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James B. Muse

JAMES B. MUSE, son of John S. and Sarah (Walters) Muse, was born at Franklin, Venango Co., Penn., May 4, 1860. His father, a native of Mercer county, still resides at Franklin, and his mother, a native of Newmansville, Clarion county, died about, 1861. James B. Muse received his education in the schools of Franklin, and at the age of eighteen years, along with James B. Borland of The Evening News of Franklin, established that paper, February 18, 1878. For three years he was connected with the News, and in November, 1882, came to Tionesta, taking a position on the Commonwealth.. On August 1, 1885, as related in the press chapter, he became part owner of the old Commonwealth office, and established the Democratic Vindicator. The Muse family are pioneers of Mercer county and John S. Muse, of Venango, emigrating from Delaware to Pennsylvania about the period of the Revolution.

Source: Page(s) 937, 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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