Descendants of John T. Wilcox
by Ronald J. Porter
Roanoke, VA



John T. Wilcox
Grave Marker
Porter Cemetery
Shunk, PA

Photo contributed by Bill Brenchley

In the late 1970’s I began researching the ancestry of my father, Warren LeRoy Porter, and discovered that his parents were related through 2 children of William Porter and Hannah Wilcox.  It was my intention to record as many descendants as I could from Latney Day Porter and Amy (Porter) Shadduck.  I had recorded a great deal of information on the descendants of John T. Wilcox, intending to make the Wilcox family a supplement to the PORTER FAMILY HISTORY.  After receiving requests for information on the Porter and Shadduck families * from various family members through telephone calls and e-mails, I compiled the following using Family Tree Maker 2005© and have submitted this to Bob Sweeney for inserting on the Sullivan County, PA website.  These are a couple of changes made to the actual report printed out.  “Dr.” John’s ancestral fathers will only be listed below.  The succeeding generations will only go as far as John in the ancestral line but the generation numbers will be consistent.  The last change pertains to state abbreviations in newspaper articles.  I changed all to conform to the postal abbreviations used today.

-- R.J. Porter (10 Sep 2005).
* Editor's Note: You can see a color photo of the Shadduck Family Reunion 2009 participants, courtesy of Bill Brenchley. The family is still going strong in the modern era.

 


The Shadduck Family History
First Paragraph
by Matilda Aramenta Fanning
July 24, 1908
Elmira, NY

Photo contributed by Ronald J. Porter

Generation No. 1

      1.  Dr. John T.7 Wilcox  (Josiah6, Samuel5 Wilcoxson, Joseph4, William3, James2, William1) was born 04 Oct 1756 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT **, and died 1860 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Marjorie-Deborah Day 1780, daughter of John Day and Nancy ______.  She was born about 1759 in Stephenstown, Dutchess Co., NY, and died abt. 1825 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

** Editor's Note:In December 2006, Phillip Bedient sent the following information to the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page that bears on the origins of John Wilcox and his family:

I recently discovered your genealogy of the family of John T. Wilcox on the Sullivan Co., PA web site, while searching for a John Wilcox who was a brother of my ancestor Susanna Wilcox Wheaton. Susanna (1761-1825) was married to William Wheaton (1757-1847) prior to the birth of their first child Samuel (1781-1848). William and Susanna raised their family of 12 children in Westerlo, Albany Co., NY.

For several years, I have known that Susanna was the daughter of an unknown Wilcox father and his wife Hannah Culion. I also have known that Hannah Culion had three Wilcox children: Susanna, John and Nathan. I have a large collection of data on the descendants of Susanna and her husband William Wheaton, but have had little information about Susanna's father or her two Wilcox brothers. From a letter written in 1843, I learned that the father of these three children died when the children were quite young and the widow, Hannah Culion, was living in Pawling, Dutchess Co., NY, when she married Gideon Stephens (1745-1806). Shortly thereafter, this Stephens couple, together with Hannah's three Wilcox children, moved to New Lebanon, NY, then in Albany Co. but now in Columbia Co., where Gideon was a Baptist preacher. Hannah and Gideon had a large family of Stephens children and moved again to the town of Coeymans in Albany Co. where both Hannah and Gideon died and were buried.

In the 1843 letter mentioned above, I also learned that, in 1843, Hannah Culion's son John Wilcox was living in PA, and the son Nathan was living in Pawling, Dutchess Co. That is why I was searching for the John Wilcox of PA and found him on your page! It is abundantly clear that your Dr. John T. Wilcox was the sister of my ancestor Susanna Wilcox Wheaton. My data explains why your John T. Wilcox in 1777 stated in his pension application: "I then resided in Stevenstown---being then at work there, but my home was as I considered, at New Lebanon, in the family of Gideon Stephens Esq." Gideon's wife Hannah was John's mother!

That leaves us both with very new and intriguing problems. In my search for the "unknown Wilcox" father of my ancestor Susanna Wilcox Wheaton, I had studied in some detail the Wilcox families of Dutchess Co. without finding a suitable candidate for Susanna's father. I was aware of Josiah's children, including his son Eliab, and had a feeling that somehow they must have had some connection to my Susanna. In your genealogy, you briefly state that John T. was a son of Josiah. It is my understanding that the wife of Josiah and the mother of his children that were born in Killingworth, CT was named Keziah. I am also aware that Josiah later removed to the Beekman Precinct (later Pawling, and still later Dover). If John was the son of Josiah, then Keziah must have died and Josiah must have married Hannah Culion prior to the birth of John, Susanna and Nathan. That is possible, but that is purely speculation on my part.

My question for you is this? What information do you have that lead you to state that Josiah was the father of John? Is the new information that Hannah Culion was the mother of John compatible with your former conclusions? I hope to be able to find more information about the death of Josiah to see if he left a widow Hannah or if he left infant children named John, Susanna, and Nathan.

Phillip Bedient
Dalton, MA

Notes for Dr. John T. Wilcox:

NOTE ON RESEARCH OF R. J. PORTER and RAYOLA SODERQUIST; ca. 1983:

During her early research, Rayola had discovered that there may have been a reading error of the birth year on the original grave marker for "Dr." John.  During the processing of his pension, of which he received a small amount, the numbers had been reversed.  The family he had resided with after returning from the war, the Stevens', made notarized statements in John's behalf to the Pensioner's Office giving 1765 as the year of birth.  But John stated to the census taker during the 1860 enumeration of Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA that he was 104 (1756).  The DAR took the "notarized dates" received by the Pension Office and used it in earlier editions of the DAR LINEAGE BOOKS.  After more in depth research by their staff, as well as queries from contributors, the DAR realized the error, correcting it when they erected the marker on John's grave.  This misinterpretation had caused much difficulty in researching John's parents.  Previous researchers had used the year found on the original grave marker "as fact", and connected John to his brother Eliab's family.  Ironically, Eliab had a child, John, born in 1765 and at the time, there were no further records found pertaining to this second John.  But with the release of the federal census, this John's family has been found in Cayuga Co., NY.

 

Transcription of letter by Dr. John Wilcox during the application for his pension (National Archives):

State of New York: Albany County.

On this twenty-third day of November, 1835, personally appeared in open court before the Justice Court of the city of Albany, the same being a court of records, now sitting, John Wilcox, of the town of Coeymans, in said county, age 79 years, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.

 

I entered the service of the United States under the following named officers.  I served, as hereinafter stated.  In the year 1776, I resided at New Lebanon, then Albany County, now Columbia County, in the month of June of that year.  I was called into the service as a private, in the company of militia, commanded by Captain Fitch, of Colonel Whiting's Regiment.  In the forepart of the month, as near as I can recollect, we marched from New Lebanon to Greenbush and Albany, and from thence to Fort George, where we were stationed, from thence to Fort Edward, and from thence to Half Way Brook, and back to Fort Edward, then to a place called Snootskill, a little below Fort Edward, and then to another little station, lower down, called Mosey's Creek, and from thence to Saratoga.  I served with said company under Colonel Fitch, Lieutenant John Gillette, at several places last mentioned from June until the month of October following, when we were discharged and returned home.  I think we returned home about the fifteenth or twentieth of October, after having served as a private in said company, said tour, not less than four months and a half.  General Skuyler commanded the army, in the period above referred to.

 

The second time, in the year 1777, being the year that Burgoyne was taken, I am again called into the service, in a company commanded by Captain Bebee and Lieutenant Munsey, in Colonel Baldwin's Regiment and militia.  I then resided in Stevenstown, then Albany, now Rensaleer County, being then at work there, but my home was as I considered, at New Lebanon, in the family of Gideon Stevens Esq.  It was in the Fall of the year when I was called into the service, at the last above stated.  But I do not recollect the month.  I went with my company to Saratoga, and was stationed part of the time at, and in the neighborhood of Beemis Heights.  I was with the American army at the time of the surrender of Burgoyne.  Whilst we were there, we had an engagement with a party of Indians and Tories not far from a place called Snootskill.  In that engagement, Lieutenant Munsey was mortally wounded by a ball which entered his body just above his hips.  I saw him fall, and helped carry him off the ground.  He died a few hours afterward.  I also recollect a private in our company named Reuben King, who lost his arm in the same action, on this same day, also one Jarvis belonging to our company, who had lost his eye, shot out in the same action.  I do not know whether said King and Jarvis are now living or not.  I received two wounds in the same action, one wound a little above my left knee, and one in the back part of my head, both from musket balls, the scars of which wounds are now both visible.  We did not return home from this town until after the taking of Burgoyne.  I am not able to state the certainty of the length of time I was engaged in this last mentioned town, but I believe it was not less than two months, as a private in said Bebee's Company.

 

Third, in the year that Cobleskille was burned, the year that I do not remember, I was again called into service as a private, in the company of militia belonging to the town of Stevenstown where I was at that time, working.  I have forgotten the names of the officers, and of the company, but I remember we marched to Albany; then joined several companies and militia.  Do not recollect the name of our commanding officer, but I well remember we marched to Schoharie, and we were stationed at the Stone Church, which was then called a fort.  We arrived there after Cobleskille was set on fire, and whilst it was yet burning, we were engaged in scouting parties between the Indians, and protecting the inhabitants.  Whilst I was stationed at said Stone Church, one Captain Murphy who was an active Partisan officer, returned to that place from an expedition against a party of Indians who had taken a number of prisoners, and were carrying them off when they were rescued and brought back by said Murphy and his men.  I was engaged in this town as a private not less than three weeks.

 

The fourth time, in the year following the capture of Burgoyne, I was engaged in a tour of duty as private, in the company of militia, belonging to Pittstown, then in Albany, now Renseler County.  I think it was in the Fall, but I cannot state the month, but we were now to go and march to Fort Edward, and kept Garrison there about three weeks, and were then discharged.  I do not recollect the names of the officers of my company, but I remember there were several companies from Vermont.

 

WILCOX FAMILY HERITAGE; by Ruth Ross Leaycraft (1984) (descendant of Charles, son of John D. and grandson of John T. Wilcox.)

John D. Wilcox was a brother to Hannah Wilcox, and a son of Dr. John Wilcox.  The story goes that the first account of Wilcox that definitely ties in with our family is John T., whom we call Dr. John.  His affidavit on file for his Revolutionary pension can be found in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

 

John T. Wilcox was born October 4, 1756, in Dover, Dutchess County, New York.  Today there is only a town called Dover Plains in Dutchess County.  It is located southeast of Albany, on the Connecticut border.  Between 1773 and 1779, he made his home with Gideon Stevens, in New Lebanon, Albany County, which is now Columbia County, and during this period, worked in Stevens Town.  When the colonies rebelled against England, he was true to the causes of this new land, and helped fight for its independence.  During the war he served four enlistments, and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne.  His first call into service was in the year 1776.  In June of that year he was mustered into the militia as a private in a company commanded by Captain Fitch, in Colonel Whitings Regiment.  As near as he could recollect, they marched from New Lebanon to Fort George, where they were stationed for a spell.  (His company then marched) on to Fort Edward, stopping off for a short time in Snootkill, in Mosey's Creek.  In October of that year he was discharged and returned home.

 

In 1777, he enlisted the second time while living in the home of Gideon Stevens, and working in Stevens Town.  This time in the company commanded by Captain Jose Bebee, Lieutenant Munsey, in Colonel Baldwin's Regiment.  This was the Fall of the year, and he was with the American army at the time of the surrender of Burgoyne.  It was at this time that his company had a skirmish with (Joseph Brant's nefarious gang) of Indians and Tories, not far from Snootkill.  John's commanding officer, Lt. Munsey was mortally wounded, and died a few hours later.  His company retreated, and in the  tumult and smoke, John lagged behind, firing until he had only one charge left, and that in his gun.  As he started to overtake his comrades, three Indians jumped from behind some logs.  He shot one, but the other two shot him, wounding him above the knee and in the head.  He was able to reach his company in spite of his wounds.  Two of the Indians were shot down, one only a gun rod's length behind him.  He had the scars from these wounds throughout his life.  He remembered a Reuben King losing his arm in the same action that day.  He never entirely recovered from the leg wound, thus being entitled to a pension.  On that same expedition he helped care for the wounded, being as he said "from a family of natural doctors".  It may have been when John returned after the Battle of Saratoga that he told the Stevens family about taking care of the sick or wounded comrades.  In later years he was generally known as "Dr. John" and was often called upon in all illnesses and accidents. 

 

John's third call into service was in the year that Cobleskill was burned.  At this time they marched to Schoharie, and were stationed at the Stone Church, which is now a museum, then called a fort.  They were engaged in scouting parties, watching the Indians, and protecting the inhabitants of the burning town.

 

The fourth and final time that John recalls his service in the Revolutionary War, was the year following Burgoyne's capture, this time from Pittstown, and they marched to Fort Edward, and kept Garrison there for three weeks, and was then discharged. 

 

In 1779, he married Deborah Day, and they became the parents of ten children.  The first U.S. Census of 1790 lists him as living in Stevenstown, Albany Co., NY, with his wife, two sons, Nathan and Samuel, and two daughters, Amy and Hannah.  We cannot find them in the 1800 Census, because during this period of time, he must have moved about.  He lived in Petersburg, Rensselaer, as well as Stephenstown, and New Lebanon.  About 1805, he was living in Middleburgh, and according to his statement, his house burned, and he lost the family Bible, including all other records he may have had.  So years later when he applied for his pension, he had to rely on his own memory, and that of his friends.  The 1810 census for the town of Broome, in Schoharie Co., NY, states John Wilcox and wife, over forty-five, three sons under twenty-six, three daughters between ten and fifteen, and one daughter under ten.  Evidently, some of the children had either moved away or had died.  The 1820 Census lists him as over forty-five, engaged in agriculture, living in the Elkland Township, Lycoming Co., PA.  Sullivan County was a part of Lycoming County at this time.  Here his name appears frequently in land records, first in 1831, buying one hundred acres from the estate of William Calwagger for one dollar.  In 1833, he sold some property to John Ellis, and in 1841, he sold land to his own son, John D.  The 1830 Census stated that he is over seventy, but under eighty, still living in Elkland Township.  On June 7, 1832, Congress passed an Act allowing veterans from the Revolutionary War a pension, and John, now 79 years of age, applies for one.  It is during this time that he visited Nathan and Archibald Stevens, sons of Gideon, in Coeymans, NY, where Nathan was a postmaster.  They were young boys at the time of the war, and they now came to offer help in applying for his pension, since he cannot find his discharge papers, if he ever had them.  Archibald signs affidavits describing service during the war.  Archibald recalls his mother caring for John in times between enlistments when John was sick.  He recalls an Asa King, father of Reuben, who had lost his arm, stopping by at his father's house, to inquire about the health of said John.  Asa owned a store and wanted Wilcox to take anything he needed, since Wilcox had been a good soldier and fought well.  But after writing several letters, John did not follow up his application, so he never did receive his full pension.  The 1840 Census shows him the only eighty to ninety year old living in Elkland.  The 1850 federal census for Shunk lists him as "doctor".  (His medical kit was possessed by one of Charles Wilcox' children for many years and is now in the Sullivan County Historical Society museum.)   Soon after the death of his wife, he moved to Sullivan Co., PA following his son John, who had procured many large tracts of virgin forests.  "Dr." John also accumulated a substantial amount of land and his name appears frequently in the land records of Fox Township (then part of Lycoming, the records located at Williamsport) and of Bradford County.   In the Spring of 1860, while living with his son, John D., he died at the age of 104.  It's said he built his own coffin for his death, had the undertaker store it, and made all arrangements for his own funeral.  He is buried in the Porter Cemetery of Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, where his grave is marked by a marble block and a bronze plaque, showing his Revolutionary War service.  There is no marking of the location of this cemetery on township maps.  It is about two miles, on the right hand side of the middle road, going out of Shunk.  It cannot be seen from the road, as it is in a field beyond a wooded area on property once owned by Harold Moody.

Editor's Note: You can learn more about the burials at the Porter Cemetery, which is actually in Shunk, PA, in the Churches and Cemeteries section of this web site. Here is a photo taken of the secluded old burial ground in June 2008 by Bill Brenchley:



Porter Cemetery
Marker for John T. Wilcox
Assorted Field Stones and Broken Markers
Shunk, PA
June 2008

Photo contributed by Bill Brenchley

 

John spent most of his early years in and around Schoharie County.  The skirmish, known as the Battle of Cobleskill, which John participated in, is briefly described in A HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY; Marion F. Noyes, ed. (c. 1964), pg. 22:

"At the outbreak of the Revolution there were about 20 families living on the Cobleskill Flats, one being George Warner for whom Warnerville is named.  In the latter part of May 1778, while the Schoharie forts were still under construction, scouts discovered signs of Indians on West Creek.  Capt. Christian Brown sent word to Middleburgh and Capt. Samuel Patrick was sent with a company of 30 to 40 "regulars".  Brown and Patrick, with their combined force of less than 60 men, moved on to the Warner home where they discovered Indians skulking about.  Although Brown feared an ambush, Patrick gave the order to follow the Indians.  Near the Cobleskill Creek the number of Indians increased and the enemy began to fire from behind trees.  Several men were lost including Patrick.  The settlers, hearing the shots, hid in the woods or fled to Schoharie.  Brown ordered a retreat.  As they passed the Warner house five men stayed to hold back the Indians and give the others a chance to escape.  When the Indians could not drive them back, they set fire to the house.  Three men died in the burning building.  The other two tried to escape.  One was shot and the other was captured and killed.  That day the Americans' total loss was 22 killed, 9 wounded and 2 taken prisoners.  The Warner house was the first one in the Schoharie Settlements to be burned by the Indians, but 20 other buildings including 10 houses were burned that same day.  The destruction of Cobleskill caused General Washington to increase the defense of the settlements.  The 4th Pennsylvania Regiment and four companies of Morgan's sharp shooters were sent to Schoharie.  One of these companies was commanded by Lt. Thomas Boyd and to it belonged two of the most famous foot soldiers of the Revolution, Timothy Murphy and David Eelerson."

 

New York SUNDAY NEWS; 10 Nov 1957 ed., pg. 48; "Meet the Family"

The following article was headed by a photograph showing 130 attendants at the first annual Wilcox family reunion of 1897.  The group was posed around the chimney of the old Wilcox homestead in Shunk.  Photos taken at the 1957 gathering identified Sarah Bedford, age 91 and Charles Kunzmann, 82, as the oldest members, who had also attended the first reunion in 1897.  Another picture showed Nancy Kelly of Elmira, NY (age about 10), giving the signal to "attack the feedbag".  She was wearing a T-shirt which read "Wilcox Camp - Shunk, Pa".

 

"When the descendants of Dr. John R. Wilcox get together for a reunion, it's not just a get-together.  It's a convention.  The clan numbers more than 200 and is scattered all over the country, but when meeting time rolls around, most members make it to the historic family site at Shunk, Pa.  This year the 60th annual reunion was held Friday August 30, but as usual, many of the pilgrims arrived the previous Monday.  Headquarters was a two-story cinder block cabin which stands near the site of the original Wilcox home, built in Revolutionary times.  Some of the folks slept in the cabin but the hardier souls pitched tents and made their beds of straw.  Despite the size of the gathering, there was little confusion.  Everyone had a job to do and did it.  The mothers prepared the chow, the girls washed the dishes, the boys got water and the men cut firewood.  At week's end, it was a tired but satisfied crew that headed home.  They had recorded all the births, marriages and deaths in the previous year and exchanged enough family gossip to afford topics of conversation till the next years reunion."

 

Today the descendants of "Dr." John T. Wilcox who trace their ancestry to Fox Township and the surrounding area of Sullivan County, number in the thousands.  Few are still living in the home county, the others having scattered throughout the U.S.  Every year since 1898, members of the clan gather for an annual reunion of the Wilcox Association, at the Wilcox Grove near Shunk, PA, on the last Friday in August.  Recent reunions have had descendants numbering 100-200 strong, coming from FL, OH, MD, VA, UT and nearby NY to join their relatives from Sullivan County, PA.

 

More About Dr. John T. Wilcox:

Burial: 1860, Hennebury Cem., Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA (old Harold Moody farm)

     

Children of John Wilcox and Marjorie-Deborah Day are:

+   2         i.     Nancy8 Wilcox, born 1780 in Dover, Dutchess Co., NY; died Aft. 1840 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   3        ii.     Hannah Wilcox, born 1782 in Stephensville, Albany Co., NY; died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY.

+   4       iii.     Nathan Wilcox, born 1784 in Albany Co., NY; died Aft. 1870 in prob. Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     5       iv.     Samuel Wilcox, born 1789 in Albany Co., NY.

     6        v.     Gideon Wilcox, born 16 Aug 1792 in Albany Co., NY.  He married Elizabeth Austin abt. 1814; born abt. 1795 in NY.

+   7       vi.     John Day Wilcox, born 14 Oct 1794 in Dover, Dutchess Co., NY; died 28 Mar 1866 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     8      vii.     Chloe Wilcox, born 1795 in Dover, Dutchess Co., NY.

     9     viii.     Susan Wilcox, born 1797 in Dover, Dutchess Co., NY.

     10     ix.     Amy Wilcox, born 1799 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY.

+   11      x.     Mary Wilcox, born 22 Apr 1804 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY; died 30 Jun 1885 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY.

 

Generation No. 2

      2.  Nancy8 Wilcox (John T.7) was born 1780 in Dover, Dutchess Co., NY, and died Aft. 1840 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married (1) Francis Boyles abt. 1799.  He was born abt. 1775 in Ireland, and died Bet. 1835 - 1840 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.  She married (2) ______ Hardie abt. 1841. 

 

Notes for Nancy Wilcox:

Harry M. Greene's HISTORIC HODGE-PODGE:

Another daughter of Dr. John Wilcox was Nancy, who married Francis Boyle, and came to Fox in about 1820 or 1821.  They had two sons, one of whom, Charles, born in 1825, lived in Elkland, near Lincoln Falls.  Charles inherited the doctor's instruments, including medical scales, which probably belonged first to his grandfather, Dr. John Wilcox.

     

Children of Nancy Wilcox and Francis Boyles are:

+   12       i.     John9 Boyles, born 1801 in Lycoming Co., PA.

     13      ii.     ______ Boyles, born abt. 1803 in Lycoming Co., PA.

+   14     iii.     Hugh Boyles, born 1804 in Lycoming Co., PA.

     15     iv.     ______ Boyles, born abt. 1806 in Lycoming Co., PA.

     16      v.     Charles Boyles, born 16 Mar 1808 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died May 1808 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Charles Boyles:

Burial: May 1808, Mullan-Pardoe Cem., Eldredsville, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     17     vi.     ______ Boyles, born Bet. 1820 - 1825 in Lycoming Co., PA.

     18    vii.     Francis Boyles, born 1822 in Lycoming Co., PA.

+   19   viii.     Esq. Charles M. Boyles, born 24 Mar 1824 in Lycoming Co., PA; died 03 Oct 1909 in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA.

     20     ix.     Susan Ann Boyles, born 28 Jul 1828 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 27 Jul 1832 in Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Susan Ann Boyles:

Burial: 29 Jul 1832, Mullan-Pardoe Cem., Eldredsville, Sullivan Co., PA

      3.  Hannah8 Wilcox (John T.7) was born 1782 in Stephensville, Albany Co., NY, and died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY.  She married William Porter 1798 in Dutchess Co., NY, son of David Porter and Margaret Olmsted.  He was born 1781 in Dutchess Co., NY, and died Aft. 01 Apr 1860 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY.

 

Notes for Hannah Wilcox:

Harry M. Greene's HISTORIC HODGE-PODGE:

Dr. John Wilcox' daughter, Hannah, married William Porter, a prosperous farmer, in the township of Broome in Schoharie County, New York.  Of their thirteen children, two were pioneer settlers in Fox; Amy Porter Shadduck and Latney Day Porter.

 

More About William Porter:

Estate Values: 1850, Real - $1000

Occupation: Bet. 1800 - 1860, farmer

Property: 1854, Farm shown on map of Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY; deeded 64 acres to son Daniel on 1 Apr 1861

Residence 1: Bet. 1810 - 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY (1850 cen. HH #899)

Residence 2: 1800, Coeymans, Albany Co., NY

     

Children of Hannah Wilcox and William Porter are:

+   21       i.     David E.9 Porter, born Mar 1799 in Coeymans, Albany Co., NY; died 08 Dec 1879 in Sidney Center, Otsego Co., NY.

+   22      ii.     Ruth Hannah Porter, born 11 Jun 1801 in Coeymans, Albany Co., NY; died 21 Mar 1886 in Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY.

     23     iii.     John Wilcox Porter, born abt. 1803 in Coeymans, Albany Co., NY; died 29 Sep 1893 in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY.  He married (1) ______ ______ 1824 in Schoharie Co., NY; died abt. 1837.  He married (2) Deborah ______ abt. 1830; born abt. 1815; died 10 Jun 1916.

     24     iv.     Ensel Porter, born abt. 1805 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY; died Aft. 1820 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY.

+   25      v.     Latney Day Porter, born 1808 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY; died 30 Sep 1880 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     26     vi.     ______ Dau. Porter, born abt. 1810 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY; died Aft. 1820 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY.

+   27    vii.     Amy Porter, born 01 Apr 1812 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 26 Mar 1910 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     28   viii.     ______ Dau. Porter, born abt. 1813 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died Aft. 1820 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY.

+   29     ix.     William Porter, Jr., born 1814 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 03 Jun 1864 in Cold Harbor, VA.

+   30      x.     Daniel Porter, born 14 Mar 1818 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 07 Sep 1905 in Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY.

+   31     xi.     Rev. Ira Stuart Porter, born 17 Nov 1820 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 15 Mar 1898 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     32    xii.     Emmett Porter, born Bet. 1821 - 1827 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died Aft. 1830 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

+   33   xiii.     Albert Porter, born 23 Jun 1822 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 23 Dec 1855 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

+   34   xiv.     Clarrinda Porter, born Dec 1828 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died Aft. 1910.

      4.  Nathan8 Wilcox (John T.7) was born 1784 in Albany Co., NY, and died Aft. 1870 in prob. Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.  He married Martha ______ abt. 1799 in Rensselaer Co., NY.  She was born abt. 1782 in NY, and died in prob. Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     

Children of Nathan Wilcox and Martha ______ are:

+   35       i.     Nathan9 Wilcox, Jr., born 1800 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

+   36      ii.     William Willcock, born abt. 1813 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     37     iii.     Pruda Wilcox, born abt. 1815 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

      7.  John Day8 Wilcox (John T.7) was born 14 Oct 1794 in Dover, Dutchess Co., NY, and died 28 Mar 1866 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Deborah Stuart 04 Apr 1820, daughter of Charles Stuart and Mary ______.  She was born 05 Nov 1801 in Livingstonville, Dutchess Co., NY, and died 14 Oct 1852 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for John Day Wilcox:

During the War of 1812, John D. served as a private from 07 Sep to 10 Dec 1814, enlisting from Dutchess County, NY where his father was born, and undoubtedly still had relatives.  According to the INDEX OF AWARDS OF CLAIMS OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812, he "received a monthly pension of $55.00, his pension file being #15,095, his address listed as Fox".  John came to Fox about 1823 and in 1832 bid in at a tax sale for $17.30 for 407 acres of virgin forest.  This land became the family homestead for generations, a small part of which, known as "Wilcox Grove", now belongs to the Wilcox Family Association.  John built "Thunder Castle", a 3-story house of cherry logs on his property.  From its size and from John's hospitable character, this was known as "the log hotel", though it was not run as a tavern, but had an open-door policy for travelers, friend or stranger.  The stone chimney had five fireplaces opening into it.  The Castle had entrances at three levels with large doors through which logs for firewood could be rolled.  This plan was unique.  It secured a double benefit in that the great quantity of wood needed could be burned in clearing the land and the ashes were used in making fertilizer and soap.  Today there are traces of its foundation hole a short distance south of the present Wilcox Association Cottage.  A great hunter, he supplied his family with deer and bear meat, killing wolves and tanning hides for his own and neighbors' use.  Skilled in woodworking, he built his home and the needed furniture, pieces of which became heirlooms.  Besides being a large landowner, John served as coroner of Sullivan County in 1847 and 1848.  He helped survey the county line and served on one of the committees to locate the county seat, casting his vote for Forksville, but submitted to the decision of the majority.  A man of great size, with no surplus flesh, he weighed 300 pounds, using his great strength at home and barn razes, and for promoting peace.  On one occasion he took 2 neighbors, engaged in a rough and tumble fight, by their collars and held them in mid-air until they promised to forget their quarrel.  He died at the home of his daughter, Sarah (Wilcox) Kunzmann.

 

More About John Day Wilcox:

Burial: LeRoy Cem., Bradford Co., PA

 

More About Deborah Stuart:

Burial: Henneberry Cem., Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of John Wilcox and Deborah Stuart are:

+   38       i.     Deborah9 Wilcox, born 21 Dec 1821 in Dutchess Co., NY; died 05 Jul 1885 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   39      ii.     John Wilcox, born 17 May 1823 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

+   40     iii.     Charles Stuart Wilcox, born 11 Jul 1825 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 13 Feb 1889 in Union Twp., Tioga Co., PA.

+   41     iv.     Gideon E. Wilcox, born 11 Aug 1827 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 23 May 1893 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   42      v.     William Wilcox, born 20 Feb 1830 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 21 Aug 1870 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   43     vi.     Sarah Maria Wilcox, born 02 Dec 1832 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 10 Mar 1889.

+   44    vii.     Chloa J. Wilcox, born 29 Jan 1835 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 22 Dec 1903.

     45   viii.     Joseph B. Wilcox, born 17 Jun 1838 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

+   46     ix.     Nancy Ann Wilcox, born 14 Jun 1839 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 14 Jan 1902 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

+   47      x.     Mary Jane Wilcox, born 05 Aug 1845 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 18 Nov 1905.

     48     xi.     Rheunamy Wilcox, born 07 Nov 1846 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

      11.  Mary8 Wilcox (John T.7) was born 22 Apr 1804 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY, and died 30 Jun 1885 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY.  She married James Porter 08 Sep 1825 in Schoharie Co., NY, son of Elnathan Porter and Anna Rowland.  He was born 11 Nov 1803 in Schoharie Co., NY, and died 13 Mar 1884 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY.

 

Notes for Mary Wilcox:

Elnathan Porter was a brother to William Porter, husband of Hannah Wilcox.  He was born 25 May 1773 in Dutchess Co., NY and died 13 Jan 1856 in Athens, Greene Co., NY.  About 1800 he married as his second wife, Anna Rowland.  She was born in 1774 in NY and died before the 1860 census in Greene Co., NY.  Their eight children were: Israel Rowland Porter, 1801-1874; James Porter, 1803-1884; William Rowland Porter, 1806-aft 1830; a dau. born abt. 1808; Mabel Porter, 1812-1892; Alonson G. Porter, 1813-1843; Mary Porter, 1815-aft. 1850; and Elnathan Porter, Jr., 1821-1910.

 

More About Mary Wilcox:

Burial: Jul 1885, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 1: May 1838, Albany Co., NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1840 - 1860, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 3: 1880, Plattekill, Ulster Co., NY

 

More About James Porter:

Burial: 15 Mar 1884, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Estate Value 1: 1870, Real - $15,000; Personal - $3,000

Estate Value 2: 1860, Real - $5,000; Personal - $1,000

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1884, Farmer

Residence 1: May 1838, Albany Co., NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1840 - 1870, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 3: 1880, Plattekill, Ulster Co., NY

     

Children of Mary Wilcox and James Porter are:

     49       i.   L.9 Porter, born 1831 in NY.

+   50      ii.     Wellington Porter, born 1838 in NY.

+   51     iii.     Washington Porter, born Dec 1845 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY; died Bef. 1930.

     52     iv.     Martha A. Porter, born 1847 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY.

 

Generation No. 3

      12.  John9 Boyles (Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1801 in Lycoming Co., PA.  He married Avis King.  She was born 1809 in England.

 

More About John Boyles:

Estate Value 1: 1860, Real - $1500; Personal - $850

Estate Value 2: 1870, Real - $2000; Personal - $800

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1880, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of John Boyles and Avis King are:

+   53       i.     William W.10 Boyles, born 1835 in PA; died Bef. 1910.

     54      ii.     Infant Son Boyles, born 05 May 1837 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 04 Jun 1837 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Infant Son Boyles:

Burial: 05 Jun 1837, Mullan-Pardoe Cem., Eldredsville, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     55     iii.     John C. Boyles, born 08 Sep 1838 in PA; died 17 Jun 1854.

 

More About John C. Boyles:

Burial: 19 Jun 1854, Mullan-Pardoe Cem., Eldredsville, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     56     iv.     Malinda Boyles, born 1841 in PA.

+   57      v.     Frances Asbury Boyles, born Aug 1847 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1927.

     58     vi.     Adaline Boyles, born 1852 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

      14.  Hugh9 Boyles (Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1804 in Lycoming Co., PA.  He married Elizabeth King abt. 1830.  She was born 1807.

