Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1885 Seven Counties History - Bradford County PA
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HISTORY OF SEVEN COUNTIES presented by the Elmira Weekly Gazette". It is an “Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York by TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, BORO’S AND CITIES.” Written expressly for the Gazette Company, Elmira, N. Y. Copyright 1885.From AN OUTLINE HISTORY of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York by TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, BORO'S AND CITIES"


 Litchfield township was formed in 1821, taken from the eastern portion of Athens.  It is bounded on the north by Tioga county, New York, on the east by the township of Windham, on the south by Rome and Sheshequin, and on the west by Athens.  The Susquehanna touches its north-western boundary, and Satterlee, Park, Bullard and Wappusening creeks water the township.  It is principally situated in the high lands, except on the river are some fine alluvial flats.  The high and rolling lands are well adapted to grazing, and the dairy, and is being brought up to a state of cultivation.

 Its early settlers were Thomas Park, Eleazer Merrill, Hiram Merrill, Solomon Merrill, Eleazer Merrill, Elisha Merrill, Silas Wolcott, Elijah Wolcott, Thomas Munn, Josiah White, Daniel Bush, Henry Kinney, Samuel Kinney, Ruloff Campbell, Samuel Campbell, Alsop Baldwin, Samuel Ball, Christopher Schoonover, Doan Schoonover, David McKinney, Henry McKinney, Henry Hewlett, John Hewlett, Ira Hewlett, Lewis Hewlett, James Brown, William Loomis, Alanson Loomis, John Moore, Joseph Greek, William Cotton, Peter Turner, Richard Struble, Moses Struble, Zenas Cleveland, Nathaniel Hotchkiss, Joseph Nichols, Russell Marsh, Paul Apgar, Abel Beach, Richard Tappan, John Marks, Lewis Baldwin, Henry Shoemaker, Samuel P. Wolcott, Orson Carner, John G. Nichols, Levi Johnson, Henry Turner, John Van Gorder, David Van Gorder, Jacob Rheinold, Peter Lawser, Conrad Heinman, William Beidleman, Joseph Beidleman, Amos Franklin, William Griffin, Daniel Park, Samuel Park, James Park, Amos Park, Joseph Park, Elijah Park, Benjamin park, William Drown, Absalom Adams, Joseph Kinney, David Kinney, Lewis Tappan.

 --Thomas Park was the first settler in Litchfield.
 --Daniel Bush erected the first grist mill in the township.
 --James Park was the first white child born in the township.
 --Josiah White, an early settler, was a soldier in the war of 1812.
 --Baptist Church organized in Litchfield in 1855, with 36 members.
 --Zenas Cleveland, an early settler, was a soldier of the war of 1812.  He died in 1873,     aged 94 years.
 --Silas Wolcott, an early settler of Litchfield, was a soldier of the revolutionary war.  He died in     1834, aged 78 years.

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