Category Archives: 1884

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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Duryea Family Photo

Today’s post features the Duryea family from my wife’s side of the family tree.

The older gentleman would be my wife’s great-great-great grandfather Andrew Jarvis Duryea (DOB: 24 Jul 1833, Charleston (Tioga County), PA).

Andrew’s first wife, Sarah Jones, (DOB: 22 Feb 1831, DOD: 10 Oct 1862). Their only child was Josephine (DOB: 3 May 1862). Sarah died when Josephine was only five months old. Josephine is the first woman on the left and she was my wife’s great-great grandmother, marrying Cristopher Whittemore on 8 Mar 1884.

Andrew’s second wife, pictured here, was Amelia Parasade Harris (DOB: 24 Jan 1824, Richmond, PA). Together they had 5 children. Continuing from Josephine, the five children were: Arthur, Grace, Gertrude, Lyman, and Ada.

Sarah’s obituary apparently was in the TIOGA AGITATOR newspaper 5 Nov 1862 (Tioga County, PA), but I have only notes left by my in-laws’ ancestors. I hope to someday get a copy of that obituary.

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Posted by on April 26, 2010 in 1824, 1831, 1833, 1862, 1884, 1900, Photo, Uncategorized


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