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(1) Thomas Sherman, of Suf- 
SHERMAN folk, England, died March i6, 

(II) Henry, son of Thomas Sherman, liorn 
in 1520, married Agnes Butler. 

(III) Henry (2), son of Henry (1) Sher- 
man, died 1610: married Susan Hills. 

(IV) Samuel, son of Henry (2) Sherman, 
born 1573, married Phillis Ward. 

(\') Philip, son of Samuel Sherman, came 
from England in 1633, settling in Roxbury, 
Massachusetts, afterward moving to Rhode 
Island. He left the Congregational church 
and united with the Society of Friends. He 
died 1686. He was called' the Hon. Phillip 
Sherman. He married Sarah Odding. 

(VT) John, son of Phillip Sherman, mar- 
ried Sarah Spooner. 

(VII) Phillip (2), son of John Sherman, 
born 1676, died 1740; married Hannah Wil- 

(VIII) Jacob, son of Phillip (2) Sherman, 
born April 9, 1708: married August 29. 1729, 
Mary Ellis. 

(IX) Zurviah, daughter of Jacob Sher- 
man, married Ebenezer Cushman. 

(X) Jedida, daughter of Ebenezer Cush- 
man, became the wife of Caleb Gififord (see 
Cifford IV). 

(The Cornell Line). 

(I) Matthew Cornell, liorn November 11, 
1745. The place of his birth is not known. 
At the age of twenty-nine or thirty and at 
the commencement of the revolutionary war 
his family was living at Ponegansett, Bristol 
county, Massachusetts. He was a seafaring 
man and captain of a whaler, was captured 
by a British cruiser in 1776 or 1777, and 
confined on board a British prison ship lying 
in the harbor of New York. After suffering 
everything but death from hunger and malaria 
(and history says 12.000 prisoners died in 
these horrible prison ships), he was released 
in 1778 or 1770. and after recoveria^ irom 
the effects of imprisonment, he lived a short 

time in Ponegansett, whence he emigrated 
with his wife and one or two children to Eas- 
ton, Washington county, about the year 1780. 
After a residence of about nine years in Eas- 
ton he moved to Cambridge and settled on the 
farm ( 1870) now owned by Gerritt Fort, 
where he acquired a respectable property, 
and reared a family of seven children, and 
departed this life March 4, 1807, in his sixty- 
third year. He had one brother who died in 
Faston, the father of Walter Latham, Wan- 
ton, etc. His wife's parents, Daniel and Amy 
Shrieve left seven children, Daniel, Abigail, 
Mary, Elizabeth, Christopher, Ruth and God- 
frey. Elizabeth was the wife of Matthew 
Cornell. They both embraced the Quaker 
faith, and their remains rest in the Quaker 
burying ground in Easton, Washington 
county. New York. 

He married Elizabeth Shrieve, born No- 
vember 23, 1750, died April 9, 1829. They 
were married about the year 1774. Children: 
.\mv, born December 11, 1774, died Septem- 
ber 16, 1814; Elizabeth, February 19, 1778. 
died July 6, 1806; John, June 24, 1780, died 
May "15. 1839; Walter, August 24, 1782, died 
Alarch 4, 1833: Hannah, September 10, 1784, 
died August 15, 1821 ; Matthew, March 22, 
1787, died January 29, 1854; George, Sep- 
tember 13. 1790; Millicent, June 28, 1792, 
died July" ^o, 1886; married. May 26, 1810, 
Gideon Gifford (see Gifford VI). 

A very interesting and valuable document 
which is in the possession of Mrs. Alice (Gif- 
ford) Hayward is a legal manifesto signed 
July 19, 1776, by her great grandfather, Mat- 
thew Cornell, and by the governor of the 
Island of St. Eustatia : 

St. Eustatia, 

July 19, 1776. 
Be it known to all Whom this may Concern 
that we Matthew Cornell and George Whippy 
late Masters of the Ship Jacob (?) and Brig. 
George Who Arrived at this Island on the 20th 
day of June 1776 from a Whaling Voyage, which 
our protest more fuley Explains we the Depon- 
ants Maketh Oath and Solemnly Deposeth that 
we waited with great Expectations of hearing 

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from our owners before we offred our Vessles 
and Cargoes for sale which we did not do Until 
th 29th Day of June 1776 that on that day his 
Britamuck Magestys ship of Warr the Pomona 
Cap Ea^;twood which then lay at harbor in the 
Road. Wrote to his honor the Govournor of this 
Uland and made a Demand of our Vessels and 
Cargoes, also that of and some Phil- 
adelphia Vessels at Anchor in the Road, as being 
the property of people in Rebellion (being the 
by the S. Capt. Eastwood) his Re- 
quest was denied however we were advised by 
all Means to Unbend our Sails and Land our 
Cargoes, which we did without delay, and further 
it was the opinion of most people here, we ought 
for the Interest of our owners to Sell our Vessels 
and Cargoes and that from the Critical Circum- 
stances of the Unhappy affair between Great 
Britain and the Colonies and the Actual risk of 
being made prisoners of it if we attempted to 
move out of the Road, and also the farther actual 
Risk of the Hurricanes which we must be ex- 
posed to did we Lay here During the Months of 
July, Aug. and Sept. — the 15th Oct furthermore 
we have the Greatest Reason to Suspect the 
aforesaid Capt Eastwood was Determined to take 
our Vessels as His ship the Pomona was Cruis- 
ing off this Road Continually after the Govornor 
Denied Delivering up our Vessels and Cargoes. 
We might write much more but farther at pres- 
ent the Dcponants Saith not in Testimony where 
of we have set our hand and seal this day 

Matthew Cornell 
George VVhippye 

Obadiah Rogers 

Ebcnezer Eblan (?) 

Before the Honble Mraham Heyliger Govonor 
over the Islands St. Eustatia, Saba and St. Mar- 

Personally appeared before me Matthew Cor- 
nell and George Whippye Marriners 
and further the Deponants Saith not swore to be- 
fore me the 20th July 1776 and given from under 
our hand and the seal of Government 

Signed Mr. m Heyliger. 

The seal of the government is also affixed 
in red wax. 

.As the records show Matthew Cornell left 
the seas before 1780, at which time he immi- 
grated with his wife and one or more chil- 
dren to Easton, Washington county. New 
'S'ork, as before stated. At one time (date 
unknown) he brought two exquisite china 
punch bowls from China. One of these was 
fur many years in the possession of the 
Whiteside family on Chautauqua Lake, but 
as all the family have passed away some one 
else now has it in keeping. The other and 
by far the handsomer of the two came through 
Millicent (Cornell) Clifford to her son, W^-ll- 
ter Cornell Clifford, and is unw in the pos- 

session of his daughter, Millicent Cornell 
(Clifford) Jenkins, of Duniont, New Jersey. 
Mrs. Ha\ward has three other interesting 
papers, one an announcement of the death of 
Mr. W. Cornell, member of the assembly in 
Albany. This Mr. W. Cornell was Walter 
Cornell, born August 24, 1782, died March 
4. 1833, son of Matthew Cornell, and brother 
of Millicent (Cornell) Gifford. His nephew 
and namesake, Walter Cornell Gifford, fol- 
lowed in the footsteps of his uncle and served 
the Second Chautauqua District two terms in 
the assembly beginning 1890. This docu- 
ment is printed in gold on green satin. The 
second one is the original deed given by the 
Holland Land (."ompany to Gideon Gifford 
the 8th of June, 1829. and the third a descrip- 
tion of the Cushman monument at Burial Hill, 
Plvmouth, Massachusetts. 

The lineage of a very large 
I'CT.XAM part of Putnams of New Eng- 
land is traced to John Putnam, 
the immigrant, the ancestor of several promi- 
nent citizens of the early days of Massachu- 
setts. The name comes from Puttenham. a 
place in England, and this perhaps from the 
Flemish word putte. "a well," plural putten, 
and ham, signifying a "home," and the whole 
indicating a settlement by a well. So'iie four 
or five years after the settlement of Salem, 
Massachusetts, it became necessary to extend 
the area of the town in order to accommodate 
a large number of immigrants who were de- 
sirous of locating within its jurisdiction, and. 
as a consequence, farming communities were 
established at various points, some of them 
being a considerable distance from the center 
of population. Several families newly arrived 
from England founded a settlement which 
they called Salem Milage, and the place was 
known as such for more than a hundred years. 
It is now called Danvers. Among the original 
settlers of Salem Village was John Putnam. 
Lie was the American progenitor of the Put- 
nams in New England, and among his de- 
scendants were the distinguished revolution- 
ary generals. Israel and Rufus Putnam. Much 
valuable information relative to the early his- 
tory of the family is to be found in the "Es- 
se.\ Institute Collection." In common with 
most of the inhabitants, they suffered from 
the witchcraft delusion, but were not seriously 



(I ) The hr^t ancestor of whom detiiiite 
knowledge is ohtainable is Rodoer. a tenant 
of Puttenham in 1086. 

(II) The second generation is represented 
l)y Galo. of the same locahty. 

' (III) Richard, born 1154, (Hed 1181). pre- 
sented the Hving of the church of I'uttenham 
to the ]irior and canons of Ashby. 

(I\') Simon de Puttenham was a iaught nf 
Herts in 1 199. 

{\') Ralph de Puttenham. a juryman, m 
1 199, held a knight's fee in Puttenham of the 
honor of Leicester in 1210-12. 

( VT ) William de Puttenham is the next in 

( \TT) |nhn de I'uttenham was lord of the 
manor of I'uttenham in 129 1, and was a son 
of William. His wife, "Lady of Puttenham, 
held half a knight's fee in Puttenham of the 
honor of Wallingford, in 1303." 

(MIL) Sir Roger de Puttenham, son of 
the Ladv of I'uttenham, was born prior to 
1272, and with his wife, Alina, had a grant 
of lands in Penne in 1315. He was sheriff of 
Herts in 1322, in which year he supported 
Edward 11. against the Mortimers. His wife, 
perhaps identical with Helen, is called a 
daughter of John Spigornel, and was married 
( second ) to Thomas de la Hay, king's com- 
missioner, knight of the shire, in 1337, who 
held Puttenham with reversion to the lieirs of 
Rodger Puttenham, and land in Penne in right 
of his wife. 

(IX) Sir Rodger de Puttenham was jiar- 
doned by the king in 1338. probably on ac- 
count of some political ofTense. The next 
year he was a follower of Sir John de Molyns. 
and was a knight of the shire from 1355 to 
1374. He hail a grant of remainder after the 
death of Christian Berdolfe, of the manor of 
Long Mar.ston, in 1370-71. He had a second 
wife, Marjorie, in 1370. 

( X ) Robert, son of Sir Rodger de Putten- 
ham, in 1346, held part of a knight's fee in 
Marston, which the Lady of Puttenham held. 
He was living in 1356. 

(XI) William, .son of Robert de Putten- 
ham, of Puttenham and Penne. was commis- 
sioner of the peace for Herts in 1377, and 
was called "of Berk Hampstead." He was 
sergeant-at-arms in 1376. He married Mar- 
garet, daughter of John de Warbleton, who 
died in 1375. when his estates of Warbleton. 
Sherfield, etc.. passed to the Putnams. They 
had children: Henry. Robert and William. 

(XII) Henry, snn of William and .Mar- 
garet ( Warbleton 1 de Puttenham, was nearly 
sixty years of age in 14(j8, and died July 6, 
1473. He married Elizabeth, widow of Jef- 
fre\- Goodluck, who died in 148A, and was 
probably his second wife. 

(.\1II) \\'illiani, eldest son of Henry Put- 
tenham, was in possession of Puttenham, 
Penne, Sherfield and other estates. He was 
linried in London, and his will was jjroved 
Ldy 2^. 1492. He married .\nne, daughter 
"of John Hampden, of Hampden, who was 
living in i486. They bad sons: Sir ( leorge, 
Thomas and Nicholas. 

(XIV) Nicholas, third son of William and 
Anne (Hampden) Puttenham. of Penne. in 
1534, bore the same arms as his elder brother. 
Sir George. He had sons: John and Henry. 

(XV) Henry, younger son of Nicholas Put- 
nam, was named in the will oi his brother 
John, in 1526. 

(X\T) Richard, son of Henry Putnam, was 
of Eddelsboro in 1524, and owned land in 
Slapton. His will was proved February 26, 
1557, and he left a widow Joan. He had sons: 
Harry and John. 

(X\'II) John, second son of Richard and 
Joan Putnam, of Wingrave and Slapton, was 
buried October 2. 1573, and his will was 
]MX)ved November 14 following. His wife, 
.Margaret, was buried January 2j. 1568. They 
had sons: Nicholas, Richard, Thomas and 

(XVIII) Nicholas, elde,st son of John and 
Margaret Putnam, of Wingrave and Stukeley, 
died before September 27, 1598, on which date 
his will was proved. His wife, Margaret, was 
a daughter of John Goodspeed. She married 
(second), in 1614, William Huxley, and died 
lanuary 8, 1619. They had children: John, 
.\nne, Elizabeth, Thomas and Richard. 

( I ) John, eldest son of Nicholas and Mar- 
garet (Goodspeed) Putnam, was of the nine- 
teenth generation in the English line, and the 
first of the American line. He was born 
about 1580, and died suddenly in Salem \T1- 
lage, now Danvers, Massachusetts, December 
30. 1662, aged about eighty years. It is known 
that he was a resident of Aston Abbotts, Eng- 
land, as late as 1627, as the date of the bap- 
tism of the youngest son shows, but just when 
he came to New England is not known. Fam- 
ilv tradition is responsible for the date 1634, 
and the tradition is known to have been in the 
family over one hundred and fifty year^. In 

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1641. new style, John Putnam was granted 
land in Salem. He was a fanner, and exceed- 
ingly well off for those times. He wrote a 
fair hand, as deeds on file show. In these 
deeds he styled himself "yeoman" ; once, in 
1655, "hiishandman." His land amounted to 
two hundred and fifty acres, and was situated 
between Davenport's hill and Potter's hill. 
John Putnam was admitted to the church in 
1647, six years later than his wife, and was 
also a freeman the same year. The town of 
Salem in 1644 voted that a patrol of two men 
be appointed each Lord's day to walk forth 
during worship and take notice of such who 
did not attend service and who were idle, etc., 
and to present such cases to the magistrate : 
all of those appointed were men of standing in 
the community. For the ninth day John Put- 
nam and John Hathorne were appointed. The 
following account of the death of John Put- 
nam was written in 1733 by his grandson, Ed- 
ward : "He ate his supper, went to prayer 
with his family and died before he went to 
sleep." He married, in England, Priscilla 
fperlia])s Gould), who was admitted to the 
church in Salem in 1641. Their children, bap- 
tized at Aston .\bbotts, were : Elizabeth ; 
Thomas, grandfather of General Israel Put- 
nam, of the revolutionary war; John: Nathan- 
iel: Sara; Phoebe and John. 

(H) Nathaniel, third son of John and Pris- 
cilla Putnam, was baptized at Aston .Abbotts, 
October 11, 1619, and died at Salem Milage, 
July 23, 1700. He was a man of considerable 
landed property : his wife brought him sev- 
enty-five acres additional, and on this tract he 
built his house and established himself. Part 
of his property has remained uninterruptedly 
in the family. It is now better known as the 
"old Judge Putnam place." He was consta- 
ble in 1656, and afterwards deputy to the 
general court, 1690-91, selectman, and always 
at the front on all local questions, whether 
pertaining to politics, religious affairs, or other 
town matters. "He had great business activ- 
ity and ability, and was a person of extraordi- 
nary powers of mind, of great energy and .skill 
in the management of affairs, and of singular 
sagacity, acumen and quickness of perception. 
He left a large estate." Nathaniel Putnam 
was one of the principals in the great lawsuit 
concerning the ownership of the r)ishop farm. 
His action in this matter was merely to pre- 
vent the attempt of Zerubabel Endicott to 
push the bounds of the Bishop grant over his 

land. The case was a long and complicated 
affair, and was at last settled to the satisfac- 
tion of Allen and Putnam in 1683. December 
10. 1688, Lieutenant Nathaniel Putnam was 
one of the four messengers sent to Rev. Sam- 
uel Parris to obtain his reply to the call of the 
parish. Parris was afterwards installed as 
the minister of the parish, and four years later 
completely fleceived Mr. Putnam in regard to 
the witchcraft delusion. That he honesth- be- 
lieved in witchcraft and in the statements of 
the afflicted girls, there seems to be no doubt : 
that he was not inclined to be severe is evident, 
and his goodness of character shows forth in 
marked contrast with the almost bitter feeling 
shown bv many of those concerned. He lived 
to see the mistake he had made. That he 
should have believed in the delusion is not 
strange, for belief in witchcraft was then all 
but universal. The physicians and ministers 
called upon to examine the .girls, who pre- 
tended to be bewitched, agreed that such was 
the fact. Upham states that ninety-nine out 
of every hundred in Salem believed that such 
was the case. There can be no doubt that 
the expressed opinion of a man like Nathan- 
iel Putnam must have influenced scores of 
his neighbors. His eldest brother had been 
dead seven years, and he had succeeded to 
the position as head of the great Putnam 
family with its connections. He w-as known 
as "Landlord Putnam," a term given for many 
years to the oldest living member of the fam- 
ily. He saw the family of his brother, Thomas 
Putnam, afiflicted, and, being an upright and 
honest man himself, believed in the disordered 
imaginings of his grandniece, Ann. These are 
powerful reasons to account for his belief 
and actions. The following extract from Up- 
ham brings out the better side of his charac- 

"Entire confidence was felt by all in his judg- 
ment, and deservedly. Bnt he was a strong re- 
ligionist, a life-long member of the church, and ex- 
tremely strenuous and zealous in his ecclesiastical 
relations. He was getting to be an old man, and 
Mr. Parris had wholly succeeded in obtaining, for 
the time, possession of his feelings, sympathy and 
zeal in the management of the church, and secured 
his full co-operation in the witchcraft prosecutions, 
lie had been led by Parris to take the very front 
in the proceedings. But even Nathaniel Putnam 
could not stand by in silence and see Rebecca Nurse 
sacrificed. A curious paper written by him is among 
those which have been preserved: 'Nathaniel Put- 
nam, senior, being desired by Francis Nurse, St.. to 
give information of what T could say concerning his 
wife's life and conversation, I, the above said, have 


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known this aforesaid wDinan forty wars, and what 
I liave observed of Iut, lumian frailties excepted, 
lier life and conversation have been to her profes- 
sion, and she hath brought up a great family of 
children and educated them well, so that there is 
in some of them apparent savor of godliness. I 
have known her to differ with neighbors, but 1 
never knew or heard of any that did accuse her of 
what she is now charged with.' " 

In 1694 Nathaniel and John Putnam testi- 
fied to having lived in the village since 1641. 
Nathaniel married, in Salem, Elizaheth, daugh- 
ter of Richard and .\lice (Bosworth) Hutch- 
inson, of Salem A'illage. She was born .Au- 
gust 20, and baptized at Arnold, England, 
August 30, 1629, and died June 24, 1688. In 
1648 both Nathaniel and his wife Elizabeth 
were admitted to the church in Salem. Their 
children, all born in Salem, were : Samuel, 
Nathaniel, John, Joseph. Elizabeth, Heniamin 
and Alary. 

(Ill) Captain Benjamin Putnam, son of 
Nathaniel Putnam (q. v.), was born in Salem 
\"illage. December 24, 1664, and died there, 
about 1715. He was a prominent man in Sa- 
lem, and held many town offices: tythingman, 
1695-96; constable and collector, 1700; select- 
man, 1707-13. He was constantly chosen ty- 
thingman and surveyor of highways, and was 
frequently on the grand and petit juries. De- 
cember 30, 1709, he was chosen deacon of the 
Salem church. He had the title of "Mr." and 
held the positions of lieutenant and captain, 
1706-11. He married, August 25, 1685, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas Putnam. On the 
Salem records, however, it is stated that the 
name of his first wife was Hannah. She died 
December 21, 1705, and he married (second), 
lulv I. 1706, Sarah Holton. Benjamin Put- 
nam is often mentioned in the diary of Rev. 
Joseph Green and July 25, 1713, is reported 
therein to be very sick. He died in 1714 or 
1715. His will is dated October 28, 1706, and 
proved .\pril 25, 1715. Children: Josiah, 
baptized at Salem, October 2, 1687, probably 
died voung; Nathaniel, mentioned below; Tar- 
rant, born April 12, 1688; Elizabeth, January 
8. 1690: Benjamin, January 8, 1692-93; Ste- 
phen, October 27, 1694; Daniel, November 12, 
1696: Israel, August 22, 1699; Cornelius, Sep- 
tember 3, 1702. 

(JY) Deacon Nathaniel (2) Putnam, son of 
Captain Benjamin Putnam, was born in Sa- 
lem \'illage, .August 25, 1686, died October 21, 
1754. He married there, June 4, 1709. Han- 
nah Roberts, who died about 1763. He was 

a farmer by occupation, and lived in Danvers, 
and perhaps part of his life in North Reading. 
He was elected deacon of the First Church in 
Danvers, November 15, 1731. Children, born 
in Salem Village : Nathaniel, baptized Octo- 
ber I, 1710, died March 4, 171 1 : Jacob, born 
March 9, 1711-12, mentioned below; Nathan- 
iel, April 4, 1714, died February 11, 1720; 
Sarah, June i, 1716, unmarried in 1763; .Ar- 
chelaus, May 29, 1718; Ephraim, died about 
1759; married, April 12, 1739, Mehitable Put- 
nam; Ephraim, February 10, 1719-20, died 
November 13, 1777: married Sarah Crane; 
Hannah, March 4, 1721-22, died 1802; mar- 
ried, October 22, 1746, Solomon Hutchinson; 
Nathaniel, May 28, 1724, died July, 1763; 
married, February 6, 1744, Abigail Wilkins ; 
Mehitable, February 26, 1726-27. married 

Reuben Harriman ; Keziah, married 


(V) Jacob, son of Deacon Nathaniel Put- 
nain, was born in Salem \ illage, March 9, 
1711-12, died in Wilton, New Hampshire, Feb- 
ruary 10, 1781. He married (first), at Sa- 
lem, July, 1735, Susanna Harriman, of Dan- 
vers; (second) Susanna Styles, who died 
January 27, 1776; (third) Patience, mentioned 
in his will, proved February 28, 1781. He 
was a pioneer settler of Salem, Canada, now 
Wilton, New Hampshire, which was a grant 
of land to soldiers under Sir William Phipps 
in the Canada Expedition of 1690. The grant 
was made in 1735, and Jacob Putnam was 
there as early as 1738. In June, 1739. he and 
his brother Ephraim, and John Dale, made the 
first settlement. He built a house of two stor- 
ies in front and one in back, the remains of 
which could be seen in 1889. For the first 
three years of his residence there, his wife 
was the only woman who resided permanently 
in the town. During one winter the depth of 
snow and distance from neighbor,s were so 
great that she saw no one outside her iinme- 
diate fainily for six months. It is said that 
Jacob, together with his brothers, Ephraim 
and Nathaniel, after living for some years in 
Wilton, found the Indians troublesome, and 
returned to Danvers for a time, afterwards 
settling again in the former place. Jacob was 
a man of great industry, and beside carry- 
ing on a farm operated a sawmill. In his 
old age he employed himself in making cans. 
Children, the first four born at Salem, the 
next four at Wilton: Sarah, June 28, 1736, 
married Jonathan Cram, of Wilton ; Nathan- 

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iel, April 24, 1738, mentioned below; Philip, 
March 4, 1739-40, died young; Stephen, Sep- 
tember 24, 1741, died June 29, 1812, married 
Olive \'arniim : Philip, March, 1742. died Oc- 
tober 10, 1810, married (first), June 19, 1764, 
Abigail Jaquith; (second) January 10, 1767, 
Hannah Jacques ; Joseph. February 28, 1744, 
died November 17, 1826, married, 1763. ^li- 
riam Hamblett; Mehitable, December 25, 1745, 
died January 20. 1800, married Daniel Holt ; 
■ Jacob. November 15, 1747. died June 2, 1821, 
married (first). 1770, Abigail Burnap: (sec- 
ond) 1813, Mrs. Lucy Spoffard ; .-\rchelaus, 
October 15, 1749, died October 22, 1816. mar- 
ried Mary Nichols; Caleb, March 20, 1751, 

died in the army, 1776. married Amy ; 

Elizabeth, April 15, 1753, married. November 
26, 1778, Jacob Hardy, of .\lexandria: Peter. 
January 8, 1756. died July 3, 1776. in the army 
during the Ticonderoga campaign. 

(VI) Nathaniel, son of Jacob Putnam, was 
born in Danvers. .-\pril 24, 1738, died in Wil- 
ton. New Hampshire. ^lay 20, 1790. He mar- 
ried (first). December 2. 1762. ilary Eastman, 
of Hampstead, New Hampshire, who died De- 
cember 28, 1777. He married (second), Sep- 
tember, 1778, Mary Snow. Children by first 
wife: Peter, born November 29, 1763; Eli- 
phalet. January 23. 1766, died February 24 or 
25, 1826: Jonathan, December i. 1767, died 
September 29, 1770; Jonathan. July 29. 1770, 
died October 27, 1839; Elizabeth. April 25, 
1772, died December. 1845; married, Febru- 
ary 22. 1798. Joseph Dodge; Philip. March 15, 
1775; Mary. September 13. 1777, unmarried. 
Children by second wife: Phebe Snow. June 
-/• 1779. tl'ed December 14, 1786; Hannah. 
October 24. 1780. died May 29. 1854; mar- 
ried. November 30. 1797, Selah Severance : 
Calvin, mentioned below; Abigail Fox. July 
9. 1785. died August 7, 1846; married David 

(XII) Calvin, son of Nathaniel Putnam, 
was born in Wilton, New Hampshire, June 8, 
1782, died in Truxton. New York, May 9, 
1857. He married (first) Chloe Qiapin, who 
died August 22. 1818. aged thirty-six years; 
(second) .\my Clark, who died July 10, 1875. 
Children by first wife: i. Abigail S.. born 
at Heath. New Hampshire, in 1804, died in 
Ohio. 2. Eliphalet Fox, May 24, 1807, died 
March ii. 1882: married (first). May 12. 
1834. Persis K. P.uell ; no children; (second) 
in 1837. P>etscy Freeman P>ucll. a sister of for- 
mer wife ; children : Kendrick W.,born Septem- 

ber 29, 1838, died February 10. 1839; Ken- 
drick S., March i, 1840, a resident of Rome, 
New York; Persis K., May 13, 1842, died 
March 27, 1867; Cassius M.. August 14, 1845. 
died January 23, 1846; Cassius B., May 4. 
1847, died December 7, 1866; married 
(third), July 4, 1857, Jane Conklin ; by third 
wife, Frederick H., born January 30, i860. 3. 
Chloe Ann, born July, 1818. died February 
27, 1819. Children by second wife: 4. Clark 
S., born in 1819. died in March, 1865. in 
France. 5. Harlow C, born in August. i8_'j. 
died March 18. 1888. 6. Abigail Snow, born 
September 20. 1825, died August 20. 1898; 
married Rufus H. (Thapin. 7. William Wal- 
lace, mentioned below. 8. Orlando M., bom 
June 3, 183 1, died July i, 1883. 9. Mary F., 
born in 1833, died in 1840. 10. Persis 
born in November, 1836, died young. 11. 
Susan O., born in 1839. died in May, 1880. 

(MH) William Wallace, son of Calvin 
Putnam, was born in Truxton. New York, 
April 5, 1828, died there in the same house 
in which he was born, April 10, 1896. He 
married, October 6, 1852, Philinda Pierce, 
born April 23, 1829, died April 2, 1891, daugh- 
ter of Judah and Polly Pierce. Children, born 
at Truxton : Frederick ^^■allace. mentioned 
below; John P.. born September 4, i860, died 
August 19, 1878. 

(IX) Dr. Frederick W. Putnam, son of 
William \\'allace Putnam, was born in Trux- 
ton, New Y'ork, October 12. 1856. He at- 
tended the public schools of his native town 
and Homer Academy, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1876. He began the study of medi- 
cine in the office of Dr. H. C. Hendrick, of 
McGrawville. New York, and afterward took 
the regular course at the University Medical 
College of the City of New York. He gradu- 
ated in 1880. and at once began practice at 
Binghamton, New Y'ork, where he has since 
resided and continued activity in practice. He 
is a member of the Broome County Medical 
resided and continued actively in practice. He 
is also a member of the Binghamton Academy 
of Medicine, and of the New York Stale Med- 
ical Association, of which he was vice-presi- 
dent in 1894. From 1882 to 1884 he was 
school commissioner of the city of Bingham- 
ton. In politics he is a Republican, and in 
religion a Presbyterian. 

Dr. Putnam is very active in the Masonic 
fraternity, having attained the thirty-third 
degree. He is a past high priest of Bingham- 

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ton Chapter. No. 139. Royal .\rch Masons: a 
past master of the Cr_\'ptic Rite ; a past coni- 
niaiuler of Maha Commaiidery. No. 21, 
Knights Templar; past commander-in-chief of 
the Consistory : and is also past patron of Ot- 
seningo Chapter, No. 14, Order of the Eastern 
Star. For the past fourteen years he has 
written the reviews in the Grand Chapter of 
the State. Dr. Putnam is an enthusiast in the 
collection of antiquities. In June, 1908, Ham- 
ilton College conferred upon him the honor- 
ary degree of Master of Arts. His library 
contains nearly ten thousand volumes, including 
many rare copies, some of which cannot be 
duplicated : two thousand volumes relate to 
Masonry and kindred orders : in this part of 
the collection are a large number of scarce 
items and a few of excessive rarity. One 
book appears to be the only one in this coun- 
try, and of another English title, only two 
others of which are known on this side of 
the Atlantic. He has an excellent collection 
of titles relating to Hamilton College, among 
which may be mentioned several very rare 
pamphlets, a few of which are not owned 
by the college ; manuscript sermons bv Dr. 
Hall of the class of 1820, Albert Harnes, 
the great Bible commentator, president Hen- 
ry Davis, and the baccalaureate sermon 
in manuscript by President Samuel W. 
Fischer to the class of 1865. There are 
also autograph letters by the Hon. Ger- 
rit Smith, Hon. Lewis Cass, Daniel Hunt- 
ington, Charles Dudley \\'arner. Daniel S. 
Dickinson and others. He has numerous 
scrapbooks containing much that is valuable, 
and a multitude of manuscripts of great in- 
terest to the antiquarian. His collection of 
titles relating to Alexander Hamilton is very 
complete, beginning with 1784, and among 
which are the following : first. Observations 
on Certain Documents Contained in the His- 
tory of the United States for 1796 (a copy 
of the so-called suppressed edition) : second. 
"The Plamiltoniad," September. 1804: third. 
Caleneaus' collections in 1804. on the death of 
Hamilton ; fourth. Letters to .\. Hamilton : 
fifth. Propositions of Hamilton in the conven- 
tion for establishing a constitutional govern- 
ment for the United States in 1S02: sixth, 
Eulogy on Hamilton by H. G. Otis in 1804; 
seventh. Discourse on Hamilton by Eliphalet 
Nott in 1804: eighth. Oration on Ilamilton Ijy 
J. M. Mason. D."D., 1804: ninth. Letters from 
Hamilton concerning public conduct of John 

Adams in 1800: tenth. Reply to above by a 
citizen of New York in 1800; eleventh. Letter 
to Hamilton, occasioned by his letter to Presi- 
dent Adams; twelfth, Letters in reply to "Pa- 
cificus" on the President's proclamation of 
neutrality ; thirteenth, American Dialogues of 
the Dead, Washington Hamilton and Amase, 
in 1814: fourteenth. Autograph letter by 
Hamilton, dated December 21, 1791, and one 
in third person by Airs. Hamilton. 

The collection includes an interesting vol- 
ume of manuscript of date of 1783, bound in 
vellum called a "A'irginia Crop Book" ; this is 
filled with data relating to the age and local- 
ity. Another interesting sample is a complete 
file of the early Paine political pamphlets in 

Dr. Putnam's library includes two hundred 
volumes from the Roycroft Press, many of 
which are embellished in the beautiful hand 
work for which that press is noted, and many 
samples from the Mosher, Caxton, Torch, 
Ballantyne, Elston. Chiswick, and the cele- 
brated Kelmscott Press. He has a very com- 
plete file of Boston Artillery sermons from 
1 75 1 to date, in originals, and a very credit- 
able collection of Boston Fourth of July ora- 
tions for over a century, and a complete file 
of the March 5th orations, from 1770 to 1783. 
There is a fair collection on Mormonism, with 
a copy of the third edition of the Book of 
Alormons, 1840. Another example is the ex- 
tremely rare New England Primer with the 
woodcut of Hancock. He has nearly two 
hundred sermons and orations on the death 
of Lincoln. 

Dr. Putnam married, March 18, 1880, at 
Newark \'alley. New York, M. Elizabeth 
Tubbs, born July 29, 1858, at Prescott, Wis- 
consin, daughter of Moses N. and Juliette D. 
Tubbs. Moses N. Tubbs was a photographer, 
and followed his calling many years at Pres- 
cott, and later at various places in the state of 
New York, and is now living at Moravia, New 

The surname Waters is of 
WATERS Norman origin, and from the 

earliest times has been in use 
in England. Robert Watter, or Waters, of 
Cundall, an eminent merchant of York, was 
twice ma\or thereof, 1591 and 1603, and died 
May 12, 1612. His ancestor, Richard Watyr. 
a merchant of York, was sheriff in 143 1, Lord 
Mayor. 1436 and 145 1, and member of Parlia- 



me'nt in 1434. The Waters coat-of-arms, 
wliich is used by descendants of Richard Wat- 
ers, is described by Burke: Waters (York 
Herald temp. Ridiard no:) Sable on a fesse 
wavy argent, between three swans of the sec- 
ond, two bars wavy, argent. Crest : a demi- 
talbot argent in the mouth an arrow gules. 
Motto: Toujours FiJele. Richard Waters was 
baptized at St. Botolph, Aldersgate, England, 
March 3, 1604, son of James and Phebe Wat- 
ers, of London ; settled in Salem, Massachu- 
setts, and has many descendants. Lawrence 
Waters settled as early as 1636 in Watertown. 
Massachusetts, and removed to Lancaster, 
Massachusetts. His son, Jacob, lived in 
Charlestown, and it is believed that John, son 
of Adam and grandson of Jacob, settled at 
Hoosick, New York, where some of the family 
mentioned below settled. Descendants of 
Adam are living at Lowville, Xew York. .An- 
thony Waters settled before 1663 in Hemp- 
stead, Long Island ; Bevil Waters, before 1669, 
at Hartford, Connecticut. 

The early settlers of this surname at Col- 
chester, Connecticut, are believed to have 
come from Massachusetts, but the records do 
not furnish us proof of their former place of 
residence. John Waters was a settler and pro- 
prietor of Colchester before February 17, 
1703, when he shared in a second division of 
the common lands (pp. 41 and 114 "Hist, of 
Colchester"). Samuel \\'aters, presumably son 
of this first pioneer, John Waters, was a pro- 
prietor of Colchester, and is described as "of 
Hebron, alias Colchester," meaning that he 
had lived in both towns. It seems that the 
town of Colchester, sued him to recover lands 
he had in his possession and this suit was 
pending in 1718-19 (p. 118 "Hi'.story of Col- 
chester"), when the records refer to a co:u- 
mittee in charge of the litigation. The town 
must have won the suit or perhaps a similar 
suit, for in 1716 (p. 143) land recovered of 
Samuel Waters is mentioned. But the. town 
of Colchester afterward granted land to Sam- 
uel Waters, of Hebron, twelve acres on the 
line between Colchester and Hebron, being 
land "which he now hath under cultivation." 

William Waters, probably another son of 
John Waters, married, at Colchester, Janu- 
ary 13. 1725. Margaret Hills, and had a son, 
Joseph, born June 2, 1726. 

We know that Mary Bigelow, born July 31, 
1719, married a Waters, and that from her 
surname Bigelow \\'aters. mentioned below. 

took his name. The only one of the family men- 
tioned in Colchester appearing to be of a suit- 
able age to marry ^lary Bigelow was Lazarus 
Waters, who was second lieutenant of a com- 
pany from Lebanon and Colchester under 
Captain Daniel Dew-ey, of Lebanon, of which 
Bigelow Waters was a private. Lazarus Wat- 
ers appears to have died or moved from this 
section before 1787. when the tax rolls of Col- 
chester show that Theodore. Henry and Tim- 
othy were taxpayers (p. 153). It is presumed 
that these were sons of Lazarus, but possibly 
the\- were nephews. The census of 1790 is 
missing for Colchester, but in the adjacent 
town of Lebanon we find Aaron Waters hav- 
ing three males over sixteen, three under 
that age and three females in his family. 

(I) Colonel Bigelow \\'aters. son of (prob- 
ably. Lieutenant Lazarus and Mary (Bige- 
low ) Waters, of Colchester. Connecticut, was 
born December 21. 1760 (see Bigelow III). 
He was a soldier in the revolution in the com- 
pany of Captain Daniel Dewey, of Lebanon, 
and of Lazarus \\'aters. of Colchester, in 
1778. In 1790 he was living at Hoosick, Al- 
bany county. New York. In the first federal 
census of that year he has in his family two 
males over sixteen, besides himself and wife. 
In the same town we find Adam Waters, men- 
tioned above, having two males over sixteen 
and two females in his family, and Oliver 
Waters, with two sons under sixteen and 
three females. The relationship of these three 
is not known to the writer, but it is likely 
that they were brothers. Bigelow Waters was 
in later life colonel in the New York militia. 
He settled in Madison county. New York, and 
died there June 29, 1833. He married. No- 
vember 25, 1786. Esther Gardner, born March 
23. 1766, died September 27. 1835. In the 
Gardner Genealogy he is called of Colchester 
(see Gardner V). Children of Colonel Bige- 
low Waters: i. Gardner, born .\ugust 29, 
1787, died December 16, 1866. 2. Henry. .Au- 
gust 21, 1789, died September 29, 1858. 3. 
Fannie, May 6. 1792. died June 23, 1862. 4. 
Bulkley, mentioned below. 5. Esther. March 
21. 1797. died April 23. 1876. 6. So]ihronia. 
July 30, 1799, died November 2/. 1800. 7. 
Sophronia, November 10, 1801. died March 6, 
1844. 8. Eliza. March 24. 1804. 

(II) Bulkley Waters, named doubtless for 
his Bulkley ancestry, son of Colonel Bigelow 
Waters, was born in Sherburne. Chenargo 
county, October 30. 1794. died in Sydenham. 


1 137 

Ontarid, Caiuula. June 3. uSSi, }lc was edu- 
cated in the public schools, and learned the 
tanner's trade. He went to Canada when a 
voung man and settled at Sydenham, where 
he owned a tannery and water privilege, and 
tliere spent the remainder of his life. He was 
a prominent citizen, and for some years was 
a magistrate. In politics he belonged to what 
was then known as the Reform party. In re- 
ligion he was an Episcopalian, and an active 
member of the church. 

He married, February i, 182 1, Elizabeth 
Dickey, born in Chenango county. New York, 
in 1798, of Scotch ancestry, died in Canada, 
January 18. 1886, daughter of Captain Adam 
Dickey, wdiose ancestors were among the 
Scotch-Irish settlers at Londonderry, New 
Hampshire. Children: i. William Bulkley, 
born January i. 1824, died March 29, 1824. 

2. Nelson Henry, .\pril 29, 1825, deceased. 

3. Lorena Minerva, January 24, 1827, died 
December 29, 1905 : married Nelson .\my. 4. 
Wallace Danton, mentioned below. 5. Frank- 
lin Greenwood, November 11, 1832, died Au- 
gust 17, 1861. 6. Nancy Mary. June 2^,, 1837, 
married William Evans, and lives in Elgin, 

(Ill) Wallace Danton, son of Bulkley Wat- 
ers, was born in Ernestown, (Intario, Canada, 
^Ia\- 21, 1829. He received his early educa- 
tion in Sydenham, Ontario province, where his 
parents located wdien he was a young child. 
He worked at farming and in his father's 
tannery during his boyhood and youth. Af- 
terward he owned a stage line and carried 
the government mails, also operating extensive 
lumbering and mining interests. About 1886 
he came to Cortland, New York, where he has 
resided since. He was in the trucking and 
teaming business in Cortland for many years, 
retiring from active life in January, igii. 
In politics he is a Republican : in religion a 

He married Lauretta McF'herson, born in 
Belleville, Canada. April 15. 1832, died in 
Cortland, New York. June 24, 1909, flaughter 
of Malcolm and ^Margaret (Sharp) AlcPher- 
son. Children: i. \\'illiam Wallace, died in 
infancy. 2. Caroline Adelia. married C. A. 
Finch, of Cortland. 3. William Wallace, Jan- 
uary II, 1858, lives at Barneville, New York; 
married Charlotte Slack ; children : Loretta 
M.; Mabel, married Albert Williams and has 
a son. ^^'allace ^^'aters Williams. 4. David 
Franklin, mentioned below. 5. James Edgar, 

March ig, i8()2, died .\ugust 2, 1862. 6. 
Lewis Edgar, March 25, 1863, lives at York-, 
Pennsylvania; married Mary Cam]3hell, who 
died March 28, 1911 ; children: Wallace, h'd- 
gar, liessie, Charlotte and Charles. 7. Nelson 
Henry, mentioned below. 8. Catherine h'diza- 
beth Josephine, August 7, 1870. mentioned lie- 

(IV) David Franklin, son of Wallace Dan- 
ton Waters, was born in Sydenham, (Jntario, 
Canada, November 30, i860. He received his 
education in the public schools of his native 
town and at the business college at Belleville, 
Ontario. He came to New York state in 
1884 and was for a time in the grocery busi- 
ness in Syracuse. Since 1885 he has been 
engaged in various manufacturing enterprises 
of Cortland, New York. For ten years he 
was superintendent of the fire alarm system 
of Cortland. Since 1906 he has been super- 
intendent of the Cortland Skirt Company. He 
is a member of Vesta Lodge, Odd Fellows, of 
Cortland ; also of the Encampment and Can- 
ton and Rebekah Lodge ; member of the Mac- 
cabees, and of Cortland Lodge, Knights of 
Pythias, of Cortland. He is a member of the 
Episcopal church, and in politics he is a Re- 

He married, December 25. 189S, M. .Vlice 
Webster, born in Onondaga county. New 
York, near Baldwinville, daughter of Willis 
and Mary (Blanchard) Webster. They have 
one cliild, Alice Lorena, born N()\emher 15. 

(I\ ) Nelson Henry, son of Wallace Danton 
\\'aters, was born in Sydenham, county of 
Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, September i. 

He received his education in his nati\'e 
town. \Mien he was sixteen years old he 
located in the town of Cortland. New York, 
where he afterward engaged in business as j- 
a dealer in men's furni.shings and clothing. 
For a number of years he was employed by 
the Gillette Shirt Company. In 1907 he w'as 
one of the organizers of the Cortland Skirt 
Company and from the first has been presi- 
dent and manager of the concern. The com- 
pany had besides an extensive plant at Cort- 
land, wdiich in July, 1911, was removed to 
Binghamton, New York. He is a member of 
Homer Lodge, Free Masons ; of Royal Arch 
Chapter, of Cortlandville : of Knights Temp- 
lar, of Cortland. He is a communicant of 
the I'rntestant Episcopal Church of Cortland. 



and for a number of years lias been vestry- 

He married, September 30, 1889, Louise 
Sarepta, daughter of Stillwell Mudge and 
Harriet Amelia (Eggleston) Benjamin, of 
Cortland. Children: i. Stillwell Benjamin, 
born February 19, 1891, assistant manager of 
the Binghamton plant of the Cortland Skirl 
Company. 2. Harriet Louise, born June 11. 
1894. 3. Helena Elizabeth, November 22. 

(IV) Catherine Elizabeth Josephine, daugh- 
ter of Wallace Danton W'aters, was born in 
Sydenham, Ontario, Canada, August 7, 1870. 
Siie married, March i. 1904. Willis L. Starks. 
born in Rossie, St. Lawrence county. New 
York, March 3, 1874, son of Chauncey A. and 
Nancy Maria (Ellsworth) Starks. Mr. Starks 
was formerly for several years employed in 
various paper mills in W'atertown, New York, 
but for several years has been with the Cort- 
land Skirt Company of Cortland, as shipping 

(The Bigelow Line). 

(I) John Bigelow, immigrant ancestor, is 
believed to have come from England, but the 
variations of spelling at the time of his emi- 
gration to New England make it difficult to 
trace this name, which was spelled according 
to the fancy of the writers. He was born 
in 1617, and came to .\merica before 1642. 
The first mention of his name on the records 
is found in Watertown, Massachusetts, on the 
occasion of his marriage, which was the first 
recorded in that town, September 20, 1642, to 
Mary, daughtei of John and Margaret War- 
ren. He took the oath of fidelity there in 
1652, and was admitted a freeman, April 18, 
1690. He was a blacksmith by trade, and 
was allowed certain timber by the town for 
the building of his forge. He was highway 
surveyor in 1652 and 1660: constable, 1663. 
and selectman, 1665-70-71. His homestead 
consisted of six acres. He married (second), 
October 2, 1694, Sarah, daughter of Joseph 
Bemis, of Watertown. He died July 14, 1703. 
His will was dated January 4, 1703, and 
proved July 23, 1703. Children of first wife, 
born in Watertown: John, October 27, 1643: 
Jonathan, December 11, 1646: Mary, March 
14, 1648: Daniel, December i, 1650; Samuel, 
October 28, 1653: Joshua, November 5, 1655: 
Elizabeth, June 15, 1657; Sary, September 
29. 1659 ; James, married three times and 
lived in Watertown; Martha, .\pril i. 1662; 

Abigail, February 4, 1664 ; Hannah, March 4, 
1666, died March 8, 1666: -Son, born and died 
December 18, 1667. 

(Hj Samuel, son of John Bigelow, was 
born in Watertown, October 28, 1653. He 
married, June 3, 1674, Mary, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary Flagg, born Januarv 14, 
1658, died September 7, 1720. He was a 
prominent man in Watertown and was an inn- 
holder, licensed as such from 1702 to 1716. 
He was a representative to the general court, 
1708-09-10. His will was dated September 
30, 1720, and proved February 21, 173 1. Chil- 
dren, born in \\"atertown : John, May 9, 1675 ; 
Mary, September 12, 1677: Samuel, Septem- 
ber 18, 1679 ; Sarah, October i, 1681 ; Thomas, 
October 24, 1683 : Mercy, supposed to have 
been the Martha who was recorded as born 
April 4, 1686; Abigail, May 7, 1687; Hannah, 
married, May 24, 1711, Daniel Warren: Isaac, 
born May 19, 1691, mentioned below: Deliv- 
erance, September 22, 1695. 

(Ill) Sergeant Isaac Bigelow, son of Sam- 
uel Bigelow, was born in \\'atertown, March 
or May 19, 1691. He married, December 29, 
1709, Mary Bond, of Watertown. She died 
July 9, 1775. Shortly after his marriage, 
he removed to Colchester, Connecticut, and 
bought land there. May 23, 1712. He was a 
military man of considerable prominence, and 
was commissioned sergeant by the governor 
in 1744. He died in Colchester, September 
II, 1 75 1, and left an estate valued at two 
thousand and eighty-seven pounds, eleven shil- 
lings, nine pence. Children, born in Colches- 
ter: Mercy, July 23, 1711, died young: Isaac, 
May 4, 17 13 : Mercy, February 4, 1715 : Mary, 
July 31, 1 7 19, married Lazarus Waters (see 
Waters I) : Hannah, October 2, 1721 ; Abigail, 
April 13, 1723: Samuel, December 21, 1724, 
died June 5, 1745, unmarried; Sarah, died 
^young; Sarah, June 27, 1727: Lydia. April 
22, 1729, died May 16, 1743 : Elisha. .April 14, 


(The Gardner Line). 

(I) Lion Gardner, immigrant ancestor, was 
born in England, about 1599, died in East 
Hampton, New York, in 1663. Before com- 
ing to America, in 1635, he had seen military 
service in Holland with the English army, as 
■'an engineer and master of works of fortifica- 
tions in the legers of the Prince of Orange in 
the Low Countries." While there he accepted 
a position to go to New England to construct 
works of fortification and command them. He 


1 139 

contracted with the cnniixiny tliat engaged 
him, for one hundred pounds a }ear, for a 
term of four years ; he was to serve only in 
the "drawing, ordering and making of a city, 
towns and forts of defence," under the im- 
mediate direction of John W'inthrop, the 
younger, and he and his family were to be fur- 
nished transportation and subsistence free. 

He sailed, probably from Rotterdam. July 
10, 1635. in the bark, "Batcheller," and. ac- 
cording to the journal of Governor Winthrop, 
of Massachusetts, landed at Boston, November 
28, 1635. He remained for some little time 
in Boston, and during his stay was engaged 
to complete the fortifications on Fort Hill. 
About the same time the "Magistrates of the 
Bay" desired him to visit Salem, for the pur- 
pose of seeing if it was fit for fortification. 
This he did, and upon his return told the 
magistrates that the people in Salem were 
more in danger of starvation than of any "for- 
eign, potent enemy," and to defer works of 
that kind for the present. He concluded his 
own account of the affair thus: "And they 
liked my saying well." 

Early in the following spring he continued 
his journey to Connecticut, where John Win- 
throp, the younger, had commission from 
Lords Say, Brooke and other prominent men 
in England, to begin a plantation and to be 
governor of it. Winthrop's advance party had 
already taken possession of a f)oint of land 
near the mouth of the Connecticut, and here 
Gardner landed early in the spring of 1636, 
probably in ]\Iarch. He constructed a fort 
with ditch and palisade, which was the first 
fortification erected in New England. It was 
named Saybrooke. in honor of Lords Say 
and Brooke. During the next few years the 
settlers had much trouble with the Indians. 
and many skirmishes, in which Gardner took 
a prominent part. Their most famous encoun- 
ter was with the Pequots in 1637, when com- 
bined forces from Massachusetts and Connec- 
ticut, with Mason. Gardner and Underbill in 
command, succeeded in nearly exterminating 
the latter tribe of Indians. 

In the summer of 1639. Gardner's engage- 
ment with the Saybrooke Company ended, and 
he removed to a large island east of Long 
Island sound, which he had secured from the 
Indians by a deed of purchase. May 3, 1639. 
Subsequently he procured a grant of the same 
island from an agent of the Earl of Stirling, 
the grantee of the King of England. March 

10. 1639-40. lie took with him his family, 
and a number of men from the Saybrooke for 
farmers, and these formed, it is said, the 
earliest English settlement within the present 
limits of the state of New York, lie formed 
here a friendship with the great Indian chief. 
Wyandanch, of the Mon tanks, which endured 
all his life and was of untold benefit to him 
and other English settlers. 

In 1649 Gardner became one of the original 
purchasers of about thirty thousand acres of 
land for the settlement of East Hampton, and 
in 1653 he removed there with his family. His 
residence there on the east side of the main 
street is still owned by a descendant. In 1655, 
and again in 1657, he, with others, were ap- 
pointed a committee to visit Hartford and 
treat with the authorities about placing East 
Hampton under the protection of Connecticut. 
In 1658 he became one of the purchasers in 
the original conveyance from the Indians of 
nine thousand acres of land on Montauk Point. 

In return for Gardner's efforts in redeem- 
ing from her captors a daughter of Wyan- 
danch. the latter presented to him, July 14, 
1659, a free gift of land, the original deed 
for which is now in possession of the Long 
Island Historical Society. That same year 
he was prosecuted before the magistrates of 
East Hampton by certain English captors of 
a Dutch vessel, for retaking the vessel at his 
island, but the case was never tried. He died 
late in the year 1663. one of the prominent 
figures of early colonial history of New Eng- 

In addition to his military and his execu- 
tive ability, he possessed considerable literary 
talent. His "Relation of the Pequot Wars." 
and "Letters to John Winthrop Jr.." were dis- 
covered in manuscript form and published 
in 1833, and 1865, respectively. 

He married, about the time of his contract 
to come to America, Mary, daughter of De- 
rike Wilenison, of the city of Woerdon, Hol- 
land. She accompanied him, shared with him 
the dangers and privations of the life at Say- 
brooke Fort, and died in 1665, aged sixty- 
four, at East Hampton. Children, the first 
two born at Saybrooke : David, .\pril 29, 
1636, the first child born of English parents in 
Connecticut: Mary. August 30, 1638, married 
Jeremiah Conkling. of East Hampton, son of 
Ananias Conkling, the immigrant ancestor of 
the Conkling family of New York, including 
Judge Alfre 1 Conkling. his sons. Hon. Roscoe 



Conkling and Colonel Frederick A. Conkling : 
Elizabeth. September 14, 1641. 

(II) David, son of Lion Gardner, was born 
in Saybrooke Fort, April 29, 1636, died July 
10, 1689. at Hartford, Connecticut. About 
1656 he visited England, it is supposed to be 
educated, \\hile there he married, June 4, 
1657, -Mary Leringman, widow, of the parish 
of St. Margaret, in the city of Westminster, 
England. He was back in East Hampton, 
June ID, 1658, on which date his name occurs 
in the records of that town as a witness. Tlis 
father died in 1663. and by his will left his 
entire estate to his wife. His mother left to 
David, however, the Island of Wight during 
his life. In 1664 the English dispossessed the 
Dutch at New Netherlands, and proceeded 
to issue new patents to the townships and in- 
dividuals who held large tracts of land. In 
compliance with this order, David Gardner 
applied for and obtained, October 5, 1665, a 
new grant for the island, and September 11, 
1686, a confirmatory grant, reciting all former 
grants and confirming them, and making the 
island into "one lordship and manor of Gardi- 
ner's Island." He appears to have been a 
prominent landholder also in Southold, and 
was once a resident there. He died in Hart- 
ford, while attending the general assembly 
of the colony of Connecticut, in behalf of the 
east-end towns of Long Island. He was in- 
terred in the burying ground of Center Church 
and his tombstone is still standing there. 
Children, order of birth not known : John. 
April 19. 1661. mentioned below : David : Lion ; 
Elizabeth, married James Parshall, of Smith- 
old, sometimes called "Gent nf the Isle of 

(HI) John, son of David. Gardner, was 
born April 19. 1661. died at Groton, Connecti- 
cut. June 25. 1738. by accident, caused by a 
fall from a horse. He married (first) Mary, 
daughter of Samuel and .\bigail (Ludlam) 
King, of Southold. born 1670, died July 4, 

1707. He married (second), September 2. 

1708, Sarah, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
('Douglass) Chandler, of Woodstock. Connec- 
ticut, and widow of \\'illiam Coit. of New 
London, died July 3. 171 1. He married 
(third) Elizabeth, daughter of John .Mlyn. 
vylio was a son of Matthew .\llyn. an early 
settler of Hartford, and widow of Alexander 
Allen, of Wind.sor. Connecticut. She died 
on Gardner's Island, and was buried there, 
date unknown. He married ( fourth). October 

4, 1733, Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen 
Hedges, and widow of Daniel Osborne, of 
East Hampton. She died ]\lay 19, 1747. He 
came into possession of Gardner's Island on 
the death of his father, by entail. He and 
his brother, Lion, appear as witnesses, De- 
cember 27, 1676, to the deed of confirmation 
of the patentees of Southold, and July 2, 1690, 
he and his brothers, David and Lion, appear 
in a deed of settlement, as heirs to the estate 
of their father. He also appears as a grantor 
in several deeds of land. He quit-claimed to 
his aunt, Mary (Gardner) Conkling. all the 
land willed by his grandmother, Hilary Gard- 
ner, to the first named Mary. 

There is a strong tradition in the family 
that during the proprietorship of John the 
island was surprised by a visit from the notor- 
ious Captain Kidd, but the only authentic ac- 
count of such an event is found in a docu- 
ment which contains a verbatim report of 
John Gardner's testimony taken before a 
board of government commissioners at Bos- 
ton, dated July 17, 1699. 

John Gardner is described as "a hearty, ac- 
tive, robust man ; generous and upright : sober 
at home but jovial abroad, and swore some- 
times ; always kept his chaplain ; he was a 
good farmer and made great improvements on 
the island : he made a great deal of money, al- 
though a high liver, and had a great deal to do 
for his four wives' connections ; he had an 
expensive family of children ; he gave them, 
for those times, large portions.'! He was in- 
terred in the old burying ground at New Lon- 
don, and a brownstone slab, supp)orted by six 
ornamented stone pillars, marks his grave. 
On top of the slab, on a square piece of blue 
slate-stone, is engraved a coat-of-arms with a 
lettered inscription. 

Children of first wife, birth dates not cer- 
tain: David. January 3, 1691 : John, 1693; 
Samuel, 1695: Joseph, April 22, 1697, men- 
tioned below: Hannah, December 11, 1699; 
Mary, September i. 1702; Elizabeth, married 
Thomas Greene, son of Nathaniel and Ann 
(Gold) Greene, of Boston; children of second 
wife: Jonathan, born 1709: Sarah, 1710, 

(I\') Joseph, .son of John Gardner, was 
born April 22, 1697. He married, October i, 
1729, Sarah, born January 8, 1699- 1700, 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Pinney) 
Grant, granddaughter of Tahan and TTannah 
(Palmer) Grant, great-granddaughter of Mat- 
thew and ."^usannah (irant. the English imnii- 

NE\\' YORK. 

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Ljrant, who sellled first in Dorchester, Massa- 
cliusetts, and afterwards in Windsor, Con- 
necticut, (jeneral U. S. Grant was of this 
same family, descended from .Samuel, next 
older brother of Tahan, mentioned above. 
Samuel. Noah, .\'oah, Noah, and Jesse Root 
(jrant, his father. Joseph Gardner settled in 
Groton, Connecticut, and was a farmer and 
trader by occupation. In 1719 a brig was 
built for him at Coit's ship yard in New Lon- 
don. His father deeded to him a valuable 
farm in (iroton. March 27, 1733. He die(' in 
Groton, May 15, 1752, and his wife, also in 
Groton. September 17, 1754. On the inscrip- 
tion on his gravestone he is called captain. 
Children: .Mary, August 30, 1730; John, Sep- 
tember 25, 1732; Joseph, died aged fifteen 
months, nine days : Jonathan, died December. 
1737. aged eight months, ten days: Sarah, died 
February, 1739, aged twenty-four days: Will- 
iam, mentioned below. 

( \' ) William, son of Joseph Gardner, was 
ijorn September 5, 1741, died at Chenango 
I'orks. New York, March 31, 1800. He mar- 
ried, Ai)ril 6, 1 761, Esther, daughter of Dan- 
iel and Esther Denison, of Stonington, Con- 
necticut, born October 17, 1743. died at I'he- 
nango Forks, May 21, 1824. He went to sea 
when a young man. .After his marriage he 
lived in Stonington, and about 1793 remoNed 
to Chenango Forks, where he spent the re- 
mainder of his life. Children, born in Sto- 
nington: Jose])h, July 28, 1762, died young. 
Sarah, December 28, 1763: Esther, March 2}^, 
1 766, married Bigelow Waters ( see Waters 
1 ) : Joseph, F'ebruary 9, 1768; Hannah, March 
21, 1770; Daniel Denison, March 28, 1773; 
Henry, F'ebruary 13, 1775: Isaac, May 22. 
1784: William. July 3. 1787. 

Robert Lang, immigrant ancestor. 
L.\NG is thought to have been born in 

Scotland about 1645 and to have 
removed to England, where he married, it is 
thought, before coming to America. He set- 
tled at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was 
known as "The Fisherman of the Isle of 
Shoals." In 1670 the names of Robert Lang 
and his family appeared on a list of members 
of the Portsmouth Church. According to the 
records in the war department at Washington. 
Robert Lang furnished a man anrl team to 
work on the old Fort Constitution at Ports- 
mouth, New Hampshire, in 1690, and his son 
John received pay for the service. He died 

lei)ruar}- 16, 1715. and the probate records of 
his estate are shown in \'ol. D. now at the 
.\ew Hampshire State Library, Concord. He 
had sons: Stephen, mentioned below: Na- 
thaniel, Robert, John. 

(II) Stephen, son of Robert Lang, was 
born about 1675. His name is found in the 
public records as early as 1699 in a list of 
church members of the Portsmouth Church. 
He was living at Sagamore Creek ( Ports- 
month | in 1734. He was a shipwright, lie 

married . I'hildrcn : l. Steplien. 

boiu 1703, died 1790: married Elizabeth Rice. 
2. Samuel, mentioned below. 3. Thomas. 4. 
William, married Sarah Bennett. 5. Deliver- 
ance, married Nathaniel Nelson. 6. Sarah, 
married Nathaniel Muchmore. 7. .\bigail. 
married Abraham Elliot. 

(HI) Samuel, son of Stephen Lang, was 
born about 1715, and died in 1799, aged 
eighty-four years: In 1736 he and his brother 
I homas bought two acres of land on Saga- 
more Creek, adjoining their father's place. 
Samuel sold his share of this property to 
Thomas. May 11, 1750. and is supposed to 
have left the locality at that time. Samuel 
was a shipwright. He married Mary Sher- 
born. They had a son Samuel, mentioned be- 
low, and probably a .son William. 

( I\' ) Samuel (2). son of Samuel ( i ) Lang, 
was born at Portsmouth in 1754, died in Rath. 
New Hampshire. November 8, 1829. He set- 
tled in Bath, was deacon of the First Congre- 
.gational Church there, and is mentioned in the 
town history as being noted for his "arlapta- 
bility in prayers." He married, at Haverhill. 
.New Hampshire, April 30. 1778, Susan .Sal- 
ter, born in Boston in 1755. died in Bath. Oc- 
tober 5. 1843. Chilflren : i. Jacob Hurd. born 
b'ebruary 29, 1779, died at Charleston. \'cr- 
mont. in 1862: married. May 19, 1808. Sarah 
Sherborn. 2. W'illiam. horn .August 24. 1780. 
died in infancy. 3. Sherborn. born February 
25, 1782, died in Bath in 1859: married. 
Afarch 4, 1816, Mehitable Ricker, born in 
Newbury, \'ermont, .\pril 5. 1797, died De- 
cember 24, 1865. 4. Samuel, mentioned below. 
5. Mary (Polly), born May 22. 1786, died in 
1844 at Bath : married Ebenezer Ricker. 6. 
Anna Salter, born June 26, 1788, died at War- 
ren. New Hampshire, in 1873: married Charles 
.\bbott. 7. Hannah, born in 1790, died in in- 
fancy. 8. William, born March 21, 1792, died 
in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1875 : inarried 
(first), March 14, 1822. Martha Child; (sec- 

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ondi January I, 1833, Susan Child. 9. Henry 
Hancock, born in 1794, died at Bath, New 
Hainp.shire, August 19, 1865; married Lucia 
Child. 10. Hannah B., born in 1795, died in 
1865 at Bath. 11. John, born in 1798, died in 
Calais. Maine. 

(V) Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) Lang, 
was born in Bath, New Hampshire, March 9, 
1784. died in Palmyra, Maine, March 4, 1879, 
nearl\- ninet}-five years old. In 1803, when 
he was nineteen years old, he left home and 
settled on a farm, three-fourths of a mile from 
the village of Palmyra, where he lived the 
remainder of his life. He married, in 1808, 
Sally Smith, born in Concord, Massachusetts. 
in December, 1792. died in Palmyra, Maine. 
March 21, 1857, daughter of Captain Isaac 
Smith, born at Concord, ^Massachusetts, in 
December, 1754, of English parentage. Cap- 
tain Smith was the first white man to spend 
the winter farther north than Augusta, on the 
Kennebec river. Children of Samuel Lang, 
born at Palmyra: i. Rev. John Sherborn, 
born March 13, 1810; a minister of the Chris- 
tian church ; married , and had eight 

children. 2. Mary Sherborn, born March 2, 
1812: married, June 7, 1831, William Ste- 
phens, of Dixmont, and had three children. 
3. Dona Zaida, born June 24, 18 14, died in 
1887 ; married, November 14, 1836, Alvin 
Mann, and had seven children. 4. Sarah, born 
July 31, 1816, died in Canada. August 10, 
1850: married, June 18, 1850. Henry Dear- 
born. 5. Susan Salter, born February 14. 
1821. died February 4, 1899; married, in 1842. 
Alfred Elliot, of Monroe, and had five chil- 
dren. 6. William, born March 15, 1824, died 
May 9, 1837. 7. Alfred H., born March 3. 
1826, died in Placerville, California, January 
5, 1852 ; married. January 14, 1849, Mary L. 
Lancy, and had one son. Alfred H. 8. Rev. 
Samuel Salter, born January 22, 1827, died in 
Palmyra, Maine, February 2, 1897 ; was a 
Methodist Episcopal clergyman; married, Sep- 
tember 22, 1845, Sarah J. Burgess, and had 
one son. Gershom Burgess. 9. Peter H., born 
February 25, 1828, died July i. 1903; held 
various town offices and was representative 
to the state legislature : member of the Society 
of Friends: married, February 20, 1852, 
Nancy E. Farnham and had five children. 10. 
.Andrew Jackson, mentioned below. 11. Luvia 
Childs, born January 7, 1833 ; married. May 
21, 1849, Nahum L. Hayden, who died July 
7, 1876; they had six children. 

(\Ij Andrew Jackson, son of Samuel (3) 
Lang, was born in Palmyra, Maine, September 
3, 183 1, died in Waverly, New York, August 
22, 1870. He was graduated from Union Col- 
lege, class of 1856. He married, April 9, 
1857, Elvira Lyford, born at St. Albans, 
Maine, February 21, 1834, died at Waverly, 
New York. December 20, 1910, daughter of 
Albert and Phebe (Bates) Lyford (see Ly- 
ford VI). Children: i. Louis Jay, born at 
Waverly, December 18. 1859 ; married, De- 
cember 24, 1883, Clara Terhune, of Brooklyn, 
New York. 2. Percy Lyford, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Gertrude Josephine, born at Waverly. 
March 3, 1870, died January 31, 1871. 

(VII) Percy Lyford, son of Andrew Jack- 
son Lang, was born in Waverly, Tioga county, 
New York, June 8, 1861. He attended the 
public schools of his native town, the Elmira 
Free Academy, from which he was graduated 
in 1879, and Hillsdale College, Michigan. He 
became afterward a student in Williston Sem- 
inary at Easthampton, Massachusetts. He 
entered Yale College and was graduated with 
the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in 1885. 
He then started in business at Waverly in 
partnership with James A. Clark, under the 
firm name of Clark & Lang, dealers in hard- 
ware. In 1887 he sold out his share in the 
business, and in February of that year became 
assistant cashier of the First National Bank 
of Waverly. In 189 1 he was made cashier, 
and he has held that position to the present 
time. He has taken a lively interest in pub- 
lic affairs. He was appointed loan commis- 
sioner of Tioga county by Governor Levi P. 
Morton, and in 1897 he was appointed by 
Governor Frank S. Black one of the managers 
of the Craig Colony at Sonyea. New York, 
and he is president of the board of managers. 
He has been a member of the board of educa- 
tion. He has financial interests in many other 
lines of business. He is a member of Waverly 
Lodge, No. 407, Free and Accepted Masons ; 
of Cayuta Chapter, No. 245, Royal Arch Ma- 
sons, of W^averly, New York : of St. Omar 
Commandery, Knights Templar, of Elmira : 
Otseningo Bodies, Ancient Accepted Scottish 
Rite, of Binghamton : Kalurah Temple, Mys- 
tic Shrine, of Binghamton. He is also a mem- 
ber of Manoca Lodge. Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows. No. 219, and of Lodge No. 
1039, Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks. He is a member of the Presbyterian 
Church, of Waverly, New York ; Elmira City 


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Club; Elniira t'ountry Clul); Quarry Glen 
Country Club : Susquewanda Country Club, 
and Rapshaw Fishing Club. 

He married (first), November 18, 1885, 
Alice Smith Johnson, born at Ansonia, Con- 
necticut. July 12. i860, died in Waverly, Au- 
gust 7, 1903. daughter of Nathan S. and Bes- 
sie (Cable) Johnson. He married (second), 
September i, 1906, Mrs. Marie Louise Hos- 
kins King, born in Owego, New York, April 
8, 1867. Children, all by first wife: i. Ger- 
trude Adele, born November 10. 1886: mar- 
ried E. Barton Hall, of Waverly: children: 
Percy Lang Hall and E. Barton Hall Jr. 2. 
Alice Marion, born December 13. 1888: a 
graduate of Wellesley College. 3. Helen Ly- 
ford, born 1893. died in 1900. 4. Percy Ly- 
ford Jr.. born June 25. 1898. 

(The Lyford Line). 

(I) Francis Lyford. immigrant ancestor, 
was in Boston. Massachusetts,' as early as 
1667. He owned land on the water front, and 
was called a mariner. He removed to Exeter, 
New Hampshire, about 1689, when he sold his 
Boston estate to the father of his first wife. 
He bought a farm in Exeter and was select- 
man in 1689-90. He received a grant of two 
hundred acres in 1698. He served in King 
William's war from February 6 to March 5. 
U)96. in Captain Kinsley Hall's company of 
militia in Exeter. He was commander of the 
sloop "Elizabeth" of Exeter. He was chosen 
constable in 1709, but "being acc'ted Very in- 
firm by sundry ailments, whereby he seems 
very unfit for that service." another was 
chosen in his place. His will was dated De- 
cember 17, 1723, proved September 2. 1724. 
He married (first) in Boston, about June. 
1671. Elizabeth, born November 6, 1646, 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Smith. He 
married (second) in Exeter, New Hampshire, 
November 21. 1681. Rebecca, daughter of 
Rev. Samuel Dudley, and granddaughter of 
Governor Thomas Duflley. Children of first 
wife: Thomas, born March 25, 1672: Eliza- 
beth, July 19, 1673; Francis. Children of 
second wife: Stephen, mentioned below: Ann. 
married Timothy Leavitt : Deborah, married 
Follett : Rebecca, married Har- 
dy : Sarah, married fohn Folsom ; Marv. mar- 
ried Hall. 

(H) Stephen, son of Francis Lyford. was 
born in Exeter. New Hampshire, died Decem- 
ber 20, 1774. He received a grant of one 

hundred acres in Exeter. He was selectman 
in 1734. His will was dated March 23. 1773. 
and proved January 13, 1774. His estate was 
appraised at fifteen hundred and seventy-five 
pounds, ten shillings and nine pence, and com- 
prised, among other items, a negro woman, 
value ten pounds, and a negro girl (Nance). 
value thirty pounds. He married, at Exeter, 
Sarah Leavitt, who died October 13, 1781. 
daughter of Moses and Dorothy (Dudley) 
Leavitt. Children : Biley, mentioned below ; 
Stephen, born April 12. 1723, in Newmarket, 
New Flampshire : Moses : Samuel, died Feb- 
ruary 8, 1788, unmarried : Francis : Theophi- 
lus, died January 31. 1796. married Lois 
James : Betsey, married Joshua \\'iggin. of 
Stratham, New Hampshire. 

(HI) Biley, son of Stephen Lyford, was 
born at Exeter. New Hampshire, in 1716, died 
at Brentwood, February 10. 1792. He was in 
the revolution in Colonel Nicholas Gilman's 
regiment of militia. September 12. 1777, and 
in Captain Porter Kimball's company. Colonel 
Stephen Evans' regiment, at Saratoga, in 
September, 1777. In his will he says: "My 
will is that my two negroes shall live with any 
of my children they see fit or otherwise to 
have their freedom as they choose." He leaves 
Molly and Judith each one hundred Spanish 
milled dollars. His estate was valued at one 
thousand, eight hundred and twenty-five 
pounds, seven shillings, five pence. He mar- 
ried, August 25, 1743. Judith, born February 
18. 1717. died 1789, daughter of Thomas Wil- 
son. Children: Rebecca, born July 26. 1744; 
Dorothy, September 5, 1746; Alice, baptized 
June 26, 1748, died July 3, 1748: Mary, born 
August 10, 1749; Alice (Elsey), April 19, 
175 1 ; Anne, July 13, 1753 ; Biley Dudley, men- 
tioned below; Sarah, February 22, 1757; Ju- 
dith. March 29. 1760; John, August 12, 1762. 

(IV) Biley Dudley, son of Biley Lyford. 
was born October 19, 1755, died April 16. 
1830, at Fremont, New Flampshire. He mar- 
ried (first) Mary Robinson, and (sedond) 
Dorothy Blake, born April 4. 1770. died April 
9, 1835. Child of first wife : John, mentioned 
below. Children of second wife : Dudley, 
born October 14. 1793 : James. February 25, 
1795; Ezekiel, November 24, 1796; Mary, 
September 27, 1798; Epaphras Kibby, July 21, 
1800; Henry, July 31. 1803; Washington, 
March 10, 1805: Dorothy, Jvme 6, 1810. 

(V) John, son of Biley Dudley Lyford, was 
born January I. 1782, died at St. Albans, 



.Maine. January I. 1854. He married (first) 
Marian Rowe. of Brentwood, New Hamp- 
shire. He married (second), March 2, 1817, 
Abigail (Fogg) Baine, widow of William 
Baine. She was bom June 10, 1792, at Ray- 
mond, New Hampshire, died December 20, 
1878, daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Lane) 
Fogg. Children of first wife: Biley, born 
at St. Albans. January 22, 1805 ; Mary, at St. 
Albans, Novemter 30, 1807 ; Albert, mentioned 
below: Dolly, at Brentwood, January 16, 1812. 
Children of second wife: John Fogg, born 
February 17, 1818; James Robinson, April 10. 
1819: William King, August 13. 1820, died 
January 12, 1836; Maria Rowe, November 13, 
1821, died June 21, 1840: Pamelia, January 5, 
1823; Sullivan, May 25, 1824: Abigail, De- 
cember 27, 1825; Frances H., July 7, 1828; 
Samuel Fogg, May 15, 1830; Lois Ann, Feb- 
ruary 5, 1832: Sarah W.. July 4, 1836. 

(VI) Albert, son of John Lyford, was born 
June 26, 1810, at St. Albans, Maine, died at 
Waterville, Maine, September 13, 1867. He 
married, January I, 1833, Phebe Bates, of 
Fairfield, Maine. Children: i. Elvira, born 
February 21. 1834: married, April 9, 1857, 
Andrew Jackson Lang, and died in Waverly. 
New York. December 20, 1910 (see Lang VI). 
2. William Albert. March 20, 1836. died July 
17, 1846. 3. Louisa Stuart, November 20, 
1837. 4. Sarah Abigail, October 5, 1839, died 
May 7, 1840. 5. Anne Maria, May 27, 1842. 
6. Charles Franklin, January 15, 1844, at 
Waterville, Maine, died December, 1862. 7. 
James Monroe, November 5. 1845, ^^ Water- 
erville. 8. Frederick Eugene, January 26, 
1853, at Waterville. 

The name of Higgins, known 
HIGGINS in New England from the 
earliest colonial days, was well 
established in the first generation on .American 
soil. It was a sturdy stock, and intermarried 
with families of similar qualities and worth. 
The early generations were inured to hard- 
ships in their struggle with nature ; were per- 
severingly industrious, and self-trained to the 
use of tools. They developed splendid phy- 
siques, were of a deeply religious nature, and 
their excellent traits have been transmitted to 
their descendants to the present day. 

(1) Richard Higgins. the immigrant ances- 
tor, was in Plymouth. Massachusetts, as early 
as 1633. when his name appears on the list 
of taxpayers. He was a tailor bv trade : was 

admitted a freeman in i'>34: was one of the 
first seven settlers and founders of Eastham. 
Massachusetts, in 1644: w-as selectman of 
Eastham for three years and deputy to the 
general court in 1649-61-67. In 1670 he re- 
moved to Piscataway. .\'ew Jersey, and died 
there in 1675. He married (first). Novem- 
ber 23, 1634, Lydia, daughter of Edward 
Chandler, of Scituate, Massachusetts ; ( sec- 
ond), Mary Yates, widow of John Yates, of 
Duxbury. Children of first wife: Jonathan, 
born July, 1637: Benjamin, mentioned below. 
Children of second wife: Mary. September 
27, 1652; Elizabeth, October 20, 1654: Will- 
iam, December 15, 1655; Jedediah. March 5, 
1657: Zerviah, June, 1658: Thomas, Januarv, 
1 661 : Lydia, July, 1664. 

(II) Benjamin, son of Richard Higgins. 
was born in Plymouth, July 6. 1640. and died 
March 14, 1691. He settled in Eastham, and 
in 1675 applied to the court for land in the 
right of his father. He married, December 
24, i(56i, Lydia, daughter of Edward Bangs, 
who came from England in the ship "Ann," in 
1623. Children, born at Eastham: Ichabod. 
November 14. 1662: Richard. October 15, 
1664; John, November 20, 1666: Joshua, Oc- 
tober I, 1668; Lydia, May, 1670: Isaac, Au- 
gust 31, 1672: Benjamin, June 14, 1674: 
Samuel, mentioned below : Benjamin, Septem- 
ber 15. i(S8i. 

(III) Samuel, son of Benjamin Higgins. 
was "born at Eastham, Massachusetts, Alarch 
7, 1676-77. He married there, Hannah, 
daughter of Isaac and Mary ( Payne) Cole. 

(IV) Israel, son of Samuel Higgins. was 
born at Eastham, April 26, 1706. He married 
Ruth Brown, and had ten children, the first 
five of whom were born at Eastham. the rest 
at Chatham, Connecticut, whither he moved in 

(^ ) Sylvanus. son of Israel Higgins, was 
born at Eastham, June 8. 1735. and died at 
Chatham, Connecticut. He married. July 2. 
1757. Lucy Stocking, of Middle Haddam, 
Middlesex county, Connecticut. They had six 
children, all born in Connecticut. 

(\^I) James, son of Sylvanus Higgins, was 
born in Middle Haddam, Connecticut, May 3. 
1761 (or 1766-67. as given by some other rec- 
ords) ; died in Madison county. New York, 
September i.'i827. He removed to Hamilton. 
Madison county. New York, in i8io, and 
opened the first cabinetmaker's shop in that 
town in the same vear, and continued to fol- 


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low his trade until 1825, when he sold his busi- 
ness to Erastus Wheeler. He was one of the 
first settlers and founders of the town. He 
erected a brick house on Madison street in 
Hamilton, and afterward kept a hotel in East 
Hamilton, New York, and conducted a tan- 
nery at Earlville, New York, and was engaged 
in the tannery business at the time of his 
death. He married (first). May 10, 1789 or 
1790, Lydia Smith, who died June i, 1816; 
(second) in Enfield, Connecticut. February 21, 
1819, Betsey Collins, who died in 1838, de- 
scendant of one of the early settlers of En- 
field. Children by first wife: i. Sophia, born 

May I, 1791 : married Beckwith. 2. 

Justin. December 21. 1792: died February 17, 
1825. 3. Eliza, October 3. 1793: died. August 
7. 1818; married John C. Clark. 4. Lucy S. 
H., born August 28, 1795 ; died September 30, 
1872; married Thomas Greenly. 5. Sylvester 
Wesley, torn March 29. 1798. 6. James. April 
6. died May 10. 1802. 7. James William, born 
Julv 21. 1803. 8. Mary Ann. September 7, 
"1804; married Joseph Rockwell. 9. Francois 
De Nogue. mentioned below. 10. Harriet 
Maria, "born October 19. 1813. Children by 
second wife: 11. Betsey Collins, born Feb- 
ruary 17, 1822. died November 3. 1910; mar- 
ried Greenleaf. 

