BRIEF PERSONALS*
(Surnames A - F)

Abbott, Noah W., Sugar Grove, a practical contract sawyer and farmer, was born in Sugar Grove in 1841. He was a son of John G. and Agnes Nancy (Allen) Abbott. Noah W. Abbott was married in 1864 to Mary M. Norris, of Freehold, who was born in 1845. They had a family of seven children born to them, six of whom are now living, one having died at an early age. Those living are John, Eugene, Earl, Christopher, Edward, and Harry. Mary M. was a daughter of Thomas and Ann Norris, who were early settlers in Freehold. They had a family of five children born to them - John, James, Elizabeth, Mary M., and Alice. John enlisted and it is supposed that he died while in the army.

Abbott, James A., Sugar Grove, was born in Sugar Grove in 1839, and married on March 1, 1865, to Lavantia C. Steward, in Harmony, Chautauqua county, N.Y., where she was born in 1845. They had a family of three children born to them - Sardius Steward, Archie Allen, and Florence Rhoda. James A. Abbott has been commissioner for two terms, and is a large stock and general farmer. He was a son of John G. and Agnes N. (Allen) Abbott. She was born in Colchester, N.Y., in 1806, and her husband was born in Rome, Oneida county, N.Y., in 1806, and they were married in Sugar Grove in 1829. They had a family of ten children born to them, eight of whom are now living - Albina C., Charles, Robert, James A., Noah W., Isabell, Loretta, and Jane. John G. Abbott died in 1873, Agnes N. Abbott died in Sugar Grove October 11, 1886. John was a son of Nathan and Johanna (Gibson) Abbott, who settled in Warren county, on the Brokenstraw, in 1814, coming there from Oneida county, N.Y. Agnes Nancy (Allen) Abbott was a daughter of John and Margaret (Holmes) Allen, who were born in Scotland and married there, and with one child immigrated and settled in Delaware county, N.Y., in 1801, and later went to Chenango county, N.Y., and in 1832 they came to Sugar Grove, where they settled. They had a family of nine children born to them, three of whom are now living - James, John, and Margaret. John Allen, Sr., died in Sugar Grove in November, 1844; his wife also died at the same place.

Acocks, Judge William B., Pittsfield, was born in Hancock, Berkshire county, Mass., in 1821. He was a son of William and Phebe (Baker) Acocks, who with a family of three children Eliza Ann, James L., and William B. - settled in Ellicott, Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1830. Phebe died in 1832, and William then married his second wife, Mrs. Caroline Kinsley, by whom he had three children, two of whom are now living - Grant A. and Mary Ann. William died in Illinois in 1867, and Judge William B. settled in Pittsfield in 1842, and embarked in the general blacksmith business, from which he retired in 1880. He served as justice of the peace for two terms, was side judge of the county for five years, from 1876 to 1881, and also held several other offices of the town. He was married in June, 1843, to Mary Ann Dalrymple, who was a daughter of Clark and Elizabeth (Shoff) Dalrymple. Elizabeth was born in Albany county, N.Y., and Clark, her husband, was born in Colerain, Franklin county, Mass., in 1796, and died in 1869. His wife died in 1883. They had a family of nine children born to them - David, Mark, William, Clark, Reuben, Oliver, Noah, Shelden, and Mary Ann. Clark Dalrymple settled in Warren county with his father, David Dalrymple, in 1811.

Acocks, Julia A., Pittsfield, was born in Conewango, Warren county, in 1820. She was a daughter of Mark C. and Phebe (Greene) Dalrymple. Phebe was born in Rensselaer county, N.Y., and Mark C., her husband, was born in Vermont in 1799. They were married in Troy, N.Y., in 1810. Mark C. first settled in Pennsylvania in 1809, and in 1810 settled with his wife. She died September 17, 1841, leaving a family of six children, four of whom are now living - Julia A., Mrs. Lydia Foster, David R., and. Mrs. Jerusha Ford. Mark Dalrymple was a prominent man of his county, and was the first sheriff of Warren county. He also held several other offices, and was always active in all town and county affairs. He died in April, 1873. Julia was married in 1835 to James L. Acocks. They had a family of three children born to them - Oliver Perry, Thomas L., and N. Lamar. James L. Acocks died in August, 1870. He was a prominent business man of the town, and was born in Hancock, Berkshire county, Mass., in 1814, and settled in Pittsfield in 1834; was married in 1835, and embarked in the hotel business in 1838. They were burned out, and in 1854 they erected the present hotel at Pittsfield, where Mrs. Acocks still resides with her son, N. Lamar, who is now engaged in the hotel business. He was married October 3, 1879, to Hattie Martin, of North Bay, Oneida county, N.Y. She died in 1883, leaving two sons - James L. and Clarence S. Acomb, Dr. James L., Tidioute p.o., Glade, was born in Stanford Bridge, Yorkshire, England, February 27, 1828. He was a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Acomb who settled in Geneva, N.Y., in 1832. In the spring of 1834 they moved to Sandy Hill, Steuben county, N.Y., and settled on a farm which he purchased and which is still owned by them and known as the Acomb homestead. Joseph Acomb died in the fall of 1834, of cholera, leaving an invalid wife and four children, two sons, and two daughters - Thomas, James L., Margaret, and Elizabeth, the eldest of which was Thomas, aged eight years. Elizabeth Acomb by her own industry and economy maintained herself and four children until they were able to contribute to their own support. She lived to see them all grown up, married and settled, and in good circumstances, dying at the good old age of seventy- four years on April 7, 1875. Dr. James L. Acomb left home at the age of seven years, and by his own efforts and close application to business fitted himself for his medical profession, and graduated from the Syracuse Medical College in 1853. He studied medicine in Buffalo, Erie county, N.Y., where he began his medical practice, afterward moving to Cuba, Allegany county, N.Y., there following his profession until 1865; then spending one year at Pit Hole, Venango county, moving from there to Tidioute, Warren county, where he now resides and enjoys a large and remunerative practice in his profession. On settlement here he embarked in the drug and prescription business and still continues in the same, dealing in all grades of fancy and staple goods of the drug trade. He has also been an oil producer for the past fifteen years and is still in the same business. He was a volunteer surgeon in the army in 1862, and has held some of the town offices in which he now resides. He married Seraph Oliver, daughter of Squire Charles Oliver, of Rogersville, Steuben county, N.Y., in 1863. By this union he had born unto him six children - four sons and two daughters; the sons died in their early childhood; the daughters, Seraph May and Lillian T., are still living and have received a collegiate education. Seraph May married C.M. Knight, professor of chemistry and natural sciences, of Buchtel College, Akron, O., where he now resides. Lillian T. graduated at Buchtel College, Akron, O., in 1885, with appropriate honors.

Agrelius, John W., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, is a general dry goods and grocery merchant, and proprietor of a drug and prescription and fancy goods store; he is also engaged in the manufacture of staves, heading and shingles, having a large steam- mill and factory in Youngsville. Mr. Agrelius was born in Sweden in 1838, and with his parents - Isaac and Inga Christina (Peterson) Agrelius - and their other five children, came to America and settled in Brokenstraw in 1851. Two more children were born after their arrival. Two sons of Isaac enlisted in the army during the civil war - Charles Gustavus in the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and Andrew Peter in the 83d Pennsylvania Volunteers; both were captured and confined in Andersonville prison; were removed thence to Columbia, S.C., where they died. The six now living are Eva C., J.W., Clara T., Otto M., Eugene, Frank O. Isaac Agrelius was born in 1809, and his wife in 1810; the former is dead, and the latter is living in Kansas. John W. Agrelius is one of the energetic business men of the county. He embarked in the pump business in 1866, and in 1873 built a steam- mill, which was burned in 1876. Taking with him a partner - Judge Kinnear - he rebuilt the mill the same year. In 1878 he engaged in mercantile trade, and purchased the interest of his partner in the mill, which, together with his dry goods and drug stores, he conducts at present. He was appointed postmaster in January, 1884, and resigned December, 1885. He is agent for the American line of steamships of Philadelphia. Mr. A. married Sarah Jane Demmon, of Russellburg, in 1867; they have four children - Alice B., Grace G., Blanch B., and Ray V.

Probably no family of the pioneers of Pine Grove has been as prolific as the Akeley family. They came to the town from Vermont about the year 1827. From the original pioneer of the family has sprung a race of over three hundred descendants. Jonathan was the eldest of the family born here, James F. was next; Ira, who died while an infant, and Rollin and Volney (twins), were the other children, natives of this town. Jonathan was a member of the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and died while in service. James F. married Sarah Jane Widdifield, and had two children. After the death of his wife, Sarah Jane, Mr. Akeley married Mrs. Mary A. Andruss, of Corydon. James F. enlisted in Company G, 211th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. He still resides on the home farm which has been so long in the family. He is a member of the "Eben Ford" Post, G.A.R., a Republican in politics, and not connected with any church society.

Akins, Theodore, Chandler's Valley p.o., Sugar Grove, was born in Sugar Grove in 1859, and married Vesta Jones, of Ashtabula, O., in 1886. He has been town commissioner. His parents were John M. and Mary Oman Akins. They were born in, Sweden, he in 1809 and she in 1816. They were married in Sweden, and came to Sugar Grove in 1851. They have had ten children - seven sons and three daughters - Christina, Matilda, Mary, Jonas P., John A., Andrew M., Charles F., O. William, Alfred D., and Theodore. Jonas P. and John A, enlisted during the civil war and served till it closed.

Akeley, Joseph, Russellburg p.o., Pine Grove, one of the sons of the pioneer, Thomas Akeley, was born August 22, 1789. He married Eliza Ruland in 1829, who bore him eight children - Mary, Phebe, Cynthia, Huldah, Abigail, Harriet, William, and Thomas. These were the children of a second marriage. The first wife of Joseph Akeley was Cyntha Chase, and by her he had two children - Philena and Albert. William Akeley, child of the second marriage, now resides in Pine Grove, on a part of the original Akeley tract, his farm being one of the best in the town, and containing 117 acres. William Akeley married Theresa Jones, daughter of Joseph Jones, a pioneer, on March 23, 1867. They have two children - Carrie E. and Mattie T. William Akeley was born December 14, 1838.

Akins, John A., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Sweden in 1843, and was a son of John M. and Mary (Peterson) Akins, who were married in Sweden and with a family of five children immigrated to America and settled in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, in 1851. They now have a family of ten children, seven sons and three daughters. John M. was born in 1809, and his wife Mary in 1816. They were married in 1836, and two of their sons served in the War of the Rebellion. They were John A. and Jonas P. Jonas P. has served one term in the Minnesota State Legislature. Jonas P. enlisted from Minnesota, and John A. first enlisted on nine months call in an independent company; was discharged and re- enlisted in 1863, Co. M 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry; was discharged after one year, re- enlisted in Co. K 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1864, and served to the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged in August, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. John. A. Akins was married in 1868 to Matilda C. Samuelson, who was born in Sweden and settled in Warren county, Pennsylvania, coming there with her parents in 1851. They have had a family of six children - John, Frank, Edwin James, Bertha Belle, Clyde Raymond, Emma May and Ethel. He purchased his homestead of 150 acres in 1871, and has been commissioner of highways for the past seven years.

Alger, Madison, Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, is a general merchant. He was born in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1828; he settled with his parents in 1844 in Tidioute, where he remained till 1865, when he removed to Youngsville, his parents remaining in Tidioute till 1867, when they went to Jackson, Mich., where they died. Upon settling in Youngsville Mr. Alger embarked in mercantile, and lumber manufacturing and shipping business; he has built several saw- mills, and is now the oldest merchant in trade in the town. He married Ziltha Holladay, of Oil City, in 1850. They have three children - Elva, Ward, and Julia. Elva married A.H. Webb; Julia married Victory Pierce; and Ward married Kate Jordan. Mr. Alger first engaged in the lumber business on his own account at the age of nineteen years.

Allen, Zurial, Lander p.o., Farmington, is a farmer and was born in Royalton, N.Y., June 3, 1822. He was a son of Jacob and Olive (Tupper) Allen; settled in what is now Farmington, in 1830, locating on Thompson Hill, clearing and improving a farm on which they lived and died. They had a family of four children, who grew to maturity - Harriet, Lydia E., Cynthia (deceased), and Zurial. Zurial Allen was reared on the old homestead from eight years of age, and resided on the same up to 1863, when he removed to Farmington Center, where he has since resided. He was married in 1845 to Elizabeth Cramer, a daughter of Abram and Mary (Stewart) Cramer, of Farmington. They have one adopted child, Myrtie B. Mr. Allen and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. In politics Mr. Allen is a Republican.

Allen, Abby P., Brokenstraw (N.Y.) p.o., Freehold, is a daughter of Elijah W. Allen, who was born in Otsego, N.Y., in 1804, and settled in Warren county in 1836, and died in 1865. He married Philena Brooks, of Otsego county, N.Y., who was born in 1808. They had a family of six children - Abigail, Vinton, Dewitt, Dwight, Horat10, and Melvin (deceased). Vinton Allen died October 23, 1886, of consumption. Horatio Allen, was hurt by a wagon tongue while running the wagon out of the barn on September 4, and died September 6, 1886. Mr. Allen was an extensive breeder of Durham cattle; his herd, established in 1845, was the first in the county. He came to this country in 1836, and at the time of his death he owned 1,000 acres in Pennsylvania and New York.

Allen, Samuel P., Russell p.o., Pine Grove, was born in Virginia on January 7, 1810, and while yet young his father's family moved to Beaver county, where they continued to reside until 1832, when Samuel came to Pine Grove. His father, Thomas Allen, and several of the others of the family came several years later. Thomas Allen died in Pine Grove, after a residence of about ten years. Samuel, who was the oldest of eight children, married first Mary E., daughter of Caleb Thomson, on March 17, 1833. The children of this union were Harrison (who was U.S. Marshal of Dakota), Harriet, Samuel, Orrin C., George W., Harriet second (born after the death of the first child of that name), Mary Martha, Walter, Ida, and one child that died unnamed. Samuel P. Allen followed the Ohio River, rafting lumber for over forty years, but of late years has turned his attention to farming, at which he has been very successful, having a fine farm of 247 acres of land. He has been a prominent figure in town politics, frequently holding town offices. Before the late war he was a staunch Democrat, but since that time has voted with the Republican party. He is an active member of the M.E. Church. Thomas Allen, his father, was a soldier in the War of 1812.

Allen, Dwight A., Brokenstraw (N.Y.) p.o., was born in Warren county in 1838. He married Louisa Woodin, of Warren county, and to them have been born three children - Ernest W., Lida J., and Herbert D. Mr. Allen is an extensive breeder of Devon cattle, and is well known throughout the country. He established his herd in 1874.

Amann, George, Warren p.o., Glade, an Alsacian, with his wife Katherine (Jssler) Amann, and their children, came to Pleasant township during the summer of 1840. Their children were George, Martin, Jacob, John, Mathis, and Mary (who was a native of this country). The father, George, died on August 14, 1867, and his wife Katherine died in July, 1870. Jacob Amann married Marguerette Schweng, of Warren, who bore him eight children - Lena M., Henry E., Jacob M., Mary J., Michael, Anna C., Clara W., and Celesta G. Of these children Lena M. and Celesta are the only ones now living, and the sad visitation of the death of six of their children has been a most severe one to the loving parents, whose hearts have been continually bowed under its weight. Jacob Amann took up his residence in Glade in 1856, and notwithstanding his afflictions he is an active and prominent farmer, having i 06 acres of land well located in the north part of the town.

Amann, John, North Warren p.o., was born in Sundhausen, Alsace, France, December 1, 1836. He is the son of George and Catherine (Elser) Amann, who settled in Pleasant township in 1840, clearing part of a farm there, where the father died in August, 1857. George Amann had six children - George, Martin, Jacob, John, Mathias, and Mary (Mrs. John Dible). John Amann was reared in Pleasant township from four years of age. In 1858 he located in Conewango, and in 1881 he purchased the farm where he has since resided. On July 10, 1860, he married Christiana C., daughter of Henry and Christiana (Baker) Weis, natives of Wurtemburg, Germany, who settled in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1854. By this union there are three children - Rosanna (Mrs. David Uhl), George, and Lorena. Mr. Amann and wife are members of the Lutheran Church.

Anderson, Augustus, Pittsfield, was born in Sweden in 1841. He was a son of John Nelson and was adopted by his uncle Charles Anderson, and with him came to America and settled in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1852, and in 1854 he settled in Freehold township, where his uncle died in 1862. After the death of his uncle, Augustus became engaged in farming, and in 1866 he settled in Pittsfield, and there embarked in the general smithing business. He hired a foreman and soon learned the trade, and in 1879 he erected his present fine shop, with a public hall in the second story. He stocked his shop with all of the latest improved tools and machinery that could be found, for his extensive trade He was married in February, 1869, to Christina Johnson of Freehold. They have had one daughter born to them, Ina L. Mr. Anderson held the office of collector in 1875 and 1876, and was constable in 1875. He is now engaged largely in farming.

