Biography of Jesse P. Trivett
Erie County, PA Biographies

Jesse P. Trivett, who lives retired at North East, has for many years been a prominent citizen of Erie County. He was born at Russell, Warren County, Pa., July 1, 1839, and is the son of Channing and Nancy (Love) Trivett.

Channing Trivett was a native of Boston, Mass., born in 1809. Many years ago he settled at Ripley, N. Y., where he engaged in general farming. He died in 1891 and his wife died in 1873. They had seven children: Susan, John Mercelina, deceased, J. P., the subject of this sketch, Emily, lives at Sherman, N. Y.; James, deceased; and Ida, married Stephen Abbey, lives at Sherman, N. Y.

J. P. Trivett was educated at Jamestown, N. Y., and Russell, Pa. In early life he was interested in prairie freighting between New York and California. Six oxen were used to each wagon and for a number of years Mr. Trivett operated a fleet of 28 wagons. Indians were always encountered on these trips, but Mr. Trivett claims his only hardships were the possible shortages of food and supplies.. He was engaged in this work! continously for 34 years, alter which he returned to Ripley, N. Y., and followed general farming. In 1902 he purchased his present home at North East and conducted a real estate and building business here until 1918, when he retired. His residence is at 30 Clinton Street.

On April 8, 1875, Mr. Trivett was united in marriage with Miss Lida Louisa Hannum, a native of North East, born March 1, 1854, and a daughter of Jerome and Sarah (Roberts) Hannum. Mrs. Trivett has two brothers: Frank W., lives retired at Bradford, Pa.; and Fred J., lives at Mayville, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Trivett have a son, Jesse Guy, born Oct. 6, 1891. He was educated in the public and high schools of Ripley and North East, and for several years was connected with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is now engaged in the automobile business there. He was married to Miss Lois Chamberlain.

Mr. Trivett and his family hold membership in the Presbyterian church and he and his son are affiliated with the Masonic lodge.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company

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