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Records from 1812 to 1820

Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Pennsylvania

By Clement F. Heverly

in Two Volumes

1913 & 1915

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The following is extracted from Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913
EARLY MARRIAGES, JUSTICES AND MINISTERS IN BRADFORD COUNTY

Records From 1812 to 1820

Justices of the Peace commissioned for Bradford county from 1812 to 1820 were: 1812--John Shepard of Athens, Samuel Gore of Sheshequin, Noah Wilson of Canton, John Saltmarsh of Athens, Chester Gridley of Orwell, Moses Coolbaugh of Wysox, James Mattocks of Springfield, Elisha Rich of Troy, Guy Wells of Wyalusing, Jonathan Terry of Terry, William Furman of Columbia, Seely Crofut of LeRoy; 1813--Charles Brown of Monroe, Isaac Seymour of Pike, John Dobbins of Burlington, Jared Holcomb of Ulster, Samuel Wood of Smithfield, Burr Ridgway of Towanda, Benjamin Ackley of Wyalusing, Jesse Ross of Pike; 1814--Howard Spalding of Canton, Harry Morgan of Wysox; 1815--Edmund Russell of Windham, Samuel Strait of Columbia, Lemuel Streator of Orwell; 1816--Isaac Chaapel of LeRoy, George Hyde of Wells, Eliphalet Mason of Monroe, Churchill Barnes of Troy; 1817--Livingston Jenks of Warren, Daniel Park of Litchfield, Elnathan Goodrich of Columbia; 1818--Abiram Pierce of Smithfield, Samuel Knapp of LeRoy, David Soper of Burlington, Charles Taylor of Columbia, Salmon Keeney of Wyalusing, Vine Baldwin of Ridgbury, Abraham Minier of Ulster; 1819--Theron Darling of Orwell, Aaron Chubbuck of Orwell, Parley Coburn of Warren, Cornwall Brush of Pike, Salmon Bosworth of Pike.

Ministers taking charges or on circuits were: 1812--Samuel King; 1814--John Bascom, John Griffing, Caleb Kendall, Philo Barbary, Renaldo M. Everts, Manning B. Roche, Nehemiah H. Ripley, Simeon Powers, Hezekiah West; 1815--Elisha Bibbins, Salmon King, Jonathan Stone; 1816--John Hazzard; 1817--Thos. B. Beebe, Edward Davenport, Isaiah Butler; 1818--Elijah King, Andrew Peck; 1819--Benjamin Oviatt, David A. Balcom, Nehemiah Ripley and Rev. Ellis.
 
 

Marriages--1812

February 13, in Sheshequin, Henry Welles of Athens and Sally, daughter of John and Wealthy Ann (Gore) Spalding.

February 16, in Sheshequin by Justice Samuel Gore, John M. Hicks of Watertown (Rome) and Miss Eunice, daughter of John C. and Deborah (Williams) Forbes of Sheshequin.

March 25, by Justice William Myer, Caleb Shores of Wysox and Miss Anna, daughter of Richard and Tabitha (Jane) Horton of Sheshequin.

May 31, by Justice George Scott, David Horton and Miss Hannah, daughter of Abel and Sally (Wilcox) Newell, all of Sheshequin.

October 4, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Henry Hibbard and Peggy, daughter of Cherick and Rachel Westbrook, both of Ulster.

October 22, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Robert Russell and Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Isaac and Sally (Gore) Cash, both of Ulster.

November 15, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Stephen Merrithew and Peggy Dalton, both of Claverack.

December 6, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Noah Spalding of Towanda and Huldah, daughter of Daniel Kellogg of Ulster.

December 3, Justus Lewis of Wyalusing and Miss Polly, daughter of Elisha and Lucina (Warner) Keeler of Pike.

December 31, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Silas Burrell and Sarah Granger, both of Ulster.

----------Truman Holcomb of LeRoy and Miss Lydia, daughter of Ephraim and Lois (Chapman) Ladd. This was the first marriage in Albany township.

