Adam K. Carothers, third son of Samuel and Martha Carothers, was born on his present homestead in Woodward township, October 4, 1839. He received his primary education in the common schools of his native township, and subsequently attended the high school at Jersey Shore and Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport. On the 1st of June, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Fifth Pennsylvania Reserves, and in August following was detailed to extra duty in the Signal Corps, and subsequently attached to the United States Signal Corps in the regular army, where he served until the close of the war. He was discharged, June 25, 1865, and returning home engaged in farming, which he has since continued. Mr. Carothers married Alice, daughter of Dr. John King, of Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. Both he and wife are members of Lycoming Presbyterian church, of Newberry. He belongs to the Union Veteran Legion, is an active supporter of education, and is one of the leading farmers of his native township.
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.