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TOC Vols. 21–26 Lest We Forget

Wyoming County Historical Society

Newsletter Table of Contents

for “LEST WE FORGET Wyoming County Pioneers,”
Vols. 21–26 (Sep 2001- Feb 2007)

Vol. 21 #1 (Sept. 2001)
What Are They Doing At The Society – 4
The Tunkhannock Mills (cover) – 12
Wyo. Co. Marriages & Deaths: “Wyoming Democrat” July – Dec. 1868) – 13
Hallsted Divorce Notice – 17
1850 Wyo. Co. Census (Bu-Bur) – 18
Wyo. Co. Orphans Court Rec. Vol. 2 (R) – 20
Wyo. Co. Wills Vol. 7 (T-V) – 22
Wyo. Co. Divorces (Ra-Ri) – 25
1880 Gen. & Per. Rec.: Exeter, Monroe & Northmoreland (N-R) – 27
Bounty Land (1856) – 28
Forkston Twp. Births, Deaths & Marriage Records (Deaths – A) – 29
158 Years of Wyo. Co. Sherrifs – Who They Were (1842-2000) – 30
Wyo. Co. Superintendents (1854-1908) – 34
Wm. Wood, Barber (1856) – 37
Family Bible Collection: Ace – 38
The Conant Family – 39
Wm. H. Barnes Store, Mehoopany (1856) – 41
Tunkhannock Canning Company – 42
Cattle Reward (1856) – 43
Wyo. Co. Business Advertisements (1856) – 44
Wyo. Co. Officials (1856) – 46
The 4th At East Lemon (1856) – 46
Improvements At Falls (1870) – 46
Beer Pump At Keelers (1887) – 46
Queries – 47

Vol. 21 #2 (Feb. 2002) 
Reunions – 58
Genealogy Fair 2002 – 60
C. H. Mathewson Mill, Factoryville – 60
Genealogical Web Sites – 61, 101
Wyo. Co. Marriages & Deaths: “Wyoming Democrat: Jan – June 1869 – 62
1850 Wyo. Co. Census (Burk-Byr) – 70
Wyo. Co. Orphans Court Rec. Vol. 2 (Sh-St) – 71
Wyo. Co. Wills (Vol. 7 “Wa-Wo”) – 73
New Firm – 74 Wyo. Co. Marriage Records (Vol. 2 “La-Me”) – 75
Wyo. Co. Divorces 1842-1900 (Ro) – 77
1880 Gen. & Per. Rec.: Exeter, Monroe & Northmoreland (“S-W”) – 78
The Great Flood IN the Susquehanna (1865) – 79
Wagner Families of Tunkhannock Twp. – 81
New Tax 1864 – 89
Pratt Brothers, Nicholson – 89
Forkston Twp. Births, Deaths & Marriage Records (Deaths – B) – 90
Family Bible Collection: Hallock/Wilson & Jackson Bibles – 92
Dennis Strong American Legion Post #457 – 94
Three Forkston Twp. Families: Harris, Moulton/Molton, Scribner – 96
List of Persons Drafted 16 Jan. 1865 – 97
Genealogical Terms Crossword Puzzle – 98
Queries – 99
Wyo. Co. Gen Web Page – 102

Vol. 22 #1 (Sept. 2002) 
WCHS Renovation Fund – 4
Wyo. Co. Puzzle Book – 5
Wyo. Co. Cemeteries – 5
Laceyville High School Class 1914-1915 – 6
Rev. Garford Williams – 10
Lake Winola Assoc. (1886) – 10
Wyo. Co. Marriages & Deaths: “Wyoming Democrat: July-Dec 1869 – 11
1850 Wyo. Co. Census (Cap) – 20
Wyo. Co. Orphans Court Rec. Vol. 2 (T) – 23
Wyo. Co. Wills (Vol. 8 “A-B”) – 24
Wyo. Co. Marriage Records (Vol. 2 “Mi-P”) – 28
Wyo. Co. Divorces 1842-1900 (Rou-Ru) – 29
1880 Gen. & Per. Rec.: Lemon, Meshoppen, Nicholson & Washington, Meshoppen & Nicholson Boroughs (A-B) – 31
Forkston Twp. Births, Deaths & Marriage Records (Deaths – C) – 33
Fraudulent Representation (1837) – 34
Family Bible Collection: Carpenter; Dailey & Parks/Newberry Bibles – 36
The Laceyville Lacey Family – 37
Jurors List of 1838 – 41
Falls Township – 42
Triton Roller Skating Rink, Tunkhannock – 43
Tunkhannock Post Office Letters (Oct. 1838) – 47
” Little Henpeck” & “Mehoopany” in 1879 – 47
Franklin Lodge No. 185 A. Y. M. History – 48
Queries – 49
Desc. of Capt. Jared Robinson – 51
Wyo. Co. Gen Web Page – 52

