Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1885 Seven Counties History - Bradford County PA
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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.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"


Ulster was one of the original townships and was formed previous to the organization of Bradford county.  It is bounded on the north by Athens, on the east, by the Susquehanna river, on the south, by North Towanda and Burlington, on the west by Smithfield and Burlington.  It is situated on the west bank of the Susquehanna, embracing some very fertile and productive lands upon the river flats, and fine grazing and dairy farms upon the uplands.  Ulster, a village in the township, on the line Lehigh Valley railroad, is located upon the site of an ancient Indian village.  Milan is a village also upon the line of the railroad and a station.
The early settlers were Captain Benjamin Clark, Nathaniel Hovey, Solomon Tracy, Adriel Simons, Eli Holcomb, Capt. Isaac Cash, David Cash, Abram Parmeter, Chester Bingham, Osias Bingham, W. Rice, Elijah Granger, Thomas Overton, Abraham Brokaw, Leonard Westbrook, Joseph C. Powell, Joseph Smith, Lockwood Smith, Ezekiel Curry, Ezekiel Curry Jr., Abraham Minier, William Lockery, Joseph Lockery, Jeduthan Simons, Peter McAuley, George A. VanDyke, Simons C. Hovey.
--An epidemic fever prevailed in Ulster in 1803.
--Captain Benjamin Clark, Adriel Simons, Solomon Tracey and Captain Isaac Cash, were early settlers of Ulster and did service in the revolutionary war.
--Great flood in the Susquehanna, in 1786.
--Lorin Kingsbury taught the first school in Ulster.
--Eli Holcomb built the first saw mill in Ulster, in 1817.
--Captain Benjamin Clark built the first house in Ulster, in 1785.
--Capt. Benjamin Clark, was the first permanent settler of Ulster in 1785.
--Five-hundred shad were caught at a single haul with a seine, in the river at Ulster in 1810.
--Old Sheshquin was the original name of Ulster.  Ulster was named by the Susquehanna Land Company.
--The Pennsylvania, New York Canal Railroad, now under the control of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, was constructed through Ulster in 1868.

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