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History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania

History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, (W. W. Munsell & Co., New York : 1883) 
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Biographical Appendix



BRIEF SKETCHES OF PIONEERS AND LEADING CITIZENS.
Many other biographical sketches, embraced in the body of the work, may be found by reference to the Table of Contents.

DUNCAN TOWNSHIP.
URI BUCKLEY was born in November 1856, in Nelson township, of which his wife, Minnie L. Allen, is also a native. Mr. Buckley is the telegraph operator at Antrim.

CHARLES E. BURGESS was born in Troy, Bradford county, Pa., July 15th 1854, and engaged in the service of the Fall Brook Coal Company in 1873. He is assistant superintendent; is a member of the I.0.0.F., and of the Patrons of Temperance.

FRANK BURGESS was born in Bradford county, Pa., May 26th 1861, and married Martha L. Prothero June 25th 1881. He is weigher for the Fall Brook Coal Company at Antrim.

EMERY G. DRAKE, M.D., was born in Granville, Pa., August 26th 1852, and married Ida C. Decker, of Mansfield, Pa. He graduated at the State normal school, Mansfield, where he was subsequently employed as clerk in the drug and book store of Hon. C. V. Elliott, M.D., during which time he pursued the study of medicine. He entered Bellevue Medical College, New York, in 1873, and the Long Island College Hospital in 1874; received the degree of Doctor of Medicine the same year; engaged in the practice of his profession at Blossburg in 1874, but removed to Fall Brook as resident physician. He was chairman of the Tioga County Medical Society in 1878, and one of two delegates to the meeting of the American Medical Association at Philadelphia in 1876. He removed to Antrim in 1878, accepting the position of resident physician at that place.

THOMAS FARRER, one of the early settlers of Antrim, was born in Westmoreland county, England, in 1814, and when about 24 years old emigrated to this country and settled on the Cowanesque River, five miles from Lawrenceville, In 1837 he walked to Blossburg, with but three half dollars in his pocket, and there engaged in mining. After remaining there twenty-five years he accepted a responsible position in Fall Brook under the Fall Brook Coal Company. After ten years' close attention to business he was promoted to a more lucrative position in Antrim, as superintendent of the entire work. Mr. Farrer is one of the early settlers of the township of Duncan, and is liked by all in his employ. In 1846 he was married to Miss Margaret Bowen, of Blossburg, In 1856 she died, and in 1859 he married Miss R. Horton, who lived only six years after their marriage. His present wife was Miss Mary Reese; they were married in 1865.

ANDREW K. FLETCHER, who has kept the Antrim Hotel since 1876, was born in Smithfield, Bradford county, in 1846. He served in the 50th N.Y. regiment (engineers) in 1864-5, His wife was Miss Margaret Maher, of Blossburg, Mr. Fletcher's father's family came to this county (Ward township) in 1850. In 1872 he came to Antrim as clerk in the company's store.

WILLIAM W. FORREST was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 23d 1852. He removed to Fall Brook in 1869, and engaged in the service of the Fall Brook Coal Company as clerk; was promoted chief clerk of the company's store at Antrim in 1871. He was elected clerk of Duncan township in 1879.

JAMES GAFFNEY was born in Danville, Pa., in 1857, and married Martha A. Shepard, of Pittston, Pa. He is employed in connection with the mines at Antrim.

DAVID W. JENKINS, born March 22nd 1840, in Wales, came to the United States with his parents in 1841. He was married in 1859, at Bloomsburg, to Hannah Davis. He enlisted in April 1861 for three months; re-enlisted for three years in Company H 96th Pennsylvania; took part in the peninsula campaign, and fought in Maryland; was wounded three times. After the war he went to Ohio, where he held several offices in the town of Hubbard. In 1873 he settled in Tioga county. He has served one term as auditor and one term as school director in Fall Brook borough,

JAMES KETCHUM was born in Westchester county, N.Y., October 2nd 1817, and married Catherine Odell, of Hyde Park, Dutchess county, He has always been engaged in the lumber business, and has been a successful operator.

PATRICK LYNCH is a native of Towanda, and was born in March 1836. He has charge of an engine, and is a machinist by trade. He married Anna Gilligan.

HENRY J. MITCHELL, hotel keeper at Sand Run, was born in Morris Run, May 4th 1855. He married Addie Bartle, of Stony Fork, Pa.

ANDREW J. POLLOCK was born in Scotland, in 1849; came to America with his parents in 1853, and located at Blossburg. He was employed by the Fall Brook Coal Company as clerk at Fall Brook, where he married Mary A. Allen. He was transferred to Antrim in 1876.

GEORGE SNEDDON, a native of Scotland, was born April 22nd 1844. He has been a miner all his life. He married Jeanette Lared, of Coatbridge, Scotland, and emigrated to this country in 1866. He immediately located at Fall Brook, but removed to Antrim in 1872.

PROFESSOR JOHN F. SULLIVAN was born in Rochester, N.Y., October 23d 1845, and married Annie S. Lynch, of Towanda, Pa. He is principal of the Antrim schools,

WILLIAM E. WEBSTER, assistant foreman at Antrim, was born in New Hampshire, November 25th 1835, and in 1856 married Maria Wilkins of Jersey Shore, Pa. He has been school director and judge of election.
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