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Ancestors and Descendants 


• (1739-1805) 





Catharine Roseboom, Dr. J. Livingston Roseboom, 

Rev. Henhy U. Swinnerton and Joseph II. White. 


Printed at The Co-operative Press, ii4 Austin Street, Cambridge, Mass. 


The twofold object in the preparation of this little work has been, first, 
to preserve to the descendants of Hendiuck Janse Roseboom, of Albany, 
N Y., and Captain John Johnson, of Roxbury, Mass., whatever information 
is obtainable regarding their early history in America; and, secondly, to 
aflbrd as complete a record as possible of the families comprising the later 
.venerations, from about the time when the two lines were united by the 
marriao-e of Abraham Roseboom and Ruth Johnson, in Cherry Valley, N. Y., 
in 180G, vet not confining it strictly to their descendants. It contains no 
statements asserted as facts unless there is documentary or other surticient 
evidence existing in proof thereof, and where the assertions made are mat- 
ters of opinion, it is so stated. , .,. 

It is not often easy to trace the history of early American families prior 
to their arrival in this country, for there is apt to be an abrupt break in cross- 
ing the ocean; and amidst the hardships attendant on those times the re- 
cording of events on this side was too often neglected or left to ofticials of 
church and town who took no interest in the performance of their duties 
other than in the easiest possible way. Hence the entries of chui^h regi^Bi 
town records and Bible data often vary. It would have been less dirti u t 
had the work been commenced a generation ago, since P^^^-^^ ^^^j^ ^I 
tions might have yielded important items that are now unattainable. That 
'ZhTknown will, however, be of none the less interest to those who 

""n'nothing were known of the origin of the Roseboom family the name 
itself would at once show that it was Holland Dutch, and of earlier leu- 
iontcTerivation. The first part has the same ^^^^^^^^^^^ 
lish " Rose," and the second part signifies a tree. Rose tiee. ihe speu n,, 
sLnd under a number of variations in Holland, but in this country has 
' be rcTan'cl to its simplest form. Dr. J L. Roseboom, while i 



ions oil tlu' History of Albany," Vol. I\' : Talcott's "Genealogical Notes of 
New York and Now England Faniilies:" Pearson's "Albany County Re- 
cords," Vols. I to IV; and other similar works. But these invaluable 
a ithorities are not invariably reliable, for instance, Jacob lioseboora, Jr., is 
credited with Ave sons named Johannes, the fourth of whom is recorded as 
'• l)ai)tized Sept. 15. 177G. died at Cherry Valley, Mar. 15, 1829." This 
Johannes, or John, belonged in a ditl'erent branch of the family. It was 
John, tlie son of Lieut. John Roseboom and Susannah Veeder, born Oct. 
25, 1774, who died in Cherry Valley on the date mentioned. 

AVe have been unaljjc to ascertain the relationship of this Jacob, Jr., to 
Ilendrick ,Ianse, as the latter had onl}' one grandson named Jacol), and there 
is no record of his having a son Jacob. Jacob, Jr., married, Jan. 20, 1763, 
Hester Lansing, a direct descendant of Gerrit Frederick Lansing, the father 
of the wife of Ilendrick Janse, and left a large number of descendants. Ja- 
col), son of Ilendrick Koseboora and Debora Staats, was doubtless the man 
who was associated with John Lindesay and others in the Cherry Valley pat- 
ent ; he was baptized July 14, 1695, and at the time the patent was granted (1739) 
would have been about 44 years old : he is the only one of the name appear- 
ing on the records whose age would warrant this assumption. Munsell does 
not mention Elizabeth, dan. of Hendrick Janse Roseboom, nor does he 
mention Hendrick, oldest son of Gerrit Roseboom and Maria Sanders ; and 
there may be other errors ; the above facts have been obtained from other 
sources. Owing to the same christian names occurring so frequently in all 
the families it is very difficult to determine just where each individual be- 
longed, and we may have made mistakes or perpetuated ^the errors of the 
historians to whom we are indebted for so much of what we present to our 
readers . 

Of the early Johnsons, information has been derived from Drake's 
" History of Roxbury, Mass.," Savage's " Genealogical Dictionary," and 
other authorities on New England history. 

We give as complete a history as possible of the ancestors, in the male 
line, of Lieut. John Roseboom, (1735-1805), and of Jesse Johnson, (1745- 
1832), and then include a record of their descendants, separating the latter 
into respective lines of descent, beginning with the eldest married child of 
Lieut. Roseboom. Each family has a distinctive number, and the number in 
parenthesis following the names of the parents refers to the family number 
of such parents, while the numl)er at the right of the records of the child- 
ren refers to their individual records which follow. Where no such figures 
are given the children were not married. A few sketches of the lives of 
those unmarried have been interspersed among the others. An appendix 
haf. been added, containing papers relating to the Roseboom family, and 
letters of reference to those papers are placed in the book. Only such 
abbreviations have been used as will be readily understood without ex- 
planation. The foot-notes, we feel sure, will be appreciated by many who, 
while not in direct line, have been connected with the families bv collateral 


Previous to 1753 the year, in England and her colonies, commenced on 
the 25th day of March, \Yhile the New Style had been adopted by other 
countries in 1582. Hence arose the custom of using a double date for that 
part of the year between Jan. 1 and Mar. 25, as 1743-4, or 174^. We liave 
deemed it best to use the New Style date in such cases. 

There is a tradition that the coat of arms of the Roseboom family wa.** 
" a ship." Nothing detinite has been discovered as to this, but tlie following 
arms assumptive have been used : — 

Azure, a cross argent, charged with a rose gules and three churches 
proper. Cn-st, a red rose expanded. Mottu, Pro Deo et ecclesiam. 
The family badge is a sprig of wild rose. 

We sincerely thank all who have so kindly given their assistance in our 
work, and if tlie possessors of this volume will faithfully use the margins 
and l)lank pages to perpetuate the records in the years to come, our labors 
will be amplj' rewarded. 

Catharine Roseboom, 
Dr. J. L. Roseboom, 
Rev. H. U. Swinnerton, 
Joseph Henry White. 


Tlic nuinliors after the names refer to the Families iu which each is to he foiinfl. 

Allen, Elizabeth G., 

" Ik'lonM., 
Angel, Catherine E., 
Aspinwall, Eliza, 
Bartholomew, Florence, 
Belcher, Alirahani R., 

" Susan M., 
Bon Durant, Lucy E., 
Brand, Harriet A., 
Brockctt, Lucy M., 
CiirroU, Mary, 
Churchill, Elizabeth, 
Cooke, Catharine E., 
'• Dr. Henry G., 
" Robert W., 
" Susan, 
Cortelyou, Eunice M., 
Uamon, Georae T., 

" Sarah M., 
Dunlap, Mary S., 
Edwards, Aral)ella S., 

" Helen G., 
Ely, Sarah, 

Far(|uharson, Mary A., 
Ford, Jessie B., 
French, Deloss D., 

" Horace W., 

" Leroy E., 

" Mary L., 

'' Susan, 


French, William C, 



Gansevoort, Conrad, 



'• Elizabeth, 



" James, 



" John R., 



" Dr. Ten Eyck, 



Gill, Maria S., 



Goodwin, Lucy, 



" Lucy W., 



Griswold, Hattie M., 



Hall Elizabeth, 



" James S., 



" William E., 



Hazard, Catharine E., 



Hess, Mary L., 



Hessert, Grace H., 



Hoagland, Phel)e E., 



Howell, Mary L., 



Huggins, Caroline I., 



Hungerford, Mary W., 



Inglehart, Fred M., 



" George N., 



" Sarah M., 



" Sarah W., 



Johnson, Daniel, 



" Daniel, Jr., 



" Erastus, 



•' Capt. Isaac, 



" Isaac, Jr., 



" Jesse, 




Johnson, Capt. John, 


Shannon, Lucy, 




Stewai-t, Daniel, 


" Sally M., 





" William H., 



George P., 


" William S., 



Henry R., 


Judd, Cynthia E., 



John R., 


" Hubert, 



Robert S., 


Keeney, Clara M., 



Samuel, Jr., 


Kennedy, Lucy, 


Stockton, Annetta S., 


Long. Henrietta, 



, Lucy L., 


Lord, Mary E., 


Swiunerton. Levantia L., 


Mackay, Helen G., 



La Royal, 


McCoUum, Marietta, 



Lester D., 


Magee, Catharine E., 



]\rary L., 


Merritt, Lucy J., 



Royal C, 


Newcorab, Susan R., 



Wilder B., 


Ogden, Elizabeth, 


Tliacher, Maria M., 


Pardee, Mary E., 



Robert J., 


Presley, Ella C, 


UnderluU, Minerva E., 


Ransbothan, Mary L., 


Van Vranken, Gansevoort, 


Rice, Annetta S., 




Ringland, Jane S. 





Roseboom, Abraham, 



, Austin J. 


" Abraham H., 





" Barent, 



Deloss D., 


" Hendrick J., 



Eli T., 


" Hendrick M., 





" Henry, 





'• Jesse J., 



Orville H., 


" Lieut. John, 



Seth L., 


" Myudert, 



, Eliza, 


Sawyer, Ruth, 



Mary L , 


Schenck, Sarah E., 




The miinbi'rs after the names refers to the Families in which each is to be found. 

, Margeiy, 

Allen, Gerrard, 

" William W., 
Angel, Benjamin F., 
Arnold, Edith, 
Aspinwall. Dr. Eleazar, 
Ballon, Maiy D., 
Bartholomew, George A., 
Belcher, Moses, 
BonDnrant, William, 
Hrainanl, Carmelia, 
Brand, Nelson S., 
Bi-inckerhoff, Mary C, 
Brockett, Dr. Linns P., 
Carroll, Fi-ank H., 
Ciuirchill, Frank A., 
Clark, Mary A., 
Cleveland, Anna B., 
Coleman, riiebe J., 
Cook, Caroline, 
Cooke, Ambrose W., 

" Dr. Kobert W., 
Cortelyon, Gansevoort X. 
Cowdrey, Maria B., 
Cnthl)ertson, Margaret, 
Damon, Orlo !{., 
Dnnlap, James B., 
Edwards, Alfred L., 


Edwards, Lewis, 



Ely, Richard, 



Ensign, Eliza, 



Farquharson, Van Deusen 



Fawer, Grace, 



Fenn, Cornelia M., 



Finch, INIaranda F., 



Ford, Bnrton J., 



French, Watson E., 

80, 83 


Gansevoort, Conrad, 



Gill, James B., 



Goodwin, Abigail, 






Dr. Erastns, 



Griswold, William H., 



Grout, Lydia B., 



Hall, William, 



Harris, Mary, 



Hazard, John V S., 



Hess, Hiram 11., 



Hessert, George, 



Hoagland, Frank, 



Holt, Jerusha W., 



Howell, Edward, Jr., 



Huggins, rioudonR., 



Hungerford, John N., 



Inglehart, Dr. Smith, 

lOi), 117 


Irwin, Rebecca, 




Jacobsen, Tryntje J., 1 

Johnson. Dr. Ebenezer, 106 

Jiuld, John, 118 

Keeuey. Albert B., 55 

Kendig, Larissa M., 78 

Kennedy. Dr. James, 105 

Kerwood, Mary J., 92 

Kitchen. Delia, 48 

Lansing, Gysbertje, 1 

Leek, Al>igail, 8 

Le Sueur, Cora E., 46 

Livingston, Cornelia R., 35 

Long. John H., 72 

Lord, Rev. John C, 107 

Lyon. Helen H., 14 

Mackay. Archibald K., 31 

McCollum. DeWitt C, 67 

McLean. Eliz.ibeth J.. 41 

Magee, Duncan S., 22 

Mead, Nellie, 58 

Merrill. Carrie F., 90 

Merritt, Dr. George, 65 

Mossholder, Eliza E., 68 

Moxley, Fannie E., 95 

Newcorab. Ozro R., 88 

Norton, Phebe, 62 

Ogden, Eliza, 19 

" Henry A., 18 

Pardee. Dr. Howard A., 120 

Pickett, Marinda, 81 

Pike, Sylvia J., 97 

Porter, Elizabeth, 6 

Presley. Fred E., 98 

Ransbothan, George H., 89 

Kayder, Celeste, 69 

Rliinehart. Maria E., ' 63 

Rice. Herbert A , 96 

Richards, Kate F., 110 

Richardson, Jane, 9 

Marilla A., 93 

Richardson, Mary E., 94 

Ringland, William D., 87 

Rowley, Marietta E., 100 

Sawyer, John, 44 

Schenck, Dr. Peter L., 45 

Schermerhorn, Sarah, 32 

Shannon, James, 38 

Sheldon, Mary M., 66 

Smith, Carrie L., 93 

" Ellen P., 66 

Southwick, Martha S., 53 

Stevens, Lizzie, 112 

Stevenson, Mary, 10 

Stewart, Samuel, 59 

Stockton, Thomas V., 96 

Strong, Emmet J., 102 
Swinnerton, Rev. Henry U., 42 

Taylor. Lester, 75 

Ten Eyck, Maria, 3 

Thacher, Rev. Washington, '>! 

Thayer, Harriet, 79 

Thomas, Mary H., 81 

Tryon, Sarah, 9 

Tyms, Catharine, 32 

Underhil], Edwin S., 28 

Van Mater, Hulda H., 6 
Van Vranken, Rev. Samuel A., 12 

Veeder, Susanna, 4 

Vinhagen, Maria, 2 

Wakefield, Julia W., 78 

Ward, Elizabeth, 9 

WTieeler, Mary A., 108 

White, Dr. Joseph, 36 

Wilcox, Lucy. 50 

Wilder, Col. Eli. 73 

" Phebe, 74 

Wilson, Josephine, 46 

" William M., 61 

Yates, Dr. Nathaniel F., 49 


1. The first ancestor of the family of Roseboom in this country 
was " Henderiok Roosenbuom," as it appears in the inaccurate 
spelling of the earliest document where it is found, or "Henderyck 
Yannsen Rooseboom," as it stands, "with his own hand set," at 
the foot of the same writing. He appears to have come from Hol- 
land about the year 1655. Although this date, as well as the dates 
of his birth and marriage, is wanting, the extant records concerning 
him are remarkably full and circumstantial. He died in 1703, "an 
old man ; " he could scarcely have been less than thirty years of age 
when he first becomes known to us as an active man upon the scene 
of affairs, in positions of trust, and possessed of substantial means, 
in 1662. He may have been born about 1630, and not improbably 

The particular locality in the Netherlands from which he came is 
also unknown, but several indications point to the district East of the 
Zuider Zee. The Lansings, his wife's people, came from Hasselt, in 
Overyssell. Roosebooms now living at the Hague came from Dalen, 
in Drenthe, and the ancestors of others living at Arnhem* came 
from Elburg, in the same province of Gelderland. Finally, a letter 
of inquiry concerning family relationships was sent many years since 
to Abraham Roseboom, of Cherry Valley, by one of the name at 
Harderwyk, Gelderland. These places are but a few miles apart. 

* Gerrit Hendrick Rooseboom was a " Burgeraeester " of Elburg, Gelderland; whose son, 
Hendrick Ernsts Rooseboom, was " Ontvanger" (treasurer), and (born about 1769) died there in 
1853. Reije Rut (Rutgers) Geeris Jans Rooseboom, his son, was living at Arnhem in 1885. 
Willem Rooseboom, his son, resides at Baakerstraat, 52, that city. A number of the art treas- 
ures of Amsterdam and the Hague are by an admired lady artist, Margaret Rooseboom. 


mill from some one of them in all probability the pioneer set out for 
till' wilds of the ''Xieuwe Niederlanden." Whether his marriage 
took place in Holland or after he reached the new world ; whether 
any of his children were born in the old home, is uncertain. The 
Albany church records "are wanting, previous to 1684, from that 
date they are complete," so that we are deprived of any data which 
might have been derived from the records of the baptism of his chil- 
dren. But it seems most probable that, having emigrated with the 
family of his future wife, the Lansings, he married in Albany some 
3'ears subsequent to his arrival, and that the date of that event was 
about 1G60; for the eldest son, Johannes, went among the Indians 
in 1685, "to the Ottawas, back of Virginia," and was married Nov. 
18, 1688. He may be supposed to have been about twenty- five at 
the time. 

The patronymic middle-name, Yannsen, Jannsen, or Janse, in- 
dicates that Hendrick's father's name was Jan, or Johannes, i. e., 
John ; which is further supported by the circumstances that the eld- 
est son, — who from an almost invariable custom bore the name 
of the grandparent, — was also so named: and this is all that is 
known of his ancestry. 

The earliest mention of the family name is in the name of a ship 
so called, in a letter sent from Foort Nieuw Amstel, i. e., New 
Castle, Delaware, by J. Aldrich, dated Nov. 14, 1657, "To the 
Noble, Honorable, Worshipful, AVise, Very Prudent Mr. Petrus 
Stuyvesant, Director General of New Netherlands Residing at the 
Mahattans in Fort Amsterdam, by the Roseboom, which God may 
guide." This is found in Vol. XII of the Colonial Documents, p. 
202. And on p. 203, "The above is a copy of my last by the 
Roseboom, Reynier de Vries, Skipper, (shipmaster)." Other refer- 
ences to this sliip occur in the Holland Documents, pp. 456, 466, as 
follows: " J^aus Deo A° 1663, Amsterdam in New Netherland. 
(Powder account.) To extraordinary acct. of the Hon. Majores for 
following, .... also receiveel with ship Rooseboom, Pieter Ryersen 
A'an der Beer, skipper, 6 kegs containing 600 lbs. powder A 35 gl.* 

* The money of accounts of the Dutch was the gilder or florin and stuiver, 20 of the latter 
to cue of the former. There were the guilder sewaut and the guilder beaver; the latter of 
the value of about 40 cents, or three times that of the former. The guilder of accounts was 
commonly valued at one shilling, New "\'ork currency. The term pounds among the Hutch 
must not be considered as pounds sterling ; they were 20 New York shillings, and equalled $'2.50. 

THE R08EB00MS. 15 

per 100 weight with st. 5, 8 charges, according to invoice of tl:e 
24 March, 1663, 600 lbs." "Port duty, received for right of 
anchorage from the following ships — the Roosebooni, Pieter Ryen- 
son, skipper, 100." (Gunner's delivery book.) " 1664, August 
17, to 16 lbs. fired when the ship Roseboom sailed for Patria." 
AVhether this vessel was named for or owned by the subject of 
this sketch, or whether it was merely a sentimental name, "Rose- 
tree," like " Maj'flower," "Half moon," etc., will probably never 
be known ; but it is while she is making her voyages that de 
Heer Henderyck Jaunse appears among the dwellers on the upper 

Preserved among the Fort Orange Records of date 1660, May 
27, is the "petition of Jan Dircksen van Bremen, Albert James von 
Volekenburgh, et al., praying that Dutch as well as Indians brokers 
be employed to trade with the Indians," and among the names ap- 
pended is " Henderick Roseboom." The other party were for pro- 
hibiting all Europeans, " Christians," from treading the forest paths, 
thus excluding civilization. The first date after this is Sept. 13, 
1662, when he purchased a house and lot "in the village of Bever- 
wyck, on the hill," and from this time on his name is found in num- 
erous authentic documents in the annals of Albany. The property 
mentioned was of historical interest, having been patented to Pieter 
Bronck. "As it stands with all that is fast by earth and nailed, 
and a? great as the patent thereof mentions," it was conveyed by 
Reyndert Pieterse (Bronck?) and Jacob Herick (Gerick), "for the 
sum of 550 guilders, payable in good merchantable beavers, at eight 
guilders apiece, in two installments, in July '63 and '64," the two 
"sellers" setting their "marks," but Rooseboom writing hi^ name 
with his own hand. November 16, of that year, he is surety with 
J. J. Schermerhooren for Jurriaen Janssen in the purchase of a house 
from the estate of Andries Herbertsen, for the benefit of the 

The exact situations of the ancient properties in Albany have 
been carefully ascertained and mapped, so that we can fix the pre- 
cise spot where this ancestor lived. It lay on the east side of Norlli 
Pearl street, northward of Maiden Lane. The palisades constitu- 
ting the northerly fortifications of the settlement passed through the 
middle of the land-plat, and the name of " Roseboom's gate" was 
o-iven to the exit which existed at that point, the "Burghers' block- 


house" l)oing adjacent. Mynheer Rooseboom was a "trader" by 
occupation, and as the Indians gathered particularly at this gate for 
barter, the spot was regarded as the most advantageous one for 
business purposes. In subsequent years as the place grew^ we find 
repeated descriptions of land conveyed "upon the hill without the 
gate by Rooseboom's." 

Less than a month later, October 5th, of the same year, he ap- 
pears l)efore tlie clerk and commissaries of Fort Orange and Bever- 
wyck with his sureties to take over from Jan Gerritse Xan Marcken 
the olHce of " Farmer (Pacht) of the Slaughter Excise," for the col- 
lection of revenue from the butchering of beasts of all kinds throughout 
the settlement, the oflice having been offered to the highest bidder, and 
his bid being 750 guilden. Every animal slaughtered was taxed one 
stuiver for each guilden of its worth, or if paid for in beaver-skins, 
(a very usual currency) 20 stuivers per beaver "in good seewant," 
i. e., wampum, (seawant). Mr. Roseboom held this office in sub- 
sequent years, paying 790 guilders at one time, and making his 
payments to the authorities quarterly. A similar " Wine and Beer 
Excise " was bid off at 2900 g. by other parties, but it was carefully 
specified in this case that the seewant be " well strung, 12 white and 
8 bla'ck to the stuiver." Perhaps the topers got tangled up and 
broke the strings of their wampum, and at times could not tell white 
from black ! 

The sobriety of character implied by this distinction suits well 
with Hendrick Rooseboom's appointment to the office of Voorlezer, 
or Public Reader, in the ancient Reformed Protestant church, a 
position which confirms the impression that he was a man of educa- 
tion and of character commanding respect. The first mention of 
this is some years after his appointment, in a petition of the Luther- 
ans of Willemstadt, dated 1674, for leave to bury their dead, remon- 
strating against employing the official of the Reformed church. It 
runs: "To the Rt. Honble Myn Heer Anthony Colve, Governr 
General of N. Netherland — Those of the Ausburgh confession 
represent with due respect, that your Petitioners are ordered in cases of 
burial of their dead to pay the Sexton (Aanspreecker ) of the Reformed 
Church, notwithstanding they employ their own Sexton. Itisalsowel 
known to all that Mr. Roosenboom hath addressed a petition on that 
subject to the Ilonble Heer General above named, to be favored 
therein; which petition had no result, but the Heer Laval being 


come up, said in full court, in date the 7tb Nov., 1672, he had au- 
thority as to Roosenboom's petition." Wherefore they argue, " Let 
the Dead bury their Dead ; for with what free conscience can j-our 
Precentor go and act for the Lutherans, for they have more cere- 
monies than the Reformed ? Whereupon at that time he had no more 
to say, and it was as welL Wherefore your Petitioners, for afore- 
said reasons, approach your Honour requesting most humbly that 
they may enjoy what they have been granted ; and as Your Petit- 
ioners, Brethren at N. Orange, enjoy the same, that they further 
may bury their dead without notifying Mr. Roosenboom, but employ 
their own Sexton and no one else. Whereupon they expect a favor- 
able answer. Your Honors affectionate Subjects, Bernhardus 
Anthony, V. D. M." 

The terms " sexton " and " precentor " here occurring are the 
English translations of the two Dutch words expressive of functions 
discharged by the Voorlezer in connection with his proper capacity 
as church reader, as is seen from later documents, although the 
titles are used indifferently and are much confused in the transla- 
tions, owing to the dift'erence of the customs prevailing among the 
English. Thus, "Mayor's court Nov. 19, 1695, Whereas Hend 
Roseboom, Voorlezer in ye church of ye Citty of Albany doth appear 
here & desyreth that consideration may be used that his sallery may 
be paid, being he stand in need of ye same." Again, in 1701, " Ye 
Petition of Hend. Roseboom y^ Church Reader," is laid before the 
Supervisors by " y^ Justices of y*^ Citty & County," and payment 
advised. The Voorlezer seems to have suffered as much from dila- 
tory payments as some servants of the church in later times. 
Funerals were affairs of the utmost pomp, and expense which the 
estates of the deceased could bear, the estimation in which they 
were held being gauged by the splendor of the occasion. The 
Aanspreecker, literally " inviter," the person sent round with 
invitations to a funeral, conducted the ceremonies as undertaker, 
a function which went with that of Leader of the responses in public 
worship, including the reading of sermons in the absence of a 
clergyman. On the other hand, the labor of grave digging was dis- 
charged by another person, as will appear further on. The Voor- 
lezer would usually be- the Voorzinger, or precentor, as well, and 
the former office seems gradually to have been replaced by the 


luttiT.* This office Mv. Roscboom held till liis doatli in 


In the course of j'ears changes have taken place. The English 
h:\vt" become masters of the colony, in 1664; the two hamlets of 
Ik'verwyck and Fort Orange have coalesced into " y^ Citty of 
Albany," chartered in 1686, and de Heer Kooseboom's name, under 
the influence of the English spelling, has lost one element of its first 
lonsi vowel, lieing now spelled Koseboom. He himself has grown to 
be the '^Senior" of a band who bear the family name, his four sons 
being now in or towards middle life and sharing the responsibilities 
and honors of the community and the church, while his two daughters 
are married and have families. Careful search of the records, where 
his and his sons' names appear frequently almost every year for 
years together, fails to discover mention of any other individual of 
the name, and the conclusion is sufficiently certain that all the 
Albany Roseboouis are descended from him.t 

The Stuart dynasty had been replaced by the Dutch AVilliam of 
Orange in 1688. The good Mary had died ; a growing disfavor 
against the foreigners had vented itself in the Commons by acts of 
jealousy towards the great stadholder king, culminating in 1698 with 
the dismissal of his trusty Dutch guards, " gentlemen who had lost 

* " In July 1802, Mr. William Groesbeeck, who had bcon clerk of the church for a groat 
numlier of years, died, and the desk he had occupied was hung in mourning. He was succeeded 
by his sons, Cornelius and David, who were the iast of the Voorzingers." — Annals of Albany, 
Vol. 1, p. 120. 

t Many distinct lines point to this conclusion. Although Ilendrlck's name appears in 1660^ 
'(>'2, '6:i, 'fU, 'ti5, '66, '73, '74, '77, a period of 17 years, yet the name of no other Roseboom can be 
found duriiia that tiir.c. Secondly, the very earliest mention of others beside himself is when, 
in His:;, Dominie Dellius, at the end of the year, made remembrance of the church members. 
His list includes eight Rosebooms, as follows: Hendrick, who is number 36, and Gysbertje 
Koseboom [dau. of Lansing], his wife, 37. Then cores Johannes, 130; Margaret 131; Maria 
Sanders [now Roseboom], 390; Geiritje Costers [now Roseboom], 391; Hendrick, Jr., 420; 
Lysbeth, 4(V). These are all identified as members of the one family, and their wives. Tryntje 
Uutger is number 90, and after her name is written "now Rosebom," evidently inserted when 
Hhe, later married Hendrick. Thirdly, a list of Heads of Families in Alljany, June 1097, gives 
the following, who are none other than the same family, and mentions none besides. 

X'tniex. Men. Women. Ckildren. 

Hendrick Roseboom 111 

Johannes " 113 

Hendrick - 1 12 

Gerrit " 1 1 3 

Myndert " 10 

Again, a collection of the dates of the baptism of Hendrick's grandchildren, with the names 
of their sponsors, established the same, the rigidity of the old Dutch customs in such matters 
lending serviceable aid to the inquiry. 


evervthino- but their swords " for England's good. Perhaps this 
feeling of antipathy to Netherlanders accounts for the requirement 
of an "-Oath of Allegiance to the King" from the residents of 
Albany, Jan. 4, 1699. Among the subscribers to this oath are the 
live names of Henderick Roseboom and his sons, Johannes, Gerrit, 
Henderick and Myndert. Again no others of the name appear. 

A glimpse of household life is afforded by a Public Sale, in the 
clerkship of Joh. Provoost, of the possessions of one Janse Kroon, 
giving the names of the purchasers and the articles and prices i)aid, 
in florins (guilders). While Philip Pieterse Schuyler (the first 
]Mayor) carries off a "great tin pail," Henderick, our ancestor, gets 
a "copper stewpan," for which he pays f. 15.15; f. 3.00 for an 
" iron chaffing dish :" f. 4.05 for " an iron pot hanger ;" and f . 2.00 
for "a hort (boaixl?) almanac," (i. e., to hang on the wall), be- 
sides some " little earthern platters " and " /<e?e (?) and an old pillow- 
bier "( perhaps a kind of lounge?). A touch of loye for art and 
decoration is seen in the purchase of "pictures " in two lots of three 
each, besides "two little pictures," at f. 2.00, 1.15. and 5.00. 
What would not his descendants give to know what these pictures 
were ? 

The end of all things earthly came to the old man at last. On 
Sept. 15, 1702, he as "Sexton of this Citty appear in Common 
Council and desyres they will be pleased to confirm him in said 
office." This w^as granted, but the next mention of him is after his 
death, which occurred Nov. 4, 1703. His successor is after his 
office and its avails : "Dec. 13, 1703. Anthony Bratt, by his peti- 
tion of ye Commonality, humbly prays, since Mr. Hendrik Rose- 
boom, late Sexton of this Citty, deceased, that they will be pleased 
to appoint him to attend and doe ye services of ye said office of 
Sexton in such Manner as ye same lately did appertain unto ye said 
Roseboom and to grant him ye like Perquisites thereof. The Com- 
monality, takeing ye said Petition into consideration, have granted 
ye said office of Sexton of ye Citty together with j-e Perquisites 
thereof unto ye said Bratt, in such Manner as ye same was given 
and granted unto ye said Roseboom always provided that John Rat- 
cliff e shall yet continue in ye service of that ofl^ce and receive such 
perquisites thereof for digging of graves as he did in ye time and 
being of ye sd Mr. Rosebooui, deceased." 

He married. 1st, probably in Albany, about 16(30. 


Lansinm;, (1:ui. of Gcrrit Frederick Lansing. She was born in the 
town of Hasselt, in the Province of Overyssell, Holland. 

He iiKiiricd, 2nd, Dec. 5, 1G95, Tryntje Janse Jacohsen,* dan. 
of Johannes \'an Breestede, and widow of Rntger .Tacobsen. This 
marriage is thns recorded in the church records: ''Hendrick Rose- 
boom, de oiide weduwenaar van Gysbertje Lansing, en Trjnitje .Janse, 
wednwc van Knt Jacobse." Which is to say. " Henderick Roseboom, 
the aged widower of Gysbertje Lansing and Tryntje Janse, widow 
of Rntger Jacobsen." In the enlightened mnnicipal system which 
prevailed among the Netherlanders the birth of infants was super- 
vised by persons properl}' authorized, and Vrouw Jacobsen held this 
trust in the days of her widowhood by license from the authorities. 
In 1701 this good wife is recorded as "on a jury," upon what in- 
quest is not said ; it may have been as a witness. She died in 1711. 

It is diflicult to place the children of Hendrick Janse Roseboom 
in the order of their birth owing to the meager records of those early 
days. From the most reliable sources at command we conclude 
that Johannes was the eldest, but as Elizabeth is not mentioned 
except in the list of early church members, we are in doubt where 
to place her in the list of children, but there is little doubt that 
Myndert was the youngest. It is probable that they were born in 
nearly the following order. A more complete record of their mar- 
riages and their children will be found in the appendix. 

Children: — hy the first marriage. 

1. Jnhunnex, m. Nov. 18, 1088, Gerritje Coster. (a) 

2. Margarifa, m. Nov. 15, 1685, Pieter Thomase Miugael. (b) 

3. Gerrit, in. Nov. 24, 1689, Maria Sanders. (c h) 

4. Henilnd-, in. Nov. 1, 1694, Debora Staats. (d) 

5. EUzahcih, \\\. Jan. 13, 1G92, Willem Jacobse Van Deusen. (e) 

6. Myndert, m. Maria Vinhagen. (2) 

* Tryntje -Taiisc Van 15reestcdc' marriod, 1st. June Z, 1616. Rutger Jacobsen Van Schoen- 
dcrwoert, ollKTwisc kncnvii a!< Hntger Jacobsen and Uut Van Woert, who died in 166.5. 


1. Margaret, b. 1647: m. -Jan. 2, 1667, Jan Janse Bleecker; d. 1733. 

2. Etigeltje, bap. Apr. 10, 1650 : ni. Melgoit Abrahamse Van Ducsen : bur. July 11, 1728. 

3. Jfariinni. 

This llanncn was i)rol)ably born iu Boverwyclj soon after his father moved there. He had 
two sons Anthony and Harmon who settled in New York, one of whom was prol)ably the 
ancestor of Cornelia Rutgers Livingston who married Henry Roseboom. 


Capt, JoHAxxES RosEBOOM, son of Heuclrick J. Roseboom and 
Gysbertje Lansing, (1), was probably born in Albany, about 1661. 
His parents had two daughters and four sons, of whom the youngest, 
Myndert. is the ancestor of those descendants to whom this account 
particularly relates. The dates of their birth and baptism being 
lost, we are left to infer from Dominie Dellius's list of church mem- 
bers, that if they were received as communicants in the or<ler of 
their seniority, Johannes would be the eldest child, and the others 
succeed thus : — Margaretta, Hendrick, Elizabeth, Gerrit, Myndert. 
The two youngest, however, were received at dates subsequent to that 
list, as was also Deborah Staats, who became the wife of the 
younger Hendrick. Their marriages, all but Myndert's, are re- 
corded, following a different order, naturally ; and the births or 
baptisms of most of their children, together with the sponsors, who 
were all but invariably near relatives, are also on record, (f ) From 
these data a somewhat complete statistical history can be made out, 
and abundant I'eferences exist to show the civil standing and social 
position of the family. 

Capt. Johannes was a "trader," and previous to his marriage 
his life was adventurous. In the Colonial History, Vol. V, p. 76, 
we read of a distant expedition of which he was the head, *'In or 
about the year 1685 Col. Dongan, the governor of New York, sent 
one Roseboom, an inhabitant of Albany, with ten or twelve men, to 
invite the Ottawawas (a people on the back of Maryland, Virginia 
and Carolina) to come and trade at Albany." This general state- 
ment is more fully explained in Vol. III. where we find that '• Capt. 
Roseboom," on a second trip, which was evidently in the direction 
of what we now call Canada, made a number of these Indians 
prisoners, and that in restoring them the next year to their tribe by 
Dongan's orders, was himself captured by a French expedition. On 
p. 422 there is first a brief reference to the capture of the Indians : 

-August, 1687, Ottawa Indian prisoners sent home by Capt. 

Rosel)Oom last Fall." Then follows, p. 476, a letter from Gov. 
Dongan to a Capt. Palmer, in which the affair is described tluis : 
'■The King's subjects here, living plentifully, have not regarded the 
making discoveries into the country until late, being discouraged by 
me. One Roseboom had leave in the year 1685 to go with some 
young men as far as the Ottawawas and Twiswicks, where they 
were well received and wanted to come every year. . . . But a little 


after their beiiiti' out, attacked a castle of their's and took five or six 
hundred prisoners, and brouglit thein aw a j' to their own country; 
wliifh. when i heard of, I ordered delivered to Roseboom and to one 
Major ]\Ic(iregory, a Scot gentleman, who went with sixty of the 
young men of Albany and some Alliany Indians, (a beaver-trading 
to those further nations) as many of those prisoners as were willing 
to return home. The Governor of Canada hearing of their going 
that way, sent 200 French and 300 or 400 Indians to intercept 
them, and has taken them prisoners, taken their goods from them, 
and what further danger is not known." There are other references to 
the capture of Roseboom and McGregory by the French, and serious 
troubles grew out of Governor De Norville's sentencing to death 
one of Roseboom's troop. The French invaded the territory of the 
Iroquois in 1(584 and '87, but were repelled with loss, jealousy of 
the Indian trade and barter being the constant source of irritation. 

The family of the old Voorlezer were prominent among the up- 
holders of the church, his sons and sons-in-law sustaining office 
repeatedly. Ever since the English had had possession of the 
country the ancient Reformed Protestant body had existed by suf- 
ferance, without recognition as a "church." In petition to the 
King, George I, Aug. 10, 1720, by the church it is " set forth, 
that the inhabitants of Albany, descended of Dutch ancestors have 
from the first settlement of this province by Christians, hitherto 
held, used and enjoyed the free and undisturbed exercise of their 
religion and worship in the Dutch language, after the manner of 
the Reformed Protestant religion in Holland, according to the com- 
mon rules, institutions and church government of the national 
Synod of Dort, in Holland, A. D., 1616." In answer to which an 
Act of Incorporation is granted, and Johannes Roseboom and 
William Jacobse Van Deusen (husband of EUzabeth Roseboom) 
are named as two among the four elders ; and Myndert Roseboom, 
one among the four deacons, who with the minister were to make 
up the consistory " at the time of this our grant." Truly, they 
*' seemed to be pillars." 

