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History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches

By H. C. Bradsby, 1891

CHAPTER XLV. South Creek Township
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Page 490

THIS township lies in the northwest part of the county, The Northern Central Railroad passes nearly through the center from north to south. Its principal streams are 'South creek, Buck creek and Roaring run. Philo Fassett settled in the township in 183-1. The early settlers were: Asa Gillett, John Morrison, Gideon Andrus, Isaac Baker and Samuel Pettingill. These came prior to 1833, except Mr. Gillett. . . Isaac Baker built a mill on South creek. Ezekiel Baker was the first settler at Gillett Station. Jessie Moore was a very early comer. George Dunham and M. Y. Glines were early prominent citizens.

The town of Gillett was made by the Glines, Fassett, Thomson, Jesse Moore and Gillett. The stage route from Williamsport to Elmira passed down South creek, and Gillett's was the " half way house" between Elmira and Troy. There were nine public-houses on the road between the two last-named points, three of which were kept respectively by Ezekiel Baker, Hervy Jones, and Mr. Gillett. Hervey Jones settled at Gillett about 1830, and opened a tavern. Aaron Stiles lived south of John Gillett's place.

Evan Dunning came in 1837, and built a mill, afterward Jesse Moore's, and did an extensive lumber business. From him the station, Dunning, takes its name.

The Berry settlement, in the south part of the township, derives its name from a large family of that name. In 1834 there was quite a cluster of houses there, only a part of which, however, were included in the boundary of the township.

Gillett Station is a shipping point on the Northern Central Railroad. There are two stores, a hotel and a few small shops, and a sawmill by John F. Gillett.

Fassett is a station on the Northern Central Railroad, near the northern boundary of the county, and was formerly called "State Line." There is a sawmill here and one store.

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