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1301 Veterans Burial Record, Union County, PA COUP, Raymond Lorah Jr. (I9920)
 
1302 Violet was adopted by John Dakin. DAKIN, Violet Z. (I7100)
 
1303 W. H. KEMMERER, Secretary of Lawrence Plow Company, was born in Bucks County, Penn., April 8, 1843. Received a common school education in his native county, and then took a full commercial course at Eastman's College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. His early years were spent in a flour mill operated by his father at Milton, Northumberland Co., Penn. About 1868, commenced a bakery and confectionery business in that town, where he continued until 1880. He then moved to Kansas, and settled in Carbondale, as manager of yard for the Kansas Lumber Company, of Topeka, Kan. In the spring of 1882, moved to Lawrence and became connected immediately with the Lawrence Plow Company. Mr. Kemmerer was married in Milton, Northumberland Co., Penn., in 1866, to Miss Susan HAAG, of that town; they have four children - John H., Norman L., William E., Margaret E. HAAG.

FROM: William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, Osage, DOUGLAS COUNTY, Part 21; Biographical Sketches; pub. 1883, Chicago, IL. 
KEMMERER, William H. (I7829)
 
1304 W.H.H. NESBIT - Cigars, Tobacco, Confectionery and Restaurant.

Mr. Nesbit is a native of Chillisquaque township, this county, and was born January 27, 1840. He was raised on a farm and followed that business until 1880, when he began business in this town, and established it at his present location. He occupies a room 18x65 feet, which is divided into two apartments, the first one containing a fine stock of choice brands of cigars, smoking and chewing tobaoco, pipes and a complete line of confectionery. The rear apartment is neatly fitted up as a first-class restaurant, where elegant meals and lunches are prepared to order, and served at all hours. The aggregate stock amounts to $2,000. Mr. N. is a gentleman of pleasing manners and knows just how to cater to the wants of his patrons, and is, therefore, doing a fine business. 
NESBIT, William H. (I8401)
 
1305 West Milton was originally called “Datesman’s Station” or just “Datesmans.” The Catawissa Branch of the Reading Railroad came to town in 1871-73, and was immediately built through to Williamsport. There was no station or ticket office, but tickets were sold at Datesman’s Store. Consequently, West Milton was known as Datesman’s Station. Ephraim Datesman sold tickets at the store, disposing of 100 in a single day during the Centennial in 1876. One day the railroad officials called on him, asking him to send out an itemized statement each day. This he refused to do, saying that his monthly salary of $3.50 would hardly pay for the postage. Some years later, the company built a station, offering him the agency, but he refused it. After the construction of the station, the name of Datesman’s Station was changed to West Milton.

John Datesman (father of Ephraim) built the first house. This first structure was followed by two others, belonging to the Keisers and Hoffmans. These three houses are still standing (1931), and were the only ones there when Ephraim Datesman was a boy.

In 1906, Ephraim Datesman sold the old store to Levi Reedy, who rented it to Lincoln Mertz. Mertz ran it for several years, and then closed out. Later, Reedy sold the property to Miss Annie Lohr, of Lewisburg. It is interesting to note that the year before Datesman sold his business, he took in receipts totaling $15,000. 
DATESMAN, Ephraim (I329)
 
1306 Wheeland appears in a Milton directory from 1858 as the proprietor of an Ambrotype House. Ambrotype was a process that created a positive photographic image on a sheet of glass using the wet plate collodion process. It was patented in 1854 by James Ambrose Cutting of Boston, and was much less expensive to produce than the daguerreotype.

W. P. Wheeland & Co. was located on the west side of S. Front Street near Broadway. It can be seen on the map of 1870. His residence was at the NW corner of S Front and Lower Market Streets. 
WHEELAND, William Parks (I2800)
 
1307 When Bethuel Vincent, a former Fort Freeland resident, returned from Canada after three years as a prisoner of the British during the Revolutionary War, he had considerable difficulty finding his wife. Finally gathering the family together, Vincent chose Milton as the center of commerce, and with the greatest opportunities. Their first home in Milton was a small frame house on the site that is now the north end of Lincoln Park.

Bethuel Vincent had been a farmer before the war. In 1782, or shortly thereafter, having returned from Canada, he purchased the big island from Marcus Hulings. He returned to that occupation by farming the big island (Milton State Park) and erecting a log house on the north end of the island for himself and his family. In January 1796, brothers William and Thomas Pollock came to Milton and started store keeping in the kitchen of the vacant Vincent house.

