From AN OUTLINE HISTORY of Tioga and Bradford
Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler
in New York by TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, BORO'S AND CITIES"
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Seven Counties History - Tioga
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
ReTyped for Tri-Counties by Barbara COMSTOCK
Coy and Pat Raymond. Book Submitted by Walt Samson
“HISTORY OF SEVEN COUNTIES presented by the Elmira Weekly Gazette".
It is an “Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania,
Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York by TOWNSHIPS,
VILLAGES, BORO’S AND CITIES.” Written expressly for the Gazette Company,
Elmira, N. Y. Copyright 1885.
Farmington Township was formed from the township of Elkland, in the
year 1830. It contains an area of about 24,000 acres lying south of the
Cowanesque river opposite the township of Nelson and the borough of Elkland.
Its mean elevation is about 1,500 feet above sea level. Its inhabitants
are now almost exclusively devoted to the pursuit of farming. It was originally
covered with a heavy forest, but the untiring industry of two generations
and their accumulations, the third or present generation have succeeded
in making it productive. Elegant farm house, good barns, smooth fields,
good fences, improved agricultural implements greet the traveler at every
Its first settler was David Bryant in the year 1820, and he was soon
followed by a race of hardy, industrious and frugal citizens. The Chamberlains,
the Pierces, Halls, Cadys, VanDusens, Casbeers, Redfields, Gees, Herricks,
Hoyts, Babcocks, Butts, Buckbees, Crippins, Bottoms, Blanchards, Baxters,
McCallums, Prestons, Fosters, and others have made Farmington one of the
best townships in the county.