Anderson, Peter A., North Warren p.o., Conewango, was born in Sweden on December 7, 1850. He is a farmer and was a son of Andrew and Louisa (Erickson) Anderson. He came to America in 1872 and settled, in Warren county, and in 1881 he came to Conewango and settled on the farm on which he now resides, which he has cleared and improved himself. His father came to this country in 1876, and died in 1885. He had five children who came to America - Peter A., Oscar, Andrew, John, Otto, and Josephine. Peter A. Anderson was married in 1876 to Eva Lawson, of Sweden. They have had four children - Amelia, Albert, Selma, and Frank. Eva was a daughter of Augustus and Mary Lawson, who were natives of Sweden.

Andrews, Hiram F., Garland p.o., Pittsfield, one of the leading business men of Warren county, was born in Pittsfield in 1838. He was married in 1862 to Sarah A. Thompson, who died in 1882 leaving a family of six children-- Della, Earl, Khlare, Maud, Leah, and Floyd. In April, 1883, he was again married to Mary Davies, who was born in Wales. In early life Hiram F. Andrews was a farmer; in 1859 he was appointed the first postmaster of Garland. He has been and is now connected with all the leading branches of business in the town. He embarked, in 1866, in the general merchandise business under, the firm name of W.B. Street & Co.; his uncle, Moses Andrews & Co., took the business in 1870. He built his first steam saw- mill in 1871 and then formed the firm of Hiram Horn & Andrews; this firm continued until the death of Mr. Horn, which occurred in 1880, when Mr. Andrews went out of the business and became engaged in two separate branches of trade, that of hardware dealers doing business under the firm name of Watt & Andrews, and also that of Andrews & Co. (D.J. McMillen), who were engaged in the general dry goods and grocery trade. Mr. Andrews is also connected with the firms of Moore & Andrews and Hill & Andrews, engaged in the manufacture of lumber and shingles; also engaged in farming and fruit growing Hiram F. Andrews was a son of Robert Andrews, jr., and Jane Manderville. Jane was born in Claverack, N.Y., and her husband Robert was born in Pittsfield. They had a family of four children born to them. Robert was drowned in the Brokenstraw River in 1850. He was born in 1801. He was a son of Robert, Sr., and Anna (Ross) Andrews, who settled in this town in 1795. They had a family of nine children born to them, only one of whom is now living - Moses Andrews, who was born in 1803; is a bachelor and now resides with Hiram F. Robert was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He built the first mill on the Brokenstraw River. The children of Robert and Jane were Hiram F., Alcinas, Eliphalet, and Eda.

The family of Robert Arthur came to Warren county in the year 1798, coming down the Allegheny River in canoes, and driving their stock through the paths and trails along the banks of the stream. Beside Mr. Arthur, the pioneer, there came with him his wife, and John, William, Robert, jr., James, Boone, Samuel, Charles, Betsey, Manley, and Rebecca, their children, none of whom are now living. Robert Arthur, jr., married Mary Wilson, by whom he had a family of ten children, all of whom grew to be men and women. They were William, Isabelle, Susan, Robert, Isaac, Mary, Margurette, Brison, Alexander, and Caroline. The first settlement of the family was made at Warren. Robert, the pioneer, subsequently lived and died at Brokenstraw. Robert, jr., died in 1865 in the town of Corydon, where he located in 1853. Brison and Alexander Arthur still reside in the south part of Corydon, and are among the substantial farmers of the town. Having passed the middle age of life, they are content to live out their allotted time on their farms adjoining, near the banks of the Allegheny, whose waters furnished means of conveyance to the county for their pioneer ancestors.

Arnold, John, Warren p.o., Conewango, was born in Alsace, France, on June 24, 1821, and was a son of Christian and Katherine M. (Mathis) Arnold, who came to this country in 1841 and settled in Brokenstraw, where they lived for about fifteen years, after which they settled in Warren, where they resided until the time of their deaths. They had a family of three children - John, Christian and Mathis. John Arnold settled in Conewango in 1858, on the farm now occupied by him, most of which he has cleared and improved himself. He was married in 1846 to Mary S. Weiler, who died February 16, 1886; she was a daughter of George and Barbara (Rockenbach) Weiler, who settled in this county in 1832. John Arnold has had a family of four children born to him - Charles H., Albert W., John B. (married to Josie L. Somers, of Warren, June 30, 1883; resides at Warren), and Sarah S. (Mrs. George J. Gross).

Axtell, Doctor A.C., Voungsville p.o., Brokenstraw, present physician and surgeon of Youngsville, was born in Sheakleyville, Mercer county, on July 14, 1828. He was a son of Doctor Samuel and Mary (Loveridge) Axtell, natives of Washington county, who died in Mercer county, he at the age of seventy- four years, and she died in 1884 at the advanced age of ninety- five years. She left a family of nine children - three sons physicians - Doctors W.H., M.B., and A.C.; two sons who are farmers - L.S. and J.M., and one son a clergyman, N.H., D.D., and also three daughters. Dr. A.C. Axtell read medicine with his father, and attended lectures at Columbus, O., in 1853 and '54, and settled in New Lebanon in 1854, in the practice of his profession, and in 1865 he settled in Youngsville, where he enjoys an extensive practice in medicine and surgery. He was married in 1853 to Fanny White, of Sheakleyville. They have had a family of five children born to them - Mary, Emma, Willie (died December 30, 1881; one of the most successful teachers in Warren county), Hattie, and Charles S. Hattie is now a teacher in the high school; Mary married Oscar Shutt, and Emma married C.D. Arird, who is the present county superintendent of schools. Doctor Axtell was a volunteer surgeon in the government hospitals at the time of the War of the Rebellion.

Ayer, H.S., Columbus, was born in Eaton, Madison county, N.Y., in 1828, and was a son of Samuel H. and Roxana (Damon) Ayer. Roxana was born in Massachusetts in 1801, and Samuel H. was born in Pomfret, Conn., the same year. They were married in the town of Eaton, N.Y., in 1825, and settled in Columbus borough in 1834, where Samuel erected a carding and cloth- dressing mill where the tannery now stands. Roxana was a daughter of Thomas and Lovina Damon, who were born and married in Massachusetts and settled in Columbus in 1837, coming here from Madison county, N.Y., with a family of six children, two of whom are now living - James and Roxana. H.S. Ayer was married in 1875 to Ellen Cady. They have had a family of three children born to them - Ruth E., Martha R., and Anna L. Ellen was a daughter of George and Eliza (Horn) Cady. H.S. Ayer became a general merchant at Clymer, Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1880, and erected a custom and merchant flour- mill, and was also engaged in the manufacture and shipment of lumber. He retired from the mercantile business in 1872, but continued in his lumber interest until 1879, when he became one of the founders of the popular organization in the State, the E.A.U. Mr. Ayer was supervisor of Clymer in 1863 and '64, also in 1867 and '68. He settled in Columbus in 1879, and has been justice of the peace for two terms. He is now the general accountant for the E.A.U.

Babcock, W.H., West Spring Creek p.o., Spring Creek, was born in Burlington, Otsego county, N.Y., in 1818, and settled in West Spring Creek in 1865. He married Mary Ann Harrison, who was born in Vernon, Oneida county, N.Y., and by her had a family of seven children, four of whom are now living - M.A., Annette, Charles and Frank. By trade Mr. Babcock is a shoemaker. He has held the office of postmaster from 1871. He was a son of Jonathan and Lucy (Shaw) Babcock. Jonathan died at the age of sixty- six years, and his wife Lucy died in the seventy- seventh year of her age. W.H. Babcock's wife, Mary Ann Babcock, died January 5, 1884, aged sixty- six years.

Babcock, Almon, Warren p.o., Conewango, is a farmer and was born in Youngsville, Warren county, April 22, 1829. He was a son of Merritt and Lucinda (Sturtevant) Babcock. His paternal grandfather was David Babcock, and his maternal grandfather William Sturtevant, both of whom came from Lake George, N.Y., and were early settlers in Warren county, locating in Conewango, where they remained up to the time of their deaths. David was a farmer and cleared and improved the farm which is now owned by Benjamin Bailey. His son Merritt was a blacksmith by trade, and settled in Youngsville about 1825, and a year or two later settled in Conewango, on the farm which is now owned and occupied by W. Leiter, which he cleared and improved. He had a family of four children, who grew to maturity - Almon, Prudence, Plymton, and Antis. Almon Babcock was reared in Conewango, where he has always resided. He was married in 1850 to Mahala Spencer, a daughter of Alfred and Mary (Wilcox) Spencer, and a granddaughter of Abner Spencer, a pioneer of Conewango. To them have been born eight children - Alwilda, Alice, John, James, Plymton, Mahala, William and Merritt.

Baird, George, East Branch p.o., Spring Creek, was born in Crawford county in 1862; he is a farmer. He was married in 1884 to Clara Armatage, of Spring Creek. They have had one child born to them - Deross. George was a son of Lorenzo Baird, who was born in 1825 and married Louise Courtney. They had a family of twelve children, eight of whom are now living.

Baker, John A., Chandler's Valley p.o., Sugar Grove, is a farmer and carpenter. He was born in Sweden in 1838, and immigrated to America in 1866, settling in Chautauqua county, N.Y. In 1869 he came to Warren county, and purchased his present farm of fifty acres in 1870. In 1873 he was married to Clara Albertena Abbenson, born in Sweden in 1847. They have three children - Irene Albertena, Frank Axel Theodore, and Hugo Amanuel.

Baker, William, Spring Creek, was born in Spring Creek in 1841. He commenced active business life in 1861. He has been town treasurer for five years and was numerator in 1880. He was married in 1866 to Abi Grant; to them have been born three children - Jesse Jean, Kate Grant, and Bonnie Lewis. William Baker was a son of Lewis B. and Sarah A. (Webb) Baker. Lewis B. was born in 1812 and settled in Warren county, in 1837. He was married in 1835 to Sarah Webb, who came with her parents to Pennsylvania in 1832. They had a family of eleven children born to them, seven of whom are now living. One of their sons, Josiah, enlisted in the 45th Pennsylvania Vols. and was killed at the battle of the Wilderness. His remains were never recovered.

Baldensperger, Jacob, Warren p.o., Glade, was born in Alsace, France, in 1829. His early life was spent on a farm, and in 1852 he came to this country and located at Glade Run, in which vicinity he has since resided. His first employment was as a farm hand, and he was also engaged in the lumber business, and worked for Guy Irvine and Joseph Hall. In October, 1857, he married Emeline Walter, who bore him a family of eight children - Charles, Jacob, Emma, Henry, Theodore, Frederick, Lena, and Bertha. Mr. Baldensperger is now the leading merchant of the Run, having in charge a grocery, feed- store, meat- market and boarding- house. He had no starting capital save a determined will and strong arms, but now he is in comfortable circumstances. Although not an active politician he is a firm Democrat. In religion Mr. Baldensperger is a freethinker.

Baldensperger, Laurence, Stoneham p.o., Mead, is a farmer and was born in Alsace, France, February 9, 1825. He was a son of Gotfried and Margaret (Lesser) Baldensperger. He came to Warren county in 1849 and settled in Mead township on the farm on which he now resides, and which he has cleared and made all of the improvements. He was married in 1850 to Elizabeth Lauffer, a daughter of Martin and Catherine (Gruber) Lauffer, natives of Alsace, France. They have had a family of eight children born to them - Elizabeth, Mary, Louise (deceased), William, Louise (second), Albert, Samuel, and Lorena. Mr. Baldensperger and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church of Warren.

Ballard, John W., Lander p.o., Farmington, is a farmer and was born in Chautauqua county, N.Y., April 6, 1821. He was a son of Samuel and Rhoda (Jones) Ballard. His maternal grandfather was Levi Jones; was a pioneer of Carroll, N.Y., where he settled in 1814. John W. Ballard located in what is now Farmington in 1831, worked through the summer at three dollars per month, which he never received, and the second summer for one dollar per month and received his pay. He was married November 19, 1841, to Rachel Marsh, a daughter of Ross and Esther (Dyke) Marsh. Hugh Marsh, father of Ross, settled in Warren in 1795, and in Farmington in 1798. He reared a large family of children, of whom Ross Marsh was one, and settled on the farm which is now occupied by John W. Ballard. Mr. Ballard married twice. His first wife was Rachel Marsh, by whom he had a family of four children - Betsey, Louisa, Nancy, and Esther. His second wife was Lovina (Dewey) Kingsley, of Farmington, where he was married in February, 1876. Mr. Ballard bought the Marsh homestead, where he has always resided, and has improved a large part of it.

Barnes, Asa H., Barnes p.o., Sheffield, was born on January 2, 1817, in Vates county, N.Y., and was a son of Timothy and Betsey Barnes. He was married in 1840 to Letetia M. Force, a daughter of Samuel Force, of Kirkland, O., and who in the year 1841 came to Sheffield, where his after life was spent in lumbering and farming, in which his labors were rewarded. He also kept the "Barnes House" for twelve years. Asa H. Barnes died on January 19, 1875, leaving an estimable wife and a large family of children. The children of Asa and Letetia (Force) Barnes are as follows: Amy (who married Curtis Gilson, now living in Sheffield), Erastus, Edward, Eliza (who married Doctor Badger), Frank, Cole, William and Ellsworth.

Bartsch, Charles F., North Warren p.o., Conewango, came to this country from Saxony, Germany, in 1836, and commenced business as a grocer and baker. In 1858 he bought and cleared a farm in Glade township. In 1865 he sold this farm and bought another, in Conewango township, which he now occupies; his son Henry cleared this farm and is now working it. Mr. Bartsch's family comprised eleven children, seven of whom are now living - Caroline, Charles, Margaret, Armenia, Frederick, Henry, and Edwin. Mr. B. is now eighty- three years of age, and his wife is seventy, both in usual health. They are both members of the Lutheran Church.

Barlow, Richard, East Branch p.o., Eldred, was born in England in 1841; came to America in 1844 and settled in Warren county; married Mary Human, of Sugar Grove. They have four children - Cora, Myrtie, James, and Nettle. Mr. B. served in the 151st Pennsylvania Vols. during the late war; also in the navy. His farm contains thirty- one acres.

Basset, L.S., Spring Creek p.o., was born in Ontario county, N.Y.; he is a son of Cornelius, who was born in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and settled in Warren county in 1816; married Betsey Sawyer, by whom he had seven children, five of whom are now living. L.S. Basset married Sarah Maria Tillotson, of Chenango county, N.Y. They have had four children, two of whom are now living - Cornelius, engineer in the late war, died in Florida; Morris John; Lucia Persilla; Wealthy Ann, dead. Mr. B.'s farm comprises twenty- five acres.

Bates, George H., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Niagara county, N.Y., in 1837, and was a son of Henry R. and Betsey (White) Bates. Betsey was born in Erie county and was a daughter of Samuel White. She was married in Erie county and they settled in Voungsville in 1838. Henry died in 1874, leaving a widow and six children, all of whom are now living - Morgan M., George H., Rebecca, Win. H., Cordelia, and Ransom. George H. Bates enlisted in Co. G, 211th Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1864, and served under Captain Tremble. He has been a prominent man of his town and has held the following offices - school director for three terms, commissioner for one term, associate judge one term of three years. He purchased his homestead farm of 100 acres in 1862. He was married it 1858 to Agnes A. Hamblin, of Youngsville, Warren county. They have had a family of four children - Frank A., George, Wilder D., and Clara A., and two who died in infancy.

Bates, L.L., Spring Creek, was born in Spring Creek in 1867, and was married in 1879 to Mattie Long. They have had two children born to them - Daisy A. and Hazel.

Bates, George, Spring Creek, was born at Spring Creek in 1838. He is a farmer owning 240 acres, also is largely interested in lumbering. He was married in 1860 to Olive Cobb. To them have been born two children - Byron D. and Maud M. His father, Francis Bates, was born in 1808, and married Mary Evers, who was born in Spring Creek in 1817, and died in 1875. They had a family of eight children, six of whom are now living. Francis was a blacksmith by trade, and held the office of justice of the peace for forty years. He died in 1880.

Beck, Frederick, Spring Creek p.o., was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1839, and immigrated to America in 1860. In 1865 he enlisted in Company E, 72d New York Volunteers, at Dunkirk. His regiment belonged to Siegel's brigade. He served for three years and two months. He was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House. He was married in 1867 to Miss Seidel, of Cleveland, O. To them were born five children, three of whom are now living - Julius, Louisa, and Mary. Mr. Beck settled in Warren county in 1870, and erected a small tannery, which he has added to until now it has reached the capacity of eight hundred sides a week. He has also erected a number of tenement houses, and owns a farm of 100 acres, and is one of the solid business men of Spring Creek.