The Milton post office was established January 1, 1800. Bethuel Vincent was appointed as postmaster on June 29, 1803. The third postmaster to serve that post, he had returned to his house on Water Street (north Front Street) and turned it into a tavern. The post office was in his tavern.

The borough of Milton was incorporated by act of the legislature, February 26, 1817. The first election for borough officers was held in the following month, and Bethuel Vincent was elected assistant burgess. 
VINCENT, Bethuel (I2877)
 
1308 When John McMahan, the eldest son of Major James McMahan, was fifteen years old, he was placed as sentinel over the stacked arms of a company of reapers who were harvesting the crop of William Fisher on the northeast side of Chillisquaque Creek (later the VanSant farm), and north of the stockade on the James McMahan farm. Young John was stationed at a large tree near the woods, with orders to keep a sharp lookout for Indians. The reapers had cut through to the opposite side of the field when John saw a big Indian in the huckleberry bushes in the woods just outside the fence where he was stationed. He shot at the Indian, and the men dropped their sickles and seized their rifles. John McMahan, a brother of Major McMahan, and uncle of young John, became separated from the others, and was closely pursued by an Indian with a drawn tomahawk. In order to save himself he ran through the creek and up the high bank, and just as he gained the top the Indian was so close that John turned and punched the muzzle of his rifle against the Indian’s breast and pulled the trigger. The Indian rolled down the bank into the creek and John escaped unhurt.

After the war young John married and his father, Major James McMahan, had surveyed off from his tract of land one hundred acres (later owned and occupied by Gilbert Voris), upon which John built a house, but afterward it burned down andJohn sold out to Charles Gale and moved to near Chautauqua in New York state.He joined the army during the War of 1812 and was soon commissioned a colonel,serving along the Niagara frontier, and he received the warm commendation of General Winfield Scott. After the war he was elected a major general in the militia. 
MCMAHAN, John (I6105)
 
1309 When the new Harmony Church was dedicated on May 23, 1819, he was the first deacon of the Lutheran congregation. HILL, Johannes Kohler (I1202)
 
1310 Will Abstract:

BRODHEAD, REBECCA, Reading.
Testator was wife of Daniel BRODHEAD and widow of Samuel MIFFLIN.
To daughter Sarah £10.
To friends Ann and Martha POWEL £50 each.
To Benjamin PARKER and James EMBREE £50 in trust for repairing meeting house of Quakers in Reading.
£50 to the Society for Relief of Distressed Seamen.
To my faithful servant Catharine GROVER £20.
To her husband articles named to go to granddaughter Rebecca MIFFLIN.
To grandson Samuel Mifflin FRANCIS, his grandfather's gold watch.
To grandson Tench FRANCIS, his silver watch.
To servant Peter GROVER, articles named.
To grandson L. M. LEWIS, he assuming the name of Samuel MIFFLIN, my stores, wharves, water lots, bank house, etc. in Philadelphia and Cloucester County, N.J.
To grandson Tench FRANCIS house and lot on Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
To granddaughter Rebecca FRANCIS all remainder of real and personal estate.

Exrs: Jonathan JONES and Charles BIDDLE, Esq.
Letters to BIDDLE, the other executor being out of the country.
Wits: James BIDDLE and James COLLINS. 
EDGEHILL, Rebecca (I8311)
 
1311 WILL OF JAMES MURRAY.

Probated January 2nd, 1758. (Copied from records of Cumberland County, Penna.)

In the name of God, Amen, August 31st, 1751, I, James Murray, being sick in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God therefor, and calling to mind the uncertain state of this transitory life, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and its form, revoking and annulling by these presents all other wills and testaments heretofore by me made either by word or writing, and this only is to be taken for my last Will and Testament and none other.

And first of all, I leave my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently interred at the discretion of my executors.

Item - To my first born son John Murray I leave the one third part of the land.

Item - To my second son James Murray that God gave to me, I leave another third part of the tract of land.

Item - To my dear beloved wife in the Lord, Janet Murray and to my youngest born son William Murray I leave the remaining third of all the land with the improvements, whole and sole.

Item - My two eldest sons, John Murray and James Murray, I allow that they be maintained by the product of the plantations until such time as they each have fifteen acres of land cleared and under cultivation, and farther if they be not of ability to purchase plow irons and other instruments to work it, that they have the right to use such as belong to the plantations and to return them again to their mother.

Item - To my son John I leave a young black mare with a spring colt.

Item - To my son James I leave a spring colt of a young bay mare and likewise to have my riding saddle and John to have a saddle also.

To my two eldest daughters I allow that they shall have flax raised on the place to make clothes, to purchase saddles for themselves and to put my wife's saddle in order, and what schooling is requisite for the children to be done at the direction of my executors.

