Biography of Christopher J. Tubbs
Potter County, PA Biographies

CHRISTOPHER J. TUBBS, furniture dealer, Oswayo, was born in Woodhull, Steuben Co., N. Y., August 29, 1831, a son of Levi and Electa B. (Colvin) Tubbs, natives of Cortland and Herkimer counties, N. Y., respectively, and pioneers of Steuben Co., N. Y. The father of Levi was a native of Vermont. The father of Electa B. Tubbs was born in Rhode Island, and her mother in Connecticut. Christopher J. Tubbs was reared in his native county, where he secured a common-school education and learned the carpenter's trade. In 1849 he located in Hector, Potter county, where he worked as a journeyman for four years. He then returned to Steuben county, N. Y., remaining there until August, 1858, when he returned to Ulysses, Potter Co., Penn., and worked on a church until April, 1859, when he went to Conneautville, Crawford Co., Penn., where he worked at his trade until the last of November. He next went to Ceres, McKean county, and worked at his trade until October 17, 1861, when he enlisted in Company F, Fifty eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served four years, four months and ten days, and was honorably discharged at Philadelphia February 27, 1866. He then returned to Ceres and worked at his trade one year, then removed to Armin township, McKean county, where he lived three years, thence to Port Allegany, and a year later to Roulette, Potter Co., where he spent seven years. In 1881 he located at Oswayo, where he now resides, and has conducted a furniture store since 1884. He was married, July 4, 1866, to Laura A., daughter of Thomas and Catherine W. H. (Bacon) McDonald, of Sharon, this county, and they have two children: Catherine J. and Lena A. Mr. Tubbs is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the G. A. R., and in politics he is a Republican.


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


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