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COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA BIOGRAPHIES

GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP

From "The History of Columbia and Mountour Counties"
Battle, 1887


 
SYLVESTER ALBERTSON, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born on the farm where he now resides November 16, 1833. John R. ALBERTSON, father of our subject, was born in Tuscarora Valley, September 16, 1795, and was six years of age when he came to this township. His father, David, was born November 30, 1766, and was married February 26, 1788, to Charity BELLIS, who bore him four sons and three daughters: Cornelius, William, John R., David C., Abigail, Sarah and Mary. John R. married, February 11, 1817, Jane KITCHEN, a daughter of Samuel KITCHEN, and after marriage he located on a part of the homestead and engaged in farming. He died in February, 1859; his widow survived him until October, 1876. They were the parents of seven children: Elijah, Samuel, David, Sylvester, Joel, Beulah and Elizabeth, all of whom married and reared families, except Elizabeth. Sylvester married, November 29, 1860, Mary, daughter of John and Elsie (ALBERTSON) RICHART, former a son of Robert and Elizabeth (ROBBINS) RICHART. Mr. ALBERTSON located on the farm after his marriage, and there has since resided. He has eighty-seven acres of land, having sold off fifty-two acres twenty years ago. To him and his wife were born four children: Narcissa B., Lorenzo D., Marshall B. and Floranius H. Mr. ALBERTSON has followed farming and lumbering for several years. Politically he is a Republican. "On Saturday, August 29, 1885, a reunion of relatives was held at Sylvester ALBERTSON's, in Greenwood Township, Columbia County, in memory of the old homestead of John R. ALBERTSON, who had long since gone to a homestead not built with hands. Nearly 200 persons were present and mostly relatives, being from Columbia, Cameron, Montour, Lycoming and Sullivan Counties, Penn., also from Wilkesbarre, Bloomsburg and Danville, Penn.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Newark, N. J.; Bangor and Braganza, Ga. Speeches were made in the forenoon by Rev. Wm. R. MATHER, and in the afternoon by Rev. J. W. MESSENGER, which were appropriate to the occasion and brought forth old memories anew that were long forgotten by the old and which will form a new history never to be forgotten by the young. Refreshments were given about 2 o'clock on tables suitable for the occasion, erected in the beautiful grove in front of Mr. ALBERTSON's home., where all seemed to be happy and protected from the scorching rays of the sun. The music was well chosen, and brought tears to many eyes in thinking of the past. Instrumental was furnished by Miss Narcissa B., daughter of Sylvester ALBERTSON, and vocal by four sisters, Misses RICHART, of Rohrsburg. Stereoscopic and cabinet views were taken of the homestead and of the whole party in a consolidated group, by J. W. KNOUSE, of which nearly all families procured one or more copies as an emblem for the future. Those who had not seen the old homestead for many years past were more than pleased with the grand improvements made, and the pride Mr. ALBERTSON has taken in making his home pleasant for all, and his taste in beautifying a home should be imitated by others. All parted for their homes in the eve, feeling that they had been welcome-some perhaps never to meet again until the grand reunion is permitted above, where all the faithful reunite never more to part."(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 464)

Matthias Miller APPLEMAN, wagon-maker and proprietor of the planing-mill, Rohrsburg, was born October 21, 1831, in Sugarloaf Township, a grandson of Matthias APPLEMAN, who was the first of the name to come to this county. His father, Philip APPLEMAN, born February 17, 1808, in Hemlock Township, remained here some years, and with his father carried on a distillery for several years in Hemlock Township. On leaving there he located in Sugarloaf Township, where he married Mary, daughter of Reuben DAVIS. When very young our subject removed with his parents to Fishingcreek where he was reared to maturity, remaining with them until he was twenty-three years of age; then came to Rohrsburg and not finding farming congenial to his tastes began wagon-making. He soon picked up the trade, and in addition to his wagon business added a planning-mill and saw-mill, also a blacksmithing shop and foundry, which give employment to several hands. May 4, 1854, he married Margaret Jane BARBER, of Madison Township, a daughter of Wm. BARBER, and seven children were born to them: Mary E., William H., Philip D., James C., George B., Phineas M. and Boyd W. Mary E. is the wife of Clark W. ALBERTSON, and resides in Mississispi[sic]; William H. resides in Huntsville, Ala.; Philip D. is in the blacksmith business here; James Clyde is in Mississippi; the others are home. Mr. APPLEMAN is a member of the Christian Church and has been officially connected with the same. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 464)

HENDRICK W. BANGS, farmer, P. O. Greenwood, was born October 7, 1823, in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County, son of Alba BANGS, a native of Massachusetts, who removed to Luzerne County when a young man, and there married Hannah, a daughter of Samuel PRINGLE, who bore her husband eight children, Hendrick W. being the youngest son and fifth in the family. Only four of the number are now living. When twenty-two years of age our subject came to this county, having learned blacksmithing in Plymouth before coming here, and for fourteen years he carried on his trade at Benton, In the spring of 1864 he came to this township, and purchased the MORRIS farm, consisting of ninety acres, which farm is of a century's settlement. November 29, 1849, he married Sarah Ann, daughter of Enos and Mary (OGDEN) HEACOCK. Mr. and Mrs. BANGS have five children: Jacob E., Enos E., Samuel A., Jennie and William A. In 1862 Mr. BANGS went out with the militia to repel the rebel invasion, and subsequently enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Regiment, serving until August, 1863. He has three brothers living: Benjamin, Alva and Samuel. Mr. and Mrs. BANGS are members of the Christian Church.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 465)

BENJAMIN F. BATTIN, farmer, P. O. Greenwood, is descended from one of the prominent families of the county, John BATTIN, who was of English descent, married Susan McDERMIN, a native of Ireland, and at the time of the Revolutionary war they lived in Chester County, Penn., near where the battle of Brandywine was fought. They reared eight children: William, John, Henry, Marshall, Susan, Hannah, Mary and Martha. John BATTIN, Sr., moved with his family from Chester County to near Millville, this county, in about 1787. Of his children, William was a tailor by trade, and died near Reading; John married, and had one daughter, who married a CORNELISON; Marshall was a blacksmith, and settled in Sullivan County; Henry, the father and grandfather of those living in Greenwood Township, married, February 24, 1791, Sarah, daughter of John and Edith EVES. They were Friends or Quakers, and had thirteen children, all deceased except Joseph (in Brooklyn), Mary (in New Haven, Conn.) and Rachel (in this township). The subject of this sketch was reared in this township, and located on the farm which he now owns, it being the place his grandfather bought. January 6, 1859, he married Elmira, daughter of Elijah and Eleanor (Parker) LEMON. They have four children: Ethelind F. (wife of William P. ROBBINS, of this township), Mary E., Sarah E. and Rachel B. (at home). Mr. BATTIN has an elder brother, Isaac, who has resided in Albany, N. Y., and since 1861 he has been superintendent of the gas works in that city.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 465)

JACOB K. BERLIN, shoemaker, Rohrsburg, was born May 9, 1826, near Berwick, a son of David and Susan (KISNER) BERLIN; former, a native of Northampton County, followed blacksmithing near Berwick for several years; latter a daughter of Jacob and Margaret KISNER. Our subject left home at the age of eighteen and went to Berwick, where he learned the shoemaker's trade, which he followed as journeyman for some years. In 1850 he came to Rohrsburg, opened a shop and in the spring of 1853 purchased the property where he now resides, and by his industry has acquired a good home. He married in March, 1850, Minerva, daughter of John CHAMBERLAIN. She died of typhoid fever, December 24, 1868, the mother of three children, all now deceased: William W., died at the age of three years; Margaret J., at the age of nine years and Willson Boyd July 18, 1873, age seventeen years. Mr. BERLIN on January 11, 1872, married his second wife, Ruth Ann, daughter of Isaiah KLINE, and she bore him one child, Hannah E., who died July 11, 1878, aged ten months and four days. Mr. BERLIN is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is an elder and clerk. Mr. BERLIN was appointed postmaster at Rohrsburg in March, 1862, and held the office until January, 1874, then resigned.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 465)

JOHN BLACK, retired, Rohrsburg, one of the old time millers of the county, was born October 26, 1809, in Northumberland County. His father, Jeremiah BLACK, a native of Ireland, a Prostestant, a miller and millwright by trade, immigrated to America in the early part of 1800. On coming to this country he located in Northumberland County, Penn., and shortly after moved to this county, where he followed his vocation to the time of his death. He was accidentally drowned December 7, 1827, below BOWMAN's mill, while crossing the creek, which was swollen. At this time our subject was a lad of sixteen, assisting his father in the mill, and had become pretty well versed in the business. For several years after his father's death he contributed largely to the support of the family. His mother died January 27, 1865. Mr. BLACK's first milling was done in the HUFFMAN mill above Light Street, later at the BOWMAN mill, and subsequently had charge of different mills in this locality. On account of failing health he was obliged to abandon practical milling and then gave his attention to buhr dressing and the care of the mill-stones. Later he came to this township, and for several years engaged in mercantile business, also in the lumber and furniture trade. He also kept hotel some years and carried on farming, but during later years has retired from active life, only assisting his son Perry in the store. He married January 31, 1833, Ann, daughter of Jonathan LEMON. Seven children were born to them: Lemon J., Isaac F., Perry D., Mary C., Alfred B., William W. and Elizabeth. Alfred Bruce died February 22, 1866, of disease contracted while in the army. He volunteered in 1864 in Company D, Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served until the close of the war; William also served in the army and returned home unscathed. Mr. BLACK for many years has been a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church. He takes little interest in political affairs.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 465)

JOHN BRUNER, farmer, P. O. Millville, was born July 5, 1830, in Franklin Township, Lycoming County, the eldest child of Peter BRUNER, who was a son of John BRUNER, whose ancestors came from Germany. Peter BRUNER married Hannah, daughter of John A. HARTMAN, and they had seven children: John, Margaret, William, Andrew J., Samuel, Lydia and Mary. John remained at home until of age, and soon after began for himself. He was married May 20, 1852, to Martha C., daughter of Robert and Edith (BATTIN) FAIRMAN, and granddaughter of Henry BATTIN and Sarah, and William FAIRMAN and his wife Mary. After his marriage our subject worked out for 50 cents per day, and about 1855 had saved some money and bought thirty acres of timber land near where he was born, and began clearing this up; he kept this land until 1857, when he sold it and came to this county and rented land in this township for seven years, then moved to Pine township and bought 100 acres, 30 of which was partially cleared, and cleared about 90 acres; having bought other land he had in all 275 acres. He lived here until the spring of 1882, when he removed with his family to Millville, where, he lived until the spring of 1886, when he moved on the farm he now owns, known as the henry BATTIN farm. Mr. and Mrs. BRUNER have six living children: Mary I., Hannah E., Anna M., Sarah E., John W., Susan E.; William P. died in 1863, aged nearly four years; Henry J. BRUNER died in 1881, aged twenty-three years and ten months. Mr. BRUNER has been an active member in the church, and was the principal founder of the Pine Centre organization, in Pine Township. He has given his elder children good school advantages, some of them having taught school. As a business man he has made a success in life, and acquired a goodly competence. In politics he is a Prohibitionist.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 466)

Alinas COLE, farmer and miller, P. O. Derrs, was born July 4, 1820, in Sugarloaf Township, on the farm that his grandfather, Ezekiel COLE, settled when he came from New Jersey. Ezekiel's last wife was Elizabeth HESS, by whom he had three sons and three daughters: Ezekiel, William, Isaiah, Rebecca, Lana and Adaline. Ezekiel, the father of Alinas, married Sarah, daughter of Silas JACKSON. After marriage he settled on the homestead farm, and died here June, 1848, aged about forty, his widow surviving him until the fall of 1885. They reared four sons and one daughter: Alinas, Lana, John, Benjamin and Dennison. Alinas was born and reared on the homestead, and raised to farming and miling, and at twenty-three he began life for himself. He married Rhoda, daughter of John and Elizabeth (FRITZ) KILE. Since 1848 he has been principally engaged in milling, yet has carried on farming and lumbering in the meantime. In April, 1876, he came to the place he now owns, formerly owned by ROBBINS, the mill seat being first built by Henry FULLMER about 1836. Mr. and Mrs. COLE have seven children: Albert and Norman, residing on the old homestead; Byron, in Tuscola County, Mich.; Arthur at home; Howard in Mifflin Township; Sarah E., wife of J. B. IKELER, and Rose. Mr. COLE owns 400 acres in Greenwood Township, 160 acres in another tract, and 156 in Sugarloaf. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 466)

