Clipped From Pittston Gazette
of be Invited held ev was roots cut and bruised his bare feet. After a day's travel he was about bo lie dawn exhausted under some pine trees, when the bark of a dog at tractcd his attention. He followed the sound and ame to a email cabin with a fire, where he rested for the night At break of day he rcse and attempted to go on, but his cut and swollen feet were so sore they refused to bear his weip ht. He must, go on, yet how cioulo ne .' He crawled to a clearing, get twv walking sticks andi with these he hob bled on until his feet became limber enough to walk on them. After great suffering, ne finally got the horsu, and rode home and later built the house which lasted for many year.s Whan very old. he wept like a child a? he recounted the sufferings which he had home in his young manhood. "Oh my son!" he exclaimed, "You don't know, and I cannot tell ou the hardship - ? we endured." To extreme age he retained much of his early vigor. He was no ordinary .man. He had a logical mind, strong, good sense and Christian principle. He was a temparar.Ce advocate, before temperance societies were formed. He left a family of sons to emulate his example .and honor his memory. From the "History of Taylor" wi f.uote concerning his father: "Cornelius Atherton was a man of marked piety. He was instrumental in or - ganlsing the regular weekly prayer meeting in the vicinity. Before the regular church service was establish ed in our valley he would often call the people together on the . Sabbath for prayers and read to them extracts irom printed sermons. "He built his cabin (1786) on the &row of the hill overlooking the river near the Bloomsburg Railroad station 'it Taylor, taking up a large tract of iana. lie later m.ivcfl back to Dut ones tvmntv u - hnro hu Hind it, nr.,. . tf.e father of fourteen children." '