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The BOLLES CEMETERY

BEECH GROVE/WHIPPLE/FULLER

By Carol Hoose Brotzman

brotzmans@epix.net or carolbrotzman@hotmail.com

 

Originally known as the Whipple/Fuller Cemetery Or Beech Grove Cemetery

It is located on Taylor Hill, Auburn Township Susquehanna County, PA.

The records were loaned to me, Carol Hoose Brotzman, by Mrs. Anna Labzentis Bolles August 22, 1999. Anna, and her deceased husband Robert Bolles (1926 – 1998) obtained the records through Robert’s adopted father, Leo Bolles (1887 – 1959). He was a noted early historian of the area, kept diaries and notes on just about everything. **He was in possession of the original documents. These documents show the original owners of the land were Jonas Fuller and Cyrus Whipple, thus the name Whipple or Fuller Cemetery. The land was surveyed June 25, 1853. It was paid for by donations of the Trustees. The surveyor was John Sturdevant.
** Editor's Note: You can see more pictures and learn more about the Bolles family at The Leo Bolles Collection.
There is also a comprehensive site on the Fuller family developed by Joe Payne, which you can access at Fullers Pond Family Tree.

 

The land recordings were as follows:

Cyrus Whipple 287 degrees Jonas Fuller 369 degrees

Cut in sections with the road on the front edge

3.8 to Cyrus and 4.2 to Jonas

The grounds were to contain 65.6 perches

 

Photo By Carol Brotzman

 

 

 

 

 

 

These scans  are from the original documents.

 

 

THE BOLLES CEMETETY BOOKLET:

THE CLERK’S BOOK OF RECORDS FOR THE FULLER BURIAL GROUNDS, AUBURN TOWNSHIP, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA

Copied as originally recorded.

 

AUBURN MAY 5th, 1852

TO THE CITIZENS OF, AND ADJOINING THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF JONAS FULLER, AND ACCORDING TO NOTICE, AND APPOINTED A. W. PARKER, N. H. ROBERTS, DANIEL BROTZMAN, THOMAS NEWMAN AS TRUSTEES. TO HOLD IN TRUST THE BURIAL GROUNDS OF “FULLER AND WHIPPLE”. THE BURIAL GROUND WAS SURVEYED JUNE 25, 1853.

 

A MEETING NOVEMBER 30TH, 1861

SAID DEEDS ARE SIGNED AND ACKNOWLEDGED

RECORDED SUSQUEHANNA COURT HOUSE DEC 31, 1861 DEED BOOK 30 PG 389

 

DEC. 3rd 1861, WE, ACCORDING TO NOTICE APPOINTED JONAS FULLER, CHAIRMAN AND S. A. CLINK (Simeon Augustus Clink) CLERK FOR TRUSTEES

A. H. (Alonzo) PARKER RESIGNED.  JOHN BENSCOTER WAS APPOINTED HIS SUCCESSOR

THOMAS NEWMAN RESIGNED; NO SUCCESSOR NAMED

MONEY PAID FOR ACKNOWLEDGING DEEDS $40.00 

N. H. ROBERTS PD/ $10.00

A. H. PARKER PD/ $9.00.

S. A. CLINK PD/ $10.00

M. S. ROBERTS PD/ $11.00 TOTAL AMOUNT $40.00

MONEY FOR RECORDING DEEDS;

JOHN BENSCOTER PD/ 25 CENTS

N. R. ROBERTS PD/ 25 CENTS

G. W. ROBERTS PD/ 25 CENTS

A. H. PARKER PD/ 25 CENTS

THOMAS NEWMAN PD/ 25 CENTS

S. A. CLINK PD/ 25 CENTS

DANIEL BROTZMAN PD/ 25 CENTS

TOTAL AMOUNT PAID $12.00      S. A. CLINK, CLERK

 

RECD/ ON FEES TO RECORD DEEDS $1.50 MONTROSE DEC. 31, 1861

H. R. NEWELL RECORDER

 

RECD/ OF S. A. CLINK FOR RECORDING TWO DEEDS

OWE FOR CYRUS WHIPPLE AND JONAS FULLER 48 CENTS

JAN 4, 1862 A. WATTERMAN JP

 

 

AUBURN OCT. 7th 1865 CITIZENS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THE FULLER BURYING GROUNDS MET ACCORDING TO NOTICE AT THE BURCH SCHOOL HOUSE. APPOINTED JONAS FULLER CHAIRMAN

JAMES BOLLES APPOINTED TRUSTEE TO THE VACANCY OF LEWIS TAYLOR WHO MOVED OUT OF THE VICINITY TRUSTEES PRESENT; JOHN BENSCOTER, N. H. ROBERTS (Nelson Huntington Roberts), J. (James) BOLLES

OCT. 24   MONEY PD/ TO BALANCE THE AMOUNT DUE FOR RECORDING THE DEEDS: 

G. H. ROBERTS PD/ 25 CENTS

WM. JACKSON PD/ 50 CENTS

A. H.  PARKER PD/ 10 CENTS

JAMES BOLLES PD/ 10 CENTS

THE WHOLE AMOUNT PAID FOR RECORDING  $2.95

 

LUMBER NEEDED FOR PICKETS TO ENCLOSE BURYING GROUND 500 FEET

S. A. CLINK, SIGNED 100 FEET

JOHN BENSCOTER, 100 FEET

WM. JACKSON, 100 FEET

JAMES BOLLES, 100 FEET

N. H. ROBERTS, 100 FEET    $4.00

ADJOURNED TO MEET IN TWO WEEKS AT THE BURCH SCHOOL HOUSE TO REPAIR FENCE ADJOINING THE FULLER BURYING GROUNDS.

S. A. CLINK, CLERK

 

OCT.  28TH   AT A NOTIFIED MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE FULLER BURYING GROUNDS:  TRUSTEES PRESENT: N. H. ROBERTS, JAMES BOLLES, AND DANIEL BROTZMAN, A. H. PARKER WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WERE OFFERED AND ENDORSED BY THE MEETING, A MORJORITY OF VOTE AT THE BURCH SCHOOL HOUSE. ON MOTION, THE RESOLUTION CARRIED AND PASSED OCT. 7TH TO USE 500 FEET FOR PICKETS TO ENCLOSE THE FULLER BURYING GROUNDS TO BE RESCINDED   ---- CARRIED

 

RESOLVED TO HAVE A STONE BEE ON THURSDAY NEXT TO HAUL STONE TO BUILD A WALL AROUND THE FULLER BURYING GROUND CARRIED.

RECORDED THAT THE TRUSTEES CLERK CIRCULATE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO OBTAIN FUNDS TO BUILD SAID WALL:  FURTHERMORE THAT SAID WALL BE LAID 5 FEET HIGH ON A ROCK BOTTOM AND BE COMPLETED IN ONE YEAR.  CARRIED

RESOLVED THAT S. A. CLINK BE TREASURER FOR TRUSTEES --- CARRIED

RESOLVED THAT THE MEETING ADJOURNED ---- CARRIED    S.  A.  CLINK, CLERK

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

1866 NOV. 9TH AT A MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE FULLER BURYING GROUNDS.   TRUSTEES PRESENT; JAMES BOLLES, JOHN   BENSCOTER.  RESOLVED THAT A. H. PARKER BE APPOINTED A TRUSTEE IN THE SUCCES­SION OF N. H. ROBERTS --- MOTION CARRIED, RESOLVED TO HAVE A STONE BEE THE 27TH FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING A STONE WALL AROUND THE BURIAL GROUNDS.                S. C. CLINK, CLERK

 

SEPT. 9, 1876 AT A NOTIFIED MEETING PLACE FOR THE FULLER BURIAL GROUNDS, CITIZENS NOTIFIED AND THE OLD TRUSTEES A. H. PARKER, JAMES S. BOLLES, AND JOHN BENSCOTER RESIGNED: CHARLES FULLER, BURTON THORPE AND JACOB BROTZMAN TO TAKE THEIR PLACES.  GEORGE W. BOLLES WAS ELECTED CLERK IN THE PLACE OF S. A. CLINK.

 

DRAWED ROCKS TO LAY A NEW WALL ON THE SIDE ADJOINING JONAS FULLER, ALSO LAID SOME WALL ON BACK SIDE, ADJOURNED TO MEET IN ONE WEEK.  G. W. BOLLES SECRETARY

 

SEPT 16, 1876 INTERESTED CITIZENS OF THE FULLER BURYING GROUNDS MET AND DRAWED ROCKS TO FINISH THE SIDE NEXT TO FULLER’S AND THE BACK SIDE WALL.  MEET NEXT SEPT 30TH

G. W. BOLLES, CLERK

 

There were minutes for meetings in between these years 1876-1912.

 

1912

LEO BOLLES, SON OF GEORGE BOLLES ABOVE APPOINTED CLERK, 2 MORE MEETINGS OF INTERESTED CITIZENS MET AT THE TRANSUE CHURCH. NO DEFINITE ACTION RESULTED!

 

 

SECRETARY MINUTES 1912; 2 SEPARATE SHEETS OF PAPER

MET AT THE TRANSUE CHURCH THURSDAY EVENING AUG. 15, 1912. C. S. BROTZMAN WAS NAMED AND ELECTED TRUSTEE AND TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.  HE STATES THE PURPOSE OF THIS GATHERING IS TO ENLARGE OR FIX UP BOTH THE BOLLES CEMETERY, WHIPPLE, OR BEECH GROVE CEMETERY.

 

LEO BOLLES WAS NAMED SECRETARY; TRUSTEES ELECTED; CHARLES FULLER, A. M. (ALONZO MILES) PARKER (CHAIRMAN), I. (ISAAC) C. BENSCOTER, C. S. (CHARLES SAMUEL) BROTZ­MAN, N. N. (NORVL NATHANIAL) BROTZMAN, AND LEO BOLLES TO BE SECRETARY.  M. H. (MINER HERBERT) CHRISTIAN WAS NOMINATED AND ELECTED TREASURER. DISCUSSED BUYING LANDS FROM GEORGE BOLLES AND FENCING THE SAME MOVING THE WALL AND ETC.

MET AT THE YARD 7 A.M. SAT AUG. 24

MET AT TRANSUE CHURCH 2 WEEKS EVENING AUG. 29

SATURDAY MORNING AUG. 24 TRUSTEES PRESENT: A. M. PARKER, I. C.  BENSCOTER, N. N. AND C. S. BROTZMAN; GEORGE BOLLES AND FRANK FULLER MET AND MEASURED OFF 30 FEET BY 10 FEET OF LAND TO BE SOLD TO THE CEMETERY.

AUG.  29TH, 1912 SECRETARY READ MINUTES, SEVERAL REMARKS ABOUT BUYING LAND, AND A LENGTHY DISCUSSION

 

FRIDAY SEPT. 13, 1912: SEVERAL MET AT TRANSUE CHURCH TO DISCUSS BUYING THE LAND.  PRICE TOO HIGH AT $30!

THE DEAL FELL THROUGH!

 

FROM A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER:  NOT IN THE BOOK. A MEETING OF INTERESTED CITIZENS REGARDING THE GROUNDS THE “FULLER BURYING GROUND” SEPT. 9, 1876 AT THE?

TRUSTEES; A. H. PARKER, JAMES BOLLES, JOHN BENSCOTER RESIGNED AND CHARLES FULLER, BERTON THORPE, AND JACOB BROTZMAN ELECTED IN THEIR PLACE.   GEORGE BOLLES TO BE CLERK IN THE PLACE OF S. A.CLINK.

I would like to note here that S.A. Clink was Simeon Augustus Clink, November 26, 1830 - November 20, 1899. He left Pennsylvania before 1880 for Oregon where he passed away.

