JOSIAH NEILL, farmer, P. O. Perry, was born in what is now Harmony township, Forest Co., Penn., March 6, 1842, and is a son of Isaac and Mary (McCaslin) Neill. His paternal grandfather was William Neill, and his maternal grandfather was James McCaslin, both pioneers of what is now Harmony township, Forest county, and Allegheny township, Venango county, and both veterans of the war of 1812. William Neill, who was a farmer, cleared a large tract of land, kept a hotel, and was a prominent and representative citizen of his day. His children were John, Isaac, Robert, Thomas, William, James, Jane (Mrs. James Neill), Ann (Mrs. William Patterson) and Hannah (Mrs. James McCaslin). Isaac Neill was a farmer, and cleared the farm occupied by the subject of this sketch, where he died. His children were Jane (Mrs. Jesse Burchfield), James, William H., Anna (Mrs. Robert Cochran), John, Josiah and Lou. Josiah Neill was reared in his native township, and at his father's death succeeded to the homestead, where he now resides. He married, December 23, 1886, Letha B., daughter of B. C. Scott, of Harmony township and they have one son, Roy. Politically Mr. Neill is a Democrat.
Source: Page(s) 948-949, 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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