And further, as the estate advances, everyone to get an equal part of the increase at executor's discretion and their mother to have the whole management of the house with the concurrence of her eldest son.

And further, I do empower and authorize my first born son John Murray and my beloved wife Janet Murray to be my true and trusty executors of the whole and sole of my estate.

(Signed) JAMES MURRAY. 
MURRAY, Col. James (I6127)
 
1312 WILL OF JOHN MURRAY.

Copied from record In Recorder's office, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Penna.

In the name of God, Amen, I, John Murray, of Chillisquaque township, Northumberland county, and State of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding (blessed be God for the same), but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, viz.:

Principally and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the earth, to be buried in a decent and Christian manner at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named, and as to such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, viz:

I give and devise to my son Thomas, two hundred acres of land off the end of my plantation on which he now lives and all my farming utensils including my waggon, I give and devise to my daughters Mary and Anne, one hundred acres of land off the other end of my plantation where Jean Elliot now lives, to be equally divided between them, and also one-third part of the overplus, if any there be after the above named three hundred acres are measured off the same also to be equally divided between them.

I further give and devise to my son Thomas two-thirds of said overplus if any there be. I further give and devise to my daughter Mary my bureau, one featherbed and bedding and bedstead and one cow and to have her choice of bed, bedding and cow. I give and devise to my daughter Jean a bond due by John McMahan to me. I give and devise to my grandson John Murray my half of a sorrel horse now in partnership between my son Thomas and me.

I further give to my son Thomas one half of two notes, the one on William Murray, the other on Samuel Sweeny and as touching all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real and personal of what kind or nature soever the same may be, in the county of Northumberland aforesaid or elsewhere, I give and devise the same unto my two daughters Mary and Anne to be equally divided between them.

I further will that my son Thomas and my two daughters Mary and Anne be at the expense of patenting a piece of my land which is not yet patented in proportion to the quantity of land above willed to them, and lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my son Thomas and John Rezner my son-in-law, to be the executors of this my will, hereby revoking all other wills, legacies and bequests, by me heretofore made, and declaring this and no other, to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine. (1799)

JOHN MURRAY. 
MURRAY, John (I3569)
 
1313 William B. Chamberlin, son of Moses, was born Dec. 19, 1841, at Milton, Pa. For years he has been one of the notably successful business men of the upper end of the county, having been from 1867 to 1885 engaged in the lumber business at Northumberland as junior member of the firm of Chamberlin, Frick & Co. In 1885 he became connected with the Reid Tobacco Company, of Milton, of which corporation he is vice-president and he makes his home in the borough, where the business with which he is identified ranks among the most important concerns. He married Margaret Sanderson Lawson, daughter of W. C. and Hannah (Sanderson) Lawson, and they have had three children, all sons, namely: William L., a mining engineer, now located in Scranton, Pa.; Harry W. and James S., who is connected with the American Car & Foundry Company, of Manchester, England. CHAMBERLIN, William B. (I46)
 
1314 William Carter Dickerman was her cousin. Family F1281
 
1315 William Chamberlin was a native of New Jersey, born Sept. 25, 1736, in Hunterdon county. He was a lieutenant colonel in the New Jersey militia, and served as such in the Revolutionary war. Having a soldier's warrant, about 1792 he removed to Buffalo valley and purchased six hundred acres of land at what is Hoffa's Mill, in what is now Kelly township, Union county, where he lived in prosperity until his death. The original mill there was erected by his Son William. He was a prominent member of the Baptist Church, and died Aug. 21, 1817. CHAMBERLIN, William (I620)
 
1316 William E. Wilson, our subject's father, was born in Milton, October 9, 1837. After going through the public schools and Milton Academy he learned the trade of harness making and worked as a journeyman for several years. He then enlisted in the Navy and was acting as master-mate on the Ironsides at the beginning of the Civil War, in which capacity he continued to serve until the close of the war in 1865.

He returned to Milton and went into partnership for one year with his father, Robert Wilson, the inventor, in the manufacture of leather horse fly-nets. When his father retired he took his brother, Reuben F., in the business and they continued under the firm name of Reuben F. Wilson & Bro. until 1875, when he retired from the business and died July 2, 1882. From 1875 to 1888 the business was conducted under the firm name of R. F. Wilson. In that year it was changed to R. F. Wilson & Co., which style it retains up to the present year.