George W. DERR, farmer, P.O. Derrs, was born July 4, 1834, in Orangeville, this county, and lived under the parental roof until his first marriage, October 30, 1856, with Miss Lucinda, daughter of William ROBBINS, of Greenwood, this county. After marriage they lived at the saw-mill of Iram DERR till 1860, and in 1861 moved to present place of forty acres, in Greenwood Township. They were the parents of three children: Emma J. and an infant son (deceased), and Leah C. Mr. DERR's second marriage was October 18, 1866, to Miss Elizabeth F., daughter of William G. LAWTON, of Greenwood, this county, and to this union have been born two children: Sarah A. and Charlie F. The family attend the services of the Christian Church. In politics our subject is a Democrat, and was elected jury commissioner in 1882, which position he still holds. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 466)

Andrew Jackson DERR, merchant, P.O. Derrs, was born March 18, 1838, at Orangeville, this county, and remained at home until he was married, January 26, 1865, to Mary Jane Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis, of Greenwood Township, this county. His first occupation was in his father's mill in Jackson Township. This mill he operated from 1861 to 1874, in which latter year he came to Greenwood Township and opened a store, putting up the buildings. His stock consists of general merchandise, and he does a good business. Mr. and Mrs. DERR are members of the Christian Church. He is postmaster at DERRS, and in politics is a Democrat. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 466)

Isaac A. DeWITT. The DeWITT family came originally from Holland, and was first represented in this country by two brothers, Isaac and Jacob, who immigrated prior to the Revolution. Isaac settled in New Jersey and Jacob in New York, on the Hudson River. Isaac, who served in the Revolution, had several sons: John, Jacob, Isaac and James. Isaac and John settled in Northumberland County. Jacob removed to Ohio, and James, it is supposed, remained in New Jersey. Isaac married Margaret GARDNER, by whom he had two sons and four daughters: James, Isaac, Catherine, Nellie, Elizabeth and Sarah. Catherine married Isaac DeMOTT and settled near Jerseytown; Nellie settled in Northumberland County, the wife of John CASE; Elizabeth settled in the same county, the wife of Isaac KLINE; Sarah married Joseph PATTON and first settled in Northumberland County, and later removed to this township; James married Mary AIKMAN and had two sons and one daughter: Isaac A., John W. and Margaret. John W. is a physician in Delaware; Margaret is the wife of Wesley B. KLINE, of Bradford County, Penn. James, the father of our subject, was born in Northumberland County in 1801, and died in 1841. His wife was born in Briarcreek Township July 18, 1807, and died December 21, 1840. James was a tanner by trade, which he followed as long as he lived. He came to this township after his marriage. His successor is our subject, Isaac A., who is the only child now remaining in the county. He has been for many years engaged in teaching, and also learned surveying; he is a bachelor. John W. DeWITT served in the civil war as surgeon in the Army of the Potomac. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 466-467)

John EVES, the ancestor of the Columbia County family of that name, was one of the earliest settlers in the valley of Fishing creek. He immigrated thither from Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., Del., and located on a tract of 1,200 acres in the townships of Greenwood and Madison, including the site of Millville. This land was secured by deed dated November 29, 1774, the former owner having been Reuben HAINES, a brewer, of Philadelphia. It would appear, however, that he had concluded the purchase and settled in this region some years previous to the time this title was acquired. As his settlement in this section marks an important period in its history, it is described at length in another part of this work. But little is known regarding the personal history of John EVES. He was an Irish Friend, born in 1720, and removed to America about the year 1738. He was in good circumstances at Mill Creek Hundred, and held various offices involving a degree of responsibility. One of his experiences as constable reveals the resolute and determined character of the man. He was given a warrant for the arrest of a miscreant who defied the power of the law, and threatened to take the life of the officer as he approached. But the latter walked boldly forward and disarmed him without a struggle. The victory was not yet complete, however, as the obstinacy of the culprit was equal to his cowardice, and he refused to walk, whereupon the constable tied his prisoner to his horse, and they proceeded without further difficulty. Another trait of his character is illustrated by an occurrence during his residence here. While in Philadelphia on one occasion he advanced the passage money of Larry FLINN and his wife, two destitute Friends who had recently arrived from England. They would then have been obligated to remain in his service for several years, but he received them into his family and they never left it. In 1751 John EVES married Edith YEATMAN, an English lady, said to have possessed great strength of character as well as personal beauty. They were the parents of seventeen children, fourteen of whom reared families. Their names with dates of birth are as follows: Sarah, 4th mo., 24th, 1753 (died in 1762); Thomas, 2d mo., 5th, 1755; John, 2d mo., 22d, 1757; Joseph, 10th mo., 30th, 1758; Mark, 7th mo., 16th, 1760 (died in 1762); William, 2d mo., 2d, 1762; Chandlee, 12th mo., 14th, 1763; Elizabeth, 12th mo., 30th, 1765; Sarah, 5th mo., 14th, 1767; Edith, 5th mo., 14th, 1767; Andrew, 6th mo., 4th, 1769; Mary, 11th mo., 24th, 1770; Priscilla, 11th mo., 3d, 1772; Mark, 4th mo., 8th, 1774; Ann, 4th mo., 21st, 1775; Samuel, 1st mo., 28th, 1778; Ezra, 6th mo., 28th, 1782. John EVES, Sr., died 7th mo., 1st, 1802; and Edith (YEATMAN) EVES, 4th mo., 14th, 1818. The children of Thomas EVES and Rachel (WILSON) EVES were Edith, John W., Phebe (MATHER) and Thomas; of John EVES and Lydia (JUDGE) EVES: Peter, Jesse, Nehemiah, John, James and Lydia; of Joseph EVES and Sarah (PARVIN) EVES: Parvin, Ezra, Milton, Sarah (SHIVELY), Asenath (ASHTON), Francis, Elizabeth (SWISHER) and Mary (MARTEN); of William EVES and Sarah (PHILIPS) EVES: Mary (BRUNN), Edith (KITCHEN), Prudence (STATON), Ann (CLAYTON), John, William and Elijah; of Chandlee EVES and Rachel (KERTES) EVES: Annie (EVES), Elizabeth, Yeatman, John K., George F., Benjamin, Chandlee, Sarah (WILSON) and Rachel (SHIVELY); Elizabeth EVES married Thomas MATHER, and died without issue; Sarah EVES married Henry BATTIN and was the mother of thirteen children, viz.: Edith (FAIRMAN), John, William, Chandlee, Isaac, Henry, Samuel, Susan (KISNER), Sarah, Joseph, Mary (COX), Rachel and Enoch; the children of Isaac PHILIPS and Edith (EVES) PHILIPS were William Samuel, Mary (ARMITAGE), Ann (ARMITAGE), and Sarah (HUGHES); of Andrew EVES and Martha (MARTEN) EVES: David, James, Edith, Margaret (FAIRMAN), Andrew, Joseph, Martha, Sarah and Yeatman: of Nehemiah REECE and Mary (EVES) REECE: William, Sarah, Edith (KERTZ), Mary, Philip, John, Joseph, Nehemiah, Louisa (EVES), Sarah (WHITACRE), Aaron, Mary and Hannah (McHENRY); of William MATHER and Priscilla (EVES) MATHER: Mary and Elizabeth (LEMON); of John Watson and Ann (EVES) WATSON: John, Sarah, Edith, Thomas, Mark and Dorcas: of Samuel EVES and Tamar (KITCHEN) EVES: Priscilla (WATSON), James, Thomas, Edith, Elizabeth, Reuben and John. In the above the line of descent has been traced to the second generation from the original progenitors of the family in this county. It is estimated that the descendants of this pioneer settler of the Little Fishing creek number at this time 1000, souls; and many of those who bore his name have occupied positions of honor and respectability in the various walks of life. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 467)

George F. EVES (deceased) was born November 23, 1804, the third son of Chandlee EVES, who was a son of the pioneer. He married November 5, 1829, Louisa, daughter of Nehemiah and Mary REESE. Mrs. EVES was born December 10, 1808. After marriage they moved to the homestead which was a part of the tract taken up by John EVES, the grandfather of our subject. There he remained until May, 1875, when he removed to Millville, and retired from active business. He died February 27, 1877. His wife died December 16, 1869. They had a family of ten children, eight of whom attained maturity: Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Philip, Emory S., Hannah, Sarah L., Priscilla M., Reuben, Milton and Chandlee R. Emily married David ROTE; Hannah married J. H. KITCHEN; Milton married Priscilla E. LEMON; Philip married Sarah A. RUNYAN; Chandlee MARRIED Sarah E. JOHN, and resides on the old homestead in Madison Township; Elizabeth died in October, 1878; Milton's second marriage was to Emily SHULTZ; Sarah L. and Priscilla M. reside together in Millville; Reuben died March 16, 1855. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 467-468)

Francis P. EVES, retired, Millville, is a great-grandson of John EVES, the pioneer, and was born January 29, 1820, in this township, the eldest son of Ezra and Susanna (KESTER) EVES. They were the parents of the following named children: Francis P., Benjamin K., John R., Elizabeth, Lucretia M., and Joseph E. Francis P. was reared to farming and about the time he reached his twenty-sixth year, married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Mary (WELLIVER) ROTE. Mrs. EVES was born in 1820, in this township and has borne her husband five children: Addra Anna, wife of J. Barton EVES; Warren Wilbur, engaged in farming in Lycoming County; E. Truman, residing on the homestead; M. Eva and Mary Bertha at home. After marriage Mr. EVES located on the homestead, where he remained until 1878, when he came to Millville and has here since resided. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 468)

Wilson M. EVES, merchant, Iola, was born near Millville Penn., December 2, 1829, the eldest son of John W. and Rebecca (BROWN) EVES, the latter a daughter of Richard BROWN. He was reared near the town of Millville, and learned the carpenter's trade with his father and made it his business for several years. in 1854 he came to Iola, purchased a saw-mill and engaged in the cabinet-making trade, which he conducted in connection with his carpenter business. In 1879 he engaged in merchandising, to which he has since given his attention. He married, April 15, 1851, Amelia, daughter of John and Mary (WOODARD) ROBINS. They have five children: Clara S., John E., Rebecca A., Orpha L. and Aquilla W. Rebecca is the wife of John C. CHRISTIAN and resides in this county; Orpha is the wife of F. P. MASTERS. Mr. EVES, in 1865, under the administration of Lincoln, was elected justice of the peace and served continuously for twenty years. He served as postmaster prior to his election as justice. Mr. EVES' business is conducted under the firm name of Wilson M. EVES & Sons. They do a general merchandise trade and deal also in lumber, furniture, organs, etc. Mr. EVES is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Masonic fraternity. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 468)

James Watson EVES, retired, Millville, was born December 17, 1829, the second son of Milton and Mary (MATHER) EVES. Milton was born in Madison Township, Columbia Co., Penn., August 12, 1797, and died October 1, 1831. His wife was born in Catawissa June 7, 1797, and died October 28, 1868. To them were born six children: Lydia B. Sarah P., Thomas E., Asenath E., James W. and Mary M. Lydia B., married Chas. KISTER, and after his death Joseph VAN HORN, who is also deceased; Sarah P. became the wife of A. H. PHILLIPS and died leaving three children (one of whom, Milton E., is now a professor in Simpson College at Indianola; the other two children are dead); Thomas E., died leaving three children: Francis resides in Michigan; Willis B. (Willis B. EVES is a son of a former wife of Thos. E. EVES the daughter of John H. EVES, her name was Rachel: and Henry W. in Millville): Asenath is the wife of F. E. ROTE of Greenwood Township; Mary M., resides in Madison Township, Columbia County, wife of John P. RUNYAN. James Watson EVES was born in Madison Township on a part of the old EVES property, where he grew to manhood. He remained on the homestead until he was forty-eight years of age, when he came to this township and engaged in farming pursuits and the harness business until April, 1886, leaving one child; Clark H., died April 28, 1884; Wilmer W., Sherman and Loraine. After the death of his wife Mr. EVES resided with his son, Dilwin, and since his death with his sister, Mrs. Lydia B. VAN HORN. He enlisted April 1, 1865, in Company I, Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., 809 Millville Lodge. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 468)

Shadrach EVES, miller, P. O. Millville, was born August 16, 1829, in Madison Township, the fifth son of a family of thirteen children born to Parvin and Anna EVES. Parvin was born December 9, 1790, on the original plat of ground that his grandfather John located on. Anna EVES mother of Shadrach, died in the fall of 1872, being about seventy-five at the time of her death. The children born to Parvin and Anna were Chandlee, Joseph, Francis, George, Sarah, Rachel, Shadrach, Elizabeth, Parvin, Ezra, Chalkley, Susan, and Elijah. All lived to be grown except Elijah. Shadrach was reared in Madison Township, and when seventeen years of age he was hired out on a farm, his father having the benefit of his earnings until he became of age. After that he worked for his uncle Benjamin; at the age of twenty-four he married Sarah, daughter of Nehemiah REECE; she died in the spring of 1858, and by her he had one child that died when three years old. His present wife was Rachel, daughter of Robert MATHER, and they have five children: Preston, Adella, Robert, Phoebe and Eleanora, all living except Robert, who was drowned in the creek below the dam aged eight years. Subsequent to his marriage Mr. EVES bought a farm in Pine Township opposite Iola, and farmed here until 1873, when he came to Millville, where he has since resided. His father lives with him; he was aged ninety-six years, December 9, 1886. Shadrach is engaged in manufacturing; has a woolen-mill and does custom work for the farmers. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 468)