(VH) Rev. Francois De Nogue Higgins, 
son of James Higgins. was born in Middle 
Haddam. Connecticut, March 20. 1808. died 
in Bouckville, Madison county. New York, 
August 21. 1873. He came to Madison county. 
New York, with his parents, when he was two 
years of age. He received a common school 
education. He learned the trade of cabinet- 
maker and worked with his father when a 
voung man. He prepared himself for the 
ministry, and at the age of twenty-two years 
was licensed to preach in the Methodist Epis- 
copal church. When a young man he was a 
member of the state militia, and held the 
commission of captain of his company. He 
went west for a time and owned land there. 
He preached in various towns in Madison 
county. He was pastor of the Methodist 
Oiurch at Brookfield in 1838-39: New Ber- 
lin, 1840-41 ; Exeter. 1842 : Westford, 1843- 
44; Otego, 1845, Plymouth, 1846-47: Earl- 
ville, 1849-50; Guilford. 1851-52; Morrisville, 
1854: Pratt's Hollow. 1855; Plymouth, 1856; 
EaVlville. 1857-58: Hamilton. 1859-60; Lud- 
lowville, 1862: New York Mills. 1863; Oris- 
kanv Falls, 1864. During the later years of 

his life he retired from the ministry and kept 
a general store at Madi,son village for five 
years. Then he sold his business and removed 
from Madison to Bouckville, where he passed 
the last years of his life, and where he died.' 
He is buried at Hubbardville. He married 
(first) Sarah Pa'rlin ; (second) Lucy Fita 
Hendrick, born August 4. 1830, died .\u- 
gust, 1882. daughter of Jesse and Lydia Hen- 
drick. Children by the first wife: i. Annette. 
2. Sarah Amelia, married H. J. House. Chil- 
dren by second wife : 3. Francis Wesley. 4. 
Louis Jesse, born at Poolville, New York, Jan- 
uary 10, 1859, lives in Cortland. New York ; 
an artist by profession ; married. 1885. Carrie 
E. Kingman, of Cincinnatus ; children : Henry 
K., born July 13, 1888, married, December 21, 
19 10, Ethel Lette. of Cortland : Jessie Pamelia, 
April II, 189 1 ; Frances Maria. December 3, 
1892, died December 4. 1892; Mary Ethel, 
November 8, 1894; Lucy Hendrick, May 11, 
1898, died February 2, 1901 ; Eunice Louise, 
March 11, 1900. 

(\ HI ) Dr. Francis Wesley Higgins. son of 
Rev. Francois De Nogue Higgins. was born in 
Plymouth, Chenango county. New York, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1857, and died in Cortland, December 
18, 1903. After he was fourteen years old 
he supported himself by farm work, by teach- 
ing school, and working as clerk in a general 
store, until he was prepared to practice medi- 
cine. He began to study medicine under the 
instruction of Dr. H. C. Hendrick. of ^Ic- 
Graw, New York, and attended lectures in 
the Medical School of Michigan University, 
Ann Arbor, and in the Medical School of the 
University of New York, from which he was 
graduated in 1881 with the degree of M.D. 
He began to practice medicine in the same 
vear in association with Dr. J. C. Nelson, of 
Truxton, New York. After remaining there 
for nearly five years, he came to Chemung, 
Chemung' county. New York, where he prac- 
ticed a year and a half. From early in 1887 
until hi.s' death he was practicing in Cortland, 
New York. In preparation for his specialty, 
he had taken post-graduate courses on diseases 
of the eye, ear and throat in the hospitals of 
New York and Philadelphia, and also spent 
two months in London in the summer of 1894, 
working in hospitals under the instruction of 
eminent specialists. He was a member of the 
Cortland County Medical Society, of which 
he was secretary from 1888 to 1892 and presi- 
dent in 1901 ; of the Medical Society of Cen- 

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tral New York, of which he was president for 
a time : and of the American Medical Associa- 
tion. He was the founder of the Science Ckib 
of Cortland, and its first president. In poli- 
tics he was a Republican, and in 1895 he was 
president of the incorporated village, the last 
president before Cortland became a city. He 
was a prominent member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, and for several years su- 
perintendent of the Sunday school. He was a 
member of Cortlandville Lodge, No. 470, Free 
Masons ; of Chapter No. 194, Royal Arch Ma- 
sons ; of Cortland Commandery, No. 50, 
Knights Templar, and of Keturah Temple, 
Mystic Shrine, of Binghamton. 

He married, November 26. 1879, Kittie M., 
daughter of Moses Gage and Polly (Doud) 
Smith, of McGraw, New York (see Smith). 
Children: i. Reuben Paul, M. D., mentioned 
below. 2. Max Smith, born June 22, 1882 ; 
a mechanical engineer. New York City. 3. 
George Hendrick, July 8, 1886; a mechanical 
engineer. 4. Winifred Amelia, March 17, 

(IX) Dr. Reuben Paul Higgins, son of Dr. 
Francis Wesley Higgins, was born in Mc- 
Graw. New York, September 27, 1880. He 
attended the public school and the State Nor- 
mal School at Cortland, then entered Cornell 
University, from which he was graduated in 
1902, and studied for his profession at Johns 
Hopkins University, receiving his degree as 
M. D. in 1905. He succeeded to his father's 
practice in Cortland. He has been a member 
of the board of education of the city for six 
years. He is a member of the Presbyterian 
church; of Cortlandville Lodge of Free Ma- 
sons : of Cortland Chapter, No. 194, Royal 
Arch Masons, and of Cortland Commandery, 
No. 50. Knights Templar. 

He married. October 28. 1908, Mabel Aroa 
Brewer, born August 21, 1879, daughter of 
Edward Hill and F.da Arva (Ainslie) Brewer, 
of Cortland. They have one child, Elizabeth 
Brewer, born April 21, 1910. 

Hugh Chaplin, the immigrant 
CHAPLIN ancestor, is said to have been 

born May 22, 1603, and was 
buried March 22. 1653. He was the son of 
Ebenezer Chaplin, who was born May 10, 
1572. who was son of Jeremiah Qiaplin, who 
was born August 4, 1541, of Bradford, Eng- 
land. He was a freeman of Rowley. Massa- 
chusetts, 1642. and had a house on Bradford 

street in 1643. He brought over with him 
his wife Elizabeth, who survived him. and 
married (second), December 9, 1656, Nicho- 
las Jackson. His will was dated March 15, 
1654, proved March 31, 1657. Children: 
John, born August 26, 1643. buried Septem- 
ber 6, 1660; Joseph, mentioned below; 
Thomas, born September 2, 1648, buried June 
21, 1660; Jonathan, December 10. 1651, bur- 
ied November 24, 1649. 

(II) Joseph, son of Hugh Chaplin, was 
born February 11, 1646, and married, Feb- 
ruary 21, 1671-72, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Twiford and Mary West, then of Rowley. 
She was buried October 12, 1702. He died 
April 17, 1705. His will, dated April 
13' 1705. proved May 7, 1705. men- 
tioned sons Joseph, John and Jeremiah, 
daughter Elizabeth, and son. Joseph's uncle, 
Nathaniel West. Children: Joseph, born 

April 4, 1673, married Mehitable : 

John, October 26, 1674. married Margaret 
Boynton; Jonathan, baptized April 15, 1677, 
died before 1705 ; Jeremiah, mentioned below ; 
Elizabeth. September 20. 1682. married, No- 
vember 25. 1708, John Searle. 

(III) Captain Jeremiah Chaplin, son of 
Joseph Chaplin, was born July 2"], 1680, and 
died December 17. 1765. He married, Febru- 
ary 28, 1703-04, .-Vnn, daughter of Joseph Kil- 
burn. She died August 24. 175 1. aged seven- 
ty-one years. Children: Mercy, born April 
3, 1705. married, March 15, 1724-25, Solo- 
mon Nelson; Jonathan, baptized February 16, 
1706-07; married, September 2, 1730, -Sarah 
Boynton, who died March 19, 1784, aged 
seventy-five years; Mary, baptized .'\ugust 14, 
1709, married. December 23. 1736, Jonathan 
Harriman ; Mehitable, baptized October 14. 
1711, died October 31, 1711 ; Joseph, baptized 
January 13, 1712-13, died February 28, 1712- 
13; David, baptized June 13, 1714, married, 
January 10, 1737-38, Mary, daughter of Jona- 
than and Sarah (Wheeler) Bradstreet. died 
in 1775 at Lunenburg (had four children, born 
Rt Lunenburg) ; Joseph, mentioned below ; 
Daniel, baptized April 5. 1719, died April 16, 
1719; Ebenezer, baptizerl July 3, 1720, mar- 
ried, January 5, 1744, Rebecca Poor, of New- 
bury, who died December 25, 1763, aged forty- 
two years; Ann, baptized October 15, 1721, 
married, October 19, 1743, Thomas Burpee, 
of Lancaster; Elizabeth, baptized March 17, 
1722-23, died May 3, 1723; Jeremiah, baptized 
January 3, 1724-25, died July 4, 1736; Eliza- 



beth. baptized April 20, 1729; Sarah, died July 
27, 1780, aged fifty years, unmarried; Lucy, 
died July 4. 1736, aged three years. 

|I\') Josej^h (2), son of Jeremiah Chaplin, 
was ba]jtized January 13, I7i(>-i7, and mar- 
ried December i, 1747 (i)robably), Sarah See- 
ton. He settled in Lunenburg. Worcester 
county. ^lassachu^ctts, and was surveyor of 
that town in 1755, and held other town offices. 
His will, dated ^lay 27. 1790, at Leominster, 
bequeathed to wife ."^arah, children Joseph and 
Mary, grantlchildren Sarah and Eunice W'el- 
man, and son-in-law James Lawson. Chil- 
dren, born in Lunenburg: Mary, August 2/, 
1748; Anna, May 14, 1753; Sarah, September 
10, 1758; Joseph, October 17, 1760. 

(\') Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) Chap- 
lin, was born in Lunenburg, C)ctober 17, 1760. 
He was a soldier in the revolution, from Lun- 
enburg and. was called Jr. Another Joseph 
Chaplin in the revolution was the son of his 
uncle, David Chaplin. Jose])h Jr. was a fifer 
in Captain Robert Longley's company. Colonel 
Asa Whitcomb's regiment, in 1775 ; fifer again 
in 1777. He enlisted July 26, 1777, in Cap- 
tain Elias Pratt's company, and served five 
months and four days in the Rhode Island 
campaign. He was a fifer in Captain Thomas 
Fish's company. Colonel Nathan Tyler's regi- 
ment, July 2;^ to December 25, 1779, at Rhode 
Island, and in Captain Jonathan Sibley's com- 
pany. Colonel Luke Drury's regiment, in 1781. 
He was acting wagoner at Greenwich from 
December, 1778. to .\ugust, 1779. and from 
January i, 1780, to June. 1780, was at Camp 
Robinson Farms and West Point. His resi- 
dence is given as both Lunenburg and Ward 
(now Auburn) in 1780, and his age nineteen, 
his height five feet three inches, and he served 
from July, 1780. to December 23, under Cap- 
tain George \\'ebb. He married, in Worcester 
county, Abigail Kingsley. He and his wife 
"Nabba" (Abigail) deeded land (mortgage) 
to Ephraim \\'hitney and others in 1797. 
They were called of Lancaster, in December, 
1797, when they deeded land to William Long- 
ley, of Shirley. Soon afterwards he removed 
to Coxsackie. Albany county. New York. He 
was one of the pioneers at \'irgil. New York, 
driving an ox-cart loaded with his family and 
household goods through the wilderness. He 
contracted with the state of New York- to 
build a road through to Cayuga Bridge, and 
while engaged in this work he was drowned 
at Coxsackie, April 16, 1812. by falling f ro n 

a boat. Children: lienjamiii l'"ranklin, men- 
tioned below: Joseph, Daniel. Ruth and Mary 

( \'I ) lienjamin iM-anklin. sun of Jose])h (3) 
Cha[)lin, was born in N'irgil. New York, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1799, the first white child born there, 
and died October 28, 1882. He married. No- 
vember 20, 1819, Lucy Holden, born Janu- 
ary 7, 1801, in Kennebunk, Maine, died in 
\ irgil. New York, February 8, 1877, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Emma Holden. Chil- 
dren: George PL. born May 9, 1821, lives 
in Cortland: Walter L., mentioned below. 

(\'II) Walter L., son of Benjamin Frank- 
lin Chaplin, was born in Virgil, New York, 
May 2, 1823, and died September 23, 1899. 
He was educated in the public schools, and 
followed the profession of surveyor and civil 
engineer, b'or many years he had charge of 
the affairs of Mr. iVIessenger, of Messenger- 
ville. in the town of X'irgil. He married 
(first). October 28, 1849, Abigail Shevalier ; 
(second) Camilla (jault : (third) Rhoda Darl- 
ing Shevalier. Children by first wife : .Sarah 
Ella, married Clinton Johnson, of Marathon ; 
Benjamin Franklin, mentioned below : Anna, 
died young: Arthur L, Children of the third 
wife: Camilla (1., married George Hallen- 
beck, of Cortland, New York : Grace M., 
married Charles ISarry, of Messengcrville ; 
Walter L., lives in ISangor, Pennsylvania, 
married ["lorence L. Keller, of Bangor. Penn- 

( \TII ) Benjamin l*"ranklin (2). son of 
Walter L. Chaplin, was born in Messengcr- 
ville, town of \'irgil. New York, in May, 
1854, and died December 9, 1908. He was 
educated in tl:e jniblic schools of his native 
town. 1 le was a farmer all his active life, 
much engaged in the raising of thorough- 
Ijred horses and dealing in cattle and horses 
and other live stock. He married, December 
3, 1873, Ellen B. Jennings, born at Marathon. 
New York, August 21, 1856. died Seiitemlier 
I, 1898, daughter of Rufus D. and Ellen D. 
( Eley) Jennings. Children: Harry \\'est- 
over, mentioned below : .\nna B., born .April 
25, 1876. married January i. 1907. Harry T. 
\'ail, druggist, of Cortland, New York. 

(IX) Harrv Westover. son of P)cnjamiu 
Franklin (2) Chaplin, was born (October 31. 
1874. at Alessengerville. in the town of \ir- 
gil. New York. He received his early edu- 
cation in the public schools of his native town 
and of Cortland. New ^■ork. Since 18S8 he 


has resided in Cortland. For a number of 
years he was employed by Holden & Com- 
pany, coal dealers, and from 1888 to 1902 he 
was in partnership with Mr. Holden, under 
the firm name of S. M. Holden & Com[)any. 
Since 1902 he has been in i)artnership with 
Henry L. Peckham, under the firm name of 
Chaplin & Peckham. The firm does an ex- 
tensive business in coal, wood, cement, roof- 
ing, fertilizers, mill feeds, grain of all kinds, 
and shingles. They have at 27 Squires street. 
Cortland, an admirably equipped ]jlant. The 
firm has an office at 41 ^fain street. 

^Ir. Chaplin is a member of the llenevolent 
and Protective Order of Elks of Cortland. 
He married. December 31, 1895, .\nna L. 
Muncy. daughter of Myron J. and .\ddie 
(Burdick) Aluncy, of Cortland county, Xew 
York. ?ilr. and .Mrs. Chaplin have had two 
sons: ^lyron Ilenjamin. born September 30. 
1896; Harry, born July 29. 191 1. died July 
29. iiji I. 

John Reed, immigrant ancestor, 
REKl) was born in Cornwall. Mngland. in 
1633, and he and William Reed 
came to Xorwalk, Connecticut, in 1655-56, 
where he died in 1730. He was in Cromwell's 
army, and at the Restoration came to Provi- 
dence. Rhode Island, and about 16S4 settlcl in 
Norwalk. at what is now Rowayton. His farm 
was situated on the place which is now Sam- 
uel Richard Weed's summer home. His sons. 
John. John Jr. and Thomas Reed, had house 
lots in Norwalk before 1700. He married 
(first I Mrs. .Ann Derby, of Providence. 
Rhode Island, widow of Francis Derby, who 

died in 1663. He married (second) 

Scofield. Children : John ; Thomas, nien- 
tione<l below: William, died young: Marv, 

married David Tuttle :. Abigail, married — 

Croyer : Nathan, died young. 

(H) Thomas, son of John Reed, was born 
in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1672, died Octo- 
ber 9, 1757. He married. May 9, 1694, Mary, 
daughter of Lieutenant John and Mary (Bene- 
dict) Olmstead. Children: Mary, born Mav 
2, 1695: Eunice. February 26. 1696, married 
Jonathan licer: Thomas. May 7, 1690: John, 
mentioned below: Elizabeth. October 7, 1703: 
Ann. July 6, 1706, died young: Temperance. 
October 15, 1708: Flias. March to. 171 1: Na- 
than, .August 13. 1713. 

(TH) John (2) .son of Thomas Reed, was 
born .August 7, 1701, died in 1786. He mar- 

ried, .August 20, 1730, Desire Tuttle Todd. 
Children : John, Josiah, mentioned below : 
Ithiel ; Jonathan. 

(IV) Josiah, son of John (2) Reed, was 
lx)rn in 1732. He married, December 20. 1752. 
Sybil Baldwin. Children : .Anne, married 
Warren : Josiah, mentioned below : Ith- 
iel, Jonathan, Abigail, Baldwin, Ascnath, 

t\') Josiah (2), son of Josiah (i) Reed, 
was born October 28, 1754, in .Xorwalk, died 
.November 30, 1815. and was buried in Salis- 
bury, Connecticut. He served in the revolu- 
tion. He married. .A[)ril 18, 1775. Elizabeth 
Alarvin. born February 14. 1754, in Sharon, 
Connecticut, died February i. 1839. Children: 
Josiah Marvin, mentioned below : Silas, 
Chauncy, Charles, Susan, Betsey, Mary, 
Lydia, Luther. 

(\'I) Josiah Marvin, son of . Josiah (2) 
Reed, was born January 11, 1776, in Salis- 
bury, Connecticut, died June 23, 1863. He 
married. October Z2, 1799. Diadama Bradley. 
and she died January 13. 1828. Children: 
William Bradley, mentioned below : Edward 
L.. Edgar J.. .Alanson. .Xewton J.. Charles. 
Sarah, married Ebenezer ( )rvin : Mar\- .Ann. 
married Horace Kilsey. 

(\TI) William Bradley, son of Josiah Alar- 
vin Reed, was born in Xorth East. Xew York, 
March 3, 1804, died December 26, 1864. in 
Lakeville. Salisbury, Connecticut. He owned 
and operated iron ore mines in Xorth East, 
New York, and also on Mt. Rigi. He mar- 
ried Mary .Ann Dakin, born in Alillerton, New 
A'ork, August 2, 1806, died at Lakeville. Jan- 
uary 7, 1876, daughter of Jacob Dakin. Chil- 
dren : George, born March 10, 1829, died De- 
cember 29. 1849: Marvin, May 10, 1831. died 
.April 7, 1908: Jacob Dakin, mentioned below: 
Mary Frances, October 13, 1837, died Janu- 
ary 10, 1888, married John O. Hill, June 24, 
1863, and he died .August 28. 1893 : \\^illiam 
Edmund. May 6. 1843. '''cd July. 1900. in 
Norwich, New A'ork. 

(YHI) Jacob Dakin, son of William Brad- 
ley Reed, was born in .Amenia, New York. 
.August 8, 1834, died in Norwich, New York, 
October 22, 1904. Vox many years he was 
in the produce business and was a large 
dealer in butter and cheese. For twenty years 
he was a buyer of hops for the Chlmanns of 
New York, and was active in business up to 
the time of his death. He lived in Norwich 
for thirty years. He married (first) Decem- 




ber 6, 1859, Harriet Randall; (second) Feb- 
ruary 12, 1873. Ettie Pbebe Rbwe. who died 
in 1880; (third) J. \ernette Tanner. Child 
by first wife: William Bradley, born May 11, 
1868. died May 13, 1868. Child by second 
niarriage; [ohn O. Ilill, mentioned below. 

(IX) John (). Hill, son of Jacob Dakin 
Reed, was born at Norwich, New York, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1880. He attended the public 
schools of his natiye town and the Norwich 
high school, and was graduated from the 
Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, 
New York, in 1900. Since then he has been 
active in business and public affairs. He was 
elected president of the incorporated village of 
Norwich in March, 1907, and re-elected in 
1908-09-10. making one of the most efficient 
and successful chief magistrates that has been 
at the head of the municipal corporation. In 
politics he is a Republican, but he has shown 
during his public career that he has the confi- 
dence and support of good citizens, regardless 
of party affiliations. To an unusual degree he 
has won the pojndar support and esteem, and 
his influence has always been exerted to pro- 
mote the best interests of the community. He 
is a member of the board of education : a direc- 
tor of the National Bank of Norwich : of the 
Norwich Knitting Company ; trustee and an 
active member of the First Baptist Church : 
member of the Alert Hose Company and a 
loyal supporter of the fire department of the 
village : director of the Chenango County Ag- 
ricultural Association. He holds extensive 
real estate interests that occupy a large share 
of his time and attention. He belongs also 
to the Benevolent and Protective Order of 

He married, .\pril 16, 1903, Gertrude Louise 
Nash, of Pooleville. New York, daughter of 
George Elijah and Henrietta ( Richmond ) 
Nash' (see Nash \'III). 

(Royal Lineage of Reed), 
(li Charlemagne, Emperor of the West, 
born A. D., 742. ( 1 1 ) Louis L. (Ill) Charles 
II. (R'} Louis II. (V) Charles HI. (VL) 
Louis I\^. (VII) Charles. Duke of Lorraine. 
(VIII) Gerberge. (IX) Lambert III. (X) 
Henry II. (XI) Godfred I. (XII) Adeli- 
cia. (XIII) \\'illiam. second Earl of Arun- 
del. (XIV) William, third Earl of Arundel. 
(XV) Lady Mabel d'Alluni. (X\l) Emma 
de Tatteshall. (XVII) Sir Hugh de Caillv. 
(XVIIl) Sir \\'illiani de Caillv. (XIX) 

John de Cailly. (XX ) John Cayley. (XXI) 
William Cavlev. (XXII) lennelt Cayley. 
(XXI 11) John Lake. (XXI\') John Lake. 
(XX\') Lancelot Lake, of Xornianton. 
(XX\'I) John Lake. of Normanton. 

(XXVII) Lancelot Lake, of Normanton. 

(XXVIII) John Lake, of Erbv. (XXIX) 
Richard Lake, of Erby. (XXX) John Lake, 
of Erby. (XXXI) Hannah Lake, married 
Ca]itain John Gallu]! Jr., of .Stonington. Con- 
necticut. (XXXII) John (jallup. married 
Elizalieth Hanis. (XXXIII) Captain_ John 
(;;allup. married Elizabeth Wheeler, of Sto- 
nington, Connecticut. (XXXI\') Martha (jal- 
lup, married Thomas Douglass. (XXX\') 
Mary Douglass, married Ezra Clark. 
( XXX\T ) Olive Clark, married Jacob Dakin. 
Their daughter, Mary Ann Dakin, married 
William liradley Reed (see Reed \I1). 

(The Nash Line). 

(I) lames Nash, immigrant ancestor, was 
horn in England and settled early at Wey- 
mouth, Massachusetts, probably in 1638. He 
was a shoemaker by trade and a yeoman. He 
was admitted a freeman in Alay. 1645. '"'"J 
was a town officer in 1648. He sold land and 
a wharf in Boston, January 29, 165 1, and was 
deput_\- to the general court from Weymouth 
in 1655-62-67. His estate was administererl 
by his sons. John, of Boston, a cooi>er, and 
[acob, of Weymouth, appointed December 31, 
"1680. He had "water works" at Marshfield 

in 165 1. He married Alice . Children: 

lohn. whose wife Mary died in Weymonth. 
October 8. 1662; Jacob, mentioned below; 

(II) Lieutenant Jacob Nash, son of James 
Nash, was born about 1640, died March 13, 
1717-18. He settled at Weymouth and was 
admitted a freeman in 1686. He married .Abi- 
gail . Children, born at Weymouth : 

Jacob, December 4, 1667: Joseph, October 11. 
1669; lohn, mentioned below: Abigail, .Au- 
gust 17, 1673: Mary, March 20, 1675, married 
Samuel Porter: Thomas, January 11, 1681 ; 
Benjamin, Alarch 24, 1685: Alice, 1686. mar- 
ried William Reed : James, settled in .\bing- 
ton ; Sarah, married .Sanuiel Pool (the last two 
on authorit}- of '"Hobart's History of .\bing- 

(HI) Sergeant John Nash, son of Lieuten- 
ant Jacob Nash, was born at Weymouth. Oc- 
tober 8. 167T. His wife Mary die<I December 
10. 17^1). ("hildren. born at Weymoiub: Mary, 



September 21, 1695; Jacob, mentioned below: 
Jonathan. .March 17, 1711: David, July 23, 


(IV) Jacob (2). son of Sergeant John 
Nash, was born at \\'eyinouth, May 29, 1697. 
He married . Children, born at Wey- 
mouth: Sarah, October 29, 1722; Alary, Sep- 
tember 29, 1724: Jacob, November 2, 1727, 
married Margaret Higgins ; Abigail, August 
8, 1729; Thomas, June 11, 1732, died in Wey- 
mouth, married Elizabeth Vining ; Rachel, 
October 4, 1734; Elijah, mentioned below; 
Joshua, November 14, 1745. 

(V) Elijah, son of Jacob (2) Nash, was 
born at Weymouth, February 2, 1737. He 
was a soldier in the revolution from Wey- 
mouth in Captain Joseph Trufant's company. 
Colonel Josiah Whiting's regiment, in 1776- 
//, on guard duty on the coast at Hull. 
About 1777 he removed to Plainfield. Massa- 
chusetts. In 1790. according to the first federal 
census, he was at Plainfield, and had in his fam- 
ily two males over sixteen, one under that age 
and si.x females. He married, at Weymouth, 
February 7, 1760. Hannah Thayer. Children : 

1. Jacob, born 1760-61. was a soldier in the 
revolution in 1775: again in 1778 from Plain- 
field, when he gave his age as seventeen years; 
in 1790 he was the only head of family of this 
surname in Plainfield, except Elijah, and had 
two females (see p. 164, Plainfield History). 

2. Elijah, born about 1775; came from Plain- 
field, .Massachusetts, to New York in 1797. 

3. Thomas, mentioned below. 

(VI) Thomas, son of Elijah Nash, was 
born in Plainfield. Ham])shire county, Massa- 
chusetts, March 24, 1788. He married 

and among his children was Elijah F.. men- 
tioned below. 

(\'II ) Elijah F.. son of Thomas Xasli, was 
born in Hamilton, New York, December 11, 
1814, died in 1884. He married (first), No- 
vember 24, 1836, Lucina Blanding, who died 
-May 28, 1877. Children: Ce(')rge Elijah, 
mentioned below: Charles I'... born June 14, 
1842; Almeron T., born .-\ugust 14. 1844, died 
June I, 1902. Married (second), December 
II, 1877, Elmira Langdon, who died in Sep- 
tember, 191 1. 

(VIII J George Elijah, son of IClijah F. 
Nash, was born August 16, 1838, died .\ugust 
18, 1909. He married Henrietta Richmond, 
born December 18. 1840, died December 14. 
1905. Their daughter, Gertrude Louise, mar- 
ried Tohn O. Hill Reed (see Reed IX). 

(HI) Henrv Patrick, son of 
PATRICK Robert Patrick (q. v.), was 
born in Stillwater, Saratoga 
county, New York, August 26, 1791, died in 
Cuyler, New York, October 8. 1862. He was 
educated in the public schools, and followed 
farming for his principal occupation, but was 
also a shoemaker and tanner. He held the 
offices of road commissioner and of deputy 
sheriiT. He married, April 7, 1816, Clarissa 
Keeler, born February 24, 1795, at Poland, 
Vermont, died at Cuyler, Alay 20, 1880. Chil- 
dren : Julianna, born April i, 1817, died April 
25, 1865; George Henry, November 8, 1818; 
Halsey S., May 27, 1820, died September 21, 
1886: Eliza, February 24, 1822, died Febru- 
ary, 1881 : Clarissa Cordelia, May 9, 1826; 
Charlotte Sophia, August 9. 1827, died .\u- 
gust 19, 1888: De\\'itt Milton, mentioned be- 
low: Harvey Devillo, born June 15, 1834, 
died July 28, 1842; Joseph Keeler. July 27, 
1836, died -A^ugust 15, 1842. 

(IV) DeWitt Alilton. son of Henry Pat- 
rick, was born in Cuyler, New York, August 
28, 1828. died September 19, 1902. He re- 
ceived a common school education in the pub- 
lic schools, and followed farming most of 
his life in what is now the town of Cuyler, 
then a part of Truxton. For a year or two 
he lived in the west and followed farming in 
Illinois. He returned to Cuyler in 1856. His 
farm there comprised five hundred acres of 
land. In 1877 he retired from active business, 
and removed to a small place in the village of 
Truxton, where he spent the last twelve years 
of his life. In politics he was a Republican. 
He served as road commissioner both in Cuy- 
ler and Truxton townships. He married, 
March 20, 1849, Sabra Risley, born in the 
town of Cuyler, then Truxton, New York, 
March 20, 1825, daughter of Waite and Polly 
(Couch) Risley (see Risley VI). Children: 
I. Allette B., born May 20. 1850: married 
-Albert .Stevens, a miller of Truxton ; their 
son. Fred D., married \'era Stewart and has 
a son Gerald. 2. Otis D., mentioned below. 

(V) Otis Dwight, son of DeWitt Milton 
Patrick, was born in Bonus, Boone county, 
Illinois, December 5, 1855. He came to Cuy- 
ler, New York, with his parents when he was 
one year old, and attended the public schools 
there, the State Normal School at Cortland, 
and the Eastman Business College at Pough- 
keepsie, New York, from which he was gradu- 
ated in the class of 1876. .\fter working for 



a time as clerk in a Truxton store and for two 
j-ears on his father's farm, in 1880 he en- 
gaged in business in partnership with Frank 
L. Hilton, of Truxton, under the firm name 
of Hilton & Patrick, as general merchants. 
In 1890 he bought the interests of his partner 
and continued in business alone for a year, 
when he sold the store, and, in partnershi|i 
with ^Ir. Hilton, under the name of Hilton & 
Patrick Company, engaged in the wholesale 
produce business at Cuyler. The firm has 
been prosperous and stands high in the esti- 
mation of the community. 

Mr. Patrick also transacts a general insur- 
ance business and holds a commission as notary 
public. He is financially interested also in 
the Bryant Furniture Company, and is secre- 
tary and manager of the Truxton & Cuyler 
Telephone Company. The firm bought the 
hotel property and converted it into store 
buildings and in 1892 established the Truxton 
Last Company. He has always taken an in- 
terest in town affairs and politics, and is an 
influential Republican. He was for two years 
town clerk and for six years county clerk. He 
is a member of Cortlandville Lodge, No. 470. 
Free and Accepted Masons, of Cortland : the 
Royal Arch J^Iasons, of Cortland : the Knights 
Templar, of Cortland : Katurah Temple, Mys- 
tic Shrine, of Binghamton. and of the Benevo- 
lent and Protective Order of Elks, of Cort- 
land. He attends the Methodist Episcopal 

He married. February 11, 1880, Louise F. 
Kenney, of Truxton, daughter of Oscar J. 
and Submit (Lewis) Kenney. Children: i. 
Josephine Louise, born February, 1888; mar- 
ried Charles McGraw. manufacturer, of Mc- 
Graw, New York. 2. Donald DeWitt, born 
April 21, 1895. 

(The Risley Line). 
(I) Richard Risley, American immigrant, 
is believed to have descended from the Ris- 
leys, of Lancashire. England. The surname 
is spelled Rysley. Wrisley, and in various 
other ways in the ancient records. The coat- 
of-arms of the Lancashire family is described : 
Argent an eagle sable preying upon an infant 
swaddled gules, bended argent. Crest : An 
oak tree sable, thereon a raven perched proper. 
The name de Rysley is found before 1326 in 
Lancashire. The family is thought to be of 
Norse origin, though doubtless the English 
branch came with the Norman conquerors. 

He came to this country in the ship "Griffin," 
.sailing from Downs, July 15, 1633, when 
about twenty years old, and landed at Bo.ston, 
September 4, 1633. He settled with Hook- 
er's colony in Cambridge, and went with them 
to Hartford, of which he thus became one of 
the founders. He died at Hockanum, Con- 
necticut, in October, 1648. His land was on 
the south side of Little river on the west side 
of a road running from George Steele's mill 
on Little river south to the Great swamp. He 
served under Major John Mason in the Pe- 

quot war in 1637. He married Mary , 

and she married (second) Will Hills, of Hart- 
ford. Children : Child, whose name is not 
known; Sarah: Samuel, baptized November i, 
1645 : Richard, mentioned below. 

(H) Richard (2), son of Richard (i) Ris- 
ley, was born in Flartford and baptized Au- 
gust 2, 1648. He was prominent in Hock- 
anum for seventy-five years, and owned much 
land : was admitted a freeman in 1669 ; was 
fence viewer for the east side in 1687-88- 
92-93-94-95-97-98. He and his wife were 
members of the Hartford Church, and three 
of their children, whose names are obliterated, 
were baptized in May, 1687. Children, born 
at Hartford : John : Samuel, mentioned be- 
low : Thomas, died in New Jersey : Nathaniel, 
Jonathan, Richard, Jeremiah, Charles, Mary, 
baptized April 23, 1693, and Hannah, bap- 
tized April 12, 1695. 

(HI) Samuel, son of Richard (2) Risley. 
was born about 1680. He was a freeman be- 
fore December 23, 1703; fence viewer for 
Hockanum, 1703-07-12. In 1713 he moved to 
Glastonbury. He deeded land to his sons and 
bequeathed more in his will dated May 9. 
1752, and proved April 6, 1756. He married, 
August I, 1704, Rebecca Gaines. Children: 
Samuel. Richard, David, Job, mentioned be- 
low ; Oliver, Thomas, Rebecca. Ruth, Sarah. 

(IV) Job, son of Samuel Risley. was born 
in 1714 at Glastonbury, died in 1798. He was 
a soldier in the revolution in 1777. He mar- 
ried (first) Mary Bidwell, who died April 15. 
1742; married (second) Beriah Fox, born 
1721, died July 2, 181 1. Children by second 
wife: John, born March 3, 1743; Reuben, 
mentioned below : Benjamin, September 26, 
1747; Beriah, November 21, 1749; Noah. No- 
vember 21, 1752; Mary, June 30, 1754; Es- 
ther, March 5, 1756; Samuel, October 21. 
1759; George, March 21, 1762: Joseph, July 
30, 1765 ; Abigail. 

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(\' ) Reuben, son of Job Risley. was born 
June 5. 1745. at Glastonbury, died in 181 1. 
He was a soldier in the revolution from Con- 
necticut in 1777. third corporal under Lieu- 
tenant .Andrus. Sixth Company. Sixth Regi- 
ment of Militia. He married, April 14, 1768, 
.Mercy Miller, born 1735, died June 23. 1817. 
Children: Reuben, 1769: Mercy, 177 1 : 
Susie, 1773: Waite, mentioned below; Jemi- 
ma, 1777; Roxie. 1779; Noah, 1781 : Roger 
E., 1784; Content, 1786: Truman, 1788. died 
young; Truman. September, 1790. 

(VI) Waite, son of Reuben Risley, 
was born in 1775. The records of his family 
are very incomplete. He married Polly 
Couch. Two of his children were: Reuben, 
born 1809, married Harriet M. Andrews; Sa- 
bra. born March 20. 1825. married DeWitt 
:\r. Patrick (see Patrick IV). 

Deacon Thomas Loring. immi- 
LORIXd grant ancestor, came from Ax- 
minster, Devonshire. England. 
December 22, 1634, with his wife and two 
sons, and settled in Dorchester. Massachu- 
setts, in 1635. and later at Hingham. ^Fassa- 
chuetts, where he was a deacon of the church 
of which Rev. Mr. Peter Hobart was the 
pastor. In 1641. when Hull was made a town- 
ship, he and his family were among the first 
to settle there, and there they lived the re- 
mainder of their lives. He married Jane 
Newton. Children : Thomas, mentioned be- 
low ; John, born at Axminster, Devonshire. 
England, December 22, 1630; Isaac, baptized 
January 20, 1639, died February 9, 1639; Jo- 
siah, born 1637 and baptized January 9, 1642; 
Joshua, baptized January 9, 1643, died in in- 
fancy; Benjamin, baptized November 19. 

(II) Thomas (2), son of Deacon Thomas 
(i) Loring, was born in England about 1629. 
He was made freeman in 1673 and was select- 
man of Hull. Massachusetts, in 1671 and 1675. 
His will, dated December 24. 1678. was proved 
March 12. 1679. ^nd his heirs divided the 
property, November 7, 1702, the estate being 
appraised at six hundred and forty-five 
pounds. On June 26, 1674. Thomas and John 
Loring, husbandmen, received a lot from 
Governor Leverett, of Boston, situated at the 
south end of Boston, embracing Pine street, 
"45 feet in breadth, and 200 feet in length, 
bounded on the west with the new highway 
leading to Roxbury. on the south by the land 

of Daniel Turrellsen, which was formerly Mr. 
Coleburn's, on the east by the old highway 
on the seaside, and on the north by the high- 
way laid out by the said Leverett between his 
parcel of land and the land of Peter Bennett, 
together with all the rights of the said Lever- 
ett south upon the flats to the eastward of 
said land 45 feet in breadth down to the low 
water mark." 

Hon. William Gushing, a descendant of this 
branch of the Loring family, was first chief 
justice of Massachusetts in 1781, nominated 
by Washington as successor of William Jay 
in the United States Court : he was the most 
famous of all the Cushings : it has been said 
that the "Gushing family has furnished more 
judicial officers for the state and union than 
any other which exists." 

Thomas Loring married Hannah, daughter 
of Nicholas Jacob, of Hingham. December 13, 
1657. She married (second) Captain Stephen 
French, of \\'eymouth, and she died October 
20,1720. Children: Hannah, born August 9, 
1664, married Rev. Jeremiah Gushing, of Scit- 
uate. in 1685; Thomas, mentioned below; De- 
borah. March 15. 1668. married Hon John 
Cushiiig, of Scituate : David, September 15, 
1671, settled at Barnstable; Caleb, June 9, 
1674, settled at Plymouth ; Abigail, February 
5, 1676, died February i. 1678. 

(Ill) Lieutenant Thomas (3) Loring, son 
of Thomas (2) Loring. was born July 29, 
1667. In 1702 he purchased an estate in Dux- 
bury. ]\lassachusetts : in 1710 he had forty 
acres of common lands from the town, and in 
1712 a grant of one hundred and fifty-six 

In March, 1694, he was on the grand 
jurv in the trial of an Indian, who was con- 
victed of murder and sentenced to death. In 
1710 he was town treasurer: in 1714 was se- 
lectman; in 1717 was deputy to the general 
court, and probably the second of the name 
ever in the legislature. He died at Duxbury, 
December 5. 17 18. and his heirs settled the 
estate, January 28. 1724. According to the 
inventory of his estate he had three negroes 
valued at one hundred pounds, an estate val- 
ued at five hundred pounds, and a farm in 
Bridgewater. His widow died November 30, 
1755, age seventy-eight. He married, April 
19. 1699, Deborah, daughter of Hon. 
John Gushing, of Scituate. Children : Thom- 
as. Joshua. Nathaniel, mentioned below; Ben- 
jamin, born October 12. 1708; Hannah. De- 



borah, married. l-"ebruarv 18. 1728. Sylvester 
Richmoiul, of Little Compton. Rhode Island. 
(I\) Nathaniel, son of Lieutenant Thomas 
(3) Loring, was born August 21, 1704. He 
married, 1736, Priscilla Bailey, and settled at 
Pembroke, JMassachusetts. Children: Debo- 
rah, born June 3, 1738; William, mentioned 
below: Nathaniel. January 20, 1743: Sarah. 
June 17, 1746; .Abigail, :March 15, 1741;: Han- 
nah, February 18, 1751 ; Priscilla, July 21. 


(V) William, son of Nathaniel Loring, was 
born October 11, 1741, died October 18, 1815. 
In 1776 he served in Lieutenant Joshua Al- 
den's company. Colonel Mitchell's regiment, 
on the alarm of Bristol. Rhode Island. He 
lived in Duxbury. He married, January 8, 
1767. Althea Ald'en, born September 5. 1735. 
died April 2. 1820. daughter of Captain Sam- 
uel Alden. and a descendant of John and 
Priscilla (j\Iullen) Alden. of the "Mayflower." 
Children : William, mentioned below : George. 
born February 2. 1770: Ichabod. April 14, 
1772: Joshua, December 5. 1774: Samuel, No- 
vember 3. 1775: Alden, 1780: Sophia. 1783: 
Clarissa, 1785: Bailey, December 10, 1786. 

(VI) William (2), son of William (i) 
Loring, was born at Duxbury. May 9, 1768, 
died in Duxbury. He was a justice of the 
peace. In 1798 excise duty was levied on his 
carriage. He married Judith Little, of Pem- 
broke, Massachusetts, December 18, 1794. 
Children, born at Duxbury: William Little, 
mentioned below: Judith, born October 11. 
iSoi. married George B. Standish : Emeline. 
January 8, 1806. married Alfred Rogers, of 
an ancient family which possessed large tracts 
of land in Pembroke and Marshfield : Bailey 
Hall. June 2, 1809. 

(MI) Dr. William Little Loring, son of 
William (2) Loring, was born June 15. 1796. 
at Duxbury, died at his father's house in Dux- 
burv. July 2, 1842. He was graduated from 
Harvard College in 1819, and was a physician. 
He lived at Springfield, Massachusetts. He 
married Lucy W. Smith, of Hanover. Massa- 
chusetts, born November 12, 1796, died May 
12, i860. Children: i. Benjamin W.. men- 
tioned below. 2. Lucy W.. born 1822, died 
in Scranton, Pennsylvania ; married Rev. 
Samuel Logan, a Presbyterian clergyman. 3. 
Ruth, went to San Francisco in May. 1850. 
4. Maria F., born 1826: married James Cars- 
well, of Barstow, Georgia. 5. Bailey H., born 
1828, died in California. 6. Georgia Eliza. 

born 1834. died in Scranton: married Rev. 
Henry Van Nuys, pastor of I-"irst Presby- 
terian Church at Goshen, Indiana. 7. Sophia 
1).. born 1836: lives in Barstow, Georgia; 
married Rev. Dr. William Taylor, a Presby- 
terian clergyman at Mt. Jackson, Pennsyl- 
vania, and she has been a missionary to Syria. 
( \'HI ) Lieutenant Benjamin William Lor- 
ing, son of Dr. William Little Loring. was 
born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, October 19. 
1821, died in Owego. New York, December 
5, 1902. He served in the civil war for five 
years in the volunteer navy for the mainte- 
nance of the L^nion. He was acting master at 
first and then promoted to the rank of lieu- 
tenant for gallant services. The late Rear- 
Admiral John Rodgers, who commanded the 
gunboat "Galena" on the James river, re- 
ported to the navy department upon the four- 
hour action of that vessel at six hundred yards 
with Fort Darling, May 15, 1862, as foUow's : 
"Acting Master Benj. W. Loring handled his 
division with great bravery. The port side 
of his after gun was three times manned 
afresh, all the men having been twice either 
killed or disabled." Captain Rodgers was 
transferred to the new- monitor "Weehawken" 
in 1863. and at his request Lieutenant Loring 
was also transferred. On April 7. on the occa- 
sion of the first attack on Fort Sumter, the 
"W^eehawken" led the line of battle. Lieuten- 
ant Loring, who was in charge of the turret 
division, sighted the first shot fired at that fort- 
ification after the Confederate possession. The 
turret of the "Weehawken" showed signs of 
disarrangement during this action, and Lieu- 
tenant Loring went out in the midst of shot 
and shell to find out the cause. He found a 
rope jammed by the enemy's shot between the 
turret base and its rim. He tried in vain to 
dislodge the rope, and finally passed an end 
of it into the turret, where it was released by 
means of a short tackle. He was the inventor 
of two improvements which made the inter- 
vals between discharges of the guns two and 
one-half minutes, instead of seven minutes, 
making one monitor do the work done before 
by three. On June 17 in Warsaw sound. 
Georgia, he sighted five shots at the Confed- 
erate ram, "Atlanta," which was a counterpart 
of the historic "Merrimac," and four of them 
struck vital places and brought down her flag 
in five minutes from the opening round. The 
"Atlanta" intended to raise the lilockade, 
sweep the coast, the Potomac river, and an- 



chor before Washington. .Admiral Dupont 
reported on this action saying: "I cannot close 
this despatch without calling the attention of 
the department to the coolness and gallantry 
of Acting Master Benj. W. Loring, especially 
recommended by Capt. Rodgers. I trust the 
department will consider his services worthy 
of consideration." On September 8, 1863, the 
■'Weehawken" grounded under the walls of 
Sumter and at low tide her hull was exposed. 
It drew a terrible fire from several Confeder- 
ate batteries on Sullivan's Island. The "Wee- 
hawken" beat to quarters and engaged Fort 
.Moultrie exclusively, Lieutenant Loring sight- 
ing the guns. His second fifteen-inch shell 
entered an embrasure, dismounting a Colum- 
biad, killing sixteen men and wounding twelve 
others. At high tide the vessel floated, all 
the time exposed to the continuous fire from 
the Confederate batteries. Lieutenant Lor- 
ing, then executive officer, directed operations 
from the turret top. The following are ex- 
tracts from a letter by .\dmiral Rodgers. now 
on file in the navy department: "I wish to 
recommentl to your favorable notice. Acting 
Master Benj. W. Loring. who was with me on 
James River in the 'Galena' and who at my 
request was ordered to the 'Weehawken.' I 
have a very high appreciation of Mr. Loring's 
merit as an officer. He is brave, cool, per- 
fectly temperate in conduct and habits, atten- 
tive to his duty and ready with ingenious de- 
vices to meet any unexpected difficulty. In 
case the service should be permanently aug- 
mented from the volunteer navy, I do not 
know a man who would do more credit to the 

Lieutenant Loring preferred not to enter 
the regular navy, however. In 1864 he was 
captured and for six months endured the hor- 
rors of a rebel stockade in Texas, of a county 
jail and other detestable places used for pris- 
oners of war, where half his fellow-prisoners 
lost their lives. He kept his health and was 
subjected to special attention to insure his 
safekeeping. He was once tied with cords. 
He was kept in the guard house at night with 
a special sentry standing over him. threaten- 
ing him with death, and he was cast into a 
dungeon with ball and chain, like a convicted 
felon in medieval ages. Twice he escaped. 
The second attempt was made in November, 
1864, and in twenty-five days he covered five 
hundred miles in the pathless Texas wilder- 
ness, guided oidy by the sun. During twenty- 

one days he waded in water from ankle to 
waist depth in a fiat, overflowed country, 
flooded by ten days of constant rain, day and 
night. He had to swim sometimes, often 
breaking the ice from the surface. He rafted 
across rivers and bayous. Slowly and pain- 
fully he made his way through the swamps 
and caiiebrake in eastern Texas and western 
Louisiana, subsisting mainly on parched corn 
until he reached the Union lines at Brashier, 
now Morgan, Louisiana. He was in a pitiful 
condition. Every toenail was worn or torn 
from his feet, which were a mass of blisters, 
and his constitution was irreparably injured. 
At the close of the war Lieutenant Loring 
entered the revenue cutter service and attained 
the rank of first lieutenant. When ordered 
before the examining board for promotion to 
the rank of captain, he failed to meet the 
physical requirements and was placed on wait- 
ing orders. A special bill in the fifty-fifth con- 
gress to allow his promotion passed the sen- 
ate. May 20. 1897, but did not pass the house, 
and he was retired with the rank of lieutenant. 
He was in the audience of Ford's Theatre the 
night that Lincoln was assassinated there, and 
was one of the four men who carried the 
wounded president to the house in which he 

He married, August 2, 1866. Nellie Cohoon, 
born February, 1842, in Madison, Lake county, 
Ohio, daughter of Frederick and Xancv (Car- 
penter) Cohoon. Her parents were natives of 
Hartford, Connecticut. Children: i. Benja- 
min W., mentioned below. 2. John Aldon, 
born March 6, 1871, a naturalist; was field 
naturalist with Colonel Roosevelt on his Afri- 
can expedition for the Smithsonian Institu- 
tion : has been connected with the L^nited 
States Biological Survey, Smithsonian Insti- 
tution and New York Zoological Society, and 
in various capacities as naturalist. ; has trav- 
eled in every state and territory in the United 
States, and in Europe, Asia and Africa. He 
was sent by the American Bison Society to 
Oklahoma and South Dakota to select suitable 
locations for tw-o national buffalo preserves. 
He is a member of the Biological Society of 
Washington, American Ornithologist Union, 
Camp Fire Club of America, and American 
Bison Society. 3. Bessie Logan, born June 12, 
1877, died October 19. 1880. 4. Xano Glad- 
den, born April 17, 1879. 5. Infant son, born 
.August 15. 1869. died October 5. 1869. 

(IX) Benjamin William (2). son of Lieu-, 


tenant Benjamin William {i) Loring, was 
born in North Adams, Massachusetts, JMay 
lo, 1867. He attended the public schools of 
Owego, New York, and was graduated from 
the Owego Free Academy in 1886. He be- 
gan the study of law in the office of Judge 
Charles E. Parker, of Owego, and he was 
afterward a student in the office of S. J. 
O'Hart. He was admitted to the bar in No- 
vember, 1889. at Syracuse, and since then has 
been in general practice at Owego. His of- 
fice all this time has been in the Old Owego 
Free Academy, in the same room in which 
he went to school in his youth. He has taken 
an active part in public affairs, and is a prom- 
inent Republican. He was justice of the ses- 
sions one year, police justice twelve years, 
justice of the peace eighteen years, and served 
the incorporated village as clerk for five years. 
He is a member of Sasana Loft Tribe, Im- 
proved Order of Red Men, and of Smith 
Camp, Sons of Veterans, of Halsey Valley, 
New York. 

He married. April 21. 1897, Marie de Relle- 
rive, daughter of Dr. Edward A. and Mary 
(Camp) ^layor, of Owego. Children: Lina 
Maria, born March 9, 1907; Priscilla Alden, 
April 20, 1910. 

This name is of Scotch origin, 
SMYTH and is of comparatively recent 
importation to this country, hav- 
ing come by way of Ireland, where so many 
of the Scotch blood have grown up to be- 
come, later, American citizens. The family 
herein described was early located in south- 
ern New York, where it still has numerous 
able representatives. 

(I) Alexander Smyth, born in the latter 
half of the eighteenth century, was of Scotch 
ancestry, and resided in county Derry, Ire- 
land, where his ancestors took part in the 
famous defense of Londonderry in 1689-90, 
being among the supporters of the Prince 
of Orange, later King William, who sup- 
planted the Catholic rule in Ireland by that 
of the Protestant. He died in Aghadocy, Ire- 
land, November 5, 1851. He married Jenny 
Wilson, also descended from Scotch ances- 
tors, who were among the defenders of Lon- 
donderry. Both were buried at Garvagh. They 
had six children: i. James. 2. Catherine, 
married William Boyd, of Drummern, Ire- 
land. 3. Mary, wife of James Smith, of 
Brooklyn, New York. 4. Alexander, many 

years master mechanic of the rL-nnsylvania 
railroad, died in Titusville, Pennsylvania. 5. 
William, mentioned below. 6. Jane. 

(II) William, third son of Alexander and 
Jenny (Wilson) Smyth, was born June 19, 
1819, in the town of Garvagh, county Uerry, 
Ireland, and received a thorough classical edu- 
cation, after which he entered the Royal 
Academic Institute at Belfast, from which he 
was graduated in 1842, taking second honors 
in the Greek and moral philosophy classes. 
Subsequently he spent two years at Edinburgh 
University, under the tutelage of the noted 
Rev. Dr. Chalmers, and graduated in Divinity 
from there. For three succeeding years he 
was employed as a private tutor, and after 
this was principal of a classical school of 
county Derry. Having decided to settle in 
America, he sailed from Glasgow, Scotland, 
in 1847, in the ship "Warren," Captain Stan- 
ton, commander. After a voyage of six weeks 
and three days he arrived in New York, No- 
vember 27, of that year, and after a short 
time was employed in newspaper work on the 
Neiv York Sun and Nczc' York Observer. Fie 
settled at Owego, New York, March 4, 1848, 
and was engaged by the trustees of Owego 
Academy as principal. Entering upon this 
]30sition, April 12, 1848. he continued until 
June, 1854, when he resigned on account of 
ill health. The most successful period in the 
history of the academy was that under his 
administration, when the management found 
it necessary to add three departments and six 
assistants were employed, with an average at- 
tendance of two hundred and fifty pupils. In 
company with others, Mr. Smyth purchased 
the Ozvego Advertiser in 1853, and the name 
was changed to the Southern Tier Times, the 
first number under that name being published 
June 2, 1853. Later Mr. Smyth purchased the 
interests of his associates and became sole 
owner and proprietor, issuing the first number 
under this condition, June 29, 1854. The 
name of the paper was changed to the Ozvego 
Times, June 7, 1855. In 1872 Mr. Smyth ad- 
mitted his son, William A. Smyth, as partner, 
and from that time to the present the paper 
has been published under the name of Will- 
iam Smyth & Son. In 1857 the senior was 
elected school commissioner of Tioga county 
and re-elected in i860 by a majority of one 
thousand and twelve votes. In the same year 
he was appointed village clerk : served in 
1863-64 as trustee of the village and was presi- 

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(lent from 1865 to 1867. In the latter year 
he was appointed justice of the peace, and 
in 1872 represented Tioga county in the as- 
sembly. In December of that year he was 
api)ointed deputy superintendent of the state 
insurance department, which office he held 
three years, being acting superintendent for 
one year, following the resignation of O. \\. 
Chapman. During his incumbency a rigid 
examination of insurance companies was be- 
gun and resulted in the indictment of the offi- 
cers of the Security Life Insurance Company 
of New York. Pending their examination 
frauds were discovered and Acting Superin- 
tendent Smyth energetically pressed the case, 
securing the indictment and conviction of its 
president, this being the first instance in the 
history of life insurance in this state where 
the president of a company was convicted. 

.Mr. Smyth always took a commendable in- 
terest in tile material development of the vil- 
lage of Owego, and many improvements were 
consummated during the time he served as 
president. Among these may be mentioned 
the purchase of the first steam fire engine. 
In 1862-63-64. he was chief engineer of the 
village fire department, which organization 
owes much of its present efficiency to his en- 
ergy and enterprise. In 1881 he was elected 
president of the village for the fourth time. 
and during this term he secured a free bridge 
across the Susquehanna river. This had ex- 
isted as a toll bridge for a period of fifty 
years, and was one of the greatest obstruc- 
tions to the material progress of the village 
and its growth in population. With the assis- 
tance of many of the most progressive citi- 
zens, he succeeded in completing a fund of 
twenty-five thousand dollars in cash, or equiv- 
alent securities, which was paid to the bridge 
company on the last day of his term, securing 
thereby a warranty deed to the town of 
Owego. Mr. Smyth was active and efficient 
in bringing about the organization of the Re- 
publican party in the state. He was chair- 
man of the Whig delegation from Tioga 
countv at the Syracuse convention in 1856. and 
with Hon. John A. King, president of that 
convention, marched from Corinthian Hall to 
Whiting Hall, where a combination of the 
Free Soil Democrats and Anti-Slavery Whigs 
resulted in the birth of the Republican party. 
On December 16. 1884, i\lr. Smyth was ap- 
pointed by President Harrison jrastmaster of 
Owego. and held this position four years. In 

1890 he was delegated by Secretary Folger to 
locate the government building in Ouffalo. He 
died in Owego. September 2j. 1898, in his 
eightieth year. 

Air. Smyth married, in Ireland. 1847, ^lar- 
tha, daughter of Daniel Stuart Mackay, Esq.. 
of Moss Side, county Antrim, who w'as a large 
Ian. I holder and linen manufacturer; wa^ 
grand master of Orangemen of the north of 
Ireland. She was born July 12, 1826. and 
died in Owego, Xew York, May 26. 1882. 
Children: i. Wilhelmina Wilson, born May 
5. 1850. 2. William Alexander, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Laura A., born April 12, 1854; be- 
came the wife of H. W. Childs. of Syracuse. 
4. Zaidee \'.. June 15. 1856; married George 
A. Morris, of Syracuse. 5. Eleanor J.. Oc- 
tober 15. 1858: married Franklin Fishier, of 
Es'^ex Junction, \'ermont. 6. James W., Feb- 
ruary 4, 1861 : resides in Xew York City. 7. 
Martha E., October 6. 1863. died August i. 
1908. 8. Corinne Alackay, November 8, 1865 : 
wife of William E. Bergin. of Toledo, Ohio. 

(Ill) William Alexander, eldest son of 
William and Alartha ( Alackay ) Smyth, was 
born March 14, 1852, in Owego. Xew York, 
where most of his life has been passed. 
His education was supplied by the public 
schools of his native village and the city of 
Syracuse. For a period of three years, in 
early life, he was engaged in the drug busi- 
ness, and in 1872 became identified with the 
Owego Times, founded by his father eighteen 
years previously, and soon after the death of 
the latter in 1898, he became sole owner and 
proprietor of that journal. For many \ears 
he had been a partner in its publication and 
still retains the firm name of William Smyth 
& Son. From early manhood he has been 
identified with the Republican party, taking 
an active part in its councils and workings. 
For the past twenty-five years he has been a 
delegate to every state convention of the party 
and was a delegate from the twenty-sixth 
New York district in two national conventions. 
He has been chairman of the Republican 
county committee of Tioga for twent\-three 
years ; is a member of the Republican Club of 
the City of Xew York, and exerts a wide in- 
fluence in political matters throughout the 
state. He was appointed postmaster of 
Owego. Alay 26. 1897, by President AIcKin- 
ley : December 17, 1901, by President Roose- 
velt: December 13, 1905. by President Roose- 
velt; December 16. 1909, by President Will- 



iain H. Tall. Like his father he has always 
been interested in the growth and progress of 
his home town ; is a director of the Owego 
National Bank and the Owego Light & Power 
Company. He is a member of the New York 
State Press Association, of which he was 
president in 1902. and a member of the New 
York Republican Editorial Association, of 
which he was president in 1904. He was one 
of the founders of the Business Men's Asso- 
ciation of Owego and was its president four 
)ears. He has taken much interest in the 
work of fraternal societies ; he is a member 
of Friendship Lodge, No. 153, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, of Owego; New Jerusalem 
Chapter, No. 47, Royal Arch Masons ; Malta 
Commandery, No. 21, Knights Templar, of 
Binghamton ; Otseningo Bodies. Ancient Ac- 
cepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Juris- 
diction, U. S. A., Valley of Binghamton; Ka- 
lurah Temple, Ancient Arabic Nobles of the 
Mystic Shrine, and Sasana Loft Tribe. Im- 
proved Order of Red Men. 

He married, December 21, 1877, I'anny 
Louise Bristol, of "Glen Mary." Tioga county, 
New York, daughter of Wheeler H. and 
Alary (Worthington) Bristol. Their son, 
Stuart Worthington Smyth, born March 22. 
1879. in Owego. was educated at the ( )\vego 
Academy and is associate editor of the Owci^o 

The surname Tuthill is spelled 
TUTHILL also TotylTotehill. and Tuttle. 

and is derived from tot-hill, a 
mound. ISlomefield, the historian of Norfolk, 
has written of several tumuli near Thetford, 
Norfolk. England, the largest of which is 
called tut-hill. These were doubtless raised 
by the Danes to cover their dead after the 
battle with King Edmund. A. D. 871. The 
arms of the Norfolk family are : ( )r. on a 
chevron azure, three crescents argent. Crest : 
A leopard passant, sable, crowned or, on a 
mound vert. The arms are on the tomb of 
Elizabeth, wife of Sir Roger Dalyson, and 
daughter of William Tuthill. in Trowse-with- 
Newton. Nurfolkshire. England : she died 
September 27. 1585, aged eighteen. She was 
granddaughter of John Tuthill. of .'^axling- 
ham, father of Henry, mentioned below, 

(I) Henry, son of John Tuthill, was born 
in 1580. He lived in Tharston, county Nor- 
folk, England. He married Alice Gooch. 
His will, dated March 20, 1618. proved .April 

20, 1619, in England, mentions his lather, 
John Gooch, Margaret Rau, mother-in-law, 
Ann Woodyard, a relative, John, a brother, 
wife Alice, and children. He was buried 
ALarch 26, 1618. Children, baptismal dates: 
John, October 25, 1607 ; William, October 29, 
1609; Henry, mentioned below; Alice, Sep- 
tember 24, 1614: Elizabeth, March 9, lOiO. 

(H) Henry (2), son of Henry (i) Tut- 
hill, was baptized June 28, 1612, in Tharston, 
England. He married, in England, Bridget 

, who came with him to America, and 

married (second) William Wells. Gentleman, 
of Southold, New York. Henry Tuthill set- 
lied in Hingham, Massachusetts. He had a 
planting lot at Broad Cove in 1635, and a 
house lot in 1637. Gushing says that he came 
from Norfolkshire to New Hingham in 11)37. 
He was made freeman in March, 1638, and 
was constable in 1640. June 20, 1638, he sold 
his lot in Hingham and moved doubtless to 
Southold. He died before 1650, and his wife 
also (lied before 1650. Children: John, men- 
tioned below : Elizabeth ; Nathaniel ; Daniel 
(probably) baptized in Hingham, Massachu- 
setts. August 30, 1640. 

(HI) John, son of Henry (2) Tutliill. was 
liorn July 16. 1633, and dieil at Southold. New 
York, ( Jctober 12. 1717. He married there 
(first). February 17. i')57, Deliverance, 
daughter of William and Dorothy (Hayne?) 
Kinge; she was baptized at Salem. Massa- 
chu.setts, August 31, 1641. and died at South- 
old, January 25, i688-89.aged forty-nine vears. 
Fie "married fsecond ) . May 28, i6go. Sarah, 
probably widow of Thomas Young, and 
daughter of John Frost; she died November 
8, 1727. fie owned much land at Southold. 
Children by first wife: John, mentioned be- 
low : Elizabeth, born .\pril 19. 1661 : I lenry. 
.Mav I. 1665: Hannah, November 7. 1067: 
Abigail. October 17, 1670: Dorothy. October 
16, 1673. died b'ebruary 24, 1674: Deliver- 
ance. 2, 1677. die 1 September 17. 
1683: Daniel. January 23. i'')79: Nathaniel. 
November 10. 1683: daughter of second wife: 
Mary, died January n. i6q8-QO. aged about 
eight vears. 

'(I\') John (2), son of John (i) Tuthill, 
was born February 14, 1658. at Soutiiold, and 
died November 21. 1754. He was a land- 
owner at Southold Town. He was a justice 
of the peace, a commissioner to lay out the 
King's highway, the first jniblic road from 
Brooklyn to Easthampton. a member of the 



New York provincial assembly. 1693-98, and 
sheriff. He marricil. in 1683 or earlier, Me- 
liitable Wells, born in 1666. She died Au- 
t^ust 26, 1742. Children, perhaps not in or- 
der of birth : John, born in 1683 ; James, 
mentioned below; Mary, born 1687; Joshua, 
1690: Dorothy, perhaps in 1692 : Daniel ; Free- 
gift, mentioned below: Hannah, i^crhaps, for 
either she or her niece Hannah, daughter of 
John Tuthill, married Xoah Tuthill in 1738. 

(\') Freegift. son of John (2) Tuthill, 
was born in Southold Town, August 8, 1698, 
died in Goshen, New York. September, 1765. 
He married in June. 1727. .Abigail Goldsmith. 
His will is recorded in .-Mbany, and also in 
New York City. He lived in Hrookhaven, 
Long Island, and in the precinct of New- 
Windsor, New- York. Children : Abigail : 
Nathaniel, born in Hrookhaven. January 17. 
1730; Joshua: Freegift. 

(Y) James, son of John (2) Tuthill, and 
brother of Freegift Tuthill, received by the 
will of his brother John half of Dayton's 
right in Brookhaven in 1721. He niarried. in 
Long Island, and after 1741. but before 1749, 
removed to Orange county. New York. Chil- 
dren : Daniel, born in Suffolk county in 1722, 
died at Goshen, New York, soon after Feb- 
ruary 23, 1761, the date of his will; James, 
lived at New Windsor, Orange county; Ben- 
jamin ; and perhaps others. 

(\T) Richard M. Tuthill was the son of 
one of the two brothers or cousins, mentioned 
above. As far as possible, the Orange county 
branch has been given in full, but the records 
are lacking to show the parentage of Richard 
M. In 1790, the first federal census shows 
that John Tuthill w-as of New Cornwall and 
had in his family one son under sixteen and 
two females; Susannah (widow of Daniel) 
was the head of another family, and Daniel, 
doubtless Daniel Jr., had three males over 
sixteen, one under sixteen and two females 
in his family, all at New Cornwall, Orange 
county. The history of Orange countv states 
that James was a pro])rietor of New Windsor 
in 1751-52. Freegift Tuthill was prominent 
in the county : member of the Westtown Turn- 
pike Company in 1S12, residing in Minisink. 
Jonathan Tuthill was living in Minisink in 
iSio, as was also John in district No. 15. 
Richard M. Tuthill. of Minisink, represented 
his district in the state assembly in 1845 and 
afterward ; was deputy sheriff of Orange 
county. The Orange countv familv was well 

represented in the revolution jjy Lieutenant 
John, Lieutenant Azariah, Nathaniel, Will- 
iam, Joshua, Jonathan, Lieutenant r.enjamin 
and Francis Tuthill. 

Richard M. Tuthill was born in Orange 
county, New York, May 24, 1776, died in 
Minisink, in that county, .\ugusl 6, 1863. 
He was a farmer b)- occupation and lived in 
?ilinisink, near Unionville. He married Sarah 
, born December 20, 1784. died .Septem- 
ber 5, 1859. Children: i. Delilah, born May 
6, 1804, died June 2, 1836. 2. Richard Mont- 
gomery, .\pril 19, 1806, died .August 6, i860. 
3. William, November 29, 1808, died May 25, 
1828. 4. Keziah, July 11, 1809, died .April 15, 
'875- 5- Lewis, born February 24, 1812, died 
October 24, 1877. 6. Demon C, nientioned 
below. 7. Robert, January 31, 1821. 8. 
Henrv, October 5, 1824. 

(ATI) Demon C, son of Richard M. Tut- 
hill, was born April 4, 1815, in Minisink, New 
York, died in Owego. New York, November 
21, 1893. He received a common school edu- 
cation in his native town, and during his long 
and eventful life followed various occupations. 
For a time he was a general nierchant and 
afterward was in the employ of the Erie Rail- 
road Company as baggagemaster at Middle- 
town and Hornellsville. New York, and road 
agent on the Susquehanna division of that 
railroad. In 1855 he came to Owego, where 
in partnership with his son, Benjamin D. Tut- 
hill, he was in business as a general mer- 
chant until 1882, when he retired from active 
life and made his home in Owego until he 
died. He was an active and useful member 
of the Baptist church. In politics he was a 
Republican. He married, February 10, 1838, 
Sarah Doty, born at Minisink, February 9, 
1819, died November 14, 1893, daughter of 
Benjamin Doty (see Doty VII). Children: 
Benjamin Doty, mentioned below ; Ransom 
H., born August 28, 1840, died December 23, 
1858: DeWitt, born July 17, 1843. 

(VIII) Benjamin Doty, son of Demon C. 
Tuthill, was born in Deckertown, New Jer- 
sey, just over the line from Unionville, New 
York. April 17, 1839. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of Goshen, Middletown, Hornells- 
ville, and Owego, New York, whither he 
came with his parents when he was about 
sixteen years old. He worked at railroading 
for a time, was clerk in a store, and eventual- 
ly engaged in business as a general merchant 
in partnership with his father under the firm 



name of D. C. Tulhill & Son. The firm con- 
tinued until 1882, when his father retired and 
the partnership was dissolved. In 1895 he or- 
ganized the Farmers' and Builders' Supply 
Company of Owego, of which he has since 
been treasurer and manager. This has be- 
come a large and prosperous concern. He is 
a member of Tioga Lodge, Independent Or- 
der of Odd Fellows, of Owego. In religion 
he is a Baptist ; in politics, a Republican. 

He married, January 7, 1867, Louise .A. 
Miller, born February 20. 1846, in Smith- 
boro, Tioga county. New York, daughter of 
Alpeus Harrison and Deborah (Smith) Mil- 
ler. Children: i. Ransom H., born May 
2, 1869, died August 7, 1898; married Flor- 
ence Lamb : child, Grace .Adelaide. 2. Ed- 
ward W'., born December 8, 1874; associated 
in business with his father in the Farmers' 
and Builders' Supply Company ; married, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1899, Luki Welch, of Owego, 
daughter of David and Sarah (Morton) 
Welch : children : Louise, born October 5, 
1902: David, .\ugust 7. 1905. 

( Tlie Doty Line ) . 

In the early records the name Doty is 
spelled Dotey. Dotie, Dottey and Dote. At 
times the spelling Doughty is used, although 
it does not belong to the family, and the 
Doughty family is of a different origin. 

(I) Samuel Doty, son of Edward and Faith 
(Clarke) Doty, was born at Plymouth, on the 
High Cliff, probably in 1643. The first men- 
tion of him on record is January i, 1667-68, 
at Plymouth, when he was on a coroner's 
jury in an inquest on a child kept by John 
Smalley Sr., of Eastham, on Cape Cod, which 
had been found dead in the woods. On July 
16, 1668, he conveyed land in Dartmouth, 
which he had inherited from his father, to 
Benajah Dunham. He lived in Eastham at 
that time. In "Freeman's History of Cape 
Cod," there is a record: "In the year 1669, 
a vessel was cast ashore on Cape Cod, and a 
controversy arose between Thos. More, the 
claimant and owner of the cargo, and Sam- 
uel Doty and others of Eastham, in regard 
to salvage ; and agreement was finally con- 
cluded October 29th, 1669, and sanctioned 
by the Court." Another record says: "14th 
2d month 1668 Thomas More's vessel cast 
away at Cape Cod in ye storm wrin 4 persons 
perished and much wealth was lost." On Oc- 
tober 29, 1669, there is a record of a trans- 

action between More and Doty regarding the 
wreck. The next mention found of Samuel 
Doty is in Piscataway, Middlesex county, 
New Jersey, where in 1675 he was appointed 
lieutenant of the military company of New 
Piscataway. In 1678 he took out a marriage 
license. He was on the list of freeholders 
in 1682, and from 1678 to 1696 his name is 
on several deeds as a purchaser of lands in 
the vicinity. In 1707 a congregation of Sev- 
enth Day Baptists was formed in Piscataway, 
and he and his son joined the congregation. 
His will was dated September 18, 1715, and 
proved November 8, 1715, and in it he be- 
queathed most of his property to his wife, 
who was executrix. He married, November 
15, 1678, Jane Harmon. Children, born at 
Piscataway; Samuel, August 27, 1679; 
Sarah, March 2, 1681-82; Isaac, August 12, 
1683 ; Edward, May 14, 1685 ; James, Sep- 
tember 17, 1686 ; Jonathan, February 24, 
1687-88; Benjamin, mentioned below; Eliza- 
beth, February 26, 1695 ; Joseph, October 30, 
1696: Daniel, Marcli 9, 1701-02; Margaret, 
March 5. 1704-05 ; (The next two are found 
on the town register.) John, born probably 
about 1680; Nathaniel, born probably about 
1 707-08. 

(II) Benjamin, son of Samuel Doty, was 
born at Piscataway, New Jersey, May 14, 
1691, died at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1746. 
In 1725 he was living in Burlington county. 
New Jersey. On March 20, 1739, he was ap- 
pointed guardian of Samuel Stockton,- an 
orphan aged fifteen. His will was dated 
March 11, 1746, and in it he calls himself 
"victualler," and leaves his property to his 
wife and son Benjamin. He married Abigail 
Whitehead, who was born at Jamaica. New 
York, daughter of Jonathan Whitehead. She 
married (second) Thomas Leonard. Chil- 
dren : Benjamin, mentioned below : Susan- 
nah, Hannah, Deborah. 

(III) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (i) 
Doty, was born probably in Middlesex 
county. New Jersey, about 1710-13. On Oc- 
tober 8, 1725, Jonathan Whitehead deeded to 
his grandson, Benjamin, land in Minisink 
in counties of Ulster and Orange. In the 
years 1778 and 1779 he gave other deeds of 
land to Andrew Clark McNish, Berzalael 
Seely, and to John Everett. He married Ra- 
chel in Middlesex county. On Febru- 
ary 13, 1747-48, he and Lydia Mundin were 
licensed to marry, so she may have been his 



second wife. Child, Benjamin, mentioned be- 

(IV) Benjamin (3), son of Benjamin (2) 
Doty, was born probably in Middlesex county. 
New Jersey, about 1735-40. Although it has 
been thought that this Benjamin lived in the 
east, there seems evidence enough to prove 
that he was surely son of the above Benjamin. 
In 1800 he was living at Wantage, Sussex 
county, New Jersey. From 1765 to 1779 he 
was in Minisink, living on the land given him 
by his great-grandfather, Jonathan White- 
head. In 1802 Mary and Isaac Doty were 
made administrators of his estate. Mary was 
doubtless his widow, and Isaac was his son. 
Children, born probably in Orange county. 
New York: Isaac, born about 1760; Benja- 
min, about 1761 ; Abner, mentioned below ; 
Nathaniel, about 1770; Archelous ; John; 
Timothy, November 9, 1777; Ephraim, 1781 ; 
Willet ; Jacob ; Mary ; Sarah ; Phebe. 

(V) Abner. son of Benjamin (3) Doty, 
was born probably in Orange county. New 
York, about 1763 or earlier. He married, in 
New Milford, New York, about 1785, Sarah 
Baker, who was born probably in Burling- 
ham. New York. She married (second) 
Daniel Winfield, probably son of Abraham 
Winfield. Children : Catharine, Rachel. 
Thomas, Benjamin, mentioned below. 

(\T) Benjamin (4), son of Abner Doty. 
was born in Orange county. New York, Au- 
gust 27. 1792. died January 5, 1870. He lived 
in Minisink, New York, until 1849, and then 
moved to a place near Owego, New York, 
where he died. He married (first) in Orange 
county. New York, Charlotte, daughter of 
Isaac Wilcox. He married (second) Susan 
Van Tuyl. He married (third) Jane \\'infield. 
Children by first wife : Abner. Isaac Wilcox, 
Stewart, Bradner P., married (first) Keziah 
Tuthill and (second) Anna M. Harrison: 
Sarah, married Demon C. Tuthill (see Tuthill 


The Wallace family is one 
\\'.^LL.'\CE of the most ancient and dis- 
tinguished in Scotch history. 
From a branch of this family that settled with 
the Scotch in Ulster, in the North of Ire- 
land, said to be descended from the famous 
Sir William Wallace, the pioneer of this 
family came. 

(I) Robert Wallace and his family were 
probably among the Scotch-Irish who came 

in great numbers to New England between 
1718 and 1750. He was in Hartford, Con- 
necticut, before 17^8. He deeded land there 
to his son William, in 1738, and to John, April 
17, 1741. He died in 1741. His will was 
dated October 2, 1741, and proved February 
2, 1742. His wife, Elizabeth, was executrix 
and he bequeathed to the following children : 
John, mentioned below ; William, of Hart- 
ford ; Margaret, whom he describes as then in 
Ireland, her bequest to be valid if she comes 
over : Elizabeth : Mary : James, who had all 
the real estate not already given ; the sons 
John and William filed notice of contest. 
William was of Hartford, and John of Bed- 
ford, Hampshire county (now Granville, 

(II) John Wallace or Wallis. as the name 
was more often spelled in his dav, son of 
Robert \A'allace. was born about 1715. He 
was a witness to the will of Samuel Hall, of 
Middletown, April 26, 1739. He settled in 
Granville, Massachusetts, when a young man 
(see Vol. III. Hartford probate records, p. 


(III) John (2) Wallace, believed to be son 
of John (i) Wallace or \\'allis. was grandson 
of Robert Wallace, of Hartford. With his 
brothers Elijah. Nathaniel and Daniel, he 
came to Hoosick, Rensselaer county. New 
York, before 1790. .According to the federal 
census of that year. John \^'allace, of Hoosick. 
had three males over sixteen, three under that 
age and seven females in his family. Elijah 
had four sons under sixteen and three 
females: Daniel had three males over sixteen, 
four under sixteen and six females. John 
Wallace married Dorothy Doubleday. Chil- 
dren : .'\sahel, David, mentioned below : Marv. 
John, Mercy. Daniel, Mehitable, Lucy. 

(IV) David, son of John (2) Wallace, was 
born June 8, 1781, died August 2, 1846. He 
was a farmer at Hoosick, He married .\bi- 
gail Wallace, his cousin, born April 6, 1789, 
died August i, 1844, daughter of Daniel and 
Lovisa (Chase) Wallace. Children, born at 
Hoosick: i. Minerva, October 30, 1809, died 
April 13, 1891. 2. Lovisa. March 27, 181 1. 
died April i, 1813. 3. Lyman, mentioned be- 
low. 4. Ann Jane, Alarch 28, 1814, died De- 
cember 14, 1857. 5. Harvey. November 29, 
1815, died December 15. 1857, 6. .A.ngeline, 
June 15, 1817. died March 11. 1837. 7. Dar- 
win, October 9, 1818, died .September- 10. 
18S9. 8. Mary, .\pril 19, 1820, died October 



28, 1894. 9. David, March 13, 1822, died 
April 30, 1895. 10. Martha, February 11, 
1825, died November 28, 1877. 11, Charles, 
May 10, 1827, died May 8, 1887. 12. Alvin, 
June 7, 1831. 13. Marion, June 16, 1833. 

