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HALE, Danford - Ackley Station p. o., Pine Grove twp (page xxxix, Brief Personals *)

Danford Hale was born in Brattleboro, Windham county, Vt., in 1833. He married Lurina Ames, and had two children — Charles, who was killed by a falling limb, and Cynthia, who was born in Pine Grove, but now deceased. The family came to Pine Grove on May 25, 1830. In 1847 Mr. Hale, after the death of his wife, Lurina, married Louisa Aiken, by whom he had four children, viz.: — Francis A. (who married Anna M. Adams), Florence A. (who married George McCoy), David J. (who married Hannah Cable), and Emerson J.. Danford Hale was a successful farmer, and at the time of his death was comfortably situated. His farm was among the best in the county, and consisted of 170 acres. It is now divided between his sons Francis and David, they having purchased the shares from the other heirs.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Danford's first wife, Lurina, died at age 24 years, 1 month, according to her gravestone in the Hale Cemetery where her husband was later buried with her. Their daughter Cynthia, who died when 15 years, 2 months, is also buried there as well as son Charles, who died in 1868, age 21 years, 7 months.]

 

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HALE, William - Ackley Station p. o., Pine Grove twp (page xxxix, Brief Personals *)

William Hale, a native of Vermont, was born at Brattleboro, in the year 1801, and immigrated to Warren county with his uncle in or about 1830, and settled in Pine Grove. He married Mehitable Thurber, who bore him eight children, viz.: —Joseph, Edward T., Mary Jane (who died at the age of nineteen years), Sarepta (who married Thomas C. Hunt), and the other four died in infancy. William Hale died on April 27, 1883, and Mehitable, his wife, died in 1879. Edward Thurber Hale married Eliza, a daughter of Lewis Jones, of Farmington, by whom he has had three children. His farm comprises 143 acres, lying but a short distance from Conewango Creek, and here Edward T. Hale resides, surrounded with comforts that during his well spent life he has fairly earned.

[Warren County coordinator's note: William, age 80, was living with son Edward, 50, and his wife Eliza, 47, and two of their children Mabel, 20, and William, 17, on the 1880 U.S. Federal census for Pine Grove twp, Warren county.]

 

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HALL, Chapin - Warren Borough (pages 659- 660 *)

Chapin Hall was born in Busti, Chautauqua county, N. Y., on the 12th day of July, 1816. His father, Samuel Hall, and his mother, a daughter of Samuel Davis, came from the Green Mountain State to Chautauqua county in 1814, and performed the arduous duties, suffered the privations and endured the hardships of pioneer life in a rough country. From them and their ancestors in Vermont Mr. Hall inherited great force and sturdy independence of character. Naturally the common schools which he attended in his early boyhood were not of a very high type, nor possessed of an advanced curriculum, but he made the most of these limited advantages, and attended for several terms the Jamestown Academy, then the leading educational institution in that part of the State. His school-boy days gave prophecy of the tireless energy and impatient determination to lead, which marked his character in more mature years. At the age of twenty-one he married Susan Bostwick, of Busti, remaining upon the farm where he was born for nearly four years. About the year 1841 he moved to Pine Grove, Warren county, Pa., where he engaged in the lumber and mercantile business for eight years, then going to Fond du Lac, Wis., afterwards returning to Ridgway, Warren county. In 1851 he moved with his family to Warren, and engaged in the banking business. Later in life he became interested in manufacturing, and at the time of his death was the leading partner in the extensive manufacturing firms of Hall, Hatt & Parker, of Newark, N. J., and of Hall & Eddy, of Louisville, Ky. He was also one of the owners of the Jamestown Worsted Mills, and was a large proprietor of real estate in Louisville, Ky., Fond du Lac, Wis., and other places.

Mr. Hall was a Republican in politics, and as would be expected of a man who was not born to compromise, he was a sturdy, though fair, partisan. He will long be remembered by politicians for the shrewdness and the executive power he displayed as the leader in the political revolution of Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1858. It was the year of the anti-Lecompton revolt, and Judge Gillis, a devoted Democrat and friend of Buchanan, was defeated for reelection to Congress by Chapin Hall. Judge Gillis had settled at Ridgway as the agent of the Philadelphia Ridgway estate, when there was not a road nor a settlement within fifty miles of that now pretty mountain village. He had been taken from there to New York to be tried for the murder of Morgan, of anti-Masonic fame. He had been in the House and Senate of Pennsylvania, and had been chosen to Congress in 1856, but the success of 1858, when the first Republican victory was achieved in the State, was too much for him, and the far-seeing wisdom of Chapin Hall was the instrument of his downfall. Mr. Hall served but one term in Congress, for he did not relish public life, and was too much involved in important business matters to devote his entire time to the public service. While in Congress, however, he discharged his duties with the fidelity, energy, and integrity which marked him in every transaction of his life.

Chapin Hall
Chapin Hall portrait
Portrait from History Of Warren County Pennsylvania

He was a man of unusually decided peculiarities of character, and it has been said that he was liable to strong prejudices. This was owing in a measure to his direct and positive nature. Sham, hypocrisy, indecision, or weakness of character he despised, and was at times unable to conceal his dislike for these traits. No man, however, made more ample reparation than he when convinced that he had been in the wrong, and no man ever manifested greater fidelity to friends, or was more willing to help them than he. In all his business relations he was the soul of integrity and justice, and he gave all his extensive interests his constant personal supervision, and familiarized himself with every detail. Though he held those in his employ to strict accountability for genuine hard work, he exacted no more than he was willing to render, and all the years of his life was noted for his great industry, and the amount of unremitting toil he was capable of performing. As a citizen he set an example worthy to be followed. His vast wealth, instead of being hoarded, was invested in active business, greatly benefiting various localities and employing hundreds of workmen, who were always paid good wages and received their just dues. He was also a generous man, exercising his liberality with wisdom and good sense. As a friend to young men engaging in business he was a powerful ally and a good adviser, and many men were placed on the road to financial prosperity through his instrumentality.

A short time before his death he purchased the old homestead of 600 acres, in Busti, Chautauqua county, N. Y., which he took great pride and pleasure in improving; but he had overworked and from the effects of this over-expenditure of physical strength, he died on the 12th of September, 1879, at the residence of his brother, John A. Hall, proprietor of the Jamestown Journal.

Chapin Hall married Susan, daughter of Alexander and Lucinda Bostwick, November 2, 1837, of Busti, N. Y. His wife is now living. They have one daughter, Rose E., now the wife of A. M. Kent, of Jamestown, N. Y. Mr. Kent was, at the time of Mr. Hall's death, one of the proprietors with him of the Corry pail factory, of Corry, Pa.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Chapin Hall, 1816-1879, was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y.]

 

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HALL, Galbraith A. I. - Sheffield (pages xxxix-xl, Brief Personals *)

Galbraith A. I. Hall, a son of Orris Hall, and one of the early settlers in Warren county, was born on July 11, 1841. He was married at the age of twenty-five years to Flora Bell (a daughter of William Bell, of Warren), who bore him six children, all of whom are living. They are Orris P., Belle E., Mary Ella, Josephine M., Galbraith A. I., jr., and Katie V.. In 1865 and 1866 Mr. Hall was in Alabama growing cotton, but this venture, although not a failure, was not particularly lucrative. After this he returned to Warren, and for two years remained there, after which he removed to Sheffield where he since resided. The tract of land owned by Orris Hall has recently been sold to the Pennsylvania Gas Company for a consideration of $82,500.

