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Bradford County, Pennsylvania Census

Bradford County, Pennsylvania was originally called Ontario County until it was formally organized and renamed in 1812. Ontario had been formed from Luzerne and Lycoming counties. 1820 Bradford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Bradford County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives 1820 Every Name Index 1820 Wyalusing, Pike, Windham and Orwell Twps 1820 Warren, Columbia, Wills, Springfield and Canton Twps 1820 Burlington, Smithfield and Ridgebury Twps 1820 Athens, Ulster, Towanda and Franklin Twps 1820 Wysox and Asylum Twps Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Bradford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Bradford County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Tri-Counties Genealogy and History Bradford Census 1830 Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Bradford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1840 Bradford County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Tri-Counties Genealogy and History Bradford Census 1840 Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Bradford County, Pennsylvania Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Free 1850 Census Images (partially indexed) Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry...

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Biography of Thomas Ryan

Thomas Ryan, of Topeka, lawyer, soldier, congressman and diplomat. was born at Oxford, New York. November 25, 1837, but while he was an infant his parents moved to Bradford County; Pennsvlvania, where he was reared upon a farm and attended the country school. He had been admitted to the bar when the Civil war broke out, but enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty-first Pennsylvania Infantry, was chosen captain of his company, and served until 1864. He was seriously wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness. In 1865, accompanied by his wife and son, he came to Kansas and located in Topeka, where he formed a law partnership with Judge J. P. Greer. Mr. Ryan served as county attorney for four suecessive terms, commencing with 1866. This was followed by his appointment to the position of United States attorney in 1873, which position he occapied until 1877, when he entered Congress, having been elected on the republican ticket-from the Third District the year before. He was re-elected five times, serving until 1889. His service in Congress was of great benefit to Kansas and the West, and he introduced the first bill throwing Oklahoma open to settlement. In 1889 he resigned his seat in the House to accept the appointment of minister to Mexico, tendered him by President Harrison, and while serving in that position strengthened the cordial relations between...

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Biography of Abram Morgan Frumberg

Abram Morgan Frumberg, of the firm of Frumberg & Russell, attorneys at law of St. Louis, was born in Towanda, Bradford county, Pennsylvania. March 30, 1876, and traces his ancestry back through four generations to Isaac Frumberg, a native of Germany and of the Jewish race, who became the founder of the family in America and who was the great-grandfather of Abram M. Frumberg of this review. Crossing the Atlantic he settled in Pennsylvania, where several generations of his descendants have since been found. The grandfather, Isaac J. Frumberg, was a veteran of the Civil war. Simon Frumberg, father of Abram Frumberg, was also a native of the Keystone state, where he successfully engaged in general merchandising and coal mining. He became a prominent republican, taking a very active part in politics in Sullivan county. He was also identified with Masonic circles and was prominent in religious work and in various Jewish organizations. He took an active interest in civic matters, and his aid and support were at all times given to those projects which he deemed forceful elements in promoting the welfare and upbuilding of the community and the uplift of the individual. He passed away in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York city, August 23, 1919, when sixty-three years of age. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Rachel Hyman, was born in New York city...

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Biography of Rollin Buell

Rollin Buell. Since his education was finishod Rollin Buell had applied himself chiefly to banking in Kansas, and is now cashier of the Farmers State Bank at Potter in Atchison County. Almost since pioneer times the Buell family was identified with Macoupin County, Illinois, where Rollin Buell was born September 15, 1883, and his father, Charles Buell, in 1856. The grandfather. John Buell, was born in England, and after coming to America located on a farm in Macoupin County, Illinois, whero he died in 1865. John Buell married Miss Mitchell. Her father was a remarkably successful Illinois farmer. He reared a family of twenty-one children, and out of the abundance of his means was able to give each one a quarter section of land. Mr. Charles Buell, who is now living at Lenora, Western Kansas, was reared and married in Macoupin County, Illinois, and in 1884 started West, and after six months at Lincoln, Nebraska, moved during the same year into Scott County, Kansas. He was one of the pioneer farmers of that region for three years, and in 1887 he went still further West to Norton County. His home was on his original claim in that county until March 1, 1917, when he removed to the vicinity of Lenora in the same county. He is an active democrat and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Charles...

