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Families of Wells, Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
By J. Kelsey Jones - 2006 Edition
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Intro to Early Wells Families
by J. Kelsey Jones 2006 Edition
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Jonathan Miller b. 1776-80 enumerated 1810 census of Tioga County (that portion that became Chemung County), New York residing on the south side of the Chemung River between Elmira and Wellsburg with two males under age ten (b. 1800-01), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84), one female under age ten (b. 1801-10), one female of age ten and under age sixteen (b. 1795-1800), one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1785-94), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1766-84). Enumerated 1820 census of Elmira with one male under age ten (b. 1811-20), one male of age sixteen and under age eighteen (b. 1802-04), one male of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804), one male of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94), two females under age ten (b. 1811-20), one female of age sixteen and under age twenty six (b. 1795-1804), and one female of age twenty six and under age forty five (b. 1776-94). Jonathan first appears on the 1825 assessment list (compiled fall of 1824) of Wells. Appears on several assessment lists unable to pay for children’s schooling. Enumerated 1830 and 1840 census of Wells. Jonathan d. 1842 Wells (Bradford County probate 413). Admitted to probate 6 Oct 1842. Widow, Milicent signed by mark. Inventory taken 12 Oct and filed 5 Nov 1842. Children not identified in probate.

Administrator’s Notice. In pursuance of an order of the Orphan’s Court of Bradford County there will be exposed to public sale on the premises, in Wells tp., Bradford County on the Saturday 5th day of April next, at two o’clock pm certain lot of land situate in Wells township, bounded and described as follows: - north by lands owned by Jesse Shepards, east by land now in possession of Levi Adams, south by James Farley, west by the highway, containing about fifty acres, with a log house and barn thereon and about ten acres improved. J. M. Edsall only surviving Admr of the estate of Jonathan Miller, dec’d (New Star, Troy, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1845).

 1.  daughter b. 1795-1800.
 2.  son b. 1801-4.
 3.  son b. 1802-4.
 4.  daughter b. 1801-10.
 5.  Phebe Ann Miller b. 15 June 1813 Elmira, New York m. John Jefferson Barnes and resided Judson Hill, Wells Township.
 6.  daughter b. 1811-20.
 7.  John D. Miller b. c. 1815.
 8.  Martha Jane Miller b. c. 1820.

Second Generation:
7.  John D. Miller b. c. 1815 m. Lydia Lewis b. 1828 daughter of Stephen Y. and Johanna C. Lewis of Wells. Blacksmith, enumerated in Chemung, Chemung County, New York in 1850. Lydia is perhaps the Lydia Ann Miller enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1860, widow, with daughter Betsey in the household. Lydia m. (2)James King b. 1830 d. 1888 (ts) and Lydia d. 1899 (ts) Daggett Cemetery, Jackson Township, Tioga County.

  9.  Jonathan Dallas Miller b. 24 Mar 1844 Pennsylvania.
  10.  Stephen Miller b. c. 1846 New York.
  11.  Elizabeth A. Miller b. c. 1848 Pennsylvania m. Frederick Hamilton and she d. 8 July 1865 15y 10m 10d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery, Wells Township.

Third Generation:
9.  Jonathan Dallas Miller b. 24 Mar 1844 m. 22 Jan 1867 in Jackson Township, Sylvina Culver b. June c. 1845 (age five on 1850 census) 1847 (1900 census) daughter of Asahel Culver and Phebe Ann Lane of Tioga County. Dallas was enumerated in Wells in 1870, working in a saw mill. Enumerated in Jackson Township, Tioga County in 1880, farmer. Enumerated in Ovid, Seneca County, New York in 1900, farmer, Sylvina mother of eight children, six living. Sylvina d. 12 Aug 1901 Ovid buried Union Cemetery, Ovid, no marker. Dallas m. 26 Nov 1902 in Elmira, New York, Lillian A. VanHorn Brown b. 1850. Enumerated in Troy, Bradford County in 1910, laborer. Dallas d. 12 June 1912 East Smithfield, Bradford County. Lillie d. 24 Oct 1917 Granville Summit, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 A house belonging to Dallas Miller in Wells burned Saturday last and with it his oldest child, aged four years. Another child of two years was somewhat burned (The Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, February 9, 1871).

