Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
1885 Seven Counties History
- Bradford County PA
Photo by Joyce M. Tice June 1999
“HISTORY OF SEVEN COUNTIES presented by the Elmira Weekly
Gazette". It is an “Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania,
Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York by TOWNSHIPS,
VILLAGES, BORO’S AND CITIES.” Written expressly for the Gazette Company,
Elmira, N. Y. Copyright 1885.From AN OUTLINE HISTORY
of Tioga and Bradford
Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung,
Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York by TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES,
BORO'S AND CITIES"
Litchfield township was formed in 1821,
taken from the eastern portion of Athens. It is bounded on the north
by Tioga county, New York, on the east by the township of Windham, on the
south by Rome and Sheshequin, and on the west by Athens. The Susquehanna
touches its north-western boundary, and Satterlee, Park, Bullard and Wappusening
creeks water the township. It is principally situated in the high
lands, except on the river are some fine alluvial flats. The high
and rolling lands are well adapted to grazing, and the dairy, and is being
brought up to a state of cultivation.
Its early settlers were Thomas Park,
Eleazer Merrill, Hiram Merrill, Solomon Merrill, Eleazer Merrill, Elisha
Merrill, Silas Wolcott, Elijah Wolcott, Thomas Munn, Josiah White, Daniel
Bush, Henry Kinney, Samuel Kinney, Ruloff Campbell, Samuel Campbell, Alsop
Baldwin, Samuel Ball, Christopher Schoonover, Doan Schoonover, David McKinney,
Henry McKinney, Henry Hewlett, John Hewlett, Ira Hewlett, Lewis Hewlett,
James Brown, William Loomis, Alanson Loomis, John Moore, Joseph Greek,
William Cotton, Peter Turner, Richard Struble, Moses Struble, Zenas Cleveland,
Nathaniel Hotchkiss, Joseph Nichols, Russell Marsh, Paul Apgar, Abel Beach,
Richard Tappan, John Marks, Lewis Baldwin, Henry Shoemaker, Samuel P. Wolcott,
Orson Carner, John G. Nichols, Levi Johnson, Henry Turner, John Van Gorder,
David Van Gorder, Jacob Rheinold, Peter Lawser, Conrad Heinman, William
Beidleman, Joseph Beidleman, Amos Franklin, William Griffin, Daniel Park,
Samuel Park, James Park, Amos Park, Joseph Park, Elijah Park, Benjamin
park, William Drown, Absalom Adams, Joseph Kinney, David Kinney, Lewis
--Thomas Park was the first settler in
--Daniel Bush erected the first grist
mill in the township.
--James Park was the first white child
born in the township.
--Josiah White, an early settler, was
a soldier in the war of 1812.
--Baptist Church organized in Litchfield
in 1855, with 36 members.
--Zenas Cleveland, an early settler,
was a soldier of the war of 1812. He died in 1873,
aged 94 years.
--Silas Wolcott, an early settler of
Litchfield, was a soldier of the revolutionary war. He died in
1834, aged 78 years.
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