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The Bathurst Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Bathurst. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Bathurst family: Ruth Coleman's Lawrence Bathurst 1757-1845 of Centre County, Pennsylvania His English Ancestry and Some of His Descendants and James Mackey's The Lawrence Bathurst Family from 1433 the David Miller Family from 1817.

There are 19 different first-name entries for Bathurst in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). However, there are no separate profiles of anyone by that name in in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' BATHURST neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Wm. A., laborer--316 N. Water
	Majory L.
	Ethel A.
	Charles B. 5
	Lulu E. 
	Mable E.

In BOGGS Township:

Calvin A., 33, laborer--Roland
	Emma B.
	Maud
	Mertie I.
	Edward R. 5
	Charlotte A.
Jacob, 28, laborer--Roland
	Jennie N.
	Bessie M.
	Nora B.
	Gertie
Lawrence J., 50, laborer--Roland
	Ella E.
	Albrita 16
	Harvey K. 10
	Lida C.
	William H. 7
	James M. 6
	Armona B.
	Earl 1
Minnie M.--Roland
Samuel, 66, laborer--Roland
	Permina
	Samuel P. 17
Simeon, 51, laborer--Roland
	Edna V.
	Oscar W. 18
	Arthur F. 15
	Herbert H. 14
	Mabel L.
Thomas R., 59, laborer--Roland
	Mary
	Sylvester S. 24

In FERGUSON Township:

Levi W., 33, grain thresher--Penna Furnace
	Emma C.
	Raymond 10
	Joseph 8

In HOWARD Towsnhip:

Ellen--Howard
	Arthur M. 12
James M. 72, furnaceman--Mt. Eagle
	Mary J.
	John S. 35
	Lidie
William, 80, forgeman--Mt. Eagle
	Catharine
	Media
	George 26
	Bertha
	Marion 3

In HOWARD Borough:

James S., 5 mos.

In MARION Township:

Jasper, 17--Bellefonte

In SPRING Township:

Harry P., 27, laborer--Bellefonte
	Annie M.
Samuel, 43, laborer--Bellefonte
	Katie
	John W. 10
	Viola

In UNIONVILLE Borough:

Lawrence C., 56, merchant