(V) Lyman, son of David Wallace, was 
born at Hoosick, New York, October 9, 1812, 
died October 18, 1872, in Cortland, New York. 
In his younger days he followed farming, and 
he also learned the trade of carpenter. He 
came to Groton, Tompkins county, New York, 
in 1854, and followed his trade as carpenter 
and builder. In 1857 he removed to Cort- 
land, where he continued in business as a 
builder to the time of his death. He married, 
December 28, 1841, Caroline Ann Ford, born 
in Williamstown, Massachusetts. April 28, 
1821, died February 10. 1882, in Cortland, 
daughter of Anson and Marcia (Talmage) 
Ford. Children, born in Hoosick: i. Marcia, 
December 30, 1842, lives in Cortland. 2. Da- 
vid Ford, June 23, 1845, died October 7, 1910; 
was a merchant in Cortland, New York, for 
many years; married, April 5, 1870, Mary, 
daughter of Seneca and Emily (Gray) Ma- 
han, of Virgil, New York, and had a daugh- 
ter, Leah, who married Enos Mellon, and a 
daughter, Louisa, who married Arthur Rob- 
inson. 3. William, September 15, 1847, died 
April 6, 1854. 4. Henry, February 25, 1850, 
died April 28, 1887. 5. James Herbert, men- 
tioned below. 6. Ada J.. March 8. 1856, lives 
in Cortland. • 

(VI) James Herbert, son of Lyman Wal- 
lace, was born in Hoosick, New York, Au- 
gust 3. 1853. He came with his parents to 
Cortland when he was four years old. He 
was educated in the public schools, and has 
always made his home in the town of Cort- 
land. For many years he was a manufacturer 
of confectionery there. He later went to 
New York, where he conducted business until 
1881. In 1890 he returned to Cortland and 
was one of the founders of the Cortland Forg- 
ing Company : in 1899 he founded the Wal- 
lace Wall Paper Company, and since 1907 
he has been inspector of the state department 
of highways, holding office under civil service 
regulations. He has served the incorporated 
village as trustee, and the city as an alderman. 
In politics he is a Democrat ; in religion a 
Presbyterian. He married. May 20. 1884, 
Clara O., born February 2, i860, daughter of 
James P. and Ophelia C. (Baker) Hotchkiss. 
of Cortland. Children : Grace, born June 

5, 1885; Florence, April 7, 1891 ; Gladys, June 
2, 1897. 

Henry Baldwin, the immi- 
BALDWIN grant ancestor, came very 

likely from Devonshire, Eng- 
land, and was one of the first settlers of 
Woburn, in that part now known as North 
Woburn. In 1661 he built here "the palatial 
house," which is still one of the most im- 
posing in the town, and which, with some 
changes and occasional improvements, has 
been owned and occupied by descendants for 
si.x generations, and is now the oldest dwell- 
ing in Woburn. In 1820 the house looked 
practically as it looks now. The north chim- 
ney, put up by George R. Baldwin, was said 
to be the first "single flue" chimney in the 
country. He designe<l the chimney caps and 
built a small addition on the rear of the 
house. On the south, between the house and 
the canal, was formerly a beautiful garden 
with walks and trees, but all traces of it have 
disappeared. Henry Baldwin was a sergeant 
of the Woburn militia from 1672 to 1685, 
and deacon of the First Church, Woburn, 
from 1686 until his death. He died February 

14, 1697-8. He married, November 1, 1649, 
Phebe, eldest daughter of Ezekiel and Su- 
sanna Richardson ; she was baptized at Bos- 
ton, June 3, 1632, and died September 13, 
17 16. In his will, proved April 4, 1698, he 
mentioned his wife Phebe, sons Henry, Dan- 
iel. Timothy and Benjamin, his "son" Israel 
Walker, husband of his daughter Susanna, 
and his grandson Israel Walker, his "son" 
Samuel Richardson, husband of his daughter 
Phebe, and grandson Zachariah Richardson, 
and his two daughters Abigail and Ruth 
Baldwin. Children : Susanna, born August 
30, 1650, died September 28, 165 1 : Susanna, 
born July 25, 1652 ; Phebe, September 7, 
1654; John, October 28, 1656; Daniel, March 

15, 1658-9; Timothy, May 27, 1661 ; Mary, 
July 19, 1663. died January 8, 1663-4: Henry, 
November 15, 1664: Abigail, August 30, 
1667; Ruth, July 31, 1670: Benjamin, men- 
tioned below. 

(II) Benjamin, son of Henry Baldwin, 
was born January 20, 1672-3, in Woburn, 
Massachusetts. He settled in Canterbury, 
Connecticut, about 1700. and died there in 
1759. He married Hannah White. Children: 
John, mentioned below : Benjamin, born 
about 1700; Daniel, 1705: Ebenezer, 1707, 



said to have died young; Timothy, 1709; 
Patience, 1711: Henry, 1713; Hannah, 1715, 
died young. 

(lUj John, son of Benjamin Baldwin, 
was born in May, 1697, in Canterbury, Con- 
necticut, where he hved all his life. It is said 
by Dr. Elijah, of Canterbury, that some of 
his descendants are in the vicinity, and that 
some went to Addison, Tioga county. New 
York. Children: Ebenezer : William; Isaac, 
mentioned below; James. (Worcester manu- 
script says that he was a doctor, and had 
two daughters.) 

(IV) Isaac, son of John Baldwin, was born 
June 12, 1730, in Canterbury, Connecticut, 
and died in Elmira. Qiemung county, New 
York, June 9, 1791- He lived in Norwich, 
Connecticut, for a time, and prior to 1774 re- 
moved to Exeter, in the upper part of the 
Wyoming valley, Pennsylvania, as in that year 
his name appears in a list of the surveyors of 
highways there. The family remained in the 
Wyoming valley during the massacres of the 
revolutionary period, removing thence in 1785 
to what is now Lowman, New York. Isaac 
P.aldwin was one of the first settlers in Che- 
mung valley, and when afterward other set- 
tlers arrived, Mr. Baldwin is recorded as in 
possession of 600 acres of the most fertile 
and productive land in the valley. His prop- 
erty was situate in the vicinity of the New- 
town battle-ground of 1779. and now com- 
prises several excellent farms owned by the 
Lowman family, its assignees or descendants, 
near the mouth of Baldwin creek, in the town 
of Ashland. Isaac Baldwin had eight sons, 
six of whom came to the Chemung Valley. 
The father and all eight sons took part in the 
revolution, serving in the Continental army. 
Some of them were with General Sullivan in 
the campaign against the Indians in 1779. 
Rufus Baldwin, one of the sons, is said to 
have killed the first Indian slain in that cam- 
paign. Thomas, another son, was a sergeant 
in Sullivan's army, and was wounded at the 
battle of Newtown. Vine, son of Thomas, 
is said to have been the first white child born 
west of the Alleghany Mountains. 

Isaac Baldwin married, November 16, 1751, 
Patience Rathbun, born September 13, 1734, 
in Exeter, Providence county, Rhode Island, 
died in Southport, Chemung county. New 
York, July 24, 1823. Cliildren : i. Rufus. 
born in Connecticut, March 8, 1753, died June 
30, 1834. 2. Thomas, born February 23, 1755, 

died January 14, 1810, at Elmira. 3. Water- 
man, mentioned below. 4. Affa, December 14, 
1759, died Alarch 15, 1832, in Pennsylvania; 

married (first) Jenkins, who was killed 

in the Pennanite war; (second) Colonel John 
Franklin; (third) Judge Harding, of Penn- 
sylvania. 5. Adah, born October 31, 1762, 
died March i, 1845, at Southport; married 

(first) ■ Gangig, who was drowned in 

Baldw'in creek ; ( second ) William Jenkins. 6. 
Isaac, born January 8, 1765, died November 
21, 1815, at Elmira. 7. William, born Au- 
gust 26, 1767, died June 25, 1842, at Elmira. 
8. Henry, born February 27, 1769, died April 
29, 1813, at Southport. 9. Polly, born August 
3, 1772, died November 21. 1828, in Ohio; 
married .Anthony Lowe. 10. Silas, born 
March 12, 1775 ; died December 12, 1809, at 
Elmira. 11. Ichabod, born October 26, 1777; 
(lied January 17, 1835, killed in a mill that he 
owned at Penn Yan, New York. 

(\') Waterman, son of Isaac Baldwin, 
was born January 8, 1757, at Norwich, Con- 
necticut, and died April 21, 1810, at Elmira, 
New York. He was the most noted of the 
sons of Isaac. He served with great distinc- 
tion as captain in the revolutionary war, un- 
der the immediate eye of Washington, of 
whom he was a personal and intimate friend. 
He possessed a silver-mounted saddle that 
was given him by officers of the army, and 
a horse called "Roanoke," which performed 
some remarkable feats. He was also a close 
friend of the famous Indian chief. Corn- 
planter, and was made Indian agent of Corn- 
planter's village. He married Celinda Burn- 

(VI ) Colonel Henry Baldwin, only son of 
\\'aterman Baldwin, was born in Chemung 
county. New York, near Elmira, in 1788, and 
died in Southport, in that county, January 4, 
1861, aged seventy-two years four months and 
nine days. He followed farming for his oc- 
cupation. He lived for a time in Groton, 
Connecticut, but returned to his native place 
and died there. He was prominent in the 
New York state militia and became colonel 
of his regiment. He had one son Francis 
Henry, whose mother's name has not been 
preserved. Colonel Baldwin married (second) 
Zina Jenkins, who died ^lay 24, 1872, aged 
eighty years ten months twelve days, daugh- 
ter of Wilkes Jenkins. She had no children. 

(VII) Francis Henry, son of Colonel 
Henry Baldwin, was born in Groton, Con- 


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necticut, July -i. il^i,^ and ditil at \\'a\crl\, 
Xew York, April 28, i8go. lie unit to Che- 
mung county with his father, and in 1845 re- 
inov^ed to A\'averly. wliere he spent the re- 
mainder of his hfe. in 1852 he fmuided thi.' 
newspaper. I'hc W'ai'eiiy Advocate, and con- 
(htcted it until i860. He was one of the first 
hoard of trustees of the village of W'averly 
in 1854. He married. April 5. 1837, Sarah 
Jenkins, of Soutliport, Chemung county, born 
January 29, 1820. died September 12. 1898. 
daughter of Jonathan and Nancy Jenkins. 
Children: i. \'ida C, born March 26. 1839. 
died Ma\- 16, 1910, at Washington, D. C. 2. 
Hugh J., mentioned below. 3. Arthusa M.. 
born December 7, 1843. died August 20, 1867. 
•4. Candace L.. born August 13, 1848, died 
August I, 1880, at Hartford. Connecticut: 
married Otis 11. Skinner. 5. Sarah F.. born 
October 19, 1850, died July id^. 1879. at 
Easton. Pennsylvania: married James K. 
Dawes. 6. Albert R., of whom further. 7. 
Francis Henry, Jr.. born March 27, 1856, 
died April 10, 1896. in Buffalo, New York: 
married Xellie Day : children : Charles Day, 
Hugh Jenkins and Francis Henry. 

(\IH) Hugh Jenkins, son of Francis 
Henry Baldwin, was born at Southport, Che- 
mung county, June 4, 1841, and died at \Va- 
verly. January 7, 1907. \Mien he was four 
years old his parents moved to W'averly, and 
he attended the public schools there. When 
he was fifteen years old he became a student 
in the Collegiate Institute at Towanda, Penn- 
sylvania, but returned to Waverly when the 
old academy was opened, and completed his 
course there, one of a class of twelve pre- 
])aring for college. Acting by the advice of 
Principal A. J. Lang, he taught school in 
the winter of 1859 at North Barton, but the 
civil war changed his plans for further study. 
He was among the first to enlist in April, 
1861, and went immediately to the front with 
Company E, 23d New York Regiment, Volun- 
teer Infantrv. This regiment saw hard ser- 
vice, and Mr. Baldwin took part in the battles 
of Rappahannock, South Mountain, Antietam 
Creek, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and 
the Second Bull Run. besides many minor en- 
,s;agements. He was a good soldier, a born 
fighter, and he won promotion. His com- 
mission as second lieutenant and first lieu- 
tenant were signed by Governor Morgan, and 
as captain by Governor Seymour. 

At the expiration of liis term of enlistment 

he relumed to Waverly and engaged in busi- 
ness. He conducted a mercantile business on 
Hroad street, giving u]) this business to be- 
come secretary and superintendent of the pa- 
per mills at North Waverly. In 1871 he 
helped organize the companies that built the 
old opera house and the Tioga Hotel, and 
suijcrintended the erection of Ixith these build- 
ings. He afterward went to i'uffalo to take 
charge of the lumber business of C. A. Blake, 
the chief stockholder in the Tioga House. 
But Mr. Blake failed at the end of a year, and 
A:r. ISaldwin bought his stock in trade in 1876' 
anil engaged in the lumber business on his 
(iwn account, in Waverly, continuing until he 
died, although for a number of years the 
active management of his affairs was en- 
trusted to his son. Harry C. Baldwin. Mr. 
r.aldwin was also financially interested in 
other local enterprises. Public-spirited and 
having at heart the best interests of the vil- 
lage, he was an important factor in its devel- 
opment and prosperity. He served five terms 
as president of the incorporated village, and 
plaimed and supervised many of the public 
improvements. The building of the village 
hall was a notable achievement of his admin- 
istration, and many of the important streets 
were paved under his direction. In politics 
he was a Republican of wide influence, and 
for many years was a member of the Repub- 
lican Club of New York. He was a promin- 
ent member of \\'. C. Hull Post, Grand Army 
of the Republic, and of the Military Order, 
Loyal Legion, Commandery of the State of 
New York. In private life. Mr. Baldwin was 
unostentatious, a genial and wholesouled man. 
Charitable and kindly, he was a friend of 
the needy and unfortunate, and made friends 
in all classes and ages. In his later years his 
health was not good, but his death was sud- 
den. He was able to be about the streets as 
usual a few days before he died, and he died 
while sleeping. He attended the Episcopal 
church of Waverly. The IVai'crly Free Press. 
at the time of his death, said editorially : 
"The sudden death of Hugh J. Baldwin takes 
from Waverly one of its foremost citizens. A 
man of much mental force and marked ability, 
he was one of its most active business men 
and played a big part in the devclo])ment and 
progress of the village. I-'ew men here were 
more widely known and few will be more sin- 
cerely mourned. Many will remember him as 
a gallant soldier, manv as an able man of af- 

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fairs, and many more as a courteous gentle- 
man, a kind friend and a genial companion." 

He married, September 12. 1866, Charlotte 
Elizabeth Coulter, born January 28, 1844, in 
Unionville, Orange county, New York, 
daughter of J. T. W. Coulter and Julia 
(Bailey) Coulter. Children: i. Walter Hull, 
born March i, 1868; an official of the Adams- 
Westlake Company of Chicago, manufactur- 
ers of railroad and steamship hardware; re- 
sides in Highland Park; married Mary C. 
Crook, of Baltimore, Maryland; children: 
George Crook, Seward Henry and Hugh 
Jenkins. 2-3. Seward, and Harry Coulter, 
both mentioned below. 

(IX) Seward, son of Hugh Jenkins Bald- 
win, was born in Monticello, New York, No- 
vember 23, 1870. He attended the public 
schools of Waverly, and was graduated from 
Cornell University. He is now secretary and 
treasurer of the Lawrence Letts Elbow Manu- 
facturing Company, of which his father was 
one of the founders and president. He is a 
director of the First National Bank of Sayre, 
Pennsvlvania. and was one of its incorpora- 
tors. He is a member of the Waverly Build- 
ing and Loan Association. In politics he is 
a Republican, and he has been a trustee of 
the village of Waverly and member of the 
Board of Education. He is an active mem- 
ber and trustee of the Presbyterian church; 
member of Masonic lodge and chapter of Wa- 
verlv ; of the Alpha Delta Phi of Cornell, and 
of the Alpha Delta Phi Club of New York 
City. He married, January 4, 1899, Mabel 
Gilian, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 
daughter of William Rush and Lucy (Win- 
ger) Gilian. Children: Ruth Elizabeth, 
born October 14, 1899; Seward, Jr,, Septem- 
ber 9, 1906. 

(IX) Harry Coulter, brother of Seward 
Baldwin, was born in Waverly, December 8, 
1875. He attended the public schools of his 
native town and Cornell University, from 
which he was graduated. He became asso- 
ciated with his father in the manufacture of 
lumber at Waverly, and was admitted to 
partnership. In 1898 the firm name became 
H. J. Baldwin & Son, and for a number of 
years prior to his father's death he had entire 
charge of the business and is now the sole 
proprietor. He is a member of the lodges of 
Free Masons and Odd Fellows of Waverly, 
and an elder of the Presbyterian Church. In 
politics he is a Republican. He married, Oc- 

tober 14, 1908, Mary Atwood Hilton, daugh- 
ter of Dr. William M. and Mary (Atwood) 
Hilton of Waverly. They have one chikl. 
Waterman Hilton, born November 20, 1909. 

(VIII) Albert Blair, brother of Hugh Jen- 
kins Baldwin, was born in Waverly, New 
York. September 15, 1852. He attended the 
Waverly Institute, but on account of his 
father meeting with reverses, was obliged to 
leave school when quite young to help sup- 
port the family. He began his career as clerk 
in a grocery store, delivering goods with a 
cart within a radius of two miles. A few 
years later he took a position in the Erie 
freight office. In 1880 he entered the employ 
of the government in a clerical position at 
Hartford, Connecticut, where were manufac- 
tured stamped envelopes. He resigned this 
position after five years and returned to the 
employ of the Erie railroad as billing clerk. 
After a year in this position he engaged in 
the retail shoe business in Waverly, and for 
sixteen years carried on this business. For 
the past eight years he has been a traveling 
salesman. He resides in Waverly in the 
house in which he was born, which he pur- 
chased of his mother some years before her 
death. This is one of the first frame houses 
built in the town. Mr. Baldwin is a self- 
made man, starting in life in boyhood and 
winning his way without aid from any source. 
In politics he is an independent Republican. 
He is a communicant of the Protestant Epis- 
copal church, and for fifteen years was war- 
den and is now president of the Men's Club 
of that church. 

He married, July 10, 1878, Mattie B. Kin- 
ney, born in Sheshequin, Pennsylvania, .\pril 
II, 1855, daughter of Newton and Juliette 
(Thomes) Kinney of Waverly, New York. 
They have one daughter, Mabel, born Au- 
gust 29, 1879, married June 19, 1907, Stuart 
B. Macafee, of Athens, Pennsylvania, Mr, 
and Mrs. Macafee have one child, Juliet, 
born October 12, 1908. 

This earlv New England 
HOLLISTER family 'has contributed 

many useful citizens to 
various states of the Union, and was promin- 
ently identified with the early settlement of 
Central New York, It has been chiefly iden- 
tified with agriculture and the mechanical 
arts, but has contributed many useful citizens 
in various walks of life. 



(Ij Lieutenant John IloUister was the an- 
cestor of the American family and was born 
in England in 1608. He came to this coimtry 
about 1642, and was admitted a freeman at 
Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1643, being 
thereafter an active and useful citizen of that 
town and the Connecticut colony. One histo- 
rian says he settled in South Glastonbury in 
1634, and that the place of his birth was Glas- 
tonbury, England. It is supposed that he 
sailed from Bristol, England. He was prob- 
ably of a good family and was well educated 
for his time. His name first appears in the 
annals of the Connecticut colony as juror of 
the particular court held March 2, 1642, and 
he was deputy from Wethersfield to the gen- 
eral court in 1644: again in April, 1645, and 
represented the town many times thereafter 
until 1656. His name appears as a juror in 
June, 1645, and with several others he was 
appointed from ^^'ethersfield, October 3, 1654, 
to join with the deputy governor to raise men 
at Wethersfield for an expedition (probably 
against the Indians). He was appointed with 
others by the general court in February, 1656, 
to give "The best and safe advice to the In- 
dians if they agree to meet and. should crave 
their advice." In March. 1658-59, he was 
lieutenant and appealed to the general court 
as to the charges of the Wethersfield church 
against him from which he had been excom- 
municated. The difference was settled by the 
court and he was appointed collector at 
Wethersfield, March 14, 1660. He was a 
large land owner, especially in that portion of 
the town lying on the east side of the Conn- 
ecticut river, now known as Glastonbury. He 
married Joanna, daughter of Richard and Jo- 
anna Treat. She survived him and is men- 
tioned in his will. He died in April, 1665. in 
Wethersfield, and his widow in October, 1694. 
Children: Elizabeth, John, Thomas, Joseph, 
Lazarus, Mary, Sarah, Stephen. 

(II) John (2), eldest son of Lieutenant 
John (i) and Joanna (Treat) HoUister, was 
born about 1644, in Wethersfield, and died in 
Glastonbury, November 24, 171 1. For some 
years he was engaged in the noted law suit 
between Hollister and Buckley over the boun- 
dry line of certain lands, which trial resulted 
in the resurvey of all the lots from the Hart- 
ford line to Nayaug by order of the general 
court, the records of which are preserved in 
the archives of the state. He married, No- 
vember 20, 1667, Sarah, daughter of William 

and Sarah (Marvin) Goodrich. Children: 
John, Thomas, Sarah, Elizabeth (died 
young), David, Ephraim, Charles, Elizabeth, 

(III) Thomas, second son of John (2j and 
Sarah (Goodrich) Hollister, was born June 
14, 1672, in Glastonbury, died there, October 
12, 1741. In the town records he is called 
"The Weaver," and he was deacon of the 
Glastonbury church. He married Dorothy, 
born about 1677, died October 5. 1741, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Hills of Glastonbury. Chil- 
dren : Josiah, Dorothy, Gershom, Charles, 
Elizabeth, Anna, died young : Thomas, Ruth, 
Rachel, Hannah, Eunice, Susannah, Elisha, 

(IV) Josiah, eldest son of Thomas and 
Dorothy (Hills) Hollister, was born June 7; 
1696, in Glastonbury, where he died, Janu- 
^'■y 3' 1749- I'l 1742 he bought land in 
Sharon, Connecticut, and perhaps lived there 
for some time, although he was buried in the 
old South Yard in Glastonbury. He married, 
January 18, 1718, Martha, daughter of Will- 
iam Miller, of Glastonbury, who died there, 
July 12, 1777, aged seventy-nine years. Chil- 
dren: Josiah, Lazarus, Samuel, Amos, Elijah. 

(V) Amos, fourth son of Josiah and 
Martha (Miller) Hollister, was born May 5, 
1726, in Glastonbury, died November 6, 1786, 
in that town, where he probably passed his 
life. He married, April ij. 1749, Bathsheba, 
daughter of David and Charity (Hollister) 
Wadsworth, born June 20, 1728, died May i, 
1808, almost eighty years old. Children : 
Bathsheba, Esther, died young ; Esther, Da- 
vitl, Prudence, Ashbel, Jeannette, Amos, 
Martha, Amelia, Josiah. 

(VI) Ashbel, second son of Amos and 
Bathsheba (Wadsworth) Hollister, was born 
March 4, 1759, in Glastonbury, died May 4, 
1840, in Pawlet, Vermont. He was a soldier 
under Kosciusko in the revolution, and set- 
tled at Pawlet in 1781. He married, Janu- 
ary 10, 1790, Mary Pepper, born March 19, 
1766, died March 14, 1848. Children: Ash- 
bel, Woodbridge. Orange, David, Algernon, 
Sidney, Horace, Harvey. Mary, Hiel. 

(VII) David, fourth son of Ashbel and 
Mary (Pepper) Hollister, was born March 
19, 1794, in Pawlet, died in Truxton, New 
York, April 30, 1853. In 1833-34 he removed 
to Cincinnatus, New York, and later to Trux- 
ton, where he died. He married. June 17, 
1819, Sarah Zilpha Brooks, born January i, 
1800, in Pawlet, died June 16, 1882, in her 

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eiglnv-tliird year. Children: Theion X.. 
born 1821, died 1888; Mary E.. born 1824. 
married Pliny Ayer, and died in 1890: Julia 
E., (lied in childhood ; Harvey David, men- 
tioned below. 

(\']II) Harvey David, youngest child of 
David and Sarah Zilpha (Brooks) Hollister. 
was born March 27, 1835, in Cincinnatus. 
died in Cortland. January 12, 1907. He at- 
tended the schools of his native town, and 
subsequently was a student in the Homer 
.\cademy at Homer, New York, and became 
an educator, making teaching his life work. 
Eor more than thirty-five years he was an 
instructor in various towns of Cortland county 
and Central Xew York. His religious alSlia- 
tions were with the Presbyterian church, of 
which he was a member. He married, May 
I. 1856. Martha Elizabeth Thompson, born 
June 24, 1839, in New Berlin, New York, died 
February i, 1909, daughter of Peter and 
Sarah (King) Thompson. Children: i. 
Herbert Thompson, born July 12, 1858, in the 
town of Taylor, New York, died April 29, 
1892. He was the founder of the hardware 
and plumbing business now carried on under 
the name of the Hollister Hardware & Plumb- 
ing Company. He married, June 15, 1881, 
Mary Seaman, of Virgil, New York, daughter 
of Avery J. and Fanny B. (Morse) Seaman. 
Children : Mabel Claridine, born June 24, 
1882, died March. 1883. Grace Magee, May 
8, 1886. died February 16, 1887. Fanny 
Martha, February 27, 1892. 2. Sarah Zilpha. 
born March 27. i860, died before one year old. 
3. Marcia E., January i, 1862, became the 
wife of W. J. Buchanan, of McGraw. 4. 
Tlieron Norton, mentioned below. 5. Harlan 
P.. June 6, 1867, in McGraw : conducts a bak- 
ery business in Cortland. He married, De- 
cember 3, 1884. Ella E., daughter of William 
and Lydia Maria (Brown) Gross, of Smith- 
ville. New York. They have an only son, 
Floyd Harlan, born June 26, 1886, married. 
May 29. 1905, Harriet Cecil Smith, and has 
three children : Sheldon Delroy, born June 
29, 1907: Duane Augustus, Februarv 21, 
1909; Harriet Evelyn, April 10, 1910. 6. 
William King, mentioned below. 7. Fred Ar- 
thur. June 6, 1873. in Deruyter. New York : 
is treasurer of the Cortland Baking Company, 
of Cortland. He married, June 17, 1896, .\r- 
delle S.. daughter of Luther and Sarah Ar- 
delle (Kinney) Heath. They have three chil- 
dren : Eloise Ruth, born November 28, 1897: 

Helen Heath. August 16. 1899: Robert 
Charles. July 4, 1901. 8. Mary \\'eek5. Au- 
gust 5. 1876: she married Fred I. Graham, 
of Cortland, September 30, 1896, and died 
January 31, 1905. 9. Harvey Dell, born July 
16, 1879, '" Deruyter; is vice-president of the 
Cortland Baking Company. He married. De- 
cember 15. 1900. Cora B.. daughter of Syl- 
vester D. and Cora ( Boyd ) Armstrong, of 
Corry. Pennsylvania. They have three chil- 
dren: Dell de Forest, born March 21. 1902; 
Lawrence Sylvester, March 19, 1903 : Doyd 
Thompson, February 20, 1908. 10. George 
mentioned below. 

(IX) 'J'lieron Norton, second son of Har- 
\cy David and ]^Iartha E. (Thompson 1 Hol- 
lister. was born July 4, 1864, in McGraw, 
New York. He was educated in the public 
schools of Truxton and Deruyter. New 
^'ork. For several years he was engaged in 
the dry goods business with the Warren Tan- 
ner Company of Cortland, and in 1902 
formed a partnership with his brother, Will- 
iam K. Hollister, under the name of Hollis- 
ter Hardware & Plumbing Company, and has 
continued in that line of business to the pres- 
ent time. Under the industrious care of its 
projirietors the business has flourished and 
Mr. Hollister has made extensive investments 
in real estate. He is a member of Cortland- 
ville Lodge, Free and Accepted Masiuis; 
Royal Arch Chapter: Kni.ghts Templar: Ka- 
lurah Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Binghamton. 
He is also affiliated with the local lo 'ge of 
the Inde]>enilent ( )rder of ( )(!d t'ellows. and 
is a member of the Episcui)al church. Me 
married. November 27, ;9o6. Hannah Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Charles and Margaret (C.a- 
ruthers ) Turner, the former a native of 
Philadel])hia, and the latter of Carlisle, Eng- 

(IN ) William King, fourth ■^on of Har- 
vey David and Martha E. (Thompson) Hol- 
lister. was born February 13, 1870, in Trux- 
ton, New York. He received such education 
as the common schools afforded. At the age 
of fifteen years he entered the omploy of his 
brother. Herbert T. Hollister, in Cortland, 
where he learned the plumbing trade, and 
subsequently worked at this and the tinning 
business with various firms for several years. 
In 1896 he entered into partnership with Law- 
rence S. Cramer, under the firm name of 
Cramer & Hollister, located at No. 19 Rail- 
road street. Cortland, dealers in hardw.nre. 


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plumbers and steam fitters supplies. This 
partnership was succeeded in ii)02 by the Hol- 
lister Brothers, Theron N. and William K., 
under the style of the Hollister Hardware & 
Plumbing Company, as above noted. Mr. 
Hollister has been closely attentive to his 
business, and has secured the rewards belong- 
ing to industry and upright business methods. 
He married, March 2, i8g8, Maude La \'erne 
Loucks, born June 8, 1876, in Cortland, 
daughter of George Addison and Harriet 
(Monroe) Loucks. Children: Lillian Har- 
riet, born May 31. 1899: Edgar Pierce, Octo- 
ber 22, 1900; Herbert Le Roy, December 15, 
1901 ; Gladys Arlene, January 18, 1903; Mil- 
dred La \'erne, April 5, 1904; Kenneth Al- 
bert, April I, 1905; Margie May, June 10. 
1906: Dorothy Louise, July 25. 1908; Charles 
Ivan, November 6. 1909, died March 20, 1910; 
Pearne Harvey, April 27, 191 1. 

(IX) George, youngest child of Harvey 
David and Martha E. (Thompson) Hollister, 
was born October 4, 1883, in McGraw-. He 
received his education in the Cortland high 
school and Normal School. For some years 
he was employed with the Warren Tanner 
dry goods establishment of Cortland, and 
when the Hollister Hardware & Plumbing 
Company was formed in 1902, he engaged 
with that concern, and has thus continued 
since. He is a shrewd and competent busi- 
ness man, and has contributed his share to the 
commercial success of the concern. He is a 
member of the LTnited Commercial Travelers 
of Cortland. He married, July 31, 1905. 
Anna, daughter of Charles and Bridget (Col- 
lins) Kelly. Children: Margaret Marcella, 
born February 20, 1907, died six days later ; 
Georgianna and Elizabeth Alay (twins) born 
June II, 1911. 

The origin of this family 
CUMMINGS is uncertain : the name was 

taken from the town of 
Comines. near Lille, on the frontier between 
France and Belgium. Various traditions ac- 
count for earlier origin of the family, but all 
of them are entitled to no more credit than 
mere traditions. The name has been vari- 
ously spelled Comines, Comynges. Comyns. 
Comings, Comyn, Cumings and Cummungs. 
Tradition states that the emigrant ancestor of 
this family descended from "Red Cumin." of 
Badenoch in the southeastern district of Iver- 
nessshire, a wild mountainous country pre- 

senting wide stretches of bleak moorland. 
Here the clan flourished from 1080 to 1330, 
and then began to decline. According to the 
Chronicle of Melrose, the first of the name 
who immigrated permanently was slain with 
Malcom HI., at Alnw^ick, in 1093, leaving two 
sons, John and William. From John all the 
Cumins in Scotland are said to be descended. 
Sir John, the Red Cumin of Comyn, was the 
first Lord of Badenoch, and in 1240 was an 
ambassador from Alexander II. to Louis IX. 
of France. His son John, called the Black 
Lord of Badenoch, was not inferior to any 
subject in Scotland for wealth and power, and 
was one of those who vowed to support 
Queen Margaret, daughter of Alexander III. 
in her title to the crown of Scotland. At her 
death he became a competitor for the crown 
of Scotland, "as a son and heir of John who 
was son and heir of Donald, King of Scot- 
land." The son of this Lord, called in turn 
the Red Cumin, was the last Lord of Bade- 
noch of the surname of Cumin. In 1335 a 
number of the Cumin clan were slain in the 
feudal battle of Calbleau, in Glenwick, where 
a stone now marks the spot. The badge of 
the clan, in Gaelic, was "Lus Mhic Cuiminn," 
in English, the Cummin plant. 

(I) Deacon Isaac Cummings is supposed 
to have come from England to .\merica in 
1627, and settled in Salem, Massachusetts. 
He was the first Cummings known to have 
immigrated to New England. In a deposition 
made by him in March, 1666, he gave his age 
as sixty-five years, establishing his birth in 
1601. The probate records of Essex county 
contain a copy of his last will and testament, 
dated "8th of 3d Mth., 1667," also inventory 
filed "This 22 Maye 1667,'" and his will was 
probated June 14, 1667, thus establishing his 
death between "8th of 3d Mth. and Maye 
22, 1677;" of his wife we know nothing ex- 
cept that she died before him. no mention 
being made of her in his will ; he left four 
children. The first mention in Essex county 
of Isaac Cummings is in the entry made by 
the town clerk of Watertown, where his name 
appears in the records of land grants as re- 
ceiving a grant of thirty-five acres in the ear- 
liest generation land grants in 1636, called the 
"Great Dividens." Also we find a record 
made by the town clerk of Ipswich showing 
that he owned a planting lot near Reedy 
Marsh in that town previous to July 25, 1638. 
On the 9th of the second month, 1639, he 



also owned a house lot in Ipswich village, 
on the street called the eastern end, next to 
the lot owned by Rev. Nathaniel Rogers. He 
was a commoner in 1639, and the same year 
sold land near the highway leading to Jef- 
frey's Neck. He also possessed in 1639 a 
farm partly in Ipswich and partly in Tops- 
field. He was made a freeman, May 18, 1642, 
and was a proprietor in W'atertown the same 
year, and at Topsfield afterwards where he 
was one of thirty commoners. As an Ips- 
wich commoner, he was one of those "that 
have right of commonage there last of the 
last month. 1641." On the first day of the 
second month, 1652, Isaac Cummings for 
thirty pounds bought of Samuel Symonds one 
hundred and fifty acres of land in Topsfield. 
Other records in Essex county show that he 
was defendant in the suit brought by John 
Fuller, March 28, 1654; that he was a witness 
against William Duglas in March. 1656; that 
he was sued for debt by Jerobabell Phillips. 
of Ipswich, March, 1657. That he was plain- 
tiff in the case, December 31, 1656, against 
John Fuller for damage done in his corn by 
swine belonging to said Fuller ; and that he 
was grand juryman in 1675. and moderator 
of the town meeting in 1676. He was deacon 
of the church in Topsfield for many years. 
His children were: John, Isaac, Elizabeth, 

(II) John, eldest child of Deacon Isaac 
Cummings, was born in 1630, died December 
I, 1700. By the terms of his father's will 
he received the homestead consisting of forty 
acres with house, barns, orchards and fences, 
and in 1680 sold same to Edward Nealand 
(Kneeland). About 1658 he removed to Box- 
ford. In 1673 ^16 was made a freeman. He 
and his wife were members of the church in 
Topsfield. December 7. 1685, when the church 
"voted dismission to John Cummings with- 
out commendation and dismissed his wife witli 
commendation to the church to be shortly 
gathered at Dunstable." He removed with 
his family to Dunstable about 1680, where he 
was one of the first settlers. He was a select- 
man in 1682, and a member of the church in 
1684. He married Sarah, daughter of Ensign 
Thomas and Alice (French) Hewlett, of Ips- 
wich. She died December 7, 1700, just six 
days after the death of her husband. Their 
children were: John, Thomas, Nathaniel, 
Sarah, .'\braham. Isaac, Ebenezer, William, 
Eleazer. F.enjamin, Samuel. 

(III) John {2). eldest son of John {i) 
and Sarah (Howleti) Cummings, was born 
in Bo.xford in 1657, and lived in Dunstable. 
He married, September 15, 1680, Elizabeth 
Kinsley, born in Braintree, November 22, 
1657, daughter of Samuel and Hannah 
(Bracket) Kinsle\-. They settled on the Na- 
thaniel Cutler place in the south part of 
Nashua, where the wife was killed by Indi- 
ans, July 3, 1706, and he was wounded, hav- 
ing his arm broken, but escaped to a swamp 
about half a mile south, and near the present 
state line, where he remained in hiding over 
night and then made his escape to the "Fare- 
well block house." His children were: John. 
Samuel, Elizabeth, Hannah, Ebenezer, Anna, 
Lydia, William. 

(IV) Deacon John (3) Cummings, eldest 
child of John (2) and Elizabeth (Kinsley) 
Cummings, was born July 7, 1682, died April 
-7' 1759- He was an original member of the 
church in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and the 
first deacon, to which office he was elected 
December 3, 1727. He was moderator of the 
first town meeting, was chosen selectman, and 
was town clerk in 1736. His farm included 
the land around Westford railroad station, on 
both sides of the track, and is now partly oc- 
cupied by one of his descendants. He mar- 
ried, October 3, 1705, Elizabeth Adams, of 
Chelmsford, born April 26, 1680, died April 
30, 1759, daughter of Peletiah and Ruth 
Adams. Their children were : Elizabeth, 
Mary, John, William, Thomas, Abigail, Sam- 
uel, Ephraim, Bridget, Ebenezer. 

(V) William, second son of Deacon John 
(3) and Elizabeth (Adams) Cummings, w-as 
born July 29, 1712, in Qielmsford. and lived 
in the region known as "One pine hill." 
There was a long dispute between Hollis and 
Dunstable as to whether the people residing 
there should belong to one or the other of 
the towns, and in 1763 it was added to Hollis. 
Seven of William Cummings' children are 
recorded in Groton. He was in West Dun- 
stable precinct in 1744, and was chosen dea- 
con of the church there in 1745. He was 
ensign in the company commanded by Cap- 
tain Peter Powers in the war of 1755. His 
intention of marriage was published July 12. 
1734, to Lucy Colburn. of Dunstable. In 
1770 Samuel Tarbell was made guardian over 
Caleb, son of William Cummings, of Dun- 
stable, then over fourteen years old. from 
which it would seem that Caleb bclons's 



among his children. Others recorded are : 
Ebenezer, Lucy, Bridget. PhiHp. Rebecca. 

(VI) PhiHp, second son of \\'iniam and 
Lucy (Colburn) Cummings, was born No- 
vember 26. 1745 ; recorded in Groton, and 
died IVlarch 29, 1826, in Homer, Cortland 
county, New York, at the home of his son 
\\illiam, and was buried there, but his body 
was afterwards removed to Sully, New York. 
He was in the revolutionary army from Hol- 
lis in 1775, and resided in Peterborough, New 
Hampshire, for some time thereafter. About 
1805 he removed to Cortland county. New 
York. He married Mary Carter, born No- 
vember 15. 1751, died October 2, 1815. Chil- 
dren : Philip, Thomas, Edward. Caleb. 
Joshua, Mary, Lucy. Rebecca. Leonard, 
\\'illiam. died young: William, Betsy. 

(VH) Edward, third son of Philip and 
Mary (Carter) Cummings, was born Novem- 
ber 17, 1774. in Hollis, died July 6, 1846, in 
Preble, New York. He removed to that town 
in 1804. and settled on lot 59, purchasing 
one hundred acres in the wilderness. He 
built a log house with basswood slabs for 
floor, and the chest in which he brought his 
goods served as a table. It is said that he 
had only one pla.te and knife and fork each 
for himself, wife and one child. The farm 
on which he settled is now-owned by a grand- 
son. He married (first) November 17, 1801, 
Sally Farr, born October 9, 1784, died Octo- 
ber 12, 1826. He married (second) August 
19. 1829, Abigail Robertson, born December 
I, 1799. died July 14, 1846. Children: Polly, 
Silas. Harriet. Sally, Celona, William. Ches- 
ter, Edward, Harvey. Lucinda. Lucy Ann, 
John B., James. 

(\ HI) Silas, eldest son of Edward and 
Sally (Farr) Cummings, was born August 7, 
1804, in Preble, New York. He married 
(first) January 26. 1830. Jane Duncan, and 
on November 22. 1831. a daughter Elizabeth 
Jane was born to them. The mother died 
June 25, 1832, and Silas Cummings married 
(second) Amanda Taggart. November 8. 
1832. Eive more children were born of this 
union : Samuel Edward. Alary Eliza, Daniel 
Miller, John Newton. Harlan Page. His 
second wife died June 5, 1841. On February 
23. 1842. he married (third) Emily Hobart. 
born October 10. 1813. Five more children 
were born to them : Ann Augusta, Francina 
Celona, Amelia Homer. Emily Hobart, Jo- 
seph Hobart. Silas Cummings died Septem- 

ber 4, 1875. having spent his entire life as a 
farmer on the farm next adjoining on the 
south the original one hundred acres pur- 
chased by his father when coming into the 
country to settle. 

(IX) Samuel Edward, eldest son of Silas 
and Amanda (Taggart) Cummings, was 
born March 22, 1834. He married, January 
2/. 1859, Mary E. Highmoor. Son: Silas 

(X) Silas Highmoor, son of Samuel Ed- 
ward and Mary E. (Highmoor) Cummings, 
was born January 30, 1861. He married, De- 
cember 23, 1885. at Cortland, New York, 
Mary F. Burst. He is now a resident of 
P.rookh'n, New York. 

The surname Roberson is 
ROBERSON identical with Robertson. 
The Westchester county, 
New York, family of Robertson originally 
settletl in Connecticut. John Roberson was 
in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1677. William 
Robertson, born about 1720, in Fairfield 
county. Connecticut, it is believed came from 
Greenville, Connecticut, to Bedford, West- 
chester county, in 1744, and bought the Daniel 
Merritt farm in that town. History says that 
the Robertson family of Bedford were of 
Scotch origin. 

Jabez Robertson, son of William, was 
born about 1750. By his second wife he had 
Jabez, born August 22, 1787: Laurence and 
Henry, twins, born November 30 and De- 
cember I. 1791, respectively. Henry married 
Huldah H. Fanton and was father of Hon. 
William H. Robertson, for many years the 
Republican leader of Westchester county. 

With the Robertson family the Deiavans 
appear to have intermarried, whence the name 
Delavan Roberson, mentioned below. We 
find the Delavan family first at Norwalk, 
Connecticut. John Delavan married, at Nor- 
wich, January 5, 1748-49, Mary Hait, and 
had a son, John, born October 21, 1750. Tim- 
oth\- Delavan, doubtless a brother of John, 
married, February 23, 1737-38, in Norwalk, 
Hannah Bouton. and had children : Timothy, 
born May 2/. 1738 : Abraham, September 8, 
1739: Mathew. December 20. 174 1 : John. 
January 30. 1743-44: Nathaniel. September 14, 
1746: Samuel, March 23, 1752. The entire 
family moved to North Salem, New York, 
the history of which mentions the following 
children: Timothy, Nathaniel, John, Corne- 


lius, Daniel, Abraham, Stephen and Mathew. 
Of these, six sons were born at Stamford, 
and the dates given are from the town 

In 1790, the first federal census shows that 
W'ilham Robertson was living at Bedford, 
Westchester county, and had in his family 
three females ; Jabez Robertson had in his 
family two males over sixteen, one under six- 
teen and six females. The town and family 
records are wanting and full details of the 
early generations have not been found, al- 
though a careful search has been made. The 
descendants of William Robertson in West- 
chester country are unable to give the name 
of Delavan Roberson's father. 

(I) Delavan Roberson, undoubtedly a de- 
scendant of the Robertson and Delavan fam- 
ilies of \\estchester county, described above, 
was born July 25, 1792, died January 11. 
1861. He married Abigail Ferguson, born 
January 4, 1795, died November 8. 1871. 
Children: i. Reuben, born May 25. 1813. 
died in September, 1881 : married Lodema 
Prindle and had children : William, Louis. 
Theron, Mary, George, Jane and Edwin. 2. 
Samuel, born April 6, 181 5, died May 27, 
1897 ; married ^largaret Martin, May 25, 
1837, and had children : Theodore M., Sam- 
uel D., William J.. Martha A., Fremont D., 
Mary Jane and Margaret A. 3. W^illiam H.. 
born March 21, 1819, died July 13, 1904: 
married (first) Martha: (second) Sarah 
Cleveland, June 17, 1857: (third) Mrs. 
Louisa \\^ard, about 1879 : children : William 
C, born July 13, 1858; Sarah T., born Octo- 
ber 2, 1861 ; Emma G., born March 12, 1866. 
4. Elbert, born March 21, 1823, died March 
13, 1895; married Sarah Alaria Requa, born 
July 23, 1826: had children: Elbert, Ed- 
mund, Alfonso, Josephine and Francis A. 5. 
Isaac, born July 19, 1825, died April 5, 1890; 
married Mary Bookstaver, and had a daugh- 
ter, Kate. 6. John, born May 21. 1827, died 
June 2-j. 1895 : married Mary Jane Watts, in 
April, 1869, and had a daughter, Kitty. 7. 
Sarah Jane, born June 17, 1829, died March 
27, 1901 : married, September 25, 185 1, Phil- 
lip T. Deyo. 8. Alonzo, mentioned below. 9. 
Lodima. born August 2. 1833, died June 29. 
1908; married (first) Peter Ransom: (sec- 
ond) Samuel R. Benedict, and had child, W^il- 
bur R. Benedict, born October 14, i860. 

(II) Alonzo, son of Delavan Roberson. 
was born October 9, 183 1, died June 15. 1899. 

He had a common school education, and 
learned the trade of carpenter. For some 
years he was employed in the old Marsh & 
Gilbert planing mill on Chenango street, 
Binghamton, whither he came in 1853. Af- 
ter Marsh & Gilbert retired from business, 
Mr. Roberson bought the property and car- 
ried on the mill with notable success. In 
1892 he built a new and larger mill to accom- 
modate his business and ceased to operate the 
old mill. The new plant is on the western 
border of the city of Binghamton, and is ad- 
mirably equipped to manufacture sash, doors, 
blinds and builders' finish. In 1882 his son, 
Alonzo, Jr., was admitted to partnership, and 
he has continued the business since the death 
of his father in the spring of 1899. Mr. Rob- 
erson took a keen interest in public affairs 
and was honored with various offices of trust 
and responsibility. In 1876 he was elected 
alderman of the city of Binghamton, and he 
served in 1876-77. In 1884 he was again 
elected alderman and coukl have been nomin- 
ated and elected mayor if he had consented, 
but he was not ambitious for political honors 
and he repeatedly declined to become a candi- 
date for mayor. At the time of his death he 
was vice-president of the People's Bank. He 
was one of the most active, progressive and 
useful citizens, of wide influence, sterling 
character and absolute integrity in all the re- 
lations of life. In religion a ^Iethodist, mem- 
ber of "Centenary Church." and in politics he 
was a Democrat. 

He married (first) February 10. 1853, Ly- 
dia Titus, born April 23, 1830, daughter of 
James and Hannah Titus. She died June 26, 
1866. He married (second) September 13, 
1870, Sarah Eliza Dunk, born June 4, 1845, 
daughter of Alfred and Mary (Allen) (Bal- 
lard) Dunk. Children, all by first wife: i. 
Anna Frances, born November 23, 1853, died 
January 31, 1854. 2. Alonzo, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Lydia Rosella, born June 9, 1866, died 
in infancy. 

(Ill) Alonzo (2), son of Alonzo (i) Rob- 
erson, was born in Binghamton, New York, 
November 16, 1861. He attended the public 
schools of his native city. At the age of six- 
teen he began to work for his father and 
was as,sociated in business with him as long 
as he lived. He became a partner of his 
father as soon as he was of age under the 
firm name of A. Roberson & Son. After the 
senior partner died the business was incorpor- 


aled under the same name with AFr. Roberson 
as president. He is one of the most substan- 
tial business men of the city. In religion, a 
Presbyterian, and in politics a Democrat. He 
is a member of the Ijing-hamton Club, the 
Mercantile-Press Club and the Binghamton 
Country Club, and is vice-president of the 
Broome County Trust Company. He mar- 
ried, December 4, 1887, Margaret Hays, born 
November 25, 1866, daughter of Andrew and 
Hannah C. (Ring) Hays. 

The Richer and Richter families 
RICHER are identical. The early history 
of the family in this country 
dates back to colonial times. It is thought 
that the original settlers were Nicholas and 
Michael Richter, who were living in 1790, 
according to the first federal census. There 
were just four of this surname in New York 
state at that time, and it seems ]3robable that 
if these two were not the only original settlers 
the family would have been more numerous. 
Xicholas Richter had two males over sixteen 
in his family, and five females, and was liv- 
ing at Duanesburg, Albany county. New 
York. He was father or brother of Michael 
Richter. of the same town, who had four 
males over sixteen, three under that age, and 
six females in his family. This Michael 
must have been born about 1730, and if he 
were the son of Nicholas, the latter would be 
at least seventy-five years in 1790. But there 
was another Michael in Rensselaerville. Al- 
bany county, in 1790, having one son under 
sixteen and four females in his family. It 
seems more likely that Nicholas was brother 
of Michael first mentioned, and Michael had 
a son of the same name. There was another 
Nicholas in 1790 in Palatine, Montgomery 
county. New York, doubtless related and 
probably son of Nicholas of Albany county. 

(I) Nicholas Richer, son of Nicholas or 
Michael Richter, mentioned above, was born 
in 1772, probably at Berlin, Rensselaer county. 
New York, where he lived in his youth. In 
1800 he located at Columbus, New York, 
where he died November i, 1829, aged fifty- 
seven years. He married Annie Wilcox, of 
the old Rhode Island family of that surname. 
He was a substantial citizen, a farmer during 
all his active life. Children : Nicholas ; John, 
mentioned below : Randall, died July 12, 1866, 
aged sixty-three years : Anson, died January 
28, 1855, aged forty-nine years. 

(II) John, son of Nicholas Richer, was 
born in Rensselaer county. New York, Febru- 
ary 9, 1799, and died at Columbus, New York, 
June II, 1881. He came when a young child 
to Columbus with his parents, and through a 
long, active and useful life followed farming 
in that town. He married, September 17, 
1820, Juliana Lottridge, born .\pril 5, 1804, 
died November 30, 1884, daughter of Tohn 
and Polly (Reed) Lottridge. Children: i. 
Adelia, born February 28, 1822: died March 
19, 1873 ; married Israel Schofield. 2. 
Nicholas, mentioned below. 3. .Adeline, born 
March 2, 1832 ; married Harlow Lamb. 4. 
Mary, born April 7, 1834; died March 29, 
1888: married Lewis White. 5. John Leland, 
born March 15, 1847; lives on the homestead 
at Columbus: married, August 4, 1881, Liz- 
zie Heacock, and has son, Linn, born Novem- 
ber 9, 1882. 6. Juba .\delaide, born January 
10, 1849 • married Lewis E. Simons ; lives 
in Columbus. 

(HI) Nicholas (2), son of John Richer, 
was born at Columbus, April 11, 1827, and 
received his early education there in the pub- 
lic schools. 

He has followed farming all his ac- 
tive life and has been also engaged in the 
manufacture of butter and cheese. In manu- 
facturing he began in a modest way with a 
cheese factory in the town of Columbus, and 
as his business grew he added to his facili- 
ties by enlarging his original plant and erect- 
ing new factories in other places, until in the 
course of time he was the owner of no less 
than fourteen creameries and cheese factories 
in Columbus, Brookfield, Edmeston and 
Bridgewater, New York, and he was also a 
partner in the ownership of a general store 
in Columbus. Since 1891 he has made his 
home in New Berlin, with his son. He in- 
vested extensively in real estate, and owns 
six large farms i:i Chenango county, all in 
the highest state of cultivation. In all these 
varied lines of activity he displayed the 
same activity and sagacity, and took rank 
among the foremost business men of the 
community. He was enterprising but not 
speculative in his business methods. Through- 
out his life he has enjoyed the fullest measure 
of confidence and respect from his townsmen. 
In politics he is a Republican. He married 
(first) March 6, 1855, Ann F. Whitmore, of 
Columbus, New York, daughter of Luther 
and Elsie (Perkins) Whitmore, and sister of 


George B. Whitmore (see Whitmorej. They 
had one son, Irvins^ L.. mentioned below. 

(IV) Irving L., son of Nicholas (2) 
Richer, was born Xovember 21, 1858, in Co- 
lumbus, New York, and was educated there 
in the public schools and at New Berlin 
Academy, and at Eastman Business College. 
Poughkeepsie, Xew York, from which he 
was graduated in 1878. He became immedi- 
ately afterward a dealer in general merchan- 
dise at Columbus, where he continued in busi- 
ness until 1886. Since then he has been a 
dealer in grain and feed at New Berlin, New 
York. His business was established by 
Church, Morgan & Company, and was after- 
ward conducted by the firm of Morris 
Brothers & Kimball. Mr. Richer first pur- 
chased the interests of Morris Brothers, and 
later bought out the Kimball share. It is 
the oldest concern in tiiis line of business in 
the town. He also deals in coal, plaster, ce- 
ment, etc.. and has a cold storage plant. He 
has been active in public affairs, and assisted 
in every project for the welfare of the city. 
!Mainly through his efforts the New Berlin 
Light & Power Company was organized in 
1889. and he has been director and manager 
from the beginning. He formerly held a 
quarter interest in the Norwich Produce 
Company, and he has branch stores in South 
Edmeston and West Edmeston, dealing in 
flour, feed and grain. In politics Mr. Richer 
is a Republican, and he has been a member 
of the town board four years, one term as 
town clerk, another as supervisor. He ranks 
among the foremost men of business in the 
community. His success has been won by 
hard work, persistent industry and enterprise. 
His business methods have been characterized 
by uprightness and integrity, high purpose, 
and conscientiousness in all his dealings. He 
commands the highest respect and esteem of 
his neighbors not only for his personal quali- 
ties and manly character, l)ut for a fine |)ublic 
spirit and a willingness to cooperate in ev- 
ery movement intended to uplift and help 
the community. In religion he is an Episco- 

He married, June 21. 18S2. Elvira D. Wil- 
cox, of Columbus. Xew York, daughter of 
Lewis and Helen (Waters) Wilcox. Her 
father was a son of Isaiah and Polly .Ann 
(Lottridge) Wilcox. William Lottridge, 
father of Polly Ann. was a brother of John 
Lottridge, and both came from .\lbany in 

1799, settled at Columbus, and have numer- 
ous descendants in this vicinity. Children of 
Mr. and Mrs. Richer: i. Winifred Lillian, 
born April, 1883; married Rufus C. Beards- 
ley, of Cleveland, Ohio, hydraulic and elec- 
trical engineer ; children : Ruthven and 
Richer, twins, born 1904 ; John Calhoun, born 
July, 1909. 2. ^larjorie Ann, born 1887; 
married Charles Mitchell, of Xew Berlin. 3. 
John I., born January, 1894. 

(The Whitmore Line). 

(VH) Luther, son of Samuel Whitmore 
(q. v.). was born in 1792, in Columbus town- 
ship. He received his education in the dis- 
trict schools, and at Fairfield Academy, from 
which he was graduated in 181 5. For a while 
he was clerk in a store near his home, and 
also a surveyor. He was a finely educated 
man for the times, and taught in the district 
schools when a young man. He owned a farm 
of one hundred and thirty acres next to his 
father's farm of one hundred acres, and later 
he owned both farms. He was very success- 
ful in farming, and became a large property 
owner. Late in life he retired from active 
work and lived at Columbus Center, where 
he died at the age of seventy-six years. In 
politics he was a Whig and Republican, and 
was very prominent and active, and during his 
life there were few years when he did not 
hold some public office. He married Elsie 
Perkins, who lived to be eighty-five years 
of age. She was daughter of Daniel Per- 
kins, an early settler of Shawler Creek, near 
the Great Western turnpike. Children: i. 
Samuel, a farmer of Chenango county. 2. 
Daniel E., leading citizen of Marathon vil- 
lage, Cortland county, Xew York, in the 
wholesale produce business connected with 
G. B. Whitmore & Company. 3. Ann F.. 
married Nicholas Richer (see Richer). 4. 
Atigustus C. farmer in state of Wisconsin. 5. 
John L.. prominent ph\sician and pharmacist 
in Minnesota. 6. George B., mentioned be- 
low. 7. Henry J., teacher in Minnesota and 
later a merchant. 8. Lee H.. in business in 
Minnesota. 9. Alice, married Andrew Robin- 
son, a stone mason, of Chenango county. 

(VIII) Hon. George B. Whitmore, son of 
Luther Whitmore, was horn in Columbus, 
Chenango county. Xew York. June 29. 
1834. He was educated in the district schools 
and in the academy, intending at first to be a 
teacher. He next learned the carpenter's 


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trade and tor some years carried on a very 
successful contracting business. He secured 
capital enough to start in the produce and 
commission business and gave up the other 
line of work. Me had headquarters of the 
wholesale produce business at New Berlin 
and Edmeston. For a time- he shipped only 
to New York City, and soon gained the con- 
fidence and good will of all who had business 
with him. He established his business in 
New York City in 1869, at 8y and 91 War- 
ren street. For the first five years he had a 
partner, but he bought him out and for nearly 
ten years continued alone. His fine business 
ability and energy brought him a very large 
trade, and operations were extended to many 
places. He soon became a formidable rival 
af the largest and oldest firms of the kind in 
the city. He became very wealthy through 
his foresight and work, as he was careful 
rather than too hasty in advancing his trade. 
In July, 1885, he admitted his nephew, D. W. 
Whitmore, son of Hon. Daniel E. Whitmore, 
of Marathon, into the firm, and the name be- 
came G. U. Whitmore & Company. Later a 
younger brother of D. \\'. Whitmore, D. L. 
Whitmore, became a partner, but the firm 
name remained the same. The ' firm now 
continues to do an enormous amount of busi- 
ness in general farm produce, handling more 
cheese than any other commission house in 
New York. 

Hon. George B. Whitmore is distinctly a 
self-made man, and has made the most of his 
opportunities in every way. He became one 
of the most prominent and wealthy men in 
Chenango county. For fifteen years he lived 
in Brooklyn, but later returned to Chenango 
county, living in Sherburne. In religion he 
is an Episcopalian, being a warden of the 
church. He purchased the M. L. Harvery 
property of two acres on Main street and built 
a very handsome house there, furnished with 
good taste. The artistic arrangement of the 
grounds with fountain, shrubbery and flower 
beds, brings pleasure to all who see them. 
He owns much real estate in Sherburne and 
nearby towns. In politics he is a Republican, 
and has held many offices. He has served 
as president of the village corporation from 
1886 to 1891. and for two terms was super- 
visor of the tow'n, and chairman one of the 
terms. In 1885 lie received a plurality of 
1,130 votes for the office of representative of 
Chenango count v to the state assemhlv. In 

the asscmbl)' he was a member of the commit- 
tee on banks, and chairman of the committee 
01 charitable and religious societies. He has 
been chairman of the county committee and 
also has held many other offices. 

He married Marian, daughter nf l''rederick 
Furman, and they have one child. .Marian O., 
who is an accomplished artist and verv popu- 
lar with her friends. 

Wyatt A. Allen lived in Hryden, 
ALLEN Tompkins county, .\'e\\ York. 

He married (first) Cjreen, 

and (second) Hulda Hait. Children by first 
wife: George R.. mentioned below: Hamil- 
ton, married Helen Becker: Harlow, married 
Sally Ford ; Harriet, married Asa Benham ; 
Marietta, unmarried. Children by second 
wife: Caroline, Amanda, Betsey. 

(II) George Riley, son of Wyatt A. Allen, 
was born in 1813, in Dryden, and died there 
March 15, 1845, aged thirty-two years. He 
was a farmer in Dryden all his life. He mar- 
ried Sarah Ann Benham, born in Marcellus, 
New York, September i, 1814, died in Octo- 
ber, 1889, daughter of Isaac B. Benham, who 
married (first) Sally A. Baker, and had chil- 
dren: Rev. John IC, Rev. Asa B., .Alanson, 
.Allen, Eunice; he married (second) Olive 
Baker, and had children: Sarah .\nn and 
Mary Lane: he married (third) Matilda 
Holmes, and had children : Isaac, David, Rev, 
James \\, who lives in Syracuse, Matilda, 
Charlotte and Elizabeth. Children of George 
Riley Allen: George Frank (mentioned be- 
low) ; Adelaide, married Harvey Smith, of 
Auburn, New^ York. 

(HI) George Frank, son of George Riley 
-Alien, was born in Virgil. Cortland county. 
New York, in 1838, and lives now at Slater- 
ville Springs, New York. He lived the 
greater part of his life in Tompkins county. 
He had a farm near Auburn for a short time, 
and later had one near Ludlowville, Tompkins 
county. He removed to Slaterville Springs in 
1906. In politics he is a Republican, and has 
served as collector and trustee of the town. 
In religion he is a Methodist and has always 
been active in church work. He was steward 
and superintendent of the Sunday school at 
Ludlowville. He married Julia Ann, daugh- 
ter of Henry and Julia Ann (Bloom) Bower. 
Julia .Ann Bloom came from Germany. Chil- 
dren : Anna Augusta, born June 10, 1871, 
married Rev. William Wallace Ketchum and 

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they have a son, Albert Allen Kctcluim ; Paul 
Rilev (mentioned below). 

(I'V) Rev. Paul Riley Allen, son of George 
Frank Allen, was born in Lansingville, Tomp- 
kins county, New York, May 6, 1876. He 
received his education in the public schools, 
in Cazenovia Seminary and New York Uni- 
versity. He also attended the Drew Theolog- 
ical Seminary, from which he was graduated 
in 1902, and the Hartford Theological Semi- 
nary, post-graduate. During these theologi- 
cal courses he was preaching all the time, and 
in 1901 received deacon's orders in the Metho- 
dist Conference at Hoboken, New Jersey, be- 
fore he attended the Hartford Theological 
Seminary. He was ordained to preach in the 
Congregational church at Cambridge, Wash- 
ington county. New York, December 2, 1902, 
and remained there for two years. He then 
went to Corning, New York, where he re- 
mained for three years. In 1907 he came to 
Norwich, New York, as pastor of the Con- 
gregational church, and has remained there 
since then. He is a member of Norwich 
Lodge. No. 302, Free and .\ccepted jMasons ; 
of Harmony Chapter, No. 151, Royal Arch 
Masons, and of Norwich Commandery, No. 
51, Knights Templar, of Norwich. 

He married (first), 1899, Anna Barber Par- 
ker, born in Coventry, Chenango county, New 
York, June 2, 1874, died in Norwich, April 
4, 1910. daughter of Peter H. and .\ddie 
(Pearsall) Parker (see Parker HI). Child: 
Elizabeth Pauline, born in Coventry, .Vugust 
2, 1902. He married (second), July 26, 1911, 
Gertrude Hicks, of Norwich, daughter of 
Judge John H. and Fannie F. (Hawkins) 
Hicks. " 

(Tlie Parker Line). 

William Parker, immigrant ancestor, came 
from England in 1633, perhaps w^ith Thomas 
Wiggin, in the ship "James,"' to Dover, New 
Hampshire. In Hotten's "History of Ameri- 
can Emigrants," on May 21, 1635, William 
Parker and Margaret Pritchard, iDoth seven- 
teen years of age, were passengers on the ship 
"^fatthew" from London to St. Christophers, 
which was a small island in the West Indies. 
This William Parker may have been the an- 
cestor, for in 1635 a Dutch shi]) brought salt 
and tobacco from there to Marblehead and 
there were English jiassengers aboard the 
ship. William Parker and his wife may have 
come tlien, arriving in Hartford in 1636, at 
which time he was an original proprietor there. 

In 1633 "the Bristol men had sold their in- 
terest in Piscataqua to the Lords Say and 
Brooke, George Wyllys, and William Whiting, 
who continued Thomas Wiggin their agent." 
He had a home lot on what is now Trumbull 
street, in 1639. He moved to Saybrook about 
1639. and owned much lanfl there, as well as 
in Hebron. The land in Hebron he had re- 
ceived by the will of Joshua, third son of Un- 
cas. In 1666, in the division of upland in 
East Hartford, he had thirty-six acres, which 
he sold, and in 1674 he also sold land which 
he received in the division on the west side of 
Hartford. In 1673, after several grants to 
those who served in the Pequot war, his .son 
William received a grant of one hundred 
acres, confirming a grant which had "slipt re- 
cording," so it is probable that he served in 
the Pequot war. He was prominent in public 
life, holding several town ofifices. He was 
often on important town committees, and was 
deputy to the general court at the special ses- 
sion of 1652, and at the May sessions of 1679 
and 1681, and the October sessions of 1678- 

He married (first), about 1636, Margery 

, who died December 6, 1680. She may 

have been a ward or relative of William Whit- 
ing, for he left her ten pounds in his will. He 
married (second), before 1682, Elizabeth 
Pratt, widow of Lieutenant William Pratt. He 
died at Saybrook, December 28, 1686. Chil- 
dren: I. Sarah, born about October 29. 1637, 
in Hartford; married, in 1662, Joseph, son of 
Deacon William Peck, of New Haven : lived 
in Lyme, where they have many descendants ; 
children : Sarah, Joseph, Elizabeth, Deborah, 
Hannah, Ruth, Samuel, Joseph. 2. Joseph, 
born March, 1639-40. died aged twenty weeks. 
3. John, born February i, 1641-42, at Hart- 
ford : a proprietor of Saybrook ; prominent in 
public aflfairs and gunner and master of the 
great artillery at Saybrook Fort, November 
30, 1683, and had charge of fort during .\n- 
dros's regime: married. December 24, 1666, 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Buckingham, of 
Milford ; died 1706: had children: John, De- 
borah, Ebenezer and Samuel. 4. Ruth, born 
June I, 1643, ^t Hartford : married William 
Barber, about 1663, and had children : Ruth, 
Elizabeth. George, Deborah, Martha, Hannah, 
Abigail, William. 5. \\'illiam, born midsum- 
mer, 1645, 3t Saybrook; married (first), about 

1672, Cora , and (second), September 

7, 1676, Lydia Brown, who died in 1728; he 



died August 20. 1725 ; was deacon, and promi- 
nent in town atl'airs ; their children were: W'ill- 
iani, born 1673, Lydia, 1690. 6. Joseph, born 
February, 1647-48, at Saybrook ; married 
(first), June 3, 1673, Hannah Gillbord (Gil- 
bert) ; (second) Mary ; died in 1725; 

children by first wife: Joseph, Jonathan, 
Sarah and Hannah, twins, who died the same 
day, 1676, Hannah, Margery, born and died 
1681, Margery, Matthew and Jonathan. 7. 
Margaret, born at Saybrook, about 1650; mar- 
ried, 1671, Joseph, son of Lieutenant William 
and Elizabeth (Clark) Pratt: died before 1686, 
children : Joseph, William, Sarah, Experience, 
Margaret. 8. Jonathan, born February, 1652- 
53, died before 1683. 9. David, born Febru- 
ary, 1656, at Saybrook: served in Indian wars 
in his youth and received serious wounds 
which troubled him through life ; died in 
1723. 10. Deborah, born March, 1658, died 
before 1683. 

(I) Simeon Parker, of this Saybrook fam- 
ily, was born in Saybrook, now Chester, Con- 

(II) Joel, son of Simeon Parker, settled in 
New York, removing from Chester, Connecti- 

(HI) Peter H., son of Joel Parker, married 
.\ddie Pearsall. Their daughter, Anna Bar- 
ber, born at Coventry, Chenango county. New 
^'ork, June 2, 1874, died in Norwich, April 4, 
1910, married Rev. Paul Riley Allen (see Al- 
len R'). 

.■\nthony Annable, the immi- 
ANNABEL grant ancestor, came over in 

the ship "Anne" in 1623. He 
settled first in Plymouth, where he lived until 
1634, removing then to Scituate, Massachu- 
setts, where he was one of the founders of the 
town and church. He was called "Goodman" 
.•\nnable, and was "most useful in church and 
State." For thirteen years he was deputy to 
the colony court. He was a Puritan in re- 
ligion, and was respected for his sound judg- 
ment and Christian character. He lived in the 
colony fifty-one years, dying in 1674, and was 
said to be seventy-five years old at his death. 
He married ( first ) Jane , who was bur- 
ied December 13, 1643: (second), March 3, 
1644-45, ^'^n" Clarke (Ann Elocke, according 
to some authorities), and she was buried May 
16, 165 1. He married (third) Ann or Han- 
nah Barker, who was buried March 16, 1658. 
He spelled his name .Annable, and in the rec- 

ords it was spelled also .\nahlc, .Vnilile, .\nni- 
ble and .\nniball. Some families spell it Han- 
nablc and Ilannibal. Children by first wife: 
Sarah, born 1622, in England; Hannah, born 
at Plymouth, Massachusetts, about 1625; Su- 
sannah, about 1630. Children by second wife: 
Daughter, died in infancy, buried .\pril 8, 
1635 ; Deborah, baptized May 7, 1637, in Scit- 
uate ; Samuel, mentioned below : Ezekiel, bap- 
tized .-Vpril 29, 1649. Child by third wife: De- 
sire, baptized October 16, 1653. 

(H) Samuel, son of .Anthony Annable, was 
born January 22, 1646, and died in 1678. He 
married, June i, 1667, Mehitable, daughter 
of Thomas Allyn of Barnstable, Massachu- 
setts. She married (second), May 6, 1683, 
Cornelius Briggs, of Scituate. Children : 
Sanuiel, born July 14, 1669: Hannah, March 
16, 1672, died August, 1672; John, mentioned 
below ; Anna, March 4, 1676. 

(HI) John, son of Samuel Annable, was 
born July 19, 1673. He married, June 16, 
1692, Experience Taylor, born 1672, daughter 
of Edward and Alary (Merks) Taylor. Chil- 
dren: Samuel, born September 3, 1693; Me- 
hitable, September 28, 1695 ; John, April, 1697, 
died May, 1697 ; John, May 3, 1698 : Mary, 
December, 1704; Cornelius, mentioned below; 
Abigail, April 30, 1710. 

(IV) Cornelius, son of John Annable, was 
born November 3, 1704, and lived in Milling- 
ton, East Haddam, in 1728, and was living 

there in 1747. He married Experience . 

Children: Anne, born February 23, 1729, at 
East Haddam : Mehitable, September 4, 1731 ; 
Susanna, April 28, 1733 : Cornelius, mentioned 
below; .\nsel, June 29, 1737; Elijah, June 27, 
1741 : John, April 18, 1744: Temperance, 
April 15, 1747. 

(V) Cornelius (2), son of Cornelius (i) 
-Annable, was born April 28, 1736, and prob- 
ably died before 1790, as none of his name 
is found in the census in 1790. In 1790 
we find Antoni Anebal in Fairfield, Connecti- 
cut, and Ebenezer Anebal at Huntington, near 
Fairfield. Anson Anabal had a family at He- 
bron. Tolland county, and Abraham Anable at 
Haddam, Aliddlesex county. John and Joseph 
Hannibal were reported from East Haddam. 
In 1790, in the Massachusetts census, we also 
find a few of the family, under various spell- 
ings; Samuel, Jacob, William, Lieutenant Ed- 
ward, and Isaac. Samuel and Edward were 
of .-\shfield, and of this branch of the family. 
In the revolution, according to the Massachu- 



setts records, Edward of Ashfield, Isaac of 
Dartmouth, John of Ipswich, Joseph of New- 
burvport, WiUiam of Rochester, Robert of 
Chelsea, and Isaac of Oxford, were soldiers. 
Joseph, Job and Isaac were in Connecticut 
"regiments. In 1790 there were a few already 
located in New York state, doubtless also of 
this family. Cornelius married, at East Had- 
dam, November 10, 1760. Lucy Green. 

(\I) Cornelius (3}, son of Cornelius (2) 
Annable, was born in 1777, probably at East 
Haddam, Connecticut, and died in Howard, 
Steuben county. New York. In early life he 
was a seafaring man. He lived first in Onon- 
daga county and later in Steuben county, New 
York. He married, in 1809, in Groton, Con- 
necticut, Abigail Lankton. Children: Will- 
iam, born in Groton, May 18, 1810; John, in 
Groton, 1812 ; Caleb, mentioned below ; Fred- 
erick L., mentioned below ; Lydia, born at 
Pompey, New York, August 9, 1822. 

(\'Il') Frederick L., son of Cornelius (3) 
Annable, was born November 30, 18 17, at 
Fabius, Onondaga county. New York, and 
died August 20, 1896, in Howard, New York. 
He was a farmer. He served as trustee of 
public schools and in various other town of- 
fices, road commissioner, etc. He married 
(first), in 1844, Sarah Edgett (second), July 
4, 1849, Margaret Woods, born in Mount Joy, 
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, 1828, daugh- 
ter of William and Margaret (Ronaldson) 
Woods, both born in Dublin, Ireland. Chil- 
dren, born in Howard: i. Charles E., men- 
tioned below. 2. Lydia J., June 30, 1852 ; mar- 
ried Lancelot Dawson, of Howard. 3. Sarah 
E.. November 11, 1854; married John Van 
Housen, of Chicago. 4. William H., May 
30, 1857 ; farmer in Howard. 5. Frederick C, 
of whom further. 6. Floyd A., October 11, 
1863, died July 31. 191 1; married, February 
22, 1887, Emma Edgett; children: Lawrence; 
Florence L., June 23, 1891 ; Margaret A., May 
13. 1894; Martha P., August 13, 1896; Sarah 
R., December 13, 1898. 7. Mary A., March 9, 
1865 ; married William McChesney, of Avoca, 
New York. 8. Catharine, August 5, 1868, died 
1895 ; married Richard Willis. 

(\"III) Dr. Charles Edward Annabel, son 
of Frederick L. Annable. was born in the town 
of Howard, Steuben county, New York, No- 
vember 7, 1 85 1. He attended the public 
schools, in which he prepared for college, and 
entered Cornell University, from which he 
was graduated with the degree of bachelor 

of arts in 1867. He studied his profession in 
the University of New York and received his 
degree as doctor of medicine in 1871. He 
located at Cameron, New York, where he was 
in general practice for a number of years, and 
thence to Elmira, New York, where he i)rac- 
ticed for ten years. Since 1893 he has been 
located at W'averly, New York. He is a mem- 
ber of the Chemung and Steuben County Med- 
ical societies, the New York State Medical 
Society and the American Medical Association 
He is a member of Ivy Lodge of Free Ma- 
sons, of Elmira. In religion he is a Metho- 
dist, and in politics a Republican. He mar- 
ried (first) Clementina Hallet. born at Cam- 
eron, New York, daughter of Nathaniel Hal- 
let. He married (second), October 18, 1899, 
r^Iary Decker Holmes, of -Standing Stone. 
Pennsylvania, born December 6, 1870. daugh- 
ter of Edward and Anna (Ennis) Decker. 
Child by first wife: Fannie, married James 
McCready, editor of paper in St. Johns, N. 
B. ; they have one child, John. Child by sec- 
ond wife: Edward Lincoln, born February 
12, 1908. 

(VIII) Dr. Frederick Cornelius Annabel, 
son of Frederick L. Annable. was born in 
January, i860, in Howard, Steuben county. 
New York. He attended the public schools 
of his native town and studied medicine at 
the New York University, from which he re- 
ceived the degree of doctor of medicine in 
1889. He located first in the town of Cam- 
eron, Steuben county, and in the fall of 1890 
came to the city of Elmira to practice, where 
he has since practiced and won high rank in 
his profession. He is a member of the Che- 
mung County ^ledical Society, the Elmira 
Academy of Medicine, the New York State 
Medical Association and the American Medi- 
cal As.sociation. He was commissioned by 
Governor Roosevelt, in 1900, coroner of the 
county to fill a vacancy, and at the end of his 
term was nominated by the Republican county 
convention and afterward elected coroner for 
three years. At the end of that term he was 
re-elected and served in all seven years in 
this office. He was appointed in 1900 to the 
medical staff of the Arnot Ogden Memorial 
Hospital of Elmira, and filled that position 
until 1908, when he went on the stafif of 
.surgeons and has continued to the present 
time. For four years he was health officer 
of the town of Elmira. He is medical ex- 
aminer of the Provident Life and Trust In- 

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>uraiice Company of Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania; the Alaiihattan Life Insurance Com- 
pany of New York ; the Union Central In- 
surance Compan\- of Cincinnati ; the Canada 
Life Assurance Company of Toronto, Canada, 
and of other companies. In politics he is a 
Republican ; in religion a Presbyterian. He 
married, November 25, 1893, Bertha Kath- 
arine Di.xon, born in Pennsylvania, daughter 
of William Johnstone and Sarah C. (Wieder- 
man) Dixon, of Northumberland county, 
I'ennsvlvania. Thev have no children. 

(VII) Caleb .\nnabel, son 
ANNAP)EL of Cornelius (3) Annable 

(q. V.) was born in Still- 
water, New York, March 7, 1815, died in 
Cameron, Steuben county, New York, May 3, 
1908. He was an early settler of Steuben 
county, and was a farmer by occupation. He 
married Harriet Roosa, born in Canisteo, New 
York, October 12, 1822, died December 6, 
1S92, daughter of Minna S. and Mira Roosa. 
Children: i. -\ndrew, mentioned below. 2. 
Mary Jane, born April i, 1847; married 
George Bundy, of Bath, New York. 3. Al- 
bert, born November 8, 1850, died April 18, 
1903. 4. Ida, born August 4, 1857, died April 
15, 1901 : married Daniel Collins. 

(VIII) .Andrew, son of Caleb Annabel, 
was born in Howard. Steuben county, New 
York, June 20, 1845, and now lives in Cam- 
eron, New York. He received a common 
school education, and is a farmer by occupa- 
tion. He has always resided in Steuben 

county, and has served several times as high- 
way commissioner, and also as vice-president 
of the Agricultural Society of Steuben 
county. He married, July i, 1866, Amanda 
French, of Cameron, New York, born June 
4, 1850. in Cameron, daughter of John and 
Mar\- J. (Overhisen) French. Children: i. 
Nettie, born October 12. 1867, died Decem- 
ber 17, 1871. 2. Charles Caleb, mentioned 
below. 3. Bert D., born March 23, 1876; 
United States mail carrier at Cameron. 

(IX) Charles Caleb, son of Andrew Anna- 
bel, was born in Cameron, Steuben county, 
New Y'ork, December 9, 1872. He attended 
the public schools of his native town and 
the high school at Bath, New Y'ork. He en- 
tered the Law School of Union University, 
from which he was graduated in 1901. He 
was admitted to the bar in July following 
and was a law clerk in Buffalo for a short 

period of time, and afterward in judge Par- 
ker's office at Bath, New York. Since 1903 
he has practiced law at Waverly, New York, 
and he has taken a prominent position among 
the lawyers of the county. He is a member 
of the Presbyterian church, and of the Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, of Waverly. 
Mr. Annabel married, March, 1904, Flora 
Lang, of Waverly, daughter of Frank Nesbit 
and Rose (Shackelton) Lang, and grand- 
daughter of John Lang, of Baltimore, whose 
father was a native of Scotland and whose 
mother was from France. Children of Mr. 
and Mrs. Annabel : Bernetta, born March, 
1905; Alton, January 3, 191 1. 

The Buly, Buley or Bulyea fam- 
BULEY ily appears in the pulilic records 
in Westchester and Ulster coun- 
ties, New York, in 1763. John Bulyea, of 
Phillipsburg, Westchester county. New York, 
made his will March 18, 1763, bequeathing to 
wife Elinor and sons Robert and Henry. He 
must have had a son John also, for Robert 
Bulyea died in 1766, and his brother John 
was appointed administrator, November 4, 
1766. This John Buley (also spelled Bullyea 
and Bulyea) was a son-in-law of Samuel and 
Alice Davenport, of North Castle, Westches- 
ter county. Samuel Davenport's will, dated 
February 25, 1773, mentions him, and Alice 
Davenport in her will, dated March, 1775, 
mentions daughter Rachel, wife of John Bull- 
yea. John was the only one of the name in 
the census of 1790, except Benjamin, men- 
tioned below. He was living at ]\Iount Pleas- 
ant, Westchester county, and had in his fam- 
ily two males over sixteen and two under that 
age and six females. A search of all the Ul- 
ster, Westchester and New York probate rec- 
ords fails to reveal another trace of 
the family. 

