalo, New York, Jiine 19, 
1906. Children: i. Clare Minerva, born in 
Emlenton, January 5. 1851, died at East Brody, 
Pennsylvania, April 3, 1885 : married ]\Iilo C. 
Treat, born April 3, 1842, in Leon Center, New 
York, who survives her and married (second) 
Sarah Hicks; child by first wife: Ellis Milo, 
born November 27, 1872; by second wife: 
Milo. born 1896. 2. Emma Jeannettc, of previ- 
ous mention, wife of Lewis Elmore Mallory 
(see Mallory IV). 3. James Burton, born 
October 5. 1835 : now living in Oil City, Penn- 
sylvania, engaged in the oil and gas business as 
general manasjer of the National Fuel and Gas 
Company of New Jersey; married Nellie Corn- 
stock ; children : Edith, born August 20, 1881 ; 
Robert, 1883: Helen, 1887; Ronald, 1890. 4. 
Lewis, born August, 1837, died 1861. 5. Mary, 
born 1839, died 1839. 6. George W.. born June 4, 
1861 ; now president of the Ohio Fuel Supply 
Gas Company of Pittsburgh, unmarried. 7. 
Frederick W., born December 19, 1864: now 
president of the Ohio Fuel Oil Company, and 
resides in Columbus, Ohio; married Elizabeth 
Dreibellis; children: Catherine, born 1806; 
Jean, 1900. 8. Carrol! E., born May 29, 1873: 
now living in Emlenton, where he is engaged 



in oil and gas production; married Susan 
Kribbs, born 1872, died February, 1907; chil- 
dren : Elizabeth, born August, 1897 ; Gertrude, 
October, 1901 ; Richard, August, 1905. These 
eight children were born in Emlenton, I'enn- 
svKania. 



The surname Cat- 
C.XTLIN-STANTON lin is of ancient 

English origin. In 
the early records it is spelled Catelin, Cattling. 
Caltell and Catlin. Tlie name is found fre- 
(|uently in records of county Kent, England, 
where the family has held property since the 
-Xorman Conquest. R. de Catlin was one of 
the folK)wers of William the Conqueror and 
is mentioned in the Domesday Book as having 
two knights fees of land. Sir Catlin was knight- 
ed for honorable service at the battle of Agin- 
court. under Edward, the Black Prince, and 
the Catlin coat-of-arnis was granted him, viz.: 
■'Per chevron or azure three lions passant 
guardant in pale, counter charged in chief 
argent. Crest : .\ leopard's head couped at the 
neck argent, ducally collared and lined or re- 
guardant." Motto : Semper fides. 

(I) Thomas Catlin, emigrant ancestor of 
the American family, was born in 1600, accord- 
ing to a deposition in court in 1687, giving his 
age as eighty-seven years. He was in Hart- 
ford about 1640 and is mentioned in colonial 
records in 1644. He was chimney viewer, sur- 
veyor of highways, selectman and constable, 
holding the latter then important office from 

1662 to 1674. He married (first) Mary , 

who died before 1673: he married (second)' 
Mary Elmer or Elmore, whose first husband, 
Edward, was killed by the Indians in King 
Philip's war. Children : Mary and John. 

(II) John, son of Thomas Catlin, was born 
prior to 1640 in England. Lie married, July 
2y. 1663, Mary, daughter of Captain Samuel 
Marshall, of Windsor, Connecticut. She died 
in Hartford, October 20, 1716. Children: 
John. Mary, Samuel, Thomas, Benjamin. 

(III ) Samuel, son of John Catlin, was born 
in Hartford, Connecticut, 1672. He married 
Elizabeth North. Children: John, Thomas, 
Samuel, Isaac, .'\bigail. Job, Mary, Adam, 
Ebenezer. 

(IV) Isaac, son of Samuel Catlin. was born 
in Hartford, Connecticut, November 11, 1712, 
(lied May 3, 1803. He married (first) Betsey 
(Elizabeth) Kilbourn ; (second) a widow, 
Abigail (Ives) Tuttle. Children by first mar- 



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riage : Isaac, Elisha, Charles, Irene, Polly, Bet- 
sey, Ruth, Sarah, Bradley. 

(V) Elisha, son of Isaac Catlin, was horn 
in 1745. He married, January 8, 1784, Rox- 
anna Dewey, born January 5, 1763. They 
lived in Harwinton, Connecticut. Roxanna 
was a daughter of Eli Dewey, of Westfield, 
Massachusetts, and Harwinton, Connecticut, 
where he was a farmer and had a whetstone 
quarry. He married (first) Abigail Gillett, 
(second) Mrs. Mary (Dewey) Sloan, widow 
of John Sloan, and daughter of James Dewey, 
a kinsman. They had seven children of whom 
Roxanna was the second. Eli Dewey was the 
son of David (2), son of David (i), son of 
Israel, son of Thomas Dewey, emigrant an- 
cestor of the large and influential Dewey fam- 
ily of the LInited States of whom Admiral 
George Dewey, the hero of Manila Bay, is a 
conspicuous member as was Rev. Jedediah 
Dewey, the "fighting parson," who adjourned 
a service in his church to go out one Sunday 
morning to fight the British at Bennington and 
returned to the house of worship, took up his 
sermon where he had left off when interrupted 
and finished it to the end. Thomas Dewey 
came to Massachusetts in 1633 from Kent, 
England, married a widow, Frances Clark, and 
had sons, Israel, Thomas (2), Josiah, Jedediah. 
.Admiral George Dewey descends through 
Josiah and Roxanna Dewey, through Israel, 
their third son. Among the children of Elisha 
and Roxanna (Dewey) Catlin was Dewey, of 
whom further. 

(\^I) Dewey, son of Elisha Catlin, was born 
in, Harwinton, Connecticut, died in Buffalo. 
New York, about 1843. He lived in Connecti- 
cut until he was a young man, then went to 
Buffalo at an early day before railroads cross- 
ed the state and the only conveyance was canal 
boat or team. He was the proprietor of a hotel 
at Buffalo and a well known citizen. He was 
an active Democrat and influential in the paity. 
He married Dolly White, who died in Buffalo. 
They were both members of the Congregational 
church. Children : Florella ; Adaline. married 
Charles Huntley; Minerva, Samantha, Eli. 
Oren, of whom further. 

(VII) Oren, son of Dewey Catlin, was born 
at DeRuyter, New York, January 26, 1821, 
died in Portsmouth, Ohio, March, 1885. He 
was educated in the public schools of Buffalo. 
New York, and began business life in that 
c'ty. He was a traveling salesman for hard- 
ware firms of Buffalo, R. L. Howard and 



George L. Squire, later with D. M. Osborn, 
of Auburn. He was active in politics, a Dem- 
ocrat, for many years justice of the peace. 
He married Eliza Ann Tallman, his cousin, 
born in Buffalo, New York, February 23, 1824, 
tlied there February 14, 1872, a member of the 
Congregational church. She was a daughter 
of Elijah Tallman, born at Evans, New York, 
ten miles west of Buffalo, in 1788, died there 
in 1870, a farmer of Evans throughout the 
active years of his life. He married Florella 

Catlin, born in Connecticut, daughter of 

Catlin and sister of Dewey Catlin. Children 
of Oren and Eliza Ann (Tallman) Catlin: i. 
Ellen Virginia, of whom further. 2. Cassius 
M. Clay, born in Buffalo, September 18, 1849, 
died October 29, 1908; he was educated in the 
Buft'alo public schools and was a traveling 
salesman ; he married Emma Woodward of 
Buflalo ; no issue. 3. Mary Minerva, born in 
Buffalo, July, 1S59, died in infancy. 

(VIII) Ellen \'irginia, daughter of Oren 
Catlin, was born September 16, 1846, at Buf- 
falo, New York. She was educated in the 
city schools at Westfield, New York, finishing 
lier studies at Medina Academy at Medina, 
New York. She later pursued a course of 
musical study at the Cleveland (Ohio) Con- 
servatdry of Music. After completing her 
studies she taught music until 1872. She mar- 
ried, July 31, 1872, Norman Jacob Stanton, 
born at Milford, New Jersey, June 17, 1841, 
died February 19, 1897. He was educated in 
the diff'erent schools, finishing at Syracuse, 
New York. In 1861, at the age of twenty 
years, he enlisted in the Fifty-eighth Regiment 
Pennsylvania Infantry, served his first term, 
reenlisted and served until the close of the 
war. His regiment was attached to the Army 
of the Potomac and participated in many of 
the hard- fought battles of the civil war. He 
attained the rank of sergeant under Captain 
Burnham, witnessed the surrender of Gen- 
eral Lee at Appomattox and received an honor- 
able discharge. After the war he lived in 
Buffalo, New York, going thence to Richmond, 
Virginia, where he engaged in the lumber busi- 
ness. In 1877 or 1878 he located in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, where he held several important 
city offices. He served as ta.x collector eight 
years, was secretary to the board of water 
commissioners, and for about nine years was 
chief of police, from 1884 to 1893. He was a 
capable and trustworthy public official and was 
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in politics, and a prominent member of tlie 
Masonic order, holding the highest degrees of 
the Scottish Rite. He left no issue. Norman 
J. was a son of John Stanton, who after en- 
listing as a soldier in the Mexican war, never 
returned. He left a widow, Bridget, and chil- 
dren : William, married Salome Bush and now 
lives on a farm near Smithport, Pennsylvania ; 
Susan, James, Maria and Norman B., all de- 
ceased" but William. Mrs. Bridget Stanton 
(lied in Buffalo, New York, 1844. Mrs. Ellen 
X'irginia (Catlin) Stanton survives her hus- 
band and is now (1912) residing in Bradford. 
She is a member of the Presbyterian church 
and well known for her benevolences and 
kindlv heart. 



The Irvine family 
1R\1NE-ANDREWS herein recorded is 
of Scotch descent, 
the great-grandfather of Mary A. (Irvine) 
.Andrews, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, emi- 
grating to this country from Ireland, where 
the family had settled on leaving Scotland. 
The family seat was nine miles from Enniskil- 
len, on the banks of Lough Eine, at a little 
village of thirteen hundred people called 
Irvinestown, also Loutherstown. Here lived 
John Irvine, a justice of the peace and deputy 
lieutenant of the county of Fermanagh. Among 
the physicians of the village was Gerard Irvine, 
and among its merchants was William Irvine. 
This was the family from which sprang the 
Irvines of Peimsylvania. 

(I) Of the brothers that came to America 
may be named William, Andrew and Matthew. 
William was born in Enniskillen, Fermanagh 
county, Ireland, in 1740, and was appointed a 
surgeon in the British navy. In 1763 he emi- 
grated to America, settling at Carlisle, Penn- 
sylvania, where he practiced his profession 
with success until 1774, when he was appointed 
cne of the representatives in the provincial 
convention which met at Philadelphia in that 
year. In January, 1776, he was appointed 
colonel of the Sixth Battalion, afterward the 
Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Line. On 
March 8, 1782, he was ordered to Fort Pitt to 
protect the frontier, then threatened with Brit- 
ish and Indian invasion. He was also employ- 
ed in settling the boundary dispute between 
Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 1794 he was 
a])pointed with Andrew Ellicott to lay out the 
towns of Erie, Warren, Waterford and Frank- 



lin, in which service they were accomp.i'iied 
by a military escort under Colonel Irv'ne's 
command. He was a member of the conven- 
tion to form a constitution for the state of 
Pennsylvania, and was commander-in-chief of 
Pennsylvania troops during the whiskey in- 
surrection, and was appointed by Chief Jus- 
tice McKean to treat with the insurgents. 

General Irvine married Anne, daughter of 
Robert Callender, of Middlesex, near Carlisle, 
Pennsylvania, an extensive Indian trader, and 
who commanded a company of Pennsylvania 
mditia at Biaddock's defeat. One of his sons, 
Callender Irvine, born in Carlisle, 1774, was 
president of the Hibernia Society of Pennsyl- 
vania, and of the State Society of the Cincin- 
nati. Elizabeth Irvine married Dr. Reynolds, 
a Jnited Irishman of '98, who came to tliis 
country and practiced successfully hi Phila- 
delphia. In Warren county, Pennsylvania, is 
the village of Irvine, named in honor of Gen^ 
eral William Irvine. Andrew, a brotheVof 
General Irvine, was also a brave soldier of the 
revolution, serving as captain. Matthew Irvine, 
a younger brother of General William and An- 
drew, came to this country when a boy. He 
studied medicine at Carlisle and Philadelphia 
under his brother and the famous Dr. Rush, 
but imbibing the patriotic ardor of his brothers 
he left his studies to join the army of Washing- 
ton. One of these brothers was the father of 
Andrew, of whom further. 

(II) Andrew Irvine was born in Northum- 
berland county. Pennsylvania, on the west 
bank of the Susquehanna river, in 1787, died 
in Warren, Pennsylvania, in January, 1851. 
His parents were obliged to leave Northum- 
berland county on account of the Indians, flee- 
ing to Cumberland county. His father had 
three wives and twenty-two children, having 
issue by each wife. A half-brother of Andrew, 
Welsh Irvine, was a farmer and boat-builder 
of Bradford county. Another half-brother, 
George, settled in that county in 1813. Andrew 
Irvine settled at Towanda, Bradford county, 
in 1812, where he erected and operated a tan- 
nery until 1836, then moved to Warren, Penn- 
sylvania, where he bought property and en- 
gaged extensively in farming and lumbering. 
On the property which he owned and which is 
now in the possession of his heirs are several 
productive gas and oil wells. He was a Dem- 
ocrat in politics, and a member of the Pres- 
byterian church, as was his wife. He mar- 



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ried Catherine McAffee, born in Bradford 
county, Pennsylvania, 1791, died in Warren 
county, Pennsylvania, in May, 1862. Chil- 
dren, all born in Towanda, Pennsylvania: i. 
James D., born 1813, died 1884, unmarried. 
2. Mary Ann, born 181 5, died April, 1876, un- 
married. 3. Benjamin P., of whom further. 
4. Rosanna, born 1823, died 1826. 5. Infant, 
died unnamed. 6. Catherine, deceased; mar- 
ried Nelson Parker. 7. Guy C, born 1833, 
died January, 1903, unmarried ; was a wealthy 
farmer of Warren county, Pennsylvania. 8. 
Thomas Jefferson, born 1834, married Ursula 
Brand, born 1837; they now reside in Warren. 
(Ill) Benjamin F., son of Andrew and 
Catherine (McAffee) Irvine, was born at 
Towanda, Pennsylvania, August 12, 1820, died 
at Irvine's Mills, September 10, 1878, leaving 
a record "bi a life well spent. He attended the 
public schools there until his parents moved 
to Warren, Pennsylvania, where he completed 
his studies. He worked in his father's tannery 
and engaged in lumbering on the Allegheny 
river, his father having large lumbering inter- 
ests. In 1843 hs moved to Irvine's Mills, in 
Cattaraugus county. New York. He there 
bought five thousand acres of land, much of 
it heavily timbered, erected saw mills, and 
caused a village to spring up that was named 
in his honor. He was a Democrat in poHtics, 
and a church member. He married, January 
I, 1847, Rebecca Leonard (see Leonard), born 
in Warren, Pennsylvania, July 12, 1830. She 
was educated in the public schools of Ellicott- 
ville, and Great Valley, New York, finishing 
at Ellicottville Seminary. She survives her 
husband, a resident of Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
with her daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Andrews. 
Children of Benjamin F. Irvine, all born at 
Irvine's Mills, New York: i. Mary A., of 
whom further. 2. Guy C, born March 21, 
1850, died at Bradford, Pennsylvania, Janu- 
ary 23, 1912; was a lumberman; married Mil- 
dred Beardsley, of Limestone, New York, born 
November 14, 1850: no issue. 3. Andrew, 
born May 29. 1854, died November 26, 1855. 
4. Leonard Clarence, born March 27, 1856, 
died at Gardeau, McKean county, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 4, 1897; an accountant; un- 
married. 5. Jerome Nelson, born October 27, 
1857, died in infancy. 6. Benjamin Franklin, 
born September 30, 1859, died August 10, 1910 ; 
a tobacco merchant : married Mary Clark, born 
in Farmer's Valley, Pennsylvania, March 31, 
1874, died March, 1905; child: Rebecca Lydia, 



born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1902. 
7. Dewitt Clinton, born February 23, 1866, 
died in infancy. 

(IV) Mary A., eldest child of Benjamin F. 
and Rebecca (Leonard) Irvine, was born at 
Irvine's Mills, Cattaraugus county, New York, 
May 5, 1848. She was educated at the Union 
School in Tonawanda, New York, and resided 
at home until her marriage, May 4, 1869, to 
Harper G. Andrews, and lives at Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, the family home. She is an at- 
tendant of the Universalist church and a mem- 
ber of the Ladies' Auxiliary, No. 4, Union Vet- 
eran Legion. Children : Rebecca Irvine, born at 
Irvine's Mills, New York, January 27, 1870; 
Robert Irvine, May 10, 1877; Benjamin Frank- 
lin Irvine, September 18, 1879; all of whom 
died in infancy. 

Harper G. Andrews was a son of Robert 
Harper Andrews, born in Plymouth, Connecti- 
cut, in 1800, moved to Windsor, New York, 
and after his marriage was engaged in farm- 
ing there until his death, September 25, 1872. 
He married (first) Phiolelia Guernsey, died in 
Windsor, in 1842; (second) Julia Wilmoth, 
born in Great Bend, Pennsylvania, 1808, died 
there, 1878. Children by first wife: i. Ansel, 
born 1826, died 1898; married Mary Scott; 
child, Frank, a farmer of Hollywood, Cali- 
fornia. 2. Alma, born 1828, died in Windsor, 
New York, her birthplace, 1896; married 
David Wilmoth, a farmer, also deceased ; chil- 
dren : William, lives in Great Bend, Pennsyl- 
vania ; Sarah, Kate and Daniel, the last three 
living in Harpersville, New York. 3. Stella, 
born 1830, now living in Susquehanna, Penn- 
sylvania ; married John Tiffany, a retired engi- 
neer : child. Flora, married Nathaniel Decker, 
and lives in Susquehanna ; children : John, 
Flora and Nathaniel. Children of Harper G. 
Andrews by second wife: 4. Harper G., of 
whom further. 5. Robert A., born December, 
1847; a real estate agent in Hollywood, Cali- 
fornia ; married Tillie Burt, of Bradford 
county, Pennsylvania ; children : Harper, How- 
ard, Henry, Fred, Grace, Maude, Earl, Mil- 
dred. 6. Edna, born 1851 ; married Bert Bell. 
of Windsor, New York, now a farmer at 
Hollywood, California ; children : Jesse, a pro- 
fessional educator. New York City ; Mina, of 
Windsor, New York : Lena, of Hollywood, 
California ; Bradley, of Windsor, New York. 

Harper G. Andrew, son of Robert Harper 
Andrews and his second wife, Julia (Wilmoth) 
Andrews, was born in Windsor, New York. 





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February 14, 1846, died in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 30, 1904. He was educated in 
the public schools of Binghamton, New York, 
finishing with a course at a commercial college. 
He began his active career as a farmer near 
Windsor, continuing until his enlistment, July 
25, 1862. in Company B, One Hundred and 
Thirty-seventh Regiment New York \'olunteer 
Infantry. He enlisted as a drummer, being 
only sixteen years old, and served until honor- 
ably discharged with the rank of first lieuten- 
ant, April 14, 1865. He was a brave soldier 
and saw hard service with the armies of Grant, 
Rosecrans and Thomas, marched with Sher- 
man "from Atlanta to the Sea," and won his 
se^ eral promotions for bravery on the field of 
battle. After the war and his marriage in 
1869, he settled in Limestone, New York, 
where he was engaged in a mercantile business. 
He later engaged in lumbering, and in 1896 
moved to Bradford, Pennsylvania, where he 
continued until his death. He was a member 
of the Masonic order, affiliated with lodge, 
chapter, and St. John's Commandery, Knights 
Templar ; and also of Tent No. 4, Knights of 
the >raccabees, Limestone, New York. He 
always retained a great aftection for his army 
comrades, and until his death was a member 
of the Grand Army Post at Bradford, and the 
L'nion \'eteran Legion. He attended the Uni- 
versalist church. He was held in high esteem 
by his business and social acquaintances, and 
was a true sympathizing friend, and in every 
walk of life a courteous gentleman. 

(The Leonard Line). 

(I) Levi Leonard, grandfather of Rebecca 
( Leonard) Irvine, was born in Alontrose, Sus- 
([uehanna county, Pennsylvania, died in \\'ar- 
ren, Pennsylvania, in 1823. He was a lawyer 
by profession. He married Rebecca Griffith, 
born in Montrose, died in Warren in 1828. 
Children of Levi Leonard: i. Calvin, born 
1803; a carpenter: died in Limestone, New 
York : married Jemima Cogswell : children : i. 
Samuel, married \'alona Fuller, who survives 
him. living in Limestone : ii. Andrew Jackson, 
a leather finisher, now residing in Limestone, 
married Margaret Stevens ; iii. Lettie, married 
and died at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania ; iv. 
Anna, married and died at Beaver Falls : v. 
Celinda, married and died at Limestone, New 
York : vi. Jane, married John Bassett, died at 
Bolivar, New York : vii. Cynthia, married 
Squire Chappell \'ibbard, both now living in 



Limestone, New York. 2. Arnold, born 1805, 
died at Spring Creek, Warren county, Penn- 
sylvania : married Emeline Gillis, who also 
died there ; he was engaged in the lumber busi- 
ness ; children: i. Levi, a justice of the peace 
of Spring Creek; ii. Malvina, married Zal 
Jobes, a lumberman of Warren county, whom 
she survives, residing at Spring Creek. 3. 
Levi, of whom further. 4. Warren, born in 
Montrose, Pennsylvania, where he died ; mar- 
ried .\nna Morrison, of Warren; children: i. 
James, living in Kinzua, Pennsylvania, un- 
married ; ii. Rose, living in Kinzua, married ; 
iii. .\delaide, living in Kinzua, married. 5. 
Susan, born 1812, married a Mr. Daly. 6. 
Robert, born 1814; a farmer; married Mary 
Oliver, of Jamestown, New York; ten chil- 
dren. 7. Patty, born 1816; married Joseph 
McMullin, a lumberman ; one child. 8. Betsey, 
born 1818: married Percy Lefevre, a foundry- 
man from Butler county, Pennsylvania : chil- 
dren : .Adelaide and Sophia, both living near 
Pittsburgh. 

(II) Levi (2), son of Levi (i) Leonard, 
was born February 22, 1807. He was a farmer 
and lumberman near Limestone, New York, 
where he died September 12, 1879. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Cargill, born in Maine, Decem- 
ber 25, 1805, died in November, 1902. Among 
their children was Rebecca, of previous men- 
tion. Elizabeth Cargill had brothers and sis- 
ters, of whom she was the eldest, all born in 
Maine: i. John, born 1807; a farmer near 
Poughkeepsie, New York, where he died ; mar- 
ried Nancy Cooper. 2. .Albert, born 1809, died 
in Warren county, Pennsylvania, 1901 ; mar- 
ried Mary Webb, of Fredonia, New York; 
followed farming all his life; children: i. 
William, married, and lives at Corydon, Penn- 
sylvania ; ii. Alary, married (first) William 
.\ndrus, (second) Mr. Ackly ; now living a 
widow in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. 3. Nancy, 
born 181 1 ; married James Lowry;"both de- 
ceased; no living issue. 4. James, born 1814. 
deceased ; a farmer and lumberman of Cory- 
don, Pennsylvania ; married Jane Strickler ; no 
living issue. 5. Nathan, born 1817; a farmer 
of Corydon, where he died unmarried. 6. 
Sarah, bom 1828, died iqio; married Dr. Hol- 
lister; no issue. 



The earliest recf)rd 

OLDS-CHAPMAN obtainable of the 

Olds familv is of 

Thomas Olds, of New Hami)shire. who spent 



ALLEGHENY VALLEY 



the greater part of his Hfe and died in Alstead 
in that state in 1792. He was a farmer and 
landowner, a Whig in poHtics and a man of 
influence. He married Mehitable Pike, who 
survived him. Children: i. Ezekiel, of whom 
further. 2. Ruth, died in Vermont ; married 
a Mr. Pomeroy and left issue. 3. Cynthia, 
died in Alstead ; married a Mr. Jenny and left 
issue, including a son Chauncey, now de- 
ceased. 4. Thomas, a farmer, died in Will- 
iams county, Ohio; married Margaret Ken- 
nedy ; children : Samuel, Mary, Thomas, Will- 
iam, John, Harvey, Justice, Harriet. Harvey 
is the only one of this family known to be liv- 
ing; he resides in Ohio. 5. Mehitable, died 
in Conneaut, Ohio; married Thomas McNear; 
no issue. 

(H) Ezekiel, son of Thomas and Mehitable 
(Pike) Olds, was born in Alstead, New 
Hampshire, January 2j, 1784. He received 
his education and lived in Alstead until nearly 
twenty-one years of age. His father died 
when he was about eight years of age and 
then he was indentured to an uncle, Benjamin 
Wood, to serve during his minority. Three 
months before coming of age, however, he 
left Alstead and made his way westward to 
Conneaut, then called Salem. He bought wild 
land, built a log cabin and cleared a farm on 
which he lived many years. Later he moved 
to Como, Illinois, where he died May 5, 1866. 
He was a Whig in politics, later a Repub- 
lican, serving as school director and in other 
town offices. He was a member of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal church 

He married (first) Betsey Pitney, born in 
Crawford county, Pennsylvania, April 29. 
1789, died at Conneaut, Ashtabula county, 
Ohio, January 25, 1832, daughter of Lewis 
Pitney, a farmer who died in old age in 1848, 
at Conneaut, outliving by several years his 
wife Sarah Davis, who also died in Conneaut ; 
their children were: i. Davis. 2. Elijah. 3. 
Retsey, first wife of Ezekiel Olds. 4. Eben- 
ezer, a ship carpenter, died in Iowa, married 
Mary Snow and had Owen, living in Iowa ; 
Marcia, deceased, and Helen, living in the 
west. 5. Polly, married Charles Beardsley ; 
children : Emily, Charles, Lewis and Laura ; 
|)arents and all four children are deceased. 6. 
Lucinda, married William Adams, and had 
one child, Catherine ; all deceased. 7. Melinda, 
uiarried a Mr. Taylor and had a daughter and 

son, Lucinda and Pitney ; all deceased. 8. 
[onathan, deceased, married and left issue. 



Ezekiel Olds married (second) Margaret 
Johnson, who died in Conneaut, in 1852; no 
issue. Children by his first marriage: i. Cyn- 
thia, born March 12, 181 1, died young. 2. 
Lewis. November 9, 1813, died in Conneaut. 3. 
Phebe, born February 28, 1815, died in Con- 
neaut, March 10, 1904; married James Press, 
deceased, a teamster and farmer ; children : 
Mary, John, now living in Gowanda, New 
York ; Ezekiel, James, deceased ; Henry, de- 
ceased ; Jennie, living in Conneaut ; Frank, liv- 
ing in Canton, Ohio. 4. Ezekiel, born July 18, 
1817, a farmer; married Roxanna Wilcox, 
both died in Como, Illinois ; children : Rox- 
anna, living in Como, Illinois; William C, 
deceased ; was a soldier of the civil war, buried 
in Marietta, Ohio; Harriet, living in Iowa; 
Delos, living in Sterling, Illinois ; Frank, de- 
ceased ; Nettie and Charles, also living in 
Sterling. 5. Sarah Ann, born October 9, 1819, 
died April 17, 1910, at Hickman's Mills, Mis- 
souri ; buried in Conneaut ; married Isaac Jud- 
son, a harness-maker ; children : Mary, now 
living at Hickman's Mills ; Frank, Fred, twin 
of Frank, and Sarah, all deceased. 6. Louisa, 
born February 10, 1822, died in Kingsville; 
married Charles Demarandille, a farmer; chil- 
dren: Calvin, lives in Kingsville, Ohio; Betsey, 
lives at Conneautville, Pennsylvania; Ruth, de- 
ceased; Sarah, lives in Ashtabula, Ohio; 
Charles, deceased ; Cynthia, lives in Conneaut ; 
married William Walling, a farmer. 7. John, 
born June 26, 1824, died in Conneaut, a 
farmer ; married Harriet Laughlin ; children : 
Nettie and Wilson, living in Conneaut; Alfred, 
living on the old homestead ; two others died 
young. 8. Ruth, born March 16, 1827, now 
living in Marshalltown, Iowa; married Sylves- 
ter Rhoads, deceased, a farmer of Conneaut; 
children : John, Ezekiel and Charles, all liv- 
ing in Missouri ; two daughters, died young. 
9. Cynthia, of whom further. 10. Betsey E., 
born January 6, 1832, died in Geneva, Ohio; 
married Byron Pettey, a captain on the Great 
Lakes, who died in Belvidere, Illinois ; chil- 
dren : Frank, deceased ; Lillian, lives in Bel- 
videre, Illinois ; Adelaide and Carrie, live in 
Elkhart, Indiana ; Jennie, deceased ; John and 
Glen, both living in Belvidere. 

(HI) Cynthia, ninth child of Ezekiel Olds 
and his first wife. Betsey (Pitney) Olds, was 
born in Conneaut, Ashtabula county, Ohio, 
July 30, 1829. She was educated in the public 
schools of her native town, finishing at Con- 
neaut Academy. She now resides in Brad- 




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ford, rennsylvania, a widow , grcatl} luved and 
admired by her many friends. She is a mem- 
ber of the Methodist Episcopal church ; La- 
dies' Auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Re- 
pubhc; the \Vomen's ReUef Corps; the La- 
dies' Auxiliary of the L^nion Veteran Legion, 
and W'illard Union of the Women's Christian 
Temperance Union, the latter a work in which 
she has long been interested. She has resided 
in Bradford since 1877 and after forty-eight 
years of married life was left a widow in 1895. 

She married, October 14, 1847, William 
Brooke Chapman, born in Cleveland, Ohio, 
October 8, 1826, died in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, October 27, 1895 ' son of Daniel Chap- 
man, born 1796, a shoemaker, served in the 
war of 1812, receiving a wound at the battle 
of Lundy's Lane, died in Bradford, May 22, 
1882, a son of a revolutionary sire. Daniel 
Chapman married Margaret Burt, who died in 
Conneaut. Children: i. Uriah, born January 
I, 1825, married Rebecca Forsythe ; children: 

Asa, Hannah, B , William, Catherine, 

Uriah, Roxy, Daniel, Rebecca, Mary, Isaac 
and twins Jacob and Olive. 2. William 
Brooke, see forward. 3. Mary Ann, born Oc- 
tober 21, 1828. 4. John Reed, June 14, 1829. 
5. Louisa, October 23, 1831. 6. Jane S., Oc- 
tober 3, 1833, now living in Conneaut, Ohio, a 
widow ; married James Guthrie. 7. Hannah, 
born July 5. 1835. 8. Rebecca, October 12, 
1841. 9. Thomas Corwin, born November 12, 
1844, married and with his wife resides in 
California. Thomas C. and Jane S. are the 
only living children of this family. In 1888 
eight of them met, the youngest then being 
fifty-six years old. and had a family picture 
taken. 

William Brooke Chapman was of English 
and French descent. He grew to manhood 
and was educated in Ashtabula county, Ohio, 
graduating from the Conneaut Academy in 
1846. He at once began the study of law in 
the ofrice of General Brewster Randall, at 
Conneaut; was married in 1847, ^"d in Feb- 
ruary, 1852, at Columbus, Ohio, was admitted 
to practice in the Supreme Court of Ohio, hav- 
ing previously been admitted to the Ashtabula 
county bar. He at once began the practice of 
his profession, and was becoming well estab- 
lished when the war between the states broke 
out. He did not hesitate when duty called, 
and in July, 1861, enlisted in the Second Ohio 
Light Artillery. He was chosen first lieuten- 
ant of his battery and won a promotion to cap- 



tain, lie was wounded at the battle of I'ea 
Ridge, which so inca])acitatcd hiiu for further 
duty that he resigned his commission, received 
honorable discharge and returned to Conneaut. 
He there resumed legal practice, continuing 
until 1873, when he moved to Erie, Pennsyl- 
vania, and in 1877 located in Bradford. Here 
his talents as an attorney and counsellor 
brought him quick recognition, and he built up 
a large, lucrative practice of the best class. He 
was learned in the law, skillful in its applica- 
tion and thoroughly honorable in all his deal- 
ings. He was originally a Whig, but later a 
Republican and an active worker in the party. 
He was an ardent advocate of the cause of 
temperance, but opposed to making it the basis 
of a third party movement. He belonged to the 
Masonic order, affiliating with both blue 
lodge and chapter. Children of Captain Will- 
iam Brooke and Cynthia (Olds) Chapman, all 
born in Conneaut, Ohio: i. Sarah Margaret, 
born June 8, 1849; married in Conneaut, Sep- 
tember 28, 1870, Charles Flay wood, whom she 
survives. He was a harness-maker, but during 
the last twenty years of his life was cashier 
of a Conneaut bank. Children: i. Clara, born 
June 28, 1877 ; Edna, March 16, 1880. 2. Phcebe 
Ellen, born August 13, 185 1 ; married Novem- 
ber 15, 1876, at Erie, Pennsylvania, Stephen 
A. Holbrook (see Holbrook). 3. Henry Will- 
iam, bcrn April 6, 1854; married in New York 
City, December 5, 1889, Louisa Dillon; no 
issue. They reside in New York City, Mr. 
Chapman having, for a number of years, trav- 
eled for the firm of Mills & Gibbs, corner of 
liroadway and Grand street. New York City. 
4. John Burtt, born June 29, 1856, now a prac- 
ticing lawyer of Cleveland, Ohio, but resides in 
Northfield, Ohio; married in Cleveland, Ohio, 
October 20, 1880, Nellie Stanley, of Ohio; 
children : Hazel, May and Henry Stanley, a 
traveling salesman. 5. Will B., born February 
8, 1866, now a practicing lawyer with office in 
Pittsburgh ; lives in Grafton, Pennsylvania. 
He married in Buffalo. New York, November 
25, 1896, Margaret Kennedy; children: Mar- 
garet, born September 25, 1897; William Ken- 
nedy, January 20, 1911. 



(II) Edmund (2). 
FREEMAN-EVANS eldest son of Ed- 
mund ( I ) Free- 
man (q. v.), the emigrant, was born in England, 
died March 29, 1673. He resided in Sandwich 
and for seven years represented that town in 



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ALLEGHENY VALLEY 



the general court. He married (first) Rebecca, 
daughter of Governor Thomas Prence, by his 
first wife, Patience Brewster, daughter of 
Elder William Brewster, of "The Mayflower." 
Children : Rebecca, Margaret, Edmund, of 
whom further ; Alice, Rachel, Sarah and Deb- 
orah. 

(HI) Edmund (3), sou of Edmund (2) 
Freeman, was born October 5, 1655, died May 
18, 1720. He married Sarah , men- 
tioned in his will. Children, all born in Sand- 
wich : Edmund, of whom further ; Benjamin, 
Mary, John, Thomas, Joseph, William, Sarah, 
Isaac. 

(IV) Edmund (4), son of Edmund (3) 
Freeman, was born August 30, 1683, died June 
I, 1766. He moved from Sandwich to the 
state of Connecticut, settling in Mansfield, 
where he died. He married Kezia Pressbury, 
who died in Mansfield, April 20, 1764, aged 
seventy-seven years. Children : Edmund, died 
young; Lydia, married Benjamin Nye; Ed- 
mimd, of whom further ; Prence, married 
(first) Ruth Hall, (second) Elizabeth Stetson, 
(third) Rebecca Johnston; Stephen, married 
Hannah Jenkins ; Silvanus, married Mary 
Dunham ; Nathaniel, married Martha Dun- 
ham ; Keziah, married (first) Snow, 

(second) — ■ Shaw ; Sarah, married Mal- 

achi Conant; Deborah, married Zachariah 
Paddock ; Skeefe, married Anna Sargeant ; 
Thomas, died young; Abigail, married Will- 
iam Johnson ; Margaret, died young. 

(V) Edmund (5), son of Edmund (4) 
Freeman, was born in Sandwich, Massachu- 
setts, September 30, 171 1. lie graduated from 
Harvard College in 1733, taught school, and 
in 1741 or 1742 moved to Mansfield, Connecti- 
cut. He married, August 7, 1736, Martha 
Otis. Children : Edmund, of whom further ; 
Nathaniel, died young; Nathaniel, twice mar- 
ried; Abigail, married Aaron Harvey; Jona- 
than, married Sarah Huntington ; Otis, mar- 
ried Ruth Ricknell ; Russell, married Abia 
Denkee ; Moody, married Kezia Freeman ; 
Frederick, married (first) Abigail Thompson, 
(second) Abigail Dimmick ; Martha, married 
Roger Harvey. 

(VI) Edmund (6), son of Edmund (5) 
Freeman, was born in 1737 in Dennis, Massa- 
chusetts, removed to Mansfield, Connecticut, 
thence to Hanover, New Hampshire. He was 
first known as "Captain," then "Colonel" Free- 
man, and commanded a company in the revo- 
lution. He died in Lebanon, New Hampshire, 



August 6, 1813. He married (first) Sarah 
Porter, died September 13, 1777, (second) 
Mrs. Theoda (Porter) Esterbrook, widow of 
John Esterbrook, of Lebanon. Children, first 
five by first wife: Sarah, married Daniel 
\\'right : Edmund, of whom further; Otis, 
married Theoda Capron ; Nathaniel, married 
Martha Hall ; John Porter, married (first) 
Martha Larkins, (second) Rachel R. Nye; 
Theoda, born April 4, 1779, died unmarried; 
Joseph, married (first) Nancy Estabrook, 
(second) Sally Hopkins; Luther, married 
(first) Roxanna Spence, and a second and 
third wife. 

(VII) Edmimd (7), son of Edmund (6) 
Freeman, was born in Connecticut, August 29, 
17^)4. He moved to New Hampshire and to 
Hartland, Vermont; was captain in the war 
of 1812 and major of militia. He married 
Zilpah Poole. Children : Edmund, of whom 
further; Zilpah, died August, 1813 ; Sarah, 
married Rev. Jacob Scales; John, Elizabeth, 
married Parmalee ; Theoda, Otis, Lou- 
isa. Russell. 

(VIII) Edmund (8), son of Edmund (7) 
Freeman, was born in Vermont, January 13, 
1793, died in Custer City, Pennsylvania, 
March 4, 1853. After his marriage he settled 
in McKean county, Pennsylvania, where he 
followed agriculture. He married, February 
14, 1822, Elizabeth Chadwick, of New Jersey, 
born .April 21. 1799, died July i, 1882, daugh- 
ter of Elihu Chadwick, a revolutionary soldier 
of early New England and English ancestry. 
Children: i. Edmund Allen, born March 16, 
1823, died unmarried, February 18, 1840, at 
Custer City. 2. William Chadwick, of whom 
further. 3. Sabra Calista, born January 15, 
1827, died July 5, 1865, unmarried. 4. Dr. 
Silvanus D., born January 29, 1829, died Au- 
gust 9, 1894 ; he was a graduate of the medical 
department of the LTniversity of Buffalo, 1856, 
and began the practice of medicine in Smith- 
port, Pennsylvania, continuing until the civil 
war, when he went to the front as surgeon of 
the Pennsylvania "Bucktails," Forty-second 
Regiment, Colonel Kane ; in October, 1862, 
surgeon to the United States Volunteers, con- 
tinuing until the war closed ; he was brevetted 
lieutenant-colonel, and resumed practice until 
the Mexican trouble of 1876, when he was sent 
to Mexico as correspondent for the committee 
on foreign relations ; on returning he again 
took up his profession, practicing until his 
death ; he stood high in the profession, was a 
member of the county, state and national medi- 



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cal societies, prominent in the Grand Army of 
the Republic, and a thirty-second degree Ma- 
son ; he married, January 24, 1855, Lucretia 
A. Reisdorph, now deceased ; three children : 
i. Kate, married Frank Taylor, of Smithport; 
child : Bessie, married Dr. Hamilton ; ii. Ella, 
married H. C. Wells ; iii. Bessie Kane, deceased. 
5. Alary Jeffrey, born March 7, 1831, died at 
Custer City, January, 1840. 6. Melinda Corbit, 
born March 18, 1833, married, April 30, 1856, 
Maynard Inglesby, a farmer at Minaril Run, 
Pennsylvania; child, Maynard Jr. 7. Francis 
Hallock, born December 6, 1836, died June 14, 
1908 : he was a blacksmith and served through- 
out the entire civil war in a Pennsylvania regi- 
ment, working at his trade ; he married, June 
14. 1876, Liza Augusta Wood, who survives 
him. living in Michigan. 8. Mary Elizabeth, 
born May 13, 1840, deceased; married David 
Brown, of Custer City, Pennsylvania, a miller, 
who survives her, and with son Miles, resides 
in Minard Run. 

(IX) \Villiam Chadwick, son of Edmund 
(8) Freeman, was bom in Custer City, Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania, August 17, 1824, 
died on his farm there. June 24, 1855. He was 
educated in the public school, and on finishing 
his studies at once began farming, a business 
he followed without interruption all his active 
life. He owned a good farm on which his 
daughter. Effie E., now resides. He was a 
member and trustee of the United Brethren 
church, and a Republican. He married, June 
24, 1855, Mary Catherine Hammond, born in 
Herkimer county. New York, June 18, 1829, 
died in Custer City, December 10, 181 1, 
daughter of Simon Hammond, who came to 
Custer City when a boy and spent his life on 
the farm that he inherited from his father, 
dying at Degolia, 187 1. He married Harriet 
Frazee, who died in Vermillion, South Dakota, 
in 1886. Their children: i. Cyrus, died at Bo- 
livia, McKean county, Pennsylvania. 2. Elea- 
sor, died in Ohio. 3. Mary Catherine, of pre- 
vious mention. 4. Henry, a veteran of the 
civil war (Pennsylvania Bucktails), now living 
in Los Angeles. California. 5. Cynthia, resid- 
ing in \'ermillion. South Dakota. 6. Susan, 
died at Lewis Run. Penn^sylvania. 7. Hannah, 
died young. Children o'f William Chadwick 
Freeman: i. Efifie Evangeline, of whom fur- 
ther. 2. William Henry, born in Custer City, 
October 30, 1858; a merchant of Emporiuin, 
Cameron county, Pennsylvania ; he married 
Rose Russell, of Emporium. Pennsylvania; 



children: Flo}d, born in Sherman, New York; 
Russell, in Emporium. 

(X) Effie Evangeline, only daughter of 
William Chadwick Freeman, was born in 
Bradford township (now Custer City), August 
13, 1856. She received a public school educa- 
tion. She is a member of the United Brethren 
church of Custer City. She married, Septem- 
ber 9, 1880, Thomas Eugene Evans, of Welsh 
and New England ancestry, born in West Val- 
ley, Cattaraugus county. New York, March 8, 
1854, son of Benjamin Evans, born in Massa- 
chusetts, January i, 1814, took up a farm in 
Cattaraugus county at an early date and died 
there March 19, 1884. He was a Republican 
and a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church. He married, March 4, 1844, Sarah 
Conrad, born April i, 1826, near Syracuse, 
New York, died at Phoeni.x, New York, June 
13, 1885. Their children: i. Benjamin Frank- 
lin, born February 26, 1845, died in Ashford, 
New York, June 18, 1871, unmarried. 2. Je- 
rome D., born November 21, 1851, married 
Chloe Proctor, born July 4, 1878, deceased. 
3. Thomas Eugene, of further mention. 4. 
Alary Evangeline, born January i, 1859, died 
in the west in 1889; married John Off, born in 
Germany. 5. Angeline, born January 8, 1862, 
died January 15, 1874. 

Thomas Eugene Evans was educated in the 
public schools of Ashford, New York, and 
the United Brethren Seminary at Sugar Grove, 
Pennsylvania. He studied with a particular 
view to the ministry and was regularly or- 
dained a minister of the United Brethren 
church. He was pastor of the church of that 
denomination at Bradford, Pennsylvania, one 
year ; at Machias, New York, one year ; at Port 
.Mlegany, McKean county, three years; at El- 
dred, McKean county, one year ; at Sugar 
Grove, Warren county, three years ; at Find- 
lay Lake, New York, one year; at Degolia, 
Pennsylvania, three years; at Sartwell Creek, 
McKean county, three years ; at Farmers' Val- 
ley. McKean county, one year ; at Custer City, 
one year; at Sartwell, New York, one year, 
and at Diamond, Venango county, three years. 
.At all these charges he served his people ac- 
ceptably and left behind him a record of faith- 
ful and Christian effort. In 1893 '^^ ^^'^s com- 
pelled by circumstances to abandon regular 
ministerial work to take charge of the old 
homestead farm of his father-in-law, Will- 
iam Chadwick Freeman, which he has since 
conducted, and on which the familv now re- 



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sides. Mr. Evans is also engaged in photo- 
graphic work. Child of Thomas E. and Effie 
E. (Freeman) Evans, Bessie May, born Feb- 
ruary 13, 1889, residing with her parents. 



The Chatley family was 
CHATLEY founded in the United States 
by Francis Chatley, of Scotch- 
Irish descent, born in Londonderry, Ireland, in 
1764, and died in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, 
in 1841. He emigrated to America, settling in 
Beaver county, and becoming a member of the 
Disciples of Christ. In Ireland he had been a 
Covenanter, and extremely active in religious 
circles. He married, in Ireland, Rebecca 
Spear, who was born in Ireland, and died in 
Beaver county, Pennsylvania, in 1843, aged 
seventy-seven years. Children, all born in 
Beaver county, Pennsylvania: i. Polly, born in 
1799, died in Mercer county; married James 
Steen, a farmer, who was killed by a bolt of 
lightning ; children : Joseph and Frank, both 
deceased. 2. Samuel, born in 1801, died in 
Mercer county, Pennsylvania, a farmer ; mar- 
ried Catherine Carr, who died in Mercer 
county ; children : i. John, living in Mercer 
county; ii. Jane, living in Crawford county, 
Pennsylvania; iii. Francis, deceased; iv. Grif- 
fifth. living in Mercer county; v. Catherine. 3. 
Andrew, born in 1803, and died in Mercer 
county, Pennsylvania, a farmer ; married Ruth 
Robbins, from Mercer county, where she died. 
Children ; Milton, Ireneus, Usiverus, Irene, 
Clara, Jerome, Lucinda and Mary. 4. Eliza- 
beth, born in 1805, died in the west; married 
John Campbell, a farmer, from Beaver 
county; children: Ross, a daughter, Frank, 
died while in army service ; Samuel, deceased ; 
John, deceased ; James, living in Arkansas. 5. 
Jane, born in 1807, died in Mercer county, 
Pennsylvania ; married William Andrews, a 
native of Ireland, who died in Mercer county, 
Pennsylvania ; children : Mary and Frank, both 
living in Mercer county, and a daughter. 6. 
Martha, born in 1809, died in Beaver county, 
Pennsylvania ; married Joseph Clintock, from 
Beaver county, where he died. 7. John, of 
whom further. 8. Abijah. born in 1813, died 
in Beaver county ; married and had two chil- 
dren : Milton, a minister in Ravenna, Ohio, 
and a son. 9. Nancy, born in 1815, died while 
young, in Beaver county, Pennsylvania. 

(II) John, son of Francis and Rebecca 
(Spear) Chatley, was born in Beaver county, 
Pennsylvania, October 3, 181 1, and died in 



Mercer county, May, 1887. He obtained his 
education in the public schools of his native 
county, also graduating from the academy 
there. He purchased a farm near Milledge- 
ville, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, which he 
operated with much success until his death. 
He and his wife belonged to the Disciples of 
Christ church. He married Catherine Eleanor 
Bowman, who was born in Venango county, 
Pennsylvania. May 10, 181 7, and died near 
Milledgeville, Mercer county, April 24, i860, 
daughter of Alexander Bowman, born in Ve- 
nango county, Pennsylvania, in 1791. died in 
Illinois in 1885. He married Sarah Crane, 
who died in Venango county in 1840. Chil- 
dren of Alexander Bowman, all born in Ve- 
nango county, and went west: i. Harvey, de- 
ceased ; a farmer ; married and had children. 2. 
Steven, deceased ; a farmer ; married and had 
children. 3. Hiram, deceased. 4. Catherine 
Eleanor, mentioned above, married John 
Chatley. 5. Alexander, married and had sev- 
eral children. 

Children of John and Catherine Eleanor 
( Bowman) Chatley, all born near Milledge- 
ville, Mercer county. Pennsylvania: i. Alex- 
ander, born in February, 1842, an oil well 
worker in Kane, Pennsylvania ; married Ella 

, a school teacher in Forest county, 

Pennsylvania ; she was born in Clarion county, 
Pennsylvania ; child : Mary, bom in March, 
1890. 2. Cyrus, born in February, 1844, a 
school teacher and farmer ; married (first) Re- 
becca May, deceased, from Crawford county, 
and had one child, who died young ; married 
(second) Mary Hibbard, from Crawford 
county, Pennsylvania. 3. Homer, of whom 
further. 4. Addison, born in March, 1848; 
married, in 1876, Sarah Burch, from Erie 
county, Pennsylvania ; children : Stella, born 
in 1877, living in Erie: Bertha, born in 1879, 
living in California. 5. Adoniram, born in 
September, 1850, a lumberman ; married Eva 
Seaman, from Mercer county ; children : 
Charles, living in Alabama ; and a daughter. 
6. Adeline, born in April, 1853 ; married David 
Bortz, a farmer of Mercer county ; child, 
Clyde, bom in 1884, in Mercer county, where 
he is a farmer. 7. Caroline, a twin of Ade- 
line; married Walter Davis, from Mercer 
county, an employe in the steel plant at Ens- 
ley, Alabama. 8. Albert, born in October, 
1855, a school teacher, died in Sioux City, in 
1892. 9. Charles, born in April, i860, an em- 
ploye in the Ensley, Alabama, steel plant ; mar- 



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tied Mary Walker, from Erie county, Penn- 
sylvania ; children, botli living in Ensley, Ala- 
bama : Addison, and another son. 

(Ill) Homer, son of John and Catherine 
Eleanor (Bowman) Chatley, was born near 
Milledgeville, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, 
January 27, 1846. Here he obtained a public 
school education and later graduated from the 
Normal School at Edinboro. Pennsylvania, 
following after his graduation the profession 
for which that fitted him, teaching. He was a 
teacher at the following places at different 
periods from 1866 to 1879: Deer Creek town- 
ship, Shakleyville, P)Orough New Lebanon ; 
North East township. Hickory township, 
French Creek and Relies Camp. After thir- 
teen years as a school teacher he retired from 
the profession and has since engaged in oil 
producing in Sawyer City, Pennsylvania, until 
1887, and in Bradford, Pennsylvania, from 
that date up to the present time (1912). He 
has been successful, both as a teacher and in 
business, and is an honored, respected member 
of the community. With his wife he is a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church, and is a Re- 
publican in politics. Both in Sawyer City and 
in Bradford he has been a member of the Re- 
publican town committee, a position he now 
holds in the fourth ward, also serving on 
the election board. He is a member of Brad- 
ford Post, No. 141, Grand Army of the Re- 
public, of which he is past junior vice-com- 
mander. He married. May 18, 1888, Martha 
J. Alexander; she was born in Franklin 
county, Pennsylvania, February 3, 1856, 
daughter of Watson Stewart Alexander, born 
in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, July 24, 
1824, and died January i, 1879. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools ; became a carpen- 
ter and finisher, later a farmer and was a mem- 
ber of the Democratic party. He was twice 
drafted for service during the civil war, but 
exempted each time. He married Elizabeth 
Brown, born in Franklin county, March 11, 
1818, she died there April 9, 1882, daughter 
of Joseph Brown, born in Germany, 1800, died 
in Franklin county, 1871. ^^^atson Stewart 
-A.lexander was a son of George Alexander, 
who was born in Franklin county, and died 
there in i860; he married Nancy Stewart, of 
I'ranklin county, whom he survived. George 
.Alexander was a son of Randall Alexander. 
Children of George Alexander: i. Randall, a 
farmer, died in Burnt Cabins, Fulton county, 
Pennsvlvania : married Martha Kuntzman, 



from Franklin county, Pennsylvania ; she died 
in iUirnt Cabins, Pennsylvania; children: Ra- 
chel, Catherine, George, William, Mary, Mar- 
garet, Nancy, Martha, Matthew C, John, 
Rose and Sarah. 2. Martha, died in Dry Run, 
Pennsylvania ; married Samuel Elder, a car- 
penter and cabinet-maker from Franklin 
county, Pennsylvania, where he died ; children : 
Nancy, Elizabeth, Ford, Robert. 3. Margaret, 
died in Franklin county, Pennsylvania. 4. 
Watson Stewart, mentioned above. 5. Robert, 
a farmer, died on the homestead in Franklin 
county ; married Mary Taylor, from Doyles- 
town, Pennsylvania, living in Spring Run, 
Pennsylvania ; children : Clara, Emma, Frank 
and Etta. Children of Joseph Brown, all born 
in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, probably not 
in order of birth: i. Maria, died in Franklin 
county ; married Amos Shear, deceased ; a 
farmer; children : a son, Joseph Brown, died in 
army service ; McGinly, Amanda, Montgom- 
ery, Susanna, Lucinda, William West. 2. 
John, deceased. 3. Joseph, a farmer, died in 
Ohio; married Martha Shear, deceased; chil- 
dren: Sarah, Jane, Ida, Catherine, Augusta. 
Elmer and Clara. 4. Elizabeth, mentioned 
above, married Watson Stewart Alexander. 5. 
Annie, died in Franklin county, Pennsylvania; 
married William Ellicott, a storekeeper from 
Franklin county, where he died ; children : 
Wilson, Joseph, Jennie, Frank and Belle. 6. 
Amos, a farmer, died in Knox county, Illinois ; 
married Mary Ryan, from Franklin county, 
and had twelve sons. 7. William, a farmer ; 
married, and died in Illinois ; children : Mar- 
tin, John, Elmer and William. 8. David, a 
farmer, died in the west ; married Margaret 
Stewart, from Franklin county ; all children 
deceased with the exception of Susanna, who 
lives in the west. 9. Susanna, died in Juniata 
county, Pennsylvania, 1903, aged seventy- 
three years ; married John Crouse, from 
Franklin county, where he died on his farm ; 
children : Mary, William, Emma, Ida, Carrie. 
Sadie. 10. Rebecca, died in Franklin county : 
married George Neal, a farmer, from the 
same county, where he died ; children, both 
farmers of Franklin county : John and Will- 
iam. Children of W'atson Stewart and Eliza- 
beth (Brown) Alexander: i. Joseph Brown, 
born in Franklin county, December 18, 1848, 
a merchant and farmer of Dry Run, Pennsyl- 
vania ; married Paulina Gamble, from Frank- 
lin county, Pennsylvania; children: Elizabeth, 
lives in Dry Run, Pennsylvania : Matthew 



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Gamble, lives in Willow Hill, Pennsylvania ; 
Jessie, lives in Maryland; Mary and Frances, 
living in Dry Run, Pennsylvania ; Clarence, 
lives in Willow Hill, Pennsylvania; Watson 
Irving, Glenn and Lois, live in Dry Run, 
Pennsylvania ; Randall Pomeroy, deceased. 2. 
Nancy Elizabeth, born in Franklin county, 
Pennsylvania, July 25, 185 1 ; married Clement 
McDonald, an oil-well worker in Findlay, 
Ohio; children: Joseph, born 1874, lives in 
Rudolph, Ohio; Nora and Nancy, both de- 
ceased ; Frances Josephine, married 

McDowell, and lives on a farm in Findlay, 
Ohio. 3. Mary Susanna, born in Franklin 
county, Pennsylvania, October 25, 1853; mar- 
ried John Mowers, from Mowersville, Penn- 
sylvania, a coachmaker, and lives at Clear 
Ridge, F'ulton county, Pennsylvania. 4. Martha 
Jane, mentioned above, married Homer Chat- 
ley. 5. John Shear, born in Franklin county, 
Pennsylvania, October 23, 1858, an oil-well 
worker in Findlay, Ohio ; married Belle Ev- 
erett, from Franklin county, Pennsylvania; 
child : Ethel, deceased. 6. James Kirkpatrick, 
a farmer at Bear Lake, Michigan ; married 
Catherine Brown, from Mount Gilead, Ohio, 
died in 1910. 

Children of Homer and Martha Jane (Alex- 
ander) Chatley: i. John Alexander, born in 
Sawyer City, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1889, an 
employe of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pitts- 
burgh railroad in Bradford, Pennsylvania ; 
married, June 21, 191 1. Ruth Sliger, born in 
Paulding, Ohio, December 28, 1892. 2. Albert 
Homer, born in Sawyer City, Pennsylvania, 
April 15, 1892, employed by the American 
Express Company in Bradford, Pennsylvania. 
3. Rodney Ellsworth, born in Sawyer City, 
August 10, 1894, a student in Bradford high 
school. 4. Otho Brown, born in Sawyer City, 
Pennsylvania, September 13, 1898, attends 
school in Bradford. 



The Backus family is one of 
BACKUS the oldest families in this coun- 
try and in England is traced to 
Egbert, first King of England, from him to 
Cedric, first king of the West Saxons, and 
tradition says that Cedric was a lineal descend- 
ant of Woden (or Odin), who was supposed to 
be a descendant of the eldest son of Noah. 
There have been many distinguished men in the 
American family, including Dr. Charles 
Backus, a president of Yale ; Rev. Dr. A. 
Backus, a president of Hamilton College, Npw 



York ; Rev. Backus, a noted minister of New- 
England during the revolution ; Rev. Simon 
Backus, who married a sister of the celebrated 
Jonathan Edwards, and others equally noted. 
The Smethport family came to Pennsylvania 
from Berkshire county, Massachusetts, their 
ancestors going there from Connecticut before 
the revolution. 

(I) William Backus is supposed to have 
come to this country from Norwich, Eng- 
land, his name appearing as crossing in the 
"Rainbow" in 1637. The town of Norwich, 
Connecticut, was so named as a mark of re- 
spect and esteem for William Backus, Nor- 
wich, England, having been presumably his 
birthplace. The fine Backus Hospital at Nor- 
wich also commemorates the early settler. 
William Backus. He was at Saybrook, Con- 
necticut, in 1638, and was one of the thirty-five 
proprietors of Norwich who established the 
town in 1660. He died prior to May 7, 1664. 
He married (first) Sarah Chodes, (second) 
Ann (Stenton) Bingham, and had issue by 
both. 

(H) Lieutenant William (2) Backus, son 
of William (i) Backus, the emigrant, died in 
1721. He ranked high in the public life of 
Norwich, was lieutenant of the train band and 
representative many years. He married Eliza- 
beth Pratt and left male issue. Three more 
generations of the family lived in Norwich, all 
conspicuous and honored. 

fV) One of the fifth generation, Lebbeus 
Backus, born 1750, moved to Berkshire 
county, Massachusetts, settled in the town of 
Lee, married and had issue. He served in 
the revolutionary war from Pittsfield, attain- 
ing the rank of lieutenant. 

(VI) Thomas L., son of Lieutenant Leb- 
beus Backus, was born in Berkshire county, 
Massachusetts, in 1785. He moved to Lan- 
sing, New York, where he became a farmer 
and landowner. He married Rebecca Couch. 
Children : Cornelia, Mary, William, of whom 
further ; Seth A. : John Couch, a sketch of 
whom follows. 

(VII) Rev. William Backus, son of 
Thomas L. and Rebecca (Couch) Backus, was 
born in Lee, Massachusetts, where he was ed- 
ucated, died in Oklahoma in 1888. He studied 
for the ministry and became a regularly or- 
dained clergyman of the Presbyterian church. 
He filled many pastoral charges in the west 
and gave his entire life to this holy calling. He 
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Backus, who died May 14, 1842, six days after 
the birth of her fourth child, Frank Ward 
Backus. Children of Rev. William Backus by 
his first wife: i. Frederick, born 1838, died in 
Cleveland, Ohio; was an oil operator, married 
and left issue. 2. Fanny, born 1840, died in 
New York City in 1902 ; married and no issue. 

3. William, twin of Fanny, died in Colorado 
in 191 1 ; was a miner, married and left issue. 

4. Frank Ward, of whom further. 

(VIII) Frank Ward, son of Rev. William 
and Frances (Ward) Backus, was born in 
the state of Connecticut, May 8, 1842. He was 
early adopted by his uncle, Seth A. Backus, 
who was childless, and his wife, Matilda 
(Goodwin) Backus, who brought-Frank W. to 
.Smethport when a child of six years. He was 
educated in the public schools, and has spent 
his life engaged in farming in the vicinity of 
Smethport, where he now resides. He is a 
Republican in politics, a member of the Pres- 
byterian church, his wife of the Episcopal. He 
married Flora A. Hamlin, born in Smethport, 
October 22, 1852, now residing in Smethport, 
daughter of Asa Darwin Hamlin, born Febru- 
ary 16, 1820, died in Smethport, February 2, 
1880, was a civil engineer, son of Dr. Asa 
Hamlin, born in Sharon, Connecticut, March 
30, 1780, died there December 26, 1802. Chil- 
dren of Frank Ward and Flora A. Backus: i. 
Harry Llewellyn, of whom further. 2. Mattie, 
born in Smethport, July 28, 1874; was edu- 
cated in Smethport high school and now as- 
sistant to her brother in the Miner offices. 

(IX) Harry Llewellyn, son of Frank Ward 
and Flora A. (Hamlin) Backus, was born 
in Smethport, Pennsylvania, September 13, 
1872. He was educated in the Smethport 
public schools, and when fifteen years of age 
was obliged to leave school and go to work. In 
June, 1888, he began learning typesetting and 
printing in the office of the McKean County 
Miner, then under the editorship of Colonel 
Lucius Rogers, who founded the Miner in 
1863, but later disposed of it to Bert Olson. 
Mr. Backus continued with the Miner several 
years, then spent one year on the McKean 
County Democrat, then returning to the 
Miner. He thoroughly mastered the mysteries 
of the printer's art and continued an employe 
in various capacities until February i, 1900, 
when he purchased the entire Miner plant and 
became sole owner and editor. Under his able 
management the paper has been not only a 
financial success, but has taken high position 



among the papers uf Northern Pennsylvania, 
and is a source of weekly pleasure and proht to 
its many readers. The politics of the paper 
rctlects the personal views of its owner, and 
has been a tower of strength to the Republican 
party of McKean county. Is now Progressive. 
Mr. Backus is interested in other Smethport 
enterprises and serves as a director of the 
Backus Novelty Company. Originally a Dem- 
ocrat, he lost faith in that party during the 
Cleveland administration and panic of 1892- 
96 and allied himself with the Republican 
party, and supported the Republican party up 
to the time of the Republican national conven- 
tion in Chicago in June, 1912, could not stand 
for this convention and joined the Progress- 
ives. In 1905 he served as secretary of the 
judiciary general committee, continuing one 
term, and is now chief burgess of Smethport. 
He stands high in the Masonic order, belong- 
ing to McKean Lodge, No. 388, Free and Ac- 
cepted ]\Iasons, and holding all degrees of 
Coudersport Consistory, Ancient Accepted 
Scottish Rite, including the thirty-second de- 
gree. He is also a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, 
belonging to Zem Zem Temple, Erie, Pennsyl- 
vania. He is a member of Bradford Lodge. 
No. 284, Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks. He is a member of the Smethport fire 
department and is an exempt in that organiza- 
tion, also a member of the Central Club. He is 
also a charter member of the beneficial order, 
Modern Woodmen of America. In religious 
faith he is an Episcopalian, having been bap- 
tized in that faith in early boyhood. 

He married, September 11, 1907, Lillian 
Winifred Shattuck, born in Wellsville, New 
York, December 22, 1883. She was educated 
at Cherry Creek, New York, and Obcrlin Con- 
servatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio. She is a 
member of the Order of Eastern Star and of 
the Presbyterian church. Children of .Harry 
L. and Lillian W. Backus: i. Clarissa Grace, 
born in Smethport, September 26, 1909. 2. 
Harry Llewellyn, born in Smethport, Novem- 
ber 25, 191 1. Mrs. Backus is the daughter of 
Frederick J. Shattuck, born in Oswayo, Potter 
county, Pennsylvania, September 22, 1862, 
now a merchant of Linesville, Crawford 
county, Peimsylvania. He married Clarissa 
Richmond, bom in the town of Independence. 
New York, November 3, 1863, now living in 
Linesville. Children of Frederick J. Shattuck : 
I. Lillian Winifred, of previous mention. 2. 
Mabel, born at Cherry Creek. New York. Au- 



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gust 25, 1893. 3. Grace M., born at Cherry 
Creek, January 17, 1897. 

Frederick J. Shattuck is the son of John 
Shattuck, of Potter county, Pennsylvania, a 
carpenter and a veteran of the civil war, now 
living in Oswayo, Pennsylvania. He married 
Clementine Graves, born 1841, died in Wells- 
ville. New York, 1894. Children of John 
Shattuck: i. Frederick J., of previous mention. 
2. Mabel, born in Oswayo, Pennsylvania, 1868, 
married William Phillips, of the firm of Shat- 
tuck & Phillips, dry goods merchants of Lines- 
ville, Pennsylvania ; children : Wallace, bom 
i886; Marguerite, 1887; Glenn, 1891. 

Clementine (Graves) Shattuck had three sis- 
ters: I. Ann, born in Wellsville, New York; 
married (first) Ephraim Powers, (second) 
George Jones, a farmer, who survives her. 2. 
Sarah, died in Wellsville in 1908 ; married R. 
A. Wells, a clothing merchant, who survives 
her. 3. Phrone, died in Wellsville ; married a 
Mr. Shattuck, a carpenter, who survives her. 

Clarissa (Richmond) Shattuck is a daughter 
of Henry A. Richmond, born in Allegany 
county. New York, 1832, now a retired farmer, 
living in Whitesville, New York. He married 
Salina Jacobus, born 1841, now living in 
Whitesville. Children of Henry A. Rich- 
mond: I. William, born 1859, now an optician 
of Wellsville, New York ; married Nettie Baker 
and has children : Andrew. Sadie, Harry and 
Gladys. 2. Anson, born 1861. now a merchant 
of Whitesville, New York ; married Oretta 
Potter and has children : May, married Dr. 
Probasco ; Clara, Henry and Leland. 3. Clar- 
issa, of previous mention. 4. James, born 
1865, now a farmer of Genesee, Pennsylvania ; 

married Orpha , and has four children. 

5. Lena, born 1867, married G. F. Chapman, a 
merchant of Genesee, Pennsylvania ; children : 
Norman, born 1900; Leona, 1903; Laura, 
1906; Lois, 1907. 6. Lloyd, born 1869, now a 
merchant of Genesee, Pennsylvania; he mar- 
ried Maud ; no issue. 



The grandfather 
WINDSOR-BACKUS of Mrs. Mary Al- 
mira (Windsor) 
Backus was a farmer of Franklinville, Catta- 
raugus county. New York, where most of his 
life was spent. He married and had children : 
Marvin, Barnet, Ebed and others. 

(H) Ebed Windsor was born in Franklin- 
ville, New York, where he was educated and 



grew to manhood. After his marriage and the 
birth of some of his children he moved to 
Smethport, Pennsylvania, where he was a 
farmer until his death in 1845 at the age of 
forty-three years. He was a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church, as was his wife. 
He married Mary Ann King, who died in 
Smethport in 1865, aged fifty-five years, 
daughter of Isaac King, a farmer near Smeth- 
port, where he died. He married Phoebe Love. 
Children of Isaac King: i. Horace, died in 
Smethport, a farmer; married Jerusha Rice, 
who died near Eldred, Pennsylvania ; child, 
George, now living in East Smethport. 2. 
Joel, died in the west, a farmer; married Eve- 
line Tubbs, deceased; children: Daelli, de- 
ceased, and Fred, living in Chicago, Illinois. 3. 
Olive, died in Chicago, unmarried. 4. Sarah 
(Sally), died in Smethport; she married Solo- 
mon Sartwell ; children, all deceased : Chester, 
George, Roswell, Mary, Samuel. Besides rear- 
ing her own family Mrs. Sartwell provided a 
home for her niece, Mary Almira, of further 
mention. 5. Mary Ann, of previous mention, 
married Ebed Windsor. 6. Huldah, died near 
Binghamton, New York ; married a Mr. Hib- 
bard, a farmer, and left issue. 7. Joshua, died 
in Smethport, a farmer; he married and had 
children : Chester, now living in Port Alle- 
gany, proprietor of the Sartwell House; El- 
mira, living in Bradford. Children of Ebed 
and Mary Ann Windsor, i. James, born 
about 1840, was drowned at Smethport; a 
lumberman ; married Mary Ann Gage, of Mc- 
Kean county ; two daughters, both deceased. 2. 
Mary Almira, of whom further. 3. Isaac, 
born about 1844, died in Smethport ; married 
a Miss Hall, of McKean county; no issue. 4. 
Phoebe, born 1846, died in Smethport; mar- 
ried Eben Gallup, of Potato Creek, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, a farmer ; children : 
Emma M., married Warley J. Gifford, and 
Carrie. 5. Wesley, born 1848, now living in 
Boiseville, Wisconsin, a farmer, married and 
has issue. 6. Sarah, born 1850, now living irt 
Rochester, New York ; married Rood Bowers, 
of near Cuba, New York; child, Verdine, mar- 
ried a Mr. Merriman, deceased. 7. Anthony, 
born in 1853, now living in Bellefonte, Ohio, 
formerly a Methodist minister, now a farmer ; 

married ; children: Frank, 

Kate and others. 8. Esther, born 1855, died 
in Iowa, married Cornelius Peet, deceased, an 
attorney, twice elected to the Iowa legislature ; 



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children : Lyle and a son. 9. Forbutus, died in 
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, a wealthy 
farmer ; married Matilda Abbey : no issue. 

(Ill) Mary Almira, daughter of Ebeil and 
Mary Ann (King) Windsor, was born in 
Franklinville, Pennsylvania, December 2j, 
1842. She was educated in the public schools 
of Smethport and the high school at Alfred 
Center, New York. She married, June 18, 
i860, Major John Couch Backus, born at 
Lee, Massachusetts, March 13, 1817, died at 
Smethport, October 26, 1888. She survives 
him, a resident of Smethport Children, all 
born in Smethport: i. Frank, March li, 1862, 
resides in Smethport, unmarried. 2. Alice 
Bell, born October, 1864, died February 5, 
1866. 3. John Clayton, born March 14, 1866, 
now president of the Novelty Works Com- 
pany of Smethport; married Lucy Blake, of 
Eldred, Pennsylvania. 4. George Anthony, 
born June 12, 1868, died unmarried, June 14, 
1,905 ; was a merchant. 5. Frederick William, 
born November 22, 1870, now a lawyer of 
Smethport ; married Carrie Schott, of Olean, 
New York. 6. Lucy Mygatt, born November 
II, 1873; married William Seger, of Empor- 
ium, Pennsylvania, now in the music business 
in New York City ; child, Arthur Edward, 
bom January 29, 1907. 7. Nellie Almira, born 
April 19, 1876; married Dr. Arthur Ward 
Cutler, a leading physician and surgeon of 
Oneonta, New York. 8. Ralph Eugene, born 
March 19, 1880, died November 14, 1880. 
9. Merle Edwin, born April 19, 1882, resides 
at home. 10. Harold Eugene, born October 
2, 1886, died June 26, 1910. Both parents 
being members of the Episcopal church, all 
the foregoing children were baptized in that 
faith. 

Major Backus was the son of Thomas L. 
Backus, a farmer and landowner of New York 
state, who made a wager that he could mow a 
certain field in a given time, won the wager, but 
died as a result of the over-exertion necessary 
to perform the feat, aged about forty years. 
His wife, Rebecca (Couch) Backus was also 
born in Massachusetts, died in Smethport, a 
very old lady. Children of Thomas L. Backus : 
I. Cornelia, died in New York state; married 
a Mr. Davis, a farmer; children, all deceased: 
Fred, Charles, Louisa, married Samuel Sart- 
vvell ; Mary, married a Mr. Jennings. 2. Mary, 
died in Smethport in 1880; married John Mel- 
liken ; their only living child is W. J. Melli- 
ken, an attorney of Bradford, Pennsylvania. 3. 



Rev. William, a sketch of whom precedes this. 
4. Seth A. 5. John Couch, of whom further. 

Major John Couch Backus was born in Mas- 
sachusetts, but in his fourth year his parents 
moved to Lansing, New York, where his child- 
hood and youth were spent and early education 
obtained. He was a graduate of Oberlin Col- 
lege (Ohio), and began life fully equipped ed- 
ucationally. After attaining his majority he 
engaged with his brother, Seth A., in the lum- 
bering business at Wellsville, New York, and 
in 1845 moved to Tuttle Point, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania. There they purchased 
a sawmill and combined their lumbering opera- 
tions until 1848, when becoming tired of the 
business and aspiring to a professional career, 
John C. moved to Smethport and began the 
study of law with N. W. Goodrich, then a 
prominent lawyer of the county. In 185 1 Mr. 
Backus was admitted to the ^IcKean county 
bar and in 1856 to practice in the supreme 
court. He at once began the practice of his 
profession in Smethport and for over twenty- 
five years was engaged in nearly every im- 
portant case tried in the county. At the time 
of his death he had been in practice longer 
than any other lawyer. He also took an active 
part in politics. He was a life-long Democrat 
and in 185 1 was elected register and recorder 
of McKean county; was a member of the state 
legislature in 1875 and 1876, and for ten years 
was chief burgess of Smethport. He was a 
veteran of the civil war, enlisting in 1861, and 
in December of that year was commissioned 
captain of Company E, Fifty-eighth Regiment 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He fought 
in all the battles participated in by his regiment 
until compelled by his failing health to resign. 
He had risen through successive promotion, 
and at the time of his resignation was holding 
the rank of major. In 1877 he formed a law 
partnership with Sheridan Gorton, of Friend- 
ship, New York, which continued until the 
death of Major Backus. He was a member of 
the Episcopal church, McKean Lodge, No. 
338, Free and Accepted Masons, and of the 
Grand Army of the Republic. 

Major Backus was noted for his generosity, 
and none ever appealed to him in vain. Posi- 
tive and energetic by disposition, he pursued 
with untiring zeal every cause he championed 
and every work he undertook. He held a 
high place in the esteem of his townsmen and 
ever labored for the welfare of Smethport and 
its inhabitants. He was a prominent member 



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of the Masonic order and was buried by his 
brethren according to the beautiful Masonic 
ritual. No more fitting tribute can be paid to 
his memory than that tendered by one of his 
brethren of the bar: "In him his country has 
lost one who proved by his acts that he fully 
appreciated the duty of a good citizen and a 
true patriot. In him his wife lost a kind hus- 
band, children, an indulgent father, and kin of 
every degree a generous friend." He always 
held his army comrades in highest regard and 
was a charter member of the Smethport Post, 
Grand Army of the Republic, which post 
passed fitting resolutions of respect to his 
memory. 

He married (first), in 1857, Mary, died 
1S60, only daughter of Solomon Sartwell, one 
of the oldest residents of the county. Chil- 
dren: Frank, died in infancy; Cora, died in 
1880. He married (second) Mary A. Wind- 
sor, of previous mention. 



The earliest records obtainable 
McVAY of this family are of Patrick 

McVay, although the family is 
an old one and has been seated in Ireland for 
many generations. Patrick McVay was born 
in Londonderry, Ireland, where his entire life 
was passed as a farmer. He was a Roman 
Catholic in religion and a member of the Ma- 
sonic order. He married and had issue, all 
born in Londonderry, Ireland: i. Hugh, born 
in 1800, died in North Chili, New York, 1880; 
married Miss Borland, a native of London- 
derry, Ireland, died in North Chili, New York. 
Children: Hugh and Bridget (both deceased). 
2. John, of whom further. 3. Patrick (2), a 
farmer, died in Londonderry, Ireland; mar- 
ried and had issue: i. Sarah, living in Roches- 
ter, New York. ii. Jane, fives in Ontario, New 
York. iii. Hugh, died in 1875. iv. Daniel, lives 
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4. Mary, born 
in 1806, died in Londonderry, Ireland, 1907, 
having attained the wonderful age of one 
hundred and one years. 

(II) John, second child and son of Patrick 
McVay, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, 
June 21, 1802, died in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, November, 1900. He obtained his ed- 
ucation in his native country and when he was 
thirty-eight years of age emigrated to the 
United States, settling in Rochester, New 
York ; later purchasing a farm in Ontario, 
Wayne county. New York. He and his wife 



were members of the Roman Catholic church, 
while in politics he was a faithful adherent to 
the principles of Democracy. He married 
Elizabeth McKuhn, born in Londonderry, Ire- 
land, 1814, died in liradford, Pennsylvania, 
September i, 1901, daughter of Patrick Mc- 
Kuhn, a native farmer of Londonderry, where 
his entire life was spent. Children of Patrick 
McKuhn: i. John, born 1806, died in Geneva, 
New York ; married Miss Higgins, from Lon- 
donderry, Ireland, she died in Geneva, New 
York. Children, all living in Geneva, New 
York : John, Peter, Jane and Sarah. 2. Peter, 
born 1808, died of yellow fever in New Or- 
leans, Louisiana. 3. James, born 1810, a 
bricklayer, died in Edinburg, Canada. 4. Susan, 
born 1812, died in Ontario, Wayne county, 
New York; married Edward McWilliams, a 
mason, from Londonderry, Ireland. Children : 
i. John, has been a member of the Cleveland 
(Ohio) fire department for many years, ii. 
James, killed in the service of the United 
States during the Spanish war. iii. Ellen, lives 
in Oklahoma. 5. Elizabeth, of previous men- 
tion, married John McVay. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (McKuhn) 
McVay: i. Daniel, born in Geneva, New 
York, 1838, died in infancy. 2. Hugh, born 
in Geneva, New York, 1840, died in infancy. 
3. Ellen, born in Geneva, New York, April i, 
1842; married James G. O'Dwyer (deceased), 
a merchant from the south of Ireland. Chil- 
dren: Jennie (deceased), Mary, Ellen, Willis, 
James, Robert, Margaret and Ruth, all seven 
living in Jackson, Michigan. 4. William 
James, of whom further. 5. John, born in 
North Chili, New York, May 10, 1849, died 
in Kansas City, August, 1899; married Cath- 
erine Hurley, a native of Pennsylvania, died 
in Bradford, Pennsylvania, 1897. John Mc- 
Vay was an oil producer and ranchman. 6. 
Sylvester, born in Ontario, Wayne county, 
New York, 1851, died there in 1863. 7. 
Charles, born in Ontario, Wayne county. New 
York, a contractor for artesian and oil wells, 
and lives in La Junta, Colorado. Children, all 
living in La Junta, Colorado : Gertrude, Ellen, 
Sylvester and John. 8. Mary, born in On- 
tario, Wayne county. New York ; married Ed- 
ward Quigley, from North Chili, New York, a 
foreman in the employ of the Standard Oil 
Company in Sistersville, West Virginia. Chil- 
dren : Edward, a bank cashier in Sistersville, 
West Virginia ; William, lives in Sistersville. 



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West Virginia : Frank, lives in Yonngstown, 
Ohio; Emmet, Elizabeth and Mary, living in 
Sistersville, West Virginia. 

(Ill ) William James, fourth child and third 
son of John and Elizabeth (McKiihn) McVay, 
was born in North Chili, Monroe county, New 
York. January 10, 1844. He obtained his ed- 
ucation in the public schools of Ontario, 
Wayne county. New York, and in 1863 moved 
to Oil Creek, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, 
engaging in the oil business as a well-driller ; 
later following the same business in the fields 
of Venango county for ten years. At the end 
of that time he was oiTered a position as fore- 
man of the Indian Rock Oil Company, which 
was owned by the Webb Shipbuilding Com- 
pany, a corporation which built many of the 
Union vessels during the civil war. In 1875 
he came to I'.radford, Pennsylvania, where he 
was employed by Whitney & \\'heelcr as 
superintendent, meanwhile becoming an oil 
producer independent of his connection with 
the firm. He remained with the firm of Whit- 
ney & Wheeler for over eighteen years, re- 
signing to accept a position as foreman for 
Senator Emery, which he held for three years. 
Since that time he has been an inde])endent 
oil producer, engaging in contracting in the 
fields of Ohio and Kentucky. In politics he is 
an Independent and he was a member of the 
first common council after the incorporation 
<jf P.radford. He is a communicant of the Ro- 
man Catholic church and a member of the 
Catholic Mutual Benefit Association. He was 
')ne of the organizers of the H. P. Whitney 
\'olunteer Hose Company, No. 3, and for 
many years was a member. At his resignation 
he was presented with a handsome gold watch 
by his fellow members in recognition of his 
services both as a fire fighter and as an organ- 
izer. He is one of Bradford's most substantial 
citizens, and is always deeply interested in any 
plan for its betterment or advancement. He 
has seen the town develop from a village, with 
infant or unborn industries, to a city which 
has large, flourishing mills and factories of 
considerable importance in the industrial 
world, and he has taken much honest pride in 
the transition. 

He married, September 21. 1871, Jennie 
Cummings. born in Burlington, Vermont, in 
June, 1850, daughter of Patrick Cummings, 
born in County Wixford, Ireland, died in 
Painesville, Ohio, and Sarah Cummings, born 
in Countv Wixford. Ireland, 1816. died in 



Bradford, Pennsylvania, 1881. Children of 
Patrick and Sarah Cummings, all born in Bur- 
lington, Vermont: i. Patrick, enlisted in an 
Ohio regiment during the civil war, and was 
among the thousands who lost their lives at the 
battle of Gettysburg. 2. Mary, married Mr. 
Fitzgerald. 3. Margaret, died in Painesville, 
Ohio ; married Mr. Manrey, a farmer, and had 
children. 4. Jennie, of previous mention, mar- 
ried William James McVay. 

Children of William James and Jennie (Cum- 
mings) McVay: i. John James, born in Titus- 
ville, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, Novem- 
ber 24, 1872, an artesian well contractor in 
La Junta, Colorado. 2. William Legorn, born in 
Millerstown (Chicora), Pennsylvania, March 
4, 1874; an oil producer and contractor of 
Bradford, Pennsylvania. 3. Charles B., born 
January 13, 1879, an oil producer and con- 
tractor in Bradford. Pennsylvania. 4. Fred- 
erick, born December 25, 1882, an oil producer 
in Bradford. Pennsylvania. 



The branch of the Mclntyre 
McINTYRE family herein recorded is of 
Scotch descent. The list of 
their ancestors would contain the names of 
some of Scotland's most honored and revered 
citizens, foremost in any line of endeavor in 
which they were engaged. The emigrant an- 
cestor was Grandfather Mclntyre, born, of 
course, in Scotland, died in Sugargrove. Penn- 
sylvania, 1852. Upon landing in the United 
States he journeyed by team through the for- 
ests to Amboy, New York, from there to 
Jamestown, New York, finally coming to 
Sugargrove, Pennsylvania, where he settled on 
a farm. He was a Whig in politics, and he 
and his wife were members of the New Light 
sect in religion, later joining the United Breth- 
ren church. He marrierl, and had issue: i. 
Nathaniel, of whom further. 2. William, a 
minister, died in Centrcville. Pennsylvania : 
married Belinda Hill, deceased: children: 
Jane, Julia, Joan and Alanson. 3. Eleanor, 
married Calvin Wood, and lived on a farm in 
Herkimer county, New York : child : John, 
lives in Herkimer county. 4. Alanson, a min- 
ister, died in Sugargrove, New York ; married 
Polly Sullivan, deceased. 5. A daughter, de- 
ceased. 6. John, married, had children, and 
from the latest reports was a cattle dealer in 
.'\mboy. New York. 

(IT) Nathaniel, son and eldest child of 
Grandfather Mclntyre, was born in Utica. 



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New York, January 4, 1804, died in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, May 28, 1892. He obtained his 
education in the pubHc schools, and later 
studied for the ministry of the United Breth- 
ren church, and had parishes in Warren, 
Crawford and Erie counties. He was an hon- 
orable, upright. God-fearing man, abounding 
in good works and a veritable angel of mercy 
to needy ones. His warm heart and generous 
nature responded quickly to any one in less 
fortunate circumstances than himself, and his 
purse always obeyed the impulses of his high 
strung, emotional nature. He was largely re- 
sponsible for the building of the United Breth- 
ren church at Sugargrove. He married (first) 
Phoebe Kinney, died in Warren county, Penn- 
sylvania, 1835; (second) Rebecca Harmon, 
born in Sugargrove, Warren county, Pennsyl- 
vania, died in July, 1857, daughter of William 
Harmon; (third) Elizabeth Sheldon Lytle. 
Children of William Harmon: i. William. 2. 
John, a farmer; married, had children and died 
in Wisconsin. 3. Hosea, a cattle dealer, lumber- 
man and oil producer; died in Sugargrove, 
Pennsylvania ; married Sally Johnson, de- 
ceased, from Sugargrove. Children : Emma 
and William, both deceased. 4. Sarah, died 
in North Warren, Pennsylvania; married 
Amasa Baker, a hotel proprietor from Chau- 
tauqua county. New York. 5. Rebecca, men- 
tioned above, married Nathaniel Mclntyre. 6. 
Hulda, died in Sugargrove, Pennsylvania ; 
married Joel Cady, a farmer, from Sugar- 
grove. Children: Hosea, Thomas, William, 
Laura, Harry, John, Susan. 

Children of first marriage of Nathaniel Mc- 
lntyre : I. Sally EHzabeth, born in Herkimer 
county, New York, died in Pittsfield, Warren 
county, Pennsylvania, 1895 ; married James 
McGuire, a lumberman from Warren county, 
Pennsylvania, died in Pittsfield, same county ; 
one daughter, Jennie, married Charles Mc- 
Kinley, and lives on a farm at Corry, Penn- 
sylvania. 2. Silas, a farmer, born in Herki- 
mer county, New York, died in Pittsfield, 
Pennsylvania ; married Harriet Alger, from 
Warren county, Pennsylvania ; children : Levi, 
Jerry, Frederick, Phoebe, Charles, Wesley. 
Children of second marriage of Nathaniel Mc- 
lntyre: 3. Eleanor, born in Sugargrove, Penn- 
sylvania, July 5, 1842, died in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, January 1 1, 1908 ; married Andrew D. 
Hervey, born in Allegany, New York, Decem- 
ber II, 1824, a retired merchant of Bradford. 
Children: i. Verna, born in Spartansburg, 



Pennsylvania, December 10, 1868, died Au- 
gust 28, 1900, married William Roden, an oil 
producer of Titusville, Pennsylvania; chil- 
dren: Jessie, born July 4, 1887, lives in Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania; Eleanor, born in Titus- 
ville, May 31, 1892. ii. Maud, born in Spar- 
tansburg, Pennsylvania, February 2, 1873; 
married John L. Mead, born in Pittsfield, 
Pennsylvania, November 15, 1871, where he 
is employed by the railroad as ticket agent, 
iii. Lillian, born in Spartansburg, November 
I, 1877, married Herman Girard, born in El- 
mira. New York, May 24, 1877, a linotype 
operator in Bradford. 4. Emeline, born in 
Sugargrove, Pennsylvania, 1845, died in Cen- 
terville, Pennsylvania, 1879; married Simon 
Huckleberry, deceased, a farmer from Craw- 
ford county, Pennsylvania. Children : Minnie, 
lives in Crawford county; George, deceased; 
Frederick, Archibald and James, live in Craw- 
ford county, Pennsylvania. 5. Richard E., of 
whom further. 6. William, born in .Sugar- 
grove, Pennsylvania, November, 1853, a 
farmer near Wai ren, Pennsylvania ; married 
Martha Jaquay, deceased, from Sugargrove. 
7. Alice, born in Sugargrove; married (first) 
Zell Weaver, deceased, a minister of the 
L'nited Brethren church; (second) Frank Al- 
len, a tank builder in Warren, Pennsylvania. 
Children, all by first marriage: Birdie and 
Delia, both deceased ; Elizabeth ; Snow, de- 
ceased, and Clair. The death of Zell Weaver 
and three of his children was caused by black 
diphtheria. 8. Lansing, born in Sugargrove, 
July, 1856, a minister at Diamond, Pennsyl- 
vania; married (first) Myra De Pew; (sec- 
ond) Clementine Wright; son of second mar- 
riage: Horace, born February, 1901. Children 
of third marriage of Nathaniel Mclntyre: 9. 
Eugene, born in Grand Valley, Warren county, 
Pennsylvania, 1862, died in infancy. 10. Al- 
bert, born in Grand Valley, Warren county, 
Pennsylvania, February 19, 1867, died in 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1898. 

(HI) Richard E., son of Nathaniel and Re- 
becca (Harmon) Mclntyre, was . born in 
Sugargrove, Warren county, Pennsylvania, 
August 16, 1847. He attended the public 
schools until he was fourteen years of age, 
when he left to become a teamster in Grand 
Valley and Titusville. He drew the first load 
of oil taken from the Maple Shade wells of 
Oil Creek, and carted the first lumber to Pit- 
hole, Pennsylvania, for the oil tanks, the lum- 
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thousand feet. Until 1881 he engaged in vari- 
ous occupations, cattle driving at Triumph, 
Pennsylvania : lumbering at Spring Creek, 
Pennsylvania ; teaming in New London, Penn- 
sylvania, and Edenburg, Pennsylvania ; farm- 
ing in Ohio and Crawford county, Pennsyl- 
vania, and in that year he began at Mount Al- 
ton. Pennsylvania, in the occupation in which 
he has had the most success, that of butcher. 
He supplied the meat for the company which 
erected the Kinzua Bridge, said to be the high- 
est in the world. In 1883 he moved to La- 
fayette Corners, Pennsylvania, where he con- 
ducted a hotel and meat market, leaving that 
town to go to Bradford, Pennsylvania, estab- 
lishing what is now one of Bradford's most 
popular meat markets. He is a member of the 
L'nited Brethren church, and takes an active 
interest in all its alTairs, having been trustee 
and treasurer. He belongs to Tent No. 4, 
Knights of the Maccabees, Bradford; Knights 
of St. John, and the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, having been a charter member of 
the Mount Alton Lodge of that order. 

He married, September 11, 1871, Lydia 
Sheldon, born in I'leasantville, Pennsylvania, 
December 4, 1855, daughter of Allen Sheldon, 
born in \'crmont, a farmer. Republican, and 
member of the ^lethodist Episcopal church ; 
married Elizabeth Lytle. Allen Sheldon was 
a son of Isaac Sheldon, born in \'ermont, died 
in Pleasantville, Pennsylvania. Children of 
Isaac Sheldon: i. Allen, mentioned above, 
married Elizabeth Lytle. 2. Jonathan, died in 
Warren county, Pennsylvania, 191 1, a lum- 
berman and farmer; married Ann Lytle, de- 
ceased. 3. Harrison, enlisted in Pennsylvania 
Bucktail Regiment ; was captured and sent to 
Libby prison, and was lost track of after the 
war. 4. Mary, married Willard Burton, from 
Riceville, Pennsylvania, and lives in Titusville, 
Pennsylvania ; Mr. Burton is the owner of a 
grist-mill. Children of Allen and Elizabeth 
(Lytle) Sheldon: i. Frances, born in Pleasant- 
ville. Pennsylvania, June 10, 1848, died 1855. 2. 
John, born in Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, June 
24. 1851, a retired oil producer of Bradford; 
married June 25, 1878, Caroline Hewlings, 
from Clarion county, Pennsylvania, born Alay 
2, 1859. Children, all born at Edenburg, Penn- 
sylvania : Myrtle, born April 13, 1880; married 
Ernest Jackson, July 4, 1912: Don, born De- 
cember 17, 1881. an oil well driller in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania ; Jennie, born June 17, 1884 ; Jed, 
NP— .5 



born November 12, 1886, a chaulTeur, in Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania. 3. Jennie, born in Plca.=- 
antville, June 20, 1852, died December 9, 1883 ; 
married John King, an oil well driller from 
Jefferson county, Pennsylvania. Children : 
.\nna. born July 20, 1878; I'rank, born April 

2, 1880. married, January, 1912, Cary Mar- 
shall. 4. Lydia, mentioned above ; married 
Richard E. Mclntyre. 

Children of Richard E. and Lydia (Shel- 
don) Mclntyre: i. Lee, born in Centerville, 
I'enn.sylvania, April 25, 1875, a minister in 
^Milwaukee, Wisconsin; married Lillian Corry. 
from Coryville, Pennsylvania. Children: i. 
Mazie, May i, 1896. ii. Paul, born April 

3, 1901. iii. Lee (2), born October 7, 1910. 
2. Snowy, born Edenburg, Pennsylvania, May 
9, 1877, died there in May, 1878. 3. Pearl, 
born in Edenburg, May 29, 1880; married 
Harry Blanchard, born in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, January 20, 1881, son of Charles 
K. and Laura V. (Slade) P.lanchard. He en- 
gages in the butcher business with his father- 
in-law ; is a member of the Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows of Bradford, the United Com- 
mercial Travelers, the Western Travelers and 
the Protected Home Circle. I'earl (Mcln- 
tyre) Blanchard is a member of the LTnited 
Brethren church. 



The PienninghotJs of 
BENNINGHOFF Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, descend through 
four generations in the L^nited States from 
an old and honored family of (iermany, seated 
there for centuries. The American ancestor, 
whose Christian name is unknown, was born in 
Wittemburg, Germany, died in Clearfield 
county, Pennsylvania, removing thence from 
Lehigh county, same state. He married, and 
among his children were Frederick, of whom 
further, and George, who, tradition says, went 
west. There is a family of the name in Tiffin, 
Ohio, and another in St. Louis. Missouri, who 
are ]:)robablv descendants of George Benning- 
hof?. 

(II) I'rederick Benninghofl' was born in 
Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, in 1760, died in 
Venango county, Pennsylvania, in August, 
1856. Between the years 1810 and 1812 he 
removed to L^nion county, Pennsylvania, about 
1828 removed to Clearfield county, and be- 
tween the years 1830 and 1832 removed to Ve- 
nango county, where he. spent the remainder 



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of his days. For several years prior to his 
death he resided with his son John. He was 
a member of the Lutheran church, and a man 
of strict integrity and upright character. He 
married and among his children was John, see 
forward. 

(HI) John, son of Frederick Benninghofif, 
was born in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 25, 1801, died in Greenville, Mercer 
county, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1882, and is 
buried in the family lot in Shenango Valley 
cemetery. He accompanied his father to 
Union, Clearfield and Venango counties, Penn- 
sylvania. In the latter-named county he rented 
a farm known as the Henry farm, a mile or 
two west of Cherrytree, where he resided for 
several years, and then purchased what is 
known as the Benninghoff Oil Farm, which he 
sold in 1868 and removed to Greenville, where 
the remainder of his life was spent. He was 
a man of wealth and became the victim of the 
"Great Benninghoff Robbery," which is re- 
corded among the great crimes of Pennsyl- 
vania. His farm of three hundred acres was 
located on the famous Oil Creek. An oil well 
was drilled on his farm which, starting off 
with three hundred barrels daily, produced 
great excitement, and he was besieged by oper- 
ators to whom he leased one and two acre 
lots, receiving a bonus and one-fourth royalty. 
He soon became one of the richest men in the 
oil region, and having no faith in banks in this 
neighborhood had transferred his funds to 
New York and Pittsburgh banks ; the amount 
in his private bank was there only waiting such 
time as it could be transferred to the other 
banks. He and his son Joseph had each pur- 
chased an iron safe in which they placed their 
money prior to removal to banks. Mr. Ben- 
ninghoff was warned of the danger of this, 
but would not pay heed, although he did 
place a night watchman on the premises with 
orders to admit no one to the house after dark 
except members of the family. Notwithstand- 
ing this precaution the house was entered on 
the night of January 16, 1868, the old man 
bound, the safe broken open and robbed of a 
large sum, which was carried away in two 
pillow cases. The amount stolen has been 
variously stated at from two to five hundred 
thousand dollars, the former amount being 
correct. Three of the criminals were found, 
tried and convicted. Saeger, the chief of the 
gang, however, never suffered the penalty of 



his crime. Although badly beaten in his fight 
with the thieves, Mr. Benninghoff was not seri- 
ously injured, and the following year removed 
to Greenville, as stated. 

Mr. Benninghoff married, in Union county, 
Pennsylvania, in 1823-24, Elizabeth Heise, of 
Hartleton, Union county, Pennsylvania, daugh- 
terter of Martin and Mary (Wagoner) Heise, 
who were married in 1799, and whose children 
were: George, born February 12, 1800; Jo- 
seph, February 22, 1802; Elizabeth, mentioned 
above, November 5, 1804; Patience, March 27, 
1806; Martin, May 31, 1808; Polly, May 5, 
1810, died in infancy; Christina, August 3, 
1812: John, June 26, 1815, died in infancy; 
Catherine, August 10, 1817; Sarah, February 
I, 1819: Solomon, July 7, 1821 ; Mary, April 
5, 1823; John, May 4, 1825. Martin Heise, 
father of these children, was born in Balti- 
more, Maryland, 1 760, died in the fall of 1867, 
in his one hundred and seventh year; he was 
a cooper by trade and worked in Philadelphia 
during the revolutionary war; his first vote 
was cast for George Washington, and his last 
for Abraham Lincoln in 1B64, and it is said the 
only time he rode in a buggy was when he 
went to the polls to vote for Mr. Lincoln when 
he was one hundred and four years old. He 
had two brothers, George and Solomon, the 
former of whom lived in Clearfield county, 
Pennsylvania, and the latter was a well-to-do 
farmer in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. His 
wife was a native of England. Children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Benninghoff: i. George, of 
whom further. 2. Charles, married Sarah 
Yates; died March 10, 1890. 3. Martin, mar- 
ried Mary Gehring; died March 3, 1898. 4. 
Amelia, married Jacob Gehring; died March 
28, 1882. 5. Elizabeth, married Sproul Howe, 
now deceased. 6. John E., married Julia Geh- 
ring; died March 11, 1888. 7. Catherine, mar- 
ried Horace Duke; died April 9, 1883. 8. 
Frederick, married Julia Holmes ; he died 
March 15, 1907; his widow survives him, a 
resident of Greenville, Pennsylvania. 9. Mary 
Jane, married Eli J. Keep, who resides at Fair- 
view, Pennsylvania ; she died January 18, 1898. 
ID. Jeremy, died April 3, 1903 ; his widow re- 
sides in Leon, Kansas. 11. Joseph, an attor- 
ney-at-law, residing in Greenville, Pennsyl- 
vania. 12. Milton, died February 11, 1909; 
his widow resides near Rochester, New York. 
John Benninghoff and his wife were members 
of the Lutheran church, and were faithful. 



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consistent Christians. Mrs. Benninghoff died 
July 2b, 1872, buried in the family lot in She- 
iiango X'alley cemetery. 

( I\" ) George, son of John Benninghoff, was 
born in Clearfield county, Pennsylvania, in 
1825, and was accidentally killed at Meadville, 
Pennsylvania, February 5, 1909. He was but 
a youth when his i)arents moved to \'enango 
county, where his after life was spent. He 
engaged in farming after completing his 
studies in the \'enango county schools, and 
later in the production of oil. tie was success- 
ful in his business operations, and became one 
of the substantial men of his township. He 
was a director of the Benninghoff Oil Com- 
l)any, and interested in other enterprises in 
the oil country. He was a member of the 
Presbyterian church and a Republican in pol- 
itics. He married Julia, born in Cherrytree 
township, 1830. died February, 1893, daughter 

of John and (Stevenson) Baney ; John 

Ilaney was a farmer of Cherrytree township 
<luring the greater part of his life, was a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church, as was also 
his wife, and died in 1886, aged ninety-eight 
years. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Benning- 
hoff', born in Cherrytree township, Venango 
county, Pennsylvania; i. Minnie, born No- 
vember, 1849: married E. L. Affantranger, of 
Meadville. deceased : children : Nellie, married 

(first) Joseph Bowes, (second) . 2. 

Lewis Nelson, born 1850, married Mary AIc- 
Clintock : children : Harry, now in Japan ; 
Homer: Comer, and three others. 3. Living- 
ston, born 1852, deceased ; married Emma Cole ; 
children : George, Norman and a daughter. 4. 
George Edward, of whom further. 5. Julia 
Minerva, born November, 1863, married Charles 
E. Morgan, of Meadville; one child. 

(V) Dr. George Edward Benninghoff, son 
of George Benninghoff, was born in Cherry- 
tree township, \'enango county, Pennsylvania, 
February 10, 1854. His early education was 
obtained in the public schools of the town- 
ship ; at the age of thirteen he went to Mead- 
ville and attended the schools of that city for 
two years, and the following year he was a 
student at Chamberlain Institute, Randolph, 
New York. He then entered Oberlin College, 
( Ohio ) . remaining one year. Deciding u])on the 
profession of medicine, he entered the West- 
ern Reserve Medical College, from which he 
was graduated with the degree of Doctor of 
Medicine in 1879. He then located in Brad- 
ford, and is now (1912) firmly established in 



that city in a lucrative practice. He makes a 
specialty of surgical ca.ses, and is a most skill- 
ful and successful practitioner. He is sought 
for in consultation, having the confidence of 
his brethren of the profession to a marked de- 
gree. He is a member of the state and county 
medical societies and other professional, social 
and fraternal organizations. He belongs to 
Lodge, Chapter, Council, Commandery and 
Shrine of the Masonic order; the Bradford 
Club, Merchants' Club, Lafayette Gun and 
Fishing Club and the Country Club, all of 
Bradford. He is a Republican in politics, and 
since 1883 has been president of the United 
States pension board excepting four years un- 
der President Cleveland's second administra- 
tion. 

