Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives
1804 - 1904
Clearfield County's Centennial
Pages 40 - 49
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ELLIS IRWIN—Born June 17th, 1805, was appointed Prothonatory Of the county by
Governor Ritner, in 1835 ; was Post Master of Clearfield and Sheriff of the
county for three years. He died May 1st, 1902, aged 97 years.
1807—BECCARIA, so called after the
distinguished Italian philosopher, Marquis de Beccaria, who reformed the
criminal law, was bounded on the North by Little Clearfield Creek from its mouth
to its source, and a line drawn from
ISRAEL TEST—Was born in Center County, September 23d, 1831, he practiced law in Clearfield from 1858 to his death in 1886. He was a humorist and a noted criminal lawyer.
thence to the West Branch at the mouth of Chest Creek. The West Branch formed the West boundary ; the Cambria County line, the South, and Clearfield Creek, from the mouth of Little Clearfield to the mouth of Muddy Run, and the latter from its mouth to the Cambria County line formed the East boundary.
JOHNOTHAN BOYNTON—Was born in Addison County, Vermont, September 9th, 1810. He
came to Clearfield County in the year 1832, and became one of its leading
business men. He was one of the most enterprising citizens of Clearfield from
the year 1845 to 1890, when he retired to lead a peaceful, quiet life. He now
resides with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Dill, of New York, at the age of 94 years.
judicial purposes till 1822. They have been described in detail because upon a map of the county, made in 1817 by Charles Treziulney, Deputy Surveyor, in compliance with the requirements of an Act of the Legislature, they compose the five districts as numbered thereon, and designated in the "Commission Book, No. 6, p. 114," in the office of the Secretary of State as follows :-
Benton Oct. 31st, 1821
1821-SINNEMAHONING Township was erected January 25th, 1821. In the month of April its name was changed to Fox, in honor of a Mr. Fox, of Phila. delphia.
CYRENIUS W. HOWE—Was born in New York State; resided in Decatur Township,
Clearfield County, from 1845 to 1867. Was elected Sheriff of Clearfield County
in 1867, and moved to Clearfield in 1868, where he resided until his death,
which occurred October 16, 1895, at the age of 77 years. He served 15 years as
Justice of the Peace of Clearfield boro.
Joseph Boone as clerk.
LUMBER CAMP J. S. RICHARDS—At Curry Run, Clearfield Co., Pa., 1884
be effectual within, said Counties of Clearfield and McKean."—
Ellis Michaels, Clearfield County PAGenWeb Archives File Manager
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