(I) Benjamin Buley, doubtless related to 
the Bulyeas of Westchester county, men- 
tioned above, settled in Marbletown, Ulster 
county. He lived to a great age, tradition 
says one hundred and three years. He was 
a soldier in the revolution in General Marinus 
Willett's levies, 1781-82. His name does not 
appear in the lists of settlers and other rec- 
ords of Marbletown, though he may have been 
in Ulster county some years before the war. 
In 1790 the first federal census shows that he 
was the only man of the name reported in 
New York state under the spelling Buly or 

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Buley. He had one son under sixteen and 
one female in his family, indicating that he 
was a young man. In 1803 he was on the 
Marbletown jury list, and in 181 1 was on the 
tax list of that town. Children: Jacob or 
Jacobus, was on the tax list of 181 1 at Mar- 
bletown ; Abraham C, mentioned below. Per- 
haps other children. 

(II) Abraham C, son of Benjamin Buley, 
was born in Marbletow^n, Ulster county, New 
York, May 4, 1804. died in Sayre, Pennsyl- 
vania, March 20, 1888. He was educated in 
the public schools, and learned the trade of 
shoemaker. About 1828 he located at Ithaca, 
Tompkins county, and lived in that county 
until the spring of 1850, when he removed to 
the town of Chemung, Chemung county, 
where he followed his trade for many years. 
Eventually he .removed to \\'averly, New 
York, and for three years made his home 
with his son Joseph. His last years were 
spent in the home of his son, Cornelius L. 
Buley, at Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was bur- 
ied, however, in Waverly, New York, in the 
Forest Home cemetery. 

He married, April 22, 1832, Hannah Mas- 
terson, born October 5, 1803, died in Waverly, 
July 3, 1894. Children: i. James D., born 
December 14, 1833, died March 11, 1909. 2. 
Joseph Myron, mentioned below. 3. Cornelius 
L., born 1844, died 191 1. 4. Cornelia, twin 
of Cornelius L., died in infancy. 

(III) Joseph Myron, son of Abraham C. 
Buley, was born July 26, 1836, in Danby, 
Tompkins county. New York, died February 
13, 1898, at Waverly, New York. He re- 
ceived his early education in the public schools 
at Danby. He learned the trade of black- 
smith and followed it in Chemung, Owego 
and Waverly. New York. During part of 
his life he was a journeyman and for many 
years he was in business on his own account. 
He married, in Tioga. New York, June 5, 
1S67, Amanda A. Quimby. born in Monroe- 
ton, Pennsylvania. July 25, 1849, and is now 
living at Waverly, a daughter of John L. and 
Anna (Harris) Quimby. Her father was 
born in Sullivan county, New York, Febru- 
ary 28, 1807, son of Solomon Quimby ; her 
mother, Anna Harris Quimby, was born in 
Luzerne county. Pennsylvania, June 17. 1806. 
Children of Joseph M. and .A^manda A. Buley: 
I. Louis J., mentioned below. 2. Joseph 
M., born February 13, 1870: married Nora 
McCutchins : children : Victor, Louis, Hilton 

Clifford and Juanita. 3. Harry, born Septem- 
ber 28, 1872, died February 20. 1875. 

(IV) Louis John Buley, son of Joseph 
Myron Buley, was born February 9, 1869, at 
Waverly. He was educated there in the pub- 
lic schools, and afterward became a clerk in 
the office of the Wells-Fargo Express Com- 
pany in Waverly and continued in that em- 
ployment until 1888. He resigned to take a 
position in the Citizens' Bank as clerk and 
bookkeeper, January 8, 1888, and since 1895 
he has been assistant cashier of this institu- 
tion. He is active in public affairs, a Demo- 
crat in politics, and treasurer of the village 
of Waverly. He is a member of the volunteer 
fire department, treasurer of the Tioga Hose 
Company and was formerly foreman. He is 
a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wa- 
verly, and of Waverly Lodge. No. 407, Free 
and Accepted Masons. 

He married, September 11, 1901. Edith A.. 
daughter of Lorenzo and Mary (Wood) Rog- 
ers, of Nichols, New York. Children of ^Ir. 
and Mrs. Buley: John Quimby, died in in- 
fancy, and Theodore Louis, born January 8. 

Captain \\'illiam Raymond, 
RAYMOND immigrant ancestor, was 

from Essex county. Eng- 
land, and came to New England, "about the 
year 1652," according to his own testimony, 
given in the Essex court, December 28, 1697. 
His father was William Raymond, the "Stew- 
ard," and his uncle. Richard Raymond, was a 
prominent pioneer in Salem. Massachusetts. 
According to his testimony of 1697, he was 
born about 1637. He lived in Beverly, Massa- 

In 1675 he was in the Narragan- 
sett fight in King Philip's war. and in 16S3 
was appointed by the general court lieutenant- 
commander of the Beverly and Wenham 
troops ; he also commanded a company in the 
unfortunate Phipps expedition against Canada 
in 1690. In 1685-86 he was deputy to the 
general court. He died January 29, 1709. He 
married (first) Hannah Bishop, born April 
12, 1646, daughter of Edw^ard Bishop. He 
married (second) Ruth, daughter of Isaac 
Hull, of Beverly. Children of first wife: 
William, mentioned below: Edward, baptized 
July 12, 1668; George, baptized October 30. 
1670: Hannah, baptized May 18, 1673; -Abi- 
gail, baptized July 23, 1676. Children of sec- 


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Olid wife: .Mary, hdrn .May 2. idSj; Kutli, 
boni iO(jO: I'lljcnczcr, bora iCKji. 

(II) \\'illiam (2), son of Captain William 
(i) Raymond, was born at Salem or I'.everly, 
Massachusetts, about 1666, and was killed in 
January, 1701, by the fall of a tree. He was 
a witness in a witchcraft case in Salem and 
seems not to have been one of the deluded 
ones. He married Mary, daughter of John 
Kettle, of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Chil- 
dren, born at Beverly: Mary, May 16, 1688. 
died January 20, 1689; William, February 11, 
1690; Daniel, November 25, 1691 ; Paul, men- 
tioned below. 

(HI) Lieutenant Paul Raymond, son of 
William (2) Raymond, was born at Beverly, 
January 22. 1695, died in 1759. He was a 
lieutenant in a military company. He mar- 
ried, February 28, 1717, Tabitha, daughter 
of Freeborn Balch. They were tlismissed 
from the First Church of Salem to the church 
at Bedford, Massachusetts, April 4, 1736. The 
first five children were born at Salem and 
baptized in the First church there, and others 
were born at Bedford. Children: Elizabeth, 
baptized April 9. 1721 ; Mary, baptized March 
10, 1723 ; William, mentioned below ; Edward, 
baptized December 17. 1728; Paul, baptized 
;May 17, 1730; Lucy, born August 7. 1737: 
Nathan, born I-ebruary 29, 1740; Tabitha, 
born September 19, I743- 

(I\') William (3), son of Lieutenant Paul 
Raymond, was Ijorn July 30, 1725, died De- 
cember 2, 1780. He lived at Holden and for 
a time at Princeton, Massachusetts. He mar- 
ried, October 9, 1744, at Bedford, Mercy Da- 
vis, born July 23, 1725, died h'ebruary 4, 
18 10, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Hub- 
bard) Davis, and a descendant of Dolor Da- 
vis. Children, born at Bedford: Mary, May 
10, 1746; Mercy, October 2, 1747; William, 
September 20, 1749; Hannah, August 19, 
1751. Born at Holden : Betty. ^Liy 6, 1753 ; 
Lucv, February 6, 1755; Amos, mentioned be- 
low'; Tabitha, 'October 28, 1759; Lois, Janu- 
ary 2, 1762; Daniel, T'ebruary i, 1764: Asa, 
January i, 1766; Lydia, IMay 26, 1768: Persis, 
"November 9, 1770; Child, 1772. 

(V) Amos, son of William (3) Raymond. 
was born in Holden, March 23, 1757. He 
served in the revolution, enlisting May 30, 
1775. He married Alice, daughter of Peter 
and Alice (Greenleaf) Joslyn, of Boston, 
Massachusetts. Children: .-Mice, born at 
Holden, October 8, 1780; Betty, October i. 

17X4; William (h'cenleaf, mentioneil Ijcluw ; 
-Mary, .Vovember 16, 1789, at Holden. 

(\T) William Greenleaf, son of Amos 
Raymond, was born in Worcester, Massachu- 
setts, October 13, 1786. In 1816 he came to 
J!erkshire, Tioga county. New York, with 
o.\ team and wagon, and settled there. 

(\TI) William P., son of William Green- 
leaf Raymond, was born in Hinsdale. Massa- 
chusetts. May 23, 1814, died in Owego. .\'ew 
York, March 4, 1877. He came to lierk- 
shire. New York, with his parents when two 
years of age. In 1835 he went to liingham- 
ton, New York, and in 1836 settled in 
Owego, New York, where he was a farmer 
and a hotel man, keeping the Tioga House, in 
Owego. He was a member of the assembly 
before the civil war. He married, February 
20, 1836, Elizabeth Searles, of Newbury, New 
York ; she was born June 13, 1815. Children : 
William Byron, living in Owego; Chauncey 
Lyman, mentioned below : Charles, lives in 
California, has children: Charles and .Mar\-; 
Mary, lives in Elmira, New York, married 
(first) Charles Goodrich (second), John 
Frazur, and (third) Lewis' H. Alerchant. 
M. D. 

(\III) Chauncey Lyman, son of William 
P. Raymond, was born in Owego, New York, 
December 18, 1840, died May 17, 1902. He 
was educated in the public schools and at 
Owego Academy. For some time he was in 
the hotel business, being proprietor of the 
.Ahwaga House. Later he engaged in the 
grocery business in Owego. and kept it up to 
the time of his death. He was an attendant 
of the Presbyterian church. He married, in 
1868, Mary Frances Ogden, born in Owego, 
.August 17, 1847, daughter of Walter and 
MaVy (Stroup) O.gden. Child, William Wal- 
ter, mentioned below. 

(IX) William Walter, son of Chauncy Ly- 
man Raymond, was born in Owego, Tioga 
countv. New York. March 9. 1870. He at- 
tended the public schools of his native town. 
In 1883 he started upon his business career 
as clerk in his father's store, and he continued 
in the grocery business until 1902. Since then 
he has been with the Standard 1 Sutter Com- 
pany, of which he has been secretary <ince 
19 10. He is also secretary of the National 
Casein Company of Owego: director of the 
Tioga National Bank ; member of Owego 
Lodge, No. 1039, P>enevolent and Protective 
( )rder of Elks.' and an elder of the Presby- 



terian church of Tioga. In pohtics he is a 
Republican, and in 1912 was elected super- 
visor of the village of Owego. 

He married, June 12, 1895, Anna Goodrich, 
daughter of Abram Chase and Sarah Fran- 
cis ( Frunian ) Thompson. They have one 
child. Sarah Thompson, born June 3, 1896. 

John Anthonv Beck, immigrant 
. BECK ancestor, came from an old and 

prominent family in Germany. 
The name is thought to have been spelled 
Roeck original!)'. He was second cousin to 
King George of Sweden. He was born in 
Iseinah, Germany, and came to America be- 
fore the revolution, settling in the Mohawk 
valley. He was a well-educated man and a 
fine scholar. Some of the towns in the Mo- 
hawk valley were named by him. For forty 
years he led the choir in the Lutheran church 
in Palatine, New York, He was a tailor by 
trade, doing fashionable tailoring and cutting. 
He died at Palatine, about 1847. aged ninety 
years. He married Mary Xellis. Children : 
William, mentioned below : John ; George ; 
Lewis : Benjamin ; Mary, married Peter 

( II ) William, son of John Anthony Beck, 
was born in Palatine, New York, died at 
Evans ^lills, Jefiferson county. New York. 
aged eighty-four years. He moved to North- 
ern New York, at an early time, and lived 
there the remainder of his life. He was a 
farmer, blacksmith, and wood worker, and a 
natural mechanic. He and his four brothers 
served in the war of 1812. He married (first) 
Mary, daughter of John I. and Mary (Suits) 
Shultz, of Fort Plain, New York; John I. 
Shultz served in the revolution, and was with 
Burgoyne at the battle of Saratoga. He mar- 
ried (second) Phebe Goodenough. Children, 
by first wife: i. Phebe. 2. Anthony. 3. 
Aaron. 4. Mary. 5. W'illiam. 6. Amy. 7. 
Edward Schultz. mentioned below. 8. Lucin- 

da, married Blodgett, of Chicago. 9. 

John Henry, served in the civil war : lives in 
Wayland, Michigan. By second wife: 10. 
Ephraim, served in the civil war : was post- 
master at Oneida. New York. u. Lewis W., 
a physician ; lives in Los .Angeles, California. 
12. Franklin H., died in Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia ; was a Methodist clergyman, and su- 
perintendent of Soldiers' Home. 13. Chloe. 
14. James, lives in San Diego, California: 
served in the civil war : is an orange grower. 

15. Laura. 16. Fannie. 17. Albert, fruit 
grower in California ; served in the civil war. 

(HI) Edward Schultz, son of William 
Beck, was born November 25, 1823, at Fort 
Plain. ]\Iohawk valley. New York. He re- 
ceived his education in the Fort Plain schools, 
and Rochester University, from which he 
was graduated in 1842. He always has been 
a teacher, and even now gives private lessons 
in Owego, New York, where he is living. 
For many years he taught school in Mont- 
gomery county. New York, and later in Tioga 
county, New York. During the civil war he 
taught school in Candor, New York. Later 
he moved to Owego, where he has lived for 
many years. He is an unusually fine scholar, 
and has kept all of his faculties to a remark- 
able degree. There are few who could etpial 
his record of over fifty years in teaching 
school. Although he is almost ninety years 
of age. he is still active and alert, and is a true 
type of old-fashioned courtesy. Because of 
lack of time, he has never entered political 
life e.xcept to serve as town collector: at one 
time he was nominated as candidate for the 

He married, November 7, 1847, Sabrina 
Embody, who was born in Canajoharie, 
Montgomery county. New York, November 
20, 1830. She was a daughter of Abraham 
and Mary (Reagles) Embody: Abraham was 
born in Mendon, New York, in 1790, and died 
in 1849, son of Henry Embodee. who was 
born in France and married Leah Country- 
man ; Henr)' came to .America before the revo- 
lution : he was in the service as quartermas- 
ter : the name was spelled Embodee in I'rance. 
Children: i. Ellen Jane, born June 11, 1849, 
died 1852. 2. George P., June 22, 1854. 3. 
Charles Fremont. March 21, 1856: a tobacco 
grower in Owego, New York ; married Lucy 
Howe and has children: Louis M., Ethel M., 
Orpha S., Leslie. Theola R., Alberta E. 4. 
Edward S. Jr., May 22. 1862 : a physician in 
Owego ; married Josephine Ohlman, and they 
had one child, Beatrice, who died in infancy. 
5. Frank, mentioned below. 6. Lewis A., De- 
cember 6, 1868, died 1893. 7. Ella Sabrina, 
June 30, 1871 : married Mark E. Wood. 

(IV) Frank, son of Edward Schultz Beck, 
was born in Candor. New York, April 9, 
1867. He received his education in the 
schools of Owego, New York, and then stud- 
ied law in the offices of Judge Charles E. 
Parker and of Sears & Lynch, of Owego. In 

NE\^' YORK. 


April, 1888, he was admitted to the bar at 
Utica, New York. For eleven years he 
worked as clerk for Judge Charles E. Parker 
when the latter was on the appellate bench, 
though he also practiced law during these 
years. He has always practiced in Owego. 
In 1894-96 he was town clerk ; has been school 
commissioner of Owego ; in 1909 was elected 
district attorney, and he still holds that posi- 
tion. He is a member of .\hwaga Lodge, No. 
587, Free and Accepted Masons, and has been 
master of the lodge two terms ; member of 
New Jerusalem Chapter, Royal Arch Masons ; 
of Ahwaga Tribe, No. 40, Improved Order 
of Red Men : member of the Fire Company, 
and of the State Bar Association. 

He married, November 6, 1889. Anna 
Christina Raff, born in Owego. daughter of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Weidman) Rafif, both 
of whom came from Wurtemburg, Germany. 
They came in 1855 on their wedding trip, 
and lived for a year and a half in New York 
City : they moved then to Scranton, Pennsyl- 
vania, where they lived for four years, finally 
coming to Owego, New York : Joseph Raff 
was a brother of Joachim Raff, the famous 
German composer. Qiildren of Mr. and Mrs. 
Beck : Florence Elthea, Sarah Rowena, ?^Iar- 
guerite Matilda, Frances Shultz. 

Nathan Pembleton. the 
PEMBLETON first of the name in this 
country, was born as 
early as 1760 and settled at New Cornwall, 
now the town of Monroe. Orange county. 
New York. According to the first federal 
census, taken in 1790, he had in his family 
three males tmder sixteen, three females and 
himself. The name does not appear in the 
New York Revolutionary Rolls. Nathan was 
doubtless the father of John, mentioned be- 

(II) John, presumably son of Nathan Pem- 
bleton, was born in England, and came with 
the immigrant ancestor, settling in Orange 

county. New York. He married 

Smith. Children: Smith, Polly, Julia, 
Charles, mentioned below : Emery. 

(III) Charles, son of John Pembleton, was 
born May 9. 181 5, at Monroe, Orange county. 
New York, died' October 17, 1896, at East 
Waverly, New York, where he came when 
he was about fifteen years of age. He was a 
farmer. He married, Decemlier 5, 1838, 
Amanda, born .\us;ust 12, 18 ro. died Tulv 10, 

190J, daughter of John Ellis. Children: 
Emily Jane, born Deci-mber 8, 1839, '''"^f' 
April 25, 1903: William Henry, May 4, 1841, 
died June 15, 1843; John ICllis, mentioned be- 
low: Samuel, born (_)clol)er 1, 1846, died l'"eb- 
ruary 9, 1892. 

(IV) John Ellis, son of Charles Pembleton, 
was born November 2, 1842, in Waverly, 
Tioga county. New York, and died at Tioga 
Center, New York, December 25, 1S96. He 
received his education in the public schools 
of Waverly and at Lowell's Commercial 
School at Binghamton. New N'nrk. l'"or a 
number of years he was superintendent of 
Shepard's Paper Mills at Waverly. and later 
worked as teller in the First National I Sank at 
Waverly. In 1881 he moved to Tioga Center, 
where he was engaged in the lumber inisiness 
and in farming, being active in tliis work un- 
til his death. He was prominent in church 
life, being superintendent of the .Sunday 
school in Waverly, and was on the board of 
trustees of the Methodist church in Tioga 
Center. He was a member of the Free and 
Accepted Masons, at Waverly. He married, 
1872, Emma R., born in Tioga Center in 
1845, daughter of John Gilbert and Sally (La 
Mont) Smith. She married (second) Will- 
iam E. Knight, and is now living at Tioga 
Center. Children : Emily Ruth, born Oc- 
tober I, 1877; married George C. Blad worth, 
and they have Emily Ruth and George C. Jr. ; 
John Gilbert, mentioned below : Mary F., 
married Herbert L. Ellsworth, deceased, and 
has son Robert L. 

(V) John Gilbert, son of John Ellis Pem- 
bleton, was born in Waverly, New York, July 
8, 1880. He came with his parents to Tioga 
Center, New York, when he was a year old, 
and he attended the public schools there, and 
the Hudson River Institute at Claverack, New 
York, entering Syracuse LIniversity, from 
which he was graduated in the class of 1903 
with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He 
studied law in the office of Judge George F. 
Andrews, of Owego, New York, and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in January, 1906. Since 
1907 he has practiced law in Owego, and in 
addition to his profession has large agricul- 
tural interests. His farm comprises .several 
hundred acres, and is a model stock farm. 
Mr. Pembleton makes a specialty of breeding 
and raising Holstein cattle. Mr. Pembleton is 
a member of Smithboro Lodge, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, of .Smithboro: Rnyal .Arch 



Masons, of Owego : Tioga Lodge, Independ- 
ent Order of Odd Fellows, of Smithboro, 
and of the college fraternit)- Delta Kappa Ep- 
silon. He is a communicant of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, one of the stewards and 
member of the board of trustees. In politics 
he is a Republican. He was supervisor of 
the town of Tioga in 1904-05 ; supervisor of 
the census in 19 10 for the fourteenth district 
of New York, and in 191 1 was elected to the 
Xew York assembly. 

Mr. Peml)leton married, December 27. 
1911, Julia, daughter of Orin Leroy and Ber- 
tie ( Swank j Haverly, of Athens, Pennsyl- 

Edward Hilton, one of the 
HILTON pioneers in New Hampshire, 
was born in England. He 
came with his brother William, and Mr. Da- 
vid Thompson, all fishmongers from London, 
to begin a plantation at Piscataqua in 1623. 
They settled at Dover Neck, seven miles from 
Portsmouth. New Hampshire. They were 
sent over by the proprietor of Laconia, not 
only to fish, but to plant vineyards, discover 
mines, etc. He was in business in London, 
and continued the sale and shipment in New 

He was the leader of the little ]dan- 
tation and received the patent for the 
land, the .Squaniscott Patent, as it was called, 
including what are now known as Dover, Dur- 
ham. Stratham. and parts of Newington and 
Greenland, etc. In 1642 he was appointed 
by the .Massachusetts Bay government one of 
the local as.sociate justices of the court, sit- 
ting with the magistrates on the highest ques- 
tions and acting by themselves in cases not 
beyond certain limits, and because of this of- 
fice was exemjn from taxation in 1669. He 
also held many other public offices. As early 
as December. 1639. he was settled in Exeter, 
where he had a large grant of land in what is 
now South Newfields. He was selectman 
there from 1643 nearly every year up to 1652. 
and in 1637 was on the committee of two 
from Exeter to meet the committee from 
Dover to settle the bounds between the towns. 
He has been called "The Father of New 
Hampshire." He died early in 167 1. He 
married (second) Jane (Shepley) Treworgie, 
daughter of Hon. Alexander Shcplev. agent 
of Sir l-'erdinando (iorges in Elaine : she was 
widow of James Treworgie, of Kitterv, 

Maine. The name of his first wife is not 
knov. n. Children, by first wife : Edward, 
mentioned below ; Captain William, born 
about 1628 ; Samuel ; Charles ; daughter, mar- 
ried Christopher Palmer; daughter, married 
Henry Moulton. 

(II) Edward (2), son of Edward ( i) Hil- 
ton, was born in 1626, in Dover, New Hamp- 
shire. He moved to Exeter. He made a 
large purchase of Nadononaniin, or John 
Johnson, sagamore of Washuck, who "as well 
for the love he bore the English generally 
and especially Edward Hilton of Piscataqua, 
eldest son of Edward Hilton of the same Pis- 
cataqua, gentleman, and for divers other rea- 
sonable causes and considerations deeded all 
his lands between the two branches of the 
Lampreel River, called Wasliucke river about 
six miles and a neck of land reserving half if 
need be of convenient planting land during 
grantor's life." This land is believed to be 
in the present towns of Newmarket, Epping 
and Lee, New Hampshire. He married Ann 
Dudley, born October 16, 1641, at Salisbury, 
Massachusetts, daughter of Rev. Samuel Dud- 
ley, of Exeter, New Hampshire, and grand- 
daughter of Governor Thomas Dudley, of 
the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His mother, 
Mary ( Winthrop ) Dudley, was daughter of 
Governor John Winthrop, second governor 
of Massachusetts Bay. Edward Hilton died 
April 28, 1699. Children : Winthrop, born 
about 1671, prominent in civil and military 
affairs, and judge of court of common pleas : 
Dudley; Joseph, born about 1681 ; Jane; Ann, 
mentioned below ; Marv ; Sobrietv. 

(III) Ann. daughter of Edward (2) Hil- 
ton, married her cousin, Richard Hilton, son 
of William and Rebecca Hilton. Children, 
l^robably born in Exeter: Edward, mentioned 
below ; Richard. Benjamin, Samuel, William. 

(lY) Edward ("3). son of Richard Hilton, 
was born in Exeter about 1700, died in 1776. 

He married Elizabeth . They had a 

son Josiah, mentioned below. 

(\") Josiah, son of Edward (3) Hilton, was 
born November 6. 1724, at Newmarket, New 
Hampshire. He married, at Newmarket, 
March 4, 1756. Sarah Marston Ames. Chil- 
dren : Colonel Richard, Edward, Betsey, 
married Smart ; Marv, married 

Brackett; Love, married 


(\T) W'inthrop, son of Josiah Hilton, was 
born in Exeter, New Hampshire, about 1760. 
He married, at Exeter, November 7, 1788, 

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1 183 

Hepsibali Dockiiin. Anions; tlicir children 
was Josiali. mentioned below. 

(VII) Josiah (2), son of Winthrop Hilton, 
was born in Fairfax. Vermont, November 28, 
1790, died at Hornby, Steuben county, New 
York. He was a farmer. He married Mary 
Northaway. Children: Rensselaer : John C, 

mentioned below ; Charlotte, married 

White ; Henry. 

(X'lII) John C. son of Josiah (2) Hilton, 
was born in Fairfax. \'ermont. August 20. 
1815. died at Beaver Dam. Schuyler county. 
New York, November 19, 189 1. He was edu- 
cated in the district schools, and followed 
farming for a number of years in Steuben 
county. He married Polly Coye, born No- 
vember 20, 18 14, died October 31. 1886. 
Children: i. Josiah, born June 19. 1841 : a 
farmer of Big Flats, New York. 2. Sylvester 
B., born December 30, 1844 (twin), died Oc- 
tober 2, 1896; served in the civil war. 3. 
Sylvinia, born December 30, 1844 (twin). 
died ]vlay 6. 1864 : married Sylvester B. Rog- 
ers. 4. Judson J., born November 2^. 1845. 
5. Willard AI. (twin), mentioned below. 6. 
Willis Northaway. born July 28, 1850 (twin), 
traveling salesman in Elmira. New York : 
married Mav E. Coe. and has one daughter. 
Rena H. 

(IX) Willard AI.. son of John C. Hihon, 
was born at Orange. Steuben county. New 
Y^ork, July 28, 1850. He received his earh- 
education in the public schools and at the 
academy at Red Creek. Wayne county. New 
Y'ork. He entered the Homeopathic Aledical 
College at Cleveland, Ohio, and was graduated 
with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 
1877, from the New York Homeopathic Medi- 
cal College. During the next two years he 
practiced medicine at Vanetten, New York, 
and since 1879 has been in general practice 
at Waverly, New York. He is director and 
national medical examiner of the National 
Protective Legion, having offices at Waverly. 
New York, and he is one of the founders of 
that institution. He is also an official exami- 
ner of the United States navy. He is a 
member of the Interstate Homeopathic Medi- 
cal Society ; of the Southern Tier Medical 
Society and the \'alley Academy of Medicine. 
He is a member of Waverly Lodge, No. 407, 
Free and Accepted Masons, of Waverly ; of 
Waverly Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and 
of Owego Lodge, Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks. He is a prominent member 

of the Presbyterian church, of whicli he has 
Ik'cu an elder for twenty-five years. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican. 

He married, August 15, 1877, Mary, daugh- 
ter of William and Mary (Smith) Atwood, 
of Union Springs, New York. Children: i. 
William Atwood, born June 27, 1879; gradu- 
ate of Cornell University with the degrees of 
B. S. and Ph. B., and now an instructor in 
the University of Minnesota. 2. Mame At- 
wood, born May 18. 1884; graduate of El- 
mira College; married Harry C. Baldwin, of 
Waverly, and has one son. Waterman Hilton 
Baldwin. 3. John Grav. born .\ugust 24, 

Asa Shepard was one of the 
SHEPARD pioneers of Oneida county. 
New York. He settled near 
Sauquoit in the spring of 1789, and after- 
ward lived in New Hartford in that county. 
He was a farmer. He was twice married. 
The name of his first wife is not known. His 
second wife was Elizabeth Gilbert, a widow. 
Children : Frederick, William. Jared, Martha, 
Ira, mentioned below. 

(II) Ira, son of Asa and Elizabeth (Gil- 
bert) Shepard, was born at New Hartford, 
Oneida county, New Y^ork, June 19, 1807, 
died September 7, 1895. He was educated in 
the public schools, and learned the trade of 
millwright. In later years he became the 
owner of the Lenox Mills, near Wempsville, 
in Madison county, and he conducted them 
successfully for many years. In 1873 he re- 
moved to the city of Oneida. For several 
years he owned and operated a flouring mill ; 
this mill was burned, and having an interest 
in the malting business, he devoted the re- 
mainder of his active business hfe to that line 
of work. He was an able and highly re- 
spected business man, quiet and domestic in 
his tastes, dividing his time almost exclusively 
between his office and home. In religion he 
was a member of the Presbyterian church, 
and in politics a Republican. 

He married, in 1831, Mary Avery, born 
in Paris, New Y'ork, now Clayville. Oneida 
county. New York, daughter of Colonel Gar- 
diner and Betsey (Sage) Avery. She died 
Julv I. 1870. Children of Mr. and Mrs. 
Shepard: i. Mary Elizabeth, married (first) 
James J. Stewart: children: Fannie A. and 
Robert DufT Stewart: married (.second) T. F. 
Hand: she died October 14, 1891. 2. Susan 



Maria, married John Ould ; children : Harris 
Truscott, Sophia Stewart and John Avery 
Ould; Mrs. Ould died in September, 1881. 
3. Sophia Cornelia, married Frank M. Nich- 
ols ; children : Frank Clarke and .\lbert 
Spencer Nichols ; she died in 1889. 4. Julia 
Avery, resides in Oneida, New York : is a 
member of Shenandoah Chapter, Daughters 
of .American Revolution, and was vice-regent 
three years. 5. Lyman Gardiner, died in 
1874, leaving one son, Ira Dunlap, who has 
two children. 

The surname Fcnderson 
FENDERSON is identical with Finlay- 

son, an ancient Scotch 
surname. The family was seated very early 
in Perthshire, Scotland. During the persecu- 
tion of the Scotch Covenanters by the Eng- 
lish about 1680, James Finlayson. of New Kil- 
])atrick, Lennoxshire, Scotland, was banished 
with many hundred others (see p. 253, \'ol. 
II. Hanna's Scotch-Irish). According to the 
history of Parsonfield, Elaine, where a branch 
of the family was living at last accounts, the 
name of the immigrant ancestor in this coun- 
try was Samuel, but no record of him has 
been found by the writer. 

(I) Nathaniel Finlayson, or Fenderson, as 
the name is now spelled, married, at Scarbor- 
ough, Maine, November 24, 1743. He was 
presumably a son of Samuel, the immigrant. 
Frances Finlayson, doubtless a sister of Na- 
thaniel, married at Scarborough, August 25. 
173 1, John Babb (see manuscript records of 
Scarborough church at New England His- 
toric-Genealogical Society). This Nathaniel 
was living in Scarborough in 1790, when ac- 
cording to the first federal census, he had 
two males over sixteen and two females in 
his family. His son, Nathaniel Jr., had at 
that time three sons over sixteen, and four 
under that age. and four females. Pelatiah, 
a son or grandson, had one son under six- 
teen and two grandsons. John, son of Na- 
thaniel, was born at Scarborough, July 15, 
1756, married Sarah Kenny, of Saco, re- 
moved to Parsonfield in 1796 and died there, 
June 24, 1852. Children of John : Polly, 
Nathan, Nathaniel. John, married Hannah 
Perry and settled at East Machias ; Edward 
and Sally. We find Nathaniel a witness to 
the will of Stephen Munson. September it, 
175 1, a resident of Scarborough, and again. 
April I. 1756. witness to the will of Job Bur- 

nam. William and John of Scarborough were 
soldiers in the revolution; also Pelatiah, and 
Wallis, who must have been a grandson of 
Nathaniel. In the revolutionary record it ap- 
pears that John served part of the time for 
Marblehead, Massachusetts, indicating that 
the family lived there at some time. Doubt- 
less the first generations were mariners. 
William Fenderson was one of the captors 
of the British ship "Margaretta" during the 
revolution (p. 13, Maine Hist. Society, Vol. 
2 Second Series). 

(III) John Fenderson, grandson of Na- 
thaniel Fenderson, was born in the vicinity 
of Scarborough, if not in that town, and died 
at Oldtown, Maine, about 1848. The family 
was doubtless Scotch-Irish, coming among 
the early settlers from Ulster province, Ire- 
land. John Fenderson married Dolly Cro.x- 
ford, of Oldtown, Maine. She died at or 
near Owego, New York, in 1858. Children: 
Wilmot, Ivory (a name found also in the Par- 
sonfield branch). Ann, Sally, John, mentioned 
below; Caroline. Keziah, Lydia. William, 
George and Washington (twins), and Isaiah, 
who died at or near Tioga Center. William 
died at or near Granville, Iowa ; George was 
killed on the railroad at Centerville, Corning, 
New York, December, 1859. 

(IV) John (2), son of John (i) Fender- 
son. was born in Elaine, near or at Oldtown, 
about 1810, and died in a drowning accident 
at Hyats Ferry, near Owego, New York, 
April 7, 1877. He came to New York state 
in 1836 and located at Owego, where he run 
by the thousand a saw mill at the village of 
Canawana. and carried on an extensive lum- 
ber business for six years. Afterwards he run 
a mill for John Dubois at Cascade township, 
Penns\lvania. three years, and in 185 1 built for 
himself a steam mill near Owego. but failed 
in business in 1858. He married Lucy Clem- 
ents, born in Oldtown, Maine, about 18 14, 
died in the town of Nichols, New York, in 
1898, daughter of Prentice Clements, who 
was captain of a company taking part in the 
war of 1812. Children: i. Tisdale Dean, 
died in the service in the civil war. 2. Fran- 
cis M., born in Maine, also served in the 
civil war ; now living at Williamsport. Penn- 
sylvania. 3. John, mentioned below. 4. .\u- 
relia, born in Owego. 5. Massenillo, born in 
Owego ; served in the civil war ; resides in 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 6. Lucy, born in 
Cascade. Pennsvlvania. lives at W^est Lake, 



Louisiana. 7. Laniartine, born in Cascade. 
Pennsylvania, died during the civil war. 8. 
Albertine. 9. Josephina. 10. Mary L., born 
in the town of Nichols, New York; all three 
died in 1854 in Owego within three days of 
each other, all in childhood. 11. Mary N., 
born in Owego, 1854; married R. N. Perry, 
of Syracuse, New York. 12. Josephine, born 
1856 in Owego. 13. Albertine, born 1858 in 
Owego, died at W'averly, New York, March, 

(V) John (3), son of John (2) Fenderson, 
was born in Owego, New York, April 4, 
184 1. He was educated in the public schools 
of his native town and county. For a num- 
ber of years he lived in Nichols, New York, 
and owned and conducted a grist and saw 
mill. He has been in the lumber business all 
his active life. He was for fifteen years 
president and general manager of the John 
Fenderson Lumber Company, engaged in the 
lumber business in Canada. He spent five 
years in the Adirondack Mountains. New 
York, in the lumber business, and he owns 
about eight hundred and fifty acres of tim- 
ber land in the state of \"irginia. He has 
bought recently a tract of sixteen hundred 
acres of timber land near Washington, D. C. 
For many years, however, he has made his 
home in Owego. He is interested in public 
affairs in that town and has been commis- 
sioner of highways. In politics he is a Demo- 
crat. He is a member of Lodge No. 153, Free 
and Accepted Masons, of Owego. 

He married (first), November 9, 1862. 
Catherine L. Ford, born July 30, 1846, in 
Tioga county. New York, died January 13, 

1909, daughter of George L. and Mary Ann 
Ford. He married (second), January 15. 

19 10, Louise, widow of Edward Greenidge. 
Children, all by first wife: i. George L., 
born November 17, 1865; a farmer and lum- 
berman of Nichols. New York : married Nel- 
lie Seymour and has one daughter, Blanche. 
2. Stella A., born September 10, 1867 ; mar- 
ried Floyd Anthony, now with Siegel Cooper 
Company, New York. 3. Katy Belle, born 
October 2, 1869, died Februarj' 27. 1899: 
married Fred Ingersoll, of Nichols, and had 
one child, Bernice. 4. Mary A., born Sep- 
tember. 1873; married H. B. Richardson, of 
Hornell, New York. 5. Charles L.. born 
March 29, 1876; is general manager of the 
manufacturing of lumber for John Fender- 
son Lumber Company in Canada. 6. Perry 

(!., knn Mav 17, 1886. 7. John .M., born 
March 7, 1888. 

Samuel Packard, immigrant 
r.VCKARI) ancestor, came to New Eng- 
land with his wife and one 
child in the ship "Diligent," of Ipswich, John 
Martin, master, in 1638. He came from 
Windham, a small hamlet near Hingham, 
county Norfolk, England. He settled in 
Hingham, Massachusetts, and removed about 
1660 to Bridgewater. He held office there in 
1664, and was licensed to keep an ordinary in 
1670. His sons, and probably he himself, 
were soldiers under Captain Benjamin Church 
in King Philip's war in 1675-76. His will 
was dated 1684. Children: Elizabeth, horn 
probably in England ; Samuel Jr.. born in 
Hingham ; Zaccheus, mentioned below ; 
Thomas, born in Hingham ; John, born in 
Hingham ; Nathaniel ; Mary ; Hannah : Israel : 
Joe! ; Deborah ; Deliverance. 

(II) Zaccheus, son of Samuel Packard, 
was born in Hingham. and died in Bridge- 
water, August 3, 1723. He married Sarah, 
daughter of John lioward, of West Bridge- 
water. Children, born in Bridgewater : 
Israel. April 27, 1680; Sarah, August 19, 
1682: Jonathan, December 7, 1684; David, 
February 11. 1687. mentioned below: Solo- 
mon, March 20, 1689: Deacon James, June 2, 
1691 ; Zaccheus Jr., September 4, 1693: John, 
October 8, 1695 : Captain .\biel. April 29, 

(III) David, son of Zaccheus Packard, was 
born February 11, 1687, died in 1755. He 
married Hannah, daughter of John Ames, in 
1712, and she died aged sixty-seven. Chil- 
dren: David, born 1713: William, born 1715; 
Hannah, 1718: Isaac, 1720: Mary, 1722; Ebe- 
nezer, 1724, mentioned below; Abiah. 1727: 
Mehitable, 1730: James, 1734. 

(l\') Ebenezer. son of David Packard, was 
born in 1724, died in 1803. He married, 1746, 
Sarah, daughter of Mark Perkins: she died 
in 1810. Children: Alice, born 1747; Ebe- 
nezer, mentioned below; Eunice, 1750; Jonas. 
1732: Adin, 1754: Mathew, 1756: Eliphalet. 
1758: Robert, 1760: Joel, 1762: Lot; Noah 
and Joseph. 

(\') Deacon Ebenezer (2) Packard, son of 
Ebenezer ( i ) Packard, was born at Bridge- 
water, in 1749. He was a soldier in the revo- 
lution in 1777. He or his son was in the 
Tenth Company, Plymouth county, and served 



at Ticonderoga. E^benezer Packard sent a 
man for "Joel" in December, 1777. Joel was 
a brother of Ebenezer Jr. Ebenezer Packard 
was deacon of the church and a prominent 
citizen of Bridgewater. He married (first), 
in 1774, Mary," daughter of Nathaniel Rey- 
nolds : (second) in 1781, Content Harlow. 
Children bv first wife : Mehitable. born 1774 ; 
Philip, 1776; Mary, 1778. Children by sec- 
ond wife: Sarah, 1781 ; Ebenezer, 1783; Sil- 
vester, 1785; Rhoda, 1788; Ansel, mentioned 
below ; Charles, 1792 ; Content. 

(VI) Ansel, son of Deacon Ebenezer (2) 
Packard, was born in Bridgewater in 1789. 
He settled in Bainbridge, New York. He 
married Sarah Monfort, of Harpersfield, New 
York. Children: Peter M. ; Mary, married 
R. Porter Putnam, of Porterville, California : 
Anna P., lives in Bainbridge, New York, mar- 
ried D. C. Scott, deceased : Stephen S., lived 
in Covington, Pennsylvania : George, died in 
California ; Almira, married Eli Soctwell, of 
Hammonton, New Jersey. 

(VH) Peter Monfort, son of Ansel Pack- 
ard, was born in Bainbridge, New York. De- 
cember 3, 1819, died in Cowanesque, Pennsyl- 
vania. February 10. 1903, at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Isabelle (Packard) Strang. 
He was educated in the common schools of 
his native town. When a young man he en- 
gaged in the hotel business, and conducted a 
stage line, which was the most extensive in 
that part of the state. He kept a hundred 
horses, and covered much of the territory in 
the Susquehanna and Chenango valleys. His 
business continued to grow until the advent 
of the railroads between Albany and Bing- 
hamton. Thereupon he abandoned some of 
the lines and for a time, before the railroads 
came, owned stage lines to W'estfield, Penn- 
sylvania. For many years he was proprietor 
of the hotel that formerly stood on the site 
now occupied by the rectory of St. Peter's 
Church. He spent most of his life in Bain- 
bridge. He was a useful citizen, highly es- 
teemed for his liberality, kindness of heart 
and upright life. 

He married, September 22, 1845, Sarah 
Jane W'iley. born in Utica, New York, June 
ID, 1817, died at O.xford, New York, March 
13. i^QS' daughter of Jonathan P. Wiley, of 
Brownsville, New York, who stood high in 
Masonry in the state. Children, born at Bain- 
bridge: Albert Lewis, July 5, 1847, died .Au- 
gust 5, 1862; Peter Wiley, May 24, 1849, died 

May 13, 1908; Georgianna Ida, June i, 1851, 
died April 3, 1852 ; Joseph Edwm, mentioned 
below ; Isabelle Emma, born August 28, 1856, 
married A. B. Strang, of Greene, New York; 
Fannie Louise, July 27, 1858, died October 
31, 1910, married G. H. Simmons. 

(VIII) Joseph Edwin, son of Peter Mon- 
fort Packard, was born in Bainbridge, De- 
cember 12, 1854. He attended the public 
schools of his native town and Sidney, New 
York. In 1873 he came to O.xford as clerk 
in the bank and he has resided in Oxford 
since that time. In winter he resides at lling- 
hamton. He retired from business several 
years ago. He is a member of Oxford Lodge, 
No. 175, Free and Accepted Masons, and of 
Oxford Chapter, No. 254, Royal Arch Ma- 
sons. He is a communicant of the Protestant 
Episcopal church and for fifteen years was 

He married, January 17, 1881. Catharine 
Odessa Sands, of Oxford, New York, daugh- 
ter of Dr. William G. and S. Eliza (Mygatt) 
Sands. Her mother was a sister of the late 
Henry R. Mygatt, a noted lawyer and promi- 
nent citizen of Oxford. New York. Dr. Will- 
iam G. Sands was a son of Obadiah and Eliza- 
beth (Teed) Sands. Children of Mr. and 
M_rs. Packard, all born at Oxford : Edith 
Sands, May 28, 1885 ; Henry Alygatt, Septem- 
ber 25, 1886, died July 7, 1893; William Guth- 
rie, October 13, 1889; Katherine Odessa, Sep- 
tember 19, 1890. 

John Tobin was born in Ireland. 
TOBIN He settled in Lincklaen, Che- 
nango county. New York, and 
followed farming all his active life. Children: 
Edward, Daniel, John, mentioned below : 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Tobin. was 
born in Lincklaen, Chenango county, New 
York, died at Auburn, New York, in igo2. 
He lived most of his life, however, in his 
native town, where he was educated in the 
public schools and where he followed farming. 
He was a man of upright character and a 
useful citizen. He married Mary Lonergan. 
of Cuyler, New York, daughter of James 
Lonergan. She died about 1898 in Lincklaen. 
Their children: i. Edward, lives in the west. 
2. James. 3. John, lives in New York City. 
4. Daniel, died young. 5. Joseph, married 
.-\nna Gardner; now a farmer in Lincklaen, 
New York. 6. George Leo, mentioned below. 


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7. Patrick, a carpenter in Chitteiiango, Xew 
York. 8. Mary, married Oscar Veager. 9, 
Anna, married Birn Gardner, of Cuyler, New- 
York. 10. Nellie. 11. Margarita, married 
Merrill Stewart, of Deruyter, New York. 12. 
Florence, married Ralph Porter; resides at 

(Ill) George Leo, son of John (2) Tobin, 
was born at Lincklaen, Chenango county. 
New York, June 15, 1885. He received his 
early education there in the public schools. 
In his boyhood and youth he worked on a 
farm and afterward at Cuyler for a time in a 
milk station. He engaged in business on his 
own account as a general merchant at Cuyler 
in 1907, and has built up a flourishing trade. 
In religion he is a Roman Catholic and in 
politics he i.s a Republican. He married, De- 
cember 23, 1905, Pearl Torry, of Deruyter, 
Xew York, born February 20, 1884, at Cuyler. 
daughter of Ezra and Maggie (Steele) Torry. 
They have one child, Hilda, born July 3, 1910. 

The name of Lewis, sometimes 
LEWIS spelled Lewes, has had many dis- 
tinguished representatives in this 
country. The family is numerous and an- 
cient, both north and south. Robert Lewis, 
of Bradmockshire, Wales, emigrated to 
Gloucester county. \'irginia, in 1640. He had 
a large grant of land from the Crown, and 
from him have sprung different families of 
Lewises all over the country. Samuel Gilford 
Lewis was a major on General Washington's 
staff, and distinguished himself at the battle 
of Germantown, Pennsylvania. His descend- 
ants lived at Washington. D. C, and at St. 
Louis, where they were known as editors, 
judges and surgeons. George Lewis, of Ply- 
mouth, afterwards at Scituate, Massachusetts, 
where he joined the church. September 20. 
1635, came from East Greenw-ich in Kent be- 
fore 1633. Edmund Lewis, of Lynn, Massa- 
chusetts, was first at Watertown, and came 
over from England in 1634. John Lewis 
settled at Westerly, Rhode Island, as early 
as 1660. Dr. William Jerauld Lewis, presi- 
dent of the American Society of Microscop- 
ists, is descended from the Connecticut and 
Rhode Island families! In 1834 thirteen of 
the Lewis name had been graduated from 
Harvard, and thirty-four from other New 
England colleges. 

(I) Edmund Lewis sailed April 10, 1634, 
from Ipswich, England, with his wife, Mary, 

aged thirt_\-lwo years, .son John, three years, 
and Thomas, nine months old, in the ship 
"Elizabeth" commanded 1)_\- William Andrews. 
He settled first at Watertown, Massachusetts, 
where he shared in the first division of lands, 
and had several subsequent grants, receiving 
lot No. 26 of thirty acres, July 25, 1636; 
lot No. 82 of five acres, February 28, 1637 ; 
lot No. 61 of five acres, June 16, of the same 
year, and another grant of six acres, April 
9, 1638. He resided on the east side of Lex- 
ington street, and had one hundred acres of 
upland beside numerous small parcels. He 
was admitted a freeman. May 24, 1636; was 
selectman in 1638, and appointed on a com- 
mittee to lay out the farms near the Dedham 
line, October 14, of that year. It is supposed 
that he had been a sailor as the inventory of 
his property included a cutlass and he seems 
to have been very fond of the water, for 
though he had a good estate in Watertown, 
he removed between 1639 and 1642 to Lynn, 
Massachusetts, where he purchased forty acres 
on the shore. He died there in January, 1650, 
and the inventory of his estate showed a value 
of one hundred and twenty-two pounds, seven 
shillings and six pence. His name is perpet- 
uated in the name of Lewis street which ad- 
joins his property at Wood-End, Lynn. Chil- 
dren : John, Thomas, James, Nathaniel, a 
child which lived but twenty hours ; Joseph, 
and probably Benjamin. All of these e.xcept 
the first two were born in this country. 

(II) Thomas, second son of Edmund and 
Mary Lewis, was born in 1633, in England, 
and resided in early life in Lynn, Alassachu- 
setts, whence he removed in 1661-62 to North- 
ampton, Massachusetts. There he sold a lot 
of four acres in 1667. He was chosen to as- 
sist in building a mill, August 27, 1666, and 
soon after this removed to Swansea, Massa- 
chusetts, where he was admitted an inhabitant, 
December i, 1669, and granted twelve acres 
of land. Here he was elected selectman. May 
21, 1672, and was placed in the second rank 
of proprietors, who were divided into three 
classes, according to the amount of their own- 
ership in the town. He was probably in 
Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1681, and was ta.xed 
in Mendon, Massachusetts, 1691-92-93. He 
was elected selectman. May i, 1693, but de- 
clined to serve, and was still there in 1696. 
In 1692 and 1701 he sold land in Bristol, and 
died in that town, April 26, 1709. He mar- 
ried, November 11, 1659, Hannah, daughter 


of lidward and Joan IJaker. She survived bun 
more than seven years, dying January 17, 
1717. Children: Edward, Hannah, Alary, 
Esther, Thomas, died young, Thomas, Eliza- 
heth, Persithe, Samuel, llepscbah, Joseph, De- 

(III) Joseph, fifth son of Thomas and 
Hannah (Baker) Lewis, was born May 13, 
1677, in Swansea, Massachusetts, died May 
27, 1742, in Haddam, Connecticut, where be 
settled before 1723. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John and Sarah Birge, of Bris- 
tol, Rhode Island, and bad children: Sarah. 
Elizabeth, Rebecca, Hannah, Deborah, John. 

(IV) John, youngest child of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Birge) Lewis, was born April 14, 
1723, in Haddam, Connecticut, and died 111 
Saybrook, Connecticut, August 9, 1801. He 
resided in Haddam until after 1762, and prob- 
ably removed to Saybrook in old age to joui 
his' children. He married, June i, 1744- '" 

Haddam, Deborah , born 1723, died 

February i, 1813, in her ninetieth year. Her 
family name is not preserved. Children : Jo- 
seph, John, Simon, Samuel, 2\Iary, Andrew ; 
died young. Andrew. Sarah, John, Abner. 

( \' ) Joseph ( 2 ) , eldest child of John and 
Deborah Lewis, was born March 24, 1745. 
in Haddam, and was an early settler in Cherry 
\a!lev. New York, said by tradition to have 
moved thither from Vermont, which is quite 
possible, and even probable, though it is cer- 
tain that he remained but a short time in \"er- 
mont. He was in New York before 1790, 
as indicated by the census, being then in Ste- 
phentown, where his family included two 
males over sixteen years of age, three under 
that age, and three females. He married while 
residing in Rensselaer county, and soon after 
the revolution settled at or near Chenango 
Point, at Kattelville. Broome county. New 
York, and lived there the remainder of his 
life, dying in 1834. His wife survived him 
less than one year. No record of her name 
can be found. He was pious and exceptionally 
zealous in religious practices, having a re- 
treat near his dwelling to which he resorted 
daily for prayer, and it is said that the turf 
on which he knelt was worn bare by constant 
use. He had five children, three of whom 
were; Spencer; Daniel, who lived at Bing- 
hamton. New York; Nicholas, mentioned be- 

(\T) Nicholas, son of Josei)h (2) Lewis, 
was born at Kattelville. Broome countv. New 

York, February 22, 1785, died at Chenango 
Forks, New \ ork, July 22, 1871. He was 
educated in the public schools. Like his 
father, he was extremely pious and a devout 
Methodist. In 1854 he was ordained as a 
local preacher by Bishop James, and for half 
a century he was active in preaching and 
other good works in the Methodist denomina- 
tion. He was a cooper by trade, and for many 
vears was in business at Chenango Forks, 
New York. He was of remarkable physique, 
and enjoyed good health to a great age. Even 
when he was eighty years old he used to walk 
six or eight miles to preach, and often deliv- 
ered three sermons in one day. His descend- 
ants were active in the service in the civil war ; 
three sons, fifteen grandsons, one great-grand- 
son, and two sons-in-law were in the service, 
and all returned to their homes with the ex- 
ception of one son, Dennis, who was shot at 
Antietam, and a son-in-law, who died in -\n- 
dersonville prison. 

He married, in 1804, Mary, born February 

6, 1788, daughter of Silas 'and Mary Hall. 
Children: i. Calvin Pardy, born June 29. 
1805. at Hamilton, New York, died July 2t,. 
1848. 2. Leonard, February 18, 1807, died 
November 2t„ 1863; married Sally Palmer, of 
Kattelville, New York; had Samuel, Sarah. 
Joshua. Charles, Olive, \\'illiam. Julius, Leon- 
ard. 3. Rhoda, July 21, 1809. 4. George 
Washington. February 15. 1812, died May 
12, 1886. at Elgin. Illinois. ^. Mary. Febru- 
ary 6, 1814, died September. 1888. 6. Salmon, 
mentioned below. 7. Electa, October 11. 
1818. 8. Laura, April 13, 1821. 9. Sally 
Ann, October 11, 1823, died November 22. 
1842. 10. Jennie H., October 9, 1826, died 
September 17, 1862. 11. Rachel. January 16, 
1830, died April 20. i860. 12. Phebe, Julv 

7, 1834, died March 18, 1886. 

(VH) Salmon, son of Nicholas Lewis, was 
born in Chenango Forks, Broome county. New 
York, June 11, 1816, died January 20, 1900. 
in Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, and was buried 
at Chenango Forks, New York. He received 
a common school education. In 1849 he 
joined the gold seekers and went to Califor- 
nia, sailing around Cape Horn. After return- 
ing from California h^ engaged in the hard- 
ware business in Chenango Forks, New York. 
After the death of his first wife, and marriage 
to his second wife, he removed to Friendship, 
Allegany county. New York, in autumn of 
1853, and entered the hardware business. 



After a time he sold out and engaged in the 
manufacture of oil barrels in Titusville, Penn- 
s)'lvania, in April, i8(x), the family remaining 
in Friendshij), New York. He served in the 
state militia when a )'Oung man. lie married 
(first) December 25, 1838, Alvira I'age, who 
died in 1852. Me married (second) Novem- 
ber 15, 1853, at Chenango Forks, New York, 
Sarah Welch, born in New Berlin, Chenan- 
go county. New York, January 10, 1822, 
died December 21, 1892, in Cortland, New- 
York, at home of her son, Lynn Ross. She 
was a daughter of Nine Welch. Her par- 
ents died when she was quite young. Chil- 
dren of first wife: 1. James M., born Feb- 
ruary y, 1840; a hardware merchant at Jersey 
Shore. Penns_\l\ania ; married Sarah Schucks, 
of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 2. Abiah L., 
born July 12, 1841 ; lives at Pleasantville. 
Pennsylvania ; married Lucien B. Main, of 
Friendship, New York. 3. Jasper Eugene, 
born July 28, 1843, died July 3, 1899, in South 
Bend. Indiana ; married .Agnes Wheeler, of 
South Bend, Indiana. 4. Cassius Clay, born 
September 1. 1845, died January 3, 1879, ^^ 
Friendship, New York ; married Ella Higgins, 
of Friendship, New York. 5. Florence Ame- 
lia, born September 28. 1847. '^'ed June 5, 
1884, in Centerville. l'enns\lvania ; married 
.\shbel Gates Se.xtun, of Center\ ille, Pennsyl- 
vania. Children of second wife: i). L\nn 
Ross, mentioned lielow. 7. Planche. died in 

(\'HI) L\nn Ross, son of .Salmon Lewis, 
was born at l*"riendship, Allegany count}-. 
New York, January 28, 1858. His schooling 
was rather limited, but he acquired an educa- 
tion largely by private study and contact with 
the world. In May, 1867, he removed with 
his mother to Chenango Forks. His first work 
was that of a driver on the canal, and he 
followed it for five years. He then learned 
the trade of tinsmith. He moved from Che- 
nango horks, ^larch 2"], 1877, to Marathon, 
New York, where he engaged at his trade 
( tinsmithing ) . remaining there until Novem- 
ber 14, 1881, when he moved to Cortland, New 
York, and accepted a position with Smith & 
Kingsbury, remaining with this firm until 
April, 1884, going with Newkirk & Hulbert, 
and remaining with this firm and their suc- 
cessors until August, 1888. He then pur- 
chased the plumbing and heating business of 
Smith & Rates, which he carried on success- 
fully until 1902. and during this time he in- 

vented and patented the Perfection Milk Cool- 
er, which he manufactured on an extensive 
scale. He also manufactured the Farmer's 
b'avorite Peed Cooker. Upon selling out his 
plumbing and heating business he continued 
the manufacture of the feed cooker and milk 
cooler until March, 1907, when he sold his 
interest to Ralph S. Bennett, and the business 
is conducted under the style of the Lewis Man- 
ufacturing Company. Air. Lewis then asso- 
ciated himself with .Marvin 1). Main in the 
manufacture of the Winner Plow Truck. The 
patent was granted on the truck. May 7, 1907; 
they continued until November x, 1907, when 
Mr. Lewis purchased Mr. Main's interest, and 
since then has manufactured alone, and is tne 
sole (jwner of the patent. This plow truck 
is the most practical device ever invented for 
holding a walking plow, and is one of the 
most valuable and useful implements a farmer 
ever used, an implement which virtually takes 
the place of a sulky plow, and at. a big saving 
of ex])ense. The \\'inner Plow Truck is sold 
through agents, and also direct to the farmers. 
Mr. Lewis is a member of X'esta Lodge, 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows: a mem- 
ber of the official board and president of the 
board of trustees of the Homer Avenue .\leth- 
iidist Church of Cortland, and a member of the 
Church I'^ederation. In politics he is a Prohi- 
bitionist. He was elected mayor of the city 
of Cortland in November, 1910, and inaut;u- 
rated January 1. iyii. the first prohibition- 
elected mayor in any city of .\ew York slate. 
At the time of his election the (. oitlaiid 
Standard said: "Because of his affiliation 
with the Prohibition party some of his ad- 
herents of that parly will doubtless ex- 
pect the impossible of him in regard Id ihe 
things that are uppermost in their minds, 
and if they expect it they will prol> 
abl\- be disappointed. He will not attempt 
the impossible. He is not a fanatic, even on 
prohibition, but he believes in the enforce- 
ment of the law in regard to all things, and 
will unquestionalily do his best to see that 
this is accomplished. He cannot go bcNoiid 
the laws, and will not try to do so. He is 
interested in the welfare of the city of Cort- 
land in every way. and will no doubt do his 
very best, as he sees it, to promote its interests 
along all lines."' What his friends said of 
him at the time of candidacy we quote from 
the Cortland Standard of October 26, 1910. 
''Lvnn R. Lewis, onr candidate for maNor, has 


been a resident of Cortland fur twenty-nine 
years, and a business man and manufacturer 
for twenty-two years. He is therefore well 
known to our citizens, and it is no exaggera- 
tion to say that no man in our community is 
more highly esteemed for his sterling integ- 
rity. He is a man of strong convictions as 
regards right and wrong, and has the courage 
of his convictions, fearless in his advocacy of 
what he believes to be right, always willing 
to come out squarely and define his position 
on any public question. In the event of his 
election we can assure the citizens of this city 
a clean, business-like administration, and a 
square deal for every man, with no special 
privileges granted to any private or corpor- 
ate interests." Through Mayor Lewis's keen 
insight the "Gas Franchise." framed up to 
e.xtort high prices on a twenty-five-year lease. 
was vetoed by him. This is only one of the 
manv instances where he has acted most ju- 
diciously in the interest of the people of his 
adopted city. 

He married. December 20, i8<S2, Family, 
born at Cortland. New York, November 6, 
1858. daughter of Philo and Rachel ( Shap- 
ley) Phelps. Children: Paul "SI., born Jan- 
uary 18. 1886; Ralph Eugene, September 24, 
1892; Florence Emily, November 6, 1893, 
died aged ten months. 

The Diven family is of Scotch- 
1)1\"EN Irish ancestry, which played such 
an important part in the colonial 
history of America, and whose sons were 
characterized as "the backbone of Washing- 
ton's army" in the struggle for independence. 
(I) Alexander Diven came from Tyrone. 
Ireland, and settled in the Cumberland valley, 
Pennsylvania, where are yet found many of 
his descendants. He married Margaret ( fam- 
ily name unknown), who was of English birth. 
(H) John, son of Alexander Diven, was 
born in 1752. He was apprenticed to a cab- 
inetmaker in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. When 
the revolutionary war broke out, his ma.ster, 
a thorough-going and enthtisiastic patriot, 
urged his workmen and apprentices to enter 
the army, and among those who cheerfully 
complied was John Diven. Pie and his com- 
panions were with Washington at Valley 
Forge when their term of enlistment expired. 
The day for their discharge arrived, and they 
were drawn up in line in the presence of their 
general. He spoke to them as few men could 

speak, actually with tears in his eyes, and con- 
cluded by asking that all who would re-enlist 
would step two paces to the front. There 
was a moment's hesitation, and then young 
Diven stepped forward. One followed, then 
another and another, until the entire line 
sprang to the front with a shout. They for- 
got the privations of the camp and their de- 
sire for home in their love for their com- 
mander and his fervent presentation o-f the 
pressing needs of their country. Their serv- 
ice continued until the glorious victory at 

In 1799 John Diven located in what is now 
Watkins, and the farm which he bought, 
cleared and long occupied is on the hill west of 
the village. He was the first postmaster in that 
locality. He became interested in the Duncan 
islands in the Susquehanna river, a large and 
rich tract of land, the continued possession 
of which would have made him an immensely 
rich man, but there was a flaw in the title 
reaching back to the time of William Penn, 
and he could not hold. There was protracted, 
expensive and exhaustive litigation, and in 
the end he lost all and came to Watkins. He 
was twice married, his first wife being of 
the family of Baskins, of Watkins ; they had 
four sons, all of whom went west. John 
Diven married (second) Eleanor Means 
Children : Alexander S., of whom further : 
Eleanor, Charlotte; Elizabeth, married Re\-. 
Daniel Washburn. 

(Ill) General Alexander S. Diven, eldest 
child of John and Eleanor (Means) Diven, 
was born in Watkins, New York, February 10, 
1809, died June 11, 1896. He received his 
education in the Penn Yan and Ovid acad- 
emies, after which he commenced the study 
of law with Judge Grey, of Elmira, mean- 
time teaching school to defray his expenses. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1832. ,He spent 
some time in the office of Fletcher Haight, in 
Rochester, New York, and afterwards con- 
ducted the county clerk's office in Owego. He 
then went to Angelica. Allegany county, and 
was there admitted to the Isar of the court 
of common pleas. He remained here eleven 
years, for a year and a half in partnershi]i 
with George ililes, who removed to Michigan 
and became a ju.stice of the supreme court 
of that .state. For five years General Diven 
was district attorney in Allegany county, 
which then included the county of Livingston. 
In 1845 li^ returned to Elmira to live, and 



that year organized the law tirm of Uiven, 
Hathaway & \\ oods, and successfully pursued 
professional work until the beginning of the 
civil war. 

He entered early into political life, and was 
an active member of the Republican party 
from its very beginning. He served in the 
New York state senate in 1858-59. In the 
latter year he was the Freesoil candidate for 
governor, and a candidate in the state con- 
vention at the time Judge Henry C. Davies 
was nominated for judge of the court of 
appeals. In i860 he was elected to congress 
from the twenty-seventh congressional dis- 
trict. As a member of the judiciary commit- 
tee and of the iiouse during the early part 
of the rebellion, he was a staunch and devoted 
Unionist, and gave the administration un- 
stinted support. His loyal utterances are a 
matter of record, and the proceedings of the 
twenty-seventh congress bear witness to his 
patriotic devotion. As an anti-slavery man he 
was well known to the public at large, and 
although not an extremist, he gave a cordial 
support to the bill abolishing slavery in the 
District of Columbia. He was the first to 
introduce measures providing for the employ- 
ment of colored troops in the army, draft- 
ing and introducing the first bill on the sub- 

In 1862 Mr. Diven left his seat in con- 
gress to aid with his sword in the suppression 
of the rebellion. He assisted in recruiting the 
One hundred and Seventh Regiment, New 
Yorl^ Volunteers, and went into service as its 
lieutenant-colonel, August 12th. He distin- 
guished himself in the Virginia campaigns of 
1862-63 by his gallantry and skill. After the 
battle at Antietam he was proinoted to colonel. 
and led the regiment at Chancellorsville in 
the first conflict. In May, 1863, he was com- 
missioned adjutant-general with the rank of 
major, and appointed to the charge of the 
rendezvous for troops at Elmira, New York. 
August 30, 1864, he was brevetted brigadier- 
general, and assigned to special duty as as- 
sistant provost marshal general for the west- 
ern district of New York, and subsequently 
appointed to the command of the northern and 
western districts, which he retained until the 
close of the war. performing the duties with 
energy and success. In the spring of 1865, 
the war being over, he returned to civil life. 

In 1844 General Diven became a director of 
the New York & Erie Railroad, and was its 

attorney until 1865, when he was chosen vice- 
president, which position he held for three 
years. During the period from 1844 to 1850 
he was conspicuous for his labors and efforts 
to re-establish the waning credit of the road, 
and in raising the necessary millions to pro- 
mote its creation, which he did to completion. 
In 1844 came the crisis in affairs of the Erie. 
The road was built only to Binghamton, funds 
were exhausted, and its officials discouraged, 
the fate of this great enterprise being in the 
balance. At a meeting of its directors, held 
in New York City that year, a resolution was 
presented recommending the abandonment of 
the enterprise. Mr. Diven opposed it so 
strongly that his resolution recommending its 
prosecution was submitted, and a new era of 
effort inaugurated, into which Mr. Diven 
threw all its energies and labored zealously 
for years. He drew up the bills passed by 
the legislature in aid of the road; he was in- 
strumental in procuring their passage by the 
legislative body ; the first issues of bonds and 
mortgages were drafted by him ; he was com- 
missioner of construction during its building, 
the pay of constructors passing through his 

In 1849 General Diven, while engaged in 
the consolidation of the New York & Erie 
Railroad, became interested in the Chemung 
Railroad, extending from the New York & 
Erie Railroad, near Elmira, to three villages 
of Jefferson (now Watkins), at the head of 
Seneca Lake. He was a director in the com- 
pany which built this road, which was opened 
in December, 1849, soon after the Erie was 
opened to Elmira, and was operated in con- 
nection with the latter road as a continuous 
line from New York to Jeft'erson for a couple 
of years and until the completion of the line 
to Dunkirk. Soon after the completion of the 
Chemung Railroad, General Diven became in- 
terested in the construction of a line from its 
northern terminal to Canandaigua. The' com- 
pany which controlled the latter road was 
originally chartered as the Canandaigua & 
Corning Railroad Company, for the purpose 
of constructing a railroad from Canandaigua 
to Corning. After the construction of the 
Chemung Railroad the title of the Canan- 
daigua & Corning Company was, by legislative 
enactment, changed to the Canandaigua & El- 
mira Railroad, thus making a continuous line 
of railroad from Elmira to Canandaigua. The 
control for its construction was made with a 



company of which General Divcn was a mem- 

After the completion of this road a still 
farther extension was made by the construc- 
tion of the Canandaigua & Niagara Falls Rail- 
road, which was also constructed by the same 
firm of constructors. The railroad was con- 
structed with a gauge and compared with that 
of the New York & Erie railroad, and formed 
a continuous broad-gauge line from Elmira to 
Niagara Falls. This line from Elmira to Can- 
andaigua is now under the conlrol of the 
Northern Central Railroad Company, and now 
leased by the Pennsylvania railroad. Soon 
after the completion of the road to Canandai- 
gua, General Diven became interested in the 
construction of the Williamsport & Elmira 
railroad, which was originally chartered by the 
legislature of the state of Pennsylvania in 
1832, this being one of the earliest railroad 
charters in the United States. 

As a contractor he was eminently successful. 
In connection with General Thomas Price and 
James P. Kirkwood he contracted for the con- 
struction of the Missouri Pacific railroad, and 
under the firm name of Diven, Stancliti" & 
Company engaged in the construction of the 
southwestern branch of that road. He was 
president of the Elmira & Horseheads Street 
Car Company, and was also largely interested 
in the Elmira water works. 

General Diven married, in July, 1834, 
Amanda Beers, born October 22, 181 1, died 
August 18, 1875, daughter of John and Keziah 
Beers. They had eight children. He married 
(second) 1876, ?^laria Joy; no issue. 

( I\' ) George Miles, son of General Alex- 
ander .S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, was 
born in .\ngelica, New York, August 28, 1835, 
died February 3, 1909, in Elmira. He was 
educated at the old Elmira Academy, at a pri- 
vate school in Geneva, New Y'ork, and Hamil- 
ton College, from which he was graduated 
with a high standing in the class of 1857. 
He studied law in his father's office and was 
admitted to the bar in Binghamton in 1862. 
For a few years afterwards he was in partner- 
ship with his father, under the firm name of 
A. S. & G. M. Diven & Redfield. For many 
years he was the attorney in this region for 
the Erie railway, and akso the legal representa- 
tive of the Northern Central and Lehigh Val- 
ley railroads. He early established a reputa- 
tion as a good and careful lawyer and a sound 
and trustworthy business man. He has had 

the management of matters involving 
ally large sums of money, and his judgment 
never failed him or found him at fault. Some 
of the largest business enterprises of Elmira, 
in their immature and uncertain beginnings, 
relied with safety upon his advice and judg- 
ment. He was a director of the Erie railway, 
and of the Erie Sleeping Car Company that 
subsequently became a part of the great l^uU- 
man system. He was instrumental and in- 
fluential in the reorganization of the rolling 
mills; managed the afifairs of the Water 
W orks Company when the change was made 
in its organization; originated, and through 
most embarrassing surroundings, laid out and 
conducted the street railway : was foremost 
in the conception and construction of the El- 
mira State Line railroad, now the Tioga 
branch of the Erie ; brought the La France 
Manufacturing Company out of the slough 
into which it had fallen into smooth-sailing 
waters ; and engaged in other but minor mat- 
ters, all, however, making for the interests 
of Elmira. For five terms Mr. Diven was 
president of the board of education of the city 
of Elmira, during which time were initiated 
matters of interest to the growing generations 
of the town, whose influence will be felt far 
in the future. In 1872 he was chosen one of 
the trustees of Hamilton College, his alma 
mater, which office he held for many \ears. 
In the winter of 1890-91 he was elected presi- 
dent of the New York State Bar Association, 
an honor which of itself measures the high 
standing he had attained in his profession. 

Mr. Diven married, June 3, 1863, Lucy M. 
Brow'n, born in Clinton, Oneida county. New 
York, in 1833, died September 2, 1888, daugh- 
ter of Alden and Minerva ( Sanford) Brown. 
Children, born in Elmira, New York: i, 
Josephine, died in 1872, in her ninth year. 2. 
Eugene Diven, born .\ugust 25. 1865. He 
graduated from the Lehigh University in 1887. 
in the mechanical engineering department, and 
followed his profession for five years at the 
La France Fire Engine Company of Elmira, 
at which time his father being abroad, he be- 
came acting president, continuing in that ca- 
pacity for about one year. In 1893 he went 
to Washington to perfect himself in the details 
of the patent office, serving there until 1895, 
and during that time studied law at the Na- 
tional University Law School, taking the de- 
gree of LL.M. He returned to Elmira in 
1895, w^as admitted to the bar that year, and 


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later became a member of the law lirm of 
Diven & Kedtield. in iSy8 Air. Kedtield re- 
tired, and the lirm name became Diven & 
Diven, the second son of George i\i. Diven, 
Alexander S. Diven, entering the firm, which 
has continued very successfully ever since. 
The lirm makes a specialty of corporation law 
and of trustees of estates, also patent law is 
one of the special features of their practice. 
The firm represent the Lehigh \ alley and 
Northern Central and other railways in a legal 
capacity. Mr. Diven was trustee of the Steele 
Memorial Library. In the will of the late 
i\l. H. Arnot he was named to be one of the 
trustees of the Arnot Art Gallery. He was 
at one time a member of the board of edu- 
cation for the city of Elmira. He was 
a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, and 
was at the time of his death, April 29, 1911, 
president of the local society of that name in 
Elmira. He married, September 10, 1890, 
in Elmira, Jeanette P., youngest daughter of 
John and Elizabeth (^Andrus) Murdoch. Chil- 
dren, born in Elmira: Alexander S. (3), born 
May 26, 1893; Emerson Liscum, April 19, 
1898. 3. Alexander S., born November, 1869; 

married ; children : Irving Booth, born 

June 3, 1903; Lucy, February 10, 1911. 4. 
Alden Brown, born March 4, 1871. 5. Louis, 
born October 5, 1873. 

(IV) Alexander {2), son of General Alex- 
ander S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, was 
born January 22, 1841, died January 25, 1888. 
Early in manhood he was engaged in the old 
Elmira Bank, where his business education 
began under the eye of Lewis J. Standiff, 
and later became a business man of more than 
ordinary aptitude and sagacity. During the 
civil war he was a paymaster in the army, 
with the rank of major. After the war he 
engaged in business in Towanda, Pennsyl- 
vania, when he was elected chief officer of 
the borough. Returning to Elmira, he took 
an interest in the Water W^orks (Company, 
and the two reservoirs in the western [>avt 
of the city were built under his supervision. 
The magnitude and excellence of the worl: are 
standing monuments to his carefulness and 
judgment. He was a large hearted nobleman, 
attracting those closely who came in contact 
with him, and was able in the Democratic city 
of Elmira to be elected its mayor. Republican 
as he was himself, and served as such during 
the terms of 1880-81-82. He married, July 
13, 1864, Anna Z. McQuhae, born in Danville. 

Pennsylvania, April 24, 1844, died in Elmira, 
New York, December 6, 1888, daughter of 
John and Azubali (Carpenter) Mcyuhae. 
Children: John McQuhae, died unmarried; 
George Maxwell, of whom further; Eleanor 
died unmarried. 

(IV) Eugene, son of General Alexander 
S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, was born June 
21, 1843, died September 2, 1888. He re- 
ceived his early education in Elmira and spent 
one year at West Point, but left the academy 
there to join an engineering expedition in 
Mexico in which influential friends were in- 
terested. He came home from this to enter 
the army of the Union and was appointed to 
the stafj of General Henry W. Slocum, his 
commission being the last one that President 
Lincoln ever signed. He had served on the 
staff of his father as A. A. A. G. Dept. of 
Western N. Y. while General Diven was in 
command of the post at Elmira. After the 
war Eugen Diven engaged in railroad build- 
ing and other business enterprises, was for- 
tunate, and accumulated a competence early 
in life. He was connected with the La France 
Manufacturing Company, and depeatedly rep- 
resented his district in the board of education 
of the city of Elmira. He married, .Vugust 
23. 1869, Julia, died March 25, 1910, daugh- 
ter of H. M. Partridge. Children: Amanda 
A., married Gordon Buchanan; Eugenia; 
Vieva L. 

(IV) May, daughter of General Alexander 
S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, married Ma- 
jor Emerson H. Liscum. deceased, of the regu- 
lar army. 

(IV) Alice, daughter of General Alexan- 
der S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, died un- 
married, March 31, 1875, at Fort Lyon. Colo- 

(IV) John M., son of General Alexander 
S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, was born 
April 24, 1852; resides in Troy, New York; 
married Susan, daughter of Dr. Hepburn, of 
Elmira. Children: John M. Jr., Alice. 

(I\') Eleanor, daughter of General .Alex- 
ander S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, un- 

(IV) Amanda, daughter of General .-Mex- 
ander S. and Amanda (Beers) Diven, mar- 
ried Henry Cogswell Silsbee. Children: i. 
Eleanor Diven Silsbee, born in New York City, 
December 8, 1881 ; married. September 14. 
1904. George Warren WyckofT; children: 
George W., Henry S., Clinton R. 2. James Al- 



fred Silsbcc, born in Klniira, New York, Au- 
gust 4, 1883. 

(V) George Maxwell, son of Alexander 
Diven, was born lune 7, 1870, in Towanda, 
Pennsylvania. He received his education in 
the public schools of Elmira, New York, and 
on coming to manhood entered the employ 
of the Elmira Water Works, of which he was 
secretary at the time of the change of man- 
agement, or at time the plant changed owners, 
and since then had been retired from mercan- 
tile and manufacturing pursuits, and deals in 
real estate and the management of his own 
property. He is a Republican, and has never 
held any office. He is a member of the Sons 
of the Revolution. He married Cora, daugh- 
ter of Alonzo A. and Eliza (Young) West, of 
Elmira. Children: i. George Maxwell Jr., 
born in Elmira, January 9. 1901. 2. John Mc- 
Quhae, born June 7, 1904, died June 5, 1905. 

The surname Sawyer was 

S.\\\'YER spelled more commonly Sayer 
in Orange county, New York, 
and that spelling as well as Sawyer, has sur- 
vived to the present day. Sometimes the name 
was spelled Sayre and Sayres and some writ- 
ers state that it is the same as Sears, but it 
is likely that Sawyer was the original deriva- 
tion from the trade name of the progenitor. 
The hneage here given rests upon genealogical 
matter in various Orange county histories. 

(I) Thomas Sawyer or Sayer. came with 
two brothers. Joseph and James, from Wales 
to America and settled early in New Jersey. 
Thomas Sawyer, of Elizabethtown. New Jer- 
sey, by deed dated 1704, bought of Benjamin 
Parkhurst six acres of land in Orange county. 
near Goshen. This land was lately owned by 
\Vaher H. .Sawyer, a descendant. 

(U) Joseph Sawyer or Sayer. son of 
Thomas Sawyer or Sayer, was one of the first 
settlers in Orange county. New York. He 
had sons : James, mentioned below ; John, Dan- 
iel, Jonathan. 

nil) James Sawyer or Sayer, son of Jo- 
seph Sawyer or Sayer. was born in 1731, 
died in 1821. He owned four hundred acres 
in the south part of Goshen on the main road 
from Chester to Florida, then in the wilder- 
ness. He built the central part of the house 
now- standing. Major James Sawyer lived near 
Goshen in the Drowned Land district, and 
at the time of the revolution owned a farm 
there. He was a captain in Colonel \\'illiam 

Allison's regiment, February 6, 1776. and was 
subsequently appointed quartermaster with the 
rank of major, February 28, 1776, and again 
commissioned February 28, 1778. He was 
with his regiment in the Minisink campaign, 
when according to family tradition he was 
wounded in battle. He also took part in the 
engagements at Forts Clinton and .Montgom- 
ery, October 7. 1777, and in the latter fight, 
his son. James Jr., was taken prisoner and 
never returned, dying in captivity. From De- 
cember, 1776, to April, 1778, the regiment 
was called into service twelve times and was 
two hundred and ninety-two days in the field. 
James Sawyer married Elizabeth Pjradner 
and had children: James Jr.. Benjamin, 
Moses, Alathew, Sarah. Temperance. The 
history of Orange county mentions a P»enja- 
min Sawyer who resided near Carpenter's 
Point on the Delaware and kept an inn and 
the ferry ; removed to Goshen near Drowned 
Lands and bought a farm later owned by his 
son. This Benjamin, probably .son of James, 
had sons John, Moses, (ieneral Calvin G.. 
born in 1796, and Franklin. .According to the 
census of 1790, Benjamin Saw\er was the 
only head of family at Goshen, having two 
males over sixteen, one under that age and 
four females in his family. In the adjacent 
town of New- Cornwall, James Sawyer had 
two males over sixteen, four under that age, 
two females, three slaves, and one other per- 
son in his family. There was a Moses .Saw- 
yer at ("iranville. Washington county, having 
four females in his family. 