  child b. c. 1867 d. 3 Feb 1871 4y Wells Township.
  Mary Elizabeth Miller b. 24 July 1870 Pennsylvania m. Andrew Stork (2)Edward Chase and she d. 19 Aug 1947 Rock Glen, Wyoming County, New York.
  Lydia S. Miller b. 14 Feb 1874 Pennsylvania.
  Richard Miller b. c. 1876 Pennsylvania d. young after 1880 census enumeration.
  Lena D. Miller b. 1 Sept 1879 Pennsylvania m. Bert R. Howe (2)William Lynk and she d. 30 Nov 1964 Penn Yan, New York.
  Ida Rosella Miller b. 9 Oct 1880 m. 21 Mar 1898 I. J. Cranmer (2)George Nathan Cranmer (3)Wallace W. Arnold and she d. 20 Jan 1965 Sayre, Pennsylvania.
  Oliver Jess Miller b. 30 July 1884 Wells Township m. Lulu Alliger and he d. 16 Apr 1964 Sayre, Pennsylvania.
  Eva Belle Miller b. 31 July 1888 Jackson Summit, Jackson Township m. Chester Lynk (2)Raymond Grover and she d. 6 July 1960 Warwick, Orange County, New York.

Andrew J. Miller b. 3 Nov 1820 Delaware County, New York was of Southport when he m. 28 July 1842 (Elmira Gazette, August 4, 1842) in Southport, Mahala Seeley of Wells b. 25 Nov 1823 Wells daughter of William Seeley and Sarah Judson. Andrew was perhaps a brother or related to Caleb H. Miller of Wells who was b. Delaware County. Enumerated in Wells in 1850. Andrew d. 25 June 1880 Andrew, Jackson County, Iowa and Mahala d. 3 Mar 1902 Perry, Jackson County, Iowa.

 1.  infant dau d. 7 June 1843 (ts) Mosherville Cemetery. Family record states b. 26 May 1843 d. 7 July    1843.
 2.  Philo J. Miller b. 29 May 1844 Wells m. Isabella Jane Harrah.
 3.  Horace W. Miller b. 17 Apr 1846 Wells d. 7 June 1867 Andrew, Iowa.
 4.  Marshall Ervin Miller b. 27 Mar 1848 Wells m. Leonora Ellis.
 5.  Celestia S. Miller b. 17 Dec 1849 Wells d. 10 June 1852.
 6.  Andrew E. Miller b. 27 Jan 1853 Wells.
 7.  Adella May Miller b. 1 May 1856 Wells m. Cornelius Brown.
 8.  William C. Miller b. 3 Sept 1859 Perry, Iowa d. 6 Apr 1868.
 9.  Malissa S. Miller b. 18 Dec 1862 Perry d. 28 Jan 1868.

Caleb H. Miller b. 24 Mar 1801 Delaware County, New York m. 6 Mar 1831 Phebe Barrett. Caleb first appears on the 1832 assessment list of Wells. Caleb was perhaps a brother of or related to Andrew J. Miller who was b. Delaware County. Caleb m. 8 Apr 1835 (2)Sally Barrett b. c. 1813 New York. Enumerated 1840 census of Wells. Enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1850 and 1860, farmer. Enumerated in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1870. Caleb d. 15 Sept 1877.

 Children of Caleb and Phebe:
 1.  Esther Miller b. 1831.
 2.  Uriah Miller b. 12 June 1832.

 Children of Caleb and Sally:
 3.  Squire Miller b. 10 Sept 1836 Wells.
 4.  Judson Miller b. 22 Aug 1838.
 5.  Marion or Martin V. Miller b. 24 July 1840.
 6.  Lewis Miller b. 10 Dec 1842.
 7.  Delilah Miller b. 1844.
 8.  Abigail Miller b. 1846.