Dr. Benninghoff' married, January i, 1880, 
Nancy Jane, born September i, 1858, in Mont- 
erey, Pennsylvania, daughter of James Mc- 
Kee and Priscilla (Sheppard) Hogan, and 
granddaughter of James and Lydia (McKee) 
Hogan. James Hogan was born in 1774, died 
in Clarion county, Pennsylvania, November 7, 
1846; his wife was born in 1784, died July 
31, 1855. James McKee Hogan was born in 
West Monterey, Clarion county, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 17, 1818, died March 24, 
1905; his wife was born in Armstrong county, 
Pennsylvania. Children of Dr. and Mrs. Ben- 
ninghoff: I. Walter Garrett, born September 
I, 1887, died March 28, 1903. 2. Julia, born in 
Bradford, September 3, 1893, now a student 
of the Colonial School, Washington, D. C. 



This branch of the Sloan fam- 
SLOAN ily came to Bradford from Wash- 
ington county, Pennsylvania, the 
family having been founded there by James 
Sloan, born in 1776 in County Tyrone, Ireland, 
where there were other branches of the Sloan 
family. The family originally is said to have 
come from Wales. James Sloan married, in 
Ireland, Martha Sloan, a distant relative. They 
were fairly well-to-do, farming good land un- 
der a favorable lease. About 1804 they came 
to the L'nited States, finally settling on a farm 
in Hopewell township, Washington county, 
Pennsylvania. He died there in September, 
1851 ; his wife, August 18, 1865, aged eighty- 
five years. Among their children were the fol- 
lowing: I. John, of whom further. 2. William, 
died in Allegheny county, Penn.sylvania, near 
Pittsburgh ; a blacksmith ; married Rebecca 
. Children : i. George, lives in L'nion- 



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town, Pennsylvania, ii. Eli, deceased, iii. 
Elizabeth, lives in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 
iv. James. 3. Margaret, died unmarried in 
Allegheny county. 4. Sarah, died in Allegheny 
county ; married George Beyers ; no issue. 5. 
Eliza, died in Allegheny county: married 
James Wallace, a farmer; one of their chil- 
dren, James (2), now resides in Library, 
Pennsylvania. 

(II) John, eldest son of James Sloan, was 
born in 1803. He learned the shoemaker's 
trade, which he followed in earlier life, later 
becoming a farmer of Washington county, 
Pennsylvania, where he died in June, 1875. 
He married Sarah Murphy, born in Washing- 
ton county, Pennsylvania, in 181 3, died in Li- 
brary, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, in 
February, 1899. She was the daughter of 
James Murphy, born in the North of Ireland, 
emigrated and settled in Washington county, 
Pennsylvania, where he became a prosperous 
farmer ; married Mary Goldstone, born in 
England, died in Butler county, Pennsylvania, 
about 1862, aged ninety-nine years; both were 
members of Peters Creek Baptist Church. 
None of Mary Goldstone's immediate family 
came to the United States. The children of 
James and Mary (Goldstone) Murphy were 
all born in Washington county: i. John, died 
in Library, Pennsylvania, aged ninety-one 
years ; was a farmer and merchant ; also for 
many years justice of the peace ; married Bet- 
sey Long, of Mercer county, Pennsylvania, 
also deceased. Children : i. Derthula, now liv- 
ing in Library, ii. Robert, deceased, iii. Mary, 
. now living in Library, iv. Josephus, now living 
in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, v. Nancy, 
also living in Crawford county. 2. James, died 
in the west, leaving a family. 3. William, mar- 
ried and left a family. 4. Sarah, mentioned 
above, married John Sloan. 5. Elizabeth, mar- 
ried James Donnelly, of Pittsburgh, a con- 
tractor; had issue. 6. Archibald, lives in But- 
ler county, Pennsylvania, a 'farmer; married 
Jane Rysor, and had issue, all now living at 
Prospect, Butler county, Pennsylvania : Oliver, 
James, Mary and two other daughters. 

Children of John and Sarah (Murphy) 
Sloan: i. Mary, born August 14, 1837; mar- 
ried June 12, 1862, William Wagers, a farmer, 
died at Finleyville, Washington county, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1903: no issue. 2. John, born 
May 30, 1839, died in Monongahela City, 
Pennsylvania ; a farmer ; married Miss Ham- 
ilton, of Washington county; also deceased. 



Children : Emerson ; Charles, deceased ; Leon- 
ard, now living in Philadelphia; a daughter, 
died young. 3. Elizabeth, born February 27, 
1 84 1, died October 13, 1843. 4- Margaret, 
born December 27, 1842, died in Pittsburgh, 
1909 ; married James Kennedy, of Washing- 
ton county, a farmer ; no issue. 5. William, 
born March 5, 1845, died in New Kensington, 
Pennsylvania, 1905 ; married Mary Grubb, also 
deceased ; had children, Hannah, Elmer, Wal- 
ter and Sadie. 6. Archibald, born February 
21, 1847; now living in Finleyville, Pennsyl- 
vania ; a farmer and justice of the peace ; mar- 
ried Ann Mowrey. Children : VValdo, died 
August 8, 1912; Maud ; Margaret, deceased. 7. 
Henry, born February 17, 1849, died in New 
Kensington, 1887; married Elizabeth Fisher, 
who survives him, living on the home farm at 
New Kensington. Children : John and Lettie. 8. 
George, born February 14, 185 1, now a rancher 
at Blythe, California; unmarried. 9. Sarah, 
born April 16, 1854; married Charles Phelan, 
a carpenter now residing at Finleyville, Penn- 
sylvania; child, Lillian. 10. James Mitchell, of 
whom further. 11. Daniel, born March 27, 
1858, died in Alonongahela City, Pennsylvania, 
1904; a farmer; unmarried. 

(Ill) James Mitchell, tenth child of John 
and Sarah (Murphy) Sloan, was born in Alle- 
gheny county, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, 
February 14, 1855. He attended the public 
schools, then worked at farming for two years, 
later moving to Butler, Pennsylvania, where 
he learned the carpenter's trade. He contin- 
ued working at his trade until 1878, then be- 
came an oil producer in the McKean county 
district, making his home in Duke Center. He 
also owned oil rights in the state of Kentucky, 
and was constantly engaged in the oil business 
until 1906, when he sold his principal interests. 
In 1904 he established in Bradford as under- 
taker and funeral director; in 1910 so greatly 
had his business increased that he disposed of 
all his oil properties and interests, giving since 
then all his attention to his undertaking estab- 
lishment. He has been a very successful busi- 
ness man and owes his prosperity to his own 
energy and forcefulness. He is a Republican 
in politics, but strongly in favor of prohibition, 
as a party principle, but not as an independent 
political movement. He was a school director 
in Duke Center, and in Bradford has served 
un the common council, also for many years 
as inspector representing the First Ward in 
councils. For thirty years he has been an 



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official member of the Alethodist Episcopal 
clnirch, active and helpful in all its work. He 
is also a member of the Heptasophs. Mr. Sloan 
is a public-spirited and progressive man, con- 
tributing his full share to the upbuilding of his 
city. He is honored and respected by his 
townsmen, while in his professional capacity 
he is most sympathetic, thoughtful and con- 
siderate. 

He married, February 23, 1888, Ana (or 
Anna) AlacKenzie, born in Brighton, Province 
of Ontario, Canada, October 20, 1858, daugh- 
ter of Colin ]\IacKenzie, born in New York 
state, and when a babe taken to Canada by 
his parents. Colin AlacKenzie was the son of 
a Scotch emigrant, a scion of the famous Clary 
MacKenzie, of Scotland. Colin inherited a 
large farm from his father, and lived to a good 
old age : he married Amanda Clute, who died 
in lirighton, Canada, in 1889, a very old lady; 
their children, all born in Brighton: i. Well- 
ington, born 1852, no further record. 2. Emma, 
died at Trenton, Canada, in 1912, unmarried. 
3. \Vesley, born 1856, now a cigar manufac- 
turer of Montreal, Canada; unmarried. 4. 
.\na (or Anna), mentioned above, wife of 
James Mitchell Sloan. She was given a liberal 
education, and received a teacher's certificate, 
entitling her to teach in the Canadian schools. 
She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church, and with her husband an active worker 
in its different departments. 5. Donald, born 
in 1862, no further record. 6. Carlotta, born 
1864, now living in Saskatchewan, Canada; 
unmarried. 7. John, born 1866, now engaged 
in the insurance business in San Francisco; 
married Lena IMartin, of Belleville, Ontario, 
Canada ; no issue. 

Child of James Mitchell and Ana (or Anna) 
(MacKenzie) Sloan: James MacKenzie, born 
in Duke Center, Pennsylvania, August 21, 
1891 : now a student in the forestry dejiartment 
of the University of Toronto. 



This name is also found as 
\\'.\GNER Waggoner and Wagoner even 

in the same family. The branch 
herein recorded descends from the ( lerman 
emigrant, John Wagoner, who first settled in 
Connecticut, where he married, later gomg to 
Central New York, and ending his days in 
Schenectady. He was a soldier of tiie war of 
1812, serving at the battle of Sackett's Harbor 
and on the Niagara frontier. He was a farmer 
and lived on land leased from the \^-in Rens- 



selaer estate. He was one of their tenants 
during the anti-rent war in New York state, 
and was a witness if not a participant in some 
of the armed conflicts incident to that period. 
He was an active member of the German 
Methodist church, and a man of strong charac- 
ter. At one period of his life he lived and 
farmed in Allegany county, New York. He 
had four sons and two daughters. The sec- 
ond generation spelled the name Waggoner. 

(II) John Henry Waggoner, son of John 
Wagoner, was born either in Caroline or Dry- 
den, Tompkins county. New York, in 1800, 
and died in 1857. He followed farming all his 
active life, which was spent in western New 
York. When a boy he worked on a \''an Rens- 
selaer farm, and witnessed the Case land riot. 
He was a Whig in politics, and a Methodist 
class leader. He married (first) Mary Grout: 
(second) Elizabeth Unsauzant : (third) Elea- 
nor Sears, born on the Genesee river, at 
Oramel, New York, in 1810, died 1896, daugh- 
ter of Nehemiah Sears, born in 1755, came 
with Colonel Gail Brooks Cole to Oramel when 
a young man, married a widow Hoffman, of 
Connecticut, and settled on a farm, where he 
died in 1852. Children of John Henry \\'ag- 
goner by first wife: Henry and Hannah, both 
deceased. Children by second wife: John 
James, Sarah Jane and Martha Elizabeth, all 
deceased. Children by third wife : Frank, 
born October 14, 1840, died in Minnesota, Jan- 
uary, 1907, married Alice Repenbark ; Charles, 
born March 6, 1842, died 1908, married Lu- 
cinda Dake, deceased, leaving children : John 
Henry, now of Buffalo, New York, and Miles, 
now of Oramel, New York ; Martin Ward, of 
further mention ; Clark W., born September, 
1845, died 1853; George E., born September 
10, 1846, died August 20, 1909, married 
Martha Smith, and left children : Lena, now 
of Wellsville, New York, and Clark, of Chi- 
cago, Illinois. 

(III) Martin Ward Wagner (as he spelled 
the name), son of John Henry and Eleanor 
(Sears) Waggoner, was born in Oramel, Alle- 
gany county. New York, November 28, 1843. 
He attended the public schools, and early in 
life learned the trade of carriage-maker, which 
he followed until i860. He was then seven- 
teen years of age and started out to fight life's 
battle with little equipment beyond his trade 
and a sturdy, well-developed body. In 1861 he 
was at Oil City, Pennsylvania, engaged in oi! 
])riiduction. In 1866 he was at Ijradfnrd, 



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Pennsylvania, and for a number of years was 
engaged in farming at Custer City, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania. Later he settled in 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, where in 1876 he 
built the Wagner Opera House, a house of en- 
tertainment that he personally managed until 
1903. In 1879 he so enlarged, beautified and 
improved the opera house that it was consid- 
ered one of the best houses for dramatic and 
operatic purposes in the state. During these 
years he became associated with Moses Reis, 
forming the partnership of Wagner & Reis. 
They gradually extended their operations until 
they had a circuit of playhouses in western and 
central Pennsylvania and western New York. 
They were a successful theatrical firm, and 
continued together until 1903, when Mr. Wag- 
ner disposed of the greater part of his interest 
in the firm, retaining only the theater at Olean, 
New York, which he still owns. Since 1903 
he has been engaged in farming, and a real 
estate business assisted by his sons Fred and 
Charles A. In 1882 Mr. Wagner purchased 
the Moses farm at Limestone, New York, on 
which in 1875 tbe first oil well was drilled in 
the Tuna Valley by William Barnsdall, father 
of T. N. Barnsdall, of Pittsburgh, and yet 
known as the "Moses well." During these 
years Mr. Wagner has had other and varied 
interests, being a man of great energy, initia- 
tive and clear foresight. He is a Republican, 
and as the candidate of that party has twice 
been elected to represent his ward in the Brad- 
ford city council. He is very prominent in 
various fraternal circles, a member of Brad- 
ford Lodge, No. 334, Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons ; Trinity Commandery, Knights Templar ; 
Ismailia Temple, Buffalo, Nobles of the Mystic 
Shrine; past exalted ruler of the Benevolent 
and Protective Order of Elks ; past master, 
charter member and first secretary of Brad- 
ford Knights of Pythias ; first master of 
Grange, No. 1182, New York State Patrons of 
Husbandry, an office he still holds. His clubs 
are the Merchants' and Country of Bradford, 
having been a governor and chairman of the 
house committee of the latter. 

Mr. Wagner married, April 28, 1869, Mary 
Dette Frank, born in Busti, Chautauqua 
county. New York, January 3, 1850. She is 
a member of the Universalist church of Brad- 
ford, the Woman's Literary Club and the 
Country Oub. Children: i. Frank Martin, 
born in Bradford, September 28, 1871, died 
August 21, 1908; married Lillian Johnson; no 



children. 2. Maud Eleanor, born in Bradford, 
October 18, 1874, died 1875. 3. Fred Ward, 
born in Bradford, December 7, 1876; gradu- 
ated from Bucknell Academy, 1893, and Buck- 
nell College, 1897 ; is associated in business 
with his father; married, November 4, 1910. 
Effie Eaton, born November 14, 1876; one 
child: Effie Eaton, born December 7, 1911. 4. 
Charles Augustus, born in Bradford, January 
17, 1880; associated in business with his 
father ; married, April 6, 1902, Gertrude Mar- 
garet Lindsay; no children. 5. Mary Isabel, 
born in Bradford, October 18, 1882, died Feb- 
ruary 21, 1884. 6. Harry W., born in Brad- 
ford, August 29, 1882, died January 25, 1883. 



inhere were two distinct families bearing 
the name Frank, both coming from Germany 
and both came to Frankfort, New York, from 
Pennsylvania, just before the revolution. 
There is no evidence that they were related 
prior to intermarriage. Henry Frank and his 
brother Christopher emigrated from Germany 
to America before the "Old French War." 
They landed at Philadelphia and remained in 
the state of Pennsylvania for a number of 
years, then settled on the Mohawk river at 
Frankfort, Herkimer county. New York. 
Henry Frank's sons. Henry, Laurence and 
Jacob, were killed in the revolutionary war. 
Flis daughters were Eva and Mary, twins, and 
Margaret. Eva married John Frank, son of 
Stephen, who was the head of the second 
Frank family indicated above. During the 
French war the wife and children of Henry 
I'rank were captured by Indians, taken to near 
Montreal, but the twin sisters at least were re- 
turned, perhaps all. 

Second family : Stephen Frank emigrated 
from Germany to America about 1750. The 
place of his first settlement is not known, but 
is believed to have been Pennsylvania. He set- 
tled at Frankfort, Herkimer county. New 
York, before the revolution. 

(II) John, son of Stephen Frank, was born 
in Germany about 1763, and settled with 
his father at Frankfort, New York, where 
he died November 5, 1853. He, with Lau- 
rence, Eva and Mary Frank, children of 
Henry Frank, of previous mention, were cap- 
tured in the "Old French War" by the French 
and Indians on the Mohawk, and taken pris- 
oners to Canada, where they were kept several 
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ransomed. John Frank was again taken pris- 
oner in the revolutionary war. At Oneida 
Lake the tirst night after his capture he es- 
caped and by the aid of friendly Indians 
among the Oneidas reached in safety his home 
at German Flats on the Mohawk. In 1817 
John Frank with Stephen, his son, and his 
family and his wife's maiden sister moved 
down the Ohio river, and stopped at Galliopo- 
lis, Ohio, where John (i) Frank died. The 
others proceeded to Columbus, Indiana, where 
the maiden aunt died. Stephen Frank with two 
of his sons went with a flat-bottomed boat 
loaded with produce to New Orleans, and on 
his return died on the Mississippi and was 
buried on the shore. His brother, John (2) 
Frank, went to Indiana and brought his 
mother back, who died at his house many years 
after at an advanced age. Mary Frank, the 
maiden sister, on her return from captivity 
among the Indians, had forgotten her mother 
tongue and was taken from the Indians much 
against her will. Thus it will be seen the 
Franks suffered greatly from the Indians dur- 
ing their life on the Mohawk. 

John Frank married Eva, twin sister of 
Mary Frank of previous mention, and with 
her shared the Indian captivities. They were 
both daughters of Henry Frank, of previous 
mention. Three of her brothers were killed 
in the revolutionary war, and if suffering for 
one's country be patriotism, then was she the 
greatest of patriots. She accompanied her 
husband down the Ohio until death took him, 
then went with her son Stephen (2) to In- 
diana, later returning to Herkimer county with 
her son John (2). Children: i. Stephen (2), 
married Margaret, daughter of Laurence (l) 
Frank; children: Nicholas, Matthew, Polly, 
Stephen D., Hiram Ava, Solomon, Elizabeth, 
Jacob and Joseph, twins. 2. Nicholas, of fur- 
ther mention. 3. John (2), married Eliza- 
beth Diefendorf, of German Flats, New York; 
children: Abraham, John D., died young; 
Margaret, Harriet, Perry, Christina and Eliza- 
beth. All the children of John (2) were liv- 
ing at Frank's settlement in 1859. 

(Ill) Nicholas, second son of John (i) 
Frank, was born at Frankfort, Herkimer 
county, New York, died in the town of Busti, 
Chautauqua county. New York. Members of 
the' Frank family settled in Busti, John (2) 
leaving a statement in his own handwriting 
that he came there February i, 1812, that his 
brother Nicholas came in iSiT). and that his 



brother Stephen left Busti in 1807 and died 
at Fort Pekin, Tennessee, on the Mississippi 
river, on his return from New Orleans. Nicho- 
las was a farmer of Busti for the remainder of 
his life. He married Thankful Landon. Chil- 
dren : William, of further mention ; Andrew, 
Stephen, David and Mary. 

(IV) William, son of Nicholas Frank, born 
in Herkimer county, settled in Busti, Chautau- 
qua county, New York, where he died. He 
was a farmer of Busti, and formed a part of 
the influential colony of that name. He mar- 
ried (first) LTrsula Bushnell ; children: Darius, 
of further mention ; Emma Dette, married Syl- 
vester Abbott ; Nicholas, died aged seventeen 
vears. He married (second) Christiana Diefen- 
dorf; child: John D. 

(V) Darius, son of William' Frank, was 
born in the town of Busti, Chautauqua county. 
New York, June i. 1824, died in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, 1879. He married Arvilla 
Maria Watkins, born at Locke, Cayuga county. 
New York, December 14, 1825, died at Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, April 27, 1899. Children: 

1. Derenzel Jefferson, born April 5, 1845, ^t 
Busti, New York, died February 18, 1867, 
married Abbie Hanson and left a daughter 
Gertrude, born at Bradford, March 11, 1866. 

2. Mary Dette, married Martin Ward Wagner 
(see Wagner HI). Arvilla Maria Watkins, 
wife of Darius Frank was the daughter of 
Thomas J. Watkins. born at Milton. Cayuga 
county. New York, May 23, 1801, died May 
x6, 1847. He married Mary Austin, born at 
Cambridge, Washington county. New York, 
-A^pril 3, 1801, died 1830. Children: i. Volney, 
born at Dryden. Tompkins county. New York. 
February 17, 1829, died August 6, 1854. 2. 
Arvilla Maria, married Darius Frank, men- 
tioned above. 



The Jaynes trace their ancestry 
JAYNES to Henry Dejeannc, a graduate 
of Oxford in 161 1. later a lec- 
turer on theology and divinity at the same 
university. 

(II) William, son of Henry Dejeanne. was 
born in Bristol. England. January 25. 1618. 
He entered Oxford, but in 1639 was expelled 
under the decree of uniformity, which required 
all students of the university to subscribe to all 
the articles of the Westminster creed. Will- 
iam dissented from several of them and after 
his expulsion became chaplain in Cromwell's 
army. After the restoration of Charles II. 



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William Dejeanne sought safety in flight, 
changing his name to Jayne and securing pas- 
sage on a vessel bound for America. He landed 
at New Haven, Connecticut, remaining there 
until after his marriage. He then joined a 
party of ten others, crossed the sound to Long 
Island, where they purchased from the Nas- 
sau Indians the tract of land on which the 
town of Brookhaven, Suffolk county, now 
stands. He was one of the original trustees 
of the village, serving until 1709, when he 
was succeeded by his eldest son, William (2). 
He married Anna Briggs, reared a family of 
six sons and three daughters, and died March 
24, 1714. 

(Ill) William (2), son of William (i) 
Jayne, was born 1678. He was a resident of 
the town of 'Brookhaven, Long Island, suc- 
ceeding his father as trustee in 1709. He mar- 
ried and left issue. 

(I\') William (3), son of William (2) 
Jayne, was born 1712. He resided on Long 
Island at Brookhaven; married and had sons: 
Timothy, of whom further ; John, Isaac and 
Ebenezer. 

(\') Captain Timothy Jayne, son of Will- 
iam (3) Jayne, was born 1741, died 1790. He 
held a captain's commission in the continental 
army, as did his brother Captain John Jayne. 
Timothy was captain of the famous Jayne 
company, of which his brother Isaac was lieu- 
tenant, and his brother Ebenezer ensign. At 
the battle of Long Island this company was 
captured by the British, confined on the prison 
ship "Jersey," but fifteen of them surviving 
their incarceration. The parole ticket given 
to the last survivor was issued to Samuel 
Jayne, September i, 1778, and bears the auto- 
graph signature of William Tryon, governor. 
Captain Timothy Jayne married and had sons : 
David, William, John and Timothy, of whom 
further. They all settled in Pennsylvania, the 
first three in v^rhat is now Wyoming county. 

(VI) Timothy (2), son of Captain Timothy 
( i) Jayne, was born September 4, 1777, and 
was thirteen years of age when his father died. 
After reaching manhood he came to Pennsyl- 
vania, settling at Saltsburg, Indiana county. 
He married Isabelle Trimble, and left issue. 

(VII) William (4) Jaynes (as he spelled 
the name), eldest son of Timothy (2) Jayne, 
was born December 15, 1803, died at Salts- 
burg, Pennsylvania, December 11, 1862. He 
was a man of education and ability, devoting 



his energy mainly to selling goods and travel- 
ing as agent. F'or many years he was travel- 
ing agent for Dr. David Jayne and his then 
famous remedies. He resided in Saltsburg 
until his death. He was a Whig in politics 
and strongly opposed to human slavery. He 
married. May i, 1827, Margaret Henderson, 
who died at Saltsburg, five years after her hus- 
band. They were both members of the Bap- 
tist church. Children: i. Lovinia, married 
Samuel Anderson, deceased, a one-time 
sheriff of Jefferson county, Pennsylvania; 
children: Miles, a deputy sheriff of Jefferson 
county ; Annie, Harry and Melissa. 2. Joseph 
Wallace, of whom further. 3. Caroline, died 
unmarried, 4. Julia, died in Sistersville, West 
Virginia ; married Abner Cason, a farmer of 
the old homestead, died 191 1; children: Ma- 
tilda, deceased ; Charles O., Frank M. and 
William. 5. Timothy, a veteran of the civil 
war, serving from Pennsylvania ; now living 
in Oklahoma. 

( VIII ) Joseph Wallace, son of William (4) 
and Margaret (Henderson) Jaynes, was born 
in Indiana county, Pennsylvania, Novertiber 
23, 1829, died in Bradford, August 24, 1882. 
He was educated and grew to manhood in his 
native county, choosing the trade of black- 
smith, serving a regular apprenticeship, and 
following that trade as a business all his active 
years in different parts of Pennsylvania. He 
was a resident of Bradford for many years, 
and at the time of his death was a member 
of the poor board. During the civil war he 
was in the employ of the government as a 
blacksmith, working at the arsenal in Pitts- 
burgh. He was a Republican in politics and 
with his wife was a member of the Baptist 
church. He married, .\pril 28, 1852, in West- 
moreland comity, jMelvina Larimer, born in 
Pennsylvania, September 28, 1828, died in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 16, 1908, 
daughter of James, son of William Larimer, 
James Larimer was a merchant and justice of 
the peace for many years, being known far 
and near as "Squire" Larimer, He died at 
Grapeville, Westmoreland county, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1854; he married Delitha Bigelow, 
born in New York state in 1805, died in Der- 
rick City, Pennsylvania, 1888, daughter of 
Dr, Lebeus Bigelow, a well-known physician 
of Westmoreland county. Children of Jafnes 
and Delitha Larimer: i. Melvina, of previous 
mention. 2. Lizzie, born 1830, died unmarried. 



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3. Terissa, born 1832, married Thompson 
England, a farmer; moved to Nebraska, 
where she now hves near Lincohi, a widow ; 
children : Laura, Samuel, George, Emma and 
James. 4. Sarah. 5. Milton. 6. Alice. All 
three latter died in Grapeville in 1854, unmar- 
ried. 7. Alvira, born 1846; married George 
W. Baldwin, a farmer of Washington county, 
Pennsylvania. Children : i. Jonathan, married 
\'esta Bane, of Washington county, and now 
resides at Pleasant Grove, Pennsylvania; 
children : Oliver, Mary, Gladys, George, Mil- 
ton and others, ii. Lizzie, unmarried, resides 
in Washington county, Pennsylvania. Chil- 
dren of Joseph Wallace and Melvina (Lari- 
mer) Jaynes: i. Delitha Alice, born in West- 
moreland county, March 19, 1853, died Feb- 
ruary 2, 1854. 2. James Milton, of whom 
further. 3. Lizzie Alphina, born March 18, 
1858, died at Gilmore, Pennsylvania, Febru- 
ary 6, 1904. 4. Willie, died June 18. 1862, 
four months old. 

(IX) James Milton, eldest son- and second 
child of Joseph Wallace Jaynes, was born in 
Adamsburg, Westmoreland county, Pennsyl- 
vania, November 12, 1854. In 1855 his par- 
ents moved to Pleasant Grove, Pennsylvania, 
and in 1866 to Vineland, New Jersey, where 
he received his public school education, finish- 
ing at Beaver Seminary, Beaver. Pennsylvania. 
After leaving school he entered the oil fields 
in Butler county, coming to Bradford in 1879, 
which has since been his home and place of 
business, excepting three years, 1905 to 1908. 
spent in Washington, Pennsylvania, and the 
few years he was engaged in merchandising. 
He followed the oil strikes in various capaci- 
ties until 1888, then became a producer, con- 
tinuing successfully until he had acquired suf- 
ficient capital to engage in mercantile business. 
He had a general store at Summit City, which 
he sold at a profit, reopening in the same line 
at Gilmore, Pennsylvania. He continued 
there until 1904, then sold and the same year 
established a general insurance business in 
Bradford. He has also important holdings of 
oil and bank stock and real estate. He is a 
Republican in politics, a member of Tuna 
Lodge, No. 411, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows: Fosterbrook Lodge, No. 11, Knights 
of Pythias, and the National Protective Le- 
gion, No. 266, of which he is secretary. Mr. 
Tavnes is unmarried. 



Members 01 the family of 
HATFIELD Hatfield were early settlers in 
Massachusetts and Connecti- 
cut. The first record of this branch is of Mat- 
thias and Thomas Hatfield, the former a .settler 
at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, the latter at 
Mamaroneck, New York. They were supposed 
to be sons of Thomas Hatfield, of Leyden, 
Holland, a native of Yorkshire, England, and a 
member of Rev. John Robinson's church at 
Leyden, Holland. Matthias Hatfield came 
from New Haven, Connecticut, where he took 
the oath of fidelity. May i, 1660, to Elizabeth- 
town, where in the record of surveys, August 
29, 1676, his name is spelled Hatfield. He 
signed his will "Hattfield." He was a weaver 
and landowner of considerable means. He 
died in December, 1687, his wife Maria, born 
in Holland, surviving him with sons Abraham, 
Isaac and Cornelius. Thomas Flatfield, 
brother of Matthias, settled in Mamaroneck 
about the same time the latter settled in Eliza- 
bethtown. Descendants of both settled in the 
Hudson river counties of New York, and from 
them spring the many families of the name in 
New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 
The records fail to show the connection be- 
tween these early emigrants and Gilbert Hat- 
field, of White Plains, New York. The family 
in the early generations were farmers and 
boatmen and usually men of means and influ- 
ence. 

(I) Gilbert Hatfield was born in White 
Plains, New York. His occupation was that 
of farmer, which he followed all his life in 
the town of his birth. His political party was 
the Whig. He married Martha Townsend, 
born at Harts Corners, New York, near the 
hill which was the scene of General Putnam's 
famous ride. They were both members of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. She survived 
him several years and died at White Plains, 
New York, over seventy years of age. Chil- 
dren, all born at White Plains: i. Daniel, of 
whom further. 2. Rederick, a mechanic, born 
i8o<): married and had two children, both de- 
ceased: Mary Eliza and Ann Rederick. 3. 
Benjamin, born 181 1, died 1871, a farmer: 
married and had children : Edgar and Leon- 
ard, deceased : Mary Elizabeth, married John 
Crafts, a broker and lives in Buffalo. 4. Ed- 
ward, a farmer, died in Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania ; married ("first) Clarissa , and 



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had several children, among them Rederick; 

married (second) , and had one child, 

Edward, who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania. 5. Ann, died in Peekskill, New York; 
married Steven Shelley, a farmer, died in 
Peekskill, New York ; children : Teressa, Jane, 
Ann, Matilda, Maria, Elizabeth, Henry, Ezra, 
Enos, George, who lives in Port Chester, New 
York ; Isaac, and four others. 6. Jane, died 
in New York. 7. Margaret, died in White 
Plains, New York ; married Isaac Wooster, 
died same place; had three daughters. 8. 
Mary, died in Wellsville, New York; married 
Joseph Fields, deceased, a farmer of Port 
Chester. 9. Elizabeth, died in White Plains, 
New York. 

(II) Daniel, son of Gilbert and Martha 
(Townsend) Hatfield, was born in White 
Plains, Westchester county. New York, De- 
cember 7, 1807, died in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, June 21, 1885. He obtained his educa- 
tion in the public schools of his home town 
and when a young man learned the ship car- 
penter's trade, which he followed all his life. 
In politics he was a Republican and in relig- 
ion a Methodist. He married Annie Bailey, 
born at Mount Pleasant, New York, March 
18, 1806, died in Bradford, Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 18, 1878. She was a member of the 
Society of Friends and daughter of Elihu 
Bailey, a farmer of Mount Pleasant, where 

he died 1847 ' h^ married Catherine , 

whose death occurred only a few weeks after 
his, and had five children. Children of Daniel 
and Annie (Bailey) Platfield : i. Catherine 
Griffin, born in Mount Pleasant, New York, 
December 26, 1836; married Dennis Hess, of 
Herkimer county, New York, a lumber con- 
tractor, born in February, 1828, died October 
4, 1865. Children : i. Frank, a gas and steam- 
fitter of New York City, born July 24, 1854; 
married Mary Hanley, born in New York 
City : children : Annie, Mary, Edward, Flor- 
ence, Francis, ii. Catherine, born September 
7, 1856, died November 14, 1861. iii. Annie, 
born December 18, 1859, married Henry Bel- 
ton, deceased, a miner and native of England, 
iv. Roswell, born November 16, 1863, died in 
1864. V. Child, died in infancy. 2. Samuel, 
an oil-well operator, born in Mount Pleasant, 
New York, December 16, 1838, died in Der- 
rick City, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1906; 
married Mary McMurray, a native of Scot- 
land, now living in Derrick City, Pennsylvania. 
Children : Nellie, lives in Lima, Ohio ; Belle, 



a resident of Titusville, Pennsylvania ; Guy, 
resides in Los Angeles, California; Harry, 
lives in Lima, Ohio ; Roy, a resident of New- 
ark, New Jersey; Murray, lives in California; 
Ray, lives in Kane, Pennsylvania ; Griffin, 
lives in Olean, New York ; Ann, lives in Wat- 
kins Glen, New York ; Catherine, a resident of 
Derrick City, Pennsylvania ; Daniel, deceased. 
3. Griffin, of whom further. 4. Mary Jane, 
born in New York City, June 23, 1842, died 
there 1847. 5. Isabelle, born in New York 
City, March 7, 1848, married Charles Roth- 
well, deceased, a groceryman. 

(Ill) Griffin, son of Daniel and Annie 
(Bailey) Hatfield, was born in Mount Pleas- 
ant, Westchester county. New York, Septem- 
ber 24, 1840. Here he lived until he was five 
years of age, when his parents moved to New 
York City. His public education was obtained 
in New York City, Buffalo and Great Valley, 
New York, after which he attended Chamber- 
lain Institute at Randolph, remaining there un- 
til i860, afid completing his education in a 
private Friends' school in New York City. 
He began his business life in the employ of the 
Bay .State Lumber Company in 1862. In 1864, 
he established in the grocery business at Hol- 
yoke, Massachusetts, remaining there until 
1867, when he moved to New York City, con- 
tinuing in the same line. Bradford obtained 
one of its best citizens and business men when 
he came there in 1877 and became identified 
with A. B. Smith & Company, a relation he 
has continued, both as stockholder and as an 
official for twenty years. For the past fifteen 
years he has been engaged in oil producing, 
remarkable success attending all his operations. 
In religion he is a member af the Methodist 
Episcopal church, and in politics a Republican, 
having held the office of school director for 
twenty-one years, and was supervisor and 
auditor for six years. He married in Decem- 
ber, 1875, Addie Qark, born in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, in August, 1846, daughter of 
David Clark, a farmer, born in Massachusetts, 
February 7, 181 1, died in Bradford, September 
15, 1890; married Mary McKean, born at 
Black Creek, New York, 1821, died in Brad- 
ford, January 15, 1892; their children were: 
I. Edwin F., born January 5, 1843, ^'^d in 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1903; 
married Flora Marsh ; children : Russell, born 
January 2, 1879, married Gene Patterson; 
Harry, born February 9, 1883. 2. Almira, 
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ginia : children : Frank and Fred, live in West 
\'irginia. 3. Addie, of previous mention. 4. 
Marietta, married Washington Cosper, an oil- 
well operator of Kinzua, Pennsylvania, and 
lives in West Mrginia ; they have one son. 5. 
Mary Elizabeth, married Philip Knight, de- 
ceased, and lives in Bradford, Pennsylvania; 
children: Edwin, Lewis, Harry and Maud. 
6. Lucy, married William Pratt, a farmer of 
Jamestown, where she lives; children, Alice 
and Grace. 7. Grace, married Judson Cosper, 
an oil-well operator of Kinzua, Pennsylvania, 
and lives in Sistersville, West Virginia. 



The American ancestor of the 
DEMPSEV Dempsey family of Bradford, 

Pennsylvania, herein record- 
ed, was Lawrence Dempsey, born in Ireland, 
of Scotch ancestors. He first became a resi- 
dent of Center county. Pennsylvania, soon 
after the close of the revolution. In 1797 he 
penetrated the wilds of the Upper Allegheny 
Valley to the lands open to settlement on the 
general terms presented by the state. He was 
the first settler in the region and made his first 
improvement on the "Cauvel" farm, not far 
from the old graveyard near Dempseytown, a 
hamlet named in his honor. Here he planted 
an orchard, one of the first in the county, and 
certainly the first in what is now Oakland 
township. He had two sons, Peter and David. 
Lawrence Dempsey died in one of the eastern 
counties of the state, but his wife and one son 
are buried in the family graveyard at Dempsey- 
town. The name of his wife was Mary Kaf- 
man and she was of German origin, coming 
from the eastern part of the state. They had 
two sons : Peter, of whom further and David. 
(II) Peter, son of Lawrence Dempsey, was 
born in Center county, Pennsylvania, and came 
with his father to Venango county, where they 
settled on the site of the present town. Peter 
spent his life after 1797 in Venango county, 
engaged in farming and lumbering. He was 
a Democrat and a man of strong, upright 
character. His brother David was also a 
man of prominence in the county, and served 
for a time in congress. While Lawrence 
Dempsey, was the first settler in Dempsey- 
town, Peter Dempsey, his son, laid out the 
town, employing Samuel Dale who surveyed 
for him, September 2, 1800. four hundred and 
one acres of land lying next to the tract owned 
by his father. On it he built a house, and on 
the same site later built a hotel that he kept for 



many years. The old tavern stood until about 
1885, when it was destroyed by fire. Peter 
Dempsey married Susanna, daughter of Thomas 
Carter, who was the first white child born in 
Pittsburgh, and who served in the revolution- 
ary war when a young man. He was in the 
military service at Pittsburgh, also at Fort 
P'ranklin, and he settled on Sugar Creek, near 
Cooperstown. In 1803 he settled at Dempsey- 
town, where he died at an advanced age. Chil- 
dren of Peter Dempsey were: Thomas C, of 
whom further; Cicero T., born December 18. 
1808, married Nancy Kelley ; Maria, Septem- 
ber 16, 1810, married James Reed; David, Oc- 
tober 8, 1813, married Jane Arters; Washing- 
ton, February 5, 1816, lost on the Ohio river 
in 1844: Hetty C, April 3, 1818, married Rob- 
ert Kelley; John C, April 5, 1820, married 
Jemima Reninger ; Sally, April 5, 1820 (twin), 
married John Kelley ; Isabel, February 7, 1823, 
never married. 

(III) Thomas Carter, son of Peter Demp- 
sey, was born at Dempseytown, Venango 
comity, Pennsylvania, October 13, 1806, died 
in Springboro, Crawford county, January 27, 
1884. He received his education in the district 
school, and learned the carpenter's trade, which 
he never followed but became a farmer. In 
1848 he moved to Kaneville, Venango county, 
later to Crawford county, where he died. He 
was a Democrat until the Fremont campaign, 
when he transferred his allegiance to the Re- 
publican party, and ever afterward supported 
that party. He married Mary Ann, born at 
Tidioute, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1807, died in 
1866, daughter of John Arthurs, then of Tidi- 
oute, later of Brookville, Jefferson county, 
Pennsylvania, where he died. His wife was a 
Miss Clover. Mary Ann (Arthurs) Dempsey 
had four brothers: Richard, John, Samuel and 
James. The children of Thomas Carter and 
Mary Ann (Arthurs) Dempsey were: i. Rich- 
ard Arthurs, of whom further. 2. Carter G.. 
born in Ravenna, Ohio, April 13, 1839, de- 
ceased ; married Rhoda Clover ; four children : 
i. Carter G., deceased; ii. Harry, now of Erie, 
Pennsylvania; iii. Benton Thomas, resides in 
Michigan ; iv. Mary, now of Erie, Pennsyl- 
vania. 3. Joanna, born in 1845, on the Ve- 
nango farm ; married Harvey Knickerbocker, 
deceased, who was a merchant and farmer ; 
two children : i. William, a farmer of Glendon, 
Crawford county, Pennsylvania ; ii. Anna, also 
a resident of Glendon. 

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ter Dempse}', was born in Dempseytown, Ve- 
nango county, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1837. 
He was educated in the public schools of Oak- 
land township, Venango county, and of Corn- 
planter township, \'enango county, Pennsyl- 
vania. After his school days were over he 
worked at farming during the summer, and in 
the winter months in the lumber woods, con- 
tinuing this until 1862, when he enlisted as a 
private in Company E, One Hundred and 
Twenty-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volun- 
teer Infantry. His regiment was attached to 
the Army of the Potomac, and with it he 
fought in many of the historic battles of the 
civil war, under Generals McClellan, Burnside, 
Hooker, Meade and Grant. He was captured 
by the enemy near Petersburg, Virginia, Oc- 
tober I, 1864, and for three months and three 
weeks was held a prisoner at Salisbury, North 
Carolina, and being detailed to cut wood for 
the use of the camp he found opportunity to 
escape January 25, 1865, and after many ad- 
ventures joined the LTnion army in Tennessee. 
His military record is an enviable one. He 
was advanced successively to the rank of cor- 
poral, sergeant, first sergeant and was com- 
missioned first lieutenant of Company E to 
date from January i. 1865. With his regiment 
he fought in Virginia, at Fredericksburg, 
Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna, Toto- 
potomy, Bethesda, Cold Harbor, around Peters- 
burg, and at Peebles" farm. In 1864 he was 
under fire every day from May 5, to October 
I, the day he was captured. On June 16, 1864, 
a comrade, William AIcKenzie, was shot by 
his side and instantly killed at Petersburg. 
Sergeant Dempsey with a few men was de- 
tached and sent to reconnoitre at North Anna. 
During the night a staff officer visited them 
and gave orders for them to remain where 
they were until further orders which did not 
arrive until late the next day, the little squad 
having been without food since noon of the 
previous day. When he was captured he was 
stripped of all his belongings, and with ten 
thousand other I^nion prisoners endured the 
intense suffering of a southern prison pen. ' 
After making his escape five hundred miles of 
hostile country lay between him and the Union 
army. He accomplished this distance in the 
dead of winter in thirty-six days, finally reach- 
ing the Union army in Tennessee. After the 
war ended he returned to Pennsylvania, where 
for a time he engaged in mercantile business, 
and later in the production of oil, and since 



1 87 1 has owned and operated an oil refinery. 
In 1877 he came to Bradford, bringing his 
family in 1880. In 1882 he became a member 
of a company in Custer City extensively en- 
gaged in the manufacture of high explosives 
used in the oil field. He retired from that 
company in 1902. He also owned a large tract 
of land in Kansas operated as a cattle ranch. 
At present ( 1912) he is president of the Pure 
Carbon Oil Company, president of the Hubbs 
Oil Company, president of the Dempsey Oil 
Company, manager of the Lafayette Oil & 
Gas Company, and of the Holly Oil Company. 
He is an energetic, capable man of affairs and 
is held in the highest esteem in business circles. 
He has given much of his time and ability to 
the public service, first appearing in public 
life as the successful candidate for mayor of 
Bradford. This was in 1886, and his first 
term covered the years 1887-88; five years 
later he was again elected mayor, serving in 
1893-94-95. He has also filled the elective 
offices of supervisor of Bradford township, 
school director, water commissioner, coroner 
of McKean county, member of the house of 
assembljr (two terms), 1897 to 1900, and 
served his party as chairman of McKean coun- 
ty Republican committee. Before coming to 
Bradford he was postmaster at Kane City one 
term, and Custer City one term. He is past 
noble grand of Bradford Lodge, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows ; past master of the 
Ancient Order of United Workmen ; past com- 
mander of Bradford Post, No. 141, Grand 
Army of the Republic, having held that office 
many times, and belongs to the Union Veteran 
Legion of Bradford. He is an attendant of 
the Methodist Episcopal church, and interested 
in church and charitable work. 

He married Martha Emmeline, born in 
Wallaceville, Venango county, Pennsylvania, 
June 8, 1843, daughter of Joseph Campbell, of 
Scotch parentage, born in Mercer county, 
Pennsylvania. November 4, 181 1, a miller and 
farmer in both Mercer and Venango counties 
(see Campbell). Martha Emmeline (Camp- 
bell) Dempsey is a member of the Bradford 
Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Ladies 
Union \'eteran Legion. Children of Richard 
Arthurs Dempsey: i. Nettie Gertrude, born in 
\'enango county, April 29, 1861, died August 
8, 1883 ; married, January 3, 1883, D. H. Mc- 
Cullough. 2. ]\Iary Ann, born September 6, 
i8Gfi, in Kane City, Pennsylvania; married. 
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merchant of Steamburg, New York; deceased; 
children : i. Charles Dempsey, born April ", 
1888, now a carbon manufacturer at W'ells- 
ville, New York; ii. Lois, born June 15, 1891. 

3. Carrie J., April 11, 1868, died in Kane City, 
August 31, 1868. 4. Lissa M., born in Kane 
City, July 6, 1869, resides with her parents in 
Bradford. 5. Nora E., born in Kane City, 
February 2, 1871, married Orville B. Cutting, 
a contractor, builder and oil producer, now 
living in Alonticello, Kentucky; children: i. 
Richard iL. born July 4, iQOi, at Woodsfield, 
Ohio; li. Martha, born March 16, 191 1, at 
Monticello. 6. Dick S., born July, 1875, died 
July 31, 1876. 7. Lulu C, born March 30. 
1879, at Kane City, now residing with her 
parents in Bradford. 

(The Campbell Line). 

Joseph Campbell married Mary M. Patter- 
n-on, born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, May 
30, 1818, died December, 1909, and their chil- 
dren were: i. William, born in Mercer county, 
February 2, 1838. married Louise Smith, who 
died A'larch 2, 1858. 2. Thomas Patterson, 
bom in Mercer county, October 15, 1839, died 
April, 1899; he served four years and three 
months in the civil war and at the time of his 
dpath v.'as superintendent of water works at 
Sistersvilie, \Vest Mrginia ; he was a member 
of tlic Grand Army of the Republic, belonging 
to Post No. 68, at Sistersvilie. 3. Mary E., 
born in Venango county, July 27, 1841 ; she 
married William Wenton, a machinist, now liv- 
ing in Warren county; children: Mina, Adda, 
Susan, Mary, all living, and Samuel, deceased. 

4. Martha Emmeline, married Richard A. 
Dempsey (see Dempsey IV). 5. Sarah R., 
born in Venango county, June 5, 1844, married 
.'Mfred Flyte, whom she survives, a resident 
of Rixford, McKean county; children: Pride 
and Emma. 6. Margaret R., born in Venango 
county, March 17, 1846, died 1906; she mar- 
ried Nelson Fleeger, of Butler county, who 
died in 1908 ; child, Albert, a machinist, living 
in Indiana. 7. Melissa M., born in \^enango 
county, December 26, 1847, married James P. 
Boggs, of Butler county, now residing at 
Evans City, Butler county ; children : Mary, 
Frank, Nettie, Carrie, Zora. 8. William Fil- 
more, born in Venango county, May 25, 1850, 
died June 11, 1910; he married the widow of 
Captain Knight ; child, Maud, married Edwin 
L. Bliss, of Lynn, Massachusetts. 9. Bruce 
M.. born in Venango county. May 20, 1852, 



now a contractor of Morcroft, Wyoming, mar- 
ried Zora Williamson ; children : Gertrude and 
Bertha. 10. Ida Alice, born in Venango coun- 
ty, July 4, 1854, died at Mount Pleasant, Michi- 
gan, \Iarch, 1883; married Wilson Hunter: 
child, Grace, now living at Evans City, Penn- 
sylvania. II. Wallace R., born in Warren 
county, November 24, 1856, married Ruth 
Parke, and now resides on their farm at 
Forestville, New York. 

Mary M. (Patterson) Campbell, the mother 
of these children, was a daughter of Thomas 
Patterson, born in Ireland in 1759, died 1840. 
He was the son of William Patterson, wlio 
married Sarah Douglass, born in Scotland. 
Thomas Patterson came to America at an early 
day and drifted westward joining a company 
of scouts in 1775, under Daniel Boone at 
Boonesboro, Kentucky. He served in the revo- 
lution under General Greene and was at Valley 
Forge the dreadful winter of suffering endured 
by Washington's army. He married (first) 
Nancy Blakeley, (second) Martha McVannan, 
in the Ligonier Valley of Pennsylvania, in 
1810. The latter was born in 1784, died in 
1864. She was in receipt of a revolutionary 
pension of four dollars monthly on account 
of the patriotic services of her husband, which 
was sent to her at Plain Grove, Lawrence 
county, Pennsylvania, care of Hutchinson Bo- 
vard. until her death. 



The family of Coffin in England 
COFFIN was seated at Portledge, in the 
parish of Alwington, in the north- 
ern part of county Devon, and has been in 
England since the Norman conquest. There 
are various branches of this family in the 
county. The Portledge family of Coffin bore 
these arms : "Vert, five cross-crosslets argent, 
between four plates". These arms are also 
used by the American families. 

(I) Tristram Coffin, the earliest English 
jirogenitor of whom there is authentic record, 
lived in Brixton, county Devon, England. His 
will was dated November 16, 1601, and was 
proved at Tetness in 1602. He left legacies to 
Joan, .Anna and John, children of Nicholas 
Coffin ; to Richard and Joan, children of Lionel 
Coffin ; to Philip Coffin, and his son Tristram ; 
and appointed Nicholas Coffin his executor. 

(II) Nicholas, son of Tristram Ti) Coffin, 
lived at Butlers, county Devon. His will was 
dated September 12, 1613. and proved Novem- 
Iier 3, 1613. It mentions his wife Joan : sons.. 



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Peter, of whom further, and Tristram, Nich- 
olas and John; daughter, Anna; and Joan, 
daughter of one of his sons. 

(ill) Peter, son of Nicholas Coffin, married 
Joan Thember. He lived at Brixton, and died 
in 1628. His will was dated December 21, 
1627, and proved March 13, 1628. It provides 
that his wife shall have the estate during her 
life, and that it then goes to his son Tristram, 
"who is to be provided for according to his 
degree and calling." He mentions daughters, 
Joan, Deborah, Eunice and Mary, as being 
under twenty years of age. He refers to his 
tenement called Silfernay, in Butlers, and to 
his brother Nicholas. In 1649 his widow with 
her son Tristram and two daughters, went to 
Salisbury, Massachusetts, and thence to Haver- 
hill and Newbury, Massachusetts. She died in 
Nantucket or Boston in May, 1661, aged sev- 
entyrseven years. She was said to possess re- 
markable strength of character, and on the 
occasion of her death Rev. Mr. Wilson preach- 
ed a funeral sermon. Children : John, born in 
England, died in Plymouth Fort; Tristram 
(2), of whom further; Joan, probably died in 
England ; Deborah, probably died in England ; 
Eunice, born in England ; Mary, born in Eng- 
land. 

(IV) Tristram (2), son of Peter Coffin, 
was born in England in 1609, died in Nan- 
tucket, Massachusetts, October 2, 1681. He 
married, in England, Dionis, daughter of Rob- 
ert Stevens, of Brixton, county Devon. He 
was the immigrant ancestor, and came to Salis- 
bury, Massachusetts, in 1642, with five chil- 
dren. He removed in a short time to Haver- 
hill, and was witness to an Indian deed of that 
place November 15, 1642. About 1648 he 
moved to Newbury, Massachusetts, where he 
kept an ordinary, and thence to Salisbury again 
in 1654 or 1655 and was commissioner there. 
In 1659 he was one of the company of Salis- 
bury men who bought land at Nantucket 
Island, where he removed in 1660 with his 
wife, mother, and some of his children, and 
there he died. He was one of the first magis- 
trates of the island and a capable officer. Chil- 
dren : Hon. Peter, born in England, 1631 ; 
Tristram (3 ) , of whom further ; Elizabeth, born 
in England; James, born August 12, 1640; 
John, born in England, died in Haverhill, Oc- 
tober 30, 1642 ; Deborah, born in Haverhill, 
November 15, 1642, died December 2, 1642; 
Mary, born in Haverhill, February 20, 1645, 
mother of the first white child born in Nan- 



tucket ; John, born in Haverhill, October 30, 
1647; Stephen, in Newbury, May 11, 1652. 

(V) Tristram (3), son of Tristram (2) 
Coffin, was born in England, in 1632, died at 
Newbury, Massachusetts, February 4, 1704. 
He settled in Newbury and was admitted a 
freeman April 29, 1668. He is the ancestor 
of all the Newbury families of the name. His 
house, which at last accounts was still occu- 
pied by his descendants, was built about 1659, 
and is therefore over two hundred years old. 
He married, in Newbury, March 2, 1652-53, 
Judith (Greenleaf) Somerby, born 1625, died 
at Newbury, December 15, 1705, daughter of 
Edmund and Sarah Greenleaf, and widow of 
Henry Somerby. Children, born at Newbury : 
Judith, born December 4, 1653; Deborah, born 
November 10, 1656; Mary, November 12, 
1657; James, April 22, 1659; John, died Sep- 
tember 8, 1700; Lydia, born April 22, 1662; 
Enoch, January 21, 1663; Stephen, of whom 
further; Peter, July 27, 1667; Hon. Nathaniel, 
born March 22, 1669. 

(VI) Stephen, son of Tristram (3) Coffin, 
was born in Newbury, August 18, 1664, died 
August 31, 1725. He married, October 8, 1685, 
Sarah Atkinson, born November 27, 1665, 
daughter of John and Sarah (Mirick) Atkin- 
son. Children, born at Haverhill: Sarah, born 
May 16, 1686; Tristram, January 14, 1688, 
died March 9, 1688 ; Tristram, born March 6, 
1689, died at Newbury, January 23, 1718; 
Lydia, July 21, 1691 ; Judith, February 23, 
1693 : John, January 20, 1695. Children, born 
at Newbury: Abigail, born September 25, 
1696; Stephen, 1698; Daniel, September 19, 
1700; Abner, April 29, 1702; Mary, Septem- 
ber 26, 1704. died January 18, 1717; Joseph, 
December 26, 1706; Benjamin, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(VII) Benjamin, son of Stephen Coffin, 
was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, June 
14, 1710, died April 30, 1784. He married, 
October 28, 1731, Miriam, daughter of Jon- 
athan Woodman, of Newbury. Children, born 
at Newbury: Miriam, born August 22, 1732; 
Abigail, July 29, 1734; Benjamin, September 
6, 1735; Moses, January 30, 1737; Sarah, Oc- 
tober 12, 1740; Stephen, July 25, 1743; Anna, 
October 2, 1745; Jonathan, of whom further; 
Amos, October 5, 1749; Lemuel, November 27, 
1751 ; Mary, March 12, I7S4: Jacob, June 11, 
1756. 

(VIII) Jonathan, son of Benjamin (i) 
Coffin, was born at Newbury, October i, 1747, 



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died at Alton, Xew Hampshire, in 1813. He 
married Jane Flanders, who died in 1818. He 
settled at New Durham Gore, now Alton, New 
Hampshire, before or during the revolution. 
In 1782 he was selectman of that town. In 
1790 he was living there, according to the first 
federal census, and had in his family two males 
over sixteen, four under that age, and live 
females. Children, born at Newbury and Al- 
ton : Benjamin- (2), of whom further; Jon- 
athan, Moses, Samuel, Stephen, Sarah, Jane, 
Miriam and Anna. 

(IX) Benjamin (2), son of Jonathan Coffin, 
was born about 1770, at Newbury, Massachu- 
setts, died at Alton, New Hampshire, in 1858. 
He came to Alton when a child and was edu- 
cated there in the public schools. He follow- 
ed farming for his occupation, and lived at Al- 
ton. He and his family were Free Will Bap- 
tists in religion. Fie married , died in 

i860, an-1 had three sons and three daughters, 
among them Joseph M., of whom further. 

(X) Joseph M..son of Benjamin (2) Coffin, 
born in 1820, at Alton, New Hampshire, died 
at Gilmanton in 1887. He was educated in 
the public schools of his native town. He 
followed farming most of his life at Alton and 
Gilmanton, New Hampshire, and was also a 
dealer in cattle. In politics he was a Repub- 
lican, and was supervisor for several years. 
He was prominent in the Free Will Baptist 
Church and deacon. He married, in 1845, 
Dorothy S. Gale, who was born at Gilmanton, 
New Hampshire, and died there in 1867, aged 
eighty-four years, daughter of Abram S. and 
Martha (Moulton) Gale. Her father was a 
blacksmith and dealer in horses at Gilmanton. 
Joseph M. Coffin had one child. Smith Gale, 
of whom further. 

(XI) .Smith Gale, son of Joseph M. Coffin, 
was born at Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Oc- 
tober 17, 1847. He lived in his native town 
during youth, worked on his father's farm and 
attended the public schools in Gilmanton and 
Pittsfield, New Hampshire. After leaving 
school he was for one year a conductor on a 
street car in Boston, and afterward was in the 
employ of C. Morrison until the spring of 
1870, dealing in wholesale produce. He re- 
moved to Brady's Bend, Armstrong county, 
Pennsylvania, and had charge for three years 
of a store owned by the Brady's Bend Iron 
Company. He resigned to become manager of 
a feed and grain store in the same town. 
Thence he moved to Petrolia, Butler county. 



Penns\lvania, and engaged in business as pro- 
prietor of a livery and sale stable. In the fall 
of 1880 he removed to Bradford, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, and started a livery 
stable, and has continued in this business to 
the present time. At the present time he owns 
very spacious and finely equipped stables on 
Barbour street. He has been prosperous in 
this business and has also been successful in 
numerous oil ventures and as an oil protlucer. 
In politics he is a Republican, and while living 
at Petrolia was a member of the city council, 
but has iitver sought public office. He is a 
member of a Lodge of Free Masons ; Chapter 
of the Royal Arch Masons ; Council, Royal 
and Select ^Masters ; Commandery, Knights 
Templar; and Lodge, Benevolent and Protec- 
tive Order of Elks; the Merchants' Club, the 
Edgewood Club, and the Lafayette Gun and 
Fishing Club. He has been president of the 
Edgewood Qub, and is a director of the Mer- 
chants' Club. His wife is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. 

He married, June 24, 1874, Flora M. Flem- 
ing, who was born at Fair View, Butler coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania, daughter of William A. Flem- 
ing, a native of Butler county. Her father 
was superintendent of an iron furnace in that 
county, but afterwards lived at Petrolia, where 
he held the office of justice of the peace, and 
where he died in 1906. Her mother, L. J. Gra- 
ham, was born in Clarion county, Pennsyl- 
vania, not far from Foxburgh. Mrs. Flora 
M. Coffin had two brothers, George and Ed- 
ward, both now deceased, as her parents had 
four children, one of whom died in infancy. 
Children of Smith Gale Coffin: i. Claudia 
Dorothy, born June i, 1876; married (first) 
V. Oxley, (second) Calvin Watson; child by 
first marriage. Gale C. Oxley; none by the 
second; she now resides at Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania. 2. George Ralph, born August 29, 
1878; married, October 17, 191 1, Grace Ren- 
derneck; resides at Bradford. 3. Charles Jo- 
seph, born September 4, 1880, an oil producer, 
living at Robinson, Illinois. 



This family probably came 
LI.NDSLEY from near London, England. 

Francis Lindsley is said to 
have come to the American colonies in 1639, 
and to have been on the first vessel which 
anchored in New Haven bay. This is, how- 
ever, not beyond question. It is certain that 
he was living at Bran ford, Connecticut, in 



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1645, and his brother John signed the oath of 
fidelity to New Haven in 1641. Francis Linds- 
ley removed to New Jersey in 1667, going from 
Branford with the Milford, Connecticut, com- 
pany. 

(I) Eleazer Lindsley, the first member of 
this family about whom we have definite in- 
formation, was born December 7, 1737, died 
June I, 1794. There is divergence about the 
colony of his birth, whether it was Connecticut 
or New Jersey; if the latter, he was probably 
a descendant of Francis Lindsley. Before 
the revolution he was living in New Jersey, 
and in that war he was an officer in the regi- 
ment called the Jersey Blues. From the church 
records of Morristown, New Jersey, although 
his parentage is not disclosed, we learn that 
he had brothers, Timothy, died June 5, 1787, 
aged fifty-seven, and Benjamin, born Febru- 
ary 22, 1731, died November 8, 1815, married 

Sarah . After the revolution he rode 

through the Genesee country to find a tract 
of land. In 1789 he bought at least one- 
half of township number one, range two, 
Phelps and Gorham purchase; some hold that 
he bought the whole township. In the spring 
of 1790 a party left New Jersey to settle on 
this new land. The party was of about forty 
persons, of whom seven were slaves. There 
were Colonel Lindsley, two sons, Samuel and 
Eleazer, and several sons-in-law, with other 
men ; nearly all brought their families. The 
journey was made by wagons and horseback 
to the Susquehanna river at Wilkes-Barre, 
thence they went in boats to the purchase, and 
landed at the Tioga Flats, June 7, 1790. The 
new town was called Lindsley, but by a mis- 
take the name was changed to Lindley, and this 
name has been preserved. Here he built the 
first saw mill ; after his death his wife kept 
the first tavern, and she entertained Colonel 
Williamson and his company. In 1793 Colonel 
Lindsley was elected to the legislature. He 
was a worthy leader of the community, kind 
and generous, public-spirited, and an earnest 
Christian. At Morristown he had been a 
member of the Presbyterian church, as also his 
wife; in the new settlement, when there were 
no traveling ministers, he would himself read 
sermons on the Sundays. He married Mary, 
born August 23, 1738, died November 20, 
1806, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Wal- 
lace) Miller. Children: i. Samuel, of whom 
further. 2. Anne, born July 24, 1762, died 
March 10, 1764. 3. Elizabeth, born July 17, 



1764, married John Seely. 4. Mary, born July 
17, 1764, died July 29, 1784. 5. Anna, born 
July 3, 1767, died in January, 1813; married 
Ezekiel Mulford. 6. Eleazer, born July 4, 
1769, died May 11, 1825; married, April 23, 
1787, Eunice Halsey. 7. Jemima, born Janu- 
ary 28, 1772, died August 16, 1830; married 
Stephen Hopkins. 8. Micajah, born June 23, 
1774, died young. 9. Sarah, born June 8, 1776, 
died in 1859; married Ebenezer Backus. 10. 
Phebe, born .August 16, 1780, died January 21, 
1814: married David Paine. 

(II) Samuel, son of Eleazer and Mary 
( Miller ) Lindsley, was born September 6, 
1760, died May i, 1805. He accompanied his 
father in the migration to Lindley. He mar- 
ried Lois Bradley, who died June 18, 1814. 

(III ) William, probably son of Samuel and 
Lois (Bradley) Lindsley, was born in 1786, 
died at Lindley, in 1840. .\t that place his 
life was passed; he was a farmer, and served 
as a captain in the state militia. He was at 
least an attendant of the Presbyterian church ; 
his wife is known to have been a devout mem- 
ber. He married Catharine Piquet, born, prob- 
ably in Virginia, about 1794. died at Lawrence- 
ville, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, about 1878. 
Children: i. Abram Bradley, of whom fur- 
ther. 2. Alexander, born in 1814, died during 
the civil war in Mississippi, opposite Helena, 

Arkansas ; planter ; married Brown ; 

no children. 3. Lois, born in 18 16, died at 
Lawrenceville, 1906; married Parday Damon, 
deceased; he was a lawyer; no children. 4. 
Catharine, born in 1817, died at Lawrenceville, 
1907 ; married Butts, of Arkansas, de- 
ceased ; he was a lawyer ; children : Katharine, 
residing in Boston ; Lindsley, deceased ; Au- 
gustus, deceased. 5. Eleazer, born in 1819, de- 
ceased ; married Delia (Boyer) Harrower, of 
Lindley ; no children. 6. Phineas, born in 
1 82 1, died at Lawrenceville, 1890; married 
Rosetta Wescott, of Caton, New York; chil- 
dren, all residing at Lawrenceville: Mary, Eu- 
gene, Frederick. 7. Walter, born in 1823 ; 
died in Mississippi, unmarried ; was a planter. 
8. Margaret, born in 1830, deceased ; married 
J. H. Middfebrook, of Lindley, deceased ; he 
was a merchant; children: William, residing 
at Manistee, Michigan: May, Blanche; they 
reside in Boston. 9. Eugene, died at Law- 
renceville ; he had been a planter in Arkansas ; 
married, had daughter, Lucilla, deceased. 

(IV) Abram Bradley, son of William and 
Catharine (Piquet) Lindsley. was born at 




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Lindley, March 12, 1812, died at Lawrencc- 
ville, June, 1894. Although it is in another 
state, Lawrenceville is but one and one-half 
miles from Lindley. His whole life was pass- 
ed at Lindley. There he attended public school 
in his boyhood ; there he was a farmer, and 
served as assessor of the town, as supervisor, 
and in other town offices. He was a Demo- 
crat. He attended the Presbyterian church, 
and his wife was a member thereof. He mar- 
ried .\nna Maria, born at Athens, Bradford 
county, Pennsylvania, January 25, 181 5, died 
in March. 1879. daughter of Michael R. and 
Lmily (Lindsley) Tliarp. Her father was born 
while his parents were on their way to Amer- 
ica, in 1775, and lived mainly at Athens and 
Lindley. He was a surveyor in the northern 
tier of Pennsylvania counties. He died at 
Tioga, Pennsylvania, in 1869. His wife was 
born at Lindley, and died, rather young, at 
.Athens. Children of Michael R. and Emily 
(Lindsley) Tharp. all born at Athens: i. Anna 
Maria, married Abram Bradley Lindsley. 2. 
Emily, born in 1818, died at Lindley, 1883; 

married Rev. ■ McCullough, of Tioga 

county, Pennsylvania, a Presbyterian minister, 
deceased ; children : Henry, residing at Law- 
renceville ; Samuel, residing in Kansas. 3. 
Harriet, born in 1826, died in Wilkes-Barre, 
1902 ; married H. M. Fuller, of Wilkes-Barre, 
a lawyer, deceased ; children : Maria, deceased ; 
Emily, Grace, May. Henry, John, deceased. 
■All the living children reside in Wilkes-Barre. 
Children of Abram Bradley and Anna Maria 
(Tharp) Lindsley. all born at Lindley: i. Clar- 
ence, born in 1834, died at Emporium, Penn- 
sylvania, 1881 ; he was a carpenter ; married 
Eliza Clark, of Corning, New York, deceased; 
children: Harry, born in i860, resides at Corn- 
ing; Rue, born in 1879, married Arlie Dar- 
ling, a physician ; they reside at Lawrenceville. 
2. Rue, born in 1836, died at Elizabeth, New 
Jersey, 1879; married Dr. E. B. Miner, of 
Wilkes-Barre, deceased ; no children. 3. George 
H., born in 1838, resides at Lawrenceville, 
farmer; married Mary Waldron, of Caton, 
New York, deceased ; several children. 4. 
William, born in 1840, a carpenter at Corning; 
married, has children. 5. Joseph, born in 1842, 
died at Emporium, 1867; was a farmer. 6. 
Henry, born in 1844, resides at Corning, em- 
I)Ioyed in the glass factory ; married Mary 
Collins, of Erwin, New York; children: Frank 
E., born in 1872, deceased ; Anna, born in 
1874, married David Dunkle ; they reside at 



Norwich, Pennsylvania. 7. Halsey, born in 
1847, died at Corning, 1906; married Lamira 
Lane, of Driftwood, Pennsylvania, r.o • resid- 
ing at Corning; children: John, deceased; 
Charles, resides at Berea, Kentucky. 8. 1' . p ' 
born in 1850, died at Emporium, 1874; was 
druggist; unmarried. 9. Sterling Ross, m 
whom further. 

(\') Sterling Ross, son of .\bram Bradley 
and Anna Maria (Tharp) Lindsley, was born 
at Lindley, Steuben county. New York, June 
18, 1853. He attended public school at Law- 
renceville. Immediately after leaving school 
he went to Wilkes-Barre, and began to learn 
the printer's trade. There he remained three 
years. In 1872 he went to Lawrenceville, 
where he worked in a printing office until 1874. 
Having secured a position with the Mansfield 
Advertiser, he removed to Mansfield, Tioga 
county, Pennsylvania : two years later he went 
to Cuba, New York, where he worked for one 
year on the Herald. Two years were then 
spent at Elmira, New York, with the Gacette, 
and a few months, in 1879, in New York City. 
In 1882 he took a position on the Reporter, of 
Port Allegany, Peimsylvania. From 1884 to 
1889 he was in Smethport, first on the Dem- 
ocrat, afterward on the Miner. After a year 
at Bradford, with the Bradford Star, he re- 
turned to Smethport and for a little more than 
one year managed the Democrat, then becom- 
ing editor, manager and part proprietor of this 
paper. This has been his permanent station, 
and he is still conducting this paper in a credit- 
able manner. He is a member of Smethport 
Lodge, No. 389, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, and of the McKean Encampment of 
the same order. Mr. Lindsley's religion is the 
Presbyterian, but as Smethport has no Pres- 
byterian congregation he attends different 
churches and has not connected himself with 
any one. He married, November 6. 1884, 
Myra, born at Sumemahoning, Pennsylvania. 
January 25. 1863, daughter of John and Ann 
Berfield. Child, Russell Ross, born June 7. 
1889; he attended public school at Smethport; 
having learned the trade of printer, he is now 
assisting his father with the Smethport Dem- 
ocrat. 



One of Bradfortl's best known 
DE\'L\E and most highly respected citi- 
zens was the late William Fran- 
cis Devine, for many years the proprietor of 
a popular and admirably conducted hotel and 



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in his youth a brave soldier in the Union army. 
Mr. Devine was of Irish ancestry, a stock 
which has given to the United States many of 
her best and most useful citizens. 

(I) Thomas Devine, father of William 
Francis Devine, was born in Ireland, emigrated 
to the United States and became a merchant 
tailor in Pittsburgh, where he passed the re- 
mainder of his life. He married Mary Gilner, 
who was like himself a native of Ireland, and 
died in Pittsburgh several years after the de- 
cease of her husband in that city. Of the thir- 
teen children born to them the following grew 
to maturity: i. Margaret, born in Ireland, 
married John Feneran, of the same country, 
now of Baltimore, and had three children : 
John, deceased ; Lauretta, of Philadelphia, and 
Mayne, of Baltimore. 2. Mary Ann, born in 
Pittsburgh, died there unmarried. 3. Martha, 
born in Pittsburgh, is unmarried and lives in 
Chicago. 4. William Francis, of whom fur- 
ther. 5. Jennie, married Edward Cassidy, a 
bridge builder of Pittsburgh, and died there 
as did her husband, leaving two children, Mer- 
cedes and Edward, both of Chicago. 6. Ella, 
now lives in Pittsburgh, widow of Anthony 
L'rban. who was a druggist in Chicago and 
died there, leaving five children: Ella, Stella, 
.Antoinette, Graham, all of Chicago, and one 
who died young. 7. Thomas, unmarried, in 
business in Butler county, Pennsylvania. 8. 
James, died unmarried in Pittsburgh, in which 
city all these eight children, with the exception 
of the eldest, were born. 

(II) William Francis, son of Thomas and 
Mary (Gilner) Devine, was born March 12, 
1845, in Pittsburgh, where he received his edu- 
cation in the public schools, afterward find- 
ing employment as a puddler in his native 
city. While still hardly more than a boy the 
course of his life was changed by the outbreak 
of the civil war, for he was quick to feel the 
military ardor which inspired so many youths 
of that stirring period. In 1861. being then but 
sixteen years old, he enlisted from Pittsburgh 
in Colonel Black's regiment and served through- 
out the entire four years of the war. His regi- 
ment did gallant service in the hottest of the 
fight at Gettysburg and also participated in 
many other important engagements. After 
the close of the war Mr. Devine went into the 
hotel business in Butler county, in what was 
known as the Bullion District, meeting with an 
encouraging measure of success. In 1879 he 
came to Bradford, where he became the pro- 



prietor of one of the city's most prominent 
hotels, the prestige of which he steadily main- 
tained, both by his able and enterprising method 
of administration and by his personal popu- 
larity, continuing in this business until the close 
of his life. He belonged to Bradford Lodge, 
Knights of Pythias, and also to the Macca- 
bees, and like his father followed the standard 
of the Democratic party. He was a member 
of the Roman Catholic church. 

Mr. Devine married, June 12, 1878, Sarah 
Louise Donahue (see Donahue HI), and they 
became the parents of the following children: 
1. Editli, born September 10, 1880, in Butler 
county. Pennsylvania, married CliiTord Bauer, 
of liradford, owner of a planing mill in the 
west. 2. Ella, born December 15, 1882, in 
liradford. married Jesse McFarland, foreman 
of a mill in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and they 
have four children : Louise, born September 
12, 1809; William, born February 22, 1903; 
James, born November 22, 1906; and John, 
born 1910. 3. James Marshall, born Septem- 
ber 7, 1885, in Bradford, now the proprietor 
of a hotel in Clarksburg, West Virginia, mar- 
ried Alice Lowe, of Bradford. 

The death of Mr. Devine, which occurred 
March 12, 1898, his fifty-third birthday, was 
a distinct loss to Bradford, removing as it did 
one of her most useful and popular citizens, a 
man of whom it may be truly said that he was 
loved by his family and friends and sincerely 
respected by the entire community. 

(The Donahue Line). 

(I) James Donahue, grandfather of Mrs. 
Sarah Louise (Donahue) Devine, was born in 
county Tyrone, Ireland, where he passed his 
entire life on his farm. His wife was a native 
of the same county, and one son was born to 
them, William, of whom further. James Don- 
ahue and his wife were members of the Roman 
Catholic church, and both died on the farm. 

(II) William, only child of James Donahue, 
was born in 1831, in county Tyrone, Ireland, 
where he received an excellent education. At 
the age of twenty-one he emigrated to the 
United States, settling in Butler county, Penn- 
sylvania, where he engaged in the coke and 
coal business, his superior education enabling 
him to take charge of the books and at the 
same time manage the furnaces as overseer. 
He was a staunch Democrat, and a member of 
the Roman Catholic church. Mr. Donahue 
married, in Ireland, Mary Jane, born in 1835, 



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in ctiuntv Tyrune, daughter of James and 

(Armstrong) McClintic, both natives of that 
county, vvliere the former was a farmer. Mr. 
and Mrs. Donahue were the parents of the 
following cliildren : i. Sarah Louise, of whom 
further. 2. Margaret, bom in October, 1853. 
in Butler county, now lives in Cleveland, Ohio, 
unmarried. 3. Elizabeth, born in 1855, in But- 
ler county, now lives, unmarried, in Buffalo, 
New York. 4. Cecilia, born in 1857, in Butler 
county, as were all the younger children, mar- 
ried I'atricU B. H anion, an oil producer of that 
county, and died November, 1910, leaving four 
children: Edith, born 1877, died November, 
1910; Harry, born 1879; Frances, born 1881, 
married George H. Hyde, a millionaire specu- 
lator of Ridgeway, Pennsylvania; and Ray- 
mond, born 1883. 5. Susanna, born 1859, mar- 
ried William Doughty, of Butler county, now 
the proi)ri(.tor of a hotel in Fulton, Ohio, and 
has one child, Charles. 6. William, born 1861, 
now in business in Sistersville, West Virginia, 
married Hattie Patterson, of Clarion county, 
I'ennsvlvania, and has one child, Charles, born 
1 891. ' 7. Mary, born 1863, died 1864. The 
mother of these children died in 1865 in But- 
ler county. Like her husband she was a mem- 
ber of the Roman Catholic church. 

( ni ) Sarah Louise, eldest child of William 
and Mary Jane (McClintic) Donahue, was 
burn March 17, 1852, on the ocean, while her 
parents were making the voyage to this coun- 
try. Her education was obtained in the public 
schools of Butler county, and she became the 
wife of William Francis Devine (see Devine 
U). Mrs. Devine is a member of the Roman 
Catholic church, and belongs to the Ladies' 
Catholic Benevolent Association of Bradford, 
having been the first president of this organ- 
ization. 



The Gallups of America de- 
G.\LLUI^ scend from John Gallup (also 

Gollop and Gallop), who came 
to this country from the parish of Nosterne, 
county Dorset, England, son of John Gallup, 
whose wife was a daughter of Thomas Crabbe, 
of Nosterne. He was a grandson of Thomas 
and Agnes (Watkins) Gallup, of North Bo- 
wood and Strode, whose descendants yet own 
and occupy the Manor of Strode. 

(I) The American ancestor. Captain John 
Gallup, came to America from the parish of 
Nosterne, county Dorset, England, in the year 
1630. He sailed from Plymouth, England, 



March 20, 1630, in the sliii) ".\Liry and John," 
arriving at Nantasket, now Hull, May 30. His 
wife Christobel and children came in 1633. lie 
settletl first at Dorchester, but was soon after- 
ward a resident of Boston. He was a skillful 
fearless mariner, and achieved great distinc- 
tion by piloting safely through a newdy found 
channel the ship "(iriffin," having on board 
Rev. John Cotton, Rev. Thomas Hooker, Rev. 
Mr. Stone and two hundred others. I lis most 
notable adventure was an encounter with a 
boatload of Indians, whom he destroyed and 
captured off Block Island, with the aid of his 
two sons and a hired man. This has been 
called the first naval battle on the Atlantic 
coast, and gave Captain Gallup colonial, and 
later national, reputation. It was one of the 
first skirmishes of the great Pequot war. He 
died in Boston, January 11, 1650, his wife, 
September 27, 1655. Children, all born in Eng- 
land : I. John (2), of whom further. 2. Joan, 
married, in 1637, in Boston, Thomas Joy. 3. 
Samuel, came in 1633, died before 1670; mar- 
ried Mary Phillips, in 1650, at Boston. 4. 
Nathaniel, came in 1633, died before 1670; 
married, at Boston, April 11, 1652, Margaret 
Evetery ( ?). 

(II) Captain John (2), eldest son of Cap- 
tain John (i) Gallup, was born in England, 
and came to this country in 1633 with his 
mother and her other children. He won re- 
nown by his bravery against the Indian foes 
of the colony; had large grants of land, and in 
1654 moved with his family to the east side of 
the Mystic river, now Stonington, Connecti- 
cut. He was representative from 1665 to 1667. 
He was engaged with his company in the Great 
Swamp Fight, December 19, 1675, and was one 
of the six captains who fell in that memorable 
battle, bravely leading their men. He married, 
in 1643, at Boston, Hannah, daughter of John 
and Alargaret Lake. Margaret (Read) Lake 
w-as the daughter of Edmund Read, escjuire, of 
Wickford, Essex county, England, and sister 
of Elizabeth Read, who married John Winthrop 
(2), governor of Connecticut. Children of 
Captain John (2) Gallup: i. Hannah, born at 
Boston, September 14, 1644; married Stephen 
Gifford, of Norwich, Connecticut, June 18, 
1672. 2. John (3), of whom further. 3. 
Esther, born in New London, Connecticut, 
March 24, 1633; married, December 17, 1674, 
Henry Hodges, of Taunton, who died Septem- 
ber 30, 1717. 4. Benedam, born in Stonington, 
1655, died .August 2, 1727; married Esther 



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Prentice, born July 20, 1660, died May 18, 
1751. 5. Lieutenant William, born in Stoning- 
ton, 1658, died there May 15, 1731 ; married 
Sarah Cheesebrough, who died September 9, 
1729. 6. Samuel. 7. Christobel, married, De- 
cember 31, 1677, Peter Crary. 8. Elizabeth, 
married Henry Stevens, of Stonington. 9. 
Mary, married John Cole, a schoolmaster of 
Boston. 10. Margaret, married Joseph Culver, 
of Groton, Connecticut. 

(HI) John (3), son of Captain John (2) 
Gallup, was born 1646, died April 14, 1735. 
He settled in Stonington, and represented that 
town in the general court in 1685, 1686, 1687 
and 1688. He served with his father in King 
Philip's war and is supposed to have been with 
him in the "Swamp" fight. He married, in 

1675, Elizabeth Harris, born at Ipswich, Feb- 
ruary 8, 1654. Children: i. John (4), of 
whom further. 2. Thomas, baptized April 30, 
1682; married Hannah French, January 4, 
1 72 1 or 1722, no issue. 3. Martha, baptized 
April 2, 1683 ; married John Gifford, of Nor- 
wich, Connecticut. 4. Samuel, baptized Oc- 
tober 9, 1687; married Mehitable Blount, May 
II, 1727. 5. Elizabeth, baptized July 14, 1689. 
6. Nathaniel, baptized July 4, 1692, died April 
3, 1739; married Margaret Gallup, who died 
iVfarch 2, 1761. 7. William, baptized May 26, 
1695, died at Voluntown, Connecticut, August 
18, 1735. 8. Benjamin, baptized November i, 
1696; married, May 22, 1735, Theody Parke. 

(IV) Captain John (4), son of John (3) 
Gallup, was born at Stonington, Connecticut, 

1676, die.' December 29, 1755. He moved to 
Voluntown about 1710, being one of the early 
settlers of that town, taking up a large tract of 
land, part of which was still in the Gallup fam- 
ily as late as 1891 and. perhaps is yet. At the 
first town meeting held in Voluntown, June 
20, 1 72 1, he was chosen one of the selectmen 
and was ever thereafter active in town and 
church affairs. He was chosen in 1726 cap- 
tain of the first military company organized in 
Voluntown. He married, in 1709, Elizabeth 
Wheeler, of Stonington, born May 22, 1683, 
died April 14, 1735, daughter of Isaac and 
Martha (Park) Wheeler, and granddaughter 
of Thomas Wheeler, born in England, 1602, 
came to America 1630. Children of Captain 
John (4) Gallup: i. William, born at Volun- 
town, September 2, 1710, died February 10, 
1734. 2. Isaac, born February 24, 1712, died 
August 3, 1799; married, March 29, 1749, 
Margaret Gallup, of Stonington, born October 



12, 1730, died December 9, 1817. 3. Elizabeth, 
born April 9, 1714 ; married Zachary Frink. 4. 
Martha, born September 3, 1716, died May, 
1786; married, January 4, 1737, Thomas Doug- 
lass. 5. Hannah, January 29, 1719; married, 
1 741, Manuel Kinne. 6. Dorothy, born March 
22, 1721 ; married, 1744, John Reed. 7. John 
(5), of whom further. 

(V) John (5), youngest son of Captain 
John (4) Gallup, was born June 9, 1724, died 
in Voluntown, April 6, 1801. He married, 
April 9, 1747, Hannah Frink, and settled in 
Voluntown, where she died in 1773. Chil- 
dren: I. Hannah, born February 15, 1748; 
married John Cogswell, of Griswold, Connecti- 
cut. 2. William, born October 8, 1749. 3. 
John (6), born July 23, 1751, died January 
7, 1789; married, October 24, 1773, Lydia Ran- 
dall. 4. Elizabeth, born June 2, 1753; mar- 
ried William Briggs. 5. Daniel, born March 
7' 1755- 6. Wheeler, of whom further. 7. 
Jabish, born May 12, 1759. 8. Samuel, born 
April 7, 1761, settled at Voluntown, now Ster- 
ling, Connecticut, where he died October 13, 
1856; married, December 15, 1785, Lucy Av- 
erill, died February 21, 1846, no issue. 9. Na- 
than, born February 11, 1763, died in Volun- 
town, June I, 1829; married, January 19, 
1786, Zerwich, died October 31, 1838, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Amy (Kinne) Gallup, 
in. Dorothy, born January 11, 1765, died Sep- 
tember 20, 1786. 

(VI) Wheeler, son of John (5) Gallup, 
was born January 25, 1757, died December 23, 
1796. He married Elizabeth Cogswell, May 2, 
1782, Rev. Levi Hart, of Griswold, officiating. 
She was born October 11, 1754, at Griswold, 
Connecticut, daughter of Nathaniel Cogswell 
and his first wife, Huldah Kinney, granddaugh- 
ter of Edward and Hannah (Brown) Cogs- 
well, great-granddaughter of William (2) 
and Martha (Emerson) Cogswell, great-great- 
granddaughter of William (i) and Susanne 
(Hawks) Cogswell, great-great-grcat-grand- 
daughter of John Cogswell, the American an- 
cestor, born in England, who married Eliza- 
beth Thompson, September 16, 161 5, and came 
to America, settling at Ipswich, Massachusetts. 
Children of Wheeler Gallup: i. Dolly, born in 
Voluntown, April i, 1783, married, in 1801, 
John Cogswell. 2. Elizabeth, born March 6, 
178.1, married John Colgrove. 3. Nathaniel 
C, of whom further. 4. Huldah, born March 
7, 1789, died May 2, 1872. 5. Sallie, born 
March 17, 1791 ; married, November 23, 1813. 



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Ciilbcrt Brown, and settled in Pennsylvania. 
6. Wheeler (2), born in \'olunto\vn, Septem- 
ber 30. 1793; married (first) Mary Gallup, 
July 2, 1815 ; later moved to Pennsylvania, and 
married (second) Edith Arnold. 

(\'II) Nathaniel C, son of Wheeler Gallup, 
was born in Voluntown, Connecticut, March 
15, 1787. He moved to McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania, about 181 5, and there died, a farmer, 
founding a numerous family. He married 
(first) March 3, 1808, Dinah Edmunds, of 
Griswold, Connecticut, who died April 30, 
1826. He married (second) Indiana Arnold. 
Children of first marriage: i. Jabez I., born at 
X'oluntmvn, March 19, 1809, died in McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, 1891 ; married Docia 
Irewer. 2. Andrew, born September 18, 1810; 
married Harriet Denning. 3. Orin W., born 
Ji'l\ 17, 1S12, died September 7, 1887; mar- 
ried Nancy Corwin. 4. Nathaniel C. (2), born 
March 14, 1814; married Alsena Derby. 5. 
Daniel, of whom further. 6. California, born 
in McKean county. 7. Eben, born in Norwich 
towni^hip, McKean county, March 17, 1821, 
died in Smethport, August, 1896; married 
Plurbe King Windsor, born October 26, 1830, 
died June, 1905. 8. Orlando, born in Norwich, 
died December 8, 1888; married Floretta 
Comes. 9. Philetus E., died September 30, 
1878; married, December 20, 1844, Laura A. 
Colgrove. 10. Alfred D., married Ellen Brewer. 
Child of second marriage: 11. Arnold, married 
Beckwith. 

(VIII) Daniel, son of Nathaniel C. Gallup, 
was born in Norwich, McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania, died there August 8, 1892, a farmer 
of Norwich township all his life. He married 
(first) Lucina Dennison, who died January 
22, 1848. He married (second) Clara C. Lu- 
core, died 1890. Children: i. Nathaniel C. 
(3), of Norwich, McKean county, born Janu- 
ary 22, 1844; married, in 1870, Ann Evans; 
children: IJdwin, and Emma. 2. William D., 
of whom further. 

(IX) William D., younger son of Daniel 
and Lucina (Dennison) Gallup, was born in 
Norwich, McKean county, September 11, 1846, 
died in Smethport, September 11, 1900. He 
was educated in the public schools, and began 
business life as an employee in the mercan- 
tile house of Henry Hamlin, in Smethport, 
remaining four years. He was then employed 
in Emporium, Pennsylvania, the succeeding 
four years : after which he returned to Smeth- 
port entering the employ' of A. N. Taylor, con- 



tinuing until the decease of the latter, and then 
for another year with Frank N. Taylor. In 
1877 he purchased the old Sartwcll store on 
Main street, Smethport, continuing there in 
general merchandising until 1881, when he 
moved to a new location, where he continued 
in successful business until his death. He 
w-as a Republican in politics and in 1877 was 
elected treasurer of ^IcKean county. In 1885 
was elected county conmiissioner, filling both 
these important positions with dignity and 
l.onor. He was prominent in the Masonic 
order, belonging to McKean Lodge, No. 388, 
I'ree and Accepted Masons ; Bradford Chap- 
ter, Xo. 260, Royal Arch Masons ; and Trinity 
Commandery, Xo. 58, Knights Templar. In 
religious faith he was a member of St. Luke's 
Protestant Episcopal Church, Smethport, Penn- 
sylvania. He was a man of integrity and held 
in highest esteem by his townsmen. 

He married. May 24, 1871, Harriet Eliza- 
beth Shqipard, born in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, Xovember 10, 1846, daughter of Darius 
Sheppard, born in Herkimer county. New 
York, 1815, died in Smethport, Pennsylvania, 
December 23, 1879, a wagon-maker. He mar- 
ried Abigail Barrett, born April 21, 1825, who 
survives him, a resident of Smethport, the lov- 
ing charge of her daughter, Mrs. Harriet E. 
Gallup. Children of Darius Sheppard : i. Har- 
riet Elizabeth, of previous mention, now widow 
of William D. Gallup, residing in Smethport. 
2. George, born in Farmer's Valley, McKean 
county, January 3, 1855, now a livery man of 
Port Allegany ; married Mina Allen, of Liberty 
township ; children : Lena, residing in Cuba, 
Xew "S'ork ; Xellie, residing in Fredonia, Kan- 
sas ; Ruth, residing in Port .'Mlegany, Pennsyl- 
vania. 3. Dr. Wesley Barrett, born in Smeth- 
port, June 10, 1866, now a practicing physician 
of Peoria, Illinois; married Alice Cook, of 
Cook, Xebraska ; no issue. 4. Frank, died in 
infancy. 5. Fred, died in infancy. Abigail 
(Barrett) Sheppard is a daughter of Thornton 
Barrett, born in New Hampshire, died in 
Smethport, a farmer. He married (second) 
.Abigail Barrett, also of Xew Hampshire, dying 
in Smethport. Children: i. Henry, died in 
F"armer's Valley, McKean county, a farmer : 
married Elizabeth Lasher ; children : i. Lelia, 
resides in Belfast, New York; ii, Xellie, re- 
sides in Woodstock, New York ; iii. Melvin, 
resides in Buffalo, New York. 2. George, died 
in Farmer's Valley, a lumberman ; married 
Palmyra Crandall, who survives him a resi- 



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dent of Farmer's Valley; children: Georgia, 
deceased, and Ardella. 3. William, now a re- 
tired lumberman of Grand Rapids, Michigan ; 
married and has issue. 4. Wesley, died in 
Seward, Nebraska, a lawyer ; married Anna 
Chase, of Oskosh, Wisconsin ; children : Arthur 
and Grace. 5. Laura, died near Oskosh, Wis- 
consin ; married Jason Blanchard, born in 
Pennsylvania, a farmer, also deceased; chil- 
dren : Ida, George, Gifford and Charles. 6. 
Abigail, of previous mention, widow of Darius 
Sheppard. 7. Adelia, married Ichabod White, 
of Pennsylvania, deceased, a minister of the 
Free Methodist church ; she survives him a 
resident of Forestville, New York; children: 
Frank, Jennie, Mary, Nellie, Laura, Corliss, 
Gilbert and George. Children of William D. 
and Harriet Elizabeth Gallup: i. Fred D., of 
whom further. 2. Rena Mary, born in Smeth- 
port, September 13, 1881 ; married J. S. Walker, 
secretary and treasurer of the Smethport Glass 
Company. 

(X) Fred D., only son of William D. and 
Harriet Elizabeth (Sheppard) Gallup, was 
born in Smethport, Pennsylvania, June 16, 
1872. His early and preparatory education 
was obtained in the public schools, continuing 
until 1889 when he was graduated from the 
high school with the class of that year. He 
then studied for one year under a private tutor, 
then entering Trinity College, Hartford, Con- 
necticut. In 1892 he entered Yale as a junior, 
and was graduated A. B., class of 1894. He 
then returned to Smethport and began the 
study of law under the preceptorship of Judge 
J. W. Ronton, continuing until 1896, when he 
was admitted to the McKean county bar, later 
was admitted to practice in all state and fed- 
eral courts of the district. He formed a law 
partnership with his old preceptor. Judge Bou- 
ton, and as Bouton & Gallup they continued in 
successful practice until 1900. He practiced 
alone for six months, then formed a partner- 
ship with V. B. Bouton, continuing until 1905. 
He then practiced alone until 19 10, when he 
became associated with C. W. Shattuck, as 
partner, under the firm name Gallup & Shat- 
tuck, which still continues. 

Mr. Gallup is one of the successful lawyers 
of the McKean county bar, learned in the law 
and skillful in its application. He has always 
had a good practice and represents several of 
the best corporations. He is local solicitor for 
the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad, 
a position he has held since 1903. About five 



years ago when McKean county was made a 
separate legal district (36) by the Pennsyl- 
vania railroad he was appointed their solicitor. 
He is attorney for the Hamlin Bank & Trust 
Company, Smethport, Pennsylvania, and also 
a director of that institution since its organ- 
ization. He is treasurer and director of the 
Smethport Gas Company, and since 1900 di- 
rector of the Smethport Water Company, and 
a director of the Mount Jewett National Bank. 

He is an independent, progressive Repub- 
lican, believing in clean politics, good govern- 
ment and a "square deal" for all. He has 
served as school director for fifteen years, and 
president for several years of the McKean 
County School Directors' Association. He 
served for six years as a member of the bor- 
ough council, and in 1908 was chairman of the 
Republican County Committee. He is a mem- 
ber of Lodge, Chapter and Commandery of the 
York Rite, and a thirty-second degree Mason 
of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Cou- 
dersport Consistory. His York Rite bodies 
are : McKean Lodge, No. 338, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, of which he is past worship- 
ful master; Bradford Chapter, Royal Arch 
Masons: Bradford Council, Royal and Select 
Masters ; Trinity Commandery, Knights Temp- 
lar. He is also a noble of Zem Zem Temple, 
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Erie, Pennsyl- 
vania ; a member of the Benevolent and Pro- 
tective Order of Elks, Bradford ; the Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows; Smethport 
Lodge and Encainpment, and Phoenix Chapter, 
Order of the Eastern Star. His club is the 
Central, and he is a fireman of Smethport 
Hose Company. In religious faith he is an 
Episcopalian, belonging to St. Luke's, Smeth- 
port. 

He married, September 22, 1896, Margaret 
Mary McKean, born in Kane, Pennsylvania, 
January 8, 1873, daughter of James A. and 
Julia (Fox) McKean. Children, both born in 
Smethport: i. Marion Gertrude, July 5, 1897. 
2. William D. (2), June 7, 1903. 



The family of Gififord is of 
GIFFORD high antiquity and was seated 

at Honfleur, Normandy, three 
centuries before the conquest of England by 
Duke William, the Conqueror. At the battle 
of Hastings in 1066 "Sire Rumdolph de Gif- 
forde" was one of the conqueror's standard 
bearers, and was rewarded by him with estates 
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created into a barony from which his descend- 
ants had summons to parliament. In the reign 
of King Henry II., Sir Peter Gifford married 
Alice, daughter and heiress of Sir Grey de 
Corpuchim, with whom he had the lordship of 
Chillington, in Cheshire, which was the seat 
of the Dukes of Buckingham of this family. 
Sir Stephen Gifford was one of the barons 
accompanying Richard Coeur de Lion to the 
Holy Land, and was killed at the siege of 
Jerusalem : his son. Sir Stephen, was also 
wounded there. The family enjoyed great 
distinction at the English court for several 
centuries, and at one time five peerages existed 
in the family name. Baron George Gifford 
was made Earl of Buckingham by King Henry 
v., but joining the House of York against that 
of Lancaster, during the "War of the Roses," 
and being one of the prime favorites of King 
Edward V., he was created Duke of Bucking- 
ham, and married the Princess Maude \^an 
Plantagenet, cousin of the King. His son, 
George Gift'ord, Duke of Buckingham, was one 
of the favorites of the Duke of Gloucester, 
afterward King Richard III., and being de- 
tected by that tyrant in the act of correspond- 
ing with the Earl of Richmond, afterward 
King Henry \"II., he was attainted of high 
treason and beheaded by Richard's orders. 
The Duke left several small children, but as 
they had been deprived of their lands and 
titles, the king, Henry VIL, found it more 
convenient not to restore them, and Humphrey 
Stafford, a powerful noble, having married the 
oldest daughter of Henry, was created by him 
Duke of Buckingham. The Staffords followed 
the fate of their maternal ancestor; the grand- 
son of Humphrey was beheaded, and his fam- 
ily deprived of their vast estates. Of the sons 
of the last George Gifford, Duke of Bucking- 
ham, George continued the first line, and con- 
tinually solicited the crown and parliament for 
his restoration, but on account of the power- 
ful opposition of his brother-in-law, Stafford, 
was always defeated. The Giffords in the 
reign of King Henry \^III., and queens, Mary 
and Elizabeth, put their claims before the Eng- 
lish parliament, never, however, successfully. 
In the reign of James I., Sir Ambrose Gifford 
claimed before the house of peers to be the 
Duke of Buckingham, and in the second year 
after the reign of Charles I. his claims were 
disallowed on account of his politics. Walter 
Gjfford, the son of Sir Ambrose, emigrated 
from England to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 



1630. and was the progenitor of the American 
branch of this ancient family. Noted descend- 
ants are: The celebrated critic. Sir John Gif- 
ford ; and Lord Gift'ord, master of the rolls, 
who prosecuted, while attorney-general of 
England, the wife of Cieorge IV.. Queen Caro- 
line, upon a charge of high crimes and misde- 
meanors. Coat-of-arms: Gules, three lions 
passant, argent ; crest, an arm couped above 
the elbow, vested or charged with two bars 
wavy, azure, cuffed white, holding in the hand 
a stag's head, cabossed, gules. Motto: "Noth- 
ing without the Divinity." 

(II) Walter, son of Sir Ambrose Gififord, 
emigrated from England to the Massachusetts 
Bay Colony in 1630, and was the progenitor of 
the branch of the Gifford family in America 
herein traced. While there are many who will 
controvert the statement above, there are many 
others who accept the fact that Walter Gifford 
was the son of Sir Ambrose, and the father of 
William. Walter Gifford married and had a 
son William, of whom further. 

(HI ) William, son of Walter Gift'ord, was, 
according to Huntington's History of Stam- 
ford, Connecticut, before the court of that 
settlement in 1647. The sentence of the court 
against him was, that he be whipped at the 
court's discretion and banished. The supposi- 
tion is that this William Gifford is the same 
William Gifford we find in Sandwich, Massa- 
chusetts, and a member of the grand inquest at 
Plymouth in 1650. He continued to reside in 
Sandwich until his death, with the exception 
of five years, between 1665 and 1670, when he, 
with George Allen and the sons of Peter 
Gaunt, all of Sandwich, together with others, 
were the first proprietors and settlers of Mon- 
mouth, New Jersey, having purchased the land 
from the Indians ; and to them the Monmouth 
patent was granted, April 8, 1665. They were 
adherents of the Quaker faith, both in Alassa- 
chusetts and New Jersey. William Gifford 
owned land in Massachusetts, Rhode Island 
and Connecticut. His Massachusetts possessions 
consisted of lands in Sandwich. Falmouth 
and Dartmouth. The facsimile of the deed 
exists, of a forty-acre parcel, purchased of a 
Suckanessett (Falmouth) Indian named. Job 
.\ttukkoo. July 24, 1673. He gave by will to 
his sons, Jonathan and James, lands in Fal- 
mouth, Massachusetts. He also deeded to his 
sons, Robert and Christopher, lands in Dart- 
mouth, Massachusetts, both of whom erected 
homesteads upon their estates. Robert con- 



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tinned to live in Dartmouth, while Christopher 
movetl later to Little Compton, Rhode Island. 
Both have many descendants now living in 
southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 
William probably deeded his Connecticut lands 
to his son, John, who gave by will one hundred 
acres in the colony of Connecticut, to his son, 
Samuel, and two hundred acres to his grand- 
sons. I le died April 9, 1687. Children : John ; 
Hannaniah, living in Monmouth county. New 
Jersey, in 1700; William, died 1738, married 
"(second) Lydia Hatch, born 2, i, 171 1 ; Chris- 
topher, born 1658, died 11, 22, 1748, married 
Deborah Perry; Robert, died 1730, married 
Sarah Wing; Patience, died 1678, married 
Richard Kirby; Mary; Jonathan, born 5, 4, 
1684, married Lydia ; James, born 3, 

10, 1686, married 3, 30, 1710, Deborah Lewis. 
(IV) Robert, son of William Gifford, was 

born in i(36o, died in 1730. He lived at Dart- 
mouth, Massachusetts, and married Sarah, 
daughter of Stephen and Sarah Briggs. Chil- 
dren : IStnjamin; Jeremiah: Stephen; Timo- 
thy, and .Simeon. 

( \' ) Simeon, son of Robert Gifford, mar- 
ried Susannah . Children: Job, born 

May 28, 1725; Sarah, July i, 1728; Simeon 
(2), October 29, 1730. 