(IV) Moses, .son of Major James Sawyer, 
was born in Orange county, New^ York. He 
married Eleanor Holly or Hawley. Children 
born near Goshen : Elizabeth, married George 

Jackson ; James ; Mary, married Cav- 

anaugh ; Sally, married James Post : Ellen, 

married John Smith : Harriet, married 

Thomas: Samuel: Benjamin, mentioned be- 
low ; John L. ; Andrew : Charlotte, married 

(V) Benjamin, son of Moses Sawyer, was 
born July 8. 1800. in the Drowned Lands dis- 
trict near Goshen. New York, died in W^aver- 
ly. New York, February 12. 1864. In 18^4 
he came to the town of Barton. Tioga county. 
New York, from Orange countv, carting his 
goods over the rough roads. He located on 
Talmadge Hill, where he resided for a num- 
ber of years. He followed farming and lum- 
bering in partnership with hi'; brother. John 



L. Sawver. Sul)sc(|uentl_\- he moved to I'ac- 
toryville, now I'^ast \\a\erly, New \ork. lie 
was an active and jircniiinent iiiembef of llie 
First Presbyterian Linircli of \\'averl\- frcjin 
the time of its orgam/atii in and was lor many 
years an elder. 

He married (first) h'ebruary 2O, 1825. Mli/.a- 
beth Johnston, horn December 18, i8o_'. m 
Orange county, New Sdrk, died January lO, 
1858, in Waverly. lie married (second) 
]\Iary Wilbur. Children, all by first wife: 
Charles H., mentioned below; Moses E., born 
September 1, 1829, died August 31, 1901 ; 
William A., October 17, 1831, died October 
27,. 1904; Rachel Ann, .April 13, 1834, died 
young; James Al., .March 17, 1837, <^'^^ l^eh- 
ruary 12, 1877; Elizabeth, September 28, 1840, 
married Amasa Finch, of \Vaverly, and had 
one daughter. Mary E. Much. 

(\'I) Charles Halstead, son of Benjamin 
Sawyer, was born in ( )range county, near 
Goshen. July 2J, 1827, died in Waverly, April 
16, 1892. He came to the town of Barton 
with his parents in earl}- childhood and was 
educated in the common schools there. He 
followed farming near Waverly. and was in- 
terested in a general business activity. He 
was active in religious work, an elder of the 
Presbyterian church for thirty \ears. He was 
a leading citizen of the town. He married. 
( )ctober 4, 1853. Alarthn W. Hanna, born July 
19, 1831, in Barton, died July 12. igo6. daugh- 
ter of George W. and Catherine ( Wentz ) 
Hanna, granddaughter of John and Margaret 
(McCauly) Hanna. They had one son, I'red 
.\ndrew, mentioned beUnv. 

(A'H) Fred Andrew, son of Charles Hal- 
stead Sawyer, was born in Barton. Tioga 
county. New York, October 2;^, i860. He 
attended the public schools and the Waverly 
high school. He started upon his business 
career in 1875 in the Citizens Bank, founded 
the year before by J- Theodore Sawyer. He 
was connected with the bank as early as 
1875. but became bookkeeper. September 19. 
1879. He was promoted assistant cashier, 
then cashier, and since January, 191 1, he has 
been president of the hank, succeeding Hon. 
J. Theodore Sawyer after his death. Pie is 
also a director of the bank and of the Waverly 
\\'ater Company, and director and treasurer 
of the Loomis Opera Company. He has been 
active in public affairs, and for six years whs 
a member of the beard of education and for 
two years president. He was also treasurer 

of the incorporated village for several years. 
I'or the ten years he has been one of 
the trustees of the Presi.iyterian church. He 
lias also taken a keen interest in the Volun- 
teer I'ire Department of the village, and has 
iie>ii_ its chief engineer, i le is a member of 
the Tioga Flose Company, in which he has 
held in succession the various offices. In pcjli- 
tics he is a Republican. In addition to his 
other business interests he takes jjleasure and 
profit in cultivating the farm up(Hi which he 
was born. 

He married, .August 19, 1885, Mary Stone 
Moore, born September 5. 1864, in VVaverlv, 
daughter of William F. and Sarah (Stone) 
Moore (see AJoore IX). They have one son, 
Harold Moore, born .\pril 15, 1890, graduate 
of the Waverly high school, class of 1906, 
and of Cornell University, class of 191 1. with 
the degree of mechanical engineer: now with 
the Scranton I^lectrical Company of Scrantnn. 

(Hie .\lnore Line I. 

(I) Thomas .Moore was born in England 
before 1600. died before 1636. He married 

.Ann and among their children had a 

daughter Mary, married Joseph Grafton, of 
Salem, Massachusetts: Thomas, mentioned he- 

(II) Thomas (2). son of Thomas (i) 
-Moore, was born in 1615, died in 1691. He 
married (first) Martha, daughter of Rev. 
Christopher Youngs, who was the founder of 
Southold, Island, and sometimes called 
John in its records. He married (second) 
Catherine We.scott. Children, all by wife : 
.Martha, married Captain John Seaman: Han- 
nah, married a Mr. Lyman; Elizabeth, mar- 
ried a Mr. Grover; Sarah, married Samuel 
Glover; Thomas; Nathaniel, married Sarah 
\'ail ; Benjamin ; Jonathan. 

(HI) Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2) 
Moore, was born October 21, 1639, died in 

171 1. He married Mary . and among 

their children was Thomas, mentioned below. 

(I\') Thomas (4). son of Thomas (3) 
Moore, was born in January. 1663, died Decem- 
ber 30, 1738. He married Jane Mott. and 
lived at Southold. Long Island. Children : 
Nathaniel. Elisa. Martha, married John Peck : 
David, mentioned below. 

(Y) David, son of Thomas (4) Moore, was 
born at Southold. Pons;- Island. November 2;. 
1713. He married Hepzibah Wilmot, born 



April 6, 1715. They settled near Aiiddletovvn, 
Orange county, New York. Children: David, 
mentioned below; Hepzibah, born December 
12, 1736, married a Mr. Case; Mary, July 7, 
1739. married a Mr. Reeves, died August 6, 
1811 ; Beulah, October 2, 1741, married a Mr. 
Everet, died July 30, 1807; Deborah, January 
17, 1744, married a Mr. Everet; Wilmot, 
May 28, 1746; John, October 26, 1748; Dan- 
iel, August 26, 1751 ; Walters, November 4, 
1754, died May 6, 1768. 

{\'l) David (2), son of David (i) Moore, 
was born December 9, 1734, in Orange county. 
New York. He was on the committee of 
safety during the revolution, and his descend- 
ants are entitled to membership in the Sons 
and Daughters of the American Revolution. 
He married and had children: i. William, 
born February 28, 1766; married (.first) Mar- 
tha Smith, died December 28, 1843; rnarried 
(second) Mary (Green) Chapman, daughter 
of Daniel Green. 2. David, born January 21. 
1768, died January 28, 1812. 3. VVilmot, men- 
tioned below. 4. Eunice, born November 20, 
1771, died June 16. 1774. 5. Mary, August 31. 
1773, died May 9, 1843; married Israel Wick- 
ham, July 2, 1793. 6. Lydia, born April 7, 
1775, died November 20, 1848; married John 
Smith, October 21, 1791. 7. Walters, born 
April 29. 1777, died December 23, 1853; mar- 
ried, December 25, 1805. Dolly McCurre. 8. 
Phoebe, born December 25, 1780, died Novem- 
ber 2, 1801. 

(VH) Wilmot, son of David (2) Moore, 
was born December 2, 1769, died May 6. 
1828. He married Azubah Knapp, born De- 
cember 12, 1772, died in February, 1866. 
Children: i. Major Benjamin, born October 
I, 1792, died September 2, 1832; married Ann 
Fullerton. 2. Sally, born September 20, 1794; 
married Lebbius L. Vail ; died September 9. 
1875. 3. Tusten, mentioned below. 4. Eunice. 
born February 27, 1800, died about 1865; 
married Oliver H. Vail, born November 10, 
1797, died February 8. 1856. 5. Harriet, born 
June 9, 1803, died July 5, 1857; married, 1823, 
Bedford M. Bennett.' died 1835. 6. Abigail, 
born January 16. 1806, died 1891 ; married 
D. S. Dunning, died 1874. 7. I.ewis, born 
December 15. 1808, died May 14, 1878: mar- 
ried. 1829, Ann Haight. 8. Emmet, born May 
24. t8ii. died 1897; married Harriet L. Dol- 
sen. March 24, 1835. 

(Vnil Tusten, son of Wilmot Moore, was 
born January 29. 1797, at Middletown, New 

York, died April 26, 1864, at Unionville, New- 
York. He married Amelia Murray, born Sep- 
tember II, 1802, died September 12. 1882. Chil- 
dren: I. Charles B., born November 14, 1824, 
died March 5, 1892; married Louise E. Cour- 
sen, December 28, 1844. 2. Hiram M., born 
September 23, 182 — , died March 21, 1864; 
married Fannie Smith, September 3, 1849. 
3. Mary A., born April 6, 1826, died October 
2, 1909; married Lewis L. Smith, November 
28, 1842. 4. William Emmet, mentioned be- 

(IX) William Emmet, son of Tusten Moore, 
was born at Franklin, Delaware county, New 
York, February 20, 1828, now living in Wav- 
erly. New York. He married Sarah (Stone) 
Hotchkiss, born September 14, 1829, died Jan- 
uary 23, igii, daughter of Luther and Mary 
(Rounds) Stone. Their only child, Mary 
Stone, married Fred Andrew Sawyer (see 
Sawyer VII). 

(V) John L. Sawyer, son of 
SAWYER Moses Sawyer (q. v.), was 
born in Orange county, New 
York, near Goshen, February 9, i8ii, died at 
Waverly, May 31, 1871. With his brothers, 
Benjamin and Samuel, he settled among the 
first in what was afterward the town of Bar- 
ton, Tioga county. New York. These pio- 
neers chose the hill lands for their farms, be- 
cause of the superior timber there. After the 
Erie railroad was built in 1849 ^^ located in 
the village of Waverly, and was closely iden- 
tified with its development and growth dur- 
ing the remainder of his life. For many 
years he represented the town in the board 
of supervisors. He married Julina Smith, horn 
.April 13, 1813. died in Waverly, March 18. 
1891, daughter of Joseph Smith. Children: 
Henry Merriam, born October 4, 1832. died 
February 20, 1858; Joseph Theodore, men- 
tioned below. 

(VI) Joseph Theodore, son of John L. 
Sawyer, was born on Talmadge Hill in the 
town of Barton, Tioga county. New York, Oc- 
tober 8. 1834, died in Waverly, December 16, 
1910. He attended the public schools and 
was a student for two years at the Farmers' 
Hall Academy at Goshen. As a boy and 
young man he worked on his father's farm 
and engaged in lumbering. In partnership 
with his father he bought timber lands in Can- 
ada, and owned and operated a large plan- 
inn; mill and sash and door factorv at the cor- 



ner of Peniib} Ivania avenue and Erie street 
in \\ averly. He was financially interested also 
in the development of the oil lands in the 
Bradford district of Pennsylvania, in part- 
nership with his father and Ten Kyk DePtiy, 
he was the fottnder of the banking house of 
J. T. Sawyer & Company. The business was 
established in the store at the corner of Broad 
and Fulton streets, afterwards occupied by 
PI. AP Ferguson & Company. The business 
was sold about 1871 on account of the ill 
health of Mr. Sawyer. In 1874, after return- 
ing from a trip abroad, he organized the Citi- 
zens' Bank, of which he became president, 
and continued in office to the time of his 
death. The larger part of his time was de- 
voted to this business, thirty-six years, and 
he built up one of the most substantial and 
prosperous state banks in this section of the 
country. He was well known and highly 
esteemed among the bankers of the state and 
served on the committee which organized the 
present New \'ork State Bankers' Associa- 

Mr. Sawyer also gave his time and suf)- 
purt to various other enterprises and projects. 
In the seventies he was one of those who 
realized most keenly the need of a municipal 
water supply, and for a long time, in private 
conversation and in public meetings, he ad\o- 
cated the building of water works. The voters 
of the village were not persuaded, however, 
and in 1877, when further delay seemed un- 
wise, he co-operated with other citizens in 
forming the \\'averly Water Works Company, 
of which he was president and treasurer to 
the time of his death. The work of construc- 
tion began in August, 1880, and from that 
time he gave his personal attention to the 
construction and operation of the system. 
Pargely through his energy and good sense 
the water works were built and brought to 
the present state of efficiency. For a num- 
ber of years he was director and treasurer of 
the Loomis Opera House Company and treas- 
urer of the Cayuta Land Company. He was 
also a member of the Newtown Battle Chap- 
ter, Sons of the American Revolution of El- 
mira. New York, a society in which he was 
greatly interested, and was member of Em- 
pire State Society, Sons of the American Revo- 
lution of Waverly. 

For many years Mr. Sawyer was active 
in public affairs in the town and county. He 
served as trustee of the incorporated village 

lor several terms and was president of the 
village. For a number of terms he was super- 
visor of the town and of large influence in 
the board of supervisors. He was a member 
of the first board of education of Waverly 
under the present school system. During the 
years 1878-79 he represented Tioga county 
in the assembly at Albany and served as tern- , 
porary chairman of that body at the first 
session held in the new capitol. -Mr. Sawyer 
introduced and secured the enactment of the 
law regulating the election of school trustee^. 
A short time after he returned from the legis- 
lature, Mr. Sawyer was offered the position of 
superintendent of banks, but he declined this 
flattering ofTer on account of the demands 
of his own business. In politics he was a 

In charitable matters Air. Sawyer was al- 
ways generous, though often his benefactions 
were tmknown even to the recipients. He con- 
tributed liberall)- to the Baptist church of 

He traveled extensively in his own 
country and abroad, visiting Alaska, the West 
Indies, South America, Mexico, Egypt and 
the principal European countries. He was a 
shrewd observer and upon his return gave 
numerous talks on his travels. He was a 
prime mover in erecting the Sullivan monu- 
ment at Lowman. At the time of his death 
the Free Press said of him : "In the death 
of Hon. J. T. Sawyer, \\'averly loses one who 
has for nearly half a century been one of her 
most prominent business men, one who has 
ever been interested in the progress and de- 
velopment of the village and one whose hon- 
esty and integrity has never been questioned. 
* * * It is hard to estimate the value for 
good of such a man in the community. His 
great loss will be felt, not only by his family 
and intimate associates, but by the entire com- 
munity, for he was a man of high ideals and 
of the strictest integrity. Waverly has lost 
one of her best citizens and one of her most 
respected business men." 

He married, at Goshen, Connecticut. Octo- 
ber 24, 1872, Alice Lyman, born at Goshen, 
Connecticut, May 15, 1845, daughter of Moses 
and Mary Ann (Holleyl Lyman (see Ly- 
man). They had one daughter, Ellen Lyman, 
born at Waverly, May 12. 1874: married John 
Floyd Halstead, of Goshen, New York, Jan- 
uary 17, 1912. a prominent young attorney of 



(.The Lyman Line). 

(1) Alfred the Great, King of England, 
married Ethelbirth, daughter of Earl Ethel- 

( II ) Edward the l-Ilder was King of Eng- 
land. ' 

(ill) Edgina, daughter of Edward, married 
Henry de \ ermandois. 

(IV) Hubart was Count de Permandois. 

(\") Adela, daughter of Hubart, marned 
Hugh Magnus, fifth Count de N'ermandois. and 
son of Henry L. King of France. 

(\'I) Isabel, daughter of Hugh, married 
Robert. Earl of Alillent and Leicester. 

(\'II) Robert was second Earl of Leices- 

(X'llI) Robert, his son. was third Earl of 

(IX) Margaret, daughter of Robert, mar- 
ried Saier de Ouincy. 

( X ) Roger was Earl of Winchester. 

(XI) Elizabeth, daughter of Roger, mar- 
ried Alexander Comyn. 

iXII) .\gnes, daughter of Alexander, mar- 
ried (iilbert de Lmfraviile. 

(XIII) Gilbert de L'mfraville was an infant 
at the death of his father and was made a 
ward of Simon de Mountford, Earl of Leices- 
ter. He was the Earl of Angus, and died in 
1307. He married ^latilda. Countess of .An- 
gus, a lineal descendant of Malcolm III.. King 
of Scotland. Three of Malcolm's sons suc- 
ceeded to the throne. 

(XI\') Robert de L'mfraville, second son 
of Gilbert, had livery of his lands. He was 
one of the governors of .Scotland and was a 
member of Parliament under Edward II., un- 
til the eighteenth year of his reign, when he 
died. He w-as the second Earl of .Angus. 

( X\' ) Sir Thomas de Umfraville. son of 
Robert, was heir to his half-brother Gilbert, 
and lived at Harbottle. He married Joan, 
daughter of Lord Rodam. 

(X\'I) Sir Thomas de L'mfraville was sec- 
ond son and heir to his brother Sir Robert, 
and was living at the time of Henry R'. at 
Kyne. Children : Gilbert, a famous soldier 
in the French wars at the time of Henry I\". 
and \'.. slain with Thomas. Duke of Clarence, 
and others ; Joanna, mentioned below. 

(X\TI) Joanna, daughter of Sir Thomas. 
married Sir ^^'illiam Lambert, son of .Man 

(XVIIT) Robert Lambert, of Owllon. was 
his son. 

(XIX) Henry Lambert, Esq., of Ungar, 
county Essex, was living in the twent\-tiith 
year of the reign of Henry \ I. 

(XX) Elizabeth, daughter of Henry, mar- 
ried Thomas Lyman, of Xavistoke. 

(XXI) Henry Lyman, of Xavistoke. was 
his son. 

(XXII)John, son of Henry Lyman, lived 
at 1 ligh Ungar. 

( XxIII) Henry, .son of John Lyman, lived 

at iligh Ongar. He married Elizabeth 

and had nine children. 

( XXI\') Richard, son of Henry Lyman, was 
born at High Ongar, county Essex, England, 
and baptized October 30, 1580. In 1629 he 
sold to John Gower lands and orchards and 
a garden in Norton Mandeville, in the parish 
of Ongar. and in .August, 1631, embarked 
with his wife and five children on the ship 
"Lyon," for New England. They landed at 
Boston and Richard Lyman settled first at 
Charlestown, and with his wife united with 
the church of which Eliot, the Indian Apostle, 
was pastor. He was admitted a freeman, 
June II, 1635, and in October of the same 
year, joining a party of about a hundred per- 
sons, w^ent to Connecticut and became one of 
the first settlers of Hartford, where he was 
one of the original proprietors in 1636. re- 
ceiving thirtv parts of the purchase from the 
Indians. His house was on the south side 
of what is now Buckingham street, the fifth 
lot from Main street, west of the South 
Church. His will was dated April 22. i6jo. 
and proved January 2", 1642. together with 
that of his wife, who died soon after he died. 
He died in 1640. His name is inscribed on 
a stone column in the rear of the Centre 
Church of Hartford, erected in memory of the 
first settlers of the city. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Roger Os- 
borne, of Halstead. county Kent, England. 
Children : William, buried at High Ongar. .\u- 
gust 28. 1615: Phillis. baptized September 12, 
161 1 : Richard, baptized July 18, 1613, died 
young: William, baptized September 8. 1616: 
Richard, baptized February 24, 1617: Sarah, 
baptized February 6, 1620: .Anne, baptized 
April 12. 1 62 1, died young: John, mentioned 
below: Robert, born September. 1629. 

(XXV) Lieutenant John Lyman, son of 
Richard Lyman, was born in High Ongar. 
England, and baptized in 1623. He came to 
Xew England with* his parents and married 
Dorcas, daughter of John Plumb, of Bran- 


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ford, Connecticut. Soon afterwards, in i()54. 
he removed to Northampton, Alassachu.'^etts, 
where he hved the remainder of his Ufe. He 
was in command of the Northampton sol- 
diers in the P'alls fight ahove Deerfield, May 
18, 1676. The American House, which was 
burned about 1870, stood in front of his house 
lot. He died August 20, 1690, aged sixty- 
seven years, and his gravestone is still stand- 
ing. Children : Elizabeth, born at Branford, 
November 6, 1655 ; Sarah, at Northampton, 
November ii, 1658; Lieutenant John. .August 
], 1660; Moses, mentioned below; Doroth}-, 
June 8. 1665; Mary, January 2, 1668; Experi- 
ence, January 8, 1670. died young; Josejih, 
February 17, 1671, died 1692; Benjamin, Au- 
gust, 1674; Caleb, September 2, 1678. 

(XX\'I) Moses, son of Lieutenant John Ly- 
man, was born in Northampton. Massachu- 
setts. February 20. 1662-63. "i'^d February 25, 

1701. He married .\nn , said to have 

been from Long Island. His widow married 
(second) Jonathan Rust. Children: Ann, 
born .\pril 3. 1686. died young; ]Moses, men- 
tioned below; Hannah, April 2, 1692, died 
young; Martha. June 5. 1694. died young: 
Martha. September. 1695; Bethia. .April 23, 
1698; Sarah, January 20. 1700. died xoung : 
Elias, February, 1701, died young. 

(XX\'n) Captain Moses L}'man. son i)f 
Moses Lyman, was born February 2";. i68g. 
died March 4, 1762. He married, December 13. 

1712. Mindwell Sheldon, who died May 2-^,. 
1780, aged eighty-eight. Children: Deacon 
Moses, mentioned below ; Elias, born Septem- 
ber 30, 1715: Theodosia, 1717, died young; 
Phebe, August 20. 1719; Noah. ;\Iay 25. 1722; 
Rev. Isaac. February 23, 1725; Simeon: Han- 
nah, ■March 31, 1731 ; Seth, lived in New 
York state; Job, born September 21. 1734. 
was graduated from Y'ale College in 1756. 

(XX\'III) Deacon ]Moses Lyman, son of 
Captain Moses Lyman, was born October 2, 

1 713, died January 6, 1768. He removed to 
Goshen in the fall of 1739 and built a log 
house. Afterward he built a frame house and 
later the brick house occupied by his son 
Moses and grandson Moses. The homestead 
was on Town Hill. He was tax collector and 
treasurer of Guilford in 1739, tithingman in 
1743. grand juror in 1744, member of a com- 
mittee to settle with the new minister in 
1746. elected deacon in 1759 and .served until 
he died. He was for many years a magistrate 
and he represented Guilford in the Lreneral 

as.senibly for fourteen session^, lie was an 
exemplary citizen, religious, industrious, lib- 
eral in charity, of sound judgment and a peace- 
maker in the community. He married, March 
24, 1742, Sarah I lay den, born September 17, 
1716, died at Go.shen, August 27, 1808. Chil- 
dren, born at tjoshen : Colonel Moses, men- 
tioned below ; Sarah, September 29, 1744, mar- 
ried Rev. Daniel Collins; Anne, March i, 
1746; Samuel, January 25. 1749; Hannah, 
June 25, 1751; Esther, September 16, 1754: 
Phebe, December 29, 1756. 

( XXIX) Colonel Moses Lyman, son of Dea- 
con Moses Lyman, was born at Guilford, 
March 20, 1743, died there September 29, 
1821;. He was in the militia at an early age 
and held every office from corporal to colonel 
in succession. During the revolution he was 
frequently in the army. He was present at 
the surrender of Burgoyne. He was com- 
mander of troops, October 7, 1777, detailed to 
watch Burgoyne, and was the first to inform 
(ieneral Gates that the British camp was de- 
serted. In acknowledgment of his service he 
\\ as given the duty of conveying to Washing- 
ton in person the intelligence of the victory 
at -Saratoga. He had command of the guard 
(iver Major Andre during his imprisonment. 
He held many town offices. He lived on the 
homestead and followed farming. He mar- 
ried ( first ) Ruth, daughter of William Col- 
lins, of Guilford. She died June 8, 1775, and 
his mother cared for the children for twelve 
years. He married (second) the widow of 
Jesse Judd, daughter of Captain Jonathan 
Buell. of Goshen. She died October 7. 1835. 
Children by first wife, born in Goshen : ]\Ioses. 
mentioned below: Daniel. June 11. 1769: Sam- 
uel, July 23. 1770; Erastus. November i. 
'^77'i- Children by second wife: INTary. June 
2-j, 1787; Darius, July 19, 1789. 

(XXX) Colonel Moses Lyman, son of Col- 
onel Moses Lyman, was born at Goshen, .\pril 
16, 1768, died there May 22, 1844. He was 
one of the foremost citizens, of old school 
manners and superior abilities. He w^as in 
partnership with Elihu Lewis, of Goshen, from 
1793 to 1797, and afterward with his brother. 
Erastus Lyman, until 1827, when they dis- 
solved the firm, and afterward each partner 
cultivated his own farm. He was honored 
with nearly all the town offices and represented 
Goshen manv years in the general assembly. 
He was also a magistrate. He married, Janu- 
ary 21. 1796. Elizabeth, daughter of Ira Buell. 


of Milton Society, Lilchlicld. Children: Lu- 
cretia, born February 13, 1801, married, Janu- 
ary 18, 1826, Caleb Day, of Catskill, IMew 
York; Aloses, mentioned below. 

(XXXl) Moses Lyman, son of Colonel 
Moses Lyman, was born at Goshen, October 
I, 1810. He was a merchant and manufac- 
turer at Goshen. He married. May 0, 1834, 
Mary Ann Holley, of Salisbury, Connecticut. 
Children: 1. Moses, born at Goshen, August 
20, 1836; married, December 31, 1863, Ellen 
A., daughter of Edwin A. Douglass, of Mauch 
Chunk, at Windsor Locks, Connecticut; lived 
at Waverly; he graduated from Brown Uni- 
versity in 1858, served in the civil war in 
the Fifteenth Vermont Regiment, 1862-63; 
children: Moses, born July 17, 1865, who is 
entitled to membership in the Society of the 
Cincinnati; Isabel, March 2, 1867; Harriet 
Deyton, July 2-], 1870. 2. Mary, born Au- 
gust 15, 1839; married Philip Wells, of Brat- 
tleboro, Vermont, and lives at Amenia, New- 
York. 3. Alice, born May 15, 1845; married 
Joseph Theodore Sawyer (see Sawyer VI,). 
4. Richard, born June 27, 1848, died December 
24. 1851. 5. Holley Porter, January 22, 1855. 
died December 5, 1865, from injuries from a 
fall from his horse. 

The emigrant ancestor of the 
15REWER Brewer generations, settling in 

Boston, Roxbury, and Spring- 
field, Massachusetts, came to New England in 
1624. In 1642 a Thomas Brewer was of Ips- 
wich, and in 1652 a Thomas Brewer of Lynn, 
Massachusetts, married Elizabeth Graves. 
This may have been the same Thomas whom 
Hinman says "perhaps" a brother of Daniel 
Brewer (ist). Me that as it may, Thomas 
Brewer, of Lynn, Massachusetts, the ancestor 
of the branch herein recorded, married, De- 
cember 4, 1652, Elizabeth Graves. Children : 
Mary Rebecca ; Mary ; Thomas ; Crispus, "by 
vote of the town had leave to sit in the pulpit 
on Sundays" ; and John. 

(IF) Thomas (2), .son of Thomas (i) and 
Elizabeth (Graves) Brewer, was living in 
Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1672. being then four- 
teen years of age, which would make his birlh 
year 1658. He removed from Massachsetts 
to Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he mar- 
ried Sarah , July 13, 1682. Children: 

Mary, born July 28, 1684: Thomas, February 
17. 1687; Hezekiah, February 23, i6go; Sarah, 
December 9. 1692: Joseph, March 20, t6o=;: 

Benjamin, August 13, 1697; Daniel, March 
25, i(xj9; Lydia, July 2-j, 1701; "Aome" or 
"Naomi," September 28, 1703; Alexander, of 
lurther mention. 

(III) Alexander, youngest child of Thomas 
(2j and Sarah Brewer, was born in Glaston- 
bury, Connecticut, October 5, 1706. He con- 
tinued his residence there throughout life, he 

married Thankful . Children : Thomas, 

Hezekiah, Joseph, Benjamin, Daniel, of whom 
further ; Alary, Sarah Goodale, Lydia Love- 
land, and Amy Porter. "Alexander Brewer 
died 1750, and left a widow Thankful." 

(IV) Daniel, son of Alexander and Thank- 
ful Brewer, was born in Glastonbury, Connec- 
ticut, 1738: died November 4, 1823. He re- 
sided at Hartford and East Hartford, Con- 
necticut: married Sarah , born 1737; 

died October 10, 181 1. 

(\ ) Joseph, son of Daniel and Sarah 
Brewer, was born in Connecticut, near Hart- 
ford. March 27, 1783; died in Cortland, New 
York, July 8, 1846. He was the founder of 
the family in Cortland, where he settled in 
the year 1820. He was well versed in all 
the details of factory and mill machinery, 
having worked along that line in New Eng- 
land. In Cortland he was in charge of mills 
manufacturing paper. This enterprise was 
started by Nelsoii Spencer, of Hartford, Con- 
necticut, who purchased the ground at Port 
Watson, in the town of Cortlandville, erected 
the buildings, and founded a large business. 
It was probably through his previous acquaint- 
ance with Mr. Spencer in Hartford that Jo- 
seph Brewer was induced to remove to Cort- 
land and take charge of the paper plant. The 
mill passed into other hands in 1832, when 
Spencer failed, and was sold and resold until 
in 1 88 1 it was purchased by Cooper Brothers 
and converted into a foundry and machine 
shop. Joseph Brewer married, in Connecticut, 
March 30, 1808, Jemima, born Januarv 6, 
1 78 1, died August 26, 1834, daughter of Tim- 
othy Forbes. Children : Henry, of w-hom fur- 
ther: Huldah, born December 29, 1810: Sarah, 
November 13, 1812: Horace, August 13, 1816. 
died December it. t88i ; Mary, born Septem- 
ber 16. 1818: Stephen. January 13,- 1822. 

(VI) Henry, eldest son of Joseph and Je- 
mima (Forbes) Brewer, was born at East 
Hartford. Connecticut, April 23, T809: died 
at Cortland, New York, August 13. i8<)i. 
He was educated in the schools of East Hart- 
ford and Cortland, coming to the latter town 


with hi^ lather in 1820, being tlien eleven years 
of age. He commenced work in the paper 
mills where his father was superintendent, and 
later learned the harness maker's trade and in 
1834 established shops in Cortland, continuing 
in business there until about i88i, when he 
retired from active business. He was a cap- 
able man of affairs and prospered. He was 
a well known, highly respected citizen of Cort- 
land, where his busy life was spent. He held 
various positions of trust and honor in the 
town, among them being charter trustee of the 
State Normal School, trustee of Cortland 
Academy, and trustee of Cortland Rural Ceme- 
tery. In religious faith and connection he was 
a Presbyterian, and guided his life in strict 
accordance with his religious profession. In 
political faith he w-as a Democrat. He mar- 
ried, June 4, 1839, ;Mary A. Lee. of Lyme, 
Connecticut, born August 14, 1814. died in 
Cortland, May 9, 1880; daughter of Richard 
Lee of Lyme, Connecticut. Children : Henry 
Lee, born April 27. 1840, died October 7, 
1875; Charles Forbes, born November 28, 
1842, died April 8, 1859: Richard Wells, born 
January 20. 1848. died September i, 1865 ■. 
Joseph, born July 4, 1849. died March 15. 
1854; Edward Hill, of whom further. 

( VII) Edward Hill, youngest son of Henry 
and INIary A. (Lee) Brewer, was born in 
Cortland, New York, September 5, 18^1. He 
was educated in the village schools, finishing 
at the Cortland State Normal School. He 
learned his father's trade, and for several 
years was associated with him in business, and 
then started a small shop for the manufacture 
of carriage trimmings. In 1884 he founded 
the Cortland Carriage Goods Company, of 
Cortland, under the firm name of E, H. 
Brewer & Company, incorporated under the 
present name in 1897. Mr. Brewer has al- 
ways given his personal attention to the busi- 
ness both as the head of the orieinal firm 
and as the first and only president of the cor- 
poration. His energy and executive ability 
have carried him from the small shop to his 
present position as head and principal owner 
of one of the largest and most important con- 
cerns in the United States, manufacturing car- 
riage and automobile hardware and trimmings. 
The plant in Cortland has a capacitv for the 
manufacture of the equipment for fifteen hun- 
dred top-buggies daily, in addition to a great 
quantity of carriage and automobile equip- 
ment. ]\Ir. Brewer is one of Cortland's most 

public spirited citizens, and is interested in 
other important activities in the city and else- 
where. He is vice-president and director of 
the Crandall & Stone Company of JJingham- 
ton, New York; vice-president and director 
of the Cortland b'orging Company ; vice-presi- 
dent of the Cortland Co. Traction Co. ; direc- 
tor of the National ISank of Cortland; also 
of the Second National Bank of Cortland; a 
trustee of Rollins College, Winter Park, Flor- 
ida ; president and director of the Cortland 
County Hospital, which owes much to his en- 
ergetic efforts. He is a member of the Pres- 
byterian church, and a Republican in politics. 
He married, October 16, 1878, Eda Aroa, 
daughter of Morris and Phcebe Strong (Pom- 
eroy) Ainslie, of Onondaga Valley, New York. 
Children : i. Mabel Aroa, born August 2, 1879; 
graduated from Smith College, class of 1901 ; 
married, October 28, 1908, Dr. R. Paul Hig- 
gins. of Cortland ; child : Elizabeth, born Sep- 
tember 21, 1910. 2. Henry, born January 31, 
1882; died January 29, 1883. 3. Edward .Ains- 
lie, born January 29, 1883 ; graduated from 
Vale, class of 1907; treasurer of the Crandall 
& Stone Co., of Binghamton, New York ; mar- 
ried Bess Spaulding, of Binghamton, New 
York, June i. 191 1. 4. Robert Lee, born Sep- 
tember ij, 1884; graduated from Yale, class 
of 1907; sales manager of Cortland Carriage 
Goods Company; married, October 13, 1909, 
Sarah Cornelia Marsellus, of Syracuse, New 
York: child: Robert Lee (2), born November 
10. 1910. 5. Eda May, born May 8, 1888; 
graduate of Smith College, class of 191 1. 6. 
Donald Ainslie. born October 22, 1892. 7. 
Lee, born March 30, 1894. 

The name Gardner is 1111- 
GARDNER doubtedly of Latin origin. In 

Latin it is Gordianus. in Ital- 
ian, Gardena, in French, Des Jardine. .\ 
knight, Des Jardine, came into England with 
\\'illiam the Conqueror, and the name has 
been known there from that time. 

(I) George Gardner, immigrant ancestor, 
was born about 1601, in England, and came to 
Rhode Island as early as 1638. That same 
year he was admitted an inhabitant of the 
Island of Aquidneck. In 1639 he was free- 
man, in 1641-42 senior sergeant, in 1644 en- 
sign. In 1660, he with others, was witness 
to a deed given by an Indian to several in- 
habitants of Newport, Rhode Island, of land 
which comprised what is now the city of West- 

NEW" ^'ORK. 

erly, Rhode Island. October 28, 1662, he was 
commissioner from Newport at a court held 
at Warwick, Rhode Island, and in 1675 he 
was juryman. 

He married, between 1641 and 1645, Hero- 
dias, widow of John Hicks. She was born in 
England and her maiden name was Long. 
She declared before the general assembly ot 
Newport that when she was between thirten 
and fourteen years old her father died, and 
she was sent to London, where she married 
privately John Hicks. The marriage took 
place in the under church of Paul's, called St. 
Faith's Church. She then came to New Eng- 
land with her husband and lived for two and 
one-half years at Weymouth, .Massachusetts, 
thence coming to Rhode Island. Soon after 
coming to the latter place she and her hus- 
band quarrelled, and he went away to the 
Dutch, taking with him most of her estate, 
which had been sent her by her mother. Her 
mother and brother both lost their lives and 
money in the service of the King. After her 
desertion by John Hicks, she became the wife 
of George Gardner. Testimony as to her mar- 
riage to the latter was given by Robert Stan- 
ton, who declared that one night at his house 
both of them said before him and his wife 
that they did take one the other as man and 
wife. In May. 1658. two years after the ad- 
vent of Mary Fisher and Ann Austin, who 
were the first missionaries of the society of 
Quakers who landed in the colonies, Herodias 
Gardner, with a small child in her arms, left 
her home in New^port and walked sixty miles 
through the wilderness to Weymouth, Massa- 
chusetts, to deliver her testimony. She was 
arrested and taken before Governor Endicott. 
who addressed her in harsh terms, and com- 
manded that she and her attendant should 
each receive ten lashes on their naked backs. 
While this cruel sentence was being inflicted, 
she held her child, and protected it with her 
arms from the lash of the executioner. After 
the whipping, which was with a threefold 
whip of cords, she was kept for fourteen days 
longer in prison. When her sentence was over 
she knelt down and prayed the Lord to for- 
give them. George Gardner died in Kings- 
town. Rhode Island, 1679. Children: Henony, 
mentioned below ; Henry. George, Nicholas, 
William, Dorcas, Rebecca, married, as his sec- 
ond wife, John Watson. 

flT) Benony, son of George Gardner, died 
in 1 73 1. Tie may have been born about 1647, 

from the fact that in 1727 he gave his age 
in testimony as upwards of ninety. In 1671 
he took the oath of allegiance. In 1679 he, 
with forty-one others, of Narragansett, signed 
a petition to the King, praying that he would 
"put an end to these differences about the 
government thereof, which has been so fatal 
to the prosperity of the place." He married 

Mary , born 1645, died November 16, 

1739, at Portsmouth. Rhode Island. Children: 
Stephen, mentioned below; Nathaniel, died 
1734; William, born 1671 ; Bridget; Isaac, Jan- 
uary 7, 1687-88. 

(III) Stephen, son of Benony Gardner, was 
born at Kingstown, Rhode Island, in 1667, died 
February 9, 1743, at Bozrah, New London 
county, Connecticut, buried in the Gardner 
burying ground. He moved to Norwich, Con- 
necticut, before 1736, though he was in South 
Kingston in 173 J. He owned land at Bozrah, 
Colchester and Montville, Connecticut. He 
bought the Great Pond near Norwich. He 
married, about 1700, Amy Sherman, born Oc- 
tober 25, 1681. Children: I. Amy, born June 
13, 170X ; Lydia, October 10, 1702; Stephen, 
February 24, 1704; Benjamin, mentioned be- 
low ; Peregrine, mentioned below ; Daniel, De- 
cember 14, 1709; Sarah, October 25, 171 1; 
Hannah, May 2, 1713; Mehitable, May 22, 
1715; Abigail, July 9, 1717; David, June 28, 
1720; Jonathan, April 18, 1724. 

(I\') Benjamin, son of Stephen Gardner, 
was born at South Kingston, Rhode Island. 
April 18, 1706, died in Connecticut in 1776. 
In his will dated February 13, 1762, proved 
May 7, 1776, he bequeathed to Content, his 
wife, and to Ezekiel, Simeon, Margaret Cong- 
don, Benjamin. Sherman. Desire and Content, 
his children. His son Benjamin was a soldier 
in the revolution and appears to have been an 
early settler in Ontario county with Peregrine, 
mentioned below. In 1790 Benjamin Gardner 
at Genesee town. Ontario county. New York, 
had three males over si.xteen. one under that 
age and five females in his family. 

(IV) Peregrine, son of Stephen Gardner, 
was born at South Kingston, Rhode Island. 
January 24, 1707. He settled in Montville. 
Connecticut, near Norwich. He married Su- 
sanna, daughter of John and Mary (Hazard) 
Robinson. Children : Stephen, born August i , 
1734; Mary, March 14. 1736; John, May 9, 
1737, married Elizabeth Mumford (he was 
taken prisoner at Wyoming, July 17, 1778, 
loaded with pknider, and when he fell from 



fatigue was tortured to death b)- the Indian 
squaws) ; Peregrine, mentioned below ; Ruth, 
October 25, 1742; Robinson, November 27, 
1743; Hannah, December 10, 1745; W'iUiam, 
August 13, 1747. 

{V ) Peregrine [2), son of Peregrine (1) 
Gardner, was born at iMontviUe, Connecticut, 
March 12, 1739-40. He was a soldier in the 
revolution in the Wyoming \'alley Regiment 
in 1777 when he gave his age as thirty-seven 
years, his height five feet, eleven inches. He 
was called of Wyoming (Pennsylvania) and 
of Plainheld, Connecticut, on the rolls of Cap- 
tain Simeon Spaulding's company, most of 
whose men were originally of Norwich and 
vicinity. He was in Captain Hyde's regiment 
at times from 1777 to 178 1. In 178 1 he was 
called of Westmoreland on the roll of Cap- 
tain Spaulding's company of W'yoming \"al- 
ley. He was in the service in 1782-83, and 
doubtless was at the surrender at Yorktown. 
x-Vccording to the history of Ontario county, 
Benjamin Gardner settled at Canandaigua in 
1789, and one of the first storekeepers was 
Samuel Gardner. 

(\'I) Gardner, son of Benjamin, 

Samuel or Peregrine Gardner, was born prob- 
ably in Connecticut, and settled with his pa- 
rents in Ontario county. New York, before 
1789. Children: John, Malachi, Samuel, 
Charles, mentioned below ; Betsey, Phebe. 

(MI) Charles, son of Gardner, was 

born in Hopewell, New York, about 1819, died 
in 1883. Both Benjamin and Samuel Gardner 
were early settlers in this town. He was a 
miller by trade. He married IMaria Wash- 
burn, born in Hopewell. Ontario county. New 
York, about 1819, died in 1890, daughter of 
Jonathan ^Vashburn. Children: i. Charles, 
lives in Gorham, New York. 2. John, men- 
tioned below. 3. Mary, married Nelson .\n- 
gell, of Hopewell. New York ; children : Adel- 
bert. Lewis and Clarence G. Angell. 

(X'lII) John, son of Charles Gardner, was 
born in Hopewell, Ontario county. New Y'ork, 
April 26, 1854. His education was received in 
the public schools. During his boyhood he 
worked on his father's farm, and he followed 
farming for seven years on his own account. 
Since then he has been a miller. He operated 
a mill for a time at Livonia, New York, and 
for seven years or more at Canandaieua. 
Thence he removed to Baldwinsville, New 
York, and for twenty years was in the milling 
business there. Since 1907 he has had charge 

of llie Wickwirc Roller .Mill.-, at Cortland. In 
politics he is a Democrat, lie is a member 
of the Independent Order of Foresters, lie 
married, October 30, 1879, Ida Trembly, born 
in South Bristol, Ontario county, New York, 
daughter of Isaac and Lydia (Green) Trem- 
bly, granddaughter oi John Treiulily. Lydia 
Green was a daughter of Henry Green, and 
his father, William Green, was a soldier in 
the revolutionary war. Children of John and 
Ida Gardner : 1. John Trembly, mentioned be- 
low. 2. Grace, born April 6, 1883, died June, 
1885. 3. Charles Hovey, born .\pril 13, 1885; 
educated in public schools of lialdwinsville. 
New York, graduated from .Albany Law 
School, was admitted to the bar in 1907, and 
is now in practice with his brother, in law 
firm of J. T. & C. H. Garflner. 4. Lucas 
Smith, born December 18. 1888; is in employ 
of city engineer. 

(IX) John Trembly, son of John Gardner, 
was born in Livonia, Livingston county, New- 
York, July 20, 1880. He attended the Bald- 
winsville public schools, and entered Syracuse 
University, from which he graduated in 1903, 
in the law department. He was admitted to 
the bar the same year, and during the next 
two years was in the employ of the legal de- 
partment of the Delaware, Lackawanna & 
Western Railroad Company. For three years 
he was manager of the Title Insurance Com- 
pany, with offices in Jamaica, New York, and 
at the same time was financially interested in 
a contracting business. Since 1907 he has 
been engaged in the general practice of law 
at Cortland, New York, in partnership with 
his brother, under the firm name of J. T. & 
C. H. Gardner. He is a member of Seneca 
Lodge, No. 160, Free and Accepted Masons, 
of Baldwinsville, and of the Delta Chi frater- 
nity. In religion he is a Methodist, and in 
politics a Republican. 

The name of Woodford is 
^\T)ODFORD of English origin and was 
probably adopted as a pa- 
tronymic by one who lived at a ford in the 
woods. It was prominently identified with 
the first settlement of Massachusetts and Con- 
necticut, and was active in the early settle- 
ment of Central New York. Though not 
numerous in this country, the descendants 
have typified the New England character of 
industry-, thrift and moral progress. 

( T I Thomas Woodford was born in I in- 



colnshire, England, and was among the pio- 
neers at CamDridge, .Massachusetts. He was 
in Ro.xbury in 1632, and ni 1O33 joined the 
party of Rev. Thomas Hooker, which settled 
in Hartford, where he became one of the 
founders. During his stay there he took an 
active part in the affairs of the colony, serv- 
ing at various times as town crier, fence viewer 
and in other offices. He is mentioned among 
the settlers of Springfield in the compact 
of 1636. In 1654 he was one of the proprie- 
tors of Northampton, Massachusetts, setthng 
there in that year, and died March 6, 1667. 
His will, executed April 26, 1665, was proved 
twenty days after his death. He married, 
March 4, 1635, Mary Blott. Children : Han- 
nah, married Samuel Allen ; Joseph, mentioned 
below ; Sarah, married Xehemiah Allen. His 
will also mentions a daughter .Mary. 

(H) Joseph, onlv known son of Thomas 
and Mary ( Blott ) Woodford, was born in 
Hartford, and in i665 settled at Farmington, 
Connecticut, where he acquired a large tract 
of land and died in 1701. His body was liuried 
in what is known as the Cider Brook cemetery. 
He married Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and 
Rebecca (Olmstead) Newell. Children : Mary, 
married Thomas Bird, of Farmington, and 
died in 1723; Rebecca, wife of John Porter; 
Esther, married Samuel Bird, and died in 
1742: Sarah, married Nathan Bird, and died 
in 1750: Hannah, married Thomas .\orth : 
Joseph, mentioned below; Elizabeth, born 
1682, married Nathan Cole, of Newington: 
Susan, wife of Deacon .Anthony Judd ; Abigail, 
born 1685, married Caleb Cole, and died in 

(Ill I Joseph (2), only son of Joseph (i) 
and Rebecca ( Newell ) Woodford, was born 
in 1677, in that part of Farmington, known 
as the Northington Society, now .\von, Con- 
necticut, died in 1760, and was buried in Cider 
Brook cemetery, lie settled in the district 
known as Nod, where he owned a large tract 
of land and engaged in agriculture. He was 
one of the organizers and a prominent mem- 
ber of the Northington Church. He married 
(first) in 1699. Lydia .Smith; (second) in 
.Sim.sbury. February 14, 1743. Widow Sarah 
Garrett, born 1668. died 1769, over one hun- 
dred years old. His first child died an infant 
in 1702. The others were: Lydia. died about 
one year old; Mary died in childhood; Joseph, 
born 1705: Elizabeth, 1707, married Thomas 
Case; ]Mary, 1709, married Isaac North; Re- 

becca, died3oung; Samuel, 1712; Sarah, 1714; 
Rebecca, 1716; John, mentioned below; Su- 
sannah; William, 1722. 

(,i\'j John, third son of Joseph [2) and 
L}dia (,Smithj Woodford, was born in 1718, 
in .Northington, died in 1802 at which lime 
the district was know n as .Avon. He bore the 
military title of captain and was undoubtedly 
a farmer. He married Sarah, daughter of 
Amos and Sarah ( Pettibonej Phelps, born 
June 23, 1729, a descendant of William Phelps, 
the first of the family in this country, bap- 
tized at Tewksbury .Abbey Church, England, 
.August 19, 1599, son of John and Dorothy 
Phelps. Joseph, son of William Phelps, born 
in England in 1629, lived at Dorchester, Alas- 
sachusetts, and Windsor, Connecticut. He 
married (first) September 20, 1660, Hannah, 
daughter of Roger Newton. Joseph (2), son 
of Joseph (I) and Hannah (^Newton) Phelps, 
was born .August 20, 1667, at Windsor, Con- 
necticut, and married (third) Alary, daughter 
of Richard Case. .Amos, son of Joseph ( 2 ) 
and Mary (Case) Phelps, was born in 1708, 
in Simsbury, Connecticut, died June 11, 1777. 
He was a soldier of the revolution, serving 
in the I-'ourth Connecticut Regiment in 1776 
for a period of three months. He married, 
July 1, 1723, Sarah Pettibone, and they were 
the parents of Sarah, wife of John Woodford. 
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Woodford: John, 
born 1744; Roger, 1746; Ezekiel, 1748, died 
1823; Charles, 1751, died 1819; Delightful, 
married a Thompson, died 1855; Bissell, men- 
tioned below; Rosanna, 1757, married Josiah 
Wilcox ; Dorothy, 1758, married Thomas Grid- 
ley ; Levi. 1762; .Amos, 1765. 

( \' ) Bissell. fifth son of John and Sarah 
( Phelps) Woodford, was born 1754, in Farm- 
insrton. Connecticut, died at Candor, New 
\'ork, September 3, 1835. He resided in Con- 
necticut until 1825, when he removed to Can- 
dor to join his children. He was a soldier 
of the revolutionary war and is probably the 
Captain Woodford mentioned in the revolu- 
tionary rolls of that state. He married De- 
lightful Thompson and had children : Cynthia, 
married David Caldwell : Susan, wife of Mat- 
thew Lewis; Chauncey, Romeo, Diadama, Ira, 

(\T) Chauncey. eldest son of Bissell and 
Delightful (Thompson) Woodford, was born 
October 14, 1782. in Farmington, Connecticut, 
died Tune 30, 1856, in Candor, New York. 
He grew up on the home farm in Connecti- 



cut, and settled at Laiidor in his twent) -sec- 
ond year. He was one of the pioneer settlers 
of that town ; he built a log house at \\ est 
Candor, in 1804-05, and later built the large, 
commodious farm house now occupied by his 
grandson, Asahel H. Woodford, at West Can- 
dor. He married, November Ji, 1803. -\anc\, 
daughter of Asa North, of barmington, born 
June 3, 1785, died bebruary 2-, 1866. in Can- 
dor. Children: 1. .\sahel, born July 14, 1804, 
died Ma\- 12, 1849. -■ Emily, .Ma)- 12, 180O: 
married Hiram Smith. 3. Diana, December 
18, i8oy: married Ogden Smith. 4. Louisa 
R., February 19. 1815: married Joseph Mat- 
thews. 5. Elbert C, January 8, 1823; married 
Sarah Dunham and had children: E. Jerome 
and Emma T.. who married C. X. Dav. (>. 
(ieorge, mentioned below. 

(\II) Ceorge, youngest child of Cliaunce\ 
and Xancy (Xorth) Woodford, was b(.)rn 
April 3, 1826, in West Candor, where he 
passed his life and died December 21. iSiji). 
He was born in the house built by his father 
and always lived there. He was a member 
of the state militia in the da\'s before the civil 
war. and during war time he dealt extensivelv 
in agricultural implements. He was a pro- 
gressive, up-to-date and successful farmer. 
The home farm consisted of some one hundred 
and fifty acres, all cleared by his father and 
himself. He married, May 20. 1847. -Mary, 
daughter of William and Hannah (Tracy) 
Loring. born June 24, 1824, in East Spencer. 
Xew York, now living at West Candor. Chil- 
dren : 1. Asahel Horace, mentioned below. 
2. .\delaide Al.. married Charles F. Andrews 
and has a .son George, who married Edna 
Ijush and has a son Luther. 3. Charles 
(■eorge, mentioned below. 

( \Tn ) Asahel Horace, son of George and 
Mary (Loring) Woodford, was born August 
6, 1851, in West Candor, on the farm cleared 
by his grandfather in the early years of the 
last century, and in the house built by him. 
He received a common school education and 
has always engaged in agriculture with suc- 
cess. By purchase he has added to the an- 
cestral estate, and is now the owner of several 
hundred acres in and about W^est Candor. .\ 
progressive and industrious farmer, the suc- 
cess of his methods is demonstrated by his 
fine house and farm buildings and the neat 
and thrifty appearance of his farms. He mar- 
ried, October 7. 1875, Harriet Wright, of Oaks 
Corners, Ontario countv. X^ew York, daughter 

of Charles and I'hilomcla (Cooper) Wright. 

They have a daughter .Mabel, born Febniarv 
2, 1880. now a teacher in Xew Rochelle, Xew 


( \ 1 1 1 ) Charles ( ieorge, son of George and 
-Mary (^Loring) Woodford, was born August 
31, 1856, at West Candor, in the house built 
liy his grandfather, lie was educated in the 
district schools. Candor .\cadeniy, and a busi- 
ness college in Minghamton. .Xew York, b'or 
some years he was employed as clerk in dr\- 
goods stores at ( )wego and Hinghamton. .Xew 
York, .\mbo\-, Illinois, and Waverly, .Xew 
\ork. In i88() he entered the First Xational 
Liank in Owego as teller and assistant cashier, 
in which capacities he has continued until the 
present time. .\ capable and efficient business 
man. he has been called upon to fill various 
|;ositions of trust and responsibility, .\fter 
serving a term as treasurer of the village of 
( )wego he was two successive terms of three 
years each treasurer of the county of Tioga, 
beginning with January, 1906. He is a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian church of Owego and 
of the Local Lodge. Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks. He married. February 4, 1883. 
.\nna M.. born in Owego. daughter of Francis 
and .Mary .\nn (Elliott) Chitry. This name 
was originally I->ench and spelled Chicatree. 
They have one son. Elliott Woodford, born 
-May 16. 1897. in Owego. 

(HI) Eleazer Hill, son of John 
HILL Hill ( q.v.), was born at Dorchester. 
Massachusetts, June 29, 1664. He 
settled in Sherborn, Massachusetts, with others 
of the family among the early settlers, and 
was a ta.xpayer as early as 1684. He drew 
land in Sherborn in 1696 and died prior to 
1730. In 1715 he drew land in Xew Sher- 
born. afterward called Douglass, in Worces- 
ter county. Mas.sachusetts, and in 1730 forty- 
three acres of land in Douglass were drawn in 
his right. His wife Sarah died July 6. 1699. 
Children, born at Sherborn : Eleazer. men- 
tioned below: Sarah. November 30. 1690: 
Solomon, December 2'j, 1691. 

(I\') Dr. Eleazer (2) Hill, son of Eleazer 
(i) Hill, was born in Sherborn, Januarv i. 
1688. .Ys Eleazer Jr. he drew land in Doug- 
lass in 1715 and 1730. but he made his home 
in Sherborn and practiced there. He mar- 
ried, August 18, 171 1, . Children, born in 

.Sherborn : Asa. February 20. 17 12-13 ; W'illiam, 
mentioned below: Joseph. .August 23. 171S: 



Rebecca, March 6, 17-21-22, married (first) 
Joseph Cousins, and (second) Patrick Shays, 
October 30, 1765, the father of Daniel Shays, 
who became famous as the leiiJer of Shays' 
Rebelhon; Ehzabeth, January 30, 1723-24; 
Ruth, February 26, 1726-27; Daniel, February 
22, 1732-33, died September, 1735. 

(\') William, son of Dr. Eleazer (2) Hill, 
was born at Sherborn, June 23, 1715. He set- 
tled in his native town. He married there, 
February 19, 1740, Joanna, born August 28, 
1715, daughter of John and Joanna Sawin, of 
Sherborn. Her father was born June 26, 
1689, in Sherborn, son of Thomas Sawin, born 
September 27, 1657, at Watertown, Massa- 
chusetts, married Deborah Rice, born Febru- 
ary 14, 1659-60, daughter of Mathew and 
Martha (Lamson) Rice, of Sudbury, grand- 
daughter of the pioneer. Edmund Rice. Thom- 
as Sawin was a millwright on Chestnut 
Brook, Sherborn, where he had a home lot 
assigned to him. May 13, 1679, ^"d he built 
the "first mill in the town. Afterwards he re- 
moved to the adjoining town of Natick. John 
Sawin. father of Thomas Sawin, was son of 
Robert Sawin, of Boxford, county Suflfolk, 
England; he was a pioneer at Watertown; 
married Abigail Manning. William Hill died 
in September, 1775. Children of William and 
Joanna (Sawin) Hill, born at Sherborn: Su- 
anna, January 26, 1741-42, died young; Mir- 
iam, February 14, 1743-44: Zedakiah, October 
4, 1746: Daniel, mentioned below; Jesse, No- 
vember 15, 1749; Susanna, about 1756; at Hol- 
liston. formerly part of Sherborn, Joanna. 

( VI) Daniel, son of William Hill, was born 
in Sherborn, May i, 1748. He was a soldier 
in the revolution, serving in Captain Joseph 
Morse's company, Colonel John Paterson's 
regiment, from April 24 to August i, 1775. 
credited to the town of Natick, according to 
the official rolls. As the births of some of 
his children were recorded in Natick, he 
have lived there during the revolution. He 
took part in the battle of Bunker Hill and is 
said to have served several years in the revo- 
lution. He removed to Sangerfield. New 
York, then to New Hartford, New York, and 
finally to the town of Fenner, Madison county, 
in that state, where he spent his last years 
and where he died. He was a farmer. He 
married (first) (intention dated at Natick. 
April 12, 1777) Jane Whitney, of Dedham. 
Massachusetts. He married (second) January 
I. "1785, Alice Gross, born April 8, 1767, of an 

old Cape Cod family, who died April 24, 
1843. Children of first wife: Miriam, born 
April 22, 1778; Sabry, April 28, 1779; Sarah. 
Children by second wife, born in New York 
state: Stephen, January 31, 1786; Alice, Sep- 
tember 18, 1787, died December 20, 1847; Dan- 
iel, July 16, 1789; Johannah, November 13, 
1791 ; Jabez, November 18, 1794; Polly, Janu- 
ary II, 1797, died Alarch 24, i860; William, 
January 12, 1799; John, mentioned below; 
Elsie, June 29, 1803 ; Betsey, April 28, 1805 ; 
Abigail, July 11, 1808, died February i, 1842; 
Almira, January 19, 1810. 

(VH) John, son of Daniel Hill, was born 
in New Hartford, Oneida county. New York, 
March 8, 1800. He went with his parents to 
Lenox, Madison county, when he was seven 
years old. He was educated in the district 
schools. In 1824 he married Isyphene Annas 
and moved to a farm that he owned in the 
town of Fenner, Madison county. He became 
a well-to-do farmer and prominent citizen. 
He held various offices of trust and honor. He 
was loan commissioner, justice of the peace 
and supervisor of the town. In 1833 he 
bought a country hotel called the Baldwin 
House, on the old stage line from Chittenango 
to the Chenango Valley. In 1837 he bought 
the Oran S. Avery farm in Perryville and the 
Dekeman Mill and moved thither. It has been 
said of him : 

With large natural endowments, a keen, incisive 
intellect united with rare vigor and much natural 
heroism, he was peculiarly fitted to become a leader 
among men. which within his sphere he w-as. His 
courage and energy were simply wonderful and ir- 
repressible. He was active, full of life, indefatigable 
in labor, honorable in his dealings, prompt and ac- 
curate in his executive ability. Few possessed such 
instructive penetration of character. j\Ien in trouble 
seemed instinctively to turn to Mr. Hill for counsel, 
sympathy and help. A man with ways positive, di- 
rect and unmistakable, he had the capacity to stamp 
his personality upon whomever he came in contact 
with and therefore was widely known throughout 
Madison county. It was never in his heart to do 
deliberate wrong to anyone and many can testify 
that they have been helped on in their life battle 
by his sympathy and aid. ;\s a father he was emi- 
nently kind and paternal, for his daughter especially, 
he exhibited a love that was chivalrous and beau- 

He was a kind son, caring for his aged 
parents with thoughtful love, in their last 
years. He was prominent in social life, as 
well as in business and politics, and generous 
in his hospitality. His long and useful career 
ended September 23, 1879. 



His wife, Isyphene (Annas) Jrlill, was a 
daughter of Oliver Annas, who came with 
the pioneers to Nelson, Aiadison county, from 
X'ermont, and afterward bought and cleared 
a farm in P"enner, where Isyphene was born 
June 30, 1806. Oliver Annas married Aphena 
Aldrich, of an old family of iVlendon, Worces- 
ter county, Massachusetts. Both Annas and 
Aldrich families were Quakers, rigid in prin- 
ciples and of exemplary life. The daughter 
was brought up in the old way, learning to sew , 
spin, weave and make patchwork. She was 
eighteen years old, when she married John 
Hill, September ig, 1824. It has been well 
said of her: 

A true and loving helpmeet to the man with whom 
she chose to walk Hfe's rugged pathway, combining 
a rare sweetness with great firmness of disposition, 
she was a helmet of safety for her somewhat spirited 
family to rely upon, in all differences exercising a 
remarkable wisdom in protecting each from the 
faults and weakness of the other, thereby producing 
a harmony of which she was ever the strongest, 
sweetest note. . . . They united in many a noble 
self-sacrifice and gave generously to their family the 
advantages of which they had been deprived, encour- 
aging their improvement with loving admonitions. 

She joined the Methodist Episcopal church 
at the age of thirteen. She died October 27, 
1887. Children of John and Isyphene Hill: 
I. John W., born August 11, 1825, in Fen- 
ner, Madison county. New York ; a lawyer 
and fanner of ^IcPherson, Kansas. 2. Mary 
born December 14, 1826, in Fenner; married 
O. A. Ballon, son of Colonel A. Ballou, No- 
vember 9, 1846. and she died June 9, 1858. 
leaving a daughter Camilla, who married 
Judge T. W'. Harrison, of Grand Island, Ne- 
braska. 3. Mason, born June 18, 1828, "in 
Fenner; a lawyer and farmer of Nachotah, 
\\'isconsin. 4. Flaville, born December 14, 
1829, in Fenner: married, January 5, 1853. 
Captain C. P. Morey, a resident of Buffalo, 
New York: she died October 2. igio. 3. Isy- 
phene, born November 23, 183 1 ; married, 
April 6, 1854, John Haywood, son of William 
Haywood, of Sullivan. 6. Webster, born De- 
cember 7, T833, in Fenner: a farmer of Perry- 
ville. New York. 7. Nancy, born May 7, 1836, 
in Fenner: married, January 6, 1856, Captain 
H. G. Morey; died April 5, 1874; resident of 
BufTalo. 8. Norman B., mentioned below. 9. 
Nellie, born November 21, 1840, in Perryville : 
married, September 25, i860, M. N. I\Ioot. 
son of Colonel D. B. Moot, of Lenox. 10. 
Rose, born June 10, 1845: married, December 

2, 1863, Oren I'\ Britt, of Sullivan; died April 
7. 1879. 

(\lHj Norman B., son of John Hill, was 
born in Perryville, New York, January 11, 
1838, died there January 8, 1889. He was 
educated in the public schools, and always fol- 
lowed farming for his occupation. He served 
the town as justice of the peace and super- 
visor and took a prominent part in public af- 
fairs. In religion he was a Methodist, in 
politics was a Republican. He married, Feb- 
ruary 7, i860, ]\Iary, born September 6, 1840, 
daughter of Smith and Laura (Doxtader) 
Keyes, of New Boston, New York. Children, 
born at Perryville: i. John, born March i, 
1862; sherifi' of Madison county; married 
(first) Inez Hall; (second) Jessie Ransom; 
children by first wife : Irma and Gladys. 2. 
Fred Crosby, mentioned below. 3. Carrie, 
born August 22, 1864; married (first) Elmer 
E. Shatit; (second) Theodore F. Hyatt, of 
Perryville ; child by first marriage, Norma Hill 

(IX) Fred Crosby, son of Norman B. Hill, 
was born in Perryville, Madison county. New 
York, June 28, 1863. He attended the public 
schools and Yates Academy at Chittenango, 
New York, graduating in the class of 1883. 
For one year he taught school in Madison 
county. He assisted his father in the work 
of the farm until he attained the age of 
twenty-one years. In October, 1884, he be- 
gan to read law in the office of Judge Parker 
at Owego, New York, and in January, 1885, 
he was appointed clerk of the surrogate's 
court. He was admitted to the bar, Septem- 
ber 22, 1887, and on the first of January 
following he opened an office in Owego for 
general practice. He formed a partnership 
in January, 1900, with John M. Parker under 
the firm name of Hill & Parker and since then 
has continued in practice as senior member of 
this firm. In religion he is a Baptist, in poli- 
tics a Republican, and in 1911 was made chair- 
man of the Republican county committee of 
Tioga county. 

He married, August 20, 1890, Grace, born 
October 18, 1863, daughter of Joseph and 
Helen (Baldwin) Hibbard. Mr! and Mrs. 
Hill have no children. 

England for five hundred years be- 
HYDE fore the first of the Hyde immi- 
grants left their native land to 
make a home in the New World had recorded 



among the chief actors in her history notable 
men bearing the name of Hyde. Coming down 
to times contemporaneous with the exodus of 
the adventurers bent upon making new homes 
and renewing their fortunes in Aiassachuseits 
and Virginia, we find in Enghsh history thai 
Sir Nicholas Hyde was chief justice of the 
King's Bench in 1626; that Sir Robert Hyde 
was chief justice of court of common pleas 
in 1660; and that Sir Edward Hyde, Earl of 
Clarendon, was lord chancellor at the Restora- 
tion, 1660. Sir Edward was grandfather of 
yueen Alary 2d, and of yueen Anne, and of 
Edward Hyde (Lord Granbury), provincial 
governor of New York. 

In the records of Massachusetts and \ir- 
ginia the name appears variously as Hide. 
Hides and Hyde, and among the immigrant 
progenitors of the different American famil- 
ies we have: Samuel Hyde, who at the age 
of forty-seven embarked at London on the 
ship "Jonathan," in the spring of 1639. for 
New England, settled at New Cambridge 
( Newtonj about 1640, and was admitted as a 
freeman, May 2, 1619. He was one of the 
first deacons of the church at Newton, and his 
wife. Temperance, survived him. as did his 
younger brother, Jonathan, who married Alar) 
French, and after her death married Mary 
Rediat. Jonathan had nineteen children, and 
was grandfather of Jonathan Hyde, of Pom- 
fret, Connecticut, 1714, who had six sons and 
was the progenitor of most of the Hydes of 
Connecticut, especially of Pomfret and Canter- 
bury. Another progenitor, Humphrey Hyde, 
came from England to Fairfield, Connecticut, 
in 1655, and was an extensive landholder. 
Edward Hyde was born in England about 
1650. and was sent out to North Carolina in 
171 1 as governor of the province; he was in- 
strumental in restoring order between the rival 
governments established in the province, be- 
tween the .Anglican and Quaker factions, and 
by aid of the governor of the province of \'ir- 
ginia, Thomas Corey, the governor, by the will 
of the Quakers, was expelled forcibly, and this 
action, added to his afTording protection from 
the Indians through the victory over the Tus- 
caroras near Newberne in 171 2. gained him 
much popularity. .About 1750 John Hyde came 
from England to Richmond. Virginia, and his 
descendants are found in all the .southern 
states. For the purpose of this sketch, how- 
ever, we have to do with William Hyde, who 
appeared in Newton, Massachusetts Ray Col- 

ony, in 1633, and in Hartford Colon\ in the 
Connecticut valley, m 1636. and his name is 
recorded on a monument erected in the ancient 
burial ground of that city as one ol the 
original settlers. 

{!) William Hyde, the immigrant last des- 
ignated, had lands granted to him in the Hart- 
ford Colony in 163(3, and was probably a mem- 
ber of the part}- of Rev. Thomas Hooker, who 
migrated from Roxboro and Newton. As to 
the fact of his coming from Newton (or New 
Cambridge, as the place was first called) where 
the brothers, Samuel and Jonathan Hyde, 
afterwards settled, there is no evidence that 
they were of the same family, although dis- 
tantly related. The relationship cannot be 
fixed, as the ages of the three immigrants 
cannot be definitely fixed. Samuel was forty- 
seven years old before he left England, and 
his brother Jonathan was much younger, and 
William was old enough to be deacon in the 
church at New Cambridge in 1633; his son 
Thomas was born in Hartford, probably in 
1637, soon after the arrival of his father in 
that place. William Hyde and his family re- 
moved from Hartford to Saybrook, and his 
daughter married there in 1652. and he became 
one of the original proprietors of Norwich 
in 1660. where he was a man c.if considerable 
importance among the first settlers, and was 
frequently a selectman of the town. He died 
in Norwich, January C. 1681. The name of 
his wife is unknown. His eldest child, Hes- 
ter, was probably born in England, and she 
was married in Saxbrook, as earl\' as 1632. 
to John Post. 

(II) Samuel, second child and only son 
of •William Hyde, the immigrant, was born 
in Hartford Colony, and was married in June. 
1659. to Jane, daughter of Thomas Lee and 
his wife, who bore the surname of Brown. 
This Thomas Lee came from England in 1641 
with his wife and three children, and died 
on the passage, and his widow and children 
settled in Saybrook. one of the children be- 
ing named Thomas, and his sister Sarah mar- 
ried John Large and settled on Long Island. 
Samuel and Jane (Lee) Hyde settled in Nor- 
wich, Connecticut, in 1660. He was a farmer 
and an original settler of Norwich, and his 
daughter Elizabeth was the first white child 
born in the town. He had land assigned to 
him at Norwich West Farms, and died there 
at the age of forty years, in 1677. leaving 
eleven children, and John Rerchard became 



their guardian 1j_\ order ut the court. These 
children were all born in Xorwich. Connecti- 
cut, in the following order : Elizabeth, August, 
1660, married Lieutenant Richard Lord; 
Phcebe, January, 1663, married jNlatthew Gris- 
vvold; Samuel, mentioned below; John, Decem- 
ber, 1667, married Experience Abel; William, 
Januar)-, 1670. married Anne Bushnell ; 
Thomas, July. 1672. married JNlar)- Backus; 
Sarah, Eebruary, 1675. died the same year; 
John, May, 1677, married Elizabeth Bushnell. 

(Ill) Samuel (2), eldest son of Samuel (ij 
and Jane (Lee) Hyde, was born in Nor- 
wich, Connecticut, in May, 1665. He married, 
December 10, 1690. Elizabeth, daughter of 
John and Sarah Calkins, and granddaughter 
of Hugh and Ann Calkins. Hugh Calkins, 
the immigrant, born in Chepstow, England, 
1600, came from Monmouthshire, England, 
to Marshfield. Plymouth Colony, about 1640, 
resided in Lynn and Gloucester, Massachu- 
setts Bay Colony, removed to New London, 
Connecticut, and finally settled in Norwich, 
Connecticut, in 1660, and represented the town 
in the general court of Connecticut. Samuel 
and Elizabeth ( Calkins ) Hyde lived in Wind- 
ham, Connecticut, until 1700, when they re- 
moved to Lebanon, where he died November 
6, 1742, leaving a widow and ten children. 
The first four of these children were born in 
Windham, and the last six in Lebanon ; Sam- 
uel, September 10, i6gi, married Priscilla 
Bradford ; Daniel, August 16, 1694, married 
Abigail Wattles; Sarah. December 20, i(>g6. 
married Ebenezer Brow^n ; Caleb, April 9, 
1699, married Mary Blackman ; Elizabeth, 
baptized December 12, 1703, married Rev. 
Timothy Collins: Elijah, mentioned below; 
Ebenezer. who was married twice ; Lydia, born 
about 1710. married Jonathan Aletcalf ; David, 
baptized Alarch 22. 1719, married Althea 
Bradford ; Anne, who was married twice. 

( I\') Elijah, fourth son of Samuel (2) and 
Elizabeth (Calkins) Hyde, was born in Le- 
banon. Connecticut, 1705. He married (first), 
November 12. 1730. Ruth, daughter of John 
and Elizabeth (Leffingwell) Tracy, of Nor- 
wich, settled at Norwich West Farms, now 
Franklin, Connecticut, and in 1742 removed to 
Lebanon, where his wife died October 13, 
1773, aged sixty-tW'O years. He married (sec- 
ond) Mercy Coleman, a widow. May 3, 1774, 
and she died ,\ugust 3. 1783, without issue 
by him ; he died at the homestead in Lebanon, 
August 10, 1783. Children of Elijah and Ruth 

(Iracy) Hyde: y\ndrew, born in Xorwich, 
Connecticut, September 10, 1732, married 
Hannah Thomas; Elijah, Januarv 17, 1735, 
niarried Alary Clark; Eliphalet, May 4, 1737, 
died November 4, 1743; Caleb, mentioned be- 
low; Zina, April 2, 1741; Ruth, January 21, 
1/43. tlied March 29, 1743; Eliphalet, born in 
Lebanon, Connecticut, May 9, 1744; married 
(tirst) Naomi Flint, (second) Abigail Wash- 
burn; Moses, September 11, 175 1, married 
Sara Dana; Ebenezer, November 26, 1753, 
married Lucy Huntington; Ruth, May 5, ij^(>. 
married Captain Andrew Huntington. 

(\j Caleb, fourth son of Elijah and Ruth 
(Tracy) Hyde, was born July 29, 1739, at 
Norwich West Farms (now Franklin), died 
December 25, 1820, at Lisle, Broome county, 
New York. In 1769 he settled at Lenox, 
Massachusetts, and took an active part in the 
revolutionary war. The names of himself 
and his brother Moses appear in the proceed- 
ings of a meeting at Lenox in 1774 in oppo- 
sition to British aggressions. As captain of 
a company in Colonel Eaton's regiment, Ca- 
leb Hyde marched May 20, 1775, from Lenox, 
on an alarm at Ticonderoga. In February, 
the following year, he was commissioned 
second major of Colonel B. Symond's second 
Berkshire county regiment of Massachusetts 
militia, and in December, that year, was ap- 
pointed major of the regiment. In .-^pril, 
1777, he was commissioned first major of 
Colonel John Brown's third Berkshire county 
regiment of Massachusetts militia, and in the 
following February, was appointed lieutenant- 
colonel of the regiment. He was also lieuten- 
ant-colonel of Colonel David Rossiter's de- 
tachment to reinforce the army under General 
Stark at Saratoga. (Roil dated at Pittsfield.) 
He was subsequently sheriff of Berkshire 
county and removed to Lisle, New Y'ork, 
about 1790 (what is now called the Hyde set- 
tlement), and became one of the leading pub- 
lic men of that part of the state. He was 
major general of militia, and was elected 
senator from the western district of New 
Y''ork in 1803. In February, 1804, he was 
chosen by the legislature as one of the mem- 
bers of the council of appointment. He mar- 
ried, in 1761. Elizabeth Sacket, born Novem- 
ber, 1742. at Oblong, a niece of Admiral Rich- 
ard Sacket. .She died January 6, 1806, and 
he survived her nearly fifteen years. Their 
first children were a pair of twins, born at 
Lebanon. Connecticut, and died unnamed. 


The others were: Charles, Caleb, Chauncey, 
Calvin, Elijah, John, Ebby. Clarissa, Eliza- 
beth, Ruth, Prudence. Harriet, Melinda. 

(VI) Ebby, seventh son of Caleb and Eli- 
zabeth (Sacket) Hyde, was born January 17, 
1781, at Lenox, died near Marshall, Calhoun 
county, Michigan. He resided for many 
years in Lisle, New York, where he was a 
matjistrate and colonel of militia. In 1825 
he removed to Ovid, New York, and eleven 
years later to Fredonia, where he was a 
farmer, and again served as magistrate. He 
removed from Fredonia to Michigan, living 
there for some years before his death. He 
married, September 3, 1804, Elizabeth, born 
March 29, 1782, in Richmond, Massachusetts, 
daughter of Deacon M. and Dorcas (Peck) 
Osborn, of that town. She died August 22, 
1838, at Fredonia. 

(VII) Dr. Frederick Hyde, son of Ebby 
and Elizabeth (Osborn) Hyde, was born 
January 28, 1807, at Whitney Point, P>roome 
county, New York, died at Cortland, New 
York, October 15, 1887. As a youth Fred- 
erick Hyde attended district school, and be- 
fore the completion of his fifteenth year he 
began teaching such a school. Following this 
he taught school in winter, and attended school 
at other periods of the year, and ultimately 
taught throughout the year. In the winter of 
1 83 1, while teaching, his home was in the fam- 
ily of Dr. Hiram Moe, of Lansing, New York, 
and there he commenced the study of medicine 
which he afterwards pursued in the office of 
Dr. Horace Bronson, of Virgil, Cortland 
county, New York. After attending one 
course of lectures in the Medical College at 
Fairfield, New York, he was licensed by the 
Cortland County Medical Society in 1833 to 
begin practice. He continued his studies, 
however, until the fall of 1835, riding on 
horseback over the hills of Virgil and adjoin- 
ing towns with his preceptor, thus making a 
practical study of his profession. In 1835 he 
returned to Fairfield, took another course of 
lectures, and was graduated in 1836. Soon 
after his graduation he .settled in Cortland, 
and entered into partncr.ship with Dr. Miles 
Goodvear. at that time the leading medical 
practitioner of the town, and one of the first 
graduates of Yale Medical School. Dr. Hyde 
occujiied various positions of honor and trust, 
both medical and civil. In T854 he was ap- 
pointed to the chair of obstetrics and medical 
jurisprudence in Geneva Medical College, and 

one year later was transferred to the chair 
of the Principles and Practice of Surgery. 
This position he filled seventeen years, and 
on the establishment of the college of medi- 
cine at Syracuse University in 1872, and the 
abandonment of Geneva Aledical College, he 
took a similar position in the Syracuse Insti- 
tution, and continued to hold it until the time 
of his death, the later )ears there being dean 
of the faculty. In 1847 he attended as dele- 
gate the first meeting of the American Medi- 
cal Association, and in 1865 was chosen presi- 
dent of the New York State Medical Society. 
In 1876 he was a delegate to the International 
Medical Congress at Philadelphia, and nine 
years later to the same congress meeting in 
Copenhagen, Denmark, also to the British 
Medical Association at Belfast, Ireland. In 
1887 he attended the International Medical 
Congress at Washington. Dr. Hyde read 
many papers, largely on surgical topics, be- 
fore the various professional societies he at- 
tended. For seventeen years he was president 
of the board of trustees of Cortlandville Acad- 
emy, and after 1876 was president of the local 
board of Cortland Normal School. He was 
president of the Cortland Savings Bank from 
1876 to 1889. 

He married. January 24, 1838, Elvira, old- 
est daughter of Dr. Goodyear. Children : Au- 
gusta and Miles Goodyear. The daughter 
was graduated at Mount Holyoke Seminary 
in 1862, and resided thereafter at Cortland 
until her death in May. 1894. For a number 
of years she taught painting in oils and water 
colors in her native place, and for several 
years prior to her death gave instruction in 
china and tapestry painting. \'arious meri- 
torious productions, testifying to her skill in 
the practice of the art so loved by her, beau- 
tified her Cortland home. 