Second Generation:
 3.  Squire Miller b. 10 Sept 1836 m. 3 June 1860 Martha Knapp of Southport b. 8 May 1841 daughter of William T. Knapp and Sarah Benedict. Squire d. 25 Apr 1873 36y 5m 15d 108 Hudson Street buried Webb Mills, New York (Elmira City death record). Martha enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1880. Martha d. 1913 (ts) buried Webb Mills, town of Southport with Squire.

  William Miller b. c. 1864 Pennsylvania.

 4.  Judson Miller b. 22 Aug 1838 m. Bina.

  Jennie Miller b. 1871.

 6.  Lewis Miller b. 10 Dec 1842 m. Mary Teneyck. Enumerated in Jackson township in 1870, farmer. Mary d. 1932.

  Fred Miller b. 1 Feb 1867.
  Mertie Miller b. 26 Aug 1869.
  Nellie Miller b. 30 Dec 1872.
  Lewis Miller b. 4 Apr 1877.
  Lora Miller b. 18 June 1880.
  Claud Miller b. 27 Apr 1883.
  Horace Miller b. 3 July 1885.

Lucy Miller of Wells m. 7 Feb 1872 at her parent’s home, B. O. Scoville of Towanda (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1872).


M. Mills residing village of Mosherville (1858 map).

John C. Mills was a private in Company F, 34th PA Regiment during Civil War d. 29 Dec 1861 Baltimore, Maryland.


Abram Minier b. c. 1810 New York. Wife, Louisa b. c. 1810 Pennsylvania. Enumerated 1835 census of Southport, Chemung County, New York with two males and three females in the household. Enumerated 1850 census of Wells. Resided in northwest Wells in Hammond Creek Valley. Enumerated in Southport in 1860 with wife Deborah b. c. 1820.

 1.  Sarah Minier b. c. 1832.
 2.  James H. Minier b. 4 Aug 1833 d. 22 Sept 1849 16y 1m 18d (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.
 3.  daughter b. c. 1835.
 4.  Helen A. Minier b. c. 1837.
 5.  Lorinda Minier b. c. 1839.
 6.  William Minier b. c. 1841.
 7.  George C. Minier b. c. 1842.
 8.  Mary E. Minier b. c. 1844.
 9.  Martha Minier b. c. 1845.
10.  Catharine Minier b. c. 1848.
11.  Harriet Minier b. c. 1850.
12.  Laura S. Minier b. 1851 d. 15 Sept 1852 11m 20d (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.
13.  Charles Minier b. c. 1852.


Rachel Mitchell, age 52, b. New York, residing Wells in 1850 with children and Dorcas Collier, perhaps her father, age 84 b. New York. A Dorcas Collier d. 12 Nov 1867 87y (ts) Mosherville Cemetery. In the 1860 census enumeration Rachel was age 53 and a Mary Collier, age 80 was residing in the household. Resided south of Mosherville on west side of Judson Hill Road. Rachel contributed $25 in Nov 1869 to a building fund to remove the Presbyterian Church at the state line to Mosherville. Enumerated at Mosherville in 1870.

 1.  George Mitchell b. c. 1826 New York.
 2.  William Mitchell b. c. 1828 New York.
 3.  James Mitchell b. c. 1829 d. 9 Oct 1869 38y (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.
 4.  Mary Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1834 New York m. Solomon Smith French.

Second Generation:
 1.  George Mitchell b. c. 1826 and wife Angeline b. c. 1834 enumerated 1860 census of Wells.

  Alonzo Mithcell b. 1860.


