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BEERS, Bennetts, and Potter County

About a decade ago I helped research the Bennett family using J.H. Beers & Co.’s 1890 book: History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron, and Potter, Pennsylvania. Here are the references from the Potter County area. By the way, italics BEERS 1890 Coverare my explanatory notes. 

p. 1014            Atlas Bennett listed as Associate Judge (1876), although he died before qualifying for the position and another was appointed in his stead by the governor.

p. 1024            A.B. Bennett was one of the chief contributors for the academic school at Lewisville in 1859 (Today’s Ulysses, PA).

p. 1038            Allen Bennett of Bingham, Civil War soldier ID’d on monolith at Coudersport.

p. 1057            D.R. Bennett listed as a resident taxpayer of Coudersport  in 1848.

p. 1089            The first post office that Mr. Stone remembers in Harrison Valley was “at Colvin’s, and Bennett, who lived there in 1849, was postmaster.”

p. 1097            E.O. Bennett, 89th NY Volunteers, a member of the Galeton G.A.R.1885.

p. 1134            W.A. Bennett one of incorporators for United Brethren Association of Millport 1886. ALSO:Rev. W.A. Bennett was secretary.”

p. 1140            Clarrissa Bennett charter member of Lewisville W.C.T.U. 1884. (Today’s Ulysses, PA) (W.C.T.U. = Women’s Christian Temperence Union… a social organization devoted to making alcohoilic beverages illegal in the United States).

p. 1141            listing of general business in Lewisville boro, c. 1880 includes:Abram Bennett” as a general merchant.

 

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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in 1848, 1849, 1859, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1885, 1886

 

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Letters From Ceres PA

Today, I wanted to highlight an item of interest being auctioned on eBay.com most who follow my MixedGenes.

The seller has 3 handwritten letters addressed to John King (of King’s Run fame in Ceres Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania). As an historian I would LOVE to read these!

The seller (who has NOT paid me anything to highlight this, nor do I know him/her) has researched a bit into the 1840’s in the Ceres area and includes that info into the auction’s description.

As already stated all three of the letters are addressed to John King: they were written by John Keating, George Stewardson, and one from Robert Rove. The letters are dates 1842, 1845, and 1848. They address land concerns and financial transactions.

The price is already above what I can bid on, but for others studying the McKean and Potter County histories, these might be something you would find interesting. I have just one request: If you do bid on them, and win, please let me read a copy or a scan. THANKS!KING 01

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170986108336?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649

 
 

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LIST: W.T. Haynes Family Dates

LIST: W.T. HAYNES FAMILY dates

Today’s post is a handwritten list recorded (mostly) by my great-grandmother, (Laura) Vivien (Meacham) Haynes. Her daughter, my grandmother, added W.T. and Carrie’s wedding date and the death dates of Willis and Earl later.

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                 name                                                                                   born                                                          died                           

William Truman Haynes        April 18, 1848          May 14, 1931

Carrie Cleveland     ”               May 29, 1853             Jan. 8, 1921

Franklin L.               ”                April 24, 1877          April 29, 1910

Willis Winfield       ”                Dec 4, 1880               July 17, 1960

Earl Truman            ”                July 31, 1886              Jan 20, 1974

W.T. Haynes and Carrie Cleveland married Feb. 1871.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2010 in 1848, 1853, 1871, 1877, 1880, 1886, 1910, 1921, 1931, 1960, 1974, Uncategorized

 

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