Charles W. EVES, farmer and merchant, Millville, was born June 30, 1831, in North Millville, Columbia County, the eldest son of Benjamin and Priscilla (WILSON) EVES. His father was born February 3, 1807, a son of Chandlee EVES. His mother was born February 23, 1810, the daughter of Thomas and Susanna WILSON. To Benjamin and his wife were born Charles W., Susan W., wife of Dr. HELLER; Rachel S., William C., in Marshall County, Kas.; John M., in Chicago, and Martha. In early life Benjamin EVES engaged with his father, Chandlee, in conducting a factory here, which the latter had purchased from John WATSON about 1828. They carried on carding, spinning, fulling, etc., until about 1852, when Benjamin, with our subject, carried on the business for about six years. Benjamin then retired and died December 23, 1876. His wife died February 27, 1869. After his death Charles W. continued the business and is also engaged in farming, merchandising, milling, lumbering, and has several farms. He married June 30, 1852, Sarah B., daughter of George and Margaret (MATHERS) MASTERS. She was born in October, 1832, and bore her husband children as follows: Narcissa M., wife of Clemuel Henrie; Morris E., in business with his father; Myra M. and Maggie, at home; Laura E., deceased wife of James O. WARNER; Alfred H., Geo. M., Ben A., Cora P. and Mary A., all died young. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 469)

Joseph W. EVES, surveyor, Millville, was born December 7, 1838, on the homestead in this county. His father, John K. Eves, was born in 1802 and died December 27, 1868. He married Sarah, daughter of Joseph WHITACRE, of Muncy Valley, a surveyor and farmer. John K. was a farmer and also followed surveying. He reared following named children: Rachel, Mary, Annie, Emily, Joseph W., Hannah M. and Eleanor, all of whom are married and have reared families except Emily. Rachel married Elwood EVES and died leaving one child; Mary married Thomas WILSON, of Montour County, and had four children; Annie married William M. REECE; Hannah M. married Morris MASTERS, andEleanor married Joseph EVES. Joseph W., the fifth in order of birth, was reared on the homestead and engaged in farming and surveying until 1878, since which he has resided in Millville, but carries on his farm by renters. He married Sarah T., daughter of James and Julia A. (JONES) WARNER, and one child has blessed their union. Mr. EVES is a member of the Society of Friends; is politically a Republican and very much in favor of Prohibition, and will leave the party unless it goes against the saloon and in favor of the home. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 469)

Ellis EVES, merchant, Millville, was born January 16, 1834, the eldest son of Charles and Sarah (KESTER) EVES. On arriving at manhood he succeeded his father in business in 1855, and subsequently associated with him his brothers, John, W. W. and J. B., in the manufacturing business. In 1870 he engaged in mercantile business with his brothers as partners, which association continued until 1875, when James B. took charge of the mill and hub factory, the others continuing as before until 1883, when John retired. Since then our subject has been associated with W. W. under the firm name of ELLIS, EVES & Bro., dealing in dry goods, groceries, boots, shoes, hardware, notions, china, lumber, etc., doing a large trade. Mr. EVES has been twice married: first, to Mary Margaret, daughter of GEORGE MASTERS. They were married July 21, 1857, and November 12, 1870, Mrs. EVES died, leaving four children: Lois M., wife of Hiram J. DeMOTTE, of this township; Charles M., in Nanticoke, in the grocery business; Paschall L. and Georgeanna. December 8, 1880, Mr. EVES married Elizabeth, daughter of David and Sarah EVES. In matters relating to the general interest of the community, Mr. EVES takes a prominent part. He is one of the principal officers in the local insurance company here, and is deeply interested in the railroad which is being built to this place. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 469)

John EVES, manufacturer, Millville, was born in this town May 4, 1843, a son of Charles and Sarah (KESTER) EVES. During his youth he worked for his brother Ellis, and on becoming of age associated with him in the business, and after several changes in the partnership he took the entire interest in the wagon manufactory, which includes the saw, bending and planing-mill, turning-lathe and hub factory, blacksmith and paint shops, and, in fact, all the necessary appliances for the successful manufacture of the excellent wagons turned out of the place. He employs regularly about fifteen workmen, and his business is constantly increasing. He has attained success by his strict attention to business and in the manufacture of a first-class article, which meets the requirements of his patrons. His wife is Susan, daughter of James MASTERS, and their children are Charles, Louisa, Rebecca, Mildred and Helen. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 469)

W. Webster EVES, of the firm of ELLIS, EVES & Bro., Millville, was born July 12, 1848, in South Millville, the fifth son of Charles EVES and was raised to farming pursuits. In 1870 he associated with his brothers in the mercantile and manufacturing business, and so continued several years, when his brother John withdrew and the firm is now ELLIS EVES & Bro. They are engaged in mercantile, lumber and planing-mill business. Mr. EVES married Anna M., daughter of Joseph E. SANDS. They have fice children: Pliny, Edward R., Esther I., Winfred and Fank C. Mr. EVES is a member of the Society of Friends. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 469-470)

Joseph C. EVES, wheelwright, P.O. Millville, was born in Sereno, January 24, 1844, the second son and third child of Chandlee, who was a son of J. Parvin EVES. The mother of J. C. was Mary REECE, a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Columbia County. The father of our subject was a tanner by trade, and for some time was interested in the tannery at Sereno, and here died in the spring of 1846; his widow yet survives him. Three children lived to be grown, viz.: John P., Anna R. and Joseph C. Joseph P. was a member of Company I, One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was severely wounded at the close of the battle of Fredericksburg, by a piece of shell in the arm, and died three days afterward. Joseph C. enlisted in Company H, in the 100-day's service, and upon his return drove team one year, and then learned the trade of wheelwright, which he has since followed. He was married, October 28, 1871, to Charlotte, daughter of Charles S. and Hannah W. (WATSON) HEACOCK. They have three children: May B., Curtis C. and Charles S. Mr. EVES is a member of J. P. EVES Post, No 536. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 470)

E. Truman EVES, farmer, P.O. Millville, was born on the farm he now owns, August 24, 1848, first son of Francis P. and Elizabeth (ROTE) EVES—this farm being the one his father had located on after his marriage, which tract is embraced in the original tract located by John EVES, the pioneer, previous to the Revolution. Truman was reared on this farm, and brought up to farming pursuits; he married, January 11, 1872, Alice, daughter of Jesse and Julia (MERRILL) MATHER. After his marriage he lived one year on the farm now owned by James O. WARNER, which was formerly a portion of the original farm. The next year he located on the place where he now lives, and has since resided here, engaged in agricultural pursuits. He has three children: J. Stanley, A. Mabel and Francis Henry. Marion E. died in July, 1876, aged three years. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 470)

Vernon P. EVES, furniture dealer, Millville, was born in this township April 21, 1852, the only son of Benjamin K. EVES. The latter was born in East Millville and also dealt in furniture. His wife was Mary, daughter of John and Jemima EVES. Vernon P. was reared in this township and learned the furniture business with his father, whom he succeeded. From 1873 to 1884 he conducted it alone, since then he has been associated with George W. HENRIE, under the firm name of V. P. EVES & HENRIE. They operate a furniture and undertaking establishment and also manufacture spring mattresses. Mr. EVES married Maggie E., daughter of George W. and Hannah (HEACOCK) HENRIE and have two children: Clemuel La Rue and Bernice C. Mr. EVES was elected justice of the peace in 1885, and has since held the office. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 470)

William EYER. The EYERS are of German stock. The name of the father of our subject was Ludwig EYER, son of Martin EYER, born about the year 1746, place not known, and located first at Upper Mount Bethel where several of his family were born; he married Catharine, daughter of Joseph LONG. From Upper Mount Bethel he came to what is now Bloomsburg and laid out the town; he was a dyer by trade which business he followed here at Bloomsburg, and finally moved out on Black Run, in Madison Township, where he settled and built a saw-mill, farmed to some extent, and died here about the year 1816. He reared a family of ten children: Philip, Jacob, John, Adam, Sarah, Henry, Margaret, Anna, William and Mary. But two are now living, John and Margaret (now Mrs. Samuel JOHNSON). William EYER, the subject of this sketch, was born April 25, 1811, in Bloomsburg, and removed with his parents to this township[Greenwood] when a mere child; was reared to manhood in this locality. When in his teens he learned the shoemaker trade which he followed for fifteen years when he engaged in farming in Madison Township; finally he came to Greenwood and carried on his brother's farm for several years, then located permanently in what is now Eyer's Grove, laid out by and named for his brother, Jacob EYER. He was married October 4, 1832, to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Sarah (DeMOTT) MANNON. To them have been born eight children: Catharine (Mrs. John DOLLMAN), Mary (Mrs. Jacob HILEMAN), Margaret (Mrs. Robert BEAGLE), Minerva (Mrs. William HILEMAN), John Turner, William B. and Robert: Mr. EYER is Democratic in politics and cast his first vote for Gen. Jackson. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 470)

HUGH S. FAIRMAN, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born September 11, 1835, being the youngest son of Robert and Edith (BATTIN) FAIRMAN. The paternal grandfather of Hugh was William FAIRMAN, whose advent too this country was shortly after the Revolution. He married Mary EWING, and by her had the following children: Robert, William, Thomas, Elizabeth and Margaret. Robert, the father of H. S., reared several children, viz.: Thomas, Reece, henry, William, Sarah, Edith, Joseph, Martha, Hugh and Mary. Hugh left home at the age of twenty, when his father died, and for several years worked out by the month, and for six years was engaged in the lumber woods. In 1862 he married Christeen, daughter of Elijah and Margaret (IKELER) ALBERTSON, and for seven years lived on rented farms. In 1870 he located on the farm he now owns, which he cultivates successfully. Of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. FAIRMAN, Cora B., Elmerta J. and Clarence C. are living. In politics he is a Democrat.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 470)

Jacob GERARD, farmer, P.O. Rohrsburg, was born July 15, 1823, in Huntington County, N.J., a son of Isaac and Elizabeth (SMITH) GERARD, of French descent. Isaac was a son of Joseph and Mary (ROBBINS) GERARD, to whom were born six children: Amos, Isaac, Jonas, Hannah, Mary and Elizabeth, all of whom reared families. Isaac and wife reared a family of five children: Jacob, Catherine, Joseph, Isaac and Mary. Isaac was drowned, when a young man, in the Delaware River. Jacob left New Jersey in December 1841. He came to Columbia county, Penn., in 1842, and worked at the blacksmith's trade as a journeyman until 1843. He then set up in business for himself in Rohrsburg, at which he continued until 1860. He then moved to where he now resides and which place he had previously purchased, and which was known as the PEALER property. There were no buildings on the place and the land was overgrown with briars. Mr. GERARD has, by proper cultivation and care, made it into a good farm of 112 acres. He also owns a farm of 400 acres in York County, Va., and has acquired a competence for his declining years. He married, March 26, 1846, Rosieta, daughter of William and Catherine (SHOEMAKER) GIRTON. Eight children were born to their union: William, John, Stephen, Ulysses G., Catherine, Jane, Anna and Sarah. William died in 1876; John and Ulysses G. reside in Minneapolis, employed in the Washburn mills; Stephen is on the home farm; Catherine is the wife of Nelson FREECE; Jane is the wife of James PATTERSON; Anna is the wife of Ellis YOKUM, and Sarah is at home. Mr. and Mrs. GERARD are members of the Presbyterian Church. Politically he is a Republican; had been Master of the Grange for years, and is now Past Master. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 470)

William B. GERMAN, blacksmith, P. O. Millville, was born September 9, 1855, and was reared in this county; son of John GERMAN and Elmira (WELLIVER) GERMAN, daughter of Samuel WELLIVER. William B. was left fatherless at an early age; his father was a volunteer in the late war, a member of the One Hundred and fourteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and lost his life in defense of his country; his widow still survives him and is now married again. When eighteen years of age our subject commenced learning the blacksmith trade with his uncle, Hiram R. ALBERTSON and after serving the usual apprenticeship, worked for five years in John EVES' wagon manufactory. In the fall of 1884 he came to Millville and purchased the property he now owns. He has a good business, which is largely on the increase, his mechanical skill being second to none in his line. He gives considerable attention to breeding fancy fowls, making a specialty of Plymouth Rocks, Brown Leghorns and Wyandotts. He was married September 1, 1881, to Della, daughter of William and Eleanor (STARR) RICH. They have no children. He is a member of the Christian Church. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 471)

