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Prior generations in America are speculative.

John Biles - Gen 5

Henry Biles - Gen 6

Eleanor (Patterson) Biles - Gen 6 

 

Alexander Patterson Biles (1783 - 1855)

 

Biles generation 7

 

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1.   Alexander’s parents: Henry and Eleanor Helen (Patterson) Biles

                                    Nellie

 

2.   Alexander’s birth: 28 October 1783 in Middle/Lower Smithfield Township, Northhampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania (near the Delaware River).

 

     Alexander’s death: 28 March 1855, age 71, on the family farm near Homet’s Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred in the Biles Cemetery above Homets Ferry.

 

3.   Other biographical notes on Alexander:

 

Was educated to be a printer, having learned the trade from his uncle, Alexander Patterson, who was an editor in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  He was also employed as an educator and as a farmer.  In later life Alexander was a Justice of the Peace, referred to as “Squire Biles.”  He was an exceptionally prominent citizen in his community.

 

Thought to have made his first visit to Bradford County, Pennsylvania when he was 12 years old (1795), accompanying his older brother, John, who was hauling a load of salt to his father’s shad fishery near the mouth of Towanda Creek.  The brothers took a load of cured fish back to the Delaware River Valley.  Later he made a similar trip with his older brother, Robert Biles.

 

In 1801 and 1802, respectively, Alexander and brother, Robert married sisters, Rosannah and Rebecca Place, respectively.  Alexander and Rosannah resided for several years on the hill opposite Martin Place’s residence in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton, County, Pennsylvania, where Jessie Dimick later resided (in the 1880s).  In 1806 Alexander and Robert decided to go west again, this time with their families.  They initially settled near where the Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Cemetery is located now.  Each family had a daughter in February 1807 and each named her Phoebe.

 

Alexander and Rosanna only stayed in Bradford County about two years, returning to Middle Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania * in 1808, where all but two of their children were born.  Until about 1823 they resided opposite John Mosiers (later owned by Hanner and Susan (?) Coolbaugh.  Then they moved to where Elijah Courtright had lived and stayed there until 1825, when Alexander and Rosanna returned to Bradford County, Pennsylvania, arriving 17/11 April.  They spent three months living on the Hill in Wyalusing Township above Homets Ferry at the Simpson S. "S.S." Butts farm (where George E. Butts still resided in 1925) (see Place Annex).  That fall they moved across the Susquehanna River to Asylum (“Frenchtown”), where they were tenants in one of the original homes built for French refugees and was owned at that time by Bartholomew LaPorte (“located a few rods south of the granary at the George LaPorte home” [in 1925 owned by Martin Butts].  They resided there about 4 years, with Alexander working for George LaPorte during the summers and teaching in the winter months.  Their youngest child, Betsey, was born there on 23 May 1826.

 

While living on LaPorte’s property in Frenchtown, Alexander and Rosanna purchased (at a tax sale) 300 acres of land high on the hill above Homets Ferry across the Susquehanna River in Wyalusing Township, and they began to clear it, mill lumber, and construct a house – this was the original Alexander Patterson Biles homestead in Bradford County.  During Christmas week of 1829 Alexander and his family moved back across the Susquehanna to another interim house located on the George S. Homet farm (later the Wigton place), behind Homet’s barn and close to the ferry station, so Alexander could be closer to his work on their property.  They moved into their new house early in 1831.  Alexander farmed and improved that property until his death in 1855.

 

That homestead house was torn down in May 1908 and replaced on the same site with a new house.  Ownership of the property remained in the Biles family until the youngest children of Lewis “Duke” Biles, Thomas “Tommy” Puller Biles and Jennie May Biles, who both lived there, unmarried, until their deaths in 1931 and 1930, respectively.  At that time the old Biles homestead was sold to Charles Campbell.  A new house was built on the property in 1955.

 

4.   Alexander’s marriage:

 

     A.  To whom: Rosanna/Rosannah Place (photos) (more info)

 

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1. Rosanna’s parents: James and Phoebe/Phebe (Winans) Place

 

2. Rosanna’s birth: 11 August 1786 in Lower/Middle Smithfield Township, Northhampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Baptized 23 September 1787.

 

Rosanna’s death: 5 March 1868, age 81, on the family farm near Homet's Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Interred in the Biles Cemetery beside her husband.  Also seen: died 26 April 1879.

 

3. Other biographical notes on Rosanna:

 

Rosanna probably did not know how to read or write.  Did all the house work and rearing of her 12 children from 14 pregnancies herself, without aid of a servant.  It was her hands that “hatchelled,” carded, spun, and wove the flax and cut and sewed the cloth into the clothing and other necessities (thread, blankets, towels, bedding, table linens, etc.) her large family needed.

 

By 1847/48 Rosanna’s eyesight had deteriorated to the point of near blindness.  After son Lewis’s marriage in 1850, Lewis built his parents a “kitchen” off the back of the main house, where Alexander and Rosanna lived alone, like when initially married.  After Alexander died in 1855, Rosanna continued to be self sufficient for another three years, but at that point, in failing health, Lewis and his family increasingly cared for Rosanna’s needs.  She was an invalid for about 10 years, staying in bed most of the time.

    

     B. Marriage date & location: 14 September 1801 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

 

     C. Children:

 

1. John Patterson Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 2 January 1802 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania (Wayne Co., PA per his family Bible).  Died 6 February 1880 (age 78) in Towanda Borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County.  Married Sarah "Sallie/Sally" Elizabeth Bramhall (photos) (b. 15/18 Apr 1808 at Towanda, Bradford Co., PA (also seen: b. NYS); d. 26 Apr 1879 (age 71) at Towanda, PA; interred Wysox Cemetery), daughter of William and Sarah (Shoemaker) Bramhall of Black Walnut, Chester County (below Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, on 13 February 1825 and resided at Shores Hill, Wysox Township, Bradford County.

 

John and Sarah became acquainted on “The Neck,” near Vosburg, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, where John was working for the Bunnells.  Shortly after marriage in 1825 they moved to the “Ed Homet place,” Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, near where John’s family lived.  Daughter Elizabeth and her two older siblings were probably born there.  They moved to “the Bird place” in Wyalusing Township sometime before 1832, where daughter Phoebe was born.  As soon as Sarah was able to, after Phoebe’s birth, they moved to an old log house that was eventually owned by the Chamberlains.  Their son, William was born there.  All this time John was working hard to save money to purchase a place of their own.” 

 

While at that old log house, about 1836, the family experienced a significant setback.  As their daughter, Phoebe described it in a 1901 letter: “Mr. Vansuken bought the place and moved in the back part of the log house.  That winter, and the last winter we lived there, an old man came there with frozen feet, and our folks took him in.  The snow was deep.  They kept him six weeks I think, and poulticed his feet and when he got so he could walk pretty good, he kept going out.  Father asked what was the matter.  He said he wasn’t well.  About four o’clock in the morning he did not come back.  Our folks got up and there was Father’s best hat with Mother’s best dress rolled up in the hat.  They began to look around.  The money, two hundred and fifty dollars was gone, and a new suit of clothes.  Well, they made the alarm and people started out in all directions.  They tracked him to Rummerfield.  There he went on the ice, and we lost all track of him.  That left poor father in bad shape.  It was money he worked hard for to pay on his land.”

 

They had plenty to eat, but it was a tough time, and their neighbors were not in much better shape.  About 1837 John and Sarah bought land “up where [the] McCrossins live,” and John built a new log cabin in the woods, the first they ever owned.  Four children were born there: Minerva, John, Ward, and Sarah.  John cleared the land and got that farm in good shape, eventually selling it to Irish Donley.  Then they bought property from Sarah’s brother, Revad Bramhall, across from “… Vaughn’s place.”  The last three of twelve children (Lois, Charles, and Frank) were born there.  In a few more years (about 1852) John got that place in good shape and sold it, leaving Homets Ferry to move to Shores Hill.

 

John Patterson and Sarah (Bramhall) Biles had the following children:

 

a. Alexander "Alex" Patterson Biles: (photos) Born 5 July 1826 at Asylum, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; owned the old Hawkins farm.  Died 28 July 1902 at Wayside/Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.  Went west and resided at Spokane, Washington for a time.

 

1850 US Census: Alex was residing in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

1880 US Census: Alex was residing in Clark Township, Tama County, Iowa.

 

Alex Biles married (1st) Jane Morris (photos) (b. 6 Feb 1831; d. 19 Jun 1860), daughter of Alanson Morris, on 16 May 1852 at Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota and had the following children: 

 

(1. Leroy John Biles: Born 5 May 1853.  Died July 1853 near Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Francis Biles: Born 1854.

 

(3. Florence “Flora” Jane Biles: (photos) Born 10 August 1854.  Died 14 January 1870 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred in the Lime Hill Cemetery.  Raised for several years by her uncle and aunt, Charles and Minerva Jane (Biles) Keeler, paragraph f., below.

 

(4. Franklin “Frank” Leonard David Biles: (photos) Born 17/16 December 1857/56 near Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. York, York Co., PA).  Died 8 January 1927 at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas; interred there.  When his parents went west, Frank stayed behind with his grandfather, John Patterson Biles.  However, “he got restive and ran away from his grandfather.”  When he got to Kansas, Frank was incarcerated for horse stealing.

 

1860 US Census: Not yet located.

 

1870 US Census: Not yet located.

 

1880 US Census: Not yet located.

 

1900 US Census: On 6 June Frank and his 3rd wife, Eliza, were enumerated at Manson, Calhoun County, Iowa.

 

1910 US Census: On 3 May was enumerated at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.

 

1920 US Census: On 14 January 1920 was enumerated at Iola, Allen County, Kansas.

 

Frank married (1st) Sarah Smith (d. 1929 at Grand Rapids, Itasca Co., MN) in 1880 at Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin; they were divorced in May 1885.  Frank and Sarah had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Ward Biles: (more info) Born 6 May 1881 at Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  Died 4 October 1926, age 46, at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota from complications of a work-related accident; interred there in Itasca Calgary Cemetery.  Married Lorena Ferguson/Fergason (b. 6 Jan 1883 in IA, d. 12 Nov 1947 at Brainerd, Crow Wing Co., MN; interred with Charles), daughter of George and Lurelia (Rummel) Ferguson of Wilton, McLean County, North Dakota on 29 August 1901 at Wilton and had the following children:

 

(1) Leslie Charles Biles: Born 19 November 1902 at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota.  Died ; cremated 19 August 1991 at Seattle, King County, Washington; interred Itasca Calgary Cemetery, Grand Rapids.  Married Blanche Snyder on 12 February 1925 at Grand Rapids.

 

(2) Lertte Lavern Biles: Born 25 October 1904 at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota.  Married Carl W. Hegmen on 22 May 1924 at Grand Rapids.

 

(3) Leonard Biles: Born 2 May 1906 at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota.

 

(4) Gladys Biles: Twin.  Born 18 August 1908 at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota.  Died 5 June 1939 at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  Married Jousiant Lesarge in March 1926.

 

(5) Hazel Della Biles: Twin.  Born 26 August 1908 at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota.  Married Hugo M. Ruuhela on 13 May 1936 at Grand Rapids.

 

(6) Rosella Marie Biles: Born 27 October 1918 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota.  Married Ferdinand J. Sirvis (b. 1912) on 13 November 1937 at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota.

 

(7) Robert George Biles: Born 8 December 1919 at Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota.  Died November 1997 at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  Married Myrtle Johnson on 8 September 1945.

 

(8) Lois Louise Biles: Born 1925 at Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota.  Married (1st) Earl Chidester in 1947 at Grand Rapids.  Married (2nd) Louie Thomas at Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.

 

(b. Edward Frank Biles: Born 18 April 1883 at Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin.  Died March 1977 in California.

 

1910 US Census: On 21 April was enumerated at Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota.  Note: did not include son, Delmont.

 

1920 US Census: On 9 January 1920 was enumerated at Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: On 12 April was enumerated at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

 

Edward Frank Biles married (1st) Elta/Etta Smith (b. 1886) on 14 December 1905 at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas and had the following son:

 

(1) Delmont Biles: Born March 1910.

 

Edward and Elta were divorced about 1929 at Los Angeles, California.  Married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Ruth (Eaton) Hurley (b. 1895) on 29 May 1932 at San Diego, San Diego County, California; no children.

 

Frank Leonard Biles married (2nd) Lizzie “Liza” Bremer/Bamper (d. Dec 1894 from complications of child birth) in December 1886/85 at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Following Liza’s death, Frank married (3rd) Eliza Estelle Spence (photos) (b. 21 Nov 1867 at Algona, Kossuth Co., IA, d. 31 Jul 1905 at LeRoy, Coffey Co., KS; interred there in LeRoy Cem.), daughter of Gabriel (b. 1826, d. 1911) and Elizabeth (Bailey) Spence (b. 1837) in 1895 at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota and had the following children: 

  

(c. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Estelle Biles: Born 15 February 1896 at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Died 19 March 1963 at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas; interred there 23 March in Wirtonia Cemetery.

 

1900 US Census: On 6 June resided with her parents at Manson, Calhoun County, Iowa.

 

1910 US Census: On 3 May resided with her parents at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.

 

1925 Kansas State Census: On 1 March was enumerated in Shawnee Township, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: On 16 April 1930 resided at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1940 US Census: On 5 April 1940 resided at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Estelle Biles married Robert Ray Bradshaw "Ray" (SSN: 512-16-0832) (b. 4 Apr 1895 at Lowell, Cherokee Co., KS, d. 2 Jul 1977 from complications of prostate cancer at Crestline, Cherokee Co., KS; interred there with Betty), son of Walter Lorenzo and Jenette Elizabeth (Wenzel) Bradshaw, on 5 April 1919 at Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma and subsequently resided at Box 121 Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.  Ray was a veteran of World War I, enlisting in the US Army on 20 September 1917 (assigned to the 1st All American Infantry Division) and being discharged 3 December 1918 at Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Riley, Kansas.  Ray and Lizzie had the following daughter:

 

(1) Betty Rae Bradshaw: Born 13 February 1920 at Lawton, Cherokee County, Kansas.  Died 3 January 2007 at Boise, Ada County, Idaho.  In 1945 Betty resided at 711 German Street, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

 

1925 Kansas Census: Enumerated 1 March in Shawnee Township, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: Enumerated 16 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

Betty married Harry Leonard Adamczyk (b. 1919, d. 1969) on 2 May 1942 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

 

(2) Eleva Mae Bradshaw: Born 1921 at Lawton, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1925 Kanas Census: Enumerated 1 March 1925 in Shawnee Township, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: Enumerated 16 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1940 US Census: Enumerated 5 April 1940 at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

Eleva married Eldon George Irwin (b. 1921, d. 1991) in 28 February 1942 at Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.

 

(3) Robert Dale Bradshaw: Born 10 August 1924 at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.  Died 13 March 1942 at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas; interred Wirtonia Cemetery, Cherokee County.  Not married.

 

1925 Kansas Census: Enumerated 1 March in Shawnee Township, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: Enumerated 16 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1940 US Census: Enumerated 5 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

(4) John Wesley Bradshaw: Born 10 August 1924 at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.  Died 25 October 1991 at Fresno, Fresno County, California; cremated 1 November 1991 at Three Rocks, Fresno County.

 

1925 Kansas Census: Enumerated 1 March 1925 in Shawnee Township, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: Enumerated 16 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1940 US Census: Enumerated 5 April 1940 at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

John Married Norma Lamar Coons (b. 1926, d. 2007) on 18 May 1944 at Cove, Union County, Oregon.

 

(5) Barbara Jenette Bradshaw: Born 25 February 1928 at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: Enumerated 16 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1940 US Census: Enumerated 5 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

Barbara married (1st) James Louis Badasci (b. 1926, d. 1979) on 7 July 1959 at Coalinga, Fresno County, California; subsequently divorced.  Barbara (Bradshaw) Badasci married (2nd) Marvin Crouch Thomas (b. 1915, d. 1978) in 1943 at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, but they were divorced in May 1958.

 

(6) Van Osborne Bradshaw: Born 1931 at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

1940 US Census: Enumerated 5 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

Van married Mary Ernest Watkins in 1954 at Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

(7) Reba Marie Bradshaw: Born 1939 at Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas.  In 1950 resided at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.  In 1960 resided at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  In 1970 resided at St. Francis, Milwaukee County.  In 1980 resided at Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.  In 1990 resided at Rheas Mill, Washington County, Arkansas.  In 2000 and 2010 resided in Missouri.

 

1940 US Census: Enumerated 5 April at Crestline, Cherokee County, Kansas.

 

Reba married Ronald George Gretz (b. 1936 at Libertyville, Lake Co. IL; bapt. 31 Oct 1937 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI), son of George Adam and Barbara "Bertha" Anne (Rohar) Kretz, on 20 August 1960 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  Ronald was a veteran of the US Navy.  In 1950 he resided at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Reba and Ronald had the following children: 

 

(a) Ronald "Ron" Ray Gretz: Born 1961 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  Baptized there in 1961 in Holy Redeemer Parish; confirmation 1977 at St. Joseph's Parish, Fayetteville, Washington County, Wisconsin.  Has an interest in his family's history.  Married (1st) Deborah Lynn Johnson (b. 1956) in 1984 at Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; they were divorced 1991 at Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  Married (2nd) Gina Marie Gamble (b. 1965) in 1993 at Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas; they were divorced 2006 at Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

 

(b) Jonathan Jude Gretz: Born 1963 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  Married (1st) Dawn Angela James (b. 1966) in 1984 at Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas; they were divorced 1986.  Married (2nd) Loretta Kay Brown (b. 1970) in 1995 at Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado; they were divorced there in February 2002.

 

(c) Elizabeth Marie Gretz: Born 1965 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  Married Richard Thomas Davies (b. 1964) in 1986 at Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.

 

(d) Jana Marie Gretz: Born 1971 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  Married Clinton Keith Hanshew (b. 1968) in 1997 at Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.

 

(d. Eleva Jeanette Biles: Born 10 March 1897 at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Died 21 March 1988 at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey; interred there.  Named after the Village of Eleva, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin.  Married Howard Rusling Hill (b. 27 Sep 1896 at Sussex, Sussex Co., NJ, d. 21 Dec 1963 at Tranquility, Warren Co., NJ), son of Horatio N. and Jennie L. (Drake) Hill, on 21 August 1921 at Reno, Storey County, Nevada and resided in Blairstown Township, Warren County, New Jersey.  Eleva and Howard had the following children:

 

(1) Luella Alice Hill: Born 14 September 1923 at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.  Died 21 December 1944.

 

(2) Howard Richard Hill: Born 9 February 1926 at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.  Died there 27 December 1994; interred there.  Married Norma Pennell (b. 1928) on 12 February 1949 Blairstown.

 

(3) Thelma May Hill: Born 1928 at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.  Married (1st) Robert Louis Dupuy on 4 December on 4 December 1949.  Married (2nd) Charles Siple

 

(4) Edna Mary Hill: Born at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.  Married Harry C. Phillips on 26 March 1949

 

(5) Dorothy Jeanette Hill: Born 23 June 1933 at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.  Married Milton Clark Linaberry on 5 October 1956 at Blairstown and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Eleva "Lea" Jeanette Linaberry: Married Jon Adwell.

 

Howard and Eleva Jeanette (Biles) Hill (Para. (d., above) were divorced on 15 May 1942.

 

(e. Frank Leonard Biles, Jr.: Born 29 August 1898 at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Died there 5 September 1898.

 

(f. Florence Mae/May Biles: Born 29 August 1899 in Iowa.  Died 16 August 1994 at Fresno, Fresno County, California; interred there.  Married (1st) Edward Chambers Sigler (d. 1967) on 23 February 1943 at Los Angeles, California.  They subsequently resided at 248 Coolege St., Coalingo, California 93210 and PO Box 583, Artesia, California.

 

Florence married (2nd) Clifford Basinger in 1922 at Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas; divorced 1926 at Los Angeles, California.

 

(g. Carrie Violetta Biles “Violetta”: Born 9 April 1902 in Iowa.  Died 28 December 1902 at Excelsior Springs, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

 

(h. George Alexander Biles: (SSN: 513-03-7032) Twin.  Born 10 September 1904 at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.  Died 26 July 1989 at Coalinga, Fresno County, California.

 

1910 US Census: On 3 May was enumerated at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.

 

Married Helen Erma Shelley (b. 28 Jan 1915 at Monroeville, Huron Co., OH), daughter of Henry R. and Anna Belle (Kasner) Shelley, on 25 July 1932 and resided at Box 314, Cathedral City, California.  George and Helen had the following children:

 

(1) Lester Leroy Biles: Born 1932.  Married Helen Lucille Wess in 1952.

 

(2) Mary Ellen Biles: Born 1933.  Married (1st) Carl W. Prindle in 1949.  Married (2nd) Harry Bleidistel.

 

(3) Norma Jean Biles: Born 1935.  Married Charles E. Weswell in 1957.

 

(4) Anna Mae Biles: Born 1939.  Married Cecil Stedham in 1960.

 

(5) Georgia Lee Biles: Born 1943 at Compton, Los Angeles County, California.  Married Howard Caudill (b. 1943) in 1961 at Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho.

 

(6) Linda Marie Biles: Born 1948 at Coalinga, Fresno County, California.  Married Robert Nissen.

 

(i. Rolland Spence Biles: (SSN: 157-18-7583) Twin.  Born 10 September 1904 at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.  Died 1 January 1980 in Sarasota County, Florida; interred Stillwater, Warren County, New Jersey.

 

1910 US Census: On 3 May was enumerated at LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas.

 

1920 US Census: On 15 January was enumerated at Elm, Allen County, Kansas.

 

1930 US Census: On 12 April 1930 Rolland and his wife, Martha were enumerated at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.

 

Rolland married Martha Jane Maring (SSN: 157-28-1716)(b. 21 Sep 1905, d. Sep 1975 in NJ; interred Stillwater with Rolland) on 24 June 1926 and resided in New Jersey.  Rolland and Martha had the following children:

 

(1) Mary Jane Biles: Born 1928.

 

1930 US Census: On 10 April was enumerated at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.

 

Mary married Charles C. Treible in 1949 at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.

 

(2) Carolyn Ann Biles: Born 1931.  Married Salvatore Simonetti in 1954 at Blairstown, Warren County, New Jersey.

 

Frank Leonard Biles married (4th) Maggie (?) (b. 1855) in 1910.

 

Alex Biles married (2nd) Susan Cole (b. 7 May 1842, d. 31 May 1866) on 10 December 1864 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following daughter:

 

(5. Minerva “Minnie” Susan Biles: (photos) Born 24 October 1865 near Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 31 October 1950, age 95, at Leroy, Kansas; interred Olathe, Kansas.  In 1953 resided at St. Joseph, Missouri.  Married Edward/Edwin S. Carlisle (b. 29 Dec 1853, d. 15 May 1920; interred Olathe, KS) (also seen: Filmore Scott Carlisle) on 18 September 1885 at Dysart/Vinton, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(a. Arthur “Artie” Lewis Carlisle: Born 17 March 1887.  In 1953 had 5 children, 4 of whom were married.

 

(b. Mary Susan Carlisle: Born 29 July 1891.  Died 28 July 1892.

 

(c. LeNora “Nora” May Carlisle: (photos) Born 22 December 1893.  Married (?) Burnam/Burman on the day before Thanksgiving, 1912 and resided at 1503 Ferndale Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri.

 

(d. Edward Oscar Carlisle: Born 8 August 1896.

 

(e. Elmer Earl Carlisle: (photos) Born 3 October 1901.  Resided at 1228 Penn St., Kansas City, Kansas 64105.  In 1953 was unmarried and resided at 221 ½  W. Riverside, Spokane, Washington.

 

Alexander Patterson Biles married (3rd), as her 2nd husband, Margaret “Maggie” R. (Steager/Steiger) Rockwell (photos) (b. 26 Jul 1838, d. 3/13 Oct 1919), daughter of Henry and Susanna (?) Steager/Steiger (who also had a daughter, Rose Steiger (photos)) and widow of Frank Rockwell, on 21 July 1866 at Williamsport, Pennsylvania (or in Wisconsin).  Of interest, Margaret and Frank Rockwell had had at least the following son:

 

(6. Edward “Ed” Rockwell. (photos)

 

Of further interest, Margaret and Alexander’s 2nd wife, Susan Cole, were first cousins.  About 1868 Alexander moved from the Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania area to Mondoni, Wisconsin.  He and Margaret (Steiger) (Rockwell) Biles had the following children:

 

(7. Cora Estella/Estelle Biles: Born 14 April 1867.  Died 27 January 1895 from complications of the birth of her 2nd daughter, Cora (note: her daughter said Cora died 29 Jan).  Married Edward Allen Kinsler on 30/4/31 April 1890 at LaDora, Iowa and had the following children:

 

(a. Hazel Gertrude Kinzler: Born 17 February 1891.  Died 23 April 1912.

 

(b. Cora Bell Kinzler: Born 29 January 1895.  Married Jesse L. Doty on 11 March 1916 and resided at 2945 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa; at another time resided at 309 East 7th Street, Davenport Iowa.  Cora and Jesse had the following children:

 

(1) Howard Eugene Doty: Born 12 December 1916.

 

(2) Donald DeWayne Doty: Born 17 November 1917.

 

(3) Daughter.

 

(4) Daughter.

 

After Cora’s death in 1895, Edward Kinzler married (2nd) (?) and resided in Davenport, Iowa.

 

(8. Sarah “Sallie” Susanna Biles “Susanna” “Anna”: (photos) Born 3 November 1871 at Mondoni, Wisconsin.  Died 1967 at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  In 1885 resided with her 1st cousin, Ida (Wilson) Ingraham, and attended school at Mt. Auburn, Iowa.  Married John Wesley Burke (d. out west), perhaps son of Walter Burke (more info) (b. 1818, d. 18 Jan 1888, age 70) on 27 January 1896 at Spokane, Washington and resided at 960 6th Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  “Susannah” and John had the following daughter:

 

(a. Marguerite “Marge” “Mary” Burke: (photos) (more info) Born 27 September 1897.  Married (1st) Charles S. Willis (photos) (more info) on Wednesday, 14 March 1917 at the home of Carrie Hays, Colville, Washington.  Charles, age 23, was killed in action on 12 November 1918, as World War I was coming to a close.  Marguerite (Burke) Willis married (2nd) (?) McFee.

 

(9. John “Jack” Henry Biles: (photos) Born 13 June 1874 at Mondoni, Wisconsin.  Died 29 November 1947 at Spokane, Washington.  Married Ida Blanche Ballard, daughter of Dan and Mary Ballard, on 12 October 1898 at Spokane, Washington; Reverend Frank B. Morse (photos) officiated.  John and Ida had the following children:

 

(a. Merle Biles: Married (1st) Melvin Johnson (d. Nov 1953) and had the following son:

 

(1) Donald L. Johnson: (more info) Married Beverly Jean Hudson, daughter of Mildred (?) Hudson, in 1951 at Central Christian Church, West 511 Third Avenue, Spokane, Washington and subsequently resided at Spokane.  Donald and Beverly had the following son:

 

(a) David LeRoy Johnson: Born 1952.

 

Following Melvin’s death, Merle (Biles) Johnson married (2nd) Steve Mitty and resided in Florida.

 

(b. Bernard Biles: (photos) Died 1985-87.  Married (1st) Marion (?) (d. Dec 1969 at Longview, WA).  Resided last in Washington State.  Bernard and Marion had the following son:

 

(1) Gary Biles: Born in Idaho.  Died 1985-87.  Married Elizabeth (?) in 1961 in Idaho and resided there.  Gary and Elizabeth had the following daughter:

 

(a) Rene Lynette Biles: Born 1961 in Idaho.

 

Bernard married (2nd) Wanda (?) on 18 September 1970 and resided at Longview, Washington.

 

Note: Of interest, Frank B. Morse (see Rev. F. B. Morse, Para (9. above) and his wife, Millicent “Millie” (?), had the following daughters:

 

·           Millicent Morse: (more info) Married Richard Earl Dodd on Tuesday, 15 August 1905 at 1820 W. Sixth Avenue, Spokane, Washington.

 

·           Merle Marguerite Morse: Married Robert Nelson on Wednesday, 1 July 1908 at 1820 Sixth Avenue, Spokane, Washington.

 

·           Geraldine Evelyn Morse: (more info) Married Clayton B. Finnegan at Spokane, Washington.

 

(10. Charles Keeler Biles: (photos) Born 21 August 1882 at LaDora, Iowa.  Died 7 May 1938; interred Riverside Cemetery, Colbert, Washington.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Gertrude “Gertie” Staley on 30 June 1919 at Spokane, Washington; no children.  Gertrude had two children from her 1st marriage.

 

(11. Susan B. Biles.

 

Margaret (Steiger) (Rockwell) Biles married (3rd) Peter Bonner/Boner. 

 

b. Mary Ellen Biles: Born 29 March 1828 at Asylum, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 2 October 1900 at Ladora, Iowa; interred Summer Cemetery, Ladora.  Married John Wilson (b. 15 Jul 1825) on 31 December 1848 and initially resided at Peru.  Resided in Illinois for a while before moving to Iowa.  Mary and John had the following children:

 

(1. Sarah Emmeline Wilson “Emma” “Em”: Born 26 February 1850 at Belfast, Allegeny, New York.  Died 17 January 1899.  Married Relzman Horton in November 1869 and had the following children:

 

(a. John Willie Horton: Born 12 March 1871.

 

(b. Cora M. Horton: Born 7 September 1872.

 

(c. Minnie B. Horton: Born 17 January 1877.

 

(2. Charles Henry Wilson “Henry”: Born 31 October 1851/2.  Not married.  Was living with his parents in 1890.  Per Eva (Thorp) Rogers: “Henry was in the room when the gun killed Lois.”

 

(3. Lucius Curtis/Courtes/Courtis Wilson: Born 25 October 1853.  Died 10 November 1859.

 

(4. John Quincy Wilson “Quincy” or “Quince”: Born 7 January 1856.  Married Cora Ingraham (Frank’s sister), a school teacher, on 3 July 1879.  Moved from Ladora, Iowa to LeRoy, Kansas.  Both were interred at LeRoy, Kansas.  Quince and Cora had the following children:

 

(a. Fred Wilson: Apparently died young.

 

(b. Emily Wilson: Apparently died young.

 

(c. Mary E. Wilson: Married (?) Covert and resided at Yeates Center.

 

(d. Hattie B. Wilson: Married (?) Moore and resided at LeRoy, Kansas.

 

(e. Francis “Frank” A. Wilson: Married Letha (?) and resided at Outlook, Washington.

 

(f. John M. Wilson: Married Sadie (?) and resided at 501 College, Winfield, Kansas.  John and Sadie had 5 children, including:

 

(1) Mauda.

 

(g. Maud O. Wilson: Married (?) Hertweek and resided at Dearing, Kansas.

 

(5. Franklin “Frank” Wilson: Born 23 March 1858.  Married (?) on 27 December 1881 and had the following children:

 

(a. Mary A. Wilson.

 

(b. Stella M. Wilson.

 

(c. Myrtle B. Wilson.

 

(d. Oscar Wilson.

 

(6. Isabel “Ida” B. Wilson: Born 28 December 1860/1 in Pennsylvania.  Married Frank A. Ingraham (Cora’s brother) on 16 May 1880 and resided at Mt. Auburn, Iowa.  Ida and Frank had the following children in 1885:

 

(a. Rosella Mae Ingraham “Mae”: Old enough to attend school in 1885.

 

(b. Ira M. Ingraham.

 

(c. Essie B. Ingraham.

 

(d. Ruby P. Ingraham.

 

(7. Samuel S. Wilson: Born 5 June 1863/2 in Illinois.  Married (?) on 16 February 1890; no children.

 

(8. Frederick “Fred” L. Wilson: Born 4 February 1866 in Tama County, Iowa.  Lived with his parents until he married Hattie Whitlock on 15 May 1892.  They resided in LaDora, Iowa (near Davenport) and had the following children:

 

(a. Daisy Wilson.

 

(b. Park Keeler Wilson.

 

(c. Ella Wilson.

 

c. Elizabeth "Libbie" “Lib” Ann Biles: Born 25 June 1830 at Asylum, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 30/31 May 1904; interred with her 1st husband on her Reinbeck, IA, property.  Suffered from asthma.  Married (1st) Charles E. Morris (b. 6 Feb 1823/28; d. Dec 1881; interred 7 Dec 1881 on his Reinbeck, IA property) on 23 February 1853 and resided at Reinbeck, Iowa.  Charles was probably the brother of Jane Morris, who married Elizabeth’s older brother, Alexander.  Elizabeth and Charles had the following children:

 

(1. Rosella “Zella” A./V. Morris: Born 22 December 1853.  Married Dr. A. Branaman on 2 June 1872 and resided at 705 Penn Street, Kansas City, Missouri.  Rosella and her husband had the following children:

 

(a. Minnie Branaman.

 

(b. Charles Branaman.

 

(2. Murray Ward Morris: Born 24 March 1857 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In 1904 resided at Argonia, Kansas.  Married Emmalissa C. Gemmell (sp) of Fair, Iowa on 22 February 1882 and had the following children:

 

(a. Ella Pearl Morris “Pearl”: Born 16 March 1883 at Grundy Center, Iowa.  Married James Chism on 20 November 1900.

 

(b. Rosy W. Morris: Born 20 May 1884 at Grundy Center, Iowa.

 

(c. Rena V. Morris: Born 16 March 1898 at Argonia, Kansas.

 

(d. Elsie Morris: Born 7 October 1902 at Argonia, Kansas.

 

(3. Minnie Pearl Morris “Pearl”: Born 18 June 1868.  Died 1869, age 9 months.

 

Elizabeth A. (Biles) Morris traveled 13 June 1888 to St. Joseph, Missouri, “where she was met by and married (2nd) George Lambeson/Lamberson/Lambusin (b. abt 1820) of Whiting Kansas” (d. 1905)(this from her son, Murray).  They resided at St. Joseph 2 years, then moved to Wellington, Kansas, where she lived until 1899, when they moved to Argonia, Kansas, where she died.