William Moore b. 1753 son of John Moore and Keziah Phillips m. 22 Aug 1778 Mary Smith b. c. 1755 reputed to be the daughter of Jonathan Smith and Anna Hixson. Enumerated in Warwick, Orange County, New York in 1790 and 1800. William was an early settler in the Seeley Creek Valley near Mosherville. William appears on the 1808 assessment (tax) list of Tioga Township (Wells Township had not yet been formed and was created from Smithfield, Lycoming County, which a portion of was created from Tioga Township, Luzerne County). On 1 Feb 1809 Samuel E. Howell and other merchants of Philadelphia deeded (4:191) 80 acres of warrant 154 to William Moore next to lands of Ithamar Judson and Truman Calhoun. William was enumerated in Smithfield Township, Lycoming County (from which Wells was formed) in 1810 over age 45 with a family. He appears on the first assessment of Wells in 1812-13. On the 1817 assessment list he was a mason. Enumerated in Wells in 1820 with children in his household, but no wife. On 19 May 1821 William Moore and Mary his wife deeded (4:192) the 80 acre farm to Theophilus Moore of Wells. William last appears on the 1822 assessment list of Wells.

One record relates that William Moore was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 1756. He served as a Private in Captain William Tucker's Company in the Revolutionary War. He died in Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1836. Alma and Florence Moore, daughter's of Frank Moore (son of Israel Moore) joined the Daughters of the American Revolution on this lineage. Two of Israel's sons (George William and Frank) were members of the Sons of the American Revolution. The applications note that William Moore was married to Mary Moore and that William was a private in Captain William Tucker's Company in the First Regiment of New Jersey Militia, Hunterdon County, Col. Isaac Smith Commanding. Another record also states William was a survivor of the Wyoming Massacre.

William and Mary perhaps buried Mosherville Cemetery near their residence and where some of their children are buried.

 1.  son b. 1779.
 2.  son b. 1781.
 3.  Keziah Moore b. c. 1783 m. John Beers.
 4.  son b. c. 1785-7.
 5.  daughter b. c. 1785-7.
 6.  Joseph Moore perhaps b. c. 1789.
 7.  Israel Moore b. 15 Nov 1790 New York.
 8.  Theophilus Moore b. c. 1792.
 9.  daughter b. 1791-1800.
10.  daughter b. 1796-1800.
11.  Amos Moore b. 30 Apr 1801.
12.  Richard Moore b. 1802-4.
13.  son b. 1805-10.
14.  son b. 1811-20.

One of the above daughters was Elizabeth Moore who married Samuel Judson.

Died in Wells, Bradford Co., Pa., on the 9th inst., after a lingering illness, Miss Nancy Moore, aged 36 years, 6 months, and 11 days (Elmira Gazette, November 14, 1835). Perhaps a daughter of the above William Moore.

Second Generation:
 6.  Joseph Moore perhaps b. c. 1789 appears on the first assessment list of Wells in 1812-13, resided on    the same warrant parcel as his father and followed the same occupation of mason. Joseph petitioned    with others in 1812 to establish a road in the Seeley Creek Valley from the state line to Sugar Creek    near Troy. In 1815 Joseph was single. Joseph was not listed as single on the 1816 assessment list. In    1817 and 1818 he was listed as a mason and single. On the 1820 assessment list he was residing in    the Seeley Creek Valley near Mosherville. On the 1823 assessment list he was single. On the 1824    assessment list he was listed as single, but it was then crossed out. Listed as single on the 1825    assessment. On the 1830 census enumeration Joseph had a wife b. 1801-1810. Joseph, Amos, and    Israel Moore enumerated as living near each other in 1830. Joseph last appears on the 1831     assessment list of Wells, but then appears again in 1835 through 1840, but was not enumerated in    Wells in 1840.

  15.  daughter b. 1826-30.

 7.  Israel Moore b. 15 Nov 1790 served War of 1812 in Capt. S. L. Smith’s New York militia, m. 28 Sept 1823 at Daggett, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Julia Ann Pettingill b. 27 Sept 1802 Providence, Rhode Island daughter of George Dorrance Pettingill and Eunice Murray. Enumerated in Wells in 1830. Enumerated in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1850 and 1860. Israel d. 22 July 1862 (ts). Julia enumerated in Wells in 1870 in home of daughter Caroline VanSciver. Julia d. 11 Aug 1880 (ts) Mosherville Cemetery. Perhaps the same Israel Moore in the LDS database b. 3 Feb 1790 son of William Thomas Moore and Mary Elizabeth Ward.