 

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HALL, Orris - Warren Borough (pages 649-650 *)

Orris Hall, who died on the 3d day of November, 1881, was born in Wardsboro, Vt., on the 22d day of September, 1804, and was the youngest of twelve children. He was the son of William and Abigail (Pease) Hall. He received a fair education in the place of his birth, and came to Warren in 1824, where he engaged in teaching. It did not take him long, however, to perceive that the greatest promises of wealth lay in the prosecution of the lumber business, and with the boldness of a thorough business man he at once embarked in that trade. In the mean time he had for a time engaged in the mercantile occupation. In all his enterprises he was eminently successful. It was said at the time of his death that he undoubtedly had the clearest business mind of any man in Warren county. He weighed chances shrewdly and carefully, and was therefore more uniformly successful in his ventures than most men. Although engaged in the lumber business through the most active of its periods, and having the care of many heavy investments, he was never at a loss for expedients to avert or destroy a difficulty. He never made money for the purpose of hoarding it, but rather for the purpose of investing it. A few years previous to his death he expended large amounts of money in brick stores and dwellings in Warren. His speculative mind was not content with one occupation. His investments reached into almost every possible field which promised a return. At one time he became an oil operator, and was thoroughly identified with the production of the same in various places. As he grew older he seemed to take more pleasure in improvements than formerly. In politics he displayed the same qualities that distinguished him in the business world. He was a Democrat, and worked without stint for the success of his party. He could usually predict with astonishing accuracy the outcome of a campaign, and seemed gifted with that prophetic knowlege of human motives, which can presage human conduct. He would have made a good lawyer, and though well informed upon business laws, seemed intuitively to understand the principles of law without the necessity of referring to professional attorneys or to books. This was a pre-eminent faculty of common sense. Although fitted to fill any position within the gift of the people, he naturally and persistently refused to hold office, because he could make more money in business than in politics, without the employment of dishonest methods, to which he would not resort. Not long before his death he was induced to accept the nomination for State senatorship against General Allen. He was ambitious to receive a flattering vote in his own county, which he did; but here his efforts stopped, as he did not wish to be elected, feared that he would be, and consequently did not go into Venango or Mercer counties, which then formed with Warren this senatorial district.

During the fifty-six years in which he was engaged in lumbering, Mr. Hall, who marketed his own lumber, never failed to make his annual trip to Louisville, and in the earlier part of his life would go as far as Vicksburg and Natchez; would stack his lumber at Cairo, let it season, and tow it on barges by steamboat to St. Louis, which was always a ready market before, the lumber was floated down the Mississippi. At times his business would take him down the river more than once during the year. He remained in active business longer than any of those who began with him.

His most honorable characteristic, however, was his love for his home and family. After the rivalries and resentments of the day were over, it was his delight to forget them in the repose and comfort of domestic life, in the company of his wife and children. In the outside world he was known as a man of strong attachments and equally strong resentments. Indeed, it is a property of human nature, that a good lover is also a good hater, that a man who loves his friends is capable of keeping his enemies at a distance. But no man was ever more fair in his treatment of those whom he disliked than Mr. Hall. He hated trickery, and whenever he came to the conclusion that he was being imposed upon, he stood firmly for his legal rights. This is a more noble trait than a pusillanimous submission to fraud. Finally, he was a believer in the divine truths of the Christian religion, and his faith sustained him in the last trying days of his life, and removed the fear of death.

On the 10th day of March, 1830, he married Eliza, daughter of Colonel Joseph Hackney, who became a resident of Warren in 1814. She was born near Meadville, in Crawford county, Pa., on the 9th of February, 1809. For many years her father occupied a substantial block house on the site of the First National Bank. Mrs. Hall was a faithful Christian and a working member of the Presbyterian Church. Her kindness of heart, her cheerfulness of disposition, her liberality to the poor, her many social qualities, and her other amiable traits of character had endeared her to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was the mother of a large family of children, of whom five sons and four daughters survive. Mrs. Hall died on the 15th day of March, 1885.

 

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HALLOCK, Almond D. - Garland p. o., Spring Creek twp (page xl, Brief Personals *)

A. D. Hallock was born in Herkimer county, N. Y., in 1844, and settled in Warren county in 1861. He married Sarah E. White, of Warren county, and to them have been born four children — Velta, Myra, Siles, and one child who died in infancy. Mr. Hallock is a carpenter by trade, but is now engaged in farming and owns and occupies a farm of sixty-three acres. He was a son of Jesse J., and Lovina (Van Buren) Hallock. Mrs. Hallock was born in Herkimer county, N. Y. They had a family of nine children born to them, five of whom are now living — Lucy J., Elizabeth Ann, A. D., J. L., and Alice L.

 

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HAMILTON, James C. - Sugar Grove twp (page xl, Brief Personals *)

James C. Hamilton was born in Sugar Grove in March, 1832, and married Lucy Pratt, a daughter of L. H., and Julia Pratt, in 1860. She died in December, 1864, leaving two children, only one of whom is now living—Edgar R.

James C. married his second wife, Eliza F. Younie, in April, 1870. They have had one daughter born to them — Margaret S.. Mr. Hamilton has been justice of the peace for fifteen years, and has been notary public since 1884, and has held most of the town offices. He was surveyor for twenty years. James C. was a son of John and Catherine (Brown) Hamilton. She was born in Belfast, Ireland, and John was a native of York county. They were married in Sugar Grove, in the first frame house that was ever erected in Warren county (still standing near the present residence of J. C. Hamilton), in 1815. They had a family of seven children born to them, four of whom are now living—John B., Mrs. A. C. Jackson, Mrs. Frazine, and James C.. Mr. John Hamilton came from Franklin and settled in Sugar Grove in 1827. He was sheriff of Venango county before the division, and afterward associate judge of Warren county.

[Warren County coordinator's note: James C. Hamilton's brother, John B. Hamilton, is listed below. More information about their parents is also included in John B.'s bio.]

 

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HAMILTON, John B. - Sugar Grove Twp (page xl, Brief Personals *)

Mr. Hamilton is a retired gentleman, and was born in Sugar Grove in 1827. He was a son of John and Catharine (Brown) Hamilton. John Hamilton was born in York, York county, in 1782, and his wife was born in Belfast, Ireland, March 13, 1789. They were married in Warren county in 1815. They had a family of seven children born to them, four of whom are living—Mrs. Jane D. Jackson, Mrs. Emeline C. Frazine, John B., and James C.. Two of the children died at an early age. John Hamilton died October 29, 1857, and his wife, Catherine, died September 27, 1862. John Hamilton settled in Sugar Grove in 1827. His wife came to Warren county about 1804 with her brothers, David, John, William, and James Brown. John Hamilton, sr., was sheriff of Venango county before the division; he was also side judge of Warren county and an early teacher.

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HANCHETT, Newton N. - Tidioute, Deerfield Twp (page xl, Brief Personals *)

Owner and proprietor of the Hanchett House in Tidioute, Newton was born in Erie county in 1843, son of Cyrus and Mary (Reed) Hanchett. Cyrus was born in New York State, and Mary in Erie county. They both died in Erie county in 1852, leaving a family of six children. Newton married Mary Bakley, of Crawford county, in 1864; they have one son — Frank. They settled in Tidioute in 1865, he for a time laboring for others, but finally engaging in oil speculations till 1874, when he embarked in the hotel business. In 1883 he purchased his present hotel, located on Main street, one block from the depot; it is the popular house of the borough.

 

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HANPIN, Charles - Dugall p. o., Pittsfield twp (page xl, Brief Personals *)

Charles Hanpin was married August 11, 1880, to Betsey Pier. They have had one child born to them — Herby D.. Betsey was a daughter of Calvin and Eliza (Hitchcock) Pier, who came from Harmony, N. Y., and settled here in 1861. They had a family of four children born to them — Ada, Emily Manerva, William, and Betsey. Charles Hanpin was a son of Daniel and Sarah (Cooper) Hanpin. Sarah was born in New York city, and her husband, Daniel, was born in England in 1827, and settled in Sugar Grove in 1832 with his parents, James and Catharine (Clark) Hanpin. Daniel and Sarah Hanpin had a family of two children born to them — Alzada and Charles. Sarah was a daughter of Nathan and Martha (Brooks) Cooper, who were born in England.