GEORGE GREENLY, retired farmer, P. O. Sereno, was born November 22, 1824, in Herford County, England, and emigrated in 1832 from England to this State, with his parents, Richard and Hannah (BRADFORD) GREENLY. They made their first location at Pottsville, and then located in Pine Township, October, 1832,; bought timber land, engaged in building and clearing land, and built a saw-mill on Wolfhouse Run, getting on pretty well till June 29, 1836, when a great storm came; thunder and hail and hurricane-wind blew nearly all the timber down; fields of grain were destroyed and covered with rails and trees and brush, and blew the barns down and spread them about the ground, and the flood washed the mill-dam partly down; house and family were in great danger; they fixed up as best they could and wintered over till spring; much discouraged, they moved, May 10, 1837, to Port Carbon, near Pottsville; George stayed to take care of some loose property; five weeks later his father came back and sold the land; got along well, but the man could not pay for the land and returned or threw the land on the parents in the winter of 1839. Through some panic, the parents moved back onto the same place in Pine Township in the last week of March, 1841; engaged again in building, clearing land, farming and lumbering, and prospered and lived there till they passed away from old age; the mother was eighty-one and the father eighty-eight years old; the mother died March 16, 1873, and the father died in November, 1875. George GREENLY moved to his present location in Greenwood Township, March 20, 1855. In connection with his farming he has been engaged in lumbering to some extent, having a saw and shingle mill on his premises, where he manufactures shingles and does custom sawing. In 1858, in Pine Township, he married Melinda, a daughter of George WELLIVER, a descendant of one of the pioneer families of the county. Mr. GREENLY has seven children living: Frank L., William, Emma, Howard, Charles, Anna M. and David. Frank L. is a resident of Sereno; William, one of the proprietors of a planning-mill in Millville; Emma, wife of Wilson KINNEY. The remaining children are at home. Mr. GREENLY has been for several years retired from active life, and is a man of conservative principles both politically and religiously.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 471)

ELISHA HAYMAN, retired, Iola, was born in Berks County, October 7, 1814, and removed to this county with his parents when he was but two years old. He was reared in Scott Township, and in youth learned the miller's trade and for a time worked as a journeyman. In 1851 he came to Iola (which place he named), situated about one and a quarter miles from Millville. Here he purchased a grist-mill, which he operated about thirty years. He then sold out to U. P. McHENRY and retired, but still conducts his farm. He has been twice married; first in 1840, to Susan EVANS, by whom he had four sons, William H., Theodore F., John N. and Robert B. (the last named died at the age of nineteen years). His second wife, Mary, daughter of Peter APPLEGATE, bore him one daughter, Clara. William H. farms in Pine Township; Theodore is engaged in milling at Shamokin, and John N. is a bachelor at home. Mr. HAYMAN is an official member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a Republican. The HAYMAN family first came to this county about 1812. Peter HAYMAN removed here from Berks County; made a settlement in what is now Orange Township and there resided until his death in 1822, at the age of seventy-two years. His wife was Savilla HALL, and their children, John, Jonas, Joseph, Benjamin, Abigail, Mary, Maria, all of whom are married and settled in this county and reared families, except Joseph, who was accidentally killed when young. John married Margaret OVERDERF, and seven children were born to him: Elizha, Maria, Peter, Phebe, Sarah, John and Amanda. John resides in Michigan; the others settled in this county, and Elisha, John and Amanda are the only survivors. Amanda is the wife of C. BOONE; Maria married Jeremiah PURSEL; Phebe married Joseph FRY, and Sarah became the wife of J. D. MILLER.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 471)

PETER HAYMAN, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born in Orange Township, December 20, 1836, the youngest of the sons born to Jonas and Mary (MILLER) HAYMAN. Jonas was born in Berks County, Penn., about the year 1799, son of Peter HAYMAN. To Jonas and Mary were born eight children: Joseph, Benjamin, Jacob, Jesse, Albert, Peter, Esther and Mary, all now living. Jonas removed from Orange Township to Greenwood near Rohrsburg, and built the mill now owned by Johnson H. IKELER, also made the improvements on the same. He operated a distillery for several years; after the distillery and mill burned down he rebuilt the mill, which he ran for several years, carried on farming, and died in 1867; his wife died several years previous. Peter remained at home until twenty-five years of age, when he embarked for himself. He was married, in 1862, to Ann, daughter of James MATHER; Mrs. HAYMAN died in 1872, leaving one child, Anna, wife of William KESTER, of Iowa. Mr. HAYMAN's second marriage was with Savilla, daughter of Daniel KITCHEN, and by her he had six children: Minnie L., Norah M., Bruce, A., John W., Willie F. and Ila M.; Willie is deceased. After marriage he spent one year in Fishingcreek Township engaged in farming, then bought the farm he now owns, owned by Philip REECE, consisting of fifty acres. Mr. HAYMAN is a member of the P. of h., also of the Presbyterian Church. He was in the army one year, and served in the Two Hundred and Tenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 472)

ISAAC HEACOCK, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born in this township, on the HEACOCK homestead, June 20, 1824, eldest son of Enos and Mary (OGDEN) HEACOCK; has always been a resident of the township, and been engaged in agricultural pursuits; also for many years been engaged in selling farm machinery and introducing fertilizers among the farmers. For several years he farmed the homestead, but, since 1858, has been a resident of his present farm consisting of eighty-three acres. He was married October 5, 1852, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Benjamin C. and Lydia (LUNDY) HARVEY, the latter a daughter of Stacy LUNDY, one of the pioneers of the township. Of their four children reared to maturity (three are living): Harvey E. (married Alverna KELCHNER, and has one son); Stacy L.; Charles C. and Anna S. Harvey E. and Charles C. are both commercial men and represent a woolen manufactory at Williamsport. Dr. Stacy L. died June 6, 1881; he had just graduated with honors, and received his diploma while on his death bed. He was a young man of rare promise, a thorough scholar, a Christian gentleman, esteemed by all who knew him.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 472)

ALFRED HEACOCK, farmer, P. O. Greenwood, was born December 20, 1837, on the farm he now owns, the second son of Enos and Mary (OGDEN) HEACOCK. He grew to manhood on his present farm, which he took charge of in 1865 and came into possession of in 1876, and which consists of ninety-four acres. He has been twice married: first, February 22, 1865, to Martha J. MATHER, who was born in Schuylkill County, Penn., the daughter of Jesse MATHER. She died eight months after marriage. Mr. HEACOCK married, as his second wife, Mary E., daughter of John RUCKLE. She was born in Mount Pleasant Township, this county, and to her and her husband have been born four children: Lizzie, Harry Grant, Enos Raymond and Lattimer. Politically Mr. HEACOCK is a Republican.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 472)

JOSIAH HEACOCK, miller, Millville, was born September 20, 1841, on the homestead in this township. The first of the name to settle here was Josiah, who came from Northampton County, Penn., but the family came originally from New Jersey. His wife, Abigail J. GREEN, bore him the following children: Joseph, Jeremiah, Amos, Jesse, Enos, Richard, Hannah, Rosanna, Lavina, Mary and Sallie. Josiah settled in the south part of the township on the farm now occupied by his grandson, Alfred HEACOCK. Enos married Mary OGDEN, who bore him six children: Isaac, Sarah A., Rachel, Elizabeth, Alfred and Josiah, all of whom were born on the homestead, and still living in the township. Josiah remained on the homestead until his eighteenth year. He learned the milling business, and worked at it for some time in Luzerne County near Kingston. In 1864 he began on his own account. In 1870 he associated with George MASTERS in operating the Millville mills, which partnership continued until in September, 1871, when MASTERS died. In 1882 Mr. HEACOCK bought out the entire interest, and took charge April 1, 1883, and has since been owner and proprietor of the same, and is doing an excellent business. He has been twice married; first to Mary E. IKELER, a native of Fishingcreek, and a daughter of William IKELER. She died in 1868, leaving one child-Minnie. His second wife was Hannah G. LAWTON, daughter of William G. LAWTON, and by her he had two children: Myra (living) and Sara (deceased). Mr. HEACOCK volunteered twice in the service of his country. Politically he is a Republican.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 472)

W. W. HEACOCK, merchant, P.O. Millville, was born in this township, April 16, 1853, the second son of C. S. and Hannah (WATSON) HEACOCK. He was reared in this township. At an early age he entered the store of William MASTERS as clerk, and clerked for him about fourteen years, learned the business thoroughly, and in recognition of his services and ability he was taken as partner March 27, 1884, under the firm name of MASTERS & Co., which still exists. They are doing an excellent business, and are among the leading merchants in the county. He was married, May 4, 1876, to Sareh, eldest daughter of S. B. KISNER. To them have been born four children, three living: Lulu, Mellie and Lillian; deceased: Zella, aged four years. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 473)

ABIAH P. HELLER, M. D., Millville, was born in Hemlock Township, April 9, 1829, the only son of James and Hannah (PHILLIPS) HELLER. James was born February 20, 1801, in Lycoming county and died in this county at the age of seventy-four years. His father, Jacob, was from Lancaster, Penn., of Scotch ancestry. Dr. HELLER's maternal grandparents were Abiah and Sarah (GUESS) PHILLIPS, to whom were born six children: George W., Hannah, Martha, David, Marian and Henry G. To James HELLER and wife were born two children, Abiah and Margaret Ann; the latter married Samuel HARRIMAN and located in Lycoming County; she is now deceased. Our subject was left motherless at the age of four years and was brought by his father to this township in 1839. When sixteen years of age he left home and obtained employment among the farmers in the summer season and attended school in the winter. At the age of nineteen he began teaching and his earnings he gave to his father to assist him in paying for his farm. When Abiah P. attained his majority and began for himself he had nothing, and was in debt for his suit of clothes. Shortly after he began the study of medicine with Dr. P. JOHN of Millville, and pursued his studies until his graduation at the Pennsylvania Eclectic College, February 22, 1854. He located in Centre County, Penn., and began the practice of his profession. There he continued three years, when he returned to this county and succeeded his preceptor, Dr. P. JOHN, who had removed to Bloomsburg. Here Dr. HELLER has since remained, and has also, in addition to his practice, attended to his farm. November 28, 1854, he married Susan W., daughter of Benjamin and Priscilla EVES, by whom he has had three children. Benjamin, the eldest, died when five years old. The living are James Sherman and Frank Wellington. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 473)

Johnson H. IKELER, retired, P.O. Rohrsburg, was born February 5, 1813, in this township [Greenwood] and is descended from one of the early settlers of this part of the county. William IKELER, the first of the family to settle here, came from New Jersey and located on the farm now occupied by George IKELER, about one century ago. He married a Miss BARNHART and by her had four children: Andrew, William, Elizabeth and Barnabas, all of whom settled in this township, except Barnabas. Andrew married Christian Ann, daughter of Isaac JOHNSON, who came from New Jersey. To Andrew and wife were born six children: Elizabeth, William J., Margaret, Isaac, Andrew J. and Johnson H., all of whom settled in this county. Andrew, the father of our subject, was born April 18, 1773, and died November 24, 1850; his wife was born in 1774 and died December 29, 1865. Mr. IKELER was not a member of any church, but gave liberally to all Christian denominations. He was a Democrat and served as commissioner and supervisor, and also held other township offices. He was a colonel in the militia and was called out in the civil war, but after twelve days' service returned, as he was not required. Johnson H. began farming at the age of twenty-two years, when he took charge of the farm on which he lived until the spring of 1881. He then moved to Rohrsburg and has since led a retired life. He yet owns the homestead farm and another south of the town, and also a mill property, which he operates. He married, October 31, 1834, Maria, daughter of Jonathan LEMON, and they have reared six children: Christian Ann, Emeline, William P., Elmira, Iram B. and Elizabeth. Emeline married Reuben APPLEMAN, and resides in Greenwood; Elmira married Henry E. MATHER; Iram B. resides on the homestead; Elizabeth is the wife of Dr. T. C. McHENRY. Mr. IKELER since Buchanan's time has been a Republican; has served twenty years as justice of the peace and deputy revenue assessor for six years; has also held other offices and been prominently identified with the interests of the township for many years. He was never defeated for any office. He is not a member of any church society but gives liberally to all charitable causes. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 473)

William P. IKELER, farmer, P.O. Rohrsburg, is descended form one of the prominent families of Greenwood Towhship, where he was born December 22, 1838, on the IKELER homestead. He is the eldest son of Squire J. H. IKELER, and remained at home until he was twenty-four years of age. He then married Savella GOHO, a native of Mifflin Township, and a daughter of Jacob and Anna (HESS) GOHO. Three months after his marriage, Mr. IKELER located where he now resides, and where he has since been engaged in farming. He owns 113 acres, which he has brought under a high state of cultivation. To him and Mrs. IKELER six children were born: Milroy B., clerking at Millville; Raymond G., Vinnie W., Otto P., William H. and Clarence H. Politically Mr. IKELER is a Republican, but gives little attention to politics, being engaged with his farming and stock raising. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 473-474)