 

d. Phoebe/Phebe Ann/Anne Biles: (photos) Born 28 October 1832 “on the Bird place” in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 October 1905 (exactly age 73) after eight years of declining health from bronchial problems; interred Union Cemetery.  Married Lucius Smith Thorp (photos) (also seen: Lucens Thorp/Thorpe) (b. 15/13 Nov 1825; d. 24 Apr 1905; interred Union Cem.), son of John and Polly (Skidmore) Thorp, on 18 June 1854 at Hitt, Elkhorn Grove Township, Carroll County, Illinois and resided there the rest of their lives on the old Thorpe homestead.  Lucius was the County Surveyor, with office in the village of Hitt.  Both are interred in Union Cemetery in the northwest corner of Elkhorn Township, Carroll County, Illinois.  Phoebe and Lucius had the following children:

 

(1. Eva Ann Thorp: (photos) Born 26 March 1855 in Illinois.  Died 19 June 1949 at Phoenix, Arizona; interred in crypt in Phoenix, Arizona.  Married D. “Doc” F. Rogers (d. 2 Oct 1880; gassed while repairing a well (also seen: “Lou was a year old the day her father died”) on 23 August 1876 and resided at Mount Carroll, Illinois.  Doc was interred in Iowa.  In 1934/39 Eva (Thorp) Rogers resided at 538 W. Lynwood, Phoeniz, Arizona.  Eva and Doc had at least the following daughter:

 

(a. Luella “Lou” Ellen/Thorp Rogers: (photos) Born 28 March 1880.  Graduated from Mount Carroll Academy and entered the University of Chicago on 1 October 1901.  Married Charles Robert Shackleton (photos) (b. 29 Aug 1878) on 12 February 1908 at Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Charles was employed on the Chicago Board of Trade specializing in grain.  No children.  In 1949 Lou, a widow, resided in Arizona.

 

(2. Charles Spurgeon/Spurgen Thorp “Spurgeon”: (photos) (also seen: Thomas Spurgeon Thorpe) Born 16/26 December 1857/9 at Elkhorn Grove Township, Carroll County, Illinois.  Operated a farm at Hitt, Illinois, where he raised Chester White swine.  Died 1 November 1941 and was interred in Union Cemetery, Elkhorn Township, Illinois.  Married Emily F. Buswell (photos) on 26 November 1890 at Polo, Illinois.  Emily was born 14 January 1867 at Eagle Point, Ogle County, Illinois.  She raised rose-comb leghorn chickens on the farm.  Apparently also owned and operated a water-powered mill.  Emily died 13 November 1946 and was interred beside Spurgeon in Union Cemetery.  Charles and Emily had the following children:

 

(a. Mildred Thorp: (photos) Married (?) Cottingham (radar technician) in Illinois.

 

(b. Charles Lucius Thorp: (photos) Born 25 February 1909 at Elkhorn Township, Carroll County, Illinois.  Married Velda I. McCauley (b. 5 Dec 1908 at Dakota, IL) on 24 August 1932 at Dakota, Illinois.  Moved to Baytown, Harris County, Texas, where Charles worked as an oil inspector.  In 1976 they resided at 940 Meadowlark, Stephenville, Texas 76401.  Charles and Velda had the following children:

 

(1) Charles Richard Thorp: Born 1936 and resided at Baytown, Harris County, Texas.

 

(2) Jane Carol Thorp: Born 1940.  Married (?) Kelly and resided at Baytown, Harris County, Texas.

 

(3. Carrie Elizabeth Thorp: (photos) Born 23/22 December 1866.  Died 12 April 1918.  Married Daniel Edgar Hall “Edgar” “Ed” (b. 8 Apr 1861) on 8 October 1891 at Benton, Kentucky.  In 1901 they still resided at Benton, Marshall County, Kentucky, later moving to Rupert, Idaho.  In November 1905 Carrie resided at Hitt, Elkhorn Township, Carroll County, Illinois.   Carrie and Daniel had the following children:

 

(a. Ruth Grace Hall: (more info) Born 23 November 1892.  Graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Thursday, 18 May 1911.  Married Delbert Lindley Nelson of Cherokee, Iowa on 1 December 1913 and had 5 children, including the following: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Esther Louise Nelson: Twin.  Born 10 April 1915.

 

(2) Lewis Delbert Nelson: Twin.  Born 10 April 1915.

 

(3) Eva Nelson: Died 14 February 1981 in Chicago, Illinois from complications of cancer.  Married (1st) (?) Witherspoon and had at least the following daughter:

 

(a) Roberta Witherspoon: Born 1944.  Married Guy Gagnon in 1974 at Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  Subsequently resided in Texas.  Roberta and Guy had at least one son:

 

[1. Christopher Martin Gagnon: Born 1977.

 

Eva (Nelson) Weatherspoon married (2nd) a Chicago man surnamed Lavender in 1980.  She did shortly after.

 

(4) Carol Nelson: Married a man named Kawtks and had at least one daughter:

 

(a) Carol Kawtks: Married (?) and had the following twin sons:

 

[1. John (?).

 

[2. James (?).

 

(b. Phebe Elizabeth Hall: (photos) Born 5 April 1896.  Grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Married William J. Barnum and resided at 1611 Coeur d’Alene Avenue, Route 3 Box 323 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, but they were later separated; William lived in Spokane and Phebe lived with her son, Walter, at 400 E. Arbor, Space 112, Park Trailer Homes, Long Beach, California 90805.  Phebe and William had the following son:

 

(1) Walter Barnum: Apparently unmarried.  On 1980 retired as an accountant for a Navy shipyard in Washington.

 

(c. Bell/Belle Eva Hall: Born 6/15 April 1897.  Lived last Pilchuck Apartments, Marysville, Washington (across from Everett).  Married (1st) an older man and had 1 son, LeRoy, who died about age 18 (grad HS 1940, age 17).  Married (2nd) Edgar O. Greene/Green and resided at PO Box 372, Monroe, Washington.  In 1984 Belle resided at Clark Fork, Idaho.

 

(d. Minerva “Minnie” Keeler Hall: Born 31/30 August 1901.  Resided near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Had a debilitating stroke in April 1969.  By August 1977 had moved into the Burley Care Center (nursing home), Burley, southern Idaho 83318.  Then to a nursing facility associated with a hospital at 806 East Street, Rupert, Idaho.  Married Walter Attlesee/Attlesey on 27 May 1971 and had the following children (order uncertain):

  

(1) Flora Attlesey: (photos) Born 1921.  Graduated from high school in 1940, age 18.  Married (1st) (?) Fenton.  Married (2nd) Dale Trantham of Idaho in 1955 and resided in Washington.

 

(2) Elmer Attlesey: (photos) Veteran of World War II.  Married Bonnie (?) and resided in Washington.  Elmer and Bonnie had the following daughter:

 

(a) Margaret Kay Attlesey: Born 1955.

 

(3) Virginia Attlesey: Lived in Twin Falls, Idaho, then in 1974 in Washington.

 

(4) Betty “Bettes” Lou Attlesey: (photos) Married (?) Larsen and had the following several daughters, the youngest of whom was:

 

(a) Karla Larsen: Born 1962.

 

(e. Brother: Married Alice Carnie and resided in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

 

e. William “Bill” Smith Biles: (photos) Born 25 September 1835 at Asylum Township/Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 17 April 1916 (age 81); interred Riverside Cemetery in Towanda beside his parents, his brother, and his sister, who predeceased him.  At age 17 moved with his parents to Shores Hill, Wysox Township, Bradford County.

 

1850 US Census: William Biles was residing in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

1860 US Census: William Biles was residing at Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

 

1870 US Census: William Biles was residng at Asylum, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: William Biles was residing at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

At age 24 William married Clarinda Shores (also seen: Clarissa) (b. 13 Jun 1826/7 at Sheshequin Twp, Bradford Co., PA, d. Sep 1921), daughter of Joshua and Margaret (Post) Shores of New Jersey, on 18 November 1859 in Bradford County and “embarked on life’s journey with merely nothing except their good health and willing hands to help them carve a living and obtain a home for the future.”  In 1873 purchased the Nathaniel Bennett farm in North Towanda Township, where they remained the rest of their lives.  Bill and Clarinda had the following children:

 

(1. George Biles: Born 22 October 1860 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 27 March 1939.  Married Fannie/Fanny D. Rutty (b. 25 Sep 1869 in Bradford Co.; d. 15 Sep 1947), daughter of David (who was a farmer) and Emeline/Emaline/Emmaline “Emily” (Granger) Rutty (and granddaughter of Ezra Rutty of Sugarcreek, Venango Co., PA), on 4 February 1891 (application 2 Feb) and resided at Ulster/North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and, later, Kentucky.  Of interest, Fannie had a nephew, Joseph Rutty, who was an engineer on the Rock Island Railroad at Sayre, Oklahoma.  George and Fannie (Rutty) Biles had the following children:

 

(a. John Howard Biles “Howard” “Pete” “Doc” (over time): (more info) (SSN: 402-36-9493)

 

Born 10 March 1892 at Saco, Ulster Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 27 July 1977, age 85, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County from complications of a heart attack; funeral and interment at Danville, Kentucky.  Attended Ulster schools and graduated from Mansfield State Normal School, Mansfield, Pennsylvania, overlapping there for the period 1907 to 1909 with Christine Irvine, who he knew well.  Taught school 1st at Milan in a one-room school.  Moved to Luther Mills for 2 years, where he was Principal, followed by Principal at Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Taught 24 years at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, retiring in 1946.  Then accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for Danville, Kentucky.  In semi-retirement, continued to substitute teach for several years.  Disliked his first name, John; was known as “Pete” while in school in Pennsylvania, but lost that appellation while in Kentucky, where he came to be known as “Doc” Biles.

 

Married (1st) Estelle “Stelle” Oleta Ross (b. 27 Sep 1888 in Jefferson Co., PA, d. 25 Dec 1972 at Danville, KY), daughter of Joseph Ross (parents emigrated from Ireland; cleared a farm near St. Marys, PA) and Mary Webster (dau of Aaron and Caroine (Pearsall) Webster, a relative of Noah Webster of dictionary fame; of Elk Co., PA) of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, on 4 June 1917 at St Marys.  In 1952 Howard and Estelle resided at 627 E. Main Street, Danville, Kentucky.  They had the following children:

 

(1) Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Biles: Born 8 May 1918 at Ford City, Pennsylvania.  In 1947 was a US Navy nurse residing in Virginia.  Resided in Kentucky when she married William J. Dunn of Fort Madison, Iowa on 1 August 1953 at Danville.  In 1982 resided in California.

 

(2) Mary Ann Biles: (more info) Born 1924 at Danville, Kentucky.  Married Samuel “Sam” Woodson Burke, III of Danville, Kentucky in 1945 at Wibaux, Montana.  Mary and Sam had the following children:

 

(a) Samuel “Sam” Woodson Burke, IV: Born 1945 at/near Danville, Kentucky.  Married (1st) Linda Montgomery in 1966 in Kentucky.  Married (2nd) Nancy Fox and had the following son:

 

[1. Maurice Glenn Burke.

 

(b) Joseph “Joe” Scott Burke: Born 1948.  Married Patricia “Patty” (?) and resided in Kentucky.  Joe and Patty had the following children:

 

[1. Joseph Scott Burke, Jr.: Born in 1975.

 

[2. Carrie Lynn Burke: Born 1977.

 

(c) Lewis Howard Burke: Born 1949.  Married, as her (2nd) husband, Betty (Barkley) Daugherty (d. 19 Jul 1989, age 39 in an auto accident in KY) on 19 December 1980 and resided in Kentucky.  Lewis and Betty had the following son:

 

[1. John Hughson Burke: Born 1977. (Obviously some confusion here; perhaps son of Lewis Howard Burke, below.)

 

(3) George Ross Biles: Born 1927 at Danville, Kentucky.  Attended college at Danville.  Married (1st) Doris Ann “Gigi” Fleming (b. 1930), in 1947 at Jeffersonville, Indiana.  It appears they may have resided in Kentucky in 1949 (perhaps at 608 N. 3rd St., Danville, KY 40422).  Subsequently moved to Florida.  George and Doris had the following son:

 

(a) William “Bill” Shores Biles: (photos) Born 1949 in Kentucky.  Graduated from the University of Arizona at Tucson in June 1972 and worked in Tucson for a period thereafter.  In 1976 resided in Colorado.  Was not married in 1982.

 

George and Doris Ann (Fleming) Biles were subsequently divorced.  George Biles married (2nd) Gretchen Bush (d. Jul 1989 in KY from complications of cancer) and had the following children:

 

(b) Steven Biles: Born 1969.

 

(c) Maripat Biles: Born 1972.

 

George and Gretchen (Bush) Biles were divorced in late 1982 or early 1983.  George married (3rd) (perhaps) Virginia Ragland Graham in 1984.

 

Following Estelle’s death (1972), John Howard Biles of Kentucky married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Helen (Mingos) Minard (b. 25 Apr 1899) of Athens, Pennsylvania on 17 November 1976 at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and resided there on Maple Street (also seen: Towanda).  Helen was 12 years old when Howard came to Luther Mills and lived there until 1920, when she was age 21 years old.  Helen taught grammar school for many years at the McDuffee Street School in Athens.  In 1976 she resided on Maple Street in Athens.  Of interest, Helen had a brother, James “Jim” George Mingos, and a sister, Clara Ellen Mingos, who was a hair dresser.  Clara had a home on Bridge Street in Athens, Bradford County, and in November 1976 she resided there in the Finch Trailer Court at Green’s Landing.

 

For many years Howard was deeply interested and involved in his family’s history, and to that end he frequently corresponded with Marian Elizabeth Biles in Greene, New York, and he collaborated extensively with Bryan Wilson Biles (d. Jun 1983 from complications of cancer) of Altus, Oklahoma in creation of Bryan’s book: “The Biles-Byles Family – How Green Was Our Valley,” published in 1969.

 

(b. Carrie Evelyn Biles: Born 15/5 April 1895; named for Carrie Elizabeth Thorpe.  Died 17 March 1926, just before her 31st birthday from complications of pneumonia acquired following surgery; interred Ulster Cemetery.  Carrie married Harry Reinhart, son of Howard and Jackson Reinhart, in July 1917 and had the following children:

 

(1) Robert Ivan Reinhart: Born 1921/20 at Endicott, Broome County, New York.  Married Elizabeth Mathias of Johnson City or Endicott, Broome County, in 1941 and resided at Oakdale.  Robert and Elizabeth had the following daughter:

 

(a) Karen Elizabeth Reinhart: Born 1947.  In 1980 was employed as a librarian at Windsor, New York.

 

(2) Ralph Carlton Reinhart: Born 1924/23/22 at Endicott, Broome County, New York.  Married (1st) Beverly Swan of Vestal in 1946 and had the following children:

 

(a) Craig Lee Reinhart: Born 1948 at Huntsville, Alabama.  Married Pamela Ann Fleming in 1972 and had the following children:

 

[1. Erin Amanda Reinhart: Born 1975.

 

[2. Noah Willis Reinhart: Born 1980.

 

(b) Curt Neil Reinhart: Born 1951.  Not married in 1980.

 

Ralph Reinhard married (2nd) Lois Cook and had at least one daughter.

 

(c. David William Biles: (more info) (SSN: 095-01-9338) Born 2 October 1900 at Ulster, Pennsylvania.  Died 17 February 1983; memorial service Sunday, 20 February at the Frank L. DeMunn Funeral Home; interment in the Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pennsylvania.  Resided at RD #1, Tunnel (Port Crane), New York; subsequently at RD #2 (Hance Road), Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married Mary Beatrice Comfort “Bee” (more info) (b. 13 May 1910 at Elmira, d. 24 Apr 1988 (age 77) at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY; interred Ulster Cemetery), daughter of Robert Beecher and Elizabeth May (Rice) Comfort of Lakeland, and later, Elmira, New York, on 1 October 1928 at Elmira, New York and subsequently resided at Binghamton, New York.  David and Mary had the following children:

 

(1) Virginia Mae/May Biles: Born 24 September 1929 at Owego, New York.  Died 25 December 1987.  Married Ralph P. Morley, Jr. (also seen: William) (b. 1923?), the son of Ralph, P., Sr. (employed as a farmer) and Lulu May (Puleth) Morley of Harpuisville, on 1 March 1946 (also seen: 1944 & 1948) and resided at Port Crane, New York.  William and Virginia had the following daughter:

 

(a) Patricia “Pattie” Ann Morley: Born about 1951 while her parents resided at Port Crane, New York.  In 1988 resided in California and was unmarried in 1982.

 

(2) Kay Dawn Biles: Born 1940 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married (?) Casterlin and resided in New York.

 

George Biles married (2nd) Gretchen Bush.  George Biles of Danville, Kentucky married (3rd) Virginia Ragland Graham on 6 June 1984.

 

(2. John Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 3 November 1862 at Shores Hill (RD #1 North Towanda), Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died at home, Saturday, 27 December 1958, age 96; interred Riverside Cemetery.  Resided with his parents at Towanda his entire life.  Employed as a dairy farmer.  Never married.

 

(3. Sarah Biles: (more info) Born 27 November 1864/5 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 August 1946 at Luther’s Mills Hospital, Luther’s Mills, New York.  Married William Will Newton Bailey (photos) (b. 26 Apr 1869, d. 8 Sep 1961), son of Newton and Susan (Slater) Bailey of Burlington Township, Pennsylvania, on 20 July 1892 and resided in the Luther’s Mills area of Bradford County.  William and Sarah (Biles) Bailey had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Stanley Bailey “Stanley” “Stan”: Born 7 April 1893 at 38 Union Street, Johnson City, New York.  Married Mina L. Barkman (b. Aug 1885, d. 19 Jan 1955 near Johnson City; interred Vestal Hills Cemetery, Vestal, N.Y.) on 24 December 1927 and resided at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.

 

(b. Delphine “Della” Bailey: Born 18 October/September 1895 at Addison, New York.  Married Wallace Strope, son of Clarence and Sarah (Campbell) Strope, and resided at Troy, Pennsylvania, then Addison, New York.  Della and Wallace had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Hazel Eleanor Strope: Born 12 May 1918.  May have married Eldon Estep of Addison, New York.

 

(2) Lillian Mae Strope: Born 22 June 1920.

 

(3) Wallace Strope: Served in World War II.

 

(4) Harriet Strope: Died young.

 

(c. Judson “Jud/Judd” Emmett Bailey: Born 14 December 1897 at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 6 August 1961.  Was employed as an automotive mechanic.  Married (?) Slater and resided at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In 1958 Jud and his wife resided “Sugar Creek way” and were in bad health.

 

(d. Vesta Clarinda Bailey: Born 9 December 1901 at Corning, New York.  Died March 1957.  Married Harold Hall (d. 18 Sep 1961) of Corning and resided at 220 Baker Street in Corning, New York.  Vesta and Harold had the following children:

 

(1) Mildred E. Hall: Married Thomas Doody, Jr. during World War II and resided at Corning, New York.  Thomas and Mildred had the following son:

 

(a) Michael Ernest Doody: Born 1953.

 

(2) William “Buddy” Ernest Hall: Killed in action in World War II.

 

(3) Donna Gail Hall.

 

(e. Susan “Sue” Ledora/Lucinda Bailey: Born 12 June 1904 at Burlington, Pennsylvania.  Was residing there when she died 16 January 1966.  Named for her grandmother, Susan Slater, daughter of Asa Slater.  Married Martin Ross (more info) and resided at Burlington, Pennsylvania.  Martin was employed in trucking.  Susan and Martin had the following children:

 

(1) David Martin Ross “Martin”: (photos) Served in World War II.

 

(2) Russell Henry Ross: (photos) Served in World War II.  Married (?) and resided at Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Russell and his wife had the following children:

 

(a) Sharon Sue Ross: Married Marvin Lynn Spencer on 31 December 1966 at the Methodist Church at Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b) Harry Ross.

 

(3) Marion Ross: Married George Slater, brother of Ellen (Slater) Sandore (of interest, the Sandores, Michael & Ellen, resided on Vesta Strunk’s place, and Ellen (Slater) Sandore moved from Pittston/Wilkes-Barre area and settled at the Bump place on Lime Hill), and, in 1966 resided at Ulster, Pennsylvania.  Marion and George had the following daughter:

 

(a) Karen Slater.

 

(f. Newton “Newty” William Bailey: Born 2 September 1905.  Died (drowned) 13 October 1948.  Married Pearl Gustin (more info) (b. 25 Oct 1909, d. 19 May 2009; interred Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA), daughter of Lloyd W. and Lena (Lane) Gustin.  Newton and Pearl had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Louella Bailey: Perhaps married (1st) (?) Allen.  Married (perhaps 2nd) (?) Pronti and resided at Elmira, New York.

 

(2) David N. Bailey: Married (1st) Nora June Brannaka (more info) (b. 24 Jun 1931, d. 25 Feb 2004; interred Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA), daughter of John and Nora (Campbell) Brannaka of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area, on 3 June 1949 and had the following children:

 

(a) David N. Bailey, Jr.: Resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(b) Janet Marie Bailey: Married Edwin Lent and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(c) Kathy Diane Bailey: Married (?) Davis and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(d) Thomas Bailey: Married Mary (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

David N. Bailey married (2nd) Marlene (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Lloyd W. Bailey: Married Betty (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(4) Russell B./Jacop Bailey: Married Barbara (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

Following Newton’s death, Pearl married (2nd) Guy H. Kaylor (d. 22 Feb 1996).  She worked at Sylvania and they resided on Packer Avenue in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. 

 

(4. Margaret “Maggie” Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 11/12 April 1869 in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died Thursday, about September 1964 (also seen: 1965) at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Bradford County; interred Ulster Cemetery.  At age 5 moved with her parents to North Towanda.  Married Allen Thomas Pollock (b. 12 May 1868, d. 8 Sep 1933/34; interred Ulster Cemetery), son of Thomas and Ann (Howie) Pollock of Saco, on 24 February 1897 at the Presbyterian parsonage in Ulster, Pennsylvania and resided at Ulster.  Margaret and Thomas resided on a farm at Saco, but after Allen’s death, Maggie moved to 14 N. Main Street, Towanda for 10 years.  Maggie and Allen had the following children:

 

(a. Jane Mildred Pollock “Mildred”: (photos) Born 23 November 1899.  Died 27 March 1984 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, Pennsylvania.  Married Frank Kaupp on 28 March 1950 by Reverend Fox and resided at Towanda.  Also resided at Waverly, New York.

 

(b. Thomas William Pollock: (more info) Born 22 July 1902 in Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 August 1958.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Cora/Clara Ellen Huff “Ellen”, daughter of Reymon and Margaret (?) Huff in August 1941 and resided at Ulster, Pennsylvania.  Thomas and Clara had the following children:

 

(1) Joyce Ann Pollock: Born 1942.  Married Jack Strope in 1961 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Jack and Joyce had the following children:

 

(a) Deanna Strope: Born 1962 in Germany.  Moved to the United States with her parents at age 8 months.

 

(b) Jade Duane Strope: Born 1963.

 

(2) Joan Margaret Pollock: Born 1944.  Married John Watkins in 1961 and resided in Pennsylvania.  John and Joan had the following children:

 

(a) Barry Watkins: Born 1962.

 

(b) Amy Watkins: Born 1965.

 

Cora Ellen (Huff) Pollock married (2nd) Willard Keeler in 1960.

 

(5. Harriet “Hattie” Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 23 November 1871 in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died at home on Tuesday, 17 December 1957, age 86; interred Riverside Cemetery.  Lived with her parents at RD #1, North Towanda her entire life, though she reportedly “did not see eye to eye” with either her father, William Biles, or grandfather, John Place Biles.  Belonged to the Presbyterian Church at Saco.  Never married.

 

f. Minerva “Minnie” Jane Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 6 August 1837 in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 November 1907 at the Cleveland Hotel, Daytona, Florida from complications of bronchitis; interred there temporarily; moved in the spring to Riverside Cemetery, Towanda.  Married Charles Harrison Keeler (b. 20 Mar 1841 at Towanda, Bradford Co., PA) of Towanda on 26/20 March 1861 at Owego, New York by Reverend (Presbyterian) S. H. Hall.  Settled 1st in LaPorte, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania where Charles published the “Sullivan County Democrat.”  After 6 months “in the Sullivan County wilderness,” returned to Towanda penniless.  Moved to Owego, Tioga County, New York in late December 1861, where Charles worked for the “Owego Gazette.”  Two or three years later sold out before the house they were constructing was half completed and shifted from the printing to the grocery business.  Charles wasn’t suited for that line of work and sold out at a loss.  He then went to work as a printer for the Democratic County Committee of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, publishing the “Herald of the Union” at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.  About 2 years later they moved back to Owego, which Charles considered “the dearest place on earth.”  Charles opened his own job printing business there and was very successful.  Eventually resided at 240 Main Street, Owego, New York.  Unfortunately, his print shop was destroyed by fire on 12 December 1968, and he had to start again, from scratch, which he did and was again very successful.  In March 1871 Charles started publishing the “Tioga County Record,” a weekly newspaper that was also very successful.  Later Minnie and Charles resided at Dixon, Illinois, where Charles was in the newspaper business.

 

Minnie and Charles had no children of their own, but they did help raise the following children:

 

(1. Edward "Eddie" Payson Biles:  (photos) Adopted from the Howard Mission and Home for Little Wanderers, located in New York State.  After a few years living with the Keelers, returned to his biological mother.

 

(2. Florence “Flora” Jane Biles: (photos) Daughter of Minnie’s brother, Alexander “Alex” Patterson Biles.  Died at age 16.

 

(3. Maud Biles: Daughter of C. L. Ward Biles.  After a few years returned to her biological mother.

 

g. John “Place” Lewis Biles: (photos) Born 11 July 1840/41/46.  Died at Franklin, Ohio; apparently had a stroke in 1894, but was still alive on 16 May 1901.  Resided at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Later resided at Franklin, Ohio, returning to Bradford County, Pennsylvania about 1900.  John had six sons and one daughter.

 

1850 US Census: John Biles was residing in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

1860 US Census: John Biles was residing in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

1870 US Census: John Biles was residing in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Married (1st) Hannah M. Gard/Gaurd (b. 18 Aug 1846 at Orange Co., N.Y.; interred Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford Co., PA), daughter of George and Anna (?) Gard (who also had daughter, Fannie (photos)), on 12 March 1862 and had the following children in the Pine Grove area around Towanda, Bradford County:

 

(1. Alice “Allie” Hannah Biles: Born 21 May 1862/3.  Died 19 January 1873.

 

(2. Dorcey/Dorcy W. Biles: Born 13 January 1867.  Died 16 May 1936, age 69; interred lot 310, Overfield Cemetery (which was owned by Arabella Jacoby).  Resided at Scrantion.  Married C. Louise Crain (b. about 1882), daughter of William and Elizabeth (?) Crain of Powell, Pennsylvania (also seen: m. “a shores girl”), on 24 December 1902 (application same day) at Powell with Benjamin Haythorn, Justice of the Peace, officiating.  Resided near Shores Hills, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Henry Biles: Born 26 May/Apr 1870.  Died 1 March 1874.

 

John Lewis Biles left Hannah and married (2nd) Emma "Ida" (White) Post, daughter of Charles E. White, after 1863.  Hannah M. (Gard) Biles married (2nd) George P. Brown.  John and Emma (White)(Post) Biles had the following children:

 

(4. Minnie Place? Biles.

 

(5. Charles Place? Biles.

 

(6. Dorance Place? Biles.

 

John Lewis Biles married (3rd) widow (?) Pool and had the following children: (which mother is uncertain)

 

(7. Albert Biles.

 

(8. (?) Biles.

 

(9. John Biles.

 

(10. Vandugen “Van” Biles.

 

h. Sarah Rosanna Biles: Born 22/29 December 1842.  Died 15 July 1843 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania from complications of scarlet fever.  Interred there in the Lime Hill Cemetery.

 

i. Christopher/Cornelius L. Ward Biles “Ward”: (photos) Born 27 May 1844.  Died 8 June 1875 from complications of cancer; interred Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided for a time in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York. 

 

Note: Bible says: “Christopher W. Biles”  Another source says: Cornelius L. Ward Biles.

 

1850 US Census: C.L. Biles was residing at Wysox, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Married Anna Ann E. Gard/Gaurd (photos)(b. 6 Apr 1849, d. 1909; interred Riverside Cem., Towanda, Bradford Co., PA), daughter of George and Anna (?) Gard, on 27/28 November 1867 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Edward “Ed” G. Biles: (photos) Born 11 June/July 1869/68.  Died 13 April 1949.  Married (1st) Dorotha (?) (d. 8 Jun 1874) on 10 July 1893 and resided at 29 North Davidson Street, Auburn, New York.  Edward and Dorotha had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Dorothy Biles: Born 25 December 1896.  Married (?) Hall and resided at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

 

(b. Thomas Edison Biles.

 

(c. Arlene Biles: (perhaps) Married (?) Meredith and resided at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

(2. Walter Biles: Born 25 March 1870.  Died 1 January 1874 when hit on top of the head by a potato hook wielded or thrown by his father.

 

(3. Maud G. Biles: Born 17 October 1871.  Raised for several years by her aunt and uncle, Minerva “Minn” Jane (Biles) and Charles Keeler, paragraph f., above.  Married Eugene Tanner; no children.  By one account always resided with Ann Keeler, who had no children.

 

(4. Ward Biles: (more info) Born 8 June 1874 at East Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 October 1961, age 87; interred Fleming, New York.  Initially resided at Shores Hill.  After marriage resided at 18 Gaylord Street, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York for 69 years.  Employed initially at Auburn in the city quarry, then by the Firth Company, and finally at Emerson Park.  Married Celia (?) (more info) (b. England, d. 24 Dec 1957 at Auburn, N.Y., following a long illness; interred Fleming, N.Y.), who immigrated to the United States from England.

 

j. Lois Emma Biles: (photos) Born 27 March 1847/46.  Died 23/22 January 1859 (age 11 yrs, 10 mo., 23 days) at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania from complications of throat cancer.  Interred there in the Lime Hill Cemetery.

 

k. Charles “Charlie” Edgar “Ed” Biles: (photos) (more info) (also seen: Edward Charles)

 

Born 15 September 1848 at Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and resided at nearby Towanda.  Died at home in North Towanda on 14 May 1920 (age 71) at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Lot # 69, Riverside Cemetery, Towanda.  Had bright red whiskers, and his five daughters had bright red hair.

 

1850 US Census: Charles was heading a household in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

1860 US Census: Charles was heading a household in Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Charles Biles married Mary Josaphine Mills (photos) (b. 2 Oct 1852/51 in PA, d. 14 Dec 1913 in PA; interred Riverside Cemetery, Towanda), a renowned midwife and daughter of Silas Avery and Mary Ellen (Allis) Mills of Ulster, on 24/31 October 1872/71 (also seen: 31 Oct 1871) and had the following children:

 

(1. Ella May Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 1 November 1872.  Died 19 January 1960.  Had very curly red hair.

 

1880 US Census: Ella Biles, age 7 (b. PA), resided in the household headed by her grandfather, Silas Mills, age 71 (b. PA; father b. CT; mother b. OH) and employed as a farmer, in North Towanda Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included Silas' wife, Ellen Mills, age 68 (b. PA); daughter, Philetta Mills, age 36 (b. PA); son, Vespacian Mills, age 29 (b. PA); and son, William Mills, age 17 (b. PA).

 

Ella ran away with her younger sister Phoebe’s husband, Myron Matthew “Matt” Madison Bostwick and resided in Alexandria County (suburb of Washington, D.C.), Virginia, where Ella worked at the US Bureau of Engraving.  They were subsequently married; no children.

 

(2. Minnie I. Biles: (photos) (more info) Twin.  Born 11 July 1874 at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 10 July 1959 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York; interred Riverside Cemetery, Towanda.  Had red hair.  Married John Harlen Harley McKee (photos) (more info) (b. 1874 in PA, d. 20 Sep 1920 (age 45) at Union/Johnson City, N.Y.) on 21 March 1900 at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In 1926 they resided at North Towanda, and later at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Minnie and Harley had the following children:

 

(a. Nellie Mae McKee: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 25 May 1903 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 20 April 1995, age 91, at Cortland Memorial Hospital, McGraw, Cortland County, New York.  Was a laundry worker before marriage.  After marriage moved to Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

Married Claude Arnout Smith (photos) (more info) (b. 11 Aug 1901 at South Waverly, Tioga Co., PA, d. 8 Feb 1952 at Binghamton, Broome Co., N.Y.; interred there in Spring Forest Cemetery) on 2 October 1926 by Reverend Wesley Andrews at Endicott, Union Township, Broome County, New York.  Claude was a 5’ 11”, 165-pound, brown-haired, brown-eyed farmer with two dependents residing at RD #1, Pine City, New York before joining the US Army on 27 August 1917 to participate in World War I (29th Regiment, 116th Infantry Division).  He was honorably discharged on 8 September 1925 at Tilton General Hospital, Fort Dix, New Jersey.  He was employed as a machinist when married.  Nellie and Claude had the following children:

 

(1) Jeanne “Jeannie” Marie Smith: (photos) Born 1929 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Married John Herbert Degnan (photos) (b. 1929 in N.Y.), son of Thomas William and Ella Mae (Seeley) Degnan, in 1947.  In 1995 resided in New York.  Jeanne and John had the following children:

 

(a) Sandra “Sandi” Alice Degnan: (photos) (more info) Born 1948 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Married (1st) Cecil Theodore Candfield in 1965 in Pennsylvania and had the following son:

 

[1. Derak Michael Candfield: Born 1966 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Served in the US Army.  Had the following son with Tammy Price:

 

[a. Joshua Michael Candfield.

 

Derak Candfield had the following daughter with Michelle McLean:

 

[b. Alexis Raen Candfield.

 

Sandra (Degnan) and Cecil Candfield were divorced.  Sandra married (2nd) Keith Eugene West, Jr. (photos) (b. Mar (?)) and had the following daughter:

 

[2. Melissa Lynne West: (photos) (more info) Born 1967 at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Graduated from Susquehanna Valley High School.  Had the following daughter with Ernesto Marini:

 

[a. Amanda Nicole (West) Trotter: Born 1987.

 

Melissa married Gary C. Trotter (photos) (more info), son of Clifford Trotter of Conklin, New York, on 7 January (?) at the Volunteers of America Hall, Binghamton, New York.  Gary adopted Melissa’s daughter, Amanda.  He was a graduate of Susquehanna High School and served in the US Army before marriage.  At the time of their marriage Gary was a school bus operator and Melissa was a school bus monitor for the Laidlow Corporation, Binghamton, New York.  Melissa and Gary were subsequently divorced.  Melissa married (2nd) Ricky Lee Hoag (more info) in 2007 at Union Center United Methodist Church, Endicott, New York.

 

Sandra (Degnan)(Candfield) and Keith West were divorced.  Sandra married (3rd) Robert Arthur Weidman and had the following children:

 

[3. Timothy Scott Weidman: Born 1970 at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married Michelle Fuller.

