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Silas J. Wolcott

SILAS J. WOLCOTT, oil operator, Tionesta, was born in what is now Hickory township, Forest Co., Penn., November 8, 1833, and is a son of William and Nancy (Gates) Wolcott. His father, who was a native of New England, and a farmer by occupation, was a pioneer of what is now Forest county, and cleared and improved a farm in Hickory township, where he died in 1861. Both he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their children were seven in number, viz.: Catherine G. (Mrs. Daniel Noble), Elizabeth (Mrs. Luther Bennett), Sarah .A. (Mrs. Philo Barnes), Mary J. (Mrs. Charles Hill), Belinda (Mrs. Joseph Grove), William L. and Silas J. The subject of this sketch was reared in his native township, and received a common-school education. He has been successively a farmer, lumberman, real estate dealer, and has been in his present business since 1879, residing most or his life within the limits of what is now Forest county. He married, in 1855, Martha J., daughter of Joseph and Mary (Richardson) Teed, of Crawford county, Penn., and they have three children: William M., Alice J. (Mrs. Z. T. Shriver) and Nannie B. (Mrs. Harrison Weston). Mr. Wolcott is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the P. O. S. of A. Politically he is a Republican.

Source: Page(s) 941-942, 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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