 

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HARMON, Hosea - Sugar Grove twp (pages xl-xli, Brief Personals *)

Hosea Harmon is a resident of Sugar Grove village, and was born in Rensselaer county, N. Y., at Sand Lake in 1818, and settled in Sugar Grove with his parents in 1830. His parents were Nason and Anna (Bennett) Harmon. They had a family of thirteen children born to them, three of whom are now living —John, Hosea, and Sarah (who is now the wife of Amasa Baker.) Nason died in 1855, and his wife, Anna, died in 1869. Hosea married Sally Johnson, who was born in Oneida county, N. Y., in 1827. They were married at Freehold in 1846, and have had two children born to them, one son who died at an early age, and Emma, who married J. P. Miller. Mr. Harmon was compelled to labor from early age to aid his parents. He worked on a farm for three years at the rate of three dollars per month, and at the age of nineteen and one half years he purchased his time for one hundred dollars of his father, and by his perseverance and frugal habits he has reached great wealth worthy of imitation.

 

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HARRINGTON, Murry W. - Sugar Grove twp (page xli, Brief Personals *)

Murry W. Harrington, the only furniture dealer and undertaker in Sugar Grove, was born in Jamestown, N. Y., in 1848, and settled in Sugar Grove in 1871, there engaging in the furniture manufacturing business under the firm name of Van Dusen & Harrington. In 1873 he purchased his partner's interest and has since conducted the general furniture and undertaking business. In 1869 he married Ida Pickard, of Salisbury, Vt., who was born in 1848. They have a family of three children — Lynn P., John F., and Lucina P.. Murry W. was a son of Horatio W. and Lucina L. (Deland) Harrington. They were born in Jamestown, N. Y. She died in 1850, leaving one son. By a second marriage Horatio W. had five children.

 

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HAZARD, David G. - Youngsville p. o., Brokenstraw Twp (page xli, Brief Personals *)

David G. Hazard was born in Washington county, N. Y., on June 27, 1810. He was a son of Sylvester and Ann Hazard, natives of Rhode Island, who settled in Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1814. David G. settled in Brokenstraw in 1837, as a carpenter and builder. He was married on August 15, 1843, to Drusilla Mead, who was born on October 31, 1820. David G. died on March 7, 1874. They had a family, of four children, three of whom are now living — Armitta A., Francilla A., and Cassius A.. Armitta A. was married in 1868 to Samuel R. Broughton. They have three children — Fannie T., Orrin, and Frank. Cassius A. was married in 1886 to Cora L. Sabin. Mrs. Drusilla Hazard was a daughter of William and Susannah (Davis) Mead. William was born in Northumberland county December 23, 1784, and died September 19,1852. He settled in Brokenstraw in 1806, where he lived and died. His wife was born in New Jersey March 1, 1784, and died October 28, 1865. William served in the War of 1812. Susannah was a daughter of Elijah and Desiah Davis, who settled in Warren county in the year 1801. Elijah served in the Revolutionary War. They had a family of nine children, of whom James Davis is now the only surviving one. He was born on October 2, 1804, and now resides at Youngsville. William and Susannah Mead had a family of six daughters and two sons, four of whom are now living — John, born November 1, 1808; Julia A., born December 7, 1813; Drusilla, October 31, 1820, and Susan, born February 27, 1823. Drusilla's grandparents were among the first settlers at Meadville, and the place took its name from them.

 

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HAZELTINE, Abner *

Abner Hazeltine, the first located lawyer in the county, came here in 1818, remained until 1825, then moved to Jamestown; but continued his practice in Warren until the infirmities of age compelled him to withdraw. He was a man of average ability, great industry, unpretentious, but a good lawyer and a man of sterling integrity; in moral character a model.

 

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HAZELTINE, David D. - Matthew's Run p. o., Sugar Grove twp (page xli, Brief Personals *)

David D. Hazeltine is a lumber manufacturer and farmer, and was born in Sugar Grove in 1853. He was married in June, 1881, to Emma F. Abbott, a daughter of Francis and Catherine Abbott. They have had two sons and one daughter born to them — Kate Naoma, Ivan A., and Francis H.. David D. was a son of Harden and Polly (Stilson) Hazeltine. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1811, and died in 1882. His wife, Polly, was born in 1811. They were married in 1835, and had a family of nine children born to them, six of whom are living — Pardon, Clinton, Susan, Abner, Almena, and David D.. Pardon and Clinton enlisted in Company F, 151st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served on nine month's call. Abner enlisted in 1863. Polly was a daughter of David and Mary (Burroughs) Stilson, who settled on Stilson Hill in 1814. They had a family of nine children, four of whom are now living — Harry H., David, Betsey, and Polly.

 

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HERTZEL, Andrew - Warren Borough (pages 652-655 *)

Andrew was born near Strasbourg, in Alsace, France, now Germany, on the 6th of January, 1829. His father, Christian Hertzel, a carpenter by trade, was born in Switzerland in 1788, and went to Alsace when a young man. In 1832 he left Europe, and in April of the following year reached Warren, Pa. He died in February, 1841. He was twice married, and had one son by his first wife, and five sons and a daughter by his second. The second wife, Marie, mother of the subject of this sketch, died in the fall of 1853. Of her six children, five are now living, as follows: Jacob, in Iowa, Philip, in Pleasant township, in this county, Martin, in Glade, Andrew, in Warren, and Mary, the wife of M. E. Stranger, of Downer's Grove, Ill.

Andrew Hertzel was but just past four years of age when he was brought by his parents to Warren county. His father settled in Warren borough, and for two years worked by the day at common labor. He then purchased fifty acres of timbered land in Pleasant, and in the pathless forest erected his little log hut. Andrew, being the youngest of the children, did not have much to do in clearing the farm at first, but at a very early age was utilized in various ways. His father, in two years, added fifty acres to his original purchase. He remained at home until 1845, when, at the age of seventeen years became to Warren, which has ever since been his home. Here he began to learn the blacksmith's trade under an agreement to work for three and a half years as an apprentice to S. J. Page, which contract he performed. He continued in Mr. Page's employment until April, 1852, when he purchased his employer's shop and tools, and became an independent artisan. He did not relinquish this business until 1872, at which time other investments which demanded his entire time, drew him from the anvil. As early as 1860 he was drawn by circumstances into the lumber trade, and two years later purchased timbered tracts in Limestone township. From 1866 to 1870 he devoted his sole time and attention to the development of this industry with success. He has not abandoned the business, but is still interested in the trade. He owns some timber in Forest county. He runs most of his lumber down the river in rafts to the various markets — Pittsburgh and below. In 1872 he became interested in the oil business in Clarion county. But when they developed the petroleum interest in Warren he transferred his interest to the county of his adoption. He is still connected with oil operations and has owned interests in twenty wells at one time. He owns a quarter interest in the Warren gristmill, which he acquired when it was rebuilt in the fall of 1881, and helped to rebuild the present structure. Mr. Hertzel has never been desirous of hoarding his money, but immediately upon acquiring it seeks some safe channel in which to set it in circulation. He has owned stock in the First National Bank of Warren ever since its incorporation, and has been a director of the Citizens' National Bank from the time of its organization.

A city full of rich misers might be a temptation to plunderers, but not to laborers, nor to men who look for enterprises in which they may safely invest their capital. Money does no good to the world while it is locked in chests or buried in the earth. It is the free circulation of wealth which at once marks and creates a prosperous community. Mr. Hertzel and men of his stamp have made Warren proverbial throughout the State for its enterprise and progressive energy. As an example of this praiseworthy public spirit, may be related briefly the circumstances attending the construction of the bridge over the Allegheny River to the township of Pleasant. In the winter of 1870-71 they, after suffering inconvenience about twenty years from having no bridge across this river at Warren, began to agitate the question of the feasibility of building such a structure. They at once communicated with a number of eminent civil engineers and bridge builders throughout the country, particularly with the Roeblings, and afterward with George W. Fischler, of Elmira. In the same winter they organized a stock company under the name of the Pleasant Bridge Company. Negotiations resulted in the hiring of Mr. Fischler, by the month, to build the bridge. It was crossed in November, 1871, but was not completed until the next year. The cost of construction and of subsequent repairs was about $45,000. Mr. Hertzel has ever since remained the president of the company, and may justly be proud of the monument to his public spirit and zeal.