 

More About Hugh Boyles:

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Farmer

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Elizabeth King:

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Hugh Boyles and Elizabeth King are:

     59       i.     Lucinda10 Boyles, born 1830 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Lucinda Boyles:

Residence: 1850, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     60      ii.     William C. Boyles, born 1830 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 1831 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About William C. Boyles:

Burial: 1831, Mullan-Pardoe Cem., Eldredsville, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     61     iii.     Mary Boyles, born 1832 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Mary Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1832 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     62     iv.     Wesley Boyles, born 1834 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Wesley Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1834 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     63      v.     Alice Boyles, born 1836 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Alice Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1836 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     64     vi.     George Boyles, born 1838 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About George Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1838 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     65    vii.     Harriett Boyles, born 1840 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Harriett Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1840 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     66   viii.     Sarah Boyles, born 1842 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Sarah Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1842 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     67     ix.     Ellery Boyles, born 1843 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Ellery Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1843 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     68      x.     Orville Boyles, born 1846 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Orville Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1846 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     69     xi.     Caroline Boyles, born 1849 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Caroline Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1849 - 1860, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

      19.  Esq. Charles M.9 Boyles (Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 24 Mar 1824 in Lycoming Co., PA, and died 03 Oct 1909 in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (1) Margaret E. Mason abt. 1843, daughter of ______ Mason and ______ ______.  She was born 1820 in CT.  He married (2) Mary C. Reifsnider 02 Mar 1866 in Muncy, Lycoming Co., PA, daughter of David Reifsnider.  She was born Apr 1835 in PA.

 

More About Esq. Charles M. Boyles:

Burial: 06 Oct 1909, Hillsgrove Cem., Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA

Cause of Death: "cholera with old age"

Medical Information: C.M. Bradford, M.D. of Forksville, attending physician; stated Charles died at "6 am."

Occupation: 1850, Lawyer

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1900, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Margaret E. Mason:

Residence: 1850, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Mary C. Reifsnider:

Burial: Fairmont Cem., Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence: Bet. 1900 - 1910, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Charles Boyles and Margaret Mason are:

     70       i.     Edgar L.10 Boyles, born 1845.

+   71      ii.     William J. Boyles, born Nov 1847 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Bet. 1920 - 1930 in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA.

     72     iii.     Martha E. Boyles, born 1848; died 1940.

 

More About Martha E. Boyles:

Burial: 1940, Hillsgrove Cem., Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     73     iv.     Margaret A. Boyles, born 1850.

     74      v.     Francis M. Boyles, born 1852.

     75     vi.     Harriett B. Boyles, born 1853.

     76    vii.     Ellen Alvina Boyles, born 1854.

     77   viii.     Charles Boyles, born 1857.

+   78     ix.     Rufus Julian Boyles, born 24 Jul 1858 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 26 Aug 1952 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Children of Charles Boyles and Mary Reifsnider are:

+   79       i.     Sarah E.10 Boyles, born Jan 1867 in Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1910 in prob. Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     80      ii.     Nancy Boyles, born 1869 in Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1910.

     81     iii.     Keturah Boyles, born 1871 in Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1910.

+   82     iv.     David J. Boyles, born Dec 1872 in Sullivan Co., PA; died 1951. *
* Editor's Note: You can learn more about this branch of the family at Patricia Gobea's Descendants of David J. Boyles.

     83      v.     Chloe Boyles, born Mar 1876 in Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1910.

 

More About Chloe Boyles:

Residence: 1900, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

      21.  David E.9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Mar 1799 in Coeymans, Albany Co., NY, and died 08 Dec 1879 in Sidney Center, Otsego Co., NY.  He married Margaret Angle abt. 1817, daughter of John Angle and Gertrude Angle.  She was born 29 Jun 1799, and died 06 Oct 1874 in Shutters' Corners (near Sidney), Otsego Co., NY.

 

More About David E. Porter:

Burial: St. Paul's Lutheran Cem., Schoharie, NY

Estate Values: 1850, Census gives real estate value of $1200

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

Residence: 1850, Schoharie, NY

 

More About Margaret Angle:

Burial: St. Paul's Lutheran Cem., Schoharie, NY

     

Children of David Porter and Margaret Angle are:

     84       i.     Lucy Anne10 Porter, born 22 Dec 1818 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 22 Nov 1830 in Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Lucy Anne Porter:

Burial: 24 Nov 1830, St. Paul's Lutheran Cem., Schoharie, NY

 

     85      ii.     Anna Marie Porter, born 11 Dec 1820 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 31 May 1859 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

 

Notes for Anna Marie Porter:

Schoharie, NY - SCHOHARIE PATRIOT, Jun 1859 ed.:

Anna Marie Porter, daughter of David & Margaret Porter of Schoharie.

 

More About Anna Marie Porter:

Burial: Jun 1859, St. Paul's Lutheran Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Obituary/Death Notice: Jun 1859, SCHOHARIE PATRIOT - Schoharie, NY

      22.  Ruth Hannah9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 11 Jun 1801 in Coeymans, Albany Co., NY, and died 21 Mar 1886 in Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY.  She married Nathan Gates, Jr. abt. 1819, son of Nathan Gates and Abigail Knowlton.  He was born Dec 1796 in Gardner, Worcester Co., MA, and died Bet. Dec 1861 - Mar 1862 in Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Ruth Hannah Porter:

Name 2: Gates, Ruth

Residence: 1880, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

Notes for Nathan Gates, Jr.:

Nathan's will was witnessed by Levi T. Ellis and Seymour Sornberger, both of Broome; probated 10 Mar 1862; mentions all 12 children, gives married names of daughters; lists Loretta Gates and his wife Ruth as co-executrix.

 

More About Nathan Gates, Jr.:

Residence: 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Will: 28 Dec 1861, Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of Ruth Porter and Nathan Gates are:

+   86       i.     William Playfair10 Gates, born Aug 1820 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY; died 02 Nov 1914 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY.

+   87      ii.     Marilla G. Gates, born 1825 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     88     iii.     Levi S. Gates, born 1827 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     89     iv.     Nathan Gates I, born abt. 1828 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     90      v.     Samuel Gates, born abt. 1831 in Schoharie Co., NY.

+   91     vi.     Lee C. Gates, born Dec 1832 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     92    vii.     Stephen B. Gates, born 1834 in Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Stephen B. Gates:

Occupation 1: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Farmer

Real Estate: Bet. 1872 - 1873, 80 acres in Breakabeen

Residence: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Breakabeen, Schoharie Co., NY

 

     93   viii.     Loretta Gates, born 1836 in Schoharie Co., NY.

+   94     ix.     David Gates, born Jan 1838 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 06 Dec 1917 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.

     95      x.     Laura Gates, born Jan 1838 in Schoharie Co., NY.

+   96     xi.     Matilda Gates, born 1840 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 1925.

     97    xii.     Lewis Gates, born Jan 1843 in Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Sarah E. ______ abt. 1898.

 

More About Lewis Gates:

Occupation: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Farmer in Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY

Real Estate: Bet. 1872 - 1873, 130 acres in Franklinton; 160 acres in Fultonham

Residence: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY

 

     98   xiii.     Cornelia Gates, born 1845 in Schoharie Co., NY.

      25.  Latney Day9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1808 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 30 Sep 1880 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (1) Mahala Luce 26 Nov 1826 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, daughter of Archaleus Luce and Deborah Luce.  She was born 03 Aug 1804 in Industry, Franklin Co., ME, and died abt. 1843 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.  He married (2) Saphronia Brown 24 Mar 1844 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of Aaron Brown and Anna Luce.  She was born 28 Feb 1828 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 05 Mar 1907 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Latney Day Porter:

Harry M. Greene's HISTORIC HODGE-PODGE:

Latney Day Porter, a son of Hannah Wilcox and William Porter, married Mahala Luce in Schoharie County.  When she received some Fox Township land as a bequest in 1842, they too joined their relatives in Sullivan County.  Their children were: William A., Nathan L., Daniel P., a Civil War veteran, Miner F., who died in the Civil War, Harvey Y., Dency Ann who married Barton S. Porter (not related), and Charles N., also a Civil War soldier.  He married Rebecca Kilmer, daughter of Peter Kilmer, and granddaughter of Philip.  Shortly after the move to Fox, Mahala died, and on May 24, 1844, Latney married Sophrona Brown.  To them were born thirteen children: John P., Samuel, who died at twelve, Aaron, Henry who died at twenty-four, Palmer died as an infant, Clarrinda, Loretta H., Harriet A., Grant U., Geary P., Cora S., and Clarence Lee.

 

 

CIVIL WAR DRAFT RECORDS, Sullivan Co., PA (Jul 1863)

Consolidated List - Class 2 - 13th District PA (Book 2): Fox Twp.:

Porter Nathan, age 33, White, Farmer, Married, born in PA (error)

Porter Daniel, age 30, White, Laborer, Married, born in PA (error)

Porter Harvey, age27, White, Farmer, Married, born in NY

(NOTE: Nathan and Daniel were born in NY; Miner and Charles were not listed in any of the listings of the county.  Nothing was known about Nathan serving in the Civil War, so he may have paid a bounty in order for Miner or Charles to serve in his place. -- note of R. J. Porter)

 

Sullivan Co., PA Record of Deeds - Book 5, pg. 564:

INDENTURE BETWEEN L.D. Porter and Samuel Brown (Samuel paid $150.00), dated 19 Mar 1852:

described as "biginning at an elkwood tree in the northeast corner of a tract of land in the warrantee name of Catherine Eck, thence west 102 perches to a post, thence south 83 perches to a beech sapling, thence east 102 perches to a post thence north 83 perches to the place of beginning - containing 50 acres and allowances being part of larger tract of land which was sold to Abraham "Tailor", late treasurer of Lycoming County to James Armstrong as appears by said Treasurer's Deed dated the 3rd day of September A.D. 1822 and by a conveyance down to the said grantor by Deed bearing date the 3rd day of June A.D. 1848"

 

Sullivan Co., PA Record of Deeds - Book 7, page 454:

INDENTURE BETWEEN L.D. Porter and Marshall Battin (Latney paid $100)

The property was described as "Beginning at a post on the east line of 100 acres of land belonging to Joseph Battin, thence south 1 1/2 degrees west, 102 perches to a stone heap by lands of Joseph Battin and John Battin, thence north 88 degrees east by land warranted in the name of Joseph Eck 33 perches to a post, thence north 1 1/2 degrees east, 70 perches to a post, thence north 88 degrees east, 3 perches to a beech, thence north 1 1/2 degrees east, 18 perches to a hemlock, thence south 88 degrees west, 6 perches to a post, thence north 1 1/2 degrees east, 14 perches to a post, thence south 88 degrees west, 30 perches to the place of beginning--containing 20 acres be it the same more or less.  Bounded on the east by lands of William and L.D. Porter and on the north by lands of L.D. Porter, it being part and parcel of a tract of land warranted in the name of Catherine Eck which James Armstrong purchased at the sales of Abraham Taylor, Treasurer of Lycoming County, as appears by said Treasurer's Deed dated the 3rd of September 1822 and which the said Armstrong deeded to said Battin the 24th of August 1827 which deed is recorded in the office for recording deeds in the County of Lycoming in Deed Book 7, page 357."

 

Sullivan Co., PA Record of Deeds - Book 7, page 456:

INDENTURE BETWEEN L.D. Porter and John Battin (Latney paid $25.00)

property described as "beginning at a sugar stump at the northest corner of a lot of land that was deeded to the said John Battin the 22nd of September A.D. 1855, thence west 14 5/10 perches to a maple sapling, thence south 12 1/2 degrees east, 18 3/4 perches to a hemlock stump by lands of the said John Battin, thence south 12 degrees west, 65 perches to a stone pile by lands of said John Battin, thence south 89 degrees east, 20 perches to a stone pile by lands of Abigail Williams, thence north 82 perches by lands of L.D. Porter to the place of beginning...containing about 8 12 acres be it the same more or less."

 

Sullivan Co., PA Record of Deeds - Book 7, page 456:

INDENTURE BETWEEN L.D. Porter and Marshall Battin (Latney paid $150)

The property was described as "all that certain measurage or tract of land situate in Fox Township, in the county of Sullivan, in the state of Pennsylvania, it being part and parcel of a tract of land which James Armstrong purchased at the sales of Abraham Taila, Treasurer of Lycoming County, warranted in the name of Catherine Eck, as appears by said Treasurer's deed dated the 3rd of September 1822 and which the said Armstrong deeded to said Battin the 24th of August 1827, which deed is recorded in the County of Lycoming in Deed Book 7, page 375" "Bounded as follows - beginning at a sugar sapling in the northeast corner of 100 acres belonging to Joseph Battin, thence south 1 1/2 degrees west, 68 perches to a post, thence north 88 degrees east, 30 perches to a post, thence south 1 1/2 degrees west, 14 perches to a post, thence north 88 degrees west, 6 perches to a hemlock, thence south 1 1/2 degrees west, 18 perches to a beech, thence south 88 degrees west, 3 perches to a post, thence south 1 1/2 degrees west, 70 perches to a post thence north 88 degrees east, by land of Joseph Eck, thence north by land of Hugh Jones, thence west by land of John Eck, to the place of beginning containing 170 acres and allowances for roads, be it the same more or less."

 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Latney Day Porter

"I, L.D. Porter, do make this my last will and testament of my property, that is to say, I give and bequathe one dollar apeas to all of my children that is all I give them, then I want my debts paid and the balance of my property both reall and personal, I give to my wife Sofrona and Carl Hess for administration to settle my bisness, this 17th day of February 1876."    "X" (Latney's mark) 

In presents of Evert Shadduck (his mark), L.J. Porter (his mark) and H.C. Porter (his mark).

Peter Brown validated Latney's mark on 23 Nov 1880.  J.H. Campbell and Frank Shadduck validated the marks of Evert Shadduck and Henry Case Porter on 7 Jan 1881, proving the will.

 

More About Latney Day Porter:

Burial: Oct 1880, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Estate Values 1: 03 Jun 1848, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA - abt 170 acres

Estate Values 2: 1850, $500

Estate Values 3: 1860, $1900 personal; $700 real

Estate Values 4: 1870, $2000 personal; $1000 real

Offices Held: 1859, Coroner of Sullivan Co., PA

Residence 1: Bet. 1808 - 1827, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1828 - 1829, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA

Residence 3: Bet. 1830 - 1842, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 4: Bet. 1842 - 1880, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Mahala Luce:

Burial: near Shunk, actual site unknown

Will: 18 Jun 1858, Date of recording

 

Notes for Saphronia Brown:

ESTATE OF SAPHRONA PORTER, Letters of Administration

And now; to wit: February 17, 1908, due proof of the death of Saphrona Porter, late of Fox Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, deceased, having duly been filed, and the renunciation of those first entitled to:  Letters of Administration, with request that same be granted to Grant U. Porter having been filed, Letters of Administration were in due form of law granted to Grant U. Porter, a son of said deceased, he having been duly sworn and qualified to administrate the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of said deceased, and having given bond in the sum of five hundred dollars, with Charles V. Parrish and William P. Bagley as his sureties.  Inventory and Appraisement filed February 17, 1908 in the amount of $174.00.

 

More About Saphronia Brown:

Burial: 07 Mar 1907, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Latney Porter and Mahala Luce are:

     99       i.     Marian10 Porter, born 1827 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1828 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

 

More About Marian Porter:

Burial: Henneberry Cem., Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA (Old Harold Moody farm)

 

+   100    ii.     William A. Porter, born 18 Mar 1828 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 1907 in East Canton, Bradford Co., PA.

+   101   iii.     Nathan L. Porter, born 07 Jan 1830 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 17 Sep 1865 in Wheelerville, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   102   iv.     Daniel P. Porter, born 13 Nov 1832 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 27 Jan 1897 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   103    v.     Harvey Y. Porter, born 22 Sep 1835 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 07 Dec 1917 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   104   vi.     Miner F. Porter, born 1836 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 29 Sep 1864 in Chaffins Farm, Henrico Co., VA.

+   105  vii.     Dency Ann Porter, born 1839 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 31 Mar 1912 in Benton, Columbia Co., PA.

+   106 viii.     Charles Newton Porter, born 17 Apr 1841 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 26 Sep 1917 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

Children of Latney Porter and Saphronia Brown are:

+   107     i.     John P.10 Porter, born 14 Jun 1844 in Fox Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 26 Oct 1917 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

     108    ii.     Samuel Porter, born 10 Dec 1846 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Sep 1858 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Samuel Porter:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

+   109   iii.     Aaron Porter, born 1847 in Fox Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 19 Sep 1872 in Anoka, Anoka Co., MN.

     110   iv.     Henry Case Porter, born 03 Jul 1850 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 18 May 1876 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Henry Case Porter:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

     111    v.     Palmer P. Porter, born 12 Dec 1852 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 14 Apr 1853 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Palmer P. Porter:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

+   112   vi.     Clarrinda Porter, born 09 May 1855 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 29 Sep 1887 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   113  vii.     Latney James Porter, born 22 Jun 1857 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 12 Mar 1926 in Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID.

+   114 viii.     Loretta Hannah Porter, born 05 Jan 1859 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1906 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   115   ix.     Harriett Ada Porter, born 05 May 1861 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Jul 1929 in Troy, Bradford Co., PA.

+   116    x.     Grant Ulysses Porter, born 08 May 1864 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 30 Aug 1917 in Granville, Bradford Co., PA.

+   117   xi.     Geary P. Porter, born 02 Oct 1866 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 23 Aug 1917 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   118  xii.     Cora Sarah Porter, born 03 Apr 1869 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Feb 1932 in Seneca Co., NY.

+   119 xiii.     Clarence Lee Porter, born 07 Jan 1872 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 05 Feb 1962 in Painted Post, Steuben Co., NY.

      27.  Amy9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 01 Apr 1812 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 26 Mar 1910 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married Evert Shadduck 27 Mar 1828 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, son of Thomas Shadduck and Maria Osterhout.  He was born 16 Jan 1806 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 27 May 1876 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Amy Porter:

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 07 Apr 1881 ed.:

Fox Center - Mrs. Amy, relict of late Evert Shadduck, of this place, was surprised with a party for her 69th birthday on April 1st.  Out of 43 grandchildren - 37 were present and of 4 great grandchildren - 3 were present.  Her six daughters: Mrs. H. Williams, Mrs. W. W. Wright, Mrs. H. D. Dickerson, Mrs. Sanford Fanning, Mrs. R. M. Wheeler and Mrs. E. G. Salisbury and M. T. and A. F. Shadduck and Mrs. Malonia Shaddock (widow of Louis - oldest son of the lady) gathered.

 

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 06 Dec 1883 ed.:

Pension List – We publish below the names, residence and amount received monthly by residents of our county from the government: (among them were the following residents of Shunk)

Wallace FANNING, Shunk, $4.00; Charles FULLER, Shunk, $4.00; Joseph BEDFORD, Shunk, $8.00; James H. CAMPBELL, Shunk, $4.00; William B. ALBERT, Shunk, $18.00; William A. WHITE, Shunk, $2.00;

Amy SHADDICK, Shunk, $8.00

 

Harry M. Greene's HISTORIC HODGE-PODGE:

At sixteen, Amy (Porter) had married a neighbor in the town of Broome, Evert Shadduck, a grandson of Thomas Shadduck Sr., who was a well-known scout and sergent of militia in the Mohawk Valley during the Revolution.  Five children had already been born to them in 1834 when they followed their cousins to Fox.  In contrast to Schoharie, which had been settled before and right after the Revolution, and was therefore considered old and established, Amy thought the roads of what was to be Sullivan County were "the worst roads I had ever seen," and the whole housekeeping primitive.  Her descendants still point out her spring, and the rock where she built her fire.  She was not, however, the only settler that had to scare away the bears from her cabin, and who, for a time, did all of her cooking out of doors.  Of the thirteen children of the Shadducks, only two died in childhood.  Most of the others left children to carry on the family.  Louis, the oldest, married Amanda Malvina Dickerson.  Anne Maria married Henry Williams, Marriet married Harry Dawson Dickerson.  Hannah Lucinda married Warren Wright.  Margaret Evelyn married James Letts, and after his death, Sanford Fanning.  Emily married Ralph Wheeler.  Julia married Simeon Wheeler.  Madison Taylor married Marilda Riggs.  Chloe Vicilla married Elon Galusha II.  Albert Frank married Emma White.  Andrew Lee and Madison Taylor were soldiers in the Civil War.  Andrew Lee drowned in the Potomac when the transport he was on collided with another vessel, and several of the men were thrown into the river."

 

The following, obtained from Paul W. Kaseman, was written in LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA about 1934.  The story was mentioned in the Shadduck-Dickerson Reunion Logbook.

 

GRANDFATHER & GRANDMOTHER SHADDUCK, as remembered by Eudora S. Gilbert (circa 1933):

My grandfather Shadduck was of Dutch blood and grandmother was a Porter.  They lived near Binghamton, NY in the early days of their marriage.  They came to northern Pennsylvania and stopped near East Canton for several days.  Grandmother remained there while Grandfather went over the mountain to Fox, as it was then called.  Grandfather was the first to drive a wagon over that way.  Grandmother followed later on horseback, one baby in front and one in back.  There were a few settlers at Fox, who had come in by way of Hillsgrove and Elkland, and made the Shadducks welcome.  My grandmother told me that she had planted apple seeds around in the fields.  Grandmother visited her brother, Latney, who lived about 3 miles away and as she was in dire need of a table, had carried one home with her--strapped on her back.  She wove linen and wool in order to make the necessary garments for the family.  Grandfather died of heart trouble 57 years ago this May, I believe.  Grandmother lived to be nearly ninety-eight years of age and was loved and respected by all who knew her.  Three of her sons were in the service of the country during the Civil War, all on the Northern side.

 

More About Amy Porter:

Burial: 29 Mar 1910, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

Notes for Evert Shadduck:

Surname sometimes written as "Shaddick, Shaddock or Shaddic".

 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Evert Shadduck

     I, Evert Shadduck, of the Township of Fox, County of Sullivan and State of Pennsylvania, do made and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, viz;  I will and bequeath to Anna M. Williams the sum of $1.00 and to Marietta Dickerson the sum of $1.00 and to Hannah Wright the sum of $1.00 and to Margaret E. Fanning the sum of $1.00 and to Emily R. Wheeler the sum of $1.00 and to Julia Aa. Wheeler the sum of $1.00 and to Madison T. Shadduck the sum of $1.00 and to Chloe V. Salisbury the sum of $1.00 and to Albert F. Shadduck the sum of $1.00, to the heirs of Lewis H. Shadduck the sum of $1.00.  All the rest and residue of my estate goods and chattels I give and bequeath to my wife Amy whom I nominate, constitute and appoint Sole Executrix of this, my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at anytime heretofore made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty-first day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.   "X"  (Evert Shadduck's mark)

     Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator, Evert Shadduck, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator.

     Signed by the "marks" of Daniel Williams, Adelbert L. Williams and Samantha R. Williams.

 

Letter from Linda L. (Ludwig) Mutzer to Ronald J. Porter - 6 Jan 1999

Evert Shaddick b. 1806 d. 5/27/1876 m. 2nd Amy Porter on 3/27/1828 b. 1812 d. 3/26/1910 (had a son)

Lewis H. Shaddick b. 1829 d. 1/23/1863 m. Amanda Malvina Dickerson on 11/11/1852 b. 1834 d. 2/13/1920 (had a son) John Ball Shadduck b. 1862 d. 1952 m. LeMyra Ann Holcomb on 12/23/1886 b. 1867 d. 1/8/1929 (had a daughter) Goldie Helen Shadduck b. 8/2/1892 d. 9/3/1980 m. Irving L. Comfort on 12/25/1912 b. 1889 d. 2/4/1950 (had a daughter) Beatrice Helen Comfort m. John H. Ludwig (had a daughter) Linda L. Ludwig. m. Gregory K. Mutzer.

Here is a picture of the wedding certificate for Lewis H. and Amanda M. (Dickerson) Shadduck. Note how the family spelled the name "Shaddick" in those days.


Wedding Certificate
Lewis H. Shadduck and Amanda M. Dickerson
November 11, 1852

Photo contributed by Linda Mutzer

Dear Ronald; Your Home Page on Family Tree Maker is of great interest to me.  I am also descended from Amy Porter, wife of Evert Shadduck & from Evert.  They are my 3rd great grandparents. See above.  Amy's brother, Latney Day Porter, known in my 2nd great grandfather Lewis H. Shaddick's Civil War letters, as Uncle Latney visited Lewis in Union Army camps.  He was a kind man to do that for his sister to be certain her boys were okay.  Lewis died of malaria in a Confederate hospital in Norfolk, VA.  Cousin, Linda Mutzer. Please write or e-mail me at treekeeper@verizonmail.com.   over --

This summer at the Sullivan Co., Historical Society I copied a document called Fox Township Pioneers "Porter, Shaddock, and Wilcox Families" by Dorothy Cleaveland Salisbury.  This includes a letter from Elon Galusha Salisbury written 10/14/1947 from Takoma Park, Washington D.C.  If you are interested I could send you copies of these papers.  Let me know."

(The documents Ms. Mutzer refers to were the same that Ms. Salisbury submitted to Greene's Historic Hodge-Podge, Pioneers of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. -- note of R. J. Porter)

 

More About Evert Shadduck:

Burial: 29 May 1876, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Amy Porter and Evert Shadduck are:

+   120     i.     Lewis Henry10 Shadduck, born 29 Mar 1829 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 03 Jan 1863 in Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads Co., VA. He served in the Civil War and you can read several of his Civil War Letters.

+   121    ii.     Ann Marriah Shadduck, born 03 Oct 1830 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 21 Apr 1911 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY.

+   122   iii.     Mary Etta Shadduck, born 02 Mar 1832 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1918.

+   123   iv.     Hannah Lucinda Shadduck, born 21 Sep 1834 in Athens Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died 27 Mar 1909 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   124    v.     Margaret Evelyn Shadduck, born 23 Mar 1837 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 03 Apr 1919 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   125   vi.     Emily Christine Shadduck, born 04 Jul 1838 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 04 Oct 1907.

+   126  vii.     Julia Ann Shadduck, born 19 Sep 1840 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA; died 09 Feb 1871 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     127 viii.     Andrew Lee Shadduck, born 13 Aug 1841 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA; died 25 Apr 1865 in Potomac River, MD/VA.

 

Notes for Andrew Lee Shadduck:

Andrew, sometimes referred to as "Andrus", enlisted into the service on 29 Feb 1864 at Troy, PA (Wells Twp., Bradford Co.) for a period of 3 years.  He stated that he was born in Sullivan Co., PA and was age 19 years, seven months.  He was mustered into service on 1 Mar 1864, when his eyes are described as "black" and Wells Twp. was in "Cambria County", PA.  After a short furlough home, Andrew returned to his station at Camp Parole, MD.  In a message coming from the War Department's Adjuctant General's office in Washington, dated 5 Oct 1875 "Andrew L. Shaddick Co. K 11th Regt. Pa. Cav. was captured at Darbytown Road, VA Dec 10, 1864; paroled at Aikens Landing, VA Feb 15, 1865; arrived at Camp Parole Feb 18, 1865; exchanged March 25, 1865; was sent to Soldiers' Rest, Alexandria, VA where he arrived April 22, 1865 and sent to Regiment April 25, 1865.  He was drowned by the foundering of the transport on which he sailed, on or about April 25th, 1865.".  According to some statements made by Shadduck descendants, Andrew attempted to jump from one boat to another, but because of the rough waters and the darkness of night, he was unable to obtain a hold on the boat he attempted to jump on and was crushed between the two.  His brother, Madison, also a member of the cavalry regiment, walked the banks of the Potomac in an unavailing search for his brother's body.

 

"The Shadduck Brothers in the Civil War": (pt. 2) (cont. from Lewis H. Shadduck page)

A little over a year after Lewis Shadduck's death (3 Jan 1863), on February 29, 1864, his younger brothers, Andrew Lee, called "Lee" in the family, and Madison Taylor, likewise called by his middle name, walked to Troy, where they enlisted and were mustered in on March 1, and sent to the Carlisle Barracks where they elected to join the Cavalry, and were enrolled in Company K 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry.  They were paid a bounty of sixty dollars each.  From Carlisle, they went to Williamsburg, Virginia to join the regiment in the Army of the Potomac.

 

In April, the boys' regiment was moved to Portsmouth, Virginia.  In May and June, they were in the field, but their first fight with the enemy was not until June 25, at Reams Station.  Here, 6000 cavalry under General Kautz, had been sent to destroy the Petersburg Welden Railway, which was bringing supplies to the Confederates.  The Union forces were repulsed as they tried to cross the railroad bridge.  At this encounter, Madison became separated from his mates, and it was reported at roll call, "Missing In Action".  On June 2O, he rejoined his company, at Jones Landing.  At the time of the July-August muster, Andrew Lee was in Balfour General Hospital, at Portsmouth, Virginia.  In September, he was given a twenty-day furlough to go home to Fox with his transportation, to Canton, Pennsylvania, for $5.48 round trip, paid.  He was back in camp for the September-October muster.  In November, the Regiment was in the field working its way through the Shenandoah Valley, where the Confederates were active.  On December 10, at the Darby Town Road, near New Market Heights, Andrew was taken prisoner by the enemy, and was consequently reported missing in action, December 12, at Morning Muster.  On February 15, 1865, he was paroled at Aitkins Landing, Virginia, and sent to Camp Parole, Maryland, where he arrived on February 18th.  He was again given a furlough to go to Fox from March 4 to April 3, with transportation furnished to go to Canton, Pennsylvania and return of $5.48.  While still on furlough he was exchanged, and after his return to Camp Parole, he was sent to Soldier's Rest, in Alexandria, Virginia, where he arrived on April 22th.  The next day he was ordered to rejoin his regiment, and embark on a transport on the Potomac.  On or about April 25, he was drowned by the foundering of a transport in its collision of another vessel.  On one of his two furloughs, Andrew stopped in Canton to have his picture taken in his uniform.  Andrew was described in his enlistment as 19 years old, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, and 5'7" tall.  By occupation he was a farmer.  (conc. under Madison T. Shattuck data)

 

More About Andrew Lee Shadduck:

Burial: abt. Jul 1865, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA (bur. ceremoniously)

Cause of Death: drowned

Medical Information: described in enlistment papers as "having fair complexion, brown hair and blue or black eyes"

Military service: Bet. 29 Feb 1864 - 25 Apr 1865, Co. K, 11th PA Cavalry under Capt. Tripp

 

     128   ix.     William Evert Shadduck, born 29 Oct 1842 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 12 Aug 1857 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About William Evert Shadduck:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

     129    x.     Infant Shadduck, born abt. 1845 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died abt. 1845 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Infant Shadduck:

Burial: Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   130   xi.     Madison Taylor Shattuck, born 12 Apr 1846 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 24 Sep 1933 in Brookwood, Tuscaloosa Co., AL; Stepchild.

+   131  xii.     Vicilla Chloe Shadduck, born 18 Apr 1848 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died 28 May 1927 in Sullivan Co., PA.

     132 xiii.     Amy Rozetta Shadduck, born 12 Mar 1850 in Canton Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died 17 Apr 1853 in Canton Twp., Bradford Co., PA.

 

Notes for Amy Rozetta Shadduck:

Once when Amy had eaten an apple, she planted the seed in a small dish.  After it grew, her mother planted it at the head of her grave.  Years later Matilda Fanning stood by the grave site and her mother told her about the tree.  It was then a large fruitful tree and the ground was covered in a bed of blue wisteria.

 

More About Amy Rozetta Shadduck:

Burial: 18 Apr 1853, Canton Twp., Bradford Co., PA (on family farm under apple tree)

Cause of Death: scarlet fever and diptheria

 

+   133 xiv.     Albert Frank Shadduck, born 26 Oct 1854 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1945 in Muncy, Lycoming Co., PA.

      29.  William9 Porter, Jr. (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1814 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 03 Jun 1864 in Cold Harbor, VA.  He married Almina Thorington 30 Dec 1834 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY - (Rev. David Mead), daughter of Benjamin Thorington and Mitty McHench.  She was born 23 Mar 1818 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 18 Jan 1917 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.

 

Notes for William Porter, Jr.:

MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE CO., NY -- Veterans of Four Wars; pg. 168:

"WILLIAM PORTER - Broome-Farmer; married; age 43; enlisted January 25, 1863; killed at Cold Harbor by gunshot through the heart, from a Rebel sharpshooter.  Sons, James and Benjamin, in the service."

 

More About William Porter, Jr.:

Burial: 04 Jun 1864, Cold Harbor, VA

Cause of Death: gunshot through the heart, from a Rebel sharpshooter

Mil. Branch/Co./Unit: 26 Jan 1863, Co. F 7th NY Heavy Artillery

Military service: Bet. 25 Jan 1863 - 03 Jun 1864

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1863, Farmer

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Almina Thorington:

Name 2: Porter, Mina

Baptism: 23 Mar 1818, Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY

Burial: abt. 21 Jan 1917, Scott Patent Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Cause of Death: complications following a broken hip

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1880, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of William Porter and Almina Thorington are:

+   134     i.     James M. Ludivic10 Porter, born 24 Apr 1840 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY; died 19 Jun 1917.

     135    ii.     Henry Lee Porter, born 1842 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1871 in Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Caroline Chichester 25 Aug 1865 in Rensselearville, Albany Co., NY; born 1846 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 1869 in Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Henry Lee Porter:

Residence: 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

     136   iii.     Benjamin L. Porter, born 1844 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY; died 14 Sep 1864 in Washington, DC.

 

Notes for Benjamin L. Porter:

MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE CO., NY -- Veterans of Four Wars; pg. 168:

"BENJAMIN PORTER - Broome-Single; age 21; enlisted January, 1863; died of chronic diarrhea at Washington, September 14, 1863."