(VI) Job, son of Simeon and Susannah 
Gifford, was born May 28. 1725. He lived in 
Salem county, New Jersey, where he married 
and had issue, including a son, Job (2), with 
whom the history in McKean county begins. 

fVII) Job (2), son of Job (i) Gifford, 
was born in Salem county. New Jersey, April 

20, 1796. died in Keating township, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, on his farm, January 

11, 1874. He was educated in Salem county, 
and there conducted farming operations until 
after his marriage. He resided at Norwich, 
Pennsylvania, then bought a farm in Keating 
township, which he cultivated until his retire- 
ment from active labor. He was a Democrat 
in politics, and an active worker, with his wife, 
ir. the Baptist church. He married in Salem 
county. May 5, 1816, Nancy Woodruff, born 
in Cumberland county. New Jersey, December 

21, 1796, died in Keating township, September 
9, 1878. Children: i. Jonathan, born in Salem 
county, New Jersey, December 21, 1817, died 
in Emporium, Pennsylvania, a journalist; mar- 
ried Elizabetli Taylor, of New Jersey ; chil- 
dren : John T., resides in Lock Haven, Penn- 
sylvania ; and Louis, deceased. 2. David, born 
in Norwich, Pennsylvania, January 17. 1819, 



died in Corry, Pennsylvania, a farmer ; mar- 
ried Sally Curtis, and left issue. 3. William, 
of whom further. 4. Sarah (Polly), born in 
Norwich, April 11, 1822, died in Keating town- 
ship ; married Moses Hackett, a farmer, son 
of Scth Hackett. 5. Job, born in Norwich, 
March 14, 1824, died in Smethport, a veter- 
inarian and butcher; married Emmeline Cobb, 
and left issue. 6. Alexander, born in Norwich, 
July 21. 1825, died in Keating township, a 
farmer; married Harriet Hackett; children: 
Duello, lives in Crosby, Pennsylvania; and 
Ella, in Keating township. 7. Henry, born in 
Sergeant, Pennsylvania, August 30, 1827, died 
in Emporium, Pennsylvania, a farmer; mar- 
ried . Rachel Morrison ; child : Elizabeth. 8. 
Harriet, born in Sergeant, August 21, 1829, 
died in Keating township ; married James 
Hackett, a farmer, deceased, and left issue. 9. 
Rejoice, born in Sergeant, August 6, 1831, died 
in Emporium, Pennsylvania ; married David 
Morrison, a farmer; no issue. 10. Leander, 
born in Norwich, Pennsylvania, April 16, 1834, 
died in Washington, D. C, an employee of the 
government in the treasury department ; mar- 
ried Letina Hyde ; child : Cora, living in Wash- 
ington, unmarried. 11. Alonzo, born in Nor- 
wich, October 3, 1838, died unmarried in 
Keating township. 12. Jane, born in Keating- 
township, April 21, 1840; married John Dunt- 
ley. Children : i. Jeremiah, of Keating town- 
ship, ii. Mildred, of Punxsutawney, Pennsyl- 
vania, iii. Gertrude, deceased, iv. Emma, 
married Mr. Hartmeyer, and lives in Buffalo, 
New York. v. Bessie, married Charles Curtis, 
and lives in Keating township. 

(VIII) William, third son of Job and Mary 
(Woodruff) Gifford, was born at Bunker Hill, 
McKean county, Pennsylvania, October 8, 
1820, died in Smethport, June 19, 1889. He 
was educated in the public schools, remained 
on the home farm until his marriage, then set- 
tled on a farm of his own at Gifford Hollow, 
about two and a half miles from Smethport, 
where he found a ready market for his farm 
products. He was a Democrat in politics, and 
was school director and supervisor of Keating 
township for many years. He was a consistent 
Christian and with his wife belonged to the 
Baptist church. He married at Liberty, Mc- 
Kean county, September 3, 1843, Louisa F. 
Hackett, born in Chemung county, New York, 
February 11, 1823, died at Smethport, Septem- 
ber 7, 1892. daughter of Seth Hackett, born in 
Hillsdale, Columbia county, New York, July 



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4. 1796, (lied :u Gifford Hollow, 1882. His 
wife, Electa, was born August 12, 1798, at 
1 )xford, Chenango county, New York. Chil- 
dren of Seth Hackett: i. Moses, born June 10, 
1818; married Sarah Gifford, of previous men- 
tion. Children : i. Lavinia, deceased, ii. Jus- 
tina. of Emporium, Pennsylvania, iii. .Mice, 
deceased, iv. Lelia. v. Albert, vi. Nancy, 
who lives in Potter county. 2. Charles, born 
July 16, 1820, died May 19, 1848. 3. Louise 
P., of previous mention. 4. Pamelia, born No- 
vember 7, 1825 ; married Samuel Thompson, a 
farmer ; both deceased. 5. Seymour, born 
.March 2, 1828, deceased, a lumberman of Em- 
porium, Pennsylvania. 6. Alargaret, born Oc- 
tober 6, 1830: married Miles White, a hotel 
keeper of Coudersport, Pennsylvania; both de- 
ceased : children : Milart, Carrie and Michael. 
7. Mary, born May 25. 1832, died June 15, 
1880; married Isaac Duntley ; children: Edgar, 
deceased ; Monte. Cora. Electa and Ross. 8. 
Sarah Aim, born January 25, 1836; married 
John Goodwin, a mill worker of Emporium ; 
both deceased ; children : Clara, deceased, and 
Stella, married a ]\Ir. Parks, and lives in .-\lbu- 
querquc, New Mexico. 9. Henry, born Sep- 
trniber 11. 1838. a merchant of Philadelphia; 
married and has issue. 

Children of William and Louisa F. Gifford, 
all born near Smethport, Pennsylvania: i. Za- 
valia Depew, of whom further. 2. Seth J., 
lx)rn December 27, 1847, now a retired lumber 
man, living in Carthage, New York ; married 
Nellie Dunbar; child: Myrtle, born 1877, mar- 
ried William A. Ostrander (see Ostrander). 
3. Warley, born January 31, 1853, an oil specu- 
lator and operator ; married Emma D. Gallup ; 
child : Roy, born 1879, now an electrical engi- 
neer in Chicago, married Mary Ryan (see 
Ryan). 4. Leander, born November 6, 1855, 
a glass W'Orker ; married Ellen Bennett, of 
Smethport ; child : Theo, born September 3, 
1885, resides in Williamsport, unmarried. 5. 
Jennie E., born May 28, 1862, died February 
3. 1873. 6. William, born April 17, 1865, a 
mill worker in Randolph county, West Vir- 
ginia. 

(IX) Zavalia Depew, eldest child of Will- 
iam and Louisa F. (Hackett) Gifford, was 
born in Smethport. Pennsylvania, September 
3, 1845. I^^ attended the public schools until 
he began work as clerk in a hotel, where he re- 
mained but a short time. He next became a 
saw mill worker at Emporium, Pennsylvania, 
remaining two years, returning to Smethport, 



and continuing in the same line of work until 
1900. Since that dale he has been employed 
by F. D. Gallup, C. D. Comes and Charles 
McKean on special work, being now (1912) 
in the employ of the latter. He is a Democrat 
in politics, and a member of the Ancient Or- 
der of United Workmen. He married, Decem- 
ber 26, 1868, Emma Bishop, born in Port Alle- 
gany, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1849, coming 
to Smethport witli her parents in 1858, and ob- 
taining her education in the public schools of 
that borough. She is a member of the St. 
Luke's Episcopal Qiurch. She is the daughter 
of .\mos Bishop, born in 1816, of the New- 
England Bishop family, who died in Smeth- 
port, September 22, 1900, a carpenter. He 
married Adeliza Arnold, born in Otsego 
county, New^ York, at Whitestone, in 1818, died 
in .Smethport, January T, 1891. Children of 
.\mos Bishop: i. Adelbert, born in Otsego 
county, New York, July, 1839; married in 
Smeth])ort. Ellen McCoy, and is now living in 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, an architect. 2. Ann, 
born .^pril, 1844, in Otsego county, now living 
in .Smethport, unmarried. 3. Emma, of pre- 
vious mention, wife of Zavalia D. Gifford. The 
foregoing are grandchildren of Samuel Bishop, 
born in New England in 1778, died in Smeth- 
port in 1863, a farmer of Cooperstown. New 
York, where his wife, a Miss Curtis, born in 
New England, died. Children of Samuel 
Bishop: i. William, deceased. 2. Eleazer, a 
])hysician for a time in Potter county, Penn- 
sylvania, who moved, and nothing further is 
known of him. 3. Mary, died in Knoxville, 
Pennsylvania, in 1859: married Wells Bellows, 
a physician of Knoxville, -deceased ; children : 
Clarence, deceased, and Newton, a farmer of 
Knoxville. 4. Amos, of previous mention, 
father of Mrs. Z. D. Gifford. 

.\(kliza -Arnold, the mother of Mrs. Gifford, 
was the daughter of George Arnold, who lived 
in Whitestone, New York, and married a Miss 
Ilafford and had issue: i. Aaron, died in Port 
.Allegany, Pennsylvania, a lumberman and 
merchant : married Ellen Midberry, of Otsego 
county. New York ; children : Fitz Henry, and 
\'ioletta. both deceased. 2. John, died in Illi- 
nois, a farmer; married Ruth Brown of Ot- 
sego county. Children : i. Frank, a banker of 
Seattle, Washington, ii. Fitz James, deceased, 
iii. .Angelia, resides in New York City. iv. .Au- 
gusta, resides in Wyoming, v. George, de- 
ceased. 3. Emmeline, died in Port Allegany, 
Pennsylvania : married Flias Shurtz, a farmer. 



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Children: i. Orsino. ii. Henry, deceased, iii. 
Melvina, deceased, iv. John, lives in Williams- 
port. V. Fitz Allen, resides in Port Allegany, 
vi. Josephine, resides in Port Allegany, vii. 
William, resides in Minnesota, viii. Ellen, de- 
ceased, ix. Emma, deceased. 4. Edith, died 
near Smethport ; married Wheeler Gallup, de- 
ceased, a farmer; children: Elizabeth and 
Viola, both deceased. 5. Adeliza, mother of 
Mrs. Gifford. 

Children of Zavalia Depew and Emma 
(Bishop) GifTord: i. Guy, born in Emporium, 
Pennsylvania, December 17, 1871, now a car 
inspector at Olean, New York, unmarried. 2. 
Gretchen, born in Smethport, April 5, 1876, a 
graduate of Smethport high school; married 
Harry Weaver, an engineer, now living in 
Davis, West Virginia ; children : Dorothy, born 
December 18, 1899; and James, born October 
15, 1907. 3. Beatrice, born June 3, 1883, in 
Smethport, where she now resides, a graduate 
of high school, unmarried. 

(IX) Warley, son of William and Louisa F. 
(Hackett) Gifford, was born in Keating town- 
ship, McKean county, Pennsylvania, January 
31, 1853. He was educated in the public 
school, continuing until of sufficient age and 
attainment to become himself a teacher. He 
only taught, however, two terms in McKean 
county, but in 1873 entered the employ of 
Henry Hamlin in his store. In 1879 he pur- 
chased from Mr. Hamlin this Smethport store, 
in partnership with Mr. Haskell, and continued 
two years, when he sold his interest and retired 
from the firm. He then formed a partnership 
with C. S. King, and until 1884 was engaged 
with him in mercantile business. In the latter 
year he became a partner with his brother Seth 
in the lumber business, continuing success- 
fully until 1906. Since the latter date he has 
been engaged in the manufacture and sale of 
window glass. He is a director of the Tuna 
Glass Company, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 
and of the Oswayo Chemical Company, having 
interests in other enterprises of a minor nature. 
He is a lifelong Democrat, and has given 
freely of his time and ability to the public 
service. He was commissioner of McKean 
county one year, by appointment of the govern- 
ment to fill a vacancy; chief burgess of Smeth- 
port one term, borough councilman two terms, 
and borough auditor several terms. His fra- 
ternal orders are : the Ancient Order of L'nited 
Workmen, of Smethport ; the Benevolent and 
Protective Order of Elks, of Morgantown, 



West Virginia ; and his clubs : the Central, of 

Smethport, and the Merchants, of Bradford. 
In religious faith he is a member of St. Luke's 
Episcopal Church. 

He married, June 6, 1876, Emma A. Gallup, 
born in Keating township, McKean county, 
January 24, 1852. She was educated in the 
public school, finishing in a private school at 
Cuba, New York. She then taught school for 
a few years, in the McKean county schools. 
She is a member of the patriotic order Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution ; of the Trav- 
elers Club, of which she was president for two 
years ; and of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 
She is a daughter of Eben Gallup, born in 
Norwich township, McKean county, March 17, 
1 82 1, died in Smethport, August, 1896. He 
was a farmer of Keating township, a Demo- 
crat, and held many offices including county 
commissioner and school director. He mar- 
ried Phoebe King Windsor, born in Smeth- 
port, October 26, 1830, died in June, 1905, 
('aughter of Eben Windsor. Children of Eben 
Gallup: I. Emma A., of previous mention. 2. 
Carrie, born in Keating township March 16, 
1857; married (first) Fred Smith, a farmer, 
killed by his own horses, no issue; married 
(second) L^. D. Fisher, of Mount Vernon, 
Ohio, a publisher's agent, living in Smethport, 
no issue. Eben was a son of Nathaniel C. 
Gallup (see Gallup VII). 

Children of Warley and Emma A. (Gallup) 
Gifford, both born in Smethport: i. Roy, born 
September 24, 1878, now an electrical en- 
gineer, residing in Illinois ; married Mary 
Ryan, of Kane, Pennsylvania. Children : Ed- 
mund Warland, born April 16, 1906; John Mc- 
Donald, October 24, 1907 : William Carleton, 
1912. 2. Ethel, born February 22, 1880; 
married Louis H. Marks, born June 23, 1876, 
in Jackson, New Jersey, a glasscutter, now 
living in Smethport. Child : Emma Agnes, born 
June 16, 1910. 



(I) John Cogswell, born in England, mar- 
ried, September 16, 161 5, Elizabeth Thomp- 
son. He emigrated .to America, settling in 
Ipswich, Massachusetts, and is the founder of 
this branch of the Cogswell family. 

(II) William, son of John Cogswell, was 
born in Melbury, Leigh, England, in 1619, and 
came to America where he married, in 1649, 
Susanne Hawks, born in Charlottetown, Mas- 
sachusetts, in 1633. They resided in Ipswich, 



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Massachusetts, wliere he died September 15, 
1700. 

(III) WilHam (2), second son of William 
( I ) Cogswell, was born in Ipswich, Massa- 
chusetts, December 4, 1659, died April 14, 
1708. He married, October 9, 1685, Martha 
Emerson, born November 28, 1662, daughter 
of Rev. John and Ruth (Symonds) Emerson. 

(IV) Edward, son of William (2) Cogs- 
well, was born in Gloucester, August 13, 1686, 
died April 17, 1773. He married, in 1708, 
Harriet Brown, and lived in Chebacco parish, 
Ipswich. His wife died in June, 1771. 

(\') Nathaniel, son of Edward Cogswell, 
was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Febru- 
ary 13, 1714. He married (first) December 

8. 1739, Huldah Kinney, or Kinne, born in 
Preston, Connecticut; (second) 1757, Mrs. 
Bridget \\'edge Cleveland; (third) Airs. Eu- 
nice Williams. Children by first marriage: i. 
Eunice, born October 22, 1738. 2. Huldah, 
May 10, 1740. 3. Nathaniel, May 16, 1742. 4. 
Louis, April 17, 1744. 5. Judith, January 30, 
1746. 6. John, December 28, 1747. 7. Martha, 
February 9, 1749. 8. Zerviah, July 14, 1752. 

9. Nathan, October 11, 1754. 10. Elizabeth, 
twin of Nathan. By his other marriages he 
had nine more children. The history of Hav- 
erhill, Massachusetts, says eight of his sons 
served in the revolution. 

(V'l) Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel 
Cogswell, by his first wife, Huldah Kinney, 
was born October 11, 1754. She married, at 
Griswold, Connecticut, Rev. Levi Hart, offi- 
ciating. May 2, 1782, Wheeler Gallup (see 
Gallu]) M). The following act of the Con- 
necticut assembly. May, 1763, is recorded: 
"This assembly do establish Mr. Nathan Cogs- 
well to be lieutenant of the second company or 
train band of the town of Preston." Again, 
in 1778, as follows: "To be ensign of the 
loth company or train band in the 21st regi- 
ment in this state." From records of the 
State of Connecticut, volume 2, page 31. 

Children of Wheeler and Elizabeth (Cogs- 
well) Gallup: I. Dolly, born in Voluntown, 
Connecticut, April i, 1783, married in 1801, 
John Cogswell. 2. Elizabeth, born March 6, 
1785, married Jonathan Colegrove. 3. Na- 
thaniel C, born March 15, 1787, married 
Dinah Ednumds. 4. Huldah, born at Volun- 
town, March 7, 1789, died at Plainfield, Con- 
necticut, May 2, 1872. 5. Sallie, born in Vol- 
untown, March 17, 1791 ; married, November 
23, 1813, Gilbert Brown, and lived in Pennsyl- 



vania. 6. Wheeler (2), born in Voluntown, 
September 30, 1793; married (first) Mary 
Gallup, July 2, 1815; later moved to Pennsyl- 
vania, and married (second) Edith Arnold. 

It is from Nathaniel Cogswell, the revolu- 
tionary soldier, through his daughter Eliza- 
beth who married Wheeler Gallup, her great- 
grandfather, that Mrs. Emma A. (Gallup) 
Clifford gains one line of revolutionary de- 
scent. 



This family came to McKean coun- 
KING ty, Pennsylvania, from Rhode Is- 
land in 1 816. They spring from 
Clement (2) King, died 1694, who was of 
Marshfield, Massachusetts, prior to settling in 
Providence, Rhode Island, where he was made 
a freeman 1682. His wife, Elizabeth, died 
November 27, 1708, survived him and married 
(second) November 12, 1694, Thomas Barnes. 
Children: i. John, of whom further. 2. James, 
died November 19, 1756, married (second) 
Persis Brooks and had issue. 3. Thomas, died 
October 10, 1723. 4. Ebenezer, married and 
had issue. 5. A daughter, married Richard 
Harris. 

(III) John, son of Clement (2) King, died 
in Providence, Rhode Island, September 18, 
1723. He was a landowner and is of record in 
several transactions. His first wife was Han- 
nah ; his second, Elizabeth, died November 27, 
1754. Children: Sarah, born April i, 1703; 
John, March 13, 1705; Hannah, February 28, 
1706; Fearnot, 1708; Abadiah, 1712; Isaac, of 
whom further; Josiah, 1717; William, 1719; 
Jemima, 1721 ; Sarah, 1723. 

(IV) Isaac, son of John King, was born in 
Providence, Rhode Island, in 171 5. He was a 
farmer of Rhode Island, twice married, and 
had a large family including a son Isaac (2), 
who was the founder of the family in McKean 
county, Pennsylvania. 

(V) Isaac (2), youngest son of Isaac (l) 
King and his second wife, was born June 23, 
1776, died in Smethport, Pennsylvania, 1845. 
He grew to manhood in Rhode Island, where 
he was educated and did farming until his 
fortieth year. He settled in Pennsylvania on 
East Potato Creek, McKean county, in 1816, 
and there spent the remainder of his active life 
engaged in farming. He and his wife were 
members of the Alethodist Episcopal church. 
He married Phoebe lx>ve, who died in Smeth- 
port about 1859, having lived to be over eighty 
years of age. She died at the home of Judge 



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Sartwell. Children: i. Sally, born October i6, 
1802, in Rhode Island, died in Smethport; 
married Solomon Sartwell, a lumberman, who 
owned a large store and was judge of the court 
at Smethport. Children, all deceased : Rosell, 
Chester, George, Samuel, a daughter who mar- 
ried John Backus. 2. Huldah, born June 26, 
1804, died in Chenango county, New York, 
married and left issue. 3. Harry, died young. 
4. Horace Brown, of whom further. 5. Mary 
Ann, born October 3, 1812, died in Smethport, 
married a Mr. Windsor and left issue. 6. 
Joshua, born June 2, 1815, died at Smethport, 
a wagon-maker, married : children : Chester 
S. ; Mary Ellen, deceased ; Almira, who re- 
sides in Bradford, Pennsylvania. 7. Chester 
B., born October 2, 1819, died young. 8. Joel 
S., born at East Potato Creek, (Dctober 2, 1823, 
died in Wisconsin, a contractor, married a 
Miss Tubbs ; children : Frederick, Luellen. 

(VI) Horace Brown, son of Isaac (2) and 
Phoebe (Love) King, was born in Rhode 
Island, August 22, 1808, died in Smethport in 
1880. He was eight years of age when his 
parents settled in McKean county, where he 
resided on the farm at East Potato Creek for 
over twenty-one years. He became a farmer 
and a lumberman, being successful as both. 
Later he was appointed crier of district court 
at Smethport, a position he held over thirty 
years. He was a Democrat originally, but 
voted for Abraham Lincoln and ever after- 
ward acted with the Republican party. He 
was an active member of the Methodist Epis- 
copal church of Smethport for over a half a 
century, his father having been a class leader, 
steward and trustee of the same church for 
many years. Horace B. King joined the church 
when very young and all his life bore a full 
share of church burdens. 

He married Jerusha B. Rice, born in Eldred, 
Pennsylvania, July 4, 1812, died in Smethport, 
January 27, 1862, a daughter of Justus Rice, 
a farmer, born about 1780, died about i860. 
He married and had children: i. Almond, de- 
ceased, leaving children : Esther, Adalaide, 
Beverly, Hyde, Hendricks. 2. Richard, a lieu- 
tenant in the Pennsylvania Bucktail Regiment, 
serving three years in the civil war, commis- 
sioner of McKean county, and a man of promi- 
nence, owning a large farm opposite Eldred; 
his wife died in 191 1 ; children: A son, Allen, 
W'illiam and Adalaide. 3. Justus, died in El- 
dred, leaving a large family. 4. Jerusha B., 
of previous mention, wife of Horace Brown 



King. 5. Mary, born and died in Eldred, mar- 
ried Rev. Thompson Carpenter, a Methodist 
preacher and a farmer ; children : Florence, 
Bertha and Lillian. Children of Horace B. 
King: George W., of whom further, and sev- 
eral others who all died young. 

(VII) George W., son of Horace and 
Jerusha B. (Rice) King, was born in Smeth- 
port, August 8, 1844. He was educated in the 
public schools and immediately after complet- 
ing his studies became a farmer. In the fall 
of 1861 he enlisted in Company E, Captain 
John C. Backus, One Hundred and Fourteenth 
Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. He served 
four months and was honorably discharged on 
account of disability caused by severe illness. 
After recovering his health he resumed farm- 
ing until 1880, when he remfived to Mount 
Jewett, Pennsylvania, where he engaged as a 
merchant for two years. He then returned to 
his farm in Smethport, at Kings Corners, con- 
tinuing there until 1897. In that year he pur- 
chased an established general store business at 
East Smethport, was appointed postmaster, a 
position he yet holds. He is a Republican in 
politics, has served as school director for three 
years, and was mercantile appraiser of Mc- 
Kean county for one year. He is a member 
of the church ; Smethport Lodge, No. 39, Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, and for many 
years was a member of the Encampment of the 
same order. 

He married. December 19, 1881, Clara Eliz- 
abeth Hauer, born in Berks county, Pennsyl- 
vania, June 30, 1858, where she was educated 
in the public schools. She is a member of the 
Lutheran church, the Protected Home Circle 
and the Daughters of Rebekah. She is the 
daughter of John H. (i) Hauer, born in Leb- 
anon county, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1830, 
died in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, Janu- 
ary 7, 1898, a miller. He married Lavina Hol- 
lenback, born in Berks county, December 11, 
1835, died in Schuylkill county, October 8, 
1898. Children of John H. Hauer, first six 
born in Berks, others born in Schuylkill coun- 
ty : I. John H. (2), born October 18, 1855, now 
an electrician in Lebanon, Pennsylvania ; mar- 
ried Emma Bensing; children: Titus; Ida, 
married Professor White; Lillian; Harry; 
Sadie. 2. Clara Elizabeth, of previous men- 
tion, wife of George W^ King. 3. Wallace C, 
born June 18, 1861, now a farmer of Lebanon 
county ; married Louise Hummel ; children : 
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born February 19, 1863; married (first) Uriah 
Christ, (second) James Slenier, a brick con- 
tractor, and lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania; 
children, all by first marriage and all deceased : 
Louis, Florence and Augusta. 5. (Irant K.. 
born August 25, 1865, died 1872. 6. Irena, 
horn May 2, 1867; married Louis Nye, a mine 
foreman, and resides in Pine Grove, Pennsyl- 
vania ; no issue. 7. Kate L., born February 
6, 1869; married Walter Hicks, a baker, and 
lives at Pine Grove; children: Roy, Mary, 
Pearl, Robert, Clara and Charles. 8. Emma 
L., born April 28, 1871 ; married Harrison 
Zimmerman, a farmer, and resides at North 
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania ; children : James, 
Lewis, Ruth and Emma. 9. Frank K., born 
September i, 1874, died December 21, 1876. 
10. James N., born August 18, 1877, now a 
belt manufacturer of Lebanon, Pennsylvania ; 
twice married, and has sons, Arthur and Wal- 
ter. John H. (i) Hauer was a son of Henry 
Hauer, who died in Fredericksburg, Lebanon 
county, Pennsylvania, in 1864, very old, a 
cigar-maker. He married Kate Grumbine. who 
died in 1861, an old lady. In addition to the 
children of Henry Hauer, mentioned below, 
five died in infancy : i. Jacob, died in Lebanon, 
a wholesale cigar dealer; married a Miss Lon- 
ser; children: Jacob, John, William, Harry, 
Susan, Eliza, and Anna, all living in Lebanon. 

2. Samuel, died in Lebanon, a business partner 
of his brother Jacob, married and left issue. 

3. George, a farmer, died in Brownsville, 
Pennsylvania ; had three wives and left issue. 

4. Isaac, died in East Hanover, Pennsylvania, 
a farmer, married and had issue. 5. Peter, 
now living in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a lawyer, 
married and has issue. 6. Elizabeth, died in 
Lebanon in 1910; married Isaac Wagner, de- 
ceased, a cigarmaker ; children : Harry, Mil- 
ton and Belle. 7. Katherine, died in Fred- 
ericksburg, Pennsylvania ; married a Mr. Kline- 
felter, a farmer, also deceased, leaving issue. 
8. John H. ( i), of previous mention. Children 
of George W. and Clara Elizabeth (Hauer) 
King, all born at Smethport, Pennsylvania: i. 
Horace ?>., born May 26, 1883: graduate of 
Smethport high school, 1899; Bucknell Uni- 
versity, 1908; Dickinson law school, 191 1 ; was 
admitted to the bar in Harrisburg, Pennsyl- 
vania. Jidy 7, 191 1, now a practicing lawyer; 
he married, August 30, 191 1, Rose McKeean, 
of Carlisle. Pennsylvania. 2. Roxy L., born 
April 14, 1885 ; graduate of Smethport high 
school ; a graduate nurse of .Mlentown hos- 



pital, November, 1911 ; residing with her par- 
ents. 3. Lloyd L., born December 28, 1886. 
died Sejatember 20, 1900. 



Nicholas Camp, American ances- 
C.\MP tor, was born in England, and 

came to this country in 1638 from 
Nasing, county Essex. He was at Watertown, 
Massachusetts, for a time, then at Wethers- 
field, Connecticut, and in 1639 appears at Guil- 
ford, Connecticut. As early as 1646 he had a 
house and lot of si.x hundred acres, one right 
and two parcels at Mil ford, Connecticut, al- 
though his name appears on the list of "free 
planters" of Milford dated November 20, 1639. 
In 1686 he was taxed on one hundred and 
ninety-nine pounds of property at Milford, and 
died there in 1706. He joined the Milford 
church, November 2, 1643. ^^'S first wife, 
Sarah (Beard) Camp, died September 6, 1645. 
He married (second) Mrs. Katherine Thomp- 
son, July 14, 1652. Issue by both. 

(II) Samuel, son of Nicholas Camp and 
his second wife, was born in Milford, Con- 
necticut, September 15, 1655, died at Durham. 
Connecticut. He married (first) November 
13, 1672, Hannah Betts, (second) January 6, 
1681, Mercy Scoville, and left issue. 

(III) John, son of Samuel Camp and his 
second wife, was born at Alilford, Connecticut, 
March i, 1700, died at Durham, 1754. His 
wife was living in 1754. They had issue. 

{IV) Israel, son of John Camp, was born 
in Durham, Connecticut, February 16, 1723, 
died January 6, 1778. His second wife was 
Mary (Guernsey) Camp, of Milford, Con- 
necticut. One of the sons of Israel Camp set- 
tled in Camden county. New Jersey, and is 
the progenitor of the Camps of Smethport. 

(V) , son of Israel Camp, was born 

in 1750, in Connecticut. He married and left 
sons : Daniel, of whom further ; William, set- 
tled in New York City ; Ephraim, in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio; John, in New Jersey. These sons 
all married and left issue. 

iVl) Daniel, grandson of Israel Camp, was 
born in Connecticut, 1778. He moved to New 
Jersey and settled in Gloucester township. 
Camden county. He married Ruth Phefler, 
who bore him two sons : John, who left no de- 
scendants, and Ephraim, of whom further. 

(YII) Ephraim, son of Daniel and Ruth 
( Pheffer) Camp, was born near W'inslow. 
New Jersey, about 1806. He learned the trade 
<if glas.sblower and spent his active years em- 



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ployed in the glass factories of Winslow. He 
was a Whig in politics, and a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. He married a 
widow, Mrs. Rebecca Wescott, whose first 
husband died shortly after the birth of their 
only child, David Wescott, who married and 
left two children: a son Harry, now a glass- 
worker in West Virginia, and a daughter. 
Children of Ephraim and Rebecca (Wescott) 
Camp, all born near Winslow, New Jersey: i. 
Benjamin Clark, born November 21, 1828, 
'■now living in Monongahela City, Pennsyl- 
vania, aged eighty-four years ; he married 
Rachel Haines, of Millville, New Jersey, born 
December 23, 1828, also aged eighty-four 
years ; children : i. Catherine Josephine, mar- 
ried R. E. Byers ; ii. Rev. Henry W., deceased, 
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, 
married Sarah Power, living children : Gail 
Power Camp, now residing in Monongahela 
City, Pennsylvania, and Eugene W. Camp, a 
druggist of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, mar- 
ried and has Walter and Eleanor Camp ; iii. 
Benjamin Edwin, now a druggist at Elizabeth, 
Pennsylvania, married Emma Wolf, children: 
Rachel and Josephine. 2. Thomas W., died 
in Iowa; married and left children: Henry and 
Frances. 3. John, died in West Virginia in 
1910; married Isabella McGrath, who died in 
1906; children: William, deceased; Joseph, 
deceased ; Ann ; Ida ; Sadie. 4. Ephraim, died 
in Pittsburgh ; married and left issue : John, 
Elizabeth, Rebecca. 5. William Davis, of 
whom further. 6. Daniel, died in Ottawa, 
Illinois ; married and had two daughters. 7. 
George, for many years connected with the 
fire department of Pittsburgh : married and 
has a son Harry, also connected with that de- 
partment. 8. A daughter, died in infancy. The 
seven sons of Ephraim Camp all learned their 
father's trade of glassworker and followed 
glassblowing or glass cutting as a business, 
except George. 

(VIII) William Davis, son of Ephraim and 
Rebecca (Wescott) Camp, was born at Wins- 
low, New Jersey, July 2, 1841. When nine 
years of age his parents moved to Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania, where he attended the public 
schools. He early learned the glassblower's 
trade and in the pursuit of his calling traveled 
around among the glass manufacturing cities. 
He worked in Pittsburgh and New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, and Rellaire, Ohio, for several 
years, finally locating at Mount Vernon, Ohio, 
where he is now factory manager of the Camp 



Glass Company. He is a Republican in poli- 
tics, and while resident of Bellaire served in 
the common council of that city. He is a 
member of the Baptist church which he serves 
as deacon. 

He married Mary Ann Lloyd, born in New 
Castle-on-Tyne, England, October, 1840, died 
in Mount Vernon, Ohio, October, 1909, daugh- 
ter of George Lloyd, born in New Castle-on- 
Tyne, an iron worker in his native land and in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, later a farmer in 
Lawrence county, Pennsylvania. He died in 
New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1898. His wife, 
Rebecca (Fellows) Lloyd, born in England in 
1S14, died in New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1873. 
Children of George Lloyd: i. Edward, died 
in infancy. 2. Mary Ann, of previous men- 
tion, wife of William D. Camp. 3. George, 
born 1842, now living in Lawrence county, 
Pennsylvania, an iron worker, now a farmer ; 

married Martha , and has issue : George, 

Rebecca, Mattie, Harry and others. 4. Will- 
iam, born 1844, died in New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania ; married Elizabeth Cecely, who sur- 
vives him ; children : Carrie, William, Samuel, 
George, Grace. 5. Samuel, born 1847, mar- 
ried and resides in the south, a fruit farmer 
of Louisiana ; no living issue. 6. James, born 
1854, now a cattle dealer; wife died leaving 
children: Benjamin and Rebecca. 7. Ellen, 
born 1856, married Calvin Irwin, a farmer 
near New Castle ; children : Lottie and an- 
other. Children of William Davis Camp, first 
five born in Pittsburgh: i. George, born Janu- 
ary, 1859, died in Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
1906; was a partner with his brother, Thomas 
\\^escott Camp, in the glass business ; he mar- 
ried in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Emily Bar- 
nett : children : i. Harry, born 1883 ; ii. Pearl, 
1S90; both living in New Castle. 2. Thomas 
Wescott, of whom further. 3. Daniel, born 
.A.pril 2, 1863, a glassblower and a stock- 
holder of the Camp Glass Company, Mt. Ver- 
non, Ohio ; married Ella Scott, of Terre Haute, 
Indiana ; child, Scott, born 1892. 4. Rebecca, 
born 1865; died March, 1892; married John 
Bowden, who died March, 1912; no living 
issue. 5. Elizabeth, born July, 1867, married 
(first) William W^ilkinson, deceased, a farmer; 
children : Elsie, married a Mr. Cramer ; Carrie, 
married a ]\Ir. Stanley, both living at Shingle 
House, Pennsylvania; she married (second) 
Norman Kiefer, a lumberman, and resides at 
Smethport, Pennsylvania ; no issue. 6. Carrie, 
born June 16, 1869, married Robert Colder- 



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wood, and resides in New Castle, where he is 
engaged in the tinning business ; they have a 
large family. 7. Ruth, born in Bellaire, Ohio, 
1871, married Frank Riggall, of Bolivar, New 
York, now secretary and bookkeeper with the 
Camp Class Company, Mount Vernon, Ohio; 
children: Howard, born 1901 ; William, 1903; 
Archibald, 1905. 8. Nellie, born in Ilellaire, 
Ohio, 1873, married (first) Archibald. .Madi- 
son, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, a wood 
worker, now deceased ; child, Ruth ; she mar- 
ried (second) a Mr. Wescott, of Winslow, 
New Jersey, a glasscutter, now of Mount 
Vernon, Ohio. 9. Harry, born in New Castle, 
Pennsylvania, 1881, now a glasscutter of 
Mount Vernon, unmarried. 

(IX) Thomas Wescott, son of WilHam 
Davis and Mary Ann (Lloyd) Camp, vvas 
born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, June 8, 
1861. He attended the public school of Pitts- 
burgh until he vvas nine years of age, then 
began working in a bottle making plant, re- 
maining one year. His parents then having 
moved to Bellaire, the lad followed and until 
1 88 1 was employed in a glass manufactory. 
In the latter year he continued in the same 
business in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where 
he remained until 1895, becoming thoroughly 
familiar with every detail of the glass trade. 
He spent the years of 1895 to 1898 in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, thence going to Du Bois, Penn- 
sylvania, where he engaged in glass manufac- 
turing for himself in a small plant. In 1900 he 
moved to Smethport where he has engaged 
extensively in glass manufacture, now being 
president of the Smethport Glass Company; 
president of the Camp Glass Company of 
Mount Vernon, Ohio ; president and general 
manager of the Empire Glass Company of 
Shingle House, Pennsylvania, also having busi- 
ness interests of lesser importance. He is a 
thiiroughly capable man of afifairs, energetic 
and straightforward in the conduct of his busi- 
ness, serving in the interests of the companies 
over which he presides with fidelity and zeal. 
He is a Free Mason of high degree, belonging 
to McKean Lodge, No. 388, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, and Coudersport Consistory, 
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, in which he 
has attained the thirty-second degree. He is 
also an Odd Fellow, belonging to Chenango 
Lodge and Lawrence Encampment of New 
Castle, Pennsylvania. In politics he is a Dem- 
ocrat, and in religious belief a Methodist. 

He married, November 7, 1882, Sarah Cath- 



erine liarber, born in New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 19, 1863. Child, Mabel Claire, 
born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, February 
28, 1884; married, in Smethport, Mark Poni- 
eroy, assistant cashier of the Port Allegany 
National Bank and resides at Port Allegan)-, 
Pennsylvania; child, Catherine, born July 24. 
1908. 

John Benjamin Barber, father of Mrs. 
Camp, was born July (1, 1835, at Hammer- 
smith, London, England, died at Smethport, 
i'ebruary, 1908. He was a nail manufacturer. 
He married Mary Ann Scott, born in Staf- 
fordshire, England, March 17, 1834, died in 
Smethport, May 27, 1906. John Benjamin 
Barber was a son of Charles Walker Barber, 
born in London, November 18, 1778, died in 
New Castle, Pennsylvania. He married, Au- 
gust 2^. 1834 (being then fifty-six years of 
age), at St. Martin's Church, London, Sarah 
Catherine Cole, born June 30, 1818, died in 
New Castle. They emigrated in 1836, settling 
near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Children of 
Charles Walker Barber: i. John Benjamin, 
of previous mention. 2. George Stafford, born 
November 12, 1836, died in Monongahela, 
Pennsylvania, September 17, 1841. 3. Christo- 
pher William, born August 2^, 1838, died in 
New Castle, 191 1, a nail worker; married Eliz- 
abeth Scott, who survives him, a resident of 
New Castle ; children : Harry, Kate, Mary, 
Clara. William, Lillian. 4. Catherine B., born 
December 28, 1840, deceased. 5. Johnson 
Smith, born January 11, 1844, now a steel 
worker in New Castle ; married and has a fam- 
ily. 6. Ann Louisa, born July 25, 1846, died in 
New Castle, 1909; married Henry Emery, an 
iron worker, who survives her with issue. 7. 
Elizabeth McDonough, born October 10, 1848, 
married John Shealer, whom she survives, a 
resident of New Castle, with several children. 
8. Charles Walker, born August 12, 1851, died 
in New Castle, 1894; married and left issue: 
Earl and Iva. Children of John B. and Mary 
-Ann (Scott) Barber, all born in New Castle, 
Penns3Kania, except the first: i. James, born 
in' Niles, Ohio. 1856, now a restaurateur of 
Cleveland, Ohio; married (first) Grace Mc- 
Crea, who left children: Nettie and Roy, the 
latter deceased; by second wife Catherine no 
issue. 2. Elizabeth, born 1858; married John 
Walker, now shipping clerk for the Smethport 
Glass Company ; cliildren : Scott, Edward, Ger- 
trude, married Bernard Gurlock. 3. Benja- 
min, born December, i860, now A groceryman 



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of New Castle; married Emma Edwards; 
children: John, born 1878; Carrie, 1883, both 
living in Cleveland, Ohio. 4. Sarah Catherine, 
wife of Thomas Wescott Camp ; she is a mem- 
ber of the Episcopal church of Smethport, and 
the Order of the Eastern Star. 5. Harry, born 
1871, now a glass worker of Smethport; his 
wife died shortly after her marriage. 6. George, 
born 1873, now a baker of New Castle; mar- 
ried Lena Zimmerly ; children : Adelaide, born 
1899; Sadie, 1901 ; Melva, 1903, died 1906; 
daughter, born 1909. 

Mary Ann (Scott) Barber, mother of the 
foregoing six children, was a daughter of Jon- 
athan Scott, born in Staffordshire, England, 
September 25, 1809, died April, 1892. His 
wife, Mary (Jones) Scott, born November 8, 
1808, in England, died November 4, 1888. 
Children : Salina ; Emma ; Mary Ann, of previ- 
ous. mention; James W., born June, 1836, died 
June, 1889; John Jones, born October 6, 1838; 
Elizabeth E., March 2, 1841 ; Henry John, Oc- 
tober 16, 1843, died December 14, 1885 ; Han- 
nah Lloyd, April 22, 1846; Emily Jane, Octo- 
ber 14, 1848; Samuel Jones Tyler, June 6, 
i8so. 



This is one of the most dis- 
WEBSTER tinguished names in the an- 
nals of North America, hav- 
ing been especially honored by that famous 
statesman and patriot, Daniel Webster, Noah 
Webster, the Lexicographer, and a long list of 
others noted in all works of life. Daniel Web- 
ster was the son of Colonel Ebenezer Web- 
ster and half-brother of David Webster, 
sixth generation of this sketch. 

(H) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) Web- 
ster, American ancestor of this branch of the 
family, was born in Ormsly, Norfolk county. 
England, November, 1631, died at Hampton, 
New Hampshire, January 5, 1715. He came 
to America in company with his mother Mar- 
garet, and her second husband, William God- 
frey, settling at Watertown, Massachusetts. 
He settled in Hampton, New Hampton, with 
the pioneers of that town, which was there- 
after his home. He married, November 2. 
1663, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Brewer, of 
Roxbury, Massachusetts. Children: Mary, 
Sarah, Hannah, Thomas, Ebenezer, Isaac, 
John, Joshua, Abigail. 

(HI) Ebenezer, son of Thomas (2) Web- 
ster, of Hampton, was born August i, 1667. 
He served in the Indian war and was pilot to 



Captain Gilman's company which went in pur- 
suit of the Indians. He was one of the pro- 
prietors of Kingston, New York, and an early 
settler there. He married, July 25, 1709, Han- 
nah Judkins, who died February 21, 1756. 
Children: Rachel, Susannah, Ebenezer, Will- 
iam, John, Hannah, Mary and Joseph, twins. 

(IV I Ebenezer (2), son of Ebenezer (i) 
Webster, was born October 10, 1714. He 
lived in Kingston, New Hampshire, and was 
identified with the progress of that town all 
his life. He married, July 20, 1738, Susan 
Batchelder, born at Hampton, May 28, 1713, 
youngest child of Benjamin and Susanna 
(Page) Batchelder, of Hampton. She was a 
woman of marked ability and great strength 
of character, robust in form and black hair, 
dark complexion and piercing black eyes. Ben- 
jamin Batchelder served in many of the cam- 
paigns against the Indians, often as a soldier 
and at other times as a scout and messenger. 
He was a son of Nathaniel (2), son of Na- 
thaniel (i), son of Rev. Stephen Batchelder, a 
leading "Nonconformist," born in England, 
1561, came to America, 1632, preached in vari- 
ous churches in New England, returned to 
England about 1654, died there in 1660. 

(V) Ebenezer (3), son of Ebenezer (2) 
Webster, was born in Kingston, April 22, 
1739, died April 14, 1816. He grew up with- 
out a day's schooling knowing almost nothing 
of books, but fully equipped physically to ful- 
fill the mission of life on the frontier where 
strong bodies, sound sense and courage were 
required to cope with the lurking foes of the 
forest. He came of age during the great 
French and Indian war, and about 1760 en- 
listed in the famous corps known as "Rogers 
Rangers." In the dangers and successes of 
desperate fighting the "Rangers" had no equals 
and in their hard perilous experiences Eben- 
ezer \\'ebster had his full share. He served 
under General Jefifrey Amherst and returned 
to his native town with the rank of captain. In 
1763 he settled in Salisbury, New Hampshire, 
there then being no white man's abode between 
him and Montreal. He spent eleven years 
there. The revolution broke out and at once 
enlisted his active support. He raised a com- 
pany of two hundred men and at their head 
marched to join the forces at Boston. He 
served at White Plains, and at Bennington was 
one of the first to scale the breastwork and 
came out of the battle with his swarthy skin 
so blackened with dust and gunpowder that 




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he could scarcely be recognized, lie was at 
West Point at the time of .Vrnold's treason and 
vhen on guard at the general's tent Washing- 
ton said "Captain Webster I can trust you". 
He rose to the rank of colonel, and on his re- 
turn home was elected to every office his neigh- 
bors could confer, including representative, 
state senator, judge of the court of common 
pleas and presidential elector. 

He married (tirst) January 8, 1761, Mehita- 
ble Smith, born at Kingston, died March 28, 
1772. Children: Olle, born January 28, 1762, 
died young; Ebenezer, born July 16, 1764, 
died young; Susanna, born October 25, 1766, 
married John Colby ; David, of whom further ; 
Joseph, born March 25, 1772, died 1810. He 
married (second) October 13, 1774. Abigail 
Eastman, born July 19, 1737, died April 14, 
1816. Children : Mehitable, Abigail, Ezekiel, 
Daniel, "The Statesman" and Sarah. 

(VI) David, son of Ebenezer (3) and Me- 
hitable (Smith) Webster, was born May i, 
1769, died 1823. He was a farmer and large 
land owner at Stamstead, Canada, where he 
died. He was a merchant in New Hampshire 
and supplied the American army with provis- 
ions, etc., during the war of 1812. He married 
Rebecca Huntoon, born November 28, 1769. 
Children: Abigail, born September 5, 1790, 
married Moses Sargent ; Hannah, born De- 
cember 7, 1792, married Cyrus Bates; Eben- 
ezer, born April 6, 1795, married Betsey 'Jew- 
ett; Philip Huntoon, of whom further; David, 
born March 25, 1799, married Betsey Blake; 
Rebecca, born August 15, 1801, married John 
Perkins ; Ezekiel. born July 12, 1803, died July 
14 or 18. 1816; Daniel, born September 17, 
1805, married Mary Kilborn. 

(VH) Philip Huntoon, son of David Web- 
ster, was born March 13, 1797. died December 
7, 1830. He was a farmer, and a deacon of 
the Presbyterian church. He married Lucy 
Jane Dix. born April 8. 1804. died 1858, a 
sister of Governor and General John A. Dix, 
of New York state, whose famous utterance : 
"li any man attempts to tear down the Amer- 
ican flag, shoot him on the spot" will long be 
remembered among the many patriotic expres- 
. sions of the civil war period (see Dix VI). 

His wife survived him and married (second) 
Colonel L. C. Little. Children of Philip H. 
Webster : Charles Dix, of whom further ; 
Phihp Leavitt, of whom further. 

(VIII) Charles Dix, eldest son of Philip 



Huntoon Webster, was born June 18, 1828, 
died March 3, 1907. He served in the civil 
war in the Fifty-eighth Regiment Pennsyl- 
vania Cavalry, was promoted second lieuten- 
ant, July II, 1862, first lieutenant, 1863, and 
(juartermaster with the rank of captain with 
headquarters at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. 
After the war closed he resumed his profes- 
sion of civil engineer, continuing until 1883, 
when he located in Florida where after three 
years as a civil engineer he engaged in the drug 
business at Tarpon Springs. He continued 
there successfully until his death in 1907. He 
married, in 1855, Orpha Jane, daughter of 
Loren and Mary (Phetterplace) Gleason, who 
survives him, a resident of Tarpon Springs, 
Florida. Their only child died in 1871. 

(VIII) Philip Leavitt, second son of Philip 
Huntoon Webster, was born August 6, 1830, 
in Danbury, New Hampshire. He was taken 
to Lebanon when two and one-half years old. 
He was but an infant when his father died and 
in 1837 his mother married Colonel L. C. Lit- 
tle, agent for the Boston United States Land 
Company, the owners of one hundred and six- 
ty-five thousand acres of land in JefTerson, 
Clearfield and McKean counties, considerable 
of it being in McKean county. Pennsylvania. 
Soon after his marriage Colonel Little came to 
Pennsylvania with his wife and two stepsons, 
settling at Bradford, then called Littleton, 
making the trip westward through the forest 
by team. The boys were given the best of 
treatment by their stepfather, who gave them 
all the advantages of the early school and an 
academic course at Springville, Erie county, 
New York. He died in 1854, his wife in 1858. 
After the death of his stepfather Philip L. was 
employed by the Land Company in settling up 
their business in McKean county. He also 
worked for a time at the carpenter's trade, and 
later became an undertaker and for more than 
a quarter of a century was the leading under- 
taker and funeral director of Bradford. He 
w-ithdrew from that business and for more 
than twenty-five years has been engaged in the 
real estate business. He was at Fortress Mon- 
roe during the war serving as military store- 
keeper, and aftn" the war was sent to Concord 
to close up the military post there. He owned 
orange groves in Florida and for many years 
passed his winters there. He laid out and 
placed upon the market Oak Hill cemetery, of 
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formed and incorporated the "Oak Hill Ceme- 
tery Association," of which he is president. 
He is a member of the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows and of the Order of Ben Hur. 
He is a strong Republican. Now eighty years 
of age Mr. Webster is active, alert and attends 
daily to his business affairs. He is a man of 
strong character and highly regarded in his 
town. 

He married, December 17, 1874, Ellen 
(Johnson) Morrison, born at Fredonia, New 
York, died April 18, 1898, daughter of Rufus 
Johnson, a farmer of Forestville, New York, 
who married Dorcas Keach. Ellen Johnson at 
the time of her marriage was the widow of 
Archie Morrison. By her first marriage she 
was the mother of Frank Morrison, born May 
15, 1866; Mr. Webster adopted him legally and 
changed his name to Webster ; he married, 
1888, Jennie Nichols and has: Philip Leavitt, 
born September 25, 1891 ; Frank Meredith, 
October 22, 1895 ; Donald James, May 18, 
1900. The home of Mr. Webster is one of the 
very few structures that were erected in Brad- 
ford between 1850 and i860, at which time the 
city was but a backwoods town. 

(The Dix Line). 

Lucy Jane (Dix) Webster was the sister of 
Governor John Adams Dix, of New York, and 
aunt of Rev. Morgan Dix. The Dix family 
came from Holland originally, the name be- 
ing probably derived from the Dutch word 
"Dyck" or "Dijck," a bank or dyke. Four 
branches of the family were founded in Amer- 
ica at an early day by Leonard Dix, of Weth- 
crsfield, Connecticut, Anthony Dix, of Ply- 
mouth, Massachusetts, Edward Dix, of Wa- 
tertown, Massachusetts, and Ralph Dix, of 
Ipswich ; no relationship is proved but they 
were undoubtedly from the same English 
stock. Edward Dix was the ancestor of the 
present governor of New York, John Alden 
Dix (1912), while a former governor of the 
same state. General John Adams Dix, descend- 
ed from Ralph Dix, of Ipswich, Massachu- 
setts, also the ancestor of Rev. Morgan Dix, 
rector of Trinity Church, New York City. 
This branch of the family settled in New 
Hampshire where they were influential and 
prominent. Two of this family. Colonel Tim- 
othy and John A., are famous in military his- 
tory, the first in the war of 1812, the latter in 
both the war of 1812 and the civil. While 
treasurer of the United States in 1861, he 



issued the famous order, previously mentioned, 
"If any man attempts to tear down the Amer- 
ican Flag, shoot him on the spot." 

(I) Ralph Dix, one of the early settlers of 
Ipswich, a fisherman, moved to Reading in 
1662 and was made a freeman of Maiden, 

1685, but died at Reading, Massachusetts, in 

1686. He married Esther . Children: 

John, of whom further ; Samuel, born 1661 ; 
Stephen, 1664, died young; Stephen, 1672; 
Sarah. 

(II) John, son of Ralph Dix, was born 
1659, died March, 1745. He lived on the old 
Dix homestead in Reading, Massachusetts. He 

married (first) Lydia , (second) in 

1700, Anna, widow of Joseph Fitch. Children 
of first wife: John and Lydia, twins, born and 
died 1693 ; Lydia, born 1695, died 1709; Sarah, 
1697; Elizabeth, 1699. Children of second 
wife: Anna, born 1702; Samuel, 1706; Mary, 
1708, Jonathan, of whom further; James, born 
1712; Edson, 1714. 

(HI) Jonathan, son of John Dix by his 
second wife, was born at Reading, Massachu- 
setts, April II, 1710. He was a tanner of Lit- 
tleton, Massachusetts, moved to Boscawen. 
New Hampshire, where he died at the resi- 
dence of his son Timothy, December 24, 1804, 
at the great age of ninety-four years, eight 
months and thirteen days. He was a member 
of the church more than seventy-five years. He 
married (first) June 28, 1739, Sarah, who 
died at Littleton. Massachusetts, September 
30, 1775, in her fifty-sixth year, daughter of 
kev. Benjamin Shattuck, of Littleton. He 
married (second) Miriam Leland, of Hollis, 
New Hampshire, who died there about 1833 
aged nearly ninety years. Among the chil- 
dren by first wife was Timothy, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(IV) Timothy, son of Jonathan Dix and 
his first wife, was born December 7, 1743, 
died 1824 at Pembroke, New Hampshire. He 
settled in Boscawen, New Hampshire, where 
he was postmaster for many years. He later 
moved to Pembroke where he died. He 
raised a company of soldiers during the revo- 
lution and was familiarly known as Lieutenant 
Dix. He was noted for integrity, faithful- 
ness, firmness, decision and strong attachment 
to the cause of his country. He married 
(first) August 13, 1769, Rachel Burbank, of 

Bow, New Hampshire, (second) Mrs. 

Brown, (third) Mrs. Eliza Cunningham, of 
Pembroke. Children of first wife, Rachel 



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Burbank: Timothy, of whom further; Josiah 
Urowii, died in childhood. 

(\') Colonel Timothy (2) Dix, son of 
Timothy (i) Dix, died at French Mills, Can- 
ada. November 14, 1813. He passed several 
years in a mercantile house at Amherst, New 
Hampshire, and with his father and gi-and- 
father settled in Boscawen about 1790. He 
purchased a township in the northern part of 
the state which bears his name. At the com- 
mencement of the war of 181 2 he was ap- 
pointed major of a New Hampshire regiment 
which was afterwards transferred to the Four- 
teenth Regiment United States Infantry, a 
regiment that was recruited under his super- 
vision in Maryland. Early in the spring of 
1 81 3 he marched from Baltimore to Sack- 
etts Harbor, but during the summer was pros- 
trated by fever. He accompanieil the expedi- 
tion down the St. Lawrence in the fall against 
the advice of his physician, but having been 
promoted lieutenant-colonel and placed in 
command of the regiment, he would not remain 
behind. On the loth of October he was seized 
with a violent attack of pneumonia and 
borne from the camp at Chrystters Fields, 
Canada, by his son, John A. Dix, and two offi- 
cers of his regiment, placed on his boat and 
died two days afterward. He was a man of 
strong character, of fine presence and court- 
eous manner, greatly beloved by all. 

He married (first) Abigail Wilkins, of Am- 
herst, March 20, 1791, who died December 3, 
180S; married (second) Lucy Hartwell, of 
Littleton, Massachusetts, July 3, 1809; she 
died December 30, 1863. Children of first wife : 
I. Wilkins, born November 19, 1792, died May 
9, 1852: married General Mocnly A. Pills- 
bury. 2. Rachel Burbank, born April 18, 
1794, died January 15, 1827; married Rev. 
Daniel Temple and with him sailed as mis- 
sionaries to Malta, January 2, 1822. 3. Tim- 
othy Fuller Shattuck, died young. 4. John 
Adams, born July 24, 1798, served in the war 
of 1812 under his father, Colonel Dix: was 
lieutenant and acting adjutant; studied law 
and admitted to practice: appointed adju- 
tant-general of New York, 1831 ; in 1845 
elected L'nited States senator from New 
York : in 1853 assistant treasurer of the L-nited 
States at New York City, appointed by Presi- 
dent Pierce; postmaster of New York City, 
i860, appointed by President Buchanan: re- 
signed 1861 to become treasurer of the L^nited 
States in place of the absconding Treasurer 



Cobb; it was while in that pi)siti(m that he 
gave his famous order jireviously (|uoted ; 
May 16. 1861, he was appointed major-gen- 
eral of United States \'olunteers and after 
superintending the raising of eleven regiments 
in New York was assigned to the command of 
the department embracing the states of Penn- 
sylvania, Maryland and Delaware: he was in 
command at Baltimore and was instrumental 
in holding that state in the Union ; he served 
with distinction until the close of the war, 
then resigned and returned to private life; he 
was later minister to France and governor of 
New York: he was a deep scholar and an ac- 
complished linguist, few men being so con- 
versant with the Latin authors in the study of 
whose works he took the greatest delight ; he 
married. May 29, 1826. Catharine Morgan; 
children: Morgan, born November i, 1827, 
rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, New 
York, married Emily Woosley Souther ; 
Baldwin, John Wilkins. Elizabeth Morgan, 
Charles Temple, Catharine Morgan, Anna 
Morgan. 5. Sophia Wilkins, born May i. 
1800. died January. 1865. at Portland, Maine; 
married, December 25, 1828, Joshua C. Plum- 
mer, of Boscawen, New Hampshire. 6. 
Marion Means, born April 17, 1802. died July, 
i860: married. Decemlier 15. 1825, John W. 
Sullivan. 7. Lucy Jane, of further mention. 
8. Frances Louisa, born July 22, 1806: mar- 
ried (first) November 25, 1852, General 
Moody A. Pillsbury, (second) December 29, 
1871, Rev. Buxton. 9. Martha Sherman, died 
in infancy. 

(\T) Lucy Jane, daughter of Colonel Tim- 
othy (2) Dix. was born .April 8. 1804. died 
February 9. 1858. in Bradford. Pennsylvania. 
Married (first) May 31, 1826, Philip H. Web- 
ster (see Webster VH) ; married (second) 
June 30, 1837, Colonel L. C. Little. Children 
by second husband: i. Ellen, born May 4, 
1838 (was the first white child born in Brad- 
ford. Pennsylvania), died 1911 ; married Em- 
mett Mix. 2. John Sullivan, born December. 
1839. 3- Susan, died aged ten years. 4. 
Sarah, married Robert Davis, moved to L^r- 
bana. Illinois, where she yet resides. 



Schuylkill county, Pennsyl- 
RAYMER vania, has been the seat of a 

German population, probably 
from the early years of the eighteenth cen- 
tury, although the early history of white set- 
tlement in this region is obscure. The names 



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Raymer and Ramer are found in several in- 
stances in the Pennsylvania archives, yet it 
may be doubted whether these references are 
to members of the present family. The prob- 
ability favors such a connection, but it is not 
clear. 

(I) Nicholas Raymer, the first member of 
this family about whom we have definite in- 
formation, was born, probably on the Ma- 
hantongo road, which is in Schuylkill county, 
Pennsylvania, and the adjacent parts of the 
state, about 1770, died on the Mahantongo 
road, about 1854. His life was spent near the 
place of his birth, and his occupation was 
farming. He was a Whig. In the work of the 
Methodist church he took an active interest, 
and his wife also was a member of that church. 
The name of his wife is not known; she died 
on the Mahantongo road, before her hus- 
band's death. Children: i. George, died on 
Mahantongo road; farmer; married Sarah 

; children: George and others. 2. 

Joshua, died at Pine Grove, Pennsylvania; 
wheelwright ; married Harriet Sibert, de- 
ceased ; children : William, deceased ; Charles, 
residing in Virginia; John, deceased. 3. Jo- 
seph, lived at McVeytown, Pennsylvania; 
married, had large family. 4. William, of 
whom further. 5. Isaac, died at Mififlin, Penn- 
sylvania ; farmer; married Mary ; had 

a family. 6. Caroline, died on Mahantongo 
road; married Joseph Wolfgang; he was a 
farmer; children: Catharine, Mary, Salome, 
others. 7. Salome, died on Mahantongo road, 
unmarried. 8. Magdalene, died on Mahan- 
tongo road; married George Bensinger, de- 
ceased ; he was a farmer ; children : George, 
policeman in Buffalo; at least one other. 9. 
Catharine, died on Mahantongo road; mar- 
ried George Bensinger, deceased; had chil- 
dren. 

(II) William, son of Nicholas Raymer, was 
born in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, April 
20, 1825, died at Smethport, about 1899. In 
his native place he received a district school 
education. He was a wheelwright and 
wagonmaker at Pine Grove, Schuylkill county, 
about twenty-two miles from the place of his 
birth, until 1856, when he removed to Smeth- 
port. In 1858 he purchased a farm in Keat- 
ing township, McKean county, where he car- 
ried on farming, raising of stock and dairying. 
He was a Republican. He was a member of 
the Methodist church; his wife attended this 
church also, though she was a Lutheran. He 



married, at Pine Grove, Matilda, daughter of 
Jacob and Elizabeth (Ludwig) Fry, who was 
born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, March 6, 
1829, died at Smethport, July 10, 1904. Chil- 
dren of William and Matilda (Fry) Raymer: 
I. Lewis, born at Pine Grove, January 4, 1848; 
he received a public school education at Smeth- 
port, then worked on his father's farm at that 
place until March, 1883; removing to Port 
Allegany he took a farm on shares for Fitz- 
Henry Arnold; in 1887 he went into the 
butcher business, in which he continued for 
twelve years, but sickness prevented his active 
work for the ne.xt two years; in 1901 he took 
a position as foreman in the sawmill of S. J. 
Clifford, at Smethport ; after three years he 
re-entered the butcher business, and he contin- 
ued until June, 1909, then opened pool and 
billiard parlors opposite the Smethport post- 
office, where he is doing a flourishing business, 
and has an excellent class of trade; he is a 
member of the Maccabees, Tent No. 9, Smeth- 
port ; he is a Republican ; for two years he 
was street commissioner and for two years 
councilman, and in 191 1 was elected again to 
the' latter office for a term of four years from 
January i, 1912; he married Florence, born 
in Norwich township, Pennsylvania, May 31, 
1851, daughter of Orrin Wilson and Nancy 
(Corwin) Gallup; for her ancestry see sketch 
of Warley Gifford in this work; children: Oc- 
tavia, born June 4, 1873 ! Ward W., born April 
29, 1883, married Ethel Lund, has two chil- 
dren, Lewis Lund, born October 16, 1907, and 
Florence, born June 29, 19 10. 2. Alice, of 
whom further. 3. Henry, born at Pine Grove, 
March 5, 1852, died at the age of eight months. 

4. Nathaniel, born at Smethport, September 8, 
1858; farmer and general workman, residing . 
at Smethport ; married Jane Lambert ; child, 
Elmer, born May 5, 1884, married Sadie Hall. 

5. John, twin of Nathaniel, born September 8, 
1858, died under one year old. 6. Samuel, 
born at Smethport, November 14, i860; 
farmer and carpenter, residing at Smethport; 
unmarried. 

Jacob Fry was a native of Berks county, 
born about 1788, was a farmer near Pine 
Grove and there he died in 1872. His wife 
was of German extraction, born in 1793, died 
at Pine Grove in 1865. Children of Jacob and 
Elizabeth (Ludwig) Fry, all born in Berks 
county, order uncertain: i. Samuel, died at 
Pine Grove ; farmer ; married Susan Snyder, 
deceased ; children : Malinda, deceased ; Maria, 



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rcsitliiig at Pine Grove ; Rose, residing at Pine 
Grove. 2. Jacob, died at Mc\'cyto\vn ; mar- 
ried Mary Kymes, deceased; children, per- 
haps not all : Clara. Ella, Charles, Harry. 3. 
George, died at Pine Grove, unmarried. 4. 
William, died at Pine Grove ; married Rachel 
Swnrtz, deceased ; he was a paperhanger ; 
children : James, deceased ; William, Samuel. 
5. John, died at Pine Grove. 6. Isaac, died at 
South Bend. Indiana ; a contractor ; married 
Anna Keefer, who resides at Pine Grove ; 
child, \'italis. resides at South Bend. 7. Ma- 
tilda, married William Raymer. 8. Elizabeth, 
born in 1833, died at Pine Grove, July 7, 
1888; married Philip Landenberger, de- 
ceased ; children : Sarah, born January 20, 
1856, deceased, married Frank Vickery ; 
Louis, born May i, 1858, resides in Reading, 
married Kate Hane ; Catharine, born February 
3, i860, married John Bender; William, born 
May 12, 1862, resides at Perkasie, married 
Sarah Sattigan ; Anna, born October 31, 1864, 
married Washington Starks, deceased ; George, 
born August 27, 1866, resides at Fremont, mar- 
ried Emma Kopp; Clara, born June 27, 1868, 
married Clifford Burlingame ; Mary, born July 
ID, 1871, married C. M. Colegrove. 

(Ill) Alice, daughter of WilHam and Ma- 
tilda (Fry) Raymer, was born at Pine Grove, 
May 17, 1850. At an early age she was sent 
to a select school at Pine Grove ; she was only 
eight when her parents settled at Smethport, 
and her education was there continued in the 
public school. At Smethport she has contin- 
ued to reside to the present. Sl^e is a member 
of the Protected Home Circle, and attends the 
Methodist Episcopal church. She married 
(first) November i, 1867, Robert, born near 
Smethport, February 26, 1846, died at Kane, 
Pennsylvania, October 14, 1879, son of Au- 
gustus and Minetta (Weber) Walters. His 
father was an immigrant from Gennany, who 
settled in Philadelphia, but removed to Ser- 
geant township, McKean county ; he was a 
cabinetmaker. She married (second) at 
Smethport. November 13, 1883, Samuel, born 
at Franklinville, Pennsylvania, May 3. 1835, 
died at Smethport, December 31, 1903, son of 
Joseph and Patty (Long) McClure. He was a 
carpenter and tool dresser. He was the third 
of eight children, as follows : Charles, resides 
at Delevan, New York ; Pauline, died in Wash- 
ington, marrierl Samuel Bly; Samuel, married 
Alice (Raymer) Walters; William, deceased; 
Seymour, died in Canada, a machinist; Fran- 



cinia, died at Sardinia, New York, married 
Delos Rice, deceased ; Edwin, died at Wells- 

ville. New York, unmarried ; , died in 

young manhood. Children of Alice (Raymer- 
Walters) McClure, four by first, three by sec- 
ond husband: i. Frederick, born at Smeth- 
port. June 5, 1868, died at Smethport, August 
25, 1879. 2. Leon A., born at Smethport, 
December 9, 1871 ; resides in Chicago; married 
Harriet Canfield, of Manistee, Michigan; 
children; Elizabeth, born March 6, 1906; x\u- 
gustine, born December 5, 1907. 3. Addie, 
born at Smethport, January 9, 1875; married 
F. E. Baldwin, of Duke Center, Pennsylvania ; 
he was very seriously affected by the Austin 
flood; at this time (1912) he is state senator, 
and has been renominated by a handsome ma- 
jority. 4. Robert Raymer, born at Smethport, 
September 17, 1879; hardware dealer at Man- 
istee, Michigan ; married Margaret Vincent, of 
Manistee : children : Mary, born January 28, 
1910; Alice, born October 23, 191 1. 5. Ed- 
win, born at Smethport, July 22, 1884 ; works 
on the state highway ; unmarried. 6. Frances, 
born at Smethport, April 25, 1886; mar- 
ried Louis A. Kenyon, from Canastota, New 
York; he is now a machinist in Buffalo, New 
York; children: Alice, born March 3, 1907; 
Louise, bom July 9, 191 1. 7. Scott A., bom at 
Smethport, March 21. 1890; works on the 
state highway ; unmarried. 



A Connecticut family of this 
G.\RLICK name was apparently settled 

at Mil ford in the early years 
of the eighteenth century. Yet the family is 
to the present day small and scattered. Henry 
Garlick, who came from England was in Mil- 
ford in 1 718. and in New Milford, Connecti- 
cut, in March, 1721. He had a large family, 
including seven sons. In England also the 
name seems to be rare and to belong especially, 
if not exclusively, to Lancashire. In the revo- 
lution Captain Samuel Garlick. a native of 
Huntington, Connecticut, was a soldier; he 
afterward lived at Rose, Wayne county. New 
York. It remains to say that despite the great 
similarity of name there is a quite distinct 
family, Garlock, of Palatine descent, their 
founder having been one of the leading spirits 
among those early German immigrants to New 
York state. Usually variations in surname, 
of so slight character, indicate nothing else 
than divergence in spelling; in this case, if the 
two spellings have been preserved uncon fused. 



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there is a wide racial distinction, and it is nat- 
ural to suppose that any one of the name Gar- 
lick is descended from Henry Garlick, of Mil- 
ford and New Mil ford. 

CI) Truman Garlick, the first member of 
this family about whom we have definite in- 
formation, was born in Otsego county, New 
York, died at Kasson, McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania, in December, 1878. Beside liaving a 
farm and residing at Wilcox, Pennsylvania, he 
was a teamster, going between Smethport and 
Buffalo and between Smethport and Pitts- 
burgh. He was a Republican. He married 
Katharine Rifle, born in Tioga county, Penn- 
sylvania, died at Wilcox. Children: i. Charles, 
died young, unmarried. 2. Henry, died young, 
unmarried. 3. George Orson, of whom fur- 
ther. 4. Elizabeth, died at Hazelhurst, Penn- 
sylvania : married Horace Stark, of McKean 
county, a farmer; children: Dora, deceased: 
Lucy, resides in Buffalo. 5. Phoebe, died at 
Stillwater, Minnesota ; married Truman Mc- 
Fall, deceased; large family. 6. Lucy, died at 
Kasson ; married Joseph Barnes, of McKean 
county, deceased ; he was a carpenter and a 
Union veteran, having served throughout the 
war in the "Bucktail" Regiment ; children : 
Myra, deceased; Katharine, married Thomas 
Reed, resides in Buffalo ; Elizabeth, died 
young. 

(H) George Orson, son of Truman and 
Katharine (Rifle) Garlick, was born in Ham- 
lin township, McKean county, Pennsylvania, 
June 8, 1839. His boyhood days were spent 
on the farm with his father, and his schooling 
wa.s received in his native township at the pub- 
lic school. After his marriage he went to 
Minnesota, but he remained there only one 
year. Although he had never learned the 
trade of shoemaker, he then went to Wilcox 
and engaged in that work. This he continued 
at that place for ten years, when he settled on 
;i farm in Hamlin township, where the greater 
part of his adult life has been passed. He still 
resides at Kasson, of which he was postmaster 
for t'.vcnty-six years. He is a Republican. 
Beside the postmastership he held for six years 
the ofiice of school director, and for an ex- 
tended period that of poor master of Elk 
county. He attends the Methodist church. He 
married Phoebe, born on Long Island, New 
York, March 24. 1843, daughter of Bernard 
and Bridget (Graham) McKean. She is a 
communicant of the Catholic church. Her 
father was born in Ireland, 1810. died at 



Smethport, December 8, 1890. His home was 
near Smethport, and he was a farmer. His 
wife was born in the North of Ireland, 1819, 
died at Smethport, July 13, 1888. Children of 
Bernard and Bridget (Graham) McKean: i. 
Phoebe, married George Orson Garlick. 2. 
Thomas L., twin of Phoebe, born March 24, 
1843; a traveling salesman, residing at Wil- 
cox ; married Lena Weidert, of Wilcox ; chil- 
dren : Mamie, a nurse in Philadelphia, unmar- 
ried ; Katharine, residing at Wilcox, unmar- 
ried. 3. James A., born August 11, 1845, at 
Glen Cove, Long Island ; farmer and lumber- 
man ; he was three years old when his father 
removed to McKean county ; having received 
only a common school education, he has im- 
jjroved every opportunity to acquire a knowl- 
edge of the higher English branches ; at the 
age of eighteen he entered the employment of 
James E. Butts, at Buttsville, and during the 
two years spent in his service had charge of 
the building of the high dam across Three- 
Mile Run ; afterward he worked at the car- 
penter's trade, and was later employed at Kane 
in the car shops of the Pennsylvania & Erie 
Railroar' Company; in 1874 he bought the 
farm a'',;oining his father's to the southward, 
r nd he has since that time been extensively 
engaged in the lumber and bark business, often 
in the season employing one hundred men; 
having built one of the most imposing resi- 
dences in Smethport, he now lives there; his 
first presidential vote was cost for Grant in 
1868. and he is a staunch Republican; for 
two terms he has been supervisor of his town- 
ship, and in' ^887 was elected a member of 
the county board of supervisors ; among his 
business interests are the Hamlin Bank and 
Trust Company and the Smethport Water and 
Gas Company; he married, in January, 1869, 
Julia (Fox) Hubbard; her first husband, Si- 
mon Hubbard, died February 2, 1866, at 
Johnsonburg, and by him she has one son, 
Simon William, born March 6, 1865, employed 
by the Smethport Water and Gas Company ; 
he married Nettie Parsons, from LaPere, New 
York, born there March 26, 1865, died at 
Smethport, February 17, 1901, and has chil- 
dren, Margaret C, born at Newton, Pennsyl- 
vania, January 26, 1896, and James W., born 
at Smethport, February 23, 1898; Mrs. Mc- 
Kean was born at Windsor, Ontario, in 1837; 
child of James A. and Julia (Fox-Hubbard) 
McKean : Margaret Mary, born January 8, 
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D. Gallup. 4. Mar)', born at Smethport, March 
28, 1850; married Henry Gallup; they re- 
side at Smethport, and he has a dry goods 
store ; child, \Villiam Henry, born at Smeth- 
port, April I, 1880, married Teresa Heine- 
niann, of Colegrove, Pennsylvania; they have 
a daughter, Julia Belle, born June 3, 191 1. 5. 
William, twin of Mary, born at Smethport, 
March 28, 1850, died at Smethport, April 16, 
1864. 6. Charles, born October 22, 1854; oil 
producer ; lives at Smethport ; married Cathar- 
ine Daly ; no children. 7. Edward, born at 
Smethport, April 20, 1858; farmer, near 
Smethport : married Elizabeth HafYner, of 
Clermont, Pennsylvania ; children : Carlton, 
born in October, 1889; Oiarles, born in Octo- 
ber, 1890; Helen, born December 25, 1892; 
Katharine, born July 15, 1894; Lena, born 
April I, 1898; Robert, born February 3, 1901. 
Children of George Orson and Phoebe (Mc- 
Kean) Garlick: i. Alberta, born at Wilcox, in 
1866, unmarried, residing with her parents. 2. 
Eva, born at Wilcox, in 1868, unmarried, re- 
siding with her parents. 3. Bernard Truman, 
of whom further. 

(HI) Bernard Truman, son of George Or- 
son and Phcebe (McKean) Garlick, was born 
at Kasson, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1878. 
There he was sent to the district school, and 
he also attended the Smethport high school. 
In 1900 he took a course at the Westbrook 
Commercial College, at Olean, New York. He 
then took a position in the lumber offices of 
McKean Brothers, at Smethport, in which he 
remained until 1905. In that year he was ap- 
pointed to the responsible position of manager 
of the Smethport Water and Gas Company, 
which he has acceptably filled from that time. 
He is also a partner in the hardware firm of 
Daly & Garlick with an extensive business 
through this section of the county, and a di- 
lector of the Taintor Chemical Company at 
Taintcr, Pennsylvania. His political party is 
the Republican, and his church the Protestant 
Episcopal, he being a member of St. Luke's, of 
Smethport. He married, September 25, 1907, 
Gertrude, born at New Castle, Pennsylvania, 
January 30, 1883, daughter of John E. and 
Elizabe'th (Barber) Walker. She attended 
public school at New Castle, and the high 
school at Smethport. Children of Bernard 
Truman and Gertrude (Walker) Garlick: i. 
Bernard, born at Smethport, December 14, 
1908. 2. George Edward, born at Smethport, 
January 13, 191 1. John E. Walker, a nail 



manufacturer at Smetliport, was born at New 
Castle, March 10, 1853. His wife was born at 
New Castle, April 18, 1858. Children of John 
E. and Elizabeth (Barber) Walker: i. Jona- 
than Scott, born at New Castle, October 28, 
1877; secretary and treasurer of the Smeth- 
port Glass ComiJany ; married Rena Gallup, 
of Smethport ; no children. 2. Charles Ed- 
ward, born at New Castle, November 17, 1879; 
a bottle blower at Smethport; unmarried. 3. 
Gertrude, married Bernard Truman Garlick. 



The Colegrove family of 
COLEGROVE Pennsylvania descends 

from the old Welsh fam- 
ily of that name. The emigrant ancestor, 
Francis Colegrove, was born near Swansea, 
Wales, and came from London, England, to 
Warwick, Rhode Island, as early as 1680. The 
descendants in this country are through his 
five sons: Eli, Stephen, Francis (2), John and 
\\'illiam. It is from the second named son 
that the family of Smethport has descent. 

(II) Stephen, son of Francis Colegrove, 
was born in 1695 in Foster, Rhode Island, 
died in 1787. In 1737 he was made "a free- 
man of the colony" of Providence, Rhode 
Island, according to the town records. He 
was chosen town councilman at the first town 
meeting, which formed the town of Foster in 
1781. In 1754 he purchased some land in the 
town of Scituate where his later years were 

passed. He married (first) Taylor; 

(second) Phoebe Millard, born 1707, died De- 
cember 29, 1775. Children of first marriage: 

1. Stephen, a farmer of Foster, Rhode Island, 
born 1722, died 181 1 ; married 1748, Judith 
Aylesworth. 2. Thomas, of Brattleboro, ""/er- 
mont, born April 23, 1724; married December 

2. 1753, Rachel Aylesworth; he was admitted a 
freeman of Warwick, Rhode Island, in 1746. 

3. William, a farmer of Scituate, Rhode 

Island, born 1726; married Aiuia . 4. 

Benjamin, of Windham county, Connecticut, 
born 1729, died 1820; married October 21. 
1759, Sarah, daughter of Eleazer Colegrove. 
He served in King George's war, and in thr 
Revolution, entering Cajjtain Branch's com- 
pany of Col. Johnson's regiment of Connecti- 
cut militia. He was present at the capture of 
Louisburg on Cape Breton Island. 5. Mary, 
born 1731 ; married (first) in 1759, Samuel 
Colegrove; (second) in 1773, Richard Nichols. 
Children of second marriage: 6. Nathan, one 
of the first settlers of Middletown, Rutland 



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county, Vermont, born 1741 ; married Miriam 
Fillmore. 7. John, a farmer of Coventry, 
Rhode Island, born 1744, died 1817; married 
(first) Martha , who died in 1793; (sec- 
ond) Nancy Corwin, born 1758, and died 
1820. 8. Jonathan, of whom further. 9. 
Isaac, a farmer of Northwest, Connecticut. 10. 
Phoebe, born 1749, died 1839; married 1779, 
Pliineas Bridgewater, of Bridgewater, New 

York. II. Lotta, born in 1751; married ■ 

Shepardson, of Fairfax, Vermont. 

(III) Jonathan, third child and son of Ste- 
phen and Phoebe (Millard) Colegrove, a 
farmer of Plainfield, Connecticut, and Nor- 
wich, New York, was born in 1745, died in 
1812; married Jemima Park, born in 1745, 
died in 1800. Children: i. Olive, born May i, 
1774, died 1859; married Edward Corwin. 2. 
Phoebe, born November 6, 1776; married John 
Monroe of Norwich, Chenango county, New 
York. 3. Esther, born January 10, 1778; 
married Elijah Gibbs of Norwich, Connecticut. 
4. Park, a blacksmith, born December 27, 1779, 
died February 5, 1846; married Margaret M. 
Lindsey, born November 9, 1790. 5. Jonathan 
(2), of whom further. 6. Jemima, born De- 
cember 12, 1783; married Luther Havens. 7. 
Benjamin, born June 16, 1787, died April 4, 
1875, moved to Morenci, Lenawee county, 
Michigan; married in 1815, Lucy Garlick, who 
died in 1847. 8. Mary, born May 5, 1790; 
married (first) Israel Green; (second) Dan- 
iel Burbank. 

(IV) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (i) 
and Jemima (Park) Colegrove, was born in 
Norwich, Coimecticut, July 25, 1782, died in 
Pennsylvania April 11, 1872. He was a 
farmer and surveyor all his life, spending the 
greater portion of his years in Norwich, Penn- 
sylvania, although for a time he lived in Nor- 
wich, New York. Being one of the first set- 
tlers of these towns he used his influence in 
having them named for the town in Connecti- 
cut in which he was bom. He experienced a 
short military career during the war of 1812- 
1814, when he held the rank of lieutenant at 
Sacketts Harbor a position he was obliged to 
resign because of ill health. A Whig in poli- 
tics, he was one of the first county commis- 
sioners in McKean county after its organiza- 
tion, and served as treasurer and state repre- 
sentative for one term each. The postoi^ice 
and village of Colegrove were named in his 
honor. 

He married in Griswold, Connecticut, Eli7a- 



bcth Gallup, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 
March 6, 1785, died in Norwich, Pennsylvania, 
February 27, 1859. Children, all born in Nor- 
wich, Pennsylvania: i. Eliza Florilla, born 
June 18, 1809 ; married Daniel Rifle, a farmer ; 
children : Andrew S. ; \\'illiam Henry Harri- 
son ; Samuel and Olive ; all are deceased with 
the exception of William H. Harrison, who 
lives in Kane, Pennsylvania. 2. William W., 
born 1810, died 1817. 3. Horace, a farmer in 
Colegrove, Pennsylvania, born June 30, 1818, 
died January 16, 1888; married in Norwich, 
Pennsylvania, Emily Burlingame, died No- 
vember 24, 1892. Children: i. Jonathan, a 
merchant of Smethport, Pennsylvania, born 
November 16, 1843 ; married Hattie M. Pur- 
ple, of Troy, Pennsylvania and had two chil- 
dren : Samuel P., and Albert L. ii. Mary E., 
married Jonathan Greely, of Newerf, Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania, and lives at Cole- 
grove, Pennsylvania, iii. Theron, deceased, iv. 
P>ella D., lives in Smethport, Pennsylvania. 4. 
\\ illiani Jonathan, of whom further. 5. Laura 
Ann, born June 28, 1823, died in Smethport, 
Pennsylvania, 1896: married Philetus Gallup, 
a native of Connecticut. Children : Eliza, de- 
ceased ; J. C., postmaster of Smethport, Penn- 
sylvania ; Doroth)', deceased ; a daughter, de- 
ceased ; Albert, deceased ; Abraham Lincoln, 
lives in Los Angeles, California. 6. Laurette, 
born June 28, 1823, died in Smethport, Penn- 
sylvania, March 23, 1850; married William 
Burlingame, a lumberman, died in Smethport, 
Pennsylvania. Children : Amelia, born 1842, 
lives in Wisconsin ; Cornelia, born 1844, de- 
ceased ; a daughter, died young. 

( V) William Jonathan, son of Jonathan 
'2) and Elizabeth (Gallup) Colegrove, was 
born in Colegrove, Pennsylvania, March 17, 
1821, died m Smethport, Pennsylvania, May 
2<'), 1893. ^^^ obtained his education in the 
public schools of his native town, and became 
a school teacher, later following the farmer's 
occupation. In 1852 he succeeded his father 
in a land business which the latter had built 
up. and from that time had the exclusive man- 
agement of the forty thousand acres of land 
embraced in the Ridgeway estate, being au- 
thorized to sell, collect and make titles. He 
built up and added to the business, and at his 
death left property amounting to one hundred 
thousand dollars. One of his outside business 
interests was as stockholder in the Smethport 
Water Company. In politics he was a Repub- 
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elected justice of the peace in 1842, was com- 
mi.-sioner of McKean county for two years, 
and a member of the board during the erection 
of i!ie present court-house which was erected 
G.iring his term, extending from 1879 to 1881. 
He was instrumental in obtaining a new post- 
^irTire at Colegrove and was postmaster until 
1880. He also served part of a term as sheriff 
of McKean county. He had a wonderful record 
as a member of the i\Iethodist church which he 
joined in 1836, holding every possible relation, 
exclusive of that of minister. For fifty-one 
years he was steward, for fifty-five years a 
class leader, for twenty-five years Sunday 
school superintendent, and was president of 
the board of trustees for nearly twelve years. 
His life was exemplary in all respects, and 
contact with him in all departments of his 
busy life was free from any ordinary or sor- 
did relation. 

lie married, January 20, 1841, Eunice Hay- 
ford Wright, born in Kanona, Steuben county, 
Xew York, November i, 1821, died in Smeth- 
port, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1907, daughter 
of Erastus Wright, a farmer, born in New 
York State, January 17, 1787, died in Kanona, 
New York, January 9, 1858, and Lydia 
(Wheeler) Wright, born in Steuben county, 
New York, September 2, 1789, died there in 
i860. Children of Erastus and Lydia 
(Wheeler) Wright, all born in Kanona, New 
York: i. Alpha, born April 16, 1813; a Meth- 
odist minister, died in Missouri ; married 
Charlotte Holman and had a daughter, Lottie, 
living in Rochester, New York. 2. Freeman, 
born August i, 1815, died young. 3. Heze- 
kiah W., a farmer, born September 21, 1816. 
died in Missouri ; married Miss Holman, sis- 
ter of Charlotte, who married his brother, 
Alpha; children: Charles, born 1842, lives in 
Missouri: Alpha H., born 1844, lives in Da- 
kota: Ettie, born 1846, deceased; George, born 
1848. 4. Mary J., born July 31, 1818, died 
in Steuben county. New York ; married Mr. 
Case, a farmer of Steuben county : children : 
George, born 1842, deceased: Ellen, born 
1844, living in Canister, New York; Lydia S., 
born 1850, deceased. 5. Eunice Hayford, of 
previous mention ; married William Jonathan 
Colegrove. 6. George W. E., born October 
29, 1824. a medical student in Buffalo, acci- 
dently drowned in Pniffalo Creek. 7. Lydia 
J., born .August 31, 1828, deceased; married 
Leroy A. Anderson, from Allegany county. 
New York, a hardware merchant, oil operator 



and lumberman. 8. Catherine S., born Sep- 
tember 19, 1831, died in Steuben county, New 
York, a school teacher. 

Children of William Jonathan and Eunice 
Hayford (Wright) Colegrove, all born in 
Colegrove, Pennsylvania: i. Harriet Amelia, 
born February 28, 1842; married Thomas C. 
Saundurs, deceased, a lawyer, from Connecti- 
cut ; and lives in Boston, Massachusetts; chil- 
dren: Marian, born 1867, married Ralph E. 
Howard, from Massachusetts, a buyer for a 
silk and lace firm, and lives in Boston, Massa- 
chusetts ; William J., born 1876, a real estate 
agent of Portland, Oregon. 2. Alpha William, 
of whom further. 3. Lydia Sophia, born Jan- 
uary 19, 1849; married (first) John S. Ross, 
deceased, a real estate merchant, from Cou- 
dersport, Pennsylvania; (second) Willis J. 
Lewis, from Coudersport, Pennsylvania, at- 
torney for the Tide Water Pile Company, and 
lives in New York City. 4. Clarence Melville, 
born July 9, 1852, county surveyor ; married 
(first) Lydia S. Case, deceased, from Steuben 
county, New York; (second) Mary Landen- 
berger, from near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsyl- 
vania; children, both of second marriage: 
William Howard, born November 9, 1893; 
and Martha Eunice, born August, 1900. 5. 
Wilniot, born August 14, 1858, died September 
28, 1862. 

(VI) Alpha William, second child and eld- 
est son of William Jonathan and Eunice Hay- 
ford (Wright) Colegrove, was born in Cole- 
grove (formerly Norwich), McKean county,' 
Pennsylvania, June 5, 1844. He attended the 
public schools of his native town, and although 
but seventeen years of age at the outbreak of 
the civil war, enlisted in the Forty-second Reg- 
iment, Thirteenth Pennsylvania Reserves, 
nicknamed the "Bucktail Regiment." On De- 
cember 17, 1 861, he took part in the battle of 
Gainesville, the first victory gained by the 
Army of the Potomac. The rigors of strenu- 
ous campaigns, however, was too much for 
his youthful strength, and in December, 1862. 
he was discharged for physical disability, and 
for two years was in ill health. He then re- 
turned to school, graduating from the Smeth- 
port academy, later attending Lima College at 
Lima, New York. His education w-as com- 
pleted by a business course in Eastman's Col- 
lege, Poughkeepsie, New York. During the 
year, 1866, he worked on his father's farm and 
the following year was employed as a mercan- 
tile clerk in Westfield, Pennsylvania. In 1868 



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he engaged in the hardware business in Port 
Allegany, Pennsylvania, and until 1873 was a 
surveyor on an engineer corps in the West, 
again establishing in the hardware business in 
the latter year, this time at Sardinia, Erie 
county. New York, where he continued until 
1880. For the fifteen following years he was 
employed by the Standard Oil Company, for 
five years acting as foreman, with headquar- 
ters at Colegrove ; and in 1895 he opened a 
drug store in Smethport, selling out two years 
later. Since then he has been actively mter- 
ested in politics as a Republican, has been jus- 
tice of the peace, court crier and road super- 
visor in Norwich township. He holds the 
thirty-second degree in the Masonic order, be- 
longing to McKean Lodge, No. 388, Free and 
Accepted Masons, of Smethport ; .\rnold 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and Couders- 
port Consistory. He is also a member of the 
Central Club of Smethport. 

Mr. Colegrove married (first), December 
24, 1868. Ellen L. Bnrdick, born in Norwich, 
Pennsylvania, November 19, 1846, died in 
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, October 6, 1869; 
(second) Anna E. Pevey, born in Erie county. 
New York, died in 1888, daughter of James 
Pevey, born in Portland, Maine, died in Sar- 
dinia, New York, and Laura (Steele) Pevey, 
born in New York State, now living in Auro- 
ra, New York; (third) Hannorah G. Higgins, 
born May i, 1871, in Corry, Pennsylvania, 
daughter of Michael Higgins, born in Ireland, 
• 1844, died in Corry, Pennsylvania, January, 
1908, and Bridget (Richards) Higgins, born in 
County Mayo, Ireland, 1845, died in Corry, 
Pennsylvania, January, 1908, four days sep- 
arating her death from that of her husband. 
Children of Michael and Bridget (Richards) 
Higgins: i. Bridget, born in Corry, Pennsyl- 
vania, 1867; married James O'Connor, a liv- 
eryman of Corry, Pennsylvania, where they 
reside ; children : James, deceased ; Edward, 
lives in Corry, Pennsylvania ; and three others. 
2. Margaret, born in Corry, Pennsylvania, 
1869; married William B. Joiner, a pumper 
employed by the Standard Oil Company in 
Chipmunk. Cattaraugus county. New York ; 
children: Melvin, born 1890; Harry, born 
1893; Lillian, born 1899; Marguerite, born 
1905 ; all live in Chipmunk, New York, with 
the exception of Harry, who is a resident of 
Bakersville, California. 3. Hannorah G., of 
previous mention ; married Alpha William 
Colegrove. Children of second marriage of 



Alpha William Colegrove: i. William Ross, a 
glass blower, born in Colegrove, Pennsylvania, 
September 27, 1878; married Lelia Palmeteer, 
from Potter county, Pennsylvania, and lives in 
Canandaigua, New York ; daughter, Harriet 
Lydia, born May 9, 1910. 2. Roy Clare, born 
in Colegrove, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1881, 
a glass worker in Smethport. Children of 
third marriage of Alpha William Colgrove: 3. 
Ellanorah Eunice, born in Colegrove, Penn- 
sylvania, January 20, 1893. 4. Alpha Willis, 
born in Smethport, Pennsylvania, March 27, 
1907. 



The first record of this branch 
AD.\MS of the family is of Great-grand- 
father Adams, who served in 
the revolutionary war, probably enlisting from 
New York state. He married and had issue, 
see below. 

(II) Grandfather Adams was a farmer in 
Ossian, Livingston county. New York, where 
he spent most of his life and where he died 
about 1845. He married and had four chil- 
dren: I. Calvin, a millwright, born 1821. died 
in Russell, Warren county, Pennsylvania ; 
married Marilda Crocker, of Ossian, died in 
Russell, Pennsylvania. Children: Lydia, lives 
near Boston, Massachusetts ; Amy, lives in 
\\'arren, Pennsylvania: Milo, deceased: Eu- 
gene, lives in Russell, Pennsylvania ; Roy. 
lives in Russell, Pennsylvania. 2. Leonard, of 
whom further. 3. Nelson, died when young 
at Ossian, Livingston county, New York. 4. 
James, married and lives in Wisconsin. 

(III) Leonard Adams was born near Syra- 
cuse, New York, died in Rush ford. New York, 
September 2, 1908. He was educated in the 
public schools of his native town and when he 
became of age settled on a farm in Rush ford, 
.Allegany county. New York. At the outbreak 
of the civil war he enlisted in the Fifth Regi- 
ment New York Cavalry and served for two 
vears, when because of ill-health he was com- 
pelled to retire from the service. In politics 
he was always a Republican, and with his wife 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
He married .Amy Crocker (sister of INIarilda 
Crocker of previous mention), born in Ossian. 
Livingston county. New York, daughter of 
Samuel Crocker, a minister of the Methodist 
faith at Ossian, where he died. Children: i. 
James L., of whom further. 2. Edwin L., born 
in Ossian, Livingston county. New York, in 
September, 1849, died in New Orleans 1900: 





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served during the civil war in the One Hun- 
dred and Fourth Regiment New York In- 
fantry \'olunteers. 3. Humphrey, born at New 
Hudson, Allegany county, New York, in 1851, 
where he died in 1859. 4. Alice N., born in 
New Hudson, Allegany county, New York; 

married Bumpus, a rural free delivery 

postman of Warren, Pennsylvania. Children: 
Glen, and a daughter. 5. Frank, born in Rush- 
ford, New York, in 1871 ; married and he and 
family live in the west. 

(lY) James L., son of Leonard and Amy 
(Crocker) Adams, was born at Ossian, Liv- 
ingston county. New York, October 31, 1847. 
As a youth he was educated in the public 
schools at Rushford and completed his educa- 
tion at the academy in the same town. At the 
outbreak of the civil war he was not old 
enough to enlist, but waited in feverish im- 
patience for the long years to roll by until he 
should attain the required age. On Septem- 
ber 2, 1864, nearly two months before he was 
seventeen, he enlisted as a private in Company 
I, One Hundred and Twentieth New York In- 
fantry \^olunteers, serving through the ardu- 
ous campaign terminating in the battles around 
Petersburg, and being with General Grant at 
Lee's final surrender at Appomattox. He re- 
ceived honorable discharge June 21, 1865, and 
immediately entered Eastman's Business Col- 
lege to prepare himself for the business career 
in which he has been so justly successful. He 
was graduated in March, 1866, returning to 
Rushford where he occupied a position as 
school teacher for a short time. In 1872 he 
moved to Bradford where for two years he 
was manager of a cheese factory, then a book- 
keeper, and until 1892 was manager of Swift 
& Company's beef house. In that year he be- 
came a member of the Rock Glycerine Com- 
pany, dealers in high explosives, who furnished 
most of the well drillers of that section with 
the torpedoes used in opening the wells, later 
entering the firm of the Bradford Torpedo 
Company. In 1899 he established as an oil 
producer and has met with unusual, although 
certainly well deserved, success. He is high in 
control of several of Bradford's most vigor- 
ous and prosperous industries. Although past 
the prime of life Mr. Adams still retains his 
personal interest in all his business afifairs 
and each day finds him at his desk. He is one 
of Bradford's most progressive and esteemed 
citizens and is always on the alert to take ad- 
vantage of any plan which will result in the 



benefit of the town. He is a director and sec- 
ond vice-president of the Keystone United Oil 
& Gas Company, with offices at Kane, Penn- 
sylvania ; vice-president of the Kinzua Petro- 
leum Company, whose offices are at Mount 
Jewett, Pennsylvania, and president of the 
Tuna Oil & Gas Company. He holds the of- 
fice of past commander of Bradford Post No. 
141, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand 
.Army of the Republic, and for many years 
has been a delegate to the department en- 
campments. For the past twelve years he has 
been a delegate from Pennsylvania to the na- 
tional encampments. His fraternal order is 
the Knights of Pythias, and his club the Mer- 
chants of Bradford. 

He married, July 4, 1871, Emma M. Tyler, 
born in Farmersville, Cattaraugus county. 
Xew York, January 17, 1 85 1, where she was 
educated. After her marriage she became a 
member of the following Bradford societies: 
Women's Relief Corps ; Women's Christian 
Temperance Union ; Political Equality Club, 
and Protected Home Circle. She was also an 
energetic and devoted member of the Presby- 
terian church. She died January 23, 191 1, at 
Bradford, Pennsylvania. She was the daugh- 
ter of Jamin, a farmer of Farmersville, New 
York, and Melona (Taylor) Tyler, who had 
the following children; i. Frank, deceased; 
married and had a family in Wisconsin. 2. 
Albert, deceased, was an oil worker at Knapps 
Creek, New York ; married and had one child. 
3. Emma M., of previous mention. 4. Tru- 
man, deceased, a furniture dealer in Kansas: 
married. 5. Clayton, deceased, a hotelkeeper 
of Silver Lake, New York ; married but had 
no children. 6. Verna, died in Buffalo, New 
York ; married David Thomas, an employe of 
the Pullman Car Company ; they had three 
children. 7. Carrie, died in Sandusky, New 
York : married Fred. Blackman, of Sandusky. 

Children of James L. and Emma M. (Tyler) 
.\(lams: i. Myrtie M., born in Rushford, New 
York, April 9, 1872; married Clarence B. Van 
Schoick, a glassblower at Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania. 2. Carrie L., born in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, February 7, 1875 ; married William 
T. Lane, a jeweler of Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
born in Friendship, New York, April 7, 1867. 



This name, which is probably 
\\'RIGHT a name of occupation, is com- 
mon in various parts of the 
United States. 



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ALLEGHENY VALLEY 



(Ij Andrew Hamilton Wright, the first 
member of this family about whom we have 
definite information, was born in New York 
state, about 1803, died in Peoria, Illinois, 
about 1868. As his parents were buried at 
Groveland, Livingston county. New York, that 
was probably the place of his birth. He was a 
farmer at Lima, Livingston county, New York. 
He married Louisa Ogden, born probably in 
New York state (the family was a New York 
state family), in 1809, died at Lima, in 1861. 
Children, all born near Madison, Madison 
county. New York: i. Joseph, died at Lexing- 
ton, Kentucky ; married and had a family. 2. 
Harriet, died in Illinois ; married Jacob Deitz, 
deceased. 3. Amelia, died at Lima ; married, 
at Madison, William Excell ; he was a farmer; 
only one child reached adult years, Millie, died 
in the Klondike. 4. Benjamin Franklin, of 
whom further. 5. Lavinia, died at Smethport ; 
married, in Colorado. Schultz, de- 
ceased ; no children. 6. George, died in 
Peoria, unmarried. 7. Frederick, enlisted from 
New York state in the civil war, died in camp 
near Washington, in 1861. 8. \\'illiam, re- 
sides at Renovo, Pennsylvania ; engineer on 
the Pennsylvania railroad ; married Belle 
Hyde, of Emporium ; children : .Mice, married 

McCloskey, resides in Pittsburgh ; 

Lina, married John Robbing, resides in Re- 
novo; Louise, married a ATr. Wright, resides 
in Washington, D. C. : William, an insurance 
agent in Pittsburgh ; Donald, resides at 
Renovo. 

(II) Benjamin Franklin, son of Andrew 
Hamilton and Louisa (Ogden) Wright, was 
born at Madison, November 2, 1835, died at 
Smethport, December 18, 1909. His education 
was completed in the seminary at Lima. After 
finishing his schooling, he worked on his 
father's farm until marriage, and after his 
marriage he opened a grocery store at Smeth- 
port, but he returned to his father's farm be- 
fore the civil war. In September, 1861, he 
enlisted in the Forty-Second Pennsylvania In- 
fantry, or First Pennsylvania Reserve Volun- 
teer Corps, the famous "Bucktail" Regiment, 
and he served in this until the end of the war, 
thus having part in several important engage- 
ments. From private he was promoted to the 
rank of lieutenant. A wound received at 
South Mountain incapacitated him for sev- 
eral months. He was also a prisoner, being 
confined in Libby, afterward in Salisbury, ex- 
changed after about six months' confinement. 



At Spottsylvania Court House, in 1864, he was 
wounded a second time. He was mustered out 
July 3, 1865, and returned to Smethport. 
Shortly after this he removed to Lafayette, 
having accepted a position with the Lafayette 
Coal Company. In the fall of 1866 he was 
elected sheriff: of McKean county, in which 
office he served one term of three years. In 
1875 he built the Wright Hotel at Smethport, 
and while he conducted it it was the best 
known hotel at this place, and it enjoys to the 
present day an excellent reputation. After 
thirty years he retired from this business. He 
was a member of McKean Lodge, No. 388, 
Free and Accepted Masons, Smethport; the 
commandery at Bradford ; and Ismailia 
Shrine, in Buffalo, New York ; also of the An- 
cient Order of United Workmen, Lodge No. 
183, and of the Grand Army of the Republic. 
He was also a member of the Central Club, 
Smethport. 

He married, in 1859, Catharine L., born at 
Smethport, March 15, 1838, daughter of 
Oshea R. and Lucy Green (Warner) Ben- 
nett (see Bennett III). Children: i. Franklin 
O., born at Smethport, October 20, 1858; a 
veterinary surgeon, residing at White Plains, 
Westchester county. New York ; married May 
Parker, of New York City; no children. 2. 
Alban L., born at Smethport, October 21, 
i860, died in Rochester, New York, July 17, 
1880. 3. Hamilton, born at Lafayette, Sep- 
tember 13, 1866, died at Smethport, February 
12, 1867. 4. Ella, born at Smethport, April 
28, 1868; married Clinton Foster, of Bradford, 
Pennsylvania ; they reside at Independence, 
Kansas, where he is a mill worker; no chil- 
dren. 5. Lena H., born at Smethport, No- 
vember 2, 1870; unmarried; she has a variety 
store in Erie, Pennsylvania. 6. Lucy B., born 
at Smethport, September 22, 1877; married F. 
M. D. Watkins, of Wellsburg, New York; 
their home is in Binghamton, and he travels 
for the Shawmut Coal Company ; children : 
Francis, born at St. Mary's, Pennsylvania, 
March 6, 1906; Hamilton W., born at St. 
Mary's, August 5, 1908; Catharine, born in 
Binghamton, March 12, 191 1. 7. Elida Tay- 
lor, twin of Lucy B., born at Smethport, Sep- 
tember 22, 1877 ; married Samuel Powell, of 
Bradford: he has a moving picture show in 
Seattle, Washington ; children : John F., born 
at Smethport, August 20, 1900; Frank Wright, 
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1 09. 



