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Selected Biographies from History Of Waverly Family Reunion Clippings - General
Beulah HARVEY - William C. AVERY Descendants
Axtell - Starr Descendants
Baldwin Family (Issac Balwin & Patience Rathbun) of Bradford and Chemung Counties
Reuben Barber - Hannah Chaugham Family
Bastian - Raker - Schanbacher
Aaron Bennett & Anna Barton of Southport
Bennett - Wheeler Descendants
Birthday Book of Roana BRISCO Bronson of Veteran Township
Charles Edgar Brown of Elmira
Joanna Wadsworth - Asahel Burnham Descendants
Israel Parshall BURT - 1801-1904
Judson CAMPBELL - Martha DENTON Family
Descendants of Thomas Carpenter, Katherine Fisher, Amy Locke
William Chapman - Elizabeth Smith Descendants
Coffey, Murphy, and Baldwin - People Who Made a Difference in Ashland
Davis Family of Chemung County
Fitch Family
Foster DNA Test
Freeman / Astwood Descendants in the area.
Fuller Family Reunions 1904-1936
The Sally GORE - John MURPHY Family
Haight - Jones Reunion Notes
Jane E. Harris & Calvin Tubbs
Harris Family Reunions 1927-1935
Heess - McKay Photos
Jackson Hodge
Hogancamp Notes
Irish Names in Our Area
Our Irish Ancestry
Judith Jennings - Obadiah Inscho Descendants
Dr. Floyd Jones of St. Joseph's Hospital
King-Hoover Family Records
KINNER Family History (Includes Wonderful Stories)
Knickerbocker History
Knox Family of Knoxville and The Jane Knox - James Campbell Family of Burlington
Maple Lawn - the Spalding-Lawrence Family Home in East Canton
The Joseph LENT & Ann JOHNSON Family
The LILLEY Family of Columbia Township and surroundings
Luckey - Kennedy Line - Research Report
Lynch - Hourigan Family
Manchester Family Reunions
Andrew Manchester - Jesse Cook Descendants
The Marshall Family of Towanda
Descendants of William Matchew and Mary
Matteson-Parsons Descendants
McKean Reunion Notes
The Garrett MILLER / Mary SMITH Family of Millerton
Daniel & Polly Minier Family
Mingos Family of Monroeton
The MONTOUR Line - Queens Esther and Catherine
John & Rebecca Mooney Descendants
Marguerite Murphy - 55 years a teacher
Elizabeth Morris - Oliver Nelson Family of Granville
Temperance Niles and Timothy Brace of Rutland
Northrup Family Records
The Northrup-Crawford Family of Monroe
Olin Family Accident 1885
Paine-Freeman family notes
Charles O. Palmer & Sionelli Coventry
The Parsons Family
The Pioneering Pierces of Smithfield
Charlotte Vanbuskirk - Samuel Raynor of Ashland and Chemung
Elizabeth SAUNDERS & John RENNIE of Blossburg
Polish Names
By Reason of Strength - Purvis Family
Robinson - Crowdy Reunion Notes 1901-1904
Roblyer Family Notes
Some local Descendants of John ROCKWELL and Honor NEWTON
Rosekrans Family of Erin
The Roushy-Buckbee Family of Southport
Mara SARGEANT, hero of Bunker Hill and Springfield Pioneer
Schnell Name Line
Thomas SEARLES * Catherine PATRICK Family
Mazie SEARS "Bodine", Poet and Writer
John L. Sexton., historian. Articles on him and his family.
John Shafer & Charity Coe Descendants
Syril SHELLEY and Pheba - Descendants
John Shepard - Anna Gore Family
Sketches on the Life of Julia Anna SHEPARD
Short Family
Siemens -Hiltboldt Family 
Samuel Stafford & Julia Campbell of Sabinsville
Strouse - Stein Family of Southport
The Terry Family Pioneers
Thorn - Macumber Letters
Thurston Family
Ancestors of Joyce M. Tice
Tozer Family
Tremain-Goodwin Family Records
Truesdell History
Descendants of Martha MOORE & John VanDYKE
Walborn-Case Family
Wedge Family Notes
Welty Family Notes
West - King Family Notes
Wilson, Weiskopf, Zaner, Moon and others of Tioga and Bradford Counties
John Winkler - Nancy Weir Descendants
Saunders-Wolcott Descendants
The Woolseys of ChemungReunions and Notes on the Descendants of Charles and Lucy WEBB 


See Family Histories in Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project of Tioga and Bradford County people 