Iram Benton IKELER, farmer, Millville, is descended from a prominent family of this township, and was born on the homestead, February 11, 1844. He is the youngest son of Johnson H. IKELER, was reared to farming and has always resided on the homestead engaged in agricultural pursuits. He married January 10, 1877, Sallie, daughter of Alinas COLE, of this township. Mrs. IKELER was born in Sugarloaf Township, and spent the early part of her life in school-teaching—the first term at the age of sixteen; she has borne her husband four children: Irma B., Jessie C., Jay Harold and Mattie Ellsworth. Mr. IKELER is a member of the I. O. O. F., Mountain Lodge, No. 264, and of the P. of H., No 52, Millville. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 474)

James L. JOHN, merchant, Millville, was born May 17, 1852, in Mount Pleasant Township, son of James M. and Hannah (KESTER) JOHN. He was left fatherless while an infant and was reared under his mother's care until he arrived at manhood. At the age of eighteen he commenced to learn the carpenter's trade, but later taught school and clerked for Ellis EVES & Bro. one year. He then taught and attended school, and in spring of 1876 engaged in business with Isaac UNDERWOOD & Co. and remained about one year. In 1877 he went to Half Moon, Centre Co., Penn., and then embarked in business on his own account, in which he continued one year and nine months. He then went to Sereno, Columbia County, where for six months he conducted a store. In April 1879, he went to Lairdsville, where he remained five and a half years. October 31, 1884, he came to Millville, erected a store and other improvements, and has since remained engaged in mercantile business. August 31, 1876, he married Edith, daughter of Jesse and Lydia (PARKER) HEACOCK. They have four children: Watson I., Jesse M., Mary H. and Brand L. Mr. John has a livery in connection with his store and furnishes horses and conveyances at reasonable rates on short notice. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 474)

Ira JOHNSON, farmer, P.O. Millville, is descended from the JOHNSONs who were among the early settlers of Columbia County. John Jacob JOHNSON, his grandfather, was a native of Germany; was enrolled in the service of the British and brought to America to fight the colonists. Deeming their cause a just one, he watched his opportunity, joined the American forces and served as a cavalryman until the close of the war. He was wounded during his service in the cheek and leg and subsequently received a pension. Soon after the close of the Revolution he came to what is now Columbia County, and lived for several years at Orangeville. He was by trade a tailor, and married Mary BARNHART, who bore him six children: Barney, Jacob, William, Catherine (who married George KLINE), Elizabeth (married Harmon KLINE), and Sarah (who became the wife of George SNYDER). William, the father of Ira, was born February 7, 1788, in New Jersey, and died January 24, 1877. He married Jerusha, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (ROBBINS) RICHART. William was a tailor, and to him and wife were born six children: Wesley R., Sarah (wife of Demar JOHNSON), Minerva (wife of William McMICHAEL); Philena L. (wife of Jackson ROBBINS), Arsintha (wife of James MANNING) and Ira. The last named was born May 21, 1822, one mile east of Millville, and when young worked with his father at the tailoring business, but later gave his attention to farming. He married Sarah, daughter of Michael and Catherine (SNYDER) THOMAS, and two sons blessed their union: Charles BRITTON and Arthur WILSON. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 474)

WILLIAM KARSCHNER, retired farmer, P. O. Iola, was born July 19, 1830, in Montour Township, near Danville, and moved to Pine Township (then Madison) with his parents, when nine years of age. His father, Michael, located on the farm now owned by William. There were only eight acres of improved land on the place when Mr. KARSCHNER purchased, paying $2 per acre; he died here August 25, 1853, aged fifty-four years. Subject's mother's maiden name was Dorothy Ann, daughter of George and Anna (COX) SECHLER. To Michael and Dorothy were born eight children who lived to be grown: John, Mary, William, Anna, Michael, Levi, Elizabeth and Elihu. William was reared on the farm, and took charge of it at his father's death; and has since owned and carried it on. He was married October 6, 1856, to Margaret, daughter of Philip and Charity (DILDINE) KLINE. Mr. KARSCHNER located in Iola in the summer of 1885, and has since rented his farm. He has four children living: Loyd (a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church), Elmer, Alvaretta, and Riley H. Boyd, the second son, was accidentally killed at the saw-mill at Iola June 17, 1885, aged twenty-five years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and esteemed for his many qualities. Mr. KARSCHNER, wife and daughter are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 474)

AARON KESTER, butcher, Millville, was born in Mount Pleasant, Columbia Co., Penn., February 24, 1828, and, being the youngest of the family, he succeeded his father on the homestead, where he remained until 1851. He then came to Millville, and for five years worked in EVES' wagon manufactory, after which he returned to Mount Pleasant and resumed farming, continuing until 1883. He then returned to Millville and again worked in the manufactory. He next began the butchering business with his sons, S. W. KESTER, which still continues, meeting with great success. January 10, 1853, he married Esther, daughter of Richard and Esther (CALDWELL) POLLOCK. Mr. and Mrs. KESTER have three children: Alvina J., Richard C. (who resides on the homestead in Mount Pleasant, and married Clara E., daughter of Matthew KINDT), and Samuel W. (who married Pet IKELER, daughter of A. J. IKELER). The KESTER family came to what is now Mount Pleasant Township about the year 1790. John KESTER, the grandfather of Aaron, was born in New Jersey, July 31, 1744, and died in July, 1825. His wife, Hannah WEBSTER, was born March 19, 1747, and was the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel WEBSTER. Their children were Rachel, Ann, Samuel, Hannah, Mary, William, John, Benjamin, Ruth, Joseph and Aaron. The last named became the father of our subject, and was born August 25, 1787, in New Jersey. At the age of three years he came with his father to Mount Pleasant Township, Columbia County, Penn. He married Tamar, daughter of Amos and Mary PARKER, and to them were born the following children, who arrived at maturity: Sarah, John, Hannah, Amos P., Anna, Jacob, Mary E., Aaron and Tamar J.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 474)

NICHOLAS KINDT, farmer, P. O. Greenwood, was born August 30, 1812, in Rhenish Prussia. When a young man he learned the blacksmith trade and left the land of his birth in 1831, arriving in New York in September of that year. Going to Erie, Penn., he worked three years at his trade for James LITTLE, who was engaged on some public works at that place. In the spring of 1835 he left Erie, and after working a short time at different places between Erie and New York, he came to this county to visit his uncle, Frederick ROHR, of Rohrsburg. Liking the country, he concluded to remain, and worked that winter for John RICHART. He next opened a shop for himself at Rohrsburg, and plied his trade continuously until 1863, when he located on the place which he now owns, and engaged in farming. November 23, 1837, he married Marion, daughter of George McMICHAEL. Mrs. KINDT was born in this county, December 29, 1810, and has borne her husband the following children: George F.; Euphemia, deceased wife of John KITCHEN; Elizabeth, died at the age of seventeen; Maria L. is the wife of Richard KITCHEN. Mr. KINDT is still as vigorous of mind and body as a man of thirty: attends to the farm himself, and, though beginning poor, has secured for himself a competency. He and Mrs. KINDT are both members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he has been an elder for many years. He is a Democrat in sentiment, but the principles embodied in the platform of the Prohibition party meet his approval. Mr. KINDT's parents were John and Henrietta (ROHR) KINDT, who had a family of eight children: Adam, John, Peter, Nicholas, Anna, Beebe, Mary and Matthias, all of whom reared families except Anna. Four of the above came to this country: Adam settled in New Orleans; Mary married a Mr. MAJOR who was murdered in California for his money (his widow now resided in Allegheny County, Penn.); Matthias located in Mount Pleasant Township. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 474)

Samuel B. KISNER, blacksmith, P.O. Millville, was born March 16, 1828, in Madison Township; eldest son of John and Susan (BATTIN) KISNER. John KISNER was born December 9, 1800, at Maidencreek, Berks County, at the foot of Blue Mountain. John was a son of Leonard KISNER, born at Maidencreek, Berks Co., Penn., and came to Spruce Run at an early day, and settled there in 1806; he married Elizabeth, daughter of John BUCK. To Leonard and Elizabeth KISNER were born Jonas, Elizabeth, John, Jacob, Anna and David. All reared families except Anna, who died of small pox. John was reared in Madison Township. He married Susan BATTIN December 30, 1824, and they had five children: Sarah, wife of J. P. SMITH, in Rohrsburg; Elizabeth, married Phineas WELLIVER, in Madison Township; Samuel; Anna C., wife of James WELLIVER, in Greenwood; Henry, died aged twenty-four years. Samuel KISNER moved to this township in 1846, and learned the blacksmith trade. In 1849 he began business for himself, and in 1851 he came to Millville, and has since carried on his trade. In business for himself, and in 1851 he came to Millville, and has since carried on his trade. In 1878 he took in his son Henry, and the firm is now S. B. & H. W. KISNER. Samuel KISNER was married, December 9, 1847, to Martha, daughter of Amos and Mary PARKER. They have nine children: John, residing in this place; Elijah; Henry; Roy, a miller, residing at Iola; Sarah, wife of W. W. HEACOCK; Susan, at home; Mary, married G. McHENRY, at Iola; Kate, died aged seventeen; Amos, died at the age of one year. In politics Mr. KISNER is a Republican. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 475)

Richard KITCHEN, Millville, was born in this town March 7, 1837, the eldest son of Henry KITCHEN, who was born in this township February 26, 1801, on the farm now owned by G. W. UTT. September 17, 1829, Henry married Elizabeth DEMOTT, who was born September 9, 1807, and died August 16, 1853. Henry died November 23, 1863. They had a family of seven children, all living: Mary J., who married Uriah R. HARRAR and settled in Muncy; Richard; Harriet, wife of W. A. THOMAS, of this township [Greenwood]; Sarah, resides at Welliverville, the wife of Isaac KLINE; John Amos, in Mount Pleasant Township, and McKELVY, in Washington County, Kas., engaged in farming. Richard was reared on the farm, and in 1862 enlisted in Company H. One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Regiment, and served nine months. He returned home and the next year, September 20, 1864, married Maria, daughter of Nicholas and Maron (McMICHAEL) KINDT. Mrs. KITCHEN was born in this township February 21, 1847, and has borne her husband one child, Clinton A. The latter resides on the home place, and in 1886 married Agnes, daughter of Jonas MILLER. Mr. and Mrs. KITCHEN are members of the Baptist Church. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 475-476)

NEHEMIAH KITCHEN, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born July 16, 1844, in Fishingcreek Township, to Daniel and Hannah (SHIVELY) KITCHEN. He was reared on the farm, and there remained until December, 1872, when he moved to this township and erected the buildings on the place now occupied by him, which is a part of the old homestead. He married, March 1, 1866, Margaret C. LEMMON, who was born in Greenwood, a daughter of Jonathan and Margaret (LOCKARD) LEMMON. They have two children living: Dora Jane and Elmer L. Harry D. died at the age of three months. Mr. KITCHEN has eighty-six acres of valuable land under a fine state of cultivation. He is a Republican, and was elected justice of the peace in the spring of 1885. He is a member of the Grange.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 476)

ALEXANDER KRAMER, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born March 29, 1814, near Stillwater, Penn., and when two years of age was brought by his parents to Orange Township. Seven years later he was brought to Fishingcreek, where he remained until 1866. He then purchased property in Rohrsburg, and carried on mercantile business for about eight years. In 1873 he retired from that business, and the next year moved to one of his farms, where he has since been engaged in agricultural pursuits. Although he began poor he now owns three fine farms. He married, December 27, 1838, Sarah, daughter of Reuben and Catherine (MILLER) DAVIS. Mr. and Mrs. KRAMER had ten children, as follows: Matthias; infant (deceased); Mary Ellen (deceased); Elmira (deceased); Philip D. (deceased); an infant (deceased); Minerva Alice (deceased); an infant, deceased when born; Sarah E. and Alexander S. Sarah E. was the wife of Thomas J. BENDER, and left two children, Bessie M. and Effie M. Matthias, the eldest son, has one child, Atta M.; Alexander S. married Anna EVERETT, of Benton. Mr. KRAMER politically is a Greenbacker. The KRAMER family came from New Jersey to this county, locating in Fishingcreek Township about 1798, when George KRAMER came with the KLINE family. George married Sophia KLINE in New Jersey, and Abram KLINE, a brother of Sophia, married a sister of George KRAMER. George and Sophia KRAMER had ten children: Matthias, Morris, Charles, William, Harmon, Samuel, Abram, George, Anna and Betsey. All reared families and settled first in the county, but later some of them moved west. Matthias was born in 1774, and married Mary Ann McCRAY, a daughter of Alexander McCRAY, a seaman who sailed the ocean for years. To Mr. and Mrs. KRAMER the following named children were born: Sophia, William, Sarah, George, Mary, Alexander (whose name heads this sketch), Abram and Rebecca, all of whom settled in this locality except Rebecca.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 476)

