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MABIE, W. H. H. - Tidioute Borough, Deerfield twp (page lix, Brief Personals *)
The ancestor of the Mabie family was a native of Holland, who enlisted on a privateer which came on the coast of America, and took a Spanish prize near New York. A son, Abraham, married a French lady at New Rochelle, N. Y., a member of a Huguenot family. From them descended a son, Abraham, born in 1727, and from him descended three sons, Abraham (grandfather of W. H. H. Mabie, subject of this sketch), Joshua and Samuel Mabie. The two latter settled on a farm near Hinckley Pond, town of Patterson, Putnam county, N. Y. Abraham settled on a farm in the town of South East, same county. From Joshua descended Sylvester Mabie, who was president of the Putnam County National Bank, a position he held for many years and at the time of his death in 1885. Also, Jeremiah and Edmund, who were prominent owners of a traveling menagerie, who, after accumulating a fortune, settled in Delevan, Wis, dying in 1869. Sylvester Mabie had a son, Henry, who represented his county, Putnam, in the Legislature of New York for 1885-6. From Abraham Mabie (brother of Joshua and Samuel), descended Samuel Mabie, father of W. H. H. Mabie, the subject of this sketch. The latter came to Tidioute in 1865, engaging as salesman in a store. In 1868 he formed a partnership with Jahu Hunter, which continued for fourteen years, and was widely known as one of the leading and most successful firms in the county in their line. In 1882, Mr. Hunter's son, L. L. Hunter, became partner. In 1884 Mr. Mabie purchased the Hunter half of the mercantile, timber, and saw-mill interests at Cobham, on the Allegheny River, five miles from Tidioute, where a large steam circular saw-mill is operated, the product of which goes to various New England points, New York, and Brooklyn, as well as Pittsburgh and down river points, and ranking among the first lumber concerns of that section. Mr. Mabie was married in 1868, to Nannie A. Magee, a native of Pennsylvania. They have two children — a son, Clarance A., and a daughter, Grace E. The brothers and sisters of W. H. H. Mabie, now reside at Danbury, Conn., to which place they removed in 1866.
[Warren County coordinator's note: Full name: William Henry Harrison Mabie. On the 1870 census for Tidioute, Wm. Mabie, 29, is recorded as a merchant, with real estate valued at $3,500 and personal estate of $4,500. His wife Nannie, 25, had a 20 year old servant in her employ. Ten years later, on the 1880 census for Tidioute, Wm., 37 is listed as a dry goods merchant. His household on Main Street then consisted of wife Nancy A., 33, son Clarence A., 6, daughter Grace E., 3, and a 59 year old servant Ruth Davis. However, on the 1900 census taken in June, this family was living in Roaring Creek District, Randolph County, West Virginia. Wm., 56, was now a lumberman. Accompanying him to WV was his wife of 30 years, son Clarence, manager of a lumber works, and 21 year old daughter Grace. On October 11, 1900, Clarence died at Elkino, WV; cause of death was a 2 week duration of "lung trouble." He was 26 years, 8 months, and 7 days old. He was interred in the Tidioute Cemetery on October 14. In 1901. Grace Mabie married "A. Spates Bradly" which should read A. Spates Brady, in Warren County, PA (as recorded in Marriages Book 4, 1901-1903). On the 1910 census, Wm. and wife Nancy are still living in the same location in WV. He was a contractor for lumber wood. William Henry Harrison Mabie died in 1918, wife Nancy in 1923; both were buried in the Tidioute Cemetery. Their daughter Grace (Mabie) Brady had a son on December 27, 1904, in West Virginia, named Alfred Spates Brady, Jr., after the father. He became a physician and later died at age 59 on Feb 3, 1964, in Charleston, Kanawha Co, West Virginia; buried February 8th in Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia. Grace (Mabie) Brady died 15 Jul 1918 in Randolph, West Virginia at age 42 years 10 days. Her husband Alfred Spates Brady, Sr. died 18 May 1947, age 70 years 7 months 10 days, in Mineral, West Virginia. Certainly more information on this family, but I'm out of time today!]
MAHAN, James - Lander p. o., Farmington twp (pages lix-lx, Brief Personals *)
James Mahan is a farmer, and was born in Pine Grove township, December 22, 1823. He was a son of John and Mercy (Burget) Mahan. His father was a native of Ireland, and started for this country with his parents, when but a small child, and landed at Philadelphia. His parents died in Philadelphia with yellow fever in 1789, and he was brought by an uncle to Deer's Eddy, below Brokenstraw, where he lived with an aunt, and experienced many hardships. He was a soldier in the the War of 1812, and settled in Pine Grove in 1823, and in 1825 settled in what is now Farmington, on the farm which is now occupied by James Mahan and his brother, David, which he cleared and improved himself, and upon which he lived and died. His death occurred on May 27, 1882, at the age of eighty-six years. He had a family of five children who grew to maturity—James, David, William, Peter, and Harrison, all of whom live with their families in Farmington. James Mahan occupies a part of the original homestead. He was married in 1847, to Catherine Brooks, a daughter of Ephraim and Hannah (Elder) Brooks, of Chenango county, N. Y. They have had two children born to them — Willard P. and Cora, (now Mrs. Dr. H. H. Cowles). His maternal grandfather was Garrett Burget, a son of Peter Burget, both of whom settled in what is now Farmington, in 1815.
[Warren County coordinator's note: The surname BURGET, see also BURGETT. Read James Mahan's obituary.]
MANDAVILL, Amicy R. - Garland p. o., Pittsfield twp (page lx, Brief Personals *)
Mr. Amicy Mandavill was born in Brokenstraw township, in 1828. He was married in 1853, to Eunice McCray, of Garland, Warren county. They had a family of three children born to them —Loren, Lincoln, and Lewis. Amicy R. has been road commissioner, and is now acting justice of the peace. He was an early lumberman and farmer, and now owns three hundred acres, although he has retired from active life. He was a son of Francis and Catherine (Vosburgh) Mandavill, who were natives of Columbia county, N. Y., and settled in Warren county. They had a family of six children born to them, four of whom are now living—Mrs. Jane V. Andrews, Mrs. Rachel Barlow, Joshua, and Amicy R..
[Warren County coordinator's note: How did Amicy and Eunice meet? Francis "Mandeville," wife Catherine, and 3 children (including "Amasa") were listed on the 1850 census for Pittsfield Township, Warren County, next to John and Mary McCray, eldest daughter Eunice and 8 other children. Amasa was 22 and a farmer, while Eunice was 17.]
Eunice died in 1906 and Amasa Mandaville died in 1912;
both were buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Garland.
|Photograph courtesy of Dennis R. Davis|
Their son Loren died just 4 years later and was also buried in the same cemetery.
Son Lincoln died in 1934. He was buried in the Garland Methodist Cemetery.
MANDAVILLE, G. F. - Garland p. o., Spring Creek twp (page lx, Brief Personals *)
Mr. Mandaville was born in 1835. His wife was Catherine E. Stuart, of Warren county, who was born in 1841. They have had a family of three children born to them —James L., Kitty, and Eda. His father, John S. Mandaville, was born in New York in 1810, and settled in Warren county in 1830. His wife was Rebecca Keenan, of Westmoreland county, where she was born in 1800. John S. died in 1877, and his wife died in 1876. They had a family of Gifford, Gilbert D., Catherine, and Caroline. G. F. Mandaville is engaged in lumbering and farming, and now owns a farm of 112 acres. He enlisted in the Fourteeth Pa. cavalry, and served in the late war.
[Warren County coordinator's note: Gifford Francis Mandaville died in 1900 and is buried in the Garland Methodist Cemetery.]
MARSH, Grant - Ackley Station p. o., Pine Grove twp (pages lxv-Ixvi, Brief Personals *)
Grant Marsh was born at Granville, Washington county, N. Y., December 8, 1796. He came to Russellburg in the fall of 1822, two years later than his brother John. On October 31, 1830, Grant married Catherine Martin, a daughter of one of the earliest pioneers of the town. The children of Grant and Catherine Marsh were John, born July 26, 1831, died August 30, 1866; Benjamin, born June 21, 1833; James, born December 25, 1835, scalded and died April 13, 1837; James Grant, born February 5, 1838, and died June 3, 1879; Walter W., born December 14, 1839, now resides on the old home farm; Phebe Ann, born February 17, 1842, married Russel Marsh, of Dakota; Martin L., born February 27, 1844, now a resident of Dakota; and Martha, born February 12, 1846, married Luther Forbush. Catherine Marsh, wife of Grant Marsh, was born September 13, 1808, and died December 29, 1847. Grant Marsh died September 27, 1876. After the death of his first wife in 1847, Grant Marsh married Cornelia Loucks, by whom he had a child who died unnamed, Emily, born November 25, 1857, George W., born May 5, 1859, died from an accident October 18, 1883.
MARSH, William L. - Kinzua p. o., Elk twp (pages lx-lxi, Brief Personals *)
One of the leading men of the town is William L. Marsh, Kinzua p. o., Elk. Mr. Marsh was born in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., at Little Valley, March 29, 1826. He is a farmer, and was born and raised on a farm. In 1848 he came to Corydon, where, in 1852, he married Mary Whitcomb, by whom he had a family of ten children. About twenty years ago he moved to Kinzua township, about a mile north of the village, on a farm of about two hundred acres. Mr. Marsh is comfortably well possessed of this world's goods, and in the fullness of his age enjoys the fruits of his toil in early life. He takes no special interest in political affairs, but was a Whig with that party and followed it when it merged into the Republican party of later days.