 

The stone-wall contributors:

ANOTHER SEPARATE SHEET WITH THE FOLLOWING NAMES AND A DATE OF NOV.1, 1865 FOR THE SAME PURPOSE OF PUTTING A STONEWALL FENCE AROUND THE CEMETERY.

N. H. ROBERTS  $5.00 PD $2.48 S. A. CLINK, CLERK

CHARLES FULLER   $5.00

CHARLES J. HAVENS $2.00

SUSANNAH BROTZMAN SIGNED WITH AN “X”  $1.00 PAID

CHARLES WINANS   $2.00

WM. H. CHRISTIAN   $3.00

WM. PHINNEY       $2.00

JAMES DAVISON    $4.00

 

 

A. H. PARKER       $5.00

LYMAN CARTER     $2.00

JOHN M. FRANKLIN  $5.00

THOMAS NEWMAN    $5.00

DANIEL BROTZMAN  $5.00

JOHN C. TRANSUE   $3.00

JOHN G. TAYLOR    $2.00

M. (OR A.) J. (OR T.) WHIPPLE $2.00

J S NEWMAN       $2.00

SARAH CRAWFORD   $5.00

HIRAM WHIPPLE JR. $2.00

ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE PAPER

THIS ARTICLE OF AGREEMENT MADE BETWEEN THIS TWENTY SIX DAY OF APRIL 1865 BETWEEN CHARLES WINANS OF THE TWP OF AUBURN COUNTY OF SUSQUEHANNA STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SAME PAGE

APRIL 19, 1866 RECEIVED OF N. H. ROBERTS $2.52 TO APPLY TO WALL OF BURIAL GROUNDS

APRIL 25, 1866

PAID BY JOSEPH BARBER ONE DOLLAR TO APPLY TO LABORER ON BURIAL GROUNDS,

N. H. ROBERTS (SIGNED)

AUBURN OCT. 30th  1865

WE THE UNDER SIGNED AGREE TO PAY THE SUMS SEVERELY AFFIXED TO EACH OF THE NAMES TO DEFRAY THE COST OF BUILDING A STONE WALL 5 FEET HIGH ON A ROCK BOTTOM TO ENCLOSE THE FULLER BURIAL GROUNDS, ALSO A SUITABLE GATE TO ENTRANCE.  THE WHOLE PROJECT IS TO BE COMPLETED IN ONE YEAR.

JOHN BENSCOTER                                        $5.00

G. W. ROBERTS TO PAY                               $5.00

PURCHASE MISSION GATE, IF NOT PAY $2.00

F. G. JACKSON                                                $5.00

JOHN M. SMITH                                              $2.00

A. G. STERLING                                              $5.00

JONATHAN YOUNKER?                                $5.00

MILTON H. CLINK                                          $2.50

ALPHEUS CRAWFORD                                  $5.00 (DIED DEC. 1916)

JACOB BROTZMAN                                        $4.00 (DIED OCT. 1910)

DAVID RAUB                                                   $2.00 (DIED MAY 1896)

JONAS FULLER                                               $5.00 (DIED 1882)

                                                              TOTAL $50.00

 

 

 

The inhabitants of this said cemetery compiled from headstones, burial dockets, Leo Bolles diaries and various other stated places.

 

 

BARBER, Betsey no dates listed, just the name

 

BARBER, Leslie                                   1884-1969

There are 2 small white stone next to the graves of Leslie & Maude Barber

Leslie Barber was the son of Cortland Steve and Mary Hunsinger Barber. He was married to Maud Flynn.

Social Security data records he was born January 11, 1884 and passed January 17, 1969 with a Wyalusing address.

 

BARBER, Mable, Leo Bolles records: MABLE BARBER, STILLBORN, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED, APRIL 19, 1922, DIED IN BRADFORD COUNTY, BURIED WEDNESDAY IN THE P.M., APRIL 19, 1922

 

BARBER, Maude (Flynn)  (March 10) 1885-1956 (October 12), buried October 15, 1956

(Wife of Leslie Barber)

The permit for her burial records she died October 12, 1956 of Carcinoma of the Stomach after a 3 - month illness. She was a white female and age 71 years. Bryce Sheldon was the undertaker October 15, 1956.

She was born Maud Flynn March 10, 1885. She was the daughter of Will and Lorenda Hadson Flynn.

 

BENSCOTER, Christopher G.   died: 11 Apr 1858         

Family records record he was born the son of John and Ann Coates Benscoter born April 22, 1835.

 

BOLLES, Bertha C. (Crawford)            (December 16) 1882-1935(October 25), buried October 29, 1935

(First wife of Leo Bolles)

Bertha E. Crawford Bolles, daughter of Gershom Bunnell and Sarah Ellen Green Crawford born December 16, 1882, died October 25, 1935 in Lackawanna County, Hillside Sanatorium of Tuberculosis. Leo Bolles recorded the permit for his wife; Bertha Bolles was issued October 26, 1935. She was buried on Tuesday, October 29, 1935 at 3 p.m.

Death certificate data: BERTHA BOLLES, DIED LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA. NEWTON TWP., OCTOBER 25, 1935, WHITE FEMALE, AGE 52 YEARS, BURIED BOLLES CEMETERY, B. O. SHELDON UNDERTAKER, OCTOBER 29, 1935, TUESDAY P.M.

 

BOLLES, Ella C. (Crawford)                 (July 9) 1880-1970 (October 21)

(Second wife of Leo Bolles)

Ella was a schoolteacher; she resided with her sister Bertha at various times throughout her teaching career. After Bertha’s death, she married Leo to help him raise his adopted son, Robert Edward Edsell Bolles.

 

 

Obit, from a Clipping belonging to Mae Fassett.

Mrs. Sarah Bolles, widow of Leo Bolles of Beech Grove, died October 21, 1970 in Monroe Nursing home, Scranton, PA. Where she had been a resident for two months. She was born at Shannon Hollow, the daughter of Gershom and Ella Green Crawford. She taught school in various schools in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, PA. Ella was a member of the West Auburn Methodist Church. She is survived by a son Robert and five grandchildren. Burial will be at the Beech Grove Cemetery with the Reverend Marjorie Hanton. Sheldon Funeral home is in charge.

 

BOLLES, George Warren              July 03, 1849 - December 15, 1918, buried December 19, 1918

He originally compiled the records to the Bolles cemetery that were taken over by his son Leo. He was the son of James and Susan Heady Bolles. He married Lucetta E. Lyon who is listed below. Leo Bolles recorded the following regarding his father: GEORGE BOLLES, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED DECEMBER17, 1918, BURIED THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 1918 AGE 69, DIED 5 P.M.  SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 1918

 

BOLLES, Leo                           (October 10) 1887-1959 (May 15), buried May 18, 1959

Leo was born October 10, 1887 to George Warren and Lucetta Lyon Bolles. Leo kept diaries, all kinds of diaries on everything. He wrote on envelopes, in diary books, and basically anything he could find to write upon to preserve history. He always wanted to be a newspaperman/journalist instead of a farmer. We are very grateful for all this data, which he preserved on this cemetery and local folks.  He passed away on his farm, adjacent to the Bolles cemetery May 15, 1959. Leaving just his widow the former Ella Crawford, an adopted son Robert Bolles and his family, plus his beloved dog Curley. He was first married to Bertha Crawford a sister to Ella when they adopted Robert in January 1933. Leo was a Justice of the Peace, a Church Lay Speaker, a Grange member and all around community man.

Please note that the spelling of the names is as recorded in Leo’s obituaries.

Leo Bolles, 71 of West Auburn died Friday Morning after a short illness. He was born on the farm in Auburn Township, the son of George W. and Lewcette Lyon Bolles. Three generations of Bolles have resided on that farm. He was a 4th term Justice of the Peace and the West Auburn news correspondent with the Montrose Independent Newspaper for many years. Leo was a member of the West Auburn Shiloh Grange and the West Auburn Methodist Church. His wife Sarah Ella Bolles, a son Robert, and five grandchildren survive him.

Burial will be in the Beech Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Reverend Joseph Hollopeter, with the funeral being held at the West Auburn Methodist Church. This obituary was from a clipping of Mae Fassett.

A second slightly different obituary appeared in the Montrose Independent Newspaper:

Leo Bolles, 71 years old, a very able correspondent for 30 years is dead, He resided West Auburn, PA. He was born October 10, 1887 on the farm he lived to George and Lecetta Lyon Bolles, he was a fourth term Justice of the Peace. He passed to the great beyond Friday morning May 15, 1959. He was devoted to the West Auburn Methodist Church; he joined on his twelfth birthday almost 60 years had he lived till his birthday October 10th. He was a 50-year member of the Shiloh West Auburn Grange, the treasurer of his church. He is survived by his beloved wife Sarah Ella Crawford, a sister to his first wife Bertha, a son Robert E. Bolles and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday in the West Auburn Church by the Reverend Jason Hollopeter. It was filled to capacity. Sheldon’s Funeral home was in charge of the burial at Beech Grove Cemetery.

 

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

BOLLES, Lucetta Lyon          (June 24) 1848-1922 (March), buried March 29, 1922

Wife of George Warren Bolles)o:p>

Lucetta E. Lyon was born June 24, 1848 to Stephen and Margaret Shumway Lyon. On December 03, 1870 she was married to George Warren Bolles in the Lyon home on Spring Hill Reverend J. B. Sumner and Reverend G. M. Chamberlain. She passed away in March 1922 and was buried on March 29, 1922

Leo Bolles, her son recorded: LUCRETIA LYON BOLLES, AGE 73, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED MARCH 28, 1922,BURIED 3:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY MARCH 29(I am noting this name is Lucetta with all is its many variations, not Lucretia)

 

Bertha Crawford Bolles and Lewcetta Lyon Bolles

This photo was found in Leo Bolles album, however there is no date for photo.

Spelling as recorded by Ella Crawford Bolles

 

BROTZMAN, Infant son                        died 2 Jun 1866   

Infant son of Daniel & Elizabeth Brotzman

 

BROTZMAN, Armedia J. (Jane) (February 26) 1860-1907(April 6) buried April 8, 1907 (Aunt) She was the daughter of Jacob and Climena Havens Brotzman. Leo Bolles recorded the burial certificate was issued April 6, 1907, with burial April 8, 1907.

 

 

 

1880 census

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Jacob BROTGANAN   Self   M   Male   W   48   NJ   Farmer   NJ   NJ 

 Climena BROTGANAN   Wife   M   Female   W   53   NY   Keeping House   NY   NY 

 Charles BROTGANAN   Son   M   Male   W   25   PA   Farmer   NJ   NJ 

 Arenada BROTGANAN   Dau   S   Female   W   20   PA   At Home   NJ   NJ 

 John BIGELOW   Other   S   Male   W   10   PA      ---   --- 

Source Information: 1880

 Census Place Auburn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

 Family History Library Film   1255196

 NA Film Number   T9-1196   Page Number   25B       

 

BROTZMAN, Climena H. (Havens)                 (December 27) 1827-1890 (August 18)   

(Grandmother) She was the daughter of George and Hannah Freeman Havens. Climena married Jacob Brotzman in December 1853.

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

BROTZMAN, Emma Lydia (Mrs. Charles Brotzman). FROM A DIARY OF LEO BOLLES: MRS CHARLES BROTZMAN'S BODY WAS RE­MOVED FROM THE BOLLES CEMETERY TO THE LACEY STREET CEMETERY AFTER BEING BURIED 37 YEARS, NOVEMBER 11, 1935. Her husband Charles Brotzman (February 10, 1855 - Abt. February 08, 1935) was buried there.

