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122. Lawrence (AnTisdel) TISDEL3 was born on Oct 8, 1796 in East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania Page 186. He appeared in the census in 1850 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania Page 157. He appeared in the census in 1870 in , Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, Roll #1464, pg #281. He died on Jan 8, 1888 in , Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in on the Old Home Farm. When twenty-one years of age he dropped the "An" from the name, and afterwards was called Tisdel. He removed to Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania in April 1822, where he was a farmer.

from the book: COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF NORTHEASTERN PA, including the counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, and Monroe, containing biographical sketches of Prominent and Representative citizens and many of the Early settled families. Printed in 1900. It is from a sketch about Lawrence's son George W. Tisdel

"Five brothers of the AnTisdel (as the name formerly was spelled) were noted swordsmen of Scotland, from which land they were driven during religious persecution. They settled in Connecticut, and the name remained AnTisdel until Lawrence Tisdel was born in Connecticut and followed the hatter's trade there.

On April 5, 1822, Lawrence came west settling in Salem (now Lake) Township, Wayne County, and erected a building for a hat factory, but altered his plans and devoted the balance of his life to agricultural pursuits. He was a man of quiet disposition, prominent in his community because of his sterling worth and wisdom, and faithful in his attendance in the Methodist Church. In politics he was a democrat but took no part outside of casting his ballot.

Lawrence Tisdel married Hannah Church Jones, daughter of Bethuel and Hannah (Church) Jones and to them were born children as follows: Frederick L., born August 21, 1819, is a gardener near Pittston, Penn.: Betsey H., born December 18, 1820, married Hamlin Bonham, a farmer of Mt. Pleasant township; Gilbert, born October 30, 1822, died December 10, 1822; Oliver, born October 22, 1824, died June 29, 1828; Mary, born March 6, 1826, married Robert Glossinger, of Hemlock Hollow, Wayne County and died September 9, 1881; Esther, born December 1, 1827, was twice married, her first husband being James Thornton and she is now the widow of Newton Kimble, of Hawley, Penn; Luther W., born July 25, 1829, is a gunsmith and sporting-goods merchant at Scranton, Penn.: Abner G., born December 13, 1830, an inventor and electrician of Brooklyn, made in 1853 the first car run by electricity (this car ran on a circle track, taking the electric current from a center post with wire from car to post, so arranged as to not wind up on the post, similar to the trolley); Julia, born April 30, 1833, died September 1, 1833; Amanda, born July 30, 1834, the wife of Heth Bonham, a farmer of Herrick Center, Penn.; Armenia (twin of Amanda), born July 30, 1834, the deceased wife of Almond Carpenter of Abington, Penn, having been called to her final rest on March 10, 1864.; Cyrus, born July 17, 1836, died May 11, 1838; Bethnel I, born December 11, 1838, is now of the firm of Ithaca Calendar Clock Works, at Ithaca, NY; George W., born October 24, 1840; Samuel R., born January 16, 1844, is a gunsmith and dealer in Sporting-goods at Ithaca, NY.

Lawrence Tisdel died January 8, 1888, his widow Hannah, passed away October 24, 1893 and the remains of both now lie in the private burying grounds on the old home farm.


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notes from DOLNANCY@aol.com

...Lawrence may have been an "out of wedlock" baby and was probably raised by his mother's family in his early years.

I do recall that I found a Mary Abbe (daughter of Samuel Abbe and Temperance Lincoln) who was born on 9 Feb. 1774 in Mansfield (Tolland Co) Connecticut. The interesting thing about her was that (1) Lawrence Antisdel's mother came from Mansfield, Connecticut and (2) Mary had a brother (Shadrach Abbe) who died in Otsego, NY, in 1819. The other interesting thing is (if I recall correctly) - I also came across some sort of permission granted to a Samuel Abbe (Abbey - ?) to go to Otsego, NY around the time Lawrence Antisdel moved there as well. The record for Samuel indicates he may have died sometime after 1794 in Otswego, NY. (Could Mary have moved in with her brother Shadrach?)

Although there is another Mary Abbey (daughter of Samuel Abbey and Miriam Hall) who was born January 3, 1782, I do not think she is as promising because records for her show two different birth places (Mansfield, Connecticut or Schenectady, NY), and other records for her show she married, had no children, and died on Aug 13, 1804 (about 22 years of age).

I also recall from family lore that Lawrence Antisdel may have been a loyalist - who moved to the NY area, and changed his name following the Revolutionary War.....I wonder if Samuel Abbey (Abbe) did the same (????)
Do you know anything about the "Loyalist" records from the Revolutionary War?


Lawrence (AnTisdel) TISDEL and Hannah Church JONES were married on Jan 1, 1818 in East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

123. Hannah Church JONES3 was born on May 19, 1801. She died on Oct 24, 1893. She was buried in on the Old Home Farm. Children were:

i.

