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position of a bookkeeper and is now deceased.

Thomas F. Jacob, son of Daniel and Margaret
Jacob, was born in 1848, in Wales, and in 1871
came to the United States. He settled in Nanti-
coke, Pennsylvania, where for twenty-seven years
he was employed as bookkeeper by the Susque-
hanna Coal Company. At the end of that time
he opened a general store which he conducted
during the remainder of his life. He took an ac-
tive part in township affairs, and was honored by
his neighbors with several offices of trust and re-
sponsibility. For twelve years he was secretary
of Nanticoke, for four years treasurer, for five
years held the office of notary public, and he
also served as postmaster for some t'me under
President McKinley. He was president of the
First National Bank of Nanticoke, of which he
was one of the first stockholders, and was also
president of the Electric Companv of Nanticoke,
of which he was indeed the principal promoter.
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, the
Knights of Pythias and the Knights of Honor.
Politically he was a stanch upholder of the prin-
ciples of the Republican platform. He was a
member of the Welsh Congregational Church,
and in 1884 founded in the face of great oppo-
sition the English Congregational Church. That
church is to-day in a flourishing condition.

Thomas F. Jacob married Cecilia Davis, also
a native of Wales, and of the thirteen children
horn to them six are now living: J. F., mentioned
-at length hereinafter : Margaret, who is the wife



of William Crotzer ; Edwin ; Archibald, who is
the principal of the Nanticoke school ; Laura ; and
Thomas. The death of Mr. Jacob, the father,
which occurred in 1903, was mourned by the
whole community as that of a man so useful and
so justly honored deserved to be.

Dr. J. F. Jacob, son of Thomas F. and Cecilia
(Davis) Jacob, was born October 23, 1870, in
Wales, and the following year was brought by
his parents to the United States. He received his
primary education in the common schools of Nan-
ticoke, and then entered the Bloomsburg State
Normal School, from which he graduatd in 1889.
He was prepared for his chosen profession at
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, from
which institution he received in 1893 the degree
of Doctor of Aledicine. He began practice the
same year, opening an office in Forest City,
where he remained until 1897, in which year he
moved to Throop. His practice is large and con-
stantly increasing. In 1903 he opened a drug
store in connection with his office, thus supplying
a long-felt want, a kindness which the people of
Throop were not slow to appreciate. He is a
member of the Lackawanna Aledical Society and
the American Medical Association.

Dr. Jacob married in 1892 Eva, daughter of
David M. Rittenhouse, of Lewistown, Miffiin
county, Pennsylvania. The Rittenhouses are one
of the old families of the Keystone state, the
members of which have filled many responsible
town and county offices. Dr. and Mrs. Jacob are
the parents of one daughter. Anna Cecelia, born
June 12, 1895.

GEORGE H. HA\'ERLY. Among the well
known and respected business men and citizens of
Throop is George H. Haverly. He is the son of
Leroy and Eliza (Place) Haverly, and was born
in 1859, ^t Overton, Bradford county. Pennsylva-
nia.

He was educated at various places in his na-
tive state to which his parents removed, finally
going as far as Iowa, where they remained six
years, and where Mrs. Haverly died. In 1872
Mr. Haverly brought his family back to Pennsvl-
vania, and settled at New Albany.

In 1884 George H. Haverly went to Throop,
where he was employed as a clerk b)- T. H. Wat-
kins & Company, and was subsequently promoted
to the position of head clerk, a place which he re-
tained for ten years. The entire period of his serv-
ice with the firm was seventeen years. In 1901
he resigned his position and opened a store of his
own which he conducted for two years. In 1903



