Location: Chester County PA

Biography of John Wilson

John Wilson. Indelibly interwoven with the early and later history of Leavenworth and one of the great industrial captains of his day, was the late John Wilson, one of the solid men of this city for many years. His life story is interesting from every point of view, not alone because of the great business enterprises he fostered and founded, but also for achievements in other fields where his personality counted and where the life he lived so closely touched others that his memory will long be kept green. Mr. Wilson became a permanent resident and property owner in 1857 and for very nearly fifty years was identified with the progress and development of Leavenworth. John Wilson was born at Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1828. His parents, James and Rebecca (Whiteside) Wilson, were of Scotch-Irish descent. The father was a man of considerable consequence in Chester County, serving for twenty-five years as a magistrate and was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He served as a sergeant in the company of Captain Holmes in the War of 1812. He and his wife were intelligent practical people and their son John profited by their openmindedness for he was given educational advantages such as many youths of the time and neighborhood did not enjoy. After attending the common schools he was employed for a time as a clerk in...

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Chester County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1790 Chester County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives 1790 Head of Household A-L 1790 Head of Household M-Z 1790 Surname Index A-Cow 1790 Surname Index Cowe-Hal 1790 Surname Index Hall-Lew 1790 Surname Index Lew-Pea 1790 Surname Index Pear-Sum 1790 Surname Index Sutt-Zoo File 1 of 7 File 2 of 7 File 3 of 7 File 4 of 7 File 5 of 7 File 6 of 7 File 7 of 7 Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1790 Federal Census Records Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Chester County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives File 1 of 8 File 2 of 8 File 3 of 8 File 4 of 8 File 5 of 8 File 6 of 8 File 7 of 8 File 8 of 8 Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Chester County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Chester County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Chester County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820...

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Chester 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 Chester County PAGenWeb Project Brownback’s German Reform Church Franklin Cemeteries German Reformed Congregation of Vincent Township – early burials Mt. Olivet Christian Church Sadsbury Meeting Cemetery Burials St. Augustine’s and St. Monica’s Cemetery St. Denis’ Cemetery St. Mark’s Episcopal Church St. Monica’s Cemetery St. Peter’s Great Valley Episcopal Church St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemeteries hosted at Chester County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Chester County Arlington Cemetery (Partial) Beth Israel Cemetery Beula Bapatist Church Brownback’s German Reform Church Chestnut Grove Cemetery Annex Fairview Cemetry Fairview Presbyterian Fernwood Cemetery Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church Great Valley Presbyterian Cemetery Haym Salomon Memorial Park Hollingsworth Family Burial Ground Homeville Cemetery Honeybrook Presbyterian Cemetery(partial) Honeycomb Union AME Hopewell United Methodist Cemetery Lewisville, Chester County, New London Presbyterian Cemetery New London Presbyterian Cemetery (addition) Oxford Cemetery Plainfield Lutheran Cemetery Rolling Green Memorial Park – West Chester St. Agnew St. Andrew’s Burials St. Mary’s – West Grove St. Patrick’s Cemetery Shenkel United Church of Christ Cemetery, North Coventry Stone Graveyard Burials (1872), Lewisville, Chester County Thunder Hill Cemetery, New London Upper Octoraro Presbyterian Willistown Friends Burial Ground (Partial) Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Cemeteries hosted by Bruce and Marge Galus Sandlier Brownback’s Reformed...

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Biography of J. B. Congle

J.B. CONGLE. – Mr. Congle was one of the men of wealth who contributed largely to the early growth and prosperity of our state, and especially of Portland. He was born December 9, 1817, in Chester county, Pennsylvania. In the year 1832 he went to Philadelphia to learn the harness and saddlery trade, and in the spring of 1838 removed to Virginia, thence to Missouri, and in the year 1841 was at Lafayette, Indiana, where he resided ten years thereafter. On May 21, 1844, he was married to Miss Ellen H. Gray, of the place last named. He came as an argonaut to California in 1849, and returned to years later to his home in Indiana. In 1853 he came to Oregon and located at Corvallis, then known as Marysville, and esteemed the head of permanent navigation. Here he lived eight years, and was the first mayor of the city. In 1857 he was elected sheriff of Benton county, but resigned the position after three months. In 1861 he removed to Portland, and made that city his residence until his death. Positions of trust and honor he was frequently called upon to fill, and served the public faithfully. He was elected councilman of the second ward in 1870, and in 1872 was chosen representative to the state legislature from Multnomah county. He became a member of the Masonic order...

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Biography of Mark D. Mitchell

Mark D. Mitchell, who was born at Franklin, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1871, is a lawyer by profession, but has used his legal knowledge chiefly to further his interests and those of his associates as an oil producer in Kansas. He has operated in various fields both East and West, and is now one of the prominent business men of Independence. His father, John L. Mitchell, was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, in 1836, a son of Thomas Mitchell, also a native of Pennsylvania, but who died at Ashtabula, Ohio. John L. Mitchell died in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1898, having spent most of his life in that city, where he was a banker, a prominent citizen, and a leader in the republican party. He married Harriet Raymond, who was born at Utica, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and died at Franklin in January, 1915. Their children were: John R., a banker at St. Paul, Minnesota; Lida, who lives at Cleveland, Ohio; Mark D.; Thomas, an oil producer living at Franklin, Pennsylvania; Lynn, a banker at St. Paul, Minnesota. Mark D. Mitchell graduated from the high school of Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1890 and then entered Amherst College, where he completed the regular course and graduated Bachelor of Science in 1894. His education was continued in the New York Law School, from which he holds the degree LL. B., granted him in 1896. For...

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