MATTHIAS KRAMER, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, is one of the descendants of the early pioneers, and was born September 21, 1839, in Fishingcreek Township, eldest son of Alexander KRAMER. He was reared in the township in which he was born, and remained here until his marriage, which event occurred in the fall of 1865, to Louisa, only daughter of Edward ALBERTSON. Mr. KRAMER has a snug farm one-half mile below Rohrsburg, and is a successful farmer. They have but one child, Atta M. Mr. KRAMER, wife and daughter are members of the Christian Church.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 476)

WILLIAM G. LAWTON, retired farmer, P. O. Derr, was born February 22, 1814, in Yorkshire, England, a son of Benjamin and Anna (GOLDTHORPE) LAWTON. The family embarked at Liverpool May 21, 1828, and landed at Philadelphia July 6, 1828, having been six weeks and four days on the voyage. They remained for a time in Schuylkill County, Penn., and in the fall of 1832 came to this county. William G. learned the builder's trade, which he followed several years, but subsequently gave his attention to farming. In 1839 he married Sarah A., daughter of Robert FAINMAN, and thirteen children blessed their union. Mr. LAWTON came to the farm he now occupies in 1851, but is now living retired from active labor, spending the evening of his life in the quiet of his home. Politically he is a Democrat and has filled several offices of trust in the township, and in the fall of 1871 was elected commissioner of the county. He is a member of the Christian Church.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 476)

ELIJAH LEMON, retired, Greenwood, was born December 10, 1818, on the LEMON homestead, where he grew to manhood. John LEMON, a native of New Jersey, was a wagon-maker by trade and was employed during the Revolution repairing army wagons. After the close of that struggle he turned his attention toward seeking a location, and about 1790 came to Greenwood Township, Columbia County. Here he purchased 300 acres, out of which fine farms have since been made. That year he planted about two acres in wheat and erected a small cabin. In the fall he returned to New Jersey, and in the spring, coming again to this township, found that the deer had eaten his wheat. The Indians were hostile and he again returned to Jersey, but came again to his farm in the spring, bringing with him his sons, George and Joseph, and this time made a permanent location. By his wife, Elizabeth TITMON, he had a large family as follows: George, Joseph, Jacob, Balse, Jonathan, Jacob, Isaac, James, William, Michael, Betsey, Catherine and Sally, all of whom settled here, except George, Jacob and Balse. William, the father of our subject, was born in New Jersey and came here with his father. John LEMON carved his name and the date of his coming upon the back of a turtle, which was seen about one score of years ago by his grandson, Elijah, and many times since and never over a hundred yards from the same place. William married Elizabeth PARKER, daughter of John PARKER, and by her had ten children: Sarah, George, Elijah, Elisha, Malinda, Samuel, Lucinda, Elizabeth, William and Frank, all of whom, except Elijah, moved west and settled in Illinois and Wisconsin. When he was sixteen years of age Elijah left home and bought his time from his father for $8 per month until he attained his majority. He then began to learn the millwright's trade with Marshall KINNEY, and after completing it, began on his own account, contracting, which he followed for over fifty years, retiring about 1884. He married in the fall of 1839, Eleanor, daughter of Amos PARKER and a native of this township. To them were born the following children: Mary, Elmira, Harvey, William, Anna, Frances R. Mary is the wife of Wesley MORRIS; Elmira is the wife of B. F. BATTIN; Harvey resides in Muncey Valley, a millwright by trade; Anna is the wife of Bartley HEACOCK; Frances R. is the wife of Calvin DEMOTT, and William died when a young man. Mrs. LEMON died in 1871. Mr. LEMON next married Elizabeth, daughter of Fred DERR. Mr. LEMON is a member of the Christian Church.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 476)

JONATHAN LEMON (deceased) was born in New Jersey about the year 1790, son of John LEMON. Jonathan married Margaret LOCKARD, and by her he had the following children: Eliza, deceased; Harriet, married Thomas REECE and resides in Cass County, Neb.; Sarah J., wife of Lorenzo MENDENHALL, of Allen County, Kas.; Margaret, married M. KITCHEN; John; Jacob, farming in Cass County, Neb., and Jonathan. Jonathan, Senr., settled in the township where the LEMON brothers resided one-half mile west of Rohrsburg, was engaged in the lumber business for many years and carried on the saw-mill, which he rebuilt, being first built by his father in 1802. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and his widow survives him, drawing a pension. He died in 1852. John Lemon was born March 19, 1833, on the farm, and has always lived here. He was married to Mary, daughter of David KITCHEN. They have no children. John LEMON has been engaged.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 477)

URIAH P. McHENRY, retired, Millville, was born September 24, 1828, in Fishingcreek Township, the ninth in a family of eleven children. He remained at home on the farm until he was sixteen years of age, when he went to Stillwater and worked in Col. KLINE's grist-mill. There he learned the miller's trade, and afterward worked at farming in different places. In 1847 he began for himself, worked in COLE's mill for a time, and in 1849 went to Danville, where he remained one year; then went to Huntingdon Creek and worked in JONES' mill for four years; thence to West Creek, where he remained about five years in the HEACOCK mill. This mill was then purchased by Mr. KIMBALL, and Mr. McHENRY remained with him three years and operated the mill. He then conducted the ROBBINS mill in this township, but, his health failing, he engaged at buhr dressing. He then returned to the mill at Stillwater, where he had learned his trade, and remained about two years. He then purchased a farm and carried on agricultural pursuits, also attending to the mill. While here he purchased a half interest in the mill, and continued there until the spring of 1874, when he came to Millville and purchased an interest in the MASTERS & HEACOCK mill. He then formed a partnership with Mr. HEACOCK, under the firm name of McHENRY & HEACOCK, which lasted until the spring of 1883. Mr. McHENRY then sold out his interest and purchased the HAYMAN mill at Iola, which he has since conducted, and hires a miller to attend to it, having retired from active labor. He married, July 4, 1855, Elizabeth, daughter of Enos HEACOCK. They have no children of their own, but a niece of Mrs. McHENRY, a daughter of Josiah HEACOCK, known as Minnie McHENRY, given to them by her mother at her death, has since lived with them.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 477)

H. GAIL McHENRY, miller, P. O. Iola, comes of a family of millers; his father, Moses, is a miller, and his two brothers, Ruggles and Charles, are also millers. Gail was born December 7, 1856, in Huntsville, Luzerne County, and when one year old removed with his parents to Fishing creek, where he lived seven years, then moved to Roaringcreek, where he commenced learning his trade at the MENDENHALL mills, and when competent took charge of the mills. In December, 1880, he came to Eyer's Grove and had charge of the mill three years, and in the spring of 1883 he associated with U. P. McHENRY in the Iola mills, and has since been in charge of the same. He was married in October, 1882, to Mary KISNER, daughter of Samuel KISNER. They have two children: Myrtle and Uriah. They are members of the Christian Church.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 477)

JOHN McMICHAEL, farmer, P. O. Millville, was born June 14, 1818, on the farm now owned by J. M. DENMOTT, which was formerly a part of the old McMICHAEL homestead. His father, George McMICHAEL, was born in Scotland in 1772, and died May 29, 1860. He came to America and settled in Greenwood Township, Columbia Co., Penn., about 1801. He married Agnes, daughter of William and Elizabeth McMICHAEL, a distant relative of the family. Mrs. McMICHAEL was born in 1779 and died April 1, 1866. To her and her husband were born ten children, as follows: Jane, Veronica, Euphemia, James, Marian, Elizabeth, George, Agnes, John and William. Seven of these reared families. Veronica married Ed. HENRIE; Marian married Nicholas KINDT; Elizabeth became the wife of Robert NIXON, and Agnes married Samuel STETLER, all of whom settled in this section of country. Our subject married at Jerseytown, January 9, 1844, Sarah Ann, daughter of Henry BOMBAY. For several years after his marriage, Mr. McMICHAEL worked at different places and at various vocations, but finally purchased the old homestead and located thereon, and has since engaged in farming. Mrs. McMICHAEL was born December 30, 1822, in Roaringcreek Township, and has borne her husband three children: Mary E. (who resides in Delaware County, Penn., the wife of Joseph R. KESTER, and has four children: Raymond, Stewart, Bertha and Clara); Rosetta, married Harmon MORDAN, of Mount Pleasant (has two children-Myron and Erma,) and Benjamin F., who farms the homestead and married Mrs. Clara KRAMER, the daughter of F. E. ROTE. Mr. McMICHAEL has for many years been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church; has always been a Republican, but believes in the final triumph of the Prohibition party.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 477)

WILLIAM MASTERS, storekeeper, Millville, is descended from one of the prominent families of the township, and was born November 8, 1841, in Millville. His father, George, a son of David MASTERS, was born November 2, 1810, in Madison Township. David married Mary EVES, who bore him eight children, of whom George was the eldest. When the latter was fourteen years of age he came to this town and learned the miller's trade in his father's mill, with George HEPLER, and was given entire charge when he was sixteen years of age. He then continued for nine years in charge of the mill until 1835 or 1836. In 1849 the mill was destroyed by fire, when George MASTERS and John BETZ bought the site and built the mill that now stands in the town, and which they continued for several years. In 1835 George MASTERS engaged in merchandising with Samuel B. MATHER, which partnership lasted about nine years, when Mr. MATHER retired and Mr. MASTERS continued the business alone until 1857, when he disposed of half interest to his son David, and in 1863 disposed of the remainder to William MASTERS, who continues the business. George remained half owner of the mill, however, up to the time of his death, September 14, 1871. His widow died September 16, 1886; she was born March 31, 1808. Mr. MASTERS was a prominent member of the Society of Friends. He left several pieces of real estate. David MASTERS, brother of William, went to Philadelphia in 1870, is successfully engaged in business on Market Street, and has a tasty home on Baring Street, West Philadelphia.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 478)

HENRY E. MATHER, farmer, P. O. Greenwood, was born August 27, 1842, in Pottsville, Penn., only son of Jesse and Julia A. (MERRILL) MATHER. His grandfather was Jesse MATHER, who married Margaret SHIVELY, by whom were born Henry, Sallie, Hannah, Betsey, Samuel, John, James and Jesse. Henry E. came to Greenwood when sixteen years of age and has since lived on the farm his grandfather Jesse settled on. Henry's father died in 1859, his widow surviving him one year. September 22, 1864, Henry E. married Almira M., daughter of Johnson H. IKELER, of this township, and to them have been born three children; Bertha Z., Jesse and Truman. Mr. MATHER is a Republican and a member of the P. of H., also of the I. O. O. F.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 478)

WESLEY MORRIS, farmer, P. O. Greenwood, was born in Mount Pleasant Township, Columbia County, in 1837, son of John MORRIS. June 4, 1863, he married Mary E. LEMON, daughter of Elijah and Eleanor (PARKER) LEMON. Mrs. MORRIS was born in this township August 14, 1840, and she and her husband have four children living: Ella, John, Wilhelmina and Eckley E. William E. died at the age of eighteen months; Harry D. at the age of three weeks, and Francis J. at the age of five months. In the spring of 1876 Mr. MORRIS located on his present farm, which was a part of the original LEMON tract. It consists of sixty-seven acres, and here Mr. MORRIS is engaged in agricultural pursuits, but is a blacksmith by trade. Mr. MORRIS has been elected and has served as poor director of the district composed of Scott, Sugarloaf, Greenwood and Bloom; as assessor, as supervisor, as school director, and overseer of the poor, and has served as tax collector by appointment.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 478)

AARON MUSGRAVE, deceased, was born February 7. 1802, in this township, a son of Aaron and Sarah (WOODROW) MUSGRAVE. Aaron, Sr., was born February 17, 1760, and became the father of the following children: Isaac; Ann, who became the wife of Daniel Smith and removed to Fishingcreek Township; Rachel, wife of Joseph KESTER, of Mount Pleasant Township; Mary, married William KESTER, and moved west; Isaac and James, settled in Mount Pleasant, and Aaron, settled in this township. September 18, 1823, our subject married Sarah, daughter of Daniel and Mary FORCE. She was born August 8, 1799, and bore her husband four children: Daniel, Mary Ann, Sarah W. and William McKELVY. Mr. MUSGRAVE was an honored and respected member of the community among whom he had resided since his marriage. He was a consistent member of the Christian Church, and politically a Republican, though not a partisan. He died in November, 1871, his widow surviving him until August 14, 1877. Of their children, Mary A. died in 1862, the wife of Hiram KESTER (left three children: Aaron M., Thomas C. and William Alpheus, all of whom removed west); Daniel resides in Mount Pleasant Township, and William McK., who took charge of the homestead farm in 1872 and conducted it until 1878. At that time the place was sold and he purchased the property where he now resides. He has acquired a competence and lives in comfortable circumstances with his sister, Sarah W., who keeps house for him.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 478)

