Biography of Gilbert Scoville
Potter County, PA Biographies

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.


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


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