 

More About Benjamin L. Porter:

Burial: 15 Sep 1864, Washington, DC

Cause of Death: chronic diarrhea

Military service: Bet. Jan - 14 Sep 1863, Civil War - Washington, DC area much of service

 

+   137   iv.     Ezra J. Porter, born 1847 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

     138    v.     Mary Porter, born 1848 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

+   139   vi.     Zilpha Porter, born 11 Sep 1849 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1944 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.

     140  vii.     Alexander Porter, born 01 Apr 1851 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY; died 1852 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

     141 viii.     Friend William Porter, born 28 Apr 1855 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 31 Oct 1876 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

     142   ix.     George Porter, born 28 Apr 1855 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died Bef. 1864.

     143    x.     Phoebe Ann Porter, born 21 Mar 1858 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 16 Jul 1914 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY.  She married Wallace Sebolt 1873 in Schoharie Co., NY; born 1842 in Livingstonville, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1874 in Catskill, Greene Co., NY.

 

More About Phoebe Ann Porter:

Residence: Bet. 1858 - 1870, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Wallace Sebolt:

Occupation: Doctor

      30.  Daniel9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 14 Mar 1818 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 07 Sep 1905 in Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Julia Ann Griswold Bet. 1836 - 1840.  She was born 27 Feb 1820 in Rensselaer Co., NY, and died 19 May 1898.

 

More About Daniel Porter:

Burial: Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., PA

Education: 1880, According to census - he could not read or write

Estate Values: Bet. 1860 - 1880, $2500 - $3000

Real Estate: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Breakabeen, NY - 115 acres

Residence 1: 1860, Livingstonville, NY

Residence 2: 1870, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 3: Bet. 1880 - 1905, Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY

 

Notes for Julia Ann Griswold:

Julia's headstone reads "Julia Grizzle" and her death record gives her father's last name as "Brizzle".

 

More About Julia Ann Griswold:

Burial: 21 May 1898, Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., PA

     

Children of Daniel Porter and Julia Griswold are:

     144     i.     Orren10 Porter, born 1841 in NY.

 

Notes for Orren Porter:

DISCHARGE OF ORRIN PORTER - To All Whom It May Concern:

Know ye that Orrin Porter, a Corporal of Captain H. B. Dibbells Co. E, 15th  Regt of NY Eng. Vol., who was enrolled on the 29th of Feb 1864 to serve 3 years or during the War is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this 13th of June 1865 at Fort Berry, VA - by reason of Special Order No. 142 HdQrs A of P (Army of the Potomac).  Said Orrin Porter was born in Broome (Schoharie) County in the State of New York, is age 24, 5 feet 7 inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a farmer, given at Fort Berry, VA this 13th of June 1865.

                         STEPHEN CHESTER

     H.B. DEBBELS            Lt. Col. 15th NY Vol. Eng.

     Capt. Commanding Co. E       Compy. Musters

 

The following statement proving Orrin was who he was, is similar to those all veterans submitted to the Pensioner's Office, usually drawn up by a judge or Justice of Peace:

OATH OF IDENTITY - Orrin Porter, of the town of Broome, in the County of Schoharie, in the State of New York on this 29th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and Sixty-seven, personally appeared before me, the undersigned, a Justice of Peace, for the County and town above mentioned, who being duly sworn according to Law, declares that he is the identical Orrin Porter, who was a Corporal in the Company commanded by Capt. H. B. Debble in the Regiment 15 commanded by Stephen Chester, that he enlisted on the 29th day of February 1864 for the term of 3 years or during the War and was discharged at Fort Berry, Virginia on the 13th day of June 1865 by reason of special order.  Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year above written.

     ORRIN PORTER (his mark)          JOHN H. MATHIR, Justice of Peace

Recorded & examined March 29, 1867 by Henry Kingsley, Clerk.

 

More About Orren Porter:

Residence: 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

     145    ii.     Helen M. Porter, born 1843; died Bef. 1860.

     146   iii.     Orson Porter, born 1846 in Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Lutheria Castle 13 Feb 1886.

 

More About Orson Porter:

Residence 1: 1860, Livingstonville, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: 1850, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

     147   iv.     Charles Porter, born 25 May 1847 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

     148    v.     Julia Estele Porter, born 22 Sep 1849 in Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Julia Estele Porter:

Medical Information: twin to Mary E. Porter

 

     149   vi.     Mary E. Porter, born 22 Sep 1849 in Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1937.  She married George Graham 1870 in Schoharie Co., NY; born 1849 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Mary E. Porter:

Burial: 1937, Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Medical Information: twin to Julia E. Porter

 

Notes for George Graham:

During the 1910 census, "Marnie Graham", a niece, age 17, resided with George & Mary.

 

More About George Graham:

Residence 1: 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: 1880, Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 3: 1910, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

     150  vii.     Lucinda Porter, born abt. 1852.

     151 viii.     Richard H. Porter, born 1854 in Livingstonville, Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Richard H. Porter:

Residence: Bet. 1860 - 1870, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

+   152   ix.     Omar Porter, born Mar 1861 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 1941 in prob. Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

      31.  Rev. Ira Stuart9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 17 Nov 1820 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 15 Mar 1898 in Schoharie Co., NY.  He married (1) Anna Maria Ayres 24 Feb 1841 in Amsterdam, NY.  She was born 06 Aug 1823 in Athens, Greene Co., NY, and died 23 Mar 1882 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married (2) Emma M. ______ abt. 1868.  She was born abt. 1820, and died Aft. 1880.

 

More About Rev. Ira Stuart Porter:

Burial: 17 Mar 1898, Cobleskill Rural Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Occupation: Minister; farmer

Residence 1: 1860, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Anna Maria Ayres:

Residence: Bet. 1860 - 1870, Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Emma M. ______:

Residence: Bet. 1870 - 1880

     

Children of Ira Porter and Anna Ayres are:

     153     i.     Harriet K.10 Porter, born 1842 in Athens, Greene Co., NY.

 

More About Harriet K. Porter:

Residence 1: 1850, Athens, Greene Co., NY

Residence 2: 1860, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY

 

+   154    ii.   Ira N. Porter, born Jun 1846 in Athens, Greene Co., NY; died Bef. 1930.

      33.  Albert9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 23 Jun 1822 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 23 Dec 1855 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Anna Gates abt. 1844, daughter of John Gates and Malinda Carley.  She was born 1824 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 22 Jan 1901 in Durham, Greene Co., NY.

 

More About Albert Porter:

Burial: Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: 1850, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

Notes for Anna Gates:

After he married Anna, Henry Mace placed the 3 older boys in the custody of the following relatives, namely; Aretus lived with Edward & Ann Gates, Albanos lived with Horatio & Violetta Gates and Asbary lived with Malinda Gates.  Abraham, Rosetta and Malinda remained at home.

 

More About Anna Gates:

Name 2: Mace, Ann

Burial: Scott Patent Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of Albert Porter and Anna Gates are:

     155     i.     Helen M.10 Porter, born 1845; died 1913.

 

More About Helen M. Porter:

Burial: Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

 

+   156    ii.     Aretas Stanton Porter, born 27 Apr 1846 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died Bef. 1930 in prob. Clinton Co., MO.

+   157   iii.     Albanus Beckwith Porter, born 23 Jun 1848 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 26 Jun 1921 in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.

     158   iv.     Infant Porter, born 1849; died Bef. 1860 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     159    v.     Asbary Gates Porter, born 18 Jun 1850 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Maggie ______; born 1861 in NY.

 

Notes for Asbary Gates Porter:

EMPIRE STATE SOCIETY OF SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Reg. of 1899; pgs. 266, 434:

ASBARY GATES PORTER (New York City) #4600

Policeman - born Broome, NY June 18, 1850; Member of I.O.I.F.  Son of Albert Porter & Anna Gates; grandson of John Gates & Malinda Carley; gr.grandson of Oldham Gates & Deborah Winch; gr.gr.grandson of Amos Gates & Mary Towbridge; gr.gr.gr.grandson of Amos Gates, Sr. & Hannah Oldham; gr.gr.gr.gr.grandson of Simon Gates & Margaret his wife.  Oldham Gates was born in Farmington, MA 27 Aug 1759 and died 12 Oct 1843 in Middleburgh, NY.

 

More About Asbary Gates Porter:

Occupation 1: 1872, Cooper

Occupation 2: abt. 1880, Policeman in New York City

Occupation 3: 1920, Car (cab) driver

Offices Held: Bef. 1899, I.O.I.F.

Residence 1: 1880, Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York

Residence 2: 1910, 26-WD Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY

Residence 3: 1920, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY

 

More About Maggie ______:

Residence: Bet. 1920 - 1930, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY

      34.  Clarrinda9 Porter (Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Dec 1828 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died Aft. 1910.  She married David Hoteling 1846, son of Elias Houghtalling and Elizabeth ______.  He was born 1825 in NY.

 

More About Clarrinda Porter:

Name 2: Hotelling, Clarinda

Residence: Bet. 1900 - 1910, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About David Hoteling:

Estate Value: 1860, Real - $1000; Personal - $610

Occupation: 1850, Carpenter

Real Estate: 1872, 84 acres in Franklinton, NY

Residence 1: 1850, Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: 1860, Livingstonville, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 3: 1872, Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of Clarrinda Porter and David Hoteling are:

+   160     i.     Harmon10 Hoteling, born Jun 1846 in Franklinton, Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY; died 1900.

+   161    ii.     John William Hoteling, born Sep 1848 in NY; died 1933.

     162   iii.     Rosetta Hoteling, born 1850.

+   163   iv.     Chauncey Hoteling, born May 1853 in NY.

+   164    v.     Catherine E. Hoteling, born Dec 1860 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1938.

+   165   vi.     William L. Hoteling, born 1863 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1924 in Schoharie Co., NY.

      35.  Nathan9 Wilcox, Jr. (Nathan8, John T.7) was born 1800 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.  He married Mercy A. ______ abt. 1828 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.  She was born 1810 in NY.

     

Children of Nathan Wilcox and Mercy ______ are:

     166     i.     Simeon10 Wilcox, born 1830 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

+   167    ii.     Catalina Wilcox, born 1835 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     168   iii.     Susan F. Wilcox, born 1837 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

+   169   iv.     Calvin Wilcox, born 1839 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     170    v.     Miranda Wilcox, born 1840 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     171   vi.     Warren N. Wilcox, born 1843 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     172  vii.     Harriet Wilcox, born 1845 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

      36.  William9 Willcock (Nathan8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born abt. 1813 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.  He married Jane ______.  She was born abt. 1823 in VT.

     

Children of William Willcock and Jane ______ are:

     173     i.     Thomas J.10 Willcox, born 1842 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     174    ii.     Sarah G. Wilcox, born 1843 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     175   iii.     Homer W. Wilcox, born 1845 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     176   iv.     John G. Wilcox, born 1847 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

     177    v.     Mary E. Wilcox, born 1849 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY.

      38.  Deborah9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 21 Dec 1821 in Dutchess Co., NY, and died 05 Jul 1885 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married John W. Brown abt. 1841 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, son of Aaron Brown and Anna Luce.  He was born 30 May 1817 in New Albany, Bradford Co., PA, and died 14 Nov 1897 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Deborah Wilcox:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About John W. Brown:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Deborah Wilcox and John Brown are:

+   178     i.     Anna10 Brown, born 1843 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA; died 30 Apr 1880 in Williamsburg, Chemung Co., NY.

+   179    ii.     Deborah Brown, born 19 Dec 1845 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA; died 07 Jun 1916 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   180   iii.     Stewart Brown, born 08 Dec 1846 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA.

     181   iv.     Louisa Brown, born abt. 1848 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA; died abt. 1850.

+   182    v.     Lorenzo D. Brown, born Oct 1848 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA; died 13 Mar 1932.

+   183   vi.     Harriett Brown, born 1851 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 14 Mar 1896 in Sullivan Co., PA.

+   184  vii.     Lydia Brown, born Feb 1854 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 29 Jul 1913.

     185 viii.     Louisa Brown, born abt. 1856 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1910.  She married Daniel Gilbert.

+   186   ix.     Alsbury D. Brown, born 25 Jan 1859 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 07 Nov 1934.

+   187    x.     Aaron M. Brown, born Jul 1861 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1919.

      39.  John9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 17 May 1823 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.  He married Martha Kilmer abt. 1845, daughter of Anthony Kilmer and Rebecca Rice.  She was born abt. 1823 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

     

Children of John Wilcox and Martha Kilmer are:

+   188     i.     Huldah10 Wilcox, born abt. 1847.

+   189    ii.     Frederick Wilcox, born abt. 1849.

     190   iii.     Sophia Wilcox, born abt. 1853.

+   191   iv.     Walter L. Wilcox, born abt. 1857.

     192    v.     Alice Wilcox, born abt. 1860.

      40.  Charles Stuart9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 11 Jul 1825 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 13 Feb 1889 in Union Twp., Tioga Co., PA.  He married Thankful Rivenburgh 17 Sep 1846 in Roxbury, Delaware Co., NY.  She was born 08 Oct 1831 in Cressville, Greene Co., NY, and died 02 Jun 1913 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ.

 

More About Charles Stuart Wilcox:

Burial: 15 Feb 1889, Glenwood Cem., Bradford Co., PA

 

More About Thankful Rivenburgh:

Burial: 06 Jun 1913, Glenwood Cem., Bradford Co., PA

     

Children of Charles Wilcox and Thankful Rivenburgh are:

+   193     i.     Daniel Day10 Wilcox, born 24 Jul 1848; died 11 Dec 1909.

     194    ii.     Harriett Wilcox, born Sep 1849.

+   195   iii.     William Wilcox, born 17 Dec 1852.

+   196   iv.     Willis Eugene Wilcox, born 1855; died 05 Nov 1917.

+   197    v.     Eva Jane Wilcox, born 1858 in PA; died 08 Apr 1923 in Marathon, Cortland Co., NY.

     198   vi.     Charles M. Wilcox, born 1867; died 25 Jan 1929.  He married Lettie ______.

      41.  Gideon E.9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 11 Aug 1827 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 23 May 1893 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (1) Mary Elizabeth Hoagland 27 Jan 1853 in Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of James Hoagland and Sarah Hambleton.  She was born 17 Jun 1826 in Lycoming Co., PA, and died 24 Dec 1867 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (2) Lucy Lilley 04 Apr 1870 in Sullivan Co., PA.  She was born 1843, and died 22 Nov 1893 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Gideon E. Wilcox:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About Mary Elizabeth Hoagland:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About Lucy Lilley:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Gideon Wilcox and Mary Hoagland are:

+   199     i.     Sarah Marie10 Wilcox, born 1854 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 08 Apr 1946.

     200    ii.     Charles Martin Wilcox, born Feb 1857 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 25 Jul 1927.

 

More About Charles Martin Wilcox:

Burial: 27 Jul 1927, Friends' Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   201   iii.     George Eldaah Wilcox, born May 1859 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 09 Feb 1935.

+   202   iv.     Morris Ellis Wilcox, born 01 Nov 1863 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 17 Apr 1914.   

Children of Gideon Wilcox and Lucy Lilley are:

     203     i.     Isabelle M.10 Wilcox, born May 1872 in Sullivan Co., PA.  She married (1) Enos Tremaine 1896; born May 1873 in Grand Traverse Co., MI.  She married (2) Harry J. Bastian Bet. 1910 - 1918 in Tioga Co., PA; born 15 Dec 1873 in Leolyn, Tioga Co., PA.

 

More About Isabelle M. Wilcox:

Residence 1: 1900, Traverse City WD-5, Grand Traverse Co., MI

Residence 2: 1918, Leolyn, Tioga Co., PA

 

More About Enos Tremaine:

Occupation: 1900, Machinist

Residence: 1900, Traverse City WD-5, Grand Traverse Co., MI

 

More About Harry J. Bastian:

Occupation 1: 1910, Watchman - coal mine

Occupation 2: 1930, Farmer

Residence 1: 1910, Morris Twp., Tioga Co., PA

Residence 2: 1918, Leolyn, Tioga Co., PA

Residence 3: 1930, McNett Twp., Lycoming Co., PA

 

     204    ii.     Lottie J. Wilcox, born 1874 in Sullivan Co., PA; died 23 Jan 1942.  She married John W. Bowers; died 26 Jan 1961.

+   205   iii.     Helen Arvilla Wilcox, born Apr 1875 in Sullivan Co., PA; died 1908.

     206   iv.     Seymour Wilcox, born 11 May 1878 in Sullivan Co., PA.

+   207    v.     Franklin Wilcox, born abt. 1879 in Sullivan Co., PA.

     208   vi.     John Stuart Wilcox, born May 1880 in Sullivan Co., PA.  He married M. Frisbie 31 Mar 1899 in Durell, Bradford Co., PA; born in PA.

     209  vii.     Eleanor A. Wilcox, born abt. 1882 in Sullivan Co., PA.  She married Donald Cameron.

      42.  William9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 20 Feb 1830 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 21 Aug 1870 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Julia Ann Hoagland abt. 1850, daughter of Jonathan Hoagland and Rachel Patterson.  She was born 25 Apr 1830 in PA, and died 09 Jan 1894.

 

More About William Wilcox:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Julia Ann Hoagland:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of William Wilcox and Julia Hoagland are:

     210     i.     William10 Wilcox, Jr., born 1848 in Sullivan Co., PA; died Feb 1850 in Sullivan Co., PA.

     211    ii.     Delila E. Wilcox, born abt. 1851.

     212   iii.     Emma D. Wilcox, born abt. 1855.  She married John Fulcurt.

+   213   iv.     Malinda E. Wilcox, born Mar 1857 in PA.

     214    v.     Chloa J. Wilcox, born 24 Nov 1859; died 13 Jun 1869.

 

More About Chloa J. Wilcox:

Burial: 15 Jun 1869, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

     215   vi.     Allen C. Wilcox, born Feb 1862; died 17 May 1879.

 

More About Allen C. Wilcox:

Burial: 19 May 1879, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

Medical Information: twin to Alvin

 

     216  vii.     Alvin Wilcox, born Feb 1862.

 

More About Alvin Wilcox:

Medical Information: twin to Allen C.

 

+   217 viii.     Alban Berton Wilcox, born 1862 in PA; died 1918.

     218   ix.     Huldah Wilcox, born abt. 1865.

+   219    x.     Mary A. Wilcox, born 08 Apr 1867; died 1912.

      43.  Sarah Maria9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 02 Dec 1832 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 10 Mar 1889.  She married (1) Alsbury Brown abt. 1854, son of Aaron Brown and Anna Luce.  He was born abt. 1826 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.  She married (2) Johann Gottlieb Kunzmann 17 Jan 1861, son of Stephen Kunmann.  He was born 16 Jan 1826, and died 03 Aug 1906.

     

Children of Sarah Wilcox and Alsbury Brown are:

     220     i.     Leonard10 Brown, born abt. 1856.

     221    ii.     Calvin Alsbury Brown, born abt. 1857.  He married Martha Jane Hosier 12 Aug 1882 in LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA; born 1859.

 

Marriage Notes for Calvin Brown and Martha Hosier:

SULLIVAN REVIEW, 17 Aug 1882 ed.:

Calvin A. Brown and Miss Martha J. Hosier, both of Fox Twp., married in Leroy, Aug. 12, by H. K. Mott, Esq. 

 

Children of Sarah Wilcox and Johann Kunzmann are:

     222     i.     Malvina10 Kunzmann.

     223    ii.     Lucinda Kunzmann.

     224   iii.     George Kunzmann.

     225   iv.     Charles Stuart Kunzmann.

+   226    v.     John Day Kunzmann, born 03 May 1865; died 22 May 1944.

      44.  Chloa J.9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 29 Jan 1835 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 22 Dec 1903.  She married (1) Thomas McCarty.    She married (2) Henry C. Brackman abt. 1853.  He was born 24 Jan 1827 in Germany, and died 23 Feb 1907.

 

More About Chloa J. Wilcox:

Burial: Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Henry C. Brackman:

Burial: Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Chloa Wilcox and Thomas McCarty are:

     227     i.     Frederick J.10 McCarty, born 1852; died 1927.  He married Celinda Kilmer; born 1852; died 1920.

 

More About Frederick J. McCarty:

Burial: 1927, Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Celinda Kilmer:

Burial: 1920, Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     228    ii.     Lucretia J. McCarty.  She married Joshua G. Cott.

+   229   iii.     Martha E. McCarty, born 03 Jun 1857; died Aft. 1900.   

Children of Chloa Wilcox and Henry Brackman are:

     230     i.     Augustus10 Brackman, born 1853.

     231    ii.     Henry C. Brackman, Jr., born 1855.

     232   iii.     George H. Brackman, born Mar 1858; died 1919.

 

More About George H. Brackman:

Burial: 1919, Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence: 1910, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     233   iv.     Adolphus Brackman, born 1861 in Piatt, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   234    v.     Sara Ann Brackman, born 06 Jun 1866 in Piatt, Sullivan Co., PA; died 25 Aug 1963 in Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., NY.

+   235   vi.     Marianna Brackman, born 03 Nov 1867 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 08 Apr 1933.

     236  vii.     Bertha A. Brackman, born 10 Oct 1869; died 1948.  She married Nicholaus Baker; born 1862; died 1927.

 

More About Bertha A. Brackman:

Burial: 1948, Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Nicholaus Baker:

Burial: 1927, Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   237 viii.     Charles J. Brackman, born Nov 1872; died 1946.

     238   ix.     Louiza C. Brackman, born 1880; died 1918.

 

More About Louiza C. Brackman:

Burial: 1918, Friends Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence: 1910, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

      46.  Nancy Ann9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 14 Jun 1839 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 14 Jan 1902 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married Aaron Brown, Jr. abt. 1862 in Sullivan Co., PA, son of Aaron Brown and Anna Luce.  He was born 12 Jun 1833 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died Aft. 1910 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Nancy Ann Wilcox:

Aaron and Nancy's three daughters, Elfledia, Cora and Debra were all buried in the family plot.  There were no dates enscribed on the grave markers.  None of them were listed in the federal census so the dates are estimated.  Nancy stated in 1900 that she had 8 children, 4 still living.

 

More About Nancy Ann Wilcox:

Burial: 16 Jan 1902, Brown Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Aaron Brown, Jr.:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1900, Farmer

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1910, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Nancy Wilcox and Aaron Brown are:

+   239     i.     Celestia Ann10 Brown, born abt. 1862 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     240    ii.     Elfledia Brown, born abt. 1863 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died abt. 1863 in infancy.

 

More About Elfledia Brown:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     241   iii.     Cora V. Brown, born abt. 1865 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died abt. 1865 in infancy.

 

More About Cora V. Brown:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   242   iv.     Ida Jane Brown, born Nov 1866 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1940 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   243    v.     Minnie Brown, born 1868 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     244   vi.     Carol May Brown, born 07 May 1870 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     245  vii.     Debra Brown, born abt. 1872 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died abt. 1872 in infancy.

 

More About Debra Brown:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     246 viii.     Gideon Brown, born 1873 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1930 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Gideon Brown:

Gideon, a farmer by trade, had never married.  Several of his family members resided with him, being enumerated in his household during the federal census, including his widowed father and his nephew Ray L. Brown.  The 1930 census shows him living alone.

      47.  Mary Jane9 Wilcox (John Day8, John T.7) was born 05 Aug 1845 in Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 18 Nov 1905.  She married John Thomas Williams 1870, son of Perus Williams and Anna Hoagland.  He was born 09 Nov 1841, and died 16 Nov 1909.

 

More About Mary Jane Wilcox:

Burial: 20 Nov 1905, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About John Thomas Williams:

Burial: 19 Nov 1909, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Mary Wilcox and John Williams are:

     247     i.     James A.10 Williams, born 10 Dec 1873; died 01 Nov 1880.

 

More About James A. Williams:

Burial: 03 Nov 1880, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     248    ii.     Amy M. Williams, born Oct 1879; died 29 Dec 1898.

 

More About Amy M. Williams:

Burial: Jan 1899, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     249   iii.     Morrille Williams, born 26 Oct 1881.

      50.  Wellington9 Porter (Mary8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1838 in NY.  He married (1) Martha ______ abt. 1859 in Ulster Co., NY.    He married (2) Nellie Travis 1875 in Ulster Co., NY.  She was born 1853 in NY.

 

More About Wellington Porter:

Estate Value: 1860, Real - $600; Personal - $200

Occupation 1: 1860, Stonecutter

Occupation 2: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Blue Stone merchant/dealer

Residence 1: Bet. 1850 - 1870, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 2: 1880, Glasco, Ulster Co., NY

     

Children of Wellington Porter and Nellie Travis are:

     250     i.     Mary10 Porter, born 1877 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY.

+   251    ii.     Wellington Wakely Porter, born 25 Oct 1881 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY.

      51.  Washington9 Porter (Mary8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Dec 1845 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY, and died Bef. 1930.  He married Catherine M. Freighley 1867 in Ulster Co., NY, daughter of ______ Freighley and Elisabeth ______.  She was born Jul 1845 in NY, and died Aft. 1930 in prob. Stockport, Columbia Co., NY.

 

More About Washington Porter:

Occupation 1: 1870, Quarry laborer

Occupation 2: 1880, Stonecutter

Residence 1: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 2: 1880, Plattekill, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 3: Bet. 1900 - 1920, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

 

More About Catherine M. Freighley:

Residence 1: 1870, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 2: 1880, Plattekill, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 3: Bet. 1900 - 1920, Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY

Residence 4: 1930, Stockport, Columbia Co., NY

     

Child of Washington Porter and Catherine Freighley is:

+   252     i.     Mary E.10 Porter, born Dec 1871 in Saugerties, Ulster Co., NY.

 

Generation No. 4

      53.  William W.10 Boyles (John9, Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1835 in PA, and died Bef. 1910.  He married Elizabeth A. ______ abt. 1860.  She was born 1838 in PA.

 

More About William W. Boyles:

Estate Value 1: 1860, Personal - $115

Estate Value 2: 1870, Real - $300

Occupation: 1880, Farm Laborer

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1870, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Elizabeth A. ______:

Residence: Bet. 1860 - 1880, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of William Boyles and Elizabeth ______ are:

     253     i.     Hannah Rosmond11 Boyles, born 1861 in Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Hannah Rosmond Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     254    ii.     Cyrus A. Boyles, born 1868 in Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1910.

 

More About Cyrus A. Boyles:

Occupation: 1910, Salesman - general store

Residence: Bet. 1870 - 1910, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

      57.  Frances Asbury10 Boyles (John9, Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Aug 1847 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 1927.  He married Susan Matilda Williams abt. 1869, daughter of Henry Williams and Christina Rightmire.  She was born 11 Oct 1844 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 1913.

 

More About Frances Asbury Boyles:

Burial: 1927, Fairmount Cem., Forksville, Sullivan Co., PA

Occupation: 1870, School teacher

Residence 1: Bet. 1850 - 1920, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence 2: 1900, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Susan Matilda Williams:

Burial: 1913, Fairmount Cem., Forksville, Sullivan Co., PA

Residence: 1900, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Frances Boyles and Susan Williams are:

     255     i.     Avis G.11 Boyles, born 1874 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     256    ii.     Mabel V. Boyles, born Nov 1882 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Mabel V. Boyles:

Residence: 1900, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

      71.  William J.10 Boyles (Charles M.9, Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Nov 1847 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died Bet. 1920 - 1930 in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Martha Jackson abt. 1868, daughter of John Jackson and Mary Bagshaw.  She was born 1848 in England, and died in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About William J. Boyles:

Burial: Hillsgrove Cem., Sullivan Co., PA

Mil. Branch/Co./Unit: abt. 1862, Co B, 58th PA Regiment

Residence: 1920, Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Martha Jackson:

Immigration: abt. 1847, Eng. - Philadelphia, PA aboard the "Tuscarora" (age 6 mo.)

Residence: Bet. 1920 - 1930, Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of William Boyles and Martha Jackson are:

+   257     i.     John L.11 Boyles, born Mar 1870 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   258    ii.     George Edgar Boyles, born 17 Oct 1870 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1954.

+   259   iii.     Rufus Benjamin Boyles, born 31 Jan 1873 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     260   iv.   A. Judson Boyles, born 1875 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1898 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About A. Judson Boyles:

Burial: 1898, Hillsgrove Cem., Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA

 

     261    v.     Janette Boyles, born 1878 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   262   vi.     Frank L. Boyles, born 1879 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1955.

+   263  vii.     Charles M. Boyles, born 1885 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1961.

      78.  Rufus Julian10 Boyles (Charles M.9, Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 24 Jul 1858 in Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 26 Aug 1952 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.  He married Lucy S. Warburton 1883, daughter of James Warburton and Sarah Bedford.  She was born May 1863 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

More About Rufus Julian Boyles:

Residence 1: 1900, Chicago Ward 27, Cook Co., IL

Residence 2: 1910, Newport Twp, Lake Co., IL

Residence 3: 1920, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA

 

More About Lucy S. Warburton:

Medical Information: twin to brother Lee

     

Children of Rufus Boyles and Lucy Warburton are:

     264     i.     Walter R.11 Boyles, born 25 Oct 1883 in Pilot Twp., Cherokee Co., IA; died 06 Jan 1976 in LOS ANGELES, California.

     265    ii.     Lulu D. Boyles, born Jul 1886 in Pilot Twp., Cherokee Co., IA.

     266   iii.     Lee Julien Boyles, born 28 Apr 1895 in Newport Twp., Lake Co., IL; died 27 Jun 1980 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

More About Lee Julien Boyles:

Social Security Number: 565-30-0351 (CA)

 

     267   iv.     Charles M. Boyles, born Oct 1896 in Cook Co., IL.

     268    v.     Minnie A. Boyles, born Jun 1898 in Cook Co., IL.

     269   vi.     Vina R. Boyles, born 1901 in Newport Twp., Lake Co., IL.

     270  vii.     Irene M. Boyles, born 1905 in Newport Twp., Lake Co., IL.

      79.  Sarah E.10 Boyles (Charles M.9, Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Jan 1867 in Sullivan Co., PA, and died Aft. 1910 in prob. Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married William Massey Painter 1884 in Sullivan Co., PA.  He was born Dec 1861 in PA, and died Aft. 1910 in prob. Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Sarah E. Boyles:

Residence: Bet. 1900 - 1910, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Sarah Boyles and William Painter are:

     271     i.     Charles William11 Painter, born Oct 1885 in Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Charles William Painter:

Residence: Bet. 1900 - 1910, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   272    ii.     Thomas R. Painter, born May 1887 in Sullivan Co., PA.

+   273   iii.     Pearl E. Painter, born Feb 1894 in Sullivan Co., PA.

     274   iv.     Edgar D. Painter, born Mar 1896 in Sullivan Co., PA.

     275    v.     Oscar Lawrence Painter, born 09 Feb 1900 in Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Oscar Lawrence Painter:

Education: Bet. 1917 - 1918, Williamsport Trade School, Williamsport, PA

 

     276   vi.     George R. Painter, born 1904 in Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Eldora ______ 1929 in Broome Co., NY; born 1905 in PA.

 

More About George R. Painter:

Occupation: 1930, Cutter - shoe factory (Endicott-Johnson)

Residence: 1930, Endicott, Broome Co., NY

 

More About Eldora ______:

Residence: 1930, Endicott, Broome Co., NY

 

+   277  vii.     Robert W. Painter, born 1908 in Sullivan Co., PA.

      82.  David J.10 Boyles (Charles M.9, Nancy8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Dec 1872 in Sullivan Co., PA, and died 1951.  He married Dora J. Little 1895.  She was born Sep 1872, and died 1917.

 

More About David J. Boyles:

Burial: 1951, Fairmont Cem., Forksville, Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Dora J. Little:

Burial: 1917, Fairmont Cem., Forksville, Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of David Boyles and Dora Little are:

     278     i.     Carmen11 Boyles, born Apr 1898.

+   279    ii.     Lynn Boyles, born Sep 1899.

      86.  William Playfair10 Gates (Ruth Hannah9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Aug 1820 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 02 Nov 1914 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Elizabeth ______ abt. 1852 in Schoharie Co., NY.  She was born May 1830 in NY, and died Bet. 1910 - 1920 in Vestal, Broome Co., NY.

 

More About William Playfair Gates:

Burial: 04 Nov 1914, Breakabeen Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of William Gates and Elizabeth ______ are:

     280     i.     Francis11 Gates, born 1853 in Schoharie Co., NY; died Bef. 1870.

 

More About Francis Gates:

Medical Information: twin to Franklin

 

+   281    ii.     Franklin Gates, born Jun 1853 in Schoharie Co., NY; died Aft. 1930 in prob. Vestal, Broome Co., NY.

     282   iii.     Ruth Ann Gates, born 1856 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     283   iv.     William Porter Gates, born Apr 1858 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Alice All 1878 in Schoharie Co., NY; born Oct 1855 in NY.

 

More About William Porter Gates:

Residence: 1900, Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY

 

     284    v.     Clarrissa Gates, born 1861 in Vestal, Broome Co., NY.

+   285   vi.     George Gates, born 1863 in Vestal, Broome Co., NY; died Aft. 1930 in prob. Vestal, Broome Co., NY.

     286  vii.     Maggie Gates, born 1865 in Vestal, Broome Co., NY.

     287 viii.     Cornelia Gates, born Nov 1868 in Vestal, Broome Co., NY; died Aft. 1930 in prob. Vestal, Broome Co., NY.

      87.  Marilla G.10 Gates (Ruth Hannah9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1825 in Schoharie Co., NY.  She married (1) Norman Wagoner 20 Jun 1850, son of Matthias Wagoner.  He was born 1827 in NY.  She married (2) ______ Maxfield Aft. 28 Dec 1861. 