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he went into the Hvery business, and also became
a general contractor, and these two lines of busi-
ness he still follows with much success. During
his residence in Throop he has built two houses
and become the owner of nineteen building lots
in the borough. He has taken an active part in
township affairs, and his neighbors have testified
to the confidence with which they regard him by
electing him to various offices. He has served
as councilman for five years, clerk of the council
for three years, for one year was chief of police,
and for three years filled the office of tax collec-
tor. He is a member of the Heptasophs of Prov-
idence, and the Royal Arcanum of Pittston. His
political principles are those advocated and up-
held by the Republican party. He attends the
Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Haverly married, in 1880, Reah Merrill,
of Pittston, Pennsylvania, and of the six children
born to them four are now living: Clarence M.,
who is a druggist at Archbald ; Georgia G. ;
Harvey M.; and Reah M. Mrs. Haverly died in
1898, and in 1900 Mr. Haverly married Mary
Bramer, of Mill City. They have one daughter,
Helen May, who was bom in 1904.

JONATHAN H. CALLENDER, of Blake-
ly borough, Pennsylvania, is a worthy descendant
of a highly respected Scotch-Irish family, who
previous to the Revolutionary war emigrated to
America, settling in Virginia. The progenitor
of this family was a member of the Established
Church of England, was what was then called
a Tory and he was loyal to King George of Eng-
land. One of his sons, Samuel, declared for the
colonies and took up arms in defense of the new
cause, and this action so enraged the father that
he disowned and disinherited him. After serving
under General Washington as a sergeant in his
life guards up to the close of the war, he was
honorably discharged. Samuel Callender mar-
ried Martha Slosson, and they subsequently
moved to Orange, New York. To them were
born the following named children : Samuel, Na-
than, Stephen, Sally, Betsey, Rhoda and Mary
Callender.

Samuel Callender, eldest son of Samuel, the
Revolutionary soldier, and Martha Callender. was
born in Connecticut, September 10, 1783. He lo-
cated in Lackawanna county, Pennsylvania, and
took up one hundred acres of land running from
the mountain through Peckville to the Lackawan-
na river. For a period of time he resided in
Greengrove, same county. He was a stanch Bap-
tist, serving as deacon in that body, and he was



familiarly known as "Deacon Samuel." Being o£-
a genial and cheerful disposition, he was a great
favorite with all who had the honor of his ac-
quaintance. He was united in marriage to Eliz-
abeth London, daughter of Edward London, the.-
ceremony being performed in 1806. Mr. Callen-
der died in 1857. They were the' parents of the
following named children :

I. Laura, who became the wife of Jabez Hall,
and the\- were the parents of twelve children and.
grandparents of six ; they had six sons in the
Civil war. 2. Stephen, mentioned at length in
the following paragraph. 3. Lovice, who became
the wife of Levi Silvius, and their family con-
sisted of twelve children, two sons of whom
served in the Civil war. 4. Rhoda, who became
the wife of the Rev. J. B. Kenyon, a minister of
the Baptist church, and eight children were born
to them, five of whom are living, namely : Mrs..
S. D. Kingsly, Mrs. J. T. Howe, Charles P., Car-
rie A., and Mrs. J. R. Jones. Rev. J. B. Kenyon.
was a native of New York state. He located in
the Lackawanna Valley in 1841, was married in
1846, was appointed the hrst burgess of Blakely
in 1867, and also held the offices of poor director
and school director. His home is one of the
oldest in the Lackawanna Valley that is in a good
state of preservation. He died in 1883, his wife
in 1897. 5. Rev. Newell, who married Harriet
Ferris, who bore him seven children. 6. Loucina,
who became the wife of Benjamin Bowen, and
they are the parents of three children. 7. Har-
riet, who became the wife of Theron Ferris, and
five children were born to them.

Stephen Callender, eldest son of Samuel and
Elizabeth Callender, was born in the borough of
Blakely, Pennsylvania, June 3, 1809. He was a.
man of sterling qualities and unimpeachable char-
acter, and served in the capacity of justice of the-
peace for the long period of thirty-six years in
Blakelv township. By his marriage to Lephe
Hall seven children were born, as follows : Jud-
son, who married Abbie Snedifor, and their chil-
dren are Melvin W., Franklin and Mary Etta;
Jonathan H., mentioned hereinafter ; Emma
(-Mrs. Henry Plummer) ; Ella, deceased ; Wil-
liam H., deceased ; Eliza J., deceased ; and Charles
deceased.

