Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
This Month's Library Additions at Tri-Counties Site
01 September 2005 TO 30 September 2005 - Month 109 
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
What's NEW at Tri-Counties
Tri Counties Home Page
Warnings & Disclaimer
How to Use This Site
Say Hello to Joyce
Statement of Purpose
Volunteer Help Wanted
What's New Previous Months
This month's What's New Page is dedicated to our friends in the devastated Gulf Coast Area. We wish them the best possible recovery from their disaster. Our kindest thoughts and concern are and will remain with them.
(Yes, after asking you to hunt down the state postcards for me, I discoverd that I had purchased the whole boxed collection at the Whitney Point Post Office a few years back. I have them all - Duh)

The Friendship Postcard Shower will Continue throughout our Tenth Year of Tri-Counties Site, so if you haven't sent yours yet, send it to: Joyce M. Tice, 2068 Shaw Road, Mansfield PA 16933
It's a great pleasure to us to know where our friends in research and site guests are located and what they think of the site we have given them
NOTE: By using the sidebar links on the What's New Pages, you can link to any other place on this massive site. This is our SITE MAP. Be sure you know how to use them . It will save you a lot of time and make the site much more efficient for you to use. It will also guide you to resources you may have overlooked even if you have used the site for many years. Subject links on the left and Township links on the right. The verbal site map is in the bars at right and left of list and the graphic site map is below the What's New list.
Site Map By Subject in Left Bar Site Map by Place in Right Bar
1900 Museum
87 Centenarians
Legal Papers
Let's Visit
Our Library
Obits by 
Poetry (Local)
Reference Books
Research Tips
Submit (How to)
Tourist Places
Vital Records
Date Event or New Page
01 SEP 2005 This is the start of our Tenth Year on the Internet - Our 109th Month of existence
PICO Search Engine reindexed with 13,444 pages
1923 Alpha Zeta Fraternity Convention in Elmira
"The veneer of civilization is very thin." - Winston Churchill
02 SEP 2005 Carlton Wolfe in Alabama is OK. Still have not been able to get word about Creig Crippen in Gulfport MS.
5 PM - Big Relief - Creig Crippen was evacuated from the Veterans' home in Gulport and is on his way back safe and sound to the Veteran's Home in D.C. which he left a year and a half ago. I was able to contact another of his brothers and got the good news. 
06 SEP 2005 Millport Cemetery 1998
08 SEP 2005 Hotel Camp at Powell
09 SEP 2005 Selected Biographies from History of Waverly
10-11 SEP 2005 175th Annversary of First Christian Church of Alba (TGR 07 APR 2005)
15 SEP 2005   Bradford County Library at Burlington, PA,  Thurs. Sept. 15, at 6:30 PM
    Living history presentation featuring Eileen M. Patch reading from the book, "This From George". This book is based on the Civil War Letters of Ms. Patch's great-uncle George Knapp.   This is Ms. Patch's first book.  A book signing will follow the presentation.
16 SEP 2005 Roster of 27th NY Volunteers organized in Elmira NY 1861
17 SEP 2005 LeRoy Heritage Museum, Inc. will hold a Beef Stew & Biscuit benefit dinner on September 17, 2005 at the LeRoy Community Building on Mill Street in LeRoy, Pa. The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost will be a generous donation at the door. All donations support the work of LeRoy Heritage Museum, Inc., including the ongoing renovation of the former Open Hand Grange for use as a community museum. Additionally, LeRoy gifts and merchandise will be for sale. Membership forms will also be available. Email Matt Carl at for more information.
19 SEP 2005 1910 Photo - Watkins Family of Deerfield
21 SEP 2005 Hoffman House, Horseheads
22 SEP 2005 Marion Smith of Elmira Heights, I need your email address. Thanks
1879 Diary of Houston Frost Walker, age ten
Niles Valley Cemetery 2005
New Dartt Settlement Cemetery 2005
23 SEP 2005 Deadline on Reservations for BCHS Annual Dinner Meeting (See details below in Future Events)
23-24 SEP 2005 1890s Days in Mansfield
24 SEP 2005 Mansfield High School Alumni Dinner
21 SEP 2005 Archie's Meeting
29 SEP 2005 Adams - Swartout Bible and Family Report from Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project
Extracts from 1919 Elmira Free Academy Yearbook
Civil War Pension Applications of Hosea P. Scott
October 2005
Date Event or New Page
01 OCT 2005 Sisson - Petty Bible
Philip Petty of Daggett - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Memoirs of Philip Petty
PICO Search Engine reindexed with 13481 pages 
Extracts from 1919 Elmira Free Academy Yearbook (Classes & Faculty added)
02 OCT 2005 Tri-County Submitter, Walt Samson, celebrates fifty years of marriage with wife, Joanne Smith.
1909 Towanda Baseball Team
Canoe Camp Cemetery 2005
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 2004
03 OCT 2005 BCHS Annual Dinner Meeting
04 OCT 2005 Judson CAMPBELL - Martha DENTON Biography
Trinket Church Reclaimed as Community Center
1890 Census - Veterans in Town of Veteran
1890 Census - Veterans in Town of VanEtten
1890 Census - Veterans in Town of Southport (in two parts)
1890 Census - Veterans in Town of Horseheads (in two parts)
1890 Census - Veterans in Town of Erin
05 OCT 2005 1890 Census - Veterans in Town and City of Elmira (15 pp)
1870 Athens Township Census (57 pp)
1870 Athens Borough Census (23 pp)
1870 Leroy Township Census (29 pp)
1870 Barclay Township Census (51 pp)
1870 Wyalusing Census (43 pp)
225 New Pages on site  TODAY !!!! I am DONE for this day. JMT
06 OCT 2005 The Chemung County Historical Society Presents
"From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Happy Homemaker: Women on Screen
During and After World War II"

On Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 PM, the Chemung County Historical Society
will hold a lecture by Mr. Rob Edelman on "From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet
the Happy Homemaker: Women on Screen During and After World War II." During
his lecture, Mr. Edelman will use a range of clips from films of the 1940s
and 50s to examine the changing roles for and expectations of women before
and after World War II.  This lecture is free and open to the public and is
made possible through the New York Council for the Humanities' Speakers in
the Humanities program.

Rob Edelman is a Lecturer in film history at SUNY University at Albany. He
is a film critic and commentator on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio, and a
contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide, a 1600-page
annual publication, offering capsule reviews, ratings and credits of over
19,000 films. His books include People at the Center of Watergate (2005),
People at the Center of the Korean War (2005), and People at the Center of
the Vietnam War (2003).

Since its launch in 1983, the Council's Speakers in the Humanities program
has linked distinguished scholars with diverse audiences through the
presentation of lectures on a broad range of topics.  All Speakers events
are free and open to the public.  Each year, hundreds of cultural
organizations and community groups take advantage of this program, which
offers the best in humanities scholarship to thousands of people at in
virtually every corner of New York.

The New York Council for the Humanities is a private, not-for-profit
organization working to ensure the presence of humanities in the cultural
life of New York State.  The Council's programs train teachers; encourage
excellence in student scholarship; support public programs at New York
State's cultural organizations; and forge relationships between young
people, their families, and New York's extraordinary range of humanities

This lecture will be the first of three free lectures held as part of the
month-long United We Stand Lecture Series at CCHS.  For more information,
please contact Jason Harmon, Education Coordinator, Chemung County
Historical Society, 415 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901, (T)
607-734-4167, ext. 205,

Whittaker-Jaquish Cemetery 2005 (a.k.a. Knowlton Cemetery)
1810 Orwell Township, Luzerrne County
07 OCT 2005 1810 Towandy Township, Luzerne County
1810 Ulster Township, Luzerne County
1810 Wyalusing Township, Luzerne County
1810 Wysox Census, Luzerne County
1810 Rush Township, Luzerne County (Split 1813 into Windham and Pike)
PICO Search Engine reindexed with 13726 pages (245 NEW pages this WEEK) 
08 OCT 2005 The LeRoy Heritage Museum Annual Dinner Meeting will be held Saturday,
October 8, 2005, in the fellowship hall of the LeRoy Independent
Baptist Church, LeRoy, PA. Catered dinner at 6 p.m., meeting and
program at 7 p.m.

The dinner will feature Beef or Chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes,
green bean almondine, custard corn, coke salad, and Blueberry Angelfood
Delight for dessert.

This years program will feature Guy & Marti Abell, who will present a
chapter of a book they are compiling about Barclay Mountain. This
program, entitled "HEMLOCKS, Laquin Lumber & Tanning Bark", will focus
on the uses of the hemlock tree in the lumber operation at Laquin,
Bradford County, PA.

Also included during the evening will be a short meeting highlighting
the work completed by the museum during the last year, significant
artifact donations, financial status, and much more. Door prizes will
be given away, and the very first "A.T. Lilley Community Service Award"
will be given to a person who has provided invaluable service to LHM in
the past year.

Members are welcome to attend. The reservation fee is $12 per person.
Non-members may also attend by first becoming a member of LeRoy
Heritage Museum, Inc. Visit the LHM website at to see a list of membership catagories,
or email the museum at for more
information. LeRoy Heritage Museum, Inc. does not profit from this
event, as it is exclusively a benefit of membership.


09 OCT 2005 In celebration of National Archives Week, October 9-15, 2005 the Chemung County Historical Society and the Booth Library proudly presents Letters to the Home Front.