In 1881 another company was formed under the name of the Allegheny Bridge Company, which built a bridge across the river two miles above Warren, and Mr. Hertzel was from the first a stockholder, and is now the treasurer of that company.

Andrew Hertzel
Andrew Hertzel portrait
Portrait from History Of Warren County Pennsylvania

In the upbuilding of the material prosperity of the town and its advancement in every way, Mr. Hertzel has undoubtedly done as much, at least in proportion to his means, as any man who ever lived in the county. In 1864, in company with two others, he built the Union block. In 1870 he and Mr. Nesmith erected the clothing store which now the joins the Union block on the east. He has also been interested in many other building operations. In 1867 he contributed more than any other two men toward the erection of the Lutheran Church, which was finished two years later. During the two years in which it was in process of construction he superintended the work, devoting much valuable time to the task. He was a member of the town council when the new town hall was built, and was made the superintendent of its construction. In literary and educational matters he has taken the same unselfish interest, and generously assisted the inauguration of the library society which preceded the Struthers Library. He also contributed one hundred dollars toward the purchase of the lot on which the Struthers library building now stands.

Politically, Mr. Hertzel was during the greater part of his life a Democrat, but for four years or more he has voted the Prohibition ticket, believing that the greatest evil in the country and world can never be eradicated until a powerful public sentiment will support proper legislation prohibiting it. In this Mr. Hertzel evinces that he has the courage of his convictions. He has never desired to hold public office, although he has accepted office where he conveniently could, for the reason that he holds it to be the duty of every honest citizen to bear his proportion of the public burden. He has held a seat in the town council many years, and has been burgess, school director, etc. He is a member of the Lutheran Evangelical Church, and for years has been a trustee of its affairs. He contributes also to the support of other churches. He is in addition a trustee of twelve years standing of the Lutheran College at Greeneville, Pa.

Andrew Hertzel married, November 30th, 1851, Mary, daughter of John Reig, of Warren. Mrs. Hertzel is also a native of Alsace. They have had a family of six children, five of whom are sons. Two children died in infancy. The eldest, Isabel, died in March, 1876, aged twenty-three years, then the wife of Frederick Morck. She left one child, Gertrude W. Morck, who now lives with her grandparents. The eldest son, Albert G. Hertzel, born in September, 1854, died in November, 1884, while holding the position of cashier of the Citizens' National Bank, leaving one child, Eda May; Freeman E., born September 29, 1865, and Roy Laird, born July 8, 1871.

 

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HERTZEL, William A. - Warren p. o., Mead Twp (page xlii, Brief Personals *)

William A. Hertzel is a farmer, and was born in Pleasant township August 7, 1853. He was a son of George and Emeline (Schuler) Hertzel, who were natives of Alsace, France, and early settlers in Pleasant township. Later they moved to Mead township, where they cleared and improved the farm which is now owned by Emeline Hertzel, and occupied by William A. and his brother Philip. His paternal grandparents were Christian and Saloma (Asher) Hertzel, who came to Warren in 1833, and settled in Pleasant township in 1835, on the farm now occupied by their son, Philip Hertzel. They had a family of six children—George, Jacob, Philip, Martin, Andrew, and Mary; of these, George had a family of five children — Sally, Emeline, George, Philip, and William. William A. Hertzel was married August 5, 1877, to Ella Gant, a daughter of John and Mahala (Morrison) Gant, of Mead township. They have had two children born to them, Harry and Cora.

 

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HIGHHOUSE, William - Warren p. o., Pleasant twp (page xlii, Brief Personals *)

William Highhouse, brick manufacturer and farmer, of the farm of Highhouse & Baker, was born in Saxon Germany, August 30, 1829, and settled in Pleasant township in 1870, and located on the farm he now occupies, most of which he cleared and improved himself; the same year he embarked in the manufacture of brick with his brother Ernest, which partnership existed up to 1885. In 1882 he started in his present kiln, and in January, 1886, E. N. Baker became associated with him, under the firm name of Highhouse & Baker, manufacturing a million or more of brick annually.

 

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HILL, Samuel - Garland p. o., Pittsfield twp (page xlii, Brief Personals *)

Samuel Hill, proprietor of the Johnson House, at Garland. He was born in Ireland in 1850, and was a son of David and Margaret (Moore) Hill, who were born and married in the north of Ireland, and emigrated to America, and settled in Upper Canada in 1861. They had a family of nine children born to them; three brothers came to Warren county; David came in 1865, Robert in 1866, and Samuel first settled in Crawford county, in 1868. They first engaged in the oil business. Robert became a lumber manufacturer, and is now a member of the firm of Andrews & Hill. David is now engaged in the hotel business in Canada. Samuel was married in 1876 to Caroline Lopez Johnson, widow of James Johnson. She had two daughters, Hattie (was married in 1881 to D. D. Horn), and Blanche. Samuel Hill is now engaged in the hotel and farming business.

 

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HINSDALE, Charles - Sugar Grove p. o., Farmington twp (pages xlii-xliii, Brief Personals *)

Charles Hinsdale is a farmer, and was born in Farmington September 25, 1841. He was a son of Harmon and Fanny (Hurd) Hinsdale, who were natives of Cayuga county, N. Y., who settled in what is now known as Farmington, in 1841, on the farm which is now occupied by his widow, in the center of the west part of the town, which his father cleared and improved, and on wliich he lived and died, his death occurring in 1885, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. He had a family of four children. Charles Hinsdale was reared in Farmington, where he has always resided. He settled on the farm which he now occupies in 1868, and on which he has made all the improvements. He was in the late War of the Rebellion, enlisting in 1863, in what was known as Baldwin's Company, and was on guard duty at Hamburg and Washington, and was honorably discharged, on account of disability, after seven months' service. He was married in 1864 to Eugenia, a daughter of William and Sally (Temming) Rowland, by whom he had a family of seven children, all of whom are now living.

 

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HODGES, Robert A. - Lander p. o., Farmington twp (page xliii, Brief Personals *)

Robert A. Hodges is a farmer, and was born in Oneida county, N. Y., June 30, 1829. He was a son of Abram and Esther (Kennedy) Hodges, who settled in Sugar Grove township in 1837, and lived and died there. They had a family of six children—Sally, Hazard, Dexter C., Polly, Abram, and Robert A.. The latter was married August 26, 1859, to Melvina Miles, a daughter of David and Polly (Smith) Miles, of Sugar Grove. Her father, David Miles, was the first white child born in Warren county. Mr. Hodges has had a family of eight children—Martha E., Elmer, Fred, William, Clyde, Charles, Mary, and Hattie. Mr. Hodges located in Farmington on the farm which he now owns and occupies in 1870.

 

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HODGES, William - Russellburg p. o.. Pine Grove twp (page xliii, Brief Personals *)

William Hodges came from Pittsburgh to Warren in the year 1814. He had with him a family, among them a son, John Bryant Hodges, who married Rachel Fountain. They had seven children, viz.: Walter, who died at the age of twenty-one years; William, and John A., married Phebe, daughter of John Akeley, of Russellburg; Eliza Jane, who married James Benson, of Randolph; Elizabeth, who became the wife of George S. Benson, also of Randolph; Rachel Maria, who married Frank Mabbett, and Maria, who married George A. Walkley, of Russellburg. William Hodges married Phoebe Akeley, daughter of Joseph Akeley, a pioneer, and had but one child, Martha E., who died during infancy. His wife died in July, 1882. Mr. Hodges then married Mattie Fry, of Oswego county, N. Y. John B. Hodges died June 2, 1880. His wife, Rachel, died November 12, 1876. For thirty years prior to 1875 William, son of John Bryant Hodges, was a blacksmith, and by frugality and industry acquired a comfortable fortune. Subsequent investments have increased this to goodly proportions. Mr. Hodges, although not a church member, is an earnest Christian. In political life he has chosen the Republican party, and has held town offices at various times. His grandfather William built the court-house at Warren about the year 1826.

