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It was a joyful day for SRGP in March 2007 when Orrin Jaquish called to let me know about the Sullivan Township Supervisor's Minutes that his grandfather George Robbins has had in his possession. Orrin did not know about my Sullivan Township Museum at the time, so he had turned the originals over to Tioga County Historical Society a year or so earlier, and they were in the attic there. They were very cooperative and made copies for me. I also allowed the township office to make copies as well. I will be transcribing this treasure over time. It will take me a very long time, so keep checking back.

SRGP IDs in parentheses are the number that identifies the person in my Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you have information to share about the persons use that ID as reference. I will be glad to exchange what I know about the persons for what you know that is new.



14 OCT 1852 - Isaac Comfort [SRGP 14467] , Elizabeth Comfort [SRGP 14468 - Own Surname Lewis] - Bradford County SS To the Overseer of the Poor of the District of Armenia in the County of Bradford and to the Overseer of the Poor of the District of Sullivan in the County of Tioga.
Whereas complaint hath been made unto us the Subscribed two of the Justices of Peace in and for the said County of Bradford by the Overseer of the poor of said District of Armenia in that Isaac Comfort and Elizabeth his wife hath lately come to inhabit in the said District of Armenia not having a legal settlement therin and that the said Isaac Comfort and Elizabeth his wife are lately become chargeable to said District of Armenia we the Justices upon due proof and consideration had of the premises do adjudge the same to be true and do likewise adjudge that the last place of legal settlement of the said Isaac and Elizabeth Comfort is the District of Sullivan in the County of  Tioga. These are therefore to authorise and require you the Overseer of the poor of the District of Armenia to remove and convey the said Isaac Comfort and Elizabeth his wife to the said District of Sullivan in the County of Tioga afforsaid and to deliver to the Overseer of the same together with order or a true coppy of he same who are hereby required to record and provide for the said Isaac and Elizabeth Comfort as settled inhabitants thereof. Given under our hands and seals this 14th day of October  A.D. 1853.
E. Burley T.C. D. Lilley, J.P.
D. Palmer, J.P.
Transcribed and published by Joyce M. Tice May 2007

11 MAR 1853 - Elizabeth Comfort [SRGP 14468 - as Elizabeth Lewis]
To the Overseer of the Poor of the District of Sullivan in the County of Tioga
Whereas complaint hath been made unto us two of the justices of the peace in and for said County of Tioga by Bateman Monroe of Sullivan. Farmer, that a certain woman named Elizabeth Comfort, wife of Isaac Comfort who has left his wife without the necessary comforts of life and is also insane. It therefore becomes necessary that you inquire into the wants of the said Elizabeth Comfort and if you find as above stated you will take and provide for the said Elizabeth Comfort with meat and drink and all necessary apart for a person in her situation, Given wth our hands and seals the 11th day of March A. D.1853
E. Burley T.C.
Thoams Reynolds J.P.
Erastus Rose J.P.
Transcribed and published by Joyce M. Tice June 2009



17 MAR 1853 -  Elizabeth Comfort [SRGP 14468 - as Elizabeth Lewis] and Isaac Comfort
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Overseer of the Poor of the District of Sullivan in the County of Tioga. Whereas complaint hath been made before two of the Justices of the Peace of said County that a certain Isaac Comfort has left his wife a charge to said Township of Sullivan this is therefore to authorize you to take the property of the said Isaac Comfort and dispose of the same for the use of his wife or as much as is necessary for the support of his wife while she is chargeable to the Township, In testimoney we have this day set our hand and seal March 17th 1853
E. Burley T.C.
Thomas Reynolds J.P.
Erastus Rose J.P.
Transcribed and published by Joyce M. Tice June 2009
25 JUL 1853 - Sally Ripley
[SRGP 7669 as Sallie Shaw]
To Eleazer Orvis, Rufus Smith, Bateman Monroe the Overseers of the Poor of Sullivan Township in the County of Tioga and to Benjamin Gitchell, Albert Sherwood and Thomas Jerils [Jerould] the Overseers of the poor of Richmond in the same County. Whereas complaint hath been made to us the subscribers two of the Justices of the Peace of and for the said County of Tioga by the Overseers of the Poor for the District of Sullivan that the said Sally Ripley hath lately come to inhabit in the said District of Sullivan not having gained a legal residence therein and that the said Sally Ripley has actually become chargeable to the said District of Sullilvan. We the said Justices upon due proof and consideration had of the premises do adjudge the same to be true and likewise adjudge that the place of the last legal settlement of the said Sally Ripley is the District of Richmond in the County of Tioga. These are therefore to authorize and require you the above named Eleazar Orvis, Rufus Smith and Bateman Monroe, Overseers of the poor of the said District of Sullivan at the expense of the District of Sullivan to remove and convery the said Sally Ripley from the District of Sullivan to the District of Richmond in the County aforesaid and to deliver her together with this order or a true copy of the same to the Overseers of the same who are hereby requested to receive and provide for the said Sally Ripley as a settled inhabitant thereof. Given under our hands and seal this 25th day of July A. D. 1853
E. Burley T.C.
George Knox J.P.
Thomas Portman [?] J.P.
Transcribed and published by Joyce M. Tice June 2009
18 JUL 1854 - Ebenezer Hubbard [SRGP 9984]

To the Overseer of the Poor of the District of Sullivan in the County of Tioga and the state of Pennsylvania
Whereas complaint hath been made unto us two of the justices of the peace in and for said County of Tioga by Seeley Johns, freeman, that Ebenezer Hubbard is at his house and is quite not of health and is unable to support and take care of himself. These are therefore to authorize and to require you to acquire the said Ebenezer Hubbard forthwith into your care and make Suitable provisions for the said Hubbard untill he shall be able to support himself. given under our hands and seals this 18th day of July A. D. 1854
B. I Rose, T.C.
I. S. Rumsey, J.P.
Thos. Reynolds, J.P.
 
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03 MAY 2007
By Joyce M. Tice
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