History of Greene
JAMES THROCKMORTON, retired farmer, P. O. Harvey’s
Penn., is one of the pioneer farmers
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.
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
(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,
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
Catharine C., wife of Daniel Hopkins; Mary E., wife of Andrew Frantz;
H.; Maggie C., wife of Robert Dinsmore; Sadie A.; Carrie L., wife of
Davis, and Emma F., wife of John M. Burroughs.
Mr. Throckmorton is a millwright by trade, which he followed for
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
all who know them.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 16 June 2007
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