Data from the headstone in Lacey Street Cemetery records: March 31, 1858 – June 25, 1897. She was the daughter of David Dimmock and Rebekah Ann Wright Wilson. She married Charles Brotzman in the Meshoopen Church according to church records October 08, 1878.

 

BROTZMAN, Jacob                 (July 30) 1831-1910 (October 5) Buried October 7, 1910 (Grandfather) Jacob was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Mosher Brotzman.

Leo Bolles records: JACOB BROTZMAN, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED DECEMBER 5, 1910

 

BROTZMAN, Daniel 15 June 1821-1 November 1893

His wife Elizabeth (Transue)                  1 July 1822-17 July 1866

Daniel was the son of Jacob and Susanna Metzgar Brotzman. She was the daughter of John C and Jane C. Strunk Transue.

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

BROTZMAN, Elanora died 13 March 1862; 4 years 4 months 3 days

(Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Brotzman)

 

BROTZMAN, Josiah E.                        died 16 March 1862; 7 years 3 months ?d

(Twin son of Daniel and Elizabeth Brotzman)

 

BROTZMAN, Lewis Z.                        died 14 October 1854; 3 years         

(Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Brotzman)

 

BROTZMAN, Mary E.             died 10 February 1863; 4 years ? months 4 days

(Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Brotzman)

 

BROTZMAN, Mary V.             died 22 September 1856; 1 year 11 months  21 days

(Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth)

 

BROTZMAN, Susanna             died 3 May 1869; 69 years

(Relict of Uriah Ford) There is a note for her being the wife of Samuel Brotzman; She would have to be his second wife as his first wife Elizabeth Mosher died July 12, 1860. Uriah Ford passed May 01, 1859. He too is buried here in this cemetery.

 

BROTZMAN, Zenas M. died 22 March 1850; 3weeks     

(Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Brotzman)

 

BURCH, Palmer L.                               died 13 October 1847; 3 years 2 months 13 days 

(Son of Powell Gardner and Lovinia Y. Palmer Burch)

 

CARTER, Henry J.                               died 30 April 18??; 4 days         

(Son of J.R. & Elizabeth B. Carter)

 

CARTER, James R.                              died 15 August 185?; 1 year 9 months    

(son of J.R. & Elizabeth B.)

 

CARTER, Jennie May                            died 11 October 1881; age?      

(Daughter of L.B. & S. Carter (Lyman and Susannah Brotzman Carter)

The Brotzman Genealogy by Corvia Brotzman Christian records she was born October 02, 1877.

 

CARTER, Louisa S.                              died 10 September 18??; 1 year ?months? days?

(Daughter of J. & E. Carter)

 

CARTER, Sally A.                                died 22 March 1900; 71 year 6 month 28 days

(Wife of J.H. Carter) Wife of John Hamilton Carter August 03, 1828 – March 1, 1906. He is buried in South Auburn Cemetery with his second wife Sally Ann Clink. He married Sally October 02, 1871. She was the daughter of Adam and Mary Hulbert Clink.

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

CARTER, Samuel F. Died 21 October 1881; 13 years 6 months? Days   

(Son of L.B. & S. Carter (Lyman and Susannah Brotzman Carter)

 

 

CHRISTIAN, Lilla R. (Rosina) died 22 March 1862; 2 years 5 months 12 days

   (Children of Wm. H. & Laura J. Transue Christian)

            Mertie                                      died 28 October 1881; 10 months 24 days

            Mina                                         died 25 September 1871; 1 year

                                                                  (Brotzman Genealogy data, stone is not legible)

            Minnie                                       died 28 October 1881; 11 years

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

CHRISTIAN, L. C. (Laura Transue) 16 November 1842-1 November 1918

This is Laura Transue Christian, daughter of John C. and Jane Trimble Transue. She was the mother of 10 children, 4 were deceased before 1900 Auburn census. She married William Christian January 11, 1859 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA. Leo Bolles records the burial certificate for Laura Christian was issued November 1, 1918, and she was buried on Sunday November 3, 1918 at 3:15 p.m.

 

CHRISTIAN, William                            April (19) 1836 - August (5), 1912

                     Buried August 8, 1912 by Leo Bolles diary, burial permit issued August 6, 1912

He was the son of John and Hannah Brotzman Christian.

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

CLINK, Adam                                        22 October 1808-5 June 1888 (This data from a cemetery listing at Montrose Historical Society) His wife was a widow in 1880 census? On 1870 Auburn Census his wife is alive and residing with her son Milton and his family.  I also have a birthdate of October 22, 1804 in Steuben, Oneida County, New York from many Roots Web family trees. I will cite the Phillip Sweet research which shows him on1860 Auburn Township census and then not again.  His widow is there Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, PA in 1870 and 1880 but not Adam. 1880 records she is a widow. He was the son of William and Margaret J. Hanson Clink. He married Mary Hulbert who is buried here with him.

 

CLINK, Mary                                        illegible dates, stone broke, wife of Adam Clink

Mary Hulbert Clink was born about 1807- 1809 according to various family records. Philip Sweet recorded her death date as November 18, 1861, dying in Laceyville, PA. She was the daughter of Benjamin Hulbert and his wife the former Miss Smith. She is on the 1870 census Auburn Township with no husband. Mary is residing with her son Milton’s family and her daughter Adeline. She is in the same place on 1880 census so she is clearly alive and some one has an error. She is recorded as being a widow. Phillip obtained his data from the listing of the Bolles Cemetery. What I think has happened is the transcriber of the cemetery transposed the records for Adam and Mary. NO PROOF!

 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Milton CLINK   Self   M   Male   W   39   PA   Farmer   PA   PA 

 E. Catharine CLINK   Wife   M   Female   W   33   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Lewis W. CLINK   Son   S   Male   W   12   PA   Attends School   PA   PA 

 Rolla L. CLINK   Son   S   Male   W   11   PA   Attends School   PA   PA 

 Lottie U. CLINK   Dau   S   Female   W   9   PA   Attends School   PA   PA 

 Leslie H. CLINK   Son   S   Male   W   6   PA   Attends School   PA   PA 

 Frank M. CLINK   Son   S   Male   W   4   PA      PA   PA 

 Mary CLINK   Mother   W   Female   W   71   PA   At Home   NJ   NJ   PA 

 Adaline CLINK   Sister   S   Female   W   36   PA   At Home   PA   PA 

 Source Information: 1880 census Place Auburn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

 

CRAWFORD, Benjamin C.       (December 6, 1793) 1794-1885 (March 18)

As a Crawford Family Historian, I can say Benjamin C. (Maybe for Carpenter) Crawford was born in Wyalusing to Benjamin Noah and Olive (Olivia) Carpenter Crawford December 6, 1793 and passed at Beech Grove, Auburn Twp. Susquehanna County, PA March 18, 1885. He married first to Esther Jayne (October 06, 1794 – before 1830) daughter of David and Mary (Polly) Berry Jayne. They were the parents of six children before she died at Vosburg, PA where she is probably buried. He married second in 1832 to Catherine Bunnell Carney, the widow of Dr. Elijah Carney. She bore him one son named Benjamin Carney. Catherine was the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine Berry Bunnell. With Benjamin Crawford she bore four children, Charles and Gershom buried here, and Esther and Alpheus Crawford.

 

CRAWFORD, Catherine (Bunnell), (March 13) 1797 – 1892 (February 20)

In regards to these Crawford’s I have some interesting newspaper articles I would like to include:

 

FOUR SCORE AND TEN - a reprint from newspaper article originally published ca 1882.

Benjamin C. (Carpenter) Crawford, father of John Crawford late of Washington twp (Township) and grandfather of Wesley D. Crawford of this place, was in town on Monday last. He was born at Wyalusing then Luzerne and now Bradford County, on the sixth day of December, 1793, and he is consequently now, nearly 89 years of age. He was in Tunkhannock for the first time seventy-three years ago, being then sixteen years old. At that time there were but three buildings here, one was a tavern near where the Keeler House now is, one was a store kept by the Suttle Bros., and a salt house. The Whitmore House and one other house and tavern were kept near where the old bridge crosses the Tunkhannock Creek.

He was drafted in the war of 1812 and was excused from service by reason of the influence of his employer with the captain of the company. Old Joseph Camp was the captain of the company with whom many of his associates went to war. (Likely a relative of Lydia Ann Camp b 1825 who married George M. Crawford b 1825, a brother of Betsey Ann who married Squire L.W. Clark, Leonard’s Great-grandparents)

He has been married twice, and has his wife last yet living with him at his home in Auburn twp., Susquehanna County (Penn) aged 86 years. His wife is a sister of the late John Bunnell. Both are in good health and apparently will live many years yet.

His father (Benjamin Noah Crawford) and mother (Olive Carpenter) were born in Danby, Connecticut. His father was in the Revolutionary War and after the war was over, he came to Wyoming (County, Penn) and was there at the time of the Pumpkin freshet and shortly after moved to Wyalusing. After his father had lived there one season he had gathered his crops, which were raised on the island of Wyalusing and had stored them in his house, it was consumed by fire. His father then moved to Frenchtown. Here he worked in making pork and cider barrels which he marketed at Kingston and Wilkes Barre. They were transported by floating them by the side of his canoe. He bought grain with the proceeds of his barrels, which he had ground at Shoemaker’s mills, about ten miles this side of Wilkes Barre and loaded to his canoe and (brought) it back to Wyalusing. His father lived three years at Wyalusing and then moved down the river about 3 miles to a place called Fleatown. There the subject of this sketch (Benjamin Carpenter Crawford) was born (1793) in a log house built by his father. His father died there when Benjamin was but ten years of age, leaving the widow and ten children, Benjamin being the fifth child. He lived on Russell Hill about fifteen years. He has followed shoemaking his whole lifetime and began to

learn his trade before he was seventeen years old. He has not taken a drink of liquor in forty-four years and had been temperate in his habits before that time. He commenced chewing tobacco at the age of eighteen and has used it moderately ever since. He was advised to use it by old Dr. Hayes for a pain in his stomach occasioned by the sewing of shoes. In those days, viz. In 1813 pegs were not used in making shoes. (An interesting comment. Apparently the shoemaker held the shoe against his stomach while shaping the leather and sewing it)

The old man has a remarkable memory, is keen and witty and remarkable in many respects.

(In handwriting on newspaper, possibly his son’s: "Died March 18, 1885")

 

From a Susquehanna Co., Pa., history, chapter on Auburn Twp., re. Benjamin Carpenter Crawford [Benjamin Jr.]:

"In the same locality Benjamin C. Crawford began clearing a farm in April, 1832, and it is claimed that he had the first cabin in this part of Auburn.  His nearest neighbors were George Mowry on the south and Abraham Lott on the north.  The first night he slept on his land his bed was made of hemlock boughs, and his slumbers were very much disturbed by the hooting of owls and the yelping of wolves.  The latter ventured so near him that his life was endangered.  He prepared the logs for his cabin in one day, and with the assistance of a few neighbors, rolled up the walls of his pioneer home.  The following day, with the help of a neighbor, he made the shingles for the roof, and boards becoming scarce, he took the boards belonging to his sled to make a door.  Benjamin C. Crawford died on his homestead, March 18, 1885, in the ninety-second year of his age.  For nearly seventy-six years of his life he was a professed Christian, and helped to advance the religious interests of the township by his consistent life and praiseworthy conduct."

