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James B. Jennings    

Jennings, James B., Tidioute P. O., was born in Venango county, January 7, 1829 He married Mary Emeline Snyder, of Franklin, daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Richards) Snyder, in 1859. They had five children— Cleora J., Harvey J., Albertis, Mattie B., and Fred R. He was county commissioner for three years at the time of the building of the court house; was also councilman and school director. Mr. Jennings was a son of Morgan and Jane (Bradley) Jennings, of Venango county. They had a family of ten children, eight now living— Elizabeth, James, John, Robert, Henry, Mary Jane, Anna, and Amanda. Mr. Morgan’s father was born in 1800 and died in 1879; his mother was born in 1808, and died in 1859. Morgan Jennings was a son of Jacob and Mary (Morgan) Jennings, who were born in New Jersey, and settled on the Monongahela River, in Plum township, in 1800. James B. Jennings settled in Warren county in 1852, and engaged in the manufacture and shipping of lumber; in 1860 he became interested in the production of oil and still continues in that business; in 1886 he entered the coal trade in Tidioute, and is at present engaged in lumber, oil, coal, and real estate business.

History of Warren County: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, J. S. Schenck, Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., 1887.  More Warren County History Books  Search Hundreds of 1880s-1890s Pennsylvania County History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file!  Free Access to the old history books - plus birth & death records, census images and ALL other records at ancestry.com.

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