CHARLES HUNTER, toll-keeper, Tionesta Bridge Company, Tionesta, was born in Tionesta, Forest Co., Penn. , June 16, 1859, and is a son of George S. and Adaline (Scott) Hunter. His paternal grandparents were William and Sarah (Range) Hunter, former of whom was a son of Poland Hunter, a native of Ireland, who was among the first settlers of what is now Tionesta, and erected the first grist-mill in the limits of what is now Forest county, on the site of the present one erected by his son, William Hunter. His children were David, Andrew, John, William and Margaret (Mrs. Annanias Dustin). William Hunter followed the occupation of miller until his death; he was the father of sixteen children, of whom twelve grew tp maturity: Jane (Mrs. William Siggins), John, Ann (Mrs. Jacob Range), William, Margaret (Mrs. Marvin Abbott), Sarah (Mrs. C. H. Church), George S., Martha (Mrs. Nelson G, Ball), James, Hannah (Mrs. Andrew McCray), Ellen (Mrs. John Alstand) and Moses. Of these George S. Hunter was reared in Tionesta, where he resided until his death, and was extensively engaged in lumbering, milling and general merchandise business. He developed considerable oil territory in Forest county, and for many years was the owner of the ferry between Tionesta and the depot, and was the projector and builder of the present substantial bridge across the Allegheny river at that point. By his wife, who was a daughter of John and Evaline (Brookmyer) Scott, of Franklin, Penn., he had six children: Edgar, Charles, Carrie (Mrs. Edward Sanner), William, John and Nellie. He died on April 8, 1885, at the age of sixty years. His second son, Charles, the subject of this sketch, was reared in Tionesta, and has held his present positionfive years. He married, June 29, 1887, Emma, daughter of George W. and Nellie (Robinson) Sawyer, of Tionesta. Mr. Hunter is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the I.O.O.F. In politics he is a Democrat.
Source: Page(s) 934, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
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