Beck, Martin, Warren p.o., Farmington, is a farmer, and was born in Bavaria, Germany, August 5, 1851. He was a son of John and Eve Beck. He was reared on a farm in Bavaria, and immigrated to America in 1853, and came to Warren county and worked as a farm hand for six months, after which he rented a farm until 1857, when he purchased the farm which he now occupies, and which he cleared and improved himself, and built the buildings and made all of the, improvements. He was married in 1853 to Margaret Schlick, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, September 29, 1823, and died August 6, 1884. They have had a family of six children born to them - Eliza, born August 8, 1854; Anna and Margaret, born March 24, 1856, and died April 17, 1856; Martin, born July 3, 1857; Mary, born May 9, 1859; and John, born January 11, 1862. Mr. Beck is a member of the Catholic Church, and politically he is a Republican.

Belknap, C.M., Titusville p.o., Eldred, of the firm of Bush & Belknap, large manufacturers of lumber, owning some 2,100 acres of timber, was born in Concord, Erie county, and was married in 1869 to Laura Lord, of Wayne, Erie county. They have had a family' of three children born to them - H. Berenice, Angeline Emoine, and Cecil Iverness. C.M.'s father was born in Rensselaer county, N.Y., in 1824, and married Anna Gray, of Wayne, Erie county. They had a family of six children born to them, five of whom are now living - C.M., William A., Embert L., Ester A.J. (deceased), Ella, and Cassius.

Beyer, Christian, Warren p.o., Conewango, was born in Conewango on the farm on which he now resides, on August 1, 1846. He was a son of Christian and Usala (Giselbrecht) Beyer, natives of Alsace, France, who settled in Conewango in 1841, and settled on the farm now occupied by Christian, which they cleared and improved, and which they resided on for a great many years. They had a family of five children - Philip, Mary, Christian, Fred, and Carrie. Christian Beyer is a farmer, and now owns and occupies the old homestead. He was married in 1872 to Eliza Beck, a daughter of Martin and Margaret Beck, of Farmington. They have a family of five children - Chloe, Elmer, Frank, Clara, and Bertha.

Bimber, George H., Tidioute p.o., Deerfield, was born in Hesse, Germany, in 1826. His parents were Andrew and Gertrude (Miller) Bimber, who were married in Germany and immigrated to America, settling in Beaver county in 1832. They both died in Deerfield - Mr. Bimber in 1885, and his wife in 1873. They had three sons - Philip A., Herman, and George H. The latter married in 1847 Elizabeth Little1 who was born in Ohio in 1828. They settled in Deerfield township in 1850, and have had ten children, eight of whom are now living - Andrew H., Louisa G., Menie, Elizabeth, Jennie, George, Phena, and Esther. Mary G. died at an early age; Anna married Lewis White, and died, leaving two children - George and Sheldon. George H. Bimber enlisted in the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry as bugler in 1861, served his time, and re- enlisted; he was then made chief bugler, served to the close of the war, and was discharged at Philadelphia in August, 1865. He now receives a pension for injuries received by his horse falling upon him when shot in action.

Bines, Thomas H., Stoneham p.o., Mead, is a millwright, and was born in Wayne county January 1, 1845, and was a son of Joseph and Christiana (Ballery) Bines. He was reared and learned his trade in his native county, and located in Mead township in 1867. In 1869 he married Helen M. Bunnell, a daughter of Pike and Corinda Bunnell, of Wayne county, by whom he has had two children - Lizzie and Ida; in 1877, Etta Benson, a daughter of R.H. and Mary A. Benson, of Erie county, Pa.

Bishop, Chauncey C., Lander p.o., Farmington, is a farmer, and was born in Troy, N.Y., May 10, 1818. He was a son of James and Parthena (Sheldon) Bishop. He came to what is now Farmington, in 1825, and was reared in the family of Joseph Marsh. After he became of age he hired as a farm hand at twelve dollars and fifty cents per month, applying his wages toward the payment of a tract of fifty acres of land he had purchased from the man he worked for, at the rate of six dollars per acre. He cleared seven acres of this tract and then sold it; then bought a part of the farm he now occupies, which he has added to, and now owns a farm of, eighty- three and one- third acres, on which he has resided since 1846. He has been twice married. He was first married February 20, 1843, to Louisa C. Knapp, a daughter of Hiram and Clarissa (Barrett) Knapp, of Farmington, and by her had a family of three children - Luther T. (now ticket agent for the D. & A.V.R.R. at Warren), Hiram J., and Clara P. (now Mrs. S.W. Philo). His second wife was Phidelia (Ross) Sprott, of Cattaraugus county, N.Y., to whom he was married October 7, 1875. Mr. Bishop has cleared about half of the farm he now occupies, and is one of the oldest residents of Farmington.

Blair, Dewitt C., Columbus, a retired merchant of Columbus, was born in Cortland, N.Y., in 1824. He was a son of Sylvester and Nancy (Lyman) Blair. Nancy was born in Berkshire, Tioga county, N.Y., and her husband was born in Cortland county, N.Y. They were married in Cortland in 1822, and had a family of six children born to them. Sylvester Blair was a merchant, and, while on business in New York, died in 1830. Three of the children are now living - Dewitt C., George, and Henry B. The widow married Judge John Judson, and settled in Bradford county, and died May 22, 1878. They settled in Columbus in 1841. Mr. Judson died October, 1878. He became a merchant in this county, doing business under the firm name of Judson & King. Dewitt C. and his brother George became engaged in the mercantile business in 1848 and continued in the same business until 1867, when Dewitt C. purchased the stock and continued the business until 1875, when he retired from the same. He has been a leading man of his town and has acceptably held all of the offices of the borough, burgess and council. Mr. Blair was married in 1847 to Evaline Walton, of Columbus. They have had one daughter born to them - Edith Allene. Evaline was a daughter of Daniel W. and Roxana Walton.

Blanchard, William C., Columbus, was born in Randolph, Cattaraugus county, N.Y., in1854. He was a son of Thomas S. and Margara (Jacques) Blanchard, who were natives of Yorkshire, England. Thomas was born in 1813 and his wife Magara was born in 1811. They were married in 1840, and with a family of two children immigrated to America, and in 1856 settled in Columbus township. They had a family of seven children born to them, four of whom are now living - Robert E., Elizabeth, Thomas G., and William C. Elizabeth married J.C. Eastman, who married for his first wife Ellen Blanchard, who died leaving a family of five children. Thomas S. Blanchard died in Columbus in 1879. In early life he was a practical miller and later he became a farmer. William C. Blanchard was married in 1879 to Ellen M. Aylsworth, of Oil City. They have had two children born to them - Lillie M. and Mary L. Ellen was a daughter of Elizabeth (Chelton) and Joseph Aylesworth. Elizabeth was born in England and her husband was born in Chautauqua county, N.Y.

Boeschlin, Martin, Warren p.o., Glade, an Alsacian by birth, with his wife and two children, Martin and John, came to this country in 1855. Their younger child Albert was born here. The wife died April 30, 1871. Martin Boeschlin, the oldest son, named for his father, married Katherine Hanley, who was born in Troy, N.Y., and whose parents died during her infancy, she being then adopted into the family of Henry P. Howard, of Farmington. This marriage took place on November 26, 1866, of which there are three children - Harry (born September 27, 1867), Earle (April 28, 1870), and Nellie (born August 15, 1875). Martin Boeschlin was seventy- one years old on February 20, r886. Martin, jr., is a substantial farmer and a firm Democrat.

Bonner, John W., Garland p.o., Pittsfield, was born in Pittsfield October 22, 1822. He was a son of James and Amanda (Leet) Bonner. He was born in Adams county in 1780, and his wife Amanda was born in Washington county. They were married in 1833, and James died in 1860 and his wife Amanda in July, 1866. They left a family of five children - John W., Susan Jane, Elizabeth, James C., and Addie A . - three of whom are now living - John W., James, and Addie. James was married in 1872 to Catherine Smith, who died in 1876, leaving two daughters - Florence C. and Anna E. (who was born in 1873). John W. has served as assessor for several years, and has also been school director. He and his brother James are farmers and now occupy the old homestead. His father was a captain in the Indian war and was with General Crook in the Northwest. He was a scout among the Indians or was in several skirmishes with them. He was a volunteer in the War of 1812, where he got his commission as captain; served to the close - about ten months.

Bowen, Charles, Tidioute, was born in New York city in 1865, son of Michael C. and Catharine Reynolds Bowen. Michael was born in Massachusetts, and his wife in Ireland; they settled in Tidioute in 1866, and have a family of four children - Mary J., Carrie, Nellie, and Charles. The latter had been engaged as clerk for several years, and in December, 1885, embarked in a general grocery and provision business under the firm name of Bowen & Irvin, on Main street.

Boyd, S.C., Sanford p.o., was born in Ireland in 1818, son of William Boyd, who was born in 1758 and died in 1847, leaving five children. S.C. Boyd came to America with his parents in 1819, married B.J. Johnson, of Erie county, and settled in Warren county in 1860. He enlisted in the 168th Pennsylvania Volunteers. They have seven children - Melvina E., Nancy, Johnson, Marvin, Helen, Bertha, and A.J. His farm contains twenty- five acres.

Bracken, George W, Columbus, undertaker and furniture manufacturer and dealer in Columbus borough. He was born in Le Boeuf, Erie county, in December, 1816, and was a son of William and Jane (Thompson) Bracken. Jane was born in County Down, Ireland, and her husband, William, in Wayne county. They had a family of twelve children born to them, two of whom are now living - Hannah and George. William was born in 1767 and died in 1851, and his wife Jane died in 1821. Their oldest son, Thomas, served in the War of 1812. William died and was buried in Kentucky. George W. Bracken was married in 1844 to Angeline Lloyd, who was born in Otsego county, N.Y., and married in Columbus. They had a family of ten children, eight of whom are now living - five sons and three daughters. Angeline Bracken died in February, 1879. George W. Bracken was the first constable of the borough and was a school director for ten years. He settled in the borough in 1839 and there became engaged in his present business, that of furniture and undertaking. He has attended over one thousand funerals. He was apprenticed to his trade for four years at Cleveland, O., bound by his parents by contract, and received thirty- five dollars per year. He was burned out in 1848, losing his all, after which he again began empty handed, with a large family struggling for success.

Brasington, Warren, Warren p.o., Glade. - Samuel Clark Brasington, and his wife Sally, came from Genesee county, N.Y., to Glade in the year 1832. They had a family of four children when they came here, and ten were subsequently born. The children were John, Delilah (who married Henry C. Knapp, both of whom are now deceased), Warren, Sally (deceased), Jane (who married Elijah Winchester), Samuel (deceased), Milton (deceased), Elizabeth (who married Thomas Phillips), Oscar, Albert, Dewitt, Lucinda (who married James Parks), Mercy (who married Russell Winchester), and Ida (who married George Tarbell). Samuel, the pioneer, died in Glade February 2, 1866, and his widow, Sally, June 2, 1884. Warren Brasington is one of the substantial men of Glade. At the time of his marriage his father save him a farm of seventy- five acres, and upon this he has enlarged his possessions by earnest toil and fair dealing until he today represents a considerable fortune, well and honestly earned. He made a substantial gift to each of his children at their marriage. Mr. Brasington married Harriet E. Winchester, by whom he had a family of five children - Adelaide (now dead), Flora (who married Eugene Arnold), William, Alice (who married David Holt), and Albert. Warren Brasington, though not a church member, is a firm believer in Christianity. In politics he is a Republican.

Breitenbaker, Charles F., Warren p.o., Conewango, was born in Conewango on July 2, 1855. He is a farmer, and settled on the farm on which he now resides in 1879. He was married in 1876 to Anna Seigrist, an adopted daughter of Philip Seigrist, of Conewango. They have had two children born to them - Lottie and Eddie, and have also one adopted son, Willie. Charles F. was a son of George and Louise (Hoffman) Breitenbaker, who were natives of Germany and Alsace, France, who settled in Warren county in 1848; lived for a time in Conewango, but finally settled in Glade township, where they cleared a farm, and where George, the father of the subject of this sketch, still resides.

Brennan, Patrick, Warren p.o., Conewango, was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, March 27, 1849; he was a son of James and Margaret Dunn Brennan, who immigrated to McKean county in 1888. Patrick settled in Warren in 1872 and worked at the lumber business until 1881, when he engaged in farming in Conewango, on the farm he now owns and occupies. In 1874 he married Susan C. Eagan, by whom he has had seven children - Mary A., Margaret S., Julia E., James J., Edward, Thomas F., and John E. Mrs. Brennan was a daughter of James and Mary A. Carroll, of Wayne county.

Brightman, John, East Branch p.o., Eldred, was born in Erie county in 1843; he is a farmer and owns a farm of 110 acres; he was married in 1872 to Mahala Ray, of Waterford, and settled in Warren in 1883. His father, Erastus Brightman, was born in Brookfield, Madison county, N.Y., in 1819, and married Sylvia Smith, who was born in New York in 1826, and by whom he had a family of three children - Mary, John, and Amelia.

Briggs, Raymond, of Plymouth, Windsor county, Vt., with his wife and six children - Dexter, Raymond, Jr., William, Tabitha, Thomas, and Mary - came to Pine Grove in the fall of 1827 and located on Conewango Creek, where Thomas Briggs now lives. Noah S. Briggs was born after the family came here. Tabitha married Aaron Crampton; Mary married Charles Niver; Thomas married Margaret, a daughter of Abram Thompson, by whom he had seven children - Sardine H., Abraham, Leonora, Loanda, Mary A., Jane and Kate. Raymond married Julia Ann Jones, and to them were born ten children - Mary, Joseph, Arvilla, Allen, Lydia, Julia, Raymond, Rhoda, John, and Lewis - all of which are alive excepting Raymond, who died at the age of eighteen. Joseph and Allen served through the war. Thomas Briggs is a self- made man, having earned for himself the competence which he now enjoys. He was a Democrat before the war, but has since changed his political views. He is a prominent member of the M.E. Church. William Briggs was married at the age of twenty- five years to Lorette Badger, by whom he had ten children - William W., Elizabeth L., Elmore E., Marion L., Leon A., Solon S., Noah A., Alice E., Emmet O., and Clara E. William Briggs has always been a lumberman and farmer, at which he has met with a fair degree of success. He never takes an active part in politics, but is a staunch Democrat.

Brondage, Roland, Pittsfield, was born in Cattaraugus county, N.Y., in 1847. He was a son of Hiram and Susanna (Faulkner) Brondage. Hiram was born in Genesee county, and his wife Susanna was a native of Steuben county, N.Y. They had a family of three children born to them. Roland Brondage enlisted in Company E, 9th N.Y. Cavalry, in 1862, under Colonel Sackett, and was discharged at the close of the war. He settled in Warren county in 1866, and was married in 1870 to Ida Pier, of Pittsfield. They have had a family of three children born to them - Lulu, Calvin, and Mary. Mr. Brondage was wounded while in the service of the Union, and now receives a pension, and today he is one of the representative men of Pittsfield. His wife was a daughter of Calvin and Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Pier, who settled in Pittsfield in 1865, where they died, leaving a family of four children - Ada, Minerva E., William, and Betsey. Calvin, the father, died in 1884; his wife died in September, 1867.

Brooks, Henry, Spring Creek p.o., was born in 1809 near Whitehall, N.Y.; settled in Spring Creek in 1847; married in 1826 Delia Geer, who died in 1843, leaving eight children, six of whom are now living. In 1845 he married Lydia Ann Smith, of North East, Erie county; by her he had nine children, five of whom are now living - Mary S., Luzetta E., L.A., Eva L., and Cora E. Mr. Brooks died in 1864. In his early days he was extensively engaged in lumbering, and had large landed interests, owning at the time of his death a farm of 800 acres.

Brooks, Simon, Chandler's Valley p.o., Sugar Grove, was born in Connecticut March 20, 1789, and married Sarah Littlefield April 15, 1813; she was born in Massachusetts October 13, 1791. They came to Sugar Grove in 1817. They had a family of nine children; two - Sally M. and John - were born in Vermont, and seven in Sugar Grove. William, Dexter G., Mary Jane, and Hiram are now living. Mrs. Sarah Brooks died July 10, 1875; Simon Brooks June 10, 1875. John Brooks married Fanny French in 1841; she was born in Vermont in 1818. They have two sons - Perry L., born in 1844; John F., born in 1857. Perry L. enlisted in the army August 9, 1862, and was discharged June 5, 1863; re- enlisted September 3, 1864, discharged June 2, 1865. He married Addie Crandall. John F. married Emma T. Brooks.