 

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CRAWFORD, Charles F. (T?)  died 1 July 1865 GAR 1861-65

The stone is broken, laying on the ground in more than one piece. It was one of those tall narrowing pillar types. He was born the son of Benjamin F. and Catherine Bunnell Crawford in 1835. He married Sarah Wrisley. They were the parents of one child according to 1860 Auburn census. Her name was Eliza L. Crawford born about 1857. She does not appear on 1870 census; maybe she passed and is one of those flagstone markers near the headstone of Charles Crawford. I do not know. His stone is on the left hand side of the cemetery in the rear corner. Angeline Place Hunter records this story: “Sarah Elizabeth Wrisley's first husband Charles Crawford.  He was in the Civil War, as the story goes, he sent word that he was coming home on leave. She got his clean clothes out, cooked all his favorite foods and invited his friends and relatives in. He didn't come and didn't come. Then they heard a wagon coming up the lane. Charles was dead. He died of dysentery on the way home. (Now, I know that lots of family membes tell the same story but this is what my mother told me.)” His wife married second to George T. Place and is buried with him in the Jersey Hill Cemetery.

 

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CRAWFORD, (Sarah) Ellen Green       (November 21) 1840-1917 (November 1)

(Wife of G.B. Crawford) buried November 03, 1917 according to Leo Bolles diary

Sarah was the wife of Gershom Bunnell Crawford. She was born November 21, 1840 to Nathan and Louisa/Lovisa Heverly Green.  She married Gershom Bunnell Crawford March 04, 1860.

 

 

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CRAWFORD, Gershom B.                   (February 6) 1841-1927 (June) buried June 18, 1927 at 2:30 p.m. The permit to bury Gershom was issued June 16, 1927.  He was buried on Saturday June 18th at 2:30 p.m.  Gershom was born at Beech Grove February 6, 1841 the son of Benjamin C. and Catherine Bunnell Crawford.  Gershom and his wife Ellen were the parents of eight children, Nathan, Katherine (Mrs. Wilson Strope and Mrs. Wilson Robbins), George, Mary Ann (Mrs. Thomas Mason and Mrs. Samuel Applegate), Benjamin C., Miss Minnie May, Bertha (Mrs. Leo Bolles) and Ella (Mrs. Leo Bolles). 

 

 

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DAVISSON, James                              27 October 1829-5 April 1896

In 1880 census he is residing with his widowed mother in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's   Birthplace

 James DAVISON   Self   S   Male   W   50   PA   Farmer   NJ   NJ 

 Ann DAVISON   Mother   W   Female   W   87   NJ   Keeping House   NJ   NJ 

 Mary DEXTER   Other   S   Female   W   40   PA   Domestic Servant   RI   VT 

 Source Information: 1880

 Census Place Tuscarora, Bradford, Pennsylvania   Family History Library Film   1255105

 NA Film Number   T9-1105  Page Number   520D 

 

DAVISSON, Morris                              died 28 February 1859; 69 years 9 months 17 days

His wife Ann NUNN                              died 27 Dec 1883; 90 years 9 months 21 days

The spelling has been established to have two S’s from the headstone. The side of his headstone has “Mother and Father” etched upon it.

 

 

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FLYNN, Lorinda (Hadson), The following was recorded by Leo Bolles, LORINDA FLYNN ISSUED MAY 6, 1915

Lorinda was the mother of Maud Flynn Barber. She was married to William L Flynn.

1880 census yields the following data:

 

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace   Mother's Birthplace

Wm L. FLYNN   Self   M   Male   W   26   PA   Basket Maker   PA   PA 

 Lorinda FLYNN   Wife   M   Female   W   26   PA   Housekeeping   PA   PA 

 Matilda TAYLOR   Niece   S   Female   W   10   PA   At School   PA   PA 

 Source Information: Census Place Windham, Wyoming, Pennsylvania

 Family History Library Film   1255205

 NA Film Number   T9-1205

 Page Number   166D   

 

FORD, Uriah                                        died 1 May 1859; 68 years ? months 6 days

His wife Susanna married second to Samuel Brotzman and is listed is Susanna Brotzman in this listing.

 

 

FRANKLIN, John M.               died 17 August 1885; 76 years

His wife Ardelia                        died 28 September 1865; 59 years 3 months 21 days

 

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FULLER, Jonas                                    died 26 January 1882; 89 years 9 months 26 days

GAR 1861-65; sign by the grave, the gravestone records Soldier of 1812

 

FULLER, Clarissa Main            died 3 October 1883; 76 years 10 months 27 days    

Wife of Jonas FULLER


Jonas and Clarissa Main Fuller
Copy of Original Rotogravure
1846
Contriubted by Joe Payne

 

GREELY, C. R.            age 62 per Leo Bolles    

Ashes deposited in cemetery on May 17, 1954
Noted in the Diary of Leo Bolles

 

 

 

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GROSE, Allen J. died 28 February 1898; 19 years

Stone saying Mother between two trees in the front of the cemetery, no other stones are

                near it, however the nearest stone would be that of Allen J. GROSE,

                which is also basically alone.

 

GROSE, CHARLES, died 16 August 1946; 62 years,

Charles was the son of Charles & Annie Merrihugh GROSE Leo Bolles recorded: CHARLES GROSE, I ISSUED THE PERMIT 8-17-1924, BURIED AUGUST 20, 1946 3 P.M. TUESDAY

CHARLES GROSE, AGE 62 DIED IN BRADFORD COUNTY, SAYRE, PA. AGE 62, MALE, WHITE, CEREBRAL THROMBOSIS, BURIED IN THE BOLLES CEMETERY   AUGUST 17, 1946  (THE WORDS “JERSEY HILL CEMETER” WERE CROSSED OUT, MAY BE HE WAS TO BE BURIED THERE FIRST? BURIED 3 P.M. TUESDAY BY LEO BOLLES, GRAVE DUG BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN OR CHAMPLUVIER (HARD TO READ) AND WILL CROWN (MUST MEAN CROWN GRAVE LATER), REV. REEVES HAVENS WAS THE CLERGY, B. O.  SHELDON UNDERTAKER, VAULT BY RALPH WHITE OF NICHOLS, NY

 

GROSE, Charles died December 13, 1907.

GROSE, Anna died March 3, 1918

Leo recorded this interesting query too; they must be buried here too?

A LETTER TO MR. BOLLES; FROM SYLVIA VOSBURG OF SKINNERS EDDY SEPTEMBER 1946;

SHE HAS FOUND THAT HER GRANDFATHER CHARLES GROSE SR. DIED DECEMBER 13, 1907 AND WAS BURIED DEC 16, 1907 (ON THE BOTTOM IN LEO’S HANDWRITING:  MRS. ANNA (CHARLES) GROSE BURIED MARCH 3, 1918)

CHARLES GROSE BURIED AUG 20, 1946 AGE 62 YEARS

 

 

GROSE, ORIN? Leo Bolles recorded he was buried March 3, 1918. Nothing more in the records regarding him can be found.

He could be the son of William Grose and Mary Teresa McCusker. This data was found with the LDS. This Orin Grose was born about 1889.

 

HAVENS, Charles J.                Died 24 February 1870 

 

(HAVENS, Diana M.)               (died 7 February 1901; 67 years 2 months 15 days)

data from a newspaper obit; (daughter of George and Hannah Havens)  NO STONE

 

HAVENS, Esther Mary             1818-1888 (daughter of G. and H. Havens)

 

HAVENS, George                                died 14 December 1850; 62 years 6 months

 

 

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HAVENS, Hannah                                died 3 October 1869                  (wife of George)

 

JACKSON, Frances A.             died ? September 1863; 1 year 9 month 10 days

(Daughter of Daniel and Lucinda Jackson)

 

JACKSON, Martha E. died 17 July 1861; 15 years 3 months ? days 

(Daughter of Daniel and Lucinda Jackson) I question the age, but that is what the listing records.

 

 

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JACKSON, Mary (McCain)      died 2 Oct 1865 in the 71st year of her age (wife of William Jackson)

William Jackson 1794 - October 20, 1872 (died Auburn Township) may be buried here also; I cannot find a stone for him. William and Sophia Squirrel Jackson were his parents; they are buried in the Stephens Cemetery Nicholson, PA.

 

 

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JAGGER, (Infant male child)                   died 16 June 1848    infant son of L. & L.A. JAGGER

2 fieldstones next to the grave of L. & L.A. JAGGER's infant son (Luther and Lydia Fuller)

 

JAGGER, Luther                                   19 July 1818-5 July 1904 (newspaper obit says died 6 Jul)

                His wife was Lydia A. FULLER        22 December 1826-22 June 1909

Lydia was the daughter of Jonas and Clarissa Main Fuller. Leo Bolles recorded Sylvia Fuller Jagger was buried June 24, 1909, age 46 years. The permit was issued June 23, 1909. Luther was the son of Daniel and Martha Carson Jagger.

 

 

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July 15 (1904/2004) collected from local newspapers of 100 years ago One Hundred Years Ago  in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

In Beech Grove, Luther Jagger, one of our oldest citizens passed peacefully away at his home July 6, in the 86th year of his age. He had been very feeble for several years, gradually growing weaker till the end. He was buried in the Fuller cemetery where he had a lot and monument set a number of years ago. His wife survives him, his brothers and sisters having preceded him to the beyond.

 

JAYNE, DANIEL C. OR J., Leo Bolles records his burial certificate was issued May 4, 1920. He was buried May 5, 1920 at 3:15 p.m. I can find no headstone.

1880 census sheds some light on his family.

Daniel JAYNE   Self   M   Male   W   35   PA   Farmer   PA   PA 

Elizabeth JAYNE   Wife   M   Female   W   39   NY   Keeping House   NY   NY 

Clarence JAYNE   Son   S   Male   W   9   PA      PA   NY 

Carrie JAYNE   Dau   S   Female   W   9   PA      PA   NY 

Benjamin JAYNE   Son   S <Single>   Male   W <White>   3   PA      PA   PA 

Francis E. HALSTEAD   SDau <Stepdaughter>   M <Married>   Female   W <White>   19   NY   At Home   NY   NY 

Viola OBERHAGH   GDau <Granddaughter>   S <Single>   Female   W <White>   1   PA      PA   PA 

Census Place Auburn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania  Family History Library Film   1255196 NA Film Number   T9-1196  Page Number   34D

 

LAFRANCE, Fred W. 1852-1902  (March 08, 1852 – January 13, 1902)

            Alice (Rosalia)OVERBAUGH (October 18, 1858) 1859-1909 (December 4, 1909)

The certificate to bury Alice R. LaFrance, wife of Frederick LaFrance was issued December 4, 1909, she was age 74 years. Leo Bolles records they were married July 8, 1876.

 

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LOVE, No date infant daughter of Earl and Jane LOVE

 

MAAS, Elizabeth (Grose), Leo Bolles recorded:  MRS. ELIZABETH MAAS, DIED LACKAWANNA COUNTY, RANSOM TWP., MARCH 11, 1950, FEMALE AGE 83 YEARS, DIED OF ARTHASCLERASIS (spelling as recorded), BURIED BOLLES CEME­TERY MARCH 4, 1950, 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY MARCH 15, 1950, CLERGY REV. MAURICE A GUNN OF CLARKS SUMMIT  (I suspect the sermon came a few days after her burial?)

ELIZABETH GROSE MAAS, DIED MARCH 11, 1950 AGE 83

Elizabeth Grose, daughter of Charles and Mary Lu Merrihugh Grose was married to John P. Maas. He was born in Pennsylvania about 1868. According to various census years in Ransom, Lackawanna County, PA. His parents were born in Germany.

 

 

MAGEE, Emma L. 1852-1939 (November 07, 1851 - February 15, 1939) the permit was issued February 16. Emma was buried February 17, 1939. She was the wife of Edward MaGee, who was the son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Lung MaGee. Emma was the daughter of Hosea and Lucy L. Lyons Roberts.