     

Child of Marilla Gates and Norman Wagoner is:

     288     i.     Emma J.11 Waggoner, born 1850 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

      91.  Lee C.10 Gates (Ruth Hannah9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Dec 1832 in Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Ruth L. Loomis, daughter of Thomas Loomis and Lavina Hollenbeck.  She was born 1833 in NY.

 

More About Lee C. Gates:

Burial: Union Center, Broome Co., NY

Residence 1: 1880, Vestal, Broome Co., NY

Residence 2: 1900, Binghamton Ward 1, Broome Co., NY

 

More About Ruth L. Loomis:

Name 2: Ruth Gates

Residence 1: 1860, Triangle, Broome Co., NY

Residence 2: 1870, Vestal, Broome Co., NY

     

Children of Lee Gates and Ruth Loomis are:

     289     i.     Ernest R.11 Gates, born Jul 1857 in NY.

     290    ii.     Ervin Gates, born 1859 in NY.

+   291   iii.     Emma Lucy Gates, born 25 Feb 1861 in NY; died 20 Sep 1934.

     292   iv.     Minnie Gates, born abt. 1862 in NY.  She married Lee Beaty.

     293    v.     Lida Gates, born abt. 1865 in NY.  She married Rush Wescott.

     294   vi.     Everett Gates, born 1867 in NY.

      94.  David10 Gates (Ruth Hannah9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Jan 1838 in Schoharie Co., NY, and died 06 Dec 1917 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Ellen E. Woodworth abt. 1872.  She was born May 1842 in NY.

 

More About David Gates:

Burial: 08 Dec 1917, Middleburgh Cem., Middleburgh, NY

Occupation: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Farmer

Property: Bet. 1872 - 1873, 100 acres in Franklinton

Residence 1: Bet. 1872 - 1873, Franklinton, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: 1900, Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 3: 1910, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Ellen E. Woodworth:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Middleburgh, NY

     

Children of David Gates and Ellen Woodworth are:

     295     i.     ______11 Gates, born abt. 1875.

     296    ii.     ______ Gates, born abt. 1877.

     297   iii.     Walter H. Gates, born abt. 1878.

     298   iv.     ______ Gates, born abt. 1880.

      96.  Matilda10 Gates (Ruth Hannah9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1840 in Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1925.  She married Thomas Wood 07 Mar 1860 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.  He was born 1836, and died 1917.

 

More About Matilda Gates:

Burial: Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: Mar 1860, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Thomas Wood:

Burial: Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: Mar 1860, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of Matilda Gates and Thomas Wood are:

+   299     i.     John11 Wood, born abt. 1862.

     300    ii.     Orin P. Wood, born 1865; died 1866 in Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Orin P. Wood:

Burial: Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

      100.  William A.10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 18 Mar 1828 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 1907 in East Canton, Bradford Co., PA.  He married Dorinda Elizabeth Mills Feb 1849 in Bradford Co., PA, daughter of Joseph Mills and Sophia Savacool.  She was born 13 Oct 1831 in NY, and died 18 Mar 1874 in East Canton, Bradford Co., PA.

 

Notes for William A. Porter:

INDENTURE BETWEEN Latney D. Porter & William Porter (dated 17 Sep 1849)

Land described as "Beginning at a Beech sapling thence north 83 perches to a post, thence west 171 perches to a post by Battin's Mill-seat, thence by said Mill-seat south 17 perches to a Beech thence west 3 perches, to a post, thence south 70 perches to a post and stones, thence along an old tract line east 174 perches to the place of beginning.  Containing 84 acres and the usual allowance of 6% and being the southeast part of a tract of land in the warrantee name of Catherine Eck and being part of the same tract of land which James Armstrong purchased of Abraham Taylor, treasurer of Lycoming County as appears by said Treasurer's Deed, dated the third day of September A.D. 1822 and by a conveyance down to the said L.D. Porter the present grantor by deed bearing date the 3rd day of June A.D. 1848 recorded at Laporte in Sullivan County in Deed Book A, page 68."

 

More About William A. Porter:

Burial: 1907, East Canton Cem., Canton Twp., Bradford Co., PA

Occupation: Bet. 1849 - 1907, Farmer

Real Estate: 17 Sep 1849, 84 acres in Fox Twp.

Residence 1: 1850, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence 2: Bet. 1860 - 1880, LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA

Residence 3: Bet. 1880 - 1907, Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Dorinda Elizabeth Mills:

Burial: 20 Mar 1874, East Canton Cem., Canton Twp., Bradford Co., PA

     

Children of William Porter and Dorinda Mills are:

+   301     i.     Mahala11 Porter, born 1853 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1910 in prob. Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   302    ii.     Rosalia Porter, born Aug 1855 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 04 Oct 1906 in Bradford Co., PA.

+   303   iii.     Joseph D. Porter, born Feb 1858 in LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died 1922.

+   304   iv.     Henrietta Porter, born Feb 1861 in LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died Aft. 1930 in Sunbury, Northumberland Co., PA.

+   305    v.     May Effie Porter, born Aug 1865 in LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died 1936.

+   306   vi.     William C. Porter, born Aug 1868 in LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died abt. 1938 in Heyburn, Cassia Co., ID.

+   307  vii.     Lena Porter, born 1871 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

      101.  Nathan L.10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 07 Jan 1830 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 17 Sep 1865 in Wheelerville, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Sarah Isabell Cooper 1853 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of James Cooper and Isabell Neil.  She was born 19 May 1833 in Quebec, Quebec Province, Canada, and died 09 Feb 1883 in Ramsay, Anoka Co., MN.

 

Notes for Nathan L. Porter:

Entering the West Hill Cem., the Porter family occupies the first lot, with Nathan's grave in the first plot.

 

INDENTURE BETWEEN L.D. & Saphrona Porter & Nathan L. Porter

bounded as "Beginning at a beech in the corner of land owned by John Battin thence north 83 perches to a post, thence by land of said L.D. Porter west 53 perches to a stone pile by the state road, thence along said road in a southerly direction 45 perches to a stone pile, thence by land of said Porter east 16 perches to a beech stump, thence south 12 (degrees) east 50 perches to a stump, thence by land of Aaron Brown east 47 perches to the place of beginning--containing 28 acres, more or less, being a part of a tract of land in the warrantee name of Catherine Eck."

 

More About Nathan L. Porter:

Burial: 18 Sep 1865, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Cause of Death: crushed while falling a tree; brothers Daniel and Harvey were present

Education: 1860, Could not read or write

Occupation: Bet. 1848 - 1860, Farm laborer; woodsman

Real Estate: 1860, $300 - real; $324 - personal

Residence: Bet. 1843 - 1865, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

Notes for Sarah Isabell Cooper:

Soon after Nathan's death, Sarah made a decision to move west.  Her parents had left Canton Twp., Bradford Co., traveling to Anoka Co., MN.  When the Civil War ended, Aaron, Charles and John Porter accompanied their widowed sister-in-law on the move west in hopes of finding work that winter to hold them over until Spring.  Aaron decided to stay in the area of Ramsay Co., MN; his brothers returned to Shunk.  Another trip west was planned a few years later.  This time John took his brother Latney with him.  He decided to stop in Bingham Co., ID and Latney settled in Pocatello, ID.

 

More About Sarah Isabell Cooper:

Burial: 11 Feb 1883, Trott Brook Cem., Anoka Co., MN

     

Children of Nathan Porter and Sarah Cooper are:

+   308     i.     Clarissa Emaline11 Porter, born 24 Mar 1854 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 11 Apr 1875 in Ramsay, Anoka Co., PA.

+   309    ii.     Rosabell A. Porter, born Jan 1857 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1900 in prob. Stearns Co., MN.

+   310   iii.     Dora Isabell Porter, born 28 Jun 1859 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 11 Apr 1904 in Anoka, Anoka Co., MN.

+   311   iv.     Clarence Arlington Porter, born Jan 1862 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 05 Jan 1909 in Duluthe, St. Louis Co., MN.

     312    v.     Bertha E. Porter, born 28 Apr 1864 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 08 Apr 1875 in Anoka Co., MN.

 

More About Bertha E. Porter:

Burial: 10 Apr 1875, Trott Brook Cem., Anoka Co., MN

Cause of Death: scarlet fever

      102.  Daniel P.10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 13 Nov 1832 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 27 Jan 1897 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Emeline Fidelia Sargeant 29 Aug 1858 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of James Sargent and Hannah Benson.  She was born 16 Nov 1840 in Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., PA, and died 13 Apr 1926 in Gillett, Bradford Co., PA.

 

Notes for Daniel P. Porter:

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 05 Mar 1896 ed.:

Daniel Porter, of Shunk, was stricken with paralysis on the afternoon of February 22nd while at work in the yard at his home.  He was able to crawl to the house on his hands and knees, speak once to his wife and has since lain speechless and powerless.  Dr. Gamble is in attendance and the patient is slowly recovering under his care.

 

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 12 Mar 1896 ed.:

Daniel Porter, who was stricken with paralysis recently, has not yet recovered the use of his limbs or the power of speech.  What the outcome will be is hard to tell, but all wish for the speedy recovery of the unfortunate man.

 

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 26 Mar 1896 ed.:

Daniel Porter's condition has changed but little up to this writing from the date of the paralytic stroke some weeks ago.  He is still helpless and speechless.

 

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 23 Apr 1896 ed.:

Daniel Porter is gradually recovering from a paralytic stroke.

 

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 17 Feb 1898 ed.:

Shunk - Daniel Porter died at his home on Thursday, funeral by Elder Davidson on Sunday.  He was 66 years old.

 

Sullivan Co., PA Deed Book DD, Page 441

INDENTURE BETWEEN Daniel Porter and Samuel Battin

Property described as "beginning at a hemlock at the northwest corner of land surveyed in the warrantee name of Matthew McConnell, thence east along the warrant line of land surveyed in the name of William Gray 90 perches to a stake and stones, thence south by lands of Samuel Battin and A.J. Eaton 93 1/2 perches to a stake and stones a corner of James A. Sargent's lot, thence west along said Sargent line 90 perches to the warrant line of land surveyed to Samuel Hilegas, thence north along said warrant line 93 perches to the place of beginning--containing 53 1/2 acres of land be the same more or less, it being part of a tract which the said Samuel Battin bought of E. Siler and is recorded in the office for recording Deeds in and for the County of Lycoming in Deed Book DD, page 441 the 4th day of June A.D. 1845."

 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Daniel P. Porter

   I, Daniel Porter, of the township of Fox, in the county of Sullivan and State of Pennsylvania, married yeoman, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby making void all former wills by me made at any time heretofore.  And First, I direct that my body be decently interred in the cemetery at Shunk, alongside of my son, Barton Porter, as to such property as it has pleased God to "intrust" me with I dispose of the same as follows, viz:

   First, I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my Executors hereinafter named out of any money that may be or property or "comming", or owing to me as soon after my death, as it is convenient for them to pay the same.

   Second, To my dear wife Emaline Fidelia Porter, for the love and affection and other good reasons in being kind to me heretofore, I give devise and bequeath to her all of my right titles and interest in to or out of the same whatsoever to deed or will the same.  My farm of 50 acres at any time she desires and to "whome" she will.  Also two horses, two cows.  Also wagons, sleds & sleighs, mowing machine, and all farming implements.

   Third, I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Lydia R. Porter, one cow.

   Fourth, to my Daughter, Mrs. Minnie V. Jones, I give devise and bequeath $2.00 in money.

   Fifth, to my Son, Martin Porter, I give devise and bequeath to him the sum of $1.00 in money.

   Sixth, to my Daughter Laura Jeni Faulkner, I give devise and bequeath the sum of $1.00 in money.    Seventh, to my Son, James Latney Porter, the sum of $1.00 in money.

   Eighth, to my son, Wallace J. Porter, I give devise and bequeath the sum of $1.00 in money.

   Ninth, to my grandDaughter, Eliza F. Porter, I give devise and bequeath the sum of $1.00. 

   And I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Friend A.B. Kilmer and Brother Charles N. Porter, sole Executors of this, my last will and testament written on one sheet of legal cap paper but on this two pages thereof, set my hand and seal, this twenty Eighth day of December A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety Six.     "X" (Daniel Porter's mark)        Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Daniel Porter as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request in the presence of the said testator and of each other.                                         (The marks of) William C. Pollock, Wallace Porter and A. B. Kilmer.

 

According to an affidavit of William C. Pollock, a neighbor who lived about 1/4 of a mile from Daniel's home stated that "Mrs. Porter always lived with [Daniel] and took care of him until his death, which occurred the 27th day of January 1897.  He died a little before noon of said day.  John T. Wiliams, J.C. Forrest and myself laid him out for buryal."  Emeline stated in her affidavit that Daniel's funeral expenses totaled to be $53.00 and his property was assessed at $187 and his personal property assessed at $61.00 at the last assessment.  Isaac Williams stated that "he had known Daniel and Emeline ever since they were small children and had always lived in the same township as they, that they were always married and that Emeline had never remarried."

 

Other persons writing statements affecting the pension were Evert M. Letts, Olive M. White, Warren H. Fanning and Reuben Brown.  Anthony B. Kilmer was the Justice of Peace who signed most of the written statements.  On 18 Mar 1895 Daniel appointed E. J. Cleveland of Canton, PA as his attorney "to prosecute before any Department, or the Courts or Committees of Congress of the United States until final completion, for me, my claim for pension now pending before the Board of Revision for Reduction."  As is noticeable, Daniel had obtained his attorney on 21 Jan 1897 to process his claim and died on the 27th.

 

More About Daniel P. Porter:

Burial: 28 Jan 1897, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Cause of Death: heart failure

Medical Information: had "fair complexion, brown hair and grey eyes", "incurred Rheumatism and resulting disease of heart, which had resulted in Apoplexy caused by exposure and hardships incident to Army life"

Mil. Branch/Co./Unit: Bet. 08 Dec 1864 - 14 Jul 1865, Co. H 67th PA Vol Inf; served under Capt. George W. Griffin

Military service: Bet. 08 Dec 1864 - 14 Jul 1865, Middletown, Danville, Hall's Hill, VA; Washington, DC

Occupation 1: Bet. 1848 - 1852, Woodsman; farm laborer

Occupation 2: Bet. 1852 - 1897, Farmer

Real Estate 1: Bet. 04 Jun 1845 - 1853, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA - abt. 53 1/2 acres

Real Estate 2: 1860, Real - $100; Personal - $150

Real Estate 3: 1870, Real - $250; Personal - $300

Real Estate 4: Aft. Jan 1897, Assessment - Real - $187; Personal - $61.00

Residence 1: Bet. 1832 - 1843, Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1843 - 1897, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Will: 28 Dec 1896, Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Emeline Fidelia Sargeant:

Burial: 16 Apr 1926, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Daniel Porter and Emeline Sargeant are:

+   313     i.     Laura Jane11 Porter, born 22 Jun 1859 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 01 Jul 1936 in Gillett, S. Creek Twp., Bradford Co., PA.

+   314    ii.     Martin Charles Porter, born abt. 1861 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   315   iii.     James Latney Porter, born 30 Sep 1864 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 25 Jun 1960 in Gillett, Bradford Co., PA.

+   316   iv.     Minnie Victoria Porter, born 12 Jul 1869 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1926 in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA.

     317    v.     Wallace James Porter, born 21 Aug 1875 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Jan 1967 in Roseville, Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA.  He married (1) Julie Thorpe 1903; born 1882 in PA.  He married (2) Louise C. St. James abt. 1908 in Tioga Co., PA; born in Long Island, NY; died 17 Sep 1945.  He married (3) Fanny E. Armstrong abt. 1921; born 27 Oct 1901 in Roseville, Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA; died Jan 1978.

 

Notes for Wallace James Porter:

Wallace was listed as a widow in the 1920 census of Sullivan Twp., Tioga Co., PA.

 

More About Wallace James Porter:

Burial: 17 Jan 1967, Watson Cem., Roseville, Tioga Co., PA

Residence 1: 1920, Sullivan Twp., Tioga Co., PA (with niece Eliza F. Porter)

Residence 2: 1930, South Creek Twp., Bradford Co., PA

Social Security Number: 196-40-7043 (PA)

 

More About Julie Thorpe:

Residence: 1930, South Creek Twp., Bradford Co., PA

 

More About Louise C. St. James:

Burial: 19 Sep 1945, Watson Cem., Roseville, Tioga Co., PA

 

More About Fanny E. Armstrong:

Name 2: Porter, Fannie

Burial: Aft. Jan 1978, Watson Cem., Roseville, Tioga Co., PA (funeral home marker)

Crem./Burial: Aft. Jan 1978, Buried under a small tree

Social Security Number: 164-42-3511 (PA)

 

+   318   vi.     Lydia Ann Porter, born 18 May 1878 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Nov 1946 in Tioga, Tioga Co., PA.

     319  vii.     Barton Addison Porter, born Jan 1881 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 02 Oct 1936 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.

 

Notes for Barton Addison Porter:

Mansfield, PA - MANSFIELD OBSERVER, 04 Oct 1936 ed.:

PORTER, Barton, age 55, died Friday October 2, 1936 at a Sayre, Pa. hospital.  He is survived by two brothers; Wallace of Roseville, Pa. and J. L. Porter of Gillett; and a sister, Mrs. Lydia A. Forrest of Mansfield.  The funeral will be held at the Roseville Baptist Church Monday at 2 P.M.  Burial will be at the Roseville Cemetery in Roseville, Pa.

 

More About Barton Addison Porter:

Burial: 05 Oct 1936, Watson Cem., Roseville, Tioga Co., PA

Medical Information: died at Robert Packer Hospital

Residence: 1930, South Creek Twp., Bradford Co., PA

      103.  Harvey Y.10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 22 Sep 1835 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 07 Dec 1917 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Deborah Brown abt. 1860, daughter of John Brown and Deborah Wilcox.  She was born 19 Dec 1845 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA, and died 07 Jun 1916 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Harvey Y. Porter:

ESTATE OF HARVEY Y. PORTER - Letters Testamentary

I, Harvey Y. Porter, of Wheelerville, Pa in the County of Sullivan and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory, hereby make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.  First, I order and direct that my Executor hereinafter named pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.  Second, after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath to each of my grandchildren, Irvin Brown, Floyd Parrish, Harvey T. Parrish and James H. Parrish the sum of $25.00 (twenty-five dollars).  The balance of my estate to be divided equally among my four children - John L. Porter, Charley Porter, Matilda Porter (nee Porter) and Neva Brown (nee Porter).  Lastly, I made, constitute and appoint James H. Parrish to be Executor of this, my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 20th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen.  (signed) Harvey Y. Porter

 

The instrument was, on the day of the date thereof signed, published and declared by the said testator Harvey Y. Porter to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses, in his presence and in the presence of each Other.  Witnesses: Miss Hazel Leighton; Miss Velma Fanning

 

And now to wit: January 4, 1918, due proof of the death of Harvey Y. Porter, late of the Township of Fox, in the County of Sullivan in the state of Pennsylvania, who died on December 7, 1917 having been filed, and due proof of his last Will and Testament having been made, said Will is admitted to Probate and Letters Testamentary were in due form of law granted to James H. Parrish, Executor, to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of said decedent, he having first been duly sworn and qualified according to law.  Albert F. Heess, Register of Wills

 

More About Harvey Y. Porter:

Burial: 10 Dec 1917, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1900, Farmer

Residence: Bet. 1843 - 1917, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Will: 20 Oct 1917, Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Deborah Brown:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Harvey Porter and Deborah Brown are:

+   320     i.     Henrietta11 Porter, born 12 Jul 1861 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 13 Sep 1892 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

     321    ii.     Charles S. Porter, born 02 May 1863 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 21 May 1934.

 

More About Charles S. Porter:

Burial: May 1934, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

     322   iii.     Nathan M. Porter, born 28 Apr 1867 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 18 Aug 1880 in Wheelerville, Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Nathan M. Porter:

Burial: Aug 1880, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

     323   iv.     John L. Porter, born 08 Jul 1870 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 29 May 1946 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Jennie Belle VanHorn 03 Oct 1912 in Wheelerville, Sullivan Co., PA - Anthony B. Kilmer, Justice of Peace; born 1867 in Granville Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died 07 Feb 1938 in Wheelerville, Sullivan Co., PA (murdered).

 

More About John L. Porter:

Burial: 31 May 1946, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence: 1930, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

Notes for Jennie Belle VanHorn:

In September 1982 I first learned about the murder of Jennie.  After having many conversations with elderly residents of Shunk and reading the many headline stories of the incident appearing in the Canton INDEPENDENT-SENTINEL, the Towanda DAILY REVIEW, the SULLIVAN REVIEW and the Elmira, NY STAR-GAZETTE, I put together a summary of those stories.  I was later told that this murder was one written about in the DETECTIVE STORY magazines of the 1930's, but as of this writing have been unable to obtain a copy of the publication -- comment of R. J. Porter (c. 2004).

 

The Murder of Jennie Belle Porter

On 7 Feb 1838 John and Jennie Porter were having dinner at their home in Wheelerville, PA.  Their house was quite a distance from the main road that runs from Wheelerville to Shunk (Rt. 154).  After John had finished his meal, he went down the road to mail a letter, for that was where the nearest mailbox was located.  He wasn't gone more than half an hour, from 3:30 to 4:00 P.M.  When he returned to his home, John spotted a large pool of blood on the kitchen floor, followed the trail into the bedroom and there found the body of his wife sprawled around the heater.  He called her name several times and after getting no answer and then feeling no pulse, discovered that she was dead.  He immediately notified the coroner, who came from Dushore.  Dr. Joseph F. Dreier, after examining the woman's body, by only one small oil lamp, pronounced her death as "from a cerebral hemorrhage", stating that he surmised that "she had a stroke, fell and hit her head on the table and then after bleeding for a short time, made her way to the bedroom, where she stood over the heater, where she died."  He then released the body for burial "with the distinct understanding and only on the condition that he (the undertaker) would look the body over thoroughly in embalming it and notify him immediately if he discovered anything suspicious."  The body was taken to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy, PA.  While the son, R. Soper, Jr., was preparing the body, he noticed what seemed to be a bullet hole behind the right ear and summoned his father, who immediately notified the authorities.  This was the beginning of a week-long search for a "mystery killer", as the papers termed the assailant.  Sullivan and Bradford County authorities worked together on this case, trying to come up with clues, which there were actually few to go on.  They couldn't find a bullet in the wound, nor were there any powder burns in the hair, which signified that the woman was shot from a distance and while she was about to take a mouthful of food.  A small cut was found over the right eye, much like that from a knife.  It was thought to have been where the bullet may have passed through.  Investigators searched the entire room for a bullet hole, checking even the nail holes, which were quite numerous, to see if any one of them could have been the passage of the bullet to the outside.  At one time, it was thought that the bullet may have stopped at the under-layer of skin, the assailant noticing the great possibility of the bullet's identification value, cut the skin and rolled the ball out.  But after an autopsy was performed by Dr. Charles H. DeWan, on staff at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, failed to turn up a bullet, he took the brain out of the skull and made x-rays, which then disclosed the site of the ball.  The bullet had ricocheted off of the upper eye orbit (bone above eyebrow) and rested at the top of the cranium.  Rumors were numerous and varied.  Some stated that the assailant placed his weapon through one of the broken windows.  Others believed that Jennie was killed for money and thought that Jennie had let the person into her home, he sitting a short distance behind her and fired as she was about to eat.  She would sew her money into her clothing, usually having very large amounts, at this time having over $400 in many large bills.  Her garb was usually made from burlap sacks and feed bags, what most people would call "miser's clothes".  John stated to the authorities that none of the money was missing.  But the detectives said that robbery must have been the motive.  After questioning the few neighbors that John had, as well as some other local residents, an inquest was held, in the kitchen of John's home, he and Wade Norton being witnesses and Lynn Carpenter, Gordon Morgan, Kenneth J. Frey, Edward W. Kaseman, Hausne Shoemaker and William Morgan being sworn as jurors.  One elderly woman stated that on the same afternoon, Ernest Hipple had stopped about 5:00 P.M. and asked her to keep his rifle until he called for it.  She asked him to stop by the Porter's and tell John that if there was anything that she could do, not to hesitate to ask.  (She had heard about the murder prior to Ernest's arrival.)  John stated that Ernest did not stop back that evening, but did say that Ernest was at his home earlier, in fact, when he had reached the main road from his home, he met the young man, the lad was carrying his gun as he usually had done previously.  He said that the two spoke for a few minutes and he went on his way to the mailing of his letter.  He looked back and noticed that Ernest had turned off the road into the woods, but took no notice of the fact.  After this was disclosed to the authorities and an investigation was made of the area spoke of, tracks were found which led to the rear of John's home.  The tracks were examined thoroughly.  The authorities also learned that Ernest was in the habit of carrying his rifle almost always as he walked the Wheelerville-Shunk road and that he usually made it a point to stop at the Porter's, sometimes twice a day.  John also made mention that he had a milk check stolen.  He stated that Ernest would stop at the mailbox and bring John his mail.  He had made a report to the milk company about the check.  Ernest was picked up a week after the murder, but as the papers stated, he wasn't charged, but was being held under suspicion.  It was learned that Ernest had been arrested five years prior to this, but had been paroled.  He was married and had a small child, but didn't lived with his family, who were understood to be somewhere near Muncy Valley.  He is said to visit them occasionally, but had spent most of his time with his parents in Wheelerville.  By Friday, 10 days after the murder, Ernest confessed to the killing of Jennie Porter.  In his confession he stated that he in fact stole the check, went to Canton and cashed it and bought liquor and thought that "the old lady knew I took it."  He stated that he "wanted some of the money he knew she had, so he could see his wife and child, who lived down Muncy way."  When asked why he had not killed John when they met on the main road, he said that "I had only one bullet in the gun.  Otherwise I would have."  Before he met John, he had just come from his home, picked up his cousin's English rifle, but discovered there were no bullets.  He searched the house and found one in a saucer in a cupboard.  He then met with John.  He said that after he departed from John, he started for his own home, then cut off the road into the woods, thinking that no one had seen him.  "I went to the back of the house and tried the rear door.  It was locked and so I knocked on it.  Jennie opened the door and said "Oh, it's you."  When I got inside, I sat behind her on some feed sacks that were piled in the corner.  Jennie had commenced her meal.  I put the gun to my shoulder, took aim at her, and for a few seconds became quite dizzy.  Then I shot her.  She slumped over and fell on the floor next to her chair.  Then I got scared.  I started to look for the money and then got really scared, knowing that John would be along any time.  I dragged her body to the bedroom by her feet, then locked the rear door from which I had been invited and went out the side door.  I ran into the woods behind the barn and out past where John's other house is.  I had stopped at that house for some time and didn't speak to anyone.  I then proceeded to the old lady up the road.  She asked me to stop at John's on my way home to tell him that if there was anything she could do to let her know.  I was scared and didn't go back.  I went right home."

 

SULLIVAN REVIEW, 26 Apr 1939 ed.:

Ernest Hipple, 22 years old, of Wheelerville, who was convicted in the Sullivan County courts for the killing of Mrs. Jennie Porter of Shunk, on February 7th, 1938, was electrocuted, Monday morning, April 24th, at Rockview penitentiary.  He walked into the death chamber without assistance and calmly seated himself in the electric chair, at 12:31 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  The current was applied in 40 seconds and he was pronounced dead three minutes later.  He was preceded to the electric chair by Rev. Father F.P. McCreesh, prison Catholic priest, who read the prayer for the dying which was repeated by Hipple.  Early Saturday morning Sheriff Obert took Hipple to the Rockview penitentiary, where he was confined in the death cell.  On Sunday he was visited by his mother, Mrs. Martha Hipple and sister Miss Myrtle Hipple and one brother Archie Hipple.  He has three brothers and four sisters, also a wife and son two years old.  His wife and son did not visit him.  After a priest visited the prisoners at the jail at Laporte and administered communion to them on Easter Sunday, Hipple expressed a desire for some spiritual guidance.  Later he was baptized and given communion.  Among those who witnessed the execution were Sheriff Ralph F. Obert, John Lumley, Republican County Chairman, Edward Meehan County Treasurer, Walter Baumunk, County Commissioner.  The body was claimed by his mother and was removed to an undertaking parlor at Williamsport, on Wednesday.  He was buried in the cemetery at Shunk.

SUMMARY - On Monday afternoon, February 7th John Porter found the lifeless body of his wife at his home, upon his return from a visit with his neighbor.   He had been away from the house several hours.  Ernest Hipple of Wheelerville was at the Porter home earlier in the day, and left with Mr. Porter, about one o’clock.  Mr. Porter went to the mailbox about half a mile away to mail a letter, and then he went to the home of a neighbor where he remained for some time.  Hipple left Porter at the mailbox, and walked out through the woods, returning to the Porter home in a round about way.  Here he found Mrs. Porter sitting at a table eating her dinner.  In a confession he signed, he said he rapped at the door and Mrs. Porter opened it and said; “Oh it’its you.”  Hipple then entered the house and sat down in a corner back of Mrs. Porter where he remained for a short time and fired the shot which resulted in her death.  He then dragged her body into another room, became scared and ran away.  Tuesday afternoon Sheriff Obert of Laporte and Corporal Santee of the state Police of Towanda started their investigation.  Upon evidence produced they arrested Hipple on an open charge and lodged him in the county jail at Laporte to await the action of the coroner’s jury.  On Wednesday Coroner Joseph F. Dreier, M.D. of Dushore accompanied by Sheriff Obert and the State Police again visited the scene of the murder and empaneled the following jury; Lynn Carpenter Foreman, Gordon Morgan, Kenneth J. Frey, E.W. Kaseman, Payne Shoemaker and William Morgan.  After hearing the evidence they returned a verdict: "She came to her death by a bullet wound in her skull which was discharged from a gun in the hands of some unknown person.”  After signing his confession Hipple was placed under arrest for the murder of Mrs. Porter, the trial to take place at the April sessions.

 

One of the reporters of the Towanda DAILY REVIEW asked John for a photograph of his wife.  John stated that he had one somewhere and proceeded to search for it.  He took the reporter upstairs and the young man noticed that several of the windows were broke and that rags were pushed into the broken panes.  Rooms were filled to the ceiling with old bed frames, broken chairs, commodes, dressers, bed linens and old picture frames, one attracting his attention most of all.  Enclosed in the frame was a sheet of paper headed "ARTICLES OF THE CONFEDERACY".  John was in another room when the reporter noticed a photograph of a young lady with a group of children, some as big as she and John told him "that was Jennie when she taught at the North School."  John found one of her and "her first man".  They went downstairs to look through the album and turned up nothing.  John stated that he had chores to do and in the midst of these, the reporter took a picture of him and one of the house.  He also noticed that there were several cats roaming around.  "There was 29 at Jennie's last count," John told the young reporter.  The lad thought there were more, for you could find cats throughout the home, the barn and everywhere in-between.  John stated that the house was built by his father, Harvey, who willed it to him along with the Wade Norton residence.  He also acquired a .38 calibre rifle, which was checked by the investigators during the initial investigation, which was found to have not been fired for several years.  The reporter didn't get the picture of the deceased woman, but did get a great deal of background information on the elderly couple and their home.

 

The following appeared in Greene's HISTORIC HODGE-PODGE, pages 110-11.  Notice that the date is incorrect, but the remainder of the information has been corroborated by other records.  "February 19, 1938, a murder occurred in Fox Township that brought sorrow to many friends of the victim and sympathy to relatives of the misguided young man, father of a small family, who committed the crime.  Employment was scarce at this time and Ernest Hipple tried to provide for his family by trapping fur-bearing animals.  He often called at the Porter home near Wheelerville where he was welcomed.  Mr. and Mrs. John Porter were reported to have a large sum of money in their home.  Ernest Hipple, a frequent visitor at Porter's, accompanied Mr. Porter, who was going to Wheelerville's Post Office.  Making an excuse of visiting traps, his tracks in the snow revealed that he returned to the Porter home, entered and shot Mrs. Porter in the back of the head with a bullet from a .22 calibre rifle.  Returning home, Mr. Porter found his wife dead and supposed she had died from a cerebral hemorrhage.  The undertaker, embalming the body, discovered the wound and the autopsy found the bullet.  Accused of the crime, the young man made a confession, revealing that robbery was the motive.  Hipple was tried by the Sullivan County Court, found guilty and sentenced to death in the electric chair at Rock View Prison.  He is buried in the West Hill Cemetery near the graves of his victim and her husband."

 

More About Jennie Belle VanHorn:

Burial: 10 Feb 1938, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

Occupation: School Teacher in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence: 1930, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   324    v.     Matilda A. Porter, born 10 Feb 1875 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Dec 1942 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

     325   vi.     Corwin L. Porter, born 18 May 1881 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 04 Jun 1904 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Corwin L. Porter:

NOTE: While reading the following news stories, play close attention to the differences in name spellings and opinions as well as to the reasoning and accounts of the tragic death of Corwin.  The misrepresentations were just as prevalent in the early years as they are today. -- R. J. Porter

 

ELMIRA DAILY ADVERTISER; 08 Jun 1904 ed., pg. 10:

CANTON - Fatal Shooting at Shunk Last Friday Night - The Murderer in Jail

Canton, Pa., June 7

Elmer Tinklepaugh, an itinerant tinker, shot and killed Cornwell Porter while under the influence of liquor at Shunk last Friday night, shortly after the close of a public dance at that place.  Tinklepaugh was arrested and is now lodged in the county jail at Laporte.  The shooting is said to have been entirely without provocation, and local public opinion is strongly against the prisoner, whose reputation is of a rather questionable nature.  Several other differences were settled the same night and a 'rough house' seemed to be the rule from start to finish.