----------by Justice John Saltmarsh of Athens, Abel Leonard and Miss Abi (Abigail,) daughter of Ezekiel and Rhoda Leonard. This was the first wedding in Springfield township.
 
 

1813

February 4, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Josiah Woodworth and Sally Lockwood both of Ulster.

"Sheshequin, Feb. 4, 1813

SAMUEL GORE, ESQUIRE,

Sir:--Mr. Josiah Woodworth, who now lives with me, has requested that I send to you to come this evening (Thursday) and marry him to Sally Lockwood. Come down with Samuel Kennedy, Calista and Sally. Be here about candle lighting.

OBAD GORE"

February 22, in Sheshequin, Elijah Townsend and Miss Sally M. daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Brokaw) Gore.

February, in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, Justus Vaughn and Sally Vincent.

May 20, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Thomas Lewis and Patty Dulittle.

June 13, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Isaac S. Horton and Miss Hannah, daughter of John and Elizabeth, (Snyder) Elliott.

June in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, Isaac Sutton and Miss Hannah, daughter of James and Hannah (Phelps) Quick of Wilmot.

September 13, in Towanda, by Justice Burr Ridgway, Thomas Overton of Ulster and Miss Mary Tracy of Towanda

December 13, in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, Joseph Babcock and Polly Bixby.

-----------, John Lyons and Miss Jemima, daughter of Richard and Tabitha (Jane) Horton, all of Sheshequin.
 
 

1814

January 20, by Justice Samuel Gore, Warren Brown and Miss Ruth, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Spalding) Kinney, all of Sheshequin.

March 2, Cornelius Coolbaugh of Wysox and Miss Jemima, daughter of Sheffield and Eunice (Ross) Wilcox of Albany.

March 6, by Justice Noah Wilson, Elihu Case and Miss Charlotte, daughter of Jareb Palmer, both of Troy.

"At Burlington, by Rev. Mr. Ripley, Jehiel Ferris, aged 75, and Miss Elizabeth Prouty, aged 19; after a courtship of fifteen minutes"--Bradford Gazette of April 26, 1814.

June 19, in Wysox, by Justice Harry Morgan, Daniel Coolbaugh and Anna Vaughn of Standing Stone.

June 19, by Burr Ridgway, Daniel Kenyon and Miss Sarah, daughter of Adrian Post, all of Wysox.

June 24, in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, Nathaniel Viall and Hannah Gaskell.

July 2, Col. Robert Spalding of Sheshequin and Miss Aurelia, daughter of Elisha and Cynthia (Stephens) Satterlee of Athens.

July 3, Obadiah Gore Spalding and Miss Chlotilda, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Bartlett) Hoyt, all of Sheshequin.

July 23, by Rev. M. Miner York, Jesse Woodruff and Mrs. Polly (Dobbins) Ballard, both of Towanda.

August 7, in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, Joseph Frisbie and Catherine Wheeler.

September 1, Ebenezer P. Clark of Towanda and Miss Polly, daughter of Jesse and Jane (Miller) Smith of Wysox.

September 27, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, John Williams and Hannah Roberts.

September 27, Stephen Cranmer and Miss Polly, daughter of Godfrey and Polly (Croft) Vought, both of Wysox (Rome.)

September, Andrew Irvine of Towanda and Miss Catharine McAffee of Northumberland county, Pa.

November 24, in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, Daniel Vargason and Amy Johnson.

December 29, by Justice Samuel Gore, Henry Smith and Miss Anna, daughter of William W. and Rebecca (Spalding) Spalding of Sheshequin.
 
 

1815

June 8, in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, John M. Quick and Sally Preston.

July 6, in Towanda, by Justice Burr Ridgway, Samuel Landrus and Miss Mercy, daughter of John and Phoebe Smith, all of Towanda.

November 12, in Terrytown, Rev. M. Miner York, John P. Stalford and Miss Lucy, daughter of Major John and Deborah (Terry) Horton.

November 16, by Justice Burr Ridgway, Seneca Simons and Miss Nancy Wilcox, both of Towanda township.