Letters to the Home Front showcases letters from the Civil War, World War I and World War II, written by soldiers on the war front.  Some letters include: the Personius Brothers and the Beers Family and letters from Warren Snyder to Pauline Leahy.  This exhibit is an extension of our new exhibit "United We Stand: Expressions of Patriotism in Chemung County" and October's "United We Stand" Lecture Series. 

Letters to the Home Front will be on view through October 31, 2005.

Gallery hours:  Tues - Sat 10:00AM - 5:00PM
                       Sun. 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Admission: $3.00 adults, $2.00 seniors, $1.00 children

Chemung Valley History Museum
415 East Water Street
Elmira, NY 14901

For more information contact: Kim Richards, Archivist at 607-734-4167, ext. 207 or via  email at

10 OCT 2005 Frost Settlement Cemetery 2005
13 OCT 2005 Pond Hill School - 1925 and 1927
John Lafferty Pension Papers
Laquin Hotel
14 OCT 2005 Deadline to register for display at BCHS Christmas Tree Gala
Rouse - Scribner - Griffin Bible
1903 Diary of Emma FIELD "Sherman" working "at the Normal."
Oil Painting of Covert Church, Armenia
15 OCT 2005 Southport Historical Society will hold an open house Saturday, October 15, 2005  from 1pm to 3 pm at the Historical Society building on Laurel Street.  Displays and exhibits.  Hosted by Virginia McElroy Town Historian.We welcome donations of family history for our archives.
18 OCT 2005 1820 Jackson township Census - Updated
Wilawana School & Church - Photo
1853 Survey Map - Town of Veteran
Bullock (Sweet) Cemetery 2005
19 OCT 2005 Academy Hill Cemetery
20 OCT 2005 United We Stand Lecture Series 
at the Chemung Valley History Museum

Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 PM - Did you know that in 1868, just one vote prevented President Andrew Johnson from being impeached? Mrs. Maureen Pugliese, President of the Chemung County Chapter of the League of Women Voters, will examine the connections between Patriotism and Politics during her lecture "The Power of One Vote."  This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact: 
Jason Harmon , Education Coordinator 
Chemung County Historical Society 
415 East Water Street , Elmira, NY 14901 
(T) 607-734-4167, ext. 205 
(F) 607-734-1565 

21 OCT 2005 Reds, Whites & Blues - Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Live Blues
Friday, October 21, 2005

The Chemung Valley History Museum will hold its 3rd annual Reds, Whites and Blues Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Friday October 21st from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  This major fundraiser for the History Museum is sure to be “The Event of the Fall.”  We’ll feature an interesting selection of wines, many “must have” silent auction items, and incredible live blues performed by Gerard Burke. 

This event is presented by: GCP Discount Liquors & Wines, F.M. Howell & Company, and Valicenti Advisory Services Inc. and is sponsored by: Arnot Realty Corp., Bobby-K Entertainment, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Chemung Supply Corp., and Gerould’s Professional Pharmacy.

Mark your calendar so that you can enjoy the fabulous wines while you bid on the auction items so you’re not left singing the blues!! 

Tickets are only $25.00/person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. All proceeds to benefit the Chemung County Historical Society. 
For more information please call (607) 734-4167.

25 OCT 2005 Snow
Jackson Township Tax Name lists 1817, 1818
Jackson Township Taxables 1819, 1820 , 1821,  Poor Children
Rutland Township Taxables 1841
Veterans in Harkness Cemetery
26 OCT 2005 Marguerite Murphy, 1891 - 1992 - Teacher for 55 years
27 OCT 2005 United We Stand Lecture Series at the Chemung Valley History Museum

Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 PM - Dr. Charles Mitchell, Professor of American Studies at Elmira College will explore the origin, history, definitions, and uses of the term patriotism in his lecture "Clinging Scoundrels and Sunshine Patriots: The Use and Abuse of a Ten Letter Word."
This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jason Harmon at 734-4167, ext. 205 or via email at

30 OCT 2005 The annual Meeting of the Tioga County Historical Society will be held at the Youth Center Building of the Tioga County Fairgrounds at Whitneyville on Sun.10-30-05.The speaker will be Thomas Taber,one of the Authors ofThe Logging Railroads of Pennsylvania Series.Book no.5 in the series"Sunset along the Susquehanna" and includes Leetonia and Tiadaghton.This book will be available at the dinner or at the Society for $9.95 plus tax. Social Hour 4:30,Program 5:00 PM. Dinner will be server at 6:00 PM followed by the business meeting.  Dinner is $12.00 per person.  Reservations made by 24th .
Call the Society at 724-6116 .

Carol Lackey 

30 OCT 2005 Laura Orshaw, The Cherry Flats Ridge Pluckers and The Lonesome Road Ramblers to head Musical Fundraiser for Tioga Point Museum 

Folk music and dance will be featured at the Tioga Point Museum’s annual fall fundraiser Sunday, October 30, 2005 at the Keystone Theater in Towanda, PA. The lineup will include three groups well versed in traditional music, each sharing their own distinct style of Celtic, bluegrass, and old-time country music. 

