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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Vroman Hill Cemetery, West Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA 

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


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by Joyce M. Tice

Vroman Hill Cemetery Listing



Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational 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" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice ( 

AVERY -  The funeral of Mrs. Roxy Collins was held at the Vroman Hill church Monday afternoon, Rev. J. C. Bryan officiating.  Mrs. Collins with her husband, formerly lived at Bailey Corners.  Mr. Collins died seven years ago.  TGR 1918  (Hi Joyce -- This Roxy or sometimes Roxie and once Roxelayna Collins is my dad's aunt and a sister of my grandfather. Her maiden name was Avery. She was the daughter of Lucy D West and Charles Avery. She and husband are buried in the Upper Cemetery in Gilletts.  Jim Avery)

The Elmira Star Gazette, Elmira, NY, July 17, 1985
Memorial Obituary for Alice J. Morse
BARRETT--Morse, Alice J, age 91, (SRGP 78716) of RD1, Gillett, PA, July 16, 1985.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA, Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Funeral there, Thursday, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Ann Palmer officiating.  Burial, Vroman Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed the the East Troy United Methodist Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. George (Minnie) McCaslin of RD2, Millerton, PA, Mrs. Raymond (Laura) Clark of RD2, Columbia Crossroads, PA; Frederica Barrett of RD1, Gillett, PA; son, Claude Bolt of RD2, Mansfield, PA; stepson, Clinton Morse of Millerton RD; step daughter-in-law, Ruth Morse of Troy, PA; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church and the Gillett Baptist Women. (NOTE:  Alice J. Barrett first husband was Fremont Bolt, who died in 1923.  Her second husband was Leland Morse.)

BARRETT –ALICE J. MORSE, 91, of Gillett RD 1, died July 16, 1985 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira.  She was born April 22, 1894 in Snedekerville, PA, the daughter of LaPorte and Frances Lovell Barrett.  Mrs. Morse was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church, a member of the Gillett Baptist Women and a former member of the East Troy Rebekah Lodge.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. George (Minnie) McCaslin of Millerton, RD 2, Mrs. Raymond (Laura) Clark of Columbia Cross Rds., RD 2, and Frederica Barrett of Gillett, RD 1; son, Claude Bolt of Mansfield, RD 2; stepson, Clinton Morse of Millerton, RD; stepdaughter-in-law, Ruth Morse of Troy; 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by husbands, Fremont Bolt and Leland Morse; a son, Harold Bolt, and stepson, Harold Morse.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 18 with rev. Ann Palmer officiating.  Interment will be in Vroman Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the East Troy United Methodist Church.  –Troy Gazette-Register

BARRETT – Alice J. Morse, age 91, of Gillett RD1, died on July 16, 1985. She was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church and the Gillett Baptist Women. Survived by daughters, Mrs. George (Minnie) McCaslin of Millerton RD2, Mrs. Raymond (Laura) Clark of Columbia Crossroads RD2, and Frederica Barrett of Gillett RD1; son, Claude Bolt of Mansfield RD2; stepson, Clinton Morse of Millerton RD; step daughter-in-law, Ruth Morse of Troy; 22 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 PM at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. Burial in the Vroman Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the East Troy United Methodist Church.

Fremont BOLT (SRGP 75011)aged 66 years died at his home in Fairview Feburary 8, 1923, after an illness of about ten days.  Mr. Bolt was born near Mountain Lake.  His first wife who was Miss Susie King of Cambridge, N.Y., died at Fairview nearly 30 years ago.  To them were born Fred, now of Geneseo, NY, Will, who lives at home, Jesse, of Elmhurst, NY, Mrs. Lonnie Freelove of Burlington, and Seymour of Geneseo, NY, all of whom were present at the funeral.   In July 1908, Mr. Bolt was married to Miss Alice Barrett, the following children were born to them, Minnie, Claude, Harold and Laura. He also leaves one brother, David Bolt.   The funeral was held Sunday at the Fairview M.E. Church of which the deceased was a member.  Rev. C. W. Carter of Burlington preached from II Cor. 5:1.  Elwin McKean, Lloyd Darrow, Alfred Spenier, Monroe Swartwood, Andrew Whitehead and Edsall Selleik were pall bearers Burial was at the Vroman Hill Cemetery. [Full Name John Charles Fremont Bolt]

Bradford Republic - August 17, 1894
RANSELAR BOYCE died August 8, 1894 at his son Daniel’s home.  He was buried at Vroman Hill Cemetery.

Bradford Star - November 8,1917
WILLARD R. BOYCE, son of CHARLES FREDERICK BOYCE died October 26,1917 at the age of 27 at Granville, PA.

