Maple Syrup time in Bradford County
Photo March 2000 by Joyce M. Tice
Elijah Calhoun appears on the 1812-13 assessment list of Wells and died or removed from the township as he does not appear on the 1814 assessment list.
Truman Calhoun b. 16 July 1769 Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut son of David Calhoun and Lois Chittenden m. 15 Sept 1801 at the Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Greene County, New York, Elizabeth Judson, both of Freehold, b. c. 1776 daughter of Solomon Judson. They perhaps arrived in Wells with the Judson families before 1810. Truman is the Freeman Calhoun enumerated with a wife and five sons under the age of ten in the 1810 census of Smithfield Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (Bradford County and Wells Township had not yet been formed and were part of Smithfield in 1810). Truman petitioned with others in 1812 to create a road from the state line through the Seeley Creek Valley and south through Wells and on to Sugar Creek near Troy. Truman appears on the 1814 assessment list of Wells. On the 1818 assessment Truman was a farmer. Residence was in the Seeley Creek Valley near Mosherville. On the 1821 asessment Truman transfered his property to William Thomas Bird. Enumerated in Ohio Township, Clermont County, Ohio in 1830. Enumerated in Ohio Township in 1840. Elizabeth was residing with son Judson in 1850 in Ohio Township, age 74.
1. Judson Calhoun b. Sept 1802.
2. William Calhoun b. c. 1803-6.
3. son b. c. 1805.
4. son b. c. 1806.
5. Warren Calhoun b. 13 Mar 1808 (1820 Wells assessment).
6. Naomi Calhoun b. 30 Mar 1810 (1820 Wells assessment) residing with brother Judson in 1850, single; residing in Ohio Township with sister Catherine in 1860, single; residing with sister Catherine in 1870.
7. son b. 1821-25.
8. Catherine Calhoun b. c. 1823 residing with brother Judson in 1850, residing with sister Naomi in 1860, single, m. Elisha Emmons b. c. 1810 and they were enumerated in Monroe Township, Clermont County, Ohio in 1870.
1. Judson Calhoun b. Sept 1802 m. 6 Apr 1826 Maria Morin c. 1806 Ohio. Enumerated in New Richmond Township, Clermont County, Ohio in 1830 next to brother William. Enumerated in Ohio Township, Clermont County, Ohio in 1840 next to brother William. Enumerated in Ohio Township in 1850, farmer.
daughter b. 1826-30.
perhaps Lewis Calhoun b. c. 1828 m. 11 May 1856 in Clermont County, Elizabeth Stroup, enumerated in East Liverpool. Columbiana County, Ohio in 1880.
John G. R. Calhoun b. c. 1830.
daughter b. c. 1832.
Wesley Calhoun b. c. 1834.
Ann Calhoun, known as Nancy, b. c. 1836.
Matilda Calhoun b. 1 Aug 1838 m. 13 Oct 1861 Thomas Castlen and she d. 21 Mar 1922 buried Greenmoun Cemetery, New Richmond Township.
son b. c. 1840.
Catherine Calhoun b. c. 1841.
Isaac J. Calhoun b. c. 1844.
Orin Calhoun b. c. 1846.
James W. Calhoun b. c. 1849.
2. William Calhoun b. c. 1803-6 was enumerated with a wife in New Richmond Township, Clermont County, Ohio in 1830 next to brother Judson. Enumerated in Ohio Township, Clermont County in 1840 next to brother Judson.
daughter b. 1831-35.
son b. 1836-40.
son b. 1836-40.
5. Warren Calhoun b. 13 Mar 1808 evidently returned to Wells when he first appears on the 1835 and 1836 assessment lists.
James Calkins b. 12 May 1789 Duanesburg, New York son of Moses Calkins and Thankful Stevens who settled at West Burlington, Bradford County in 1794. James m. Huldah Dewey of Sullivan Township, Tioga County, New York b. 17 July 1798 Feeding Hills, Hampden County, Massachusetts daughter of Josiah Dewey and Hannah Babcock. Enumerated in Columbia Township, Bradford County in 1820 with one daughter in their household. Enumerated in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1830 with five children in their household. In later census records and cemetery marker the name was Calkin. Enumerated in Burlington, Bradford County in 1840.Enumerated 1850 census of Wells. James d. 14 Dec 1852 63y 7m 2d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.
1. Thankful Amanda Calkins b. 15 Dec 1818 m. 16 Mar 1840
Isaac St. John Rumsey and she d. 26 Apr 1898 Leroy, Minnesota.
2. son b. c. 1821-25.
3. daughter b. 1821-25.
4. Joel Calkin b. c. 1827 Pennsylvania m. Mary E.
5. son b. c. 1829.
6. daughter b. c. 1830.
7. daughter b. c. 1832.
8. Emeline Calkin b. c. 1834 Pennsylvania.
9. Ezra Calkin b. c. 1836 Pennsylvania.
Robert A. Campbell first appears on the 1834 assessment list of Wells arriving from Hector, New York. He does not appear on the 1838 list or thereafter.
William Canfield b. c. 1828/9 m. Joanna Johnson b. c. 1831 daughter of Alexander Johnson and Harriet Baker. Enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1860, laborer. Served in Company A, 107th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. Removed to Wells. William d. 15 Aug 1893 64y (ts) at farm of Frank Cassada near Pine City (obituary) buried Mosherville Cemetery. Joanna was living in the 1900 Wells Township directory.
1. Lewis G. Canfield b. c. 1854.
2. Sarah A. Canfield b. c. 1858.
3. Rosetta Canfield b. Dec 1869.
Myron Canfield b. c. 1830 and wife Jeanette b. c. 1836 resided present Farm View Road in northern Wells. Enumerated in Wells in 1880.
1. George B. Canfield b. 9 June 1863.
2. Bert Canfield b. c. 1873.
3. Gertrude Canfield b. c. 1877.
1. George B. Canfield b. 9 June 1863 m. 29 Oct 1888 Emma Eliza Shirner b. 26 May 1868 Wells daughter of John Thomas Shirner and Sarah Johnson. George d. 1920 at 713 Casey Street, Elmira, New York buried Mosherville. Emma d. 7 Nov 1935. Dates and names below from family bible.
Harry L. Canfield b. 5 Aug 1889 Wells d. 14 Sept 1896 Wells buried
Mosherville Cemetery, no marker. Bradford County
death record states d. 25 Sept 1896.
Effie May Canfield b. 9 Aug 1891 Wells.
Raymond Canfield b. 2 Nov 1893 Wells d. 1943.
Charles Canfield b. 2 Oct 1895 Wells d. 19 Nov 1960.
Mattie Canfield b. 10 Apr 1897 Wells d. 20 Oct 1918.
Frank Canfield b. 8 Feb 1899 Wells d. 24 Dec 1923.
Albert Loren Canfield b. 10 Mar 1900 Wells d. 16 Apr 1971.
Lily Dot Canfield (twin) b. 13 May 1904 Seely Creek, Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York d. 1 Sept 1905.
Cora Canfield (twin) b. 13 May 1904 Seely Creek d. 13 May 1904.
Frank Canfield, of 108 West Hudson street, died at 1 o'clock Sunday morning, aged twenty-four years. The remains repose at the Campbell undertaking rooms. He is survived by his widow; his mother, Mrs. George Canfield of Wells, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Emmett Miller of Elmira; three brothers, Loren A., of Elmira; Ray of Millerton, Pa., and Charles of Blue Springs, Neb. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Mosherville. Burial in the Mosherville cemetery (obituary).
Andrew Canfield resided near State Line. Wife d. at Elmira age 31 buried Mosherville survived by Andrew and three children. One of the three children, a daughter d. less than three months later.