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Biography of Charles A. Thatcher

Identified with pioneer life in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, Charles Albert Thatcher figured long and prominently in the development and progress of the northwest and in the events which form its history. He lived an honorable, upright life, won prosperity through determined purpose and indefatigable energy, and at all times enjoyed the esteem of his fellow men, by reason of those sterling qualities of manhood which in every land and every clime awaken admiration and regard. Mr. Thatcher was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1826, and was a representative of an old American family. He acquired his education in Harford University and in Oberlin College, at Oberlin, Ohio, but, his health failing him, he was obliged to abandon his studies before the day of graduation arrived, and spent two years in the pine forests of Wisconsin. He was much benefited by his sojourn in that state, and afterward engaged in teaching school in Pennsylvania and Ohio. In 1852 he crossed the plains to Oregon, starting early in the season with a party en route for the Pacific coast. They were fortunate in escaping the cholera and attacks from the Indians, safely reaching their destination after some months of travel. The following year the territory of Washington was organized and Mr. Thatcher was made its first school superintendent. He formed the first school districts, and filled that office...

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Biographical Sketch of William Eldred Kelly

Kelly, William Eldred; manufacturer; born, Emporium, Pa., May 11, 1861; son of Andrew Emmons and Lorinda Lyman Kelly; educated, Towanda College, Towanda, Pa.; also ordinary business course; married, Cleveland, Aug. 23, 1882, Alice T. Brown; issue, Fred Eugene, Myrtle L. and Hattie L. Kelly; pres. and gen. mgr. The Kelly Reamer Co.; formerly vice pres. The Kelly Handle-Bar Co.; joint proprietor and mgr. The E. A. Hewett Co.; pres. and mgr. The W. E. Kelly Mnfg. Co.; pres. and mgr. The Safety Handle-Bar Co.; pres. and mgr. The Modern Toy & Novelty Co.; master mechanic and supt. of The Clark Cash Register Co., and many other manufacturing plants in Cleveland for the past thirty-four years; member Masonic order, Biglow Lodge, No. 243, Chamber of Industry, past treas. and senior warden of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; member Superintendent’s and Foreman’s Club; mechanic and patentor of many mechanical and electrical devices, Kelly Handle-Bars,...

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Frederick Louis Todd of Towanda PA

Frederick Louis Todd8, (Frederick H.7, Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 10, 1856, died 1880, married Elizabeth Miller of Chillicothe, Ohio. At one time he was a telegraph operator in Towanda, Penn. Child: 2075. A boy, d....

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Mary Belle Todd Dunning of Sayre PA

DUNNING, Mary Belle Todd9, (Luzerne8, Lemuel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 8, 1856, married(???) Dunning. They lived in Sayre, Penn. Children: I. Walter Todd, b. Jan. 1, 1895. II. William Arthur, b. Oct. 7,...

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Biographical Sketch of William B. Ferguson

William B. Ferguson, farmer; P. O. Mattoon; is the son of William and Nancy Ferguson; was born in Bradford Co., Penn., Dec. 8, 1828; moved with his parents to Paradise Tp., Coles Co., Ill., Oct. 15, 1839; is the owner of 601 acres, valued at or near $18,000. Was married to Fanny M. Hart, of this county and township; she is the daughter of Miles H. and Catherine Hart, and was born Dec. 13, 1837; married March 8, 1854; there are eight children by this union, viz., Ed, Thomas, James, George, Ella, Ann and Almira; (deceased) Mellissa, Deckard died Jan. 28, 1878. His father, William Ferguson, was born in 1805, died in 1877, in the 73d year of his age; his mother was born in 1805, died in 1877, in the 73d year of her age. He has held the office of Supervisor two years, Assessor one year and School Trustee three...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Diantha F. Benefiel

Mrs. Diantha F. Benefiel, farmer; P. O. Etna; is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Shores, of Bradford Co., Pa.; moved to Coles Co., Oct. 12, 1843; was born in Bradford Co., Penn., Sheshequin Tp., April 22, 1823; her maiden name was Diantha F. Shores ;. was married to her first husband, William N. Smith, March 31, 1844; names of children, boys-George W., Miren L., Julius E., William W.; girls-Elizabeth H., Arloa N., Irena S. George W. died Jan. 24, 1871. Her husband, William W. Smith, died April 8, 1861; is the owner of 320 acres of’ land, also a large flour-mill at Kickapoo, also three offices and four stone houses in Mattoon; is all valued at or near $30,000; was married to her second husband, Mr. George W. Benefiel, Feb. 6, 1868; has no children by her second husband; her first husband’s parents’ names were Jerrad and Clarinda Smith, of Coles Co., Ill.; Jerrad died Sept., 26, 1844; Clarinda died Sept. 18,...

