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Families of Wells, Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
By J. Kelsey Jones - 2006 Edition
(Nelson to Norris)
Intro to Early Wells Families
by J. Kelsey Jones 2006 Edition
published by Joyce M. Tice
Photo October 1998 by Joyce M. Tice

Seth B. Nelson became a member of the Presbyterian Church at Aspinwall (now Coryland) in 1836. His name appears on a list of buyers at the estate auction of Morris Shepard, July 1837.

NEVIN see Niven


Amasa Newton Jr., b. c. 1800 son of Amasa Newton and Jemima Nichols m. Lucinda Pollard b. c. 1803 Chenango County, New York daughter of David Pollard and Mary Landers of the town of Bainbridge (that portion that is now Afton), Chenango County, New York. Amasa and Lucinda enumerated 1830 census in the town of Bainbridge. In the church session records of the Congregational Presbyterian Society of Cilicia in the town of Bainbridge, "Amasa Newton and Mrs. Amasa Newton Jr., presented themselves for examination for admission into this Church and were accepted," dated Dec 30, 1831. This record would refer to Lucinda, but since there is no Jr. indicated on Amasa's name it may refer to his father. Amasa and Lucinda's residence was in the western portion of the town of Bainbridge, near North Afton. Sometime in the 1830's they removed to the neighboring town of Oxford, Chenango County, New York and were enumerated there in 1840. Amasa and Lucinda then removed to the Seeley Creek Valley in the town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. On 1 Mar 1848 (Liber 17:521) Amasa Newton of Southport purchased one acre and nine perches of land in the town of Southport from Edward and Pamelia Miller for twenty dollars. Almost one year later, on 24 Feb 1849 (Liber 17:522) Amasa Newton Jr., and Lucinda, his wife, of Southport, sold the one acre and nine perches to Joel Clinton. The deed was signed by A. Newton Jr., and Lucinda Newton. Amasa Newton, farmer, age 49, d. Jan 1850 in the town of Southport of inflamation in the bowels (1850 mortality schedule). He is believed to be buried in the Webb Mills Cemetery, town of Southport, no marker. His burial was one of the first in the cemetery, a few burials taking place in 1849. Lucinda and her two youngest children were enumerated in the 1850 census of Southport. Son, Starkey was married and living near Lucinda. The above sale of land was witnessed by John S. Pedrick and the Newton family was enumerated in the household next to the John S. Pedrick family in 1850. This would indicate the family lived in the Seeley Creek Valley on the main road between present Pine City and Webb Mills. Both sons were enumerated as sawyers in 1850, perhaps employed in one of the sawmills situated on Seeley Creek. Sons, Starkey and David removed up Bird Creek into Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, a short distance from their former residence in the town of Southport and where they were enumerated in the 1860 census. Lucinda and daughter, Augusta returned to the town of Bainbridge, Chenango County before 1855. Lucinda m. before 1860 (2)Thomas Newton of the town of Bainbridge as his second wife. Thomas Newton was b. 12 Nov 1792 son of William Wallace Newton and Lydia Wells who settled in Bainbridge. Thomas was a captain of the state militia and a farmer in the town of Bainbridge, m. (1)Huldah Holcomb who d. 17 Feb 1852 58y (ts) North Afton Cemetery. Thomas and Lucinda resided on a farm in the western portion of the town of Bainbridge near North Afton on lot 44. Thomas and Lucinda removed to Binghamton, New York where Thomas d. 14 July 1877 (ts) buried with his first wife in North Afton Cemetery, town of Afton, Chenango County, New York. After his death Lucinda remained in Binghamton and mention is made of her visiting relatives and friends in a January 16, 1880 issue of The Bainbridge Republican. From Binghamton she returned to the town of Southport, Chemung County to reside with or near her children. Daughter, Augusta resided there and sons, Starkey and David lived only a few miles over the state line in Wells township.

Lucinda d. 22 Feb 1886 Bird Creek Road, Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania at the home of son, David or son, Starkey. Only a portion of her cemetery marker exists, having broke in the past and a portion having disappeared. The month and year of her death is taken from The Afton Enterprise newspaper, Afton, New York and the day is taken from The Advocate newspaper, Millerton, Pennsylvania. She is buried in the Webb Mills Cemetery, town of Southport, Chemung County, New York about one fourth of a mile from where the family originally settled in the town of Southport. The remaining portion of her marker reads: _________ DIED Feb. 2_, 188_ Aged 8_ Years. Lucinda's marker is in the north half of the cemetery on the highest point. It is related her marker broke into several pieces when a young boy and his friend were playing there and climbing on tombstones. Mr. Clarence Holley, aged eighty years (son of Maude Holley Andrews who was raised by Timothy and Augusta Newton Loughhead) went with the compiler of this sketch to the cemetery and indicated the marker. The top portion of the marker is missing and a portion of the bottom has been repaired and recemented, which covers some of the inscription. Lucinda's granddaughter, Loretta Newton Oldroyd and family are buried near her.

