Elizabeth Tomb: Birth: 6 MAR 1786. Death: 22 DEC 1865
Catherine Tomb: Death: BEF 1892
Jacob Tomb: Death: BEF 1892
John Tomb: Death: BEF 1892
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Title: Harold E. Bower, Jr.
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Note: www.usgennet.org/usa/pa/county/lycoming/history/Chapter-52.html Maginness 1892 History of Lycoming Co, Chapter 52, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. BOROUGH OF JERSEY SHORE, AND PORTER, WATSON, MIFFLIN (INCLUDING SALLADASBURG), AND PIATT TOWNSHIPS., has: JACOB TOMB, a native of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, and of German extraction, settled in Northumberland county about the year 1786. Six months later he was driven out by the Indians and went to Cumberland county, where he remained two or three years. In November, 1791, he came to Pine creek, to what is now Slate Run. The trip was made up the Susquehanna river on a keel-boat, thence up Pine creek to Slate Run in canoes. He immediately commenced the erection of a saw and grist mill, which was finished in March, 1792, and operated for a number of years. Subsequently he removed to what is now known as Tomb’s Run, and erected a distillery, which he operated until his death, about 1818. He was buried in the old graveyard on the farm where Jacob Gamble now resides. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Tomb was married twice. The name of his first wife is not known. Her children were as follows: Jacob; John, and Philip. The children by his second wife were: George; Benjamin; Henry; Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Gamble, and Catherine, who married James Gamble, all of whom are dead.
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