In 16i)2 .lohannes was an assistant alderman, and in 1700 alder- 
man of the 2ud Ward, holding office several times. In 1700 he is 
serving at Fort Albany as Lieut, in Capt. Johannes Bleecker's 
company, and in«1715 " John Roseboom " (possibl}^ his son) is 
Captain of a company of foot, in which " Hendrick Roseboom," 


who limy be brother, son or nephew, is later appointed Lieuten- 

Capt. Johannes Roseboom was listed as "head of a family" 
with three children June, 1697; took the Oath of Allegiance next 
after his father, 16U9, and by 1706 has four more children. For 
the record of his family see appendix, a. He " was buried in the 
church," Jan. 25, 1745, aged about 84. 

2. Myxdert Roskijoom. the second in this line of ancestral 
names, was the youngest son of Hendrick Janse Roseboom and 
Gysbertje Lansing, (1), and was born in Albany. His wife's 
name is given as Maria Vinhagen. He is the only one of this line 
about whose identity a degree of uncertainty seemed to hang, till 
dispelled by close investigation. This was owing to the unusual 
lack of recorded church data for his birth or baptism and his mar- 
riage, to confusion as to his wife's identity, and to the fact that 
the oldest Family Record says nothing of his ancestory and does 
not give his wife's name, while recording both his and her death. 
It is therefore necessary to present the evidence by which the often- 
mentioned Myndert Roseboom, deacon, is identified with the Myn- 
dert to whom the ancestry traces in Hendrick (Myndertse) Rose- 
boom's Dutch Bible. 

A copy of this valued Family Record is preserved in the English 
Bible of John J. Roseboom. It is drawn up from the point of view 
of Myndert's son Hendrick, and in very brief terms, giving first 
the births of Hendrick and his brethren, then their and the parents' 
deaths, then the marriage and children of Hendrick. With the 
latter we are not now concerned. The always popular name of 
Maria (Mary) occasions pitfalls, as there are Marias before and 
after, and on both sides, and it is to be recognized in Maritje, also. 
The Record referred to is as follows : — 


1707, Sep. 15, was born Hendrick Roseboom, in Albany. 
1709, Sep. 23, was born Maria Roseboom, " " 

1711, Sep. 2, was born Margaret Roseboom, " 
1713, Sep. 1, was born Alida Rosel)oom, " . " 

171G, Jan. 11, was born John Roseboom, " " 


1722. Oct. 20, Myiulert ]{osel)ooni, thi'ii' fatlier, died. 
1722. Dec. H!. Maria Hoseboom died. 
1711. A|)r. i;, Margaret Hoseboom died. 

17('>0, Feb. 28, their motlier, the Widow of Myndert Roseboom, died. 
1770, July 20, Alida Van Scliaick died. 
1783, Apr. 11, ,Iohu Koseboom died. 

We have here, first, the Bible record of Myudert Roseboom's 
(loath, Oct. 20, 1722; in the Dutch church records of Burials (g ) 
is found, " 1722, Oct. 22, Myndert Koseboom was buried." This 
is evidently the same man, the interment coming two days later 
than the death. He had been received into the church as a com- 
municant, Apr. t), 1676, four years later than his brother Gerrit, 
and the last one of his generation. He was the youngest of the 
family, perhaps by several years, j^et he was old enough to take 
the Oath of Allegiance in 1699. If required to be 21 to do this his 
birth would be not later than 1678. He was sponsor at two bap- 
tisms in 1706, appearing in that capacity in his appropriate place 
as the last of the brothers. He held some-unimportant otKces ; in 
1702-O-5 he was constable of the second ward, high constable and 
juryman; a freeholder in 1720, and was one of the deacons named 
in the Act of Incorporation of the church that year, and was again 
mentioned as deacon the next year. 

Marrying about 1706, the year when he was twice recorded as 
sponsor, his first child being recorded as baptised in 1707, why was 
not his marriage recorded, and who was his wife? The marriage 
may have taken place in some other town, of course. The printed 
authorities state that his wife was Maria Vinhagen, but where this 
information is obtained does not appear ; yet his wife's name was 
Maria, as follows from the evidence, for while the Bible record 
states, " 1760, P^eb. 28, their mother, the Widow of Myndert Rose- 
boom, died," not vouchsafing her name, and the church record does 
not give her burial, yet the two daughters, ]Maria and Margaret, 
who died before her, are recorded in the church burials at corres- 
ponding dates as children of Maria Roseboom, the one record sup- 
plementing the other^ thus : 

Family 1{i:( oun. Church Bukiai.s. 

1722, Dee. IG, Maria Koseboom died. 1722, Dec. 18, Maria Koseboom's 

1741, Apr. G, Margaret Koseboom died. 1741, Apr. 9, Margaretje, dau. of 

Maria Koseboom. 


--Thus the widow Maria was called to bury her husband in Octo- 
ber, and her daughter Maria at the age of 13, in December of the 
same year. Nineteen years later the second daughter followed, at 
the age of 29, but she is said by the authorities to have married 
Robert Lansing, although no intimation of this is given in the Bible 
record. The third daughter, Alida, who married Van Schaick, who 
was afterwards Mayor in 1756-'61, is recorded as "Alida Van 
Schaick." Even if the brother, Hendrick, in his Bible record, made 
such an omission, it is highly unlikely that the church record would 
say " Margaretje, daughter of Maria Eoseboom." and not " Robert 
Lansing's wife." Therefore we reason that the Margaret whom 
Lansing married was one or other of two cousins of this Margaret, 
of the same name, Hendrick's Margaret, born five years earlier, or 
the daughter of Johannes, a year younger. The church burials give 
a Maria Eoseboom, interred July 10, 1741, which could be neither 
mother nor daughter, but a person apart. 

Myndert died somewhat early, after a rather uneventful life 
holding the modest position of the youngest of the family, Ilis 
sons, Hendrick and Johannes, or John, as the name began now 
to be spelled, the one named for Myndert's father, the other for his 
elder brother, brought up families and lived to ripe years ; the 
mother, Maria, evidently being gifted with ability to manage her 
affairs well, notwithstanding her repeated afflictions. The Vinhagen 
family was one that appears often in the early records. The Calen- 
dar of Wills gives "Jan Vinhagen, elder in the Reformed church, 
1684," but there is obscurity as to Maria's parentage. She may 
have been an unmentioned daughter of Jan Dirckse Vinhagen and 
his wife Maritje (Maria), and then would be a younger child with 
her mother's name, and born about 1688, or she may have lived 
somewhere out of Albany and been there married, which would 
account for much of the difficulty in the case. 


1. Hendrick Myndert, b. Sept. 15, 1707; m. Maria Ten Eyck. (3) 

2. Maria, b. Sep. 23, 170!); d. Dec. 16, 1722, ae. i;$. 

3. Margaret, b. Sep. 2,1711; d. Apr. 6,1741, ae. 2!). 

4 mda, b. Sep. 1,1713; m. Dec. 11, 1735, Sybraiit (1. Van 

Schaick : d. July 20, 1770, ae. 56. 
5. John, b. Jan. 11, 1716; d. Apr. 11, 1783, ae. 67. 


;'.. ]\rynhecr IIkxduick Myxdeutsk Rosehoom, son of Myndert 
Koseboom and Maria Vinhagen, (2), was born in Albany, N. Y., 
Sept. l'>. 1707. He and liis sons, all three of whom were oflicers 
ill tli(> Old French war, and in the Revolntion, were earnest, patri- 
otic nicu, actively engaged in bnsiness enterprise, and interested in 
the development of the country, both by extending trade on the 
frontier and in promoting settlement of the virgin lands. His social 
position was excellent, his sister, Alida, having married Sybrant G. 
^'an Schaick, the Mayor of the city, son of Gerrit Van Schaick, who 
was one of the patentees of the Cherry Valley grant of 8,000 acres 
at the head of the Susquehannah, the others being John Lindsey, 
Jacob Koseboom and Lendert Gansevoort, with whose family his 
grandaughter was to intermarry. 

Sympathizing with those who had suffered, like his own ances- 
tors, and as his children were to do again, from tyranny, when the 
band of Scotch-Irish pilgrim Puritans from Londonderry, N. II., in 
1740, were making their way to the wilds of Lindsey's Bush, it was 
on his sloop that passage was given them up the Hudson river, and 
from his "stoor" of merchandise that they were succoured with im- 
plements and supplies for their undertaking. He had a strong band 
of sons, only one of whom, John, however, married. Myndert, the 
eldest, kept up the mercantile establishment at Albany, exporting 
furs, and receiving from Holland and England consignments of 
merchandise, including silverware, in which the traffic of the family 
with the Indians appears to have largely consisted. It is known that 
silver or pewter medals, bearing the image of the Virgin, were distri- 
buted by the French traders and Jesuit priests, and are occasionally 
found in the debris of the Indian settlements along the Mohawk. 
When Matthew Campbell, of Cherry \'alley, returned as a boy from 
his captivity with the Indians, after the massacre of 1778, he was 
decorated with a small brooch set with a dozen flat diamonds, per- 
haps rifled from the body of some officer, and with two tiny ring 
buckles, half round, in silver, no doubt precisely such as are de- 
scribed in the dealings between Myndert Koseboom and his brother 
John, who established himself at Schenectady, in order to be in 
closer touch with the Indians of Niscayuna. 

An account book is preserved by the family, inscribed "Rates 
of the Powder House ; Hendrick Koseboom, 1775." From this relic 
it appears that from 1771 to 178() he held the important and neces- 


sarily tlangerous office of " Cruyt magassijn meester," i. e., master 
of the powder magazine, at Albany-, in trust for, "Die Committie," 
— the Committee of Public Safety. For some years the deposits of 
ammunition in his care were small, his own son, Myndert, being 
among the first, apparently, to utilize the magazine ; but as the 
great struggle of the war came on we find the old Dutch Magazijne- 
meester still in charge, and on one occasion loading up 25 wagons 
with no less than a hundred barrels, and delivering it into the hands 
of tlie military authorities, represented by Mr. Philip Van Rens- 
selaer. Lead, buck-shot, swan-shot and flints were part of the 
^' stoor" supplies. 

Nearly 70 years old at the opening of the war, Mr. Hendrick 
Posel)oom Avas unfit for service in the field, but he must have been 
still one of the efficient and trusted men of the community, to be 
continued in so vital a charge under such altered circumstances. 
The "rates," as appear from the first page of the gun powder book, 
were "4 shillings for every barrel, 3 shillings for every half barrel, 
"2 ditto for every quarter cask or lesser quantity." The following 
entries, written partly in Dutch by Mr. R. himself, and partly in a 
beautiful English hand, perhaps by his clerk, reveal the nature of 
the trust, and the names of some of the individuals concerned. 

1771, Nov. 22, Myndert Roseboom, Dr.; to storage of 1 Barrel & 19 half 
ditto. Gun Powder. 1773, Oct. 27, Miudert ontfaugen 5 Vatties van 100 lb. 
in stoor; i. e , Myndert (Roseboom, Dr.) received 5 kegs of 100 lbs. each, in 
store. 1773, Dec. 15, Aen* 5 Barrells Cruyt en Die Magessijn ontf angen ; i. 
e., ditto. 5 Barrels of Powder received in the Magazine. The record gives 
powder stored for well known names, as Gerrit Jacob Lansingh, Hendrick 
Wendell, Peter Dox, Dannel Canibel, Hermanns Ten Eyck, etc. 1773, Oct. 
27, Ontfangen Van Abraham Cuyler 10 Vatties van 50 per vat Cruyt in Die 
Magessijn gestort. 1775, Jan. 7, van Goesse van Schajeck entfangen in 
Magessijn 24 Cwartter (quarter) Vatties Cruyt. 1776, Aug. 8, 225 Powder, 
500 Flints Kilyan Van Renselaer. 1776, July 1, Powder in Store out of the 
other Side from the Committee 43 cask of 50 lb. each, etc., Delivard out of 
the Store of Commitee (l)y order to) Col. Lansing, Peter Van Ness, Dirk 
Jansen, Col. Van Renselaer, (Henry Kilyan), Anthony Van Bergen, Col. Van 
Den Bergh, Lt. S. J. Schyler etc., had dealings with the Magazine. 1777, 
June 10, 100 Barrells Loaded by order of Mr. Philip Van Renselaer 25 Wag- 
gons Each 4 Bar'l. This was out of the store of the Commitee. This large 

* " 

" Aen " seems to be a contraction for aenlyk, i. e., ditto. A vat or " valtie " was a cask; 
otir word vat comes from the same word. 


ri'iiuisitioii of i:iini)o\vck'r was doubtless destined for the operations which 
ended in tlie surrender of Ruriioyne. Oct. 17, 1777. in which Col. II. K. A'an 
Hensehier participated Cousiunmeuts of annuunition were also sent to 
Schenactady, Schohary, ami to the friendly Indians at Onida. 

lie died in Canajoharic, N. Y., Apr. 23, 1803, aged 95. (1) 
He married, Oct. 29, 1734, Maria Tkn P^yck, dau. of Barent 
'IVn Kvek and Neeltje Schermerhooren.. She was born in Albany, 
Apr. 2(;. 1708, and died there, May 9, 1790, aged 82. 


1. Myndert, h. June 2,1735; d. Apr. 10, 180G, ae. 70. 

2. Barent, h. Oct. 2!t, 173G ; d. Feb. l(j, 17!l(i, ae. 59. (ra) 

3. John, b. Oct. 23,173'.); m. Susannah Veeder. (4) 

4. XeeUie, b. Nov. 20, 1741 ; m. Mar. 14, 17(57, Jacol) C. Lansing ; d. May G, 

1770, ae. 28. 

5. Maria, b. June 13, 1746; d. Jan. 24, 1781, ae. 34. 

Col. Myndert Eoseboom, son of Hendrick M. Roseboom and 
Maria Ten Eyck, (3), was born in Albany, N. Y., June 2, 1735. 
Several interesting documents illustrate the military and patriotic 
record of this soldier of the French and Indian war, and of the 
Kevolution. In the Calender of New Y'ork Historical Manuscripts 
is the following " Warrant, Apr. 23, 1759, in favor of Capt. Myn- 
dert Roseboom, for £1,487, being the amount of bounty and enlist- 
ing money for 111 volunteers." An original Order Book* of the 
year 1759, kept by Capt. Roseboom, who on May 16 signs himself 
Major, indicates that he was Adjutant or assistant Adj't. of that 
division of Gen. Amherst's army which that year, under Col. Pride 
eaux, made an expedition against Fort Niagara, which it captured 
July 24-5. The book begins Apr. 13, with the troops at Albany, 
the orders being given by Col. Corsa, under Cols. " Pridieu," John- 
son, ( afterwards Sir William) and Bradstreet. Some of the regiments 
are, the 44th, L. Royals, late Forbeses, Inniskillings, Royal High- 
landers, Abercrombie's, Mui-y's, Pardee's, and four battalions of 
Royal Americans. Leaving Albany May 8, he is wdth the troops as 

*This Ijook was uhciI in 1705 for invoices of luinlware, and on Sept. 29th of that year for the 
rent-roll of " ye lands of Geo. Clark esq., to Y'e inhabitants of Cherry Valley," with numbers 
of the lots and amounts of rent, many of the names being familiar: —Edraiston, McConnell, 
Linn, Sam'l and Wm. Ferijuson, Jno. Wells, McColliim, Thomson, Dixon, Ramsey, Spencer, 
Tans, Dunlap, .lames Campbell, ShanUIand, Hopkins, and Loltridge. In 177.') accounts of church 
ininiey received and expended were entered in Dutch by persons not named. 


they inarch through the Mohawk Valley, the supplies being carried 
io whale-boats and bateaux on the river, and reaching Oswego on 
June 27, where the book closes. It contains the daily orders, 
paroles, countersigns, number of men, equipment of officers and 
men, accounts of courts martial, etc. 

In 1761 " Myndert Roseboom, Esquire," received from Hon'ble 
Cadwallader Golden, President of His Majestj^'s Council and Com- 
mander in Chief of the Province, his commission as Lieut. Colonel 
of Brewerton's regiment, of which he was placed in charge, (i). 
His service to the cause of the Revolution is shown by a volume of 
records eloquent of the distress caused by the war, inscribed 
'•Receipt Book; Albany, 12th, August, 1777. Commissioners, 
^Middle District, City and count}" of Albany. Signed, Myndert 
Roseboom, Thos. Baneker, (major), and George White." While 
the father was guarding and issuing ammunition for the war, the son 
was caring for the fugitive sufferers from the distresses of the times, 
gathered at Albany. The book is full of receipts for moneys paid 
to parties who furnished food and supplies to the " poor distressed 
people," and the "Refugees," extending from Sept. 16, 1777 to 
Apr. 2, 177<S, of which the following are samples: "Received, 
Albany, 16th Oct., 1777, from Col. Myndert Roseboom. the sum of 
thirty shillings for three head of cattle which I have slaughtered for 
the poor distressed people, Jno. Padgett." "Received, Albany, 
6th Oct., 1777, from Col. Roseboom, twenty-four pounds, six 
shillings, in full for six weight flour, 30-3 weight at thirty-four 
shillings for , John Depeyster. D. P. Ten Eycke." "Received, 
Albany, loth Feb., 1778, from Col. Roseboom, the sum of sixteen 
pounds in full for one ox for the use of the poor. Phi'p Schuyler." 
"Received, Albany, 2nd Feb., 1778, from Col. Roseboom, the 
sum of sixty pounds for 3,000 weight of flour. Hendrick Rose- 

Col. Roseboom was a merchant extensively engaged at Albany, 
both before and after the war, apparently continuing his father's 
business, and in correspondence with his brother John, at Schenec- 
tady ; his brother, Barent, being also established at Albany in the fur 
trade. Letters are preserved from a mercantile correspondent in 
London, a fur dealer, one of which, treating of some transactions 
with the brothers at Albany, dated in Sept., 1775, just before the 
war, ends as follows : " I feel very sensibly for the distressed situ- 


ation of America, as well as for many individuals in this country^ 
and wish for nothing so much as to see a reconciliation take place, 
but sorr}' I am to say, that there is not the smallest appearance of 
it. Amos Ilayton." This regret at the needless conflict continued 
to its close, and points to a feeling among better-thinking people in 
the mother-country of which history takes little account ; as witness 
another of these business epistles, dated at the close of the war, in 
1781:, which reveals how men were writhing with the utter demoral- 
ization of business in which they neither could pay their creditors 
nor dare give credit, and ending with these strong words : "You 
may believe me when I assure you that I rejoice as sincerely as you 
can do at an end being put to the war with America, as I ever thought 
it both impolitick and unjust, and God knows 1 have suffered enough 
by it in being kept out of many sums of Money which has been 
owing me for several years past, but which I hope I may now soon 
receive or at least some part of them. I remain, &c., Amos Hay- 

This debtor could not pay, like others, who either defaulted or 
paid in worthless Continental notes, and Col. Roseboom bent to the 
storm and assigned his large affairs to his brother John and nephew 

A copy of a deed (j) from Col. John Harper to Col. John 
Myndert Roseboom, dated Feb. 1, 1775, conveying lot No. Two of 
the Beaver Dam farm, is in possession of the family, and also one 
(k) conveying lot No. One, of the same farm to John Roseboom, 
brother of Myndert, dated Mar. 12, 1795, each of 250 acres. 
Another deed, dated Sept. 10, 1803, conveys a tract of 150 acres, 
adjoining the above, to Barent Roseboom, son of John. The lands 
afterwards in possession of the family were much more extensive 
than these three deeds indicate, and the tradition that Col. Rose- 
boom" received a grant from the government for military services 
is borne out by the following paper entitled "Accounts Current," 
"Col. ^lyndert Roseboom, with Barent Roseboom & Brothers, 
dated Canajoharie, May 6, 1805." Among these accounts is found 
the following item: "Dec. 26, 1799, paid Col. Campbell for 
three years' board, seventy-four pounds, fifteen shillings." This 
item shows that Col. Roseboom was a resident of Cherry Valley for 
three years, sometime previous to Dec, 1799, and we may fairly 
infer that the tradition regarding Government grants is not without 


foundation. He also acted as agent for the lands of Lieut. Gover- 
nor George Clark. He died unmarried in Canajobarie, Apr. 10, 
1800, aged 70. 

4. Lieut. John Rosekoom, son of Henrick M. Eoseboom and 
Maria Ten Ej-ck, (3), was born in Albany, X. Y., Oct. 23, 1739. 
He was sometimes called John H., " Silversmith." He settled earl}' 
at Schenectady as a merchant; his house, purchased in 1764, being 
on the northeast corner at the crossing of the road to the Fort and 
that to Niscayuna, the deed of which is extant. His business ac- 
counts from 1772 to 1789 are also preserved, and indicate that his 
dealings, besides general merchandise, were largely in silver orna- 
ments which were bartered to those trading with the Indians, there- 
for being received furs and leather which were forwarded to his 
brother Myndert at Albany for shipment to London. One or two of 
the entries will illustrate the traffic: "Messrs. Abr. Van Epes & 
Jacob Van Epes ; 5 arm bands, 3 round moons, 4 pare rist bands, 
1 box, 50 pare Eare rings, 13 pare large, 100 broaches, oO Doo. 
small — £21, 18, 0." In Apr., 1773, Gereet Teller & Will'm Groes- 
beck purchase such jewelry, — ^ " eare wheels, large crosses, half- 
moons, hare plaits," (perhaps like what the Dutch peasant-girls 
wear), "and 1 thousand gun-ttints, to the amount of £115, 9, 0." 
"Myndert Roseboom in Albany" is debited, Nov., 1774, with an 
invoice amounting to £210, 17, 2, enumerating " 1368 lbs. of read 
Lether at 2s. 9d. per lb., 33 of parchment, 16 Otters, 1 Fisher, 14 
Mush Ratts, 13 gray Skins, 9 Bare skins, 5 Beaver, etc." Apr. 14. 
1786, John pays a bill "To Doc't Will'm Adams, for attending in 
my famih^ as Docktor, £9, 10." 

Mr. Roseboom was a member of the Committee of Safety and a 
Lieutenant in the army of the Revolution. On Maj' 6, 1775, on the 
approach of the war, the freeholders and inhabitants of Schenectady 
at a meeting unanimously chose ten persons, of whom he was one, 
"to be a Committee of correspondence, safety and protection for 
the township," two of the others being James Wilson and Hugh 
Mitchell. These two men had retired from Cherry Valley before 
the oncoming of trouble, to Schenectady, the latter afterwards 
returning there to become the centre, of one of the most harrowing 
episodes of the Massacre. His family were ruthlessly slain before 


his eyes, he iudentifying the murderer in one of his Tory neighbors, 
named Newberry, whose hanging he subsequently procured. 
"NVilsou was surveyor-general of the county of Albany. 

The Archives of the iNIilitia and Roster of State troops, under 
date .lune 20, 1770, give John Koseboom as First Lieutenant of 
Capt. Oothout's, formerly Fonda's and "NVasson's, company, in the 
Second, Col. Abm. Wemple's, regiment. The minutes of the Com- 
mittee of Safety, June 2, 177'.), indicate that Lieut. Roseboom was 
as yet serving at home, as he is at that date named with three others 
as salt commissioners. The meetings of the Committee were held 
in the house of William AVhite, at Church and Front streets. Their 
extensive and multiform duties included the raising of troops, and 
mil the details of military matters, and also the decision as judges 
in eases of those charged with treasonable sentiments or with being 
unfriendly to the cause of the colonies, or who had in any way been 
proved to have acted as allies of England. We can understand how 
ready these men were to avenge the blood of the family of one of 
their own number. 

^^'hile a resident of Schenectady Mr. Roseboom went to Detroit, 
Mich., to trade with the Indians, making the first part of the journey 
in boats on the Mohawk river. Six weeks were consumed by this 
trip. Sometime previous to 1790 he moved from Schenectady and 
settled on the late Abram N. Van Alstine place, one mile east of 
Canajoharie Village. On this farm there was a private burial ground 
in which the following members of the family were interred : Hen- 
drick M. Roseboom and his sons Myndert, Barent and John ; Maria, 
dan. of John, his son Barent J,, with his wife Sarah, and infant dan., 
and a grandson Peter Gansevoort. These nine were afterwards, 
about 1850, moved to Prospect Hill cemetery, Canjoharie. More 
recently Mrs. Susannah Roseboom and her son Mjnidert were moved 
from Schenectady, and another son, Henry, from Albany, and placed 
beside the others. 

John Roseboom left at his death 2244 acres of land in Cherry 
Valley, embracing the Beaver Dam property, (j), which had previ- 
ously been owned by Col. John Harper, and on which was a saw 
mill where, according to the journal of Lieut. William McKinstry, 
the timber was cut for the "block-house at the Fort." Most of 
this land though sold came back to his sons. He had also 708 
acres in Oswego, 750 in the Sackindaga patent, as well as land in 


Canajoharie. and several pieces of property iu Albau}-, The latter 
included "two acres on Albany Hill," a house iu State street for 
years occupied by Killien Killiense Van Renselaer, and a " stoor" 
and lot in Market street. The transfer papers of his home iu Sche- 
nectady give his name as "John H.," the initial of Hendrick, his 
father's name, being inserted for better identification, as was custom- 
ary. Fo*- this property, so early as 1764, he paid £430 to Rich'd 
Collins, who the year previous had bought it of Thos. Nicksou for 
£619, 7, 7. He died in Canajoharie, Apr. 4, 1805, aged 65. 

He married, 31ay 19, 1763, Susannah Veeder, dau. of 3Iyndert 
Veeder and p:iizabeth Douw. She was born in Scenectady, Apr. 
18, 1744. She was descended from Simon Volkertse Veeder, " de 
bakker," born in 1624, settled in New Amsterdam in 1652, sold lot 
in 1654 for thirty beavers, moved to Beverwyck ; owned land on the 
Normanskill ; moved to Schnectady in 1662 ; owned a " bouwery " 
on the great tlat there, numbered 9, containing 24 morgens*, and a 
village lot on the north corner of State and Ferry streets. He was 
the first of the name in America, and had four sons who left families, 
and also three daughters. Johannes Simonse Veeder, of Albany, 
third son of the above, had land on the Normanskill below Albauy. 
He married, 1st, Nov. 19, 1697, Susanna, dau. of Myndert Wemple, 
who was the mother of Myndert Veeder and five others ; he married, 
2nd. June 3, 1718, Susanna "Wendell, of Albany, and had one child. 
Myndert Veeder, of Albany, bap. there, Apr. 30, 1707, son of the 
above, married, Dec. 19, 1733, Elizabeth Douw, dau. of Volkert 
Douw and Margareta Van Tricht, of Rensselaerwyck Manor. 

On her mother's side, the first ancestor in America was Capt. 
Volkert Janse Douw, from Frederickstadt, was in Beverwyck from 
1638 to 1686 ; his house lot was on the west corner of State street 
and Broadway. He was a trader and brewer, and dealt largely in 
real estate. He married, in New Amsterdam, Apr. 19, 1650, Dorotee 
Janse, from Breestede, Holland. (She was a sister of Rutger 
Jacobson's wife, and died Nov. 22, 1781.) Volkert Douw, of 
Manor Rensselaerwyck, son of the abave, married, Nov. 16, 1701, 
Margareta Van Tricht, who was buried Jan., 1752 ; he was buried 
Sept. 2, 1753. Elizabeth, their fourth child, bap. Oct. 24, 1711, 
married Myndert Veeder. 

* A morgen contained 9722 square yards, or a litttle more than two acres. 


After the death of lier husband, Susannah Roseboom remained 
with her sons until the death of Barent in ISO?, wlien she returned 
to .Seiienectady to pass the remaining days of life in her native place, 
where she died Jan. 2G, 1812, aged 67. 


1. Ifendnck, 1). Sept. 15, 17(;4; d. Apr. 21, 17110, ae. 25. 

•_'. Myndert, h. ,1 uly 2!», 17()G ; (I. Feb. 5, 1788, ae. 21. • 

;{. Elizabeth, I). Dec. 25, 17(J8 ; ni. Conrad Gansevoort. (11) 

4. Jiarenf, b. June 17, 1771 ; ni. Sarah Schernierhorn ; Catharine Tyms. 


5. John J., h. Oct. 23,1774; d. Mar. 15, 1829, ae. 54. 

(!. A/ira/ia/n, b. Aug. 10, 1777 ; m. Kuth Johnson. (33) 

7. Maria, b. Feb. 21,1783; d. Apr. 16, 17;!6, ae. 13. 

THE JOHNSONS. 1136776 

5. The first American settler of the Johnson famil}^ was Capt. 
John Johnson, who probably came from England in the fleet with 
John Wiuthrop, who arrived in Salem, Mass., June 22, 1630. He 
brought his wife and five children with him. He was most likely 
born prior to 1600, as his eldest son married in 1637. He settled 
in Roxbury, Mass., where he was chosen constable Oct. 19, 1630, 
and was made a freeman May 18, 1631. He was one of the founders 
of the church in July, 1632, of which Rev. John Eliot was the first 
pastor, and was one of the embryo parliament of that year. He 
was a deputy at the first general court in 1634 and for fifteen 3'ears 
afterwards, and became a member of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company in 1638, was clerk of that company for three 
years, and surveyor general of all the arms and amunition. 

AVhen Anne Hutchinson was taken into custody in 1637, the 
general court ordered that the arms of her Roxlniry adherents be 
delivered to "goodman" Johnson, the town of Roxbury being re- 
quired to take order foi- their custody and " if any charge arise to 
1)e defrayed by her husband." Capt. Johnson was a "very indus- 
trious and faithful man in his place," kept a tavern in Roxbury 
street where many public meetings were held, and was a man of 
great esteem and influence. On Feb. 6, 1645, this tavern with all 
the outbuildings was burned, with seventeen barrels of pow^ler and 
other amunition which were stored there, the explosion shaking 
the houses in Boston and Cambridge as with an earthquake. At 
this fire the first book of records of the town of Roxbury, and 

r>('» THE J0IIN80NS. 

the school charter were destroyed, the former was an irreparable 


"In answer to the petition of Barnabas Fawer's execntors & 
ouscers of his last will & testament, liberty is graunted for a devision 
of the estate which tlie sd testator left to liis wife & sonne Kliaznr, 
«fc that the howsc, prised at £180, shalbe estated on his sd son, & 
the otiier howse, prised at £40, shalbe estated on John Johnson, 
husband of Grace Fawer, the late wife of the foresd Barnabas & 
that the rest of the estate be equally devided so as to make the two 
whole pts equall between the mother & the son according to the 

"This Court, taking notice of the contynuall payues & faytbfull 
endevours of Mr. Joh Johnson in the place of the surveyor general], 
lookinge to the country amies & pcureinge many of the country 
del>ts, judge it meete he should have due recompence, & doe 
tlierefore order, that he shalbe allowed five poundes p annu, & to 
begin from the time of the Courte's last allowance to him for his 
paynes in that imployment," 

On ]\Iay (3, 1657, the court decreed that "Mr. John Johnson, 
having bin long serviceable in the place of surveyor gen'U, for which 
he hath never had any satisfaction, which this Court considering of, 
thinkes meet to graunt him 300 acors in any place wdiere he can find 
it, according to law." He died in Eoxbury, Sept. 30, 1659. 

The following is an extract from his will : 

"The last will & Testament of John Johnson of Roxbury, this 30th of 
the 7th, '59, having my perfect memory & understanding l\v the blessing of 
my inercyfull Father, whose reconciled face in Jesus Christ my soule waiteth 
to behould. I dispose of my- worldly goods & estate as followeth. My 
dwelling house & certaine lands I have allready given to my beloved wife 
during the terme of her natural life, according to a deed wh is extant wh 
deede my will is sliall be fulfilled, wherein also I have given her £(iO for her 
houseliould furniture, wh house & lands after my wives decease I give unto 
ray 5 children to be equally divided, my eldest sonne having a double portion 
therein, according to the word of God. * * * * j^igg j make my sonns 
Isaak Johnson & Robert Pepper my executors of this my last will & Testa- 
ment. >si I re(|uest my deare brethren Elder Heath, & Deakon Tarke, to be 
overseers, of this my will & Testament. & in token of my love I give ym 
each £10. If my children slioidd disagree in any thing, I doe order them to 
choose one man more, to these my overseers, & stand to theire determina- 


An iuventorie of ye goods and chattell of John Johnson Late of Roxbery 
Deceased : 

2 fether beads 2 bolsters 3 pilows 2 sheets wh (with) 3 blankets 
and A rugg with curtans and valents (valences) with a bed steed 10 
a tabl 6 Joyn stools and a carpet 

1 drincking glass 1 hoar (liour) glass 

3 hats & wearing aparell wth boots stockings bands caps hand- 


2 bibls 1 psalme booke and 8 books more 
121b of yarn 13 scains 

1 curtain rod 1 pair of pinsers 2 pair of sheers 
8 silver spoons 

He married, 1st, Margery, who died June 9, 1655, in Roxbury. 
(Nothing more regarding Iier can be ascertained.) 

He married, 2nd, Grace Fawer*, born Negus, and widow of 
Barnabas Fawer. She died after 1659. 

Children: by the first marriage. 

1. Isaac, m. Jan. 20, 1637, Elizabeth Porter. (6) 

2. Humphrey, m. Mar. 20, 1(j43, Ellen Cheney. 

3. Mary, m. Roger Mowry ; d. Jan., 1079; he d. Jan. .5, 


4. Elizabeth, m. Mar. 14, 1043, Robert Pepper ; d. Jan. 5, 1684; he d. July 

[7, 1684. 

5. .1 daughter. 

























6. Capt. Isaac Johnson, son of Capt. John and Margery John- 
son, (5), was born in England, and came to Massachusetts with his 
parents in 1630. He was admitted to be a freeman Mar, 4, 1635, 
and became a member of the Roxbury church. He joined the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1645, was lieutenant 
in 1666 and .its captain in 1667. He was ensign of the Roxbury 
company previous to 1653, and on June 13, of that year was elected 
captain. In 1671 he represented the town in the general court. 
"On July 6, 1675, a body of fifty-two Praying Indians, Rev. John 
Eliot's converts marched from Boston for Mount Hope under the 
intrepid Captain Isaac Johnson who afterwards certified that the 
most of them acquitted themselves courageously and faithfully." 

* Grace Negus married, 1st, Mar. 10, 1643, Barnabas Fawer, who came from Dorchester, 
England, in 1635, and died Dec. 13, 1654. 



'^ Beside the troop of Prentice, Capt. Isaac Johnson was ordered 
on .Inly 1."). 1G75, to march with soldiers listed under the order of 
INIajor Treatt, (Governor of Connecticnt), as also some others from 
IJoston, to relieve Mendon and Wrentham. Like all other train-band 
captains he was a man of distinguished social position." 

" The Indian War of 1G75-'7G— ' Philip's War,' as it is called,— 
was the severest ordeal through which New England was ever called 
ui)on to pass. The intrepid Capt. Isaac Johnson, of Koxbury, with 
five other captains, was killed while storming the Narragansett 
stronghold, when that fierce tribe was destroyed at the famous ' Fort 
Fight,' Dec. 19, 1675. The onl}^ entrance to the fort was over a 
felled tree, bridging the swamp, over which but one man could pass 
at a time, and this narrow pathway was protected by a blockhouse. 
The brave Roxbur}^ captain was shot dead on this bridge, over which 
he was leading his men." 

Following is his will : 

The Last Will & testamt of Isaac Johnson of Koxbury this 8 of 
March 1673 I haveing my perfect memory & understanding first I committ 
my Soiile to God in Jesus Christ. Secondly I committ my body to my beloved 
wife Oc children to be decently buried. Thirdly I doe dispose of my worldly 
goods as followeth — my debts & funerall charges being discharged my will 
is that Elizabeth my beloved wife Shall have all my moveable goods except 
my apparrell at her owne dispose & the houseing & Land during the time of 
her Naturall life >!>: after her decase my will is the houseing & Land bee divi- 
ded l^etweene ray fower children my Sonne Isaac or his heires to have a 
double portion & Soe the portion of the rest to goe to theire heires that is in 
case my imediate Children any of them bee dead before they come to Injoy 
there portion. Also my will is that my Beloved wife l)ee Sole Executrixe of 
this my Last will >.<: I request my Brother Edwaixl Porter & Cozen John Weld 
to bee Overseerss of this my Last will my will is that all my weareing appar- 
ell be divided betweene my sonne Isaac & my Sonne Nathiuiiell my Sonne 
Isaac to have tw'o Shares or a double portion of my sd apparrell. Witness 
my hand this 28th of June One thousand Six hundred Seaventy five. Isaac 
.jolinson Senior. 

Mr. ,Jno Weld & Samuell Craft appeared before Symon Bradstreet Samuell 
Danforth ^^i ICdw Tyng Ksqrs tiiis 10th of febr 167(i made Oath that being 
well acfiuainted wth tlie Late Capt. Isaac Johnson & his hand writeing they 
■\errily lielieve ^^t Judge that the above sd whereto his name is Subscriljcd is 
all his owne hand wiiteing this thus deposed as Attests, flreegrace Bendall, 

Inventory, £579, 12s, (Id. House, out-houses, orchard gardens, etc., 120. 
8tA.. £30.5. 2 hoi'ses, 2 oxen, 4 cows, 4 young cattle, 7 swine, stack of bees, 


bridle, saddle, pillion, 3 bibles ; carpenter, mason & wheelwright tools ; and 
furnishings of a parlor, kitchen, pai'lor chamber, kitchen chamber, and 

He married, Jan. 20, 1637, Elizabeth Porter, of Roxbury, 
who died, Aug. 13, 1683. 


1. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1637; m. Dec. 20, 1658, Henry Bowen : d. Apr. 

20, 1701, ae. 63. 

2. John, b. Nov. 3,163!); d. Dec. 18, 1661, ae. 22. 

3. Mary, b. Apr. 21, 1()42 ; m. Dec. 17, 1663, William Bartholomew ; 

d. after 1697. 

4. Isaac, Jr., b. Nov. 7,1643; m. Mary Harris. (7) 
.5. Joseph, b. Nov. i), 1645; d. young. 

6. Xathaniel, b. May 1, 1647 ; m. Apr. 29, 1667, Mary Smith ; d. after lOi-T. 

7. Isaac Johnson, Jr., son of Capt. Isaac Johnson and Eliza- 
beth Porter, (6). was born in Roxbury, Mass., Nov. 7, 1643. He 
moved to Middletowai, Conn., where he was admitted to the church 
by letter from the church at Roxbury, Nov. 26, 1672. He died 
there, Feb. 23, 1720, aged 76. 

He married, Dec. 26, 1G69, Mary Harris, dau. of Daniel Harris 
and Mary Weld. She was born in Rowley, Mass., Feb. 2, 1651, 
and died in Middletown, Aug. 1, 1740, aged 89. 


1. Isaac, b. Dec. 19, 1670. 

2. Daniel, b. Oct. 8,1672; m. Abigail Leek. (8) 

3. John, b. Aug. 1,1674; d. Jan. 6, 1693, ae. 18. 

4. Joseph, b. Mar. 9, 1677. 

5. Xathaniel, b. Jan. 17, 1679. 

6. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 19, 1681. 

7. William, b. Mar. 14, 1683; d. Mar. 25, 1683. 

8. Mary, b. Jan. 18, 1687. 

9. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 29, 1692; d. Oct. 31, 1692. 

8. Daniel Johnson, son of Isaac Johnson, Jr., and IMary 
Harris, (7), was born in Middletown, Conn., Oct. 8, 1672, and died 
there, Jan. 28, 1758, aged 85. 

He married, Feb. 1]., 1707, Abigail Leek, who was born in 
1684, and died in Middletown, Oct. 12, 1757, aged 73. 




Ahiijail, )>. 

I».T. s. 1707. 


J>aniel, Jr.. li. 

■ liuH- 8, 1710: 

m. Elizal 


Mary, h. 

Mav 4. 1713. 


Caleb, b. 

.July 21, 1717. 

Elizabeth "Ward : Jane Richardson ; 
Edith Arnold; Sarah Tryon. («.)) 

0. Daniel Johnson, Jr., son of Daniel Johnson and Abigail 
Leek, (8), was born in IMiddletown, Conn., June 8, 1710. 

He married, 1st, Oct. 17, 1734, Elizabeth Ward, dau. of 
George Hubbard and Mehitable INIiller, and widow of John AVard. 
She Avas baptized in Middletown, Apr. 22, 1711, and died there, 
July 28, 174G, aged 35. 

He married, 2nd, Jan. 13, 1747, Jane Richardson, who died in 
Middletown, Jan. 24, 1754, aged 36. 

He married, 3rd, Nov. 14, 1754, Edith Arnold, dau. of John 
Arnold and Edith Markham. She was baptized in Middletown, Nov. 
8, 1713, and died there, Sept. 4, 1755, aged 41. 

He married, 4th, Dee. 15, 1755, Sarah Tryon, dau. of Richard 
Goodrich and Hannah Bulckley, and widow of William Tryon. She 
was born in Middletown, July 6, 1715. 

Children : — by the first marriage. 

I. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 28, 1735. 

•1. Darnel, h. Oct. 8,1737; d. Mar. 24, 1740, ae. 2. 

3. Daniel, b. Jan. 9, 1741. 

4. Seth, b. Sept. 6, 1743. 

5. Jesse, b. Nov. 7,1745; m. Mary Stevenson ; Abigail Goodwin. (10) 

Children : — by the second marriage. 
(!. Lucretia, b. Sept. 12, 1748. 
7. Jane, b. Nov. 12, 174!). 

s. Abigail, b. Dec. 2,1751; m. May 30, 1771, Eliphlet Hubbard, 

it. A daughter, b. Jan. <i, 1753 : d. Jan. 10, 1753. 

Child: — by the third marriage. 
10. A daughter, b. and d. Awis.. Ill, 1755. 

Children: — by the fourth marriage. 

II. BulcMey, b. Feb. 24. 1758. \ 

12. Edith, h. Feb. 24, 1758. j Twins. 

10. Jesse Johnson, son of Daniel Johnson, Jr., and Elizabeth 
Ward, (9), was born in Middletown, Conn., Nov. 7, 1745. He 
was a farmer, and the curing of beef for use at sea was also an ini- 


portant adjunct in his business life. He lived at Middletown and 
Chatham until 1804, when he considered it best to remove his two 
young sons from the temptation of following the sea, that had taken 
his eldest son so suddenly five years before, and which had proved 
fatal to so many of the young men of that locality. Through the 
iuduence and assistance of a fellow-townsman, Joseph White, M.D., 
who left Chatham on the completion of his medical course and in 
1787 settled in Cherry Valley, N. Y., Mr, Johnson purchased a farm 
one and one-half miles south of that village, and built a house on it 
in the summer of 1804, and in November moved his family with all 
their worldly goods in wagons. He was elected elder of the Pres- 
byterian church in 1814 and held that office during the remainder of 
his life. He was a consistant christian and a benevolent man. He 
died at his home, Apr. 30, 1832, aged 86. 

He married, 1st, Feb. 27, 1769, Mary Stevensox, dau. of John 
Stevenson and Susanna Savage. She was born in Middletown, 
INIar. 14, 1747, and died in the town of Cherry Valley, Nov. 23, 
1809, aged 62. 

He married, 2nd, Mar., 1812, Abigail Goodwin,* born Butler, 
widow of Samuel Goodwin, Jr. She was born Oct., 1751. After 
Mr. Johnson's death she returned to Madison, N. Y., and lived with 
her son, Samuel Goodwin, Jr., where she died Oct. 31, 1834, aged 

.Children ; — by the first marriage. 

1. Robert, b. Aug. !), 1769; m. Lucy Wilcox. (")0> 

2. Jesse, b. July 12, 1771 ; d. Oct. 11, 1775, ae. 4. 

3. Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1773; m. Samuel Stewart, Jr. (59) 

4. Mary, b. May 17,1775; m. Col. Eli Wilder. (73) 

5. Jesse, b. Apr. 9, 1777 ; d. Mar. 29, 1780, ae. nearly 3. 

6. Ruth, b. Mar. 14, 1779; m. Abraham Ro.seboom. (33) 

7. Lucy, b. May 3,1781; m. Dr. James Kennedy. (105) 

8. Sally Maria, b. Sept. 13, 1783; m. Dr. Ebenezer Johnson. (lOG) 

9. Erastus, b. Airf . 10, 1786 : m. Jerusha W. Holt. (115) 

10. Jesse, b. ]May 23, 1792 ; d. INIay 19, 1813, ae. nearly 21. 

* Abigail Butler married,, Jan. 18, 1781, Samuel Goodwin, .Jr., son of Samuel Goodwin 
and Laodamia Merrill. He was born in Hartford, Conn., Oct. 7, 1752, and died there, Apr. 6, 

1807, aged 51. 


Samuel, Jr., b. Dec. 8. 1781 ; m. Feb. 24, 1805, Abigail Olcott ; Oct. 8, 1846, Rebecca Forbes 
Bacon; d. May 22, 1852, ae. 70. 



1 1 . Elizabeth Roseboom, clau. of John Roseboom and Susanna 
Veeder, (4), was born in Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1768. Her 
early life was spent in Albanj^ but her father's family moved to 
Canajoharie previous to her marriage in 1791. " Many years before 
her deatli her husband removed to Schenectady and soon after to 
Albany, where she resided amid the scenes of her early associations, 
till not long before her decease. The last few years of her life 
were spent with her daughter, Mrs. Cooke, in Holmdel, N. J. Pos- 
sessed of a strong mind, unostentatious in her manners, firm and 
decided in her character, dignified in her deportment, and withal 
benevolent and kind, she endeared herself to a large circle of 
friends. She was for many years a member of the North Dutch 
Cliurch of Albany and her christian deportment was consistent and 
steady. A life that has been spread over so large space of time 
cannot depart without making us feel that we have been further re- 
moved than ever from the scenes of the past. We no longer hear 
the venerable matron of more than four-score describe the manners 
of those days of simplicity, nor hear an eye-witness relate the 
events of those interesting times. It was during those years of her 
life tliat the mind receives its most vivid impressions to which it 
reverts with most interest, that the stormy seasons of the American 
Revolution occurred. Her memory had treasured up many interest- 
ing incidents of those times." The writer remembers hearing her 
narrate an incident that occurred in her early days : Gen. Burgoyne 


had boasted that he would make elbow-room as he came down from 
Canada, and as he was brought to Albany after his surrender, a 
crazy fellow stepped in ahead of the procession and wagging his 
elbows, shouting " elbow-room, elbow-room for Burgoyne ! " She 
died in Holmdel, Jan. 11, 1850, aged 81. 

She married, Nov. 12, 1791, Conrad Gaxsevoort, son of Dr. 
Peter Gansevoort, and Garritje Ten Eyck. He was born in Albany, 
Mar. 28, 1761. He was a direct descendant of John Wessel Gan- 
sevoort (Wesselus Gansefortius) who was born in Gronigen, Hol- 
land, in 1419 and died in 1489. The latter was known as Wessel, 
and Avas also called "LuxMundi," — light of the world. He was 
an intimate friend of Tliomas a Kempis, as well as of Sixtus IV. 
Soon after the latter was made Pope in 1471, he asked Gansevoort 
what he could do for him, whereupon Wessel asked for a Greek and 
Hebrew Bible from the Vatican library. '' You shall have it," said 
the Pope, " but what a simpleton you are ! why did you not ask me 
for a bishopric?" "Because I do not want it," was the simple 
reply. His descendant, Harmen Harmense VanGansevoort, came 
to America and was a brewer in Beverwyck (Albany) in 16G0, and 
died July 23, 1710. His sou Leendert (Leonard) wlio was born in 
1681 and died in 1763 was the father of Dr. Peter Gansevoort, born 
in 1725, and died in 1809. 

Conrad Gansevoort, was a member of Isaac DeForrest's com- 
pany, in the regiment of Col. Jacob Lansing, Jr., first Albany 
county militia, raised in the city and commissioned Oct. 20, 1775, 
On Mar. 3, 1780, he was made ensign of the company, Garrit 
Groesbeck becoming captain in place of DeForrest, and on June 20 
he was made second lieutenant. After the close of the war he 
established himself in the mercantile business in the town of Min- 
den, Montgomery county, and erected a dwelling with a store in it 
on a knoll at the foot of Sand Hill. He was a man much respected, 
and after years of successful trading he retired from business and 
returned to Schenectady about 1812, and subsequently to Albany— 
probably about 1816. " The Reformed Dutch Church of Canajoharie 
was erected on Sand Hill in 1750, nearly a mile to the westward of 
Fort Plain. The merchant, Conrad Gansevoort, had the only 
cushioned pew in it." He died while on a visit in Bath, N. Y., 
Aug. 9, 1829, aged 68. 






1). Aug. 7,1702: d. July 25, 1794, ae. 2. 
Ij. Aug. (i, 1794; d. June 7, 1829, ae. 34. 
b. June 20, 1796; m. Rev. Samuel A. VanVranken. 

b. Aug. 27, 1798; m. Rebecca Irwin. (13) 

b. Dec. 25, 1800; d. May 29, 1831, ae. 30. 
b. Jan. 5,1803; m. Helen R. Lyon. (14) 

b. Mar. 19, 1805 ; m. Dr. Robert W. Cooke. (15) 

Catherine Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1810; m. Ambrose "W. Cooke ; John V. S. 

[Hazard. (16) 

I'eter Conrad, 
I'eier Conrad, 

Ma riu , 

John Jioseboom, 

12. Maria Gaxsevuokt dau. of Conrad Gausevoort and Eliza- 
beth Roseboom, (11), was born in Fort Plain, N. Y., June 20, 1796, 
and died in Freehold, N. J., June 1, 1831, aged nearly 35. 

She married, Oct. 13, 1817, Rev. Samuel Alexander Van 
Vranken, D. D.,* son of Nicholas VanVranken and Ruth Conistock. 
He was born in Fislikill, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1792. He was a Profes- 
sor in Rutgers College and Theological Seminary, in New Brunswick, 
N. J., where he died, Jan. 1, 1861, aged 68. 

1. Xicholas, b. 

2. Ganseroort, b. 

3. Elizabeth Gansevoorf, b. 

4. Maria Gansevoort, b. 
■5. John Mahon, b. 


1818 ; d. 

Dec. 2,1820; m. 

1822; d. 

1824 ; d. 

Feb. 18, 1827 ; d. 

Mar. 2, 1856, ae. 38. 
Mary C. Brinckerhoff. 
Nov. 5, 1839, ae. 17. 
Aug. 27, 1843, ae. 19. 
Apr. 13, 1829, ae. 2. 


13. JoHx Roseboom Gansevoort, son of Conrad Gansevoort 
and Elizabeth Roseboom, (11), was born in the town of Minden, 
N. v., Aug. 27, 1798. He was educated in Albany, left there in 
1817, and was one of the early pioneers settlers in Bath, N. Y. 
He was an extensive merchant and forwarder of produce, when the 

* Rev. S. A.\'an \'riinkuii married, 2ud, May 6, 1S3.5, Maria Swift, dau. of Henry Swift and 
Rebekah Warner. She was l)oru in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1814, and died there, June, 
2, 1841, aged 2G. 


1. J-'rances, 

2. Samuel Alexander. 

b. Jan. 28,18.36; m. May 23, 1860, Rev. John McCIellen Holmes; 

d. Oct, 30, 1874, ae. 38. 

b. Aug. o, 1840; d. Dec. 1. 1844, ae. 4. 
He married, 3rd, Dec. 18, 1851, Mary B. Boulden, dau. of Thomas Bond and Jane Maffett 
and widow of John Ford, and Nathan Boulden. She was born in New Castle, Del., Nov. 25, 



chief highway to the Atlantic was down the Susquehanna river. He 
was an active Mason and one of the cliarter members who re-estab- 
lished Steuben Lodge, No. 112, F. & A. M., in Bath, in 184G. He 
died there. May 19, 1856, aged 57. 

He married, Dec. 7, 1820, Rebecca Irwin, dau. of Jared Irwin 
and Lucretia Patterson. She was born in Dansville, N. Y-., Dec. 
2i», 1805, and died in Bath, May (3, 1887, aged 81. 







Peter Conrad, 

b. Oct. 28, 1821 ; m. Henry A. Ogden. (18) 

b. Nov. 10, 1823; m. Eliza Ogden. (19) 

b. Dec. 4,1825; d. May 31, 1856, as. 30; drowned at 

[Cincinnati, O. 
Susan Catherine, b. Apr. 23, 1828; d. July 1, 1832, ae. 4. 
Mary Lucretia, b. June 23, 1830; m. Edward Howell, Jr.; Hiram R. 

[ (20) 
fienry Martin, b. Apr. 14, 1832 ; d. Dec. 4, 1833, ae. 1. 
Robert Huhhard, b. Dec. 7,1834; d. Apr. 16, 1887, ae. 52. 
Helen Maria, b. Oct. 14, 1838; m. William W. Allen. (21) 

14. Dr. TenEyck Gansevoort, son of Conrad Gansevoort and 
Elizabeth Roseboom, (11), was born in the town of Minden, N. Y., 
Jan. 5, 1803. He graduated with distinction from Union college in 
18^2, and afterwards at the Medical college in Philadelphia. In 
1824 he settled in Bath, N. Y., and practiced with success. He 
subsequently engaged extensively in mercantile pursuits. Liberality 
and generosity were marked traits of this upright man, kind and 
benevolent neighbor, and devoted husband, father and friend. He 
died suddenly in Bath, Sept. 25, 1842, aged 39. 

He married, Oct. 14, 1828, Helen Reynette Lyon, dau. of 
INEoses Lyon and Elizabeth Arnett. She was born in Prattsburg, 
N. Y., Feb. 4, 1811, and died near Wilson, N. C, while returning 
from Florida, Apr. 21, 1880, aged 69. 


1. Catherine Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1,1833: m. Duncan S. Magee ; Benj. F. 

[Augel. (22) 
b. Jan. 6,1836; m. Cornelia M. Fenn. (23) 

b. May 19, 1839: m. John N. Hungerford. (24) 

b. Aug. 18, 1842; d. Oct. 8, 1867, ae. 25. 


Mary Woods, 


1."). SrsAN Gaxsevoort, dau. of Convad Gansevoort and Eliza- 
Iti'tli Kos(.'boom, (11), was born in Minden, X. Y., Mar. li), 180."). 
15v lior earnest life, steadfast faith and self-sacrilleing endeavor she 
endeared herself to all with whom she came in touch. She died in 
Ilolmdel, N. J., Xov. 21, 1H'.)4, aged 81). 

She married, Sept. 22, 1830, Dr. Kobert Woodruff Cooke, 
son of Dr. Ambrose Ellis Cooke and Sarah Pearsall Wheeler. He 
was l)orn in X'ewton, X. J., .lau. 21, 1797. He graduated at the 
College of Phj'sicians and Surgeons in X^ew York, and in 1820 
established himself in Holmdel, where he spent the remaining years 
of his life in untiring medical labor. Of his skill and success his 
numerous patrons bore witness in the extended practice they gave 
him during so many years. He died in Holmdel, Dec. 27, 1807, 

Dec. J6, 1831; d. Apr. 16, 1867, ae. 35. 
Feb. 3, 1833 ; in. ISIaria B. Cowdrey, (25) 

Nov. 23, 1834 ; is a farmer near Holmdel. 
Dec. 19, 18.37; m. Hulda H. Van Mater. (20) 

Mar. 5,1843; d. Apr. 26, 1844, ae 1. 

aged 70. 

1. Sarah Elizabeth, 


2. Hmrxj Gansevoort, 


3. Ambrose Wheeler, 


4. h'obert Woodruff, 


5. Conrad Gansevoort, 


16. Catiiekixe Elizabeth Gansevoort, dau. of Conrad Ganse- 
voort and P^lizabeth Koseboom, (11), was born in Minden, X. Y., 
June 18, 1810, and died in Xew York City, Apr. 5, 1884, aged 73. 

She married, 1st, in 1832, Ambrose Wheeler Cooke, son of Dr. 
Ambrose Ellis Cooke and Sarah Pearsall Wheeler. He was born in 
Bound Brook, X. J., Sept. 9, 1809, and died in Holmdel, X. J., 
May 9, 1833, aged 23, leaving no children. 

She married, 2nd, Sept. 20, 1837, John Van Schoonhoven 
Hazard, son of John Hazard and Anna Van Schoonhoven. He was 
born in Westport, (in a part then called Compo), Conn., Sept. 20, 
1802. In 1804 the family removed to Waterford, X. Y., and when 
of age he went to Albany and engaged in mercantile business. Dur- 
ing the visit of Gen. LaFayette to this country in 1824-5, Mr. Hazard 
formed one of a party of military officers who escorted him from the 
Capitol in Albany to the Massachusetts state line. In 1840 he 
returned to AVaterford, and remained there until about 1849,- when 
he went to X"ew York, and was with the firm of Myers & Co., and 
later with A. T. Stewart & Co. He retired from business in 1878, 


and moved to Brooklyn, in 1887, where he died, Feb. 26, 1893» 
aged 90. 

Children : — by the second marriage. 

1. Elizabeth Gansevoort, b. July 7,1838: m. Gerraril Allen. (27) 

2. Anna Van Schoonhoven, b. Dec. i>, 183!t; resides in Brooklyn. 

3. John Wendell, b. Oct. 26. 1841. 

4. Mary Allen, b. June 14. 1843: d. May 2, 1844. 

5. Catherine Gansevoort, b. May 4, 184(j ; d. Jan. 11, 1851, ae. 4. 

17. Gansevoort Van Vraxken, son of Rev. Samuel A. Van 
Vranken and Maria Gansevoort, (12), was born in Holmdel, X. J., 
Dec. 2, 1820. He was educated at the Albany Academy and then 
engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City until his illness 
prevented. He died in Hackensack, N. J., June 6, 1856, aged 35. 

He married. Mar. 4, 1852, Mary Cornelia Brinckerhoff.* dau. 
of Albert A. Brinckerhoff and Altia Hopper. She was born in 
Hackensack. Apr. 6, 1828. She resides in Elizabeth, N. J. 

Mary Gansevoort, b. Dec. 14, 1852. 

18. Elizabeth Gansevoort, dau. of John R. Gansevoort and 
Rebecca Irwin, (13) was born in Bath, X. Y., Oct. 28, 1821, and 
died there, Dec. 14, 1862, aged 41. 

She married, Aug., 20, 1844, Henry Austin Ogden, son of 
Henry Ogden and Julia Livingston Peck. He was born in Uua- 
dilla, X. Y., Aug. 17, 1813. He was merchant in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
but failing health compelled him to leave a prosperous business and 
seek a warmer climate. He spent some time at Key West, Fla., 
where he was suttler in the army. Disappointed, he returned north 
to spend his remaining days with friends and relatives in Bath. 
Thouoh he had much to attach him to life, he had lived long enough 

* Mrs. Van Vrauken married, ind, Jan. 2S, 1S83, Dr. Henry Rutgers Cannon, t;on of .James 

Spencer Cannon and Katharine Brevoort. He was born in the township of Franklin, N. J., 

May 20, 1821. 


1. Henry Brevoort, b. May 2, 1865. 

2. Bessie Duncan, b. Aug 31, 1867; m. Jan. 21, 1891, De Witt Clinton Jones, .Tr. 


to loarn its vanity, and so songht Him in whom death is disarmed of 
its tenors. Ho died in Bath, Ang. 30, 1853, aged 40. 


Henry Gansevoort, b. Aug. 5, 1852. 

1'.). Ja.mes trANSEVOOKf, son of John R. Gansevoort and Rebecca 
Irwin, (13), was born in Bath, N. Y,, Nov. 10, 1823. He was 
admitted an attorney in the N. Y. State Supreme Court at Albany-, 
in .Jan., 18-17, was U. S. Deputy Marshall of the Census in 1850, 
and Postmaster of Bath in 1852. Then he was engaged in the 
mercantile business until 1872, when he went to California and lives 
in Alameda. 

He married, Nov. 10, 1862, Eliza Ogdex,* dan. of Gustavus 
Loomis and Julia Mix, and widow of Edmund Augustus Ogden. 
She was born in New York City, May 8, 1818. 

20. Makv Lucretia Gansevoort, dau. of John R. Gansevoort 
and Rebecca Irwin, (13), was born in Bath, N. Y., June 23, 1830, 
and died there, June 24, 1895, aged 65. 

She married, 1st, Sept. 18, 1850, Edward Howell, Jr., son of 
Edward Howell, and Hannah Cruger. He was born in Bath, Feb. 
20, 1821. He studied law with his father, and was an attorney for 
the Erie railroad, and Secretary of the Buffalo, Corning and New 
York railroad when he died in Bath, Mar. 4, 1853, aged 32. 

* Eliza Loomis mavried, 1st, May 2S, 1835, Edmund Augustus Ogden, son of Heury Ogden 
and Julia Livingston Peck. He was born in C'atskill, N. Y., July 20, 1811, and died in Fort 
Kiley, Kan., Aug. 3, 1855, aged 44. 


1. Julia, b. 1838; d. 1840. 

■2. Henry Lnddinglnti, b. 1840; d. 1858. 

3. Edmund Auguatuii, b. 1842; d. 1868. ' 

4. Guslavux, li. i,s-t6: d. 1840. 

5. Eliza Kniihj, b. June 28,1848; lu. Feb. 15, 1870, Thomas Cumming Claik; 

d. June 20, 1876, ae. nearly 28. 

6. iKubellu, b. Aug. 28, 1850. 

7. Kate Fauntteroij, b. July 15, 1852; ni, June 18, 1879, Edwin Browue Booth. 

8. Edith Panton, li. July 19, 1854; d. June 13, 1890, ae. 35. 


She man-ied, 2ncl, Jan. 16, 1862, Hiram Ross Hess,* son of 
Conrad Hess and Elizabeth Heckman. He was born in Blooms- 
burgh, Penn., Oct. 30, 1809. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in 
Philadelphia, and in 1834 moved to Bath, where he continued busi- 
ness. In 1846 he was appointed Loan Commissioner of the county, 
and in 1871 was elected Justice of the Peace; and in 1875 was re- 
elected to the latter office and served with credit for eight years. 
He died in Bath, Apr. 23, 1883, aged 73. 

Children : — by the lirst marriage. 

1. Frances Minerva, b. Aug. 24, 1851 ; d. Dec. 7, 1851. 

2. Mary Edwardina, b. June 4,1853; resides in Bath. 

Capt. Robert Hubbard Gansevoort, son of John R. Gause- 
voort and Rebecca Irwin, (13), was born in Bath, N. Y., Dec. 7, 
1834. A student of medicine at Ann Arbor, Mich., when the war 
broke out he was made 2nd. Lieut, in Slocum's 1st. N. Y. Artillery, 
but when that batterv was consolidated he resigned and enlisted in 
tiie afterwards famous 107th, at Elmira. From 1st. Lieut, of Com- 
pau}' I, he was promoted Captain of Company G, "for bravery in 
the field and steady good conduct." Receiving their baptism of fire 
at Antietam, with his regiment he was present from that time till 
the war closed, at Chancellorville and Gettysburg, under Joe Hooker 
in the Atlanta campaign, and under Slocum from Atlanta to 
Savannah and from Savannah to the end. " And among those who 
upheld the honor of their regimental flag at all posts of duty, in 
camp and march, in siege and fight, Capt. Gansevoort was one of 
the foremost." 

After recruiting his broken health at home, he settled in Mil- 
ledgeville, Ga., but responding to a call for troops for Dakota, he 
proceeded to Fort Rice and served under Gen. Custer until 1874. 
He was hospital steward at Fort Rice, Fort Stephenson and Bismarck, 
when an injury by a fall from his horse compelled his resignation. 
For five years he held that position at the Soldiers' Home, at Bath, 

* H. R. Hess married, 1st, June 8, 1835, Martha Powell, who was born in Philadelphia, 
Penn., Oct. 20, 1816, and died in Bath, Mar. 8, 1852, aged 35. 


1. Mary Elizabeth, b. July 27, 18.36 ; d. Aug. 1856, ae. 20. 

2. George Powell, b. July 27, 1839; m. Ella Murray ; d. 

Z. 'Margaret Augusta, h. July 16, 1843; d. June 23, 1814, ae. nearly 1. 


and was then promoted Adjutant, wliieli lie lield until ill health 
rejjuired his resignation, Mar. 1. 

Of splendid military mien this born soldier b}' his long service 
did honor to his Kevolutionar}^ ancostory, and to his descent through 
vet earlier generations, from the heroes and martyrs in the hoi}- war 
waged by the Netherlanders against the cruelties of Spain, whose 
faith he shared. He died unmarried, in Bath, Apr. IG, 1887, aged 

21. IIklkn Maria Gaxsevoort, dan. of John K. Gansevoort 
and Rebecca Irwin, (13), was born in Bath, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1838. 

She married, Oct. 30, 1861, AVilliam AY. Allen, son of John 
Thomas Allen and Minerva Ferris. He was born in the town of 
Howard, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1835. He is a great grandson of AVilliam 
Allen, of New England, who was active as a soldier in establishing 
American Independence. He was educated in Haverling academy, 
Bath, and in 1852 entered the banking house of Alfred Purd}' 
Ferris, in that place, and was connected therewith until 1857, when 
the bank of Bath was organized of which he became teller. In 18G3 
It was made a National bank with Mr. Allen as cashier. 

For many years %e was treasurer of St. Thomas Church, of 
Haverling academy, and director and treasurer of the Urbana AVine 
Company. He was prominent in the creation of the Steuben Club, 
of Bath, a noted social organization of the county, and its first 
president, to which he was several times re-elected. He has always 
been active in politics but has never held public oflice. with the 
exception of commissioner of the U. S. Deposit Fund, for the 
county of Steuben, for fourteen years. 


1. Minerva FUzahef7i, b. Dec. 19, ISlG: m. Edwin S. Underbill. (28) 

2. Gansevoort Irwin, b. Dec. 1,1807; lives in Batb. 

3. Walter Roseboom, b. Jan. 4,1871; lives in Bath. 

22. Catiiekixe Elizabeth Gansevoort, dan. of Dr. TenEyck 
Gansevoort and Helen R. Lyon, (14), w^as born in Bath, N. A'., 
Aug. 1, 1833. She resides at Geneseo, N. Y. 

She married. 1st, May 30, 1852, Duncan Steuart Maijee, ^on 


of John Magee and Arabella Orr Steuart. He was born in Bath, 
Nov. 29, 1831. He was associated with his father in business, and 
in 1851 they became interested in the Blossburg and Corning Eail- 
road, and it was through their influence that the road was completed. 
He made his first purchase of coal lands in 1859, and opened the 
mines at Fall Brook, Penn., the same j^ear. He died in Wiesbaden, 
(Tcrmany, May 8, 1869, aged 37. 

She married, 2nd, Jan. 18, 1877, Benjamin Franklin An(;el,* 
son of Benjamin Angel and Abigail Stickney. He was born in 
Burlington, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1812. When a boy he went to Geneseo, 
and was educated at Temple Hill academy, studied law and was 
admitted to the Bar at the age of 19. In 1853 he was appointed 
Consul to Honolulu by President Pierce, and remained there about 
two years. He was then appointed Special Commissioner to China, 
to settle a dispute between some American merchants and the 
Chinese Government in regard to export duties. That successfully 
accomplished he returned home via East Indies, Egypt and Europe. 
During President Buchanan's administration he was appointed 
Minister to Norway and Sweden, ser^'ing there until he was retired 
in>2. He died in Geneseo, Sept. 11, 1894, aged 81. 

Chtldren : — by the first marriage. 

1. Arabella Steuart, b. Mar. 23. 1854 ; m. Alfred L. EdwarcLs. (29) 

2. Helen Ganseroort, b. Sept. 5,1855; m. Lewis Edwards. (30) 

23, Conrad Gaxsevoort, son of Dr. TenEyck Gansevoort and 
Helen R. Lyon, (14), was born in Bath, X. Y., Jan. 6, 1836. In 
1855 he went to Conneaut, Ohio, and engaged in mercantile 
ness until May 15, 1861, when he enlisted as private in the 2ud. 
Ohio Battery. He was soon promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieut., 
and then to that of 1st Lieut. The Battery was placed under the 
command of Gen. J. C. Fremont at St. Louis, Mo., Aug., 1861, and 
during the famous "hundred days' campaign" in Missouri and 

* B. F. Angel married, 1st, May 18, 1835, Julia Jones, dau. of Horatio Jones and Elizabeth 

Starr. She was born in the town of Geneseo, May 28, 1811, and died in New York City, Dec. ib, 

1S71, aged 60. 


1. Charles Henry, b. Apr. 10, 1837; m. June 5, 1867, Sarah Dennay Smith. 

2. Franklin William b. Dec. 2, 1840; m. Apr. 22, 186S, Marie Virarinie Dessaint. 

3. Jenny Jones, b. Oct. 29, 1844: m. Oct. 31, 1867, James Watson Gerard. 


Arkansas, he saw hard service with Gen. Fremont and his successor, 
(ien. Asboth. He fought under Gen. Sigel at the battle of Pea 
Ridge, Ark., the most important and decisive victory of Sigel's 
i-ampaign in the Southwest, on the fith., 7th. and 8th. of Mar., 
isc-i. On June 15, l.S()2, he was lionorably discharged on account 
of physical disabilities, and returned to Conneaut and engaged in 
banking for several years. Then he held a position with the Fall 
Brook Coal Company, in Tioga county, Penn., for four years, and 
since 1874 has lived in Bath. 

He married, Sept. 6, 1863, Cornelia Maria Fexn, dau. of 
Philip Curtiss Fenn and Mary Tryon. Siie was born in Medina, 
Ohio. Oct. 8, 1833, and died in Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1887, 
aged 54, leaving no children. She was interred in Bath. 

24. Makv Woods Gansevookt, dau. of Dr. TenEyck Ganse- 
■soort and Helen R. Lyon, (14), was born in Bath, N. Y., May 19, 
1839, and died in Corning, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1871, aged 32, leaving 
no children. 

She married, June 22, 1859. John Newton Hungerford,* son 
of Lot Hungerford and Celinda Smith. He was born in Vernon, 
N. Y., Dec. 31, 1825. He was reared on a farm in Oneida county, 
and in 1846 graduated at Hamilton college. For many years he was 
engaged in mercantile business and banking in Corning, and in 
1876 he was elected to the Forty-fifth Congress. Was a member 
of the Presbyterian church. He died in Corning, Apr. 2, 1883, 
aged 57. 


25. Dr. Hexkv Gansevookt Cooke, son of Dr. Robert W. 
Cooke and Susan Gansevoort, (15), was born in Holmdel, N. J., 
Feb. 3, 1833. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1853 with the 
degree of A. B., and received that of A. M. from the same institu- 
tion on 1856. He took his degree of M. D. in 1857 from the college 
of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He served as surgeon of 
the 29th New Jersey \'oluntcers with the "Army of the Potomac," 

* J. N. Hungerfunl mjiniod, 2ud, Oct. 18, 1881, Susan Medora Forrester, dau. of Daniel 
Aber and Siinan Marsh, and widow of George K. Forrester. She was born in Bath, N. Y., 
Sept. 13, 1836. 


and as a volunteer surgeon during the remainder of tlie war. He 
is a member of the District Medical Society of Monmouth county, 
of the State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. 
He practiced in Holmdel until the spring of 1897 when he moved to 
New Brunswick, N. J., where he continues his profession. 

He married, June 8, 1876, Maria Burritt Cowdrey, dan. of 
Peter Anderson Cowdrey and Maria Burritt. She was born in New 
York City, Jan. 6, 1844. 


1. Sara Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1877. 

2. Maria Cowdrey, b. Nov. 20, 1878. 
;i liohert Anderson, b. Aug. 17, 1880. 

4. Susan Gansevoort, b. Juue 4, 1882. 

5. Henry Gansevoort, b. Sept. 12, 1883: d. Dec. 15, 1884, ae. 1. 
<>. Edward Ambrose, b. Apr. 22, 1887. 

26. Robert Woodruff Cooke, son of Dr. Robert W. Cooke and 
Susan Gansevoort, (15), was born in Holmdel, N. J., Dec. 19, 1837. 
He was educated at Russell's military academy at New Haven, 
Conn. In the early part of his life he was a farmer, taking charge 
of the farm at the homestead. After his marriage he moved to his 
farm at Tinton Falls. He remained there until the fall of 1876, 
then went to Red Bank, N. J., and spent seven j^ears in mercantile 
business. A severe illness which caused partial loss of sight obliged 
him to retire from business, and in the fall of 1890 he moved to 
Philadelphia, Penn., where his two older sons are in business. 

He married, Sept. 16, 1868, Hilda Holmes Van Mater, dau. 
of Gilbert Holmes Van Mater and Sarah Hendrickson Holmes. She 
was born in Holmdel, Mar. 24, 1844. 


1. Robert Gansevoort, b. Sept. 20, 1869. 

2. Gilbert Van Mater, b. Nov. 10, 1871. 

3. Henry Gansevoort, b. Oct. 14, 1875. 

27. Elizabeth Gansevoort Hazard, dau. of John V. S. 
Hazard and Catharine E. Cooke, (16), was born in Albany, N. Y., 
July 7, 1838, and died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1893, aged 55, 

leaving no children. 

r»l I)K>« |\M\\ 1- ..r I.I.I/.AKKl II KOSKHOOM ( lANSEVOOIlT. 

Slu' iiiurru'd. Apr. :!, IsT'.l, (iii;i;\i;i> Ai.i.i.N, son of Leander 
Allrii :iiul KiniiiarniM ( li-iiMnl. He ^v:ls l.orii in X»'W York City, 
Der. s, l.s;>;'.. Mini was an accountant in a hank there for man}^ 
years. lie liv»'s in l>n>(tklvn. 

•js. .MiM.i;\ A l^i.izAiii.iii Ai.i.iN, (Ian. of William W. Allen and 
Helen .M. ( Jansevoort. (iM), was born in llutli, N. Y., Dec. lit, 

She nnirried, Oct. '.i, l-S-Sl, Ki>\vin Stkwaim rM>i.i;iiii.L, son of 
Anthony Lispeiiard I'ndei-iiill ami Clinrlotlc Louisa McBeath. He 
was liorii in I'.atli, Oct. 7, J.sC)!. lie attended Ilaverling academy 
in Hath, and tlien entered Yale eoUege in 1^77, Avhere he graduated 
in issi, receiving the degree of A. B. He is editor and publisher 
of the "Steuben Fanners' Advocate," the oldest paper in the 
county, and has served uianj' years as chairman of the Democratic 
county committee. "Was Democratic candidate for Presidential 
Elector in 1.S.S8. 