DIED. NEWTON. - at the residence of P. R. Newton, Binghamton, July 14th, 1877, Thomas Newton, formerly of this town aged 84 years. His remains were interred at North Afton on Monday last (The Bainbridge Republican, Bainbridge, New York, Saturday, July 19, 1877).

Wilkins' Settlement - Lucinda, widow of Thos. Newton, formerly of this place, died recently at Southport, N. Y. (The Afton Enterprise, Afton, New York, Friday, March 19, 1886).

Mrs. Newton, mother of Mr. David Newton, of Bird Creek, died on Monday last, the 22 inst., aged 80 years (The Advocate, Millerton, Pennsylvania - undated obituary from scrapbook collection).

The 1830 census would indicate there were two females in Amasa and Lucinda's household born between 1820 and 1825. Since neither of these two females were named in probate records of Lucinda's sisters, they were either deceased or were not Lucinda's children, but children of a first wife of Amasa. The daughter b. c. 1825 was still living in the 1840 census enumeration, but there is no further record of her.

 1. perhaps a daughter b. c. 1823.
 2. perhaps a daughter b. c. 1825 living 1840.
 3. Jefferson Starkey Newton b. Feb 1829 town of Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York.
 4. David J. Newton b. 1 Aug 1832.
 5. Augusta L. Newton b. Nov 1838.

Second Generation:
 3. Jefferson Starkey Newton b. Feb 1829 evidently received his name from Jefferson Starkey who    resided in the southeastern portion of the town of Oxford, Chenango County, New York and where    his parents resided for a period of time. Starkey and wife, Nancy W. b. c. 1833 were residing in the    town of Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1850, his occupation being a sawyer. No marriage   record found for Starkey and Nancy in the three years of existing vital records of 1847, 1848, and    1849 for the town of Southport. Their residence was in the Seeley Creek Valley between present Pine    City and Webb Mills. They are not enumerated in the 1855 census of Southport, probably having    removed a short distance up Bird Creek and over the state line into Wells township, Bradford County,   Pennsylvania where they were enumerated in the 1860 census, his occupation being a farmer. He    purchased fifty acres of land in Wells township from John and Martha Brown, deed dated 6 Apr 1857   (Liber 62:360). The fifty acres were sold 1 Dec 1862 to Horace J. Cook of Lycoming County,    Pennsylvania (Liber 63:366). He purchased thirty three acres of land near his first purchase from    Andrew J. and Julia Ann Stafford, deed dated 15 Feb 1865 (Liber 71:99-100). Their residence in    Wells township was in the northeastern portion of the township on the east side of Bird Creek Road.

  Nancy Newton, age 46, d. March 1880 of rheumatism, b. Pennsylvania, father b. New York, mother    b. Pennsylvania, 44 years in county (1880 Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania mortality    schedule). Her place of interment is unknown, no marker in any of the local cemeteries. Starkey and    daughter were residing in the family home in Wells township in the 1880 census enumeration. He m.    in that same year, Margaret H. Eighmey b. Feb 1836 daughter of Lawrence and Eliza Ann    Eighmey. Starkey retired from farming and was a salesman in 1890 and resided at 158 South Elm    Street, Elmira, New York. In 1891 and 1892 he was employed by the Barnard Washing Machine    Manufacturing Company and resided at 333 South Broadway, Elmira, New York. In 1900 he had a    grocery business at his home at 416 South Broadway. They were still residing at 416 South Broadway   in 1903. In 1905 they resided at 509 South Broadway. Starkey d. 21 Jan 1906 Elmira, New York    buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Margaret d. 23 Jan 1912 buried with Starkey. She had no    children.

  J. Starkey Newton, aged seventy-six years, died Sunday at his home, 409 South Broadway. He is    survived by his wife, one daughter Mrs. Clara Morrison of Tioga, Pa., one brother Daniel (should    have read David) of this city and one sister Mrs. Augusta Lawhead (should have read Loughead) of    Seeley Creek. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house. Burial will be in    Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Francis Sherer will officiate (Elmira Gazette and Free Press, Monday    Evening, January 22, 1906).

  Mrs. Margaret H. Newton.
  Mrs. Margaret Newton died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lewis E. Sadler, 511 South Broadway    yesterday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lucy Sadler, of Elmira, three    brothers, Lawrence Eighmey of Athens; George Eighmey, of Daggett, Pa., and Jerome Eighmey, of    Los Angeles, Cal. The funeral will be held at the home on Broadway, Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will    be in Woodlawn cemetery. The Rev. L. N. Stirrell of the Southside Baptist church will officiate    (Elmira Star-Gazette, Wednesday, January 24, 1912).