 

ELMIRA DAILY ADVERTISER; 10 Jun 1904 ed., pg. 8:

BELOW THE PENNSYLVANIA LINE

Corwin Porter, of Shunk, Sullivan County, lies dead, the result of a bullet fired from a revolver by a man named Tinklepaugh as the two lay struggling on the ground on Saturday morning.  Porter never regained consciousness.  Tinklepaugh is confined in the jail at Laporte.

 

Harry M. Greene's HISTORIC HODGE-PODGE:

OUR FEW MURDERS

In the spring of 1902 an eccentric character by the name of Elmer Elsworth Washington Tinklepaugh, living alone at Shunk, fired a shotgun into a crowd of youths who were molesting him, killing Corbin Porter.  Tinklepaugh was adjudged insane and confined in a state institution.

 

More About Corwin L. Porter:

Burial: 06 Jun 1904, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Obituary/Death Notice 1: 08 Jun 1904, ELMIRA ADVERTISER - Elmira, NY

Obituary/Death Notice 2: 09 Jun 1904, SULLIVAN REVIEW - Dushore, PA

Obituary/Death Notice 3: 10 Jun 1904, ELMIRA ADVERTISER - Elmira, NY

 

+   326  vii.     Minerva L. Porter, born 22 Mar 1885 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 25 Jan 1953.

      104.  Miner F.10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1836 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 29 Sep 1864 in Chaffins Farm, Henrico Co., VA.  He married Anna Brown 11 Sep 1859 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of John Brown and Deborah Wilcox.  She was born 1843 in Fox Center, Lycoming Co., PA, and died 30 Apr 1880 in Williamsburg, Chemung Co., NY.

 

Notes for Miner F. Porter:

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION - Estate of Miner F. Porter (Book 1, Page 240): And now to wit January 5, 1866 at the instance of Charles Hoagland, a creditor of the estate, citation issued to Anna Hughes, widow of Miner F. Porter, deceased, commanding her to appear and take Letters of Administration to administer upon the Estate of her late husband Miner F. Porter, deceased, late of Forks Township, returnable at his office at Laporte on Tuesday the 13th day of Feby at 1 o'clock P.M.  Served the within citation on the within named Anna Hughes by handing her a true and attested copy of the within citation on the 11th day of January 1866.  -- (signed) L.D. Porter  

 

Personally appeared before me the above named L.D. Porter and after being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth that the above is a true return of the service of the within.-- Jan 15 '66  (signed) S.D. Johnson, J.P.

 

And now to wit Feb 15, 1866, Anna Hughes late widow of Miner F. Porter or no persons for her appearing in answer to the above citation, Letters of Administration were in due form of law granted to Charles Hoagland to administer the goods, and chattels, rights and credits of the said Miner F. Porter, deceased, he having first been duly sworn according to law and having given bond in the sum of $500.00 conditioned as the law directs with proper U.S. Rev. stamps attached with L.D. Porter and William Glidewell as his sureties.  -- (signed) C.C. Finch, Register

 

Inventory filed March 2nd 1866 - Appraisement of widow's share filed March 5/66

"Feby 28, 1868  Recpt of L.D. Porter, Guardian of Albert Porter for $262.12 1/2 being 2/3 of proceeds of sale of Real Est.  Also recpt for $131.06 being 1/3 of said proceeds of sale, the rest of which is for use of the widow during her life."

 

SUPPLEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES: Vol. 60, pgs. 30-1, 39-40:

The 58th PA Infantry was mustered into service on 13 Feb 1862 at Philadelphia, PA, commanded by Col. John Richter Jones.  Company B, of which Miner was a member, was stationed at Chaffin's Farm, VA from Sep - Oct 1864.  On 28 Sep "the company crossed to the north side of the James River and charged the Rebel works at Fort Harrison on Chaffin's Farm, Virginia, losing Captain Theodore Blakeley, company commander, two corporals and one private killed, and one sergeant and six privates wounded."  (Miner was one of the corporals killed.)

 

More About Miner F. Porter:

Burial: 01 Oct 1864, Chaffins Farm, Henrico Co., VA

Cause of Death: wounded in battle; died that evening

Military service: Bet. 13 Feb 1862 - 29 Sep 1864, 58th PA Inf. Co B

     

Child of Miner Porter and Anna Brown is:

+   327     i.     Albert W.11 Porter, born 17 Oct 1860 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

      105.  Dency Ann10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1839 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 31 Mar 1912 in Benton, Columbia Co., PA.  She married (1) Timothy Howard 02 Feb 1864 in Trout Run, Lycoming Co., PA.  He was born 1817 in MA, and died 10 Mar 1875 in Proctor, Lycoming Co., PA.  She married (2) Barton S. Porter 22 Feb 1876.  He was born 1827 in PA, and died 28 Nov 1898 in Mill Creek, Lycoming Co., PA.

 

Notes for Dency Ann Porter:

There was a receipt from the Benton Marble and Granite Works which stated they charged $15.00 for the erection of a headstone upon Dency's grave in the Waller Cemetery on 24 Jun 1912.

 

More About Dency Ann Porter:

Burial: Apr 1912, Waller Cem. Benton, Columbia Co., PA

 

More About Timothy Howard:

Burial: 13 Mar 1875, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Residence: 1870, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

Marriage Notes for Dency Porter and Timothy Howard:

Dency also stated in her affidavit that she and Timothy "were married near Trout Run, Lycoming County, PA on 2 February 1864 by a Justice of Peace whose name I not recall, he made out a certificate but my husband did not call for it and the Justice died soon after.  My husband Howard and I lived together as man and wife until his death...I had never been previously married."

 

Notes for Barton S. Porter:

I have not been able to find who his parents are, even though I have searched through the census records of Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Co., PA.  I have often thought that he may have been a descendant of Uel Porter, an early settler of Granville Twp., Bradford Co., PA, but I have found no record of his birth, death, burial or marriage to his first wife, Sarah, by whom he had children.  These children were recorded in the pension file of Timothy Howard, per affidavits signed by Dency stating that there were children from Barton’s previous marriage, but all were over 16 years of age.

 

More About Barton S. Porter:

Burial: 01 Dec 1898, Bear Creek Burial Ground, Columbia Co., PA

Medical Information: died at 8 pm.

Mil. Service: Bet. 12 Sep 1864 - 31 May 1865, Co J 207 PA Inf. (Discharge Rank - Pvt.)

Occupation: Farmer in Lycoming Co., PA

Residence 1: Jun 1890, Mill Creek, Lycoming Co., PA

Residence 2: Bet. 1870 - 1898, Plunketts' Creek, Lycoming Co., PA

     

Child of Dency Porter and Timothy Howard is:

     328     i.     Theodocia11 Howard, born 1862 in PA.

 

More About Theodocia Howard:

Residence: 1870, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

      106.  Charles Newton10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 17 Apr 1841 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 26 Sep 1917 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (1) Henrietta Williams 05 Nov 1866 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of Henry Williams and Christina Rightmire.  She was born 24 Sep 1842 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 22 Feb 1871 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (2) Rebecca Kilmer 1872 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of Peter Kilmer and Lutica Scudder.  She was born Dec 1848 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 1944.

 

Notes for Charles Newton Porter:

Thomas J. Ingham HISTORY OF SULLIVAN COUNTY, pgs. 129-130

CHARLES N. PORTER - Among the brave men who helped to make up the quota of soldiers sent by Pennsylvania to the defense of the Union in the dark days of the Rebellion was the subject of this sketch, now a leading agriculturist of Fox township, Sullivan county.  He made an honorable record by his gallant service and in the paths of peace he has proved himself equally worthy of the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens.  He was born in Schoharie county, New York, where his ancestors made their home many years ago.  Latney D. Porter, our subject's father, was born and reared in the town of Broome, that county, and was married there to Miss Mahala Loose, a native of the same county.  In 1842 he removed to this section, having received by will a tract of land in Sullivan county, from a relative of his wife.  Later he bought other tracts in Fox township, and at the time of his death he owned a large amount of land.  His wife died when our subject was but three years old.  Of their other children the first died in infancy; Wiliam is a farmer in Lycoming county, Pennsylvania; Nathan, formerly a resident of Fox township, who was killed by a falling tree; Daniel, a farmer in Fox township, who died in 1897; Harvey, a farmer in Fox township; Densey, wife of B. S. Porter, a farmer in Lycoming county; and Miner, who married Annie Brown and settled in Fox township, Sullivan county, but met a soldier's death at Fort Garrison, on October 1, 1864, while serving in Compnay B, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  Our subject was brought to Sullivan county when a babe and was educated chiefly in the schools of Fox township.  On October 18, 1861, at the age of twenty, he enlisted in Company B, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, for three years, under Captain Metcalf, and during his term he took part in many severe battles in Virginia and North Carolina.  He returned home in the fall of 1864 and in the following year went to Minnesota and spent a winter working as a lumberman in the woods.  Since that time he has been engaged in general farming in Sullivan county and has besides conducted a grocery store in Shunk for a year and has filled numerous contracts for buildings and similar work.  He owns about one hundred and fifty acres of land, much of it under cultivation, and has devoted considerable attention to stock-raising.  Politcally he is a steadfast Republican, and among the offices which he has held we may mention those of constable, overseer of the poor and commissioner of the township; and he has served on the election board at various times as judge and cleark, while his interest in educational affairs has been shown by several years of effective work as school director.  Socially he and his family are prominent and he belongs to the P. of I. and the P.O.S. of A., being a charter member of the latter society at Shunk.  Mr. Porter was married to Miss Henrietta Williams, November 5, 1866, in Fox township.  She was a daughter of Henry Williams, and her death took place in 1871.  Our subject was married a second time, his bride on this occasion being Miss Rebecca Kilmer, a native of Fox township, Sullivan county, and a daughter of Peter Kilmer.  By the first union he had two children: Myrtie, the wife of Morris E. Morgan, a farmer in Fox township; and Henry, who died in infancy.  By his second marriage there are three children: Otus, a farmer living on the homestead; Orwell, who married Miss Eva Brown and resides on a farm in Fox township; and Harry E., at home.  Mrs. Myrtie Morgan has six children: Lenora, eleven years of age; Floyd, nine years; Henrietta, seven years; Daniel, four years; Leon, two years; and Agnes, three months."

 

 

 

ESTATE OF CHARLES NEWTON PORTER - Letters Testamentary

I, Charles N. Porter, of Fox Township, in the County of Sullivan and the State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory & understanding, do make and publish this, my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at anytime heretofore made:  And first, I direct that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life and that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.  As to such estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows, viz: ITEM: I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Rebecca Porter, all my property, real, personal and mixed for and during the term of her natural life or so long as she remains my widow.  ITEM: At the death of my said wife, or on her remarriage, I give and devise unto my daughter Mertie, intermarried with M.E. Morgan, my farm situated in Fox Township, in the county of Sullivan in the state of Pennsylvania, known as the Samuel Hosier farm, on which she now resides, to her and her heirs forever.  ITEM: At the death of my said wife, or on her remarriage, I give and devise unto my son, Otis Porter, my farm situate in Fox Township, in the county of Sullivan in the state of Pennsylvania, known as the William Norton farm situate near Piatt to him and his heirs forever.  ITEM: At the death my said wife, or on her remarriage, I give and devise unto my son, Orwell Porter, my farm situate in Fox Township, in the county of Sullivan in the state of Pennsylvania, known as he John Dickinson farm, and conveyed to me by W.E. Porter and wife and Thos. E. Bullock and wife, to him and his heirs forever.  ITEM: At the death of my said wife, or on her remarriage, I give and devise unto my grandson, Rozelle Porter, my house and lot of land situate in Shunk, in Fox Township, in the county of Sullivan in the state of Pennsylvania, conveyed to me by W.E. Porter and wife, also my other lot a barn on it, also situate in Shunk, township of Fox, in the county of Sullivan in the state of Pennsylvania and conveyed to me by James Campbell and others, to him and his heirs forever.  ITEM: At the death of my said wife, or on her remarriage, I give and devise unto my two sons, Otis Porter and Orwell Porter, all my personal property, of whatever kind or description to be divided between them, share and share alike.  And I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son, Orwell Porter to be Executor of this, my last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of June A.D. 1917  (Signed) CHARLES N. PORTER  Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Charles N. Porter, as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who, at his request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator and of each other. (signatures of) T.S. Hickok; G.J. Williams  And now to wit: on Oct. 12, 1917, due proof of the death of Charles N. Porter, late of the Township of Fox in the county of Sullivan in the state of Pennsylvania, who died on Sept. 26, 1917 having been filed and due proof of his last Will and Testament having been made, said Will is admitted to Probate and Letters Testamentary were in due form of law granted to Orwell Porter, Executor to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of said decedent, he having first been duly sworn and qualified according to law.  Albert F. Heess, Register of Wills

 

More About Charles Newton Porter:

Burial: 29 Sep 1917, Brown Cem., Shunk, PA

Mil. Branch/Co./Unit: Bet. 18 Oct 1861 - 06 Nov 1864, Co B 58th PA Vol

Occupation: Bet. 1866 - 1899, Farmer

Offices Held: Election board as judge and clerk; County School Director

Political party: 1899, Republican

Will: 04 Jun 1917, Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Henrietta Williams:

Burial: 24 Feb 1871, Brown Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About Rebecca Kilmer:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Charles Porter and Henrietta Williams are:

+   329     i.     Myrta Christine11 Porter, born 15 Dec 1867 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 05 May 1948 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

     330    ii.     Henry S. Porter, born 31 Mar 1870 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 24 Apr 1872 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Henry S. Porter:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, PA 

 

Children of Charles Porter and Rebecca Kilmer are:

+   331     i.     Orwell L.11 Porter, born 17 Apr 1876 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 19 Jun 1931 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.

+   332    ii.     Charles Otis Porter, born 05 Apr 1874 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 18 Jan 1946.

     333   iii.     Harry E. Porter, born 30 Sep 1883 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 11 Feb 1902 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Harry E. Porter:

Burial: 13 Feb 1902, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Obituary/Death Notice: 20 Feb 1902, SULLIVAN REVIEW - Dushore, PA

      107.  John P.10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 14 Jun 1844 in Fox Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 26 Oct 1917 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.  He married Martha Jane Warburton 02 Sep 1867 in Bradford Co., PA, daughter of John Warburton and Hannah Mullan.  She was born Jun 1842 in Lycoming Co., PA, and died 16 Jul 1910 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

 

Notes for John P. Porter:

PROGRESSIVE MEN OF SOUTHERN IDAHO - Pages 195-7

JOHN P. PORTER - Not only a pioneer of pioneers of Bingham county, Idaho, but also one who fully demonstrated his patriotism and loyalty to his country by serving faithfully as a soldier in the great Civil war, and who is now pleasantly and prosperously located near Blackfoot, Idaho, John P. Porter is certainly entitled to something more than a mere mention in any volume treating of the progressive and representative men of the state.  He was born on June 14, 1844, in the rough coal-mining county of Sullivan, Pa., being a son of Latney and Sophronia (Brown) Porter.  The father, a son of William Porter, was born in 1806, in the state of New York, and in early life came to Sullivan county, Pa., then thickly covered with forest, and, being an energetic and public-spirited individual, he was not only engaged in extensive farming and lumbering operations, but was prominent in the Whig and Republican parties of his place and period.  The mother of our subject was a native of Massachusetts, and she is still living in vigorous mental and physical health at the age of seventy-eight years, on the old Sullivan county homestead, being the mother of twelve children.  John P. Porter was reared amid the primitive scenes and occupations connected with the establishment of civilization in the county of his birth, and was but sixteen years of age when the President's message, calling for volunteers to aid in the great struggle of the civil war, flashed over the wires of the country, and with patriotic fervor he at once enlisted, becoming a member of Company B, Fifty-eighth Infantry, serving three most momentous years in the historic Army of the Potomac, one year with the Eighteenth Army Corps, and being in many engagements and bloody battles, among them that historic one of Cold Harbor, and the bloody attack upon Petersburg, where his corps was the first in action and was also the first to plant the Union flag on Fort Harrison after its capture.  In this engagement Mr. Porter was in the greatest Danger his whole military life.  On June 24th, just at the close of the two hours' time in which the artillery were shelling the works at Petersburg, and while the troops were lying on the ground waiting for the signal to advance, he heard a sound, and, looking up, saw that the Confederates had charged in force and were within twenty feet of him.  In the struggle which ensued two Confederates dropped dead at his head and one at his feet, but he escaped uninjured.  After his honorable muster-out of service at the close of the war, Mr. Porter returned to Pennsylvania and there conducted farming and lumbering operations until 1869, when he made the first step in his westward course by going to Iowa, thirty months thereafter proceeding to Minnesota, where he remained one winter and then returned to Pennsylvania.  Three years later he emigrated to Nebraska for one year's residence, becoming a citizen of Saline for one year, and from that state went to Kansas and after two years started westward across the plains with an ox team and two cows, his destination being Washington Territory.  Upon arriving at the beautiful Blackfoot River in Idaho in July, 1880, he was so pleased with the place and its surroundings, and the opportunities presented, that he here took up a homestead of 160 acres, engaged in farming and stockraising, being the pioneer agriculturist in several departments of that great industry, for he was the first to dig an irrigating ditch, the first to cultivate crops and was among the very first to plant fruit trees on the west side of the Snake River.  From the very date of his arrival at this place Mr. Porter has been a forceful factor in everything that tends to the development of this section of the county and has been, as a consequence of his energetic and discriminating efforts, most highly prospered, also gaining and retaining the esteem and confidence of his associates and acquaintances.  In the circles of the Republican party he is known as an energetic worker, and he is also prominently connected with the Grand Army of the Republic organization.  On September 2, 1867, Mr. Porter married with Miss Martha J. Warburton, also a native of Sullivan county, Pa., and a daughter of John and Hannah (Mullen) Warburton, her father being a native of Liverpool, England, coming to Pennsylvania at the age of eleven years, there passing his entire subsequent life as an energetic business operator and an active Republican politician.  Mr. and Mrs. Porter had seven children, of whom Lillian E. and Walter E. are living, and the following are deceased: Estella, who is buried in Pennsylvania; America, who died in Iowa; an infant who passed away in Pennsylvania; Minor, who died in Kansas; Lowell, who is buried at Blackfoot, Idaho.  This memoir will be, perhaps, best completed by giving a detailed account of some of the experiences in battle that were the lot of Mr. Porter during his service in the Civil war.  They will speak most vividly to the people of the present generation of the perils encountered in the struggle to preserve the integrity of the Union and inculcate lessons of patriotism.  The first two years of Mr. Porter's military life were passed in Virginia and North Carolina.  His regiment then moved north and participated in many bloody battles and engagements, among them that of Cold Harbor, where they were encamped on the field.  They landed at Fortress Monroe on the morning of (9 Mar 1862) the day when the Monitor and the Merrimac met in their historic encounter.  Going to Norfolk, they assisted in the capture of that city.  Then they were at Suffolk, where they were quartered for the most part of the winter of 1862-3.  In the spring of 1863 they were sent to Newbern and on to Washington, NC, in this latter place passing the winter of 1863-4.  They were assigned to the Eighteenth Army Corps in the spring of 1864, joined General Butler, and were participants in the attack on Richmond which, on account of the dense fog, failed of success.  On June 3, 1984, occurred the momentous battle of Cold Harbor, in which they took effective part and Mr. Porter was in great danger.  On June 3d, behind the Rebels' breastworks, at break of day a charge was made, and, after being captured twice by the enemy and three times by Northern forces, Mr. Porter was struck twice by bullets, one on the arm and once on the leg, but not severely injured by either ball.  He laid under fire behind the works among the dead from morning until night with his head resting against one dead man's legs, lying across another body, while another's head pressed against his side.  On the 14th of June he was again in Petersburg and on June 24th, while on picket duty, between Appomattox and the Waldon Railroad, the Rebel shells played on them for two hours and then the Confederates charged in force.  Mr. Porter looking up from the trench discovered the Rebels within twenty feet of him.  He fell back, fired his gun at them, and in the struggle that ensued one man dropped dead across his feet, two Rebels dropped over the breastwork close by the head of Mr. Porter, and fired several shots so close to him that he could have pushed his finger into the muzzle of their guns.  Later, Mr. Porter was sent to gather up prisoners and was detailed as guard in front of the breastworks.  In climbing over the breastworks in fulfillment of his duty, then a very dangerous undertaking, he first put his canteen and haversack over, and, stepping back a few paces, he made a running jump and landed safely on the other side, but at the spot where he went over many bullets struck.  Landing in a field of grain, after lying for a few moments he crawled away through the grain and took up his outpost duty, which he safely carried out.  On the last day of September, at Fort Harrison, his brother, Miner F. Porter, was so severely injured by a shot that he died that evening.  On October 17, 1864, Mr. Porter was mustered out and returned home.  Two more brothers, Charles and Daniel, were in service, making four gallant soldiers for the Union from this one family.

 

More About John P. Porter:

Burial: 26 Oct 1917, Los Angeles National Cem., CA

Mil. Branch/Co./Unit: Bet. 1860 - 1863, Co B 58th PA Inf

Residence 1: 1880, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY

Residence 2: 1900, Rose, Bingham Co., ID

Residence 3: 1910, 8-Wd San Diego, San Diego Co., CA

 

More About Martha Jane Warburton:

Residence: 1880, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY

     

Children of John Porter and Martha Warburton are:

+   334     i.     Lillian Ellsie11 Porter, born 17 Jun 1872 in IA; died Aft. 1930 in prob. St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

     335    ii.     Walter E. Porter, born 28 Apr 1875 in Sullivan Co., PA; died Aft. 1900 in Rose, Bingham Co., ID.

 

More About Walter E. Porter:

Residence 1: 1880, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY

Residence 2: 1900, Rose, Bingham Co., ID

 

     336   iii.     Estella Porter, born abt. 1876 in Sullivan Co., PA; died abt. 1877.

     337   iv.     America Porter, born abt. Jun 1878 in IA; died 1878.

     338    v.     Infant Porter, born 1879 in PA; died 1879 in PA.

     339   vi.     Minor Porter, born abt. Jan 1880 in KS; died in KS.

     340  vii.     Lowell Porter, born Aft. Jul 1880 in Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY; died in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID.

      109.  Aaron10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1847 in Fox Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 19 Sep 1872 in Anoka, Anoka Co., MN.  He married Emeline Strong 01 May 1870 in Lynwood, Anoka Co., MN, daughter of John Strong and Harriett Reed.  She was born 06 Oct 1853 in Keyport, Monmouth Co., NJ, and died 03 Oct 1920 in Anoka Co., MN.

 

Notes for Aaron Porter:

Aaron went to Minnesota with his brothers John and Charles, searching for jobs in the lumbering business.  They stayed with their widowed sister-in-law, Sarah (Cooper) Porter and her parents, who had gone to Minnesota around 1857.  Here was where Aaron settled down, married and raised his daughter.  The graves of Sarah and her parents are within the same area as Aaron and Emeline's. -- note of Stephany E. Porter, 1978

 

More About Aaron Porter:

Burial: 21 Sep 1872, Bethal Cem., Anoka Co., MN

Cause of Death: brain hemorrhage

 

Notes for Emeline Strong:

In the 1880 census, Emeline is listed as “Emily Armstrong”.  It is known that she had remarried, so it is safe to assume that when the census taker asked her name, she probably said “I’m a Strong” and the enumerator misunderstood what she said.

 

More About Emeline Strong:

Burial: 05 Oct 1920, Bethal Cem., Anoka Co., MN

Residence 1: 1880, Anoka Co., MN

Residence 2: 1920, Bethal, Anoka Co., MN

     

Child of Aaron Porter and Emeline Strong is:

+   341     i.     Harriett Eugenia11 Porter, born 28 Jun 1871 in Bethal, Anoka Co., MN; died 15 Nov 1951 in Bethal, Anoka Co., MN.

      112.  Clarrinda10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 09 May 1855 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 29 Sep 1887 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married Carl F. Heess 1872 in Sullivan Co., PA, son of Christian Heess and Dorthea Kees.  He was born 14 Nov 1848 in Wurtenberg, Germany, and died 30 Jul 1907 in Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Clarrinda Porter:

A major portion of the information on the descendants of Clarinda (Porter) Heess was relayed to me via a telephone conversation I had with Mrs. Karen Janette (Brown) Heller, prior to her marriage.  She stated that most of her information had been written in, and read from, a birthday and anniversary book that is in the possession of her mother and father, Emery & Arlene Brown, they residing in Troy, PA.  In Sep 1983, I visited with Mary Amanda Wilston at her home in Troy.  She possessed an unpublished genealogy of the Heess family, which contained the entire family of Clarinda, up until about 1956, but several bits of vital information was lacking and some people's middle names and marriages were omitted, although the work was fairly well done.  It gave a very extensive history of the Heess family's settlement in Forks Township, Sullivan Co., PA.  I had also visited with Charles D. and Virginia McKay, of Roseville, who filled me in on the family of his mother and father.  Virginia was a volunteer worker for the Tioga County Historical Society in Wellsboro, PA and was very much interested in my research.  She was very helpful in locating many of these relatives and gave me several researching tips and sources to tap.  Also used were the notes of Jesse E. Williams of Shunk, who had recorded a great deal of information on the family of Estella Clara Heess, her husband being from the Hillsgrove and Forksville areas.  There were addresses given beside many of the family members, the majority of which were in the Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA area.  Shortly after my visit with Virginia, I made contact with several of the Newell, Flory, Brown, McKay and Wilston family members. -- note of R. J. Porter

 

More About Clarrinda Porter:

Burial: Oct 1887, Brown Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA (Old Quaker Section)

 

More About Carl F. Heess:

Burial: Aug 1907, Friends' Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Clarrinda Porter and Carl Heess are:

+   342     i.     Estella Clara11 Heess, born 30 Oct 1872 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 04 Apr 1928 in Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA.

+   343    ii.     Amelia H. Heess, born 09 Jul 1876 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 04 Dec 1961 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

+   344   iii.     Jennie H. Heess, born 04 Jan 1880 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 03 Jun 1959 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   345   iv.     Dora Nellie Heess, born 10 Nov 1882 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 10 Apr 1945 in Roseville, Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA

     346    v.     Frank C. Heess, born 23 Sep 1885 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 22 Dec 1887 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Frank C. Heess:

Burial: 24 Dec 1887, Friends' Burial Grounds, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

      113.  Latney James10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 22 Jun 1857 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 12 Mar 1926 in Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID.  He married (1) Elizabeth Gleockler 25 Sep 1880 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of Anthony Gleckner and Margretta Baumunk.  She was born 08 May 1860 in Lake Run, Sullivan Co., PA, and died 03 May 1900 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID.  He married (2) Emily Jane Meade 27 Jul 1901 in Bingham Co., ID, daughter of Jacob Meade and Susannah Stallard.  She was born 27 Nov 1857 in Nickelsville, Scott Co., VA, and died 29 Jan 1933 in Portersville, ID.

 

Notes for Latney James Porter:

PROGRESSIVE MEN OF SOUTHERN IDAHO - Pg. 358

"L.J. PORTER - Probably no resident of Bingham county is more in touch with the scientific and practical methods underlying successful agriculture than the representative citizen of Idaho whose name heads this review, whose beautiful homestead ranch is located eight miles north of the village of Blackfoot, on the west side of Snake River, where he is most profitably engaged in conducting successful stock raising and farming operations.  He was born on June 22, 1857, in Sullivan county, PA, a son of Latney and Seraphene (Brown) Porter, for whose personal history we refer the reader to the sketch of the brother of Mr. Porter, John P. Porter, which appears elsewhere in this volume.  Until his majority L.J. Porter passed his life in attending school and aiding his father in his numerous business activities, then for eight years he was engaged in agricultural operations in his native county, becoming during this period thoroughly conversant with the best methods for successfully conducting agriculture and, for a portion of this time, doing business for himself.  In 1888 he came to Blackfoot, and here he became connected with western agriculture upon the fertile area of the homestead of his present residence, engaging in stock raising operations in connection with general farming.  He has since been very prominent in connection with the development of agriculture in this section of the state, and was one of the originators and builders of the Lava-Side Irrigating Ditch, and was general manager of the company.  A man of pronounced ideas, good judgment and executive ability, his services have been brought into requisition as an instructor in farming in the United States Indian service, and his agricultural proficiency has also had recognition in his appointment as foreman of farming on the Bannock Creek Reservation, where he gave most valuable service for two years and three months.  He is an active and zealous worker in the ranks of the Republican party and is greatly interested in all public matters of a local nature, serving the public with great capability in the offices of school trustees and justice of the peace for several terms, while fraternally he is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America.  Mr. Porter has been twice married, first, on September 25, 1880, with Miss Elizabeth Gleokler, of Pennsylvania, a daughter of Anthony and Margaret Gloekler, who died at Blackfoot in 1900 at the age of forty years, leaving six children: Roseltha, George, Arvilla, Floyd, Clarence and Ervin.  His second marriage was on July 27, 1901, with Mrs. Emily (Mead) Ramey, a native of Virginia, whose first husband was David Ramey."

 

After a lengthy telephone interview with Mrs. Gladys Rathjen, ex-wife of Clarence D, Porter, of Salmon, ID, a letter was sent by her explaining that the name of her former father-in-law was just L.J.  Mrs. Rayola Soderquist, granddaughter of Latney James, gave his full name and not just the initials, the latter of which he used most of his life, even on important papers.  Mrs. Rathjen also stated that Clarence and her had no children, nor did he have any by his first wife.  She sent a list of Latney's children and the number of children each of them had.  The following was listed: "Roseltha Porter Wareing had 2 children, one dead; George P. had 2 sons; Arvilla P. has 4 alive, one dead; Floyd P. had 6 children, 2 dead; Clarence P. had none and Irvin P. 6 children."  She also informed me that for any further information on any of these families, I should contact Mrs. Deanna Grisenti of Tacoma, WA. - note of R. J. Porter

 

More About Latney James Porter:

Burial: 14 Mar 1926, Grove City Cem., Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID

Residence 1: Bet. 1857 - 1886, Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence 2: Bet. 1886 - 1900, Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID

Residence 3: Bet. 1900 - 1926, Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID

 

More About Elizabeth Gleockler:

Burial: 05 May 1900, Grove City Cem., Blackfoot, ID

 

More About Emily Jane Meade:

Residence: 1930, Los Angeles, CA (Dist. 29)

     

Children of Latney Porter and Elizabeth Gleockler are:

+   347     i.     Roseltha Jennie11 Porter, born 05 Aug 1881 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 23 Nov 1963 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID.

+   348    ii.     George Porter, born 16 Jan 1883 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 21 Feb 1971 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID.

+   349   iii.     Bertha Arvilla Porter, born 10 Aug 1885 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 29 Mar 1962 in Rigby, Jefferson Co., ID.

+   350   iv.     Floyd Porter, born 04 Jul 1893 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID; died 13 Mar 1963 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., ID.

     351    v.     Clarence Dewey Porter, born 04 Mar 1896 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID; died 19 Mar 1972 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID.  He married (1) Cora Hull 10 May 1921 in Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID; born 10 May 1899 in Blackfoot, ID; died 14 Jun 1942 in Goshen, ID.  He married (2) Gladys Esther Morse 31 Aug 1945; born in ID; died in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID.

+   352   vi.     Irvin Charles Porter, born 15 Mar 1900 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID; died May 1985 in Salmon, Lemhi Co., ID.

      114.  Loretta Hannah10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 05 Jan 1859 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 1906 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married Samuel Leonard 1878, son of Charles Leonard and Mahala Chaapel.  He was born 04 Mar 1854 in PA, and died 19 Feb 1931 in Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Loretta Hannah Porter:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

Notes for Samuel Leonard:

Dushore, PA - SULLIVAN REVIEW, 23 Apr 1896 ed.:

Samuel Leonard has been on the sick list for the past week.

 

More About Samuel Leonard:

Burial: 22 Feb 1931, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Residence: 1930, Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Loretta Porter and Samuel Leonard are:

+   353     i.     Saphronia Sarah11 Leonard, born 15 Apr 1879 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 28 Aug 1971.

+   354    ii.     Mattie A. Leonard, born abt. 1881 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1959.

     355   iii.     Walter G. Leonard, born 1886 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 25 Mar 1886 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Walter G. Leonard:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

+   356   iv.     Wesley Fred Leonard, born 05 Sep 1897 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 06 Jun 1955 in Hillsgrove, Sullivan Co., PA.

+   357    v.     Agri-Lila Leonard, born 22 Feb 1901 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 01 Aug 1984 in Troy, Bradford Co., PA.

      115.  Harriett Ada10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 05 May 1861 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 15 Jul 1929 in Troy, Bradford Co., PA.  She married Charles Victor Parrish 1879, son of Timothy Parrish and Ruth Burnett.  He was born Apr 1858 in Forksville, Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 1921 in Troy, Bradford Co., PA.

 

More About Harriett Ada Porter:

Burial: 17 Jul 1929, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About Charles Victor Parrish:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Harriett Porter and Charles Parrish are:

+   358     i.     Elsie11 Parrish, born 06 Mar 1880 in Piatt, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   359    ii.     Cora Tamsa Parrish, born 19 Jun 1883 in Piatt, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 02 Jun 1960 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA.

     360   iii.     Della Parrish, born abt. 1888.  She married Ebenezer Barner.