Brown, Absalom (deceased), Grand Valley p.o., Eldred, was born in New York in 1815, and settled in Warren county in 1846. He married Jane Bradley, of Chautauqua county, N.Y., who was born in 1813. Mr. Brown died in 1878, and his wife died in 1885. They had a family of four children born to them - Ellen L., Emerson (deceased), Milton E., and Franklin H. Mr. Brown was largely engaged in lumbering and farming, and left a farm of one hundred and fifty acres.

Brown, Alexander, Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Garland, town of Pittsfield in 1833. In September, 1870, he married Mrs. Samantha, widow of Heman ____. His parents were John and Matilda Jane McCray Brown; the former was born in Lancaster county, and the latter in Crawford county, and they were married at Titusville. He settled in Youngsville in 1833, coming from Franklin county. Mrs. Brown died in 1870, and her husband in November, 1880, aged eighty- seven years. They had a family of seven children, four of whom now survive - George W., Anna M., Alexander, and Oliver P. Anna M. married Arthur McKinney.

Brown, Seymour, Chandler's Valley p.o., Sugar Grove, was born in Mayfield, Fulton county, N.Y., July 4, 1823, and died March 27, 1863. He was a son of Jacob and Anna (Ferguson) Brown, and settled in Youngsville in September, 1851. He was married in 1853 to Abigail Brown, who was born in 1835. They had a family of five children born to them - Wellington S., Annie D., Walter F. and Edgar W. (twins), and Willard T. Abigail Brown was a daughter of Samuel and Diantha (Foster) Brown. She was born in Massachusetts and her husband Samuel was born in New Mayfield, N.Y. They were married in 1808 and settled in Warren county in 1819, nine miles south of Warren, on the Allegheny River. They had a family of fourteen children born to them. He also had a family of five children by his first wife, making nineteen in all. Eight of the last fourteen children are now living - Nathaniel, Lydia, Solomon, Polly, Huldah, Adaline, Cyrus F., and Abigail. The father, Samuel, was born in 1779, and died in 1864. Diantha was born in 1792 and died in 1874. Fourteen of the children remained residents of the county, and at the death of the mother she had thirteen children living, seventy- two grandchildren, and twenty- six great-grandchildren.

Brown, Thomas S., Sugar Grove, was born in Brokenstraw township in 1844. He was married December 30, 1875, to Sarah Bates, who was born in 1850. They have had two children born to them - H. Grace and Charles Ralph. Sarah was a daughter of Charles E. and Ruth (Davis) Bates. Ruth was born in 1823, and her husband was born in Warren county, N.Y., in 1818. They had a family of six children born to them - Sarah D., J. Byron, Walter H., Seldon D., Maggie A., Clara C. Ruth was a daughter of Isaac and Margaret (Andrews) Davis, who were early settlers in Youngsville. Thomas S. Brown was a son of Solomon and Esther (Stuart) Brown, of Sugar Grove, and a grandson of Diantha and Samuel Brown. The father of Charles E. Bates was George Bates, who came to Youngsville from Warren county, N.Y., in 1822. In those early days he was a surveyor. He was one of the first abolitionists in the county. He died in 1859.

Brown, George W., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Crawford county, on April 4, 1827. He was a son of John and Matilda Jane (McCray) Brown, she of Titusville, and her husband, John, of Franklin county. They settled in Brokenstraw township in 1839, and lived there until their death, at a ripe old age, a few years ago. They had a family of seven children, four of whom are now living - George W., Anna M., Alexander, and Oliver P. Mr. Brown was coroner of the county for three years, and also held other minor offices. And it is said by the people of his county that George W. Brown is one of the most successful organizers of temperance movements, and mutual aid, protective and equitable societies; and his record shows that he has organized 337 organizations of working divisions. He is also a weekly contributor to all the prominent newspapers. He settled on his present homestead in 1867. He was married in 1858 to Mrs. Sarah C. Whiting, who was born in Tompkins county, N.Y., in 1827. They had two sons, who died at an early age. In early life Mr. Brown was engaged in farming and lumbering, but his later life has been devoted to the interests of the public.

Brown, Solomon, Chandler's Valley p.o., Sugar Grove, was born in Genesee county, N.Y.; he was a son of Samuel and Diantha (Foster) Brown; he was born in Mayfield, Fulton county, N.Y., and she in Massachusetts. They were married in 1810, and came from Genesee county, N.Y., to Warren county in 1819, and settled on the Allegheny River nine miles below Warren. They had a family of fourteen children, and five by his first wife, and eight of the last wife's children are now living - Nathaniel, Lydia, Solomon, Polly, Huldah, Adaline, Cyrus F., and Abigail. Samuel was born in 1779 and died in 1864; Diantha was born in 1792 and died in 1874; sixteen of the children were residents of the county at the time of her death; she had thirteen children then living, seventy- two grandchildren, and twenty- six great-grandchildren. Solomon Brown in 1839 married Esther Stuart, of Sugar Grove, who was born in 1820. They had eleven children: one died in infancy; David L. enlisted in company D, 111th Pennsylvania. Vols., in November, 1861, and was killed at the battle of Antietam in 1862, aged twenty- two years; now living, Alta M., Thomas S., Julia Ann, Joshua P., Jane, Cyrus F., Robert L., Solomon, Adelbert, and Esther L. Esther was a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Dalrymple) Stuart; Elizabeth was from Colerain, Mass.; was born in 1792 and died August 23, 1873; William was born in Ireland February 28, 1784, and died in 1883. They had a family of twelve children; now living - Margaret, Esther, Ann, Thomas J., and Jane. William was a son of James and Catharine Stuart, of Ireland, who settled in Sugar Grove in 1808, with six sons and four daughters; two of the sons, William and Robert, served in the War of 1812.

Brown, Nathaniel, was born in Mayfield, Montgomery (now Fulton) county, N.Y., August 13, 1812. With his parents, Samuel and Diantha (Foster) Brown (for whose record see preceding notice of Solomon Brown), he settled on the Allegheny River in 1819. He was engaged on the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers in the lumber business for forty years, thirty- four of which he acted as pilot. He is now a retired farmer, as well as an expert pilot. On December 31, 1834, he married Margaret L. Stuart, who was born in 1819. They have had seven children - William S., Samuel W., Diantha, Fillmore D., James E., Jane, and Nathaniel Sumner. Two of the sons - William S. and Samuel W. - enlisted and served in the late war, the former under General Hancock, and the latter under General Sheridan.

Brown, Oliver Perry, Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Garland, Pittsfield, Warren county, April 12, 1841. January 22, 1868, he married Marion Delphina Patchin; they have had a family of four children - Guy Livingston, Kyle Agasiz, Oliver Lyal, Iris Florentine. Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Aaron and Polly Pearse, and was born in Sugar Grove. Mr. Brown was a son of John and Matilda Jane McCray Brown. The latter were married near Titusville in 1820. John was born in Lancaster county in 1793, and settled in Youngsville in 1833; he purchased a farm in Brokenstraw, where he died in 1880, and his wife in 1870. They had a family of seven children, four of whom are now living - George W., Anna M., Alexander, and Oliver P. The latter now owns and occupies the old homestead; engaged in breeding blooded horses, general farming, and dealing in cattle and sheep.

Bucklin, Cornelius Penn, Tidioute p.o., Glade, was born in Tidioute in 1862. He was a son of William D. and Hannah (McCue) Bucklin, who were married in 1856. She died in 1869 leaving a family of three children, two of whom are now living - William N. and Cornelius P. His paternal grandparents were Parker and Minerva Bucklin, of Chautauqua county, N.Y. Cornelius P. Bucklin became the successor of Wm. H. Mabie, in 1883, who was then a dealer in general .dry goods, boots, shoes, and clothing. He was married in 1880 to Ella Hammond, who was born at Greenport, Long Island, N.Y. They have had one daughter born to them - Maude. Cornelius is a member of Eden Lodge No. 666 of the I.O.O.F., also Tidioute Lodge No. 204 of the A.O.U.W., and a member of St. Paul's Universalist Church; now engaged in mercantile business in Jahu Hunter & Son's block.

Brown, Elisha, Ackley Station p.o., Pine Grove, was born in Providence, R.I., in 1810. Prudence Wilbur, his wife, was born in Mass., in 1810. They were married in New England and came to Sugar Grove about the year 1837, and about two years later to Pine Grove. The old Bible record shows their children as follows: John, born January 1, 1830, died March 3, 1866; Colvin, born April 5, 1832; William, born May 22, 1834, married Susan Plum; Edwin, born May 30, 1836, now in Michigan; Mary E., born October 20, 1838, died October 1, 1844; Levi, born February 28, 1844, married Nancy McCoy and has three children -- John, Mary E., and Bert; Mary E., born November 3, 1846, married Joseph Reynolds; Ellen, born July 3, 1849; Susan, born June 24, 1852, died May 27, 1874. Elisha Brown came to Pine Grove a poor man. In the lumber and agricultural pursuits he was successful, and at the time of his death, June 15, 1878, was in comfortable circumstances. His farm comprised 103 acres of good land lying on the "Cable Hollow" road, on which his widow still resides. Elisha Brown was a man whose opinion was frequently sought, and his advice followed. His example shows in his sons, who are thrifty, prosperous farmers.

Bull, David, Freehold, was a son of John and Patience (Gray) Bull, who were natives of Nottinghamshire, England, and came to America in 1851, settling in Warren county. They had a family of eight children - George, Isaac, Hannah, David, John, Frank, Elizabeth, and Samuel. Frank enlisted in the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company H, was taken prisoner at Sulphur Springs, and died in prison at Columbus, Ga. David Bull was born in Nottinghamshire, England, in 1835, and in 1857 married Mary Gray, who came from Nottinghamshire in 1850. They had a family of eight children born to them, only two of whom are now living - Sarah A. and Josephine.

Burroughs, jr., Frank R., Columbus, a physician and surgeon, was born in Columbus, Warren county, in 1859. He read medicine at Corry, and graduated from the Buffalo Medical College in 1883, and settled in Columbus in the practice of his profession. He was married in 1883 to Julia Clark, of Columbus. They have had one child born to them - Ellen L. Frank R. was a son of F.R. Burroughs, who was also a doctor, and Sarah (Merriam) Burroughs. F.R. was a native of Vermont, and Sarah, his wife, was born in Columbus, where they were married in 1854. F.R. died in 1865. He was a graduate of the university at Castleton, Vt., in 1848, and first settled in Lottsville; and in 1850 he settled in Columbus, and there became a prominent man in his profession, both in county and State.

Burroughs, Fitch, West Spring Creek p.o., was born in Chenango county, N.Y., in 1829, and settled in Warren county in 1851. His father was Amasa Burroughs, born in Columbus county, N.Y., in 1797, and who married Phiance Nowland, of Dutchess county, N.Y. They had eight children born to them, seven of whom are now living. Amasa was in the War of 1812. Fitch Burroughs married Margaret Eldred, who was born in Spring Creek in 1834, and died in 1856. He married for his second wife Jane Williams, of Columbus. They have four children - Margaret, Frank M., Wilmot A., and Gertrude. He has held the offices of constable, collector, school director, and auditor.

Butterfield, Francis A., was born in Washington county, N.Y., in 1817, settled in Chautauqua county, N.Y., and died October 21, 1886, from asthma, and was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery at Fredonia, N.Y. He was married on July 4, 1837, to Polly Burn barn, of Ashwright. She died in 1860, leaving a family of five children - Orville O., Lucy L., Julia L., Charlotte J., and Mary Eliza, three of whom are now living. Charlotte J. and her husband were burned to death in the Prospect disaster on December 24, 1872. Francis A. was again married in 1861 to Phoebe A. Mark, of Mina, Chautauqua county, N.Y. They have had two children born to them - Francis (deceased), and John W. (who settled in Spring Creek). Mr. Butterfield settled in Spring Creek in 1869, and now owns and occupies a farm of fifty- five acres. He was a contractor in the late war, and the only one not killed between Nashville and Memphis. He also acted as provost marshal in the Cumberland district.

Cady, Reuben Paine, Warren p.o., Glade, was born in Windsor county, Vt., August 27, 1816. When a boy he went to Essex county, N.Y., where he lived until 1838. Then he went to Cattaraugus county, N.Y., and in 1848 to Deerfield township, Warren county. In 1868 he removed to Glade, where he has since resided. He married Charlotte E. Hammond, who bore him four children - Calista E. (who married Clarendon Hull; Mr. Hull died in the war, and his widow subsequently married W.C. Arthur), Hubert (who died while in the army), Scott A., and Lulu I. Mr. Cady, during early life, in Deerfield, was a lumberman, farmer, and mechanic. He is a licentiate of the Christian Church, but of late years has preached but little.

Campbell, James M., Enterprise p.o., Southwest, was born in Jamestown, Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1843. He was married in 1865 to Adaline Ware, who was born in Venango county. They have had a family of eight children born to them - Edward, Emma, Lillian, Sarah, Ruth, Belle, John, and Maud. Emma married John Coburn, and they had one daughter born to them - Carrie. James M. Campbell was a son of William V. and Almeda (Blakesley) Campbell. Almeda died in 1846, leaving four children - Margaret (born in 1839), Martin, James, and John Q. William V. married for his second wife Maria Burnett, in 1849. They have had a family of seven children born to them - Marietta, Austin, Walter, Jane, Clarinda, Rinnie, and Della. Mr. Campbell settled and purchased his present farm in 1866.

Campbell, Jeremiah S., Enterprise p.o., Southwest, was born in Schoharie county, N.Y., in 1812. He was a son of Patrick and Susan (Webber) Campbell, who settled in Jamestown, N.Y., in 1813, and in 1817 they came to Warren county, where they settled. They had a family of eleven children born to them. Those now living are Betsey, Jeremiah, William, Susan, James, Abraham, Nicholas, and Nancy. Patrick Campbell was a blacksmith, and died in Southwest in 1848; his wife, Susan, died in 1832. Jeremiah was married in 1832 to Lucinda Burnett, who was born in Crawford county in 1818, and died in February, 1870. They had a family of eighteen children born to them, nine of whom are now living - Elizabeth, Davis, Johnson, Melissa, William V., James, Mary M., Harvey, and Ella E. Jeremiah S. Campbell married for his second wife Harriet Barron, who died in 1881. Two of his sons, Davis and Johnson, enlisted in Company I, Pennsylvania Bucktails, and John was wounded. Mr. Campbell was a blacksmith by trade, but later in life became a farmer. He was a very successful river pilot for thirty- five years.

Cargill, David, was one of the pioneers of Elk. He came here in 1824. In the family were his wife Betsey and five children. The children were John (who went to Michigan and died there), Betsey (who married Leve Leonard), Albert G., Rebecca (married John E. Woodbeck), and James (now dead). The following children were born after the family had settled here - Nancy (who became the wife of James Lowery), Sarah (who married Dr. William Hollister), Nathan, and two children who died in infancy. David Cargill died about thirty years ago, but his widow survived him about twenty- two years. Albert C. Cargill married Nancy Webb, of Elk, by whom he had a family of three children. His life has been spent on the river and in the lumber woods. Mr. Cargill is a life- long Democrat of the Jacksonian type, honest and earnest in that which he believes to be right. He never would consent to town office, nor has he ever associated with any church society.

Case, Franklin R., Corydon, was born at Sagertown, Crawford county, March 20, 1830, while his father's family were temporarily stopping at that place. The family residence, however, was at Westfield, N.Y. Franklin came to Corydon in 1853 to "run the river" during the rafting season, and to work at his trade, that of a mason, at other times. He was married in 1855 to Esther L. Tomes, a daughter of Benjamin Tomes, by whom he has had two children - Theodore L., who died in 1871, aged fifteen years, and Adda L., who is still at home. Mr. Case was elected justice of the peace in 1865 and has held that office ever since, with the exception of a single year (1885). He has recently been elected again and called upon to enter upon his fifth term of five years. He has been town clerk for four years, and has served as secretary of the school board for eighteen years. Mr. Case is a Democrat in politics, and his election to office occurs in a town generally having a Republican majority. This attests his popularity among his town people. He is also a trustee of the M.E. Church, and one of the building committee, although his convictions tend strongly toward Universalism.

Carter, J., Bear Lake p.o., Freehold, was born in Columbia county, N.Y., in 1829, and settled in Warren county in 1838. He was married in 1854 to Mary Howles, by whom he had a family of twelve children, eleven of whom are now living. Mr. Carter enlisted in the Eighty- second Pennsylvania Regiment, was captured and taken prisoner at Shenandoah Valley by Mosby, but with one other man made his escape. The rest were never heard from; was again captured on the Weldon Railroad by Willcox's brigade of sharpshooters, December 31, 1864, and remained a prisoner in Pemberton and Libby prisons, Richmond, forty- seven days. He has been an almost constant sufferer from chronic diarrhoea, rheumatism and a kind of scrofulous sore on his leg.