  16.  George William Moore b. 1824 m. and resided in St. Paul, Minnesota, involved in the newspaper business, d. 1891.
  17.  John Moore b. Sept 1824.
  18.  Oscar Moore b. c. 1827.
  19.  son b. c. 1829.
  20.  Charles Bingley Moore b. 28 Nov 1831 Wells m. 25 May 1856 Tamar Elizabeth Shaff daughter of William Shaff of Corning, New York. Charles served in 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War, removed to Wisconsin shortly after, and he d. 18 May 1904 Plainfield, Wisconsin.
  21.  M. Jane Moore b. c. 1834.
  22.  Emma Moore b. 29 Feb 1836.
  23.  Caroline Moore b. c. 1838 m. Abraham VanSciver and she d. age 60 survived by sons, Frank and George Edwin; sister, Mary Osman and brothers, John Moore of Wells, Frank and Charles Moore in the west. Burial at Mosherville (obituary).
  24.  Mary J. Moore b. c. 1840.
  25.  B. Franklin Moore b. 1843 m. and worked in the composing room of the St Paul Pioneer Press and St Paul Dispatch, St. Paul, Minnesota, two daughters Florence and Alma, and he d. 1929.
  26.  Julia H. Moore b. c. 1848.

 8.  Theophilus Moore b. c. 1792, served War of 1812, first appears on the 1815 assessment list as single,   same in 1816, 1817, and 1818. Wife, Dorothy b. 1785. Resided on warrant parcel 1393 on Judson    Hill where he was residing in 1820 and 1822, removed to the flats in the Seeley Creek Valley on the    farm of his father, on the north edge of Mosherville, which later became the Lyman French farm.    Enumerated in Wells in 1820 and 1830. Dorothy d. 11 June 1847 62y 4m 7d (ts) Mosherville    Cemetery. Theophilus was enumerated in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1850,    age 58. One son enumerated in their household in 1830 and 1840, perhaps the Theophilus Moore b.    c. 1820 Pennsylvania enumerated in 1850 in Wells with wife, Jemima b. c. 1820 New York and son,    Lucius b. 1850 Pennsylvania.

  son b. 1816-20.
  daughter b. 1821-25.

11.  Amos Moore b. 30 Apr 1801 New York first appears on the 1823 assessment list of Wells, single. On   the 1824 assessment list he was single and a cripple. On the 1830 census enumeration he had a wife    b. 1801-10 but no children in their household. On the 1840 census enumeration he had a wife b.    1811-20. Enumerated in Springfield Township in 1850, farmer. Wife, Eliza H. b. c. 1814 New York.   Amos d. in Richmond Township, Tioga County (Mansfield Advertiser, May 31, 1871) 13 May 1871    70y 13d (ts) Mosherville Cemetery, Wells Township. Eliza d. 1883 74y (ts) Prospect Cemetery,    Mansfield, Pennsylvania.

  Orintha Moore b. c. 1833.
  Warren Moore b. c. 1838.
  William H. Moore b. c. 1840 m. 23 Aug 1870 in Mansfield (Mansfield Advertiser, August 31, 1870)    Phebe S. Marvin of Richmond Township.
  Jonathan Moore b. 1843 m. 14 Jan 1869 (Mansfield Advertiser, January 27, 1869) in Richmond     Township, Mary E. Kelley of Richmond Township b. 1847. Jonathan d. 1910 (ts) and Mary d.     1929 (ts) Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
  Mary Ann Moore b. c. 1846.

12.  Richard Moore b. 1802-4 enumerated 1820 census of Wells with a wife and two children, two    households from William Moore and first appears on the 1821 assessment list of Wells. Richard was    a blacksmith. Richard last appears on the 1825 assessment list. If he is the Richard More enumerated    in Rutland Township, Tioga County in 1830 there are more children born prior to 1820 than    appeared in the 1820 census enumeration.

  son b. 1811-20.
  daughter b. 1811-20.

