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JOEL LINSCOTT, contractor and builder, Corry, Penn., was born in York, York County, Me., July 14, 1828. When aged eighteen years, he moved from his native place to Boston, Mass., where he learned the trade of carpenter, of Samuel Newell, of Boston. He has since followed said trade with the exception of one year (1854), which he spent in California. He came from Boston to Corry in 1861, with Samuel Downer and others, and assisted in building "The Downer Oil Works" in what was, at that time, a wilderness. He removed his family two years later (1863). Mr. Linscott was married, March 8, 1855, in Boston, to Miss Mary A. Chadburn, of Sanford, York County, Me., three children being born to this union, two boys and a girl. Mr. Linscott, wife and children are all church members.