     361   iv.     Ada Belle Parrish, born 1890 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1908 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married James Hawley.

 

More About Ada Belle Parrish:

Burial: 1908, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

     362    v.     Arthur Irvin Parrish, born 02 Mar 1893 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 13 Nov 1965.  He married Bessie Parliman Fortney 27 Sep 1928 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA; born 1886 in Lockport, PA.

     363   vi.     George Parrish, born 05 Oct 1893; died 21 Oct 1975.  He married Maude Carpenter.

 

More About George Parrish:

Residence: Bef. Oct 1975, Last residence: Hughesville, PA 17737

Social Security Number: 163-05-4904 (PA)

 

     364  vii.     Elizabeth Parrish, born 16 May 1894 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 26 Dec 1894 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Elizabeth Parrish:

Burial: 28 Dec 1894, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Cause of Death: spinal disease since birth

      116.  Grant Ulysses10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 08 May 1864 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 30 Aug 1917 in Granville, Bradford Co., PA.  He married Fannie Fern Baldwin 1892, daughter of Charles Baldwin and Mary Spencer.  She was born Nov 1870, and died 11 Apr 1938 in Granville, Bradford Co., PA.

 

Notes for Grant Ulysses Porter:

ESTATE OF GRANT ULYSSES PORTER

This is the inventory of the Estate of Grant Porter, and retained by Fannie F. Porter.  It was appraised on 14 Aug 1926 and confirmed on 10 Feb 1927.

Touring car - $30.00; Dump rails - .10; Hay rope, etc. - $5.00; Gas engine - $10.00; Light chain - $25.00; Oats - no value; Spring seal - .25; Separator - $5.00; Lawn mower - .10; Neck yoke - .50; Straw - $10.00; Harpoon fork - .10; Ladder - $1.00; Corn drag - $1.00; Milk cans - .75; Ice tongs - .10; Bobsleds - $8.00; Trash - .10; Sap pans - $1.00; Wagon box - $2.00; Lumber - $2.50; Plows - .50; Double Harness - $10.00; Hay Rake - .25; Wagon - $1.00; Lumber wagon - $30.00; Churn - .25; Fence building outfit .50; Tank - .25; Light harness - .25; Disc harrow - $5.00; Milk wagon - .50; Sap buckets - $2.50; Mowing machine - $20.00; Vinegar keg - .10; Pump jack - no value; Forks & Shovels - $50.00; Small tools - .50; Whiffle tree - $1.50; Corn planter - $10.00; Washing machine - .50; Scalding barrels - .10; Manure spreader - $1.00; Grinding stone - $1.00; Grain binder - $50.00; Hay - no value; Truck wagon & hay rigging - $10.00; Currency on person - $60.00; Bank deposit - $32.00; U.S. bond - $100.00; Interest on bond - $4.25; Dairyman's League Certificate - $67.80; Interst on certificate - $12.00  TOTAL ESTATE - $500.00

 

More About Grant Ulysses Porter:

Burial: 02 Sep 1917, Windfall Cem., Granville Center, Bradford Co., PA

Estate Value: 14 Aug 1926, Bradford Co., PA

Residence: 1910, Granville, Bradford Co., PA

 

Notes for Fannie Fern Baldwin:

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF FANNIE F. PORTER:

Be it remembered that, I, Fannie F. Porter, of Granville Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say:  First: I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.  ITEM: I order and direct that my executors place a suitable headstone at the grave of Elwin Porter which is to be similar in size and shape to the one at the head of his father's grave.  ITEM: I give and bequeath to Raleigh Porter my kitchen cabinet, porch swing, the silver knives and forks and set of dishes.  ITEM: I give and bequeath to Burdette Porter and Lydia Porter, his wife, the white iron bed and springs, mattresses and pillows, the couch, Morris chair, light colored dining room chairs and the best rug which is now being used in the living room, and Burdette Porter's picture.  ITEM: I give and bequeath to Lynn Porter and Lillian Porter, his wife, Lynn Porter's picture, rocking chair with cushion, the bedroom suite off the front room on the first floor, bedstead and springs, dresser, washstand, two chairs, mattress and pillows, also all quilts that are on the bed and all the contents in the dresser.  ITEM: I give and bequeath unto Leona Porter, dau. of Burdette Porter, the Improved Nine Patch bed quilt.  ITEM: I give and bequeath unto Eleanor Porter, dau. of Burdette Porter, the Dutch Girl bed quilt.  The balance of the quilts not herein before bequeathed are to be divided equally between the families of Raleigh Porter, Robert Porter, Burdette Porter, Lynn Porter and Earl Porter.  ITEM: I give and bequeath unto Robert Porter and Clarissa Porter, his wife, all the personal property remaining in the house.  ITEM: All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed, whatsoever and wheresoever, I give, devise and bequeath unto Raleigh Porter, Robert Porter, Earl Porter, Burdette Porter and Lynn Porter, share and share alike with the following exceptions:

   As I have already loaned Earl Porter Three Hundred Dollars, which amount he has never repaid, he is to receive his share less the Three Hundred Dollars.  As I have already loaned Robert Porter Two Hundred Dollars, the said Robert Porter is to care for me in sickness and in health for and during the term of my natural life and if he does this then his share will be equal, if not, then he is to pay my funeral expenses, not to exceed Two Hundred Dollars, the amount loaned.

   LASTLY: I nominate, constitute and appoint Robert Porter and Burdette Porter to be the executors of this, my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.

   In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the first day of April, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-five.

                        FANNIE F. PORTER (her mark)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testatrix above named, as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: 

                       C. Arthur Bullock

                       Harriett L. Doll

 

Admitted to Probate April 16, 1938  E.R. Ennis, Registrar -- Proof of death of Fannie F. Porter on April 11, 1938 made.  Personal Estate valued at $1000; Real Estate valued at $2200

 

Petition of Burdette Porter, executor named in the last Will and Testament of Fannie F. Porter, late of the Township of Granville, deceased, filed, asking that letters testamentary upon said estate be granted to him, whereupon letters testamentary upon said estate were granted to said petitioner, he having first been duly sworn.  Given under the hand and official seal of the Register this the 16th day of April, 1938.

E.R. Ennis, Register of Wills  -- Inventory filed April 29, 1938, recorded in Book #30, page 10.

 

More About Fannie Fern Baldwin:

Burial: 14 Apr 1938, Windfall Cem., Granville Center, Bradford Co., PA

Estate Value: 29 Apr 1938, Personal - $1000; Real - $2200

Residence: Bet. 1910 - 1930, Granville, Bradford Co., PA

     

Children of Grant Porter and Fannie Baldwin are:

+   365     i.     Earl Ivid11 Porter, born 31 May 1893 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA; died Feb 1963.

+   366    ii.     Burdette McKinnley Porter, born 16 Sep 1896 in Union Twp., Tioga Co., PA; died 15 May 1973 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA.

     367   iii.     Lynn J. Porter, born 27 Mar 1898 in Granville, Bradford Co., PA; died 05 Dec 1965.  He married Lillian C. Fleming 1918; born 06 Oct 1897 in Granville Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died 16 Jun 1975.

 

More About Lynn J. Porter:

Burial: 08 Dec 1965, Windfall Cem., Granville Center, Bradford Co., PA

Residence: 1930, Granville, Bradford Co., PA

Social Security Number: 201-28-1729 (PA)

 

More About Lillian C. Fleming:

Name 2: Porter, Lillian

Burial: 18 Jun 1975, Windfall Cem., Granville Center, Bradford Co., PA

Residence 1: 1930, Granville, Bradford Co., PA

Residence 2: Bef. Jun 1975, Last residence: Granville Summit, PA 16926

Social Security Number: 209-22-4283 (PA)

 

     368   iv.     Robert D. Porter, born 11 Sep 1903 in Granville Summit, Bradford Co., PA; died 1937.  He married Clarrissa Cornell; born abt. 1905 in PA.

 

More About Robert D. Porter:

Burial: Windfall Cem., Granville Center, Bradford Co., PA

 

+   369    v.     Raleigh P. Porter, born 11 Sep 1903 in Granville Summit, Bradford Co., PA; died Sep 1963 in Towanda, Bradford Co., PA.

     370   vi.     Elwin F. Porter, born 1912 in Granville, Bradford Co., PA; died 1933 in Granville, Bradford Co., PA.

 

More About Elwin F. Porter:

Burial: Windfall Cem., Granville Center, Bradford Co., PA

Cause of Death: automobile accident

      117.  Geary P.10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 02 Oct 1866 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 23 Aug 1917 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (1) Sarah Anderson 04 Aug 1888 in Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of Frederick Anderson and Hannah Brown.  She was born 22 Sep 1869 in Forksville, Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 02 Jan 1942 in Lycoming Co., PA.  He married (2) Amelia Remus 04 Jul 1903 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA, daughter of John Remus and Agnes ______.  She was born 1860 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA, and died 04 Dec 1910 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married (3) Frances Newcomer 19 May 1911 in Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co., PA, daughter of William Newcomer and Celinda Hoagland.  She was born abt. 1880 in PA.

 

Notes for Geary P. Porter:

According to Edward W. Kaseman, Charles V. Shadduck, William F. Morgan and Alonzo B. Dickerson, the circumstances surrounding Geary's death came to light.  These gentlemen had the notion that Geary had possibly contemplated suicide, having many personal, financial and marital problems. -- note of R. J. Porter

 

"He was killed while working on the Susquehanna & New York Railroad.  The section gang of which he was a member was riding on a hand car.  As a train approached, all the men jumped from the car, except Geary, who was killed instantly.  This happened near the J & K switch, about where the road now leads down to the L.L. Baumunk lake and house."

 

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION - Estate of Geary Porter -- And now August 30, 1917 due proof of the death of Geary Porter, late of the township of Fox, county of Sullivan and state of Pennsylvania, deceased, who died on Thursday August 23, 1917 having him no widow and his children, having been filed, and the Administration of Nellie P. Beals (nee Porter) and Edna Porter Campbell (nee Porter) only surviving children of said decedent--having been filed, Letters of Administration were on this day in due form of law granted to William J. Campbell, a son-in-law of said decedent, to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of Geary Porter, the said decedent, he having first been duly sworn and qualified as Administrator according to law and having given Bond, conditioned as the law directs, in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) with Chas. V. Parrish and H. S. Bond as his sureties.  (signed) Albert F. Heess - Register of Wills

 

More About Geary P. Porter:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, PA

Cause of Death: killed by a train

Letters of Administration: 30 Aug 1917, Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Sarah Anderson:

Burial: Turner Cem., Grover, Bradford Co., PA

 

Notes for Amelia Remus:

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION - Estate of Amelia R. Porter

And now, March 31, 1911 due proof of the death of Amelia Porter, late of the Township of Fox, county of Sullivan and state of Pennsylvania, deceased, having been filed, Letters of Administration were this day in due form of law granted to Geary Porter, a husband of said decedent, to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of Amelia Porter, the said decedent, he having first been duly sworn and qualified as Administrator according to law, and having given Bond, conditioned as the law directs in the sum of Three Hundred ($300.00) Dollars, with B.P. Raub and E.E. McKay as his sureties.  (signed) Albert F. Heess, Register of Wills

 

More About Amelia Remus:

Letters of Administration: 31 Mar 1911, Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Geary Porter and Sarah Anderson are:

+   371     i.     Nellie M.11 Porter, born 04 Sep 1889 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 26 Mar 1949.

+   372    ii.     Edna Porter, born 13 Sep 1892 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     373   iii.     John Porter, born 1893 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1894 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     374   iv.     Frankie Porter, born 22 Dec 1894 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Aug 1917 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

     375    v.     Ethel Porter, born 1895 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1898 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

      118.  Cora Sarah10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 03 Apr 1869 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died Feb 1932 in Seneca Co., NY.  She married (1) Alsbury D. Brown 1890, son of John Brown and Deborah Wilcox.  He was born 25 Jan 1859 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 07 Nov 1934.  She married (2) Charles Baumunk abt. 1907, son of Adam Baumunk and Barbara Beutel.  He was born Apr 1876 in Forksville, Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

 

Notes for Cora Sarah Porter:

Cora was best known for her hospitality and appetizing meals she prepared for her guests.  Lila Hartford informed me that her Aunt "Sadie" would make it a point to fix your favorite meal when you came to visit.  She had photos of Cora which resembled another photo found in an album owned by Stephany E. Porter of S. St. Paul, MN.  They showed a woman with the physique of many a chef; plump in the face and round in the belly.

 

More About Cora Sarah Porter:

Burial: Feb 1932, Lakeview Cem., Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY

Occupation: 1920, Servant - private family

Residence: 1920, Trumansburg, Ulysses Twp., Tompkins Co., NY

 

More About Alsbury D. Brown:

Burial: Brown Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About Charles Baumunk:

Residence: 1900, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Cora Porter and Alsbury Brown are:

+   376     i.     Elizabeth Porter11 Brown, born Aug 1888 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1948 in Seneca Co., NY.

+   377    ii.     Chloe Armenta Brown, born 14 Sep 1891 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 20 Nov 1933 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

      119.  Clarence Lee10 Porter (Latney Day9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 07 Jan 1872 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 05 Feb 1962 in Painted Post, Steuben Co., NY.  He married Mary Elizabeth Beach 22 Aug 1900 in Ellenton, Lycoming Co., PA, daughter of Albert Beach and Mary Hoagland.  She was born 02 Jun 1880 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 13 Jun 1916 in Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY.

 

More About Clarence Lee Porter:

Burial: 08 Feb 1962, Lakeview Cem., Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY

Residence 1: 1900, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Residence 2: 1910, Ulysses, Tompkins Co., NY

Residence 3: 1920, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA

 

More About Mary Elizabeth Beach:

Burial: 16 Jun 1916, Lakeview Cem., Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY

     

Children of Clarence Porter and Mary Beach are:

     378     i.     Helen Ann11 Porter, born 12 Aug 1901 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Bef. 1910 in Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY.

+   379    ii.     Clarence Irvin Porter, born 29 Jan 1903 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 13 Feb 1986 in Perryville, Perry Co., MO.

+   380   iii.     John Lee Porter, born 15 Mar 1905 in Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY; died 08 Dec 1980 in Corning, Steuben Co., NY.

+   381   iv.     Mary Belle Porter, born 05 Aug 1907 in Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY; died 12 Sep 1989.

     382    v.     Frank Albert Porter, born 18 Jan 1910 in Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY.

+   383   vi.     Elizabeth May Porter, born 19 Feb 1912 in Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY.

+   384  vii.     Edgar Stanley Porter, born 16 Sep 1913 in Interlaken, NY; died 18 Dec 2000 in Berkeley Springs, Morgan Co., WV.

+   385 viii.     Viola Winifred Porter, born 11 Feb 1916 in Interlaken, Seneca Co., NY.

      120.  Lewis Henry10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 29 Mar 1829 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 03 Jan 1863 in Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads Co., VA.  He married Amanda Malvina Dickerson 11 Nov 1852 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of John Dickerson and Hannah Williams.  She was born 29 Jul 1834 in NY, and died 13 Feb 1920 in Alba, Bradford Co., PA.

 

Notes for Lewis Henry Shadduck:

"The Shadduck Brothers in the Civil War", by Dorothy Cleveland Salisbury: (pt. 1)

Many families in Sullivan County had one or more members in their family in the Union armies during the Civil War.  Everett and Amy Porter Shadduck had three sons who volunteered, two of whom died in service.  First to go was the oldest son, Louis H.  He was 32 years old when he went to Laporte and enlisted on September 14, 1862.  This was not long after the disastrous second battle of Bull Run or Manassas.  Louis left behind his wife, Amanda Malvina Dickerson, daughter of John B. Dickerson and his wife, Fanny, and two young sons, Ervin D., born October 28, 1853, and John B., born January 26, 1862.  Louis had been born in the town of Broome in Schoharie County, New York, in 1829.  The family moved to Fox Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania about 1834.  His wife was born July 29, 1834 at South Creek Township, Bradford County.  They were married November 11, 1852, at the bride's home by Anthony Kilmer, a Justice of the Peace.  On enlistment, Louis was assigned to Company B 58th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry.  He was six feet tall with dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark brown hair.  He was sent immediately to join his regiment stationed at Suffolk, Virginia.  Here he was taken sick in November with congested fever, and on December 21, went to the Regimental Hospital.  On December 2, he was transferred to the general hospital at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, where he died of Typhoid Fever, contracted while in service, on January 3, 1863.  His wife, Amanda M. Shadduck, received a pension for his service, until her marriage on October 19, 1884, to Joseph Clark of Bradford County.  He died September 22, 1899.  In 1901, her pension for Louis' war service was restored.  She died February 13, 1920, at Alba, where she was living with her son. John B. Shadduck.  (cont. under Andrew's data)

 

More About Lewis Henry Shadduck:

Burial: 05 Jan 1863, Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads Co., VA

Cause of Death: pneumonia

Medical Information: At mustering, described as having "gray eyes, black hair, dark complexion and 6 feet and no inches high"

Military service: Bet. 14 Sep 1862 - 03 Jan 1863, Co. B, 58th Regt. PA Vol.

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Farmer in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Real Estate: 1860, Personal - $800, Real - $275

 

More About Amanda Malvina Dickerson:

Real Estate: 1870, Personal - $800; Real - $400

     

Children of Lewis Shadduck and Amanda Dickerson are:

+   386     i.     Ervin Dean11 Shadduck, born 28 Oct 1853 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 11 Sep 1922 in Sylvania, Bradford Co., PA.

+   387    ii.     John Ball Shadduck, born 26 Jan 1862 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1952 in Greenville, Greenville Co., SC.

      121.  Ann Marriah10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 03 Oct 1830 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 21 Apr 1911 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY.  She married Henry Evert Williams 31 Jul 1851 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, son of Thomas Williams and Rebecca Luce.  He was born 27 May 1817 in Caroline Twp., Seneca Co., NY, and died 09 Nov 1890 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Ann Marriah Shadduck:

Burial: 23 Apr 1911, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1880, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Henry Evert Williams:

Burial: 12 Nov 1890, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Occupation: Bet. 1850 - 1880, Farmer

Political party: Democrat

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1890, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Ann Shadduck and Henry Williams are:

+   388     i.     Amy Rosetta11 Williams, born 21 Jul 1853 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 14 Oct 1918.

     389    ii.     Homer Kinney Williams, born 19 Sep 1855 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 09 Oct 1919 in Sunbury, Northumberland Co., PA.  He married Arbella Kelley.

+   390   iii.     Evert Shadduck Williams, born 08 Dec 1859 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 14 Aug 1915 in Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., MI.

+   391   iv.     Mary Mansfield Williams, born 17 Aug 1865 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 08 Jul 1935 in Pine City, Ashland Twp., Chemung Co., NY.

      122.  Mary Etta10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 02 Mar 1832 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1918.  She married Harvey Dawson Dickerson 1854 in Sullivan Co., PA, son of John Dickerson and Hannah Williams.  He was born 17 Jan 1832 in South Creek Twp., Bradford Co., PA, and died 18 Jan 1906 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Mary Etta Shadduck:

sometimes referred to as "Marietta"

 

More About Mary Etta Shadduck:

Burial: 1918, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Residence: Bet. 1832 - 1918, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

More About Harvey Dawson Dickerson:

Burial: 21 Jan 1906, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Estate Value: Bet. 1860 - 1870, 1860 - per. $650, real $350; 1870 - per. $1000, real $400

Occupation: 1860, Farmer

Residence: Bet. 1860 - 1900, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Mary Shadduck and Harvey Dickerson are:

+   392     i.     Haydie Ada11 Dickerson, born 23 Oct 1854; died 10 Mar 1934 in East Canton, Bradford Co., PA.

     393    ii.     John William Dickerson, born 1857 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1858 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About John William Dickerson:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Cause of Death: diptheria

 

+   394   iii.     Mary Ann Dickerson, born 26 Jan 1859; died 1917.

+   395   iv.     Roseltha A. Dickerson, born 26 Jun 1861 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died abt. 1946.

+   396    v.     Louis Harvey Dickerson, born 03 Aug 1864 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 04 Jan 1944 in Elmria, Chemung Co., NY.

+   397   vi.     Arthur Dawson Dickerson, born 09 Sep 1868 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 01 Jan 1945 in Elmria, Chemung Co., NY.

     398  vii.     Phebe Etta Dickerson, born 12 May 1872 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 01 Feb 1963 in East Canton, Bradford Co., PA (Williams Hollow).  She married (1) Leonard T. Maxson 14 May 1898; born 1868; died 18 Mar 1901.  She married (2) Belo H. Williams abt. 1903; born abt. 1870 in PA; died 1937.  She married (3) Raymond A. VanFleet abt. 1937; born 01 Dec 1878 in LeRoy Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died Feb 1974 in Burlington Twp., Bradford Co., PA.

 

More About Phebe Etta Dickerson:

Burial: 04 Feb 1963, East Canton Cem., Bradford Co., PA

 

Notes for Raymond A. VanFleet:

CANTON TOWNSHIP DIRECTORY (1907):

"Van Fleet, Raymond A., East Canton, laborer"

 

Williamsport, PA - SUN-GAZETTE, Feb 1974 ed.: (NOTE: no date given - SSDI gives Feb 1974)

Van FLEET, Ray A., 95, formerly of Canton RD 1, died at Bradford County Manor early Thursday morning after an extended illness.  Mr. Van Fleet was born in LeRoy Township Dec. 1, 1878, a son of the late Jay P. and Delphine Bellows Van Fleet.  He was a member of East Canton United Methodist Church and two years ago was honored at the church as being the oldest member with 75 years of membership.  Mr. Van Fleet was a retired farmer and prior to his retirement he worked 20 years for the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton.  At the age of 93, he was presented a 70-year jewel from Lodge No. 321 I.O.O.F. for continuous membership and he was also a member of the Canton Encampment No. 184.  Until a year ago he was active and loved fishing and hunting and calling on old friends.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Frances) Mason of Canton RD 1; a granddaughter, Mrs. Leslie (Patricia) Reynolds of Granby, Mass.; two great-granddaughters; a brother Will Van Fleet of Athens RD 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Owen Barrett, a retired Methodist minister of Troy, officiating.  Burial will be in Beech Flats Cemetery.

 

More About Raymond A. VanFleet:

Burial: Beech Flats Cem., Canton Twp., Bradford Co., PA

Obituary/Death Notice: abt. Feb 1974, SUN-GAZETTE - Williamsport, PA

Residence: Bef. Feb 1974, Last residence: Canton, PA 17724

Social Security Number: 180-09-6035 (PA)

 

+   399 viii.     Orlando William Dickerson, born 19 Apr 1880 in Wheelerville, Sullivan Co., PA; died Apr 1927 in Ellenton, Lycoming Co., PA.

      123.  Hannah Lucinda10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 21 Sep 1834 in Athens Twp., Bradford Co., PA, and died 27 Mar 1909 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married Warren Worthington Wright 28 Nov 1852 in Sullivan Co., PA, son of Joel Wright and Mary Holbrook.  He was born 25 Oct 1826 in Middletown, Rutland Co., VT, and died 28 Jul 1905 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Hannah Lucinda Shadduck:

Burial: 30 Mar 1909, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

 

Notes for Warren Worthington Wright:

Tri-County Website - HISTORY OF BEECH FLATS, sub. by Audrey Campbell Watkins:

Warren Wright living on the cross roads leading towards the lake (Lake Nephawin) has a good little farm that was sold off the Beardslee property to Lewis Matson in about 1860 and title passed from him to Sylvester Fellows, then to Eli Wright, father of the present owner.  Mr. Wright is a good farmer and has a comfortable home with pleasant surroundings.  (Eli, or Elias, was the son of Charles Warren Wright, not Warren Worthington Wright.  Charles never came to Bradford Co., PA. - note of R.J. Porter)

 

More About Warren Worthington Wright:

Burial: 31 Jul 1905, West Hill Cem., Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA

Residence: 1900, Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

     

Children of Hannah Shadduck and Warren Wright are:

     400     i.     Lemuel Evert11 Wright, born 23 Sep 1853 in Beech Flats, Canton Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died 15 Jan 1858 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Lemuel Evert Wright:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     401    ii.     Annette Wright, born 17 Apr 1856 in Wheelerville, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 06 Nov 1858 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Annette Wright:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   402   iii.     Anita Elvaretta Wright, born 02 Feb 1859 in Springfield, Bradford Co., PA; died 17 Apr 1958 in Vienna, Fairfax Co., VA.

+   403   iv.     Dawson Dickerson Wright, born 03 Aug 1860 in Sullivan Co., PA; died 30 Apr 1924 in Trumansburg, Ulysses Twp., Tompkins Co., NY.

+   404    v.     Cora Adassa Wright, born 15 Dec 1865 in East Canton, Bradford Co., PA; died 18 Sep 1955 in Gillett, S. Creek Twp., Bradford Co., PA.

+   405   vi.     Amy Blanche Wright, born 20 Oct 1870 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA; died 26 Oct 1960 in Webb Mills, Chemung Co., NY.

+   406  vii.     Lucinda Daisy Wright, born 12 Jan 1877 in East Canton Cem., Bradford Co., PA; died in Baltimore, MD.

      124.  Margaret Evelyn10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 23 Mar 1837 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 03 Apr 1919 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married (1) James M. Letts 06 Jul 1857, son of Alfred Letts and Lutica Scudder.  He was born 1833 in Tompkins Co., NY, and died 17 Oct 1863 in Washington, DC.  She married (2) Sanford Rescon Fanning 06 Jul 1863 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA, son of Edwin Fanning and Elvira Hart.  He was born 24 Feb 1845 in Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., PA.

 

Notes for Margaret Evelyn Shadduck:

Margaret Eveline was named for her father's mother, Polly Eveline Out-Hout.  She was born in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA March 23 1837.  She went to Canton & Shunk schools, later when a young woman stayed with a cousin in Carbondale or Scranton & went to a young ladies seminary.  Later in life took lectures at a correspondence school & became a registered physician.  She was married to James Letts who died in the Civil War.  She had two sons...later she married Sanford Fanning also a soldier in the Civil war.  They had 5 children...She died in 1919 at Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She belonged to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  A loving mother, a loyal friend.

 

More About Margaret Evelyn Shadduck:

Burial: 06 Apr 1919, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About James M. Letts:

Burial: Arlington National Cem., Arlington, VA

Military service: Civil War

 

More About Sanford Rescon Fanning:

Military battles/campaign: Bet. 1864 - 1865, Malvern Hill, Five Forks, Danville and Appomattox

Military service: Bet. 08 Sep 1864 - 16 May 1865, Co. K, 11th Penn Cav.

Occupation: Miller in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Offices Held: Commissioner of Sullivan County; Town Clerk; School Director and Overseer of the Poor

     

Children of Margaret Shadduck and James Letts are:

+   407     i.     Alfred Francesco11 Letts, born 27 Dec 1858 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 18 Jan 1929.

+   408    ii.     Evert Montville Letts, born 05 Feb 1861 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 24 Jan 1923.   

Children of Margaret Shadduck and Sanford Fanning are:

     409     i.     Ellsworth Elisha11 Fanning, born May 1864 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died May 1865 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Ellsworth Elisha Fanning:

Burial: Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

     410    ii.     Lee Shattuck Fanning, born May 1866 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died Jun 1866 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Lee Shattuck Fanning:

Burial: Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

 

+   411   iii.     Matilda Aramenta Fanning, born 23 Mar 1867 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 05 Apr 1950 in Southport, Chemung Co., NY.

+   412   iv.     Warren Harold Fanning, born 22 Aug 1870 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 23 Nov 1954 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY.

+   413    v.     Leona Amy Fanning, born 18 Mar 1880 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 25 Nov 1968 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA.

      125.  Emily Christine10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 04 Jul 1838 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 04 Oct 1907.  She married Ralph Martin Wheeler 1857, son of Benjamin Wheeler and Lucinda Dickerson.  He was born 08 Dec 1833 in NY, and died 17 May 1909.

 

More About Emily Christine Shadduck:

Burial: 07 Oct 1907, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

Notes for Ralph Martin Wheeler:

"Ralph Martin Wheeler, a shingle maker and businessman, was in the service of his country during the Civil War in Company K, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Light Artillery.  He was the first to build a lathe and plastered house in Sullivan County (about 1881) on the original Benjamin Wheeler farm in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  Lee , his son, occupied this home in later years for a short time.  The house was sold after Lee moved to Union Springs, New York where he spent the last of his retiring years.  Unfortunately, the house burned down.  Another house was built in later years by Richard Duff, the property thus remaining in the Wheeler family.  Ralph's father was also a shingle maker, but Ralph also held a dealership in flour, feed and horses.  It was a common practice for him to carry 50 pounds of corn on his back over the hills and creeks from Shunk to Williamsport, a distance of about 50 miles, by foot, to have the corn ground into meal and then he'd make the return trip.  Music was an important part in Ralph's life.  He often played his left-handed violin with his daughter Emily's husband, Richard Duff.  His favorite piece was "The Fiddler's Horn Pip", a real test of his skill.  The violin belonged to Perry, Ralph's first-born, who died at 24 years of age of an appendicitis.  Esmeralda Emily died at the age of 14 of diabetes.  She is buried in a very special cotton dress for which she had picked wild strawberries to pay for the material.  In those days cotton was a rare fabric.  Perry and her are both buried in the West Hill Cemetery in the Wheeler plot.  Ralph's wife, Emily Catherine was a frail woman physically but exercised a strong Christian influence in the family.  She kept the seventh day Bible Sabbath and believed in the soon return of Jesus.  Her ninth stroke cased her death." -- from "The Founders of Wheelerville; notes of Norman R. Beamesderfer

 

More About Ralph Martin Wheeler:

Burial: 20 May 1909, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Emily Shadduck and Ralph Wheeler are:

     414     i.     Esmeralda Emillie11 Wheeler, born Mar 1858 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 17 Feb 1873 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Esmeralda Emillie Wheeler:

"Esmeralda Emily died in her youth, at the age of 16, of diabetes.  She is buried in a very special cotton dress for which she had picked wild strawberries to pay for the material.  In those days, cotton was a rare fabric.  Perry and her are both buried in the West Hill Cemetery in the Wheeler plot." -- taken from "The Founders of Wheelerville"; notes of Norman R. Beamesderfer

 

More About Esmeralda Emillie Wheeler:

Burial: 19 Feb 1873, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Cause of Death: diabetes

 

     415    ii.     Perry Orson Wheeler, born 14 Jun 1860 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 21 Apr 1885 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Perry Orson Wheeler:

Burial: 23 Apr 1885, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Cause of Death: appendicitis

 

     416   iii.     Lee Shattuck Wheeler, born 15 Sep 1868 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 17 Feb 1943 in Union Springs, Cayuga Co., NY.  He married Carrie Florence Ramsey; born 1860; died Jun 1938.

 

Notes for Lee Shattuck Wheeler:

"Lee was a minister, lecturer and author.  He and his wife, Florence, as she was referred, lived and gave everything that they possessed to the church.  Lee gave his heart to the Lord when he was only a boy and spent most of his 75 years in the ministry.  He received his Doctrine of Divinity Degree from Battle Creek College, MI in 1893.  He pastored churches in New York City, Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis and New Haven.  Newspapers had carried notices and reviews of his evangelistic meetings on the front page.  It was while holding such a 'tent meeting' in Trenton, New Jersey that a young law student, Charles A. Longcore, accepted the Bible truths of the Seventh-day Sabbath and the soon return of Jesus Christ.  He combined theological training and law, thus becoming one of our country's outstanding religious liberty champions before the Congress of the United States.  It was while Lee was in Battle Creek College that he met and later married Carrie, a teacher at the college.  She was a trained mezzo-soprano, but she turned down an offer from the Metropolitan Opera to devote her life in the ministry of the Gospel beside her husband.  She was the first Secretary of the Sabbath School Department of the New England Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists.  Lee also became a licensed chiropractor and masseur, thus combining his talents to serve his fellow man in his health and spiritual needs.  He retired at his parents' home on the Benjamin Wheeler farm.  Later be bought a home in Union Springs, Cayuga County, New York where he founded the American Reading Circle.  One phase of this organization was to preserve and promote religious liberty principles through rulers and influential officials in South America, Europe and Ethiopia.  A second outreach was to present Bible truths to the black ministers of the southern United States by sending subscriptions to the MESSAGE MAGAZINE.  It was during this time that Florence passed away, in June of 1938." -- Notes of Norman Beamesderfer

 

Lee is the author of three known books: His Eternal Purpose and Permission of Evil; Famous Infidels Who Found Christ; and Daniel's Vision of Our Day and the End of the World.  A copy of the last named was given to Ronald J. Porter by Lee's niece, Florence C. (Duff) Kane, during his first visit to her home in Elmira, NY.  She was very proud of her uncle.  Her mother, Emillie, had this work, which was completed shortly before Lee died in 1943, printed in 1952 and in concluding the FORWARD, she wrote: "In keeping with my brother's desires, I commend to you this enlightening study of Bible Prophecy.  May God bless you and give you understanding." - EMILLIE WHEELER DUFF

 

More About Lee Shattuck Wheeler:

Burial: 21 Feb 1943, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

+   417   iv.     Emillie Esmeralda Wheeler, born 09 Feb 1879 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 24 Feb 1961 in Kingston, Lycoming Co., PA.