MARSH, William S. - Lander p. o., Farmington twp (page lx, Brief Personals *)
|Mr. Marsh is a farmer, and was born in Farmington, July 9, 1826. He was a son of Joseph and Ruth (Sheldon) Marsh. His paternal grandparents were John and Phebe (Allen) Marsh, natives of New Jersey, who settled in what is now Farmington in 1800, and cleared and improved a farm which is now owned by A. P. Wright and P. W. Brown. They were married in Rahway, N. J., in 1790, in Quaker form, their marriage certificate, containing the names of fifty-two witnesses, being now in the possession of William S. Marsh, They had a family of five children—Phebe, Joseph, Sally, Nancy, and Miriam. John Marsh, in 1803, taught the first school in Warren county, and in 1805, with his brother Hugh, who settled in Farmington in 1798, built the first school-house in the county, near the site of the present one in Marshtown. Joseph Marsh, only son of John, was a farmer. He was twice married. His first wife was Ruth, a daughter of William and Parthenia (Sherman) Sheldon, by whom he had a family of ten children—Parthena, Phebe S., Miriam L., William S., Nancy P., John A., Phebe A., Joseph L., Rachel J., and Edwin S. His second wife was Betsey (Kelsey) Trask, by whom he had three children—Martha J., Joseph A., and Betsey A.. William settled on the farm which he now owns and occupies in 1850, which he cleared and improved. He was married in 1850 to Rosaville, a daughter of Hiram and Clarissa (Barrett) Knapp, of Erie county, N. Y. They have had a family of four children—W. Ed., Joseph S., Frederick S., and Carrie A.. Mr. Marsh is a Republican, and has held the office of justice of the peace for four terms.|
|Portrait from History Of Warren County Pennsylvania|
MARTIN, James M. - Sugar Grove p. o., Sugar Grove twp (page lxi, Brief Personals *)
James M. Martin was born in Sugar Grove in 1840. He was a son of Christopher and Ann (Mcintosh) Martin. Christopher was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1801; his wife was born in Scotland in 1803, and they were married in 1830 at the old Faulkner House in Sugar Grove. He came from Ireland to Greene county, N. Y., in 1827, and went thence to Sugar Grove in 1830. Their children were George D., Annis C, Ann Elizabeth, and James M. The latter married Florence Pratt in 1872; she was a daughter of L. H. and Julia Pratt. They have three children—Lucy, Anna, and Mary. Mr. Martin was appointed postmaster in 1885; has been assessor for four terms, and an officer of Freehold Mutual Insurance Company. He now owns the old homestead farm of 140 acres, purchased in 1831.
MATHIS, Mary (SMITH) - Warren p. o., Glade twp (pages lviii-lix, Brief Personals *)
Mary (Smith) Mathis, and her children, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Stephen, came to Warren county in 1854 and located on the Tionesta. George, another child, came a year early. Mary, the mother, died in 1855. Joseph married Catherine Mack, a daughter of John Mack, by whom he had a family of six children— John, Mary Lena, Joseph, jr., Lydia S., Fred G., and Katy F. Mathis. The family reside in the north part of Glade on a well-cultivated farm of eighty-six acres. Stephen Mathis married Caroline Eberhart, by whom he had a family of five children. Joseph was born in 1828, and Stephen in 1830.
MATTISON, Oren D. - Matthew's Run p. o.. Sugar Grove twp (page lxvi, Brief Personals *)
Oren D. Mattison was born in Washington county, N. Y., in 1833, and is a son of Christopher L. and Anna Allen Mattison. He was born in 1802, and died in 1867; she was born in 1805, and died in 1869. They were married in Washington connty, N. Y., and with a family of five children settled in Chautauqua county in 1837, and in 1843 settled in Sugar Grove township, where they died. They had a family of eleven children, but four of whom survive, as follows Thomas T., Oren D., Corneha, and Sarah. Oren D. enlisted in Company G, Two Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, in 1864, and served to the close of the war. Edwin enlisted under the nine months call, and was wounded at Gettysburg. Chistopher was a graduated physician, but chose farming later in life. O. D. Mattison married, June 6, 1854, Sarah Smith, who was born in 1840. They have four children — Orvill J., Warren G., Melvina, and Erastus. Melvina married Perry Mead, and Warren G. married Ellen Covey. O. D. Mattison is a farmer; he has held the office of school director, and district offices.
McCALL, David M. - Tidioute Borough, Deerfield twp (page lxi, Brief Personals *)
David M. McCall is a dealer in furniture of all the latest designs, pianos, organs, and a full line of all undertaking goods. He was born in Crawford county, and established himself as a furniture manufacturer and dealer, and undertaker in Townville in 1857. He settled in Tidioute in 1876, and embarked in his present business, which has been a financial success. In December, 1884, he was elected president of the Northwestern Funeral Directors' Association of Pennsylvania, comprising Erie, Crawford and Warren counties, and was re-elected the following year, and continues to hold the same honorable position. He was married in 1861 to Hannah J. Noble, of Erie county. They have had a family of four children. One died in infancy; one, Frankie Morris, was born May 30, 1870, and was drowned in the Allegheny River, June 20, 1884. Two of the children are now living—Alice J. and Mary Maud. Mrs. McCall died December 28, 1881. Mr. McCall was a son of Samuel and Martha (Morris) McCall. She was born in Utica, N. Y., in 1804, and her husband Samuel was born in Pennsylvania in 1795. They were married in Crawford county, and had a family of ten children, two of whom are now living—David M. and Nancy (who married Mr. McConnell). Samuel died in 1872. Three of his sons enlisted and served in the War of the Rebellion. Samuel, jr., and Levy L. enlisted in the Pennsylvania Bucktails of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Volunteers, and served to the close of the war. James V. enlisted from Wisconsin, and also served until he was discharged. They were all honorably discharged, but have all died since the war from health impaired through exposure.
McCOY, Thomas - Ackley Station p. o., Pine Grove twp (page lxi, Brief Personals *)
Thomas McCoy was born in Cumberland county on January 19, 1816. His father's family went to Venango county in 1826. In 1833 Thomas left home and came to Pine Grove, and found work at lumbering for Guy C. Irvine. This business he followed for thirty-five years. In 1836 he married Priscilla, a daughter of John Cheers, of Venango county. Their children were Andrew J., who married Cynthia Sanborn, and now lives at Louisville, Ky.; Benjamin F., who resides at Kinzua; William W., who married Orpha Cheers and who have four children; George W., who married Florence Hale, and who have had ten children, eight of whom are now living; Nancy, who married Levi Brown, and who have three children; Nelson P., who married Mattie Brownell, both of whom are deceased; Sarah Jane, who married George Rider, both of whom are deceased; Joseph, who married Hattie Walling, and who have had one child; and Mary P., who married Albert Wyman, and who have had two children. Thomas McCoy was a successful business man and accumulated a considerable fortune, but by accommodating others his means have been reduced. Recently he has divided his once extensive farm between his children. Mr. McCoy is a Democrat of long standing, and has always been a prominent figure in the political affairs of the town. He has twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McDONALD, John G. - Sugar Grove p. o., Sugar Grove twp (pages lxi-lxii, Brief Personals *)
John G. McDonald was born in 1857. He was a son of John and Agnes (McLeod) McDonald, who were born and married in Scotland, and settled in Sugar Grove in 1852, where their four children were born. Their names are Archibald D., Alexander M., John G., and Mary. John G. is a general merchant of the firm of McDonald Brothers, dealers in dry goods, clothing, groceries, boots and shoes and all fancy goods, and are wholesale dealers in and shippers of butter, eggs, hay, etc. John G. engaged in business in 1878 with his brother under the firm name of A. D. McDonald & Co. A. D. retired in 1884 (died in 1886), when Alexander entered into partnership with John, the firm name being McDonald Brothers.
McDOWELL, L. R. - East Branch p. o., Spring Creek twp (page lxii, Brief Personals *)
Luther R. McDowell was born in Ontario county, N. Y., in 1823, and settled in Sugar Grove in 1842. He married Louisa Jewell in 1838, and they had three daughters—-Anna, Tena, and Ardella; the last two are dead. L. R. was a son of Samuel H. and Delila (Beardsley) McDowell, of Connecticut, who settled in Warren county in 1842 ; they had eleven children, six of whom are now living. He was a harness-maker by trade. L. R. served in the Rebellion in the Second District of Columbia Regiment. He owns a farm of 186 acres.
McGEE, Robert - Cobham, p. o., Deerfield twp (page lxii, Brief Personals *)
Robert McGee was born in Deerfield township in 1849. He was married on December 26, 1870, to Edna H. Rowland, by whom he has had two children—Harrison D. and Lulu. Mrs. McGee was a daughter of George W. Rowland. Robert McGee had four brothers who served in the late War of the Rebellion. William died in Andersonville prison, where he was buried; James died at home on January 14, 1864; and John and Joseph were discharged with their regiment. They were the sons of William and Kaziah (Thompson) McGee. Kaziah was born in Deerfield and was sixty-eight years and four months old when she died on March 28, 1873, and her husband, William, was born in Mifflin; he was eighty-one years and seven months when he died on March 4, 1873. They had a family of nine children born to them, six of whom are now living. They were early settlers on the river north of Tidioute, where William was engaged in lumbering and farming up to the time of his death.