William E. Wilson firmly supported the Republican party and held many minor township offices. He married Mary H. Foreman and reared a family of twelve children, namely: Arrabella, deceased; Sally, now deceased; Annie Lucretia; Harry W., our subject; Robert G.; Winfield S.; Robert F.; Grace G.; Rebecca; Jacob V., now deceased; Lizzie, now deceased; and Kate. Mrs. Wilson is still living and resides in Milton. 
WILSON, William Etzell (I221)
 
1317 William Fisher was second lieutenant in the Northumberland county militia organized in 1777. He also filled various township offices and was one of the original subscribers to the Chillisquaque Presbyterian Church. He died in 1794. He was a native of Cumberland county, as was also his wife Mary, daughter of Alexander Murray, of Cumberland county. FISHER, William (I6440)
 
1318 William Fisher, on whose land the reapers were working when the Indians came, sold this farm in 1790 to Samuel Bond, who came from Cecil County, Maryland. Fisher then bought a tract of land known as St.George’s Flats (later the Frederick farms). William Fisher’s wife was Mary, daughter of Alexander Murray. FISHER, William (I6440)
 
1319 WILLIAM H. BECK was born April 9, 1852, in Liberty township, Montour county, and there received his early education in the public schools, also attending the Franklin select school for one term, during the period it was taught by Charles Lesher. He was also a student at the Milton high school. For a time he was employed as clerk in the general store of Heinen & Schreyer, after which he took a course at the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and on his return to Milton entered the employ of the Adams Express Company. He was engaged by that company as driver four years, at the end of that time being promoted to the agency, which he held for five years. In 1881 he resigned to accept a position as bookkeeper in the establishment of S. J. Shimer & Sons, with which concern, one of the most important in Milton, he has since been associated. A year after entering the employ of the firm he was sent, upon the death of the father of George and Samuel J. Shimer, to Northampton county to superintend the construction of a new plant, remaining there one year. Upon the completion of the plant he returned to Milton, where he took charge of the order department, in this capacity traveling widely for the firm. In 1903, when a corporation was formed without change of name, Mr. Beck was elected secretary, which position he has since filled. He has proved a valuable member of the corporation, the condition of whose business has a material bearing on the well being of the borough.

In various relations outside of business Mr. Beck has proved a useful citizen, his aid and influence counting for much in the promotion of many desirable local enterprises. For six years he was a member of the Milton borough council, and as an active worker in the councils of his party, the Republican, he has assisted in securing creditable candidates for local offices, having served as committeeman and as borough chairman. For years he was a prominent member of the Lutheran Church, which he served as deacon, trustee and financial secretary, superintendent of the Sunday school and teacher of the Bible class, extending his Sunday school work to activity in the County Sunday School Association, of which he was recording and corresponding secretary, and is still a member of the executive committee. He now attends the Presbyterian church where he teaches the men's Bible class. For a number of years Mr. Beck was district president of the Y. M. C. A., his district embracing Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Lycoming, Montour and Columbia counties, and he was also president of the local organization. Fraternally he unites with the Royal Arcanum and for six years was district deputy grand regent.

Mr. Beck married Anna M. Angstadt, who was born Nov. 28, 1850, daughter of Joseph and Eliza (Eckbert) Angstadt, and died Aug. 23, 1891; she is interred in Harmony cemetery, at Milton. Three daughters were born to this union: Lottie, who is married to Walter J. Nail and has one son, William; Lulu J., who is at home; and Elenora E., now a student at Wilson Seminary. 
BECK, William H. (I2459)
 
1320 WILLIAM H. FOLLMER, M. D., son of Jacob M., was born Aug. 13, 1856 at Milton, and there began his education in the public schools. He graduated from the high school at Watsontown, and then read medicine with Dr. J. R. Ely, at Milton, later entering Hahnemann Medical College, at Philadelphia, from which institution he was graduated in 1882.

In the spring of the same year he located at Milton for practice, and there he remained until his removal to Williamsport, in 1909. Dr. Follmer has gained a wide patronage and considerable reputation in his profession, and he has been identified with the best homeopathic organizations, local and State, being a member of the Hahnemann Medical Institute, the State Homeo­pathic Medical Society (which he served as committeeman), the Milton Medical Society and the West Branch Homeopathic Society (covering Elk, Clinton, Lycoming, Union, Blair and Northumber­land counties), of which latter he has been president.

Socially he holds membership in Milton Lodge No. 256, F. & A. M.; Warrior Run Chapter, R. A. M., and Milton Lodge No. 913, B. P. O. Elks.

