GILBERT SCOVILLE, farmer, P. 0. White's Corners, was born in Cornwall, Conn., April 23, 1816, a son of Jesse
and Rhoda (Humphrey) Scoville, who settled in Harrison township in 1838, where they afterward lived and died. They
reared a family of six children - Gilbert, Martha (Mrs. Alva Andrews), Duman H., Almond C., Lewis P. and Mary J.
(Mrs. John Sherwood). Our subject was reared in his native town, and in Cortland county, N. Y. He came with his
parents to Harrison township in 1838, and assisted his father in clearing the homestead, on which he has ever since
resided. He was twice married. His first wife was Theodosia Ann, daughter of Oramel and L. C. Austin, of Harrison
township, by whom he had three children: Mary V. (Mrs. Caleb A. Palmatier), William H. and Harry A His second wife
was Ruth, daughter of Elisha and Ruth Horton, formerly of Connecticut, by whom he has one son, Perry E. Mr. Scoville
is one of the few pioneers still living in Harrison township. He is a prominent citizen and farmer In politics
he is a Democrat, and has served his township several years as constable and school director.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890
Potter County, Pa. Biographies
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