(VIII) Dr. Miles Goodyear, only son of 
Dr. Frederick and Elvira (Goodyear) Hyde. 
was born in Cortland, and jirepared for col- 
lege at the academy in that place. In 1861 
he entered Yale College and four years later 
was graduated with honors from that insti- 
tution ; his rank in scholarship making him a 
member of Phi Beta Kappa, .\fter gradu- 
ating from Yale he studied medicine with his 
father, and received the degree of M. D. from 
Geneva Medical College in 1868. Meanwhile 
for a time he had been principal of the acad- 
emy at Moravia. New York. Upon receiv- 
ing his medical degree he located in Cortland 


for the practice of medicine, and thus con- 
tinued nearly twenty years. In 1872 he was 
demonstrator of anatomy in the medical de- 
partment of S3Tacuse University, in 1871 he 
was appointed adjunct professor of anatomy 
in that institution and held the position four 
years, ultimately resigning as its demands in- 
terfered with his practice. He was elected 
president of the Cortland County Medical 
Society in 1875, and again the succeeding 
year, and was county delegate to the Ameri- 
can Medical Association. For a number of 
years he was surgeon for the Utica, Ithaca & 
Elmira railroad, and local surgeon of the 
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad 
for several years. 

He is the author of numerous professional 
papers and one of these "On Preventing the 
Deformit}' in Certain i^'ractures of the Hand" 
was published in pamphlet form. Without 
solicitation on his part Dr. Hyde was made 
the candidate of the Democratic party for 
member of assembly from Cortland county in 
1885, but his party being largely in the mi- 
nority he was not elected. After suilering 
from a Umg and painful illness, partial em- 
bolism in the lower liniljs, Dr. liycre reniox'ed 
to Xew York City in 1888, and retired from 
active practice of his profession. Since he 
removed to Xew York he has written "The 
Story of a Day in London." of which three 
editions have been published : a magazine ar- 
ticle. ".\ Lesson in IJrook Trouting ;" a mono- 
graph, "The ( )ne Time \\ ooden Spoon at 
Yale," whicli was printed in a bound volume ; 
"The Girl from Mexico and ( )ther Short 
Stories and Sketches," of which two editions 
were published; "Mary Markam," a novel;* 
He has also prepared several historical arti- 
cles, and has delivered addresses before the 
Cortland County Society of Xew York City ; 
the Medical Alumni of Syracuse University, 
and the Playgoers Club of Xew York. Dr. 
Hyde was long identified with the Yale 
.\Iumni Association, and for some years with 
the Yale Club of New York, and is now a 
member of the Delta Kappa Association of 
X'ew York. In 1890 he was engaged in office 
work with the Broadway Cable Construction 
Company, and later had charge of that com- 
pany's employment business. During Presi- 
dent Cleveland's second administration, and 
part of the succeeding one, he was in the 

* "The Confession and Tetters nf Terence Quinn 
McManns," a book of fiction, in igii. 

private office of the appraiser of the port of 
Xew York, where he maintained the first rank 
for efficiency. Attacks of rheumatism made 
it advisable for him to resign. 

In a memoir of Dr. I-rederick Hyde, Dr. 
Caleb Green, of tlomer, Xew York, says of 
the son, "He then entered upon the practice 
of his profession with the ambition to e.xcel. 
How he succeeded we all well know. He be- 
came expert in the departments of obstetrics 
and enjoyed a large service in that way. It 
is not pleasant to reflect that one upon whom 
so many in the community depend for advice 
and help in the hour of trial should be com- 
pelled to withdraw from the duties of his 
profession, when so fully competent tor the 
performance of those duties." 

He married, June 30, 1870, at Solon, Xew 
York, Julia Elizabeth, daughter of General 
John William Boyd, and granddaughter of 
Major General Samuel G. Hatheway. Chil- 
dren : Frederick William and Lavina Hathe- 
way, both born at Cortland. Lavina H. was 
married in February, 1911. to John Adolph 
Hegardt, and son, Englebert Hyde Hegardt, 
was born in Xovember. 1910. 

The family of Butts is of ancient 
I'T'TTS English descent, and inherited 

property at Shouldham Thorpe, 
Xorfolk county, for many generations, from 
before the time of Edward 11. to that of 
James II. In the church of Shouldham 
Thorpe are many monuments of the family. 
.\ merchant famih- of the name flourished in 
the city of Xorwich during the thirteenth cen- 
tury and the two following centuries, and 
were frequently called upon to represent their 
fellow-citizens in the parliaments of the ])eriod. 
The last who held office was John Butts, Es- 
quire, slieriff in 145,6 and mayor from 1462 
to 1471. He died in 1475. A Sir William 
Butts, of Ryburgh, was the physician to Henry 
MIL. and died in 134s. In the old records 
the name was spelled Butt and Butts. 

( I ) Thomas Butts, immigrant ancestor, 
came from Xorfolk county, England. May 18, 
1660, and lived in Portsmouth and Little 
Compton, Rhode Island. He bought land in 
Portsmouth. Xovember 16, 1662, and October 
T, 1666. He bought land in Dartmouth X^'o- 
vember 20, 1668, and in 16S2 was in Little 
Compton. He was granted a division of land 
in Dartmouth October 27. 168;. His will was 
dated December 28. 1702. and proved Febru- 


ary >. 1703. He married Elizabeth , who 

survived him. Children: Zaccheus, born 
1667: Idido, mentioned in his father's will, 
but nothing further is known of him: Moses, 
mentioned below : Hepsiljah. married, Decem- 
ber 26, 1695, William Earle. 

(II) Moses, son of Thomas .I'.uits, was 
born July 30, 1673. in Little Lompton, Rhode 
Island, died June 9, 1734. He married about 

i6gg, . Children: Thomas, October 18, 

1700; Zaccheus. June 2j. 1702: Abraham. 
November 23. 1704: John, mentioned below: 
Anna. .March 28, 1709: Elizabeth, December 
5. 1719: Hepsibah, December 19, 1722. 

(III) John, son of Moses Dutts. was born 
August 31. 1707. died about 1797. He mar- 
ried, October 26. 1727. at Tiverton, Rhode 
Island. Alice, daughter of (lershom and Sarah 
(Motti Wodell. born April 18. 1705. Soon 
after his marriage he removed from Rhode 
Island and settled in the easterly part of what 
is now the town of Washington. Dutchess 
county. New York, then called Crom Elbow 
Precinct. October 4. 1748. he purchased a 
tract of land there, containing two hundred 
acres, of Isaac Thorn, one of the earliest set- 
tlers. He owned this land until his death, and 
the locality is still known as "Butts Hollow." 
There i.s a tradition in the Butts family that 
he took this land in payment of wages for 
carpenter work on a house built for Isaac 
Thorn at the rate of an acre of land for a 
day's work. The original deed is now in the 
possession of a descendant, Mr. W. J. De 
Witt Butts, of Rochester. New York. His 
will was dated June 26. 1783. and divided his 
lands between his sons. Thomas and .\aron. 
Children: John: Samuel, born May 9, 1730: 
Richard, March 16, 1732; Gershom, Septem- 
ber 12, 1734: Ruth, May 26, 1737; Susanna. 
July 26, 1739; Moses, March 4, 1744: Sarah. 
January 4, 1746: Aaron, mentioned below: 
Thomas, July 22, 1751. 

(IV) Aaron, son of John Butts, was born 
August 13, 1749, died June 17, 1833. He 
married. January 3. 177s. ]\Iary Hustis, born 
March 3. 1755. died Fefiruary 28. 1840. He 
lived at "Butts Hollow," and his wife was from 
Chestnut Ridge. Later in life he divided his 
lands between his sons. Nicholas and Stephen, 
and removed to I^nion ^'ale. where he died. 
Children: Samuel, born November 16, 177=;: 
Jonathan. .September 17. 1777: Sarah. Decem- 
ber ;, T779: Jacob, February 5, 1782: Nicho- 
las. January 30. 1785: Stephen, June i. 1787: 

Rachel. August 10, 1789; Phebe, March 9, 
1792; Mary, November 25, 1796; Reuben, Au- 
gust 28, 1798; Hustis. .April 14. 1801, died 
August 19, 1820. 

(\"j Jabez Butts, believed to be nephew of 
Aaron Butts, was of this New York branch 
of the family. He had a son Lyman C, ac- 
cording to the histor}- of Wa_\ne county. 

(\ Ij Lyman C. son of Jabez Butts, was 
born in New York state. He came from the 
eastern part of New York to Wayne county, 
New York, in 1838, and for several years re- 
sided near the town of Savannah. He then 
went to Cortland county, where he lived until 
1856, when he bought a farm at Sodus. New 
York, near the town of Joy, and spent the 
remainder of his days there. He was prom- 
inent in public affairs, especially active in anti- 
slavery work, and a useful citizen. He mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Pliny Porter, of On- 
ondaga county. Children : Susan, married 
General .A. J. Warner, of Marietta, Ohio: 
Helen M.. married Selden Granger, of Cleve- 
hnd. Ohio : Henry H., died in the civil war : 
George C. of Marietta. Ohio, married Ida 
Rice,\)f Marietta. Ohio: Frank L., succeeded 
to the homestead : Porter l^liny, mentioned 

(VII ) Porter Pliny, .-^on of Lyman C. Butts, 
was born in the town of Pompey, Onondaga 
county. New York, February 25. 1838. Like 
his father he was educated in the public 
schools, and followed farming for his occu- 
pation. He was in Lewistown. Pennsylvania, 
when President Lincoln called for troops and 
he was one of the first to enlist for the civil 
war, being in Washington on duty. April 19. 
1861. After his term of enlistment, in 1862 
expired, he came to Sodus. New York, where 
lie resumed farming. His farm is south of 
the village of Sodus. He was a member of 
the local grange, Patrons of Husbandry. TTe 
died in 1906. He married Fannv Jane, daugh- 
ter of Jacob Andrews. Children : Watson 
Andrews, mentioned below : Henry Porter, 
born .April 8, 1870; Raymond K.. February 
25, 187-?. 

('VIIL) Watson Andrews, son of Porter 
Plinv Butts, was born at Sodus. Wavne county. 
New York, May 16. 1867. He attended the 
public schools and the Sodus .Academy. He 
then taught school for several terms. In 1887 
he came to Fulton as clerk in a shoe store, 
and continued in that position until 1890. 
when he formed a partnership with Mr. Shat- 



luck and bouglil the F. E. Goodjon store. 
In Eebruary, ujoo, he bought out his partner 
and since then has continued in the retail shoe 
business without a partner, building up a large 
and tiourishing business. He was president 
of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce for two 
years, secretary one year and director for 
many years. He is a trustee of the Fulton 
Savings Bank, has served as member of the 
Fulton board of education. For ten years he 
has been superintendent of the Sunday school 
of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of 
which he is a member. He is also a member 
of Hiram Lodge, No. 144, Free and Accepted 
Masons; of the Masonic Club: the Knights 
of Pythias, and the Pathfinder P>oat Club, in 
politics he is a Republican. 

He married, in 1892, LSertha Adele, born in 
Michigan, daughter of William and Eliza 
Rose, of North Rose. New York. Children : 
Lela Natalie, born May 6, mjoo ; Porter Will- 
iam, August 31, iyo2; Selden \\'atson, Octo- 
ber 21. 1906, died August 18. 1909. 

The Winters famil\' was 
WINTERS prominent in New Y'ork prov- 
ince long before the revolu- 
tion. According to the first federal census, 
taken in 1790, there were no less than eigh- 
teen families of Winters, scattered through 
the various counties. The names of the heads 
were: Abijah. Christopher, Isaac (2), Jacob. 
Joseph (3), Levi, Matthias (2), Micliael. 
Moses, Peter and William (2). Five of these 
families were in Ulster county. There were 
three Josephs, one in Suffolk county, one in 
New York City and one in Dutchess county. 
In C)range county John Winters lived at Hav- 
erstraw in 1790, and had in his family three 
males over sixteen, one son under sixteen and 
two females. 

(I) Joseph W^inters, of this New Y^ork fam- 
ily, was born, lived and died in Orange county. 
New York. He lived to the age of ninety-six 
years and his wMfe to one hundred and four 

years. He married . Children : P.y- 

ram. Joseph, Oscar, Thomas. 

(ID Joseph (2). son of Joseph (i) Win- 
ters, was born in Orange county. New Y'ork, 
April 2. 1820, died at Smithboro. Tioga town- 
ship. Tioga county, in 1887. He came to the 
town of Tioga from Orange county in i860 
and lived there the remainder of his life. He 
was a farmer, also a general merchant, con- 
ducted a creamerv, and at the time of his 

death was postmaster at Tioga Center, in 
religion he was a Uaptist, in politics a Uemo- 
crat. He married (first) Julia A., daughter 
of Isaac Carpenter, of Orange county. He 
married (second) Sarah Elizabeth Carpenter, 
sister of his first wife. His widow died in 
1903. aged seventy-eight years. Children by 
first wife: Sarah, born May 1, 1840, married 
William Cole, of Candor; Judson 15., men- 
tioned below; Joseph E., a physician in New 
York City. Children by second wife: John, 
deceased; Julia, born June 15, 1853, married 
Edward J. Johnson, of Waverly ; Edgar, a 
druggist, of P.uffalo. New Y'ork; Carrie, 
married Hiram Horton, of Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia ; Pyram Lee, mentioned below ; Kale, 
born March 18, 1868, married George L. l''ree- 
land. of Passaic, New Jersey; Harry P., born 
October 15. 1S70, superintendent of State 
Farm, Albany. 

(Ill) Judson Peebe, son of Joseph (2) 
Winters, was born in Minisink, Orange 
county. New Y'ork, April 21, 1844. He at- 
tended the public schools and was a pupil 
when his father was a teacher. During his 
boyhood he followed farming, and when a 
young man taught school. In 1864 he became 
a bookkeeper in the store of Robert Cameron. 
After five years with this employer he worked 
two \ears in a dry goods store. In 1871 he 
took charge of a hotel at Williamsport. Penn- 
sylvania, the Herdick House, now the Park 
Hotel, and continued there for four years. 
In 1873 he returned to Owego and in part- 
nership with Charles H. Hyde he bought the 
grocery business of Robert Cameron & Sons 
and continued the business under the firm 
name of Hyde & Winters, dealing in groceries 
and produce. From 1891 until 1896 he con- 
tinued the business alone. After selling out 
in 1896 he went to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 
where he leased oil lands and remained for 
two years in the oil business. In 1898 he 
went to Montana and engaged in the fire in- 
surance business until 1905. and since then 
lie has been the proprietor of a flourishing 
real estate and insurance business at C)wego, 
New York. Fie has been active in politics 
and has been president of the village of 
Owego. In politics he is a Democrat. He 
is a member of the Baptist churcii. 

He married, in 1868, Emily D. Smith, of 
Smithboro. daughter of James W. and Abi- 
gail (Taylor) Smith. They have no children. 

( III ) P.yram Lee. son of Joseph (2) Win- 



ters, was born at Smithboro, Tioga county, 
New York, September, 1865. He was edu- 
cated in the schools of his native town, in 
the Doylestown Seminary, Pennsylvania, the 
Peddle Institute, New Jersey, Phillips Acad- 
emy, Andover, Massachusetts, and studied law 
at Columbia University, from which he grad- 
uated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws 
in 1888. He was admitted to the bar and 
practiced law in New York City for fourteen 
years. In 1902 he came to Smithboro to im- 
prove the old homestead. The farm then con- 
sisted of 160 acres. From time to time he 
has added to the acreage until he now has 800 
acres under cultivation, supporting a herd of 
125 cattle. His dairy is stocked with thor- 
ous^hbred registered Holsteins and Jerseys, 
and is one of the finest in the state. Many of 
his cows have a record of 1,100 pounds of 
milk a year. The milk from his dairy is 
shipped in bottles sealed on the farm and sold 
as certified by the Kings County Medical Com- 
mission. He has thoroughly modern barns 
and all the improved machinery for farm 
work. Besides his own handsome mansion, 
he has eight houses on the farm for employees. 
He makes a specialty of raising seed oats. In 
191 1 he sold a crop of 4,000 bushels for $1.25 
a bushel and in the same season raised a thou- 
sand tons of ensilage and 360 tons of hay. 
In addition to the care of this farm, Mr. \\ln- 
ters is owner and proprietor of The IVaverly 
Free Press. In igo6 he bought The Tioga 
County Record and The Owego Daily Record 
and a W'averly newspaper, consolidating the 
three under the name of The Waverly Free 
Press-Record. His printing plant includes two 
linotype machines, three job presses and sev- 
eral large cylinder presses. His office is one 
of the best equipped and most modern in ar- 
rangement and fittings of any of its size in 
the state. He owns the Waverly Opera 
House. He is president and one of the larg- 
est stockholders in the Chamber of Commerce, 
which has seventy-three acres of land on 
which the railroads and switches are located 
in the village of Waverly, and individually he 
also owns twenty-three acres of this tract. In 
politics Mr. Winters is a Republican. He 
represented the district in the assembly at .Al- 
bany in 1905-06. and was renominated by ac- 
clamation. W'hile in the assembly he served 
on committees on general laws, military af- 
fairs and taxation. He is one of the managers 
of the Rome Custodial .\svlum. He is a mem- 

ber of the order of Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons, of Smithboro ; the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, of Smithboro, and the Improved 
Order of Red Men, of Tioga Center. He is 
a prominent member of the Baptist church. 

He married, August 25, 1908, Susan R. 
Reynolds, of Syracuse, New York, daughter 
of Dr. Frank and Lucy (Rapelyea) Reynolds. 
They have one child, Byram Lee, Jr., born in 
Syracuse, New York, July 3, 191 1. 

John Mark, of an old German 
^lARK family, was born in Altfassen, 
Germany, February 12, 1819. He 
came to this country with his parents when 
he was twenty-nine years old. The family 
located at South Dansville, Steuben county. 
New York, where his parents are buried in the 
Catholic cemetery about three miles from 
South DansVille village. His father was a 
farmer at South Dansville, and his son John 
followed the same occupation. He had a hun- 
dred acres of land, which he cleared and on 
which he followed farming all his active life. 
He was a Roman Catholic in religion, and a 
Democrat in politics. He was school commis- 
sioner of the district for a number of years. 
He was a member of St. John's Society. He 
died August 12, 1901. and he and his wife 
were both buried in the Catholic cemetery at 
Perkinsville, New York. 

He married, in 1850, at South Dansville, 
-Anna Marie Derrenbecher, born in Exweiler, 
Germany, .August 5, 1829, died August 26, 
1898. She came to this country with her par- 
ents, John and Helen Derrenbecher. Her par- 
ents also settled at South Dansville. Chil- 
dren : Anthony. Margaret, Kate, John Jr. : 
Jacob. Peter, William, Helen, Mary, Anna, 
Dr. Alexander, mentioned below. 

(in Dr. .Alexander Mark, son of John 
Mark, was born at South Dansville, Steuben 
county. New A^ork. August 5, 1872. His boy- 
hood was spent on his father's farm and he 
attended the Rogersville Union Seminary, 
Dansville high school, and the Hornell Busi- 
ness College, from which he was graduated 
in 1892. He studied medicine for two years 
under Dr. J. D. Mitchell at Hornell, New 
York, and in the fall of 1896 entered the 
Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, 
graduating with the degree of M. D. in 1899. 
He began to practice at Osceola, Pennsylvania, 
in 1899 and continued until 1905 when he 
came to Elmira, New York, where he has 



practiced since. His present otlice is at the 
corner of Church and i>ald\vin streets. While 
a resident of Osceola he served as consulting 
surgeon at Blossburg Cottage Hospital. Dr. 
Mark was appointed police and fire department 
surgeon of Elmira in 1910 for a term of two 
years, and reappointed in 1912 for two years. 
He is a member of the Elmira Academy of 
Medicine, of which he is vice-president ; the 
Chemung County Medical Society; the New 
York State Medical Society ; the .Ameri- 
can Medical .Association. He is a mem- 
ber of the Knights of Columbus and Elks. 
He is a communicant of St. John's German 
Catholic Church of Elmira. In politics he is 
a Democrat. 

He married, at Hornell, New York, Janu- 
ary 9. 1902, Julia Ann Miller, born at Hor- 
nell. -April 2, 1873, daughter of John William 
and Mary (Lallmang) Miller, the former of 
whom is a carpenter by trade. Children of 
Mr. and IMrs. jNIiller : Sophia Elizabeth, Car- 
rie Rosa, Mary Barbara. Julia .Ann, Dorothy 
Theresa. John .Andrew, .Alice Magdeline, 
Frederick .Adams. Children of Dr. and ^Irs. 
Mark: i. Sarah Alarie, born at Osceola, De- 
cember 21. 1902. 2. Isabel Katherine, born 
at Osceola, January 19, 1904. 3. John Will- 
iam, born at Elmira, December 6, 1907. 4. 
James .Alexander, born at Elmira. December 
'31. 1911- 

Calvin and Isaac French, 
FRENCH brothers, sons of -Asher 
French, came from Norwich. 
Chenango county. New A^ork, in 1820 or 1821, 
and settled in what is nov\- Granby, Oswego 
county, New York, near Lake Neatawanta. 
Calvin French died there May 4, 1881. leav- 
ing a son .Asher and other children. 

(Ill) Lyman French, grandson of .Asher 
French, came when very young from Nor- 
wich with the family and settled at Granby. 
where he cleared a large farm and engaged 
in farming. He married Eliza Robinson. 
Children : Henry, who was drowned in the 
canal : George R., mentioned below : Edwin. 
CIV) George R., son of Lyman French, 
was born in Granby Center, New York. He 
was educated in the district schools of his 
native town, and followed farming there. In 
1861 he enlisted in Company D, One Hun- 
dred and Fortv-seventh Regiment, New York 
A^olunteer Infantry, and served two vears 
and nine months in the civil war. He mar- 

ried Jane I'hilpott. Children, born at 
Granby: Fred J., Frank II., mentioned be- 
low; Fanny E. 

(V) Frank II., son of George R. French, 
was born at Granby Center, Oswego county. 
New York, April 10, 1863. He was educated 
in the public schools of his native town. He 
began his business career in a woolen mill at 
Oriskany, Oneida county, where he was em- 
ployed until 1884, when he returned to Fulton 
as clerk in a news store. .Afterward he was 
clerk in a drug store there and for two years 
returned to the woolen mill. He was travel- 
ing auditor for the Singer Sewing Machine 
Company one year. In 1888 he established 
the meat and provision business at Fulton and 
since then has conducted it with uniform suc- 
cess, and his is one of the best markets in the 
city. He was appointed sealer of weights and 
measures for Oswego county, December 30, 
1909. He is a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 
144, Free and Accepted Masons: the Bene- 
volent and Protective Order of Elks ; the In- 
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, and is at 
present captain of Canton, No. 35. He is a 
communicant of the Protestant Episcopal 

church. He married, , 188S, Alattie Al., 

daughter of Peter Margrev. 

Captain Robert Babcock, the 
BABCOCK immigrant ancestor, was a 

native of England and set- 
tled at Dorchester, Massachusetts, before 1648, 
when he was on the list of proprietors of that 
town and bought additional land. He was a 
town officer and captain of the Dorchester 
military company. He removed to Milton, 
formerly part of Dorchester. In January, 
1674-5, h^ \^'3s living in Sherborn, Massa- 
chusetts, one of the commoners, and was 
chosen on a town committee to treat with Cap- 
tain Gookin in regard to the exchange of lands 
between Natick and Sherborn. He soon after- 
ward, probably on account of King Philip's 
war, returned to Milton. His will, dated No- 
vember II, 1694, proved March 7 following, 
bequeathed to wife Joana, son Nathaniel, 
grandchild Caleb and son-in-law Henry Vose. 
Children: Samuel, baptized July 7, 1650; Jo- 
nathan, baptized March 7, 165 1 ; James, bap- 
tized March 12, 1654: Abigail, baptized .April 
27. 1656, aged about three months: Nathan- 
iel, born March 14. 1657-8 : Caleb, baptized 
October 21. 1660, aged about two months: 
Ebenezer. mentioned below : Hopestill, bap- 



tized Xuvember 8, 1OO3 ; Hannah, baptized 
-May 28, 1665, aged about three months; 
EHzabetli, baptized Jul)- 14, 1667, aged about 
six months; i'liankful, baptized June 24, 16O9. 

{il) Ebenezer, son of Captain Robert Bab- 
cock, was baptized July 5, 1663, aged about 
seven months, and died at Sherborn, Decem- 
ber 15, 1717. He settled in Sherborn about 
1711. Children: Abigail, born March 5, 1O87 ; 
llannah, September 28, lOyo, died young ; 
Hannah, March 25, 1694: Ebenezer, men- 
tioned below. 

{Ill) Ebenezer {2), son of Ebenezer [i) 
Babcock, was born at Sherborn, Massachu- 
setts, September 4, 1697, and died October 16, 
1773. He married Aiehitable Burt, and set- 
tled at Coventry, Connecticut. Children born 
at Coventr\- : William, July 17, 1726, men- 
tioned below; Dorothy, July 17. 1729; Robert. 
July 5, 1732; Stephen, born and died May 25. 
1728; Abigail, born February 16, 1734-5; Ebe- 
nezer, July 18, 1740; Daniel, December 30, 

(1\ ) William, son of Ebenezer {2) Bab- 
bock, was born at Coventry, Connecticut, July 
17, 1726. He married Mary tiates. Children, 
born at Coventry: Ebenezer, May 8, 1751; 
Daniel, July 29, 1753; Azubah, June 21, 1755; 
Hannah, April 2, 1757; Roger, mentioned be- 
low; Alartha, December 10, 1760; Jonathan, 
born at Mansfield, December 8, 1762. Born 
at Coventry: Susannah, November 9, 1764; 
Alolly, November 16, 1766; Sibbel, December 
3, 1768; Jerusha, March 8, 1771 ; Olive. Feb- 
ruary 13, 1773; Caleb, March 25, 1775. 

{\' ) Roger, son of William Babcock, was 
born at Coventry, June 9, 1757. According 
to the first federal census of 1790 he was liv- 
ing at Coventry, and had in his family two 
males under sixteen and three females. He 
was one of the pioneers of Burlington, Ot- 
sego county, New York. He cleared a farm 
there in the wilderness, and afterward set- 
tled at South New Berlin, where he followed 
farming to the end of his life. He was also 
a blacksmith, and for many years followed his 
trade in addition to his agricultural interests. 
He died Alay u, 1836, in South New Berlin. 
His wife Thankful died March 9, 1822, aged 
sixty-six years. Children: i. Chester, bom 
at Burlington, March 31, 1790; supervisor of 
New Berlin, a blacksmith by trade : married 
Sarah G. Fox ; nine children. 2. Roger. 3. 
Alva, mentioned below. .\t least five other 
children, probably more. (Census of 1790.) 

(\1) Alva, son of Roger Babcock, was 
born April 19, 1799, in Burlmgton, New York, 
and died in South New Berlin, March 1, 1867. 
He removed from his native town to South 
New Berlin when a young man, and spent 
most of his active life in that town. He was 
a blacksmith by trade, and was accounted an 
expert craftsman, especially in the art of tem- 
pering a.xes and other edge tools. He was 
energetic and industrious, and accumulated a 
competence and raised a large family. In 
politics he was a Democrat, and for several 
years was in public office. He served the 
town of South New Berlin as justice of the 
peace and as supervisor. He attended the 
Baptist church. He married (first) April 22, 
1828, Rebecca Hubbell, born March 8, 1808, 
died February 18, 1836. He married (second) 
April 9, 1837, Isabelle Foote Pratt, born June 
19, 1807, died August 16, 1857. Children by 
first wife: Charles B., born June y, 1829, died 
December 19, 1896; Hobart, born January 4, 
1832, died September 3, 1890; Grove L., born 
October 24, 1833. Children by second wife : 
Linn, mentioned below ; Sidney Smith, born 
January 14, 1842, died August 30, 1866; 
Adrian; Francis Ray, born January 11, 1847, 
died March 4, 1850. 

(VII) Linn, son of Alva Babcock, was 
born at South New Berlin, Chenango county. 
New York, April 22, 1838, and died at Nor- 
wich. New York, October 2, 1901. At an 
early age he evinced great musical ability, 
and when about fifteen years old he began to 
study music at Cherry \'alley under Professor 
J. A. Fowler, a noted musician in his day. He 
began to teach in 1853, and gave instruction 
on the piano during the next three years at 
Fort Plain Seminary, I'^ort Edward Seminary 
and Hamilton Female Seminary. In 1855 he 
entered Aladison University (now Colgate), 
and in 1875 received from this institution the 
honorary degree of doctor of music. In 1859 
Mr. Babcock entered the University of Leip- 
sic, Germany, and studied there for three 
years. During his residence at the university 
he came to know Rubinstein and other cele- 
brated men. The elder Steinway took a great 
interest in his career, and until his death re- 
mained a faithful friend. When Mr. Babcock 
returned to his native land, he entered into 
partnership with his brother Adrian Babcock, 
and engaged in business as a dealer in pianos, 
music, etc., w-ith store at South New Berlin. 
He resumed the teaching of music also, with 



abundant success. In 1870 the firm removed 
its business to Norwich, New York, and 
bought a warehouse. The business of the firm 
flourished in its new location, and the house 
has continued to the present time among the 
foremost in its Une in this country. In Janu- 
ary, 1899, Linn H. Babcock, a son, became a 

For many _\ears Dr. Ilalicock was iirumineiu 
in Democratic pohtics in the state, and in 
1882 was a candidate for congress from this 
district. Though defeated, as was to be ex- 
pected, he cut down the normal Republican 
majority several thousand. He was chair- 
man of the Democratic county committee 
twelve years, and for two years was a mem- 
ber of the Democratic state committee. He 
was an admirer of Senators Hill and Mur- 
phy, whose personal friendship he enjoyed, to- 
gether with that of many other Democratic 
statesmen and leaders. He ranked among the 
best and most prominent and influential citi- 
zens of Norwich. He was always active, ener- 
getic and progressive notwithstanding physi- 
cal disabilities that would have brought des- 
pair to many. He was imbued with patriot- 
ism and public spirit, gave his support freely 
to every movement for the ])ubhc welfare, and 
advocated always what he believed to be the 
right side of public questions. His work for 
the Democratic party will long be remembered 
in this section. True as steel to his friends, he 
was generous and kindly in his relations with 
all men, and enjoyed the friendship and con- 
fidence of men of all classes, regardless of 
politics or other influences that tend to sepa- 
rate men in active life. He was a communi- 
cant of Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal 
church, and for many years a vestryman ; and 
a member of Norwich Lodge of Free Masons, 
Harmony Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and 
Norwich Commandery. Knights Templar. 

He married, October 26, 1869, Lilia J- Pot- 
ter, born in Laurens, Otsego county, New- 
York, daughter of Orman and Mary E. 
(Burdwin) Potter. Children: Sidney Smith. 
born August 3, 1870, died June 12. 1902: 
Mary Isabella, born June 6, 1872, died .Au- 
gust n, T872; Adrian Potter, mentioned be- 
low ; Linn Horatio, mentioned below ; Orman 
Truesdell. born November 11, 1877, died 
February 8, 1904: Lena Bell, born August 24. 
1879, married September 18. 1901. Frank 
Rogers, superintendent of Borden milk plants 
in main office. New York Citv, and thev have 

one (laughter, .Mary Helena Rogers, born 
June 15. 1904. 

Olll) .Adrian I'ottcr, son of Dr. Linn 
Babcock, was born at Norwich, New York, 
January 28, 1874, and died January 15, 1902. 
He attended the public schools, and at an 
early age demonstrated that he inherited the 
musical ability of his father. After gradu- 
ating from the jjublic schools and taking a 
course in a school at .Mbany, he applied him- 
self to mastering the piano under the instruc- 
tion of his gifted father, .\fterward he was 
for a year a student of the famous Schar- 
wenka. of .\ew \'ork Ciiy. and by the advice 
of tliis teacher he was sent to Germany for 
further study in music. .Accordingly, in !8(;4, 
he entered the Royal Conservatory of Leipsic, 
where his father had been a student years be- 
fore, and after three years, was graduated 
with high honors. Upon his return he was 
received with great favor by the musical 
world. He taught music in the public schools 
of Norwich, and conducted large classes in 
\Yaterville, Hamilton and other places in this 
section of the state. He was elected vice- 
president of the State Music Teachers' Asso- 

In February, kjoi, he was appointed 
musical director of the Asheville (North Caro- 
lina) Ladies' College, .Asheville, and won 
great success in his work in that institution. 
Largely owing to his genius and efficient la- 
bors, the school attained the highest degree 
of prosperity in its history. .At the close of 
his first year there, however, he was fairly 
worn out by his work, but instead of resting 
he conducted a summer school with the as- 
sistance of Professor F. W. Reisberg. of New 
York City. Though the enterprise was suc- 
cessful, the strain was too great for Mr. Bab- 
cock's constitution and he broke down. In 
commenting on his death, a local newspaper 
said : "His death following so close upon tliat 
of his distinguished father in whose footsteps 
he was so worthily following, is a grievous 
blow to his family and friends now doubly 
bereaved. Like his father, he had none of the 
afifectations or nervous irritability common to 
musicians, but was noted somewhat as an 
athlete a few years ago. Lie was a great 
favorite in society, generous, fun loving and 
honorable." Mr. Babcock was a member of 
Norwich Lodge, No. 302, Free Masons : Har- 
mony Chapter. No. 51. Royal .'Vrch Masons: 
Norwich Commandery, No. 46. Knights Temp- 


lar, and Ziyara Temple, Mystic Shrine. He 
was also a member of the Norwich Club. 

(V'illj Linn Horatio, brother of Adrian 
Potter Uabcock, was born at Norwich, Che- 
nango county, New York, May ii, 1876. He 
attended the public schools of his native town 
and was graduated from the Norwich high 
school. He began his business career as clerk 
in the store of L. & A. Babcock, piano mer- 
chants, established by his father and uncle, 
and has been a member of the firm since 
January, 1899. Since his father's death the 
business has been continued under the same 
name. Mr. Babcock has taken a lively inter- 
est in public affairs, and has been a trustee 
of the incorporated village of Norwich for 
seven years. In politics he is a Democrat. 
He is a thirty-second degree Mason, a member 
of Norwich Lodge; Harmony Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons ; Norwich Commandery, Knights 
I'emplar; and of Katurah Temple, Mystic 
Shrine, of Binghamton; also of the Eagles, 
Elks, and the local lodge of Odd Fellows. In 
religion he is a Episcopalian. 

He married, June 14, 1899, Marion Olive 
Whitmore, of Sherburne, New York, daugh- 
ter of George Byron and Marion Augusta 
(Furman) Whitmore, of Brooklyn. Her 
father was born in Columbus, New York, 
June 29, 1834, and died October 18, 1909, 
son of Luther Whitmore, who was born in 
Columbus, New York, in 1792, and Elsie 
(Perkins) Whitmore. Samuel Whitmore, 
father of Luther, married Annie Blackman, 
and came from Massachusetts to Chenango 
county. New York, with the pioneer settlers. 
Children of Linn H. Babcock : George Byron 
W'hitmore, born December 9, 1900; Linn Ho- 
ratio, February 22, 1903; x\drian, November 
25, 1909, died in infancy; Clarion Olive, Oc- 
tober 21, 1910. 

(VII) Adrian, son of Alva Babcock, was 
born in South New Berlin, Chenango county. 
New York, December 23, 1843. He attended 
the public schools of his native town and lived 
there until the year 1875. I" partnership with 
his brother Linn Babcock he engaged in the 
piano business in 1866, and since then the 
business, which was originally established in- 
his brother, has been conducted under the 
firm name of L. & A. Babcock. The store 
was moved to Norwich in 1876. and the firm 
has for many years had the largest retail 
piano trade in central New York. The firm 
devotes all its attention to the sale of pianos. 

piano players and organs. The show rooms 
at 68 East Alam street are undoubtedly the 
handsomest in the state, exceptmg only New 
Vork City. Ihe taste shown in the unique 
decorations and arrangement is worthy of 
special mention. Adrian Babcock continues 
at the head of the firm, and is perhaps the 
best known man in Central New York in his 
line of trade. The firm has the agency for 
the Chickering, Weber, Ivers & Pond, Whee- 
lock. Cable and other pianos, the Esty and 
Packard organs and pianola players, and has 
made a specialty of the Chickering piano. The 
firm has in recent \ears also maintained 
branch stores in various sections of the state. 
Since 1876 lAlr. Babcock has resided in Nor- 
wich. He is well known among all classes 
of men, and active and influential in public 
affairs. In politics he is a Democrat. He 
has been trustee of the incorporated village 
of Norw-ich. He is a member of Norwich 
Lodge of Free Masons ; of Harmony Chapter, 
Royal Arch Masons; of Norwich Command- 
ery, Knights Templar, and Ziyara Temple, 
M}stic Shrine, of Utica. In religion he is 
a Baptist. 

(The Whitmore Line). 
The name Whitmore is derived from a 
Gothic king, Widmar, "famous-with-the- 
spear," and as early as 121 5 the name ap- 
pears on the English records, at the time of 
the signing of the Great Charter at Runny- 
mede by King John. Whitmore Hall is sit- 
uated 146 miles from London, in the village 
of Whitmore, Staffordshire, England, and in 
1652 was held by the Mainwaring family 
when the family intermarried. John De Whit- 
more was mayor of Chester, 1369- 1372, and 
Sir George Whitmore was mayor of London 
in 1632. Doubtless the Whitmore family of 
America came from Staffordshire, although 
the descent has not been traced. 

(I) Francis Whitmore, the immigrant an- 
cestor, was horn in England, in 1625, and 
died at Cambridge, October 12, t68.v He 
married (first) Isabel, daughter of Richard 
and Margery (Crane) Parke. She died at 
Cambridge, March 31, 1665, and he married 
( second) November 10, 1666, Margaret 
Harty, who died March i, 1686. He came 
to .America very likely sometime in the 1630's, 
and before 1648 was in Cambridge, and owned 
property there, and Charlestown, Medford, 
and Lexington. His name and his wife's 
name appear on a petition to save an old 

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wuniaii charged wilh being a witch, though 
he was a Puritan. He served in King Phil- 
ip's war. He was a selectman and constable 
in 1668 and 1682. in his will he made pro- 
vision lor the education of his children. 
Children by first wife, born at Cambridge; 
Elizabeth, May 2, 1649; Erancis, mentioned 
below; John, October i, 1654; Samuel, May 

1, 1658; Abigail, July 30, 1660; Sarah, March 
7, 1662. Children by second wife, born at 
Cambridge; Margaret, September g, 1668; 
Erancis, March 3, 1671; Thomas, 1673; Jo- 
seph, 1675. 

(11) Lieutenant Erancis (2) Whitmore, 
son of Francis {i ) Whitmore, was born at 
Cambridge, October 12, 1650, and died at 
Middleton. Connecticut, September 9, 1700. 
He married, Eebrtiary 8, 1674, Hannah, 
daughter of William and Edith Harris. He 
was lieutenant in the Middleton train band in 
1691 and 1699. Children, born at Middleton: 
Francis, November 25, 1675 ; Hannah, Novem- 
ber 2^. 1677: Abigail, January 2^, 1681; Jo- 
seph, mentioned below; William, December 18, 
1689; Edith, March 3, 1692; Ezebel, Decem- 
ber, 1694; John, April, 1698, 

(HE) Joseph, son of Lieutenant Francis 
(21 Whitmore. was born at Middleton, Au- 
gust I. 1687, and died at Lyme, April 29, 
1737. He lived at Middleton. He married. 
May 16, 1709, Mary Warner, who died May 

2, 1732. Children, born at Middleton; Mary. 
April 15, 1710; Joseph, March 26, 1713, died 
June I, 1714; Abigail, born March 26, 1713; 
Hannah, December 25, 1715; Seth, April 24, 
1717; Martha. June 11, 1719; Erancis, Au- 
gust 3, 1721. died March 8, 172 — ; Samuel, 
January 10, 1723; Erancis (2ci), mentioned 
below; Jedidiah, June 29, 1728, died Febru- 
ary I, 1730. 

(lY) Erancis (3), son of Joseph Whitmore, 
was born at Middleton, April 8, 1723, and 
married, November 15, 1750, Elizabeth Hale, 

(V) Samuel, son of Erancis I 3) Whitmore. 
was born at Middleton, December 26, 1751. 
He married Annie Blackman, and came to 
Chenango county. New York, from Middle- 
ton, when a young man. tie was a cooper 
by trade, but spent most of his life in New 
York as a farmer. He became well-to-do and 
prominent in the town of Columbus, where 
he made his home, and both he and his wife 
lived to be eighty-six years of age. 

(VII Luther, son of Samuel Whitmore, 
wac horn in 1792, at Columbus, New York. 

i Ic w as educated at the public schools and at 
l-"airfield Academy, being a graduate there in 
1815. For a time he was clerk in a store 
and a surveyor, and also taught in district 
schools. Fie was among the best educated 
men of the times in the counlr)-, and a lover 
of Shakespeare. He was a farmer, and his 
good business methods brought him much 
land. In politics he was a Whig and Repub- 
lican, and during most of his life held public 
offices. He married Elsie, daughter of Dan- 
iel Perkins, an early settler in Shawler Creek, 
near the Creat Western turnpike. Children : 
Samuel, was a farmer in Chenango county ; 
Daniel E., a leading citizen of Marathon Vil- 
lage, Cortland county. New York; Ann F., 
married Nicholas Richer; Augustus C, a 
farmer in Wisconsin ; John L., a physician 
and pharmacist in Minnesota; George B., 
mentioned below ; Henry J., was a teacher 
and merchant in Minnesota; Lee H., of Min- 
nesota; Alice, married Andrew Robinson, a 
stone-mason in Chenango county. 

(VII) Hon. George Byron Whitmore, .son 
of Luther ^\'hitmore, was born in Columbus, 
New York, June 29, 1834. He was educated 
in the public schools and the academy, intend- 
ing to be a teacher, but instead he learned the 
carpenter's trade and became a builder and 
contractor for many years. .After some years 
he became interested in the wholesale produce 
business and gave up his other work. His 
headquarters were New Berlin and Edmes- 
ton, and he shipped to New York City until 
18C19, when he established his business there 
at 89 and 91 Warren street. He had a partner 
for five years, and then for nearly ten years 
he continued alone, constantly enlarging and 
improving his business. In July, 1885, his 
nephew, D. W. Whitmore, son of Daniel E. 
Whitmore, became a member of the firm, un- 
der the name of G. B. Whitmore & Co. They 
have an enormous business in cheese, butter, 
eggs and other farm products, and the agen- 
cies rate the company from $300,000 to $500,- 
000. There are few commission houses in 
New York which do so large a business. 

George Byron Whitmore was a prominent 
member and warden of the Episcopal Church 
of Sherburne, New York, where he removed 
after fifteen years in Brooklyn. New York. 
He built there one of the finest houses in the 
county, surrounded by beautiful grounds. 
He owned much real estate, and was always 
a strong supporter of the town. In politics 


he was a Republican, and served as presi- 
dent of the village corporation from 1886 to 
1891. For two terms he was supervisor of 
the town, being chairman of the board of 
supervisors one term. In 1885 he had a 
plurality over his Democratic opponent of 
1,130 votes for representative of Chenango 
county to the state assembly, and while in the 
assembly served as a member of the commit- 
tee on banks, and as chairman on the commit- 
tee on charitable and religious societies. He 
held many other public offices also, and 
was always very intluenlial and prominent. 
He died October 18, 1909. He married .Mar- 
ian A. Furman, daughter of Frederick i'ur- 
man. Child: Marion O., married L. H. ISab- 
cock (see Babcockj. 

(Ill) Israel Newton, son of 
XEWTOX James Newton (q. v.), was 
born JMarch 5, 1694. He was 
prominent in Colchester where he held many 
offices, as well as offices in the Colony. He 
was deputy to the general assembly, and cap- 
tain of the train band. In 1745, when the 
colonies organized the disastrous expedition 
against Cape Breton, he was appointed major 
of the forces sent out from Colchester, New 
London, and that vicinity. "On June 19th 
came the mournful tidings that the forces 
were defeated in an attempt on the Island bat- 
tery with a loss of 170 men. Among those 
who had fallen a victim to disease was Major 
Newton." He left seven children, among 
whom were: Anstass, born January i, 1716: 
Mary, March i, 1719; Hannah, June 28, 1721 : 
Abigail, October 17, 1723; Asahel, mentioned 

(1\') .-Vsahel, son of Israel Newton, was a 
minor at the time of his father's death, and 
he died in early manhood. He married De- 
light Chapman. Child. .Asahel, mentioned 

(V) Asahel (2), son of Asahel (i) New- 
ton, was born in Colchester, Connecticut, June 
I, 1758, died in Hamilton, New York, June 
I. 1834. He served in the revolution, from 
Connecticut, throughout the entire war. He 
was one of the picked men who led the way 
through the Palisades to siive entrance to the 
army of "Mad" .Anthony Wayne, and at York- 
town he was one of Washington's guards. 
During the last years of his life he lived with 
his son .Anson at Hamilton, Madison county. 
New "S'ork. on the farm taken up by his son 

William. .A short time after the revolution 
he married \ ersalia Uooth, of New London, 
Connecticut: she died March 28, 1843. She 
was daughter of William Booth, of New Lon- 
don. Children : William, mentioned below ; 
Erastus; .Vnson; Henry and Harvey, twins; 
Alvin : Daniel ; Alary ; Sally. 

( \ Ij William, son of Asahel (2j Newton, 
V. a> born in Colchester, Connecticut, October 
15. 1786, died in Sherburne, New York. Au- 
gust 13, 1879. He came to Berlin, Chenango 
count}-. New York, 1806, and later bought a 
tarm in Hamilton, where he removed and 
built a log house, and after getting his father, 
mother, and family of brothers and sisters 
settled in the new home, he went to Camden, 
Oneida county. New York, where he spent 
some time in the manufacture of woolen cloth, 
he was a fuller by trade. He bought a large 
farm in Sherburne, in 1 81 2, and lived there un- 
til his death. Two woolen mills which he 
built there were destroyed by fire. In addi- 
tion to this business he was a farmer, and af- 
ter the fires he gave up woolen manufacture 
and kept up the farming. He had much to 
do with the construction of the Erie. Black 
River, and Chenango canals, and also with 
the construction of railroads in Pennsylvania 
over which coal was carried from the mines 
to the canals. He helped to build the first 
railroad upon which a steam |)ropelled engine 
was ever run in .America, at Honesdale. Penn- 
sylvania, 1827-28. 

He married. August 22. 1810. Lois Butler, 
of Hamilton, daughter of Richard and Mercy 
(Sage) Butler: her ])arents came to Hamil- 
ton from Connecticut in 1794. She was born 
December 12, 1790. in Middletown. Connecti- 
cut, and died February 6. 1885, in Sherburne. 
Children : i . William Butler, born Septem- 
ber I, 181 1, died March 14, 1901: married 
Salina (iooding and they had daughter. Lois 
.Amelia, who married Chauncey ODell. 2. 
Louis A., October 10. 1813, died March 11, 
1904: married Charles A. Lathrop. 3. Lu- 
cinda, November 10. 1813, died January 26, 
1892; married (first) Ira Williams: child, 
Maria: married (second) David C. Buell. who 
died in 1868: children: Minnie. Ameha, Har- 
riet. Jessie. 4. Warren. December 31. 1817. 
died December 25, 1891 : was a banker in 
Norwich, New York; married Lydia Wheeler 
and had daughter, Louise, married Joel J. 
Bixbv, an attorney at Norw ich, and thev have 
son, \Varren N. Bixby. 5. Maria, January 


21, 1820, died June 17, 1836. 6. Mercy Ame- 
lia, l-'ebruary 7, 1823, died July 18, 1848, iu 
India ; married Charles Little, a missionary. 
7. Isaac Spencer, mentioned below. 8. Lu- 
cius, mentioned below. 9. Hubert A., 10. Al- 
bro ]., II. Homer C, all mentioned else- 

(\ Hj Isaac Spencer, son of William New- 
ton, was born Alay 18, 1825, in Sherburne, 
New Vork, died suddenly in Albany, New 
York, Aiarch ly, 1889, whither he had gone in 
the course of his legal profession. He was 
a graduate of Vale College in 1848, studied 
law in Norwich and New Vork City, and was 
admitted to jiractice in about 1850. He lo- 
cated at Sherburne, remaining for about two 
years, and then removed to Norwich where 
he was associated with his brother Warren 
in partnership under the tirm name of W. & 
L S. Newton. The partnership continued un- 
til 1856 when the senior member of the firm. 
Warren Newton, upon the organization of the 
National Bank of Norwich, withdrew from the 
practice of law and Isaac S. Xewton con- 
tinued the practice without partner for several 
years. In the latter fifties he was for two 
terms district attorney of the county of Che- 
nango. In about 1857 he formed a partner- 
ship with George ^1. Tillson under the firm 
name of Newton & Tillson. This partnership 
continued for a few years wlien he again re- 
sumed the practice without partner until 1884. 
At that time he formed a partnershi)) with 
his son. Howard 1). Xewton. under the firm 
name of 1. S. & II. 1). Xewton. This con- 
tinued until hi> death in i88y. Throughout 
his entire life he was very prominent in legal 
circles, having a large practice as a trial law- 
yer and was also much before the appellate 
court for the state. 

He married (first) in 1855, Jane Campbell, 
daughter of Robert and Hannah Dunla]). He 
married (second) Jane Newton in 1866. 
Children by first marriege : I. Lois i Sutler, 
married Hon. Albert F. Gladding, of Nor- 
\\ich. justice of the supreme court. 2. How- 
ard Dunlap. mentioned below. 3. Isaac B., 
born September 7, 1 861 : graduated from 
Yale, 1883: merchant; resides in Los Angeles. 
California: married (first) in 1885, Mary, 
daughter of John and Caroline (Foot) Mitch- 
ell, of Norwich, New York; she died in igoi 
leaving two children, Rowena M.. wife of 
Robert Leonard, and Burkett, Yale. 1914. 
Isaac B. married (second) Winifred Hunt. 4. 

Jane Campbell, born 18O4, died 1907; married 
Reuben Jeft'ery, M. U. ; one son, Reuben Jef- 
fery Jr., Vale College, 191 1. Children by 
second marriage; 5. Mary Elizabeth, mar- 
ried Dr. L. Grant Baldwin, a physician of 
ISrooklyn, New Vork; two children; Milli- 
cent and L. Grant Jr. 0. Edward P., born 
1874; graduate of Vale, 1897; married liniily 
Stoddard, of Los Angeles, California: they re- 
side in Corona, California; one child. 

( \ II) Lucius, son of William Newton, was 
born in Sherburne, Chenango county. New 
^'()rk, November 13, 1827, in the house in 
which he is now living. He received his early 
education in the public schools of his native 
town. He has always followed farming for 
an occupation, and has always lived on the 
farm on which he was born and which was 
purchased by his father a hundred years ago. 
The house was built in 1821 and the hand- 
some shade trees about the yard were set out 
by Mr. Newton fifty years ago. To the orig- 
inal one hundred and sixty acres owned by 
his father he has added from time to time 
until his present holdings amount to five hun- 
dred acres, all near the village of Sherburne. 
He has always been an industrious, progres- 
sive and successful farmer, making a specialty 
of his dairy. He is one of the leading and 
mo.'-t useful citizens of the town. In the Con- 
gregational church he has been a trustee for 
forty years, the same ]3eriod that hi> father 
filled the office. In politics he is a Rej)ul)li- 

He married (first) February 17, 1851, Har- 
riet .V. Lewis, born in New London, Con- 
necticut, in 1829. daughter of Charles Lewis. 
.She died June I, 1868. He married (second) 
.March 4, 1878. Gertrude G. Bigelow'. of .\u- 
burn. New York, daughter of Leander and 
.Mary Abieail (Brown) Bigelow. Children, 
bv first wife; i. Helen L., born January 3, 
iS^;, died 1 886; married .Melvin Ross and had 
three children: Harriet, ^\'illiam and Ame- 
lia ^\^ Ross. 2. ISelle \\'.. born December 
27. 1862: married Richard Kutschbach. a mer- 
chant in Sherburne. New York, and has two 
children ; Harold Newton, a graduate of Cor- 
nell L'niversity in the class of 1910. and Wini- 
fred Kutschbach. Child bv second wife: 3. 
Lois Lee, born May 23. 1883: married John 
Thurlier, of Sherburne, New York, and has 
children ; John N. Thurber. born November 
4, 1907. and Margaret Lois Tluirber. born 
May 22, 191 1. 


One of the most unique and un- 
i-ILLlS usual family records that have 

come to notice in the course of 
tracins; and writing ten thousand or more 
family histories is that of the Ellis family, 
inscribed on the Masonic apron of a remote 
ancestor. In the summer of 1897 Alexander 
Dunbar Ellis, then eighty-three years old. 
gave this apron to Malta Commandery. 
Knights Templar, of Binghamton, and it 
forms one of the treasures of that body. The 
apron was inscribed : "This apron belonged 
to Joseph H. Ellis, 1690; to his son Richard 
H. Ellis, 1735; to his grandson, Joseph H. 
Ellis. 1780: to his great-grandson. .Me.xander 
D. Ellis. A. M. and^R. A. M.. 1850: C. 1861 : 
K. T., 1864. who gave it on June 15, 1897, 
to Malta Commanrlery, Xo. 21." The exact 
meaning of the earlier dates is in question, 
but are most likely the dates of birth. The 
public records are not available to verify the 
dates. If not the dates of birth, the dates 
were when the ancestors were made Masons. 
As Alexander D. was born in 1814, it is 
most likely that 1780 was the date of his 
father's birth. To assume that he was made 
a Mason then would make his date of birth 
as early as 1759 and he would have been 
about sixty years old, at least, when his son 
was born and over eighty wdien the apron 
was passed on in 1835 to his son. The use 
of middle names before 1780 was almost un- 
known and it is open to doubt if the first 
two ancestors mentioned had middle names. 
The family was doubtless of English, Protes- 
tant stock, settling in Ireland probably in 
CromwelTs time. 

(I) Joseph H. Ellis was born in 1690, ac- 
cording to the Masonic apron mentioned 
above, in Ireland. Here he lived all his life. 
and left a son Richard H., mentioned below-. 

(II) Richard H., son of Joseph H. Ellis, 
was also born in Ireland, in 1735, if the dates 
on the apron are those of birth. He always 
lived in Ireland, and had a son Joseph Henry, 
mentioned below. 

CIII) Dr. Joseph Henry Ellis, son of Rich- 
ard H. Ellis, was born in Ireland in 1780, an- 
other date taken from the inscription on the 
apron. He received his education in Dublin. 
Ireland, and became a surgeon in the Rritish 
army. He lost his property during the rebel- 
lion, and came to the United States in 1802, 
settling in Otsego, Otsego county, Xew- York. 
He died in Tioga countv, Xew 'S'ork. He 

married Eliza Dunliar, who was born on the 
Isle of Wight. They had a son Alexander 
Dunbar, mentioned below\ 

(IN) Alexander Dunbar, son of Dr. Jo- 
seph Henry Ellis, was born at Otsego, Xew 
York, December 6, 1814, died in Owego, 
Tioga county. New York, August 25, 1903. 
In 1817 he went with his family to Troy, 
when only three years of age, and two years 
later they again moved to Harford Mills, New 
York. When he was fifteen years of age 
he went to Ithaca to learn the trade of a 
tailor, and also served as apprentice at Canan- 
daigua, and in the summer of 1834 began 
work as a tailor at Speedsville. He located 
in Smithboro in 1837, where he remained 
until 1842. He then moved to Owego where 
he spent the remainder of his life, excepting 
three years when he worked as cutter and 
foreman in the clothing department of S. L. 
Cary & Company, in liinghamton. In 1867 
he finished there and returned to Owego, 
where he formed a partnership with D. E. 
Comstock. in the merchant tailoring business 
in the .Ahwaga house block. 

Mr. Ellis was a member of the Masonic 
Order for more than fifty years and took 
great pride in his record as a Mason. In 
1850 he became a member of Friendship 
Lodge, in Owego. and also of New Jerusalem 
Chapter. Royal Arch Masons, when it was re- 
organized in 1851. In 1861 he took the coun- 
cil degree, and in 18O4 he joined Alalta Com- 
mandery, Knights Templar, at Binghamton. 
He held all of the difTerent offices in Friend- 
ship Lodge, and also all of the offices except 
that of tiler in the New Jerusalem Chapter, 
Royal Arch Masons. In the summer of 1897 
he presented the ■Masonic apron described 
above to Malta Commandery. 

He married, in 1835, in Speedsville, Xew 
York. Susan M.. daughter of William Leet. 
Children: Almanza D. : William H.. men- 
tioned below : Hiram L. ; Edwin and Edgar, 
twins: Demornia A., born October 27. 1845; 
Gorton F., born February 9, 1849. 

(V) William Henry, son of Alexander 
Dunbar Ellis, was born in Smithboro, Xew 
York, August 3, 1837. died in Owego, Xew 
York, rvlay 7, 1911. He came to Owego 
with his parents in 1842, and received his 
education in the public schools there. He was 
employed as a young man as clerk in the 
store of Charles and Prentice Ransom, and 
worked there until 1857 when the business 



was discontinued. He then became clerk in 
Ezra W'arren Reeves news otiice. After a 
few years here he began studying law in the 
office of Farrington & Parker. Later he 
served a year as a salesman in G. B. Good- 
rich & Company's dry goods store. For a 
few months after this he was employed as 
clerk in the Erie railway freight office. In 
1859 he returned to the employ of G. B. 
Goodrich & Company, and worked for them 
as salesman until 1864. In this year he was 
made a partner in the firm, and general man- 
ager of the business, which was established 
in 1810 by Major Horatio Ross, whom Char- 
les Talcott, his former clerk, succeeded, in 
1 83 1 George B. Goodrich, a nephew of Air. 
Talcott's. became his partner, and the firm 
remained under the name of G. B. Goodrich 
& Company until the death of Air. Talcott 
in 1861. Air. Ellis married a daughter of 
Mr. Goodrich's, and after the death of his 
father-in-law in January, 1886, he and Air. 
Goodrich's son, James \V. Goodrich, who had 
also been a partner in the firm since 1864. 
continued in the business. 

Air. Ellis was very active in village affairs, 
and from i8gi to 1903 was a member of the 
board of school commissioners. He was a 
vestryman of St. Paul's Episcopal Church al- 
most continually from 1861, and was one of 
the wardens of the church. For several years 
he was a director of the First National Bank 
of Owego, and he was vice-president at the 
time of his death. 

He married, October 15, 1861, Sarah Tal- 
cott Goodrich, daughter of George B. and 
Sarah (Talcott) Goodrich. She was born 
December 29, 1841, in Owego, New York. 
Children : George, died in infancy ; James, 
died in infancy; Charlotte, born 1872; Charles 
Talcott, born 1876, is in office of Schmidt 
& Gallatin, brokers. New York ; William 
Goodrich, mentioned below. 

(VI) William Goodrich, son of William 
Henry Ellis, was born in C)wego, New York, 
February 8, 1882. He was educated in the 
public schools of Owego and studied law in 
Cornell University, from which he was gradu- 
ated in 1905, and was admitted to the bar 
the same year. He has practiced since 1905 
in Owego under the firm name of Andrews & 
Ellis. He is a member of Friendship Lodge, 
Free and Accepted Alasons, and of Jerusalem 
Chapter, Royal .Arch Alasons. In religion he 
is a member of the Episcopal church. He is 

a Republican and now (,1912) is a member 
of the school board of Owego. 

He married, November 27, 1907, Drusilla, 
daughter of Albert C. and Rose (Snedeker) 
Burt. Child: John Talcott, born May 7, 

The first Bradleys are said 
BRADLEY to have come from the mar- 
ket town of Bingley in the 
West Riding of Yorkshire, about twelve miles 
northeast of Leeds, on the River Aire. The 
town of Bradley was about six or seven miles 
to the north. The name is Anglo-Saxon, 
meaning a broad field or pa.sture. The father 
of the American pioneers of the family is not 
known, nor is the name of his first wife. 
His second wife, Elizabeth, came to America 
with the children. Later she married (sec- 
ond) John Parmalee, who died November 8, 
1659, ^nd she married (third) Alay 27, 1663, 
John Evarts, who died Aiay 10, 1669. She 
died in January, 1683. Both her husbands 
in America were of Guilford, Connecticut. 
She is said to have come over in 1648. Chil- 
dren: I. William, of New Haven, born in 
England about 1620, died 1680; married, at 
New Haven, Connecticut, February 18, 1645, 
Alice, daughter of Roger Pritchard, of 
Springfield, Massachusetts ; she died in 1692 ; 
he was ancestor of most of the Connecticut 
Bradleys. 2. Daniel. 3. Joshua, of New 
Haven. 4. Ellen, married John AUin. 5. 
Nathan, born 1638. 6. Stephen, mentioned 

(II) Stephen, son of Elizabeth Bradley, 
was born in England in 1642. In 1660 he 
settled in Guilford, Connecticut, and died 
there January 20, 1702. Children: Stephen: 
Abraham, mentioned below. 

(III) Abraham, son of Stephen Bradley, 
was born in Guilford, Connecticut, Alay 13, 
1675, died April 20, 1721. He married Jane, 
daughter of Christopher Leaming, of Long 
Island. Children, born at Guilford : Abra- 
ham, mentioned below ; David, died in Salis- 
bury, Connecticut, 1774; Joseph, died in Guil- 
ford, 1799. 

(IV) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (i) 
Bradlev, was born in Guilford, Connecticut. 
July 26, 1702, died in 1771. In 1723 he was 
graduated from Yale College, and after this 
he lived in his native town until about 1750. 
During this time he taught the grammar 
school, at a salarv of fortv dollars a year, 



with the exception of a few interruptions of a 
year or two at a time. His wife died in 
1/57, S'liJ ^t that time he is said to have 
moved to Litchfield, Connecticut. He mar- 
ried Reliance Stone, born in Guilford, Sep- 
tember 24, 1712, died April i, 1757, daugh- 
ter of William Stone. Children : Abraham, 
born December 11, 1731 ; Learning, mentioned 
below ; Peleg ; Phineas. 

(.\') Learning, son of Abraham (2) Brad- 
ley, was born in Guilford, Connecticut, June 
ii> '^71>7^ died at Bantam, formerly Bradley- 
ville, Litchfield county, Connecticut, Decem- 
ber 20, 1820. He married, November 15, 
1759, Anna Miller, widow of Seth Miller. 
Children: Lucretia, born 1761, married (first) 
Truman Bishop, (second) David Stoddard; 
Captain Aaron, mentioned below ; Dr. Com- 
fort, born 1766, died August 21, 1880; Lucy, 
born 1767, married Jacob Kelborn; Joseph, 
born 1770; Anna, married Levi Kelborn. 

(M) Captain Aaron Bradley, son of Leam- 
ing Bradley, was born at Bantam, Connecti- 
cut, August 27, 1762. died October 24, 1843. 
He married Loren. born in 1769, died January 
4, 1844, daughter of Dr. Abernathy, of Har- 
v^ington, Connecticut. She was of Scottish 
descent. Children: Leaming, born in 1799. 
died July 16, 1819; Anne, married Henry 
Wadsworth ; Maria, married William Coe ; 
Horace, mentioned below. 

(VH) Horace, son of Captain Aaron 
Bradley, was born in Bantam, Connecticut, 
died in Guilford, New York, 1847. He was 
a farmer, and also had a tavern in Bantam, 
where most of his life was spent. His father 
and grandfather had both Ijeen active in town 
affairs in Bantam, which had been called 
Bradleyville, and he also was among the 
prominent men of the town. He married 
Hannah Twichell. born in 1 79 1, died August 
18. 1844. 

Children: i. Leaming. married Mary 
-Simonds and had several sons. 2. Freder- 
ick .\bcrnathy, born October 10. 1810; 
married Nancy, daughter of Thomas Welton, 
of \\'aterbury, Connecticut. 3. .\ugustus, 
born 1812, died 1890: married Julia Clemens 
and had four girls and one son. 4. Henry. 5. 
Julia .'\nne, born 1814, died June, 1894; mar- 
ried .^sa Sheppard. 6. John, born 181 7, died 
1903. at Bangor, Illinois. 7. Edward S.. 
mentioned below. 8. .^aron, married (first) 
Harriet Hayes, (second) Catherine Bolls, 
(third) Mrs. Philena Reynolds, g. Clark, 

born 1832; married Harriet Godfrey. 10. 
Amelia, born 1834; married (first) D. D. 
Beebe, (second) Seth Phillips. 

(VHl) Edward S., son of Horace Brad- 
ley, was born in Bantam, Connecticut, Decem- 
ber I, 1819, died in Guilford, New York, 
January 31, 1884. He received a public 
school education in Bantam, where he spent 
his early life, and learned the trade of a cab- 

\\'hen he was about twenty-three years 
of age he came to New York state, set- 
tling in Guilford, where he resided the re- 
mainder of his life. For some years he con- 
ducted a farm, and during the later years of 
life he had a large business in country prod- 
ucts such as butter and cheese, and kept up 
active work in this until his death. In poli- 
tics he was a Democrat. For many years he 
was a vestrvman in Christ's Church in (iuil- 

He married (first) Flora Dickinson, 
trie married ( second ) Esther C. Smith, born 
March 21, 1828. and now lives with her son. 
Dr. .Allen Erastus Bradley. She was daugh- 
ter of Erastus P. Smith. Child of first wife : 
Edward, married Louise Reed, and they have 
a daughter, Blanche. Child of second wife : 
-Allen Erastus, mentioned below. 

(IX) Dr. .Alien Erastus ISradley, son of 
Edward S. Bradley, was born in Guilford, 
New York, January 10, 1861. He received 
his early education in the public schools of 
his native town. He studied his profession 
of dentistry in the L'niversity of Pennsyl- 
vania and received his degree there in 1882. 
In the same year he located in Norwich, New 
York, and he has practiced his profession 
there to the present time. He is a communi- 
cant of the Protestant Episcopal church. In 
Free Mas^onry he has attained the highest 
degree, the thirty-third. Scottish Rite, and 
is one of the best known Masons in the state. 
He is a member of Norwich Lodge. No. 302 : 
of Harmony Chapter, No. 151. Royal .Arch 
Masons: Royal and Select I^Iasters; Norwich 
Commandery, No. 216, Knights Templar: 
Chenango Consistory, No. 31, Supreme 
Princes of the Royal Secret. In politics he 
is a Democrat. 

He married, .April 22. 1896, Dora Elizabeth 
Maxson, of West Burlington, New A'ork. 
daughter of Levi and Cordelia Maxson. They 
have had one child. Edward Maxson Brad- 
lev, who died in infancv. 



The surname Slanlon is de- 
STANTOX rived from a place name, and 
is identical with Stonington 
in origin. The family is of ancient English 
origin. Robert Stanton, an early settler of 
Newport, Rhode Island, was the progenitor 
of Hon. Edwin Al. Stanton, of Lincoln's cabi- 
net; he died in Newport, in 1672, aged sev- 
ent} -three years. There was a John Stan- 
ton in Virginia in 1635, and Thomas Stanton, 
aged twenty, sailed for Mrginia in the mer- 
chantman "Bonaventura." The family histo- 
rian thinks he went to Virginia, then came to 
Connecticut. But many ships whose records 
state that Virginia was the destination, came 
to New England. The "Bonaventura" may 
have landed some passengers in Virginia, 
others in Connecticut, or Boston. 

(I) Thomas Stanton, the immigrant an- 
cestor, was in Boston in 1636, and is on rec- 
ord as a magistrate there. If the same man 
came in 1635, his age must have been under- 
stated, for men of twenty-one were not mag- 
istrates in the colony. In 163D he was act- 
ing as Indian interpreter for Governor Win- 
throp. It is reasonable to suppose that he 
was a trader, and had been both to New Eng- 
land and Virginia before 1635, in order to 
have sufficient knowledge of the language of 
the Indians to become an interpreter. His 
services as interpreter during the Pequot War 
were invaluable, according to an historian 
of New London. He served through the 
above mentioned war, and special mention is 
made of his bravery in the battle of Fair- 
field Swamp, where he nearly lost his life. 
He must have returned to Boston at the close 
of the war, for he was one of the magistrates 
in the trial of John Wainwright, October 3, 
1636. In February, 1639, he and his father- 
in-law, Thomas Lord, were settled in Hart- 
ford, Connecticut, coming thither soon after 
the colony of Rev. Thomas Hooker, who es- 
tablished the town. He was appointed offi- 
cial interpreter for the general court at Hart- 
ford, April 5, 1638, and at the same session 
was sent with others on a mission to the War- 
ranocke Indians and as a delegate to an In- 
dian-English council meeting at Hartford. 
He was interpreter for the Yorkshire (Eng- 
land) colonists at New Haven, November 24, 
1638. when the land on which the city of New 
Haven is located was bought of the Indians. 
He was an Indian trader as early as 1642, 
when with his brother-in-law, Richard Lord, 

he made a voyage to Long Island to trade and 
collect old debts. That he traded as far away 
as Virginia we know from an ancient docu- 
ment on file in New Haven colony, without 
date, but apparently entered in 1668 or 1669. 
He had the grant of a monopoly of trading 
with the Indians at Pawcatuck and along the 
river of that name. He built a trading house 
there, and about 1651 removed to Pequot, and 
in 1658 occupied his permanent residence at 
Stonington. In 1650 the general court ap- 
pointed him interpreter to the elders, who re- 
quired him to preach the gospel to the Indians 
at least twice a year. He sold his grant of 1649 
to George Tongue in 1656. In March, 1652, he 
received 500 acres on the river, adjoining his 
home lot, and in 1659 Cassawashitt deeded 
to him the whole of Pawcatuck Neck and the 
small islands that lay near to it, known as 
"The Hommocks." This deed was confirmed 
by the court, 1671. He was elected a 
deputy magistrate by the general court, 
May 15, 1 65 1. He was appointed with 
Rev. Mr. Pierson, of New Haven, to prepare 
a catechism in the Narragansett or Pequot 
language for the commissioners of the United 
Colonies, but Mr. Pierson's removal pre- 
vented the undertaking. In 1658 he removed 
to Wequetequock Cove, two miles and a half 
east of Stonington, where he was the third 
settler; it was then called Southington, Mas- 
sachusetts, and pari of .Suffolk county. In 
1658 he was appointed one of the managers. 
His farm was on the east side of the Pawka- 
tuck river, near its mouth. In 1664 he was 
a commissioner to try small causes, and in 
1665 had authority to hold a semi-annual 
court at New London. In 1666 he was re- 
elected commissioner or county judge ; also 
overseer-general of the Coassatuck Indians ; 
also a commissioner of appeals in Indian af- 
fairs, and he was successively re-elected com- 
missioner until his death in 1677. He was a 
member of the general assembly in 1666, and 
was elected in succeeding years without inter- 
ruption until 1674. In 1667 he was granted 
250 acres on the Pachaug river, and the same 
year he was called upon to settle threatening 
trouble between Tineas and the Niantic tribe. 
Almost constantly he was engaged in the pub- 
lic service, especially in the discharge of the 
duties of his office as Indian commissioner. 
He and his sons were active in King Philip's 
war, and all of his sons were useful and 
prominent as Indian interpreters and peace- 



makers. He was one of the founders of the 
church at Stonington, June 3, 1674, and his 
name was the first on the roll. He died De- 
cember 2, 1677, and was buried in the family 
burial ground between Stonington and W'es- 
terl}-. He married Ann, daughter of Dr. 
Thomas and Dorothy Lord, born 1621, in 
England. Her father was the first physician 
licensed to practice in Connecticut by the gen- 
eral court, June 30, 1652, and the rates he 
could charge for visits in Hartford, Wethers- 
field, Windsor and other towns in this section 
were fixed in the license, a salary of fifteen 
pounds to be paid by the county. In Hart- 
ford his stipend fixed at twelve pence, about 
a quarter of a dollar ! Thomas Stanton's wife 
survived him, and spent her last days with 
her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Noyse, of Ston- 
ington, where she died, 1688. 

The Lord coat-of-arms is described as fol- 
lows : Argent on a fess gules between tliree 
cinque foils azure a hind passant between two 
I)heons or. The original home of Thomas 
Stanton at Hartford is now occupied by the. 
Jewell Leather Belting Company factory. 
Children: Thomas, born 1638; John, men- 
tioned below; Alary, 1643; Hannah, 1644; 
Joseph, 1646: Daniel, 1648; Dorothy, 1651 ; 
Robert, 1653; Sarah, 1655; Samuel, 1657. 

(H) John, son of Thomas Stanton, was 
born in 1641, in Hartford, and died in Ston- 
ington, October 31, 171 3. He was a pupil of 
the famous old school teacher of the Puritans. 
Elijah Corlet. In 1654 he and John Minor, 
son of Thomas Alinor, were selected b}' the 
court of commissioners to be educated for 
teachers of the gospel to the Indians. Both 
young men ultimately left their studies and 
engaged in other pursuits. In 1664 John 
Stanton became the first recorder of the town 
of Southertown, now Stonington. February 
18, 1675, he was commissioned captain in one 
of the four Connecticut regiments in King 
Philip's war. He served with distinction in 
the war, and was in command at the time of 
the capture of Canonchet, the chief sachem 
of the \arragansetts. This service was ac- 
kn(jwledged by the court by the remittance 
of a fine imposed in 1675. May 10, 1710, a 
deed of trust was executed in favor of Cap- 
tain Stanton and four others, by which the 
eastern part of the Mohegan lands was for- 
ever settled on the Mohegan tribe, under the 
regulation of the said five and their succes- 
sors. A few years before his death he di- 

vided his real estate among his sons by deed, 
and in his will, dated 1713. he confirmed these 
gifts of land. The homestead farm, on the 
banks of the Mystic river, comprised about 
three hundred acres and the site of his man- 
sion is still to be seen. The lands are still 
in possession of a descendant. He married, 
1664, Hannah, daughter or sister of Rev. 
William Thompson Jr., whose father was 
Rev. William Thompson, of Braintree, Mas- 
sachusetts. The younger William was ap- 
pointed in 1657 to be a missionary to the Pe- 
quots. He lived in Stonington and New Lon- 
don until 1663, when he removed to Surry 
county, Mrginia. It is supposed that he re- 
turned and died in Stonington, where his 
grave is in the old burial ground at Wickete- 
quack Cove. Children : John, born Alay 22, 
1665; Joseph, mentioned below, Thomas, 
April, 1670; Ann. October i. 1673; died 
March 2Tj. 1680; Theophilus, June 16, 1676; 
Dorothy, 1680. 

(III) Joseph, son of John Stanton, was 
born June 22, 1688. and died in 1751. He 
left no will, and his estate was divided among 
his three sons and four daughters. He mar- 
ried, Jul\- 18, 1696. Margaret, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Hannah ( Denison ) Chesebro. 
He inherited the Stanton homestead farm 
from his father, and lived there all his life. 
Children: Hannah, born December 15, 1698: 
Margaret, October 17, 1701 : Zerviah, Sep- 
tember 24, 1704: Sarah. February 22, 1706: 
Anna. August 6, 1708: Dorothy, born and 
died in July, 1710: Joseph, mentioned below; 
John, September 29, 1714: Nathaniel, July 
29, 1716. 

(IV) Lieutenant Joseph 12) Stanton, son 
of Joseph ( T) Stanton, was born May i, 1712, 
and married. November 6, 1735, Anna Whee- 
ler, of Stonington, born December 24, 171 3. 
died October 20, 1799. They lived in .Stoning- 
ton, where he died Alarch 14. 1773. Children: 
Hannah, born August 8. 1736: Joseph, men- 
tioned below: Margaret, November 3, 1741 : 
Isaac Wheeler, January 14, 1744; William, 
March 5, 1745; Anna. February 23. 1747: 
Nathan, December 15, 1749: Eunice, Novem- 
ber 12. 1751 : Martha, August 28, 1756; Dor- 
othy, January 21, 1760. 

(Y') Joseph (3"), son of Lieutenant Joseph 
(2) Stanton, was born May 31. 1739, in -Ston- 
ington, married Hannah Chesebro. who died 
in Groton, Connecticut, 1835. They lived in 
Groton, where he died, 1832. Children, born 


in Groton : Jolin, July 25, 107O; Joseph, May 
II, i/Oy; vVnna, August 13, 1771, died April 
,v ^779- -^'iios, meiitiout'd below; Desire, 
June 10. J775: JtJsliua, April 1, 1777, died 
March 28, 1779; Anna, .\ia\ 2, 1771;; Joshua 
C, June 1, J781 ; Hannah, Ma)- 22, 1783: 
Mary, July 4, 1785; Robert, May 0, 1787. 

(\'l) Amos, son of Joseph (3) Stanton, 
was born in Groton, June 10, 1773, and mar- 
ried, December 13. 1795, Sabra I'almer, of 
Edmeston, Otsego county. New York, born 
July 6, 1774, died February 25, 1859. ^^^ ^^'^^ 
a farmer by occupation, and a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. He died April 
24, 1856, in Otselic, Chenango county. New 
York. Children : Sabra, born September 24, 
1796; Amos C, mentioned below: Corren I'., 
December 10, 1799; Edward A., April 8, 
1804; Warren P., .Mav 22. 1806: Gilbert, 
May 29. 1808, 

(\'I1) Amos C, son of Amos Stanton, was 
born in Otselic, i\lay 7, 1798, and died June 
10, 1840. He married, February, 1818, Han- 
nah Burdick ; (second) Azubah Duncan, born 
August 10, 1795, died January 28, 1874. He 
was a farmer by occupation, a Methodist in 
religion, and a Whig in politics. Children : 
Samuel B., born January 19, 1818: Harrison 
.\1., December 20, 1832; Sally; Albert C., 
mentioned below. 

(X'lH) Albert C. Stanton, son of Amos C. 
Stanton, was born July 30, 1835, in Otselic, 
died January 18, 1901. He married. January 
29, 1853. Susan Brown, of Georgetown, New 
York, born March 30, 1837, died January 21, 
1907. They lived in the latter town, where 
he was a fanner. He was a justice of the 
peace, and a Republican in jjolitics. In re- 
ligion he was a Methodist. Children: i. 
Mary E., born December 21, 1853, married, 
1872, Harvey E. Priest, born September 6, 
1852: children: Lilian E., born October i, 
1873; Earl Stanton, August 15, 1876, died 
January 4. 1908, 2. Minna B., October 26, 
1864; married, January 19, 1888, Charles E. 
Thompson, of Elmira and Cortland. New 
York. (See Thomp.son. ) 

This family is one of the most 
POTTER ancient and numerous in 

America. No less than eleven 
dift'erent immigrants of the name came to 
New England during the seventeenth cen- 
tury. They were Anthony Potter, of Ips- 
wich. ^Massachusetts : George, of Portsmouth, 

Rhode Island: (ieorge, of Lancaster, Eng- 
land; Ichabod, of I'urtsmouth, Rhode island: 
John and William, of New Haven, Connecti- 
cut ; Martin, of South Shields, England ; Mar- 
tin, of Philadelphia; Nathaniel, of Ports- 
mouth, Rhode Island; Nicholas, of Lynn. 
.Massachusetts; Robert, of Warwick, Rhode 

So far as known none of the immi- 
grants was related to any other, though it is 
conjectured that the Rhode Island settlers, 
George, Nathaniel and Robert, might possibly 
be connected. The family has included many 
noted ecclesiastics and professional men of all 
classes. The records of Yale, Harvard and 
other New England colleges show many of 
tlie names among graduates. 

