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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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LLIZA HILL CRARY 
At the age of 62 



ANCESTORS 



DESCENDANTS 



OF 

CALVERT CRARY 



AND HIS WIFE 



ELIZA HILL 



LIBERTY, N. Y. 



COLLECTED BY 

JERRY CRARY 
Warren, Pa. 



New York 

Privately Printed 

1917 



1802092 



PART I 



ANCESTORS 

OF 

CALVERT CRARY 




CALVLRT CRARY 
At tine age of 75 



AUTHORITILS 



Authority for the records of the ancestry of Calvert Crary, 
aside from those particularly mentioned, is as follows : 

Family Bible Registry. 

Records furnished by: 

Daughter of Joseph Mason Crary, 

Mrs. Ellen Holmes Noyes, of Mystic, Conn., granddaughter 

of Jeremiah Holmes, 
Sara Wood Crary, of Shickshinney, Pa., granddaughter 

of Mason Crary, brother of Thomas Crary, 
Mrs. Sarah Fisk, Liberty, N. Y., 
Jay Morton, Chicago, 111. 

Records of the descendants of Capt. George Denison, of Ston- 
ington, Conn., prepared by: 

John Denison Baldwin, 
William Clift. 

Records of the descendants of Calvert Crary and Eliza Hill from: 
Members of the different families. 

References to the name Macquarrie from : 

Letters of S. D. Crary, of Ute, Iowa, to Sara Wood Crary. 

Authority for the biographical sketches from: 

Obituary notices from Scrapbooks, 

Historical sketches. 

Personal interviews and recollections. 



CRARY 

I. PETER CRARY emigrated from Scotland 
in 1663 
CHRISTOBEL GALLUP 
Married 1677 

n. PETER CRARY 
ANN CULVER 
Married 1710 

in. NATHAN CRARY 

DOROTHY WHEELER 

Married 1742 

IV. THOMAS CRARY 

MEHITABEL MASON 
Married 1772 

V. THOMAS CRARY \ 

MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VI. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



HOLMES 

I. ROBERT HOLMES emigrated to this country 
in 1668 

II. JOSHUA HOLMES 

ABIGAIL INGRAM CHESEBROUGH 

Married 1675 

III. JOSHUA HOLMES 
FEAR STURGES 
Married 1698 

IV. JOHN HOLMES 
HANNAH HALSEY 
Married 1744 

V. JEREMIAH HOLMES 
MARY DENISON 
Married 1778 

VI. MARY HOLMES 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1797 

VII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 

Married 1823 



GALLUP 



I. JOHN GALLUP emigrated from England in 1630 
CHRISTOBEL 

IL JOHN GALLUP emigrated from England in 1633 
HANNAH LAKE emigrated from England in 1635 



III. CHRISTOBEL GALLUP 
PETER CRARY 
Married 1677 

IV. PETER CRARY 
ANN CULVER 
Married 1710 

V. NATHAN CRARY 

DOROTHY WHEELER 

Married 1742 

VI. THOMAS CRARY 

MEHITABEL MASON 
Married 1772 

VII. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



IIL JOHN GALLUP 

ELIZABETH HARRIS 

Married 1675 

IV. SAMUEL GALLUP 
MEHITABEL BLUNT 
Married 1727 

V. MARY GALLUP 
ANDREW MASON 
Married 1754 

VI. MEHITABEL MASON 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1772 

VII. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 

Married 1823 



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GALLUP 

I. JOHN GALLUP emigrated from England in 1630 
CHRISTOBEL 

II. JOHN GALLUP emigrated from England in 1633 
HANNAH LAKE emigrated from England in 1635 

III. BENADAM GALLUP 
ESTHER PRENTICE 



IV. HANNAH GALLUP 
WILLIAM WHEELER 
Married 1710 

V. DOROTHY WHEELER 
NATHAN CRARY 
Married 1742 

VI. THOMAS CRARY 

MEHITABEL MASON 
Married 1772 



VII. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



V. ESTHER WHEELER 
CAPT. DANIEL DENISON 
Married 1742 

VI. MARY DENISON 
JEREMIAH HOLMES 
Married 1778 



VII. MARY HOLMES 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



II 



WHEELER 

I. THOMAS WHEELER emigrated from England 
probably in 1635 

MARY 

Married 1645 

H. ISAAC WHEELER 
MARTHA PARK 

HL WILLIAM WHEELER 
HANNAH GALLUP 
Married 1710 

IV. DOROTHY WHEELER IV. ESTHER WHEELER 

NATHAN CRARY CAPT. DANIEL DENISON 

Married 1742 Married 1742 

V. THOMAS CRARY V. MARY DENISON 

MEHITABEL mason JEREMIAH HOLMES 

Married 1772 Married 1778 

VI. THOMAS CRARY VI. MARY HOLMES 

MARY HOLMES THOMAS CRARY 

Married 1797 Married 1797 

VII. CALVERT CRARY VII. CALVERT CRARY 

ELIZA HILL ELIZA HILL 

Married 1823 Married 1823 



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PRENTICE 



I. VALENTINE PRENTICE emigrated 
from England 
ALICE PRENTICE 

11. JOHN PRENTICE 
HESTER PRENTICE 

III. ESTHER PRENTICE 
BENADAM GALLUP 

IV. HANNAH GALLUP 
WILLIAM WHEELER 
Married i/io 



V. DOROTHY WHEELER 
NATHAN CRARY 
Married 1742 

VI. THOMAS CRARY 

MEHITABEL MASON 
Married 1772 

VII. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



V. ESTHER WHEELER ; 

CAPT. DANIEL DENISONJ 
Married 1742 1 

VI. MARY DENISON \ 

JEREMIAH HOLMES 
Married 1778 

VII. MARY HOLMES 
THOMAS CRARY 

Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



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STANTON 



I. THOMAS STANTON 

CATHERINE WASHINGTON 

II. THOMAS STANTON emigrated from England 
in 1635 
ANNA LORD 
Married 1637 



[I. JONATHAN STANTON 
HANNAH THOMPSON 

Married 1664 

V. JOSEPH STANTON 

MARGARET CHESEBROUGH 
Married 1696 

V. ZERVIAH STANTON 
NEHEMIAH MASON 
Married 1722 

n. ANDREW MASON 
MARY GALLUP 
Married 1754 

II. MEHITABEL MASON 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1772 

IL THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

X. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



III. ROBERT STANTON 
JOANNA GARDINER 
Married 1677 

IV. MARY STANTON 
DANIEL DENISON 
Married 1704 

V. CAPT. DANIEL DENISON 
ESTHER WHEELER 

Married 1742 

VL MARY DENISON 

JEREMIAH HOLMES 
Married 1778 

VII. MARY HOLMES 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



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MASON 

I. JOHN MASON emigrated from England 
about 1632 
ANNA PECK 
Married 1640 

II. DANIEL MASON 
REBECCA HOBART 
Married 1679 

III. NEHEMIAH MASON 
ZERVIAH STANTON 
Married 1722 

IV. ANDREW MASON 
MARY GALLUP 
Married 1754 

V. MEHITABEL MASON 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1772 

VI. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



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CHESEBROUGH 

I. WILLIAM CHESEBROUGH emigrated from 
England in 1630 
ANNA STEVENSON 
Married 1620 

II. NATHANIEL CHESEBROUGH 
HANNAH DENISON 
Married 1659 

III. MARGARET CHESEBROUGH 
JOSEPH STANTON 
Married 1696 

IV. ZERVIAH STANTON 
NEHEMIAH MASON 
Married 1722 

V. ANDREW MASON 
MARY GALLUP 

Married 1754 

VI. MEHITABEL MASON 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1772 

VII. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



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LORD 

I. DR. THOMAS LORD emigrated from England in 1635 
DOROTHY 

Married 1610 



n. ANNA LORD 

THOMAS STANTON 
Married 1637 

Ul. JONATHAN STANTON HL 

HANNAH THOMPSON 
Married 1664 

IV. JOSEPH STANTON IV. 

MARGARET CHESEBROUGH 
Married 1696 

v. zerviah stanton v. 

nehemiah mason 

Married 1722 

VI. ANDREW MASON VI. 

MARY GALLUP 
Married 1754 

VII. MEHITABEL MASON VII. 

THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1772 

VIII. THOMAS CRARY VIII. 

MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

IX. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



ROBERT STANTON 
JOANNA GARDINER 
Married 1677 

MARY STANTON 
DANIEL DENISON 
Married 1704 

CAPT. DANIEL DENjI 
ESTHER WHEELER 
Married 1742 

MARY DENISON I 

JEREMIAH HOLMES! 

Married 1778 j 

MARY HOLMES I 

THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1797 

CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



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DENISON 



I. JOHN DENISON 
AGNES 

II. WILLIAM DENISON emigrated from 
England 
MARGARET CHANDLER MONCK 

III. GEORGE DENISON 



BRIDGET THOMPSON, ist 

V. HANNAH DENISON 
j NATHANIEL CHESEBROUGH 
Married 1659 

V. MARGARET CHESEBROUGH 
JOSEPH STANTON 
Married 1696 

1. zerviah stanton 
nehemiah mason 

Married 1722 

[I. ANDREW MASON 
MARY GALLUP 
Married 1754 

I. MEHITABEL MASON 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1772 

X. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

K. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



ANN BORODELL, 2nd 

IV. JOHN DENISON 

PHEBE LAY 

Married 1667 

V. DANIEL DENISON 

MARY STANTON 
Married 1704 

VI. CAPT. DANIEL DENISON 
ESTHER WHEELER 
Married 1742 

VII. MARY DENISON 

JEREMIAH HOLMES 
Married 1778 

VIII. MARY HOLMES 
THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1797 

IX. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



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PARK 



I. ROBERT PARK emigrated from England 
in 1630 
MARTHA CHAPLIN 

n. THOMAS PARK 

DOROTHY THOMPSON 

HI. MARTHA PARK 
ISAAC WHEELER 

IV. WILLIAM WHEELER 
HANNAH GALLUP 
Married 1710 



V. DOROTHY WHEELER 
NATHAN CRARY 
Married 1742 

VI. THOMAS CRARY 

MEHITABEL MASON 
Married 1772 

VII. THOMAS CRARY 
MARY HOLMES 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



V. ESTHER WHEELER 

CAPT. DANIEL DENISONJ 
Married 1742 • 

VI. MARY DENISON | 

JEREMIAH HOLMES j 

Married 1778 

! 

VII. MARY HOLMES 

THOMAS CRARY 
Married 1797 

VIII. CALVERT CRARY 
ELIZA HILL 
Married 1823 



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Copied from "The Scottish Clans and Their Tartans", pubHshed 
by W. & A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh and London. 

"Nowhere beats the heart so kindly 
As beneath the tartan plaid." — Aytoun. 

THE CLAN OF MACQUARRIE. 

War Cry: — "An t-Arm Breac Dearg." "The army of the 
checkered red" (tartan). 

Badge: — Giuthas. Pine Tree. 



The MacQuarries, though a clan of very great antiquity, have 
ever been too few in number to figure much in war or history. 
"They claim," says Robertson, following the papers of the lona 
Club, "to be descended from one of the Dalriadic princes," and 
the ancient Gaelic genealogy assigns it to them also, thus : "Cel- 
lach, son of Paul, son of Cellach of the Islands, son of Torquil, 
son of Cellach, son of Guaire, son of Cormac, son of Oirbertig, 
son of Murdoch, son of Ferchar, son of Bethach, son of Finlay, 
son of Fercharfada, son of Feredoch, son of Fergus," 

In 13 14 the chief of MacQuarrie fought under Bruce at 
Bannockburn. Twenty-one Highland chiefs joined Bruce in that 
victory, and three — the MacDougals, Cummings, and MacNabs — 
were in the ranks of the enemy. 

The first of the name prominently known is John MacQuarrie 
of Ulva, who died in 1473. The clan were followers of the 
Lords of the Isles, and after a time had some possessions in the 
Island of Mull. A few are to be found in Argyleshire still. 

When, in the end of July, 1609, the Bishop of the Isles, 
Andrew Knox (previously parson of Paisley, and first Protestant 
Bishop of this See), went to lona as Commissioner for King 
James VI., among the chief men of the Isles who submitted them- 
selves to him as the Royal representative were MacQuarrie of 
Ulva, MacKinnon of that Ilk, and ten others. The last of this 
line, Lachlan MacQuarrie of that Ilk and MacQuarrie, was 
compelled, by debts, to dispose of his property and become a 
soldier in his sixty-second year. 



20 

When the old 74th Regiment, or Argyle Highlanders, were 
raised in 1777 by Colonel Campbell of Barbreck, Lachlan Mac- 
Quarrie obtained a commission in it, and his name, under date 
23rd December, 1777, appears among the captains in the Army 
List for that year. Twenty-three Campbells were officers of this 
regiment, which was disbanded in 1783; and after a long life, 
too probably of penury, the last of the MacQuarries of Ulva 
died in 1817 without male issue, so his line is extinct. 

The name has found its way into France. There in 1865 
Laurent. Victor. Ed. Macquaire was Colonel of the 12th Battalion 
of Chasseurs a Pied in Algiers. 

MacQuarrie Island, in the Southern Pacific, discovered in 
181 1, together with a harbour, river, and port in Van Dieman's 
Land, are all named from a member of this Clan, who was highly 
popular as a Governor of New South Wales. 

MacQuarrie Arms 

Quarterly : i and 4. Green, three silver towers in chief ; 
2 and 3. Red, a ship and salmon naiant proper between 
three silver cross crosslets fitchy. 

MacQuarrie Badge 
Pine. 

MacQuarrie Crest 

From an antique crown (in token of Royal descent) an arm 
in armour proper grasping a dagger. 

MacQuarrie Motto 

Turris fortis mihi Deus. 

The race of MacQuarrie (Clann Ghuairi') is of Royal de- 
scent traced to the second son of Gregor, son of Alpin, the famous 
King of Scots, who fell in battle 837. 

Lachlan, the i6th and last chief in regular succession died 
in 1818 at the age of 103. 

Motto : Turris fortis mihi deus (God is my strong fortress.) 

This book published by Willis & Sotheran, 136 Strand, 1857, 
by James Logan. 



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Clann Ghuairi', the MacQuaries, trace descent to the 
second son of Gregor, son of Alpin, the famous King of Scots 
who fell in battle at Eachuin's fight in Bannockburn, Island of 
lone. (Beach-Hicks.) 



MacGregor trace their descent from Griogar, third son of 
Alpin MacAchai, King of Scotland, who commenced his reign 
in 787. 

Donngheal, the elder son gave the patronymic MacGregor 
to his posterity and his brother, Guarai, was founder of the Clan 
since distinguished as MacQuarrie. 

Cormac, surnamed Mor, or the Great, lived in the time of 
Alexander II. Had sons Allan and Gregor. 1504 repeated 
summons to MacCorry of Ullowaa. Eachiun, translated Hector, 
was chief when Bruce fought with him at Bannockburn. 

/ Alpine, who was Chief or head of the Clan Alpine, was the 
common ancestor, also of the clan MacQuarie, which makes the 
MacQuarie's of Royal Blood. The MacQuaries were High- 
landers and it is said fierce fighters and excellent archers — thus 
far an historical fact. Next, the evolution of the name Crary 
from MacQuarie, which in substance was, MacQuarie — Mc- 
Quarie — McCrery or Crery — and lastly Crary. Peter Crary (i) 
commonly spelled his name "Crery", although the early New 
London records and early grants and patents of Her Majesty 
spell the name in a variety of ways : Crery — Creery — Creary — 
Carary — Cerary — Cararie — Curary — Currary, etc. It is tradi- 
tionary with our line and all lines heard from that the prefix 
"Mc" was dropped by Peter when he came to America, and 
various reasons are advanced for the change. The one that seems 
very reasonable is that Peter, who was an adherent of Cromwell, 
thought he would likely fare better if he should conceal his 
identity, which could quite easily be done by the slight and con- 
venient change of the name. The old "Mac" in all descendants 
of the old Scottish clans is now shortened to "Mc", and has so 
been for many years past and in many cases dropped altogether. 
Old records have been found of persons spelling the name simply 



22 

"Quarie", some Quary and some Qarary. The name Crary has 
nearly the same sound as Quarie, the change of the ie to y would 
not change the value of the word and the change from Qu to Cr 
would have but a slight efifect. It must also be borne in mind 
that during and prior to the time of Peter, families of the same 
name spelled their names in a great variety of ways, thus : Moore 
was spelled indifferently — Moore — More — Moir — Moor — Muir 
and Mure. This seems the only plausible solution of the evolu- 
tion of the name Crary. 

{From Records of S. D. Crary, Ute, Iowa.) 



From Memoranda of A, M. Crary, Herington, Kansas 

In the year 1663, two brothers, Peter and John Crary, left 
their home near Glasgow, Scotland, and after a long voyage of 
many weeks across the Atlantic Ocean arrived in Boston, Mass. 
Boston was then only about thirty years old. John, the younger 
brother, took up his abode in Boston. Peter journeyed south- 
ward and settled in the town of New London, Conn. He married 
in 1677, Christobel Gallup, daughter of Capt. John Gallup and 
Hannah Lake. (See Gallup Record.) The greater number of 
the Crarys in this country are descendants of Peter Crary and 
Christobel Gallup. The other line of descent, from Capt. John 
Crary, was not so large. Dr. George Waldo Crary, of Madison 
Avenue, New York, was one of the descendants of Capt. John. 
Some have also been located in Massachusetts, Michigan, Wis- 
consin, Missouri and Kansas, who were descendants of Capt. 
John Crary, brother of Peter. 



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Ancestors of 
CALVERT CRARY 



CRARY RECORD 

I. PETER CRARY descended from Scottish Royal blood. 
Came to this country from Scotland about 1663 and was 
the pioneer Crary in America. He settled in what is 
now Groton, Conn., then New London, near the head of 
the Mystic River, about 1675. His church connections 
were with the old First Congregational Church in Ston- 
ington, Conn., near which he resided, and the baptisms 
of all his children are recorded there. He was a signer 
of the patent of New London, October 14, 1704. Was 
among those who took land in the Quinnebang County, 
and in 1699 was one of the organizers of the town of 
Plainfield. He took an active part in the new township. 
His name and those of his sons appear in the old town 
records of Plainfield, Conn., as grantors of land in con- 
nection with land deals, deeds, transfers, etc. Later 
he returned to Groton, where he passed the remainder 
of his days and died the latter part of the year 1708. 
His will is recorded in New London, Conn., Probate 
Records. The farm on which he settled in 1675 is 
called the Crary farm at the present time. About half 
a mile from the house is a small cemetery, in which 
many of the Crarys are buried. He married in 1677 

CHRISTOBEL GALLUP, daughter of Capt. John Gallup 
and Hannah Lake. 

(See Gallup and Lake Record.) 
Children : 

i. Christobel, born Feb., 1679; married 
Ebenezer Harris. 



24 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

2. ii. Peter (2), baptized April 30, 1682. 

iii. Margaret, baptized Aug. 20, 1682; married 
Ebenezer Pierce of Groton. - 

iv. John, baptized Aug. 8, 1686. 
V. William, baptized Nov. 6, 1687. 
vi. Robert, baptized May 11, 1690. 

vii. Hannah or Ann, baptized July 17, 1692; 
married Nathan Bushnell of Norwich. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 25 

2. PETER2 CRARY (Peter^), baptized at Stonington, Conn., 
April 30, 1682 ; died after June 25, 175 1, when he deeded 
land to his son Nathan. He married 

ANN CULVER, Jan. 11, 1709-10, and lived at Groton, Conn. 

Children : 

i. Peter, born Jan. 6, 1710-11, at Groton. 

ii. Thomas, born Feb. 2, 1711-12. 

iii. Ann, born Nov. 29, 1713; married Daniel 
Woodward. 

iv. Lucy, born Dec. 29, 17 15. 

3. V. Nathan, born Oct. 7, 1717. 

vi. Eunice, born Oct. 26, 1719. 

vii. Humphrey, born Sept. 7, 172 1 ; died Nov. 14, 

1748; married Ann , who died May 

3, 1739- 
viii. Temperance, born Nov. 2, 1723 ; baptized 
Oct. 26, 1729. 

ix. Desire, baptized Oct. 26, 1729. 



26 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

3. NATHAN^ CRARY (Peter,^ Peter^), born Oct. 7, 1717; 
died at Groton, Conn., March 24, 1798, aged 81 years; 
married first, Nov. 2, 1742, 

DOROTHY WHEELER, born March, 1721; died May 5, 
1787, aged 66 years. (See Wheeler Record.) 

Children : 

4. i. Thomas, born Oct. i, 1744. 

ii. Nathan (2), born March 6, 1746. 

iii. Anna, born March 7, 1749; married Jonathan 
Randall. 

iv. Isaac, born July 17, 175 1. 

V. Lucy, born April, 1753; died Aug. 24, 1754. 

vi. Eunice, born April 28, 1755; died Jan. 18, 
1764. 

vii. Prudence, born April 6, 1757; married Ed- 
ward Packer. 

viii. Dorothy, born March 26, 1759; married 
Timothy Woodridge. 

ix. Hannah, born Nov. i, 1761 ; married Abner 
Brownell. 

Married second, 

RUTH SEARLES. 

Children : 

X. Capt. Jesse, born April i, 1789; died July 25, 
1849, aged 60 years. A mariner — lived at 
Groton. 

xi. Sarah, born May 25, 1793; married Samuel 
Dayton. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 27 

THOMAS CRARY was born at Stonington, Conn., in 1744. 
He was the eldest son of Nathan Crary and Dorothy 
Wheeler. He resided at Stonington on a farm until 
about 1790, when he removed to Knox, Albany County, 
N. Y., where he probably leased a tract of land and 
afterwards purchased it. He married in 1772 

MEHITABEL MASON. There were nine children. His 
son Thomas, the eldest, later removed to Liberty, Sulli- 
van County, N. Y. His son Mason was born in 
Stonington and taught school at Berne, Albany Co., 
N. Y., in 1800. Mason afterwards became a physician 
and removed to Shickshinny, Pa., at which place his 
granddaughter, Sara Wood Crary, who has furnished a 
portion of these records, now resides. The records of 
the Adjutant General's office, State of Connecticut, do 
not show the name of Thomas Crary upon the rolls of 
any organization during the War of the Revolution. 
His brother, Nathan Crary, served in the Army of the 
Revolution as Captain. Thomas Crary lived to the age 
of 90 years. He died at Knox, Albany County, N. Y., 
in 1834. Mehitabel Mason, his wife, was a descendant 
of John Mason, John Gallup, Thomas Stanton and Dr. 
Thomas Lord. She was born in Stonington, Conn. 
She died at the age of seventy-seven years. Their mar- 
ried life was sixty years. They were buried in High 
Point Cemetery, formerly the Whipple Cemetery, at 
Knox, Albany County, N. Y. On the tombstone of 
Thomas Crary is the following: 

"Died Nov. 3, 1834, aged 90 years, 22 days, 

Eccl. 8th Chapter, 12th Verse," 
"Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and 
his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall 
be well with them that fear God which fear before him." 

On the tombstone of Mehitabel Mason Crary is 
the following: 

"Wife of Thomas Crary, 

died May 21, 1832, aged 'j'j years, i month, 2"] days. 

Rev. 22nd Chapter, 14th Verse," 



28 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that 
they may have right to the tree of Hfe, and may enter 
in through the gates into the city." 

The cemetery is in very good condition. The 
grounds are not neglected but are cared for from en- 
dowments. Their son, Jabez Crary, is also buried in the 
cemetery. 

The house that was built by Jabez Crary is standing 
in a good state of preservation at the present time 
(1916). Right back of the house is the reservoir, fed 
from springs on the farm that supplies Altamont with 
water. 

4. THOMAS^ CRARY (Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^, born Oct. 
I, 1744; died Nov. 4, 1834, aged 90 years; married Jan. 
9' ^772, 

MEHITABEL MASON, born March 25, 1755 ; died May 
21, 1832, aged yy years. (See Mason Record.) 

Children : 

5. i. Thomas, born Jan. 11, 1775; died Dec. 28, 

1 85 1, aged yy years. 

ii. Mary, born March 25, 1777; died January 27, 
1866, aged 89 years; married Mr. Hemp- 
stead. 

iii. Mason, born at Stonington, Conn., Nov. 15, 
1779; died Sept. 20, 1855, aged 76 years. 

iv. Eunice, born May 25, 1782; died in May, 
1869, aged 87 years; married Mr. Tyler. 

V. Cynthia, born May 21, 1786; died Jan. 16, 
1861, aged 74 years; married Mr. Chesebro. 

vi. Amos, born May 16, 1788; died Dec. 11, 1869, 
aged 81 years. 

vii. Andrew, born July 7, 1790; died Aug. 22, 

1852, aged 62 years. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 29 

viii. Ephram, born Feb. 5, 1793 ; died March 25, 
1830, aged 37 years. 

ix. Jabez, born April i, 1796, at Stonington, New 
London, Conn., ; died Feb. 29, 1872, aged 
yd years. He never married. 



30 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

THOMAS CRARY was born on the farm of his ancestors 
at Groton, Conn., in 1775. As will be seen by the record, 
he was the son of Thomas Crary and Mehitabel Mason, 
and grandson of Nathan Crary and Dorothy Wheeler. 
In 1797 he married 

POLLY HOLMES (her baptismal name was Mary, but she 
was usually called Polly after her marriage). About 
the time of their marriage, they emigrated first to Knox, 
Albany County, N. Y., and from there to Chenango 
Forks, Chenango Co., N, Y. Their son Calvert was 
born at this place. In 1800, owing to defective land 
titles in Chenango County, they settled near the village 
of Liberty in what was then the town of Lumberland 
in the County of Ulster, now the town of Liberty, 
County of Sullivan. Here he first leased and subse- 
quently bought the farm about two miles from the vil- 
lage of Liberty, upon which some members of the fam- 
ily have ever since continued to reside, and which is 
now occupied by his great grandson, William R. Crary, 
son of George Crary. After buying the land he built 
a house, cleared some of the land and set out an or- 
chard, which grew to quite large proportions. He was 
very skillful in the art of grafting and had a very large 
orchard with fine fruit. Thomas Crary was the first 
supervisor of the town of Liberty. He also kept a small 
store, selling goods to his neighbors. He represented 
Sullivan County in the State Legislature in the year 
1826 and was at one time chosen one of the Associate 
Judges of Sullivan County, and after that time was 
given the title of "J^^^g^ Crary" by his townsmen. 

MARY HOLMES, also called Polly, was the daughter of 
Jeremiah Holmes and Mary Denison. Her father, 
Jeremiah, served in the Revolutionary War as a Ser- 
geant. Her mother was the daughter of Capt. Daniel 
Denison and Esther Wheeler. Esther Wheeler was a 
sister of Dorothy Wheeler, who was wife of Nathan 
Crary. As will be seen by the records, the Crary and 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 31 

Holmes families were from Stonington, Groton and 
Mystic, Conn., their ancestors, the Holmes, Denisons, 
Masons, Wheelers and Stantons, being well known fam- 
ilies in that section. Mrs. Crary's brother, Jeremiah 
Holmes, was a sailor and was pressed into the British 
service in 1804, being in the English service two years 
against his will. At the battle of Stonington he had 
command of one of the guns and helped to drive off 
the British on that day. He was afterwards a sea cap- 
tain. His son, Warren, was also a sea captain and 
sailed round the Horn over eighty times. Mrs. Crary 
survived her husband nearly eleven years. Their mar- 
ried life extended over a period of nearly fifty-four 
years. After his death she lived with her son Calvert 
on the farm. She used to relate with considerable sat- 
isfaction the story of three young men meeting one 
Sunday afternoon, all bound in the same direction. 
Upon inquiry the three men learned from each other 
that each intended to call upon Polly Holmes, and the 
three finally agreed to draw cuts to see which one 
should continue and make the call while the other two 
should return home. Thomas Crary drew the lucky 
cut, which was always a source of satisfaction to her as 
well as to Tom. Mr. Crary owned a large number of 
bees which he kept on one side of his garden. After 
his funeral two of his neighbors of Holland descent 
went to each hive and knocking on the hive talked to 
the bees, telling them that their master was dead and 
that they must be good bees thereafter and continue to 
work and make honey for their new master as they had 
done before. Mr. and Mrs. Crary were buried in the 
cemetery at Liberty, Sullivan County, N. Y. The house 
in which Polly Holmes was born at North Stonington, 
Conn,, was in good condition in 1916. 

Following are the inscriptions upon the headstones of Thomas 
and Polly Crary, who lie buried in the Liberty Cemetery, Sulli- 
van County, N. Y. 



32 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

"In Memory of 

THOMAS CRARY 

who died December 28, 185 1, 

aged yy years. 

Thou art gone to the land where no trouble or sorrow 

Can thy peace or thy comfort annoy, 
Where no anxious thought of the care bringing morrow 

Can ever the joy of the moment delay." 

"POLLY CRARY 

died 

March 10, 1862, 

aged 84 years. 

Farewell my loving friends farewell, 

My Jesus doth me call, 
I leave you here with God and all 

Until I meet you once for all." 

5. THOMAS^ CRARY (2), (Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ 
Peter^), born Jan. 11, 1775, at Stonington, Conn.; died 
Dec. 28, 1 85 1, aged yy years, at Liberty, Sullivan County, 
N. Y. ; married Feb. 2, 1797, 

MARY 

POLLY HOLMES, born Oct. 8, 1778, at Stonington, New 
London County, Conn. ; died at Liberty, Sullivan Co., 
N. Y., March 9, 1862, aged 84 years. (See Holmes 
Record.) 

Children : 

6. i. Calvert, born Aug. 11, 1798, at Chenango 

Forks, Chenango County, N. Y. 

7. ii. Mehitabel Mason, born May 16, 1801, at 

Liberty, N. Y. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 33 

JAMES MORTON was born on a farm at Westfield Flats, 
town of Rockland, Sullivan County, N. Y., in 1790. He 
was the son of Alexander and Martha Morton. He mar- 
ried in 1 82 1, 

MEHITABEL MASON CRARY, only daughter of Judge 
Thomas Crary and Polly Holmes Crary, of Liberty, 
Sullivan County, N. Y., sister of Calvert Crary. She 
was born on the farm two miles east of Liberty where 
her father settled in the year 1800. After her marriage 
to James Morton they resided on a farm in the town 
of Rockland at what was known as Westfield Flats, 
which has since been called Roscoe. This farm was 
situated on the banks of the Beaverkill River. They 
kept a hotel, which was a resort for drovers. The 
barns were commodious and convenient and with plenty 
of pasture. It was made a stopping place for droves of 
horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, turkeys and geese, which 
were driven from the West to an Eastern market. At 
that time it was no uncommon thing for all of these to 
be driven in droves to market. The farm was well lo- 
cated and very fertile, and with a number of butternut 
trees, and there was always an abundant supply of but- 
ternuts. Mr. Morton died in 1863 at the age of seventy- 
three years. Mrs. Morton survived him twenty-seven 
years. She died in 1890, being over eighty-nine years of 
age. They were buried in the old cemetery at Rockland, 
N. Y., which is only a few blocks from Roscoe Station, 
and is the same plot in which his father and mother are 
buried. 

7. MEHITABEL« MASON CRARY (Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born May 16, 1801, at Lib- 
erty, Sullivan Co., N. Y. ; died at Westfield, Sullivan 
Co., N. Y., Sept. 28, 1890, aged 89 years. Married Nov. 
7, 1821, 

JAMES MORTON, born Aug. 26, 1790; died Nov. 2, 1863, 
aged y2> years. 



34 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

Children : 

i6. i. Mary Esther, born May 7, 1824; died Aug. 
2, 1895, aged 71 years. 

17. ii. Thomas Crary, born December 12, 1825 ; 

died Sept. 8, 1893, aged 68 years. 

18. iii. Jay, born April 3, 1844. 

JOSEPH REYNOLDS was born in the town of Fallsburgh, 
SulHvan County, N. Y., in 1819. He was the youngest 
of six children. He taught school in his younger days. 
Had a general store in Rockland, Sullivan Co., N. Y., 
and at this place married 

MARY E. MORTON, daughter of James and Mehitabel 
Crary Morton. After their marriage he purchased a 
Flour and Feed Mill near the store. A few years later 
the mill with considerable grain burned. His father- 
in-law, Mr. James Morton, was associated with him in 
the mill and they made it quite profitable. Later, with 
an old friend, they established a tannery near the mill, 
which was also made very profitable. In the year 1858 
he sold his business interests and removed to Chicago. 
Here he established a business in the buying of hides, 
sheep pelts, furs, etc. Traveling through Wisconsin 
and Minnesota he established agencies at various points 
and built up quite a business. In marking his purchases 
for shipment he used four marks of the brush in the 
form of a diamond. He soon found some other shipper 
was using the same trade-mark, then he put the first 
letters or abbreviation of his given name inside the dia- 
mond and soon became known through the country as 
"Diamond Jo," and was better known by that around 
Chicago than by his real name. Later he became inter- 
ested in buying and selling grain and established a line 
of boats and barges on the Mississippi River between 
Fulton, 111., and St. Paul in connection with the North- 
western & Chicago Railroad. Had plenty of business 
for a few years, until railroads were built all over that 



1802092 

Ancestors of Calvert Crary 35 

northwestern country, which gradually drew the busi- 
ness from the river. The Diamond Jo Line Steamers 
are still plying between St. Louis and St. Paul, but it 
is changed from a freight to a passenger business and 
but little grain or other freight is carried now. As con- 
siderable of the grain he bought was handled in bags, 
he had trouble in getting them returned promptly, then 
he had them marked in large letters, "STOLEN FROM 
DIAMOND JO," and after that they were returned 
more promptly, and were probably not quite as popular 
to make into clothing. Some time in the eighties he 
made a trip to Hot Springs and as a result built the Hot 
Springs Railroad, which was about twenty-two miles 
long and which for a long time carried passengers at 
the rate of $2.00 for each fare, which was very profit- 
able. He was also interested in mines in Colorado and 
Arizona. At the time of his death he owned the Con- 
gress Mine in Arizona, the Jo Reynolds mines in Col- 
orado and several smaller properties. He died at Con- 
gress, Arizona, Feb. 21, 1891. His wife survived him 
nearly five years, and knowing his wish to help young 
men with limited means to get an education and a start 
in life, she arranged for a sum of money to be paid to 
the University of Chicago to carry out his wishes, and by 
the recommendation of the late President, Wm, R. Har- 
per, and the approval of the friends of Mr. Reynolds, 
a portion of the fund was used to build and equip the 
Joseph Reynolds Club, and no doubt it is of much 
benefit to the ones he desired to help. Mrs. Reynolds 
died in 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds, with their son 
Blake, were buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, about six- 
teen miles out of Chicago. 

16. MARY ESTHERS MORTON (Mehitabel M. Crary,« 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter," Peter^), born May 
7, 1824; died Aug. 2, 1895, aged 71 years; married 

JOSEPH REYNOLDS, born at Fallsburgh, N. Y., June 11, 
1819; died at Congress, Arizona, Feb. 21, 1891, aged 72 
years. 



36 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

Children : 

i. Blake, born Dec. 12, 1862 ; died May 9, 
1890, at Coronado Beach, Cal. 



17. THOMAS CRARY^ MORTON (Mehitabel M. Crary,« 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born De- 
cember 12, 1825; died Sept. 8,' 1893, aged 68 years; 
married 

JANE FISK, March 10, 1863. She died Aug. 20, 1870. 
She was a daughter of WilHam R. Fisk, of Parksville, 
N. Y., and sister of Mary Fisk, wife of George Crary. 
No children. 



18. JAY^ MORTON (Mehitabel M. Crary,« Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born April 3, 1844; rnarried 
Sept. 25, 1876, 

JENNIE DODGE, born June 19, 1853. She was the daugh- 
ter of Cyrus G. Dodge. The mother of John R. Mott, 
General Foreign Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., was her 
cousin. 

Children : 
18A. i. RoscoE, born Dec. 30, 1877. 
18B. ii. Lulu, born March 14, 1882, 

iii. Mary, born Dec. 12, 1885. 

18A. ROSCOE« MORTON (Jay,^ Mehitabel M. Crary,« 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born 
December 31, 1877, at Rockland, N. Y. ; married 
April 2, 1902, 

FANNY PLUMMER, born Jan. 27, 1878. 

Children : 

i. Margaret, born October 21, 1908. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 37 

18B. LULU« MORTON (Jay/ Mehitabel M. Crary/ Thomas/ 
Thomas/ Nathan/ Peter/ Peter^), born March 14, 
1882 ; married Sept. 19, 1908, at Chicago, 111. 

ERNEST E. QUANTRELL, born May 8, 1881. 
Children : 

i. Virginia, born Nov. 4, 19 14. 
ii. Jane, born Jan. 19, 1916. 



38 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

LAKE RECORD 

1. William the Conqueror, had 

2. Henry I., King of England, had 

3. Robert, Duke of Gloucester, had 

4. Lady Maud de Mellert, who m. 

Ranalle de Mesechines, 2nd Earl of Chester, — had 

5. Hugh de Mesechines, 3rd Earl of Chester, had 

6. de Mesechines, 4th Earl of Chester, had 

7. Hugh de Cyrelish, 5th Earl of Chester, had 
A. 8. Mabille de Mesechines, who m. 

William, 3rd Earl of Arundel and Sussex, who was a 
direct descendant of Charlemagne. 
(See Charlemagne line 14.) 