McGRAW, Michael - Triumph twp (pages 643-644 *)
Michael McGraw was born in Blair county, Pa., on the 9th of September,
1809, and died in Triumph township, Warren county, on the 9th
of December, 1880. He was a son of Peter and Catherine McGraw. The McGraws were among the early settlers of Maryland, coming to America with
Lord Baltimore. Peter was born at Antietam, Md., and his father served in
the Revolutionary War. In 1830, after the death of his wife, Peter, with his
four sons, Edward F., Michael, Benjamin, and John, and two daughters, Sarah
A. and Mary E., moved to Triumph township as now constituted. The only
member of this family now living is Sarah A., who married Edward McGarrell (now deceased), and lives in Portland, N. Y.
The McGraws settled in a wilderness of pine timber, the lumber from which supplied their means of support while clearing up their farms. Michael settled on a tract of 260 acres, 240 of which he owned at the time of his death, and on a part of which is a beautiful farm. In 1836 he married Margaret McGarrell, of Venango county, and to them was born a family of five sons, only two of whom are now living—John A., born in 1837, and William A., born in 1849. Margaret (McGarrell) McGraw was born in Venango county, April 18, 1812. Her parents, Michael and Grace (Griffin) McGarrell, were born in Ireland and married in Pennsylvania, and had a family of twelve children. Michael McGarrell was born in 1778, and died in 1850. He served in the War of 1812, and his widow, Grace, drew a pension. She died in Portland, N. Y., in 1881, at the advanced age of ninety-five years.
|Portrait from History Of Warren County Pennsylvania|
Michael McGraw, being an early settler, became identified with the public business of his township, and honorably performed the duties of about all the local offices. Being a man of calm judgment and just disposition, he earned no enemies, and was never either plaintiff nor defendant in a suit at law. Through all the hardships and privations incident to a pioneer life and his various dealings in more prosperous times, no man can point to one dishonest act. His sons, John A. and William A., enjoy the esteem of their fellow-citizens, and have filled many local offices. William A. was married February 8th, 1881, to Clara T. Kelsey, of Erie, Pa. They have a family of three sons, John E., Cyril W., and Hugh A.
McGUIRE, jr., Thomas L. - Garland p. o., Pittsfield twp (page lxii, Brief Personals *)
Thomas L. McGuire, jr., was born in Brokenstraw township in 1834. He was a son of Thomas and Ruth (Arthur) McGuire. Ruth was born in Brokenstraw, and died in 1835. Her husband, Thomas, was born in 1781, and died in 1865. They had a family of five children born to them—Susan (married Mr. Snow), Emily, Thomas L., jr., Rebecca (married W. Crook), and Elsie. Thomas, sr., was a son of Hugh and Patience McGuire. Hugh was a native of Chester county, and settled here early in the year 1800, and was engaged in farming with General Irvin. He had a government contract for many years in carrying the mails to and from Jamestown, Titusville, and Meadville. Thomas L., jr., was married in 1857 to Eliza Jane Upton, who was born in Garland. They have had a family of four children born to them—Lavina D., Lillia Ann, John Willard, and Guy Ellis. Eliza Jane was a daughter of Benjamin and Eleanor Upton. Thomas L., jr., settled in Pittsfield, in 1857, on his present homestead farm.
[Warren County coordinator's note: Wow, this is a very confusing family to puzzle out. Start with Hugh McGuire, soldier of the Revolution, on FindAGrave.]
McINTOSH, Charles - Sugar Grove twp (page lxii, Brief Personals *)
Charles McIntosh was born at Ashville, Chautauqua county, N. V., in 1849. He was a son of James and Isabella (Laing) McIntosh, who were natives of Scotland. They have had a family of six children, four of whom are now living. James was born in 1803; Charles married Mary Jamieson, of Freehold township in September, 1885; she was a daughter of William and Agnes Jamieson. Charles is a farmer and harness-manufacturer.
MclNTYRE, Almyron - Pittsfield twp (pages lxii-lxiii, Brief Personals *)
Almyron Mclntyre was born in Delaware county, N.Y., in 1818. He was a son of Nathaniel and Miramla (Goodrich) Mclntyre. Miranda was a native of Delaware county, N. Y., and her husband of Scotland. They settled in Delaware county in 1837, where he was married. He came to Pittsfield and engaged in the lumber business, and Almyron came with him. In 1839 Nathaniel returned to Delaware county, where he died the same year, aged forty-six years. His widow after his death came to reside with Almyron. She died in Iowa. They had a family of ten children born to them, five of whom are now living as follows: George, Jerome, James, Almyron, and Harriet. One of the sons, Jarvis, enlisted, was discharged and died while on his way home. .Almyron was married in 1841 to Mary Houghton, who was born in Chautauqua county, N. Y. They have had a family of four daughters born to them—Sceneth A., married Richard Brooks, now has a family of three children; Justina, married John Salmon, and died leaving one son—Jay; Ina, was married twice; her first husband was Frank Jackson, who died in 1880; her present husband is Laverne Wickwire; and Ella, who married Fred W. Price; they have had one daughter born to them—Florence. Mr. Almyron Mclntyre has held the office of justice of the peace, assessor, school director, commissioner, and all other town and district offices. He was an early practical mill contractor and bridge builder, and he has built several of the large hotels and buildings of the county. He had no chance for school advantages but by close application he acquired a thorough business knowledge. Being a close observer he is well informed both on State and county affairs.
MclNTYRE, Archie G. - Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove twp (page lxiii, Brief Personals *)
A. G. Mclntyre is a general merchant of Sugar Grove borough, and was born in the town of Sugar Grove in 1859. He was a son of Robert and Eliza (Sands) Mclntyre. Mr. Mclntyre was a native of Scotland, and settled in Warren county in 1848. His wife was born in Ireland. They were married in Warren in 1854. Robert enlisted in the Seventy-second Regiment, Company B, N. Y. Volunteers, and was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor; he also served ten years of his early life in the British Army. He left a widow and two children—A. G. and Lizzie. A. G. Mclntyre has been town clerk and town treasurer. He became the successor of Messrs. Harris & Mclntyre, who succeeded C. P. Harris in the business in 1882, as extensive dealers in dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, and dealers in and shippers of farm produce.
[Warren County coordinator's note: On the 1860 US census for Sugar Grove township, Robert Mclntyre, 40, born in Scotland, is living with wife Eliza, 28, and two sons: Robert A., 4, and Archie G., 2.
The battle of Cold Harbor (Virginia) took place in 1864.
On the 1870 US census for Sugar Grove township, twelve-year old Archie "McIntire" and nine-year old Jane "McIntire" are living in the household headed by Samuel Mathewson, 49, a farmer. Children with the surname Mathewson in the same household are Elizabeth, 13, and William, 11. Samuel's wife's name is Eliza, 38, probably Robert's widow.]
The 1880 census, Sugar Grove township has Samuel Mathewson, 56, wife Eliza, 48, and two daughters: Elizabeth Mathewson, 22. and Lizzy McIntyre, 19.]
MclNTYRE, Nathan J. - Grand Valley p. o., Eldred twp (page lxiii, Brief Personals *)
N. J. Mclntyre was born in Warren county in 1857. He is a farmer and is also largely engaged in lumbering as a contractor. He was married in 1879 to Harriet Catlin, and to them have been born four children—Gail, Mark Catlin, Florence, and Nathan Roy. His father was born in Scotland, in 1829, and came to America in 1835, and settled in Warren county in 1839. He was married in 1854 to Maria J. Cooper, of Warren county. To them have been born a family of three children— Robert E., N. J., and Allie.
McKEAN, David H. - Cobham p. o., Deerfield twp (page lxiii, Brief Personals *)
David McKean was born in Venango county, November 3, 1830. He was a son of William and Isabella (Russell) McKean, who were born in Pennsylvania and settled in Venango county; moved to Deerfield in 1856. He was born in Venango county in 1808, and died in 1870. His wife, Isabella, was born in Butler county in 1805. They had a family of nine children born to them. David H. McKean was married in 1850 to Martha M. Pratt, who was born in Bolesburg, Centre county, on April 15, 1830. They have had a family of nine children born to them — Helen Mar, Samuel, David Lee, Harper M., Emeline E., Flora M., Minnie I., Erwin W., and one son who died at an early age. David H. McKean settled in Deerfield in 1850, and purchased his present homestead. At that time it was a dense forest, and erected his humble log cottage, which he has exchanged for a modern built home, by his persistent industry. He has for the last thirty-six years confined his labors to farming and lumbering. David H. erected a steam saw-mill in 1883 where he manufactures extensively all classes of lumber. His mill is accessible by a plank road one and a quarter miles from Cobham depot, what is now known as Conley Run. His son, Harper M., is now a partner in the lumber business. David H. McKean has held the office of justice of the peace for two terms, has also been assessor, school director, commissioner, and held other minor offices of his town.
McKELVEY, David - West Spring p. o.. Spring Creek twp (page lxiii, Brief Personals *)
David McKelvey was born in the north of Ireland, and came to America in 1869, and settled in Warren county in 1876. He married Margaret Murphy, who was a native also of the north of Ireland. They had a family of six children—-Thomas J., Amelia J., Adolphus, David, and George L.. He is a farmer and now occupies a farm of 220 acres.
