Lieut. John Range
Born: 27 Jan 1743/44
Loc: Raritan, NJ
Died: 04 May 1827
Loc: Tionesta, Forest Co., PA
Bur: Riverside Cemetery, Tioneasta, Forest Co., PA
Gravestone Photo

Military: Revolutionary War
Father: Noah Range
Mother: Elizabeth Kones
Married: 1769 York Co., PA
Madeline Shollas,
daughter of Theabolt Shollas and Magdelena
Children: Theobolt/ Elizabeth/John II/Mary/Susanna/Anne/James
1810 Census: Venango Co., PA
Lieut. John Range received the land where the present boro of Tionesta, Forest County, PA now stands for his service in the Revolutionary War. The Lottery Warrant for this land was No. 511 and was dated May 17, 1785, included 285 acres.
The Tidioute chapter of The Daughter's of the American Revolution place a boulder with a plaque on the front lawn in memorial of him. The marker reads " John Range, 1st Lieutenant, commissioned April 5, 1778." Lieut. John Range and his wife were originally buried on their farm across the street from court house. Their dust was removed and buried at the Riverside Cemetery in Tionesta.

Last Will and Testament of John Range
In the name of God, Amen. I, John Range, of the Township of Allegheny, County of Venango and state of Pennsylvania, being old and infirm, though of sound mind, thanks be to God for his mercies, calling to mind the mortality of the body, and immortality of the soul, do hereby make null and void and of no effect all wills made previous to the date hereof, and do hereby make and establish this my last will and testament in manner following, to-wit: my soul I commit to Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a manner like a Christian burial. In the first place I give, devise and bequeath, after the payments of my just debts, to my loving and affectionate wife, Matelane Range, my bed and bedclothes and the trunk with the clothes and all other articles, which is in them. Also two hundred dollars in money, the book called Confession of Faith, also my large bible, and to have a decent maintenance out of my estate. The remaining part of my personal estate to be divided in following, Viz: My daughter Elizabeth, that intermarried with Jacob Shriber, to get one hundred dollars less then an equal share of my personal estate, because she has received one hundred dollars, I give devise and bequeath my son John Range, one dollar and no other part of my estate; I give, devise and bequeath to my son Shollas Range, one dollar and no other part of my estate. I give, devise and allow my daughter Mary that was intermarried with William Gilbreath, to get one hundred pounds less then an equal share of my personal estate , because she had received one hundred pounds. My daughter Susan, was intermarried with John Oallegar, to get an equal share of my estate. My daughter Ann, who was intermarried with John Bogart, to get an equal share of my personal estate. I give, devise and bequeath my real estate to my son James Range and his heirs and assigns forever, to-wit, the tract of land which he now resided, also an equal share of my personal estate, and my gin and implements hereunto belonging. I do constitute and appoint James Allexander, Esq. And my son James Range, my Executors. Done this Seventh day of March in the year of our Lord,
one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.