 

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HOLMAN, John J. - Germany p. o., Elk twp (page xliii, Brief Personals *)

John J. Holman and Harriet, his wife, with their children, Harriet, Mary Ann, John, Thomas, George, Susan, William S., Benjamin F., and Henry C., came from Monroe county, N. Y., to Quaker Hill about 1845 or 1846. John J., the father, went to Oregon some two or three years later, and died there in 1865. John jr., Susan, and Thomas went to Illinois, where they now reside. Henry C. lived in Chautauqua county, N. Y. Benjamin F. died in the army. William S. Holman still resides in Elk, and is one of the substantial citizens of the township. He married Mary A. Jones, a daughter of Reuben Jones, by whom he had a family of four children. By occupation Mr. Holman is a farmer, and is an essentially self-made man. In the affairs of the town he has taken an active part, and is frequently called upon to hold town office. Mr. Holman is a firm Republican.

 

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HOLT, Peter - Cornplanter p. o., Elk twp (page xliii, Brief Personals *)

Peter Holt was born in Lancaster, England, April 2, 1811, and was one of the sons of William Holt, whose family settled on the Conewango in 1829. In 1833 Peter came to Elk to work on a mill, and there met Susan B. Howard, whom he married in 1834. His wife was an orphan child, who lived with the Pound family. The children of this marriage were Elizabeth (who was burned to death), Mary Jane, Manley D., William H., James B., Alva M., Peter C., Susan A., Albert O., Cora E., and one child that died unnamed. In 1850 Peter Holt built the mill on Cornplanter Run, which was recently burned. In the lumber woods he was a pioneer and has operated largely during the last half of the century, having owned nearly two thousand acres. Since 1864 he has turned his attention to farming. His residence is situated on the bank of the Allegheny opposite the reservation. At an early day Mr. Holt took an active part in the affairs of the town, but advancing years have compelled him to retire.

 

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HOLT, William - Glade p. o. Glade twp (pages xliii-xliv, Brief Personals *)

William Holt and Ann, husband and wife, Peter, David, Abel, Elizabeth, Hugh, Catherine, William, James B., and Ann, children, came from, Lancashire, England, to Glade soon after 1830. James B. now resides on a good farm on the Conewango, in Glade. He married Alice Fox, of Pine Grove, who bore him one child, Jennie B. Holt. James B. Holt is a substantial farmer, and has dealt some in the lumbering business. In politics he has favored the Democratic party, but is now a Prohibitionist. He is a member of the U. B. Church.

 

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HOPKINS, Andrew Joseph - Columbus, Columbus twp (page xliv, Brief Personals *)

Andrew Joseph Hopkins, a general merchant of Columbus, was born in Westford, Windham county. Conn., February 1, 1848. He was a son of James and Nancy E. (Parkhurst) Hopkins, who were married in Connecticut, and settled in Columbus in March 1850, where he became engaged in the business, that of blacksmithing. They now reside in Corry, and have had a family of six children born to the [sic] them—A. J., John T. (who was born in 1854, on the same day of the week, same day of the month, and the same hour of the day, and just six years from the day on which Andrew Joseph, his brother was born), Abbie A., Louisa, Hattie, and Carrie E.. James M. enlisted in Co. C, First Engineers, of New York State, under Colonel E. W. Sherrill, in September, 1861, and served until the close of the war. Joseph A. enlisted in the same company in 1864 and served to the close of the war. Andrew Joseph Hopkins was married in 1872 to Efifa J. Araidon, who was born in Erie county. She was a daughter of John and Charlotte (Curtis) Amidon. They have had three children born to them—Emma L., Mary A., and John D. Andrew J. has been school director and constable, and in early life he was a tarmer and butcher. He commenced blacksmithing in 1879 in Spring Creek, and m 1884 he settled in Columbus, and there also is engaged in the same business.

 

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HORN, Clinton - Spring Creek p. o., Spring Creek twp (page xliv, Brief Personals *)

Clinton Horn was born in Spring Creek, Warren county, in 1822, son of Daniel Horn, who was born in New Jersey in 1788, and died in 1879, and Mary Steele, who was born in 1798 and is dead. In 1842 Clinton married Jane Sample, of Columbus, Warren county. They have had one child—Estelle. He has a farm of 410 acres.

 

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HORN, Dorr D. - Garland p. o., Pittsfield twp (page xliv, Brief Personals *)

Dorr D. Horn was born in Spring Creek township in 1853. He was a son of Hiram and Mary (Watt) Horn. Hiram was born in Spring Creek in 1816, and his wife Mary was born in the same township in 1817. They were married in 1845, and had a family of three sons born to them—Othello D. (born in 1848), Ellery D. (born in 1851), and Dorr D. (born in 1853). Dorr D. was married in 1880 to Hattie Johnson. They have had one daughter—Grace (born May 10, 1884). Hattie was a daughter of James and Caroline Johnson. Dorr D. became a clerk for the firm of Andrews & Horn, and in 1873 he, with his brother, embarked in the manufacture of lumber, and is now doing business under the firm name of Horn Brothers.

 

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HORN, Ellery D. - Garland p. o., Pittsfield twp (pages xliv-xlv, Brief Personals *)

Ellery D. Horn was born in Spring Creek in 1851. He was a son of Hiram and Nancy (Watt) Horn, who were born and married in Spring Creek. Hiram was born in 1816, and died in March, 1880. Nancy, his wife, was born in 1817 and died in 1860. They were married in 1845, and had a family of three sons born to them—Othello D. (born in 1848), Ellery D. (born in 1851), and Dorr D. (born in 1853). Nancy was a daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Andrews) Watt. Her paternal grandfather was John Watt, who settled in Spring Creek in 1797, coming there from Lancaster. Hiram Horn settled in Garland in 1873. He had been successful as a farmer, lumberman, oil producer, and land operator, and in 1873 he became engaged in the mercantile business. He held many of the offices of the town. He was a son of Daniel and Mary (Steele) Horn, who came from the East and settled in Spring Creek in 1790 or 1795. Daniel Horn was sheriff of Warren county in 1825 and 1828. He was also an early school teacher, and became a large land owner. He was born in 1779, and died July 21, 1869. His wife Mary was born in 1791 and died in 1870. They had a family of eleven children born to them, seven of whom are now living—Sarah, Clinton, Irvin, Martha, Ellen, Mary Etta, and Stephen. Ellery Horn was married in 1876 to Flora White, a daughter of Albert T. and Jane White, of Pittsfield. They have had three children born to them—Mary E., Hiram Leo, and Dan Roy. Mr. Horn is a farmer, and general superintendent of the Horn Brothers' lumber- mill of Garland.

 

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HORN, Othello D. - Garland p. o., Pittsfield twp (page xlv, Brief Personals *)

Othello D. Horn was born at Spring Creek in 1848. He was a son of Hiram and Mary (Watt) Horn, who were born in Spring Creek. Hiram was born in 1816, and Mary, his wite, in 1817. They were married in 1845, and had a family of three sons born to them—Othello D. (born in 1848), Ellery D. (born in 1851), and Dorr D. (born in 1853). Hiram Horn died March 17, 1880, and his wife died in April, 1860, at the age of forty-three years. Hiram was an early oil producer and operator in oil lands and lumber, and became a partner in the mercantile business of H. Andrews &: Co. He was an active and enterprising business man, and was a son of Daniel and Mary (Steele) Horn, natives of Eastern Pennsylvania, who came among the very first settlers of Spring Creek, coming there about 1790. Daniel was an early teacher, and was also sheriff from 1825 to 1828, and was extensively engaged in the lumber business, leaving a large tract of land to his family. He was born in 1779, and died July 21, 1859; his wife, Mary Steele, was born in 1791 and died in 1870. They had a family of eleven children born to them, seven of whom are now living. Othello D. Horn was married in 1874 to Henrietta White, a daughter of William C. and Mary White. They have had one child born to them—Winifred. Mr. Horn embarked in the mercantile business in 1873, and is now also engaged in lumber manufacturing and shipping, and is a meinber of the firm of Horn Brothers in the lumber, saw and planing-mill business.