Leo Bolles records the death certificate data: EMMA L MAGEE, DIED LACEYVILLE, WYOMING COUNTY, PA.  FEBRUARY 15, 1929, AGE 87 YEARS, WHITE FEMALE, INFLUENZA, BURIED ON A FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 P.M. BY LEO BOLLES

 

Clayton MaGee records: Emma was buried in the Beech Grove Cemetery, Auburn Twp. Susquehanna County, PA.  Also known as the Bolles Cemetery.  The Rev. Howard Willets was the clergyman conducting the services in Laceyville, PA.  Her obituary notes that she died 25 days after her daughter, Mabel.  Death Certificate file number is 20559, Registered No. is 6604. She died at home of her son-in-law

 

 

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VANDERWORKER, Mabel R. (MAGEE) 1874-1939   (February 28, 1874 - January 20, 1939)

Mabel was the wife of Jacob VanderWorker and the daughter of Edward and Emma Roberts MaGee.

Leo recorded the following data on Miss Mabel MaGee:

MABLE R. VANDERWORKER, MARRIED, DIED BROOME COUNTY, NEW YORK JANUARY 20, 1939 BURIED BOLLES CEMETERY, AGE 63 YEARS 10 MONTHS 12 DAYS, RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE, DIED JOHNSON CITY, BURIED JANUARY 22, 1939, WHITE FEMALE, ANOTHER PIECE OF PAPER STATES SHE WAS BORN WEST AUBURN AS MABLE MAGEE FEBRUARY 28, 1874, MARRIED JUNE 29, 1904 TO JACOB J. VANDERWORK­ER.  SHE WAS 63 YEARS 10 MONTHS AND 12 DAYS OLD WHEN SHE PASSED AT JOHNSON CITY NEW YORK OF RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE JAN 20, 1939.

 

The Braintrim Messenger, February 27, 1895, notes that she edited a newsletter for the local literary society.  Other editor was F.E. Taylor.

 

 

One Hundred Years Ago in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania collected from local newspapers of 100 years ago

West Auburn - Miss Mabel Magee still drives to her school although the roads are very bad. AND The musical drill conducted by Elmer Clapper is to commence Thursday evening and will close Saturday evening with a concert. Tenor Charlie McCarthy, of Lawton, will assist Prof. Clapper during the drill and concert at Beaver Meadows next week.

 

VANDERWORKER, Emma R.            1912-1912, daughter of Mabel R. Emma was born the daughter of Jacob and Mabel R. MaGee VanderWorker.  According to Leo Bolles she died September 12, 1912, and was buried on the 18th.

Leo Bolles records: EMMA OR IRMA L VANDERWORKER, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED SEPTEMBER 17, 1912, INFANT DAUGHTER BURIED SEPTEMBER 18, 1912

 

There is a small stone with the initials A.J.C., no dates, near the grave of Emma L. MAGEE, Mabel R. VANDERWORKER and Emma R.

 

MILLIGAN, David                               died 22 April 1872; 34 years 8 months ? days

 

MILLIGAN, Joseph                              died 23 April 1864; 26 years 8 months 12 days

 

NEWMAN, H. Christopher (Henry Christopher) died 28 Apr 1902; 16 years 8 months 16 days (Headstone reading) From data recorded in my own database, which recorded from unidentified newspaper clippings: His body was held 9 days for identification by the family, then buried in Pittsburgh, PA.   Letters to his identity were later found in his is belongings; his family which was residing in Wilkes Barre, PA. were notified. His body was then brought back to be buried in the Bolles Cemetery near the Bolles School house. The train was an hour later and his body taken directly to the cemetery. His wife, 2 sons and a daughter survive, plus his father Josiah of Black Walnut, 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

Henry Christopher Newman, born was Aug. 12, 1855; he was married to Nellie Miles; Henry was killed by the railroad cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1902, leaving three children. Census shows us his widow was living in Wilkes-Barre, PA. in 1903.

 

 

 

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NEWMAN, J. S. (Josiah Newman) 1831-1918 (September 22, 1831 - October 08, 1918)

            His wife Mary   (Mary E. Finney) 1837-1905

Josiah died at Taylor Hill. Leo Bolles recorded he was buried Wednesday at 1 p.m. October 09, 1918 in Bolles Cemetery.  Rev. William Thompson married Josiah Newman and Miss Mary Finney October 28, 1854 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County PA. They were the parents of eight children. Josiah was the son of Thomas and Susan Sterling Newman.

 

Photo by Mary Jean Williams

 

 

NEWMAN, James D.                           Died 23 March 1868; 26 years 6 months. He was born September 24, 1842 to Thomas and Susan Sterling Newman.

 

NEWMAN, Laura Jane             died 22 August 1851.   5 years 4 months 10 days. She was the daughter of Thomas and Susan Sterling Newman.

 

NEWMAN, Lucinda P. died 19 January 1863. 10 years 2 months 20 days. She was the daughter of Thomas and Susan Sterling Newman. Photos of the Newman Stones by Carol Brotzman

 

 

 

NEWMAN, Susan STERLING  died 25 January 1880; 70 years 4 months 9 days, wife of Thomas Newman, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca Townsend Sterling.

 

NEWMAN, Thomas died 24 July 1893; 86 years 6 months 20 days. He was born January 04, 1807. The death date came from a newspaper clipping.

 

 

 

PALMER, Eliza J. died 14 December 1851; 6 months 25 days (daughter of S.T. and Nancy Palmer)

 

PARKER, A. H. (Alonzo H.)               21 January 1813-12 February 1890         

His wife A. HOWARD PARKER         29 July 1814 - 9 March 1890 She was born Angeline Howard. They were the parents of six children: Willard, Zoroaster, Mary, Horace, Alonzo Miles and Charles M Parker.

 

 

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PARKER, Alonzo 28 October 1848-16 May 1914

            His wife Mary E. CARTER       1 February 1853-9 September 1911

The Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania including the counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe. J.H. Beers & Co. Chicago 1900 records on

pg 1587

Alonzo Miles Parker born October 28, 1848. Son of Alonzo H. Parker born January 21, 1813, NY, and Angeline Howard m: December 30, 1834. Alonzo H. died Feb. 12, 1890 and his wife on March 9th the same year. They first located at Auburn Four Corners, later residing for a time at Auburn Center. About 1836 settled on the farm now owned by their son Alonzo M. In 1880 they

removed to Bradford County where they remained twelve years, but eventually returned to the old farm. Alonzo H. & Angeline had the following children:

Horace, Zoroaster, Willard, Mary E. Alonzo M., and Charles M.

Etta, a daughter of Alonzo M. & Mary E. Carter married Olin Tewksbury.

Leo Bolles recorded: ALONZO M. PARKER, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED MAY 18, 1914, BURIED NOON MAY 19, 1914, AGE 66

 

 

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PARKER, Angeline M.                          18 December 1861-9 September 1862  

(Daughter of W.R. & L.M. PARKER)

 

PARKER, Horace H. died 8 February 184? l year 6 months

He was the son of Alonzo and Angeline Howard Parker.

 

PARKER, M. E. (Mary Emogene Carter, wife of Alonzo Miles Parker)

no dates are on the stone (1 February 1853 - 9 September 1911) Mary Emogene "Jeannie" Carter was the daughter of Isaac and Aurella Bunnell Carter. Leo Bolles recorded that the burial certificate was issued September 10, 1911, and she was buried September 11.

 

PARKER, Mary B.                               29 June1844 - 22 August 1857

(daughter of A.H. and A. PARKER, Alonzo and Angeline Parker)

 

 

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PARKER, Solomon Bunnell 1871 – 1946 (October 28)

            Carrie ROBERTS 1872 – 1914 (August 19)

Solomon was the son of Alonzo Miles and Mary Emogene "Jeannie" Carter Parker. He died May 16, 1914, and was buried on the 19th. His wife was Carrie Roberts, daughter of Eugene A. and Martha Roberts. She died August 19, 1914 and was buried on the 22nd. They were the parents of just one daughter according to Carrie’s obituary.  The Tuscarora Township 1930 census depicts that Sollie, as he was known, had remarried to a Margaret born about 1897.  Leo Bolles recorded:  SOLOMON B PARKER, DIED BROOME CO. NEW YORK BINGHAMTON STATE HOSPI­TAL, WHITE MALE, WIDOWER, BORN AT BEECH GROVE, PA., DIED OF  CHRONIC MYOCARDITIS, BURIED WEST AUBURN  OCTOBER 31, 1946  AGE 75 YEARS  5 MONTHS  29 DAYS

 

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PARKER, Zoroaster died 22 April 1846; 5 years 6 months 23 days

He was the son of Alonzo and Angeline Howard Parker

 

PHINNEY, Daniel M., recorded by Leo Bolles: DANIEL M. PHINNEY, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED MAY 6, 1911 BURIED MAY 9 TUESDAY 3:45 P.M.

 

PHINNEY, E. S. purchased a lot according to Leo Bolles records, I do not know if he was buried in it? E. S. PHINNEY  $3.00        (Leo added later) DIED AGE 65 YEARS FEBRUARY 11, 1942

His brother is William Phinney below.

 

 

PHINNEY, William                               1835 - 1901 GAR 1861- 65

                   (Born Providence, RI; died 1 Feb 1901, Bradford County, PA death register data)

Sarah PHINNEY his wife           1837 – 1911, Leo Bolles records she was buried May 9th  

The 1880 census sheds data regarding this family.

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Wm. M. PHINNEY   Self   M   Male   W   43   RI   Farmer   RI   RI 

 Sarah M. PHINNEY   Wife   M   Female   W   42   PA   Keeping House   RI   CT 

 Wm. K. PHINNEY   Son   S   Male   W   19   PA   Works On Farm   PA   RI 

 Henry PHINNEY   Son   S   Male   W   15   PA   Works On Farm   PA   RI 

 Dilla PHINNEY   Dau   S   Female   W   13   PA      PA   RI 

 Lucy PHINNEY   Dau   S   Female   W   9   PA      PA   RI 

 Fred PHINNEY   Son   S   Male   W   8   PA      PA   RI 

 Arthur PHINNEY   Son   S   Male   W   6   PA   RI 

 Elias PHINNEY   Son   S   Male   W   3   PA      PA   RI 

 Eva PHINNEY   Dau   S   Female   W   10M   PA      PA   RI 

 Source Information: 1880 Census Place Tuscarora, Bradford, Pennsylvania

 Family History Library Film   1255105  NA Film Number   T9-1105  Page Number   520D

 

Phinney Photos by Mary Jean Williams

 

 

February 08 (1901/2001) collected from local newspapers of 100 years ago in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Transue - After two years suffering with heart disease, Wm. Phinney passed away at his home. Interment in Bolles Cemetery. He leaves a widow and ten children, seven boys and three girls, who were all present at the burial. John came 2,000 miles from Nicholson, Neb., William, of Kalkaska, Mich., Fred and Arthur of Scranton, Henry of Scottsville, Jackson and Benjamin of this place; the seven sons were the pall bearers.

 

PRICE, Charles, This data is from a burial certificate stub only: The yellow burial certificate stub for Charles Price records issued July 5, 1911, buried July 6. There are two Charles Prices in the area. This could be Charles, the son of James and Lucinda Price shown on the 1880 census below or the son of Joshua and Nancy Price, the runaway, thus making him a brother of Joshua not his son. I do not know which at this point.