McKINNEY, Arthur - Youngsville p. o., Brokenstraw twp (pages lxiii-lxiv, Brief Personals *)
Arthur McKinney was born in Brokenstraw township in 1814, on the farm where he now resides. In 1842 he married Susan Arthur, of Jamestown, N. Y., who was born in 1819, and who died November 12, 1885. They had a family of nine children, of whom six are now living, as follows: John W., Mary, Calender A., Charles E., Elery, and Grace. Calender A. married Bertha Tuttle in 1884, and they have one son, and a daughter named Emily. The latter married George Reavely, and died in 1877, leaving a daughter—Mabel—born in 1875. The family of father and six children all reside at the old homestead—but one married. Arthur was a son of John and Rebecca (Arthur) McKinney. She was born on the Susquehanna in Pennsylvania in 1784, and died July 25, 1852. John was born in Ulster county, Ireland, in 1770, came to Philadelphia in 1790, and labored as a farmer. In 1792 he carried the chain to survey Western Pennsylvania, including Warren county, with General Irvine, and in 1794 located 1,000 acres west of General Irvine's tract, where he settled and reared his family of nine children, but three of whom now survive, viz: James, Susan (now the Widow Wade), and Arthur. John and Rebecca were married about 1800. He died in 1841, leaving each of his seven sons and daughters a large farm. Arthur now owns 680 acres of the original homestead; he became an extensive lumberman and farmer in early life, and retired in 1880.
McKINNEY, Arthur - Youngsville p. o., Brokenstraw twp (page lxiv, Brief Personals *)
Arthur McKinney was born in Youngsville in 1831, and in 1855 married Annie Mary Brown, of Titusville, who was born in 1831. They have four children— William S., Harriet A., Nellie B., and Fred O.; they had one daughter, who died in April, 1880, aged seven years. Mrs. McKinney was a daughter of John and Jane (McCray) Brown, who were married in 1812. John was born in Westmoreland county in 1784, and died in 1871. They had six children, four of whom are now living, as follows; George W., Alexander, Oliver, and Annie Mary. Mrs. Brown died March 4, 1871. John Brown was the last of the eleven soldiers of the War of 1812 in town. Arthur McKinney was a son of John and Lorinda (Simmons) McKinney. John was born in Warren county in 1804, and Lorinda in Chenango county, N. Y., in 1806; they were married in 1829, and had seven children, two of whom are now living—Arthur, born in 1831, and James, born in 1850. John McKinney died in March, 1879. He held the office of sheriff of the county for three years, and of constable three years. He was a leading business man. His parents were John and Rebecca (Arthur) McKinney, who were very early settlers in Warren county. Three of their children are now living—James, Arthur, ist, and Susan. Lorinda McKinney, wife of John, was a daughter of William and Prudence (Stewart) Simmons, of Oxford, N. Y. They settled in Jamestown, N. Y., in 1811, where they died. Of seven children, Lorinda is the only surviving one. James, 2d, married Olive Brown; she died leaving one child; she was a sister of Mrs. Arthur McKinney.
McKINNEY, James - Youngsville p. o., Brokenstraw twp (page lxiv, Brief Personals *)
James McKinney was born in Youngsville in 1850. He was a son of John, jr., and Lorinda (Simmons) McKinney. She was born in Oxford, Chenango county, N. Y., in 1806, and was married in 1829; they had a family of seven children, two of whom survive—Arthur and James. The father, John, jr., was born in Brokenstraw in 1804, and died in March, 1879; he was a prominent man in his county—sheriff three years, constable three years, and an active business man. John, jr., was a son of John and Rebecca (Arthur) McKinney. John was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1770, settled in Philadelphia about 1790, and died in February, 1841. He was first a farmer, and then carried chain for Surveyor Irvine while he surveyed Warren county and other parts of Western Pennsylvania, and in 1794 or '95 he took up 1,000 acres west of the Irvine tract. He married about 1800, and had a family of nine children, but three of whom are now living—Arthur, James, and Susan. James McKinney, 2d, married Olive Brown in 1871. She died in 1882, leaving one child— Lurline. James married a second wife, Arlie E. Brown, in 1883. She was a daughter of Heman L. and Semantha (Ely) Brown. Heman L. died in 1865, leaving the one daughter—Arlie—and his widow married Alexander Brown. Olive, the first wife, was a daughter of John and Jane (McCray) Brown.
MCKINNEY, Peter - Pittsfield twp (pages 626-627 *)
Peter McKinney was born in Lawrenceville, N. J., on the 17th day of April, 1817. He was a son of Patrick and Sarah (Brown) McKinney. Patrick was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to New York in 1792. He was a brother of John McKinney, who settled in Brokenstraw in 1795. Patrick settled and married in New Jersey. He died about 1820, leaving a family of three children—Mary, Peter, and Elizabeth. Peter is the only one now living. He married in 1840 Sarah Ann White, who was born in Pittsfield in 1820. They reared a family of eight children, five of whom are now living, as follows: Elizabeth, Amanda, Almeda, Orris F., and Stella, while Olive, Lena, and Genevieve are deceased. Sarah Ann McKinney was a daughter of James and Eunice White. Mr. McKinney, who is one of the most prominent citizens of the county, has been called upon to officiate in the following public positions: deputy sheriff, constable, town commissioner, school director, and assessor He began lumbering and farming at an early day, and by his industry, economy, correct habits and fair dealing has achieved a conspicuous degree of success. He is now a retired capitalist. His son, Orris F., married Emily Grennell, by whom he has had one son and one daughter. Mrs. Patrick McKinney settled in Pittsfield with her family in 1824, where, ten years later, Peter embarked in the lumber trade. He died on the 22d day of December, at his old homestead in the township of Pittsfield; was sick two months and fifteen days; buried in Garland Cemetery.
McKITRICK, Hance - Lander p. o., Farmington twp (pages lxiv-lxv, Brief Personals *)
Hance McKitrick is a blacksmith, and was born in County Down, Ireland, December 29, 1842. He was a son of James and Isabelle (Stevenson) McKitrick, who innnigrated to Canada in 1843, where Hance was reared and educated, and where he learned his trade. He came to Warren county in 1865, and worked as a journeyman up to 1873, when he located in Farmington and embarked in business for himself, a business which he has conducted up to the present time. He was married in 1871 to Ann L. Johnson, a daugliter of Peter and Christina (Jones) Johnson, of Farmington, and by her has had two children—Fannie E. and Agnes J.. Mr. McKitrick is now holding the office of town commissioner, and in politics he is Republican.
McMILLEN, Daniel J. - Garland p. o., Pittsfield twp (page lxv, Brief Personals *)
Daniel J. McMillen was born in Conewango township in 1835. He was a son of Joseph and Patty (Leonard) McMillen. Patty was born in Warren county, and Joseph, her husband, was born in Venango county. They were married in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., and after this event settled in Warren county. They had a family of five children born to them, four of whom are now living—Robert, Daniel J., Worth, and Leroy. Patty died in 1884, at the age of seventy-eight years. His last wife was Carrie McMillen. James was an expert pilot on the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, and afterward became an extensive lumberman and shipper. Daniel J. McMillen was married in 1872 to Maggie Irvine, of Freehold. They have had two children born to them—Anna, and D. Lee (who was drowned at the age of nine years). David J. became engaged in the mercantile business in Pittsfield, and in April, 1883, he came to Warren county and engaged in the general mercantile business, now doing business under the firm name of H. F. Andrews & Co.
[Warren County coordinator's note: there appear to be discrepancies regarding names: Joseph vs.James and Daniel J. vs. David J.]
McNETT, Levi E. - North Clarendon p. o., Mead twp (page lxv, Brief Personals *)
Levi E. McNett is a farmer, and was born in Painesville, O., June 14, 1834. He was a son of Levi and Eliza (Shepard) McNett; was reared in Chautauqua county, N. Y., from the age of two years, and came to Warren in 1854; worked some at his trade, that of cabinet-making, though he was principally engaged in lumbering up to 1881. He located in North Clarendon in 1875, and embarked in the clothing business in 1881, from which he retired in 1884. He was married in 1854 to Clara Cogswell, a daughter of Samuel H. and Mary (Arnett) Cogswell, of Warren. They have had a family of four children born to them—Eva (now Mrs. L. P. Millard), Mary (now Mrs. J. A. Barnes), Samuel, and Charlie.
McWILLIAMS, John L. - Warren p. o., Conewango twp (page lxv, Brief Personals *)
John L. McWilliams was the youngest of the sons and daughters of William McWilliams, who came to Glade in 1851, from Canada. The family, however, were of Scottish birth, and emigrated from the mother country to the dominion in 1842. These children were Janet, Elizabeth, Alexander E., Jane, Christina, and John L. Their father died in Glade in 1860, and their mother died at the same place twenty-five years after. John L. McWilliams married Emma A. Zeigler, by whom he had two children. Mr. McWilliams is by trade a carpenter, but his time is devoted to oil producing, at which he has met with remarkable and deserved success. His farm of one hundred acres, near Glade Run, has seventeen producing wells at present, with an abundance of territory yet to be opened. Having commenced life with no capital Mr. McWilliams has by honesty and industry earned for himself a goodly competence. He has figured somewhat in the affairs of the town, and has frequently held town offices. In politics he favors the Prohibitionists, but in earlier years was a Democrat.