(The Bennett Family). 

There is a family of this name, long estab- 
lished in Columbia county, New York, which 
is said to be of Scotch ancestry, but its genea- 
logical history is not clearly known. From 
this family the present family is probably de- 
rived. 

(I) Elijah Bennett, the first member of this 
family about whom we have definite informa- 
tion, was born in March, 1776, died at Smeth- 
port, January 2, 1850. The place of his birth 
is supposed to have been Canaan, Columbia 
county. New York. His life was, passed at 
Canaan and at Lima, Livingston county, and 
he was a farmer. He was a Whig. He mar- 
ried Persis . Children: William, Phoebe, 

Electra, Anna, Salva, Oshea R., David R. 

(H) Oshea R., son of Elijah Bennett, was 
born in New York state, probably at Canaan, 
April 29, 1806, died at Smethport, April 19, 
1858. He was educated in the public school 
at Canaan, but continued his studies by his 
own efforts after leaving school, and became a 
well educated man, cultured beyond most of 
his time and place. He was a lumberman and 
hotel keeper, and also owned several farms 
in the vicinity of Smethport, and a sawmill. In 
politics he was actively interested and was a 
Republican. He attended the Baptist church, 
and his wife was a member. He married 
Lucy Green, born at Lima, July 5, 1808. died 
at Smethport, daughter of Daniel and Sarah 
(Green) Warner. Her father was probably a 
native of Canaan and born about 1783; he died 
at Lima, about 1858. His wife also died at 
Lima, about five years later, and her age was 
then about seventy-five. Children of Daniel 
and Sarah (Green) Warner, all born at Lima: 
I. Edwin, was a farmer, died at Lima ; married 
Helen Dennison ; children : Arthur, deceased ; 
a daughter, deceased. 2. Hiram, lived and died 
in the west, a farmer ; married and had a fam- 
ily. 3. Lucy Green, married Oshea R. Ben- 
nett. 4. Harriet, died in Wisconsin ; married, 
at Lima, Ezra Richmond ; he was a farmer ; 
children : Caroline, deceased ; Edwin, de- 
ceased ; Ezra. 5. Burchard, died in Dakota ; 
farmer ; married and had one son. There were 
perhaps other children of Daniel and Sarah 
(Green) Warner, beside these five. Children 
of Oshea R. and Lucy Green (Warner) Ben- 
nett, all born at Smethport: i. Darius, died at 
Smethport, aged three. 2. Sarah, born Octo- 
ber 26, 1834; resides at Smethport; married 
Judson Eaton, who was born at Springville, 



Erie county^ New York, August 19, 1823, died 
at Smethport, May 11, 1888; he was a hard- 
ware merchant; children: i. Nina L., born No- 
vember 7, 1857, married Frank Rumsey, de- 
ceased ; she resides at Smethport. ii. Lucy, 
married Sheridan Gorton ; iii. Guinevere, 
born January 21, 1869, married Daniel Brast- 
ed, a merchant at Smethport. 3. William 
Henry Harrison, died young. 4. Catharine 
L., of whom further. 5. Julia, born April 18, 
1839; resides at Smethport; married Edwin 
Richmond, who died at Smethport, in October, 
191 1 ; he was a farmer; children: Harry, re- 
sides at Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rena, 
married Charles Balsley, lives in New York 
City. 6. Edwin, died at Smethport, in infancy. 
7. Oshea, died at Smethport, in infancy. 8. 
Eveline, died at Smethport, in infancy. 9. 
Charles, died in Dakota, unmarried. 10. Ro- 
sina, died in Wisconsin ; married Manford 
Conies, of Smethport; he now resides in Min- 
neapolis, Alinnesota ; children : Nettie, resides 
in Minneapolis; Ethel, resides in Minneapolis; 
Oshea, deceased. Two other children died in 
infancy, botli sons. 

(Ill) Catharine L., daughter of Oshea R. 
and Lucy Green (Warner) Bennett, was born 
at Smethport, March 15, 1838. There she at- 
tended public school, and this schooling was 
supplemented at Lima Institute, Lima. For 
two terms she taught school in McKean 
county, Pennsylvania. She married, in 1859^ 
Benjamin Franklin Wright (see Wright II). 
Mrs. Wright now makes her home at Smeth- 
port, and is a member of the Travelers' Club. 



These families 
STEWART-RICHMOND are of Scotch 
and French 
origin, the Stewarts of this branch coming 
from Yorkshire, England, the Richmonds also 
coming from England, but originally from 
France. The English ancestor, Roaldus Mu- 
sard De Richmond, coming over with William 
the Conqueror, is said to have ridden and 
fought by his side during the battle of Hast- 
ings. In England the family early settled in 
Yorkshire. The Stewarts were also a family 
renowned in English and Scotch history. 

(I) John Stewart, of Yorkshire, was the 
first to come to America. He settled near St. 
Thomas, Canada, about 1834, on a farm 
where his after life was spent, and he died in 
middle age. He married Ann Moss, born in 
England 1780, one of the heirs to a large es- 



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tate that was settled in the English court of 
chancery ; she died in St. Thomas in 1866. 
Both were members of the Church of England. 
She was an only daughter, but had a brother 
who remained in England. Children of John 
and Ann Stewart, all born in Yorkshire, Eng- 
land : I. John, died in Ontario, Canada, a 
farmer; his wife Mary also died there. Chil- 
dren: Alexander and James, living in Canada. 
2. Ann, married James Bell, a farmer, both 
died in Ontario. Children: John, deceased; 
James, residing in Finegal, province of On- 
tario, Canada ; Sarah ; Jane ; Betsey ; William, 
deceased ; Joseph ; Maria, deceased ; Eliza ; 
Frederick, now living in Golden, British Co- 
lumbia. The other children live in Seattle, 
Washington. 3. George, came to the LInited 
States ; no further record. 4. Elizabeth, died 
near London, Canada ; married John Cavan- 
agh. Children : Maria and Esther. 5. Will- 
iam, of whom further. 6. Mary, died in On- 
tario, unmarried. 7. A daughter, who did not 
emigrate. 

(II) William, youngest son of John and 
.\nn (Moss) Stewart, was born in Yorkshire, 
England, September 6, 1820, died at Frome, 
near St. Thomas, Canada, June 15, 1897. He 
was fourteen years of age when brought by 
his parents to Canada. He attended the pub- 
lic schools in England, and finished his educa- 
tion in Quebec, Canada. He became a farmer, 
owning his own farm near St. Thomas. He 
was a Conservative in politics, and a member 
of the Episcopal church. His wife was a 
Presbyterian, later a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. He married, December 14, 
1850, Rebecca Jaggers, born at Port Stanley, 
Canada, March i, 1833, died on the farm at 
Frome, May 22, 1895. She was the daughter 
of Daniel Jaggers, born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, a cooper of Port Stanley. He mar- 
ried Mary Fisher, born in Edinburg, Scotland, 
in 1798, died in Port Stanley, Ontario, Can- 
ada, 1882. He had a brother, John Jaggers, 
who also died in Port Stanley, unmarried. 
Children of Daniel Jaggers: i. Rebecca, of 
previous mention. 2. John, died in London, 
Canada, a farmer and owner of considerable 
property in British Columbia. His wife died 
in 1865 leaving issue: Lola, deceased; Munson, 
deceased ; Margaret, living in London ; Will- 
iam, deceased. 3. Mary, married Frederic 
Bartlett, a carpenter; both died in Port Stan- 
ley, leaving a son Charles, now deceased, and 
a daughter. 4. Eliza, died in Port Stanley; 



married John Mclntyre, a sailor, boin in Scot- 
land, now living in Port Stanley. Children : 
Mary Jane, Charles, Emma and several others. 
Children of William and Rebecca Stewart, all 
born near St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada: i. 
Mary Jane, born July 3, 1851, died March 11, 
1854. 2. John "William, born January 16, 
1853; married Lucy Tully, of Kansas City, 
Missouri, whom lie survives, a rancher of New 
Mexico. Children : Maud, living in El Paso, 
Texas ; Walter and Charles, both living with 
their father. 3. Martha Ann, born August 
9, 1854; married William Moore, a farmer, 
and resides on their farm in Ontario, Canada. 
Children : Edgar Charles and Frederick Will- 
iam. 4. Rebecca Jane, born November 3, 
1855; married Henry Down, and lives in Lon- 
don, Canada. Children : Ida May, Susanna, 
Edith and Herbert. 5. David Edwin, born No- 
vember I, 1857, died at place of birth May 31, 
1879, unmarried. 6. RIary Sarah, of whom 
further. 7. Frederick Charles, born June 24, 
1861, now a brass finisher; married (first) 
Nellie Silcox, child: Mortimer; (second) 
Martha Scott ; child : Charles Edward, born 
1910. 8. Louisa Maria, born May 25, 1863, 
died June 13, 1893; married Oscar Glenden- 
ning, an architect, and settled in Winnipeg, 
Canada, where she died, without issue. 9. 
Lydia Emmeline, born August 18, 1865; mar- 
ried (first) Charles Horton, no issue; (sec- 
ond) John Welch, a bookkeeper of Denver, 
Colorado, their home, no issue. 

(Ill) Mary Sarah, sixth child of William 
and Rebecca (Jaggers) Stewart, was born at 
the home farm near St. Thomas, province of 
Ontario, Canada, July 21, 1859. She was 
educated in the public schools of Paynes Mills 
and Frome, Canada. She then lived for four 
years at Las Cruces, New Mexico, and three 
years at El Paso, Texas, going thence to San 
Francisco, California where she was married. 
She is a member of St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. 

She married, November 14, 1889, Thomas 
Franklin Richmond, born in Smethport, Penn- 
sylvania, May 17, i860, died there January 14, 
1908, only child of William Richard Rich- 
mond, born in McKean county, Pennsylvania, 
died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November, 
1894. He served four years in the civil war, 
enlisting in a Pennsylvania regiment. He mar- 
ried Helen Rebecca Milliken, born July 8, 1834, 
died September 19, 1864, daughter of John 
Milliken, born June 19, 1807, died November 



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4. 1849, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Backus. 
William Richard was the son of Nelson Rich- 
mond, who died at the age of thirty-two years. 
He was judge of the court at Smethport, and 
married Melvina Chapin. Children, all born 
in McKean county, Pennsylvania: i. William 
Richard, of previous mention. 2. Edwin, died 
-September, 191 1, a farmer and landowner; 
married Julia Bennett. Children : Harrie, of 
Colorado Springs. Colorado; Rena, of Brook- 
lyn, New York. 3. Franklin, died August 31, 
1907, a railroad condiictor ; married Mary 
Emorette Curtis, of New York, no issue. 4. 
Emma Jeannette, married Myron Sprague, 
whom she survives, a resident of Buffalo, New 
York ; he was a dentist, later a hardware mer- 
chant. Children: Carlton, of Galveston, Texas; 
Rose Amanda, of Collingswood, Ohio. 

Judge Nelson Richmond was the son of 
Thomas Richmond, who died in Fredonia, New 
York, a descendant of the early Richmond 
family of New England. 

Thomas Franklin Richmond spent his boy- 
hood days and obtained his public school edu- 
cation in Smethport, Pennsylvania. When 
seventeen years of age he entered the college at 
Lawrence, Kansas, whence he was graduated 
in 1884. He studied law both before and after 
his college course, was admitted to the Mc- 
Kean county bar, and began the practice of 
law in Smethport. About 1886 he went West, 
located in Lincoln, but unfortunate invest- 
ments caused him to seek another location. 
He traveled over a large portion of the western 
states and territories, stopping in many places 
and locating for short periods in El Paso, 
Texas ; Tacoma, Washington ; Billings, Mon- 
tana, and San Francisco, California. From 
the latter city he returned to Smethport and 
resume-l the practice of law. He rose to promi- 
nence in his profession and in jjublic life, con- 
tinuing most successful until his death. His 
pract'ce was large and was conducted in part- 
nership with Sheridan Gorton (see Gorton 
sketch). In November, 1898, Mr. Richmond 
was elected to the Pennsylvania house of as- 
sembly, and the same month his partnership 
with Mr. Gorton began. This was a most 
effective combination and, as a law firm, com- 
pared favorably in ability and success with any 
legal firm at the McKean county bar. Mr. 
Richmond served very efficiently in the legis- 
lature, and later he received the endorsement 
of McKean county for state senator, but a 
candidate was chosen by the convention from 



another county in the senatorial district. For 
twelve years prior to his death he was attor- 
ney for the McKean county board of com- 
missioners. He was an enthusiastic volunteer 
fireman, a member for several years of Smeth- 
port hose company and president of that organ- 
ization. When the Northwestern Pennsylvania 
\olunteer Fireman's Association was formed 
he was one of the hardest workers for its 
success, serving as secretary and later as presi- 
dent. He was prominent in the Masonic order, 
holding the thirty-second degree in the Scot- 
tish Rite, and was a noble of Zem Zem Temple, 
of Erie, Pennsylvania, Nobles of the Mystic 
Shrine. He also belonged to McKean Lodge, 
No. 388, Free and Accepted Masons ; Brad- 
ford Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order 
of Elks; the Protected Home Circle, and the 
Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a 
member of the Central Club, a Republican in 
politics, and a communicant of St. Luke's 
Episcopal Church. Lie was held in high esteem 
and in every walk of life was always the true 
friend, good citizen and christian gentleman. 
Adopted child of Thomas F. and M. Sarah 
(Stewart) Richmond: William, born Decem- 
ber 10. 1895. Mrs. M. Sarah (Stewart) Rich- 
mond continues her residence in Smethport, 
where she is highly esteemed by a wide circle 
of friends. 



Waite is an English name, found 
W.MTE in Boston before 1640, and from 
New England it has spread to 
other parts of the L^nited States. It has been 
made illustrious by a chief justice of the su- 
preme court of the United States. The name 
was found in Pennsylvania by 1734. 

(I) Franklin Waite, the first member of 
this family about whom we have definite in- 
formation, was born in Huntingdon county, 
Pennsylvania, died at Salona. Clinton county, 
Pennsylvania. Most of his life was passed at 
Lamar, Clinton county, and he was a teamster 
for iron furnaces. In the affairs of the Evan- 
gelical church, of which his wife also was a 
member, he took an active interest, and he 
held at one time or another most of the church 
offices. The name of his wife is not known; 
she died at Mile.sburg. Pennsylvania, in 1875, 
at the age of about eighty. Children, probably 
all born in Huntingdon county: i. Bartlctt, 
died at Danville, Pennsylvania ; contractor ; 
married and had children. 2. Alexander, died 
in Danville; served throughout the civil war; 



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was a recruiting officer ; married and had chil- 
dren. 3. William, died at Beech Creek, Penn- 
sylvania, dealer in produce ; veteran of the 
civil war; married and had children. 4. John 
Franklin, of whom further. 5. Sarah, resides 
at Salona; married Jacob Miller, of Salona; 
he is a carpenter ; children : Mary, Alfred, de- 
ceased; William, two others. 

(II) John Frankhn, son of Franklin Waite, 
was born in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, 
January 18, 1825, died at Rebersburg, Center 
county, Pennsylvania, in October, 1904. He 
received a common school education in Hunt- 
ingdon county, and became a carpet weaver 
at Rebersburg. He was a Democrat. For 
many years he served as school director, and 
he was constable for about ten years. In the 
Evangelical church he was for many years a 
deacon, and his wife was a member. He mar- 
ried Mary Magdalena, born at Rebersburg, 
August 6, 1825, died at Rebersburg, in Au- 
gust, 1902, daughter of Jacob Gramley. Chil- 
dren : I. Sarah Elizabeth, born at Salona, De- 
cember 16, 1846. died at Rebersburg, in 1865; 
unmarried. 2. Elmedia Frances, born at Reb- 
ersburg, June 15, 1849, died young. 3. Sam- 
uel Washington, born at Rebersburg, July 4, 
1 851; resides at Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania; 
retired farmer; married Alice Loneburger, of 
Center Hall, Pennsylvania, deceased ; children : 
Amy, deceased ; Pearl, Paul. 4. Harvey Elray, 
born at Rebersburg, December 30, 1853, died 
at Rebersburg, in 1874. 5. Mary Catharine, 
born at Rebersburg, September 24, 1856; mar- 
ried C. L. Beck, of Rebersburg; he is a car- 
penter, and they reside at Smullton, Pennsyl- 
vania ; children: Maud, Carrie, John. 6. 
Franklin Hilbish, born at Rebersburg, Janu- 
ary 4, 1858 ; carpenter, residing at Rebersburg; 
married Clara Sholl, of Rebersburg; children: 
Mamie and Charks. 7. Emma Theresa, born 
at Rebersburg, August i, 1861 ; married Will- 
iam Breon, of Mill Hall, deceased ; he was an 
ax-grinder ; she resides at Mill Hall ; children : 
John, deceased; Roy, Hayes, Carl, Lois. 8. 
Lester Ann, born at Rebersburg, November 24, 
1863, died in infancy. 9. George Benjamin 
McClellan, born at Rebersburg, December 17, 
1866; farmer, resides at Rebersburg; married 
Adda Neese, of Rebersburg; child, Jessie. 10. 
John Wesley, of whom further. 

Jacob Gramley was a native of Center coun- 
ty, born January i, 1786, died at Rebersburg, 
January 12, 187 1 ; he was a manufacturer of 
cloth. His wife was also a native of Center 



county, born in 1787, died December 6, 1861. 
Children of Jacob Gramley: i. George, died 
at Lewisburg, Union county, Pennsylvania; 
unmarried. 2. Sarah, died at McElhattan, 
Pennsylvania; married Snyder, of Mc- 
Elhattan; he was a farmer; had children. 3. 
Levi, died at Lewisburg; hotel keeper; twice 
married, had children. 4. Kate, died at Reb- 
ersburg; married John Hafer, deceased; he 
was a dentist ; children : John and Wesley. 5. 
Philip, died at Rebersburg ; married Kate Full- 
mer, deceased ; children : Isaac, Clare, Daniel, 

John, Elmira, Anna, Tillie, married 

Ziegler; Matilda. 6. Mary Magdalena, mar- 
ried John Franklin Waite. 7. Harriet, resides 
at Woodward, Pennsylvania; married George 
Vonada, deceased ; he was a farmer ; children : 
Emanuel, Rebecca, Emma, deceased; Frank, 
deceased ; Fietta. 8. Rebecca, died at Rebers- 
burg : unmarried. 

(Ill) John Wesley, son of John Franklin 
and Mary Magdalena (Gramley) Waite, was 
born at Rebersburg, May 9, 1869. There he 
attended public school. In 1896 he graduated 
from the State College, dairying department. 
Having had two years' experience before en- 
tering the college in creameries at Loganton 
and Coburn, Pennsylvania, he was well quali- 
fied on his graduation both theoretically and 
practically to take the management of the 
Nunundah Creamery Company's creamery at 
Smethport. and he has filled this position suc- 
cessfully from that time. He is also a stock- 
holder in this company. Further, he is a 
stockholder in the Grange National Bank, 
Smethport. For four years he was chief of 
the fire department at Smethport, and he is 
still a member. He is a member of the Smeth- 
port Lodge, Modern Woodmen of America. 
He is a Republican, and has been a councilman 
at Smethport or nearly four years. He mar- 
ried, March 21, 1895, Gertrude, born at Wood- 
ward, Pennsylvania, January 7, 1873, daugh- 
ter of Thomas William and Rachel (Vonada) 
Hosterman (see Hosterman III). Children: 
Lowell, born at Coburn, September 8, 1895 ; 
Leroy Arlington, born at Smethport, Septem- 
ber 10, 1901. 

(The Hosterman Line). 

(II) Thomas Hosterman, of German ex- 
traction, son of Jacob Hosterman, was born 
at Woodward, about 1819, died at Woodward, 
about 1881. He was a farmer. He married 
Hannah Yearick, born at Woodward, died at 



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Woodward, about 1874. She was of German 
descent. Children: i. Thomas W'ilham, of 
whom further. 2. Pauline, died at Millheiin, 
Pennsylvania ; married Thomas Moycr, de- 
ceased ; he was a miller ; children, both de- 
ceased: Thomas, Ammon. 3. .'Amelia, died at 
Woodward ; married Jeremiah \'onada, of 
Woodward, deceased; he was a farmer; child, 
Hannah, deceased. 4. Charles, hotel keeper at 
Woodward ; married Salida Reish, of Union 
county : children : Willard, Thomas, Wesley, 
Ada, Charles, Verna, Oliver, Herbert, Alida. 
5. Elizabeth, died at Woodward ; married 
William Wolf, of Woodward, deceased ; he 
was a farmer ; children : Robert, deceased ; 
Thomas, Charles, Sumner, Anna. 6. Clara. 
7. Diana, died at Woodward : unmarried. 8. 
Emanuel, died young. 9. Anna, married How- 
ard Musser, of Aaronsburg ; he is a carpenter, 
and they reside at Woodward ; children : 
Charles, Roy. 

(HI) Thomas William, son of Thomas and 
Hannah (Yearick) Hosterman, was born at 
Woodward, January 15, 1845. Having been 
a farmer he is now retired, and is postmaster 
at Coburn. He is a Republican. He married 
Rachel, born at Woodward, March 15, 1844. 
daughter of Philip and Mary (Harbach) Vo- 
nada. Children: i. Phoebe Armada, born 
March 25, 1864, died at Coburn, May 2, 1897; 
unmarried. 2. Ida Zipporah, born July 19, 
1865; married Thomas H. Motz, of Wood- 
ward ; they reside at Woodward, on a farm ; 
children : Nora, Lodie. 3. ^\'arren Ellsworth, 
born February 7, 1867; resides at Woodward, 
on a farm ; married Susan Orndorff, of Wood- 
ward : children : Maud, John, Blaine, Sarah, 
Moran, Ellsworth, Earl, Velona, Morris. 4. 
Anna Manora, born July 6, 1868, died at Fied- 
ler, November 9, 1900; married Clayton 
Bower; he resides at Aaronsburg, a retired 
farmer ; no children. 5. Edith Mayme, born 
February 18, 1870; married Bigler Shaffer, of 
Zion, Pennsylvania : they reside at Center Hall, 
Pennsylvania, on a farm ; children : Roy, Paul, 
Clara, Thomas, Mary, Nevin. 6. Luther Cur- 
tis, born June 27, 1871, died at Rebersburg, 
May 15, 1898; he was a farmer; married Cora 
Hazel, of Madisonburg, Pennsylvania ; chil- 
dren : Lulu, Estella ; his widow married 

Smith, has no children by him, resides 

at Center Hill. 7. Gertrude, married lohn 
Wesley Waite (see Waite III). 8. William 
Grant, born May 6, 1874; farmer, residing at 
Fiedler ; married Elsie Krape, of Fiedler ; 

NP— s 



children: Ward, Orvis. 9. Tome Alberta, 
born April 15, 1876; married John Krum- 
rinc, of Millheim; they reside at Weikerl, 
Pennsylvania, on a farm; no childrai. 10. 
Thomas .\mmon, born August 12, 1877; school 
teacher; resides at Coburn; married Ella Gor- 
man, of Coburn ; children : Rachel, Tona, Lo- 
die, Thomas. 11. Nathan Dubbs, born Novem- 
ber 28, 1878, died at Coburn, April 29, 1902; 
he was a postofifice clerk; married Maggie 
Leitzell, of Millheim; children: Randall, 

Stewart; she married (second) Boob, 

has no children by him, resides at Millheim. 
12. Hannah May, born March 18, 1881, died 
September 14, 1881. 13. Elizabeth Amelia 
Pauline, born .\ovember 19, 1882, died at Co- 
burn, March 13, 1902. 14. Mabel Clara, born 
September 6, 1884; married Harry Snyder, of 
Spring Alills; they reside at Mitiflinburg, Penn- 
sylvania, and he is a telegraph operator ; chil- 
dren: Dean, Pauline, Grace. 15. Bertha Caro- 
line, born February 8, 1886, died at Coburn, 

February 3, 1904. 16. (son), born 

.August 6, 1887, died August 6, 1887. 

Philip Vonada was born at Woodward, and 
died there about 1878; he was a farmer. His 
wife Mary (Harbach) Vonada, came from 
Clinton county ; she died at Woodward, 1909, 
aged eighty-seven. Children: i. Rachel, mar- 
ried Thomas William Hosterman. 2. George, 
a farmer, resides at Madisonburg, Pennsyl- 
vania ; married Matilda Mus.ser. 3. Anna, re- 
sides at Union City, Pennsylvania ; married 

Boob; he is a farmer. 4. Catharine, 

resides at Woodward ; unmarried. 5. Lydia. 
resides at Woodward; married (first) Israel 
\'onada, (second) David Mingle; children, all 
e.xcept the last-named by first husband: Kate, 
Ida, Cleveland, Miranda, Ammon. 6. Sadie, 
married Harvey Wise, of Woodward ; he is a 
farmer, and they reside at Woodward ; chil- 
dren : Tammie, Alabel. 7. William, a farmer, 
resides at Coburn ; married Aria Jamison, of 
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. 8. Almeda, mar- 
ried Thomas Vonada, of Woodward ; he is a 
farmer, and they reside at Woodward ; chil- 
dren : Mabel and another daughter. 



The Spechts of Smetliport are 
SPECHT of pure German lineage, de- 
scending from a long line of 
ancestors native to that land. 

(I) Eingenhaus Specht was born in Ger- 
many, 1758, died there. 1831. He was a 
cabinetmaker and spent his entire life in the 



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town of Deuderstadt. He married, when he 
was sixty years of age, Hannah Louisa Hahnir, 
who died aged fifty-eight years. Both were 
members of the Roman CathoHc church. Chil- 
dren: I. Wilham, of whom further. 2. Theresa, 
born 1827, died in Germany. Hannah Louisa 
Specht married (second) Jacob Sasse and 
had a son Carl. 

(H) William, only son of Eingenhaus and 
Hannah Louisa (Halmir) Specht, was born in 
Deuderstadt, Kingdom of Hanover, Prussia, 
Germany, September 12, 1825. He received 
a good education in the public school, and in 
1 85 1 came to the United States settling in 
Smethport, Pennsylvania, where he worked 
at cabinctmaking, then established and still 
conducts a large, successful furniture and 
undertaking business, under the firm name 
of Specht & Sasse, his partner being his half- 
brother, Carl Sasse. He is a Republican in 
politics and for two terms served as borough 
councilman. He married, December 3, 1854, 
Elizabeth Heinemann, born in Deuderstadt, 
1827, died in Smethport, aged fifty-four years. 
She was a member of the Protestant Episco- 
pal church. She was the daughter of John 
Heinemann, born and died in Deuderstadt and 
at one time held the position of overseer of the 
jail. His wife was a Miss Autler, born in 
Deuderstadt, came to the United States in 
185 1, died in Smethport, Pennsylvania. Their 
children, all born in Deuderstadt: i. John, a 
machinist, died in Germany, unmarried. 2. 
Catherine, died in Smethport, unmarried. 3. 
Louisa, died on the farm at Potato Creek, AIc- 
Kean county ; married Robert Alarsh, born in 
England, a farmer of McKean county; chil- 
dren: Stephen and William, both farmers of 
^tlcKean county, also daughters. 4. Elizabeth, 
of previous mention, wife of William Specht. 
Children of William and Elizabeth Specht: i. 
Ct rrie. born in Smethport, April 9, 1856, died 
diere December 23, 1886: she married Frank- 
lin Corwin. 2. William Frederick, of whom 
further. 

(HI) William Frederick, only son of Will- 
iam and Elizabeth (Heinemann) Specht, was 
born in Smethport, October 15, 1857. He was 
educated in the public schools, continuing 
school attendance until he was sixteen years 
of age. He then secured a position in the drug 
store of Armstrong, Rogers & Company, also 
learning telegraphy under the instruction of 
I\L L. Armstrong. In 1875 he entered the em- 
ploy of Western New York and Pennsylvania 



railroad, a branch of the Pennsylvania railroad 
system, as exchange man, filling temporarily 
vacant positions along the line. In 1876 he 
entered the employ of Hamlin & Townsend at 
Clermont, Pennsylvania. In 1877 he was lo- 
cated in Bradford as assistant in a flour, feed 
and coal business. There he was stricken with 
typhoid, and as a result was compelled to re- 
main idle until January i, 1878. He then en- 
tered the grocery and drug store of Hamlin 
& Sartwell at Eldred, Pennsylvania, remaining 
until their store was destroyed by fire in Octo- 
ber, 1878. In 1879 he returned to Smethport 
and entered the employ of Haskell & Gifford, 
general merchants. When Mr. Gifford sold 
out his interest and retired from the firm, Mr. 
Specht became manager of the store, continu- 
ing until 1 88 1, when it was also destroyed by 
fire. In 1892, after becoming familiar with 
the insurance business with Haskell & Bur- 
dick. Mr. Specht having secured agencies from 
several companies, opened an office for the 
transaction of general insurance business. He 
has been very successlFul and has one of the 
largest underwriting agencies in the borough. 
For twenty years he was deputy prothonotary 
of McKean county, serving as such under four 
prothonotaries, regardless of politics, only re- 
signing the position on account of the pressing 
demands of his growing insurance business. 

He is a Republican in politics, served four 
years as councilman, one year as chief bur- 
gess, and school director many years. He is 
prominent in the Masonic order ; is past mas- 
ter of McKean Lodge, No. 388, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, and the present secretary ; 
member of Bradford Chapter, No. 260, Royal 
Arch Masons; Bradford Council, Royal and 
Select Masters ; Trinity Commandery, No. 
58. Knights Templar ; Zem Zem Temple, No- 
bles of the Mystic Shrine, and a thirty-second 
degree Mason of Coudersport Consistory, An- 
cient Accepted Scottish Rite. He is also past 
master of Select Knights, Ancient Order of 
Ignited Workmen, Smethport Lodge, No. 182. 
In religious faith he is an Episcopalian, mem- 
ber of St. Luke's Parish of Smethport. 

He married. May 15, 1889, Adelaide Octa- 
via Brownell, born in Smethport, October 10. 
1864, daughter of William Shaw Brownell 
(see Brownell VI). Children: i. Frederick, 
born in Smethport, July 15, 1890, now a senior 
at State College, Pennsylvania. 2. Edna, bom 
in Smethport, May 21, 1893, now a student 
at Rochester Mechanic Institute. 



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(The Biownell Line). 

( 1 I The emigrant ancestor of all of the 
name I'.rownell in the United States, claiming 
Xew England ancestry, was Thomas Rrownell, 
of Derbyshire, England, born about 1619, died 
1665. He was living at Aquilneck, Rhode 
Island, now Portsmouth, in 1647, where he 
had a farm and lived until his death. He was 
made freeman in 1655, was deputy to the gen- 
eral assembly, 1655-61-62-63. He married, 

about 1638, Ann . Children: Mary, 

born 1639, married Robert Hazard. 2. Sarah, 
died September 6, 1676, married Gideon Free- 
born. 3. Martha, born May, 1643, married 
(first) Jeremiah Wait, (second) Cliarles 
Dyer, son of Mary Dyer, the Quakeress who 
was hanged on Boston Common, June i, 1660. 

4. George, born 1646, married Susanna Pearce. 

5. William, born 1648, married Sarah Smiton. 
{). Thomas, of whom further. 7. Robert, born 

1652, married Mary . 8. Ann, born 

1654, married Joseph Wilbur. 

(H) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) 
I'.rownell, was born 1650, died May 18, 1732. 
He married, 1678, Mary, born May 6, 1654, 
died May 4, 1736, daughter of Richard and 
Susanna (Wright) Pearce. Children: i. 
Thomas, born February 16, 1679, married 
Mary Crandall. 2. John, born February 21, 
1682, married Mary Case. 3. George, born 
January 19, 1685, married Mary Thurston. 4. 
Jeremiah, born October 10, 1689, marrierl 
Deborah Burgess. 5. Mary, born March 22, 
1692, married E. Carr. 6. Charles, of whom 
further. 

(HI) Charles, son of Thomas (2) Brown- 
ell, was born December 2:>„ 1694, died Febru- 
ary, 1774. He married (first) July 6, 1717, 
Mary, born January 4, 1696, daughter of Jo- 
seph and Ann (Brownell) Wilbur. Children: 

1. Samuel, born October 12, 1719, died 1780. 

2. James, born May 30, 1722, died December 
-9' ^7Z^^- 3- Mary, born November, 1724. 4. 
Ruth, born December 29, 1727. 5. Phoebe, 
born September 22, 1730. He married (sec- 
ond ) Mary Wood. Child, Charles, of whom 
further. 

(I\') Charles (2), only son of Charles (i) 
and his second wife, Mary (Wood) Brownell, 
was born April 13, 1745. He married, Febru- 
ary 22. 1770, Content Shaw, and moved from 
Rhi)ile Island to Trenton, Oneida county. New 
\'ork. where he died. She was a daughter of 
Israel and Sarah (Wilbur) Shaw. Children: 
I. Thomas, born January 2, 1771, married 



Milly Grey. 2. Phoebe, born December 13, 
1772, married Peter Garrett. 3. Jedediah, of 
whom further. 4. Elizabeth, born March 8, 
^^71^- 5- Aaron, January 27, 1778. 6. Eph- 
raim, March 27, 1779. 7. Priscilla, June 4, 
1783. 8. Borden, December 18, 1787. 9, 
Charles, November 18, 1789. 10. Isabel, 
either she or her sister Priscilla married Tolm 
Hicks. 

(\') Jedediah, son of Charles (2) Brownell, 
was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, 
October 11, 1774, died in Trenton, New York, 
February 20, 1847. He married, August 5. 
1803, Emma Williams, born February 6, 1782, 
died September 6, 1872. Children: i. Jedediah, 
born August 25, 181 1, died November 9, 1834. 
Eunice, born October 19, 1813, died October, 
181 5. 3. Mary Porter, born September 23, 
1815, married Rassclas- Brown. 4. William 
Shaw, of whom further. 

(\T) \Nilliam Shaw, youngest son of Jede- 
diah Brownell, was born in Trenton, Oneida 
county. New York, October 27, 1818, died in 
Smethport, Pennsylvania, July 21, 1900. In 
1838 he moved to Elk county, Pennsylvania, 
and began clearing a farm in Jones township, 
later moving to Sergeant township, McKean 
county, where he taught school for some time 
at Bunker Hill. Shortly after his marriage in 
1852 he moved to Alden, Henry county, Illi- 
nois, where he bought a farm and remained 
foitr years. He then returned to Elk county, 
locating at Ridgway. In 1857 he moved to 
Smethport, where he bought out a mercantile 
business and established a store in the old 
Brownell homestead on State street. Later he 
moved to a store on Main street. He was twice 
elected associate judge of AIcKean county, 
serving ten years. He was a member of the 
Alasonic order, and at the time of his death 
was one of the oldest I'ree Masons in the 
county. 

He married, in Clermont, McKean county, 
Pennsylvania, August 22, 1852, Octavia C. 
Floward, born in Adams, Jefferson county. 
New York, October 13, 1822, died in Smeth- 
port, November 21, 1882, daughter of Elipha- 
let Morgan and Patty (Hinds) Howard. Chil- 
dren: I. Fitz William, born in Alden, Henry 
county, Illinois, May i, 1853, died in Smeth- 
port. January 7, 1863. 2. \Iary Albina, born 
in Alden, November 13, 1854, died in Che- 
mung, Illinois, September 25, 1856. 3. George 
Raleigh, born in Smethport, October 8, 1857, 
died there December 16, 1904. 4. PVed Will- 



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iam, born in Smethport, November 20, 1859, 
now cashier in the Grange National Bank of 
Smethport ; married Hester Adelaide Foote. 
5. Adelaide Octavia, of previous mention, wife 
of William Frederick Specht. 



The present family was 
LILLIBRIDGE in Rhode Island, prior to 

its establishment in Penn- 
sylvania. The name was very common in 
Richmond, Washington county, Rhode Island, 
in the eighteenth century, yet was apparently 
not found in the county until about 1725. 

(I) Lodowick Lillibridge, the first member 
of this family about whom we have definite 
information, was among the first settlers in 
Port Allegany, McKean county, Pennsylvania, 
to which he came with the Stantons. From 
this it is supposable that he had formerly lived 
at Mount Pleasant, W'ayne county, and some 
slight corroboration of this may be found in the 
early history of that place, though the family 
seems to have been there but a short time. He 
married, April 28, 1814, Anna Carpenter, 
daughter of Samuel and Martha Carpenter 
(Morse) Stanton, who was born February 9, 
1795 (see Gleason). Children: Elias, of whom 
further; Samuel, married Louise Wilkin; Alva 
N., born August 19, 1823, married, June 24, 
1847, Leona S. Viner; Phebe A., married Van 
Rensselaer Vanderhule ; Hannah, married 
Terrence Green ; Amy, married Hiram Baker ; 
Lucy, married George M. Hull; Lowell L., 
married (first) Jennie E. Steele, (second) Sue 
E. Wilkin. 

(II) Elias, son of Lodowick and Anna Car- 
penter (Stanton) Lillibridge, was born at Port 
Allegany, about 1817 (one of the first white 
male children born in the county), and died at 
Port Allegany in 1887. At this place his life 
was spent. He was a farmer and lumberman. 
In politics he was a Whig. There was but one 
church at Port Allegany, a Union church ; this 
he attended, and he was active in its work. He 
married Jane Grimes, who was born at Port 
Allegany, about 1819, and died at Port Alle- 
gany in 1899. Children: i. Annette, born in 
1849; married Irvin Stone; children: Ernest; 
Edwin; Mildred. 2. Wilbur Stanton, of whom 
further. 3. Ada, born in 1853 ; married George 
Baxter, from London, England, deceased ; chil- 
dren : Christopher, Frederick, Mary. 4. John, 
born in 1855. died in March, 1909; married 
Elma Stone ; children : Nora ; Clara ; Clyde ; 
Zora ; Georgia ; Frank. 



(III) Wilbur Stanton, son of Elias and 
Jane (Grimes) Lillibridge, was born at Port 
Allegany, September 17, 1851, and died at 
Port Allegany, February 9, 1909. There he at- 
tended public school. He was a farmer and 
lumberman, afterward a mail carrier. In po- 
litical life he was a Republican; for three 
terms he was school director, and he was road 
supervisor for one term in Liberty township. 
His church was the Methodist Episcopal, but 
his wife was a member of the United Breth- 
ren. He married Eva, daughter of Philander 
and Jeanette (Fay) Webster, who was born at 
Hinsdale, New York, July 10, 1853, and died 
at Port Allegany, January 5, 1912. Her father 
was a native of New York state, where the 
family have lived for several generations ; her 
mother was the daughter of a Revolutionary 
soldier, who is buried at Hinsdale. Children: 
I. Charles Wesley, of whom further. 2. Rafa, 
born at Port Allegany, October 16, 1879; mar- 
ried William Martin, of Armuchee, Georgia; 
there they reside, and he is a planter, and 
storekeeper and justice of the peace ; child : 
Lucille, born at Armuchee, in 1910. 

(IV) Charles Wesley, son of Wilbur Stan- 
ton and Eva (Webster) Lillibridge, was born 
at Port Allegany, February 17, 1878. He at- 
tended the graded school and high school, 
graduating from the latter in the class of 1895. 
Thereafter he studied at the normal school at 
Clarion, graduating in the class of 1899; and 
he had a brief course at (jrove City College, 
Grove City, Pennsylvania. Teaching was to 
be his permanent profession, not a means to 
something else, but his personal choice for life 
work. The first year he taught in Liberty 
township, McKean county, commencing in the 
fall of 1899. For a year he taught in Clara 
township. Potter county. The next fall he as- 
sumed charge of the school at Coal Glen, Jef- 
ferson county. After one year he was, in 1902, 
appointed principal of the school at Custer 
City, McKean county, and there he remained 
for two years. In 1904 he went to Eldred 
where he taught for seven years. In the spring 
of 191 1 he was elected county superintendent 
of schools for McKean county, for a term of 
three years, commencing with the first of June 
in that year. He is a member of Eldred 
lodge. No. 164, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, and is past grand, having occupied 
all the chairs. In politics he is independent. 
He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church at Smethport, and is a trustee thereof. 



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Mr. Lillibridge married, August 14, 1907, 
Lucy, daughter of William and ALary (Smith) 
Kuowlton. who was born at Dayton, New 
York, July 14, 1882. Pier father is the son 
of Lyman and Lucy (Daly) Knowlton, and 
was born at Dayton, New York, June 22, 
1859 ; he is now an oil producer at Warren, 
Pennsylvania. Her mother was born at East 
Concord, New York, October 26, 1859. Chil- 
<lren of William and Mary (Smith) Knowl- 
ton: I. Clyde, born at Dayton, June 17, 1881 ; 
married Louise Butler, of Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania ; is an oil producer at Warren : children : 
Russell, born December 6, 1905 ; Lois, born 
January 29, 1908; Clifford, born March 12, 
1911. 2. Lucy, married Charles Wesley Lilli- 
bridge. 3. Iva, born at Dayton, January 22, 
1885, died at Custer City, October 25, 1907. 
4. Lloyd, born at Custer City, August 28, 
1892; a grocery clerk at Warren. 5. Gladys, 
born at Custer City, May 6, 1896; residing 
with her parents. 

Children of Charles Wesley and Lucy 
( Knowlton) Lillibridge: Mary, born at Eldred, 
December 29, 1908; Stanton, born at Eldred, 
F'ebruary i, 191 1. 



The Shermans are of Ger- 
SHERMAN man origin. In the father- 
land the name Sherman, 
Schuman, Schearmaur, or Scherman often oc- 
curs, and was no doubt transferred by Anglo- 
Saxon emigration many centuries ago to the 
vicinity of London, England, where it still re- 
mains numerous. From this stock a scion was 
transplanted to Dedham, Essex, England. The 
name is derived from the original occupation 
of the family, who were cloth dressers, or 
shearers of the cloth. The family at Dedham 
retained the family occupation and also the 
coat-of-arms worn by those of the family re- 
siding in and about London. Arms : Or, a 
lion rampant sable between three oak leaves 
vert : on the shoulder an amulet for differ- 
ence. Crest : A sea lion sejant per pale or and 
argent guttee de poix finned of the first: on 
the shoulder a crescent for difference. Motto : 
Conquer death by virtue. In New England 
are found two distinct families bearing the 
name Sherman. One of them descends from 
William Sherman, who came to Plymouth with 
the Pilgrims about 1630. and settled at Marsh- 
field. ^Iassachusetts. The other is the Dedham 
stock, a branch of which immigrated to New 
England, and settled in the vicinity of Boston. 



The first of the name of that line of whom we 
have knowledge was Henry Sherman, but few 
dates are given, and the early records of the 
family are scanty. In the United States Sher- 
man is an honored name. General William 
Tecumseh Sherman and his brother John, one 
the greatest soldier of his age and the other a 
great statesman, have made the name illustri- 
ous. Roger Sherman was a devoted patriot 
and one of the most prominent signers of the 
Declaration of Independence. These men were 
all descendants of Henry of Dedham. 

(I) Henry Sherman, of Dedham county, 
Essex, probably removed hither from the 
county of Suffolk, as he bore the Suffolk 
Sherman coat-of-arms. The christian name 
of his wife was Agnes, who died 1580. Henry 
died 1589. Children: Henry, of whom fur- 
ther ; Edmond ; Judith ; John ; and Doctor 
Robert, baptized February 6, 1560. 

(II) Henry (2), son of Henry (i) Sher- 
man, was a clothier in Dedham, England, died 

1610. He married Susan Hills. Children: 
Henry, born 1571, died 1645; Samuel, born 
1573, died 1615; Susan, born 1575; Edmond, 

161 1, married Judith Angier ; Nathaniel, died 
1580; Nathaniel, born 1582, died 1615; John, 
of whom further; Elizabeth; Ezekiel, born 
July 25, 1589; Mary, July 2-j , 1592; Daniel, 
died 1634. 

(III) John, son of Henry (2) Sherman, 
was born in Dedham, England, August 17, 
1585. He came to America in 1634, and set- 
tled in Watertown, Massachusetts, but re- 
turned to England later. He married and had 
a son. Captain John. 

(IV) Captain John (2), son of John (i) 
Sherman, was born in England in 1604. He 
came to America with his father in 1634, and 
settled at Watertown, Massachusetts, where 
he died January 25, 1691. He was a well edu- 
cated man and held a high position. He was 
made a freeman May 17, 1637; town clerk in 
1648, and often afterward held the same of- 
fice : surveyor and selectman many terms ; 
representative four years: ensign in 1654: 
steward of Harvard College in 1662 ; and cap- 
tain of militia. He married Martha, daughter 
of William and Grace Palmer. Children: i. 
John (3), born October i. 1638. served in 
King Philip's war, and was killed in the Great 
Swamp Fight at South Kingston, December 
19, 1675. 2. Martha, born February 21. 1641. 
married Francis Bowman. 3. Alary, born 
March 26. 164 — , married Timothy TTawkins. 



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4. Sarah, born January 17, 1648, died 1667. 5. 
Elizabeth, born March 15, 1649, married Sam- 
uel Gaskell. 6. Joseph, of whom further. 7. 
Grace, born December 20, 1653, unmarried. 

(V) Joseph, son of Captain John (2) Sher- 
man, was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, 
May 14, 1650, died there June 30, 1731. He 
was a blacksmith by trade. He was often 
chosen selectman and assessor; was represen- 
tative to the general court 1702- 1705 inclusive, 
and influential in the town. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter of William Winship, of 
Cambridge. Children: i. John, born January 
II, 1675, was one of the first settlers of Marl- 
boro. 2. Edward, born September 2, 1677, 
died 1728, in Wayland. 3. Joseph, born Feb- 
ruary 8, 1680, a surveyor of Watertown. 4. 
Samuel, born November 28, 1681. 5. Jona- 
than, February 24, 1682. 6. Ephraim, March 
16, 1685, died young. 7. Elizabeth, born July 
15, 1687, married , of Stephens town- 
ship. 8. Martha, born September l, 1689, mar- 
ried Rev. Benjamin Shattuck. 9. William, 
of whom further. 10. Sarah, born June 2, 
1694. II. Nathaniel, born September 19, 
1696. 

(VI) William, son of Joseph Sherman, was 
born in Watertown, Massachusetts, June 28, 
1692. He married (first) Rebecca Cutter, of 
Charlestown, Massachusetts; (second) Sep- 
tember 13, 1715, Mehitable, daughter of Ben- 
jamin Wellington. Child by first wife: i. 
William, died at the age of sixteen months. 
Children of second wife: 2. William (2), born 
March 30, 17 16 or 1717, died April 20, 1796; 
moved to New Mil ford, Connecticut, in 1740, 
and engaged as a merchant and farmer; he 
married Ruth Terrill April 18, 1743; without 
issue. 3. Mary, married John Brattle, of Ded- 
ham, Massachusetts. 4. Roger, born April 19, 
1721, at Newton, Massachusetts; settled in 
New Milford, Connecticut, in 1743. He was 
a man of education, and took a leading part 
in the events preceding the revolution ; was a 
member of the continental congress, signer of 
the Declaration of Independence, and later 
United States senator and one of the famous 
men of his day. He married (first) Elizabeth, 
daughter of Deacon Joseph Hartwell, of 
Stoughton, Massachusetts, November 17, 
1749. She died October 19, 1760, aged thirty- 
four years. He married (second) in New 
Haven May 12, 1763, Rebecca, daughter of 
Benjamin Prescott. Of his thirteen children: 
Elizabeth married Samuel Baldwin, afterwards 



a member of congress and mayor of New Ha- 
ven ; Mehitable, married Jeremiah Evarts, and 
was the mother of William M. Evarts, a law- 
yer and statesman of international fame ; 
Martha, married Jeremiah Day, president of 
Yale College from 1817 to 1846; and Sarah, 
married Samuel Hoar, of Concord, Massachu- 
setts, and was the mother of Senator George 
Hoar whose long term in the United States 
senate was of inestimable value to this state 
and country. 5. Elizabeth, born July 17, 1723. 
married James Buck, of New Milford. Con- 
necticut. 6. Rev. Nathaniel, of whom further. 

7. Rev. Josiah, born March 5, 1726, died at 
Woodbridge, November 24, 1797; graduate of 
Nassau Hall in 1754, received the honorary 
degree of Master of Arts at Harvard 1758. 
and at Yale 1765. He was settled as pastor 
over the church of Woburn, Massachusetts, for 
fifteen years; then at Milford, Connecticut, 
and Goshen, where he remained until 1788. 
Me married Martha, daughter of James Minot, 
a graduate of Harvard and a very distin- 
guished man. Children of Rev. Josiah Sher- 
man : Roger Minot, Doctor of Laws, one of 
the most brilliant and successful lawyers of 
the Connecticut Bar: Martha, married Rev. 
Justus Mitchell ; Elizabeth, born February 3, 
1763, married John Mitchell; Susanna, born 
April 7. 1765; Josiah, of Albany, New York. 

8. Rebecca, married Joseph Hartwell, of New 
Milford. 

(VII) Rev. Nathaniel, son of William 
Sherman, was born in 1725. He prepared for 
the ministry and preached in Massachusetts 
and Connecticut. He married and had chil- 
dren : Edmond James, of whom further ; and 
eight daughters. 

(VIII) Sergeant Edmond James Sherman, 
son of Rev. Nathaniel Sherman, was born at 
New Haven, Connecticut, in 1755, died at 
Hadley, New York, in 1839, aged eighty-four 
years. He was a Democrat in politics and 
spent nearly his entire life in Connecticut. Ed- 
mond J. Sherman served in the revolution as 
private in the Fifth Company, First Regiment, 
Connecticut troops, May 18 to December 20, 
1775, and as a private in Colonel Lamb's regi- 
ment of artillery, enlisting at New Haven 
April 4, 1777. He was promoted sergeant, 
served all through the war, and witnessed the 
surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He 
married Hannah Wise, of New Haven, who 
died at an advanced age at Corinth, Saratoga 
county. New York. They were both members 




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of the Presbyterian church. Their only son 
was Edmond Jay. 

(IX) Edmond Jay, son of Sergeant Ed- 
mond Sherman, was born in New Haven. Con- 
necticut. March 10. 1795, died at Hadley, Sara- 
toga county, New York, April 2, 1864. He 
was educated in the New Haven schools, and 
was possessed of more than the usual amount 
of learning for that day. He settled in Sara- 
toga county. New York, where both before 
and after marriage he taught school and also 
tarried on farming operations. In politics 
he was an Abolitionist, and was the candidate 
of his party for member of the house of as- 
sembly, but abolition was not popular in that 
day and he was defeated. He was a member, 
like his wife, of the Wesleyan Methodist 
Church. He married, November 11, 1818, at 
Hadley, New York, Susan Wilcox, born in 
Lucerne, Warren county. New York, June 17, 
1800, died January 6, 1858, at Hadley, daugh- 
ter of Tyle W^ilcox, a farmer of Lucerne, who 
married a Miss Baker. Children of Edmond 
Jay Sherman: i. Eliza, born December 13, 
1819, died June 8, 1850; married Nelson Le 
Raron ; children : Harriet, a resident of New 
York City ; George ; Fanny ; Jane, resides in 
Hoboken, New Jersey : Delia, resides in Beach- 
burg, Canada : Eliza, resides in Hoboken ; and 
Wilson. 2. Harry, born February 22. 1821, 
died August 21, 1898; married Lucretia Gil- 
bert : had several children, among them a son 
William H. 3. Myra Ann, born April 2, 1822, 
died September 21, 1879: married Nathaniel 
Chamberlain. 4. Jane, born November 8, 
1823, died April 20, 1855 ; married James Orr ; 
chifdren : ]\Iinnie, and William. 5. George, 
born March 15, 1825, died March 10, 1839. 6. 
Lydia F., born June 4. 1826; married Will- 
iam H. Kilby, who served for fifteen years 
in the legislatures of Maine and Massachu- 
setts ; survives her husband with two sons, 
Henry and John Quincy : resides in Roxbury, 
Massachusetts. 7. Hannah, born August 11, 
1827, died August 9, 1828. 8. Myron J., born 
January 13, T829, died January i, 1866: mar- 
ried, in Virginia. Lucy Jones ; children : i. 
Charles Orr, born April 5. 1863. married Bes- 
sie Moot : children : Martha E.. born June 20, 
1897: Myron G.. April 3, 1906. ii. Susan, 
born Alarch i, 1865, married Gus Forbush ; 
children : Lloyd. Lucy, Charles, William, Gus. 
Alice, and Susie. 9. Joel Wood, born June 29, 
18.^0, died Alay 30, 1894; married Louisa 
Akin; children: Elwv, Hattie and Hawlev. 10. 



Lloyd W'., born April 25, 1832, died November 
\f\ i860. II. Charles P., born December 25, 
1833, died June 11, 1859. 12. Sarah C, born 
December 5, 1836, died April 6, 1902 ; married 
George H. Davis. 13. Edward C. Delevan. 
born May 23, 1838, died April 14, 1840. 14. 
Edwar'l Roger, of whom further. 

(X) Edward Roger, fourteenth and young- 
est child of Edmond Jay Sherman, was born at 
Hadley, Saratoga county. New York, March 
28, 1840. He was educated in the public 
schools, and lived in _ Hadley until April 13, 
1861, when he enlisted in Company F, Twen- 
ty-second Regiment New York \'olunteer In- 
fantry, winning a promotion to sergeant. He 
was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run 
August 30, 1862, and was honorably dis- 
charge<l for disability April 26, 1863. After 
his return home he took a course of study at 
Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, 
New York, being graduated September 18. 
1863. He taught school the following winter, 
and in the spring of 1864 having partially re- 
covered from his wounds returned to Wash- 
ington, where he received an appointment as 
first lieutenant of the One Hundred and Six- 
teenth Regiment United States Infantry (col- 
ored), then stationed at Lexington, Kentucky; 
but his wounds had left him in such physical 
condition that he could not satisfactorily meet 
the requirements, and he was obliged to give up 
all hopes of active service in the field. He was 
appointed clerk in the office of the provost 
marshal at Washington, which position he held 
until Christmas, 1865, when he resigned. He 
located in Bradford. Pennsylvania, where he 
engaged successfully in the oil business. He 
is a Republican in politics ; has served several 
years as coroner, and in 191 1 was again 
elected for a term of four years. He is a mem- 
ber of the board of directors and is treasurer 
of the Pennsylvania Memorial Home, at 
Brookville, Clearfield county, and is now serv- 
ing his third year in the latter office. He is 
now also president of the poor and charity de- 
partment and overseer of the First Ward, 
Bradford. He is ])ast commander of the 
Knights of the Maccabees ; past commander of 
John S. Melvin Post, No. 141, Grand Army of 
the Republic, and is now quartermaster; past 
president of the Protected Home Circle; and 
an attendant of the Methodist Episcopal 
church. He is a man of high character and 
much esteemed in his city. 

He married. October i. 1868, Martiia Nor- 



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ton, born in Panama, Chautauqua county, 
New York, April 13, 1852, died April 3, 1902, 
daughter of David Norton, of Panama. He 
was a millwright, died 1909, and married Su- 
san White, born in Toronto, Canada, 1830, 
died in Boone, Iowa, 1880. Children of 
David Norton: i. Jane, born in Toronto, 
Canada ; carried (first) Alonzo Murphy, (sec- 
ond) \Villiam Bozarth : resides in Garden 
City, Kansas. 2. Martha, mentioned above. 
3. Susan, born in Toronto, 1854 ; married Jo- 
seph Standeven, deceased ; she resides in 
Omaha. Nebraska ; children : Walter, of Ho- 
bart, Oklahoma; Bert, of Omaha, Nebraska; 
Josephine, of Hobart, Oklahoma ; Frank, 
Simpson and Edith, the latter three of Omaha, 
Nebraska. 4. Isaac Eli, born in Toronto, 1856, 
died about 1896; married Mary Caskey. of 
Philadelphia ; children : David Joseph and 
Benjamin Roy, both living in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. 5. Edith, born in Toronto, 
i860; married (first) A. H. Wilson, (second) 
W. W. Lewis, and resides in Titusville, Penn- 
sylvania ; no issue. Children of Edward 
Roger and Martha (Norton) Sherman: i. 
Winifred Laura, born at Pit Hole, Pennsyl- 
vania, July 18, 1869; married Simeon Lam- 
bright, M. D., of Dennison, Ohio. Children : 
John Sherman, born August 4, 1904; Edwin, 
born August 9, 1905. 2. Charles Norton, born 
.\ugust 28. 1870, in Pleasantville, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania ; married Martha Dun- 
kle, of the state of Michigan. Child : Edward 
Roger, born September, 1897. 3. Susan Louise, 
born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, June 13, 
1877; graduate of Bradford high school and 
Pittsburgh Kindergarten Training College. 
For four years she held a position in the 
Homestead. Pennsylvania, public library; 
since July, 1905, has been librarian of the 
Carnegie Public Library of Bradford. 



While this name is not com- 
GLEASON mon, it is the name of one of 
the earliest immigrants to 
America. Thomas Gleason was probably in 
Massachusetts by 1653; he lived in several of 
its settlements. From him perhaps all the 
early Gleasons were descended. The present 
family, according to tradition, was formerly 
settled in \^ermont ; and it is a very probable 
conjecture that its descent is from this Massa- 
chusetts pioneer. 

(I) Amos Gleason, the first member of this 
familv. about whom we have definite informa- 



tion, removed from Livingston county. New 
York, to Warsaw, Wyoming county. New 
York, about 1835 ; but, after the death of his 
wife, he returned to Livingston county, and 
there lived for the rest of his life, making his 
home with his daughter. He married Polly 
Sias, who died at Warsaw, in 1843. He had 
at least two children : the daughter with whom 
he lived in Livingston county ; and Ira Syl- 
venus, of whom further. 

(II) Ira Sylvenus, son of Amos and Polly 
(Sias) Gleason, was born in Livingston 
county. New York, August 5, 1828, and died 
at Smethport, McKean county, Pennsylvania, 
December 30, 1896. He had but a limited ed- 
ucation. In 1844 he became an apprentice in 
a harness shop at Warsaw where he remained 
until January, 1851. On the eleventh of that 
month he removed to Smethport, and entered 
the employment of Steele and Johnson, with 
whom he remained for three years. Then he 
went into the harness business for himself. 
He was also a stockholder in the Smethport 
Water Company. He was a Republican, and 
held the office of school director and other 
town offices. In the Methodist Episcopal 
church, both he and his wife were members, 
and he was constantly in some im|)ortant posi- 
tion, holding at one time or another, nearly 
all ; he was steward, class leader, treasurer, 
and superintendent of the Sunday school. He 
married, at Smethport, May 31, 1854, Emily 
Arminia, daughter of Samuel and Weltha 
(Copeland) Stanton, who was born in Mc- 
Kean county, January 13, 1833, and died at 
Smethport, November 8, 1898. 'In her in- 
fancy she was adopted by Ghordis and Ar- 
menia (Sartwell) Corwin (see Stanton). 
Children : Dora, born at Smethport, August 
2, 1857, died July 26, 1877 : Ralph Corwin, of 
whom further. 

(III) Ralph Corwin, son of Ira Sylvenus 
and Emily (Stanton) Gleason, was born at 
Smethport, July 2, 1874. There he received 
his education, attending the common school 
and the high school. In order to perfect him- 
self in the art of photography, he took a tech- 
nical course at the Oberlin Retouching School. 
Immediately after finishing this course, he 
opened a photographic studio at Smethport 
where he has been, and is at the present time, 
a successful photographer. WHiile this is his 
principal, it is not his sole business interest, 
for he has interests outside of Smethport ; he 
is a stockholder in the Smethport Water Com- 



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pany, in the Hamlin Bank and Trust Com- 
pany and in the First National Bank at Eldred. 
He is a member of the Smethport Central 
Club. He is past grand of Smethport Lodge, 
No. 389, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
and is now its recording secretary. Since 
1902 he has been a justice of the peace, and 
since 1903 tax collector for the borough. His 
party is the Republican. 

Mr. Gleason married, June 28, 1905, Harriet 
Marsh, daughter of Thomas Henry and Har- 
riet (Marsh) Ryan, who was born at Kane, 
Pennsylvania, October 7. 1881. She is a com- 
municant of St. Luke's Episcopal church. Mrs. 
Gleason has a very interesting ancestry, and, 
on her mother's side, is descended from prom- 
inent New England families. Her father was 
the son of John Ryan ; both were born in 
County Limerick, Ireland, and both came to 
North America. Her grandfather died at 
Guelph, Ontario, Canada ; he was a grain and 
fur dealer : and he married Mary Maguinn, of 
County Clare, Ireland, who also died at 
Guelph. Thomas Henry Ryan was born Au- 
gust 26, 1841, and now resides at Kane; he is 
an oil producer. .At the age of seventeen he 
left home in Canada, and, coming to the United 
States, he enlisted in the "Bucktail" regiment, 
officially the Forty-Second Pennsylvania Re- 
serves, and served in the Civil war for three 
years. At the battle of Antietam, he was se- 
verely wounded in the shoulder. Harriet 
(Marsh) Ryan was born at Rockingham, 
Vermont, May 14, 1842, and died at Kane, 
Pennsylvania, June 7, 1904. Her first American 
Marsh ancestor was Lieutenant Alexander 
Marsh, of Braintree. Massachusetts, who died 
March 7, 1698. He married, October 19, 
1655, Mary Belcher, also of Braintree. Their 
son John, born February 17, 1678, and died 
in 1747, was prominent in town afifairs; he 
married, August 28, 170I, Sarah Wilson, of 
New Haven. Their son Moses, living at Brain- 
tree, was born in 1714, and died at Greenbush, 
New York, in the provincial army ; he mar- 
ried, September 5, 1739, Sarah Crosby. They 
had a son, also named Moses, born at Brain- 
tree, February 5, 1744, died at Rockingham, 
Vermont, in 1828: his name is given in the 
New Hampshire Revolutionary rolls, as a pri- 
vate in Colonel Samuel Ashley's company, at 
Chesterfield. He married Jerusha Owen, who 
was born at Braintree, June 16, 1747, and died 
at Rockingham, in 1828. Among their children 
was Joseph, born at Braintree, August 3, 1769, 



died at Rockingham, March 14, 1846. Joseph 
married, at Rockingham, May 19, 1793, Jo- 
anna Pierce, born April 10, 1776, died at Mar- 
shall, New York, April 4, 1873. She was de- 
scended from John Pierce, freeman of Water- 
town, Massachusetts, 1638, the line being: 
John ; Anthony ; Joseph ; Joseph ; John ; An- 
thony ; Ebenezer (fought at the battle of Ben- 
nington, in the Revolution, and was killed 
there ten days later, while engaged in a scout- 
ing expedition) ; Joanna. Charles Pierce 
Marsh was son of Joseph and Joanna (Pierce) 
Marsh, born July 20, 1820 ; married at Keene, 
New Hampshire, Celina Thayer Locke. 
Among their children was Harriet (Marsh) 
Ryan. Children of Thomas Henry and Har- 
riet (Marsh) Ryan: i. Kate, born April 21, 
1867, a trained nurse at Kane, and graduate of 
Bellevue Hospital, New York. 2. Benton 
Charles, born August 17, 1868; married (first) 
Agnes Marr; (second) Margaret McCarty. 3. 
Josephine, born May 16, 1871 ; married Ralph 
"p. Yerdon. 4. Myra, born March 23, 1873; 
married John K. Morrison. 5. Edmund Locke, 
born February 18, 1875; married (first) Delia 
Hicks: (second) Lillian May Patterson; he is 
a lawyer, at Buflfalo, New York. 6. Ruth, 
born in 1877, died in 1880. 7. Mary Louise, 
born January 17, 1879; married Roy Carle- 
ton Gifford. 8. Harriet Marsh ; married Ralph 
Corwin Gleason. 9. Florence, born Novem- 
ber 29, 1883, died in 1900. 10. Jane (Jennie), 
born August 15, 1887, unmarried. 

Ralph Corwin and Harriet Marsh (Ryan) 
Gleason have no children. 

(The Stanton Line). 

This name is said to be derived from two 
Anglo-Saxon words meaning Stone-town. It 
is often spelled Staunton, and in the present 
family some of the descendants spell it the one 
way, some the other. 

(I) Thomas Staunton, the founder of this 
family, was born about 1614, and died Decem- 
ber 2, 1676. January 2, 1635, he took passage 
for \'irginia in the merchantman "Bonaven- 
tura." If he ever went to Virginia, in the mod- 
ern sense of the term, his stay was very short ; 
yet there is some slight indication of such a 
residence. In 1636 he was a magistrate in 
Boston. In the Pequot war, he acted as in- 
terpreter and was a brave soldier, and after 
this war, he returned to Boston, but settled 
soon in Hartford, Connecticut. He acted as 
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Haven from the Indians. At Hartford, he 
was an official of the court. He was appoint- 
ed in 1650 to assist, presumably as interpreter, 
in preaching among the Indians. In 1650 he 
also established a trading house at Stoning- 
ton, Connecticut. It was probably in 1651 
that he removed with his family to Pequot 
(New London), Connecticut, and in 1658 that 
he finally settled at Stonington, or rather, two 
and a half miles east of the village ; this settle- 
ment was then in the jurisdiction of Massa- 
chusetts, but was given to Connecticut in 1662. 
He was the first white inhabitant on the Paw- 
catuck river. At Stonington, especially, he 
was much employed about Indian affairs, his 
knowledge of their tongue making him a val- 
uable citizen. Whenever a court, conference, 
or treaty was to be held, his services were in- 
dispensable, and he was connected with almost 
every Indian transaction on record. L^ncas 
visited him in 1670 with a train of warriors 
and captains, to get him to write his will. He 
was also prominent in other public afifairs, and 
received large grants of land; in October, 1667, 
the general court granted him, for his services, 
two hundred and fifty acres in what became 
the town of Preston, New London county. He 
took an active part in King Philip's war; 
served as commissioner of Indian affairs ; in 
1665 was made a commissioner of Stonington, 
with authority to hold a semi-annual court at 
New London, to which office he was annually 
re-electe"d until his death, twelve years later. 
In 1666 he was elected a member of the gen- 
eral court of Connecticut, and he was repeat- 
edly re-elected until 1675. He held other of- 
fices beside these. In the organizing of the 
First Congregational church at Stonington, he 
was a leader, and his name was the first on its 
roll. He married Ann, daughter of Thomas 
and Dorothy Lord, who was born about 162 1, 
and died in 1688. Her father received, in 
Connecticut, the first license to practice medi- 
cine which was granted in New England. Chil- 
dren : Thomas, born in 1638, died April 11, 
1718, married Sarah Denison ; John (i), of 
whom further; Mary, born in 1643, married, 
November 17, 1662, Samuel Rogers: Hannah, 
born in 1644, married, November 20, 1662, 
Nehemiah Palmer; Joseph, died in 1714, mar- 
ried (first), June 19, 1673, Hannah Mead, 
(second), August 23. 1677, Hannah Lord, 
had two other marriages : Daniel, born in 1648; 
Dorothy, born in 1651, died January 19, 1742, 
married, September 11, 1674, Rev. James 



Noyes ; Robert, born in 1653, died October 25, 
1724, married, November 12, 1677, Joanna 
Gardiner; Sarali, born in 1655, died in 1713, 
married (^ first) Thomas Prentice, (second) 
William Denison; Samuel, born in 1657, mar- 
ried June 16, 1680, Borodell Denison. 

(ij) John (i), son of Thomas and Ann 
fLord) Stanton, was born at Hartford, in 
1641, and died at Stonington, October 31, 1713. 
In i6f,4 he was sent by the court of commis- 
sioners to be educated for a teacher of the 
(jospcl tn the Indians, but he did not finish 
his sUidie.'- In 1664 he was the first recorder 
of Soiilhcrtown (Stonington). He was cap- 
tain of one of the Connecticut regiments in 
Kii'g Philip's war, and was in command when 
Canonchct was captured. He married, in 1664, 
Hannah Thompson. Children: John (2), of 
will in further; Joseph, born January 22, 1668, 
married, July t8, 1696, Margaret Cheseboro ; 
Thomas, born in April, 1670, married, in 1692, 
Anna .Stanton: Ann, born October i, 1673, 
died March 23, 1680; Theophilus, born June 
16, 1676. married, June 5, 1698, Elizabeth 
Rogei-s : Dorothy, born in 1680. died April 28, 
I (90. 

(III) John (2). =ou of John (i) and Han- 
nah (Thrmpson) Stanton, was born May 22, 
1^65, liis will was dated February 13, 1747, 
probated July 8, 1755. He lived on lands 
given him by his father at Preston. He mar- 
ried Mary . Children: John, born No- 
vember 13, 1706, married, in 1735, Desire Den- 
ison ; Daniel, born June 8, 1708, married, in 
1737, Dinah Svarke; Joseph, born February 
II, 1710, mairied, in 1737, Abigail Freeman; 
Lydia, born July 15, 1712, married, August 9. 
1733, Daniel Leonard; Robert, born Februarj- 
2rC 1714. married, in 1741. Mary Lester; 
Hulda, born June 3, 1716; Jabez, born Decem- 
ber 10. 1718," ma'-ned, in i"74S. Sarah Morse: 
David, born October 22, 1720, married, in 
I7x=;. Sarah Kimball; Mary, born September 
1 [, 1722, Sarah, born January 20, 1724; Sam- 
uel (i), of whom further. 

(IV) Samuel (i), son of John (2) and 
Mary Stanton, was born at Preston, June 26, 
1726, and died at Preston, in March, 1803. His 
home was at Preston. He married, at Volun- 
town, Connecticut, November i, 1754, Mary 
Palmer, who was born about 1737. and died 
January 20, 1815. Children: Mary, born 
March 15, 1756, died in 1763: Samuel (2), of 
whom further ; Lydia. born February 24, 1761 ; 
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Rebecca, born April 7, 1765; Mary, born 
March 22, 1767; F"reelovc, born January 19, 
1770. died in 1775; Daniel, born in January, 
1776, married Catharine F. Roth. 

(V) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) and 
Mary (Palmer) Stanton, was born at Preston, 
April 17, 1759, and died at Lkllefonte, Center 
county, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1816. In June, 
1789, he bought a tract of three hundred and 
twenty-two acres in Wayne county, Pennsyl- 
vania, and became the first actual settler in 
Mount Pleasant township; he had previously 
done some surveying in that section. The day 
following his purchase he bought nearly three 
thousand acres more. About a year later he 
began to work this land, and he brought his 
family here in April, 1791. During the fol- 
lowing winter he and his family nearly died of 
starvation. When they were almost beyond 
hope, a passing hunter killed a deer near their 
cabin ; then discovering their plight, he gen- 
erously and effectually relieved them. In 1796 
Mr. Stanton was appointed justice of the peace 
in Northampton county. When Wayne 
county was organized, two years tater, he was 
a commissioner to build the court house, and 
he was engaged in many enterprises in Wayne 
county. In October, 1814, lie was appointed 
associate judge of that county. Near the close 
of his life, however, he removed westward, and 
purchased seventeen hundred acres of land on 
Marvin creek, in what is now Hamlin town- 
ship, McKean county, and three or four hun- 
dred acres in Liberty township. In the latter 
township he erected a store and log house ; he 
also planned for manv buildings. His project 
was, to bring two hundred families to what is 
now Port Allegany. In this new home he was 
commissioner of a state road ; business grow- 
ing out of this position called him to Harris- 
burg. Taking his family, he went as far as 
the west branch of the Susquehanna; and it 
was while stopping at Bellefonte to visit a 
friend, as he was making his journey to Har- 
ri>burg. that he died. When he had started 
with his family, they had just had a visitation 
of typhoid in which seven of his children had 
been sick. Mrs. Stanton, after his death, con- 
tinued the journey to Port Allegany. The 
main body of the intended colonists settled in 
Ashtabula county, Ohio. Judge .Stanton was 
a pious Christian man, a member of the Free 
Communion Baptists, and was the author of 
about fifty livmns. He was a man of lively 
imagination, well developed intellect and un- 



usual power of concentration. It is said that 
he read over two thousand books, and could 
discourse intelligently about their contents. In 
(lisposiiun he was cheerful, entertaining, yet 
not jovial, and with a thirst for information 
which made him alert. He married, at Pres- 
ton, December 3, 1786, Martha Carpenter, 
daughter of Daniel and Anna (Carpenter) 
Morse, who was born at Preston, October 15, 
1764, and died at I'ort Allegany, May 8, 1830. 
Children: Martha, born November 18, 1787, 
married. May 12, 1806, William Green; Sam- 
uel (3), of whom further; Polly, born August 
26, 1791, married, March 31, 1808, Thomas 
LilHbridge; Rebecca, born June i, 1793, mar- 
ried, December 10, 1809, William Haines; 
Anna Carpenter, born February 9, 1795, mar- 
ried, April 28, 1814, Lodowick Lillibridge (see 
Lillibridge) ; Lucy, born January 5, 1797, mar- 
ried, February 11. 1819, Elias Morse; Daniel, 
born June 18, 1799. married, January 29, 1824, 
Lydia Chadwick ; Thomas, born November 15, 
1801 ; Lydia, born June 16, 1803, married, 
February 11, 1819, Horace Morse: Abel, born 
June 30, 1805, married, in 1837, Sarah Scott; 
Hannah, born July 18, 1807, married, Septem- 
ber 12, 1824, James Steele. 

(VI) Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) and 
Martha Carpenter (Morse) Stanton, was born 
at Preston, February 26, 1789, and died in 
Minnesota. He married (first), in 1826, Wel- 
tha Copeland, (second), in 1851, Polly Rol- 
and. Children, all except the last-named by 
first wife: Marietta, born April 26, 1829, mar- 
ried, March 10, 1847, Thomas Horton ; Mary 

Ann, married Green ; Pauline, married 

Luther Lucas; Timily (the second name, Ar- 
minia, we suppose to have been later conferred 
by her adopted jiarents, Ghordis and Armenia 
Corwin), married Ira Sylvenus Gleason (see 
Gleason) ; Betsey Ann. 



Matthias Corwin was born in 
CORWIX England between the years 

1590 and 1600. died Septem- 
ber, 1658. He came to New England and in 
1634 received a second grant of land at Ip- 
swich, Massachusetts. He joined a company 
under Rev. John Young and settled in South- 
old, Long Island, in October, 1640. There he 
lived for eighteen years, until his death. He 
owned considerable land and held town of- 
fices. Hi'i wife was named Margaret . 

Children: John. Martha and Theophilus. 
(II) Theophilus, sou of Matthias Corwin. 



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was born in 1634, died before 1692. In 1655 
he had lands at Southold, Long Island. He 

married Mary . Children : Daniel, The- 

ophilus, David, Mary, Mehitable, Bertha, 
Phebe. 

(III) Daniel, son of Theophilus Corwin, 
was born between 1660-70, died before 1719. 
He married Mary, daughter of Simon and 
Mary Ramsay. Children: Daniel, Henry and 
Simeon. 

(IV) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (i) Cor- 
win, was born c'bout 1690, died September 7, 
1747. He was a freeholder of Southold, Long 
Island, in 1737. He married January, 1722-23, 
Elizabeth Cleavess. Children : Nathan Pele- 
tinh, Mary, Michal (feminine), Lucas, Jede- 
diah, Silas, John Daniel, Edward. 

(V) Edward, son of Daniel (2) Corw'n, 
was born 1710, died March 16, 1732. He mar- 
lied and had sons Edward and Separate, who 
are men.iioned in the will of their grandfather, 
Daniel Corwin. as his grandchildren. 

(VI) Edward (2), son of Edward (i) 
Corwin, was born about 1731. About 1760 
he was taken from his family in the night by a 
pre^s gang. ]jut on a ship where he died four 
or five ycar^ aftei, without ever getting back 
to his family. He married, in Mattiluck, Long 
Island, Hannah Horton. On July 29, 1764, 
Widow Hannah Corwin had three children 
baptized : Hannah, Edward and Sarah. Pre- 
vious to February 22, 1756, Phineas and Eliza- 
beth were baptized. Phineas and his brother 
Edward were in mercantile business in New 
York City for a time under the name Currin, 
but soon altered the spelling to Corwin, the 
proper name. 

(VII) Edward (3), son of Edward (2) 
Corwin, was born on Long Island, New York, 
February 13, 1759. died at the farm of his 
son on Potato Creek. McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania, September 15. 1849. He moved 
to Connecticut about 1775, and after the revo- 
lutionary war was a merchant in New York 
City, then moved to Cazenovia, Madison 
county. New York, thence about 1822 to Nor- 
wich township, McKean county, Pennsylvania. 
He enlisted in the continental army at the age 
of seventeen years and served six years. He 
received a pension for his revolutionary ser- 
vice until his death in 1849. During the revo- 
lution he was taken prisoner by the Indians, 
who delivered him to the British, they holding 
him twenty-two months. He also received five 
hundred acres of bountv land, which, however. 



he was cheated out of by agents and a lawyer. 
He had many thrilling experiences during his 
military career ; was in the battle of Mon- 
mouth, at the surrender of Burgoyne, saw 
Major Andre hanged and was with General 
Sullivan in his expedition up the Susquehanna 
after the Wyoming massacre. He lived to the 
great age of ninety years. He was a farmer, 
and he and his wife were for over forty years 
members of the Baptist church. He married 
(first) November 4, 1784, Yet-once Barstow, 
of Franklin, Connecticut, born May 9, 1766, 
died August 20, 1797. He married (second) 
March 4, 1798, Olive Colegrove, born in Rhode 
Island, May, 1775, died December 31, 1859. 
Children of Edward (2) Corwin: i. Harry, 
died in infancy. 2. Ghordis, died in Smeth- 
port, a saw and grist mill owner ; married Ar- 
menia Sartwell. 3. Benjamin, of whom fur- 
ther. 4. Philetus, died in Corwin Center, a 
farmer; married California Gallup. 5. John, 
died in Friendship, New York, a carpenter, 
farmer and oil producer ; married Julia Rob- 
bins. 6. Edward, died in Norwich township, 
McKean county, unmarried. 7. Esther, died 
in Ohio : married Jonathan Southwick, a 
farmer. 8. Eliza, died in the west ; married 
Andrew Still. 9. Nancy, died in Smethport; 
married Chun Gallup, a farmer. 10. Diana, 
died in the west : married Warren Edson, a 
shoemaker. 11. Olive, died in Norwich town- 
ship : married Loren Wilcott. 

(\'III) Benjamin, son of Edward (3) 
Corwin, was born in McKean county, Pennsyl- 
vania, April 27, 1807, died in Smethport, De- 
cember 9, 1881. He was a carpenter by trade, 
also a farmer, owning a good farm about one 
mile from Smethport. In later life he sold 
his farm and moved to Smethport. He mar- 
ried Betsey Chapin. born in Connecticut, July 
4, 1812, died in Smethport, November 18, 
1886. daughter of Phineas Chapin, who died in 

New York state, and his wife (Hazle- 

ton) Chapin. Children of Phineas Chapin: i. 
Sarah ("Sally") married George Allen. 2. 
Sophronia. married Levi Coates. 3. Lucena, 
married Elbert Freeman. 4. Lorenzo, died 
a^ed twenty-one. 5. Electa, married Joseph 
White. 6. Betsey, of previous mention. Chil- 
dren of Benjamin and Betsey Corwin: i. The- 
odore, born February 22, 1833, died in in- 
fancy. 2. Violette, born July 21, 1836, died 
in infancy. 3. Helen Electa, born in Smeth- 
port, Pennsylvania, August 28, 1838; married 
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31, 1842, died in infancy. 5. Estella, born 
June 6, 1844, died at Marvin's Creek, June 
30, 1865. 6. Althea, born May i, 1847, died in 
infancy. 7. Alice, born April 15, 1849, died 
November 21, 1883, at Smethport, unmarried. 
8. George, born March 19, 1852, died August 
15, 1887, at Smethport; a carpenter; married 
Adelaide Oakes, of Silver Creek, New York, 
who survives him, a resident of Erie, Penn- 
sylvania. 9. Franklin, of whom further. 

(IX) Franklin, youngest child of Benjamin 
and Betsey (Chapin) Corwin, was born at 
Marvin's Creek, McKean county, Pennsyl- 
vania, May 26, 1854, died at Smethport, May 
21, 1899. by drowning. He was educated in 
the public schools, and learned the carpenter's 
trade. His home was in McKean county, but 
he was largely engaged in the erection of 
chemical works and tanneries (which he made 
his specialty) and was obliged to be out of the 
county a great deal. He was a Republican in 
politics. He married Carrie, daughter of 
William Specht. She was born in Smethport, 
April 9, 1856, died there December 23, 1886. 
Children: i. Ghordis Burdette, of whom fur- 
ther. 2. Harry, born in Smethport, December 
13, 1887; a graduate of The Case School of 
.Applied Science; is a chemist in the employ 
of the Erie railroad ; married Nina Hosmer, of 
Cleveland, Ohio, and resides in Youngstown, 
Ohio. 

(X) Ghordis Burdette (called Corte B.), 
eldest son of Franklin and Carrie (Specht) 
Corwin, was born in Smethport, Pennsylvania, 
April 24, 1880. He was educated in the public 
school, finishing at Smethport high school. He 
enlisted, April 27, 1898, in Bradford in Com- 
pany C, Pennsylvania National Guard, later 
being assigned to Company I of Warren for 
service in the Spanish-American war. He was 
discharged in the same year without seeing 
actual service. He entered the employ of the 
Camp Window Glass Company, of Smethport, 
continuing nine years, having the contract for 
packing the glass made by the company when 
he left them. In 1907 he engaged with 
Holmes & Gilfillan, remaining eighteen 
months, then located in Mount Jewett with 
the Consolidated Window Glass Company, 
continuing until December 19, 1904. He then 
returned to the employ of Holmes & Gilfillan 
in Smethport, where he is now engaged. He 
is a Republican in politics and was elected 
borough auditor. 1908-11. He is a volunteer 



fireman, belonging to both the Smethport and 
Bradford departments. He attends St. Luke's 
Episcopal Church. 

He married, September 8, 1903, at Smeth- 
port, Edna Lorena Ilafner, born in Kasson, 
McKean county, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1881, 
educated in the public school there and in 
Smethport high school, a member of the Bap- 
tist church. She is the daughter of William 
Hafner, of Clermont, Pennsylvania, a farmer, 
later a merchant of Smethport, now and for 
the past four years an employe of the McKean 
County Home for the Poor. He married 
Melissa Jane Potter, born at Larry's Creek, 
near Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. Children, all 
born in Kasson, Pennsylvania: i. Margaret 
Idella, married Frank M. Spanogle, a tele- 
graph operator, and resides in North Girard, 
Pennsylvania; children: Holmes Hafner, 
Charlotte Lorena, Margaret, William. 2. 
Edith Alverna, married Herman Frederick 
Grabe, an undertaker, and resides at State 
College, Pennsylvania. 3. Edna Lorena, of 
previous mention, wife of Corte B. Corwin. 4. 
Earl Potter, now an attendant in the Insane 
Asvlum at Willard, New York. 



That the present name is 
VAN DYKE Dutch is sufficiently evident 
on first aspect, and also well 
known to all, for the name has won distinction 
in Europe, in the person of the great artist. 
In America the most eminent of the name is 
Rev. Dr. VanDyke, preacher, poet, writer and 
professor. According to its tradition the an- 
cestor of the present family came to America 
with Stuyvesant, but afterward lived in New 
Jersey. His name was Nicholas. 

(I) Augustus VanDyke, the first member 
of this family about whom we have definite 
information, was born in Pennsylvania, about 
1824, died at Irvington, Warren county, Penn- 
sylvania, 1874. A large part of his life was 
passed at Irvington ; he was a bridge carpen- 
ter. Both he and his wife were Lutherans. He 
married Mary Sterner, who was probably born 
at Lancaster, about 181 5, died at Irvington, 
about 1891. Children: i. Hannah, resides at 
Petrolia, Pennsylvania ; married Frederick 
Hinman, deceased; he was a manufacturer of 
nitro-glycerine ; children, all living at Petro- 
lia : Fanchon, Roy, Christine. 2. Abram, of 
whom further. 3. John, died in Peoria, Illinois; 
brakeman ; married ; children: Elizabeth, 



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residing at Oil City, Pennsylvania ; James, re- 
siding at Oil City. 4. Mary, died in Kansas ; 
married (first) James Beaumont, of Paterson, 

New Jersey; married (second) ; one 

daughter by first marriage, Lillian, residing at 
Irvington. 5. Amanda, died young. 6. Sarah, 
died young. 7. William, died at Irvington, 
1909; a car inspector ; married Ida , de- 
ceased ; two children, both residing in Wash- 
ington : Maud, Mary. 

(II) Abram, son of Augustus and Mary 
(.Sterner) V'anDyke, was bom in Montours- 
ville, Pennsylvania, May, 1846, died at Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, January 17, 1908. He at- 
tended public school in his native county. By 
trade he was a machinist. At a later time he 
worked for the Standard Oil Company at 
Bradford for a period of thirty years. He was 
a Democrat. He married Marinda Jane, born 
near Smethport, September 17, 1847, daughter 
of Lyman and Mary (.•\ldrich) Stark. Her 
home is now at Bradford. Her father, who 
died at Tuna Creek, Pennsylvania, 1901, was 
born near Smethport ; he is thought to have 
been descended from Philander Stark, a near 
relative of General John Stark, the victor at 
Bennington. Children of Abram and Marinda 
Jane (Stark) VanDyke: i. Augustus, born at 
Kane, Pennsylvania, August, 1868, died at 
Smethport, 1870. 2. William Elmer, of whom 
further. 3. Irma Esther, born at Kane, Octo- 
ber 25, 1872; married (first) Leonard Flagg, 
from Tuneassa, New York ; he was a farmer ; 
she married (second) Harry Campbell, of 
Tuneassa ; there they live, he being a farmer ; 
children, two by first, three by second, hus- 
band: Mortimer, born in November, 1896; 
Leonarda, born in September, 1898; Josephine, 
born July 25, 1905; Richard, born April 10, 
1907; Winifred, born December 5, 1910. 4. 
Frederick, born at Oil City, October 30, 1874; 
foreman, at Olean, New York, for the Stand- 
ard Oil Company ; married Ethel Fee, of Brad- 
ford ; child, Fannie. 5. Mortimer, born at Oil 
City, November 2, 1876; foreman at Olean 
for the Standard Oil Company ; married Min- 
nie ShalTer, of Olean; children: Irma Marin- 
da, Lawrence Donald, Wava Audrey, Bessie 
Elaine, Jessie Eileen (the last two twins, born 
April 21, 1905). 6. Winfield Abram, born at 
Tuna Creek, October 3, 1883 ; resides with his 
mother at Bradford, unmarried. 

(III) Rev. William Elmer VanDyke, son 
of Abram and Marinda Jane (Stark) Van- 



Dyke, was born at Kane, December 25, 1870. 
He received a public school education in Mc- 
Kean county, and attended Limestone Acad- 
emy, Limestone, New York. When he was 
eighteen years of age he took a position as 
clerk in the general store at Mount Alton, 
Pennsylvania, and there he remained until he 
was twenty-one. From 1892 to 1896 he was 
manager of the Helvetia Supply Company, at 
Helvetia. Pennsylvania, and assistant post- 
master of Helvetia. Having, however, become 
a member of the Protestant Episcopal church, 
and <lesiring to live a life of Christian devo- 
tion, he s])ent three years with the Order of 
the Holy Cross, while the Fathers were still at 
Westminster, Maryland. After this he studied 
privately for orders, and on April 23, 1903, 
he was ordained deacon by Bishop Whitehead 
at Ridgway, Penns^-lvania. For two years he 
was in charge at Osceola Mills. Then he came 
to Smethport and was assistant for two years. 
During this period, September 16, 1906, he 
was ordained priest at Smethport by the same 
bishop. For a year and a half he had charge 
of the Episcopal church at Kane. For a year, 
thereafter, he was vicar of St. Mary's Me- 
morial Church, in Pittsburgh. In 1909 he was 
made rector of St. Luke's, Smethport. He is 
a member of the Central Club at Smethport. 
He is a Republican. 

He married (first) June 3, 1899, Blanche 
(Packer) Donnelly, born at Beech Creek, 
Pennsylvania, November 16, 1866, died at Du- 
Bois, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1901 ; married 
(second) June 25, 1907, Helen Eliza, daugh- 
ter of Frederick Arthur and Leone (Hucner- 
feld) McCoy, who was born at Ellicottville, 
New York, April i, 1878. She is a member 
of the Daughters of the American Revolution 
and a communicant of St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church. Her father was the son of Stephen 
and Eliza (Vinton) McCoy, and her mother 
was daughter of Peter Joseph Huenerfeld, a 
native of Germany. Children of Frederick 
Arthur and Leone (Huenerfeld) McCoy: Eu- 
gene, died young ; Guy, married Edna Dunbar ; 
Grace, married H. H. Redfield ; Helen Eliza, 
of previous mention ; Mary, deceased ; Robert, 
deceased ; Allen, deceased. Children of Rev. 
William Elmer VanDyke, one by first, two by 
second, wife: Howard Sutton, born Septem- 
ber 20, 1901, died at DuBois, September 25, 
1901 ; Jane, born at Bradford, July 25, 1908; 
Andrew McCoy, born at Smethport, Novem- 
ber 30, 1910. 



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The Greens of this record de- 

GREEN scend from an ancient English 

family, and only claim residence 

ni the United States since 1872, when William 

A. (2), father of Samuel Green, of Snieth- 

jiort, came to this comitry. 

(II) William A. (2), son of William A. 
(i ) Green, was born in Birmingham, England, 
February 28, 1841, died in Smethport, Sep- 
tember I, 1902. He was the only child of his 
l^arents, who were both members of the Es- 
tablished Church of England. He was edu- 
cated in the English schools, and became a 
butcher by trade. After the birth of scyen of 
his twelve children he came, in 1872, to the 
United States. He settled first in Wellsboro, 
Tioga county, Pennsylvania, where he was 
joined by his wife and family in February, 
1873. In 1878 he came to Smethport. He was 
a Republican in politics and a member of the 
Episcopal church. 

He married Sarah Field, born in Birming- 
ham, England, December 23, 1840, who sur- 
vives him, now a resident of Seattle, Wash- 
ington. Children, first seven born in Bir- 
mingham: I. Wilham, died young. 2. Ebenezer, 
now a poultry farmer at South Park, Wash- 
ington ; married and has children : Lawrence, 
deceased; Robert; Lucy; Eben Jr., born at 
Seattle, Washington. 3. Henry, now a poultry 
farmer at South Park, Washington ; married 
Nellie Smith of Tylersburg, Pennsylvania. 
Children: Iva ; Ruba, died in infancy; Edith, 
died young; Ruby. 4. John A., now a poultry 
and garden farmer of South Park, Washing- 
ton ; married Minnie Smith of Tylersburg, 
Pennsylvania. Children: Arthur, born 1894; 
Forest, 1896. 5. Joseph, died in infancy. 6. 
Moses, died in infancy. 7. Samuel, of whom 
further. 8. Mary, born September 9, 1874, in 
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania ; married George H. 
Denning, born in Eldred, Pennsylvania, March 
31, 1872, now proprietor of a meat market in 
Smethport. Children : Rita, Gerald. 9. Lu- 
cretia, born in Wellsboro in 1876, died in 
England 1879, while there with her mother 
visiting. lo. Phoebe, born in England, 1878; 
married (first) Leon Grigsby ; (second) in 
Seattle, Emmett Miller, and now resides in 
Peoria, Illinois ; child : Harriet Elsie, born July 
31, 1912, in Peoria. 11. Gertrude, born in 
Smethport, 1880; married Orson Kimball, and 
resides in Seattle,' Washington, no living chil- 
dren. 12. Mountford J., born in Smethport 



1883, now a groceryman in Seattle, Wa.shing- 
ton, unmarried. 

(II) Samuel, son of William .\. (2) and 
Sarah (Field) Green, was born in Birming- 
ham, England, November 2, 1872. He was 
three months old when brought to the United 
States by his mother, and from that age has 
resided in McKean county with the exception 
of one year. He was educated in the public 
schools and the State Normal School at Edin- 
boro, leaving school in 1901. He spent the 
next year in Seattle, \^'ashington, working at 
carpentering. In 1902 he returned to Smeth- 
port and finished learning his trade, at which 
he has since been employed as journeyman and 
contractor. He also has a general teaming 
business. One of the public buildings that he 
helped to erect was the Bradford Theatre. He 
is a Republican in politics, serving on election 
boards and in other minor offices. He is a 
member and trustee of the Baptist church, and 
belongs to the Smethport Volunteer Fire De- 
partment and to the Protected Home Circle. 
His wife attends the Baptist church, and also 
belongs to the Protected Home Circle. 

He married, April 20, 1893, Mittie Eliza- 
beth, born in Smethport, January 16, 1876, 
daughter of William Robert Taylor, born in 
Smethport, 1843, died there October 29, 1882, 
son of John B. Taylor, son of Deacon James 
Taylor, son of Robert Taylor, the immigrant. 
William Robert Taylor married Caroline 
Provin, born March 4, 1853, died in Smeth- 
port January 22, 1891. Children: i. Harriet 
Estella, born October 29, 1874; married 
Charles G. Mesler, and resides in Williamsport, 
Pennsylvania. Children: i. Paul, born No- 
vember 27, 1894. resides in Fremont, Ohio. ii. 
Emmett, born March zj, 1896, now attending 
the Industrial School at Williamsport. 2. Mit- 
tie Elizabeth, of previous mention. Caroline 
( Provin) Taylor survived her husband and 
married (second) in 1886, James Moses, a 
farmer of Allegany county, New York, who 
died in 1890; no issue. Caroline was a daugh- 
ter of Samuel Provin, born in Westfield, Mas- 
sachusetts, 1825, died in Farmer's Valley, 
Pennsylvania. November 18, 1892. He was a 
soldier of the civil war, serving in the Penn- 
sylvania Bucktail Regiment. He married Har- 
riet Coon, of Steuben county. New York, born 
Se]jtcmber 22. 1829, now residing in Olean, 
New York. Children of Samuel Provin: i. 
San ford, born February, 1848, in Addison, 



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New York, now a fanner of Farmer's Valley, 
Pennsylvania, owning a large farm. He mar- 
ried (first) Ellen Hamlin, who died in Ridg- 
way, Pennsylvania, in 1873, leaving a daugh- 
ter: Mary. He married (second) Catherine 
Coates; children: Jennie, Charles, Sanford 
(2), William, Rhoda, Alice, Leona, Donald. 
2. Alfred L., born in Westfield, Tioga county, 
Pennsylvania, August 30, 1849, now a farmer 
and lumberman of East Smethport. He mar- 
ried (first) Nellie Taylor, born 1864, in Cory- 
ville, Pennsylvania, died 1887, no issue; mar- 
ried (second) Desire Betts, born in Riceville, 
Pennsylvania, December 1842, died January 
1908; married (third) Ella J. Churchley, born 
in London, England, November 13, 1868, no 
issue. 3. Alonzo, born 1850, died 1861. 4. 
Lncy, born 1851, died 1852. 5. Caroline, of 
previous mention. 6. Duella D., born 1855 ; 
married (first) Alty Sloan. Children: Nina 
and Harry. He married (second) Annie 

, and resides in Jamestown, New York. 

7. Willis V^, resides in Olean, New York, a 
baker ; married Sarah McCarthy. Children : 
Bessie, William, Roxanna. 8. Charles, died 
aged sixteen years. 

John B. Taylor, grandfather of Mrs. Mittie 
E. (Taylor) Green, died in Smethport about 
1879. He was a blacksmith. He married 
Elizabeth Holcomb, born in Connecticut, died 
in Smethport, September 23, 1901, aged about 
seventy-eight years. Both were members of 
the Baptist church. Children of John B. Tay- 
lor, all born in Smethport, where four died 
young: I. Victor, now a farmer of Danville, 
Illinois, married and has a large family. 2. 
Leroy, a farmer of Iowa, married and has is- 
sue. 3. Mary, died in Kilbourne City, Wis- 
consin ; married a Mr. Pike, also deceased, 
leaving issue. 4. Matilda, married Nathaniel 
Cummings, whom she survives, a resident of 
Bloomington, Illinois. Children: Carrie; Lulu, 
deceased. 5. Maria, died in a hospital in Buf- 
falo in 1892; married a Mr. Harm and resides 
in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Children : Lewis 
and Frederick, both living in Pittsburgh. 6. 
William Robert, of previous mention. 7. Ed- 
ward, died in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania, mar- 
ried Lottie Reynolds, also deceased. Chil- 
dren : John H., Robert E., Frederick E., Laura 
Reynolds, Edna Matilda. 8. Ezra, joined the 
gold hunters in the Klondike and has never 
since been heard from. Elizabeth Holcomb, 
mother of the foregoing children, was a cousin 



of John Howard Payne, the composer of 
"Home, Sweet Home." 

Children of Samuel and Mittie Elizabeth 
(Taylor) Green, all born in Smethport: i. Ha- 
zel Estella, born April 10, 1894, married W. 
P. Mitchell, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, 
a printer, and lives in Olean, New York. 
Child: Norma Kathleen, born June 12, 1912. 
2. Noal Everett, born September 12, 1896. 3. 
Milton Taylor, October i, 1899. 4. Homer 
Samuel, February 19, 1908. 



The surname 

IIQLMES-CARTER Holmes is of ancient 

English origin and 

most of the American families of the name are 

descended from three brothers, emigrants, who 

came to New England before 1650. 

(I) Francis Holmes, immigrant ancestor 
of the line following, was an inhabitant of 
Stamford, Connecticut, as early as 1648. His 
will dated September 6, 167 1, is recorded in 
Fairfield, Connecticut. In it he mentions wife 
.\nn and four children. 

(II) John, second child of Francis Holmes, 
was born in England. He married, 1659, Ra- 
chel Waterbury, of Stamford; ten children. 

(HI) Stephen, son of John Holmes, was 
born January 14, 1665, died in (jreenwich, 
1710. He married, November 18, 1688, at 
Stamford, Mary Hobby ; nine children. 

(IV) Benjamin, son of Stephen Holmes, 
was living in Greenwich, May 18, 1721. He 
served in Captain Clark's company. Eleventh 
Regiment Connecticut Militia, and died soon 
after his second marriage. The name of his 
first wife is unknown ; his second was Susanna 
Reynolds. By first wife he had sons: Israel 
and Reuben. 

(\') Reuben, son of Benjamin Holmes and 
his first wife, was born in Greenwich, Con- 
necticut, about 1732. He chose as his guardian, 
February 4, 1746, Nathaniel Mead, and in the 
proceedings at that time was called fourteen 
years of age and the minor son of Benjamin 
Holmes, of Greenwich, deceased. He married 
(second) (first wife unknown) in 1762, Ruth, 
daughter of John \\'ood, of Long Island ; 
eight children. 

(VI) Abel, son of Reuben Holmes, was 
born in Greenwich, Connecticut, 1760, died in 
I'nadilla Center, Otsego county. New York, a 

farmer. He married (first) Esther , 

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of the Universalist church. There were eight 
children by first wife, names not given, and ten 
by second wife, six of whom are given. Chil- 
dren: I. John, of whom further. 2. Seeley, 
died in the west; married and left children: 
Joseph and Betsey. 3. Rizpah. 4. Amos, died 
in Unadilla, New York, a farmer; married and 
had issue : Esther, deceased : Fanny, married 
William Ballister (second wife) ; Mary, mar- 
ried William Ballister (first wife) ; John. 5. 
Charlotte, married Abel Palmer ; both died in 
L'nadilla ; children : Esther. iMary, Abel, all 
deceased. 6. Ira, married twice, one of his 
wives being Phebe Richmond ; he had three 
children by first wife and two by second, 
namely, Phebe and Kneeland. 

(VII) John (2), son of Abel Holmes, was 
born in Welling, Tolland county, Connecticut, 
October 12, 1790, died August 2, 1865, at 
Smethport, which had been his residence 
since 1832. When nine years of age he was 
taken to Chenango county. New York, by his 
father, and there owing to the death of his 
mother was adopted by General Robert Mor- 
ris, of Gilbertsville. When he took the lad 
General Morris promised him a public school 
education and that when he became of age 
would present him with a yoke of two year old 
oxen. These promises were faithfully kept. 
Shortly after becoming of legal age the second 
war with England broke out and the young 
man was drafted for military service. He was 
at Sackett's Harbor, and when the British 
and Indians burned Bufifalo was stationed at 
Port Erie. After the war he became a tanner 
and currier, owning a tannery at Marvin's 
Creek. He was also a boot and shoe manu- 
facturer. He prospered in business and be- 
came a man of prominence. He had as partner 
his brother Ira, and they erected a tannery at 
Latham's Corners in 1827. In 1846 he was 
appointed judge in McKean county to fill the 
place of Judge Nelson Richmond. He was a 
Democrat in politics, and a member of the 
L^niversalist church. 