      126.  Julia Ann10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 19 Sep 1840 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 09 Feb 1871 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  She married Simeon D. Wheeler 1859, son of Benjamin Wheeler and Lucinda Dickerson.  He was born 1838 in NY, and died 1870 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Julia Ann Shadduck:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About Simeon D. Wheeler:

Burial: 1870, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Mil. Squad./Unit/Fleet: abt. 1861, Co B, 58th PA Inf.

     

Children of Julia Shadduck and Simeon Wheeler are:

+   418     i.     Minerva E.11 Wheeler, born 07 Aug 1860 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 25 Feb 1943.

+   419    ii.     Lewis Uzal Wheeler, born Aug 1862 in Sullivan Co., PA.

      130.  Madison Taylor10 Shattuck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 12 Apr 1846 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 24 Sep 1933 in Brookwood, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.  He married Marilda Harriett Riggs 04 Mar 1869 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, daughter of John Riggs and Cynthia Linley.  She was born 1850 in LeRoy, Bradford Co., PA, and died Mar 1934 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Madison Taylor Shattuck:

The following is a brief history of the Shattuck family of Tuscaloosa Co., AL.  It was written in Oct 1993 by Gary Bruce Shattuck, relating various stories told him by Paul Allen Shattuck, son of Byron Earl Shattuck and grandson of Madison Taylor Shattuck.  There are a few corrections in the punctuation, but otherwise it is as was written by Gary.

 

The story begins in the small farming community of Shunk in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania.  Madison Taylor Shattuck (James Theus Fitzgeorge) had become sickly and was having problems regaining his strength.  He went to the local doctor who advised Madison to try "roughing it".  Madison went to his son Byron Earl Shattuck and asked if he would like to make a trip down South.  It was an adventure that would forever change Byron's life.  Byron was at that time living with his grandmother Cynthia Riggs.  Byron agreed to go south with his father.

 

Madison had no particular place in mind at that time but just wanted to go south; he had felt the warm breezes of the South before.  During the Civil War it is believed he traveled as far as Tennessee.  He was a member of Company K 11th Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War (108th PA Volunteers).  The two men secured a small sailboat and put in the Ohio River and began their journey, Madison leaving behind his wife, who later remarried.  It would be years before either of the two men would return home.  After they had been on the river for several days they lost track of where they were.  On the river all places looked the same.  They saw a man plowing on the side of the river and Madison yelled "Where are we at?"  The man replied "your in Indiana!"  They soon made their way to the Mississippi River and headed south.  They would stop at the small river towns along the way to get food and other supplies.

 

At times Byron would jump from the boat and swim behind for what seemed like miles.  He was a good swimmer and would swim until he was exhausted, then climb back in the boat to rest.  Byron did not have a great deal of experience with operating a sail boat and was unsure if he could maneuver it by himself, but he was eager to learn.  His father had gone ashore and Byron had talked his father into letting him take the boat across the river alone.  To bring the boat back across the river to the landing where Madison waited, the small craft had to be sailed up river against the current.  After several attempts at trying to set the sails to sail up river, with his father waving wildly and shouting instructions from the opposite bank, Byron finally succeeded in maneuvering the boat to shore.  From then on Byron was allowed to do much of the sailing.  Eventually they reached Vicksburg, Mississippi, which was as far as the weary pair sailed.  At that point they sold the boat and purchased what Byron referred to as a 'cat house'.  They rented out the house to customers to make what money they could.  They stayed in Vicksburg for some period of time but could not find steady work.

 

The 'cat house' was not turning out to be a very profitable business.  They heard news in a roundabout way that coal mines were being operated in Alabama where men could find work.  Byron was somewhat familiar with mining, having been around the mines in Pennsylvania.  The two men traveled by train, by foot and any other way possible to the coal fields of Alabama.  They ended their journey at a small shack near an iron bridge on the side of the railroad tracks at an area called Wind's Cut, a "cut" being an area of hills where the railroad right-of-way is excavated through a hill.  Wind's Cut was near a small community consisting of two or three farm families called Wind Place.  The shack was just large enough for the two men to live in.

 

Being from the North, a great deal of curiosity developed about the newcomers and people would come by just to hear the two talk.  Madison would always have some kind of tale to tell and became quite popular with the local people as a fortune teller.  He claimed to be able to read a man's mind, having a pretty good idea of what they wanted to hear anyway.  Once the two devised a con by placing a dime on a large tree nearby and with a .22 caliber rifle a hole was shot on the opposite side of the tree.  Now the tree was so thick a rifle bullet would not go through the tree.  They would then bet that the dime would be shot with the rifle and if not, the bullet would shoot through the tree.  People would see the dime at a distance but not the hole on the opposite side.  After shooting a hole near the dime they would then point to the hole on the opposite side of the tree and exclaim that the bullet had passed through the tree, thus winning the bet.  Finally Byron got a job in the coal mines in Milldale which was next to Winds Cut.

 

Byron met his future wife, Selma Jane Armstrong at a swimming hole on Wind Creek where the young people would gather to swim and talk.  Selma was the daughter of Deliah Bird.  Both Byron and his father later returned to Pennsylvania, but Byron returned to Alabama to marry Selma two years after meeting her at the swimming hole.  Shortly thereafter, in 1901, their first child Hay Bell was born.  Byron and Selma lived in a small house in the mining community of Milldale.  Byron Earl Shattuck worked in the mines until he was approximately 45 years old.  After that he mostly farmed and worked at the local sawmill.  His job at the mill was to fire the boiler that generated the steam used to power the mill.  He was a good fireman.  Madison Taylor made several trips from Pennsylvania to Alabama for long visits during the winter months.  Another child, Murray McGee was born in 1902 in Milldale.  They lived there for several years and then bought 40 acres of land from the Faulks in a small farming community nearby known as Patterson Town.  Here they constructed a house, barn and sheds and cleared the land with an axe and raised a large family consisting of ten children.

 

Byron continued to work in a mine located about a two miles walk from Patterson Town in Milldale.  He later got a job at a mine located in Abernant and as time permitted continued to clear the land and farm.  Children were continually born at a rate of one about every two years.  Byron continued to farm and worked in the woods during the winter months.  He primarily raised chickens and corn on his land.  Byron did return to Pennsylvania with his wife and children after the birth in 1905 of his third child Maud Agnes with the intention of finding a place to live.  However, Selma felt uncomfortable in the new surroundings and convinced Byron to return to Alabama.  Byron ceased all plans to return to Pennsylvania.  While plowing in his field one day, one of his young sons ran up holding a letter from Pennsylvania in his hands.  Byron stopped, leaned against the plow stock and read the message.  His mother was ill and not expected to live for long and wished to see her son before dying.  Byron put the letter back in the envelope and stuck it in his pocket and continued with the plowing knowing this was an impossibility.  Byron was so impoverished that he could not return to Pennsylvania to be with his mother before she died.  Byron did not return to Pennsylvania for several decades.  Later after the death of his wife, Byron would visit Pennsylvania with his youngest son, Victor Shattuck.  Byron and Selma had eleven children.  One child, Norman, died while still a baby.  The surviving children were: May (should be Haydie) Bell (1901), Murray McGee (1902), Maud Agnes (1905), Byron Earl, Jr. (1907), Lee Madison (1909), Dora Venice (1912), Paul Allen (1915), Forrest Thurman (1918), Bernard C. (1920) and Victor Clinton (1921).

 

One day the children were told "Grandfather is coming to visit."; most had heard about their grandfather but had never met him.  They were apprehensive that Grandfather would not like all the noise and child play, which was in great abundance in the small four room house.  Late one night a shout was heard in front of the house.  Byron went to the door to greet his father.  The children quietly raised up in bed and stared in the dimly lit room; the only light came from the fire in the fireplace.  Madison sat in front of the fire to warm.  His nose was running from the cold and he would remove a small tissue from his pocket, wipe his nose and toss the paper in the fire.  This amazed the children who had never seen a paper tissue.  For some time the children were afraid to be in the same room with their grandfather and would stare around corners and through the door to get a good look at him.  Madison Taylor wore a wig.  For some time the children did not know this since this was something unheard of in their world.  His hair was a reddish brown.

 

Madison Taylor would often tell of his adventures during the Civil War.  One day Madison was sent on patrol alone, probably in Tennessee, when he came upon an abandoned farm house.  Where an old fence had been, there stood two old gate posts.  He stopped, sat down and was looking at the house when he saw a small baby rabbit hop from under the house.  He caught the rabbit and was sitting there playing with it when he heard some think knock on the gate post.  He looked up and saw a confederate soldier on his horse by the gate looking straight at him.  Madison's rifle was leaning against the chimney out of reach.  After what seemed an eternity the confederate smiled and rode off without saying a word.  Another story Madison would tell concerned a time when he was in a battle and he was slipping carefully around an old house.  He suspected that there was a sniper in the area.  He moved in closer to an old chimney which had a few loose rocks at the top.  He was looking up at the rocks when he heard a sound and was suddenly knocked unconscious.  When he awake he thought one of the loose rocks had fallen off and hit him on the head.  He had a bad wound that split the top of his head.  After the war was over he was in Mobile, Alabama and he was talking with a group of war veterans and was telling the story of the rock falling on his head.  One of the veterans laughed and said, "That was no rock!  I was at that same house.  I saw you standing under the chimney and I shot you in the head.  I thought I had killed you, but I guess the bullet just peeled back the hide on top of your head!" 

 

In another account, Madison's group was preparing to go into a battle.  The horses were being readied and supplies loaded.  One man in the group refused to get ready.  He would not get on his horse.  He said he was not going to get killed and he was not going to kill anyone else.  The sergeant came up and said "Yes you're going!"  The man replied "I don't care what you, do I'm not going!  You can put me in jail or anything you want!"  The sergeant ordered that the man be placed on his horse and his legs and hands tied so that he could not get off.  Madison was then ordered to lead the man's horse behind his throughout the battle.  The man continuously yelled "Murder!, Murder! all the time the battle was going on.  Madison would relate the story and laugh.

 

It seemed that someone was always trying unsuccessfully to kill Madison.  During the Civil War, Madison was in the cavalry.  He said he was trained in ways to use the horse as a shield during the battle.  Once he was riding down a trail and heard the sound of the hammer being cocked on a muzzle-loader.  He instinctively rolled to the opposite side of the horse just as a double barrel blast shot across his saddle.  While still hanging from the horse's side he reached for his service revolver and shot the Confederate soldier.  Madison said he did not think he killed the man but did find some blood where he had been hit.  They searched for the ambusher but could not find him.  Madison Taylor would make several migrations during the summer to the North and back South during the winter.  He then bought a small shack and property from uncle Jim Armstrong, Selma's brother, a short distance from the Byron Shattuck household.

 

Another story related to Paul Shattuck's older brother Matt, concerned a time when Madison was sailing his boat in Mobile Bay.  Madison would on occasion travel to Mobile, Alabama and stay for several weeks, during which time he would sail his small boat.  Madison was always fond of the sea and sailing.  On one of his outings he was alone in his boat when he was approached by two men of questionable intent.  The two men rowed up to Madison's boat.  They were very husky men.  One of the men reached down and came up with a long gaff hook, a long pole with a hook on the end used for pulling fish into a boat.  All Madison had to defend himself was a long boat paddle.  The man with the gaff hook reached over with the hook and stuck it in Madison's arm and started pulling Madison toward their boat.  Madison said the men underestimated just how strong he was.  When the man came within reach, Madison swing the boat paddle over his head and whacked the hoodlum, sending him over the side of the boat.  The second man scrambled to the side to save his partner, and when he did, Madison chopped him over the head with the paddle sending him overboard.  The last Madison saw of the two they were slowly sinking, spiraling down into the deep.

 

As mentioned earlier Madison had a love for boats.  During one of his stays in Alabama he decided to build a "good boat".  He went into the woods and picked out the live oak trees for the needed lumber.  He had the lumber hauled to Rawl Griffin's sawmill and the timber cut into the lumber for the boat building project.  He had picked out the most crooked trees he could find so the lumber would be curved in just the right way to fit the shape of the boat.  He even whittled out a model of the boat with a pocket knife.  Paul said it was the prettiest toy he had ever seen.  The two halves of the model boat were whittled separately then laced together with a strip of leather.  As he made the model he would tell Paul about the different parts of the boat and function of the upper and lower decks.  Paul would accompany his grandfather to try out the model.  There was a large mud puddle near the house where water stayed most of the time.  The tiny boat's sail was raised and the boat set in the water.  The wind would blow and the tiny craft would plow the ripples of the puddle, all the while Madison would be describing just how it would be to be sailing the actual ship.  After perfecting the design and having the lumber cut, he had it hauled to Byron's house and stacked it under a large oak tree.  He then sent word for his eldest son Charles Herbert (Bert) to come from Pennsylvania to help him build the boat.  Bert came to help with the project.  After about six months of inactivity, Bert began to worry about ever returning home.  One day Bert said, "Pa, he had better start building that boat if we're going to get it built."  Madison replied, "What's your hurry.  We've got from now on!"  Bert said, "Pa, you may have from now on, but I've got to go back to Pennsylvania!"  Bert needed a little money to travel on so he sold his .38 pistol to Paul's older brother Earl.  The boat was never started.  The lumber was finally used for other things such as building tool sheds and repairing the barn.  At one time Madison planned to build an airport on his property at Patterson Town.  He even went so far as to have all the trees cut in a long strip.  He believed that if an airstrip was constructed it would just be a matter of time before planes would be flying by and need a place to land. 

 

Madison had a liking for immigrants.  Once he went into the nearby community of Abernant to buy a pair of shoes.  A Jew owned a small store there that had shoes; A. Beckman was the storekeeper's name.  At that time it was customary to haggle about the price of any purchase.  The storekeeper knowing this would first ask a high price, knowing he would eventually lower it as the negotiations progressed.  This was something Madison would not abide by.  He asked Beckman the price of the shoes and when told, began to extract the money from his change purse.  Beckman stopped him and said he would lower his price and what he had asked before was too high.  Madison replied "Well I don't want the shoes now!"  When Beckman asked why, Madison said, "Well it is obvious that you were trying to swindle me the first time!"  He walked out of the store without buying anything.

 

Madison Taylor changed his name to James Theus Fitzgeorge.  At times he would talk of his royal heritage and just how it came about that he was the "Duke of Malta" - Madison's mother, Hellena Shaddick had married James Clarence Fitzherbert, grandson of Goerge IV and Maria Fitzherbert.  Hellena had died at the time of Madison's birth and her husband, James, heartbroken, had left the baby with his father-in-law, Evert Shaddick.  Evert's wife was ill and had just given birth to a baby who died.  Madison was renamed and raised as Evert Shaddick's son, his wife not knowing that Madison was not her own son.  Madison was of course larger than a new born baby and had a head of hair.  Because of this he was nicknamed "Oddity".  James Clarence Fitzherbert had sent to Evert Shaddick an inheritance pact which proved Madison's right to a large royal fortune.  Evert, not wishing to let his wife know that Madison was not her son, buried the pact and gave Madison the map and instructions on how to find the documents, but required him to promise not to open the instructions until his twenty-first birthday.  Upon opening the instruction and finding the map, he began his search to find the pact.  The documents were divided into two containers and buried in two different locations, with the first container giving instructions on where the second was buried.  Part of the directions to find the first container required the measurement from a water spring.  Madison found the spring, made the required measurements and dug, but could not find any container.  He began to research old deeds and plans and found that the spring had gradually filled in and migrated down hill.  Madison calculated the original position of the spring, remeasured from that point and found the first container.  The second container had been buried in a location that a church was later built on.  Madison got permission to dig under the church and found the second container containing the royal pact.

 

While living in Patterson Town near the Byron Earl Shattuck home, Madison Taylor continually received letters from lawyers who were trying to establish his right to the royal inheritance.  The lawyers, whose offices were in New York, had been pursuing the case for a long period of time.  The lawyers had been working with only copies of the documents that formed the proof of his identity.  The case had proceeded to the point that the original documents had to be provided by Madison Taylor.  He  packed his bags and was to leave in the morning to meet with the lawyers to finalize the proceedings.  Murray Shattuck was to take Madison Taylor to the train station the next day in his school bus.  That night Madison suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed and unable to speak.  The morning he was to leave, he did not show up to tell Byron he was leaving.  One of Byron's children was sent to find Grandfather.  He was found lying on the floor with his clothes on he was to wear on his trip.  He could not talk and could only bat his eyes.  He was carried to Byron's house and placed in bed.  His suitcase and the shack was searched and no papers could be found.  Madison got to where he could set up and talk a few words, but could not put the words together to make any sense.  The lawyers requested many times to come to his house and search for the documents.  Byron refused saying that nothing could be found.  It is thought that the Shunk, Pennsylvania house was also searched with no results.  Madison had shown the papers to several of the elder residents of the community and to his son.  No one had seen the documents just prior to his stroke.  The next night after his stroke someone entered his house and dug up the fireplace hearth making a hole "big enough to bury a cow in".

 

After his stroke, Madison would rarely sleep at night in the winter due to the cold.  He would sit in a chair in front of the fire and stare at the flames.  Byron would set up with his father at night until about 2:00 a.m., then Paul Shattuck would climb from bed and set with his grandfather to prevent him from getting into the fire and possibly burning the house down and to let his father sleep a few hours before walking to the woods to cut timber for another day's labor.  This was done for five years.  During these times alone with his grandfather, he would question him as to the whereabouts of the "U-Tube" containing the inheritance papers.  Madison would smile and draw a circle with a small curved mark within the circle.  Madison lived for approximately five years after the stroke.  Madison had believed that the English Royal Family had sent what he called "frets" to seek him out and steal the Royal Pact.  He was somewhat paranoid that someone was trying to kill him or steal the inheritance papers.

 

Paul Shattuck was ten years old before ever getting the chance to leave the farm to see a town.  He often heard talk of what a town looked like and he wondered if he would ever get to see one.  Paul's younger brother Thurman was a diabetic.  When Paul was about ten years old Thurman became sick and he was taken to a hospital in Birmingham.  Paul's older brother Byron Earl, Jr. carried Paul with him to see Thurman.  Paul remembered going through Bessemer.  He would be fourteen years old before getting to go to the city of Tuscaloosa.  Murray had carried him on a school bus with his Yolande School class to his first motion picture "Birth of a Nation".  It was a silent movie about the Ku Klux Klan.

 

"The Shadduck Brothers in the Civil War"; (pt. 3) (See brothers Lewis and Andrew for parts 1 & 2)

So far as the military records of Madison Shadduck show, he never saw his brother, Andrew Lee, after they were separated in New Market Heights, where Andrew was taken prisoner.  On February 1, Madison was made a Corporal.  By now, the war was nearly over.  General Grant was pressing General Lee hard in the back country of Virginia.  Madison's regiment may have been involved in this action.  On April 9, Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.  Madison and his companions were kept inactive, in camp, until August 13, 1865, and they were discharged at Richmond, and were then free to return to their homes.  Madison Taylor applied for and received a pension from the government for his military services.  In 1912, he claimed that he had discovered that his real name was James Theus Fitzgeorge, and that he belonged to a nobility of a European Monarchy.  After much correspondence, he got his pension made over to his new name.  He suffered a severe stroke on February 13, 1930, while living with his son, Byron, at Brookwood, Alabama.  After years of invalidism, he died there on September 4, 1933.  On his enlistment he is described as 18 years old, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, 5' 8" tall.  Sometime after his return from the Army, he married Marilda Riggs of Leroy, by whom he had three sons and four daughters.

 

More About Madison Taylor Shattuck:

Name 2: Maddison Shattuck

Burial: 26 Sep 1933, Brookwood, Tuscaloosa Co., AL

Medical Information: had a stroke on 13 Feb 1930

Military service: Bet. 29 Feb 1864 - 13 Aug 1865, Co K 11th PA Cav.

Residence: 1850, Canton, Bradford Co., PA (with bro. Lewis H.)

 

More About Marilda Harriett Riggs:

Burial: West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Madison Shattuck and Marilda Riggs are:

+   420     i.     Charles Herbert11 Shattuck, born 25 Jan 1870 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 09 Nov 1941 in Canton, Bradford Co., PA.

+   421    ii.     Byron Earl Shattuck, born 11 Feb 1872 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 May 1966 in Brookwood, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

+   422   iii.     Arthur Victor Shattuck, born 10 Feb 1874 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 06 May 1953 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA.

+   423   iv.     Julia Grace Shattuck, born 29 Nov 1876 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 02 Jun 1972.

+   424    v.     Vicilla May Shattuck, born 10 Oct 1879 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 11 Oct 1976.

     425   vi.     Fannie Eveline Shattuck, born 06 Dec 1887 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 11 Oct 1973.  She married Fay Manley; born 24 Nov 1882; died Mar 1971.

 

More About Fay Manley:

Residence: Bef. Mar 1971, Last residence: Elmira, NY 14901

Social Security Number: 071-09-0003 (NY)

 

+   426  vii.     Mary Etta Shattuck, born 01 Dec 1889 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 04 May 1977.

      131.  Vicilla Chloe10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 18 Apr 1848 in Fox Center, Elkland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, and died 28 May 1927 in Sullivan Co., PA.  She married (1) Elon Galusha Salisbury II 28 Apr 1867, son of John Salisbury and Hannah Grace.  He was born 09 Dec 1842 in Leona, Bradford Co., PA, and died 28 Nov 1908.  She married (2) John Lymon Bullock Bef. 1900. 

 

More About Vicilla Chloe Shadduck:

Burial: 31 May 1927, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

Notes for Elon Galusha Salisbury II:

Valley of Dreams and Memories - The Jackson Family; by Olive Grace Salisbury Jackson (1934)

(submitted to the SULLIVAN REVIEW commemorating the early settlers of Hillsgrove, PA)

 

Someone has said that history is mostly hearsay, but that which I write of the Jackson family in Hillsgrove is not all hearsay, for to me, these experiences have become real by my personal association with the Jackson family as the wife of John Lyman Jackson for over two score years and the mother of seven of his ten living children.  The stories told by my husband and his parents have led me to believe that my life, which was not always a bed of roses, was really tame and sheltered when compared to hardships which they suffered in a new country and a new world.  I feel that they have contributed much to the progress of the Loyalsock Valley and should be honored for the fortitude they displayed in enduring without complaining the bitter with the sweet, finding comfort for all ills in music, a natural inheritance of all those who bear the Jackson name.  I think there never was a Jackson who could not have taken a wind or stringed instrument which they had never seen before and picked a tune out of it in fifteen minutes.  My late husband was blessed in a large measure with this talent and had opportunity for study and development come his way he would, I am sure, made a name for himself among musical artists, however, he served the age in which he lived and his compositions live after him.  His children and grandchildren are proud of the fact that he played to large audiences on and off the air after he was 70 years old.  His descendents are carrying on by using their musical talents in the worship of God and elsewhere. Lyman's father "Johnny Jackson" to everyone in Sullivan, came to Hillsgrove in the autumn of 1846 with his wife, three children; George a boy of 7, two girls Sarah aged 3 and Martha a babe six months old.  They experienced six stormy weeks in the steerage of the good ship, Tuscarora, amid the terrors that beset the life of immigrants of that period.  The baby Martha was sick nearly all the time and her mother feared that she would die and be buried at sea as had been the fate of other children who had died enroute, thus becoming food for the sharks that followed the ship.  Her parents were spared this horrible experience and Martha, who married William Boyles is the only survivor of that voyage being hale and hearty at the age of 88 and expecting to live to be 100.  Johnny Jackson's father, William, after raising a large family of which Johnny was the oldest, lost his wife in England and later married a widow named Mary Goslip, who with her son Jack, accompanied Johnny's father to Philadelphia in 1840.  Six years later, Johnny's father and stepmother joined Johnny in his pioneer venture which consisted of land having been purchased from a speculator and located on the top of the wild and desolate mountain drained by the Loyalsock Creek.  This mountain now bears the name of "Jackson's Mountain" and seems a fitting monument to their efforts.  Those persons who have been reared on a farm and accustomed to the experience of living in the forest can well picture the lives of city dwellers trying to carve a farm out of the forests on Jackson Mountain.  The cabin of logs was completed in November and was without a door.  The first winter the only protection from wild animals and wilder weather was a blanket hung where the door would be when there was time to carry lumber 4 miles through the forest and the money to pay for the hand forged nails.  The family seemed to have moved on and off the mountain for the next several years.  My husband was born on the mountain and Ben, his youngest brother first saw the light of day in a log cabin on the Loyalsock at the mouth of Dry Run.  The Jackson men, William and Johnny, worked in the woods and in the saw mill for Lippincott.  Two members of the family died in the Lippincott home; Sarah at 13 developed measles and died while serving as nursemaid to Augustus Lippincott's children and the step-mother died while at work in the kitchen.  In the spring of 1856.  Johnny Jackson was offered the log cabin and 50 acres of flat land at the mouth of Huckle's Run if he would agree to make a home for the last survivor in Hillsgrove of the White family, so the two families made this log house their home for many years.  William and Johnny Jackson never took out naturalization papers and as they were English, their home soon became a recognized station on the underground railway for runaway slaves, and many black men and women were fed and sheltered there.  The Quakers from Pennsdale brought the slaves through the woods and left them here until they could be moved with safety to a station near Canton, Pa.  William Jackson died in this house in the late 1870's.  His death was caused by cancer of the eyes.  William's son, Johnny, became the father and grandfather of the Hillsgrove Coronet Band and many readers of this story have memories of a short white-haired old man who played very sweetly on a flat old fashioned baritone horn and when marching to music would forget to limp.  He was an authority on all things musical and when discussions would arise he gave his opinion on matters tempo and technique by clinching them with assertion. "I blew a horn before you were born."  The mountain farm, though the cabin was abandoned, seems to have been worked while the family lived in the cabin of the White family.  Lyman's boyhood memories included haying and sleeping upon the hay in the old log barn.  He told of waking up one hot day in July and seeing a large rattlesnake coiled near where he slept, also of dragging loads of hay down the mountainside, dragging a large tree for an anchor.  Johnny Jackson died in 1896 and his wife in 1894 and when Lyman died in 1929 in Endicott, I felt he could not rest anywhere but in the quiet valley where most of his life had been spent.  He to me is a glorified bridge uniting the past with the present and though I am several years his junior, I am proud to have been his wife and true help-mate for so many years.  Lyman married Julia Fuller when he was 17 and she was not yet 16, to them were born three children; Rosetta, Teora and Ray.  Julia died of the measles when Ray was an infant in arms.  Some years later when I was a girl of 17, I undertook the task of mothering a family of 3 and rearing another family.  Our 10 children grew up, married and are successful in life.  They own homes, cars and provide their children with the things which we only dreamed of in our childhood days.

 

Taken from the Salisburian, a series of writings authored by Elon Galusha Salisbury III, written during the period from the 1880's, up to approximately the 1920's; submitted by Richard Melvin Dryer:

 

This is from the initial writings of Elon Galusha Salisbury III from the Salisburian.  The Salisbury lineage issued from an unilluminated past, has run its course through centuries of English history.  Taking its concession from the period in the conquest of the Duke of Normandy in the year 1066, from which its British genealogy has been dated.  The first representative of the family in Britain entered the land with the invaders and shared in the allotments of the territory under the reign of William the Conqueror, from which its earliest authentic history has been written.  For nearly 600 years the family remained within the bounds of the British kingdom, and played its part in the history of England, as well as of Wales, to which some of its members eventually migrated.  Its stories have covered the activities of the years of many generations in the domestic life of the home on Manorial Estates and in the pageantries of war and in tournament, in which achievements of honor and valor were won, in which prowess was displayed, and in which pace was kept with the advancing steps of civilization.  Humphrey Salisbury, the first arrival of his own family line in America, was the youngest son of John Salisbury and Catherine Nicholas, daughter of Humphrey Nicholas, and was born in Erbistock, England in 1685.  Being named for his maternal grandfather.  He married Mary Milburn, a young lady of his native place who was of Scotch descent in 1706.  Both of whom were of tender years, and in the following year, the twain bade farewell to their home friends, and crossed the stormy seas to Boston, where they had purposed to cast their lot and fortune, leaving the older brother, John, in the homeland to inherit the family estate in old England.  An estate in the town of Braintree, MA, a few miles southeast of Boston 'was purchased, and the foundation of a new home in America was lay auspiciously.  It seemed as though good fortune had smiled upon them, and a bright future had dawned on their horizon.  To them, a son was born on 17 Apr 1708, as recorded in the annals of Boston, to whom the name William was given, the first native born of the immediate family in America.  Three months after the birth of the son, and a year after his arrival from England in the year 1708, Humphrey Salisbury, the first progenitor of the family America, passed away at the age of 23 years on his farm in Braintree, leaving his young wife and child in a strange land.  The widowed mother, only 18 years of age, continued to live upon the estate, which was eventually passed to the son by inheritance, upon the attainment of his majority.  In the course of time the mother was married to Captain Steven Hayes, a seafaring man of Braintree, who assumed paternal relations toward his stepson.  The young William passed his childhood and youth on the farm under the wholesome influence and training of his mother, who possessed all the sterling qualities of her Scotch ancestry, but without any personal recollection of his father. who had been taken from him in infancy.  William, the first born of the Salisburian ancestry, son of Humphrey Salisbury and Mary Milburn, opened his eyes upon the world in Braintree on April 17, 1708, to whom, all knowledge of the father, who had died three months after his birth was a tradition.  The child grew to young manhood on the family farm, in the good surroundings, and in such school and church advantages as the time and place afforded and became an important unit in the family of genealogy.  Upon attaining the years of his majority, he came into possession of the parental estate.  Determined to follow the vocation of a farmer, and in 1728, married Lydia Thomas, daughter of Captain John Thomas, a seafaring man, and member of a distinct family of ship navigators.  To them in after years were born twelve children; seven sons and five daughters, only five of who lived to mature years, and became separate family units.  They were William, Steven, Ambrose, Mary, and Lydia.  The mother died in 1762, and two years later, the father married Sarah Hunt, of Braintree, according to ancient town records, and spent the remaining years of his life in his farm home, where he died on 09 Feb 1787.

 

Our direct ancestor, who was the son of William Salisbury and Lydia Thomas, was William Jr. or William II.  He was born in Braintree, MA on 29 Sep 1731.  William married Elizabeth Seal 09 Jun 1753.  Elizabeth was born 23 Feb 1735, in South Weymouth, MA.  William was a native of Braintree, a town some ten miles from Boston.  His wife, Elizabeth Beal, came from South Weymouth.  In 1761, William, with a growing family, moved to Boston, to take charge of the farm of Gov. Thomas Hutchinson.  A few years later the governor appointed him to an official post, as collector of the fort on Castle Island, at the entrance to Boston's inner harbor.  In Boston the Salisburys were caught up in the midst of seething discontent in the colony, which was fast developing into two antagonistic parties.  Those who supported the English government were the Loyalists or Tories, and those who supported being free-born Englishmen, were the Patriots or Whigs.  In spite of his friendship with the governor, William's sympathies or interests were with the Patriots, and was outspoken on their behalf.  During the Revolution, he served as Barracks master and commissary for Colonel Paul Revere's Corp of artillery at Castle Island, a post that he was very familiar with from his former government position.  He continued after the war under John Hancock, until his retirement in 1788.  At the end of the war, several of the Salisburys had migrated to Conway, MA.  Here, after his retirement, William and his wife, Elizabeth, joined them, but Conway was only a temporary home.  At the turn of the century, first John Salisbury, then brother Steven, attracted by opportunities they saw further west, moved their families on to Phelps, NY, where rich lands were opening up after the Gorham-Phelps purchase in the Central and Western New York territories.  Some time around 1801, the elder William Salisbury and his wife Elizabeth Seal Salisbury also moved to the Phelpa area.  He died in 1621 in his 80th year; Elizabeth died in 1817.  They are both buried in Joslyn Cemetery in Oaks Corners, near Phelps.

 

William Salisbury and Elizabeth Beal Salisbury had four sons and three daughters.  They were William, who married Hannah Brown of Conway, Elizabeth who married a Packard, Seth, Sarah who married a Glover, Steven who married Rhoda Brown of Conway, Rachel who married Benjamin Cole from Ireland, and John I, our direct ancestor, who was married three times.  His second wife, Polly Wilder was our ancestor.

 

When Jonathan Oaks came into Genesee County, in or near the Phelps area, he was accompanied by several young men seeking opportunity for advancement.  Among them was John Salisbury, the youngest son of William Salisbury, of Conway, MA.  His first visit to Phelps was approximately 1791.  He spent a few months in the area, surveying and assessing the area, but then turned to Conway. He returned approximately 1796, and became a real pioneer. He came alone and walked all the way.  He purchased land west from Melverne Hill, cleared several acres, built a log house, and after planting some crops and fruit trees, he returned to Conway again, passing over the long road; 100 miles of this was only a blazed trail.

 

In January he married Elizabeth Bannister, the sister of Dr. Caleb Bannister, at Conway.  Before spring set in, they started to drive for the home he had prepared in the western land.  They had gathered together a store of provisions, and such household effects as could be carried on a sleigh.  They had a team of horses, a pair of oxen, and a cow.  They were intending to take advantage of the sleighing, as it was much easier on both team and riders.  For several days there was a good snow track that came along a well-settled road over the Hudson and along the Mohawk Valley, finding comfortable stopping places each night.  Near the sight of Auburn, NY, the snow began to fail them, and soon bare ground stretched ahead.  Leaving his wife, and a great part of their goods at an inn by the foot of Cayuga Lake, the young man continued his journey with the team of horses at the head of the oxen, and the cow tied at the rear, dragging the sleigh along the bare ground.  In a few days, he returned with a wagon to get his wife, and his goods, and at last came to their new home.  Elizabeth died in 1806, leaving four small children and a little babe whom would soon join her.  After a time John made another trip to Conway and returned with Polly Wilder, his second wife.  Seven more children were added to his household.  These, in turn, went on to create new homes.  Polly died, and in due time John sought again another wife who had born of Conway, Betsy Seal Bannister, a sister of his first wife.  He died on the farm which had been his home through the years, having attained the age of 83.