November 26, in Towanda, by Justice Burr Ridgway, William Means, Jr., and Miss Eunice Hewitt, both of Towanda.

December 24, Samuel Coolbaugh of Wysox and Miss Nancy Ogden of Wyalusing.
 
 

1816
 
 

February 3, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Luther Carner and Miss Wealthy Ann, daughter of Col. John and Wealthy Ann (Gore) Spalding.

February 29, in Asylum, by Justice Charles Brown, James P. Quick and Miss Maria Vincent.

February 29, in Warren, by Justice Burr Ridgway, Arunah Case and Miss Sally Wate.

March 13, in Ulster, Colonel Edmund Lockwood and Mrs. Mary Ann Russell, both of Ulster.

June 17, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, John Hemenway and Deborah Gray.

July 1, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, William Thompson and Elizabeth Gale.

July 16, Major John Horton, Jr., of Terrytown and Miss Nancy G. daughter of John Miller.

July 28, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, David Thindy and Miss Charity, daughter of Timothy and Mary (Brink) Culver.

November 24, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Russell Pemberton and Huldah Carner.

-----------, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, William Elliott and Hipzaby Mastin.

----------, in Monroe, John Heverly and Miss Almira, daughter of Amasa and Eunice (Chadwick) Kellogg. Mr. and Mrs. Heverly were the first groom and bride in Overton township (then Asylum).

----------, by Rev. John Hazzard, John Morley and Miss Orilla, daughter of Edward Cogswell. This was the first marriage within the present bounds of Tuscarora township.
 
 

Overton’s First Bride and Groom

John Heverly with his father and brothers formed the first settlement in Overton, moving into a great wilderness 14 miles from their nearest neighbor. The family were Pennsylvania Germans and for six years the only female of the place was Mr. Heverly’s mother. In 1816, he married Miss Almira Kellogg of Monroe and they began housekeeping in a log cabin without doors or windows, hanging up sheets to keep out the rain and snow. These were the inviting surroundings, faced by Overton’s first bride, but without fear or murmur, she shared most heroically the privations and hardships with the man of her choice. Mr. and Mrs. Heverly reared a family of 10 children all of whom grew up and married. The former died in 1864 in his 77th year, and the latter in 1880, aged 81.
 
 

1817

May 18, by Justice Charles Brown, Samuel Marshall and Miss Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Bartlett) Hoyt, both of Sheshequin.

July 20, in the log meeting house in Merryall, by Rev. M. Miner York, Thomas Ingham of Sugar Run and Miss Eunice, daughter of Major John and Deborah (Terry) Horton of Terrytown.

September 5, by Justice Isaac Seymour of Pike, John Phillips and Miss A. Humphrey.

September 24, in Standing Stone, Charles F. Homet, Jr., and Miss Lucy, daughter of Jonathan and Eleanor (Adams) Stevens.

September 25, in Wysox, by Justice Samuel Gore, Jacob Howard and Emma Park.

October 11, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, John E. Westley and Celinda Grover.
 
 

1818

March 16, Stephen Strickland of Wysox and Miss Mary, daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Sly) DeWitt of Burlington.

April 28, by Justice Harry Morgan, Gurdon Carpenter and Miss Orilia, daughter of Ezra and Anna Rutty, both of Towanda.

May 24, in Terrytown, by Justice Jonathan Terry, John Hollenback and Miss Rebecca, daughter of John Birney of Wyalusing.

June 7, Irad Wilson of Canton and Miss Sally Maria Elliott.

November 25, Ebenezer Whitney and Miss Betsey, daughter of John and Nancy (Whitman) Woodburn, both of Wysox.

December 22, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Seth Briggs and Elizabeth Goodrich.
 
 

1819

February 11, Alvin Whitney and Miss Mary, daughter of John and Nancy (Whitman) Woodburn, both of Wysox

May 20, in Sheshequin, by Justice Samuel Gore, Frederick Steurt and -------Smith.

December 4, in Pike, by Justice Cornwall Brush, Stephen Brink and Dima Bosworth.
 
 

SUBMITTED BY PAT RAYMOND