Joseph Capron b. 18 June 1793 son of Jeremiah Capron and Jerusha Hartshorn, veteran War of 1812, first appears on the 1820 assessment list of Wells as a single male. Joseph’s sister Charity Capron and her husband Bartlett Seeley had previously removed to Wells. Joseph m. Mary Judson b. 29 Sept 1795 Greenville, New York daughter of Solomon Judson. Enumerated in Wells in 1830 with three daughters and a son in their household and a female of age 60 and under age 70, perhaps Joseph’s mother as Mary’s mother was already deceased. Joseph d. 21 July 1840 47y 23d (ts) and Mary d. 7 Nov 1884 89y (ts) Mosherville Cemetery. According to the Reporter Journal, Towanda, Pennsylvania, May 28, 1885, she was living at the age of 88 years. Her marker either incorrectly inscribed or the article on families of Wells township appeared in the newspaper many months after the family interviews. Jerusah Hartshorn is related to have d. and buried at West Almond, Allegany County, New York.
1. Charlotte Capron b. 18 May 1826.
2. Mary Jane Capron b. 1 Apr 1829 enumerated in James Osgood household in 1850, d. 24 Feb 1854 24y 10m 23d (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.
3. Myron Capron b. 28 Apr 1831.
1. Charlotte Capron b. 18 May 1826 m. 23 Mar 1848 George H. Shepherd b. 19 Jan 1819 Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York. Charlotte d. 4 June 1856 30y 17d (ts) Mosherville Cemetery. George d. 9 Apr 1892 at residence of son, L. F. Shepherd at 1301 Franklin Street, Oakland, California. About four years before his death he had resided on his ranch at Lukeville, Oregon and had gone on a vist to Oakland six months before his death. The daughter, Frances below would have been born before their marriage date, marriage date or marker incorrect.
Frances E. Shepherd b. 1848 d. 24 July 1849 1y 5m 22d (ts) Mosherville
William E. Shepherd b. 1849/50 resided New York City in 1892.
Frances Shepherd m. James K. Ingalls, resided Lukeville, Oregon in 1892.
L. F. Shepherd resided Oakland, California in 1892.
3. Myron Capron b. 28 Apr 1831 m. Millie A. Barnes b. 10 July 1839 daughter of John J. Barnes and Phebe Ann Miller. In 1858 resided east side of Judson Hill Road south of Mosherville. Millie d. 21 Apr 1906 (ts) and Myron d. 15 June 1916 (ts) Mosherville Cemetery. Adopted son, Ernest b. c. 1875.
Nettie Isabella Capron b. 8 Mar 1860 d. 15 Apr 1863 (ts) Mosherville
Mary E. Capron b. 28 May 1863 d. 25 Sept 1864 (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.
James Carley m. 1813 Chestina Treman bpt 1796 Egermont, Massachusetts daughter of Jared Treman. Resided Hector, Tompkins (now Schuyler) County, New York. James d. 1817 Hector. Chestina m. (2)Solomon Smith and they resided Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. James Minor Carley b. 11 Apr 1815 New York state son of James Carley and Chestina Treman first appears on the 1836 assessment list of Wells, blacksmith. James m. Amanda Trask b. 21 Oct 1819 New Jersey. Enumerated 1850 census of Wells. Amanda d. 29 May 1851 (ts). Wife, Ursula b. 16 Jan 1827 d. 29 June 1883 (ts) and James d. 18 Apr 1890 (ts) all buried Jobs Corners Cemetery, Jackson Township, Tioga County.
1. John Carley b. 1837 Pennsylvania.
2. Jacob Carley b. 13 Mar 1842 d. 17 Apr 1861 (ts) Jobs Corners Cemetery.
3. Francis (male, 1850 census) or Frances (ts) Carley b. 4 Apr 1848 d. 29 Aug 1863 (ts) Jobs Corners Cemetery.
1. John Carley b. 1837 m. Mary A. Updyke b. 1837. Mary d. 1909 (ts) and John d. 1919 (ts) Jobs Corners Cemetery.
Frances Estelle Carley b. 1867.
Harriet Gladys Carley b. 1869 m. Mark Rockwell Lefler.
Caroline M. Carley b. 1871.
Clarence John Carley b. 1873.
John Carpenter b. c. 1814 New York state and wife, Sally b. c. 1816 Vermont enumerated 1850 census of Wells. Children all b. Pennsylvania.
1. Mary Carpenter b. c. 1838.
2. Ellen Carpenter b. c. 1839.
3. Silas Carpenter b. c. 1841.
4. Matilda Carpenter b. c. 1843.
5. Lawrence Carpenter b. c. 1845.
6. Anna Carpenter b. c. 1846.
7. Catherine Carpenter b. c. 1849.
William Carr appears on the 1775 assessment of Orange County, New York and had the following children:
1. John Carr b. 5 May 1759 Warwick, Orange County, New York.
2. William Carr, Jr., b. 1761.
3. Robert Carr b. 27 July 1763.
4. Margaret Carr b. c. 1765 m. John McWhorter.
5. David Carr.
1. John Carr b. 5 May 1758 (typed manuscript) 25 May 1759 (pension application) resided at Warwick, New York when he enlisted in the American Revolution (S29055). John m. 5 May 1781 Amy Armstrong b. 20 Apr 1762 daughter of John Armstrong and Sarah McWhorter. Enumerated in Warwick in 1800, 1810 and 1820. Removed in 1822 (pension application) to Southport, Chemung County, New York. Enumerated in Southport in the 1825 state census with three males and four females in the household, two of the males subject to military duty and three males eligible to vote. Enumerated in Southport in 1830 with one male of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), one male of age seventy and under age eighty (b. 1751-60), and one female of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25) in the household. John made application for pension 4 Sept 1832. John was an 1840 pensioner in the town of Southport, residing with son Nathan. John d. 11 Sept 1848 Florida, Orange County, New York.
Old typed manuscript, no author or date given, at the Chemung County Historical Society gives dates of birth for John and Amy and their children.
6. Peninah Carr b. 16 Feb 1782 m. 10 June 1801 Jonas Roe
III and she d. 15 Nov 1849 Florida, Orange County,
7. Dorothy Carr b. 30 Dec 1783 m. Nathan Rowlee.
8. John Armstrong Carr b. 10 Oct 1785.
9. Hannah Carr b. 12 Nov 1788.
10. Anna Carr b. 19 Oct 1790.
11. Nathan Carr b. 22 Apr 1794.
12. David Carr b. 1 Sept 1796.
13. Samuel Carr b. 12 Mar 1798.
14. James Carr b. 22 July 1801.
15. Austin Carr b. 1 Dec 1803.
16. Elvina Carr b. 6 Jan 1807 m. Timothy Beers.
2. William Carr b. 1761 was a revolutionary soldier, private 4th regiment, Orange County, New York was a substitute for brothers, Robert and David. Enumerated in Warwick, Orange County in 1800 with one male under age ten (b. 1791-1800), one male of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-90), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74), one female under age ten (b. 1791- 1800), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1785-90), one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1775-84), one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1756-74), one female over age forty five (b. before 1755), and one other free person in the household. Enumerated as William Carr, Jr., in Orange County, New York in 1810. William was allowed a pension 4 Sept 1832 (S12445) while a resident of Warwick, New York. Removed from Orange County in 1836 to Southport, Chemung County, New York to be near his children. William was an 1840 pensioner in Wells in the household of his son, Moses. William d. 14 Jan 1843 (pension record) or 14 Jan 1844 83y 8m 6d (ts) Wisner Park Burying Ground, Elmira, New York, which entire cemetery was later removed to Woodlawn Cemetery and other cemeteries. Date of marker differs from pension record and does not correspond with his date of birth. Information on the Carr family appears in the Wantage Recorder, November 12, 1937, which contained weekly genealogical articles of Sussex County, New Jersey families. William’s marker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
17. daughter b. 1775-84.
18. daughter b. 1785-90.
19. son b. 1785-90.
20. daughter b. 1795-1800.
21. son b. 1795-1800.
22. son b. 1795-1800.
23. son b. 1800-10.
24. Moses J. Carr b. c. 1803 Orange County.
3. Robert Carr m. 27 July 1790 Mary Green. Robert was guardian of the minor children of sister Margaret Carr widow of John McWhorter. Resided Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey. Robert d. 8 Sept 1821. Probate (1552S) filed 9 Oct 1821. Wife, Mary and children David, George Clinton, Mariah, Juliann, and Hannah Milly.
