Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Lovel & Thankful Short Family Plot, Clymer Township, Tioga County PA
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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.

Westfield Free Press - January 14, 1886 Died--Short--In Chatham, Jan. 9 '86 - Lovel Short in his 85th year. Mr. Short was born in Deerfield, on the Cowanesque river near the Bulkley estate, Aug. 23, 1801. When 19 years old (65 years ago) he married Sarah Clark, and took up the tract of land now known as the Daniel Hill farm, near Little Marsh, where five children were born to them, all of whom, together with their mother are buried on said farm. Mr. Short was again married in 1828 to Thankful Hatchet (~s/b Hackett) of whom twelve children were born all reaching the years of adult life save one. Mrs. Short 2nd, died March 11, 1858.

Wellsboro Agitator - Jan. 26, 1886 NOTES FROM CHATHAM Death of an Old Resident - Some of His Pioneer Experiences - A Post Sociable. Correspondence of the Agitator.
Chatham, January 21, 1886 - The late Lovel Short who died at his son's residence in Chatham on the 8th Instant, was born in Tioga county, N.Y., in 1801. His father moved to that place from Rhode Island. In 1807 the family moved into this country and settled on the Cowanesque river on the farm now known as the Bulkley farm, where they stayed a few years. They then moved into Chatham on the farm now owned by George Wass, where the father died. Young Lovel then took charge of the family. He moved to the place now owned by John Youmans. He was at that time eighteen years of age. He now felt the need of a helpmeet, and in 1819 he returned to the valley of the Cowanesque and married Eleanor Clark. From this marriage five children were born when Mrs. Short died. In 1830 Mr. Short married Miss Thankful Hackett, a sister of Mr. Seth Hackett, of Middlebury, and from this marriage twelve children were born. Of this large family only nine are now living, the first wife's children being all dead and three of the last wife's. In 1859 Mr. Short was again left a widower. He remained upon his farm most of the time, some one of his children living with him until a few years ago, when his house was burned. After that time he lived among his children alternately until his death. In the year 1835 Mr. Short moved upon the farm which he owned at his death, which was at that time nearly or quite a wilderness. Game was very plenty, and he killed eleven panthers during his hunting days. At one time while riding a three-year-old colt through the woods near Winthrop Beach's place a panther leaped upon his horse and inflicted a severe wound upon its hip and flank. Mr. Short was unarmed, but by putting his horse to its utmost speed he succeeded in reaching some friendly log heaps which were burning. The firelight frightened the beast, and Mr. Short thus escaped. He kept that colt until it was 34 years old. During the years when deer were plenty he killed two deer at one shot nine times making eighteen deer at nine shots. Last fall he went to Kettle creek in Clinton county, where he trapped eleven musk rats and one mink and caught many a string of trout. Thus the old landmarks are passing away one by one.

Bradford County PA
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 19 March 2006
By Joyce M. Tice
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