Copied from a book in the Lenox Library, 
New York City, Entitled, 

"Americans of Royal Descent." 

Page 150. 

by Charles H. Browning 

of Philadelphia. 

1. Charlemagne, Emperor of the West, born A. D. 742, m. 
Hildegard (third wife) and had 

2. Louis L, King of France, m. Judith the Fair, and had 

3. Charles H., King of France, m. Ermestrude, and had 

4. Louis n.. King of France, m. Adaheid, and had 

A. 5. Charles HL, King of France, m. Princess Edgira, grand- 
daughter of Alfred the Great, King of England, 
and had 

6. Louis IV., King of France, m. A. D. 939, Princess Gers- 

berga de Saxe, daughter of Henry the Fowler, Em- 
peror of Germany, and had 

7. Charles, Duke of Lorraine, oldest son (excluded from 

the throne of France), who m. first — Borin, daughter 
of Godefroi d'Ardenne, and had, 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 39 

8. Gerberge, Countess of Lorraine, who m. Lambert L, 

Count of Mons and Lorraine, and had 

9. Lambert IL, Count of Mons, who m. Ode, daughter of 

Goetelon, Count of Lorraine, son of Duke Charles, 
son of Louis IV., and had 

10. Henry IL, Duke of Brabant, m. Adela of Thuringia, and 

had 

11. Godfrey I., Duke of Lower Lorraine, Brabant and 

Lothris, m. Ida, daughter of Albert, third Count de 
Namur ; also m. Sophia, daughter of Henry IV., Em- 
peror of Germany, his daughter 

12. Adelicia, the Fair Maid of Brabant (second wife and 

widow of Henry I., King of England) who m. sec- 
ondly William d'Albini, Earl of Sussex and Arundel 
(d. 1776), and had 

13. William, second Earl of Arundel, who m. Maud St. 

Hilliario, widow of Rodger de Clare, third Earl of 
Hetford (d. 1222), and had 
A. 14. William, third Earl of Arundel and Sussex, who m. 
Mabille de Mesechines, daughter of Hugh de Cybelisk 
(Wales) fifth Earl of Chester. Mabille de Mese- 
chines was a direct descendant of William the Con- 
queror. (See that line.) 

15. Lady Mabel d'Albini, who m, Robert de Tattesshall, and 

had 

16. Emma de Tattesshall, who m. Osbert de Cailly, son 

of Adam de Cailly, Lord of the Court Manor, and had 

17. Sir Hugh de Cailly, Lord of Owby Manor, who m. 

Agnes, daughter of Hains de Hainsted, and had 

18. Sir William de Cailly, Lord of Owbry Manor, who m. 

Catherine, and had 

19. John de Cailly, Lord of Oroby Manor and High Sheriff 

of Norfolk and Suffolk, who m. Maud, and had 

20. John Cayley, (or de Cailly) Lord of Normanton, who had 

21. William Cayley, Lord of Normanton, who had 

22. Jennet Cayley, sole heir, who m. John Lake, Lord of 

Manor of Normanton, and had 



40 Ancestors of Calvert Chary 

23. John Lake of Normanton, who m. Jane, daughter of 

Robert Drake, of Yorkshire, and had 

24. John Lake of Normanton, who had 

25. Lancelot Lake of Normanton, who m, Margaret, daughter 

of Henry and Ehzabeth Twisleton, and had 

26. John Lake of Normanton, who m. Catherine, daughter of 

John Pecke of Wakefield, and had 

27. Lancelot Lake of Normanton, who m. Emma, daughter 

of Robert Northend of Halifax Yorkshire, and had 

28. John Lake of Erby Lincolnshire, who m. Osgorby, and 

had 

29. Richard Lake of Erby, who m. secondly Anna Morelly 

of Claxby Lincolnshire, by whom he had 

30. John Lake of Erby, who m. Margaret, daughter of 

Colonel Edmund Read of Wickford Essex, and had 
a daughter 

31. Hannah Lake, who came to America and married Captain 

John Gallup, Jr., of Stonington, Conn. Their 
daughter 

32. Christobel Gallup m. Peter Crary of Groton, Conn., Dec. 

31, 1677. 

A sister of Hannah Lake (Margaret Lake) was 
the wife of the first Gov. Winthrop of Mass. 

Copied from a book in the Lenox Library, 
New York City, Entitled — "Americans of 
Royal Descent," page 150, by Charles H. 
Browning of Philadelphia. 



I 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 41 



GALLUP RECORD 

JOHN GALLUP came out of the North A. D. 1465. 5 Ed. 4. 
(Fifth year reign of Edward IV.) Married 

ALICE TEMPLE, daughter and heir of William Temple, County 
of Dorset. 

JOHN GALLUP, of North Borwood and Temple, in County 
Dorset. Died 25 H. 8. 1533. (Twenty-fifth year reign of 
Henry VIII.) Married 

JOAN COLLINS, daughter of Collins, of Snailscroft, 

County of Dorset. 

THOMAS GALLUP, of North Borwood, son and heir, died 
April 8, 16 10. (Reign of James I.) Married 

AUGUSTA WATKINS, daughter of Humphrey Watkins, of 
Holwell in County Dorset. Their descendants still own and 
occupy the Manor of Strode. John Gallup, third son, married 
Crabbe. 



I. JOHN GALLUP of Mosterne, County Dorset, England, 
came to America in 1630 in the ship Mary and John. 
He was 33 years old at the time of the visitation of 
Dorset in 1623. He married Christobel, whose full 
name does not appear, careful research having failed 
to discover it. He sailed from Plymouth, England, 
March 20, 1630, arriving at Nantasket, now Hull, May 
30th. His wife and children followed in 1633. He went 
first to Dorchester but was soon after a resident of 
Boston. He was admitted to the First Church Jan. 6, 
1634, and his wife, Christobel, June 22, 1634. He was 
made a freeman in April of same year. He was one of 
the earliest granters of land in the northerly part of 
the town, where he had a wharf-right and house. The 
locality was known by the name of Gallup Point. He 



42 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

owned Gallup Island, where he had a snug farm, with 
a meadow on Long Island, a sheep pasture on Nix 
Water and a house in Boston. He belonged to the 
English Army and served under Lord Thomas Fairfax 
in the Netherlands. He fought the first naval battle 
on the Atlantic Coast July, 1636, capturing and destroy- 
ing a large number of hostile Indians, who had murdered 
John Oldham. He died in Boston, Jan. 11, 1650. His 
wife, Christobel, died in Boston Sept. 27, 1655. 

The following is an extract from Bryant's Popular 
History of the United States, Volume i, p. 557: 

John Oldham was a trader, restless, energetic, more 
or less quarrelsome and of a violent temper. In 1636 
he was trading in a vessel of his own along the Connecti- 
cut River. What encounter he may have had with the 
Indians is not known, but off Block Island a Massa- 
chusetts fisherman, John Gallup, discovered his vessel 
drifting out to sea crowded with Indians who could 
handle neither helm nor sail. Gallup, who had but one 
man and two boys with him in his little fishing boat, 
attacked and boarded the vessel and assaulted the In- 
dians. Gallup and his companions drove the Indians 
before them, some diving into the hold and some over- 
board, till none were left but the dying and the dead. 
Oldham lay dead on the deck. His death precipitated 
the first war with the Pequots by the New England 
Colonies. 

2. JOHN^ GALLUP (John'), was born in England and came 
to this country in 1633. In early life he showed signs 
of the bravery which afterwards distinguished him as 
an Indian fighter. It is supposed he was with his father 
and assisted in the capture of John Oldham's vessel 
off Block Island. With Massachusetts forces he en- 
gaged with his father in the Pequot War, and bore 
himself so bravely that the General Court of Connecticut 
gave him in 1671 a grant of 100 acres of land. He came 
to New London in 1650 or 1651. He removed with 
his family in 1654 to the east side of the Mystic River, 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 43 

now Stonington, where he had taken up the land granted 
him. He represented the town at the General Court 
in 1664 and 1667. He was also an Indian Interpreter. 
When King Phillip's War broke out, although he was 
over sixty, age had not quenched his martial ardor. 
New London County having raised seventy men under 
Captain John Mason of Norwich, Captain Gallup joined 
with him at the head of the Mohegans. These troops 
forming a juncture with those of the other colonies were 
engaged in the fearful swamp fight at Narragansett 
December 9, 1675. In storming the fort he led his men 
bravely forward and was one of the six Captains who 
fell in this memorable fight. A complete victory was 
here gained over the savage foe, but with great loss of 
life on both sides. Captain Gallup was a brave and 
valuable officer and was loved and respected by his men. 
He married in 1643 in Boston, 

HANNAH LAKE, who came on ship Abigail, Oct. 6, 1635, 
after a passage of ten weeks. She was daughter of 
John Lake and Margaret Read Lake, the latter a sister 
of Elizabeth Read who married John Winthrop, Jr., 
Gov. of Conn. They were the daughters of Edmund 
Read, of Wickford, Essex County, England. Their 
mother is thought to have married Hugh Peters after 
the death of Mr. Read. (See Gen. Reg., Vol. 5, p. 11.) 
(See Lake Record.) 

Children : 

i. Hannah, born at Boston, Sept. 14, 1644. 

3. ii. John, born in 1646. 

iii. Esther, born at New London, Conn., March 
24, 1653- 

4. iv. Benadam, born at Stonington, Conn., 1655. 

v. William, born in 1658; married Sarah 
Chesbro. 

vi. Samuel. 



44 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

5. vii. Christobel, married Peter Crary, Dec. 31, 

1677. (See Crary Record.) 

viii. Elizabeth, married Henry Stevens, of Ston- 
ington, Conn. 

ix. Mary, married John Cole, of Boston. 

X. Margaret, married Joseph Culver, of Groton. 

5. CHRISTOBEL^ GALLUP (John,^ John^), married 
PETER CRARY, Dec. 31, 1677. (See Crary Record.) 

3. JOHN^ GALLUP (John,^ John^), born in 1646, died 
April 14, 1735; married in 1675 

ELIZABETH HARRIS, of Ipswich, Mass., born Feb. 8, 
1654. 

Children : 

i. John, born in 1676. 

ii. Thomas, baptized 1682. 

iii. Martha, baptized April 2, 1683. 

6. iv. Samuel, baptized Oct. 9, 1687. 

V. Elizabeth, baptized July 14, 1689. 

vi. Nathaniel, baptized July 4, 1692. 

vii. William, baptized May 26, 1695 ; died at 
Voluntown, Aug. 18, 1735. 

viii. Benjamin, baptized Nov. i, 1696, 

6. SA]\IUEL* GALLUP (John,^ John,^ John^), baptized 

at Stonington, Conn., Oct. 9, 1687; married 

MEHITABLE BLUNT, May 11, 1727. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth, born Dec. 26, 1728. 
ii. Mehitable, born Feb. 21, 1733. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 45 

7. iii. Mary, born Jan. 28, 1737; died May 13, 1797. 

iv. Priscilla, baptized July 20, 1740. 

V. Mercy i 

y , twins, baptized June 2, 1745. 
vi. Anna I 

7. MARY^ GALLUP (Samuel,* John,^ John,^ John^, born 

Jan. 28, 1737; died May 13, 1797; married 

ANDREW MASON, March 20, 1754. (See Mason Record.) 

8. MEHITABEL« MASON (Mary Gallup,^ Samuel Gallup,* 

John Gallup,^ John Gallup,^ John Gallup^), born 
March 25, 1755, at Stonington, Conn.; died May 21, 
1832, at Knox, Albany Co., N. Y. ; married 

THOMAS CRARY, Jan. 9, 1772. 

9. THOMAS^ CRARY (Mehitabel Mason,« Mary Gallup,^ 

Samuel,* John,^ John,^ John^), born Jan. 11, 1775; 
died Dec. 28, 1851 ; married Feb. 2, 1797, 

MARY HOLMES, born Oct. 8, 1778; died March 9, 1862. 

10. CALVERT^ CRARY (Thomas,^ Mehitabel Mason,« Mary 
Gallup,^ Samuel,* John,^ John,^ John^), born Aug. 
II, 1798; died June i, 1878; married Mar. 12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 

4. BENADAM^ GALLUP (John,^ John^), born at Ston- 
ington. Conn., in 1655; died in 1727; married 

ESTHER PRENTICE, born July 20, 1660; died May 18, 
175 1 ; daughter of John and Hester Prentice. John was 
son of Valentine and Alice Prentice. He was born in 
England ; lived in New London, Conn. Was Town At- 
torney in 1667, also was Deputy to General Court of 
Connecticut. 



46 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

11. HANNAH* GALLUP (Benadam,^ John," John^), born 

May 22, 1683; died in 1754; married 

WILLIAM WHEELER, May 30, 17 10. (See Wheeler 
Record.) 

12. DOROTHY^ WHEELER (Hannah Gallup,* Benadam,' 

John,^ John^), born March, 1721 ; married 

NATHAN CRARY, Nov. 2, 1742. (See Crary Record.) 

13. ESTHERS WHEELER (Hannah Gallup,* Benadam,^ John," 

John^), born Feb., 1723; married 

CAPT. DANIEL DENISON, May 27, 1742. 

14. MARY« DENISON (Esther Wheeler,^ Hannah Gallup,* 

Benadam,^ John," John^), born Nov. 6, 1757; died 
Oct., 1824; married 

JEREMIAH HOLMES, Jan., 1778. He died March 8, 
1790. 

9. MARY^ HOLMES (Mary Denison,^ Esther Wheeler,^ 
Hannah Gallup,* Benadam,^ John," John^), born Oct. 
8, 1778; married Feb. 2, 1797, 

THOMAS CRARY, born Jan. 11, 1775; died Dec. 28, 1851. 

10. CALVERT« CRARY (Mary Holmes,^ Mary Denison," 
Esther Wheeler,^ Hannah Gallup,* Benadam,^ John," 
John^), born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878; 
married March 12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 47 

WHEELER RECORD 

1. THOMAS WHEELER came from England, probably in 

April, 1635. Settled in Lynn, Mass. Came to Ston- 
ington> Conn., in 1667. Was Representative at the Gen- 
eral Court in 1673. Was one of the nine who organized 
the First Congregational Church of Stonington, June 3, 
1674. Married 

MARY , 1645. He died March 6, 1686, aged 84 years. 

2. ISAAC^ WHEELER ( Thomas 0, born 1646; died June 5, 

1712, Served in the Colonial Wars. Married 

MARTHA PARK, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy 
(Thompson) Park. She died Feb. 14, 1717. 

Thomas Park was the son of Capt. Robert and 
Martha (Chaplin) Park. He died July 30, 1709. He 
served in the early Colonial Wars. 

Capt. Robert Park came in the Ship Arabella in 
1630; settled in Wethersfield, Conn., in 1640. Was 
Deputy to the General Court. He finally settled in 
Mystic. He served in the early Colonial Wars, as did 
also his father, Thomas. 

Martha (Chaplin) Park was daughter of Robert 
Chaplin and Elizabeth Ansty (daughter of Francis 
Ansty) of Edmonsberry, England. 

Sir Robert Park, husband of Martha Chaplin, came 
to this country in 1630. He was a Knight in Engla.id 
and was lineally descended from the Earl of Wensley- 
dale. Ancestors resided in Lancashire, England. Robert 
Park, John and Dean Winthrop and Jonathan Brewster 
were the only ones addressed as "Mr." at that tim.e 
All others were styled "Goodman," or were addres.sed 
by their Christian or surname without prefix. 

3. WILLIAM^ WHEELER (Isaac,^ Thomas^, born Sept. 

9, 1681 ; married 

HANNAH GALLUP, May 30, 1710. She was born at 
Stonington, Conn., May 22, 1683 ; died in 1754. She 



48 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

was a daughter of Benadam Gallup and Esther Prentice 
Gallup. 

Children : 

i. Hannah, born Jan. 12, 1712 ; married Simeon 
Miner. 

ii. Isaac, born Jan. 24, 1714. 

iii. Anna, born Dec. 23, 1715. 

iv. Martha, born April 23, 1717. 

4. V. Dorothy, born March, 1721 ; married Nathan 

Crary, Nov. 2, 1742. (See Crary Record.) 

5. vi. Esther, born Feb., 1723. 
vii. Eunice, born July 3, 1727. 

5. ESTHER* WHEELER (Winiam,^ Isaac,^ Thomas^, born 

Feb., 1723 ; married 

CAPT. DANIEL DENISON, May 2^, 1742. He died May 
9, 1776. 

6. MARY^ DENISON (Esther Wheeler,* William,^ Isaac,^ 

Thomas^), born Nov. 6, 1757; died Oct., 1824; married 

JEREMIAH HOLMES, Jan., 1778. He died March 8, 1790. 

7. MARY« HOLMES (Mary Denison,^ Esther Wheeler,* 

William,^ Isaac,^ Thomas^), born Oct. 8, 1778; mar- 
ried Feb. 2, 1797, 

THOMAS CRARY, born Jan. 11, 1775; died Dec. 28, 185 1, 
aged 'jy years. 

8. CALVERT^ CRARY (Mary Holmes,^ Mary Denison," 

Esther Wheeler,* William,^ Isaac,^ Thomas^), born 
Aug. II, 1798; died June i, 1878, aged 80 years; mar- 
ried March 12, 1823 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 
94 years. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 49 



MASON RECORD 

JOHN MASON, American colonial commander ; born in England 
about 1600; died in Norwich, Conn., 1672. Under Sir 
Thomas Fairfax he served in the Netherlands ; in 1630 
settled at Dorchester, Mass. ; in 1633 was appointed to a 
military command at Boston and two years later joined with 
others in founding Windsor, Conn. In 1637 ^^ was given 
command of an expedition of English and Indians against 
th Pequots, whom he almost annihilated, completing their 
destruction in a second movement a little later. He removed 
first to Saybrook, and afterward to Norwich. For 30 years 
he was a Major of the Connecticut forces, was a magistrate 
for many years, and deputy governor 1660-70. From 1642 
to 1668 he served as Judge of the colonial court. His "Brief 
History of the Pequot War," written at the request of the 
General Court, was reprinted by Increase Mather in his 
"Relation of Trouble by the Indians" (1677, republished by 
Prince, 1736). 

Consult Ellis' "Life of John Mason of Connecticut," 
in Sparks' "Library of American Biography". 
Volume X, Encyclopedia Americana. 

JOHN MASON 

Extract from Palfrey's Compendium History of New England, 
Volume I, p. 184-193. 

In 1636 the settlers of Connecticut were engaged in war with 
the Pequots, who numbered probably a thousand fighting men. 
The Indians had been very cruel and barbarous in their assaults 
and treatment of captives. Hartford with 42 soldiers, Windsor 
with 30 and Wethersfield with 18 joined forces under the com- 
mand of Captain John Mason of Windsor, "an officer who, after 
serving with credit in the Netherlands under Sir Thomas Fair- 
fax, had come to Massachusetts, where, before his next remove, 
he had been a Deputy for Dorchester in the General Court." 

The expedition was made by water to the entrance of Nar- 
ragansett Bay, being joined on the way by 20 men from Massa- 



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chusetts and 70 friendly Indians. On May 24th, 1637, with 'j'j 
of his men and about 460 Indians he marched 20 miles and on 
the next day 15 miles, camping near a hill on which stood the 
Pequot fort. This point is about five miles northwest of the 
present principal village of Stonington. 

The Indian fort was circular, covering an acre or two sur- 
rounded with 12 foot posts, and had two gateways. There were 
about 70 wigwams in the fort, covered with matting and thatch. 
The plan was that half of the men under Mason should attack 
one gateway, the other half under John Underbill, of Massa- 
chusetts, the other gate, the Indians to cut off fugitives. After 
a prayer, they set off two hours before sunrise and were near the 
fort before they were discovered. With sixteen men Mason 
broke through his gate and fell upon the Indians with firearms 
and broadswords. These means being inadequate, the wigwams 
were set on fire. Underbill used the same methods on his side 
and in one hour all of the Indians, estimated at from four to 
seven hundred, were killed by the Enghshmen or their allies, with 
the exception of not above five who escaped. Mason had a narrow 
escape. An Indian had taken aim at him at close range, when 
Mason's orderly made a spring at the savage just in time to cut 
his bowstring. Of the Englishmen two were killed and about a 
quarter of their number wounded. 

The retreat to their ships was slow on account of the wounded, 
the heat and scarce supplies. On their way they were attacked 
by 300 savages from another fort, who came to avenge their 
comrades. The ships were finally reached in safety and the next 
week the men dispersed to their own towns. 

The Indians decided to join the Mohawks on the Hudson, 
but making more trouble on the way they were pursued by Mason 
with forty men who were joined by 120 from Massachusetts 
under Stoughton. An engagement took place near New Haven 
and a considerable number of Indians were killed and the rem- 
nants of their tribe became scattered and merged with other tribes 
so that the Pequots became extinct. "And from savage violence 
the land had rest forty years." 

I. JOHN MASON, Conqueror of Pequots, Saviour of New 
England, Deputy Gov. of Conn., Founder of Norwich, 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 51 

Conn., Major of Colonial Army. His name appears in 
Royal Charter of Charles II. to Connecticut. Born in 
England about 1600; died Jan. 30, 1672; married 

ANNA PECK, of London, England, July, 1640. 

2. DANIEL^ MASON (John^), born in Saybrook, April, 

1652; died Jan. 28, 1737; married Oct. 10, 1679 

REBECCA HOBART, daughter of Rev. Peter Hobart, of 
Hingham, Mass., who was Pastor at Hingham forty- 
three years and one of the founders of the town. 

3. NEHEMIAH^ MASON (DanieP, John^), born Nov. 24, 

1693, at Stonington, Conn. ; died May 13, 1768; married 

ZERVIAH STANTON, of Stonington, Jan. 9, 1722. (See 
Stanton and Lord Record.) 

4. ANDREW* MASON (Nehemiah,^ Daniel,^ John^), born 

Feb. 28, 1730, at Stonington, Conn. ; married 

MARY GALLUP, March 20, 1754. (See Gallup Record.) 

5. MEHITABEL^ MASON (Andrew," Nehemiah,^ Daniel,^ 

John^), born March 25, 1755, at Stonington, Conn.; 
died May 21, 1832, at Knox, Albany Co., N. Y. ; married 
Jan. 9, 1772. 

THOMAS CRARY, born Oct. i, 1744; died Nov. 4, 1834. 

6. THOMAS^ CRARY (Mehitabel Mason,^ Andrew,* Nehe- 

miah,^ Daniel,^ John^), born Jan. 11, 1775; died Dec. 
28, 1851 ; married Feb. 2, 1797 

MARY HOLMES, born Oct. 8, 1778; died March 9, 1862. 

7. CALVERT^ CRARY (Thomas," Mehitabel Mason,^ An- 

drew,* Nehemiah,^ Daniel,^ John^), born Aug. 11, 1798; 
died June i, 1878; married March 12, 1823 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 



52 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

LORD RECORD 

1. DR. THOMAS LORD, born in England in 1585; married 

DOROTHY , in England, 16 10. They came to America 

April 29, 1635 in the ship Elisabeth and Ann. Mrs. 
Lord died in 1676, aged 87 years. She sealed her will 
with the Arms of the Lord family. Dr. Lord was given 
the first medical license in the New England colonies at 
Hartford, Conn., June 30, 1652. 

2. ANNA2 LORD (Dr. Thomas^), married 

THOMAS STANTON, in 1637. He died Dec. 2, 1677, 
aged 68 years. 

Children : 

3. i. Jonathan. 

4. ii. Robert. 

3. JONATHAN^* STANTON (Anna Lord,^ Dr. Thomas^), 

married in 1664 

HANNAH THOMPSON, sister of Rev. William Thomp- 
son. 

5. JOSEPH* STANTON (Jonathan,^ Anna Lord,=^ Dr. 

Thomas^), born Jan., 1668; married July 18, 1696, 

MARGARET CHESEBROUGH, born in 1676. 

6. ZERVIAH^ STANTON (Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Anna Lord,* 

Dr. Thomas^), married 

NEHEMIAH MASON, Jan. 9, 1722. 
Children : 

i. HOBART. 

7. ii. Andrew. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 53 

7. ANDREW*' MASON (Zerviah Stanton,^ Joseph,* Jon- 

athan,^ Anna Lord,^ Dr. Thomas Lord^), born Feb. 28, 
1730, at Stonington, Conn. ; married 

MARY GALLUP, daughter of Samuel Gallup and Mehitabel 
Blunt, March 20, 1754. 

8. MEHITABEL^ MASON (Andrew,^ Zerviah Stanton,= 

Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Anna Lord,^ Dr. Thomas Lord^), 
born March 25, 1755 ; married 

THOMAS CRARY, Jan. 9, 1772. 

9. THOMAS^ CRARY (Mehitabel Mason,^ Andrew,^ Zerviah 

Stanton,^ Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Anna Lord,^ Dr. Thomas 
Lord^), born Jan. 11, 1775 ; died Dec. 28, 185 1 ; married 
Feb. 2, 1797, 

MARY HOLMES, born Oct. 8, 1778. 

10. CALVERT^ CRARY (Thomas Crary,« Mehitabel Mason,^ 
Andrew,^ Zerviah Stanton,^ Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Anna 
Lord,^ Dr. Thomas Lord^), born Aug. 11, 1798; died 
June I, 1878; married March 12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 



54 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 



STANTON RECORD 

1. THOMAS STANTON, born at Rodney, England, in 1594; 

married 

CATHERINE WASHINGTON, daughter of Walter and 
Agnes (Bateman) Washington. 

Walter was son of Robert Washington, born 1440. 
13th in descent from Thorfin the Dane, who is on the 
Doomsday Book. 

2. THOMAS^ STANTON (Thomas^, came to this country 

in 1635 on ship Bonaventure. Landed in Virginia and 
Qame to Hartford in 1637. He took a prominent part 
in town, county and state affairs. He was Deputy to 
the General Court of Connecticut for several years, 
Magistrate and Commissioner Judge, also General In- 
terpreter for the Indians. Married 

ANNA LORD, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Lord of 
Hartford, Conn., in 1637. He died Dec. 2, 1677, aged 
68 years. 

Children : 

3. i. Jonathan. 

4. ii. Robert. 

3. JONATHAN^ STANTON (Thomas,^ Thomas^), married 

in 1664 

HANNAH THOMPSON, sister of Rev. William Thomp- 
son. 

5. JOSEPH* STANTON (Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), 
born Jan., 1668; married July 18, 1696 

MARGARET CHESEBROUGH, born in 1676. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 55 

6. ZERVIAH^ STANTON (Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ 

Thomas^), born Sept. 24, 1704; married 

NEHEMIAH MASON, Jan. 9, 1722. 
Children : 
i. Hob ART. 
7. ii. Andrew. 

7. ANDREW^ MASON (Zerviah Stanton,^ Joseph,* Jonathan,' 

Thomas,^ Thomas^), born Feb. 28, 1730, at Stonington, 
Conn. ; married 

MARY GALLUP, daughter of Samuel Gallup and Mehit- 
abel Blunt, March 20, 1754. 

8. MEHITABEL^ MASON (Andrew,^ Zerviah Stanton," 

Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), born March 
25. 1755 ; married 

THOMAS CRARY, Jan. 9, 1772. 

9. THOMAS^ CRARY (Mehitabel Mason,^ Andrew,^ Zerviah 

Stanton,^ Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), born 
Jan. II, 1775; died Dec. 28, 1851 ; married Feb. 2, 1797, 

MARY HOLMES, born Oct. 8, 1778. 

10. CALVERT^ CRARY (Thomas,^ Mehitabel Mason,^ An- 
drew,^ Zerviah Stanton,^ Joseph,* Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas^), born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878; 
married March 12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 

4. ROBERT^ STANTON (Thomas,^ Thomas^, born in 1653; 
died Oct. 24, 1724; married 

JOANNA GARDINER, Nov. 12, 1677. She was born Jan. 
25* 1657. She was the daughter of Thomas Gardiner of 
Roxbury, Mass. He (Thomas) was born in England; 



56 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

married July 4, 1641, Lucy Smith. She died Nov. 4, 
1687. He died July 15, 1689. He was probably the son 
of Thomas Gardiner of Roxbury, Mass., who died Nov., 
1638. 

11. MARY* STANTON (Robert,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), married 

DEACON DANIEL DENISON, Jan. i, 1704. He died 
Oct. 13, 1747, aged 67 years. 

12. CAPT. DANIEL^ DENISON (Mary Stanton,-^ Robert,^ 

Thomas,^ Thomas^), married 

ESTHER WHEELER,, May 27, 1742. He died May 9, 
1776. 

13. MARY« DENISON (Capt. Daniel,^ Mary Stanton,* Robert,' 

Thomas,^ Thomas^), born Nov. 6, 1757 ; died Oct., 1824 ; 
married 1 ,. 

JEREMIAH HOLMES, Jan., 1778. He died March 8, 
1790. 

9. MARY^ HOLMES (Mary Denison,^ Capt. Daniel,^ Mary 
Stanton,* Robert,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), born Oct. 8, 
1778; married Feb. 2, 1797, 

THOMAS CRARY, born Jan. 11, 1775; died Dec. 28, 1851. 

ID. CALVERT^ CRARY (Mary Holmes,^ Mary Denison,*' Capt. 
Daniel,^ Mary Stanton,* Robert,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), 
born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878; married March 
12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 57 

DENISON RECORD 

1. JOHN DENISON married 

AGNES . Died from the plague in Stratford, England, 

in 1582. 

2. WILLI AM^ DENISON (John^), born in England about 

1586, came to America in 163 1, and settled in Roxbury, 
Mass., having with him his wife 

MARGARET (CHANDLER) MONCK, his three sons, 
Daniel, Edward and George, and John Eliot, who seems 
to have been a tutor in his family. Mr. Eliot became 
pastor of the church in Roxbury, and did missionary 
work among the Indians. Mr. Denison was a deacon 
of the Roxbury church. He had been liberally educated, 
and his sons were carefully educated. He died in Rox- 
bury, Jan. 25, 1653 ; his wife died there, Feb. 23, 1645. 

3. GEORGE^ DENISON (William,^ John^, born in 1618; 

married, first, in 1640, 

BRIDGET THOMPSON, daughter of "John Thompson, 
gent., of Preston, Northamptonshire, England," whose 
widow, Alice, had come to America, and was living in 
Roxbury. She had in this country, besides Bridget, these 
three sons : John Thompson ; Anthony Thompson, re- 
corded in New Haven, Conn., in 1643, ^s a planter; and 
William Thompson, who died in New Haven in 1683. 
George and Bridget (Thompson) Denison had two 
children born in Roxbury : 

i. Sarah, born March 20, 1641 ; married 
Thomas Stanton, Jr. 

4. ii. Hannah, born May 20, 1643 ; twice married. 

The wife, Bridget, died in 1643. George Denison then 
went to England, served under Cromwell in the army 



58 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

of the Parliament, won distinction, was wounded at 
Naseby, was nursed at the house of John Borodell, by 
his daughter Ann, was married to 

ANN BORODELL, returned to Roxbury, and finally set- 
tled at Stonington, Conn. He died in Hartford, while 
attending the General Court, Oct. 23, 1694, being 76 
years old. His wife, Ann Borodell, died Sept. 26, 1712, 
aged 97 years. They were both remarkable for mag- 
nificent personal appearance, and for force of mind and 
character. She was always called "Lady Ann". They 
held a foremost place in Stonington. At the time of 
their marriage, in 1645, she was 30 years old and he 27. 
He has been described as "the Miles Standish of the 
settlement/' but he was a greater and more brilliant 
soldier than Miles Standish. He had no equal in any 
of the colonies for conducting a war against the Indians, 
excepting perhaps Capt. John Mason. Miss Calkins, in 
her history of New London, says of him: "Our early 
history presents no character of bolder and more active 
spirit than Capt. George Denison ; he reminds us of the 
border men of Scotland." In emergencies he was always 
in demand, and he was almost constantly placed in im- 
portant public positions. The children of George and 
Ann (Borodell) Denison were: 

5, iii. John, born July 14, 1646 ; married Phebe Lay. 

iv. Ann, born May 20, 1649; married Gershom 
Palmer. 

V. Borodell, born in 1651 ; married Samuel 
Stanton. 

vi. George, born in 1653; married Mercy Gor- 
ham. 

vii. William, bom in 1655 ; married Sarah 
Stanton. 

viii. Margaret, born in 1657; married James 
Brown, Jr. 

ix. Mercy, born in 1659; died March 10, 1671. 



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Ancestors of Calvert Crary 59 

HANNAH* DENISON (George,^ William,^ John^), born 
May 20, 1643 ; married in 1659, 

NATHANIEL CHESEBROUGH, son of William and 
Anna (Stevenson) Chesebrough; and was baptized at 
Boston, England, Jan. 25, 1630. William Chesebrough 
was born in 1594. He and Thomas Stanton were the 
first two settlers in Stonington. Nathaniel and Hannah 
(Denison) Chesebrough lived in Stonington. He died 
Nov. 22, 1678. 

Children : 

i. Anna, born Oct. 12, 1660; married Samuel 

Richardson, 
ii. Sarah, born Jan. 30, 1662. 
iii. Nathaniel, born April 14, 1666; married 

Sarah Stanton. 
iv. Bridget, born March 25, 1669 ; twice married, 
v. Hannah, born in 1672 ; bapt. Nov. 14, 1674. 
vi. Samuel, born Feb. 14, 1674. 
6. vii. Margaret, born in 1676; married Jos. 

Stanton. 

viii. Mary, born in 1678; bapt. June 30, 1678. 

Hannah Denison Chesebrough married 2nd, July 15, 
1680, Capt. Joseph Saxton, who settled in Stonington 
and was largely engaged in the West India trade, by 
which he became very wealthy. They had three children. 

MARGARET^ CHESEBROUGH (Hannah Denison,* 
George,^ William,^ John^), born in 1676; married July 
18, 1696, 

JOSEPH STANTON, son of Capt. John Stanton, (or 
Jonathan). 

Children : 

i. Hannah, born Dec. 15, 1698; married Wm. 
Morgan. 



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ii. Margaret, born Oct. 7, 1701 ; married Jon- 
athan Copp, Dec. 28, 1 72 1. 

7. iii. Zerviah, born Sept. 24, 1704; married Ne- 
hemiah Mason. 

iv. Sarah, born Feb. 22, 1706; married William 
Halsey, June 19, 1738. 

V. Anna, born Aug. 6, 1708; married John 
Avery, Feb. 19, 1732. 

vi. Dorothy, born and died in July, 1710. 

vii. Joseph, born May i, 1712; married Anna 
Wheeler, Nov. 6, 1735. 

viii. John, born Sept. 29, 1714; married Prudence 
Chesebrough, Feb. 27, 1737. 

ix. Nathaniel, born July 29, 1716; married 
Mary Coit, daughter of Rev. Joseph Coit, 
the first minister of Plainfield, Conn. 

7. ZERVIAH« STANTON (Margaret Chesebrough,^ Hannah 

Denison,* George,^ William,^ John^), born Sept. 24, 
1704; married 
NEHEMIAH MASON, Jan. 9, 1722. 

8. ANDREW^ MASON (Zerviah Stanton,^ Margaret Chese- 

brough,^ Hannah Denison,* George,^ William,^ John^), 
born Feb. 28, 1730, at Stonington, Ccnn. ; married 

MARY GALLUP, daughter of Samuel Gallup and Mehitabel 
Blunt, March 20, 1754. 

9. MEHITABEL« MASON (Andrew Mason,^ Zerviah Stan- 

ton,® Margaret Chesebrough,^ Hannah Denison,* 
George,^ William,^ John^), born March 25, 1755; mar- 
ried 

THOMAS CRARY, Jan. 9, 1772. 

10. THOMAS^ CRARY (Mehitabel Mason,« Andrew Mason,^ 
Zerviah Stanton,® Margaret Chesebrough,* Hannah Den- 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 6i 

ison,* George,^ William,^ John^), born Jan. ii, 1775; 
died Dec. 28, 185 1 ; married Feb. 2, 1797, 

MARY HOLMES, born Oct. 8, 1778. 

II. CALVERT^" CRARY (Thomas,^ Mehitabel Mason,« An- 
drew Mason/ Zerviah Stanton,® Margaret Chesebrough,^ 
Hannah Denison,* George,^ William,^ John^), born Aug. 
II, 1798; died June i, 1878; married March 12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 

5. JOHN* DENISON (George,^ WilHam,^ John^, born July 
14, 1646 ; married Nov. 26, 1667, 

PHEBE LAY, daughter of Robert and Sarah Lay of Say- 
brook, Ct. The marriage contract or deed of settlement, 
arranged between their parents, is recorded in Say- 
brook. By this deed of settlement, executed before the 
marriage, the respective parents conveyed to John Deni- 
son and Phebe Lay, the farm granted to Capt. George 
Denison near the mouth of Mystic River in Stoning- 
ton, and the house and land in Saybrook, which Mr. Lay 
had formerly bought of John Post. This deed was wit- 
nessed by Rev. Simon Bradstreet, and "Ann Denison, 
Jr." They settled in Stonington, on "the farm near 
the mouth of Mystic River." He was known as 
"Capt. John Denison," held a prominent position in 
Stonington, and in many ways was a man of mark. He 
died in 1698, aged 52 years; his wife died in 1699, aged 
49. 

