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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


ROSSELL SAMMONS, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Fayette County, Penn., July 12, 1852.  His father was Rev. Lewis Sammons, a well-known Baptist minister and active temperance advocate, who died in this county in 1879.  He has written many articles against intemperance, and always preached against the great evil.  Of his family of six children, Rossell is the third.  He lived in Center Township until he was thirteen years old, when he came to Aleppo Township. His means for an education were limited to the common schools.  In 1872, in company with his brother, Mr. Sammons established a saw-mill in Greene County, where they were very successful.  Mr. Sammons bought a small farm and has since added to it other purchase until at present he owns 360 acres of fine land, well stocked and improved.  In 1881 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Eliza (Lemmons) Evans.  Mr. and Mrs. Sammons’ children are Lewis E., Joseph Wiley, Olive G. and Osceola.  Mr. Sammons is a Republican in politics.


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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 –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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