He married Nancy Richmond, born in Che- 
nango county. New York, at Guilford Center, 
September 27, 1802, died in Coryville, Octo- 
ber 14, 1887, cousin of the wife of Ira Holmes. 
She was a Methodist in early life, later an 
Episcopalian. Her father, Thomas Richmond, 
was born in Rhode Island, March 12, 1778, 
died in Smethport, July 2, 1864, a carpenter 
and farmer. He married Lucy Durand, born 
in Rhode Island, 1778, died at Latham's 



Bridge, May 12, 1854. Children of Thomas 
Richmond: i. Nancy, of previous mention, 
wife of John Holmes. 2. Seth D., born at 
Latham's Bridge on the Unadilla road, died at 
Latham's Corners ; married Maria Cornwell ; 
children : Catherine, married Nelson Green ; 
Orson; Henry, married Sarah Coon and had: 
Marion, Leroy, Minnie, Olin and another 
daughter. 3. Nelson, born at Latham's 
Bridge ; married Melvina Chapin ; was a busi- 
ness partner of John Holmes and died in 
Smethport ; children : i. William Henry, mar- 
ried Nellie Milliken, of Smethport, child, 
Thomas ; ii. Edwin, married Julia Bennett, 
children : Harry and Rena ; iii. Frank, married 
Emerett Curtis ; iv. George, died young ; v. 
Mary, died young; vi. Emma, married Dr. 
Myron A. Sprague, deceased ; children : Carl- 
ton and Rose. Children of John and Nancy 
Holmes: i. Lucy, born at Latham's Corners, 
New York, 1822, died at Coryville, Pennsyl- 
vania, 1889; married Captain A. C. Cory, an 
officer of Company I, Fifty-eighth Regiment of 
Pennsylvania ; he was a printer and published 
the first newspaper printed in Smethport ; 
later a farmer ; died in Corryville, 1892 ; chil- 
dren: i. Orson, born June 13, 1840, married 
Lucina Tuttle, child, John, born January. 
1862; ii. Nancy, died in infancy: iii. Ella, born 
April I, 1858, married Frank Holmes, a 
farmer of near Rochester, New York, chil- 
dren : John, Orra, Lucy, Leonard, Homer, de- 
ceased at age of twelve years. 2. Harriet, born 
January 7, 1825, at Latham's Corners : married 
Byron D. Hamlin, a prominent citizen of 
Smethport. 3. Ormond A., born July, 1827, 
at Latham's Corners, a merchant ; married 
Mary A. Scull, both deceased : no issue. 4. 
Thomas, born 1828, died 1851, unmarried. 5. 
Maria, of whom further. 

(VIII) Maria, youngest daughter of John 
(2) and Nancy (Richmond) Holmes, was 
born at Smethport, Pennsylvania, December 
2-j. 1842. She was educated in the public 
schools, finishing at Smethport Academy, un- 
der Professor Forest A. Allen. She married 
(first) January 26, 1859, A. J. Nourse. Chil- 
dren: I. Fred H., born in Smethport, Febru- 
ary 5, 1 861, now a farmer and contractor of 
East Smethport: married Cora, daughter of 
James H. Stull ; children : Forest, Lavida and 
Louis. 2. Ormond Grant, born in Smethport, 
-April 15, i86.^, a saw mill builder now resid- 
ing in Tomola, Mississippi: married (first) 
Mattie Simmons, of Smethport; child, Aleene. 



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bom February 6, 1892; married (second) 
Hannah Conrad, of Grompion Hills, Clear- 
field county, Pennsylvania, child. Orrene, 
1903. 3. Orson Delano, born in Smethport, 
November 15, 1871, a farmer near Smethport; 
married Phoebe Hyde ; children : Gladys 
Marie, born May 30, 1901, and Paul, Septem- 
ber 9, 1910. Maria Holmes married (second) 
Egbert P. Carter, born in Victor, Ontario 
county. New York, April 21, 1826, died in 
Smethport, April 18, 1904. He was the lead- 
ing jeweler of Arcade, New York, for thirty- 
five years, moved to Smethport, October 16, 
1882, continuing there in the same business 
until his death. He was a Democrat in politics 
and while living in Arcade was prominent in 
civic afifairs. He married (first) Eliza Ann 
Brooks, who bore him Albert H., deceased, 
leaving a son Roy, now serving in the United 
States navy. 

Mrs. Maria (Holmes) Carter is very promi- 
nent in fraternal circles. She is past worthy 
matron of Phoenix Chapter, No. 15, Order of 
the Eastern Star ; past noble grand of Ideal 
Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah ; lecturer in the 
Patrons of Husbandry, belonging to the Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania, State and National 
Grange of that order, and is an honorary mem- 
ber of the Protected Home Circle. She is a 
writer and speaker of pleasing attainment and 
a local historian of note. Her history of 
"Early Days in McKean County," published in 
the Bradford Independent in 191 1, was val- 
uable historically and most entertaining. She 
was baptized in the Episcopal church. 

Captain Edward Johnson 
. JOHNSON was born in Canterbury, 
county Kent, England, son of 
William (i) Johnson. He came first to 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, with the first 
emigrants, returned to England and came 
again in 1636 or 1637 with wife and seven 
children. He was an influential man, active 
in the first church, and captain of the first mili- 
tary company at Woburn. He married Susan 
, and left issue. 

(HI) WilHam (2), son of Captain Edward 
Johnson, was baptized at Canterbury, Kent, 
England. March 22. 1628, or 1629, and came 
with his parents to New England. He was a 
military officer of every rank from ensign to 
major, and prominent in public aflfairs. He 
married Esther Wiswall, and had issue. 

(IV) William (3), son of William (2) 



Johnson, was born February 26, 1656. He 
married and left issue. 

(V) Thomas, son of William (3) Johnson, 
was born about 1680. He married and had 
issue including a son, John. 

(VI) John, son of Thomas Johnson, born 
about 1705, married and left issue including a 
son. Haynes. 

(VII) Haynes, son of John Johnson, born 
about 1743, died in Concord, New Hampshire, 
September 2, 1775. He was one of the orig- 
inal grantees of the town of Newbury, Ver- 
mont. He married Elizabeth Elliot. Chil- 
dren : Jonathan, married Hannah Sawyer ; 
Jesse, married Elizabeth Sawyer; Haynes (2), 
of whom further. Mrs. Elizabeth (Elliot) 
Johnson survived her husband, and married 
(second) Colonel Remembrance Chamberlain, 
born December 19, 1747, who served in several 
of the campaigns of the revolution and was 
colonel of militia. They were the parents of 
several sons and daughters. 

(VIII) Captain Haynes (2) Johnson, son of 
Haynes (i) Johnson, was born in Newbury, 
\'ermont, .August 13, 1775. He moved to 
Bradford, 1798, where he followed agriculture 
until his death November i, 1863. He was 
a Whig politically, and connected with the 
Bradford Congregational Church, as was his 
wife. He married, April 8, 1802, Jane Saw- 
yer, died May 21, 1869, daughter of Captain 
Ezekiel Sawyer, born in Rowley, Massachu- 
setts, May 9. 1743, died January 13, 1817. He 
settled in Bradford, Vermont, 1795, and mar- 
ried Mary Payson, who died July 6, 1819. 
They had three sons and seven daughters, 
and of the latter: Hannah married Jonathan, 
Elizabeth married Jesse, and Jane married 
Haynes (2) Johnson, the three brothers men- 
tioned above. Children of Captain Haynes 
(2) Johnson: i. Ezekiel, of whom further. 2. 
Mary, born September 26, 1803, twin of Eze- 
kiel, died in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1844; married, September 2, 1830, 
William Peters, born December 14, 1803, who 
married (second) her sister Hannah, Chil- 
dren : i. William Francis, born 1836, died 1908, 
a veteran of the civil war, serving four years 
in a Vermont regiment ; married Mary Burt, 
who survives him residing in Denver, Colo- 
rao. ii. Charles Edward, born 1837, died 
1902 : married Lucinda E. Ho'^lgdon, of Pied- 
mont. New Hampshire, and had: a. Charles 
Henry, a . real estate agent of Denver, Colo- 
rado ; b. Lily May, a widow since 1905, now 



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residing in Burlington, Vermont, iii. Mary 
Jane, widow of Thomas H. Moore, also resides 
in Denver. 3. Eliza, born February 18, 1808; 
married, April 26, 1835, Earl Paine, of Wash- 
ington, X'ermont. Children: i. Haynes J., now 
a farmer of \'erniont. ii. Helen E., died in 
Washington, \'ermont, 1886; married, June 6, 
1868, Daniel Grant, died 1874; children: a. 
Anna Evadne, now of Buffalo, New York; b. 
Aliza Emma, deceased. 4. Haynes C, born 
April 4, i8ii, died 1882; married, February 9, 
1843, Harriet, born December 26, 1816, daugh- 
ter of Captain Israel Willard, of Bradford, 
\'erniont. Children: i. Walter Haynes, born 
July 15, 1847; married (first) Lizzie Whit- 
comb, child : a. Mabel Lizzie, born Sqjtember 

7, 1872; married (second) Norton, 

child : b. Walter, ii. Arthur Franklin, born 

December 16, 1849; married Carlton; 

children : Haynes, a daughter, Carlton and 
Thomas. 5. Hannah, born October 10, 1813; 
married William Peters, whose first wife was 
her sister Mary. Children : i. Henry, now of 
lioston, Massachusetts, ii. Nellie, deceased at 
the age of eighteen years. 6. Thomas, born 
December 13, 1816; married Harriet Avery, 
both now deceased. Children : i. Frank, now 
a lawyer of New York City. ii. Charles, now 
a furniture dealer in New York. iii. Herbert 
T., now a railway mail clerk of Bradford, 
X'ermont. 7. Jane Ann, born February 22, 
1819: married Dan W. Shaw, born March 12, 
181C1, a manufacturer of furniture of North 
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Children : i. Ella 
J., born July 19, 1846, died 1902. ii. Emma L., 
born November 29, 1848, died January 22, 
1854. iii. Susie E., born November 30, 1854, 
died 1906; married, June 4, 1874, George A. 
Keeler, a hotel proprietor of Boston, iv. 
Adna B., born December 8, 1858, now a prom- 
inent business man of Cambridge, Massachu- 
setts. V, Edward L., born January 24, i860, 
in business with his brother Adna. 8. Clar- 
issa P., born July 18, 1825; married, Novem- 
ber 10. 1858, John Richardson, of Orford, 
New Hampshire. Children : i. Clara Alice, 

died 1897, married Batchelder. ii. 

John Fred, deceased, iii. Arthur Johnson, iv. 
William Martin, v. Emma Louise, married Mr. 
Batchelder, whose first wife was her deceased 
sister Clara Alice. 9. Edmund Elliot, born 
November 27. 1827: married (first) Mary 
Smith, child : i. Elizabeth, now living in Penn 
Yan. New York. He married (second) El- 
mira , child : ii. Louise, married Charles 



i'lrook, advertising agent for the Southern 
Railroad, now living in Washington, D. C. 10. 
A daughter, died in childhood. 

(IN) Ezekiel, son of Captain Haynes (2) 
Johnson, was born September 26, 1803, died 
in Bradford, October 9, 1880. He was reared 
and educated in Bradford, Vermont, and was 
a farmer all his days, a Republican and an offi- 
cial member of the Alethodist Episcopal 
church. He married, February 27, 1827, 
Nancy Corliss Rogers, born in Newbury. Ver- 
mont, December 12, 1807, died September 11, 
1850 (see Rogers). Children: i. Mary Eliza- 
beth, born January 19, 1828, at Bath, New 
Hampshire ; married, at St. Albans, Vermont, 
December 25, 1849, Hon. Roswell Farnham, 
born in Boston, Massachusetts, July 28, 1827, 
an attorney from Bradford, Vermont. He 
served in the civil war in the First and Twelfth 
X'ermont Regiments, being lieutenant colonel 
of the latter. In 1868 and 1869 he was state 
senator, and in 1880 was elected governor of 
the state of Vermont for two years. Children: 
i. Charles Cyrus, born May 9, 1864. ii. Flor- 
ence Mary, October 30, 1866. iii. William 
Mills, July 5, 1869. 2. Ruth Ann, born Janu- 
ary 26, 1830, died December 15, 1897; mar- 
ried, April II, 1850, Benjamin B. Chadwick, a 
lumberman of Bradford, who died 1903, no 
issue. 3. Jane, born January 14, 1832, died 
February 19, 1834. 4. Nancy Jennie, born 
.April 19, 1835; married, March 27, 1856, John 
H. Ruckel, of Buffalo, New York, their pres- 
ent home. Children: i. Mary E., born 1859, 
died January, 1870. ii. Herbert, born 1863, died 
1870. iii. Adelaine M., born 1867, died 1907. 
iv. John B., born in BufTaho, i868, where he 
is in business as coppersmith and steam fit- 
ter, married, but has no children, v. Louise 
Johnson, born 1872. vi. Ella Shaw, born Oc- 
tober 31, 1875. vii. Ruth, born 1877; the 
three last now reside in Buffalo. 5. Harriet, 
born December 19, 1836, died July 7, 1891 ; 
married, June 6, 1867, Mortimer Bradley, who 
died in 1882. Children: i. Jennie Louisa, born 
June 12, 1868, resides in Kane, Pennsylvania, 

married De Golia ; son : .Albert Johnson 

De Golia. ii. Henry Hobart, born April 17, 
1870, now a physician on board the English 
steamer "Verdi" plying between New York 
and South America ; married Nina Tracy, of 
Buffalo, New York. 6. Ezekiel Thomas, of 
whom further. 7. William Henry, born at 
Bradford, \'ermont, March 7, 1843; married 
(first) Virginia, daughter of Dr. W. H. Hart- 



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ley,- of New York City, child : i. Ann Evadne, 
born in 1867, married Benjamin L. Love, of 
Buffalo. He married (second) Mary Adelia 
Lord, who died at Buffalo, July 27, 1874, 
leaving an infant son : ii. Harrison Foster. He 
married (third) Mary Hill, of Buffalo, New 
York ; children : iii. Roswell Hill, born 1877. iv. 
Grace Louise, born 1887. v. Paul Rogers, born 
1890. 

(X) Lieut. Ezekiel Thomas Johnson, son of 
Ezekiel Johnson, was born in Orange county, 
Vermont, May 19, 1839. He was educated 
in the public schools of Bradford, Vermont, 
and while still a minor entered the offices of 
the JViiidsor (Vermont) Journal, where he 
thoroughly mastered the printer's art as then 
practiced. He continued working there at the 
printer's trade until the outbreak of the civil 
war, except a year and a half spent in Bos- 
ton. He enlisted as a private August 6, 1862, 
in Company H, Tenth Regiment Vermont 
Volunteer Lifantry, soon afterward being 
promoted to be corporal. On December 28, 
:862, he was promoted to be sergeant; March 
4, 1864, to be first sergeant; and December 
19, 1864, commissioned second lieutenant of 
Company E, but for some reason was not mus- 
tered. On March 22, 1865, he was commis- 
sioned first lieutenant. Company G, and trans- 
ferred to Company E, Tenth Vermont. He 
was a good soldier and saw hard service, the 
Tenth bearing, the brunt of battle in several 
hard fought battles, and he was highly rated 
for bravery and efficiency. Out of one hun- 
dred and one men who enlisted with Lieuten- 
ant Johnson, but thirty-five returned to their 
homes. The Tenth Vermont, with the Four- 
teenth New Jersey, the One Hundred and 
Sixth and One Hundred and Fifty-first New 
^'ork, and the Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania, 
formed the First Brigade of the Third Divi- 
sion, Sixth Army Corps of the Army of the 
Potomac. Lieutenant Johnson was engaged 
with his regiment in the following engagements 
with the enemy: Kelley's Ford, November 7; 
Orange Grove, November 27; Mine Run, No- 
vember 30, the Wilderness, May 5 to 8 ; Spott- 
sylvania. May 10 to 17; North Anna River, 
May 23 to 26 ; Hanover Court House, May 30; 
Totopatomy Creek, May 31 ; Cold Harbor, 
June i; Cold Harbor, June 3, and 6 to 12; 
Bernuida Hundred, June 17; Weldon Rail- 
road, June 22 and 23: Monocacy, July 9, 1864; 
Petersburg, March 25; Petersburg, April 2; 
Deatonsville Road, April 6; Sailors Creek, 



April 6; Appomattox Court House, April 9, 
1865. At the battle of Monocacy Junction, 
Maryland, July 9, 1864, he was in charge of 
the skirmish line on the north bank of the 
river, under command of Captain George E. 
Davis, and performing the duties of second 
lieutenant, a rank for which he had already 
been named. Here he was severely wounded 
by a minie ball, which struck the top of his 
head, cutting through the scalp and scraping 
the bone, inflicting an ugly wound. He was 
in the hospital several months, but finally was 
so far recovered as to rejoin his regiment, yet 
in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in Decem- 
ber, 1864. He did a soldier's duty and was 
spared to see the final surrender at Appomat- 
tox and to march in the grand parade of the 
victorious army down Pennsylvania avenue 
in the city of Washington. He was mustered 
out June 22, 1865, and settled in Buffalo, New 
York. Later he came to Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he is heavily and successfully 
engaged in the oil business, as president of the 
Test Oil Company, and in other companies. 
He is a Republican in politics, and a member 
of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which 
he has been treasurer for many years. He is 
a member of the L^nion Veteran Legion and 
maintains a lively interest in all that concerns 
his old army comrades. 

He married, January 31, 1867, Sophia Lou- 
isa, daughter of Colonel Jeffrey Amherst 
Bayley (see Bayley VH). Two children, died 
in infancy. 

(The Rogers Line). 

Nancy Corliss (Rogers) Johnson, mother 
of Lieutenant Ezekiel Thomas Johnson, 
claimed descent from Rev. Thomas Rogers, 
"the martyr," some of whose children settled 
in Wales, where a century later Stephen 
Rogers was born. He came to America, set- 
tled in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and later 
in Hampton, New Hampshire. A descendant 
of his, bearing the same name, married Mary 
Nichols, from England, whose forbear was 
high sheriff of Massachusetts colony. This 
Stephen Rogers died when a young man, leav- 
ing a son and daughter, the latter marrying a 
Morrill. 

(I) Lieutenant Josiah Rogers, born about 
1747, a descendant of Stephen, was one of the 
pioneers of the town of Newbury, Vermont. 
He married Hannah Woodman, of Llampton, 
whose sister married Deacon William Carter. 
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who came to America in 1635. Josiah Rogers 
came to Xewbur)-, Vermont, probably about 
1784, but file first recorded mention of liim is 
in 1785. He settled on what was later known 
as "Rogers' Hill," where with the aid of his 
sons he cleared and cultivated a fine farm. His 
mother came to Newbury with him, and de- 
spite her dread of the wild surroundings lived 
to the unusual age of ninety-nine years and 
eight months, dying in 1816, having survived 
her husband, who died young, eighty years. 
Josiah Rogers died in 1816, aged eighty-one 
years. On his tombstone in the old burial 
ground on Rogers' Hill he is styled "Lieutenant 
Josiah Rogers." Children of Lieutenant Jo- 
siah Rogers: i. Stephen, born February 5, 
1 77 1, lived in Topsham, died in Newbury, 
^'ermont, October 7, 1857; married a JMiss 
Carter. 2. Moses, a tanner and currier, moved 
to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he mar- 
ried a daughter of Colonel O'Neil, of the 
British army; both died young. 3. Samuel, 
of whom further. 4. Levi, born October 12, 
1776, died September 22, 1839. 5. Lydia, 
marriefl John True, a plowmaker, and died at 
North Haverhill, New Hampshire. 6. Han- 
nah, married Oliver Barrett (2), and died at 
Zanesville, Ohio, in 1858. 7. Mary, married 
James Smith. 8. Ruth, died at the great age 
of ninety-eight years; married (first) Mr. 
Ferrin, a school master; (second) Peter Pow- 
ers. 9. Josiah (2). 10. Nancy, married 
(first) Bliss Corliss, of Corinth; (second) 
Mr. Eastman. 11. Robert, married, March 
19, 1812. Mary, daughter of John Johnson, and 
settled in the south. 

(H) Samuel, son of Lieutenant Josiah and 
Hannah (Woodman) Rogers, was born in 
Hampton, New Hampshire, February 5, 1773, 
died in Newbury, Vermont, September 8, 1857. 
He inherited a part at least of the old home- 
stead on Rogers' Hill, where for a time he 
kept a tavern and was active in town affairs, 
being a strong Whig. He married, in 1799, 
Ruth Stevens, died January 10, 1864, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Stevens, of Haverhill, New 
Hampshire. Children, i. Josiah W., died 
February 17, 1846. 2. George, died in Bos- 
ton, Massachusetts, married Eliza Blake. 3. 
Harriet, married John Bayley, and died in 
Buffalo, New York, in 1901, aged ninety- 
eight years. 4. Samuel Frank, lived at West 
Topsham, married Augusta Sawyer. 5. Nancy 
Corliss, married Ezekiel Johnson (see Johnson 
IX). 6. Oliver B., marned Polly Ann Carle- 



ton. 7. Horace G., married Lucy Clapp, and 
lived in Milton, Massachusetts. 8. Lucia, 
died 1843, married Michael Carleton, of Hav- 
erhill. 9. Azro B., born March 28, 1823. 



Sophia Louisa (Bayley) Johnson descends 
from John Bayley, a weaver of Chippenham, 
England, and his wife Eleanor .Wright. The 
two Johns, father and son, sailed for America 
in the ship "Angel Gabriel," from Bristol, 
England, June 4, 1635, leaving the wife and 
mother in England, where she died, never ven- 
turing across the seas to join her husband. He 
never dared again to trust himself to the fury 
of the .Atlantic, the "Angel Gabriel" having 
been wrecked on Pemaquid Island in the great 
storm of August 14 to 18, 1635. John Bayley 
(i). after spending two years in Newbury, 
Massachusetts, moved to what is now Salis- 
bury, where he is said to have been the first 
settler. He died there November, 1651. He 
left issue: John (2), of whom further; Jo- 
anna, married William Huntington; Robert, 
remained in England with his mother and one 
or more sisters. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Bayley, 
and fellow emigrant to America in 1635, was 
born in Chippenham, England, 1613, died in 
Newbury. Massachusetts, 1691. He settled at 
Newbury, 1650. He married Eleanor Emery. 
C hililren : Rebecca, married Isaac Brown ; 
John (3), died aged twenty years ; Sarah, mar- 
ried Daniel Cheney ; Joshua, died young ; Jo- 
seph, married Prescilla Putnam ; Rev. James, 
graduate of Harvard, minister and physician; 
Joshua, died aged eleven years; Isaac, of 
whom further ; Joshua, married Elizabeth Put- 
nam ; Rachel, married Samuel Poor (2); Ju- 
dith, died young. • 

(III) Isaac, son of John (2) Bayley, was 
born in Newbury, Massachusetts, July 22, 
1654, died April 26, 1740. He married (first) 
January 13, 1683, Sarah, died April i, 1694, 
daughter of John Emory. He married (sec- 
ond) September 3, 1700, Rebecca Bartlett. 
Children, all by first wife: Isaac, married Sara 
Tilcomb. who survived him and married i sec- 
ond) Richard Bartlett; Joshua, of whom fur- 
ther ; David, married Experience Putnam ; 
Judith, married James Ordway : Sarah, mar- 
ried (first) Benjamin Chase, (second) Richard 
Carr. as his second wife. 

(IV) Joshua, son of Isaac Bayley. was 
born October 30. i68s. died October 6, 1760. a 



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farmer of Newbury, Massachusetts. He mar- 
ried Sarah, died November 27, 1768, daughter 
of Stephen and Sarah (Atkinson) Coffin. Chil- 
dren : I. Stephen, born ]\Iarch i, 1708, died 
July 2, 1797, married Hannah Kelley. 2. 
Joshua, born 1712. died September 29, 1786, 
married Elizabeth Morse. 3. Abner, born Jan- 
uary 15, 1715, died March 10, 1798, married 
Mary Baldwin. 4. Enoch, born September 10, 
1719, died 1757. 5. Sarah, born February 15, 
1721, married Edward Tapham. 6. Judith, 
born February 13, 1724, married Stephen Lit- 
tle. 7. Abigail, twin of Judith, died February 
6, 181 5, married Colonel Moses Tuttle. 8. 
Jacob, of whom further. 9. John, born May 
4, 1729, died July 13, 1819. 

(V) General Jacob Bayley, son of Joshua 
Bayley, was born in Newbury, Massachusetts, 
July I, 1726, died at Newbury, Vermont, 
March i, 1816. He settled in Hampstead, New 
Hampshire, where he raised a company, of 
which he was captain' at the commencement 
of the French and Indian war in 1756. He 
was at the capture of Fort William Henry, 
but escaped massacre and safely reached Fort 
Edward. He was made colonel by General 
Amherst, and accompanied him at the taking 
of Crown Point and Ticonderoga in 1759. In 
1763 he obtained a charter for a township of 
land in Vermont, where he moved 1764. He 
was there appointed brigadier general by the 
state of New York ; and by General Washing- 
ton commissary general of the northern de- 
partment, a position involving great responsi- 
bilities and subjecting him to great danger. A 
reward of five hundred guineas was offered 
for him dead or alive by the British, and it 
required constant vigilance to escape the scouts 
and enemies sent against him. He made a 
treaty with the St. Francis tribe of Indians, 
and was held in great respect by them and by 
the other friendly Indians. By means of these 
friends and spies he acquired important in- 
telligence concerning the movements of the 
British, and rendered great service to his 
country with purse, pen and sword. He was 
a factor in the movements that finally penned 
in Burgoyne, and compelled him to battle at 
Saratoga and finally to surrender to the vic- 
torious Americans. Several of his sons also 
served with him against the English. He held 
important public offices, besides military. He 
was delegate to the continental congress of 
1777, member of the constitutional convention 
that drafted a constitution for Vermont in 



1777, member of the first council in 1778, 
member of constitutional convention 1793, 
judge of probate for Newbury district 1778, 
and judge of Orange county, Vermont, from 
1 78 1 to 1 79 1, excepting the years 1783 and 
1784. He has been most justly called the 
"Father of Newbury," as he was not only an 
original grantee but a prime factor in its de- 
velopment. He married, October 16, 1745, 
Prudence, born April 10, 1725, daughter of 
Ephraim and Prudence (Stickney) Noyes. 
Cliildren : i. Ephraim, born October 5, 1746, 
died July 7, 1825, a revolutionary soldier. 2. 
Abigail, born January 16, 1749, died young. 3. 
Xoyes, February 16, 1751, died young. 4. 
Joshua, June 11, 1753, died July 3, 1841, a 
revolutionary officer. 5. Captain Jacob, Oc- 
tober 2, 1755, died June 28, 1837, a revolu- 
tionary officer. 6. James, October i, 1757, 
(lied April 19, 1784, a revolutionary soldier, 
taken prisoner by a party sent to capture his 
father, carried to Canada and kept until the 
close of the war. 7. Amherst, January 16, 
1760, died January 6, 1783. 8. Abner, Decem- 
ber 10, 1763, died 1783. 9. John, of whom fur- 
ther. 10. Isaac, June 28, 1767, died August 
30. 1850. 

f\^I) Colonel John Bayley, son of General 
Jacob Bayley, was born at Newbury, Vermont, 
ATay 20, 1765, died July 26, 1839. He mar- 
ried Betsey 'Bailey. " died 1788. Child: i. 
Prudence, born April 28, 1786. He married 
Csecond) November 19. 1789, Hannah, born 
at Haverhill. May 13, 1772, daughter of Eze- 
kiel and Ruth (Hutchins) Ladd. Children: 2. 
Betsey, born October 30, 1790; married Dr. 
Samuel Putnam. 3. George, born June 15, 
1792. 4. Jeffrey Amherst, of whom further. 
5. Hannah, born June 10, 1796; married Dr. 
John Stevens. 6. Lucia, born June 8, 1798, 
died August 28, 1864; married Tappan Ste- 
vens. 7. Adaline, born April 25, 1800, died 
April 20, 1803. 8. John H., born February 25, 
1802: married February 27, 1823. Harriet, 
daughter of Samuel Rogers. 9. Adaline (2), 
born July 10. 1804: married December 11, 
1828. Moses Rogers. 10. Jane, born October 
15, 1806; married Arnold Johnson. 11. Mary, 
born December 24, 1808. 

(V^II) Col. Jeffrey Amherst Bayley, son of 
Colonel John Bayley, was born in Newbury, 
Vermont, February 21, 1794, died October 12, 
1858. He was first a wheelwright. He served 
in the war of 1812, and was colonel of militia. 
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October, 1798, died at Evanston. Illinois, Sep- 
tember 9, 1885, and is buried in Newbury. She 
was the daughter of Colonel Simon Stevens. 
Children: i. Hannah Stevens, September 6, 
1820; married, October 26, 1842, John Alonzo, 
born September 8, 1818, son of John and 
Hannah (Putnam) Pearson. Children: i. 
Henry Alonzo, born August 14, 1843, enlisted 
in the Eighth Illinois Cavalry, served 1861 to 
1865, attaining the rank of lieutenant; mar- 
ried, January 3. 1867, Catherine J. West; 
child: Henry Putnam, born January 15, 1873. 
ii. Lucy Isabella, born March 9, 1848; married 
Rev. Arthur F. Tappan : children : Alice and 
Lillian, iii. Charles Edward, born May 6, 
1862, died October 15, 1862. iv. Helen M., 
born December 4, 1865, died March 27, 1893; 
married, July 8, i860, Rev. Harry P. Calkins. 
2. Betsey, December 2. 1822, died December 

11, 1822. 3. ^Marian Wallace, born October 

12, 1824; married, January 2, 1843, Rev. 
Zadoc Seymour Haynes, born May 15, 1816, a 
minister of the Methodist Episcopal church 
until death. Children : i. Emory J., born Feb- 
ruary 6, 1846; married (first) May 6, 1869, 
Jennie Crowell, died April 26, 1873; married 
(second) Grace Farley, ii. Carlos J., born 
June, 1849. iii. Albert, March 9, 1855. iv. 
Harriet, April, 1857. 4. Sarah, Ijorn March 
25, 1826; married, December 13, 1848, Daniel 
Wooster Stevens. 5. Melissa, born April 4, 
1828, died October 16, 1887; married, July 22, 
1850, Rev. Joseph Elijah King. 6. William 
Little Stevens, born Alarch 5, 1830; married 
(first) August 15, 1854, Maria Louisa, daugh- 
ter of David Goodall : married (second) Ellen 
Hewes. 7. Harriet Amelia, born July 3, 1833, 
died October 14, 1898; married, November, 
1868, George Shuttleworth. 8. Ellen Augusta, 
born August 22, 1836; married, October 15, 
1857, George Batchelder. 9. Charles Francis, 
born September 12, 1839, a veteran of the 
civil war, died unmarried September ig, 1874. 
10. Sophia Louisa, born in Newbury, Vermont, 
October 14, 1843, died May 17, 1870; married 
Lieutenant Ezekiel Thomas Johnson (see 
Johnson X). 



Gillett is the surname from 
GILLETT Guillot, the French diminutive 

for William. It is found 
spelled Gillett, Gillette, Gillott and Goelet. The 
ancestors of the branch herein recorded de- 
scend from French • ancestors, the first of 
whom we have record being Montague Gil- 



lett. who came to the L'nited States from 
France, settling in New England, 

(II) Jonathan, son of Montague Gilk-tt, 
settled in \'crmont, married and had issue, in- 
cluding a son Martin Luther, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(III) Martin Luther, son of Jonathan Gil- 
lett, born in Vermont about 1819, died in Bath, 
New York, January 27, 1896. He was a 
farmer by occupation in Vermont and Steuben 
county, New York, where he settled when a 
young man. He was a Republican, and a 
member of the Baptist church which he served 
as deacon many years. He married Catherine 
Elizabeth Thompson, born in Rensselaer coun- 
ty. New York, died in Bath, November 12, 
1910, a Methodist and an active church worker. 
Children, all born in Steuben county. New 
York: i. James Selah, of whom further. 2. 
Frances E., died in Bath ; married Norman H. 
Daniels, now a merchant of Bath ; children : 
Lewis M., deceased, and Katherine, married 
John Wellington, a publisher, and lives in 
Rochester, New York. 3. Mellville H., a mer- 
chant of Bath ; married Frances Daniels ; child, 
Elizabeth, married Adrian Thurston, also of 
Bath. 

(IV) Dr. James Selah Gillett, eldest son of 
Martin Luther Gillett, was born in Bath, New 
York, April 30, 1843. ^^^ received his early 
and preparatory education in the public schools, 
later entering Cornell University. Deciding 
upon the profession of medicine he entered 
Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, 
whence he was graduated M. D. He practiced 
for a time in (Dlean, New York, then moved 
west, practicing in the states of Iowa, Cali- 
fornia and Missouri. At the time of his death 
he was living at Rich Hill, Missouri, assistant 
surgeon for the Missouri-Pacific and of the 
Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis railroads. 
He enlisted as sergeant of Company F, One 
Hundred and Si.xty-first Regiment New York 
\'olunteers, but was detailed as assistant sur- 
geon and so served during three years of the 
civil war. He was a member of the Masonic 
order, belonging to Lodge, Chapter and Com- 
mandcry. In religious faith both he and his 
wife were members of the Episcopal church. 
He was a skillful physician and surgeon and a 
man of high mental attainment. 

He married Frances Katherine Ayres, born 
in Henrico county, Virginia, October 24, 1844, 
died in Newark, Ohio, November 11, 1909, 
daughter of William Francis Ayres, son of 



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Francis Henry Ayres, of Virginia. William 
Francis Ayres was born in Henrico county, 
X'irginia, about 1800, died in Des Moines, 
Iowa. 1870. He was a surveyor, a landowner 
and delighted in raising fine horses. He was 
at one time sherifl of the county in Virginia 
in which the city of Richmond is located. He 
married Katherine Delilah Kirkbride, born in 
Pennsylvania, 1814, died in Rich Hill, Mis- 
souri, 1901. He was an Episcopalian in relig- 
ious faith, she a Carmelite. Children of Will- 
iam Francis Ayres: i. Giovanni B., an engi- 
neer, now residing in Des Moines, Iowa ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Harter, born in Ohio ; children : 
Lillian, Jessica and another daughter, all living 
in Des Moines. 2. David K., a ranchman at 
Mountain View, Santa Clara county, Cali- 
fornia; has wife Rosa and children: Rosa and 
Chadbourne. 3. Eleanor, died in Girard, Kan- 
sas : married Edwin Howard Brown, of Ban- 
gor, Maine, a wealthy coal operator and rail- 
road official, also deceased ; children : Frank, 
Edwin, Frederick H., Lulu, Grace. 4. Henry, 
a civil engineer of Nevada, Iowa ; married and 
had children : Gertrude and Harley. 5. Fran- 
ces Katherine, of previous mention, wife of 
Dr. James Selah Gillett. 

(V) Mellville, only child of Dr. James Selah 
and Frances Katherine (Ayres) Gillett, was 
born in Iowa Center, Iowa, June 30, 1872. 
When he was two years of age his parents 
moved to Oakland, California, and when five 
to Carthage, Missouri, where he attended 
school. In 1880 the family moved to Rich Hill, 
Missouri, and while living there he entered the 
L^niversity of the South at Sewanee, Tennes- 
see. He later took a course at Westbrook 
Academy at Olean, New York, there finishing 
his e kication. During these years he had gain- 
ed considerable experience in civil engineer- 
ing, but deciding upon a legal career he entered 
Georgetown L^niversity, Washington, D. C, 
remaining for one year. On leaving the LTni- 
versity he entered the service of the govern- 
ment with the geological survey, resigning in 
1898 for service in the Spanish-American war 
by telegraph from his station in the field. He 
enlisted in Company I, Third Regiment New 
York Volunteers, as sergeant at Olean, New 
York, but on July 6, 1898, was detailed for 
topographic duty on the staff of the Chief 
Engineer of the Second Army Corps, serving 
until September, 1898, when he was honorably 
discharged. 



In November, 1898, he located his home and 
business in Newark, Ohio, and became promi- 
nently identified with the natural gas and elec- 
trical development of that city as well as promi- 
nent in public affairs. In 1909 he selected 
Smethport as his permanent residence, but re- 
tains interests in Newark, Ohio, retaining offi- 
cial connection in but two of the many com- 
panies in which he is interested, being presi- 
dent of the Goften Manufacturing Company 
and vice-president of Burke-Golf Shaft Com- 
pany, both Newark companies. He was secre- 
tary, treasurer and general manager of the 
Newark Natural Gas and Fuel Company, presi- 
dent of the Newark Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany, president for six years, of the Licking 
Light and Power Company, and for three 
years vice-president of the Augusta (Georgia) 
Gas Light Company. He was also a prominent 
figure in Ohio state politics. From 1900 to 
1904 he served upon the staff of Governor 
George K. Nash, as aide-de-camp with the 
rank of colonel, and in 1900 was the Repub- 
lican candidate for congress from the Newark 
district. In 1903 he was candidate before the 
Republican State convention for the nomina- 
tion of state auditor and in 1908 for state 
treasurer. Among five candidates for the lat- 
ter office he received the second highest num- 
ber of votes in the convention. He was one 
of the influential leaders of his party and ren- 
dered efficient service during his entire resi- 
dence in Ohio. 

He is a member of the Masonic order, be- 
longing to Lodge, Chapter and Commandery at 
Olean, New York ; Council of Royal and Select 
Masters at Newark, Ohio, and Nobles of the 
Mystic Shrine at Columbus, Ohio. He also 
is a thirty-second degree Mason of the Ancient 
Accepted Scottish Rite, belonging to Scioto 
Consistory, of Columbus, also to the Fraternal 
Order of Eagles, of Newark, and Benevolent 
and Protective Order of Elks. His clubs are 
the Central of Smethport ; Columbus of Co- 
lumbus, Ohio; Union League of Chicago, Illi- 
nois : Ohio of Columbus ; Metropolitan and 
Chevy Chase of Washington, D. C. In relig- 
ious faith Mr. Gillett is an Episcopalian, be- 
longing to St. Luke's Church of Smethport. 

He married. October 24, 1898, at Smethport, 
Harriet Forbes Redfield, born in Smethport, 
August 4, 1874. Children, all born in Smeth- 
port: Bernice, February 12, 1901, died Feb- 
ruary 5. 1903; Redfield ■ Byron, born May i. 
1904; Phylis Katharine, April 13, 191 1. 



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All the Sanborns 
SAXKORN-KREIXER in America are 

descended from 
two c>f the three brothers who came to New 
luigland in 1652 with their grandfather, Rev. 
Stephen Bachiler, and were sons of John San- 
borne, who about 1609 married Anne Bachiler. 
I'\)r the first hnndreil years in America the 
name was written "Samborne" or "Sanborn." 
How or where the present spelling "Sanborn" 
was introdnced. is not known. Of the three 
Sanborne brothers, John (2), William and 
Stephen, the first two only left male issue. The 
Sanborns of this record descend from John 
(2) Sanborne, son of John (i) and Anne 
riachiler. For convenience the name will be 
written Sanborn. 

( I ) John ( I ) Sanborn was born about 1600, 
married Anne Bachiler, and lived and died in 
Derbyshire, England. There is doubt as to 
whether his w'idow ever came to America. 
Sons: John (2), of whom further; William, 
and Stephen. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Sanborn, 
was Ixirn about 1620. With his brothers and 
grandfather Bachiler (who later returned to 
I-".ngland, where he died aged one hundred 
years ) he came to New England in 1632, land- 
ing at Boston, later living in Lynn, Newbury, 
and in 1638 at Hampton, New Hampshire. 
John (2) was a lieutenant, and many years 
a selectman and representative to the general 
court from Hampton, ensign in King Philip's 
war and otherwise prominent. He married 
(first) Mary, daughter of Robert Tuck, of 
Hampton, (second) August 2, 1671, Margaret 
(Page) Moulton, a widow, daughter of Rob- 
ert Page. Children by first wife: i. John, 
horn 1649. died 1723; married Judith Coffin. 
2. Mary, born 1651, died 1654. 3. Abigail, 
burn February 23, 1653, died 1743; married 
Ephraim Marston. 4. Richard, of whom fur- 
ther. 5. Mary, born 1657, died 1660. 6. 
Joseph, born March 13, 1659; married Mary 
Crove. 7. Stephen, born 1661, died 1662. 8. 

-Ann. born 1662, died 1745; married . 

9. Dinah (no record). 10. Nathaniel, born 
January 27, 1666, died 1723; married (first) 
Rebecca Prescott, (second) Sarah Nason. 11. 
Benjamin, born December 20, 1668; married 
(first) Sarah , (second) Meribah Til- 
ton, (third) .Abigail Dalton. Child by second 
wife: 12. Jonathan, born May 25, 1672, died 
1 741 ; married Elizabeth Sherburne. 

(III) Richard, second son of Lieutenant 



John (2) Sanborn, was born in Hampton, 
New Hampshire, 1655. He married (first), 
December 5, 1678, Ruth Moulton, (second), 
1693, Mrs. Mary (Drake) Boulter, a widow. 
Children : Mary, born September 30, 1679 ; 
John, of whom further ; Shuabcl, died May 3, 
1759, married Mary Drake. 

( 1\') Ensign John (3), son of Richard San- 
born, was born November 6, 1681, died Sep- 
tember 3, 1727. He lived in North Hampton, 
New Hampshire, and perhaps in Exeter. He 
married Sarah, daughter of James Philbrcck. 
Children: i. Daniel, of whom further. 2. 
Benjamin, born November 8, 1703; married 
Elizabeth Oilman. 3. Phebe, born February 
6, 1706; married Nathaniel Pease. 4. Richard, 
born May 27, 1708; married Elizabeth Batch- 
elder. 5. Nathan, twin of Richard; married 
Elizabeth Pearson. 6. Elisha, born April i, 

1 7 10; married Lydia ■ ■. 7. Ebenezer, 

born Alarch 4, 1712; married Ruth Sanborn; 
he died April 9, 1794. 8. Abigail, October 24, 
1717. 9. Sarah, born March 18, 1719. 10. 
Ruth, born March 18, 1719. 11. John, born 
May 5, 1721. 12. Hannah, born February 3, 
1723; married Stephen Dudley. 13. James, 
born April 5, 1724. 14. Mary, born March 
I, 1726. 

It is said all of these children married and 
brought up families ; that at the time of their 
mother's death in 1761, the whole number of 
descendants was two hundred and thirty-nine, 
of whom one hundred and eighty-two were 
then living. 

(V) Deacon Daniel, eldest son of Ensign 
John (3) Sanborn, was born in North Hamp- 
ton, New Hampshire, February 17, 1702, died 
in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, February, 
1798. He was fifth on the list of petitioners 
for the establishment of the town of Sanborn- 
ton in 1748. There were twelve Sanborns who 
signed this petition, the town being named in 
their honor. Daniel was a leading man of the 
new town, held public office and was a deacon 
of the church. He married, January 14, 1725, 
Catherine Rollins. Children : i. Phebe, born De- 
cember 13, 1725, died 1797; married Reuben 
Ciove. 2. Anne, born February 21, 1727; mar- 
ried a Mr. Thomas. 3. Catherine, born June 
I. 1728; married a Mr. Foss. 4. Daniel, born 
May 17. 1731, was one of the grantees of San- 
bornton. 5. Sarah, born November 2, 1733, 
died in childhood. 6. Rachel, born .April 25, 
173(1: married Gideon Piper. 7. Thomas, born 
Mav 17, 17^8; married Anna Marston. 8. 



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Moses, born June 8, 1740. 9. Sarah (2), born 
February 24, 1745 ; married a Mr. Jewell. 10. 
Captain Aaron, born February 8, 1746; mar- 
ried (first) Molly Barter, (second) Susanna 
Gale. He served in the revolution. 11. Abi- 
jah, of whom further. 

(VI) Abijah, youngest son of Deacon Dan- 
iel Sanborn, was born, March 4, 1748, died in 
Sanbornton, New Hampshire, March, 1790. 
He was an early member of the Congregational 
church, joining by letter, January 2, 1772, and 
with his two brothers being among the original 
members a few weeks previously. He was a 
farmer all his life. He married, August 17, 
1768, a relative, Mary Sanborn, who was a 
woman of great bravery, known locally as the 
"heroine of the bears." Children: i. Sarah, 
born October 9, 1769; married Josiah Critchett 
and moved to Ohio. 2. Enoch, born February 
24, 1773; married Miss Boyington and moved 
to Vermont. 3. Thomas, of whom further. 
4. Molly (Mary), born February 23, 1780; 
married a Mr. Ellsworth. 

(VH) Thomas, second son of Abijah San- 
born, was born in Sanbornton, New Hamp- 
shire, August 2, 1777. He married Mehitable 
Gilman, and after a residence in Vermont 
located in New York state, where he died at 
Allen, Allegany county, in 1853. Children : 
I. Bijer (or Abijah), of whom further. 2. 
Edward, died in the west, a farmer ; married 
Betsey Ingham ; children : Lawrence, Celeste 
and Bijer, all living in Michigan. 3. Gilman, 
died in Illinois, a farmer ; married and had 
issue. 4. Justice, died in Michigan, a farmer; 
married Temperance Ingham ; no issue. 5. 
Enoch, died in Michigan, a farmer ; married 
Fanny Ingham; children: Wallace, Mehitable 
and another daughter, all living in Michigan. 
6. Lodema, died in Warsaw, New York; mar- 
ried Orrin Marchant, a farmer; no issue. 7. 
Mary, died in Granger, New York ; married 
Ruel Comstock and had issue. 

(VIII) Bijer (Abijah), son of Thomas 
Sanborn, was born in Vermont, 1800, died in 
Allegany county. New York, in 1882. He 
settled in New York state when a young man, 
and spent the greater part of his life engaged 
in farming in Cayuga and Allegany counties. 
He was a Democrat in politics, always interest- 
ed in public affairs, but not an office seeker. 
He married Hannah Parsel, born in Cayuga 
county, New York, in 1800, of German parent- 
age, died in Allegany county, 1845. Both were 
members of the Baptist church. Children, first 



four born in Cayuga county: i. Thomas, born 
1818, died 1888, a farmer; he married Hannah 
Oakes, of Allen, New York; child: Llewellyn, 
now living in Belmont, New York. 2. Delilah, 
born 1820, died in Allen, New York; married 
Joseph Wilson, a farmer, deceased; no issue. 
3. Rosanna, born 1822, died in Cuba, New 
York; married Amassa Wilson, a merchant, 
deceased ; children : Darrow, living in Buffalo, 
New York; Florence, living in California; 
Mina and William, living in Cuba, New 
York. 4. Polly, born 1824, died in Venango 
county, Pennsylvania ; married James Hooker, 
a farmer, deceased ; children : Julia, living in 
Buft'alo, New York; and Deborah, deceased. 
5. Elias, born in Allegany county, New York, 
1826, died in Binghamton, New York, in 1907, 
a farmer ; married Ellen Chase, deceased ; chil- 
dren : Coello, living in Binghamton ; Frank, 
living in Buffalo; Vienna, living in Angelica, 
New York; Emma, deceased; Florence, living 
in Binghamton. 6. Squire S. A., born in 
Cayuga county, September 15, 1828, now re- 
sidmg in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He mar- 
ried Jane Wood, born in Batavia, New York, 
June 13, 1827, died in Bradford, September 13, 
1907. Children: i. Nettie, born in Erie county. 
New York, died aged twenty-two months, ii. 
Frank, born in Wyoming county. New York, 
in 1853, died in 1855. iii. William, born 
March 10, 1855, died in North East, Pennsyl- 
vania, September, 1908, a journalist; married 
Mary E. Kingsley, of Venango county, Penn- 
sylvania ; children : Perry Alvord, born in 1876, 
and George, born in 1878. iv. Fred, born in 
Angelica, New York, May 10, 1863, now liv- 
ing in Bradford, a painter and decorator ; 
married Florence Little; children: Alfred W., 
born April 28, 1887, and Lee Squire, born De- 
cember 6, 1890. 7. Wallace, born in Allen, 
Allegany county. New York, 1830, now living 
retired on his farm at Howell, New York ; mar- 
ried a Miss Kelly; no issue. 8. Washington, 
twin of Wallace, died in infancy. 9. Alarks 
B., of whom further. 

(IX) Marks B., youngest son and child of 
Bijer and Hannah (Parsel) Sanborn, was born 
in Allegany county. New York, near Belvidere, 
May 14, 1833. He was educated in the public 
schools and spent his early life in his native 
town. He learned the blacksmith's trade at 
which he worked all his active years, both in 
New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He 
now resides at East Bradford, Pennsylvania. He 
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of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which 
his wife is a member. He married (first) 
Jennie Pettis, born in 1840, died in Sweden, 
April 2, 1874. He married (second) in Hud- 
son, Maria \'an Epps, born in Hudson in 1S47, 
died in East Bradford, March, 1896, daughter 
of Peter Van Epps, who lived and died in 
Hudson. Children of Marks B. Sanborn and 
his first wife: i. Alfred, died in infancy. 2. 
Minnie, of whom further. 3. William, born in 
Hudson, Michigan, March 26, i86g, now super- 
intendent of the Tide Water Pipe Company 
at Bradford; married in Mount Jewett, Penn- 
sylvania, Lina Campbell, born in Canada; 
child: Shirley, born in Mount Jewett, March 
-3- 1893. Children of Marks B. Sanborn and 
his second wife: 4. Grace, born in Hudson, 
Michigan, November 26, 1877 ; married Harold 
Slocum, an oil driller of Oklahoma; child: 
Romayne, born December 12, 191 1. 5. Ro- 
mayne, born in East Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
February 9, 1885, now a stenographer in the 
employ of the Tide Water Pipe Company at 
Bradford, unmarried. 6. Darwin, died aged 
six months. 

(X) Minnie, eldest daughter and second 
child of Marks B. Sanborn and his first wife 
Jennie Pettis, was born in Pioneer near Titus- 
ville, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1866. She was 
two years of age when her parents moved to 
Hudson, Michigan, where she received her 
early education. In 1879 tlie family located in 
East Bradford, Pennsylvania, where she finish- 
ed her public school studies, later taking a 
course at the Normal college at Ada, Ohio. 
After leaving Normal she taught for eight 
years; five at Kendall Creek (now East Brad- 
ford ) , and three in Custer City. She is a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church and interested 
in church and society work. She married, 
January 2, 1892, Ferdinand Kreiner, born in 
Cattaraugus county. New York, February 28, 
1857, died in Bradford, June 12, 1896, son of 
Adam. and Otille (Wenzel) Kreiner, of Ger- 
man parentage (see Kreiner family in this 
work). Ferdinand Kreiner was well educated 
in the public schools, working on the farm in 
summers and attending school during the win- 
ter months. In 1877 he came to Bradford, 
securing a position as clerk in the dry goods 
house of Katz and Simons. In 1879 he enter- 
ed the employ of the National Transit Com- 
pany, a branch of the Standard Oil Company. 
His services were so well appreciated that he 
was soon made superintendent of a division. 



He held this position until receiving an offer 
of the managership of the Connemaugh Gas 
Company of Pittsburgh, which he accepted and 
held until his death. He was an active mem- 
ber and worker in the Methodist Episcopal 
church, being superintendent of the Sun(lay 
school and teacher of a class of young men, a 
form of Christian work in which he took a 
deep interest. He was an active worker in the 
labor party, was chairman of the state execu- 
tive committee, and the candidate of his party 
for the state assembly from McKean county, 
failing of election by only a few votes. He 
was a man held in high esteem by his business 
associates, and respected by all. Children of 
Ferdinand and Minnie (Sanborn) Kreiner: 
I. Irene, born at Saltsburg, October 30, 1892, 
educated in the public schools, a graduate of 
Bradford high school and now a student at 
Pratt's Institute, Brooklyn, New York. 2. 
Marian, born at Saltsburg, October 24, 1893, 
a graduate of Bradford high school, class of 
191 1. 3. Joseph,-born in Saltsburg, December 
28, 1894, now a student at Bradford high 
school. 



The Gortons of Sniethport de- 
GORTON scend from Samuel (i) Gor- 
ton, a clothier of London, Eng- 
land, born in Gorton, now incorporated in the 
city of Manchester, Lancaster county, Eng- 
land. 1592, "where the fathers of his body had 
lived for many generations, not unknown to 
the Heraldry of England." The heraldic seal 
of the early Gortons was : Gules, ten billets of 
the chief of the second; crest: a goat's head 
erased ducally gorged. In a semicircle over 
the design, Vitam impendcre I'cro ; under the 
design, Gorton. Samuel Gorton was trained 
in the doctrine of the Established Church and 
his reason for leaving his native land, as told 
by himself, was "to enjoy liberty of conscience 
in respect to faith toward God, and for no 
other end." He landed at Boston in March, 
1636, with his wife Mary, daughter of John 
Maplet, "gent," and Mary Maplet, of St. Mar- 
tins le Grand, London, and several of his chil- 
dren. Owing to the religious persecution in 
Boston, he took up his residence in Plymouth, 
a more liberal colony, where he joined one of 
the military companies which was being form- 
ed in response to the call of the state for aid 
to repel the charge of the Pequot Indians. In 
1638 he led the opposition to the illiberal 
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into the government by Prence, the new gov- 
ernor of Plymouth, and was unwittingly led 
into Prence's court and banished from the 
colony for expressing his contempt of it. In 
1639, at Pocasset, Aquidneck Island, he was 
a freeman and a member of the second or 
civil compact of government, although in 1640, 
with many other members of that organization, 
he was driven from the island by the former 
deposed ruler. Judge Goddington, who had 
violently reassumed the reins of government. 
In the latter part of that year he settled on 
land purchased from Robert Cole at Bapa- 
quinapang near Massapand Pond, adjoining 
Providence. Owing to the search for a place 
where he could find freedom of thought he 
was compelled to change his residence several 
times. He grew in importance and held many 
positions of honor. He was assistant to Gov- 
ernor Roger Williams ; elected to the assembly 
in 1649, and in 1651 was chosen president of 
the colony, serving as governor in the absence 
of Governor Williams. From 1664 to 1667 
he was chosen deputy and again in 1670, but 
declined to serve on account of his age. He 
died in December, 1677 (probably December 
10). He was buried in the Gorton burial 
ground at Warwick, where it is supposed his 
wife Mary also found her last resting place. 
The date of her death is unknown. 

Samuel Gorton was one of the most promi- 
nent men in the early colonial history of New 
England. A lover of religious liberty he was 
always foremost in defending the people of 
the Providence and Rhode Island plantations 
from the drastic effects of the religio.us intoler- 
ance and grasping tyranny of the Puritans of 
the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies. His 
banishment from the Plymouth Colony was 
under the following circumstances : A widow, 
Ellen Aldridge, a woman of good repute, who 
had lately come over, was employed by his 
wife as a domestic. It was alleged of her, 
that "she smiled in church." For this offense 
Governor Prence commanded, after punish- 
ment as the bench see fit, her departure, and 
also anyone who brought her to the place from 
whence she came. They proposed to deport 
her as a vagabond. Gorton appeared at court 
December 4, 1638, in her defense and under- 
took to show that the offense was not recog- 
nized in the English law, to the protection of 
which he appealed ; that she was no vagabond ; 
was a woman of good report, and by diligent 
labor earning her bread He was charged with 



deluding the court of her and was bound to 
answer for this rontempt at the next sessions. 
He appeared at the next sessions, and in his 
defense, seems to have still further antagonized 
the court. "All his defense and attempted de- 
fense" was pronounced to be "turbulent and 
seditious ;" and so on the 4th day of Decem- 
ber, 1638, he was sentenced "to depart from 
Plymouth, his home, his hired house, his wife 
and children, and to be beyond the utmost 
bounds of it within fourteen days." His de- 
parture from Plymouth was in the extremity 
of New England winter, and happened in the 
midst of the greatest tempest of wind and snow 
recorded of the times. After great exposure 
and sufifering he with his family arrived on 
December 18, at the nearest settlement on an 
island in Narragansett Bay. Here he soon 
came to the front in the struggle by the people 
against the policy of the judges and elders, 
who had established a government and court, 
which was of fidelity, not known to the civil 
laws, but to the laws of Moses. Gorton was a 
student of law. His library which he brought 
from England contained the standard author- 
ities, and he understood his own and the peo- 
ple's rights better than did these judges and 
elders. Massachusetts claiming a prior char- 
ter to the Narragansett territory, Gorton was 
chosen by the assembly of the Providence 
plantations as their commissioner to England, 
and departed on his mission in August, 1645. 
His work with and before the parliament com- 
missioners in England was continuous and se- 
vere, and it was over two years before he suc- 
ceeded in his efforts for his people. He did 
not reach home till May, 1648. He was a 
writer of ability, leaving many valuable state 
papers and several published works. That he 
must have been possessed of great and shining 
virtues is sufficiently evident from the fidel- 
ity with which his early adherents followed 
through life his changing fortunes, and by 
their never failing confidence in his worthiness 
to fill public office of the highest trust and of 
the greatest importance to the general weal. 
He was their chosen representative to the as- 
sembly in the years 1649-51-52-55-56-57-58-59- 
60-62-63-64-65-66; served a number of years 
in the upper house, corresponding to the pres- 
ent senate; was associate judge of their high- 
est court, and was their president or governor 
for the term beginning in 165 1 and ending in 
1652. He was a multitude of times selected to 
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than any other man in the colony was called 
upon to draw up important state papers, and 
in his old age was continually honored by the 
gift of the most important civil offices. Sidney 
S. Rider, whose knowledge of these early men, 
obtained from a lifelong study of their works, 
is not exceeded by any one living says that 
Gorton was "one of the most learned men then 
living in New England." In the languages, in 
the law, and in letters, he was exceedingly pro- 
ficient. His early associations were good; his 
wife was as tenderly reared as any lady in the 
colony ; his family educated and refined : her 
brother a college professor, and an excellent 
Latin poet. He was possessed of more liter- 
ary education than any of the founders save 
Williams. In law and politics he understood 
his rights better than did the elders and magis- 
trates of Massachusetts, and he at all times 
showed the courage of his convictions and he 
appeared to have asserted no propositions 
which he could not legally maintain. Samuel 
G. Arnold regarded him as one of the most 
remarkable men who ever lived. John M. 
Mackey says of him: "His astuteness of mind 
and Biblical learning made him a formidable 
opponent of the Puritan hiearchy. By his bold 
example, by his written and spoken word he 
did much that should make his name ever 
freshly remembered by the friends of religious 
liberty throughout the wide world." Rhode 
Island may well be proud of his record and of 
his distinguished services. 

Ilis children were: I. . 2. Samuel 

(2). of whom further. 3. Mary, married 
(first) Peter Greene, (second) John Sanford. 
4. Maher, married Daniel Cole. 5. John, mar- 
ried I\Iargaret Weeden. 6. Benjamin, married 
Sarah Garder. 7. Sarah, married William 
Mace. 8. Ann, married John Weaver. 9. 
Elizabeth, married John Crandall. 10. Sus- 
anna, married Benjamin Barton. 

(II) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Gor- 
ton, was born at Gorton, Lancaster county, 
England, 1630. He came with his father to 
New England in 1636, lived with him at War- 
wick and received from him a deed for his 
interest in the property. He, like his father, 
gained the friendship and goodwill of the 
Indian tribes around them. He was captain 
of the military company of the town and in 
1678 was a member of the court at Newport 
to try cases against the Indians for depreda- 
tions committed during King Philip's war. 
During the years 1676 to 1683 he was a mem- 



ber of the upper house of assembly. He also 
filled the office of assistant juilge two terms; 
was electetl for a third term but declined to 
serve. He married, December 11, 1684, Sus- 
annah Burton, born 1665, daughter of VVilliam 
and Hannah (Wickes) Burton. Samuel (2) 
Gorton, die<l September 6, 1724, and his widow 
married (second) Richard Harris. She died 
June 25, 1737. Children of Samuel (2) Gor- 
ton: I. Samuel (3), of whom further. 2. 
Hezekiah, born January 11, 1692, married 
Freelove Neason. 3. Susannah, born June 4, 
1694, married Joseph Stafford. 

(Ill) Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) Gor- 
ton, was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, Jan- 
uary 9, 1690. He moved from Warwick to 
Swansey, Alassachusetts, where his last five 
children were born. He married, June i, 1715, 
Freelove, daughter of Elder Joseph and Lydia 
(Bowen) Mason. Children: i. Samuel (4), 
born in March, 1717; married (first) Ruth 
Slade; (second) Frances (Rice) Graves. 2. 
Freelove, born August 27, 1718. 3. Ann, 
September 7, 1721. 4. Lydia, February i, 
1723. 5. Benjamin, July 2, 1725, married Avis 
Hulett. 6. William. 7. Joseph, of whom fur- 
ther. 8. Susanna, born June 6, 1734. 9. Heze- 
kiah, July 9, 1736. He died in January, 1784, 
and was buried from the home of his son, 
Deacon Benjamin Gorton, January 23; funeral 
sermon by Elder John Gorton. 

(I\') Joseph, son of Samuel (3) Gorton, 
was born probably in Swansey, although his 
birth is not recorded there. He served in the 
revolution in Esquire Millard's company. Colo- 
nel Waterman's regiment, Rhode Island militia, 
November 21, 1776; December 4, 1776, and 
January 9, 1777, length of service not stated. 
He married, January i, 1762, Mary Barton, 
born November 20, 1740, daughter of Benja- 
min and Mary (Harte) Barton, a sister of 
General William Barton, who captured the 
British General Prescott at Newport. Chil- 
dren: I. Hezekiah, born November 21, 1763, 
married the widow of Asa Potter. 2. David, 
of whom further. 3. Mary, born March 4, 
1770, married Levi or Sevin Kinnecot. 

(\') David, son of Joseph Gorton, was born 
at Warwick. Rhode Island, November 24, 
1768, died at Mansfield, New York. He was 
married by Elder John Gorton, March 19, 
1789. to Alice Whit ford, born July 16, 1770, 
daughter of George and Hannah (Wickes) 
Wliitford, of Warwick. Her name is written 
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Mansfield, New York, but after being left a 
widow she lived with her daughter Rachel in 
Bloomfield, Connecticut, where she died in 
July. 1855. Children: i. Mary, born 1790, 
married Philip White. 2. Joseph, of whom 
further. 3. Hannah, born July 7, 1795, mar- 
ried William Haswell. 4. Susan, born May 
12, 1799; married (first) Henry Baxter, (sec- 
ond ) Ransom J. Greene. 5. John, born April 
19, 1 801, married Johanne Sheldon. 6. Silas 
C, born 1803, married (first) Diadama Meade; 
married (second) Lucy Steel. 7. Rachel, born 
December 14, 1805, married William Gillette. 
8. Phebe S., born July i, 181 1, married John 
Robinson. 9. Hezekiah, born 1814, married 
Sallie A. Edmonds. 10. Alpha, died in infancy. 
II. Betsey E., born January 21, 1818; married 
(first) James Brown, (second) William Henry. 

(VI) Joseph (2), son of David Gorton, 
was born at Warwick, Rhode Island, Novem- 
ber 7, 1792, died in December, 1872, at Friend- 
ship, New York. He was a cooper by trade. 
He was named after his grandfather, Joseph 
Gorton, who gave him a tract of one hundred 
acres of land at or near where the city of Ben- 
nington, Vermont, now stands. This he sold 
for a few hundred dollars and settled in 
Friendship, Allegany county. New York, where 
he married, lived and died. He served in the 
war of 1812, under Colonel Brockway. He 
married, January 5, 1814, Phebe Baxter, born 
October 5, 1795, at North Salem, Westchester 
county. New York, daughter of John (2) and 
Dorcas (Whitlock) Baxter. Captain John (i) 
Baxter came to America in 1664 with the 
Irish \"olunteers, as captain. He received for 
his services the island of Throggs Neck. He 
had eight children, among whom was Petit 
Baxter. Petit Baxter, born December 16, 1732, 
died February 5, 1809, married Sarah Brush, 
born November 9, 1738, died February 5, 1823. 
They had twelve children, the eldest being 
John Baxter. John (2) Baxter, born Septem- 
ber 24, 1760, died November 28, 1841, was a 
soldier of the revolution. He married Dorcas 
Whitlock, born June 4, 1776, died April 25, 
1839. They had nine children, one of whom 
was Phebe Baxter Gorton, of previous men- 
tion. 

Children of Joseph (2) Gorton: i. Alpha 
Ann, born November 16, 1814, died August 
8, 1815. 2. Sarah H., born March 16, 1816, 
died April 4, 18 16. 3. Harriet Ann, born Sep- 
tember 17, 1817, married Levi Horner. 4. 
Sheridan, of whom further. 5. Joseph, born 



October 12, 1821, died February 16, 1822. 6. 
Fanny, born January 12, 1824, married Abel 
T. Reynolds. 7. Orpha E., born April 25, 
1826, married Samuel E. Latta. 8. Phebe F., 
born May 30, 1828, married John C. Colwell. 
9. Susan M., born July 9, 1830, married Robert 
E. Middaugh. 10. Henry Baxter, born De- 
cember 27, 1832, married Flora Horner. 11. 
Josephus, born February 21, 1835, married 
Ellen M. Church. 12. Erastus, born February 
4. 1837. died March 3, 1837. 13. Thaddeus 
Hezekiah, born March 5, 1839, died January, 
1848. 

(\TI) Sheridan, son of Joseph (2) Gorton, 
was born in New York state (probably in 
Friendship), December 21, 1819, died in 
Friendship, May 23, 1848. He was a musician 
and during the summer months traveled in that 
capacity with \''an Amberg's circus. He also 
learned and worked at harnessmaking. He 
died at the early age of twenty-nine years. He 
married, August 12, 1847, Abigail Norton, 
born in Washington county. New York, in 
May, 1829, died in Friendship, December 22, 
1910. They had one child, Sheridan (2), born 
October i, 1848. Mrs. Gorton married (sec- 
ond) Walter D. Renwick, a teacher and 
farmer, who died in Friendship in 1908. She 
was a Congregationalist, later a Methodist. 
She was the daughter of Joseph B. Norton, 
born in Washington county. New York, in 
1800, a farmer, also a lumberman, and one of 
the first settlers of what was then Phillipsville, 
Allegany county. New York, settling there 
with wife and one child Abigail. He died in 
Friendship. By a first marriage there was no 
issue; he married (second) Prudence Hall, 
born in Walpole, New Hampshire, in 1806, 
died in Friendship, in 1900 ; she was of 
a prominent family, her grandfather Hall was 
an officer of the revolution. Children of Jo- 
seph B. Norton and his second wife Prudence 
Hall: I. Abigail, of previous mention, wife of 
Sheridan (i) and mother of Sheridan (2) 
Gorton. 2 David, born 1831. died at Friend- 
ship, a harnessmaker and farmer ; married 
(first) a Miss Harrison, who left a son Harry, 
born 1856; married (second) Libby Bradley, 
also of Friendship; children: Carrie; Fred- 
erick; a daughter: Mary, and Martin. 3. 
Miriam, born in 1833, in Phillipsville, New 
York ; married William McCracken, of Farm- 
ington, Oakland county, Michigan, where they 
reside on their farm. Children : i. Harry, a 
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legislature, ii. Mary, married William Hewitt, 
a lawyer of Detroit, iii. Stella, resides in Oak- 
land county, Michigan, iv. Arthur, a lawyer 
in Indiana. 4. Rhoda, born 1835, married 
James Hyde, a clerk; they reside in Belmont, 
New York ; no living children. 5. Sheridan 
.Mc.Arthur, born 1848, thirteen years after his 
sister Rhoda; died in Friendship, in 1896; he 
married Hilary Robinson, who survives him ; 
one child: George, an electrical engineer. 6. 
Clara, born in 1850, at Phillipsville, Allegany 
county. New York, died in East Lexington, 
■Massachusetts, about 1890; married Edward 
Spalding, a prominent farmer and citizen of 
East Lexington. 

Children of Abigail (Norton) Gorton by her 
second husband ^^'alter D. Renwick : i. Ellena, 
born in Cuba, New York, 1854; married F. L. 
Dayton, deceased, a real estate and insurance 
agent of Friendship, whom she survives ; one 
child : Lolo. 2. Elizabeth, born in Belmont, 
New York, 1861, married William H. Flint, 
a mechanic, residing in Friendship ; children : 
i. Jessie, married Roy Glover, ii. Carl, an 
engraver of Buffalo, New York. iii. Mary, a 
teacher in Bradford (Pennsylvania) high 
school, iv. Howard, a student at Michigan 
L'niversity. 3. Walter N., born in Belmont, 
1865, now a lawyer of Cuba, New York ; mar- 
ried and has : Walter, born 1903 ; Robert, 1909. 
4. Edward M. (Ned), born in Belmont, 1870, 
a traveling salesman ; married Ruth Newton 
and resides in Cuba, New York; has one 
daughter Irene. 

(VIII) Sheridan (2), only child of Sheri- 
dan (I) and Abigail (Norton) Gorton, was 
born in Belmont (then called Phillipsville), 
.\llegany county. New York, October i, 1848. 
He there received a public school education, 
and became a teacher, following that profes- 
sion in Allegany county and in Oakland coun- 
ty, Michigan, until 1872. He was then ad- 
vance agent for a theatrical company four 
years until 1876. In the latter year he began 
the study of law, under the direction of S. 
Mc.Nrthur Norton, of Friendship, New York. 
He had previously read and studied law under 
the direction of Hon. Wilkes Angel and 
George S. Jones, at Belmont, New York, and 
now continued under Mr. Norton's preceptor- 
ship until June 15, 1877, when he was admitted 
at Buffalo, New York, as a member of the bar 
of the state of New York. He located in Smeth- 
port, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1877; was admitted 
to the McKean county bar, September 24, fol- 



lowing, formed a partnersiiip with John C. 
Backus (see Backus), and together they prac- 
ticed very successfully until the death of Mr. 
Backus. In November, 1898, he entered into a 
law partnership with Thomas R. Richmond 
(see Richmond), then a member of the Penn- 
sylvania legislature. This was a very effective 
combination and they transacted an enormous 
business until the death of Mr. Richmond in 
1908. Since that time Mr. Gorton has practiced 
alone, retaining and satisfactorily serving the 
former firm clients. He is an able lawyer, 
thoroughly informed in the law and skillful 
in legal procedure. He is a Republican in 
politics anfl has held many town and county 
offices, including the board of council, school 
director, district attorney for McKean county 
( 1894-1897), and numerous conventions which 
he has attended as delegate. He is president 
of the Smethport Water Company and has 
large business interests outside his profession. 
He has given a great deal of attention to fra- 
ternal societies and has attained prominence in 
all. He is past master of Smethport Lodge, 
No. 182, Ancient Order of LTnited Workmen, 
and past grand master of the Pennsylvania 
State organization (1892 and 1893), the Penn- 
sylvania jurisdiction including West \'irginia ; 
past noble grand of Smethport Lodge, No. 
389, Independent Order of Odd Fellows ; past 
worshipful master of McKean Lodge, No. 388, 
Free and .Accepted Masons : is a companion 
of Bradford Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; a 
sir knight of Trinity Commandery (Brad- 
ford), Knights Templar: a noble of Zem Zem 
Temple (Erie), Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 
and a thirty-second degree Mason of Couders- 
port Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish 
Rite. His club is the Central of Smethport. 
During his long professional and public career, 
Mr. Gorton has fairly won the confidence and 
esteem of his townsmen and brethren of the 
bar, and as a man, a citizen and a lawyer bears 
a character beyond reproach. 

He married, June 29, 1878, Lucy C. Eaton, 
born in Smethport, April i, 1859. .She was 
educated in the public schools and has been 
a lifetime resident of Smethport. She is a 
daughter of Judson Galusha Eaton, a descend- 
ant of John Eaton, the emigrant, of Water- 
town and Deilham, Massachusetts (see Eaton). 
Mrs. Gorton is a member of the Travelers' 
Club and of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 
Children of Sheridan and Lucy C. (Eaton) 
Gorton, all horn in Smethjiort : i. Sheridan 



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(3), born September 22, 1879, now a publisher 
of New York City ; married a widow, Mrs. 
Edith (Case) Montgomery; no issue. By her 
first husband she had a daughter Marjorie, 
hving in Massachusetts. 2. E. Rex, born June 
14, 1881 ; now in charge of a large garage in 
Patterson, California ; married March 19, 191 1, 
Matilda Nieman, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 3. Mac- 
Arthur, born February 4, 1889 ; graduate of 
Bucknell University, class of 1910, now a civil 
engineer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America ; 
unmarried. 4. Elva Rita, born May 8, 1893, 
graduate of Smethport high school and resides 
with her parents. 



John Eaton, the emigrant, was an early set- 
tler of Watertown, JMassachusetts, where he 
was admitted a freeman May 25, 1636; lived 
there another year and shared in several land 
distributions. He joined the Dedham church 
in 1641 and took active part in the public af- 
fairs of Dedham, serving on committee to lay 
out lands ; as surveyor of highways, and as 
wood reeve several years. He died October 9, 
1658. His wife Abigail survived him. Chil- 
dren : I. Mary, baptized at Dover, Kent county, 
England, March 20, 1631. 2. John, died young. 
3. Thomas, born 1633, died 1659. 4. John (2), 
of whom further. 5. Abigail, born January 
6, 1640, died February 13, 171 1. 6. Jacob, 
born June 8, 1642, in Dedham, died young. 

(H) John (2), son of John (i) Eaton, 
born 1636, died April 23, 1684. His wife 
Alice, died March 8, 1694. Children: i. John, 
died young. 2. John, married Ann Whitney. 
3. Thomas, married Lydia Gay. 4. William, 
married Mary Starr. 5. Judith, died young. 
6. David, died young. 7. Ebenezer, died young. 
8. Judith, born May 17, 1680. 9. Jonathan, of 
whom further. 

(HI) Jonathan, son of John (2) Eaton, 
was born at Dedham, Massachusetts, Septem- 
ber 3, 1681, died in Killingly, Connecticut, June 
25, 1748. He moved to Connecticut in 1701 
and was the first permanent settler at Putnam 
village, where he built a mill. He attended 
church in Killingly in 1730, and was chosen 
deacon. He married Lydia Starr, in 1706, 
second daughter of Comfort and Mary Starr. 
She died in March, 1751. Children: i. Lydia, 
born November 5, 1707, twice married. 2. 
Keziah, May 24, 1710, married Deliverance 
Cleveland. 3. Alice, November 28, 1712, mar- 



ried Joseph Lawrence (2). 4. Susanna, in 
April, 1715; married Thomas Grove. 5. 
Jerusha, April 16, 1717; married John Buck- 
lin. 6. Hannah, August 17, 1719; married 
Seth Johnson. 7. Jonathan (2), November 
10, 1 72 1, married Sarah Johnson. 8. John (2), 
of whom further. 9. Penelope, born March 
21, 1729. 10. Comfort, September 25, 1730, 
married Mehitable Whitmore. 11. Marston, 
October 21, 1731, married Elizabeth Lyon. 

(TV) John (3), son of Jonathan Eaton, 
was born May 13, 1724, died while on a visit 
to his son in Eatonville, New York. He lived 
in North Adams, Massachusetts, and married 
Hannah Johnson. Children: i. John (4), mar- 
ried Mehitable Richardson. 2. Elisha, married 
Sally Case. 3. Wyman, married Mary Knight. 
4. Rufus, of whom further. 5. Comfort, mar- 
ried Polly Griffith. 6. Rhoda, married Jere- 
miah Bucklin. 7. Esther, married Jonathan 
Richardson. 8. Lydia, married Abijah Rich- 
mond. 9. Keziah, married a Mr. Knapp. 10. 
Mehitable, married Donald Bensley. 11. Han- 
nah, marriea Chad Brown. 

(\') Rufus, son of John (3) Eaton, was 
born June 16, 1770, died in Springville, Erie 
county. New York, February 7, 1845. He 
was but a lad of sixteen years, when with four 
brothers he emigrated to the site of Eaton- 
ville, Herkimer county, New York, and helped 
to found the town that bears the family name. 
At the age of forty years he moved with his 
wife and eight children to the vicinity of Buf- 
falo, New York, but finding it unhealthy, again 
moved, settling at Springville, Erie county, 
near the southern boundary of the county. 
He located there in 1810, obtained a great deal 
of good land, on which Springville was later 
largely built, he being one of the first settlers 
there. He built the first saw mill in the town, 
was the first justice of the peace, and with his 
brother Elisha built, in 1824, the old Spring- 
ville Hotel. He donated land for the village 
park ; the cemetery ; the academy ; the First 
Presbyterian Church, and for other charitable 
and religious purposes. He may be called the 
■father of the town, so intimately is his name 
associated with its early history. He married, 
in 1791, Sally Potter, who died November 15, 
1843, aged seventy-six years. Children: i. Syl- 
vester, of whom further. 2. Waitee, married 
Frederick Richmond. 3. Sally, twice married. 
4. Rufus C, born 1796, married Elizabeth But- 
terworth. 5. Mahala, married Otis Butter- 



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worth. 6. Elisha, born iSoo, married Betsey 
Chapee. 7. Harriet, married Dr. Carl Emmons. 
8. William, died young. 

(VI) Sylvester, eldest son of Rufus Eaton, 
was born in Little Falls, New York, June 17, 
1792. He married (first) Lydia Gardner, 
(second) Nancy Wilkes. Children by first 
wife: I. Peregrine, married (first) Alice 
Tailor, (second) Phcbe Starkweather. 2. Jud- 
son Galusha, of whom further. 3. Mary L. 
Children by second wife : Waitee, Lucinda, and 
Rosalie, who married a Mr. Rice, of Osago, 
Iowa. 

(VII) Judson Galusha, son of Sylvester 
P2aton, was born in Springville, New York, 
August 19, 1823, died May 7, 1888, a tinsmith. 
He married, September 4, 1856, Sarah Electa 
Bennett, who survives him a resident of Smeth- 
port, where they settled after marriage. She 
is a daughter of Oshea Rich Bennett, born near 
Albany, New York, April 29, 1806, died in 
Smethport June, 1858, a merchant; married 
Lucy Green Warner, born July 5, 1807, at 
Lima, New York, died in Smethport, May 11, 
1887; they were the parents of twelve chil- 
dren, of which Sarah Electa was the second. 

(VIII) Lucy C, daughter of Judson Ga- 
lusha and Sarah Electa (Bennett) Eaton, mar- 
ried Sheridan Gorton (see Gorton VIII). 



This name, originally Stoll, was 
STULL borne by John Stoll, a Hollander 

and a resident of the township of 
Frankford, Sussex county. New Jersey. Many 
Dutch and German families settled at an early 
day in Sussex, coming from the eastern part 
of New Jersey, the lower counties of New 
York state. Long Island, and in some cases 
from New England. 

(I) John Stoll is the first of whom record 
is found in Sussex county, where he married 
and had male issue. He was the father of 
Captain Jacob Stoll or Stull, of whom further. 

(II) Captain Jacob Stoll or Stull, son of 
John Stoll, was born in Sussex county, New 
Jersey, 1741, died at Elmira, New York, No- 
vember 14, 1809. He served in the revolution- 
ary war, first as assistant of the Second Regi- 
ment, Sussex county. New Jersey, troops ; 
later was promoted captain. He was engaged 
at the battles of Quinton's Bridge, Three 
Rivers, Hancock's Bridge, Connecticut Farms, 
Van Nest's Mill, Long Island, Trenton (As- 
sanipink), Princeton, Germantown, Spring- 
field and Monmouth, serving with distinction. 



He was accompanied to the war by his son 
John, a lad of twelve, who served in the wagon 
trains as packhorse boy. Captain Jacob Stull 
was at this time a resident of New Jersey, but 
after the war moved to New York state set- 
tling at Elmira, where he owned a good farm 
of over two hundred acres. Descendants of 
Captain Stull are yet found in that locality. 
He is buried by the side of his wife in the 
family plot on the old farm. He married 
Sarah Pipenger, born 1743, died in Elmira, 
New York, November 2, 1830. She was of 
English descent, and until her death drew a 
pension from the government on account of 
her husband's patriotic service in the revolu- 
tion. 

(Ill) Joseph, son of Captain Jacob and 
Sarah (Pipenger) Stull, was born in Sussex 
county. New Jersey, January 18, 1777; died 
on his farm in Eldred township, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, December 2, 1866. He 
was a farmer of Chenango and Steuben coun- 
ties, New York, until 1808, when he came to 
Pennsylvania, settling in what is now Eldred 
township, McKean county. He was accom- 
panied by his brother John and they at once 
began a clearing. Each had a ten-acre lot well 
cleared, when they discovered they were on 
another man's property. Joseph moved to what 
is now Stulltown, McKean county, where he 
cleared a farm and lived until his death. He 
married, January 18, 1802, Delinda Brewer, 
born in Dutchess county, New York, April 17, 
1782, died in Eldred township, June 6, 1862, 
daughter of Abraham and Eunice (Griswold) 
r.rewer, a union with two of the old colonial 
families. Children of Abraham Brewer: i. 
Delinda, of previous mention. 2. Abraham, 
died in Chenango county. New York, a farmer, 
married and left issue. 3. Abigail, married 
John Stull, brother of Joseph, a farmer. She 
died on the homestead at Elmira, New York. 

Children of Joseph and Delinda (Brewer) 
Stull, first four born in the town of Starka, 
Chenango county. New York: i. Alma, born 
August 15, 1804, died in Scioto county, Ohio; 
married Lynds Dodge, died in Eldred town- 
ship, McKean county, Pennsylvania, a farmer 
and a lumberman : children, all deceased : Eula- 
lia, Mary, Eliza, Matilda. r,uman, Joseph and 
Henry. 2. Abraham, born August 21, 1806, 
died in Eldred township, McKean county, a 
farmer ; married Philcna Green, who died in 
Eldred township : children, all deceased : Hand- 
ford, George, Philista and Alice. 3. John, of 



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whom further. 4. Abigail, born August 2g, 
181 1, died at Port Allegany, Pennsylvania; 
married (first) David Groman, (second) Jo- 
seph Long, a farmer and a soldier in the war 
of 1812; children of second marriage: George, 
deceased ; Joseph, now living at Port Allegany. 
5. Camilla, born in Eldred township, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, October 12, 1813, died 
in Harrisonville, Scioto county, Ohio ; married 
John L. Daniels, of Marietta, Ohio, a school 
teacher, died in Harrisonville. Children: i. 
James, died in the Union army during the civil 
war. ii. Artemesia, died in 1912. iii. Mary, 
now livng in San Bernardino, California, iv.- 
Camilla, living in Ohio. v. Alma, living in 
East Liverpool, Ohio. vi. Lee Ouincy, de- 
ceased, a veteran of the civil war. 6. Caleb 
Baker, born in Eldred township, March 16, 
1816, died there a farmer ; married Caroline 
Boorhees (?), of Farmer's Valley, Pennsyl- 
vania. Children : i. Ridgway, deceased, ii. 
Orsarilla, living in Olean, New York. iii. 
Cynthia, deceased, iv. Arthur, living in Eld- 
red, Pennsylvania, v. Ann, deceased, vi. John, 
living in Coveyville, Pennsylvania, vii. Daniel, 
living in the state of Washington, viii. Grant, 
deceased, ix. George, deceased. 7. Laurinda 
H., married Arthur Young (see Young). 8. 
Mary Delinda, born in Eldred township, 
March 10, 1820, died there after two mar- 
riages; married (first) Rev. Charles Coe, a 
Methodist minister; child, Cyrenus, a captain 
in the civil war, deceased: married (second) 
[ohn Nolan, a farmer of Emporium, Pennsyl- 
vania ; children : John, living in Cameron coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania, and Merrick, deceased. 9. 
Jerome K., born in Farmer's Valley, Pennsyl- 
vania, April 21, 1822, died there a farmer, 
married Ann Maria Kent. Children: i. Dul- 
cina, deceased, ii. Joseph C, now living in 
Portville, Pennsylvania, iii. Baker J., de- 
ceased, iv. Flora, living at Turtle Point, Penn- 
sylvania, v. Sylvester, deceased. 10. George 
R.. born in Farmer's Valley, March 3, 1824, 
died there a merchant ; married Catherine 
Lewis, of New York City; children: George 
and Joseph, both deceased. 11. Joseph, born 
in Farmer's Valley, April 21, 1826, died in 
Eldred township, a farmer; married Lucinda 
Myers ; children : Favoretta, living in Way- 
land, New York; Cameron, living in Eldred 
township. 

(IV) John (2), second son of Joseph and 
Delinda (Brewer) Stall, was born in Brading, 
Steuben county. New York, December 31, 



1808. When an infant he was brought to Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania, by his parents who 
settled at Stulltown on a farm. He was edu- 
cated in the public school and became a car- 
penter, working in New York and Pennsyl- 
vania, later a farmer. In 1883 he moved to 
Smethport, where he died. He and his wife 
were members of the Baptist church. He mar- 
ried Phoebe Wright, widow of Samuel E. 
Windsor, who died in Franklinville, New York, 
by whom she was the mother of Orlando, de- 
ceased ; William E., died in 191 1, in Larrabee, 
Pennsylvania, and Lewis, deceased. Phcebe 
Wright was born in Ceres, Pennsylvania, 
March i, 1814, died in Eldred township, Mc- 
Kean county, September 17, 1883, daughter of 
Rensselaer Wright, born about 1791, a farmer 
and hotel keeper of Eldred, where he died 
about 1871 ; he married and reared a family of 
ten. Children of Rensselaer Wright, not known 
to be in exact order of birth: i. Phoebe, of 
previous mention. 2. James, died in Honeoye, 
Potter county, Pennsylvania, a lumberman; 
married Mary Estey, of Ceres ; two children. 
3. Phelps, died in Michigan, a lumberman ; 
married a Miss Brown ; two children. 4. John, 
died in Eldred, Pennsylvania, a lumberman and 
farmer ; married Editha Moses, of Cuba, New 
York ; children : William, of Olean, New York ; 
Edick, lives at Eldred, on the old homestead ; 
John, of Olean. 5. Carl, now living at Coles 
Creek, Pennsylvania, a lumberman, farmer and 
oil producer; married (first) Jerusha Dennis, 
deceased, who was the mother of his children: 
Burt, and others ; no issue by second marriage, 
6. George, died in Eldred township in 1867, 
a lumberman ; married a Miss Paine, who sur 
vives him with issue, a resident of Eldred 
She married (second) Williard Cummings 
also deceased. 7. Junius, died in Eldred, a 
farmer ; married Elizabeth Moddy, of Covey- 
ville, Pennsylvania, who survives him residing 
in Eldred. 8. Sarah (Sally), died in Smeth- 
port. Pennsylvania: married Nathan Palmer, 
of Ceres, a hotel keeper of Port Allegany, 
Pennsylvania ; children : Adelbert, and three 
others. 9. Martha, died in Smethport; mar- 
ried a cousin, Wright, a journalist ; no 

issue. 10. Maria, died in Michigan; married 
Russell Miller, a farmer; left issue. 

Children of John and Phoebe (Wright-Wind- 
sor) Stull, all born in Eldred township, Mc- 
Kean county: i. James H., of whom further. 
2. Maria, born April 10, 1841, died in Duke 
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Randall Middaugli, of Portville, New York, 
also deceased ; children : Nettie, now living in 
Ohio, married ; Lily, died aged twenty months. 

3. Almeda, born November 15, 1843; married 
Uana Nichols, of Eldred township, where they 
reside on their farm; child: Mellie, born 1870. 

4. John E., born November 8, 1S45, now a re- 
tired farmer of East Smethport ; married Ade- 
laide Higgin, of Warsaw, New York; child: 
Clyde, born August 5, 1881, freight agent at 
Smethport Depot, unmarried. 5. Leroy, born 
I'ebruary 28, 1854, now a farmer near Cuba, 
New York. 

(\') James H., eldest son of John (2) and 
I'hcebe (Wright-Windsor) Stull, was born in 
Eldred township, jMcKean county, Pennsyl- 
vania, November 14, 1839. He was three 
years of age when his parents moved to Port- 
ville, New York, where he was educated in the 
public school, finishing in the high school. His 
first work was on a farm, later under his 
father's instruction he learned the carpenter's 
trade. After he returned to Pennsylvania, he 
taught one term in the Stulltown public school. 
After his military service he returned to Penn-- 
sylvania, and followed his trade in Eldred 
township, McKean county, where he later pur- 
chased a farm. He continued carpentering and 
farming until October i, 1883, when he moved 
to Smethport, where he still resides. 

He enlisted in 1861 in Company H, One 
Hundred and Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania 
\olunteer Infantry, which was shortly after- 
wards consolidated with the Fifty-eighth Regi- 
ment. On November 7, 1862, he was trans- 
ferred to Company D, Fourth Regiment, 
L'nited States Light Artillery, in which he 
served until his term of enlistment expired. 
He reenlistcd February i, 1864, in the same 
battery, continuing in the service until the 
close of the war, receiving honorable discharge, 
February i, 1867, serving two years after the 
war in Te.xas. He took part in nineteen bat- 
tles, among which were : Black Water Run, 
ton miles from Suffolk, \'irginia, fought be- 
tween the forces commanded by General Cor- 
coran and General Smith during the siege of 
Suffolk. In that engagement his battery was 
hard pressed and lost many men. He was 
with Grant in front of Petersburg, where his 
battery was engaged, May 9, 1864, and again 
on ]\Iay 13, 1864, they were sharply engaged 
eight miles from Richmond, sufltering severe 
loss. They crossed the Appomattox, June 14, 
1864, took the heights of Petersburg and 



placed forty-eight pieces of artillery in posi- 
tion on the crest of the hill. His services con- 
tinued through the battles before Richmond 
until the final surrender of General Lee, April 

3. 1865. He is a member of Knights of the 
Maccabees, the Grand .Army of the Republic, 
the Methodist Episcopal church, and in politics 
is a Republican. 

He married, March 8, 1870, Ann Eliza 
(Terry) Keyes, born in the village of Greene, 
New York, February 4, 1841. At nine years 
of age her father gave her to her uncle Salmon 
Montague Rose, with whom she lived five 
years in Smethport, Pennsylvania, where she 
was educated in the public schools. She is a 
member of the Maccabees and of the Method- 
ist Episcopal church. Her father Thomas 
Terry was born in Connecticut, about 1806, 
died at Afton, in Chenango, county. New 
York, July I, 1851, a cloth manufacturer; he 
married Mary Rose, born in Binghamton, New 
^'ork, 1808, died in Afton, August 10, 1849. 
Alary Rose was the daughter of Salmon Mon- 
tague Rose, a root and herb doctor, who died 
in Smethport, Pennsylvania, 1847. He mar- 
ried and had issue: i. Hinsdale, a farmer died 
in New York ; married Sophronia Barrett ; 
children : Henry, Marian, Lucy, William, 
Emory and Amelia. 2. John, died in Canas- 
tota. New York, an official of the Erie rail- 
road ; married and had a family. 3. A son. 

4. Salmon Montague, a lumberman, died in 
Auburn, New York ; married Eliza Burdick, 
from Potato Creek, Pennsylvania ; no issue. 

5. Mary, of previous mention, married Thomas 
Terry. 6. Lucy, died in the west ; married Asa 
Sartwell, a lumberman of McKean county and 
left issue. 7. Sherland, died in the west, a 
merchant. Children of Thomas Terry, all born 
in New York state: i. Violetta, born 1832; 
married Ferris Loop, of Windsor ; died in 
Savannah, Illinois, a school teacher and book- 
keeper ; children: Edwin, deceased: Mary, liv- 
ing in Iowa ; Alice, living in Savannah ; Flavia, 
living in Savannah, and Kate. 2. John, born 
1834, died in Warren, Pennsylvania, in 1897; 
a veteran of the civil war serving from New- 
York ; married a widow, Mrs. ( Free- 
man) Middaugh ; no issue. 3. Annetta, born 
1836, died in Iowa, in 1902; married (first) a 
\'an \'alkenburg; children: Mabel: Anna, and 
five others; married (second) a Lewis; no 
issue. 4. Silas, born in July, 1838, now a re- 
tired merchant of Harmony, Clay county, Indi- 
ana : married Acena Smith, a native of Indi- 



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ana ; no issue. 5. Ann Eliza, of previous men- 
tion, wife of James H. Stull. 6. Mary, born 
in January, 1847, died in January, 1852. Ann 
Eliza Terry was a widow at the time of her 
marriage to James H. Stull. She married 
(first) September 10, 1859, Melvin Keyes, 
born December 15, 1838, in Portage, New 
York, died September 14, 1869, in Pike, Wy- 
oming county, New York, a farmer of Eldred 
township; children: i. Mary, born in Eldred, 
February 7, 1861 ; married Nathan Miller, of 
Centerville, New York, where they reside on 
their farm. Children : i. Elma, married Carl 
Whitney, a fanner of Centerville. ii. Bertha, 
married Howard Hamer, a farmer of Center- 
ville. iii. Ernest, a farmer of Centerville, mar- 
ried Ethel Hamer. iv. Earl, a farmer of Cen- 
terville ; married . v. Myrtle, married 

a farmer of Centerville. vi. Clarence, unmar- 
ried. 2. Annette, born in Eldred, April i, 
1863, died in February, 1873. 3. Franklin Au- 
gustus, born in Eldred, October 21, 1864, died 
February, 1873. 

Children of James H. and Ann Eliza (Terry- 
Keyes) Stull, all born in Eldred, Pennsylvania: 
I. Myrtle Rose, born August 10, 1874; married 
George Howard, of Arcade, New York, now 
an oil well driller and foreman for the Crosby 
Chemical Company, of the gas wells, and is 
also a contractor ; living at Smethport, Pennsyl- 
vania. Children : i. Nettie Elizabeth, born 
August 20, 1896. ii. Harold, January, 1898. 
iii. Erma', December 25, 1901. iv. Ralph, Jan- 
uary, 1904. 2. Cora Mundane, born October 
31, 1876; married Fred Nourse and resides on 
their farm near Smethport ; children : Forrest, 
born March 3, 1896; Loida M., October, 1898; 
Lois, December 17, 1906. 3. Grace Belle, born 
July II, 1878; married Alfred Hoskins, a 
farmer, now living near Centerville, New 
York; children: Raymond, born December, 
1897; Sylvia, September, 1899; Robert, 1900. 
4. Hattie May, born March 7, 1882; married 
Clayton Wales, of Friendship, New York, now 
living in Bolivar, New York, a teamster, fol- 
lowing the oil fields. 



The family of Houghton is 
HOUGHTON of very ancient origin in 

England, and the name, 
which was originally De Hocton, is supposed 
to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon word, 
Hocton or Hoctune, signifying "Hightown," 
or "High place," and was taken from one of 
the manors of the family in Lancashire, Eng- 



land, which was remarkable for its lofty situa- 
tion. The first to assume the name of this 
manor was Willus De Hocton, or as some- 
times written, Willus Dominus De Hocton. 
This was in the year 1 140, very shortly after 
surnames were first introduced. A son or 
grandson changed the spelling to De Hoghton 
and about the middle of the seventeenth cen- 
tury we find the "u" introduced. 

Among the Norman barons who came over 
to England with William the Conqueror was 
one named Herverus, and after the battle of 
Hastings, lands were apportioned him in Nor- 
folk, Suflfolk and Lancashire. In the time of 
Hamo, the grandson of this Herverus the 
Manor of Hocton came into the possession of 
the family, and it was Hamo's son, Willus or 
William, who first assumed the name of De 
Hocton. The family continued to be a dis- 
tinguished one, taking an active part in many 
stirring historical episodes and holding offices 
and titles of conspicuous distinction. In the 
eighteenth generation from Herverus, the Nor- 
man progenitor, Thomas Hoghton built during 
'the reign of Queen Elizabeth Hoghton Tower 
from the stone of a quarry in the hill on which 
the tower stands. This is one of the most 
splendid specimens of the Tudor architecture 
that is extant, and it was here that James I. 
was entertained by Sir Richard Houghton in 
1517 with a lavishness that impoverished the 
house for many years. Sir Richard had, upon 
the institution of the order six years earlier, 
been made a baronet, ranking second in se- 
quence of creation. A long list of Houghtons 
after his time sat in parliament for county 
Lancaster. 

d) Ralph Houghton, the American pro- 
genitor of the family, was born in Lancaster, 
England, in 1623, died in Milton, Massachu- 
setts, April 15, 1705. He was a man of much 
larger property than was common among the 
colonists of the time, and the tradition is that 
he was the younger son of Sir Richard Hough- 
ton, who in the parliamentary wars was a zeal- 
ous adherent of the King. According to the 
story, Ralph became a Puritan and took a 
prominent part in Cromwell's forces, actually 
leading on one occasion the assault of the 
Roundheads upon his ancestral home. For 
this treason his name was dropped from the 
rolls of the family. He, thereupon, came to 
this country, probably about the year 1647, and 
with several others bought of the Indians a 
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caster. This place was repeatedly the scene of 
savage Iiulian attacks until the death of King 
f^'hilip. Ralph Houghton took a leading part 
in all the activities of the newly organized 
town, and was a man of unusual ability and 
force. He married Jane Stowe, born in Eng- 
land, in 1626, died in Milton, January 10, 1700. 
The children of Ralph and Jane (Stowe) 
Houghton were: i. Ralph, born probably in 
1648. 2. James, of whom further. 3. Mary, 
born April 11, 1653, died in Charlestown, Oc- 
tober 8, 1679; married, January 20, 1675, 
William Bently, of Harvard, Massachusetts; 
children: triplets, William, Henry, and Han- 
nah. 4. John, born February 28, 1655, died 
October i, 1679, at Charlestown, jMassachu- 
setts. 5. Joseph, born May i, 1657, died March 
22, 1737; married (first) 1693, Jane Vose, 
(second) Margaret Redding. 6. Experience, 
born August i, 1659, in Lancaster; married, 
as second wife. May 12, 1684, Ezra Clapp, of 
Dorchester, Massachusetts. 7. Sarah, born 
December 17, 1661 ; married, December 28, 
1687, Caleb Sawyer; child, Beulah, born in 
1699. 8. Abigail, born May 15, 1664; mar- 
ried. May 14, 1688, John Hudson; child, John, 
born in 1690. 9. Hannah, born October 16, 
1667, died October 8, 1679. 

(H) James, son of Ralph and Jane (Stowe) 
Houghton, was born in 165 1, probably in 
Charlestown, or Woburn, Massachusetts, died 
in 171 1. In 1697 he moved to that part of- 
Lancaster now called Harvard, and with his 
brother-in-law, Caleb Sawyer, built a home- 
stead or garrison house on the land given him 
by his father near Still River, which house is 
still in the possession of his descendants. This 
is for many reasons one of the most interest- 
ing historical houses in that part of the state. 
He married Mary, born in Lancaster, Febru- 
ary 14, 1653, presumably the daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Prescott) Sawyer. Their 
children were: i. James, born in 1690; mar- 
ried Sarah Sawyer. 2. Ralph, date of birth 
not known. 3. John, born in 1697-98: married, 
November 18, 1 718, Mehitabel Wilson. 4. 
Ephraim, of whom further. 5. Edward, born 
in 1705, died March 17, 1777; married, No- 
vember 16, 1727, Abigail Coye. 6. Hannah, 
married T. Sabin. 7. Experiaice, married 
William Houghton. 

(Ill) Ephraim, son of James and Mary 
(Sawyer) Houghton, married, December 10, 
1725, Hannah Sawyer. Their children were: 
I. Ephraim, born December i, 1727. 2. Joseph, 



born October 12, 1 73 1. 3. Elisha, nf whom 
further. 

(I\') Elisha, son of Ephraim and Hannah 
(Sawyer) Houghton, was born July 20, 174.6. 
He resided at Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Chil- 
dren : I. Maria, born 1777. 2. Moses, of whom 
further. 3. Aaron, twin of Moses, born March 
22, 1781, died November 24, 1842; married, 
September 13, 1804, Martha Eaton. 

(V) Moses, son of Elisha Houghton, was 
born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, March 22, 
1 78 1, died at Lock's Mills, in the town of 
Greenwood, Maine, sometimes called Wood- 
stock, October 31, 1847. He married, in 1802, 
Martha Haskell or Gaskell, born February 15, 
1780, died April 14, 1823. Children, i. Rich- 
artl, born in Acton, Massachusetts, June 9, 
1804: married Lucinda Barrows, of Hebron, 
Maine; occupation, cooper and gunsmith; died 
at Mechanic's Falls, Maine. 2. Martha, born 
September 4, 1805 ; married Nathaniel Knight, 
of I'aris, Maine. 3. Samuel, born September 

5, 1807, died April 9, 1809. 4. Samuel H., 
born July 20, 1809; married Betsey Tuell. 5. 
Elijah, born May 15, 181 1, died July 30, 1830. 

6. Maria, born in Norway, Maine, April 6, 
1813: married Gillman Tuell, of South Paris, 
Maine. 7. Sally, born in Norway, Maine, 
March i, 1815; married James Dunham. 8. 
Ruth, born February 22, 1817 ; married Hora- 
tio Russ. 9. Susan, born February 22, 1819; 
married (first) Henry Russ, (second) a Mr. 
Tuell. 10. Moses, of whom further. 11. 
Aaron, born March 25, 1823 ; married Martha 
Farris, of Paris, Maine; died in Augusta, 
Maine. 

(\'I) Moses (2), son of ]\Ioses (i) and 
Martha (Haskell or Gaskell) Houghton, was 
born in Waterford, Maine, October 21, 1820. 
He lived for many years in Greenwood, 
Maine. He moved from there to West Paris, 
Maine, and then to Norway, where he died in 
1877. He married, in 1840, Lucy Ann Smith. 
Children: i. Charles Remington, born Octo- 
ber 17. 1841, died November 7, 1907; married 
(first) March 15, 1868, Mary H. Bolster, died 
November 27, 188 1, (second) Sylvia Fogg, of 
Hartford, Maine. Children of first wife: i. 
Jennie Mary, born November 11, 1869, mar- 
ried Harry Cole ; ii. Bessie Anna, born Novem- 
ber 14, 1874, died April 21, 1883; iii. Charles 
Frederick, born 1878, died November 25, 1881. 
Child of second wife: Alice Bessie, born 
February 2, 1886. 2. ^Mary Ellen, born Jan- 
uary 27,. 1844: married, in 1866. George W. 