McWILLIAMS, William - Warren p. o., Conewango twp (page lxv, Brief Personals *)
William McWilliams emigrated from Scotland about the year 1850, and settled in Canada, where he resided until 1855, when he settled in Glade. His third son, Alexander E., married Catherine Imhoof. They have had no children except by adoption. Mr. McWilliams is by trade a carpenter and joiner, but devotes most of his attention to oil producing, at which he is quite successful, owning and leasing extensively. In political life he is a strong Prohibitionist and an active worker in the cause. Both are members of the M. E. Church.
MEAD, Benjamin F. - Warren p. o., Conewango twp (page lxvi, Brief Personals *)
Mr. Mead was born in Warren, on February 22, 1844. He was a son of Benjamin and Almena (Stebbins) Mead. His paternal grandfather, Joseph Mead, came from Northumberland county, and settled in Brokenstraw township, in this county, in 1799, where he engaged in farming and lumbering; later he moved to Conewango, purchased Mead Island (a place which still bears his name), and died on the farm now owned by James Mead, on March 3, 1846. His wife was Hannah Boone, a niece of the famous pioneer Kentuckian, Daniel Boone. He had a family of fourteen children—Eva, Benjamin, Ruth, David, John, Ruth (second), William, Sarah, Darius, Gooding, Boone, Elizabeth, Abigail. Benjamin Mead, sr., was married on March 13, 1820, to Almena Stebbins. They had a family of seven children born to them—Abiram, Zerina, Roxy M., Caroline, Joel E., Maria C, and Benjamin F. He cleared the farm which he now occupies himself, and settled on the same about 1819. Benjamin F., jr., now resides with his father and carries on the homestead. He was married October 22, 1868, to Penuel Falconer. They have a family of four children— Willard, Wallace, Ralph, and Stewart. Penuel Mead was a daughter of James and Christina (Stuart) Falconer, of Sugar Grove township.
MEAD, Darius - Youngsville, Brokenstraw twp (page lxvi, Brief Personals *)
Darius Mead was born at Youngsville in 1824. He was a son of John and Sarah Huffman Mead. John was born at Meadville in 1786, and died in 1870. Sarah was born at Susquehanna, and died at the age of sixty-two years. They were married in 1808. John settled in Brokenstraw township in 1806. They had thirteen children, the survivors of whom are named as follows : Philip, Eliza, Elsa, Chambers, John C, and Sarah (twins), Darius, Anna, Henrietta, Laura. Darius Mead married Kate Van Valkenburgh, of Erie, in 1885. He has held several county and town offices — county commissioner, school director, road commissioner, town treasurer, etc. He is a general lumber manufacturer and shipper and oil producer. His father was a soldier in the War of 1812, and his second wife drew his pension. She was Sarah E. Ireland.
[Warren County coordinator note: In an email dated 2 April 2011 from researcher Marilyn Haymore:
"I’ve been researching the Mead family for the last few months. There are so many Meads with the same name, and Darius Mead is one of those. The Darius Mead (who has a father-in-law by the name of Captain Allen Curtis) was born March 28, 1728 in Horseneck, Fairfield Co., CT and died April 1791 by the French Creek, near Meadville at the hands of Captain Bull a Delaware Indian. Darius Mead 1728-1791 is the Great Grandfather of Darius Mead born in Youngsville 1824 (buried in the Youngsville Cemetery).
It appears the PLACE of birth you have cited for John Mead’s (Junior), born 1786, as being Meadville, is in error.
John Mead’s (Jr.) parents are John Mead (senior) and Catherine Foster. They along with others of the Mead Family including David Mead, for who Meadville is named for, traveled from Sunbury, PA to the future Meadville area in 1788. John was born in Sunbury in 1786.
If you need more back up info on this perhaps I can help.
I really like to keep the information on the internet as accurate as possible!"
"Darius Mead (1728-1791), great-grandfather of Darius Mead of Youngsville, is listed in the following books:
1). Origin of Williamstown by Arthur Latham Perry (pages 396-400)
2). The Hoosac Valley Its Legends and Its History by Grace Greylock Niles, around page 166 I think...
3). Westfield and its historic influences, 1669-1919: the life of an ..., Volume 1 By John Hoyt Lockwood, around pg 494
Darius Mead’s father-in-law, Captain Allen Curtis is listed with him.
I’m working on the Darius Mead 1728-1791 story. The three books I listed record his story in the early 1750’s in West Hoosac, (now Williamstown) MA. I think that was around the French Indian War. Darius Mead also went through the American Revolutionary War in Northumberland and Lancaster County, PA before the whole Mead family picked up their lives and moved to western PA and the Meadville area 1788-89. Having spent a life being constantly terrorized by Indians, he finally was captured while tending his fields near Meadville April 1791 and was killed. The Mead family continued on to lay the foundation for the successful Meadville community. A number of them, my ancestors, moved to Brokenstraw, Youngsville and Warren."]
MEAD, Gleason Fillmore - Pittsfield p. o., Brokenstraw twp (pages lxvi-lxvii, Brief Personals *)
G. Fillmore Mead was born in Brokenstraw township in 1827, and married Caroline Hotchkiss, of Crawford county in 1853. They have a family of six children — Helen De Ette, Nighton T., Mary A., Arlie C, Carry L., and Gaylord E.. Helen D. was a graduate of Chamberlain Institute, taught several years, and married J. R. Babcock. Mary A. was a graduate of Corry school; she also taught, and married Willis Eddy. Nighton T. was a graduate of the Allegheny College in 1884, and is now reading law. Arlie C. was also a graduate of the Allegheny College. Mrs. Caroline Mead was a daughter of Rev. David and Abigail Hotchkiss; he was a Wesleyan M. E. cleryman and a missionary. G. Fillmore Mead was a son of Philip and Mary (Coover) Mead; they had seven children, five of whom are now living, as follows: William A., G. Fillmore, Wilber F., Stephen L., and Ulysses. Philip was born in 1794 and died in 1861; Mary, his wife, was born in 1793 and died in 1883. G. Fillmore Mead enlisted in the navy in September, 1864, and served under Captain Rice on the Reindeer, and was later transferred to the Abeona, under acting-master Samuel Hall, and was discharged at the close of the war.
[Warren County coordinator note: In an email dated 18 March 2016 from the great granddaughter of Arlie Carletta Mead is this:
The spelling for "Nighton" should be Knighton Mead.
Arlie C. Mead was a female and also graduated from Allegheny College in 1886.
The 1880 US Federal census for Brokenstraw township lists the following family members and two of Fillmore's brothers living nearby:
Mead, G. Fillmore, white, male, 52, married, farmer, he and his parents born Pennsylvania
Mead, Caroline L., white, female, 46, wife, married, keeping house, she and parents born Pennsylvania
Mead, De Etta H., white , female, 25, daughter, single, school teacher
Mead, Knighton T., white, male, 23, son, single, student
Mead, Mary A., white , female, 20, daughter, single, school teacher
Mead, Arlie C., white , female, 17, daughter, single, at home
Mead, Carrie L., white , female, 4, daughter, single
Mead, Gaylord F., white, male, 1, son, single
Mead, Marcia J., white, female, 1, daughter, single...this daughter may have belonged to his brother Wilber.
Mead, Ulysses, white, male, 40, married, farmer, he and his parents born Pennsylvania
Mead, Amelia D., white, female, 38, wife, married, keeping house
Mead, Jessie, white , female, 7, daughter, single
Mead, Wilber F., white, male, 56, married, farmer, he and his parents born Pennsylvania
Mead, Chloe A., white, female, 40, wife, married, keeping house
Mead, Dee W., white, male, 17, son, single, works on farm
Mead, Jasper L., white, male, 14, son, single
Mead, Rollin K., white , male, 11, son, single
Mead, Edna C., white , female, 5, daughter, single
All the children were born in Pennsylvania.
G. Fillmore Mead's first name, according to his death certificate, was Gleason. He died May 15,1907, of heart failure, age 79 years, 6 months, and 28 days; see his gravestone. The informant on the death certificate was Mrs. Mary Eddy of Panama, N.Y.
Two days later, his son Gaylord Mead, age 28 years and 9 months, died of TB. He had suffered four years. He was buried May 19th in the Youngsville Cemetery. Informant on the death certificate was his sister, Mrs. J. R. Babcock (Helen De Ette), of Sandy Lake, Pa.]
MEAD, John - Pittsfield p. o., Brokenstraw twp (page lxvii, Brief Personals *)
John Mead was born in Brokenstraw township in 1808. He was a son of William and Susan (Davis) Mead. Susan was born at Northumberland, and William at Lancaster, and went with his parents to Franklin. William Mead was a son of John and Catharine (Foster) Mead, and John Mead, sr., was a son of Darius Mead, who was murdered by the Indians, and who left five sons — General David, John, Darius, Joseph, and Ansel. Joseph and Darius came to Warren county between 1798 and 1800; General David and John remained in Meadville, and Ansel went South. William Mead settled in Brokenstraw in 1806 and married in 1807 Susan Davis. They had a family of eight children, four of whom are now living, as follows: John, born in 1808; Julia A., born in 1813; Drusilla, born in 1820; and Susan, born 1823. John Mead married in 1832 Mary Ransom, a daughter of Amasa and Abbie Ransom, of Brokenstraw. They had a family of nine children—Erastus, Rebecca, Harriet, Cordelia, Ransom, Joseph, Susan, Lillian, and Alice, and twenty-three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Erastus enlisted in 1862 and served to the close of the war. John settled on his homestead farm of 150 acres in 1838.