(I) Nathaniel Potter, of Portsmouth, 
Rhode Island, was born in England and set- 
tled before 1638 on the Island of .\quidneck. 
which is now Rhode Island, where lie was 
admitted an inhabitant in 1638. With twenty- 
eight others he signed the compact for the 
government of the colony, April 30, 1639. 
tie died before 1644, leaving a wife, Dorothy, 
born 1617, who survived him about fifty-two 
\ears, dving in I'nyi. She married (second) 
j. Albro. 

(II) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel 11) 
and Dorothy Potter, was born in England. 
He came with his parents to Portsmouth, 
Rhode Island, settling in manhood at Dart- 
mouth, Massachusetts, where he was admitted 
a freeman in 1677. He died between Octo- 
ber 18, and November 20. 1704, the respecti\e 
dates of making and proving his will, which 
instrument made his widow and son, Stokes, 
executors, and his friends, James Tripp and 
Hugh Mosher, overseers. To this son he left 
tme-half the land on the north side of the 
road and other property. Children: Nathan- 
iel, born about 1640 in Port.smouth, died Oc- 
tober 20, 1704; Ichabod, mentioned below; 
Stokes, born at Dartmouth. 

(III) Ichabod. second son of Nathaniel 
(2) Potter, was born about 1677, perhaps in 
Portsmouth, and died in 1755, at Dartmouth. 
He had wife, Eleanor. His will made March 
15, 1754, and proved November 4. 1755, dis- 
posed of thirteen geese, one ox, two heifers, 
three cows and other stock, and bequeathed 
his homestead to his sons, Jonathan and Icha- 
bod. To his wife he gave the household 
goods, a sum of money, a cow and the privi- 
leares of the homestead. Children : Rebecca. 



George, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Stokes, Ichabod, 

(IV) Jonathan, second son of Ichabod and 
Eleanor Potter, was born November 14, 17 16, 
in Dartmouth, and inherited from his father 
a part of the paternal homestead on which 
he dwelt. He married, September 28, 1740, 
Rebecca, daughter of John Southward. Chil- 
dren : Peleg, Wesson, Preston, Lucy, Sarah, 
Jonathan, Thomas, Philip. 

(\') Peleg, eldest child of Jonathan and 
Rebecca (Southward) Potter, was born about 
1742. He resided in Dartmouth, where he 
died at the age of eighty-three years. The 
Massachusetts revolutionary rolls show that 
he was a seaman on the brigantine "Hazard," 
Captain Simeon Samson ; entry, December 
25, 1777; dismissed, March 8, 1778; served 
two months and thirteen days. He married, 
March 12, 1761, Theodate Tripp, who died 
at the age of seventy-three years. Children : 
Noah, Pardon, Benjamin, Southward. Ste- 
phen, Betsy, Rebecca, Cynthia, Theodate, 

(\T) Benjamin, third son of Peleg and 
Theodate (Tripp) Potter, was born Septem- 
ber 22, 1764, in Dartmouth. He was an early 
settler at Pompey. New York, where he re- 
mained until his death. He married Amy 
Manchester, of Rhode Island, and had chil- 
dren : Elizabeth, Charlotte, Henry H., Brad- 
ford A., Peleg, Dr. Stephen M., Theodate. 
Hiram. Southward, Noah, Harvey, Merritt 
M.. Julia Ann. 

(VII) Bradford A., second son of Benja- 
min and Amy (Manchester) Potter, was 
born March 29, 1793, in Pompey. He resided 
in Corning. New York, where he died in 1855. 
He was a lumber merchant, and served as 
captain of a company in the war of 181 2. He 
was a Whig in politics, and an attendant of 
the Presbyterian church. He married Sally 
A. Foster, who survived him nearly thirty 
years, dying in 1884, in Elmira, New York. 
They had three sons who grew to maturity, 
and a daughter Sally .-\. The second son, 
Albert M., located in Galveston, Texas, where 
he died. The third, Cranston S., resided in 
Corning, New York, through most of his life, 
and died at Elmira. 

(VIII) Aaron F.. eldest son of Bradford 
A. and Sally A. (Foster) Potter, was born 
November 24, 1813. in Dryden. New York. 
died .-August 3. 1883, in Elmira. He gradu- 
ated at Cortland Academv. Homer, New York, 

and was engaged in the lumber business 
throughout his active life, being many years 
established at Elmira, as a manufacturer as 
well as dealer. He was of a modest retiring 
nature, a warm friend of education and 
served as trustee of schools in Elmira. He 
was reared in the faith of the Presbyterian 
church, but because of the attitude of that 
body toward abolition of slavery he left it 
and joined the Congregational church of El- 
mira. He was a bitter opponent of slavery, 
and was one of the most active supporters 
of the RepubHcan party from its organiza- 
tion. He married, at Homer, in 1836, Maria 
L., born there in 1813, died 1887, daughter 
of Dr. Lewis and Mary (Bell) C)wen, both 
of New York City. They had two children : 
Sarah M. and George Frederick. The for- 
mer is now the widow of Coryden G. Cone, 
residing at McMinnville, Oregon. 

(IX) George Frederick, only son of Aaron 
F. and Maria L. (Owen) Potter, was born 
May 31, 1839, in Elmira, where he grew to 
manhood. For six years he was a student of 
the Elmira Academy, conducted by E. N. 
Barber, a well known educator of his day, and 
graduated from Cortland Academy at Homer, 
in 1853, at the age of fourteen years. For 
some time he was an assistant of his father 
in conducting the lumber business. He en- 
tered the army at the outbreak of the civil 
war, and served in the armies of the Poto- 
mac and the James. He participated in the 
battle of Bull Run and battles of the Penin- 
sula campaign, the battle of Cold Harbor, 
Bermuda Hundred and other engagements. 
He was discharged in September, 1865, and 
immediately engaged in the life insurance 
business in New York City. Colonel Potter 
has always been much interested in literary 
matters, and has delivered many lectures on 
religious and other topics throughout the 
United States. From 1894 to 1899 he was 
president of the Commercial Transportation 
Company and traveled much in South .\mer- 
ica, promoting business relations between this 
country and those of the Southern Continent. 
He subsequently delivered many lectures on 
the "Commercial Possibilities of South Amer- 
ica" before chambers of commerce, boards of 
trade, manufacturers' associations and other 
bodies in this country. He is now connected 
with the Preferred .A^ccount Insurance Com- 
pany, of New York, of which his son Wilfrid 
is secretary. He has been actively identified 



as a Aiason with tlie York and ScuUish Kites, 
also with the indei)cndcnt (Jrder of Odd Fel- 
lows, Knights of I'xthias and Cjrand Army of 
the Republic. In religious faith he is a bap- 
tist, and has always sustained Republican 
principles with voice and vote. 

He married. May 10, i860, Cecilia De 
Latruite Came, born at Alexandria, \'ir- 
ginia, daughter of Richard L. and Cecilia 
(Shakes) Carne, natives of the same place. 
]\lr. Carne was a hardware merchant there. 
Colonel and i\Irs. Potter have one son, Wil- 
frid, born February 10, 1861, in Alexandria. 

John Thomas Sr., of New 
THOMAS Haven, Connecticut, the foun- 
der of this family, died there 
December 15, 1671. He married Tabitha 

. Children: Sarah, born abotU 1640, 

died December 28, 171 1, married, October 14, 
1658. William Wilmot: John (2), died be- 
tween May 9 and July 25, 1712. married, 
January 12, 1671, Lydia Parker; Daniel, re- 
ferred to below; Elizabeth, born .Mav 15, 
1648, married. January, 1673, John Holt; 
Samuel, born September 5, 165 1. died before 
November 30, 1711, married Elizabeth, prob- 
ably Osborne; Tabitha, born December 18, 
1653, died August 18, 1725, married, Novem- 
ber 5, 1674, Eleazar Holt ; Joseph, baptized 
November 9, 1660, died April 10, 1739, mar- 
ried, March 21. 1688. Abigail Preston. 

(H) Daniel, son of John and Tabitha 
Thomas, died in West Haven, Connecticut, 
in February, 1694. He married. February 3, 
1669, Rebecca, daughter of John Thompson, 
of East Haven, who survived him and mar- 
ried ("second) as his second wife, about 
1703-4, John Perkins. Children: A son, died 
in 1670: John, referred to below; Dorothy, 
born about 1674, married, April 13. 1693, 
nenry Tolles ; Daniel (2). born February 14. 
1676, died before 1760, married, December 
10, 1702, Eunice Brown; Dinah, born Decem- 
ber 26, 1678, died 1769, married (first) John 
Sherman, (second) June 2, 1733. Zachariah 
Rlackman ; Samuel, born January 30, 1680, 
died young; Recompence, born May 27, 1683, 
died August 31. 1703, unmarried. 

(HI) John, son of Daniel and Rebecca 
(Thompson) Thomas, was born in ^^^est Ha- 
ven, Connecticut, about 1672. and died there 

January 25. 1712. He married Mary , 

who survived him and married (second) be- 
fore October 5, 1719, Richard Porter. Chil- 

dren: Enoch, born May 1, 1()98, married, 

^ — ; Abraham, referred to below ; 

Fphraim, born February 19, 1702, removed 
to No. I, Hampshire county, Massachusetts; 
Rebecca, born January 19, 1704, married Jo- 
seph Plumb Jr., of Milford, Connecticut; 
Mary, born April 19, 1707, married Augus- 
tus Briant, of Canaan, Connecticut; Recom- 
pence, born November 2, 1709, removed to 
Ridgefield, Connecticut; John (2), born July 

22, 1712, married . 

(IVJ Abraham, son of John and Mary 
Thomas of West Haven, Connecticut, was 
born there June 18, 1700, and died in Dur- 
ham, Connecticut, before January 31, 1767. 
He removed to Durham as a young man, and 
married there Hannah Sutl'ieff. Children : 
Hannah, born April 23, 1728, married Lem- 
uel Fland, removed to Branford, Connecticut; 
Jerusha, born March 10, 1730, married David 
Johnson, removed to Norfolk, Connecticut ; 
.Abraham (21, referred to below ; Sarah, bap- 
tized August 10, 1733; Mary, baptized June 
-6, 1737; Phebe, born April 17, 1743. 

(V) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (i) 
and Hannah (Sutlieff) Thomas, w^as born in 
Durham. Connecticut. January 9, 1732, and 
died in the town of North East, Dutchess 
county. New York. He removed to North 
East some time after 1755, and probably came 
with the Danbury, Durham and Fairfield men 
who formed the nucleus of the early settle- 
ment of the precinct. His farm was on 
(Juaker Hill. Among his children was Mor- 
decai. referred to below. 

(VI) Mordecai, son of Abraham (2) 
Thomas, was born in North East, July i, 
1760, and died there December 26. 18 18. He 
lived on the farm occupied by his father, and 
was a drover, bringing cattle and live stock 
to the eastern markets. He married -Amy, 
daughter of John and Hannah (Hopkins) 
Tripp, who was born February 15. 1763, and 
died November 16, 1825. She was a cousin 
of Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration 
of Independence. Her paternal grandparents 
were Anthony and Mary (Bidwell) Tripp; 
her great-grandparents were James (2) and 
.^nna Tripp ; her great-great-grandparents, 
James ( i ) and Lydia Tripp of Portsmouth, 
Rhode Island, and thence the line runs 
through John Tripp (2) to John Tripp (i), 
who immigrated to Rhode Island in 1638. The 
Tripps were Quakers. Children of Moredcai 
and Amy (Tripp) Thomas: John, born 



.March 24, 1781, died June 17, 1867; James, 
born Alarch 12, 1783, died March 13, 1793; 
Joseph, born August 15, 1785, died July 3, 
1S32; Ira, born February 10, 1788, died 
March 15, 1793; Abraham, referred to below; 
Albert B. G.. born March 12, 1802, died Au- 
gust 10, 1881; Mary, born March 26, 1804. 
died August 17, 1880, married John Fuller. 

(VII) Abraham (3), son of Mordecai and 
Amy (Tripp) Thomas, was born on Quaker 
llilf, town of North East, Dutchess county, 
New York, September 20, 1799, and died in 
Norwich. Chenango county, New York, Au- 
gust 6, 1888. He received his education in 
the public schools of North East, and be- 
came a contractor and builder. In 1837 he 
came to Norwich in connection with the build- 
ing of the court house and then settled there. 
.\fter erecting the court house he built the 
academy at Norwich and the church at Ham- 
ilton, and constructed many of the private and 
public buildings in that section of the coun- 
try. He was a member of the Masonic fra- 
ternity. He married (first) Almira Hoys- 
radt (second), August 14, 1836, x-\marille, 
daughter of Ely and Mary (.Vldrich) Rus- 
sell, who was born in the town of North East, 
October 11. 1809. and died January 12, 1892. 
One child, by first marriage, died in infancy. 
r>y second marriage: Almira Hoysradt. born 
May 18. 1838, living in Norwich, New York, 
luarried .Albert C. Latham, a banker of Nor- 
wich, now deceased; Caroline, born 1840, died 
1845; Love E.. born February 14, 1844, died 
Hjio, married Thomas S. Aliller. merchant, 
of Norwich; Caroline Louise, born 1845, died 
1846; George Abraham, referred to below; 
James, twin with George Abraham, died in 
February, 1848. 

(\'III) George Abraham, only surviving 
son of .Abraham ( 3 ) and Amarille Thomas, 
was born September 10, 1847, '" Norwich, 
where most of his life has been past. The 
public schools of that town supplied his early 
education, and in 1869 he was graduated 
from Colgate University. Following this he 
became principal of Norwich .Academy, in 
which position he remained two years, and 
in the meantime began reading law in the 
office of Hon. H. G. Prindle, county judge 
and surrogate. Before completing his legal 
studies he was appointed clerk of the surro- 
gate's court, being the first to fill that posi- 
tion in Chenango county, and for six years 
he performed its duties with signal ability. 

In 1877 he was admitted to the bar, but being 
desirous of further perfecting himself in his 
legal studies he entered Hamilton College 
Law School, from which he was graduated 
with the degree of LL.B., being a member 
of the same class with James S. Sherman, 
present vice-president of the United States. 
Beginning his practice in Norwich. Mr. 
Thomas soon after became publisher of 1 he 
Xoncicli Post in company with John H. Blair, 
and subsequent to this was appointed editor 
of riie Chemmgo Telegraph. For ten years 
he wrote the leaders for this newspaper, and 
(luring this period it was a power in the Re- 
publican party of this counts'. .Mr. Thomas 
possesses a keen literary taste, and has sur- 
rounded himself through life with those best 
com])anions for mankind, good books. He 
has been active in promoting the preservation 
of local history, and is estimated by his con- 
temporaries as the best existing authority on 
that subject. He is still engaged in the prac- 
tice of law, and is one of the busiest men in 
the little city of Norwich. He has always 
been active in public affairs ; served as town 
clerk and supervisor, and for many years has 
been a justice of the peace. He assisted in 
the organization of the Savings and Loan 
Association, one of the pioneer institutions of 
his home town, and for the past twenty years 
has been a trustee of the J'.ajitist Church 
of Norwich. 

He married. September 13, Kjio. I'anny 
Cornelia Makepeace. 

The Knapp families of colonial 
KN.APP days were descended from Nich- 
olas, Roger and William Knajip. 
probably brothers. Nicholas was born in 
England and came about 1630 to Massachu- 
setts with Winthrop, and settled at Water- 
town, where he sold his land and privileges. 
May 6, 1646. His wife Eleanor- died .August 
16, 1658, and he married (second) March 9, 
1659, Unity Brown, widow of Peter Brown, 
and formerly widow of Clement Buxton. He 
died in .April, 1670, at Stamford, Connecti- 
cut, where he settled soon after selling out 
at Watertown, His widow died about 1670. 
His descendants are numerous in Stamford 
and vicinity. Roger Knapp, brother of Nich- 
olas, settled in New Haven and Fairfield, 

William Knapp, ancestor of the family be- 
low described, was born in county Essex. 

N1<:\V YORK. 


Ens^laiid, in 1570. He came with Sir Rich- 
ard Saltonstall's company in 1O30, and was 
one of the first settlers of Waiertovvn, AJassa- 
chusetts. He was a carpenter by trade. He 
was referred to as early as November 3, 1630, 
in the colonial records and was a proprietor 
as early as 1636. He made a gift deed to his 
son John in 1655. He died August 30, 1O59, 
aged about eighty years. His will mentioned 
wife Priscilla, widow of Thomas Akers; chil- 
dren: William, John, James, Mary Smith, 
Judith Cady, Anne, wife of Thomas Phil- 
brick, and Elizabeth Buttery, widow, of 
Buers, St. Mary, county Suffolk, England, 
who sent over a power of attorney, Decem- 
ber 2"], 1660, for collection of her legacv. 

The English family has been traced to the 
fifteenth century in county Essex. In 1540 
Roger Knapp distinguished himself at a tour- 
nament held at Norfolk, England, and was 
specially honored b}- Henry V. and granted 
a coat-of-arms. Knapp is derived from a 
Saxon place-name, meaning knob and ap- 
plied probably at first to a locality in which 
some progenitor lived and by common custom 
becoming a surname at the time that surnames 
came into use about the year 1200. 

Descendants of William Knapp, of Water- 
town, settled at Taunton, Roxbury, Spencer, 
Newton and various other towns in Massa- 
chusetts. It is a peculiar coincidence that 
many generations later, descendants of the 
name located in towais in New York of the 
same names. 

(I) William Knapp, a descendant of Will- 
iam Knapp, of Watertown, Massachusetts, 
was born probably at Taunton, Massachu- 
setts, now Raynham, about 1740. According 
to tradition he was one of the Boston Tea 
Party which threw the cargoes of tea into 
Boston Harbor in 1774. He lived for a time 
in Boston and later in life removed to \'er- 
mont. He married Patty Liscom. Children : 
William, mentioned below ; Paul, Robert. 
Francis, Liscom, Seth, Patty, Sabra, and one 
child who died young. 

(II) William (2), son of William (i) 
Knapp, was born November 29, 1764, at 
Raynham, Massachusetts, died August 6, 
1846, at Athens township, Pennsylvania, at 
the home of his son, and is buried at East 
Waverly, New York. According to the first 
federal census William Knapp, of Raynham, 
presumably his father, had in his family one 
son under sixteen and two females. W'illiam 

Knapp was a soldier in the revolution, as 
shown by his pension certificate now in the 
hands of his great-grandson, Thomas P. Wa- 
ters, of Waverly, New York. He enlisted in 
December, 1780, giving his age as eighteen 
years, although actually but sixteen, and 
served in Captain Fish's company, Colonel 
Warner's regiment. At the time of his enlist- 
ment he resided at Poultney, Vermont. He 
applied for the pension. May 25, 1818, when 
he was living at Springfield, Otsego countv. 
New York. His claim was allowed and his 
certificate granted by John C. Calhoun, the 
famous statesman, who was then secretary of 

He married, m January, 1788, Fanny Tem- 
ple, of a Connecticut family, a daughter of 
William Temple, whose property was confis- 
cated because of aid furnished by him to the 
colonists during the revolution. Children, all 
born at Springfield, New York : William, 
mentioned below ; Dr. Sylvester, married 
Lucy Fitch; Isaac, married Isabelle Taylor; 
David, married Sarah Sayre ; Fannie, married 
Jeremiah Walling; Dr. Hiram, married Ha- 
ley Eastbrook ; Martha, married Nathan Eld- 

bree; Jemima, married Beals; Eleanor, 

married Amos Canfield. 

(Ill) Dr. William (3) Knapp, son of Will- 
iam (2) Knapp, was born October 28, 1788, 
in Otsego county, near Springfield, New 
York, died February 3, 1874, on his farm at 
Athens, Pennsylvania. He studied medicine 
when a young man, and practiced for many 
years at Factoryville, now East Waverly, 
New York, but late in life returned to his 
farm at Athens. He owned real estate at 
East W^averly. He married, June 14, 181 2, 
Armenia Gates, born January 19, 1792, died 
November 29, 1850, daughter of Azel and 
Margaret (Holbrook) Gates. She came of 
a family of soldiers. She was a niece of 
"Light-Horse Harry" Lee, a near relative of 
(jeneral Gates, and her father and his seven 
brothers all served in the continental army in 
the revolution. Children of Dr. William and 
Armenia Knapp: 1. William, mentioned be- 
low. 2. Augusta, born February 20, 1816, 
died June 26, 1848; married, April 2, 1838, 
B. F. Snyder. 3. Emily Margaret, horn 
April 14, 1818; married, September 22, 1843, 
Thomas Yates. 4. Mary Gates, born April 
22, 1820, died May 4, i'858. 5. Dr. Jerome 
B., born August 17. 1822. died January 22, 
1853; a physician: married, January 12, 1851, 



•Maria Armstrong, and has a son Frederick 
Jerome. 6. Lucia, born May 7, 1825; mar- 
ried, March 31, 1850, Rev. A. 13. Stowell, a 
Baptist clergyman. 7. Armenia, born xMarch 
z-j. 1828, died February, 1908; married, Octo- 
ber 20, 1856, John Cheney. 8. Azel, born 
September 29, 1834; married, January 14, 
i860, Hattie Babcock. 

(I\'j WilHam (4), son of Dr. William 
(31 Knapp, was born in Bainbridge, Chen- 
ango county, New York, November 16, 1813, 
died at Waverly, New York, April 8, 1895. 
He was educated in the public schools. He 
married, February 18, 1843, ^iary Ann 
Shackleton. Children: i. Joseph Warren, 
mentioned below. 2. Emogene, born August 
29, 1845; married, November 28, 1866, 
Chauncy Frisbie, of Orwell. Pennsylvania : 
served in the civil war ; children : Josephine, 
married Frank Loring Howard, and Blanche. 
3. William, born January 21. 1848. 4. Jose- 
phine, born January 16, 1850; married Ar- 
thur L. Brinker, of Denver, Colorado. 

(Vj Joseph Warren, son of William (4) 
Knapp, was born in the town of Barton, Ti- 
oga county. New York, November 17, 1843. 
He was educated in the district schools, and 
attended Waverly Academy for about eight 

He enlisted in the war of the rebel- 
lion, April 13, 1861, on the first call for 
troops, in Company E, Twenty-third Regi- 
ment, New York Volunteers. He was then 
about seventeen years of age, the smallest 
and the youngest member of the company. He 
served first in the drum corps, and later in 
the ranks. The first battle in which he par- 
ticipated was the Second Battle of Bull Run : 
he afterwards took part in several smaller en- 
gagements : the next battle of importance was 
that of South Mountain, then Antietam and 
Fredericksburg. The time of his enlistment 
was two years, and he was honorably dis- 
charged in April, 1863. He then returned 
to Waverly, New York, and attended the 
Eastman Business College of Poughkeepsie, 
New York, from which he graduated. He 
then clerked in the general store of Manning 
& Finch, at Factoryville, now East Waverly. 
where he remained for two years. In 1866 
he engaged in the grocery business on his 
own account in Waverly. at the corner of 
Broad and Clark streets, and about 1881 en- 
gaged in the dr\' goods business in the same 
place, and from time to time has added to 

the scope of his business, developing a large 
department store in the modern sense of the 
word. From a humble beginning Mr. Knapp 
has attained a foremost place in the business 
world, taking first rank among the merchants 
of his town and county. He has always been 
prominently identified with the Presbyterian 
church, and lor twenty-five years has been an 
elder, and has been a member of the board 
of trustees for the same length of time. He 
is a strong Prohibitionist, and has been a can- 
didate for member of assembly on that ticket. 
He is a member of the Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Waverly, and of Walter C. Hull 
Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Wa- 

He married Frances E. Durkee, born on 
Talmadge Hill, Barton, New York, October, 
1844. Children: i. Harry William, men- 
tioned below. 2. Joseph ^\'a^ren, born July 
8, 1879; partner in the firm of Mixer & 
Knapp, hardware merchants of Waverly ; 
married, January, 1901, Ella Grace Mixer; 
children : Ellen Elizabeth, Edwin Ali.xer and 
Joseph Warren 3d. 3. Robert Shackleton, 
born 1883, died while a student in college. 
4. Ralph Waldo, born 1885; was a student in 
Cornell University and Colgate College, from 
which he was graduated ; now a construction 
engineer at Seattle, Washington ; married, in 
191 1, Vera Taylor. 5. George Brinker, born 
1887; living at Los Angeles, California. 

(\ I) Harry William, son of Joseph War- 
ren Knapp, was born at Waverly, New York, 
October 18, 1870. He attended the public 
schools of his native town. He began his 
business career as clerk in his father's store 
and learned the business thoroughly. In 1891 
he was admitted to partnership under the 
name of J. W. Knapp & Son, and this has 
been the stjle of the firm to the present time. 
He has been in the active management of 
the business in recent years, and to his en- 
ergy, enterprise and sagacity are due much 
of the recent growth and prosperity of the 
firm. He is a director of the National Bank 
of Waverly. In religion he is a Presbyterian, 
in politics a Republican. 

He married, June 21, 1894, Maria L., born 
in Waverly, June 12, 1871. daughter of 
Thomas J- and Augusta M. (Canfield) Phil- 
ips. Children, born in Waverly: i. Thomas 
Philips, born July 28, 1895. 2. Frances 
Helen. June 24, 1899. 3. Romaine, i\Iay 12, 



Accurdiiig U> family trailition, 
-MURRAY the jNlurray family is de- 
scended from the luirl of 
AJurray, natural son of James \ ., of Scot- 
land, and their crest was a silver star. 

(I) Jonathan Murray, the immigrant an- 
cestor, was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, 
and came to America, settling in Guilford, 
Connecticut, about 1685. He and his brother 
John, according to the late \\". H. H. Mur- 
ray, were farmers and shipbuilders. He mar- 
ried, July 17, 1688, Anna Bradley. 

(II) Jehiel, son of Jonathan Murray, was 
born in Guilford, Connecticut. He moxed to 
Kent, Litchfield county, Connecticut. He 
married, November 12, 1733, Mary Way. 
They had nine sons. 

(III) Noah, son of Jehiel Murray, was 
born at Guilford, April 11, 1748. His de- 
scendants and those of his eight brothers are 
scattered all over the continent, but they are 
not closely related with the New York City 
family of that name, nor with the family in the 
South, though doubtless they are all of Scotch 
descent. His early life was spent in Kent, im- 
til the time of the revolution, when he en- 
listed at the first call for troops, in April, 
1775, and again May 6, 1777. .\fler the revo- 
lution he became a Baptist preacher, and 
some time later he became a L'niversalist 
preacher, about the time the creed was intro- 
duced into America by John Murray, with 
whom Noah has often been confounded, 
though there is no known relationship be- 
tween them. Records of Noah Murray are 
found in many of the Connecticut towns, es- 
pecially in Kent, Litchfield county. In 1787 
he moved with his family of seven children 
to the Wyoming \'alley, where they lived for 
a very short time at Shawnee. When Lu- 
zerne county, Pennsylvania, was divided into 
three districts for convenience in administra- 
ting justice, Noah Murray was commissioned 
justice in the first or upper district, Novem- 
ber 23, 1788, and moved at once to Tioga 
Point. He was also commissioned justice of 
the peace in 1789. When he first moved up 
the river he took possession of the Uriah 
Stephen's cabin on Queen Esther's Flats, as 
many others had before him, but soon bought 
lot No. 14, land west of Athens still owned 
by his descendants, and built a large log 
house, made according to the pioneer fash- 
ion. He continued to preach the new doc- 
trine in various places, and is called the foun- 

der of L'niversalism in Bradford county. The 
monument on his grave was erected by his 
followers. He must have had a strong per- 
sonality, for even grandchildren of his first 
converts say of him that, after one heard him 
once, one never wanted to hear another. He 
even converted ministers of other creeds, he 
was so convincing in his reasoning. He at- 
tended many Universalist conventions in New 
England, and in 1807 accepted a call to the 
Lombard Street Church in Philadelphia, 
where he remained only a year, as he felt too 
aged to lead a city church. He then moved 
to Murraysfield, now Springfield, which was 
a Connecticut township, granted to him in 
1795. He and his son Abner bought the 
Murray farm from the original proprietors, 
Abner receiving lot No. 15, and Noah receiv- 
ing lot No. 14, which he sold to Abner in 
1807. It was soon found that two Pennsyl- 
vania claims were on the property, and the 
papers are still in existence showing that Ab- 
ner paid for the property three times. Noah 
Murray died at Murraysfield, now Spring- 
field, Pennsylvania, May 16, 181 1. He mar- 
ried Mary Stowe, of Middletown ; she was 
one of the well-known Stowe family of New 
England, though her direct ancestry has not 
been found. 

(l\) Abner, eldest son of Noah Murray, 
was one of the most active and energetic 
business men in the Luzerne Valley. He was 
a prosperous farmer, and an innkeeper, dis- 
tiller, merchant and lumberman as well. He 
was of a mechanical turn of mind, and there 
are still in existence many useful household 
implements which he made. Besides his own 
family he reared the son of his sister, Eliza- 
beth Murray, who married John McConnel; 
she died soon, and her son, Murray McCon- 
nel, was brought up with Abner's children, 
and became one of the most prominent pio- 
neers of Illinois. Abner Murray's brother. 
Noah Jr., lived in Athens until 1881, where 
for many years he was justice of the peace ; 
he moved to Ohio, where many of his de- 
scendants live : he married Mrs. Dutill. of 
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. 

Abner Murray married (first) December 
25, 1797, Dorothea Harris; (second) Nancy 
Ely (White) of Owego. He died at Tioga 
Point. Children of first wife : Harris, men- 
tioned below : Eliza, married Simon Spalding, 
and lived and died at Milltown ; Mary .'\nn, 
moved to Ohio : there were other children 



also. Child by second wife : Edward A., 
married Marianne, daughter of Thomas Page, 
and inherited the homestead, where he lived 
and died, and the homestead is now owned 
by children — Millard P. Murray and Henri- 
etta (Murray) Vandyke. Edward A. also 
had children — E. Ely Alurray, Charles F. and 
Anna P. Murray. 

(V) Harris, son of Abner Murray, was 
born at Athens, Pennsylvania, July lo, 1800. 
and died August 4, 1877, at South VVaverly, 
Bradford county, Pennsylvania. He moved 
to South Waverly about 1820, and was a pros- 
perous farmer there, owning large tracts of 
land. He built a fine stone house which is 
still standing on property owned by John H. 
Murray. He married (first) Eleanor ( El- 
len) Gordon; (second) Sophia Canfield. 
Children, by first wife: Eliza, married Dan- 
iel Fairchild : John Harris, mentioned below ; 
Mary, died in infancy. 

(VI) John Harris, son of Harris Murray, 
was born at South Waverly, Pennsylvania, in 
1826, and died July 21, 1901. He lived on 
his father's farm, which he carried on in ad- 
dition to lumber business. He was noted for 
being especially upright in all dealings, and 
became very successful and prosperous. In 
politics he was a Democrat, and was burgess 
of the village at the time of his death. He 
had been candidate for county treasurer. He 
married Jane Morley, of Athens, Pennsyl- 
vania, born June 6, 1832, died April 13, 18S8. 
daughter of Alvin and Eliza (Parmenter) 
Morley. Alvin Morley was son of Isaac, who 
was born in 1742, served in the revolution, 
and married Beulah Harmon ; Isaac was son 
of Isaac and Hannah (Miller) Morley, son 
of Abel and Susanna (Kilborne) Morley, son 
of Thomas and Martha (Wright) Morley. 
Children: i. Eliza, born May 4, 1862; was 
her father's housekeeper after the mother's 
death, and after her father's death has looked 
after his estate, consisting of several farms to 
the present time; she is a very successful 
business woman. 2. John H., mentioned be- 

(VII) John Harris Murray Jr., son of 
John Harris Murray, was born in South 
Waverly, Bradford county, Pennsylvania, 
September 5, 1867, and was educated there 
in the public schools. He has always lived 
in the house in which he was born. Since 
1890 he has been a retail coal dealer in 
his native town. For ten years he was in 

partnership with E. S. Wheeler under the 
firm name of Wheeler & Murray, but since 
1900 he has been in business alone under his 
own name, and is one of the leading mer- 
chants of the town. He is interested in other 
lines of business, a director of the Sayre Elec- 
tric Company, director and treasurer of the 
Scranton Sand Company, director, secretary 
and treasurer of the Sayre Sand and Plaster 
Company, and secretary and treasurer of the 
Waverly Chamber of Commerce. In politics 
he is a prominent Democrat. For three years 
he served as county commissioner. He has 
taken the thirty-second degree of Scottish 
Rite Masonry, and is well known in Masonic 
circles. He is a member of Rural Amity 
Lodge, Xo. 70, of Free ?^Iasons. Athens, 
Pennsylvania: Union Chapter, Xo. 161, Royal 
Arch Masons, of Towanda; Northern Com- 
mandery, Xo. 16, Knights Templar, of To- 
wanda, and Williamsport Consistory, S. P. 
R. S. He is also a member of Waverly Lodge 
of Odd Fellows, of Waverly, and of Greens 
Landing Grange, Patrons of Husbandry. 

He married, December 28, 1897, Carolyn 
B. Johnson, born at Towanda, Pennsylvania, 
daughter of Dr. T. Benjamin and Henrietta 
(Barstow) Johnson. Children: Henrietta 
Barstow, born February 3, 1899; John Har- 
ris (3d), born March 6, 1901 ; Jane, July 5, 

The Bastiaensens were 
CORTRIGHT the immigrant ancestors 

of all the Kortright, Court- 
right, or Cortright families in Xew York and 
Xew Jersey. The two brothers came over in 
the ship, "Spotted Cow," and went first to 
Stuyvesant's Bowery, and soon afterwards 
to Harlem where they settled permanently. 
Sebastian or Bastiaen van Kortryk, because 
of religious troubles in Flanders, had moved 
to Leerdam, where the two sons, Jan and 
Michael, were born, Jan settled on the Linge, 
near Wolfswaert Castle, in the village of 
Beest, where he lived until he came to Amer- 
ica. Michiel or Chiel Kortright lived in "the 
Prince's Land, near Schoonrewoerd," for 
some years. Finally the contagion for emi- 
gration came to him and his brother, Jan 
Bastiaensen, and with his three or four chil- 
dren, and Jan with his three sons, he started 
from Amsterdam, April 16, 1663. Cornells 
Jansen, son of Jan Bastiaensen, was born at 
Beest in 1645, 'i Gelderland, and married, in 

f v^^\ 






1665. Metje, dau^liter of Rastiac!! Elyessen. 
and widow of Claes Teunisz van Appeldorn. 
Cornells Jansen died in 1689, and his will, 
dated February 25. 1689, was proved March 
18, 1706. He was a trooper, and left his 
whole equipment to his son Johannes, as well 
as a good share of the estate. His children 
were: Johannes, Laurens, Aefie, who mar- 
ried, 1688. Jonas Lewis, English, and, 1698, 
Marcus Tiebaut, and Annetie, wdio married 
Adrian Quackenbos. These children were 
known by the name "Cornelissen." His wid- 
ow managed the estate after his death, and 
had many grants of land in the several divi- 
sions. In 1715 the estate consisted of two 
hundred and forty-six acres. The son Laur- 
ens held seventy-seven acres of this, and the 
remainder was owned by them all jointly. 

Johannes Cornelissen Kortright was born 
in 1673, died in 171 1. He married. 1701, 
Wyntie, daughter of Cornelis Dyckman, and 
in 1717 she married (second) Zacharias Sick- 
els. Johannes was made constable in 1702. 
His children were Metje, married John Bus- 
sing: Nicholas, Jannetje, married Johannes 
Van Wyck. 

Nicholas, son of Johannes Cornelissen 
Kortright, was constable in 1729, and after- 
ward. He married (first), 1731, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Eide van Huyse, of Blooming- 
dale, and (second), 1739, Widow Elizabeth 
Peltrong. He received his portion of the 
Kortright estate at the death of his Uncle 
Laurens, and with various purchases, he 
owned a hundred and forty-four acres in 
1729. He died November 19, 1751. Chil- 
dren: John, born, 1732; Nicholas, 1733: 
Frances, 1741, married John Norris, peruke- 
maker. Nicholas was a sail-maker and live<l 
in New York, where he owned property : he 
was vestryman in Trinity church from 1787 
to 1792, and he died in 1820. 

Laurens Cornelissen Kortright. son of Cor- 
nelis Jansen, who v\'as son of Jan Bastiaen- 
sen, was the ancestor of the main branch of 
the family. He was born at Harlem in 1681. 
He married (first), 1703, Helena, daughter 
of Captain John Benson, and (second), about 
1708, Margaret, daughter of Arent Bussing. 
He was constable in 1708-09. He was heir 
to the homestead on Harlem lane, which he 
left to his widow Grietie. This with other 
of her land she left to her sons. .A.aron and 
Lawrence, the latter inheriting the homestead. 
Children of Laurens Kortright bv his first 

wife were Cornelius, and Elizabeth, married, 
'753. Gilbert Garrison, of New York, and 
by second wife, Aaron, Lawrence, Eve, mar- 
ried Adolph Ucnson. Mattie, married .Vbra- 
ham Myer. and Susannah, married Aaron 

Lawrence, son of Laurens Kortright, was 
the last to hold the homestead, and he died 
unmarried, in 1761. He had formerly left 
the estate to Sarah Gilmore, wife of William 
Nutter, but in a later will revoked it, declar- 
ing the will had been obtained by fraud, and 
in the latter will he be(|uealhed his projierty to 
relatives. Valentine Nutter, only child of 
Sarah, brought an ejectment suit against the 
second heirs, in 1771, and at last a compro- 
mise was made in which the Kortrights for 
a consideration gave up their claims by deeds 
dated September 12, 1789, and February 28, 
1799, and the homestead passed into the 
hands of Mr. Nutter. 

Aaron, son of Laurens C. Kortright, mar- 
ried Alargaret, daughter of John Delameter, 
and lived on the Delameter farm which he 
bought, March 15, 1742. In 1772 he received 
lands by deed from Lawrence in W'awayanda 
patent, in Orange county, where he removed, 
and where descendants still live. 

Cornelius, eldest son of Laurens Cornelis- 
sen Kortright, was born in 1704. He mar- 
ried Hester, daughter of John Cannon, of 
New York. He carried on the baking busi- 
ness on Queen (Pearl) street, and after his 
death, April 15, 1745, his wife and son Cor- 
nelius continued in it. He was assistant al- 
derman of Montgomery Ward, 1738-40. He 
had two negro slaves who became implicated 
in the Negro Plot and were transported to 
San Domingo. His children were : Lawrence, 
born 1728; John, 1731 : Cornelius, 1732; 
Maria, 1736. married John Wilkinson Han- 
son : Helena. 1739, married .\braham Brash- 
er : Elizabeth, 1742, married William Ricketts 
Van Cortlandt. Lawrence, the eldest son. be- 
came a wealthy merchant, and in the old 
French war he owned several privateers fitted 
out against the enemy. He was a fotmder of 
the chamber of commerce in 1768 : had a large 
interest in Tryon county lands and after his 
purchase the town of Kortright was settled. 
He was identified with the Episcopal church, 
and although he remained neutral during the 
war, his sympathies were with his country. 
Through his influence principally Judge Fell 
was released from imprisonment in the Pro- 



vost. His only son John inherited the farm 
at Harlem; he died in 1794; his wife was 
Hannah Aspinwall. Children were: Captain 
John ; Sarah, married, 1775, Colonel John 
Heyliger, of Santa Cruz; Hester, married, 
1790, Nicholas Gouveneur Esq.; Elizabeth, 
married. 1786, Hon. James Monroe, after- 
wards president of the United States; Mary, 
married, 1793, Thomas Knox Esq. Captain 
John Kortright, son of Lawrence, married, 
Alay 2, 1793, Catherine, daughter of Edmund 
Seaman; she married (second) Henr)- IS. 
Livingston Esq. ; he died 1810 and his farm 
at Harlem was left to his children: John L., 
Edmund, Robert, Nicholas G.. Eliza, married 
Nicholas Cruger, and Hester-Mary, married 
r.illop B. Seaman. 

When the first federal census was taken in 
1790. most of the Cortrights continued to live 
in Harlem and New York City. In the whole 
state we find the following heads of families 
under the two spellings: Abraham, Benjamin, 
lohn (3), Henry, Law-rence (2), ^lichael. 
Nicholas, Widow Kortright, under the spell- 
ing Kortright. and Abraham, Daniel. John 
(2), Lawrence, Moses. Moss, and Sylvester, 
spelled Cortright. Evidently the two spell- 
ings were used interchangeably by the fam- 
ily. In Montgomery county we find John, 
John Jr., and anotlier John, heads of fam- 
ilies in 1790. One John had two males over 
sixteen, two under that age. and three fe- 
males : the other had only himself and wife 
and was either very old or very young, while 
John Jr. had one son under sixteen and three 
"females. Henry Kortright was of Living- 
ston, Columbia county. This Henry was 
probably the same who settled at Dccrpark 
and had sons Daniel, born May 3, 1743, and 
.Moses. 1745. mentioned below, both remov- 
ing to western New York after the revolu- 

(I) Moses Cortright. son of Henry Cort- 
right, was born in 1745. He served as a 
major in the revolution. In 1796 he removed 
from Orange county. New York, to Western 
New York, accompanied by his family and 
Hannah Parsell. who married his son Saflfar- 
ine. They made the journey on horseback. 
He married (first) ^Iaria Van Etten. and 
(second) Widow Cortright. He was a well- 
to-do farmer in Owasco. New York, where 
he died, and was buried in Parsell cemetery, 
there. His wife's wedding dress was made 
of calico, and the cost was one dollar per 

\ard, showing the expense of cloth at that 
time. He was evidently wealthy for the 
times, as he had a number of slaves which he 
set free. One of the slaves, Black Tom, re- 
mained with the family all his life, and was 
buried like one of the family. Children : 

Ephraim, married Guykendall and 

had Jacob. Sally, Betsey, and Mary, who mar- 
ried a Mormon and went to Utah, to the 
great sorrow of the family and was heard 
from only once the remainder of her life. 
2. Safifarine, mentioned below. 3. Martin, 

married (first) ■ Brand; children: 

Moses, John and George; married (second) 
Sallie Bigelow ; children : Horace, Ephraim, 
Cornelius, Jackson, Anna Maria. 4. Isaiah, 
married Hannah Depew ; children : Moses, 
Anthony, Edward, Thomas. Philip, George, 
James, .Sallie, Maria Jane, Malanee. 5. Jen- 
nie, married George Brinkerhoff ; children : 
Levi, David, Ann, Hannah, Maria. 6. Mar- 
garet, married Depew ; children : 

Abram. Margaret. Sallie. 7. Phoebe, married 

Guykendall. 8. Betsey, married 

Cornelius Guykendall. 

( II ) Safifarine. son of Moses Cortright, 
married Hannah Posell, and in 1815 moved 
from Owasco to Wolcott, where he settled 
on lot No. 42, formerly owned by Martin 
Cortright. In 1816 there were only twelve 
houses in Jackson village, now Red Creek, 
and all in the village were sick with malaria. 
Hannah Cortright went through the woods 
in a path marked only with trees, to take care 
of the sick, until she herself was stricken with 
it. She was noted for her kindness and good- 
ness to others. 

Isaac Po.sell, father of Hannah, married 

Jacomyntie , and came from London 

to Owasco, where he was buried. His chil- 
dren were: i. John, who had Maria, named 
after his first wife, married Porter Philow, 
and by second wife. Peter, Isaac. Margaret, 
Catherine, Amanda. 2. Hannah, born No- 
vember 8. 1786, died July 23, 1856; married 
SafYarine Cortright. 3. Hetty, married Luke 
BrinkerhofT, who was buried in Red Creek 
cemeter}-, the first one to be buried there, 
1819: children: James. Polly, married Peter 
Snyder and had no children. Katie, married 
Henrv Mack, no children. Daughter, married 
Gilbert Brewster, and had llrinkerhoff and 

Harriet, Daughter, married Brine 

and had Melissa. 4. Polly, married • 

Peterson: child, Hannah. 5. Katie, married 



Van Gorder, and had four children, 

a daughter, married David Kin;^, W iUiani, 
and two whose names have nut been found. 
6. Richard, married .Margaret IJrinkerhott ; 
children : Isaac, Kali)h, Hardenboge, George, 
Maria, Isabelle. 

Children of Saftarine and Hannah (Posell) 
Cortright: i. Ainia, who married Alanson 
Frost ; children : Saftarine, Clemenia, Hannah, 
Posell, Edward. Martin, Lovisa, Henry, Os- 
car, Maria, Harriet, Delbert. 2. Maria, mar- 
ried Jacob Shaw. 3. Hettie, married Nelson 
DeVinne ; children: Cordelia, Columbus C, 
Lucy Ann, Newton. 4. Betsey, or Elizabeth, 
married David JJrinkerlioft'; children: Myron, 
Osmond, Oswald, Isador, Orson. 5. Isaac, 
mentioned below. 6. Alartin, married Mahala 
Duncan ; children : Saftarine, Albert, Burton. 

(HI) Isaac, son of Saftarine Cortright, was 
born at Red Creek. He was educated in the 
public schools, and was a farmer in Wayne 
county. New ^'ork. He married I'ermelia, 

daughter of Dr. and (Mack) Wright, 

the latter a sister of John and Henry Mack. 
Children: !. Chester, enlisted in the Ninth 
Heavy Artillery. 2. L'urtis. enlisted in the One 
Hundred and Ele\enth New York Regiment 
in the civil war and was killed in the service. 
3. Sarah, married Alfred bridd. 4. Hannah, 
married Amasa Ouincy. 5. James H. 6. 
Ira A., mentioned Ijelow. 7. Louisa. 8. David. 
9. Julia, married John Chamberlain. 10. lul- 
ward. II. Lizzie. 

(IV) Ira A., son of Isaac Cortright, was 
born in Wayne county. New \'ork. October 
31, 1849. He was educated in the public 
schools of Red Creek, New York. For 
two years he w^as clerk in a store, and for 
one year was employed in Syracuse, New 
York. From 1869 he was clerk in a store in 
Bardwinsville, and at that time removed to 
Rollingfork. Mississippi, and in partnership 
with his brother. James H. Cortright, con- 
ducted a general store and a cotton ])lanta- 

Eventually he retired from the mer- 
cantile business and made his home in liald- 
winsville. but he continues to own an interest 
in the cotton plantation and he has also Nova 
Scotia gold mining properties. He is a mem- 
ber of Seneca River Lodge, Free and Ac- 
cepted ]Masons, and a communicant of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. 

He married. October 4, 1881. Sarah M. 
Greenfield, born at Baldwinsville, August 31, 

1852, daughter of DeWilt C. and Harriet 
( Foster) Greenfield. 

John Taylor, immigrant ances- 
TAVLOR lor, was born in England, and 

came early to Boston, in 1639 
he cam'e with Rev. Ephraiin Hewett to Wind- 
sor, Connecticut, and a lot was granted to 
him in 1640. In 1644 he served on a jury 
there. He sailed from near New Haven in 
the first ship built in the colony in January, 
1645-46, and was lost;. This was the famous 
and mysterious Phantom Ship of New Haven. 
His will was dated November 4. 1045. '''■~' 
widow Rhoda married Hart and re- 
moved with son Thomas to Norwalk. Con- 
necticut. Children of John and Rhoda Tay- 
lor: John, settled at Northampton, Massachu- 
setts, and was killed by Indians in 1704; 
Thomas, mentioned below ; Abigail, died in 
1643; Anna, died 1644: Hannah, died 1650. 

(II) Thomas, son of John Taylor, was born 
in Windsor in 1643, "^i^d at Danbury, January, 
^72ii- He wxnt to Norwalk. Fairfield county, 
Connecticut, with his mother, and in 1685 
his was one of eight families that founded 
the town of Danbury. He became a prominent 

citizen. He married (first) ; (second), 

b'ebruary 14, 1677, at Norwalk, Rebecca, 
daughter of Edward Ketchani. His children 
were remarkable for longevity. Children: 1. 
Thomas, born November 26. 1669, died 1758: 
married Phebe Benedict. 2. Deborah, horn 
January. 1670-71, died aged eighty. 3. Jo- 
seph, born 1672-73, died aged ninety. 4. 
John, twin of Joseph, died aged seventy. 5. 
Daniel, mentioned below. 6. Timothy, born 
1678, died aged fifty-six. 7. Nathan, born 
1682. died aged one hundred. 8. Theophilus, 
born 1687, died aged ninety, g. Rebecca, 
died aged ninety-eight. 10. Eunice, died aged 

(III) Daniel, son of Thomas Taylor, was 
Ixarn in 1676, died 1770, aged ninety-four 
years. According to some accounts his first 
wife was named Elizabeth, daughter of James 
Benedict, his second, Starr, but no rec- 
ord is found, and it is likely that the second 
marriage is confused with the marriage of his 
son Daniel, as given here. Children: i. 
Thomas, mentioned below. 2. Rev. Nathaniel, 
who with others of the family settled at New- 
Mil ford, and died December 9. 1800, asjed 
seventy-eight. 3. Captain Daniel, died at New 
Milford, September 23. I7gi. aged seventy- 



seven; married (first) June 10, 1739, Rachel 
Starr; (second) Elizabeth, daughter of Cap- 
tain Samuel Boughton, a farmer of Danbury. 
Probably others. Rev. .Nathaniel and family 
are given in the New Alilford history, and 
the others are not carried down in that work. 

(IV) Thomas (2), son of Daniel Taylor, 
was born about 1708, probably at Danbury, 
and settled with his brothers in New^ Milford, 
where he died between August 20, 1773, and 
March 17, 1775. He appears to have lived in 
Fairfield in 1754. His wife was of Fairfield. 
He lived two miles north of the village of New 
jMilford, near the old paper mill, and owned 
considerable land in that vicinity. He mar- 
ried Catherine, born at Fairfield, June 22, 
1714, died at New Milford, May 30, 1790. 
daughter of Sergeant Daniel and Hannah 
(Adams) Morehouse. Her father, Sergeant 
Daniel Morehouse, was son of Samuel and 
Mary (Sherwood) ^lorehouse, and grand- 
son of the first settler of the family, Thomas 
Morehouse. Children: i. Abraham, born 
about 1732, died September 8, 1/55, ^t Lake 
George in the French and Indian war. 2. 
Daniel, mentioned below. 3. Sarah, about 
1739; married, April 19, 1759, Caleb Dayton. 
4. Hannah, born about 1741, died about 1793; 
married John Main. 5. Rev. Nathaniel, about 
1752: married Johanna Smith. 6. Elizabeth, 
about 1754; married Dile. 

( \' ) Daniel (2), son of Thomas (2) Tay- 
lor, was born about 1735, died May 10, 1805. 
He married Abigail Elliott, and resided at 
New ^lilford. Children, born at New Mil- 
ford: I. Abraham, mentioned below. 2. W'il- 
liam, born about 1767, died October, 1836; 
married Jabez Williams, who served six years 
in the revolutionary war. 3. Thomas, born 
1768. died December 27, 1841, unmarried. 4. 
Eunice, married Abraham .Vnson and moved 
to Amenia, Dutchess county. New York. 5. 

Laura, married Draper. 6. Mabel, 

married Albert Campbell. 7. Daughter, mar- 
ried Small. 8. Nathaniel, died Septem- 
ber 7, 1851 : married Thalia Stilson. g. Na- 
than Elliott, born February 11, 1781. died Oc- 
tober 8, 1865; married Sally Giddings. 10. 
Betsey, married Noah Seeley and Isaac Beers. 
II. Elizabeth, mentioned in Daniel's will. 

(\1) Abraham, son of Daniel (2) Taylor, 
was born at New Milford, May 17, 1765. died 
lune 0- 1830. He served in the revolutionary 
war from June i, 1780, to the following De- 
cember, and was mustered out at IMorristown, 

New Jersey. He was in Captain Daniel 
Camp's company. Colonel Canfield's regiment 
of Connecticut. He removed from New Mil- 
ford to Bradford county, Pennsylvania, and 
settled on the W'yalusing creek about a mile 
below Stevensville. The property he bought 
was owned by Samuel Aleredith, first treasurer 
of the United States. He married, ?^Iarch 30, 
1785, Mary, daughter of Ithiel and Martha 
(Baldwin) Stone. She was born December 
28, 1767, died November 8, 1836. Children: 
I. Polly, born October 7, 1786, at New Mil- 
ford; married, June 22, 1808, William Brad- 
comb and — ^ Lively successively. 5. Melli- 

son, born April 2, 1791, died Alarch 4, 1814. 
4. Nathan, born June 26, 1793, died in 1835 ; 
married Anna Ross, Betsey (Fairchild) New- 
comb and Lively successively. 5. Nelli- 

son, born April 26, 1796, died August 16, 
1861 ; married Roswell Kingsley. 6. Ed- 
mond, born March 2, 1799, died ^lay 3, 1799. 
7. Esther, born March 2, 1800, died July 6, 
1831 ; married (first) Walker Stone, and (sec- 
ond) Elijah Rouse. 8. Abraham, born No- 
vember 29, 1803, died September 14, 1886; 
married Eunice Gregory. 9. Eunice, born 
May 20, 1805; married Henry Fessenden. 10. 
Charles, born August 15, 1807, died October 
17, 1818. II. Ithiel, born February 15, 1809, 
died August 8, i860; married Immira Stev- 

(\TI) Daniel (3), son of Abraham Taylor, 
was born December 19, 1788, at New Milford, 
died May 28, 1865. He came with his father 
to Pennsylvania when he was four years old. 
\^'hen his son Edwin moved to Montrose, he 
went with him and lived there several years ; 
afterward he made his home with his son .-Man- 
son at Rummefield, Pennsylvania, where he 
and his second wife are buried. He married 
(first) November 27, 1810. Olive, born Sep- 
tember 26, 1789, died January 14, 1823, daugh- 
ter of Reuben and Abigail (Turrell) Wells. 

He married (second) . Children: i. 

Orrin, born February 3, 1812, died February 
15, 1875: married (first) Fidelia Gregory. 

(second) Philena , (third) Caroline 

Williams. 2. Alanson, September 10. 18 15, 
died December 3, 1881 ; married Margaret 
Houk and Osse Van Ness. 3. Mary Abigail. 
born October 27. 1817: married, January, 
1837. Orlando Eldridge. 4. Edwin, mentioned 
below. 5. Olive, born January 15. 1822. died 
June 15. 1837. 

(Vlil) Edwin, son of Daniel (3) Taylor. 



was born October 8, i8iy, in I'cnnsylvania, 
died June 18, 1885. He was a soldier in the 
civil war in Company C, One Hundred and 
Fifty-first Regiment of Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers. He married, February 28, 1841, Angel- 
ina Atherton Snell, born at Deposit, New 
'i'ork, Alay 3, 1821, died June i, 1897, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Snell. Children: i. .\manda i., 
born in 1842, died August 21, 1856. 2. 
Daughter, born AugTist 12, 1844, died soon. 
3. Charles Edward, mentioned below. 

(IX) Charles Edward, son of Edwin Tay- 
lor, was born March 23, 1847, near Stevens- 
ville, Bradford county, Pennsylvania. He at- 
tended school at Montrose in his native state, 
and then served an apprenticeship in the jew- 
eler's trade. Thence he moved to Waymart, 
^\'ayne county, Pennsylvania, and afterward 
to Binghamton, New York. He was a travel- 
ing salesman for the firm of E. D. Vosburg 
& Company, wholesale jewelers, for three 
3'ears. He then started in business on his own 
account in partnership with \V. H. Wright, 
afterward with Mason Lowell. Since the last 
firm was dissolved he has continued with much 
success in the wholesale jewelry business with- 
out a partner at Binghamton. He married, 
October 16, 1871, Agnes Case, born July 28, 
1847, "esr Waymart, Pennsylvania, daughter 
of Ralph and Maria (Jenkins) Case. Her 
parents came from Walling's Hill, a village in 
Connecticut. Children: i. Louis Benjamin, 
born January 2, 1873, resides at Pleasanton, 
California, owns a stock farm and is agent for 
the New York Life Insurance Company. 2. 
Lizzie, born Max 8, 1876. died F'ebruarv 1. 

(The Snell Line). 

The Snell family came before the revolu- 
tion, and had a grant of three thousand acres 
of land near what is now Little Falls, then 
Tryon county, now Herkimer county, in the 
Mohawk valley. New York. Five generations 
or more have lived on this original grant, and 
the name is still common in that section. Manv 
served in the revolution from Palatine town, 
and the ancestry is thought to be Dutch or 
Palatine. It is said that nine brothers in one 
Snell family served at the battle of Oriskany 
in the revolution. 

(I) Selah Snell. of this family, lived in 
Montgomery county, and was a soldier in the 
revolution in the first New York regiment 
mider Colonel Goose \'an Schaick. He mar- 
ried Pollv Failino;. 

{II) Joseph, son of Selah Snell. was born 
October 9, 1777, died in 18O2. He married 
Elizabeth Christman, born Aiay 24, 1783, died 
in 1859. Children: i. John, born in 1800, 
died August 11, 1867. 2. Polly, born 1802, 
died 1855; married Josiah Nourse. 3. Elijah, 
born 1804, died 1836; married X'ioletta Broad. 
4. Archibald, 1808. 5. Louisa, born 181 1, died 
June 12, 1877; 'Harried Alanson I'hilley and 
Silas Seward. 6. Amanda, born 1813,' died 
F'ebruary, 1832. 7. Joseph, born August 17, 
1815; married Lavinia Hungerford and Eliza 
Saxton. 8. Emily, born 1816, died i860; mar- 
ried Randolph Seeman. 9. Orland, born 1818; 
married Temperance Jennings and Flarriet 
Ross. 10. Angelina Atherton, married Edwin 
Taylor (see Taylor VTII). 11. Sylvanus, born 
1823, died June i, 1897; married Olive Bald- 
win and Franklin. 12. Pamelia, born 

February, 1825 ; married Lafayette Keeler. 

John Frink, immigrant ancestor, 
FRINK was born in England, and was 

an early settler in Ipswich, Mas- 
sachusetts. He was doubtless a mariner, but 
we know very little of him. He died early, 
leaving a will in which he made bequests to 
his two sons, George and John, and wife 
Mary. Children, probably born in England: 
John, mentioned below ; George. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Frink, was 
born about 1635, probably in England, and 
as early as 1666 settled at Stonington, Con- 
necticut, and bought a tract of land at Taub- 
wonk in Stonington where he erected a dwell- 
ing house for himself and family. He was 
a soldier in King Philip's war. He mar- 
ried, in Taunton, 1657, Grace Stevens, and 
presumably lived there for a time. He had 
three daughters when he came to Stonington. 
Children: Grace, born 1658: Hannah, 1661 : 
Deborah, 1665 ; born at Stonington : Samuel, 
February 14, 1668-69 : J"lin, mentioned below ; 
Thomas, May 25, 1674: Judith, baptized April 
15, 1680. 

(III) John (3), son of John (2) Frink. 
was born in Stonington, May 18, 167 1, died 
there. March 2, 1718. He married, Febru- 
ary 15. 1694, Hannah Prentice. Children, 
born at Stonington : John, October 7. 1694 : 
Nicholas, December 17, 1696: Thomas, Jan- 
uary 15, 1700; Hannah, November 27, 1701 ; 
Zachariah. November, 1702: Mary. 1705; Jo- 
seph, baptized June 6. 1708: Benjamin, men- 
tioned below; \Mlliam. baptized March 10, 



1714; Thankful, baptized February 8, 1716; 
Esther, baptized January 23, 1717. 

(IV") Benjamin, son of John (3) Frink, 
was born in Stonington, January 25, 1710. He 
married. January 12, 1732, Tacy Burdick, of 
XA'esterly, Rhode Island. Children, born at 
Stonington : John, mentioned below ; Sam- 
uel, born October 24, 1734; Amos, January 
^! ^737 • Joseph, June 20, 1739; Prentice, July 
31. 1741 : Prudence, March 18, 1744; Tacy or 
Tracy (twin), September 22, 1748; Ann 
(twin) ; Oliver, September 4, 1751. 

(\') John (4), son of Benjamin Frink, was 
born at Stonington, October 26, 1732. He 
married, November 22, 1750, Anna Pendle- 
ton. Children, born at Stonington : John, 
mentioned below; Giles, May 12, 1753; Sarah, 
December 9, 1755; Thomas, lived in Spring- 
field in 1790; perhaps other children. 

(VI) John (5), son of John (4), Frink. 
was born at Stonington, September 12, 1751. 
He was a soldier in the revolution. Captain 
Robert Oliver's company. Colonel Greaton's 
regiment (First Hampshire County) in 1777- 
80. He was in the Major's company in 1780. 
In 1790 the census gives him one son under 
sixteen and five females in his family. 

(VH) Stephen, son or nephew of John (5) 
Frink, was born January 18, 1777, died Jan- 
uary II. i860. He married Hannah Low, 
whose father was a soldier in the revolution. 
Their son John is mentioned below; their 
daughter Johanna Low, born July 2, 1802, 
married. September 7, 182 1, while on a vi^it 
to Roseboom, Otsego county. New York, Par- 
cefor Carr Dutcher, born January 3, 1794. 

(\TII) John (6), son of Stephen Frink, 
married, and among their children was John, 
mentioned below. 

(TX) John (7), son of John (6) Frink. 
was born January 17, 1821. He married Mary 
Louise Jacques, born November 3, 1838. 
Moses Jacques, her father, was born March 
4, 1802. died February 25, 1855 ; married, July 
7. 1832. Mary Jane Wemple, born December 
ID, 1810, died April 6, 1883. Their children : 
Freeman Jacques, born August 24. 1834 ; 

Charles Jacques, married Wilcox and had 

Jennie \\'i!cox and Clark Wilcox Jacques : 
Mary Louise Jacques, married John Frink, 
mentioned above. Moses Jacques, father of 
Moses Jacques, was born April 24. 1773; 
married, .-\pril 29. 1792, Hannah Islestine. born 
.April 29. 1772. died April 23, 1855. Their 
children : Hannah Freeman Jacques, born .Au- 

gust 2y, 1796; Polly Jacques. October 2r, 
1797; David Jacques. December 24, 1799; 
Moses Jacques, mentioned above ; Albert 
Jacques, December 28, 1803; Isaac Jacques, 
May 22, 1807, died July 15. 1826; Rebecca 
Jacques, twin of Isaac, died .August 26. 1836. 
Hannah (Islestine) Jacques was born April 
29, 1772, daughter of Robert Islestine, who 
was born in Holland, June 27, 1729. His 
children by his wife Catherine were: Mar- 
garet Islestine, born ]\Iarch 17. 1757 ; John 
Islestine, May 5, 1759; Robert Islestine, May 
14, 1761 ; Hannah, mentioned above. Chil- 
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Frink: Flora .Alberta, 
born February 25, 1 87 1, died November 6, 
1892. 2. Theodore Wemple. mentioned be- 
low. 3. Harry \'an Ness, born June 21, 1879; 
married, June 7. 1905. Flora May Henry; 
children : Henry .Lowell and Marion. 

(X) Theodore Wemple. .son of John (7) 
Frink, was born in Richfield Springs, Otsego 
county. New York, September 8. 1875. He 
was educated in the public and high schools 
of his native town. He entered the employ 
of a firm manufacturing chinaware. and in 
1907 he became secretary of the Lily France 
Corset Manufacturing Company of New York 
City. He married, February 24, 1906, Irene 
Madeleine Mandon, born May 5, 1882. Child, 
Madeleine \'an Ness, born June 19, 1908. 

John Giles was a soldier in the 

GILES revolution. He married and 

among his children was John, men- 
tioned below. 

(II) Dr. John (2) Giles, sone of John (i) 
Giles, was a physician. He was drowned in 
the Susquehanna river at Apalachin, New 
York. He married Priscilla Smith. After 
his death his widow married Smith Barton, 
of Apalachin. Children of Dr. John and 
Priscilla Giles: John S., mentioned below: 
Frances, married E. A. Morey, of Candor ; 
Mary E., married Rev. David W. Barton ; 
died in Missouri ; four children : Smith G.. 
Silas. Arthur, Lillian, deceased. 

(HI) John S.. son of Dr. John (2) Giles, 
was born November 3. 1836. in Apalachin, 
New York, died there August 5, 1904. He 
followed farming in his native town all his 
active life. He enlisted in the Union army. 
August 27, 1862, and served in the civil war 
until discharged on account of phvsical dis- 
ability. Jun IQ. 1864. He was a second lieu- 
tenant in Company H. One Hundred and 



Ninth Regiment, New York X'olunteer Infan- 
try, and was commissioned first lieutenant, 
February 16, 1864. He took part in all the 
engagements in which his regiment partici- 
pated until he was mustered out. He was 
taken prisoner during the battle of the Wild- 
erness, May 7, 1864, and he was wounded, 
June 17, 1864, during the assault on Peters- 
burg. He took a prominent part in public 
affairs. For many years he was president 
of the board of education, an office he held 
at the time of his death. He was instru- 
mental in forming the union school district, 
and acted as highway commissioner for six 
years. He secured the incorporation of the 
Cemetery Association and was president of 
the corporation. He was a member of Round- 
hill Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of 
Union, New York. In religion he was a 
Methodist, and in politics was a Republican. 
He married, April 29, 1858, Martha A., 
born at Apalachin, May 23, 1842. daughter 
of Anson Buft'um and Lois M. (Burton) 
Glover. Children, born at Apalachin : i. Charles 
Frederick, mentioned below. 2. William 
Henry, born February 7. 1862 ; died January 

3, 1879. 3. Emma Louisa, born May 26, 
1865 : died October 12, 1865. 4. Nettie Eliz- 
abeth, born August 31, 1868; married Ran- 
som S. Holmes, of Apalachin ; children : Dora 
A. and Ransom S. Holmes Jr. 5. John Ran- 
som, born July 12, 1872; bank cashier, Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts ; married Mary Coop- 
er and has two children: George Royal and 
Charles F. 6. George Anson, born August 

4. 1875 ; a real estate broker, Cambridgeport, 
Massachusetts : was member of Massachu- 
setts legislature two terms, also member of 
common council ; married Susie Richardson ; 
children: John Silas and Susan. 

(IV) Charles Frederick, son of John S. 
Giles, was born at x\palachin, June 20, i860. 
He was educated in the public schools. Dur- 
ing his youth he worked on the homestead 
and he succeeded to the ownership of the 
farm on which he has always lived. He 
makes a specialty of fancy fruit and market 
gardening and of registered cattle and sheep. 
He is thoroughly progressive and enterpris- 
ing, adopting the best modern methods of 
agriculture and making it financially prof- 
itable. He is president of the Cemetery As- 
sociation, and has been justice of the peace 
of the town for twelve years. He is an ac- 
tive and influential Methodist, and a trustee 

and secretary of the official board of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he 
is a Republican. He is aLso a member of 
Tioga Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows ; of Wamsutta Tribe, Improved Order 
of Red Men, of Binghamton ; of Anawan 
Lodge of Hay Makers of Binghamton. He 
is a member and was one of the founders of 
the Order of Royal Fellowship of Philadel- 
phia and is a councilor of the order. 

He married, August 18, 1878, .\nna Good- 
now, of Apalachin, born November 13, i860, 
daughter of Abram and Parmelia (Barney) 
Goodnow. Children, born at Apalachin: i. 
Evan R., born January 12, 1881, died Octo- 
ber 4, 1881. 2. Lillian M., born June i, 1885, 
died March 17, 1907; married George B. 
Palmer : one son. Francis Charles, born Feb- 
ruary 28, 1907. 

Walter Palmer, immigrant an- 
PALMER cestor, was born, according to 

tradition, in county Notting- 
ham, England, died in Stonington, Connecti- 
cut, November 19, 1661. The first authentic 
records of him in New England are in 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, when he and 
Abraham Palmer were admitted freemen. May 
14, 1634. He owned considerable real estate 
and received land in the first division in 1637 
and again in the division of 1643. He was 
among those who met to prepare for the new 
settlement at Seacuncke, afterwards Reho- 
both, Massachusetts, and settled there. At 
this time he gave the value of his estate as 
four hundred and nineteen pounds. He was 
deputy to the general court from Rehoboth, 
and in 1653 moved to what is now Stoning- 
ton, Connecticut. He bought land from Gov- 
ernor Haynes on the east bank of the Weque- 
tequoc river. His entire tract of land con- 
tained about twelve hundred acres. His will 
was dated May 19, 1658, and proved May 11, 
1662. He married (first) in England, Ann 

; he married (second) Rebecca 

Short, a member of Rev. John Eliot's church 
in Roxbury. Children of first wife : Grace, 
married Thomas Minor ; John, died unmar- 
ried ; William, died unmarried ; Jonas ; Eliza- 
beth. Children of second wife: Hannah, born 
June 16, 1634; Elihu, January 24. 1636; Ne- 
hemiah, mentioned below ; Moses, April 6, 
1640; Benjamin, May 30, 1642; Gershom ; 

(II) Nehemiah, son of Walter Palmer, was 



bom November z-j , 1637, in Charlestown, died 
in Stonington. Connecticut, February 17, 1717. 
He was interred in the old burial ground on 
the east side of Wequetequoc cove, and his 
gravestone is still standing. He was admitted 
a freeman in Connecticut, May 10, 1666, and 
became a prominent man in the town of Ston- 
ington, where he settled. For fifteen years, 
from 1668 on, he served as deputy to the gen- 
eral court, and in 1681 was on a committee 
to buy land from the Indians He gave most 
of his property to his sons before his death. 
He married, in Stonington, November 20, 
1662, Hannah, born in 1644, died October 
17, 1727, daughter of Thomas and Ann 
(Lord ) Stanton. Children, born in Stoning- 
ton : Joseph, October 3, 1663; Elihu, March 
12, 1666. died young; Jonathan. August 7, 
1668: Daniel, mentioned below; Elihu, bap- 
tized December 14, 1674; Jonathan, baptized 
December 14, 1674, twin of Elihu ; Nehemiah, 
baptized July 8, 1677 ; Hannah, baptized April 
II. 1680. 

(HI) Daniel, son of Nehemiah Palmer, 
was born June 12, 1672, died February 28, 
1762. He received one-half the homestead 
by deed of gift from his father, for his "duti- 
ful care" of him, and owned land also in Vol- 
untown, given him by Nehemiah Smith, his 
wife's father. He was a commissioner in 1724 
and 1728, and justice of the peace for fifteen 
years. He repeatedly served as deputy to 
the general court. He gave much of his land 
to his children before his death. His will 
was dated May 12, 1747, and it is interest- 
ing to note that he owned several slaves, as 
he bequeathed to sons Daniel, Nathan, Nehe- 
miah, Rufus and James, each a negro girl 
or boy, and to his daughter Rebecca a negro 
girl. He married (first), March 25, 1700-01, 
Margaret Smith, who died June 4, 1726. 
daughter of Nehemiah Smith. He married 
(second). January 12, 1732, Mrs. Mary Den- 
ison. born November 14, 1680, died 1762, 
widow of \\'illiam Denison, and daughter of 
John and Abigail (Chesborough) .\very. 
Children by first wife: Nehemiah, born April 
g, 1702; Daniel, mentioned below; Samuel, 
April 7, 1707. died August 5, 1727; Nathan, 
October 27. 1711; Rufus, October 7, 1713; 
Huldah. November 15, 1715, died July 25, 
1727: Lydia, August 16, 1718, died June 25, 
1727; James, July 18, 1720; Rebecca, April 

13. I7-25- 

(I\") Daniel (2), son of Daniel (i) Palm- 

er, was born in Stonington, Connecticut, June 
10, 1704, died in Voluntown. Connecticut, .\u- 
gust 17, 1772. His estate was distributed 
among his heirs, March 13, 1773, and he made 
a will which has been lost. His wife Mary 
and son Samuel were executors, and Samuel 
died before the final distribution, in 1773, 
when those who received .shares were Rebecca 
Sherman, his daughter, Joseph, his son, Lydia, 
Margaret. Mary Stanton, and Huldah. his 
daughters, and Joseph, the son of Samuel, 
who was deceased. Daniel Palmer married, 
in Stonington, January 6. 1731, Mary, born 
in Stoning-ton, March 21, 1704. daughter of 
Deacon Joseph and Mary (Palmer) Palmer. 
Children : Samuel, mentioned below ; Daniel, 
born January 17, 1734; Mary, January 31, 
1737; Lydia, May 13, 1738; Rebecca. .April 
24, 1742; Joseph, December 27, 1744; Mar- 
garet, November i, 1747: Huldah, March 3, 
1750; Freelove, May 14, i753- 

(V) Samuel, son of Daniel (2) Palmer, 
was born in \'oluntown, Connecticut, No- 
vember 20, 1731, died January 19. 1773. be- 
fore his father's estate was distributed. His 
children were all mentioned in the will of his 
younger brother, Joseph Palmer, in 1780. He 
married, January 19, 1754-55. Lucretia Fish. 
Children: Rebecca, born May 25, 1756; Lu- 
cretia, September 13, 1757: Elizabeth, Sep- 
tember 19, 1759; Margaret, January 4, 1761 ; 
Daniel, September 22. 1763 ; Joseph, men- 
tioned below. 

(\'L) Joseph, son of Samuel Palmer, was 
born in X'oluntown, Connecticut, March 22, 
1767. In 1790, according to the first federal 
census, there were in Orange county. New 
York, Henry and Joseph Palmer. The latter 
had in his family himself and two females. 
Both were given as of Haverstraw. 

(\TI) Daniel (3), son or nephew of Jo- 
seph Palmer, was born about 1790 in Orange 
county. New York. He removed to Newfield, 
Tompkins county, New York, in 1832. He 
lived in Mounthope. a town taken from Deer- 
park and ^^■allkill. His farm was afterward 

known as the Craig place. He married 

and among his children were : Heman B.. born 
October 12, 1822; George, mentioned below; 
William O., July 20. 1830. at Mounthope, 
Orange county. 

(VHI) George, son of Daniel {3) Palmer, 
was born about 1828 in Orange county, prob- 
ablv at Mounthope, died in Little ^Meadows, 
Pennsylvania, in 1891. He was a chair man- 



ufacturer. lie reinoved to Little Aleadows 
in 1863 and lived there the remainder of his 
life, lie married XelHe La liar. George La 
Bar was an early settler in Lansing, Tomp- 
kins connty. New York, in 1798, and his son 
Ephraim was a sheriff of that connty. Chil- 
dren of (jeorge and Nellie Palmer: Frank, 
mentioned helow : Lucelia : Archie, who died 

(IX) Frank, son of George I'almer, was 
born at Newfield, Tompkins county, New- 
York, 1852, died at Little INIeadows, Penn- 
sylvania, March 20, 1904. He attended the 
public .schools and Wyoming Seminary. 
When a young man he engaged in the lumber 
business and built a large mill at Little Mead- 
ows for the manufacture of lumber, and also 
had a buckwheat flour and feed mill there. 
In 1890 he established a large plant at the 
railroad station at Apalachin, New York. He 
continued business to the time of his death, 
devoting himself to the plant at Little ]\Iead- 
ows, while his son had charge of the business 
at Apalachin. In politics he was a Republi- 
can. He married, in 1873, Mary Belle, born 
January 7, 1S59, at Little Meadows, daugh- 
ter of John and Maria (Harris) Lewis. Her 
father died in the service during the civil 
war. He was in an engineering corps. Chil- 
dren : George B., mentioned below; Esther, 
born September 4, 1877: Louise, l-^ebruary 
16, 1878: Lewis, June 7. i8yo. 

(X) George I!., son of Frank I'almer, was 
born at Little Meadows, Pennsylvania. March 
10, 1875. He was educated there in the pub- 
lic schools and in the Owego high school, 
graduating from the latter in 1894. For two 
years he was a student in Cornell LIniversity. 
He left college to engage in business with his 
father under the firm name of Palmer & Son, 
and since 1902 has had charge of the busi- 
ness at Apalachin, New York, where he has 
resided. He also owns a half interest in a 
large lumber tract at Nichols, New York. He 
is a member of Friendship Lodge, Free and 
Accepted Ma.sons, of Owego : Eelskatawa 
Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men : and of 
the Binghamton Club of Binghamton, New 
York. In religion he is a Methorhst, ami in 
politics a Republican, progressive. 

He married (first), 'Slay 10. 190^1, Lillian 
M. Giles, of Apalachin, born June i. 1885, 
died March 17, 1907, daughter of Charles 
Frederick and .\nna fGoodnow) Giles. They 
had one son, h'rancis Charles, born Februarv 

28, 1907. Married (second). I'"ebruary 8, 
1912, Alma 1)., daughter of George and Char- 
lotte (llrown) (jlann. 

Walter lla}nes, immigrant an- 
il A YNES cestor, was i)orn in .Sutton 

Alandifield. Wiltshire, England, 
in 1583. He also owned a house and other 
buildings on the island of Purbeck in the 
southeast part of Dorsetshire, lie came to 
New England in the same ship with Peter 
Noyes, yeoman, of Penton, Southampton, with 
his wife Eliza : sons under sixteen ^-ears of 
age, Thomas, John and Josiah ; daughters 
Suff ranee and Mary ; and servants John 
I'llandford, John Rediat and Richard Biddle- 
come. arriving in Boston in 1638. His fam- 
ily and that of l.'eter Noyes intermarried. 
.About a year after his arrival in this coun- 
try Haynes removed from Watertown, Mass- 
achusetts, to Sudbury, having a grant of 
land there December 22. 1639. He was 
line (if the foremost citizens, and was un 
the first board of selectmen in 1639 and 
served the town ten years altogether as se- 
lectman. He was one of the first, perhaps 
the very first, to build on the west side of 
the Sudbury river and is believed to have built 
the Haynes garrison house which was near 
the old Haynes home. The garrison house 
stood until the middle of the nineteenth cen- 
tury. The Haynes homestead was in the 
northeast section of the town in the part 
called the Pantry district. Hon. G. F. Gerry, 
a lineal descendent of Haynes, has written 
a charming poem entitled "Pantry School" 
(see "History of .Sndbur)-," p. 510). Haynes 
was admitted a freeman. May 13, 1641 : dep- 
]uit}- to the general court in 1641-44-48-51. 
He was commissioner to settle small causes, 
\('4S- He was a member of the .Ancient and 
IKinorable .Artillery Company (see "Whit- 
man's History of the Company," 1842, p. 97). 
Haynes had learned the trade of linen weaver. 
He died February 14, 1664-65. His will wa.s 
dated May 25, 1659, with codicil dated March 
4, 1663-64, and proved -April 4, 1665, be- 
([ueathing to wife Elizabeth : sons Thomas, 
John and Josiah: son-in-law Thomas Noyes: 
son-in-law Roger Gourd and "my daughter 
his w-ife" a tenement in .Shaston, Dorsetshire, 
England. The will of .Alice Haynes, his 
mother, is printed in the New England (Gene- 
alogical Register (vol. XXXIX, p. 263). A 
Thomas Haynes rlied in .Sudbury. July 28, 



1640. The will of Walter Ilaynes states that 
his son Thomas was then away from home. 
Many of the facts in this sketch were pre- 
served by John Haynes, born 1684, and writ- 
ten when he was nearly ninety years of age. 
The manuscript is now or lately was in pos- 
session of a descendant, Frederick Haynes 
Newell. The historian of Sudbury (Hud- 
son) writes of the Haynes family: "The 
family is well known and quite numerous in 
Sudbury. Members have lived in various 
parts of the town and have held prominent 
offices, civil and military."' Children : Thom- 
as ; John, mentioned below ; Josiah, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Noyes ; Suf- 
france, married Josiah Tredway, of Water- 
town: Mary, married Thomas Noyes, had no 
children : daughter, mentioned in will, mar- 
ried Roger Gourd and remained in England. 