Dr. Follmer married Hettie L. Brown, who was born Jan. 30, 1861, daughter of the late Cyrus Brown, a prominent druggist of Milton. She died Jan. 29, 1899, leaving one son, Cyrus Brown, born May 17, 1894. In 1909 the Doctor married again. 
FOLLMER, Dr. William H. M.D. (I1878)
 
1321 William H. Reber, son of John and Catharine (Minnich) Reber, was born Jan. 15, 1832, in Heidelberg township, Berks Co., Pa., and learned tanning in his native county, serving his apprenticeship to that trade with Benjamin Klein, at Rehrersburg. In 1864 he came to Milton, and purchased from Samuel Brown the tannery originally established by John Armstrong, in 1795. It was burned in 1867 and Mr. Reber rebuilt it. In the great fire of May 14, 1880, it was again destroyed by fire, and again rebuilt by Mr. Reber, and under his management it became one of the important industries of Milton. During his active years Mr. Reber was a well known business man of his section of Northumberland county, and he prospered in his calling by industrious and honorable devotion to his work.

On Feb. 5, 1853, Mr. Reber was married, at Stouchsburg, by Rev. Thomas Leinbach, Sr., to Hannah Gasser, daughter of John and Barbara Maria Magdeline Gasser, of Berks county. They had a family of six children: William M., who is a farmer in Michigan; Sophia, who married Austin C. Derr; John M., Attorney at Law, who died in April, 1908; James M., a tanner; Frank M.; and Hannah E., married to Edward W. Moore.

Mr. Reber died April 23, 1910. He was a devout member of the Reformed Church. 
REBER, William H. (I3393)
 
1322 William Henry Follmer and Moses Chamberlin built the old Bill Mill in 1856, which marked the beginning of the industrial development of Watsontown. CHAMBERLIN, Moses (I50)
 
1323 William Henry Follmer, son of Daniel and Susannah (Dieffenbacher) Follmer, was born December 1, 1828, in Limestone Township, of what was then Northumberland County. He learned the sawmill business and became one of the most prominent business men of Watsontown, being business manager of Chamberlin, Follmer & Co. He and Moses Chamberlin built the old Bill Mill in 1856, which marked the beginning of the industrial development of Watsontown. He was instrumental in building the Brick Academy in 1859.

His death occurred very suddenly on the morning of July 17, 1866. He rode his horse into the basin of the canal to give the horse a swim. It being intensely hot, it is supposed he was sunstruck, for dropping from his horse, he sank instantly, although a good swimmer. He was taken from the water immediately by the mill hands, but was already dead. He was the father of Elmer Sherman Follmer, also a brother of Jacob Michael Follmer. 
FOLLMER, William Henry (I1897)
 
1324 WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, editor and publisher of the Record, was born at Huntington Mills, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, October 12, 1847, son of Conrad and Julia Smith, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Pennsylvania. His primary education embraced only three months' attendance at the public schools, but through the passing years he devoted his spare time to study and reading, and thus obtained a wide and diversified knowledge of men and books. At the age of twelve he was apprenticed to the copper and tinsmith trade, and at seventeen engaged in business for himself. He carried on tinsmithing several years, and then sold out and took control of the Independent Weekly at Benton, Columbia county, Pennsylvania, which he published four years.

In September, 1876, he came to Milton and established the Argus, which he edited and published until March 23, 1889. The Economist and Argus were then consolidated, the Record Publishing Company organized, and the name changed to the Record, of which Mr. Smith became editor and general manager. After the great fire of 1880 he procured the loan of two freight cars from the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and with characteristic energy and enterprise had an entirely new printing office in operation within four days, bringing all the necessary materials from the eastern cities, and not missing a single issue of the Argus.

Mr. Smith was married, June 25, 1869, to Mary J. Gibson of Rohrsburg, Columbia county, Pennsylvania. Seven children have been born to them, four of whom died in early childhood. The living children are as follows: Julia A.; Elizabeth G., and Cleveland R. Politically our subject is a stanch and active Democrat; he is a member of the Royal Arcanum, and the United American Mechanics. 
SMITH, William Henry (I3856)
 
1325 William Hepburn was born in north of Ireland in 1753 and with his father, Samuel Hepburn and brothers, John and James, came to this country about 1773 and settled for a time at Sunbury and Northumberland.

He early became identified with the militia on account of the Indians. When the massacre occurred on the site of Williamsport June 10, 1778 Mr. Hepburn came up to the fort with a party of men immediately on receiving the terrible news, found the slain where the savages had left their bodies lying on the ground and assisted in administering the last sad rites to the little band of unfortunates.