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Biography of Chester Thomas

Chester Thomas. There are two factors which loom larger than any others in determining the life and characters of an individual. They are, first, the stock from which he springs and of which he is naturally an expression, and second, his surroundings. The observance or non-observance of the virtues by successive generations of ancestors largely forecasts and predetermines the character of those who come after them so far as inclination, mental and moral gravity, are concerned. Strength begets strength, weakness reproduces weakness, wisdom and folly advertise themselves in their offspring. Circumstance however, surroundings, environment, play an equally important part in the development of life. The savage becomes civilized when removed from his native surroundings and brought into contact with humanizing and refining institutions; almost the entire work of the schools, properly conducted, is predicated upon the theory that the twig may be bent or straightened as the case may require, that reason and judgment may be taught the impulsive and hasty; in other words that the defects of the native constitution may be healed. If this were not so society would become more and more the victim of the unfortunate. In this sketch we have to deal with a man whose attitude to things moral and just was determined by his ancestors; whose manner and method of carrying out his purposes was largely fixed by the custom of the...

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Biography of Henry A. Westbrook

Henry A. Westbrook is one of Riverside’s earlier settlers and ranks as one of her most successful businessmen and horticulturists. Mr. Westbrook dates his birth in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1848. His father, Benjamin Westbrook, was a native of New Jersey, who in his young manhood located in Pennsylvania and there married Miss Lucy L Nichols, a native of that State. He was a carpenter and builder by occupation. Mr. Westbrook was reared in his native village until eight years old, and then placed on a farm until the age of seventeen, during which time he obtained such an education as the winter terms of the public schools afforded. He then abandoned farming occupation, and returned to his father, and under his tutorship became skilled as a carpenter and builder. In 1869, he struck out for the West and located in Clinton, Iowa, working at his trade as a journeyman, and later went to Belle Plain, Iowa, and there established himself as a contractor and builder. In 1872 he went to Chicago, and was there actively engaged as a contractor and builder for two and a half years, during the rebuilding of that city. In 1875 his health failed him and he was compelled to suspend his operations. He then returned to Belle Plain, deciding to seek a home on the Pacific Coast. In 1876 he came to...

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Saponi Tribe

Saponi Indians. One of the eastern Siouan tribes, formerly living in North Carolina and Virginia, but now extinct. The tribal name was occasionally applied to the whole group of Ft Christanna tribes, also occasionally included under Tutelo. That this tribe belonged to the Siouan stock has been placed beyond doubt by the investigations of Hale and Mooney. Their language appears to have been the same as the Tutelo to the extent that the people of the two tribes could readily understand each other. Mooney has shown that the few Saponi words recorded are Siouan. Lederer mentions a war in which the Saponi seem to have been engaged with the Virginia settlers as early as 1654-56, the time of the attack by the Cherokee, probably in alliance with them. The first positive notice is by Lederer (1670), who informs us that he stopped a few days at Sapon, a town of the Tutelo confederacy, situated on a tributary of the upper Roanoke. This village was apparently on Otter river, southwest of Lynchburg, Virginia. Pintahae is mentioned also as another of their villages near by. It is evident that the Saponi and Tutelo were living at that time in close and apparently confederated relation. In 1671 they were visited by Thomas Batts and others accompanied by two Indian guides. After traveling nearly due west from the mouth of the Appomattox about...

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Bradford County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Tri-Counties History and Genealogy Cemetery List Cemeteries hosted at Bradford County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Merrill Family Cemetery Waterman Family Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Bradford County Pennsylvania Political Graveyard Cemeteries Hosted at Pennsylvania Find a Grave Ackley Cemetery Alba Cemetery Albert Brainard Family Cemetery Albert Lent Farm Cemetery Allis Hollow Cemetery Athens Cemetery Babcock Hill Cemetery Baldwintown Cemetery Ballard Cemetery Ballibay Cemetery Baptist Hill Cemetery Barclay Cemetery Beaman Cemetery Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church Cemetery Beech Flats Cemetery Bella-Sylva Cemetery Bently Creek Cemetery Besley Cemetery Big Pond (Hill Side) Biles Cemetery Bosworth Cemetery Brace Cemetery Bradford County Farm Cemetery Bradford County Memorial Park Brick Church Cemetery Bump-Scrivens Hollow Cemetery Bumpville Cemetery Burman Cemetery Cadis Cemetery Campbell Family Cemetery Camptown Cemetery Card Cemetery Case Cemetery Centerville Cemetery Chase-Newbury Cemetery Cherry Lane Brethren Cemetery Coburn Family Burial Cemetery (Old) Coburn-Dewing Cemetery Cogswell Cemetery Cole Cemetery Cole Cemetery Columbia Valley Cemetery Corbin – King Cemetery Coryland Presbyterian Cemetery Covert Cemetery Crandal Cemetery Crandal Cemetery Cummings Cemetery Cummiskey Cemetery Darling Cemetery Dickinson-Shaylor Cemetery Diehl Family Graveyard Dodge (Old) Cemetery Doty Hill Cemetery Durell Cemetery East Canton Cemetery East Herrick Cemetery East Smithfield Cemetery East Troy Cemetery Elwell Cemetery Epiphany Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Ford Family Cemetery...

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