Biography of Jasper M. Spafford
Potter County, PA Biographies

JASPER M. SPAFFORD, surveyor, Coudersport, was born June 16, 1834, on the farm he now owns at Lymansville, Potter Co., Penn., and is a son of Lorenzo D. and Almira (Taggart) Spafford. They were among the earliest pioneers of Potter county, in fact the second family to become residents thereof, having settled in the county in the year 1810. Lorenzo D. Spafford's first home was in a log cabin, located near the site occupied by the store at Lymansville, near which place he cleared a farm, and became a practical agriculturist. He is now the father of four children: Cordelia, the late Mrs. G. B. Williams, of Columbus City, Iowa; Orlo J., of Williamsport, Penn.; Jasper M., and Augusta, now Mrs. John Rodgers, of Emporium. Jasper M. Spafford received such educational advantages as were afforded in this then a new country, and was brought up on the farm. In 1863 he married Miss Ellen Bird, and located on the old homestead, where he has since resided. For twenty years he followed surveying, and for ten or fifteen years carried on a general store, being also largely interested in the hardwood trade and in timber lands, besides various other business interests. He was elected treasurer of the county in 1872, and has held many official positions. Mr. Spafford is a supporter of the Republican party, and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian 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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