Children : 

i. John, born Jan. i, 1669; lived in Saybrook. 

ii. George, born March 28, 1671 ; lived in New 
London. 

iii. Robert, born Sept. 17, 1673; lived in Mo- 
hegan. 

iv. William, born April 7, 1677; lived in New 
Stonington. 



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12. V. Daniel, born March 28, 1680; lived in Ston- 
ington, 

vi. Samuel, born Feb. 23, 1683; died May 12, 
1683. 

vii. Ann, born Oct. 3, 1684; twice married; first 
to Samuel Minor of Stonington ; 2nd, to 
Edward Denison of Westerly, R. I. 

viii. Phebe, bapt. April 6, 1690 ; married Ebenezer 
Billings, Jr. 

ix. Sarah, born July 20, 1692; married Isaac 
Williams. 

12. DANIEL^ DENISON (John,^ George,^ William,^ John^), 
born March 28, 1680 ; was a Deacon of the first Congre- 
gational Church in Stonington, Conn. He was mar- 
ried, first, Jan. i, 1703, to 

MARY STANTON, daughter of Robert and Joanna (Gard- 
iner) Stanton, and the mother of his eleven children. 
She died Sept. 2, 1724, in the 38th year of her life. She 
was born Feb. 3, 1687, and married when not quite 
sixteen years old. He was married, second, Oct. 27, 
1726, to 

JANE COGSWELL, of Long Island. He was married, 
third, Nov. 17, 1737, to 

MRS. ABIGAIL (FISH) ELDRIDGE, who outlived him 
about 37 years, and died June 17, 1784, aged 94. He 
died Oct. 13, 1747, aged over 67. His children, all by 
Mary Stanton, the young first wife, were as follows : 

i. Mary, born Aug. 29, 1705 ; married Nathan 

Smith. 
ii. Daniel, born Nov. 11, 1707; died March 29, 

1718. 
iii. Beebe, born Jan. 27, 1709; married Sarah 

Avery, 
iv. Rachel, born July 16, 17 10. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 63 

V. Esther, born March 22, 1712; married Isaac 
Smith, 

vi. Lucy, born Oct. 13, 1714; married Jonas 
Prentice. 

vii. John, born May 21, 1716; married Abigail 
Avery. 

viii. Prudence, born Jan. 27, 1718; married Wil- 
liam Denison, oldest son of Wm. and 
Mercy (Gallup) Denison; 6 children. 

13. ix. Daniel, born March 22, 1720; married Es- 

ther Wheeler. 

X. Phebe, born April 24, 1723 ; married Wm. 
Avery ; no child. 

xi. Sarah, born Aug 25, 1724. 

13. DANIEL« DENISON (Daniel,^ John,* George,^ William,^ 
John^), born March 22, 1720; married May 2.^, 1742, 

ESTHER WHEELER, born Feb. 15, 1722; died March 31, 
1814. He died in Stonington, May 9, 1776. He had 
thirteen children, as follows : 

i. Esther, born Oct. 11, 1743; married William 
Gardiner. 

ii. Daniel, born Dec. 9, 1745 ; married Elizabeth 
Andross. 

iii. Phebe, born Dec. 5, 1747; thrice married. 

iv. Robert, born Dec. 12, 1749; married Anna 
Chesebrough. 

V. Isaac, born Dec. 20, 175 1 ; married Eunice 
Williams. 

vi. Henry, born Nov. 26, 1753 ; married Mary 
Gallup. 

vii. Hannah, born Feb. 13, 1755; died young. 

14. viii. Mary, born Nov. 6, 1757; twice married. 



64 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

ix. Hannah, born Oct. 16, 1759; married John 
Gallup. 

X. Beebe, born Feb. 22, 1761 ; twice married. 

xi. Frederick, born Sept. 21, 1762; married 
Hannah Fish. 

xii. Eunice, born May 18, 1764; married Reuben 
Hatch. 

xiii. Ann B., (or Nancy,) born Oct. 2, 1769; 
married John Wheeler. 

14. MARY^ DENISON (Daniel," Daniel,^ John,* George,^ Wil- 
liam,2 John^), born Nov. 6, 1757; married Jan., 1778, 

JEREMIAH HOLMES, lived in Stonington. 

Children : 

ID. i. Mary, born Oct. 8, 1778; married Thomas 
Crary. 

ii. Philura, born Sept. 14, 1780; married Capt. 
Theophilus Baldwin. 

iii. Jeremiah, born Sept. 6, 1782; married Ann 
B. Denison. 

iv. Esther, born March 27, 1785 ; twice married. 

v. Daniel D., born Sept. 17, 1787; married 
Melinda Lee. 

vi. Frederic, born Feb. 19, 1789; married a 
Pettis. 

Mr. Jeremiah Holmes died March 8, 1790. She married 
2nd, 

JEDEDIAH LEE, about 1797, and they emigrated to Stan- 
stead, Canada, where he died Oct., 1824. She died there 
April 29, 1828. 

Children : 

vii. Erastus, born 1798; died in Stanstead, March 
21, 1866. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 65 

viii. Lucy, born Jan. i, 1801 ; married Benj, 
Pomroy. 

10. MARY« HOLMES (Mary Denison,^ Damel,« Daniel,^ John,* 

George,^ William,^ John^), born Oct. 8, 1778; married 
Feb. 2, 1797 

THOMAS CRARY, born Jan. 11, 1775; died Dec. 28, 1851. 

11. CALVERT^ CRARY (Mary Holmes,^ Mary Denison,^ Dan- 

iel,^ Daniel,^ John,* George,^ William,^ John^), born 
Aug. II, 1798; died June i, 1878; married March 12, 
1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897. 



66 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 



CHESEBROUGH RECORD 

1. WILLIAM CHESEBROUGH, born in Boston, England, in 

1594; died June 9, 1667. Came with John Winthrop, 
Esq., to this country in 1630 and located in Boston, Mass. 
He was a man of more than ordinary ability and held 
positions of trust, not only in the Massachusetts Col- 
ony but was prominent in the settlement of the town of 
Rehoboth in Plymouth Colony. He came to Stonington 
in 1649 and was the first white man who made Ston- 
ington his permanent place of abode. His house stood 
on the west side of Wequetock Cove near the head of 
tidewater. He was elected Deputy to the General 
Court at Hartford in 1653-54-55-56. He married Dec. 
6, 1620, in Boston, England, 

ANNA STEVENSON, born in England, 1598. 

2. NATHANIEL^ CHESEBROUGH (William^), baptized in 

England, Jan. 28, 1630, Served in the Colonial Wars. 
Married in 1659, 

HANNAH DENISON, born May 20, 1643, daughter of 
George Denison and Bridget (Thompson) Denison. 
Bridget Thompson was the daughter of John Thompson, 
gentleman, and wife, Alice, of Preston, Northampton- 
shire, England, John Thompson died before April 11, 
1627. His widow married Robert Park. 

3. MARGARET^ CHESEBROUGH (Nathaniel," William^, 

born in 1676; married July 18, 1696, 

JOSEPH STANTON, son of Capt. John Stanton (or Jon- 
athan). 

4. ZERVIAH* STANTON (Margaret Chesebrough,^ Nathan- 

iel,^ William^), born Sept. 24, 1704; married 

NEHEMIAH MASON, Jan. 9, 1722. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 67 

5. ANDREW^ MASON (Zerviah Stanton,* Margaret Chese- 

brough,^ Nathaniel,^ William^), born Feb. 28, 1730, at 
Stonington, Conn. ; married 

MARY GALLUP, daughter of Samuel Gallup and Mehit- 
abel Blunt, Mar. 20, 1754. 

6. MEHITABEL« MASON (Andrew,^ Zerviah Stanton,* 

Margaret Chesebrough,^ Nathaniel,^ William^), born 
March 25, 1755 ; married 

THOMAS CRARY, Jan. 9, 1772. 

7. THOMAS^ CRARY (Mehitabel Mason,« Andrew,^ Zerviah 

Stanton,* Margaret Chesebrough,^ Nathaniel,^ Wil- 
liam^), born Jan. 11, 1775; died Dec. 28, 1851 ; married 
Feb. 2, 1797, 

MARY HOLMES, born Oct. 8, 1778. 

8. CALVERT« CRARY (Thomas,^ Mehitabel Mason,« An- 

drew,^ Zerviah Stanton,* Margaret Chesebrough,^ 
Nathaniel,^ William^), born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 
1878; married March 12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803 ; died Oct. 25, 1897. 



68 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 



HOLMES RECORD 



1. ROBERT HOLMES emigrated to this country in 1668 and 

settled at Stonington, Conn., before the town was named. 
There were but forty-three inhabitants in the town of 
Stonington, one of whom was Robert Holmes. He was 
a tax payer and a large land holder. He also served 
in the Colonial Indian Wars. 

2. JOSHUA- HOLMES (Robert^, his birth does not appear 

on the town records probably born before his father 
settled in Stonington. Married 

ABIGAIL (INGRAM) CHESEBROUGH, widow of Sam- 
uel Chesebrough, June 5, 1675. He died in 1694. Served 
in King Phillip's War. 

3. JOSHUA^ HOLMES (Joshua,^ Robert^), married 

FEAR STURGES, of. Farmouth, Mass., Nov. 21, 1698. 
He owned large tracts of land in what is now North 
Stonington. Where his house stood and in the dooryard 
is a large flagging stone near the well, with the words 
"Who would ha' thought it" cut in the stone. 

4. JOHN'' HOLMES (Joshua,^ Joshua,^ Robert^), born June 

10, 1702 ; married 

HANNAH HALSEY, of Southampton, L. I., Oct. 31, 1744. 
This John and Hannah were buried in a little family 
burying ground on the father's land near his home. On 
John's stone was the following inscription : "The 
hungry never went away without being fed, nor the 
distressed without being relieved." These two bodies 
and the stones have been removed to Elmgrove Cem- 
etery in Mystic, Conn., and placed in the Holmes lot, 
where six generations lie. 



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69 



State of Connecticut 

Military Department 

adjutant general's office 

Hartford, Nov. 13, 191 5. 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN 

This is to certify that: 

JEREMIAH HOLMS 

served as Sergeant in Capt. Richard Hewitt's Company, Col. 
Jonathan Latimer's Regiment, assigned to Gen. Poor's Continental 
Brigade in Arnold's Division, and fought in both the battles 
with the enemy September 19, and October 9, 1777. Upon their 
dismissal after the surrender of Burgoyne, Gen. Gates spoke of 
them as "two excellent militia regiments from Connecticut." 

Sergeant Holms was paid from August 24, 1777, to Novem- 
ber 7, 1777. 

In testimony whereof, the seal of this office is hereto af- 
fixed. 




Edward Sciiulze, 

Asst. to Adjutant General. 



70 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

5. JEREMIAH^ HOLMES (John,* Joshua,^ Joshua,' 

Robert^), born Nov. 12, 175 1 ; died March 8, 1791, aged 
40 years ; married 

MARY DENISON, daughter of Captain Daniel Denison 
and Esther Wheeler, Jan., 1778. She married for 
second husband Jedediah Lee and lived in Stanstead, 
Canada. She died in Stanstead, Canada, April 29, 1828, 
and is buried at that place. The body of Jeremiah lies 
in Elmgrove Cemetery, Mystic, Conn. He served as a 
Sergeant in Capt. Richard Hewitt's Company, Col. 
Jonathan Latimer's Regiment, assigned to Gen. Poor's 
Continental Brigade in Arnold's Division, and fought 
in both the battles with the enemy Sept. 19th, and 
Oct. 9, 1777. Upon their dismissal after the sur- 
render of Burgoyne, Gen. Gates spoke of them as "two 
excellent militia regiments from Connecticut." Sergeant 
Holmes was paid from Aug. 24, 1777, to Nov. 7, 
1777. 

Children : 

6. i. Mary, born Oct. 8, 1778. 

ii. Philura, born Sept. 14, 1780; married Capt. 
Theophilus Baldwin, Their grandchildren 
are living in Virginia. 

7. iii. Jeremiah, born Sept. 6, 1782. 
iv. Esther, born March 27, 1785. 
V. Daniel, born Sept. 17, 1787. 
vi. Frederick, born Feb. 19, 1789. 

6. MARY« HOLMES (Jeremiah,^ John,* Joshua,^ Joshua,' 

Robert^), born Oct. 8, 1778; married 

THOMAS CRARY, Feb. 2, 1797. 

8. CALVERT^ CRARY (Mary Holmes,^ Jeremiah,** John,* 
Joshua,* Joshua,^ Robert^), born Aug. 11, 1798; died 
June I, 1878; married March 12, 1823, 

ELIZA HILL, born Dec. i, 1803 ; died Oct. 25, 1897. 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 71 

"CAPT. JEREMIAH HOLMES. The death of this aged 
citizen removes another of the old landmarks from our 
village. He fell asleep peacefully in the bosom of his 
family on the morning of Sept. 14th, at the age of 90 
years and 8 days. Jeremiah Holmes was the son of 
Jeremiah Holmes and Mary (Denison) Holmes, and 
was born on the 6th of Sept., 1782, near the village of 
Milltown, in North Stonington. Both father and 
mother were descended from the early settlers of Ston- 
ington, and he inherited in a remarkable degree the 
physical and mental traits of the sturdy race that settled 
in the southeast corner of Connecticut in 1649. On the 
mother's side he was a descendant of Capt. George 
Denison, one of the leaders of the colony, and prominent 
in the management of its affairs and in the Indian wars 
until his death. Capt. Holmes lost his father at the age 
of eight years, and when he was fourteen went to Nor- 
wich, N. Y., then upon the frontiers of civilization. 
But he could not long content himself with the quiet of 
farm life. He had a great longing for the sea, and at 
the age of eighteen made his first voyage from New 
York. He followed the sea for the greater part of his 
life. His early voyages abound in adventures more 
thrilling than romance. He was often imprisoned in 
dungeons and on board of men of war, suffering great 
privations and hardships from the British at a time 
when national animosity was inflamed by recent war. 
He was at the battle of Stonington, Aug. 10, 1814, and 
took a conspicuous part in the defence of the place. 
His experience on board of warships was then available, 
and contributed largely to the defeat of the enemy. His 
name has entered into the history of that brilliant 
achievement, and will long be cherished by our citizens. 
Capt. Holmes made a profession of religion in middle 
life, and was one of the constituent members of the Con- 
gregational church, organized at Mystic Bridge in 1852, 
and for a time was one of its officers. He was at times 
desponding in regard to his future prospects, but over- 
came the fear of death as he approached the shaded 



72 Ancestors of Calvert Crary 

valley. He was an excellent neighbor, a warm-hearted 
friend, exemplary in all the relations of life, and has 
left gracious memories behind. He has fought the good 
fight, finished his course, and entered into rest." 

Mystic Bridge, Conn., Sept. i6, 1872. 

7. JERE]\HAH« HOLMES (Jeremiah,^ John,* Joshua,^ 
Joshua,^ Robert^), born Sept. 6, 1782; married March 
8, 1809, 

MRS. ANN BORODELL DENISON GALLUP. He died 
at Mystic, Conn., Sept. 14, 1872. He was impressed 
into the British service in 1804 and was in the service 
until 1806. At the battle of Stonington, Aug. 10, 1814, 
he utilized the skill thus acquired, as he had command 
of one of the guns and helped to drive off the British 
fleet on that day. There was a monument erected in 
honor of this event, which stands in a little park called 
Cannon Square and it is placed between two cannons 
which were used during the bombardment. The monu- 
ment is small, is of granite and is surmounted by a 
cannon ball, which was one of many found in the little 
village after the battle. On one side is the inscription: 

"The Defenders of the Fort, August 10, 1814. 

George Howe Fellows, who nailed the flag to the 

mast. 
Amos Denison, Jr. 
Jere Haley 
Simeon Haley 
Jeremiah Holmes 
Letts G. Leonard 
Asa Lee 
Thomas Wilcox 
William Potter." 

On the reverse side the inscription is : "In Perpetuam 
Rei Memoriam." This is in a half-circle surrounding 
carved oak leaves. These two guns of eighteen pounds 
caliber were heroically used in repelling the attack on 



Ancestors of Calvert Crary 73 

Stonington of the English naval vessels, Ramilies 74 
guns, Pactolus 44, Dispatch 20, Nimrod 20 and the 
bomb ship Terror, Aug. 10, 1814. 

Jeremiah Holmes was a sea captain in the coastwise 
trade. One of his sons, Warren Holmes, who died at 
the age of eighty years, also was a sea captain and was 
principal owner of the ship Charmer, which he com- 
manded. He sailed around Cape Horn from New 
York to San Francisco over eighty times, and also 
sailed around the Cape of Good Hope many times. Jere- 
miah Holmes resided at Mystic, Conn., where he died 
in 1872, at the age of 90 years. 



PART II 



ANCESTORS 

OF 

ELIZA HILL 

WIFE OF 

CALVERT CRARY 




ELIZA HILL CRARY 
At the aSe of 83 



AUTHORITIES 



Authority for the records of the ancestry of EHza Hill, aside 
from those particularly mentioned, is as follows : 

Family Bible Registry, 

Genealogy of the Hill Family, prepared by Moses Hill, of 
Norwalk, Conn., 

Miss Elizabeth Schenck's History of the town of Fairfield. 

Records furnished by: 

Mrs. Jane Staples Merwin, Southport, Conn., 

Edna Crary, daughter of Mason Crary, 

Mary Groton, daughter of Benjamin Hill, 

Newton Clements, son of Paulina Clements, 

EHzabeth Young, daughter of Esther Hill Young, 

Joseph Hill, son of Joseph Hill, 

Mrs. Lydia Robertson, daughter of Sarah Hill Morton. 

Authority for the biographical sketches from: 

Obituary notices, 

Historical sketches. 

Personal interviews and recollections. 



79 



HILL 

I. WILLIAM HILL emigrated from England in 1632 
SARAH 

II. WILLIAM HILL 
ELIZABETH 



III. WILLIAM HILL 



IV. DEACON WILLIAM HILL 
SARAH 

V. DEACON JOSEPH HILL 
ABIGAIL DIMOND 
Married 1731 

VI. EBENEZER HILL 
MABEL SHERWOOD 
Married 1765 

VIL JOSEPH HILL 
SARAH BANKS 
Married 1799 

VIII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



8o 



DIMOND 

I. THOMAS DIMOND came to Fairfield 
prior to 1658 



II. MOSES DIMOND 
ABIGAIL 

III. MOSES DIMOND 



IV. ABIGAIL DIMOND 

DEACON JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1731 

V. EBENEZER HILL 
MABEL SHERWOOD 
Married 1765 

VI. JOSEPH HILL 
SARAH BANKS 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



8i 



SHERWOOD 

I. THOMAS SHERWOOD emigrated from 
England in 1634 
ALICE 

n. THOMAS SHERWOOD 

ANN TURNEY 

HI. BENJAMIN SHERWOOD 
SARAH 

IV. BENJAMIN SHERWOOD 
ELEANOR BRADLEY 

Married 1728-30 

V. MABEL SHERWOOD 
EBENEZER HILL 

Married 1765 

VI. JOSEPH HILL 
SARAH BANKS 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



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TURNEY 

I. BENJAMIN TURNEY emigrated from England 
prior to 1641 



II. ANN TURNEY 

THOMAS SHERWOOD 

III. BENJAMIN SHERWOOD 
SARAH 

IV. BENJAMIN SHERWOOD 
ELEANOR BRADLEY 
Married 1728-30 

V. MABEL SHERWOOD 
EBENEZER HILL 

Married 1765 

VI. JOSEPH HILL 
SARAH BANKS 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



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BANKS 

I. JOHN BANKS emigrated from England 
prior to 1643 
MISS TAINTOR 

II. BENJAMIN BANKS 
ELIZABETH LYON 
Married 1679 

in. BENJAMIN BANKS 
RUTH HYATT 
Married 1702 

IV. BENJAMIN BANKS 
ELEANOR BRADLEY 
Married 1745 

V. HEZEKIAH BANKS 
SARAH COUCH 
Married 1772 

VI. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VIL ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



84 



LYON 

I. THOMAS LYON came from England to 
Fairfield prior to 1654 



II. ELIZABETH LYON 
BENJAMIN BANKS 
Married 1679 

III. BENJAMIN BANKS 
RUTH HYATT 
Married 1702 

IV. BENJAMIN BANKS 
ELEANOR BRADLEY 

Married 1745 

V. HEZEKIAH BANKS 
SARAH COUCH 
Married 1772 

VI. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



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JESSUP 

I. EDWARD JESSUP emigrated from England 
prior to 1649 
ELIZABETH BURROUGH 

II. EDWARD JESSUP 
ELIZABETH HYDE 

III. EDWARD JESSUP 
SARAH BLACKLEACH 

IV. ELIZABETH JESSUP 
THOMAS COUCH 
Married 1750 

V. SARAH COUCH 
HEZEKIAH BANKS 
Married 1772 

VI. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



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HYDE 

I. HUMPHREY HYDE settled at Fairfield 
prior to 1649 



n. JOHN HYDE 

ELIZABETH HARVEY 

HI. ELIZABETH HYDE 
EDWARD JESSUP 

IV. EDWARD JESSUP 

SARAH BLACKLEACH 

V. ELIZABETH JESSUP 
THOMAS COUCH 

Married 1750 

VI. SARAH COUCH 

HEZEKIAH BANKS 

Married 1772 

VII. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VIII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



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BARLOW 



I. JOHN BARLOW 

ANN 

II. RUTH BARLOW 

FRANCIS BRADLEY 

III. FRANCIS BRADLEY 
SARAH JACKSON 

IV. FRANCIS BRADLEY 
MARY STURGES 
Married 1719 

V. ELEANOR BRADLEY 
BENJAMIN BANKS 

Married 1745 

VI. HEZEKIAH BANKS 
SARAH COUCH 
Married 1772 

VII. SARAH BANKS 

JOSEPH HILL 
|. Married 1799 

\^in. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



II. DEBORAH BARLOW 
JOHN STURGES 

III. JOHN STURGES 
MARY GOODWIN 

IV. MARY STURGES 
FRANCIS BRADLEY 
Married 1719 

V. ELEANOR BRADLEY 
BENJAMIN BANKS 
Married 1745 

VI. HEZEKIAH BANKS 
SARAH COUCH 
Married 1772 

VII. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VIII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



BRADLEY 



I. FRANCIS BRADLEY settled in Fairfield 
in 1660 
RUTH BARLOW 

II. FRANCIS BRADLEY 
SARAH JACKSON 



i 



III. FRANCIS BRADLEY 
MARY STURGES 
Married 1719 

IV. ELEANOR BRADLEY 
BENJAMIN BANKS 
Married 1745 

V. HEZEKIAH BANKS 
SARAH COUCH 
Married 1772 

VI. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



III. ELEANOR BRADLEY 
BENJAMIN SHERWOO 
Married 1728-30 

IV. MABEL SHERWOOD 
EBENEZER HILL 
Married 1765 

V. JOSEPH HILL 
SARAH BANKS 
Married 1799 

VI. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



I 



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STURGES 



I. JOHN STURGES settled in Fairfield in 1660 
DEBORAH BARLOW 



II. JOHN STURGES 
MARY GOODWIN 

III. MARY STURGES 

FRANCIS BRADLEY 



IV. ELEANOR BRADLEY 
BENJAMIN BANKS 
Married 1745 

V. HEZEKIAH BANKS 
SARAH COUCH 
Married 1772 

VI. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VIL ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



II. ABIGAIL STURGES 
SIMON COUCH 

HI. THOMAS COUCH 
SARAH ALLEN 
Married 1721 

IV. THOMAS COUCH 
ELIZABETH JESSUP 
Married 1749 

V. SARAH COUCH 
HEZEKIAH BANKS 
Married 1772 

VI. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



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COUCH 

I. SIMON COUCH settled at Fairfield 
prior to 1664 
MARY ANDREWS 

II. SIMON COUCH 
ABIGAIL STURGES 

III. THOMAS COUCH 
SARAH ALLEN 
Married 1721 

IV. THOMAS COUCH 
ELIZABETH JESSUP 
Married 1749 

V. SARAH COUCH 
HEZEKIAH BANKS 
Married 1772 

VI. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 
Married 1799 

VII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



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ANDREWS 

I. FRANCIS ANDREWS came to this country 
prior to 1639 
ANNE SMITH 

II. MARY ANDREWS 
SIMON COUCH 

III. SIMON COUCH 
ABIGAIL STURGES 

IV. THOMAS COUCH 
SARAH ALLEN 
Married 1721 

V. THOMAS COUCH 
ELIZABETH JESSUP 
Married 1749 

VI. SARAH COUCH 

HEZEKIAH BANKS 
Married 1772 

VII. SARAH BANKS 
JOSEPH HILL 

Married 1799 

VIII. ELIZA HILL 

CALVERT CRARY 
Married 1823 



Ancestors of 
ELIZA HILL 

WIFE OF 

CALVERT CRARY 



HILL RECORD 

It appears from several old works and documents on early 
colonial history in the library of the legislature at Hartford that 
the name of the earliest ancestor of our Hill family in this country 
was Wm. Hill, who, on his arrival here about 1632, twelve years 
after the Mayfloivcr, settled for a while at Dorchester, Mass., 
and then after a time removed to Windsor on the Connecticut 
River above Hartford where he bought land and set out an 
orchard. From Windsor he very early removed to Fairfield where 
he lived and died, and his last will and testament is recorded 
in an ancient volume of the records of the Particular Court for 
Fairfield County in the above named library. In this carefully 
written document he gives the names of the different members 
of his family and his bequests to each. The above named facts 
are brought out in the following quotations. In a book entitled 
"Founders of New England," page 11, is the following: "Wm. 
Hill with others arrived in Boston in ship 'William and Frances/ 
June 5th, 1632." The "History of Genealogies of Ancient Wind- 
sor," page 664, says : "Wm. Hill had land granted him at Dor- 
chester, Mass., Nov. 2, 1635." He removed from Dorchester to 
Windsor, but probably not with the first company that went there, 
was appointed in 1639 to view arms and ammunition in the towns ; 
was elected deputy or representative and served from 1639 to 
1641, also in 1644, and was auditor of public accounts in 1639. 
After this service in the House of Representatives he was elected 
Assistant or Senator and was Collector of Customs at Fairfield. 
In the second volume of the Records of Particular Court, which 
is now called Court of Probate, is given the last will and testament 



94 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

of "Mr. Wm. Hill," dated Sept. 9, 1649, and admitted to probate 
May 15, 1650. The "Genealogical History of New England" 
vol. from D to J, page 420, says: "Wm. Hill, a man of note 
among the first settlers, who probably came in the Mary and 
John, Nov. 5th, 1633, was selectman in 1636, and removed to 
Windsor, of which he was representative from 1639 to 1644; 
thence he removed to Fairfield, of which he was representative 
in 1652 and 1653." The book further says : "The last fact named 
probably applies to his son, Wm. Hill." 

I. WILLIAM HILL arrived in this country on the William 
and Frances, June 5, 1632. Died at Fairfield, 1650. 
He had land granted him at Dorchester, Mass., in 1635. 
Moved from Dorchester to Windsor and afterwards 
moved to Fairfield, Conn. Married 

SARAH 



Children : 

i. Sarah 

2. ii. William 

iii. Joseph 

iv. Ignatius 

V. James 

vi. Elizabeth 

The manuscript book from which the above is taken 
is the second volume of the records of the Particular 
Court for Fairfield, which appears to have been removed 
from its proper place in the office of the Probate Court 
at Fairfield, and is found in the library of the legislature 
at Hartford. It says that the will of Wm. Hill was 
admitted to probate May 15th, 1650; consequently he 
must have died before this date if the date is correct. 
However, four years after, in 1654, the same "Wm. Hill 
Sen." makes a conveyance of land in Fairfield to his son 
William, who is characterized in the conveyance as 
"Wm. Hill, Jun.", which would seem to imply that "Wm. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 95 

Hill, Sen." was still alive and that 1650, the date of the 
admission of his will to probate, cannot be correct. May 
not the last number in the date 1650 in the original 
document have really been a 6 or a 9, instead of o, as 
written by the copyist? If so, this discrepancy would 
be removed. The above named conveyance is found in 
the 1st volume of the Registry of Deeds for Fairfield, 
of which town Wm. Hill, Jun. was Register at this 
time and for many years after. 

WILLIAM^ HILL (William^, died Dec. 19, 1684. This 
William appears to have succeeded to the offices and pub- 
lic services of his father, in which he seems to have 
been engaged till near the close of his life. He 
married 

ELIZABETH . 



Children : 

i. Sarah, married Richard Widdon. 
3. ii. William, died 1728. 

iii. Joseph, died 1696. No children, 
iv. John, died 1727; married Jane — 



V. Eliphalet, died 1695 ; married Esther . 

vi. Ignatius. 
vii. James. 

3. WILLIAM^ HILL (William,^ William^, died in 1728. 
Name of wife not given. 
Children : 

i. Sarah. 

4. ii. William, died 1739; niarried Sarah . 

iii. Joseph. 

iv. David, died 1737; married Abigail . 



96 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

4. DEACON WILLIAM* HILL (William,^ William,^ Wil- 
liam^), died in 1739; married 

SARAH . 



Children : 

5. i. Joseph, died 1797, aged 97 years; married 

Abigail Dimond. 

ii. William, died 1775. 
iii. David. 

5. DEACON JOSEPH^ HILL (William,* William,^ Wil- 
liam,- William^), born April i, 1699; died March 6, 
1797, aged 98 years ; married 

ABIGAIL DIMOND, March 30, 173 1. Died April 25, 1774. 

Children : 

i. Abigail, born March i, 1733. 

ii. Sarah, born Aug. 21, 1735. 

iii. David, born April 22, 1737; died March 26, | 
1760, aged 23 years. | 

I 

6. iv. Ebenezer, born Feb. 26, 1742; died March I 

27, 1798, aged 56 years. I 

1 
V. Jabez, born June 17, 1744; died Oct. 9, 1779, j 

aged 35 years. j 

vi. Moses, born Jan. 11, 1748; died Oct. 3, 1777, j 
aged 30 years. 



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State of Connecticut 
Military Department 

ADJUTANT general's OFFICE 

Hartford, Nov. 13, 191 5. 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN 

This is to certify that : 

EBENEZER HILL 

served as Captain of ist Company in 7th Regiment, Col. Charles 
Webb commanding; commissioned July 6, 1775, discharged De- 
cember 27, 1775. Residence, Greenfield. 

Commissioned as ist Lieutenant, January i, 1777; Captain 
November i, 1777; transferred to Invalid Corps, September 13, 
1780. Residence, Greenfield. 

Also served as Captain of a Company in Col. Whiting's 
Regiment, (4th Mil.) at Peekskill ; marched October 5, 1777, 
discharged October 31, 1777, allowed twenty miles travel per 
day per man to return home after being discharged. 

In testimony whereof, the seal of this office is hereto af- 
fixed. 



Edward Schulze, 

Asst. to Adjutant General. 




98 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

6. EBENEZER« HILL (Joseph,^ William,* William,' William,* , 
William^), born Feb. 26, 1742; died March 27, 1798, 
aged 56 years; married 

MABEL SHERWOOD, Jan. 17, 1765. Born Dec. 8, 1745; 
died Oct. 20, 1820, aged 75 years. 

Ebenezer Hill lived in Fairfield and died there at 
the age of fifty-six. He was not possessed of a robust 
constitution, but was seldom sick. He served as Captain 
of 1st Company in 7th Regiment, Col. Charles Webb 
commanding; commissioned July 6, 1775; discharged 
December 2"], 1775. Commissioned as ist Lieutenant, 
January i, 1777; Captain, November i, 1777; trans- 
ferred to Invalid Corps, September 13, 1780. Residence, 
Greenfield. Also served as Captain of a Company in 
Col. Whiting's Regiment, (4th Mil.) at Peekskill; 
marched October 5, 1777, discharged October 31, 1777; 
allowed twenty miles travel per day to return home 
after being discharged. He was a member of the Con- 
gregational Church, of which his father and grandfather 
were deacons. 

Children : ; 

i. David, born July 7, 1766; died Dec. 24, 1848, i 
aged 82 years. ; 

ii. Ebenezer, born Feb. 20, 1768; died May 5, 
1842, aged 74 years. 

iii. Seth, born Dec. 22, 1769; died Dec. 10, 1825, 
aged 56 years. 

iv. DiMON, born Oct., 1771 ; died Dec. 8, 1793, 
aged 22 years. 

7. V. Joseph, born May 3, 1774; died April 19, , 
1 816, aged 42 years. 

vi. Mabel, born Sept., 1776; died July 8, 1780, 
aged 4 years. 

vii. Eleanor, bom Aug. 28, 1778; died July 22, 
1779, aged I year. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 99 

viii. Jabez, born June 13, 1780; died Aug. 2, 
1807, aged 2y years. 

ix. Esther, born Oct. 26, 1785; died Aug. 27, 
1804, aged 19 years. 



100 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

JOSEPH HILL was born in the town of Fairfield, Conn. 
He was the son of Ebenezer Hill and Mabel Sherwood. 
With his brother Ebenezer he purchased a tract of land 
about 1,500 acres on Chestnut Ridge in the town of 
Liberty, Sullivan County, N. Y. He was married in 
1799 to 

SARAH BANKS, daughter of Hezekiah Banks and Sarah 
Couch. Sometime before 1808 he moved with his family 
to Liberty. His family then consisted of four children. 
He built a house on Chestnut Ridge where he lived 
until he died. In later years it was occupied by his 
wife and son Joseph and is now owned by Rufus Hill, 
a son of Joseph. He was a Captain in the New York 
State Militia during the period of the War of 1812. I 
He died in 1S16 when only forty-two years of age and | 
was buried in Liberty Cemetery. The land which he I 
and his brother Ebenezer purchased was settled by their j 
sons, Nathaniel Barlow, son of Ebenezer, taking the i 
portion west of that occupied by Joseph Hill. The other j 
portions were divided and occupied by Sherwood and j 
Benjamin Hill, and on a portion of same now stands j 
the Loomis Sanitarium. i 

Sarah Banks Hill, his widow, continued to live on i 
the homestead. A daughter, Paulina, was born to her [ 
after the death of her husband. When they came with ! 
their four children into Sullivan County it was nothing i 
but a wilderness. As the sole support of her nine ' 
children, no one can adequately portray the trials and 
difficulties of her life in those early days. In 1826 she j 
married Ebenezer Carrier and in 1845 was again left a 
widow. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, 
as were most of her children. In her declining years 
she visited her children and grandchildren, who lived 
on farms in different parts of the town. We remember 
very well in boyhood days of seeing her sitting by the 
fireside smoking her clay pipe and giving good advice. 
She died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah 
Morton, in the 93rd year of her age, and was buried by 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill ioi 

the side of her husband in Liberty Cemetery. The house 
in which Sarah Banks was born is sufficiently preserved 
(at the present time) to be occupied by a family, 

EBENEZER HILL, Joseph Hill's father, served in the 
Revolutionary War as a Captain. 

JABEZ HH.L, a brother of Ebenezer, born in 1744, was a 
Major in the Army of the Revolution. 

DAVID HILL, the eldest son of Ebenezer Hill, was born in 
1766. He was educated by his grandfather for the 
ministry, and though he entered upon this service he had 
no relish for it and on the death of his patron he retired 
from the work and engaged in more congenial employ- 
ment. Was Judge of the Court of Probate for many 
years until he was debarred by age from this service. 
Was frequently a member of the Legislature, both in the 
House and Senate. Was a member of the committee for 
revising the Constitution of the State and was engaged 
in public business nearly all his life. 

Following are the inscriptions upon the headstones 
of Joseph Hill and Sarah Banks Hill, who lie buried in 
the Liberty Cemetery, Sullivan Co., N. Y. 

In Memory 

CAPTAIN JOSEPH HILL 

a native of Fairfield, Conn., 

in the 42nd year 

of his age. 

"Anxious to live yet called to die 

He in no case repined. 
But cheerfully his little all 

Unto God's will resign'd." 



102 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

SARAH BANKS 

wife of 

Capt. Joseph Hill 

Born 

April 8, 1776 

Died Sept. 8, 1868 

aged 92 yrs. 5 mos. 

"She has gone to the home of the blessed 

There with her Saviour to rest 
With all the redeemed of the Lord 

By faith she believed in his word." 

7. JOSEPH^ HILL (Ebenezer,^ Deacon Joseph,'* Deacon Wil- 
liam,* William,^ William,^ William^), born May 3, 1774; 
died at Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y., April 19, 1816, 
aged 42 years ; married in 1799, at Fairfield, Conn., 

SARAH BANKS, born April 8, 1776, at Weston, Fairfield 
Co., Conn. ; died at Liberty, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1868, aged 
92 years, 5 mos. 

Children : 

8. i. Benjamin, born at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield 

Co., Conn., Feb. 19, 1800; died Nov. 25, 
1877, aged y"] years. 

9. ii. Sherwood, born at Greenfield Hill, Conn., 

Jan. I, 1802; died Feb. 6, 1850, aged 48 
years. 

10. iii. Eliza, born at Greenfield Hill, Conn., Dec. 3, 

1803 ; died at Liberty, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1897, 
aged 94 years ; married Calvert Crary. 
(See Crary Record.) 

11. iv. Esther, born at Greenfield Hill, Conn., Sept. 