Chaffee, Elliott F., Pittsfield, was born in Pittsfield, Warren county, in 1839, and was a son of Albert and Anna (Mead) Chaffee, who were married in 1835. Anna was a daughter of John Mead. Albert Chaffee was born in Connecticut and settled in eastern Pennsylvania with his parents at an early day. He learned the carpenter trade and on settlement here he engaged in the clock manufacture, and later he became a farmer. They had a family of seven children, two of whom are now living - Elliott F. and Andrew. Elliott F. Chaffee embarked in the manufacture of carriages and wagons in 1865. He erected his fine residence in 1881, and that same year he became engaged in the handle manufacturing business. He was married in July, 1864, to Elizabeth Brown. They have had one son - Charles Chaffee. Mrs. Chaffee was a daughter of William Brown.

Chapin, Daniel Webster, Columbus, was born in 1852. He was married in 1873 to Emma Barry. Mr. Chapin was a son of Daniel, jr., and Nancy (Smith) Chapin, of Venango, Erie county, where they were born in 1816. They were married in 1836, and had a family of six children, five of whom are now living. They settled in Columbus in 1855. Daniel died in 1875 at the age of sixty- one years, and his wife Nancy died in 1884. Daniel was a son of Daniel and Alice (Barrett) Chapin, of Otsego county, N.Y. They settled in Erie county in 1828, where they died. Daniel Webster Chapin is now a farmer and occupies the old homestead.

Chapman, Rensselaer, Russellburg p.o., was born January 26, 1807, at Tioga county, and came to Warren county May 1, 1834, and located at Russellburg. He married Harriet F., daughter of Luke D. Turner, by whom he had ten children - Benjamin F., who died, aged three years; Lydia D., who married James G. Marsh, of Warren; Richard W. died, aged eighteen; Lewis T., Maria B., now the wife of Dr. Satterlee, of Custer City; Jo R., Phebe E., who married D.M. Howard; Luke S., died aged five; Kate E., married C.E. Cobb; and William E., now residing at Russell. Rensselaer Chapman was a shoemaker at Russell for many years. Although not a politician he has always been a staunch Democrat. Luke D. Turner father of Mrs. Chapman, was also one of the pioneers of Pine Grove, having come there in 1827 with his wife Elizabeth (Cook) Turner and five children. He went to Venango county after a residence here of but four years, and he died therein 1869. His widow lives at Russell, aged eighty- eight years.

Chase, William G., Russellburg p.o., Pine Grove, was born in Dutchess county, N.Y., in 1819, and with his father's family came to Pine Grove about the year 1827. William Chase the father was twice married, and by his wives had thirteen children, five of whom were born in Pine Grove. William G. Chase married Pamelia Satterlee, a daughter of Salmon Satterlee, by whom he had a family of eight children - Martha, Alvora, Sarah, Harrison, Alzina, Charles, and two who died before receiving a name. William G. Chase commenced his life poor and with but little education. By industry and economy he has built up a comfortable home, and now owns a fine farm of about sixty acres. Mr. Chase is a consistent Democrat and a member of the Methodist society.

Cheeney, Thomas L., Enterprise p.o., Southwest, was born in 1840, and was a son of Jonathan Stowell and Alice (Gilson) Cheeney. Alice was born in Rome in 1815, and her husband Jonathan Stowell was born in Connecticut in 1803 and died July 18, 1885. They had a family of nine children born to them, eight of whom are now living - Thomas L., Mary E., Eliza A., Jonathan, jr., Martha, Ruth, Emma A., and Henry D. Alice was a daughter of Thomas and Eleanor (McGuire) Gilson, of Deer-field township. Mr. Cheeney settled here about 1827. Thomas L. married Nancy A. Soule, who was born in Milford, Otsego county, N.Y., in 1841. They were married in 1866. Nancy was a daughter of Elder Isaac and Lear (Brownell) Soule. Elder Isaac settled in this county in 1846 and died in 1860, leaving a widow and three children - Peter J., Betsey M., and Nancy A.

Clapp, John M., Tidioute p.o., Glade, was born in Mercer in 1835. He is a son of Rev. Ralph and Sally (Hubbard) Clapp. Ralph Clapp was born in Martinsburg, N.Y., in 1801 and died at President, Venango county, in 1846. He was a Methodist minister of great ability and considerable celebrity. Sally Hubbard was born in Champion, N.Y., and died in Asbury Park, N.J., in 1886. They were married in Champion, N.Y., in 1824 and settled in Venango county in 1846. They had a family of six children - Edwin E., Charles C., Emeline F., Caroline, John M., and Ellen G. Edwin E. Clapp now resides near the old homestead in Venango county. Charles C. Clapp died in 1843 aged sixteen years. Emeline F. Clapp was married to E.R. Shankland, and died in 1865 leaving a family of four children, three of whom are now living - Edward C., Ralph M., and Emeline F. Caroline Clapp was married to J.L.P. McAllaster and has a family of five children - Ralph C., Eugene L., Clinton P., Edwin E., and Emma G., and now resides at Ann Arbor, Mich. Ellen G. Clapp was married to James McLain and had a family of five children - Mary, Charles J., Margaret S. (died in 1873), Ralph, and Effie (died in 1878), and now resides in New York city. John M. Clapp was married in 1865 to Anna M. Pearson, of New Castle. Their children were Ralph M. (born in 1866, died in 1878), Frances P., born in 1869, Alice J., born in 1873; and John H., born in 1880. John M. Clapp commenced business with his father at a very early age, and in 1860 purchased his father's property and continued the business in his own name. In 1862 he recruited a company for the army and went out as captain in Colonel Chapman Biddle's regiment - 12 1st P.V. In August, 1863, he was discharged from the army on surgeon's certificate of disability, and returned home. Soon after his marriage he located in New Castle, and was for some time in the milling business. In 1871 he went to Tidioute, engaging in the production of petroleum, in which occupation he has proved a success. He has for some years taken an active part in Freemasonry, and has taken all its degrees; is also a member of the G.A.R., A.O.U.W., and other societies of a similar nature. These organizations have been pleased to award him their highest honors. He has contributed largely to schools, churches and charitable societies, and is highly respected by all his neighbors and acquaintances. A strictly temperate man, and a man of undoubted integrity, his success is a bright example to our young men.

Clark, jr., Green, Sugar Grove, was born in Sugar Grove in 1835, his parents being Green and Betsey Brown Clark, who came from Rensselaer county, N.Y., and settled here about 1829. Green Clark, sr., was born in 1794 and died in 1875; his wife was born in 1796, and resides in Spring Creek. Green Clark, jr., married Ann Gibbs, of Sugar Grove, in 1857; she was born in Chenango county, N.Y., in 1837; they have three children-- Eva S., Bessie, and Harriet. Mr. Clark engaged in the manufacture of lumber in 1862, which business he still continues, having a steam mill of forty horse power, which he erected himself, with a planing- mill combined, manufacturing all grades of lumber, moldings, and fancy finishing stock for builders' trade.

Clark, James, Jane, his wife, and their children - Isabella, James, John, Alexander, Lewis, and William - came from Scotland to Warren county in 1846, and settled on a farm in Glade township. They have mostly lived there and in Warren, with the exception of Lewis, who went to Cincinnati, O. They have filled their position, in life with industry, uncompromising integrity and fair success. William died in 1872; Lewis in 1878; James Clark, Sr., in 1882; Jane, his wife, in 1879, and Isabella in 1885. James and John now reside in Warren, and Alexander on the old home farm.

Clark, Dr. Robert C., Columbus, is a physician and surgeon and was born in Crawford county in 1855. He read medicine at Union City, Erie county, and was a graduate from the medical department of Wooster University, Cleveland, O., in the class of 1881. He was married November 18, 1884, to Cora A. Dean. She was a daughter of Benjamin and Helen M. Dean. Benjamin was born in Taunton, Mass., and his wife Helen was born in Fairport, N.Y., and died in 1873. Benjamin was born in 1817 and settled in Columbus in 1833 with his parents, Benjamin and Hannah (Allen) Dean, who were natives of Plymouth, Mass. They had a family of eight children, two of whom are now living - Job. P. and Benjamin, jr. Dr. Robert C. Clark was a son of Andrew and Mary (Campbell) Clark, who were born and married in County Tyrone, Londonderry, Ireland, who immigrated to America and settled in Crawford county, with a family of five children - Mary C., Bessie, Dr. Robert C., Joseph, and Charles H. Andrew was born in 1821, and his wife Mary (Campbell) was born in 1824. They were married in 1846, and settled in Pennsylvania in 1851.

Clendenning, Joseph, Ackley Station p.o., Elk, was born in County Monohan, Ireland, on March 17, 1827. He emigrated from Ireland in 1851, and in the year following came to Quaker Hill. Two or three years later he bought a farm and commenced a permanent residence in the township. In July, 1853, he united in marriage with Jane Clendenning, by whom he had a family of eleven children - Esther, James, Laura, Emma, Andrew, John, Nellie, Harry, Etta, and two who died in infancy. Mr. Clendenning is one of the most prominent and popular men of Elk. There is no town office but which he has been called upon to fill. There is no trust in the township that can be placed with any citizen that has not been placed with him, and in every case he has given satisfaction. Joseph Clendenning commenced life poor, but industry has put him in comfortable circumstances. He had such an education in the old country as was afforded boys there, and no more. The family from which he came were Irish Presbyterians, but he is not connected with any church society. In politics he has always been a Republican.

Cobb, E.I., East Branch p.o., was born at Spring Creek, Cobb's Corners, in 1836. He married Amanda Logan, of Corry. They have three children - Flora E., Clinton M., and Varney C. His father, Ira, was born in Rutland, Vt., in 1808, and married Jerusha Jewett, of Vermont. They had ten children, six of whom are living; Myron was killed at the battle of Antietam; Zackway was killed at Spottsylvania Court House; remains not recovered.

Colby, H.H., was born in New York in 1824, and was married February 25, 1849, to Susan Williams. They had four children; Mrs. Colby died September 27, 1858. For his second wife he married Sarah Driggs on November 3, 1858. They had four children; three of them are now living. Mr. Colby was a resident of Warren county for thirty- five years; he died December 1, 1885, leaving a wife and seven children, and a farm of 100 acres to his two sons, U.S. and William G. Colby, of Eldred, Warren county.

Colby, J.W, East Branch p.o., Eldred, was born in Erie county in 1834, and settled in Warren county in 1842. He married Electa Green, of Onondaga county, N.Y. She died in 1871, leaving a family of eight children - Amon, Eunice, Frank, John D., Elmer E., U.S. Grant, and Wesley; one of the children died in infancy. Mr. Colby married his second wife, Josephine Terrill, in 1876; she was born in Crawford county. Mr. Colby is now engaged in farming and lumbering, and now owns a farm of 106 acres.

Cole, Peleg S., Russell p.o., Pine Grove, was born in Herkimer village, N.Y., January 8, 1808. At the age of fifteen years he left home and went to Penn Van, Yates county, N.Y., and there entered a printing office to learn the business. After a few years' residence there he went to Geneva, and thence to Rome, N.Y. In 1837 Mr. Cole came to Warren and took sole proprietorship of the People's Monitor, which he published for about eight years, when he sold his interest to Mr. Cowen. The Monitor was a weekly publication. After this sale Mr. Cole became landlord of the "Diamond House," which he conducted until just before the outbreak of the late war. Having a tract of land on "Jones Hill," in Pine Grove, he decided to live there, and engaged in farming, and he has since resided on this farm. In Yates county he married Louisa Brown, who bore him four children - Albert, Harvey, Alonzo, and Sariette. His wife died and he then married Mary Forbes, by whom he also had four children - James, Henry, Lucreatia, and Louisa. Mr. Cole has always been a Whig and a Republican in political life. During his residence at Penn Van, Yates county, N.Y., he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Conklin, jr., John, Tidioute p.o., Deerfield, was born in Poultney, Steuben county, N.Y., May 7, 1819. His father was John Conklin, a native of Vermont, who settled in Deerfield in 1826 and engaged in the lumber business; he died at Conklin Run in 1839, leaving a family of four sons and three daughters - Hiram, Henry, John, James, Eliza, Roxana, and Hannah. John, jr., embarked at the early age of seventeen in the manufacture and shipping of lumber, and became an extensive land owner and dealer. Owing to misplaced confidence in a partner, who had the disposing of his interests, he was a great financial sufferer, but still holds possession of some 3,000 acres now in controversy. He married Emma Price in 1844; she died in 1876. They had a family of five sons - James, Henry, John, jr., Joseph, and Eugene. Joseph married Nary Chambers; James married Ida Morrison; Henry married Amanda Covell; and John married Mary Amy. Mr. Conklin united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1844, and devoted much time as layman in church work, and soon became active in establishing places of worship; he preached for over twenty years, and is now an ardent worker in the cause of his Master. He is still engaged in the land and lumber business.

Connely, Sidney S., Pittsfield, is a druggist, general grocer, and fancy goods dealer, and also deals largely in patent medicines. He was born in Deerfield in 1852, and was married in 1875 to Ellen E. Mead, a daughter of John Mead. They have had two children born to them - Rufus N., born in 1880, and Leon S., born in 1882. Sidney S. Connely was a son of John F. and Aurelia (Trask) Connely, who were born in Warren county. They had a family of three children born to them - Helen E., Newton I., and Sidney S. Newton was born in 1850, and died June 1, 1885. Helen E., born in 1848, married R. Bliss in 1883. John F. Connely died February 22, 1854. He was a son of Isaac and Mary Connely. Isaac was a prominent man of his county; was a judge of the same, and died in 1864. Sidney S. Connely embarked in the mercantile business in July, 1879. His mother, Aurelia, died May 3, 1862.

Cooney, John, Irvine p.o., Brokenstraw, was born six miles from the city of Cork, Ireland. His parents were Daniel and Mary Mahoney Cooney, who were born and married in Ireland; Daniel was born in 1780. Mary died in Ireland, leaving a family of six children, three of whom are now living - James and John in this country, and Daniel in Ireland. Daniel, senior, married for his second wife Mary Shehan, in 1830, and had two children; one died in Ireland, and the other, a daughter, is living in Pennsylvania. Daniel and Mary (Shehan) Cooney left Ireland about 1856. Daniel died in Warren county in 1864, and Mary died in 1885 at Silver Lake, aged 108 years; she always enjoyed good health up to the time of her death. John Cooney left Ireland and settled at Susquehanna county in 1844, and in 1846 he became engaged in the building of railroads as contractor, etc., a business he followed for several years. In 1866 he settled in Irvine and built a store and embarked in mercantile business, in which he still continues. He was married in 1851 to Bridget Collins, of Lockport, N.Y. They have had a family of twelve children, nine of whom are now living - four daughters and five sons. Mr. Cooney has been justice of the peace for several years, and town supervisor; also postmaster of the town he lives in at present, and has been engaged in the lumber business, to a large extent, for railroad supplies.

Cornen, C.A., Youngsville p.o., was born in Connecticut in 1844. He settled in Venango county as a butcher and packer in 1862, and in 1863 he was induced by his judgment to embark in the oil producing business. He accordingly leased a section, which proved successful, and then purchased a tract of 165 acres near Oil City in 1868. In 1872 Messrs. C.A. & D. Cornen purchased 210 acres in McKean county, and later they made a purchase of 550 acres in Forest county; this latter purchase is yet undeveloped. They now have seventy producing wells, all of which except seven are flowing wells. He has never failed in finding the object of his search. D. Cornen was born in Connecticut in 1855, and settled in Warren in 1883. C.A. settled in Youngsville in 1883, where he erected his residence in 1886.

Covell, Charles, Tidioute p.o., Deerfield, was born in Washington county, N.Y., February 3, 1835. He was a son of Nathaniel and Eliza (Densmore) Covell. Eliza died May 20, 1840, leaving a family of three children. Nathaniel was a son of Dr. Joseph Covell, who came to America with General La Fayette as a surgeon in the Revolutionary army. Charles Covell settled in Warren county in 1853, coming there from Saratoga county, N.Y., and there engaged in the lumber business and farming. He was married July 15, 1857, to Esther Cauvel, of, Venango county. They have had a family of three children born to them - Amanda A., Amelia A., and Charles A. Amanda A. married James Lewis, and Amelia A. married Whitley W. Greenlee. He died in 1883, leaving a widow and two children. Amelia then married her second husband, Seth Ganyes. Charles Covell enlisted in Company K., 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in 1862, under Colonel Pierce, and served to the close of the war, and was discharged July 24, 1865, at Philadelphia. He was elected justice of the peace in 1882 for a term of five years; has been assessor for four terms, and also held other offices. His wife was a daughter of Christian and Mary (Lama) Cauvel, of Venango, Penn. Amanda A. has four children - three daughters and one son - Maud A., Ada Z., Nettie A., and William H. Lewis. Amelia A. has two sons - Earl A. and Charles W. Greenlee. Charles A. married Ella Higley September 8, 188&. Joseph Covell had twenty- one children - nineteen sons and two daughters. Charles Covell's brother's name was Andrew J. Nathaniel Covell was born October 24, 1782; Christian Cauvel was born March 6, 1798; died October 6, 1870. Mary Tama Cauvel was born November 16, 1812; died July 5, 1886. Esther Cauvel was born April 28, 1841. Nathaniel Covell was a soldier in the War of 1812.

