Biography of James H. Quimby
Potter County, PA Biographies

JAMES H. QUIMBY (deceased) was born in Steuben county, N. Y., October 10, 1834. He lived in his native county until eighteen years of age, when he came with his parents to Potter county, Penn., where they bought a tract of wild land, in Homer township, which he improved and made his home until his death, and here his family still reside. He was one of the first settlers of the township, and was a successful farmer and lumberman. He died October 26, 1872. Mr Quimby was married, November 14, 1855, to Miss Charlotte Foster, who was born in Susquehanna county, Penn., November 14, 1835, and was brought by her parents to Homer township, Potter county, in 1839. Mr. and Mrs. Quimby had a family of five children: Nora (married, and living with her husband on a farm in Kansas), Flora (wife of Charles Head, now living at Hot Springs, Dak.), Sylvia (wife of Frank Munroe, and living in Kansas), Alvin and Rose. The last two reside with their mother on the old farm, where Mrs. Quimby is taking care of Grandfather James E. Quimby, who is now eighty four years of age. Mrs. Quimby is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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


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