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John Lilley Jr. [Parents] was born on 9 Jul 1807. He died on 24 Feb 1885. He married Lemira McKean.

Other marriages:
Jackson, Lucinda

Lemira McKean.Lemira married John Lilley Jr..

They had the following children:

  F i Helen Marr Lilley
  M ii Robert Bruce Lilley was born on 9 Feb 1837. He died on 16 Jan 1913.
  M iii Eben William Lilley was born on 22 Jan 1840. He died on 23 Feb 1864.
  M iv McKean Lilley.

MCKEAN LILLEY, farmer, P.O. LeRoy, was born I Alba, Bradford Co., Pa., in December 1845, a son of John and Lemira (McKean) Lilley, natives of Vermont and Burlington, this county, respectively. John Lilley, Jr., was the son of John Lilley, of Irish extraction, who came to America and located in Columbia township, where he followed farming until the time of his death. John, Jr., lived in Columbia sixteen years, after which time he removed to Alba, where he lived the rest of his years and died in Canton, in 1885; his family numbered eight children – six sons and two daughters – seven of whom grew to maturity, and five of whom are now living. This family is the result of two marriages, four children by each wife. Our subject is the fifth in order of birth of the family, and the first child by the second wife; he was reared and educated at Alba, and has always followed farming. At the age of twenty-five, October 12, 1870, he married Nancy E., daughter of Daniel and Charlotte Randall, natives of this county. Hey have an adopted son, Carl, who is now seventeen years of age. Mr. Randall owns and operates a gristmill, almost one and one-half miles east of Canton. Mr. Lilley is a general farmer living on seventy acres of fertile land, and has his farm well stocked with Jerseys (registered). When twenty years of age he entered the army, in Company G One Hundred and Twelfth Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery Volunteers, for a term of three years, of which he served two. He was wounded in front of Petersburg, June 1, 1864, was honorably discharged, and now draws a pension. He is a member of the G.A.R. Post; the Church of Christ. At LeRoy, and also of the Grange Association, and has been honored with offices of trust by this fellow-citizens; politically he is a Republican.

Chester A. Pierce was born on 22 Mar 1815 in Pennsylvania. He died on 3 Sep 1892. He married Harriet Sophia Lilley on 27 Sep 1843.

Harriet Sophia Lilley [Parents] was born on 23 Jun 1821. She died on 9 Oct 1854. She married Chester A. Pierce on 27 Sep 1843.

They had the following children:

  M i Henry Mahlon Pierce
  F ii Eugenia Ann Pierce
  F iii Mary Estella Pierce was born on 23 Jun 1849. She died on 23 Jan 1938.
  M iv Alfred Thomas Pierce was born on 28 Feb 1851. He died on 9 Feb 1922 in prob Wysox, Bradford County, , Pennsylvania. He was buried in Feb 1922 in Wysox Cem., Wysox, Bradford County, , Pennsylvania.
  M v Chester Lilley Pierce was born on 11 Aug 1852. He died on 7 Sep 1933.

Ward Warren was born on 19 Oct 1832. He married Helen Marr Lilley on 12 Mar 1856.

Helen Marr Lilley [Parents] was born on 22 Jan 1836. She died on 16 Feb 1873. She married Ward Warren on 12 Mar 1856.


Henry Mahlon Pierce [Parents] was born on 9 Sep 1844. He died on 3 Jun 1903. He married Marie Jane Kennedy.

Marie Jane Kennedy.Marie married Henry Mahlon Pierce.


William Henry Harrison Carpenter.William married Eugenia Ann Pierce.

Eugenia Ann Pierce [Parents] was born on 2 Dec 1845 in Wysox, Bradford County, , Pennsylvania. She died on 13 Dec 1932 in Brazil, Clay County, IN. She married William Henry Harrison Carpenter.


Dummer Lilley [Parents] was born on 13 Aug 1813 in Troy Township, Bradford County, , Pennsylvania. He died on 18 Feb 1882 in , Bradford County, , Pennsylvania. He married Minerva Thomas on 18 Jan 1843 in , Bradford County, , Pennsylvania.

See History of Bradford Co., 1770-1878 by David Craft, 1878, page 412/413.

Native of Columbia Dies in Hospital
D. Smith Lilley, of Mansfield, aged 62 years, died at the Blossburg Cottage State Hospital, June 22, 1911, at 4 p.m., following a painful illness of several years. He was a son of Dummer and Nancy Smith Lilley and was born Nov. 22, 1848, in Columbia Township, this county. April 17, 1870 he married Antoinette Ayres, who survives him with three sons, Edgar W., of Hampshire, Ill., Leon W. and Carl W. of Dundee, N. Y. Three sisters also survive, Florence and LeFrance Lilley, of Altus, Pa., and Mrs. Richmond Sweet, of Williamsport.
Mr. Lilley lived on the farm where he was born until 1893, when he moved to Mansfield. He was a good christian, a kind and indulgent husband and father, a good citizen, respected by all who knew him and his death is mourned by a host of friends.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the house, the Rev. DeWitt Stanley officiating. Burial services in Prospect cemetery were conducted by the Micca Hatke Tribe. No. 324 I.O.R.M. of which order Mr. Lilley was a member.