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Bryant. 3. Rev. Moses Henry, of whom fur- 
ther. 4. Hannibal Hamlin, born February 16, 
1848; married Laura A. Willis; children: i. 
Winifred Laura, born January 11, 1881, died 
in Decanber, 1888; ii. Izah Lucinda, born 
April 29, 1872; iii. Nellie Agnes, born Sep- 
tember 14, 1874; iv. Frederick Mason, died 
1896; V. Nina Hortense. 5. Etta J., born 
January 17, 1854; married George A. Brooks, 
died in Norway, Maine. 6. Rev. Frederick 
Mason, born October 20, 1855, at Bethel, 
Maine, died at Deering, Maine, December 30, 
1898; he graduated at Tufts College and Di- 
vinity School ; he married Alice Josephine 
Buckman, born February 9, 1855; they had 
two children: Louise Etta, born May 6, 1888, 
and Charles Frederick. 7. Lucy Emma, born 
May 28, 1858, in Bethel, j\Iaine ; married, June 
20, 1889, J. Clinton Harris, born March 25, 
1862; children: i. Ersel Dawn, born December 
19, 1890, graduate of Brookline high school, 
June 1910; ii. Carmen, born August 16, 1895, 
and now (1912) a senior in the Brookline high 
school. 8. Nina Hortense, born September 
14. 1861, at Lock's Mills, Maine, died No- 
vember 12, 1904; married, May 12, 1904, 
Hudson Knight. 

(VH) Rev. Moses Henry Houghton, son of 
Moses (2) and Lucy Ann (Smith) Houghton, 
was born at Locks Mills, Oxford county, 
Maine, March 17, 1846, died in May, 19 10. 
His early education was acquired at the Acad- 
emy at Norway, Maine, going from there to 
the Harvard Divinity School, from which he 
was graduated in 1873. He entered the min- 
istry at Bath, Maine, taking the pastorate of 
the First Universalist Church. His charge, 
which lasted for three years, marked a period 
of great prosperity for the church, a hand- 
some parsonage being erected during the time 
at a cost of $3,000. He then organized the 
Universalist church of Grand Haven, Michi- 
gan, and was its pastor two years. He was 
also pastor of the L'niversalist church of Hy- 
annis, Massachusetts, for three years, and of 
that of New Haven, Connecticut, for six years. 
His health becoming impaired he went west 
and served as pastor at Storm Lake. Iowa, for 
three years, and at Dubuque, Iowa, for two 
years. He was pastor of the church at Ti- 
tusville, Pennsylvania, for two years. For 
eight years he was pastor of the Universalist 
church in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and during 
this time a beautiful church was erected and 
equipped with a pipe organ at a cost of 



$25,000. Owing to failing health he retired 
from the ministry, and was for eight years 
collector in the L'nited States internal revenue 
department. He then returned to the minis- 
try and was pastor of the Springville, New 
York, congregation, his last ministerial work. 
He was an eloquent pulpit orator, and a man 
whose blameless life attracted many to the 
cause he championed. "Possessing a sunny 
disposition, a sympathetic heart and a strong 
intellect, he made a marked impression wher- 
ever he labored, and was one of the most 
popular pulpit orators of the day". 

lie married (first) January i, 1865, Agnes 
Abbott, and they had one child, Clifton El- 
well, born October 12, 1868, now living in 
Erie, Pennsylvania. He married (second) 
Ida, daughter of Woodbury Langdon and Julia 
(Estes) Martin (see Martin IX), now a resi- 
dent of Bradford, Pennsylvania. She is a 
member of the church whose service claimed 
the best years of her husband's life, also be- 
longing to the Ladies' Literary Club, of Brad- 
ford, of which she was president, and for five 
years was one of the vice-presidents of the 
State Federation of Women's Clubs. 



The name Martin is not only of frequent 
occurrence in the old world, but became com- 
mon in America from an early period, being 
found in the early lists of settlers in Massa- 
chusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vir- 
ginia and other colonies. The name is vari- 
ously spelled even in the records of the same 
family as: Martin, Marten, Marttin, Marteen, 
Martain. Martine and Martyn. As it is com- 
mon to all countries there is nothing in the 
name to determine the nationality of the fam- 
ily bearing it. It is found in England as early 
as the Conquest and was the surname of the 
Lords of Cemmes for seven generations. In 
America the name is a respected one and has 
been borne by men and women who have been 
good and useful members of society, acting 
well their part in the sphere in which they were 
placed. 

(I) Richard Martin, the progenitor of the 
family in this country, married (first) Febru- 
ary I, 1654, Sarah Tuttle (see Tuttle), born 
1633, died 1666. Their children were: i. Mary, 
born June 7, 1655. 2. Sarah, born July 2, 
1657, married John Cutt. 3. Richard, of whom 
further. 4. Elizabeth, born 1662. 5. Hannah, 
born 1664, married Richard Jose, a sherifT, and 




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they had six children. 6. Michael, born in 
1666. Richard Martin married (second) 
Martha, widow of John Dunnison; (third) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Sherbourne; 
and (fourth) Mary Denning, widow of Sam- 
uel Wentworth. 

(II) Richard (2), son of Richard (i) Mar- 
tin, was born in 1659, and graduated from 
Harvard College in 1680. He was a school 
teacher and preacher, but was never ordained. 
He preached at Wells, Maine. 

The records of the three succeeding genera- 
tions (HI), (IV), and (V) are lost so that the 
names cannot be given. The dates are 1684, 
1709, 1734. 

(\1) Richard (3), the great-great-grand- 
son of Richard (2) Martin, was born in 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1756, died at 
Guilford, New Hampshire, October 17, 1824. 
During his early years he had some oppor- 
tunities for obtaining an academic education, 
serving later an apprenticeship to the rope- 
making trade. When he arrived at the age of 
twenty-one the revolutionary war was in 
progress and Burgoyne had landed in the 
north, and, relying on the skill and valor of 
his well-trained troops, had boasted that they 
would sweep through the whole land, van- 
quishing everything that opposed. Young Mar- 
tin, with others in Portsmouth and the vicin- 
ity, enlisted in the service of his country. He 
was at Saratoga on that day,' October 17, 
1777, when the haughty British general, Bur- 
goyne, surrendered his whole army of 5,752 
men as prisoners of war to the American 
commander. General Gates. Richard Martin 
after serving his term of enlistment returned 
to Portsmouth. November 29, 1778, he mar- 
ried Hannah Faxon. He died at the age of 
sixty-eight years, his widow living until No- 
vember II, 1834. He was buried in Guilford 
and the following is the inscription on the 
marble at the head of his grave : 

Eld. Richard Martin 

died Oct. 17, 1824. 

aged 68. 

That death might be easy and quick 

In life was my fervent request; 
I died, and without being sick 

Escaped to and welcomed this rest. 

The children of Richard and Hannah 
(Faxon) Martin were: i. Hannah, married a 
Mr. Langley. 2. Christopher. 3. Betsy, mar- 
ried a Mr. Blaisdell. 4. Thankful, married a 



Mr. Jackson. 5. Richard Jr., died May 15. 
1869. 6. John Langdon, of whom further. 

(\'II) John Langdon, son of Richard (3) 
Martin, was born in New Hampshire, 1782, 
died September 16, 1856. He was well edu- 
cated, read medicine and became a well-known 
and popular practicing physician of Jefferson, 
New Hampshire. He died in Holyoke, Massa- 
chusetts, and is buried in Guilford, New 
Hampshire. He married (first) Sarah Mar- 
ston, born in 1790, died in 1866, in Jefferson, 
New Hampshire. Their children were: i. Se- 
rena, born January 17, 1812, married, in 1831, 
Aaron Potter, a farmer of Jeft'erson, and they 
had nine children : Elizabeth, Mary, George, 
John Henry, Serena (2), Annette, John Lang- 
don. ai.id two that died in infancy. 2. Syl- 
vester, born in Jefferson, New Harnpshire, 
August 20, 1817, married, January 9, 1842, 
Euphemia Stillings ; their only son, Albert, 
succeeded his father as a farmer of Jefferson. 

3. Woodbury Langdon, of whom further. . 4. 
Willis ,B., born June 3, 1828, in Hartford, 
Massachusetts, married Ledora Siuith, and 
both are buried in the same cemetery in East 
Hampton, Massachusetts; they had six chil- 
dren: i. Adella, born 1853, died 1854; ii. Fred 
Pierce, born in 1855, living in Holyoke, Massa- 
chusetts ; iii. Lizzie Jane, born in 1857, de- 
ceased; iv. Mary Ella, born in 1863, living in 
Hartford, Connecticut, unmarried ; v. Frank 
Irvine, born 1867, living in Northampton, 
Massachusetts, married Jessie Rush and had 
three children : Glen, deceased ; Prudence and 
Priscilla ; vi. Alice Belle, born 1871, married 
Edward Putnam, a manufacturer, residing in 
Hartford, Connecticut, with children : Dorothy 
and Elizabeth. 

(VIII) Woodbury Langdon, sou of John 
Langdon and Sarah (Marston) Martin, was 
born in Guilford, New Hampshire. February 

4, 1822. He was educated in the public 
schools of Jeft'erson, New Hampshire, and in 
early life was a farmer. He followed several 
occupations in early life, finally settling in 
Holyoke, Massachusetts, where he established 
a retail coal and wood yard. He was very 
successful in business, continuing there until 
1869, when he retired with a competence. He 
was a Republican in politics, and a Universalist 
in religious faith. He was a capable and ener- 
getic man of business and a citizen of high 
standing. He married ( first) Julia, daughter 
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born in Jeft'erson, New, Hampshire, August 
22, 1824, died at New Haven, Connecticut, 
September 4, 1875. Children: i. Elnora, born 
in South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts, De- 
cember 18, 1846, died March 12, 1851, in 
Chicopee, Massachusetts. 2. Isadore, born 
July 12, 1852, died in Chicopee, August 17, 
1852. 3. Clarence, born in Holyoke, Massa- 
chusetts, June 8, 1855, died there August 28, 
1855. 4. Ida, of whom further. 5. Irvin, born 
in Holyoke, December 7, 1862, died there De- 
cember 8, 1864. 6. Mabel, born in Springfield, 
Massachusetts, May 8, 1867, died May 18, 
1867. Woodbury Langdon Martin married 
(second) Mrs. Mary (Fuller) Latham, who 
survives him, now residing in Bristol, Connect- 
icut, without issue. 

(IX) Ida, only child of Woodbury Lang- 
don and Julia (Estes) Martin to survive in- 
fancy, was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, 
February i, 1861. When she was four years 
ol(t her parents moved to Springfield, Massa- 
chusetts, and in 1870 moved to New Haven, 
Connecticut, where she attended private and 
boarding schools until she was fourteen years 
of age. She then entered Dean Academy, at 
Franklin, Massachusetts, continuing until her ' 
graduation in 1879. She married, June 19, 
1883, Rev. Moses Henry Houghton (see 
Houghton VII). 



John Tuttle came from Wiltshire, England, 
and joined the settlement at Ipswich, Massa- 
chusetts, 1633, the same year that he arrived 
in the ship "Planter" as appears by the town 
record. His wife was Joanna, who before she 
married John Tuttle was a Widow Lawrence. 
John Tuttle was made a freeman, March 13, 
1639, and a representative in 1644. In 1651 
he was called "Mr." He went to Ireland about 
the time the disheartened colonists at New 
Haven were negotiating for the purchase of 
the city of Galloway in Ireland for a future 
home. He established himself advantageously 
there and never returned. He died at Carrick- 
fergus, December 30, 1656. His wife Joanna 
followed him to Ireland in 1654. Their chil- 
dren were: i. Abigail, born 1629. 2. Simon, 
born 1631. 3. Sarah, born 1633, married Rich- 
ard Martin (see Martin I). 4. John, born 

1634, married Mary and had one child, 

Mary, born April 23. 1663. 5. Simon, born 
1637, married (first") in 1659, Joan Burnham ; 
(second) in 1663, Sarah Cogswell. 



(The E.stes Line). 

(I) Benjamin Estes married Sarah Little- 
field, of a family distinguished in Maine from 
revolutionary days down to the present. Their 
children were: Tabitha, Sarah, Annie, Mary, 
Katurah, Lydia, Benjamin, Timothy, of whom 
further ; Davis. 

(II) Timothy, son of Benjamin and Sarah 
( Littlefield) Estes, was born in Jefferson, New 
Hampshire, 1797, died at South Hadley Falls, 
Massachusetts, 1879. He was a well known 
contractor and builder. Among his operations 
was the erection of the hotel on the summit 
of Mount Washington. He married (first) 
Mary Low, born in 1806, died in 1858, and is 
buried in the cemetery at South Hadley Falls. 
Their children were: i. Julia, married (first) 
Charles Latham and they had one daughter, 
Lucy Ann, who died in 1876, married George 
^^'■. D. Upton, who survives her and resides at 
Springfield. Julia (Estes) Latham married 
(second) Woodbury Langdon Martin (see 
Martin VIII). 2. Lydia Jane, died in Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1899; married 
Noah D. Folsom, a lock and gunsmith, who 
died in Bradford, January 30, 1900; child, 
Estes A., deceased. Timothy Estes married 
(second) Ruby Reynolds and their only daugh- 
ter ^lary, deceased, married Clifford Tilly, a 
furniture dealer, now living in Holyoke, Mas- 
sachusetts. 

Mary (Low) Estes, the first wife of Tim- 
othy Estes, was a daughter of Levi and Mary 
(Soper) Low, of Westerville, Maine, and a 
granddaughter of Salter Sopcr. Levi and 
Mary (Soper) Low had seven children: i. 
Levi, a sea captain, died at sea, married and 
left two children: Eugene and Florence, now 
living in Maine. 2. Justis, married Lois Wat- 
kins, both deceased; their children were: Levi, 
Pearl, Amos, John, and Mary, all died at 
Randolph, New York; Anna, the only sur- 
vivor, married Dwight Phelps, of West Win- 
sted, Connecticut. 3. Clovis, married Apple 
Green, both deceased; their children were: 
Electra, Percival, Oscar, Thaddeus, who con- 
structed the railroad up Mount Low in Cali- 
fornia : Pembroke. 4. Amos, deceased, mar- 
ried and left a son Eugene. 5. Almond, mar- 
ried Olive Starboard; their children were: 
Charles, George Timothy, Nathaniel, Sylvania. 
Elvira, Emmeline. 6. Mary Low, married 
Timothy Estes. of previous mention. 7. 
Diana, married Anson Stillings and left chil- 
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It is a confirmed tradition that 

CLARK this family came from Devon, 
England, from near Plymouth. 
I'.iirke says: "The Clarks of Buckland were 
from the north, I believe from Elgin. They 
settled down in Devon some time in 1500, are 
worthy upright people". From another 
source : "The Clarks have never been an 
uppish ])retentious people; most of them 
farmers ; plain, simple honest people, always 
well enough off in a worldly sense to show 
them able to take care of themselves without 
following mean occupations and poor enough 
to show they are not grabbers of everything in 
sight". 

(I) Samuel Clark was born in i6ig in Dev- 
onshire, England, came to Wethersfield, Con- 
necticut, in ifiTiG, and was one of twenty men 
who settled at Ripponwams, now Stamford, 
Connecticut, May 16, 1640, having become dis- 
satisfied with the Wethersfield Colony. They 
purchased lands of the Indian chiefs, Ponus 
and Toguamske, for thirty pounds in July, 
1640. He appears in the list of pioneers to the 
end of 1642. He is believed to have lived in 
Milford, Connecticut, in 1669, then moved to 
Hempstead, Long Island, and to have lived 
in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1685, died 
1690. He married Hannah, daughter of Rev. 
Robert Fordham. 

(H) William, son of Samuel Clark, was 
born in 1645 in Stamford, Connecticut, died 
in Bedford, New York, 1712. He removed to 
Bedford. Westchester founty, New York, 
where he was one of the sixteen men who on 
December 23, 1680, purchased from the In- 
dians the present township of Bedford, then 
called the hop lands. A part of this purchase 
is yet held and resided upon by a descendant, 
John Green Clark. They organized a Congre- 
gational church in 1680. On April 8, 1704, 
Queen Anne confirmed the town of Bedford 
twenty-three thousand acres to its twenty-nine 
land holders, three of whom were two Will- 
iams and Nathan Clark. He married and had 

sons: I. W'illiam, married Hannah and 

had John, William, Ebenezer, David and Jo- 
seph. 2. Nathan, of whom further. 3. Jo- 
seph, born about 1680; his name is found on 
several conveyances including a deal to twelve 
acres of upland, November 26. 1703, "upon ye 
Ridge called Clark's Ridge, part of ye land 
laid out to ye said Clark's honoured father 
William Clark, senior". 

(Till Nathan, son of William Clark, was 



born at Stamford, Connecticut, 1676. His 
will is dated April 29, 1726. He came to Bed- 
ford with his parents when he was five years of 
age. He is said to have lived several years 
after making his will in 1726 and during his 
last illness made a new will which was worth- 
less, he being too feeble to affix his signature. 
He was one of the twenty-nine land holders 
of Bedford to whom Queen Anne confirmed 
twenty-three thousand acres of land, April 8, 
1704. He held several town offices and was a 
large land owner. His first wife Clemence 
died about 1709. He married a second wife 
whom he probably survived as she is not men- 
tioned in his will. Children named in will are 
Stephen, born 1701 ; Nathan; Sylvanus, died 
a young man; Jchiel, born 171 1; Joseph, of 
whom further: Nathaniel, 1714: Elizabeth; 
Deborah, 1718; Abigail; Esther; Comfort, 

(IV) Joseph, son of Nathan Clark, was 
born in Bedford, Westchester county. New 
York, in 1713, died there April 18, 1791. He 
and his wife were brought up near neighbors in 
Bedford, and after their marriage settled on 
the farm at Copps Bottom about one mile west 
of the village where they spent the remainder 
of their lives. Fie married Sarah, daughter of 
Jacob Smith. She died of palsey, April. 1796. 
Children : i. Ezra, died a young man. 2. James, 
a land surveyor, married Betsey Boulton and 
had twelve children ; he settled in Western 
New York. 3. Abigail, married John Mills 
and had ten children ; one child settled in Sul- 
livan county. New York. 4. Anna, born July 

1, 1742, died August 26, 1802; married Moses 
St. John, an elder of the Presbyterian church; 
eleven chil;!ren. 5. Joseph, of whom further. 
6. Nathan, born December 19, 1754, was a 
revolutionary pensioner ; married Lydia, 
daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Clark) 
Holmes. 

(V) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (i) Clark, 
was born in Bedford, Westchester county, 
New York, 1753, died 1821. He lived on the 
Clark homestead all his life. He married Han- 
nah Clock, of Connecticut, born 1760, died 
1825. Children: i. Ezra, of whom further. 

2. Lewis, married Catherine Whitney. 3. 
Bertha, married Jehiel Canfield. 4. Clara, 
married Caleb K. Hobbs. 5. Phoebe, married 
John Bussing. 6. Hannah, married Abial Ray- 
mond. 7. John, married Lucy Mead, his son, 
John Green Clark, now lives on the old home- 
stead farm at Bedford which has been in the 



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family over two hundred years; the home in 
wliich he Hves is over one hundred years old 
and there have been eight generations of 
Clarks baptized in the Presbyterian church at 
Bedford. 8. Anna, married James Home. 9. 
Joseph, had three wives. 10. Ira, married 
EHza Backby. 

(VI) Ezra, son of Joseph (2) Clark, was 
born in Bedford, Westchester county, New 
York, September 11, 1779, died 1858 in Syd- 
ney, New York, or Pennsylvania. He was a 
farmer and a lumberman. After leaving Bed- 
ford he settled in Bainbridge, New York, 
afterward moving to Sidney where he spent 
the greater part of his life. He married (first) 

Banks; married (second) April 26, 

1807, Mary Foote, born September 24, 1776, 
died May 8, 1858, in Bainbridge, New York, 
a member of the Presbyterian church. She 
was a daughter of a West Point officer serv- 
ing on the staff of General Washington. Chil- 
dren by first wife: i. Mary, married Roland 
Brown. 2. Sallie, married a Mr. Northup. 3. 
Samuel. 4. Edward, twin of Samuel. Chil- 
dren by second wife: 5. Eliza, married i first) 
Samuel Porter, no issue; married (second) 
Dr. William Purington and had a daughter 
Georgianna. 6. Joseph Foote, of whom fur- 
ther. 7. Susan, married William Wier, of 
Elmira, New York, and had a daughter Kate 
Ellen. 8. Henry, who died in 1907, aged over 
ninety; married Ellen Curtis, of Bainbridge, 
New York, who still survives him ; children : 
George, Charles, Josephine. 9. Catherine, mar- 
ried William Wier; children: Alice, William, 
Fred. These children of second wife were all 
born either in Bainbridge or Sidney, New 
York. 

(VII) Joseph Foote, son of Ezra Clark, 
was born in Bainbridge, , Chenango county 
New York, July i, 1810. He was educated in 
the public schools finishing with a course at 
Sidney Academy. He early entered mercantile 
life, and at the time of his marriage owned 
and was conducting a dry goods store at Sid- 
ney, Delaware county, New York, about 1831 
or 1832. He was also proprietor of a store 
at Smethport, Pennsylvania. At the time of 
the oil discoveries in Pennsylvania he owned 
land at Bradford which became oil property. 
He was very successful and continued his 
operations in oil until his death. He owned 
at one time over e'ght hundred acres of land in 
Bradford and vicinity, and at his death this 
was amicably divided among his heirs. The 



old homestead in Bedford is now occupied by 
his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Clark. In his 
final sickness he returned to Binghamton, New 
York, where he died June 25, 1877. He was a 
Democrat in politics and for many years a jus- 
tice of the peace. 

He married Laura Louisa Phelps, born in 
Hebron, Tolland county, Connecticut, August 
29, 1809, died 1883, daughter of Roger Phelps, 
son of a revolutionary soldier, born October 
7, 1762, on a farm at Hebron, Connecticut, 
which is now and has been for seven genera- 
tions owned in the Phelps family. He died 
September, 1846. Roger Phelps married Anna 
Jones, born March 20, 1765, died February 2, 
1821. Their children, all born in Hebron, 
Connecticut: i. Anna, born November 29, 
1787, died September 9, 1850; married An- 
drew Mann. 2. Betsey, born September 25, 
1790. married Allan Knapp, of Colchester, 
Delaware county, New York. 3. Maria, born 
March 8, 1793, died April 25, 1848; married 
Reuben Mann, of Hebron. 4. Henry, born 
December i, 1795, died April 6, 1852; mar- 

riel (first) Way; married (second) 

Ellen Hodges. 5. Rachel, born January 16, 
1799, died unmarried, 1868. 6. Clarisa, born 
October 31, 1801, died June 29, 1861 ; married 
Edward Way. 7. Roger L., born April 12, 
1805, died March 2, 1863; married Elizabeth 
Strong. 8. Laura L.. born August 29, 1809, a 
member of the Episcopal church, died at 
Binghamton : married Joseph Foote Clark. 
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Clark: i. Theodore 
Mortier, born at Smethport, Pennsylvania, 
October 10, 1834, died at Kendall Creek, now 
a part of Bradford, Pennsylvania, June 9, 
1882; he was a lumberman and a school 
teacher : served three years during the civil 
war in Company E. Fifty-eighth Regiment 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. 2. Junius 
Randolph, born at Smethport, July 24, 1836, 
died February 12, 1912 ; he was a lawyer ; mar- 
ried (first) Ann Eliza Viely, of Jordan, New 
York; (second) Mary Morse, of Elmira. New 
York; children by first wife: Frederick, died 
\oung : Mortimer, married Claude Dorn and 
had Lavi'rence, deceased ; Sarah, born 1900 ; 
Fred, 1902: Junius, 1907; child by second 
wife: Paul, born 1877. 3. Charles Randolph, 
born in Smethport, August i, 1838, died at 
Jefferson City, Missouri. May, IQ04: he was 
a speculator and jobber ; during the civil war 
he served in the Pennsylvania "Bucktail" Regi- 
ment. 4. Edward Kissam, born at Smeth- 



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port, January 1. 1841, died at Binghamton, 
New York, May 30, 1912; married Martha 
Jane Seymour, of Binghamton, New York ; 
children: i. Roger Phelps, resides in Bingham- 
ton, unmarried ; an attorney ; was assistant 
counsel to Governor Hughes until the latter 
was appointed to the supreme court ; ii. Laura 
Louise, married Franklin Morgan and resides 
in New London, Connecticut ; iii. Charles Sey- 
mour, deceased ; iv. Anna Whitman, a teacher 
at Lakewood, New Jersey; v. Joseph Foote, 
superintendent for Fruitt Brothers, leather 
jobbers of Binghamton, New York, married 
Grace \^an Wormer ; vi. Edward Kissam, au- 
ditor of a street railway company at Worces- 
ter, Massachusetts, married Carrie Emerson ; 
vii. Vernon Seymour, an attorney of New 
York City, married Laura Mahan ; viii. Flor- 
ence, deceased ; ix. Mary Elizabeth, now tak- 
ing a library course in Brooklyn, New York ; 
X. Louis, now a student at Albany Law School. 
5. Ellen Clarissa, born in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, July 31, 1843, died April 4, 1912; mar- 
ried William M. Hanna ; children : i. Gene- 
vieve, born December 9, 1881 ; ii. Junius Rob- 
ert, born November, 1883 ; at the time of the 
great earthquake in San Francisco he was a 
student at Stanford and the only person from 
that institution who lost his life in that dis- 
aster. 6. Mary Elizabeth, of whom further. 

(VIII) Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jo- 
seph Foote Clark, was born in Cameron 
county, Pennsylvania, then McKean county, 
September 11, 1845. She was educated in the 
public schools at Smethport, Pennsylvania, 
Bradford Academy and Elmira Female Col- 
lege (New York). After completing her 
studies she resided with her brother until 1878, 
then until 1880 sojourning with her mother, 
an invalid, at Saratoga Springs, New York. 
Miss Clark has traveled extensively, both at 
home and abroad, spending the year 1883 in 
Germany, and since making a more extended 
tour of Europe. Her American travel in- 
cluded a trip to California and other points of 
interest in the far west. She resides in Brad- 
ford at the old homestead surrounded by her 
share of the paternal acres. 



The family of Boardman 
BOARDMAN had its origin in England 

from William, surnamed 
"Le Bois de Main," or "of the wooden hand," 
a Norman and a follower of William the Con- 
queror. This William had a grant from his 



monarch, of two knight's fees of land in the 
county of SutTolk, as is mentioned in "Domes- 
day Book." From him descended Sir Andrew 
Boardman, the favorite of King Henry VIII., 
who gave him in marriage the hand of his 
ward. Lady Katherine Howard, daughter of 
the Earl of Berkshire, and ultimately sole 
heiress of her father. During the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth, two of the sons of Sir An- 
drew Boardman held command under the Earl 
of Leicester in the expedition to Ireland, 
against "the Desmond," one of them having a 
grant of forfeited land, settled there, and was 
the progenitor of the Irish line of Boardmans. 
The English branch of the family is settled in 
Suffolk. Arms : Argent a chevron vart bor- 
dered, gules, ducally gorged and chained or. 
The chevron shows that he to wh6m the arms 
were granted had been present at the siege of 
a city, the lion in the crest shows that he com- 
manded, and that the enemy retreated leaving 
him master of the field, and the ducal coronet 
shows that the enemy was one of the sovereign 
Dukes of France, and that he or one of his 
family had been taken prisoner is shown by the 
chain. The arms of Boardman were all quar- 
tered with those of Howard in right of the 
wife of Sir Andrew. By this marriage they 
are descended from Edward the Confessor, 
Hugh Capet, King of France, and Rudolph, 
the first Emperor of Germany. 

The American history of the family begins 
in 1635. The name in early colonial records 
is spelfed Boreman, Borman, Bordman. Bour- 
man and Boardman. Two of the English 
emigrants. Thomas and Samuel, were of Ip- 
swich, Massachusetts, 1635. They are not 
known to have been related. 

(I) Samuel Boreman, the progenitor of the 
line herein recorded, moved to Wethersfield, 
Connecticut, where he was a man of impor- 
tance, eighteen times elected deputy to the 
general court and held many other offices. He 
died aged fifty-eight years, in April, 1673. His 
widow, Mary (Betts) Boreman, survived him 
eleven years and died in August, 1684; ten 
children. 

(II) Nathaniel Boreman, son of Samuel 
Boreman. was born in Wethersfield. Connecti- 
cut. April 12, 1663. He married, late in life, 
April 30, 1707. Elizabeth Strong, born Febru- 
ary 20. 1670, daughter of Lieutenant Return 
Strong : one child. 

(III) Sergeant Nathaniel (2) Bordman 
(as he spelled the name), only child of Na- 



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thaniel ( i ) Boreman, was born February 19, 
1711-12. His father died when he was nine 
months old, in 1712, making provision in a 
hastily drawn will of three days before that 
his wife should bring up his son "to good learn- 
ing". The widowed mother married, two or 
three years later, Captain William Warner, 
and is found again a widow in 1726. Ser- 
geant Bordman's home was the farm, one and 
one-half miles west of Rock Hill, Connecticut. 
He died of pleurisy, May 12, 1776. His 
widow, Ruth (Parker) Bordman, died May 17, 
1799, aged eighty-four years; five children. 

(IV) Nathaniel (3) Bordman, son of Ser- 
geant Nathaniel (2) Bordman, was born at 
Rocky Hill, Connecticut, January 25, 1734, 
died May 4, 1776, of pleurisy, eight days prior 
to the death of his father of the same disease. 
He married Mabel Holmes, born September 
16, 1736, died November 14, 1777, leaving 
eight children, the youngest an infant. 

(V) Levi Boardman (as he spelled the 
name), son of Nathaniel (3) Bordman, was 
born at Rocky Hill, Connecticut, September 
21, 1759, died January 16, 1818. He married, 
January 4, 1789, Rachel, daughter of David 
and Rachel (Curtis) Riley, who died in 1847, 
at the home of her son Eleazer in New York 
state : four children. In this generation the 
spelling became Boardman in this branch. 

(VI) Eleazer, son of Levi Boardman, was 
born March 24, 1794. He settled in New 
York state, where he married and reared a 
family, his wife being a woman of Scotch de- 
scent. Children: i. John. 2. Polly, died in 
Freehold, Pennsylvania ; married Amos Car- 
penter, a farmer; children: Lucy, deceased; a 
son, deceased; Adelbert, living in the west; 
Velorous, deceased. 3. Levi, died in Freehold, 
a farmer ; married and left a family. 4. Sarah 
(Sally), died in Lottsville, Warren county, 
Pennsylvania ; married Jared Lathrop. a 
farmer; no issue. 5. Lovena, married a Mr. 
Sweetland and left three sons : William, now 
living at Bear Lake, Pennsylvania; Josiah, 
died in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, where his 
widow and children reside, and Jeremiah. 6. 
Samuel, killed in battle during the civil war ; 
he served in a Pennsylvania regiment with his 
two sons and brother Jared, the latter being 
the only one who returned from the cruel 
struggle between the North and South. 7. 
Jared, of whom further. 

(VIII Jared. son of Eleazer Boardman, was 



born in Cherry Valley, New York, September 
8, 1817, died in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, 
June 5, 1882. He grew up on the home farm, 
and on arriving at man's estate came to Penn- 
sylvania, settling in Wrightsville, Freehold 
township, Warren county. He was a farmer 
all his life and a man of considerable import- 
ance. He enlisted and served three years in 
the civil war in a Pennsylvania regiment, re- 
ceiving honorable discharge in 1864. He re- 
ceived injuries that incapacitated him for field 
service, but was assigned to lighter duty at 
Fortress Monroe during the remainder of his 
term of enlistment. At the time of Lincoln's 
assassination he was in Pittsfield, Pennsylva- 
nia, and walked six miles to Wrightsville, car- 
rying the sad intelligence to that village, there 
being then no telegraph communication. After 
the war was over he returned to the farm at 
Wrightsville, continuing its cultivation until 
his ileath. He was a Republican in politics and 
for maiiy years served as school director. In 
religious faith he was a Methodist as was his 
wife. 

He married. Viletta Wyman, born in New 
York state, April 11, 1819, died October 21, 
1892, at Derrick City, Pennsylvania, daughter 
of Eli Wyman, born 1796, died in Wrights- 
ville, Freehold township, Warren county, 
Pennsylvania, September, 1872. He was a 
farmer, and during all his later years an elder 
of the Presbyterian church. He married Polly 
Heather, born in Vermont, 1797, died in 
Wrightsville, 1884. Children of Mr. and Mrs. 
Wyman: i. Alzina, born 1816. died 1903; 
married Samuel Boardman. a farmer, who 
died in the Union army during the civil war ; 
children : Andrew, now living at Columbus, 
Warren county, Pennsylvania ; Polly, now liv- 
ing at Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania ; Charles, 
died in the army; Eli, died in the army; 
George, now living in Corry, Pennsylvania ; 
Minerva, now living in the west ; Byron, now 
living in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania; Bruce, 
now living in Columbus, Pennsylvania. 2. 
Viletta, of previous mention, married Jared 
Boardman. 3. Horace, born 1821, died in 
Greeley, Colorado, in 1909; he was engaged in 
mercantile business; married Fidelia Mead, 
of Youngsville, Pennsylvania; son. hrank, 
now a jeweler of Warren, Pennsylvania. 4. 
George, born 1823, died in Greeley, Colorado, 
where he was engaged in merchandising; he 
married Algiva Hubbard, of Ohio; children: 



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I'Ved, Iva and a son, all living in Greeley. Cliil- 
dren of Jared and V'iletta Boardman, all born 
in Warren county. Pennsylvania: i. Betsey, 
horn August, 1845, died in Wrightsville in 
1884; married Philander Wright, now a re- 
tired merchant of Seattle, Washington ; chil- 
dren, all born in Wrightsville : i. Clara, born 
July, 1866, married William Wilcox, a mer- 
chant of Corry, Pennsylvania, children : Mary, 
born October, 1886, in Wrightsville, and Don- 
ald, 1891, in Corry; ii. Alary, born March, 
1875, died January, 1882: iii. Charles, born 
April 24. 1878, now a watchmaker and jeweler 
of Seattle, married and had a son Lester. 2. 
Alphonso Marcellus, of whom further. 3. 
Horace Edgar, born August 20, 1850, now 
proprietor of a bakery in Bolivar, New York; 
he married Alary Price; children: i. Belle, 
born February 2, 1876, married Elmer Krugh, 
of Sistersville, West Virginia, a merchant, 
child, Alice, born January, 1907; ii. Fon W., 
born June 3, 1884, married Lena Steinberger 
and is a baker in Bolivar, child, Fon, born 
June 28, 191 1. 4. Artemesia, died in infancy. 
5. Arthur W., born August 3, i860, now man- 
ager of the Gas Company at Shefifielcl, Penn- 
sylvania ; married Alattie Blood ; children : 
Fred, born September 12, 1884; Ora, June, 
1887; Lottie, all living in Sheffield. 6. Alary, 
died in infancy. 

(VIII) Alphonso Alarcellus, eldest son and 
second child of Jared and Viletta (Wyman) 
Boardman, was born in Wrightsville, Freehold 
township, Warren county, Pennsylvania, 
April 30, 1848. There his early years were 
spent and his education secured in the public 
schools. After completing his years of study, 
he engaged in farming. In 1871 he secured a 
lease on the Beatty farm at Fagundus, Warren 
county, and there for seven years was engaged 
in oil production. He then for two years was 
engaged in the grocery business at Fagundus, 
then for five years, beginning in 1880, he con- 
ducted a grocery store in Allegheny county, 
near the AIcKean county line at a place called 
State Line. In 1885 he sold his store and pur- 
chased land, oil and gas leases at P'our Alile, 
New York, remaining in business there two 
years. His daughter having arrived at an age 
that her education became an important con- 
sideration he purchased a home at Sugar 
Grove, Pennsylvania, and made it his resi- 
dence while she attended the excellent sem- 
inary located there. In the auturrin of 1890 
he moved to Derrick City, Pennsylvania, and 



sjient the ensuing nine years in the manage- 
ment of his oil properties. In addition to his 
jirivate oil interests he formed the mercantile 
firm of Boardman & Johnson and conducted a 
profitable general merchandising business. In 
1899 he was elected commissioner of AIcKean 
county and during his three years in that of- 
fice resided in Smethport, the county seat. In 
July, 1902, he located his residence in Brad- 
ford where he established and has ever since 
conducted a most profitable insurance busi- 
ness. 

He is a Republican in politics, and besides 
his three years as county commissioner served 
as supervisor for five years and school director 
four years, being secretary of the board for 
three of these years. He was made a Alason 
in Olcan Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, 
in 1884, demitting in 1899 to Bradford Lodge, 
No. 334. He is also a member of Couders- 
port Lodge of Perfection, and Consistory, An- 
cient Accepted Scottish Rite, holding the thir- 
ty-second degree. He is also a noble of Is- 
mailia Tem])le, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles 
of the Alystic Shrine, located at Buft'alo, New 
York. His other fraternal orders are : Tent, 
No. not, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
of Derrick City; Fosterbrook Lodge, No. 11, 
Knights of Pythias, at Gilmore, Pennsylvania, 
and the Protected Home Circle, No. 68. His 
religious faith is Presbyterian, as is his wife, 
who belongs to the Eastern Star. 

He married, August 5, 1869, Alice Kay, 
born in Sugar Grove township, Warren 
county, Pennsylvania, February 26, 1849, and 
there educated in the public schools, daughter 
of William and a granddaughter of John Kay. 

Children of Alphonso AI. and Alice (Kay) 
Boardman : i. Lida Pearl, born at Stetson Hill, 
Pennsylvania, October 23, 1872; married 
(leorge Washington Jude, born at Findlay 
Lake, New York, February 22. 1866, now a 
lawyer of Jamestown, New York; child, Rob- 
ert Boardman, born in Bradford, November 
8, 1906. 2. Dora, born in Fagundus, Pennsyl- 
vania, September 22, 1876, died at State Line, 
New York. November 17, 1881. 3. Earl W., 
born in Fagundus. Pennsylvania, Alarch 15, 
1878, died December 11. 188 1. 4. Rhea Kay, 
born at State Line. New York, February 12, 
1885, now a teacher in Jamestown, New York. 



(I) John Kay, born near Alanchester. Eng- 
nd, died at Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. He 



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rried 



Children: William, 



of whom further; Robert, born 1812, died in 
Manchester; James, born in Manchester, 181 5, 
died in Ashville, New York, being then a re- 
tired farmer, married without issue. 

(II) William, son of John Kay, was born 
at Oldham, near Manchester, England, July 
17, 1809. He came to the LTnited States in 
1846, settling in Pennsylvania in Sugar Grove 
township, Warren county. He there built a 
saw mill, superintending its operation until 
his death, April 2, 1895. He married Mary 
Hilton, born March 27, 181 5, in Oldham, Eng- 
land, came to the United States with her hus- 
band, died in Sugar Grove, January 5, 1892. 
Children:, i. Thomas, born in England, May 8, 
1835, now a retired miller of Youngsville, 
Pennsylvania; married Lizzie Gray, born in 
England, deceased ; children : Charles, born 
September 27, i860, lives in Youngsville; 
Frank, May 16, 1862, deceased; Christy, No- 
vember, 1863, deceased; Fred, June 17, 1865, 
lives in Youngsville; Edward, December 31, 
1868. deceased. 2. Ann, born March 14, 1837, 
now living in Jamestown, New York ; married 
Jeremiah Nuttle, of English birth, a farmer of 
Sugar Grove ; children : Ina, born June 5, 
1865, married Levant Ricker and lives in 
Jamestown, New York; William L., born Feb- 
ruary 2, 1869, lives at Findlay Lake, New 
York, married (first) Grace Duryea, (sec- 
ond ) Ruth Campbell. Grace, born June 7, 
1878, married Elmer Wilson and has two 
children : Gladys and Helen. 3. Mary, born 
February 16, 1839, lives at Ripley, New York; 
married her cousin, James Kay, deceased, and 
settled in Chautauqua county. New York ; 
children: Nellie, born November, 1861 ; Will- 
iam, May 8, 1865, deceased, and Sophrona, 
born March, 1876. 4. Elizabeth, born May i, 
1845, died April, 1909, in New York City; 
married David N. Stilson, of Warren county, 
Pennsylvania, a merchant of Sugar Grove, 
Pennsylvania ; child, William Earl, born 
Stetson Hill, Warren county, Pennsylvania, 
May 15, 1870, married Amy Short, daughter 
of a prominent banker of Sugar Grove ; chil- 
dren : Alden, born January 15, 1901 ; Earl, 
born May i, 1907. 5. Alice, of previous men- 
tion, wife of Alphonso M. Boardman. 6. 
Eliza, born January 20, 185 1 ; married G. Wal- 
lace Shutt, of Warren, Pennsylvania, a 
farmer ; children : Mary, born September 30, 
1875, married William Bovee, an oil con- 
tractor of Grand Valley, Pennsylvania ; Broe, 



born August 30, 1880, now a store manager, 
married Bess Daley and lives in Sugar Grove. 
7. Melvina, born October 5, 1854, died March, 
1855. 8. Armina, born May 18, 1856; married 
George Murray, born 1850 in Glasgow, Scot- 
land, now a retired merchant in Bradford ; 
children: Maud, born May 25, 1879, married 
Frank Demmick ; Stuart, born February i, 
1884, married Jennie Thompson; Stanley, 
born March 4, 1887, now a chemist of LTtica, 
New York. The last four of these children 
were born at Stetson Hill, Warren county, 
Pennsylvania. 



The Hogartlis of Smethport 
HOGARTH are of pure Scotch blood, 
the father and many preced- 
ing grandfathers of Leon Keating Hogarth 
having been born in Scotland. 

( I ) William Hogarth was an engineer in 
the English army in India, and met his death 
in the great Sepoy rebellion. He married and 
left issue: i. Cordelia, lived in London, Eng- 
land. 2. Harriet, married Rev. Mr. Hewitt, a 
Presbyterian minister and emigrated to Can- 
ada ; one of their children, Harriet, married 
W. E. Jordan, and is living at No. 623 Cherry 
street. Erie, Pennsylvania. 3. Mary, married 
Mr. Pierce, and lived at 4 Waterloo Place, Pall 
Mall, London, England. 4. Emma, no fur- 
ther record. 5. Thomas, no further record. 6. 
Frederick William, of whom further. Par- 
ents and children were all members of the 
Church of England. 

(II) Dr. Frederick William Hogarth, son 
of William Hogarth, was born in Glasgow, 
Scotland, February 14. 1840, died in Port 
Allegany, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1887. 
His parents lived in London at the time his 
father enlisted and was sent to India, and the 
lad was educated in the old Blue Coat School, 
founded in 1545 by Henry VIII of England. 
This is a famous school supported by the Brit- 
ish government, the distinctive uniform for 
the boys being a blue coat. Later he entered a 
university in Dublin. Ireland, whence he was 
graduated in pharmacy in 1858. He then 
came to the LTnited States, settling in Roches- 
ter, New York, where he secured employment 
as draughtsman with the company then build- 
ing the first railroad between Rochester and 
Bufifalo. In 1861 he enlisted in a New York 
regiment, serving three months as hospital 
steward. He then enlisted with the famous 
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capacity until April 12. 1S04, when he was 
transferred to the northwestern territory as 
assistant surgeon. He saw active service 
there against the Indians, accompanying his 
regiment on their expedition into the Black 
Hills of Wyoming, and on other hazardous 
marches. After the war he continued medi- 
cal study, and was graduated Medical Doctor 
from the University of DutYalo. In i8Wj he 
established in Smethport the first drugstore 
in McKean county; later moved to Port Alle- 
gany, establishing a drugstore there and prac- 
ticing his profession until his death. He was 
a successful pharmacist and skillful physician, 
lovingly remembered by the early settlers as 
their rock of refuge in times of illness and 
trouble. He was a member of the Episcopal 
church arid a man of unblemished character. 

He married, in Smethport, November 15, 
1868, Florence Marian Bennett, born there 
April 22, 1847, who survives him, a resident 
of Smethport, a lady of refined and Christian 
character, educated in the seminary of Lima, 
New York, and a member of St. Luke's Epis- 
copal Church. She is a daughter of David R. 
Bennett, born in New York state, January 28, 
1810, died at Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, 
March 2^, 1876, at one time sherifif of McKean 
county. He married, xA.ugust 14, 1835, Corinna 
Nana Chapin, born in Chenango county, New 
■^'ork. August 10, 1817, died February 14, 
1893. daughter of Henry Chapin and his first 
wife Johanna Kimball. Children of Dr. Fred- 
erick W. Hogarth: i. Leon Keating, of whom 
further. 2. Ruth, born at Port .-\llegany, 
I'ennsylvania, September 23, 1871, died there 
.Vugust 26, 1890. 

( HI ) Leon Keating, only son of Dr. Fred- 
erick William and Florence M. (Bennett) 
Hogarth, was born in Port Allegany, Pennsyl- 
vania, September 9, 1869. He was educated 
in the public schools of Port Allegany and 
Smeth]K)rt. .-Kfter leaving school he entered 
the drugstore of Alvin B. Armstrong, who had 
married Caroline E. Bennett, sister of Mrs. 
Hogarth, and who succeeded Seems & Ho- 
garth in the business established by Dr. Fred- 
erick W. Hogarth in i86fi, the oldest drug 
business in McKean county. Mr. Hogarth 
has since remained in Smethport, prosperous 
and rated among the town's best citizens. He 
is a member of the Smethport Tribe, Im- 
proved Order of Redmen. He is special deputy 
game warden of the state of Pennsylvania ; 
secretarv and treasurer of the Olds Rod and 



tjun Club; and a member of St. Luke's Epis- 
copal Church. In politics a Republican, hold- 
ing for one term the office of chief burgess. 
He married, Alay 16, 1892, Etta Powell, 
born May 21, 1871, in Fozburg, Venango 
county, Pennsylvania, She grew to woman- 
hood in Oil City, where her parents moved 
when she was an infant. She was educated 
in the public schools, finishing at Bradford 
high school, and taught in the public schools of 
McKean county until her marriage in 1S92. 
She is a member of St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church and of the Travelers' Club, both of 
Smethport. Children of Leon Keating and 
Etta (Powell) Hogarth: i. John Donald, born 
in Coudersport, I'ennsylvania, September 8, 
1893, now a junior at Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege, preparing for a career in law. 2. Leona 
Florence, born in Smethport November 8, 
1895, a student at Smethport high school in 
her senior year, and organist of St. Luke's 
Episcopal Church. 3. Dorothy Lavinia, born 
in Smethport, December 26, 1900. 



The first of this line was Benjamin Powell, 
of Welsh descent, born May 28, 1764, at Con- 
cord, New Hampshire, died August 15, 1852. 
He married Betsy Bradley, born in Concord, 
New Hampshire, April 19, 1765, died May i, 
1812. Betsy or Elizabeth Bradley was a sis- 
ter of Captain Sam Bradley, killed in the 
massacre of all his company by Indians at 
Concord, behind a rock which is now a monu- 
ment with the names engraved thereon of all 
who fell that day. Benjamin Powell served 
as a drummer boy in the revolution, though he 
must have been very young. Among his chil- 
dren was a son, Peter, of whom further. 

(II) Dr. Peter Powell, son of Benjamin 
Powell, was born in Concord, New Hamp- 
shire, July 19, 1803, died in Edenburg, I'enn- 
sylvania, June 24, 1878, aged seventy-five 
years. He was a practicing physician. By 
his first marriage Dr. Powell had a daughter, 
.Amanda, married Mr. Beck, and lives in Ten 
? '''Ae Bottom, \enango county, Pennsylvania. 
>he has six living children, forty-nine grand- 
children, and fifty-one great-grandchildren. 
He married (second) March 22, 1840, Louisa 
Blakeslee, born in Crawford county, Pennsyl- 
vania. September 14, 1820. died at Dayton, 
Iowa county, Iowa, November 30. 1863, 
daughter of John and Nancy (Ward) Blakes- 
lee. John Blakeslee was born in Granville 



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county, Pennsylvania, 1793, died April 8, 1867, 
at Ridgefield, Illinois, and was the son of Cap- 
tain Blakeslee, who served in the rev- 
olutionary war. Children by second wife: 
I. Leona, living in Chicago, widow of Cap- 
tain Wilson, an officer of the civil war, inter- 
ested financially in the Chicago stockyards. 
Children: Harry, Hazel, Edith and Mazie. 2. 
Alice, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, married 
in Edenburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Galbraith, an 
oil well worker. Children: William, James, 
Jennie, and Sylvia, all deceased ; Harry, Hving 
in Los Angeles, California; Charles O., living 
in Knox, Pennsylvania. 3. John Henry, of 
whom further. 4. Delia, died in Chicago; 
married Mr. Atkinson, an oil well driller, also 
deceased. Children : Alice, Laura, David, and 
James. 5. Minnie, died in Duke Center, Penn- 
sylvania ; married Mr. Snedecker, an oil der- 
rick builder, also deceased, leaving two sons. 

(HI) John Henry, son of Dr. Peter Powell, 
was born March 7, 1846, died in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, July 8, 1883. When but fifteen 
years of age he enlisted in the Twenty-eighth 
Regiment Iowa Volunteers, and served three 
years of the civil war as orderly for Captain 
Wilson. After the war he came to McKean 
county, following the oil fields until his death. 
He married, March 3, 1869, Lavinia Weaver, 
born in Nickleville, Venango county, Penn- 
sylvania, March 3, 1849, who survives him, a 
resident of Seattle, Washington. Children: i. 
Archibald, born in Foxburg, Pennsylvania, 
March, 1870, died in Oil City, 1875. 2. Etta, 
married Leon Keating Hogarth (see Hogarth 
III). 3. Vinnie, born in Oil City December 
I, 1872; married Charles F. Schwab, born in 
Wilkes-Barre, now living in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, an oil producer. Children: Freder- 
ick, born September, 1902; Richard, Novem- 
ber, 1903; Louise, October, 1906. 4. Samuel, 
born in Oil City August 12, 1874; married 
Elida Wright, daughter of F. B. Wright, 
colonel of the famous Bucktail Regiment that 
won renown in the civil war, and founder 
and former proprietor of the Wright House, 
Smethport. This family now resides in Sea, 
tie, Washington. Children: John Franktih, 
born August, 1900; Frank Wright, February, 
1908. 5. Katherine, born in Oil City, June 
17, 1877: married R. A. Stewart, of Brad- 
ford, a telegraph operator, now living in Seat- 
tle, Washington, no issue. 

Mrs. Lavinia (Weaver) Powell is of Ger- 
man descent, and her father, speaking German 



as his usual speech, was probably the emi- 
grant. Mr. Weaver was a minister of the 
Evangelical Lutheran church, and left good 
estate at Nickleville, Pennsylvania. He mar- 
ried a Miss Gilbert, of French extraction. His 
family consisted of twelve children: i. Joshua, 
a farmer, died at East Sandy, Venango 
county, leaving a large family. 2. "Cooney," 
yet living in Venango county, an oil producer, 
wife deceased, leaving issue. 3. Elizabeth, 
died in Franklin, Pennsylvania, twice mar- 
ried. Children : Elmer, Charles, and James 
McKee, all living in Franklin. 4. Margaret, 
married William Todd, and resides on the 
old Weaver homestead. Children : Laura, 
William, and Andrew. 5. Jane, died at Nickle- 
ville ; married Solomon Myers, a farmer and 
miller, who survives her with issue. 6. La- 
vinia, of previous mention, wife of John 
Henry Powell. 7. Samuel, now a fruit farmer, 
of Los Angeles, California; married Ella 
Hall, and has issue. 8. John Oliver, went 
west and was last heard from in the Black 
Hills, Wyoming. 9. George, a physician of 
Nickleville, married and has a family. 10. 
William, now living in Oil City, a contractor; 

married Molly . Children : Forest, and 

\^''inifred. 11. Katherine, died in Oil City; 
married Dr. Dunlap, no issue. 12. No record. 



There are many branches of the 
BARR Barr family in Pennsylvania, not 
all springing from the same source. 
The branch herein recorded cannot be defi- 
nitely placed, but it is supposed they are of 
German descent. They were in Lancaster 
county prior to 1790 and lived near Quarry- 
ville where stands the famous "Ark" built 
in that year by Martin Barr, a wealthy dis- 
tiller, as a residence. This house, at the time 
it was built, was not only the largest in that 
locality, but it was one of the finest and best. 
The main house was sixty-five by fifty-five 
feet and thirty feet high from the foundation 
wall to the eaves. The walls were two feet 
thick, built of stone. Not a nail was used in 
its inside finish, wooden pegs and pins being 
used instead. The hall, twelve feet wide, runs 
through the centre and the stairway is wind- 
ing, continuing to the garret. This stairway is 
a mechanical marvel and has not been im- 
proved on by modern stair builders. 

The Barrs were good farmers and the land 
always improved under their farming methods. 
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large flocks of sheep. Martin Barr, builder of 
the "Ark," had four sons: Abraham, Christian, 
Martin. Jacob, and two daughters, one, Chris- 
tina, married John Mowrer ; she was the first 
child born in the "Ark" and lived to be one of 
the oldest residents in her community. Martin 
Barr, the father, lived to be a very old man, 
dying early in the nineteenth century. He was 
buried in the Harr graveyard, one of the old- 
est burying grounds in, the country. He and 
wife I-"lizabcth were Mennonites. 

(11) Martin (2), youngest son of Martin 
(i) Barr, was born in 1773, died in 1826. His 
father built him a substantial house and barn 
in 1792. These were of stone, well finished, 
and are yet in use. He married and had issue, 
but after the death of their parents the chil- 
dren left Lancaster county and settled in 
Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. 

(HI) Jacob, son of Martin Barr, was born 
in Ouarryville, Lancaster county, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he resided until well along in 
life. He spent the last years of his life as a 
collier in Bruin, Butler county, Pennsylvania, 
where he died. He was a communicant of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. He married and 
had issue: i. Jacob, died in Bruin, Butler 
county, Pennsylvania ; he was a collier ; he 
married and had a family. 2. Samuel, a lum- 
berman, died in Clarion county, Pennsylvania, 
leaving issue. 3. John, a collier, died in Oil 

City, Pennsylvania ; married , 

deceased, and had children. 4. Katherine, de- 
ceased, married • , deceased, and 

had issue. 5. Christian, of whom further. 

(IV) Christian, son of Jacob Barr, was 
born in Bradford county, Pennsylvania "East 
of the Mountains," April 6, 1806, died in 
Bruin, Butler county, Pennsylvania, August 
23, 1862. He followed the business of a col- 
lier all his life. He settled in Bruin, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was a Republican in politics. He 
married (first) Christiana Stull ; (second) in 
1830, Sarah Bossard, born in Woodcock 
township, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, 
February 28, 1808, died in Meadville, Penn- 
sylvania, in August, 1876. One child by first 
wife. Children by second wife, born in 
Woodcock township, Crawford county, Penn- 
sylvania, six miles north of Meadville: i. 
Anna Catherine, born June 22, 1831, died in 
Union City, Pennsylvania, January 6, 1893 ; 
married (first) Garrett Davison, deceased, 
and (second) Morton, deceased; chil- 
dren, all by first marriage: John, deceased: 



Addie, married Albert Wales, and lives in 
Corry, Pennsylvania; Charles, lives in Union 
City, Pennsylvania; Laura, deceased. 2. John 
Henry, born in Crawford county, Pennsyl- 
vania, June 20, 1833, died September 10, 1905, 
at Union City ; was a cooper ; married Jane 
Floyd, of Blooming Valley, Pennsylvania ; 
children : Christian, Minnie and Ellen, all de- 
ceased ; and Catherine, married Max Cottrel, 
an employee in a chair factory at Union City. 
3. Thomas Jefferson, born October 6, 1834, 
(lied in Meadville, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1886; 
was a cabinetmaker ; married RLirgaret Briggs, 
living in the west ; they had a large family. 4. 
Rosanna, born June 13, 1836; lives in Hay- 
field township, Crawford county, Pennsyl- 
vania; married Harrison Deross, of Crawford 
county, Pennsylvania, a farmer. 5. Mary 
Anjeline, born May 2, 1838. 6. Samuel, born 
June 8, 1839. 7. Jacob, born December 13, 
1840, unmarried, died in 1862 at Bakersburg, 
Maryland, from eiTects of a fever incurred 
shortly after enlistment in the army during 
the civil war. 8. William G., born September 
7, 1842; a cooper of Blooming Valley, Penn- 
sylvania; he fought through the civil war in 
Company C, One Hundred and Fifieth Regi- 
ment Pennsylvania Infantry \'olunteers ; he 
was taken prisoner and kept in the Confeder- 
ate prison pen at Andersonville for seven 
months and seven days ; he married Matilda 
Brown, of Blooming Valley. 9. Sarah El- 
mina, born July 12, 1844; lived at Blooming 
Valley; married Samuel P. Gilmore, a farmer 
of Blooming Valley, where he died in 1908; 
children: Lynn, of Crawford county, Penn- 
sylvania ; Lyle, deceased ; Hugh ; Grove and 
Harry, living in Mason City, Iowa. 10. Jon- 
athan David, born September 15, 1846: a mer- 
chant living in Blooming Valley. Pennsyl- 
vania: married (first) Anna Thompson, de- 
ceased, (second) Stella Hayse, (third) Hes- 
ter Dewey, of Blooming Valley ; child of first 
wife: Lulu, married Oscar Rondebush, sheriflf 
of Crawford county; child by second wife: 
Hayse, of Blooming Valley; children by third 
wife: Dewey, Elizabeth and Douglas, all liv- 
ing with their parents. 11. Charles C, born 
January 29, 185 1; a farmer of Erie, Pennsyl- 
vania; married Florence McKelvy, of Bruin. 
Pennsylvania, and has two children : Harry E., 
a consulting engineer in Erie, Pennsylvania ; 
Brendis, lives with parents. 12. Christian S., 
of whom further. 

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Sarah (Bossard) Barr, was born in Woodcock 
township, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, 
September 8, 1853. When he was very young 
his parents moved to Bruin, Butler county, 
Pennsylvania, and when he was but nine years 
of age his father died and he then made his 
residence with his oldest brother, John, in 
Blooming X^alley, Crawford county, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he was educated in the public 
schools. In 1877 li^ began working on an 
oil lease in Butler county, Pennsylvania, where 
he remained until January i, 1881, when he 
moved to Derrick City, McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania, taking a position with the Tide 
Water Pipe Company, with which company 
he is still employed. His career with them 
has been a series of promotions, each one com- 
ing from merit recognized. He began with 
the company on construction work, at which 
he remained for fifteen months, was promoted 
to guager, a position he held until 1902, when 
he was advanced to the office of district fore- 
man, and on July i, 1908, he received his final 
promotion, becoming superintendent of the 
local lines of the company with his office at 
No. 14 South avenue, Bradford. 

Mr. Barr is one of the leading and most 
enterprising and energetic citizens of Brad- 
ford, held in high regard throughout the com- 
munity. His political sympathies are with 
the Republican party, although he has never 
held any office. He is a regular attendant of 
the Methodist Episcopal church. His club is 
the Merchants of Bradford, and he is a mem- 
ber of the Bradford Lodge, No. 334, Free 
and Accepted Masons ; Chapter, No. 260, 
Royal Arch Masons, at Bradford ; Command- 
ery, No. 58, Knights Templar, and Zem Zem 
Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. 

He married, July 24, 1880, Elizabeth Ellen 
Marshall, born near Wilmington, Lawrence 
county, Pennsylvania, January 11, 1858. She 
was educated in the public schools of Venango 
county, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church of Bradford, and 
belongs to the McKean County Historical So- 
ciety. 

Child of Christian S. and Elizabeth Ellen 
(Marshall) Barr: Gretchen Freda, born in 
Derrick City, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1891 ; she 
was graduated from Bradford high school, 
class of 1907, of which she was valedictorian, 
and later attended Mount Holyoke College, 
from which she was graduated, class of 191 1, 
holding the office of treasurer. 



(The Marshall Line). 

(I) Samuel Marshall was a farmer of 
Beaver, Pennsylvania, and died at the age of 
eighty years. He married Elizabeth Swager, a 
native of Pennsylvania. Children: i. Cather- 
ine, died in Bradford, Pennsylvania ; married 

Johnson, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, 

and had one son, Marshall, deceased. 2. Belle, 
died in New Castle, Pennsylvania ; married 
Samuel Duncan, a merchant tailor of New 
Castle, where he died. 3. Hugh, of whom 
further. 4. John, a merchant, died in Oil 
City, Pennsylvania ; married Mary Zuver. 

(II) Hugh, son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Swager) Marshall, was born in Beaver, 
Pennsylvania, January 28, 1826, died in Pleas- 
antville, Pennsylvania, December 8, 1898. He 
married Susanna Zuver, born June 9, 1831, 
in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, died in Pleas- 
antville, December 25, 1904. She was a grand- 
daughter of George Zuver, who fought during 
the revolutionary war, and a daughter of Will- 
iam Zuver, born in Mercer county, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1790, died in Pleasantville, Pennsyl- 
vania, 1869. He married Mary Sampson, born 
in Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, 1800, died 
in Pleasantville, 1879. Children of Mr. and 
Mrs. Zuver: i. George Emery, an oil producer, 
died in Pleasantville ; married Susan Turner, 
deceased ; children : George Quincy, lives in 
Tionesta, Pennsylvania; Mary, lives in Butler, 
Pennsylvania ; Lewis, lives in Butler, Penn- 
sylvania ; Jennie, lives in Martinsburg, Penn- 
sylvania ; Thomas, deceased; Leander, lives in 
Tionesta, Pennsylvania. 2. Sampson, a lawyer, 
died at Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania ; married 
Nancy Musser, deceased ; children : Nancy, 
lives in Franklin, Pennsylvania ; Joseph, de- 
ceased ; Amanda Alice, lives in Jamestown, 
New York ; Mary, deceased ; Florence, lives in 
Sharon, Pennsylvania; Sampson, lives in 
Sharon, Pennsylvania ; William, deceased ; 
Emma, lives in Franklin, New York. 3. Eliza- 
beth, died in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania; mar- 
ried Lewis Patterson, deceased, a farmer ; 
children : William, deceased ; Lewis, lives at 
Sandy Lake. 4. Mary, died in Oil City, Penn- 

. sylvania; married John Marshall, deceased, a 
merchant; he was a brother of Hugh Mar- 
shall, of previous mention. 5. William, an 
officer of the Eighty-third Regiment Pennsyl- 
vania Infantry Volunteers, was killed in the 
battle of Gettysburg; married Sarah Culbert- 
son. 6. Susanna, of previous mention. 7. An- 
drew, died in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, 




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where lie was sheriff and justice of the peace; 
he married Xancy Mars. 8. Brownlec, died in 
Frankhii, Pennsylvania ; married Martha 
Hanimel, living in Pleasantville : children : 
Aiidley, lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; 
Berdina, lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; 
Clyde, lives in California; Harry, lives in 
l^leasantville ; a son, who lives in Pleasantville. 
Children of Hugh and Susanna (Zuver) Mar- 
shall : I. John, born in Mercer county, Penn- 
sylvania, July 17, 1849, di^tl in Pleasantville, 
October. 1881 : married Elizabeth McGinley, 
of Pleasantville, who has remarried ; children : 
Mirl, married and living in Pleasantville ; Min- 
nie, lives in Pleasantville, married James Rum- 
baugh, a contractor of Pleasantville, Pennsyl- 
vania ; they have two children, both living at 
home : Roland and Lloyd ; Hugh, unmarried, 
lives at Pleasantville. 2. Curtis Sanford, born 
in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, February 26, 
1 85 1, and is engaged in the oil business in 
California: he married Cecelia Stevens, of 
Oil City; children: Claud, born 18S0, engaged 
in the oil business; Catherine, born 1882, mar- 
ried Lester P>uck, a merchant from Sisters- 
ville. West \"irginia, and they have one child : 
Talmadge, born 1889, lives in Sistersville. 3. 
Tsabelle. born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, 
Jime 19, 1853, died in October, 1882; married 
Ralph Pyle, of Forest county, Pennsylvania ; 
children : Charles, Lois, Edith, Roy. 4. Mary, 
born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, Feb- 
ruary 2(1. 1856, died August, 1883; married 
Daniel P.rown, of Connecticut, who is engaged 
in the oil business ; child, William A., born in 
1873. li^es in Virginia. 5. Elizabeth Ellen, 
born January 11, 1858; married Christian S. 
P.arr (see Barr V). 



Hugh Morrison, the first of 
:\IORRISON the line here under consid- 
eration of whom we have 
definite information, emigrated from the 
North of Ireland to this country, died in 
Pleasantville. Pennsylvania. He married Isa- 
bella and left issue: Hugh, Thomas, 

Joseph. William, James, John, all of whom 
married and left issue. 

dl) William, son of Hugh and Isabella 
Morrison, was born in Center county, Penn- 
sylvania, died in Derrick City, Pennsylvania, 
in 1885. aged over seventy years. He became 
a prominent farmer of Pleasantville. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth McMaster. born 181 5, in Penn- 
sylvania, died in Forestville, New York, 1869. 



Children, all born in Pleasantville: i. Mary, 
born 1838, died in Titusvillc, Peimsylvani'a, 
191 1 ; married James Farrell, who tlicd in 
1907, a retired oil producer; children: Bertha, 
Harry, deceased; Sarah, deceased; George, of 
State Line, New York. 2. Thomas Anderson, 
of whom further. 3. Isabella, born 1841, died 
in Forestville, New York, 1892; married Mil- 
ton Hyde, who survives her, a farmer, with 
issue. 4. William C, born 1843, now living in 
Illinois, an oil well worker; twice married and 
has a son William, an express agent in Chi- 
cago. 5. Fidelia, born 1846; married .Albert 
McOuiston, whom she survives, a resident of 
Rexford, Pennsylvania; children: Ira, of Erie, 
Pennsylvania; Blanche, married George Zila- 
fro; Jennie. 6. Adelaide, born 1848, died at 
Friendship, New York. 

(Ill) Judge Thomas Anderson Morrison, 
son of William and Elizabeth (McMaster) 
Morrison, was born in Pleasantville, Venango 
county, Pennsylvania, May 4, 1840. He was 
educated in the public school, Pleasantville 
Academy and the Pennsylvania State Normal 
College. He became a very learned man, his 
lifetime being devoted to study, and to this 
habit more than any institution of learning his 
later successful career may be ascribed. At 
eighteen years of age he began teaching school 
during the winter months, working during the 
summer months on the home farm. In July, 

1862, he enlisted as a private in Company A, 
One Hundred and Twenty-first Regiment 
Pennsylvania \''olunteers. He went to the 
front with his regiment and at "bloody" Fred- 
ericksburg, December 13, 1862, was borne 
from the field of battle with one arm shot off 
and a bullet in his left knee. He was sup- 
posedly fatally wounded, but youth and a 
strong constitution triumphed and after a long 
term in Washington Hospital he was honor- 
ably discharged and mustered out in April, 

1863. He returned to Pleasantville minus an 
arm but plus an experience that was perhaps 
worth the loss as he never faltered in any 
crisis of his after life, but with the same daunt- 
less courage that carried him up the bullet 
swept slopes of St. Mary's Hill, the Confed- 
erate breastworks, he meets every emergency 
and presses ever onward. He held the office 
of justice of the peace in 1864-65. In 1867 
was elected treasurer of Venango county, 
holding that office two years. In 1871 was ap- 
pointed United States deputy collector of In- 
ternal revenue and moved to Oil City, Pennsyl- 



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vania, where he was married, later returning 
to Pleasantville. He now decided to study law, 
although at an age where many lawyers have 
their reputations established. He began to 
study under Hon. M. C. Beebe and in 1875 
was admitted to the Venango county bar and 
began practice. In 1879 he moved to Smeth- 
port, where he established a successful law 
practice and gained so favorable a reputation 
that in 1887 he was appointed judge of the 
fourth judicial district of Pennsylvania, com- 
posed of the counties of McKean and Potter, 
and at the following election held November 
13, 1887, he was elected to the same high of- 
fice for a term of ten years. His judicial rec- 
ord was so flawless that at the expiration of 
his term he was re-elected for a second term 
of ten years, which began January i, 1898. 
Before the completion of his second term he 
was appointed by Governor William H. Stone 
in 1903 (to fill a vacancy) judge of the su- 
perior court of Pennsylvania. At the ensuing 
election he was elected to the same office, his 
term beginning in 1904 and expiring in 1914. 
The record Judge Morrison has made as a 
jurist has won him the high regard of the 
members of the Pennsylvania bar, and espe- 
cially those of McKean and Potter counties, 
with which he was so long associated. Pie is 
a member of many legal and other societies, 
prominent in Grand Army circles, and a life- 
long Republican. 

He married, March 31, 1870, Helen S. 
Gardner (see Gardner IV) and maintains his 
permanent residence in Smethport. Children : 
I. Mary Elizabeth, born in Pleasantville, Penn- 
sylvania, October 8, 1874; educated in the high 
school of Smethport; married, April 18, 1894, 
Samuel E. Bell, an oil producer ; children : 
Morrison Donovan, born April 3, 1896 ; Mor- 
timer Elliott, born July 27, 1903. 2. Thomas 
H., born in Pleasantville, March 11, 1877, 
graduate of Williams College, Massachusetts, 
now a practicing attorney of Smethport ; he 
married, June 18, 1904, Maud Davis, of Brad- 
ford; child: Thomas P., born September 
3. 1905- 

(The Gardner T.ine^. 

(I) This branch of the Gardner family in 
the United States descends from Nelson Gard- 
ner, born in the North of Ireland, came to 
the LTnited States, settling in Rhode Island, 
where his active years were mainly spent. 
Later in life he joined his son in North Weth- 
ersfield. New York, where he died July 30, 



183 — , aged about seventy-six years. He was 
a member of the Protestant church, ■ and a 
Democrat in politics. He married a Miss 
Larkins, who died in New England. Chil- 
dren, all born in Rhode Island: i. Edwin, 
died in Warsaw, New York, a well-to-do 
farmer. 2. Easton, of whom further. 3. Na- 
thaniel, died in North Wethersfield. 4. Mary, 
married Dr. John Tibbitts. 

( IIj Easton, son of Nelson Gardner, was 
born in Rhode Island, 1801, died in Orion, 
Michigan, March, 1872. He grew to manhood 
in Rhode Island and there gained a manu- 
facturing experience and became a master me- 
chanic. He later located at North Wethers- 
field, New York, where he established woolen 
mills, being the pioneer woolen manufacturer 
of that section, there being then no other 
mills of that nature in New York outside of 
Buffalo. He spent the greater part of his life 
in North Wethersfield, but later in life went to 
Michigan, where he died. He was a Democrat, 
and a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church, as was his wife. 

He married Hannah Tift, born 1801, in 
New England, died in Orion, Michigan, 1870. 
Children: i. James, born in Rhode Island in 
1824, died in Jackson, Michigan, 1906; a 
weaver in the woolen mills; had wife Martha 
and daughter Alice, born December i, 1849, 
now living in Jackson, Michigan. 2. John, of 
whom further. 3. Abby, born 1828 in North 
Wethersfield, married a Mr. Bradshaw, whom 
she survives, residing in Detroit, Michigan ; no 
living issue. 4. Albert, born 1830, ran away 
from home when sixteen years of age and was 
never heard from. 5. Charles, born 1832, in 
North Wethersfield, died in Pasadena, Cali- 
fornia, 1910; he married Delia Tibbitts, de- 
ceased ; child, George, deceased, married 
Sarah Webster, who survives him, a resident 
of Pasadena. 6. Richard, born 1835, died in 
Chicago; was a photographer; he had wife 
Pruella ; children : Richard and Frank. 7. 
Mary, born 1837, died in Kalamazoo. Michi- 
gan ; married Rosewell Warren, a farmer, also 
deceased, leaving issue. 8. Clark, born 1839, 
died in Los Angeles, California, January, 
1890, unmarried ; he was ticket agent in Chi- 
cago for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad a 
great many years and at the time of his death 
was the oldest employee of the road. 

(Ill) John, son of Easton Gardner, was 
born in North Wethersfield, New York, De- 
cember 5, 1826, now (1912) under treatment 



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in the hospital at W'ellsville, New York. He 
is well educated, and learned the cabinet- 
maker's trade. He also for many years was 
interested in the operation of the Gardner 
Woolen Mills in North Wethersfield, owned 
by his father, the only woolen mills in New 
York outside of Buffalo at that time. He held 
the office of postmaster at North Wethersfield 
many years, was school director and filled 
many other town offices, being always an active 
leader in party and civic affairs. He enlisted 
during the civil war but was rejected by the 
examining surgeons ; later he again tried to 
enter the army but was again rejected by the 
examiners for physical reasons, he not being 
either robust or in good health. He is a Re- 
publican in politics, and a member of the Con- 
gregational church of Warsaw, as was his 
wife. In 1863 he located in Warsaw, New 
York, which town was the family home for 
several years. He married, September 25, 
1849. Hannah Elizabeth Stevens, born in May- 
field, New York, March 30, 1828, died in War- 
saw, November 19, 1889, daughter of Ira H. 
Stevens, born in Chester, Massachusetts, Octo- 
ber 10. 1790, died in Mayfield, October 5, 1831, 
a carpenter; he married, October, 1818, Sarah 
Matthews Rust, born August 16, 1793, died 
September 10, 1831, a descendant of Henry 
Rust, the emigrant (see Rust VII). Ira H. 
Stevens was a son of John and Ruth (Moore) 
Stevens, all coming from the North of Ireland. 
Children of John Gardner: i. Helen Sophia, 
of whom further. 2. Eva Stevens, born Feb- 
ruary 5, 1853, died October 4, 1854. 

(IV) Helen Sophia, daughter of John 
Gardner, was born in North Wethersfield, 
New York, July 7, 1850. She was thirteen 
years old when her parents moved to Warsaw, 
New York, where her education was continued 
in the public school and finished at Warsaw 
Academy. Through her revolutionary and 
colonial ancestry she has been admitted a mem- 
ber of the Colonial Dames of America and of 
the Patriotic Order Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Revolution. She is also a member of the 
Woman's Relief Corps, Grand Armv of the 
Republic: Travelers' Club and St.' Peters' 
Episcopal Church. She married Judge Thomas 
Anderson Morrison (see Morrison III.) 

(The Rust Line). 

(I) The American ancestor of the branch 
herein recorded was Henry Rust, who came 
from Hingham, Norfolk county, England, be- 



tween tiie years 1633 and i()35, settling at 
Hingham, Massachusetts, being the first of 
the name to settle in America. In 1661 he was 
of Pioston where he purchased the property 
later known as the "Seven Star Inn." In 1677 
he is mentioned in Boston records as "depon- 
ent." He died in 16S4 or 1685. His only 
daughter was named Hannah and from this 
it is inferred that Hannah was the given name 
of his wife. Children: i. Samuel, baptized in 
Hingham, Massachusetts, August 5, 1638; 
married Elizabeth Rogers. 2. Nathaniel, bap- 
tized February 2, 1639; married Mary War- 
dell. 3. Hannah, baptized November 7, 1641 ; 
married Robert Earle. 4. Israel, of whom 
further. 5. Benjamin, baptized April 5, 1646. 

(II) Israel, son of Henry Rust, was bap- 
tized in Hingham, Massachusetts, November 
12, 1643, died in Northampton, Massachusetts, 
November 11. 1712. He moved to Northamp- 
ton when a young man, took the oath of alle- 
giance, December 8, 1678, and the freetnan's 
oath, March 30, 1690. He married, December 
9, 1669, in Northampton, Rebecca, sixth child 
of Lieutenant William Clark, born in England, 
1609, came to America, 1633, settling in Mas- 
sachusetts. She died February 8, 1733. Chil- 
dren : I. Son, born and died September, 1670. 
2. Nathaniel, of whom further. 3. Samuel, 
born August 6, 1673, died January i, 1701 ; 
unmarried. 4. Sarah, born May 29. 1675 ; 
married, February 20, 1699, Samuel (2) Allen, 
deacon in the church of which Rev. Jonathan 
F.dwards was pastor. 5. Experience, born July 
30, 1677. died young. 6. Israel, born July 15, 
1679; married Sarah North, April 3, 1704. 7. 
Jonathan, born June 11, 1681 ; married (first) 
Elizabeth Allen, (second) Anna Lyman. 8. 
Rebecca, born 1683; married, December 31, 
1702, Robert (2), son of Robert (i) and Eliz- 
abeth Danks. 9. John, born 1685. 

(III) Nathaniel, son of Israel Rust, was 
born in Northampton, Massachusetts, Novem- 
ber II, 1671. In 1700 he built the first house 
in what is now South Coventry, Connecticut, 
on the west side of a beautiful little lake. He 
did not remove his family there until 1709. 
Not only was he the first actual settler in Co- 
ventry, but as long as he lived was prominent 
in town afTairs. He was chosen selectman, 
December 5, 1715; chosen to keep the town 
"Inn," December 3, 1716, and again, De- 
cember 10, 1717; chosen "Moderator" at a 
"Legal! town meeting," January 5, 1732 ; again 
December 11, 1732 and December 10, 1733; 



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selectman, December 6. 1736; moderator 
again, January 24, 1737. He married (first) 
May 17, 1692, Mary or Mercy Atchinson, 
"from Hatfield," born 1673, died January 21, 
1754. He married (second) "Widow" Mary 
Rose, September 9, 1754. Children, some born 
in Northampton, some in Coventry: i. Experi- 
ence, born November, 1693, died July 10, 
1768; married Samuel Gurley. 2. Nathaniel, 
married Hannah Hatch. 3. Margaret, born 
May II, 1698, died 1712. 4. Lydia, died young. 
5. Samuel, born May 10, 1703; married Sarah 
Hawkins. 6. Mary, born July 7, 1705, died 
1706. 7. Noah, married Keziah Strong. 8. 
Daniel, of whom further. 9. Elizabeth, born 
June II, 1713; married, 1731, Daniel Her- 
rick. 10. Lydia, born May 9, 1716; married 
Joseph Herrick. 

(IV) Daniel, son of Nathaniel Rust, was 
born in Coventry, Connecticut, February 18, 
1711. He was elected to several town offices 
in Coventry, including constable, collector, 
highway surveyor, 1744, and in 1745 was 
chosen by the town to "keep up the stock of 
ammunition." He married (first) April 26, 
1732, Anna White, died July 23, 1747. He 
married (second) October 2"], 1748, "Widow" 
Mary (Wilson) Mead, who died in Coventry, 
September 23, 1775, aged sixty-two. Anna 
White was the daughter of John White, third 
of the children of Captain Nathaniel White, 
son of Elder John White, who was born in 
England in 1600, arrived in Boston, 1632, lo- 
cated in Hartford, 1639, in Hadley, 1659, re- 
turning to Hartford, Connecticut, 1670; mar- 
ried Mary Levit in England, six children. Cap- 
tain Nathaniel White, eldest son of Elder John 
White, was born 1624, married Elizabeth 

, and in 1650 moved to Middletown, 

Connecticut ; eight children. John, son of 
Captain Nathaniel White, was born at Middle- 
town, Connecticut (Upper House), April 9, 
1657, died July, 1748. His wife was Mary 

. Children of Daniel Rust, all born of 

his first wife, Anna White, except the last: i. 
Nancy, born June 11, 1733, died 1739. 2. 
Daniel, born April 16, 1734; married Mary 
Parker. 3. Anna, born September 26, 1736, 
died 1739. 4. Gershom, of whom further. 5. 
Nancy, born Augtist 15, 1739; married, No- 
vember 23, 1763, Abner Clapp. 6. Lemuel, 
born February 11, 1741 ; married Azabah 
Kingsley. 7. Zebulon, born in Coventry, Jan- 
uary 5, 1742; enlisted as a private, January i, 
1777, and served on the brigantine, "Indepen- 



dence," Captain Simeon Samson, until July, 
1777, served on same ship from November 7, 
1777, one month and twenty-four days; he en- 
listed again in Springfield, Massachusetts, May 
28, 1781, as a private, discharged August 28, 
1 78 1. 8. Mary, born December 27, 1744. 9. 
Anna, born ]\Iarch 14, 1747; married, 1768, 
John (2) Strong. 10. Nathaniel Wilson, born 
April 25, 1751 ; married Rachel Babcock. 

(V) Sergeant Gershom Rust, son of Daniel 
Rust, was born in Coventry, Connecticut, or 
Southampton, Massachusetts, about March, 
1738. After his marriage he moved to Ches- 
ter where he died October 8, 1823. He was 
a carpenter and farmer. He served in the rev- 
olutionary war with the rank of . sergeant, 
marching from home, October 21, 1776, in 
Captain Shepard's company, Colonel John 
Moseley's regiment, under command on the 
march to Mount Independence of Lieutenant- 
Colonel Timothy Robertson. He again 
marched in the same company on the "Ben- 
nington Alarm." He married, in Springfield, 
October 28, 1761, Mary Cooley, who died 
about 1829, in Mayfield, New York. Children: 
I. Anna, born November i, 1762, died in Nor- 
wich township, June 6, 1808 ; married, in Ches- 
ter, Elisha, son of Daniel and Dinah (Stark) 
Stanton, born in Preston, Connecticut, 1754, 
died in Norwich township, February 13, 1813; 
a farmer. 2. Justin, born April 23, 1764; mar- 
ried Margaret Clark. 3. Ouartus, born Janu- 
ary 30, 1766;, married (first) Lois Terre, (sec- 
ond) Anna Rust. 4. Gershom, of whom fur- 
ther. 5. Joseph Ashley, born April 2y, 1778; 
married Louise Bonner. 

(VI) Gershom (2), son of Sergeant Ger- 
shom (i) Rust, was born in Chester, , 

Alarch, 1770, died in Shelby, New York, Au- 
gust 27, 1 85 1. He was a carpenter. He mar- 
ried Sarah Matthews, born in Cheshire, Con- 
necticut. Children: i. Sarah Matthews, of 
whom further. 2. Polly Cooley, died in Shel- 
by, New York, February 21, 1872. 3. Lucy 
Curtis, born February 22, 1798, died May 12, 
1849; married, July 10, 1828, Robert Martin 
Smith, born July 17, 1802, died October 13, 
1865; children: i. Lucy Ann, born June 10, 
1830, died October i, 1886; married, June 25, 
1850, John G. Mitchell, a surgeon in the civil 
war, detailed for duty at the hospital in St. 
Louis where he contracted dysentery and died 
without seeing actual service, ii. Gershom Ste- 
phen, born April 3, 1833, died June 29, 1856. 
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married. November 25. 1856, Andrew Jackson 
Culver, born August 4, 1829, died at his home 
in Pontiac, Michigan, August 12, 1889, having 
served the nine years preceding his death as su- 
pervisor of the fourth ward of Pontiac. iv. 
Octavia Minerva, born November 26, 1838, 
in Macomb, New York; married, August 19, 
1856. Hial Mitchell (brother of John G., pre- 
viously mentioned), born in Macomb, July 13, 
1833. 4. Elisha Converse, born June 21, 1801 ; 
married Minerva Baker. 5. Lodema Delight, 
born February 4, 1804; married, July 20, 1824, 
Joseph, son of Moses and Mehitable (Walton) 
Warner, of Suffield. Connecticut. 6. Octavia 
Hall, born July 5, 1807, died October 30, 1832. 
7. Ann Maria, born July 21, 1809; married, in 
Mayficld. New York, March 9, 1837, Amos 
Potter, a farmer of Alayfield, born June 3, 
1809: she died at Theresa, New York, March 
12, 1882. 8. Gershom Cooley, born about 
1810; married Hannah Dye. 

(VH) Sarah Matthews, eldest daughter of 
Gershom (2) Rust, was born August 15, 1793, 
died September 10, 1831. She married Ira H. 
Stevens. Children: i. Sarah Matthews, born 
September 4, 1819, died in Northampton, No- 
vember 28, 1883; she married, at Chester, Au- 
gust 18, 1842, Hopkins Clapp, born November 
12. 1810; children: i. Adelaide L., born in 
Williamsburg, September 13, 1843, married, 
June 30, 1864, Lucius Steele, no issue, ii. 
Mary M., born in Northampton, March 14, 
1846, died at Hadley, November 30, 1867. iii. 
Hopkins, born January 18, 1848, married, Au- 
gust 26, 1874, Jennie A. Beardsley, of Che- 
shire, Connecticut ; children : Mary S., born in 
Wallingford, Connecticut, June 26, 1875 ; 
Bertha L., born in Cheshire, November 27, 
1879; Edwin L., born in Northampton, Octo- 
ber 12, 1880; Luriah, born in Northampton, 
November 22, 1888, died in Goshen, October 2, 
1891. 2. Lucy Maria, born June, 1821, died 
November 24, 1831. 3. Hannah Elizabeth, of 
whom further. 4. Ira Henry, born in May- 
field, New York, May 31, 1830; married, Sep- 
tember II, 1855, Melvina Cornelia Bulkeley, 
born August 20, 1829, died Februarv 8, 1858, 
daughter of Roger Griswold and Sally (Tay- 
lor) Bulkeley, of Vermont. 

(VIII) Hannah Elizabeth, daughter of Ira 
H. and Sarah M. (Rust) Stevens, was born 
March 30, 1828, died in Warsaw, New York, 
November 19, 1889. She married, September 
25, 1849, John Gardner (see Gardner III). 

(IX) Helen Sophia, daughter of John and 



Hannah Elizabeth (Stevens) Gardner (see 
Gardner IV), married Judge Thomas Ander- 
son Morrison and resides in Smethport, Penn- 
sylvania. 



It is claimed that the Bouton- 
r.OUTON Boughton race has a traditional 
record or history dating back 
to the fifth century, when ancient history tells 
that clans or tribes of Gauls inhabited the 
country bordering on the river Rhone and 
extending from Lake Geneva to the Mediter- 
ranean sea, but that they were more particu- 
larly identified with the Visigoth clan, the head 
of the Salian tribe under King Hilileri, A. D., 
481, who at his death left his son Clovis king 
of the tribe. 

The "Dictionnaire des Cienerou.x Francais" 
says: "From A. D. 1350, the military and court 
records abound with the Bouton name for two 
centuries. Nicholas Bouton, who bore the title 
of Count Chantilly ; Baron Montague de Naton, 
born it is supposed about 1580, was the father 
of Harard and John (twins) and Noel Bouton, 
who were Huguenots and refugees during the 
violent persecutions of the Protestants by tht 
Roman Catholics during the predominance of 
the Guises in France. .\t length the intolerance 
of the Roman Catholic bigots was overcome 
and the refugees many, returned — among them 
the aforesaid Boutons. Noel Bouton distin- 
guished himself and was Marquis de Chantilly 
and was subseciuently made Marshal of all 
France. A life size portrait of him was placed 
in the gallery of French nobles at Versailles, 
France, where it is still to be seen. The French 
historians, speaking of the Boutons says, that 
it is accorded to a noble ancestry that a pro- 
clivity for patriotism, education and religion is 
seen in the race all down the ages." 

( I ) The founder in .America, John Bouton, 
son as is supposed of the Count Nicholas Bou- 
ton. was a Huguenot, and during the great 
persecution fled to England, where the govern- 
ment was ofifering to send emigrants to .Amer- 
ica on condition they would swear allegiance 
to the crown of England. John Bouton em- 
barked from Gravesend. England, in the bark 
".Assurance," July, 1635, and landed at Boston, 
Massachusetts, in December, following, aged 
twenty years. As he is the only Bouton that 
is registered as sailing for America from Eng- 
land, between the years 1600 and 1700, it is 
believed he was the ancestor of all the Boutons 
or Boughtons in this country prior to the 



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year 1700. He had three wives and eleven 
children including six sons. The line herein 
recorded springs from John Bouton, the emi- 
grant, through his son John (2). a child of his 
second wife, Abigail Marvin. 

(H) John (2), son of John (i) Bouton, 
was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, September 
30, 1659. He inherited land from his father, 
and settled at Norwalk, Connecticut, later at 
Danbury, and is of record as one of the settlers 
of New Canaan, Connecticut. He married, at 
Norwalk, about 1685, Sarah, born 1667, daugh- 
ter of John Gregory, of Norwalk. Children : 
Abigail; Mary; Nathaniel, born 1691 ; Joseph, 
1693; Eleazer, of whom further; John (3), 
born about 1701 ; Daniel, 1705. 

(HI) Eleazer, son of John (2) Bouton, 
was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, 1696. He 
married Elizabeth Seymour and lived in Nor- 
walk and Stamford, Connecticut. Children : 
Ezra, of whom further ; Hezekiah, born No- 
vember 2, 1725; Eleazer, January 22, 1728; 
Elizabeth, February 8, 1730; Sarah, December 
19- 1733: Matthew, March 19, 1735: Ruth, 
July 16, 1737; Hannah, October 2, 1739: Sey- 
mour, June 28, 1742; Nathan, March 4, 1745; 
Simon, April 11, 1748; Levi, October 15, 1750; 
all born at Norwalk. 

(IV) Ezra, eldest son of Eleazer and Eliza- 
beth (Seymour) Bouton, was born at Norwalk, 
Connecticut, November 18, 1723. He married, 
June 28, 1749, Mary, daughter of Jachin Bou- 
ton, a descendant of John Bouton, the emi- 
grant, through his third wife, Mary Stevenson. 
They settled in North Canaan, Connecticut. 
Children: Seth, born 1750; Enoch, of whom 
further ; Ezra ; Elizabeth ; Jachin, born 1767. 

(V) Enoch, son of Ezra and Mary (Bou- 
ton) Bouton, was born in Norwalk, 1752. He 
married (first) Deborah Smith, (second) 
Patience Newman. He had issue including a 
son Ezra, of whom further. 

(VI) Ezra (2), son of Enoch Bouton, set- 
tled in western New York, where he died in 
1820. He was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. He married and left issue: 
William, a lawyer, died in Brooklyn ; Seymour, 
died in Allegany county. New York, a lumber- 
man and farmer, married Catherine , 

also deceased ; Enoch Edwin, of whom fur- 
ther; and others. 

(VH) Enoch Edwin, son of Ezra (2) Bou- 
ton, was born in western New York, in 1816. 
He probably lost his parents very young, as at 
age of four years he was being cared for in the 



family of a Mr. Sill, of Franklinville, Catta- 
raugus county. He was educated in the public 
schools at Franklinville, and became a farmer 
and lumberman of Cattaraugus county. He 
was a Democrat and held prominent position 
in civic affairs, filling many public offices in 
Portville, Cattaraugus county, where he died 
March 15, 1888. He was a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church, as was his wife. 
He married Mary Lucinda Crandall, born in 
Durietta. New York, in 1822, died in Olean, 
New York, March, 1909, daughter of Joseph 
Crandall, born in Rhode Island, in 1796, a 
descendant of Rev. John Crandall, of Provi- 
dence, Newport and Westerly, Rhode Island, 
the first elder of the Baptist church at West- 
erly, died 1678. Joseph Crandall died at Port- 
ville, New York, aged seventy-five years, a 
farmer. His wife. Susan (Main) Crandall, 
was born in Rhode Island, in 1797, died in 
Portville, in 1878. Susan Main had two 
brothers, Milton and Sheffield, both died in 
Portville; also sisters. Children of Joseph 
Crandall: i. Russell A., died at Portville, New 
York, 1908; was a farmer; married and left 
issue : Henry, H. A., Adella and Minnie, all 
living in Cattaraugus county, New York. 2. 
Mary Lucinda, of previous maition ; married 
Enoch Edwin Bouton. 3. Rosetta, died in 
Portville, unmarried. 4. Palmyra, now living 
at Farmers Valley; she married (first) a Mr. 
Barrett, (second) George Rice, a farmer of 
Farmers Valley, Keating township, McKean 
county. 5. Sarah, died in Brockton, New 
York ; married Galen B. Everts, deceased, a 
railroad conductor ; children : Edward E. and 
William. 6. Ira B., died in Portville ; a 
farmer ; he married Rebecca Babbitt, deceased ; 
children: Elmer, Alfred N., Susan, Carl, a 
physician. 7. Jonas, died in Bolivar, New 
York; a farmer; married (first) a Miss An- 
drews, (second) a widow, Mrs. Buckley. 8. 
Hiram, died at Portville ; a farmer ; married 
Maria Main, deceased. 9. Sardinia, now living 
in Eredonia, New York ; married Isaac Benne- 
hoff, a clergj'man ; no issue. 10. Maria, died 
in Olean, New York ; married Charles Cotton, 
of Olean, a mechanic. 11. Julia, died in Port- 
ville, !\Iarch 30, 1912; married Rev. P. W. 
Crane, deceased; child. Emma. 12. Rosina, 
died at Olean, New York ; married John 
Adams, deceased, a blacksmith : children : 
Frank, George, Henry, Elizabeth, Hiram. Chil- 
dren of Enoch Edwin Bouton, all born in 
Portville, Cattaraugus county, New York: i. 





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Charles, born December, 185J, died in Purt- 
ville. in 1877 ; was a school teacher ; unmarried. 
2. Carrie, born 1854: married C. \V. Webb, of 
Rochester, New York, a purchasing agent for 
the Pennsylvania railroad, residing in Olean, 
New York : no issue. 3. Joseph William, of 
whom further. 

( \' 1 II ) Judge Joseph William Bouton, young- 
est son of Enoch Edwin and Mary Lucinda 
{ Crandall ) Bouton, was born in Portville, 
Cattaraugus county. New York, November 20, 
1856. His preparatory education was obtained 
in the ])ublic schools of Portville. New York, 
and Ceres, Pennsylvania, and when a young 
uian he began his legal education under the 
direction of Judge Thomas A. Morrison, an 
eminent lawyer, now one of the judges of the 
superior court of PennsyJvania. Mr. Bouton 
was admitted to the bar and at once began the 
practice of his profession at Smethport, Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania, where he has 
attained high position at the bar and on the 
bench. In 1903 he was elected president judge 
of the court of common pleas of McKean 
county for a term of ten years, expiring 1914. 
Previous to his elevation to the bench Judge 
Bouton served a term as district attorney of 
]\IcKean county, proving a fearless but honor- 
able prosecutor. .\s a judge he has won the 
respect and loyal support of his brethren of 
the profession by his fairness and the justice 
of his decisions. He is a member of county 
and state bar associations, is a Republican in 
politics and a member of the Episcopal church. 
His fraternal orders are: McKean Lodge, No. 
338, Free and Accepted Masons, and Smeth- 
port Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. 

He married, February 3, 1878, Julia A. 
Eastman, born in Ceres, New York, August 
21. i860, daughter of Luther Eastman. She 
was educated in the public schools, is a member 
of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Travelers 
Club and of the Episcopal church. Children of 
Judge Joseph William Bouton: i. Victor Bur- 
dette, of whom further. 2. Edwin E., born in 
Smethport. Pennsylvania, .\ugust 10, 1895 ; 
now a student in Smethport high school. 3. 
Helen A., born .\ugust 21, 1902. 

(IX) \'ictor Burdette, eldest son of Judge 
Joseph \\'illiam and Julia .\. (Eastman) Bou- 
ton, was born in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, 
December 14, 1879. He was educated in the 
public schools of Smethport and was graduated 
from the high school, class of 1899. He chose 
the profession of law, and after a year's study 



under the direction of his father entered Dick- 
inson Law School, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 
whence he was graduated LL, B., class of 1903. 
He at once began the practice of law in Smeth- 
port and for three years practiced with Fred D. 
Gallup as partner. He is now located in the 
Grange Bank building, alone and well estab- 
lished in public favor. For the past seven 
years he has been attorney for the borough of 
Smethport and for the county of McKean for 
three years. He is a Republican in politics, 
and a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 
His club is the Central of Smethport. 

He married, April 20, 1902, Genevieve Ger- 
trude Hussey. born April 6, 1880, in Keating 
township, McKean county, Pennsylvania. She 
was educated in the public schools of Glen 
Hazel, Pennsylvania, was graduated from 
Bradford Business College in 1907, and is now 
deputy recorder of McKean county with office 
at the court house in Smethport. 

(The Hussey Line). 

( 1 ) James Hussey, grandfather of Mrs. W P.. 
Bouton, was born in county Kerry, Ireland, 
died on his farm near Smethport, in 1890, an 
Irish patriot whose family was closely asso- 
ciated with Daniel O'Conncll in the cause of 
Irish freedom. James Hussey married Bridget 
Green, born in county Donegal, Ireland, after 
both had emigrated to this country. They 
were married at Great Bend, Susquehanna 
county, Pennsylvania, settled in Keating town- 
ship, McKean county, where he died in 1891, 
aged seventy-one years. Both were Roman 
Catholics. Children of James Hussey, all born 
in Keating township: i. Thomas, born January 
15, 1848: now engaged in the meat business at 
Du Bois, Pennsylvania ; married Mary Ma- 
honey, of Mount .Alton, Pennsylvania; chil- 
dren : Kathryn and Myrel. 2. William John, 
of whom further. 3. Francis Eugene, died 
unmarried, aged twenty-one years. 4. Kathryn, 
born November 10, i860; married John Gor- 
man, of near Allegany, New York, now resid- 
ing on the old Hussey homestead on Marvin 
creek : child : Alice, born January 5, 1890; mar- 
ried John Cunningham, of Rixford, Pennsyl- 
vania, an oil driller and contractor; child, 
Kathryn Margaret, born October 8, 1910. 

(II) William John, second son of James 
Hussey, was born in Keating township, Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania, November 17, 
1850. died in Bradforti, Pennsylvania, Novem- 
ber 23, 1897. He was a lumberman. He mar- 



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ried, February 17, 1876, at Newell Creek, 
Pennsylvania, Mary Hiingerford, born in Keat- 
ing township, August 14, 1855, who survives 
him, a resident of Smethport. Both were mem- 
bers of the Roman Catholic church. Children 
of William John and Mary (Hungerford) 
Hussey: i. Bessie, born in Keating township, 
January 13, 1877 ; married John Joseph Miller, 
of New York City, now a lumber inspector, 
resides in Buffalo, New York ; child, Elizabeth 
Catherine, born June 12, 191 1. 2. Genevieve 
Gertrude, of previous mention; wife of Victor 
Burdette Bouton. 3. Francis William, born 
July 14, 1882, in Keating township ; now a 
glass blower and painter, residing in West Vir- 
ginia; he married Maud, daughter of Thomas 
Ray, a veteran of the civil war, serving from 
Pennsylvania ; children : Francis Gerlad, born 
November 28, 1902; John Ray, December 11, 
1904. 

Mary Hungerford is the daughter of Thomas 
Hungerford, born in 1820, in county Kerry, 
Ireland, by the lakes of Killarney, died in 
Smethport, Pennsylvania, September, 1893, a 
farmer. He married Hannah Shea, born in 
Tralee, county Kerry, Ireland, in 1829, died at 
the Keating township farm, in 1891. Thomas 
was a son of Michael Hungerford, a business 
man who spent his life in Ireland. He married 
Hannah Fitzgerald, of Scotch-Irish descent, 
who lived and died in Ireland. Children of 
Michael Hungerford (not in order of birth) : 
I. Maurice, died in Ottumwa, Iowa, having 
moved west after a residence in Keating town- 
ship, Pennsylvania, settling at the latter point 
immediately after his emigration ; he married 
Mary Cavanaugh, born in Ireland, died in 
Ottumwa; children: Thomas, Mary, Kate, 
Bridget, Maurice, John, Edgar, Julia. 2. ]\Iary, 
came to the United States; married (first) 
a Mr. Horn; child, Maurice; she married 
(second) a Mr. Sullivan, also deceased; she 
died in Detroit, Michigan, very wealthy. 3. 
Bessie, died in Smethport, Pennsylvania, in 
1895 ; married (first) Thomas Stark ; children : 
Kate and Thomas; married (second) a Mr. 
Marks, who died without issue. 4. Catherine, 
deceased. 5. Bridget, died in Smethport, Penn- 
sylvania ; married (first) a Mr. McCarthy; 
children : Julia, Callahan, Jerry, Timothy, Mar- 
garet; married (second) a Mr. Murphy, who 
died in Ireland. 6. Thomas, grandfather of 
Mrs. Bouton. 