  6.  Clarissa H. Newton b. Feb 1854.

 4. David J. Newton b. 1 Aug 1832 was enumerated with his mother in the town of Southport, Chemung   County, New York in 1850, his occupation being sawyer. He was also on the 1851 military list
  for the town of Southport. David m. Mereda Strock b. 23 July 1831 (record made by daughter)    Pennsylvania daughter of William and Eleanor Strock. Perhaps David and Mereda resided at    Galeton, Potter County, Pennsylvania for a short period as daughter, Loretta is related to have been    born there. David purchased fifty acres of land in Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania    from John and Martha Brown, deed dated 6 Apr 1857 (Liber 63:2-3). He resided near his brother on    the east side of Bird Creek Road, his occupation being a farmer. Eleanor Strock was enumerated with    the family in 1860 and she has a marker in the Bechtol Cemetery, Jackson township, Tioga County,    Pennsylvania. Mereda d. 8 May 1890 of cancer at their home in Wells township. David sold his farm    in Wells township, 2 Dec 1893 to Allen B. Eaton (Liber 203:519). David was living at Elmira, New    York in the probate file of aunt Lovina Lowrey who d. in 1903. In the Elmira City directories, a    David Newton was a porter at the Buckbee House in 1901. In 1903 a David J. Newton, laborer,    roomed at 129 West Water Street and a David Newton was an assistant chef at the Hotel Langwell    and also boarded there. In 1905 a David Newton, cook, roomed 127 West Water Street. He was of    Elmira, New York when brother, Starkey d. 21 Jan 1906. David d. 12 Apr 1907 Wells township,    Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He perhaps returned to Wells township to reside with or near    daughter, Loretta. He is buried in Millerton Cemetery, Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania   with Mereda. Graves are unmarked.

  Mrs. David Newton died at her home on Bird Creek, in Wells, Pa., on Wednesday of last week, after    a lingering illness. She was treated for cancer in Elmira some time ago, and after her return home    was badly injured by a fall, and never recovered. Deceased had many relatives in this section and was    highly esteemed by all. She leaves a husband and an adult son and daughter, the latter being the wife    of Mason Oldroyd, of Wells (The Advocate, Millerton, Pennsylvania - undated obituary from    scrapbook).

  7.  Delos Newton b. c. 1853.
  8.  Loretta Newton b. 22 June 1856 Galeton, Pennsylvania.

 5. Augusta L. Newton b. Nov 1838 m. c. 1855 in the town of Coventry, Chenango County, New York,    John Landers, Jr.,  b. 22 Dec 1833, fourth cousin, son of John Landers and Dotha Bissell. In 1860    they were enumerated in the town of Afton, Chenango County, New York, his occupation being a    factory hand. John enlisted 18 Aug 1862 in Company G, Fifth New York Heavy Artillery during the    Civil War. His description at enlistment: height, five feet seven inches; complexion, light; hair,    brown; eyes, blue; occupation, mechanic. His brother, Frederick was in the same regiment. While in    the service he was disabled 22 Sept 1864 at Strasburg, Virginia when hit by a missile in the right    thigh during battle. He was honorably discharged 22 June 1865 at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.    Later pensioned. After Civil War resided town of Coventry, Chenango County and was enumerated    there in 1865 and 1870. John Landers Jr., and Augusta L., his wife of Coventry deeded land, 15 Apr    1872 to his mother, Dotha Landers (Liber 144:411). They removed from the town of Coventry to    North Platte Precinct, Lincoln County, Nebraska in June 1872 perhaps in company with his brother,    Fred and wife who also removed to North Platte. They are related to have lived above a trading post    and were frequently disturbed by Indians. Augusta left Nebraska with their daughter and returned to    New York state. John was enumerated at North Platte in 1880, cattle raiser and divorced. In July    1884 he removed to Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming.