27, 1805; died at Liberty, N. Y., Jan. i, 
1894, aged 88 years; married William 
Young. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 103 

12. V. Joseph, born at Liberty, N. Y., April 4, 1808; 

died July 20, 1887, aged 79 years. 

vi. Hezekiah, born March 21, 1810; died in 
infancy. 

13. vii. Sarah, born at Liberty, N. Y., May 11, 1811 ; 

died at the residence of her grandson at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., March 9, 1907, aged 96 
years ; married Ashbel Morton. 

14. viii. Aretta, born at Liberty, N. Y., April 18, 

1813 ; died Aug. 8, 1907, at Greenfield Hill, 
Conn., aged 94 years; married Alonzo 
Staples. 

15. ix. Paulina, born at Liberty, N. Y., June 13, 

1816; died April 11, 1906, aged 90 years; 
married John A. Clements. 



104 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

BENJAMIN HILL, eldest son of Joseph and Sarah Banks 
Hill, resided on the farm wset of Liberty which was 
settled by his father about 1806. He was about six 
years old when his parents moved to Sullivan County. 
His father, Joseph, died when Benjamin was sixteen 
years old, which left him with the care of his younger 
brothers and sisters. He married 

CYNTHIA BUCKLEY, who was a daughter of a brother 
of Luther Buckley, thus being a cousin of the Buckleys 
who settled in Liberty. Among them were Mrs. Joseph 
Young, Mrs. Sherwood Hill and Mrs. William Ratcliflf. 
She survived her husband thirteen years. Their mar- 
ried life extended over 54 years. The farm where Mr. 
Hill resided during his life is now the site of the Loomis 
Sanitarium. Mr. and Mrs. Hill were buried in the 
cemetery at Liberty, N. Y. 

8. BENJAMIN^ HILL (Joseph,^ Ebenezer,« Deacon Joseph,^ ' 
Deacon William,* William,^ William,- William^), born 
at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield County, Conn., Feb. 19, 
1800; died Nov. 25, 1877, aged 'JJ years; married in i; 
1823 j 

CYNTHIA BUCKLEY, born at Albany, N. Y., June, 1802 ; i 
died April 6, 1890, aged 88 years. j 

Children : I 

i. Waldron, born March 6, 1824; died Oct. 10, 
1846, aged 22 years. 

ii. Mary S., born March 25, 1826. 

iii. Henry, born Oct. 5, 1827; died Oct. 23, 1891, iJ 
aged 64 years. ' 

iv. Amanda, born May 4, 1836; died Sept. 30, 
1846, aged 10 years. 

V, Moses B., born Aug. 10, 1839; died April 20, 
1884, aged 45 years. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 105 

SHERWOOD HILL was born in Connecticut. He came 
with his parents to SulHvan County when about four 
years old. He resided on a farm, a part of his father's 
purchase when he first settled in Liberty. He died at 
the early age of 48 years. His father died when he was 
14 years of age, and with his brother Benjamin and two 
sisters, Eliza and Esther, he had the care of the family 
of younger children in those early days. He married 

BETSEY BUCKLEY, a daughter of Luther Buckley, who 
was born at Newtown, Conn., in 1767, and Lucinda 
Baldwin, who was born at Newtown, Conn., in 1769. 
Betsey was a member of the family of Buckleys who 
lived in the town of Liberty. Her sisters were Mrs. 
Joseph Young, Mrs. Nathan Stanton, Mrs. William Rat- 
cliff, and Mrs. Grant Gorton. Her brothers were Philo, 
Abel, and Caleb Buckley. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hill were buried in the cemetery at 
Liberty, N. Y. Their son, 

EDWARD HILL, was a soldier in the Civil War. The fol- 
lowing is a copy of the record of his service printed 
about the time of his death : 

"When the Civil War broke out he was residing 
in Michigan, and assisted in the organization of the 
1st U. S. Lancers (Michigan Volunteers), enlisting 
September 16, 1861, and was mustered into service 
December 14, 1861, as First Lieutenant, Company D. 
The regiment was mustered out of service March 20, 
1862, when he was appointed Second Lieutenant, Com- 
pany K, 1 6th Michigan Infantry. He was promoted 
First Lieutenant, July 29, 1862 ; Captain, April 17, 1863 ; 
Major, Sept. 30, 1864, and Lieutenant Colonel, May 18, 
1865, and was honorably mustered out of service July 
8, 1865. For gallant and meritorious services at Mag- 
nolia Swamp, Virginia, May 30, 1864, he received the 
brevet of Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, and he was awarded 
a medal of honor for distinguished gallantry at the battle 
of Cold Harbor. His service was with the 3d Brigade, 



io6 _ Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, 
in all its campaigns from the siege of Yorktown to the 
surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox. His battle 
record was unsurpassed and he participated in the fol- 
lowing engagements: In 1862, Siege of Yorktown, 
Hanover Court House, White House Landing, Mechan- 
icsville, Gaines' Mill, White Oak Swamp, Turkey Bend, 
Malvern Hill, Harrison's Landing, Ely's Ford, Bull 
Run, Antietam, Shepardstown Ford, Snicker's Gap and 
Fredericksburg. In 1863, United States Ford, Chancel- 
lorsville, Middleburg, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Wapp- 
ing Heights, Culpeper, Brandy Station, Bristol, Rappa- 
hannock and Mine Run. In 1864, Wilderness, Laurel 
Hill, Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna, Hanover, 
Tolopotomoy, Magnolia Swamp, Bethesda Church, Cold 
Harbor, and was in command of his regiment at Peters- 
burg, Va. He was wounded at Malvern Hill, at Bull 
Run (2d), at Rappahannock Station, at the Wilderness 
and at Cold Harbor, June i, 1864, the last wound com- 
pelling him to go to the hospital for several months. 
Upon the disbandment of the Army of the Potomac he 
was appointed Inspector General of General Logan's 
Provisional Division of the Army of the Tennessee at 
Louisville, Kentucky, and with his regiment was mus- 
tered out of service in July, 1865." 

From the IVashinyton Post, Thursday, December 13, 1900: 
Col. Edward Hill's Funeral. 
Body to Rest at Fredericksburg by Direction of Secretary of War. 

The remains of Col. Edward Hill, who served during the 
Civil War in the Sixteenth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and 
died at Green Bay, Wis., October 23, 1900, arrived in this city 
last night en route to Fredericksburg, Va., where, by special 
order of the Secretary of War, they will be interred in the 
National cemetery today. 

Col. Hill participated with his regiment in the last charge 
up Marye's Heights, in the battle of Fredericksburg, thirty-eight 
years ago today, and his last resting place will be but a few rods 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 107 

from the position gained and held by his brigade. He was awarded 
a medal of honor for distinguished gallantry at the battle of 
Cold Harbor. 

He was wounded on five different battle fields, and partici- 
pated with his regiment in all its campaigns from the seige of 
Yorktown to the surrender of Appomatox. He was a member 
of California Commandery Loyal Legion. 

Col. Hill made the address at Fredericksburg on May 25th 
last, at the unveiling of the Fifth Army Corps' monument. His 
grave will be the spot on which he stood on that occasion, George 
D. Sidman and Henry H. Alpin, of Bay City, Mich., and Hiram 
Johnson and Dr. A. P. Bogue, of this city, members of the Six- 
teenth Michigan Infantry Volunteers, will escort the body from 
this city to Fredericksburg, where Masonic services will be held. 

9. SHERWOOD* HILL (Joseph,^ Ebenezer,^ Deacon Joseph,^ 
Deacon William,* William,^ William,^ William^), born 
Jan. I, 1802; died Feb. 6, 1850, aged 48 years; married 
Dec. 31, 1826, 

BETSEY BUCKLEY, born Sept. 3, 1802; died Feb. 5, 1885, 
aged 82 years. 

Children : 

i. Caleb Baldwin, born July 7, 1829. 

ii. Edward, born April 13, 1833; ^^^^ ^t Green 
Bay, Wis., Oct. 23, 1900, aged 67 years. 

iii. Ann B., born Sept. 25, 1835 ; married Joseph 
Mason Crary; died Feb. 8, 1916, aged 81 
years. 

iv. Augusta, born April 20, 1838; married 
Demmon Decker. 

V. William, born Oct. 5, 1840; died young, 

vi. Joseph, born April 6, 1842; died young. 



io8 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

WILLIAM YOUNG died at his residence a mile north of 
Liberty Village, December 4, 1865, aged 63 years. The 
Reverend Thomas Mack sent the following communi- 
cation to the local newspaper : 

"He leaves a widow to mourn the loss of one of 
the best husbands, and three sons and four daughters to 
grieve with broken hearts for one of the most affectionate 
fathers. He moved into Liberty with his father when 
he was three years old, at which time the whole neigh- 
borhood was a desert. Rarely does the 'house appointed 
for all living' close over a character so lovely and free 
from blemishes. He was human, and therefore must 
have had faults ; but to our eyes they were invisible. His 
character was dignified, pure and beautifully whole. 
With every manly virtue was blended a sweetness of 
disposition and tenderness seldom found among men. 
He was unassuming, and yet possessed that grace and 
dignity — that gentleness of manner, which disclose at 
a glance the true gentleman. He was proverbial for 
truth, uprightness and manly independence. In later 
years were added to these rare qualities true piety, which 
was manifested in all the relations he sustained both to 
the church and to the world. He seemed incapable of 
a selfish thought or act and the greatest pleasure of his 
life was to do a kindness to others. His children and 
children's children shared a very exalted place in his 
manly heart ; his happiness was only complete when they 
all came home to the paternal table and fireside. He 
possessed, in a large measure, that which few parents 
have, the happy faculty of governing his children by 
love. In his demise, the Presbyterian Church loses one 
of its most active, praying members, and the community 
one of its best citizens. The esteem in which he was 
held by all may be inferred from the vast concourse that 
attended his funeral. His illness, which lasted nine days, 
was borne with Christian fortitude and holy resignation. 
'Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the 
end of that man is peace.' " 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill log 

Mr. Young resided on the farm north of Liberty 
during the greater part of his Hfe. His father, Robert 
Young, moved to Liberty when WilHam was about three 
years of age and settled on the farm north of Liberty, 
which now, 191 6, is owned and occupied by WilHam's 
son Rufus. WilHam's brother, Joseph Young, resided 
on the farm adjoining, which was also part of the land 
originally owned by their father. He was very prom- 
inent in all the affairs of the town. He was Justice of 
the Peace for many years. He married 

ESTHER HILL, in 1827. Esther, pronounced "Easter" by 
all her relatives, survived her husband 29 years. She was 
the youngest of the four children who came with their 
parents, Joseph Hill and Sarah Banks, to Liberty about 
1806, and like her brothers and sisters, upon the death 
of her father, who died when she was 10 years old, ex- 
perienced all the trials of an early settler. 

William Young and his wife Esther were buried 
in the Cemetery at Liberty, N. Y. 

JIRAH I SHAM YOUNG, youngest son of William Young 
and Esther Hill, in 1862, when twenty-one years of age, 
helped to enlist Company H, of the 143rd New York 
Volunteers. He was the First Lieutenant. George H. 
Decker was Captain, and Rensselaer Hammond was 2nd 
Lieutenant. The men were enlisted from Liberty, Mon- 
ticello and Rockland. 

His record in the History of the 143rd New York 
Volunteers is as follows : 

"Age 21 years. Enrolled August 22, 1862, at Monti- 
cello; served three years and mustered in as ist Lieu- 
tenant, Company H, October 8, 1862; as Captain Com- 
pany G, June 19, 1865. He succeeded Benjamin Rey- 
nolds as Captain of Company G, from June 19, 1865, to 
the muster out of the Regiment. The regiment was mus- 
tered out July 20, 1865, at Washington, D. C." 

He taught school two winters before he enlisted. 

He died at the early age of 32 years. 



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II. ESTHERS HILL (Joseph/ Ebenezer,« Deacon Joseph," 
Deacon William,* William,^ William,^ William^), born 
at Greenfield Hill, Conn., Sept. 27, 1805 ; died at Liberty, 
N. Y. Jan. i, 1894, aged 88 years; married at Liberty, 
N. Y., Jan. i, 1827 

WILLIAM YOUNG, born May 22, 1802, near New London, 
Conn.; died at Liberty, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1865, aged 63 
years. 

Children : 

i. Ophelia, born Aug. 16, 1829; died May 10, | 
1914, aged 85 years ; married Hooker, j 

ii. Augusta, born July 12, 1831 ; died March 26, I 
1902, at Binghamton, N. Y., aged 71 years ; [ 
married Moon. ! 

iii. Walter, born March 22, 1833. 

iv. Elizabeth, born Feb. 8, 1835 J ^^^^ ^^ ^^^' 
erty, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1916, aged 81 years. 

V. RuFus, born Oct. 24, 1837. j 

vi. Sarah, born Feb. 8, 1839 ; died Nov. 10, 1874, \ 

aged 35 years. | 

I 
vii. JiRAH I., born Sept. 20, 1841 ; died Feb. 4, ] 

1873, aged 32 years. i 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill i i i 

JOSEPH HILL was born in the homestead on Chestnut 
Ridge, at Liberty, N. Y., in 1808. It is probable that 
his parents settled in Liberty the previous year as his 
seems to be the first birth of the family recorded in the 
town of Liberty. His sister, Esther, a few years older, 
was born at Greenfield Hill, Conn. He resided on the 
farm which was settled by his father, Joseph Hill. 
After the death of his father his mother lived with him 
for many years in the old homestead. This was de- 
stroyed by fire and he moved to another part of the 
farm, in the house where his brother Benjamin formerly 
resided. This' farm is now the site of the Loomis 
Sanitarium. He was a man of strong constitution and 
did a vast amount of hard work. He bore an excellent 
reputation as an upright business man. Was elected 
Supervisor of the town a number of times. He was a 
prosperous farmer and raised many horses and cattle. 
He died at his home in Liberty of general debility. He 
married 

ANN WASHINGTON in 1852. She survived him twenty- 
four years. She died in 1911. Mrs. Hill was the last 
one of the family of that generation. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hill were buried in the Cemetery at 
Liberty, N. Y. 

12. JOSEPH- HILL (Joseph,^ Ebenezer,*' Deacon Joseph,^ 
Deacon William,* William,^ William,^ William^), born 
at Liberty, N. Y., April 4, 1808 ; died July 20, 1887, aged 
79 years. Married Sept. 5, 1852, 

ANN WASHINGTON, born in Ireland June 7, 1832; died 
Jan. 19, 1911, aged 79 years. 

Children : 

i. Alice E., born June 17, 1853, at Liberty, 
N. Y., married DuBois. 

ii. David S., born at Liberty, N. Y., July 5, 
1854. 



112 Ancestors OF Eliza Hill 

iii. Amanda M., born at Liberty, N. Y., Dec. 28, 
1855 ; married Burns. 

iv. Joseph M., born at Liberty, N. Y., March 15, 
1858. 

V. RuFUS, born at Liberty, N. Y., Jan. 6, i860. 

vi. Sarah, born at Liberty, N. Y., May 20, 1862 ; 
died Aug. 13, 1907, aged 45 years; mar- 
ried North. 

vii. Lottie E., born at Liberty, N. Y., Jan. 18, 
1865 ; died Feb. 18, 1877, aged 12 years. 



Ancestors OF Eliza Hill 113 

SARAH HILL MORTON was born in the homestead on 
Chestnut Ridge, Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y., in 181 1. 
Her father, Joseph Hill, moved to Liberty somewhere 
near the year 1807 with four children, two boys and two 
girls. They came from Greenfield Hill in the town 
of Fairfield, Conn. The family have a remarkable his- 
tory in connection with the early settlement of the town. 
Their early memoranda say there was not a house or 
road between them and the Delaware River, a distance 
of twenty miles to the west, while their nearest "grist- 
mill" for grinding corn was at Newburgh on the Hudson, 
fifty-five miles to the eastward. Over this latter dis- 
tance, guided by marked trees and the compass, every 
"grist" was conveyed on horseback to the miller and 
returned in the same way, the round trip requiring from 
three to four days. Bear and venison were, however, 
easy market from their cabin door. In fact, it was con- 
tinual warfare on bear and wolf to save their sheepfold 
and the winter's pork. She, with her brothers and 
sisters, were sent to their old home in Connecticut to 
attend school, and Mrs. Morton was a schoolmate of the 
great showman, P. T. Barnum, who, she says, "as a boy 
was a great showman". Mrs. Morton was a great ad- 
vocate of temperance and moderation, living the plain, 
simple life. She had a clear mind and great endurance. 
Within a few days of her death she recited "John Watt's 
Dream," nearly a hundred eight-line verses, which she 
had learned when a child. In recent winter seasons 
she passed much of her time in carding wool by hand, 
coloring, spinning, and knitting it in the old-fashioned 
way, and making it into heavy fringe mittens so much 
used by lumbermen. She would send these fringed mit- 
tens to a number of her nephews, who in turn would 
remember her with remittances, which helped to re- 
plenish her treasury. This cheerful occupation, the 
eminent Dr. King, of Brooklyn, says, "accounts largely 
for her wonderful physical preservation, soft arteries, 
and almost perfect heart action until the day of her 
death". Mrs. Morton died at the home of her grandson. 



114 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

Sherwood Robertson, iiii Park Place, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
in 1907, in the 96th year of her age. At the time of her 
death she had seven children living, forty-five grand- 
children and thirty-five great grandchildren. For many 
years she lived on a farm near her mother's old home on 
Chestnut Ridge, about two miles west of Liberty Vil- 
lage. The funeral was held at Liberty, March 12, 1907. 
Interment was in the cemetery at Liberty, N. Y. She 
married 

ASHBEL MORTON, at Liberty, N. Y., in 1830. As will 
be seen by the record they had eleven children. In the 
latter years of his life Mr. Morton went away from 
home and did not return. He died in Illinois. 

13. SARAH^ HILL (Joseph,^ Ebenezer,^ Deacon Joseph,^ 
Deacon William,^ William,^ William,^ William^), born 
at Liberty, N. Y., May 11, 181 1; died at the residence 
of her grandson in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 9, 1907, 
aged 96 years; married Feb. 11, 1830 at Liberty, N. Y., 

ASHBEL MORTON, born Oct. 8, 1803, at Westfield Flats, 
N. Y. ; died Sept. 13, 1870, aged 67 years. 

Children : 

i. Martha Lane, born June 24, 1831 ; died 
June 2, 1896, aged 65 years ; married Ben- 
jamin Litts. 

ii. Lydia Maria, born May 18, 1833; married 
Geo. W. Robertson. 

iii. Joseph Hill, born March 23, 1835. 

iv. Margaret Ann, born April 27, 1837 ; married 
William Maffitt. 

V. William Hesakiah, born Nov. 11, 1839; 
died June 29, 1857, at Liberty, N. Y. 
(Drowned.) 

vi. Sarah Banks, born March 6, 1842 ; died Sept. 
23, 1845, at Liberty, N. Y., aged 3 years. 



Ancestors OF Eliza Hill 115 

vii. Hattie Paulina, born Nov. 10, 1843 ; died 
April, 1910; rharried Robert McNair. 

viii. James Alexander, born Feb. 28, 1845 5 died 
at Liberty, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1845, aged 7 
months. 

ix. Sarah Melvina, born Sept. 29, 1848; mar- 
ried James Gavitt. 

X. Charles Benjamin, born Jan. 13, 1851. 

xi. Mary Florence, born April, 1854; married 
Shaw Miller. 



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ARRETTA HILL STAPLES was born in Liberty, Sullivan 
County, N. Y., in 1813. She was the daughter of 
Joseph Hill and Sarah Banks Hill, being their seventh 
child. Her experiences were similar to her sisters, 
which are recorded in other places. She married 

ALONZO STAPLES in 1834. Their married life extended 
over a period of sixty-seven years. He was the son of 
John Staples and Patty Banks Staples, who was a 
sister to Sarah Banks Hill. His sister Deborah Staples 
Silliman was born Feb. 21, 1800; died Dec. 28, 1908, 
aged 108 years. His brother Horace was born in 1802; 
died in 1897, aged 95 years. Horace was a very prom- 
inent banker of Westport, Conn., and a great philanthro- 
pist. Another brother, Sydney, died when over ninety 
years of age. Alonzo was born in 1807; died in 1901, 
aged 94 years. Another brother, Edward, died at the 
age of 52 years. 

In reference to the Hill family, the sisters of Arretta 
Hill died at the following ages : 

Eliza Hill Crary, the eldest of the five sisters, 94 
years, 

Esther Hill Young, 88 years, 

Sarah Hill Morton, 96 years, 

Arretta Hill Staples, 94 years, 

Paulina Hill Clements, the youngest sister, 90 years, 
an average of 92 years for the five sisters. 

Benjamin Hill died at the age of J"] years, Joseph 
79, and Sherwood 48. Their mother lived to be 93 
years old. Hezekiah, father of Sarah Banks, died at the 
age of 64. Benjamin Banks, grandfather of Sarah 
Banks, died at the age of 102 years. He had one daugh- 
ter, Molly Ogden, who died at the age of 102. 

Mr. and Mrs. Staples were buried in Oak Lawn 
Cemetery, Fairfield, Conn. At an earlier date the home 
of Mrs. Staples' grandfather, Ebenezer Hill, was sit- 
uated near this cemetery. 



Ancestors OF Eliza Hill 117 

JOHN HILL STAPLES was the only son of Alonzo and 
Arretta Hill Staples. He was born in 1837. Soon after 
quitting school he became a sailor and had some rough 
experiences in this capacity. At one time on a return 
voyage from South America the boat was wrecked in a 
terrible storm and was sunk to the water's edge for three 
days. None of them expected to see land again, but as 
the boat was loaded with lumber it floated and they were 
finally rescued. He enlisted in the Navy at the time of 
the Civil War and was Master's Mate or Ensign on the 
Man of War Sciota, and participated in the capture 
of New Orleans, receiving quite a sum of prize money 
for his share. He resigned on account of his health and 
came home. Later he enlisted in Company I, 14th Regt., 
Connecticut Volunteers. His discharge was given at the 
Camp near Petersburg, Va., dated the 31st day of 
August, 1864. He was a member of the Naval Vet- 
eran Association, as shown by certificate stating that 
"John H. Staples, having honorably served in the 
United States Navy from November, 1861, to Sep- 
tember, 1862, has by virtue of said service been elected 
a member of the Naval Veteran Association of the State 
of Connecticut, and is subject to all By-Laws, Regula- 
tions, etc." Dated New Haven, Conn., 30th day of 
August, 1888. He was granted a pension increase on 
December 10, 1907, under Certificate No. 1,040,286. 
He died in 19 12, aged 75 years, and was buried in Oak 
Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Conn. 

14. ARRETTA^ HILL (Joseph,^ Ebenezer,« Deacon Joseph," 
Deacon William,^ William,^ William,^ William^), born 
at Liberty, N. Y., April 18, 1813; died Aug. 8, 1907, 
at Greenfield Hill, Conn., aged 94 years; married at 
Liberty, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1834, 

ALONZO STAPLES, born April 4, 1807, at Greenfield 
Hill, Conn. ; died Oct. 5, 1901, aged 95 years. 



ii8 Ancestors OF Eliza Hill 

Children : 

i. John Hill, born Nov. 2"], 1837; died Feb. 
24, 1912, aged 75 years. 

ii. Ann Jane, born Feb. 17, 1844; married 
Arthur Merwin, June 7, 1877, 



Ancestors OF Eliza Hill 119 

JOHN A. CLEMENTS was an early settler of the town 
of Liberty and resided on a farm about two miles east 
of the village. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Clem- 
ents, came from Ireland to this country about 1800. 
John, the eldest of seven children, was born in New 
York City. He was a man of sterling character and most 
highly respected as a citizen. Was an Elder in the 
Presbyterian Church at Liberty for many years. He was 
of a strong constitution and was seldom sick. His death 
was caused by an accident in which he was thrown 
violently from his wagon in collision with a passing 
freight train. He married 

PAULINA HILL in 1839. She was the youngest daughter of 
Joseph Hill and Sarah Banks, and, like her sisters, ex- 
perienced all the hardships of the early settlers. She 
resided in Liberty with the exception of a few years' 
residence in the town of Bethel. Her biography would 
be much the same as that of her sisters, Eliza Crary, 
Esther Young, and Sally Morton, all of whom were res- 
idents of Liberty. Mrs. Clements died at the home of 
her daughter Louise (Mrs. Solomon Royce), in 1906, 
aged nearly ninety years. Mr. and Mrs. Clements are 
buried in Liberty Cemetery. 

JOHN NEWTON CLEMENTS, their son, owns and resides 
on the farm which has been in the family for many years. 

ADDISON J. CLEMENTS, their oldest son, was a soldier 
in the Civil War. He enlisted in July, 1861, Captain 
Wells' Company F, of the 56th N. Y. V. Was pro- 
moted to Sergeant and did duty in the Quartermaster's 
Department of the Regiment until May, 1863, when he 
was detached and sent to Morris Island, S. C, on the 
same duty with General Gilmore, at which place he 
was severely wounded in the left leg by a bursting shell, 
from which wound he suffered until his death. In May, 
1864, he was with his command in Virginia; June 20, 
1864, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, and remained 
on duty in Virginia until October i6th, when he was 



120 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

promoted to Quartermaster and was assigned to duty 
in the 56th Regiment, N. Y. Vet. Vols. In February, 
1865, he was assigned to duty on General Hatch's staff 
as Acting Quartermaster and in March was transferred I 
to the staff of General C. H. Van Wyck on same duty, 
and in July he was assigned same duty on the staff of I 
General Ames and served thereon until he was mustered ] 
out October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C., when he ! 
returned home. Later he was in the mercantile business ; 
and other lines, living in Liberty until the time of his j 
death, February 16, 1889, \ 

15. PAULINA^ HILL (Joseph,^ Ebenezer,« Deacon Joseph,' j 
Deacon William,* William,^ William,^ William^), born 
June 13, 1816; died April 11, 1906, aged 90 years; mar- 
ried at Liberty N. Y., Feb. 28, 1839, 

JOHN A. CLEMENTS, born April 6, 1810; died in 1892, 
aged 82 years. 

Children : 

i. Addison Joseph, bom at Liberty, N. Y., Sept. 
2, 1840; died Feb. 18, 1889, aged 48 years. 

ii, Hezekiah Banks, born Sept. 19, 1846, at j 
Liberty, N. Y., died June i, 1881, aged | 
35 years. j 

iii. David Hill, born at Liberty, N. Y., May 21, , 
1844; died Sept. 2, 1862, aged 18 years. ' 

iv. Charlotte, born at Liberty, N. Y., July 18, 
1849; married James Ramsey. ; 

V. John Newton, born at Liberty, N. Y,, May 

3i» 1851. 
vi. Louise, born at Liberty, N. Y., April 6, 1854; 

married Royce. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 121 



DIMOND RECORD 

1. THOMAS DIMOND settled at Pequonnock and owned the 

homestead of James Bennet. He was a mariner, and his 
vessel and cargo, Savage says, were destroyed by fire. 
He was the owner of a bark of 12 tons. He died in the 
latter part of 1658. There is no mention of his wife. 

2. MOSES^ DIMOND (Thomas^, settled at Fairfield and 

purchased in 1670 of John Purdy of Westchester, the 
Purdy homestead on Frost Square, which remained in 
the Dimond family for many years. Married 

ABIGAIL . Children : Moses, Hester, Grace, 

Abigail, Thomas. His will is dated March 21, 1683. 
The inventory of his estate, valued at 793 pounds, was 
taken April 16, 1684, about which time he died. 

3. MOSES^ DIMOND (Moses,^ Thomas^), settled at Fair- 

field ; married . Children : 

i. MosES, bom April 17, 1698. 

ii. John, born Nov. 17, 1700. 

iii. Thomas, born Aug. 29, 1703. 

iv. Ebenezer, born March 18, 1705. 

4. V. Abigail, born Aug. 17, 1707. 

vi. David, born Nov. 20, 1709. (In which year 
the father is called Lieut.) 

vii. Damaris, born Aug. 24, 1712. (This year 
the father is called Captain.) 

viii. Damaris 2nd, born Oct. 31, 1714. 

4. ABIGAIL* DIMOND (Moses,^ Moses,^ Thomas^), born 

Aug. 17, 1707; died April 25, 1774, aged 67 years; 
married March 30, 1731, 



122 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

DEACON JOSEPH HILL, born April i, 1699 ; died March 
6, 1797, aged 98 years. 
(See Hill Record.) 

5. EBENEZER5 HILL (Abigail Dimond,* Moses,^ Moses,^ 

Thomas^), born Feb. 26, 1742; died March 27, 1798, 
aged 56 years ; married Jan. 17, 1765, 

MABEL SHERWOOD, born Dec. 8, 1745; died Oct. 20, 
1820, aged 75 years. 

6. JOSEPH^ HILL (Ebenezer,^ Abigail Dimond,* Moses,' ! 

Moses,^ Thomas^), born May 3, 1774; died April 19, | 
1816, aged 42 years; married 1799, [ 

SARAH BANKS, born April 8, 1776; died Sept. 8, 1868, | 
aged 92 years. 

7. ELIZA'' HILL (Joseph,® Ebenezer,^ Abigail Dimond,* 

Moses,^ Moses,^ Thomas^), born Dec. 3, 1803 ; died Oct. , 
25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, j 
1878, aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 1 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 123 



SHERWOOD RECORD 

1. THOMAS SHERWOOD was born 1585-6 in England. In 

April, 1634, he, his wife Alice, and children Ann, Rose, 
Thomas and Rebecca, sailed from Ipswich, County Suf- 
folk, England, in ship Frances. He was for a time at 
Wethersfield, Conn., and appeared at Fairfield as early 
as 1648. His will, dated July 21, 1655, and offered 
for probate Oct. 25th of same year, names children by 
first wife, Jane, Tomson, Margaret, Sarah, Hannah, 
Rose, Thomas and Rebecca. It also mentioned his sec- 
ond wife, Mary, and her children, as follows : Stephen, 
Matthew, Mary, Ruth, Abigail and Isaac, fourteen 
children in all. His estate amounted to 392 pounds. 
His widow, Mary, married John Banks, a prominent 
man of Fairfield, at Rye, N. Y. She died 1693-4, John 
Banks having died in 1684. 

2. THOMAS^ SHERWOOD (Thomas^), is called ten years of 

age in 1634, when his father came over. He was ad- 
mitted freeman at Hartford, Oct. 13, 1664. He was 
the first miller at Mill River in Fairfield. He married 
four times as follows : 

First, SARAH WHEELER, daughter of Thomas and Anne 
Wheeler. 

Second, ANN TURNEY, daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
Turney. 

Third, ELIZABETH CABLE, widow of John Cable, Jr. 

Fourth, SARAH COLEY, widow of Peter Coley and 
daughter of Humphrey Hyde. 

3. BENJAMIN^ SHERWOOD (Thomas,^ Thomas^), son of 

Thomas and Ann (Turney) Sherwood; died about 
1737; married 

SARAH . 



124 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

4. BENJAMIN* SHERWOOD (Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ 

Thomas^), born March i, 1700-1 ; died Jan. 19, 1763; 
married 

ELEANOR BRADLEY, who was the famous "female 1 
worthy," so called, in President Dwight's pastoral poem I 

"Greenfield Hill". She was born in 1708. | 

i 

5. MABEL^ SHERWOOD (Benjamin,* Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ : 

Thomas^), born Dec. 8, 1745; died Oct. 20, 1820, aged | 
75 years; married Jan. 17, 1765, i 

I 
EBENEZER HILL, born Feb. 26, 1742; died March 27, I 

1798, aged 56 years. (See Hill Record.) \ 

I 

6. JOSEPH*' HILL (Mabel Sherwood,^ Benjamin,* Benjamm,' 

Thomas,^ Thomas^), born May 3, 1774; died April 19, , 
1816, aged 42 years; married in 1799, 

SARAH BANKS, born April 8, 1776; died Sept. 8, 1868, 
aged 92 years. 

7. ELIZA^ HILL (Joseph,^ Mabel Sherwood,^ Benjamin,* 

Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^), born Dec. 3, 1803; died 
Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878, 
aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



Ancestors OF Eliza Hill 125 



TURNEY RECORD 

I. BENJAMIN TURNEY settled first at Concord, Mass. He 
was made a freeman June 2, 1641 ; removed to Fairfield 
soon after. He died in 1648. His inventory was made 
June 6, 1648. His widow, Mary, married Joseph Mid- 
dlebrook, who had also removed from Concord to Fair- 
field. 

.2. ANN2 TURNEY (Benjamin^, born in 1637; married 
THOMAS SHERWOOD. 

3. BENJAMIN^ SHERWOOD (Ann Turney,^ Benjamin^), 

married 

SARAH 

4. BENJAMIN^ SHERWOOD (Benjamin,^ Ann Turney,^ 

Benjamin^), born March i, 1700-1 ; married 

ELEANOR BRADLEY; born 1708. 

5. MABEL^ SHERWOOD (Benjamin,* Benjamin,^ Ann 

Turney,- Benjamin^), born Dec. 8, 1745; married 

EBENEZER HILL, born Feb. 26, 1742. 

6. JOSEPH^ HILL (Mabel Sherwood,^ Benjamin,* Benjamin,^ 

Ann Turney,^ Benjamin^), born May 3, 1774; married 
1799. 
SARAH BANKS, born April 8, 1776. 

7. ELIZA' HILL (Joseph,^ Mabel Sherwood,** Benjamin,* 

Benjamin,^ Ann Turney,^ Benjamin^), born Dec. 3, 
1803; died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married 
March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 
1878, aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



126 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



BANKS RECORD 



JOHN BANKS, Lawyer, was town clerk in Wethersfield, 
Conn., in 1643. He married, according to "Savage", 

MISS TAINTOR, daughter of Charles Taintor, of Wethers- 
field. He represented Fairfield between 1651 and 1666 
and Rye for three years. He was one of the richest 
men and largest land-holders in Fairfield, Conn., the 
"Counselor of Governors and men high in Authority". 
He made his will December 12, 1684. Among the be- 
quests, which were principally large tracts of land, he 
particularly requested that to his grandson, son of his 
son John, should be given his "silver tankard" upon the 
death of his wife. He left 10 pounds to Benjamin, son 
of his son Benjamin. It is to be regretted that so little 
is known of his early life, but that he belonged to one 
of the best families of England there is little doubt. 
He also mentioned in his will his sister, Mary Taylor. 
(See History of Fairfield, History of Ancient Windsor, 
Cothem's History of Woodbury, Savage's Dictionary.) 
Longevity, honesty, industry and frugality have been 
prominent traits of the family. "Lieut. John Banks, 
Oxford man, ripe scholar, one versed in books as well 
as affairs, a scientist, he who laid out the survey of the 
town, convoy from Connecticut colony to the Dutch." 
(Rev. Frank S. Childs, D. D.) He married 2nd, 

MARY FITCH SHERWOOD, second wife and widow of 
Thomas Sherwood. She died in 1693-4. He died in 1684. 

Children by first marriage: 

i. John, married Abigail Lyon. 

ii. Joseph, not mentioned in his father's will. 

iii. Samuel. 

iv. Obediah, one of the executors of his father's 
estate. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 127 

2. V. Benjamin, married Elizabeth Lyon. 

vi. Susannah, married Jonathan Sturgis. He 
died Nov. 29, 171 1. 

vii. Hannah, married Daniel Burr. 

viii. Mary, married Benjamin Sherwood(?). 

2. BENJAMIN^ BANKS (John^), married Jan. 27, 1679, 

ELIZABETH LYON, daughter of Richard Lyon ; found in 
Mass. as early as 1635 and in Fairfield in 1649. 

3. BENJAMIN^ BANKS (Benjamin,- John^), born Oct. 30, 

1681 ; died Dec. 12, 1759, aged y8; married ist, 

RUTH HYATT, daughter of Thomas Hyatt and Matthias 
St. John Hyatt. 

Children : 

4. i. Benjamin, born Aug. 7, 1703 ; died Aug. 19, 
1805, aged 102 years. 

ii. Thomas, born Nov. 13, 1707. 

iii. John, born Sept. 8, 1710; died early. 

iv. Gershom, born May i, 1712. 

V. Johannah, born Feb. 28, 1714; married 
Joseph Banks, March 29, 173 — probably. 

vi. John, born Nov. 7, 1717. 

vii. David, born April 22, 1718. 

viii. Nehemiah, born April 27, 1720. 

ix. Mary, born May 18, 172 1. 

Married 2nd, 
SARAH HULL. 
Children : 
X. Eliphalet, born July 25, 1740. 



128 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

4. BENJAMIN^ BANKS (Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ John^), 
born Aug. 7, 1703; died Aug. 19, 1805, aged 102 years. 
He was buried in Greenfield. Married ist, 

MARY TREADWELL. 
Children : 

i. Mercy, born Sept. 21, 1730. 
ii. Rhoda, born Oct. 11, 1741 ; married Isaac 
Sturges, Aug. 27, 1762. 

Married 2nd, 

ELEANOR BRADLEY, daughter of Francis Bradley and 
Mary Sturges, born Oct., 1725 ; died May 29, 1812, aged 
87 years. She was buried in Greenfield. 

