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This beautiful turn of the century photo is an Overview of Tioga by Ernest Inscho. Jane Webb submitted it to us.
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From Newspaper Records from Tioga County PA Multiple Volumes, Abstracted by Ruth Wetherbee, Julia Wetherbee, Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd, William A. Ladd. 

All data copied from newspaper file as it appeared in the record using their spelling. The original copies of the newspapers are on file at the Green Free Library located in Wellsboro. Published 1981 

Permission for reprinting on the Tri-County Web Sites given by Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd in 1997. This page retyped by Bruce Preston for Tri-Counties

DATE CAT. NAME TEXT
14-Jul M Alexander, Mr. John Married on the 1st inst., in Delmar, by Rev. J. F. Calkins, Mr. John Alexander to Miss Sophia Austin.
14-Jul M Austin, Miss Sophia Married on the 1st inst., in Delmar, by Rev. J. F. Calkins, Mr. John Alexander to Miss Sophia Austin.
14-Jul M Avery, Mr. Albert H. Maried in Richmond by Rev. J. F. Calkins, Mr. Albert H. Avery to Miss Emily E. Pratt.
17-Nov M Bonnell, Mr. Thomas Married--In Wellsboro, Nov. 16, by Rev. A. A. Marple, Mr. Thomas Bonnell, of Waterville, Lycoming Co., and Miss Frances S. Richards, of Wellsboro.
14-Jul D Borden, Mrs. Abigail Died---In this village, on Sunday, July 11th, at the residence of A. B. Root, of inflammation of the lungs, Mrs. Abigail Borden, of Charleston, Tioga Co., Pa., formerly of Coventry, Chenago Co., N. Y., aged 77 years.
29-Sep M Bottom, Miss Rebecca Married--On the 13th, at Farmington, by the Rev. James Gordon Carnachan, Mr. Robert H. Lugg to Miss Rebecca Bottom, daughter of Charles Bottom, all of Farmington, Pa.
07-Apr M Brage, Mrs. Elizabeth Married on the 23rd ult., by Albert Clark, Esq., Mr. John Dean to Mrs. Elizabeth Brage, both of Chatham.
31-Mar D Brewster, Hon. Jonah Death of Judge Brewster---Hon. Jonah Brewster, a well known and highly esteemed citizen of this County, died at his residence in Delmar Twp., at half past ten O'Clock, last Sunday Evening. He was born at Windham, Conn., on the 23rd of February, 1780. Soon after reaching manhood, he moved to near Cooperstown, Otsego County, N. Y., where he remained until 1811. In that year he moved to Susquehanna Co., in this state, which was then comparatively new. In 1816, only 5 years after his removal thither, he removed to this County, residing for a few years at Tioga Village, and subsequentely at this or near this Boro. In 1830 he was appointed Prothonotary of the County, and served in that laborious position until January, 1836. In 1841, he was appointed to the office of associate Judge, which he held for a period of 10 years. In addition to the several positions above mentioned, he was a member of the Electoral College, from this Congressional District, in 1844, and again in 1848. Judge B. leaves a numerous and respec
31-Mar D Brewster, Hon. Jonah At his residence, in Delmar, the 28th., Hon. Jonah Brewster, in the 79th year of his age.
19-May M Buck, H. G. Married---On the 16th inst., at Middlebury, by Daniel Holiday, Esq., Mr. H. G. Buck, of Richmond to Miss Alzida Case of Sullivan.
08-Sep D Butler, Matilda Died—In Blossburg, September 1, of Consumption, Matilda, daughter of William and Abigail Butler, aged 27 years.
19-May M Case, Miss Alzida Married---On the 16th inst., at Middlebury, by Daniel Holiday, Esq., Mr. H. G. Buck, of Richmond to Miss Alzida Case of Sullivan.
12-May M Clark, Mr. Amosa Married in Middlebury, on the 2d inst., by D. Holiday, Esq., Mr. Amosa Clark to Miss Angeline Short, both of Chatham.
31-Mar D Clymer, Ellen Died in this Boro, on the 30th inst., Ellen, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. B. Clymer, aged one year and four months.
03-Nov D Dartt, Richard M. Died--In this village, October 31st, after a short illnesss, Richard M. Dartt, aged about 19 years.
22-Sep M Dayton, Miss Eliza Married--In Nelson, on the 19th inst., by A. W. Lugg, Esq., Mr. D. Knapp, of Lawrence Township, to Miss Eliza Dayton, of Farmington.
07-Apr M Dean, Mr. John Married on the 23rd ult., by Albert Clark, Esq., Mr. John Dean to Mrs. Elizabeth Brage, both of Chatham.
22-Sep M Deifler, Miss Christania In Middlebury, on the 19th inst., by D. Holiday, Esq., Mr. Moses Wingate of Charleston, to Miss Christania Deifler, of Liberty.
08-Sep M Ervine, Mr. Andrew Married at Blossburg, on Monday, 6th inst., by Elder Sherwood, Mr. Andrew Ervine and Miss Eliza Morgan, late of this village.