  John and Augusta were divorced before the 1880 census enumeration. Augusta and her daughter,    Florence resided above a blacksmith shop at Pine City, town of Southport, Chemung County, New    York, near Dry Run Creek. Her aunt Lovina Pollard Lowrey lived in a house nearby and her mother,    Lucinda Newton also returned to the vicinity to reside there after the death of her second husband.    Augusta m. 25 Feb 1882 Timothy Loughhead b. 7 Sept 1832, a widower with children. His first wife   was Nancy Lockwood b. 21 Apr 1836 d. 28 Jan 1881 (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery, town of Southport.    Timothy and Augusta resided on a farm on Kinner Hill in the town of Southport. They raised his    granddaughter, Maud E. Andrews b. 14 July 1886 Mt Zoar Hill, town of Southport, daughter of    George Andrews and Ella Loughhead, Ella having d. 26 Sept 1886. About 1899 the family removed    to a house on the east side of the main road in Seeley Creek, town of Southport. After several attacks    of paralysis, Timothy d. at the family home 27 June 1909. Though John Landers and Augusta had    divorced, they always maintained a close relationship and after Timothy's death, John Landers    traveled from Wyoming to Seeley Creek to visit Augusta and then returned to Wyoming. Augusta    resided at the family home at Seeley Creek and was enumerated there in 1910. She became ill with    rectal cancer and was cared for by Maude Andrews Holley, Timothy's granddaughter and the child he   and Augusta raised from infancy after the death of her mother, who was a daughter of Timothy and    his first wife. Maude always considered Augusta as her mother. They resided at 333 South Broadway,   Elmira, New York. Augusta's daughter, Florence, requested her ill mother to come to California and    Augusta traveled by nurse's coach with a nurse from Elmira on a train to California. Augusta d. at her   daughter's home in San Diego, California 1 Aug 1912, buried Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego.

  Mrs. Augusta L. Loughhead, the widow of Timothy Loughhead, former residents of Seeley Creek    many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Eychauer at San Diego, Cal., August 1,    aged seventy-four years. The funeral and burial was held in San Diego (Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira,
  New York, Wednesday August 7, 1912).

  DEATHS - In this city, August 1,1912, Augusta Loughhead, mother of Mrs. Florence L. Eychaner of    San Diego, a native of New York, aged 76 years, 8 months, 29 days. Friends are invited to attend the    funeral services at the chapel of Johnson, Connell & Saum, D and Seventh streets, today, at 10 o'clock   a. m. Rev. C. L. Barnes officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery (San Diego Union, San Diego,   California, August 3, 1912).

  John Landers removed from Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming to a ranch at Mayoworth, Wyoming,   same county in 1888, involved in stockraising, homesteading on the Powder River. In the fall of 1899   he visited his old home at Wilkins Settlement, Chenango County, New York and spent a few weeks    with his sister, Elvira Lyon in Afton. He returned to his home in Wyoming. Mention again is made in   an October 1901issue of The Afton Enterprise of him visiting his sister in Afton. His nephew Frank    Landers returned to Wyoming with him. In a Dec 1903 issue, mention is made of Mr. and Mrs. John    Landers and daughter of Mayworth, Wyoming are guests in town. This is perhaps a misprint, since it    is not known that he ever had a second wife. In a Nov 1904 issue mention is made of his visiting    Afton. In the 16 Apr 1914 issue is the following - "Wilkins Settlement - John Landers of Wyoming,    who has been spending the winter in Florida is now visiting his old friends and neighbors here. Mr.    Landers still remains hale and hearty and claims there are but few scales around the country that have   the capacity for weighing him." Again in January, February, and March 1916 issues of The Afton    Enterprise, mention is made of his extended visit to the home of his sister, Elvira Lyon. He resided on   his ranch until 25 Sept 1916 when he entered the Battle Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs, South    Dakota, a national home for disabled volunteer soldiers. He was in relatively good health and often l   left the home to travel. John d. 20 Mar 1917 (Joseph Landers bible and pension) Omaha, Nebraska    from accidentally being gassed in his room. Buried Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, California   beside Augusta.

  9.  Florence Lucinda Landers b. 22 July 1867.

Third Generation:
 6. Clarissa H. Newton b. Feb 1854 was enumerated with her father in Wells township, Bradford    County, Pennsylvania in 1880. She m. a Morrison and they removed to West Virginia. She was a   widow in the 1900 census enumeration and was residing in Tioga township, Tioga County,     Pennsylvania. She was living in 1906 at Tioga when named in the obituary of her father, but not    found there in the 1910 census enumeration.

  Frederick Morrison b. Dec 1887 West Virginia.

 7. Delos Newton b. c. 1853 and wife, Sarah H., b. Feb 1854 were enumerated in Wells Township,    Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1880. They separated and he d. sometime in the 1880's. In 1890
  Sarah was a domestic at the Home for the Aged in Elmira, New York. In the 1900 census     enumeration she was a cook and servant for the Johnson Little family at 211 William Street, Elmira.    In 1901 she was a cook at the Home for the Aged on Grand Central Avenue. In 1903 she had a home    at 551 Coburn Street, Elmira. In 1905 she boarded at 404 Jefferson Street. In 1908 she boarded at 550   Coburn Street and in 1911 she was a nurse at the Home for the Aged. No children.

  Delos Newton, a well-known resident of Wells, Pa., died of pneumonia at the home of his father,    David Newton, on Bird Creek, last Saturday. He was a young man without a family, having been    legally separated from his wife three or four years ago (The Advocate, Millerton, Pennsylvania -    undated obituary from scrapbook collection).