Fr.a.ncis Bradley was born May 29, 1699. He was the \ 
son of Francis Bradley and Sarah Jackson. Francis | 
Bradley was the son of Francis Bradley and Ruth | 
Barlow. He was the son of Francis Bradley, who ; 
was born in Coventry, England, 1595; ancestor of j 
Justice Bradley, United States Supreme Court. ', 
Ruth Barlow was a daughter of John Barlow, an- j 
cestor of Joel Barlow, poet and statesman and Min- [ 
ister to France in President Madison's administra- j 

tion. Francis Bradley married in 1719, ! 

I 

Mary Sturges, born Aug. 8, 1699, daughter of John ; 
Sturges and Mary Goodwin, married 1682. John 1 
Sturges was son of John Sturges, one of the earliest 
and wealthiest citizens of Fairfield, and Deborah 
Barlow, daughter of John Barlow. Mary Goodwill j 
was daughter of William Goodwin, born 1629; 
married Susannah, daughter of Robert Woodward, 
Braintree, England, one of the Com. who established 
the "Hopkins Grammar School," New Haven. 

Children : 

iii. Benjamin, born in 1746. Had one son and 
seven daughters. Served in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 129 

5. iv. Hezekiah, born in Greenfield in 1748; died 
March 31, 1812, aged 64 years. 

V. Ruth, married Gershom Banks, April 20, 

1774. 
vi. Eleanor, married Reuben Burr, Oct. 20, 

1765- 
vii. Esther. 

viii. Jonathan, had three sons and three daugh- 
ters. Served in the Revolutionary War. 
Had smallpox while a prisoner in the 
"Sugar House," N. Y. 

Letter from Horace Staples 
Sir: 

Reading of long lived families reminds me of the descend- 
ants of Elizabeth Jesup Couch, of Green's Ferry. 

One of her daughters married Hezekiah Banks, of Green- 
field Hill, and was the mother of eight children. The oldest 
daughter of the eight died at the age of ninety- four, the third 
daughter aged ninety-seven. The oldest son died at the age of 
ninety-five, the youngest son at ninety-three. 

The oldest daughter married Joseph Hill. Her maiden 
name was Sarah Banks. After the marriage they removed into 
the town of Liberty, Sullivan County, New York. Sarah had 
eight children, five of whom are living, aged from eighty-seven 
down to seventy-six. Eliza, the oldest, married a son of Judge 
Crary, in Liberty, and has six sons living and two or three 
daughters. The oldest son, Horace Crary, lives in Binghamton, 
being sixty-eight years old. He and his five brothers average 
about six feet in height. Most of them are engaged in tanneries 
under the name of Crary Brothers, in Hancock, N. Y., and 
Horton, Crary & Co., in Sheffield, Penn. 

Aunt Sarah's descendants now number about 150. My 
honored deceased mother, Patty Banks Staples, left five children. 
Her oldest daughter, Deborah, is now ninety years and nine 
months old. The oldest son, Horace (the writer), is eighty-eight 
years and nine months old; the second son, Sidney, was eighty- 



130 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

seven in August ; Alonzo, the third son, eighty-four in April ; the 
fourth son, Edward Jesup, died in November, 1862, aged fifty 
years. 

The other two daughters of EHzabeth Jesup Couch had ten 
children, and the four sons had fifteen. All those I have men- 
tioned are the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 
great-great-grandchildren of Elizabeth Jesup Couch, and besides 
these there are many of a later generation. 

I well remember conversing with my great-grandmother, 
Elizabeth, eighty-three, eighty-four and eighty-five years ago, 
and how she always sat knitting with her large Bible in her lap. 
The Jesup family were noted for their veneration for divine 
things, as you must know from your honored citizen, Morris K. 
Jesup, whose grandfather was a grandnephew of Elizabeth. 
Elizabeth Jesup married Thomas Couch about 1749. Major- 
General D. N. Couch is one of her descendants ; in fact, we ask, 
where can we name her equal as a progenitor ? 

It is not much in itself, yet a thing the like of which not 
many men may truly tell, that I have held frequent conversations 
not only with Elizabeth Jesup Couch, but also with many of her 
descendants down to seven generations. 

HORACE STAPLES. 
Westport, Conn., Nov. 10, 1890. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



131 



State of Connecticut 
Military Department 

ADJUTANT general's OFFICE 

Hartford, Nov. 13, 1915. 

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN 

This is to certify that: 

HEZEKIAH BANKS 

served as a private in Capt. Jabez Wheeler's Company, Col. 
Whiting's Regiment (4th Mil,), marched October 5, 1777, no 
date of discharge. Residence not stated. 

This regiment served at Peekskill in October, 1777. 

In testimony whereof, the seal of this office is hereto af- 
fixed. 



Edward Schulze, 

Asst. to Adjutant General. 




132 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

5. HEZEKIAH^ BANKS (Benjamin,* Benjaniin,^ Benjamin,' 
John^), born in Greenfield in 1748; died at Easton, 
Conn., March 31, 1812, aged 64 years. Served in the 
Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. Jabez Wheeler's 
Company, Col. Whiting's Regiment, (4th Mil.), marched 
Oct. 5, 1777, no date of discharge. Residence not stated. 
This regiment served at Peekskill in Oct., 1777. Mar- 
ried Oct. 14, 1772, 

SARAH COUCH, daughter of Thomas Couch and EHzabeth 
Jessup, born March 30, 1754; died Feb. 24, 181 5, aged 
61 years. 



Thomas Couch was the son of Thomas Couch, great 
grandfather of Maj. Gen. Darius N. Couch. He 
died Dec. 4, 1764; married Feb. 25, 1750, 

Elizabeth Jessup, born Feb. 13, 1728; died Nov. 25, 
18 1 5. She was daughter of Edward Jessup and 
Sarah Blackleach. Edward Jessup was baptized 
March 7, 1697; died Sept. 30, 1750. Sarah Black- 
leach was born in 1700 ; died Nov. 18, 1783 ; married 1 
Dec. 7, 1724. Edward Jessup was son of Edward i 
Jessup, born 1663 ; died Dec. 28, 1732 ; married I 
1693, Elizabeth Hyde, born Aug. 23, 1669; died j 
Oct. 2, 1747. This Edward Jessup was son of } 
Edward Jessup, who came to New England prior I 
to 1649. Ancestor of the Hon. Morris K. Jessup, 
New York. Elizabeth Hyde was daughter of John j 
Hyde, son of Humphrey Hyde, who claimed con- 
nection with the Clarendon Hydes of England, and 
Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Richard Harvey, 
Sergeant, who came from Great St. Albans, Hert- 
fordshire, England, in the Ship Planter. Sarah 
Blackleach was daughter of Richard Blackleach and 
Wid. Mehitabel Saboni. He was son of Richard 
Blackleach and Abigail Hudson, daughter of John 
Hudson of New Haven. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 133 

Children : 

i. Sturges, born Oct. 26, 1773; died in 1817, 
aged 44 years. 

6. ii. Sarah, born April 8, 1776, at Weston, Fair- 
field Co., Conn. ; died Sept. 8, 1868, aged 
93 years ; married Joseph Hill. (See Hill 
Record.) 

iii. Hezekiah, born Dec. 12, 1777; died Oct., 
1872, aged 95 years; married Rhiamah 
Betts. 

iv. Patty, born April 7, 1780; died April, 1858, 
aged 78 years ; married John Staples. 

V. Mary, born July 20, 1782; died Jan., 1878, 
aged 97 years ; married Sherwood Seeley. 

vi. Aretta, born in 1788; married Wm. Nichols. 

vii. Jessup, born in 1791 ; died Feb. 2, 1863 ; mar- 
ried Laura Sherwood. 

viii. Walter, born in 1793; married Miranda 
Adams. 

6. SARAH« BANKS (Hezekiah,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,^ Ben- 

jamin,^ John^), married 

JOSEPH HILL, in 1799. He was born May 3, 1774. 

7. ELIZA^ HILL (Sarah Banks,« Hezekiah,^ Benjamin,* Ben- 

jamin,^ Benjamin,^ John^), born Dec. 3, 1803; died 
Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 
1878, aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



134 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



LYON RECORD 

1. THOMAS LYON purchased in 1654 a house at Fairfield. 

He may have been there long before this date, but this 
appears to be the first record in his name. He shared 
in all the land dividends in the township. He sold his 
home-lot at Fairfield Nov. i, 1675, and removed to 
Greenwich. His will is dated Dec. 6, 1689. He was a 
large land holder both in Fairfield and in Greenwich. 
In his will he mentions his wife Mary; sons, John, 
Thomas, Samuel and Joseph ; daughters, Mary, Abigail, 
Elizabeth, Deborah and Sarah. The point of land ex- 
tending out into Long Island Sound, on the east side of 
Byram River, was named after him. 

2. ELIZABETH^ LYON (Thomas^), married Jan. 27, 1679, 
BENJAMIN BANKS. 

3. BENJAMIN^ BANKS (Elizabeth Lyon,- Thomas^), mar- , 

ried I 

RUTH HYATT. 

4. BENJAMIN* BANKS (Benjamin,^ Elizabeth Lyon,^ 

Thomas^), born Aug. 7, 1703; married 2nd, 

ELEANOR BRADLEY, born Oct., 1725. 

5. HEZEKIAH'^ BANKS (Benjamin,* Benjamin,^ Elizabeth 

Lyon,^ Thomas^), born 1748; married Oct. 14, 1772, 

SARAH COUCH. 

6. SARAH*^ BANKS (Hezekiah,^ Benjamin,* Benjamin,^' 

Elizabeth Lyon,^ Thomas^), born April 8, 1776; mar- 
ried 1799, 

JOSEPH HILL. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 135 

7. ELIZA^ HILL (Sarah Banks,« Hezekiah,^ Benjamin,* Ben- 
jamin,^ Elizabeth Lyon,^ Thomas^), born Dec. 3, 1803; 
died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March 12, 
1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 
1878, aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



136 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



HYDE RECORD \ 

1. HUMPHREY HYDE was at Windsor before coming to I 

Fairfield. He was granted a home-lot of 2}^ acres by \ 

the town, which was recorded March 6, 1649, bounded 1 

n. e. with home-lot of John Banks. He also purchased j 

John Banks' home-lot about 1649. The Hyde family } 

are believed to have been of the best blood of England. , 
They have always been stanch, sterling, thrifty men in 

the town, and for generations a Deacon Hyde has rep- I 

resented the family in the Green's Farms Congregational ! 

Church. He probably married in England. In his will, t 

dated Nov. 12, 1679, he mentions his wife Ann, son [; 

John and daughter Hannah; also daughter Sarah, wife (; 

of Peter Coley. I 

2. JOHN^ HYDE (Humphrey^), in 1680 was living in his v. 

father's homestead. He married ' 

ELIZABETH HARVEY, daughter of Richard Harvey of 
Stratford, formerly of Concord, Mass., to whom said 
Harvey deeded 33 acres of land at Stratford in 1686. ( 
She was born July 25, 1644. He appears to have moved \ 
to Green's Farms before April 23, 1697, at which time i 
Jonathan Sturges purchased of Benjamin Rumsey one [ 
acre in John Hyde's home-lot, 

3. ELIZABETH^ HYDE (John,^ Humphrey^), born Aug. 23, | 

1669; married 

EDWARD JESSUP, of Bankside. 

4. EDWARD* JESSUP (Elizabeth Hyde,^ John,- Humph- 

rey^), married 

SARAH BLACKLEACH. 

5. ELIZABETH^ JESSUP (Edward,* Elizabeth Hyde,« John,' 

Humphrey^), born Feb. 13, 1728; married 

THOMAS COUCH, Feb. 25, 1750. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 137 

6. SARAH^ COUCH (Elizabeth Jessup,^ Edward,* Elizabeth 

Hyde,^ John,^ Humphrey^), married 

HEZEKIAH BANKS, Oct. 14, 1772. 

7. SARAH^ BANKS (Sarah Couch,« Elizabeth Jessup,^ Ed- 

ward,* Elizabeth Hyde,^ John,^ Humphrey^), married 
in 1799, 

JOSEPH HILL. 

8. ELIZA« HILL (Sarah Banks,^ Sarah Couch,« Elizabeth 

Jessup,^ Edward,* Elizabeth Hyde,^ John,^ Humphrey^), 
born Dec. 3, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; 
married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 
1878, aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



138 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

JESSUP RECORD 

1. EDWARD JESSUP, the ancestor of the Fairfield family 

of that name, was an EngHshman and probably from 
Yorkshire. He was a citizen of Stamford in 1649, 
Earlier than this he may have been in Fairfield, as the 
town records show that in 1653 he sold land on Sasso 
Neck. In 1656 he had removed to Middleborough, New 
Town, Long Island, where he was a magistrate under 
the Dutch Government from 1659 to 1662. Subsequently 
he became one of the original potentates of West Farms, 
Westchester Co., N. Y. In 1663 the Connecticut Colony 
which claimed jurisdiction appointed him commissioner 
(magistrate) for the town of Westchester, and again in 
1664, while in 1665 he represented the same town at a 
meeting of deputies convened by Gov. Nichols of New 
York at Hempstead, L. I. His will bears date Aug. 6, 
1666, the year of his death, and is one of the earliest 
English wills recorded in New York City. He married 

ELIZABETH BURROUGH, sister of John Burrough of 
Newtown. In 1668 the widow married Robert Beacham 
(Beauchamp) of Fairfield and removed there with her 
two young children. They lived in the present parish 
of Greenfarms (beautiful place). (See Miss Schenck's 
History of Fairfield.) 

2. EDWARD^ JESSUP (Edward^), married 
ELIZABETH HYDE. 

3. EDWARD^ JESSUP (Edward,^ Edward^, married 

SARAH BLACKLEACH, daughter of Richard Blackleach. 
Died Nov. 18, 1783. 

4. ELIZABETH* JESSUP (Edward,^ Edward,^ Edward^), 

born in Greens Farms, Feb. 13, 1728; died Nov. 25, 1815, 
aged 87 years ; married 

THOMAS COUCH, Feb. 25, 1750. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 139 

5. SARAH^ COUCH (Elizabeth Jessup,* Edward,^ Edward,^ 

Edward^), married 

HEZEKIAH BANKS, Oct. 14, 1772. Died Feb. 24, 181 5. 
(See Banks Record.) 

6. SARAH« BANKS (Sarah Couch,^ EHzabeth Jessup,'' Ed- 

ward,^ Edward,^ Edward^), born April 8, 1776; died 
Sept. 8, 1868, aged 91 years ; married in 1799, 

JOSEPH HILL, born May 3, 1774; died April 19, 1816, 
aged 42 years. 

7. ELIZA^ HILL (Sarah Banks," Sarah Couch,^ Elizabeth Jes- 

sup,* Edward,^ Edward,- Edward^), born Dec. 3, 1803; 
died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years ; married March 12, 
1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878, 
aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



140 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



BRADLEY RECORD ; 

1. FRANCIS BRADLEY came to Fairfield in 1660. Soon I 

after his arrival he married 1 

1 

RUTH BARLOW, daughter of John Barlow, and thus be- 
came connected with some of the principal families of | 
the place. Being admitted a freeholder of the town, I 
he became entitled to all the privileges of a settler, in- I 
eluding a participation in the dividends of the town ; 
lands. In October, 1664, at a General Assembly at ' 
Hartford, he (with others) was accepted as a freeman , 
of Fairfield under the government of Connecticut, before [ 
the Colony of New Haven had accepted the charter. 
Francis Bradley had seven children, four sons and three 
daughters, all of whom, as well as his wife, survived him. 

2. FRANCIS^ BRADLEY (Francis^), second son of Francis 

and Ruth, born about 1670; married 

SARAH JACKSON. He died Dec, 1716, leaving his wife 
and the following children : 

3. Francis, Samuel, Ephraim, John, Jr., I 

I 

4. Eleanor, born Feb, 22, 1708; married Benjamin 1 

Sherwood. | 

Gershom. 1 

3. FRANCIS^ BRADLEY (Francis,^ Francis^), born 1699; 

married 

MARY STURGES, daughter of John Sturges, 1719, and | 
had ten children. 

5. ELEANOR* BRADLEY (Francis,^ Francis,^ Francis^, 
born Oct., 1725; died May 29, 1812, aged 87 years; 
married 

BENJAMIN BANKS (3), 1745. (See Banks Record.) 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 141 

6. HEZEKIAH^ BANKS (Eleanor Bradley,^ Francis,^ Fran- 

cis,^ Francis^), born in Greenfield, Conn., 1748; died at 
Easton, Conn., March 31, 1812, aged 64 years; married 

SARAH COUCH Oct. 14, 1772. She was born March 30, 
1754; died Feb. 24, 1815, aged 61 years. 

7. SARAH« BANKS (Hezekiah,^ Eleanor Bradley,* Francis,^ 

Francis,- Francis^), born April 8, 1776, at Weston, Fair- 
field Co., Conn., died Sept. 8, 1868, aged 93 years ; 
married 

JOSEPH HILL in 1799. He was born May 3, 1774. 

8. ELIZA^ HILL (Sarah Banks,« Hezekiah,^ Eleanor Bradley,^ 

Francis,^ Francis,^ Francis^), born Dec. 3, 1803 ; married 

CALVERT CRARY, March 12, 1823. He was born Aug. 
II, 1798. (See Crary Record.) 

4. ELEANORS BRADLEY (Francis,^ Francis^), born Feb. 
22, 1708; married 

BENJAMIN SHERWOOD, born Mar. i, 1700-1 ; died 
Jan. 19, 1763. 

9. MABEL* SHERWOOD (Eleanor Bradley,^ Francis,^ Fran- 

cis^), born Dec. 8, 1745; died Oct. 20, 1820; married 
Jan. 17, 1765, 

EBENEZER HILL, born Feb. 26, 1742; died March 27, 
1798. 

7. JOSEPH^ HILL (Mabel Sherwood,* Eleanor Bradley,^ 

Francis," Francis^), born May 3, 1774; died April 19, 
18 16; married in 1799, 

SARAH BANKS, born April 8, 1776; died Sept. 8, 1868. ' 

8. ELIZA*^ HILL (Joseph Hill,^ Mabel Sherwood,* Eleanor 

Bradley,^ Francis,^ Francis^), born Dec. 3, 1803; died 
Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878, 
aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



142 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



BARLOW RECORD 

1. JOHN BARLOW was one of the first settlers of Fairfield. 

He was possessed of a large estate. He died in 1674. 
Joel Barlow, born in 1754, was one of his descendants; 
was a poet, politician and writer ; was also a Chaplain 
in the Revolutionary War. John Barlow's will, dated 
March 28, 1674, mentions his wife, 

ANN , and children : 

i. John. 

ii. Isabella, wife of Peter Clapham. 

2. iii. Ruth, wife of Francis Bradley. 

iv. Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Frost. 
V. Martha, wife of James Beers. 

3. vi. Deborah, wife of John Sturges. 

2. RUTH^ barlow (John^), married 

FRANCIS BRADLEY, who came to Fairfield in 1660. | 

4. FRANCIS^ BRADLEY (Ruth Barlow,^ John ^), born about 1 

1760; died Dec, 1716; married i 

SARAH JACKSON. j 

5. FRANCIS* BRADLEY (Francis,^ Ruth Barlow,^ John^), j 

born 1699; married 17 19, j 

MARY STURGES, daughter of John Sturges. 

6. ELEANORS BRADLEY (Francis," Francis,^ Ruth Barlow,* ! 

John^), born Oct., 1725; died May 29, 1812; married 
1745. 

BENJAMIN BANKS, born Aug. 7, 1703; died Aug. 19, 
1805. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 143 

7. HEZEKIAH^ BANKS (Eleanor Bradley,^ Francis,* Fran- 
cis,^ Ruth Barlow,^ John^), born in 1748; died March 
31, 1812; married Oct. 14, 1772, 

SARAH COUCH, born March 30, 1754; died Feb. 24, 1815. 



8. SARAH^ BANKS (Hezekiah Banks,^' Eleanor Bradley," 

Francis,* Francis,^ Ruth Barlow,- John^), born April 8, 
1776; died Sept. 8, 1868; married in 1799, 

JOSEPH HILL, born May 3, 1774; died April 19, 1816. 

9. ELIZA« HILL (Sarah Banks,^ Hezekiah," Eleanor Bradley," 

Francis,* Francis,^ Ruth Barlow,' John^), born Dec. 3, 
1803; died Oct. 25, 1897; married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878. 

3. DEBORAH^ BARLOW (John^, married 

JOHN STURGES, who settled at Fairfield in 1660 in the 
37th year of his age. 

10. JOHN 3 STURGES (Deborah Barlow,- John^), married 

MARY GOODWIN, daughter of William Goodwin and 
Susannah Woodward. 

5. MARY* STURGES (John,^ Deborah Barlow,^ John^, 

married in 1719 

FRANCES BRADLEY (3). He was born in 1699. 

6. ELEANORS BRADLEY (Mary Sturges,* John,=' Deborah 

Barlow,^ John^), born Oct., 1725; died May 29, 1812; 
married 1745 

BENJAMIN BANKS (3), born Aug. 7, 1703; died Aug. 
19, 1805. 



144 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

7. HEZEKIAH" BANKS (Eleanor Bradley,^ Mary Sturges,* 

John,^ Deborah Barlow,^ John^), born in 1748; died 
March 31, 1812; married Oct. 14, 1772, 

SARAH COUCH, born Mar. 30, 1754; died Feb. 24, 1815. 

8. SARAH^ BANKS (Hezekiah,« Eleanor Bradley,^ Mary 

Sturges,* John,^ Deborah Barlow,^ John^), born April 
8, 1776; died Sept. 8, 1868; married in 1799, 

JOSEPH HILL, born May 3, 1774; died April 19, 1816. 

9. ELIZA« HILL (Sarah Banks,^ Hezekiah,^ Eleanor Brad- 

ley,^ Mary Sturges,* John,^ Deborah Barlow,^ John^), 
born Dec. 3, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; 
married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878, 
aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 






Ancestors of Eliza Hill 145 



STURGES RECORD 

1. JOHN STURGES settled at Fairfield in 1660 in the 37th 

year of his age and purchased Richard Fowles home- 
stead; was made a freeman May 14, 1669; appointed 
selectman the same year, and owned a large estate at 
Fairfield. His will is dated March 4, 1697-8, in which 
he gives to his son Jonathan his homestead, his sword 
and various parcels of land; to son Joseph his fowling- 
piece, long-gun and various parcels of land ; to son 
John his little gun ; to daughter Deborah, wife of James 
Redfield, several parcels of land and his negro woman 
Jenny; to daughter Abigail, wife of Simon Couch, his 
negro boy Jack. He married 

DEBORAH BARLOW, daughter of John and Ann Barlow 
(Puritans). 

Children : 

i. Jonathan. 

ii. Joseph. 

2. iii. John, married Mary Goodwin, 
iv. Deborah, married James Redfield. 

V. Sarah, married Richard Straton. 

3. vi. Abigail, married Simon Couch, 
vii. Thomas. 

2. JOHN^ STURGES (John^), married 

MARY GOODWIN, daughter of William Goodwin and 
Susannah Woodward. 

4. MARY^ STURGES (John,- John^), married 
FRANCES BRADLEY (3). 



146 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 

5. ELEANOR* BRADLEY (Mary Sturges,^ John,- John^), 

born Oct., 1725; died May 29, 1812, aged 87 years; 
married 

BENJAMIN BANKS (3), 1745. (See Banks Record.) 

6. HEZEKIAH^ BANKS (Eleanor Bradley,* Mary Sturges,^ 

John,^ John^), born in Greenfield in 1748; died at 
Easton, Conn., March 31, 1812, aged 64 years; married 
Oct. 14, 1772, 

SARAH COUCH, born March 30, 1754; died Feb. 24, 1815, 
aged 61 years. 

7. SARAH'' BANKS (Hezekiah,^ Eleanor Bradley,* Mary 

Sturges,^ John,^ John^), born April 8, 1776; died Sept. 

8, 1868, aged 92 years; married in 1799, 

JOSEPH HILL, born May 3, 1774; died April 19, 1816, 
aged 42 years. 

8. ELIZA^ HILL (Sarah Banks,'' Hezekiah,^ Eleanor Bradley,* 

Mary Sturges,^ John,^ John^), born Dec. 3, 1803; died 
Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 
1878, aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 

3. ABIGAIL^ STURGES (John^), married 
SIMON COUCH. 

9. THOMAS^ COUCH (Abigail Sturges,^ John^), born June 

9, 1695; married Dec. 7, 1721, 

SARAH ALLEN, daughter of Gideon Allen. 

10. THOMAS* COUCH (Thomas,^ Abigail Sturges,^ John^), 
born Nov. 28, 1725; died Dec. 4, 1764; married Feb. 
26, 1749-50, 

ELIZABETH JESSUP, born Feb. 13, 1728; died Nov. 25, 
1815. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 147 

6. SARAH^ COUCH (Thomas,'' Thomas,^ Abigail Sturges,^ 

John^), born March 30, 1754; died Feb, 24, 1815; mar- 
ried Oct. 14, 1772, 

HEZEKIAH BANKS, born in 1748; died March 31, 1812. 

7. SARAH^ BANKS (Sarah Couch,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ 

Abigail Sturges,^ John^), born April 8, 1776; died Sept. 
8, 1868; married in 1799 

JOSEPH HILL, born May 3, 1774; died April 19, 1816. 

8. ELIZA^ HILL (Sarah Banks,^ Sarah Couch,^ Thomas,* 

Thomas,^ Abigail Sturges,^ John^), born Dec. 3, 1803; 
died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March, 12, 
1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878, 
aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



148 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



ANDREWS RECORD 

1. FRANCIS ANDREWS settled in Hartford in 1639, where 

he married 

ANNE SMITH, daughter of Prof. Giles Smith. He re- 
moved to Fairfield and became one of the Bankside 
farmers. He made his will June 6, 1662, which was 
probated March 5, 1663. 

2. MARY^ ANDREWS (Francis^), married 

SIMON COUCH. 

I 

3. SIMON^ COUCH (Mary Andrews,^ Francis^, married | 

ABIGAIL STURGES, daughter of John Sturges. I 

1 

4. THOMAS* COUCH ( Simon, ^ Mary Andre ws,^ Francis^), j 

born June 9, 1695 ; married Dec. 7, 1721, 

SARAH ALLEN, daughter fo Gideon Allen. , 

I 

5. THOMAS'^ COUCH (Thomas,* Simon,^ Mary Andrews,' | 

Francis^), born Nov. 28, 1725; died Dec. 4, 1764; mar- j 
ried Feb. 26, 1749-50, I 

ELIZABETH JESSUP, born Feb. 13, 1728; died Nov. 25, [ 
181 5 ; daughter of Edward Jessup and Sarah Blackleach. ' 

6. SARAH« COUCH (Thomas,^ Thomas,* Simon,^ Mary An- 

drews,^ Francis^), born March 30, 1754; died Feb. 24, 
1815 ; married Oct. 14, 1772, 

HEZEKIAH BANKS, born in 1748; died March 31, 1812. 

7. SARAH^ BANKS (Sarah Couch,« Thomas,^ Thomas,* 

Simon,^ Mary Andrews,- Francis^), born April 8, 1776; 
died Sept. 8, 1868; married in 1799 

JOSEPFI HILL, born May 3, 1774; died April 19, 1816. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill 149 

8. ELIZA« HILL (Sarah Banks/ Sarah Couch,« Thomas," 
Thomas,* Simon,^ Mary Andrews,^ Francis^), born Dec. 
3, 1803; died Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married 
March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878, 
aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



1 50 Ancestors of Eliza Hill 



COUCH RECORD 

1. SIMON COUCH was made a freeman of Fairfield Oct. 13, 

1664. He married 

MARY ANDREWS, daughter of Francis Andrews of Bank- 
side. He with John Andrews purchased of the heirs of 
his father-in-law most of their interest in their father's 
estate. He purchased of his mother-in-law, Anna An- 
drews, March 6, 1663, all her interest in the housing 
and lands of her deceased husband. He became a large 
land-holder in Green's Farms. For several years he with 
John Andrews carried on a law-suit against the town 
of Fairfield to recover lands, claimed by right of pur- 
chase from the Indians, before Bankside was made a 
part of the town of Fairfield. He made his will Dec. 
22, 1687. He was buried in land belonging to him at 
Frost Point looknig out upon the sound. This had been 
set apart as a family burial place, and was long known 
as the Couch Burial Hill. This spot could be pointed out 
until within the last few years (1889). 

2. SIMON- COUCH (SimonO, married 

ABIGAIL STURGES, daughter of John Sturges. He was 
a prominent man in Green's Farms, and active in its 
political, church and school interests. He continued the 
claim of his father and the other Bankside farmers to 
the land which the town of Fairfield agreed June 29, 
1666, to allow them, when they consented to become a 
part of the township. He died early in 1713. His will 
of March 2, 1712-13 was probated the 7th of April fol- 
lowing. To his wife Abigail he gave 1/3 of his housing 
and movable estate, his negro man Jack and negro girl 
Jenne. To his slave Anthony he gave 30 acres at the 
upper end of his 200 acres, provided he served his mis- 
tress until of age. 



Ancestors of Eliza Hill i 5 1 

3. THOMAS^ COUCH (Simon,^ Simon^, born June 9, 1695; 

settled at Green's Farms and married Dec. 7, 1721 

SARAH ALLEN, daughter of Gideon Allen. In his will 
of Dec. 6, 1735, he gave his estate to his wife Sarah and 
daughters, Sarah and Ann, and to his wife his slave 
Jenny ; to his son Thomas his negro boy Frank, and all 
his estate lying in Fairfield, except his bridge-hill-lot, 
his negro boy Ouass, etc. 

4. THOMAS* COUCH (Thomas,=^ Simon,^ Simon^, born 

Nov. 28, 1725; died Dec. 4, 1764; married Feb. 26, 
1749-50, 

ELIZABETH JESSUP, born Feb. 13, 1728; died Nov. 25, 
1815 ; daughter of Edward Jessup and Sarah Blackleach. 

5. SARAHS COUCH (Thomas,* Thomas,^ Simon,^ Simon^), 

born March 30, 1754; died Feb. 24, 1815, aged 61 years; 
married 

HEZEKIAH BANKS, Oct. 14, 1772. He was born in 
Greenfield, Conn., in 1748; died at Easton, Conn., March 
31, 1812, aged 64 years. 

6. SARAH« BANKS (Sarah Couch,^ Thomas,* Thomas,^ 

Simon,^ Simon^), born April 8, 1776 at Weston, Fair- 
field Co., Conn., died Sept. 8, 1868, aged 93 years; 
married 

JOSEPH HILL, 1799. He was born May 3, 1774. 

7. ELIZA^ HILL (Sarah Banks,*' Sarah Couch,^ Thomas,* 

Thomas,^ Simon,'^ Simon^), born Dec. 3, 1803; died 
Oct. 25, 1897, aged 94 years; married March 12, 1823, 

CALVERT CRARY, born Aug. 11, 1798; died June i, 1878, 
aged 80 years. (See Crary Record.) 



PART III 



DESCENDANTS 

OF 

CALVERT CRARY 

AND HIS WIFE 

ELIZA HILL 

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ELIZA HILL CRARY was ninety years of age on Dec. i, 1893. 
The anniversary was celebrated at the home of Mrs. Sarah 
C. Fisk, at Hancock, N. Y. 

Her children present were: 

Mr. and Mrs. Horace H. Crary, 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mason Crary, 
Mrs. Mary Ann Young, 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crary, 
Mr. Denison Crary, 
Mr. and Mrs. George Crary, 
Mr. Jerry Crary, 
Mrs. Sarah C. Fisk. 

Absent : 

Mr. J. Newton Young, 
Mrs. Denison Crary, 
Mrs. Jerry Crary. 

Grandchildren present were : 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Young, 

Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Crary, 

Calvert, Grace A. and Mary E. Crary, 

Charlotte Young, 

Mrs. Laverne C. Davidge, 

T. Delos Crary, 

Mrs. Ella C. Nichols, 

Horace A., Miner D., Clare J. and Marion Crary, 

Ralph M. and Dencie Fisk. 

Great grandchildren present were : 

Louise and Polly Young, 
Thomas Davidge. 

A photograph taken at this anniversary is reproduced on 
the preceding page. 



Descendants of 
CALVERT CRARY 

AND HIS WIFE 

ELIZA HILL 



The records of the Crary and Hill families show some 
interesting data regarding the ages of many of our ancestors. 
The wedded life of Thomas Crary, who was born in 1744, and 
Mehitabel Mason Crary extended over a period of sixty years. 
The wedded life of his son, Judge Thomas Crary, and Polly 
Holmes Crary extended over a period of nearly fifty-four years. 
The married life of the son of Judge Thomas Crary, Calvert 
Crary, and his wife, Eliza Hill Crary, lasted over fifty-five years. 
Mason Crary and Ann Hill Crary celebrated their Golden Wed- 
ding while he was living. Thomas Crary and his wife have 
lived together over fifty years. 

Of the Hill family, Eliza Hill Crary was the eldest of five 
sisters and died at the age of 94 years. Esther Hill Young died 
at the age of nearly 88 years. Another sister, Sarah Hill Morton, 
died at the age of 96 years. Arretta Hill Staples was 94 years of 
age when she died. Paulina Hill Clements, the youngest sister, 
died at the age of 90 years. This was an average for the five 
sisters of 92 years. Benjamin Hill, a brother, died at the age of 
']y years ; Joseph 79 ; Sherwood 48. 

The mother of Eliza Hill Crary, Sarah Banks, lived to be 
93 years old. Hezekiah, father of Sarah Banks, died at the age 
of 64. Benjamin Banks, grandfather of Sarah Banks, lived to 
be 102 years old. He had one daughter, Molly Ogden, who died 
at the age of 102. 

The married life of a sister of Eliza Hill, Arretta, who 
married Alonzo Staples, was 67 years. 



158 Descendants of Cal\'^rt Crary 

The cousins of Eliza Hill Crary, children of John Staples 
and Patty Banks Staples, lived to the following ages: 

Deborah Staples Silliman, aged 108 years 

Horace Staples, " 95 

Sydney Staples, over 90 

. Alonzo Staples, " 94 " 

Edward Staples, " 52 " 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 



159 



CALVERT CRARY was born at Chenango Forks, Chenango Co., 
N. Y., in 1798. He was the son of Thomas Crary and 
Polly Holmes Crary, who came to Liberty in 1800. He 
resided on the farm two miles east of Liberty which was 
settled by his father. When first married they resided in 
a small house near his father's. In 1835 he built a new 
home about 2,000 feet from his father's, using part of the 
old store for the new house. This house is still standing, 
in 1916, although it has had many additions. At the time 
the family moved into the new house Mason, his second son, 
elected to remain with his grandparents, making his home 
with them thereafter. Mr. Crary was a prosperous farmer 
and dealt largely in horses, cattle and sheep. It was his 
custom in the fall of each year to go into the neighboring 
counties and buy young cattle. These he would keep until 
they became oxen and cows, when he would break the oxen to 
the yoke, and it was very seldom that he did not have a few 
yoke of well broken oxen which he could sell to his neigh- 
bors. The fall of each year found his barns well stocked 
with hay and grain to feed the cattle, and his cellar contained 
plenty of corned-beef, pork, apples and vegetables, it being 
his custom to kill hogs and beef in the fall of each year. He 
was a strong, healthy man of large proportions and was 
seldom ill. In 1877 at a reunion of his sons and daughters 
held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. N. Young, at 
Parksville, N. Y., at which all of his sons were present, 
the height and weight of himself and his six sons were as 
follows : 



Calvert 6 feet 



Horace 6 feet 

Mason 5 feet 

Thomas 6 feet 

Denison 6 feet 

George 6 feet 

Jerry 6 feet 

a total of 42 feet 7 in., and 
average of 6 feet i in., and 



4 m. 
II in. 

1 in. 

2 in. 
I in. 



weight 235 pounds 
268 
200 
164 
164 
170 
200 



aged 53 years 



aged 35 years 



1,401 pounds, or an 
200 pounds each. 



i6o Descendants of Calvert Crary 

He married in 1823 

ELIZA HILL, who was born in 1803 at Greenfield Hill, Conn. 
She was a daughter of Joseph Hill and Sarah Banks Hill, 
who came to Liberty when she was about four years of age. 
When she was thirteen years of age her father died and she 
with her mother had the care of her younger brothers and 
sisters. She received much of her education at Fairfield, 
where she went to school in addition to the education she 
received in the common schools at home. She was a very 
active, energetic woman and in the early years of her life 
she would card, spin and weave wool into cloth, weave car- 
pets, and do other work of that nature. She would spin 
and weave flax, making the thread into cloth, etc. In later 
years she had poor health for a long time and gradually lost 
her eyesight. In 1865 she became entirely blind. Her mar- 
ried life extended over a period of fifty-five years. She 
survived her husband nineteen years. Mr. Crary died in 
the 80th year of his age, his illness being pneumonia and 
was of short duration. 

