Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
Pond Hill Cemetery, Wysox Township,
Bradford County, PA
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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by Joyce M. Tice
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history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular
time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives
and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade"
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Jesse Allen, a native of Morristown, N.J., enlisted in the Continental
Army early in the struggle for American Independence and served throughout
the war. He was in the expedition under Montgomery into Canada, and stood
within a few feet of that officer when he fell at Quebec. He was in many
engagements and Indian skirmishes, serving in the Company of Capt. Jacobus
S. Bruyn, under Col. James Clinton, New York Continentals. He was at the
surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. It was probably during the war that
he became acquainted with and subsequently married Elizabeth Eiklor (whose
parents were Holland people) of Catskill, N.Y. In 1784, he came to Wysox
in quest of a new home. He selected the river flats opposite Towanda, worked
the season making improvements and returned in the autumn for his family.
Upon his arrival the next Spring, finding his improvements occupied by
Roswell Franklin, he went to the lower end of the valley, took possession
of and subsequently purchased all the land comprised between the creek
and narrows. "Mr. Allen came from the head of the river in a canoe with
his effects, while Mrs. Allen rode a horse all the way, following the Indian
trail and carrying an infant, not many weeks old, who afterwards became
the late Peter Allen of Rome." Mr. Allen occupied his purchase a number
of years. After having cleared and improved many acres and planted the
first orchard in the Wysox valley, he sold to Theophilus Moger, then lived
for a time on the old Coolbaugh property and also on the Lent place at
Pond Hill. In 1800, he removed to the Genesee country, where he remained
a short time, then returned to Pond Hill, where he continued to reside
until his death." Jesse Allen was a stirring, impulsive man, a strong supporter
of the Presbyterian church and one of the most zealous promoters in the
formation of the Towanda-Wysox congregation." He died June 24, 1824, in
his 70th year, and his wife, September 6, 1845, in her 90th year. Both
are buried at Pond Hill. The children of Jesse and Elizabeth Allen were:
William, Peter, Andrew, Elizabeth, Mary, John, Phoebe and David.
BRAUND - BEATRICE B. KING
Beatrice B. King, 90, Troy RD 3; died March 1, 1990 at Bradford
County Manor. Born June 10, 1899 at Ellis Hill in Asylum Township, she
was a daughter of Fred and Alice Jacoby Braund. Mrs. King's main
interest in life was her home and family. She attended the French
Asylum Methodist Church. Survivors include sons, Wilbur G. King, Monroeton
and Miles B. King, Troy RD 3; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;
sister, Mrs. Lewis (Ruth) Bly of Franklin, NC; several nieces, nephews
and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. King,
in 1960. Funeral and committal services were held March 3 at the Maryott-Bowen
Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and interment
to be in Pond Hill Cemetery, Lake Wesauking. Memorials may be directed
to French Asylum Methodist Church in Mrs. King's memory. (TGR, Thursday,
March 8, 1990)
LEWIS –MARIAN LEWIS SPENCER, 84 of Towanda RR 5, Lake Wesauking,
died early Friday morning, Aug. 29, 1993 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.
Born March 29, 1909 in Rome, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Chester
P. and Bess Browning Lewis. Marian was a graduate of Towanda and
Rome high schools. She assisted her mother and grandmother in the
operation of Browning’s Store in Rome for several years before moving to
Lake Wesauking where she resided most of her life. In July 1929 she
married Walter J. Spencer. He preceded her in death in February 1972.
Marian enjoyed music. She was an avid reader, deer hunter and enjoyed
watching baseball. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard
R. and Nancy Churchill Spencer Sr. of Towanda RR 5, Lake Wesauking; a sister,
Joanna S. Edsell of Titusville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren
and one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to her husband, she
was also preceded in death be a great-grandson, Patrick Breen of Middletown,
R.I. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of
the family. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in
the Pond Hill Cemetery, Lake Wesauking. The family suggests that
memorials may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St.,
Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Spencer’s memory. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.
–Towanda Daily Review
NAUGLE GUIDA MARIE
Sayre Morning Times October 17, 2006
Guida Marie Naugle Danko, 94, formerly of Athens ended her journey
in this life at 7:15 a.m., Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at the Sayre House, Sayre.
Guida was born in Pond Hill, Pa. Feb. 9, 1912, a daughter of the late Harry
and Carrie Ogin Naugle. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church,
Sayre.She was preceded in death by her husband John Edward Danko, July
20, 1992, an infant son Thomas and grandson John Edward Danko, Jr. in 1999.
She will be remembered by her son John Edward Danko, Sr. of Sayre; two
grandsons Dr. Duane Danko and his wife Diane of LeRoy, Richard Edward Danko
and his wife Mary of Chesapeake, Va.; great grandsons Neil Danko and his
wife Jamie of McCoy, Colo.; Erik Danko and his fiance Abby Brands of Spearfish,
S.D., HM3 Carl Danko of Jacksonville, N.C.; great grandaughters Melissa
and Stephanie Danko of Chesapeake, Va. Arrangements are entrusted to the
care of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, Pa. where services will be
held Saturday at 2 p.m., with Rodney Saylor, her pastor officiating. She
will be laid to rest next to her husband in Pond Hill Cemetery. Calling
hours are Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be sent
to Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1 Box 154, Tomahawk, Rd., Towanda, Pa. 18848.
Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WHITNEY - Mrs Mary E. Allen, 55, widow of Jesse. buried
Wysauking Cemetery. Submitted by Reva Wagner. Taken from the
Daily Review 24 Oct. 1889.
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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