 

[4. Todd Allen Weidman: (more info) Born 1972 at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married (1st) Laura L. Newhart and had the following children:

 

[a. Katlyn Elizabeth Weidman: Twin.  Born 1994 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.

 

[b. Ashley Renee Weidman: Twin.  Born 1994 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.

 

[c. Tyler Alan Weidman: Born 2000 at Greenville, South Carolina.

 

Todd and Laura Weidman were divorced.  Todd married (2nd) Holly Eherts in 2007.

 

Sandra (Degnan)(Candfield)(West) and Robert Weidman were divorced.  Sandra married (4th) Brian Douglas Seaman (photos) (d. from complications of lung cancer) in 1970 at Crawfordsville, Indiana.

 

(b) Donna Marie Degnan: Born 1953 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Married Gary Vanderburg.  They were subsequently divorced.

 

(c) John David Degnan: Born 1955 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Married Linda Deyo.

 

(d) Steven Richard Degnan: (more info) Born 1958 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Graduated from Wilson High School on 27 June 1976.  Married (1st) Laverna Mullin.  Steven and Laverna were subsequently divorced.  He married (2nd) Jody Jones.

 

(e) Ella Mae Degnan: Born 1960 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Married Ronald Williams, son of Myron “Mickey” A. and (?) Williams.

 

(2) Harley Mason Smith: (photos) Born 1931 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Married Joan F. Bovee and had the following children:

 

(a) Suzanne Marie Smith.

 

(b) Mary Lou Smith.

 

(3) Richard Arnout Smith: (photos) (more info) Born 23 August 1932 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Died 24 June 2001, age 68, at Cortland, New York; interment Freetown Cemetery.  Served in the US Air Force.  Married Ruby (?) about 1965 (married 36 yrs) and resided in New York.  Richard and Ruby had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Jeanne Seager Smith: In 2001 resided at Willet, New York.

 

(b) David Smith: In 2001 resided at Marathon, New York.

 

(c) Jerry Smith: In 2001 resided at Cortland, New York.

 

(4) Donald “Don” Robert Smith: (photos) Born 1934.  Married Patricia “Pat” Morariety and resided at Afton, New York.  Donald and Pat had the following daughter:

 

(a) Kathryn Louise Smith.

 

(5) Leon “Lee” Sterne Smith: (photos) Married Opal G. Gillette and resided in Florida.

 

(b. Leon “Lew” Sterne/Stern McKee: (photos) (more info) SSN: 128-01-6603.  Born 10 October 1907 at Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Died May 1970.  Resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Operated an automobile service station.  Married Myrtle I. Whitesell (photos) (more info) (b. 5 Sep 1917 at Binghamton, Broome, Co., N.Y., d. Sun, 15 Feb 1998, age 80, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y.; SSN: 128-01-6589) and resided there.  Leon and Myrtle had the following son:

 

(1) Emery Paul McKee: (photos) (more info) SSN: 114-32-6581.

 

Born 28 September 1942 at Windsor, Broome County, New York.  Died Tuesday, 25 March 1997, age 54, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, New York.  Married (1st) Patricia Coleman, but they were subsequently divorced; no children.  Married (2nd) Justine (?) and resided in New York.  Toward the end of his life he resided at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, Bradford County, New York.

 

Emery and Justine had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Emery Paul McKee, Jr.: Died in infancy.

 

(b) Laurie McKee: Married (?) O’Daniels and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Nicole O’Daniels.

 

(c) Jo Ann McKee: Married Sergio De la Vega and resided at Apalachin, Pennsylvania.  Jo Ann and Sergio had the following children:

 

[1. Emily De la Vega.

 

[2. Olivia De la Vega.

 

(d) Thomas McKee: Resided at Endicott, New York.

 

(3. Marie “Mertie/Myrtie/MirtieBiles: (photos) Twin.  Born 11 July 1874.  Died about 1 October 1955; interred Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Had red hair and wore glasses when young.  Married Raymond Vanness (more info) (b. 25 Feb 1876, d. 9 Mar 1931; interred Riverside Cemetery), son of farmer Frank and Rolna (?) Vanness, on 24 February 1909 (at his home: 208 Main St, N. Towanda) with Reverend W. S. Heerman officiating.  They subsequently resided at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In 1920 they resided at Ulster in Bradford County.  Mertie and Raymond had the following son before they were married:

 

(a. Edgar N./H. Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 1900.  Died 30 April 1975, age 75.  Resided in Johnson City, Broome County, New York; then on Hazel Avenue in Endicott, Broome County.  Married Cornelia A. Sutton (photos) (more info) (d. Tues, 6 May 1980, age 79, at River Mede Manor Nursing Home, Binghamton, N.Y., age 79; interment Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, N.Y.) (sister of Ralph Sutton of Springville, PA) of Johnson City, Broome County, New York on 21 July (?) at the Methodist-Episcopal Church in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Edgar and Cornelia had the following son:

 

(1) Robert “Bob” E. Biles: Married Betty Lou (?) in 1951 and had the following children:

 

(a) Kevin R. Biles: In 1980 resided in North Carolina.

 

(b) Heather Anne Biles: (more info) Graduated from Vestal Central High School and Carthage College.  In 1980 resided at Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Married Larry P. Miglets, son of Frank S. Miglets of Youngstown, Ohio, in 1985.  Larry graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Youngstown, Ohio and attended Youngstown State University before entering the US Air Force.

 

(4. Phebe/Phoebe Pearl Biles: (photos) Born 21 April 1879.  Died 1 February 1939.  Had ash blonde hair.  Was extremely pious.  Married (1st) Myron Matthew “Matt” Madison Bostwick on 18 March 1896 and had the following son:

 

(a. Manville Charles (or Charles Manville) Bostwick: (photos) Born 21 November 1897.  Died 30/29 December 1952.  Resided at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Nina “Ina” Tuttle (more info) (b. 11 Dec 1897 at Wysox, d. 15 Apr 1968, age 70 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda; interred Wysox Cemetery), daughter of Bryon and Edith (Hildebrand) Tuttle (who also had son, Harold M. Tuttle; daughter, Mrs. Floyd Doodstal; and daughter, Mrs. Jane Madigan), and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Eva Tuttle Bostwick: Died (drowned) 7 August 1940 (age 17) during a swimming party in Towanda Creek near Monroeton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Of interest, Ina (Tuttle) Bostwick had a brother, Harold M. Tuttle of RD 2, Towanda and two sisters: Mrs. Floyd Goodstal and Mrs. Jane Madigan, both of Wolcott, New York.

 

Matt Bostwick left Phoebe to run away to the Washington, D.C. area with her older sister, Ella May (Para (1., above), who he eventually married (2nd).  Phoebe married (2nd) Clarence Hendershot (b. 9 Sep 1886 at Myersburg, PA); no children, though Clarence had children from a previous marriage, which Phoebe helped raise.  Clarence was employed as a postman/mail carrier.  Phoebe and Clarence were subsequently divorced.  In 1920 Phoebe was residing with her father in North Towanda.   After his marriage to Phebe, Clarence remarried.

 

(5. Elizabeth “Lizzie” M. Biles

 

Born 21 February 1882 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died Thursday, 27 December 1951 (also seen: 12/13 Dec) at Luthers Mills; interred there.  Went to Pine Grove School.  Married George H. Bostwick (b. 1882 in Bradford Co., PA, d. 5 Jan 1962 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda (or: d. 20 Dec 1951 at Luther Mills, PA; interred there); interment Bradford County Memorial Park), son of Philo and Dorinda (Luther) Bostwick (a farmer, who also had at least one other son: James D. Bostwick (photos) (b. 1873, d. 1943, m. Adelia E. (?)(b. 1870, d. 1949)) of Philadelphia, PA), on 30 October 1901 (application same day) with Reverend E. J. Rosengrant officiating.  Lizzie and George resided at Luthers Mills, Burlington Township, Bradford County (also seen: Towanda).

 

George was a 50-year member of the West Burlington Grange and also was a member of the Burlington Methodist Church.  Lizzie and George had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Dorinda Bostwick (also seen: Dorinda Mary): (photos) Born 25 May 1903.  Died 19/17 March 1980 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Towanda Cemetery.  Named for her grandmother Bostwick.  Graduated from to Mansfield Normal School, Mansfield, Pennsylvania and was employed as a school teacher.  Married Judson “Jud” “Judd” C. Schanbacher (b. of Dutch ancestry, d. Mar 1975 at Towanda, PA; interred with Mary) of Towanda and resided at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  No children.

 

(b. Edith Pearl Bostwick: Born 13 March 1909.  Died by August 1991; interred Luther Mills.  Was employed for a year as a nurse in a Veterans Hospital in the Poughkeepsie, New York area.  Married (1st) Carl Sage; no children.  Married (2nd) Walter J. Mack (d. 21 Aug 1975/74 at Albany VA Hospital; interred Bradford Co. Memorial Park) on 20 October 1951 at Poughkeepsie/Wappensinger Falls, New York and resided there.  Later resided at Luther Mills, selling out there in June 1988.  In September 1988 Edith resided in Apartment 62, Riverview Manor, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837.

 

(c. May D. Bostwick.

 

l. Franklin “Frank” Orrin Biles: Born 24 September 1851 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (or in Illinois?).  Died there 24 October 1851; interred Lime Hill Cemetery (back side, north from Strunks).

 

2. Eleanor “Nellie” Biles: (photos)

 

Strunk, Eleanor 'Nellie' (Biles) 1805-1875 #.jpg

 

Born 28 April 1805/04 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died 22 May 1878 (age 74 yrs, 24 days) at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Lime Hill Cemetery).  Could not read or write.  Married Jacob Cooper Strunk (photos) (more info) (also seen: Jacob Osenbagh Strunk) (b. 5/15 Jan 1802 at Northampton Co., PA (also seen: b. abt 1814 in Clearfield Co., PA), d. 29 Mar 1881, age 79 yrs, 2 mo., 24 days (also seen: d. 27 Mar 1880), son of Peter and Betsey (Cooper) Strunk of Northampton County, Pennsylvania (who moved to Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe Co., PA when Jacob was a young boy), on 17 January 1823 by Peter Landers, Esquire in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Of interest, Jacob was referred to as “Uncle Strunk” by his Biles relatives.  A year later, 1824, Eleanor moved with her parents from Northampton County to Bradford County, Pennsylvania, locating at Homet’s Ferry, across from Frenchtown, in a hewed log cabin on the Miller place.  Jacob moved west to join her a little later.

 

Anecdotally: On hearing that his mother (d. 1832) was sick back in Monroe County, Jacob walked there from Bradford County in 3 days to see her.

 

Anecdotally: Jacob routinely constructed rafts of logs to transport grain, shingles, etc. down the Susquehanna River to Maryland markets, then walked home.  In 1842, on his way home from a rafting trip, Jacob stopped at the Frenchtown (Asylum) spring and stuck his willow cane in the mud.  It grew into a tree, and in 1915 that tree’s trunk was 4 ½ feet in diameter.  When it was cut down it produced 5 cords of fire wood.

 

Eleanor and Jacob eventually lived at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following children: (most interred Lime Hill Cemetery, Bradford Co. PA; all males had surnames for middle names)

 

a. Mary Ann C. Strunk: (photos) Born 5/25 February 1826 (gravestone says 5 Feb).  Died 18/12 January 1854 (gravestone says 18 Jan).

 

b. Rosannah/Rosanna Strunk: (photos) Born 2 August 1827.  Died 16 June 1851 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Lime Hill Cemetery.

 

c. Samuel Strunk: Born 2 May 1829.  Died 22 November 1830; interred in an old (since-plowed-over) cemetery at Homets Ferry (same for Susie Irvine (b. 1862, d. Apr 1863), dau of John & Emma (Stevens) Irvine).

 

d. Solomon Strunk, MD: (photos) Born 28 February 1831.  Died 28 February 1892 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and interred there in the Lime Hill Cemetery.  Appears to have been in medical practice with his younger brother, Dr. Benjamin Thetga Strunk.  Appears to have married and had at least 2 daughters.

 

e. Rebecca Strunk: Born 8 January 1834.  Died 22 September 1868 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there in Lime Hill Cemetery.

 

f. Ziba Smith Strunk: (photos) Born 19/9 April 1836 (gravestone says 19 Apr).  Died 29 October 1891 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and interred there in the Lime Hill Cemetery.  Was Post Master at Lime Hill, Pennsylvania as well as a farmer and resided there most of his life.  Married Louisa/Louise Augusta Stiles “Augusta” (photos) (more info) (b. 24 Nov 1842, d. 3 Jan 1930, age 86; interred Lime Hill Cem.), daughter of Moses Stiles (who also had dau. Mrs. Elizabeth Reed, who in 1930 resided at Richland Park, NJ), on 12 August 1865 and had the following children:

 

(1. Grenville Channing Strunk: (photos) Born 9 May 1866 near Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Died 23/25 August 1891 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there in Lime Hill Cemetery. 

 

(2. Vesta Leona Strunk: (photos) (more info) Born 29 January 1879 on Lime Hill.  Died about Saturday, 24 March 1973, age 93, at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and interred there in Lime Hill Cemetery.  In December 1954 Vesta was residing in Camptown, Bradord County, Pennsylvania with Mrs. Gardner, who was recovering from breast removal surgery in November.  Vesta was in possession of the Strunk Bibles.

 

(3. Mabel Clare Strunk: (photos) Born 9 September 1880.  Died 8 April 1922 from complications of pneumonia at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Lime Hill Cemetery.  Married, as his 2nd wife, widower Daniel Dan J. Campbell (b. 27 Sep 1875, d. 26 Aug 1920 (hit by a car); interred Lime Hill Cem), who married (1st) Maybelle E. Vaughan (b. 25 Sep 1875, d. 6 Sep 1902), and had the following children:

 

(a. Julia E. Campbell: Born about 1907 in Pennsylvania.  Married Clayton Welles (d. 19/21 Sep 1959 at Robert Packer Hospital, Waverly, N.Y., perhaps, liver problems, since he was reportedly in poor health for some time and turned noticeably yellow at times.  Julia and Clayton resided at Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following children (including a set of twins b. 1945/46):

 

(1) Ann Wells: Married (?), an educator, and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Wendy (?).

 

(2) Clayton Welles, Jr.: Twin.  Married (?) Harrison of Laceyville and resided in Pennsylvania.  Had 4 children.

 

(3) Lincoln Wells: Twin. Married (?) Bennett of Pennsylvania and resided there.  Had 2 children.

 

(4) Patricia Wells: Married Donald Hoffman and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(b. John D. Campbell: Born about 1909 in Pennsylvania.  Married Elizabeth Polac; no children.

 

(c. Vesta L. Campbell: Born about 1912 in Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Edward Tuttle (d. 19 Sep 1942) of Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and resided at Seattle, Washington.  Vesta and Edward (perhaps) had the following children:

 

(1) Jack Tuttle: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(a) John E. Tuttle: Born 1958.  Married Jeannine “Jan” Metcalfe, daughter of James and Cecelia (?) Metcalfe of Seattle, Washington, in Seattle and in 1962 resided at 4517 49th Street N.E., Seattle, Washington.  John and Jan had the following children:

 

[1. Edward Tuttle.

 

[2. Jacqualine Tuttle.

 

(2) Joyce Tuttle: Born 1939.  Graduated from high school in 1957.

 

Vesta married (2nd) (?) and went west.

 

(d. Florence Clara Campbell: Born about 1914 in Pennsylvania.  Married Charles King in or before 1941 and resided at Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Charles and Florence had the following children:

 

(1) Daniel “Danny” James King: Born 1945.  Was in college in January 1965.

 

(2) Suzanne/Suzanna? King: Born 1949.

 

(e. Howard G. Campbell: Born about 1917 in Pennsylvania.  In 1973 resided at Corinth, Saratoga County, New York.  Never married.

 

g. George Noach/Noack Strunk: (photos) Born 12 August 1838.  Died 11/8 April 1933.  Was employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Sophia Strunk, age 29 (b. PA) and employed as a domestic servant, was a resident in the household headed by her father, Silas Mills, age 61, in North Towanda Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included Sophia's son, Charles E. Strunk, age 5 months (enumerated 6 Aug 1870), as well as her mother and several siblings.

 

George Strunk married Sophia E. Mills (photos) (b. 30 Aug 1840, d. 25 Sep 1931), daughter of Silas and Mary Ellen (Allis) Mills of Towanda, on 17/16 December 1868 and had the following children:

 

(1. Charles Edward Strunk “Edward”: Born 8 February 1870.  Died 28 April 1872.

 

(2. Mary Ann Strunk: (photos) Born 3 November 1871.  Died 29 May 1967; interred New Era Cemetery.  Married John Vargason (d. early Oct 1936) on 6 February 1891 and resided at RD #3, Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Mary and John had the following children:

 

(a. Maud/Maude Irene Vargason: (photos) Born 3 July 1892/91 in Terry Township, Pennsylvania.  Died 8 February 1977; interment Wysox Cemetery, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Albert "Bert/Burt" Middaugh Biles (photos) (d. 28 Mar 1917) (Para 13.c.(4., below) on 25 October 1913 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Sophia Albina Biles: (photos) (more info) (Also see Para. 4.C.13.b.(4.(a., below.)  Born 9/19 March 1914.  Died 19 January 1994; interred Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Ralph William Hobbie (b. 23 Sep 1911, d. 21 Feb 1975, age 63), son of Frank and Bertha (Shaver) Hobbie, on 8 May 1936 and resided at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Ralph and Sophia had the following children:

 

(a) Arlene B. Hobbie: Born 1937.  Graduated from Chenango Forks Central School, Chenango Forks, New York in 1956.  Married James Statts of RD #1 Chenago Forks in 1956 and resided in.  James and Arlene had the following daughter:

 

[1. Cynthia Statts: Born 1956-57.

 

[2. Kevin James Statts: Born 1959.

 

[3. Jeffry Scott Statts: Born 1961.

 

(b) Judith Irene Hobbie: Born 1939.  Married Richard Arthur Catlin/Catline of Barton, New York in 1960.  Richard and Judith had the following children:

 

[1. Richard Arthur Catlin, Jr.: Born 1961.

 

[2. Duane Mitchell Catlin: Born 1962.

 

(c) Ralph “Jerry” William Hobbie, Jr.: Born 1940.  Married his 2nd cousin, Linda (“Lina?”) Gay Clark (b. 1943 at Sayre, PA) (Para (b.(3)(a), directly below and Para. 4.C.13.c.(4.(a.(3), way below) in 1961 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and subsequently resided in Pennsylvania.  Ralph, Jr. and Linda had the following children:

 

[1. Ralph “Jerry” William Hobbie, III: Born about 1965.  Married Jami/Jamie Gethins/Gathins of Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1992 at Athens and had the following children:

 

[a. Christopher James Hobbie: Born 1993.

 

[b. Born (perhaps) October 1997.

 

[2. John “Jack” H./Anthony Hobbie: Born 1973.  Resided in Philadelphia, then in August 1997 moved to Pennsylvania.  Married Sharon Jordan in 1994 and had the following children?:

 

[a. Casey Jordan Hobbie: Born 1997.

 

[b. Sophia Arlene Hobbie: Born 1999.

 

[3. Stephanie Rose Hobbie: Born 1974.

 

(d) Frank Leonard Hobbie “Leonard” “Lennie”: (photos) (more info) Born 1946.  Married (1st) Susan Marie Jenney (photos) (more info), daughter of Leland Jenney of Pennsylvania, in 1971 and resided in Pennsylvania.  In 1971 Frank was employed by Waverly Central School, Waverly, New York.  Susan graduated from Sheshequin-Ridgebury-Ulster High School in Bradford County.  Leonard and Susan had the following son:

 

[1. Frank Leonard Hobbie, Jr.: Born 1974.

 

Ralph William and Sophia Albina (Biles) Hobbie were divorced in the fall of 1970.  Sophia married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Arvin “Andy” Woodrow Dodge, Sr. (d. 10 May 1976, age 62), son of Edith (Hoover) (Vanderpool) (Neiley) Dodge in 1971 and resided in New York. (also see Para. 4.C.2.a.(5. of the descendants of Jacob Place Biles)

 

Maud (Vargason) Biles married (2nd) Harry Fox on 18 November 1922.  She married (3rd) Leon Van Natta of Box 96, Sayre, Pennsylvania in 1950 and resided at Monroeton.  Maud resided at Monroeton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania when she died on 8 February 1977.

 

(b. Grace Pauline Vargason “Elizabeth”: Born 27 July 1894/3 in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died Monday, 4 September 1972 (age 78) at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, New York; interred Wysox Cemetery.  Married (1st) Claud L. Clark (more info) (b. 13 Nov 1891 in Albany Twp, Bradford Co., PA, d. Wed, 3 Jul 1968, age 76 at the home of Mervil Smith in Towanda, PA; interred Rome, Bradford Co., PA cemetery) on 25 July 1914 and resided at Towanda.  Claud was employed as a plumber.  Grace and Claud had the following children:

 

(1) Mary Katherine (Kathranne) Clark: Born 12 June 1916.  Died 21 July 1982 at the Bradford County (PA) Manor; interred Rome Cemetery.  Was blind in her last years.  Married Charles Heskell in April 1936 and resided at RR #4 South Towanda.  Mary and Charles had the following children:

 

(a) Howard Eugene Heskell: Born 4 October 1936.  Died 20 February 1974, age 38.

 

(b) Clyde Laurne Heskell: Born 1938.  Was an Evangelistic Minister.  Married Carola Rood in 1957/8 and resided in Pennsylvania when son, Charles, was born.  Clyde and Carola had the following children:

 

[1. Sandra Jean Heskell: Born 1958.  Married Donald Stuud (sp) at North Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and resided at Laddsburg, RD #2, New Albany Township, Pennsylvania.  Sandra and Donald had the following children:

 

[a. Bryan Stuud.

 

[b. Thomas “Tom” Stuud: Twin.

 

[c. Timothy “Tim” Stuud: Twin.

 

[d. Clifford Duane Stuud: Born 1979.

 

[2. Brenda Heskell: Born 1960.

 

[3. Sheryl “Sherrie” Heskel: Born about January 1961.

 

[4. Clyde Laurne Heskell, Jr.: Born 1962. 

 

[5. Charles Michael Heskell “Michael”: Born 1964.  Resided in Pennsylvania.

 

[6. Bobby Joe Heskell: Born 1973.  Had name changed?

 

(c) Joyce Lorraine Heskell: Born 1940/39.  Married Allen Thomas Esmus, son of John Esmus of Florida, on 31 August 1957 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Allen and Joyce had the following son:

 

[1. Allen Thomas Esmus, Jr.: Born 1961 (Easter Sunday).  In 1980 was a student at Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

 

[2. Christopher “Chris” Esmus: Born about 1963.

 

(d) Harold William Heskell: Born 1942.  Married Betty McNeil of Franklindale/Powell, Franklin Township, Pennsylvania in 1962 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and resided there.  Harold and Betty had the following children:

 

[1. Denna Heskell: Born 1962.

 

[2. Angela Heskell.

 

[3. Harold William Heskell, Jr.: Born about Thanksgiving, 1973

 

(e) Barbara Ellen Heskell: Born 1944.  Married (1st) Terry (?) and had the following son: 

 

[1. Terry (?).

 

Barbara Ellen (Heskell) (?) married (2nd) Mark Kinsley and had the following son:

 

[2. Mark Kinsley, Jr.: Born 1966.

 

(f) George Lewis Heskell: Born 1946.  Married (?) about 1972 and had the following son:

 

[1.George Lewis Heskell, Jr.: Born 1972.

 

(g) Arlene Vera Heskell: Born 1949.  Married William Charles Parsons and resided in Pennsylvania.  William and Arlene had the following son:

 

[1. William Charles Parsons, Jr.: Born 1971.

 

(2) George Edward Clark: Born 10 March 1919.  Died 18 September 1936.

 

(3) John Frederick/Fred Clark: (photos) Born 21/23 September 1921 in Terry Township (Wyalusing RD), Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 10 May 1985; interred Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pennsylvania.  In 1943 & 1968 resided at Towanda.  In 1972 was residing at Wysox.  Married C. Elizabeth Gowen/Gowin (b. 13 Apr 1920 in Terry Twp (RD #3, Wyalusing), d. Nov 5 Nov 1994) on 9 February 1942/41 and resided at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  John and Elizabeth had the following children:

 

(a) Linda Gay Clark: (more info) Born 1943 at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, while her father was a Private in the Army.  Married her second cousin, Ralph William Hobbie, Jr. (b. 3 Oct 1940) (Para (a.(1)(c), directly above and Para. 4.C.13.c.(4.(a.(3), way below), in 1961 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and subsequently resided in Pennsylvania.  Linda and Ralph had the following children:

 

[1. Ralph “Jerry” William Hobbie, III: Born 1966 at Waverly, New York.

 

[2. John “Johnny” H. Hobbie.

 

(b) Patricia “Pat” Joan Clark: Born 1946 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Keith LaVern Haight (b. 15 Sep/Oct 1946) of Towanda, son of Wayne Haight, in 1967 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Moved to Texas in 2004.  Patricia and Keith had the following daughter:

 

[1. Joann Lynn Haight: Born 1981.  Adopted by Keith and Pat in 1982 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Todd Edwin Taylor in 2002 and resided in Texas.  Joann and Todd had the following son:

 

[a. John Keith Taylor: Born 2003.

 

(c) John Howard Clark: (photos) Born 1954 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided in Pennsylvania.  Married Linda Kay Holly (b. 1958 at Troy Hospital, Troy, Bradford Co., PA) in 1977 and had the following children:

 

[1. Megan Mae Clark: Born 1978 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

[2. Bryon John Clark: Born 1980.

 

[3. Kyle Alexander Clark: Born 1981.

 

Grace Pauline (Vargason) Clark married (2nd) Paul “Jim” Travis (d. late Apr/early May 1967) on 18 August 1945 and resided at Towanda until Jim died.

 

(3. Clarence Jacop Strunk: Born 21 June 1873.  Died 2 February 1881.

 

(4. Francis Leighton Strunk: Born 28 May 1875.  Died 4 September 1875.

 

h. Chandler “Chan” Baldwin Strunk: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 20 July 1840 in Bradford/Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.  Died at home in Utahville, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania on 2 August 1898 (age 58) after several months of illness.  Employed as a musician.  Resided on Lime Hill in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County until about 1886 (age 42), when he moved to Utahville, Clearfield County, where, with the exception of 1 year at State College, he lived until he died.  His brother, Ben, wrote about him as follows in a July 1899 letter to his cousin, Emma Van Noy Biles:

 

“Since Chan’s death I am in the shadow of despondency all the time.  He was always more hopeful than I, and until the last year of his life buoyed me up when I would become disheartened.  Even but a few weeks before his death, when we marched to his home with our little drum corps, of which I was leader, he tottered to the door and, swinging his arm, cheered us lustily, tho his voice was hoarse and breath short, and he could only stand for a few minutes.  I wish you could have been present at his last birthday … and also heard his funeral sermon.  Many said it was the greatest sermon they ever listened to.”

 

As a young boy Chandler was well known for his ability to mimic others, which made him “the life of every company and a great favorite with the young people.”  He was also an excellent musician and a charter member of the Mutual Musical Alliance, which brought talented and illustrious musicians to his community.

 

Married Sarah Jane "Jennie" "Jenny" Rickets/Ricketts (b. 26 Jan 1851; d. 2 Aug 1918 (also seen: d. 1919) in Clearfield Co., PA), daughter of Isaac and Philenia (Litz) Ricketts, on 1 March 1870 and had the following children:

 

(1. Nellie Charity Strunk: Born 29 September 1870.  Died 10 April 1880; interred Lime Hill Cemetery, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Augusta “Gusta” Louise Strunk: Born 7 December 1872.  Married John Clair Haggarty “Clair” on 7 December 1897 (had two brothers, Allie & Wade) and resided near Clearfield, where he had “coal mining interests.”  Augusta and John had the following children:

 

(a. Allison Grier Haggarty “Grier”: Born 5 April 1899.  Married (?); no children.

 

(b. Samuel Haggarty: Born 8 July 1900.  Died young.

 

(c. Louisa Haggarty: Married (?) Rutherford.  Perhaps resided near Altoona, Pennaylvania.

 

(3. Philena “Lena” “Chick” Eleanor Strunk: Born 4 July 1876.  Died 2 March 1947, age 70.  Married Jay C. Williams (b. 25 Aug 1876), a school teacher, on 11 October 1899 and had the following children:

 

(a. Eleanor Jane Williams: Born about 1903.  Married Lweyn Spicher and resided at 566 Park Avenue, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  Eleanor and Lweyn had the following daughter:

 

(1) Eleanor Jane Spicher “Jane”: Born about 1926.  Graduated 7 June 1948 from Penn State University.  Only child.

 

(b. Leonard J. Williams: Born about 1906.  Married a physician’s daughter and moved to Washington State.  In 1947 resided at 27 Urbana Drive, San Francisco, California.  Leonard and his wife had the following children:

 

(1) Gretchin Louise Williams: Born about 1927.  Married (?) about February 1948.

 

(2) Chandler Strunk Williams: Born about 1934.

 

(c. Towanda “Wanda” Elizabeth Williams: Born 1914.  Married (1st) Charles Schwab Ward (a nephew of Charles M. Schwab, of steel fame, and in 1947 resided at Ebensburg, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.  Wanda and Charles had the following children:

 

(1) Charles Marshall Ward: Twin.  Born about 1936.

 

(2) William Dinkey Ward: Twin.  Born about 1936.

  

Towanda (Williams) Schwab married (2nd) Ellis W. Roberts, a Presbyterian Minister, and in (1948?) resided at Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.  Towanda and Ellis had the following son:

 

(3) Ellis David Roberts: Born about 1945.

 

(d. Harriet Augusta Williams: Married Harry Hileman Hauth and in 1947 resided at 232 Castle Shannon Road, Pittsburg 16, Pennsylvania.  Harriet and Harry had the following son:

 

(1) Harry Hileman Hauth, Jr.: Born December 1946/January 1947.

 

Sara Jane (Rickets) Stunk married (2nd) (?) Neff.  She married (3rd), as his 2nd wife, Jared Allen Hover, widower of Helen Mar Biles, who was a daughter of Jacob Place Biles, generation 8 of the Ancestors of John Addison Biles.

 

i. Oscar Fitzalan Strunk: (photos) (more info) Born 9 January 1843.  Died Monday, 15 July 1923, age 80, at home in Evergreen, Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (also seen: d. Meshoppen, Bradford Co., PA); interred New Albany.  Was employed as a farmer in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  In his old age Oscar was blind and resided with his daughters.  He needed help getting around, but was able to tune pianos.  His granddaughter, Fern Emma Webster, remembered him as exceptionally kind, routinely providing wintergreen mints to the children he met. 

 

Oscar Strunk married Emma I. Newton (b. 26 Feb 1859 in PA, d. 1918), daughter of Andrew and Lucinda (Keeney) Newton, on 13 May 1882 and had the following children:

 

(1. Nellie Biles Strunk: (photos) (more info) Born 9 June 1884.  Died 9 March 1959 at Westfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; interred Holliday (a.k.a. Fairview) Cemetery, Middlebury Township, Pennsylvania.  Married Harry Jerome Webster (photos) (more info) (b. 12 Jun 1885, d. 27 May 1954 at Westfield, PA; interred Holliday Cem.) of Evergreen, Albany Township on 17 March 1903 and resided for many years at Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Harry worked as a glass cutter at Hawkes Glass Company in Corning, Steuben County, New York.  About 1951, following Harry's retirement, Harry and Nellie moved to Westfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania to be closer to their daughter, Fern.

 

Harry Jerome and Nellie Biles (Strunk) Webster had the following children:

 

(a. Merle Benjamin Webster: (photos) (more info) Born 30 May 1905 at Evergreen, Albany Township, Pennsylvania.  Died 26 November 1974 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital; interred Fairview Cemetery.  Married Neva Mae Pope (photos) (more info) (b. 13 Apr 1905, d. Thurs, 2 Mar, 2002 at the Carleton Senior Care Home), daughter of Francis Pope (a farmer who resided near Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, who, with his wife (d. 1917) also had 2 younger daughters who died as infants), on 19 September 1923 and resided at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Neva had brown eyes and dark brown hair.

 

After quitting school Merle went to work for a milk processing plant (condensary) at Middlebury, Pennsylvania.  Later he was employed by the New York Central Railroad.  In 1923 Merle was working in the Wellsboro milk processing plant, where Neva also worked.  Merle quit his job at Wellsboro to accept a higher paying position at Williamsport.

 

After her mother died in 1917, Neva resided with her grandparents.  She completed the 8th grade at the Braster School, and at age 14 went to work for the Harrison Company in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.  At age 15 she went to work in a silk mill in the home of H. J. Webster (no known relative of Merle), and subsequently worked in the Wellsboro milk processing plant until she was 18 years old.

 

After marrying Neva Pope, the couple initially resided with Neva's aunt.  Then they resided in a house on West Avenue, later moving to a residence on Cherry Street.  They subsequently moved to Elkland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, then to Holliday for 2 years, and about 1929 they moved back to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania for 11 years, with Merle working for Corning Glass in Corning, New York.  When Merle retired from Corning Glass after 46 years, Merle and Neva resided at Middlebury, Pennsylvania.

 

Merle and Neva (Pope) Webster had the following children:

 

(1) Helen Ruth Webster: (photos) (more info) Born 31 July 1924 on Cherry Street in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.  Died 12 September 2009 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pennsylvania; interred Wellsboro Cemetery.  Graduated 1942 as Valedictorian of Wellsboro High School.  Married (1st) L. Dale Brooks "Dale" (d. 1976), the brother of her high school friend, Rena Brooks of Painted Post, New York, and resided at Wellsboro.  Helen and Dale had the following daughter:

 

(a) Karen Lee Brooks: Married (1st) Paul Gross and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Renee Gross: Blonde and blue-eyed.  Married Scott Berry and resided at Savannah, Georgia.

 

Paul and Karen Lee (Brooks) Gross were subsequently divorced.  Karen married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Robert "Bob" Mosteller of Elmira, Broome County, New York, who had the following children from his 1st marriage:

 

[2. Gary Mosteller: Married Paula Cottrell and resided at Herndon, Virginia.

 

[3. Charlan Mosteller: Blonde and blue-eyed.

 

Helen Ruth (Webster) Brooks married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Elwood "Al" H. Robinson, in 1977.  Elwood and his 1st wife had the following children:

 

(b) Judy Robinson: Married James "Jim" West and resided at Whitneyville, Pennsylvania.  Judy and Jim had the following children:

 

[1. Gregory "Greg" West.

 

[2. Charlan West.