In 1778 he had command at Fort Muncy after the departure of Colonel Hartley and took an active part in protecting the frontiers from the inroads of the savages. On the restoration of peace Colonel Hepburn in 1784 took up a tract of land in what is now Williamsport and called it Deer Park. He was soon thereafter commissioned justice of the peace and held the office until 1794. He devoted his attention to farming. He built a log house which he occupied with his family until 1801 when he erected a two story brick house.

In 1794 he was elected to represent the Northumberland district ln the State Senate, and soon after taking his seat introduced a bill for the erection of Lycoming County. Upon the organization of the new county he and James Davidson were among the four first appointed associate judges and Mr. Hepburn was elected President Judge.

Mr. Hepburn was a merchant for some time and had extensive relations with Philadelphia merchants. On June 4, 1807 Governor Thomas McKean commissioned him to be major general of the tenth division of the Pennsylvania Militia, composed of the counties of Lycoming, Tioga, Potter, Jefferson, McKean and Clearfield for a term of four years from the 3d of August following. Judge Hepburn died June 25, 1821 and he lies buried in the same spot where he assisted in laying the bodies of those who were massacred on the evening of June 10, 1778, when he came up from Fort Muncy with his company. He was a brother of John Hepburn. 
HEPBURN, Col. William (I7028)
 
1326 WILLIAM HULL, dealer in coal and grain, was born in Montour county, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1846, and is the eldest son of Dr. Thomas R. Hull. He was educated in the Milton schools, and in 1869 he began clerking for his uncle, William P. Hull, and continued in that capacity until the death of the latter in 1870, when he and his father purchased the business and conducted it under the firm name of William Hull. On the death of Doctor Hull in 1886, his son, Thomas R., became a member of the firm, which has since been known as Hull & Company. Mr. Hull is also interested in the lumber business at Jersey Shore and Pine Creek, Pennsylvania, and is a stockholder in the Milton Trust and Safe Deposit Company. He was married July 4, 1872 to Emma, daughter of Samuel Leidy of Milton, who has borne him two children: May, and William P. Politically Mr. Hull is a Republican, and is now serving his ninth year as school director. HULL, William McCormick (I540)
 
1327 William Hull, one of the early settlers of Turbot township, Northumberland County, Pa., was born in Sussex County, N. J., July 17, 1771.

William Hull was a direct descendant of Benjamin Hull, whom tradition says was a Frenchman, who came to America and settled in Massachusetts in 1640. Later he went to Sussex County, N. J., being among the earliest settlers of that county. His son, Benjamin, lived near Newton, Hampton township, Sussex County, N. J., for many years on the farm his father settled; this estate was known later as the Bale farm.

He settled in Northumberland County, Pa., before 1800, where he married on January 12, 1797, Hannah Marr, a daughter of Joseph Marr. She was born March 23, 1777, and died February 10, 1858, surviving her husband thirty years.

They were the parents of fourteen children, but only nine of these grew to maturity. The names of the nine were: Susan, who married Samuel McCarthy; Elizabeth; Jesse; David; Alem; William P.; Thomas R., our subject's father; Sarah A., who married J. H. Brown; and Hannah, who married Robert M. Slater.

Mr. Hull lived near Milton with his large family on a farm now owned by Mr. Grosh, and the buildings standing today are monuments of his energy and industry, and the fine estate which he left is an indication of his financial success. 
HULL, William (I616)
 
1328 William M. Gray (1792-1858) was a lieutenant in the war of 1812. After the war he returned to Sunbury and engaged in merchandising. In 1830, 1831 and 1832 he was worshipful master of Lodge No. 22, Ancient York Masons. In 1841 he organized the first Lutheran Sunday school in Sunbury and was its first superintendent. He was the son of Capt. William Gray, who was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1750, and emigrated to America on reaching his majority. GRAY, Lt. William M. (I6448)
 
