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Families of Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Susannah HOLDEN & Jesse ORVIS Family 
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Susannah HOLDEN & Jesse ORVIS  Family of Sullivan Township

1. Jesse1 Orvis, son of Eleazar Orvis and Hannah North, (#7198) was born in Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut 11 JUN 1772. Jesse died 28 MAY 1858 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 85. His body was interred MAY 1858 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

He married Susannah Holden* BEF 1800. (Susannah Holden* is #7864.) Her body was interred in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Was Susanna sister of Daniel Holden of Mansfield?

Jesse registered to pay taxes 1816 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was formed in 1816. It was taken from Covington Township. Its original boundaries included the southern half of Rutland formed in 1829, and the northern part of Ward which was formed in 1852.

Jesse was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jesse was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jesse and Susannah were 50-60 with sons 15-20 and 20-30 living with them.

Jesse was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Susannah and Jesse had no children in their household this year. They lived next door to son Eleazar's family.

He was listed as a household member of Eleazar Orvis's house in the Census of 1850 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Eleazar, Jesse, and Almon were farmers. Eleazar's property was worth $3500.

Jesse Orvis and Susannah Holden* had the following children:

2 i. Lavina2 Orvis (#7865) was born in Connecticut 31 JAN 1800. Lavina died 23 SEP 1870 at age 70. Her body was interred SEP 1870 in Kennedy Cemetery, Delmar township, state, Pennsylvania. She married Ethan A. Ashley 1820. (Ethan A. Ashley is #7863.) Ethan was born 1798 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York. Ethan was the son of Forrest Ashley and Harriet Welch. Ethan died NOV 1876 in Stonyfork, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 78. Ethan was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Ethan is listed as Ephraim Ashtley on the census transcription I am using. I do not know if this is the error of the census taker or the transcriber. Since it shows the same way on the CD ROM census index, I have to attribute the error to the census taker. Lavina and Ethan were 30-40 and had two girls 5-10 and two boys under five, indicating that they may have had a boy who died given the dates we have for their children.

Ethan was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Lavina and Ethan had one male under five, one female and one male 5-10, one male 10-15, and two females 15-20 in their household.

In the Census of 1850, Ethan was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Ethan was a farmer with property worth $1000. Allen was a laborer. Eleazer was a farmer with property valued at $125.

In the Census of 1860, Ethan was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Ethan was a farmer with real property worth $1800 and personal property worth $400. Freeman was a farm laborer.

3 ii. Jesse Orvis Jr. (#10800) was born in Connecticut 15 AUG 1803. Jesse died 1881 in Wisconsin, at age 77. He married twice. He married Betsey Rowley. (Betsey Rowley is #6775.) Betsey was born 1804 in Troy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Betsey was the daughter of Reuben Rowley* and Susannah Campbell*. Betsey died 1842 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 38. See Pioneers & Patriots of Bradford C0unty page 65 Vol.2.

He married Elsie Almira Austin*. (Elsie Almira Austin* is #10244.) Elsie was born 1801/10. Need to get Austin genealogy again to find her connection.

Jesse was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Jesse was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Betsey and Jesse's houshold included ne female and one male under five, one female and one male 5-10, two females 10-15.

4 iii. Eleazar Orvis (#7199) was born in Pennsylvania 1808. Eleazar died 1863 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 55. His body was interred 1863 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married twice. He married Celestia Rich* BEF 1835. (Celestia Rich* is #9612.) Celestia was born 1812. Celestia died 1845 at age 33. Her body was interred 1845 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Tombstone in Orvis plot says 1812- 1845 check at cemetery for sure. Orvis book says 1837, but children were born until 1843. and Miranda's starting in 1846. Celestia is probably part of the family of Elisha Rich who came from Vermont and was first pastor of Troy Church. Link needs to be established. One of ther children is named Elisha Rich Orvis, thereby establishing the connection.

He married Miranda Wilkins 1845. (Miranda Wilkins is #7201.) Miranda was born 1821 in New York. Miranda was the daughter of Nehemiah Wilkins* and Clarissa Unknown (Wilkins). She married David Welch AFT 1863. Miranda died 1890 at age 69. Her body was interred 1890 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Nehemiah Wilkins living w/ Miranda in 1860 so I assume him to be her father.

Eleazar was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Celestia and Eleazar had two females and one male under 5, one female 5-10, one male 10-15 in their household. Celestia was 20-30 and this was her last census. She died and Eleazar remarried before the next.

In the Census of 1850, Eleazar was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Eleazar, Jesse, and Almon were farmers. Eleazar's property was worth $3500.

In the Census of 1860, Eleazar was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Eleazer was a farmer with real property worth $500 and personal property worth $1200. Rosetta and Margaret were seamstresses. George was a farm laborer. Do not know which children are Celestia's and which Miranda's. George is Celestia's. Need to find out whn Celestia died and when David Welch died. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, pub. Hardesty, 1895 for info on George E. ORvis and parentage.

5 iv. Almon Orvis (#7200) was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 1816. He married Betsey Unknown (Orvis) BEF 1843. (Betsey Unknown (Orvis) is #7212.) Betsey was born 1822 in New York.

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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues. 

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