MEAD, Nelson - Corydon p. o., Corydon twp (page lxvii, Brief Personals *)
Nelson Mead, the youngest of thirteen children, sons and daughters of John Mead, was born in Brokenstraw February 1, 1835. He lived in the vicinity of his native town until the year 1882, engaging in various branches of the mercantile and oil producing business, but with indifferent success. At that time having experienced all the turns of the oil business, he came to Corydon and opened a general store which is managed mainly by his younger sons. With his oldest child, under the firm style of N. Mead & Son, he purchased the timber on a tract of two thousand acres in Elk and Corydon townships and Cattaraugus county, N. Y. The firm operates two steam power mills with a producing capacity of nearly 30,000 feet of lumber daily. Charles C. Mead, the oldest son and partner of his father, has been station agent of the B., N. Y. & P. Railroad at Corydon since the road was opened. In March, 1860, Nelson Mead united in marriage with Martha A. McDowell, of Youngsville, by whom he has had five children, four of whom are still living. Mr. Mead was one of the county commissioners in the years 1871, 1872 and 1873.
MEAD, Wilbur F. - Pittsfield p. o., Brokenstraw twp (page lxvii, Brief Personals *)
Wilbur F. Mead was born in Brokenstraw in 1830. He is a carpenter and builder, and also owns and occupies a part of the farm originally owned and improved by his father, Philip Mead. He is one of a family of six sons and one daughter, offspring of Philip and Mary (Coover) Mead, viz.: William A., Benjamin M., Susan D., G. Fillmore, Wilbur F., Stephen L., and Ulysses. Benjamin M. qualified himself for the practice of medicine, but died at the age of twenty-six years. Susan D. married Chester Kingsley, of Ripley, Chautauqua county, N. Y., and died leaving a family of seven children; those now living reside in Texas. Wilbur F. married Chloe A. Smith, daughter of Ammi and Edna L. (Morton) Smith, of Sugar Grove, in 1860. Chloe died in 1884, having had a family of five sons and two daughters, as follows: Orion S., the first-born, died at the age of fourteen months; De W., Jasper L., Rollin K., Edna C, Marcia M., and one who died in infancy. W. F. Mead was married the second time in 1885 to Adeline Benoit, of Randolph, Cattaraugus county, N. Y. In religious faith he identifies himself with the Wesleyan Methodists.
MEAD, William A. - Youngsville p. o., Brokenstraw twp (pages lxvii-lxviii, Brief Personals *)
The family of Meads from whom the Meads of this county originated came from Connecticut to Wyoming county, and soon after, having difficulty with their land titles, came to Franklin, Venango county in 1789. Darius Mead, their father, was killed by the Indians in 1791. General David and John Mead came to Crawford county. Darius, jr., and Joseph Mead came to Warren county about 1799 and settled in Brokenstraw valley. General David died August 23, 1816. Joseph Mead, a brother of Darius, sold out his interest in the mills they built here and located near Warren in about 1814. William A. Mead's parents were Philip and Mary (Coover) Mead, both born in 1795. Their children were as follows: William A., Benjamin M., Susan D., G. Fillmore, Wilbur F., Stephen L., and Ulysses. Benjamin M. was fitted for the practice of medicine in the Buffalo Medical College, and died in the year 1845. Susan D. married in 1841 Chester Kingsley, now dead, having sons and daughters now living in Texas, two of them in the practice of medicine in San Antonio. William A. married Margaret E. Stranahan. Their children are Bessy F., Gibson P., Louesa J. (who died at the age of ten years), and Chester K.. Gibson is living on his father's farm and has the management of it. Chester is living in Des Moines, la., and has been manager of the Western Telephone Company of that city.
MERKLE, William - Limestone twp (page lxviii, Brief Personals *)
Now superintendent of the Economy Oil Company, William Merkle was born Aug. 6, 1840, in Wurternberg, Germany. His parents were Michael and Wilhelmina (Killinger) Merkle, emigrants from Germany to this country in 1853, residing at Economy, Beaver county, until August, 1854, whence they moved into Limestone township, purchasing a piece of wood land, and began to clear up a farm. In 1864 they entered into the employ of the Economy Oil Company, and are now living on their lands. Michael Merkle was born in May, 1809, and Wilhelmina his wife in January, 1814. They have had a family of six children—Magdalena, William, Mena, Michael, Jane, and Anna Helena, all of whom are now living. In the spring of 1866 William Merkle married Louesa Lineman, of Ashland township, Clarion county. They have had a family of seven children born to them, viz.: Mena L., William H., Paulena A., Rosa L., Lydia M., Jacob H., and Albert E. In early life William was employed in farming and lumbering, but in 1864 he entered into the employ of Economy Oil Company, having been with them steadily since, and is now superintending their business about Tidioute, where their property is located, it consisting of about 1,500 acres of timber and farming lands, and has also been noted for its rich production of oil in former years.
MERRIHEW, James W. - Corydon p. o., Corydon twp (page lxviii, Brief Personals *)
James W. Merrihew came from Norwich, Chenango county, N. Y., to Corydon about the year 1841. His family consisted of a wife and four children, viz.: Mariette, who married William Black; Electa Ann, who married Braison Arthur; Lyman S. and James W., the latter being the only one of the family born in Corydon. James W. Merrihew was a farmer and lumberman, at which he was quite successful. He died in 1876. Lyman S. Merrihew married Eliza Crooks, daughter of John Crooks, by whom he had three children—Mary E., Ellen J., and Cynthia E.. The success in life that Lyman S. Merrihew has attained is the result of his own personal eflbrt, as he had no capital with which to start in life. His farm contains sixty-four acres of land. Although a Republican in politics, he is an active worker in the cause of temperance and is not bound by party ties when prohibition is an issue.
MERRITT, Judge Charles C. - Enterprise p. o., Southwest twp (pages lxviii-lxix, Brief Personals *)
Charles C. Merritt was born in Hanover, Chautauqua county, N. Y., April 3, 1836. He was a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Jewett) Merritt. The parents settled in Deerfield township in 1855, where Elizabeth died, leaving a family of seven children. Thomas had by his first wife, Polly Wright, a family of twelve children, making nineteen in all, fourteen of whom are now living, and all are now filling prominent positions, members of the clergy, and holding State and county offices. Two of the sons served in the War of the Rebellion. Thomas Merritt was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was born in Connecticut and was married in Fabius, Onondaga county, N. Y., and after marriage settled in Chautauqua county, N. Y. Judge C. C. Merritt enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Forty fifth Pennsylvania Regiment in August, 1862, and served to the close of the war; he was promoted to sergeant and then to captain, under Colonel Hiram Brown, of Erie. He was wounded in two engagements and was taken prisoner and held for ten months at Andersonville. He has been justice of the peace for three terms, was elected judge in 1885, and has also held other prominent positions in his town. He is one of the leading men of his town and county. He was married in July, 1856, to Esther L. Hunter. They have had three daughters born to them—Lovisa, Lorinda, and Grace. Esther L. was a daughter of Robert and Lovisa (Manross) Hunter, and her grandparents were Robert and Betsey Hunter, who came from Ireland and settled here about 1795.
METZGER, William H. - Irvine p. o., Brokenstraw twp (page lxix, Brief Personals *)
William H. Metzger was born in York county in 1834, and settled in Warren county in 1871, and with his brother, F. T. Metzger, erected the Revere House at Warren in 1872. They also ran in connection with this hotel the Irvine Hotel, until 1879, when William sold his interest to his brother and he embarked in the general mercantile business at Irvinton, where he now resides. He was postmaster for six years, from 1872 to 1878, and was in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company from 1853 to 1864 as an engineer, and is now one of the oldest engineers of that road. He was a son of John and Maria (Gardner) Metzger. John was born in Philadelphia in 1789, and Maria was born in Maryland in 1805. They were married in York county in 1831. He died in 1856. Six children are now living. William H. Metzger was married in 1871 to E. B. Allbright, of Westmoreland county, who was born in 1832. They have a family of three children—Edgar, Charles, and Bessie. The children of the parents now living are William H., Margaret, Frank T., Thomas E., George W., and Ella.
MILES, Joseph - Spring Creek p. o., Spring Creek twp (page lxix, Brief Personals *)
Joseph Miles was born in Spring Creek in 1825. He is a farmer and manufacturer of shingles, and owns a farm of thirty acres. He married Cordelia Odell, of Dunkirk, N. Y. They have a family of six children—Lucinda, La Fayette, Patterson, Henry Marquis, William Ernest, Frank Laton. Joseph was a son of Solomon Miles, who was born in Massachusetts, and served in the War of the Revolution, and settled in Warren county in 1814, and cleared a large farm there. He died in 1862. He married Betsey Crane, of Connecticut, who died in 1836, leaving a large family, four of whom are now living—Calvin, William, Joseph, and Delila.
