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John Strawbridge of Philadelphia, Pa.

“In 1785 and later JOHN and JAMES STRAWBRIDGE purchased wild lands in this vicinity (Osceola, Tioga co., Pa.).

“From recitals in deeds recorded in this county it appears that JOHN STRAWBRIDGE of Philadelphia d. in 1793, leaving five children, viz. : JAMES, JOHN JR., GEORGE, JANE, and another whose name I do not have. It also appears that James d. previous to 1806, unm., without issue and intestate, and that Jane m. JONATHAN D. LEDYARD. George purchased the lands and disposed of them to settlers in part, etc. . . .

“They purchased of the Commonwealth the soil upon which this village (Osceola) is built. None of them so far as I know, ever located here. I believe it is asserted that James made a clearing in the forest six miles from here since 1785-90, and res. for a time on good terms with the Indians.” – –(From a letter of Charles Tubbs of Osceola, Apr. 4, 1891.)