Mt. Pisgah in Springfield 1880s
|Subj: Moses Gustin Mt. Pisgah Tower
Date: 08/08/2000 1:02:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
John Salisbury of Phepls, NYcame to the Troy/Springfield Township area in 1831 and bought a 400 acre farm which included all or part of Mt. Pisgah. On May 31, 1832, he married Hannah Grace, daughter of William Grace and Hannah Salisbury , her Mother was a 1st Cousin to John Salisbury. Hannah Grace's Grandmother was Mara SARGEANT (Grace), the "Molly Pitcher" of the battle at Bunker Hill.. The farm that John Salisbury and Hannah Grace owned was on Sugar Creek (today'sLleonard Creek that flows into Sugar Creek). They cut the white pine timber and cleared the land. John Salisbury had a sawmill on Sugar Creek.
As John approached old age, he divided his property among his children. His son Elon G. had maried a Sullivan Co. girl (my G Grandmother Vicilla Chloe Shadduck) in Fox Township and John had helped them buy a farm in Fox. The Bradford Co. property was divided among the other 5 children. John Jefferson got the part mainly lying on the West side of Sugar Creek. To Mary he gave the Northeast section, including Mt. Pisgah. William rec'vd the section West of Mary's including the old homestead. Samuel Wilder the section South of William's and Olive the Southeast section.
Mary had married Moses Gustin, a photographer in Troy, Pa. on
Aug 26, 1856. Some time later, but not later than 1880, Moses Gustin, built
the tower on Mt. Pisgah. A Niece, Hannah Eudora SALISBURY "Brenchley
Gilbert", who celebrated her 92 nd birthday, Aug 19, 1964, remembers going
to Mt. Pisgah as a little girl. She was writing of visiting her Aunt
Mary Gustin. She thought it was so wonderful to climb to the top of the
tower and look off so far with a telescope.
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|Mt. Pisgah dominates the scenery in the surrounding area.
It is the highest peak in the state of Pennsylvania.