DR. JOHN B. PATTON, Millville, was born April 9, 1832, in Rush Township, Northumberland Co., Penn., a son of Joseph R. PATTON, who was born April 10, 1797, in Briarcreek Township, this county. Joseph R. was a son of John PATTON, who came from New Jersey when a young man, married Mary RICHART and located in Briarcreek Township, on the Susquehanna. He was a house carpenter and to him and his wife were born three sons and two daughters: Joseph R.; Catharine, who married Jacob DeMOTT and settled in Madison Township; Margaret also settled there, the wife of Jeremy WELLIVER; John settled in Danville and died there leaving four children; Samuel removed to Mason County, Ill., and is now deceased. Joseph R., the first named, married Sarah De WITT, daughter of Isaac De WITT. To them were born nine children: Oliver P., Margaret, William G., Louisa J., Isaac D. and Mary L. (twins), John B., Joseph M. and Sarah C. (twins), all of whom except Louisa J. reared families. Louisa married Squire Jacob TERWILLIGER and resides in Light Street. John B. was reared on the homestead and left home at the age of nineteen and attended school, first at Millville and later the Wyoming Academy. He then taught school some years to enable him to attend college, which he entered in 1854, and graduated in 1860 at Lafayette College. After graduating he taught for a time in Columbia Academy, and while there, in December, 1860, married Mary M., daughter of James MASTERS. In the spring of 1861 he went to Parkesburg and took charge of the Parkesburg Academy for one year, but the outbreak of the civil war took away many of the students and the school was temporarily closed. Dr. PATTON then came to Millville and for eighteen months was associated principal of the Greenwood Seminary. In the spring of 1864 he took charge of a select school at Orangeville for one year. This school was broken up by an arbitrary act of the soldiers sent to put down the so-called Fishing Creek confederacy at the instigation of partisans of a rival school. In the spring of 1865 he went to Montana Territory, opened a school in Virginia City, and also engaged in mining for one year; then conducted a drug store at Bannock City for a time. In 1868 he returned to this county and completed his medical course. He began to practice at Sereno, but after six months, finding an opening in Sullivan County, Penn., went there and remained until 1872. He then came to Millville and has since remained practicing his profession. Dr. and Mrs. PATTON have two children; James M., Francis J.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 479)

Allen H. PHILLIPS. Among the old time millers of Columbia County is Mr. Phillips, P. O. Eyer's Grove, who was born January 6, 1825, in Bucks County, Penn., the second son of Thomas PHILLIPS, to whom were born Moses, Aaron, Robert, David, Thomas, Rachel, Mercy and Elizabeth. Thomas married Sarah PHILLIPS, and by her had eight children that lived to be grown: Joseph, Allen H., Andrew J., Harrison, Almira, Rebecca, Eliza, and Jane. Allen H., when fifteen years of age, went with his uncle David to learn the miller's vocation at Perryville, in Northampton County, and since that time has been constantly engaged in that business, not having lost a year's time, principally in Columbia and Montour Counties. He was married in 1845, to Sarah E. EVES, daughter of Milton EVES; she died leaving three children: Milton, Thomas and Charles, none living but Milton, a teacher in Simpson College, Iowa. He married for his second wife Margaret SCHUYLER; she died leaving five children: Alfred C., now a physician in Booneville, Iowa ; Thomas L., a farmer in Madison Township; Louis S., milling with his father at Eyer's Grove; Samuel, telegraph operator in Danville; Ada M., at home. His third wife was Rebecca, daughter of Isaac WELSH; by her he has one child, Isaac, on the farm. His present wife was Mrs. RUNYON, daughter of Daniel WELLIVER. He came to Eyer's Grove the last time in 1883; and has since been a resident. He carries on a farm in Madison Township. In politics he is a Republican. (The History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, BATTLE, 1887, pg. 479)

JOSEPH W. REECE, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born February 15, 1829, in this township. Nehemiah REECE was the pioneer of the family to settle in Greenwood Township, and from him are descended all of the name now here. He came from one of the lower counties and took up the land now owned by our subject, about the year 1800. He married Mary EVES who bore him a large family, nine of whom reared families: Edith, Philip, John, Hannah, Nehemiah, Sarah, Louisa, Aaron and Mary. John was born January 1, 1801, was reared to manhood in this township and became the father of Joseph W. He married Mary, daughter of Joseph and Catherine (ADAMS) WITAKER, and after his marriage located on this farm where he spent the remainder of his life. He died March 25, 1858, his widow surviving him until October 10, 1879. They reared to maturity five children: Joseph W., Nehemiah, Philip, Margaret C. and Benjamin. Philip was killed by a horse when sixteen years old; Nehemiah resides in Iowa; Margaret married Thomas MATHER and reared four children. Joseph W. remained at home until attaining his majority, after which he worked for some years on a farm and clerked in store at Millville. January 28, 1858, he married Christiana, daughter of Squire J. H. IKELER, and settled on the farm now owned by W. P. IKELER, where he remained four years. He then located on the old REECE farm, where he has since resided. Mrs. REECE died October 12, 1866, the mother of three children: Gula E., Johnson H. and Benjamin. Mr. REECE next married Mrs. Elizabeth PARKER, daughter of John and Mary RANTZ. She died March 9, 1871, and by her had one child, John L. Mr. REECE then married his present wife, Deborah WARNER, a native of Muncy and a daughter of James and Julia Ann (JONES) WARNER. Mr. REECE has made all the improvements on his place, which he owns and which consists of 120 acres. His house is the fourth one erected on the farm since Nehemiah REECE lived there.(The History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, BATTLE, 1887, pg. 479)

Dr. REUBEN L. RICH, Millville, was born September 19, 1832, on the farm which he now owns, a son of John G. and Lydia (LUNDY) RICH, the latter a daughter of Reuben and Esther (BUNTING) LUNDY, who were the parents of eight children. John G. and Lydia RICH were the parents of ten children: Mary A., Sarah, Benjamin, William, Reuben L., Esther, I Lundy, Henry, Jane, and J. Gillingham. Reuben L. now resides on the LUNDY farm, upon which his grandfather, Reuben LUNDY, settled in 1792; the house now occupied by Dr. RICH was built in 1798, and a pear tree which still bears fruit was planted in the same year. Benjamin RICH, the paternal grandfather of the Doctor, married Sarah GILLINGHAM, and to them were born four children: John G., Sarah, Ann and Benjamin. John G. was born about 1801 and came to this township when a young man. He was a tanner and later carried on tanning in the valley for years, and died in 1873. His wife died ten years prior. Reuben L. was reared in this township and began the practice of dentistry in 1855, but since 1869 has been also engaged in farming. He married, December 27, 1864, Elizabeth, second daughter of James MASTERS. They have three children living: Anna Watson, Mary L. and Bessie A. Willie died in 1881, aged nine years and six months; John and Harry died in infancy. dr. RICH is a member of the A. Y. M. He and his wife belong to Valley grange, P. of H., and the Society of Friends.(The History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, BATTLE, 1887, pg. 480)

Jackson ROBBINS. The ROBBINS family take rank among the early settled families in Greenwood Township Joseph ROBBINS, grandfather of our subject, married Catharine HARRIS, by whom he had nine children—six sons and three daughters: William, Jerusha (married to William SNYDER), Vincent, Hannah (married to William EVES), Joseph, John, Catharine (married to John SIBERT), Robert and Jesse. John ROBBINS, father of our subject, was born on the homestead now owned by the latter, and married Mary, daughter of John MANNON, whose wife was a DEMOTT. The children born to John and Mary ROBBINS were Jackson, Sarah (married to James DEMOTT), Catharine (married to George B. THOMAS), Charlotte (single) and Ira. Our subject was born on his farm in 1832, and with the exception of three years' residence in Fishingcreek Township, this county, has lived continuously on the farm where he was born. He has been twice married: first to Paulena L., daughter of William JOHNSON; at her decease she left four children: Robert, Elizabeth (married to B. MANNON, of Eyers Grove), Harriet (married to John Barber, of Stillwater), and John. Robert and John reside in Greenwood. Mr. ROBBINS' second wife was Anna Beckford, by whom he has the following named children: Mary, Louis, Samatha, Effie, Orra and George. (History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 480)

VIRGIL D. ROBBINS, farmer, P. O. Greenwood, was born January 9, 1832, in Madison Township, on the old BARBER farm. He is the eldest and only surviving son of William ROBBINS, who was born about 1784, being a son of Joseph ROBBINS, a native of New Jersey. Joseph reared a large family, as follows: Vincent, William, Hannah, Jerusha, Robert, John, Joseph, Jesse and Catherine, all of whom lived to rear families except Joseph and Robert. Vincent moved to Canada, Jerusha married William SNYDER and moved to Indiana; Catherine married Samuel SEIBERT and settled in this township, as did the others. William, the father of Virgil D., was born in Greenwood Township about 1784, and married Sabrina TEEPLE; she was born September 30, 1805, in New Jersey. After his marriage William removed to Madison Township and engaged in farming until April, 1842, when he came to this township, and here died in 1871. His wife died in 1841. Of their seven children, but four lived to be grown: Sarah J., who married John CHRISTIAN and located in this township, as did the others; Lucinda, who became the wife of George W. DERR, and William O. the only ones now living are Virgil D. and Sarah J. Our subject remained on the homestead until the spring of 1883, when he located on the farm which he now owns. He married, November 29, 1855, Mary Ann, daughter of John and Jane (EDGAR) STALEY. Mrs. ROBBINS was born September 19, 1833, in Pottsville, Penn., and has borne her husband five children: William P., married to Effie BATTIN, daughter of B. F. BATTIN; Emma Jane, wife of Thomas SMITH, resides in Jackson Township; John C. married Emma MANNING, daughter of William MANNING; Diebald and Charles O. at home. Mr. and Mrs. ROBBINS are members of the Christian Church.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg 480)

Francis E. ROTE, farmer, P. O. Millville, was born on the border of Madison Township, near Millville, January 16, 1827. The ROTE family came to this township prior to 1800. Francis, who was born October 5, 1775, was the pioneer of the name in this county, and was of German descent. He married Mary WELLIVER and had six children who grew to maturity: Charity, William, Margaret, Daniel, Abigail and Elizabeth, all of whom were born near Millville. His wife was born November 20, 1782, and died June 20, 1855. William, who married Elizabeth EVES, daughter of William EVES, became the father of Frances E. They reared but two children, our subject and Sarah, wife of E. B. BROWER, of Bloomsburg. Francis E. was reared in this neighborhood and began to hold the plow when ten years of age. He married, March 11, 1852, Asenath, daughter of Milton and Mary EVES. After his marriage he located on the farm which he now owns, and where he has since resided. He has four children living; Clara B., first married Philip KRAMER, and after his death Ben McMICHAEL, and resides in this township; Mary resides in Madison Township, the wife of R. L. DeMOTT; Henry is a farmer, at home, and William, unmarried. Izora, the daughter of Clara B. and her first husband, resides with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. ROTE.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 480)

JOHN B. SHULTZ, farmer and miller, Rohrsburg, is descended from one of the early families of this township. His grandfather, Daniel SHULTZ, settled here prior to 1800 and located three-quarters of a mile from Rohrsburg, when the place was a wilderness. He married Elizabeth WHITE, who bore him Philip, James, Isaac, Samuel, John and Sarah. Daniel died April 30, 1852, aged eighty-three years, one month and twenty-eight days; his wife, Elizabeth, died March 24, 1853, aged eighty-eight years and three months. Subject's great-grandfather was Philip, whose ancestors came from Germany and settled in New Jersey and later removed to this locality, as mentioned before. Philip died April 5, 1816, aged seventy-five years; his wife, Barbara, died September 20, 1828, aged eighty-four years. James, the father of John B., married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob STUCKER and Catherine (PEELER) STUCKER. Four children were born to them: Ellen, John B., Catherine and Esther. Ellen resides in Orange Township, the wife of Daniel KLINE; Catherine married John MOORE and resides in this township; Esther married John H. PARKER and settled in Greenwood Township. The father of this family was a farmer, which pursuit he followed until his death; he died May 23, 1826, aged twenty-six years, eight months, sixteen days; his widow, Elizabeth, died July 17, 1873, aged seventy-seven years, seven months, four days. John B. was born Aug. 17, 1821, on the homestead near Rohrsburg. He was reared a farmer and when of age turned his attention to the management of the mill, which he now owns and which he conducted up to 1884, when his son assumed charge of it. He married Hettie, a daughter of Jonas and Mary E. (MILLER) HAYMAN. They have two children living, Jonas and Lestie. Jones resides with his parents, married to Dora HENRY. They have one child, Lelie Maude. Lestie is in Iowa, the wife of Clark KLINE. Mr. SHULTZ is a Democrat and a member of the Grange.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 480)

