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have blessed this marriage, Guy E., Nellie J. and Irving dec.; his wife's father was appointed by Gov. Curtain to take the vote of soldiers sent from this section; her uncle, Chas. Spielman, and another uncle, Theophilius Spielman, served in the late war the former under Col. Robt. Ingersoll; his great-great-grandfather, John Rowell, served in the Franch war; his great uncle, Henry Tibbets, served in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war, and died at the age of 20 years, in service. Henry Tibbot was a son of Wm. Tibbot, who went out as an Indian scout at the age of 19 years. His only paternal uncle, Abner Blaisdell enlisted as coast guard during the war of 1812; his only maternal uncle, Dr. Charles Rowell, served as captain in late war; his great-grandfather, Samuel Rowell served in the Revolutionary war and fought at the battles of Bunker Hill and Valley Forge; his great-grandfather, Samuel Rowell, married Sally Duston, a daughter of Paul Duston, who was a Revolutionary soldier and grandson of Hannah Duston of Indian massacre fame. Inheriting his ancestors' soldierly qualities, he enlisted in the late war when 18 years of age, Aug. 26, 1862, as a private in Co. G., 5 Mass. V. I. During his service his patriotism was shown I all loyal directions, and he took part in the battles of White Hill, Goldsboro and Kingston. March, 1864, he was placed on guard duty at Hatteras; he was honorably discharged July 2, 1863, at Wenham, Mass.; he was first assistant surgeon in 5th N. G. P. for a term of five years; he graduated in medicine in Bellvue College, March, 1871; he is a member of the Cambria Medical Society, and Medical Society of State of Pa., and member of the Ninth International Medical Congress; medical examiner of Life Insurance Co., and secret societies, and President of Board of Health since 1894; member of Order Chosen Friends, and also of Sons of Revolution. Comrade Blaisdell is a member of Fisher Post, No. 30, he is a physician in Wilmore, Pa., where he is very prominent in the medical faculty.


Was born in Blair Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1841, and was a son of Conrad and Catherine (Wimer) Bolan, dec.; he was married, first to Catherine Marks in this county in 1870. She was born in 1850, daughter of Alaways Marks, dec. The children, all to second wife's marriage are, John L., George C., Joseph B., Steven M., Henry J., Peter L., Davis E., Maggie and Anna dec. He was married secondly to Anna Redinger, whose parents, John and Margaret (Leep) Redinger, are dec. The married thirdly to Catherine McGlothin, whose parents, James and Barbara (Strain) McGlothin have passed away. Comrade Bolan served in the late struggle between the

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