Jonathan H. Callender, second son of Stephen
and Lephe Callender, was bom in the borough of
Blakely in which he now resides, December 29,
1833. He was reared and educated there, and
early in lif served an apprenticeship at the trade
of carpenter. For twenty consecutive years he was
in the employ of the D. & H. Company, eleven-




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years of which time he served as breaker boss,
and since his retirement from his trade he has
turned his attention to mercantile pursuits, and is
now one of the leading merchants of his borough.
i\Ir. Callender was a defender of his country in
"the terrible struggle of 1861-65. He first served
for a short time in the militia, from which he was
honorabl\- discharged, after which he re-enlisted
in the Third Artillery. He was subsequently
transferred to Company D, of the One Hundred
and Eigthy-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Vol-
unteer Infantry, as first sergeant. He partici-
pated in the following battles : Cold Harbor, Sig-
nal Hill, capture of Petersburg, and capture of
Richmond. He was honorably discharged from
the service of the United States government in
1865. He has served as school director and coun-
cilman of Blakely. having been elected to the
office on the Republican ticket. He is a member
of the Baptist Church, in which he holds the office
of deacon, and lames G. Stevens Post, No. ^04,
G. A. R. "

July 9, i86o, Vr. Callender married Ann Mul-
holland, a native of Canada. To this union there
were born five children, as follows : Emma J.,
who became the wife of Harvey Wood, and their
children are: Stephen R., Harvey D, and Janet.
Mary L., a teacher in the International Corre-
sondence School at Scranton. ^^'illiam H., who
married Laura Smith, who bore him one daugh-
ter — Laura B. Callender. Lephe P., an experi-
enced and trained nurse. Stephen R., who mar-
ried Elizabeth Coyle, and of their three children
two are living at the present time ( 1904), name-
ly: Aluriel and Marion H. Callender.

THE TRESCOTT FAMILY, representa-
tives of which in the present generation have at-
tained high standing in the legal profession, one
being the first lady attorney admitted to the bar
of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, in which thev
have achieved not only success, but distinction,
traces its anucestry to \\'illiam Trescott, of Dor-
cliester. :\Iassachusetts, born 1614, the first of the
family of whom there is anv authentic record.
He married, [May 10, 1643, Elizabeth Dyer, bom
dren were: Samuel, born November 4, 1646;
see forward. Mary, born April 23, 1649. John.
1625, daughter of George Dyer, and their" chil-
torn October 21, 165 1. Patience, born May 7,
1653. Abigail, born November 5, 1656, married,
November 21, 16S2, Ammiel Weeks, and their
children were : Ammiel and George, these being
the only children mentioned in the will of thei'r
grandfather, \\'illiam Trescott. Martha, born



January 8. 1661. Elizabeth, born January 24,
1665. William Trescott, father of these children,
died September 11, 1699, aged eight v-five vears.
his wife, Elizabeth (Dyer) Trescott, died July
30, 1699, aged seventy-four years.

Samuel Trescott, born November 4, 1646, eld-
est son of ^^'illiam and Elizabeth (Dyer) Tres-
cott, married .Alartha . Their children

were: Dyer, born August 4, 1671. Samuel,
born May 4, 1673 : see forward. Rebecca, born
April 27, 1675. Jeremiah, born October 6, 1676.
Abiah E., born October 31, 1678. Thankful, born
February 22, 1680. Elizabeth, born Januarv 27,
1682. Sarah, born March 5, 1684. The' first
named four children were baptized August 22,
1682. Samel Trescott, father of these children,
died July 30, 1735.