Crocker, Michael McKinney, Brokenstraw, Youngsville p.o., was born in Conewango in 1849, and was a son of Francis O. and Eliza (McKinney) Crocker. Eliza McKinney was a daughter of Michael and Margaret McKinney. Eliza was born in Warren county, and her husband, Francis O., was born in Vermont, in 1809. They have had a family of ten children - six sons and four daughters. Two sons enlisted - S. James and Rienz. Sidney James was a prisoner in the rebel prison for ten months during the late war. Francis O. Crocker has held the office of tipstaff of the court for the past thirty years. Michael M. Crocker was married in 1872 to Eveline D. Chandler, who was born in 1852. They have had a family of three children - Roy A., born in 1873; Raymond R., born in 1876; and Clair E., born in 1884. Eveline D. was a daughter of the old settlers, John W. Chandler and Abigail (Smith) Chandler, of Chandler's Valley, Sugar Grove township. They had a family of five children - three daughters and two sons. John W. died in 1880. The children now living are Orville Delphine, Perry L., Eveline D., and Mertie. John W. was a son of John and Mabel (Wasson) Chandler, who came from Orange county, N.Y., about 1810. John and Mabel had a family of twelve children. John was born in 1787 and died in 1867, and Mabel was born in 1791 and died in 1875. Chandler's Valley took its name from this family. Michael Crocker was elected county commissioner in 1885, and his term does not expire until 1888; he has held many of the minor offices of his town. He purchased his present homestead of ninety acres in 1877, then heavy timber land, but now is under fine improvement.

Cummings, George D., West Spring Creek p.o., cleared and owns a large tract of land in Spring Creek, in which place he was born. In 1868 he married Sue Woodbury, of Pittsfield. He is a son of M. Perry, who was born in Bristol county, Mass., in 1813; settled in Spring Creek in 1836, and married Sarah Vager, of Otsego county, N.Y., in 1837. They have two children - George D. and Mary A.

Cumings, Henry H., Tidioute, was born in Monmouth, Warren county, Ill., December 1, 1840, of New England parents. He removed to Madison, Lake county, O., in 1852, where Henry H. received his education, being a graduate of Oberlin College, of the class of 1862. He enlisted in July, 1862, in the 105th Ohio Vol. Infantry, and served under Bud in Kentucky, in 1862, taking part in the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862; was post quartermaster at Mumfordsville, Ky., during the winter of 1862 - 63; rejoined his regiment - which was a part of the 14th Army Corps - in April, 1863, and participated in all its campaigns and battles till mustered out in June, 1865, having served under Rosecrans, Thomas and Sherman, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, closing with the grand review of the army in Washington, D. C., in May, 1865. He was promoted to captain, and assigned to Co. K of his regiment in March, 1864. He came to the oil region in September, 1865; settled in Tidioute, June, 1866, being at that time engaged with Day & Co., in which firm he soon became a partner, in the oil refining business and shipping of crude and refined oil. The firm dissolved in 1873, when he formed a partnership with Jahu Hunter, as Hunter & Cumings, in the producing of oil, and various other enterprises, which they are still engaged in. H.H. Cumings married Charlotte J. Sink, who was born in Rome, N.Y., and married in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1867. They have a family of five children - Harriet Emily, Charles A., Henry H., jr., Ralph, and Laura Frances. Henry H. was a son of Charles and Emily (Anisden) Cumings. She was a native of Vermont, and her husband, Charles, was born in Brookline, Hillsboro county, N.H., in 1814. Charles Cumings was the son of Benjamin Cumings, born in Hollis, N.H., August 24, 1781.

Curtiss, Marvin W., Sugar Grove p.o., was born in Busti, Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1848, and is the son of Sidney R. Curtiss, and grandson of Ransom and Mary Pratt Curtiss (she a sister of L.H. Pratt). Marvin Curtiss came to Sugar Grove in 1864, and in 1870 married Grace Guygnon, of Sugar Grove. They have two children - Gertrude and Alice. He settled in the borough in 1880, and in 1884 he engaged in the mercantile trade, purchasing a store; in 1885 he sold his interest in the stock, and in October of the same year he purchased a half interest in a steam saw, planing, stave, shingle, and flouring and custom merchant mill. The firm is Curtiss & Davis, dealers in flour and grain.

Dalrymple, Clark, Sugar Grove, was born in Massachusetts and removed to Sugar Grove with his father in 1871, and was married to Elizabeth Schoff in Brokenstraw in 5818, and unto them were born nine children - eight sons and one daughter - Mary Ann, now the wife of Judge Acocks, of Pittsfield; David, Mark, William F., Clark, jr., Reuben, Oliver, Noah H., and Sheldon N. Clark was a son of David and Fannie (Clark) Dalrymple, who, with a family of eight children, removed from Massachusetts and set-tied two and one half miles southwest of Sugar Grove village, on the farm where his son Clark spent his life, and where Noah H. and Reuben now reside. The children were Mark C., David, Clark, Oliver, Chauncy, Mrs. Anna York, Mrs. Betsy Stuart, Mrs. Fannie Gregg. Mark C. was the first sheriff of Warren county. Clark died in 1869 aged seventy- five years, and his wife Elizabeth died in 1883 aged eighty- eight. Oliver, the son of Clark, is the famous Dalrymple Dakota farmer, having in crop about thirty thousand acres of wheat.

Dalrymple, Squire David R., Pittsfield, was born in Conewango township March 18, 1826, and married in 1846 Susan Foster, of Sugar Grove, who was born in 1830. They have four children - Phebe E., William W., R.B., and Nat A. Phebe married Garwood Bedford; William married Kate Campbell; R.B. married N. Brown; and Nat A. married Miss Moore, of Ohio. David R. was son of Mark C. and Phebe Greene Dalrymple. She was born in Rensselaer county, N.Y., and he was born in Colerain, Mass., in 1779; they were married at Troy, N.Y., in 1809. Phebe died September 17, 1841, leaving six children - Mrs. Lydia A.J. Foster, David R., and Mrs. Jerusha J.C. Ford, now living. Mark C. Dalrymple settled in Sugar Grove in 1814. He became the first sheriff of Warren county in 1819, and served three years. He was a leading and influential man of the county. He settled in Pittsfield in 1828, where he died. He married a second wife, Mrs. Van Arnam, and after her death married Eliza Whitaker. He died in April, 1873. David R. Dalrymple enlisted in Company 1, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in 1864, and served till the close of the war under Colonel Schoonmaker. He was elected justice in 1855 and is now serving his thirtieth successive year; he has been commissioner two terms, and assessor nine years, and has held all the other minor town offices. He has been a farmer and lumber manufacturer and shipper.

Dalrymple, Frank H., was born in Sugar Grove, and is a son of David and Mary B. Dennigan Dalrymple. She was born in 1822 in Longford, Ireland, a daughter of Michael and Catharine Bannan Dennigan, who settled in Sugar Grove in 1838. David was born in 1821, and his wife in 1822, and they were married in 1842. They have had a family of six children, five of whom are now living - Sheldon Q., Elizabeth E., Catharine, Watson D., and Frank Henry. David has been a lumber manufacturer and shipper, and stock grower and dealer; he has a homestead of 210 acres. He was a son of Clark and Elizabeth Schoff, who were married in Brokenstraw in 1816; he was born in Colerain, Mass. They had a family of nine children - David, Mark, William F., Clark, jr., Reuben, Oliver, N.H., S.H., and Mary A. (Mrs. Judge Acox). Clark settled with his parents in Conewango in 1811. Clark's father, David, came with his family from Colerain, Mass., in 1811; his children were David, Mark, Clark, Chauncy, Ann, and Fanny. Mark Dalrymple was the first sheriff of Warren county. Oliver Dalrymple, the great wheat grower of Dakota, is a brother of David, and an uncle of Frank H.

Dalrymple, Mark, Sugar Grove, was born in Sugar Grove in February, 1823. He married, October, 29, 1844, Eunice Fancher, of Dryden, Tompkins county, N.Y., who was born in 1823. Their children were William C., Newland, Mark, Silas A., Grant O., Mary E., Elizabeth, Alice, Harriet, Viola, Ada and Ella. Viola has taught several years; also Elizabeth and Ada several terms. Mr. Dalrymple has been one of the leading farmers of his town, and is now retired and lives in the borough. He was a son of Clark and Elizabeth Schoff Dalrymple. They were from Colerain, Mass., and were married in Brokenstraw. They had a family of nine children - David, Mark, William F., Clark, jr., Reuben, Oliver, N.H., S.N., and Mary A. Clark died in 1869, aged seventy- five years, and his widow died in 1883, aged eighty- eight years. Clark was son of David; he with his wife and children settled in the county in 1811. The children were David, Mark, Chauncy, Clark, Mrs. York, and Fanny. The son Mark was the first sheriff of Warren county. The Dalrymple family are prominent and noted farmers of the United States - Oliver and his brothers and nephews being large wheat growers in the West.

Dalton, Andrew, Sugar Grove, is a general farmer, and was born in County Longford, Ireland, March 16, 1805. He was a son of James and Catharine Coffe Dalton. Andrew left Ireland and landed in New York in 1825. He married Ann Denning, of Ireland, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and spent five years in New York city, Hudson, and Albany, and in 1830 settled in Sugar Grove as a farmer. His wife died March 7, 1871, leaving a family of nine children, eight of whom are now living - Catharine (married Thomas Ferguson and is dead), Bridget, Mary Ann, Michael, Thomas, James, Elizabeth, Margaret, and William. Mary A. married Isaac Knapp; Elizabeth married M. Curnell. Andrew Dalton has been a successful farmer and stock grower, having a great fancy for fine horses.

Curtis, Elliot M. Tidioute p.o., Glade, was born in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1831,and settled in Tidoute in 1886, and in 1868 he became a book- keeper in the bank of Grandin & Baum, and in 1870 he became cashier in the Grandin Banking House, and still remains there. He was married in 1867 to Ellen Stone, of New Milford, Conn. They have had a family of three children born to them - Harriet L., Elliot S., and Stillman W. Mr. Curtis enlisted from Bridgeport, Conn., in April, 1861, on the three months call, as a lieutenant, served his time, and re- enlisted as captain n the Ninth Regiment and served for three years. He was promoted to major and served from 1864 to March, 1866, as major of the Fourth Regiment, First Army Corps (Hancock's) U.S. Veteran Volunteers.

Darling, Lewis H., Sugar Grove, is a general druggist and pharmacist. He first engaged in the business in Chandler's Valley in 1881, and in 1886 settled in Sugar Grove. He was born in Chandler's Valley in 1857, and was married in 1880 to Nettie E. Goodban, by whom he has had two children - Mabel and Sadie. Mr. and Mrs. Darling were both graduates of the State Normal School at Edenhoro, Erie county, in the class of 1879. They have both taught school for several terms. Lewis H. was a son of S.S. and Sally M. (Brooks) Darling.

Davis, Erastus A., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Youngsville in August, 1837. He was married on March 28, 1860, to Adelia Hamblin. They have a family of three children - Minnie C., Emma H., and Archie G. Adelia Davis was a daughter of David and Elsie (Davis) Hamblin. Mr. Davis was councilman for seven years, burgess one term, a school director for three years, and also held other minor town and district offices. He was a son of William W. and Mary A. (Blakesley) Davis; she was born in Granville, Washington county, N.Y., July 13, 1806, and died June 12, 1881, and her husband, William W., was born in Westmoreland county in 1798. They were married on December 31, 1823, and had a family of six sons and three daughters - Emeline, Charles C., C.B., Prudence, Selden L., E.A., Ruben B., William P., and Cordelia A. William W. Davis was an early and successful river pilot, farmer and lumberman. Two of his children - Cyrus B. and Erastus A. - are engaged in the manufacture of carriages, wagons, and sleighs, and carriage smithing and repairing in Youngsville. They first engaged in 1858, purchasing the business of C.B. Davis, who first became ~engaged in 1857. Cyrus B. Davis was married in 1849 to Laura Hull, of Youngsville. They have four children. Cyrus B. was born in 1829.

Davis, Emry, Sugar Grove, a resident of Sugar Grove, Warren county, was born at Busti, N.Y., in 1827. He was a son of Emry and Amy (Aiken) Davis. He was a native of Wardsboro, Vt., and his wife was born in Pittstown, N.Y.; they died in Busti, he in 1860, and she in 1870. Emry married Martha L. Robertson, of Busti, Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1854. They have had a family of three children born to them - Arabella, Adams, and James. Arabella married C.M. Short, a banker of Sugar Grove. Adams was a graduate of the Sugar Grove Seminary, the commercial department in the class of 1886. Mr. Davis was a member of the New York Legislature in 1862, and supervisor, and has also held other offices in Busti, N.Y. He settled in Sugar Grove in 1870, and in 1872 he engaged in the manufacture of Hutch's universal cough syrup, Davis's home relief for pain, Dr. A.H. Davis's family pills, and Wilson's rheumatism remedy, with offices at Jamestown, N.Y., and Sugar Grove.

Davis, William A., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Youngsville on April 18, 1818. He was a son of Abraham and Ruth (Mead) Davis, who were married on November 12, 1807, in Warren county. They had a family of six Sons and two daughters - Elijah, born in 1813; Darius, born in 1815; William A., born in 1818; Asahel, born in 1824; P. Fillmore, born in 1825; Willard J., born in 1828; Susan Whitney, born in 1809; and Anna Devendorf, born in 1820. Abraham Davis was born on Long Island in March, 1782, and was a son of Elijah and Desiah Davis. His father was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and settled in Warren county about the year 1801. Abraham's father had a family of nine children, only one of whom is now living - Mr. James Davis, now eighty- two years of age. William A. Davis was married on February 22, 1839, to Prudence A. Blakeslee, who was born in Crawford county in 1820. They have had a family of six children - Robert E., born on December 23, 1839; Reuben P., born on May 17, 1842; John W., born on November 25, 1844; Laura A., born on September 8, 1848; Susan H., born on August 12, 1853; Charles L., born August 31, 1868; Laura A., married in 1866 to Burt Hotchkiss. Susan H. was married in 1872 to G.Y. Ball; Robert E. married Harriet A. Hamblin in 1859; Reuben P. married Agnes A. Carrie in 1866, and John W. was married in 1867 to Sarah Holt. William A. Davis now owns and occupies the old homestead of two hundred acres, which was purchased by his father in 1814. Prudence was a daughter of Reuben and Prudence Blakesley, who were born and married in Washington county, N.Y., and settled in Crawford county in 1817, where they died.

Davis, Willard J., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw (first), was born in Youngsville, Warren county, in 1828. He was married in 1850 to Laura Littlefield, who was born in Brokenstraw township in 1829. She died in March, 1868, leaving a family of three children - Walter L., Homer F., and Mary Alice, who was married in 1881 to Mr. J.L. Babbitt, of Grand Valley. Willard J. Davis then married his second wife, Meada Root, of Farmington, in September, 1869. They have two children - Grace, born in 1870; and Joe. Mr. Davis is a representative man of his town; was a justice of the peace for five years, a school director for twenty- four years, and is active in all interests relating to his town. He was reared on his father's farm, but at an early age gave his attention to the culture of bees, and is now the largest apiarist in Western Pennsylvania, and is also engaged in general farming. He was a son of Abraham and Ruth (Mead) Davis. She was born in Meadville on August 16, 1789, and her husband, Abraham, was born in New Jersey on March 22, 1782. They were married on November 12, 1807, and had a family of ten children - Elijah, born in 1813; Darius, born in 1815; William A., born in 1817; John, born in 1819; Asahel, born in 1824; P. Fillmore, born in 1825; Willard J., born in 1828; Elsie, born in 1808; Susan, born in 1809; and Anna, born in 1820. Elsie died in 1850, and John in 1840. Abraham died on March 14, 1863, and his wife, Ruth, died on January 25, 1867. Abraham was an early teacher, and became a successful farmer. He was also interested in the lumber business, and shipped lumber to New Orleans via the Allegheny River. He was a son of Elijah and Desiah (Littell) Davis. Elijah settled in Warren county soon after the close of the Revolutionary War. They had a family of six sons and three daughters, only one of whom, the youngest, is now living - James, now eighty- two years of age. Elijah was born in 1757, and participated in the War of the Revolution, and died in the northern part of the county in 1823.