22. Hannah Milicent Carr b. 19 Sept 1791 m. 29 Dec 1810
(Sussex County marriage record) Joseph Wilson.
23. Sarah Carr b. 26 Sept 1793 d. 4 Mar 1808.
24. Asa Carr b. 24 Dec 1795 d. 9 Sept 1821.
25. William Carr b. 29 Mar 1798 d. 10 Nov 1814.
26. David Carr b. 27 Jan 1801.
27. Merriam Carr b. 14 Feb 1803 d. 25 Nov 1854 Wantage.
28. Maria Carr b. 10 Dec 1805.
29. George Clinton Carr b. 6 Oct 1807 d. 9 Sept 1821.
30. Julia Ann Carr b. 26 Sept 1809 d. 23 Dec 1881.
31. Robert G. Carr b. 8 Sept 1812 d. 28 Aug 1821.
32. John Carr b. 8 June 1814 d. 28 Aug 1821.
33. Sarah Carr b. 20 Sept 1816 d. 1 Sept 1821.
5. David Carr resided Vernon, Sussex County, New Jersey. Will dated 30 Mar 1799 probated 26 June 1799. Wife, Jane and children Edsall, Absolom, Robert, John, David, Julia, Abigail, Polly, and Elizabeth. Executors, wife Jane and brother William Carr, Jr.
8. John Armstrong Carr b. 10 Oct 1785 m. 28 Oct 1808 Bathsheba Roe daughter of Timothy Roe and Martha Sayre. John d. 26 Oct 1852.
Jackson Roe Carr b. 21 Mar 1820 m. 5 Apr 1840 Amanda Hatfield.
11. Nathan Carr b. 22 Apr 1794 m. 31 Jan 1814 Sarah Kerr b. 6 May 1798. Enumerated in Newburgh, Orange County, New York in 1820 with two males under age ten (b. 1811-20), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94), one female under age ten (b. 1811-20), and one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804). Enumerated in the 1825 state census of Southport with four males and three females in the household, Samuel subject to military duty and eligible to vote. Enumerated in Elmira in 1830 with one male under age five (b. 1826-30), one male of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), two males of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), one male of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1811-15), one male of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), one female under age five (b. 1826-30), one female of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one female of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), and one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800). Enumerated in the 1835 state census of Southport with nine males in the household and five females in the household with three males subject to military duty and two males eligible to vote. Enumerated in Southport in 1840 with one male under age five (b. 1836-40), one male of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1826-30), one male of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1821-25), one male of age forty and under age fifty (b. 1791-1800), one male of age eighty and under age ninety (b. 1751-60), one female under age five (b. 1836-40), one female of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1826-30), one female of age of age fifteen and under age twenty (b. 1821-25), and one female of age forty and under fifty (b. 1791-1800). Removed to Warren County, Illinois and enumerated there in 1850, farmer. Nathan d. 2 May 1882 and Sarah d. 28 Feb 1891.
Mary Jane Carr b. 1 Nov 1814 m. Alfred Venoy and she d. 18 Jan
Nelson Robert Carr b. 10 Nov 1816 m. Sarah Jane Decker and he d. 13 Jan 1906.
James Carr b. 3 May 1818 m. Mary Helmer and he d. 9 Mar 1871 Elmira.
Nathan Carr, Jr., (twin) b. 30 Aug 1821 m. 30 Nov 1848 Elizabeth Quinby and he d. 18 July 1884.
Sarah Carr (twin) b. 30 Aug 1821 m. Theodore Cornell and she d. 1 July 1893 Monmouth, Illinois.
Amy Carr b. 31 Oct 1827 m. Thomas Wood Beers.
John Carr b. 15 Mar 1830 m. 24 Feb 1853 Mary E. Ashby and he d. 7 July 1892.
Franklin B. Carr b. 27 Aug 1836 m. Emma Furr and he d. 8 Feb 1896 Southport.
daughter b. 1836-40.
13. Samuel Carr b. 12 Mar 1798 was enumerated in the 1825 state census of Southport with three males and one female in the household, Samuel subject to military duty and eligible to vote. Enumerated in Southport in 1830 with two males under age five (b. 1826-30), one male of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one male of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800), one female of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), and one female of age twenty and under age thirty (b. 1801-10). Samuel d. 1 June 1848 50y buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.
son b. 1821-25.
daughter b. 1821-25.
son b. 1826-30.
son b. 1826-30.
24. Moses J. Carr b. c. 1803 removed from Sussex County, New Jersey to Wells in 1839 with his family. Wife, Jane b. c. 1807-10 New Jersey. Resided a short distance south of Mosherville on the west side of the main road to Coryland. Moses d. 13 Aug 1884 Wells (affidavit of death signed by son Harrison Carr - Bradford County probate 4048). Will of Moses dated 7 July 1880, named wife Jane; son, Harrison; son, James, dec’d, widow living; daughter, Mary Jane Carr; daughter, Sarah Beers; son, Jaline Carr; daughter, Margaret Sprague; daughter, Catharine Burdick; granddaughter, Georgianna Williams, under age 21; and grandson, Fred Carr. Executor, Dr. Nathaniel Smith of Millerton. Moses d. 13 Aug 1884 Wells (probate affidavit). Admitted to probate 11 July 1885. Jane was living in 1885 age 75, d. in Wells aged over 80y (obituary), presumed to be buried Mosherville Cemetery, though no markers indicate their burial. Six children living in 1885.
son b. 1836-40, not enumerated with family in 1850.
Thomas Carr b. c. 1836 New York, sergeant Company G 84th Regiment, d. 26 Nov 1862 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Sarah Elizabeth Carr b. c. 1837 New York m. Charles Beers.
Jaline Carr b. c. 1840 Pennsylvnaia.
Margaret Carr b. c. 1841 Pennsylvania m. a Sprague.
Harrison Carr b. c. 1843 Pennsylvania enlisted Sept 1864 in 77th New York and did guard duty at the Elmira Prison Camp. He had two brothers in the service, one dying. He resided on the ancestral homestead, died at home of nephew, Charles Beers near Mosherville, buried Mosherville Cemetery.
James Carr b. c. 1845 m. Martha Brewer b. 1853 daughter of Lyman and Almira Brewer and he d. 29 May 1879 34y 5m 23d (ts) of kidney problems (mortality schedule) Mosherville Cemetery, six years after their marriage. Martha m. (2)Charles S. Scofield and she d. 1903 buried with James.
Mary Jane Carr b. c. 1847, single in 1880.
Catharine Carr b. c. 1849 m. E. E. Burdick.
Ella Carr b. c. 1854.
Martin Madison Carr b. 1809 son of Daniel and Catherine Carr removed in 1831 to southeastern Wells from that area that became Schuyler County, New York. Martin m. Clarissa W. Knapp b. 13 Oct 1813 daughter of Zephaniah Knapp and Amy Wright. His mother, Catherine b. 1767 d. 20 May 1839 71y 8m (ts) Coryland Cemetery, removed to Gillett Cemetery. In the tax assessment records he is refered to as Madison M. Carr and perhaps his birth name was Madison Martin Carr. Enumerated in South Creek Township in 1880, niece Minnie Knapp, age 13, in their household. Will (Bradford County Estate 4881) of Martin dated 19 Dec 1883 Gillett, entire estate to wife Clarissa W., and after her decease divided into four equal parts for daughters, Amy Pitt, Irean Pitt, Sarah E. Kiersted, and granddaughter Clara Lomis. Executors, W. S. Pitt, J. L. Pitt, C. F. Kiersted. Admitted to probate 27 Aug 1890. Martin d. Apr 1889 (probate affidavit) South Creek and Clarissa d. 1893 (ts) Upper Gillett Cemetery.
1. Amy K. Carr b. 29 Aug 1835 Wells m. William S. Pitt b.
20 Mar 1841. William d. 1 Jan 1901 (ts) and Amy d. 4
Sept 1916 (ts) Upper Gillett Cemetery.