Third Generation:
17.  John Moore b. Sept 1824 m. c. 1853 Caroline Brown b. Aug 1832 (1900 census) 1836 (ts). John served in Company D, 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, during the Civil War. Enumerated in Wells in 1900, Caroline mother of eight children, four living, granddaughter Gertrude Stowell residing with them. Caroline d. 1909 (ts) and John d. 19__(no date of death inscribed) Mosherville Cemetery. Sons, Linn Moore b. c. 1861 and Philip Moore b. c. 1867 and a daughter.

Mrs. Caroline Moore died at 7:30 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Howard Stowell, 259 South Walnut Street. Mrs. Moore was seventy-nine years old. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Mosherville. Her husband survives, also one daughter Mrs. Howard Stowell, three sons and one brother, William Brown of Jackson Summit, Pa. The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at the home of Mrs. Stowell. The Rev. Mr. Reddick officiated at the services. The remains will be taken to Mosherville for burial (obituary).

Israel Moore b. 1801 located western part of Wells on Judson Hill, afterwards owned by L. Parmenter and W. A. Updyke. Israel d. 13 May 1871 70y 13d (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.

E. R. Moore d. 21 Feb 1836 (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.

Horace D. Moore b. 7 Mar 1827 d. 7 Jan 1899 408 West Third Street, Elmira, New York. Two daughters, Mrs. C. R. French and Mrs. L. W. Garrison. Buried Judson Hill (obituary). Civil War veteran. Wife Elizabeth, b. England (Bradford County Death Record) June 15, 1829 July 9, 1895 (ts and Bradford County Death Record).

Charlotte wife of David Moore b. 10 June 1808 d. 5 Nov 1890 (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery. In 1850 she was residing with Stanton Mott family and in 1860 with John Mott family. In 1870 she was residing with son Elisha Moore, age 27.
Elisha Moore 1842 19  (date never inscribed)

George W. Moore, 19, b. Pennsylvania, day laborer, d. May 1859 of cholic, ill 3 days (1860 Wells township, Bradford County mortality schedule). George W. Moore d. May 15, 1860 19y 5m 21d

Elizabeth Moore m. Holly Seeley b. 7 Aug 1787 son of James Seeley and Nancy Westlake of Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Holly d. 24 Sept 1870 Kendallville, Illinois.

Hannah Moore b. c. 1799 Connecticut enumerated 1850 census of Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania with Mary A., age 29 born Ohio, Elijah age 27 born Ohio, Lydia age 18 born Pennsylvania, Joseph age 3 born Pennsylvania in household. She was a daughter of Jacob Cummings and Mary Franklin of Rutladn.

Sally Ann Moore b. 24 Nov 1817 daughter of Silas Moore b. 29 Sept 1789 and Lydia West was of Wells when she m. 15 Mar 1835 David Dean Barber of Troy.


Solomon Morey settled Elmira, New York and d. in a railroad accident 1869 age 70.

 1.  Samuel Morey.
 2.  Chester Morey b. c. 1839 served 117 NY Regiment during Civil War d. 1888 49y Hornellsville, New   York.
 3.  Andrew B. Morey b. 1 Dec 1841 Elmira served Company C, 100 New York Volunteer Infantry, m.    1869 Libbie French, resided Elmira, New York.
 4.  son.
 5.  son.

Second Generation:
 1.  Samuel Morey received as member of Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1859,    went into Union Army, 161st regiment, 16th Cav., shot Boydon Plank Road, Virginia, 27 Oct 1864.    His wife d. 19 Mar 1862 22y 4m 29d (ts) and infant son d. 26 Jan 1862 2m 24d (ts) Coryland    Cemetery.


Gershom Morison enumerated 1830 census of Wells.

Elizabeth Morrison, age 68, widow, b. Virginia, d. Feb 1850 of dropsy, ill 15 days (1850 Wells township, Bradford County mortality schedule).