Mrs. Crary resided with her son George a short time 
after the death of her husband, when she went to live with 
her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Fisk, at Hancock, N. Y. Later 
they moved to Liberty, N. Y. Mrs. Fisk was her constant 
companion and guide during her blindness. In spite of her 
afflictions she continued knitting for many years to occupy 
her spare time, knitting socks, etc. She saw seven genera- 
tions in her lifetime, as she very well remembered her great 
grandmother and had several great-grandchildren before her 
death. Her lineal descendants at the time of her death were 
eight children, thirty-one grandchildren and twelve great- 
grandchildren. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Sarah Fisk, at Liberty, N. Y., in 1897, aged 94 years. The 
funeral of Mrs. Crary was held at the home of Mrs. Fisk, 
Liberty, N. Y., and the bearers were her grandsons, Thomas 
B. Crary, Roscoe Crary, Miner Crary, Calvert Crary, Preston 
Crary and Will Crary. Mr. and Mrs. Crary were buried in 
the cemetery at Liberty, N. Y. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 



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CRARY RECORD 



6. CALVERT^ CRARY (Thomas,^ Thomas,'' Nathan,^ Peter,^ 
Peter^), born at Chenango Forks, Chenango Co., N. Y., 
Aug. II, 1798; died at Liberty, SulHvan Co., N. Y., 
June I, 1878, aged 80 years; married at Liberty, N. Y., 
March 12, 1823 

10, ELIZA HILL, born in Greenfield Hill, Fairfield Co., Conn., 
Dec. I, 1803; died at Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y., Oct. 
25, 1897, aged 94 years. (See Hill Record.) 

Children : 

8, i, Horace Holmes, born at Liberty, N. Y., Aug. 

29, 1824. 

ii. Mary, born at Liberty, N. Y., July 21, 1826; 
died in 1829, aged 3 years. 

9. iii. Joseph Mason, born at Liberty, N. Y., Dec. 

31, 1828. 

10. iv. Mary Ann, born at Liberty, N. Y., June 30, 

1831. 

11. V. Thomas, born at Liberty, N. Y., June 22, 

1834. 

12. vi. Denison, born at Liberty, N. Y., Oct. 12, 

1836. 

13. vii. George, born at Liberty, N. Y., Oct. 29, 

1839- 

14. viii. Jerry, born at Liberty, N. Y., June 14, 1842. 

15. ix. Sarah Esther, born at Liberty, N. Y., April 

24, 1845. 



1 62 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

HORACE HOLMES CRARY was born in 1824 in the 
house built by his grandfather, Judge Thomas* Crary, 
on the farm two miles east of Liberty Village. He was 
the eldest son of Calvert Crary and Eliza Hill. His 
early opportunities were not great, as schools were not 
plentiful in those days. Liberty was a thriving village; 
Monticello, the County Seat, twelve miles distant. New- 
burgh, fifty miles away, was the nearest point of any 
importance. Game was quite abundant in those days 
and much of his time was occupied in catching foxes 
and rabbits and sending the game to the New York 
market. He would also buy poultry and other game, 
which he disposed of in the same manner. In the sum- 
mer time he varied working on the farm with cattle 
droving, speculating and selling goods by auction at the 
General Trainings, which were held each year at that 
time. This continued until 1846, when the General 
Trainings ceased. He was associated with John Davidge 
in the butchering business in Liberty for some little time. 
1 846- 1 850 He was engaged in the butchering business 
and in droving, buying and selling cattle, horses and 
sheep. 

1850 He was elected supervisor of the town of Liberty 
and performed the duties of the ofiice for one year. In 
that year he went to Hancock, and together with Edson 
Gregory, John Davidge, Alva Gregory and L. H. Allison, 
under the firm name of Allison, Gregory & Company, 
built a tannery on Sands Creek, which was afterwards 
known as the Allisonville tannery. Soon after the com- 
mencement of the enterprise Edson Gregory died, Alva 
Gregory sold out, and the firm name was changed to 
Allison, Davidge & Co. 

1856 John Davidge sold his interest in the firm to 
Walter Horton, and the firm name was changed to Alli- 
son, Crary & Co., Mr. Horton being junior member of 
the firm. Mr. Davidge went to Lake Como, in Wayne 
Co., Pa., and together with the firm of Allison, Crary & 
Company, built a tannery there, one-half of which was 
owned by the Allisonville firm. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 163 

1857 In 1857 came the panic. Although they had a 
hard time of it, the various firms came through this 
panic all right. 

1862 In 1862, the month of May, just at the beginning 
of the war, when the business of the country was any- 
thing but bright, the tannery with a large stock of 
leather and bark caught from a woods fire and was 
totally destroyed, the insurance covering only about one- 
third of the loss. But the insurance money was paid, 
the leather in the vats had been uninjured, and with 
some assistance from the firm of Bullard & Company, 
New York, with whom they were doing business, they 
were enabled to go on. The advance in prices during 
the war carried them on to a financial success. About 
this time L. H. Allison became incapacitated for doing 
business by reason of an attack of some nervous dis- 
ease of which he died shortly afterwards. 
1864 Mr. Walter Horton sold his interest in the firm 
to George H. Allison, and the firm name was changed to 
Allison & Crary. Walter Horton, with his uncle, Webb 
Horton, located in Sheffield, Warren Co., Pa., where 
they purchased several thousand acres of real estate 
in Warren, Forest and McKean Counties. 

1866 Mr. Crary purchased a one-third interest in these 
lands, and in November, 1866 the firm of Horton, Crary 
& Co., was organized to do business at Sheffield, War- 
ren County, Pa. 

1867 They built the Sheffield tannery. This venture 
proved the beginning of a very extensive and successful 
business. Mr. Crary 's youngest brother, Jerry, who had 
been in the army and been wounded at the battle of 
Resaca, Georgia, in 1864, was soon afterwards admitted 
into the partnership of the firm of Horton, Crary & Co. 
The firm at this time consisted of Webb Horton, H. H. 
Crary, Walter Horton, William McNair and Jerry 
Crary. 

1870 Horton, Crary & Co., bought a one-half interest 
in a sole leather tannery built at Sheffield by J. F. 
Schoellkopf, of Bufifalo, N. Y., and formed a partnership 



1 64 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

with him under the firm name of Schoellkopf, McNair 
&Co. 

1875 The name of this firm was changed to Schoell- 
kopf, Horton & Co., upon the death of Mr. William 
McNair. Soon after this Mr. John McNair and Mr. 
C. W. Radeker in connection with the firm of Horton, 
Crary & Co., purchased a tract of pine lands, known as 
the I. V. Stone property, east of Sheffield, and erected 
a sawmill to manufacture pine lumber, and a few years 
later added a tannery to this business. The firm was 
called John McNair & Company, John McNair and Mr. 
Radeker owning one-half, and Horton, Crary & Co., 
the other half. These tanneries were named respec- 
tively: Sheffield Tannery, Horton Tannery and Tion- 
esta Tannery. The firms of Horton, Crary & Co. and 
Schoellkopf, Horton & Co. purchased the tannery at 
Brookston, it being called the Forest Tannery. In 
1875 William McNair died and his interest was pur- 
chased by George Horton, Isaac Horton, and George 
Dickinson. 

1880 At this time the construction of the Tionesta 
Valley Railway was begun, which was later extended 
into Forest and Elk Counties. 

1886 Mr. Dickinson sold his interests to James H. 
Horton and Lane B. Schofield. 

1875 H. H. Crary, William H. Garrett, James Horton 
and Edson Davidge, under the firm name of Crary, 
Garrett, Horton & Co., built a tannery at Westfield, 
Tioga County, Pa. William H. Garrett died in No- 
vember, 1876. The firm name was then changed to 
H. H. Crary & Co., Walter Horton, of Sheffield, Pa., 
taking an interest. 

1881 The firm of H. H. Crary & Co., associated with 
W. G. Garrett and L. R. Johnson, built a tannery at 
Harrison Valley, Pa., the firm taking the name of 
Walter Horton & Co. Shortly afterwards these two 
firms, with Horton, Crary & Co., Sheffield, started a 
leather house at 107 South Street, Boston, to sell the 
leather from the different tanneries. 



AND His Wife^ Eliza Hill 165 

1883 The firm of Horton, Crary & Co., purchased a 
half interest in the tannery at Arroyo, Pa., of Perry R. 
Smith, C. H. Smith and Flavins C. Smith. The firm 
was known as G. & I. Horton & Co. The tannery was 
styled the G. & I. Tannery. 

1888 Mr. Crary, in connection with Walter Horton, 
James Horton, Walter G. Garrett, (X G. Davidge and 
L. R. Johnson, purchased a tannery at Salamanca, N. Y., 
and organized under the firm name of James Horton 
& Co. 

1875 W. W. Hague, of Tidioute, Pa., leased some of 
the land of John McNair & Co., at Sheffield, and drilled 
a well for oil, which proved to be a large gas well. 
Subsequently the owners procured a charter and incor- 
porated as the Sheffield Gas Company, piping the gas 
to Sheffield, where it was used for fuel and light. This 
was about the first time that natural gas was used for 
this purpose, the business having since reached enor- 
mous proportions. 

1880 J. A. Magee, of Warren, Pa., in connection with 
Walter Horton, Charles Sigel and Jerry Crary, drilled 
a well on the Donaldson farm, which was the first pro- 
ducing oil well in that vicinity. This opened up for their 
future oil developments the lands of Horton, Crary & 
Co., in which Mr. H. H. Crary was interested. 
1873 Mr. Crary, with his brother Denison Crary and 
Amos L. Hall, built the Hancock Mills, near Hancock, 
N. Y., under the name of Crary, Hall & Co. Hall sold 
out to the other partners and the firm then became 
Denison Crary & Co. In 1881 Denison Crary sold out 
to Denison Fisk, his brother-in-law, and the firm was 
changed to Fisk & Crary. 

1893 The firm at AUisonville was changed at various 
times, but Mr. H. H. Crary retained an interest in all 
of his tannery ventures until they were sold to the 
United States Leather Company in 1893. 

1876 From various causes Mr. Crary's eyes became 
affected and his physicians advised him to give up 
business. 



i66 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

1877-1878 The winter of 1877 and 1878 was spent 
in Florida. In May, 1878, he, together with his wife and 
daughter Emma, sailed for Europe, where they spent 
a considerable part of the year. July 4th, 1878, was spent 
in Interlaken. At Mr. Crary 's suggestion the Stars and 
Stripes were hoisted above all other flags and during 
that anniversary day floated above them all. 
1879 He made a trip to California, and after that time 
became quite a traveller, 

1885 Up to this time he resided at his home in Alli- 
sonville, N. Y., in the house which he built when he first 
came there. In 1885 he moved to Binghamton, N. Y., 
where he resided until his death, and although, on ac- 
count of his eyesight he could not give close attention 
to his business, his counsel and advice were always 
sought and followed. 

1892 Mr. Crary was associated with nine tanning firms 
and the milling firm at Hancock. The output of the 
combined tannery interests was about four thousand 
sides of sole leather daily, requiring two thousand hides 
and using about 100,000 cords of bark per year. 

1888 The firm of Horton, Crary & Co., had acquired 
a very large export trade, which in 1888, to Europe 
alone, comprised 24^% of all the leather which went 
out of the port of New York. 

1893 In the spring of 1893 a combination was made 
of a majority of the sole leather interests in the United 
States and all of the tanneries in which Mr. Crary was 
interested were sold to the United States Leather Com- 
pany. 

During his business life Mr. Crary was associated 
with over twenty-five partners, none of whom ever be- 
came seriously embarrassed or failed to pay his debts. 
A large number of them were young men whose early 
business training was under his direct influence. 
1893 After the sale of the tanneries in which Mr. Crary 
was interested, to the United States Leather Company, 
his business was principally of a corporate character, 
his holdings consisting of stocks and bonds of different 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 167 

corporations, the business being managed by the officers 
and directors of the various companies. 
1897 Mr. Crary, with the other members of the firm 
of Horton, Crary & Co., sold the oil and gas interests 
and some of the real estate at Sheffield, which had been 
reserved when the tanneries were sold to the United 
States Leather Company. Mr. Jerry Crary purchased 
these interests which had been reserved and were owned 
by the firm of Horton, Crary & Co. 

The latter part of 1897 Mr. Crary became ill with 
Bright's Disease, from which disease he died in June, 
1898. 

Mr. Crary was married in 1853 at Liberty, N. Y., 
in a house standing at the base of Walnut Mountain, to 

POLLY BURR, daughter of Bradley Burr and Polly Sher- 
wood Burr, who were both descended from the early 
settlers of the town of Liberty. Mrs. Crary was a tall, 
graceful woman of strong character. Much of the 
success of Mr. Crary's business career may be attributed 
to her influence and assistance. She was very liberal 
and gave generously to religious and philanthropic 
causes. They were both members of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church and their influence and financial as- 
sistance have been widely felt in church interests and 
charities. After his death she continued to reside in the 
home. While visiting her daughter Mary at Denver, 
Colorado, she became ill and died in the hospital at that 
place in 1899. 

Mr. and Mrs. Crary were buried in Floral Park 
Cemetery at Binghamton, N. Y, 

HORACE H.^ CRARY (Calvert,« Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., Aug. 29, 
1824; died at Binghamton, N. Y., June 10, 1898, 
aged 74 years; married at Liberty, Sullivan County, 
N. Y., Oct. 3, 1853, 

POLLY BURR, born at Liberty, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1833 ; died 
at Denver, Colorado, July 7, 1899, aged 66 years. 



1 68 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

Children : 






e 



19. i. Emma, born at Hancock, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1859. ■* 

20. ii. Grace Allison, born at Hancock, N. Y., Jan. 

3, 1865. 

21. iii. Thomas Burr, born at Hancock, N. Y., Sept. 

26, 1866. 

22. iv. Calvert, born at Hancock, N. Y., April 3, 

1868. 

23. V. Mary Eliza, born at Binghamton, N. Y,, , 

Aug. 2, 1876. 



JAMES CHANDLER YOUNG was the son of William 
H. Young and Louisa Kimball. William H. Young 
was a son of Joseph Young and a brother of John New- 
ton Young. Chandler resided in Liberty during his 
life. He was engaged in the mercantile business, in 
farming and in buying and selling cattle. Was Presi- 
dent of the Sullivan County National Bank, of Liberty, 
which he was instrumental in organizing. He resided 
at the time of his death in the former home of Dr. John 
D. Watkins, whose wife was a sister of his father. He 
was a very active, energetic, successful business man. 
He was ill with Bright's disease, which was the cause 
of his death. He was married in 1881 to 

EMMA CRARY, the eldest daughter of Horace H. and 
Polly Burr Crary. Mrs. Young, like her mother, was 
greatly interested in church and charitable work and 
was a leader in all benevolent enterprises in her com- 
munity. She survived her husband about a year and 
a half. They were buried in the Cemetery at Liberty, 
N. Y. 

19. EMMA« CRARY (Horace H.,^ Calvert,« Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan/ Peter,^ Peter'), born at Hancock, N. Y., Sept. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 169 

4, 1859; died at a Hospital in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 
26, 1916, aged 57 years; married Sept. 7, 1881, 

JAMES CHANDLER YOUNG, born at Liberty, N. Y., 
Dec. I, 1855 ; died at Liberty, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1914, aged 
59 years. 

Children : 

i. Louise Kimball, born at Liberty, N. Y., 
July 4, 1882. 

24. ii. Polly Burr, born at Liberty, N. Y., Feb. 
19, 1886. 



24. POLLY BURR« YOUNG (Emma Crary,« Horace H.,^ 
Calvert," Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,- Peter^), 
born at Liberty, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1886; married at Liberty, 
N. Y., June 17, 1915, 

OTTO EUGENE KELLER, born at New York City, June 
II, 1885. 

Children : 

i. Mary Louise, born at Liberty, N. Y., June 
3. 1916. 



20. GRACE ALLISON^ CRARY (Horace H.,^ Calvert," 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at 
Hancock, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1865; married at Binghamton, 
N. Y., April 26, 1894, 

FRED H. HASKINS, born at New Britain, Conn., April i, 
1859- 

Children : 

i. Horace Henry, born at Binghamton, N. Y., 
Oct. 4, 1895. 



170 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

ii. Lucy Cowles, born at Binghamton, N. Y., 
March 21, 1897; died Jan. 16, 1904, aged 
7 years. 

iii. Polly Burr, born at Binghamton, N. Y., 
March 24, 1898. 

iv. Dorothy Grace, born at Binghamton, N. Y., 
April 15, 1901 ; died Dec. 8, 1903, aged 
2 years. 

V. Grace Emily, born at Binghamton, N. Y., 
Oct. 25, 1903. 



21. THOMAS BURR« CRARY (Horace H.,^ Calvert,' 
Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at 
Hancock, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1866 ; married at Binghamton, 
N. Y., Sept. 27, 1893, 

LOUISE SUTPHEN BRINTNALL, born at Somerville, 
N. J., Oct. 12, 1868. 

Children : 

i. Mary Laverne, born June 2.1, 1894; died at 
Binghamton, N. Y., April 25, 1900, aged 
6 years. 

ii. GiFFORD Brintnall, born Feb. 28, 1897 at 
Binghamton, N. Y. 

iii. Louise, born May 20, 1900, at Binghamton, 
N. Y. 



22. CALVERT^ CRARY (Horace H.,^ Calvert,*^ Thomas,'* 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Hancock, 
N. Y., April 3, 1868; married at Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 
16, 1894, 

RUTH HORTON, born at Hancock, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1872. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 171 

Children : 

i. Horace Horton, born at Newtonville, Mass., 
Jan. I, 1895 ; died in Goshen, N. Y., May 
18, 1895. 

ii. Ruth, born at Newtonville, Mass., May 6, 
1904. 



23. MARY ELIZA« CRARY (Horace H.,^ Calvert,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Hancock, 
N. Y., Aug. 2, 1876; married at Binghamton, N. Y., 
Jan. 4, 1899, 

HAROLD WIELIS MOORE, born at Elizabeth, N. J., 
Jan. 6, 1873. 

Children : 

i. Ruth McDonald, born at Englewood, N. J., 
April 10, 1900. 

ii. John Crary, born at Denver, Col., Feb. 11, 
1902. 

iii. Mary Virginia, born at Denver, Col., Feb. 
9, 1904 ; died Sept. 6, 1904. 

iv. Harold Wielis, Jr., born at Denver, Col., 
April 28, 1906; died May 29, 1906. 

V. Thomas Edgar, born at Denver, Col., May 1 1, 
1908. 

vi. Mary Louise, born at Brush, Col., July 25, 
1910. 



172 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

JOSEPH MASON CRARY was born in 1828, two miles 
east of the village of Liberty, on the Crary farm, which 
was settled by his grandfather in 1800. When the new 
house was built in 1835 Mason elected to remain with 
his grandparents and made his home with them there- 
after. He taught school and at one time was principal 
of the Academy in the village of Monticello. He had 
an inventive mind and manufactured tooth powder, 
toothache remedy and other compounds, which he sold 
successfully about the country. After his marriage, in 
1855, he erected a tannery a mile southeast of Liberty 
and named the place Dowtenville. This was in the early 
history of tanning, the plant was small and he was not 
very successful as a tanner and therefore gave up the 
business. For a long time afterwards he was a travel- 
ing salesman, selling Dr. Tobias' Venetian Liniment, and 
in later years was a partner with C. C. Jadwin of Hones- 
dale, Pa., in the manufacture and sale of Jadwin's Sub- 
duing Liniment. For a number of years he resided at 
Hackensack, N. J., and was engaged in selling the lini- 
ment at wholesale through the states of New York, New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. He removed from Hacken- 
sack to Jersey City, where he lived until his death. 
While at Jersey City he invented the Crary Typewriter 
for writing upon books or flat surfaces, the machine 
moving instead of the paper. This he sold to T. B. 
Garvin & Co., New York. He was ill for sometime be- 
fore his death and died of pneumonia. He married 

ANN B. HILL, daughter of Sherwood Hill and Betsey 
Buckley. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary a few months before his death. Mrs. Crary sur- 
vived her husband eleven years. She died of pneu- 
monia, aged 81, at the home of her friend, Mrs. Dr. 
Norberry, at Ellenville, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Crary 
were buried in the cemetery at Liberty, N. Y. 

9. JOSEPH MASON^ CRARY (Calvert,« Thomas," Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,- Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., Dec. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 173 

31, 1828; died at Jersey City, N. J., June 29, 1905, aged 
'jy years ; married at Liberty, N. Y., April 25, 1855, 

ANN B. HILL, born at Liberty, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1835 died 
at Pine Bush, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1916, aged 81 years. 

Children : 
25. i. Ida, born at Liberty, N. Y., March 4, 1856. 

ii. Edna, born at Liberty, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1870. 
iii. GussiE, born at Liberty, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1872. 



25. IDA« CRARY (J. Mason,^ Calvert," Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., March 
4, 1856; married at Hackensack, N. J., Dec. 29, 1880, 

ROBERT WHITE, JR., born at Washington, D. C, June 
26, 1854; died in Washington, D. C, Dec. 14, 1896, 
aged 42 years. 

Children : 

i. Mason Ray, born Sept. 24, 1881, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; died in infancy. 

ii. Daisy, born March 13, 1883, at Hackensack, 
N, J., died in infancy. 

26. iii. Ida Seymour, born April 22, 1885, at Winter 

Park, Fla. 

27. iv. Roberta Gertrude, born April 24, 1888, at 

Winter Park, Fla. 

28. V. Ethel, born Dec. 19, 1889, at Winter Park, 

Fla. 

vi. Mason Crary, born Oct. 20, 1895, at Hacken- 
sack, N. J., died April 21, 1896, aged 6 
months. 



174 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

26. IDA SEYMOURS WHITE (Ida Crary,« J. Mason/ Cal- 
vert," Thomas.^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), 
born at Winter Park, Fla., April 22, 1885 ; married at 
Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 3, 1908, 

JOHN R. TULLOCH, born in Haddington, Scotland, May 
3. 1880. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Reid, born in New York City, 

Sept. 14, 1909. 
ii. Laverne Crary, born at Larchmont Park, 

N. Y., Feb. 28, 1913. 



27. ROBERTA GERTRUDE^ WHITE (Ida Crary,« J. Mason,^ 
Calvert.** Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), 
born at Winter Park, Fla., April 24, 1888; married at 
Pine Bush, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1910, 

WILLIAM FERDINAND WORMS, born at New York 
City, Dec. 31, 1886. 

Children : 

i. Robert White, born at Jersey City, N. J., 

Sept. 30, 191 1, 
ii. William Marcus, born at Roselle Park, N. 
J., Aug. 9, 1914. 



28. ETHEL^ WHITE (Ida Crary,« J. Mason,^ Calvert," 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at 
Winter Park, Fla., Dec. 19, 1889, married Sept. 5, 1912, 
at Jersey City, N. J., 

GEORGE R. KIMPELL, born at Mystic, Conn., July 4, 
1888. 

Children : 
i. Claire Crary, born at Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 9, 
1913- 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 175 

JOHN NEWTON YOUNG was the son of Joseph Young 
and Sally Buckley. He was born between Liberty and 
Parksville on the farm which was owned by his father, 
it being a part of the land originally purchased by his 
grandfather. His father, Joseph Young, was born in 
New London County, Conn., in 1789, and came to 
Liberty with his father, Robert Young, when sixteen 
years of age. Joseph was always a resident of the town 
of Liberty after that time. Robert Young purchased 
the land which is now owned by Rufus Young, and also 
the land adjoining on the north, afterwards settled by 
Joseph Young. The pass between Liberty and Parks- 
ville has always been known as Young's Gap. Joseph 
Young was a very prominent man in the town of Lib- 
erty ; was Justice of the Peace for many years, and 
Supervisor of the town eight times. He was quite 
wealthy and at one time paid more taxes than any other 
man in the town. He married Sally Buckley, who was 
a daughter of Luther Buckley and Lucinda Baldwin 
Buckley. Luther Buckley was born at Newton, Conn., 
in 1767. Lucinda Baldwin was born at Newton, Conn., 
in 1769, The children of Joseph Young were Colonel 
Edward, John Newton, William H., Mrs. John D. Wat- 
kins. William H. Young was the father of Chandler 
Young, who married Emma Crary. John Newton 
Young married in 1857 

MARY ANN CRARY. They resided after their marriage 
for some time on the farm between Liberty and Parks- 
ville, formerly owned by his father. Carrie, their oldest 
daughter, was born in this farmhouse. Later they 
removed to Parksville, where he owned and operated a 
tannery. He was also engaged in the mercantile busi- 
ness at Parksville with Thomas Crary, the firm being 
known as Crary and Young. Later he closed down the 
tannery at Parksville and owned one at Rockland, which 
he operated for some time. He resided in Parksville 
until his death, which occurred at the residence of his 
son-in-law, Mr. James H. Horton, Warren, Pa., in 



176 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

1898. Mary Ann Crary was born on the Crary farm, 
east of Liberty. She taught school for several years in 
her home district and her younger brothers and sisters 
attended her school. Her mother, Mrs. Eliza Hill Crary, 
was in ill health for many years during Mary Ann's 
girlhood, and Mary Ann had charge of the household 
affairs much of the time during her mother's illness. 
After her marriage she lived on the Young farm and at 
Parksville until her husband's death. She survived her 
husband thirteen years, living with her daughter, Mrs. 
James H. Horton, at Warren, Pa., until the time of her 
death. She was sick about five months. The funeral 
was held at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Sarah 
Fisk, at Liberty, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Young were 
buried in the cemetery at Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y. 

ISABELLE YOUNG, daughter of John Newton Young and 
Mary Ann Crary, wife of John H. Hull, St. Paul, Minn., 
resided at Louisville, Ky., for a few years, and later at 
St. Paul, Minn. She died in 1908 at the home of her 
sister, Mrs. Carrie Horton, Warren, Pa., and was buried 
In Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Pa. 

10. MARY ANN^ CRARY (Calvert,'' Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,- Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., June 
30, 1831 ; died at Warren, Warren Co., Pa., Aug. 10, 
1913, aged 82 years; married at Liberty, Sullivan Co., 
N. Y., Oct. 6, 1857, 

JOHN NEWTON YOUNG, born at Liberty, N. Y., April 
2, 1828; died at Warren, Pa., Dec. 28, 1898, aged 70 
years. 

Children : 

29. i. Carrie, born at Parksville, Sullivan Co., 

N. Y., July 22, 1858. 

30. ii. Isabel, born at Parksville, N. Y., July 3, 1867. 
iii. Joseph, born at Parksville, N. Y., Feb. 21, 

1869; died at the age of 3>^ years. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 177 

iv. Charlotte, born at Parksville, N. Y., Sept. 
7, 1873. 



JAMES HOLIDAY HORTON was born at Liberty Falls, 
N. Y., Dec. II, 1859. He was the son of Ovid Horton 
and Catherine Holiday Horton. Ovid Horton was a 
descendant of Barnabas Horton, his father being Isaac 
Horton and his mother Prudence Knapp. Ovid Horton 
was a brother of Webb Horton and Homer Horton, 
father of Walter and Isaac Horton, Jr. The great 
grandfather of his mother, Catherine Holiday, was 
Alexander McCoy, who served as a bombardier in the 
Artillery in the Revolutionary War. James H. Horton 
married, in 1884, 

CARRIE YOUNG, daughter of John Newton Young and 
Mary Ann Crary Young, of Parksville, N. Y. About 
1878 he went to Sheffield, Pa., to live and was the head 
accountant of the firm of Horton, Crary & Co., becoming 
a member of the firm several years later by the retire- 
ment of George Dickinson, a part of whose interest he 
purchased. About 1897 he removed with his family to 
Warren, Pa., where he resided until the time of his 
death. His death was caused by acute meningitis at the 
age of forty. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, 
Warren, Pa. 

29. CARRIE^ YOUNG (Mary Ann Crary,^ Calvert,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Parksville, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y., July 22, 1858; married Oct. 13, 
1884, 

JAMES H. HORTON, born Dec. 11, 1859; died July 26, 
1899, aged 40 years. 

Children : 
31. i. La VERNE, born at Sheffield, Pa., Nov. 14, 1886. 
ii. Joseph Ovid, born at Sheffield, Pa., July 14, 
1888. 



.. 



178 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

30. ISABELLE* YOUNG (Mary Ann Crary/ Calvert,^ 
Thomas,^ Thomas," Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^, bom at 
Parksville, N. Y., July 3, 1867; died Oct. 22, 1908, aged 
41 years; married 

JOHN H. HULL, Nov. 13, 1890. 



31. LAVERNE9 HORTON (Carrie Young,^ Mary Ann Crary,' 
Calvert,*' Thomas,^ Thomas," Nathan,=* Peter,^ Peter^, 
born at Sheffield, Pa., Nov. 14, 1886; married 

HOMER JOHNSON, Oct. 17, 191 1, at Warren, Pa. 

Children : 

i. Ruth, bom at Lawrenceville, 111., March 2, 
1914. 

ii. Prudence Knapp, born at Lawrenceville, 
111., Dec. 14, 1915. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 179 

THOMAS CRARY was born June 22, 1834, on the Crary 
farm two miles east of Liberty, in the house built by 
his grandfather, Judge Thomas Crary in 1800. His 
father, Calvert Crary, lived on the same farm during 
his life and his brother George also lived there. It is 
now owned and occupied by William R. Crary, son of 
George Crary. 

1854 When twenty years of age he purchased a span 
of horses and wagon for carrying patent medicines and 
became traveling agent for the state of Pennsylvania 
for Dwight Chapin, driving his team into nearly every 
town in the state, selling Dr. Osborne's Golden Oint- 
ment at wholesale. 

1885 Drove his team down the valley of the Allegheny 
River through Kinzua and Warren. 
1858 Traveling agent in the same manner for Dr. 
Tobias' Venetian Liniment. 

1862 Engaged in the tanning and mercantile business 
at Parksville, N. Y., with J. N. Young, his brother-in- 
law. The firm was known as Young & Crary. 

1863 Was very ill with typhoid fever; for a long period 
his life was despaired of. 

1870 Having disposed of his interests in the tanning 
business was engaged in the mercantile business with 
Cyrus Gray, under the firm name of Gray & Crary. 
This continued for quite a period of time. 
1885 Was interested with his brothers, H. H. Crary 
and Denison Crary, in the manufacture of hemlock 
sole leather at Allisonville, N. Y., the firm being Crary 
Brothers. 

1893 Crary Brothers disposed of their tannery, lands 
and all their property to the United States Leather Com- 
pany. 

1898 With his wife he travelled through Europe, the 
West Indies and South America. The latter trip he re- 
peated in 1911, when he included Panama in his itin- 
erary. 

1900 With J. Chandler Young and some others he 
organized the Haywood Lumber & Mining Company 



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and purchased a large tract of land in North Carolina. 
Since that time he has been engaged in various lines of 
business, mostly corporate, which have not required his 
undivided attention. 

1900 Purchased the farm and the tanning property at 
Hancock formerly owned by the firm of Crary Brothers, 
the tannery having been torn down. He has owned 
and occupied this farm ever since, the house in which 
he lives being the one which was built and occupied by 
H. H. Crary. 

1902 Made a trip through Palestine and Egypt, re- 
turning through Europe. 

1910 With his wife he made a trip around the world. 
19 1 2 Made a trip to Norway and Sweden and North 
Cape. 

He has travelled extensively in this Country, having 
been in every State in the Union and nearly every Prov- 
ince in Canada and Mexico. 

He married 

FRANCES BRADLEY in 1865. She was a daughter of 
William Bradley and Harriet Fisk Bradley. Mrs. Har- 
riet Fisk Bradley was the daughter of William Fisk, 
who was Captain in the Vermont Militia during the War 
of 1812. His brother, Jonathan Fisk, was a noted law- 
yer of those days, a Member of Congress and United 
States District Attorney under President Monroe. In 
1821 Captain Fisk (father to Mrs. Fisk Bradley) moved 
to Sullivan County. Captain Fisk's father served in 
the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. 
Frances Bradley had two brothers in the Civil War. 
Walter was in Company H, of the 143rd Regiment, and 
Napoleon was in Company H, 28th Regiment and was 
one of General Banks' Scouts in Virginia. Frances 
Bradley's father, William Bradley, was the son of Alton, 
who was the son of Seth, son of John, son of Francis 
n, son of Francis I, who came to Fairfield in 1660. 
(See Bradley Record). John Bradley was a brother of 
Eleanor Bradley, who was the famous "Female 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill l8i 

Worthy", and was married to Benjamin Sherwood. 
(See Sherwood Record.) A niece of John Bradley, 
Eleanor Bradley, married Benjamin Banks. (See Banks 
Record.) 

We may add that Thomas Crary is from a long lived 
family. The wedded life of his great grandparents, 
Thomas Crary and Mehitabel Mason Crary, extended 
over a period of over sixty years. The wedded life of 
his grandparents, Judge Thomas Crary and Polly 
Holmes Crary, extended over a period of nearly fifty- 
four years, whilst the married life of his father and 
mother, Calvert Crary and Eliza Hill Crary, extended 
over fifty-five years. His brother, J. Mason Crary and 
Ann Hill Crary celebrated their golden wedding. He 
himself had lived with his wife fifty-one years in 191 6, 
as will be seen by the records following this biography. 

They have two sons and one daughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Crary reside at the present time on 
the tannery farm at Hancock, Delaware County, N. Y, 

II. THOMAS^ CRARY (Calvert,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ 
Peter,^ Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., June 22, 1834; 
married at Parksville, Sullivan Co., N. Y., Sept. 14, 1865, 

FRANCES M. BRADLEY, born Nov. 20, 1848. 

Children : 

i. RoscoE, born April 21, 1867. 

32. ii. La VERNE, born April 25, 1869. 

33. iii. Thomas Delos, born at Parksville, N. Y., 

Sept. 9, 1884. 



32. LAVERNE* CRARY (Thomas,^ Calvert,'' Thomas," 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^, born April 25, 1869; 
married Jan. 2^^ 1889, 

GEORGE GIFFORD DAVIDGE, born at Hancock, N. Y., 
June 2(i, 1859. 



1 82 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

Children : 

i. Thomas Crary, born at Newark Valley, 
N. Y., April II, 1891. 

ii. George Gifford, Jr., born at Plainfield, N. J., 
Jan. 6, 1906. 



33. THOMAS DELOS« CRARY (Thomas,^ Calvert,^ Thomas,'' 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Hancock, 
N. Y., Sept. 9, 1884; married at Waynesville, N. C, Oct. 
21, 1912, 

VIRGINIA JONES, born at Abington, Va., Nov. 3, 1888. 

Children : 

i. Thomas Delos, Jr., born June 15, 1916, at 
Elizabeth City, N. C. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 183 

DENISON CRARY was born on the Crary farm east of 
Liberty. He went to Hancock and worked in the tan- 
nery of Allison & Crary for some time, where he first 
commenced to learn the tanning business. Shortly after- 
wards, when about twenty-eight years old, he was 
traveling as a general agent, selling patent medicines at 
wholesale. While in this business he became sick with 
typhoid fever and in 1862 was very ill for a long time 
at Beekman, Ulster County, N. Y., and for many weeks 
it was thought that he would not live. After his re- 
covery he again entered the tannery and was the head 
tanner at Allisonville for a number of years, being a 
member of the firm of Crary Brothers who owned this 
plant. He was a resident of Hancock for about twenty 
years. At one time he managed the grist mill, of which 
he was part owner, the firm being known as Crary, 
Fisk & Co. After selling his interest in Crary Brothers 
who owned the Allisonville Tannery, he removed to 
Vestal, Broome County, N. Y., where he purchased a 
tannery, which he sold in 1893 to the United States 
Leather Company. A few years after this he removed 
to Canisteo, N. Y., where he again purchased a small 
tannery, which he afterwards sold to the Leather Com- 
pany. He resided at Canisteo until his death. He was 
buried in the cemetery at that place. He married in 
1871 

ELMA HOXIE. After the death of Mr. Crary she removed 
to Eugene, Oregon, where she now resides. 

12. DENISON^ CRARY (Calvert,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* Na- 
than,^ Peter,2 Peter^, born at Lberty, N. Y., Oct. 12, 
1836; died at Canisteo, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1914, aged 78 
years; married Aug. 30, 1871, 

ELMA A. HOXIE, born Aug. 31, 1849. 

Children : 

i. Warner Preston, born May 27, 1872, at 
Stockport, Pa., died Aug. 29, 1873, at 
Stockport, Pa., aged i year. 



l84 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

34. ii. Edward B., born July 2, 1873. 

35. iii. E. Preston, born Nov. 15, 1875. 

36. iv. Jay Denison, born Aug. 22, 1877. 

V. Grant Hazard, born July 29, 1879, at Han- 
cock, N. Y. ; died April 13, 1889, at Stock- 
port, Pa., aged 10 years. 

37. vi. Mehitabel a., born Nov. 8, 1881. 
vii. Allen H., born Nov. 12, 1883. 

38. viii. Polly Burr, born Jan. 14, 1886, at Stockport, 

Pa. 

39. ix. Amy Eliza, born Oct. 16, 1888, at Stockport, 

Pa. 

X, Horace Holmes, born Nov. 3, 1890, at Vestal, 
N. Y. 



34. EDWARD BUSSELL« CRARY (Denison,'^ Calvert," 
Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at 
Hancock, N. Y., July 2, 1873; married at Canisteo, 
N. Y., June 2, 1897, 

GERTRUDE MAY CARTER, born May, 1872. 

Children : 

i. Dorothy Louise, born March 20, 1898, at 
Boston, Mass., died March 5, 1899, at Can- 
isteo, N. Y. 

ii. Marion Elm a, born Aug. 20, 1899, at Can- 
isteo, N. Y. 

iii. Gerald Carter, born Jan. 13, 1902, at Cos- 
tello. Pa. 