08-Dec M Farr, Mr. Rufus Married--On the 1st inst., by Rev. E. B. Benedict, Mr. Rufus Farr of Wellsboro, to Miss Ellen A. Thomas, Of Charleston.
04-Aug M Fishler, Mr. George W. Married--On the 28th ult., at the Dickinson House, Corning, N. Y., by Rev. E. B. Smith, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Mr. George W. Fishler of Welsburg, N. Y., to Miss Sarah A. Sofield, daughter of John Sofield, Esq., of Morris, Tioga Co. Pa.
29-Sep M Fox, Mr. John Married--On the 16th inst., at Troy, by the Rev. S. W. Alden, Mr. John Fox of Mainsburg, (en route for New York,) to Mrs. Laura Peck, of Troy.
22-Dec D Gillette, Mr. H. B. Died--In Cherry Flats, on Monday the 20th inst., Mr. H. B. Gillette, aged 24 years.
31-Mar   Guernsey, Newbury E. Died in Tioga, the 27th. inst., of Small Pox, Newbury E., son of Joseph W. and Julia Guernsey, aged 1 year, 9 mos., and 3 days. It is singular to observe, that the child whose death is here recorded, and who was a great grandson of Judge Brewster, preceded his venerable ancestor in his entrance into the spirit world, by a single day.
17-Nov M Gurnsey, Mr. Alonzo T. Married--In the Central Congregational Church, Middleboro, Mass., on the 8th inst., by Rev. Mr. Thacher, Mr. Alonzo T. Gurnsey, of Lake Clity, Minnesota, to Miss M. Rowena Stevens, Preceptress in Pierce Acadamy.
07-Apr M Hall, infant son Died in Farmington on the 13th. ult., infant son of Reuben T., and Mary Ann Hall.
15-Dec M Harris, Miss Elizabeth Married--On the 12th inst., by Rev. Eli Gitchell, Mr. George S. Parsons of Covington to Miss Elizabeth Harris of Cherry Flats.
12-May D Howland, Mrs. Elizabeth Died---At Cedar Run, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Howland, aged 60 years.
15-Dec D Hoyt, Sophia Jeanette Died--In this village, Friday evening, Dec. 10th, Sophia Jeanette, wife of Joseph Hoyt, aged 27 years and 8 mos.
02-Jun D Ives, Eveline and Michael Jasper San Calamity--Two children drowned---We are indebted to our friend, B. B. Holiday, of Crooked Creek, for the particulars of the following casualty, which occurred near Bennett's Mills, in Middlebury, on Saturday last. It seems that Mr. Versal D. Ives was at work in his garden, which is separated from his house by a stream of water, over which there is a foot bridge, and about which his two younger children started for the garden to call him to dinner. It is supposed that in attempting to cross the bridge they fell into the water; or that one, in falling, dragged the other from the bridge. They were not seen by Mr. Ives, who soon returned to his house, when his wife inquired for the children. The father, learning of their absence, started at once for the creek, and about 25 rods below the bridge, discovered the body of his little daughter, lying by a log with her face down in the water. The little boy had floated about 3 rods farther down. The father rescued the bodies from the water, and immediately used ever
27-Oct M Kelsey, Mr. Morris Married--In Tioga, on the 20th inst., by Rev. D. L. Smith, Mr. Morris Kelsey, of Middlebury, to Miss Martha J. Roe, of Tioga.
11-Aug M Kilburn, Capt. C. L. Married--At St. Mark's Church in Penn Yan, on Wednesday evening, August 4th, 1858 by Rev. Wm. B. Otis, Capt. C. L. Kilburn, Comissory of subsistence fro the Army and Indian Agent. To Miss Mary, dau. of Gideon Wolcott, Esq., of Jerusalem. Capt. K. is known to many of our readers, having resided at Lawrenceville.
22-Sep M Knapp, Mr. D. Married--In Nelson, on the 19th inst., by A. W. Lugg, Esq., Mr. D. Knapp, of Lawrence Township, to Miss Eliza Dayton, of Farmington.
28-Apr D Lewis, Mrs. Martha Died in Charleston on the 15 inst., Mrs. Martha Lewis, in the 61st year of her age. Sister Lewis was a highly esteemed member of the Charleston Baptist Church. She----spent more than two score years in the service of God. In this, her adopted land, she has been called to follow her husband and two sons to the grave--leaving two daughters and their families to mourn their loss.
21-Jul M Longbotham, Mr. Albert Married--Lawrenceville, on Sunday the 20th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Miles. Mr. Albert Longbotham to Miss Harriet Mitchel, both of Middlebury.
29-Sep M Lugg, Mr. Robert H. Married--On the 13th, at Farmington, by the Rev. James Gordon Carnachan, Mr. Robert H. Lugg to Miss Rebecca Bottom, daughter of Charles Bottom, all of Farmington, Pa.
15-Sep M Maynard, Miss Emily Married--In Nelson, on the 2d inst., by A. W. Lugg, Esq.,Mr. Perley Strait, to Miss Emily Maynard, daughter of L. B. Maynard, Esq., both of Nelson
21-Jul M Mitchel, Miss Harriet Married--Lawrenceville, on Sunday the 20th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Miles. Mr. Albert Longbotham to Miss Harriet Mitchel, both of Middlebury.