Samuel Trescott, born May 4, 1673, eldest
son of Samuel and Martha Trescott, was a resi-
dent of Sheffield, Berkshire county, ]\Iassachu-
setts. from whence he removed to Huntington,
Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, in June, 1778, and
the Trescott family was one of the representative
families in that section. He married Hannah
Whipple, also of Sheffield, Massachusetts, and
among their children were two sons : Solon, mar-
ried Anna Byer, and had an only daughter. Han-
nah, who married Samuel Chapin, a descendant
of Deacon Samuel Chapin, of Revolutionary-
fame ; and Samuel, who with Solon served in.
Washington's army during the campaigns of 1776
and 1777. They were in the manv engagements
during these two disastrous years, and after their
term of enlistment expired the brothers returned
to Huntington and both enrolled in the company
of Captain John Franklin and with him marched
to Forty Fort to participate in the eflforts to save
the Susquehanna settlements from destruction by
the Tories and Indians. After their escape from
Forty Fort, where they were held as prisoners a
short time after John Butler was in possession of
the fort, they returned to Huntington and as-
sisted others to escape who were still remaining
there. They had been preceded by bands of rov-
ing Indians, who were iDUsy robbing, burning and
devastating the homes that had been deserted.
Several of the people the Trescott brothers ex-
pected to find were gone, and of some of them
no tidings were ever obtained. The brothers
went down the river some distance, then taking-
an easterly course eventually reached Connecti-
cut. Samuel Trescott soon after married and
never returned to Huntington. Solon also mar-
ried soon pfter, returning to his native place, and
remained there until 1794. His wife was Mar-



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garet Lewis, of Ashford, Connecticut. When
they returned to Huntington they brought with
them their six children.

Peter S. Trescott, a son of Solon and Mar-
garet (Lewis) Trescott, born in Connecticut,
about 1770, immigrated to Pennsylvania, locating
in the vicinity of Huntington, where he died in
1884, aged ninety-six years. He married Susan
Miller, a native of Chester county, Pennsylvania,
of Welsh Quaker descent.

Barton Miller Trescott, son of Peter S. and
Susan (Miller) Trescott, was born in Hunting-
ton, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, Julv 12,
1830. He was reared and educated in his native
town, attending its common schools, and for
many years followed the occupation of civil en-
gineer in that town with marked success. He
performed special work on disputed titles and
other matters of a similar nature. He served three
terms as county surveyor of Luzerne county, in
which capacity he rendered capable and efficient
service. He was a man of honor and integrity,
and was beloved and respected by all with whom
he came in contact. He married Permelia Ste-
vens Rhone, born at Cambra, April 22, 1836,
daughter of George and Mary Bowman ( Ste-
vens) Rhone, the former named born October
18, 1804, died December 14, 1881, and the latter
born October 8, 1816, died December 20, 1893,
at the home of her son, Freas Brown Rhone, in
Catawissa, Pennsylvania. George Rhone was a
farmer in Huntington, Pennsylvania, until his re-
moval to Wilkes-Barre, in which citv the remain-
der of his life was spent. He was a son of Mat-
thias and Naomi (La Porte) Rhone, the former
named a native of Lehigh county, Pennsylvania,
his birth occurring near Allentown. He was a
farmer by occupation, following that line of work
in his native county. He died near Ben Town,
Columbia county, Pennsylvania, 1853, aged sev-
enty—five vears, and his remains are interred in
Saint Gabriel's churchyard.

Naomi La Porte was a descendant of one of
the families of French refugees who fled to
America during the French revolution and set-
tled at Asylum, Bradford county, Pennsylvania,
'ihey came in 1793, almost before the echoes of
our own revolution had died away. In 1796 the
town consisted of forty families, among them
many who had held high positions in naval, mil-
itary and state circles in France. When Napo-
leon came into power and repealed the laws of
expatriation which had been passed against the
emigrants with the promise of the restitution of
their confiscated estates on their return, the



greater part of them embraced the opportunity
and went back to France. Some of them re-
moved to Philadelphia, two or three to other parts
of the country, and but three families remained
in the vicinity of Asylum. Naomi La Porte was-
a member of one of these families, and was born
at La Porte, in what is now Sul.ivan county. Her
relative, Hon .John La Porte, was speaker of the
general assembly of Pennsylvania n 1832, the
fifth term of his membership; from 1832 to 1836-
he was a member of congress, and surveyor gen-
eral of Pennsylvania from 1845 ^ 1851.