Dean, Daniel A., Columbus, was born in Cazenovia, Madison county, N.Y., in 1822. He was a son of Harvey and Maria (Bostwick) Dean. Harvey was born in Massachusetts, and Maria, his wife, was born in Rhode Island. They settled in French Creek, Chautauqua county, N.Y., where they died. They settled in French Creek in 1825, and had a family of six sons and three daughters. Three of the sons, Charles, Seymour, and Harvey, enlisted and served in the army. Charles died while in service, and Seymour was wounded. Daniel A. Dean was married in 1845 to Cordelia Coe, of Chautauqua county, N.Y. She died in 1852, leaving two children - James and Mary C. Daniel then married his second wife, Mary Jane Holmes, of Leon, Cattaraugus county, N.Y., in 1856. They had a family of four children born to them - Robert, Charles, Jesse, and Clara, who is now a teacher.

Deming, Andrew J., West Spring Creek p.o., Spring Creek, was born in Otsego county, N.Y., in 1834, and came to Warren county in 1837. He is a farmer, and now owns and occupies a farm of twenty- one acres, He married Sarah E. Tucker, of Spring Creek, by whom he had a family of three children - George E., Miriam A., and Frank R. Andrew J. Deming enlisted in the 42d Pennsylvania Reserves; was wounded at Fredericksburg in 1862; taken prisoner in front of Petersburg, Va., August 19, 1864, and exchanged on the 4th of March, 1865.

Dennigan, Patrick, Sugar Grove, was born in County Longford, Ireland, in 1820. He was a son of Michael and Catharine (Bannan) Dennigan. They were born and married in Ireland, and with a family of three daughters and two sons immigrated to America and settled in Columbia county, N.Y., in 1826, and moved to Sugar Grove in 1838, where they both died - he in 1848, and she in 1873. Two of their children were born here, and but two are now living - Patrick and Bridget (Mrs. David Dalrymple). Patrick married in 1850 Jane E. Melius, born in Claverack, Columbia county, N.Y., who was born in 1822. They have a family of four children - Charles, Arabelle, Catharine M., and Mary E. Arabelle married Joseph Kidd in October, 1880.

Dennison, Judge James, Sugar Grove borough, was born in Schenectady county, N.Y., in 1817. He was a son of Ezekiel and Margaret (Pulver) Dennison, of Schenectady county, N.Y.; they both died in Cortland county, N.Y. James married in 1849 Rhoda Martin, of Western, Oneida county, N.Y., who was born in 1830. They have eleven children now living - Arthur W., Will E., Martin, Edgar, Elsworth, Clayton, Barbara J., Florence, Helen, Kate, and Gerda. Jacob, Robert, and Mary have died; Jacob and Robert enlisted in the army and were both brevetted captain for bravery in service; Mary was a teacher. Judge Dennison settled in Sugar Grove township in 1850. He was elected school director in 1851 and continued in that office for seventeen years; he was associate judge from 1866 to 1871, and county auditor for six years. He purchased his present homestead of ninety- two acres in the borough in 1883.

Dewey, Daniel A., of Columbus, was born in Sherburne, Chenango county, N.Y., May 27, 1821. He was a son of John and Maria (Whittaker) Dewey. Maria was born in Rhode Island, and her husband, John, was born in Lebanon, Conn. They were married in Chenango county, N.Y., and with two sons, Richard and Daniel A., settled in Columbus in 1824. They had a family of five children born to them, three of whom are now living - Daniel A., William, born in 1826, and Melissa M., born in 1829. The mother, Maria, died in 1860, and her husband, John, in 1870. Daniel Dewey was married in 1847 to Maria Louise Lawrence, who was born in Providence, R.I. They have had a family of five children born to them - Nellis Edgar, Daniel M., Lola M., Lillie M., and Lottie P. Mr. Dewey was justice of the peace for five years, and from early age has always been an active and energetic business man of his town. He has been engaged in many enterprises. He first was a teacher and professor of penmanship; was also a lumber merchant, shipper and manufacturer, and engaged in milling, and the building of mills. He also owned the Columbus Hotel, which he conducted in 1847. He became engaged in the mercantile business and was in the same until 1875.

Deming, J.O., West Spring Creek p.o., was born in Unadilla, Otsego county, N.Y., in 1827. He was a son of Josiah, who was born in Connecticut in 1792, and died in 1871. He married Assenette Mudge, of Schoharie county, N.Y., who was born in 1793, and died in 1878. They had ten children, eight of whom are now living. J.O. Deming had six children, five of whom are now living - L.L., A.A., Addie, Clyde, and Mattie. He has held the office of auditor and school director.

Demmon, Lyman, Russellburg p.o., Pine Grove, was born in Cayuga county, N.Y., in the year 1800, November 15. He married Folly La Due, who bore him children as follows: Hiram, born September 19, 1824; Marriette, March 23, 1830, married Truman Johnson; James W., born February 10, 1834; Sarah Jane, born June 1, 1845, married John W. Agrelius; the last three children were born in Pine Grove. Lyman Demmon died March 7, 1875. His wife still lives, at the advanced age of sixty- nine years. Mr. Demmon was a lumberman and farmer of the town, and a man that stood well in the estimation of his fellow- men. Hiram Demmon, the oldest child, married Margaret Ann Wilson, by whom he had three children - Will S., Mariette (who died soon after birth) and Ada. Hiram Demmon, by honesty and industry, has fairly earned the comforts of life he now enjoys. Formerly he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, but now is class- leader of and a member of the United Brethren's Church. James W. Demmon married Lucinda Farnesworth, who bore him four children. His wife died March 4, 1881. In March, 1885, he married Minnie G. Andrews. Mr. Demmon is a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Russell, and is at present steward of the church.

Dible, John, Warren p.o., Pleasant, is a wagon maker and farmer, and was born in Alsace, France, June 24, settled in Pleasant township in 1847. His father was a miller by trade, but after coming to this country engaged in farming, and cleared the largest part of 100 acres opposite Warren. He had a family of five children - Magdalena, John, Saloma, Jacob, and Henry. John Dible learned his trade in Warren. He now owns and occupies the old homestead farm in Pleasant township. He was married August 5, 1861, to Mary A. Amann, a daughter of George and Catherine (Eisler) Amann, of Pleasant township, by whom he has had a family of six children - Lewis J., Isabelle M., Clara L., Benjamin F., Janet E., Gertrude G. Clara died at the age of one year and seven months.

Diefendorf, Doctor S.C., Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, a physician and surgeon, settled in Warren county in 1881, coming there from California, and in 1884 he settled in Youngsville, in the practice of his profession. He was a graduate from the Geneva Medical College of New York, in the class of 1867 and 1868, after which he first settled in Syracuse, N.Y., and in 1871 he went to California. He was born in Jefferson county, N.Y., in 1847, and was married in 1878 to Hattie A. Smith, a daughter of Horace and Martha Smith, of Geneva, Ill. They have two adopted children - Adelbert and Roberta.

Dietch, Nicholas, Warren p.o., Pleasant, sexton of Oakland Cemetery, was born in Alsace, France, May 30, 1836. He was a son of Nicholas Dietch and Johanna (Gross) Dietch. He located in Warren county in 1852, and has resided in Pleasant township since 1858, and for twenty- one years has been sexton of Oakland Cemetery. He was married in 1858 to Francis Foltz, a daughter of Marcus Foltz and Elizabeth (Ownes), of Pleasant township. They have had a family of fifteen children born to them - Joseph N., Lorena S., Elizabeth M., Anna M., Adelia B., Theodora E., Charles E., Agnes F., Fred N., Henry F., Alice J., Lillie R., Dora B., Kate M., and Mary J.

Dinsmoor, Silas, Warren p.o., Elk. - The Dinsmoor family was among the pioneer families of Elk township. Of the children, David was one of the foremost men. They came here many years ago. On the farm which was owned by David during his lifetime was a valuable deposit of coal, which had been opened several years before it came into his possession. In his family were ten children, viz. - Winfield, Louisa, Silas, Eugene, Byron, Charlie, Alice, Myron, Susan, and Clara. Of these children all but Byron and Susan are still living. The farm has passed to the ownership of Silas, who now occupies it. Originally it comprised 1,500 acres. The coal found here is bituminous, but its distance from any railroad, and by reason of the great consumption of gas as a heating element, no special inducement offers for its extensive operation. The annual product varies from 1,200 to 1,500 tons. Its quality, however, is excellent, and it is remarkably free from all objectionable deposits incident to coal deposits.

Dickinson, James Harvey, Ackley Station p.o., Pine Grove, was born in the town of Lisle, Broome county, N.Y., December 12, 1819, where he lived till about the year 1840, when he came to Jerusalem, Yates county. While residing at the latter place he married Mary Ann Rider, and came to Pine Grove, locating in the east part of the town on a tract of 100 acres, nearly all timber. He bought and operated the old "Andrews mill," using water power up to about fifteen years ago, since when steam power has been used. By his first marriage Mr. Dickinson had three children - Elizabeth, Charles G., and James. His second wife was Sarah Ann Neate, by whom he had one child - Mary L., who, since the death of her mother, has charge of the household affairs. Mr. Dickinson comes of good stock, noted for generosity and thrift. He contributed liberally toward the erection of the United Brethren Church at "Cable Hollow," and is steward of the society. As a lumberman and farmer he has been successful, and enjoys the comforts of life, earned by his own industry.

Donaldson, Andrew, Barnes p.o., Sheffield, was born in Kittanning, Armstrong county, March 5, 1800, and was married to Christina Dougherty April 20, 1826. They came to Sheffield in 1848. Their children now living are Margaret, James, Hannah, and John. Andrew Donaldson died August 17, 1867; his widow and eldest son, James, reside on the old homestead. James enlisted in Company D, I 111th Pennsylvania Vols., in 1861, under the command of E.M. Pierce, but afterwards commanded by Captain Alexander, of Warren. The first producing oil well was drilled in this town on the Donaldson farm, 1881, since when an aggregate of eleven wells have been drilled, and their products afford a handsome revenue for the family.

Dunham, Myron, Enterprise p.o., Southwest, was born in Southwest township in 1841. He was a son of John and Elizabeth (Campbell) Dunham. Myron was married in 1864 to Velona Ames, who was born in Crawford county. They had a family of two children born to them - Maitland M. and Stella. Maitland was a graduate of the Randolph Academy in 1886, and is now a medical student. Myron was elected county commissioner two terms, served in the building of the county court- house, and was appointed postmaster in 1870, which office he still holds, and by a statement rendered July 1, 1886, shows but a balance due the government of two cents. He is engaged in a general mercantile business, in which business he has been engaged since 1865, and which he still carries on. His father, John Dunham, was drowned in the Allegheny. River in 1842, leaving a widow and eight children, seven of whom are now living. His wife, Elizabeth, was born in 1809. John was engaged in farming and was also largely interested in the manufacture of lumber.

Dupree, Hugh, Youngsville p.o., Brokenstraw, was born in Brokenstraw, on February 11, 1810, and was a son of Richard and Elizabeth (Miller) Dupree. Elizabeth was born in Juniata, and Richard, her husband, was born in Northumberland county. They were married in Brokenstraw in 1809, and have had a family of nine daughters and five sons, of whom five sons and four daughters are now living - Hugh, John, Benjamin F., Enoch, Josiah W., Ann, Susan, Adaline, and Martha L. Hugh and Martha L. have remained single, and their mother, during the latter days of her life, was cared for by them. She died in 1864 at the age of seventy- two years. Her husband, Richard, died May 10, 1847. He was born in 1787, and settled in Brokenstraw April 12, 1798, with his stepfather, John Andrews. Richard settled at Matthew's Run, in 1821, where he purchased a large tract of land. His sons, Hugh and Benjamin F., have held most of the town offices, and are now engaged in farming.

Duprey, Richard M., Chandler's Valley p.o., Sugar Grove, was born in Brokenstraw township in 1843, the son of John and Samantha (Evens) Duprey. She was born in Sugar Grove December 25, 1820; they were married in 1839. John was born in Brokenstraw township. They have had six children, three of whom are now living - Deforest, born in 1840; Richard M., born in 1843; and Loana, born in 1846. Samantha died in 1883. They settled in Sugar Grove in 1859. Deforest married Almena Hazelton in 1870, and they have four children. John Duprey was a son of Richard and Elizabeth (Miller) Duprey; he was born in Northumberland county and she in Juniata county. They were married in Brokenstraw in 1809, and had a family of nine daughters and five sons - Hugh, John, Benjamin F., Enoch, Josiah W., Ann, Susan, Adaline, and Martha L., now living. Elizabeth, born in 1792, died in 1864; Richard, born in 1787, was drowned in the Allegheny River in 1847; he settled on the Broken-straw in 1798, with his stepfather (John Anderson) and his mother.

Durant, William, Fentonville p.o., Pine Grove, a native of Massachusetts, was born January 8, 1797, and came to Pine Grove prior to 1824. In 1829 he married Mary Porter, granddaughter of Samuel Anderson, with whose family she lived at the time of their marriage. The children of this marriage were Nathan Porter, born in 1831, and died in 1847; Charles K., born in 1838; William, born in 1840, and died in 1875; Martha C., born in 1844, married Charles H. Wilsie, Esq., of Pine Grove; Nathan P., born in 1847; William Durant died in 1869. His widow still resides on the farm with her son Charles. Mr. Durant during his long residence in the town was highly respected by his fellow men. In early days he engaged in lumbering in a small way, but latterly he conducted a farm of 148 acres on the Conewango, a few miles north of Russell.

Eldred, Edgar J., Spring Creek, was a son of George F. Eldred, who was born in London, England, in 1797, and came to America in 1819, and settled in Warren county in the same year. He married Laura Cady, who was born in Vermont. Edgar J. is one of the well- to- do farmers of Warren county, and now owns and occupies a farm of 507 acres; he is also largely interested in the raising of stock. He was married in 1862 to Helen M. Howard, and to them have been born four children - Agnes M., Grace M., Edith M., and Ethel M. Mr. Eldred has served as constable for three terms, and has also held the office of school director, and also that of auditor, assessor, and commissioner. George F. Eldred was one of the early settlers of Spring Creek, and for many years cast the only Whig vote in the town.

Ellis, Benjamin, hotel owner and proprietor, located at Chandler's Valley; was born in Gerry, Cattaraugus county, N.Y., in 1830. He was a son of William W. and Clarissa Foster Ellis; he was from Massachusetts, and she from Vermont. They married and settled in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1824, and in 1845 settled in Sugar Grove, where they died, he in 1874 and she in 1876. They had a family of eleven children, four of whom are now living - Rowe W., Mrs. Whitcomb, Benjamin, and Mrs. G.R. Nobles. Benjamin married, in 1850, Sophronia Salmon, who was born in Warren county; she died in March, 1870, leaving two children - Edmund and Fremont. He married his second wife, Kate McLain, in 1871; they have one daughter, Jennie. Mr. Ellis was town commissioner six years, school director two terms, and a county commissioner six years. In early life he was a farmer and lumberman. In 1885 he erected his present hotel in Chandler's Valley, of which he is now proprietor. His grandfather, James Ellis, came to America with General Burgoyne in Revolutionary days, and soon deserted and joined General Washington's forces. He died in the service in the War of 1812. His wife was the mother of twenty- four children. The grandfather, Benjamin Foster, was a soldier in the Revolution.

Emerson, C.H., Spring Valley p.o., Eldred, was born in Connecticut in 1817, and settled in Warren county in 1861. He was married in 1840 to Abigail Smith, of Chautauqua county, N.Y., who was born in 1820. They had a family of nine children, four of whom are now living - Mary Jane (Proper), Polly Lureta (Putnam), Milo, and Robert D. His parents were Abraham and Jane (Sanders) Emerson. They had a family of ten children, seven of whom are now living. Abraham served in the War of 1812, and died in 1838. C.H. Emerson is one of the representative farmers of his town, and now owns and occupies a farm of one hundred and seventy- five acres.