Humphrey Mosher b. 16 Nov 1797 (ts) son of Stephen Mosher and Susannah Wilbor m. 21 Feb 1817 Abigail Coonley b. 14 Nov 1797 daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Coonley. Enumerated in Stanford, Dutchess County, New York in 1820 and 1830. Humphrey and Abigail with their family removed to Wells in 1833 from Stanford and purchased the hotel property of Ithamar Judson at French Mills, now Mosherville which later took its name from Humphrey. Later, had grocery business in Southport, Chemung County, New York and enumerated there in 1870. Abigail d. 27 Oct 1877 (ts) and Humphrey d. 3 Feb 1880 (ts) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. Wilson (obituary) Mosherville Cemetery.

Died - Humphrey Mosher, Mosherville, last Tues, old resident (Mansfield Advertiser, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1880).

 1.  son b. c. 1818.
 2. Eliza Mosher b. c. 1820 Stanford m. after the 1850 census enumeration, James Adams and resided    at Troy, Pennsylvania.
 3. Mary Mosher b. c. 1822 Stanford.
 4. Catherine Mosher b. 25 Mar 1824 Stanford m. a White (2)Lyman French.
 5. Sarah C. Mosher b. 10 Feb 1826 Stanford.
 6. Wilber Mosher b. 1828 Stanford, sawyer in 1850 census enumeration.
 7.  Abigail Mosher b. 3 May 1830 Stanford m. 2 June 1852 William R. Wilson.
 8.  Lydia A. Mosher b. c. 1832 Stanford m. A. Beardslee and resided at Southport, Chemung County,    New York.
 9. Susan Mosher b. c. 1834 Wells, single in 1870, resided Elmira, New York.
10. Humphrey J. Mosher b. c. 1836 Wells resided Elmira, New York operated a meat market in Elmira.
11.  Frederick C. Mosher b. c. 1838 Wells d. 21 Apr 1867 27y (ts) Mosherville Cemetery.

Second Generation:
 3.  Mary Mosher b. c. 1822 m. Lorenzo Wing b. c. 1811 New York. Lorenzo first appears on the 1840    assessment list of Wells, innkeeper. Enumerated 1850 census of Wells. Removed to Elmira, New    York.

  Lydia A. Wing b. c. 1842.
  Edson Wing b. c. 1844.
  Henry Wing b. c. 1845.
  Elizabeth Wing b. c. 1846.
  Maria Wing b. c. 1847.

 5. Sarah C. Mosher b. 10 Feb 1826 m. 4 Dec 1850 Finla M. Jones b. 20 Oct 1820 Seely Creek,    Southport, Chemung County, New York son of Philo Jones and Jane H. Carpenter.

  Frank F. Jones.
  Floyd H. Jones d. 22 Dec 1875.
  Fred M. Jones.
  Charles S. Jones.
  Grant Jones.
  Matthew C. Jones.

Jared Moshier first appears on the 1836 assessment list of Wells. On the 1840 assessment list he transfered property to Jacob Peckham.

Eli Moshier b. 26 Feb 1802 Dutchess County, New York son of Ephraim Moshier m. Naomi Conley b. 1803. On 19 Apr 1823 Eli was disowned by the Stanford Monthly Meeting of Friends for “marrying out.” They removed to Bentley Creek, Ridgebury Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and were enumerated there in 1840 and 1850, farmer. They removed to Havana (now Montour Falls), Schuyler County, New York and then to Southport, Chemung County, New York where Eli d. 28 Feb 1877 Southport and Naomi d. 1877 (ts) buried Pine City Cemetery.

 1.  Catherine Moshier b. 26 Aug 1823 m. Samuel Jenkins and 25 July 1852 (2)William Strouse.
 2.  Lewis E. Moshier b. 1825 m. 3 July 1853 Caroline Dean of South Creek.
 3. Huldah Moshier b. 1828 m. David McWhorter.
 4. Elijah Moshier.
 5. Ruth A. Moshier b. 1831 m. Caleb Tyler McWhorter.
 6. Richard Moshier.
 7. Mary E. Moshier.
 8. Martha Moshier.
 9. George W. Moshier b. c. 1838.