MILES, Robert Jr. - Sugar Grove and Pine Grove twps, city of Warren (pages 636 - 637 *)
Robert Miles, one of the first and most prominent merchants and capitalists of Warren county, was born in Northumberland county, Pa., on the 2d of April, 1793. His parents, Robert and Katharine (Watts) Miles, were both Pennsylvanians, and when Robert, jr., was but three years of age the family passed through Warren on their way to Sugar Grove, their future home. Here his father performed the duties of an early settler on a tract of land which, had it been a rectangle, would measure nearly three miles square. Robert was the sixth of seven children, and like the others, was educated by private tuition till, at the proper age, he was obliged to do his share of work upon the large farms which his father had put into cultivation in 1797. It is thus established that the family were among the first to settle in Warren county. He continued upon the home farm until the death of his father, when he engaged in the lumber trade, and remained actively and extensively connected with that interest until within a few years of his death. He was a volunteer soldier in the War of 1812. In 1830 he was elected prothonotary of the courts of Warren county, being the fourth person to hold that office after its separate establishment in Warren county. The infinite variety of his talents impelled to enlarge perpetually his business interests. He was identified very considerably with mercantile and real estate transactions, most of them involving large amounts. He was one of the first to perceive the probable effect of the discovery of petroleum on business operations, and engaged with ardor in its production. About the year 1859 he erected a refinery a short distance below Warren, and kept it in operation for a number of years. His business tact and sound judgment were so prominent characteristics of his mind as to cause the advantageous issue of nearly all his investments. His connection with Warren as a resident of that borough began with the year 1830, when he removed from Pine Grove, the place in which he began the manufacture of lumber.
In politics Robert Miles was a zealous and an influential advocate of the principles of the Whig and Republican parties. In religion he evinced his faith by attaching himself early to the Presbyterian Church. He was very patriotic and public spirited, and to his efforts much of the prosperity of Warren county is to be ascribed. In business he was active and laborious to a degree that would have broken down a more feeble constitution. He was deliberate in forming an opinion, but his decisions were practically irreversible. He was a great reader, and was well versed in general literature, in history and in the chronicles of passing events. It was his habit to preserve carefully a record of all his business transactions. A spirit of benevolence pervaded his character and impelled him to give with great liberality to the support or assistance of those who needed and deserved help. He died on the 11th of May, 1877, aged eighty-four years.
Robert Miles married Sally Smith, of Enfield, Conn., on the 16th of January, 1817, and by sustaining him in his early efforts and crowning his latter days with comfort, she amply justified the wisdom of his choice. She survived him until the 30th of August, 1882, when she had reached the ripe age of eighty-eight years. They had a family of two sons and four daughters, all of whom lived to years of manhood and womanhood. Their names are as follows : Harriet, now Mrs. E. N. Rogers, of Union, Pa.; John, formerly an attorney of Warren, where he died in 1855; Catharine, now Mrs. C. D. Rogers, of Jamestown, N. Y.; Dwight, who resides at Osceola Mills, Polk county, Wis.; Nancy, now Mrs. A. J. Davis, of Warren; and Sarah, who became the wife of Dwight Allen, of Jamestown, N. Y., where she died in 1853.
MILLER, Robert E. - Lander p. o., Farmington twp (pages lxix-lxx, Brief Personals *)
Robert E. Miller is a merchant and was born in Troy, N. Y., July 13, 1839. He was a son of Robert and Jeanette (Todd) Miller; the former was a native of Ireland, and his wife of Scotland. They settled in Farmington in 1834, on the farm now owned by J. H. Miller, which they cleared and improved and upon which they resided for many years. They had a family of seven children—James, who was killed at the battle of Peach Tree Creek, Ga., during the late war; Jane, Mrs. George Cramer; Rachel, Mrs W. B. West; John, deceased; William, Robert E., and Joseph H.. Robert E. was brought up in Farmington; educated at the public schools of Meadville and Jamestown; was a successful teacher for nine years ; entered the law office of Johnson & Brown in Warren, as a student, in the spring of 1862, but like many others left his studies to enlist as second sergeant in Company F, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was honorably discharged. He has been director of the schools of his town for twelve years. Graduated in the C. L. S. C. class of 1883, and has always led the advance in all educational enterprises in Farmington. He entered the mercantile business at Lander in 1865, a business which he has successfully conducted up to the present time. He was elected treasurer of Warren county in 1874, serving a term of three years, and is now serving his fourth year as justice of the peace in Farmington. He was married September 10, 1868 to Martha A., a daughter of George and Emily (Foster) Ewers, who were among the early settlers of Farmington. They have had a family of four children born to them—Grant E., Emma J., Robert J., and Hugh E.
MIX, Ashbel R. - Landers p. o., Farmington twp (pages lxix-lxx, Brief Personals *)
Ashbel R. Mix was born in what is now known as Farmington, March 22, 1842. He was a son of Horace and Sybil (Rowley) Mix. He was reared in Farmington, and was in the late War of the Rebellion, enlisting in 1861 in Company F, Ninth New York Cavalry. He participated in the second battle of Bull Run, battles of the Wilderness, Gettysburg, and was through the Potomac campaign on the Potomac, and Sheridan's raid to Richmond, and the battles in the Shenandoah Valley. He was honorably discharged after three years service. He and his brother Horace bought a saw-mill in 1865, on Jackson Run, which in 1868 was burnt down. They immediately rebuilt the mill, and he sold his interest to his brother Horace Mix, and after that engaged in farming until 1883, when he built a saw, planing, and grist-mill at Farraington Center, with Elmer Hodge, and since January 1, 1885, he has been sole proprietor. Mr. Mix was married in 1864 to Sallie Cooper, of Farmington. They have had a family of three children born to them—Luvern, drowned at the outlet of Chautauqua Lake, Jamestown, N. Y., September 10, 1885; Emmett, born August 13. 1870; Delbert, born in 1883, and died of pneumonia March 26, 1884. Mrs. Mix was a daughter of Abigail and Harvey Cooper. Her mother, Mrs. Cooper, died June 23, 1886, very suddenly, with blood poisoning caused by the overflow of the gall, at Chautauqua, N. Y. She was brought to Farmington for burial June 25, 1886. She was born April 10, 1825, and was the oldest daughter of Peter Burgett. She married Harvey Cooper in 1842. She practiced medicine for many years and was very successful. Her name stands on record at the Prothonotary's office at Warren.
[Warren County coordinator's note: According to the 1900 census for Farmington township, Warren county, Ashbel, 57, and his wife Sally, 55, had adopted a daughter Myra A., born June 1888. Sally, married for 36 years, reported on this census that only one of her three sons was currently living. The years 1884, when baby Delbert passed away; 1885, when Luvern drown; and 1886, when her mother suddenly died, must have been difficult.]
MORGAN, A. Timothy - Lottsville p. o., Freehold twp (page lxx, Brief Personals *)
A. T. Morgan was born in Chenango county, N. Y., in 1829, and settled in Warren county in 1845. He was married in 1862 to Mary Mathews, who died in 1867, leaving one child—Effie E., who is now teaching at Columbus. In 1871 he again married Mrs. Ann Maria Mathews, by whom also he had one child — Marion. Mr. Morgan is a shoemaker by trade, but now gives his entire attention to farming. He has been town collector and constable for a number of years. His father, Sanford Morgan, married Elizabeth Newton and died in 1849.
MORIAN, Thomas V. S. - Enterprise, p. o., Southwest twp (page lxx, Brief Personals *)
Thomas V. S. Morian, a general merchant, lumber manufacturer, and shipper, oil dealer and producer, was born in Danville, Steuben county, N. Y., in 1819. He was married in 1842 to Clarinda Wood, of Pomfret, Cattaraugus county, N. Y. They have had a family of three sons and one daughter born to them Eva, Carlos C., Herbert T., and Ell B.. Thomas V. S. Morian came here in 1845 as a clerk in the branch store of C. Smith, and in 1847 he built his present store, and became engaged in the general mercantile trade. He retired from his lumber business in 1860, and then became engaged in the oil business, producing and shipping the same. He was an expert and successful river pilot, and did a large shipping business in oil from Oil City to Pittsburgh. He was a son of Jacob and Lydia (Van Scoter) Morian. His parents died in Chautauqua county. Jacob died in 1S62, and Lydia, his wife, in 1869. They had a family of nine children born to them, seven of whom are now living. Jacob was born in Germany in March, 1782, and settled in Philadelphia, and then went to Steuben county, N. Y. He served in the War of 1812. He settled with his family in Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1830, where he died. His children now living are—Anthony, John, Margaret, Thomas, Lydia, and Catherine.
MORRISON, Hugh - Tidioute, Deerfield twp (page lxx, Brief Personals *)
Born in Venango county in 1819, he was a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Hunter) Morrison, who had a family of ten children born to them, four of whom are now living—Hugh, Robert H., Elizabeth, and Isabella. His second wife was Margaret Hunter, by whom he had a family of four children, three of whom are now living—Nathan P., Matthew J., and Margaret M. The parents settled in Deerfield in 1832. His second wife, Margaret, died in 1878. Thomas was in the War of 1812, and was a prominent man of his town. He was also an extensive farmer and lumberman. Hugh Morrison married Martha McGuire, of Tidioute, in 1844; she died December 17, 1851, leaving a family of three children— Adelia, Samuel J., and Thomas Edson. Hugh then married his second wife, Jane P. Holeman, of Venango county, was born in 1827, and married in 1853. He has had one son by his second marriage — Ashbel Wilson. Mrs. Morrison was a daughter of Alexander Holeman. Hugh has been school director, road commissioner, and is now engaged in farming.