Vol. 22 #2 (Feb. 2003) 
WCHS Renovation Fund – 58
Stone House at Roger Hollow – 59
Where Were They Located – 63
White’s Ferry – 64
Wyo. Co. Marriages & Deaths “Wyoming Democrat” Jan-Mar 1870 – 65
1850 Wyo. Co. Census (Ca-Car) – 71
Wyo. Co. Orphans Court Rec. Vol. 2 (V) – 73
Wyo. Co. Divorces (Sa-Sc) – 74
Rubber Bucket Chain Pump – 75
Wyo. Co. Wills Vol. 8 (Ca-Cr) – 76
Wyo. Co. Marriage Rec. Vol. 2 (Q-Ro) – 78
1880 Gen. & Per. Rec.: Lemon, Meshoppen, Nicholson & Washington, Meshoppen & Nicholson Boroughs (Ca-Du) – 79
Forkston Twp. Births, Deaths & Marriage Records (Deaths – D) – 81
Family Bible Collection: Brundage – 82
Factoryville Haunting (1894) – 83
School Teacher of 1843 Phebe (Gardner) Leighton – 84
Autobiographical Sketch By An Octogenarian Lady – Susan Avery – 89
Scraps of History – Clinton Twp. (1874) – 90
Driving Too Fast (1898) – 91
Ball – Shaw Reunion (1920) – 92
To The Children & Friends of Mrs. Elizabeth Ney – 93
Diphtheria In East Lemon & Vicinity – 94
Teacher’s Contract (1834) – 95
Old Time Schools of North Eaton – 95
Crooked Lake – Forkston – West Nicholson Items (1879) – 97
Queries – 98
Genealogical Web Sites – 100
Wyo. Co. Gen Web Page – 102

Vol. 23 #1 (Sept. 2003) 
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp at Forkston, 1934 – 1
Genealogical Web Sites – 4
Bequests, Donations & Grants – 5
The Wife’s Commandments (1849) – 9
Where Were They Located? – 10
Wyoming Co. Marriages and Deaths: “Wyoming Democrat” Apr-June 1870 – 12
1850 Wyoming Co. Census (Car) – 16
Wyoming Co. Orphans Court Records Vol. 2 (W-Z) – 18
Lemon News Items (1881) – 19
Wyoming Co. Divorces 1842-1900 (Sh-Shi) – 20
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (Da-E) – 22
Wyoming Co. Marriage Records Vol. 2 (Sa-Sm) – 24
Tunkhannock Golfers (1900) – 25
1880 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Lemon, Meshoppen, Nicholson & Washington Townships & Meshoppen and Nicholson Boroughs – 26
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (E-F) – 28
Family Bible Collection: Robinson and Mead Bibles – 30
Braintrim Graded School Closing Exercises (1889) – 31
Civilian Conservation Corps, Forkston, PA (1934) On Our Cover – 31
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Forkston – 32
Jenningsville News Items (1879) – 35
Historical Sketch of the Bates – Vosburgh Families – 36
Harding Family Reunion – 37
Thunder Storm, Lemon – 38
List of Attorneys At Law – 39
List of Judges – 40
From Nicholson (1870) – 40
A Bear Hunt (1868) – 41
Putnam Township Early History – 42
Registry of Physicians (1881) – 44
Queries – 45

Vol. 23 #2 (Feb. 2004) 
Wyoming County GenWeb Page – 54
Bequests, Donations & Grants – 54
225th Anniversary of Sullivan’s March – 56
1850 Wyoming Co. Census (Cas-Cil) – 59
Wyoming Co. Marriages and Deaths, Jul-Sep 1870 – 61
Wyoming Co. Marriage Records Vol. 2 (St-Tr) – 66
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (F-Gr) – 66
Should Live in Dugouts, Sugar Hollow, and Old Tunkhannock Toll House – 68
1880 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Lemon, Meshoppen, Nicholson & Washington Townships & Meshoppen and Nicholson Boroughs – 69
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (G-H) – 71
Gardner-Seamans-Evans Farm – 73
1890 Union Vets and Widows Enumeration, Braintrim Twp. – 75
Family Bible Collection: Jones and Setzer Bibles – 77
The One-Room School – 79
Real Estate of Philimon Clark – 80
Early History, Braintrim – 81
From Lake Winola to Tunkhannock, 1881 – 83
To the Democrats of Luzerne Co., 1838 – 89
Letters at Falls Post Office, 1838 – 89
Letters at Tunkhannock Post Office, 1838 – 90
DAR Revolutionary Tablets, 1902 – 90
Sheriden & Price Opera House – 90
William Whipple of Mehoopany – His Antecedents and Descendants – 91
Queries – 95

