Note: http://www.joycetice.com/1897/ch60d.htm Brown's 1897 History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Ch. 60 has: WALTER BOTTOM, formerly spelled "Bottum," was a native of Connecticut, and settled in Nelson, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, in 1827. He built a mill and was engaged in lumbering for many years, dying there at the age of seventy-five. His wife was Dolly Clark, and their children were as follows: Eliza, who married Gilbert Phelps; Walter, Dolly, who married Leander Culver; Charles, Sally, who married William Clark; Nathan, and Sophronia, who became the wife of Jacob Brooks.
CHARLES BOTTOM, son of Walter Bottom, was a native of Connecticut, and came with his parents to Nelson township, Tioga county, in 1827. On attaining his majority he settled in Farmington township, where he cleared and improved one of the largest farms in the township, upon which he lived upwards of thirty-five years, and then removed to Nelson, which has since been his home. His wife, Phoebe, is a daughter of Cromwell Pierce, of Farmington township. They are the parents of five children, three of whom grew to maturity, as follows: Dolly, wife of Joseph D. Campbell; Jerome, and Rebecca, widow of Robert Lugg. Mr. Bottom has been a life-long member of the Presbyterian church, and has been a Republican since the organization of that party.
JEROME BOTTOM was born in Farmington township, Tioga county, January 21, 1842, and is the only son of Charles Bottom. He was reared on the old homestead, and attended the public schools of his district in boyhood, also assisting his parents in the duties of the farm. In 1861 he commenced buying and shipping stock, in which he continued for some years. Since 1876 he has been the senior member of the firm of J. Bottom & Company, wholesale and retail dealers in coal, grain, pressed hay, etc. Mr. Bottom has been in business at Nelson since 1870, and a resident of the town since 1879. He was prominent and active in securing the right of way for, and in the construction of the Fall Brook railroad, and in 1875 shipped the first car load of pressed hay over that road to New York City. January 8, 1861, he married Mary Redfield, a daughter of Joseph B. and Ann (Lee) Redfield, of Farmington township. Mr. Bottom is a staunch Republican, and is recognized as one of the public-spirited and substantial business men of the Cowanesque valley. * * * From Phebe CAMPBELL Hoyt's Scrapbook, Undated, but after Jan. 21, 1898
Death of Mr. Charles Bottom. Last Friday evening Mr. Charles Bottom, who for more than 70 years had been a resident of this county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. D. Campbell. Mr. Bottom was born in Connecticut. He came to this county when he was a lad, his parents settling at Nelson. Mr. Bottom moved to Farmington when a young man, and he cleared land and cultivated one of the largest and best farms in that township. He married Miss Phoebe Pierce, of Farmington, and of their five children, three are surviving---Mrs. J. D. Campbell, Mr. Jerome Bottom, and Mrs. Rebecca Lugg. Mr. Bottom has been a Republican ever since the organization of the party, and he was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church for half a century. He was a good man, a patriotic and intelligent citizen and a kind and steadfast friend.
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