Meadows - We Are the Church - 1850 - 2000
Signers of the Compact
The following is basic information compiled on the "Signers" of the Tuscarora and Rush Compact. There may be minor errors as a few of these people signed using only their initials. Since only men signed the Charter, included are the names of the wives and their burial locations, if known.
PLEASE NOTE: The top name is the way the name appears on the Charter. The second name is the way it was found on the headstone or some other documentation.
Historian's comments are in parentheses.
|Chandler Bixbyxby, Chandler||Born Sept. 5, 1796 (Bainbridge, N.Y.)- 1868. He died Angelica, Allegheny County, N.Y. Wife - Urania Stackhouse, age 43 in 1850. Born about 1806 in N.Y.|
|Charles O. Bixby
Bixby, Charles O.
|Born about 1828 in N.Y. Son of Chandler and Urania Bixby. Age 22 in 1850 when he signed the Charter. Age 36 in 1863 in Tuscarora Twp.|
|Morris P. Blakeslie
Blakeslie, Morris P.
|Morris' name was
found in Rush Twp. 1847 taxable listing.
Wife - Eliza Angeline Seeley Miles Smith. They married September 9, 1884. He must have died before 1894 as Eliza wed Jerome Norton in 1894. She is buried in West Auburn.
|Born June 17, 1815.
Died Aug. 28, 1891.Buried Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Morgan County, Missouri.
Wife - Permilla D. Sherman Dec. 6, 1816-Dec. 14, 1896
Clink, Theodore S.
|Born Mar. 22, 1830.
Died Oct. 11, 1864 at Fort Monroe, VA. Probably buried in Virginia.)
Wife - Minerva Cobb. Born 1833. (Divorced 1861)
(*Historian's Note:Theodore Clink wrote a letter to his mother describing his premonition that he would not survive the Civil War. He told her not to mourn him. He would meet her when she got to Heaven!)
|Born May 1, 1801
in Ct. - Died May 13, 1890 in Pike Twp (Alleged to be buried at Fowler
Hill). His headstone is in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Nancy Black. Born June 24, 1804 in Wyalusing, PA. Died Feb. 29, 1872 (68 yrs., 1mo.)
|P. F. Hardy
|Born Jan. 29, 1816
- Died July 1, 1885. Buried in Michigan.
Wife - Margaret Clapper . Born Aug. 30, 1817. Died Jan. 29,1892. Age 74 yrs., 5 mos., and 6 days. Margaret is buried in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
|J. D. Sturdivant
Sturdevant, Judson W.
|Born Dec. 3, 1841.
Died Jan. 31, 1890.Wife - Elizabeth Ann Deremer. Born Nov. 14, 1830. Died
Feb. 27, 1900. Buried at Sturdevant Cemetery on Clapper Hill.
(Historian's Note: Judson - If this is the J. D. who signed the Charter, he donated $3 a year to the minister and $1 a year to the Sunday School Library at Beaver Meadow. This was found in his Will at the Bradford County Courthouse. J. D. Sturdevant was Treasurer for the Silvara Progressive Temperance Reform Society in 1866. He was also a Trustee at Beaver Meadow in the mid-1880's.)
|Headstone reads Born
1817. Died 1909. The following information is from family records of Ben
Zitomer. Born April 16, 1816 in New York. Death Certificate reads 11/24/03.
Buried in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Rebecca Coates. Born 1817. Died 1890.
|J. B. Sturdivant
|Born July 3, 1807.
Died June 18, 1878 at 71 yrs, 11 mos, 15 days. Buried Sturdevant Cemetery
on Clapper Hill.
Wife - Irene Black. Died Sept. 15, 1851 at 35 yrs., 5 mos., 17days.
|Born Nov. 6, 1824.
Died Mar. 8, 1912. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery. (Headstone Edmund
but newspaper obituary says Edward.)
Wife - Thankful Cottrell. Born Dec. 16, 1821. Died Oct. 24, 1889.
|J. C. Culver
Culver, James C.
|Born Aug. 1, 1802.
Died Nov. 5, 1885. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Margaret French. Born Mar. 12, 1807. Died Apr. 4, 1888.
|Born March 12, 1808.