Children of Thomas Hungerford: i. Mary, 
mother of Mrs. Bouton, wife of William John 



Hussey. 2. Maurice, born August 28, 1857; 
now an oil producer, living at Rixford, Penn- 
sylvania ; he married Mary McNally ; children : 
Fred, Bernard, Hazel, Bessie, Robert, Maurice, 
Emma, Margaret. 3. John, born February 26, 
i860; now a carpenter, living in Rochester, 
New York ; married and has a child, Donald 
Joseph Vincent, born March 16, 1894. 4. 
Michael, born July 14, 1862 ; now engaged in 
the bottling business in Smethport, Pennsyl- 
vania ; he married (first) Teresa Klyseth, of 
Rasselas, Pennsylvania ; children : John, died 
young; Thomas, born December 20, 1901 ; 
Clara, January 8, 1903 ; Helen, April 6, 1905 ; 
\^'illiam, March 26, 1909; he married (second) 
Cathcrina Gallagher, of Rixford; child, Ed- 
mond Maurice, born June 11, 191 1. 5. Thomas, 
born January 11, 1864: now a traveling bridge 
contractor, residing in Smethport; he married 
Carrie Hoffman, of Belmont, New York ; chil- 
dren : Edna, born May 10, 1890, married John 
Saulpaugh, a machinist; Floyd, April 9, 1893, 
(lied March 5, 1896; Margaret, September 16, 
1896, a student at Smethport high school. 6. 
William, born April 29, 1866; married Cath- 
erine Russell, of Newell's Creek, Pennsylvania, 
and resides in Smethport, an oil producer ; 
children: Ruth, born April 16, 1893; Russell 
William, June 9, 1896: Catherine, March 3, 
1904; John Joseph, September 18, 1909. 7. 
Edmund, born June 18, 1868; now engaged in 
the bottling business in Bolivar, New York, 
and is also an oil producer ; he married Mary 
Cantwell, of Newell's Creek: children : Francis 
Gerald, born February 21, 1895: Edmund, 
February 21, 1896; Thomas, March 17, 1897. 
8. Clara, born December 7, 1872, died October 
19, 1908, in New York City; she married Wil- 
liam H. Miller, of New York City, a hardwood 
inspector; children: William Hungerford, born 
I'ebruary 20, 1901 ; Lucille, November i, 1904. 



The first Eastman in New 
EASTMAN England, Roger Eastman, was 
born in Wales, England, 161 1, 
died in Salisbury, Massachusetts, December 
16, 1694. He came from Langford, Wiltshire, 
England, sailing from Southampton, in April, 
1638, in the ship "Confidence." He received 
lands in the first division in Salisbury. 1640- 
1643. • The name of his wife is not known, but 
tradition says it was Smith. Children: John, 
born January 9, 1640: Nathaniel, March 18, 
1643: Philip, October 20, 1644: Thomas, Sep- 
tember II, 1646: Timothy, September 29, 



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1648; Joseph, born Xovcniber 8, 1650; Benja- 
min, December 12, 1652; Sarah, July 25, 1655; 
Samuel, of whom further; Ruth, January 21, 
1 661. 

(II) Samuel, son of Roger Eastman, was 
born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, September 
20, 1657, died February 27, 1725. lie took the 
oath of allegiance in Salisbury, in 1677, and 
was admitted a freeman in 1690. He moved 
from Salisbury to Kingston, New Hampshire, 
about 1720, being a grantee of the latter place. 
He was dismissed by the church at Salisbury, 
September 26, 1725, to join the church at 
Kingston. He married (first) November 4, 
1685, Elizabeth Scriven, baptized and admitted 
to the Salisbury church, October 8, 1690; he 
married (second) September 17, 1719, Sarah 
Fifield, who died in Kingston, New Hamp- 
shire, August 3, 1726. Children, all by first 
wife: Ruth, born January 5, 1687; Elizabeth, 
December i, 1689; Mary, January 4, 1691 ; 
Sarah, April 3, 1694; Samuel, January 5, 1695- 
1696; Joseph, January 6, 1697; Ann, May 22, 
1700; Ebenezer, January 11, 1701 ; Thomas, 
January 21, 1703; Timothy, March 29, 1706; 
Edward. I\Iarch 30, 1708; Benjamin, July 13, 
1710. 

(III) Joseph, son of Samuel Eastman, was 
born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, January 6, 
1697. He settled at Kingston, New Hamp- 
shire, on Green Brook ; later at Concord, in the 
same state. It is supposed that later he moved 
to Hopkinton, as the deaths of his wives are 
recorded there. He married (first) February 
9, 1729, Patience Smith, (second) Tamison 
Woodwell. who died j\'Iay 26, 1750, (third) 

Hannah , who died August 24, 1756. 

Children: Joseph, born 1730; Hannah; John, 
of whom further; Ann, February 6, 1742; 
David, May 4, 1746, died young; Benjamin, 
August 26, 1747; David, August 17, 1749. 

(IV) John, son of Joseph Eastman, was 
born in Kingston, New Hampshire, May 11, 

1739- He married Judith and settled 

in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, where the 
births of the children are all recorded : Joseph, 
born September 22, 1763; Henry, April 12, 
1765; Abel, of whom further; Judith, March 
27, 1770; John, March 27, 1772; Anna, Janu- 
ary I, 1773; Abigail, April 4, 1775. 

(V) Abel, son of John Eastman, was born 
in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, October 11, 
1766. He moved to the state of Vermont, 
where others of the family had settled near 



Bristol. He was a farmer, marriLil and left 
issue including a son Abel ( 2 ) . 

(VI) Abel (2), son of Abel (i) Eastman, 
was born in Vermont, 1806, died in Marietta, 
Ohio, 1848. He was a lumberman by occupa- 
tion and with his wife was a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he 
adhered to the old Whig party. He married, 
at Springwater, New York, in 1826, Elizabeth 
( Betsy) Shattuck, born in Geneva, New York, 
August II, 181 1, died in \\'ellsville. New York, 
January 14, 1895. Children: i. Paschal, a 
lumberman and farmer, born in Oswayo, 
Pennsylvania, 1828, died at Cambridge Springs, 
Pennsylvania, 19 10; served in the Union army 
during the civil war ; married and had issue : 
George, lives in Cambridge Springs, Pennsyl- 
vania ; Ira, deceased ; Frederick, lives in Cam- 
bridge Springs, Pennsylvania ; William, a resi- 
dent of Chautauqua county. New York ; and 
another son. 2. Luther, of whom further. 3. 
Leandcr, born in Oswayo, Pennsylvania, in 
1833 : a farmer and civil war veteran ; resident 
of Bells Run ; he has married twice. 4. Thomas, 
born in Kings Run, Pennsylvania, 1835; a 
veteran of the civil war; married Judith E. 
Hill, deceased; children: Mary (Holly), de- 
ceased, and Dorr W. : lives in Shinglehouse, 
Pennsylvania. 5. Bertha, born in Kings Run, 
Pennsylvania, 1837, died in Wellsville, New 
York, in March, 1898; married O. H. Perry, 
deceased, from Wellsville, New York, a grocer; 
no children. 6. John O. A., a farmer, born in 
Kings Run, Pennsylvania, November 21, 1844, 
died in Myrtle, Pennsylvania, December 16, 
1901 : enlisted in the Union army from Penn- 
sylvania and served throughout the war, re- 
ceiving severe wounds in the battle of Gettys- 
burg; he married Martha A. Maxson ; chil- 
dren: i. Nelson F., born August 8, 1869; mar- 
ried Lydia Burdick, March 25, 1895 ; one child, 
Clifford, ii. Laura B., born August 11, 1872; 
married Lister Terett, July 3, 1890; died Au- 
gust n, 1899; one child, Down, deceased, iii. 
Frank L.. born April 27, 1879: married Tessie 
Carpenter. May 21. 1898: they have three 
children. 

(VII) Luther, son of Abel (2) and Eliza- 
beth (Shattuck) Eastman, was born in Oswayo, 
Pennsylvania, February 3, 1831, died in Ceres 
township, McKean county. Pennsylvania, De- 
cember 13, 1905. He obtained his education 
in Airs. Chevalier's select school, at Kings 
Run, Pennsvlvania. and in later life followed 



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the farmer's occupation. In politics he was a 
Republican and held the offices of judge of 
election and school director in Ceres township 
for many years. He was a regular attend- 
ant and member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church, in which his wife was especially active. 
He married, at Ceres, New York, September 
29, 1850, Sophia Ann Maxson, born in Port- 
ville. New York, July 16, 1835, died in Ceres 
township, McKean county, Pennsylvania, July 
I, 1892. daughter of Varnum Maxson, a 
farmer, born in Delhi, Delaware county. New 
York, died in Portville, New York, December 
29, 1883, and Lura Ann (Maxson) Maxson, 
born in Rockville, New York, October 24, 
1816, died in Portville, New York, January 
28, 1902. Varnum Maxson, was a son of 
Phineas V., born June 9, 1776, died October 6, 
1833, and Sophia Maxson, born October i, 
1785. Children of Phineas V. and Sophia 
Maxson: i. Ira, born October 19, 1805. 2. 
Varnum, of previous mention. 3. Elizabeth 
(Betsey), born February 23, 1810. 4. Benja- 
min, born May i, 1812, died July 27, 1830. 5. 
Reynolds, bom April 23, 1815. 6. Phoebe, 
born March 18, 1816. 7. Nelson, born Febru- 
ary 3, 1818. 8. Alton S., born April 11, 1820. 
9. William C, born June i, 1822, died No- 
vember 28, 1826. 10. Demoris, born June 6, 
1824. II. William, born November 3, 1827, 
deceased. Children of Varnum and Lura Ann 
(Maxson) Maxson: i. Sophia Ann, of previ- 
ous mention. 2. Phoebe E., born March 12, 
1837; married Thomas A. Pratt, a farmer, 
deceased, from Steuben county, New York ; 
children : Emerson A., Martin E., Clara A., all 
living in Olean, New York, and another daugh- 
ter living in Kane, Pennsylvania. 3. Phineas 
\*., born February 18, 1839, in Portville, New 
York ; married and lives in Myrtle, Pennsyl- 
vania. 4. Benjamin F., born in Portville, New 
York, September 9, 1842; a farmer. 5. Wil- 
liam N., born in Portville, New York, May 5, 
1844; was killed in battle, September 14, 1862. 
6. Orson F., born in Portville, New York, May 
3, 1847; a farmer of Portville, New York: 
married Rhoda Wilber, and among their chil- 
dren are Brayton and Grace, living in Port- 
ville, New York. 7. Martha A., born in Port- 
ville, New York, July 4, 1849: married John 
O. A. Eastman, of previous mention. 8. Alton 
W., born in Portville, New York, May 13, 
1851 : a farmer of Bell's Run, Pennsylvania; 
married Jennie Grow, deceased, from that 
place, and has several children. 9. Reynolds 



M., born in Portville, New York, March 15, 
1853; married and has one son, Barton, with 
whom he lives in Angelica, New York. 10. 
Horace G., born in Portville, New York, July 
17, 1855; ^ farmer; married and residing near 
Milton, Wisconsin. 11. Hartley H., born in 
Portville, New York, July 14, 1858; a hard- 
ware dealer in Rochester, New York ; married 
and has one daughter. 

Children of Luther and Sophia Ann (Max- 
son) Eastman: i. Alvira L., born in Portville, 
New York, October 30, 1851 : married D. L. 
^^'ilson, a retired contractor, and lives in Olean, 
New York; children: i. Volney J., born 1872; 
married Alice De Groff, have one son, Roy, 
and live in Olean, New York; ii. Frank L., 
born 1874; married, has three children, and 
lives in Olean, New York ; iii. Lucy, born 
1880, died 1902. 2. Almira D., born in Port- 
ville, New York, July i, 1854; married F. E. 
Tull, from Ceres, Pennsylvania, tipstaff of the 
court at Smethport, Pennsylvania ; children : 
Herman E., born December 16, 1873, lives in 
Smethport, Pennsylvania ; Ethel A., born Octo- 
ber 24, 1885, lives in Buffalo, New York. 3. 
Julia Almina, born August 21, i860; married 
Judge Joseph W. Bouton (see Bouton). 4. 
Emma M., born in Ceres township, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, July 29, 1863, died at 
Ceres, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1890; married 
H. N. Holmes, a farmer of Ceres, Pennsyl- 
vania ; children : Jennie, born December 10, 
1882, lives in Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania; 
Minnie, born February 8, 1884, married Claude 
Mulkins, of Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania, and 
with their children, Claude and Anna, they 
reside there; Mattie, born May 28, 1888, died 
May 6, 1909. 5. Henry A., a physician in 
Jamestown, New York, born in Ceres town- 
ship, McKean county, Pennsylvania ; married 
Lilla K. Field, from Jamestown, New York, 
bom 1876, died March 16, 1908; their only 
child, Phillip, died in infancy. 6. John Boothe, 
of whom further. 

(MH) John Boothe, son of Luther and 
Sophia Ann (Maxson) Eastman, was born in 
Ceres township, McKean county, Pennsyl- 
vania, September 26, 1870. He obtained his 
education in the public schools of Smethport 
and attended the high schools in Eldred and 
Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania, finishing his edu- 
cation by taking a course in Bryant & Strat- 
ton's Business College, in Buffalo, New York, 
from which he was graduated in 1890. For 
seven years he was employed as bookkeeper by 



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173 



E. C. W'olcott & Company, of Eldred, reiin- 
sylvania. In 1896 he was appointed deputy in 
the office of the register of wills in Smethport, 
a position he ably filled until 1903, when, in 
recognition of his efficient and faithful service, 
he was elected register of wills and clerk of 
the orphans' court of McKean county. Since 
then • he has been thrice reelected to these 
offices, which he fills in such a capable manner 
as to gain the approbation and esteem of all 
his associates. As a Republican he has held 
the office of auditor for two terms, tax col- 
lector for one term and member of the board 
of education for one term. He owns the farm 
of his birthplace and takes great interest in 
agricultural work. He is a member of Mc- 
Kean Lodge, No. 388, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Smethport; Knights of Pythias, 
No. 278, of Eldred ; the Knights of the Macca- 
bees, Tent No. 10, of Smethport; McKean 
County Grange and the Smethport Hose Com- 
pany. 

He married. October 5. 1893, at Eldred, 
Pennsylvanra, Evalyn Squires (see Sc|uires), 
daughter of Alson N. and Frances M. Squires, 
born in Pompey, New York, May 13, 1870. 
She obtained her education in the public 
schools, graduating from the Eldred high 
school in the class of 1888, and was a success- 
ful teacher in the public schools from that 
time until her marriage. Children of John 
Boothe and Evalyn (Squires) Eastman: i. 
Dorothy, born in Smethport, January 9, 1899. 

2. John Francis, born in Smethport, July 4, 
1910. 

(The Squires Line). 

The earliest record of the Squires family, 
whose name was formerly spelled without the 
final "s," is of David Squire, born December 
24, 1743, died February 18, 1821 ; married, 
November 24, 1765, Mary Bunker, born May 
18, 1747, died September 26, 1812. Children: 
I. Elizabeth, born July 24, 1766, died October 

3, 1812. 2. Love, born August 13, 1768, died 
November 26, 1768. 3. A son, born June 25, 
1770, died on day of birth. 4. Reuben, of 
whom further. 5. Love (2), born May 23, 
1775. died May 6, 1797. 6. David Bunker, 
born July 7, 1777, died October 7, 1778. 7. 
Mary, born January 23, 1780, died October 29, 
1794. 8. Nancv, born Julv 8, 1783. died July 
24. 1783. 

(II) Reuben, son of David and Mary 
( Bunker) Squire, was born November 9, 1771, 



dieil June 1, 1841 ; married Anna Tousley, born 
April 23, 1782. Children: i. David Reuben 
Bunker Squire, born April i, 1803, died July 4, 
i86y. 2. Alexantler Hamilton, of whom fur- 
ther. 3. Alva Bosworth, born March 6, 1805, 
died March 20, 1880. 4. Mary Ann, born April 
16, 1806, died May 11, 1810. 5. Mary Ami 
(2), born May 13, iSio, died February 13, 
1825. 6. Elizabeth Eliza, born April 2, 1812, 
died May 31, 1878; married Rev. Paul Cossett. 
7. Clarissa Tousley, born April 16, 181 5, died 
March 22, 1816. 8. Henry Tousley, born No- 
vember 8, 1817, died Februai-y 3, 1818. 9. 
Sylvanus Philip, born December 3, 1818, died 
Alaixh 3, 1819. 10. Harriet Maria, born Febru- 
ary 8, 1820, died December 8, 1881 ; married, 
at Manlius, New York, August 30, 1848, Cyrus 
O. Phillips; one child, Charles R. Philhps, 
living at Youngstown, Ohio. 11. Sarah Love, 
born November 18, 1822, died November 25, 
1874; married Dr. A. D. Merritt, of Wood- 
stock, Illinois, and had two children: Charles 
and Frederick. 12. Mary Bunker, liorn May 
26, 1825, died 1870; married Dr. Pettingill, 
and had one son, Arthur, died in California. 

(Ill) Alexander Hamilton St|uires, son of 
Reuben and Anna (Tousley) Squire, was born 
August 29, 1804, died in Pompey, New York, 
February 20, 1870. He married, at Pompey, 
New York, April 30, 1834, Sarah Nearing, 
born May 18, 1817, died November 29, 1890. 
Children, all born in Syracuse, Onondaga 
county. New York: i. Ann Elizabeth, born 
August 23, 1836, died October 21, 1839. 2. 
Lucian B., born June 13, 1839, died from burns 
received in an explosion at Triumph Hill, 
Pennsylvania, March 23, 1871 ; married Marian 
Jaquins, deceased. 3. Alson, born August 8, 
1840, died May 10, 1841. 4. Alson N.,of whom 
further. 5. Hamilton, born October 8, 1843, 
died December 4, 1861, at Upton Hill, while in 
the Union service. 6. Meredith B., born May 
28. 1845; an oil producer of Casey, Illinois; 
married, in Pompey, New York, Lucia A. Rob- 
inson, born January 13, 1850; a son, William 
Hamilton, born at Triumph, Pennsylvania. 
.August 23, 1877. 7. George H., born October 
20. 1850; married, at Babylon, Pennsylvania, 
November 25, 1875, Ella Hyatt, born March 
23, 1858: lives at St. Marys, Pennsylvania, a 
retired liveryman ; children : Irvin H., born 
December 6, 1878; Lucian B., born July 3, 
1881 : Laverne W.. born January 6, 1884; 
Edith, born September 18, 1887, died .'^eptem- 



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ber 14, 1888; Lottie A., born April 18, 1889; 
Frederick M., born August 8, 1892. 8. Cbar- 
lotte E., born July 24, 1858; married (first) 
Robert Franklin Sullivan, born August 21, 
1861, died October 29, 1899, a member of the 
Unadilla Academy (New York) faculty; mar- 
ried (second) January 3, 1901, George Fred- 
erick Dunbar, born September 6, 1865, a 
musician. 

(IV) Alson Nearing, son of Alexander 
Hamilton and Sarah (Nearing) Squires, was 
born in Onondaga county, New York, June 6, 
1842, died in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, 
December 18, 1906. He was a mechanic, mer- 
chant and lumberman. He enlisted, December 
I, 1861, as a musician in the Twelfth New 
York Infantry \'olunteer band and received an 
honorable discharge in August, 1864. He mar- 
ried, at Conneautville, Pennsylvania, January 
20, 1867, Frances Maria Brown, born in Sar- 
dinia, New York, June 12, 1842, daughter of 
George Witheral and Amanda Wilkes (Fran- 
cisco) Brown. George \Mtheral was the son 
of Josiah (2) and Millicent (Wright) Brown. 
Josiah (2) was the son of Josiah (i) and 
Sarah Brown. Josiah ( i ) was the son of John 
and Elizabeth (Patten) Brown. The emigrant 
ancestor of the Brown family was Josiah ( i ) , 
who served as lieutenant in Captain Marston's 
Vermont militia and in Captain John Powell's 
company, Fletcher's regiment, Vermont militia, 
during the revolutionary war. The records of 
the war department giving the rolls of the com- 
panies show that he saw much active service. 

Children of Alson Nearing and Frances 
Maria (Brown) Squires: i. \'innie, born July 
29, 1868: married, January 8, 1894. at West- 
field, New York, James B. Doolittle, from 
North Java, New York, born April 18, 1869; 
Mr. Doolittle engages in the insurance busi- 
ness : children : Arthur Squires, born in Go- 
wanda. New York. October 15, 1896; Vinnie 
Evalyn, born in Eldred, Pennsylvania, June 2, 
1901. 2. Evalyn, of previous mention; mar- 
ried John Boothe Eastman. 3. Clarence Elmer, 
born in Tidioute. Pennsylvania, October 3, 
1874: married Emma Ward and lives on a 
farm in Calhoun, Georgia; one son, .Mson, 
born 1909. 4. Eugene Bennett, born in Tidi- 
oute, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1878: married, 
September 20. 191 1, Nina Jennie Reisinger, 
born in Meadville. Pennsylvania : he is engaged 
in the insurance business and resides at Port 
Allegany, Pennsylvania. 



This family springs from French 
DANA ancestors long seated in Alsace, 
that much disputed province which 
France and Germany have owned alternately, 
but which is now a part of the German Em- 
pire. 

(I) Anthony Dana was born of French par- 
ents in Alsace, in 1793. He came to the United 
States and settled in East Eden, Erie county, 
:\ew York, where he died in 1865. He was a 
glazier by trade, but later bought a farm in 
East Eden. He was a Democrat, but lived a 
quiet life devoid of participation in public 
afifairs, and was a member of the Roman Cath- 
olic church, as was his wife. He married 

Annie , born in Alsace, in 1794, died in 

East Eden, in 1869. They had ten children: i. 
Anthony, left home when a boy and all trace 
of him has been lost. 2. John, born 1819, died 
in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in January, 191 1 ; 
married Louisa , and had issue, includ- 
ing: Rose, now living in Duluth, Minnesota; 
Frank, deceased ; Mary, now living in New 
York City. 3. Lawrence, drowned in 1848, 
while engaged in steamboating on the Great 
Lakes ; married Mactolana Phol, born in 
Alsace, also deceased ; children : Kate, now of 
Newark, New Jersey; Elizabeth, died 1910; 
George, now of Findlay, Ohio; Lawrence, now 
of Kane, Pennsylvania; Emelia, now of New- 
ark. New Jersey. 4. Kate, died in East Eden, 
New York, 1897 ; married Nicholas Bettinger, 
born in Alsace, now deceased, a farmer of 
East Eden ; child, Mary, now lives in East 
Eden. 5. Elizabeth, died in 1904; married 
Pliitail Cetroick, born in Alsace, now living in 
Buffalo, New York ; seven children : i. Law- 
rence Lewis, born in Buffalo, August 10, 1845 - 
married, August 9, 1868, Cloe A. Wilcox, born 
.August 30, 1850, at Angola, New York, and 
has three children : a. Pearl, born in Angola, 
December 23, 1871 ; married Manfred Albert, 
born in Alabama, and has Robert, born March 
9. 1893; b. Louis, born in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, February 23, 1877: married Grace Park, 
and has: Ruth, born May 8, 1906; Dorothy, 
February 5, 1908 ; and Matilda, February 16, 
191 1 : c. Frank Eugene, born April 28, 1886; 
now living with his parents ; ii. Frank, living 
in Rochester. New York: iii. Emil, deceased: 
iv. William, deceased ; v. Charles, deceased ; vi. 
John, lives in Cattaraugus county. New York ; 
vii. George, living in Hamburg, New York. 
6. George, of whom further. 7. William, bcrn 



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1821.J. died in Oil City, reiinsylvania, 1871 ; 
was a hotel proprietor; married Caroline Roth, 
deceased, without issue. 8. Peter, born 1835, 
died January, 1911; was a farmer of East 
Eden, New York; married Abbie Gasper, c'.e- 
ceased : children : Charles, now of Derrick 
City, Pennsylvania ; Mary, living in Catta- 
raugus county. New York; John, deceased; 
Delia, now living in Elmira, New York ; Henry, 
now living in Minnesota ; George, residing in 
the west; Lucy, now of Elmira, New York; 
Elizabeth, now living in East Eden ; Peter, 
now living in East Eden. 9. Blass, born 1837, 
died 1872: was a merchant of East Eden; 
married Eliza Nolan, deceased ; children : Eliz- 
abeth, \\'illiam, Albert, Belle, Clara, all living 
in Hamburg, New York, except Albert, who 
is deceased. 10. Nicholas, died in 1900, at 
Jamestown. New York ; was a pensioned vet- 
eran of the civil war from New York state. 

(H) George, son of Anthony Dana, was 
born in Alsace, now in Germany, December 
2j, 1824, died in Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
February 10, 1910. He was four years of age 
when his parents came to the United States, 
settling in East Eden, New York, where he 
was educated and grew to manhood. He 
secured a position as steward on a lake steamer, 
sailing out of Buffalo, a position he held sev- 
eral years; afterwards, until 1877, he was 
engaged in farming. In the latter year he 
located in Bradford, where he kept a hotel and 
was interested in the production of oil. He 
was a member of the Roman Catholic church, 
as was his wife. 

He married Elizabeth Fisher, born February 
14, 1826, in one of the Rhine provinces, Ger- 
many, died March 13, 1893; she was brought 
to the United States when young by her father, 
who settled in Buffalo, where he died in 1840. 
Children: i. George Henry, of whom further. 
2. Frank William, born December 5, 1846, died 
October 9, 1890, at Knapp's Creek, New York ; 
was a hotel proprietor ; married Kate Warner, 
born in Canada ; children : i. Minnie, born 
March 17, 1873, i" St. Petersburg, Pennsyl- 
vania : married a Mr. Megill, of Bradford, now 
an architect of Newark, New Jersey, and has 
Isabella, born October, 1893 ; ii. Susan, born in 
April, 1874, died in Bradford, in October, 
1891 ; iii. Frank, born April 4, 1880, at Rix- 
ford, Pennsylvania : now in the oil business in 
California: unmarried: iv. Ivy M., born in 
Rixford, 1884 ; married John Bushard, of Erie, 



Pennsylvania, a draugln>nian ; children: .Mar- 
garet, born in April, 1903 ; Frances, July, 1907 ; 
John, October, 191 1 ; v. Warner John, born in 
Gilmore, I'ennsylvania ; now engaged in the 
oil business in Illinois ; married Ruth Schreiber, 
of Derrick City, and has: Catherine Mary, 
born February 28, 191 1. 3. Nicholas, born in 
Buffalo, New York, 1850, died in East Eden, 
1862. 4. Lawrence John, born in Buffalo, 
April 12, 1852; an oil producer at Derrick 
City, Pennsylvania ; belongs to the Roman 
Catholic church, and Derrick City Lodge, No. 
iioi. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
and Fosterbrook Lodge, No. 11, Knights of 
Pythias; married (first) April 6, 1875, Louisa 
Nabor, born in 1854, died November 7, 1889, 
(second) Margaret Frank, born January 6, 
1869, in St. Petersburg, Clarion county, Penn- 
sylvania, daughter of Martin Frank, who 
served in civil war, was burned to death in 
March, 1872; married Rachel Perry, born 
in Mahoning, Pennsylvania, in 1849, ^^'ed in 
Derrick City, March 11, 1899; children, all by 
first wife : i. Lawrence George, born in East 
Eden, New York, March 17, 1876; now an oil 
producer of Derrick City; married Mary Can- 
field, of Allegany, New York; children: Mil- 
ton Lawrence, born in Goodell, McKean county, 
Pennsylvania, August 18, 1901 ; Helen, born in 
Derrick City, September i, 1904; Richard, 
born in Derrick City, December 30, 1907 ; Mar- 
garet, born in Derrick City, August 12, 1910; 
ii. Ida Carrie, born at Eden Center, New Y'ork, 
October 6, 1877; married Louis Mack, an oil 
producer of Bradford; iii. Milton, born in 
Derrick City, December, 1878, died November, 
1880. 5. Elizabeth M., born in East Eden, 
New York, December 20, 1861 ; now residing 
unmarried in Bradford. 6. Anne, born in 
East Eden, New York, March 20, 1864, died 
June 3. 1905: married Norman Stewart, who 
survives her, a resident of Robinson, Illinois ; 
children : Dana, born January 19, 1889, at Duke 
Center; Ray, February 14, 1891, at Gilmore, 
Pennsylvania. 7. Emma, twin of Anne, mar- 
ried Elmer Howe, of Elmira, New York, now 
an oil producer at Red Rock, Pennsylvania, 
where the family resides ; children : Emma, 
bom March 13, 1887; Elmer, November 18, 
1890: Elizabeth, January i, 1894; and George, 
April 9. 1900. 

(Ill) George Henry, eldest son of George 
and Elizabeth (Fisher) Dana, was born in 
Buffalo. New York, January i, 1844, died in 



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Los Angeles, California, February 5, 1905. He 
obtained his education in the public schools of 
his native county, and later learned the tinner's 
trade at which he worked until 1897, when he 
moved to Bradford, Pennsylvania, becoming 
an oil producer and glycerine manufacturer. 
In the latter business he was very successful 
and became a director and manager of the 
High Explosive Company. He was a highly 
respected, popular member of the community, 
kind, considerate and generous in all his actions. 
He married Louise Bergein, born in Boston, 
Erie county. New York, July 30, 1848, living 
in Bradford, I^ennsylvania, daughter of George 
"Buergin" (the German form of spelling), 
born May 6, 1809, in Baden, Germany, emi- 
grated to the United States in 1846, settling on 
a farm in Hamburg, New York, died in Duke 
Center, Pennsylvania, Alay, 1892. He married 
Mary Wurslin, born in Baden, Germany, 1821, 
died in Hamburg, New York, July, 1884. Chil- 
dren of George and Mary (Wurslin) "Buer- 
gin:" I. Mary, born in Baden, Germany, 1844, 
died in Canada ; married William Young, de- 
ceased, a tanner from Baden, Germany ; daugh- 
ter, Henrietta, lives in Hamburg, New York. 
2. Frederick, born in Baden, Germany, 1846; 
came to the United States with his parents. 3. 
George, born in Hamburg, New York, died 
there in 1856. 4. Louise, of previous mention ; 
married George Henry Dana. 5. Amelia, born 
in Hamburg, New York, 1849, died there 1850. 
6. Charles, born in Hamburg, New York, 1851, 
died there the same year. 7. Julia, born in 
Hamburg, New York, 1852; lives in Lewis 
Run; she married (first) George Piatt, de- 
ceased, an oil well shooter from Oil City, 
Pennsylvania, (second) William C. Decker, 
an oil well pumper from Elmira, New York. 
Children of George Henry and Louise Dana : 
I. Louisa Henrietta, born in North Collins, 
New York, March 28, 1870; married Joseph 
Dean, a shoe dealer in Bradford, Pennsylvania ; 
child, Shirley Bernice, born in Batavia, New 
York, August 23, 1895. 2. Arthur George, 
born in North Collins, New York, January 7, 
1872; an oil well producer; married Edith 
Murray and lives in Sedan, Kansas ; daughter, 
Dorothy Murray, born in Butler, Pennsylvania, 
May 10, 1894. 3. Frederick Wurslin, of whom 
further. 4. Earl Newton, born in Duke Center, 
Pennsylvania, April 11, 1881 ; an oil producer 
of Bradford; married, in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, Lillian Crooker ; children : Helen Aline, 



born April 18, 1910; Marian Louise, Septem- 
ber 18, 191 1. Mrs. Louise Dana survives her 
husband, a resident of Bradford, and a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church. 

(IV) Frederick Wurslin, son of George 
Henry and Louise (Bergein) Dana, was born 
m Titusville, Pennsylvania, August 10, 1873. 
When he was six years of age his parents 
moved to Duke Center, where he was educated 
in the public schools. After completing his 
studies he began working in the oil field as a 
pumper, continuing until he was twenty-four 
years of age, residing at Duke Center. In 
1897 he located in Bradford and engaged in 
oil production, a business he has successfully 
followed until the present date (1912) in the 
Bradford field. He is a member of Bradford 
Tent, No. 104, Knights of the Maccabees, and 
in political action is thoroughly independent. 
He married, March 24, 1898, Anna M. Cas- 
well, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, June 
I. 1874 ; educated in the public schools of Duke 
Center and in the New Castle high school. 
Children : Reva May, born in Sawyer City, 
October 13, 1900; George William, born in 
Bradford, July 13, 1905. 

William Homer Caswell, father of Mrs. 
Dana, was born in Richmond, Virginia, Janu- 
ary 6, 1848, now a retired oil producer, "living 
in Bradford. He married Melissa Loraine 
Clark, born in Leesburg, Pennsylvania, Decem- 
ber 29, 1851, died in Bradford, July 30, 1906. 
Children: i. Anna M., of previous mention; 
wife of Frederick W. Dana. 2. Charles Homer, 
born in Millerstown, Pennsylvania, February 
23, 1878; now a contractor in the Oklahoma 
oil field ; married Leonora Dele, of Duke Cen- 
ter, and resides at Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 3. 
.\n infant, died unnamed. William Homer 
Caswell is a son of George Caswell, born in 
Wareham, Massachusetts, died in Richmond, 
Virginia, in 1854. He married Anna Morse, 
born in England, died in Sharon, Pennsylvania. 
August 30, 1908, aged eighty years. Children: 
I. George, born 1846, in Richmond, Virginia; 
now living in Ellsworth, Kansas, retired; mar- 
ried Lavinia White, of New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania ; children : Alma, George, Charles, May, 
Margaret, Annie and William, the latter five 
now living in Ellsworth. 2. William Homer, 
of previous mention. 3. Elisha, born 1850, in 
Richmond, Virginia : now living in Sharon. 
Pennsylvania ; married Emma Fisher, deceased ; 
children : Guy, now living in Sharon ; Bertha, 




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^n 



now living in New Castle, Pennsylvania; I'.clk', 
now living in Youngstown, Ohio ; Annie, now 
living in New Castle. 4. Charles, born 1852, 
died in infancv. 



The progenitor of the Sea 
SEAWARD ward family of Bradford, 

Pennsylvania, was Amos Sea- 
ward, a farmer at Almond, Allegany county, 
New York, where he died about 1848, aged 
seventy-five years. He married Sarah Stevens, 
born 1777, died 1852, near Corning, New York. 
They were both members of the Presbyterian 
eluirch Children, all born iiear Corning: i. 
CVen. married Jane Pond ; children : Carrie ; 
Alvira, married Hiram Jewett; Almira, twin 
of Alvira; Eli. 2. Enos, went west where he 
married. 3. Amos, died at Alfred, New York. 
4. Joseph Stevens, of whom further. 5. Nioma, 
died in the west. 6. Sarah, married Clement 
Curtis, both died in Almond, New York, leav- 
ing a daughter Emma, now residing in Almond. 
(H) Joseph Stevens, son of Amos Seaward, 
was born in Corning, Steuben county, New 
York, August 7, 1818, died at Tarport, Penn- 
sylvania, August 6, 1906. He was educated in 
the public schools of Almond, New York, 
where he grew to manhood. After completing 
his studies he taught school in Tuna Valley, 
Pennsylvania, and in February, 1843, settled 
on a farm at Tarport, McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania. He was a \Miig in politics, later a 
Republican, and served many years as assessor 
at Tarport. and for several terms as tax col- 
lector. He married Daphana Dorleski Farr, 
born March 24, 1824. died in Bradford. Febru- 
ary 13, 1878, daughter of Isaac and Pantha 
(Clark) Farr. Isaac Farr, born in 1781, was 
a farmer of New Hampshire, but came to 
Pennsylvania and took up land near Bradford, 
on which he lived until his death in 1852. He 
married Pantha Clark, who was well versed in 
medicine and practiced locally. Children of 
Joseph Stevens Seaward: i. Levi, of whom 
further. 2. .-Kdaline Amelia, born in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, .August 5, 1844; married .Ab- 
salom Boyd, born June 20, 1846; the family 
live in Bradford ; Mr. Boyd enlisted in Com- 
pany I, One Hundred and' Second New York 
Infantry Volunteers during the civil war; he 
is now engaged in oil operations in Missouri ; 
children: i. Steven, born October 6, 1867, died 
September 13. iSfiS; ii. Clinton, born July 20, 
1869; married Blanche Payne; iii. Ann, born 
March 17. 1871 ; married 'John Machale ; iv. 
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l.eward, born December 11. 1872; v. I'rank, 
born March 28, 1874; vi. John, born Se|)tem- 
ber 20, 1876; vii. Clement, born January i, 
1878. 3. William H., born in i?radford, Sep- 
tember I, 1846; married Anna Martin, a native 
of Sweden ; children : i. Leonard lives in Kings- 
burg, Fresno county, California; ii. Sophia, 
lives in Los Angeles, California ; married Joseph 
Rocus; no children; iii. Gail; iv. Lizzie; both 
living in Kingsburg, California. 4. Melvin.born 
in Bradford, December 25, 1848, now deceased ; 
married Philena Whittaker, of Limestone, New 
York; children: Olive, Myrtle, Clementine and 
Edna. 5. Clementina, born in Bradford town- 
ship, Painsylvania, January 26, 1850; married, 
July 15, 1885, Herbert Eugene Allen, born in 
Napoli, Cattaraugus county. New York, De- 
cember 4, 1856; he is engaged in the real estate 
business in Bradford, Pennsylvania. 6. Mar- 
tha Jane, born in Bradford, September, 1852, 
died 1865. 7. Alice Eveline, born in P>radford, 
April 19, 1854, died January 16, 11JO5; mar- 
ried (first) Nelson H. Hastings, of Neceda, 
Wisconsin; child, Guy, born 1880, died March 
22,, 1909 ; she married ( second ) Jerome Hodges, 
of McKean county, Pennsylvania; now resides 
in Bradford ; no children. 8. Sydney W., born 
August 20, 1856, in Bradford; now an oil 
operator there; married Augusta Conklin, born 
October 28, 1854, of Damascus, Wayne county, 
Pennsylvania; children; Clarence Wheaton, 
born October 7. 1885; Boyd Absalom, .April 
18, 1888; Daphana, February 2, 1890; Ethel, 
March i, 1895. 9- Albert Jerome, born in 
Bradford, June i, i860, died February 15, 
1909 ; he was engaged in mercantile life, and a 
member of the Asbury Methodist Church, at 
Bradford. 10. Freemont, born in Bradford, 
November 12, 1862, died February 14, 1895; 
marrie-l, at Bradford, Susan Bigler, who now 
resides in Clarksburg, West Virginia ; children ; 
Evaline Amelia, born August 25, 1890; Albert 
Jerome, September 26, 1891 ; Madaline, De- 
cember 9, 1892; Pearl R., September 29, 1894, 
died April 13, 1896. 11. Lincoln, died in 
infancy. 12. Alildred, died in infancy. 

(Ill) Levi, son of Joseph Stevens Seaward, 
was born in .Almond, .Allegany county. New 
York, December 16, 1842. When he was but a 
few weeks old his parents moved to Tarport, 
McKean county, Pennsylvania, now a part of 
the city of Bradford. He was educated in the 
public schools, and when but nineteen years of 
age enlisted as a private in Company B, under 
Captain Leghorn Wooster, Thirteenth Regi- 



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ment Pennsylvania Reserves. He saw hard 
service with the continuously fighting Army of 
the Potomac, and participated in many of the 
historic battles of the civil war. He was 
engaged in the seven days' fight before Rich- 
mond, under General McClellan, and in the 
battles of the Wilderness, Chancellorsville, 
around Pittsburgh and at Weldon railroad. 
Upon the expiration of the first term of his 
enlistment he reenlisted February i, 1864, and 
was honorably discharged December 30, 1864. 
After returning from the war he cultivated his 
farm, and for a time was employed by the Erie 
Railroad Company in clearing its right of way 
through McKean county. He is a Republican, 
and served as tax collector one term, was a 
member of the election board for two years, 
and of the common council of the borough of 
Kendall. His farm at Tarport is that pur- 
chased by his father on coming to Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1843. He recently sold about one 
hundred acres of the old homestead farm 
reserving the mineral and oil rights. He now 
resides in the old home with about five acres 
of land, living practically a retired life. 

Levi Seaward married, December 12, 1867, 
Mary Jane Cole, born in Damascus, Wayne 
county, Pennsylvania, December 24, 1842, 
daughter of Moses Cole (see Cole HI). Chil- 
dren, all born in Tarport, Pennsylvania: i. 
Martha Zeruba, born September 20, 1869, died 
April 12, 1874. 2. George Algernon, born 
March 15, 1871 ; now a resident of Bradford, 
engaged in the oil business ; married Jane 
Rider, of North Baltimore, Ohio; children: 
Alton Leroy, born September i, 1892; Nina 
\'era. May 2, 1894; Earl Forrest, July 31, 
1896; Leland Kenneth, July 25, 1898; Garrett 
Donald, May 30, 1902 : Mildred Freda, No- 
vember 14, 1904; Chester Devon, May 25, 
1906; Wayne, November 15, 191 1. 3. Levina 
Amelia, born August 8, 1872, died November 
22, 1876. 4. Fred Terry, born March 2, 1874; 
now an employee of the Erie Railroad Com- 
pany, and resides in Buffalo, New York ; mar- 
ried Emma B. Grant, of Tarport, born Octo- 
ber 8, 1873 ; child, Gladys, born January 19, 
1904. 5. Joseph Redman, born November 15, 
1875, died February 22, 1877. 6. Alma Jean- 
nette, born September 3, 1877; married Arthur 
P. Blair, of Kendall, now a telegraph operator 
of Bradford, Pennsylvania; child, Robert 
Arthur, died May 31, 1908. 7. Beulah Elmira, 
born April 12. 1879: married Morris A. Cav- 
erly, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, now a press- 



man at Bradford: child, Dorothy Ruth, born 
November i, 1910. 8. Paul Levan, born De- 
cember I, 1884; now a bookkeeper in Brad- 
ford ; unmarried. 

(The Cole Line). 

Moses Cole, father of Mrs. Mary Jane 
(Cole) Seaward, was the son of John Cole, 
who died near Philadelphia, as did his wife 
Sally Ball. Through this marriage the Coles 
became heirs to the famous Ball property, on 
which a part of the city of Philadelphia now 
stands. Children, all deceased: i. Phoebe, mar- 
ried John Francisco, of Beaver Kill, Sullivan 
county. New York, where both died ; children : 
John and Lorenzo, both deceased. 2. Paulina, 
married Daniel Cook ; children : John Chester, 
Delinda and Hannan, all deceased, and Pru- 
dence, who lives in Sullivan county. New York. 
3. Barbara, married Moses Hendricks, and left 
a son, Moses (2). 4. Delinda, who married a 
Mr. Davis. 5. Sarah, married Henry Gardiner. 
6. Moses, of whom further. 7. William, who 
died lacking only four months of reaching the 
age of a century ; married Sarah Grippen ; chil- 
dren : John, Alonzo, Theron, Roswell, Miranda, 
Levanda, Polly, George, James and William. 

(H) Moses Cole, born at Bristol, Pennsyl- 
vania, 1793, died in Tarport, January 25, 1873, 
was a lumbennan and farmer. He married 
Susanna Evaline Price, born in eastern Penn- 
sylvania, in 1802, died at Tarport. March 5, 
1870, whose family came from England. Chil- 
dren, born in Damascus, Pennsylvania: i. John 
Ball, died at Whitney's Point, New York ; mar- 
ried Mary French, of Owego, New York ; chil- 
dren : Leslie, of Whitney's Point: Charles, of 
Shenango Forks, New York ; Willis, deceased. 
2. William, a lumberman ; resides at Farmers 
\'alley, Pennsylvania ; married Susan Andrews, 
of Owego, New York ; children : Charles, liv- 
ing in Michigan ; Daniel ; Elizabeth : Susan, de- 
ceased : Mary, deceased. 3. Lavinia, died at 
Owego, New York ; married William Lawrence, 
and left a son, Lester, who resides at Forestville, 
New York. 4. Hiram, died September 25, 1857, 
at Tarport : a lumberman and a veteran of the 
civil war, serving in Company B, One Hun- 
dred and Ninth Regiment New York Volunteer 
Infantry; his widow survives him at Turtle 
River, Minnesota, with a daughter Susan. 5. 
Moses, born 1835 ; now a carpenter and builder 
at Deposit, New York ; married Mary Busby, 
deceased: children: Minnie, Clinton, George, 
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further. 7. George Washington, born 1844; 
enhsted in Company K, Fifth Regiment New 
York Cavalry ; died September 24, 1864, of 
fever while serving in the army during the 
civil war; unmarried. 8. .Albert P., born 1845, 
died in Tarport, .\pril, 1902; married Phoebe 
Briggs, also deceased, without issue. 9. Sally, 
who died aged eight years. 

(Ill) Mary Jane, daughter of Moses Cole, 
born December 24, 1842, in Damascus, Wayne 
county, Pennsylvania ; married Levi Seaward 
(see Seaward III). 



Francis James with wife and two 

J.AMES servants, Thomas Sucklin and 
Richard Ba.xter, came from Hing- 
ham. England, in 1638, and settled in Hing- 
ham. Massachusetts, of which he became a 
proprietor and he was admitted a freeman, 
May ID, 1643. His house was burned in May, 
1647, <in'' li^ t''^d December 27 of the same 
year ; his widow. Elizabeth, was appointed ad- 
ministratrix and July 12, 1688, she admin- 
istered on the estate of her son Philip. Francis 
James owned land at Conihasset. 

Philip James, brother of Francis Jame-", was 
born in England and came thither with wife 
and four children and two servants, William 
Pitts and Edward Alitchell, from Hingham, 
England, to Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1638. 
He died soon afterward. His widow, Jane, 
married (second) Februarv, 1640, George Rus- 
sell. 

Francis, son of Philip James, named for his 
uncle, according to the weight of evidence, was 
probably born in England. He died in Hing- 
ham, Massachusetts, November 29, 1684, intes- 
tate. His widow Elizabeth was administratrix 
of his estate. He was a farmer at Hingham 
Center. Children, born at Hingham : Eliza- 
beth, died April 11, 1660; Sarah, born Febru- 
ary 27, 1661-62; Jane, November 6, 1664; 
Francis, January 25, 1666-67; Thomas, De- 
cember;?, 1669; Philip, died February 15, 1687- 
88; Samuel, born April 6, 1676. 

Francis James, a descendant several genera- 
tions later of Francis James (II). was born 
about 1760. The vital records of the town of 
Sherburn, now Nantucket, Island of Nantucket, 
show that he married, February 3. 1783, Eliza- 
beth Milton. She died about 1850, aged ninety- 
one years. In 1790, according to the first fed- 
eral census, he had two sons and a daughter 
under sixteen years. The census shows but 
two other families on Nantucket in 1790, .Abi- 



gail, whose family consisted of three females, 
and Hart whose family consisted of four 
females. Abigail was the widow of Robert 
Alsop James, whom she married at Sherburn, 
Nantucket, May 15, 1777. All three families 
were probably closely related. 

Edwin James, son or grandson of Francis 
James, was born on the Island of Nantucket, 
April ID, 1808, and there spent his life. He 
attended the public schools and learned the 
trade of ropemakcr, following it with industry 
and skill. In early life he was a Whig, later a 
Republican. He died at Nantucket, August 
14, 1868. He and his family were Methodists. 
He married (first) .August 30, 1826, Sarah G. 
Cash, born December 27, 1807, died December 
27, 1833. He married (second) at Nantucket, 
Sarah G. Sandbury. born at Nantucket, Sep- 
tember 13, i8i5,died March 21, 1902. Children 
by first wife : i. Edwin, born at Nantucket, Au- 
gust 30, 1827. died in infancy. 2. Edwin C, born 
at Nantucket, March 10, 1829, died in 1871 ; was 
a whaler and cooper by trade ; married Char- 
lotte R. James, a cousin, who died in Nan- 
tucket; children; Nellie, lives at Nantucket, 
unmarried, and Eveline, married John Smith, 
foreman of a lumber company at Nantucket. 
3. Roland B., born July 17, 1830, died in 
infancy. 4. Phoebe Ann, born May 5, 1832, 
died in infancy. 5. Sarah G., born December 
II. 1833, died in 1834. Children by second 
wife: 6. Walter Bunker, born September 2, 
1836, died at Nantucket, in 1905. 7. Ale.xander, 
August 5, 1838, died April 6, 1912; was a 
cooper in Fair Haven, Massachusetts ; married 
Nellie Haskill, of New Bedford, who died in 
1900. 8. Lydia C, born June 22, 1840; mar- 
ried Benjamin B. Long, of Nantucket, a painter 
by trade, who died in 1904, at Nantucket, 
where his widow lives with two children: 
Carrie J., born 1866, unmarried, and Anna T., 
born 1869, unmarried. 9. Henry F., born De- 
cember 5, 1841, died November 7, 191 1 ; mar- 
ried Susan Hunter, of Nantucket ; he was a 
whaler and afterward an oil producer at Frank- 
lin, Venango county, Pennsylvania, where he 
died ; his wiflow lives at Franklin, Pennsyl- 
vania ; their children: Bertha, born 1866. mar- 
ried Charles Hollister, of Franklin, Pennsyl- 
vania, an oil worker and storekeeper, and has 
a child. Henry James, born June i. T901 ; 
Frank, born 187 1, an oil producer, married 
Louise Holman. of Franklin. 10. Obed .Sands- 
bury, of whom further. 11. Isabelle L.. born 
May 23, 1845, fl'^fl in 1908; married ^^■illiam 



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H. Gibbs, of Nantucket, a seaman and mer- 
chant, who died in 1904; two children died 
young, and Alice, born 1862, married Charles 
Marks, of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, 
now a farmer on Nantucket, children : Alary, 
born 1888; Harold, 1893; Horace, 1896. 12. 
Sarah E., born April 11, 1847, died in 1892; 
married George Andrews, of Nantucket, a 
painter, now living at Chelsea, Massachusetts, 
and had two children : Charles Andrews, born 
1874, married and has children, lives in Boston, 
engaged in the automobile business, and Dwight 
Andrews, born 1876, a resident of Boston. 13. 
Andrew C, born November i, 1849, died De- 
cember 6, 1852. 14. Ferdinand, born October 
12, 1851, died December 19, 1852. 15. Clar- 
ence A., born November 28, 1853, died June 
17, 1865. 16. Horace A., born February 6, 
1856; unmarried; lives at Plainville, Connecti- 
cut, where he is in the dry goods business. 17. 
Carrie H., born May 28, 1857, died February 
26, 1865. 

Sarah G. Sandbury's father was James Sand- 
bury, who was born July 2, 1782, in Sweden, 
whence he came to Nantucket and settled, fol- 
lowing the occupation of whaler and mariner. 
He began in early youth to follow the sea as 
cabin boy for Captain West. He died at Nan- 
tucket, in i860. He married, October 18, 
1808, Anne Cleveland, born February 7, 1789, 
at Nantucket, died there about 1850. 

Obed Sandbury James, son of Edwin James, 
was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Sep- 
tember 18, 1843. He attended the public 
schools of his native place, and at the age of 
fourteen began to follow the sea in a whaling 
vessel, the "Mohawk," on which he remained 
for two and a half years. On account of the 
brutality of the mate, he ran away from the 
ship while it was in an Australian port and 
traveled several hundred miles on foot through 
wild and unfrequented portions of the country 
to reach Melbourne where he believed he would 
be able to get an opportunity to return home. 
After a month of hardship and suffering he 
joined the crew of the ship "Almira," at Mel- 
bourne, and made his way back to Nantucket. 
Mr. James' experiences at sea and particularly 
in Australia left a deep impression upon his 
mind and character. He has always been 
mindful of others and sought the good rather 
than the evil in their acts, his experiences 
teaching him that the good predominates in 
human nature and that the worth of a man is 
not to be measured by his misfortunes. He 



enlisted, August 10, 1861, in the United States 
naval service and was mustered out, three 
years later, August 15, 1864, having taken part 
in many engagements during the civil war. 
He was at the capture of New Orleans by Ad- 
miral Farragut on the ship ".\dolph Hugle," 
which was under heavy fire. He was for eleven 
days in the siege in front of Vicksburg. Mr. 
James was promoted to the rank of sailmaker's 
mate. He was afterward at Pensacola Bay 
and at Alexandria on guard duty until he was 
discharged. 

After the war Mr. James became an oil pro- 
ducer, following the development of different 
fields. In 1889 he located in Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, where he has since made his home, 
residing at 238 South avenue. In business he 
has been fortunate and successful. In the 
course of business he has had to travel much, 
making four trips to South America, where he 
spent nine years altogether, later making a trip 
to Italy in the interest of his company. He 
drilled the first oil well ever drilled in South 
America, in 1865, in northern Peru. Mr. James 
was a member of Franklin Lodge, No. 3, 
United Workmen, and was at one time a mem- 
ber of Chrozen Lodge, No. 505, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows, at Titusville. He is 
also a member of Bradford Post of the Grand 
Army of the Republic. He attends the United 
Brethren church. In politics he is an uncom- 
promising, stalwart Republican, but has never 
held any public office although taking a keen 
interest in all public affairs, never failing to 
vote either at a primary or regular election 
unless prevented by some unavoidable circum- 
stance. 

Mr. James married, November 10, 1868, 
Elizabeth C. Russell, born at Titusville, Penn- 
sylvania, February 24, i8so, daughter of John 
Russell. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Obed Sand- 
bury James: i. Horace Greeley, born Decem- 
ber 31, 1869, in Titusville, Pennsylvania: mar- 
ried Ruth \^aljean Murray, a native of Penn- 
sylvania, daughter of Alfred Murray, oil oper- 
ator : they live at Independence, Kansas, where 
Mr. James publishes and edits the Independ- 
ence Daily Reporter. 2. Wayland Victor, born 
near Titusville, November 30, 1871 ; he is a 
lawyer at Springfield, Massachusetts ; married 
Ida E. Flower, of Springfield, Massachusetts ; 
have one child, Elizabeth, born January 26, 
1901. 3. Ida M., born at Petrolia, Pennsyl- 
vania, June 25, 1873, died at Pleasantville, 
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triule M., born at Petrolia, December 24, 1874; 
married Charles Kiigene Putnam, born Febru- 
ary 15, 1873, in Bradford, Pennsylvania ; super- 
intendent of an electrical car heating factory in 
Detroit. IMichigan ; their children, born at Brad- 
ford: Pearl (Sertrudc, June 24, 1896; Margaret 
Delphine, February 15, 1898; Wayland Arthur, 
May 3, u)00; IK)race James, August 20, 1904. 
5. Edra Alabel, born at I'>anl<lin, Pennsylvania, 
May 20, 1882: unmarried; is assistant super- 
intendent of the Bradford Hospital. Mrs. 
James is a member of the Protected Home 
Circle of Bradford and of the Women's Chris- 
tian Temperance Union in which she has been 
superintendent of scientific temperance instruc- 
tion. She attends the United Brethren church. 

(The Russell Line). 

According to tradition the Russell family is 
descended from Sir John Russell, of England. 

(I) John Russell, the first of the line of 
whom we have information, was a native of 
Xew York state, from whence he removed to 
one of the western states. He married and 
had thirteen children, among whom were John, 
Benjamin and George. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Russell, 
was born near Elmira, Xew York, April 13, 
181 7, died May 6, 1896, at Sistersville, West 
Mrginia, from injuries received by being struck 
by a railroad train. He was a farmer, and in 
politics a Republican. He married (first) 
February 4, 1840, Content Woodward, who 
was born September 29, 1817, near Elmira, 
New York, and died March 8, 1842. He mar- 
ried (second) May 31, 1848, Harriet Alatilda 
Corbin. who was born October 14, 1830, and 
died April 17, 1902, and was a native of New 
York state, and a descendant of an old New 
England family. Child of John Russell by his 
first wife: i. Sarah, born 1841, died in Elmira. 
Children by second wife: 2. Elizabeth C, of 
whom further. 3. Francis Lafayette, born De- 
cember 9, 1851, died August 8, 1889: married 
Hannah Widell, of Buffalo, New York, where 
she now lives ; he was an engineer ; their chil- 
dren : Charles, died in infancy ; Hattie, lives in 
BuiTalo ; .Mma, lives in New York City : ]\Iyrtie, 
deceased; William, lives in Buffalo.' 4. Mar- 
shall Fidehon, born February 28, 1854, near 
Titusville; married Martha Blystone, of Kit- 
taning, Pennsylvania ; he is in the oil business 
and lives at Sandusky, Ohio; their children: 
Judson, born 1875 ; Willis, 1877 ; Bertha, 1882 ; 
-Arthur, 1886; Hubert, 1890; Lloyd, 1894. 5. 



Wallis B.. born February 24, 1856, died July 
8, 1856. 6. Eber E., born .April i, 1858; mar- 
ried Lizzie Oakes, of Lima, Ohio, and lives at 
.\da, Ohio, where he is in the confectionery 
business. 7. Clarence, born June 10, t86o, died 
in 1898; he was a rigger by trade; married 
(first) December 12, 1883, Kate M. Higgins, 
and had two children who died in infancy; 

married (second) Maude , a native of 

Indiana, where she now resides, and had two 
children: a son, born in 1900; Gladys, born 
1902. 8. Leister Gordon, born March 16, 1862; 
iTiarried, September 16, 1885, Mary E. Court- 
ney, of Pittsburgh; he is a confectioner at 
Norwalk, Ohio; their children: Merl, born 
1888; Myrtle, 1890; Twila, 1894; Dorothy, 
1902; Hazel. 9. Fanny Rosella, born Sep- 
tember 4, 1864; married, September 14, 1881, 
Tobias F. Miller, of Pleasantville, Pennsyl- 
vania, a painter, living at Franklin, Pennsyl- 
vania; their children: Fred, born 1884; Gil- 
bert, 1886: Edna, 1890; Francis, 1897. 10. 
Myrtle Edith, born January 24, 1867, died un- 
married in 1889, at Bolivar, Is^ew York. 11. 
Charles M., born December 25, 1872; a rigger 
by trade ; married and has a family. 



There were forty different .Miens 
ALLEN who emigrated at an early day to 

various parts of this country and 
founded separate lines, spelling the name vari- 
ously Allen, .Allyn, .Allin, .Allan, etc. They 
were found in every colony and usually were 
men of prominence, as were their descendants. 
The branch headed by William .Allen settled at 
Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He died in 1685, 
leaving wife Elizabeth, who died later in the 
same year, and four sons : William, John, 
Thomas and Matthew. .Another branch, head- 
ed by John .Allen, who died in October, 1708, 
settled at Newport, Rhode Island. He mar- 
ried, October 14, 1650, Elizabeth Bacon, ^nd 
left sons. John and Samuel. There is no 
authority for determining which of these an- 
cestors rightfully belongs to the Aliens of 
Bradford, Pennsylvania. Definite record can 
only begin with Paul and Polly (Case). Allen, 
married in Providence, Rhode Island. Mav 22, 
1774- 

(II) Henry, son of Paul and Polly (Case) 
Allen, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, 
January 4, 1784. He was a farmer, and served 
as a private in the second war with Great 
Britain, in 1812 and 1814. At the age of si.xty 
years he settled in the town of Xapoli, Catta- 



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raugus county, New York, remaining there 
until his death in 1874, aged ninety years. He 
is buried in the cemetery at Napoh, where his 
wife Nancy is also buried. Children : i. James, 
born near Providence, Rhode Island ; married 
and had children : i. Byron ; ii. Anna, married 
Milo Hall, lives in Randolph, New York, and 

has a son, Court ; iii. Lydia, married 

Bidwell. 2. Henry, died in Rhode Island. 3. 
Samuel, born 1810, died about 1890; was a sea 
captain commanding a vessel trading out of 

Providence; married (first) , (second) 

Minnie Cooney, of Randolph, New York; 
child by first wife: Samuel C, married Ida 
Champlin, and resides in Napoli, New York, 
children : Norman, Henry and Beulah ; children 
by second wife : Freeman and Amy. 4. Thomas 
Whitman, of whom further. 5. Louisa, died 
in Napoli, New York ; married Palmer P. 
Barber, also deceased; children: i. Samuel A., 
now living in Findlay, Ohio ; ii. Susan A. 
Fuller, deceased, 1900; iii. Dr. Daniel P., died 
in Salamanca, New York, 1909, without issue ; 

iv. Abbie, deceased ; married Matson, 

who survives her, a resident of Providence, 
Rhode Island ; has a daughter, Mrs. Clara 
Boardman, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. 
6. Amy, married Freeman Baker, and has chil- 
dren. 7. Daniel, deceased. 

(Ill) Thomas Whitman, son of Henry and 
Nancy Allen, was born in Providence, Rhode 
Island, August 23, 1820, died August 6, 1887, 
at Salamanca, New York. He was educated 
in the public schools of Providence, where his 
home was until reaching manhood's estate. In 
1852 he went to New York state, settling in 
the town of Napoli, Cattaraugus county, where 
he followed the trade of carpenter until his 
enlistment in Company C, New York Regiment 
of Heavy Artillery. He served during the last 
eleven months of the war, stationed at Nor- 
folk, Virginia. After the war he returned to 
Napoli, where he lived until 1882, moving in 
that year to the village of Salamanca, New 
York, where he died five years later. He was 
a Republican, and a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. He married (first) Lola C. 
Morse, born in Maine, 1830, died January, 
1867, in Napoli. She had three brothers : Seth 
Morse, living in Maine ; George Morse, died 
in California, 1876, unmarried, and Albert 
Morse, deceased. Thomas W. Allen married 
(second) Clara Morey. Children by first wife: 
I. Ella Madora, born October 8, 1852, died 
August 21, 1876; married Levi W. Ziegler ; 



now living in Salamanca, New York ; children : 

i. Lola, died 1907 ; ii. Jennie, married 

Gusse, resides in Schenectady, New York, and 
has children : Beatrice and Allen. 2. James 
Irwin, born 1854, died 1855. 3. Herbert Eu- 
gene, of whom further. 4. Frank W., born 
October 4, 1866; legally adopted by Rev. E. A. 
Wheat, is known as Frank W. Wheat; mar- 
ried Hill, and is now proprietor of a 

shoe store in Alliance, Ohio. 

(IV) Herbert Eugene, son of Thomas 
Whitman Allen, was born in Napoli, Catta- 
ragus county, New York, December 4, 1856. 
He spent his earlier years in Napoli, attend- 
ing the public school in winter, and working 
during the summer months at farming and in 
the cheese factory of Eben Sibley. Later he 
purchased this factory and operated it until 
1882, when he moved to Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, selling his factory in 1883 to its original 
owner, Mr. Sibley. In Bradford he engaged in 
the grocery business for several years, also in 
oil operations. He sold his grocery business and 
became senior partner of Allen & Hodges, 
establishing marble and granite works. In 
1902 he sold his interest and has since been 
actively engaged in the real estate business in 
Bradford. He is a Republican, and for ten 
years served as county assessor and for two 
terms as councilman of Bradford. He belongs 
to Bradford Lodge, No. 334, Free and Accept- 
ed Masons ; Order of the Eastern Star and the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 

He married, July 15, 1885, Clementina Sea- 
ward, born in Bradford township, McKean 
county, January 26, 1850, daughter of Joseph 
Stevens Seaward and Daphana Dorleski 
( Farr ) Seaward, daughter of Isaac and Pantha 
( Clark) Farr. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Farr : 

1. Asaal, died in East Bradford, Pennsylvania. 

2. George, died in East Bradford. 3. Lydia, 
deceased ; married John Hutchinson ; had a 

daughter, Olive, who married Collins. 

4. Lucretia, born at Bellows Falls, Vermont, 
October 11, 1810, died in East Bradford; mar- 
ried, July 12, 1828, John F. Melvin ; no chil- 
dren. 5. Olive Livonia, died in California; 

married Wheaton, deceased, son of 

Horace Wheaton, also deceased. 6. Briceus 
Pantha, born in New Hampshire, January 8, 
1818 ; married, at Tuna, Pennsylvania, William 
Rowell Fisher, born in Connecticut, February 
13, 1810, died May i, 1889; children, all born 
in Bradford: i. Orpha, born October 10, 1838, 
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of Lansing, Michigan, now of Mason, same 
state: ii. Mary C, born March 17, 1840, died 
September 18, 1901 ; married Moses P. Wool- 
ley, now of Buffalo, New York ; iii. Olive, born 
October 20, 1843; married, January 26, 1865, 
Robert Thompson Lain ; iv. Ida, died Decem- 
ber 3, 1874, unmarried ; v. Alice, born October 
7, 1852, now deceased; married Charles L. 
Ackley, and resides in Grand Rapids, Michi- 
gan : vi. Nellie, born April, 1857, died June, 
1873, unmarried; the remaining five children 
died in infancy. 7. Daphana Dorleski, married 
Joseph Stevens Seaward, mentioned above, 
and had a daughter, Clementina, who married 
Herbert Eugene Allen. 



The name of Hamblen is sup- 

H.\MLIX posed to be of German origin, 
perhaps derived from the town 
of Hamlin, in Lower Saxony, at the junction 
of the river Hamel with the Weiser. The 
name of Hemelin is still common in Erance, 
whence some have come to this country and to 
Quebec, where they have become numerous. 
In England the name was spelled Hamelyn, 
Hamlin, Hamelin, Hamlyn. etc., and in Amer- 
ica also spelled Hamlin. As the name is found 
in the Roll of Battle Abbey it was probably 
brought to England by a follower of William 
the Conqueror. Many Hamblen families bore 
arms. Representatives of the distinguished 
American family of this name participated in 
the war of the revolution and subsequent 
wars. It has produced a goodly number of 
able men, including clergymen, lawyers, physi- 
cians, statesmen and men of affairs. The most 
distinguished representative in official life of 
modern times was Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, 
vice-president of the United States during Lin- 
coln's administration, for a number of years 
member of the LTnited States senate from 
Maine, and afterward United States minister 
to Spain. 

(I) John Hamelyn, of Cornwall, was living 
in 1750. He married Amor, daughter of Rob- 
ert Knowle, of Sarun. 

CII) Giles Hamelin resided in Devonshire 
and married the daughter of Robert Ashay. 
He had two sons : Thomas and James. 

(Ill) James Hamlin, or Hamblen, was liv- 
ing in London, in 1623. He came to New 
England and settled in Barnstable, Alassachu- 
setts, where he was a proprietor. He was ad- 
mitted a freeman, March i, 1641-42, and was 
on the list of those able to bear arms in 1643. 



lie was a town officer, lie married .\nn 

. His will dated January 23, 1683, 

proved October 22, 1690, bequeathed to wife 
.Anne and children : Bartholomew, Hannah, 
John, Sarah, Eleazcr and Israel. The parish 
records of St. Lawrence, Reading, Berkshire, 
England, contain what are the baptisms of his 
children born in England, as follows : James, 
October 31, 1630, buried October 24, 1633; 
Sarah, September 6, 1632, died young; Mary, 
born July 27, 1634 ; James, of whom further. 
Children, born in Barnstable : Bartholomew, 
baptized April 24, 1642 ; John, baptized June 
30, 1644; an infant, buried December 2. 1646; 
Sarah, baptized November 7, 1647; Eleazer, 
baptized Alarch 17, 1649; Israel, baptized June 

25, 1652, died young; Israel, baptized Jime 25, 

1655. 

(I\ ) James (2) Hamlin, son of James (i) 
Hamlin, or Hamblen, was born in England and 
baptized April 10, 1636, at St. Lawrence, Read- 
ing, Berkshire. He came to New England with 
his mother and sisters prior to 1642, He was 
a farmer at Barnstable, and resided at first on 
his father's farm, later removing to West Barn- 
stable. He was a proprietor of Ealmouth, but 
did not live there any length of time. His 
name appears on a list of freemen. May 29, 
1670, and he was appointed as "inspector of 
ordinarys" for the town of Barnstable. He 
and his wife were members of the church in 
1683. He was deputy to the general court in 
1705. Late in life he removed to Tisbury 
where his will was dated September 13, 171 7, 
and where he died May 3, 1718. He married, in 
Barnstable, November 20, 1662, Mary Dunham, 
born 1642, died April 19, 1715, daughter of John 
and Abigail Dunham. Children, born in Barn- 
stable : Mary, July 24, 1664; Elizabeth, Febru- 
ary 14, 1665, or 1666; Eleazer, April 12, 1668; 
Experience, twin with Eleazer ; James, August 

26, 1669; Jonathan. March 6, 1670, or 1671 ; 
a son, March 28, died April 7, 1672 ; Ebenezer, 
of whom further; Elisha, born March 5, 1676, 
or 1677, died December 20, 1677 ; Hope, March 
13, 1679, or 1680: Job, January 15, 1681 ; John, 
Januarv 12, 1683; Benjamin, baptized March 
"16, 1684, or 1685 ; Elkanah, baptized March 16, 
i68s. 

(\') Deacon Ebenezer Hamlin, son of James 
(2) and Mary (Dunham) Hamlin, was born 
in Barnstable, Massachusetts, July 29, 1674, 
died in 1755. He was an active man in com- 
munity affairs, and occupied the old farm with 
his father at Coggin Pond. He removed to 



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Rochester, Massachusetts (now Wareham), 
was one of the original memlDers of the church 
there, and was appointed deacon in 1705. In 
1742 he became one of the early settlers of 
Sharon, Connecticut. By his will he left £24, 
old tenor bills, for the support of the gospel in 
the Congregational society at Hitchcocks Cor- 
ner. He married (first) Sarah Lewis, of Barn- 
stable, April 4, 1698. He married (second) 
Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Arnold, of Roches- 
ter, Massachusetts. Children of first wife: 
Ebenezer, born March 18, 1699: Mercy, Sep- 
tember 10, 1700, married Experience Johnson; 
Hopestill, born July 23, 1702, married (first) 
Jonathan Hunter, (second) John Pardee; Cor- 
nelius, born June 13, 1705, married Mary 
Mudge ; Thomas, of whom further ; Isaac, born 
January i, 1714, died 1805, married Mary 
Gibbs; Lewis, born January 31, 1718, married 
Experience Jenkins. 

(VI) Thomas, son of Deacon Ebenezer and 
Sarah (Lewis) Hamlin, was born in Barn- 
stable, May 6, 1710. The date of his removal 
from Barnstable is not known. He made sev- 
eral removals. The date of his death is uncer- 
tain. He married (first) December 10. 1734. 
at Agawam, Ruth Gibbs, (second) at .Albany, 
New York, Mary Crowell. Children : Jabez, 
born June 21, 1736, died February 15, 1841 ; 
Nathaniel, of whom further ; Zilpah, July 22, 
1 74 1, died in childhood ; Marcia, July 17, 1743 ; 
Ruth, July 3, 1745: Thomas, July 24, 1747; 
John, June 25, 1749, died young; Zilpah, born 
March 10, 1751 ; Asa, January 14, 1754, at 
Oblong, New York. Children by second wife: 
Jonah, born October 12, 1757, called James in 
one record; Lewis, July 31, 1759; Polly. 

(MI) Captain Nathaniel Hamlin, son of 
Thomas Hamlin, was born in .Agawam, Massa- 
chusetts, June 7, 1738, died near Sharon \'il- 
lage, Connecticut. He owned a large farm at 
Sharon Mountain, where he kept a store and 
inn for the entertainment of travelers. He 
was appointed ensign of Third Company in 
Sharon, October, 1771 ; lieutenant in May, 
1772. and first lieutenant, June, 1776. Asa, 
Cornelius and Thomas Hamlin were privates 
in the same company, which was commanded 
by Captain Edward Rogers and attached to 
Colonel Fisher Gays' Second Battalion in Gen- 
eral James \\'adsworth's Connecticut brigade 
of six battalions. This brigade was raised in 
1776 to reinforce General Washington in New 
Jersey, and fought at the battle of Long Island 
and was at White Plains in active service until 



December 25, 1776, when their time expired. 

He married (first) at Sharon, Connecticut, 
Lucy Foster, born 1740, died January 5, 1785. 
He married (second) 1786, Deborah, born 
May 15, 1763, daughter of Timothy and Deb- 
orah (Ryse) St. John. Children of first wife, 
born in Sharon: i. Mason, died in infancy. 2. 
Sylphia, born 1765 ; married, in Armenia, New 
York, January 14, 1788, John Hanchett, of 
New Haven, Connecticut. 3. Cynthia, born 
1768, died .August 26, 1859; married John 
Palmer, of Ashford. 4. Mason, died young. 
5. Lucy, born April, 1771, died January 30, 
1859; married, in Sharon, November 28, 
1792, Elihu Coleman, born in Hebron. Con- 
necticut, May 2^, 1762, died July 27, 1825, a 
farmer. Democrat and Methodist ; both died in 
Northampton ; children : Seymour, born De- 
cember 23, 1794: Asenath, March 3, 1797; 
Henry Robert, October 9, 1800; Hiram Ham- 
lin, twin of Henry Robert. 6. Nathaniel, born 
1773; a tanner and lawyer; twice married; no 
issue. 7. William, born 1775, died October 22, 
1778. 8. .\lanson F., born 1778, died October, 
1839; married (first) April 6, 1808, Mary 
Warner, (second) .Amanda Lyman, of Sharon, 
born March 2, 1798; he was a graduate of 
Yale, 1799. and a prominent lawyer of Bridge- 
port, Connecticut. 9. Dr. Asa L., of whom 
further. 10. Arallus, born 1782, died at New- 
ton, Connecticut, January 14, 1826; a teacher 
and cabinetmaker ; married (second) February 
13, 1816, Jerusha Botsford, born October 25, 
1790, died January 16, 1867 ; children of second 
wife: May, born November 11, 1817; Julia 
.Ann, April 9, 1820; Carolina, April 7, 1823; 
Frances, November 8, 1824. 11. Loren, born 
1784, died November 15, 1848; a farmer of 
Rupert, \'ermont, where he died ; married 
Lydia Baker, died September 3, 1851, aged 
sixty-three years ; children, all born in Rupert : 
Jeannette, February 15, 1804; Deborah; Fay- 
ette B., 1 812. Children of Captain Nathaniel 
Hamlin by his second wife: 12. Julia, born 
1787, died 1818. 13. Erastus, born March 23, 
1789. 14. Betsey, born 1791, died May 9, 
1800. 15. Richard, born June i, 1794. 16. 
Philo, born 1796. 

(VIII) Dr. Asa L. Hamlin, son of Captain 
Nathaniel Hamlin, was born in Sharon, Con- 
necticut, March 30, 1780, died at Smethport, 
Pennsylvania, September 8, 1835. He was 
reared on the farm, attended the local schools, 
securing a good education, and later became a 
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Fairfield, New York, alwut 1S14, to Salem, 
Pennsylvania, in 1816, and to Smetliport, 
Pennsylvania. 1833. He was a Federalist in 
politics and "reared under the puritanical 
regime of the Connecticut Presbyterians." 

Dr. Hamlin married, in Sharon, December 
26, 1802, Asenath Delano, born in Sharon, 
April 6, 1780, daughter of Stephen and Huldah 
(Doty) Delano. Children: i. Orlo James, of 
whom further. 2. Eliza Maria, born October 
31, 1806, in Sharon; married, in Salem. Penn- 
sylvania. December 16, 1827. James Madi.son 
Noble, born in Norwalk. Connecticut, Septem- 
ber 24. 1802, a merchant, lumberman, farmer 
and Methodist of Sterling, Pennsylvania, 
•where both died: he May 12. 1880, she March 
14. 1895: children, all born in Sterling: Orra 
Miranda, born September 24, 1828; Eliza 
Maria, April 2^. 1831 ; Thomas Mortimer. July 
6. 1832: Marian Asenath. September 18. 1835; 
Harriet Minetta. May 23. 1836, died February 
12, 1838; Harriet Minetta, born November 
24. 1838. died February 18. 1839; Adelaide 
Minerva, born September 6, 1840; Emmeline 
Marilla. July 15. 1843. 3. Edward W., born 
January 11. 1809. at Fairfield, New York, died 
young. 4. William Edward, born June 7, 181 1, 
in Fairfield. New York, died at Sterling. Penn- 
sylvania, January 7. 1888; a merchant and 
lumberman : postmaster at Sterling from 1849 
until his death : an Abolitionist, Republican and 
Methodist; married, in Sterling, October 18. 
1840. Deborah Ann Noble, born in Sterling, 
May 19. 1817, died there March 24. 1885. 
daughter of David and Sarah Noble ; children, 
all born in Sterling: Harriet, born November 
19. 1842; Ona Jeannette. April 12. 1849: 
Byron Eugene, October 9, 1852. 5. Asenath 
Jeannette, born in Salem, Pennsylvania, Au- 
gust 2J. 1817, died at Geneva, New York, Octo- 
ber 20, 1843; married, in Smetliport, Pennsyl- 
vania, September 10. 1840. Rev. Moses Crow, 
a graduate of Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, 
class of 1840, professor in the same college, 
1841-42. when he resigned to enter the min- 
istry; he joined the Genesee conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal church in 1843, was ap- 
pointed presiding elder in 1835. and later was 
principal of the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, 
at Lima. New York, died at Geneva, in 1862; 
no issue. 6. Asa Darwin, born in Salem. Penn- 
sylvania. February 16. 1820. died at Smeth- 
port, February 2, 1880; a surveyor and civil 
engineer: he married. September 3, 1846, 
\"\o\a. Chapin, born in Chenango county, New 



York, March 13, 1825, died at Smethport, 
February 22, 1891 ; cliiUlren, all born at Smeth- 
port: Henry Horton, born December 19, 1847; 
Ellen Marian, born February 25, 1849 ; Linda 
J., March 7, 1850; Flora Asenath, October 22, 
1852; Eliza Maria, born February 23, 1857; 
Nellie O., January 13, i860; Caroline E., 
F'ebruary 3, 1862. 7. Byron Delano, born in 
Sheshequin, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1824 ; moved 
with his parents to Smethport, in 1833 ; elected 
treasurer of McKean county, in 1850; state 
senator, 1852; presiding officer of the same in 
1854; a Democrat; married, November 17, 
1846, Harriet Holmes, born in Chenango 
county, New York, January i, 1826, daughter 
of John and Nancy (Richmond) Holmes; 
children, all born in Smethport : Delano Rich- 
mond, born .August 10, 1847: Jeannette, Sep- 
tember 18, 1852; May Holmes, born Septem- 
ber 29. 1856. 

(IX) Orlo James, son of Dr. .\sa L. Ham- 
lin, was born in Sharon, Connecticut, Decem- 
ber 2, 1803, died at Smethport, Pennsylvania, 
February 13, 1880. He was educated in such 
schools as that early day providetl in Wayne 
and Bradford counties, Pennsylvania, and 
seems to have so well improved his opportun- 
ities that in 1824 he was appointed teacher of 
the pioneer school at Towanda, Bradford 
county. While holding that position he read 
law in the office of Simon Kinney, and two 
years later was admitted to the bar. In 1826 
he was admitted with John W. Howe, ex gratia 
member of the McKean county bar. He at 
once began practice. locating in Smethport, and 
rose to the highest distinction in his profession 
and in public esteem. He began his political 
life in 1828. when he took a leading part in the 
campaign. He was elected to the state legis- 
lature and made his first great speech in sup- 
port of a state road through McKean county. 
In July. 1836, he was admitted to practice in 
the supreme court of the state, and in 1837 
practiced before the United States district 
court at Williamsport. Pennsylvania. 

He was active in public and professional life 
and writing in 1832 says he has filled the offices 
of "township collector, deputy postmaster, 
deputy prothonotary, recorder and register, 
treasurer of the township road funds for two 
years, postmaster three years, deputy United 
States marshal to take the census of 1830, 
deputy attorney-general for McKean and Pot- 
ter counties and in 1832 member of the legis- 
lature." He makes the further statement: 



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"Complaint has never reached my ear of mis- 
management in any of the offices and I could 
have held them much longer had I chosen to 
do so. I have learned to consider office rather 
as a matter of accident and peculiar fortune 
than the result of talent and management and 
I have observed that those who seem most 
desirous of office are least fortunate in obtain- 
ing it — consistency in politics should never be 
lost sight of." After resigning his seat in 
the constitutional convention in 1837 (which 
framed the constitution of the state of Penn- 
sylvania) he partially recovered his health, 
sadly broken by his labors in the convention. 
He practiced with great success up to 1851, 
but for over twenty years prior to his death 
never appeared in court, his last public case 
being in 1849, when he aided the district attor- 
ney in the prosecution of Uzza Robbins on 
trial for murder, of which he was convicted. 
Though physically weak he was possessed of 
rare mental power ; an analyst by nature, he 
was logical in all things and each proposition 
submitted for his opinion was subjected to this 
process of logical dissection, so when the con- 
clusion was reached it was an eminently just 
and proper one. 

During the last twenty years of his life, while 
barred from professional labor, he took up the 
study of French, German, astronomy, geology 
and zoology, using in his studies the physical 
assistance of members of his family. In his 
early life Mr. Hamlin was skeptical in regard 
to the immortality of his soul, but in 1845 he 
became a member of the Presbyterian church 
of Smethport and was baptized. His faith 
grew stronger as the years ripened and he died 
in full confidence of a blessed immortality. He 
was deeply mourned, his death calling forth 
most fitting eulogy from his brethren of the 
profession, the press and private friends. He 
was a resident of McKean county over half a 
century, and as pioneer lawyer, public official 
or friend always measured up to the full 
stature of manhood. 

He married, in Norwich township, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1828, Orra 
Lucinda Cogswell, born in Griswold, Connecti- 
cut, September 10, 1804, died in Smethport, 
April 17, 1880, daughter of John and Dolly 
Cogswell, of Griswold, Connecticut. Children 
of Orlo James Hamlin, all born in Smethport: 
I. Harriet, born January 3, 1829. 2. Henry, 
of whom further. 3. John Cogswell, born 
March 4, 1836, died October 25, 1912; was a 



merchant; married, October 15, 1857, Char- 
lotte M., daughter of Dr. William Y. and Char- 
lotte A. (Darling) McCoy; children, born in 
Smethport : William Orlo, born March 2, 1859 ; 
Charlotte Aline, December i, i860; Mary Eu- 
genia, October 10, 1863. 4. Pauline E., born 
September 13, 1838; married, January 20, 
1858, Robert King, born in Guilford, England, 
September 30, 1830, educated in Birmingham, 
England, came to the United States in 1850, a 
surveyor and draughtsman, Democrat and a 
member of the Episcopal church, although his 
parents in England were members of the 
Society of Friends ; children born in Smeth- 
port : Mary Luella, a music teacher: Rowena 
Jeannette, born January 8, 1862, died in Roches- 
ter, New York ; Eulalia Maria, born November 
28, 1864; Orlo William, born April 3, 1868, 
died September, 1869 : Orra Hamlin, October 

3. 1875- 

(X) Henry, son of Orlo James Hamlin, 
was born in Smethport, Pennsylvania, April 9, 
1830. He inherited his father's love for books 
and research, and after his preparatory edu- 
cation was obtained began the study of law. 
Finding his health demanded a less sedentary 
occupation he engaged as clerk in the mercan- 
tile establishment of O. J. and B. D. Hamlin. 
At the age of nineteen years he was admitted 
a partner, continuing most successfully until 
1878, when he sold out his interest in the busi- 
ness to Mr. Hoskell. His later business life 
has been spent in oil, timber and banking ven- 
tures and have brought him large returns. His 
holding of timber lands in Pennsylvania and 
other states was very large, while his oil, bank- 
ing and commercial ventures have been man- 
aged with a wisdom most wonderful. His 
faculty for acquiring a complete knowledge of 
the most intricate detail of every enterprise 
submitted to him has been the great secret of 
his success, rarely making a mistake or suflfer- 
ing a loss in his investments. He established 
in 1863 the banking house of Henry Hamlin, 
in Smethport, which became one of the solid 
financial institutions of western Pennsylvania. 
He was one of the original organizers of the 
Smethport Water Works Company, and has 
been concerned in the founding of every public 
enterprise of merit in his borough. He is an 
ex-president of the First National Bank of 
Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, and senior mem- 
ber of the banking house of Henry Hamlin & 
Sons, established 1863, now the Hamlin Bank 
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.Mr. Hamlin is also director of the Couders- 
port and Port Allegany Railroad Company- 
trustee of the Fidelity Trust & Guaranty Com- 
pany of Buffalo, New York ; president of the 
Buckeye Gas Company of Cincinnati, Ohio; 
director in the Logan, Newark and other gas 
companies of Ohio ; director of the Fulton & 
Phoenix Gas Companies in New York state; 
director of the Conklin Wagon Company of 
Olean, New York ; trustee of the Minona Min- 
ing Company of Colorado ; president of the 
Smethport Water Company and director in the 
Great Southern Lumber Company of Bogolusa, 
Louisiana. Besides the erection of a hand- 
some bank building and a fine residence, Air. 
Hamlin has further beautified Smethport by 
the erection and endowment of St. Luke's 
Episcopal Church, of which he and his family 
are communicants and he senior warden. This 
is but one of his many benevolences to religious 
and charitable societies and well illustrates his 
generous Christian character. He was a Dem- 
ocrat originally, but dissented with his party on 
the question of human slavery and supported 
the candidacy of Abraham Lincoln. In 1881 
he was elected associate judge of McKean 
county, holding that office until the abolish- 
ment of same by McKean county becoming a 
separate judicial district. 

He married, in Smethport, August 14, 1854, 
Hannah L., born February 18, 1834, daughter 
of Dr. William Y. and Charlotte A. (Darling) 
McCoy. Children, all born in Smethport: i. 
Laena Darling, born June 7, 1856; married, 
September 5, 1877, Robert Hutchinson Rose, 
born in ^Montrose. Pennsylvania, in 1848, son 
of Edw-ard \\'allace and Marian (Simpson) 
Rose ; he is a lawyer of Smethport, state sen- 
ator, a thirty-second degree Mason, a Repub- 
lican and a member of the Episcopal church; 
Mrs. Rose is a member of St. Luke's Epis- 
copal Church, the Monday Afternoon Club, 
the Civic Club, King's Daughters, and deeply 
interested in church and charitable work ; chil- 
dren : Robert Craig, born August 10, 1880; 
Marion, born June 6, 1885, died August 17, 
1897. 2. Emma Marion, born December 26, 
1857; married, October 26, 1885, Rev. John 
Hcber McCandless. 3. Eugenia May, born De- 
cember 2, 1865; married, January 21, 1891, 
Howard E. Merrell, born in Geneva, New 
York, June 14, 1862, son of Dr. Andrew and 
Anna (Cannon) Merrell; he is a graduate of 
Hobart College, A. B., class of 1883, and mem- 
ber of Magna lum Sande and Phi Beta Kappa 



societies; he is a leading nurseryman of 
Geneva ; no issue. 4. Orlo J., of whom further. 

(XI) Orlo J., only son of Henry Hamlin, 
was born in Smethport, Peimsylvania, June 
23, 1873. He obtained his early education in 
the public schools, prepared for college at St. 
Paul's Academy, Concord, New Hamp.shire, 
entered Hobart College, whence he was gradu- 
ated, class of 1894. He then took a course in 
business college and at once began an active 
business life. He was junior member of the 
banking house of Henry Hamlin & Son, now 
the Hamlin Bank & Trust Company, of which 
he has been vice-president since the consolida- 
tion with other institutions. He is president 
of the Buhl Oil and Gas Company, with offices 
in Bradford, Pennsylvania ; president of the 
United States Electric Company of New York 
City ; vice-president of the Haines Flint Bottle 
Company, Smethport: director of the Alle- 
gany Window Glass Company of Port Alle- 
gany ; director of the Empire Window Glass 
Company of Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania; ex- 
president of the Clarence Stone & Lime Com- 
pany of Clarence, New York, and ex-director 
of the Smethport Glass Company. He is an 
energetic man of business and fully lives up 
to the high standard set by his forbears in the 
generations since the Ilamlins came to Smeth- 
port. His college fraternity is Kappa Alpha, 
Hobart: his clubs, the Country and Bradford 
of Bradford, Central of Smethport, Kanad- 
dasaga of Geneva, New York, and the Repub- 
lican of New York City. He is a member of 
the Masonic order, belonging to McKean 
Lodge, No. 388, Free and .\ccepted Alasons ; 
Bradford Chapter, No. 260, Royal Arch Ma- 
sons : Trinity Commandery, No. 58, Knights 
Templar : Coudersport Consistory, thirty-sec- 
ond degree, Ancient .'\ccepted Scottish Rite, 
and Zem Zem Temple, Nobles of the Mystic 
Shrine, of Erie, Pennsylvania. He is also a 
member of Bradford Lodge, Benevolent and 
Protective Order of Elks. In politics he is a 
Republican, and is a member of St. Luke's 
Episcopal Church, being vestryman of same. 

He married. January 4, 1899, Mirabel De- 
pew Folger, born in Geneva, New York, Sep- 
tember 23, 1877, daughter of Charles Worth 
Folger, born in Geneva, 1848, died there Janu- 
ary II, 1886, a retired nurseryman. Mr. Fol- 
ger married Vashti Susie Depew. born in 
Peekskill, New York, November 9, 1852, died 
in Geneva, January 23. 191 1. a distant relative 
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Worth Folger was the son of Charles James 
Folger, secretary of the treasury under Presi- 
dent Garfield, and a judge of the New York 
supreme court and candidate for governor of 
New York state. He married Susan Rebecca 
Worth, who died in Geneva. Children of Judge 
Folger : i. Jane Gaitskill, died at Saranac Lake, 
New York; unmarried. 2. Charles Worth, of 
previous mention. 3. Susan Worth, married 

Ouden, an electrician, now residing in 

Schenectady, New York ; children : Charles 
Folger, Constance and Jane, all living at home. 
Vashti Susie Depew, wife of Charles Worth 
Folger, was the daughter of George Washing- 
ton Depew, who died in Peekskill, and Vashti 
(Cole) Depew, died 1854. Children of George 
Washington Depew: i. George, died in Peeks- 
kill, where his widow Julia now resides ; no 
issue. 2. Anne, died in Paterson, New Jersey ; 
married Henry Wooster, who survives her; 
children : Eugene ; Susie, married J. Conklin ; 
all residing in Paterson. 3. Vashti Susie, of 
previous mention, wife of Charles Worth Fol- 
ger. Children of Orlo Jay and Mirabel De- 
pew (Folger) Hamlin, all born in Smethport: 
Mirabel McCoy, September 6, 1901 ; Hannah 
McCoy, January 10, 1905 ; Susan Depew, Janu- 
ary 29, 191 1. 

The Fullers of Rrad- 
FULLER-CHESNEY ford descend from 

the early Massachu- 
setts family through the New York branch. 

(I) Chase Fuller was born 1796, died at 
Limestone, New York, 1879. He came to Lime- 
stone in early life, later moved to Humphrey, 
New York, thence to Virginia, later returning 
to Limestone. He was always a farmer ; super- 
visor at Humphrey for a number of years and 
justice of the peace. He married Nancy Ken- 
yon, born in \'ermont, January 12. 1801, died 
at Limestone, December 25, 1887. Both were 
members of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Children: i. Philetas, born in Erie county. 
New York, deceased : he was an oil producer 
in business, and in public life county commis- 
sioner and associate judge, also a veteran of 
the civil war, serving in a Pennsylvania regi- 
ment ; he married (first) a widow, Cornelia 
Farrer, (second) Elizabeth Drake, (third) 
Anna Morris, who survives him without issue 
at Smethport, McKean county. Pennsylvania ; 
children of first wife: Ophelia, Emily, Tru- 
man, deceased ; children of second wife : Roy 
D., Bernice, deceased, and Mvrtle, deceased. 



2. Lafayette, born in Erie county, New York, 
March, 1825, died December 7, 191 1 ; he was 
a farmer at Minard Run, wdiere he died; he 
married Olivia Kellogg, who survives him ; 
children : George, Arvilla, Lavella, Irene, 
Jennie, deceased ; William, deceased ; Lenora, 
and Rupert. 3. Manly, born in Erie county. 
New York, died at Rochester, Minnesota, 
1876; was a farmer and a member of the 
Minnesota legislature; married Jane Bisby, of 
Ellicottville, New York, died 1908; children: 
Milton, W'ellington and Mary. 4. Dolly A., 
born in Erie county. New York, May, 1830, 
died June, 1906; married Marcus McMillan, 
deceased, a carpenter and builder of Olean, 
New York, where he died ; children : Adelbert, 
Mabel, Lelia and Arthur. 5. Romanzo, born 
in Erie county. New York, May, 1835, died 
May, 1904: was a carpenter; married Harriet 
Leonard, of Limestone, New York; children: 
Herbert, Angelia, Jerome and Samuel. 6. Eliz- 
abeth, born November 3, 1837; married Sam- 
uel Huntington, whom she survives, a resident 
of Custer City, Pennsylvania; he enlisted in a 
New York regiment, was captured and con- 
fined in the Andersonville prison pen ; although 
he survived the horrors of that infamous place, 
his health was so broken that he died soon 
after being liberated; children: Adelle, born at 
Gilmore, Pennsylvania, December, 1854, mar- 
ried Martin McKay: Milford, born 1856, now 
living near Sawyer City, Pennsylvania, mar- 
ried Martha Etheridge: Ruby, born 1858, died 
February, 1903, married George Woodward, 
a bridge buikler, wdio survives her. 7. Velonia, 
born March, 1839 ; married Samuel Leonard, 
of Limestone. New York, a carpenter and 
builder, who died May, 1907 ; she survives, a 
resident of Limestone ; children : Grace, Ralph, 
Roy, Maud, Gertrude, deceased ; Belle, and 
Jennie. 8. Zoroaster Chase, of whom further. 
9. Olivia, born in Erie county. New York, May 
6, 1844: married Almanzo Jones, of Allegany 
county. New York, a railroad man, died in 
Minnesota, whom she survives ; children : Mil- 
lard, Lois, Arthur, deceased; Frank; this fam- 
ily resides in Oklahoma. 10. Millard, born 
February, 1850. died 1864. 

(H) Zoroaster Chase, son of Chase Fuller, 
was born in Freedom, New York, September 
21, 1842. When he was but a child his parents 
moved to Limestone, New York, where he was 
educated in the public schools. When he was 
si.xteen years of age he began working in the 
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York, where he remained until 1869. He then 
went to Virginia setthng on a farm at Caro- 
line, near Richmond, continuing until 1873. 
He returned north and in December, 1878, 
located at Degolia, AlcKean county, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he followed agriculture the re- 
mainder of his life. He died at Custer City 
(near Degolia), April 14, 1910. He was a 
Democrat until his later years, when he became 
a Republican. He held the office of constable 
in Humphrey and was assessor of Bradford 
township. He enlisted in the Sixty-fifth Regi- 
ment New York \'olunteers in the spring of 
1865, serving until the close of the war. He 
married, October 8, 1867, Sila G. Wickes, born 
in Franklinville, New York, January 27, 1850, 
who survives him, a resident of Custer City, a 
member of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
She is a daughter of Charles D. Wickes, born 
in Delaware county. New York, July 15, 1817, 
died in Ellwood, Illinois, November, 1896, a 
farmer, and in later years proprietor of a meat 
market. He married Emeline, daughter of 

and Betsey (Daniels) Gleason, who 

had six other children : Nelson ; Lavina, mar- 
ried Ariel Howard ; William, married Caro- 
line Blanchard ; Franklin, married Celina ; 

Eliza, married John Simonson ; Sarah, married 

Alleson ; all are deceased. Children of 

Zoroaster Chase Fuller: i. Millard C, born at 
Humphrey, New York, October 20, 1868: now 
in the oil business at Jamestown, Pennsylvania ; 
he married Lottie Pratt, born 1858, died July 
8, 191 1 ; no issue. 2. Allie Lorena, born at 
Bowling Green, Caroline county, Virginia, 
May 29, 1870; married Carlton W. Cloud, 
born January 18, 1872, now a merchant of 
Custer City, Pennsylvania ; child, Frederick 
Ellsworth, born January 31, 1898. 3. Hattie 
Emeline, of whom further. 4. Mary E., born 
in Elwood, Mill county, Illinois, May 23, 1875 ; 
married Mertin F. Howard, born January 29, 
1873, in Erie county, Pennsylvania, engaged 
in the oil business at Custer City ; child, Maxine 
F.. born July 6, 1899'. 

(Ill) Hattie Emeline, daughter of Zoroaster 
Chase Fuller, was born in Allegany, Catta- 
raugus county. New York, September 21, 
1872. She was a child of two years when her 
parents moved to Elwood, Illinois, and of six 
years when they returned to the vicinity of 
Bradford, at what was then Degolia, now 
Custer City. There she was educated in the 
public schools, finishing her studies in 1889. 
She then quaUfied as an instructor and taught 



in the schools of Allen and llazellon, Penn- 
sylvania, until a short time previous to her 
marriage. She married, June 15, 1892, Hance 
Cooper Chesney, son of John Chesney, born in 
Ireland, 1813, came to the United States in 
1822, lived at New Castle, Pennsylvania, where 
he followed his trade of blacksmith, later pur- 
chasing a farm on which he resided until his 
death in 1903. He married Catherine Stoner, 
born in \'ermont, 1812, died 1901 ; eight chil- 
dren : I. James, born in New Castle, Pennsyl- 
vania; now an oil producer. 2. Jane, married 
Alexander Pattison, and resides at Slippery 
Rock, Pamsylvania ; children : William, Kittie, 
Elizabeth, John and David. 3. William, an oil 
producer of Butler county, Pennsylvania ; mar- 
ried Eunice Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and 
May Grimm, of Columbiana county, Ohio; 
children : Margaret, Kittie, May, David and 
William. 4. Robert, an oil producer of Alle- 
gheny county, Pennsylvania ; married Belle 
Patterson, deceased ; children : Harry, Frank 
and j\Iabel. 5. Jemima, married James Kildoo, 
deceased ; children : Elizabeth, Isabella and 
Robert ; James Kildoo was of Scotch descent, 
owned a large farm at Portersville, Butler 
county, Pennsylvania, on which his widow now 
resides. 6. Hance Cooper, of whom further. 
7. Belle, married Smith Patterson, a prosper- 
ous farmer of Grove City, Mercer county, 
J'ennsylvania ; children: Ethel DeWitt and 
Emerson. 8. Martha, died aged eighteen years. 
Hance Cooper, sixth child and fourth son of 
John Chesney, was born in Philadelphia, Penn- 
sylvania, November 24, 1862. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Lawrence county, 
and at Rose Point Academy in the same county. 
He then began the study of medicine under 
Dr. J. AI. Balph, of Rose Point, later entered 
Columbus (Ohio) Medical College, whence he 
was graduated M. D., class of 1883. He began 
practice at North Liberty, Mercer county, then 
for one year (1885) was located at Irvington, 
Warren county, making permanent location at 
Custer City, Pennsylvania, in 1886. He was 
an exceedingly skillful and popular physician, 
his services being so constantly in demand that 
he broke down under the crushing weight of 
his practice and died March 2, 1907. At the 
time of his death he was an active member in 
the McKean County Medical Society, and was 
also justice of the peace for Bradford town- 
ship. McKean county. Pennsylvania, which 
office he held for a number of years. He was 
a Republican. He was a member of the Ma- 



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sonic order, belonging to lodge, chapter, com- 
mandery of Knights Templar and Ismailia 
Shrine of Buffalo. He also held membership 
in the Knights of the Maccabees and the Meth- 
odist Episcopal church. j\lrs. H. C. Chesney. 
who survives her husband and resides in Custer 
City, is a member of the Order of the Eastern 
Star and of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
She has no children, but has an adopted daugh- 
ter, Nellie Arvilla Chesney. 



This name is derived from the 
ABBOTT Hebrew ab, "father," through 

the Syriac. It had its origin in 
the monasteries of Syria, whence it spread 
through the east and soon became accepted 
generally in all languages as the designation of 
the head of a monastery. At first it was used 
as a respectful title for any monk, but was soon 
restricted to the superior. The name is spelled 
in a multitude of ways, but this branch uses 
the two "t's" as did their American ancestor. 
The most distinguished member of the English 
family was George Abbot, born 1562, died 
1633, archbishop of Canterbury, a strong manly 
character who wielded a powerful influence 
over the English king, James. 

(I) Captain Thomas Abbott was born in 
England about 1632, died in Andover, May 15, 
1695. In 1642 he was an inmate of the family 
of George Abbott, of Rowley, Massachusetts, 
supposed to have been a near relative. He 
hved in Rowley until 1659, then went to Con- 
cord for a time, settling in Andover, Massa- 
chusetts, where he was married. He was a 
farmer in Andover, where with others he own- 
ed a mill privilege. He took the oath of 
allegiance to the king February 11, 1678, and 
was styled captain, probably a militia title. 
He married, December 16, 1664, Sarah Stew- 
art, who died in February, 1715, aged sixty- 
nine years. Children: Joseph, born 1666, died 
young; Thomas, 1668; Sarah, 1671 ; Joseph 
(2), 1674; Dorothy, died young: Nathaniel, 
1678: John, of whom further: Dorothy (2); 
Marv, 1686: Ebenezer, 1689. 

(II) John, son of Captain Thomas Abbott, 
was born in Andover, Massachusetts, Septem- 
ber 23. 1681. He was a weaver and farmer. 
He married, April 11, 1710, Hannah Chibb, 
who died May 23, 1733. He married (second) 
October 29, 1734. Hepzibah Frye. Both he 
and his second wife were living in Andover, 
in 1763. Children: Hannah, born about 171 1 : 
Sarah, died young: ]\Iary, died young: John 



(2), of whom further; Sarah, born August 5, 
1722, married Timothy Noyes ; Mary, born 
November \2, 1727, married Samuel Griffin. 

(III) John (2), son of John (i) Abbott, 
was born in Andover, Massachusetts, Febru- 
ary, 1718, died in Andover, Maine, in 1803. 
He was a farmer of Andover nearly all his life. 
He married, in Massachusetts, June 17, 1746, 
Hannah Farnum. Children : Jonathan, born 
April 12, 1747; Philip, of whom further; Han- 
nali, married John Johnson ; Susannah, mar- 
ried Daniel Stevens ; Betsey, married Peter 
Carlton; John, born January 24, 1769, married 
Ruth Love joy. 

(IV) Phihp, son of John (2) Abbott, was 
born in Andover, Massachusetts, October 4, 
1749, died May 4, 1840, aged ninety years, in 
East Andover, Alaine. He was a cooper and 
farmer, and moved to East Andover, Maine, 
about 1800, where he dealt quite extensively in 
land. He married, November 20, 1771, Eliza- 
beth Frye, who died September 11, 1834, aged 
eighty-four years. Children : Olive, born June 
I, 1772, died 1809; Holton, born June 20, 
1774; Isaac, born 1776; Philip (2), of whom 
further; Timothy, born February, 1781, mar- 
ried Susan Pillsbury ; Nathaniel F., born 1783; 
Samuel, born 1785; Betsey, 1787; Lydia, 1789. 

