Crawford County, Pennsylvania
History & Biography
Part V: Biographical Sketches
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP [& RICEVILLE]
HENRY M. BATCHELDER, lumberman and proprietor of saw-mill, P. O. Lincolnville, is a native of Vermont, born February 16, 1835; son of Sylvester C. and Sarah Batchelder, who came to this county in 1847, and are now residing in Richmond Township. Our subject was married September 26, 1858, to Sallie Jane Alexander, by whom he has two children: Mrs. Emma Buchannon and Emmett. Mr. Batchelder is a successful business man; has been engaged in the lumber trade seventeen years this fall (1884) and now owns a saw-mill at Lincolnville and one in Troy Township, this county.
SYLVESTER SYLVANUS BISBE, farmer, P. O. Union City, was born June 28, 1846, in Union City, Erie Co., Penn.; son of Reuben (deceased) and Naoma Bisbe. He was reared and educated in Bloomfield Township, this county, to which his parents had moved in 1849. He was united in marriage July 5, 1869, with Fannie C., daughter of Joseph Bacon, by whom he has the following named childrenóClarence Eugene, Florina Maud, Fred Leverne, Jessie Pearl and Merna Cora. Mr. and Mrs. Bisbe have been industrious and successful in life, acquiring since their marriage a fine farm of 200 acres of well-improved land, part of which was the old family homestead. Our subject takes great interest in the cause of education and has given his family good advantages. In politics he supports the Republican party.