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George W. Sawyer

GEORGE W. SAWYER, carpenter and joiner, and sheriff of Forest county, Tionesta, who was born in Charlestown, Mass., January 24, 1838, is a son of Seth and Susan (Frost) Sawyer, and is of Puritan stock. He was reared and educated in his native city, and at the age of seventeen years located in Piqua, Ohio, where he served an apprenticeship of two years at the carpenter's trade; then removed to Illinois where he served other two years. He then returned to Massachusetts, working at his trade as a journeyman until the breaking out of the Civil war, when, in April, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, First Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. In the spring of 1865 he located in Tidioute, Penn., and in the fall of same year settled in Tionesta, where he has since resided, and where he has done extensive business as a carpenter and builder, having erected nearly all of the principal residences and public buildings of Tionesta. His wife was Nellie E., daughter of Henry and Myra (Haynes) Robinson, of Concord, Mass., and by her he has two children living: Anna F. (Mrs. John T. Carson) and Emma J. (Mrs. Charles Hunter.) Mr. Sawyer is a prominent member of the I. O. O. F. and A. O. U. W. He has held many of the local offices of Tionesta; is chief of the fire department; was elected sheriff of Forest county in the fall of 1887; is a Republican in politics, and was chairman of the Republican county committee, 1888.

Source: Page(s) 939-940, 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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