Minerva Thomas was born in of TroyPennsylvania. She married Dummer Lilley on 18 Jan 1843 in , Bradford County, , Pennsylvania.


William Sickler was born in NY. He died on 15 Feb 1869 in Northmoreland Township, Wyoming Co, , Pennsylvania. He was buried in Feb 1869 in Mier's Cemetery, Vernon, , Pennsylvania. He married Dolly Short.

OCCU Farmer

BIRT DATE CIRCA 1795

DEAT PLAC Northmoreland Township, Wyoming Co, PA

Luzerne Co. Deeds: Exeter wp, 1839, William and Dolly sold to William Coolbaugh; Exeter, 1841, William and Dolly sold; Exeter 18422, William and Dolly Sold.
Wyoming Co. deeds: Exeter, 1849, William and Dolly sold to John B. Dymond; Eaton, 1864, William and Dolly sold to Harvey Corby.

MARR DATE CIRCA 1820

Dolly Short was born in NY. She died on 2 Apr 1872 in Northmoreland Twp, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. She was buried in Apr 1872 in Mier's Cemetery, Vernon, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. She married William Sickler.

OCCU Homemaker

BIRT DATE CIRCA 1796

DEAT PLAC Northmoreland Township, Wyoming Co., PA

They had the following children:

  M i Robert J. Sickler
  M ii Aaron Sickler
  F iii Elizabeth Sickler
  F iv Dorcus Sickler
  F v Rhonda Sickler
  M vi Willam M. Sickler

Robert J. Sickler [Parents] was born in Jul 1814 in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, , Pennsylvania. He died on 20 Dec 1900 in Northmoreland Township, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. He was buried in Dec 1900 in Mier's Cemetery, Vernon, , Pennsylvania. He married Ellen (Nellie) H. Zeilman on 10 Sep 1845 in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, , Pennsylvania.

OCCU Farmer

DEAT PLAC Northmoreland Township, Wyoming Co., PA

Ellen (Nellie) H. Zeilman [Parents] was born in Falls Township., Luzerne County, , Pennsylvania. She was buried in Mier's Cemetery, Vernon, , Pennsylvania. She married Robert J. Sickler on 10 Sep 1845 in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, , Pennsylvania.

OCCU Homemaker

BIRT DATE CIRCA 1828

They had the following children:

  M i William Sickler
  M ii John Sickler was born in Jul 1847 in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, , Pennsylvania. He died on 4 Jan 1901 in Eaton Township, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. He was buried in Jan 1901.

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  F iii Elizabeth Melissa Sickler
  F iv Martha A. Sickler
  M v Zacheriah Sickler
  F vi Sarah E. Sickler
  M vii Thomas Sickler
  F viii Deborah E. Sickler
  M ix Robert Joseph Sickler
  M x Gabriel C. Sickler

John Zeilman was born in 1788. He died on 22 Dec 1876. He married Marriah.

Age 98

Marriah died on 7 Jul 1989. She married John Zeilman.

Aged 91

They had the following children:

  F i Ellen (Nellie) H. Zeilman

William Sickler [Parents] was born on 17 Aug 1846 in Exeter Township, Luzerne County, , Pennsylvania. He died on 7 Dec 1916 in Eaton Township, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. He was buried in Dec 1916 in Mier's Cemetery, Vernon, , Pennsylvania. He married Julia Melissa Clark on 22 Oct 1870 in Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania.

OCCU Farmer

Served in Company G, 88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War.

Julia Melissa Clark [Parents] was born on 4 Dec 1848 in Bowman's Creek, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. She died on 29 Nov 1907 in Eaton Township, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. She was buried in Dec 1907 in Mier's Cemetery, Vernon, Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania. She married William Sickler on 22 Oct 1870 in Wyoming County, , Pennsylvania.

OCCU Homemaker

From 1816 to April 4, 1842 the Co. was known as Luzerne and covered a large acreage of virgin timber land. On April 4, 1842 the north and northwest ends of Luzerne Co. were separated to form Wyoming Co.. The Co. seat was in Tunkhannock, PA. Julia and her brother Oliver were the first children of the family to be born in Wyoming Co..

They had the following children:

  M i Samuel Sickler
  F ii Stella Sickler
  M iii Harvey Sickler
  M iv Aaron Sickler
  F v Frances Sickler
  M vi Burton Thomas Sickler
  F vii Minnie Mae Sickler
  F viii Mary Ellen Sickler

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