Died July 2, 1889. Buried at Jersey Hill Cemetery.
Wife - Elizabeth Mosher. Born Dec. 14, 1805. Died July 12, 1860.
|Born 1832. Died 1920.
Funeral Aug. 8, 1920 from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Stevensville,
PA. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Mary E. VanGilden. Born 1840. Died Sept. 24, 1933.
|Alonzo G. Whipple
Whipple, Alonzo G.
|Born about 1818.
Was age 44 in 1863 in Tuscarora Twp. Was on the 1890 tax list Tuscarora
Wife - Susan. No other information.
|Born 1814. Died 1899.
Buried in Stevensville
Wife #1 - Betsey Coates. Born 1821. Died 1846
Wife #2 - Sarah Hawley Kelley. Born 1839. Died 1904.
|Nelson H. Roberts
|Born about 1853.
He was on the Tuscarora Twp. 1888 Draft list, age 35 yrs. Leo Bolles set
his headstone on June 11, 1909 in the Bolles Cemetery, Auburn Twp., Susquehanna
County, PA. No record of date of death.
Wife - Amanda Newman. No other information.
|James M. Marbaker
Marbaker, James M.
|Born 1849. Meadows
Cemetery. ( In the 1850 Rush Twp. Census, James was 6/12th of a year old.
He was son of Joseph and Susan Cottrell Marbaker.) Died March 27, 1923.
Buried Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Mary Jane Herman. Born 1877. Died Nov. 27, 1962.
|Born 1806 in Rhode
Island. Died Feb. 19, 1888. Resided at Beaver Meadow according to 1850
Census. Burial place is unknown
Wife - Cathy Malvina Johnson
|J. D. Taylor
Taylor, J. D.
|(Historian's Note: J. D. Taylor owned land bordering the William Whitney property in a description of land purchased by Dutton Cobb from George Atwood on November 25, 1884. There is no further information at this time.)|
|Born about 1818.
He was age 30 in 1850 Census Tuscarora Twp. Burial place not certain.
Wife #1 - Sarah was age 32 in 1850. Burial place unknown. (May be buried in the Madison Cemetery, Bennett Farm. Their daughter, Abbie Madison MaGee is buried there.)
Wife #2 - Cynthia Hardy Culver. Born about 1840. Widow of Aldophus Culver.
|D. D. Bennett
|(Davis Dimmock Bennett)
Born (July 16) 1834. Died Apr. 29,1901.
Wife #1 - Harriet Hoadley. Died Nov. 1, 1863. Buried at Fowler Hill Cemetery.
Wife #2 - Mary Cornelia Very. Died age 42. Buried at the Fairdale Cemetery.
Wife #3 - Harriet Hall. Born 1857. Died May 12, 1922. Buried at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
|Born Oct. 21, 1825.
Died June 8, 1903. Buried Quinby Cemetery in Silvara, PA.
Wife - Margaret Newman. Born 1834. Died 1930.
|A. L. Pickett
Pickett, Almon L.
|Born 1828. Died (June
25) 1906. Buried Beaver Meadows.
Wife #1 - Mary Smith. Burial place unknown.
Wife #2 - Martha Dawson. Died Apr. 23, 1905 at age 72 yrs., 7 mos., and 28 days. Buried Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
|Born about 1795.
Died May 20, 1872 at age 77 yrs. Buried at the Skinner's Eddy Ghost Hill
Wife - Phyllis. Died May 9, 1868 at age 75 yrs.
|Listed on the 1890 tax list for Tuscarora Twp. No other information at this time.|
Sharer, James B.
|Born Apr. 26, 1838.
Died Apr. 4, 1890. Buried at Stevensville Cemetery
Wife - Elizabeth Coleman. Born May 31, 1853. No date of death.
|L. A. Pickett
Pickett, Lyman A.
|Died June 8, 1885
at age 36 yrs., 6 mos., and 21 days. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Rosa Marie Rinker. Born 1855. She married again in 1895 to Jacob Bond. Died July 8, 1933.
|Born Oct. 25, 1848. Died Oct. 22, 1891. Son of Edmund and Thankful. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.|
|A. B. Culver
Culver, Aaron B.
|Born Apr. 15, 1832.