 

(c) Dona Robinson: Married (?) King and resided at Mansfield, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Vida Mae Webster: (photos) Born 14 January 1929.  Died 29 May 2012.  Married Theodore "Ted" R. Compton (b. 1929) on 24 June 1947 and resided at Middleburg Center, Pennsylvania.  Vida and Ted had the following children:

 

(a) Deborah "Debbie" Lyn Compton: Born 1948.  Married Ralph C. Youmans (b. 1946) and had the following children:

 

[1. Jacquelin Youmans: Born 1965.  Married Douglas Powell (b. 1965) and had the following children:

 

[a. Juliana Powell: Born 1985.

 

[b. Jamie Powell: Born 1986.

 

[c. Cori Powell: Born 1989.

 

[d. Jesse Mae Powell: Born 1990.

 

[2. Jennifer Youmans: Born 1970.  Married Richard Messmer (b. 1959) and had the following children:

 

[a. Dalton Messmer: Born 1997.

 

[b. Joseph Messmer: Born 1998.

 

[c. Alepsa Messmer: Born 2003.

 

(b) Denise Linette Compton: Born 1950.  Married Jerry L. Gee (b. 1949) and had the following children:

 

[1. Brett M. Gee: Born 1967.  Had the following children with Annette Brace:

 

[a. Savanna Gee: Born 1993.

 

[b. Sierra Gee: Born 1991.

 

Brett M. Gee subsequently married Staci (?) (b. 1971).

 

[2. Bethanie Gee: Born 1969.  Married Todd Henry and had the following children:

 

[a. McKenna Henry: Born 1993.

 

[b. Maitlan Henry: Born 1996.

 

[3. Christopher "Chris" Gee: Born 1971.  Married Michelle Moffett (b. 1972) and had the following children:

 

[a. Cassie Gee: Born 1988.

 

[b. Erica Gee: Born 1997.

 

[c. Mason Gee: Born 1998.

 

[d. Grant Gee: Born 2001.

 

[e. Sophia Gee: Born 2004.

 

[f. Gunner Gee: Born 2006.

 

[4. Jeremiah Gee: Born 1977.

 

(c) Dianna/Deanna Lee Compton: Born 1952.  Married Joseph Powell (b. 1950) and had the following children:

 

[1. Heather Powell: Born 1972.  Married Gerald Doty (b. 1972) and had the following children:

 

[a. Theodora Doty: Born 1993.

 

[b. Ashlynne Doty: Born 2000.

 

[c. Justus Lee Doty: Born 2003.

 

[d. Raegan Michael Doty: Born 2008.

 

[2. Cary Powell: Born 1975.  Married Mary (?) (b. 1979) and had the following children:

 

[a. Zacy Powell: Born 1996.

 

[b. Austyn Powell: Born 1999.

 

[3. Maegan Powell: Born 1982.  Married Shawn McConnell (b. 1983) and had the following children:

 

[a. Abagail McConnell: Born 2000.

 

[b. Emma McConnell: Born 2003.

 

[c. Isabelle McConnell: Born 2007.

 

[d. Onalee McConnell: Born 2008.

 

(d) Theodore "Tedd" B. Compton: Born 1957.  Died 1 September 2013.  Married Natalie Smith (b. 1957) and had the following children:

 

[1. Theodore Nathan Compton: Born 1985 in Alaska.

 

[2. Charles Compton: Born 1986 in Alaska.

 

[3. Spencer Compton: Born 1990 in Alaska.

 

[4. Elizabeth Compton: Born 1992 in Alaska.

 

(e) Danielle Lana Compton: Born 1962.  Married Reginald "Rex" Fuller (b. 1956) and had the following children:

 

[1. Tyrel Fuller: Born 1989.

 

[2. Shane Fuller: Born 1991.

 

(f) Thad Benjamin Compton: Born 1967.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Cyndi (?) Bedford, who had married (1st) (?) Bedford and had the following children:

 

[1. Jeremy Bedford: Born 1981.

 

[2. Justin Bedford: Born 1985.

 

Thad Benjamin and Cyndi (?) (Bedford) Compton resided at Mansfield, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

[3. Isaaih Compton: Born 1996.

 

[4. Elijah Compton: Born 1998.

 

[5. Olivia (?) Compton: Adopted.  Born 2004.

 

[6. Julia (?) Compton: Adopted.  Born 2007.

 

(3) Paul William Webster: (photos) Born 1939 at Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Married Darlene Covert of Wellsboro in 1962 and resided there.  Paul and Darlene had the following children:

 

(a) Kevin D. Webster: Born 1965.  Married Angie Richter in 1993 and had the following children:

 

[1. Zachary Webster: Born 1996.

 

[2. Riley Webster: Born 2003.

 

(b) Craig A. Webster: Born 1969.  Married Erin Osgood in 1998 and had the following children:

 

[1. Nichols Webster: Born 1998.

 

[2. Devin Webster: Born 2000.

 

(c) Melissa L. Webster: Born 1970.  Married Jon Merlin Benner in 1991 and had the following children:

 

[1. Benjamin Paul Benner: Born 1992.

 

[2. Angelica Benner: Born 1995.

 

[3. Jonas Benner: Born 1997.

 

[4. Melody Benner: Born 1999.

 

[5. Harmony Benner: Born 2001.

 

Paul William and Darlene (Covert) Webster were divorced 1990.

 

(b. Clyde Harry Webster: Born 7 September 1907.  Died young/after 1911 (school age) in a sledding accident; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Was snow sledding on Second Street in Towanda when his sled hit a curb, which resulted in a 3-cornered hole being torn in his diaphragm.  He was taken to Sayre Hospital, where he caught pneumonia and died a few days later. 

 

(c. Kathleen E. Webster: Born 14 September 1910.  Died very young, about 1913; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Named after her mother's sister, Kathleen (Strunk) Vasseline.

 

(d. Kenneth "Ken" Harry Webster: (photos) Born 19 January 1914.  Died March 1970.  Married (1st) Geraldine Clark and resided at Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Kenneth and Geraldine had the following children:

 

(1) LeRoy “Mike” "Roy" H. Webster: Born 1936.

 

(2) Joanne Webster: Born 1937.  Married (?) Giles and had the following children:

 

(a) Teltha Giles.

 

(b) Harry Giles.

 

(c) Annie Giles.

 

(d) Theresa Giles.

 

(3) Richard "Dick" Webster: Born 1938.  Married Mary (?) and had the following children:

 

(a) Hope Webster.

 

(b) Kim Webster.

 

(c) Richard Webster: Married (?) and had 2 children.

 

While Kenneth was in the US Navy, his family resided with his parents-in-law.  Kenneth Harry and Geraldine (Clark) Webster were subsequently divorced.  Kenneth married (2nd) Esther E. (Sly) (Hackett) Baker (photos) (b. 24 Nov 1918, d. 4 May 2008), who married (1st) (?) Hackett and had the following daughter:

 

(4) Mae Hackett: Born 1934.  Married Truman Stephens and had the following children (plus 5 grandchildren and at least 4 great grandchildren):

 

(a) David Stephens: Died from complications of cancer.

 

(b) Charlene Stephens.

 

Esther E. (Sly) Hackett married (2nd) (?) Baker and had the following children:

 

(5) George Landon Baker: Born 2 November 1936.  Died 19 October 2000.  Married Cecil (?) (d. 3 Jun 2003) and had the following children:

 

(a) Jeannie Baker.

 

(b) David Baker.

 

(c) Alan Baker.

 

(d) Danny Baker.

 

(e) Stephanie Baker.

 

(f) Jeremy Baker.

 

(6) David Baker: Born 13 December 1937.  Died 18 May 1954.

 

(7) Edward Baker: Born 16 October 1939.  Died 16 December 1995.  Married Sharon (?) (d. (?)) and had 5 children.

 

(8) Betty Baker: (photos) Born 1941.  Married Gary Ammons and had the following children (plus at least 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild):

 

(a) Rhonda Ammons.

 

(b) Gary Ammons, Jr.: Died in a car accident.

 

(c) James Ammons.

 

(d) Lorrie Ammons.

 

(e) Marchia Ammons.

 

(9) Gordon Baker: (photos) Born 17 August 1942.  Died 24 February 2011.  Married Patsy (?) and had the following children:

 

(a) Arvie Baker.

 

(b) Wayne Baker.

 

(c) Tira Baker.

 

Kenneth Harry and Esther E. (Sly) (Hackett) (Baker) Webster had the following children:

 

(10) Marion Lee Webster: Born 1946.  Died 13 April 1999 from complications of a heart attack.  Married (?) and had the following children (and had at least 5 grandchildren):

 

(a) Roy (?).

 

(b) Jodi (?).

 

(11) Kenneth Harry Webster, Jr.: Born 1950.  Married Marlene Ida (?) and had the following children (and at least 3 grandchildren):

 

(a) Mark Webster: Died from complications of a heart attack.

 

(b) Malayna Webster.

 

(12) Tammy (?) Webster: (photos) Adopted.  Born 1967.  Married Michael Weiss in October (?) and resided in Florida.  Tammy and Michael had the following son:

 

(a) Cody Lane Weiss.

 

(e. Fern Emma Webster: (photos) (more info) Born 25 November 1916 at Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Died 13 November 1996/15 November 2000; interred Fairview Cemetery.  Married Lewis Calvin Andrews (photos) (b. 4 Jan 1913, d. 13 Mar 1949 at Cowanesque, Tioga Co., PA from complications of colon cancer), son of Glenn E. (photos) and Inza (Persing) Andrews, and resided at Cowanesque, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Fern and Lewis had the following children:

 

(1) Bonnie Lucille Andrews: (photos) Born 1941 at the residence of her Aunt Mae in Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Billie "Bill" Lee Andrews: (photos) Born 1945 at home in Cowanesque, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Married (2nd) Karen (Isaman) Paugh, who married (1st) (?) Paugh and had the following children:

 

(a) Jeffrey Paugh: Born 1961.

 

(b) Robert Paugh: Born 1964.

 

(c) Lisa Paugh: Born 1966.

 

(d) Lance Paugh: Born 1968.

 

(e) Tammy Paugh: Born 1972.

 

(f) Rodney Paugh: Born 1974.

 

(g) Jennifer Paugh: Born 1976.

 

(3) Linda Jean Andrews: (photos) Born 1947 at home in Cowanesque, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

 

(f. Erwin Robert Webster “Bob”: (photos) (more info) Born 23/13 March 1921.  Died 12 November 1984; interred Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, Pennsylvania.  Married Mary Anna Stephens (photos) (b. 7 Aug 1925, d. 18 Jan 2014) and initially resided at Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Later moved to 183 Catalpa Drive, Horseheads, New York.  Erwin worked for the Hawkes Glass Company until it went out of business, and then he went in an Ann Page Company (A&P) food processing plant until it, too, closed.  Mary worked most of her life for the Corning Glass Company, Corning, New York.  In her later years Mary had Alzheimers disease and resided in a nursing home at Horseheads, New York.

 

Erwin and Mary (Stevens) Webster had the following children:

 

(1) Beverly Mary Webster: (photos) Born 1942.  Married Thomas Kelly and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Erwin Robert Webster, Jr.: (photos) Born 1943.  Married Ruby (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Thomas "Tom" Harry Webster: (photos) Born 1945.  Married Diana (?) and resided in New York.

 

(4) Andrew Clyde Webster "Clyde": (photos) Born 1947.  Married Gloria (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(5) Ronald "Ronnie" Lee Webster: Born 1960.  Married Penny (?) and resided at Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Kathleen “Kate” Strunk: (photos) Born 7 May 1888.  Died 9 August 1951, age 63; interred Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from Mansfield College, majoring in music.  Married, as his 2nd wife, Edward Winfield Vassilin (photos) (b. 1883, d. 1950), son of John E. (photos) (b. 1854, d. 1930) and Georgiane (?) (photos) (b. 1863, d. 1931), of Blossburg (formerly of Evergreen, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) and together they operated a store at Blossburg.  Winfield married (1st) Lillian (?) (b. 1886, d. 1923).  No children.

 

j. Benjamin “Ben” Thetga Strunk, MD: (photos) (more info) Born 24 January 1846 (also seen: b. 28 Feb 1831).  Died 24 February 1919/20 (also seen: d. 28 Feb 1892); interred Utahville Cemetery.

 

k. Infant #1: Died young.

 

l. Infant #2: Died young.

 

3. Phoebe/Phebe Biles: (more info)

 

Born 27 February 1807 in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Resided at Asylum for a period of time.  Died of consumption and, probably, complications of child birth, on 10 July 1831 (age 24) “where F. Strong lives” in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Initially interred in the Gorden Cemetery at Asylum, but was moved to the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry on 28 June 1882.  Married Chandler Chan Taylor Baldwin (b. 27 Jun 1810 at Londonderry, VT, d. 28/15 Aug 1891 at Springville, Susquehanna Co., PA), son of Reverend Levi and Rebecca (Taylor) Baldwin of Bradford county, on 12 September 1830 in the old log house on the G. S. Homet farm, with Elder Levi Baldwin officiating.  Resided in an old house just up toward the Lime Hill Cemetery above the Jacob Place Biles residence.  Phoebe and Chandler had the following child:

 

a. Infant: Gender unknown: Born 10 July 1831.  Died the same day (along with its mother, Phoebe (Biles) Baldwin); presumed to have been interred with its mother.

 

A little more than 2 years after Phoebe’s death Chandler married (2nd) Phoebe's sister, Mary “Polly” Biles, paragraph 7, below.

 

4. Samuel Winans “S.W.” “Sam” Biles:

 

Born 19 January 1809 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died 6/1 May 1859 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry (also seen: Coles Cemetery).  Resided at Homets Ferry, where he initially built a house about where John Addison Biles’ corn house eventually stood.  He lived there 5 years, and two of his children, Edwin and Emeline, were born there.  In 1839 he purchased from the Shoemakers what later became known as the Mary Hoover house, which was located above what much later became Raymond Irvine’s field.  During the Civil War was a Private in Company I, 35th Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia.

 

Married Matilda Jane Ennis “Jane” (b. 3 Jan 1812 in Sussex Co., N.J., d. 1871/25 May 1873 in Wyalusing Township, PA), daughter of Isaac and Hannah (Wood) Ennis of Standing Stone Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, on 13 February 1834 with Justice Harry Morgan officiating.  Samuel and Matilda resided at Homets Ferry (near the River) and had the following children (a number died from complications of consumption):

 

a. Edwin Biles: (photos) Born 9 January 1835.  Died 21 June 1858/53.

 

b. George R. Biles: (per one source) Born 12 November 1836.  Resided at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

c. Emeline Biles: Born 13 January 1837.  Died 16 September 1855; interred Biles Cemetery, Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

d. Arminta/Araminta Biles: Born 21 September 1838.  Died 11 October 1857.

 

e. Myron Biles: Born 6 September 1840.  Died 28 June 1841.

 

f. Milton N. Biles: Born 4 August 1842.  Died 18 February 1862/60; interred Biles Cemetery, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

g. Lorenzo Biles: Born about 1844.  Died 13 September 1867.

 

h. Hiram E. Biles: Born 17 August 1846.  Died 12 October 1856.

 

i. Norman T. Biles: Born 17 August 1848 (also seen: b. 1 Nov per Bible record sent by Mrs. Claire (Biles) Cox in May 1956) at Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 14 March 1888 at Castleton, Stark County, Illinois; interred there.  Resided with Mary Hover/Hoover at the time the "quick consumption" caused the death of several of his siblings; Mary Hover had, previously, resided in the Samuel W. Biles household.  Married Ellen "Ella" Charlotte Jackson (b. 14 Aug 1850 (also seen: 9 Nov per same Bible record), d. Mar 1886 at Castleton; interred there), daughter of Captain/Reverend George W. Jackson (who also had daughter Emeline, who married Jasper N. Billings, and daughter, Sara Jackson) of Wyalusing, on 4 December 1867 at the Jackson residence in Wyalusing with Reverend A. J. Arnold officiating.  Norman and Ella moved to Illinois and had the following children:

 

(1. Richard Clarence Biles “Clarence”: Born 27 August 1868, perhaps at Orwell, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 August 1910.  Married (1st) Mary “Mammie” Flenner Patty on 31 March 1892 at Camden, Ohio and had the following children:

 

(a. Claire Evelyn Biles: Born 1 May 1894 (also seen: b. 27 Aug 1896).  Died 1968 at Dayton, Ohio.  Married Harry Yost and had the following son:

 

(1) Harvey James? Yost: Born 1922 at Erie, Pennsylvania.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a) Sherry Yost: Married Forrest B. Johnson and resided in Ohio.

 

(b) Daughter.

 

(c) Daughter.

 

(b. Helen Patty Biles: Born 27 August 1896.  Died about 1930.  Had a daughter who married.

 

Richard Biles married (2nd) Clella/Della Z./C. Barrett, daughter of W. H. Barrett of 137 W. Chambers Street, Jacksonville, Illinois, on 9 June 1900 and had the following son:

 

(c. Richard Biles: Born 26 January 1903.  Died 26 July 1903.

 

(2. Georgianna Biles: Born 19 May 1870.  Died 1889.

 

(3. Bernice Matilda Biles: Born 28 November 1872.  Died 1 February 1964 in California; interred Pomona Cemetery, Pomona, California.  Married Robert A. Peffly on 15 November 1896 and resided at Pomona, California.  No children in 1904.

 

(4. Ethel Linnie Biles “Linnie”: Born 3 May 1875 at LeRaysville, Pennsylvania.  Died December 1969 in California.  Married David James on 4 March 1903 and resided at Pomona, California.  No children in 1904.

 

(5. Ellen Carol Biles: Born 24 May 1877 at Hawkeye, Fayette County, Illinois.  Died December 1969 in California.  Married William David James on 4 March 1903 and resided at Pomona, California.

 

(6. Roy W. Biles: Born 17 August 1880.  Died 1885.

 

(7. Floyd Jackson/McArthur Biles: Born 23 June 1883.  Died 1884.

 

(8. Robert Biles: Born 16 March 1886.  Died 1886.

 

j. Infant daughter: Born about 1850.  Died 31/30 June 1851. (Biles Cemetery record says infant son.)

 

k. Matilda “Tillie” Jane Biles: Born 30 April 1852.  Died 30 December 1872, age 20 years, 8 months. (Note: John Robert Biles noted Matilda’s will (#2666) was dated 1 Apr 1873 and proved 9 Feb 1874, which appears to be a conflict with death date)  Married Albert E. Locey/Lacey/Looey of Galesburg, Illinois on 1 November/October 1871 at her parents’ residence and had the following son:

 

(1. Earnest Losey: Born 1872.  Died 1872.

 

l. Samuel Biles, Jr.: Born 9 January 1855.  Died 23 March 1856/5.

  

5. James “Jim” Alexander Biles: (photos)

 

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Born 22 November 1810 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Resided at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and died at home 6 November 1877 on his Lime Hill farm (near Camptown); interred the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.

 

1870 US Census: James Biles, age 52 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $5,000 and his personal property was valued at $1,500.  The household also included his wife, Anna Biles, age 44 (b. PA); son, John V. N. Biles, age 33 (b. PA); daughter-in-law, Teressa Biles, age 30 (b. PA); grandson, Willie Biles, age 7 (b. PA); grandson, Freddie Biles, age 6 (b. PA); son, Lewis Biles, age 25 (b. PA); daughter-in-law, Clarissa Biles, age 20 (b. PA); and grandson, James Biles, age 6 months (b. PA).  Of interest, the household headed by his brother, Jacob Biles, age 54, was next door.

 

James A. Biles married (1st) Elizabeth "Lizzie" Van Noy (photos) (b. 8/18 Oct 1807 in N.J., d. 20 Apr 1866 (also seen: d. 1850) at home on Lime Hill, PA), daughter of Joseph and Mary (Conklin) Van Noy of Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, on 8/2 March 1836 at Brownstown, Pennsylvania (also seen: probably near Port Jervis, NY) with Justice Ephriam Beeman officiating.  Two years later they may have resided at Braund Hill in Asylum Township, Bradford County.  Elizabeth was the aunt of Jane and Catherine Van Noy, paragraphs 6 and 13, respectively, below.  James and Elizabeth lived on a farm just outside the village of Homets Ferry and had the following children:

 

a. John Van Noy Biles “J.V.N.”: (photos) Born 5 February 1837 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 16 November 1897 at Fremont, Nebraska.  Resided at Lime Hill, Bradford County.  Kept a store at nearby Homet’s Ferry.  Apparently suffered rather severe financial losses in early 1893, or before.  Married, as her 1st husband, Theresa/Teresa Chamberlain (b. 6 Apr 1840) (see 1901 Biles Reunion photo, 3rd row, 6 from left), daughter of William M. and Susan (Merritt) Chamberlain of Canon City, Colorado, on 16 October 1861 and had the following children:

 

(1. William “Will” James Biles: Born 17 December 1862.  Died 2 July 1934.  Resided at Hastings, Nebraska; perhaps moved to California.  Married (1st) Georgie D. Osborn/Caborn on 4 January 1883 (also seen: July 1884) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Nellie D. Biles: Born 23 September 1887.  Married (?) Price and resided near San Diego, California.

 

William James Biles married (2nd) Anna McKinney/McKenney on 4 July 1893.

 

(2. Frederick “Fred” Eugene Biles: Born 12 May 1864.  Died 24 June 1939.  Resided in Nebraska; perhaps also in Arizona.  Married (1st) Tacie Thompson (d. 3 Jan 1894) in June 1886 (also seen: on 22 July 1865) and had the following son:

 

(a. Glen E. Biles: Born 4 March 1889.

 

Frederick Eugene Biles married (2nd) Nettie Sanders Bryson on 13 August 1913.  He married (3rd) Elizabeth M. S. Lane on 17 June 1925.

 

(3. Edwin/Edward Lewis Biles “Lewis”: Born 10 February 1874.  Resided at Fremont, Nebraska.

 

Theresa (Chamberlain) Biles married (2nd) T. H. Prescott.

 

b. Mary Conklin Biles: (photos) Born 24/27 February 1838 at Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 14 March 1915 in Nebraska.  Married William “Commish” E. Lee (b. 27 Aug 1833, d. 25 Dec 191_)(immigrated from Ireland in 1828) of Wyoming Territory, son of James and Jane (Daughterty) Lee, on 16 March 1869 and had the following children:

 

(1. Rata “Ratie” Lee: Born 4 January 1870.  Died 26 October 1930.  Married Warren Vance on 11 September 1895 and had the following children:

 

(a. Rata Lee Vance.

 

(b. Clarence Warren Vance “Warren”: Married (?) and resided at Elgin, Illinois.  Had a daughter.

 

(2. Frederick “Fred” Eugene Lee: Born 1 July 1871.  Died 1941/42.  Married Maria “Maude” Danielson (also seen: Tacia Thompson Glen) on 18 June 1901 and resided in Nebraska.  Fred and Maude had the following daughter:

 

(a. Virginia Lee:  Married (1st) (?) Miller and resided at 3136 South 3rd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Virginia and her 1st husband had the following daughter:

 

(1) Martha Lee Miller: Born about 1932.  Married Robert Allen Sherwood on 18 August 1954 and resided in Nebraska.  Robert and Martha had the following daughter:

 

(a) Rebecca Lee Sherwood: Born 1957.

 

(b) Robert Allen Sherwood, Jr.: Born 1959.

 

Virginia (Lee) Miller married (2nd) (?) Muty.

 

Frederick Eugene Lee married (2nd) (?) Muty.

 

(3. Elizabeth J. Lee: Born 23 February 1876.  Died 4 September 1876.

 

(4. Max Lee: Died as an infant.

 

c. Charles Biles: Born 30 September 1840.  Died 17 January 1841.

 

d. Lewis “Perduka” “L.D.” Dallas Biles: Born 24 March 1845.  Died 20 February 1916.  Married Clarissa Clara E. Fuller (b. 30 Oct 1850, d. Mar 1869), daughter of James and Clarissa (Maine) Fuller, on 24 March 1869 and had the following son:

 

(1. James “Jim” Lewis/Luther Biles: (more info) Born 16 December 1869.  Died Wednesday, 5 December 1951, almost 82 years old; interred Camptown Cemetery.  Employed as a painter and paperhanger.  Was also an alcoholic and frequently incapacitated by that disease, though he did live to relatively old age.  Married (as her 1st husband) Margaret "Maggie" Warner/Bennett (d. at Athens, PA; interred Meshoppen/Tioga Point) and resided at Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Jim and Maggie had the following daughter:

 

(a. Mary Clara Biles: Born 22 July 1905.  Was “of Camptown” when she married Lee DeLos Blackwell (d. 3 Feb 1970) on 10 September 1941 and resided at 902 West 2nd Street, Elmira, New York 14905.  Mary and Lee had the following children:

 

(1) Clara “Claire” Fuller Blackwell: Born 1947.  Move to the Boston, Massachusetts area in 1970 to accept a position with the Museum of Fine Arts.

 

(2) DeLos Carlyle Blackwell: Born 1953.

 

Maggie (Bennett/Warner) Biles married (2nd) (?) Wilcox.

 

James Alexander Biles of Wyalusing married (2nd) Amy B. Jenkins (b. 10 Jan 1825) of Tunkhannock on 4 November 1867 (described as a “marriage of convenience” by his daughter, Mary (Biles) Lee).  Amy (Jenkins) Biles subsequently married Ransom “Rant” Fuller on 12 October 1878.  Note: another account had James marrying Anna (?).

 

6. Charles N. Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 11 October 1812 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Resided near Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and died there on 2 October 1894; interred in the Biles Cemetery above Homets Ferry.  Poorly educated, Charles was employed as a farmer his entire life.

 

At the age of 12 he moved to Bradford County, Pennsylvania with his parents and siblings.  For a short period they resided at Vaughn Hill on the farm owned by S. S. Butts.  Next they moved to Frenchtown for about 4 years, and then they resided 3 to 4 years on the premises owned by George Homet at Homet’s Ferry.  Charles and his parents and siblings eventually moved to a farm his father carved from the wilderness on the hill above Homet’s Ferry.  At age 21 Charles started creating a farm of his own near Homets Ferry and spent the next 10 years clearing land.  Early on for about one year he also leased a saw mill and was employed creating and rafting lumber down the Susquehanna River.  

 

Married Jane W. Van Noy (photos) (also seen: Jane Delphine "Dell" Van Noy) (b. 9 Jul 1816 (also seen: b. 8 Aug 1817) in Machackneck, N.J., bapt. 13 Oct 1816, d. 8 Oct 1877 (age 60 yrs, 2 mo.(note, Biles Cem Book has d. 11 Oct 1877)) in Wyalusing Twp, PA), daughter of Peter (b. 21 Aug 1788) and Maria/Mary E. (Westbrook) Van Noy “Mary” (b. 23 Feb 1780, m. 23 Dec/Jul 1810, daughter of Abraham and Janneke (Van Aken) Westbrook) Van Noy of Sussex County, New Jersey, on 24/4 April 1838 (see Para 5, above) at the residence of his brother, James Alexander Biles of Braund Hill, Pennsylvania (the old log house on what later became the Franklin Strong farm), by Justice Francis X. Homet, Esq.  Before marriage Jane belonged to the Reformed Dutch Church (RDC) of Minising; on 29 April 1841 was released from the RDC to join the Church of Wyalusing.  Charles and Jane lived near Homets Ferry and had the following children:

 

a. Adelia “Deal” “Delia” M. Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 12 May 1842 near Homets Ferry.  Died 22 February 1921, age 78, at the home of her sister, Emma, with whom she had resided for several years; funeral officiated by Reverend Milton Lewis Cook; interred Merryall Cemetery, beside her husband.  Following her husband’s death at a relatively early age, Deal was employed caring for several elderly people.  She belonged to the Presbyterian Church.

 

In 1899 Deal resided at Athens, then Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In February 1906 she wrote family from Lestershire, Pennsylvania, and in September 1908 she resided at #46 Court Street, Binghamton, New York.

 

Deal married Lieutenant Nirum/Niram "Ni" Ackley Fuller (more info) (b. 18 Jun 1840 at Camptown, d. 22 Jun 1891, age 51 yrs, 4 days) (one account has his middle name Almon, matching his father’s 1st name), son of Almon/Almond and Adelia (Camp) Fuller, on 19 October 1865 at Merryall, Pennsylvania with Reverend Darwin Cook officiating.

 

Prior to marriage Nirum served for 5 years as a commissioned officer during the Civil War period.  Niram was employed as a carpenter.  Following marriage they resided for several years at Camptown, Bradford County.  Later they moved to Wyalusing.  Niram was somehow indebted to his brother, Israel Camp Fuller, so when Niram died, Israel got Niram’s residence, although there were no papers to support the indebtedness.  Adelia and Nirum had the following children:

 

(1. Jennie Adelia Fuller: Born 29 August 1866.  Died 4 April 1880, age 13 years, 8 months; interred Merryall Cemetery.

 

(2. Son: Born and died 4 August 1868.

 

(3. Roy Van Noy Fuller: (more info) Born 3 March 1872 at Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 March 1889, age 17 years, 4 days at Wyalusing, Bradford County; interred Merryall Cemetery beside his sister, Jennie.  At age 5 developed a medical problem that eventually affected his spine, causing debilitating pain and rendering him an invalid.

 

(4. Charles “Charlie” Hartley Fuller: (photos) (more info) Born 4 October 1874.  Died 28 October 1907, age 28 – hit by a train in the Benning railroad freight yard, Washington D. C., where he worked; initially interred Camptown Cemetery; when Fanna died was moved to cemetery at Wyalusing.  Married Fanny Fanna C. Kintner (more info) (b. 11 Sep 1872, d. ; interred Wyalusing), daughter of W. Henry and Olive Gertrude (Ross) Kintner, on 24 February 1898 at the Kintner residence, Wyalusing with Reverend A. J. Cook of the Methodist-Episcopal Church officiating.  Charles was employed by the L. V. Railroad and resided at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  He and Fanna had the following children:

 

(a. Gertrude Adelia Fuller: (photos)

 

Born 25 November 1906 at Washington, D.C.  Died 31 July 1979 at Trenton, Michigan; funeral 3 Aug at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Boston, Michigan; interred Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan.  Severely injured in an automobile accident on 8 June 1969 while residing in Michigan (especially significant and long lasting: dented skull and broken right knee), which resulted in very painful and persistent headaches and disabled walking.

 

Married (1st) Theodore J. Shumway (Para 3.g.(3.(f.(1)(a) of gen 4 of the Shumway Annex), son of Leon Henry (b. Laceyville, PA, d. 28 Nov 1955; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens) and Leonelle (Jennings) Shumway of Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, on 18 April 1927.  Also see Paragraph 7.c.(1.(a.(1), below.  Of interest, Leonelle Jennings was the daughter of Harry Sterling and Bessie (Bunnell) Jennings.  Also of interest, Bessie Bunnell was the daughter of Aaron and Clemintine (Lane) Bunnell of Russell Hill.  Gertrude and Theodore had the following children:

 

(1) Joanne/Joan Shumway: Born 1928.  Married Albert “Al” George/J. Sviatek and resided in Michigan.  Was in Tahiti when her mother died.  Subsequently resided in California.  They had the following children:

 

(a) Karl/Carl Joseph Sviatek: Born 1951 at Long Beach, California.  Perhaps married Pearl (?).

 

(b) George Sviatek: Born 1953.

 

(c) Claudia Ann Sviatek: Born 1955.  Married (?) in 1976.

 

(d) Stephanie Jo Sviatek: Born 1956.

 

(e) Stanley Sviatek.

 

(2) Charles (Shumway) Emery: Born 1929.  Adopted by his Aunt Charline (Fuller) Emery, paragraph (b., below.  Married (1st) Alice (?) (of Japanese ancestry) and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Cynthia “Cindy” Emery: Resided in California.

 

Charles (Shumway) Emery married (2nd) Marcelene Vincent and had the following children:

 

(b) Charles Emery, Jr.

 

(c) Karlene Emery: Died 1972.

 

(d) Craig Emery: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Katherine “Kathy” Emery.

 

[2. Keith Emery.

 

Charles (Shumway) Emery married (3rd) (?) and in 1979 resided Virginia.

 

(3) Marylyn “Marilyn” Shumway: Born 1930.  Married (1st) Wilfred ”Willie” Glen Druin/Drouin/Drowin/Dronin (d. 1972, killed in an accident) of Michigan (whose parents were close friends of Marilyn’s parents, so they grew up as close friends) in 1951 at Detroit, Michigan.  Resided in Pennsylvania when her children were born.  Unfortunately, Willie’s mother, aunt and 2 cousins (Florence & Helen) were killed in an auto accident in November 1969, just a few months after the accident that disabled Marilyn’s mother.  Marilyn and Willie had the following children:

 

(a) Dawn Marie Druin: Born 1955.  Played the organ very well; taught by Karl Emery.  Married Brian Thiel and had the following son:

 

[1. Stephen Thiel.

 

[2. Christopher Brian Thiel: Born 1981.

 

(b) Glen Martin Druin: Unlike his sister, was not musically inclined.  Had the following son:

 

[1. Jason Druin.

 

Glen Martin Druin married Swan Martin, who had the following daughter before her marriage to Glen:

 

[2. Lisa Martin.

 

Marylyn (Shumway) Druwin married (2nd) Kenneth Martin in 1974.

 

In March 1937 Gertrude and Theodore separated and were subsequently divorced.  For at least three years prior to that Theodore had, reportedly, been severely addicted to alcoholic beverages and, in that altered mental state, tried twice to kill Gertrude.  After leaving Theodore, Gertrude and her three children moved in with her sister, Charline and continued her employment in an auto accessory factory, where she earned relatively good pay ($5/day – more with overtime).

 

Gertrude (Fuller) Shumway married (2nd) Anthony Rocco.  She married (3rd) Gerhard “Gerry” Martin Linke and resided at 22275 Dickson, New Boston, Michigan 46164.  Of interest, Gerry was with Gertrude at the time of her auto accident, but he was not seriously injured.

 

(b. Charline Fuller: (photos)

 

Born 17 April 1908; named after her father, who died in an accident 5 weeks after her birth (Her parents wanted a boy, and because her mother was sick, her Aunt Lottie filled in the birth certificate “little Charley.”  She was subsequently baptized “Charline.”)  Died 14 January 1987.  Married Karl F. Emery (b. Nov 1906), son of Harry and Maggie (Connor) Emery (see Para. 3.e.(1.(a. of gen. 7 of the Emery Annex), on 25 April 1927 and resided in Michigan.