 8. Loretta Newton b. 22 June 1856 m. c. 1874 Mason G. Oldroyd b. 3 Aug 1851 town of Southport,    Chemung County, New York son of Henry Oldroyd and Alma Beckwith. In 1880, enumerated    borough of Roseville, Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, stone mason. They removed    soon after that date to a farm in eastern Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania near the    South Creek Township line. In the 1900 Wells township directory he was a stone mason and farmer    with 56 acres. In the 1907-8 directory he was a farmer with 55 acres. Mason d. 29 Jan 1913 and    Loretta d. 4 Jan 1936 at her daughter's home. Markers in Webb Mills Cemetery, town of Southport,    Chemung County, New York incorrectly inscribed 1848-1913 and 1857-1936. Mason and Loretta    raised niece, Ethel Oldroyd, daughter of Terrence Oldroyd, Mason's brother.

  Mason Oldroyd, a resident of Wells township, Pa., died at the family home in that place January 29.    He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Lynn Congdon, and a son Walter at home; three    brothers, Terrance of Wells, Judson of Roseville, Henry of Elmira, and two sisters, Mrs. Hendrick    Brewer of Wells, and Mrs. Menzo Avery of Elmira. The funeral was held Saturday at 11 o'clock    (obituary).

  Gillett - Mrs. Loretta Oldroyd, 79, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lynn Congdon, here early    Saturday, Jan. 4. 1936. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a son, Walter, also of Gillett, and    three grandchildren. The Rev. Alan Douglas will conduct the funeral at the Baptist Church Monday    with burial in the Webb Mills Cemetery (Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, Saturday, January    4, 1936).

  Augusta May Oldroyd b. 6 May 1875 d. 24 Dec 1883 8y 7m 18d (ts) of diptheria buried Webb Mills    Cemetery.
  Bertha D. Oldroyd b. 24 Apr 1877, teacher, d. 26 Mar 1903 (ts) Webb Mills Cemetery.
  Vina A. Oldroyd b. 10 May 1880 d. 20 Nov 1883 3y 6m 10d (ts) of diptheria buried Webb Mills     Cemetery.
  David Henry Oldroyd b. 21 May 1883 d. 26 Mar 1884 of diptheria 10m 5d (ts and obituary) Webb     Mills Cemetery.
  Belle Voorhees Oldroyd b. 2 Sept 1885 m. Lynn Congdon. Resided Gillett, Pennsylvania. Belle d.     26 Dec 1988 aged 103 years.
   Ella Loretta Congdon d. young.
   Edith Belle Congdon b. 27 June 1915 m. Edward Ballard (2)Hugh Carlton Kane. Reside      Gillett, Pennsylvania.
  Walter Fay Oldroyd b. 13 June 1897 m. Thelma Harriet Newell b. 7 Sept 1902. Resided Gillett,     Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Thelma d. Jan 1984 Gillett and Walter d. July 1988 Gillett.
   George Edward Oldroyd b. 20 Dec 1923.
   Carl Mason Oldroyd b. 4 Apr 1925.

 9.  Florence Lucinda Landers b. 22 July 1867 removed from the town of Coventry, Chenango County,    New York to North Platte, Nebraksa with her parents in 1872. She returned with her mother shortly    thereafter to New York state upon her parents separation and eventual divorce. She was reared in the    town of Southport, Chemung County, New York in the Loughhead family, her mother having m.    Timothy Loughhead as her second husband. Her parents maintained a close relationship and on one    of her visits west to Wyoming where her father resided she meant and m. 1892/3 at Buffalo,     Wyoming, Frank Eychaner b. 8 Sept 1864 (ts) 1867 (1900 census) Iowa. He was age 82 in his    obituary which would place his birth at Sept 1866. His marker is probably incorrect and his date of    birth was 8 Sept 1867. Frank Eychaner removed with his brothers Ed and Milton from Iowa about    1883 to Wyoming. Frank Eychaner first went to Laramie, Wyoming, herded sheep there one year,    then trailed cattle from Laramie to Big Piney. Frank and Florence resided various localities, Frank    purchasing property, making improvements and then selling the improved property. In the 1900    census enumeration they were residing in Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming, Frank's occupation    given as sheepherder. Frank purchased property just south of Buffalo, Wyoming where he sold lots    and then the remainder of the property where they lived was sold. In 1903 Frank and Florence resided   at another location in Buffalo. Frank operated a livery stable in Sheridan in 1904-5. In 1906 Frank    bought a ranch on Piney Creek, a few miles west of Ucross, which was first homesteaded by a Danny    Rogers who built a two room log cabin on the property to which was added three rock rooms in the    1890's, also plastering and lathing the log rooms. Frank Eychaner Jr., was born in this house. Their    post office address was Ulm, Sheridan County, Wyoming, a small town 27 miles southeast of    Sheridan. Visited relatives in Afton, New York in Dec 1906 (The Afton Enterprise, Afton, New York,   December 6, 1906). Listed in the 1907 and 1908-9 Sheridan County directory as residing at Ulm,    with sheep, cattle, and horses. In 1909 they left the ranch when Frank bought a peach orchard in El    Cajon Valley near San Diego, California. They lived in San Diego for four years making several trips    to Wyoming. In 1911 they resided 1326 Woolman Avenue, San Diego, California and in 1912 at the    same address with a real estate office at 911 Third Street. In 1913 resided 706 Kearney Avenue. In    1913 the peach orchard was traded for the Pumpkin Buttes ranch on the Powder River near Sussex,    Wyoming. Frank and brother, Milton had sheep on the Pumpkin Buttes ranch until 1919. In March    1920 resided Julian, San Diego County, California. They left 1 May 1920 for Story, Wyoming. They    also resided Seattle, Washington. Florence d. 11 Feb 1922 Los Angeles, California buried Greenwood   Memorial Park, San Diego, California. Frank d. 1 Jan 1949 San Diego buried with Florence and    daughter, Vora. His marker is incorrectly inscribed 1 Nov 1949. After Frank's retirement to     California, sons Orville and Frank Jr., ranched on Powder River many years.