BRAGUE - The funeral of Morris Brague of Canton was held in the Vroman Hill Church last week Thursday.  After the funeral, the ladies of that place served at the church a substantial luncheon to over twenty persons, relatives of Mr. Brague, most of whom had driven from Canton.  Interment was made in the Vroman Hill Cemetery. TGR 1916

CARR - Mrs. Harriett Pratt died at her home in West Burlington township August 31, 1911 aged ninety-seven years, five months and seven days. She was ill only a few days, always having had remarkably good health. Mrs. Pratt was borne in New York state and in 183(blank) was married to Horace Pratt, Sr. and came to live on the farm where she has ever resided. She leaves four sons, Daniel, of Granville, Brazilla, of West Burlington, Wilson, of Oklahoma, and Corodon, who lives on the home farm, and one daughter Lucina, at home who had tenderly cared for her mother in her advancing years, also several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Pratt had retained all her faculties in a most unusual manner. She was a home loving woman, a loving mother and much respected by all. Funeral services were held at the house Saturday, September 2, at 2 p.m. Rev. Martin of Alba preached on the certainty and blessings of heaven to those who love God. Interment in Vroman Hill cemetery. 1911

COLLINS - Fairview News)  James Collins who died last week at the County Home was buried in the Vroman Hill Cemetery. TGR 1915

GRIST—Adolphus Grist died at 2 o’clock Monday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. ROCKWELL at West Burlington. Mr. GRIST was 79 years old and had never married. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, interment in Vroman Hill cemetery. TGR 1913

(Local) Another of the esteemed old residents of Western Bradford dropped away last Friday in the person of Mrs. Bingham Rockwell, late of West Burlington, while on a visit to her step-children in Norristown, Pa. Mrs. Rockwell was 79.  Her home here was with her nephew, John Ruggles.  The remains accompanied by relatives arrived Sunday evening and funeral services were held from the Ruggles home Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Brague, officiating.  Interment was in the Vroman Hill Cemetery. TGR 1916


GRIST Thomas Grist Mustered Out.

Thomas Grist, a veteran of the Civil War was “mustered out” from, this life May 15, 1915. Mr. Grist was of English stock. He was born in Fairfield, Kent, England, Oct. 29, 1840, the youngest of seven sons and four daughters of Charles and Mary Grist. The father died leaving the widow with ten children. Mrs. Grist came to this country with her family in 1850 and settled in Bradford county. Mrs. Eliza Rockwell of West Burlington, with whom Mr. Grist made his home during the past twelve years, is the only surviving member of this large family.   Nearly the entire life of the deceased was spent in the western part of this county. Early in the war of the rebellion he responded to the call for volunteers enlisting in Co. E. 52d Reg. Pa. Volunteers. His service in behalf of the Union was marked by the daring of a large powerful man who knew no fear. At the battle of Fair Oaks he was severely wounded in the hip, and together with some of his comrades fell into the hands of the rebels. They considered Grist too badly wounded to survive and left him in an old house. The Irish brigade appeared bringing relief, and after several days’ suffering his wound received attention.  It was the true fighting grit to do and to endure in such men as he that ultimately won the fight. He was in the service three years and two months.   In 1870, Mr. Grist and Carrie Smith (the latter from Germany) were married. Of three sons and one daughter born to them one son died in infancy. Those surviving are Bert Grist of Washington, D. C., Lawrence Grist and Mrs. Wilson Simpson of Sayles, Pa. TGR 1915  


GUILD - Fairview News)  Mrs. Allie Guild Pratt, wife of R. D. Pratt, died at her home near Sayles May 3d after an illness of only two days.  Mrs. Pratt was 50 years of age.  The funeral was held Monday, May 6th at the Vroman Hill church.  Rev. J. C. Bryan of LeRoy preached the sermon. TGR 1918


Gordon B. KING, a Canton boy, is dead at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, N. H., from chronic heart trouble  TGR 1918)  The burial of Gordon King, a Canton boy, who died at the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, N. H. took place at the Vroman Hill cemetery Sunday afternoon.  Carlton Swartwood and Marvin Darrow of this place were among the pall bearers



Rev. Ezra Johnson and son Ransseler, of Buena Vista, N. Y., were in this place last week. Mr. Johnson had a monument set in Vroman Hill cemetery for his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. David B. Johnson.    TGR 1912     


MONROE, Perry L. age 70, of W. Burlington, Pa., Sunday July 15, 1973 at Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William Hicks. Burial in Vorman Hill Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Eloise Smith of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Harry (Betty) Shedden of Granville Summitt, Pa., Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) McNett of Canton, Pa.; sons, Henry Monroe of Troy RD 2, Albert Monroe of Elmira, N.Y.; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was born in W. Burlington Nov. 28, 1902. He was a lifelong resident of W. Burlington and he was a retired farmer.