35. PRESTON^ CRARY (Denison,^ Calvert,« Thomas," 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Hancock, 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 185 

N. Y., Nov. 15, 1875; married at Canlsteo, N. Y., June 
30, 1897, ■ . , 

GRACIA RAE SNIFFEN, born March 8, 1878. 
Children : 

i. Irene Jay, born at Canisteo, N. Y., Nov. 20, 
1898. 



36. JAY DENISON« CRARY (Denison/ Calvert,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,- Peter^), born at Hancock, 
N. Y., Aug. 22, 1877; marreid at Aberdeen, Wash., 
June 20, 1907, 

CORA GRACE JONES, born Aug. 



37. HETTIE« CRARY (Denison,^ Calvert,« Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born Nov. 8, 1881 ; died Oct. 
3, 1915 at Ballston, Va. ; buried in Glenwood Cemetery, 
near Washington, D. C. ; married 

FRANCIS CLYDE GIDEON, at Canisteo, N. Y., Nov. 19, 
1900. 

Children : 

i. Frank Preston, born May 31, 1904. 

ii. Elizabeth Louise, born June 6, 1909. 

iii. Clyde Crary, born Jan. 19, 1913. 



38. POLLY BURR« CRARY (Denison,^ Calvert,^ Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,- Peter^), born at Hancock, 
N. Y., Jan. 14, 1886; married at Canisteo, N. Y., Oct. 5, 
1910, 

SAMUEL C. BUNN, born Sept. 5, 1880, at Canisteo, N. Y. 



1 86 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth Maxine, born June ii, 191 1, at 
Canisteo, N. Y. 

ii. Twin Boys, born July 11, 1913, at Aberdeen, 
Wash. 

iii. One died July 1 1 ; the other July 29, 1913. 

iv. Barbara Jean, born Jan. 13, 191 7, at Taholah, 
Chehalis Co., Wash. 



39. AMY ELIZA^ CRARY (Denispn,^ Calvert,^ Thomas,' 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born Oct. 16, 1888, 
at Stockport, Pa.; married at Canisteo, N. Y., July i, 
1906, 

GEORGE HENRY HOLMES, born March 18, 1870. 
Children : 

i. Ruth Crary, born Oct. 15, 1907. 
ii. Robert Denison, born May 11, 1909. 
iii. Harold Calvert, born Aug. 28, 191 1. 
iv. Richard Jay, born March 16, 1914. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 187 

GEORGE CRARY was born in the old homestead on the 
Crary farm east of Liberty in 1839, and resided on the 
farm until his death. He followed in the footsteps of 
his father, buying and selling cattle, farming and other- 
wise doing the business of a farmer. He was a man 
of integrity and was well thought of by his neighbors. 
To illustrate : When a hardware dealer, who was mak- 
ing him some gallon tin cans for maple syrup, asked him 
if he should make them short measure, George replied, 
"A gallon to a drop or not a can." His death was caused 
by a complication of diseases, and for about three months 
before his death he was confined to his bed. His son 
William resides on the farm which has been owned by 
his parents, grandparents and great grandparents since 
1800. George Crary married in 1869 

MARY FISK, daughter of William Roby Fisk, of Parks- 
ville, Sullivan Co., N. Y. Mr, Fisk was born at Wil- 
liamstown. Orange Co., Vermont, being one of a family 
of nine children His brother, Martin Fisk, also resided 
in Liberty. In 1818 his parents emigrated to New York 
State, residing at Newburg, N. Y., until 1821, when 
they moved to Parksville, settling on the farm where he 
resided during the remainder of his life. His wife's 
name was Sophia Stuart, mother of Mary Fisk. Mary's 
great uncle, Jonathan Fisk, was a noted lawyer, one 
of the early residents of the village of Newburg, a 
Member of Congress and United States District At- 
torney for the southern district of New York under 
President Monroe. Mary Fisk was a cousin of Denison 
Fisk, who married Mr. Crary's sister Sarah. She was 
also a cousin of Frances Bradley, who married George's 
brother Thomas. She died ten months previous to the 
death of her husband. 

Mr. and Mrs. Crary were bured in the Cemetery 
at Liberty, N. Y. 

13. GEORGE^ CRARY (Calvert,« Thomas,^ Thomas,* Nathan,^ 
Peter,2 Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1839; 



1 88 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

died at Liberty, N. Y., Dec. 19, 1912, aged 73 years; 
married at Parksville, N. Y., June 15, 1869, 

MARY A. FISK, born June 6, 1840; died at Liberty, Sulli- 
van County, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1912, aged 72 years. 

Children : 

40. i. Ella, born at Liberty, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1870. 

ii. Elizabeth, born at Liberty, N. Y., Nov. 29, 
1871 ; died aged 6 years. 

iii. Howard, born at Liberty, N. Y., April 26, 
1873 ; died at the age of four years. 

41. iv. William R., bom at Liberty, N. Y., May 8, 

1875. 
V. Jane M., born at Liberty, N. Y., Feb. 21, 
1878. 



40. ELLA8 CRARY (George,^ Calvert,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., Aug. 7, 
1870; married April 10, 1890 

WILLIAM NICHOLS, born near Ellenville May 2},, 1862; 
died at Liberty, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1910. 

Married at Liberty, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1915, 

WILLIAM H. BIERDS, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 17, 
1875. 



41. WILLIAM R.« CRARY (George,^ Calvert,'' Thomas," 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Liberty, 
N. Y., May 8, 1875 ; married at Glen Cove, L. I., June 
I, 1907, 

ELLA TOWNSEND SMITH, born at Glen Cove, Long 
Island, Sept. 26, 1880. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 189 

Children : 

i. George Calvert, born at Liberty, N. Y., 
April II, 1910. 

ii. Elizabeth Bowne, born at Liberty, N. Y., 
March 16, 1911. 

iii. William Robert, born at Liberty, N. Y., 
Sept. 2, 19 12, 

iv. Mary Madeline, bom at Liberty, N. Y., 
Nov. 19, 1914. 



IQO Descendants of Calvert Crary 

The following is a copy of Soldiers' Memorial in possession 
of Jerry Crary, of Company H, 143d Regiment, N. Y. Vols. The 
first Lieutenant of this Company, Jirah I. Young, was a cousin of 
Mr. Crary, who was a Sergeant in the Company. 

MEMORIAL RECORD. 

COMPANY H, 143D REGIMENT, NEW YORK VOLS. 

The Company was organized by Captain Geo. H. Decker in 
Aug., 1862, under the call of the President for 600,000 volunteers, 
from the towns of Liberty, Rockland, and Neversink, Sullivan 
County, N. Y., and joined the 143rd Reg't N. Y, S. Vols., then 
being raised in said County and rendezvousing at Monticello. 
It was mustered into the U. S. Service with the Regiment Oct. 
8, 1862, by Lieut. Crolly, U. S. A. On the lOth day of October 
it left for the seat of war, and arrived at Washington the i6th, 
and went into permanent camp at Upton's Hill the 19th, having 
been assigned to Abercrombie's Division, 226. A. C, Defences 
of Washington, undergoing a rigid drill and discipline, until 
April 15, 1863, when it broke camp to engage in active service, 
accompanying the Regiment and Division to Suffolk, Va., and 
formed a part of the defence against Longstreet. Leaving here 
on the 5th of May, it participated in the campaigns of West Point 
and White House, Va, Went to the reinforcement of Gen. 
Meade after the battle of Gettysburg, having been transferred to 
the nth A. C. Army of the Potomac, and marched with it to 
Warrenton Junction, Va. Remained here until Sept. 25, 1863, 
when it followed the Corps to the West, in the Department of 
the Cumberland, taking part in the privations and toils of the 
campaign through Lookout Valley, Tenn., to Missionary Ridge, 
the memorable march to Knoxville and back to Lookout Valley 
in mid-winter ; thence to Bridgeport, Ala., where it quartered for 
the winter and became a part of the 20th Corps by consolidation 
of the nth and 12th Corps, Gen. Hooker commanding. From 
here it followed Gen. Sherman through Georgia to Atlanta and 
Savannah, through the Carolinas to Goldsborough and Raleigh, 
when the war ceased. Took up line of march from Raleigh, 
April 30, 1865, via Richmond, for Washington, to be discharged, 
and arrived May 19, 1865. After the review, the Regiment went 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 191 

into camp at Crystal Springs, north of Washington, while await- 
ing the completion of the muster-out rolls. The Twentieth Corps 
was disbanded and the Regiment was placed in a brigade of the 
Twenty-second Corps. The Regiment was mustered out of the 
service in this camp near Washington on July 20, 1865. 



192 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

JERRY CRARY was born on the farm east of Liberty in 
1842. He was the youngest of the six sons of Calvert 
Crary and Eliza Hill. Like the rest of his borthers, he 
worked on the farm during the summer and went to 
school in the winter. 

1859-62 In 1859-60 he taught school at Allisonville, 
Delaware County, N. Y., the following winter in An- 
golia, Ind., and the winter of 1862 in Bethel Village, 
Sullivan County, N. Y. 

1862-65 He enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, when he was twenty 
years of age, in Company H, 143rd Regiment, New 
York Volunteers. He had excellent health and par- 
ticipated in all the campaigns, marches and privations 
of his Regiment, until May 15, 1864, at which time he 
was wounded at the battle of Resaca, Ga. He was in 
hospital at Nashville, Tenn., Jeffersonville, Ind., and 
Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, N. Y., from 
which place he was discharged June 7, 1865. He came 
near losing his leg from the complication of diseases. 
He had gangrene four times and erysipelas five times. 
The wound did not entirely heal until the spring of 
1866, being about two years from the time he was 
wounded. 

1865-67 After returning home, being unable to work 
on the farm, he secured a situation with Allison & Crary 
as clerk and bookkeeper in their tannery store at Alli- 
sonville, N. Y. He remained here about a year and a 
half, and in March, 1867, went to Sheffield, Pa., where he 
entered the store of Horton, Crary & Co., as clerk and 
bookkeeper, and was connected with this firm as clerk 
and later as a partner, assisting in all its developments, 
as described in the biography of H. H. Crary in these 
records, to which reference may be made. 
1891-93 Upon the death of his partner, Walter Horton, 
in 1891, Mr. Crary became general manager of the busi- 
ness of Horton, Crary & Co., and at the time of the 
sale of the tanneries in 1893 he was elected president of 
the Penn Tanning Company, a subsidiary of the United 
States Leather Company; the Penn Tanning Company 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 193 

owning and operating all the tanneries in Warren, 
Forest, McKean and • Potter Counties, Pa. He was 
President of the Company for about ten years, when he 
resigned. 

Mr. Crary was a School Director of the town of 
Sheffield for twenty years. He also held the position 
of Postmaster of Sheffield a similar period, and was 
active in all the affairs of the community. 

He married 

LAURA ANTOINETTE DUNHAM, in 1870. She was 
the youngest daughter of Richard Dunham, an early 
settler and prominent lumberman of Sheffield. Her 
mother was Laura Allen, a daughter of Enos Allen, who 
served as a Captain in the New York Militia in the War 
of 1812. Enos Allen's father, Elihu Allen, was a cousin 
of General Ethan Allen of Vermont. Elihu Allen 
served as a soldier from Vermont in the Revolutionary 
War. Miss Dunham graduated in 1867 from the Female 
Institute at Lewisburg, Pa., after which she taught a 
short time in Sheffield and in the Academy at Lewis- 
burg. 

After their marriage they resided at Sheffield, having 
three sons and one daughter. In 1887 Mrs. Crary was 
injured by an accident, a runaway team striking and 
passing over the carriage in which she was riding. She 
suffered from this injury for a number of years. 

Mr. Crary 's eyesight became affected in 1876, and 
he continued to have trouble with his eyes. (About 1895 
he lost the entire sight of his right eye from a com- 
plication of diseases, Glaucoma, Iritis and Choroiditus.) 
A cataract also commenced to grow on the left eye in 
1896, which continued its growth until he became nearly 
blind. In 1909, Dr. G. E. DeSchweinitz, of Philadelphia, 
removed this cataract, causing an improvement in sight 
sufficient to enable him to see to a limited extent. 

Mr. Crary has traveled quite extensively with dif- 
ferent members of his family at various times. He 
was in every state in the Union, and in Alaska, Canada 



194 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

and Mexico. In 1905, he, Mrs. Crary and their daugh- 
ter, Marion, spent the winter in California. In 1910, 
Mr. and Mrs. Crary and their son Miner traveled in 
Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, France and England, re- 
turning home on the Steamship Olympic. They spent 
the winter of 191 1 in Jamaica, returning across the 
island of Cuba to Havana and from Key West through 
Florida home. The year following they were in Nassau 
and Florida. 

Mrs. Crary is a member of the Joseph Warren 
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
Her National number is 125,491. Both Mr. and Mrs. 
Crary are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
and have been for many years. In politics Mr. Crary 
is a Republican. He cast his first Presidential vote for 
Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and has voted for every Re- 
publican nominee for President since that time, except 
once when he was away from home. He is a Knight 
Templar and also a member of the Grand Army of the 
Republic. Is Vice President and Director of the Warren 
National Bank, Wallowa Timber Company, the Wet- 
more Lumber Company, and Director of the Pennsyl- 
vania Gas Company, the Great Southern Lumber Com- 
pany, the Federal Light & Traction Company, New 
Orleans & Great Northern Railroad Company, and 
Pennsylvania Oil Company. 

In 1902 Mr. Crary removed from Sheffield to the 
home he had erected at 515 Market St., Warren, Pa., 
where he has since resided. 

14. JERRY^ CRARY (Calvert,« Thomas,"^ Thomas,* Nathan," 
Peter,2 Peter^), born at Liberty, N. Y., June 14, 1842. 

LAURA ANTOINETTE DUNHAM, born at Sheffield, 
Warren Co., Pa., April 22, 1846. 

They were married at the home of her mother, 
Corner of Union Street and Pennsylvania Ave., Warren, 
Pa., Sept. 13, 1870. 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 195 

Children : 

42. i. Horace Allen, born at Sheffield, Pa., June 

I, 1873. 
ii. Miner Dunham, born at Sheffield, Pa., Aug. 
4, 1875. 

43. iii. Clare J., born at Sheffield, Pa., April 3, 1879. 

44. iv. Marion A., born at Sheffield, Pa., Dec. 17, 

1880. 



42. HORACE ALLEN* CRARY (Jerry,^ Calvert," Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Nathan.^* Peter,^ Peter^, born at Sheffield, 
Warren County, Pa., June i, 1873. 

ELIZABETH MOREHEAD STONE, born at Warren, 
Pa., Oct. 30, 1874. 

They were married at the residence of her parents, 
Liberty Street, Warren, Pa., Jan. 8, 1902. 



43. CLARE J.« CRARY (Jerry,^ Calvert," Thomas,^ Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Sheffield, Warren 
County, Pa., April 3, 1879. 

IRENE HORTON, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., March 15, 
1 881. 
They were married at her parents' home, 421 a 
Hancock St., Brooklyn, N. Y., April 19, 1906, 

Children : 

i. Calvert Horton, born April 5, 1908, at War- 
ren, Pa. 

ii, Douglas Dunham, born at Warren, Pa., 
Sept. I, 1910. 

iii. Stephen Trowbridge, born at Warren, Pa., 
Jan. 29, 19 1 3. 



196 Descendants of Calvert Crary 

44. MARION A." CRARY (Jerry/ Calvert,« Thomas,^ 
Thomas,* Nathan,^ Peter/ Peter^), born at Sheffield, 
Warren Co., Pa., Dec. 17, 1880. 

RAYMOND VAIL INGERSOLL, born at Corning, N. Y., 
April 3, 1875. 

They were married at her parents' home, 515 
Market Street, Warren, Pa., Sept. 29, 1908. 

Children : 

i. Miner Crary, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., May 
24, 191 1. 

ii. Elma, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1913 ; 
died when one day old. 

iii. Agnes Crary, bom at Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 
7. 1915- 



AND His Wife, Eliza Hill 197 

DENISON FISK was born on a farm owned by his father 
about a mile north of Liberty, N, Y. He was the son of 
Aaron M. Fisk and Eliza Carrier Fisk. His grandfather 
was William Fisk, a Captain in the Vermont Militia 
during the War of 18 12, and a brother of Jonathan Fisk, 
who was a noted lawyer of those days, a Member of 
Congress and a United States District Attorney under 
President Monroe. In 1821 Captain Fisk, grandfather 
to Denison, moved to Sullivan County. Denison at- 
tended school at the Liberty Normal Institute until he 
was twenty-two years of age, when he enlisted at Lib- 
erty to serve three years in the Civil War and was 
mustered in as a private in Company F, 56th New York 
Vols., Oct. 27, 1861 ; promoted to Corporal, and on 
Dec. I, 1863, to Sergeant. He served in the Company 
and reinlisted as a Veteran Volunteer Feb. 20, 1864; 
mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1864, was dis- 
charged May 18, 1865. Was wounded in action May 31, 
1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. He was not mustered out with 
his Company but resigned on May i8th on account of 
ill health. He married 

SARAH CRARY, Jan. 23, 1872. For awhile they lived in 
the house known as the "Catherine Carrier house," and 
later removed to Hancock, where he was engaged in the 
milling business, being one of the proprietors of the 
Hancock Mills, the firm being called Fisk & Crary. 
His death was the result of an accident caused by his 
horse running away and throwing him from his cutter. 
He was a large, powerful man and came of sturdy New 
England stock. His grandfather was a Captain in the 
War of 1812 and his great grandfather served in the 
Continental Army during the Revolution. He was 
buried in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, N. Y. 



15. SARAH ESTHERS CRARY (Calvert,^ Thomas,' Thomas,* 
Nathan,^ Peter,^ Peter^), born at Liberty, Sullivan Co., 
N. Y., April 14, 1845 ; married Jan. 23, 1872, 



igS Descendants of Calvert Crary 

DENISON FISK, bom at Liberty, N. Y., March 31, 1839; 
died March 13, 1884, aged 45 years. 

Children : 

i. Ralph M., born Sept. 10, 1880; married 
Jennie Fairchilds. 

ii. Densie, born Oct. 13, 1884. 



INDEX 



INDEX 



Abercrombie, , 190 

Adams, Miranda, 133 
Albert, Count de Namur, 39 
Alexander II., 21 
Alfred the Great, King, 38 
Allison, George H., 163 

L. H, 162, 163 
Allison & Crary, 163, 183, 192 
Allison, Crary & Co., 162 
Allison, Davidge & Co., 162 
Allison, Gregory & Co., 162 
Allen, Ann, 151 

Enos, 193 

Ethan, Gen., 193 

Gideon, 148, 151 

Laura, 193 

Sarah, 89-91, 146, 148, 151 
Alpin, Henry H., 107 
Ames, Gen., 120 
Andrews, Anna, 150 

Francis, 91, 148, 150 

John, 150 

Mary, 90, 91, 148, 150 
Andross, Elizabeth, 63 
Ansty, Elizabeth, 47 

Francis, 47 

Anthony, , 150 

Arnold, , 69, 70 

Avery, Abigail, 63 

John, 60 

Sarah, 62 

Wm., 63 
Aytoun, , 19 

Baldwin, John Denison, 5 
Lucinda, 105, 175 
Theophilus, Capt., 64, 70 
Banks, Aretta, 133 

Benjamin, 83, 84, 87-89, 116, 126- 
128, 134, 140, 142, 143, 146, 
157, 181 



Banks, David, 127 

Eleanor, 129 

Eliphalet, 127 

Esther, 129 

Gen., 180 

Gershom, 127, 129 

Hannah, 127 

Hezekiah, 83-91, 100, 116, 129, 131- 
134, 137, 139, 141, 143, 144, 
146, 147, 148, 151, 157 

Jessup, 133 

Johannah, 127 

John, 83, 126, 127, 136 

John, Lieut., 126 

Jonathan, 129 

Joseph, 126, 127 

Mary, 127, 133 

Mercy, 128 

Nehemiah, 127 

Obediah, 126 

Patty, 133 

Rhoda, 128 

Ruth, 129 

Samuel, 126 

Sarah, 79-88, 90, 91, 100-102, 104, 
109, 116, 119, 122, 124, 125, 
129, 133, 134, 137. 139. 141. 
143, 146-148, 151, 157, 160 

Sturges, 133 
Susannah, 127 
Thomas, 127 
Walter, 133 
Barlow, Ann, 145 

Ann, , 87, 142 

Deborah, 87, 89, 128, 142, I43, 

145 
Elizabeth, 142 
Isabella, 142 
Joel, 128 
John, 87, 128, 140, 142, 145 



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Barlow, Martha, 142 

Ruth, 87, 88, 128, 140, 142 
Barnum, P. T., 113 
Beacham (Beauchamp), Robert, 138 
Beers, James, 142 
Bennet, James, 121 
Betts, Rhiamah, 133 
Bierds, William H., 188 
Billings, Ebenezer, Jr., 62 
Blackleach, Richard, 132, 138 

Sarah, 85, 86, 132, 136, 138, 148, 
151 
Blunt, Mehitabel, 9, 44, 53, 55, 60, 67 
Bogue, A. P., Dr., 107 
Borodell, Ann, 17, 58 

Ann, Lady, 58 

John, 58 
Bradley, Alton, 180 

Eleanor, 81-84, 87-89, 124, 125, 
128, 134, 140-143, 146, 180, 
181 

Ephraim, 140 

Fisk, Mrs., 180 

Frances, 145, 180, 187 

Frances M., 181 

Francis, 87-89, 128, 140, 142 

Francis I., 180 

Francis, II., 180 

Gershom, 140 

Harriet Fisk, 180 

Harriet Fisk, Mrs., 180 

John, 180, 181 

John, Jr., 140 

Justice, 128 

Napoleon, 180 

Ruth Barlow, 140 

Samuel, 140 

Seth, 180 

Walter, 180 

William, 180 
Bradstreet, Simon, Rev., 61 
Brewster, Jonathan, 47 
Brintnall, Louise Sutphen, 170 
Brown, James, Jr., 58 
Brownell, Abner, 26 
Browning, Charles H., 38, 40 



Bryant, , 42 

Buckley, Abel, 105 

Betsey, 105, 107, 172 

Caleb, 105 

Cynthia, 104 

Lucinda Baldwin, 175 

Luther, 104, 105, 175 

Sally, 175 
Bulkley, Philo, 105 
Bullard & Co., 163 
Bunn, Barbara Jean, 186 

Elizabeth Maxine, 186 

Samuel C, 185 

Burgoyne, , 69, 70 

Burns, , 112 

Burr, Bradley, 167 

Daniel, 127 

Polly, 155, 167, 168, 184, 185 

Polly Sherwood, 167 

Reuben, 129 
Burrough, Elizabeth, 85, 138 

John, 138 
Bushnell, Nathan, 24 

Cable, Elizabeth, 123 

John, Jr., 123 
Calkins, Miss 58 
Campbell, Colonel, 20 
Carrier, Ebenezer, 100 
Carter, Gertrude May, 184 
Cayley, Jennet, 39 

John, 39 

William, 39 
Chapin, Dwight, 179 
Chaplin, Martha, 18 

Robert, 47 
Charlemagne, Emperor, 38 
Charles, Duke, 39 
Charles, Duke of Lorraine, 38 
Charles III., King, 38 
Chesbro, Sarah, 43 
Chesebro, Mr., 28 
Chesebrough, Abigail Ingram, 8, 

Anna, 59, 63 

Anna (Stevenson), 59 

Bridget, 59 



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Index 



203 



Chesebrough, Hannah, 50 

Hannah (Denison), 59 

Margaret, 13, 15-17, 52, 54, 59, 66 

Mary, 59 

Nathaniel, 15, 17, 59, 66 

Prudence, 60 

Samuel, 59, 68 

Sarah, 59 

William, 15, 59, 66 
Childs, Frank S., Rev., 126 
Clapham, Peter, 142 
Clements, Addison J., 119 

Addison Joseph, 120 

Charlotte, 120 

David, 119 

David Hill, 120 

David, Mrs., 119 

Hezekiah Banks, 120 

John A., 103, 119, 120 

John Newton, 119, 120 

Louise, 119, 120 

Newton, 77 

Paulina, 77 

Paulina Hill, 116, 157 
Clift, William, 5 
Cogswell, Jane, 62 
Coit, Joseph, Rev., 60 

Mary, 60 
Cole. John, 44 
Coley, Peter, 123, 136 

Sarah, 123 

Sarah Hyde, 136 
Collins, , 41 

Joan, 41 
Copp, Jonathan, 60 
Couch, Darius N., Major-Gen., 132 

D. N., Major-Gen., 130 

Elizabeth Jesup, 129, 130 

Sarah, 83-91, 100, 132, 134, 137, 
139, 141, 143, 144, 146-148, 151 

Simon, 89-91, 145, 146, 148, 150 

Thomas, 85, 86, 89-91, 130, 132, 
136, 138, 146, 148, 151 
Crabbe, , 41 



Crary, (MacQuarie, McQuarie, Mc- 
Crery, Crery, Creery, Creary, 
Carary, Cerary, Cararie, Cu- 
rary, Currary, Quarie, Quary, 
Qarary), 21, 22 

Allen H., 184 

A. M., 22 

Amos, , 28 

Amy Eliza, 184, 186 

Andrew, 28, 

Ann, , 25 

Ann Hill, 157, 181 

Anna, 26 

Brothers, 129, 179, 180, 183 

Calvert (b. 1798), 3, 5, 7-18, 23, 
24, 30-33. 40, 45. 46, 48, 51, 53, 
55, 56, 61, 65, 67. 70, 79-93, 
102, 122, 124, 125, 133, 135, 
137, 139, 141, 143, 144, 146, 

147. 149. 151. 153. 155. 157. 

159, 160, 161, 162, 179, 181, 

192 
Calvert (b. 1868), 168, 170 
Calvert Horton, 195 
Clare J., 155, 195 
Cynthia, 28 
Denison, 155, 159, i6r, 165, 179, 

183 
Denison, Mrs., 155 
Desire, 25 
Dorothy, 26 
Dorothy Louise, 184 
Douglas Dunham, 195 
Edna, 77, 173 
Edward Bussell, 184 
Eliza Hill, Mrs. (see Eliza Hill) 
Elizabeth, 188 
Elizabeth Bowne, 189 
Ella, 155, 188 
Emma, 155, 166, 168, 175 
Ephram, 29 
E. Preston, 160, 184 

Eunice, , 25, 26, 28 

Family, 30, I57 

George, 30, 36, IS5. i59-i6i, 179, 

187 



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Index 



Crary, etc. {continued) 
George, Mrs., 155 
George Calvert, 189 
George Waldo, Dr., 22 
Gerald Carter, 184 
Gifford Brintnall, 170 
Grace Allison, 155, 168, 169 
Grant Hazard, 184 
Gussie, 173 

Hannah (or Ann), 24, 26 
Hettie, 185 

Horace Allen, 155, 195 
Horace Holmes, 129, 15 s, 159, 

161, 162, 163-165, 167, 168, 

179, 180, 192 
Horace Holmes (b. i8go), 184 
Horace Horton, 171 
Howard, 188 

Humphrey, , 25 

Ida, 173 

Irene Jay, 185 

Isaac, 26 

Jabez, 28 

Jane M,, 188 

Jay Denison, 184, 185 

Jerry, 155, 159, 161, 163, 165, 167, 

190, 192-194 
Jerry, Mrs., 155, 193, 194 
Jesse, Capt., 26 
J. Mason, Mrs., 155 
Joseph Mason, 5, 77, 107, 155, 157, 

159, 161, 172, 181 
John, 22, 24 
John, Capt., 22, 22, 
Judge 30, 129 
Laverne, 181 
Louise, 170 

Lucy, , 25, 26 

Margaret, , 24 

Marion A., 155, 194-196 

Marion Elma, 184 

Mary, 28 

Mary, l6l 

Mary Ann, 155, 161, 175-177 

Mary Eliza, 155, 167, 168, 171 

Mary Laverne 170 



Crary, etc. (continued) 

Mary Madeline, 189 

Mason, 27, 28 

Mehitable A., 184 

Mehitable Mason, 27, 33, 35, 157 

181 
Miner Dunham, 155, 160, 194, 195 
Nathan, 7, 9-12, 18, 25-28, 30, 46, 

48 
Peter, 7, 9, 21-26, 40, 44 
Polly, 31, 32 

Polly Burr, 155, 167, 168, 184, 185 
Polly Holmes (see Holmes) 
Prudence, 26 
Preston, 160, 184 

Robert, , 24 

Roscoe, 160, 181 

Ruth, 171 

Sara Wood, 5, 27 

Sarah, 26 

Sarah Esther, 5, 155, 160, 161, 

176, 187, 197 

S. D., 5, 22 

Stephen Trowbridge, 195 

Temperance, 25 

T. B., Mrs., 155 

Thomas (b. 1711), 25 

Thomas (b. 1744), 7-18, 26-28, 45, 

46.51.53. 55.60,67, 157, 181 
Thomas, Judge (b. 1775), 7-18, 28, 

30-33. 45.48,51. 53.55. 56,60, 

64, 65, 67, 70, 157, 159, 162, 

179, 181 
Thomas (b. 1834), 5, 155, 159, 

161, 175, 179-181, 187 
Thomas Burr, 155, 160, 168, 170 
Thomas Delos, 155, 181, 182 
Thomas Delos, Jr., 182 
Thomas, Mrs., 155 
Warner Preston, 183 

William, , 24 

William R., 30, 160, 179, 187, 188 
William Robert, 189 
Crar3% Denison & Co., 165 
Crary, Fisk & Co., 183 
Crary, Garrett, Horton & Co., 164 



I 



Index 



205 



Crary, Hall & Co., 165 
Crary, H. H. & Co, 164 
Crary & Young, 175 
Crolly, Lieut, 190 

Cromwell, , 57 

Culver, Ann, 7, 9, 25 
Joseph, 44 

D'Albini, Mabel, Lady, 39 

William, Earl of Sussex and 
Arundel, 39 
D'Ardenne, Borin, , 38 

Godefroi, 38 
Davidge, Edson, 164 

George Gifford, 165, 181 

George Gifford, Jr, 182 

John, 162 

Laverne C, Mrs, 155 

Thomas Crary, 155, 182 
DeCailly, Adam, 39 

Sir Hugh, 39 

John, 39 

Osbert, 39 

Sir William, 39 
Decker, Demmon, 107 

Geo. H., Capt, iqo 

George H, 109 
DeClare, Rodger, Earl of Hetford, 39 
DeCybelisk, Hugh. Earl of Chester, 

39 
DeCyrelish, Hugh. 38 
DeHainsted, Agnes. 39 

Hains, 39 
DeMellert, Lady Maud. 38 
DeMesechines, Hugh, 38 

Mabille, 38, 39 

Ranalle, 38 
Denison, Agnes, 57 

Amos, Jr., 75 

Ann, 58, 62 

Ann (Borodell), 58 

Ann B., 64 

Ann B. (Nancy), 64 

Beebe, 62, 64 

Borodell, 58 

Bridget (Thompson), 57, 66 



Denison, Daniel, 13, 16, 56, 57, 62 

Daniel, Capt., 10-13, 16-18, 30, 46, 
48, 56, 63, 70 

Daniel D., 64 

Edward, 57, 62 

Esther, 63 

Eunice, 64 

Family, 31 

Frederick, 64 

George, 17, 57, 58, 61, 66, 

George. Capt., 5, 58, 61, 71 

Hannah, 15, 17, 57, 59, 63, 64, 66 

Henry, 63 

Isaac, 63 

John, 17, 57, 58, 61, 62 

John, Capt., 61 

Lucy, 63 

Margaret, 58 

Mary, 8, 10-13. 16-18, 30, 46, 48. 
56, 62-64, 70 

Alercy, 58 

Mercy (Gallup), 63 

Phebe, 62, 63 

Prudence, 63 

Rachel, 62 

Robert, 61, 63 

Samuel, 62 

Sarah, 57, 62, 63 

William. 17, 57, 58. 61. 63 
DeSchweinitz, G. E., Dr.. 193 

DeTattesshall, Emma, 39 

Robert, 39 
Dickinson, George, 164, 177 
Dimond. Abigail, 79, 80, 96, 121 

Abigail, , 80, 121 

Damaris, 121 

David, 121 

Ebenezer, 121 

Family, 121 

Grace, 121 

Hester, 121 

John, 121 

Moses, 80, 121 

Thomas, 80, 121 
Dodge, Cyrus G., 36 
Jennie, 36 



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Index 



Donaldson, , 165 

Drake, Jane, 40 

Robert, 40 

DuBois, , III 

Dunham, Laura Antoinette, 193, 194 

Richard, 193 
Dwight, Pres., 124 

Edgira, Princess, 38 

Edward IV., 41 

Eldridge, Abigail (Fish), 62 

Eliot, John, 57 

Ellis, , 49 

Fairfax, Thomas, Lord, 42 

Thomas, Sir, 49 
Fellows, George Howe, 72 
Fish, Hannah, 64 
Fisk, Aaron M., 197 

Capt., 180, 197 

Dencie, 155, 198 

Denison, 165, 187, 197, 198 

Eliza Carrier, 197 

Jane, 36 

Jonathan, 180, 187, 197 

Martin, 187 

Mary, 36, 187 

Mary A., 188 

Ralph M., 155, 198 

Sarah C, Mrs., 5, 155, 160, 176, 
187, 197 

William, 180, 197 

William Roby, 36, 187 
Fisk & Crary, 165, 197 
Fowles, Richard, 145 

Frank, , 151 

Frost, Daniel, 142 

Gallup, Anna, 45 

Ann Borodell Denison, 72 

Benadam, 10, 12, 43, 45, 48 

Benjamin, 44 

Capt., 43 

Christobel, 7, 9, 22, 40-42, 44 

Elizabeth, 44 

Esther, 43 

Esther Prentice, 48 



Gallup, Hannah, 10-12, 18, 43, 46, 47 
John, 9, 10, 27, 41-44 
John, Capt., 9, 10, 22, 40, 41-44, 64 
Margaret, 44 
Martha, 44 
Mary, 9, 13-17, 44, 45, 51, 53, 55, 

63, 67 
Mehitable, 44 
Mercy, 45 
Nathaniel, 44 
Priscilla, 45 

Samuel, 9, 43, 44, 55, 60 
Thomas, 41, 44 
William, 43, 44 

Gardiner, Joanna, 13, 16, 55 

Thomas, 55, 56 

William, 63 
Garrett, Walter G., 165 

W. G., 164 

William H.. 164 
Garvin, T. B. & Co., 172 
Gates, Gen., 69, 70 
Gavitt, James, 115 
Gerberge, Countess of Lorraine, 39 
Gersberga, Princess, 38 
Gideon, Clyde Crary, 185 

Elizabeth Louise, 185 

Francis Clyde, 185 

Frank Preston, 185 
Gilmore, Gen., 119 
Godfrey L, Duke of Lower Lorraine, 

39 
Goodwin, Mary, 87, 89, 128, 143, 145 

William, 128, 143, 145 
Gorham, Mercy, 58 
Gorton, Grant, Mrs., 105 
Gray, Cyrus, 179 
Gray & Crary, 179 
Gregory, Alva, 162 

Edson, 162 
Groton, Mary, 'J^ 

Hague, W. W., 165 
Haley, Jere., 72 
Simeon, 72 
Hall, Amos L., 165 



Index 



207 



Halsey, Hannah, 8, 68 

William, 60 
Hammond, Rensselaer, 109 
Harper, Wm. R., 35 
Harris, Elizabeth, 9, 44 
Harvey, Elizabeth, 86, 132, 136 

Richard, 132, 136 
Haskins, Dorothy Grace, 170 

Fred H., 169 

Grace Emily, 170 

Horace Henry, 169 

Lucy Cowles, 170 

Polly Burr, 170 
Hatch, Gen., 120 

Reuben, 64 
Hempstead, Mr., 28 
Henry H., Duke, 30 
Henry, Emperor of Germany, 38 
Henry IV., Emperor of Germany, 39 
Henry I., King, 38, 39 
Henry VHL, 41 
Hewitt, Richard, Capt., 69, 70. 
Hill, Abigail, 96 

Abigail. , 95 

Alice E., Ill 

Amanda, 104 

Amanda M., 112 

Ann B., 107, 172, 173 

Arretta, 103, 116, 117, 157 

Augusta, 107 

Benjamin, 77, 100, 102, 104, 105, 
III, 116, 157 

Caleb Baldwin, 107 

Col., 106, 107 

David, 95, 96, 98, loi 

David S., ill 

Dimon, 98 

Ebenezer, 79-82, 88, 96-98, 100, 
loi, 116, 122, 124, 125, 141 

Ebenezer, Capt., 97 

Edward, 105, 107 

Edward, Col., 106 

Eleanor, 98 

Eliphalet, 95 



Hill, Eliza, 5, 7-18, 45. 46, 48, 51, 53, 
55, 56, 61, 65, 67, 70, 77, 79, 
80-93, 102, 105, 116, 119, 122^ 
124, 125, 129, 133, 135, 137' 
•39. 141, 143. 144. 146, 147. 
149, 151. 153. 155. 157. 158, 
160, 161, 162, 176, 181, 192 

Elizabeth, 94 

Elizabeth, , 79, 95 

Esther, 99, 102, 105, 109, no, in 

Esther, , 95 

Esther (Easter), 109 
Family, 77, 93, 116, 157 
Henry, 104 
Hezekiah, 103 
Ignatius, 94, 95 
Jabez, 96, 99, loi 
Jabez, Major, loi 
James, 94, 95 

Jane, , 95 

John, 95 

Joseph (various), 77, 94, 95, 98, 

103, 107 
Joseph Deacon (b. 1699), 79, 80, 

96, 122 
Joseph (b, 1808), 77, 103, III, 157 
Joseph, Capt. (b. 1774), 79-91, 98, 

100-102, 104, 109, 113, 116, 

119, 122, 124, 125, 129, 133, 

134. 137, 139, 141. 143, 144. 

