Biography of William Dalrymple
Potter County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE, farmer, P. 0. Chrystal, was born in Chenango county, N. Y., December 4, 1826, a son of Ephraim and Abigail (Bridgman) Dalrymple. He was reared in Chiming county, and settled in Oswayo township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1850, locating on a part of the farm he now occupies, most of which he has improved himself, where, with the exception of seventeen years, he has since resided. His father also settled in Oswayo in 1850, and together they embarked in the lumber business, erecting a mill in Oswayo, said to be the first steam saw mill built in Potter county. They did an extensive business until the father's death, April 22, 1856, after which the son carried on the business until 1869, when he embarked in the lumber industry at Wellsville, N. Y., and also ran a sash and blind factory there for five years. He then engaged in the lumber business at Duke Centre, McKean Co., Penn., for seven years, and afterward at Alma, N. Y., for six years. He returned to Oswayo in 1886, where he has since attended to his farm and engaged in lumbering. April 16, 1853, he married Sarah, daughter of Sylvester and Mary (Kirtland) Weeks, of Chemung county, N. Y., and they have three children: Reuben, Arthur and Agnes (Mrs. Chas. Monroe). Mr. Dalrymple is a member of the F. & A. M. and the I. O. O. F.; politically he is a Democrat. Mr. Dalrymple is the owner of the first millstone that ground corn in Chemung county, N. Y., and uses it for a horse block.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

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