TILLMAN STADLER, painter and trimmer, P. O. Millville, was born August 24, 1841, in Turbotville, Northumberland Co., Penn., eldest son of Isaac and Caroline (KEENER) STADLER. August 23, 1850, his father dying, he was placed in the care of strangers, and was brought up by a strict Presbyterian, who gave him good school advantages and who had designed to fit his protege for the ministry, while Tillman had aspired to become a physician. This conflicting of previously formed plans resulted in an estrangement between the two, and Tillman, having received the elements of a classical education, and being ready for the second year in college, now gave his attention to teaching, and continued until the breaking-out of the Rebellion, when he enlisted April 24, 1861, in Company G, Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, for three months. After serving his time he returned home and was prostrated with camp fever for several weeks, but, after teaching one term of school, gained his health, and August 1, 1862, enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Thirty-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, for nine months, and was promoted to first sergeant. After serving out his time he went out with Company C, Two Hundred and First Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (time of enlistment one year), as color corporal, and served until the close of the war, being for six months of the last enlistment on detached duty as chief clerk of court martial in Alexandria, Va. After returning from the service he went to Lewisburg, Penn., and worked under instructions as carriage painter and trimmer. After his graduation he worked in various localities in the State, and since the fall of 1868 he has been permanently located in Millville in charge of the painting and trimming department in the noted Millville Wagon Manufactory. He was married in 1867 to Elmira, daughter of Peter FOGLEMAN. They have two children: Frank and Ada M. Mr. STADLER is a member of the Christian Church; of the A. Y. M., Bloom Lodge No. 264; of the I. O. O. F.; and the G. A. R., Bryson Post No. 225.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 481)

AUGUST STAUDER, tanner, Rhorsburg, was born September 17, 1837, in Reistenhausen, Prussia, a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (HOENIG) STAUDER. His parents had a family of five children, August, Caroline, Frederick, Rosa and Della, none of whom came to America except August. At the age of thirteen August began to learn the tanner's trade, serving five years' apprenticeship, after which he traveled for five years and worked in many places. In 1864 he landed in New York and worked in the Steinway Piano Manufactory for some months; then went to Elizabethtown, N. J., where he worked in a tannery, returning after a year to New York, where he worked at his trade. A year later he went to Scranton and worked for some months in Huntsdale and Wilkesbarre, Penn., and in the latter place was foreman in a large tannery. He then moved to Light Street, where he worked as foreman for a time; then moved to Briarcreek and for four years worked for Joseph CONNER, and during the four years saved $1,999, and with the money came to Rohrsburg and purchased the tannery of Perry SMITH, and eighteen acres. Here he has since resided and has added to his land from time to time until now he has ninety-two acres. He has erected the principal buildings and operates the tannery. He married, September 22, 1874, Sarah E. FRY, who was born in this county, a daughter of Frederick FRY. Mr. and Mrs. STAUDER have four children: Maggie, Rosa, Joseph and Bertha. Mr. STAUDER is a member of Albright Church, and politically is a Democrat.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 481)

GEORGE W. UTT, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born in Northampton County, Penn., May 26, 1837, the fourth son of David and Mary (EVANS) UTT. The former was born August 15, 1805, in Northampton county; the latter born June 27, 1801. When George W. was two and a half years old he came to this county with his parents and located in Greenwood Township one mile north of Rohrsburg, where he remained until he was of age. At the age of twelve years, he began to work out and assist in the maintenance of the family. He received a good education, taught school several years, and in 1861 enlisted in Company F, Second Pennsylvania Artillery (112th in line). Shortly after he was made sergeant and promoted, May 4, 1863, to second lieutenant. later he was commissioned first lieutenant and finally captain in Battery I, One Hundred and Eighty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was wounded in front of Petersburg and discharged on the expiration of his term of enlistment, receiving the following commendatory letter from his commander:

HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL BRIGADE,
DEFENCES OF BERMUDA HEAD, VA.
December 29, 1864

The bearer, George W. UTT, lieutenant Battery F, Second Pennsylvania Artillery, has this day been honorably discharged from the service of the United States by reason of expiration of his term. It affords me pleasure to state that during his connection with the regiment he has always performed his duties faithfully and efficiently. While in command of his company in the trenches on the Petersburg front, in July last, he was severely wounded by a fragment of one of the enemy's shells.

W. M. McCLURE,
Colonel 2d Penn. Art. Comd'g.

Upon his return home he farmed one year, and in 1866 purchased a farm. He has been twice married. His first wife, Mary E. APPLEMAN, was born in Fishingcreek Township, a daughter of Philip APPLEMAN. She bore him three children-Philip C., William Ernest and Mary A.-and died April 28, 1872. His second marriage was with Sarah A. KELLER, also born in Fishingcreek Township, a daughter of John KELLER She died July 18, 1886, the mother of eight children: Laura M., Ella M., Susan J., Anna B., Grace E., Etta, James G. and George F. Politically Mr. UTT is a Democrat, and has served as school director two terms. He is a member of the Christian Church, in which he has been an elder since 1875.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 482)

J. CLYDE VAN HORN, farmer, P. O. Rohrsburg, was born February 15, 1853, in this township, eldest son of James VAN HORN, who was a son of James and Polly (WILSON) VAN HORN, whose offspring were Betsey, Sallie, Ella, Nancy, Charity, James, Joseph and William. James VAN HORN, father of J. C., was born may 8, 1819, in Orange Township, and died April 15, 1886; his wife was Margaret C., daughter of John and Letty (MILLER) WILSON. Letty being a daughter of Joseph and Margaret MILLER. Mrs. VAN HORN survives her husband. Our subject resides on the homestead, engaged in farming. In 1878 he married Maria, daughter of William and Mary Ann (HARTMAN) BLISH. They have one child, Elmer Doyle, born April 3, 1881. In politics Mr. VAN HORN is a Democrat.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 482)

JAMES O. WARNER, farmer, P. O. Millville, was born February 23, 1857, the only son of James and Julia (JONES) WARNER. James WARNER was born in Lycoming county, Penn., in 1805, a son of Benjamin and Deborah (KITELY) WARNER; Julia (JONES) WARNER was born in 1814, in Lycoming County, Penn. James WARNER was a farmer and also carried on mercantile business. He died in 1867, a member of the Society of Friends. To him and his wife were born six children: Mary, Deborah, Sarah, Susan, Elizabeth and James O. Mary is the wife of James WHIPPLE, of De Kalb County, Ill.; Susan, wife of Edwin A. WHITACRE, also of De Kalb County, Ill.; Deborah, wife of Joseph W. REECE, near Rohrsburg; Sarah, wife of Joseph W. EVES, of Millville; Elizabeth is the wife of Daniel KITCHEN, of Bloomsburg. James O. is the only male representative of the name. When he was but ten years of age his father died and he remained with his mother. He came here in 1875, attended and taught school two terms and worked on the farm, and in 1879 purchased the farm he now owns, consisting of eighty acres on the edge of Millville. He was married August 26, 1884, to Laura E., daughter of Charles W. EVES. She died May 17, 1885, leaving no issue.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 482)

JACOB E. WELLIVER, merchant, Eyer's Grove, was born in Madison Township, August 1, 1836, son of John and Anna (EYER) WELLIVER. John WELLIVER was born about the year 1801, a son of William WELLIVER, who came from New Jersey and settled in Madison Township at an early day. Several children were born to William WELLIVER, among whom was John, the father of our subject, and who was reared in Madison Township; he married Anna, daughter of Ludwig EYER, by whom he had seven children: James, Uriah, Catharine, Jacob E., Jeremiah, Elizabeth and John. Jacob E. was reared in Jerseytown, and when a young man clerked for several years in different localities, came to this place in 1874, and succeeded William EYER in the merchandise business, and has since carried on a general store. He has had charge of the postoffice several years, and has been postmaster since 1881. He was married to Almira, daughter of Philip and Rachel (DYE) COTTNER. They have five children: William, Loyd, Clyde, Irene and Jay.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 482)

REUBEN WILSON, retired, Millville, was born February 12, 1806, in the old house built by his grandfather, in Montour County, where the WILSONS were among the early settlers. John WILSON came from England prior to the Revolution, in which struggle he sided with the colonists. After the Revolution he taught school, and resided for a short time in Schuylkill County, Penn. He then came to what is now Montour County, Penn., settled about four miles north of Danville, where he opened a farm in the wilderness. He owned nearly 300 acres and resided there the remainder of his life. His wife Phoebe bore him the following children: Hannah, Thomas, Rachel, Sarah, Phoebe, John and Ann, all of whom reared families except Ann. Thomas married Susanna RUSSELL, of Irish descent, and by her had nine children: William, John, Reuben, Elizabeth, Priscilla, Thomas, Mary, Rachel and Martha, all of whom except Thomas reared families. Elizabeth married John WILLETTS; Priscilla was the wife of Benjamin EVES; Mary married Isaac PURSELL; Rachel became the wife of Francis EVES and Martha married Reuben CROSSLEY, and all settled in what are now Montour and Columbia Counties. Reuben and Martha are the only ones now living. The former was born in Montour County and there grew to manhood. His health being poor, his parents feared that he was not strong enough to farm and they sent him to learn the tanner's trade, which he worked at in intervals with farming. He married January 27, 1831, Sarah, daughter of Chandlee EVES, and after marriage settled on a farm in Madison Township and engaged in farming forty-three years. In 1875 he came to Millville, and here has since resided. The following are the names of his children who grew to maturity: Harriet, wife of Reece M. ESK; Rachel, wife of A. P. YOUNG; Elizabeth, wife of James ROTE; Mary, wife of Levi PILKINGTON, in Iowa; Anna, wife of William POTTS, in Chester county; Sarah is unmarried and resides with her sister Mary in Iowa; Thomas C. resides on the home farm in Madison Township. Reuben is the only one of the family who attained the age of seventy. He is now in his eighty-first year and is hale and well after an active business life, in which he has been successful. He is a prominent member of the Society of Friends, and Speaker in the same. Politically is a Republican, but was formerly a Whig; he has been devoted to Prohibition principles for over forty years, and looks for the final triumph of the Prohibition party. Mrs. Sarah E. WILSON died September 23, 1878.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 482)

THOMAS WILSON, farmer, P. O. Millville, was born September 19, 1830, in Valley Township, Montour County. His father, john WILSON, was also born there and married Frances H., daughter of Jacob W. MOSS, whose wife was Sarah W. SIMPSON. To John WILSON and wife were born eleven children, nine of whom lived to be grown: Sarah (deceased), Thomas, John M., Susan W., Francis M., Elizabeth (deceased), Nancy, Robert M., Margaret, Mary L., Charles. The parents of Thomas died in Montour County, where they were born. Thomas remained on the home farm until he was twenty-seven years of age, at which time he married Mary EVES, daughter of John K. EVES. In 1857, the same spring of his marriage, he moved to the farm he now owns, which was a part of the John K. EVES farm. Mr. and Mrs. WILSON have four children; John F., married Arabella STATTON, has two daughters and resides in this township; Joseph M., residing in Iowa; Norris and Frances H., at home. Mr. WILSON owns two good farms. In politics he is a Republican.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 483)

A. PHILIP YOUNG, farmer, P. O. Millville, was born near Benton, Penn., November 17, 1835, the youngest of four children-that reached maturity-born to Abram and Ann (PETERMAN) YOUNG. Abram was a native of New Jersey, and, removing to Columbia County, Penn., located near Benton, where he engaged in farming until his death in 1872, at the age of eighty-seven. He was for more than thirty years a justice of the peace and took an active part pertaining to the improvement of the section in which he lived. He was not sectarian but inclined to the Baptist faith. Politically he was a Democrat. Mrs. YOUNG was born in Montgomery County, this State, of Revolutionary stock, and at this date, February, 1887, still lives with remarkable physical and mental powers, at the age of nearly ninety-six years. Of the four children that grew up, Mercey Ann, the eldest, became the wife of Mathias ROBERTS and died without issue; Aaron went to Illinois, Whiteside County, in 1851, married, engaged in farming and has several children; Sarah, married Eli McHENRY and resides near Benton. A. P. was reared to farming and on attaining his majority came to Millville to attend school at the Greenwood Seminary; engaged in teaching in the public schools, and finally in the seminary, taking an active part in teachers' institute, educational meetings and all measures to advance the standard of intelligence. He then made a trip south and west, returning in the fall of 1860, and a year later purchased the farm which he now owns, on which he has made many valuable improvements, raising the land from a run down barrenness to one of fertility. The title "Old Briar farm" does not now apply to it. He married in 1861, Rachel, daughter of Reuben WILSON, one of the prominent representatives of the Society of Friends in this place. To Mr. and Mrs. YOUNG were born four daughters: Alice, after graduating from the Bloomsburg Normal School and teaching two years, became the wife of Alfred H. POTTS of Parkesburg, Chester County, where she now resides; Ella, also a graduate of the same school; Emma and Mary. Mr. YOUNG takes great interest in improving the blooded stock of his neighborhood, and has a select herd of registered Jersey cattle. He is among the foremost men in the Grange organization, and has occupied the position of Deputy Master in his county for six years; has also been identified with the I. O. O. F.(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 483)

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