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Re: Ralph Tozer - 1800's PA and Guy Tozer
Posted by: Bob Rice Date: March 23, 2001 at 21:36:08
In Reply to: Ralph Tozer - 1800's PA and Guy Tozer by Monica Cox of 264

Monica: I am sure we have a match. Guy was in the War of 1812 with his father, Julius and his brother Samuel. You might want to check DAR records on this. I have details in father's file as follows: "Betty Sharp" <gnlgybty@earthlink.net>

Bob - I compared the information you had on the children of Julius and it is the same. I have a copy of the bio of Julius off of GenForum. I have been researching Tozers since 1977 to have compiled lots of information and would be glad to share what I have. I am really concentrating on Elishama as he is my direct line. There is so much available on Julius. I had been corresponding with Ruth Tozer Bixby of Athens, Pa. she was a descendant of Joel Murray Tozer, son of Julius. In 1992 I was in Athens but did not get to visit Ruth. I was traveling with 3 other people and had just a little time for genealogy. We did take pictures of the Rest Cemetery. Many years ago Ruth
did some drawing of tombstones at North Waverly and Rest cemeteries.

I came across a book "Sketches of McKean, Thomas, Tozer and Wilson Families" by Geo. E. Bushnell. He has a very complete rundown on Julius's family. I only copied pgs 45-54. The book was at the Fort Wayne Genealoogy Library. All I had on Susan was birth date, and the names of her husbands.
Here is what Bushnell has on her.......
child #10..Susan Tozer, b. Athens, Penna. 4 Mar 1804, md. lst. William Rice; md. 2nd James Weed.
Children 1, probably (i.Martha Jane Rice. (no number assigned). (Note: it is probable that the only child of the first marriage was the lst wife of David Walker (Jr) of Ottawa, Ills., who md. lst. a Martha Jane Rice, by whom he had three children, George Lee Walker, Julia Mariana Walker, and Will Douglas Walker; David Walker, md 2nd, Lucy (35) Tozer, whom family tradition states was a cousin of his lst wife: David Walker also had two older sisters, both of whom married into the Weed family, viz:Keziah Walker, who md. Edmund Weed, and Malinda Walker who
md. ________Weed.)

Have you ever run into any information on Elishama Tozer? He also served in the Revoultionary War but was living in Washington County, N.Y. , near the Vermont border. He came to Waverly probably about 1800.

I will be happy to share any of my other info.........Betty

"Julius Tozer, a brother-in-law of Jonathan Harris, was born at Colchester, June 16, 1764, and before the war went with his father and family to Wyoming. After the battle they returned to Connecticut, where Julius, although but a lad, enlisted in the service. After the war he married, at Colchester, Hannah Conklin, daughter of Ananias Conklin, who was born Oct. 7, 1784. In 1791 they came to Exeter, in Luzerne Co., and in 1794 to Athens. Mr. Tozer was elected colonel of a regiment in the militia of this State, and during the War of 1812 he raised a company, of which he was captain and served through that war, two of his sons, Samuel and Guy, accompanying him. His children were Hannah, born Oct. 4, 1788; Alice, March 5, 1789 - Elizabeth R., Aug. 28, 1791; Samuel, Aug. 1, 1792; Julius,
March 7, 1794; Lucy, Jan. 25, 1796; Dorothy, Jan. 28, 1798; Guy, March 7, 1799; Albert, May 30, 1801 ; SUSAN, March 1, 1803; Joel Murray, Aug. 11, 1805; Mary Ann, June 21, 1807; and Cynthia, May 1, 1809. Col. Tozer died Dec. 7, 1852, and his wife died March 5, 1832."

Per Tri-County Website: Col. Julius Tozer b. 16 June 1764 d. 7 Dec 1852 was a Revolutionary War Veteran as well as a Veteran of the War of 1812; he was a Captain - Artillery, Continental Army and Swift's & Dobbins Regiment, NY Militia in war of 1812. bd. Tioga Point Cmty., Athens Boro., Bradford County, PA.

Database: Full context of Pennsylvania Pensioners, 1835
County: Bradford Co., PA
Rank: Private
Annual Allowance: 50.00
Sums Received: 125.00
Description of service: Pennsylvania Militia
When placed on Pension roll: May 10, 1833
Commencement of Pension: March 4, 1831
Age: 70

"The Settler" Nov. 2000, The Bradford County Historical Society, Volume XXXVIII #4: Colonel Tozer and Hannah burial sites were moved from Tootletown to the Tioga Point Cemetery by Son Guy.


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