2. Catherine Carr b. 1837 Wells.
3. Alice Irene Carr b. 23 Oct 1838 Wells m. 1861 John Luke Pitt b. 14 Jan 1835 South Creek Township d. 9 July 1911 at his farm in Gillett (obituary and ts). Irene d. 8 Oct 1923 (ts) buried Upper Gillett Cemetery with John. Children, Daniel C., b. c. 1862, John b. c. 1863, Grace b. 18 Apr 1873 m. Edwin W. Rice.
4. Clymene Carr b. 13 Sept 1840 Wells d. 22 Dec 1860 20y 3m 9d (ts) Coryland Cemetery, removed to Gillett Cemetery.
5. Sarah Elizabeth Carr b. c. 1843 Wells m. Oct 1874 Dr. C. F. Kiersted of Gillett.
6. Joseph Price Carr b. 1845 Wells d. 1861 (ts) Gillett Cemetery.
7. Zephaniah Carr b. 1848 Wells d. 1861 (ts) Gillett Cemetery.
James Carr b. 1774-7 New York m. perhaps c. 1800 and perhaps in Orange County, New York, Elizabeth Kinner. Enumerated in Reading, Steuben (that portion that is now Schuyler) County, New York in 1820 with five males under age ten, one male of age ten and under age sixteen, one male of age sixteen and under age eighteen, one male of age sixteen and under age twenty six, one male of age twenty six and under age forty five, one female under age ten, one female of age ten and under age sixteen, one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six, and the remainder of the enumeration is torn. They removed to Pennsylvania about 1823. Enumerated in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1830. James and son Calvin first appear on the 1833 assessment list (compiled fall of 1832) of Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, James with six acres of improved land and forty four unimproved acres, 2 cows and a horse. James does not appear after the 1834 assessment. The family removed to Hillsdale County, Michigan.
1. William A. Carr b. c. 1802.
2. Calvin Carr b. c. 1805.
3. David Carr b. c. 1808.
4. Jesse E. Carr b. c. 1810.
5. Simeon J. Carr b. c. 1812.
6. M. Demott Carr b. c. 1815 Orange County.
7. James D. Carr b. c. 1817 Orange County.
8. Seymore S. Carr b. c. 1819.
9. Sarah Ann Carr b. c. 1820.
1. William A. Carr b. c. 1802 m. Sarah H. Welton, known as Sally. William was the last of the children to remove to Michigan, about 1845.
Allen Miles Carr b. c. 1829 New York.
Simeon D. Carr b. c. 1837 Southport, Chemung County, New York.
Garrett Welton Carr b. Oct 1844 Elmira, New York.
2. Calvin Carr b. c. 1805 first appear on the 1833 assessment list of Wells with one cow and one horse. Wife, Lucy. On the 1835 assessment, Calvin had fifty acres, most likely acquired from his father, one horse and one cow. On the 1836 assessment Calvin transfered his property to Caleb H. Miller. They removed to Genessee County, New York and were there briefly when he began to purchase land in Michigan in March 1836.
Archibald Carr b. c. 1823 New York.
Sarah Carr b. c. 1830 New York.
John B. Clark first appears on the 1833 assessment list of Wells with a house and lot. He had a tannery and was a shoemaker. John was commissioned justice of the peace in 1834. John does not appear after the 1838 assessment.
Ezra Clark first appears on the 1835 assessment list of Wells and does not appear after 1836.
Daniel Clark b. c. 1796 New York state enumerated 1850 census of Wells.
1. Daniel Clark Jr., b. c. 1830 New York.
2. James Clark b. c. 1833 New York.
3. Henry Clark b. c. 183_ New York.
Ephraim Clark b. c. 1822, b. New York enumerated beside Daniel, above. Wife, Lydia b. c. 1826 New York.
1. Elizabeth Clark b. c. 1845 New York.
2. Hiram Clark b. c. 1847 Pennsylvania.
3. Silas Clark b. c. 1849 Pennsylvania m. 23 June 1872 (Methodist Church Record) Ann M. Smith of Cazenovia, New York.
David Cole appears on the 1827 assessment list of Wells, but not thereafter.
James Cole first appears on the 1828 assessment list of Wells and by the 1830 assessment list he had transfered his property to Jeremiah Breese.
John Howard Cole b. 24 Oct 1817 Binghamton, New York son of Benjamin
Cole and Abigail Fanning. Benjamin Cole with his wife and four children
removed to Leona, Springfield township c. 1820 where four more children
were born. John began study of medicine under Dr. W. Hopkins at Wellsburg,
New York, then attended Washington Medical College in Baltimore two terms
1839-40, subsequently one term at Buffalo Medical College, graduating in
1854. First practice at Bentley Creek for two years, then to Aspinwall
(now Coryland), Wells township where he practiced twenty five years and
Gillett. John m. 13 July 1843 Catherine Ayers b. c. 1822 New Jersey daughter of Jehiel Ayers and Emily Ellison. He was one of the petitioners, 11 May 1843 requesting grant of charter to Presbyterian Society at Aspinwall. Enumerated 1850 census of Wells. He sold manse and eight acres to Presbyterian Society at Aspinwall in 1855 for $900. Postmaster at Aspinwall seven years and town clerk. Catherine and
Dorleski A. Cole received as members of the Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall, 1859. Dr. Cole practiced in Wells for twenty five years, was postmaster and town clerk, removed to Gillette, South Creek Township. Catherine d. 14 June 1903 Elmira.
(Gillett News) The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Cole, who died very suddenly Sunday morning, was held yesterday at the home of her sister Mrs. Dillitson in Elmira. Mrs. Cole has been a resident of this place for many years but early in the winter she removed to Elmira to be near her sister. She was the wife of the late Dr. Cole and is survived by several sisters and a granddaughter, Mrs. C. F. Breakey of Camden, N. Y (Troy Register, Thursday, June 18, 1903).
1. Dorleski A. Cole b. c. 1846 Wells.
2. Inez Cole b. c. 1852 Wells.
3. child d. infancy.
Dorcas Collier, age 84, b. New York, enumerated 1850 census of Wells in Mitchell household. Possibly, Rachel Mitchell his daughter. A Dorcas Collier d. 12 Nov 1867 87y (ts) Mosherville Cemetery, which if their ages are correct, cannot be the same person. However, Rachel Mitchell’s age was 52 in 1850 and 53 in the 1860 census enumeration. In the 1860 census enumeration Mary Collier, age 80, was residing with Rachel Mitchell, but not Dorcas.
Mary Ann Collier m. Lemuel Sherman Jr.
Nelson Collier b. 11 Dec 1827 m. Eliza Knapp b. 19 Sept 1834 daughter of William T. Knapp and Sally Benedict of the town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. Nelson d. 15 Feb 1892 (ts). After his death she m. Israel Brown. Eliza d. 1918 (ts) buried with Nelson at Webb Mills, town of Southport, Chemung County, New York.
Defarrett B. Collier b. 2 Mar 1840 Morris, Otsego County, New York son of Aaron B. Collier and Millicent Carpenter, served Company F, 1st NY Light Artillery, m. 5 June 1866 Henrietta Crowell daughter of James R. Crowell and Laura Maria Learned. Resided Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. Defarrett d. 3 June 1915 75y Pine City survived by widow and sons Charles C. and Devillo D. both of Pine City and grandsons Dee B., Grant E., Conrad C., and Ford B., and granddaughter Marion M.
1. Charles C. Collier b. 25 Dec 1868 m. Louise Keigler.
2. Devillo D. Collier b. 22 Dec 1873.
Henry Colony b. c. 1773 resided Jericho, Chenango County, New York in the early 1800’s and was enumerated in Chenango County in 1810; Masonville, Delaware County, New York in 1820; Cayuga County, New York in 1830 with four sons in his household, where Thomas Colony was also living. Wife, unknown. He is perhaps the elder member in the household of son Charles in the 1840 census of Wells. He removed to Knox County, Ohio and was enumerated with son Elijah in 1850 with a wife Avis b. c. 1785 Rhode Island who was not the mother of the children below. Henry d. 7 Jan 1856 Knox County buried Brandon Cemetery, Miller Township.