(V) Philip (2), son of Philip (i) Abbott, 
was born in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1778. 
He settled in Yates county. New York, where 

his children were born. He married 

Harris. Among his children was a son, Philip 
Harris, of whom further. 

(\T) Philip Harris, son of Philip (2) Ab- 
bott, was born in Yates county. New York, in 
1 816. He moved to Steuben county. New 
York, where he followed lumbering; later was 
in McKean county, Pennsylvania, settling in 
Bradford, in 1848. He was associated there 
with the Bennett Lumber Company, and later 
with Daniel Kingsbury, a large landowner and 
promoter of early Bradford enterprises. He 
married, in Yates county. New York, in 1836, 
Eliza, daughter of Abraham Covert. Children 
who grew to maturity: i. Philip, died unmar- 
ried. 2. Alzina, married Charles Fish. 3. 
James Polk, of whom further. 4. George, 
married Silence Cramner. 5. Calvin V., born 
in Steuben county, July 9, 1850. died October 
23, 1Q12; came to McKean county, in 1857, 
with his parents : owned a farm on Bennett 
brook road, Bradford ; supplied building stone 
to contractors ; married Lizzie Mulligan : chil- 
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Abraham, Thomas, Calvin (J), Harry, Fred, 
iMrs. A. A. Tibbitts, Mrs. J. W Wilcox, Mrs. 
Henry Colley, Ciracc, Kittie and Estella, all 
of Bradford. 6. Jane, now living at No. 24 
Iknnett brook road, Bradford; married Wil- 
liam Wilson, deceased. The others are all de- 
ceased. 

(\'II) James Polk, son of Philip Harris 
Abbott, was born at Ithaca, New York, August 
25. 1844, <^lipd in Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 
II, 1891. He was four years of age when his 
parents moved to Bradford, where he was 
educated in the public schools. He learned the 
shoemaker's trade, which he followed until 
1874, and then became proprietor of the St. 
Nicholas Hotel, one of the best hotels in the 
city. This was built on the site of the present 
public square. In 1876 he opened the Bennett 
Brook Hotel and successfully managed it until 
his death. He was also interested in real 
estate and oil production. He was a Repub- 
lican in politics, and a member of the United 
Brethren church. 

He married, in 1872, Sarah Jane Wagoner, 
born in Albion, New York, April 3, 1856, 
daughter of William Henry and Harriet Newell 
(Piett) \\'agoner. Sarah Jane (Wagoner) 
Abbott survives her husband, and married 
(second) Byron AI. Smith, born in Wayne 
county. New York. Children of James Polk 
Abbott: I. Loyal, died in infancy. 2. James 
Emoroy. of whom further. 3. William Ed- 
ward, born in Bradford, August 25, 1876; 
married, September 18, i9o5, Cecil \'ictoria 
Landrigan, whose father was a soldier of the 
civil war in Colonel Kane's Bucktail Regiment. 
Mr. Lan h-igan was responsible for the regi- 
ment's bearing that singular title. W'hile pass- 
ing a market he cut the tail from a deer hang- 
ing there and stuck it in his cap. Colonel Kane 
at once noticed the circumstances, and then 
and there named them the Bucktail Regiment. 
4. Albert Polk, born in Bradford, F'ebruary 3, 
1878, died there July 25, 1902. 5. \'iola Pearl, 
born in Bradford, August 20, 1879; married 
(first ) Thomas Powell, at the time of his death 
first assistant engineer of the Bradford fire de- 
partment ; married (second) Melvin L. Daugh- 
erty: chiM by first husband: James Powell, 
now a resident of Bradford. 

John Henry Wagoner, grandfather of Sarah 
Jane (Wagoner) Abbott, was born in Ger- 
many, emigrated to the United States, and set- 
tled in Dansville, Steuben county. New York, 
and died in 1864, at the age of 'seventy-seven 



years. He married Sarah \ an Alstync, born 
in Germany, died in Dansville, in 1864, four 
months after her husband. Their children 
were : Lambert John ; William Henry, of whom 
further ; Abigail ; Catharine ; Jane ; George ; 
Carl; and twins, who died in infancy. 

William Henry Wagoner was born at 
Wheeler, Steuben county. New York, 1828, 
died 1891. He was a carpenter and mason. 
He married Harriet Newell Piett, and had 
children : Amanda, married Charles Burton, 
both now deceased ; Mary, married a AIu. Wil- 
liams, and lives in Bakersfield, California; 
Sarah Jane, of previous mention; a child, died 
in infancy; Harriet, now deceased; William; 
\enus, married Thomas Crosterline, both now- 
deceased ; Alida, married Andrew Swanson, 
and resides in Carnegie, Pennsylvania ; Wil- 
liam and Josephine, now deceased. 

(VIII) James Emoroy, son of James Polk 
Abbott, was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, 
January 12, 1875. He was educated in the 
public schools of that city, which has always 
been his home. He began business life as a 
newsboy, and is directly responsible for the 
organization of the first newsboys' union in the 
United States. Although it had but a brief 
existence of two years an offshoot, the Buffalo 
Newsboys' Union, has been successful from its 
inception. Mr. Abbott next ran a small news- 
paper for a short time. He became corre- 
spondent and sales agent for several of the 
large eastern papers from 1896 to 1903. He 
then began the business of sign painting, an 
art in which he is naturally skillful. He is a 
Republican in politics, and has served on the 
election board ; was a member of the first per- 
sonal registration board of McKean county; 
was elected jury commissioner in 1909 ; and in 
191 1 was chosen county auditor for a term of 
four years. He is a member of the Keystone 
Guards and of the Order of Moose. He is 
unmarried. 



This faiuily is of Scotch origin. 
SMILEY The first of the name are said to 

have arrived in New England 
about the same time and settled in Haverhill, 
Massachusetts. One of them at least, John 
Smiley, remained there and was the progenitor 
of the Smileys of that city. Francis Smiley, 
emigrant ancestor of the Maine family, was 
born in the north of Ireland, in 1689, aid came 
to America with others of his family about 
1727. He did not settle in Maine, but in 1743 



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is first found in Windham, New Hampshire, 
where he hved until his death, March i6, 1763. 
He married Agnes Wilson and had three sons, 
William, David and Hugh, who settled in 
Maine. 

(1) Thomas Smiley, direct progenitor of the 
Smileys of Bradford, Pennsylvania, is sup- 
posed to have been a brother of Francis. His 
ancestors emigrated from Scotland to the north 
of Ireland, where Thomas was born, near 
Londonderry, about the time of the close of 
that famous siege. He came to America, in 
1727, and settled in northern New England, 
supposedly Maine or New Hampshire. He 
married, and among his children were three 
sons: Thomas (2), founder of the Venango 
county family ; Charles, founder of the Perry 
county, Pennsylvania, family; and James, of 
whom further. 

(H) James, son of Thomas Smiley, died at 
L'^nion City, Erie county, Pennsylvania. He 
was a farmer of the state of Maine, where he 
married. He was a soldier of the revolution, 
and also served in the war of 1812. After the 
war he came to Pennsylvania, settling at Union 
City, Erie county, where he built and operated 
the first mill in the town. He also owned and 
cultivated a farm. In 1833 he was elected 
justice of the peace. He was a Democrat and 
a man of influence. He married and had chil- 
dren : I. William, died in Union City, Penn- 
sylvania ; married Chichester. 2. Moses, 

of whom further. 3. John, born August 13, 
1814, died January 22, 1894; married Rachel 
Wilson, born May 31, 1814, died December 30, 
1906; children: i. Alfred, lives in Fo.xburg, 
Clarion county, Pennsylvania ; ii. Jett'erson, de- 
ceased ; iii. Matilda, born May 28, 1839, now 
deceased ; married John Needham, March 7, 
1865, and has: John (2), and a daughter, who 
married Thomas E. Cooper; iv. Hannah, lives 
in Pittsburgh ; v. Mina, lives in Union City. 
4. A son, died in early youth. 5. George, a 
farmer near L^nion City, died unmarried. 6. 
Robert, died June 27, 1907 ; a noted hotel pro- 
prietor in Union City for many years. 7. Ann, 
lived with her unmarried brother George in 
Union City ; died unmarried. 

(Ill) Moses, son of James Smiley, was born 
in Maine, October 5, 1809, died at Union City, 
Pennsylvania, March 4, 1884. He was edu- 
cated and grew to manhood in the state of 
Maine, later settling in Erie county, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he purchased and cultivated a 
farm near Union City. He was an old school 



Democrat and served his town in many local 
offices, including that of justice of the peace, 
an office he held for many years. By a first 
wife Moses Smiley had two children: John, 
deceased, and Jane, deceased. He married 
(second) Margaret Marshall, born in Ireland, 
October 14, 1820, came to the United States 
when a child with her parents, died at Union 
City, April 9, 1898. She had a brother, James 
Marshall, who died in California, and a sister, 
Mary Jane, who married John Thompson, at 
one time associated in the leather business with 
General U. S. Grant, at Dubuque, Iowa. Chil- 
dren of Moses Smiley, all born near Union 
City: I. James Van Buren, born January 20, 
1841 ; a merchant of Union City ; married Ada- 
line Perry, deceased, of Union City ; children : 
Eugene, William, Cora. 2. Perry, of whom^ 
further. 3. Dallas, born April 19, 1846; now 
a banker and merchant of Union City, and for 
the past twenty years a justice of the peace; 
married Ella Zinn, of Union City; children: 
Frank, Clyde, Ward, Robert. 4. Addison, born 
March 24, 1851 ; now a resident of Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, engaged in oil production ; mar- 
ried, September 10, 1874, Carlettia Lucina 
Henton, born in Erie county, August 29, 1858; 
children: i. Nellie M., born March 26, 1876; 
married L. A. Nash, of Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania ; children : Edwin A., born September 
29, 1898: Leona, August 16, 1905; ii. Pearl 
Lillian, born September 16, 1891 ; iii. Addison 
H., July 18, 1902. 5. Lilly, born December 27, 
1838; married John Wescott, a successful 
lumberman, of Union City. 6. Emma, born 
January 27, 1853, died 1858. 7. Ida, born De- 
cember 17, 1854, died 1857. 

( IV) Perry, son of Moses Smiley, was born 
at LTnion Mills, now Union City, Erie county, 
Pennsylvania, May i, 1843. He attended the 
public schools and worked on the farm until 
January, 1862, when he enlisted as a private 
in Company L, Twelfth Regiment Pennsyl- 
vania Cavalry. He saw hard service with the 
Army of the Potomac, participating in the 
battles of Second Bull Run, Winchester, Antie- 
tam. Harper's Ferry, and was with Sheridan 
throughout his entire famous campaign in the 
Shenandoah Valley. At the battle of Winches- 
ter his horse was killed under him, and at the 
battle of Charleston, Virginia, he had the same 
experience. He had three horses killed during 
the war. He was promoted sergeant in 1864, 
and that same year was detached as a scout, 
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discharged and mustered out July jo, 1805. 
After the war he returned to Erie county, and 
for a few years was variously employed, then 
came to McKean county and the oil regions. 
In 1877 he was appointed superintendent of 
the National Transit Company, a position he 
still most capably fills. He is a Republican, 
and served as councilman of the borough of 
Kendall Creek, now part of the city of Brad- 
ford. He is a member of Bradford Post, No. 
141, Grand Army of the Republic; Bradford 
Lodge. Free and Accepted .Masons; Trinity 
Commandery. No. 58, and Chap.ter No. 260, 
Royal .\rch Masons. 

He married. July 6, 18(19. .Melissa Electa 
Bacon, born in Bloomfield, Crawford county, 
Pennsylvania, .\ugust 13, 1848. She was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Union City. She 
was the first worthy matron of Bradford Chap- 
ter, No. 61, Order of the Eastern Star. She 
ii also a member of the Woman's Relief Corps 
and the Daughters of Rebekah. Her father 
was Daniel Scott Bacon, born in Phelps, 
Chenango county. New York, June 25, 1821, 
died .April 27, 1899, a cattle dealer of Water- 
ford, Pennsylvania ; later of Union City, where 
he died. He was a Republican and a Meth- 
odist. He married Louisa Drake, born Octo- 
ber 12, 1825, in Smyrna, New York, died Octo- 
ber 30, 1893. in Union City, Pennsylvania, 
daughter of Hiram Drake, who was born De- 
cember 4. 1796, died .August 27, I870, and 
married Electa Pease, born November 5, 1796, 
died November 29, 1853. Children of Daniel 
S. Bacon: i. Henry L., born in Wayne, Penn- 
sylvania. June 13, 1845; ^ veteran of the civil 
war, having served in Company C, Si.xteenth 
Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry; married a 
Miss Wade, of Union City. 2. Melissa Electa, 
of previous mention. 3. Ellen I^ouisa, born at 
Rockdale, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1853; mar- 
ried Paul Perkins, of Union City, an engineer ; 
children: Charles, born May 15, 1873; Wil- 
liam, lives in Chicago ; Lines, deceased ; Roy, 
of Union City ; Mina, of Cambridge Springs, 
Pennsylvania. 4. Estclla J., born May 31, 
1855; now a resident of Jamestown, New 
York ; unmarried. Daniel Scntt Bacon was a 
son of Henry Bacon, born about 1788, died in 
Union City, Pennsylvania, i860, a farmer, and 
the son of a revolutionary soldier. He mar- 
ried and had children: i. Daniel Scott, of 
previous mention. 2. Louisa, married Daniel 
Phelps, and moved to Kansas ; child, Devault, 



now resides in .\ew York City. 3. Chester, 
married Roxanna Slocum ; children: Charles, 
of iMeadville, Pennsylvania; Jennie, of Union 
City. 4. Horace, served in a Pennsylvania 
regiment of infantry during the civil war ; mar- 
ried .Amelia Fo.x, who survives him, a resident 
of Hatch Hollow, Erie county, Pennsylvania; 
children: Ida and Flora. 5. Wells, married 
Julia Chafey, who survives him, a resident of 
Hatch Hollow, Erie county ; children : George 
and Gertrude. 

Children of Perry and Melissa E. (Bacon) 
Smiley, all born at Union City, Pennsylvania: 
I. Ida Louisa, born .April 24, 1870, died Octo- 
ber 18, 1879. 2. Ella Josephine, born August 
24, 1871 ; married, July 30, 1895, William W. 
Lourey, a railroad employee in Boston, Massa- 
chusetts ; child, Guy Perry, born November 23, 
1899, died April, 1900. 3. Bert Moses, born 
July 15, 1873; now captain of Hose Company, 
No. 3, at Bradford ; married. May 23, 1909, 
Nora Elizabeth Murphy, born in Cork, Ireland, 
January 25, 1886; child. Perry Edward, born 
August 6, 1910, deceased. 



The Flemings were a noble 
FLEMING family of Scotland high in 
favor with Robert Bruce whom 
they assisted in gaining his throne. Sir Thomas 
Fleming, of ancient descent, emigrated to Vir- 
ginia, in 1616, and was followed by others of 
his family. The family took prominent part 
in early \^irginia times and during the revolu- 
tion many served in the Continental army. 
From Mrginia they spread to Kentucky, North 
Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. One branch 
settled in Indiana 'county, Pennsylvania, and 
from them spring the Flemings of Degolia. 
The earliest record we have is of Thomas Mar- 
tin Fleming, who spent a great portion of his 
entire life in Blairsville, Indiana county, Penn- 
sylvania, where he died about the year 1871. 
He married Sarah Cahvell, a native of Plum 
Creek, Pennsylvania. 

fll) William Martin, son of Thomas Mar- 
tin and Sarah fCalwell) Fleming, was born in 
Indiana county, .August, 1804, died at Natrona, 
Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, .August. 1883. 
He followed the shoemaker's trade for the 
greater part of his life in .Allegheny county. 
In politics he was a staunch supporter of the 
Democratic party, and with his wife a member 
of the German Lutheran church. He married 
Mary Cahvell, born at Plum Creek, Pennsyl- 



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vania, September, 1807, where she died March, 
1876. Children: i. Mary Catherine, born in 
Indiana township, 1840; married David Fresh- 
water, of Armstrong county, Pennsylvania ; he 
is a farmer near Natrona, Pennsylvania ; they 
have a large family. 2. Nancy, born 1842, 
died in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 1875; mar- 
ried Samuel Shannon, of Pittsburgh, who died 
in Allegheny county ; children : Mary, lives at 
Pittsburgh; Sally. 3. Penelope, born 1844, 
died at Napoli, Pennsylvania ; married Wil- 
liam Shannon, deceased, a carpenter of Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania. 4. Sarah Jane, born in 
Indiana township, Pennsylvania, August 19, 
1846; married David Fleming, born in Indiana 
township, Pennsylvania, August 26, 1859, died 
June 2, 1896, at Degolia, Pennsylvania, where 
his widow still resides. 5. William Luther, a 
carpenter of Little Washington, Pennsylvania, 
was born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, 
October, 1849, ^^^^ '" Little Washington, June, 
1908; married Nancy Mitchell, of Natrona; 
children : Andy, Charles, Mary, Nannie, War- 
ren, Frederick. 6. Martha, born in Armstrong 
county, Pennsylvania, March, 1851 ; married 
David Washbaugh, a farmer who died in 
Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland county, Penn- 
sylvania, 1907; children: Willard, Wade, Ver- 
non, Beatrice, Mildred. 7. Samuel Martin, of 
whom further. 8. John M. R., born in Arm- 
strong county,^ Pennsylvania, 1855, died 1857. 
(Ill) Samu'el Martin, son of William Mar- 
tin and Mary (Calwell) Fleming, was born in 
Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, March, 1853. 
He was educated in the public schools of the 
county and afterward learned the machinist's 
trade, an occupation he now follows in Wells- 
ville, Ohio. He is a Republican in politics, 
although the only office he has ever occupied 
is that of school director, which he has held 
for several years. He and his wife were mem- 
bers of the Methodist Episcopal church. He 
married Mary, born 1846, daughter of Jacob 
Kuhn, of Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, 
who died April, 1876, in Armstrong county; 
he was a cooper by trade, and married Mary 
Kuhn, born in Armstrong county, Pennsyl- 
vania, died at Freeport, Pennsylvania. Mary 
(Kuhn) Fleming had one sister Agnes, who 
died at Freeport, unmarried ; and one brother 
Harry, who lives at Freeport with his family. 
Children of Samuel Martin and Mary (Kuhn) 
Fleming: I. Charles, born 1873: an employee 
of the Traction Company of Findlay, Ohio; 



married Marguerite Clark, of Findlay, Ohio. 
2. Samuel M., of whom further. 

(IV) Samuel M. (2), son of Samuel M. 
(1) and Mary (Kuhn) Fleming, was born in 
Allegheny county, July 21, 1875. He received 
his education in the public schools and after- 
ward graduated from the business college at 
Bradford. He followed the oil business for 
several years in Bradford oil fields, Pennsyl- 
vania, and then in Nebraska, trying to estab- 
lish for private family use a crude oil burner. 
On November 18, 191 1, he purchased a grocery 
store at Custer City, Pennsylvania, where he 
has milling facilities for grinding and mi.xing 
feed. In politics his vote has always been cast 
for the individual, never for the party. He is 
a member of Tent No. 4, Knights of the ]\Iacca- 
bees, at Bradford. He and his wife attend 
the Methodist Episcopal church. He married, 
November 20, 1900, Nellie S. Drake, born in 
Custer county, Nebraska, June 8, 1880, died at 
Bradford Hospital, July 18, 1908, daughter of 
Ralph Drake, a ranch owner of Elm Creek, 
Nebraska, born March 13, 1848, son of Lorenzo 
Dow Drake. Ralph Drake married Cordelia 
Wood, a native of Nebraska. Children of 
Samuel M. (2) and Nellie S. (Drake) Flem- 
ing: Bernice E., born in Degolia, September 4, 
1901 ; Margaret D., in Degolia, October 12, 
1906; Nellie S., at Bradford Hospital, July 3, 



The Kimmel family, 
KIMM:EL-C0YNE whose members were 
famous in the history 
of Germany, was founded in the United States 
by Tobias Musser Kimmel, born in Germany, 
in 1805, died in Struthers, Ohio, in 1875. He 
emigrated to the United States and settled in 
Coitsville, Ohio, where he followed farming. 
His tilling of the soil was abundantly rewarded 
and he became a man of considerable substance. 
He and his wife were members of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal church. He married Lydia 
Smith, born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, 
died in Coitsville, Ohio, in 1864. Children: i. 
Joseph, passed his life on the home farm, 
where he died. 2. Abraham, of whom further. 
3. Smith, a farmer, died in Youngstown, Ohio ; 
married Julia Strouble ; children : Martin, lives 
in Poland, Ohio; David, lives in North Jack- 
son, Ohio ; and several others. 4. William, a 
blacksmith, died in Hubbard, Ohio ; married 
Jane Kirk, deceased; children: William (2), 



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Maud, Calvin, Kirk. 5. John, died on the 
homestead in Coitsville, Ohio ; married Maria 
White, deceased ; children : Luella, Amy. 6. 
Dwiglit, a farmer, died in Illinois ; married and 
had one child. 7. Musser, died on the home 
farm in Coitsville, where his wife, Maud 
(Gisie) Kimmel, still lives; children: Harry, 
Wilbur, deceased ; Julia ; both the living chil- 
dren reside on the home farm. 8. Mary, mar- 
ried D. Stevens, a retired farmer, and lives in 
Hubbard, Ohio; children: John, Alberton, 
Maud; the first two live in Hubbard, Ohio. 

9. Sarah, died in Youngstown. Ohio ; married 
William .\rmstrong. deceased, a farmer; chil- 
dren: Inez, li\es in Youngstown, Ohio; Mott, 
hvcs on a farm near Xiles, Ohio. 10. Ruth, 
died in Youngstown, Ohio ; married Luther 
Stevens, deceased, a carpenter; two children. 

(11) .Abraham, son of Tobias Musser and 
Lydia (Smith) Kimmel, was born in Youngs- 
town, Ohio, March 6, 1825, died in Ohio, in 
if)o6. He obtained his education in the public 
schools and in his late years followed the 
blacksmith's Ira^le. .At the outbreak of the 
civil war he enlisted from his home state and 
was engaged in much active service, until cap- 
tured and confined in the Confederate prison 
at .Andersonville. He was at one time an 
ardent Republican, but later changed his affili- 
ation and became a Democrat. He once held 
the office of justice of the peace. In religion 
he was a firm supporter of the belief of his 
fathers and belonged to the Methodist Epis- 
coiial church, as did his wife. 

He married, in Pymatuning, fiercer county, 
Pennsylvania, December 28, 1844, Elizabeth 
IMcCord, born in Greenville, Pennsylvania. 
June 26, 1818. died in Struthers, Ohio, April 

10, 1875. Her father, Robert McCord, a sur- 
geon in the war of 1812, was born in West- 
moreland county, Pennsylvania, 1791, died in 
P.rookfield, Ohio, May i, 1872; her mother, 
Elizabeth (Snyder) McCord, was bom in 
AVestmoreland county, died near Greenville, 
Mercer county, Pennsylvania. Their children 
were: Wilham, married Elizabeth Carmichael, 
and is a farmer in Iowa; Robert, died young; 
Thomas, died young; Joseph, married and lives 
on a farm in Iowa; Elizabeth, of previous 
mention. 

Children of Abraham and Elizabeth (Mc- 
Cord) Kimmel: i. Viola A., of whom further. 
2. .-Mbert, born November 16. 1848, died Sep- 
tember 20. 1849. ^- -Mfred, twin of Albert, 
died 1849. 4. Adelaide, born in Coitsville, 



Ohio, July 21, 1850; married, August 17, 1869, 
Isaac Williams, a farmer, born in Coitsville, 
Ohio, in 1846, now deceased; children: Nellie, 
born in Hubbard, Ohio, June 23, 1872, died 
June 25, 1872; Nettie, twin of Nellie, died 
June 25, 1872 ; Chrisse, born October 2, 1874, 
died same day ; Etta ; Elsie Dale ; Howard, and 
Harrie. 5. Margaret, born in Coitsville, Ohio, 
June 25, 1853; married William Carpenter, 
born in Youngstown, Ohio, where they live; 
they had one daughter, died when si.x years 
of age. 6. Mary, born in Coitsville, Ohio, 
October 25, 1855 ; married William Sharp, born 
near Edenburg, Ohio, lives in Poland. Ohio ; 
children: Elsie, born in Poland, October 22, 
1874; Edward, a carpenter, lives in Youngs- 
town, Ohio; Emil, lives in Youngstown, Ohio; 
Kimmel, lives at home ; Dorothy, lives at home. 
7. Albin, born in Coitsville, Ohio, March 21, 
i860, died in Struthers, Ohio, February 3, 
1893, an employee in a sheet mill; married 
Mary Ditmore, born near Lowellville, Ohio; 
children: Albin (2) and Ralph, living in 
Lowellville, Ohio, with their mother. 

(Ill) Viola A., daughter of Abraham and 
Elizabeth (McCord) Kimmel, was born in 
A'oungstown, Ohio. November 7, 1846. She 
obtained her education in the public schools of 
Coitsville, Ohio. After her marriage she moved 
to Bradford, Pennsylvania, where she is an 
earnest and devoted member of the Hill 
Memorial United Brethren Church. 

She married, in Sharon, Mercer county, 
Pennsylvania, October I, 1868, John Coyne, 
born in Montreal, Canada, March 23, 1847, 
died in Bradford, December i, 1910. John 
Coyne was a contractor, doing a large business 
in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In 1870 he settled 
in Bradford, where he was living at the time 
of his death. He was the son of Thomas 
Coyne, born 1816, died near Grove, New York, 
April 29, 1898, who emigrated from France to 
Montreal, Canada. Thomas Coyne married 
Isabel Ferguson, born in 1820, died in Grove, 
August 22, 1883. Children of Thomas and 
Isabel (Ferguson) Coyne: i. Jeannette, born 
1845 ; married Steven Nicholson, deceased, a 
railroad employee, and lives in Chicago, Illi- 
nois : children : John ; Patrick, deceased ; Jo- 
seph ; ]\Iary ; the three living children are in 
Chicago. Illinois. 2. John, before named. 
3. Duncan, a farmer, born in Canada, 1849. 
died November 11, 1900; married Bridget 
Crowe, of Fayetteville, Steuben coimty. New 
York, who lives in Grove. New Ynrk. 4. W'U- 



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liam, a teamster, born in Canada, May, 1854, 
died in Bradford, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1893; 
married, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, Ellen 
Sullivan, born in Ireland, March 16, 1863; 
children: Mary, born October 8, 1883; Mar- 
garet, August 19, 1886; John, September 3, 
1890, died December 30, 1891 ; Helen, born 
January 9, 1892. 5. George, born in Canada, 
November 14, 1856; a railroad employee in 
Bradford, Pennsylvania; married Ellen Luby, 
of Ridgway, Pennsylvania, born August 22, 
1863; children: Margaret, born in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, May 24, 1884; Thomas, born in 
Ridgway, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1886 ; Mich- 
ael, Ridgway, May 9, 1888; Florence, Ridg- 
way, April 2, 1890; Francis, twin of Florence; 
Helena, born in Ridgway, April 26, 1892; 
Mary, born in Bradford, April 18, 1897. 6. 
Mary, born in Canada, 1857, where she died. 

Children of John and Viola A. (Kimmel) 
Coyi^ie: i. Elver, born in Warsaw, Pennsyl- 
vania, October 24, 1869, died in Fayetteville, 
New York, October 24, 1870. 2. Dolly, born 
in Warsaw, Pennsylvania, March 9, 1873; 
married, August 21, 1894, Frank Cathan, an 
upholsterer, of Bradford, and lives in Ballston 
Spa, Saratoga county. New York; child, Ethel, 
born July 4, 1898. 3. May, born near Andover, 
New York, January 27, 1875; married Ford 
O. Williams, a carpenter, of Youngstown, 
Ohio; children: Cyril, born July 4, 1902; 
Ralph, born 1904; Edna, born 191 1. 4. Anna, 
born near Andover, New York, July 20, 1876; 
married Joseph Madigan, of Bradford, and 
lives in West Chicago, Illinois, where he is a 
hammersmith ; child. Jack, born 1909. 5. Edna, 
born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, August 25, 
1878; married Clifford Stevens, a grocery 
clerk, of Bradford ; child, Josephine, born July 
31, 1901. 6. Thomas, born in Bradford, Janu- 
ary 13, 1880, died April i, 1880. 7. Lillian, 
born in Bradford, April 5, 1883; married 
Christopher Burke, of Bradford, an express 
agent at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. 8. Viola, 
born in Bradford, September 14, 1888; lives 
with her mother. 



This family is supposed to be 
REDFIELD of English origin. It is hard- 
ly possible to doubt this ; yet 
the name is very rare in England, almost non- 
existent. In i860 it was stated that no Red- 
field appeared in the directories of London, 
Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Edin- 
burgh nor Glasgow. Similar names are found. 



though rarely, in old English records, and 
arms have been granted to a few persons with 
possibly related names. In America, also, 
there is an obscurity about the name in the 
early days, where it seems to have been changed 
in the second generation from Redfln, almost as 
uncommon in England as Redfield, to Redfield, 
the evidence being conjectural, but strong, from 
tlie early records. The following account can- 
not be in all points guaranteed with the same 
confidence as is possible in some families, but 
is probably correct, and accords with the rec- 
ords so far as they carry the matter. 

( I ) William Redfin, the founder of this 
family, died about May, 1662. He was prob- 
ably one of the early immigrants from England 
to Massachusetts. By 1639 he occupied a house 
and four acres of land on the south side of the 
Charles river, about six miles from Boston. 
He sold this place in September, 1646, and 
from that time his name disappears from the 
Massachusetts records. With some of his 
neighbors he probably joined the stream of mi- 
gration to Pequot, now New London, Connec- 
ticut. The first certain evidence of his pres- 
ence there is on May 29, 1654, at which time 
he had already built a house. The change of 
name to Redfield seems to have begun at New 
London, about the time of his death. He mar- 
ried Rebecca , who survived him. Chil- 
dren : I. Lydia, married (first) January 10, 
1655-56, Thomas Bayley, (second) in 1676, 
William Thorne. 2. Rebecca, died August 16, 
1670; married, December 12, 1661, Thomas 
Roach. 3. James, of whom further. 4. Judith, 
died April 30, 1678: married, June 17, 1667, 
Alexander Pygan. 

(II) James Redfield, son of William and 
Rebecca Redfin, was born, it is supposed, about 
1646, and was living in 1719. In 1662 he bound 
himself for five years to learn the trade of 
tanning. About a year before the expiration 
of his time his master removed and he became 
free. For a short time he lived at New Lon- 
don. In 1671 he was an inhabitant of Martha's 
Vineyard, and five years later was living at 
Saybrook, where he remained at least ten 
years. By 1693 he removed to Fairfield, Con- 
necticut. He married (first) at New Haven, 
in May, 1669, Elizabeth, daughter of Jeremy 
How, who was born in 1645, (second) at Fair- 
field, Deborah, daughter of John Sturgis. The 
order of his children is not quite certain, nor 
is it in every case certain by which wife. Chil- 
dren : Elizabeth, born May 31. 1670: Sarah, 



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married Daniel I'rost ; Tlicoiihiius. of whom 
further : Margaret, baptized Octol)L'r 7, i(k)4; 
James, bajitized October 25, 1696, died in 1743, 
probably thrice married. 

(Ill) Sergeant Theopliilus Redtield, son of 
James RedfieUl. was born about 1682, died 
February 14, 1759. Me was a joiner. He 
])robably settled, soon after coming of age. at 
Killingworth, Connecticut, in the part now 
called Clinton. .About 1718 he moved to North 
Killingworth, now Killingworth. He is called 
Sergeant Redfield. He married, December 24, 
1706, Priscilla, daughter of Daniel and Lydia 
Greenel, who was born about 1689, died Janu- 
ary 12, 1770. Every one of his children had a 
family. Children: i. Daniel, born September 
22, 1707, died January 11, 1758; married Eliza- 

teth . 2. Elizabeth, born May 8, 

1709, died in 1742; married, February 3, 
1731-32. Josiah Hull. 3. Richard, of whom 
further. 4. Ebenezer, born December 3, 
1713. dierh January 4, 1766; married, No- 
vember 30, 1 74 1, Hannah Colton. 5. Lydia, 
born February 9, 17 15- 16, died December 16, 
1784: married (first) February 21, 1737, 
Joseph Hodgkin, (second) November 15, 1753, 
Levi Leete. 6. Theophilus, born September 6, 
1718, died January 30, 17 — ; married (first) 
September 4, 1740, Mary Buell, (second) in 
December, 1749, Martha Gray. 7. Priscilla, 
born July 20, 1720, died January 12, 1770; 
married, October 15, 1740, Joseph Bradley. 8. 
Peleg, born April 2, 1723, died December 5, 
1760; married, April 25, 1744, Sarah Dudley. 
9. (ieorge, born November 7, 1725, died May 
30, 1812: married (first) in 1750, Trial Ward, 
(second ) January 8, 1767, Abigail Stone. 10. 
^^'illiam. born December 5, 1727, died in July, 
1813; married, January 8, 1755, Elizabeth 
Starr. 11. Josiah, born September 6, 1730, 
died August 6, 1802; married, December 8, 
1757, Sarah Parmelee. 12. Jane, born June 
24, 1733. died May 24, 1762; married, January, 
1753. Samuel Crane. 13. James, bom March 
29, 1735. died April 3, 1788; married Sarah 
Grinnell. 

(I\') Richard, son of Sergeant Theophilus 
and Priscilla (Greenel) Redfield, was born 
June 18, 171 1, died February 2, 1771. His 
home was at Killingworth, and he was a sea 
captain. He recognized the church covenant 
in 1725. He married (first) June 21,. 1735, 
Mary, daughter of George and Esther Chat- 
field, (second) Wilcox. Children by 

first wife: i. Eliphalet, born July 24, 1736: 



married, June 15, I7'>7, Aima .Strmuanl. 2. 
Priscilla, born March 12, 1739; married, Octo- 
ber 10. 1759, Rufus Hard)-. 3. Reuben, born 
June 21, 1742, died young. 4. Abigail, born 
September 21, 1743, died December 25, 1779; 
married William Pendleton. Children by sec- 
ond wife: 5. Reuben, of whom further. 6, 
Richard, born April 6, 1768, died March 26, 
1851: married (first) Phebe Loper, (second) 
Lucy Brown. 

(\') Reuben, son of Richard Redfield, was 
bnrn at Killingworth, January 8, 1766, died at 
Eden, Erie county, New York, January 8, 
1835. He lived at Highgate, \'ermont, on the 
international boundary, and in several other 
places in that vicinity, and removed to Eden 
about 1832. He married, at Castleton, Ver- 
mont, about 1788, Elizabeth Jocelyn, who died 
February 4, 1829. Children: i. Hervey, died 
young. 2. Harriet, died in March, 1854; mar- 
ried William Reynolds. 3. Almeria, married 
Elias Isham. 4. Alzira, born in 1798. died 
August 3, 1851 ; married, in 1821, John Jaquays. 
5. William \'illeroy, married, March 22, 1821, 
Delana Barr. 6. Elizabeth Jocelyn, born No- 
vember 21, 1802, died July 25, 1840; married, 
.April I, 1823, John Proper. 7. Lucy, died 
young. 8. Horner Johnson, married, Septem- 
iaer 17, 1844, Ruth Merrill. 9. Horace Linzy, 
of whom further. 

(VI) Horace Linzy, son of Reuben and 
Elizabeth (Jocelyn) Redfield, was born at 
Highgate, Vermont, December 23, 1809, died 
at Eden, December 23, 1849. Eden was his 
home and he was a physician there. He mar- 
ried, April 28, 1838, Clarissa Jane, daughter 
of Edwin and Mary W. Forbes, born at Erie, 
Pennsylvania, June 16, 1816, died in Washing- 
ton, D. C. For a time after her husband's 
death she lived at Jasper, Marion county, 
Tennessee. Children: i. Edwin Forbes Linzy, 
born April 22, 1842, died in Texas : lived south ; 
served in the Confederate army ; married and 
had children: Henry L. and Maud, both resid- 
ing in Dallas, Texas. 2. Horace \'ictor Eugene, 
of whom further. 3. Caroline Clarissa, born 
December 15, 1849. died Tanuary 11, 1850. 

(VII) Horace Victor Eugene, son of Horace 
Linzy and Clarissa Jane (Forbes) Redfield, 
was born at Eden, December 23, 1845, died in 
Washington, D. C, November 17, 1881. He 
was a newspaper correspondent : at one time 
being the ^^'ashington correspondent for the 
Cincinnati Commercial. For a time he lived 
at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and there was an 



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alderman. He was a Republican. Both he 
and his wife were communicants of the Epis- 
copal church. He married Jeanette, daughter 
of Byron D. and Harriet (Holmes) Hamlin, 
who was born at Smethport, McKean county, 
Pennsylvania. Children: i. Harriet Forbes, 
born at Smethport, August 4, 1874: married 
Mellville Gillett (see Gillett V). 2. Horace 
Hamlin, of whom further. 3. Scott Forrest, 
born in Washington, October 5, 1879; married 
Caroline Larned, of Syracuse, New York; he 
is a publisher, and their residence is at Smeth- 
port; children: Scott Forrest, born May 31, 
1908; Janet, born August 29, 1910. 

(VHI) Horace Hamlin, son of Horace 
\'ictor Eugene and Jeanette (Hamlin) Red- 
field, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 
January 10, 1878. His schooling was begun at 
Smethport and afterwards continued at Au- 
gusta, Georgia. From the public school he was 
sent to St. John's Military School, Manlius, 
New York, and thence to Hobart College, 
which he left, however, in 1898. From 1900 
to 1907 he was in the hardware business at 
Smethport. Having sold this business to Daly 
& Garlick he went into banking at Eldred, 
Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. But he has re- 
tained his residence at Smethport to the present 
day. He is president of the First National 
Bank at Eldred; director in the Hamlin Bank 
& Trust Company, Smethport, and the First 
National Bank at Bradford, Pennsylvania ; a 
member of the advisory board of the First 
^Mortgage, Guarantee & Trust Company, Phila- 
delphia : and formerly was a director of the 
Grange National Bank, Smethport. He is a 
thirty-second degree Mason, belonging to Cou- 
dersport Consistory ; Zem Zem Temple, Nobles 
of the Mystic Shrine, Erie, Pennsylvania ; Mc- 
Kean Lodge, No. 388, Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons ; Phoeni.x Chapter, No. 15, Eastern Star. 
His clubs are the Central, Smethport; the 
Bradford and the Country Club, Bradford. 
]\Ir. Redfield is a Republican. For five years 
he has been school director of the borough of 
Smethport, and has served one term as council- 
man in that borough. At this time he is a 
candidate for the Pennsylvania assembly. He 
is a communicant of St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church, Smethport. 

He married, October 10, 1900, Grace Emily, 
daughter of Frederick A. and Emily Leona 
(Huenerfeld) McCoy, who was born at EIH- 
cottville, New York, April i, 1878. She is a 
graduate of the Smethport high school, in the 



class of 1895. She is a member of Smethport 
Chapter, No. 15, Eastern Star. In connection 
with St. Luke's Church, of which she is a com- 
municant, she is a member of St. Christopher's 
Guild. Her father is a druggist at Smethport, 
son of Stephen and Eliza McCoy. Emily 
Leona, born at Ellicottville, February 3, 1855, 
was the daughter of Peter Joseph and Emily 
(Riggs) Huenerfeld. Peter J. Huenerfeld 
was born at Cochem, Prussia, September 18, 
1818, son of Paul and Mary (Gillis) Huener- 
feld. Emily Riggs, daughter of John and 
Melenza (Litchfield) Riggs, was born at North 
Adams, Massachusetts, March 26, 1827. Chil- 
dren of Peter Joseph and Emily (Riggs) 
Huenerfeld, all born at Ellicottville: i. Louise, 
born April 21, 1849 ; married H. B. Drown. 2. 
Jeanette, born October 12, 1852; married C. B. 
Greene. 3. Emily Leona, mentioned above. 4. 
Mary, born October 21, 1858; married R. V. 
Hi.xson. Children of Horace Hamlin and 
Grace Emily (McCoy) Redfield: i. Hamlin 
Delano, born at Smethport, January 17, 1902. 
2. Robert Horace, born at Smethport, March 
12, 1905. 3. Louise, born at Smethport, March 
16, 1909. 



The clan Armstrong was 
ARMSTRONG famed in Scotland for 

courage and patriotism. 
Scott, in the "Lay of the Last Minstrel," makes 
the chief say, when about to assemble the clans 
for some daring enterprise : 

Ye need not go to Liddisdale, 
For when they see the blazing bale 
EHots and Armstrongs never fail. 

The family tradition is that the name was 
originally bestowed upon a Highland chief for 
his great courage and physical powers. An- 
other and better authenticated tradition is that 
the name Armstrong is derived from the fol- 
lowing circumstances : "An ancient king of 
Scotland, having his horse killed under him in 
battle, was immediately remounted by Fair- 
baim, his armor bearer, who took the king by 
the thigh and placed him in the saddle, although 
heavily weighted by armor. For this timely 
assistance and feat of strength, the king amply 
rewarded him with lands on the border ; gave 
liim the name of Armstrong, and assigned him 
for crest an armed hand and arm ; in the left 
hand a leg and foot in armor couped at the 
thigh all proper." 

The Armstrongs were early settlers in Con- 



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necticut and New Hampshire, in the latter 
state settling in Londonderry, and coming 
from Londonderry, Ireland. Stephen Arm- 
strong settled in Windham, Connecticut, in 
1 7 10, while an earlier settler was Gregory 
Armstrong, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, who 
died in 1650. 

(I) The line of descent of the Armstrongs 
of Smethport, Pennsylvania, is from Benja- 
min Armstrong, of Norwich, Connccticul, who 
died January 10, 1719. He married Rachel 

, and had sons: Benjamin, John, Joseph, 

Stephen. 

(II) John, son of Benjamin and Rachel 
Armstrong, was born December 5, " 1678, at 
Norwich. Connecticut, died March 21, 1749. 
He married, January 18, 1710, Anne Worth. 
He had seven sons: John, Preserved, Hope- 
still, James, Thomas, Jeremiah, Ezra, and six 
daughters. 

(HI) Hopestill, son of John and Anne 
(Worth) .Armstrong, was born in Norwich, 
Connecticut, October 15, 1713. He married, 
December 22, 1737, Rebecca Durkee, and had 
six sons : Tibbeus, Solomon, Hopestill, Pele- 
tiah, James, Zephaniah, and two daughters. It 
is from one of these six sons that the Smeth- 
port family descend. The name of their grand- 
father not having been preserved, the connec- 
tion cannot be definitely shown. The sons of 
Hopestill Armstrong scattered, some settling in 
\'ermont, thence coming to New York state. 

(IV) Armstrong, grandfather of 

Alvin Backus Armstrong, although very young, 
served in the war of the revolution, as did two 
of his brothers. After the Wyoming massacre 
he was sent north with a reconnoitering party, 
and was so pleased with the country around 
Seneca Lake, New York, that after peace was 
restored he made permanent settlement there. 
He was a farmer, married and both he and 
wife lived to advanced ages, members of the 
Presbyterian church. Children: i. Martin, 
died in New York City, a merchant, sufYering 
the loss of his store in the great fire of 1837 ; 
married and left issue. 2. George, died in 
Seneca county. 3. John, died young and un- 
married, a victim of the cholera. 4. Caroline, 
died in Waterloo, New York ; married a Mr. 
Moore and left issue. 5. .Alexander McLane, 
of whom further. 

(\') .Alexander McLane Armstrong was 
born in Seneca county, New York, in 1809, 
died in Kansas, at the home of his daughter, 
in 1893. He was educated in the public school 



and resided in Seneca county until 1834. when 
he moved to Cuba, .Allegany county, .New 
York. He was a cabinetiuaker and followed 
his trade in Cuba until 1849, and in Rushford 
and Houghton, New York, and in 1861 went 
to Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He was a most 
excellent mechanic and one wiiose services 
were always in demand. lie was a Republican, 
and a member of the Presbyterian church. He 
married Julia Ann Backus, born in 181 3, died 
in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1863, only child of 
Joseph Backus, born in Massachusetts, 1788, 
a shoemaker and old time music teacher. He 
died in East Rushford. New York, in 1853. 
He married Elizabeth Reynolds, born in Massa- 
chusetts, died in Nunda, Livingston county, 
New York. Her brother. Philetus Reynolds, 
died in Cuba, New A'ork, where he held a posi- 
tion on the Genesee A'alley canal. Both Alex- 
ander .Armstrong and his wife were of deeply 
religious temperament, taking an active part 
in church work, both being devout Presby- 
terians, he leader of the choir. Children, nine 
in number, six dying in infancy and childhood, 
three here of mention: i. .Alvin B., of whom 
further. 2. Martin Luther, whose sketch fol- 
lows. 3. Ally, born in Rushford, New York, 
1856; married James L. Anderson, a farmer of 
Reloit, Kansas, whom she survives, a resident 
of Denver, Colorado; children: Ruby, resides 
with her mother in Denver ; Marian, resides in 
Seattle, Washington ; Ethel, resides in Oregon, 
and three others, names unknown. 

(\'I) Alvin Backus, son of Alexander Mc- 
Lane and Julia .Ann (Backus) Armstrong, was 
born in Cuba, New A'ork, July 26, 1838. He 
was educated in the "little red schoolhouse" 
and Rushford Academy, and when fourteen 
years of age began working on a farm. In 
1853 hs moved to Ridgway, Pennsylvania, 
where he was employed in the store owned by 
Joseph S. Hyde. In 1854 he came to Smeth- 
port, where his first position was a booking 
agent for the Stage Company operating a line 
between Smethport and Olean, New York. 
He continued with the Stage Company three 
years, then for the succeeding three years was 
a clerk in the mercantile house of Ford & 
Smith, which later he purchased, and operated 
with a partner as Irons & .Armstrong for two 
years. He then sold his interest and began 
the study of law under the preceptorship of 
John C. Backus. He was admitted to the Mc- 
Kean county bar in i8fii. but was not at all in 
symjiathy with his profession, soon returning 



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to mercantile life as senior of A. B. Armstrong 
& Company. In 1866 he bought out the drug 
store of Seems & Hogarth, located on Alain 
street, Smethport, which he operated for sev- 
eral years with H. L. McCoy, and still controls, 
the oldest drug store in McKean county. He 
has been a very successful business man and 
has large holdings in the principal enterprises 
of Smethport. He cooperated with DeWitt C. 
Young in organizing the Grange National 
Bank in 1907, and is vice-president of that 
very successful financial institution. He organ- 
ized the Smethport Water Company and for 
many years was its treasurer and managing 
director. He was prominently connected with 
the organization of the Smethport Gas Com- 
pany and was treasurer and manager for sev- 
eral years, also treasurer of Rose Hill Ceme- 
tery Association. He owns a fine dairy farm 
of over two hundred acres located five miles 
from Smethport, where he gratifies his love 
for the soil and for fine bred stock. He there 
maintains a herd of the best Guernsey cows 
and a dairy perfectly equipped with every sani- 
tary device and modern dairying machines. 
He also prides himself upon his finely bred 
Berkshire hogs and his Plymouth Rock poul- 
try. 

Notwithstanding his many busmess engage- 
ment* and unending demand upon his time, 
Mr. Armstrong has not neglected his duty as 
a good citizen. He takes an active interest in 
civic affairs and the upbuilding of his borough. 
He has served a great many terms as council- 
man, and in 1869 represented Clinton, Cam- 
eron and McKean counties in the Pennsylvania 
house of representatives, and for twenty years 
served as justice of the peace. He is a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church ; is past master 
of Smethport Lodge, Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons, and a Royal Arch Mason of Olean, New 
York. His club is the Central of Smethport. 
In politics he is a Democrat. 

He married, March, i860, in Smethport, 
Caroline E. Bennett, born in Smethport, Octo- 
ber 4, 1840, educated in the public schools and 
Lima (New York) Academy. Child of Alvin 
Backus and Caroline E. (Bennett) Armstrong: 
Ethel, born in Smethport, March, 1862, died 
March, 1894 : married William P. Walsh, man- 
aging director of the Smethport W^ater Com- 
pany ; child, Ethlyn, born March, 1894, died 
August, 1894. 

David R. Bennett, father of Mrs. .^rm- 
strong, was born in New ^'ork state, January 



28, 1810, died at Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, 
March 23, 1876, a hotelkeeper at Smethport, 
also deputy sherifl", later sheriff, of McKean 
county. He married, August 14, i835,Corinna 
Nana Chapin, born in Chenango county, New 
York, August 10, 1817, died there February 
14, 1893, daughter of Henry Chapin, born in 
New York state, April 5, 1787, died in Smeth- 
port, April 23, 1858, a farmer. He married 
(first) February 24, 181 1, Johannah Kemball, 
born, in New York, November 18, 1792. Chil- 
dren of Henry Chapin, all deceased : i. Amanda 
Melvina, born September i, 1812; married 
Judge Richmond, of Chenango county. New 
York, judge of the court at Smethport, Penn- 
sylvania, a man of marked ability and promi- 
nence. 2. Arminta, born September, 1814; 
married a Mr. Boardman. 3. Corinna Nana, 
of previous mention; wife of David R. Ben- 
nett. 4. Oscar, born February 21, 1819, died 
June I, 1819. 5. Henry, born October 13, 
1820, died June i, 1827. 6. Thaddeus Lindorf, 
born April 20, 1823, a farmer ; married Betsey 
Corwin ; children : Cynthia and Bertha. 7. 
\'iola Ophelia, born March 13, 1825; married 
Dorwin Hamlin, of Smethport, a civil engi- 
neer. 8. Ann Elizabeth, born October 7, 1826; 
married C. K. Sartwell, of Smethport, a mer- 
chant, and one time prothonotary, register and 
recorder of McKean county ; children : Ella, 
married a Mr. Ouackenbush ; Henry, married 
a Miss Coleman ; Mary, now matron of an in- 
sane asylum at Anna, Illinois. 10. Fitz Henry, 
born June 17, 1831, died in childhood. Henry 
Chapin, father of the foregoing ten children, 
married (second) February 4, 1833, Indiana 
Hive Arnold, born in Chenango county. New 
York, September 17, 1799, died in Smethport. 
Children : 1 1. Catherine Indiana, born in Smeth- 
port, August 27, 1834; married Calvin C. 
Hooker, a farmer, who died in South Dakota. 
12. Joanna Fidelia, born in Smethport, Sep- 
tember 19, 1836, died there I\Iay 28, 1902 ; mar- 
ried Samuel C. Hyde, deceased, a lawyer. 

Children of David R. Bennett, all born in 
Smethport, Pennsylvania, but the first: i. Ab- 
rosia (or Ambrosia), born in Port Allegany, 
Pennsylvania, December 15, 1858, died in 
Smethport, September 15, 1904: she married 
(first) Edgar Mason, a hardware merchant of 
Smethport, (second) a Mr. Crandall, decea.sed, 
a merchant in Nebraska : children of first mar- 
riage : Elva, born March 21, 1858, died January 
8, 1885, and Clayton, born 1863, deceased; 
child by second marriage : Benjamin. 2. Caro- 



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line E., ul previous mention; wife of Alvin 
Backus Armstrong. 3. i-rances, born October 

3. 1842: married Lynn \V. Mason, deceased, a 
hardware merciiant. whom she survives, Hv- 
ing in P.uffalo, New York ; children : Mary 
Mae, born April 14, 1867: Cora, May 11, 1872. 

4. Mary Ellen, born February 2, 1845; 'Ti^r- 
ried Dudley (iifford, of Smethport, now an 
emjiluyee of the Smeth]iort Glass Works; 
child, Thco. born September 3, 1884; now a 
bookkeeper in W'illiamsport, Pennsylvania ; un- 
married. 5. Flora, born .April 22, 1847 ; mar- 
ried Dr. F. W. Hogarth, who died in Port 
Allegany, a practicing physician, whom she 
survives, a resident of Smethport ; child, Leon 
R., born September 9, 1869, now a druggist of 
Smethport. 6. Ida, born January 15, 1854; 
married Anson Burdick, now a plumber of 
.Smethport ; no issue. 

The foregoing children of David R. Bennett 
are grandchildren of Elijah Bennett, born 
March, 1776, died January 2, 1850. His wife 
Persis was born December 27, 1773, died July 
II, 1839, leaving seven children, as follows: i. 
Dr. \\'illiam, born February 28, 1795, died in 
Angelica, New York, October ir, 1875; was a 
physician and one of the first settlers of Brad- 
ford, Pennsylvania. 2. Phoebe, born July 8, 
1796, died .\ugust 6, 1840; married a Mr. 
Wheeler. 3. Electra. born December 17, 1797, 
died February 12, 1880; married a Mr. War- 
ner. 4. Anna, born October 3. 1800; married 
a Mr. Moser. 5. Salva, born November 17, 
1804. died October 27, 1848; married a J\Ir. 
Horton. 6. Oshea R., born .\pril 28, 1806, 
died April 19, 1858; married Lucy Green War- 
ner. 7. David R., of previous mention ; father 
of Mrs. Alvin Backus Armstrong. 

(\'I ) Martin Luther Arm- 
ARMSTRONG strong, son of Alexander 
McLane (q. v.) and Julia 
Ann (Backus) Armstrong, was born in Cuba, 
.■\llegany county. New York, October 6, 1848. 
A\'hen he was seven years of age his parents 
moved to Houghton. New York, where he at- 
tended school until he was thirteen years of 
age. In 1861 the family moved to Iowa, locat- 
ing at Mount Plea.sant, where he finished his 
education in the Mount Pleasant schools and 
the academy at Denmark, .\ftcr leaving school 
he secured employment on a cattle ranch, and 
for three years led the life of a cowboy. In 
1865 he came to Smethport where he first 
secured employment as a clerk. He then began 



working at the jeweler's trade and in i8()8 pur- 
chased the jewelry business of l"'. Seems. He 
has been continuously in business in Smeth- 
port from that date until the present, a period 
now nearing the half century mark. His store 
is located on the main street in the heart of 
the business district and is patronized most 
liberally by satisfied customers, this being the 
leading jewelry store of the borough and un- 
surpassed in ec|uipment and quality of goods 
by any in the county. Mr. .Armstrong is a 
Republican in politics and has served as 
councilman and chief burgess. He was bap- 
tized in the Presbyterian church and has 
always maintained a connection with that de- 
nomination. His fraternal order is the .\n- 
cient Order of United Workmen. 

Mr. Armstrong married (first) in June, 
1876, Alice Chadwick, born in Smethport, in 
1856, was educated in the public schools, finish- 
ing at high school, died at the place of her 
birth in November, 1898. She was the daugh- 
ter of John R. Chadwick, an early settler at 
Smethport, born 181 5, a farmer and one time 
clerk of McKean county. He died in Smeth- 
port in 1902. He married Jeannette Wright, 
born in 1817, died in 1882. Children of John 
R. Chadwick (a partial list only) : i. Alice, of 
previous mention ; wife of Martin Luther .Arm- 
strong. 2. Freeman, now a farmer living near 
Smethport ; married Martha Cobb ; no issue. 
3. John E., now living at Smethport ; married ; 
no issue. Children of Martin Luther Arm- 
strong, born- in Smethport: r. Charles Lloyd, 
now an employee of the .American Express 
Company, located at Buffalo, New York ; he 
married Louisa Tandin, of Buffalo; child, 
Louisa, born September 2, 191 1. 2. .Aletha, 
married John R. Kelly, of Elmira, New A^ork, 
now a restaurant proprietor at Shinglehouse, 
Potter county, Pennsylvania ; children : Martin, 
born in Smethport, 1904; Ellen, born in El- 
mira, New A^ork, June 24, 1909. Mr. Arm- 
strong married (second) Jannett Ripley. He 
married (third) June 17, 191 1, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Jo,-;eph B. Oviatt. of Smethport, Penn- 
svlvania. 



In a record of the Scotch-Irish 
SH.ARP Presbyterian families who were 
the first settlers at the "Forks of 
Delaware," now Northampton county, Penn- 
sylvania, is found the name of Robert Sharp, 
from Cumberland county, who was a son of 
Thomas and Margaret (Elder) Sharp. "Cove- 



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nanters," who because of their religious faith 
were driven from Scotland to the province of 
Ulster in the north of Ireland, residing in Bel- 
fast, county of Antrim, until 1747, when they 
came to America, the family consisting of 
Thomas Sharp, his wife, five sons and four 
daughters ; they settled in the township of 
Newton, Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. 

(II) Robert, son of Thomas Sharp, after 
coming to this country, later returned and came 
again bringing the remainder of the family. 
He located at the "Forks of the Delaware," 
where he married. This was before the revolu- 
tion in which he and his brother Alexander 
served as wagoners. He married Margaret 
Boyd, a descendant of John Boyd, born in 
Scotland. Children : James, John, David, 
Thomas, Margaret. 

(III) One of the sons of Robert and Mar- 
garet (Boyd) Sharp. 

(IV) Robert (2), grandson of Robert (i) 
and Margaret (Boyd) Sharp, was born about 
1820. He was an early settler and a farmer of 
Lawrence county. He was a prosperous 
farmer. He was an influential Whig. He 
served in the Pennsylvania house of assembly 
and held county office. He died in Lawrence 
county, aged seventy years. He married Ann 
Christie, born in Allegheny, died in Lawrence 
county, long before her husband. Children, all 
born in Lawrence county: i. William, born 
1837 ; a farmer and miller ; has a grist mill in 
Lawrence county. 2. Rev. Joseph, born 1839; 
a minister of the Presbyterian church at New 
Castle, Pennsylvania. 3. Hess, born 1842; re- 
sides in New Wilmington ; a farmer. 4. 
Thomas, born 1843 ; a carpenter, living in 
Minneapolis, Minnesota. 5. James, born 1845 ' 
a prominent manufacturer of Morehead, Clay 
county, Minnesota ; has served twenty- four 
years on the school board of Morehead and is 
now probate judge of Clay county. 6. Martin 
Luther, born 1847. 7. John, born 1850; when 
last heard from was prospecting in the Black 
Hills, Wyoming. 8. Robert C, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(V) Robert C, youngest child of Robert 
(2) and Ann (Christie) Sharp, was born in 
Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1852, 
died in Kane, December 9, 1905. His mother 
died when he was young and he was reared 
by his brother William. He was educated in 
the public school and began business life as a 
tool dresser in the \''enango county oil fields. 
He followed this vocation for several years in 



the oil fields of Pennsylvania and New York 
state, coming to Kane in 1885. He became 
interested in several Kane industries, operated 
in oil and gas, organized the Valley Gas Com- 
pany, and was engaged actively in business 
until his death. He was a Republican in poli- 
tics, and was reared in the Presbyterian church, 
but three months prior to his death joined the 
Roman Catholic church, the faith of his wife. 

He married, in Warren, Pennsylvania, Ellen 
Ramsey, born November 8, 1862, daughter of 
Owen Ramsey, born in county Cavan, Ireland, 
in 1832, an Orangeman. He settled in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, where he married, and prior 
to 1854 came to the United States and lived 
in various parts of Pennsylvania, accumulating 
considerable property. He died in 1907, in 
Warren, Pennsylvania. He married Rose 
Glenn, born in Ireland, in 1833. She followed 
her husband to the United States, in 1854, 
and died in Warren, in 1908. Rose Glenn, 
while living in Edinburgh, was the proprietor 
of a large inn. Living children of Owen and 
Rose Ramsey: i. Mary, born in Edinburgh, 
Scotland ; now living in Warren, Pennsylvania ; 
married Patrick Murphy; children: Rose, 
Cecelia, Anna and others. 2. John, born in 
Edinburgh. 3. Ellen, of previous mention; 
married Robert C. Sharp. 4. Owen, born in 
Warren. Pennsylvania ; now living in Youngs- 
town, Ohio. Children of Robert C. and Ellen 
Sharp: i. Reuben Johnson, of whom further. 
2. Robert Crawford, born in Warren, May 12, 
1881 ; now living in Youngstown, Ohio, an 
office employee of Republic Iron and Steel Cor- 
poration. 3. Mary, born in Warren, May 8, 
1883; married Oscar Ford, a merchant, now 
living in Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania. 4. Jo- 
sephine, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, 
June 22, 1885; married Hugh McAndrew, of 
Bernhard Bay, New York, now engaged in 
business with his brother-in-law, Oscar Ford, 
at Shinglehouse. 5. James Harvey, born in 
Kane, July 27, 1887; now a shoe salesman of 
Youngstown, Ohio ; unmarried. 6. Rose, born 
in Kane, January 27, 1891 ; resides in Youngs- 
town. 7. Edward, born in Kane, January 28, 
1893 I now residing in Youngstown ; a sales- 
man. 8. George Evan, born in Kane, May 14, 
1898; resides in Youngstown. 9. Maude, born 
November 15, 1900, in Kane. 

Mrs. Ellen (Ramsey) Sharp, mother of the 
above children, survives her husband and re- 
sides in Youngstown. her unmarried children 
making their home with her. She married 



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(second) M. O'Byrnc, of East Emporium, but 
separated from him because of friction over 
her children, Mr. O'Byrne not wishing to have 
them reside with him. 

{\I) Reuben Johnson, son of Robert C. 
and Ellen (Ramsey) Sharp, was born in War- 
ren, Pennsylvania'. June 21, 1879. He was 
educated in the jniblic schools and was gradu- 
ated at Kane high school, class of 1896. In 
September of that year he became clerk in the 
Kane postoffice, continuing until 1899 when he 
was appointed assistant postmaster. He was 
acting postmaster from May 18, 1909, until 
August I, 1909, then again assistant until June 
22, 1912, and since that time again acting post- 
master, October i, 1912. He is a 'capable 
official and a journalist of recognized ability, 
having for the past two years been one of the 
editorial writers of the Kane Daily Republican. 
He is president of the Kane fire departnient, 
member of the board of directors of the Kane 
Republican Publishing Company, state consul 
for Pennsylvania Modern Woodmen of Amer- 
ica, venerable consul of Kane Camp, No. 5728, 
of that order, serving his third consecutive 
term; grand knight of Kane Council, No. 715, 
Knights of Columbus, for three terms ; dele- 
gate to the state convention three years and in 
1908 national delegate to the Supreme Council 
that met in St. Louis, and in May, 1912, was 
a delegate to the state convention at Harris- 
burg, serving on the committee on resolutions. 
He organized Kane Assembly, Knights of 
Columbus, in 1909, was the first chairman and 
now is serving as "Active Faithful Admiral." 
He is one of the energetic, capable young busi- 
ness men of Kane and stands high in his com- 
munity. In 1912 he was one of the active 
workers that organized the Kane Board of 
Trade. He was elected a director of the board, 
and he was then elected secretary of the board. 
He is a member of the Roman Catholic church, 
and politically a Republican, and during the 
campaign of 1908 and 1910 was one of the 
regular staff of speakers on McKean county 
platforms. In June, 1910. he was a delegate 
to the state convention held in Harrisburg and 
at that convention was elected president of the 
Republican organization of the twenty-third 
senatorial district. 

He married, April 3, 1901, Laura Eliza 
Yount, born in Richardsville, Jefferson county, 
Pennsylvania. June 12, 1876; educated in the 
public school, entered the first class for nurses 
ever formed at Kane Summit Hospital, and 



was a member of the first class graduateil, fol- 
lowing her profession one year, until her mar- 
riage. She is the daughter of Jacob Yount, 
born in Clarion county, Pennsylvania. He 
was a lumberman on the Clarion river in the 
early days, but during the last fourteen years 
of his life hved with his son Samuel in Brock- 
port, Pennsylvania, being an invalid nearly that 
entire period. He died there in 1904. Ele mar- 
ried Eliza Wilson, born in county Donegal, 
Ireland, 1830, died in Brockport, December 8, 
1905. Their children: i. Samuel, a merchant 
and farmer of Brockport ; twice married and 
has a son Raymond. 2. Martha, married 
Thomas Chamberlain, a farmer, and resides in 
Pueblo, Pennsylvania. 3. James, a farmer of 
Richardsville, Pennsylvania. 4. John, in charge 
of the State (Toal and Iron Police at Ambridge, 
Pennsylvania. 5. Silas, postmaster, merchant 
and farmer at Pueblo, Pennsylvania. 6. George, 
a laborer, living in Elk county. 7. Laura Eliza, 
of previous mention. 8. Melvin, now steward 
of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club at Am- 
bridge, Pennsylvania ; married a ]\Iiss Wildow, 
adopted daughter of his brother Samuel. Chil- 
dren of Reuben J. and Laura Eliza Sharp, all 
born in Kane : Virginia, August 25, 1902 ; Paul 
Yount, August 13, 1903: Catherine, January 
17, 1905; Samuel, October 12, 1906; Mary 
Martha, August 25, 1912. 

The simplest and most natural 
\\'RIGHT explanation of this surname is 
that which makes it a name of 
occupation, nearly agreeing in meaning with 
the name Smith. It is said that smith was the 
general term for a worker in metals, whereas 
a Wright was one who worked in wood and 
other materials. As is usually the case with 
surnames, the "authorities" give widely differ- 
ing explanations, and anyone not satisfied with 
one interpretation has only to consult another 
dictionary. Both the simplicity of explanation 
and the frequent occurrence of the name give 
strong probability to the explanation here 
favored. 

Characteristics of the family are truth and 
honor. The word of a Wright would sooner 
be accepted than to believe most men on their 
oath. Rare executive ability, strong sense of 
justice, firmness combined with courtesy and 
affability, are other traits to which may be 
added patriotism, military ardor and a self- 
sacrificing spirit. Length of years have been 
rewards for upright living, and the \\'rights 



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have numbered many centenaries in their ranks. 
It is recorded of one that when an old man — 
in the neighborhood of ninety — he went out 
one day to mow with the young men, but sat 
down to weep when he found that he could 
not keep up with the others. The Wrights 
from the oldest to the youngest are noted for 
their honesty and uprightness in all their deal- 
ings. 

(I) Rensselaer Wright, the first member of 
this family about whom we have definite in- 
formation, was born in Delaware county, New 
York, died in 1884. Removing from New 
York state, he settled at Eldred, McKean 
county, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged 
in farming. He was also proprietor of a hotel, 
and largely interested in lumbering. Emphatic- 
ally a self-made man, he nevertheless deserved 
and held a high place among the representative 
men of his place and time. He was one of the 
first commissioners of McKean county, and 
in 1829 was elected sherifif of the county. In 
the course of his official career he went on 
horseback to Philadelphia, and brought back 
with him necessary funds for the erection of 
the first court house of the county. He and 
his wife were active members of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. He married Sarah Moore, 
who died in 1881. Children: i. James, de- 
ceased. 2. John, deceased ; married Editha 

— . 3. George, deceased. 4. Phelps, died 

in the west ; he was a farmer and local preacher. 
5. Nelson, died young ; his death being due to 
drowning. 6. Junius, deceased : married Eliz- 
abeth Moody. 7. Sally, deceased ; married Na- 
than Palmer. 8. Afartha, deceased ; married 
Edick Wright. 9. Maria, deceased ; married 
Waterbury Miller. 10. Charles C, of whom 
further. 11. . 

(II) Charles C, son of Rensselaer and 
Sarah (Moore) Wright, was born at Smeth- 
port, McKean county, Pennsylvania, in June, 
1829, died at Coleville, McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania, September 20, 1909. He was brought 
up and educated at Eldred. \\Tien he started 
in life for himself he settled at Cole Creek, 
Keating township, McKean county. Here he 
erected a steam saw mill, and was one of the 
leading lumbermen of McKean county. In 
politics and the questions of the day he was 
actively interested, and he upheld the prin- 
ciples of the Republican party. Both he and 
his wife were members of the Methodist Epis- 
copal church and active in its work. He mar- 
ried (first) Jerusha, daughter of Nathan and 



Tirzah (Knapp) Dennis, born in 1831, died at 
Moundsville, West \'irginia, in 1877, (second) 

in 1879, , daughter of Madison. 

James Dennis, father of Nathan Dennis, was 
a soldier in the revolution. He was captured 
by the Indians ; in three months' time he effect- 
ed his escape, but he died soon after reaching 
home, in consequence of the hardships which 
he had endured. Nathan Dennis was a soldier 
in the war of 1812. In 1822 he settled in Ceres 
(now Eldred) township, McKean county, 
Pennsylvania, where he cleared and improved 
two farms. He was also engaged in mercan- 
tile and hotel business, and was for thirty years 
postmaster at Allegany Bridge (now Eldred). 
He married Tirzah Knapp. Children of Na- 
than and Tirzah (Knapp) Dennis: i. George 
T., born at Masonville, Delaware county, New 
York, September 22, 1819; farmer, school 
teacher, veteran of the civil war ; since 1874 
he has been engaged in the manufacture of 
botanical remedies at Eldred ; he has been since 
1886 a licensed local preacher; a Republican 
and a Methodist; he married (first) March 
13, 1844, Mary Ann Crandall, (second) H. 
Eliza Barrett ; children, all by first wife : Ma- 
son G., Matthew N., Clark W., William B., 
Joseph B., Rosa P., married H. J. Doolittle; 
Matie, married William Boone. 2. Lucinda, 
married M. G. Knapp. 3. Susan, married 
Daniel Crandall. 4. James N. 5. Reuben, 
born at Eldred, August 27, 1826; farmer, 
lumberman, hotelkeeper at Eldred, where in 
1879 he erected the Central Hotel ; once com- 
missioner of McKean county ; he was a Dem- 
ocrat until 1856, then a Republican, but from 
1884 a Prohibitionist; he married (first) Ruth 
Barden, (second) Helen Beardsley, (third) 
Emma J. Belknap ; four children by first wife, 
two by second, two by third. 6. Lewis L. 7. 
Jerusha, married Charles C. Wright. 8. Jane, 
married Daniel Blanchard. 9. Washington. 
10. Martha, married Thaddeus Royce. 11. 
\'irtue, died at the age of six. Children of 
Charles C. and Jerusha (Dennis) Wright: i. 
Victor C, born in 1854, died at Sawyer City, 
Pennsylvania, in 1881 ; oil producer; married 
Estella Crandall; she now resides at Olean, 
New York ; no children. 2. James Burdette, 
of whom further. 3. William A., born in 1858, 
died at Olean, in 1893 '< ^ setter in saw mills ; 
married Celia Parrish, deceased ; one son, died 
at two years old. 4. Delano W., born in 1862; 
resides at Rew City, McKean county, Penn- 
sylvania ; oil producer ; married Ida Weiner ; 



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child, ^lautlc, born in 1884, married William 
Ward, they also reside at Rew City, where Mr. 
Ward is an oil well worker. 5. Lillian J., born 
in 1868; married Lewis Alaynard; they reside 
at Sumner, Illinois, and he is an oil well 
worker; children: Lewis, Clyde, Carl, Alary. 
6. Milton W., born in 1874; resides at Cole- 
ville, Pennsylvania; oil producer; married 
Anna Wright (not related); children: Carl, 
Leslie. 

(Ill) James Burdette, son of Charles C. 
and Jerusha (Dennis) Wright, was born at 
Coleville, September 4, 1856. There he received 
a public school education. As soon as he was 
of sufficient age, he began working for his 
father in the lumber business, and he worked 
with him until he was twenty-one. In 1877 
he bought si.xty acres of timber land at Cole- 
ville ; from this he cut the timber, had the logs 
sawed at his father's mill, and sold the lumber 
in the oil country. Two years later he bought 
from Henry Hamlin another piece of timber 
at McCord Hollow, and again he sold his 
manufactured products in the oil region. After 
this he bought a much larger tract at Farmer's 
\'alley and another, later, at Rexford. He 
manufactured the lumber until 1898, when he 
formed a partnership with D. H. Miller, under 
the firm name of Wright & Miller. They 
went to Xansen, Elk county, Pennsylvania, 
which was named by Mr. Wright in honor of 
the intrepid Arctic explorer, and here they con- 
ducted their business until 1910. The busi- 
ness having greatly increased, they built the 
Elk and Highland railroad. A large mill which 
they built was destroyed by fire, but they re- 
built. They cleared several thousand acres of 
timber, manufactured the lumber, and in two 
years shipped over twenty-five million feet of 
hemlock. Meanwhile, they had erected an- 
other mill at Springer, McKean county, which 
manufactured fifty thousand feet of hemlock 
per day. There they built about three miles 
of standard gauge railroad. Their next pur- 
chase was of nine thousand five hundred acres 
of timber in Cattaraugus county. New York, 
and there they built about seven miles of stand- 
ard guage railroad. This road was incorporated 
under the name of the Tunasassa and Brad- 
ford Railroad Company : Mr. Wright is a stock- 
holder and vice-president, and he holds the 
same office, with that of treasurer, in the Elk 
and Highland Railroad Company. Since 1896 
he has had his home at Kane, McKean county, 
and in the present year (1912) he has begun 



a wholesale lumber business at this place. For 
thirty-three years consecutively he has now 
been engaged in the manufacture of lumber. 
He is a stockholder and president of the Nan- 
sen Supply Company, stockholder and director 
in the Quaker Supply Company and in the 
Wright and Miller Company. He is a member 
of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, at 
Bradford, and of the Independent Order of 
Puritans, in Pittsburgh. He is a Republican 
and a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church. 

He married, January 9, 1877, Kate Helen, 
daughter of Alfred and Sythere (Snyder) 
Matteson, who was born at Bradford, Penn- 
sylvania, July 17, 1857. There she attended 
public school, and graduated in 1874 from the 
high school. Her father was a native of Penn- 
sylvania, a farmer at Bradford. In 1861 he 
enlisted in the Union army, and he was drown- 
ed in the James river in 1864. His widow was 
born at Sardinia, New York, May 27, 1829, 
and now resides at Coleville. Mrs. Wright is 
their only child. She is a member of the Lady 
Alaccabees, at Kane. Her church is the Meth- 
odist Episcopal. Child of James Burdette and 
Kate Helen ( Matteson) Wright: Isabelle. born 
at Coleville, October 18, 1879; married Henry 
Curtis; they reside in Pittsburgh, and he is 
superintendent of a telephone company ; they 
have one son, Lester, born at Kane, June 4, 
1900. 



The earliest records 
HURLEY-B.A_RRY obtainable of the Hur- 
ley family in Ireland 
are found in county Cork, where Grandfather 
Hurley in 1785 was thrown from a horse and 
instantly killed. He married Johanna Brickley, 
born in county Cork, Ireland, who soon after 
her husband's death came to the ITnited States 
and died in Boston, Massachusetts, three 
months after landing. They were born Roman 
Catholics, which is still the family faith. They 
had two children, one of whom was Jerry, of 
whom further. 

f II) Jerry, son of Grandfather and Johanna 
C Brickley) Hurley, was born in Skebreen. 
Ireland, died there in 1876. He was educated 
in the public schools and always followed the 
occupation of a farmer. FTe married Ellen 
Sullivan, born in county Cork, February, 1817, 
died there in 1882, daughter of Daniel Sulli- 
van, a farmer and commission merchant of 
Cork, born in 1775, died in 1867. Children of 



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Daniel Sullivan: i. Alary, lives in London, 
England. 2. Katherine. 3. Dennis, served in 
the English army, died in county Cork, Ire- 
land; he married and had a son Dennis, who 
died when ten years of age, and a daughter 
now living in London, England. 4. Daniel, a 
coachman for the wealthy Townsend family ; 

married Johanna , and lives in county 

Cork, Ireland. 5. Townsend. 6. Ellen, of 
previous mention. Children of Jerry and Ellen 
(Sullivan) Hurley, all born in county Cork, 
Ireland: i. Mary, deceased; married Thomas 
Rose, a native of England, holding a govern- 
ment position ; they had thirteen sons and one 
daughter. 2. Jeremiah, married and has chil- 
dren ; he is living in England. 3. Dennis, acci- 
dentally killed when only twelve years of age. 
4. Ellen, died young, as did her younger 
sister. 5. Katherine. 6. John. 7. Ellen, of 
whom further. 8. Margaret, born in county 
Cork, Ireland, 1859 ; married David Barry, a 
native of Ireland, who became an oil producer 
of Pennsylvania; she lives in Buffalo, New 
York ; children : Mary, Margaret and Frances, 
all living at home. 

(Ill) Ellen, seventh child of Jerry and 
Ellen (Sullivan) Hurley, was born in Ske- 
breen, county Cork, Ireland, October i, 1856. 
She was educated in the public schools of her 
native country, and in 1872 came to America. 
She married, December 18, 1873, at Allegheny, 
Pennsylvania, John Barry, born in county 
Cork, Ireland, May 12, 1846, died in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, February 14, 1904, son of 
Thomas Barry, born in county Cork, Ireland, 

1817, died there May, 1894. Thomas Barry's 
father was originally a native of England and 
an officer in the English army. Thomas Barry 
married Johanna Darley, born in county Cork, 

1818, died there April, 1905, and had issue: 
I. John, of whom further. 2. Richard, born in 
county Cork, Ireland, 1848; emigrated to the 
United States, in i860, and became an oil pro- 
ducer : he married Ellen Walsh, in Smethport, 
Pennsylvania, and now lives in Coleville, Mc- 
Kean county, Pennsylvania ; children : i. Wil- 
liam, a physician of Philadelphia ; ii. Agnes, 
married Leo Herzog, a miller of Smethport, 
Pennsylvania, and has one child, Virginia, born 
in 1910; iii. Anna, a school teacher of Pitts- 
burgh, Pennsylvania ; iv. Edward ; v. Alice ; vi. 
Frank: the last three live on farms in Cole- 
ville, Pennsylvania. 3. Katherine, born in 
county Cork, Ireland, 1851. died there in 1898: 
she married Connors, a farmer; chil- 



dren : John, lives in New York City ; Charles ; 
Anne ; Mary ; Katherine. 4. Ellen, twin of 
Katherine, died in county Cork. 5. David, 
born in county Cork, Ireland, 1854, died in 
Buffalo, New York, June 5, 1910; an oil well 
worker ; married Margaret Hurley, of previ- 
ous mention. 6. Thomas, born in county Cork, 
Ireland, 1856; is pensioned by the government, 
having been sergeant of police for many years ; 
he married and has : Nora ; Thomas ; Edward ; 
James ; Richard ; Patrick ; and a boy ; all living 
in Cork, Ireland. 7. Mary, born in county 

Cork, Ireland, 1858; married Mahoney 

and lives on a farm; they have six children. 
8. Edward, born in county Cork, Ireland, 1861, 
where he died, 1907 ; a farmer. 

John Barry obtained his education in the 
public schools, and when he was eighteen years 
of age immigrated to the United States and 
was employed on a farm in Rome, New York, 
for two years, later coming to Erie, Pennsyl- 
vania, and obtaining a position in the freight 
department of the Lake Shore railroad. All 
his savings were invested in the oil fields, so 
he soon gave up his situation at Erie, going to 
Westmoreland county, where he was driller 
and part owner of the first oil well opened in 
the county. Later he drilled one of the first 
wells of the "Gas City," a venture which 
proved to be such a great success that he 
formed the firm of Barry & Shirk to further 
develop the resources of that region. His oper- 
ations were uniformly successful, and he pros- 
pered to such an extent that at his death the 
value of his estate was estimated at a million 
dollars. This was indeed a marvelous achieve- 
ment for a penniless immigrant and farm hand. 
The secret, however, of his great success lay 
not in any lucky turn of the wheel of fortune, 
but in his frugality and saving habits in early 
years, his pluck and strength of character, his 
determination to succeed, characteristics, which 
if rightly and honestly directed, cannot fail to 
batter down all obstacles, and enable the pos- 
sessor to reach those heights which only the 
most deserving can attain. He was an excel- 
lent conversationalist, possessed of a keen wit 
and ready tongue. His power in dealing with 
and handling men was due largely to his ability 
to determine their moods, and his tact in deal- 
ing with them. He belonged to the United 
Workmen of America, and other societies. 
Children of John and Ellen (Hurley) Barry: 
I. Thomas, born in Millerstown (now Chicora), 
Bntler county, Pennsylvania, October 23, 1874; 





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a lumbcniian : married Laura .Mc.Manii, from 
Bradford, and lives in Illinois; children: i. 
\'erna, born August 9, i8y8; ii. Helen, born 
November, 1900; iii. Thomas, born July, 1902; 
iv. Margaret, born February, 1905, died young; 
V. Margaret, born May 5, 1906, died Novem- 
ber, 191 1. 2. Edward David, born in Millers- 
town (Chicora), Pennsylvania, May 10, 1876; 
an oil producer in Bradford, Pennsylvania; 
married, October 18, 1905, Emma Allen, born 
in Derrick City, Pennsylvania, February 23, 
1882; children: i. Mary Josephine, born in 
Bradford, Pennsylvania, May 30, 1907; ii. 
Helen Gertrude, born in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 24, 1909; iii. Frances Elizabeth, 
born July 2, 1912. 3. Nora Ellen, born in 
Millerstown (Chicora), Pennsylvania, March 
II. 1878; married Peter A. Nash, born in 
Crawford county, Pennsylvania, now engineer 
in a horseshoe factory in Erie, Pennsylvania; 
children : i. John Barry, born in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, November 18, 1907; ii. Mary 
Catherine, born in Bradford^ Pennsylvania, 
September 16, 1909. 4. Mary Margaret, born 
in Coleville, Pennsylvania, October 7, 1882 ; 
married James Donavan and lives at Duquesne, 
Pennsylvania. 5. James Richard, born in Cole- 
ville, Pennsylvania, October 22, 1884; an elec- 
trical contractor; married Margaret Warren 
from \\'inona, ^lichigan : son, James Warren, 
born September 11, 1909. 6. Ale.xanrler, born 
in Coleville, Pennsylvania, March 15, 1886, 
died August 25, 1888. 7. Francis Joseph, born 
in Bradford, Pennsylvania, January 24, 1891 ; 
attends college in Allegany, New York. 8. 
John Clarence, born in Bradford. Pennsyl- 
vania, April 3. 1893 ; an oil producer in Brad- 
ford. 9. George Albert, born in Bradford, 
February 12, 1895, where he attends school. 
10. Leo Alphonso, born in Bradford, Pennsyl- 
vania, December 9, 1897. 



The name of Williams is 
WILLIAMS very ancient and probably 

extends throughout the civil- 
ized world. Most of the original members of 
the family were doubtless of ^^'elsh extraction. 
They form a large part of the principality of 
\\'ales in Englanl, somewhat like the O's in 
Ireland and the Mac's in Scotland. "Burke's 
Peerage" says of Sir Robert Williams, the ninth 
baronet of the house of Williams of Penryhn, 
that "His family is lineally descended from 
Marchudel of Cynn, Lord' of Abergelen in 
Denbighshire, of one of the fifteen tribes of 



North Wales, who lived in tlie time of Roderic 
Mann (Roderic the Great) King of the Britons, 
about the year 849. From him was descended 
the royal iiouse of Tudor. The lineage of 
Marchudel is traced from Brutus the first King 
of the Britons." 

The family is one of the most notable in 
New England, where over forty families of 
the name settled before 1700. The branch 
herein recorded springs from the Connecticut 
family located at Lebanon, who descend from 
Rev. Solomon Williams, D. D., of Lebanon, 
who was a half-brother of Elisha Williams, of 
Wethersfield, born in Hatfield, August 24, 
1694, son of William Williams. The founder 
of the family in Pennsylvania is Shuabel Wil- 
liams, who is the grandfather of George D. 
Williams, of Bradford, Pennsylvania. 

(I) Shuabel Williams was born in Lebanon, 
Connecticut, died in Ararat, Susquehanna 
county, Pennsylvania, May 14, 1867, after a 
residence in the latter town of fifty-five years. 
He was an old man at the time of his death, 
had been a pillar of the Methodist Episcopal 
church for over a half a century; cast his first 
presidential vote for Thomas Jefferson, and 
his last for Abraham Lincoln. He was a 
farmer by occupation, both in Connecticut and 
in Pennsylvania. He moved to Ararat, Susque- 
hanna county, Pennsylvania, where he was 
engaged in farming until his death. He set- 
tled in Ararat, in Sqjtember, 1812, going there 
from Lebanon, Connecticut, with his wife and 
one child. He and his wife were of the num- 
ber who first united to sustain the gospel there, 
and for over fifty years nearly every Sunday 
he could be found in his seat at church. He 

married , who died in Ararat, October 

10, 1871. Children: i. Samuel, died in Bing- 
hamton, New York; married and had a fam- 
ily ; his son, Wellington W., was station master 
in Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania, for 
twenty years, then was transferred to Bing- 
hamton. 2. Oliver, died in the west ; married. 
3. Ralph, of whom further. 4. Sherman, died 
in Ararat, Pennsylvania ; a farmer ; married 
Miss West, of Susquehanna county; children: 
Emeret, deceased ; Dwight, deceased ; Judson, 
lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. Jane, died 
in Ararat : married Jones West, deceased, a 
farmer ; children : Melissa ; Abbie, resides on 
the old homestead ; Emerson, lives in Scranton. 
6. A daughter, died in Ararat; married David 
.Avery, of Susquehanna county, a farmer; chil- 
dren: Eli, died in .Ararat: .Albert, living in the 



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west ; Olive, married Peter Dunn, and lives in 
Ararat; Susan, married Clarence Mumford, 
and lives in Starrucca, Pennsylvania ; Ada, de- 
ceased; a daughter. 

(II) Ralph, son of Shuabel Williams, was 
born in Ararat, Pennsylvania, September 8, 
1822, died in the hospital at Suffolk, Virginia, 
February i, 1863. He was educated in the 
public school and became a farmer of the town 
of Thompson, Susquehanna county, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was a Republican in politics, serv- 
ing as constable and tax collector of the town- 
ship. He was a soldier of the civil war, serv- 
ing in Company E, One Hundred and Seventy- 
seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, and 
was confined in the hospital at Suffolk, \'ir- 
ginia, where he died of typhoid fever. He was 
an active official member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, his wife also being a mem- 
ber. He married (first) in Lebanon, Connecti- 
cut, September 3, 1848, Abbie E. Davis, born 
there ^larch 12, 1831, died in Thompson, Penn- 
sylvania, x-^pril 12, i860. She was the daugh- 
ter of Daniel Davis, a farmer of Connecticut 
and New York. He died in the town of 
Napoli, Chautauqua county, New York, about 
1865, aged sixty-nine years. His wife, Han- 
nah Holland, born in Rhode Island, died in 
Napoli, in 1873, aged seventy-five years. Han- 
nah Holland had three brothers: i. Nicholas, 
a farmer, died in Napoli ; married Lydia Pierce 
and left a daughter. 2. Weager, died in Rhode 
Island ; a farmer ; married a Miss Gardner ; 
children: John, living in Wakefield, Rhode 
Island ; Lillian, living in Randolph, New York ; 
Abbie, living in Wakefield. No record of the 
third brother. 

Ralph Williams married (second) Septem- 
ber, i860, Lydia E. Wright: no issue. Chil- 
dren of Ralph Williams and his first wife; i. 
Chauncey, born in Lebanon, Connecticut, De- 
cember 29, 1849, died in Brooklyn, New York, 
March 9, 1907; a carpenter; married Mary 
Ann Gardner, born in Rhode Island ; children : 
i. Fannie A., born October, 1876; a teacher in 
the Pennsylvania State Normal School at Clar- 
ion ; unmarried, ii. Rodney Ralph, born 1881 ; 
a practicing physician of Binghamton, Sew 
York: unmarried. 2. George Davis, of whom 
further. 3. Mary E., born in Lebanon, Con- 
necticut, October 3, 1854, died in Napoli, New 
York. August 3, i860. 

(Ill) George Davis, son of Ralph Williams 
and his first wife, Abbie E. Davis, was born 
in Lebanon, Connecticut, November 3, 1851. 



His parents moved to Susquehanna county, 
Pennsylvania, in 1856, settling in Thompson 
township, where he attended the public school. 
After the death of his mother in i860 he went 
to relatives in Napoli, New York, where he 
completed his education in Chamberlain Insti- 
tute. After leaving the institute he began 
work on a farm in Conewango, Cattaraugus 
county, continuing one year, and working the 
following two years in the creameries and 
cheese factories of Conewango. In 1874 he 
began working in the cheese factory at Elm 
Creek, Cattaraugus county, and in 1875 in asso- 
ciation with his brother Chauncey, he purchased 
the plant. They continued together in success- 
ful business for two years, then George D. 
purchased Chauncey's interest and alone con- 
ducted the cheese-making business until 1888. 
In the spring of that year he was sent to Kan- 
sas as superintendent of a creamery and cheese 
factory there. Six months later he sold his 
Elm Creek factory, and in the spring of 1890 
returned to Cattaraugus county, working as 
clerk in the store of F. W. Adams, at East 
Randolph. In the autumn of 1890 he moved 
to Bradford, forming a partnership with Eu- 
gene J. Boyle, and until 1900 conducted a suc- 
cessful grocery business under the firm name 
of Boyle & Williams. Since 1900 the firm has 
been manufacturing table syrups and confec- 
tionery, and has won an assured position in 
the market. Mr. Williams is also vice-presi- 
dent and treasurer of the Eagle Oil Company. 
He is a Republican in politics, and while in 
New York was tax collector for the town of 
Conewango, and for two terms was assessor. 
In religious faith he is a Presbyterian. He is 
a member of the Heptasophs and Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows of Bradford, and the 
I'nited Commercial Travelers' Association of 
America. His club is the Merchants. 

He married, February 19, 1876, Emir Belle 
Helmes. born in East Randolph, Cattaraugus 
county. New York, March 21, 1853. She was 
educated in the public schools, finishing with a 
course at Chamberlain Institute. She is a 
member of the Presbyterian church. Her 
father, Chauncey C. Helmes, was born near 
Rochester, New York, and was one of the pio- 
neer merchants and farmers of his section of 
Monroe county. He died in East Randolph, 
January, 1859. He married (first) Sabina 
Jeffords, born near Rochester, New York, July 
31, 1803, died in Randolph, January 4. 1848. 
Children of Chauncey C. Helmes, all born in 



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2oy 



East Randolph: i. Saphrona. boiii February 
16, 1825, died in Ohio ; married Samuel Eggles- 
ton, in Randolph, New York, also deceased, a 
blacksmith; children, all living in Ohio: Mary, 
Sharp, Clyde and Legrand. 2. Cornelia, born 
February 10, 1827, died March 8, 1843, in Ran- 
dolph ; unmarried. 3. Mary, born February 3, 
1830, died in Randolph, May 22, 1848; married 
Charles Hubbard, a blacksmith: no issue. 4. 
Cieorge \V., born January 29, 1832: enlisted in 
the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Regiment 
\e\v York Infantry, and was one of the many 
'"missing" when the roll was called after the 
battle of Chancellorsville ; unmarried. 5. Deli- 
lah, born May 6, 1838 ; lives in East Randolph ; 
unmarrie'l. 6. Charles H., born September 2, 
1840: enlisted in Ninth Regiment New York 
Cavalry, serving three years ; now living in 
East Randolph : a painter : child : Walter, born 
September 19, 1842. 7. Eliza, born September 
19. 1842 : married her cousin, Adelbert Helmes, 
deceased, a decorator, whom she survives, a 
resident of East Randolph ; child, Claire, also 
living there. 8. James, born January 12, 1846; 
a veteran of the civil war, serving in the One 
Hundred and Fifty- fourth Regiment New 
York \"olunteer Infantry ; now living in East 
Randolph: he married (first) Susan Curtis, 
(second) the widow of Byron Helmes: no 
issue ; children of first marriage : Nellie, living 
in Tionesta, Pennsylvania ; Chauncey and Lee. 
9. John C, born January 4, 1848: married 
Luella Sloan, of Salamanca, New York, and 
resides in East Randolph, a blacksmith : chil- 
dren : Floyd, deceased, and George, living at 
Frecks Mills. New York. Chauncey C. Helmes 
married (second) January, 1849, i" East Ran- 
dolph, Laura A. Hovey, born October 21, 1821, 
in W^arsaw, New York, died in Bradford. De- 
cember 17, 1905 ; two children. 10. Mary, 
born July 20, 1850; educated at Chamberlain 
Institute, Randolph ; now residing in Bradford ; 
a member of the Presbyterian church : unmar- 
ried. II. Emir Belle, of previous mention; 
wife of George Davis Williams. Chauncey C. 
was a son of Robert Helmes, who died July 
22, 1844, in East Randolph, a farmer. His 
wife Betsey died January 29, 1853, ^t a good 
old age. 

Children of Robert Helmes, all born in East 
Randolph. New York: i. .Mbert, died in East 
Randolph; a farmer and general merchant; 
married (first) a Miss JefTords, (second) a 
Miss Harding, f third) "a Miss Longstreet; 



children of first wife: Mortimer, Emily and 
Rumina ; children of second wife: Eunice, 
Accna ar.d Mary Ann; children of third wife: 
Adelbert, Gaylord and Cordelia. 2. Robert, 
died in Aladison, Wisconsin ; a farmer ; mar- 
ried Jane Benson ; children : Robert, Lyman, 
Abraham and others. 3. Homer, died in Madi- 
son, Wisconsin; a farmer; married Alelinda 
Hovey; children: Frank, Virgil, Laura, Mary, 
Helen and Robert. 4. Chauncey C, of previ- 
ous mention; father of Mrs. George Davis 
Williams. 5. Millie, died at East Randolph ; 
married John Benson, a farmer ; children : 
Marcus, Van, Matilda, Sophrona and Maria. 
6. Sarah, died in East Randolph ; married Dan- 
iel Dixon ; children : Charles, Daniel, Henry, 
Homer, Eliza and Andrew. 7. Aurelia, died 
in East Randolph ; married William Foy ; no 
issue. 8. Henry, died in Wisconsin ; a farmer ; 
married Caroline Kingsley, and left issue. 9. 
Salina, died in East Randolph ; married Wil- 
liam Calhoun, a railroad employee ; children : 
Agnes, Marian, John, Thaddeus, William, 
Eliza and others. 

Laura A. Hovey (second wife of Chauncey 
C, and mother of Mrs. George Davis Wil- 
liams ) was a daughter of Ziba Hovey, whose 
father was born in Mansfield. Connecticut, in 
1747. He moved to Warsaw, New York, in 
1804, died April 24, 1820, leaving issue: Orra, 
Simeon, Gordon, John, Luel, Theodora, Ziba 
(see forward), Eliphalet, .-Vlvin. Lura and 
Tina. 

Ziba Hovey was born in Connecticut, lived 
in Warsaw, New York, and spent his latter 
years in East Randolph on his farm, where he 
died a very old man. He married Sophia Met- 
calf, born in New Hampshire, died in Ran- 
dolph, very old. Children, all born in War- 
saw, New York: i. Jackson, died in Iowa; a 
farmer; married and left issue. 2. Ziba (2), 
died in East Randolph ; a carpenter ; married 
Charlotte North, of Cattaraugus county ; chil- 
dren : Horace, Laura and Richard. 3. Frank- 
lin, died in East Randolph ; a lumberman ; mar- 
ried Harriet Hall; children: Delia, Nelly and 
Kitty. 4. Lafayette, now living at CoW Spring, 
New York ; a carpenter and farmer ; married 
Lovisa Case, deceased : children : Carrie, Ferdi- 
nand and Nettie. 5. Emily, now living near 
East Randolph ; married Daniel Spalding, a 
farmer, deceased ; children : Betsey, Sarah, 
Emma. Keziah and Sophia. 6. Melinda. died in 
Madison, \\'isconsin ; married Homer Helmes ; 



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no issue. 7. Laura A., of previous mention. 

8. Clarissa, died at Cold Spring, New York; 
married (first) John Helmes ; child, Orphelia ; 
married (second) a Mr. Town; child, Diette. 

9. Amelia, died in Nashua, Iowa ; married 
Erastus Rathbone, born in Canada, a cooper ; 
children : Frank, Belle, Grace, Charles and 
Dolly. 

Children of George Davis Williams: i. Mar- 
guerite Louise, born in East Randolph, New 
York, November 18, 1890, died in Bradford, 
Pennsylvania, January 18, 1893. 2. Lawrence 
George, born in Bradford, October 31, 1895; 
now a student in high school. 



A family of this name in 

CAMPBELL Scotland can be traced to the 
beginning of the fifth cen- 
tury, and the name has become one of promi- 
ence, especially in military affairs. At Bal- 
haldie, Scotland, there is an old church, whose 
churchyard can never be sold and in which no 
one not a Campbell can ever be buried. 

(I) Prince Campbell, the first member of 
this family about whom we have definite in- 
formation, was a Scottish Jacobite, and was 
therefore exiled with his wife to France. He 
married Lady Elizabeth Stewart. Children : 
I. Patrick, commissary for the British army; 
bought cattle all over the world to supply the 
army ; stock farmer at Perth, Scotland ; re- 
moved to Australia ; he died, leaving a fortune 
of half a million pounds in the Bank of Eng- 
land, besides real estate ; although this should 
belong to the Campbell family, it cannot be 
claimed, as the letters of proof have been 
destroyed by fire. 2. Dougall, of whom fur- 
ther. 

(H) Dougall, son of Prince and Lady Eliz- 
abeth (Stewart) Campbell, was private secre- 
tary to the Duke of Richmond. He became 
captain of the old Forty-second Highlanders, 
known as the "Black Watch." This company 
was disbanded after the Ashburton treaty, and 
officers and men received grants of land in 
New Brunswick, Canada ; Captain Dougall 
Campbell received one thousand acres. He 
married Drummond. Children : Alex- 
ander, of whom further ; Patrick, married Ann 

Ross Monroe ; Ludlow, married Sarah ; 

Jacobina, engaged to Sir Colin Campbell ; Ann. 

(in) Alexander, son of Captain Dougall and 
(Drummond) Campbell, married Caro- 
lina Frederica Hoffman. Children : Thomas 
Dougall, married Margaret IMcCloud ; Alex- 



ander Neil, of whom further; Patrick Wir- 
tle ; Carolina Frederica, married George Arm- 
strong; Mary, married W. J. Shaw; Ludlow; 
Richard, married Susan Morley ; Jacobina, 
married James Moore; Edwin Jacob, married 
Eliza Shaw ; Frederick, died young. 

( IV) Alexander Neil, son of Alexander and 
Carolina Frederica Hoffman, was born at Tay- 
mouth. New Brunswick, November 29, 1820, 
died at Bradford, Ontario, January 22, 1877. 
He was a lumberman in Canada and Maine. 
He was a member of the Church of England. 
He married (first) Mary Ann Casey; she also 
was a member of the Church of England, (sec- 
ond) Alary Jane Arnold. Children, all by first 
marriage: I. Collin Drummond, born at Tay- 
mouth, May 8, 1844, died at Mount Jewett, 
Pennsylvania, in 1894; hotelkeeper; married 
I'rancis Nogar; she now resides at Mount 
Jewett, and keeps the Hotel Campbell; chil- 
dren : Linna ; Frederica ; Alexander, deceased ; 
John ; William ; Frances, deceased ; Huston. 
2. Randolph McGibbon, of whom further. 3. 
.\llen Douglas, born at Taymouth, January 21, 
1848, died at Elmira, New Y'ork ; machinist; 
married Elsie J. Ames; she resides in Elmira; 
children : Daisy, Elsie, Anna, Arthur. 4. Fred- 
erick Alexander, born at Stanley, New Bruns- 
wick, June 8, 1850; grocer; lives at Winnipeg, 
Manitoba ; married Janet MacDonald ; chil- 
dren : Mary P., MacDonald, Lillias, Duncan, 
Randolph, Kathleen, Kenneth. 5. Arthur Ed- 
win, born in Aroostook county, Maine, Febru- 
ary I, 1853, died in Chicago; band saw filer; 
unmarried. 

( \') Randolph McGibbon, son of Alexander 
Neil and Mary Ann (Casey) Campbell, was 
born at Taymouth, February 11. 1846, died at 
Kane, McKean county, Pennsylvania, Novem- 
ber 22, 1892. At that place he had at the time 
of his death been assistant railroad yardmaster 
for twenty-three years. In the civil war he 
enlisted in Company A. One Hundred and 
Sixty-ninth New York Volunteer Infantry; 
for about one and one-half years he was in 
the Army of the Potomac, about Richmond, 
but he was stationed at Raleigh, North Caro- 
lina, at the time of Lee's surrender. In polit- 
ical and civic affairs he was prominent ; he was 
a Republican, and held the offices of school 
director and tax collector. He married Laura 
Clementia,born at Springfield, Bradford county, 
Pennsylvania, October 30, 1845, "ow resides at 
Kane, daughter of John D. and Emily fStacey) 
Leonard. Springfield, Bradford county, Penn- 



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sylvania, was named after Springfield, Alassa- 
chusetts, because a majority of its inhabitants 
came from that city. In June, 1803, Austin 
and Ezekiel Leonard came from West Spring- 
field, Massachusetts, under the auspices of the 
Susijuehanna Company, to make a home in 
Northern Pennsylvania. John D. Leonard was 
born at Springfield, Pennsylvania, February 
3. 1816, and was one of the first settlers of 
Kane. At the time of his death, July 14, 1888, 
he was" with one exception the oldest citizen 
of the borough. Here he was a merchant, 
although he had retired from business life be- 
fore his death, and for twenty-one years he 
was postmaster, holding this position until 
February 22, 1886. He married (first) Emily 
Stacey, who died