 

In 1957 resided at 315 E. Robinson Street, Jackson, Michigan.  In 1981 resided at 1200 Ellery Street, Apartment #205, Jackson, Michigan 49202.  Karl sold insurance.  He became mentally disabled to some degree by an inoperable brain tumor.  As a result, Charline passed the licensing test to sell insurance herself so she could help keep Karl’s business afloat during periods when he could not work.  Charline and Karl adopted Charline’s nephew, Charles Shumway, paragraph (3), above.

 

(5. Mary Louise Fuller: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 7 June 1882.  Died at home (3009 Hall St., Endwell, N.Y.) Wednesday, 3 November 1954, age 72; interred Merryall Cemetery.  She suffered from the painful disease, neuritis, for many years.  Married (1st) Emmet L. Lyon of Lestershire, Pennsylvania on 30 March 1902 with Reverend J. M. Crandall officiating.  Married (2nd) (?) Stilwell.  Married (3rd) George Pearl Allen (photos) (more info) (b. 1874, d. 23 Feb 1955 at Endwell, Broome Co., N.Y.; interred Oxford, N.Y. Cemetery), son of Melissa (?) (Allen) Brent, after February 1922.  George had a sister, Melissa Allen.  George and Mary (Fuller) Allen had no children.

 

George Allen, a US Army officer, was a veteran of the Spanish – American War of 1898.  In 1937 George was employed as a carpenter.  In 1923 George resided at 3007 Hall Street, Endwell, New York (also seen: Box 62). 

 

Adelia also raised Clara Delphine Irvine, third child of her youngest sister, Jane Delphine “Dell” Biles, when Dell died shortly after Clara was born.  Adelia was the only mother Clara ever knew, and Clara referred to her as “Momma.”  At some later point Adelia’s unmarried sister, Emma Biles, was also a significant contributor to Clara’s rearing.

 

b. Nirum/Nyrum/Nyram Lindley Biles “Lindley”: (photos) Born 1 January 1848.  Died 10 November 1865, age 17 yrs, 10 mos; interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Note: his gravestone says: N. Lindley Biles.

 

c. Elizabeth "Libby" Biles: Born 3 May 1845.  Died 1 May 1846.

 

d. Peter "Pete" Alexander Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 12 June 1850.  Died at home in Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on Monday, 25 February 1924/3, age 73; interred initially with his wife in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, but his daughter, Lizzie, later moved both parents to the Camptown Cemetery.  Inherited his father’s farm near Homets Ferry and was employed there growing crops and raising live stock for sale.  Attended the common neighborhood schools.

 

1910 US Census: Peter A. Biles, age 58 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. NJ), widowed, and employed as a a farmer, was heading a household in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his daughter, Elizabeth Biles, age 37 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and single; and son, Charles N. Biles, age 30 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer on the home farm.

 

Peter married Margaret Mag” "Maggie" Ann Wilson (photos) (b. 30 Jan 1849 in Wyoming Co., PA, d. 22 Aug 1906), daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Bush) Wilson of Wyalusing Township, on 27/26 March 1871 and had the following children:

 

(1. Elizabeth “Lizzie” McMoran Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 18/19 October 1872.  Died Sunday, 9 December 1951 at home in Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Camptown Cemetery.  Middle name came from a friend of her mother.  Died 9 December 1951; memorial service Camptown Community Church, interred Camptown Cemetery.  In September 1908 resided at Rummerfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Later, probably about 1921 or later, when her Aunt Adelia (Biles) Fuller died, Lizzie moved in with her Aunt “Em” near Homets Ferry.  Before that time Adelia and Emma  had lived together in their parents house.  Adelia moved in with Emma when her husband died in 1891.  At the same time, their sister, Jane Delphine died, leaving a baby, Clara, who Adelia (primarily) and Emma raised from the earliest age.  Emma was weak and sickly her entire life, and, though she had been a school teacher for many years, when her sister, Adelia, died (1921), she needed help to survive.  Lizzie, who was not married and lived near by, stepped in to support her.

 

Lizzie married relatively late in life (age 54), as his 3rd wife, John A. Arnold (b. 2/4 Jun (?), d. 26 May 1942 from complications of a heart attack; interred Camptown Cemetery), son of Charles and Mary (?) Arnold, on 19 October 1926 at Camptown with Reverend E. Burroughs officiating.  John Arnold married (1st) Cora Depue, daughter of Aaron and Anna Elizabeth (Creasy) Depue (b. 23 Mar 1841, d. 12 Feb 1899) on 28 February 1891.  He married (2nd) Jean Kennedy.

 

After marriage John and Lizzie sold their place at Homets Ferry and moved to Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where John was employed digging graves and doing other cemetery maintenance.  They invited Lizzie’s never-married Aunt “Em” (Emma Van Noy Biles, Para. e, below) to move with them.  “Em” reluctantly accepted their offer, and Lizzie cared for her until her death in October 1932.

 

Of interest: John A. Arnold was afflicted with the hiccups for an extended period of time before he died.  This condition produced a lot of stress and fatigue, which was thought to have materially contributed to the heart attack that caused his death.

 

Of further interest: A Mrs. Mary (Titus) Arnold resided in Binghamton, New York in 1990 who had a sister, Lena B. (Titus) Thorne (more info) (d. 9 Jun 1990, age 101; interred Vestal, N.Y.) and brothers, Gerald Titus of Shelton, WA and Carl Titus of Jacksonville, Florida.

 

(2. Charles “Charlie” Nyram Biles: (photos) Born 11 October 1878.  Died 16 March 1918.

 

(3. Winfield Scott Biles “Scott”: (photos) Born 17 March 1880.  Died 10 January 1916 at Homets Ferry; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.  Employed as a Watchman for the railroad at Rummerfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (just north of Lime Hill).  Note: Biles Cemetery book says Scott died 20 January.  However, the 13 January 1916 Bradford Star newspaper says Scott, son of P.A. Biles died 10 January.

 

e. Emma “Em” Van Noy Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 26/25 April 1853.  Died Friday, 7 October 1932 (also seen: Sat, 8 Oct) at the residence of her niece, Lizzie (Biles) Arnold in Camptown, Pennsylvania; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Emma was never married.  In 1870 she taught school at Merryall, and later taught at Homet’s Ferry.  She also did dress making for her neighbors.  Emma was weak and quite thin, weighing less than 100 pounds, suffering most of her life from debilitating lung problems (like COPD).  She cared for her father in his old age, and following his death, continued to reside in his house, which was located outside Homets Ferry in Wyalusing Township.  When her older sister, Adelia, lost her husband (Jun, 1891), Adelia joined Emma in that residence.  Very shortly thereafter (Feb, 1892) Emma’s younger sister, Delphine, died, leaving an infant, Clara Delphine (Irvine) Coles, who her father, John Milton Irvine, was ill equipped to care for.  Emma and Adelia took the baby and raised her to adulthood.  Emma and Clara were very frequent correspondents in later life, though it appears Emma’s older sister, Adelia, had the lead in raising Clara.  Adelia died in 1921, and by that time, Clara was grown and on her own.  Emma, who needed help to survive, was living in that house with her niece, Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ McMoran Biles, when Lizzie married John A. Arnold on 19 October 1926.  Before their marriage, but in anticipation of it, Lizzie and John asked Emma to come reside with them in Camptown, where they planned to settle.  Emma hated to leave her lifelong home, but in failing health and now alone, she accepted their offer.

 

f. Jane Delphine "Dell" Biles: (photos) Nicknamed “Jennie” when young.  Born 21 February 1856 at home in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 19 February 1892, age 35; interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.  Married John Milton Irvine (b. 20 Feb 1858, d. 13 Apr 1939), son of John and Emma (Stevens) Irvine, on 11 December 1883 at her parents’ residence with Reverend David Craft officiating.  Jane and John resided at Homets Ferry.  John and “Dell” had the following children:

 

 

 

 (1. Raymond “Ray” Irvine: (photos) (more info) Born 23 January 1885 at Homet’s Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 August 1984, age 99; interred Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Bradford County.  Married Clara Meister (d. 1976; interred Camptown) on 26 June 1912 and initially resided near his father on a dairy farm at Homets Ferry.  In 1957 moved to RD #1, Lindley, Steuben County, New York.  Ray and Clara had the following children:

 

(a. Frances I. Irvine: Married Kermit James Brennan, son of James and Mary Birdie (Dunning) Brennan, and resided at Lindley, Steuben County, New York.  Frances and Kermit had the following children:

 

(1) Sharon Ida Brennan: Married Brian F. Cuffe and had the following children:

 

(a) Michael Scott Cuffe.

 

(b) Daniel Brennan Cuffe.

 

(2) Patricia Claire Brennan: Married Craig Van Horn.

 

(b. Emma Freida Irvine.

 

(2. Christine Irvine: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 15 August 1889 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 August 1967 at Greene, Chenango County, New York.  Married Clarence Emery Biles on 27 August 1914 and had the following children:

 

(a. Marian Elizabeth Biles.

 

(b. Irvine Clarence Biles.

 

(c. Margaret Adelle Biles.

 

(d. Joseph LaRue Biles.

 

(3. Clara Delphine Irvine: (SSN: 107-09-4717) (photos) (more info)

 

Born 9 November 1891 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 February 1988 at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, Broome County, New York; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Pennsylvania.

 

As mentioned above, Clara was raised by her Aunts Adelia M. (Biles) Fuller (who apparently had the lead in this regard) and Emma Van Noy Biles at Homet’s Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania when her mother died shortly after her birth.  Consequently, throughout Clara’s life she referred to her Aunt Adelia as: “Momma” and, when she died, had a portrait of Adelia hanging in her bedroom.  Clara married relatively late in life to Fred John Coles (b. 14 Jun 1890 at Delavan, WI, d. 4 Feb 1981 at Binghamton, NY, SSN: 105-14-9255)(photos) of Endwell, New York, son of Paul and Minnie (Washall) Coles, on 14 February 1956.  It was Fred’s 2nd marriage.  No children.

 

Of interest: Homer G. Biles and his sister, Bessie R. Biles, who resided together at Buffalo, Erie County, New York corresponded with Clara Delphine Irvine and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Biles) Arnold (at least) between 1923 and 1953.  Their address in 1923 was 279 Bryant Street, Buffalo, New York.  Before retirement Homer was a clerk in the Harvey-Carey Drug Store.  Also mentioned in Bessie’s correspondence: Edward “Ed” Biles (b. 28 Jan 1879, d. 1958), whose wife (presumably) was named Florence.  Ed was employed at the Harvey-Carey Drugstore, and Florence was an invalid, suffering from diabetes and “neuritis of the joints.”  In 1953 it was 169 Herkimer Street, Buffalo 13, New York.  Homer referred to Lizzie’s father as “Uncle Pete” and reflected on the good times he had visiting Peter Bile’s family in earlier years.  Relationship unknown.

 

7. Mary “Polly” Biles:

 

Born 27 April 1814/13 (also seen: 21 April 1816) in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died from complications of consumption on 19/18 February 1856 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married, as his (2nd) wife, Chandler Chan Taylor Baldwin (more info) (b. 27/22 Jun 1810 in VT, d. 28/22 Aug 1891) of Bradford County, son of Reverend Levi and Rebecca (Taylor) Baldwin of Bradford County and husband of Polly’s deceased sister, Phoebe (see Para 3., above), on 11/12 September 1833 (of interest, the Biles Cemetery log and Bible records marriage date as 12 Sep 1833), about 2 years after he was widowed.  Mary and Chandler resided at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

a. Benjamin “Ben” Lewis Baldwin: (photos) Born 1 December 1833/34 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died about 1907.  Operated a canal boat; never had a permanent home.  Married (1st), as her 1st husband, Rachel White (b. 1836, d. 1910 at Lime Hill on 3 July 1856 and had the following children: (one died from complications of pneumonia)

  

(1. Mary Eliza Baldwin: Born 31 August 1858.  Died 8 September 1858 at Lime Hill.

 

(2. Chandler William Baldwin: Born 11 February 1860 (or 1857).  Died 15 August 1866 (or 1863); drowned at Pittston, Pennsylvania when he fell off his father’s canal boat, into the canal.

 

(3. Edwin B. Baldwin: Born 1 February 1861.  Died 3/8 April 1863 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania from complications of measles.

 

(4. John White Baldwin:

 

Born 23/29 August 1865 near Homets Ferry/Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died Tuesday, 9 August 1932 from complications of a “septic sore throat;” interred East Herrick Cemetery.  John reportedly did not consult a physician regarding his illness, but “kept working as long as he could crawl to the barn, and it went all through him, and his heart was bad.”

 

John married Harriet/Harriett “Hattie” Lee Baldwin (b. 25 Dec 1871, d. 10 Jul 1954 at Herrickville, interred at E. Herrick Cem.) of Herrickville, daughter of Lyman and Sarah Caroline (Hewitt) Baldwin of LeRaysville (Prattville), Pennsylvania, in 1891 and resided at Herrickville, Pennsylvania.  Hattie’s mother died when she was 3 years old, so she was sent (“bound out”) to live with her mother’s brother, Charles Baldwin.  John and Hattie had the following children:

 

(a. Carlton “Carl” Leland Baldwin: Born 10 August 1892.  Died (21 August?) 1955.  Married Grace L. Ames/Aimes of Herrick and resided on RD #1, Endicott, New York.  Carl worked for the International Business Machine (IBM) Corporation for 33 years.  Grace was a school teacher.  He and Grace had the following children:

 

(1) Irene Baldwin: Born 6 March 1915.  Married Glen/Glenn Custer (resided at Owego, N.Y. when he d. 18 Jan 1976) and resided on RD #1, Endicott, New York, where Glen worked for IBM.  Irene and Glenn had the following children:

 

(a) Barbara Custer: Born 1934.  Married James Harrington and resided in New York.

 

(b) Joan Custer: Born 1937.  Married Steve Praznovsky and resided in New York.

 

(c) William Custer: Born 1945.

 

(2) Dorothy Baldwin: Born 7 June 1916.  Married Robert “Bob” Winner and resided at 730 Robin Drive, Santa Clara, California.  Dorothy and Robert had the following children.

 

(a) Robert Winner, Jr.: Born 1937.

 

(b) Patricia Winner: Born 1939.

 

(c) Diane Winner: Born 1943.

 

(d) Margaret “Peggy” Winner: Born 1945.

 

(3) Hilda Baldwin: Born 31 October 1917.  Died 2 November 1917.

 

(b. Leona Pearl Baldwin: (more info) Born Oct (?) at Herrickville, Pennsylvania.  Died May? 1968 at the home of her daughter, Beatrice, in Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Tioga Point Cemetery.  Resided at 117 S. Main Street, Athens, Pennsylvania (across from Methodist Church.  Married Floyd R. Allen (d. Aug 1974; also seen 1954) and had at least the following daughter:

 

(1) Beatrice “Bea” Opal Allen: Born 2 December 1913 at Herrickville, Pennsylvania.  Married Charles Elmer/Elmeer Knickerbacker of Binghamton, Broome County, New York in 1939 at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and resided at 117 S. Main Street, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Charles and Beatrice had the following children:

 

(a) Charles “Butch” Romeyn Knickerebacker: Born 1942 at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1957.

 

(b) Ronald “Ronnie” Roy Knickerbacker: Born 1949.

 

(c. Guy Hill/Hewitt Baldwin: Born 3 Oct (?).  Resided at 107 E. Franklin Street, Endicott, New York, where Guy worked for IBM.  Married Ruth Streppler of Herrick, Pennsylvania and had at least the following children:

 

(1) Madlyn “Lynn” Baldwin: Married Bethul “Bethie” Grunhalgh and had at least the following children:

 

(a) Bethul “Sonny” Grunhalgh, Jr.

 

(b) Wayne Grunhalgh.

 

(c) Jinn Grunhalgh.

 

(2) Alger Baldwin: Was in the military and resided (at one point) in Washington, D.C.  Married Wanda Thompson had the following children:

 

(a) David Baldwin.

 

(b) Vickie Baldwin.

 

(3) Norma Baldwin: Married Jack Cunningham.

 

(4) John William “Johnnie” Baldwin: In 1952 was unmarried and “called up” for service in the US Army.

 

(5) Jill Baldwin: Born 1942.

 

Benjamin left Rachel and moved to Nebraska, and they were subsequently divorced.  Benjamin married (2nd) Jennie Crull; apparently no children.  He married two additional times and resided in Sanders County, Nebraska; apparently no children.  Following Benjamin’s departure, Rachel White held several jobs, one at the Chamberlains, which was near the Bump residence.  She married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Cornelius Bump, who had “several daughters” from his 1st marriage.  Rachel and Cornelius had the following children together:

 

(5. Jessie Bump. (female)

 

(6. Lou Bump. (female)

 

(7. Jo Bump. ((female)

 

b. Charles Biles Baldwin: (photos) Born 23 December 1835/6 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1891; interred David City, Nebraska.  Married (1st) Roxena/Roxina J. Bunnell (b. 4 Apr 1837, d. 16 May 1860), daughter of James and Lovica/Lovisa/Louisa (Russell) Bunnell, on 4 July 1857 at Laceyville, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1. Eveline “Eva” Frances Baldwin (or Frances Eveline Baldwin): Born July 1858.  Died 1882.

 

(2. Arthur Cameron Baldwin: Born April 1860.  Died about 1948/49.  Employed in the newspaper industry.  He and his sons resided in Austin, Texas.  Married (1st) Kate Kale and had the following children:

 

(a. Arthur Cameron Baldwin, Jr.

 

(b. Julian Baldwin: Was married.

 

(c. Whitmore/Whitimore Baldwin.

 

(d. Nellie D. Baldwin.

 

(e. Son.

 

(f. Daughter.

 

Arthur and Kate were divorced.  Arthur married (2nd) widow Eva (?).  He married (3rd) Mary Dervas/Dewar.

 

Charles Baldwin married (2nd) Sarah “Sake” Whitman/Whiteman Lyman on 2 June 1861 and had the following children:

 

(3. Jeremiah “Jerry” Clifton Baldwin: Married Harriet “Hattie” Stallcup.

 

(a. Sake Mae Baldwin: Born 14 April 1885.  Perhaps unmarried.

 

(b. Robert Earl Baldwin “Earl”: Born 8 April 1888.  Died young.

 

(c. Clark Eugene Baldwin: Born 20 May 1890.  Resided at Eddyville, Iowa.  Married Mary Mitze.

 

(d. Lloyd Stallcup/Stalcop Baldwin: Born 1893.  Employd as an Iowa state auditor.  Married (1st) (in France) Georgette Albertine Angele Fevre in 1919 and had the following son:

 

(1) Jean Jerry Alexander Baldwin: Born 1919.

 

Lloyd was probably in Europe during World War I, since he was married in France.  Per Mabel Frantz, his wife, Georgette, was in poor health when she and Lloyd were estranged, not having seen each other for more than two years.  Lloyd intended to move to France and reside there permanently.  Lloyd married (2nd) Alice (?)

 

(4. Anna Eliza Baldwin: Resided unmarried at Fremont, Nebraska.

 

(5. Estella/Estelle Roxina Baldwin: Married Alexander “Alex” DeLong at Fremont, Nebraska and had the following children:

 

(a. Mira/Myra DeLong.

 

(b. Earl DeLong: Died age 2.

 

(c. Inez DeLong: Married (1st) (?).  Married (2nd) Robert “Bob” Smith (same name as Pearl Angie Baldwin’s husband, but reportedly the brother of Pearl’s husband). 

 

(d. Will DeLong?

 

(6. Mira/Myra Baldwin.

 

(7. Milton “Milt” Hudson Baldwin: Was a painter and singer at Fremont, Nebraska.  Married Mollie Straw/Strawn.

 

(8. Purcival/Percival “Pert” Lyman Baldwin: Married Susie Mallory/Malloy and resided at 68 Orchard Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Pert and Susie had the following children:

 

(a. Lyman Baldwin.

 

(b. Mark Baldwin.

 

(c. Thelma Baldwin.

 

(9. Alva/Aloa Gale Baldwin: Married and divorced.

 

c. Almira/Elmira A. Baldwin: (photos) Born 11 January 1838 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 18 November 1920.  Married Henry J. Nurss (b. 4/24 Mar 1827/9 at Coventry, Broome County, N.Y., d. 14 May 1912, age 85 at the home of his daughter, Sarah, after 7 years of declining health) on 22 December 1858.  Of interest, Henry Nurss had a brother, Solomon, and a sister who resided at Camptown.  He farmed the Patton place near Sayre until about 1909, when he and Almira moved in with their daughter and her family.  Both are interred in the Tioga Point Cemetery at Sayre.  Almira and Henry had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Lettie Jane Nurss: Born 28 February 1861.  Married, as his 1st wife, Alfred “Al” “Allen” V. Shumway, a telegraph operator, and had the following son:

 

(a. Leon Henry Shumway: Born 10 December 1881 at Laceyville, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 November 1955; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In 1951 resided at 708 North Main Street, Athens.  Married Leonelle Jennings (d. 1924), daughter of Harry Sterling and Bessie (Bunnell) Jennings of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania and granddaughter of (1) Sterling A. and Arron (Bunnell) Jennings and (2) Aaron and Clementine (Lane) Bunnell) on 15 March 1905 at Mehoopany and had the following son:

 

(1) Theodore J. Shumway: Born 12 February 1906.  Married Gertrude Adelia Fuller, daughter of Charles Harltey and Fanny (Kintner) Fuller on 18 April 1927.  See paragraph 6.a.(4.(a.), above, for additional details and children.  Theodore and Gertrude separated, and eventually, they divorced.  Theodore moved to California.  Gertrude married 2 more times and died in Michigan.

  

Following Leonelle’s death, Leon Henry Shumway married (2nd) Eleanor Jenkins in June 1922 (also seen: Apr 1926) at Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania and had two more children:

 

(2) Leon Henry Shumway, Jr. “Jack” “Jails”: Born 1923 at Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.  Resided in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a) Dennis “Denny” Hayden? Shumway: Born 1947.

 

(b) Martin Shumway: Born 1948.  

 

(3) Ruth Jane Shumway: Born 1928 at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Harold Allis (b. 1921), son of Francis and Agnes (Mosher) Allis of Litchfield, Pennsylvania, in 1948 at Baltimore, Maryland and had the following children:

 

(a) Barbara Cecile Allis: Born 1948.

 

(b) Carl Rodney Allis: Born 1950.

 

(c) Larry Clayton Allis: Born 1951.

 

(d) Sarah “Sally” Ann Allis: Born 1953.

 

(e) Linda Jane Allis: Born 1955.

 

Alfred V. Shumway married (2nd) Louise (?) from Mehoopany?

 

(2. Sethe J. Nurss (by one account):  Born 28 September 1861.  Died after 1 January 1910.

 

(3. Bela Alexander/Alex Nurss: Born 18 September 1864.  Initially resided at Camptown, where the Pattons were.  Apparently resided later at Syracuse, New York.  Died after 1 January 1910.  Married Ella Shoemaker (b. abt 1854) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Anna "Annie" Nurss: Married L. Moore and resided at one time at 5830 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, New York.  Had at least 2 daughters.

 

(4. Sarah M. Nurss: Born 1/18 August 1868.  Died 1940.

 

1900 US Census: Leanord Slater, age 36, was heading a household at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Slater, age 31; daughter, Myra Slater, age 12; daughter, Mary Slater, age 11; son, Harry Slater, age 10; son, Guy Slater, age 4; and son, Arthur Slater, age 2.

 

Married Leonard J. Slater (b. 2 Sep 1862, d. June 1942, age 79) and had the following children:

 

(a. Myra/Mira F. Slater: Died 8 August 1966; interred Halsey Valley Cemetery.  Married Elmer/Elmore Hess and resided at 442 E. Second Street, Elmira, New York.  Mira and Elmer had the following son:

 

(1) Donald Hess.

 

(b. Mary Viola Slater: Married Alfred Kench/Kintsch and had the following children:

 

(1) Hazel Kench.

 

(2) Avis Kench.

 

(c. Harry Earnest Slater: Born 15 January 1891.  Married Katherine “Kate” Bennett on 17 August 1911 and resided, for a time, at 8 Lincoln Street, Waverly, New York.  Harry and Kate had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Elma Slater.

 

(2) Harry Slater, Jr.

 

(3) Catherine "Kate" Slater.

 

(4) Marian Slater.

 

(5) Margerie Slater.

 

(6) Helen Slater.

 

(7) Joseph Slater.

 

(8) Guy Slater.

 

(9) Eleanor Slater.

  

(d. Guy Carlton Slater: Born 26 June 1896 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Died March 1977 at Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Veteran of World War I; registered 4 June 1917 at Bradford County, New York.  Resided, for a time, at 2645 N. 31st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Perhaps married Eleanor Meranda Erle on 10 February 1916.

 

(e. Arthur Greene Slater: Born about 1898.  Died Good Friday, 1910, age 12.

 

(f. Elma Slater: Born 3 or 4 Sep (?).

 

(5. Anna/Ann Mary Nurss: Born 18 May 1870.  Died 28 January 1873; interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

d. Jane Van Noy Baldwin: (photos) Born 19/9 February 1840 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 22/27/30 December 1859 (perhaps from complications of childbirth; Biles Cem Book has 30 Dec); interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married, as his (1st) wife, William M. Chamberlain, Jr., son of William M. and Susan (Merritt) Chamberlain (gen 2 of the Chamberlain Annex), on 1/4 August 1858 and had the following son:

 

(1. Isadore M. Chamberlain: Born September 1859.  Died 21/25 September 1859; interred in the Biles Cemetery, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

William Chamberlain married (2nd) Phoebe Jane Frazier and had the following children:

 

(2. William Chamberlain, III.

 

(3. LaRue Chamberlain.

 

(4. Frank Chamberlain.

 

(5. Carrie Chamberlain: Married (perhaps) Charles M. Homet and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Elizabeth Homet: Born 26 May 1898.  In 1959 resided in Wyalusing Township.

 

(b. Marietta Homet: Born 24 March 1900.  Died 12 October 1910.

 

(6. Abbie T. Chamberlain: (more info)

 

Born 20 July 1876 at home on Lime Hill, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died there Sunday, 5 January 1959 (age 82); interred Camptown Cemetery.  Never married.

 

Worked in the Wyalusing Post Office for nearly 32 years, and was Post Mistress there from 1906 to 1921.  From 1921 to 1931 Abbie cared for her mother and, for six years of that period, worked at the Wyalusing Public Library.  She eventually returned to the Post Office, retiring from there in 1946.

 

e. Rosannah/Rosanner “Rose” Baldwin: (photos) Born 20 February 1842 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 11 March 1914.  Married Clark Ernest Hungerford (d. Dec) on 23 December 1866 at her parents residence, with Reverend D. Castleman officiating.  Rose and Clark resided in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where they both died and were interred. Rosannah and Clark had the following son:

 

(1. Earnest Myron Hungerford “Myron”: Married Alice/Allice Lucetta/Louella/Luella/Louetta “Lou” Moon/Moore, on 27 September 1893 at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and resided at 804 Park Avenue, Albany, New York.  In 1920 resided with Alice at Chemung with their family.  Earnest and Lou had the following children:

 

(a. Myron Moore/Moon Hungerford: Born 28 September 1894.  Died 1918.

 

(b. Jean Hungerford: Born 3 January 1898/95.  Married John W. Donnan at Albany, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Sarah/Sara Lou Donnan: Born 1932.

 

(c. Alice Lucetta/Louella/Luella Hungerford: Born 1 May 1904.  Died 1919.

 

(d. Arthur Hungerford: Born 1906.  Died 1906.

 

(e. Clark Henry Hungerford: Born 1908.  Married Katherine Lou Houck at Madison, New Jersey.

 

(f. Dorothy Hungerford: Born 1909.  Married Gustav A. Krueger and resided at Garden City, Long Island.  Dorothy and Gustav had the following daughter:

 

(1) Susan Jean Krueger: Born 1937.

 

f. Alexander "Alex" Biles Baldwin: (photos) Born 20/22 October 1844 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1926/7.  Had a livery and express business, and in 1914 resided at Cedar Bluffs, then Norfolk, Nebraska.  In 1921 resided on Maple Street in Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Rachel L. Streeter/Beebe (b. 1 Dec 1858, d. 10 Apr 1900) of Nebraska on 1 March 1877 and had the following children:

 

(1. Guy Orville Baldwin: Born 28 July 1878.  Died 1880.

 

(2. Pearl Angie Baldwin: (more info) Born 14 January 1881.  Died February 1921 at People’s Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania while visiting her parents in Athens.  Married Robert B. Smith at Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska in February 1905 and resided there.  Was residing “out west.”  Had diabetes.  Died rather suddenly (probably from complications of her disease) in November 1921 while visiting her parents in Cedar Bluffs.  No children.

 

(3. Bela Gilbert Baldwin “Bert”: Born 12 September 1883.  Had a nice singing voice.  Was raised by his Uncle Bela, paragraph g., below.  Resided for a period of time at Lyons, Wayne County, New York.  Married Pearl Houseknecht (was a niece of Stella (Whitacre) Baldwin, Para g., below and had a sister, Amy) and had the following children:

 

(a. Bela Alexander Baldwin “Alex”: Born October 1915.

 

(b. Thomas Gilbert Baldwin: Born August 1918.

 

(c. Daughter.

 

Alexander Biles Baldwin married (2nd) Julia/Julie “Jewel” L. Monroe (b. 1849) on 21 March 1904.  Julia may have had children.

 

g. Bela “Beal” Baldwin: (photos) Born 27 December 1846 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died after 1 January 1920 (perhaps 1929) at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred there.  Married Estella/Estelle “Stella” Lucetta Whitacre/Whittacre (d. Athens, PA; interred there) on 3 November 1867; no children.  Resided at Homet’s Ferry for a while.  Later owned and operated a hay press at Fremont, Nebraska, then owned and operated a feed store at Morris, Illinois.  Resided last at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Raised his brother’s son, Bela Gilbert “Bert” Baldwin, paragraph f.(3., above.

 

h. Mary Eliza/Ellen Baldwin: (photos) Born 21 August 1849 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on what was later the Jacob Place residence, but had previously been occupied by the Baldwins.  Died 4 September 1931.  Raised (largely) by her sisters, since her mother died when she was about 6 years old.  Married Daniel Ranslow Frantz (b. 23/25 Aug 1844. d. 9 Mar 1897/98), son of John M. and Jane (Dugan) Frantz of Huntsville, Pennsylvania, on 18 February 1869.  Daniel was a cabinet maker and they resided initially in Nebraska.  Returned to Bradford County, Pennsylvania about 1891, shortly after their daughter, Rose, died, settling eventually at Picture Rock.  Both were interred at Hughesville, Pennsylvania.  In 1928 Mary, who could not walk or care for herself anymore, resided with her daughter, Mabel, in Washington, D. C.  Daniel and Mary (Baldwin) Frantz had the following children:

 

(1. Son: Born 10 October 1870.  Died 1870.

 

(2. Jesse Myrtle Frantz: (more info) Born 4 July 1872/74 at Hughesville, Pennsylvania.  Died Wednesday, 25 March 1953 in Washington, D.C.; interred Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville/Hagersville, Pennsylvania.  In 1928 was employed there at the Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Loans & Currency.  Never married.

 

(3. Samuel “Sam” Baldwin Frantz: (more info) Born 25 January 1875/74.  Died Monday, 16 March 1953 at home (610 Lexington Place, NE, Washington, D.C.); interred there in Glenwood Cemetery.  In 1928 was employed at the Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Mints in Washington, D. C.  Married Ellen “Nellie” “Nell” Dudley (b. 24 May 1878) on 29 August 1902 and resided in an apartment in Virginia.  In 1955 Ellen resided at 4011 North 5th Street, Arlington 3, Viginia.  Also seen: April 1958 resided at 610 Lexington Place, Washington 2, D.C.)  In 1960, after 4 hospital visits, Ellen had moved from her apartment to reside with her son, Bruce.  Samuel and Nell had the following children:

 

(a. Bella Bruce Frantz “Bruce”: Born 1905.  In 1928 was employed in the auditing department of a bank.  Married Edna Culver Ford (b. 1905).  Employed as a banker.  In 1958 resided at 118 North Park Drive, Arlington, Virginia.  In November 1960 resided at 202 Creswell Drive, Falls Church, Virginia, and his elderly and ailing mother resided with him and his family.  Bruce and Edna had the following children:

 

(1) Edna Lorraine Frantz “Lorraine”: Born November 1929.  Married Henry “Fritz” Edward Foulds/Foules, son of parents who resided near Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in October 1955 and resided in an apartment in Virginia.  Lorraine and Fritz had the following children:

 

(a) Carter Bruce Foulds: Born 1956.

 

(b) Susan Leslie Foulds: Born 1958.

 

(c) Henry Elliott Foulds: Born 1960.

 

(2) Robert Bruce Frantz: Born 1931 at/near Washington, D.C.  In 1951 was in the US Air Force radio school at Biloxi, Mississippi.  In July 1960 was employed as a banker and resided at Ashville, North Carolina.  While residing in Washington, D.C. married Barbara Comer Mays of Garden City, Long Island, New York in 1952 and had at least two children:

 

(a) Lorraine Frantz: Married (?) Foulds and had the following son:

 

[1.

 

[2.

 

[3. Henry Elliott Foulds: Born 1960.

 

(b)

 

(b. Edwin Dudley Frantz: Born 1907.  In 1928 was employed as a clerk for the Fruit Growers Express in/near Washington, D.C.  In 195_ resided at 58 Wagg Avenue, Malvern (on Long Island), New York.  In 1958 was employed as an accountant, 1st for a large dairy, then for the U.S. Agricultural Department, and then as head accountant for Shefield of Mills County.  Married Virginia Lee Allen and  had the following children:

 

(1) Mary Susan Frantz: Born 1942 at Washington, D.C.

 

(2) Richard Edwin Frantz: Born 1946.

 

(c. Lewis Baldwin Frantz.

 

(d. Carl Baldwin Frantz.

 

(e. Daniel Robert Frantz “Bob”: Born 1915.  Was a Boy Scout at age 12.  Married Merry/Mary Norman and resided at Washington, D.C.  Employed there as an engineer at the Bell Telephone Laboratory.  In 1955 resided at 134 Weston Avenue, Chatham, New Jersey.  Daniel and Mary had the following children:

 

(1) Robin Frantz: (female) Born 1942 at Washington, D.C.

 

(2) Christopher Norman Frantz: Born 1945 at Washington, D.C.

 

(3) Mark Russell Frantz: Born 1950/51. 

 

(4. Rose Mira/Myra Frantz: Born 1 August 1880.  Died 28 April 1891/90.