Vol. 24 #1 (Sept. 2004)
New! Wyoming Co. Cemetery Map – 5
Bequest, Donations & Grants – 5
1850 Wyoming Co. Census (Cl) – 9
Wyoming Co. Marriages & Deaths “Wyoming Democrat”, Oct. – Dec. 1870 – 11
Luzerne Co. PA Newspaper Abstracts (1837-1843) – 13
Wyoming Co. Marriage Records, Vol. 2 (V-Y) – 14
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (H) -16
1880 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Lemon, Meshoppen, Nicholson & Washington
Townships & Meshoppen and Nicholson Boroughs – 18
Russell Hill News Item (Jan. 1890) – 20
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (I-J) – 21
1890 Union Veterans & Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War Enumeration,
Northmoreland Twp. – 22
Family Bible Collection: Carpenter and Fisk Bibles – 24
North Branch News Items (Jan. 1890) – 25
Shupp Hill News Items (Jan. 1890) – 25
Noxen Depot – 26
The Old School House – 33
A Reminiscence – Blueberries – 33
Court House Square Marble & Granite Works – 34
Hitt Sawmill, Pallet Operations Outlined – 35
Rev. Thomas Mitchell, His Pedigree and Some Reminiscences of His Life – 36
Evans’ Falls News Items (Feb. 1890) – 46
Mill City News Items (Feb. 1890) – 46
Laceyville News Items (Feb. 1890) – 47
East Lemon News Items (Jan. 1890) – 47
Avery Station News Items (Jan. 1890) – 47
Centermoreland News Items (Jan. 1880) – 47
Fire! Fire! Fire! Lake Winola House – 48
Queries – 48

Vol. 24 #2 (Feb. 2005)
Family Reunions – 55
New Internet Sites – 58
Bequests, Donations & Grants – 58
1850 Wyo. Co. Census (Cob – Com) – 61
Wyoming Co. Marriages & Deaths  (“Wyoming Democrat”, Jan.–Mar. 1871) – 63
Wyoming Co. Marriage Records Vol. 3 (A–Bo ) – 66
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (I – K) – 68
1880 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Lemon, Meshoppen, Nicholson & Washington Twp. &
Meshoppen & Nicholson Boroughs – 70
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (K) – 71
1890 Union Veterans & Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Enumeration Northmoreland Twp. – 72
Family Bible Collection: Samuel J.  Hulbirt – 74
Speckled Brook Trout (May 1860) – 75
1833 Washington Twp., Luzerne Co. Tax Asses. – 76
Boat Owners (May 1860) – 80
A Spokane Letter – A Story of the Big Flood Along the Mehoopany Creek – 81
Durham Boats – 82
Soldiers’ Reunion – 33rd Ann.Gathering of Wyo. Co. Veteran Assn. – 83
Aaron Hazen and Andrew Rice Wintamute – Two Civil War Soldiers – 85
John Evans “Direct Desc. – 8
Hist. of Fitze’s Department Store, Tunkhannock, PA – 92
Destructive Fire At Tunkhannock In 1870 – 96
Township Elections For 1860 – 99
Queries – 101

Vol. 25 #1 (Sept. 2005)
Veterans of the Civil War – 4
New Internet Sites – 6
Registered Physicians (1881) – 9
1850 Wyo. Co. Census (Con – Cow) – 10
Tunkhannock Elections (1847) – 13
Wyoming Co. Marriages & Deaths (“Wyoming Democrat”, Apr. – June 1871) – 14
Wyoming Co. Marriage Records Vol. 3 (Br – Bu) – 18
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (L – M) – 19
1880 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Lemon, Meshoppen, Nicholson & Washington Twp. &
Meshoppen & Nicholson Boroughs – 22
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (L) – 23
1890 Union Veterans & Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Enumeration Tunkhannock Twp. – 24
Family Bible Collection: Seth B. Stark – 27
Jury List (May 3 1847) – 28
1825 Northmoreland Twp., Luzerne Co. Tax Asses. – 29
Big Fire At Falls (1910) – 33
Fire At Mehoopany (1910) – 33
Big Fire At Meshoppen (1893) – 34
Homeless From Meshoppen Fire (1893) – 35
Fire At Meshoppen (1910) – 35
A Meshoppen Historical Tragedy (1936) – 36
Wyo. Co. Election Returns (1851) – 37
Barnes Family – 38
James French – 40
Vorsheimer House, Tunkhannock – 40
Monroe Twp. Named For President Monroe – 42
Queries – 52

