Biography of J. L. Saxton
Forest County, PA Biographies





J. L. SAXTON, merchant, Balltown, was born in Chautauqua county, N. Y., March 10, 1836, a son of Charles and Samantha (Howe) Saxton. He received an ordinary education, and engaged in farming. For twelve years he. followed the oil fields in different kinds of labor, and in 1883 located at Balltown, where he established his present business. In 1857 he married Miss Angeline. daughter of Peter Schofield; of Chautauqua county, N. Y. She died in 1877, leaving six children: Riley and Rosetta (in Chautauqua county), George, Ada (now Mrs. Simon Freer, in Kansas City, Mo.), Alonzo (at Sheffield Junction, Penn.), and Maude (now Mrs. Henry Odell. in Derrick City, Penn.). Mr. Saxton, afterward married, in 1880, Mrs. Lacell. . He affiliates with theRepublican party, and has served as overseer of the poor, and in various local offices. He is class leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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