1. WiHiam Allen . li. Jan. 28, 1.S88. 

:;. Kdirin Stewart, .//•., b. Apr. 18, 1890. 

(iAN.sEV»>oi{T IinviN Ai.LEx, son of AYilliam AV. Allen and Helen 
.M. Oansevoort, (^21), was born in Bath, N. Y., Dec. 1, 18(57. He 
was educated in the Haverling academy in Bath, and at Cornell 
rniversity. At the latter institution he became a member of the 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternit}', and has since become identified wath 
that clnl> of New York City. Since 1«'.)U he has been enoasjed in 
mercantile pursuits and real estate in Steuben county. Is a mem- 
ber of Steuben Lodge, No. 112, F. & A. .Al., and lives in Bath. 

2:t. .VuAi-.i.i.i.A SiKiAWT MA(iKK, (hui. of Duucan S. Magee and 
Catharine F. (lansevoort, (22), was born in Corning, N. Y., Mar. 
2;5, IHiii. 

She married. May 12, 1874, Alfked Lewis Edwards, son of 
Alfred Edwards and Soi)hia ALitilda Lewis. He was born in New- 
York (Ity, Dec. 2, l.s;;,-). He was a graduate of Yale Colleoe in 


1857, and of Harvard Law School in 1861, and practiced in New 
York until 1876, then moved to Columbia county, N. Y., and lived 
near Hudson for several years. He is an elder in the Presbyterian 
church, and from 1862 to 1874 was a member of the New York 
Bible Society, holding successively the offices of Corresponding Sec- 
retary, A'ice President and President. He resides in New York 

Helen Gamevoort, b. Aug. 10, 1876 ; m. Arcliibald K. Mackay. (31) 

30. Helen Gansevoort Magee, dau. of Duncan S. Magee and 
Catherine E. Gansevoort, (22), was born in Corning, N. Y., Sept. 
5, 1855. 

She married, Apr. 19, 1877, Lewis Edwards, son of Alfred 
Edwards and Sophia Matilda Lewis. He was born on Long Island, 
N. Y., May 3, 1848. He was educated in the Scientific Depart- 
ment of Columbia College, and is an architect, but has not practiced 
the profession for several years. He lives in New York City. 


1. Mary Gansevoort, b. Mar. 17, 1878. 

2. Duncan LewU, b. Oct. 2i), 1879. 

31. Helen Gansevoort Edwards, dau. of Alfred L. Edwards 
and Arabella S. Magee, (29), was born in Columbia county, N. Y., 
Aug. 10, 1876. 

She married, Nov. 24, 1896, Archibald Kennedy Mackay, son 
of Barnard Macka}' and Mary Christina Auchmuty. He was born 
in East Hampton. N. Y., Nov. 3, 1866. He graduated at Harvard 
in 1889, and is a real estate broker in New York City. 


;52. llAifKNT KosEBooM, SOU of Johu Kosebooiii and Susannah 
Veeder, (4), was born in Schenectady, X. \ ., June 17, 1771. He 
woinetimes signed liimself " Barent J.," to distinguish himself from 
C'apt. Barent, liis uncle. His boj'hood was passed amid the excite- 
ments of the wai'. which left tlieir impress npon his character in a 
restless activity wliich used up life all too fast. About 1790, when 
he was less than twenty years of age, he with his still younger 
J)rothers. ,Iohn and Abraham, began business as traders on the 
IMoliawk, a mile east of the settlement of Canajoharie, succeeding 
"William Beckiiuiu, who had established himself there a couple of 
years previousl}^ as the first merchant in the township after the war. 
As early as 177G, at or before the organization of Tryon county, a 
crossing called Martin Van Alstine's ferry had been established at 
that point. Near this John, the father of the young men, had pur- 
cliased a farm, and took up his residence upon it to begin life anew 
after the general break up and scattering of fortunes by the 
upheaval. The partnership with John continued till 1807. 

At about the same time three brothers, traders, John, James and 
Archibald Kane, i)ut up a stone building with an arched roof, that 
became well known as the " Kound Top." A profitable business 
was built up in tiie wheat, potash and other products of the rapidly 
developing country, and the place became a rendezvous for the ad- 
venturous youth of that restless time. Here took place a quarrel in 
wliich Barent Kose])oom became involved, leading to a duel, accord- 
ing to the false ideas of honor that ruled men in those days"; The 


encounter took place Apr. 18, 1801, in a pine grove west of the 
'• Round Top," and Archibald Kane was wounded in the right aiiu 
In- Barent's bullet. The affair created a great sensation through 
the N'allc}-, and is about the only regretable incident this history 
will have occasion to mention, as affecting unfavorably the subjects 
of its record in those early days of disturbance. 

Barent was a man of enterprise, engaged in numerous ventures 
and business connections. His account books from 1796 and 
onward show him as partner in a number of firms, first with Philip 
Van Alstine, as Van Alstiue & Roseboom, established at Canajo- 
harie, in a store on the east side of the creek, the place then con- 
sisting of scarce a dozen habitations. At Warren, further up, where 
settlement was crowding in so rapidly, was the house of Roseboom, 
Van Alstine «& Wemple, and at Cherry Valley, now reeovering from 
the devastation of the massacre, the un-named partner in "John 
Diell & Company " was Barent. Here the aged "Uncle Colonel" 
Myndert, and later the brothers, John and Abraham, were engaged 
in settling or managing lands. Barent lost his wife in 1803, which 
broke up his home, but only led to wider plans. The partner at 
"NVarren was called to Canajoharie where a new concern. Van Alstine, 
Roseboom & AVemple, continued business on a larger scale, Rose- 
boom to reside at Albany to forward produce, visiting New York 
twice a year, as the Articles of co-partnership provided. He con- 
tracted a second marriage, with a cousin of his first wife, but died 
the next year, in Canajoharie, Mar. 25, 1807, aged 35. 

He married, 1st, Apr. 7, 1796, Sarah Schermerhorn, dau. of 
Simon Jacobse Schermerhorn and Sarah Vrooman. She was born 
in Schenectady, Sept., 1775, and died in Canajoharie, Jan. 27. 
1803, aged 27. 

He married, 2nd, in 1806, Catharine Tyms,* dau. of Col. 
Johannes Visscher and Susannah Schermerhorn, and widow of 
Michael Tyms. She was born in Schenectady, Oct. 20, 1773. 
After the death of her husband in 1807, she returned to Schenectady 
and resided with his mother and died there, Jan. 21, 1814, aged 40. 

* Catharine Visscher married, 1st, Michael Tyms, son of SamuelTyms ami Jannetje Van 
Pettin. He was born in Schenectady, Sept. 18, 1763, and died there, Autc. 28, 1804, aged 40. 


1. Harriet Jane, b. May 15, 1799; d. Oct. 7, 1800, ae. 1. 

2. Ariaantje Jane, b. Oct. 30, 1801; d. July 27, 1802. 

3. Samuel John, b. July 29, 1803; d. Aug. 8, 1804, ae. 1. 


C'Hii.nRKX:— by tli<- lii^i inaniage. 

1. Ihn.lricl- Myuiiert, h. Oct.H. ITiK): d. .Iimc 2'.), 1824, iic. 24. 

2. S,irah, b. Aiij,'. 1801; il. Dei'. 1,1801. 

IIkm'i.ii K >hNi>KKT HosKMOoM, SOU of Bavciit Roseboom and 
Sarah Scln'rinorliorn. (32), was born in Canajoharie, N. Y., Oct. 8, 
17".t'.». Ih' <rra<hiat('(l at I'nion ("olk'ge, and commenced the study 
of hnv in Cheriv \alley, in the ollice of .Tames Biackett, Esq. He 
fell a victim to (•(nisinii[)tion and died at the residence of his 
uncli" Abraham, .lune 2it, 1824, aged 24. 

•buiN .1. Kd.sKHOO.M, son of John Roseboom and Susannah Yeeder, 
(4), was Itoni in St-hcnectady, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1774. He was in 
partner.shii) with liis brotlicrs in the mercantile business in Cana- 
joharie, X. Y., until the death of his brother Barent, in 1807. 
Soon after that the home was broken up and with his mother and 
sister-in-law he returned to Schenectady, and remained until the 
death of the latter in 1814, when he went to Cherry Valley and re- 
sided with his brother Abraham till his death. Ill health prevented 
Ills engagiuii in business after leaving Canajoharie. He died un- 
ui.'irried. Mar. 1."), 182!), aged 54. 


33. Abraham Roseboom, sou of Lieut. .Johu Roseboom aud 
Susauuali Veeder, (4), was boru in Schenectady, N. Y., Aug. 10, 
1777. He was associated witli his brothers, Barent and Johu, in 
the mercantile business in Canajoharie, N. Y., until the death of 
his father in 1805, when he came to settle upon and improve the 
lands inherited from his father and uncle, over two thousand acres, 
in the towns of Cherry Valley and Middlefield. He located in a part 
of the town, nearly three miles south of the village of Cherry Valley, 
known from pre-Revolutionarj'^ days as the "Beaver Dam Patent," 
and which is now included in the town of Roseboom, having been 
set off from Cherry Valley. Mr. Roseboom was opposed to the 
movement for the division of the township and contested the measure 
sixteen years, most of that time in the state legislature, then in the 
board of supervisors, to whom it was afterwards referred. Dr. 
Alonzo Churchill, then supervisor of the town of Richfield, had the 
deciding power and agreed to the division, providing the name of 
" Roseboom" should be given to the new township as a compromise 
between the two interests. The division was made Nov. 23, 1854. 

Mr. Roseboom was an active pioneer and did much to advance 
the interests of the locality, erecting the first saw-, carding- and full- 
ino; mill in the settlement called Lodi, in 1806. On the 19th of June 
of that year a warrant was granted for the organization of Trinity 
Lodge, No. 139, F. & A. M., at Cherry Valley ; " Dr. Joseph White 
was its Master for several years, and among the members were Elijah 
and Lester Holt, and Abraham Roseboom, men of worth and honor." 
In that same year Mr. Roseboom built the house in which he passed 


t;i) HKSCKNDANTS or AllKAIIWl Ki (SKIK »< )M . 

lifty-sovcii v.-ars ..I" inanicl life mikI wliidi is still standing, 
altliimirli moviMJ lioiii its nrijjinal site. On the 2 Itli of Sept., 1856, 
tlu'ir (ioMiMi Wcildiiig was I'ok'l.nvted i)y a family gathering Seven 
childivn. four children ).y marriage, and twenty grandchildren, 
making in all. with the veiierahle couple, a household of thirty-three, 
were irathered under the old roof-tree to commemorate this impres- 
sive juhilee. The eldest grandchild was just twenty-one years of 
aire, and the youngest a few weeks old. Two sons and one grand- 
child had dieil. 

.Ml'. Koselioom was lenient as a landlord and indulgent to the 
poor. In addition to his landed estate he aecunnilated quite a 
fortune l>y jmlicious foresight and enteri)rise. With full faith in 
the future success of the All)any and Seheneetady railroad, and 
later in the I'tica and Schenectady section, both of which were sub- 
setjuently incorporated in the extensive system of the New York 
Central \l. R., he continued to make investments np to the time of 
his death. Ih' was for many years a whig in politics, and a warm 
admirer of Henry Clay, sedulously reading the proceedings of Con- 
gress ill the ''Congressional Globe" every winter. He subse- 
(piently lieeame a democrat, but was not a politician and never held 
ollice, but was very domestic, simple and regular in his habits and 
spent a large part of his time in reading. lie was noted for upright- 
ness in all matters of business, independence of favors, and 
punctuality. To owe a debt and not to pay promptly w^as no better 
than a theft, lb- never wasted another's time in waiting. He was 
regidai- as the clock in all his movements, so that an invalid girl 
sitting at her window nsed daily to remark, " Its now a quarter after 
eleven. f(U- here comes Mr. Roseboom on his gray horse, on his way 
home from the village : I can see his white necktie and shirt rnfHes." 
lie died_at the homestead. .Ian. o, 18(57, aged 8*). 

He nuvriied, Sept. 2 1. IMOG, Rrni doiixsox, dan. of .lesse 
.lohnson and ]Mary Stevenson. (10). She w^as born in Chatham, 
Conn., .Mar. 11. 17711. At that time the war of the American 
Revolution was in progress and her early years were passed amid 
the many privations incident to those trying times. Very few' books 
were to lie had — almost none for children. Nearl}' all clothing w^as 
home-spun, either of tlax or wool, cotton sheeting was unknown, and 
when .Mrs. Roseboom began housekeeping her presses were so well 
stocked from her own spinning that it was many years before new 



supplies were needed, and some of it is still preserved, little less than 
a century old. Any account of her would l)e incomplete without 
mentioning her constant knitting; usually, with book or paper 
before her, particularly in the long winter evenings, her needles 
clicked busily on and steadily grew the stockings and mittens, 
for her children while they were young, then her grand-children, 
and later poor children in the city had the benefit of her industry. 

She was a faithful and devoted christian, a woman of clear and 
discriminating views, of strong principles and unbending integrity. 
She was bountiful in hospitaUty, and benevolent to self-sacrifice 
towards every good cause. While her neighbors came confidently 
to her for help and sympathy, her church and the cause of missions, 
then in its infjincy, received from her hands generous and syste- 
matic offerings. She has left to her children a noble example in the 
grace of giving. She devoted herself to her domestic duties with 
singular care and fidelity, and still found time to enrich and 
strengthen her mind with wide and varied reading, and retained 
nuich of her mental vigor almost to the last. She died at the home- 
stead. Mar. 2. 1864, aged nearlj' 85, 






10, 1807 ; 


May 16, 1839, ae. 31. 


Susan Maria, 



3, 180!) ; 


Moses Belcher. 






3, 1811 ; 


Cornelia R. Livingston. 






30, 1813 : 


Dr. Joseph White. 



Jesse Johnson, 



26, 1815 ; 


Caroline Cook. 






8, 1817 ; 


James Shannon. 






IC, 181!l: 


William Hall. 






4, 1822 ; 


Richard Ely. 






12, 1824 : 

resides in Cherry Valley. 

John Roseboom, son of Abraham Roseboom and Ruth Johnson, 
(33), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, (now Roseboom), 
X. v., Aug 10, 1807, He attended the Cherry Valley academy, 
but when a lad of about fifteen years he went to Albany and was in 
the store of Isaac and "William Staats for some years. In 1832 he 
entered into partnership with his brother-in-law^ Moses Belcher, in 
Cherry Valley, in the mercantile business and continued in the same 
until his death. He was Captain of a company of militia for some 
years and was afterwards promoted to Major, He died unmarried 
in Cherry Valley, May IG, 1839, aged 31, 


:;i. Si -AN .M\i:iA Homkuoom, dan. of Abraluim Koscboom and 
Uiilli .h)liiison, (:\:\), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, (now 
liosebooni). N- V.. .Iiilv ;>, 1.S0'.>. She was christened in Schenec- 
tady, by the Uev. Mr. Hojjardiis. Her home for many years joined 
the trroiinds of the Cherry \'alley Academy, where her children were 
educated, and in 187:3 she moved into the stone mansion on Main 
street, left unfinished by her son at his death, where she now resides 
with her daujihter and (lau-:liter-in-law\ Her former home was 
burned Mar. 2".i, ls;H, and the academy on July 6, 1894. 

Hetirinir and mild in her disposition, full of patient cheerfulness 
and abounding charity, she has been an example of healthful and 
lovely old age, failing sight latterly placing some restrictions on her 
sources of tranquil enjoyment. 

She married, Apr. 18, 1832, Moses Belcher, son of Elijah Bel- 
cher and Elizabeth Putnam. He was born in Cherry Valley, Jan. 
1, 1803, of New England parentage, received his education at the 
academy and then engaged in mercantile pursuits until his death. 
After his marriage a partnership was formed between his brother-in 
law, John Roseboom, and himself, which continued until the death 
of the latter in 1839. He died in Cherry Valley, Jan. f), 1841, aged 



1. Henry liosehoom, 1). Mar. 2(i, 1S33: d. Jan. 9, 1835. ae. 1. 

2. Ahraham liosebooin, h. Sept. 2.S, 1835; m. Elizalteth J. McLean. (41) 

3. Maria, b. July 22, 1837 ; d. Jan. 10, 1857, ae. 19. 

4. Elizabeth Putnam, 1). Sept. 1,1839: resides in Cherry Valley. 

35. Henry Koseboom, son of Abraham Roseboom and Ruth 
Johnson, (33), was born in the town of Cheny Valle}', (now Rose- 
boom), X. Y., Aug. 3, 1811. He obtained his education at the 
district school and Cherry ^' alley academj-, and began his business 
life with two years' service as cleric in the general store of Adolphus 
"NV. and Hiram Flint, in Cherry \'alley. In 1830 he took a position 
asT^-lerk in the mercantile house of John R. Pitkin, at 118 Pearl St., 
New York, that street being at the time the principal avenue 
for the wholesale-business of the citj'. He boarded in the family 
of his employer. The firm changed for. a time to Pitkin, Boyd 
& Co., and the location to 11 Hanover St. He remained in 
New York about four j-ears, in the fall of 1831 making the voj-age 
to New Orleans on his employer's business, and returning by stage. 


Stopping at Mobile, AVashington, and other principal cities, at that 
inie a notable gnd most fatiguing trip. During his residence in 
New York he was one of a large band of young men who fell strongly 
under the influence of the eminent Dr. Francis L. Hawks, of St. 
Thomas's church, in Broadway, leading to an interest in the Episco- 
palian form of religious faith which identified him with that denomi- 
nation throughout his subsequent life. 

In 1.S34 he formed a business partnership with David Gross, at 
Fort Plain, X. Y., and during his residence there suffered severely 
from an attack of acute rheumatism, which yielded only to treat- 
ment at the sulphur springs of Sharon, then in a primitive condition. 
So impressed was he with the curative value of these waters that he 
framed the project of developing them by the erection of a large 
hotel at that place, and in 1836 he was instrumental in forming a 
company, principally of his friends among the merchants of New 
York, 160 acres of land including the sulphur springs were purchased, 
and the erection of the Pavilion was begun. In the whirlwind of 
financial disaster of the succeeding year, 1837, nearly all the mem- 
bers of the company failed, and the property went into chancery. 
The same storm smote the firm of Gross & Roseboom and it was 
dissolved in Jan., 1838. Mr. Roseboom subsequently returned to 
New York and remained there until called to Cherry Valley in 1841, 
to settle the estate of his brother-in-law, Moses Belcher. 

Upon his marriage in 1843 a house was erected for him near his 
father, avIio was now advancing in j^ears and needed his assistance 
in the management of his liusiness. Here he pursued the life of a 
tj'pical country gentleman, succeeding to the large landed estate on 
the death of his father in 1867. Like his father he was an indefati- 
gable reader, having a well-stocked library, both of standard works 
and current literature, and watching the course of events with the 
closest interest. He was the supervisor of the town of Cherry A'alley 
in 1848, and like his father was opposed to its division. His social 
and church relations were largely in Cherry Valley, and the project 
of dividing the town seemed like a sundering of a large part of the 
natural ties of his family's life. 

Mr. Roseboom took a lively interest in agricultural matters and 

i was an active member of the County Agricultural Society, of which 

he was president for some years. Politically he was a democrat, 

strongly attached to the principles of that party. Although averse 


to political (listiiu-tioM ho was often calico l»y his fellow citizens to 
olliciatc in various olllccs. lie took a leading part in the formation 
of (Jraec Cliureh parish ami the erection of the edifice ; a parish 
called Trinity had pn'\ ionsly existed. Of this he was a communi- 
cant and warden from the lieginning. A prominent and enterprising 
citizen, Henry Hosehooin enjoyed a recognized position among the 
more inlhu-iitial men of the county; participated in the councils of 
his church, and was a trusted friend of the earlier management of 
the New York Cential Kailroad Company, in whose enterprise his 
father had cnd»arked in full faith, from the day when its rude tram- 
way line was first stretched over the ground ])etween Albany and 
Sclrenectady, so often traversed by his ancestors in their Indian 
tratlic and subsequent business exchanges. What a space of the 
career of human progress is embraced between the time when the 
merchant of Alhany made his first tramp to the Indian village of 
Niscaynna, and the time when his descendant counted the votes as 
teller of the Central IJailroad, with the first ^'anderbilt in the chair I 

Mr. Koseboom was in New York when the clock was first placed 
in the tower of the City Hall, INIay 7, IHol, on which date he wrote, 
"I can see it from my window, hope it wont wake me too early iu 
the morning;" such was the wonted quietude of the great city in 
that day, tlie eternal noises of which now the seven sleepers them- 
selves would find it hardly easy to slumber through unmoved. He 
divided his landed estate, consisting of about 2,000 acres, between 
his three sons, portions of the land having been previously sold by 
his father. He died at the homestead, .lulj^ 18, 1883, aged nearly 

He married. May 24, 1843, Cornelia. Rltoers Livingston, dan. 
of Jacob Livingston and Catharine Augusta De Peyster. She was 
born_in Livingstonville, X. Y., July i), 1815. Robert Livingston, 
the first ancestor of the family in America, was born in Ancrum, 
Scotland, Dec. 13, 1054, and died in Albany, X. Y., Apr. 20, 1725. 
He was the son of John Livingston, a Scottish Presbyterian divine 
born iii 1603. Avho was banished in 1663 for non-conformity, and 
went to Rotterdam, where he died in 1672. Robert emigrated in 
1673, settled in Albany, and in 1675 became secretary of the Com- 
missaries, which ollice he held until Albany became a city in 1686, 
then was town clerk until 1721. He acquired great influence over 
the Indians and was secretary of Indian atfairs for a long series of 



years. In IGHC he received from Gov. Dongan the grant of a large 
tract of land, which in 1715 was confirmed by a royal cliavter from 
(ieorge I, and is still known as Livingston ]\Ianor, thongh most 
of the land has passed ont of the hands of the family. He married 
in 1079, Alida, widow of Rev. Nicholas Van Rensselaer, and 
danghter of Philip Pietersen Schuyler, and had three sons. Pliilip, 
the eldest, was second lord of the Manor, born in Albany, July ;i, 
1086, and died in New York City, Feb. 4, 1749. He was a man of 
note and influence, holding offices successively till his death. His 
son, Robert, was the third and last lord of the INIanor, and his grand- 
son, Jacob Livingston, of Schoharie and Cherry ^' alley, was the 
father of Mrs. Roseboom, and married Catharine Auousta De 
Pej'ster. Her first ancestor in America was Johannes De Peyster, 
who came about 1033. His son, Abraham, was one of the most 
distinguished men in the province, holding successively the office 
of Alderman, IMayor, Judge of the Supreme Court, Member of the 
King's Council as presiding officer, acting Governor in 1700, &c. 
His son, Abraham, Jr., succeeded his father as treasurer of New 
York and New Jersey, and held the office forty-six years. (His 
eldest daughter, Catharine, married John Livingston, of New York.) 
Col. James De Peyster, sou of Abraham, Jr., was the grandfather 
of Catharine Augusta De Peyster, the mother of Mrs. Rose- 

Mrs. Cornelia R. Roseboom, with her daughter, Mary, reside at 
the homestead in the town of Roseboom. 

1. Levantia Livingston, b. Mar. 31,1844: m. Rev. Henry U. Swinner 

ton . 

2. Catharine Augusta, 

3. Mary Eliazheth, 

4. Abraham Headriclc, 

5. Jacob Livingston, 

6. Euth, 

7. William Campbell,' 

8. Cornelia, 

b. Dec. 30,1845; d. Aug. 16, 1881, ae. 35. 

1). Jan. i), 1848. 

]). Feb. 27, 1851 ; ra. Mary D. Ballon. 

b. Apr. 9, 1853 ; is a physician in Rochester, 

b. May 31,1855; m. John Sawyer. 

b. Dec. 25,1858; d. Jan. 3, 18SI5, ae. 36. 

b. Aug. 7,1862; d. Feb. 18, 1863. 


N. Y. 


36. Makietta Rosebooh, dan. of Abraham Roseboom and Ruth 
Johnson, (33), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, (now Rose- 

boom), N. Y., Mar. 30, 


She is a woman of strong Individ- 


imlitv, kiinl-lieiirti'd ami genorous, and ever ready to give assistance 
to tlioso in need. Prompted by licr love for her Church she erected, 
in isT.-i, the stone edillce, the Climch of tlie Good Shepherd, in 
wliich Episcopal services liave been regularly held, and presented it 
1(» the Diocese of Alliany as an offering from herself and husband. 
From the time of her marriage Canajoharic, N. Y., has been her 
home, and in 1S7'.) she erected the stone dwelling, '' Stony Terrace," 
where she now resides. 

She married. Mar. 20, 1H45, Dr. Joseph White, son of Joseph 
White and Hannah Gates, He was born in Chatham, Conn., May 
II, l.soo. He was a direct descendant of Elder John White, who 
came from Englaml in the slup Lyon, in 1G32, and settled in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; was one of the first settlers of Hartford, Conn., in 
l(">;i(;, and of Hadley, Mass., in 1659. In 1805 his parents moved 
to Middlelield, Otsego Co., X. Y., and engaged in farming, where 
his early life was spent in hard labor. At the age of twenty-one be 
left home to begin the study of medicine w^ith his second cousin, Dr. 
Joseph White, of Cherry Valley, one of the leading physicians in the 
state. He attended lectures and gradnated at the Fairfield Medical 
College. In l.s22 he joined the Cherry Valley Lodge, F. & A. M., 
and always took great interest in the workings of that Order, and 
from 1«5G to 1-S72 he was chairman of the Committee on Foreign 
Correspondence of the Grand Chapter of the state. 

Jn 1.S24 he went to Penfield, near Rochester, N. Y., and begun 
the practice of his profession. On Jnne 20, 1829, he was appointed 
Surgeon of the 1st. Regiment of Riflemen of the state, by Lieut. 
Gov. Enos T. Throop. Ill health obliged him to seek a milder 
clime and in l.s;]l he went to AYashington, D. C, and opened a drug 
store near the navy yaid. While there he had the cholera in 1832, 
the first time it appeared in this country, which left him with a 
disease from which he never fully recovered. In 1835 he bought 
the drug store of Dr. Theodore Pomeroy, of Copperstown, N. Y"., 
and continued in business there until Mar. 1, 1838, when he ex- 
changed stores with Philip Roof, of Canajoharie. The next j'car 
Seymour X. Marsh, son of Seymour Marsh, the inventor of the 
Marsh Truss, became a partner and the manufacture of trusses was 
an important part of their l)usiness. White & Marsh sold their 
drug interests to 1). W. Irwin in 1844, but continued the manufact- 
ure and sale of trusses until 1849, when they dissolved partnership. 


He continued the practice of medicine until the fall of 1878, when 
increasing ill health compelled him to retire. 

His high reputation and fame as a physician and surgeon were 
not confined to his immediate home but extended throughout the 
ISIohawk Valley and surrounding country, and he was frequently 
called to distant parts of the state for consultation and to perform 
ditticult operations. He was a most active member of the state and 
county medical societies. To his zeal and efforts can be attributed 
many of the enterprises and improvements which aided the advance- 
ment and prosperity of the village, notably the academy, water 
works, Prospect Hill cemetery, and the Cherry Valley and Canajo- 
harie plank road. He was one of the first trustees of the Lutheran 
church organized m 183t», and it was through his means that St. 
Polycarp's Episcopal church was established in 1852, the name of 
which was afterward changed to the Church of the Good Shepherd. 
Although never free from pain he bore his suffering with great 
patience and fortitude, and was always cheerful and entertaining, 
having a fund of anecdote or reminiscence ready to amuse or in- 
struct those who came in contact with him. He died in Canajo- 
harie, Oct. 28, 1884, aged 84. 


1. John Rosehoom, b. Mar. 25, 1846; live.s in California. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 27,1848; m. Dr. Peter L. Schenck. (45) 
6. Joseph Henry, b. Aug. 29, 1855; lives in Canajoharie. 

o7. Je8SE Johnson Roseboom, son of Abraham Roseboom and 
Ruth Johnson, (33), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, (now 
Roseboom), N. Y., Apr. 26, 1815. He remained upon his father's 
farm until his marriage and then went to Indiana, and settled on a 
farm about four miles from the present city of La Porte. Himself, 
wife and both sons were victims of that dread disease, consumption. 
He died at his home near La Porte, July 7, 1851, aged 36. 

He married, Sept. 17, 1845, Caroline Cook, dau. of John Cook 
and Mary Ann Reiley. She was born in Springfield, N. Y., Feb.. 
16, 1824, and died in Binghamton, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1856, aged 32. 


1. John, b. July 17,1846; d. Aug. 16, 1870, ae. 24. 

2. Myndert, b. June 16, 1850; d. Aug. 9, 1875, ae. 25. 


38. 1.1.1 K..Mi;noM, (hill, of .\lii;ili:iin Koscboom and Kiitli 
.lolmson, (^3a), was born in the town of C'lu'iry Valley, (now Kose- 
boom). N. "> •• Apr. S. 1S17. After tlic death of lier husband she 
returned to iier lather's and passed her remaining years in Cherry 
N'alley. where she died Feb. •_>.'), 1872, aged iU, leaving no children. 

She married, Nov. 22, 1842, .Iames Shannon, son of Robert 
Shannon and Anne Kerr. He was born in Ballina, county Mayo, 
Ireland. Nov. 22, isil. His father was a prosperous merchant in 
Ballina. luit Iteeoming dissatisfied with the disturbed state of politi- 
cal affairs then existing there, he came to the United States and 
arrived with his family in liatli, Steuben county, N. Y., in May, 
1830. That fall he purchased the Springfield farm, formerly occu- 
pied by Col. Charles AVilliamson, the founder of Bath. 

James had received a good education in the old country and soon 
after his arrival began the study of Law with Hon. William AVoods, 
was admitted to tlie Bar and opened an ollice in Bath. He was a 
lawyer who never practiced the tricks of the trade, and would not 
espouse the cause of a guilty client, A single incident is character- 
istic of him : a man applied to him to be defended in a suit, when, 
from his own admission, he was guilty of a misdeed that was punish- 
able by years of imprisonment. This w^as his first offense, and in- 
stead of defending him, Mr. Shannon read him a serious lecture on 
his conduct and then, for the sake of a young wife and helpless 
children, advised him to take leg-bail for Canada, and retrieve the 
past, which he did and in a short time was able to send for his 
famil}- and care for them honestly. It was in consideration of the 
welfare of those innocent ones, on wdiom the severest Aveight of his 
crime would fall, that this unicpie advice was given, and wdio shall 
say he followed not the example of the Master, wdio once said, 
"Neither do I condemn thee, go and sin no more?" He died in 
Batii, .Tune 7, 1848, aged 36. 

3'.». Ei,i/..\r.i:rii Hom.p.oom, dan. of Abraham Roseboom and Ruth 
.bihnson, (33), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, (now^ Rose- 
boom), N. v., Mar. IC. hSl'.t. She was a w^oman of marked intelli- 
gence and vivacity, greatly beloved and admired by the friends she 
made in her successive places of residence, as w^ell as in the home 
neigliborhood at Chen v- \'allov, whore her children were born and 


where her remains were buried by the side of her husband. For 
about a year after his death she remained in Easton, and then joined 
her sons in Richmond, ^^a., where she died suddenly of pneumonia, 
Feb. 3, 1886, aged 66. 

She married, Oct. 6, 1851, William Hall, son of Jonathan Hall 
and Eunice Palmer. He was born in Cherry Valley, Oct. 28, 1818, 
was educated at the academy and engaged in the mercantile business 
in that village for some years. In April, 1866, he moved to a farm 
near Geneva, X. Y,, and in 1879 took up his abode in Easton, 
Peuu., where he died Dec. 21, 1884, aged 66. 


1. James Shannon, h. Nov. 2,1852; m. Josephine Wilson ; Cora E. 

[Le Sueur. (46) 

2. Eunice Maria, li. INIar. 12, 1855 : m. Gansevoort V. V. Cortelyou. (47) 

3. William £il /card, h. Sept. 17, 1859; m. Delia Kitchen. (48) 

40. Sarah Roseboom, dau. of Abraham Roseboom and Ruth 
.Johnson, (33), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, (now Rose- 
boom), X. Y., Oct. 4, 1822. She was educated at the academy, 
and at the school of Miss Urania Sheldon, (afterwards Mrs. Eliph- 
alet Xott), in Utica, X. Y. She has been a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Binghamton, X. Y., for many years, and 
has had a large ])art in its activities. She has also been connected 
with other philanthropic and religious organizations. Her father 
said "she was like his mother," greater praise than this, no one 
need ask ; and it may explain the love borne her by all who know 
her. " In her tongue is the law of kindness," and in every trust she 
has been found faithful. She has found her greatest happiness in 
living for others, and this is the reason why in advanced years she 
has kept her youth. She, with her two surviving daughters, reside 
in Binghamton. 

She married, Sept. 12, 1840, Richard Ely, son of Dr. Elihu 
Ely and Eliza Maria Ely. He was born in Binghamton, Dec. 29, 
1819. He was a direct descendant of Richard Ely who came from 
Plymouth, England, in 1660 and settled in Lyme, Conn. He was 
of Huguenot descent and a Puritan in the time of Cromwell, and 
emigrated on the restoration of Charles Second. AYe next find tliis 
family in possession of 4,000 acres of land for which they paid 


;^;500 ; Kicliiir.l paying one-sixth of the whole town tax. Some of 
these hinds are still in the possession of the family. C^uite a num- 
ber of this man's descendants became ministci'S and doctors, and it 
was jiroverbial that Lyme was never without a deacon Richard Ely. 
Diu-rni; the Revolutionary war all the six sons of James Ely, a great 
grandson of the first Richard, served in the Continental army, one 
of whom, Elihu, was present at the surrender of Gen. Burgoyne at 
the battle of Saratoga, Oct. 7, 1777. His sword and powder horn 
are now iii tlie possession of the family of Richard Ely, in Bingham- 
ton. The powder horn has this inscription with IVIasonic emblems : 
"For the defense of liberty," "Liberty and no slavery." One 
William Ely of Lj-me, was the first person in that region to free his 
slaves in 17H7. Rev. Richard Ely was ])orn in Lyme, Sept., 1755, 
and of the third generation from him was Dr. Elihu Ely of Bing- 
hamton, who died there in Mar., 1850. He was among the earliest 
settlers in Broome county about 1812, when Binghamton was called 
Chenango Point. 

Richard, the second son, was sent to Ellington, Conn., where he 
was fitted for college and graduated from Amherst in 1841. He 
studied law but gave up the practice to assist in the care of his 
fatlier when he became a paralj'tic. In 1849 he was appointed mail 
agent on the Erie railroad soon after it was opened to travel. In 
1854 he opened a forwarding store between the Chenango canal and 
the Erie railroad, which was burnt in 18G7. He then became agent 
for several insurance companies until his health failed in 1887 and 
he was a iielpless invalid for three years before his death. In 1858 
he united with the First Presbyterian church and ever after as far 
as lie was able took up the duties of a christian in his family and in 
the community. He was genial and social in his nature and had 
many friends. He died in Binghamton, Apr. l-s, 1892, aged 72. 


Oct. 7, 1850. 

.Tilly 19, 1852. 

Apr. 10, l.s.^4; d. June 1.3, 18(34, ae. 10. 

Aug. 20, 1856 ; d. Aug. 23, 1883, ae. 27. 

July 5, J.S.5'.i; d. St-pt. 3. 1S(;0, ae. 1. 

Sept. 13, 1.S61 ; live.s in Cambridge, Mass. 


Lucy Shannon, 



Cathnrine lioxeboom, 



Eliza Mdria, 



Sarah Koseboom, 



Richard h'rsHne, 



Robert Ertikine, 



Catiiarixe Roseboom, dan. of Abraham Roseboom and Ruth 
Johusou, (33), was born at the homestead, "Beaver Dam Farm," in 
the town of Cherry Valley, (now Roseboom), X. Y., Apr. 12, 1824. 
She was educated at the Cherry Valley academy and at the boarding 
school of Miss Urania Sheldon, (afterward the wife of Dr. Eliphalet 
Nott), in Utica, X. Y. Upon the death of her father in 1867, she 
and her sister, Mrs. Shannon, established their home at "West 
View," in Cherry Valley, where she now resides. Deeply interested 
in religious undertakings and in education, the present edifice of the 
Presbyterian church was erected by her in 1872, as a memorial to 
her parents and sister ; and she took part as chief promoter in the 
resuscitation of the ancient academy in 1881, and gave liberally for 
its maintenance until it was superseded by the academic department 
of the Union school in 1895. She has served the missionary cause 
as treasurer of the Presbyterial society since its organization in 
1879. She is Vice-Regent of the Cherry Valley Chapter, Daughters 
of the American Revolution. 

41. Abraham Roseboom Belcher, son of Moses Belcher and 
Susan M. Roseboom, (34), was born in Cherry Valley, X. Y., Sept. 
28, 183o, where he received his academic education and spent his 
entire life. Although his health precluded his entering upon pro- 
fessional or mercantile pursuits he was a most active and public 
spirited citizen, and was universally valued for his services and help- 
fulness. He interested himself in town affairs, was an officer in the 
Presbyterian church, and carried out the project of enlarging the 
cemetery in 1867. He died in Cherry Valley, Aug. 10, 1872, aged 


He married, Dec. 8, 1868, Elizabeth Judd McLean, dau. of 
Charles McLean and Mary Judd. She was born in Cherry Valley, 
June 5, 1836, where she now resides. 