Mary Bowman (Stevens) Rhone was a daugh-
ter of Zebulon Hall Stevens. He was a descend-
ant of Henry Stevens, who came to this country
from England, April 4, 1669, with his father and
two brothers, Nicholas and Tliomas, and set-
tled in Taunton, Massachusetts. Permelia (Bow-
man) Stevens, wife of Zebulon Stevens, and
mother of Mary Bowman (Stevens) Rhone, was
the eldest daughter of John Bowman, who was
born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, April 2,
1772, and died at Town Hill, Huntington town-
ship, Luzerne county, February 8, 1848. He mar-
ried Mary Britton, who died in 1852. He was a
son of Christopher Bowman, who came from
Germany in 1754 and settled in Bucks county,
Pennsylvania. The father of Christopher Bow-
man lived in Germany and was a man of consid-
erable eminence and wealth. He had built up a
village, founded a school, had many men in his
employ, on occasions issued letters which served
as passports from province to province, seemed
to have exercised something of the rig-hts and
prerogatives which belonged to the old feudal no-
bility, and, in fact, the family coat of arms is said
by heraldic authority to have been the grade of
an earl. He owned a silver mine named Mehlen-
bach. situate in the mountain near Ems, about
twenty miles to the north of Wiesbaden. The
name of the family in Germany was Bauman.
which was changed to Bowman by the first Amer-
ican ancestor. Christopher and his younger
brother emigrated to America in 1754, and with-
in a few years he returned to the fatherland on a
visit, -when he sold his interest in the mine at
Mehlenbach. This mine was still held by the
Bauman family in 1872, when a joint stock com-
pany was formed which still operates the mine.
Christopher Bowman married Susan Banks, sis-
ter of Hon. Judge Banks, of Reading, a family of
Scotch-English descent, and a family of consid-
erable distinction and prominence both in New
Jersey and Pennsylvania. They removed to
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died in 1806, and his wife Susan died in 1816.
Bishop Thomas Bowman, of the Methodist Epis-
copal Church, was a grandson. Henry Stevens
married Ehza or Elizabeth, a daughter of Cap-
tain John Gallup, a son of Captain John Gallup,
of Boston, Massachusetts, and both father and
son were noted as Indian fighters. He came to
Pequot in 165 1, where he lived until 1654, when
he removed to Mystic. Captain Gallup married
Hannah Lake, a relative of Governor Winthrop.
Henry Stevens settled in Stonington, Connecti-
cut, and had three sons, Thomas, Richard and
Henry. Thomas married ]\Iary Hall, and settled
in Plainfield, Connecticut, and had seven sons,
Thomas, Phineas, Uriah, Caleb, Benjamin, Sam-
uel and Zebulon. Zebulon was born June 14,
1717, and married Miriam Fellows, November 25,
1743. Thomas, son of Zebulon, was born Mav 5,
1760, at Canaan, Litchfield county, Connecticut.
and emigrated to Wyoming before the close of
the last century. Thomas Stevens married Lucy
Miller, December 2, 1784. Zebulon Hall Ste-
vens, son of Thomas, was born January 12, 1791,
and married Parmelia Bowman, daughter of John
Bowman, October 28, 1813.