1329 WILLIAM McMAHON, P. O. Pott's Grove, Northumberland Co., Penn., was born on the farm where he now resides, March 22, 1832, son of John and Mary (SIMINGTON) McMAHON. His great-grandfather was a native of the North of Ireland, immigrated to America, and settled in the valley of the Juniata River, Penn. John McMAHON, grandfather of our subject, became an officer in the patriot army during the Revolution, serving through that struggle. After the war he came from the valley of the Juniata, to what is now Montour County, Penn., and took up land around where William now resides. He and his wife are both deceased, and are buried in the Chillisquaque graveyard. John McMAHON , father of our subject, was born in the latter part of the last century on the old homestead of his father, in what is now Montour County, and was here reared. He was married about 1826 to Mary SIMINGTON, and they were the parents of seven children: Robert, in Potts's Grove, Penn.; Jane, deceased wife of Alexander CLARK; William; Elizabeth S., wife of John DURHAM, in Winona, Minn.; John S., in Wellington, Kas.; Sarah S., wife of Joseph K. MURRAY, in Liberty Township, this county, and Thomas, in Wellington, Kas. The father of the above died about 1852, and the mother about 1845. They are buried in the Chillisquaque Cemetery. The subject of this sketch was married January 20, 1862, to Miss Selina MACK, a native of Turbot Township, Northumberland Co., Penn., and daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (MCFALL) MACK, former of whom died September 28, 1884, and is buried in the Harmony Cemetery; latter now resides in Liberty Township, this county. Mr. and Mrs. McMAHON are the parents of six children: Anna Mary, Charles H., Elizabeth S., Robert Mack, Lucy H. and John Adams. The parents are members of the Chillisquaque Presbyterian Church, in which Mr. McMAHON has been elder since about 1874. He has been connected with the schools of Liberty Township as director since 1877. He has 170 acres of land, being the entire old homestead, and also 160 acres on Montour Ridge. ("History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania", Battle, 1887, Liberty Township pg. 200) MCMAHAN, William (I3552)
 
1330 William Murray was born August 26, 1796, on the farm upon which his grandfather John Murray had originally settled in Chillisquaque township, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania. He was married January 2, 1822, to Nancy Gray Wilson. His second wife was Letitia Smith-Stratton, of Williamsport, whose death occurred within a few years after their marriage, leaving no issue. He died at Lancaster on Sabbath morning, June 13, 1886. His wife Nancy Gray Wilson died July 17, 1845, and both are buried in Woodward Hill cemetery, Lancaster, Penna.

William Murray in his early manhood, was engaged for a number of years in the business of tanner and currier - first at Washingtonville, Montour county, and afterwards at Lewisburg, Union county.

He then sold his tanning property and opened a store for the sale of books, boots and shoes, and at the same time held the position of postmaster.

About the year 1847 he removed to Lancaster, Penna., and became associated with Mr. Judd under the firm name of Judd & Murray, booksellers and publishers. The firm was afterward changed to Murray & Stoek. He subsequently resided for several years at Williamsport and Sunbury. When the weight of increasing years and physical infirmity obliged him to retire from active business, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. James Black, of Lancaster, where he remained until his death at the advanced age of almost ninety years.


 
MURRAY, William (I3554)
 
1331 William Murray, brother of Col. James, had two sons, William and James (known as long James) both of whom removed to Western Virginia, about the year 1830. MURRAY, William (I6169)
 
1332 William Murray, brother of Col. James, had two sons, William and James (known as long James) both of whom removed to Western Virginia, about the year 1830. MURRAY, James (I6170)
 
1333 William Penn Hastings was living at Maycock's Plantation in Prince George County, VA, before he came back to Milton in 1890. HASTINGS, William Penn (I296)
 
1334 William Waldron, son of Laffert, was born Sept. 17, 1814, on the old farm in Turbut township, and received his education in the township schools. He followed farming all his life and prospered by dint of industry, winning the respect of all who knew him because of his upright methods and high Christian character. Though his own affairs demanded constant attention he was progressive, and recognized the fact that a citizen owes his duty to his community as much as to his immediate personal interests, and he did his share in local matters, filling various township offices and serving fifteen years as justice of the peace. The cause of free education, not a particularly popular one in his early manhood, also received his earnest support, and all his children received good advantages. He was an original member of the Turbut Grange, P. of H., and an original stockholder of the First National Bank of Milton, giving his influence and support to all institutions which in his opinion would be of general benefit. In religious connection he was a Presbyterian, an active and consistent member of the Milton Church. He died in 1901.

In 1841 William Waldron married Anna Hilgert, daughter of Philip and Catherine Hilgert, of Chillisquaque township, and she died at the age of seventy years. Eleven children were born to this union: Philip H., now living at Trevose, near Philadelphia, who served during the Civil war in Company B, 131st Pennsylvania Volunteers; Hannah J., who married Ephraim Duitch, of Williamsport David, who died young; Prof. William A., who died at Bay City, Mich.; Mary, who married James Marsh, and lives in Michigan; Charles Laffert; Frank P., of Turbut township, who married Susan Hummell; George W., of Coatesville, Pa., who married Ida Brobst; Sarah Elizabeth, of Sunbury, Pa.; John C., who married Mary Kerr; and James M., who graduated from the Pennsylvania State College, became a civil engineer, was formerly in Georgia and is now engaged in the construction of the subway and tunnels in New York City. 
WALDRON, William (I6030)
 