 

(5. Mabel Frantz: (photos)

 

Born 15 September 1887 in Nebraska.  Died 12 May 1965 in Washington, D.C.; interred Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hughesville, Pennsylvania with her parents and sister, Jesse.   Never married.  Was about 4 years old when her parents returned to Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Was initially employed in the optical business.  By at least 1928 Mabel resided in an apartment in Washington, D.C. with her mother, while employed in the structural steel department of Barber & Ross, a builders supply and home furnishings company in the Washington, D.C. area.  In December 1932 she resided in an apartment with her older sister, Jesse.  In December 1956 Mabel resided in a apartment at 516 A Street, Washington, D.C., across from the Metz Church, which she was a member of for many years.  She retired about 1953, and on 1 April 1959 moved to the Baptist Home, 3248 N Street, N.W., Washington 7, D.C (one block west of the intersection of Wise Avenue and N Street, NW), where she shared a large, 2nd floor room with somewhat senile Navy widow.  By February 1965 Mabel had had “another” stroke and was a patient in Sibly Hospital, NW Washington.  She reportedly could not speak, but, according to Edna (Ford) Frantz, her nephew Bruce’s wife, Mabel knew what was going on around her.

 

i. Phoebe/Phebe Ann Baldwin: (photos) Born 6 January 1852 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 27 April 1914.  Raised (largely) by her sisters, since her mother died when she was about 4 years old.  Married Parsons Bonham (b. 26 Jan 1847, d. 7 Aug 1921) on 11 March 1874 and resided at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where Parson was a machinist.  They were both interred at Wilkes-Barre.  Phoebe and Parsons had the following children:

 

(1. Clark Hungerford Bonham: Born 25 June 1875.  18 January 1881.

 

(2. Arnetta Maud Bonham: Born 5 March 1877.  Married Ralph B. Simmons on 21 December 1898 and had the following son:

 

(a. Earl B. Simmons: Born 1903.  Married Mildred Payne.

 

(3. Charlton “Chart” H. Bonham: Born 15 December 1880.  Married Eva Stair and at some point resided at 56 Park Place, Kingston (near Wilkes-Barre), Pennsylvania.  Charlton and Eva had the following children:

 

(a. Dorothy S. Bonham: Born 1906.  Died 1912.

 

(b. Charlton H. Bonham, Jr.: Born 1911.  Died at Kingston, Pennsylvania.  Married Elizabeth Griffiths.

 

(c. Eva May/Mae Bonham: Born 1914.  Died before March 1953.  Married William T. Gavitt and had the following son:

 

(1) (Male) Gavitt: Born Chapel Place, Preakness, New Jersey.

 

(d. Marian L. Bonham: Born 1919.  Married Basel E. Houchins.

 

(e. Son.

 

(4. Ratie/Ratee Viola Bonham: Born 14 May 1886.  Married Arthur Elliott Milner and resided at 209 Harper Street, Dunmore, Pennsylvania.  Also seen: in 1958 resided at 9426 Word Avenue, Seabrook, Maryland.  Ratie and Arthur had the following children:

 

(a. Howard E. Milner: Born about 1911/12.  Appears to have resided at Decatur, Illinois.  Married Vivian Jay (subsequently divorced) and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Nancy/Mary Milner: Born 1942/45.  Married (1st) (?).  Married (2nd) Billy (?) and had at least 2 children:

 

(b. Arthur J. Milner: Born 1917.  Married Edith (?), who was employed by an electrical manufacturing company, like Westinghouse or General Electric.

 

(c. Blanche L. Milner: Married Ralph Ettinger/Ettings of Scranton, Pennsylvania and resided at Arlington, Virginia.  Ralph and Blanche had the following children:

 

(1) Bonnie Ettinger: Born 1951.

 

(2) Daughter.

 

(5. Charles Bonham (perhaps, by one source; no order intended).

 

(6. Katie Bonham (perhaps, by one source; no order intended).

 

(7. Joseph "Joe" Bonham (perhaps).

 

After Polly’s death Chandler Taylor Baldwin, paragraph 7, above, married (3rd) (?) “Ma” Wells, who had the following children from a previous marriage: (all born at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania)

 

·       Guy Wells.

·       Minnie Wells.

·       Carrie/Corie Wells.

 

Chandler Taylor Baldwin and (?) (Wells) Baldwin had the following son of their own:

 

j. Joseph “Joe” Baldwin: Born at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

8. Jacob Place Biles: (photos)

 

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Born 29/28 January 1816/15 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 April 1890/1893 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (by one account, d. at “The Neck,” Wyoming Co., PA).  Married Mary M. Bunnell (b. 24/22 Feb 1822 in Tunkhannock Borough ("The Neck"), Wyoming Co., PA, d. 22 Aug 1889 at Homets Ferry), daughter of John and Mary (Place) Bunnell, on 15 August 1839 at Vosburg, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania and resided at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennyslvania.  Jacob is generation 8 of the Ancestors of John Addison Biles.

 

9. Rebecca/Rebecka H. Biles: (photos)

 

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Born 29 April 1818 (per old DePew Bible at Athens) in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 April 1857 (per gravestone in Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co., PA; also seen: 9 May 1857) in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania from complications of “milk leg” (the old term for postpartum phlebitis, a common complication of childbirth) after giving birth to twins (Maroa & Marilla) on 13 April, both of whom died shortly thereafter.  Rebecca’s remains and those of the twins were moved from the Overfield Cemetery to the Bile’s Cemetery on the hill above Homet’s Ferry later in 1857.

 

Note: The old Jacob Place Biles Bible had the birth of Rebecca filled in later as 29 April 1818.  Mrs. Gustafson of Ohio had the same date (found in the papers of Christine Biles).

 

Married, as his 1st wife, James Van Campen Depew/Depue (photos) (b. 22 Dec 1817 in Walpack Twp, Sussex Co., NJ (also seen: perhaps Monroe Co., PA); d. 6 Jan 1884 in Meshoppen Borough, Wyoming Co., PA; interred Overfield Cem.) of Northampton County (later Monroe Co.), Pennsylvania, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Margaret (Bosard/Bossard) DePew/DePue of Northampton (later, Monroe) County, Pennsylvania, on 5 February 1844.  Moved to Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania in 1849.  Rebecca and James had the following children: (Note: one daughter was a musician; another resided with Aunt Betsy Camp (Para 14, below.))

 

a. Mifflin Dallas Depew “Dallas”: Born 16 June 1845.  Died 16 June 1930; interred Tuckhannock, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a farmer.  Married Elizabeth Lott, daughter of Charles and Caroline (Shannon) Lott of Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania (and granddaughter of John Shannon of Warren Co., NJ), on 22 February 1865 at Tuckhannock, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and resided there.  Caroline (Shannon) Lott was the daughter of John Shannon.  Mifflin and Elizabeth had the following children:

 

(1. Charles Lott Depew: Born 23 January 1868.  Died 19 March 1961 at Tunkhanock, Pennsylvania; interred Overfield Cemetery.  Married Ida Baldwin (b. 6 Mar 1872/74/75, d. 30 Jul 1949; interred Overfield Cemetery), daughter of A. J. (b. 3 Apr 1840) and Sarah E. (Depue/Depew) Baldwin (b. 2 Sep 1841, m. 2 Feb 1862 at Wyalusing, Bradford Co., PA), on 2/4 November 1898 and had the following children:

 

(a. Arrietta/Aretta/Areta Grace Depew: Born 21 December 1900 at South Auburn, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  Married Bruce Chester Phillips (b. 17/25 Aug (?) at Court, Sullivan, Co.), son of Harvey and Hannah (Warburton) Phillips of Tuckhannock, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, on 8 November 1920 at Tuckhannock.  Resided at 94 West Street, Tuckhannock.  Had 5 children, including the following:

 

(1) Gladys May Phillips: Born 1922 at Tuckhannock, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Robert (Bud) E. Passamore (b. 30 May (abt 1922)) at Tuckhannock, d. 1945  at Wessel, Germany during World War II), son of Robert E. and Ruth (Lessig) Passamore of Tuckhannock (Ruth later resided around Potterville, PA), on 6 January 1943 at Tuckhannock and had the following son:

 

(a) Richard “Dick” E (no middle name) Passamore: Born 15 August 1944 at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

 

Robert E. Passamore was the 1st service member from Tuckhannock to die overseas during World War II, where he served as a paratrooper.  Following his death, Gladys May (Phillips) Passamore married (2nd) Byron E. Manning (b. abt 1922 at Mehoopany, PA, d. 20 Jun 1951, age 29, from injuries sustained in a tractor accident; interred Mehoopany Cem), son of Edson and Matilda (Smith) Manning of Ransome, PA (near Pittston)(who had 7 other children), on 2 March 1947 at Mehoopany and had the following children:

 

(b) Stephen Trent Manning: Born 1947.

 

(c) Kathryn Manning: Born 1948.

 

(d) Marvin Manning: Born 1950.

 

(e) Beth Elaine Manning: Born 1951.

 

(2) Howard Walter Phillips: Born 1929 at Osterhout, below Tuckhannock in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Married Arlene Meade/Mead, daughter of Clarence and Arlene (Archambeault) Mead, in 1947 and resided at RR #2, Tuckhannock, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.  Howard and Arlene had the following daughter:

 

(a) Howard Bruce Phillips “Butch”: Born 1948 at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Was employed in a creamery.

 

(b) Eleanor Phillips?

 

(3) Janet Marie Phillips: Born 1937/36 at Wilkes-Barrie, Pennsylvania.  Resided at Tuckhannock, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Raymond Depew: Born 24 September 1902.

 

(c. Mildred Irene Depew: Born 10 February 1909 at Russell Hill.  Married Charles Robbins (b. 12 Nov 1904 at Meshoppen, Wyoming Co., PA), son of Arthur and Mary (Newman) Robbins, on 10 November 1929 in Chemung Township, Chemung County, New York and subsequently resided on a hill above Waverly, New York.  Mildred and Charles had the following children:

 

(1) Charles Arthur Robbins “Arthur”: Born 1930.  Married Betty Ingersal in 1957? and resided on a farm in Chemung Township, Chemung County, New York.

 

(2) Louise Marie Robbins: Born 1931.  Employed at Elmira, Broome County, New York.  Had the following son:

 

(a) Richard Eugene Robbins: Born 1955.

 

(3) Franklin Donald Robbins: Born 1933.  Resided in New York.  Married Roberta Rice of Waverly and raised the following children:

 

(a) Gretta Jan (?) Robbins: Adopted.

 

(b) Ginna Robbins: (pronounced Gee na) Born 1955.

 

(4) Louis/Lewis Howard Robbins: Born 1934.  Married Mary Johnson on 31 August 1957 in New York and resided there.  Louis and Mary had the following children:

 

(a) Sharon Lynn Robbins: Twin.  Born 1962.

 

(b) Sheila Lynn Robbins: Twin.  Born 1962.

 

(5) Shirley Ideleane Robbins: Born 1935.  Married Corliss Howard.

 

(6) Ida Mae Robbins: Born 1937.  Married Louis Edward Sprague.

 

(7) William Edward Robbins: Born 1938.

 

(8) Charlotte Ann Robbins: Born 1941.

 

(9) Norman Sterling Robbins: Born 1946.

 

(10) Patricia Elaine Robbins: Born 1953.

 

(2. Caroline Blaine/Blaire Depew: Born 23 January 1870.  Died 18 May 1875.

 

(3. Joseph Shannon Depew: (more info) Born 23 December 1884/85.  Died 27 May 1968.  Memorial service held at the Samuel B. Harding Funeral Home; interment in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Married Lela/Leila Armstrong; no children.

 

b. Deborah “Debbie” Ellen Depew: (photos) Born 14 January 1847 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 April 1934, age 86, while visiting her daughter, Maggie, in Mystic, Connecticut; interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.  Married (1st) Doyle Adelbert Bunnell (b. 1843/3 Jan 1841, d. 1907), son of Benjamin and Margaret (Sterling) Bunnell, on 5 March 1863 in Pennsylvania.  Doyle was employed as a hotel keeper and horse jockey.  Deborah and Doyle had the following children:

 

(1. Margaret “Maggie” B. Bunnell: (photos) Born 27 September 1864 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Died 9 February 1946 at Stonington, Connecticut; interred in the Elmgrove Cemetery, Mystic, Connecticut.  Married (1st) Edward Frank Gray and had the following children:

 

(a. Frank Bunnell Gray: Born 30 November/17 November 1881.  Was a machinist.  Died 16 August 1911 at Groton, Connecticut (apparently drowned in about 1 foot of water in the hulk of an old, grounded, rotting boat while inebriated, following the lose of his job at Fisher’s Island in Groton).  Married Cora Chapman about 1910.

 

(b. Harry Carey Gray: Born 7 March/May 1883.  Died 25 June 1901 at Elmira, New York; interred there in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

(c. Depew Gray: Born April 1888.  Died 1889.

 

Maggie (Bunnell) Gray married (2nd) Jeremiah “Jerry” Shaw (d. 29 Apr 1901) in November 1896.  She married (3rd) Christopher Herman/Hermon Eldridge/Eldredge (d. 1911) in November 1903 and resided in a large house at 14 Mystic Avenue, Mystic, Connecticut, where they operated an informal boarding house.  They bought the house in 1910 and lived there until 1944, when they moved to Stonington, Connecticut.  Herman was a traveling salesman.

 

(2. Mary “May” Lewella/Luella Bunnell: Born 28 January 1868 in Pennsylvania.  Died 23 August 1886 (also seen: d. 19 Jul 1886) in Pennsylvania; interred Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Demmon “Dennie” Bunnell: Born 18 May 1869 in Pennsylvania.  Died 29/27 May 1871 in Pennsylvania; interred Sterling-Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

(4. Benjamin “Ben” “Bennie” Franklin Bunnell:

 

By one account Benjamin was also referred to as “Franklin.”  Apparently he was not given a middle name at birth, but when his employer, the Lehigh Railroad, asked him for his middle name, he responded with “Franklin,” and included Franklin in his name from that point on.

 

Benjamin was born 9 July 1871 in Pennsylvania.  Died 22 September 1928 at Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York; interred in the S.O. Cemetery, Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Married Eleanor May Wright (b. 1873), daughter of John and Georgianna (Willets) Wright on 27 August 1892 at Port Jervis, Orange County, New York (also seen: Niagara Falls) and had the following children:

 

(a. Infant: Born 1893.  Died 7 August 1893.

 

(b. Helen May Bunnell: Born 24 March 1894 at Port Jervis, Orange County, New York.  Died there 26 March 1894.

 

(c. Arthur DeWitt Bunnell: Born 22 March 1895 at Meshoppen, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 18 August 1919 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Mary (Mays) (?), daughter of William L. Mays, and had the following children:

 

(1) Benjamin “Bennie” B. Bunnell: (photos) (SSN: 226-01-1192) Born 27 February 1915 at Wilmington, North Carolina.  Died 26 November 1988 at Lynchburg, Virginia; interred there in Fort Hill Cemetery.  Married Billie Warren and had the following children:

 

(a) Benjamin Warren Bunnell “Warren”: Born 1939 at Roanoke, Virginia.  Married (1st) Donna Knight about 1960 and had the following children:

 

[1. Bryon Brice Bunnell: Born 1961.  Married Christina Carroll in 1985 at the Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia and had the following children:

 

[a. Taylor Brice Bunnell: Born 1986.

 

[b. Max Christian Bunnell: Born 1989.

 

[2. Bruce Bradley Bunnell: Born 29 June 1965.  Married Cheryl Robey in 1992 at the Madison Heights Baptist Church, Madison Heights, Virginia.

 

Benjamin Bunnell married (2nd) Wanda Dodgion, daughter of George and Mabel (Stinmett) Dodgion, in 1973 in Virginia and had the following children:

 

[3. Benson “Brady” Bunnell: Born 1975.

 

[4. Desiree Bunnell: Born 1978.

 

(b) Arthur Charles Bunnell: Born 1946 at Wilmington, North Carolina.  Married Jane Liggan in 1969 at Lynchburg, Virginia and had the following children:

 

[1. Benjamin Ligon (perhaps Liggan?) Bunnell: Born 1971.

 

[2. Elizabeth Farrar Bunnell: Born 1975.

 

When his sister, Eleanor ((2), below), died in 1974, Bennie and Billie (Warren) Bunnell took in Eleanor’s granddaughter (Deborah Sue Carper, age 16), who, by her choice, had been staying with her grandmother, Eleanor (Bunnell) Carper.  After Bennie died in 1988, Billie lived with her oldest son, Warren Bunnell and his family in Lynchburg, Virginia.

 

(2) Eleanor Bunnell: (photos) Born 1917.  Died December 1974.  Married (1st) Buddy Carper and had the following son:

 

(a) Donald “Donnie” Carper: Died about 1962.  Married Marjorie “Marge” Ann Smith, daughter of Colonel Vernon M. and Mildred (?) Smith, and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Deborah “Cricket” Sue Carper: Born 1958.  Lived with several families before a couple years in college and then to service in the US Navy starting 1981.  Married (1st) Craig Thibeault in 1983, but they were divorced in 1989.  Deborah and Craig were remarried in 1990.  Craig made the US Navy a career.  

 

Marjorie (Smith) Carper married (2nd) Richard (?) about 1963, lived in Washington State, and had the following children:

 

[2. Scott (?).

 

[3. Duane (?).

 

Marjorie and Richard moved to Appleton, Wisconsin and were divorced.  Marjorie married (3rd) Art Strong; they were divorced without children.  Marjorie married (4th) Michael “Mike” King about 1973.  In October 1973 Marjorie’s daughter, Doborah (age 15 ½, chose to return to her grandmother, Eleanor (Bunnell) Carper.

 

Perhaps of related interest: there was an Andrea Lynn King born 1979 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, Broome County, New York to Michael and Nancy (?) King of Broome County, New York; not sure if this is the same Michael King.

 

Eleanor (Bunnell) Carper married (2nd) Archie Lee Knight.  For several years after her son died, Eleanor had custody of her granddaughter, Doborah.  However, after years of court battles Deborah’s mother eventually won custody.

 

(d. Margaret May Bunnell: Born 18 September 1897 at Elmira, New York.  Died 8 December 1967 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.  Married (1st) Arthur Brett before 1930.  Married (2nd) Arthur Krueger (b. 30 Jul 1898, d. Sep 1981, SSN: 107-03-4704) on 26 April 1930 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Judith “Judy” Diane Krueger: Born 1936.  Resided in Washington, D.C.

 

(e. Ada/Adah Louise Bunnell: Born 18 January 1902 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.  Died there 1904; interred in the Meshoppen (Bradford County, Pennsylvania) O.S. Cemetery.

 

(f. Delma Adelia Bunnell: Born 5 November 1904 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.  Died 3 February 1966 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York; interred at Irondequoit, New York.  Married John Cross (b. 21 Jun 1903, d. Feb 1983, SSN: 073-10-6331), son of Fred and Clara (Bronk) Cross, on 2 December 1923 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Lois May Cross: Born 1924.  Married Richard Hill in 1944 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a) Diane Lee Hill: Born 1945.  Married Martin James Towsley and had the following children:

 

[1. Richard Roger Towsley: Born 1969.

 

[2. Peggy Rebecca Towsley: Born 1975.

 

[3. Timothy John Towsley: Born 1977.

 

(b) John Richard Hill: Born 1948.  Married Karen Jo Rosenbauer in 1968 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York and had the following children:

 

[1. Cynthia Leigh Hill: Born 1971 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York.

 

[2. Kevin Richard Hill: Born 1973 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York.

 

(g. Ruth Doyle Bunnell: (SSN: 121-18-8159) Born 26 January 1907 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.  Died 5 September 1980 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York, where she was residing with her widowed daughter (probably Lois).  Married (1st) Stuart Rowland Wadsworth in June 1925 and had the following children:

 

(1) Margaret Mae/May Wadsworth: Born 8 October 1926 at Clifton Springs, Ontario County, New York.  Died 9 October 1999, age 73, at Niagara Falls, New York.  Married (1st) Richard Edsel/S. Wooley in 1948 at Hamburg, Erie County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a) Richard Stuart Wooley: Born 1949 at Hamburg, Erie County, New York.  Married (1st) Constance Connell in 1968 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York and had the following son:

 

[1. Richard David Wooley: Born 1969.  Married Rhoda Worthington and had the following children:

 

[a. Rachel Anne Wooley: Born 1989.

 

[b. Richard David Wooley, Jr.: Born 1991.

 

Richard Stuart Wooley married (2nd) Amy Ally in 1988 in Texas.

 

(b) Gail Ruth Wooley: Born 1952 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.  Married John Breen in 1984 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York and had the following children:

 

[1. Caitlin Margaret Breen: Born 1984 at Williamsville, Erie County, New York.

 

[2. Sean Michael Breen: Born 1986 at Williamsville, Erie County, New York.

 

(c) Susan Lee Wooley: Born 1954 at Lockport, Niagara County, New York.  Married (1st) Emilio Salciccioli in 1975 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York and had the following children:

 

[1. Melissa Anne Salciccioli: Born 1978 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.

 

[2. Jennifer Lynn Salciccioli: Born 1980 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.

 

[3. John Vincent Salciccioli: Born 1982 at Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.

 

Susan (Wooley) Salciccioli married (2nd) John Robert Coleman, son of Robert and Patricia (Zulke) Coleman, in 1992 in New York and resided there; no children.

 

Margaret (Wadsworth) Wooley married (2nd) John McMicking in 1968 at Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.

 

(2) Lois Anne Wadsworth: Born 17 August 1931 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  Died there 14 September 1996.  Married Maurice Culhane on 26 January 1957 at Rochester and had the following son:

 

(a) Patrick Culhane: Born 1957 at Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  Married Maura O’Brien on 25 October 1981 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and had the following children:

 

[1. Meighan Culhane: Born 1982.

 

[2. Patrick Culhane: Born 1983.

 

Ruth (Bunnell) Wadsworth married (2nd) Carl Ness (b. 13 Dec 1911, d. 27 Aug 1991, SSN: 079-14-2323) about 1958.

 

(5. Belle Bunnell: Born 11 October 1872 in Pennsylvania.  Died 3/26 August 1873 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Overfield Cemetery.

 

(6. Carrie Bunnell: Born 31 July 1873/74 in Pennsylvania.  Died 20 December 1874 (also seen: d. 22 Jan 1873/74 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Overfield Cemetery.

 

(7. Arthur Bunnell: Born 26 January 1876 in Pennsylvania.  Died 24 March 1883/13 July 1881/82; interred Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

(8. Jessie Bunnell: Born 1 April 1878 in Pennsylvania.  Died 20/29 April 1879 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; interred there in the Overfield Cemetery.

 

Doyle and Deborah “Debbie” Ellen (Depew) Bunnell were divorced in January 1887.  Debbie married (2nd) Joshua M. Carey/Casey, MD (b. 31 Jan 1834 in Wyoming Co., PA, d. 20 Apr 1904) on 3 July 1887/98 in Pennsylvania.  Joshua Carey enlisted in Company A of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War and rose to the rank of Captain.  Later he was elected to the Pennsylvania Legislature and served two terms.  He practiced medicine in New York City for a period and then in Elmira, New York for 11 years, where he lived at 321 Maddison Avenue and was a leader in his community.  From his first marriage to (?), Dr. Joshua Carey had at least the following children: (order uncertain)

 

·           Chauncey S. Carey, MD of Elmira, Broome County, New York.

·           C.J. Carey of Merwinsville, Connecticut.

·           Mrs. J.C. Smith of Mr. Vernon, New York.

·           Mrs. A.D. Green of East Orange, New Jersey.

 

Doyle Bunnell married (2nd) Emma A. (Seely) Briggs, daughter of Dan C. Seely.

 

c. Demon/Demmon Ackley Depew: Born 15 February 1849.  Died 13 August 1901 (also seen: 13 Jul 1898; initially interred Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; after Emma’s death, Demon’s remains were moved to Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania to be beside her remains.  Resided at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Married Emma Sophia Bennett (b. 22 Sep 1852, d. 13 Nov 1921; interred 16 Nov 1921 in Athens, PA cemetery) on 27 August/September 1870 at Milan (per marriage certificate), Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1. Anna Rebecca Depew: (SSN: 208-40-5883)

 

Born 22 January 1872 at East Smithfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1 June 1967, after a long illness, at the Bradford County Infirmary, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens.  Married Jeremiah Shannon (d. 1942) on 27/7 February 1895 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania and resided at 601 Church Street, Athens; no children.

 

(2. Georgianna/Georgia Anna Depew: Born 18 March 1874.  Died 3 November 1936.  Married James Keir (pronounced Kear) on 27 December 1899 at Milan, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(a. Agnes Emma Keir: Married (?) Rafferty; no children.  Employed as a nurse in New York City.

 

(b. Gladys Keir: Married (?) Swartwood and resided on 16 Oakland Road, Johnson City, Broome County, New York.  Gladys and her husband had the following son:

 

(1) Marshall Swartwood: Born about 1937.

 

(3. James Henry Depew: Born 8 April 1877 at Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 17 October 1975 (also seen: Apr 1975) (age 98) at Waverly, New York; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Grace Keeler on 24 January 1901 (also seen: Nov 1902) and resided at Waverly, New York until late in life.  James and Grace had the following children:

 

(a. Dana Ackley Depew: Born 1909 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1963 at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Amelia Gables (b. 17 Nov 1912, d. Jan 1973, SSN: 177-26-4942) and had the following children:

 

(1) Doris Depew.

 

(2) James Depew.

 

(3) Virginia Depew.

 

(4) William Depew.

 

(b. Ruth Frances Depew: Born 8 February 1914 at Milan, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married George Wayne Ballentine on 28 November 1936 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.  Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1) Judith Ann Ballentine: Born 1941 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Herbert Glenn Horton in 1961 at Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following son:

 

(a) Jeffrey Michael Horton: Born 1963 at Waverly, Tioga County, New York.  Married (1st) Theresa Blaise and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Ashley Anne Horton: Born 1986.

 

Jeffrey Horton married (2nd) and had the following son:

 

[2. Jeffrey Ryan Horton: Born 1992 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Carol Ellen Ballentine: Born 1947 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married John James Kofroth in 1981.

 

(3) Mary Elizabeth Ballentine: Born 1958 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Married Stephen Douglas Sangston on 19 September 1987 and had the following son:

 

(a) Alexander George Sangston: Born 1992 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Sarah Emma Depew: Born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

(d. Anna Cornelia Depew: Married Charles Havens and had the following children:

 

(1) Jean Havens.

 

(2) Grace Havens.

 

(3) Helen Havens.

 

(4) John Henry Havens.

 

(e. Helen Joyce Depew “Joyce”: Born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Seth Tarbox and had the following children:

 

(1) Sandra Tarbox.

 

(2) Seth Eugene Tarbox.

 

(3) Cynthia Tarbox.

 

(4) Rebecca Tarbox.

 

(5) Rachel Lois Tarbox.

 

(6) Timothy Tarbox.

 

(7) Jonathan Tarbox.

 

(4. Guy Rivers/River Depew: Born 9 November 1879.  Died 30 November 1947 (per old family Bible); interred in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Edna Bell Huff (b. 26 Apr 1881, d. Jun 1972, SSN: 182-38-7400) on 16 October 1913 and resided at 479 Cayuta Avenue, Athens.  No children.

  

(5. Floyd John (or John Floyd) Depew: Born 16 August 1881.  Died 1957; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Mabel Coreby on 12 April 1914 and had the following children:

 

(a. Robert Depew: Married; 1 child.

 

(b. Wesley Depew: Married; 1 child.

 

(c. Phyllis Depew.

 

d. Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Depew: Born 2 July 1851.  Died 18 August 1883; interred Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.  Married, as his 1st wife, Jehiel Love (b. 11 Apr 1849), son of Nelson and Watie (Ellis) Love (who also had daughter, Rosannah Love, who married Jacob Stevens Place), on 1 January 1869 and had the following children:

 

(1. John Depew Love: Born 5 December 1869.  Married (?) in New York.

 

(2. Virgie Vaughan/Vaughn Love: Born 20 September 1871.  Married Benjamin Cole at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Virgie and Benjamin had the following children:

 

(a. Catherine/Katherine “Kitty” Cole: Married Emery Lewis.

 

(b. Arthur Cole: Employed as a road contractor.  Resided near Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Kate/Katie Love: Born 29 October 1873.  Died 1 February 1876.

 

(4. Angie Love: Born 3 July 1876.

 

(5. Nelson Love: Married (?) Carry, daughter to Dr. Carry.

 

Jehiel Love married (2nd) Rachel Morris; they were subsequently divorced.

 

e. Cinthia Melita "Lita"/“Light”/”Delighta” Depew: Born 26 August 1854.  Died 189_; interred Herrickville, Pennsylvania.  Was about 3 years old when her mother died; raised by Mrs. Camp.  Was 5 years old when her father moved to Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Married, as his 1st wife, Asa Camp (who had two sisters) about 1876 at Herrickville and resided in the 2nd house above the pond (on the left) on the way to Herrickville.  Cinthia and Asa had the following children:

 

(1. Alfred Benjamin Camp: Born 12 April 1877.  Died in California.  Worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Company.  In 1952 resided in California.  Married (?) in 1898 at City Island, New York and had the following son:

 

(a. Harold Camp: Born 1899.

 

(2. Pearl/Perley F./T. Camp: (more info) Born 8 March 1880 in Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died, age 72, at Towanda, Bradford County.  Resided there his last 31 years.  Was employed a number of years by the Towanda Folding Box Company, then was janitor of Towanda High School.  He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Towanda.  Died 1952, age 72, at home (312 Poplar Street, Towanda) from a heart attack; interred Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Ina L. Gamble? and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Eleanor Camp: In 1952 resided at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. (?) Camp: Married Charles Wright.  In 1952 resided at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Clifford Camp: In 1952 resided at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Guy E. Camp: Born 13 August 1882.  Died at Mount Vernon, New York.

 

(4. Vernie May Camp: Born 22 January 1887.  Died 15 February 1887.

 

(5. Lelia/Lilia Pauline Camp "Pauline": Born 18 January 1889.  Married Buckley Vaughn of Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and in 1952 resided at Sayre.

  

Asa Camp married (2nd) Emma Sutton and had the following son:

 

(6. Victor W. Camp.

 

(7. Cleo Camp: Married Ralph Taylor.

 

(8. Geraldine Camp: Died young.   

 

f. Maroa/Meroa Depew: Twin.  Born 13 April 1857.  Died April 1857 (no day given in Biles Cem Book) in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; initially interred in the Overfield Cemetery at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Later in 1857 her remains were moved, along with her twin sister and mother, from the Overfield Cemetery to the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

g. Marilla Depew: Twin.  Born 13 April 1857.  Died 24 April 1857 (per Biles Cem Book) in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, near the date her mother died.  No grave marker of her own; presumed to be interred with her mother.  Initially interred in the Overfield Cemetery near Meshoppena.  Later in 1857 her remains were moved, along with her twin sister and mother, from the Overfield Cemetery to the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

h. Infant: Twin Died 24 April 1857.  There’s a family story that this child was interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry along with his mother, substantiating the date of death for Rebecca H. (Biles) Depew as 25 April 1857, which was engraved on her grave marker.

 

i. Infant: Twin.  Died shortly after birth.  Interred in its own grave in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.

 

Following Rebecca’s death, James Van Campen Depew married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, widow Elizabeth (Maynard) Hicks (photos) (d. 19 Feb 1902, age 76 yrs, 6 mo., 11 days) about 1859.  Elizabeth (Maynard) Hicks had the following children from her (1st) marriage to (?) Hicks:

 

j. Amanda “Manda” Truman Hicks: Married William “Billy” Place, oldest child of Charles Place.

 

k. Jerome “Jerry” Stowe Hicks.

 

James Van Campen and Elizabeth (Maynard) (Hicks) DePew had the following additional children:

 

l. Angie L. Depew: Born 18 February 1860.  Died 2 March 1871.

 

m. Edith “Eddie” “Eda” J. Depew: Born 15 November 1863.  Died 2 September 1956.  Authored a paper on Depew family history.  Married Ferris Overfield; no children.

 

10. Elizabeth Biles:

 

Twin.  Born 8/9 February 1820 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 3 August 1820.

 

11. Alexander Biles:

 

Twin.  Born 8/9 February 1820 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 11 March 1820.

 

12. George Washington Biles: (photos)

 

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Born 20 July 1821 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died 16 April 1869/63 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Petitioned the estate of his father, Alexander Patterson Biles (d. 28 Mar 1855) for legal papers to the land his father had given him earlier.  This petition was recorded in the court house in Towanda.

 

George married (1st) Almeda Camp (b. 24 Apr 1821 at Middle Smithfield, Northampton Co., PA, d. 2 Feb 1865, interred Biles Cemetery), daughter of Elijah and Phoebe “Sallie” (Wells) Camp of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, on 12 December 1843.  George and Almeda resided in Bradford County and had the following children:

 

a. Amanda Lucetta/Lucette Biles: Born 22 August 1844.  Died 22 March 1869 at the James Beaumont residence from complications of consumption; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.

 

b. Calvin Wilmot/Wilmont Biles "Wilmot":  Born 12 March 1846.  Died 21 June 1871.

 

c. George Melvin Biles “Melvin” “Mel”: Born 12 March 1848 at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died in the early 1890’s, perhaps in a nail factory explosion at South Towanda; interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.  Had a relatively short physique.

 

1870 US Census: Melvin Biles, age 21, was heading a household that also included his wife, Eliza D. Biles, age 18; daughter, Ida Biles, age 2; and son, Seth Biles, age 1.

 

Melvin married Eliza "Liza" Dowd (b. 14 Jan 1851, d. 30 Mar 1929 from complications of a stroke, which rendered her comatose), daughter of Thomas and Juliett (French) Dowd and sister of Lucy A. Dowd (Mrs. Washington Irvine, Para. 3a.c.(2. of the John Irvine (3) page), on 2 June 1868 and resided just south of the Ferry.  Of interest, Frank Biles eventually purchased this property from widow Eliza Biles.  Melvin and Eliza had the following children:

 

(1. Ida May/H. Biles: Born 5 March 1868.  Died 22 July 1879 from complications of diptheria.

 

(2. Seth Homet Biles: Born 5 April 1869.  Died 3 March 1872.

 

(3. George Biles: Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Florence “Flossy” Georgianna Byles.

 

d. Elijah Camp Biles: Born July/August 1850.  Died 27 August 1868.

 

e. Jasper Alexander Biles: Born December 1851.  Died 1871, age 19.