  Deaths - Funerals
  EYCHANER - Frank, Father of John Orville and Frank J. Eychaner; brother of Milton Eychaner,    Cora Barth, Delia Boggs, and Susie Louppe; also grandchildren. Services Sat. 10:30 a.m., Johnson-   Saum Chapel. Interment Greenwood (San Diego Union, San Diego, California, January 3, 1949).

  Funeral services for Frank Eychaner, 82, Alpine cattleman and rancher who died Tuesday, will be    conducted tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in Johnson-Saum Mortuary. Burial will be in Greenwood     Cemetery (San Diego Union, San Diego, California, January 4, 1949).

  Vora A. Eychaner b. Jan 1894.
  John Orville Eychaner b. 11 July 1896 Cramer Ranch on Clear Creek, about twelve miles from     Buffalo, Wyoming.
  Frank J. Eychaner b. c. 1906 Piney Creek, near Ulm, Wyoming.


Draper Nichols first appears on 1834 assessment list of Wells and does not appear after 1837.

Eaton Nichols first appears on 1836 assessment list of Wells, single. Same for 1837 and 1838. On the 1839 list he is not listed as single. He does not appear on the 1840 list.

J. Nichols on 1858 map, residing northeast Wells on Bird Creek Road. C. G. Nichols residing there on 1869 map. Perhap the Nichols family buried Pine City Cemetery, Pine City, New York.


Esquire Nickerson b. c. 1804 New York first appears on the 1833 assessment list of Wells. Sawmill operation known as Nickerson & Jones. In 1834 Asahel Nickerson appears. In 1837 both Asahel and Asahel Jr., appear. On the 1839 assessment list, Asahel, Jr., is listed as single. All three were listed on the 1840 assessment list, but only Esquire was enumerated in Wells in 1840. Esquire enumerated in Southport, Chemung County, New York in 1860 with wife Roxanna b. c. 1805 New York.

 1.  Lydia A. Nickerson b. c. 1833.

Asa Nickerson b. c. 1808 New York and wife Mariette A. b. c. 1821 New York enumerated 1860 census of Southport, Chemung County, New York.

 1.  Susan T. Nickerson b. c. 1846.
 2.  Joseph A. Nickerson b. c. 1849.
 3.  Russell H. Nickerson b. c. 1851.
 4.  Elizabeth A. Nickerson b. c. 1856.


Andrew Niven first appears on the 1835 assessment list of Wells and last appears in 1837.


David P. Noble b. c. 1817 son of Oliver Noble and Thankful Crosby first appears on the 1834 assessment list of Wells with brother Alo0nzo C. Noble having followed their cousin Joshua Crosby and family who settled in Wells a few years earlier. David does not appear in 1835 and again appears in 1838, listed as single, which was perhaps the date brother Alonzo and family returned to Wells. On the 1839 assessment list, David was listed as a non-resident and does not again appear. David was enumerated in Hay River, Dunn County, Wisconsin in 1880 in the household of cousin Edward Crosby and family.

