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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JAMES THROCKMORTON, retired farmer, P. O. Harvey’s Penn., is one of the pioneer farmers of Center Township.  He was born in Franklin Township, this county, February 22, 1816.  His father and mother were Joseph and Catharine (Hulsart) Throckmorton, natives of Monmouth County, New Jersey, where they were united in marriage in 1809.  Soon after marriage they moved to Franklin Township, Greene County, Penn., and remained until Mrs. Throckmorton’s death in March, 1853.  After her death Mr. Throckmorton was united in marriage the second time in Morrow County, Ohio, with Laura Gilbert, and remained in that county until her death.  He then returned to Greene County, Penn., and made his home with his children until his death, September 15, 1881.  James, the subject of our sketch, was united in marriage January 9, 1840, with Mary M., daughter of William S. and Jane (Gettys) Harvey.  Mrs. Throckmorton was born in Center Township, May 3, 1821.  Her father was a native of Philadelphia, Penn., and represented Greene County in the State Legislature.  Her mother was born in Fayette County, Penn.  After marriage they settled and remained in Center Township until their death.  To Mr. and Mrs. Throckmorton have been born nine children, of whom eight are living—Joseph G., Catharine C., wife of Daniel Hopkins; Mary E., wife of Andrew Frantz; William H.; Maggie C., wife of Robert Dinsmore; Sadie A.; Carrie L., wife of George C. Davis, and Emma F., wife of John M. Burroughs.  Mr. Throckmorton is a millwright by trade, which he followed for fifteen years.  He has since engaged in farming, and owns 120 acres of land where he and family live.  Mr. and Mrs. Throckmorton are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the entire family are highly respected by all who know them.


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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: 16 June 2007

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