Re: Deacon William Lathrop
“Lathrop History” (From the Collection of Susquehanna County Historical Society, Montrose, PA)HISTORY
Dea. William Lathrop married Sarah Brown February 8, 1796. She died August 18, 1839. They had fourteen(?) children, the last two being twins. He married for a second wife Sarah Fairbrother February 2, 1840. They had one child, Anson, born May 31, 1841…Dea. William Lathrop died April 18, 1865. His second wife died December 9, 1884. He moved from Unadilla, New York to Rush, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, in the winter of 1800-1801, with an ox team, passing through what is now Montrose – was then all woods.
The year 1799 witnessed a rapid increase in the number of settlers on the East Branch, or main stream of the Wyalusing. Nathan Tupper and William Lathrop came together, from Unadilla, NY, locating at what is now Grangerville. They cut their road a part of the distance…Deacon Lathrop’s cabin had only a blanket for a door, and he was obliged to pile up wood against it at night to keep out the wolves. His location was at the mouth of Lake Creek. He lived here until his death in 1865, in his ninetieth year. Of the ten children of Wm. Lathrop, only two, Nelson and Catherine (widow of Eben Picket of Jessup), are living in Susquehanna County.