Mary Louise, b. Sept. 26, 1871 ; m. Dr. Nathaniel F. Yates. («) 

42. Levaxtia Livingston Roseboom, dau. of Henry Roseboom 
and Cornelia R. Livingston, (35), was born in the town of Cherry 
Valley, now Roseboom,* X. Y., Mar. 31, 1844. 

* The town of Roseboom was formed from the town of Cherry Valley, November 23. 1864. 


She married, .luiie 21, 1871, Rev. IIknky IJlyatk Swinnektox, 
fourtli son of .lames Swinnerton, of Colnbrook, Middlesex, and 
Kaiiiiy Hiitter. of Lymiiiirton, Hants, England, who emigrated to 
America in l.s;'.;;. lie was born in Catskill, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1839. 
He spent his youth in Newark, N. .T., graduated at Princeton with 
the degree of A. 15.. in IMC."], and attended the Princeton Theologi- 
cal Sciiiiuary for three years, receiving the degree of A. M. He 
preached in Wilmington, Del., in l.sOC, in Morrisville, Penn., in 
ISOT, and l»ecame pastor of the Presbyterian church in Cherry Valley, 
N. v., in 18GH, where he now lives. In 1877 the degree of Ph.D. 
was conferred upon him by I'nion College. He has written con- 
stantly for tlu' secular as well as the religious press, and in 1.S7G 
pnl»lished a '"Historical Account of the Presbyterian Church of 
Cherry \'alley." 


1. John Rosehoom, b. Apr. :50, 1872 ; d. May 1, 1872. 

2. Cornelia Liringxton, b. Dec. 12, 1873. 
;>. Catharine Ii'oxehoom, 1). July lil, 1870. 

4. iiyhna Agnen, b. Oct. 9, 1878. 

5. tiiixan EUzaheth, b. Nov. 15, 1880. 
(). liosamoiiil Riitter, b. Mar. 22, 1883. 

43. Abraham Hendkicic Rcseboom, son of Henrj^ Roseboom 
an;l Cornelia R. Livingston, (35), was born in the town of Cherry 
Valley, now Roseboom, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1851. He was educated in 
the Cherry ^'alley academ}-. Deer Hill Institute, Danbur}', Conn., 
and Cornell I'uiversitv. He was for a time civil engineer on the 
Canada Southern R. R., and then went to Red Wing, Minn. He 
took a claim of Government land in Renville county, and was a 
farmer until 1889, when he went to Hutchison, Minn., and was 
assistant cashier in the Citizens' bank till 1896, when he retired 
to " Rosemary Farm," near Lakeside, Minn. 

He married, Sept. 27, 1876, M.vry Dexter Balloi', dau. of 
Ilosea Halloa and Sarah Sprague Vaughan. She was born in New 
Orleans, La., Feb. 3, 18.51. She is a direct descendant of Rev. 
Hosoa Ballon, who was born in Richmond, X. H., Apr. 30, 1771, 
and died in Boston, Mass, June 7, 1852. He was one of the founders 


( o 

of Americau Universalisin, and pastor of the Second Universalist 
Societ}' in Boston from 1817 to 1852. 


1. Jle lid rick, b. Aug. 7, 1877. 

2. Catharine Augusta, b. Oct. (j, 1881. 

Dr. Jacob Livingston Rosebooji, son of Henry Roseboom and 
Cornelia R. Livingston, (35), was born in" the town of Cherry 
Valley, now Roseboom, X. Y., Apr, 9, 1853. He was fitted for 
college by Rev. Josiah Clark, at Northampton, Mass., and entered 
Yale in the fall of 1872, graduating with the degree of A. B., in 
June, 187(5. He then entered the otllce of David Little, M. D., of 
Rochester, X. Y., as a student of luedicine, took a course in 
chemistry at the University, and in Mar., 1878, became senior 
assistant in the City hospital. 

He attended lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
New York Citv, during the winters of 1876-80 and received the 
degree of M. 1). from that institution in Mar., 1880. In Nov. of 
that year he was appointed assistant physician at the Kings County 
hospital, Flatl)ush, L. I., and filled that position until July, issi, 
when an attack of typhus fever compelled his resignation. From 
1882 to '84 he practiced in Utica, N. Y., and was appointed a ward 
physician, a visiting physician to the Utica Orphan Asj-lum, was u 
member and librarian of the Utica Medical Library Association, a 
member of the Medical Society of Oneida County, and of the Oneida 
Historical Society. 

The year 1 885 was spent in study at Marburg, Germany, and at 
the University of Vienna, and in travel. He returned in July, 1880, 
and in Dec. of that 3'ear settled in Rochester. The following spring 
he was appointed one of the City physicians and held that otlice 
three years. He is U. S. Examiner for Pensions, fellow and coun- 
cillor of the Rochester Academy of Sciences, and member of the 
following organizations : Rochester Pathological Society ; Medical 
Society of 31onroe County ; Staff of the City hospital ; Rochester 
Lodge, No. 660, F. & A. M. ; Ionic Chapter, No. 210. R. A. M. ; 
Cyrene Commandery, X"o. 39, K. T. 


44. RiTii KosEiiooM, dan. of Henry Kosoboom and Cornelia 
R. Livingston, (35), was l>orn in the town of Kose1)ooni, May ol, 

Siie married, Oet. 2, l.s<s;j, John .Sawykh, son of John Labaree 
Sawyer and Charlotte Root. He was born in Delhi, N. Y., Nov. 
20, lH(;i. I'wo years later his parents moved to Cherry Valley, 
N. ^ . He jiraduated at I'liioii Collcire in LS-Sl, with the degree of 
A. H. For several years he was connected with varions New York 
l^apers as special correspondent, and then became associated with 
his father in pidilishing the ''Cherry Valley Gazette," nntil the 
death of the latter. Mar. 0, 18!»7, when he assnmed entire charge 
of the paper. He was supervisor of the town in 18i)l-2. 


1. Jilniiche Laharee, b. .July 20, 1S84. • 

2. John LeRoy, b. Dec. 3, 1885. 

3. Ilennj A'osehoom, h. Dec. (>, 188!t. 

4. Irving liutgers, b. Aug. 17, 18!)4. 

WiLLi.\M Cami'hei.l Roseboom, son of Henry Roseboom and 
Cornelia R. Livingston, (35), was born in the town of Roseboom, 
N. Y., Dec. 25, 1858. He was the namesake of his uncle by 
marriage, Judge William W. Campbell. After attending various 
boarding schools he entered Union College in 1878 and graduated 
in 1882. He travelled extensively throughout this country, as far 
as California and Florida, visited the exposition at New Orleans in 
1885, and at Chicago in 1893. In I-SISO he was one of a bicycle 
party to visit Europe, attending the exposition at Paris ; and in 
181)1 he went to the Bermuda Isles with a similar party. In 1890 
he became a member of the Monroe Cigar Co., Rochester, N. Y., 
and continued in that business until his death at Cherry Valley, 
N. Y., Jan. 3, 1895, aged 36. 

John Roseboom White, son of Dr. Joseph White and Marietta 
Roseboom, (3(5), was born in Canajohane, N. Y., Mar. 25, 1846. 
He attended the academy in that place, Gilmore's school in Ballston 
Spa, and Eastman's Business College in Poughkeepsie, graduating 
June 28, l.SGi. In the fall of that year he entered the employ of 
the N. Y. Central railroad company at Albany, in the General 


Passenger Accountant's office, became Gen'l Pass, Acc't in 1867, 
and filled that position until Dec, 1871, when the offices were 
moved to New York. .July 3, 1866, he joined the Albany Burgesses 
Corps, the second oldest independent military company in the state, 
being organized in 1833 ; he won the Wendell drill and discipline 
medal in 1.S69, was recording secretary in 1870-1, and was made a 
life member in 1874. 

In the spring of 1872 he went to the Pacific Coast and in Oct., 
accepted a position with Graves, Maynard & Co., bankers and 
brokers, in Gold Hill, Nev., until they retired from business in 
July, 1873, when he entered the employ of the bankers, D. Driscoll 
& Co., in Virginia City, Nev. The summer of 1876 was spent east, 
visiting his home and the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, 
and he resumed his position in Sept. In the spring of 1877 he 
became connected with the Virginia City agency of the Nevada 
Bank of San Francisco, until Oct., 1879, when he was made local 
secretary of the Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company, was also 
appointed local secretar}' the next year of the Sierra Nevada Wood 
and Lumber Company, and later was elected secretary of the 
Nevada Mill and Mining Company, remaining connected with those 
corporations until Apr., 18So, when he returned to his early home 
in Canajoharie. 

In the spring of 1886 he entered into partnership with A. W. 
Ehle, in the Granite, Marble and Monumental business in that place, 
which was continued three j-ears. He organized and was captain of 
the Drill Corps of the Protection Engine and Hose Company. In 
Nov., 1893, he returned to the Pacific Coast, and from May, 1894 
to Dec, 1895, was in the employ of Gen. S. H. Marlette, in Car- 
son City, Nev. He lives in California. 

45. Sarah Elizabeth White, dau. of Dr. Joseph White and 
Marietta Roseboom, (36), was born in Canajoharie, N. Y., Oct. 27, 


" She married, June 10, 1896, Dr. Peter Lawrence Schenck, 
son of John Schenck and Catharine Van Dyke Ryder. He was born 
in Flatbush, (now Brooklyn), N. Y., Oct. 25, 1843. He is a lineal 
descendent of Johannes Schenk, who emigrated from INIiddleburg, 
Holland, to this country in 1683. The family is traced back in 


Hollaiiil tliroiiiili n loiiii' (U'scent to tlio tiiiic of Charlemagne. 

Ilis rally educ-ation was received ;it iM-asimis Hall academy, 
Flatl)usli. where he was prepared for the sophomore class of the 
rniversity of the City of New York, from which institution he 
graduated in l.s(;2, receiving three years later the degree of A.M. 
After graduation he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
New York, whicli conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Medi- 
cint' in IMd,'). lie served one year as assistant physician in the 
King's County hospital, :iiid entered his country's service as acting 
assistant surgeon, V. 8. A., and was several months in charge of a 
hospital at Wilmington, N. C., terminating his services at the close 
of the war. 

In 18(5(1 hf was assistant ph3'sician in the cholera hospital at 
South Brooklyn, residing there from its opening until its close. He 
was then appointed assistant resident physician at the Kings County 
hospital, which position he occupied until 1872, when he was 
appointed to take charge of the hospital as medical superintendent. 
He served in that capacity until 1881, when he resigned to engage 
in private practice in the City of Brookl}^!, which occupation he has 
since followed. 

He is a member of the Kings County Medical Society, American 
Academy of INIedieine, Brooklyn Pathological Society, and is exam- 
ining surgeon to Midwood Council of the National Provident Union, 
and consulting surgeon to the Kings County hospital. He was for 
some years surgeon to the Brooklyn Jockey Club, and attending 
physician in the Kings Count}' penitentiary. He has been a mem- 
ber of the Crescent, Montauk, Zeta Psi, and Carleton clubs, being 
president of the latter for two terms. As a member of the Masonic 
fraternity he has been Master of Montauk Lodge for two years, and 
District Deputy Grand Master for the third district of New York, 
for 1887-8. He has written two works, both genealogical, — 
"Memoir of Johannes Schenk, of Bushwick, Long Island," and a 
"Historical Sketch of the Zabriskie Homestead," — both of which 
were privately printed. 

JosKiMi Hknk'v \VinTr., son of Dr. Joseph White and Marietta 
Roseboom, (;5(;), was born in Canajoharie, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1855. 
He received his education in the schools of that village and Palatine 


Bridge. In 1873 he purchased an amateur printing outfit and dur- 
ing 1876-7 published an amateur monthly, "The Lilliputian." He 
was corresponding secretary of the New York State Amateur Press 
Association, for 1877, and attended the meeting of the National 
Amateur Press Association, at Long Branch, N. J., in .July, of that 
year. In 1878 he was a partner of J. A. Miller, as job printers, in 
Canajoharie, but disposed of his interest to Mr. Miller the next 

In the fall of 188o he went to California via the Isthmus of 
Panama, being thirty-five days on the trip, and returned east in 
May, 1885. In Nov., 1886, he again visited California, and the 
next year became interested in the fancy poultry business at " Wood- 
side" ranch, in the Sycamore Valley, with his cousins, under the 
firm name of White & Wood. That year he joined Danville Grange, 
No. 85, Patrons of Husbandry, and still retains his membership. 
He has attended two meetings of the National Grange ; at Concord, 
N. H., in 18l»2, and at Syracuse, N. Y., in 1893. 

In May, 1890, he returned to his eastern home. Ill health in 
early youth has prevented his taking part in the more active occupa- 
tions of life, and the severe winters are passed in milder climes ; 
those of 1882 and 1886 were spent in the Bermuda Isles, 1891 in 
Florida, and the subsequent ones in Washington, D. C. For many 
years he has been interested in Philately, and is a member of several 
philatelic societies. Genealogy has occupied his attention for the 
past two years, assisting in the preparation of this volume. He 
lives with his mother, in Canajoharie. 

46. James Shannon Hall, son of William Hall and Elizabeth 
Roseboom, (39), was born in Cherry Valley, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1852. 
In May, 1873, he went to Faribault, Minn., and engaged in general 
farming and nursery business. In Aug., 1877, he moved to Waseca, 
Minn., where he was a druggist until Mar., 1884, when he joined 
his parents in Easton, Penn. The next spring he went to Richmond, 
Va., where he now lives and is engaged in the real estate busi- 

He married, 1st, Jan. 6, 1874, Josephine Wilson, dau. of Sam- 
uel Wilson and Eliza Rutherford. She was born in Geneva, N. Y., 


Mar. 7, IH")!), and di.-d in Fnril>:iult, Mar. 31, 1^76, aged 20, leav- 
ing no eliildreii. 

Me married, 2nd., .hine li, hsi)3, Coua Etta Lk Sikuu, dan. of 
Little lleny Le Sueur and Henrietta Liglitfoot. She was born in 
linckingliain eounty, Va., Mar. 1, 1869. 

17. i'viNiCE Maiua IIa'll, dau. of William Hall and Elizabeth 
Roseboom, (39), was born in Cherry Valley, X. Y., Mar. 12, 1855. 

She married, Sept. 15, 1892, Gaxsevookt Van Vuaxkex Cok- 
TELVor, son of Oerrit Cortelyou and Katherine Jane BriiK'kerhoff. 
He was born in Hackensack. X. .T., Jan. 15, 1854. He graduated 
at Rutgers College in 1875, and then studied ecclesiastical decora- 
tion and commercial designing and practiced the same until 1884, 
and is now engaged in the grain exporting trade. He lives in Eliza- 
beth, X^. J. 


Pierre Van Wijd; h. Dec. l(i, IS!)."). 

48. Wii,i.ia:m Edward Hall, son of William Hall and Elizabeth 
Roseboom, (39), was born in Cherry A'alley, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1859. 
In 1883 he became a junior partner in a shirt manufacturing com- 
pany in Kaston, Penn., until 1885 when he joined his brother in the 
purchase of a farm near Richmond, Va. In June, 1892, he went 
to Buckingham county, Va., where he is a member of the White- 
Hall Luml)er Co., wliich has founded and built the prosperous and 
growing young town of AVhite Hall. 

He married, Mar. 9, 1891, Della Kitchen, dau. of William 
Penn Kitchen and Elizabeth Coffin Osterstock. She was born in 


Easton, Mar. 14, 1860. 

Emily Elizabeth, h. Nov. 26, 1891. 

Rev. RoisEUT Ekskine Ely, son of Richard Ely and Sarah Rose- 
boom, (40), was born in Binghamton, X. Y., Sept. 13, 1861. 
After receiving his preparatory education at the high school there, 
from which he graduated with the highest honors, being the vale- 
dictorian of his class, he entered Amherst College, completing his 


coarse in 1885. He was oae of the first ten men m scholarship 
rank iu his college class and therefore the distinction was conferred 
upon him of election in the first " drawing " to membership in the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society. He entered Union Theological Semi- 
nary in New York City, in the autumn of 1885, completing the 
course in 1888, when he was one of the four men chosen to Repre- 
sent his class by a public part at the commencement exercises. 

Licensed to preach by the Manhattan Congregational Associa- 
tion of New York City, in May, 1888, he began his ministry on 
.Tune 1st, as pastor oF Stearns Chapel, in Cambridge, Mass., a 
mission connected with the Prospect street church. In Dec, 1890, 
the mission becameHope church, and he was ordained minister. 
Nov. 1st, 181>2, he resigned his charge in order that he might de- 
vote more time to the evening school and college for the benefit of 
working men, in Cambridge, in connection with Harvard Univer- 
sity, known as The Prospect Union. This institution was founded 
by Mr. Ely, \\ith the aid of Prof. Francis G. Peabody, of Harvard, 
and other persons, in Jan., 1891. He was chosen to be the first 
president of the Union and continues to hold that office. He is also 
president of the Co-operative Union of America, and of the Co-op- 
erative Printing Society of Cambridge ; and pastor of the Union 
Parish Church of Arlington Heights. His chosen lifework is to up- 
lift and help laboring men, giving right direction to their energies 
and some brightness to their lot. 

49. Marv Louise Belcher, dau. of Abraham R. Belcher and 
Elizabeth .J. McLean, (41), was born in Cherry Valle3% N. Y., 
Sept. 26, 1871. and died there, July 8, 1895, aged 23. 

She married, July^ 12, 1894, Dr. Nathaniel Ferdinand Yates, 
son of Trevor Yates and Martha Moore. He was born in the town 
of New Lisbon, N. Y., July 8, 1858. His grandfather. Dr. William 
Yates, was born in England, in 1767. He attended the first course 
of lectures ever delivered by Dr. Abernethy. To more than ordi- 
nary talents was added great benevolence. He established a pri- 
vate insane asylum where the patients were treated on the humane 
plan. He came to America in 1799, pre^^ous to which he had be- 
come greatly interested in vaccination, just becoming known to the 
medical profession in j:ngland. He made the acquaintance of Dr. 


.li'iiiitT and olitained from liiiii a large suppl}' of virus, and iniiiiedi- 
ately on liis arrival in riiiladelphia lie engaged with the zeal of an 
ardent and |)liilanthropic mind to disseminate tlii' knowledge of the 
new discovery. It is certain that he was the first to introduce into 
America this great boon to humanit}'', although the credit of this 
intifxluction has been generally accorded to another. He pur- 
chased a large estate in what is now the town of Morris, Otsego 
Co., N. v., married a young lady in the Butternuts Valley, and 
passed the remainder of Ids life in that home. 

Dr. N. F. Yates was educated in the district school at Nobles- 
ville, at the Fairfield Seminary, and the Delaware I^iterary Institute 
at Franklin. He was seven years in a drug store, two years in the 
medical department of the University of Michigan, and graduated 
at the Long Island College Hospital in 18i>2, commencing active 
practice in Cherry \'alley, where he now lives. 


Florence Murtj, h. June 10, 1.S95. 


50. Robert Jonxsox, eldest son of Jesse Johnson and 3Iary 
Stevenson, (10), was born in Chatham, Conn., Aug. 9, 1769. A 
liandsome and promising young man, he chose to follow the sea, a 
vocation quite common among the young men of the Connecticut 
valley. He was captain of a sailing vessel plying between New 
England, New York and southern ports, notably the West Indies. 
On a homeward vo^-age in the spring of 1799 his vessel with several 
others encountered a terrific storm and were lost with all on board, 
not one survived to bring any certain news, and months of trying 
suspense followed, but no tidings ever came. He was in his 30th 

He married, Sept. 9, 1798, Lucy Wilcox,* dau. of Ozias Wil- 
cox and Mabel Gould. She was born in Middletown. Conn.. Aug. 
■2-2. 1774, and died in Little Falls, N. Y, 

Maria Mabel, b. Jan. 27, ISOO: m. Rev. Washington Thacher. (.")1) 

51. Maria Mabel Johxsox, dau. of Robert Johnson and Lucy 
Wilcox, (50), was born in Middletown. Conn., Jan. 27, 1800, and 
died in Onondaga, N. Y., July 30, 1827, aged 27. 

* Mrs. .Johnson married, 2nd, Sept. 30, 1808, Dr. .James Kennedy. (See foot-note to Family 


Slio iiKirric'd, Jiilv 17, 1822, Rev. ■\Vasiiington Tiiachek,* sou 
of Doa. Most's Tliiiclier and Sally Kead. He was born in Attle- 
li()r()u<2;li, Mass., Feb. 2."J, IT'.H. He was descended from a long line 
uf ministers ; according to the family tradition sixteen successive 
generations furnislied each their full quota of clergymen to the 
Cliristian Churcli in Kngland and this country. He was a lineal 
descendent of Hev. Thomas Thacher, the first pastor of the Old 
South Church, in IJoston. His father, a son of Rev. Peter Thacher, 
of Attleborongh, was one of a colony from that place, about the 
commencement of this centurj', to found a new settlement at Har- 
ford, Penn. Here Washington Thacher entered the select school of 
Rev. Lyman Richardson, and later his classical school, where his 
fondness for stud}' soon gave him the prestige of a good English 
and classical scholar. 

He studied theology under the Rev. John Truair, of Cherry 
\'alley, X. V.. and in 1821 was licensed to preach by the Presb}'- 
tery of Otsego, and was ordained, probably, at Morrisville, N. Y., 
where he served as stated supply until 1826. He then settled as 
pastor of the Presbj'terian church of Onondaga Valley, remaining 
there until 1833, when he accepted a call to the first Presbyterian 
church of Jordan, N. Y., and was installed by the Presbytery of 
Cayuga. After a long and successful pastorate failing health com- 
pelled him to resign. Improving in health he became the principal 
of Jordan academy, and a year later went to Eaton, N. Y., where he 
served the church as stated supply for three years. 

In July, 1847, he was appointed corresponding secretary of the 
Central Agency, at I'tica, N. Y., of the American Home Missionary 
Society, which post he filled with decided ability, until by over- 
exertion and exposure a protracted illness hastened the end. In 
182.') he received the degree of A. M. from Hamilton College, and 
for many years he was a trustee of the Auburn Theological Semi- 

* Rev. Washiugtou Tliaclici- inariiuj, 2uil, Dec. 17, 182S, Sarah TieiU Moriell, wlio was 
born in Neiv York City, July 10, 1802, and died in Utica, Feb. 27, 1849, aged 40. 


1. Georgf. WuKldiigton, \>. July 10, IS:51 ; ni. Sept. 1, 1870, Alice Nautilla Lewis; 

<1. Apr. 0, 1895, ae, 03. 

2. EdirnrO Morrell, h. July 7,1833; d. June 10, 1855, ae. 21. 

3. Eliznhelh Adii, li. July 2,1835; ni. Sept. 0, 1859, Philip N. Schuyler; 

d. May 5, 1865, ae. 29. 

4. William Whillock^ b-. Jan. 2,1837; ui. Oct. 0, 1880, Mariou Louisa Barnuin. 


narv. He was a thorough scholar and able writer, and in all the 
relations of life, public and private, the happiness and good of 
others were his chief consideration. He died in Utica, June 2:> 
1850, aged 56. 


1. Lucy Maria, b. June 25, 1823: m. Dr. Linus P. Brockett. (52) 

2. Robert Johnson, b. May 25,1825; m. Martha S. Southwick. (53) 

3. Sarah Malvina, b. July 20, 1827 : m. Orlo R. Damon. (54) 

52. Lucy Maria Thacher, dan. of Rev. AVashington Thacher 
and Maria M. Johnson, (51), was born in Morrisville, N. Y., June 
25, 1823. She resides in Brooklyn, X. Y. 

She married, Dec. 22, 1846, Dr. Linus Pieri'ont Brockett, son 
of Rev. Pierpont Brockett and Sarah Sage. He was born in Canton, 
Conn., Oct. 16, 1820. His early education was obtained at the 
Conn. Literary Institution, and at Brown University, R. I. He 
studied medicine in AVashington, D. C, and attended lectures at 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, graduated 
from the Yale Medical College, Feb., 1843. Soon after entering 
upon the practice of his profession his health became seriously im- 
paired, and as a change of climate seemed desirable, he went to 
(Tcorgetown, Ky., where he practiced some and lectured in George- 
town College. 

In the winter of 1845-6 he returned to the east with somewhat 
improved health, but still so uncertain that he abandoned his pro- 
fession and after a brief period in the book business, entered upon 
his life work as an author. He contributed largely to Magazines, 
Reviews and Periodicals ; many elaborate articles from his pen ap- 
pearing in "Barnard's Journal of Education." His philanthropic 
tastes led him to feel a deep interest in the care and training of the 
dependent classes, making thorough investigation into the condition 
of the blind, the deaf-mutes, the insane and the idiotic. In 1854 
he was a commissioner to prepare a report on the condition and his- 
tory of Idiocy in the state of Conn., and his report is to this day 
one of the standard documents in the literature of Idiotic instruc- 

In 1855 he accepted a position on the editorial staff of the New 
American Cyclopedia, and later was connected with Johnson's Cyclo- 
pedia, and others; his articles being geographical, biographical 


liistorical, educational, tlu'ological and medical. In 1857 Amherst 
College conferred on him the honorary degree of A. M. 'Meanwhile 
the Civil War came on and liis previous training fitted him to enter 
with great zeal into the literature called forth by the war. He wrote 
a number of campaign lives of generals and admirals, and aided in 
several histories of the war. Subsequently he wrote "Woman's 
Work in the Civil War," costing him an immense amount of labor, 
and having a very large circulation. He was the author of "Our 
Western Empire," "The Crescent and the Cross," " Philanthropic 
Results of the War," "The Early Protestants of the East," and 
many other volumes. 

In 1888 he began to contribute to the "Missionary Review of 
the World." He wrote well, accumulating his material by patient 
investigation, and his scholarly attainments and kindly heart 
rendered him always helpful -to the many who sought information. 
His nature was genial and lovable, and he was particularly helpful 
to 3'oung men who were struggling for an education. He died in 
Brooklyn, .Ian. 13, 181)3, aged 72. 

Arthur Thacher, b. Oct. 6, 1847 ; d. Jan. 31, 1854, ae. G. 

r)3. Roi'.KKT -ToiiNsox Thachkr, son of Rev. Washington Thacher 
and INIaria M. Johnson. (51), was born in Morrisville, N. Y,, May 
25, 1825. He was educated at the Jordan academ}', and then went 
to AVaterville and became a clerk in Mr. Bacon's store. Later he 
engaged in the hat and cap business in Hamilton, and in 1847 moved 
to a farm near ^larshall, where he lived for ten years, when he be- 
came a partner of J. L. Salisbury, Waterville, in the mercantile 
business. In 1870 ill health compelled him to retire from active 
life and in 1873 he moved to Rome, N. Y., where he died Jan. 13. 
18<»0, aged fi-1. 

He married, Dec. 1(5, IMIG, Martha Sophia Southwick, dan. 
of Benjamin Southwick and Clarissa Barton. She was born in 
SangerJield. X. Y., June 22, 1826, and resides in Rome. 


1. Benjamin Washington, li. Dec. 1<), 1847 ; (h Sept. 13, 1807, ae. 4i). 

2. Clara Mnria, li. July 2.S, 1S49 ; in. Albert B. Keeney. (.lo) 

3. (arolint Ida, b. Sept. 21t, 1S50 : m. Ploiulon R. Muggins. (5(i) 
■I- Mary, 1). J)ec. 8, 18(;3; ni. Frank H. Carroll. (57) 


54. Sakah Malvina Thacher, dau. of Rev. Washington 
Thaeher and Maria M. Johnson, (51), was born in Onondagn,. 
X. Y., July 20, 1827. She resides in Detroit, Mich. 

She married, Oct. 1!», 1853, Ori.o Rockwell Damon, son of 
Rnfus Damon and Abigail Andrews. He was born in Bridgewater, 
N. Y., Apr. 29, 1821, and died in Waterville, N. Y., Aug. li), 
1872, aged 51. 


1. Susan Augusta, b. Mar. 10, 1856; d. Mar. 27, 1857, ae. 1. 

2. George Thacher, b. Mar. 13, 1858; m. Nellie Mead. (58) 

Benjamin Washington Thacher, son of Robert J. Thacher and 
Martha S. Southwick, (53), was born in Sangerfield Center, N. Y., 
Dee. 19, 1847. He was educated in Waterville, and was then em- 
ployed in a store in that place for two or three years. In Sept., 
1871, he entered the treasurer's office of the New York, Oswego & 
^lidland Railroad, at Norwich, N. Y., and in 1873 the road became 
the New York, Ontario & Western, and the office was moved to 
New York, where he served until Mar., 1881, as clerk, cashier, 
general clerk, and general passenger and freight agent. That year 
he went to Laredo, Texas, and became cashier and auditor of the 
northern division of the Mexican Railroad, then being built from 
that point to Mexico. Upon the completion of the road in the fall 
of 1888, his headquarters were transferred to Mexico City, and he 
became general auditor. In Oct., 1889, he was appointed general 
passenger and freight agent, which position he held in that city, 
until his death, Sept. 13, 1897, aged 49. His remains were brought 
to Rome, N. Y., for interment. 

55. Clara Maria Thacher, dau. of Robert J. Thacher and 
Martha S. Southwick, (53), was born in Sangerfield Center, N. Y., 
July 28, 1849, and died in Rome, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1884, aged 34. 

She married, Sept. 15, 1875, Albert Barnes Keeney, son of 
Rufus Keeney and Sarah Ann Matteson. He was born in Beloit, 
Wis., Jan. 19, 1846. When he was less then a year old his parents 
moved to Rome, where he lived until his death. He was educated 
in the high school there, and at the age of twenty-one he became 


associated with his father in the hat, cu}) and fur business, hut 

retired from the ririn a short time l)efore his death, Apr. 11, 1884, 

at the age of 38. 


1. Flnrmce MaHmon, 
'_'. LUhin Tliachev, 
3. Clarence Rufnii, 


.Tun.- l!i, 1S7G. 


.laii. ;!. IsTlt. 


May H, 18S2. 

.'»r.. Cai; loA Tii.v( iiKH, dau. of Robert .1. Tliacher and 
Martha S. Southwick, (53), was born in Marshall, N. Y., Sept. 21», 

She married, Nov. IG. 1870, Plouden Rueben Hu(;oins, son of 
Ploudon Iluggins and Maria Harrington. He was born in Water- 
ville, N. Y., .lul}' 4. 1843. While young his parents moved to 
Belleville, N. Y., where he was educated in the Union Academ}-. 
Then the family returned to Waterville, and in Aug., 1863, he en- 
listed for four years in the U. S. Marine Corp and took part in 
several land engagements in addition to the off-shore service. He 
was on the "Mohican" at the bombardment of Fort Fisher and the 
first assault which resulted in its capture. In Feb., 1865, he se- 
cured an honorable discharge and entered the employ of Candee & 
Son, general merchants of Waterville, where he remained until 1870. 
when he bought a farm in l)es Moines county, Iowa, and lived in 
that state for eleven years, being part of the time in the mercantile 
business in Morning Sun. In 1881, he moved to Rome, N. Y., 
■where he is engaged in the insurance and real estate business. 



Martha Ma 



8, 1871. 




24, 187;i; «l. Aug. 8, 1878, ae. 




9, 187(;. 




9, 1880. 




l(i, 1883. 

57. Makv TiiAciiEK, dau. of Robert J. Thacher and Martha S. 
Southwick, (53), was born in Waterville, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1863. 

She married, Jan. 19, 1886, Frank HincivLey Carroll, son of 
Kiron Carroll and Frances Hinckley. He was born in Rome, N. Y., 
Nov. 8, 1851). Was educated at the Rome academy, graduated in 


1876, studied law with his father and was admitted to the Bar iu 
1881. The next year he went to Michigan, and lives in Pontiac, of 
which city he was elected mayor in 1895, and again in '96. He is 
auditor of the Pontiac, Oxford and Northern Railroad. As a mem- 
ber of the Masonic fraternity he is a Pastmaster of Pontiac Lodge, 
and Captain General of Pontiac Commandery, Knights Templar. 

58. George Thacher Damon, son of Orlo R. Damon and Sarah 
M. Thacher, (54), was born in Waterville, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1858. 

He married, .Tune 12, 1883, Nellie Mead, dau. of Fabius Junius 
Mead and Eleanor MacConnell. She was born in Kankalcee, 111., 
Oct. 31, 1865. She resides in Chicago, 111. 


1. George Mead, b. Oct. 4, 1884. 

2. Fabius Junius Ferdinand, b. Dec. 14, 1886. 


o\K Elizabeth -loiixsox, dan. of .losse .Johnson and Mary 
Stevenson, (10), was born in Chatham, Conn,, June 18, 1773. In 
1819 she moved with her children to the town of Cherry Valley, 
X. Y., and settled on a farm adjoining that of her father. In 183.5 
she with her daughter, Abigail, went to La Porte, Ind., taking a 
packet boat on the canal at Fort Plain for Buffalo, a trip of five 
days, hence by Lake Erie to Detroit where her son Samuel met them, 
and the drive to La Porte took eight daj^s. She made her home with 
her sons until her death, Sept. 10, 18,51, aged 78. 

She married. Apr. 0, 1794, Samuel Steavart, son of Daniel 
Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart. He was born in Chatham, Aug. 14, 
1772, and was a farmer. He died there, Apr. 27, 1817, aged 44. 







171)6 ; 


Eliza En.sign. 




Robert Johnson, 



— » 


1798 ; 


Dr. Eleazer Asi)in\vall : 
June 30, 1801. 




.Samuel, Jr., 






Phebe Norton. 



George William, 






1835, ae. 28. 


Abigail Johnson, 






June 13, 1851, ae. 37. 

60. Damkl Stewakt, son of Samuel Stewart and Elizabeth 
.Tohnson, (59), was born in Granville, Mass., Oct. 22, 1796. He 
moved to Cherry Valley, N. Y., in 1819, and subsequently engaged 
in tUe milling business in Fly Creek, and later in the southern part 
of the town of Cherry Valley. In .lune, 1836, he left with his wife 
and sons for the Avest, driving to Buffalo with their household goods 


in a lumber wagon. There they took a steamer for Detroit on June 

1(3, and were four days and nights on the lake, owing to rough 

weather. The roads were extremely bad in Michigan, and the best 

horse died when they were one hundred miles from La Porte, Ind.^ 

which was reached on July 6. He resumed milling for some time 

and then settled on a farm where he died July 26, 1875, aged 78. 

He married, Mar. 15, 1827, Eliza Exsigx, dau. of Ferris 

Ensign. She was born Jan. 26, 1805, and died in La Porte, Mar. 

10. 1849, aged 44. 


1. George William, h. Feb. 8,1828: d. Dec. 9, 1877, ae. 4i). 

2. Harvey Porter, b. Nov. 17, 1829; d. June 20, 1851, ae. 21. 

3. Henry Rosehooin, b. Sept. 5,1835; m. Maria E. Rhinehart. (63) 

4. Helen Maria, ) b. Sept. 5,1838; re.sides in La Porte. 

5. Sarah Elizabeth, \ b. Twins. d. Nov. 24, 1852, ae.-14. 

(J. Harriet Abigail. b. Sept. 28, 1841 : m. Nelson S. Brand. (64) 

7. Lucy Johnson, b. Dec. 14,1844; m. Dr. George Merritt. (65) 

61. Eliza Stewart, dau. of Samuel Stewart and Elizabeth 
.lohnson, (59), was born in Chatham, Conn., Oct. 2, 1798, and 
died in La Porte, Ind., Aug. 29, 1847, aged 48, leaving no 

She married, 1st, Dr. Eleazar Aspinwall, who died in Terre 
Haute, Ind., between Sept. 20, and Nov. 24, 1820. 

She married, 2nd, Feb. 16, 1843, William M. Wilson,* son of 

* W. M. Wilson married, 1st, Eliza Gard, dau. of Rev. Stephen Gard and Mary Pierce. 

She was born near Trenton, Ohio, Aug. 16, 1802, and died in La Porte county, May -23, 1S35, 

aged 32. 


1. Squire, b. 1S26; d. 182S. 

2. Stephen Gard, b. Sept. 21, 182S; ra. Aug. 22, 1848, Sarah .Jane Matthews. 

3. Xancy Ann, b. July 2.5,1833; m. Dr. Philander Loomis; 

d. Sept. 26, 1869, ae. 36. 

4. John McClintock, b. 18.3.5; d. 1835. 

He married, 2nd, May 19, 1836, Anna Pierce, dau. of Squire Pierce and Xancy (Jray. She 
was born in Butler county, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1813, and died in Clinton Township, Ind., Jan. 25 

1842, aged 28. 


5. Margarette, b. Feb. 25, 1837. 

6. J/ary, b. Sept. 21, 1838; m. Apr. 26, 1857, Sylvester Taber. 

7. John McClintock, b. May 20,1840; m. Dec. 25, 1859, Maria Golden. 

He married, 4th, Oct. 5, 1848, Permelia Johnson, dau. of David and Mary Johnson, and 
widow of Christopher C. Johnson. She was born near Lynchburgh, Va., Oct. 17, 1807, and 
died in La Porte, Mar. 22, 1856, aged 48. 