English, William, Kinzua, p.o. Elk - In the year 1821 there came from Lycoming county, to Kinzua, the family of John English. Besides the pioneer, John, there was his wife Mary (Hamlin) English, and their children - Mary, Elizabeth, William, Johanna. The children born after they settled here were Fanny, Sally, Susan, Rice H., James, and two or three others, who died while yet infants. John the pioneer, and Mary his wife, both died in 1868. William English married Mary Palmeter, who bore him seven children - Mary Ellen, Orrin, Solon, George W., Charles, Alice, and John. William English is today one of the leading men of Kiuzua. His early life was spent in the lumber woods and on the river, and as time advanced he developed the land into a good farm. The oil production has also helped him. Mr. English has always taken a great interest in all town affairs, and has held various of the township offices. Both he and his wife are prominent and respected members of the M.E. Church, and contribute largely of their means to its support. Rice H. English, a younger brother of William, was born in 1832. He married Sarah E. Tuttle, by whom he had a family of four children. He too has been prominent in town affairs, having held the office of justice for nearly fifty years. They are both firm Democrats. These brothers commenced poor, as did the whole family, and their accumulations so far in life have been the result of their own personal industry and thrift.

English, Claudius, Kinzua p.o., Elk, was horn in Lycoming county, and came to Kinzua about the year 1832. He married Betsey, a daughter of Jeremiah Morrison, and by her had a family of thirteen children, eleven of whom grew to man and womanhood. These children were Lebius, Margaret, Thomas, Sarah, Robert, Henry, Elizabeth, Rachel, Sylvester, Josephine, and John. Robert, one of these sons, still resides in Kinzua, on the Kinzua Creek. He married Caroline White, a daughter of Eben White, and by her had a family of seven children, all but one of whom is now living. Robert English is a self- made man. When he entered married life he had little or no capital, but by industry, energy, and economy he has built up a comfortable home, surrounded by family and friends. In the town he is universally respected by all who know him. He has frequently held town offices, but does not aspire to political preferment. By choice he is a Republican. He is not a church member, but his wife is a member of the M.E. Church society. Claudius, the father, died about twenty years ago.

Erickson, Frederick, Dugall p.o., Pittsfield, was born in Sweden in 1860. He is a son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Peters Erickson; they were born and married in Sweden, and settled in Pittsfield in 1866. They have a family of nine children - Christine, Charles Oscar, Samuel, Andrew, Frederick, Hannah, Mary, Minnie, and Elizabeth. Frederick was appointed deputy postmaster in the newly- established post- office at Dugall in 1866, and his brother postmaster; they are engaged as general merchants at that place, the firm being Erickson Brothers.

Evans, Henry H., Tidioute p.o., Glade, the oldest merchant of Tidioute, and is now engaged in the boot and shoe business, and also in the general clothing trade. He was born in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1828, and settled in Tidioute November 4, 1856, and engaged in the mercantile business under the firm name of Evans & Kemble, and in 1865 the firm was changed to Evans Brothers, and again in 1867 back to Evans & Kemble. In 1871 they sold out and Mr. Evans became book- keeper for the People's Savings Bank, and in 1876 he became engaged in the sale of his present class of goods - boots, shoes of all grades, gents' and boys' clothing, and all grades of rubber goods. Henry H. married Mary Kemble, of Crawford county, January 1, 1852. They had a family of six children born to them - Mariett, Lydia A., Susan E., Mary, Alice, Gus B., and William P. Lydia A. and Mariett were graduates of the State Normal school at Edinborough, Erie county, in 1875. They have taken a high stand as teachers, and are now holding prominent positions as teachers. The four others are graduates of the graded schools of Tidioute. Mr. Evans was school director for twelve years, was a member of the council for three years, assessor for two years, and postmaster for six years. Henry H. Evans was a son of Peter and Elsie (Hadley) Evans. Elsie was born in Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1810, and her husband Peter was born in Lancaster county in 1804. They were married on January 1, 1828. He died in 1882, and his wife in 1883. They had a family of eight children born to them, four of whom are now living - Henry H., Elizabeth, George, and Stephen H. (who enlisted in Company F, 145th Pennsylvania Vols., in 1862, served as first lieutenant, was disabled, and resigned in 1863. He was appointed postmaster upon the resignation of his brother, Henry H. Evans.

Ewald, Henry, Tidioute p.o., Glade, dealer in watches, clocks, jewelry, silver ware, and musical instruments, and a practical watch maker, engraver, and jeweler, having served a four year apprenticeship in Germany. He was born May 21, 1847, in the city of Alzey, Rheinhessen, Germany. He came to New York in 1865 at the age of eighteen, followed a business call to Petroleum Centre in 1866, and settled in Tidioute in 1867, establishing the business in which he is now engaged. He was the only son of Fredrick Leopold Ewald, one of the government officers, who died in his native city in 1879. Henry married Alice A. Hadley, who was born in Adrian, Steuben county, N.Y., at Faxton, in 1870. They have had a family of seven children born to them - two sons, Fredrick Henry and John B., and five daughters, Effie, Rosamond, Winnie, Pearl and Julia.

Ewer, Asa, Columbus, was born in Cattaraugus county, N.Y., August 9, 1824, and was a son of Asa Ewer, who settled in Columbus in 1848 as a carpenter, and later became a farmer, and in 1883 he retired from active life and settled in the borough. He was married September 1, 1851, to Nancy M. Howard, who was born in Columbus, Chenango county, N.Y., on February 2, 1832. They have had three children - Alston De Elmer, born in 1852; Isaac Mt. Vernon, born in 1862; and Lily Blanche, born March 31, 1868. Mrs. Nancy M. Ewer was a daughter of Isaac and Sally (Bassett) Howard. Sally was born in Sharon, N.Y., in 1800, and Isaac was born in Rhode Island in 1795. They were married at Shelburne, N.Y., in August, 1820, and settled in Columbus in 1827. Isaac died on October 1, 1880. They had a family of six children born to them, five of whom are now living - Mary E., Hiram D., William B., Nancy M., and Ivory F. Mrs. Sally Howard was a daughter of Symon and Mary (Tillotson) Bassett, of Connecticut, who settled in Columbus, where they died leaving a family of four children, of whom Mrs. Sally Howard is the only one surviving.

Falconer, James A., Chandler's Valley p.o., Sugar Grove, was born in Sugar Grove in 1840. He was a son of James and Christina (Stuart) Falconer, who were born in Scotland, where they were married in 1833, and with two children settled in Sugar Grove in 1837. They had a family of six children born to them, four children now living - Mrs. Christina Weld, Mrs. May Clark, James A., and Penuel. James Falconer, sr., was born in 1799 and died in 1886. His wife was born in 1803. James A. Falconer married Clarissa Jane Morley, who was born in Harmony, Chautauqua county, N.Y., in 1839. They were married February 9, 1869, and have had a family of five children born to them - Patrick Archibald (born in 1870), Sarah Ann (born in 1873), Ida Rebecca (born in 1875), Rose Christina (born in 1877), Francis Morley (born in 1880). Clarissa J. was a daughter of Vilas and Rebecca (Bowe) Morley. He was born in Cayuga county, N.Y., and his wife was born in Rutland county, Vt.

Farnsworth, sr., Thomas, Sheffield, was born in Cayuga county, N.Y., and his young life was spent there. He died in 1841, and his wife, Nancy, died in 1879, aged eighty- three years. He had a family of twelve children by Nancy Heron, whom he married at an early day. Of these children, Thomas, jr., was the fourth child. The family came to Sheffield in 1838, where Thomas, Jr., married Malvina Corwin, of Bradford, and by whom he had eleven children, nine of whom are now living. He is a substantial and self- made man, and has, until late years, been a farmer and lumberman; but during the last few years he has operated in oil, producing the same from his own farm, in the north part of the town. Of these wells fourteen are on other lands, leased to other producers, from which he derives a royalty. The others were sunk and are operated by himself.

Fisher, Samuel H., Enterprise p.o., Southwest, was born in Stafford, Genesee county, N.Y., in 1821. He was a son of Abner and Rebecca (Morse) Fisher. Abner died in Chautauqua county, N.Y., and his wife, Rebecca, died in Genesee county, leaving a family of five children. Samuel H. Fisher was married in 1842 to Ulyssa E. Fuller. They have had three children born to them - Rebecca (who married John Keeler, and died, leaving one daughter - Ulyssa), Rosalie M., and John W. Mr. Fisher settled on his farm of 150 acres in 1863. He enlisted in the 211th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in 1864, and was discharged at the close of the war. He was wounded in the front at Petersburg, and now receives a pension.

Flasher, William S., Pittsfield p.o., Deerfield, was born in Mercer county in 1853. He married Esther L. Chambers in 1876. They have a family of three children - George Albert, William Stewart, and Benjamin Leroy. Mrs. Flasher was a daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Chambers, of Crawford county. Mr. Chambers enlisted in the army in 1861, and was killed in battle. William at an early age learned the cabinet trade, and purchased his present homestead farm in 1880. He was a son of Benjamin and Fanny (Price) Flasher, who were born in Center county and settled in Warren county. They had a family of four children, two now living - William S. and Mary Jane.

Flatt, Amos, Corydon p.o., was born in Muncey, Lycorning county, November 28, 1803, and came to Corydon about 1828. He married Nancy Morrison, the oldest daughter of Abel Morrison, by whom he had five children, as follows: A son who died in infancy, May 19, 1837, unnamed; John W., Morrison, Louis De F., Francis E. John W. was born May 9, 1838. He enlisted August 5, 1862, in Company C, Ind. Pa. Vols., and served to the close of the war; then married S.A. Lyle, of Kinzua, by whom he had three children. Morrison was born March 24, and married Ellen J. Forbes, of Corydon, by whom he had six children. Louis De F. Flatt married Celia Lyle, of Kinzua, by whom he had seven children. Louis De F. enlisted September 11, 1861, in Company D, First Pennsylvania Rifles, 13th Pennsylvania R.V.C.; was wounded June 27, 1862, at Gaines's Mills, Va., and captured and confined in the rebel prisons at Libby and Belle Island. He was paroled August 3, 1862.

Fletcher, John G., North Warren p.o., Farmington, is a farmer, and was born in Sterlingshire, Scotland, April 28, 1820. He was a son of John and Jeanette (Graham) Fletcher. He immigrated to the United States in 1850 and located in Warren county in 1854, and settled on the farm which he now occupies, most of which he has cleared, and upon which he has made all of the improvements in the buildings. He was married June 11, 1841, to Jeanette Taylor, a daughter of David and Mary (Thompson) Taylor, of Glasgow, Scotland, by whom he has had a family of four children - Jeanette (now Mrs. Wesley King), Ida (Mrs. S. Clark), Archie, and Lizzie (who is now Mrs. Stephen Bradley).

Forbes, Alfred, Corydon, was a native of New York State, and came with his family to Corydon in March, 1832. The children were Salona, Belvin, Diantha, Jarvis L., Laura, Levi, Porter, and Almeda. Jarvis L. Forbes married Martha Morrison, a daughter of Abel Morrison, and was the first white female child born in Corydon. The children born to this marriage were Laura (who married George Howard), Hector, Herbert, Francis (who married Hiram Lloyd), Nellie (who married Ben Barnett), and Minnie (who married Dr. Miller, of Clarendon). Alfred Forbes, the pioneer, went to Iowa in 1843, taking all of the family, with the exception of Jarvis L. Belvin, another son, has since returned from the West. Jarvis Forbes has been a carpenter by trade for many years. He is a Democrat naturally, but inclines toward prohibition. Alfred Forbes, the father, was a practicing physician and surgeon during his residence at Corydon.

Foster, Nathan A., Lander p.o., Farmington, is a farmer, and was born in Virgil, Cortland county, N.Y., October 21, 1839. He was a son of Nathan and Polly (Olmstead) Foster, who were of Puritan stock. He located in Farmington in 1860. In May, 1886, he bought Elihu Johnson's farm, containing seventy acres, where he resides, one- fourth of a mile east of Farmington Center; he now owns the two farms. He has been married twice. His first wife was Jane Putnam, a daughter of Edson and Lizie (Knapp) Putnam, or Farmington, by whom he had two children - Mary L. and Bessie A. His second wife was Mary A. Johnson, a daughter of Elihu and Salintha (Jones) Johnson, of Farmington.

Fox, Joseph H., Russellburg p.o., Pine Grove, was born in Onondaga county, N.Y., May 1, 1813. Lorinda Akeley, his wife, was born in Plymouth, Vt., February 11, 1822. They were married in 1840. Joseph H. Fox came to Pine Grove about the year 1830. The locality, in which the family has since lived is in the east part of the town, on high ground, and is generally known as "Fox Hill." The children born to them are as follows: George, born June 7, 1842, died from accidental causes in September, 1877; Addison, born October 5, 1843; Fanny, born March 12, 1845, married A.D. Blood; Levi, January 17, 1847; Lewis, June 13, 1848; Herbert, March 13, 1850, died April, 1851; Alice, born September 20, 1851, married J.B. Holt, of Glade; Hubert, born June 17, 1853; Herman, July 10, 1855; Elva, born December 14, 1857, died during infancy; Thurston, born July 20, 1858; Rollin, born October 5, 1861; and Eva L., born January 15, 1863. Joseph H. Fox died on February 8, 1868, from injuries received from a falling limb only two days before his death. He was a man who was highly respected and successful in life, and died possessed of considerable real and personal estate.

Francis, Aaron W., of Columbus, was born in Erie county in 1836, near the line of Columbus. He settled in Columbus borough in 1872. He was married in 1858 to Lovanch A. Spencer, of Warren county. Aaron W. Francis was a son of H.D. and Eliza (Walton) Francis. Eliza was born in Chenango county, N.Y., and died in 1859. Her husband, H.D., died in September, 1884, aged seventy- six years. They had a family of five children born to them; three of whom are living - Aaron W., Clara, and L.H. Mr. Francis also had one daughter by his second wife, Anna C. Aaron W. Francis commenced business as a farmer in early life; later he became a railroad contractor and builder, a business which he followed for over nine years, engaged in several important contracts in the West as well as in the East. He purchased the custom and merchant mill of Columbus in 1872. It was originally built in 1824, and is located on the Big Brokenstraw. He now owns several buildings in the borough, and is a large real estate owner in Corry. He conducts a large flour and feed store at Corry.

Franklin, Delos, North Warren p.o., Conewango, was born in Jefferson, Schoharie county, N.Y., on October 20, 1847. He was a son of Ansel and Rebecca (Shelmadine) Franklin, who settled in Farmington, Warren county, and cleared and improved a farm on which they resided until the time of their death. They had a family of three children - Benjamin, Cordelia (deceased), and Delos, Delos Franklin was brought up in Farmington, and settled in Conewango in 1873, and on the present farm in 1881, which he has partly cleared and improved. He was married in 1876 to Agnes Logan, a daughter of John and Helen Logan, of Farmington. They have had two children born to them - Ella and Ansel.

Frantz, Philip, North Warren p.o., Conewango, was born in Conewango on June 19, 1849. He was a son of George and Barbara (Geiselbricht) Frantz. His parents were natives of Alsace, France, who settled in Conewango in 1848, and his father cleared and improved the farm on which he now resides. He was born on September 24, 1812, and was married twice. His first wife was Barbara Geiselbrecht, by whom he had six children - George, Christian, Barbara, Philip, Emeline, and Mary. His second wife was Salome Witz, by whom he had a family of eight children - Saloma, Fred, Samuel, Albert, Louisa, Christian, William, and Henry. Philip Frantz was married in 1877 to Susanna Gross, and to them have been born three children - Roy E., Ernest F., and Clara L. Susannah Frantz was a daughter of Christian and Catherine (Swartz) Gross, of Conewango township. Mr. Frantz settled on the farm on which he now resides in 1877, and has cleared and improved a part of it.

Fuellhart, John, Tidioute p.o., Deerfield township, was born in Grand Duchy Hessen- Earnstaet, Germany, April 15, 1821. In 1842 he married, in Germany, Christine P. Freidenberger, and in 1854 they immigrated to America, settling in New Jersey, where he became employed in the State service as civil engineer for 1855 - 56 and in 1857 settled in Pennsylvania, and through his friend, Mr. Ferris, became engineer for the P. and E. Railroad for 1862 - 63. In the fall of 1863 he made the survey for the Oil City and Irvington Railroad, and was commissioned by that company to purchase the right of way; in 1864 he assisted in constructing the road, and in 1866 he retired from public service and purchased his present homestead in Deerfield township, two miles out of Tidioute. He now owns 700 acres of land. They have had eight children, five of whom are now living-- Maggie, Julia, Emma, Charles, and Henry; the three who died were William, John C., and William.

Fuller, Jacob C., Kinzua p.o., Elk, was born in Sussex county, N.J., in the year 1835. Prior to having attained his majority he was employed on a farm. He afterwards engaged in the flour- mill business. In 1859 he married Pauline Van Scoden, by whom he had one child - Justin. The family came to Kinzua in 1861, when Mr. Fuller purchased the old Merritt home, and by the acquisition of other lands now has a farm of 156 acres, devoted to general agriculture, and of recent years oil producing. Although not an old resident, Mr. 'Fuller has taken an active part in the affairs of the town, and has held the office of town commissioner for twelve years. He is a staunch Democrat in politics.