WOOSTER ANNEX

 

Harriett Calfurnia (Wooster) Biles Pedigree

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

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Last Change: 13 June 2016

 

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Origin of the surname “Wooster:”

 

 

Generation

 

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6   Edward Wooster (photos)

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

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2.  Wife: (?)

 

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3.  Children:

 

a. David Wooster: Moved from Connecticut to LeRoy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1797.

 

b. Isaac Wooster.

 

5   Isaac Wooster

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Died 1 January 1815 in LeRoy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Moved from Connecticut to LeRoy Township about 1798/99 with a Connecticut title for land in Pennsylvania.  Located on the A. E. Kelly farm.  Was a man of considerable prominence in the early days of LeRoy.

 

2.  Wife: Mary Ann Perry

 

Died 24 February 1820/26 in LeRoy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Isaac Wooster on 30 March 1791.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. G. Enos Wooster “Enos”: Born 17 November 1791 (by one account was the twin brother of Philo).  Married Lura Crofut (b. 25 Jun 1797 (also seen: b. 1795)), daughter of Seeley and Hannah (Holcomb) Crofut, and had the following children:

 

(1. Malvin Wooster: Died from complications of typhoid fever.  Married Fidelia Holcomb and had the following children:

 

(a. Lillie J. Wooster: Married (?) Surdam.

 

(b. Lowel A. Wooster.

 

(c. Maria Wooster: Married (?) Case.

 

(d. Afton M. Wooster.

 

(e. Seymour M. Wooster.

 

(2. Lucy Wooster.

 

b. Philo Wooster: See generation 4, below.

 

c. Phebe Wooster: Married James S. Crofut, son of Seeley and Hannah (Holcomb) Crofut.

 

4   Philo Wooster

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 15 November 1794 in Connecticut (by one account was the twin brother of Enos).  Died 18 April 1887.

 

1820 US Census: Philo Worster was heading a household in Franklin Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household included  3 males under age 10; age l male age 26 to 45; 1 female under age 10; and 1 female age 16 to 26.

 

1830 US Census: Philo Wooster was heading a household in Franklin Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household included 1 male under age 5; 1 male age 10 to 15; 1 male age 15 to 20; 1 male age 30 to 40; 1 female under age 5; 1 female age 10 to 15; and 1 female age 20 to 30.

 

2.  Wife #1: Sibyl Morse.

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 27 July/August 1797.  Died 12 October 1822.  Daughter of Jessie and Persis (Stone) Morse, who moved to LeRoy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1805.  Married Philo Wooster on 13 April 1814.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Isaac M. Wooster: Born 21 July 1815.

 

(2. Justus Perry Wooster: Born 18 October 1816.  Died 10 November 1853.

 

(3. Julia Ann Morse Wooster: Born 7 January 1818.  Died 16 November 1887.  Married (?) Holcomb.

 

(4. Edward Parpine Wooster: Born 23 December 1819.  Died 3 October 1888.

 

3.  Wife #2: Julianne/Julianna Morse (sister of Philo’s 1st wife, Sibyl)

 

Born 9 May 1805 in Connecticut; daughter of Jessie and Persis (Stone) Morse.  Died 3 August 1884.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Marcus Lafayette M.L. Wooster: See generation 3, below.

 

(2. Sibyl Lusetta Wooster: Born 9 October 1829.  Died 25 March 1866 (this could be his wife’s date of death).  Married (?) Smith.

 

(3. Lemira Wooster: Born 7 June 1831.

 

(4. Orin Perry Wooster: Born 8 February 1833.

 

3   Marcus LaFayette M.L. Wooster (photos)

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 2/7 June 1828 in Pennsylvania.  Died 1905/09.  Resided at Leroy, Pennsylvania.  Served in the Civil War.