 

These were the sons and daughters of John Salisbury: with first wife, Elizabeth Bannister, four sons: Franklin, who died in 1807 at six months old, Caleb Bannister, Foster Bernard, and Luther; with second wife, Polly Wilder, he had five sons and two daughters: Benjamin Franklin, born 26 Jul 1808; John II, 27 Dec 1809, who is our direct ancestor; Polly, 26 Oct 1811; Perry, 15 May 1814; Elon Galusha I, 10 Mar 1819; Sarah Ann, 04 Jul 1821, died 03 Mar 1823, and Samuel Wilder born 09 Feb 1826; with third wife, Betsy Seal Bannister, there were no children.

 

John Salisbury II, son of John Salisbury and Polly Wilder Salisbury was born 27 Dec 1809.  After passing his young manhood on the family farm, he went to the town of Springfield in Bradford Co., PA to settle on a tract of land that his father had acquired.  Here he spent the remainder of his life.  He was an upright and honorable man in the community, was a conscientious churchman, and bore the title of Captain, which he received in the days of military training.

 

He married Hannah Grace, daughter of William and Hannah Salisbury Grace in Springfield on 31 May 1832, and died at his farm home 26 Mar 1885.  His wife, a granddaughter of William Salisbury and Hannah Brown, was born in Massachusetts on 15 Aug 1812 and died 19 Nov 1883.  Four sons and two daughters were born to them: Mary L., 10 Mar 1833; John Jefferson, 13 Sep 1834; Olive Grace, 12 Jul 1840; Elon Galusha II, 09 Dec 1842; William Valentine, 19 Jun 1849 and Samuel Wilder, 05 Nov 1854.

 

Elon would marry Vicilla Chloe Shadduck of Windfall, PA on 28 Apr 1867.  He died 23 Nov 1908, on his farm home in the town of Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.  Elon II was our direct ancestor.  These were the sons and daughters of Elon Galusha Salisbury II and Vicilla Chloe Shadduck.  The first born, Olive Grace, was born on 31 Jan 1868 and married Lyman Jackson.  Three sons and four daughters were born to them: John William, Myrtle Grace, Amy Pearl, Glenn Lyle, Lois Belva, Cecil Rhodes, and Mary Beatrice Jackson.  The second child was William Harland, born 20 Feb 1869.  He married Mary Edith Brown, born 04 Sep 1895, and to them a daughter was born, namely Mona Larue, born 24 Sep 1896, who married Hamilton W. Sherlock of Akron, OH 24 May 1919.  The third born was Hannah Eudora, on 19 Aug 1872.  She was married two times, first to James L. Brenchley, and then to Stanley Gilbert, but without children.  The fourth child was Amy Evelyn, born 22 Aug 1874, who married Loren Stone.  Five sons and two daughters were born to this union, namely Victor R., Alice C., Forest S., Lourina G., Harold Lawrence and Jasper D. Stone.  The fifth child was John Taylor, born 27 Apr 1876, who married Martha Pressey. To them three sons were born: John Austin, William Harland and Harold Eugene Salisbury.  The sixth child of Elon and Vicilla was Fentie Virginia, born 21 Feb 1878.  She married Charles Dryer and had the following children: Hazel, Mabel, Howard, Edward, Lauren, Lloyd, and Raymond Dryer.  Fentie was married a second time to Edward Pierson, and had one more son, Arvid Pierson.  The seventh child, Elon Galusha IV, was born 15 Nov 1880 and married Mary Louise Gruver 27 Dec 1905, in Roaring Branch, PA.  A daughter, Rose, was born to them on 08 Feb 1907.  After Mary's death Elon went on to marry Dorothy Cleveland Salisbury.  The eighth child was Mary Eleanor, born 04 Feb 1885, she marrying Emery Bagley on 27 Apr 1905.  A son and a daughter were born to them: John Royden and Lorna Eudora Bagley.  The ninth, Jesse Wilder, was born on 30 Nov 1887.  He married Stella Kennedy on 13 May 1913.  They had no children.

 

This is the Salisbury genealogy from the English branch, prior to Humphrey's arrival in America.  This is taken from another Salisburian writing done by Elon Galusha Salisbury III, and is dated 1904.  We start with the first Salisbury in recorded history.  He was Adam Salisbury, or de Salzburg.  He entered England with William the Conqueror, and married Joyce, daughter of Sir William Dampell.  Alexander, son of Adam and Joyce Dampell Salisbury married Maria de Warrens of a very great Norman home.  Sir Thomas, son of Alexander and Maria de Warrens Salisbury married Janette, daughter and heir of Sir William de Munderville, the hero of Acre, under Richard I in 1191.  Sir Henry, son of Sir Thomas and Jeanette de Munderville Salisbury, married Nest, daughter and heir of Cynric Sais of Longhinge, descendant of Rodrique "The Goth", knighted for his prowess against the Saracens, and surnamed "The Black."  Sir John, son of Sir Henry and Nest Sais Salisbury, married Katharine, daughter of Lord St. Maur, died on 09 May 1289.  He was a Crusader, and according to a manuscript, was the first member of the family to settle in Wales.  William, son of Sir John and Katharine St Maur Salisbury, married Margaret, daughter and heir of David ap Ken ap Philip Fickdan, who descended literally from earls in Ireland and buried in a house in a chapel in Denbigh.

 

Ralph, son of William and Margaret Fickdan Salisbury, married Margaret, daughter and heir of lvan ap Cadwgan of Llowarch Vaughn.  Henry, son of Ralph and Margaret ap Cadwgan Salisbury, married Agnes, daughter and heir of Sir John Curtois, descendant of Robert, Duke of Normandy.  He rebuilt Lleweney, where he died and was buried in 1400.  Thomas, son of Henry and Agnes Curtois Salisbury, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Donne of Utkington, Cheshire, surnamed "The Old."  Sir Thomas, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Donne Salisbury, married Joan, daughter of William Griffith of Penryn, Chamberlain of North Wales.  Thomas was knighted in 1465, and died in 1506.  Sir Roger, son of Sir Thomas and Joan Griffith Salisbury, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard, and sister of Sir John Puleston, Knight of Bersham, knighted at Rouen by Charles Brandon.  Sir John, son of Sir Roger and Elizabeth Puiston Salisbury, married Jane, daughter and coheir of David Middleton, Mayor of Chester.  He died in 1578, and was entombed in Whitchurch near Denbigh.  He was known as "the knight with two thumbs".

 

George, second son of Sir John and Jane Middleton Salisbury married Mary, daughter of Thomas Grosvener Esquire, of Eaton in 1588.  Thomas, oldest son of George and Mary Grosvener Salisbury of Erbistock, married Mary, daughter of Rowland Hill of Hawkston, Salap County.  John, oldest son of Thomas and Mary Hill Salisbury, born in Erbistock in 1631, married Katharine, daughter and co-heir of Humphrey Nicholas of Montgomery County.  Their oldest son, John, was born in 1673.  We finally come to Humphrey, the youngest son of John and Katherine Nicholas Salisbury, born in Erbistock, England in 1665.  He married Mary Milburn in 1706, came to America in 1707, and settled on a farm in Braintree, MA, where he died, was buried in Jul 1708, leaving an infant son who inherited his estate.

 

More About Elon Galusha Salisbury II:

Burial: 01 Dec 1908, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Vicilla Shadduck and Elon Salisbury are:

+   427     i.     Olive Grace11 Salisbury, born 31 Jan 1868 in Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 26 Feb 1954 in Morris, Tioga Co., PA.

+   428    ii.     William Harland Salisbury, born 20 Feb 1869 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 11 Feb 1953 in Miami, Dade Co., FL.

     429   iii.     Hannah Eudora Salisbury, born 19 Aug 1872 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Sep 1971.  She married (1) John Schindler Bef. 1908.  She married (2) James Lincoln Brenchley 24 Jun 1908 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; born 15 Nov 1872 in Bradford Co., PA; died 1932.  She married (3) Stanley Day Gilbert 03 Jan 1934 in East Canton, Bradford Co., PA; born 04 Aug 1872 in Granville Twp., Bradford Co., PA.

 

More About Hannah Eudora Salisbury:

Name 2: Gilbert, Hannah

Burial: 18 Sep 1971, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

Residence: Bef. Sep 1971, Last residence: Meshoppen, PA 18630

Social Security Number: 180-40-5203 (PA)

 

Notes for James Lincoln Brenchley:

NOTES ON THE BRENCHLEY FAMILY:

Brenchley is spelled many different ways in the Fox Twp. and Canton Boro census, variations being Brenchley, Brenchly, Brincely, Brincley and Brinchly.  The progenitor who settled in Shunk was James W. Brenchley, born in 1825.  He marr. Hannah B. ______, who was born in PA.  James came from co. Kent, England and is first listed in the 1850 federal enumeration for Fox Township.  He stated to the census taker he could not read or write.  His occupation was that of a farmer and his estate was valued at $300.  James & Hannah had the following children: John born in 1838 in NY; George W., Nov 1841; Solomon, 1846; Chester B., 1847; Susannah, 1849 and Alice L., 1854, marr. Chester King.  In 1860, the family lived in Fox Twp. (HH #336), James' personal estate being valued at $1000 and his real estate was worth $350.  Their eldest son, John, is listed as having been married within the year to Eliza H., she being born in 1845.  His estate values are listed as $60 personal and $35 real estate.  The young couple was recorded under the surname "Brincely" in HH #49 of Fox Twp. 1870 census.  John & Eliza's children were: Edwell, born in 1862; George D., 1866; Clara B., 29 Jul 1869; Frank, 1874 and Wallis, 1878.  George W. Brenchley marr. 1) ______ Weed; marr. 2) Eliza Allda Loomis.  He is listed in the 1900 census of Fox Twp. (HH #60), living next-door to his son, James L. Brenchley.  George stated that he had been married twice, this time to Eliza for 28 years.  She stated that she had 7 children, all living as of the census date.  She was born in Sep 1850 in PA, as was her mother and her father was born in NY.  Children living in the home were their set of twins, Walter R. and Wallace J., born in Sep 1887 and a granddaughter, Zetta H. Brenchley, born Jan 1898.

 

INGHAM HISTORY OF SULLIVAN COUNTY; Thomas J. Ingham (1899), pgs. 133-4:

JAMES L. BRENCHLEY - This well-known farmer and lumberman of Shunk, Fox Township, Sullivan County, is a native of Bradford County, this state, having been born at the latter place November 15, 1864.  His parents are George and Lydia (Loomis) Brenchley, now residing in Fox Township.  The mother is a native of Bradford County and a daughter of James Loomis, of the latter place.  The father was a native of Fox Township, his English parents coming to this country and locating in that township before 1840.  George Brenchley was twice married - his first wife being a Miss Weed, by whom he had two children, Abraham and John, the latter dying at the age of twenty-four years.  After the death of his wife he was again united in matrimony to Miss Lydia Loomis.  To them were born the following children: Minnie, the wife of Guy Fuller of Springfield, Pennsylvania; James, the subject of these memoirs; Frank, who married Mattie Leonard and is living at home engaged in lumbering; Maggie, the wife of Emery Tellison, of Smithfield, this state; Maud, Walter and Wallace, the latter three living home.  When James L. Brenchley was a child of nine years his parents came to Sullivan County, settling in Fox Township.  Here he attended the common schools, receiving such education as could be obtained from them until he reached his eighteenth year, at this age he began to work for himself, employed in the extensive lumber tracts of that region.  He afterward bought a farm of seventy-four acres, from which he has cleared most of the timber and otherwise greatly improved, devoting the land to general farming.  He was also engaged in lumbering.  At the age of twenty-three, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora, daughter of James H. Campbell.  Two children have blessed this union; Ina Belle, born December 6, 1896 and Ethel M., born July 26, 1898.  In politics Mr. Brenchley is an unyielding Republican and is at present serving a three year term as road commissioner.  He is a prominent member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, with which he united some four years ago, and is deservedly popular throughout the county, where he is well known.

 

More About James Lincoln Brenchley:

Burial: 1932, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

More About Stanley Day Gilbert:

Burial: Leona Cem., Bradford Co., PA

 

+   430   iv.     Amy Evelyn Salisbury, born 22 Aug 1874 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 18 Jan 1960.

+   431    v.     John Taylor Salisbury, born 27 Apr 1876 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

+   432   vi.     Fentie Virginia Salisbury, born 21 Feb 1878 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1946 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY.

+   433  vii.     Elon Galusha Salisbury IV, born 15 Nov 1880 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Mar 1972 in Tacoma Park, MD.

+   434 viii.     Mary Eleanor Salisbury, born 04 Feb 1885 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 15 Sep 1926.

     435   ix.     Jesse Wilder Salisbury, born 30 Nov 1887 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  He married Estella Kennedy.

      133.  Albert Frank10 Shadduck (Amy9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 26 Oct 1854 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA, and died 1945 in Muncy, Lycoming Co., PA.  He married Emma Augusta White 1876.  She was born 22 May 1858 in PA, and died 01 Sep 1943 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

 

Notes for Albert Frank Shadduck:

The Shadduck-Dickerson reunions of the 1930's and 1940's had been recorded in a logbook which was given to me by Madeline Dickerson, widow of Theus F. Dickerson, he a former secretary of the original reunion association.  It wasn't until 1967 that Charles V. Shadduck started the tradition again, most of the attendees being descendants of Albert & Emma.  A few families have emerged from the vast distances to appear to give an insight into the other descending families of Evert & Amy.  Jennie, Charles' younger sister, invited me to the 1980 reunion, my first experience with a family reunion.  In 1981 and 1982 I rode my 10-speed bicycle from Elmira, NY to Shunk.  During the week prior to the 1981 reunion, I made it a point to contact several individuals in the Shunk and Forksville ares who filled me in on their own family's information.  I stayed with Charles & Kay Shadduck the week prior to the Sunday reunion, using this week to walk through the West Hill and Brown Cemeteries and the Friends' Burial Grounds, writing down all of the information inscribed on the headstones.  I have since then made an index to these inscriptions.  After a week of "vacationing", I attended the reunion.  It was a damp, misty day but the reunion went very well, although it was held inside the fire station.  I took several photographs of the attendants.  Upon my return to Elmira, I wrote the following, submitting it to the SULLIVAN REVIEW, the local newspaper.  "The reunion for the descendants of Evert & Amy (Porter) Shadduck was held on Sunday, July 26, 1981 at the Endless Winds Fire Station in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.  A dinner buffet was held at 1:00 p.m. and pictures were taken at 3:00.  (It was a damp, cool day, sprinkling most of the afternoon.  Photographs were taken inside the firehouse.)  Those in attendance were: Charles V. & Kay Shadduck, Donald & Joan Shadduck, Donald W. & Rose Shadduck and children Michael and Timothy, all of Shunk; Luther & Karol Shadduck, Phyllis Little, Charles & Sue Shadduck, William C. & Gaynold McClintock and Fawn, their daughter, John & Jamie Wenzel and children Sean and Jennifer, all of Montoursville; Forrest & Elsie Shadduck, Richard & Mary Shadduck, Lionel & Arvilla Shadduck, all of Muncy; Edwin and Jennie Brennan, Earl "Shad" Shadduck, Wayne Blakeman, all of Athens; Lura Morris, Mary Sargeant, Dona Solomon and sons Christopher and Peter, all of Sayre; Ronald J. Porter and Florence Duff Kane, both from Elmira, NY; Ralph and Agnes Snell from Proctor; Glen & Carol Shadduck, Daryle & Gloria Shadduck and daughter, Stacey, all of Campbell, NY; Donald & Dorna Foust and children Craig and Jill of Forksville; Minnie Baumunk of State College; Steve and Cathy Ball and children Steve, Jr. and Christina; David E. & Avinella Saunders and children Tammy and David, all of Williamsport; Durwood & Helen Shadduck from Trout Run and Elmer Rosbach of Tampa, FL." -- R. J. Porter

 

More About Albert Frank Shadduck:

Burial: 1945, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

Notes for Emma Augusta White:

Emma's mother was born in England.

 

More About Emma Augusta White:

Burial: 04 Sep 1943, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

     

Children of Albert Shadduck and Emma White are:

+   436     i.     Harry Evert11 Shadduck, born 17 Sep 1878 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died Nov 1965.

+   437    ii.     Ellen Evangeline Shadduck, born 02 Nov 1880 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 28 Nov 1929 in Sullivan Co., PA.

+   438   iii.     Robert Albert Shadduck, born 18 Jul 1885 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 09 Jul 1944 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.

+   439   iv.     Martha Lillian Shadduck, born 14 Jun 1887 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 19 Feb 1922.

+   440    v.     John Earl Shadduck, born 17 Sep 1888 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 16 Feb 1962.

+   441   vi.     Cecil Ray Shadduck, born 24 Aug 1889 in Shunk, Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 02 May 1962 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.

+   442  vii.     Fern Whitmore Shadduck, born 22 Jun 1892 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 13 Sep 1974 in Estella, Sullivan Co., PA.

+   443 viii.     Charles Vernon Shadduck, born 23 May 1894 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 24 Jun 1984 in Williamsport, PA.

+   444   ix.     Edward Dean Shadduck, born 15 May 1896 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died Feb 1973 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.

+   445    x.     William Forrest Shadduck, born 02 Jul 1898 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 14 Sep 1992 in Williamsport, PA.

     446   xi.     Bertha Leona Shadduck, born 12 Mar 1902 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 09 Nov 1908 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA.

 

More About Bertha Leona Shadduck:

Burial: 11 Nov 1908, West Hill Cem., Shunk, PA

 

+   447  xii.     Jennie Mildred Shadduck, born 10 Feb 1904 in Shunk, Sullivan Co., PA; died 23 Sep 1996 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.

 

 

      134.  James M. Ludivic10 Porter (William9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 24 Apr 1840 in Broome Center, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 19 Jun 1917.  He married (1) Nancy Jane Chichester 08 Mar 1860 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, daughter of John Chichester and Margaret ______.  She was born 1844 in NY, and died 1866 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married (2) Matilda Wainwright 1881 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, daughter of Henry Wainwright and Betsey ______.  She was born 20 Apr 1851 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 17 Mar 1934.

 

Notes for James M. Ludivic Porter:

MILITARY RECORDS OF SCHOHARIE CO., NY-Veterans of Four Wars; by George H. Warner (pg. 169):

JAMES PORTER - Broome-Farmer; married; age 24; enlisted November 24, 1863; captured near Cold Harbor; confined in Andersonville for "six months;" paroled; discharged August 1, 1865; Potter's Hollow, NY; farmer; married.  Children, Cassius, Harry, Robert.

 

James' first marriage was announced in the SCHOHARIE PATRIOT and recorded in the church records.  In 1983 I made contact with some of James' descendants, visiting with Ray & Mary Porter of Middleburgh prior to that year's reunion.  Mary stated that some time before my visit Ray was listening to the local radio station (WGY - 81AM in Albany, NY) and heard an announcement.  An old dresser had been auctioned and the new owner found some old letters pertaining to the Civil War.  They had been written by James to members of his family during his service, and confinement at Andersonville.

 

More About James M. Ludivic Porter:

Burial: 21 Jun 1917, Pine Grove Cem., Livingstonville, Schoharie Co., NY

Mil. Branch/Co./Unit: Co F & D, 7th Reg. NY Hvy Art

Military service: Bet. 24 Nov 1863 - 01 Aug 1865, Cold Harbor, VA

 

More About Nancy Jane Chichester:

Residence: 1850, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

Marriage Notes for James Porter and Nancy Chichester:

James' first marriage was announced in the SCHOHARIE PATRIOT and recorded in the church records.

 

Notes for Matilda Wainwright:

According to Broome's 1910 federal census (HH#324), Matilda stated that she had been married twice and had 2 children, both living.  She actually had 2 other sons, Alex and Ezra, by her first marriage.  It is uncertain who her first husband was.  The boys were listed in the home, but did not have a different surname.  Ray, a grandson of Robert, stated that these boys were not James'. -- note of R. J. Porter

 

More About Matilda Wainwright:

Burial: 20 Mar 1934, Pine Grove Cem., Livingstonville, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: 1930, Franklinton, Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of James Porter and Nancy Chichester are:

+   448     i.     Cassius M.11 Porter, born Jun 1861 in Schoharie Co., NY.

+   449    ii.     Harry J. Porter, born Feb 1862 in Schoharie Co., NY.

Child of James Porter and Matilda Wainwright is:

+   450     i.     Robert James11 Porter, born Dec 1884; died Feb 1943 in Berne, Albany Co., NY.

      137.  Ezra J.10 Porter (William9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1847 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Jane Conklin abt. 1866.  She was born 1854 in NY.

 

More About Ezra J. Porter:

Estate Value: 1870, $1650

Residence 1: Bet. 1850 - 1870, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: 23 Apr 1869, Rensselaerville, NY

Residence 3: 1880, St. James, Cedar Co., NE

Residence 4: 1910, 7-WD Sioux, Woodbury Co., IA

 

Notes for Jane Conklin:

The 1910 census states that Jane was divorced and had 2 children, 1 still living.  It is evident that after her divorce, she returned to Schoharie County, being enumerated with her sister and brother-in-law.

 

More About Jane Conklin:

Name 2: Porter, Jane

Date born 2: 1853, NY

Residence 1: 1880, St. James, Cedar Co., NE

Residence 2: 1910, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 3: Broome, NY; Mt. Washington, MA

     

Children of Ezra Porter and Jane Conklin are:

+   451     i.     Howard11 Porter, born Sep 1868 in NY; died in KS.

     452    ii.     Lewis Porter, born 1871 in NY.

 

More About Lewis Porter:

Residence: 1880, St. James, Cedar, Nebraska

      139.  Zilpha10 Porter (William9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 11 Sep 1849 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1944 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.  She married Harry Caleb Turner 1871 in Schoharie Co., NY, son of Caleb Turner and Olive Taylor.  He was born Jan 1841 in Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1933 in Ontario, Canada.

 

More About Zilpha Porter:

Name 2: Turner, Zilpha

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: 1930, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY

Notes for Harry Caleb Turner:

HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY; pg. ii:

Turner, Harry C., p.o. Hunters' Land, farmer, 135 acres, born in county in 1841, has been assessor; wife Zilpha, daughter of William and Minna Porter, of county, born in 1850, married in 1871.  Father Caleb Turner was born in Connecticut; wife Olive Taylor, of Schoharie county.

 

More About Harry Caleb Turner:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Occupation: Farmer

Real Estate: 135 acres in Middleburgh, NY

Residence: Bet. 1841 - 1933, Broome and Middleburgh, NY

     

Child of Zilpha Porter and Harry Turner is:

     453     i.     Everett Harry11 Turner, born 28 Oct 1888 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY; died 1919 in Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Everett Harry Turner:

Burial: 1919, Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: 1900, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY

      152.  Omar10 Porter (Daniel9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Mar 1861 in Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1941 in prob. Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Biancey Campbell 1880 in Schoharie Co., NY.  She was born 1862 in Schoharie Co., NY, and died Aft. 1930 in prob. Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

 

Notes for Omar Porter:

Omer resided with the William Johnson family in Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY during the 1910 federal enumeration in HH #132.  Listed as a hired hand, he stated he was 49 and married.  It is uncertain as to where his wife and children were living.

 

More About Omar Porter:

Burial: 1941, Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., PA

Residence 1: 1900, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: 1910, Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 3: 1930, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY (with son Irvin)

 

More About Biancey Campbell:

Residence: 1930, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of Omar Porter and Biancey Campbell are:

+   454     i.     Marilla11 Porter, born Sep 1881 in Schoharie Co., NY.

+   455    ii.     Katie Mae Porter, born May 1884 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY.

+   456   iii.     Irving M. Porter, born Jul 1892 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     457   iv.     Enla M. Porter, born 30 Nov 1899 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 10 May 1900 in Schoharie Co., NY.

 

More About Enla M. Porter:

Burial: 12 May 1900, Keyserkill Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Cause of Death: pneumonia

      154.  Ira N.10 Porter (Ira Stuart9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Jun 1846 in Athens, Greene Co., NY, and died Bef. 1930.  He married Helen E. ______ abt. 1872.  She was born Feb 1849 in NY.

 

More About Ira N. Porter:

Occupation: 1870, Railroad brakeman

Residence 1: 1850, Athens, Greene Co., NY

Residence 2: 1860, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY

Residence 3: 1870, Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 4: Bet. 1900 - 1920, Liberty, Sullivan Co., NY

     

Child of Ira Porter and Helen ______ is:

     458     i.     Blake11 Porter, born 03 Feb 1879 in Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY; died Aft. 1930.  He married Ruth M. ______ 1903 in NY; born 1878 in NY.

 

More About Blake Porter:

Medical Information: Blake stated at his draft registration that the "back of legs paralized".  He was admitted into a mental hospital, where he was listed during the 1930 census.  The circumstances may have been related.

Occupation 1: 1900, Plumber

Occupation 2: Bet. 1910 - 1920, Cigar store retailer

Residence 1: Bet. 1910 - 1920, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY

Residence 2: 1930, Dickinson Twp., Broome Co., NY

 

More About Ruth M. ______:

Occupation: 1920, Saleslady at husband's cigar store

Residence: Bet. 1910 - 1920, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY

      156.  Aretas Stanton10 Porter (Albert9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 27 Apr 1846 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died Bef. 1930 in prob. Clinton Co., MO.  He married Mary Elizabeth Bennett abt. 1892, daughter of Hiram Bennett and ______ ______.  She was born 23 May 1864 in Benton, Keokuk Co., IA.

 

More About Aretas Stanton Porter:

Name 2: Porter, A. S.

Residence 1: 1850, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1860 - 1870, Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 3: Bet. 1910 - 1920, 2-WD Lathrop, Clinton Co., MO

 

More About Mary Elizabeth Bennett:

Residence 1: 1870, Benton, Keokuk, Iowa

Residence 2: 1930, Washington, Jackson Co., MO (with dau. Neva Stout)

     

Children of Aretas Porter and Mary Bennett are:

     459     i.     Laura11 Porter, born 1894 in IA.

+   460    ii.     Neva M. Porter, born 1903 in Clinton Co., MO.

      157.  Albanus Beckwith10 Porter (Albert9, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 23 Jun 1848 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 26 Jun 1921 in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.  He married Candace Cleveland 21 Dec 1868 in New York City, NY.  She was born 03 Feb 1852 in Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY, and died 10 Oct 1935 in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.

 

Children of Albanus Porter and Candace Cleveland are:

+   461     i.     Frank Albert11 Porter, born 29 Nov 1870 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 18 Sep 1900.

+   462    ii.     Charles Cleveland Porter, born 06 Jul 1872 in Schoharie Co., NY; died 20 May 1955.

+   463   iii.     Mabel Bertha Porter, born 08 Nov 1879 in Ness Co., KS; died 17 Feb 1951.

+   464   iv.     Manley Bertin Porter, born 09 Sep 1881 in Ness Co., KS; died 15 Jul 1966 in Julesburg, CO.

+   465    v.   Ira Wallace Porter, born 08 Oct 1891 in Ness Co., KS; died 22 Jan 1979 in Holyoke, Phillips Co., CO.

      160.  Harmon10 Hoteling (Clarrinda9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Jun 1846 in Franklinton, Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1900.  He married Lucinda Prechtle 1866 in Schoharie Co., NY, daughter of ______ Prechtle and Eunice ______.  She was born May 1845.

 

More About Harmon Hoteling:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Occupation: 1872, farmer in Franklinton

Property: 1872, 80 acres in Franklinton

 

More About Lucinda Prechtle:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of Harmon Hoteling and Lucinda Prechtle are:

+   466     i.     Melvin11 Hoteling, born 1869 in NY.

     467    ii.     Caria E. Hoteling, born Jan 1871 in NY; died 07 Aug 1934.  She married Frank Benn Aft. 1900; born Apr 1864 in NY; died 1952.

 

More About Caria E. Hoteling:

Name 2: Benn, Carrie

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Frank Benn:

Burial: 1952, Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 1: 1870-1880, Middleburgh, Schoharie, New York

Residence 2: 1900, Guilderland, Albany Co., NY

Residence 3: 1930, Altamont, Albany Co., NY

      161.  John William10 Hoteling (Clarrinda9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Sep 1848 in NY, and died 1933.  He married Catherine Estus Bouck 1868, daughter of Tobias Bouck and Eliza Worth.  She was born 1851 in Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1945.

 

More About John William Hoteling:

Burial: 1933, Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 1: Bet. 1850 - 1880, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: Bet. 1900 - 1910, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Catherine Estus Bouck:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: Bet. 1850 - 1880, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of John Hoteling and Catherine Bouck are:

     468     i.     Frank H.11 Hoteling, born 1869; died 1940.  He married Daisy B. Hall; born 1884; died 1939.

 

More About Frank H. Hoteling:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Daisy B. Hall:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

 

     469    ii.     Ina Hoteling, born 1874.

     470   iii.     Herbert Hoteling, born Sep 1875.  He married Cora E. ______.

      163.  Chauncey10 Hoteling (Clarrinda9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born May 1853 in NY.  He married Irena Armlin 1873.  She was born 1854 in NY.

More About Chauncey Hoteling:

Name 2: Hoteling, Chancy

Name 3: Hotelling, Chauncey

Residence 1: 1920, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

Residence 2: 1930, Franklinton, Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Irena Armlin:

Residence: 1930, Franklinton, Broome Twp., Schoharie Co., NY

     

Children of Chauncey Hoteling and Irena Armlin are:

     471     i.     Percilla11 Hoteling, born 1873.

     472    ii.     George Hoteling, born Oct 1879.

+   473   iii.     Velmore Hoteling, born 15 Jul 1884 in Schoharie Co., NY.

     474   iv.     Grover Cleveland Hoteling, born 02 Oct 1892 in NY.

 

More About Grover Cleveland Hoteling:

Name 2: Hotaling, Grover

Residence 1: 1910, Cairo, Greene Co., NY

Residence 2: 1917, Schoharie Co., NY

      164.  Catherine E.10 Hoteling (Clarrinda9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born Dec 1860 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1938.  She married Fernandus Coons 1876 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, son of Jonas Coons and Mary Youmans.  He was born Mar 1850 in NY, and died 1923.

 

More About Catherine E. Hoteling:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

 

Notes for Fernandus Coons:

THE PALATINE FAMILIES OF NEW YORK - 1720; Henry Z. Jones, Jr. (pgs. 501-4): Fernandus, or "Fernando", is descended from Matthias Kuntz, a German refugee.  The name is spelled variously as Kuntz, Cuntz, Koons, Coons, Koens and Coens.

 

KUNTZ-COONS FAMILIES OF EASTERN NEW YORK; by William S. Coons and Kate Koon Bovey (1937):

"Fernandus was born in 1848/9 and married Catherine Houghtalling.  They had among their children, Earl D.  On 13 Nov 1905, Earl's mother was made his guardian with the consent of his father who died before 1925.  Earl D. is mentioned in 1921, the date of his father's will...Jonas Coons was a son of Jacob & Margaret (Pectel) Coons.  Jacob was the son of Jacob & Maria (Wagoner) Kuntz/Coons.  Jacob, Sr.'s parents were Adam & Magdelena (Hagerdorn) Kuntz.  Adam was a son of Philip Henry & Maria Elisabeth (Mannegan) Kuntz.  Philip was listed as #420 on Gov. Robert Hunter's list of refugees as "Philipp Henrich Cuntz".  His wife was the daughter of Ferdinand Mannegan.  Philip was a son of Matthias & Anna Margretha (Lucken) Kuntz, immigrant refugees from Germany.  Matthias has been listed in various records as Matthias, Matteus, Martys, Mattaus, Matthis and Matthys.  His parents were Johann Nickel & Maria Clara Cuntz and Anna was a daughter of Johann Lucken." 

 

It is unknown who the other children were, but Hester E. Pelham, identified in the 1910 census of Broome in HH #17 with Fernandus' family, she being aged 16, and listed as an adopted daughter, could have been inferred.  There could be more than one adopted child, but this author located no other child living in the area through census or other vital records.

 

NOTE: There were Hagerdorns and Waggoners mentioned in records of the Porter family in Broome.  For more information of the Palatine refugees, see the Philip Kelmer/Kilmer family under Rebecca (Kilmer) Porter, wife of Charles Newton Porter.

 

More About Fernandus Coons:

Burial: 1923, Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

     

Child of Catherine Hoteling and Fernandus Coons is:

     475     i.     Earl D.11 Coons, born 15 Jan 1900 in Schoharie Co., NY.  He married Selma ______; born 1897 in NY.

 

More About Earl D. Coons:

Burial: Middleburgh Cem., Schoharie Co., NY

Residence: 1930, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

 

More About Selma ______:

Residence: 1930, Broome, Schoharie Co., NY

      165.  William L.10 Hoteling (Clarrinda9 Porter, Hannah8 Wilcox, John T.7) was born 1863 in Broome, Schoharie Co., NY, and died 1924 in Schoharie Co., NY.  He married (1) Lillian F. ______ abt. 1880.  She was born Dec 1864.  He married (2) Elizabeth R. ______ abt. 1889.  She was born abt. 1843 in NY.