[Warren County coordinator's note: see Garland News for February 21, 1898, for a sweet note tying Winifred to cousin Grace Horn, daughter of Dorr Horn, above. ]

 

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HORNER, Thomas - Pittsfield, Pittsfield twp (page xliv, Brief Personals *)

Thomas Horner was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a son of Thomas and Mary (Barr) Horner, who emigrated to America in 1848, and settled at Painted Post, Steuben county, N. Y. They had a family of eight children —Mathew, Mary, John, Thomas, Willie, Jennie, James, and George. Thomas, jr., married Ann Elizebeth Pierce in September, 1866; they have one son. John M. Horner moved to Pittsfield in 1869, as foreman of E. W. Ross's planing-mill, and remained with E. W. Ross while he was in business there. He entered tlie employ of McGrew Bros, in 1882, as their superintendent, and is in their employ in that capacity at this date. McGrew Bros. are engaged in the lumber business in Pittsfield. Horner enlisted from Painted Post in Co. C, 107th N. Y. Vols., on July 9, 1862, and served with the regiment through the balance of the war, and was discharged at Elmira, N. Y., June 17, 1865, and was in all the battles the regiment was in, namely, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca, Dallas, Peach Tree Creek, sieges of Atlanta and Savannah, battles of Averysborough and Bentonville, carried a gun from the day the regiment received them until turned over at Elmira, he having been with the regiment every day from the time it went out until its return.

 

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HOSTERMAN, John F. - Shippensville p. o.. Elk twp (page xlv, Brief Personals *)

John F. Hosterman was born in Beaver township March 17, 1833, and was a son of David and Susanna (Reeser) Hosterman, who settled in Beaver township in 1829. His father was a tanner by trade, and was engaged in this in the pioneer days of Edenburg and Shippensville. He settled in Shippensville in 1835. He had a family of five children—Henry, Jacob, John F., Mary J., and David R. John F. is a carpenter and millwright by trade, and was married in 1872 to Mary M. Mahle, a daughter of Helwig and Frances (Ricenbrode) Mahle, of Washington township. John and Mary have had two children—Ulysses H. and Mary L.

 

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HOUGHTLING, W. H. - Bear Lake p. o., Freehold twp (page xlvi, Brief Personals *)

W. H.Houghtling, general hardware merchant, is one of the most enterprising business men in the county.

 

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HOUGHTON, Hiram T. - Sheffield p. o., Sheffield twp (page xlvi, Brief Personals *)

Hiram T. Houghton was born in Cayuga county, N. Y., in the year 1816. His father died when he (Hiram) was fourteen years old, leaving his mother a widow with six children, of which he was the oldest. At the age of twenty years, with the family of Thomas Farnsworth (his uncle), he settled in Cherry Grove, formerly a part of Sheffield, where he cleared a piece of land and built a house for his widowed mother, who came about one year after. He stayed until 1842, when he settled on the Tionesta Creek, m Sheffield township. He went to Van Buren county, Mich., in 1844, and remained there for three years, when he returned with his family to make a visit and sell his lands—between three and four hundred acres—of which he had acquired in earlier years. But not being able to dispose of them satisfactorily he has since lived in Sheffield. He served with credit in the late war for three years, in Company H, Tenth Regiment P. R. V. C. His first wife was Sally Ann Aber, by whom he had four children— Phebe I. (Mrs. John Farnsworth), William H., who served three years in the late war, in the same company with his father, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Fredericksburg, since died in Florida with yellow fever; Mary Ann (Mrs. Frank Collins), and Ann Eliza, who died at the age of eight years. For his second wife he married Jane Ann Farnsworth, who bore him three children—Ada A., married J. E. Barnes (son of Erastus Barnes), who died in Warren, Pa.; Marvil M. A., married Alonzo P. Barnes, and Asa J.. The last three reside in Sheffield. Hiram T. Houghton by occupation was a carpenter. Before the war he was a Democrat, but since he has affiliated with the Republican party.

 

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HOUGHWOT, Alexander - Lander p. o., Farmington twp (pages xlv-xlvi, Brief Personals *)

Alexander Houghwot is a farmer, and was born in Warren, August 27, 1822. He was a son of Daniel and Catherine (Stewart) Houghwot. His father was a native of Staten Island, N. Y., and was a carpenter and joiner by trade. He settled in Warren about 1812, where he worked at his trade for a number of years. In 1837 he located in Farmington, and there engaged in farming, where he resided to the time of his death. His wife was a daughter of James and Catherine (Hord) Stewart, pioneers of Sugar Grove township, and were of Irish descent. Daniel Houghwot had a family of ten children, who grew to maturity—Hannah, John H., Alexander, Catherine, Rosetta and Rosanna (twins), Jane, Isaac, Daniel, and James. Alexander Houghroot [sic] came to Farmington with his father. He was married in 1846 to Betsey Gregory, a daughter of Asa and Arena (Spencer) Gregory, of Farmington. They had a family of three children born to them—Hattie, Kufus [sic, should be Rufus] K., and Edgar P. Mr. Houghwot lived on the farm he now occupies for thirty years, a part of which he cleared and improved.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Rufus King Houghwot, born 1852, died in 1907 of TB and was buried in the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Sugar Grove township.]

 

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HOWARD, Ezra D., Columbus p. o., Columbus twp (page xlvi, Brief Personals *)

Ezra D. Howard, one of the early and prominent settlers of Columbus township, was born in Chenango county, N. V.. in 1811, and settled with his parents in Columbus in 1834, and died July 19, 1886. He was a son of P. C. and Betsey (Button) Howard. They had a family of four children, all of whom are now dead. Ezra D. Howard was married in March, 1834, to Emeline Vermilyea, who was born in Columbus, Chenango county, N. Y. They had a family of seven children born to them, two sons and five daughters—Stacy, who married Marilla Berry; Asa M., who married Elizabeth Faulkner; Betsey Angeline, married Henry E. Dodge; Angeline married Byron Benson; Celia; Harriet, married Thomas Welman; Alice married H. Mead. Emeline (Vermilyea) Howard was a daughter of Jesse and Betsey (Veil) Vermilyea.

 

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HOWARD, Henry B. - North Warren p. o., Conewango twp (page xlvi, Brief Personals *)

Henry B. Howard is a farmer, and was born in County Queens, Ireland, in 1809. He was a son of William and Ellen (Brearton) Howard. He was reared in Ireland, and in 1837 he immigrated to the United States, and located in Troy, N. Y., where he resided for seventeen years. He settled in Conewango in 1853, on the farm which he now owns and occupies, and which he had purchased in 1844, and has cleared and improved it himself, with the exception of two acres. He was married 1833 to Mary A. McLaughlin, a daughter of James and Eliza (Thompson) McLaughlin, of County Queens, Ireland. They have had a family of .seven children born to them—Margaret, James, Henry, William J., Eliza, John R., and Thomas. Of these children Henry and John were in the late War of the Rebellion. Henry served three years in Company H, Tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was honorably discharged, after which he re-enlisted in Company G, Two Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers as first lieutenant, September 3, 1864, and served to the close of the war. He was married on December 13, 1866, to Helen E. Waters, of Warren, Pa. John enlisted in Company G, Two Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, September 3, 1864, and was honorably discharged June 2, 1865. He died October 31, 1885, from disease contracted while in the service. William was married in December, 1864, to Louisa Hartsen, of Indiana.

 

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HOWARD, Lyman - Pine Grove twp (pages xlvi-xlvii, Brief Personals *)

Lyman Howard of Rome, Oneida county, N. Y., with his family came to Quaker Hill, Elk township, in the year 1830, and soon after moved to Pine Grove. The children of this family were Sally, Azariah, Lucy, Charles, Lyman M., Clarissa, and Harriet, all born before the family came to Pennsylvania, and Mariette, Hannah, and Sarah, who were born in Pine Grove. Sally married Warren Ellsworth; Azariah married Sarah Martin, and after her death Almira B. Myers; Lucy married John Gould; Clarissa married Rolland Martin; Harriet married John Smith; Mariette married John Delaney; Hannah married L. A. Roberts; and Sarah married Plum Smith. Azariah Howard is one of the most respected residents of Pine Grove. He is a substantial farmer, having 110 acres. He has had six children, viz.—Lorinda, Jane (now dead), Thomas M., Catherine E., David M., who married Lizzie Chapman, and Flora, who is now dead. Mr. Howard is a Republican in politics. He is not connected with any church society.