 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 Joshua PRICE   Self   M   Male   B   27   PA   Laborer   ---   --- 

 Lucinda PRICE   Wife   M   Female   B   23   PA      ---   --- 

 Bessie PARKS   Niece   S   Female   B   22   VA      ---   --- 

 Sarah Ann PRICE   Dau   S   Female   B   4   PA      ---   --- 

 Harry PRICE   Son   S   Male   B   3   PA      ---   --- 

 Charles PRICE   Son   S   Male   B   3M   PA      ---   --- 

 Source Information: 1880 census: Census Place Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film    1255148 NA Film Number   T9-1148   Page Number   165B   

 

PRICE, John, This data is from a burial certificate stub only recorded by Leo Bolles: John Price, a burial certificate issued March 5, 1927, buried March 6, 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

PRICE, Joshua                          1853-1927

Leo Bolles records he died March 5 and was buried March 6, 1827 at 3:p.m. age 73 years. Joshua was the son of runaway slaves, Joshua and Nancy Price born in Virginia. Joshua (James) was first married to lady named Lucinda, with whom he had several children. In 1880 they were in Kingston, Luzerne County, PA. He married second to a local lady named Mary Rifenberg.

1910 United States Federal Census Record regarding Joshua Price

Name: Joshua Price

Age in 1910: 56 

Estimated birth year: abt 1854 

Birthplace: Pennsylvania 

Home in 1910: Auburn Twp, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Race: Colored 

Gender: Male 

Pennsylvania 1910 Miracode Index Record about Joshua Price listed his children

Name: Joshua Price

Birthplace: Pennsylvania 

State: PA 

Age: 56 

Color: B 

Enumeration District: 0059 

Visit: 0060 

County: Susquehanna 

Relation: Head of Household 

Other Residents: Relation Name Age Birth Place

Wife Mary E 39 Pennsylvania

Son Charles L NR Pennsylvania

Daughter Edith M 19 Pennsylvania

Daughter Amanda E 15 Pennsylvania

Daughter Bertha L NR Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mary Jean Williams

 

PRICE, Mary (Rifenberg) 1871-1922 (February 10, 1922 according to Leo Bolles data)

This should be Mary on an 1880 census: The Burial certificate of Mary E. Price was issued February 11, 1922. She was buried Monday February 13th.

 

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 James RIFENBURY   Self   M   Male   W   42   PA   Farmer   NJ   NJ 

 Amanda RIFENBURY   Wife   M   Female   W   34   PA   Keeping House   MA   PA 

 Phllip H. RIFENBURY   Son      Male   W   15   PA      PA   PA 

 Mary E. RIFENBURY   Dau   S   Female   W   12   PA   At Home   PA   PA 

 Lines Dwight RIFENBURY   Son   S   Male   W   11   PA   At Home   PA   PA 

 Matilda J. RIFENBURY   Dau   S   Female   W   4   PA      PA   PA 

 James Elmer RIFENBURY   Son   S   Male   W   7M   PA      PA   PA 

 Source Information: 1880

  Census Place Auburn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

  Family History Library Film   1255196

  NA Film Number   T9-1196

  Page Number   23B  

 

Photo by Mary Jean Williams

 

 

ROBERTS, A. Evelyn: No headstone that I can find. Leo Bolles recorded: A. EVELYN ROBERTS, ISSUED JUNE 2, 1922, BURIED JUNE 2, 4 P.M. SATURDAY 

 

ROBERTS: children of Nelson H. & Elizabeth H. ROBERTS

            Betsy Ann                                21 March 1863; 10 years 10 months

            Melvina E.                                12 March 1863; 8 years 4 months 1 day

            Philena C.                                 9 March 1863; 16 years 9 months 5 days

            Revilo A.                                  19 June 1849; 1 year 7 months 8 days

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Carol Brotzman

 

1860 census reveals the following data regarding this family.

Name: Nelson H Roberts

Age in 1860: 37 

Birth Year: abt 1823 

Birthplace: Pennsylvania 

Home in 1860: Jessup, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Gender: Male 

Post Office: Montrose

Value of real estate: View image

Household Members: Name Age

Nelson H Roberts 37 

Elizabeth H Roberts 35  (Betsey)

Charlotte P Roberts 14   (Philena)

Albert N Roberts 10 

Betsey A Roberts 8 

Malonia E Roberts 5   (Melvina)

 

 

The remainder of this family moved on to Kendrik, Idaho where Nelson died July 23, 1891. He was the son of Oliver and Betsey Harris Roberts who are buried in the West Auburn Cemetery.

 

ROBERTS, Clarence died 20 February 1883; 2 months 16 days 

(Son of N.C. & A.E. ROBERTS)

Clarence was the son of Nelson Corington Roberts and his wife Amanda Newman

 

ROBERTS, Eugene A.              1847-1928  (May 31)

          His wife Martha J. (Jane)  1852-1923  (July)

Eugene was born in1848, the son of George Washington and Lorinda Eliza Patch Roberts. Leo Bolles recorded he died May 31, 1928, age 81. His burial certificate records he was buried at 4 p.m.  June 02, 1928 in the Bolles Cemetery. His wife Martha was born in 1852. Leo Bolles records the following data: Martha Jane Roberts, burial certificate issued July 19, 1923, buried 3 p.m. July 19th.

A. EUGENE ROBERTS, DIED SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA, AUBURN TWP. MAY 31, 1928 AGE 81 YEARS, WHITE MALE, ENYSILILAS, BOLLES OR BEECH GROVE CEMETERY, B. O. SHELDON UNDERTAKER, JUNE 2, 1928 4 P.M.

 

ROBERTS, Flora A. 1854-1863

                   Lucy L. 1825-1892

Small white stone totally illegible between stone of Lucy L. ROBERTS and Flora A.

Lucy is a child of Hosea and Lucy L. Lyons Roberts. The Lucy listed has to be her mother’s headstone. Lucy Lyons Roberts, April 21, 1826 - September 18, 1892. The family bible records 66 years 4 months 23 days.

Clayton MaGee records the following: The death date was taken from a recorded date of death in her family bible that has descended down through the family. She was 66 years, 4 months, and 23 days old.  The 1870 Census depicts Lucy to be age 45 and born in NY, Rush Twp Series M593 roll 1454 page 124. Her maiden name of Lyons is taken from Emma's death certificate. Informant was Clark Magee, Emma's son.

 

 

ROBERTS, George W. (Washington)     1810 - 1871 (February 03, 1810 - July 28, 1871)

  His wife Lorinda E. Patch                    1812 - 1893 (November 29, 1812 – November 1893)

George Roberts was born in Vermont, the son of Hart and Patty Newcomb Roberts.

 

ROBERTS, Lafayette M.                      1856 - 1925 (December)

His wife Della Wiedrich                          1870- no date etched on the stone (March 20, 1942)

LaFayette was born the son Hosea and Lucille Lyons Roberts. Leo Bolles records he was buried December 23, 1925 at noon.

Leo Records this data regarding LaFayette Roberts: L. M.  ROBERTS, ISSUED DECEMBER 21, 1925, BURIED NOON DEC. 21st

 

Leo recorded the following on Della Roberts:

DELLA VINNETTIA ROBERTS, AGE 72 YEARS, FEMALE, DIED MARCH 20, 1942 CHRONIC ENDOCARDITIS, BURIED BOLLES CEMETERY WEST AUBURN MARCH 23, 1942, DIED POTTER COUNTY, PA, TOWNSHIP OF ROULETTE. THERE WAS TO BE A DONATION OF $2.00 TO THE PERPETUAL CARE FUND ACCORDING TO HER WILL.  THE PERPETUAL CARE IS FOR THE LAFAYETTE AND DELLA ROBERTS LOT; (HOWEVER AT THIS POINT THERE IS NO CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANYMORE!)

 

ADMINISTRIX  MYRTLE FESSENDEN. 

 

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

ROBERTS, Loretta Josephine and an infant son of G.A. & Ruth ROBERTS, no dates

G.A. Roberts is actually George A Roberts, son of George Washington and Lorinda Eliza Patch Roberts.

 

 

ROBERTS, Nelson C. (Corington)         11 September 1852 - 9 December 1908

 

Montrose Republican
Montrose, PA
February 1908


Editor's Note: Clipping found in the Scrapbooks of Lou Mericle cites this obituary from Montrose in an unidentified local newspaper, likely published in Wyalusing.


Death From Asphyxiation.

The Montrose Republican says Nelson C. Roberts died at his home in Montrose, Wednesday morning, as a result of escaping coal gas.
Sunday night the chimney in the Roberts residence "burned out" and salt and other substances were thrown on the fire.
It is supposed that during the night the gas accumulated as a result and Mr. and Mrs. Roberts were both nearly suffocated while they slept. Mr. Roberts has been an invalid for the past nine years and was unable to recover, despite the efforts of physicians, and did not regain consciousness. While Mrs. Roberts' condition was serious, with some effort she was revived and has entirely recovered.
Mr. Roberts came to Montrose from Silvara, Bradford County, eleven years ago. For several years, he was employed in the quarrying business with L. P. Loomis, having been an expert stone cutter and quarryman. Nine years ago he was stricken with creeping paralysis, which for several years has left him a helpless invalid. During these years he has born his affliction with Christian patience and fortitude, sustained by the loving devotion of his wife, who ministered to his every need and at the same time condcuted a boarding house as a means of gaining a livelihood.
He was born at Beech Grove, September 11, 1852, making him just 56 years of age. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Rifenbury, and one son, Fremont, both of Montrose; also one brother, Eugene Roberts, and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Love and Mrs. F. M. Baldwin of West Auburn.
Prayer was offered at the home on Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock by his pastor, Rev. H. B. Benedict, of the Methodist church, who also conducted the services at the West Auburn church Saturday at 12:30 noon.

 

            His wife Amanda NEWMAN    16 April 1857 - 8 October 1938

Amanda married second to Alex Stevens.

 

Mrs. Alex. Stevens Died Sunday After A Brief Illness

Resident of Montrose for Over Forty Years; Was Ill Two Days.

Mrs. Amanda E. Stevens, aged 83 years, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Londrigan, 38 Cherry street, Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 1938, at five o’clock, Mrs. Stevens was ill but two days. Deceased was one of the town’s best-known residents and had lived here for forty years. She was a daughter of Josiah and Mary Tinney Newman and was born in Williamsport on April 16, 1856. She became a member of the Methodist church when eight years of age and her entire life was symbolic of the finest embodiment of the Christian faith. She was a member of the Montrose Methodist Episcopal church and of the Priscilla class in the Sunday school. She was also a member of Mary Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. Stevens was twice married, her first husband, Nelson Roberts, dying in 1908, and her second husband, Alexander Stevens, dying in 1932. She is survived by her daughter, one son, Fremont Roberts, of Susquehanna; two sisters, Miss Angie Loomis, Easton and Mrs. Ella Kimble, Wilkes-Barre, and two granddaughters, Mrs. J. Melvin Kelly and Miss Helen Roberts, Montrose. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Londrigan residence, her pastor the Rev. Horace E. Weavers, officiating. Interment was in the Beech Grove cemetery. A.H. Bowen was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Montrose Independent October 13, 1938, contributed by Sue Dyson

 

Leo Bolles recorded: AMANDA ELMIRA STEVENS, BURIAL PERMIT ISSUED OCTOBER 10, 1908, BURIED NOON TUESDAY OCTOBER 11

         GRAVE DUG MYSELF, LEO BOLLES AND JOHN BARBER

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

 

 

AMANDA ELMIRA STEVENS, AGE 82 YEARS DIED IN MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA, DECEMBER 9, 1938, BURIED BEECH GROVE, ARTHUR BOWEN UNDERTAKER, OCTOBER 10, 1938 TUESDAY P.M.

