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David A. Frampton

DAVID A. FRAMPTON, farmer and contractor, post office, Transfer, PA, was born December 3, 1837, in Clarion County, PA, and is a son of Maj. Jonathan and Matilda (McDowell) Frampton, whose family consisted of five children:  David A., Hannah J., John H., Mary E., wife of J.C. Duncan, and Matilda.   Our subject was reared in Clarksville, where he was also educated.  He early engaged in business, his first venture being transporting of coal and merchandise, running a line of boats upon the Beaver & Erie Canal, in which business he was engaged from 1855 to 1870.  He was also extensively engaged at the same in the lumber business.  He is at present largely engaged in railroad contracting, and is one of the most extensive farmers of Mercer County, operating some 1,100 acres.  Mr. Frampton has never held any public office, his extensive business and farming operations demanding his entire time.  Politically he is an ardent Democrat, and one of Mercer County’s enterprising and successful citizens.  His residence in Pymatuning Township is one of the most substantial and elegant in the county.  He married, in 1869, Miss Delora, daughter of Robert Stewart, of Hickory Township, and by this union they have had nine children:   Pearl, Prescot, Wade H., Edith, David A.J., Eva M., Carrie C., Gracie  and Robert S., deceased.  Mr. Frampton and family are members of the Baptist Church of Transfer.

History of Mercer County, 1888 page 906; Transcribed and Submitted by Janet Stanko

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