He married, 5th, Mar. 17, 1859, Mary Dinwiddle, dau. of Francis Windle and Eleanor Holt, 
and widow of David Dinwiddle, She was born in Chester county, Penn., Mar. 3, 1790. and died 
n La Porte, Dec. 26, 1882, aged 83. 


Jamos Wilson and Nancy McClintock. He was born in Northuni- 
berliiml. r.iiii.. Mni'. 17, IT'.M. and was a farmer. He died in 
Clint(.n townshii), liid., Dee. 22, 1861, aged 70. 

»;2. Samiei, Sthwaut, .)r., son of Samnel Stewart and Elizabeth 
Johnson, (5;»), was born in Chatham, Conn., May 10, 1804. In 
181!) the family moved to Cherry \' alley, N. Y., and settled on a 
farm. He was captain of a military company there and his sword 
is still in the family. In the spring of 1834 he started with his 
sister Eliza for the west in a covered wagon, and after a long tedious 
journey they settled on a farm about three miles from the present 
city of La Porte, Ind. There were but few houses where now stands 
that beautiful city; all lumber, dry goods, groceries, &c., had to be 
purchased at Michigan City, fifteen miles distant. He was a staunch 
Episcopalian and one of the founders of the church in La Porte. 
He was justice of the peace for two terms in Pleasant township, and 
a member of the legislature in 1846. He died in La Porte, Jan. 18, 
18411, aged 44. 

He married, Mar. 7, 1838, Piiebe Noktox, dau. of Dr. vStephen 
Norton and Sarah G. Hollister. She was born in New Lebanon, 
N. Y., Aug. 9, 1814, and resides in La Porte. 


1. John Hngehooin, b. Dec. 11, 1839; lu. Mary M. Sheldon ; Ellen P. Smith. 


2. Marietta, b. Apr. 3,1842; m. DeWitt C. McCollum. (67) 

3. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. G, 1844; tl. Feb. 11, 1858, ae. 13. 

4. Robert Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 184S ; m. Eliza E. Mossholder. (68) 

63. Henry Rosehoom Stewart, son of Daniel Stewart and 
Eliza Ensign, (60), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, N. Y., 
about four miles south of the village of that name, Sept. 5, 1835. 
The next year his parents moved to Indiana, and his early life was 
spent on a farm in La Porte county. Arriving at manhood he went 
to Plymouth, Ind., and was an engineer on the Wabash railroad for 
about twelve years, when he settled on a farm two and one-half 
miles west of Plymouth, where he died Apr. 18, 1883, aged 47. 

He married, Dec. 24, 1865, Maria Eliza RiiiNEirART, dau. of 


Abraham Rliinebart and Cevica Moore. She was boru in Plymouth, 
July 11, 18-lG, where she now resides. 


1. (ieorge Porter, b. Oct. 19, 1866: m. Celeste Kayder. (69) 

2. Lucy Etta, b. Nov. 27. 187-4 ; m. William BonDurant. (70) 

3. Coral Helen, b. July 38, 1878. 

64. Harriet Abkjail Stewart, dau. of Daniel Stewart and 
Eliza Ensign, (60), was born in La Porte, Ind., Sept. 28, 1841. 
She resides in Olathe, Kans. 

She married, Mar. 2, 1864, Nelson Samuel Brand, son of Allen 

Brand and Eliza Downer Lathrop. He was born in Conesville, 

X. Y., May 29, 1836. He was a descendant of Benjamin Brand. 

a British otlicer and sea captain, who brought his family to America 

about 1744, and settled in Conn. Nelson was a farmer and 

mechanic, and in the spring of 1857 went to La Porte. In the fall 

of 1.S61 he enlisted in Company C, 48th Reg., Indiana Volunteer 

Infantry, and served until Feb. 14, 1862, Avhen he was discharged 

for disabilities. He then lived in numerous places and engaged in 

various occupations until July, 1888, when he went to Kansas City, 

Mo., where he died Jan. 2, 1896, aged 59. 

1. A daughter, b. May 22, 1870; d. June 7, 1870. 
1. Allen Stewart, b. Mar. 30, 1872; is a mechanic and lives in Olathe. 

65. Lucy Johnson Stewart, dau. of Daniel Stewart and^Eliza 
Ensign, (60), was born in La Porte, Ind., Dec. 14, 1844, and died 
in Pittsburg, Penn., Jan. 18, 1887, aged 42, leaving no children. 
She was interred at the Cherry Valley, N. Y., cemetery. 

She married, June 25, 1878, Dr. George Merritt,* son of 

* Dr. Merritt married, 1st, June 18, 1851, Fannie Cornelia Gilbert, dau. of Rev. Sturges Gil- 
lien and Martha Cheney White. She was born in Great Barriugton, Mass., Dec 29, 1829, and 
died in Cherry Valley, May 19, 1877, aged 47. 

1. Fannie Amelia, h. Apr. 8,1852; m. Oct. 12, 1874, Samuel Alfred McClung. 
2.- George Little, b. Apr. 6,1853; m. July 31, 1SS2, Carrie Adah Hillman. 

3. Julia Augusta, h. July 5,1855; m. June 18, 1891, Charles Willis Bronson. 

4. Martha Isabel, b. Mar. 22, 1857. 

5. Ma, b. Apr. 2,1860; d. Apr. 20, 1880. 

6. Jennie, b. Sept. 10. 1861; d. Nov. 25, 1861. 

7. Edith Gilbert b. Mar. 24, 1865; ra. Apr. 15, 1891, Harry Stanley Giles. 


Josopli Mcrritt and ClKiilotte Snutli. He was born in Cherry Valley. 
Feb. ;•, ls-_>!». lie hc'oaii the study of medicine in the office of Dr. 
Men/.o White, in tiie Latter part of 1845, continuing there three 
years, then attended the spring term of lectures at the Geneva, 
X. v., Medical College and the fall term of the Medical College at 
Castleton, where he graduated. This last is now the medical depart- 
ment of the University of Vermont. He commenced the practice of 
his profession in Cherry \'alley in 1850, and continued therein until 
his sudden death. He was for several years Supervisor of the town, 
and was an active Mason for forty-five years. His only son, George 
L., succeeds him in an extensive practice. He died in Cherry 
Valley. Oct. 26, 18')."), aged G(;. 

6(). .loiiN R<)SKBO(^M Stewaht. SOU of Samuel Stewart, .Jr., and 
Phebe Norton, ((52), was born in I. a Porte, Ind., Dec. 11, 1839. 
He was a farmer in that county until 1878, when he went to Nebraska, 
and lived in Omaha, Fort Calhoun, Waterloo and Schuyler, being in 
the latter place seven years. He followed various branches of busi- 
ness as opportunity afforded. In 1889, he went to Lewis county, 
Washington, and has a fruit ranch near Newaukum. 

He married, 1st, INIar. 28, 1860, Mary Maria Sheldon, dan. of 
Correl Charles Sheldon and Eliza Humphrey. She was born in 
Olean, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1842, and died in La Porte, Feb. 25, 1871, 
aged 28. 

He married, 2nd, Nov. 26, 1872, Ellen Paulina Smith, dau. of 
John Derlin Smith and Harriet Eliza Austin. She was born in La 
Porte, Dec. 9, LSol. 

Children ; — by the first marriage. 

1. EUaheth, 1.. :>rar. IS, 1861 ; m. Frank A. Churchill. (71) 

2. I/en Heft a, h. Mar. 1.1868: m. John H. Long. (72) 

Children ; — by the second marriage. 

.3. Jexsie Delina, b. Oct. 19, 1873. 

4. Marietta, b. Feb. 24, 1887. 

5. Frances, b. July 2J), 188!l. 

67. Marietta Stewakt, dau. of Samuel Stewart, Jr., and Phebe 
Norton, (62), was born in La Porte, Jnd., Apr. 3, 1812. 


She married, Sept. 11, 1866, DeWitt Clixtox McCoi.lum, son 
of George Sherwood McColluni and Achsa Wing. He was born in 
La Porte, May 10, 1842. He was a farmer until Aug. 11, 1862, 
when he enlisted as 2nd Sergeant in Company 1 . 87tb Regiment, 
Indiana Volunteers, but served in the capacity of Orderly Sergeant. 
His regiment was first engaged at the battle of Perryville, Ky., Oct. 
8. 1802. and participated in all the skirmishes and marches throuo-h 
Ky. and Tenn., up to the battle of Chickamauga where it was again 
engaged on the 19th and 20th days of Sept., 1863. For meritori- 
ous conduct in this battle he was recommended by his colonel and 
commissioner as First Lieiit. of his company, Jan. 21, 1864, and 
on the first day of Apr., he took command of his company until the 
close of the war on account of the Captain being absent on detached 

His regiment participated in all of the battles in front of Atlanta, 
Ga., including that of Jonesboro, and entered the city with the bal- 
ance of the army. He was in the great campaign with Sherman to 
the sea, or to Savannah, and was with the army through the Caro- 
liuas to Raleigh, where Joseph E. Johnston surrendered the Confed- 
erate army to Sherman ; after which marched north to Richmond, 
and to Washington, and was in the grand review. Was honorably 
discharged as Brevet Captain on June 14, 1865, by reason of the 
close of the war. 

He returned to farm life but after three j^ears commenced mer- 
cantile business in La Porte. He was one of the Board of Commis- 
sioners appointed by Gov. Gray and the State officers of Indiana 
that built the Soldiers' and Sailors' monument at Indianapolis, which 
cost 8400,000. In the winter of 1895-6 he joined the soldiers' col- 
ony at Fitzgerald, Ga., until 1897. He lives in La Porte. 


1. ireorgiana, b. Oct. 31,1867; d. Apr. 12, 1871, ae. 3. 

2. Samuel Stewart, b. June 5, 1870. 

3. George Sherwood, b. Jan. (J, 1874. 
4- Edwin John, b. Apr. 9, 187fl. 
5. Eraline, b. Jan. 21, 1882. 

08. Robert S.amuel Stewart, son of Samuel Stewart. Jr., and 
Phebe Norton, (62), was born in La Porte, Ind., Aug. 24, 1848. 


In Sept., 1HH7, he went to Wellington, Kansas, wliere he was em- 
ployed by Wells, Fargo & Co. In the spring of 1893 he went to 
Kansas City, Mo., and is in tlio employ of the city railroad com- 

He iiuuried, Dec. 31, 1879, Ei.iza Etta Mossiiolder, dau. of 
Richard ^Mossholder and Christena Fredrica Hilt. She was born in 
Minerva, Ohio, Apr. 18, 1848. She resides in La Porte. 


1. Cora Ada, b. Jan. 8, 1882. 

2. Edith Rowena, b July 9, 1886. 

69. GEOH(iK PoitTKK Stkwaut, son of Henry K. Stewart and. 
Maria YZ. Khinehart, (63), was born in Plj'month, Ind., Oct, 19, 
1866. lie was educated in the pnblic school, learned telegraphy in 
1886, and was then employed by the Penn. R. R. Company, and in 
1893 became train dispatcher at Fort Wajuie, Ind. 

He married, June 20, 1893, Celeste Rayder, dau. of Jess? 

Finley Rayder and Nellie Keating. She was born in Plymouth, 

July 13, 1871. 


Zillah Marguerite, b. Oct. 19, 1894. 

70. Lucy FItta Stewart, dau. of Henry R. Stewart and Maria 
E. Rliinehart, (63), was born in Plymouth, Ind., Nov. 27, 1874. 

She married, Oct. 27, 1896, William BoxDuraxt, son of Jeptha 
BonDurant and Mary Elizabeth Paisley. He was born in Plymouth, 
Dec. 23, 1868. He is a professional artist, and lives in South 
Bend, Ind. 

71. Elizabeth Stewart, dau. of John R. Stewart and JNIary M. 
Sheldon, (66), was born in La Porte count}', Ind., Mar. 18, 1861. 

She married, Sept. 26, 1877, Frank Albert Churchill, son of 

Franklin George Churchill and Amelia Laman. He was born in 

Addison, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1856. He lives in Bradford, Penn., and 

is editor-in chief of ''The Bradford P^venins; Star." 

Helen, h. St-pt. K5, 1879. 



72. Henrietta Stewart, dau. of John R. Stewart and Mary M. 
Sheldoii, (66), was born in La Porte, Ind., Mar. 1, 1868. 

She married, Mar. 1, 1893, John Hexry Loxg,* son of William 
Henry Long and Soeelia Wirick. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. 
Nov. 27. 1845. He left for Iowa in 1860. and three years later 
went to Boise City, Idaho, and the following year to Lewis county, 
Washington. On this long journey he drove an ox team to pay for 
his board. He is a man of natural ability and had good educational 
advantages, and was soon recognized as a leader in the pioneer 
community in which he lived. In 1868 he was elected Assessor of 
Lewis county, and two years later County Treasurer. He was Rep- 
resentative in 1876, Territorial Councilman in 1880, and State 
Senator in 1889. He was spokeu of for Governor in 1892, but 
owing to the death of his son Charles, he refused the nomination. 
He lives near Chehalis, and is a farmer. 

Letitiii. 1). Jan. i, 1894. 

* J. H. Loug married, 1st, Mar. 5, 186S, Deborah Waterman Hodgdon, dau. of Stephen 
Hodgdon and Deborah Bosworlh. She was born in Halifax, Mass., Mar. 6, ISoO, and died in iX 
I'aso, Tex., Feb. 7, 1892, aged 41. 

1. Florence Adelaide, b. 

2. Charles Elmer, b. 

3. Frederick William, b. 

4. Stanley Bosicorth, b. 

5. Oscar Stephen, b. 

6. JoHephine Mabel, b. 

7. Harry Waterman, b. 


Dec. 3,1868; m. 
May 22,1871; d. 
Sept. 7, 1873. 
Xov. 2, 1875. 
Apr. 3,1880; d. 
June 28, 1881. 
July 12, 1885. 

Sept. 5, 1888, William Burton Alien. 
July 10, 1892, ae. 21. 

Jan. 1, 1881. 


73. Mahy?Johnson, dau. of Jesse Johnson and Mar}' Steven- 
son, (10), was born in East Haddam, Conn., May 17, 1775. She 
■was an intelligent, well-balanced, affectionate, christian woman, 
nnsellishly devoted to her family and domestic duties. In 1837 she 
and her daughter Lucy went to Claridon, Ohio, and after the latter's 
marriage she made her home with her son, Eli, in Painesville, Ohio, 
where she died, Sept, 10, 1849, aged 74. 

She married, Oct. 23, 1796, Col. P^li Wilder, son of Dea. John 
Wilder and Hannah Austin. He was born inHartland, Conn., May 
2, 1770. From a book of the Wilder Family, published in 1878, 
by Rev. Moses H. Wilder, of Brooklyn, N. Y., the following is 
gleaned: "The first Wilder of whom we have knowledge was 
Nicholas, a militar}' chieftain in the army of the Earl of Richmond, 
at the battle of Bosworth Field, Aug. 22, 1485. On Apr. 15, 14!) 7. 
being the twelfth year of the reign of Henry VII, the latter gave to 
Nicholas as a token of his favor a landed estate with a coat of arms, 
which estate is still held by his heirs. 

Thomas, of the fourth generation from Nicholas, died in 1634, 
leaving a widow Martha and five children, John, Thomas, Eliza- 
beth, Edward and Mary, all of whom in 1638 emigrated to Massa- 
chusetts Bay. Thomas settled in Charlestown, was made a freeman 
in 1640 and died in 1692. From him in direct line came John, a 
farmer of Lancaster, Mass., born in 1646; John, also a farmer of 
Lancaster, bap. Mar. 12, 1673; Jonas, born in Lancaster, in 1699^ 



moved to Lyme, Conn., in 1733, and to Havtlancl in 17G0, where he 
(lied in 1797. The "Connecticut Historical Collections" has the 
following notice of the latter, taken from the " Hartford Couraut," 
of 179(3, by a Hartland correspondent : "There is now living in this 
town a Mr. .Jonas AVilder, in the 97th year of his age, a steady, in- 
dustrious man, seldom losing a day's work by reason of infirmity or 
old age. He is the oldest man in the town by several years. He 
has had two wives, both of the same name, both christian and 
maiden; with the last he has lived over sixty years. He has had 
thirteen children, all of whom are living, the oldest being 73, and 
the youngest 46 years of age. His sons, seven in number, have 
sustained the following honorable offices besides town and society 
offices : one colonel, one major, one captain, two lieutenants, three 
justices of the peace, three representatives and three deacons. His 
posterity were numbered in 1795, and found to be 232, all but 15 
of them were then living." His son, Dea. John, was the father of 
Col. Eli, and died in 1805. 

Col. Eli Wilder was a gentleman of the old school, courteous and 
gracious in his manners, refined in his speech, and enjoyed the con- 
fidence of his town's people to a remarkable degree, being elected 
magistrate for many years. He was colonel of the militia of his 
district and served several terms in the legislature. Though consti- 
tutionally conservative he was a man of broad and tolerant spirit. 
He died in Hartland, Aug. 14, 1835, aged 65. 






!), 1798 ; 


Phebe Wilder. (74) 


Mary Louisa, 



7, 1800: 


Lester Taylor. (75) 





20, 1802 ; 


Phebe J. Coleman. (76) 





10, 1804; 


Dr. Erastus Goodwin. (77) 


liohert Johnson, 



Hi, 1807 ; 


Oct. 27, 1826, ae. 19. 


John Andrews, 



12, 180!); 


Aug. 11, 1827, ae. 18. 





12, 1811 ; 


July 7, 1813, ae. 2. 


Eli Trumbull, 





Julia W. Wakefield ; Larissa M. 
[Kendig. (78) 


Seth Loomis, 



28, 181(5; 


Harriet Thayer; Lydia B. 

[(irout. (79) 


A 'laughter, 



9, 1818; 


Sept. 21, 1818. 


Hannah Elizabeth, 





Dec. 3, 1825, ao. 2. 



71. Calvin Wii.DKif, son of Col. Kli Wilder, and Mary .lohnson, 
(7;5), was born in Ilartland, Conn., .May 0, 171)8. lie was a farmer 
and lived on the old homestead with his father. In 1823 he held 
the office of town clerk. For some time he carried the mail between 
Ilartland nnd Hartford, and was one of a military company known 
in those days as "Troopers." He died suddenly in Winsted, Conn.. 
Sept. 1.'., 18:32, aged 34. 

lie married, Dec. 2(5, 1821, Piiebe Wilder, dan. of Thomas 

Wilder and Tryphena Austin. She was born in IJarkhamsted, Conn., 

Sept. 1), 1791), and died in .lottVrson, X. Y., Feb. 14, 1874, aged 



Watson E. French. (80) 

Marinda Pickett ; ^Nlaiv H. Thomas. 


Maranda F. Finch. (82) 

Sept. 4, 1846, ae. 18. 

Watson E. French. (83) 


J/unj Louisa, 




1823 ; 



Austin. Joseph, 







Deloss Dwight, 







Lucy Ann, 




1828 : 









75. Mary Louisa Wilder, dan. of Col. Eli Wilder and Mary 
Johnson, (73), was born in Ilartland, Conn., Aug. 7, 1800, and 
died in Claridon, Ohio, May 5, 1870, aged 69. 

She married, May 2, 1821, Lester Taylor, son of Childs Taylor 
and Rhoda Bates. He was born in Hartland, Aug. 5, 1798. Soon 
after their marriage they started for their new home, a log house in 
the woods, in Claridon, Ohio, and were four weeks on the road with 
a pair of horses and wagon. He had been there previousl}' and 
taught school in the winter, in Mentor, in a log house. His ninety 
scholars were from eleven different states, with as many different 
school books. They lived in their log house seven years, till it was 
burned with nearly everything in it. He was Colonel of the militia 
in 1828, and Associate Judge under the old state constitution. In 
1830, the Ohio legislature chose him one of three commissioners to 
survey, appraise and sell sixty thousand acres °of land for the 
Western Reserve School fund. He was sent to the legislature as 
Representative in 1832 and '34, and again in 1844-5; and to the 
Senate in 18oG-7. Was elected Speaker j)ro tern of the Senate and 
served most of the time during the two sessions, as the Lieutenant 


Governor was absent mucli of the time. He called the Senate to 
order the first time they met in the new State House. He was Jus- 
tice of the Peace in ]84o and Associate Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas from 1847 to 1850. 

In 1882, fifty years after he was a member of the House first, 
he was invited to Columbus as ex-member, and on his entrance to 
each branch the rules were suspended and he was pul)licly introduced 
from the Speaker's stand and made a speech. Ten years later he 
again visited Columbus when the same courtesies were shown him. 
He was the member of the Congregational church connected with 
the association of Congregational churches of Lake and Geauga 
counties, and was the presiding officer for fifteen years from its 
organization, and was three times sent as delegate to the National 
Councils; to the first Council in Boston in 1865, to Detroit in 1.S77 
and to IMinneapolis in 1895. 

He was for many years president of the first Agricultural Society 
of the county, and is now the only living Charter member. He was 
the first president and still remains so of the Pioneer Society, and 
never failed to be present at their meetings till 1895, but was able 
to preside as usual the next year. For years he was a favorite 
speaker at Pioneer meetings in other counties as well as his own, 
often addressing thousands in the woods from the stump, in the 
city opera houses and public halls. He delivered a Fourth-of-July 
oration in 1820, and on July 3, 1897, after speaking for forty min- 
utes at the Burton celebration in the forenoon, he went to Claridon 
and spoke for over half an hour in the afternoon, seventy-se^ en 
years later. 

Making no claim to be a prophet or the son of a prophet, in in- 
troducing public speakers he three times named them as future 
Presidents ; at a convention in Chardon he introduced jNIr. Hayes 
as the next Governor and future President of the United States ; 
Gen. Garfield was introduced by him at Chardon as the next Repre- 
sentative in Congress and future President, and at liurton in 
1894 he introduced Mr. McKinley as the candidate for Gover- 
nor and the next Republican President, which he lived to see 


He did not have a liberal education, only attending school 
winters till he was sixteen, and teaching several winters in Conn, 
and Ohio. The farm where he first settled is still his home and he 



intends to pass the remaining days of his life under tlie time-honored 



/i^oherf De Witt, 





(1. Mar. 1, 1830, ae. 5; killed by 
[fall of a tree. 







1827 : 

lu. Anna B. Cleveland. 



Mar\i Johnnon, 





i-e.sides in Claridon, Ohio. 


Lester De Witt, 




1832 : 

ni. Carnielia Brainard. 



Lucy Wilder, 





ni. Clinton Goodwin. 



Jane Sophia, 





ni. William D. Ringland. 



Susan lioseboom, 





m. Ozro R. Newcomb. 


76. Horace Wilder, son of Col. Eli Wilder and Mary John- 
son, (73), was born in Hartland, Conn., Aug. 20, 1802. He grad- 
uated at Yale College in 1823, studied law while a private tutor in 
Virginia and was there admitted to practice. In 1827 he went to 
Ashtabula, Ohio, and continued the practice of his profession there 
till 1836, when he went to Conneaut, Ohio, but returned to Ashta 
l»ula in the winter of 1862-63. Ranking with the ablest members 
of the Ohio Bar, he was elected Judge of the Common Pleas and 
District Courts of the Ashtabula district, and in 1863 he became one 
of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Ohio. He was colleague at 
the Bar Avith R. P. Ranney, B. F. Wade and J. R. Giddings. His 
legal integrity is illustrated by an incident of stormy times ; at a 
convention for nominating judge, it was proposed to pledge the 
nominee not to remand a fugitive slave back to his master, notwith- 
standing the U. S. Supreme Court had declared the law to be consti- 
tutional. Horace AVilder refused to pledge himself as to what his 
holding might be in any case before hearing it, agreeing with Lord 
Mansfield on a similar occasion. " that if a man gives a right sen- 
tence upon hearing one side only, he is a wicked judge, because he 
is right by chance only and has neglected taking the proper method 
to be informed." 

In May, 1867, he retired from practice and went to Red Wing, 
Minn., where he resided with his brother Eli. The relations of 
these brothers was of rare and delicate amity. In an address 
before the council of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Whipple said of 
him : "'Hon. Horace Wilder, of Christ Christ, Red Wing, was one 
wiio lived by the Prophet's rule, — ' to do justly, to love mercy, and 


to walk humbly with God. I never looked into his gentle face 
without thinking that in him, the hoary head was a crown of glory, 
for he was found in the way of Righteousness.' " 

One of the oldest graduates of Yale College, he had won the 
highest honors in his profession, but his highest honor was that like 
Nathaniel of old: — ''he was a man in whom there was no guile." 
lie died in Red Wing, Dec. 26, 1.S89, aged 87. 

He married, Oct. 29, 1S33, Phebe Jerusiia Coleman, dau. of 
Dr. Elijah Coleman and Phebe Spencer. She was born in Ashtab- 
ula, Mar. 27, 1815, and died in Conneaut, Aug. 18, 1847, aged 32. 


1. Eihjar Seddon, b. June 16, 1838. 

2. Arthur Morson, b. Dec. 1(3, 1S40; lives in Red Wing. 

3. Alice, b. Apr. 30, 1843: d. Dec. 8, 1844, ae. 1. 

4. Horace Coleman, b. July 3,1845: d. Mar. 1,1846. 

5. Julia, b. Julj^ 29, 1847 ; d. Feb. 8, 1848. 

77. LrcY WiLDEK, dau. of Col. VA\ AVilder and Mary Johnson, 
(73), was born in Hartland, Conn., Dec. 10, 1804, and died in 
Burton, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1878, aged 73, leaving no children. 

She married, Feb. 28, 1848, Dr. Erastus Goodwix,* son of 
Michael Goodwin and Elizabeth Smith. He was born in New Hart- 
ford, Conn., Feb. 3, 1784. He studied medicine with his brother- 
in-law. Dr. Thomas C. Brinsmade, moved to Ohio in 1811, and 
settled in Burton. He was one of the earliest physicians in that 
section and had an extensive practice ; a skillful practitioner and a 
man much respected by the community. He died in Burton, Jan. 1, 
1869, aged 84. 

* Dr. Goodwin married, UX, Feb. 20, 1814, Dotia Gilbert, Cam. of Judge Gilbert. She was 
born in Weybridge, Vt., in 1791, and died in Burton, Nov. 11, 1^1(3, aged 55. 


1. Sherman Gouid, b. Nov. 21, ISll; m. Apr. 15, 1S3S, Lydia Cook; 

d. Jan. 8, 1884, ae. 69. 

2. Erastus Lloyd, b. July 17,1818; ra. June ti, 1853, Laura I'eet; 

d. Jan. 6, 1884, ae. 65. 

3. Homer Miclxuel, b. Oct. 15,1819; m. Oct. 29, 1S49, Maryette Cowles; 

d. July 6, 1896, ae. 76. 

4. Mary Eliza, b. Dec. 7,1822; m. Oct. 8, 1849, Dr. Eden Porter Peters; 

d. June 6, 1875, ae. 52. 

5. Margaret Maria, b. Apr. 28, 1832; m. Apr. 19, 1852, Edward Sharpe Ross. 

6. Leicis Hunt, b. Dec. 29,18:53; m. -Jan. 26, 1858, Harriet Elvira Smith. 


78. I'J.i 'riitMiuii. W'li.Di.i;. sou of Col. Kli Wilder and INIary 
Johnson, (7;i), wus horn in Hiu'tland. Conn., Nov. 27, l)-ii;3. He 
left there in Feb., l.s;);3, for Ashtabula, Ohio, and entered the ofKce 
of his brother Horace, and in Aug., 1835, was admitted to the F>ar. 
He returned to Conn., where he remained two years and then went 
to Paiuesvilii', Ohio, and commenced professional life as a member 
of the tirm of Hitchcock & Wilder. In the spring of 1854, he was 
ai)pointed a Judge of the Court of Connnon Pleas, and of the Dis 
trict Court, by the Governor of Ohio, to fill a vacancy. A news- 
paper clipping says of him. in a notice of his brother Horace : 
" AVho, ac(piainted with the IJai- of Ashtabula, Lake and (ieauga 
counties twenty j'ears ago, does not remember them as among the 
foremost, and in some respects the foremost, of its able members?" 

Jn l.s.')(! he moved to Red Wing, Minn., where he now resides. 
•' For over thirty years J^li T. Wilder has been an honored and most 
respected citizen of Red Wing, esteemed and beloved by her people 
for his public and private charities, and justly prominent in the state 
as a jurist, and one of the most active and influential of the lay 
members of the Episcopal Diocese," 

He married, 1st, May 22, 18oi), Jilia Wkight Wakekielu, dan. 
of Dr. Luman Wakefield and Betsy Rockwell. She was born in 
Winsted, Conn., Oct. 1, 1815, and died in Red AVing, Feb. 16, 
1866, aged 50. 

He married, 2nd, Oct. 1, 1.S68, Larissa Matilda Kendk;, dan. 
of Daniel S. Kendig and Maria Southwick. She was born in 
Waterloo, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1826. 

Children: — by the first marriage. 

1. Ann WalceflehL h. May 18, 1841 ; d. May 6, 1848, ae. nearly 7. 

2. Eliza Seymour, b. Sept. 6, 1S4() : d. Mar. 24, 1851, ae. 4. 
By adoption, Ella Boeck* 

71). Sktii Loomis Wildeh, son of Col. Eli Wilder and Mary 
.Johnson, (73), was born in Hartland, Conn., May 28, 1816. He 
located in Winsted, Conn., and was a partner of Dea. John Hins- 
dale in mercantile business, and also in the employ of Rockwell & 

* Ella R. Wilder whk born in H!immi)n(lKi)ort, N. V., Oct. 8, 185.5. She married, Dec. 19, 
1^77, Henry Arthur Willard, Kon of Swante .lohn Willard and Anna Matson. lie wan born in 
Red Wing, Fel). 10, lS5(i. 


Hinsdale, a well-known firm of fifty years ago. At the time of his 
death he was manager of the Thayer Scythe Works. He died in 
"Winsted, Sept. 27, 1<S64, aged 48, leaving no children. 

He married, 1st, Sept. 10, 1840, Harriet Thayer, dan. of 
Wheelock Thayer and Clarissa Fuller. She was born in Winsted, 
July 22, 1822, and died there. June 23, 1857, aged 34. 

He married, 2nd, Apr. 10, 1858, Lydia Pierce Groit,* dan. of 
Rufus Barton and Xancy Goddard, and Widow of Edwin Grout. 
She was born in Millbury, Mass., Mar. 23, 1813, and died in Wor- 
cester, Mass., Feb. 2, 1805, aged 81. 

80. Mary Louisa Wilder, dau. of Calvin Wilder and Phebe 
Wilder, (74), was born in Hartlaud, Conn., May 12, 1S23. and 
died in Winsted, Conn,, Nov. 26, 1846, aged 23. 

She married. Aug. 28, 1843, Watsox Emerson Frexcii. son of 
Rufus Hewitt French and Clarissa Tiffany. He was born in Hart- 
land, Dec. 7, 1821, and was a mechanic. For forty years he lived 
about two and one-half miles north-east of Riverton, Conn., where 
he died June 3, 1803, aged 71. 


1. Cah-in Wilder, h. Aug. 23, 1844; d. Aug. 19, 1860, ae. nearly 16. 

2. Ma nj Louisa, b. Sept. 2,1846; m. George H. Eansbothan. (89) 

81. AiSTix Jo.-^EPH Wilder, son of Calvin Wilder and Phebe 
Wilder, (74), was born in Hartland, Conn., Sept. 9, 1824. When 
a young man he went to Jefferson, N. Y., and followed the trade of 
carpenter during all his life. He was of an earnest christian char- 
acter and respected by all who knew him. He died in Jefferson, 
Sept. 25, 1878, aged 54. 

He married, 1st, Aug. 27, 1856, Marixda Pickett, dau. of 
Jeremiah Pickett and Sophia Ruland. She was born in Jefferson, 
Oct. 10, 1825, and died there, Apr. 8, 1868, aged 42. 

* Lydia P. Barton married, 1st, Dec. 1, lS3fi, Edwin Grout, son of Jonathan Grout and Sally 
De Wolf. He wag born in Millbury, Aug. 4, UVZ, and died in Boston, Mass., May 20, 1S40, aijed 



Lydia Ann, h. Dec. 1,1844; m. Sept. 18, 1866, Arthur Augustus Goodell; Sept. 4, 1883, 

Col. Fred Williams Wellington. 


He married, 2ii(l, Mar. l(i, 1870, Makv Havens Thomas, dau. 
of Orrin Thomas and Betsey Elizabeth Kose. She was born in 
Jefferson, Feb. IS. IS 11. and lives near Stamford, N. Y. 

('hii.d: — by tlie tiist marriage. 

1. Orville Howd, li. .lunc 3,1857; m. Carrie F. Merrill. (!lO) 

Children : — by the second marriage. 

2. h'ohert Forest. 1). Aug. (i, 1871 : is a farmer in Jefferson. 

3. I'hebe Elizabeth, h. Ft-h. 3,1874; m. P'rank Hoaglaud. (!>1) 

4. Deloss, b. Feb. 6, 1876 ; d. Mar. 4, 1876. 

5. f:Ua Thomag, b. Nov. 10, 1877. 

82. Deloss Dwigiit Wilder, son of Calvin Wilder and Phebe 
Wilder, (74), was born in West Hartland, Conn., Feb. 23, 1826. 
After years of hard labor on the farm, he went to California in 
1853, taking seven months to complete the journey overland. He 
worked in the Placer county mines with varied success until June, 
1850, when he started a small dairy in Marin county with a capital 
of S200. This proved successful and in 1871 he moved to Santa 
Cruz, and entered into an extensive business in the same line with 
L. K. Baldwin, the partnership continuing until 1885, when it was 
dissolved by mutual consent. The property then consisted of 4,030 
acres, with two ranch houses two miles apart. Mr. Wilder pur- 
chased the lower portion containing 2,330 acres for $32,000 in addi- 
tion to his original one-half interest in the entire property. Situated 
four miles north of Santa Cruz, natural advantages and yankee in 
genuity have made " Wilder's Dairy" one unexcelled on the coast. 
With 300 cows yielding an average of 275 pounds of butter daily, 
the buildings of the ranch resemble a small village. AVater brought 
from a mountain reservoir 8,000 feet distant, with 220 feet fall, 
furnishes power for the cream separators and various other machin- 
ery, beside running a one-hundred light dynamo by which all the 
buildings and yards are lighted. The raising of horses, swine and 
thoroughbred poultry is also an important adjunct. 

He married, Oct. 13, 1867, Maranda Florenza Finch,* dau. of 

* Maranda F. Shippy in., 1st, Mar. 2.3, IS.")!, Isaac S. Finch, son of Isaac R. Finch and Hannah 

Tewileger. He was born in Nik's, Mich., Mar. 5, 1830, and died in Hagar, Mich., May 2:'., 18.58, 

aged 28. 


1. Charles William , b. Feb. 8,18.52; ni. Mar. 31, 1S74, Abbic Louisa Merrill. 

2. Madison Frederick, b. Feb. 10, 1851; ni. Apr. 15, 1877, Ada Eloiee Merrill. 



AVilliam Sliippy and Lydia Ingram, and widow of Isaac S. Finch. 
She was born in Watertown, X. Y., Sept 2, 1831. 


1. Delo&s Burton, h. Aug. 20, 1868. 

2. Mehin Dwight, b. :Mar. 24, 1875. 

83. Susan Wilder, dan. of Calvin Wilder and Phebe Wilder, 
(74), was born in Hartland, Conn., Ang. 20, l.s30. She resides in 
Riverton, Conn. 

She married, Jan. 1, 1850, Watson Emersox French. (See 
Family 80.) 


1. Leroy Emerson, b. Oct. 13,1850; m. Mary A. Kerwood. (»>2) 

2. William Cari'osso, b. Mar. 4,1852; m. :\Iarilla A. Kichardson : Carrie 

[L. Smith. (!«) 

3. Emerson Watson, b. Mar. 24,1854; d. Apr. 2, 1854. 

4. Deloss Dwight. b. Mar. 21, 1855; m. Mary E. Richardson. 0!4) 

5. Horace Wilder, b. Aug. 13, 1860; m. Fannie E. :Moxley. (5)5) 

<S4. LaRoyal Taylor, son of Lester Taylor and Mary L. 
Wilder, (75), was born in Claridon, Ohio, May 27, 1827. He en- 
listed in the U. S, Navy in 1849 and served three years and four 
months on the ship "Independence," of the Mediterranean sCiUadron. 
It was a time of peace and he never saw any engagement. Acting 
as Past-Midshipman's Steward, he spent much time on shore and 
visited all the countries and cities on that sea. His roving disposi- 
tion satisfied, he returned home, married and settled down to farm 
life. He enlisted in Company E, 105th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry, in Aug., 1862. and was first Sergeant. The review at 
Louisville, Ky., with the mercury at 100 degrees in the shade, fol- 
lowed soon after by the retreat from Bragg's army, sent him to the 
hospital. He rejoined his regiment but was discharged for disabil- 
ity May 16, 1863, having seen little active service. He never fully 
recovered his health. He lives near Willoughby, Ohio. 