 

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HOWARD, William B. - Columbus, Columbus twp (page xlvii, Brief Personals *)

William B. Howard was born in Columbus, Chenango county, N. Y., in 1824. He was a son of Isaac and Charlotte (Bassett) Howard. Charlotte was born in Connecticut, and her husband, Isaac, was a native of Rhode Island. They were married at Chenango county, N. Y., in 1819, and emigrated to Columbus, Warren county, in 1827, and purchased the farm two miles east of the borough. Isaac, who was born in 1795, died in 1881, leaving his widow (who was born in 1800) and five children—Mary E., Howard D., William B., Ivory F., and Nancy M. William B. learned the carpenter's trade, and became a contract builder, and has erected many of the best buildings in this section. He retired from his profession in 1878, and became one of the founders of the Equitable Aid Union, which was organized March 22, 1879, at which time he was elected treasurer. It now has a membership of sixteen thousand. He was married in 1855 to Martha M. Raymond, who was born in Columbus. She died in 1881, leaving a family of two children—S. Belle and W. Bert. S. Belle married Howard Rowe, and died in 1884.

 

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HOWARD, William C. - Columbus, Columbus twp (page xlvii, Brief Personals *)

William C. Howard was born in Sherburne, Chenango county, N. Y., in 1811. He was a son of John G. and Sally (Whitford) Howard. John G. was born in Rhode Island in 1783, and his wife, Sally, was born in Otsego county, N. Y., in 1788. They were married June 14, 1804. Sally died in 1834, and her husband died on May 20, 1875. They had a family of five children, two of whom are now living—William C. and Huldah, now the widow of Mr. Johnson. They settled in Columbus in 1833. William C. Howard was married on June 22, 1837, to Miranda Marble, who was born in Columbus, Chenango county, N. Y., in March, 1819. They had a family of eight children born to them—Jane L., Mary L.. Helen M., S. Jannette, Albert M., Harriett M., John Dewitt, Frank O. Jane married J. D. Babbitt, and died leaving one son, J. D. Babbitt, jr. Dewitt is also deceased. Mr. William C. Howard has held several offices of the town, and is known as "major" throughout the county. He was an early blacksmith and gunsmith, and in 1850 he became the station and ticket agent tor the P. & E. Railroad, and was also agent for the American Express Company. He is now the stock shipping agent at Columbus station for the P. & E. Railroad.

 

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HULL, John - Youngsville p. o., Brokenstraw twp (page xlvii, Brief Personals *)

John Hull was born at Camillus, Onondaga county, N. Y., in 1807. He was a son of Chester and Sally (Comstock) Hull. She was born in Massachusetts and her husband Chester was born in Connecticut. They settled in Brokenstraw township in 1819, where they died. They had a family of eight children, five of wliom are now living. Chester Hull was a soldier and served in the War of 1812, and one of his sons was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion. Chester Hull was a stone and brick mason and builder and contractor. John Hull was married June 9, 1831, to Eliza Mead, who was born in 1812. They have a family of four children — Sarah, born in 1832; Elvira E., born in 1834; Nelson W., born in 1841; Flora A., born in 1849. John Hull has been burgess several terms, councilman for several years, a school director, and a lieutenant and captain for several years in the independent company of his town. He retired from active business life in 1880. Eliza Hull was a daughter of John and Sarah (Huffman) Mead. She was born at Susquehanna, and her husband John at Meadville. They had a family of thirteen children, eleven of whom are now living and ten now reside in Warren county.

 

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HUMPHREY, Reuben - Columbus, Columbus twp (pages xlvii-xlviii, Brief Personals *)

Reuben Humphrey was born in Oxford, Chenango county, N. Y., in 1812. He was a son of Ebenezer and Polly (Simons) Humphrey, who settled in Attica, Wayne county, N. Y., in 1813. Polly died in 1813, leaving a family of seven children— Hiram, died 1886; Cyrus, died 1886; Annis, and Reuben are now living. Ebenezer then married for his second wife Mrs. Folsom. They had two daughters born to them. Reuben settled in Columbus township in 1829. He was married in 1837 to Mrs. Rebecca (St. John) Vermilyea, who was born in Genesee county, N. Y., in 1810. They have had a family of four children born to them—George A. (born in 1843), Family A. (born in 1848), Elva A. (born in 1850), and Edgar A. (born in September, 1853). (George A. enlisted in Company F, Ninth New York Volunteers, under Colonel Beardsley, in 1861, and died at the hospital at Washington in 1862. Elva married Cyrus Shippee, and Edgar is a natural genius. He erected his dwelling where his parents now reside, and which is a model house. Mrs. Rebecca had by her first husband, four children, only one of whom is now living—Mrs. Mary Jackman. Rebecca was a daughter of Nathan and Martha (Eads) St. John, who settled in Columbus in 1815 or '16. Nathan was a Revolutionary soldier and a pensioner.

 

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HUMPHREY, Winfield S. - Columbus, Columbus twp (page xlviii, Brief Personals *)

Winfield S. Humphrey was born in Columbus, Warren county, May 23, 1861. He was a son of Horatio E. and Caroline S. (Manwarring) Humphrey. Caroline was born in Genesee county, N. Y., January 19, 1825, and Horatio E. was born in Allegany county, N. Y. April 29, 1824. They were married on November 15, 1845, and had a family of two sons and three daughters born to them, three of whom are now living—Susan, Flora A., and Winfield S. One son, Hiram S.,died July 17, 1875. aged twenty-eight years. Horatio E. Humphrey was a son of Hiram and Betsey L. (Hills) Humphrey. Hiram was born in Oneida county, N. Y., in 1802, and his wife Betsey was born in Montgomery county, N. Y., in 1802. They were married on April 1, 1825. Betsey died April 9, 1859, and Hiram died June 6, 1886. Mr. Hiram Humphrey was a son of Ebenezer and Polly (Simons) Humphrey, who settled in Attica, N. Y., where Polly died in 1814. leaving a family of seven children. Ebenezer married for his second wife, Mrs. Folsom, widow of Oscar Folsom. Winfield S. Humphrey was married September 5, 1886, to Tacie M. Allen, of Chautauqua county, N. Y.

 

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HUNTER, Gates M. - Enterprise p. o.. Southwest twp (page xlviii, Brief Personals *)

Gates M. Hunter was born in Limestone in 1832, and was married in 1854 to Sarah Merritt (a sister of Judge Merritt), who was born in Chautauqua county, N. Y. They have had a family of nine children born to them—Asa M., Delbert O., Francis M., Effie, Addie, Lincoln, Ulysses, Melissa, Merilla, and Harry Gates. Gates M. Hunter was a son of Robert, jr., and Lovisa (Manross) Hunter. Robert was born in Warren county, and died in 1845. His wife Lovisa was born in Vermont and died in 1872. They had a family of eleven children born to them, six of whom are now living—H. Jared, G. M., Esther, Elizabeth Candace, and Wilson. Robert, jr. was a son of Robert, sr., and Betsey Hunter, and was born in County Cork, Ireland. They settled in Southwest about 1795, and were one of the first families to settle there. They had a family of ten children born to them. Gates M. Hunter now owns and occupies the old homestead which was deeded in 1832 to his father, but which was purchased from the Holland Land Company years previous by his grandfather on contract.

