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Louisa Copp Gaylord Family 

Louisa Copp, daughter of John and Sarah Copp born in Rhode Island in 1803 married Alvin Gaylord born 1799 in Vermont.

Alvin Gaylord was active in the local village affairs. He was one of the original 8 to sign the town of Mansfield, PA charter. He was a zealous member of the Methodist church.

Louisa and Alvin had the following children:

Unknown Gaylord Son  born 1830

 Amanda Gaylord born 1831 may have married J.H. Bixby who was a grocery keeper born 1836 in PA. Their son is John born 1853.

William R. Gaylord born 1831 Enlisted in Company B 101st Regiment, PA, Volunteer. Died August 6, 1890 on Pine Creek. Died at age 67 never married. Buried in Hope Cemetery.

George G. Gaylord born 1833. He was 2nd lieutenant, Co. B and enlisted at age 28. He was a millwright from Mansfield, Tioga County, PA. He mustered in September 1861 to the 101st Infantry.  George was wounded in the hand, May 3, 1862 at the Battle of Fair Oaks, VA. He resigned August 9, 1862.  He was killed in Corning, NY on December 13, 1877, as he fell from the railroad at age 44. He is buried in Prospect Cemetery, Richmond Township, Tioga, PA. He was buried on Christmas Day.

Sanford Gaylord born 1835 and died 1888. He was one of the oldest engineers in point of service in the employ of Tioga company, dropped dead about nine o'clock last Friday morning in the train dispatcher's office in Elmira. The dispatcher had handed him his orders, and Mr. Gaylord was waiting for permission for his brother in-law to ride on the engine, when he fell heavily to the floor, expiring instantly. His remains were taken into the baggage room and thence to his residence in Southport. Death was the result of heart disease, of which he had been a great sufferer for four or five years. On the Fourth of July deceased told his brother, Henry Gaylord, who resides in this boro, that he expected to live only a few days, so troublesome was becoming the difficulty with his heart. His death, therefore while universally regretted, was not unexpected. Had he lived two minutes longer, death would have occurred on his engine "old number eleven." "Sant" Gaylord was a general favorite. He was big hearted, always obliging and generous to a fault. His familiarity with the trout streams and haunts of game birds as well as larger game in Northern Pennsylvania won for him many friends among the officials of the road. His popularity extended to all stations in life and included both sexes. He was born in this boro Dec. 10, 1835. His father's name was Alvin Gaylord. Sant began life about thirty years ago as a brakeman. Subsequently he became a fireman, and after five years accepted a situation as engineer on the Blossburg and Corning, now known as the Tioga division of the Erie Railroad. He was married in 1861 to Frances Miller of Canandaigua. For his second wife he married Sarah Wilkes, of Corning, who with one son survives him. The remains were brought to this place by special train at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, accompanied by a large delegation of mourning friends, mostly railroad men and their families. The Company ran a special train for the employees from Blossburg also. The crowd in Hope Cemetery was the largest ever seen there. All who wished were allowed to view the remains. The floral offering included a fac simile of deceased's engine under an arch, while on top of the engine rested a crown and over the center of the arch a star contributed by former associates. The ... from the ...... to .... by Messrs.. James Green, W. H. Green, George A. Lewis, Letson Lownsbery W. Scott and Richard Hughes, the oldest engineers on the Tioga branch. The services were conducted by Rev. W. S. H. Hermans, Methodist, of this place, excellent music being furnished by an Elmira trio


Thomas Gaylord born 1837

Homer Gaylord born 1837 died December 10, 1878

Phoebe A. Gaylord born 1841 in PA may have married Sam Waters from England.

Henry E. Gaylord born November 8, 1844 in Mansfield, PA. He married Genevieve Bailey born 1864 in Alba, PA daughter of John Bailey born 1835 in Warwick, NY and died March 31, 1903 and Theresa Virginia Adams b. October 11, 1834 in Decktown, Sussex, NJ and died Setpember 22, 1910 in Mansfield, PA. Genevieve died August 24, 1922 in Mansfield, PA.

Henry E. Gaylord served his country during the Civil War and enlisted February 18, 1862 served under Company B, PA 101st Infantry Regiment. He mustered out on June 25, 1865 at the end of the war at New Berne, NC. He took part in Sherman's march to the sea and was captured and sent to Libby Prison where he was kept for 3 weeks and then transferred to Andersonville for a total of 7 months, 19 days. He was discharged June 25, 1865. Before being captured with his entire Regiment at Plymouth, NC on April 20, 1864 he was in the Pennisula Campaign, the battles of Fair Oaks, Kingston, Goldsboro, Little Washington & Plymouth. He received a pension of $8 a month beginning September 8, 1891.

The children of Henry and Genevieve are:

Ralph J. Gaylord born June 12, 1880  Tioga County, PA and died December 22, 1880 in Tioga County, PA

Fred Leigh Gaylord born June 12, 1882 PA and died October 17, 1956 Bradford County, PA. He married Carrie Mae Froman born 1893 and died 1926.

Children of Fred and Carrie are:

Albert Gaylord born June 4, 1915 PA and died November 10, 1965. He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1934. He removed to Philadelphia, PA

Elizabeth Gaylord born 1918, Tioga County, PA, died 1974 and married Ralph Wayne Youmans born 1911 and died 2002. 

Children of Elizabeth and Ralph are:

 3 living daughters

 1 living son

Fred also married Eva Blanche Watkins born 1890 and died 1909.

 Children of Fred and Eva are:

Grace Gaylord born August 23, 1907 Sheshequin, PA and died August 14, 1987 Wellsboro, PA she married Walter Bensen

Genevieve Gaylord born September 1, 1905 Elmira, NY and died March 28, 1990. She married Albert Heck born 1896 and died 1985

Fred Gaylord born 1909 and when his mother died went to live his grandparents Henry and Genevieve Gaylord.

Ross S. Gaylord born July 1884 PA and died October 1890 Tioga, PA

Lois Theresa Gaylord born May 1886 Sheshequin, Bradford, PA Children of Lois Gaylord are:

Donald McQueen Gaylord born 1904. He would marry Mary Hitchens born 1908 

Children of Donald and Mary are:

Richard A. Gaylord, Sr. born 1938 and died 2005. He married Annabelle in 1963 

Children of Richard and Annabelle

Richard Gaylord, Jr.

Gina Gaylord

Wayne Gaylord

Gordon Gaylord

Delores Gaylord

Jeanette Gaylord

Norma Gaylord

Elizabeth Gaylord

Loren Gaylord


Lois Theresa Gaylord married John Schwank, she may have changed her name around.

Found in newspaper clipping of obituary for Lois, she appears to have a daughter, Mrs. James H. Ogrodowski, who resided in Elmira and John 

had a daughter Mrs. Anna Lutz. Lois and John perrished in a house fire December 31, 1930.

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Haryy E. Gaylord born 1845