 

STEBBINS, George W. (Washington)                27 September 1818 - 13 May 1888

            His wife Mary D.                  9 August 1821 – no date etched (23 DEC 1897)

            daughter Alphia                                        3 June 1842 - 14 March 1875

Alphia married Earl Love June 13, 1867. Earl married second to Mary Jane Roberts another daughter of George and Lorinda Roberts. George W. Stebbins was the son of Israel Johnson and Sylvia Lewis Stebbins. Mary Overfield Gay married in Meshoppen, PA September 01, 1841 to George W, Stebbins. She was the daughter of George and Alphia Blackmar Gay. Leo Bolles recorded the casket of Alphia S. Love was removed October 1, 1907; the certificate to remove was issued the same day.  Her body was removed to the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen where her husband Earl Love (July 27, 1840 - May 28, 1908) would soon be buried.

 

STEBBINS, Harriett E.             Died December 1852; 1 year 6 month 15 days  (daughter of George and Mary Stebbins)

 

Tharp is actually Thorpe

THARP, David                         died 21 February 1886; 77 years 11 months 23 days

 

 

Photo by Mary Jean Williams

 

THARP, Ida                                         October 1880       daughter of B.B. & A.C. THARP

 

THARP, Phebe                         died 20 May 1881; 65 years 9 months 10 days (wife of David)

 

 

 

Photo by Mary Jean Williams

 

THORPE, Burton B. 24 May 1843 - 2 February 1889    GAR 1861-65

            His wife Amanda C. (Bender)   13 July 1848 - 18 July 1930

            (her 2nd husband was A.Q. (Azariah Quimby) Sturdevant buried in the

             Quinby Cemetery Silvara, PA)

            son William H.              10 February 1874 - 11 February 1892

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

 

Leo Bolles recorded the only information regarding her burial:

AMANDA C. STURDEVANT, ISSUED JULY 19, 1930, BURIED MONDAY JULY 21 3:20

Household Record  1880 United States Census 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

 David THORP   Self   M   Male   W   72   NJ   Farmer   NJ   NJ 

 Phoebe THORP   Wife   M   Female   W   64   PA   At Home   NY   NY 

 Burton B. THORP   Son   M   Male   W   37   PA   Farmer   PA   PA 

 Amanda THORP   DauL   M   Female   W   31   PA   Keeping House   PA   PA 

 Phoebe THORP   GDau   S   Female   W   12   PA   Attends School   PA   PA 

 Ida THORP   GDau   S   Female   W   8   PA   Attends School   PA   PA 

 William THORP   GSon   S   Male   W   6   PA   Attends School   PA   PA 

 Annie THORP   GDau   S   Female   W   3   PA      PA   PA 

 Census Place Auburn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

 Family History Library Film   1255196

 NA Film Number   T9-1196

 Page Number   25B 

 

 

TRANSUE, Elias C.                              died 22 March 1866; 33 years  2 months 12 days

His wife was Elizabeth Ann Deremer. She married second to Judson Sturdevant and is buried with him in the Sturdevant Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA.

TRANSUE, Harvey P. Died 13 September 1869; 4 years 9 months 25 days 

(son of E.C. & Elizabeth)

 

Photo by Mary Jean Williams

 

TRANSUE, John C.                              Died 16 September 1881; 90 years 11 month

His wife Jane (Trimble)                         10 April 1801 - 1 July 1884

Jane was the daughter of John and Sarah Welsh Trimble. John was the son of Elias and Catherine Miller Transue.

 

 

 

 

 

Transue photos by Mary Jean Williams

 

 

TRANSUE, Nathaniel T. died 27 December 1863; 39 years 3 months (son of John C. and Jane Transue)

 

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

WHIPPLE, Alonzo, no headstone                 (died 20 December 1894; 75 years, newspaper obit and Leo Bolles data)       His wife was Susan, probably buried here also.

 

1880 census

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's     Birthplace

Alonzo G. WHIPPLE   Self   M   Male   W   62   PA   Farm Laborer   ---   CT 

Susan WHIPPLE   Wife   M   Female   W   56   NJ   Keeping House   NJ   NJ 

Scott WHIPPLE   Son   S   Male   W   9   PA   At School   PA   NJ 

Census Place Tuscarora, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Family History Library Film   1255105

NA Film Number   T9-1105

Page Number   515B

 

 

WHIPPLE, Benajah F. died 22 January 1853; 26 years 5 months 15 days

1850 Auburn census records he was born about 1827 in PA. He is residing in the household of Hiram and Lucinda Avery Whipple as a child.

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

WHIPPLE, Hattie E. died 25 March 1862; 8 months 21 days

            (Daughter of Hiram Jr. and Adelia E.)

There is a fieldstone between Hattie E. WHIPPLE and Nancy WHIPPLE

 

 

WHIPPLE, Hiram died 29 November 1867; 36 years 9 months 4 days

                    Adelia                                   burial certificate issued March 6, 1909

According to a burial list of Leo Bolles his wife Adelia was buried in March 1909 in Bolles Cemetery. Hiram was a son of Hiram and Lucinda Avery Whipple.

 

 

Photo by Carol Brotzman

 

WHIPPLE, Nancy                                died 8 December 1868; 54 years

 

WHITE, ADELIA, Leo Bolles records: Mrs. Adelia White, burial permit issued and buried on December 24, 1920, age 53 years. The death occurred December 22, at the home of Clarence

Fowler.

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE STUBS TO BURIALS ISSUED BY THE

REGISTER KEPT BY LEO BOLLES

I have copies of these stubs and the death certificates please email me with your request and I will share them with family members. carolbrotzman@hotmail.com or brotzmans@epix.net.

 

JOHN PRICE, ISSUED MARCH 5, 1927 BURIED MARCH 6, 3 SUNDAY P.M. 

SYLVIA FULLER JAGGER, ISSUED JUNE 23, 1909 BURIED JUNE 24 AGE 46

ALICE R. LAFRANCE, ISSUED DECEMBER 4, 1909 AGE 74 YEARS

DANIEL M. PHINNEY, ISSUED MAY 6, 1911 BURIED MAY 9 TUESDAY 3:45 P.M.

LAURA CHRISTIAN, ISSUED NOVEMBER 1, 1918 BURIED NOVEMBER 3 SUNDAY 3:15

ADELIA E. WHIPPLE, ISSUED MARCH 6, 1909 

MRS. ADELIA WHITE, BURIED AND ISSUED, DECEMBER 24, 1920 AGE 53 YEARS 

         THE DEATH OCCURRED DECEMBER 22 AT THE HOME OF CLARENCE FOWLER

MARY E. PARKER, ISSUED SEPTEMBER 10, 1911, BURIED SEPTEMBER 11 

GERSHOM B. CRAWFORD ISSUED JUNE 16, 1927, SATURDAY BURIED JUNE 18, 2:30 P.M.

DANIEL C. OR J. JAYNE, ISSUED MAY 4, 1920 3:15 P.M.  MAY 5, 1920

ARMEDA J BROTZMAN, ISSUED APRIL 6, 1907, BURIED APRIL 8, 1907

ORRIN ? GROSE, BURIED MARCH 3, 1918

CHARLES GROSE, ISSUED PERMIT 8-17-1924, BURIED AUGUST 20, 1946 3 P.M. TUESDAY

BERTHA BOLLES, ISSUED OCTOBER 26, 1935, BURIED OCTOBER 29, 1935 3 P.M. TUESDAY

EMMA L MAGEE, ISSUED FEBRUARY 16, 1939, BURIED FEBRUARY 17, 3:30 P.M.

DELLA VINNETTIE ROBERTS, ISSUED MARCH 23 1942, BURIED MARCH 24

A. EVELYN ROBERTS, ISSUED JUNE 2, 1922, BURIED JUNE 2, 4 P.M. SATURDAY

MARTHA JANE ROBERTS, ISSUED JULY 19, 1923, BURIED 3 P.M. JULY 19

L M ROBERTS, ISSUED DECEMBER 21, 1925, BURIED NOON DEC 21

AMANDA C. STURDEVANT, ISSUED JULY 19, 1930, BURIED MONDAY JULY 21 3:20

CHARLES PRICE, ISSUED JULY 5, 1911, BURIED JULY 6

WILLIAM H. CHRISTIAN, ISSUED AUGUST 6, 1912

REMOVAL: ALPHIA (?) S. LOVE OCTOBER 1, 1907 (CERTIFICATE) REMOVED OCT 1, 1907

LUCRETIA BOLLES, AGE 73, ISSUED MARCH 28, 1922, 3:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY MARCH 29 (I would like to note this should be Lucetta Lyon Bolles)

AMANDA ELMIRA STEVENS, ISSUED OCTOBER 10, 1908, BURIED NOON TUESDAY OCTOBER 11

         GRAVE DUG MYSELF LEO BOLLES AND JOHN BARBER

ALONZO M. PARKER, ISSUED MAY 18, 1914, BURIED NOON MAY 19, 1914 AGE 66

MARY E. PRICE, ISSUED FEBRUARY 11, 1922, BURIED 4 P.M. FEBRUARY 13 MONDAY

EMMA OR IRMA L. VANDERWORKER, ISSUED SEPT 17, 1912

         INFANT DAUGHTER BURIED SEPTEMBER 18, 1912

GEORGE BOLLES, ISSUED DECEMBER17, 1918 BURIED THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 1918 AGE 69

 

 

         DIED 5 P.M.  SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 1918

JOSIAH NEWMAN ISSUED OCT 8, 1918, BURIED WEDNESDAY 1 P.M. OCTOBER 9, 1918

MABLE BARBER, STILLBORN ISSUED, APRIL 19, 1922 BRADFORD COUNTY BURIED

         WEDNESDAY P.M. APRIL 19, 1922

JACOB BROTZMAN ISSUED DECEMBER 5, 1910

LORINDA FLYNN ISSUED MAY 6, 1915

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES;

DELLA VINNETTIA ROBERTS, AGE 72 YEARS, FEMALE, DIED MARCH 20, 1942 CHRONIC ENDOCARDITIS, BURIED BOLLES CEMETERY WEST AUBURN MARCH 23, 1942, DIED POTTER COUNTY, PA, TOWNSHIP OF ROULETTE. THERE WAS TO BE A DONATION OF $2.00 TO THE PERPETUAL CARE FUND ACCORDING TO HER WILL.  THE PERPETUAL CARE IS FOR LAFAYETTE AND DELLA ROBERTS; (HOWEVER AT THIS POINT THERE IS NO CEMETERY ASSOCIATION ANYMORE!)

ADMINISTRIX  MYRTLE FESSENDEN. 

 

EMMA L MAGEE, DIED LACEYVILLE, WYOMING COUNTY, PA.  FEBRUARY 15, 1929 AGE 87 YEARS, WHITE FEMALE, INFLUENZA, BURIED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 P.M. BY LEO BOLLES

 

BERTHA BOLLES, DIED LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA. NEWTON TWP., OCTOBER 25, 1935   WHITE FEMALE, AGE 52 YEARS, BURIED BOLLES CEMETERY, B. O. SHELDON UNDERTAKER, OCTOBER 29, 1935, TUESDAY P.M.

 

A. EUGENE ROBERTS, DIED SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA, AUBURN TWP. MAY 31, 1928 AGE 81 YEARS, WHITE MALE, ENYSILILAS BOLLES OR BEECH GROVE CEMETERY B. O. SHELDON UNDERTAKER, JUNE 2, 1928 4 P.M.

 

AMANDA ELMIRA STEVENS, AGE 82 YEARS DIED MONTROSE SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA, DECEMBER 9, 1938, BURIED BEECH GROVE, ARTHUR BOWEN UNDERTAKER, OCTOBER 10, 1938 TUESDAY P.M.