He married. May 18, 1854, Anna Butler Cleveland, dan. of 
Dr. John Smith Cleveland and Cliloe Butler. She was born in 
Akron, Ohio, Oct. 31, 1836. 



1. Ainietta t^ophia, b. Mar. 26, ISS.'}; m. H. A. Rice ; T. V. Stockton. (<:6) 

-2. Hnijal Clerfland, b. June 24, lK.-)7 ; in. Sylvia J. Pike. (it?) 

o. EUa Cook, b. .Tune IS, IKfil : in. Fred E. Pre.slej'. (iW) 

4. John Wilder, b. Dec. 18, ISWJ ; d. ,Tan. 1, 1«»7, ae. ;50. 

5. Mary Alice, b. Sept. 17, 1870; ni. Van Deusen Farquharson. (;•<•) 

85. Lestkk DeWitt Taylor, son of Lester Taylor and Mar}- L, 
Wilder, (75), was born in Claridon, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1832. He was 
a fanner, and in Anti'., 1.SG2, he enlisted in the 105th reg., Ohio 
A'olunteer Infantry, with his brother LaRoyal ; was promoted to be 
Sergeant Major, and was in many battles, the first, Perryville, soon 
after reaching Kentucky. He was at Lookout Mountain, the siege 
of Atlanta, and went with Sherman to the sea. He was never in a 
hospital, and the regiment was never transported by rail, but 
alwaj's marched, and he felt, with reason, that very few were in the 
army so long and came out so well as he. 

After the close of the war he returned to farm life near Claridon. 
He was a director of the Thompson Mutual Fire Insurance Company 
for several terms. As county commissioner he was serving his 
second term when he died, June 6, 1891, aged 58. 

He married, Sept. 29, 1868, Cakmelia Brainard, dau. of 
Nelson Brainard and Lucia Rudd. She was born in Parma, Ohio. 
Nov. 19, 1843. She resides in Cleveland, Ohio. 


1. Wilder Brainard. b. Sept. 16, ISGii: m. Marietta E. Rowley. aOO) 

2. Arthur Wallace, b. Mar. 14, 1872 ; is a mining engineer, lives in Cleve- 

[land, Ohio. 

86. Lucy Wilder Taylor, dau. of Lester Taylor and Marj' L. 
Wilder, (75), was born in Claridon, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1835. 

She married. May 31, 1859, Clinton Goodwin, son of Emery 
Goodwin and Mary French King. He was born in New Hartford, 
Conn., Jan. 29, 1830. His mother was named after Mary French, 
an ancestor, who when about ten years old was taken captive by the 
French and Indians at Ueerfield, Mass., and carried to Canada. 
She afterwards married, and to show her children how she lived in 



captivity caused them to dig and eat ground nuts. His grandfather, 
Asa Goodwin, was one of the most prominent of the early settlers 
of New Hartford, having held the ofhce of town clerk for forty 
years and served several terms in the legislature. His father was 
active in assisting fugitive slaves to reach Canada in slavery days 
keeping a depot on the "Underground Railroad," as it was termed! 
In 1835 his parents emigrated to Geauga County, Ohio, and 
settled in the town of Burton, and the next year moved to Middle- 
fleld, in that county, where he attended the common school and was 
nine months at the West Farmington academy. When twenty-one 
he taught school for three years in central and northern Ohio. Jn 
1857 he went to Kansas, and became a land-holder, but returned to 
Middlefield in 1859, and four years later moved to a farm two miles 
north of Center Claridon, where he now lives. He has served as 
deacon in the Congregational church. 


1. Florence Isidore, b. 

2. Mary Catherine, b. 

3. Lester Taylor, b. 

4. Emery Milton, b. 

5. Lucy Lenora, b. 

Aug. 12, 1860 ; 
Feb. 23, 1863 ; 
Dec. 22, 1865: 
JNIar. 30, 1868 ; 
June 6, 1871 : 

m. George A. Bartholomew. (101) 

is a physician in Warren, Ohio. 

is a dentist in Claridon. 

is a physician in Cleveland, Ohio. 

ni. Emmet J. Strong. (102) 

87. Jaxe Sophia Tayluk, dau. of Lester Taylor and Mary L. 
Wilder, (75), was born in Claridon, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1837, and died 
in Barrington, 111., Jan. 30, 18G6, aged 28. 

She married, Jan. 1, 1863, William David Rin<;lam).* son of 
William Ringland and Sarah Babbett. He was born in Amherst, 
Ohio, June 19, 1839, was educated in Oberlin, Ohio, and then com- 
menced life in the mercantile business, continuing until 1873, when 
he became editor and publisher of the "New Era," at Woodstock, 

* W. D. Ringland m.irried, 2nd, Oct. 23, 1S66, Amanda Malvinn MatUiews, dan. of John 
Matthews and Rachel McFarlin. She was bom in Montville, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1S4:;. 


1. Rachel Anne, b. Sept. 26, 1867. 

2. Lillya Margaret, b. Apr. 8, 18G9. 

3. ^\■ilhur Darid, b. July 31, 1880. 


111. After ten years of literary ^-ork lie again engaged in mercantile 
life and now resides in Kasson, INIinn. 


1. EffieJane, h. Feb. 23, 1864 ; d. May 7, 1880, ae. 16. 

2. Ileman Lester, b. Aug. 19, 1865. 

88. Susan Rosehoom Tavlok, dau. of Lester Taylor and Mary 
L. Wilder, (75), Avas born in Claridon, Ohio, Apr. 16, 1841. 

She married, Jan, 1, 1863, Ozko Robinson Newcomb, sou of 
Orrin Newcomb and Permelia Robinson. He was born in Parkman, 
Ohio, July 21, 1834, being one of twelve children. It was a strange 
fancy of his parents to give each a name beginning with O, as fol- 
lows : Otis, Ormand, Orrella, Olive, Orris, Orlen, Orriann, Orriett, 
Orlando, Orren, Ozro and Orlo. His mother was a lineal descen- 
dant of Rev. John Robinson, the first pastor of Plymouth Colony, 
and Mr. Newcomb was the eighth descendant in direct line. He 
was a farmer and at the time of his marriage was Treasurer of 
Geauga county, and was serving a second term when he died in 
Chardon, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1S66, aged 31. 


Ozro Robinson, Jr., b. July 21, 18()() ; is a Congregational minister. 

89. Mary Louisa Fkench, dan. of "Watson E. French and Mary 
L. Wilder, (80), was born in Winsted, Conn., Sept. 2, 1846, and 
died in Ilartland, Conn., Sept. 28, 1877, aged 31. 

She married. Mar. 14, 1867, George Henry Ransbothan,* son 
of Thomas Ransbothan and Ellen Ward. He was born in Hart- 
land, Aug. 23, 1842, and was a farmer there nntil xVpr. 1, 1892, 
when he moved to Riverton, Conn., where he died Sept. 15, 1895, 
aged 53. 


HattieMary, 1). Apr. 22, 1870; m. William H. Griswold. (103) 

* G. H. Ransbotlian married, iml, June 15, 1892, Nellie Louise Gates, dau. of Johu Fay 
Gates and Mary Jauf Catliii. She was born in Hartford, Conn., .Tuly 13, 1858. 


Kenneth dutes, b. Sept. 2:i, 189.3; d. Jan. 7, 1895, ae. 1. 


90. OiniLLE Howi) Wilder, son of Austin ,T. Wilder and 
Marinda Piclvett, (81), was born in Jefferson, N. Y., ,lune 3, 1H57. 
In the spring of 1879 he went to California, and is associated with 
his uncle in the " Wilder Dairy," near Santa Cruz, in that state. 

He married, Aug. 27, 1882, Carrie Frances Merrill, dau. of 
S^dvester Merrill and Louisa A. Merrill. She was born in Weiit- 
worth, N. H., Nov. 13, 1863. 


1. Mahel Louisa, h. .Tnly 31, 18S3. 

2. Edna Mar.inda, h. Feb. 25, 1S,S5. 

3. Leland Austin, b. July l!i, 1888. 

4. Roy Sylresfer, b. Aug. 25, 1890. 

5. Arlie Jday, b. Apr. 25, 1895. 

91. Phebe Elizabeth Wilder, dau. of Austin J. Wilder and 
Mary H. Thomas, (81), was born in Jefferson, N. Y., Feb. 3, 

She married. Mar. 25, 1896, Frank Hoaoland, son of Martin 
Hoaglaud and Lucinda Slater. He was born in Eastkill, N. Y'., 
Oct. 22, 1868. He is a farmer, and lives near Stamford, N. Y. 

92. Leroy Emerson French, son of Watson E. French and 
Susan AVilder, (83), was born in West Hartland, Conn., Oct. 13, 
1.S50. He is a farmer and lives about three miles north-east of 
Riverton, Conn. 

He married, Sept. 3, 1874, Mary Jane Kerwood, dau. of 
AYalter Kerwood and Mary Ann Price. She was born in New 
Hartford, Conn., Mar. 12, 1859. 

Jessie Belle, b. Aug. 22, 1875 ; m. Burton J. Ford. (104) 

93. William Carvosso French, son of Watson PL French and 
Susan Wilder, (83), was born in AYest Hartland, Conn., INIar. 4, 
1852. He is a farmer, and lives two and one-half miles north-east 
of Riverton, Conn. 

He married, 1st, Apr. 29, 1874, Marilla Anna Richardson, 
dau. of Rollin R. Richardson and Harriet Almena Smith. She waa 


born in Ilartland, Conn., Nov. 15, 1854, and died there, June 10,, 
1883, aged 28, leaving no children. 

He married, 2nd, Dec. 24, 1885, Cakrie Louisa Smith, dau. of 
Edgar Smith and Betsey Seeley Ferry. She was born in Norwalk, 
Conn., Nov. 16, 1851). 

Children : — by the second marriage. 


Siman Jietsey, 






Edgar Watson, 






Harold Carvosso, 




188! t. 


Calvin Wilder, 






Christina Louisa, 




18! )5 

94. Deloss Davight French, son of Watson E. French and 
Susan AV^ilder, (83), was born in West Hartl and. Conn., Mar. 21, 
1855. He is a farmer, and lives one and one-half miles east of 
New Hartford, Conn. 

He married, Apr. 29, 1874, Mary Ellen Richardson, dau. of 
Rollin R. Richardson and Harriet Almena Smith. She was born in 
Hartland, Conn., Sept. 18, 1858. 


By adoption, Ifattie Belle, b. June 1, 1876. 

1. ^nlfon. Wellington, b. Nov. 6, 1884. 

2. Harold Richardson, b. May 19, 18il0. 

3. Mildred May, b. Nov. 1, 1896. 

95 . Horace Wilder French, son of Watson E. French and Susan 
Wilder, (83), was born in Hartland, Conn., Aug. 13, 1860. He 
lives in AVaterbury, Conn., and is an employee in the Waterbury 
Clock Compan}^ 

He married, Dec. 23, 1880, Fannie Ethel Moxlev, dau. of 
Henry Moxley and Mary Ann Stephens. She was born in Newport, 
Monmouthshire, England, Apr. 13, 1857. 



Harry Bcardslee, 


:May !l, 1881. 


Bessie Moxley, 


Feb. 23, 1885 ; d. Aug. ! 

), 1885. 


Kluie May, 


Feb. 23, 1885. 


Leroy Emerson, 


:\[ay 26, 1888. 


Hazel Wilder, 


June 26, 1890. 


96. Annetta Sophia Tavlok, dau. of LaRoyal Taylor and 
Anna B. Cleveland, (84), was born in Claridon, Ohio, Mar. 26, 

She married, 1st, Oct. 16, 1879, Herbert Alfred Rice, son of 
Porter Rice and Lydia B. Tuller. He was born in Pleasant Valley, 
Ohio, Aug. 15, 1855. He was a contractor and builder and pos- 
sessed excellent business qualities and energy. He died in WiU 
loughby. Ohio, Jan. 29, 1891, aged 35, leaving no children. 

She married. 2nd, Mar. 29, 1894, Thomas Vaxce Stockton, son 
of Robert Stockton and Rebecca AVilson. He was born in the town 
of Franklin, Penn., Dec. 12, 1845, graduating from Washington 
College, Penn., and Merchant's College, and is a farmer, living 
three miles west of Washington, Penn. 

97. Royal Cleveland Taylor, sou of LaRoyal Taylor and 
Anna B. Cleveland, (84), was born in Claridon, Ohio, June 24, 
1857. He is a farmer and lives about three miles south of "Wil- 
loughby, Ohio. 

He married, Aug. 22, 1883, Sylvia Jane Pike, dau. of John 

Dwight Pike and Mabel Lorinda Gray. She was born in Mayfield, 

Ohio, June 3, 1859. 


1. Mary Wilder, 1). July 27, 1884. 

2. Lester LaRoyal, b. Apr. 6, 1892. 

98. Ella Cook Taylor, dau. of LaRoyal Taylor and Anna B. 
Cleveland, (84), was born in Claridon, Ohio, June 18, 1861. 

She married. May 24, 1882, Fred Eugene Presley, son of 
Solomon Presley and Emma Eliza Hayford. He was born in Ches- 
ter, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1860. He is a farmer in Kirtland township, 
two miles from Willoughby, Ohio. 

John Wilder Taylor, son of LaRoyal Taylor and Anna B. 
Cleveland, (84), was born in Claridon, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1866. He 
attended the Willoughby High School, followed by four years at 
the Ohio State University, where he studied civil engineering. In 
1891 he located in Troy, Ohio, and became City Engineer, making 
a most efficient officer. He was a member of the Presbyterian 


clnircli, and an earnest worker in the Christian Endeavor Society. 
Ill Fob., 1800, ill healtli compelled him to seek a milder clime and 
he went to Ilagerman, New Mexico, but that dread disease, con- 
sumption, was too firmly fastened, and he died there, .Tan. 1, 1897, 
aged oO. His remains were taken to Willoughby, where his youngest 
sister had died the following day, and both were interred in the 
Waite Hill cemetery. 

09. Mahv Alice Tavlok, dau. of LaRoyal Taylor and Anna B. 
Cleveland, (84), was born in Willoughby, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1870. 
She was a member of the Presbyterian church, a true christian and 
a most affectionate wife and mother. She died in Willoughby, Jan. 
2, 1897, aged 26, 

She married, Dec, 31, 1891, Van Deusen Farquiiakson, son of 
James Henry Farquharson and Marion Hale. He was born in Alle- 
gany, X. Y., Feb. 2, 1872, and is a mechanic. 



1. Daisy, 1). May 23, ]8!l3. 

2. Donald, b. July 1, 1896. 

100. Wilder Brainard Taylor, son of Lester D, Taylor and 
Carmelia Brainard, (85), was born in Claridon, Ohio, Sept. IG, 
18G9. He was a farmer and cattle dealer, and lived one mile north- 
west of Claridon, where he died Sept. 7, 1897, aged nearly 28. 

He married, Dec. 24, 1889, Marietta Electa Rowley, dau. of 
Sherwood Allen Rowley and Elosia Andrews. She was born in 
Claridon, Dec. 31, 1867, where she now lives. 

Robert Lester, b. Jan. 16, 1894. 

Arthur Wallace Taylor, son of Lester D. Taylor and Carmelia 
Brainard, (85), was born in Claridon, Ohio, Mar, 14, 1872. He 
attended the high School at Chardon and graduated in 1880, then 
entered the Ohio State University, at Columbus, and graduated in 
mining and metallurgy in 1893, receiving the degree of Engineer 
of Mines. He is an anal3'tical chemist in Cleveland, Ohio. 


101. Florence Isidore Goodwin, dan. of Clinton Goodwin and 
Lucy W. Taylor, (86), was born in Middlefield, Ohio, Aug. 12, 

She married, May .31, 1881, George Alba Bartholomew, son 
of George AYashington Bartholomew, and Angeline Ehzabeth Hough- 
ton. He was born in Welshfield, Ohio, Apr. 20, 1857. He is a 
farmer and lives near Huntsburg, Ohio. 


1. Hobh Ozro, h. Nov. 1, 1882. 

2. Marl/ Angeline, b. Oct. 1, 1890. 

Dr. Mary Catherine Goodwin, dau. of Clinton Goodwin and 
Lucy AY. Taylor, (86), was born in Middlefield, Ohio, Feb. 23, 
1863. She attended the high school at Chardon, where she gradu- 
ated in 1884. Until 1893 her time was occupied in teaching, and 
that year she began the study of medicine, graduating from the 
Cleveland College of Physicians and Surgeons, in Mar., 1897. She 
practices her profession in AA^arren, Ohio. 

102. Lucy Lenora Goodwin, dau. of Clinton Goodwin and 
Lucy AA^. Tajdor, (86), was born in Claridon, Ohio, June 6, 1871. 

She married, June 7, 1893, Em.met Joseph Strong, son of 
Lyman Strong and Lydia Curtis. He was born in Huntsburg, 
Ohio, Jan. 31, 1862. He is a member of the Curtis Steel Roofing 
Co., manufacturers of Iron and Steel Roofing and Siding, Niles, 


Lester Lyman, T). Jan. 30, 1895. 

103. Hattie Mary Ransbothan, dau. of George H. Ransbothau 
and Mary L. French, (89), was born in Hartland, Conn., Apr. 22, 


She married, Nov. 14, 1894, AA^illiam Henry Griswold, son of 
Henry Herbert Griswold and Annie Perces Gaylord. He was born 
in Hartland, Dec. 13, 1867, and is a bookkeeper. He lived in Tor- 


riugton, Conn., until Oct. 17, 1805, when he moved to Dalton, 
Mass., where he now resides. 

104. Jkssik Belle French, dau. of Leroy E. French and Mary 
.1. Kerwood, (02), was born in Thomaston, Conn., Aug. 22, 1.S75. 

.She married, Jan. 15, 1896, Brmox Jay Ford, son of Jay A. 
Ford and Turzey Finette Granger. He was born in Torringtou, 
Conn., Jan. 24, 1868. He lives in Torrington, and is a mechanic. 

Jiuth Irene, b. May 21, 1897. 



105. Lucy Johxson, dau. of Jesse Johnson and Maiy Steven- 
son, (10), was born in Chatham, Conn., May 3, 1781, and died in 
Cherry Valley, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1806, aged 25. 

She married, 1804, Dr. James Kennedy,* son of Robert Kennedy 
and Jane Pratt. He was born Apr. 12, 1773. The Kennedy 
family trace their ancestry back to Eobert the Bruce, and the 
name Robert occurs very frequentl}?^ in all their family records. 
James was the eldest of eleven children, four of the five sons being 
physicians. The family probably emigrated from Mass. to Central 
New York about the beginning of the present century. He studied 
medicine with Dr. Joseph White, in Cherry Valley, and practiced 
that profession in Little Falls, N. Y. After the death of his sec- 
ond wife he went west and further information concerning him has 
been unattainable. 

Robert Johnson, b. Jan. 12, 1806; d. Aiig. 23, 1806. 

* Dr. Kennedy married, 2nd, Sept. 30, 1808, Lucy Johnson, dau. of Ozias Wilfox and Mabel 
Gould, and widow of Robert Johnson. (See Family 50.) 

Sophia Aurora, b. June 1,1811; m. 1831, Rev. Henry Snyder; d. Jan. 21, 1832, ae. 20. 


106. Sally Maria Johnson, dau. of Jesse Johnson and Mary 
Stevenson, (10), was born in Chatham, Conn,, Sept. 13, 1783. 
She was a bright ornament to society and filled the position to 
which the prominence of her husband raised her, with dignity and 
grace. It was to her, by inheritance as well as thorough training, 
that some of the conspicuous qualities were due which distinguished 
her eminent daughter, Mrs. Lord. 

On Dec. 30, 1813, when the village of Buffalo was, with the 
exception of two houses, burned by the British and Indians, she 
escaped to Williamsville with her infant, but returned as soon as 
personal safety was assured. Then followed extreme hardships. 
An extract from a letter written by a sister-in-law, dated May 29, 
1814, says: "I have the week past received a letter from sister 
Sally in which she says they are once more in a house of their own, 
but that they lived for a time without floor, door or window. She 
has kept house for three months with three knives and forks, one 
tea cup, three custard cups and five earthen plates, which was all she 
saved of her crockery. She had saved her beds and bedding but 
that was the principle part of their property that they did save. 
Her looking-glass and some other articles she had been obliged to 
sell towards procuring some things to make their home habitable." 

" She was a sincere and devoted christian; by a life of active 
benevolence she furnished that proof of the power and reality 
of religion which neither can be refuted nor evaded by the cavils of 


the skeptics : " so reads her obituary, adding the following high 
tribute to her gracious character: "The poor of this city have lo^st 
a benefactress, the extent of whose beneficence and the multitude 
of whose charities will never be fully known in time ; while the rich 
have lost the example of one who used wealth, not in fasliiouable dis- 
play, but in advancing every good work, and aiding all those 
benevolent institutions which have for their object the amelioration 
of the condition of man and the glory of God." She died in Buffalo, 
Mar. 7, 1834, aged 50. 

She married, Jan. 25, 1811, Dr. Ebenezer Johnson,* son of Capt. 
Ebenezer Johnson and Deborah Lathrop. He was born in Conn., 
Nov. 7, 1786, He was a student of the eminent Dr. Joseph A\^hite, 
of Cherry Valley, N. Y., and in 1809 went to Buffalo, where he 
practiced his profession until the second war with Great Britain 
broke out in 1812, when he entered the service of his country as 
army surgeon. He engaged in the drug business for a time and 
then became a partner of Judge Wilkinson's for a few years, acquiring 
considerable wealth as a banker and broker. He was one of the 
founders of the larger fortunes of Buffalo, and when the city was 
incorporated in 1832, he was chosen its first mayor. "The Cottage " 
and "Park," as his mansion and grounds were known, were long 
landmarks of the earlier splendor of its private life, and this sort of 
baronial home of the family marked the boundery between the native 
forest and the incipient city. He died in Tellico Plains, Tenu., 
Feb, 8, 1848, aged 61. 


1. Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 6,1812: m. Rev. John C. Lord. (107) 

2. William Henry h. Apr. 25, 1816 ; m. Mary A. "Wheeler. (108) 

3. Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 22, 1821 ; m. Dr. Smith Inglehart. (109) 

107. Mart Elizabeth Johnson, dan. of Dr. Ebenezer Johnson 
and Sally M. Johnson, (106), was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 6, 
1812, when the place was a mere hamlet. She was educated at 

* Dr. -Johnson married, 2nd, Dec. 7, 183.5, Lucy Elizabeth Lord, d;ui. of John Way Lord 

and Sarah Chase. She was born in Morrisville, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1814, and died in Geneseo, 

N. Y., Nov. 30, 1850, aged 36. 


1. Herbert Lord, b. Jan. 4,1837; m. June 20, 1860, Amelia Greene. 

2. Sarah Cecilia, h. July 25,1840; m. July 29, 1863, Horace Utley. 

3. Sarah Louisa, b. July 12,1846; d. 1849. 


Mrs. AVillard's scliool in Troy, N. Y., and at a reception given to 
LaFayetto she had the honor of being kissed by the Marquis as being 
the least of the school girls. She was undoubtedly one of the most 
remarkal)le women our country has ever produced. She held a posi- 
tion of atliucnce and influence in her parents' attractive home, and 
it was there that John C. Lord, then a young lawyer of aml)ition, 
met and won her. In the midst of a party at "The Cottage," she 
eloped, leaving on her bureau an earnest of that keen wit and never 
failing brightness Avhich distinguished her among women throughout 
her long life, in the shape of a note to her parents that deserves to 
head the long list of such interesting missives, for the would-be 
Mrs. Lord simply wrote : " The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken 
away ; blessed be the name of the Lord." The Lord Library, now 
in the custody of the Historical Society, could not have said more. 

She was . an original character of peculiar and very steadfast 
aims, and although the playful saying was attributed to her, that 
she had married a lawyer and not a clergyman, and could not be 
held to the responsibilities of a pastor's wife, by her own peculiar 
methods she adapted herself to the new position, bringing to it a 
warm heart and boundless sympathy, and, without regulative con- 
formities, gave free play to a nature as original as it was generous 
and loyal. Her wit and humor, at times approaching grotesqueness, 
was never dissociated from sympathy with every form of suffering 
in man or beast. 

The crown of her character was her intense and peculiar develop- 
ment of humanitariauism, if such may be called a tenderness of 
compassion whose objects were especially the brutes dependent on 
the care of mankind. The brutal teamster feared her, but could not 
escape the ingenious expedients by which she extorted justice if she 
could not mercy. The unfeeling urchin preferred to forego his 
coveted enjoyment of torturing poor animals to enduring the punish- 
ment of her wit. Long before the world had heard of Henry Bergh, 
she was in herself a whole society for the prevention of cruelty to 
animals. While for this trait she bore the " diploma of honor" of 
the Humane Societ}' of Turin, Italy, she supported steadfastly every 
project for the alleviation of human suffering and did much to 
advance the cure of their souls, "Willing to sit it out for hours by a 
curb-stone contesting the question of a horse's rights against his 
driver, she could identify herself with an ex-President in organizing 


a society, interest lierself in founding an orphan asylnin, and equally 
find a field for religious services for the benefit of the unchurclied 
on her own lawn. 

''Religious without bigotry, pious without cant, she enjoyed the 
good of life until she could no longer act her part, and then had no 
longer a wish to live, but with no morbid feeling, and in a spirit 
of true religious resignation she recognized a philosophic fitness in 
the order of life and death." Her six-horse team of Shetland ponies 
was long a feature of Buffalo, and her quaint little figure and deter- 
mined energy were deeply regretted and long missed after her death. 
She died in Buffalo, May 26, 1885, aged 73, leaving no children. 

She married, Dec. 9, 1828, Rev. John Chase Lord, son of Rev. 
John Way Lord and Sarah Chase. He was born in Washington, 
N. H., Aug. 9, 1S05. When he was five years of age his parents 
moved to Burlington, Otsego Co., N. Y. He was sent to school at 
Plainfield, N. H., and received part of his preparatory education 
at the academy which has since become Madison college. In 1822 
he entered Hamilton college, where he passed two years, his ambi- 
tion for active life then impelling him to attempt the editorship of a 
paper, "The Canadian," in which he spent two years with small 

In 1825 he entered upon the study of law at Buffalo, then a vil- 
lage of 2500 inhabitants. In that year the Erie canal was completed 
and the prosperity of the place became assured. He helped to make 
his wa}'' by teaching an academy and as deputy county clerk, and was 
admitted to the Bar in 1828. The parents of his intended wife objected 
to his marriage at this time on account of their daughter's youtliful 
age, but became his firm supporters and friends through a long life- 
time. The question of a religious life was agitating his mind at the 
same time, which was settled by his determination not only to unite 
with the church but to become a minister. Not content with his 
already considerable education and attainments,- — he had given the 
semi-centennial address at the celebration of the founding of Buffalo, 
in the first year of his residence there, — his thorough going disposi- 
tion made him determine upon a complete theological preparation. 
He entered Auburn Seminary in 1831 and graduated two years later. 
For a few months he preached in Fayetteville, N. Y., and then 
labored in Geneseo, N. Y., until 1835, when he was induced to 
undertake the new enterprise of a colony from the First Presbyterian 


Church of Buffalo, then worshipping in a temporary buildino-, and 
whose first edifice was called the I'earl Street Church. The large 
and important edifice which took the name of the Central Church 
was completed in l<So2. (In that year he was Moderator of the 
General Assembly at Charleston, S. C.) 

Here his wonderful efforts were heard, from time to time with 
especial eloquence and power upon topics of extraordinary interest, 
till 1870, his labors being greatly blessed, more than a thousand 
members being received into the church during his pastorate. Then 
he had an assistant for a time, but finally retired in 1873, and passed 
his remaining years in honored leisure and domestic peace, sur- 
rounded by his books in his grand library, among the valuable and 
antique curios from all parts of the world, which were devised later 
to the city of Buffalo. As a writer he published "Lectures to Young 
Men," "Lectures on Civilization," etc., a volume of occasional 
poems, beside a great number of sermons, essays and contributions 
to periodicals. He died in Buffalo, Jan. 22, 1877, aged 71. 

Child : — by adoption. 

Frances Johnson, * b. Nov. 7, 1828; m. William C. Sherwood. 

108. William Henry Johnson, son of Dr. Ebenzer Johnson 
and Sally M. Johnson, (106), was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Apr, 25. 
1816. He was a graduate of Union College, and a civil engineer 
by profession. He afterwards became a farmer in Fredonia, N, Y., 
where he died in May, 1845, aged 29. 

He married, Dec. 25, 1838, Mary Anne Wheeler, t dan. of 

* Frances J. Lord married, Sept. 14, 1844, William Charles Sherwood, sou of .lohn Adic^l 
Sherwood, and Anna Mary Adams. He was born in Orangeville, N. Y., Feb. 10, 181.3. 


1. Manj Lord, b. June ti, 1S4.5; d. Aus. 6, 1846, ae. 1. 

2. William Lord, b. Nov. 3,1847; d. Apr. 14, 1873, ae. 25. 

3. John CImxe, b. Oct. 25,1854; m. Feb. 17, 1886, Louise Isett Madeira. 

t Mrs. Johnson married, 2nd, May 30, 1852, John Charles Gray, son of William Gray and 
Hannah Maidman. He was born in London, England, Dec. 28, 1815, and died In St. Louis, 
Mo., July 23, 1896, aged SO. 


1. John Henry, b. June 8,1853; m. Apr. 13, 1885, Lizzie Hold. 

2. Besxie, b. Oct. 24, 1855. 

3. Nellie, b. July 18, 1857; m. Sept. 1, 1881, Frank Samuel Chandler; Jan. 26, 

[1888, Ur. Waldo Briggs. 

4. Wiiiiiie, b. Apr. 16, 1860. 

5. Mary Wilma, b. May 27, 1865. 


"William F. Wheeler and Susan Conaut. She was born in New York 
City, Nov. 5, 1820, and died in Centralia, 111., Sept. 4, 1887, aged 



1. Charles Ernest, b. Aug. 27, 1840. 

2. William Sherwood, b. May 12,1844; ra. Kate F. Ricliards. (110) 

109. Sarah Maria Johnson, dau. of Dr. Ebenezer Johnson and 
Sally M. Johnson, (106), was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 22, 
1821, and died in Glenville, near Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 18, 1852. 
aged 31. 

She married, Jan. 22, 1842, Dr. Smith Inglehart, sou of Ira 
Inglehart and Elizabeth VanWaters. He was born in Houndsfield, 
near Watertown, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1815. AVhen a young man he went 
to Cleveland, and entered the employ of a druggist, then studied 
medicine and practiced that profession until the spring of 1845. 
when he was appointed Collector of the Port, in that city, by Pres. 
James K. Polk, which offlce he filled for two years, and then engaged 
in farming in Glenville, a suburb of Cleveland. In 1870 he returned 
to the city and entered mercantile business. He died there, Feb. 
14, 1871, aged 55. 




Maria Johnson, 




1842: d. 

July 22, 1843. 


Mary Johnson, 




1845 ; d. 

June 19, 1846. 


George Xelson, 




1847 ; m. 

Margaret Cuthbertson. 



Fred May, 




1851 : ra. 

Lizzie Stevens. 



Maria Smith, 




1852 ; m. 

James B. Gill. 


110. William Sherwood Johnson, son of William H. Johnson 
and Mary A. Wheeler, (108), was born in Fredonia, N. Y., May 12, 
1844. He is in the mercantile business, and lives in San Francisco. 

He married, Aug. 28, 1877, Kate Frances Richards, dau. <>f 
-lames Martin Richards and Ann Melissa Butterworth. She was 
born in AVellsburgh, Va., Dec. 22, 1855. 


1. Sherwood, b. Apr. 4,1879; d. Nov. 25, 1879. 

2. Katharine, b. Jan. 21, 1882. 


111. (iKoiiiiK Nei.>(>n 1n(.i,i:iiaim. son of Dr. Smith Inglehart 
and Sarah M. Johnson, (109). was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 
28, 1847. He was educated in the public schools and at Siiaw 
academy, m Kast Cleveland. He is a book-keeper for the Union 
Drop Forge Company, Chicago, 111. 

He married, Apr. 25, 1872, Margarkt Cutiibektson, dau. of 
James Cuthbertson and Margaret Billsland. She was born in 
Guilderland, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1847. 


1. Edwin Smith, b. Aug. 23, 1873. 

2. Mary Johnson, b. Jan. 20,1878. 

112. Fi;ki> May Inglehart, son of Dr. Smith Inglehart and 
Sarah M. Johnson, (109), was born in Glenville, near Cleveland, 
Ohio, Feb. 9, 1851. He attended the high school in the city for 
some years and then entered the Collegiate Department of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, where be graduated. He com- 
menced the study of law in Buffalo, residing with his aunt, Mrs. 
John C. Lord. He entered the otHce of Lyman K. Bass and 
Grover Cleveland, and was managing clerk for five years. He was 
admitted to the Bar in 1873, but remained with his preceptors some 
time longer. With the exception of a partnership of four years 
with Morris Morey, he has had no associate in business. 

He married, Oct. 3, 1878, Lizzie Stevens, dau. of Elias Rhaum 
and Margaret Elizabeth Humason, and adopted dau. of Milo 
Stevens and Julia Elmira Humason. She was born in Windsor 
Locks, Conn., Feb. 15, 1856. 



Robert Stevens, 


July 13, 



Frederich Johnson, 


May 28, 



Julia Elizaheth, 


Apr. 2, 





Aug. 14, 


113. Maria Smith Inglehart, dau. of Dr. Smith Inglehart and 
Sarah M. Johnson, (109), was born in Glenville, Ohio, June 20, 
1852. She resides in Cleveland. 


She married, May 19, 1874, James Bexjamix Gill, son of 

Robert Gill and Josephine Manning. He was born in Troy, N. Y., 

Feb. U, 1850. 


d. Aug. 13, 1875. 

m. George Hessert. (114) 

d. Dec. 24, 1879, ae. 1. 

d. May 13, 1881, ae. 1. 


■Tames Garrett, 






Grace Hattie, 






Walter Scott, 






May Xellie, 





114. Grace Hattie Gill, dau. of James B. Gill and Maria S. 
Inglehart, (113). was born in Sacramento, Cal., Mar. 25, 1876. 

She married. Mar. 29, 1894, George Hessert, son of Adam 

Hessert and Kate Wermerskircher. He was born in Rockport, 

Ohio, Sept. 16, 1871. He is a mechanic, and lives in Cleveland, 



Glailys Inglehart, b. Jan. 27, 1895. 


115. Era.stus Joiixson, sou of Jesse Johnson and Mar}' Steven- 
son, (10), was born in Chatham, Conn., Apr. 10, 1786. He came 
with his parents to the town of Cherry Valley, N. Y., in 1804, and 
assisted his father on the farm, although long continued ill-health 
prevented his taking part in active labor. Upon the death of the 
latter in 1832 he inherited the homestead which subsequentl}' passed 
into the possession of the Campbell family and is now known as 
" Oakwood." In Apr., 1835, he moved to the village of Cherry 
\'alley where he died. Mar. 25, 1837, aged nearly 51. 

He married, Apr. 9, 1809, Jerusiia Williams Holt, dau. of 

Gen. Elijah Holt and Elizabeth Williams. She was born in Cheny 

Valley, Jan. 20, 1791, and died in that town, Dec. 2, 1834, aged 



Aug. 1, 1834, ae. 23: gored to 

[death hy a bull. 
Apr. 7, 1815, ae. 2. 
Jarues B. Dunlap. (11*)) 

Dr. Smith Inglehart. (117) 

John Judd. (118) 

Mar. 29, 1844, ae. 16. 


Robert Holt, 


May 5, 




Elizabeth Williams, 


Nov. 16, 




Mary Stevenson, 


May 11, 

1815 ; 



Sarah Williams, 


June 5, 




Cynthia Eliza, 


July 1, 




Lucy Maria, 


Feb. 26, 



116. Mary Stevenson Johnson, dau. of Erastus Johnson and 
Jerusha W. Holt, (115), was l)orn in the town of Cherry Valley, 
N. Y., May 11, 1815, and died in that village, Jan. 6, 1842, aged 
'2Ci^ leaving no children. 


She married, May 23, 1,S39, Jahes Butlek Dinlap,* sou of 
Robert Dunlap and Hannah Burkitt. He was born in Cherry 
\'a]ley, Dec. 9, LSI 4. He was educated in the academy, and then 
was associated with his father in mercantile business. In 1848 he 
moved to Milwaukee, Wis., and engaged in the drug business. 
During the war he was employed in the post-office department, at 
Washington, D. C, for two years. He died in Milwaukee, Dec. 8, 
1872, aged 58. 

117. Sarah Williams Johnson, dau. of Erastus .lohnson and 
Jerusha W. Holt, (115), was born in the town of Cherry Valley, 
X. Y., June 5, 1820. She resides in Buffalo, N. Y. 

She married, June 15, 1854, Dr. Smith Inglehart. (See 
Family 100.) 

118. Cynthia Eliza Johnson, dau. of Erastns Johnson and 
Jerusha AY. Holt, (115), was born in Cherry Valley, X. Y., July 
1, 1824, and died there, July 12, 1887, aged 63. 

