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Anderson Channell

Anderson Channell, son of Isaac and Mary (Anderson) Channell, of Fawn Township, York Co., Penn., was born January 26, 1818, on the old homestead. The father died in 1830, and the mother in 1874. Our subject was married in 1840 to Martha M. Thompson, daughter of Israel and Phoebe (Ewing) Thompson, of York, County, Penn. By this union they have had thirteen children: Alex. E. John A., Phoebe E., Clarissa A., William T., Mary F., Sarah V., James F., Henry C., Thomas I., Rosa B., Isaac M. and Etha M. In 1844 Mr. Channell purchased the farm upon which he resides, and which contains 100 acres. He has held the offices of assessor and supervisor of the township.

Two of his sons were in the army during the late war; John A. Channell, Company I, One Hundred and Thirtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 130th Regiment, who served from 1862 till the close of the war, and was severely wounded, and William T. Channell, who enlisted in the One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 187th Regiment,, in 1863, and served until the close of the war.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.