"Laura Orshaw, The Cherry Flats Ridge Pluckers, and The Lonesome Road Ramblers are all local favorites and the afternoon promises to be exceptional entertainment for the ears and eyes", said Valerie Jacoski, director of the Tioga Point Museum and organizer for the event. "All of the performers have donated their time to benefit the museum and help us reach our goals. We’ve just completed a program for kindergartners and preschoolers, and have other school-age programs in the works. We are holding the fundraiser to support our programs and projects." 

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine calls Laura Orshaw, "a significant emerging artist in the arena of traditional American music" while Sing Out! magazine writes, "Laura Orshaw is that rare player who certainly has the chops, but also plays with great emotion and drive". Laura, age 17, has recorded two highly acclaimed CD's and is known in old time music circles for her fiddling and singing throughout the US and Europe. Also joining Laura will be her father Mark and Grandmother, Betty Orshaw. This will be a rare opportunity to see all three generations of this well-known performing family together. 

The Cherry Flats Ridge Pluckers are a favorite at barn dances and festivals throughout the region. An old time Southern style dance band, they perform music as fresh and exciting today as when it was performed for countless dances throughout Appalachia over the last 100 years. The Markell family dancers will be on hand to entertain and demonstrate the old-time style of buckdancing borrowed by our ancestors from the natives they encountered upon settling this country.

Rounding out the show will be the Lonesome Road Ramblers, a four piece bluegrass band which has performed at dozens of festivals, fairs, live TV and Radio shows throughout the northeast. Playing bluegrass and old country music around a single microphone, they capture art of early TV and radio performance. 

"In addition to the musical entertainment, there will be gift basket raffles, 50/50s, and Yale’s Music Shop has donated an acoustic guitar package to raffle," said Jacoski. 

Tickets for the 2:00 show are $5.00 and are available at Yale’s Music Shop, Between Friends Gift Shoppe, the Tioga Point Museum, Spalding Memorial Library, and at the door. Any questions about the event can be directed to Valerie Jacoski, at 570-888-7225.

31 OCT 2005 1956 - Dial Phones installed in Millerton
PICO Search Engine reindexed with 13745 pages
Big Flats
N. Towanda
S. Waverly
South Creek
Standing Stone
W. Burlington
Remember that the site is arranged PRIMARILY around the Eighty Township Pages, and they all link from the sidebar at the right of the page. Subject areas link both from the sidebar at the left and from the icons below. My mail tells me that many long time site guests are very unaware of many of its special features. Open every window so you don't miss any.
Future Local Events of Interest to Historians
21 SEP 2005 Archie's Meeting




WYSOX FIRE HALL (Handicapped Accessible)

Come west on Rt. 6 to light in Wysox, turn right and go straight ahead The Fire hall will be on your left after Pipher’s Motel, by the ball field

Come east on Rt. 6 to light in Wysox, turn left at light (Do not get confused and take Rt. 187 towards Rome at the light)

DINNER: 6:00 P.M.

Buffet: Chicken, Beef, Baked Potato, Peas, Toss Salad, Cherry Cobbler and Beverage



Karen James, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

Karen James is with the Bureau of Archives and History in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). She has traveled across Pennsylvania and neighboring states presenting eye-opening accounts of the Commonwealth's controversial role in the national Anti-Slavery and Underground Railroad movements. In 2004, she traveled to 30 counties in Pennsylvania to create the Pennsylvania Underground Railroad Network, a collaborative effort of historical societies and grass-roots groups interested in promoting, protecting, and preserving the history and the places important to the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania. With the help of The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (CASS), Penn State, and the Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, the Network will soon launch an on-line web site to meet the needs of Underground Railroad researchers, students, and local historians. She has also done significant research on legal cases related to Pennsylvania’s Personal Liberties Laws, fugitive slave laws, and the status of free blacks in Pennsylvania. Karen is an invaluable resource on all matters related to the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania. She is also the coordinator of PHMC's Annual Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please send your prepaid dinner reservation/s to
Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, PA 18848

I would like to make ____ dinner reservations @ 15.00 Amount Enclosed $_______
For the following people: _______________________________________________


06 NOV 2005 Baseball Heritage at Bradford County Historical society
02 DEC 2005 Christmas Tree Gala at Bradford County Historical Society

August  2005 Statistics
Site Statistics - 13,392 Pages on site at month beginning. One year ago we had 11,690 pages on site as of August 1. That's 1702 new pages in one year.

Average Daily Visits per Site Count on Main Page Aug 2000 =235 Aug 2001 =301 Aug 2002 =312  Aug  2003 = 377 Aug 2004 = 372
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