1. perhaps Joseph Colony b. c. 1794.
2. son b. 1790-1800 (census records).
3. Henry Colony, Jr., b. c. 1808 Chenango County (1855 state census).
4. Charles Colony b. 1809 Jericho, Chenango County, New York.
5. Elijah Colony b. c. 1813.
6. George Colony b. 1815-20 (census records), single in 1841 and 1842 assessment of Wells, and assessed for 1 horse in 1843.
7. son b. 1815-20 (census records).
8. John Colony b. Dec 1820 Delaware County, New York.
1. Joseph Colony b. c. 1794 is found in the 1820 Masonville, Delaware County, New York census, m.
Linda Beals b. Chenango County, New York. One of their sons, D.W. Colony petitioned the town of Delhi, Delaware County, for a share of the property which belonged to Abram Beals, late of the town of Masonville. Alexander and Huldah discharged their duties, etc., and took into their possession the value of about $2,000.00 of real and personal property; that the heirs of said Abram Beals were as follows; Linda Colony, Lucinda Couse, Amanda Beals, Alexander Beals the children and Huldah Beals the wife. Petitioner is the son of Linda Colony and is entitled to his share of the said estate and also to the shares of Leonard Colony and Lucy Platner by assignment in writing hereto attached. That Leonard and Lucy are the children of Linda Colony and entitled. Ordered Alexander Beals (Huldah was dead) to pay amounts due the petitioner.
9. D. W. Colony.
10. Leonard Colony.
11. Lucy Colony.
3. Henry Colony Jr., b. c. 1808 New York state m. Sarah C. Seeley b. 3 July 1812 daughter of Benjamin Seeley and Permelia Edsall. Henry first appears on the 1833 assessment list of Wells, which was formed in the prior year, indicating perhaps an arrival of 1832. On the 1834 assessment list Henry had acquired property of Estill Wilson. Henry purchased (11:343) 65 acres from brother Elijah Colony Aug 1834, land that had been patented to James Hall and sold to John Brownell who in turn sold to Elijah Colony. This same property, now called 70 acres, was sold (12:639) July 1835 to Hiram Ranney of Bainbridge, New York, signed Henry Colony and Sally C. Colony. On the 1837 asssesment list Henry had transfered property to William S. Ingals. Henry does not appear on the 1838 and 1839 assessment lists, but again appears in 1840, which was compiled late fall of 1839. Enumerated 1840 census of Wells and 1850 in Tioga Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Henry and Sarah were enumerated with daughter Milly and family in Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York in 1855. Henry enumerated with brother Charles Colony in 1860 in Wells. In June 1860 Henry and wife Sarah of Southport sold (58:271) 300 acres in central Wells on warrant parcel 1388 to George Beckwith, signed Henry Colony and Sarah C. Colony. Henry d. 19 (ts) 20 (probate) July 1864 Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York, intestate, buried Hope Cemetery, Hornellsville. Sarah was appointed administratrix. Sarah enumerated 1865 in the town of Southport, Chemung County, New York residing with her mother. Sarah d. 11 Sept 1878 (ts) Pine City Cemetery, Southport, Chemung County, New York.
12. Milicent M. Colony b. 1833/4 Wells m. 10 Nov 1852 in
Wells, Adna Chapin Conn b. c. 1825/6 Essex County, New
York. Enumerated in Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York in 1855.
Removed to Hillsdale, Michigan in 1857 and to Oconto County, Wisconsin
where they were enumerated in 1860.
13. Millard Colony b. c. 1835 (not enumerated with family in 1840, but with family in 1850 and presumed not to be their biological child).
14. Edwin R. Colony b. 23 Mar 1843 (enumerated as adopted on 1855 New York State census) at or near Daggett, Jackson Township, Tioga County, enlisted at Hornell, Steuben County, New York 9 May 1861 as a private 23rd regiment, age 21, during the Civil War, removed to Brown County, Wisconsin m. 5 Dec 1868 in Pittsfield, Brown County, Susan Lucia b. c. 1853 and she d. 28 Dec 1876 Pittsfield. Edwin m. 24 Sept 1881 Ellen Boston b. Nov 1853 Massachusetts and she d. 12 Aug 1912 Menominee County, Michigan in the Bark River Settlement buried Bark River Cemetery, Bark River Township, Delta County, Michigan. Edwin d. 24 June 1926 Mansfield Township, Iron County, Michigan buried Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls, Iron County.
Henry Colony b. 11 Nov 1869/70 Pittsfield m. Charlotte
Fred Charles Colony b. 1 December 1875 Little Suamico, Oconto County, Wisconsin.
Louis E. Colony b. 1 May 1891.
4. Charles Colony b. 1809 m. Almira Landers b. 1 June 1809 Jericho (that portion that is now Afton, New York) daughter of Joseph Landers and Deborah Rider. Enumerated 1830 census of Bainbridge (that portion that is now Afton). Charles first appears on the 1834 assessment list of Wells, which was compiled in the fall of 1833. They perhaps accompanied her sister Aurelia Landers wife of Alonzo C. Noble and family who are known to have settled in Wells township in 1833. Charles does not appear on the 1835 assessment list. Charles again appears on the 1840 assessment list, compiled late fall of 1839. Enumerated 1840 census of Wells. Millwright and bridge builder. Almira d. 30 Oct 1841 32y 4m (ts) Coryland Cemetery. Charles m. 4 May 1842 (Elmira Gazette, May 12, 1842) in Wells, (2)Julia Ferguson b. 8 Oct 1822 (obituary) daughter of Thomas Ferguson and Hannah Horton. Removed to Troy in 1851 and in 1861 to Austinville where Charles d. 1864 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Julia d. 25 Apr 1903 Troy (obituary) Oak Hill Cemetery.
On April 25th, 1903, occurred the death of Mrs. Julia Ferguson Colony of Troy, relict of Charles Colony, Sen. Mrs. Colony was born in New Jersey on October 8, 1822, and was the daughter of Thomas Ferguson, who emigrated from New Jersey some seventy years ago, and settled at Rowley Corners in the township of Wells, PA, where he and his wife spent the balance of their days. Mr. Ferguson's family consisted of six sons and two daughters. Of these Deacon Uriah Ferguson of Austinville and William Ferguson of Caton, NY, survive. Charles Colony, husband of the deceased, and their family, resided in Troy a number of years during the 40's. He died at Austinville thirty-nine years ago. Their children were William, residing in Mansfield, Charles in Elmira and Thomas in Troy, the last with whom she lived and in whose home she died. The daughters were Mrs. John Hunt, deceased, and a daughter who died at an early age. Mrs. Colony was a member of the Universalist church, as was her husband in his lifetime, and was highly esteemed by those who knew her. Funeral services wre held from the home on the 30th inst., and was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. T. A. Hughes, pastor of the Troy Baptist church, assisted by Rev. T. Mitchell. The burial took place in Oak Hill cemetery (Troy Register, April 30, 1903).
Child of Charles and Almira:
15. William Henry Colony b. 1 Mar 1840 Wells.
Children of Charles and Julia:
16. Charles E. Colony b. c. 1842.
17. Hannah Augusta Colony b. c. 1844.
18. Alice Colony d. young buried Oakwood Cemetery.
19. Thomas Colony b. c. 1853.
5. Elijah Colony b. c. 1813 was of Wells when he sold (11:343) 65 acres in Aug 1834 to brother Henry Colony, which was part of a patent given to James Hall who sold to John Brownell and John Brownell sold to Elijah. Elijah removed to Hillsdale County, Michigan and was there in 1837. Elijah m. 14 Mar 1839 in Knox County, Ohio, Catherine Colopy daughter of William Colopy and Mary Fitzpatrick. Elijah d. 3 Aug 1850 Knox County and Catherine d. 14 Feb 1881 buried Brandon Cemetery, Miller Township, Knox County, Ohio.
