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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

J. T. ELBIN, Associate Judge of Greene County, and one of the earliest settlers of Aleppo Township, now living, was born in Alleghany County, Maryland, March 18, 1824.  He was left an orphan when a small child and was reared by his grandfather, John Elbin, who was a prominent farmer of Greene County, and died intestate in 1845.  Judge Elbin was thrown out in the world without a dollar, but was ambitious and worked as a farm hand by the day and month until he succeeded in accumulating enough to invest in land.  He has been engaged in farming and stock-growing in this county since 1848, and has been very successful in all his business ventures.  In 1847 he was united in marriage with Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah (Sidwell) McVay, and they are the parents of six children, viz.: Lucinda, wife of L. Sammons; Rachel, wife of George Grim; Henry, who is an undertaker; John W., a farmer; Belle, wife of George Ullom, and Mary Ann, deceased.  Mrs. Elbin belongs to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and the Judge is a member of the Church of God, in which he takes an active interest, and has served as superintendent of the Sabbath-school.  He is a Democrat, and was elected Associate Judge in 1884.  He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and has served as Justice of the Peace for a period of twenty years; elected in 1860, and held the office until 1880.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 5 June 2007

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