146-148, 151, 160 
Joseph M., 112 
Lottie E., 112 
Mabel, 98 
Mary S., 104 
Moses 77, 96 
Moses B., 104 
Nathaniel Barlow, 100 
Palina, 100, 103, 119, 120 
Rufus, 100, 112 
Sarah, 94-96, 103, 112, 114 

Sarah, , 79, 94-96 

Sarah Banks (see Sarah Banks) 

Seth, 98 

Sherwood, 100, 102, 105, 107, 116, 

157, 172 



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Index 



Hill, Sherwood, Mrs., 104 
Waldron, 104 

William (d. 1650), 79, 93, 94 
William (d. 1684), 79, 94, 95 
William (d. 1728), 79, 95 
William, Deacon (d. 1739), 79, 95, 

96 
William (d. 1775), 96 
William (b. 1840), 107 

Hobart, Peter, Rev., 51 

Rebecca, 14, 51 
Holiday, Catherine, 177 
Hooker, , no 

Gen., 190 
Holmes, Daniel, 70 

Esther, 64, 70 

Family, 31 

Frederic, 64 

Frederick, 70 

George Henry, 186 

Harold Calvert, 186 

Jeremiah (b. 1751), 5, 8, 10-13, 
16-18, 30, 46, 48, 56, 64, 69, 70 

Jeremiah, Capt. (b. 1782), 31, 71- 

73 
John, 8, 68 
Joshua, 8, 68 
Mary, 7-18, 30-33, 45. 46, 48, 51. 

53. 55. 56, 61, 64, 65, 67, 70, 

157, 159. 181 
Mary (see Mary Denison) 
Philura, 64, 70 
Polly (see Mary) 
Richard Jay, 186 
Robert, 8, 68 
Robert Denison, 186 
Ruth Crary, 186 
Sergeant (see Jeremiah) 
Warren, 31, 73 
Holms, Jeremiah (see Holmes) 
Sergeant (see Holmes) 

Horton, Barnabas, 177 
Carrie, Mrs., 175-177 
Catherine Holiday, 177 
George, 164 
Homer, 177 



Horton, Irene, 195 

Isaac, 164, 177 

Isaac, Jr., 177 

James, 164, 165 

James H., 164, 175, 177 

James H., Mrs., 176 

Joseph Ovid, 177 

Laverne, 177, 178 

Ovid, 177 

Ruth, 170 

Walter, 162-165, 177, 192 

Webb, 163, 177 
Horton. Crary & Co., 129, 163-167, 

177, 192 
Horton, G. & I., & Co., 165 
Horton, James & Co., 165 
Horton, Walter & Co., 164 
Hoxie, Elma A., 183 
Hudson, John, 132 

Abigail, 132 
Hull, Isabelle Young, 176 

John H., 176, 178 

Sarah, 127 
Hyatt, Matthias St. John, 127 

Ruth, 83, 84, 127, 134 

Thomas, 127 
Hyde, Ann, 136 

Elizabeth, 85, 132, 136, 138 

Family, 136 

Hannah, 136 

Humphrey, 86, 123, 132, 136 

John, 86, 132, 136 

Sarah, 136 

Ingersoll, Agnes Crary, 196 
Elma, 196 
Miner Crary, 196 
Raymond Vail, 196 

Jack, , 145, 150 

Jackson, Sarah, 87, 88, 128, 140, 142 

Jadwin, C. C, 172 

James I., 41 

James VI., King, 19 

Jenne, 150 

Jenny, 151 



Index 



209 



Jesup, Elizabeth, 130 

Family, 130 

Morris K., 130 
Jessup, Edward, 85, 86, 132, 136, 138, 
148, 151 

Elizabeth, 85, 86, 89-91, 132, 136, 
138, 146, 148, 151 

Morris K., Hon., 132 
Johnson, Hiram, \o'j 

Homer, 178 

L. R., 164, 165 

Prudence Knapp, 178 

Ruth, 178 
Johnston, W. & A. K., 19 
Jones, Cora Grace, 185 

Virginia, 182 

Keller, Mary Louise, 169 

Otto Eugene, 169 
Kimball, Louisa, 168 
Kimpell, Claire Crary, 174 

George R., 174 
King, Dr., 113 
Knapp, Prudence, 177 
Knox, Andrew, 19 

Lake, Hannah, 9, 10, 40, 43 

John, 40, 43 

John Lord, 39 

Lancelot, 40 

Margaret, 40 

Margaret Read, 43 

Richard, 40 
Lambert L, Count of Mons and Lor- 
raine, 39 
Lambert H.. Count of Mons, 39 
Latimer. Jonathan, Col., 69, 70 
Lay, Phebe, 17, 58, 61 

Robert, 61 

Sarah, 61 
Lee, , 106 

Asa, 72 

Erastus, 64 

Jedediah, 64, 70 

Lucy, 65 

Melinda, 64 



Leonard, Letts G., 72 
Litts, Benjamin, 114 
Logan, James, 20 
Lord, Anna, 13, 16, 52, 54 

Dorothy, 52, 54 

Family, 52 

Thomas, Dr., 16, 27, 52, 54 
Louis L, King, 38 
Louis n.. King, 38 
Louis IV., King, 38, 39 
Lyon, Abigail, 126, 134 

Deborah, 134 

Elizabeth, 83, 84, 127, 134 

John, 134 

Joseph, 134 

Mary, 134 

Richard, 127 

Samuel, 134 

Sarah, 134 

Thomas, 84, 134 

MacAchai, Alpin, 21 
Mack, Thomas. Rev., 108 

MacKinnon, , 19 

Macquaire, Laurent Victor, Ed., 20 

Macquarrie, , 5, 19 

MacQuarrie, John, 19 

Lachlan, 19, 20 
Madison, President, 128 
Maffitt, William. 114 
Magee, J. A., 165 

Mason, Andrew, 9. 13-17. 45, 5I-53- 
55, 60, 67 

Daniel, 14. 51 

Family, 31 

Hobart, 52, 55 

John, Capt., 14, 27, 43, 49, 50, 58 

Mehitabel, 7, 9, 10-18. 27. 28, 30. 
32, 45, 51,55, 60, 67 

Nehemiah, 13-17, 51, 52, 55, 60. 
66 
Mather, Increase, 49 
McCoy, Alexander, 177 
McNair, John, 164 

Robert, 115 

William, 163, 164 



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Index 



McNair, John & Co., 164, 165 

Merwin, Jane Staples, ^^ 

Middlebrook, Joseph, 125 

Miller, Shaw, 115 

Miner, Simeon, 48 

Minor, Samuel, 62 

Monck, Margaret (Chandler), 17, 57 

Monroe, President, 180, 187 

Moon, , no 

Moore (More, Moir, Moor, Muir, 
Mure), 22 

Harold Wielis, 171 

Harold Wielis, Jr., 171 

John Crary, 171 

Mary Louise, 171 

Mary Virginia, 171 

Ruth McDonald, 171 

Thomas Edgar, 171 
Morelly, Anna, 40 
Morgan, Wm., 59 
Morton, Alexander, 33 

Ashbel, 103, 114 

Charles Benjamin, 115 

Hattie Paulina, 115 

James, ZZ, 34 

James Alexander, 115 

Jay, 5, 34, 36 

Joseph Hill, 114 

Lulu, 36, 37 

Lydia Maria, 114 

Margaret, 36 

Margaret Ann, 114 

Martha, 33 

Martha Lane, 114 

Mary, 36 

Mary Esther, 34. 35 

Mary Florence, 115 

Mehitabel Crary, 34 

Roscoe, z'^ 

Sally, 119 

Sarah, 100 

Sarah Banks, 114 

Sarah Hill, "]•], 103, 113, 114, 116, 

157 
Sarah Melvina, 115 
Thomas Crary, 34, 36 



Morton, William Hesakiah, 114 
Mott, John R., 36 

Nichols, Ella C, Mrs., 155, 188 

Gov., 138 

William, 188 

Wm., 133 
Norberry, Mrs. Dr., 172 
North, , 112 

Northend, Emma, 40 

Robert, 40 
Noyes, Ellen Holmes, Mrs., 5 

Ogden, Molly, 116, 157 
Oldham, John, 42 
Osborne, Dr., 179 
Osgorby, , 40 

Packer, Edward, 26 

Palfrey, , 49 

Palmer, Gershon, 58 

Park, Dorothy (Thompson), 47 

Martha, 11, 18, 47 

Martha (Chaplin), 47 

Kobert, 66 

Robert, Capt., 18, 47 

Thomas, 18, 47 
Peck, Anna, 14, 51 
Pecke, Catherine, 40 

John, 40 
Peters, Hugh, 43 

Pettis, , 64 

Prentice, Alice, 12 

Esther, 10, 12, 45 

Hester, 12, 45 

John, 12, 45 

Jonas, 63 

Valentine, 12 
Plummer, Fanny, 36 
Pomroy, Benj., 65 
Poor. Gen., 69, 70 
Post, John, 61 
Potter, William, 72 
Purdy, John, 121 

Quantrell, Ernest E., zi 
Jane, , Z7 



Index 



211 



Quantrell, Virginia , 37 

Quass, , 151 

Radeker, C. W., 164 
Ramsey, James, 120 
Randall, Jonathan, 26 
Ratcliff, William, Mrs., 104, 105 
Read, Edmund, Col., 40, 43 

Elizabeth, 43 

Margaret, 40 
Redfield, James, 145 
Rejmolds, Benjamin, 109 

Blake, 36 

Joseph, 34, 35 

Mrs., 35 
Richardson, Samuel, 59 
Robertson, , 19 

Geo. W., 114 

Lydia, 77 

Sherwood, 114 
Royce, , 120 

Solomon, Mrs., 119 
Rumsey, Benjamin, 136 

Saboni, Mehitabel Wid., 132 

Savage, , 121, 126 

Saxton, Joseph, Capt., 59 
Schenck, Elizabeth, 77, 138 
Schoellkopf, J. F., 163 
Sch6ellkopf, Horton & Co., 164 
Schoellkopf, McNair & Co., 164 
Schofield, Lane B., 164 
Schulze, Edward, 69, 97, 131 
Searles, Ruth, 26 
Seeley, Sherwood, 133 
Sherman, Gen., 190 
Sherwood. Abigail, 123 

Alice, 81, 123 

Ann, 123 

Ann (Turney), 123 

Benjamin, 81, 82, 88, 123-125, 127, 
140, 141, 181 

Hannah, 123 

Isaac, 123 

Jane, 123 

Laura, 133 



Sherwood, Mabel, 79-82, 88, 98, 100, 
122, 124, 125, 141 

Margaret, 123 

Mary, 123 

Mary Fitch, 126 

Matthew, 123 

Rebecca, 123 

Rose, 123 

Ruth, 123 

Sarah, 81, 82, 123, 125 

Stephen, 123 

Thomas, 81, 82, 123, 125, 126 

Tomson, 123 
Sidman, George D., 107 
Sigel, Charles, 165 
Silliman, Deborah Staples, 116, 158 
Smith, Anne, 91, 148 

C. H., 165 

Ella Townsend, 188 

Flavins C, 165 

Giles, Prof., 148 

Isaac, 63 

Lucy, 56 

Nathan, 62 

Perry R., 165 
Sniffen. Gracia Rae, 185 
Standish, Miles, 58 
Stanton, Anna, 60 

Dorothy, 60 

Family, 31 

Hannah, 59 

Joanna (Gardiner), 62 

John, 60 

John (Jonathan), Capt., 59, 66 

Jonathan, 13, 16, 52, 54 

Jos., 59 

Joseph, 13, 15-17, 52, 54, 59, 60, 
66 

Margaret, 60 

Mary, 13, 16, 17, 56, 62 

Nathan, Mrs., 105 

Nathaniel, 60 

Robert, 13, 16. 52, 54, 55, 62 

Samuel, 58 

Sarah, 58-60 

Thomas, 13, 16, 27, 52, 54, 59 



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Index 



Stanton, Thomas, Jr., 57 

Zerviah, 13-17, 51, 52, 55, 60, 66 
Staples, Alonzo, 103, 116, 117, 130, 
157, 158 

Ann Jane, 118 

Arretta Hill, 116, 117, 157 

Deborah, 129 

Edward, 116, 158 

Edward Jesup, 130 

Horace, 116, 129, 130, 158 

John, 116, 133, 158 

John Hill, 117, 118 

Patty Banks, 116, 129, 158 

Sidney, 116, 129, 158 

Sydney, 116, 129, 158 
Stevens, Henry, 44 
Stevenson, Anna, 15, 66 
St. Hiliario, Maud, 39 
Stone, Elizabeth Morehead, 195 

I. v., 164 
Stuart, Sophia, 187 
Sturges, Abigail, 89-91, 145, 146, 148, 
150 

Deborah, 145 

Fear, 8, 68 

Isaac, 128 

John, 87, 89, 128, 140, 142, 143, 
145, 148, 150 

Jonathan, 136, 145 

Joseph, 145 

Mary, 87-89, 128, 140, 142. 143, 

145 
Thomas, 145 
Sturgis, Jonathan, 127 

Taintor, Charles, 126 

Miss, 83, 126 
Taylor, Mary, 126 
Temple, Alice, 41 

William, 41 
Thompson. Alice, 57, 66 

Anthony, 57 

Bridget, 57, 66 

Dorothy, 18 

Hannah, 13, 16, 52, 54 

John. 57, 66 



Thompson, William, 57 

William, Rev., 52, 54 

Thorfin, , 54 

Tobias, Dr., 172, 179 
Treadwell, Mary, 128 
Tulloch, Elizabeth Reid, 174 

John R., 174 

Laverne Crary, 174 
Turney, Ann, 81, 82, 123, 125 

Benjamin, 82, 123, 125 

Mary, 123, 125 
Twistleton, Elizabeth, 40 

Henry, 40 

Margaret, 40 
Tyler, Mr., 28 

Underbill, John, 50 

Van Wyck, C. H., Gen., 120 

Washington, Agnes (Bateman), 54 

Ann, III 

Catherine, 13, 54 

Robert, 54 

Walter, 54 
Watkins, Augusta, 41 

John D., Dr., 168 

John D., Mrs., 175 

Humphrey, 41 
Webb, Charles, Col., 97, 98 
Wells, Capt., 119 
Wheeler, Anna, 48, 60 

Anne, 123 

Dorothy, 7, 9-12, 18, 26, 27, 30, 
46, 48 

Esther, 10-13, 16-18. 30, 46, 48. 
56, 63, 70 

Eunice, 48 

Family, 31 

Hannah, 48 

Isaac, II, 18, 47, 48 

Jabez, Capt., 131, 132 

John. 64 

Martha, 48 

Mary, 47 

Sarah, 123 



Index 



213 



Wheeler, Thomas, 11, 47, 123 

William, 10-12, 18, 46, 47 
White, Daisy, 173 

Ethel, 173, 174 

Ida Seymour, 173, 174 

Mason Crary, 173 

Mason Ray, 173 

Robert, Jr., 173 

Roberta Gertrude, 173, 174 
Whiting, Col., 97, 98, 131, 132 
Widdon, Richard, 95 
Wilcox, Thomas, ^2 
William, Earl of Arundel and Sussex, 

38, 39 
William the Conqueror, 38, 39 
Williams, Eunice, dz 

Isaac, 62 
Willis & Sotheran, 20 
Winthrop, Dean, 47 

Gov., 40 

John, 47, 66 

John, Jr., Gov., 43 
Woodridge, Timothy, 26 
Woodward, Daniel, 25 

Robert, 128 

Susannah, 128, 143, 145 
Worms, Robert White, 174 

William Ferdinand, 174 

William Marcus, 174 



Young, Augusta, 110 
Carrie, 175-177 
Charlotte, 155, 177 
Edward, Col, 175 
Elizabeth, TJ, no 
Esther, 109, 119 
Esther Hill, T], 116, 157 
Isabelle, 176, 178 
James Chandler, 155, 168, 169, 

175. 179 
J. C, Mrs., 155, 166, 168, 175 
Jirah Isham, 109, no, 190 
John Newton, 155, 168, 175-177, 

179 
Joseph, 109, 168, 175, 176 
Joseph, Mrs., 104, 105 
Louise Kimball, 155, 169 
Mary Ann, Mrs., 155, 159, 161, 

175-177 
Ophelia, no 
Polly Burr, 155, 169 
Robert, 109, 175 
Rufus, 109, no, 175 
Sarah, no 
Walter, no 
William, 102, io8-no 
William H., 168, 175 
"\'oung & Crary, 179 



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 




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Corrections and Additions 
"Calvert Crary and Eliza Hill" 

P. 27. Add opposite Mason Crary: "Mason Crary did not 
live in Shickshinny. He came from Knox, Albany Co., N. 
Y., to Beach Grove, Pa. Pie located at Berwick, Pa., 
about 1807 and removed to Wilkesbarre in 1814. Dr. 
Crary had a large practice in Wilkesbarre and vicinity 
and served during the yellow fever scourge in Phila- 
delphia. Upon retiring he settled in Beach Grove, Pa., 
where he resided until his death in 1855. His son, Nathan, 
settled in Shickshinny. (Above data from Sara Wood 
Crary.) 

P. 34. 18. iii. Jay— Died Oct. 24, 1919. 

P. 36. 18. Jay Morton — Died of pneumonia at Chicago, 111., 
Oct. 24, 1919. 

P. 37. 18B. iii. Morton, son of Lulu Morton and Ernest 
E. Quantrell, born March 7, 1922. 

P. 63. 13. Add Note : Daniel Denison, who married 
Esther Wheeler, father and mother of Mary Denison, 
was a Revolutionary Soldier (Private) from Stonington, 
Ct. (Refer to page 22, Ancestors of Jerry Crary and his 
wife, Laura Antoinette Dunham.) 

P. 104. Mary S. Hill, born Mar. 25, 1826. Add: "Married 
Luther Gorton; died at Liberty, N. Y., May 1, 1917, aged 
91 years." 

P. 107. 9. i. Caleb Baldwin, son of Sherwood and Betsey 
Buckley Hill, born July 7, 1829; died at Liberty, New 
York, October 6, 1924. 

iv. Augusta Hill Decker, daughter of Sherwood and 
Betsey Buckley Hill, born April 20, 1838; died at Liberty, 
New York, August 5, 1922. 

P. 110. 11. v. Rufus, son of William and Esther Hill 

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Young, born October 24, 1837; died at Liberty, New 
York, August 30, 1927. 

P. 112. Add under Amanda M.: "Died in auto accident at 
Dunkirk, N. Y., August 26, 1918, aged 63 years." 

P. 114. 13. ii. Lydia Maria Morton. Add: "Died Mar. 
31, 1918, aged 85 yrs. 

iii. Joseph, son of Ashbel and Sarah Hill Morton, born 
Mar. 23, 1835 ; died at Liberty, N. Y., August 27, 1927. 
iv. Margaret Morton Maffitt, daughter of Ashbel and 
Sarah Hill Morton, born April 27, 1837; died at Chicago, 
III, January 21, 1926. 

xi. Mary Morton Miller, daughter of Ashbell and Sarah 
Hill Morton, born April, 1854; died at Oneonta, N. Y., 
Nov. 25, 1923. 

P. 115. Add: "Sherwood B. Robertson, (who formerly 
lived at Cooper Tract, Forest County, Pa.) eldest son 
of Geo. W. and Lydia M. Robertson, died of pneumonia 
at Mountain Lake, N. J., October 29, 1918. 

P. 137. The descendants of Calvert Crary and his wife, 
Eliza Hill, living in 1928, numbered 136, representing the 
several families, as follows : 

Horace H. Crary 27 

J. Mason Crary 1 5 

Mary Ann Crary Young 12 

Thomas Crary 12 

Denison Crary 37 

George Crary 9 

Jerry Crary 20 

Sarah Crary Fisk 4 

which includes : 

Mr. Thomas Crary 
Mrs. Denison Crary 
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Crary 
Mrs. Sarah Crary Fisk. 

P. 157. The eighteen grandchildren of Joseph and Sarah 
Banks Hill living in 1924: 

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Yrs. 
P. 107. Caleb Baldwin Hill, born July 7, 1829 95 

P. 181. Thomas Crary, born June 22, 1834 90 

Jerry Crary, born June 14, 1842 82 

Sarah Crary Fisk, born April 14, 1845 79 

P. 110. Walter Young, born March 22, 1833 91 

Rufus Young, born October 24, 1837 87 

P. 111. Alice Hill DuBois, born June 17, 1853 71 

David S. Hill, born July 5, 1854 70 

P. 112. Joseph M. Hill, born March 15, 1858 66 

Rufus Hill, born January 6, 1860 64 

P. 114. Joseph Hill Morton, born March 23, 1835 89 

Margaret Morton Maffitt, born April 27, 1837 87 

P. 115. Sarah Morton Gavitt, born Sept. 29, 1848 76 

Charles Morton, born Jan. 13, 1851 73 

P. 118. Anna Staples Merwin, born Feb. 17, 1844 80 

P. 120. Charlotte Clements Ramsey, born July 18, 1849...75 

John Newton Clements, born May 31, 1851 73 

Louise Clements Royce, born April 6, 1854 70 

Total (years) 1418 

Average Age (years) 79 

P. 165. Line 7, change G. G. Davidge to E. G. Davidge. 
HORACE H. CRARY FAMILY 

P. 169. 24. Children of Otto Eugene and Polly Young 
Keller : 

i. Mary Louise, born at Liberty, N. Y., June 3rd, 1916. 
ii. Chandler Young, born at Liberty, N. Y., Sept. 14th, 

1917. 
iii. Jean, born at Liberty, N. Y., July 7th, 1923. 

P. 169. 20. Fred H. Haskins, husband of Grace Crary Flas- 
kins, born at New Britain, Conn., April 1st, 1859; died of 
heart trouble at Binghamton, N. Y., November 11th, 

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1920, and was buried in Floral Park Cemetery, Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. 

P. 169. 20. i. Horace Henry, son of Fred H. and Grace 
Crary Haskins, born at Binghamton, N. Y., October 4, 
1895; died of heart trouble December 1, 1924, at Bing- 
hamton, N. Y., and was buried in Floral Park Cemetery. 
20A. Polly Burr Haskins^ (Grace Crary^, Horace H.'', 
Calvert^, Thomas^, Thomas^, Nathan^, Peter2, Peteri), 
daughter of Fred H. and Grace Crary Haskins, born at 
Binghamton, N. Y., March 24th, 1898; married at the 
Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church at Binghamton, 
N. Y., Sept. 5, 1923, 

Robert Huhng Williams, born at Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 
5, 1894. 

P. 170. 21. Thomas Burr Crary, born at Hancock, N. Y., 
Sept. 26, 1866; died at Binghamton, N. Y., December 3, 
1920, and was buried in Floral Park Cemetery, Bingham- 
ton, N. Y. 

Louise Brintnall Crary, wife of Thomas Burr Crary, born 
at Somerville, N. J., Oct. 12, 1868; died at Binghamton, 
N. Y., January 30, 1924, and was buried in Floral Park 
Cemetery, Binghamton, N. Y. 

P. 170. 21 A. Add: "GifTord Brintnall Crary^, (Thomas 
Burr^, Horace H.'', Calvert^ Thomas^ Thomas^ Nathan^, 
Peter2, Peteri),born Feb. 28, 1897, at Binghamton, N. Y. ; 
married at Rochester, Minnesota, April 5, 1919, 

Elma Irene Giere, born at Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 
August 27, 1898. 

World War Record of Gifford Brintnall Crary: 

Enlisted April 19, 1917, as a Private in the Medical De- 
partment at Fort Slocum, New York City. 
Transferred to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, where he 
was promoted to 1st Class Private. 
September, 1918, he was sent to the Mayo Clinic in 
Rochester, Minn., Inter going to Fort Snclling. Minn., 



where he received his honorable discharge July 31st, 
1919. 

P. 170. 21 B. Louise Crary^, (Thomas Burr Crary^, Horace 
H.7, Calvert^, Thomas^, Thomas^ Nathan^, Peter^, Peteri), 
daughter of Thomas Burr and Louise Brintnall Crary, 
born at Binghamton, N. Y., May 20, 1900; married at 
Binghamton, N. Y., June 12, 1926, 

Arthur Eldridge Symons, born Dec. 13th, 1896, at Sag- 
inaw, Michigan. 
Children : 
i. Margaret Louise, born at Seattle, Wash., June 4, 1927. 

P. 171. Change Harold Wielis to Harold Willis; also, iv., 
Harold Wielis, Jr., to Harold Willis, Jr. 
Add vii. : Richard Meredith, born Aug. 23, 1920. 
23. Harold Willis Moore, husband of Mary Crary Moore, 
born at Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 6, 1873 ; died of bronchial 
pneumonia Sept. 8, 1926, at his home in Denver, Colo., 
and was buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Denver. 

P. 171. 23A. Ruth McDonald Moore^, (Mary CraryS, Hor- 
ace 117, Calvert^, Thomas^, Thomas'^, Nathan^, Peter^, 
Peter^), daughter of Harold Willis and Mary Crary 
Moore, born at Englewood, N. J., April 10th, 1900; mar- 
ried at the home of her parents in Denver, Colo., Nov. 
16th, 1921. 

Harold James Riley, born Nov. 29th, 1887, at Winnipeg, 
Manitoba. Children : 
i. Harold James, Jr., born at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aug. 
15, 1922. 

ii. Ruth Murgatroid, born at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sept. 
23, 1923. 

iii. Thomas MacDonald, born at Winnipeg, Manitoba, 
Mar. 11, 1925. 

P. 174. After ii. Laverne Crary, add: 

iii. Phillis Tulloch, born Oct. 12th, 1919. 
iv. Virginia Reid, born Dec. 23rd, 1921. 

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J. MASON CRARY FAMILY 

P. 174. 27. Roberta White Worms, daughter of Robert and 
Ida Crary White, born at Winter Park, Fla., April 24th, 
1888; died Nov, 30, 1924. Her body was cremated and 
the ashes lowered into the sea off the Florida coast. 
Children of William Ferdinand and Roberta White 
Worms : 

i. Robert White, born at Jersey City, N. J., Sept. 30, 
1911. 

ii. William Marcus, born at Roselle Park, N. J., Aug. 
9, 1914. 
iii. Donald, born at Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 24th, 1923. 

P. 174. 28. Under Claire Crary Kimpbell, change 1913 to 
"1914". 

MARY ANN CRARY YOUNG FAMILY 
P. 177. 29A. Joseph Ovid Horton^, (Carrie YoungS, Mary 
Ann Crary'', Calvert^, Thomas^, Thomas'^, Nathan^, Peter^, 
Peter^), son of James H. and Carrie Young Horton, born 
at Sheffield, Pa., July 14, 1888; married at Grove City, 
Penna., Jan. 15, 1921. 

Ruth Neigh, born at Big Run, Penn., March 28, 1892. 
The World War Record of Joseph Ovid Horton is : 
Joseph Ovid Horton, Army Serial Number 711,292, en- 
listed November 28, 1917; was assigned to 47th Aero 
Squadron; transferred December 18, 1917, to 211th 
Aero Squadron; transferred May 17, 1918, to Casual 
Detachment, Aero General Supply Depot and Concen- 
tration Camp, Garden City, L. I., N. Y. ; transferred 
July 5th, 1918, to 318th Aero Squadron; sailed for over- 
seas service July 14, 1918; returned to the United 
States December 4, 1918; transferred December 8, 1918, 
to Camp Sherman, Ohio, and was honorably discharged 
December 24, 1918, a private, 10th Company, 3rd Train- 
ing P)atallion, 158th Depot Brigade. 

P. 178. 30. John FI. Hull, husband (^f Isabelle Young Hull, 
died August 23rd, 1922, at Los Angeles, California. 



p. 178. 31. Add under Homer Johnson: "Born at Harri- 
son Valley, Pa., Sept. 11, 1883." Also after ii, Prudence 
Knapp Johnson, add : 

iii. Horton, born at Lawrenceville, 111., Feb. 4th, 1918. 
iv. Homer, born at Lawrenceville, 111., Dec. 7th, 1919, 
V. Isabelle, born at Evanston, 111., Mar. 17th, 1921. 
vi. Caroline, born at Evanston, III, Sept. 7th, 1923. 

THOMAS CRARY FAMILY 

P. 179. Chang-e first 1885 to "1855." 

P. 181. Line 5. Add: Mrs. Crary was an active member 
of the Hancock Presbyterian Church. She was president 
of the Missionary Society and active in all departments 
of the church. She was also interested in many other 
social and benevolent activities. 

She died March 1, 1928, at the Binghamton City Hospital, 
Binghamton, N. Y., following an operation for acute in- 
testinal trouble. The funeral was held at the family 
home in Hancock on March 4th. She was buried in the 
Liberty Cemetery. 

P. 181. Line 23. Frances M. Bradley, born Nov. 20, 1848, 
died March 1, 1928. 

P. 181. George Gifford Davidge. Add: "Died at Bingham- 
ton, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1918, aged 59 years." 

P. 182. Under Thomas Crary Davidge add "(see note 
below)". 

"Note — 32A. Thomas Crary Davidge^, (Laverne Crary^, 
Thomas'', Calvert^, Thomas^, Thomas'*, Nathan^, Peter^, 
Peteri), born at Newark Valley, N. Y., April 11, 1891; 
married at Binghamton, N. Y., April 21, 1919." 

Elizabeth Hayden Raymond, born at Nicholson, Pa., Dec. 
21, 1888. Children: 

i. Thomas Crary, Jr., born at Binghamton, N. Y., Oct. 
27, 1921. 

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ii. Edward Raymond, born at Binghamton, N. Y., Mar. 

8, 1926. 

The World War Record of Thomas Crary Davidge, is : 
Thomas C. Davidge, Army Serial Number 703,417, en- 
listed May 25, 1917, at Governor's Island, N. Y., for 
Quartermaster Enlisted Reserve Corps ; was assigned 
to Quartermaster Detachment, Fort Jay, N. Y., August 
25, 1917; transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y., August 29, 
1917; to Ofiice of Camp Quartermaster, Camp Meigs, 
Washington, D. C, December 20, 1917; to Motor Truck 
Unit No. 445 March 28, 1918; to Company B, 14th 
Supply Train, 14th Division, October 24, 1918; to Head- 
quarters Detachment Motor Transport Corps, Camp 
Custer, Michigan, and was honorably discharged March 
21, 1919, as a sergeant. 

P. 182. 33. Children of Thomas Delos and Virginia Jones 
Crary, add : 

ii. Nancy Honaker, born at Waynesville, N. C, Novem- 
ber 3, 1918. 

iii. Lura Laverne, born at Binghamton, N. Y., July 11, 
1922. 

DENNISON CRARY FAMILY 

P. 184. 34A. Marion Elma Crary^, (Edward Bussell Crary^, 
Denison^, Calvert*^, Thomas^ Thomas^ Nathan^, Peter^, 
Peter^), daughter of Edward Bussell and Gertrude Carter 
Crary, born at Canisteo, N. Y., August 20, 1899; married 
June 16th, 1925, at Aberdeen, Wash. 

Thomas Gerald Fay, born August 10, 1900, in Harlan Co., 
Ky. 

P. 184. 34B. Gerald Carter Crary^, (Edward Bussell Crary^, 
Denison'', Calvert"^, Thomas^, Thomas^ Nathan^, Peter^, 
Peter^), son of Edward Bussell and Gertrude Carter 
Crary, born at Costello, Penna., Jan. 13, 1902; married at 
Aberdeen, Wash., Sept. 4th, 1926. 

Marjorie Jo Graham, born at Riverside, Wash., Dec. 3rd, 
1904. 

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p. 185. 35A. i. Irene Jay Crary^, (Preston^, Dennison^, 
Calvert^ Thomas^, Thomas^, Nathan^, Peter^, Peteri), 
married Walter T. Brachvogel (born at Durango, Col., 
Feb. 20, 1897) at Portland, Oregon, July 9, 1919. 
Children: i. Merle Ted, born Sept. 21, 1920, at Port- 
land, Oregon. 

ii. Anita Jane, born May 5, 1923, at Portland, Oregon. 

P. 185. 38. Children of Samuel C. and Polly Crary Bunn, 
Add: 

V. Samuel C, Jr., born Feb. 16, 1920, at Aberdeen, 
Wash. 

vi. Twin Girls — Geraldine Denison, Jeanette Elma — 

vii. born Mar, 2, 1924, at Aberdeen, Wash. 

viii. Charlotte Joanne, born Oct. 26, 1926, at Aberdeen, 

Wash. 

P. 186. 39. Children of George Henry and Amy Crary 
Holmes : Add : 

V. Denison Crary, born at Lancaster, N. Y., July 11, 
1918. Died of diphtheria Dec. 28, 1921, at Lancaster, N. Y. 
vi. Patricia Elma, born at Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 27, 
1923. 

P. 186. 39A. Horace Holmes Crary^, (Denison^, Calvert^, 
Thomas^, Thomas'^, Nathan^, Peter^, Peter^), son of Deni- 
son and Elma Hoxie Crary, born at Vestal, N. Y., Nov. 
3, 1890; married at Shelton, Wash., Sept. 21st, 1921, 
Geneva Elizabeth May Sargison, born at Shelton, Wash., 
May 9, 1892. 

The World War Record of Horace Holmes Crary is : 
Enlisted December 2, 1917, as a Private in the 27th 
Engineers (Special Mining Regiment). Transferred to 
Camp Meade, Maryland, where he was promoted to 
Corporal in February, 1918, and to Sergeant in March, 
1918. Transferred to 4th Engineers Officers Training 
Camp at Camp Lee, Virginia, where he received com- 
mission as 2nd Lieutenant May 25th, 1918. Assigned 



to Co. D, 311th Engineers, 86th Division, located at 
Camp Grant, Illinois. Saw overseas service from Sept. 
21st, 1918, to June 19th, 1919. Honorably discharged 
July 3rd, 1919, at Washington, D. C. 

JERRY CRARY FAMILY 

192. The records of the Adjutant General of the War De- 
partment at Washington show^ that : 

Jerry Crary v\ras enrolled August 15th, 1862, and that he 
v^as mustered into service October 8th, 1862, at Monti- 
cello, N. Y., for three years as corporal in Company H, 
143rd New York Infantry Volunteers, Civil War. He 
was promoted sergeant, March 7th, 1863, was wounded 
in action May 15th, 1864, at Resaca, Georgia, and was 
honorably discharged from service June 7th, 1865, at 
Buffalo General Hospital, New York, a sergeant, on 
account of disability. 
The records of the General Accounting Office at Wash- 
ington show that : 
The pay of a private in the Civil War from August 6th, 
1861, to April 30th, 1864, was $13.00 per month, and from 
May 1st, 1864, to the close of the war was $16.00 per 
month. 

The pay of a corporal from August 4th, 1854, to April 
30th, 1864, was $13.00 per month, and from May 1st, 
1864, to the close of the war was $18.00 per month. 
The pay of a sergeant from August 4th, 1854, to April 
30th, 1864, was $17.00 per month, and from May 1st, 
1864, to the close of the war was $20.00 per month. 

194. Add : "Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Crary celebrated their 
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on September 13, 1920. 
This makes the record of such anniversaries in 1928, as 
follows : 

Thomas Crary and Mehitabel Mason, 1772-1832, 60 
years, and their son ; Thomas Crary and Polly Holmes, 
1797-1851, 54 years, and their son; Calvert Crary and 
Eliza Hill, 1823-1878, 55 years, and their sons; J. Mason 

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Crary and Ann B. Hill, 1855-1905, 50 years; Thomas 
Crary and Frances M. Bradley, 1865-1928, 62 years; 
Jerry Crary and Laura Antoinette Dunham, 1870-1928, 
57 years. 

The mai-ried life of one of Mrs. Jerry Crary's sisters was 
sixty-five years, and that of one brother was fifteen days 
less than fifty years. 

P. 196. Add under 42>4 : Miner D. CraryS, (Jerry^, Calvert^, 
Thomas^ Thomas'^, Nathan^, Peter^, Peter^), born at 
Sheffield, Pa., Aug. 4, 1875; married 
Edith Ingraham, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., July 28, 1884. 
They were married at her mother's home, 444 Clinton 
Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y., June 12, 1917. 
Children : 

i. Winifred Andrews, born at Warren, Pa., July 4, 1918. 
ii. Miner Dunham, Jr., born at Warren, Pa., Sept. 8, 1920. 
iii. Horace Ingraham, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., May 10, 
1924. 

P. 196. Add under 44: Children of Raymond V. and Marion 
C. Ingersoll, Add : 

iv. Raymond Crary, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1918. 
V. Marion Vail, born at Brooklyn, N. Y., April 25, 1920. 

P. 196. 44. 

i. Change Miner Crary Ingersoll to read, "Jerry Crary 
Ingersoll". 

ii. Change Agnes Crary Ingersoll to read, "Asho Crary 
Ingersoll". 



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