Nellie Blackman married first to John A Bailey and with him she had three children, all born in Bradford Co: Harry Clay Bailey, born 20 March 1897 at Hornbrook; Evangeline Bailey, born 24 March 1898 at Springfield; and Eva Bailey, born 4 October 1899 at Springfield. After John died, she married Percy Adelbert Merrill on 15 September 1909, probably in Bradford Co since they had two children born there: Harold L Merrill, born 22 April 1911; and Donald E Merrill, born 23 Mar 1917. Percy died in the late 1910s and Nellie then lived at at Waverly, Tioga Co NY in 1920 with all her children other than Evangeline.
~ John E Young 
Wellsboro Agitator, July 28, 1937, p.1
Old Pioneer Family has many Descendants in this Section
Edward Hackett was a Sergeant in the Revolutionary war. He served in Capt. Abiel Pierce's company of Minute Men, of which the following history is on file in the secretary's office at Boston, Mass. The first three companies that entered the revolutionary war were organized at Freetown, and Middleborough, Mass., right under the nose of the British, Col. Gilbert. The organization was called Minute Men, and were to enter the war at a moment's notice, either by day or night and was led by Captain Abiel Pierce and was the first company to enter the Revolutionary war and participated in the battles of Lexington and Concord.
Edward Hackett later served in the Ninth Regiment of the Albany Militia. After the war, in 1798, he and his son-in-law Seth Booth were pioneer settlers at Locke, Cayuga county, NY. They cleared land and built cabins and six months later sent to Freetown, Mass., for their families, who traveled with ox teams from Freetown to Locke, which required two weeks. This was the only means of transportation at that period.
Edward Hackett received a pension annually of $66.66. He had 13 children. Some remained in Massachusetts, others settled in New York, and five of his children were pioneer settlers in Chatham and Clymer townships, Tioga county.
Hundreds of Edward Hackett's descendants reside in Tioga, Bradford, Potter and Lycoming counties. Mrs. George Knapp of Snedekerville, Bradford county, is the secretary and treasurer of the Hackett reunion. 
Cole Family Records
Many Served in Revolutionary
War?Isaiah Cole an Early Tioga County Settler.
Buckport, Maine, March 15,
1934._Editor Wellsboro Agitator; Dear Sir: I send you the records of the famous Cole family who were among the early settlers of Tioga county. This statement has been denied by a few people, but these records are intact and reliable in every detail from history pages as well as family bible
records. Isaiah Cole settled on the Tioga River near my mother's present home on the Smith farm in Tioga, Pa. The ruins are still there. Isaiah Cole was given an English land grant of five thousand acres and the Dutch and Indians claimed it was theirs and ran Cole out, and he built his second cabin where St. Mary's church stands today in Corning, N. Y. He was the father of 16 children and my great-grandfather, Venus Cole, was one of them.  Inclosed you will find the Revolutionary war records of some of these Coles, our family as well as the ones in Steuben and Tioga Counties, N. Y. and Pennsylvania. You will find 12 generations also.  There may be of interest in Tioga county and you may publish them.  We are not ashamed of the Cole family. There are statesmen, doctors, lawyers, judges among them, and they are Americans, every one. The 12 generations are listed by Delia Cole Williamson Good and are correct since 1633?William, Kingston, Henry, William, Isaiah, James, Tunis, Ezikiel, John, James, Sarah Anne Cole, Delia Cole Williamson Good.  I hope these records will end a dispute about the Cole family records.?Joseph A. Warren, StaRoute, Bucksport, Maine.  Official Revolutionary war records compiled by Elias Stockton; recorded by Wr. Stryker, Adjutant General?
Aaron Cole, Capt. Martin?s Co.; 4th Battalion; Abram Cole, Spencer?s Regiment, Continental Army; Abram Cole, 3rd Regt., Continental Army; Andrew Cole, 2nd Battalion, Continental; Benjamin Cole, Lamb?s Artillery, 2nd Regt., Continental Army; Henry Cole, 1st Batt. Second Establishment; John Cole, Spencer?s Regt., Cont. Army; Richard Cole, 3rd Batt., Cont. Army; Isaiah Cole, Captain, 2nd Regt., Sussex; Daniel Cole, sergeant artillery, Continental Army; Aaron Cole, Essex, Artillery, Cont. Army.  Enlistments in Continental Army ? Abram, Joseph, Daniel, Henry, James, John, Morris Cole, of Essex, N.J.; Samuel of Bergen County, N.J.; Samuel of Sussex County, N.J.; William, First Regiment, died March 15, 1778, while a prisoner.

Wellsboro Agitator ? March 21, 1934    typed as written

Star Gazette ?February 13, 2012

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