Frederick Lawrence TISDEL3 was born on Aug 21, 1819 in , , Connecticut. He died in Oct 1901 in , Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. He was a master mechanic. They resided in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

ii.

Hannah Betsey "Becky" TISDEL3 was born on Dec 18, 1820 in Ariel, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. She died on Jul 30, 1901 in Whites Valley, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. She was buried.

iii.

Gilbert TISDEL3 was born on Oct 30, 1822. He died on Dec 10, 1822.

iv.

Oliver TISDEL3 was born on Jul 22, 1824. He died on Jun 29, 1828.

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Mary Amanda TISDEL.

vi.

Esther TISDEL3 was born on Dec 1, 1827 in , Wayne County, Pennsylvania. She died on Jan 9, 1902 in Hawley, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. She was buried.

vii.

Luther W. TISDEL3 was born on Jul 25, 1829 in Ariel, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He died on Feb 19, 1906 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He was buried. He was a Machinist. They resided in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

viii.

Abner G. TISDEL3 was born on Dec 13, 1830 in , Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He was a worker in electricity. In 1853 he built an electric car, and claimed that the time would come when electricity would take the place of steam, for which he was called a fanantic. They resided at 203 Pulaski Street, Brooklyn, New York.

ix.

Julia TISDEL3 was born on Apr 30, 1833. She died on Sep 1, 1833.

x.

Amanda TISDEL3 was born on Jul 30, 1834 in , Wayne County, Pennsylvania. They were residents of Herrick Center, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

xi.

Armenia TISDEL3 was born on Jul 30, 1834 in , Wayne County, Pennsylvania. She died on Mar 10, 1864 in , , Pennsylvania. She was buried.

xii.

Cyrus TISDEL3 was born on Jul 17, 1836. He died on May 11, 1838.

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Bethuel I. TISDEL3 was born on Dec 11, 1838 in , Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He died on Mar 16, 1906 in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York. He was buried. He was connected with the Ithaca Calendar Clock factory for forty years. "The community was better for his having been an honored and beloved member of it.

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George W. TISDEL3 was born on Oct 24, 1840 in , Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the census in 1870 in , Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, Roll #1464, pg #281. He died. He was buried. He served in the military in Civil War, U.S.N., U.S.S. Ohio. He served on board United States Ship "Ohio" from 13 August 1862 to 15 October 1863, during the Civil War. He had been located at Scranton, Pennsylvania; Binghamton and Yonkers, New York, as a machinist, gunsmith and toolmaker. He was an engineer in the oil region at Titusville, Pennsylvania. He was in 1907 a dealer in machinery at Ariel, Pennsylvania, the proprietor of a large stock farm and was President of Farmers and Mechanics bank at Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

BOOK - Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania Including the Counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, and Monroe - Published by J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago 1900 (Book located in the Erie City Library (downtown))

On November 18, 1867, at Owego, N.Y., Mr. Tisdel was united in marriage with Miss Martha E. Coover, by the Rev. W.B. Westlake, of the Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Andrew and Almira (Cutler) Coover, both of whom were natives of Vermont, becoming residents of Titusville, where Mr. Coover followed farming. Besides Mrs. Tisdel, they had the children as follows: Harrison, manufacturer of brick at Titusville; Oscar, an engineer; Joanna, wife of Robert Dunn, an engineer in the oil fields; Lida, wife of David Coleman, contractor at Bradford, Penn.; Sarah, of Titusville; David, an engineer at Bradford; Ellen, now Mrs. Charles Kirchie, of Titusville. Andrew Coover was the son of George and Martha Coover of German extraction, who died in October, 1868, when he was fifty-nine years of age; his wife Almira, daughter of David Cutler, of Vermont, died in July, 1887, at the age of sixty-two years, and her remains now rest by the side of her husband in Titusville. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church.

George W. Tisdel is a man whose word carried great weight in the community in which he dwells. His political ideas have made him a pronounced Republican, and he has served as school director for three years. He is a member of the Lincoln Club, of the Masonic fraternity, and a charter member of George Davenport Post No 534, G.A.R., of which he has been three times commander. In religious belief he is a member of the Methodist Church. Progressive, wealthy and the possessors of a happy, beautiful home, together with charming individual personality, combine to make him and his wife important factors in the social world. Mr. Tisdel is a good financier, and in the world of finance plays a prominent part as an advisor. His influence in this world is one for good, sound advancement on conservative principles.

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Samuel R. TISDEL3 was born on Jan 16, 1844 in Ariel, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He was a clockmaker from 1868-1876. He then was a dealer in firearms, bicycles, sewing machines, sporting goods, etc. in Ithaca, New York.