 

1870 US Census: M. L. Wooster, age 42 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $5,000 and his personal property was valued at $2,000.  The household also included Maria Crofut, age 60 (b. NYS) and employed keeping house, whose real estate was valued at $2,500 and personal property was valued at $800; domestic servant, Milford Bailey, age 13 (b. PA); Gibson Crofut, age 9 (b. PA); and  housekeeper, Eva Shoemaker, age 17 (b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: M. L. Wooster, age 52 (b. PA; parents b. CT) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Wooster, age 36 (b. PA; parents b. CT); son, Gorden F. Wooster, age 1 (b. PA); unnamed infant son, age 14 days (b. May 1880 in PA); C. G. Crofut, age 19 (b. PA) and employed as a farm laborer; and Nettie Wilcox, age 16 (b. PA) and employed as a domestic servant.

 

2.  Wife #1: Calfurnia Harriett House (photos)

 

Born 9 November 1844; daughter of Jason (b. 9 May 1805, d. 25 Mar 1871, age 64) and Hannah (?) House (b, 29 Jun 1803, d. 28 Aug 1880, age 77) of Granville.  Died 1909.  Married Marcus Lafayette Wooster on 19 September 1877.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Gordon/Gorden Wooster: (photos) Born 12 September 1878.  Died May 1958.

 

b. Henry Glenn Wooster: See generation 2, below.

 

c. Lawrence/Laurence J. Wooster: (photos) Born 19 May 1882.  Died June 1971.  Married Ruth Holcomb.

 

d. Lewellen Wooster: (photos) Born 10 January 1888.

 

2   Henry Glenn Wooster (photos) (more info)

    Glenn” (also seen: Glenn Henry Wooster “Henry”)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born May 1880 (also seen: b. 6 Jun 1880) in Pennsylvania.  Died May/18 June 1958.

 

2. Wife: Minnie Clarissa Eddy (photos)

 

Born about 1888 in Pennsylvania; daughter of George Allen and Henrietta "Etta"/"Ettie" M. (Larcom) Eddy.  Died 27 June 1928 from complications of child birth (three days in labor; needed surgery (a C-section), but there was no one available capable of performing it); interred Leroy Cemetery.

 

1930 US Census: Archie G. Wiggins, age 58 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a telephone operator on a switch board, was heading a household in Franklin Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  He was married 1st at age 52 and his home was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Ettie M. Wiggins, age 63 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who was married 1st at age 19; and step-granddaughter, Harriett C. Wooster, age 10 (b. PA; parents b. PA).

 

3. Children: (order uncertain; by one acct only two older brothers.)

 

a. Paul Eddy Wooster: (photos) Born 19 January 1912.  Died 11 September 1974; interred Leroy Cemetery.

 

b. Raymond Allen Wooster: (photos) Born 25 March 1914.  Died 1 August 1992 in Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred Powell Cemetery.  Married Eleanor "Nellie" May Morris (photos) (b. abt 1911 in PA) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Leatha/Leitha Wooster: (photos) Born about 1937 in Pennsylvania.

 

(2. John Wooster.

 

(3. Viola Wooster.

 

(4. Richard "Dick" Wooster. (photos)

 

(5. Paula A. Wooster: Born 6 July 1949 at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 25 October 2013, age 64.  Married Raymond Chaapel and had the following children (order uncertain):

 

(a. Raymond "Ray" Chaapel.

 

(b. Grover Chaapel.

 

(c. Kitrina Chaapel.

 

(d. Kelli Chaapel.

 

c. Harriett Calfurnia Wooster: See generation 1, below.

 

1   Harriett Calfurnia Wooster:

 

Born 9 November 1919 in Canton Borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 31 Janaury 2007 at Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Married John Robert Biles, Sr., descendant #6 of generation 10 of the Descendants of John Addison Biles on 23 October 1944 at Monroeton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

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Reference: Marcus Lafayette papers.

 

Other, still unidentified, Wooster names:

 

1. Joel Wooster: mentioned as an early teacher.

 

 

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