Died Feb. 12, 1925. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Estelle Buck. Born May 3, 1839. Died Mar. 16, 1911.
|Lafayette Granger was on the 1847 Rush Twp. Taxable list. No other information.|
|N. C. Cobb
Cobb, Nathan C.
|Born (June) 1835.
Died Sept. 15, 1915. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Josephine Culver. Headstone reads 1843 - 1922.(Family records state that she was born May 6, 1842 and died Jan. 6, 1923.)
|Born about 1804.
He was 59 on the 1863 Enumeration List of Tuscarora Twp. Died Apr. 18,
1886. Buried Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Has no headstone at this time.
Wife - Lorena Palmer. Born 1813. Died Apr. 21, 1886.
|R. W. Cobb
Cobb, Raymond Winchester
|Born Oct. 23, 1849.
Died Aug. 26, 1920. Buried at Stevensville Cemetery.
Wife - Mary M. Owens. Born Aug. 13, 1856. Died Dec. 27, 1942.
|Born 1805. Died Dec. 13, 1894. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery. There is no headstone.|
|H. O. Wage
Wage, Henry Orman
|Born Feb. 13, 1855.
Died Nov. 5, 1942. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife #1 - Rosetta May Kinne. Born Sept. 26, 1870. No other information.
Wife #2 - Nettie J. Gibbs Born Nov. 8, 1874. Died Apr. 21, 1921.
|Born after 1805 when his parents came to Auburn Twp. Was a resident of Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County in 1825. He was on the Rush Twp. taxable listing in 1845.|
|M. J. Pickett
Pickett, Marcus James
|Born July 6, 1852. Died Feb. 18, 1942. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery Wife - Susan Edith Bond. Born June 16, 1857. Died Feb. 7, 1930.|
|Born around 1826.
Died March 26, 1866 at age 40. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Elizabeth (Culver). Born 1834. Died 1912. (She married Andrew's brother, Elmer, after Andrew's death. Both husband's names are listed on the headstone.)
|E. P. Howe
|Son of Hiram and Sylvia Cheever Howe of Brooklyn, Susquehanna County, PA. He was a member of the 52nd Regiment PA Volunteers. (From newspaper clippings - he was logging in Silvara in 1893.) No other information.|
|Jesse B. Stevens
Stevens, Jesse B.
|Born 1806. Died 1895.
Buried on the Susquehanna County Poor Farm, Rush Twp., PA.
Wife - Sylva Fowler, widow of Samuel Fowler. Mother of Amasa and David. No further information.
|R. M. Woodruff
Woodruff, Robert Morris
|Born October 9, 1842
Creemore, Ontario, Canada. Died January 24, 1921 Both buried LeRaysvile,
Wife - Thankful Marbaker Born 1853 Died 1938 (Edward and Thankful Marbaker transferred property in April 1876 to Robert and Thankful Woodruff. )
|N. P. Babcock
Babcock, Nathan Petty
|Born 1824. Died 1888.
Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Mary Culver. Born Apr. 24, 1830. Died Feb. 10,1917.
McLaud, Jonas P.
|Born Jan. 18, 1861.
Died (May 15) 1947. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Marion Comstock. Born May 29, 1865. Died May 18, 1926.
|Born Aug. 26, 1821.
Died March 31, 1889. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Sally Ann Clapper. Born Feb. 6, 1824. Died Sept. 10, 1895.
|N. C. Strickland
Strickland, Nathan C.
|Born Oct. 31, 1844. Died July 29, 1903. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Wife - Isilda A. Clapper. Born Aug. 12, 1849. Died Aug. 31, 1938.|
|Died Nov. 10, 1895
at age 76 yrs., 11 mos., 6 days. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife #1 - Harriet Culver. Died June 1, 1869 at age 42 yrs.,11 mos., 10 days. Wife #2 - Melvina Bennett. Born about 1828. Died Aug. 20, 1912.
|N. R. Jones
Jones, Newton R.
|Died March 8, 1930 (West Auburn Grange records). Burial place unknown. (Probably somewhere in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, PA.)|
Cogswell, Dr. Niram Jackson
|Born June 15, 1823. Died Jan. 19, 1890. Buried Quinby Cemetery, Silvara, PA. Wife - Dr. Caroline P. Burch. Born Nov. 12, 1824. Died July 1, 1898.|
|J. J. Culver
Culver, James Jarvis
|Born May 17, 1840.
