George W Jamieson

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GEORGE W. JAMIESON, present supervisor of Rayburn township, Armstrong county, has lived at his home there since 1865, having come to this locality when a boy with his father, Cassillis Jamieson. His grandfather, Q. Jamieson, came to this country from Scotland, bringing his family, and they settled in Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa., where grandfather Jamieson followed farming the rest of his days. He was a quiet man, and though he sympathized with the Democratic party took no part in politics or public affairs and never aspired to office. He belonged to the Presbyterian Church. His children were Cassillis, Gilbert, William, John and Sophia.

Cassillis Jamieson was born in Scotland Feb. 2, 1811. He lived at Tionesta, Forest county, until his removal to Armstrong county in the spring of 1865, when he settled on the tract of 126 acres still occupied by his son George. The place was mostly in the woods at that time, and a small house and log barn were about the only improvements it could boast. Mr. Jamieson lived to see the whole tract cleared and under cultivation, and many improvements were made thereon in his time. He died Sept. 14, 1885. Like his father he was a Democrat in politics and a Presbyterian in religion. He never held any public position. On Sept. 10, 1840, he married Mary Shaw, who was born May 17, 1821, and died Sept. 23, 1902. Their children were born as follows: Catherine, Sept. 27, 1841; Quinton, March 16, 1843; John J., Aug. 22, 1846 (died July 19, 1848); Sophia, Dec. 31, 1844 (died July 25, 1848); Janet, May 9, 1848; Wilbur, May 23, 1850; James, Oct. 17, 1852; Robert, April 12, 1855; George W., Sept. 18, 1858.

George W. Jamieson, born Sept. 18, 1858 at Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa., passed his early life at his native place and came to Rayburn township, Armstrong Co., Pa., with his father in the spring of 1865. Here he has continued to make his home to the present time, engaged in farming. He has been an enterprising worker, and his well-directed labors have brought him prosperity. His land has been devoted to general farming, and the farm under his management has become a valuable piece of property. Mr. Jamieson takes an interested in the public welfare and does his share in looking after the affairs of the community, at present filling the office of supervisor. He is associated with the Democratic party in politics, and like the family in general has attended the Presbyterian Church.

In 1884 Mr. Jamieson married Harriet M. Reed, who was born Nov. 1, 1859, and they have a family of six children, namely: Mary M. born June 15, 1885, is the wife of H. Stover, of Rayburn township, a railroad man, and his four children, George, Hattie, Clarence and Norman; James W., born Feb. 22. 1887, a resident of Rayburn township, married Elsie Lloyd, and has one child, George W.; Jennie C. was born Sept. 30, 1891; Leonard E., Feb. 19, 1894; Wayne E., June 17, 1896; and Clara A., Jan. 23, 1900.

Source: Pages 919-920, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Jeffrey Bish for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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