Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Historic Houses in Our Area
Wells Township, Pennsylvania
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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Photo: Residences in Wells Township
Township: Wells Township & Borough, Bradford County PA
Photos and text from J Kelsey Jones 
An 1884 newspaper furnished the following - "Dunning Killgore has his handsome new residence nearly completed. It is one of the handsomest  edifices in Northwestern Bradford, is perfectly designed, and is painted with all of the showy colors of the season. If a beautiful home and loving family contribute to a man's happiness, Mr. Killgore must truly be the happiest man in Wells." Dunning Killgore and Helen VanKirk resided in the home and later their son Enoch Ayers Killgore and Louise Shafer Roy. The home is on Coryland Park Road and is now (2008) the residence of Bruce Roy and family.
Home occupied by William Rundell Knapp and Sarah Payne, later Henry T. Benedict and Wealthy Miller who sold to John Fitzsimmons and Alice Beers, which then passed to Dr. George O'Hanlon in 1888 who leased the farm to various families. The photo says "The Messings on the O'Hanlon farm." The house and farm were purchased from George O'Hanlon in 1938 by John Jones and Alice Mae Orton. The home is now (2008) owned by their son John Jones Jr., and Marilyn Laurene Noble and occupied by their son John Keavin Jones and Susan Marie White. The home is situated at the junction of Routes 328 and 549.

Fitzsimmons Home

Home of David C. Corey and Mary Jane Bowman at northeast corner of crossroads at Coryland. House no longer exists.
Home of Alonzo C. Noble and Aurelia Landers built about 1846 which became the home of their son George W. Noble and Mary Maria Pellet which became the home of their son Alonzo Pellet Noble and Helene Corey which became the home of their son Glenn Corey Noble and Berdena Mae Kilgore which became the home of their grandson Tommy Eugene Noble and Shirley Ann Hall and now (2008) occupied by Shirley. The home is in central Wells on Coryland Road.
Home of Alexander Roy and Joanna McWhorter and later their son John Alexander Roy and Hannah Jones, in the Seeley Creek Valley some distance from the east side of the main highway north of Mosherville. Photo October 2009. JKJ
Home of Floyd S. Helme and Betsey C. Jones situated in the Seeley Creek Valley on the west side of the main road between Mosherville and the state line. Age of house unknown. House exists on 1858 and 1869 maps. Helme family settled on the property (third farm from state line) in 1845 acquiring from the Sayre family. Floyd and Betsey's daughter Emma Helme wife of Tartullus Jones Garrison sold the property in 1917 to Lyman Brewer and Mary Oldroyd. The property was later sold to Roy Jones and Margaret Elizabeth Aumick. While they owned the home it was a two-family tenant home and was severely destroyed by fire in the 1960's and nearly the entire south wing was removed. The property was acquired by their daughter Deborah Lynn Jones and her husband Keith Morgan who have  improved the remaining portion of the home to its original state.

First photo is from April 1951 and shown in the photo is Raymond Jones, Eddie Easton, John Jones, Jr., and Charles Jones.

Second photo is from September 1951 after the home was renovated and sided. Shown in the photo is John Jones, Jr., who resided in the north half of the house with wife Marilyn Laurene Jones for a few years and brother Raymond Jones and wife Julia Zahorian resided in the south half for a few years while owned by their brother Roy Jones and wife Margaret Elizabeth Aumick.

Third photo is the south side of the home (Apr 1951) and shown in the photo is Julia Zahorian wife of Raymond Jones.

Fourth photo is rear of house (Apri 1951)

J. Kelsey Jones

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 27 JUL 2008
By Joyce M. Tice
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