WILLIAM TINSMAN, lumber dealer, P. O. Lumberville, was born in Warren county, N. J., January 8, 1821, and is a son of Daniel and Margaret (Fine) Tinsman, who settled in Durham township in 1831. Daniel Tinsman was engaged in farming for many years in Durham township, and in the latter part of his life conducted the Monroe grist and saw mills in the same township. These mills were bought by Danial Tinsman and William Bennett about 1840. His children were: John F., Sarah (Mrs. William Bennett), William and Philip F. William remained in Durham until 1846, when he farmed in New Jersey for five years. He also run a saw-mill for four years. In 1854 he returned to Durham and purchased his father's interest in the milling and lumber business, which was carried on by Bennett & Tinsman for twelve years. He then sold out and was afterward in the lumber business at Riegelsville, N. J., two years. In 1869 he rented the Lukens Thomas mills and lumber yards at Lumberville, this county, where he has been actively engaged in business since, under the firm name of W. Tinsman & Son. In 1844 he married Mary, daughter of John and Phebe (Purcel) Gordon, of Riegelsville, N. J. They have four children: Emily (Mrs. Dr. J. R. Haney), Margaret (Mrs. James S. White), Daniel and Sallie A. (Mrs. A. B. Worman).
Battle, J. H., ed., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Part II, A Warner & Co., 1887, 540-1176
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