 

f. Alice Biles: (photos) Born 11 July 1854.  Died 30 October 1862; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

g. Ida Hortence Biles: Born 14 May 1857.  Died 14 September 1860; interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

h. Lester Buttles Biles: (1st Lester) Born 5 April 1858.  Died 5 September 1860; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

i. Infant son: Born 18 September 1860.  Died 24 September 1860; interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

George Washington/Patterson Biles of Elmira, Broome County, New York married (2nd) widow Hannah (?) Northrup (b. 25 Mar 1833; d. 26 Jul 1923, age 90; interred Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen, Wyoming Co., PA, down 1 or 2 levels from the front) of Elmira on 31 May 1866 and had the following children:

 

j. Lester A. Biles: (2nd Lester) Born 28/8 October 1867.  Died 31 January 1875; interred beside his mother in the Overfield Cemetery at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

k. George Washington Biles/Byles, Jr.: Born 3 February 1869 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  As an adult George spelled his surname “Byles.”  Employed as a blacksmith.  Resided in Binghamton, Broome County, New York for a while, then nearby Elmira, New York.  Married Theresa Elizabeth Doolittle (b. 15 Jan 1868 at Montrose, PA) on 30 January 1888 and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Madeline Florence Byles: (more info) Born 8 July 1890 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Resided at Elmira, Broome County, New York before marrying Chester John Jenniejohn/Jennejjohn (b. Rochester, Monroe Co., NY), son of Fred Frank (b. Rochester, employed as a paver) and Meldina (?) Jenniejohn (b. Rochester) of Rochester, on 30 January 1923 at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  In the early 1930’s Chester and Madeline resided at Rochester, where Chester was employed in the shoe manufacturing industry.

 

Of interest, a Charles W. Jennejohn, age 28, born at Walker, New York, and employed as a machinist, married on 14 November 1922.  He was the son of Joseph (employed as a farmer) and Minnie (Merzer) Jennejohn (both b. Berlin, Germany) of Walker, New York.

 

(a. Florence Georgianna Biles: Married John Jenneijohn of Rochester, Monroe County, New York. (also seen: 1 Jan 1920) 30 January 1923 at the Bradford County Courthouse (record # 13898, pg. 418) in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

After George Washington/Patterson Biles’ death in 1869, Hannah (?) (Northrup) Biles married (3rd) Peter Cooley and moved to Meshoppen (near railroad), Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, but she didn’t live with him long and was known shortly after that marriage as “Hannah Biles,” and in her old age as "Aunt Hanner Biles."  She lived last on Lewis Street in Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

13. Lewis “Duke” Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 19 June 1823 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton (now Monroe) County, Pennsylvania.  Died 12 June 1901 at home (the old Alexander Patterson Biles homestead at Homets Ferry, Wyalusing Twp, Bradford Co., PA) from complications of heart disease; interred there in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.  Was 18 months old when his parents moved to Asylum, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Resided most of his life on the old Biles homestead near Homets Ferry.  Employed there as a farmer.

 

Married, as her 2nd husband, Catherine L. (Van Noy) Crawford “Kate” “Katie” (photos) (more info) (b. 10 Mar 1826 at Montague, Sussex County, New Jersey (also seen: perhaps Matamoras, PA); d. 24 Dec 1914 at Homets Ferry (see Para 5, above), daughter of Peter and Maria “Mary” (Westbrook) Van Noy of Sussex County, New Jersey, on 29 January 1850 at Montague, New Jersey (the 1st Biles Reunion (29 Jan 1900) was a celebration of their golden anniversary).  Catherine had married (1st) (?) Crawford and had the following son:

 

a. Alpheus B. Crawford: Married Harriet Fuller, daughter of Jonas and Mary (Wells) Fuller (also seen: dau of Jonas' 2nd wife).

 

Lewis was the last of Alexander and Rosanna (Place) Biles’ children to marry, and after marriage he continued to reside on and work the original Alexander P. Biles homestead farm near Homets Ferry.  To accommodate the new family structure, Lewis built an addition on the back of the house (a so-called “kitchen,” like a small apartment) for his parents to reside in, somewhat independently, the remainder of their lives.  Lewis and Kate occupied the main house with the following children:

 

b. Mary Frances "Frank" Biles: (more info) Born 10 December 1850.  Died 29 May 1935/36; interred Wyalusing Cemetery.  Married David Alexander Hillis (more info) (b. 8 Dec 1848, d. 17 May 1927), son of Richard (b. abt 1812) and Jane (Nesbit) Hillis (who immigrated to America from Ireland about 1833, when Richard was age 21), on 1 April 1875 in the Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage, Camptown, with Reverend George L. Williams officiating.  They resided in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Mary and David had the following children:

 

(1. Grace Biles Hillis: Born 24 June 1878 at Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died Monday, 3/2 October 1961 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania from complications of a stroke; interred in the Wyalusing (Bradford Co., PA) Cemetery.  She had been admitted to the hospital the previous Wednesday, 27 September.  Lived most of her life in Wyalusing Township, where she was employed as a bookkeeper by the Dimock Store.  Never married.

 

(2. Jennie C./K. Hillis: (more info) Born 19 September 1882 at Herrick, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died at home on Thursday, 21 July 1983, age 100 at 315 Hillside House, 1800 Riverside Drive, First Community Village, Columbus, Ohio 43212; interred there in Union Cemetery.  Resided at Herrick until about age 5, then moved with her parents to 3rd Street, Wyalusing, Bradford County.  Graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1901.  Earned a teaching certificate from Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda, Bradford County.  Subsequently employed as a school teacher for 15 years in several locations.

 

Married Charles “Charlie” F. Goodwin (d. 6 Feb 1947), son of William P. and Alzara (French) Goodwin (b. Mehoopany, PA) of Lacyville, Pennsylvania, on 15 July 1916 at the Hillis home in Wyalusing, Bradford County and immediately moved to Columbus, Ohio.  Charles and Jennie were friends for several years while Charles attended Valpariso University, Indiana and worked in Calgary, Alberta.  Charles was subsequently employed by the Columbus Gas Company, followed by the Sunray Stove Company.  Addresses: 1914 Tewksberry Road, Columbus 12, Ohio; 1991 Stanford Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212.  Of related interest, the death of Charlie’s mother was reported in the Bradford County, Pennsylvania newspapers about 20 July 1932.  Jennie and Charles had the following children:

 

(a. Frances “Tanny” Hillis Goodwin: Born 23 June 1917.  Married Philip Edward Gustafson (b. 5 Jun/4 May 1916, d. 10 Aug 1992, SSN: 291-07-9017), son of E. P. and Marian (Pink) Gustafson of Columbus, Ohio, on 19 July 1941 and resided initially at El Paso, Texas.  Subsequently resided at 1991 Stawford Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212.  Frances and Philip had the following children:

 

(1) Jan Ellen Gustafson: Born 1947 at El Paso, Texas.  Was employed as an interior designer.  Married Keith Gunn and resided in California.  Both were talented tennis players.

 

(2) Richard Charles Gustafson: Born 1953 at Columbus, Ohio.  Married Leslie Gardner on 2 June 1985 at Columbus, Ohio and subsequently resided in California.

 

(b. Dorothy Hillis Goodwin: Born 1920.  Married Reverend Richard Paul Freed “Paul” (b. abt 6 Apr 1915) of New York City, son of Dr. E. E. and Beulah (Love) Freed of Decator, Illinois, on 17 April 1944: Residences seen: Easton, Pennsylvania; Pompton Plains, New Jersey; and Southby, Connecticut 06488.  Dorothy signed her name: “Mrs. R. Paul Freed.”  Dorothy and Paul had the following children:

 

(1) John Nelson Freed: Born 1948 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Martha Freed: Born at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. David Hillis Freed: Born 1952 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(4. Deborah Stuart Freed: Born 1954 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Ruth Hillis Goodwin: Born 1922.  Married (1st) Lieutenant Frank Richey (b. abt 6 Jun 1921) of Columbus, Ohio, son of Brough and Sara (Winterringer) Richey of Hillards, Ohio, in 1944 and resided in Athens, Ohio.  Also resided on May Street in Athens.  Frank and Ruth had the following son:

 

(1) Robert Richey: Born 1953.

 

Ruth Hillis (Goodwin) Richey married (2nd) Frank Hollis and resided at Berea, Ohio.

 

(3. Milo Biles Hillis: Born 31 December 1885.  Died May 1967.  Employed by the rail road.  In 1961 resided at Hornell/Arkport, New York.  Married Marian Adams of Binghamton, Broome County, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Jeannette/Jeanette/Janet Hillis: Born 1922.  Married (?) Shaw, a railroad man, and resided in New York.  Jeanette and her husband had at least three sons, including:

 

(1) David Shaw: Born about 1948/49.

 

c. Milo Biles: (photos) Born 9 February 1853 at Porterville, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 10 March 1890; interred Ballibay, Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Was employed as a railroad engineer.  Married Theresa Angle (photos) (more info) (b. 25 Feb 1858, d. 10 Apr 1890, age 32 at her father’s residence; interred with Milo in Ballibay Cemetery (NW of Camptown, Bradford Co., PA), daughter of John and Albina (Squires) Angle of Herrick Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, at the Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage in Orwell, Pennsylvania by Reverend J. B. Davis on 25 February 1878.  Milo and Theresa died relatively young and 1 month apart, leaving the following children orphans:

 

(1. Ossie A./L. Biles: (photos)

 

Born 3 November 1878.  Was of Herrickville, Pennsylvania when she died 13 March 1955; interred Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Charles "Charley" H. Lloyd (b. 29 Ju?, d. 12 Mar 1924; interred Wysox Cemetery), son of John and Elizabeth (?) Lloyd, on 8 June 1910 and resided at Mercur.  Later resided at 1 Cherry Street, Towanda in Bradford County.

 

On 16 July 1939 Ossie and her sister, Thersa, were seriously injured in an auto accident near Williamsport, Pennsylvania that local authorities credited to Ossie’s reckless driving.  Ossie apparently left her lane and collided head on with an oncoming auto.  Thersa died from her injuries two days later.

 

Ossie and Charles had the following children:

 

(a. John Edward Lloyd: (photos) Born 17 March 1915.  Married Maud/Maude Anna Tuttle (b. 12 Apr 1917), daughter of Charles and Madge (Hoglan) Tuttle, in 1941 at Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  On 5 July 2001 moved to Arizona.  John and Maud had the following daughter:

 

(1) Sydney Alice Lloyd: Born 1943.  Married John Demodica and in 1985 resided in Arizona.  Sydney and John had the following children:

 

(a) Capri Suzanne Demodica: Born 1969.

 

(b) Nancy Elizabeth Demodica: Born 1974/75.

 

(c) John Francis Demodica: Born 1977.

 

(2) Janet Lucille Lloyd: Born 1947.  Married (1st) Donald Drier and resided in New York.  Was employed at Cornell University.  Donald and Janet had the following children:

 

(a) Michelle Drier: Born 1969.

 

(b) Erica Drier: Born 1974.

 

Donald and Janet Lucille (Lloyd) Drier were subsequently divorced.  Janet married (2nd) Jim Batya on 21 April 1985 and resided in New York.

 

(b. Theresa Elizabeth Lloyd “Elizabeth”: (photos) Born 9 February 1918.  Died 24/25 September 1985; interred Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Gerald Summons on 20 June 1937, but they were subsequently divorced.  Elizabeth (Lloyd) Summons of Towanda married (2nd), George Henry Pickering (b. 28 Jul 1917), son of Harry Pickering of Herrickville, Pennsylvania on 1 May 1948 at New Albany, Pennsylvania and resided at Herrickville.

 

(2. Kathryn “Kate” A. Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 3 July 1880.  Died 11 July 1932 at Maple Shade, New Jersey; interred 12 July in Wysox Cemetery.  Memorial services were held 13 July at her home and 14 July at the Wysox Church.  In later life Kate suffered from varicose veins of the legs, probably exacerbated by being quite heavy (over 200 lbs).  Married Harry M. Black on 31 March 1910 and resided at Maple Shade, New Jersey.

 

(3. Thersa/Thirza/Theresa “Thursey” Orpha Biles: (photos) Born 21 January 1883.  Died 18 July 1939 from injuries sustained in an auto accident with her sister, Ossie.

 

1910 US Census: Theresa O. Biles, age 26 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and single, resided in the household headed by her uncle, Thomas P. Biles, in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Theresa Biles married Theodore L. Heinie/Henie/Heine on 25 February 1920 at Maple Shade, New Jersey and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Aneta/Annetta Margaret Heinie: (photos) Born 1921.  Was in foster care; then lived with someone who was a cook at a church camp.

 

(4. Albert “Bert” Middaugh Biles: (photos) Born 26 November 1884.  Died 28 March 1917; interred Wysox Cemetery.  Married Maud/Maude Irene Vargason (b. 3 Jul 1892; was of Monroeton, PA when she d. 8 Feb 1977, age 84; interred Wysox Cem.) (Para. 2.g.(2., above) on 25 October 1913 and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Sophia “Sophie” Albina Biles: (photos) (more info) (Also see Para. 4.C.2.g.(2.(a.(1), above.)  Born 9 March 1914 in Litchfield Township, Pennsylvania.  Died Wednesday, 19 January 1994, age 79, at Binghamton General Hospital; interred Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Ralph William Hobbie (b. 23 Sep 1911) and resided at Johnson City, New York.  Other residences seen: in 1980 – 1280 SW 25th Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33312; in 1990 – Athens, Pennsylvania.  Sophia and Ralph had the following children:

 

(1) Arlene Bertha Hobbie: Born 1937.  Graduated from Chenango Forks Central School, Chenango Forks, New York in 1956.  Married James “Jim” Lewis Statts (b. 1935) of RD #1, Chenago Forks in 1956 and resided there.  Arlene and Jim had the following son:

 

(a) Jeffrey Scott Statts: Born 1961.

 

(2) Judith “Judy” Irene Hobbie: Born 1939.  Married Richard Arthur Catlin in 1960 at Tioga Center, New York and resided at RD Barton, New York.  Judy and Richard had the following children:

 

(a) Richard “Dick” Arthur Catlin, Jr.: Born 1961?

 

(b) Duane Mitchell Catlin: Born 1962?

 

(3) Ralph “Jerry” William Hobbie, Jr.: Born 1940.  Married his 2nd cousin, Linda “Lina?” Gay Clark (b. 1943 at Sayre, PA) (Para. 4.C.2.g.(2.(a.(3)(a), above) in 1961 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and subsequently resided in Pennsylvania.  Ralph and Linda had the following children:

 

(a) Ralph “Jerry” William Hobbie, III: Born 1966 at Waverly, New York.  Married Jami Gethens in 1992 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Ralph and Jami had the following children:

 

[1. Christopher James Hobbie: Born 1993.

 

[2. : Born October 1997.

 

(b) John “Johnny” H. Hobbie: In August 1997 resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(c) Jack Anthony Hobbie: Born 1973 at Waverly, New York.  Married Sharon Jordan on 4 June 1994 and had the following son:

 

[1. Casey Jordan Hobbie: Born 1997.

 

[2. Sophia Arlene Hobbie: Born 1999.  Named for her great grandmother and great aunt.

 

(d) Stephanie Rose Hobbie: Born 1974 at Waverly, New York.

 

(4) Frank Leonard Hobbie: (more info) Born 1946 while his parents resided in New York.  Married Susan “Sue” Jenny and resided at Milan, Pennsylvania.

 

Ralph William and Sophia (Biles) Hobbie were divorced in the fall of 1970.  Sophia married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Arvin Woodrow Dodge, Sr. (d. 10 May 1976), Para. 4.C.2.a.(5. of the descendants of Jacob Place Biles, on 1 May 1971.

 

 Maud (Vargason) Biles married (2nd) Harry Fox.  She married (3rd) Leon Van Natta of Box 96, Sayre, Pennsylvania in 1950 and resided at Monroeton.

 

(5. Raymond (Biles) Ellsworth: Born 3 April 1890 in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 8 April 1953/52.  Was adopted by Will Ellsworth of Wyalusing after his parents died.  Initially resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  In 1949 resided on Rural Route 1, Conklin, New York.  Married Bertha Wilkin/Wilkins (photos) and had the following children:

 

(a. Theresa/Thersa Emma Ellsworth: (photos) Born 12 October 1910.  Married Victor G. Cook on 24 April 1933 and (in 1949 and 1985) resided at 612 Church Street, Endicott, Broome County, New York.  Theresa and Victor had the following children:

 

(1) Joyce Lucille Cook: Born 1934.

 

(2) Gerald Cook: Born 20 August 1938.  Died 17 December 1940.

 

(3) Lois Ann Cook: Born 1941.

 

(4) Elaine Kay Cook: Born 1943.

 

(5) Lynn Arnold Cook: Born 1946.

 

(b. Milo William Ellsworth: Born 9 July 1912.  Died 1944.  Initially resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Killed 1944 in action in Belgium during World War II.  Married Ethel Pond and had the following son.

 

(1) Raymond Russell Ellsworth: Born 1934.  Died November 1934.

 

(c. Jack Fay Ellsworth: (more info) Born 10 February 1914.  Died at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, New York.  Was employed by the New York State Hospital in Binghamton.  Married Alice Taylor on 5 August 1934 and resided at 53 RD 6, Loughlin Road, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Jack and Alice had the following children:

 

(1) Patricia “Patty” Jane Ellsworth: Born 1935.  Married Philip McMillin and resided in Montana.  Patricia and Philip had the following daughter:

 

(a) Cindy Lou McMillin: Born early 1954.

 

(2) Jack Fay Ellsworth, Jr.: Born 1937.  Resided in New York.

 

(3) William James Ellsworth: Born 1939.  Resided in Canada.

 

(4) Donald Taylor Ellsworth: Born 1942.  Resided in New York.

 

(5) Alice May Ellsworth: Born 1944.  Married Robert Jones and resided in New York.

 

(6) Vaughn D. Ellsworth: Resided in New York.

 

Milo and Theresa (Angle) Biles died within 4 weeks of each other, leaving their children orphans.  Raymond was adopted by Will Ellsworth of Wyalusing.

 

d. Sarah Ellen Biles: (photos) Born 17 July 1855 at Porterville, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 18 May 1905 from complications of injuries sustained in a horse and buggy accident 3 weeks before; interred in the Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferry.

 

1900 US Census: Franklin M. Diament, age 47 (b. Mar 1853 in NJ; parents b. NJ) and employed as a milk dealer, was heading a household on Floral Avenue in Village of Lestershire, Union Township, Broome County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 23 years, Sarah E. Diament, age 45 (b. Jul 1855 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 8 children, 6 of whom were still alive; daughter, Jennie M. Diament, age 22 (b. Apr 1878 in PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a telegraph operator; daughter, Sadie C. Diament, age 19 (b. Feb 1881 in PA; father b. NJ; mothr b. PA), single, and employed as a manufacturer; daughter, Winnie P. Diament, age 17 (b. Feb 1883 in PA; father b. NJ; mother b. PA), single, and employed as a shoe manufacturer; daughter, Bessie B. Diament, age 15 (b. Aug 1885 in PA; father b. NJ; mother b. PA) and single; son, Edward Diament, age 12 (b. Feb 1888 in PA; father b. NJ; mother b. PA); and daughter, Ruth Diament, age 7 (b. Oct 1893 in PA; father b. NJ; mother b. PA).

 

1905 NYS Census: Franklin Diament, age 52 (b. US) and employed as a grocery merchant, was heading a household at 84 St. Charles Street in the Village of Lestershire, Union Township, Broome County, New York.  The household also included his daughter, Sadie Diament, age 24 (b. US) and employed doing housework; son, Edward N. Diament, age 17 (b. US) and employed as a grocery clerk; daughter, Ruth B. Diament, age 11 (b. US); boarder, Milo Hillis, age 20 (b. US) and employed as a shoemaker; and roomer, Lucie Montrose, age 49 (b. England) and employed doing housework, who had resided in the US for 30 years.

 

1920 US Census: Frank N. Diament, age 67 (b. NJ; parents b. NJ) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Valentine Hill in Washington Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Emma Diament, age 78 (b. IL; father b. US; mother b. OH).

 

Sarah Biles married, as his 1st wife, Franklin Frank Nixon Diament (photos) (more info) (b. 27 Mar 1853 at Cedarville, Cumberland Co., NJ/Bridgeton, Cumberland Co., NJ, d. 7 Apr 1930; interred Biles Cem., Lime Hill, Wyalusing Twp, PA) on 25 December 1876 at the Lewis Biles residence, Homet’s Ferry with Reverend D. Cook officiating.  Frank was a expert telegrapher.  He could always get a job, but seldom kept one long, feeling that the grass was always greener in another town.  They moved 25 times in 28 years.  He and Sarah had the following children:

  

(1. Jennie Mabel Diament: (photos) (SSN: 070-03-0971) Born 4/7 April 1878 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 3 August 1967 at the Susquehanna, Pennsylvania Hospital; interred Biles Cemetery on the hill above Homets Ferrybergs.  In December 1928 Jennie resided at 143 Court Street, Binghamton, New York.  In September 1947 she resided at 632 Court Street, San Bernardino, California.  Was “badly hurt in an auto accident in 1956, which confined her to a wheel chair for several months.  In February 1959 resided at Box 24, Lanesboro, Pennsylvania.  Married Frederick “Fred” R. Congdon on 31 December 1901; no children; Jennie and Fred were subsequently divorced.

 

(2. Sadie Clair Diament: (photos) Born 8 February 1881 at Landsbourne, Pennsylvania.  Died 22 November 1942 while residing at Kirkwood, Broome County, New York; interred there in the Kirkwood Cemetery.  Following her mother’s death, when she was about 14 years old, she moved with her father to Kirkwood, two houses away from the Andrews farm.  Married Samuel Leslie Andrews Leslie (photos) (more info) (b. 7 Apr 1876 at Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, d. 7 Jul 1966, age 90, at Montrose; interred at Kirkwood) on 28/29 November 1906.  Leslie was employed as a truck farmer.  Sadie and Leslie had the following children:

 

(a. Ruth Catherine Andrews: (photos) Born 8 February 1908 on the Andrews family farm near Kirkwood, Broome County, New York.  Died 1996 at Sodus, Wayne County, New York.  Married Professor Frederick “Fred” W. Ming on 4 July 1934 and resided at Park Lane, White Plains, New York; taught in Brooklyn.  In 1978 Ruth had moved to Albany, New York to be closer to her children.  Fred and Ruth had the following children:

 

(1) Audrey Ruth Ming: Born 1945 in New York State.

 

(2) Ronald “Ron”/"Ronnie" William Ming: Born 1947 at White Plains, New York.

 

(b. Gertrude Estelle Andrews: (photos) (more info) Born 8 August 1909.  Died April 1999.  Graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York majoring in Home Economics.  Married Cyril G. Small (more info) (b. 1931, d. 1994), also a graduate of Cornell University, where he focused on the breeding of oxen, on Thursday, 16 July 1931 at Kirkwood, New York with Reverend Charles Henry Gilbert officiating.  At some point resided on RR #1, Newark Road, Sodas, New York.  In 1975 resided on RR #4, Slayton Settlement Road, Lockport, New York.  Gertrude and Cyril had the following children:

 

(1) Leslie Small: (male) Married Loan Anh.  Had the following children:

 

(a) Ivan Small.

 

(b) Irene Small.

 

(2) Duane William Small: Born 1942.  Married Joyce (?) and resided in Virginia.

 

(3) Kalista Small: (photos) Married John Lehrer resided in New York.

 

(4) Kenneth “Ken” Small: Married Adair (?) and resided in Maryland.

 

(c. Curtis Goodell Andrews: (photos) (more info) Born 27/29 January 1911 at Kirkwood, Broome County, New York.  Died 3 September 1975 (age 64).  Resided on the old Andrews farm on Route 11, Kirkwood.  Was also Kirkwood Postmaster until retirement in 1972.  Married Lillian M. MacGregor (b. 16 Jan 1911, d. 1998 in CA), daughter of George and Mabel (Thompson) MacGregor (who also had daughter Norma MacGregor and three other daughters who died young) of Ellenberg, Franklin County, New York, on 15 May 1937 at Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York and resided at Kirkwood, New York.  Curtis and Lillian had the following daughter:

 

(1) Norma Ruth Andrews: Born 1941.  In 1961 attended Redland University.  Employed as a school teacher.  Married Donald “Don” Sweet and resided in California.

 

(3. Winnie Belle/Bella Diament: (more info) Born 7 February 1883 at Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 12/13 April 1961 while residing at Castle Creek, New York; interred Floral Park Cemetery.  Married Edward “Ed” Samuel Dotter (d. 27 Aug 1953) on 11 February 1902 and had the following children:

 

(a. Nellie W. Dotter: Married Edward “Ed” Francis Duffy, Jr. (b. abt 1913 in PA, d. 21 Apr 1983, age 67, at Robert Packer Hospital; interred Vestal Hills Memorial Park), son of Edward Francis and Nellie (?) Duffy of West Norriton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on 27 August 1951 and resided outside Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  In 1943 during World War II was a Private 1st Class in the US Army stationed in Wyoming, where he guarded imprisoned Japanese prisoners of war.  Ed and Nellie had the following son:

 

(1) Edward Francis Duffy, III: Born 1951.

 

(b. Lewis B. Dotter: (photos) Died 14 April 1992, age 89.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Laura H. Parmelee (more info) (d. Fri, 2 Jan 1987 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY; interred Vestal Hills Memorial Park), who had 2 sons from a previous method.  Laura also had the following sisters: Mrs. Loretta Jones of Clearwater, Florida; Mrs. Rose Poulter of Deland, Florida; and Mrs. Viola Behr of Orlando, Florida.  At some point resided at Castle Creek, New York; then Port Crane, New York.  In 1981 Lewis and Laura apparently resided in apartment 31, 72 Chenango Street, Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  In 1987 resided at 100 Chenango Place, Binghamton.

 

(c. Viola Dotter: (photos) Married David Alton Kiley “Alton” on Saturday, 30 June 1928 at Castle Creek with Reverend Charles Henry Gilbert officiating.  Viola and David resided at 14 Liberty Street, Binghamton, Broome County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1) Joan Viola Kiley: (more info) Born 1929.  Baptized 1929 at Great Bent, Pennsylvania.  Married Frank Harris in 1950 and had the following children:

  

(a) Kathy Ann Harris: Born 1951.

 

(b) Joan Harris: Born about 1952.

 

(c) Robert “Bobby” Alton Harris: Born 1953.

 

(2) Patricia “Pat” Ann Kiley: Born 1930.  Married Vlademeir “Walter” Grayson in 1950 and had the following children:

 

(a) Rebecca “Becky” Grayson.

 

(b) David Grayson.

 

(d. Edward Samuel Dotter, Jr.: Died 6 July 1974, age 62, in the Binghamton, Broome County, New York area.  Married (1st) Cora Kiley in 1932/33 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Joan Dotter: Married Richard E. Short and resided in New York.  Joan and Richard had the following children:

 

(a) Diane Short: Born about 1957.

 

(b) William “Bill” Dotter Short: Born about 1962.

 

Edward Dotter married (2nd) Alexandria “Alice” E. Banavitch and resided outside Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  They subsequently separated.  Alice resided at Castle Creek when her son, Edward was married.  In 1987 resided in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Edward and Alice had the following children:

 

(2) Linda Lee Dotter: Born 1951/52.

 

(3) Edward “Ed” Frank Dotter: Born 1957.  Married Melinda Jean McDowell, daughter of William McDowell of Hudson Falls, in 1986.

  

(4. Franklyn “Frank” Lewis Diament: Born April 1884.  Died 12 September 1884.

 

(5. Bessie Biles Diament: Born 5 August 1885 at Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Wayne A. Carpenter in January 1905 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Arlene/Arleen Carpenter: Died 5/15 November 1947 at RD 6, Binghamton, Broome County, New York from complications of pneumonia.  Married, as his 1st wife, Milton Crosby on 4 July 1941; no children.  Milton married (2nd) (?).

 

(b. Clyde G. Carpenter: Married Ruth Nolf and resided at 1014 Center Street, West Easton, Pennsylvania.  Clyde and Ruth had the following children:

 

(1) Carol Carpenter: Born 1934.

 

(2) Clyde W. Carpenter: Born 1944.

  

(c. Vernon Carpenter: Married Mary Pipta and had the following children:

 

(1) Karen/Karren/Kaaren Carpenter: Born 1943.

 

(2) Helene Carpenter: Born 1939.

 

(6. Edward “Ned”/"Ed" Nixon Diament: (more info) Born 26 February 1888 at Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died August 1951 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married Anna Florence Beck (b. May 1892, d. 14 Dec 1952), daughter of William H. and Elizabeth (Murray) Beck, on 6 May 1911 in Broome County and resided at 3 Park Terrace, Binghamton, New York.  Ned and Anna had the following children:

 

(a. Edward Nixon Diament, Jr.: Born 4 February 1911.  Died (drowned) 5 June 1932 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

(b. Marion Ruth Diament: (photos) Born 2 May 1912.  Died 26 May 1994 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York; had stroke after stroke to the point she couldn’t take care of herself and moved to the Ideal Sr. Living Center at Endicott, New York; cremated, with ashes interred Chenango Valley Cemetery beside Diament ancestors.  Married Carlton Thomas Conklin (b. 1908, d. Sep 1995 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease; cremated, with ashes interred beside Marion) on Saturday, 3 August 1929 at Binghamton by Reverend Charles Henry Gilbert and had the following children:

 

(1) Lucille Ann/Anna Conklin: Born 1929.  Married Howard William Luton (b. 20 Aug 1922, d. 17 May 1999 from complications of cancer), son of Paul and Ethel (Johnson) Luton, in 1949 and in 1998 resided in Tennessee.  Lucille and Howard had the following children:

 

(a) Sue Ellen Luton: Born 1952.  Married Michael Eugene Vanhook and in 1998 resided in Alabama.  Sue and Michael had the following children:

 

[1. Emily Page Vanhook.

 

[2. Aaron Michael Vanhook.

 

(b) Ann Elizabeth Luton “Betsy”: Born 1955.  Employed as a school teacher.  Married Warren Gene Hunter, Jr. and in 1998 resided at Huntsville, Alabama.

 

(c) William “Billy” Howard Luton: Married Mary Kaye Hall and in 1998 resided at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  William and Mary had the following son:

 

[1. Trent Edward Luton.

 

(2) Thomas Edward Conklin.

 

(3) Janet Alyne Conklin: Born 1932.  Married William “Bill” Becker Hawver in 1954/56 and resided in New York.  Apparently also resided in Illinois.  William and Janet had the following children:

 

(a) Lucinda “Cindy” Ann Hawver: Born 1955.  Married Joseph “Joe” Rayome and resided in New York.  Cindy and Joe were subsequently divorced.  They had the following children:

 

[1. Joseph “Joey” Rayome, Jr.

 

[2. Rebecca “Becky” Rayome.

 

(b) Denise Hawver: Married George Moyse and had the following children:

 

[1. Daniel “Danny” Moyse.

 

[2. Kristin Moyse.

 

(c) David Hawver: Married Fran Zappa and in 1998 resided in South Carolina.  Before marrying David, Fran had the following daughter:

 

[1. Elizabeth (?).

 

David and Fran (Zappa) Hawver had the following son:

 

[2. Carlton “Carl” Hawver.

 

(d) Kevin Hawver: Married Nancy Scherer and in 1998 resided in Illinois.  Kevin and Nancy had the following children:

 

[1. Dona Hawver.

 

[2. Megan Hawver.

 

(e) Bruce Hawver: Married Michelle Notebar and in 1998 resided in Illinois.  Bruce and Michelle had the following son:

 

[1. Richard William Hawver: Born 1998.

 

(4) Carol Lynn Conklin: Born 1941.  Married Jerry Lewis Bailey on 19 February 1966 and in 1998 resided in California.  Carol and Jerry had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Amy Kate Bailey: In 1998 resided in Washington and was married there in July of that year.

 

(b) Keri Lynn Bailey: Married Christopher (?) and in 1998 resided in California.  Keri and Christopher had the following son:

 

[1. Christopher Michael Bailey.

 

(5) Alan Beck Conklin: (more info) Retired from the Kodak Corporation, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.  Married Susan “Sue” Joan Secord (more info), daughter of Norman I. Secord of Binghamton, New York, and resided in South Carolina.  Alan and Susan had the following children:

 

(a) Mark Alan Conklin: Employed as an attorney.

 

(b) Mellisaa Anne Conklin:  Married Mike (?).  In 1998 resided in New York.

 

(c) Michael “Mike” Andrew Conklin: In 1998 resided in New York.

 

(7. Ruth Van Noy Diament: (photos) (more info) Born 20 October 1893 at Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Was residing at Pittston, Pennsylvania when she died 19 December 1967 at Pittston, Pennsylvania from complications of old age, diabetes and cardiac problems; interred Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Exeter Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  Married Reverend Charles Charlie Henry Gilbert (photos) (more info)(b. 22 Apr 1891 at Binghamton, Broome Co., N.Y., d. Thursday, 7 May 1983; interred same plot as Ruth), son of Samuel Eugene and Sarah C. (Stowell) Gilbert, on 14 November 1917 at Hillcrest, Binghamton, and had the following children:

 

(a. Dorothy Dottie Ruth Gilbert: (photos) (more info) Born 26 July 1920 at Good Shepherd (now University) Hospital, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York when her parents resided at Lisle, New York.  Died 2012.  Was an administrator at a nursing school and was employed as a nursing midwife.  Did missionary work in Africa for many years.

 

(b. Catherine Cathy Hyla Gilbert: (photos) (more info)

 

Born 11 August 1924 at home in Lisle, Broome County, New York.  Died Thursday, 24 November 2005, age 81, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; interred Mt. Zion Cemetery, Exeter Township, Pennsylvania.  In 1942 graduated from Kingston Township High School.  In 1949 graduated from Drew University’s Brother’s College, Madison, New Jersey with a BA degree majoring in education.  Later graduated from Cortland State Teacher’s College, Cortland, New York with an MA degree majoring in early childhood development.

 

Was a kindergarten teacher in Mexico, New York and Maine, New York.  Later taught hand crafts at Wilkes-Barre’s YMCA and at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Was also an accomplished musician.  In retirement resided on Oberdorfer Road, West Pittston, Exeter Township, Pennsylvania.  Later resided with her sister, Dorothy, in Wesley Village, a Methodist retirement home at Pittston, Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania.

 

Of interest, Charles Henry Gilbert often used Charles Henry Hitchcock Gilbert as his name in both formal and informal settlings, because (daughter, Dorothy) “he had great veneration for Reverend Henry Hitchcock, who was a preacher Charles knew in his youth and was an inspiration in Charles’ decision to be a clergyman himself.”

 

Charles and Ruth had a cottage in the woods of Pennsylvania called “Fern Side.”