Alonzo C. Noble b. 20 July 1808 Schoharie County, New York the eldest son of Oliver Noble and Thankful Crosby. The family resided in the town of Charleston, Montgomery County and were enumerated there in 1810 and 1820. In 1825 or 1826 Oliver Noble and his family removed to South Bainbridge (now Afton), Chenango County, New York  where the family was enumerated in 1830. Alonzo m. 24 Oct 1830 Aurelia Landers born 28 Mar 1806 Afton one of ten children born to Joseph Landers and Deborah Rider. Joseph Landers was a Revolutionary Solider and with other members of his family were some of the first settlers in the town of Afton removing there in 1787 from Lenox, Massachusetts. Through her mother, Deborah Rider, Aurelia was descended from John Howland and John Tilley of the Mayflower.

Alonzo and Aurelia resided at Afton until May 1833 when they removed with their one year old son to Wells settling on the Benjamin Seeley property near Beckwith Creek in the central portion of the township between Coryland and Mosherville. Aurelia's sister Almira Colony and her family may have accompanied them as they also settled nearby. Alonzo first appears on the 1834 assessment list of Wells. Alonzo was in the lumbering business, clearing timber lots and selling the lumber. It is related that the family resided in a log home on the bank of Beckwith Creek. He owned a half interest in a sawmill with cousin Elisha Crosby. On the 1836 assessment list Alonzo and Elisha Crosby had disposed of their sawmill to Hiram Ranney. The Noble family removed to Upper Lisle, Broome County, New York where Aurelia's parents and brother had removed to from Afton, New York. They resided at Upper Lisle for two years and then returned to Wells. Alonzo lumbered in Springfield township one and one-half years and in Tioga County, Pennsylvania for five years. The family was enumerated in Lawrence township, Tioga County in 1850. They returned permanently to Wells township in 1851 and resided there the remainder of their lives, Alonzo involved in agriculture when the forests were cleared and the lumbering boom ceased.

Alonzo and Aurelia built a large home on the land where they first settled. Son, George and his wife and their children resided with them. They were members of the Baptist Church at Baptist Hill in northern Columbia township, Alonzo holding the office of deacon. Aurelia d. 7 (ts) 9 (obituary) Feb 1892 age 85 and Alonzo d. 7 Apr 1900 age 91 buried in the Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia township.

The wife of Alonzo Noble died at her home in Wells, Feb. 9th. She was 85 years old. The funeral was observed Thursday at the Baptist church of which she was a member many years. She leaves a husband
and one son Geo. W. Noble, also four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was greatly esteemed by all who knew her (The Millerton Advocate, Millerton, Pennsylvania - undated obituary in

Alonzo C. Noble died suddenly at his home in Wells township April 7th, of heart failure. Deacon Noble, as he was formerly called, was born in Schoharie County, N. Y., July 17th, 1808, and moved to Wells township in 1838, where he has since resided. He was married to Aurilla Landrus in 1830, who died in 1889. Two children came to bless their union, George W. Noble, who survives, and Emma Noble Gustin, who died October 22nd, 1880. Mr. Noble united with the Columbia Baptist church in 1850. He was the embodiment of all that is good and true, and was an honest upright citizen of irreproachable character, always living a consecrated christian life. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Baptist church,
Rev. Mr. Brundage officiating (The Troy Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, April 11, 1900).

The History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania by Bradsby and his cemetery marker both cite his birth as 20 July 1808. It is assumed the July 17th date in the obituary is incorrect, since there are other errors in the obituary, including the date of Aurelia's death and removal to Wells township.

 1.  George W. Noble b. 29 May 1832 Afton, Chenango County, New York.
 2. Emma D. Noble b. 15 Nov 1843 Wells Township or Springfield Township m. Timothy Gustin.

Second Generation:
 1. George W. Noble b. 29 May 1832 removed to Wells in 1833 with his parents and labored with his    father in the lumber business in early life and then engaged in agriculture. George m. 1856 in the    town of Southport, Chemung County, New York, Mary Maria Pellet b. 28 Feb 1837 Frankford    Township, Sussex County, New Jersey daughter of John W. Pellet and Sarah Ann Wyker. The    Pellet family removed from New Jersey to central Wells in May 1854 purchasing a farm of over 200    acres just north of the Noble farm on the main road between Mosherville and Coryland. George was    involved in agriculture and resided on the Noble farm where his parents settled, dairyman and    breeder of Jersey cattle on a farm of 230 acres and a timber lot of 80 acres. George d. 6 Oct 1904    Wells. Mary removed to the neighboring town of Southport, Chemung County, New York and    resided with her daughter Ella Joralemon after the death of George. Mary d. 2 Jan 1909 at the home    of their daughter buried with George and his parents in Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia Township,    Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

  George W. Noble, one of the best known and most extensive farmers and stockmen of Western    Bradford, died at his home in Wells, Oct. 6, of heart disease, in his 73rd year. He was born in    Chenango county, N. Y., May 29, 1832, and came with his father, Alonzo C. Noble, to Wells in 1833.   He was a prominent member of the grange, had served several terms as school director and auditor    and was Justice of the Peace for more than a quarter of a century. In early life he united with the    Baptist church and lived an upright christian life. He married Mary Pellett of Southport, N. Y., who    with one daughter, Mrs. Edward Joralemon and one son, Alonzo P. Noble, survive him (undated    obituary from scrapbook perhaps from the Millerton Advocate newspaper).