Erastus Colony b. 1836.
Mary Colony b. 1841.
Ellen Colony b. 184_.
Charles Colony b. 184_.
Ann Colony b. 1843.
8. John Colony b. Dec 1820 m. in Knox County, Ohio, Eleanor Shellhorn, removed in 1858 to Pawnee County, Nebraska where John d. 1901.
15. William Henry Colony b. 1 Mar 1840 enlisted in Company C, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War, m. 5 Feb 1871 at Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Clara Elizabeth Osborn b. 23 July 1850 Rutland township, Tioga County daughter of Jethro and Caroline Osborn. Millwright, resided 64 Extension Street, Mansfield and later followed the occupation of carpenter. Received pension for military service. Will dated 6 Feb 1924 Mansfield, named wife, Clara; house and lot on east side of Extension Street; daughter, Caroline wife of Paul Bailey; sons, George and Charles; and daughters, Minnie M. Colony and Lottie Ostriker. Daughter, Minnie executrix. William d. 13 Aug 1925 Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York where daughter, Lottie resided and Clara d. 17 Oct 1926 at the family home on Extension Street buried with William in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Pennsylvania. The Mansfield Advertiser newspapers which may have contained their obituaries are missing for the period of 1911 through Nov 1929.
Mansfield, Oct. 21 - Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Colony, widow of William H. Colony, died at her home on Extension Street Sunday. Mrs. Colony was born in Rutland July 25, 1850, the daughter of Jethro and Kathryn Osborn. In 1871, she married William H. Colony. Six children were born: Almira, deceased; George, Mansfield; Charles, Wellsboro; Lina, Mrs. Paul Bailey; Mansfield; Minnie, a teacher in the Elmira schools and Lottie, Mrs. Simon Ostracker, Salamanca. Her entire life had been spent in Mansfield and vicinity and all but one year of her married life in the home in which she died. Mr. and Mrs. Colony celebrated their 50th wedding in 1921. Mr. Colony died in 1925. She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps until it disbanded, and was a member of the W.C.T.A. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church. Besides her children, she is survived by two brothers, William Osborn, Morgantown, W. Va., and Owen Osborn, Mansfield; one sister, Miss Martha Osborn, Mansfield, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Harold Stearns (Elmira, New York newspaper obituary).
Almira Isabel Colony b. 28 Aug 1871 d. 8 Aug 1896 Oakwood Cemetery.
George Henry Colony b. 2 Apr 1874 m. 2 May 1901 (Rutland Hill Methodist Church record) in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Susie B. Kennedy.
Charles Jethro Colony b. 15 Apr 1876 (Mansfield Advertiser, April 26, 1876) resided Wellsboro, Pennsylvania in 1926.
Caroline Augusta Colony b. 6 Nov 1880.
Minnie Mertal Colony b. 19 Mar 1883, teacher in public schools at Mansfield, single in 1924; teacher in public schools of Elmira, New York in 1926, single.
Charlotte May Colony b. 31 Jan 1887.
16. Charles E. Colony b. c. 1842 m. 13 Dec 1870 (Bradford Argus, Towanda, Pennsylvania, December 22, 1870 and The Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1871) Lucy C. Beaman b. Sept 1851 daughter of Rev. Joseph Beaman and Almira Burrell. Enumerated in Columbia Township in 1880. Associated with brother, Thomas in lumber business at Sylvania where they located in 1881. In 1900 resided Windsor Avenue, Elmira, New York.
Minnie B. Colony b. 1872 d. 14 Apr 1881 8y 8m 14d (ts) Morgan
Cemetery, Austinville, Pennsylvania.
Albert Colony b. Oct 1878.
17. Hannah Augusta Colony b. c. 1844 m. 31 Dec 1867 John F. Hunt b. 5 Dec 1840 Troy, Pennsylvania son of Joseph P. Hunt and Elizabeth Dobbins. John enlisted Civil War, 5 Sept 1864, Co I 15th New York Engineers, honorably discharged at the close of the war. Farmer, resided Troy.
Grace Hunt m. Ernest Teeter and she d. 4 Oct 1903 33 or 34y Troy, Pennsylvania buried Glenwood Cemetery.
19. Thomas Colony b. c. 1853 associated with brother, Charles in lumber business at Sylvania, Pennsylvania where they located in 1881.
Mrs. Mary Colony Pettingill.
The subject of this sketch was born in Delaware county, N.Y., December 4th, 1820 and came with her parents to Wells township to reside in 1840. In 1844 she was married to George W. Pettingill and went to Jackson, Tioga county, moving from there to Leona, where she has been known and highly respected
for the long period of nearly half a century. Here husband died twelve years ago and since that time she has been an inmate in the home of her son, M. W. Pettingill, who is her only survivor. She passed away on Friday June 17th, from disease incident to old age. A woman of energetic mind, a great reader and her declining years were made happier by her retention of faculties, which enabled her to indulge in that pastime. She had been a member of the M.E. church for many years, being faithful in the attendance of its duties, and always present at its services as long as health permitted, and when denied that privilege her great solace was her Bible, whose daily perusal was her chief delight. Her funeral was held from her late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of undertaker Bloom of Troy. The Rev. L. L. Wilcox of the M. E. church spoke. A large number of friends followed her remains to her last resting place in the Leona cemetery (Troy Register, Thursday, June 23, 1904).
(Leona News) Mrs. George Pettengill, an aged resident of this place, was buried on Sunday. She is survived by one son, Monroe, and family of this place. Funeral in charge of undertaker C. J. Bloom (Troy Register, Thursday, June 23, 1904).
Richard Comfort b. 15 Aug 1745 Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York m. Charity Young Perkins b. 17 Nov 1747 Dutchess County, New York. Richard served in the Revolutionary War. Enumerated in Mamakating, Ulster County, New York in 1790; Deerpark, Orange County, New York in 1800; Elmira, Tioga (that portion that is now Chemung) County, New York in 1810. Richard d. 9 Mar 1824 buried Wellsburg, Town of Ashland, Chemung County, New York. Will dated 20 Jan 1815 named wife Charity and children, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sally, Polly, Hannah, Charity, and Nancy. Grandson, Robert Perkins Baily. Executors, Jeremiah Coleman, Caleb Baker, son Richard, Jr. Witnesses, Rebecca Lefler, Caleb and Leah Baker. Probated 13 Mar 1824. Charity survived him.
Children all born Orange County, except youngest.
1. Edward Comfort b. 17 Nov 1770 Orange County.
2. Robert Comfort b. 16 Apr 1772.
3. Elizabeth Comfort b. 17 Aug 1773 m. Oliver Tyler.
4. Jacob Comfort b. 8 June 1775.
5. John Collins Comfort b. 4 Oct 1776 m. Phebe Gildersleeve and he d. 5 Apr 1850 Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
6. Sarah Comfort b. 12 Aug 1778 m. Philip Depuy.
7. Mary Comfort b. 10 Sept 1780 m. Adam Swaggert.
8. Hannah Comfort b. 29 Aug 1782 m. Jeremiah Coleman.
9. Benjamin R. Comfort b. 21 Oct 1784.
10. Richard B. Comfort b. 17 Apr 1787 m. Hannah David (2)Mary Ann Clark.
11. Charity Comfort b. 31 Jan 1789 m. James Vance.
12. Mercy Comfort b. 7 Dec 1790 m. Benjamin Conklin.
13. Thomas Jefferson Comfort b. 30 Apr 1794 Phillipsport, Sullivan County, New York.
1. Edward Comfort b. 17 Nov 1770 m. Lavina Morgan b. 8 June 1774. Resided Deerpark, Orange County, New York and then removed to Southport, Chemung County, NewYork. On 7 Apr 1810 Levina Comfort wife of Edward Comfort was received as a member of the Baptist Church of Chemung and baptised. Edward d. 6 Jan 1852 and Lavina d. 11 Nov 1854 Southport, Chemung County, New York buried Roushy Cemetery.
