of Greene County, Pennsylvania
FRANK SOUTH, Wiley, Penn., was born in Dunkard Township,
Greene County, Penn., August 22, 1858. He is a son of Nicholas and Margaret (Lucas)
South, who were also natives of this county.
His ancestors were among the earliest English and Dutch settlers in this
part of the State, and the history of the family shows them to have been
farmers, usually, and enterprising people.
The subject of this sketch was reared on the farm in Dunkard Township,
and received his early education in the district schools. In 1877 he united with the Methodist Episcopal
Church, and was licensed to preach in 1884.
He now has charge of the Methodist Episcopal Churches at Davistown and
New Geneva, Penn. Mr. South was on the
farm with his parents until he reached his majority, and has since been in the employ
of an oil company in Dunkard
Township, and has proven
himself faithful to the duties he has assumed.
In 1886 Mr. South was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Miss
Ellen, daughter of Lewis Dowlin, who was born in Cumberland Township,
this county, December 1, 1818. He [sic]
was the son of John and Elizabeth (Gwynn) Dowlin, who came from Bucks County,
and were of Scotch and English ancestry.
Ellen was the tenth on their family, and is a devoted member of the Baptist Church.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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