PRATT Luman (Local News) Luman Pratt of West Burlington died at his home Wednesday, October 19, of dropsy, aged 62 years, 2 months and 29 days. The relatives wish to thank the neighbors for their kindness and sympathy.  TGR 1904

Fairview News) The funeral of Luman PRATT was held at the Vroman Hill church, last Saturday, at 2 p.m., Rev. W. H. S. Loller of East Troy preached. He was 62 years old and had always lived at Vroman Hill, near West Burlington. Besides his wife he leaves three brothers, one of which was his twin, the two being well known as "the Pratt boys."   TGR 1904

Mrs. Celia Pratt, wife of Daniel Pratt, died at 3 o’clock Monday morning following a brief illness of grip and complications.  She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Gay, and two sons, Perley and Horace Pratt.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the family home, with interment in the Vroman Hill Cemetery. TGR 1916

Monroe C. Swartwood, who had been confined to the bed with arthritis since April, 1934, died at his life-long home at Fairview, W. Burlington Township, January 28. He was the oldest native resident of Fairview, having been born there April 4, 1864, also the oldest member of Fairview M. E. Church. Mr. Swartwood’s long and painful illness was characterized by patience, cheerfulness and the Christian’s hope. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Lantz, who tenderly and efficiently cared for him; two grandchildren, Stella Lantz of Fairview and Edna Swartwood of E. Smithfield, and one sister, Mrs. Belle Allen of Monroeton. Mr. Swartwood was twice married. His first wife was Stella Ward, who died Sept. 28, 1904. In October, 1907, he married Lizzie Ward who died Oct.22, 1933. Funeral services were held at the home and at Fairview Church on the afternoon of January 30. His pastor, Rev. W. G. Odom, officiated, using the text Philippians 1:21. Interment was in Vroman Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1937)

 (Fairview News) The funeral of Wallace TICE, one of the victims of the portable engine explosion, was held at Vroman Hill, Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Edward Larcom officiated. Mr. Tice leaves a widow, three sons, two daughters. He was 52 years of age, born in LeRoy township and for many years had lived at Sayles. TGR 1904

VROMAN WILLIAM (Local News) William Vroman died at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dora Vroman in Granville, June 28th, aged 84 years.TGR 1904

(Sayles News) Died on Thursday afternoon, July 28, at the home of her son, D. B. Boyce, of this place, Mrs. Lydia Boyce, aged 68 years. TGR 1904   Daughter of Eliphalet Ward & Polly Case Ward

WARD -Mrs. Stella Swartwood.
Mrs. Stella Ward Swartwood of Fairview, wife of Monroe Swartwood died at the hospital at Sayre, Wednesday, September 28. Mrs. Swartwood was taken to the hospital the preceding Thursday, and Monday had undergone an operation. The funeral was held at the Fairview church, Friday at 11 o’clock. Rev. Roberts of East Troy, preached. A quartette from West Burlington sang. A large crowd was in attendance. She leaves a husband, two children, a mother, Mrs. Eugenia Ward and a sister, Miss Lizzie Ward, also a large number of relatives and friends, who will deeply feel her loss.  Mrs. Swartwood was a faithful christian, a loving and true wife, mother, daughter, and sister. TGR 1904

WHITEHEAD - Hattie JOHNSON - Mrs.  Hattie Johnson, aged 81, died at her home on Vroman Hill near Granville Sunday afternoon.  She is survived by a granddaughter,  Anna May Johnson at home, a grandson, Pvt. Fay Johnson of Fort Knox, KY and several nieces and nephews survive.  The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church at Bailey's Corner's Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be at Vroman Hill.  Rev. Lyle Pepper will officiate.  Submitted by Reva Wagner, taken from the Daily Review 19 October 1943.

WOODIN, Allen, liveryman, Canton, is a native of Granville township, this county, born December 18, 1843. His parents were Joseph and Sarah Jane (Vroman) Allen, natives of Newfield, N. Y., and Schoharie county, N. Y., respectively; his father, who is a blacksmith and farmer, resides in Granville township; his maternal grandfather, Peter I. Vroman, was a soldier in the War of 1812. Allen Woodin, the subject of this sketch, is the eldest in a family of ten children - eight sons and two daughters (the average height of the family, including the parents, is six feet one and one-half inches). Our subject was reared in Granville township, and educated in the common schools. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Company I, Fifteenth New York Engineers, and served until the close of the war; was mustered out at Elmira in June, 1865. He then returned home and engaged in farming and lumbering, also operated a sawmill until the fall of 1883, when he removed to Canton and engaged in the livery business. He was married in Granville township, January 1, 1867, to Elise, daughter of Charles and Harriet (Brigham) Taylor, natives of Springfield and Granville townships, respectively; she is the eldest of five children, and was born in West Burlington township in February, 1845. To Mr. and Mrs. Woodin were born the following children: Jennie (wife of Burton Kiff), Harvey, Hattie, Billy, Alison, who died in 1876, and Charles. the family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Woodin is a member of the G. A. R., Saxon Post, No. 63, at Granville Centre; he was commander-in-chief of the Encampment of the G. A. R. during 1886; is also a member of the I. O. O. F., Canton Lodge, No. 321, and in politics he is a Democrat. - H.C. Bradsby

Joyce,  Last name is Woodin first name is Allen.  I see where you got Allen this has to be an error on the part of the typist OR Mr. Bradsby or his editors.  I have the marriage between Joseph Woodin & Sarah Jane Vroman.

January 26, by Justice Allen McKean, Joseph L. Woodin and Miss Sarah Jane Vroman, both of Granville

Below this line are women referred to only by their married alias. We need to know both first and last names (at birth) for these women. Please notify Joyce and reference this page. Thanks.


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