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To qualify for display on this page, the person must have been born prior to 1800. If you have ancestral photos that you want to have included, contact Joyce M. Tice. If you have a scanner, please scan the photo at 400dpi in  color and save it as a jpg file. The scanned image can then be Emailed to me with biographical detail. If you do not have the photo scanned you may want to have a color photocopy made of it to mail to me. Contact me at above Email address for mailing address. I will display as many as I can find room for. They will be displayed alphabetically.
Timothy BRACE was born in New York 29 MAR 1787, son of Hannah COOK and Lt. William BRACE. He died 28 NOV 1870 in Rutland Township and is buried in the Lawrence Corners Cemetery in Rutland with wife Temperance NILES. See Temperance writeup for details of photos.
Temperance NILES born in Connecticut in 1796, daughter of Russell NILES and Irena RUSSELL, died after 1870, probably in Rutland Township. She married Tiimothy BRACE 12 MAR 1814. She is buried in the Lawrence Corners Cemetery in Rutland Township. This photo was photographed in the 1960s by Edward SMITH and stored as a slide. His son, Dave SMITH of Dryden NY, recently found the boxes of his father's slides and brought them to me. I projected this on screen and photographed it with a digital camera. Temperance is the one with the dominant genes in this pair. Those of us who have lived in the eastern Tioga County area know many people living today who look very much like their ancestor, Temperance.
Lydia ORVIS was born 20 MAR 1764 in Norfolk, Connecticut, daughter of Hannah NORTH and Eleazar ORVIS. In March 1788 she married Russell ROSE as his second wife. His first wife had been her sister Phoebe ORVIS who died in 1786. In 1807 Lydia and Russell moved their family to Sullivan Township where they lived out their lives. She died 3 JUN 1857 and she is buried in the State Road Cemetery. Martha BELL Orkins of Ohio sent this photograph, probably of a painting of Lydia.
Hannah PEET - Born in 1772, Hannah PEET married Benoni WATKINS before 1795. She was the mother of Betsey, Sally, Delighta, Grandason, Abel, Daniel, and Nicholas. Her descendants still live in great number in the Tioga / Bradford county area where she was a pioneer settler. She died after October 1850 probably in Rutland Township - Possibly even in the house where I obtained this photo on November 1998. - a house built by her son Grandason.
Rebecca ROSE was born in Litchfield, Connecticut 11 OCT 1795, daughter of Lydia ORVIS and Russell ROSE. In 1807 she migrated to Sullivan Township with her parents and siblings. On 30 JUN 1814, she married John PACKARD and they farmed in Sullivan. He die din 1842, leaving Rebecca with a family of eleven children which she raised alone. She died May 1901 in Covington at the age of 105. She is buried in the Mainesburg Cemetery in Sullivan Township. It is notable that she lived in three centuries. Martha BELL Orkins of Ohio provided this photo. 
Sally Webber & Colburn Preston of Columbia and Troy- Their story linked

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