08-Sep M Morgan, Miss Eliza Married at Blossburg, on Monday, 6th inst., by Elder Sherwood, Mr. Andrew Ervine and Miss Eliza Morgan, late of this village.
02-Jun M Newton, Charles C. Married--in Middlebury, on the 31st ult., by Daniel Holiday, Esq., Mr. Charles D. Newton to Miss Amelia Roberts, both of Farmington.
15-Dec M Parsons, Mr. George S. Married--On the 12th inst., by Rev. Eli Gitchell, Mr. George S. Parsons of Covington to Miss Elizabeth Harris of Cherry Flats.
29-Sep M Peck, Mrs. Laura Married--On the 16th inst., at Troy, by the Rev. S. W. Alden, Mr. John Fox of Mainsburg, (en route for New York,) to Mrs. Laura Peck, of Troy.
08-Dec M Potter, Mr. J. B. Married--On the 3d inst., by Rev. J. F. Calkins, Mr J. B. Potter, of Middlebury Centre, to Miss A. E. Rockwell of Cherry Flats.
14-Jul M Pratt, Emely E. Maried in Richmond by Rev. J. F. Calkins, Mr. Albert H. Avery to Miss Emily E. Pratt.
17-Nov M Richards, Miss Frances S. Married--In Wellsboro, Nov. 16, by Rev. A. A. Marple, Mr. Thomas Bonnell, of Waterville, Lycoming Co., and Miss Frances S. Richards, of Wellsboro.
02-Jun M Roberts, Miss Amelia Married--in Middlebury, on the 31st ult., by Daniel Holiday, Esq., Mr. Charles D. Newton to Miss Amelia Roberts, both of Farmington.
08-Dec M Rockwell, Miss A. E. Married--On the 3d inst., by Rev. J. F. Calkins, Mr J. B. Potter, of Middlebury Centre, to Miss A. E. Rockwell of Cherry Flats.
27-Oct M Roe, Miss Martha J. Married--In Tioga, on the 20th inst., by Rev. D. L. Smith, Mr. Morris Kelsey, of Middlebury, to Miss Martha J. Roe, of Tioga.
12-May M Short, Miss Angeline Married in Middlebury, on the 2d inst., by D. Holiday, Esq., Mr. Amosa Clark to Miss Angeline Short, both of Chatham.
04-Aug M Sofield, Miss Sarah A. Married--On the 28th ult., at the Dickinson House, Corning, N. Y., by Rev. E. B. Smith, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Mr. George W. Fishler of Welsburg, N. Y., to Miss Sarah A. Sofield, daughter of John Sofield, Esq., of Morris, Tioga Co. Pa.
21-Apr D Stevens, Infant Son Died--in Middlebury, on the 16th inst., of Scarlet Fever, an infant child of Eza and Harriet Stevens, aged 7 weeks.
17-Nov M Stevens, Miss M. Rowena Married--In the Central Congregational Church, Middleboro, Mass., on the 8th inst., by Rev. Mr. Thacher, Mr. Alonzo T. Gurnsey, of Lake Clity, Minnesota, to Miss M. Rowena Stevens, Preceptress in Pierce Acadamy.
15-Sep M Strait, Mr. Perley Married--In Nelson, on the 2d inst., by A. W. Lugg, Esq.,Mr. Perley Strait, to Miss Emily Maynard, daughter of L. B. Maynard, Esq., both of Nelson
26-May O Sykes, Mr. Samuel Obituary---(Published by request)--Mr. Samuel Sykes, departed this life, May 1, 1858, in the 53d year of his age, at his residence, in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pa. Friend Sykes removed from Sykesville, Burlington Co. New Jersey, in the year 1831 to this township, where he remained until removed by the hand of death. He was brought up by the order of the Friends. His last illness---was but two short weeks---a loving sister came from his native town just in time to console him---this dear little wife stood at his bedside by night and day, administering aid to her dying husband. E. M. Bailey---Mansfield--May 22, 1858.
08-Dec D Taylor, Findlay McKean Died--In this village, on Tuesday morning, December 7th, Findlay McKean, son of Lorenzo D. and Julia A. Taylor, aged six years.
08-Dec M Thomas Miss Ellen A. Married--On the 1st inst., by Rev. E. B. Benedict, Mr. Rufus Farr of Wellsboro, to Miss Ellen A. Thomas, Of Charleston.
22-Sep M Wingate, Mr. Moses In Middlebury, on the 19th inst., by D. Holiday, Esq., Mr. Moses Wingate of Charleston, to Miss Christania Deifler, of Liberty.
11-Aug M Wolcutt, Miss Mary Married--At St. Mark's Church in Penn Yan, on Wednesday evening, August 4th, 1858 by Rev. Wm. B. Otis, Capt. C. L. Kilburn, Comissory of subsistence fro the Army and Indian Agent. To Miss Mary, dau. of Gideon Wolcott, Esq., of Jerusalem. Capt. K. is known to many of our readers, having resided at Lawrenceville.
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 10/04/2001
By Joyce M. Tice
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