She married, June 21, 1849, John Jddd,! son of Oliver Judd 
and p]lizabeth Belden. He was born in Cherry Valley, Jan. 28, 
1820, his parents coming from X"ew Britain, Conn., in 1804. He 
was educated in the common school and academy, and at the age of 
sixteen entered the foundry of his father and was virtually a part- 
ner before he was twenty-one. The firm did a flourishing business 
for many years and several ingenious and useful inventions were 

* J. B. Duulap married, 2nd, May 10, 1843, Laura Williams OrfUtt, dau. of Johu Orcult 
and Caroline Harrison Williams. She was born in Randolph, Vt., Sept. 11, 1823. 


1. Caroline Orcvtt, b. Apr. 4, 1S44. 

2. Hannah Elizabeth, b. July 21, 1846; d. Mar. 1,1847. 

3. Robert Williams, b. Jan. 4,1848; m. Sept. 12, 1878, Eva Frances Palmer. 

4. Laura Hammond, b. Oct. 24, 1850; d. Sept. 6,1851. 

5. Charles I/enry, b. Sept. 1, 1852; m. July 1, 18S0, Kate Ermegarde Finch. 
<3. Jf art/ Irene, b. Apr. 12, 1855. 

t John Judd married, 1st, Jan. 28, 1845, Martha L. Carey, dau. of Darius H. Carey and 
Patty Whitney. She was born in Richfield, N. Y., in 1823, and died in Cherry Valley, May 17, 
1846, aged 23, leaving no children. 


patented aucl manufactured bj^ tlieni, but veiy littk' is done there 
now. He lives witli his eldest children in his native place. 






8, 1850. 


Sarah Johiiftoii, 



30, 18.52. 





30. 1853 ; 


Mary A Clark. 



Mary Elizabeth, 



29, 1858 : 


Dr. Howard A. Pardee. 


J 11), Hubert Judd, sou of John Judd and Cynthia E. .lohnson, 
(118), was born in Cherry Valley, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1853. In 1871) 
he was with a surveying corps in the west, and the following year 
went to AVallingford, Conn., as an employe of the Judd Manufactur- 
ing Company. In 1886 he went to New^ York City and was with 
H. L. Judd & Co., nine and one-half years. Dec. 16, 1896, he 
entered the employ of the Western Electric Co., as receiving clerk. 
He lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He married, Sept. 2, 1885, Mary Adelaide Clark, dau. of Elias 
Clark and Adelaide Smith. She was born in Rochester, Minn., June 
18, 1858. 

120. Mary Elizabeth Judd, dau. of John Judd and Cynthia PL 
Johnson, (118), was born in Cherry Valley, N. Y., May 29, 1858. 

She married. May 17, 1889, Dr. Howard Ashley Pardee, sou 
of Augustus Pardee and Emily Kate McKnight. He was born in 
New York City, Feb. 3, 1859. He graduated from the university 
of the City of New York in 1880, served as interne in Belevue Hos- 
pital 1881-83, then went to Philadelphia, Penn., and is in active 
practice in that cit3\ 





Apr. 7, 



Emily McKnight, 


June 2, 



Howard Judd, 


June 13, 



Facts concerning: the settlement and history, compiled from 

various sources. 

All this part of the state was originally included in Albany county which 
was organized in lli83 and included the whole colony north and west of its 
present limits In 1772 Tryon county (named in honor of Sir William Tryon, 
then provincial governor of New York ) was set oft" from Albany, and the 
county seat was located at Johnstown. April 2nd, 1784, its name was cliangcd 
to Montgomery. On the IGth of February, 1791, Otsego was set oft' from 
Montgomery and organized as a separate county. 

In 1()83 a patent of 8,000 acres lying ten miles south of the Mohawk, and 
lifty-two west of Albany, was granted by George Clark, Lieut. Governor of 
the Province of New York, to John Lindesey, Jacob Roseboom, Lendert Gan- 
sevoort and Sybrant Van Schaick. Mr. Lindesey having obtained an assign- 
mentr from the three other patentees to himself and Gov. Clark in 1731), chose 
for himself a farm and gave it the name of Lindesey's Bush, now the residence 
of Mr. Edward Phelon. The following summer he brouglit his family to tlie 
place, and having made the acquaintance of the Rev. Samuel Dunlop in New 
York, prevailed upon him to visit his patent, oflferinghim several hundred acres 
on condition that he would settle upon it and persuade his friends to accompany 
him. Thus commenced the settlement of Cherry Valley, but the growth at 
first was vei-y slo\\-, the number of families in 1775 probably not exceeding 
sixty. Mr. Dunlop was an Irishman by birth, educated in Edinburgh. lie 
visited Londonderry, in New Hampshire, where some of his countrymi-n 
were settled, whom he persuaded to remove, and five or six families came — 
about thirty persons. 

One of the first movements of this little colony was the erection of a rude 
edifice of logs in which they asseml)led to worship. Mr. Dunlop opened a 
classical school in his own house, and students came from tlie Mohawk valley 
to avail themselves of his teaching. For some years tlie Indians were 

128 CHEliRY \ ALLEY. 

friendly, l)iil from the breakinj; out of the Frencli and Indian war, 175:5-4, 
until the close of the Kcvolution there was disturbance and danger. Under 
British instigation the Indians joined with the Tories, and led by Walter 
Butler, Tory, and Joseph Brant, Indian, an attack was made on the lltli of 
Nov., 1778, and a dreadful massacre took place. A fort had been erected the 
previous summer by the direction of Gen. La Fayette, but through the unwise • 
policy of the commandant there was not time for the inhal)itants to reach the 
fort. Some few nuide their escape but thirty-two were killed, together with 
fourteen Continental soldiers, the houses were burnt, and between thirty and 
forty prisoners were taken to Canada. The following spring the fort was 
abandoned, the troops joining Sullivan's expedition at Otsego Lake. At the 
close of the war the remnant of the inhabitants returned to their former 
homes and a few log houses were built. A touching record is i)reserved of 
the meeting in the burial ground for the reha))ilitation of the church. 

In October, 1783, Gen. Washington, accompanied by Gen. (ieorge Clinton 
and others, visited the place and were guests of Col. Samuel Campbell, on 
their way to Otsego Lake and the head waters of the Susquehanna. The re- 
turn of life to the little colony was a hard struggle for some years. The 
early history of this frontier was published in 1831 in --The Annals of Tryon 
County," by William W. Campbell. In that work it is narrated that '• Rev. 
Solomon Spaulding, the reputed author of the Mormon Bible, or rather of a 
novel in which he undertook to show that the American Indians were the descen- 
dants of the ten Lost Tribes of Israel (the manuscript of which afterwards 
came into the possession of the famous Joseph Smith, and constituted tjie 
Golden Leaves), had been preaching for a time and teaching in the new 
academy." The school was opened in July, 1796, but on the 2-lth of the 
following (.)ct., at a meeting of the trustees it was " Voted that Mr. Spauld- 
ing be dismissed from any further attendance on the School in the academy 
and that the Senior Trustee infoi'm of this Resolution. Adjourned." 

In 1795 the Rev. Eliphalet Nott visited Cherry Valley, and the following 
year returned with his wife, as preacher in the church and teacher in the 
academy. The latter, described as a spacious building 00x40 feet, had l)een 
erected and a charter granted in February. 1796. I\Ir. Nott remained two 
years ; after he left, the church was not regularly supplied for some years, 
but the academy seems to have been continued with almost no interruptions, 
acquiring wide celebrity as a young ladies' seminary from 1851 to 1862. 
During the war of the Rel^ellion the institution became financially embar- 
rassed but struggled on till 1866. In the vacation of that year, on the 5th of 
July, a disastrous lire swept away an old established hotel; a still more 
important hotel had been Inirnt four weeks eai-lier, and the emergency led to 
what was expected to be only a temporary occupation of the academy prop- 
erty for hotel purposes. The school, so interrupted, could not be revived; 
the property became alienated, and thus the grand old Academy, the mother 
of so many cultivated men and women, passed out of existence. In the years 
1851-2 two wings of three stories each had been erected for the accomodation 
of boarding pupils ; the building, well adapted for hotel purposes, had (|Uite 
recently been extensively remodeled as a summer resort, water being brought 


ill pipes from a mineral sprini; to add to the attractions of tlie place. On the 
(ith of July, 1894, the structure was leveled to the ground by fire, the fourth 
hotel in the villa<re destroyed in less than thirty years, all of them supposed 
to be by the torch of the incendiary. An academic school was again opened 
in 1881 : in 1890 a board of trustees was formed and the school was received 
by the Regents of the University under the old charter as the Cherry Valley 
Academy. In 1895 it was replaced by an academic department in the district,, 
a Union Free school. 

The following is a copy of the old Charter: "The Regents of the Uni- 
versity of the State of New York : To all to whom these Presents shall come. 
Greeting : 

Whereas, Eli Parsons, Ephraim Hudson and thirty-nine other persons by 
an Instrument in writing under their hands and seals dated the first day of 
January last, after stating among other things that they have at great expense 
and trouble erected a spacious House in the Town of Cherry Valley for tiie 
express purpose of a Seminary of Learning, and that one acre of Land and 
Eight Hundred Pounds have been given for the benefit of the same, did make 
api)licati()n to us. the said Regents, that the said Seminary of Learning or 
xVcaderay might be incorporated by the name of the Trustees of the Cherry 
Valley Academy and become subject to our visitation, and that the persons 
hereinafter mentioned might be the first Trustees thereof. Now Know Ye, 
that We, the said Regents having enquired into the allegations contained in 
the instrument in writing aforesaid, and finding the same to be true and con- 
ceiving the said Academy calculated for the promotion of Literature, Do by 
these presents pursuant to the Statute in such case made and provided, sig- 
nify our approbation of the Incorporation of Eli Parsons, Luther Rich, Ben- 
jamin Rathl)one, Lester Holt, Samuel Campbell, Ephraiin Hudson, Ozias 
Waldo, Christopher P. Yates, William White, Junior, Robert Dickson, 
Thomas Whitacar, Simeon Rich, Joseph White, Elijah Holt and Richard 
Edwards, the Trustees of the said Academy named by the said Founders 
thereof, in the instrument in writing above mentioned by the name of 
Trustees of the Cherry Valley Academy. 

In Witness thereof we liave caused our Common Seal to ho hereunto 
affixed the eighth day of February, in the twentieth year of the independence 
of the United States of America Annoque Domini one thousand seven hundred 
and ninety six. 

Witness John Jay Esquire, Chancellor of the I'niversity 
John Jay, (L. S.) De Witt Clinton, Sec'y. 

On the fourth of July, 1840, was celebrated the centennial of the settk-- 
ment of Cherry Valley, on which occasion many of its friends gathered and 
listened to a historical address by the Hon. W. W. Campbell. In 1S(;8 a 
monument was erected in a conspicuous place in the centre of the village, 
to the memory of those who fell in the war of the rebellion. The Centen- 
nial fourth of July, 1876, duly celebrated, was marked by the publication of 
a "Historical Account of the Presbyterian Church," by the pastor, first de- 
livered in a series of sermons. The project often made of erectin- a mnnu- 


iiK'iit to comiueinorato the massacre of 1778 was followed up and money 
raised. In the centennial year, 1878, the work was completed, tlie IStli of 
August was llxed upon for the unveiling, and many of Clierry ^'a^ey's sons 
and daughters returned to do honor to the occasion. The principal address 
was by Major Douglas Campbell, a great-grandson of Col. Samuel Campbell: 
other speakers were Hon. Horatio Seymour, Hon. S. C. Willson, of Indiana, 
Hon. W. W. Snow, of Oueonta. 

One of the early residents in Clierry Valley was Dr. Joseph Wliite, who 
after the completion of his medical course came here to settle in 1787. He 
became a very eminent surgeon, his practice extending from All)any to 
Buft'alo. In 1800 he was appointed lirst judge of the court of common pleas 
for Otsego County, and held that office till 1822. In 1817 he was chosen 
president of the medical college at Fairtteld, Herkimer County, N. Y., and 
the following year was chosen tlie first president of the Chei-ry Valley bank. 
He died June 2, 18;'.2. 

The Hon. Levi Beardsley was another of the early residents, who came 
from Iliclifield in 1810 to study law with Jabez D. Hammond, and rose to 
eminence in his profession. He was a member of the state legislature two 
terms, 1830 to 1837, and the last year of his second terra was president of 
the senate. In 1839 he left Cherry Valley for Oswego, and subsequently 
opened a law office in New York in 1846. In 1852 he published a volume of 
" Reminiscences ; Pei'sonal and other incidents ; Early settlement of Otsego 
County ; Notices and anecdotes of pul^lic men : Judicial, legal and legistative 
matters; Field sports; Dissertations and discussions." A book fall of 


a. Johannes Koseboom married, Nov. is, ifiss, Gerritje Coster, dau. of 
Hendrick Coster and Geertje Goosense Van Schaick. He was Ijuried Jan. 
25. 1745. 


1. Ifendrick, bap. Aug. 4,1089. 

2. ./ohaiities, " Apr. 23, li;92. 

3. ■fohannes, " Apr. 29, lti94. 

4. tierrit, " Feb. 17, 1697. 

5. Elizabeth, " Apr. 28, 1701). 
t). Geertmy, " Dec. 27, 1702. 

7. Margarita, " Apr. 21, 1706. 

8. Anna, " Apr. 21, 1706; m. Mar. 20, 1735. Sybrant A'aii .Schaick. 

b. Margarita Roseboom married, Nov. 15, 1G85, Fieter Tliomase Mingael, 
son of Thomas Janse Mingael and Maritje Abrahamse Vosburgh. Ho' died 
in 1700. There is no record of any children. 

c. * Gerrit Roseboom was born July 12, 1663, and died Dec. 27, 17;{9, aged 
76 He was married, in Albany, by Dominie Delius, Nov. 4, 1689, to Maria 
Sanders, dau. of Rol)ert T. Sanders and Elsie Barentse. She was born Aug. 
28, 1666, and was buried July 10, 1741, aged 74. 


1. Hendrick, b. Dee. 1-5, 1690; iii. Debora 

2. liobert, " May 20, 1693; lu. Oct. 17, 1743, Rykje lioseliooiu; il. Feb. 12, 1764. 

[uc. 70. 

3. EUje, " Sep. 15, 1695. 

4. Gysbert, " Dec. 12, 1697; m. Dec. 4, 1720, Catharine l?ne.«: d. Oct. 29, 1749, 

fae. 51. 

5. Ahamerus, " Jan. 12, 1699; m. Nov. 25, 1725, Maritie Bratt; .she was bur. Nov. 

[30, 1745. 

6. Johannes, " Mar. 20, 1702. 

7. Elitabeth, " July 21,1704; d. Mar. 10, 1727, ae. 22. 

* Thisrecoid ha^been translated from the oriuinal entries in Dutch, in I he ISible of Gerrit 
RoseDoom, now in the possession of Mrs. Ford Williams, of Chatham C enter, Columbia Co., .N . \ . 


(1. Hendrick Kosebooiu married, Nov. 1, IC.tU. Dehora Staats. dan. of 
Jacob (?) Staats. Shr was l)iiri(Hl Oct. 2. 174!t. 


1. Jacob, bap. July 14,109"); m. Aug. 12, 1710, Gecrtruy Lyilius; nho wan bur. 

[.luly 27, 1757. 

2. Klh.iiheth, " June 6,1697. 

3. liyk^je, " Oct. 1:5,1700; m. Oct. 17, 1743, Kobort Uobuboom. 

4. Hendrick, " Mar. 3,1703; m. Oct. 25, 1724, Elsie Cuyler; he was bur. Oct. 29, 

[1754, ae. 61. 

5. Catherine, " Juno Iti, 1706. 

6. Maigwieta, " Oct. 19, 1712. 

7. Abraham, " Jan. 9, 1715. 

e. Elizabetli Roseboom married, Jan. 13, 1692, Willem Jacobse A^an 
Deusen, son of Jacob Abraliarase Van Deusen and Catalyntie Van ^Eslant. 
He was bnried Sept. S, 1731. 


1. Jacob, bap. Sept. 4,1692. 

2. Margariet, " Apr. 14, 1695. 

3. Catalyntje, " Nov. 21, 1697; ni. July 15, 1721, Jan Oothout; 8he d. May 13, 1753, 

[ae. 55; he d. Aug. 20, 1739. 

4. jWarytje, " Sept. 1, 1700. 

5. Elizabeth, " Mar. 21, 1703. 

6. Henrik, " Dec. 25, 1705; m. Ariaantje Staats. 

7. Elizabeth, " Dec. 25, 1705. 

f . Record of Dutch Church Baptisms, Annals of Albany, Vol. III. 

Children of .Jofiannes Roseboom and Gerritje Coster. 
Children. Sponsors. 

1. Hendrick, 1689, Hendrick lioseboom. 

Johannes, 1692, Gerril Roseboom, Gysbertje Roseboom. 

Johannes, 1694. 

Gerrit, 1697. 

Elizabeth, 1700, Elizabeth Roseboom. 

Geertruy, 1702, Hendrick Roseboom, Sr. 

Margarita, ,.„„ .., , „ 

. 1(06, Myndert Roseboom, Debora Roseboom. 


Children of Gerrit Roseboom and^Maria Sanders. 

1. Robert, 1693, Robert Sanders. 

2. Elsje, 1695, Johannes Roseboom. 

3. Gysbert, 1697. 

4. Ahasuerus, 1700. 

5. Johannes, 1702. 

6. Elizabeth, 1704. 


Children of IIendrick Roseboom and Debora Staats. 
1. .lacob, 1695. 

■1. Klhabeth, 1697, Heudrick Roseboom, Sr. 

0. lijikje, 1700, Johannes Roseboom. 

4. Jlendrick, 1703, Gerrit Roseboom, (ierritje Roseboom. 

a. Margarita, 1706, Myndert Roseboom. 

6. Catharina, Oct. 12, 1712. 

7. Abraham. Jan. 9, 1715. 

Children of Willem Jacobs5e Van Deusen and Elizabeth Roseboom. 

1. Jacob, 1692, Herbert Jacobs, Gysbertje Roseboom. 

2. Margriet, 1695, Heudrick Roseboom, Catalina Jacobs. 

3. Catelyntie, 1697, Johannes Roseboom. 

4. Muryte, 1700, Gerritjo Roseboom. 

5. KUzabeth, 1703, Gerrit Roseboom, Maryte Van Duse. 

6. Jlendrick, 

7 Elizabeth ' ^"'"'^"'''^ Roseboom, Debora Roseboom, Maryte Van Duse. 

g. Dutch Cluircli Burials, Anuals of Albany, Vol. 1. ] 

1722. Oct. 1, Jacob Koseboom's child. 

1722. <>ct. 22, Myndert Roseboom. ! 

1722. Dec. 18, Maria Koseboom's daughter. 

172;3. Sep. 17. Jacob Koseboom's child. ; 

172(i, Sep 11, Jacob Koseboom's child. 

1727, Mar. 12, Gerrit Koseboom's daughter. I 

1732. Jan. 6, Hendrick Koseboom's child. 

1732, May 20, Hendrick H. Koseboom's child. 

1733, Feb. IC), Sarah Roseboom was buried, daughter of Jacab Roseboom. 

1734, Aug. 12. Gysbert Koseboom's child. ! 

1735, Nov. 3, Hendrick H. Koseboom's child. 

1738, Sep. 17, Hendrick M. Kose1)Oom's child. ; 

1738, Oct. 17, Heudrick H. Koseboom's child. ' 

1739, Dec. 21, Gerrit Roseboom. 

1741. Apr. 9, Margarietie, daughter of Maria Roseboom. 

1741, July 10, Maria Koseboom. 

1745, Jan. 25, John Koseboom — Buried under the church. 

1745, Nov. 30, Asueros Roseboom's wife. 

1746, July 20, Debora, dau. of Hendrick H. Roseboom. 

174(5, Aug. 15, Hendrick H. Koseboom. I 

1740, Nov. 23, Gerritie Roseboom, in the church. ! 

1748, Jan. 14, Little son of Catalyntie Roseboom. 

1749, Oct. 2, Debora Roseboom. 
1749, Oct. 29, Gysbert Roseboom. 

1751, Oct. 30, Wife of John G. Roseboom. | 

1753, Nov. 7, John Roseboom (Doxter). 

1754, Oct. 29, Hendrick Roseboom. 
1757, July 27, "Wife of Jacob Roseboom. 


li. Know All Mm By Those Presents. That upun tlic IGtli day of July 
IGSn. in Albany Mr. Kobt. Sanders, inhabitant at this city did i>nrchase for 
his daughter Mary aged a))out IS years a certain tract or parcell of land lying 
on ye T>ong Reach on ye east side oft Hudson's River on ye Wappinges Creek, 
reaching up ye creek on a place called Keechkachkanieeck. And again wes- 
tei'ly on ye river side to a place called Agawarelinek, in which bounds is 
comprehended three valleys or nuvrshes and all creeks and kells that lie with- 
in ye same, and that of certain highland Indians called Nassichampeet, who 
is also called Souwen-wes, and his wife AVauwelinneek, wlio is also called 
Ann, his Brother Quaekwoof .Toch<iuaniin. another Indian s(jua called Nake- 
newon, and ye son of Ann called RoclKjuaniock, for which parcell of laud 
they acknowledged to have received full satisfaction of Robt. Sanders aflbre- 
said. Therefore ye said Indian proprietors do transport ye said parcell of 
land, as they do by these presents to ye aftbresaid Mary daughter of Robt- 
Sanders in full possession and propriety, for her and her heirs and assigns, 
or to them that hereafter may title and action, really and actually by these 
presents. And ye said Indian owners do desist and quit claim to all there 
action and pretension that they had to ye above land for now and ever here- 

Which said piece of land is comprehended in a certain grant which ye 
said Mary hath obtained of ye Right Honble. Col. Thomas Dongan Gov. 
Genl., Dated ye 28, day of May 1686. 

Was Signed and Sealed by 

Indian Witnesses 


In presence of me John Baker, Notary Public. 

This was signed and sealed in the presence of us 

Jan Jansse Bleeker, Justice of ye Peace. 
J. Lend Cnyler Justice of ye Peace. 

List oy ye payments that ye Indians and ye wives have Reed, for ye 
purchase of ye land for which they declared to have full satisfaction in full. 
Two Gunns — Four Great Kittolls — Six Faddon Dusstolls — A White Blanket 
— Four Fatts of Rum— Hondert Awls— Hondert Needles — 1 Half Fatt 
Good Beer — 12 Knives— 1 Roll Tobacco — 2 Shirts — 1 Brave Christian 
Coat — 2 Axes — Another Small Gunn. 

Translated out of ye original P. me Robt. Livingston. 

Nassi Hampeet 



Wauwe Linnick 















i. By the Honourable Cadwallander Colden, Esq., President of His 
Majesty's Council, and Commander in Chief of the Province of New York, 
and the Territories depending thereon in America. To Myndert Roseboom 
Esquire Greeting. Reposing especial Trust and Confidence, as well in the 


Care, Diligence, and Circumspection, as in the Loyalty, Courage and Readi- 
ness of Vou, to do His Majesty good and faitliful Service; have nominated, 
constituted and appointed, an<l I DO, by Virtue of the Powers and Authori- 
ties to Me given by His Majesty, hereby nominate, constitute and appoint 
A ou the said Myndert Roseboom to be Lieutenant Colonel of the Second J{eg- 
iment of tlie Forces in tlie Pay of the Province of New York whereof fieorge 
Brewerton Esq'r is Colonel. You are therefore to take the said Regiment 
into your Charge and Care, as Lieutenant Colonel thereof, and duly to exer- 
cise botli the Officers and Soldiers of that Regiment in Anns. And as they 
are herel)y commanded to oljey You as their Lieutenant Ccjlonel, so are you 
likewise to observe and follow such Orders and Directions, from time to 
time, as you shall receive from Me, or any other your Superior Ofticer, accord- 
ing to the Rules and Diciplinc of War, in Pursuance of the Trust reposed in 
you : and for so doing, this shall be your Commission. 

Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms, In New York, the sixlli day of 
April in the first Year of His Majesty's Reign, Annoque Domini (Hie 'llioii- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty One. Cadwallander Colden. 

By his Honour's Conunand. 

G. Banyer, Sec'y. 

j. This Indenture made the First day of February in the Year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and seventj'-five. Between John Harper of the 
County of Tryon, Husbandman, of the one part And Myndert Roseboom* of 
the City of Albany, :\rercliant, of the other part Witnesseth that he tlie said 
John Harper for and in Consideration of the sum of Three hundred and 
Eighty six pounds Current money of New York to him the said John Harper 
l)y liim the said Myndert Roseboom in hand paid at and before the Ensealing 
and Delivery of these presents tlie Receipt Whereof he the said John Harper 
doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof and of every Part and parcell tiicreof 
doth acquit. Release and Discharge him the said Myndert Rosel)ooin his 
lieirs and assigns for ever by these presents he the said John Harper hatii 
granted Bargained sold Aliened Reraised Released and confirmed and !)y'thcse 
presents doth grant Bargain, Sell, Alien, Remise Release and confirm unto 
him the said Myndert Roseboom his heirs and assigns for ever (l)eini: now 
in his Actual Possession) all that Lott of Land Called or known l)y the Name 
of Lott Number Two, being part of a Tract of Land of five Inindred acres 
formerly patented to John Lindesay in the County of Albany, Which Said 
Tract was afterwards Devided into two Lotts and distinguished by the Names 
of Lott Number One and Lott Number Two as by the Draft and Dc vision 
thereof made by Edward Collins Deputy Surveyor may more fully api>far. 

* After the first part of this book was printed, a record was found at Albany, (:J">ii. J.VM) 
Aug. 14th, 1770, of a " Royal," (not military) grant of 45,000 acres of land in An)any county, to 
forty-tive persons named, of whom Ntyn.lert Iloseboom was one. The tract extended from a 
creek named Hay-ad-er-es-se-ras to Sackindaga, or West branch of the Hudson, and lay chietly 
in Edinburgh and Providence, Saratoga county. 

lot) Al'l'K.NDIX. 

Together with all and Siimnlar tiic woods underwoctds Trees, Thubers, feed- 
inj; Pastun-s. Mi-adows, Maislios, Swaiiii>s, ways, waters, water courses, 
Rivers, Brooks, liivwlets, Huns and Streams of water, Fisliing. fowling, 
hunting and hawking. Mines, Minerals of all sorts whatsoever, — Except 
Gold mines and Silver mines, — wliieli now or hereafter Shall be Standing 
growing, lying, l»eing or to he found in or ni)on the aforesaid Lott Number 
Two or any part or parecll thereof, and the Reversion and Reversions 
Remainder and Remainders, lients. Issues and profitts thereof and of everv 
part and parcell thereof and also all the Estate Right Title Interest property 
possession Claim and Demand Whatsoever of him the said John Harper of 
in or to the name or any part or parcell thereof to have and to hold the said 
Lott Number Two and all other the herebj' granted premises aforesaid and 
every part and parcell thei'eof with their and everj' of their Appurtenences 
unto him the said Myndert Roseboom his heirs and Assigns for Ever Sub- 
ject to the payment of the Quit Rents due and hereafter to be due unto his 
Majesty, his heirs and Successors from the Twenty tif th day of March oni' 
thousand seven hundred and forty three and also Subject to and under the 
Several Exceptions, Reservations, liestrictions and Limitations in and by his 
Majesty's Letters Patent for the said Tract of land mentioned and expressed 
And he the said John Harper and his heirs all and Singular the before Granted 
l)remises with the Appurtenences and every part and parcell thereof unto 
him the said Myndert Roseboom his heirs and Assigns and Against all and 
every ©ther person and persons Whatsoever Lawfully Claiming or to claim 
any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the said hereby granted 
premises or any part or parcell thereof by From or Under him them any or 
eitlier of them shall and will warrant and forever Defend by these Presents. 
In Witness thereof The parties to these presents have hereunto Interchange- 
ably set their hands and Seals the day and Year tirst above written. 

(Sig.) John Harper (L. S.) 
Sealed and delivered in the presence of Sam'l Pruyn, John Fred. Pruyn. 

Memorandum that on the first day of February one thousand seven hun- 
dred & seventy Ave personally appeared l^efore me, Jacob C. Ten Eyck 
Judge of the Inferior Coui't of the City and County of Albany the within 
named John Harper of Harpersfield in the County of Tryon Acknowledge the 
within Deed or Instrument to he his Voluntary Act & Deed for the Pur- 
pose therein mentioned and I have Examined the within Instrument ^^ tind 
no material Reazurds (erasures) or Interlindations therein I therefore allow 
the Same to be Recorded. Jacob C. Ten Eyck. 

I do hereby Acknowledge to have received from Myndert Rosel^oom tlir 
Sum of Three hundred Eight.v-six pounds New York Currency in full for the 
within Consideration money in Witness I hereby sett my hand. Albany 
February the tirst. one thousand seven hundred Seventy-tive. 

(Sig.) John Harper. 

k. This Indenture made the twelfth day of March, in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundreil and ninetv-live. between George Clarke of 


Hyde, in the county of Chester and Kin-dom of Great Brituiu, hv William 
Banyer of the City of Albany, in the County of Albany, his Attorney, of the 
first part, and John Roseboom of the Town of Canajoharie, in the County of 
Montsoraery and State of Ne^y York, of the second part, Witnesseth. that 
the said party of the tirst part for and in consideration of the sum of flye 
hundred pounds, of laNyful money of the State of New York, to him in hand 
paid at or before the sealing and deliyery of these presents, the receipt 
whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, 
released and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, 
release and confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to hiJ heirs 
and assigns foreyer, 

All that certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the 
County of Otsego, in a Patent granted on the twenty-fourth day of May, one 
thousand seyen hundred and thirty-nine unto John Lindsley, and which said 
tract or parcel of land is known and distinguished by the name of lot No. 
one and begins at a marked white Ash tree and runs thence south fiye 
degrees forty minutes west, fifty-two chains and fifty links : thence south 
twenty-nine degrees thirty minutes west, six-two chains and fifty links: 
thence West eleven chains and fifty links ; thence north thirteen degrees east 
one hundred and twenty-three chains and fifty links: thence south fifty-two 
degrees east, twenty-four chains and forty links to the place where it first 
began, containing two hundred and fifty acres of land. 

Together with all and singular the appurtenances, priyileges and advan- 
tages whatsoever unto the above mentioned and described premises in any- 
wise appertaining or belonging, and the reversion and reversions, remainder 
and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and also all the estate, 
right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever as well in law 
as in equity, of the said party of the first part, of in and to the same or any 
part or parcel thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold the 
above granted, bargained and decribed premises and every part and parcel 
thereof, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second i)art. his 
heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said party of the 
second part, his heirs and assigns forever, and to and for no other use, in- 
tent or purpose whatsoever and the said party of the first part for Idmself, 
his heirs, executors and administrators, doth covenent. grant, promise and 
agree to and with the said party of the second part, his iieirs and assigns, 
that he the said party of the first part at the time of the sealing and delivery 
of these pi-esents is lawfully and rightfully seized in his own right of a good, 
sure, perfect, absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple 
of and in all and singular aud said premises above mentioned, with the 
appurtenances without any manner of condition to alter, change, determine 
or defeat the same, and hath in himself good right;, full power and lawful 
authority to grant, bargain, sell, convey and release the aboye said des.Til)ed 
larfd and premises w ith the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second 
part his heirs and assigns in manner and form aforesaid. And also that he 
the said party of the first part and his heirs the said tract or parcel ..f lan.l, 
and all and siusular other the premises herein before mentioned or intended 


to be liereby granted, bargained, sold, released and|conflrnied and every part 
and parcel thereof with the ap])nrteiianecs unto the said party of the second 
part his heirs and assigns against him the said party of the tirst part and his 
heirs and against all other persons whomsoever, any estate having or law- 
fully claiming of, in, to or out of the said premises, or of, in and to any part 
or parcel thereof with the ap|>Mi"tenances. or that shall or may claim by, 
from or under or in ti'ust for him or them or any of them, shall and will 
Warrant and forever Defend by these presents. 

In Witness Whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their 
hands and seals the day and year first above written. 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us. 

Geo. Clarke, by his Atty. 
Willm. Banyer. 

The word "tw'o"in ninth line written on an erasure and the words 
" and fifty " above same line interlined. 

Geo. Banyer Jr. 
Ab. Van Vechten. 

Be it rememl)ered that on the twelfth day of August in the year of Our 
Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, personally appeared 
before me, John Lansing Jun. one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of 
Judicature of the State of New York, the within named Geo. Clarke, who 
acknowledged that the within named William Banyer as his Atty., had exe- 
cuted the Ajvithin written Indenture and that the same was the deed of him, 
the said Geo. Clarke and having examined the said Indenture and finding 
therein no erasure, interlineation or obliteration (other than those noted) 
and being personally acquainted with the said George and satisfied he is the 
person described as Grantor in the said Indenture, I allow the same to be 

John Lansing Jun. 

Recorded Oct. 22, 1801, at s o'clock p.m., in Book D of Conveyances 
page 124. 

1. In the Name of God Amen. I Hendrick M. Roseboom of the City and 
County of Albany being weak in body, but of sound Memory and Understand- 
ing praised be God for the same, and considering this transitory life, Do 
make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and 
form following, that is to say First and principally I recommend my Soul 
into the hands of God my Creator hoping a pardon for all my Sins tliro the 
Merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Redeemer, my body I commit to the Earth 
to be decently interred, at the discretion of my Executor herein after Named, 
as to such worldly Estate wherewith (iod hath been pleased to bless me, I 
dispose of the same as follows : Imprimis I will order and direct that all my 
just debts and funeral Expenses be paid and satisfied l)y my said Executor. 
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Johannes Roseboom and to his 
heirs and assigns forever, All my Estate both Real and personal, which I at 
present am possessed of, or which I hold in Reversion or Remainder, Subject- 

APPENDIX. \:)\) 

ing Nevertheless my said Son Johannes Ids heirs and assigns after ray decease 
to pay or cause to be paid unto my Sons Myndert Hoseboom and liarent 
Hoseboom for and during their Natural Lives each a yearly sum of money, 
e(iual to one third of the Rent receiveable for my House and Lot of (iround 
situate in Maiden Lane in the second Ward of the City of All)any. f.astly I 
do hereby Nominate and Appoint my said Son Johannes Roseboom the sole 
Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby Revoke and 
make void all former Wills and Testaments by me at any time lieretofore 
Made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty- 
seventh day of July — in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven inunircd 
and ninet}'. 

Hendrick Hoseljooni. 
Witnesses: V. \V. Douw, Henry Ten Eyck, Nicholas Fonda. 

m. In the Name of God Amen, I Barent Roseboom, liatchelor formerly 
of the City of Albany but at present Residing at Canajoharie in Montgomery 
County in the State of New York being weak of body but of sound and dis- 
posing mind and Memory (praised be God) Do make ordain inii)lish and 
declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner following. 

I Will that all my just debts and funeral Charges be paid. I give and 
Becpieath unto my loving r>rother Myndert Roseboom the Sum of Twenty 
Pounds. I give and Beiiueath unto my Brother John Roseboom the Sum of 
Five Pounds. I give and Bequeath unto Elizabeth Roseboom eldest daughter 
of John Roseboom and Wife of Conrad Gansevoort my Negro Wench Dion 
and an Iron plate Chimney Back. I give and Bequeath unto my Brothers 
Son Barent Roseboom all the Land belonging to me in Whiteburgh and the 
one Half of what I am to Heir from John Myndert Roseboom and likewise 
the one Fifth Part of All my other Property both Real and Personal not 
herein Willed I give and Becjueath unto my Brother's Son John Roseboom 
ray Right to a Lot Ground in Albany on the Hill at present in possession of 
Samuel Bromley and One Fifth share of all my other Property. I give and 
Bequeath unto my Brother's Son Abraham Roseboom One Hundred Pounds 
and Interest due thereon Six AVeeks after my decease and One-Fifth Part 
of my other Property. I give & Bequeath unto my Brother's youngest 
daughter Maria Roseboom Fifty Ponnds and a Fifth Part of ray other Prop- 
erty. I further Will that my Brothers daughter Elizal)eth Roselioom like- 
wise have a tlfth share of all my property not before Willetl. 1 give and 
Bequeath unto the daughter of Johannes Ten Eyck named Neilte Ten Eyck 
my Psalm Book. I give and Bequeath unto Barent Schermerhorn Son of 
}acob Schermerhorn of Green Bush a Silver Spoon marked Janitie Ten Eyck 
tyed with a Black crape round it. I will that whatever is due to me from. 
Arent Van Duersen be freely forgiven him. Antl Lastly I constitute and 
make my Loving Brother John Roseboom and his Son Barent Roseboom and 
Conrad Gansevoort ^Executors of this my Last Will & Testament and 1 do 
hereby utterly Disallo^v Revoke and Disannul all former and other Wills 



Loiiacies and Executors by me heretofore matle Willed and Beciueatlicd 
Ratyfving and confinnin-i- this and no other to be my last Will & Testa- 
ment. In Witness whereof I liave hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 
Twent.v-fourth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand 
ScA^en Hundred and Ninty-llve. 

l?Ai!' r R()Si'.BO(»r. 
Witnesses: Daniel I leii'erman, John J. Rosebixim. John Diell.