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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Diaries & Letters of Tri-Counties
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1865 - Rev. Joel Jewell - Diary Abstracts
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Rev. Jewel Diary Abstracts
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by Joyce M. Tice July 2001
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The following deaths and marriages are taken from the diary of Rev. Joel Jewell, Presbyterian clergyman at Aspinwall (now Coryland), Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The Jewell family had removed from Wells to near Speedsville, New York and on April 11th returned to Wells Township arriving on April 13th. Original diary in possession of Bradford County Historical Society.
1/29 George Baker took me to X Roads (Columbia Cross Roads), where I preached a memorial discourse for John Henry Yeomans who was wounded near Atlanta, GA and died at Cairo, Ill.
5/11 Preached the funeral of old Mrs. James Wilson.
5/19 Preached the funeral of old Mr. Gifford at Judson Hill.
6/22 Went to Peter McClelland’s to marry Benj. G. Watkins to Aminta B. McClelland.
7/1 Preached funeral of Hermon Gifford at Judson Hill.
8/19 Went to Elmira to see brother Joseph L. Riggs for the last time as he died the next day.
8/20 Preached the funeral of Amon Warner’s son Truman at the Baptist Church.
8/23 Preached the funeral of Nathan Shepard (under date of 7/3 - went to see Nathan Shephard who has had a chronic diarrhea since he returned from the army). Celestia Terwilliger was buried the same day.
9/3 Preached memorial funeral on account of death of Geo. Brink confined for 9 months in the rebel prison at Andersonville.
9/8 Preached the funeral of Oliver Adam’s son who died of diptheria at Judson Hill.
10/2 Preached the funeral of Esq. Grinnell’s daughter Susan at his house.
10/22 Married Anson Card to Helen Taber both of Sylvania - this wedding on the 15th.
10/24 Married Franklin Warner to Margaret Queal and William Gordon to Lina Gordon.
10/29 Preached the funeral of Alexander Lewis at Judson Hill.
11/23 Preached the funeral of old Mrs. Tickner, 87, at the Beckwith school house.
12/17 Attended funeral of Marshall Ingersoll.
12/27 Attended the funeral of old Mrs. Woolf.

Other names mentioned in visits, etc., - George Baker, Sister Besley, Frank Bowman, Deacon Brasted, James H. Brink, James Campbell, Dr. Cole, David Corey, Brother Dillistin (came to see about getting me to return to Wells), Alfred Ferguson and son Coursen, Abraham Fries, David Fries, John Gillett, W. Gustin, Alfred Hammond, Jacob Heater, Brother P. R. Knapp, David Lane, Daniel Lawrence, Newell Leonard, John McClelland, Montayne, Thomas Owen, Alanson Palmer, Dayton Shepard, H. Warner, Brother Samuel Wright. Rev. Jewell also named several members of his own family including sister Sally in Elmira and brother Calvin in Hector.

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Biography of Rev. Joel Jewell submitted by Don Stanton 21 MAR 2004
Rev. Joel Jewell
From “The Troy Register, Wed. March 28, 1883

Rev. Joel Jewell, whose familiar face we are pleased to present to our readers in this issue, was born in Durham, Greene County, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1803, and is in the seventh generation from Thomas Jewell, who migrated from England and settled near Boston in 1637.

He was the oldest of seven children of Deacon Joseph Jewell, who was a strict disciplinarian of the puritan stock.  In Feb. 1814 he, with the family, moved to Hector, N.Y., where he resided at the time of his marriage, Feb. 6, 1827, to Mary Adriance.

He resided in Hector, except that they lived two years in Horseheads, until 1837, when they removed to Farmington, Pa.  It was while residing at this place that he was constrained to enter the ministry and Sept. 14, 1843, he was licensed to preach the gospel, and immediately commenced his labors in Farmington and Nelson.  On Dec. 17, 1845, he was ordained by the Presbytery of Wellsborough.

In 1846, he accepted a call from West Newark and Speedsville, N. Y., where he remained five and one-half years.

At Wells and Columbia, Pa., he had held services occasionally, but his regular ministrations began there in May, 1852, and were continued until 1870, when he removed from Wells and served the churches at Columbia Cross Roads and Sylvania, and preaches and holds a Sabbath school there every Sunday at the present time.

Having enjoyed over fifty-six years of wedded life, he and his wife are living by themselves at Troy, having had seven children: Joseph Hiram, of Troy; Rev. David Albert, Iona, Mich.; Rev. Joel Spencer, Kings Ferry, N. Y.; Calvin Parsons, Howell, Mich.; Mary Bithiah, now Mrs. Morris Shepard, Aspinwall, and William Henry, Elmira, N. Y.

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