W. E. BUTTS,
749 postmaster, Clermont, was born in
, September 18, 1841. When twelve years of age he came to
, and lived for some time at Lawrenceville. When he started in life for himself
he was employed by the Fall Brook Coal Company, and after his marriage he moved
to Clermont, where he has since been employed as agent for the Western New York
& Pennsylvania Railroad and Coal Company, and has also held the position of
postmaster several years. Mr. Butts was married September 18, 1875, to Miss
Elizabeth McCann, of Fall Brook, and they have four children: Lula E., Kittie
A., W.E., Jr., and Fred H. Mr. Butts is a member of Clermont, I.O.O.F.
farmer, P.O. Clermont, was born in Philadelphia, Penn., in December, 1835, a son
of Adam and Eva (Parents) Martin, natives of
, who came to
, in 1833, where they remained for one year, then removed to
Here the father engaged as a foreman in Mr. Erie's soap factory, where he
worked for eight years. In 1843 he came to McKean county, settling in Sergeant
township, and in 1849 purchased the farm where his son, whose name heads this
sketch, now resides. Peter Martin is the second son in a family of ten children.
He received his education in McKean county, and resided with his parents until
their death. He married in June, 1870, Miss Lenora, daughter of Philip and Julia
A. (Wagoner) Roades, who came to Clermont in 1842. Of ten children born to Mr.
and Mrs. Martin, Burtan L. and Bertha L. are the only ones surviving. Mr. Martin
has held various township offices; he is a member of Clermont Lodge, No. 949,
I.O.O.F., and Smethport Encampment, No. 273, and is a member of the
ORIN PERRY, farmer, P.O. Kasson, is a son of
Michael and Hannah (Cass) Perry, natives of
, where Orin was born in February, 1816. His parents afterward removed to
Steuben county, N.Y., where he received his education. He remained at home until
he was eighteen years of age, when he engaged as a common laborer. By thrift and
economy he finally found success crowning his honest efforts. He married, in
1835, Miss Lurinda Abby, of Steuben county, a daughter of John and Mary (Head)
Abby. This wife died in 1845, leaving two children, Mary (now deceased) and
Malvina, wife of Calvin Pettis, of Port Allegany, Penn. Mr. Perry married in
May, 1846, Miss Miranda, daughter of George and Amy (Page) Head, of Steuben
county, N.Y., and they are the parents of the following named seven children:
Ann (wife of Freeman Leyzotte, of Ketner, Penn.), George, Amanda M. (wife of F.A.
Briggs), Andy, John, Mary and Ellsworth. Mr. Perry was engaged in farming in
Steuben county, N.Y., until 1859, when he came to Sergeant township and
purchased the farm of 240 acres, where he now resides. He has always evinced an
interest in the township, and has held various local offices.