14. Mary Comfort b. 28 Oct 1793 Deerpark m. 27 Apr 1811
in Southport, Noah Bovier.
15. Richard Comfort b. 25 Dec 1795 Deerpark m. Sarah Upson and he d. 2 Jan 1863.
16. Elizabeth Comfort b. 26 Sept 1797 Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York m. Rockwell H Hopper.
17. Moses Comfort b. 1802 Orange County, New York.
18. Thomas M. Comfort b. 30 June 1803 Goshen, Orange County, New York.
19. John Comfort b. 16 Nov 1806 Comfort Hill, Southport m. 18 Apr 1830 Sarah Head and he d. 11 Feb 1853 Comfort Hill.
20. Charity Comfort b. 27 Mar 1808 Comfort Hill m. Gideon Hotchkiss Andrus and she d. 20 Dec 1838.
21. Jacob Comfort b. 1812 m. Aryzilla Ann McCann.
4. Jacob Comfort b. 8 June 1775 m. Lydia Owens b. 26 Sept 1774. Enumerated in Deerpark, Orange County, New York in 1800; Elmira, Tioga (that portion that became Chemung) County, New York in 1810. Jacob Comfort was received as a member of the Chemung Baptist Church near Wellsburg on 7 Apr 1810 and baptised. Lydia received as a member 2 June 1810 and baptised. Lydia d. 3 Nov 1811 (Chemung Baptist Church record and ts) 37y 4m (ts) Baptist Church Cemetery, Wellsburg. Jacob m. 17 Feb 1812 (2)Anna Hopper. Jacob d. 21 (ts) 22 (church record) Sept 1812 37y 3m 13d (ts) Baptist Church Cemetery, Wellsburg, New York. Will dated 14 July 1812 probated 5 Oct 1812 named wife, Anna; sons, Robert, Oliver, Benjamin; daughter, Mercy; unborn child; father, Richard Comfort, Sr., and brother, Richard Comfort, Jr. Executors, father, Richard Comfort, Sr.; brother, Richard Comfort, Jr.; Caleb Baker.
Children of Jacob and Lydia:
Clarissa Comfort b. 11 Feb 1799 Deerpark d. young.
Robert Comfort b. 28 Feb 1801 Deerpark d. 10 Mar 1881 (ts) Baptist Cemetery.
Oliver C. Comfort b. 13 Feb 1803 Deerpark.
Benjamin Comfort b. 15 May 1805 Deerpark.
Alvin Comfort b. 13 Aug 1808 near Wellsburg d. young.
Mercy Comfort b. 22 Aug 1809 near Wellsburg.
son b. 1810 near Wellsburg d. young.
Child of Jacob and Anna:
Jacob Comfort b. 26 Nov 1812 near Wellsburg.
10. Richard B. Comfort b. 17 Apr 1787 m. Hannah David and she d. 12 May 1822 39y 1m 21d (ts) Baptist Church Cemetery, Wellsburg. Richard m. (2)Mary Ann Clark. Richard d. 13 Nov 1840 53y (ts) Baptist Church Cemetery, Wellsburg.
13. Thomas Jefferson Comfort b. 30 Apr 1794 m. Abigail Depew David. Abigail d. 7 Mar 1826 35y 11m 17d (ts) Baptist Church Cemetery, Wellsburg.
Emmaline Comfort d. 4 May 1819 2y 1m 16d (ts) Baptist Church Cemetery.
17. Moses Comfort b. 1802 m. Sarah Odell b. 1798 daughter of Peter Odell and Elizabeth Ward. Moses received as member of Baptist Church of Chemung at Wellsburg and baptised 3 June 1820. Moses first appears on the 1821 assessment list of Wells. Moses had difficulty with the Baptist Church of Chemung and records indicate that various members of the congregation met with him, but then on 5 June 1825 the hand of fellowship was withdrawn from “Brother Moses Comfort for excessive drink and wholy neglect of covnent obligations.” On the 1827 assessment Moses had “removed.” Moses was enumerated in Sullivan Township, Tioga County in 1830 and reappears on the 1835 assessment of Wells with John Comfort. On the 1836 assessment Moses was living in South Creek Township and enumerated there in 1840. Moses is related to have d. 1865.
Sarah and Moses perhaps d. in Wisconsin (he 1 July 1880 Eden Township, Iowa County, Wisconsin). There is a couple, Thomas and Sally Comfort born about 1796-1798 NY, on the 1880 census in Eden Township. They are living with a son O. P. Comfort who was born 1838 in Michigan.
18. Thomas M. Comfort b. 30 June 1803 received as member of Baptist Church of Chemung at Wellsburg and baptised 3 June 1820, m. 5 May 1825 in Canisteo, Steuben County, New York, Cynthia Upson b. 25 Aug 1804 Canisteo. Thomas first appears on the 1823 assessment list of Wells and last appears on the 1828 assessment list but then appears again in 1831, but not thereafter. Cynthia d. 29 June 1880 Hartsville, Steuben County and Thomas d. 26 Dec 1885 Canisteo.
Garrett Compton b. 8 Feb 1801 New Jersey son of Stephen Compton and Anna VanSickle of New Jersey and near Ithaca, New York m. 13 July 1825 in Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, Anna Eliza Valleau daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth Valleau who removed to Veteran, Chemung County, New York. Garrett and Anna enumerated in Veteran, Chemung County, New York in 1830 with a son and two daughters under the age of five. Garret and Anna were received as members of the Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1835. Garrett first appears on the 1835 assessment list of Wells. Garrett chosen elder in 1835 and officiated for ten years until dismissed by letter. Anna d. 16 Mar 1838. Enumerated in Wells in 1840. Garrett m. (2)Lydia A. Jackson. Garrett was of Southport, Chemung County, New York when he m. 12 Oct 1848 (3)Lavinia Comfort of Sullivan Township b. 21 Feb 1811, teacher. Garrett, Mary, Lovina, Theodore, Elizabeth, William and Daniel Compton became members of the North Church of Wells, a Presbyterian church at the state line. Enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1850, wagon maker. Garrett d. 14 July 1856. Estate of Garrett dated 13 Aug 1856 Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Administrator, Daniel Compton. Lavinia was of Elmira when she m. 30 July 1861 Lyman Reynolds of Sullivan.
Children of Garrett and Anna:
1. Theodore Compton b. c. 1826.
2. Elizabeth Compton b. c. 1828.
3. Mary Compton b. 1830 m. 31 Dec 1849 William H. Starks of Elmira and she d. 9 (death record) 19 (ts) Apr 1870 40y 19d (ts and death record) at Newburgh, New York buried Second Street Cemetery, Elmira (Elmira City Death Record).
4. William Compton b. c. 1831.
5. Stephen Compton b. 4 Mar 1833 Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
6. Daniel Compton b. 1835.
7. Anna Eliza Compton b. c. 1837.
Children of Garrett and Lydia:
8. daughter b. c. 1840 d. infancy.
9. daughter b. c. 1842 d. infancy.
10. Brainard T. Compton b. c. 1844 received as member of the Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1859. After battle of Gettysburg admitted to hospital at Alexandria where he d. 6 Oct 1863.
11. Orville Compton b. c. 1846 received as member of Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1859.
1. Theodore Compton b. c. 1825 m. 1 Jan 1851 (Elmira Republican, January 10, 1851) Maria Cline of Ridgebury. Theodore served during the Civil War in the New York 28th Battery, transferred Oct. 11, 1864 to Company I, 112th Regiment.
5. Stephen Compton b. 4 Mar 1833 m. 3 Oct 1855 at Watkins Glen, New York, Julia Augusta Garry. Resided Horseheads, New York, Stephen a cabinet maker. Augusta d. 15 Nov 1914 and Stephen d. 5 Oct 1915 buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, New York.
Mary A. Compton b. c. 1861.
Anna J. Compton b. c. 1863.
Sarah L. Compton b. c. 1867.
Helen K. Compton b. c. 1876.
