In the year 1804, Chauncey Woodford, eldest son of Bissell Woodford of Farmington, Conn., a soldier of the Revolution
and. a pensioner under the act of 1832, settled in the town of Candor, in this county. He was soon followed by
three brothers, Ira, Cyrus and Romeo. Romeo was twice married, his first wife being Mary Gridley of Candor, who
died leaving one son, Henry, who died June 4, 1896. Romeo's second wife was Rhoda Hulburt. He settled in Owego
and entered the hardware business in 1814. He died 1819, leaving a widow and two sons; Bissell, born October 23,
1816, and Romeo, born January 3, 1820. Romeo died July 8, 1856. These brothers started a hardware and tin manufacturing
business in Owego in 1837, seffing out in 1854 to Storrs & Chatfield. Bissell married Mandana Fortner in 1845.
To them were born three children, Adaline P., George R., and Evaline M. Romeo was married twice. His first wife,
Elizabeth Martin, of Owego, died leaving one son, Charles B., who lived one year. His second wife was Augusta E.
Sackett, of Candor, who died December 18, 1855, leaving a daughter, Carrie Augusta, who married Charles H. Hyde.
They settled in Tacoma, Wash., in 1891. They have one son, Robert Henry.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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