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"


Warren township was formed in 1813, taken from Orwell and Rush.  It is situated in the northeastern portion of Bradford county, and is bounded on the north by the state of New York, on the east by Susquehanna county, on the south by the township of Pike, on the west by Orwell and Windham.  The surface is uneven and broken, but the lands are quite well adapted to grazing and the dairy.  The Wappasenning creek and its tributaries are the principal streams in the township.

The early settlers were:  James Bowen, William Arnold, William Harding, Thomas Gibson, Ebenezer Coburn, Jonathan Coburn, Clement Corbin, Seneca Allen, Ebenezer Lee, Roswell Lee, henry Billings, Parley Coburn, Azariah Spalding, Arnold Armstrong, Jeremiah Dewing, Luther Buffington, Livingston Jenks, Capt. Leonard Case, Nathan Young, Richard Merrill, Thomas Corbin, Jacob Burbank, Samuel Griswold, Hezekiah Billings, Oliver Cooper, Abel Prince, Joseph Prince, George Pendleton, Robert Lee, Alfred Allen, Charles Sutton, Robert Sutton, Isaac VanBrunt, Samuel Mason, Lewis Barton, Samuel F. Mapes, John Pendleton, Preserve Buffington, Andrew Dewing.

--Warren was originally known as “Martell.”
--Noah Bowen built the first grist mill, in 1802.
--The first school was taught by Robert Lee, in 1807.
--Theda Corbin, was the first death in the township.
--William Arnold froze to death, in the winter of 1803.
--The first church erected, was by the Presbyterians, in 1832.
--Livingston Jenks, opened the first store in Warren, in 1810.
--Rev. Salmon King, was the first Presbyterian minister, in Warren.
--An epidemic prevailed in Warren, in 1814.  A number of deaths occurred.
--There was a beaver’s dam on the Wappasenning, when the first settlers came to Warren.
--Amos Coburn built the first framed house, and at its completion, had a “house warming,”  in 1814.
--Warren was named in honor of General Joseph Warren, who was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill.
--Capt. George Pendleton, an early settler of Warren, was captain of a war sloop, in the war of 1812.
--In 1804, there were only fourteen taxables in the township.  There are now 329, with about 1,400  inhabitants.
--James Bowen, William Arnold, William Harding, Thomas Gibson, settled in Warren,  simultaneously, in 1798.
--There are four postoffices in the township, viz:   South Warren, Warren Center, Warrenham and West Warren.
--Benedict Arnold, son of William and Elizabeth Arnold, was born in the year 1800, was the first  white child born in Warren township.  Claim is made that Harry Bowen, son of James Bowen  was born a few days earlier than Benedict Arnold.

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