Vol. 25 #2 (Feb. 2006)
Gearhart’s Foundry & Machine Shop, Tunkhannock – 60
Wyoming County Press New Age-Examiner Online Death Notices – 61
1850 Wyoming Co. Census (Cra – Cy) – 64
Wyoming Co. Marriages & Deaths (“Wyoming Democrat”, July – Sept. 1871) – 66
Wyoming Co. Marriage Records, Vol. 3 ( C ) – 68
Vernon Local News Item (Oct. 1883) – 69
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (N – R) – 70
1880 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Tunkhannock Twp & Borough (A – Ba) – 72
Family Bible Collection: Chase / Benjamin Bible – 74
West Nicholson Local News item (Feb. 1885) – 75
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (M) – 76
1890 Union Veterans & Widows of
Union Veterans of the Civil War Enumeration – North Branch Twp – 77
1804 Tunkhannock District Tax Assessment – 79
Retrospection ~ Long Ago Tunkhannock & Nearby Surroundings – 86
Lake Wynola Local News (June 1883) – 91
The Spanish Influenza of 1918/ 1919 in Wyoming County – 92
Keiserville Local News Item (Feb. 1883) – 102
Hulbirtville Local News Item (Oct. 1885) – 102
15th Annual WCHS Open House – 106


Vol. 26 #1 (Sep. 2006)
Bequests, Donations & Grants – 4
Book Review: “Some North American Descendants of John Elmes of Lincolnshire, England…” – 5
WCHS New Web Site! – 6
Heritage Quest Online – 7
Volunteers – 7
Library & Museum Acquisitions – 8
1850 Wyoming Co. Census (Da) – 11
Robinson Ferry House – 11
Wyoming Co. Marriages & Deaths (“Wyoming Democrat”, Oct-Dec, 1871) – 13
Wyoming Co. Marriage Records Vol. 3 (D) – 17
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (S-T) – 19
1800 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Tunkhannock Township & Borough (Bi-Bu) – 22
Family Bible Collection: Phillips Bible – 23
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (N-Q) – 25
Nicholson Methodist Church Marriage Records – 26
Physician Notice (1919) – 26
Official PA Symbols – 27
America ~ The History ~ The People ~ The Test – 28
1804 Tunkhannock District Tax Assessment – 33
The Early Settlers of the Wyoming County Part of The Wyoming Valley – 36
109th Field Artillery ~ Present National Guard Regiment Dates Back to Revolution – 38
The Vosburg Tunnel (On Our Cover) – 39
Retrospection – 48
Information Wanted: Lockwood & Newman – 51
Queries – 52
WCHS Officers & Trustees – 54
Wyoming Co. Gen Web Page – 54

Vol. 26 #2 (Feb. 2007)
125th Cary/Carey Reunion – 60
Bequests, Donations & Grants – 60
Volunteers – 60
Workers of the IXL Tannery, Tunkhannock (On Our Cover) – 61
WCHS New Web Site! – 62
Heritage Quest Online & Ancestory.Com – 62
Library & Museum Acquisitions – 63
Lovelton News Item (Sept. 1890) – 65
Interesting Relics – DAR Brought In Heirlooms At Saturday’s Meeting – 65
1850 Wyoming Co. Census (De – 66
Wyoming Co. Marriages & Deaths [“Wyoming Democrat”, Jan. – March. 1872 – 69
Wyo. Co. Marriage Records Vol. 3 (E-F) – 74
Random Notes – Items of Interest From Various Parts of the County (June 1914) – 75
Wyoming Co. Wills Vol. 8 (Tro-Wo) – 76
1880 Genealogical & Personal Rec.: Tunkhannock Township & Borough (Ca-Ea) – 78
Family Bible Collection: Henry Miner Bible – 80
Forkston Twp. Birth, Death & Marriage Records (R) – 81
The Vosburg Tunnel (Part 2) – 83
Retrospection – 86
Skeleton Under Chimney (Jan. 1908) – 91
Isaac Slocum (Feb. 1893) – 91
Smallpox Cases (Feb. 1920) – 92
Organized Church – Black Walnut Bottom – 92
An Old School Record of Mehoopany (1831) – 93
Bound Out (Dec. 1903) – 93
The Legend of Winola, The Water Lily (July 1911) – 94
Monument To Unreturned Soldiers (April 1914) – 95
Eaton Local News Items (Oct. 1890) – 95
Account of the Frear – Parish Reunion (Sept. 1914) – 96
Queries – 97
16th Annual WCHS Open House – 100
Wyoming Co. Gen Web Page – 100