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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOSEPH SOUTH, farmer and stock-grower, who was born September 5, 1822, is a son of Elijah and Nancy (Johnson) South, who were natives of Greene County, and descendants of its early settlers.  Joseph South’s grandfather, Elijah South, Sr., came from New Jersey to Greene County, Penn., in the spring of 1796.  He took up a tract of several hundred acres of land, a part of which is the farm now owned by the subject of this sketch.  It contains 108 acres of valuable land.  The Souths have usually been farmers.  In 1852 Mr. South married Miss Melissa, daughter of Amos Wright, who was of English lineage.  Mr. and Mrs. South have three children, viz.: John C., principal of Schools at Wichita, Kan.; Rachel M. and Dora Alice.  The family are all members of the Baptist Church, in which Mr. South takes an active interest, and has served as deacon and superintendent of the Sabbath-school.


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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: 04 November 2008
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