1335 Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin: Dr. Grace Huston, Milton, who underwent a major operation Friday, was in a fair condition early today. HUSTON, Dr. Grace O. (I6728)
 
1336 Willis was living with his sister, Annie, and her family at the time the 1930 census was taken. ECKERT, Willis Lawrence (I2593)
 
1337 Wm. HULL - Grain, Coal, &c., Centre St.

This extensive business was established by Hull & Davis in 1858, on Elm street, and conducted by them until 1877, at which time they were succeeded by the present proprietor, Mr. Wm. Hull, who is a son of Dr. Hull, of this place. The building, together with contents, was entirely destroyed by the great fire of May, 1880, but was re-established the same year in its present location. The building is a two-story frame, 30x40 feet, and contains a large stock of grain, and salt, and plaster. The coal yard is adjoining this building, and covers an area of 80x180 feet, and contains a large stock of both Bituminous and Anthracite Coal from the best mines in the State. This is the most extensive business of the kind in the town, the annual sales of both branches aggregating $216,000. Mr. Hull was born in Montour Connty, Penna., June 30th, 1846, and removed to this town in 1861. He enlisted on the side of his country during the late war, and fought in the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Regiment. In 1869 he accepted a clerkship with Hull & Davis, which position he held until he succeeded them in business in 1877. He is a gentleman of ability, of which the business has given proof under his management. 
HULL, William McCormick (I540)
 
1338 Wm. P. STOUT - Coal and Wood, Lower Market St.

This business was established by the above gentleman in 1877 for the sale of Coal and Wood. The office is 12x14 feet, and the yard occupies half an acre of ground. The stock consists of Anthracite Coal of every variety, and Wood, to the amount of about $8,000. The trade is located in this town and vicinity, and is rapidly increasing, which is due to the ability of the enterprising proprietor. Mr. Stout is a native of this town, and was born Sept. 20, 1854. 
STOUT, William P. (I3686)
 
1339 written BAKER, George (I494)
 
1340 Written BROWN, Isaac Haire (I759)
 
1341 Written BUOY, James (I1673)
 
1342 written DERICKSON, David (I3938)
 
1343 written FINNEY, Matilda Jane (I3942)
 
1344 written MOORE, Elizabeth C. (I7522)
 
1345 written TEAS, Moses (I7761)
 
1346 Zion (Moselem) Lutheran Church, the sponsors were Frederick Hill (single) and Margaretha Kohlerin
 
HILL, Catharina (I1230)
 
1347                D  E  E  D

  SETH CADWALLADER & WIFE (Elizabeth Hammond)
       JOHN SNYDER & WIFE (Margaret Hammond)
 ROBERT R. HAMMOND & WIFE (Anna Chestnut)
                        TO
       ROBERT H. HAMMOND

This indenture,made the 28th day of April, A.D. 1830, between Seth Cadwallader andElizabeth his wife, late Elizabeth Hammond, John Snyder and Margaret his wife,late Margaret Hammond, and Robert R. Hammond, and Anna his wife, heirs, legalrepresentatives of George Hammond late of Turbot Township, in Northumberland County,dec'd. of the one part, and Robert H. Hammond, of the same township and county,of the other part, Witnesseth: thatthe same parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of twothousand dollars to them in hand paid by the said Robert H. Hammond at orbefore the delivery hereof, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge,have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released and confirmed unto the saidRobert H. Hammond, and to his heirs and assigns, all and singular, that certaintract, piece and parcel of land situate in township of Turbut, in the County ofNorthumberland as bounded and described as follows, viz: Beginning at a post ina line of John Smith's lands, then North sixty three degrees East one hundredfour perches to a post; thence North twenty seven degrees West one hundred andthirty seven perches to a white oak; thence North sixty three and a halfdegrees East forty nine perches and eight tenths to a post; thence by lands ofsaid Robert H. Hammond North thirty five degrees West thirty five perches to apost; thence South sixty eight degrees West two hundred and sixteen perches toa post; thence South fifty nine degrees East forty five perches to a post; andthence by land of Bethuel Vincent South forty two degrees East one hundredfifty six perches to the place of beginning, containing one hundred fifty fiveacres and forty perches strict measure, xxxxxxxx it being the same tract ofland which the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by patent dated the third day ofJune 1801 (xxxx in the tolls office in Patent Docket 36, page 426) granted tothe said George Hammond together with, all and singular, the buildings andimprovements, rights, liberties, priveleges, hereditaments and appurtenanceswhatsoever thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining 
HAMMOND, Gen. Robert Hanna (2) (I6968)
 

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