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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


SAMUEL THROCKMORTON, deceased, who was a farmer of Rogersville, Penn., was born in Franklin Township, May 21, 1818.  He was a son of Morford and Margaret (Hill) Throckmorton.  His father came from New Jersey, and his mother was a native of Greene County, Penn., where they were married and spent all their lives.  Samuel was united in marriage July 24, 1844, with Nancy Reese, who was born near Waynesburg, Penn., January 31, 1825.  Mrs. Throckmorton is the only daughter of John and Elizabeth (Drips) Reese, also natives of Greene County, where they remained until their death.  To Mr. and Mrs. Throckmorton were born eight children, of whom seven are living, viz., Elizabeth M., wife of James B. Smith; William S., John R., James B., Thomas M., Albert B., and Charlie.  The deceased is Margaret, who was the wife of Morgan Ross, and departed this life February 6, 1883.  Mr. Throckmorton was a farmer and wool-grower in his life-time.  At the time of his death he owned about 980 acres of land, and his wife about 200 acres.  He was a member of the M. E. Church, and during the last half of his life he held at various times the position of trustee and leader in his chosen denomination.  Mrs. Throckmorton is a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Throckmorton was killed by lightning, July 28, 1881, while at work in the field with four of his sons.  By his death the county lost a good citizen and his family a kind husband and father.


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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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