The children of George and IMary Bowman
(Stevens) Rhone are as follows: i. Parmelia
Stevens, born April 22, 1836, aforementioned as
the wife of Barton Miller Trescott. 2. Daniel
La Porte, born January 19, 1838, married (first)
December 6, 1861, Emma Hale Kinsey, daughter
of John Kinsey, of Montgomery Station, Lycom-
ing county, Pennsylvania. She died February 18,
1878. They had a daughter, Mary Panthea.
Daniel La Porte Rhone married (second) De-
cember 31, 1879, Rosamond L. Dodson, born in
Downieville, Sierra countv, California, daughter
of Osborne and Lucy (Wadsworth) Dodson, of
Pennsylvania, who were the parents of two other
children, as follows : Darien Wadsworth Dodson,
of Town Hill, Pennsylvania, who married Mar-
garet Camp, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Judge and Mrs. Rhone are the parents of two
daughters: Alice Buckalew, born November 15,
1880, and Helen Wadsworth, born November 5,
1884. 3. Susan Bowman, born January 8, 1840,
became the wife of Alfred T. Creveling, born
September 25, 1833, died at Plymouth, Pennsyl-
vania. February 2, 1906. 4. John Crawford,
born January 29, 1842, married !\[aria Baker. 5.
Zebulon, Stratton, born December 2. 1845, mar-
ried Jennie Crosthwaite, of Williamsport, Penn-
sylvania ; he died in Nebraska, Februarv 5, 1887 ;
was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal church.
6. Minerva, born March 23, 1847. 7- Aristo



Caroline, born January 10, 1850, died in infancy.
8. Samuel Matthias, born September 25, 1852,
married Amanda Waltman. of Montgomery,
Pennsylvania. 9. Freas Brown, born August 19,
i860, married Lillian Grover. of Rupert, Penn-
sylvania.

The children of Barton Miller and Permelia
Stevens (Rhone) Trescott are as follows: i.
Boyd, born April 18, i860, Huntington. Pennsyl-
vania, ( now resides in Millville, Columbia county,
Pennsylvania ; he married Anna Potter, and they
have one child, Paul Henry. 2. Mary Luella,
born October 3, 1864, Dorranceton, Pennsylva-
Pennsylvania, mentioned hereafter. 3. Rhone,
born October 3, 1864, Dorrancetown, Pennsylva-
nia, is now engaged in business with the Lehigh
Valley Railroad Company ; he married Emma
Harrison, issue : Leroy and Liva. 4. Minerva
P., born December 24, 1865 ; she became the wife ,
of Charles W. Snyder, a journalist; issue, Mar-
tha, Barton, Russell and Richard. Mr. and Mrs.
Snyder reside in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
5. Josephine, born March 25, 1867, Hunting-
ton, Pennsylvania, became the wife of Harry
Davenport, a successful farmer of Dor-
ranceton, Pennsylvania, issue, Herman, Robert
and Francis. 6. Rush, born October 5, 1868.
Huntington, Pennsylvania, mentioned elsewhere.
7. Emma, born March 13, 1871, Huntington,
Pennsylvania; she is now (1905) a student in a
school in Georgetown, Washington, D. C. 8.
Robert, born September 5, 1872, Huntington,
Pennsylvania: he is now (1905) a student at
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Bar-
ton Miller Trescott, the father of these children,
died December 22, 1897.

Mrs. Permelia R. (Rhone) Trescott, whose
death occurred May 12, 1905, was educated in
the public schools and at Dickinson Seminary at
Williamsport. Early in life she became a mem-
ber of the Methodist Episcopal church, and from
that day until her demise was eminently con-
sistant with her profession. She was active in
every phase of church and christian life, and
never outgrew her usefulness. The Methodist
church which stands at Register is largely the re-
sult of her faith, prayers, and work. Each of
her pastors found her sympathetic, appreciative,
helpful and especially an.xious for the strength-
ening as well as the extension of His kingdom.
She loved good books and poetry, which she so
aptly quoted, was a delightful and profitable con-
versationalist, as well as a good listener. In her
home her character shone resplendent, and under
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later life she carefully reared the children en-
trusted to her care. With fidelity seldom equalled
and never surpassed she sought to instill into their



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