MORRISON, James - Corydon, Corydon twp (pages lxx-lxxi, Brief Personals * )
One of the earliest of the old pioneer families of Warren county was that of James Morrison, a soldier of the Revolutionary War. The family came to that part of the county on which Warren borough now stands, when only three log huts marked the place. They built a log house near the old fort, where the family stayed until 1804, when they moved to Kinzua. At the latter place one of the sons of James Morrison, Abel Morrison, who was born in Lycoming county, August 3, 1795, married Lucinda Richards, a daughter of James Richards, and in the fall of 1827 moved to Corydon. Lucinda Richards was born in Lisle, Broome county, N. Y., January 23, 1801. The children of this marriage were Nancy, born January 15, 1819, married first Amos Flatt, who died, and second, John B. Carr, who was killed during the late war; John Wesley, bom July 15, 1820, died August 16, 1825; Alanson G., born February 21, 1832, married January 24, 1846, to Ann E. Enos; Fanny, born January 15, 1824, married September 8, 1841, to E. R. Covell, and died December 14, 1881; James R., born April 10, 1826; Martha, born May 9, 1828, being the first white female child born in Corydon, married Jarvis L. Forbes; Flavius Josephus, born September 23, 1832, married December 18, 1856, to Sarah E. Bradley; Ellen J., born January 16, 1835, married Henry E. Converse, April 27, 1851, and died October 11, 1871; Adeline, born March 15, 1837, married Robert M. Patterson; William Henry, born March 8, 1841. Abel Morrison was an extensive lumberman and farmer, and in every respect a selfmade man. He died Christmas day, 1874. His widow, Lucinda, still occupies the old family residence with her son, William H., who is the youngest child. Lucinda Morrison possesses a remarkable memory. Every name and date given above was furnished by her entirely from memory, and a subsequent comparison with the family record disclosed not a single error. Indeed, so wonderfully does she retain dates and events of earlier days that she is a standard authority on all questions arising concerning them, and she has yet to be found in error. She is now in her eighty-sixth year. Of her children, three—Alanson G., James R., and William H.—were soldiers in the late war. Three of her sons-in-law, and three of her grandsons, also served in the army. This certainly shows that patriotism runs in the family. James R. Morrison married February 13, to Sarah F. Walker.
MORRISON, Rice - Corydon, Corydon Twp (page Ixxi, Brief Personals * )
Rice Morrison was born in Lycoming county December 11, 1798. He came with the family of his father, James Morrison, and settled in Warren in the year 1801. In this family were eleven children, and all of them grew to be men and women. Rice was the oldest child; he came to Kinzua and built a mill about the year 1817. He was married in 1822 to Dolly Richards. Their children were Eliza Ann, deceased; Abigail, who married Windsor Knapp, both of whom are now dead; Maria L., deceased; Warren L., Helen A., Cynthia E., who married Charles Sparks. Warren L. and Helen reside in Corydon village with their aged mother, now in her eighty-fourth year. Rice Morrison died March 20, 1884, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. For many years he was a pilot on the Allegheny River. He was also an extensive lumberman. In politics he was a radical Democrat. His wife, Dolly Richards, was born in Lisle, Broome county, N. Y., September 26, 1802.
MORTON, Charles - Spring Creek, Spring Creek twp (page Ixxi, Brief Personals * )
Charles Morton was born in Poland, Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1844. He was a son of Stutely and Abigail (Howe) Morton. Abigail died in 1859, aged thirty-nine years. She left a family of twelve children, nine of whom are now living. Charles Morton enlisted in 1864, at Cold Spring, Cattaraugus county, N. Y., in the 9th N. Y. Cavalry, and settled in Warren county in 1865. He married Flora Clark, of Spartanburg, by whom he had one child—Philip Sheridan. He now owns a large saw and planing-mill.
MORTON, Dexter - Spring Creek, Spring Creek twp (page Ixxi, Brief Personals * )
Dexter Morton was born in Orangeville, Wyoming county, N. Y., in 1829. He was a son of Samuel and Sarah (Wyman) Morton. Samuel was born in Massachusetts in 1786, and served in the War of 1812. He died in Spring Creek in 1868, and his wife Sarah was born in 1791, and died in 1882, leaving a family of nine children, seven of whom are now living. Dexter Morton married Harriet Jobes in 1850. She died in 1852 leaving two children, both of whom are now dead. Mr. Morton married his second wife, Louisa Jackson, in 1854. She died in 1871 leaving a family of three children—Elovine, Fayette, and Elwin D.. He was married the third time in 1871, to Mary McCray, and to them have been born two children—William and Mayola. He is a farmer, and owns and occupies a farm of 110 acres.
MORTON, William H. - West Spring Creek p. o., Spring Creek twp (page Ixxi, Brief Personals * )
William H. Morton was born in West Spring Creek in 1848, and married in 1880 Sarah Jenks, who was born in Spring Creek in 1862. He was a son of Harrison and Eliza (Matteson) Morton. The former was born in Niagara county, N. Y., in 1812, and the latter in Herkimer county, N. Y., in 1809, and died in 1862, leaving three children—Laura A., Harriet J., and William H.. He owns a farm of fifty acres.
MOWRIS, Thomas - Warren p. o., Glade twp (pages Ixxi-lxxii, Brief Personals * )
Peter Mowris with his wife and six children came to Warren county in June, 1842, from Ulster county, N. Y. These children were William, Thomas, Benjamin, Sarah, Phebe, and John. Peter Mowris died in 1881, and his wife in 1886. Thomas Mowris, the second child, resides on a farm on the Conewango River in Glade, a few miles north from Warren. He married Amy Luckins, daughter of Isaac Luckins. They have no children. Thomas Mowris is a substantial farmer, having 130 acres of land well located. He has lived in Glade since 1865. Mr. M. has never taken an active part in politics, nor is he identified with any church society.
MUDGE, E. W. - West Spring Creek p. o., Spring Creek twp (page Ixxii, Brief Personals * )
E. W. Mudge was born in Otsego county, N. Y., in 1822. He was a school teacher for a number of years, and has held the office of county auditor and appraiser. He married Edna L. Morse, of Orleans county, N. Y. They have had one child born to them, Elmer E.. E. W. Mudge was a son of Israel and Rebecca (Thomas) Mudge. Israel was born in Otsego county, N. Y., in 1794, and died in 1878. They had a family of seven children born to them, six of whom are now living. One of their sons, Henry A., was in Company I, One Hundred and Fiftieth Regiment, and was killed at the battle of Gettysburg.
MURPHY, James - Conewango p. o., Conewango twp (page Ixxii, Brief Personals * )
James Murphy is a farmer, and was born in Wayne county, on May 1, 1835. He was a son of Patrick and Elizabeth (Halligan) Murphy. His father was a native of county Kildare, Ireland, and his mother a native of county Armagh. They were early settlers in Wayne county, where they resided until the time of their deaths. James Murphy was reared in Wayne county and came to Warren county in 1872. After coming here he worked in the woods at lumbering for some years. He settled in Conewango in 1882, on the farm on which he now resides. He was married in 1871 to Helen Egan, and to them have been born eight children—Mary, Celia, William, James, Margaret, Edward, John, and Thomas. Helen Murphy was a daughter of James and Mary A. (Carroll) Egan, of Wayne county. Mr. Murphy and his wife are members of the Catholic Church. He is independent in politics.
MURRAY, George K. - Youngsville p. o., Brokenstraw twp (page Ixxii, Brief Personals * )
George K. Murray, a general jeweler, fancy goods dealer, and practical watchmaker, settled in Youngsville, January, 1886, and now deals in a full line of plated and silver ware, and has a fine assortment of stationery and fancy goods, and carries a full line of fine cigars. He was married in 1885 to Mollie Wood. George K. Murray was a son of W. A. and Mary A. (Kleckner) Murray, of Logansville, Clinton county, who now reside in Milton. She was born in 1822, and her husband, W. A., was born in 1824. They have had a family of nine children. W. A. Murray is a farmer, lumberman, and is also engaged in the tanning, furniture, and distilling business.
MURRAY, Thomas jr. - Columbus, Columbus twp (page Ixxii, Brief Personals * )
Thomas Murray, jr., is a general farmer and cooper. He was born in county Merritt, Ireland, in 1831, and is a son of Thomas and Ann Colwell Murray. Thomas, sr., died in Ireland, leaving a widow and two sons—Philip and Thomas, jr.. His widow married Thomas Kenan; they immigrated to America and settled in Oneida county, N. Y., where she died. They had a family of eight children. Thomas Murray, jr., settled in Warren county in 1864, and in 1867 married Emily Trussler, born in England, in 1832. They have two sons—William R. and Philip F.. Mr. Murray purchased his present homestead of ninety-five acres in 1876, and erected his dwelling and other buildings.
MYERS, M. A. - West Spring Creek p. o., Spring Creek twp (page Ixxii, Brief Personals * )
M. A. Myers was born in Panama, Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1861, and is a son of Clark A., and Elsie Jane (Stevens) Myers, both of Oneida county, N. Y. Clark A., was born in 1836. They had three children—George W., M. A., and Lettie B.. M. A. has held the office of town clerk, and keeps a large and well-stocked general store; he is proprietor of a handle and shingle-mill, and deals extensively in lumber.
* 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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