George W. Moshier received as member of Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1870. George W. Moshier d. 4 Mar 1922 Batt F 1st Pa Art. One brother, G. C. Moshier of Waterloo, New
York; sons, C. J. and B. F. of Elmira and C. C. of Pine City. Wife d. fifteen years earlier. Buried Mosherville Cemetery (obituary).

Betsy A., widow of George W. Mosher d. at the family home 209 West Henry Street, Elmira, age 79 years. Survived by four sons, George E., Albert J., Dee R., and Frank, all of Elmira. Five daughters, Mrs. Clara Handy, Mrs. Edward J. Hazen, Mrs. G. R. Farr, Mrs. Edward MacMillan, all of Elmira and Mrs. L. F. Jenkins of Centralia, Washington. Daughter, Mary H. d. before mother on 8 Aug 1903 Conemaugh, Pennsylvania wife of Seth Crippen, buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York, husband and two children surviving (obituary).


Stanton Mott b. c. 1790 New York and wife Hannah b. Rhode Island. Enumerated 1850 census of Wells. Hannah was living in the 1860 census enumeration, residing with son John. There was a Staunton Mott enumerated in Abington Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 1840.

 1.  Charlotte Mott.
 2.  Laura Mott b. c. 1812 was age 36 in 1850 in the household of her father and age 53 in 1860 in the    household of her brother.
 3. Sylvia Mott b. c. 1814.
 4. John S. Mott b. Mar c. 1816.
 5.  Clarissa Mott b. July 1827 m. James Madison Pettengill.
 6.  Hannah Mott b. c. 1833.
 7.  Eliza Mott b. c. 1835.

Second Generation:
 1.  Charlotte Mott was enumerated as Charlotte Mott in 1850, age 39 in the household of her father and   as Charlotte Moore in 1860, age 56 in the household of her brother. She is presumed to be the    Charlotte Moore b. 10 June 1808 wife of David Moore and d. 5 Nov 1890 (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.

 3. Sylvia Mott b. c. 1814 became Mrs. Moore. She and her children were living with her father in    1850. Sons, William and Elisha were residing with uncle John Mott in 1860.

  William Stanton Moore b. c. 1837 New York.
  George W. Moore b. Nov 1840 Pennsylvania d. 15 May 1860 19y 5m 21d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.
  Elisha Moore b. 1842 Pennsylvania has a marker in Judson Hill Cemetery with no date of death     inscribed.

 4. John S. Mott b. Mar  c. 1816 m. c. 1848 Hannah Moore b. July 1832. Shoemaker, resided Wells.  Hannah mother of eight children, seven living in the 1900 census enumeration. Hannah d. Mar 1918 buried Burton Hill, Rutland Township.

  Mrs. Hannah Mott, 85, died Coryland at home of son John. Funeral at Judson Hill. Interment at    Burton Hill (Troy Gazette Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 21, 1918).

  8.  John C. Mott b. Nov 1851.
  9.  Charles Mott b. c. 1854.
  10.  Elisha Mott b. c. 1856.
  11.  Charlotte Mott b. c. 1859.
  12.  William H. Mott b. c. 1861.
  13.  Elnora Mott.
  14.  Mary Mott b. c. 1864.
  15.  Emma Jane Mott b. c. 1869.
  16.  Amelia Hannah Mott m. Elda S. Stafford.
  17.  Arthur Mott.

Third Generation:
10.  Elisha Mott b. c. 1856 m. Elnora Pettengill.

  Violet Mott.
  Effie Mae Mott.
  Curance Mott.
  Frances Mott.

12.  William H. Mott b. c. 1861 m. Mary Ann Delcamp.

  Asa Mott m. Amelila Hannah Stafford and had a son Stanley A. Mott.
  Lula H. Mott.
  Viola May Mott b. 1901 m. Sanford Wilmot Gordon and had June Gordon and Dean Gordon.
  John L. Mott.


M. Murry d. age 82 (ts) North Wells Cemetery. The identity of M. Murry is unknwon and no Murrys appear on assessment records of Wells up through 1840. The marker is a native inscribed stone. There was a William Murray enumerated in Warwick, Orange County, New York in 1800 and many Warwick families settled in Wells.

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