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J. B. MacHesney

J. B. MACHESNEY, merchant and postmaster, Perry, was born in Franklin, Penn., September 9, 1853, and is a son of Samuel and Hannah W. (Shugert) Machesney, natives of Centre county, Penn. The father, who was a civil engineer by profession, located, about 1855, in Harmony township, where he followed his profession until the breaking out of the Civil war, when he enlisted in Company F, Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was promoted from time to time until he reached the first lieutenancy of his company, and in 1864 died of disease contracted while in the service. He had four children who grew to maturity: Anna E. (Mrs. J. O. Ross), Fred O., Joseph B. and Thomas B.. J. B. Machesney was reared in Harmony township, and educated in the common schools. He began life as clerk in a general store, where he remained more or less for several years, and May 1, 1879, he embarked in general merchandise business, at Neillsburg in which he has since been successfully engaged. He married, in 1880, Kate E., daughter of John and Anna (Byrd) Woodcock, of Harmony township, and they have two children: Clyde J. and Ralph. Mr. Machesney in politics is a Republican, and has been postmaster of Perry since 1879.

Source: Page(s) 948, 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 December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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