6. Daniel Compton b. 1835 m. 31 Mar 1858 Mary Louise Ruggles b. 5 Jan 1839. Daniel served in Company B, 26th Pennsylvania and 179th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. Carriage maker, resided Troy, Pennsylvania, d. 1912 (ts). Mary d. 1922 (ts) Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania.
Troy, Pa. Oct. 31—Mrs. Mary L. Compton, widow of the late Daniel Compton, died at her home on Center street Friday morning. She was in her eighty-fourth year. She had been in her usual health and had called on her neighbors and friends the afternoon and evening before. She was active in her household duties, friendly toward all and kind to the sick. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church and was a regular attendant. In her girlhood she was Mary Louise Ruggles, daughter of the late Orrin Ruggles of Sullivan township where she was born January 5, 1839. She married Daniel Compton, March 31, 1858 and their home has since been in Troy. Mr. Compton died several years ago. Mrs. Compton was the last surviving member of her family. She is survived by three daughters, Miss Anna D. Compton at home, Mrs. Frank Price of Montour Falls and Mrs. Fayette B. Pomeroy of Troy and two sons, F. Burton Compton of Tamaqua, Pa., and Harry W. Compton of Bethlehem, Pa., three grandchildren and one great grandson. The funeral was held from her late home this afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Edward P. Morse officiating. Burial was made in the family plot in Glenwood cemetery (obituary).
Anna Dora Compton b. 1860 d. 1941 (ts) Glenwood Cemetery.
Mary E. Compton b. 1862 m. Frank Price.
William Grant Compton b. 1864 d. 1864 (ts) Glenwood Cemetery.
Fred Burton Compton b. c. 1870.
Harry W. Compton b. c. 1878.
Louise Compton m. F. B. Pomeroy.
William Converse, a revolutionary soldier is related to be buried at Mosherville. He does not appear on any of the Wells assessment lists.
Aaron Cook appears on the 1804 Burlington assessment list. It is unknown if he is the same Aaron Cook who appears on the first assessment of Wells in 1812-13 and also appears in 1814 but not thereafter. Aaron was not enumerated in Smithfield Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (Wells was part of that census enumeration) in 1810. On 13 Feb 1815 William Campbell of Wells was Executor for Aaron Cook of Wells (Tioga County, New York Book B, page 100). In 1815 the name of Elizabeth Cook appears, believed to be his widow, and her name also appears in 1816. On 10 Feb 1819 Paul Furman was appointed guardian of Aaron and Elvira Cook, minors under age fourteen and children of Aaron Cook, deceased. Paul Furman perhaps m. Elizabeth Cook. Paul Furman b. 1761-70 resided in Columbia Township. Paul Furman enumerated in Columbia Township in 1830 with one male under age five (b. 1826-30), one male of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one male of age sixty and under age seventy (b. 1761-70), one female of age five and under age ten (b. 1821-25), one female of age ten and under age fifteen (b. 1816-20), and one female of age thirty and under age forty (b. 1791-1800). Paul enumerated in Columbia in 1840.
1. Aaron Cook b. c. 1814
2. Elvira Cook m. Daniel Woodward and had children, was deceased before 1850 when Daniel was enumerated in Columbia Township.
1. Aaron Cook b. c. 1814 m. 17 Dec 1840 Mary Haven b. 15 June 1820 Columbia Township daughter of Naham Haven and Harriet Soper. Mary d. 20 Feb 1842. Aaron m. 4 June 1846 (Rev. Riggs marriage) (2)Cynthia Emeline Andrus of Southport b. 19 Dec 1812. Enumerated in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1850. Aaron d. c. 1854. Emeline enumerated as Emeline Sloan in 1860 in Jackson. Emeline d. 15 Apr 1897 (obituary) or 10 Apr 1897 80y (cemetery record) buried Jackson Center Cemetery, no markers.
Child of Aaron and Mary:
3. Mary E. Cook b. 1842 enumerated in Baker household in Columbia in 1850 and 1860.
Children of Aaron and Emeline:
4. Luther Cook b. c. 1847.
5. Sarah Jane Cook b. c. 1849 m. David Brown.
6. Harry Cook b. c. 1853 m. Annie E. Wilcox.
4. Luther Cook b. c. 1848. Wife d. 16 Mar at her home near Everett School House with the funeral at Jackson Center (obituary).
Fred Cook d. age 19 of typhoid fever (obituary).
infant d. age 3 months (obituary).
Flora Handey of Wells m. in Elmira, New York, Luther Cook of Jackson.
Jeremiah Cook first appears on the 1827 assessment list of Wells, enumerated 1830 census of Wells age 40 and under age 50 with other members in household. On the 1833 assessment list he had transfered property to Henry Stoner.
E. and H. Cook residing Bird Creek Road in northwest Wells, 1858 map.
J. E. Cook b. c. 1820 Pennsylvania enumerated 1860 census of Wells with children. Mary Pitts, age 53, enumerated with family.
1. Mary Cook b. c. 1849.
2. Martha Cook b. c. 1852.
3. Frank Cook b. c. 1856.
Richard Cooper b. 1744/45 served in the American Revolution (pension S42133) and resided at Haverstraw, Orange County, New York at the time of enlistment. Richard first appears on the 1815 assessment list of Wells. He made application for a pension 27 May 1818 age 73 of Wells. He does not appear on the assessment lists for a few years, but again appears in 1823 and last appears on the 1827 assessment list. Richard d. 28 Feb 1836 Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
1. John Cooper b. 1780-90.
2. William Cooper.
3. James Cooper.
4. Nancy Cooper m. Amos Bates.
1. John Cooper b. 1780-90 first appears on the 1817 assessment list of Wells, farmer. He was perhaps a son of Richard. On the 1820 asssessment resided on warrant parcel 1393 in central southern Wells. Enumerated in Wells in 1820. John was still residing on the same warrant parcel in 1822 with 102 acres. Enumerated 1830 census of Wells. On the 1840 assessment list John had moved and transfered his property to Whittington Sayre.
5. daughter b. 1805-10.
6. William Cooper b. 1805-10.
7. daughter b. 1811-15.
8. daughter b. 1811-15.
9. daughter b. 1816-20.
10. daughter b. 1816-20.
11. daughter b. 1821-25.
12. son b. 1826-30.
13. son b. 1826-30.
3. James Cooper first appears on the 1818 assessment list of Wells, farmer. On the 1820 assessment list, compiled in the fall of 1819, resided on warrant parcel 1400, which comprised an area of southern Judson Hill. James removed before the 1820 census enumeration and last appears on the 1821 assessment list when he transfered his property to Theophilus Moore. His wife was Belinda Daggett b. 9 July 1795 daughter of Reuben Daggett and Esther Cobb of Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Enumerated in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1820.
son b. 1811-20.
daughter b. 1811-20.
daughter b. 1811-20.
6. William Cooper b. 1805-10 first appears on the 1829 assessment list of Wells and operated a sawmill with his father. Enumerated in Wells in 1830 with a wife and children. In the 1831 assessment list he was a constable. On the 1833 list he had transfered his property to an Osgood.
son b. 1826-30.
daughter b. 1826-30.
Clark Cooper appears on the 1815 assessment list of Wells. In 1816 is the notation “moved off.”
Lawrence Copley b. c. 1806 New York state and wife, Sally Jane b. c. 1812 Connecticut enumerated 1850 census of Wells. Also, in the household were Nancy Copley, age 30, b. New York state and Hila Walker, age 2_, b. New Hampshire. Residence was in the Seeley Creek Valley on the fourth farm from the state line. Lawrence and Sally Jane sold (34:322) their farm of 132 acres on 24 Mar 1851 to Thomas and Ruth Owen, except part conveyed by James Seely containing two dwelling houses and sawmill erected by Lawrence and containing about 30 acres and being sold by Lawrence to Joseph H. Beers and occupied by Beers.
1. Enoch Copley b. c. 1832 New York.
2. Mary A. Copley b. c. 1836 New York.
3. Gilbert Copley b. c. 1839 New York.
4. Franklin Copley b. c. 1843 New York.
5. Sarah J. Copley b. c. 1848 New York.