 

MRS. ELIZABETH MAAS, DIED LACKAWANNA COUNTY, RANSOM TWP., MARCH 11, 1950, FEMALE AGE 83 YEARS, DIED OF ARTHASCLERASIS (spelling as recorded), BURIED BOLLES CEME­TERY MARCH 4, 1950, 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY MARCH 15, 1950, CLERGY REV. MAURICE A GUNN OF CLARKS SUMMIT 

 

SOLOMON B PARKER, DIED BROOME CO NEW YORK BINGHAMTON STATE HOSPI­TAL, WHITE MALE WIDOWER, BORN AT BEECH GROVE, PA., DIED OF  CHRONIC MYOCARDITIS, BURIED WEST AUBURN  OCTOBER 31, 1946  AGE 75 YEARS  5 MONTHS  29 DAYS

 

 

CHARLES GROSE, AGE 62 DIED IN BRADFORD COUNTY SAYRE, PA. AGE 62, MALE, WHITE, CEREBRAL THROMBOSIS, BOLLES CEMETERY   AUGUST 17, 1946  (JERSEY HILL CEMETERY CROSSED OUT, MAYBE HE WAS TO GO THERE FIRST? BURIED 3 P.M. TUESDAY BY LEO BOLLES, GRAVE DUG BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN OR CHAMPLUVIER (HARD TO READ) AND WILL CROWN (MUST MEAN CROWN GRAVE LATER), REV. REEVES HAVENS WAS THE CLERGY, B. O.  SHELDON UNDERTAKER, VAULT BY RALPH WHITE OF NICHOLS, NY

 

MABLE R. VANDERWORKER, MARRIED, DIED BROOME COUNTY, NEW YORK JANUARY 20, 1939 BURIED BOLLES CEMETERY, AGE 63 YEARS 10 MONTHS 12 DAYS, RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE, DIED JOHNSON CITY, BURIED JANUARY 22, 1939, WHITE FEMALE, ANOTHER PIECE OF PAPER STATES SHE WAS BORN WEST AUBURN AS MABLE MAGEE FEBRUARY 28, 1874, MARRIED JUNE 29, 1904 TO JACOB J. VANDERWORK­ER.  SHE WAS 63 YEARS 10 MONTHS AND 12 DAYS OLD WHEN SHE PASSED AT JOHNSON CITY NEW YORK OF RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE JAN 20, 1939.

 

PERMIT FOR BURIAL OR DISPOSITION OF BODY OF MAUDE BARBER OCTOBER 12, 1956, DIED OF CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH 3-MONTH ILLNESS, WHITE FEMALE, DIED AGE 71 YEARS, BURIAL OF BODY, BRYCE SHELDON UNDERTAKER, OCTOBER 15, 1956

 

A LETTER TO MR. BOLLES; FROM SYLVIA VOSBURG OF SKINNERS EDDY SEPTEMBER 1946;

SHE HAS FOUND THAT HER GRANDFATHER CHARLES GROSE SR DIED DECEMBER 13, 1907 AND WAS BURIED DEC 16, 1907 (ON THE BOTTOM IN LEO’S HANDWRITING:  MRS. ANNA (CHARLES) GROSE BURIED MARCH 3, 1918)

CHARLES GROSE BURIED AUG 20, 1946 AGE 62 YEARS

 

ON AN ENVELOPE

MISS E. R. AVERY OF SPRINGVILLE DISTRICT REG. WROTE TO HER NOVEMBER 20, 1946 ABOUT RETURNING DEATH CERTIFICATES. SHE ANSWERS HIM ON THE BACK OF SAID LETTER:  IT DOESN’T MATTER, THEY ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE REGISTER IN YOUR TOWNSHIP, NOT ME I AM IN DIMMOCK.

 

A LIST OF PEOPLE PAYING FOR CEMETERY LOTS I SUSPECT; SEPARATE SHEETS

N. N. BROTZMAN 18X16 $5.00                  

A. M. PARKER                   $5.00               DIED AGE 66 YEARS MAY 16, 1914

E. S. PHINNEY                   $3.00               DIED AGE 65 YEARS FEBRUARY 11, 1942

ELMER WHIPPLE 10X16  $5.00               DIED AGE 78YEARS AUGUST 8, 1941

M. H. CHRISTIAN 10X16  $5.00               DIED FEBRUARY 1929

HARRY CHRISTIAN         $5.00                DIED NOVEMBER 1, 1944

C. S. CHRISTIAN               $5.00                 DIED FEBRUARY 8, 1935

 

ANNA L. BOLLES, WIDOW OF ROBERT BOLLES, SON OF LEO BOLLES RETOLD TO MYSELF CAROL BROTZMAN AUG 22, 1999 THAT THERE ARE TWO GRAVES LEFT IN THE BOLLES LOT, HOWEVER THEY ARE NOT ADJACENT. 

 

 

ANOTHER LIST OF BURIALS ON THE SAME PAPER;

G. W. BOLLES BURIED DECEMBER 19, 1918 AGE 69

ARMEDIA BROTZMAN BURIED APRIL 8, 1907

JACOB BROTZMAN BURIED OCTOBER 8, 1910 (I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE HIS OBIT STATES OCTOBER7)

WM. CHRISTIAN AUGUST 1912

LAURA CHRISTIAN NOVEMVER 3, 1918

LORINDA FLYNN JULY 1915

MRS. (MAYBE ANNA) CHARLES GROSE MARCH 3, 1918

ALICE R. LAFRANCE DECEMBER 1909

JOSIAH NEWMAN OCTOBER 9, 1918

LYDIA F JAGGAR JUNE 24, 1909

LUTHER JAGGAR JULY 8, 1904

CHARLES PRICE JULY 6, 1911

ALONZO PARKER MAY 19, 1914

MARY E PARKER SEPT 11, 1911

WM. PHINNEY 1901

SARAH PHINNEY MAY 9, 1911

ADELIA WHIPPLE MARCH 1909

EMMA VANDERWORKER (CHILD) SEPT 18, 1912

JOSHUA PRICE MARCH 6, 1927 AGE 73 YEARS

MRS. ELLEN (GREEN) CRAWFORD NOV 3, 1917 

GERSHOM B. CRAWFORD JUNE 18, 1927 AGE 86

EUGENE A. ROBERTS JUNE 2, 1928

MARTHA ROBERTS JULY 1923

 

ON THE BACK

CHARLES GROSE SR. DIED DECEMBER 13, 1907, BURIED 16TH

AMANDA THORPE DIED JULY 1930

BERTHA E BOLLES OCT 25, 1935    AGE 52

AMANDA ELMIRA STEVENS DIED OCT 9, 1938    AGE 82

MABLE R VANDERWORKER JAN 20, 1939 AGE 63

EMMA L MAGEE FEB 15, 1939 AGE 87 YEARS

DELLA VINETTE ROBERTS MARCH 20, 1942 AGE 72

CHARLES GROSE DIED AUGUST 16, 1946 AGE 62

SOLOMON B. PARKER DIED OCTOBER 28, 1946 AGE 75

ELIZABETH GROSE MAAS DIED MARCH 11, 1950 AGE 53,

 

FROM A DIARY OF LEO BOLLES: MRS CHARLES BROTZMAN'S BODY WAS RE­MOVED FROM THE BOLLES CEMETERY TO THE LACEY STREET CEMETERY AFTER BEING BURIED 37 YEARS, NOVEMBER 11, 1935.

 

VET CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY N. C. BENNETT CERTIFYING LEO BOLLES HERD OF 10 COWS NOVEMBER 6, 1931, THEY ARE HEALTHY

 

 

 

A photo of Bolles Cemetery, July 2002 by Mary Ellen Brotzman

 

I would like to thank Don Wilsey, Clayton MaGee, Angeline Hunter, Mary Jean Williams, Suzanne La France, Judith Wilkins and Sue Dyson for contributing to this page.

Carol Brotzman, May 2006

 

 

POEM

 About Leo Bolles' beloved West Auburn, PA

 

WEST AUBURN OLD HOME DAY JUNE 22, 1940
by CARRIE COGSWELL ROHRER

 


Carrie Cogswell
Mansfield Normal School Album
1889

Photo Contributed by Carol Brotzman
Source: Bonnie Miller

Carrie Cogswell was the teacher at the Bolles school in 1887. She was the daughter of Jarvis Batles Cogswell and Caroline "Carrie" Louisa James. She was born in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA on November 03, 1867. She passed away November 14, 1952 in Sharon, PA. Carrie was married September 27, 1900 in West Auburn, Susquehanna County, PA to Martin B. Rohrer. He was the son of Christian Rohrer and Emma Maria Buckwalter.

 

I'M GOING BACK TO THE OLD HOME TOWN,

TO THE FRIENDS WHERE LONG AGO,

WHERE THE TUSCARORA WINDS ALONG AND WILD FLOWERS GROW,

WHERE WE LOVED TO FISH IN THE KINNEY POND,

OR DOWN BY OLD ROBERTS MILL,

WHEN WE ALL BELONGED TO THE BAREFOOT GROUP,

AS WE WANDERED O'ER DALE AND HILL.

THE DEVIL'S HALF ACRE WAS ONE OF OUR HAUNTS,

AND WE LOVED THAT ROCKY PLACE,

I'VE OFTEN WISHED, AS THE YEARS FLEW BY,

WE COULD KEEP IN THAT SMALL PLACE

OUR DISSIPATIONS WERE SINGING SCHOOL,

AND A SLEIGH RIDE NOW AND THEN.

AN  OYSTER SUPPER WAS SUCH A TREAT AND A SPELLING BEE THRILLS  US AGAIN.

AND SOMETIMES WE DREW A BIG BOB SLED

TO THE TOP OF OLD JAMES HILL

WE ALL PILED IN, AND LUCKY WE WERE, IF WE  FINISHED  WITHOUT  A SPILL

AND I'LL NEVER FORGET OUR CHRISTMAS TREES

AND HOW LOVELY HOPES WOULD FADE

WHEN THE LOVELY DOLL WITH CURLY HAIR, WENT TO SOME OTHER MAID

THE LACEY STORE WAS A MEETING PLACE

I THOUGHT IT FINE AND DANDY

WHEN I WAS SENT FOR GROCERIES AND GIVEN AN EGGS WORTH OF CANDY

THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE COULD TELL GREAT TALES

AND WE LOVED THIS CHURCH NO END

AND NEIGHBORS STOOD READY DAY OR NIGHT, TO COME TO THE AID OF A FRIEND.

WEST AUBURN KNEW NO MOTOR CARS, PHONES, MOVIES, OR RADIO.

AND THE HORSES PLOUGHED THRU THE HEAVY MUD,

WITH A GAIT THAT WAS SURE BUT SLOW.

THE OLD GROUP HAS GATHERED HERE AND THERE.

AND SOME HAVE WANDERED FAR,

AND SO MANY NEAR AND DEAR TO US HAVE PEACEFULLY  "CROSSED THE BAR."

BUT TO US THEY HAVE LEFT A HERITAGE

OF COURAGE AND FAITH AND LOVE,

OF HIGH IDEALS AND SACRIFICE

ALL WEALTH AND FAME ABOVE.

AND OUR IS THE DUTY TO CARRY ON, THEIR MEMORIES TO NEVER MAR

TO SERVE AS THEY SERVED, AND BRIGHTEN EACH DAY

THE CORNER WERE WE ARE

 

 

The Devils Half Acres on Yonker Hill,

West Auburn, Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, PA

 

There are more photos of West Auburn, PA. which belonged to Leo Bolles that can be found on the following link for the descendents of Conrad Hoffmann, even photographs of Leo and Ella Crawford Bolles are there.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/sullivancountyfolk/scf1/hoffman/Hoffmann.htm

Mary Jean Williams has many photos belonging to Leo Bolles posted throughout her wonderful Susquehanna County website, please check them out at the website “From Cemetery to tree”  http://home.stny.rr.com/brown/

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