|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1819|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1888|
ISAIAH W. GEARHART, lumber manufacturer, P.O. Holland, was horn in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, January 23, 1819, his parents being Henry and Phebe (Field) Gearhart. The Gearhart family were originally German. His father was a chair and spinning-wheel maker.
When Isaiah W. was 8 years old he came to Bucks county to live with an uncle, Levi Field, who was a farmer. With him he lived until he was sixteen years old, when he went to Montgomery county to learn the trade of carpenter, where he remained six years. He then went to Philadelphia and worked in the city about two years, after which he carried on contracting for about fifteen years. He then removed to his present location and bought the saw-mill, which he has operated ever since, adding many improvements to it.
He was married in Montgomery county in May, 1841, to Miss Elizabeth Eames, a native of Boston, a daughter of Robert Eames.
Mr. Gearhart started out in life for himself, and has made his own way in the world, until he is now one of the wealthy men of the township. He is one of the directors of the Langhorne bank, and was formerly a director of the Newtown bank. He was a director of the Bustleton turnpike, and is now a director of the Feasterville and Holland Turnpike. Mr. Gearhart is a member of the Newtown lodge, F. and A.M. He is a member of the Somerton church.
Mr. and Mrs. Gearhart were the parents of nine children, of whom four are living. Those living are: Angeline, wife of Watson Spencer, in Falls township; Phebe Ann, wife of John Collum, lives in Oxford, Chester county; Martha Ann and Frank are at home.
Mr. Gearhart has a flour mill at Rocksville, called the Rocksville mills, which has a capacity for grinding two hundred bushels per day.
Elizabeth Gearhart (1817 - 1893)*
Franklin W Gearhart (1860 - 1913)*
William Penn Cemetery
Created by: Susan Beyer
Record added: May 11, 2009
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