 

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HUNTER, Jahu - Tidioute p. o., Deerfield Twp (pages xli-xlii, Brief Personals *)

Jahu Hunter   Jahu Hunter was born in Limestone township, Warren county, in 1830. He was a son of Matthew and Sarah (Magill) Hunter, who was born in Warren county. Their parents came from eastern Pennsylvania, and settled here about 1800. They had a family of ten children, five of whom are now living, Jahu and four sisters. His parents died on the homestead farm. Jahu married Margaret R. Magee, of Limestone township, January 1, 1860 — a daughter of Alexander G. and Nancy (Smith) Magee. They had two children — Livingston L. and Leila L.. Leila L. died in 1883, aged eleven years. Jahu was reared on his father's farm in Limestone township, and was engaged in making and marketing pine timber from 1850 to 1857; then came to Tidioute and engaged in the mercantile business until 1860. He then disposed of his mercantile business and entered into the business of producing crude petroleum; also the manufacturing and shipping of sawed lumber. He again became engaged in the mercantile business in 1868, under the firm name of Mabie & Hunter, and continued a successful business until 1882, when he disposed of his interest to his partner, W. H. H. Mabie. He was one of the original stockholders of the Tidioute Savings Bank. He was also one of the charter members of the Tidioute and Economy Bridge Company, that built the fine wire suspension bridge spanning the Allegheny River at Tidioute in 1873. He owns some stock in the Tidioute Chair Factory. He is interested in the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company. He is also a member of the firm of Hunter & Cumings, who have been engaged in producing crude petroleum since 1873. He built him a very pleasant home in Tidioute, on the corner of Main and Walnut streets in 1876, where he now resides.

 

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HUNTER, Livingston Legrand - Tidioute, Deerfield twp

Son of Jahu Hunter, born 1861. He died April 20, 1902, at Ogdens Landing, Kentucky.

Livingston L. Hunter

Excerpt from The Evening Democrat, dated December 18, 1893, page 4, under Brevities:

L. L. Hunter, of Tidioute, has sold and shipped during the year of '93 over 3,000,000 feet of sawed lumber, principally hemlock.

 

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HUNTER, O. H. - Warren Borough (pages 646-647 *)

The subject of the present sketch was born March 28,1823. He is of Irish descent. His great-grandfather, Archibald Hunter, emigrated from Ireland in 1727 to New York, where he married Miss Constable, by whom James Hunter was born October 1, 1744. In time he removed to Sullivan county, and married Francis Gallation, September 12, 1782, by whom Peter Hunter was born, September 13, 1794. On the 14th of May, 1818, he married Lucinda A. Dimmick, to whom was born the subject of this sketch. O. H. Hunter was reared on a farm in Steuben county, N. Y., until he was eighteen years of age, when he went to Bath in that county to act as clerk in a dry goods house. This position he resigned in 1845, when he came to Warren and formed a partnership with H. T. Baker, for the purchase and sale of dry goods. Warren at that time had a population of about 700, and merchandise had to be shipped to Warren from New York by way of canal to Buffalo, thence by lake to Dunkirk, from which place it was taken by teams. The transportation consumed three weeks of time.

Oliver Henry Hunter
Oliver Henry Hunter portrait
Portrait from History Of Warren County Pennsylvania

O. H. Hunter married, January 6, 1848, Betsey J. King, sister of Judge King. By her he had four children, his eldest son, Henry P. Hunter, being now associated in business with him. His wife dying in 1862, he again married, his second wife being Lucy B., daughter of O. Mathews, of Panama, N. Y., and sister of the late Major Mathews, of the One Hundred and Twelfth Regiment of New York Volunteers. Mr. Hunter has never sought political honors; has been one of the directors of the Warren Saving Bank from its organization. But as a dry goods merchant he has attended faithfully to his calling, and has as such filled a large place, for more than forty-one years, in the local history of Warren. He is now the oldest dry goods merchant—the longest in the trade—in northwestern Pennsylvania.

[Warren County coordinator's note: Warren newspapers were full of information about the Oliver Henry Hunter family.

A mention in the Wednesday, June 21, 1893 edition of The Evening Democrat, page 4, under Personal Mention:

O. H. Hunter left this morning for New York. He will join his wife at Binghampton and attend the commencement of the Binghampton high school to-morrow, in which his son Percy graduates.

An unusual baby announcement from The Evening Democrat, dated November 26,1894, page 4, under Brevities:

--A new member has been taken into the firm of O. H. Hunter & Son, the dry goods merchants. He has been boarding since this morning at the home of Mr. H. P. Hunter, the junior member of the firm, but as he only weighs 10 lbs, and is rather young to assume any of the responsibilities of the business, he has not been down to the store yet. That's why Henry looked so happy this morning.

On a more somber note, this funeral announcement dated May 21,1895, on page 4 of The Evening Democrat, under the heading Brevities:

--The funeral of the late Mrs. O. H. Hunter, will take place from the house at 2 p.m. to-morrow. Rev. J. W. Smith will officiate. We were in error yesterday in stating that Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Episcopal church. We should have said the Presbyterian church.

In the July 10, 1895, edition of The Evening Democrat, under the heading Want Column:

FOR RENT--The house lately occupied by O. H. Hunter. Inquire at 209 Market street.

And another revealing tidbit from the same paper, dated August 31, 1895, a Saturday, on page 4, under Personal Mention:

Miss Lillie Osborn, who has been spending the past month with her grand-father O. H. Hunter, and uncle H. P. Hunter, returned home to Erie Friday evening.

In the Saturday, October 12, 1895, edition of The Evening Democrat, page 4 under Personal Mention:

Mrs. E. Bowie, of Corry, who has been the guest of her father, O. H. Hunter, returned home this afternoon.

From the Thursday, January 20, 1898, edition of The Evening Democrat, page 4 under Personal Mention:

Mr. Hunter, of Warren, arrived this afternoon and is the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Bowie.--Corry Flyer.

But in the Tuesday, January 25th edition of The Evening Democrat is a clarification:

Mr. O. H. Hunter has gone to Corry to reside with his daughter.

Further down the same Personal Mention column:

H. P. Hunter will leave this evening for New York and remain about ten days.

From The Evening Democrat dated February 21, 1898, page 4 under Brevities:

--The formal opening of Hunter & Sons new dry goods store on Saturday was a grand success. The store is a model one in every particular and the countless bargains in brand new goods are simply irresistible, which accounts for the immense business reported by the firm. The store is one of the finest in Warren.

O. H. Hunter died March 7, 1899, at age 75 years, 11 months, 10 days. Read his brief obituary in The Evening Democrat. His death was officially recorded May 20, 1899, in Book 1, page 51 in the Warren Courthouse.

January 9, 1908 edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 2, under Personals:

Henry P. Hunter departed today for Colorado Springs, Solorado, where he will visit his son, Henry Hunter, Jr., who has been in the west for some time for his health.

Henry P. Hunter sold his interest in the family business and retired in May of 1908...read the article in the Warren Evening Mirror.

End of Warren County coordinator's lengthy note on the Oliver Henry Hunter family.]

 

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HUTCHINSON, Timothy O. - Conewango twp (page xlviii, Brief Personals *)

Timothy O. Hutchinson is a farmer of North Warren, was born in Tunbridge, Vt., on March 3, 1823, and was a son of Timothy Hutchinson, sr.. Timothy O. was reared in Orange and Windsor counties, Vt. He is a blacksmith by trade and located in Warren county in 1839, and resided there and at Sheffield for eight years, after which he went to reside at Ridgcway, Elk county, where he resided for nearly three years, when he returned to Warren, where he worked at his trade up to 1877, when he became engaged in farming in Conewango, on the farm which he now occupies. He has been married twice. His first wife was Cleopatra V. Brown, to whom he was married in 1848. She was a daughter of John Brown, a pioneer of Sheffield. They had a family of seven children, two of whom are now living—Delwin O. and Mary. His second wife was Mrs. Marian Squires, of Conewango, to whom he whom he was married in 1883.

 

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* Source: History Of Warren County Pennsylvania with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, edited by J.S. Schenck, assisted by W.S. Rann; Syracuse, N.Y.; D Mason & Co., Publishers; 1887.

 


 

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