 

(8. Mary Catherine Diament “Catherine”: Born 27 July 1896.  Died 16 June 1897.

 

Following the death of Sarah Ellen (Biles) Diament, Franklin Nixon Diament married (2nd) Emma (Martin) Buck (more info) (d. 24 Feb 1923 in OH, age 81 yrs, 2 mo., 22 days) on 16 June 1908; Reverend A. J. Herries officiated at the ceremony held at Lake Carey, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Following their wedding Frank and Emma traveled to New York City to attend the Diament Reunion being held at the home of Bessie (Diament) Carpenter, and from there traveled to Bridgeton, New Jersey.  Of interest, Emma had at least 6 children from her 1st marriage to (?) Buck, and they provided a large blanket of carnations at her funeral.

 

Of interest, on 13 January 1930, a couple of months before his death in April 1930, Franklin Nixon Diament was a patient at the New York State Hospital at Binghamton, popularly referred to as the State Insane Asylum.  He was still there on in February.

 

e. Infant son: Born February 1858.  Died 26 February 1858 (Note: Biles Cem Book had 28 Feb).

 

f. William "Will" “Willie” Lewis Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 20 July 1858 at Porterville (near Homets Ferry), Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 22 December 1949 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a carpenter and mason.  Married Norah/Nora Farr (b. 11 Sep 1857 (1956, per Mrs. Earl Biles), d. 2 May 1909), daughter of Dewitt and Mary E. (Vaughn) Farr, on 12 January 1883 and resided at Wilmot, Pennsylvania.  William and Norah had the following children:

 

(1. Dewitt Madison Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 9 February 1884 at Wilmot, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. Homets Ferry, PA).  Died 2 October 1957 at Waverly, New York; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Before marriage resided at 189 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, Otsego County, New York.  Member of the Sayre Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.  Married his high school sweetheart, Maude Deana Transue (photos) (more info)(also seen: middle names Dineh & Dina) (b. 11 Apr 1883, d. 26 Jul 1959 (age 76) at Tioga General Hospital, Sayre; interred Tioga Point Cemetery), daughter of Horace and Elizabeth (Cummins) Transue, on 18 June 1913 and resided at 609 Stevenson Street, Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Dewitt and Maude had the following children:

 

(a. Thelma V. Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 21 September 1914.  Died 8 March 1985, age 70.  Was living “at home” with her mother at the time of her mother’s death.  Employed as a bookkeeper for "The Evening Times," Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Paul J. Cummings (d. 4 Jun 1978, age 72) and resided at Sayre.  Married (2nd) Ellsworth Arthur on 1 January 1979 at Sayre.  Thelma and Ellsworth resided at 609 Stevenson Street, Sayre (her parents' residence) during the warm months, and in the colder months they resided at 12651 Seminole Boulevard, Largo, Florida.

 

(b. Gerald Transue Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 17 June 1916 at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died Monday, 9 June 1958, age 41, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre from complications of a heart attack; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from the Sayre Area Joint High School.  Was employed as a Department Supervisor at Ingersoll-Rand, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Married Frances “Fran” Elsbree (more info) (b. 23 Aug 1915 at Windham, PA, d. 26 Feb 1998), daughter of James “Jim” E. and Dora (Havens) Elsbree of Athens, on 20 April 1936.  Gerald was an avid member of the Susquehanna Valley Audubon Society since 1943, as well as the Chemung Audubon Society, and resided at 410 1st Street, Athens, Pennsylvania.  Gerald and Fran had the following children:

 

(1) Barbara Lynda Biles: Born 27 February 1938 at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 June 1967; interred Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married, as his 1st wife, Paul Underwood Shores, son of Joseph and Edith (Underwood) Shores (and grandson of Harry and Iola (?) Shores) of East Athens, in 1957 at Athens and subsequently resided at Athens.  In 1972 resided at Penfield, New York.  Barbara and Paul had the following children:

 

(a) Kathryn Lynn Shores: Born 1958 at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b) Jerry Shores.

 

Paul Underwood Shores married (2nd) (?).

 

(2) Virginia Biles: Born 1943.  Married Carl Cole of Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Jennifer Cole.

 

(3) Laura Gail Biles: (more info) Born 1954.  Graduated from Athens High School, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) David Edwin Moon of Auburn, New York, son of Edwin Moon of New York (who also had daughter, Chris Moon, and son, Thomas Moon), in 1972 at the Athens United Methodist Church, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  David Moon graduated from Waverly High School, Waverly, Tioga County, New York and Auburn Community College, Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.  Laura and David resided in New York.  Laura married (2nd) John Lucy in 1979 and resided in Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Earl Dewitt Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 1 June 1918 at Sayre, Bradford County, New York.  Died at home Thursday, 8 December 1977, age 59.  Resided at 107 Orchard Avenue, West Seneca, New York. Graduated 1936 from Sayre High School.  Employed by the Niagara Machine and Tool Company, Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Married Norma Matot, daughter of Adam and Madlyn (Luty) Matot of Buffalo, New York, on 26 November 1942 and resided at Gardenville (suburb of Buffalo), Erie County, New York.  In 1958 resided at West Seneca, New York.  Earl and Norma had the following children:

 

(1) Bonnie Biles: Born 1943.  Married Ralph Chaney and resided in New York.  Bonnie and Ralph had the following children:

 

(a) Glenn Chaney.

 

(b) David Chaney.

 

(c) Joel Chaney.

 

(d) Benjamin Chaney.

 

(2) Gerald "Jerry" W. Biles: Born 1947 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  In 1977 resided in New York.  Married (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.  Gerald and his wife had the following children:

 

(a) Michele Biles: Born 1973.

 

(b) Cheryl Biles: Born 1978.

 

(3) Kathleen "Kathy" Pearl Biles: Born 1954.  Married Paul Adams and resided in New York.

 

(d. Leonard William Biles “Bill”: (photos) Born 14 May 1920.  Died 22 September 2002 at Orlando, Florida from complications of acute myeloid leukemia; cremated remains interred Florida National Cemetery, Sumter County (near Bushnell), Florida.  Married Thorna Lucy Thompson (photos) (after marriage legally changed to Inez (Thompson) Biles) (b. 29 Jul 1926 at Duchesne, Duchesne Co., UT; d. 7 Mar 1984 at Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., NY from complications of cancer; cremated remains spread from a helicopter over Round Lake, Ontario, Canada) of Duchesne County, Utah on 7 September 1945 and resided at 245 Crowly Street, Lockport (Buffalo area), Erie County, New York.  In 1977 resided at Newfane, Niagara County, New York.  Leonard and Inez had the following children:

 

(1) Dawn Marie Biles: Born 1947 in a hospital at Buffalo, Erie County, New York; adopted at birth.  Married Paul Marczewski in 1971 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York and in 2011 resided in New York.  Dawn and Paul had the following daughter:

 

(a) Daena Marie Marczewski: Born 1969 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Married Michael Marsh in 2003 and in 2011 resided in New York.

 

(2) Michael Earl Biles (changed to Michael David Biles in the 1970s): Born 1952 in a hospital at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Enlisted in the US Air Force in the 1970s.  Married (1st) Sheila Ann Hlavac in 1976 in Italy, where they were both assigned in the Air Force.  Michael and Sheila had the following son:

 

(a) Matthew Bryan Biles: Born 1985 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

Michael and Sheila (Hlavac) Biles were subsequently divorced.  Michael married (2nd) Corrine Stefaniak in 1988 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York and in 2011 resided in New York.  Michael and Corrine had the following son:

 

(b) Alexander Christopher Biles: Born 1989 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

(3) Steven "Steve" Leonard Biles: Born 18 August 1954 in a hospital at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died Saturday, 19 October 2013, age 59, at Winter Springs, Florida; cremated remains interred Florida National Cemetery, Sumter County (near Bushnell), Florida.  Served in the US Navy.  Married (1st) Denise Ann Brown (b. , d. late 1990s at Walterboro, SC from complications of multiple sclerosis) in 1973 at Lockport, Niagara County, New York and resided there.  Subsequently resided at Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida and Winter Springs, Seminole County, Florida.  Steven and Denise had the following children:

 

(a) Angela Marie Biles: Born 1974 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Married Michael Quirk in 1996 in Louisiana and resided there in 2011.

 

(b) Andrea Denise Biles: Born 1975.  Married (1st) Kevin Naish in 1993 at Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina and had the following daughter:

 

[1. Asia Sarai Naish: Born 1993 at Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina.

 

Kevin and Andrea (Biles) Naish were subsequently divorced.  Andrea married (2nd) Sean Slusser in 1995 at Beaufort, South Carolina and had the following daughter:

 

[2. Hannah Jane Slusser: Born 1995 at Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina.

 

Sean and Andrea (Biles) Slusser were subsequently divorced.  Andrea married (3rd) Robert Guchereau in 2000 at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana and in 2011 resided there.  Andrea and Robert had the following children:

 

[3. Aidan Michael Guchereau: Born 2001 at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

 

[4. Ayla Rose Guchereau: Born 2010 at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

 

Steven and Denise (Brown) Biles were subsequently divorced.  Steven married (2nd) Linda "Lula" Myrtle Warren in 1984 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York and in 2011 resided in Florida.  Steven and Linda had the following children:

 

(c) Robert William Biles: Born 1988 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

(d) Steven Michael Biles: Born 1990 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

(e) Christopher John Biles: Born 1995 at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.

 

(4) Gary William Biles: 10 March 1956 in a hospital at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Died at Buffalo on 30 October 1991 from complications of a brain hemorrhage; cremated remains spread in Chareston, South Carolina harbor.  Never married; no children.

 

(5) Michelle Constance Biles: Born 1957 in a hospital at Buffalo, Erie County, New York.  Veteran of the US Air Force from 1976 to 1980.  Later employed as a federal civil servant.  Married (1st) Ronald "Ron" Gene Whited in 1983 at Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York.  Ron was also a veteran of the US Air Force.  Michelle and Ron had the following son:

 

(a) Michael "Mike" David Biles Whited (at birth named Michael David Biles): Born 1983.  In 2011 resided in Maryland.

 

Ronald and Michelle (Biles) Whited were subsequently divorced.  Michelle married (2nd) Robert Lee Cox in 1998 at Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina and in 2011 resided in Maryland; no children.

 

(2. Eva Biles: (perhaps Evelyn?) (photos) Born 25 July 1888 in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died December 1968/January 1969.  Married Arthur Abrams (b. 14 Mar 1880, d. 18 Sep 1950), son of David and Emily (Ormsby) Abrams of Wilmot Township (who had six additional children: 3 sons and 3 daughters, the last died young), on 21 December 1907.  Of Interest, David Abrahams emigrated from Wales to America at age 8 and fought in the Civil War.  In 1949 Arthur and Eva resided in Wilmot Township, Pennsylvania.  Later they resided at 302 Chemung Street, Sayre, Pennsylvania.  Eva and Arthur had the following children:

 

(a. Naomi Abrams: Born 13 December 1908 in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died ; interred Norconk Cemetery in Wilmot Township.  Married Oscar Bradley Steele/Steel (b. 5 Apr 1905), son of Raymond and Emma (Norconk) Steele of Wilmot, on 12 September 1927 and resided in Wilmot Township.  Naomi and Oscar had the following children:

 

(1) Herbert Dewitt Steele: Born 1928 in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Leola Brown (b. 1929) in 1948 and resided at Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.  Herbert and Leola had the following children:

 

(a) Herbert Randy Steele “Randy”: Born 1952 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b) Sally Steele: Born 1954?

 

(c) Susan Steele: Born 1964?

 

(2) Florence Fern Steele: Born 1930 in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Thomas Taylor (b. 1927) in 1950 and in 1972 resided in Pennsylvania.  Apparently later resided in the Elmira, Broome County, New York area.  Thomas and Florence had the following Children:

 

(a) Linda Florence Taylor: Born 1952.  Married Wayne Merritt, son of Leslie Merritt of Milan, Pennsylvania, in 1971 at Milan.

 

(b) Jerry Thomas Taylor: Born 1954.

 

(c) Karen Mae Taylor: Born 1957.

 

(d) Sandra “Sandy” Ann Taylor: Triplet.  Born 1961.

 

(e) Sheila Lea/Lee Taylor: Triplet.  Born 1961.

 

(f) Sharon Marie Taylor: Triplet.  Born 1961.

 

(3) Jennie Charlene/Charline Steele “Charlene”: Born 25 June 1934 in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died just before Halloween.  Married Dale E. Phillips, son of (?) and Rose (?) Phillips and had four children.  Dale was in the US Navy and in 1960 was stationed at Charleston, South Carolina.  The entire family died in an automobile accident on 15 April 1963; interred Colley Cemetery near Dushore on Route 87.  Jennie and Dale had the following children:

 

(a) Rose Marie Phillips: Born 8 August 1956.  Died 15 April 1963.

 

(b) Dale E. Phillips, Jr.: Born 15 September 1957.  Died 15 April 1963.

 

(c) Allen Lee Phillips: Died 15 April 1963.

 

(d) Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Phillips: Born 15 November 1960.  Died 15 April 1963.

 

(b. Dewitt Madison Abrams: Born 19 October 1910.  Died in the mid to early 1960, shortly after his 2nd wife, Grace, died.  Married (1st) Geraldine Finan (b. 1920), daughter of Patrick and Mary (?) Finan of New Albany Township, in 1939 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Dewitt and Geraldine had the following children:

 

(1) Dewitt “Sonny” Martin Abrams: (by one acct: “Jr.”) Born 1940.  Married Barbara Finan, daughter of Gerald Finan of Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, in 1959 at Dushmore and resided in Pennsylvania.  Resided at Dushore, Pennsylvania when daughter, Ginger, was born.  Dewitt and Barbara had the following children:

 

(a) Tammy Abrams.

 

(b) Keith Arthur Abrams: Born 1961.

 

(c) Ginger Abrams. (female) Born 1961.

 

(d) Kerry Abrams. (male) Born 1966.

 

(2) Anita Marie Abrams: Born 1941.  Married Richard Ottovianni and had the following children:

 

(a) Richard “Ricky” Ottovianni: Born 1963.

 

(b) Stephen David Ottovianni: Born 1965.

 

Dewitt Madison and Geraldine (Finan) Abrams were subsequently divorced.  Dewitt married (2nd) Gladys Bracken on 28 May 1965 and resided at Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.  Geraldine married (2nd) (?) Koes.

 

(c. Jennie Elizabeth Abrams: Born 3 March 1916.  Died 23 October 1970.  Was residing at Wilmot when at least the following children were born: Beverly, Arthur, and Melvin.  Was residing at New Albany, Pennsylvania when she died 23 October 1970.  Married Chester W. Bennett (b. 16 May 1910, son of Darius and Elizabeth (Shaffer) Bennett of Terry Township, on 7 June 1933 (also seen m. 1934) and had the following children:

 

(1) Beverly Ann Bennett: Born 1934 (also seen 1936).  Of New Albany, Pennsylvania.  Married Floyd R. Heim of Dallas, Pennsylvania in 1953 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Floyd and Beverly had the following children:

 

(a) Dennis Heim: Born 1960.

 

(b) Barbara Ann Heim: Born 1961?

 

(2) Arthur Mason Bennett: Born 1935.  Married Joyce Owen in 1959 and resided in New York.  Arthur and Joyce had the following children:

 

(a) Allen David Bennett: Born 1959.

 

(b) Robert “Bob” Arthur Bennett: Born 1961.

 

(c) Shannon Bennett. (female)

 

(d) Susan Bennett: Born November 1964.

 

(3) Clifford Eugene Bennett: Born 1937 (also seen b. 1936).  Married Ida Height/Hite, daughter of Robert Height/Hite of RR 2, Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and had the following children:

 

(a) Bryon Bennett: Born 1963.

 

(b) Lauri Bennett: Born about 1967.

 

(4) William “Bill” Lewis Bennett: Born 1938.  Married Barbara Carol Wilbur, daughter of Carl and Betty (Hatch) Wilbur of Endicott, Broome County, New York, in 1959.  Bill and Barbara were employed in Owego, New York.  William and Barbara had the following children:

 

(a) Theresa Bennett: Born 1960.

 

(b) Beth Ann Bennett: Born 1965.

 

(5) Melvin LaVern Bennett: Born 1940.  Married Elizabeth Kinsman in 1966.

 

(6) Kenneth “Kenny” Harold Bennett: Born 1942.  Married Cynthia “Cindy” Elizabeth Miller in 1965.

 

Note: An Allen David Bennett (b. 1959) is probably the son of one of the preceding children of Chester and Jennie (Abrams) Bennett.  At the time Allen’s parents resided at Endicott, New York.

 

(d. Florence Abrams: Died young.

 

(e. Geraldine Ann Abrams: (photos) Born 6 March 1919.  Married Harry Koes (b. 2 Feb 1917) on 7 December 1940 and resided at Mildred, Pennsylvania.  Harry and Geraldine had the following children:

 

(1) Eva Marie Koes: (photos) Born 1942.  Married Robert George Tipping “George” and resided in New York.  George and Eva had the following daughter:

 

(a) Karen Ann Tipping: Born 1963.

 

(b) Stephen David Tipping: Born 1965.

 

(2) Harry Koes, Jr.: Born 1943.  Married Judy Wiesbrod in 1964 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Harry and Judy had the following son:

 

(a) James Michael Koes: Born 1965.

 

(f. Harold Biles Abrams: Born 11 January 1921.  Died 6 May 1976, age 55.  Resided at Lopez, Pennsylvania (SW of Wyalusing).  Married Dorothy Koes (b. 23 Mar 1918), daughter of Nicholas and Mary (?) Koes of Dureya, on 17 July 1942 and resided at Lopez, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.  In 1947 resided at Bernice, Sullivan County.  Harold and Dorothy had the following children:

 

(1) Janet Ann Abrams: Born 1943.  Married Ronald Lee Kendall/Kendal in 1963 and resided in Pennsylvania.  Ronald and Janet had the following son:

 

(a) Timothy “Tim” Lee Kendall: Born 1965.

 

(2) Carol Lee Abrams: Born 1945.  Married Richard Gerald Taylor on 3 February (?) and resided in Pennsylvania.  Richard and Carol had the following daughter:

 

(a) Debra Lee Taylor: Born 1963.

 

(b) David Richard Taylor: Born 1964.

 

(c) Christopher Taylor: Born 1966.

 

(3) Nicholas Arthur Abrams: (more info) Born 1948.  Graduated 1967 from Sullivan County High School.  Married Elizabeth Jean Thomas, daughter of Burton M. Thomas of New York, in October (?).  Elizabeth graduated from Waverly High School in 1968.

 

(4) Patricia Sue Abrams: Born 1955.

 

(5) Michell/Michelle Abrams: Born 1958.

 

g. Jennie May/Mae Biles: (photos) Born 12 May 1862/63 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 5 April 1930 at Burlington, Bradford County (per Biles Cemetery book) from complications of endocarditis (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart).  Was living (unmarried) with her brother, Thomas, on the original Biles Homestead at the time of her death on 5 April 1930.

 

h. Thomas “Tommy” Puller Biles: (photos) (more info) Born 3 September 1864 at Homets Ferry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; named after his mother's brother-in-law, Thomas Puller (Para 3.e. of gen 2a of the Van Noy Annex).  Died 3 August 1931.  Never married.  Resided with his parents and unmarried sister, Jennie his entire life.  Apparently had a heart condition from birth that precluded strenuous work.  Died 3 August 1931, a little more than one year after Jennie, at which time the original Alexander Patterson Biles homestead near Homets Ferry was sold outside the Biles family to Charles Campbell.

 

1910 US Census: Thomas P. Biles, age 42 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. NJ), single, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Wylalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his mother, Catharine L. Biles, age 83 (b. NJ; parents b. NJ) and widowed; sister, Jennie M. Biles, age 45 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. NJ) and single; and niece, Theresa O. Biles, age 26 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and single.

 

14. Betsy/Betsey Elizabeth/Aurilla Biles: (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 23/3 May 1826 in Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (only child of Alexander Patterson Biles to be born in PA).  Died 8 April 1901 at the home of her daughter, Caltha, in/near Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Calvin W. Camp (b. 7 Oct 1819 at Camptown (also seen: b. Canada); d. 17 Oct 1887/89 at Camptown), son of Elijah and Phoebe “Sallie” (Wells) Camp of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, on 12 December 1847.  Built their residence (a log house) in increments, the 1st in 1846, and the remainder in 1870.  Of interest, one of Betsy’s DePew nieces (daughter of her sister, Rebecca and James DePew, Para 9, above) resided with Betsy at some point.  Betsey was a lifelong member of the Merryall Presbyterian Church.  She and Calvin resided near Camptown and had the following children:

 

a. Myron Scott Camp: Born 5 May 1852 at Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Pronounced dead 21 November 1935 at Sayre, Bradford County from injuries sustained when hit by a car at Camptown.  Married Mary Fish (b. 16 Mar 1853 in NY, d. 1931 at Camptown), daughter of Ephraim (d. 23 Jan 1890) and Sally Ann (?) Fish (d. 21 Jan 1901/20 Aug 1932), on 23 December 1874 and resided in the house Myron’s parents built.  Of interest, Sally Ann Fish had hoped to have her husband’s remains moved from the Lime Hill Cemetery to the Tunkhannock Cemetery before she died, so she, too, could be interred there, presumably near her relatives.  However, Sally didn’t get that done, so she was interred with her husband at Lime Hill.  Myron and Mary (Fish) Camp had the following children:

 

(1. Nellie L. Camp: Born 29/23 September 1875.  Married (1st) Harry Morley/Henry Fawley on 11 November 1896.  They had no children and subsequently divorced.  Nellie L. (Camp) Morley married (2nd) Harry Tremain.

 

(2. Myrtle “Myrtie”/”Mertie” Camp: Born 11 April 1877.  Died 10 April 1884.

 

(3. Inez “Ina” Annetta/Annette Camp: Born 27 May 1885.  Died 1954.  Married Irving/Irvin Merrithew (more info) (b. 1885, d. Sunday, 3 December 1967, age 82, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY) and resided at 274 Floral Avenue, Johnson City, New York.  Irving was employed by the Endicott Johnson Corporation.  Of interest: Irving had two brothers: Burt Merithew and Perl Merithew.  Irving and Inez had the following children:

 

(a. Myron A. Merrithew: (more info) Died 25 December 1984 at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.  Married Lorretta (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Stanley Merrithew: Died young.

 

(2) David Merrithew: In 1958 was in school.

 

(3) Son.

 

(b. Alfred W. Merrithew: Resided at Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

(c. Laverne Merrithew.

 

(4. Emogene Camp: Born 1 December 1887/86.  Married Frank E. Wiggins; no children.  In 1958 resided below Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania (about 1 mile below the railroad crossing).

 

(5. Leslie/Lester Scott Camp: Born 13 April 1890.  Died 10 October 1946; interred Tioga Point Cemetery.  Married Sarah A. Morley (b. 5 May 1893 in Athens Twp, PA, d. Jun 1964), daughter of Roadrick Huston and Frances Isabel (Chandler) Morley, on 21 December 1911 at Waverly, New York (also seen: Binghamton, Broome Co., NY) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Delephine Camp: Was employed as a nurse in Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

b. Melina/Malina Annetta/Annette Camp: Born 27 July 1861/60 at Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 17 June 1862/61, age 11 months (approximately).

 

c. Caltha "Callie" Elizabeth Camp: (more info) Born 27 December 1863 (also seen: 1 Dec 1864) at Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died there at home 24 March 1958 (age 94); interred Camptown Cemetery.  Joined the Presbyterian Church at Merryall on 17 June 1879 and was a member of the Camptown Presbyterian Church for 78 years.  Married Leslie Edwin Barns/Barnes (b. 31 Jan 1860 at Camptown, d. 15 Jan 1944 at Wyalusing) of Camptown, son of Edwin Burr and Esther (Verbeck) Barnes, on 7 July 1887 and had the following children:

 

(1. Child: Died young.

 

(2. Child: Died young.

 

(3. Leland Camp Barns: (more info) Born 1891.  Died 9 February 1968.  Resided with his parents at Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

(2. Esther Barns: Married, as his 2nd wife, James Kinsella and in 1958 resided part time at St. Petersburg, Florida.  Esther had no children of her own, but James had children from a prior marriage.

 

(3. Bessie “Bess” Anita Barns: (more info) Born 10 January 1894.  Died 11 May 1977.  Married, perhaps as his 2nd marriage, Robert W. Smith (d. 17 Mar 1975, age 82, at Camptown, PA) on 25 May 1922 and resided at Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Perhaps Robert had the following children from a 1st marriage (source notes are uncommonly vague):

 

(a. Pet Smith: Male.

 

(b. Let Smith: Married (?) Fuller.

 

Robert W. and Bessie Annetta (Barns) Smith had the following children:

 

(c. Jeanette “Janet” Smith: Born 15 March 1924.  Died 22 December 1929.

 

(d. Roberta Camp Smith: Born 1928.

  

(4. Marjorie/Margery Mae Barns: Born 5 January 1900 at Dryden, Tompkins County, New York.  Died 6 June 1981 in the Ithaca, New York area.  Before marriage Marjorie resided with her parents at Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Ralph Emerson Cobb (b. abt 1900, d. 27 Sep 1960, age 60), son of Dutton Cobb, on 15 October 1919 and resided at Dryden, Tompkins County, New York.  In 1952 they operated a roadside diner at Milford.  Marjorie and Ralph had the following children:

 

(a. Ernest D. Cobb: (more info) Twin.  Born 11 April 1920.  Died Monday, 17 July 1972, age 52, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, from complications of cancer; interred Riverview Cemetery, Oxford, Chenango County, New York.  Veteran of World War II.  Employed at the Electrical Bonus Division of the Bendix Corporation at Sidney, New York.  Married Emaline Ellen Hodge “Ellen” (b. 1921) and had the following children:

 

(1) Nancy Jean Cobb: Born 1940.  Married Edward “Ed” Bell and resided in, New York.

 

(2) Ronald "Ron" Henry Cobb: Born 1944.  In 1972 resided in New York.  Has an interest in his family's history, which he recorded at http://www.ancestry.com/.

 

(3) Linda Lorraine Cobb: Born 1946.  Married Frederick Conklin and resided in New York.

 

(4) Lawrence Cobb: In 1972 resided in South Carolina.

 

(5) Darlene Cobb: Resided in New York.

 

(6) Marjorie Cobb: Resided in New York.  Married (?) Mead.

 

(b. Emerson L. Cobb: Twin.  Born 11 April 1920.  Died 16 March 2011; interred Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Bradford County, New York.  Veteran of World War II; at one point was a Master Sergeant assigned to the 763rd AC and W Squadron, Lockport, New York.

 

Married Frances Bergavin (b. 16 Nov 1923, d. 19 Nov 2014; interred with Emerson) and resided at Smithville Flats, Chenango County, New York.  In 1951 Frances resided at 56 Congressional Walk, Langfield Homes, Buffalo 15, New York.  Emerson and Frances had the following children:

 

(1) Nadine June Cobb: Born 1943 at Norwich, Chenango County, New York.  Married Francis Eugene Froebel (b. 1939 at Olean, NY and had the following children:

 

(a) Robert Truman Froebel: Born 1966 at Essex Junction, Vermont.  Married (?) in 1983.

 

(b) Sarah Louise Froebel: Born 1969 at Essex Junction, Vermont.

 

(2) Patricia Elaine Cobb: Born 1947 at Norwich, Chenango County, New York.  Married Robert B. Kellogg (b. 18 Jun 1946 at Binghamton, Broome Co., NY) and had the following son:

 

(a) Marcus Raymond Kellogg: Born 1972 at Laguna Beach, California.

 

Robert B. and Patricia Elaine (Cobb) Kellogg were subsequently divorced.

 

(3) Bruce Wayne Cobb: Born 1956 at Susquakenna, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  Married Debbie Tice (b. at Binghamton, Broome Co., NY) in 1976 and had the following son:

 

(a) Joshua Tyson Cobb: Born 1981.

 

(c. Donald C. Cobb: Born 25 October 1921.  Died 18 October 2011; interred Quick Cemetery, Brooktondale, Tompkins County, New York.  Married Christine Faith Roe (b. 9 Apr 1924, d. 1 Jul 2012; interred with Donald), daughter of Frank Asbury and Lenna D. (Bennett) Roe and sister of Althea, (Para. (d., below), and resided in New York.  Donald and Christine had the following children:

 

(1) Marian Grace Cobb: Born 1945.

 

(2) Robert Paul Cobb: Born 1950.

 

(d. Reverend Harold Philip Cobb: Born 10 April 1925.  Died 3 July 2014.  Married Althea Dawn Roe (b. 1927), daughter of Frank Asbury and Lenna D. (Bennett) Roe and sister of Christine, (Para. (c., above), and in 1972 resided in New York.  Harold and Althea had the following children.

 

(1) Philip David Cobb: Born 1947.

 

(2) Richard Frank Cobb: Born 1949.

 

Following the death of Ralph Emerson Cobb, Marjorie (Barns) Cobb married (2nd), late in life and as his 2nd wife, her brother-in-law, Ernest Cobb (d. soon after marriage to Marjorie), who had the following children from his 1st marriage to Edna Shumway (see Para. 3a.c.(3.(a.(1) of the John Irvine (3) page):

 

(e. Gertrude Cobb: Married Donald Seeley, and in 1972 resided in New York.

 

(f. Howard Cobb: In 1972 resided in New York.

 

(g. Calvin Cobb: In 1972 resided in Virginia.

 

(h. Virginia Cobb: Married Almon White, and in 1972 resided in New York.

 

(i. Charlotte Cobb: Employed as an airline stewardess.  Resided in Hawaii.

 

(j. Kenneth Cobb: Born 1940.

 

(5. Victor Barns: Born 1904.  Died 1925.  Never married.

 

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Special thanks to the following people for their extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex (no order intended):

 

1. John Addison Biles.

 

2. Marian Elizabeth Biles.

 

3. Mary Elizabeth (Biles) Watt.

 

4. Martin Broomall and Frances Lee (Kennedy) Biles.

 

5. Sandra Alice (Degnan) Seaman, paragraph 4.C.1.k.(2.(a.(1)(a), above.

 

6. Susan Lee (Wooley) (Salciccioli) Coleman, paragraph 4.C.9.b.(4.(f.(1)(c), above.

 

7. Bonnie Lucille & Linda Jean Andrews, paragraph 4.C.2.i.(1.(e.(1)& (3), above.

 

8. Ronald Ray Gretz, paragraph 4.C.1.a.(4.(c.(7)(a), above.

 

* Smithfield (Lower, Middle, and Uppper), per Marian Biles

 

“Middle Smithfield is above the Delaware Water Gap, and above Stroudsburg a short distance, just back from the Delaware River on the west side.  I think it would be just below Marshall’s Creek on route 209 (on my 1973 road atlas).  Middle Smithfield Church was interesting – really the only thing I remember about a tiny place.  The cemetery out back was mostly in woods.  I saw some toward the front with Dutch spelling on them.  I think Eleanor Patterson Biles was buried at Shawnee, which I didn’t see, on the other road near the river.  They may have lived between the two modern roads.  I thought I could find the farm, because Grandpa’s letter told who lived there in 1883 (about), but I couldn’t find an atlas of the area that showed the old roads and names by houses where they lived.

Middle Smithfield was a township, I believe – later divided into two, then three areas.  I guess they didn’t move.  The Town and later County lines moved around them.  They were in Wayne County (formed 1798) and Pike County (formed 1814) and later, Monroe County (formed 1836 – after they left!), but Granpa said, “Where it is now Monroe County.”  So, the Lower, Middle, and Upper Smithfield divisions.  The church is the only thing of note – hardly notice it as you pass.”

 

Notes from Marian Biles:

 

1. Grace Hillis had the old grandfather’s clock from Alexander Paterson Biles’ home.  She gave it to Ruth (Diament) Gilbert (d. 1961), who resided with husband, Charles Henry Gilbert, at Pittston, Pennsylvania.

 

2. A letter from Maud Van Natta, 9 June 1967, after the death of her mother, Mary Ann (Strunk) Vargason said: “Leonard Hobbie of Athens, has the old Alexander P. Biles bed now.”

 

3. The Clarence Biles family of Greene, New York had an old Biles homespun quilt.  Mary Ann Strunk Vargason said the weaving was done by Eleanor Biles Strunk, and the plaid and stripe designs were “set up” by her husband, Jacop Struck.

 

4. In January 1985 Mrs. Philip Gustafson (1991 Stanford Road, Columbus, OH 43212) had the Alexander P. Biles Bible and the Lewis Biles Bibles, both of which contained no family pages.  In the summer of 1995 Tammy Gustafson sent a copy of a page she found among her mother’s papers which appeared to be a copy of a page written by Alexander P. Biles about the family.

 

5. I have come to believe that Rosannah Paterson Biles could neither read nor write, which is why she brought her daughter home when Alexander (1783 – 1855) would not permit her daughter to “set in” on the reading classes while working for her grandfather.  He taught school (in season) in the south room upstairs.  Emma Biles said.  Later the Porterville School house was built at the corner, south of the house, not far from where the Charles Biles house was.

 

Notes from John Addison Biles:

 

1. “Alexander Biles, the son of Henry, was born in Northampton (now Monroe) County on the place now [abt 1883] owned by Moses Depew.  He married Rosannah Place in 1801 and they kept house for several years on the hill opposite Martin Place’s home toward the Delaware River.  This place is now owned by Jessie Dimick.  In 1806 he came with his brother Robert to a place near Meshopen and lived two years, then returned to the Delaware River.  He went to a place opposite John Mosiers and now owned by Susan and Hannes Coolbaugh, where he lived until about 1823.  He then moved up to where Elijah Courtright lived in 1823 and lived there until 1825, when he came to Lime Hill, Bradford County on April 17, 1825 and settled on the place owned by George Butts in 1925.”  (This was probably written in 1883 by John A. Biles on a trip to the Delaware River region.)

 

2. “About August of that same year [1825], Alexander P. Biles removed to Asylum as a tenant of the original Bartholomew LaPorte, and occupied one of the original French houses built by the French immigrants.  This house was located a few rods south of the granary at the George LaPorte home, now [1925] owned by Martin Butts.  Here Betsy Biles, the youngest child, was born in 1826, and here they lived until Christmas week of 1829, when they moved to the Wigton Place at Missieum [now Homet’s Ferry], where they lived while building a new House on their own place.  They moved into the new House in 1831 and spent their remaining days there.”  In his later years he [Alexander] was a Justice of the Peace and had his offices in one of the front left upper rooms.  (This is from a news article J. A. Biles wrote in 1925.)

 

 

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