Died Jan. 11, 1922. Buried atBeaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Catherine E. Potter. Born Apr. 13, 1838. Died Feb. 19, 1906.
|Born 1806 in New
York State. Died after 1880. Burial place unknown.
Wife - Hannah Clapper. Born May 12, 1811. Died March, 1880.
|J. F. Clapper
Clapper, John Freeman
|Born 1856. Died Sept.
14, 1934. (Nickname 'Montie'.) Buried Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Phebe O. Strickland. Born 1858. Died 1946 (Sept 6).
|D. C. Cobb
Cobb, Dutton C
|Born May 18, 1860.
Died June 22, 1919. Buried Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Ella Lois McLaud. Born Dec. 11, 1857. Died April 1935.
|J. S. Stone
|Born around 1851. He was on Military Draft List for Tuscarora Twp. 1888 - age 40 yrs. Was on the taxable listing for 1890 Tuscarora Twp. Had 1 cow and 2 acres.|
|C. E. Howe
|(Historian's Note: If this is Cyrus Howe, he resided in Silvara and was working for William Whitney in August 1895. He was member of the 52nd Regiment of PA Volunteers. Son of Hiram and Sylvia Cheever Howe of Brooklyn, Susquehanna County, PA.)|
King, John S.
|Born Apr. 18, 1845
(or 1847 Bennett History). May be buried at Moosic, Pa., where he resided.
Wife - Matsey Ann McLaud. Born Jan. 16, 1856. Died May 14, 1931.
|D. L. Clapper
Clapper, Daniel L.
|Born Nov. 27, 1853.
Died March 12, 1899. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Estella A. Place. Born Aug. 11, 1859. Died June 13, 1937.
|O. D. Culver
Culver, Orin Daniel
|Born May 11, 1838.
Died Sept. 6, 1914. Buried at Quinby Cemetery, Silvara, PA.
Wife - Corintha Hazeltine Parker. Born June 2, 1836. Died Feb. 22, 1903.
Bennett, Chester R.
|Born May 25, 1862.
Died April 2, 1908. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Minnie R. (Roxy) Hogeboon. Born May 24, 1869. Died 1935 (May 20).
|Born Aug., 1822.
Died March 25, 1899 at age 76 yrs., 7 mos., and 13 days. Buried at Beaver
Wife - Susan Cottrell. Died Jan. 3, 1903 at age86 yrs., 1 mo., 3 days.
|L. B. Marbaker
Marbaker, Luther B.
|Born Oct. 3, 1858.
Died Jan. 18, 1941. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery with no headstone.
Wife #1 - Leonora Smith. Born Jan. 11, 1858. They divorced. Died Jan. 20, 1924.
Wife #2 - Harriet Rickard. They divorced. No other information.
|A. J. Potter
|Born about 1855 in Tuscarora Twp. His name wason the 1888 Draft Listing for Tuscarora Twp.|
|E. L. Clapper
Clapper, Elmer L.
|Born in 1846. Died
Aug. 28, 1914. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Sarah A. Marbacher. Born 1845. Died May 27, 1920.
|S. J. Pickett
Pickett, Samuel J.
|Born (Feb. 22) 1858.
Died (May 1) 1925. Buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
Wife - Katherine Welsh. Born in Canada (May) 1865. Died (Feb. 28) 1945.
Miles Bennett did not sign the Tuscarora and Rush Compact but he was a
trustee at Beaver Meadow. J. C. Culver and Edward Marbaker signed the Compact.
At the same time, they were all members of the Freewill Baptist Church
of Silvara. Beaver Meadow was a Union Church and these men represented
our Baptist connection.)
Born May 25, 1830. Was a member
of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Civil War. Died Jan. 25, 1901.
Buried in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
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