  GEO. W. NOBLE. Death of One of the Wealthiest and Most Respected Citizens of
  Wells Township.
  George W. Noble died of heart trouble at his home near this place last Thursday evening. Although    he had not been in good health for a number of years, he was not confined to the house but a few    days. Mr. Noble was the senior member of the firm of G. W. Noble & Son, who were extensive    dealers in thoroughbred stock, and was the owner of the best stock farm in this section. He was    justice-of-the-peace for the past twenty years, and united with the Baptist church in early manhood,    where he was a deacon at the time of his death. Mr. Noble was a devoted christian man and few men    have a larger circle of friends than he. He was seventy-two years of age, and is survived by his wife,    one son and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Joralemon of Pine City and Alonzo P. Noble of Wells.    Funeral services were held at his late home last Sabbath afternoon, and were largely attended. The    Rev. Francis Shearer of Elmira conducted the service. Text: 2nd Timothy 4, 6-8. Miss Wilcox sang    two beautiful solos, "Lead, Kindly Light," and "Abide With Me." Funeral director Miller of Millerton   was in charge. Interment at Baptist Hill cemetery (The Troy Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday,    October 13, 1904).

  Mrs. Mary M. Noble, widow of George Noble, died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs.    E. W. Joralemon at Webbs Mills, aged seventy-one years. Besides her daughter she is survived by one   son, Alonzo P., of Wells, Pa., and one brother, J. A. Pellet, of Webbs Mills. A prayer service will be    held at the home of her daughter Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will be taken to the Baptist   Hill Church in the town of Columbia, Pa., where services will be held at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in    the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Noble lived all her life in the town of Wells. For four years she had    lived at the home of Mrs. Joralemon in Webbs Mills. She was well known and highly respected    (Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, Monday, January 4, 1909).

  NOBLE IN NAME; NOBLE IN DEED Webbs Mills, Jan 6 - Mrs. Mary M. Noble, widow of George    Noble, was buried yesterday, the funeral being held from the Baptist Hill Church in Columbia X    Roads. Burial was in the Baptist Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Noble died Saturday night at the home of her    daughter Mrs. E. W. Joralemon in this village with whom she had lived for four years. Besides her    daughter she is survived by one son Alonzo P. of Wells and a brother J. A. Pellett, also of Webbs    Mills (Elmira Star-Gazette, Elmira, New York, Wednesday, January 6, 1909).

  3.  Ella Mary Noble b. 3 Sept 1857 Wells.
  4.  Alonzo Pellet Noble b. 13 May 1865 Wells.

Third Generation:
 3.  Ella Mary Noble b. 3 Sept 1857 m. 1880 Edward Wolfe Joralemon b. Apr 1855 Columbia    Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania son of Charles Wesley Joralemon and Lydia A. Wolfe.    Farmer, resided Wells and Columbia Townships. In March 1902 purchased property at Webb Mills,    Chemung County, New York. Residence was on the east side of the main road, now known as    Pennsylvania Avenue and just south of Bird Creek Road. Edward d. at the family home in Webb    Mills 11 June 1928 and Ella d. there 24 Mar 1932, buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.

  child stillborn or d. infancy.
  George Earl Joralemon b. 27 Jan 1885.
  Charles A. Joralemon b. 23 Oct 1898 d. 10 June 1900 1y 7m 18d (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery,      Columbia township.

 4.  Alonzo Pellet Noble b. 13 May 1865 m. 15 June 1887 at Aspinwall (now Coryland), Wells     Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Helene Corey b. 1 Aug 1865 Aspinwall daughter of
  David C. Corey and Mary Jane Bowman. Farmers, resided Noble homestead in Wells township    where Helene d. 22 Mar 1920. Alonzo m. (2)Pearl A. Eighmey b. 1888. Alonzo d. 15 June 1928 at    the family home buried with Helene in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York. Pearl resided for a    period of time at the Noble residence and then removed to Grove Street, Elmira, New York and        resided with her sister.

  Glenn Corey Noble b. 5 Nov 1888 Wells m. Berdena Mae Kilgore.
  Loren David Noble b. 21 Apr 1890 Wells m. Mae C. McClure.
  Mildred Ella Noble b. 28 Mar 1898 Wells m. Adair Tobias, divorced (2)Eward Gladstone Donald     Murray.


Edward Norris first appears in the 1833 assessment list of Wells. He appears on the 1840 assessment list but was not enumerated in Wells in 1840.

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