(II ) John, son of Walter Haynes, was born 
in England in 1 62 1. \\'hile he is named 
among the children coming with his father 
in 1638, he was in Watertown living with his 
cousin Reed or Rice in 1637 according to the 
old manuscript mentioned. He was admitted 
a freeman in 1646, and was a deputy to the 
general court in 1668. He married, Octo- 
ber 13. 1642, at Sudbury, Dorothy, born in 
England in 1620, daughter of Peter and Abi- 
gail Noyes. Her father was deputy to the 
general court in 1640-41-50: was selectman 
of Sudbury for twenty-one years ; was admit- 
ted freeman. May 13, 1640; was commission- 
er. John Haynes died in 1692 leaving a will 
dated that year. Children : Elizabeth, born 
July 16, 1644; Mary, 1647; John, May 4, 
1649: Dorothy, 1651-52: Peter, April 7, 1654: 
Joseph. Se]3tember 7, 1656, killed in boyhood 
by falling from a tree : Thomas. 1658 : James, 

.mentioned below: Daniel, May 16. 1663: Ra- 
chel, February 12, 1665: Ruth, April 7, 1668; 
David, May 4, 1671. 

(III) James, son of John Haynes, was 
born in Sudbury, March 17, 1660-61, died 
October 15, 1732. He married, at Sudbury, 
November 4, 1689, Sarah, born September 
28, 1669, died September. 1756, daughter of 
Jose])li and Mary (Darvell) Noyes, of New- 
bury and Sudbury. Her father was select- 
man of Sudbury in 1662; constable i667-()8: 
justice of the peace. Rev. Noyes, father of 
Joseph Noyes, was born in Choulderton, \\'ilt- 
shire. England, in 1608 : was brother of Rev. 
Nicholas Noyes. of Newbury, Massachusetts ; 
settled in Newbury : his old house still pre- 

served there; married Saraii jirown. James 
Flaynes lived in Sudbury and was a farmer. 
Children : James, mentioned below ; Abraham, 
September 24, 1696; Sarah, July 11, IC)99; 
Ahiga (or Ahijah), October 16, 1701 ; Re- 
becca, August 20, 1705; Thankful, April 22, 
1708: Dorothy, December 23, 1710. 

(IV) James (2), son of James (i) Haynes, 
was born at Sudbury, April 17, 1692, died 
March 18, 1755, in his native town. He mar- 
ried (first), March 14, 1716-17, Susannah 
Woodward, who died August 15, 1717. He 
married (second), September 6, 1720, Mary, 
daughter of John Rugg and granddaughter 
of John Rugg, the immigrant. Children by 
second wife, born at Sudbury: James, men- 
tioned below ; Captain Joshua, born October 
7, 1723, married. March 29, 1759, Reljecca 

I \' ) James (3), son of James (2) Haynes, 
was born at Sudbury, May 25, 1721. He 
married, August 14, 1741, Eleanor Lee, of 
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. She died at Sud- 
bury, April 25, 1759. Children, born at Sud- 
bury : Joseph, mentioned below ; David, Octo- 
ber I, 1744, settled at P.ennington, X'ermont, 
as appears from the census of 1790: Marv, 
November 2, 1746; Eleanor, March 29, 1748; 
Ruth, May 21, 1750: James. February 28, 
1752, died 1753: Ann, Sejitember 2, 1755; 
James, July 8, 1757. 

(\T I Lieutenant Joseph Haynes, son of 
James (3) Haynes, was born at Sudbury, 
May 30. 1742. He was an early settler at 
Lisbon, New Hampshire. He was a lieuten- 
ant in Colonel Timothy Bidwell's regiment in 
1778. He was in Captain Samuel Young"s 
company of this regiment, December 15, 1777, 
to March, 1778 (see New Hampshire Revo- 
lutionary Rolls, state papers, vol. X\'I, p. 
307). In this company and regiment, of 
which General John Stark w^as then sergeant- 
major, he took part in the expedition to Can- 
ada in February, 1778. His son Joseph 
served in the same company in 1779. Cap- 
tain Samuel Young was of Lisbon, also. The 
town was granted in 1763 and settled after- 
ward. Joseph Haynes and Joseph Jr. were 
living there in 1790, according to the first 
federal census, both with families. Joseph 
Haynes signed a petition, January 12, 1786. 
asking for relief from taxes. The petition 
was headed by Major Samuel Young, just 
mentioned. It represented that there were 
but few settlers in Lisbon when the revolu- 



tion began and that almost every man turned 
out to the defense of his country and marched 
to Canada under General Montgomery and 
several enlisted for three years and during 
the war. The settlers built a fort at a cost 
of five hundred pounds. Had it not been 
for poverty, the petition states, "we should 
have left the town and state long ago" (p. 
407. town papers of Lisbon). In a petition 
relating to the legality of a town meeting of 
Lisbon, Joseph and his son Joseph both 
signed. As Joseph Jr. did not sign the peti- 
tion of inhabitants in 1786 he probably came 
of age about 1787. Joseph Haynes married, 
at Sudbury, August 11, 1763. Among his 
children were Joseph, of Lisbon, mentioned 
above, and David, mentioned below. At least 
two other sons and one daughter, as indi- 
cated by the census returns. 

(VII) David, son of Lieutenant Joseph 
Haynes, was born at Lisbon, New Hampshire. 
June 9, 1771. When a young man, soon after 
1790, he went to live near Albany, perhaps 
at Cambridge, where a Major Haynes was 
living without children, in 1790, according 
to the census. About 1795. according to the 
history of Onondaga county (p. 257 and 714), 
he removed to Van Buren township, Onon- 
daga county. New York. At Albany he met 
a man named McKowm who then held title to 
lot No. 12, Van Buren, and to Haynes he 
offered part of the lot there if he would make 
an actual settlement. Haynes received the 
deed to his land, May 14, 1798, one hundred 
and fifty acres, southeast corner of the lot, 
and this property has remained in the pos- 
session of descendants. Xo other tract has 
been held so long in the same family. A few 
years after he settled he married Martha Wil- 
son, and their daughter, born in 1799. was 
the first white child born in the town. Some 
years later, about 1805, he engaged in the 
salt business at Salina, and went to live there. 
In 1816 he returned to \'an Buren and after- 
ward divided his time between Salina, the 
west and his homestead at Van Buren. He 
added to his homestead largely by purchase. 
He died on the farm at Van Buren, May 26, 
1841. and was buried at Baldwinsville. Chil- 
dren: Elizabeth, born 1709 (first white child 
born in \'an Buren), died Alay 9, 1875, mar- 
ried Samuel Smith, of Salina; John: Corne- 
lia: Polly, married Philip Farrington : Thad- 
deus, mentioned below : Edward ; Horace ; 
Brooks : James. 

(\'III) Colonel I'haddeus, son of David 
Haynes, was born in \'an Buren, New York, 
1807. He was educated in the district schools. 
He followed farming in \'an iUiren on the 
homestead and became one of the leading 
citizens. He was supervisor of the town and 
colonel of the militia regiment. He married 
(first) Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Howe. 
He married (second I Harriet Howe, sister 
of his first wife. He died in 1887, aged 
eighty years. Child, William, mentioned be- 
low : 

(IX) William, son of Colonel 'rhaddeus 
Ilaynes, was born in \'an Buren, Xew York, 
P'ebruary 21. 1837. He was educated in the 
public schools of \'an Buren, and followed 
farming there. He married Amelia T. Har- 
rington, born in \'an Buren, daughter of Isaac 
or Isaiah and Mary (Earle) Harrington. 
Children, born at \''an Buren: Hillis X"., a 
farmer: Thaddeus B., a farmer: child, died 
in infancy; Millicent, married Arthur Cran- 
don : La Verne W., mentioned below. 

(X) La Verne W., son of William Haynes, 
was born in Van Buren, New York, June 
12, 1866. He attended the public schools 
of his native town and was graduated from 
the Baldwinsville high school in the class of 
1887, and from the State Xormal School at 
Oswego in the class of 1891. For three years 
he taught school, and during the next ten 
years of his life was engaged in farming. 
In May, 1908, he established the business in 
which he has since been engaged, manufac- 
turing and dealing in lumber and farmers' 
implements at Baldwinsville, New York. In 
Alay, 1910, his business was incorporated as 
the Farmers' Implement & Lumber Company, 
of which Mr. Haynes is manager. The com- 
pany has done a thriving and constantly grow- 
ing business. The present officers are: Presi- 
dent, John Snell ; vice-president, W. T. Hart : 
general manager, Mr. Haynes. Mr. Haynes 
is a member of the Baptist church of Bald- 
winsville : of Sapphire Lodge, No. 76S, In- 
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, of Camil- 
lus ; Mohegan Lodge, No. 29, Free and .Ac- 
cepted Masons ; Riverside Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons. He held in succession the va- 
rious offices in Sapphire Lodge. In politics he 
is a Democrat. 

He married (first) Alice F. Parks, born 
in Delaware county. New York, died May 29, 
1907. He married (second) Mrs. Emma 
Reed, widow of William Reed, son of Charles 


.\l-:\\ NORK. 

Reed. Children of \\'illiani and Emma Reed : 
Cecil W. Reed, born 1898: Gladys L. Reed, 
1901; Kenneth H., 1903; l'>nest Reed. 1906. 
Children of Charles and Mary Haynes Reed, 
parents of \\'illiam Reed : Charles, Lottie, 
Clarence, William, Ernest, Albert, Howard 
and Haynes Reed. William Reed, father of 
Charles Reed, was a son of Peter Reed. Wil- 
liam followed farming all his active life. 

The Scotch surname 
STR.\NAHAX Stranahan is also spelled 

Strahan, Strachan and 
Stranachan. The Stranachan family is found 
early at Galloway. Strahan and Strachan 
are tlft early spellings of the family in Kin- 
cardineshire about the year iioo. The name 
is derived from the river Strachan, anciently 
Strath .Aan in the \'alley of Aan, in Kincar- 
dineshire. There is also a parish of the same 
name in Kincardineshire. A branch of the 
family located in Ulster Province, north of 
Ireland, and" from these come the American 
familv. Two spellings are in vogue there 
at the present time, Strahan and Strain. The 
latter are entirely in the county Down and 
the former in the same section mostly. 

( I ) James Stranahan, immigrant ance.stor, 
wa.s born in the north of Ireland in 1699, and 
came with the great influx of Scotch-Irish 
to New England about 1725. He bought land 
at Scituate, Rhode Island, October 18 and 
November 29, 1745. He was prosperous in 
business, a well-to-do farmer, and an intelli- 
gent and useful citizen. He died at Plain- 
field, Connecticut. January 8. 1792, aged 
ninet\-three years. Children: i. James, born 
1735: settled in 1768 at Plainfield. Connecti- 
cut, and died there Januar\- 2, 1808; in 1790 
the census shows he had three males over six- 
teen in his family, two under that age and 
four females: married Martha Corey. 2. 
John, mentioned below. 3. William, settled 
at Canaan, New York, with his brother John. 
4. Jane, married, at Scituate, July 4, 1753. 
James Walker. The records at Scituate do 
not give the births of the children, and it is 
probable that Stranahan lived in some of the 
Scotch-Irish settlements in Worcester county-, 
Massachusetts, or Windham county, Connect- 
icut, before he located in Rhode Island. 

(II) John, son of James Stranahan. was 
born in 1737. He settled in Canaan. Colum- 
bia county. New York, before the revolution 
with his brother \\'illiam. who was a soldier 

in the war. In 1790, according to the first 
federal census, John had five males over six- 
teen, five under sixteen and three females; 
his son James was also head of a family and 
his brother William had four sons under six- 
teen and three females in his family. James 
Stranahan, probably the first of the name, v,-as 
of Fo.ster, Rhode Island, in 1790, according 
to the census having only himself and wife 
in the family. He niarried, September 17, 
1763, Lucy Buck. Children of John and 
Lucy Stranahan: Polly, born 1764; James, 
1766; Jane, 1768; Aaron, mentioned loelow ; 
Lucy, 1773; John, 1776; Farrand, 1778; 
Peleg, 1780; George. 1783: Gibson, 1786; 
Daniel, October 29, 1789. 

(Ill) Aaron, son of John Stranahan, was 
born in 1771. He was a farmer at Canaan, 

New York. He married . Children : 

John. Sarah, Susan. Harriet, Ebenezer, .\aron, 
mentioned below. 

(I\') Aaron (2). son of Aaron (i) Stran- 
ahan, was born at Chatham. Columbia county, 
New York, October 18. 1807. died August 1 5, 

He had a meagre education in the 
public schools and barely acquired the art 
of reading and writing before he went to 
work. He worked on his father's farm until 
nineteen years old, when he came to Onon- 
daga county. New York, from Herkimer 
county, where his father settled, and there 
he worked for a time at teaming and farm- 
ing. In 1830 he came to Granby, Oswego 
county, where he spent the remainder of liis 
life. He cleared a farm and acquired sev- 
eral hundred acres of land. In addition to 
farming he followed lumbering and cleared 
several hundred acres, selling the wood and 
timber, which he delivered at Salt Point, New 
York. He was a Whig until the Republican 
party was formed, and afterward a staunch 
Republican. He cast his first presidential 
vote for Henry Clay. He was an active, use- 
ful and successful citizen. 

He married, in 1829. Mercia, daughter of 
Paul W. Eggleston. of English descent and 
New -England parentage. She was a woman 
of high moral character, charitable, capable 
and kindly. They had eleven children, among 
whom were: i. Elsey, died aged twenty-three 
in 1864: married Isaac Dam, of California; 
she was burned to death with two children 
when their house was destroyed. 2. Adeline 
].. lived in California. 3. Smith, mentioned 



below. 4. Gipson. 5. Liivilla. niairicd 

Cooper, of Hannibal. 

(Y) Smith, son of .\aron (2) Stranahan, 
was born at Ciranby, December 22. iH^j, died 
November 12, 1904. He was a farmer, and 
was actively interested in public affairs. He 
married Lucelia Higgins, who died July 17, 
19CX). daughter of Alfred Higgins. Children : 

I. Cora, married Woodward: is dean 

of Women of \\'isconsin University. 2. Ne- 
vada N.. mentioned below. 

(VI) Hon. Nevada N., son of Smith Stran- 
ahan, was born at Granby, New York, Feb- 
ruary 27. 1861. He worked on his father's 
farm during his 3-outh and attended the pub- 
lic schools and Falley Seminary. He entered 
the law school of Columbia University in 
New York City in 1884, when he was twenty- 
three years old, and in due course he 
admitted to the bar and began to practice at 
Fulton, New- York. He took a prominent 
position in his profession and ranks among 
the leaders of the bar in his count\'. Mis 
public career began in 1890, when he was 
elected a member of the New York state as- 
sembly from Oswego county. He was twice 
re-elected, in 1891 and again in 1893. In 
the legislature he was appointed to several 
important committees and quickly won dis- 
tinction on the floor of the assembly. At the 
close of his service in the house, he was elect- 
ed district attorney of Oswego county, an 
office he filled with conspicuous ability and 
credit. At the state election of 1895 he was 
chosen state senator from the thirtv-seventh 
senatorial district, which includes Oswego 
and Madison counties, receiving a plurality of 
9,389 votes over his Democratic opponent. 
He was appointed chairman of the committee 
on cities of the senate and a member of the 
committee on taxation and retrenchment, also 
of the committee on privileges and elections. 
In 1898 he w'as renominated w-ithout opposi- 
tion and re-elected, receiving 1(5.270 votes to 
9,760 received by his Democratic opponent. 
Again he was chairman of the committee on 
cities and also a member of the committee 
on finance and of the committee on taxation 
and retrenchment. For the third time he 
was elected senator in 1900, receiving 18,295 
votes to 10,332 votes cast for his Democratic 
opponent. His reputation for ability grew 
steadily and he became one of the foremost 
Republicans of the state of New York. His 
faithful service in public life and his high 

standards of duty, his integrity and ability, 
were recognized appropriately by his appoint- 
ment to the office of collector of the port of 
New Yprk by President Roosevelt. He en- 
tered upon the duties of this office, April i, 
1902, and continued for more than six years. 
His resignation was due to his ill health. 
During his administration of the office of col- 
lector, the receipts amounted to more than 
a billion dollars. Mr. Stranahan has resided 
in Fulton since he retired from public life. 

lie married, April 30, 1885, Elsie Merri- 
nian. of Granby, New York, daughter of 
Henry H. Merriman. Children: Daniel M., 
born March 29, 1886, died 1895 : Isabella, 
November 6, 1887, died October 25. 1889; 
Louise : son, died in infancv. 

lohn Rathbone, whose 
RATHBONE father is said to have 
come to .America from 
England in the "Speedwell," a vessel accom- 
panying the "Mayflower," in 1620, and to 
have settled on Rhode Island, was among 
those wdiose met at the house of John Alcock, 
M. D., in Roxbury, Massachusetts, August 
17, 1660. to confer about the purchase of 
Block Island. In 1664 he was one of those 
whom Captain James Sands and Joseph Kent, 
in behalf of Block Island, presented to the 
Rhode Island general assembly for admission 
as freemen. In 1683 he was a representative 
from Block Island to the general assembly, 
and in 1686 he was one of the petitioners to 
the king of Great Britain in reference to the 
"Quo \\'arranto." In 1688 he was one of the 
grand jury of Rhode Island. In July. 1689, 
he had a very narrow escape from the French, 
who were pillaging the island. "They in- 
quired of some one or more of the people, 
who were the likeliest among them to have 
money? They told them of John Rathbone, 
who was the most likely." This is evidence 
that he was in good circumstances. The 
French captured him and demanded his 
money, and he denied having any amount. 
They tried to force a confession out of him 
by tying him and whipping him, but they had 
made a mistake in the man, for while they 
were torturing his son, John. John Rathbone 
escaped with his treasure. This son probably 
lived near his father. 

John Rathbone. when he came to I'lock 
Island, received with Edward \'orse lot 4 in 
the north part of the island, and lot 10 in 



the southeast part of the island. The island 
had been purchased the year before for £400 
of John Endicott, Richard Bellingham, Dan- 
iel Dennison and William Hawthorne, who 
had received a grant of it from Massachu- 
setts two years before. In 1676 he was sur- 
veyor of highways. On September 21, 1679, 
he and his w^ife Margaret deeded to their son 
John their estate on Block Island. In 1680 he 
was taxed £11. He was deputy to the general 
court in 168 1-2-3-4. On December 28, 1683. 
he and his wife Margaret deeded land to Sa- 
rah, wife of Samuel George. His will, made 
February 12, 1702, proved October 6, 1702. 
bequeathed practically everything to his wife ; 
at her death the property was left to his 
daughters and grandsons. To his son Sam- 
uel he left a table and cupboard: to wife 
Margaret all other movables and the income 
of the Newport house for life, at her death 
the house to go to grandson John, son of 
Tohn, and grandson John, son of William, 
"the latter having the east side ot the house. 
To wife he left certain lands, and 40 shillings 
to be paid her yearly while widow, by sons 
John, William, Joseph and Samuel, each 
paying that amount : also she was left a negro 
man for life, and then to son Thomas, for 
three years, at which time he was to be freed. 
At death of wife the household goods were 
to go to daughters Sarah, Margaret and Eliz- 
abeth, and five sons were to have at that time 
all cattle, etc. He died between February 12 
and October 6, 1702, and his wife survived 

him. Children : William, married Sarah , 

December 18, 1680; Thomas, born 1657, mar- 
ried Alary Dickens, April 21, 1685; John, 
mentioned below ; Joseph, married Mary 
Mosher, May 19, 1691 ; Samuel, born August 

3. 1672, married Patience , November 3, 

1692. and died January 24, 1757; Sarah; 
Margaret ; Elizabeth. 

(II) John (2), son of John (i) Rathbone, 
was born at New Shoreham, Rhode Island, 
and died in 1723. He married, January 10, 
1688, Ann Dodge. On May 5, 1696, he was 
admitted freeman of Rhode Island. He re- 
ceived from his father, just before his mar- 
riage, a deed for sixty acres of land on Block 
Island — probably a wedding present. On De- 
cember 13, 1698, "Great James" and Jane, his 
wife, (Indians) bound their daughter Betsey 
to lohn Rathbone, as an indented servant for 
eighteen years, and the consideration was one 
gallon of rum and one blanket in hand, and 

five years after one gallon of rum, and there- 
after yearly ; and if she remains five years, 
then the said Rathbone to pay four blankets, 
and one every third year thereafter. On 
April 28, 1717, he testified in relation to the 
seizure of three men from a boat that he was 
in, by a pirate sloop of which Paulsgrave 
Williams was commander, then in the harbor's 
bay. The men taken were George Mitchell, 
^^'illiam Tosh and Dr. James Sweet. Gover- 
nor Cranston wrote to Colonel Shute in re- 
gard to the matter, "that in case the pirate 
Williams should fall into your excellency's 
hands that the poor men therein rnentioned 
may receive such favor as justice will allow." 
March 8, 1720, he made his will, proved 
March 9, 1723, his wife Ann was executrix, 
and to her were bequeathed all |)rofits of hous- 
ing and lands on Block Island for life and all 
personal forever. As his oldest son Jonathan 
had already received £100, he left him noth- 
ing, and his daughter Mary received her por- 
tion at marriage. To his son John he left all 
housing and lands on Block Island, he paying 
legacies. He left £50 to son Joshua, and to 
sons Benjamin, Nathaniel and Thomas £50 
when they became of age. To daughter Anne 
he left £30 at death of wife. Children : Mary, 
born October 3, 1688: Jonathan, mentioned 
below: John, December 23. 1693; Joshua, 
February 9, 1696: Benjamin. February 11, 
1 701 : Annah, August 9, 1703 ; Nathaniel, Feb- 
ruary 6, 1708: Thomas, March 2. 1709. 

(III) Jonathan, son of John (2) Rathbone, 
was born May 22, 1691. He married Eliza- 
beth . He died April i. 1766, aged sev- 
enty-five years. He removed while a young 
man, before 1715, to that part of New Lon- 
don county, Connecticut, formerly called Col- 
chester, now Salem, and purchased from the 
Mohegan Indians a tract of land on which he 
settled. This land has remained in the family 
to this day. He was a member of the Baptist 
church there in 1726. Children: John, born 
January i, 1715: Benjamin, married Mary 
Cohoon, November 11, 1742: Jonathan, mar- 
ried Abigail Avery. November 8, 1744! 
Joshua, twin, mentioned below : Isaiah, twin 
of Joshua ; Joseph : Elizabeth : and probably 
other children. 

(IV) Joshua, son of Jonathan Rathbone, 
was born September 7, 1723. He married Sa- 
rah Tennant. December 4, 1745. He was a 
religious man, and was always known as Dea- 
con Rathbone. Children : Elizabeth, born 



June 9, 1747: Tabitlia, August 4. 1749: 
Joshua, May 7, 1751 ; Sarah, November 2^, 
1752: Moses, mentioned below; Lucy. A])ril 
~9> ^756' Samuel, twin. September 12, 1758; 
Anna, twin with Samuel. 

(\") Moses, son of Joshua Rathbone. was 
born November 12. 1754. He married Olive 
Ransom. Children : Amasa ; Ransom, men- 
tioned below: Israel, inarried the widow of 
John Ganson. of Leroy, New York; John; 
Elijah ; Betsey, married Tunnecliff. 

(\'I) General Ransom Rathbone, son of 
Moses Rathbone, was born at Colchester, Con- 
necticut, or vicinity, April 10, 1780, and came 
to Oxford. Xew York, in 1806. He was 
prominent in the state militia and a leading 

(VH) Henry Wellington, son of General 
Ransom Rathbone, was born at Oxford, Che- 
nango county. New York. August 14, 1813, 
and died in Elmira. Xew York. September 29. 
1891. He received his early education in the 
public schools and Oxford Academy. He be- 
came interested early in his career in manu- 
facturing, and for several years conducted pa- 
per mills near Oxford. In 1859 he came to 
Steuben county. New York, and engaged in 
lumbering, mercantile and milling enterprises. 
and the village in which he located was named 
Rathboneville (now Rathbone) in honor of 
him and his family. He was in business there 
some twenty years and his extensive business 
interests gave him a wide acquaintance with 
other representative men. with whom his tni- 
usual executive ability and personal integrity 
gave him an enviable standing and reputa- 
tion. He came to Elmira, New York, in 
1858. and until his death was conspicuous in 
the growth of the city and its industries. Soon 
after he came he organized, with others, the 
Elmira Rolling Mill Company, to the success 
of which he devoted his best energies and 
efforts for many years, and in large measure 
was responsible for the high place it held 
among the most important and prosperous 
industries of the state. He was director and 
president of various banks, railroads, coal 
and manufacturing '-ompanies. While he was 
always a Democrat, he differed at times with 
his party on the tariff and various financial 
questions, and sometimes voted against his 
party. He declined to accept public office. 
He was a member of Trinity Church. His 
death removed one of the best citizens of El- 
mira. a man of sterling character and rare 

moral fibre. In society he held an ex- 
alted position as a representative of the old- 
school gentlemen, rarely found in the present 

He married, July 14, 1846, Sarah Elizabeth 
liailey, daughter of Captain James Bailey, 
U. S. A. Children: 1. Mary B., married 
John A. Reynolds; children: Fanny, mar- 
ried William Lawson (third), of Williams- 
port, Penn.sylvania : James R. and Henry R. 

2. William Henry, married Julia McKnight. 

3. James Bailey, born October, 1852 ; mar- 
ried, January 2. 1879, Harriet Tuttle Arnot, 
daughter of John Arnot Jr. (see Arnot) ; 
children: Ann Elizabeth, died young; Eliza- 
beth Arnot. married Alexander D. Falck (see 
l'"alck ) ;^ John Arnot, married Gracia Gannett; 
Mary Catherine, at home. 

(The Arnot Line). 
(I) John .Arnot, the immigrant ancestor. 
was born in Perthshire, Scotland. September 
-5. 1793. and died m Elmira. New York, No- 
vember 17, 1873. He came from Scotland in 
1801, and settled in the vicinity of Albany, 
Xew York. He remained around there until 
1 817, being engaged in various occupations, 
being a poor boy and forced to earn a living. 
During that year he came to Elmira, then 
called Newtown, and with the assistance of 
Mr. Egbert Egberts, a merchant of .Albany, 
who reposed full confidence in his integrity, 
commenced his mercantile career in 1819 in a 
building just below Fox street, on East \\'ater. 
With patience, economy and perseverence, af- 
ter a few years he was enabled to buv out 
Mr. Egbert's interest, and own the establish- 
ment him,self. He became assciated with 
Stephen Tuttle in the mercantile business in 
1831, which continued for several vears, when 
in 1841 he sold out to Partridge & Hill. In 
the time from 1831 to 1841 he built a foun- 
dry on Lake street, the first brick building 
erected in Elmira, and in 1834 he brought to 
Elmira the first steam-engine in operation 
there. He invested quite largely in real es- 
tate, and became interested in the Chemung 
Canal Bank. He was one of the directors, 
and gave much of his time and attention to 
the management of its affairs. His connec- 
tion with the bank as cashier, in 1841, secured 
the desired confidence of the public, which it 
has since retained. During these years also 
he built his residence on Lake street, where 
he resided until his death, and now known as 



the Arnot Art Gallery, recenth- left to the 
city of Elmira. 

In 1848 he and others relieved the Erie 
railroad from its straightened condition, and 
undertook its construction from Binghamton 
to Elmira, furnishing the money and taking 
the pay from the bonds of the company. Their 
control was subsequently extended to Corn- 
ing. Soon after this Mr. Arnot was elected 
a director in the company, and for many years 
lent to the interests of 'the road his wisdom 
and judicious business ability. In 1852, hav- 
ing obtained control of the Chemung Canal 
Bank, he was elected its president, with his 
son, John Arnot Jr., as cashier. Being largelv 
interested in the Junction canal, in 1854, he 
was elected president of the company con- 
structing it. Soon after, the gas-works came 
into his hands, and the manner in which the 
city was furnished with gas has shown the 
ability and good judgment that he used in 
everything. For the ten years before his 
death he was principally engaged in mining, 
owning entirely or being interested in some 
of the most productive coal mines of the coun- 
try. He was never a partisan in any politi- 
cal sense. Previous to the formation of the 
Republican party he acted with the Whigs, 
and since with the Democrats. He was never 
an aspirant for any office, and never held any 
except for the honorary position of the board 
of education from 1859 to 1866. In 1858 he 
was the Democratic nominee for member of 
congress, and failed of election because of a 
Republican majority, but only by a small ma- 
jority. He was a just and generous man. 
Many will remember being carried safely over 
a crisis in their affairs when no other hand 
than his would help. He was filled with sym- 
pathy for all mankind, a fact which, in many 
ways unknown to the world, he constantlv 
demonstrated. In a life of severe and never- 
ending labor, although he acquired large 
wealth, he never outgrew his natural man- 

He married, in 1824, Harriet Tuttle, daugh- 
ter of Stephen Tuttle. Children: Marianna 
T.. mentioned below: Aurelia C, deceased: 
Stephen Tuttle, mentioned below : John Jr., 
mentioned below : Matthias Hallenback, died 
in February, 1910: Fanny, mentioned below. 

(II) Hon. Stephen Tuttle Arnot, son of 
John Arnot, was born at Elmira, New York, 
August 20, 1829, and died there November 
18. 1884. He was for many years promin- 

ent in public life and influential in politics 
in city and county, and in fact throughout the 
state was well known and highly respected. 
He served continuously a long term in the 
common council, and was mayor of the city 
in 1883, serving the unexpired term of Mayor 
David B. Hill, who resigned upon his elec- 
tion as lieutenant-governor of New York 
state. He took a keen interest in the fire 
department of the city, and while he was on 
the fire department committee of the council, 
he was influential in bringing the department 
to its greatest efficiency. He was on the com- 
mittee of construction of the Elmira Reform- 
atory, and was a trustee of the institution at 
the time of his death, when his brother Mat- 
thias was appointed to succeed him. He was 
a Democrat in politics. He married, Septem- 
ber 17, 1856, Charlotte Hewitt, of Owego, 
New York, now deceased. She was born De- 
cember 19, 1828. daughter of Gurdon and 
Charlotte (Piatt) Hewitt. Her mother was 
born January 25, 1800: married in 1821, and 
died January 16, 1876; her father was born 
May 5, 1790, died December 24, 1871 ; the 
only surviving child of Mr. and Mrs. Arnot 
was Fannie, born at Elmira, July 4, 1864, mar- 
ried, April 16, 1885, Warhani Whitney, of 
Rochester, New York: child, Charlotte, born 
January 27, 1889. 

(II) Hon. John Arnot Jr.. son of John 
Arnot, was born at Elmira, March 11, 1831, 
and died in November, r886. He was one 
of the most prominent anfl highly esteemed 
citizens of Elmira during his lifetime. His 
life was full of generous acts and kimlly char- 
ity, and he was naturally a popular citizen. 
For many years he was a member of the board 
of education of the city of Elmira, and dur- 
ing the last three years before Elmira had a 
city charter he was president of the incor- 
porated village. He was the first mayor of 
the city, and was again its mayor in 1870 and 
1874 and in 1882 was elected congressman 
from the di.strict. He was re-elected virtually 
without opposition in 1884. In October, 1884, 
he met with a peculiar accident that ultimately 
caused his death. In opening the doors of the 
vault in the Chemung Canal Bank, of which 
he was cashier, an explosion of gas which 
had accumulated during three days in the bank 
vault, threw him across the room against 
a desk and severely bruised and burned him. 
He lived about three years. He married. 
June 2, 1858, Ann Elizabeth Hulett. horn near 


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Horseheads, \"e\v \'oi"k. daughter of Hon. 
Cliarles and Ann Elizabeth (?^lunson) Hulctt. 
(See Hulett.) She died in Ehnira. Children 
of Hon. John Arnot Jr.: i. Harriet Tuttle, 
born March 22. 1859 : married James Bailey 
Rathbone. 2. John Hulett, born JMarch 7, 
i860, died May 25, 1899. 3. Edward Mun- 
son, born June 19. 1862, died March 22, 1865. 
4. Matthias Charles, born October 27, 1867, 
died July 31, 190 1 : married (first) April 19. 
1897. Alice Hale L'pdegraft' : she died March 
15, 1898, and he married (second) October 
3. 1900, Elizabeth Burr Thorne, of Auburn, 
New York. 

(H) Marianna Tuttle Arnot, daughter of 
John Arnot, married William 1!. Ogden, one 
of the founders of the city of Chicago, Il- 
linois, and its first mayor. 

(H) Fanny Arnot, youngest daughter of 
John Arnot, was born at Elmira : married 
(first) Richard .Suydam Palmer; children: 
Walter, John Arnot, and Richard Suydam : 
she married (second) George Griswold Ha- 
ven, of New York City ; one child : Marion 
Arnot Haven, married Forsvth W'ickes. 

Colonel William I"alck, son of 
FALCK William and Matilda Falck, was 

born in ESerlin, Germany, No- 
vember 25, 1837. He received his education 
in the schools of his native city, and at the 
age of eighteen went to England, where he 
spent two years. He came to this country in 
1858, and enlisted in the American army as 
a private in Company F, second United States 
Infantry. He was appointed sergeant-major 
in the civil war, for gallantry at the battle 
of Antietam, he was commissioned second 
lieutenant, soon afterward was promoted to 
the rank of first lieutenant, and in 1866 to a 
captain's commission. He was in the service 
for eight years, and took a brave man's part 
in a war that taxed the courage of the brav- 
est. -A.t Spottsylvania Court House, May 10, 
1864, he was severely wounded in the left 
lung, and for a time was unable to be with 
liis regiment. .A.s a recognition of his brav- 
ery at Spottsylvania Court House he was 
brevetted captain, and March 13, 1865, major, 
in recognition of his part in the battle of 
Chanceliorsville. Soon afterward he was 
made lieutenant-colonel by brevet. While re- 
covering his health in 1865, Colonel Falck was 
sent to Elmira, New York, and stationed at 
the prison camp. During the next ten years 

he was stationed in \arious southern stalCN 
and took part in the great work of reconstruc- 
tion, and was active in suppressing the 
murderous Ku-Klux-Klan. In 1877 Colonel 
h'alck was stationed in Idaho, where he took 
part in the campaign against the Nez Perces 
Indians. In 1879 he had charge of establish- 
ing an army post at a distant site on the Co- 
lumbia river, near the Canadian border. The 
climate was severe, and the exposure resulted 
in an attack of rheumatism. In 1880 his suf- 
fering was so intense that he was given a 
three-year leave of absence from the army. 
At the end of this period he resigned his com- 
iriission, after spending a quarter of a cen- 
tury in the military service, the best part of 
his life. He made his home in Elmira, New 

In 1885 he became financially interested in 
the La France Fire Engine Company, and 
was elected treasurer and general manager. 
He had been with the Elmira Water Works 
Company for two years previous. The fire 
engine produced by this company became one 
of the most efficient and popular on the mar- 
ket, largely owing to the sagacity and fore- 
sight of Colonel Falck, and probably had no 
superior in the world. He continued as man- 
ager and treasurer until 1900, when this con- 
cern became a part of the International Fire 
Engine Company. He was with the new com- 
pany from igo2 to March, 1904, as a general 
officer of the corporation at the New York 
office. When the .American-La France Com- 
pany was organized in 1904, he was instru- 
mental in having the general offices moved to 
Elmira, He returned to Elmira himself, but 
resigned from active duty and from that time 
lived a life of retirement. His health began 
to fail, and for two years he kept to his home 
and devoted himself to books and nature. He 
died February 10, 1909, at his home in 

Colonel Falck was a member of the Mili- 
tary Order of the Loyal Legion ; of Baldwin 
Post, Grand Army of the Republic : honor- 
ary member of the Thirtieth Separate Com- 
pany, National Guard, State of New York ; 
member of the Army and Navy Club of New 
York ; charter member of the Elmira City 
Club : director of the Chemung Canal Trust 
Company, and one of its founders. Colonel 
Falck was a brave, loyal, capable military 
officer with a long and brilliant service to his 
credit in the civil war and afterward. He 



was, moreover, an able, shrewd, wise and suc- 
cessful business man. In politics he was Re- 
publican, and in religion a Presbyterian. 

He married, July lo, 1867, at Elmira, Mary 
Bradford McQuhae, born at Danville, Penn- 
sylvania, October 25, 1848, daughter of John 
McQuhae, born at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 
. February 15, 1816, died at Danville, Pennsyl- 
vania, August 13, 1849. Her mother was 
Azubah Baldwin Carpenter, born at Spen- 
cer, New York. November 13, 1818, died at 
Elmira, February 15, 1895, daughter of Eli- 
jah and Elvira (Baldwin) Carpenter. (See 
Carpenter.) Elvira (Baldwin) Carpenter 
was born October 25, 1790, daughter of Will- 
iam and Azubah (Seeley) Baldwin, grand- 
daughter of Isaac and Patience (Rathbun) 
Baldwin. (See Baldwin.) Children of Col- 
onel and Mrs. William Falck : i. Frederick 
McOuhae, born at Atlanta, Georgia, in ^Mc- 
Phe'rson Barracks, July 5, 1874; married The- 
resa Josephine McGovern, of Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania ; children : Mary Theresa, Cath- 
erine, Frederick William, born October 31, 
1909. 2. Alexander Diven. born at Elmira, 
March 7, 1878; married Elizabeth Arnot, 
daughter of James B. and Harriet A. Rath- 
hone, of Elmira. (See Arnot and Rathbone ) : 
child: Alexander, June 20, 1909. 

John McQuhae and wife Azubah Baldwin 
(Carpenter) had three children: i. Anna Z., 
born April 24, 1844, at Danville, Pennsyl- 
vania, died December 6. 1888, at Elmira, mar- 
ried, July 13, 1864, Alexander Diven, born 
Januarv 22, 1841, died in January, 1888. (See 
Diven.) 2. Sarah J., McQuhae, born at Dan- 
ville, September 4, 1846; married Captain 
William Mills, of the United States army; 
children: Anna McQuhae Mills, married 
Frederick Bowen Lincoln, and had Frederick 
Banister Lincoln, Jean McQuhae Lincoln, 
Edith Isabelle Lincoln, Kathleen Lincoln and 
Anne McQuhae Lincoln; William Mills Jr. 
unmarried. 3. Mary Bradford McQuhae, 
born October 25, 1848, married Colonel Will- 
iam Falck, mentioned above. 

[nhn McQuhae was a merchant in Philadel- 
phia, Penns\Ivania, but afterward on account 
of ill health removed to Danville, Pennsyl- 
vania, where he engaged in the mining and 
lumber business and conducted a general 
store. His father. \\'illiam McQuhae. was 
born at Castle Douglas, near Dumfries, Scot- 
land, married, in Pennsylvania, Deborah Cow- 
den. William McQuhae was a portrait 

painter. His home in this country was in 

(The Carpenter Line). 
This family is of ancient English origin, 
and is of great antiquity in the county of 
Hereford and other parts of England. The 
.\merican branch of the family is descended 
from the family of which the Earl of Tyr- 
connel was a member. In 1761 the Earldom 
of Tyrconnel in Ireland was given to a third 
George Carpenter, and this branch became 
e.xtinct in 1853. The coat-of-arms was con- 
firmed to William Carpenter in 1663, in Lon- 
don, and was subsequently found on the 
tombstone of Daniel Carpenter, of Rehoboth, 
Massachusetts, who was born in 1669. The 
arms: Axgent, a greyhound passant, and chief 
sable. Crest : A greyhound's head, erased 
per fesse sable and argent. Motto: Celcri- 
tas, zirtits, Udelitas. 

(I) John Carpenter, the first of the name 
found in English records, was born about 
1303, and was a member of Parliament in 


(II) Richard Carpenter, son of John, was 

born about 1335. He married Christina , 

and they were buried in the church of St. 
Martin Outwich, Bishopsgate street. London. 
He was a goldsmith. 

(HI) John Carpenter Sr.. son of Richard, 
was elder brother of John Carpenter Jr., the 
noted town clerk of London, whose benevo- 
lent bequest founded the City of London 

(1\") John Carpenter was son of John 
Carpenter Sr. 

( \' ) William Carpenter, son of John, was 
born about 1440, and died in 1520. He re- 
sided in the part of Dilwyne. Herefordshire. 
He is called William of Homme. 

(\T) James Carpenter, son of \\illiam of 
Homme, died in 1537. 

(VH) John Carpenter, son of James, died 
in 1540. 

(VIII) William Carpenter, son of John, 
was born about 1540. Children: i. James, 
inherited the estate of his father. 2. .Alex- 
ander, born about 1560; his youngest child 
was probably the William of Cobham to 
whom arms were confirmed in 1663. 3. ^^ ill- 
iain, mentioned below. 4. Richard. 

(IX) William Carpenter, son of William 
Carpenter, was born in England, in 1576. He 
came to America with his wife Abigail and 
son William, in the ship "Bevis." in 1638. and 



rcturnecl in the same ship lo I'liighind. He 
was a resideiil of London. 

(X) \\'illiani Carpenter, son of William 
Carpenter, was horn in 1605, in England. He 
came to .America with his father in the ship 
"Bevis," in 1638, and was admitted a freeman 
of Weymouth, Massachusetts, May 13, 1640. 
He was deputy to the general court from 
Weymouth in 1641-43, and from Rehoboth 
in 1645; constable in 1641. He was admitted 
an inhabitant of Rehoboth, March 28, 1645, 
and in June of same year admitted as a free- 
man there. He was a close friend of Gov- 
ernor William Bradford, who married his 
cousin Alice Carpenter. W'ith others he re- 
ceived permission from the general court to 
buy a tract of land eight miles square of the 
Indians, which became the settlement of Reho- 
both. He was chosen proprietory' clerk in 
1643, ^T^l served until 1649. He contributed 
towards the expenses of King Philip's war, 
and was one of the committee to lay out a 
road from Rehoboth to Dedham. In 1647 he 
was selectman. He owned real estate also at 
Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He was a captain 
of militia. He died February 7, 1659 in Re- 
hoboth. His will was dated .Vpril 21, 1659, 
and proved February 7, 1669. He married, 

in England, Abigail , who died February 

22, 1687. Children, born in England : John, 
mentioned below ; William, married, October 
5, 1651, Priscilla Bennett, (second) Decem- 
ber 10, 1663, ^Miriam .Searles, died January 
26, 1703: Joseph, married, May 25, 1655, 
Margaret Sutton, and buried May 6, 1675; 
Hannah, born at Weymouth, April 3, 1640: 
Abiah, born at Weymouth, .\pril 9, 1643; 
.Abigail, twin with Abiah, married John Titus 
Jr.: Samuel, born in Rehoboth. about 1644. 

(XI) John, son of William Carpenter, was 
born in England, about 1628. He married 
(very likely) Hannah (Hope). He came 
from England when a young boy, with his 
father, and went to Connecticut, where he was 
living before 1646, when he must have been 
about seventeen years old. It seems that he 
was in different places in Connecticut several 
years, working at the trade of carpenter. He 
had some difficulty with one (jibbons, and 
was assisted by 1 homas Osborn. His brother 
Joseph appeared as plaintiff at Hartford, June. 
1648. In 1660 John bought land in Hemp- 
stead, Long Island, and in the deed he is 
called "John Carpenter of Huntington, 
Conn." in his father's will, Ajiril 21, 1658, 

he is bequeathed one mare, "being the old 
white mare," etc., and his son is bequeathed 
twenty shillings to buy him a calf. John 
Carpenter was in Stratford, Connecticut, in 
1O46. Ilinman says that John Carpenter, 
with some twenty others, of Hempstead, Long 
Island, was accepted as a freeman by the gen- 
eral court of Connecticut, May, 1664, if he 
chose to be a freeman of that state. He was 
chosen townsman of Hempstead in 1663, and 
bought land in Jamaica, Long Island, in 1665. 
Captain John Sr. and Captain John Jr. re- 
ceived their titles because of being captains 
of the Jamaica Fusileers, a military company 
of that time. McDonald says that Captain 
John Carpenter Sr. was captain in 1673. He 
is mentioned in the "Documentary History 
of New York" as being ordered in 1673, witli 
his con:pany, to defend Fort James, New 
York, against the fleet of the Prince of Or- 
ange, at the time of the recapture of New 
York by the Dutch. Captain John Carpen- 
ter was a resident of Jamaica before 1664, 
and was one of the patentees of the town un- 
der the Dongan Patent of 1680. He and Ne- 
hemiah Smith were a committee to settle the 
Rev. John Pruden over the church at Jamai- 
ca, June 19, 1676. Among the papers of 
Judge Morgan Carpenter, of Poughkeepsie, 
.\e\v York (deceased), is the sale of the 
dower, 1704, of Hannah Carpenter, of Ja- 
maica, to her son, William Carpenter. She 
sold all her rights in houses and lands left her 
by her late husband, Captain John Carpen- 
ter. John Carpenter bought a tract of land 
in Jamaica on which he settled, and this was 
occupied for three generations by John Car- 
penters. The last one died young, unmar- 
ried. Captain John Carpenter's tax in 16S3 
was on ii86, sterling. His will, dated No- 
vember ID, 1694, begins: "Now ancient, 
crazy in body, but sound in mind," etc. He 
mentioned in the will Hannah, his wife, sons 
John, Hope, Samuel and William, daughter 
Ruth, grandson Solomon, and granddaughters 
.Abigail and Hannah. He left his carjjenter 
tools to his sons. Children : John, born 
about 1658, in Connecticut : HojJe, ])robably 
born in Jamaica : William, mentioneil below ; 
Samuel, born about 1666, in Jamaica: Solo- 
mon, about 1670: Ruth, married a Ludlam; 
daughter, married a Rhodes. 

(XII) William, .son of CajHain John Car- 
penter, was born about i6C)2. He married 
Elizabeth . He died b'ebruary (15), 



1749. He probably married (first) Sarah 

• . He lived at Hempstead. Long Island, 

and was a farmer and carpenter by trade. 
The Jamaica records, March 14, 171 5. show 
that he and his wife Sarah sold forty acres 
to Bejamin Wiggins, of Jamaica. His will, 
in which he freed his slaves, gives to his great- 
grandson, William Smith, son of John Smith, 
and to his sons John and Daniel, his carpenter 
tools. He also mentioned his daughter Eliza- 
beth Bedell. Children : Daughter, married a 
Smith ; John, mentioned below : Daniel, mar- 
ried Sarah or Margaret Hall, 1752 ; Elizabeth, 
married John Bedell. 

(XHI) John, son of William Carpenter, 
was born about 1687. In the ''History of Or- 
ange County, New York," he is mentioned 
as one of the first settlers of Goshen. The 
John Carpenter who settled there must have 
been this one, as a John Carpenter of Cioshen 
sold Daniel, the son of William, the third of 
land given by William of Hempstead to his 
son John. John Carpenter of Goshen sold 
land to Daniel Carpenter of Hempstead, April 
5, 1 75 1, and this proves that John and Dan- 
iel were sons of William, and that John went 
to Goshen when a young man. John Car- 
penter, of Blooming Grove, New York, hus- 
bandman, made a will dated September 17, 
1767, proved June 27, 1787, in which he men- 
tioned his wife Rachel, sons Elijah and Will- 
iam, and grandson Matthew. The two sons 
were made executors of the will. Children, 
probably born in Blooming Grove : John, 
mentioned below ; William, of Cornwall, a 
husbandman: Elijah, of Blooming Grove, 
near Cornwall, New York ; Julia, married a 
DuBois; Rachel, married probabl}- Edward 
Howell : Almira, married probably James 

(XIV) John, son of John Carpenter, made 
his will January 13, 1766, proved October 14, 
1767. He was a merchant. His wife was 
Jane, and her last name was evidently How- 
ell. In his will he mentioned his wife, son 
Matthew, daughters Julia, Rachel and Al- 
mira, brothers Elijah and William, brothers- 
in-law Hezekiah Howell Jr., Stephen Howell 
and Charles Howell, sister-in-law Phebe 
Howell, Susanna Howell and Abigail Howell. 
His wife, Michael Jackson and Hezekiah 
Howell, were executors. Children: Mat-< 
thew-, mentioned below : Julia : Rachel, died 
in Elmira, New York: .Almira, died in Elmira, 
New 'S'ork. 

(X\') Matthew, son of John Carpenter, 
was lx)rn September 26, 1759. He married 
Catherine Mathew's. in 1780; she was- born in 
1765 and died October 28, 1830. He went to 
Newtown, Tioga county, New York (now 
Elmira, Chemung county), in 1793 and 
bought a large tract of land in what is now 
the center of the city. Newtown creek ran 
through one large tract of two hundred acres, 
and on it was the first fulling mill in this 
part. He also owned a woolen mill. He was 
a member of the assembly in 1799 and 1823. 
lie was a delegate from the county to the 
constitutional convention of 1821, and while 
he was in the assembly the name of Newtown 
was changed to Elmira, after the name of his 
daughter Almira, usually spelled Almira or 
Elmira. He held the office of clerk for the 
countv for nineteen years, receiving his ap- 
pointment from Governor Clinton. He was 
very prominent in the legislature. He built 
the first saw mill, wool carding and cloth 
dressing mill in that county. When in the 
legislature he rode to and fro on horseback, 
through the, guided by the Indian trail 
and marked trees a good part of the way. He 
was appointed state surveyor of public lands 
in New York, and also appointed general of 
militia by the governor, after the revolution. 
Children, the five eldest born in Orange 
countv. near Goshen, the rest born in Elmira: 
John, born 1782, died 1786: Vincent Mat- 
thews, born 1798, died i860, at Dansville, 
New York : Benjamin Franklin, born 1809. 
married, 1835. died June 6, 1869. at Ithaca, 
New York: Elijah, mentioned below: Jane, 
born January 10, 1791, married Philo Jones, 
December 31, 1802, died at Seeley Creek. 
Southport, New York, October 20, i860; Al- 
mira. born 1799. married Robert Thompson, 
of Newtown (Elmira) : Eliza Matthews, born 
March 9, 1797, married Erastus Shephard, 
December 5, 1817, died January 2, 1872; Caro- 
line, born February 10, 1806, married Mr. 
Howell. May i, 1821, and died October 16, 
1881 : Julia, born 1792, married Rev. Dr. Will- 
iam Wisner, 1807, and died at Ithaca, May 23. 
1863: Sallv, born May 10, 1801. married Mr. 
Campbell, of Naples.' New York, 1823, and 
died December 9, 1873: Catherine, born No- 
vember 26, 1786. married Robert Lawrence, 
Tuly 7, 1805, and died December 3, 1817: Ra- 
chel, sometimes called Locky, married (very 
likelv) Mr. Lawrence : Hannah, horn August 
20, 1788, at West Point, married a Mr. Mc- 

NEW your-:. 

Clure, September 8, iSoS, and died in Elgin. 
Illinois, March i, 1865. 

(XVI) Elijah, son of Matthew Carpenter, 
was born in Orange county, near Goshen, Sep- 
tember 28, 1793. He married Elvira Baldwin, 
October 28, 1813; she was daughter of Will- 
iam and Azubah Baldwin, and was born Oc- 
tober 25. 1790, and died January 15, 1864. 
Children: Catherine, born September 21, 
18 1 6. married William Green, November 8, 
1837, and died January 2, 1842 ; William Bald- 
win, born December 6, 1814: Azubah lialdwin, 
mentioned below; Matthew, born November 
14. 1820. died December 16, 1896; Zerviah, 
born .April 19, 1822, died May 16, 1824; Mar- 
tha Elizabeth, born February 19, 1824, mar- 
ried James Carpenter, and died in 1893, in 
Lowman. New York ; Caroline H., born No- 
vember 28. 1826, married Morris Isham; 
Grout Baldwin, born .\ugust 24, 1828. mar- 
ried Sarah Fisher at Wellsburg, New York, 
and died in 1895. 

(X\'II) .\zubah Baldwin Carpenter, daugh- 
ter of Elijah Carpenter, was born November 
13. 1818, in Spencer, New York. She married 
John McQuhae (pronounced McOuay, Scotch) 
January 13, 1842. of Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania. He was born February 15, 1816, at 
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and died August 13, 
1849, '" Danville, Pennsylvania. She died 
Feljruar}- 15. 1895. \^ hen two years old, she 
was adopted by her mother's sister Zerviah, 
wife of William Maxwell, later of Maxwell 
Park. Elmira. but she did not change her 
name. In 1849, after the death of her hus- 
band, she returned to the home of her adop- 
tion, where she died. Children: i. .-Annie 
Zerviah, born April 24, i85|4, at Danville, 
Pennsylvania, married Major .Alexander Di- 
ven, July 13, 1864, who was born January 22, 
1841, and died January 25, 1887, and she 
died December 6. 1888, in Elmira : he served 
as paymaster in the army during the civil war, 
and they had three children: John (1869), 
died i886: George Maxwell (June 7, 1870), 
married Cora E. West in 1891 ; and Eleanor, 
l)orn November 30, 1877, who died aged eight- 
een. 2. Sarah Jane, born .September 4, 1846; 
married, F'ebruary 25. 1874. Captain William 
Mills, of Michigan, who died December 30, 
1890, was captain of infantry, U. S. \.. at 
Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota; children: Mary 
Bradford, born October 25, 1848, at Danville, 
married. July 10. 1867, Captain William h'alck 
(see Falck), born November 25, 1837. 

(The Baldwin Line). 
( 1 ) Henry Baldwin, the immigrant ances- 
tor, came very likely from Devonshire, Eng- 
land, and was one of the first settlers of Wo- 
burn, in that part now known as North Wo- 
burn. In 1661 he built here the "palatial 
house which is still one of the most imposing 
in the town, and which, though with some 
changes and occasional improvement," has 
been owned and occupied by descendants for 
six generations, and is now the oldest dwell- 
ing in Woburn. In 1820 the house looked 
practically as it looks now. The north chim- 
ney, put up by George R. Baldwin, was said 
to be the first single flue chimney in the coun- 
try. He designed the chimney caps and built 
a small addition on the rear of the house. On 
the south, between the house and the canal, 
was formerly a beautiful garden with walks 
and trees, but all traces of it have now dis- 
appeared. Henry Baldwin was a sergeant of 
Woburn militia, 1672-85, and deacon of the 
First Church, Woburn, from 1686 until his 
death. He died February 14, 1697-98. He 
married, November i, 1649, Phebe Richard- 
son, eldest daughter of Ezekiel and Susanna 
Richardson ; she was baptized in Boston, June 
3, 1632, and died September 13, 1716. In his 
will, proved April 4, 1698, he mentioned his 
wife Phebe, sons Henry, Daniel, Timothy and 
Benjamin, his son Israel Walker, husband of 
his daughter Susanna, and his grandson Israel 
\\'alker, his son Samuel Richardson, husband 
of liis daughter Phebe and grandson Zachariah 
Richardson, and his two daughters -Abigail 
and Ruth Baldwin. Children : Susanna, born 
.August 30, 1650, died September 28, 1651 ; 
Susanna, born July 25, 1652; Phebe, Septem- 
ber 7, 1654; John, October 28, 1656; Daniel, 
March 15, 1658-59: Timothy, May 27, 1661 ; 
Mary, July 19, 1663, died January 8, 1663-64; 
Henry, November 15, 1664; Abigail, August 
30, 1667; Ruth, July 31. 1670; Benjamin, 
mentioned below. 

(II) Benjamin, son of Henry Baldwin, was 
born January 20, 1672-73, in Woburn, Massa- 
chusetts. He settled in Canterbury. Connecti- 
cut, about 1700, and died there in 1759. He 

married Hannah . Children: John, 

mentioned below; Benjamin, born about 1700; 
Daniel, 1705 ; Ebenezer, 1707. said to have 
died young; Timothy, 1709; Patience, 171 1; 
Henry, 1713; Hannah, 1715, died young. 

(III) John, son of Benjamin Baldwin, was 
born in May, 1697, in Canterbury. Connecti- 



cut, where he lived all his life. It is said by 
Dr. Elijah, of Canterbury, that some of his 
descendants are in the vicinity, and that some 
went to Addison, Tioga county, New York. 
Children : Ebenezer ; William ; Isaac, men- 
tioned below; James (Worcester manuscript 
says that he was a doctor, and had daughters). 

(IV) Isaac, son of John Baldwin, was born 
June 12, 1730, and lived at Canterbury. He died 
in Elmira (or in Chemung county, New York) 
June 9, 1791. He married, November 16, 
1751. Patience Rathbun, September 13, 1734, 
in Exeter, Providence county, Rhode Island. 
They settled in Newtown, New York, in 1785. 
She died in Southport, July 24, 1823. Chil- 
dren: I. Rufus, born March 8, 1753, in Con- 
necticut. 2. Thomas, February 23, 1755, in 
Elmira. 3. Waterman, January 8, 1757. 4. 
AlTa. December 14. 1759. 5. Adah, October 
31, 1762; taken prisoner by Indians at the 
massacre of Wyoming in 1778, at the age of 
sixteen, shaved, painted and sent on foot over 
the mountains and through the swamps to the 
Delaware, at Easton ; married William Jen- 
kins, of Southport, New York, and died March 
I, 1845. 6. Isaac. January 8, 1765, in Elmira. 
7. William, mentioned below. 8. Henry, Feb- 
ruary 27, 1769, in Southport. 9. Polly, Au- 
gust 3, 1772, in Elmira. 10. Silas, March 12, 
1775. II. Ichabod, October 26, 1777, in Penn 

(Y) William, son of Isaac P>aldwin, was 
born August 26, 1767, in Elmira, and died 
June 25, 1842. He married Azubah Seeley. 
Children : Grant ; Zerviah, married Hon. 
William Maxwell ; Elvira, born October 25, 
1790, married Elijah Carpenter (see Carpen- 
ter XVn. 

\\'illiam Judson, the immigrant 
JUDSOX ancestor, was born in England, 

in Yorkshire, tradition says, 
and came in 1634 to Concord, Massachusetts, 
where he lived four years, then located at 
Hartford, Connecticut, and in 1639 settled at 
Stratford. Connecticut. His will was dated 
December 21, 1661. and he died July 29, 1662; 
December 16, 1662, was the date of his in- 
ventory. His wife Grace died at New Ha- 
ven, September 29. — , and he married 

(second) Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Wil- 
mot : she died in February. 1682. Children, 
born in England: Joseph, mentioned below; 
Jeremiah ; Joshua. 

( II ) Lieutenant Joseph Judson, son of Will- 

iam Judson, was born in England, and was 
nineteen years old in 1639 when the family 
settled in Stratford. He married Sarah Por- 
ter (?j, probably daughter of John Porter, of 
Windsor, December 24, 1644, died March 16, 
1696-97, aged seventy years. He died Octo- 
ber, 1690, aged seventy -one years. Children, 
born in Stratford: Sarah, March 2, 1645-46; 
John, December 10, 1647 • Janies, mentioned 
below; Grace, February i, 1651-52; Joseph, 
March 10, 1654; Hannah, December 13, 1657; 
Esther, August 20, 1660; Joshua and Ruth, 
twins, October 27, 1664; Phebe, October 29, 
1666; Abigail, September 15, 1669. 

(III) Captain James Judson. son of Lieu- 
tenant Joseph Judson, was born in Stratford, 
April 24, 1650, and died there. February 25, 
1720-21. He was a large land owner and 
farmer, and captain of the military company. 
He married (first), August 18, 1680, Re- 
becca, daughter of Thomas \\'ells ; she was 
born in 1655, and died November 3, 1717. He 
married (second), November 30, 1718, Ann, 
who died 1759. daughter of James Steele, of 
Wethersfield, and granddaughter of Samuel 
(?). Children, born in Stratford: Hannah, 
May 30, 1682-83 ; Sarah. February 16, 1682- 
83 (?); Rebecca, February 25 (?), 1684-85; 
Joseph, January 10, 1687-88; James, x\pril i, 
1689; Phebe, October 8, 1691 : David, see for- 

(IV) Captain David Judson. son of Cap- 
tain James Judson. was born August 7, 1693, 
and died and was buried in New Haven, Con- 
necticut. He married, in Stratford, October 
29, 1715, Phebe, daughter of Ephraim Stiles. 
Children, born in Stratford : David, Septem- 
ber 26, 1715: Phebe. February 19, 1717-18; 
Abel, January 21, 1719-20: Abel, see forward; 
Agur, March 23, 1724: Ruth, .April 27, 1726; 
Daniel, April 26, 1728: Sarah, October 17, 
1730; Abner, June 9, 1733; Betty, February 
12, 1736-37. 

(V) .\bel, son of Captain David and Phebe 
(Stiles) Judson, was born February 13, 1721- 
22. He married (first). May 7, 1744, Sarah, 
born January 11, 1722. daughter of Judson 
Burton; (second) 1750. Mehitable Tousey, of 
Newton. Children : John, see forward ; 
Abel, born 1746: Sarah. 1749: Ruth, 1752; 
Elijah, 1760. 

(VI) John, son of Abel and Sarah (Bur- 
ton) Judson, was born about 1745-46. 

(VII) Silas Burton, son of John Judson. 
was born at Newton. June 2. 1769, and died 



November 12, 1S42. He came from Newton 
and settled with the pioneers in Otsego county, 
New York. In 1812 he removed to Chemung 
county, locating on the historic battleground 
of 1779, where Sullivan won his victory over 
Butler and Brant. He subsequently went to 
Seeley Creek, where he died in 1S42. While 
in Connecticut he was ensign of a militia com- 
pany in 1793, and was commissioned lieuten- 
ant in 1794. He married. December 24, 1795, 
Diantha Ferris, born June 2, 1774. died Sep- 
tember 6, 1831. Children: John, born June 
^9> 1797; Clarinda, October 23, 1799; David 
T., June 2, 1802: William R., mentioned be- 
low; George, November 8, 1812. 

(Vni) General William R. Judson. son of 
Silas Burton Judson, was born in the town of 
Butternuts, Otsego county, New York, Octo- 
ber 25, 1810. and died February 6, 1880. He 
spent his boyhood at home on his father's 
farm. At the age of sixteen he was appren- 
ticed for a term of three years with Major 
J. J. Gooley to learn the saddlery and harness 
trade. He completed his apprenticeship and 
worked one year as a journeyman, and then, 
in partnership with W. Merwin, bought out 
his employer and continued the business until 
1841. when he sold his interests to William 
Hoflfman Jr. In 1841 he started in the lum- 
ber business and continued for six years, after- 
ward engaging in the real estate business in 
Elniira and in various western states, residing 
in the meantime in Elmira. From 1856 to 
1866 he made twenty-one trips from Elmira 
to Kansas, where he was in much property. 
At that time traveling was both slow and diffi- 
cult and to some extent dangerous. 

General Judson was interested in public 
affairs and was honored with many offices of 
trust and responsibility. He was marshal in 
charge of the census of 1840 in Chemung 
county, which then had a population of 
20,731. He was appointed under-sherift' of 
the county in 1841. and elected sherifif in 1843 
for three years. He was appointed marshal 
under the bankruptcy law of 1847. I" 1866 
he was appointed an internal revenue assessor 
for the Twenty-seventh congressional district, 
and in 1868 he was presidential elector for 
'this district. 

General Judson had a notable military rec- 
ord, covering a period of thirty years. In 
1834 he volunteered in the light infantry com- 
panv. known as the Elmira Guards, command- 
ed at that time by Captain Wheeler, and was 

associated in this company with many of the 
best antl most honored citizens of Elmira. He 
was commissioned captain April 30, 1834, of 
the Seventy-ninth Regiment of Infantry, State 
of New York; lieutenant-colonel, June 20, 
183s, and colonel, June 16, 1842, by Governor 
Seward. He volunteered for the Mexican 
war, and on July 21, 1846, was commissioned 
captain in the Sixth Regiment, by Governor 
Silas Wright; R. E. Temple was colonel and 
adjutant general. When the civil war broke 
out and the secession sentiment on the bor- 
ders of Kansas was dominant, he offered his 
service to the federal government, and was 
commissioned major of the Frontier Battalion, 
Missouri Volunteers, August 5, 1861, and col- 
onel of the Sixth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. 
September 10, 1861. For gallant and meri- 
torious service, he was breveted brigadier- 
general, March 13, 1865. During his long 
and arduous military career. General Judson 
was wounded but once ; this was during an 
engagement at Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

He married (first). August 28, 1833, Eliza- 
beth, who died March i, 1859. daughter of 
Major Charles Orwan, one of the early set- 
tlers of Elmira. He married (second), June 
27, 1861, Mrs. Aurora H. Danforth, wlio died 
April 9, 1870, daughter of Thomas Hulett, of 
Wallingford, Rutland county, Vermont. The 
Hulett family was prominent in \'ermont. 
It is of English origin, the emigrant ancestors 
having come to America about 1620 to escape 
the religious persecutions to which they were 
subjected in England. Hon. Charles and 
Judge Guy Hulett were members of the same 
family. General Judson married (third) 
Sarah K. Hart, born July 7, 1815, died March 
24, 1887. Children by first marriage: i. 
Julia, born December 15, 1834, died July 22, 
1879; married George A. Reynolds. 2. Clem- 
entina, born December 25, 1836, died April 18, 
1866; married E. S. Lowman. 3. Charles O., 
born October 2, 1839, died December 5, 1882. 
4. William R., born December 24, 1843. 5- 
Clara B., died in infancy. 6. John W., born 
January 7, 1853. Child of second wife : 7. 
Thomas Hulett, see forward. 

(IX) Thomas Hulett. onlv child of General 
W^illiam R. and Aurora (Hulett) (Danforth) 
Judson, was born at Horseheads, New York, 
June 19, 1862. He attended the public schools 
of Elmira and various private schools, includ- 
ing the well-known McDougall |)rivate school. 
Early in life he engaged in business as one of 


the owners of the Doane & Jones Lumber 
Conipanw This business was established many 
years ago at Southport, New York, by Doane 
& Jones, afterward removed to Ehnira, and 
has grown to large projiortions and been pro- 
portionately profitable. The present officers 
of the company are : George Doane, presi- 
dent : Thomas Hulett Judson. vice-president ; 
Charles F. Bullard. treasurer. Much of the 
success of the concern is due to the enterprise 
and sound judgment of Mr. Judson. In politi- 
cal affairs he is a Democrat, but has never 
sought or held public office. He and his fam- 
ily are members of the Park Congregational 

Air. Judson married. February 28, 1893, 
Fanny B.. daughter of \\'illiam E. and Frances 
(Bonham) Tuttle. of Horseheads, Xew York. 
Children, born at Elmira : Edgar Tuttle, De- 
cember 8. 1894: William Russell, September 
28. 1896: Isabelle Tuttle, September 26, 1898: 
Thomas Hulett. December 26, 1901 ; Frances 
B., December 25. 1903. 

(The Hulett Line). 

In the early records Hulet, Hulett, Hewlett 
and Hewlett are used interchangeably. The 
first of the name in this country were Mat- 
thew and Lewis Hulett. Lewis Hulett settled 
in Charlestown, Massachusetts, of which he 
was one of the proprietors, in 1636. He was 
one of the first settlers of Salisbury. Massa- 
chusetts, and was a proprietor there in 1640. 
\\'hat became of him is not known ; he may 
have returned to England, perhaps he was lost 
at sea. Rebecca Howlet died at Newbury, 
November i, 1680, widow of Thomas Hew- 
lett, of Ipswich and Boston, born 1606, died 
1678, married (first) Alice French, (second) 
Rebecca, widow of Thomas Smith. Thomas 
Hewlett left children : Samuel, Sarah Cum- 
mings, Mary Perley, John, Thomas, William. 
A Matthew Hewlett came in the ship "Hercu- 
les" in April. 1634. but we find nothing to 
show that he lived in this country. 

(I) Michael Hulett, who may have been 
a descendant of the Ipswich family, settled in 
Killingly. Windham county, Connecticut, be- 
fore 1708. when he purchased Parkhurst's 
right in that town. In 1728 land was laid out 
to him in that town, and he was one of the 
proprietors in 1730. Children : Josiah, was 
of age probably in April, 1735, when he signed 
a petition at Killingly ; David, baptized in Kil- 
lingly church, June 12, 1715 : Alichael, bap- 

tized December 15, 1717: E.xperience. baptized 
May 28, 1 72 1. Perhaps others. 

(II) Josiah, son of Michael Hulett, was 
born about 17 10- 14. Children, born at Kil- 
lingly: Obadiah, baptized June 27, 1737: Ja- 
cob, baptized November 5, 1738: Experience, 
January 4, 1740: Joseph (or Josiah) and wife 
Lydia had Josiah, baptized July 24, 1743. 
From \\'in<lham county many of the Hewlett 
family went to X'ermont. In 179 — . John 
Hewlett was head of a family in Rutland ; 
Nehemiah. of Sangate township. Bennington 
county, and Joseph of Chester. \\'indsor coun- 
ty. The s])elling Hewlett and Hewlett is used 
interchangeably in the \'ermont records, and 
Daniel, John and William Hulett were sol- 
diers in the revolution. In 1790 the Huletts 
in Connecticut having families were .\Iline. 
David, Mehitable, Nehemiah and Oliver, all 
of Killingly. 

(III) Hulett, son of Nehemiah (?) 

Hulett, and a direct descendant, grandson or 
great-grandson of Michael Hulett, mentioned 
above, settled in Wallingford, Rutland county. 
\'ermont, where he followed farming. His 
father is said to have lived in Hadley. Massa- 
chusetts. Children : Nehemiah : John, men- 
tioned below : .\mos. Asahel, Mason, Thomas, 

(I\') John, son of Hulett, was born 

in 1767, ^'ermont. He removed to Reading, 
\'ermont, where he lived until 1827. when he 
came with his family and settled in \'eteran. 
Chemung county. New York, where he died 
January 12. 1847, aged eighty years. He mar- 
ried Alartha, daughter of Deacon Clark, of 
Weathersfield : she died in the town of \"eter- 
an at the age of forty-eight. Children : Laura. 
Guy, Clark, .\sahel. John, Madison, Charles 
(mentioned below), Almira, Martha. Mason. 
Nehemiah. Marcia, and George W. and Ben- 
jamin F. ( twins). 

(\') Hon. Charles Hulett, son of John Hu- 
lett, was born in Reading, Windsor county. 
X'ermont. February ig. 1805. He was edu- 
cated there in the public schools, and at the 
age of twenty-one settled in the town of Vet- 
eran, Chemung county. New York. His bro- 
ther. Dr. Guy Hulett. who was afterwards as- 
sociate judge of Chemung count}-, practiced 
medicine in that town, and in partner,ship the 
brothers owned one hundred and two acres of 
land and conducted a farm together for six 
years. The land was then divided, and Mr. 
Hulett added to the acreage by purchase and 

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erected mure lniil(lin,i;s. l''roin time to time 
lie bought more land and increased the size 
of his (arm. He spent many years of active 
life in this town, lie was a prosperous farm- 
er, a useful citizen, active, enterprising and 
industrious. In 1844 he removed to Elmira, 
Xew \'ork. where he resided until the time of 
his de.ith. In the same year he was elected 
justice of the peace, and held that office from 
the following January until the year 1862. 
In the great fire at Horseheads in 1862 hi.s 
docket for the entire period of his magistracy 
was destroyed. In politics he was always an 
unswerving and influential Democrat from 
the time he cast his first vote for .Andrew 
Jackson for president. He gave to the princi- 
ples and candidates of his party his earnest 
antl hearty sujjport, and for many years was 
one of the foremost men of the Democratic 
party in this section : but during the civil war 
he was a staunch supporter of the Union, 
and served on the war committee of the dis- 
trict with Charles Cook, General Alexander S. 
Dixon, Dr. lieadle. and other prominent citi- 
zens of both ]5arties. In i860, Air. Hulett 
represented Chemung county in the Demo- 
cratic convention at Charleston, South Caro- 
lina. In 1863 he represented this county in 
the state assembly at Albany. He was super- 
visor of the town of Veteran, a prominent 
figure in the board of supervisors. He was 
l)resident of the Chemung County .Agricul- 
tural Societv for two years. He married 
(first), in 1833, Nancy McDowell, of Erin, 
Chemung county : she died on the second anni- 
versarv of her marriage. He married (sec- 
ond), in 1836, .\nn Elizabeth Munson. wdio 
died in 1859. He married (third) Eliza P., 
daughter of Thomas Hulett, mentioned below. 
Child bv his first wife: Martha, married Rol- 
lin R. Smith, of .\ddison. New York, Chil- 
dren by second wife: Ann Elizabeth, mar- 
ried John .Arnot Jr. (see .Arnot) : Edward 
Munson, of Fort Scott, Kansas; Mrs. Edward 
Comstock. of Rome, New York : Sophia, died 
aged twelve years, . Five children by third 
wife, all died in infancy, 

(\") Thomas Hulett, cousin of Hon. 
Charles Hulett, was born at Wallingford. Rut- 
land countv, X'ermont, October 9, 1778. He 
married Harriet Kelly. Children : John M. ; 
Ephraim (".. : Eliza P.', who was the third wife 
of Hon. Charles Hulett, mentioned above; 
Harriet .Aurora, who married (first) Edward 
Danforth: (second) General \Mlliani R. Jnd- 

son (see Judson). The Hulett family was 
prominent at Wallingford and Rutland, \'er- 

The surname Lothrop or La- 
LATHR()1' throp is derived from the 

[jarish I.owthorpe, a small 
])lace in the wapentake of Dickering, East Fiid- 
ing of County York, England, with only about 
a hundred and fifty inliabitants. Walter de 
I owthorpe was elected high sheriff of N'urk- 
sliire in 1216, and the name has been common 
in Yorkshire from that time. Robert and 
Richard Lowthorpe lived at Whepsted, Thin- 
goe Hundred, Suft'olk, in 1287, and a promi- 
nent family of the name lived in Staffordshire 
before 1560. Arms: Sable an eagle dis- 
played argent. Crest : .A cornish chough 

( I ) John Lathrop, or Lowthrojjpe, as the 
name used to be spelled, is the first of the 
ancient family in England to whom the .Amer- 
ican line can be definitely traced. Early in 
the sixteenth century he was living in Sheri- 
Inirton and in various other parts of the coun- 
ty, and in the thirty-seventh year of Henry 
VIII., 1545, his name is on a subsidy roll, 
assessed twice as much as any other inhabi- 
tant of the parish. He left a son Robert, men- 
tioned below, and three daughters whose fam- 
ilies are named in their brother's will, al- 
though their names are unknown. 

(II) Robert Lathrop, son of John Low- 
throppe, succeeded to his father's estates at 
Cherry Eiurton, and made considerable addi- 
tions to them during his life. He died in 
1558 and his will, dated July 16, 1558, at 
North Burton ( Sheriburton), was proved at 
York, November 20, 1558. He was a Roman 
Catholic, and left bequests to the church, to 
friends and relatives, and to wife and chil- 
dren. Children : Thomas, mentioned below ; 
[ohn, diSd without issue : Lawrence, died be- 
fore 1572; Margaret, married Robert Rodge- 

(III) Thomas, son of Robert Lathrop, was 
born in Sheriburton. He married Elizabeth 
Clark, widow, who was buried at Etton, 
Inly 29. 1574, and he married (second) Mary 

, who was buried at Etton. January 6, 

1588, and (third) Jane , w^ho married 

(second) Coppendale. He removed to 

Ettnn, Harthill Wapentake, East Riding of 
Yorkshire, about 1576, and died in 1606. His 
will is dated October 3. ifio6. and proved Jan- 



uarv following. Children by first wife: Rob- 
ert, married Ann Pattison ; Catherine, married 

William Akett ; Awdrey, married 

Wickham : Elizabeth, married Thomas Ro- 
wood : Anne, baptized at Etton. February 13, 
1568-69, died young; Isabel, baptized at Et- 
ton, July 3, 1570; Martin, baptized at Etton, 
October 21, 1572, died the same year; An- 
drew, baptized at Etton, April 23, 1574. Chil- 
dren by second wife, and dates of baptism : 
Anne, Etton, July 29, 1576; Mary ; Thomas, Et- 
ton, October 14, 1582 ; John, mentioned below ; 
William, May 24, 1587. Children by third 
wife: Margaret, Etton, February 12, 1590- 
91; Isabel, September 29, 1592; Lucy, Etton, 
January, 1593-94: Richard, October 12, 1595; 
Mark. Etton, September 27, 1597; Lawrence, 
August 29, 1599: Jane, March 14, 1600-01; 
Joseph, December 31, 1602; Bartholomew, 
March i, 1604. 

(R") Rev. John (2) Lathrop, son of Thom- 
as Lathrop, was born at Etton, Yorkshire, 
England, and baptized there December 20, 
1584. He was educated in Queen's College, 
Cambridge, receiving the degree of B. A. in 
1601, and taking his master's degree in 1609. 
He became curate of the parish church in 
Egelton in the Lower Half Hundred of Cale- 
hill, Lathe of Soray, County Kent, as early as 
1614. probably in 161 1, and as late as 1619. 
When he could no longer subscribe to the 
creed of that church, he joined the Puritans 
in 1623, and in 1624 was called to succeed 
Rev. Henry Jacob, minister of the First In- 
dependent Church of London, where the meet- 
ings were secret on account of being illegal. 
The church was discovered by a spy named 
Tomlinson, and forty-two prisoners were 
taken, eighteen being allowed to escape, April 
22, 1632, and the Puritan prisoners were put 
in the old Clink prison in Newgate and in the 
Gatehouse until the spring of 1634, when they 
were released on bail, except Mr. rLathrop, 
He was allowed to leave it only to be with 
his wife the last hours of her life, and then 
was taken back to prison. His children ap- 
pealed to the Bishop at Lambeth for their 
father, and he succeeded in procuring his re- 
lease. He came to Boston on the ship "Grif- 
fin" with some of his men. and arrived Sep- 
tember 18, 1634, and settled in Scituate, where 
nine pioneers had already located. He was 
chosen pastor, January 19. 1634. He married 

(second) Anna , and rented a farm 

near the First Herring Brook, and had shares 

in the salt marshes. After some disagreement 
in the church he removed to Barnstable, on 
Cape Cod, October 11, 1639, where he was 
pastor of the church for fourteen years, and 
was greatly beloved. He stood foremost 
among the Puritans, a Congregational of the 
LTnitarian denomination, as we now class them. 
He died at Barnstable, November 8. 1653, and 
his will, dated August 10, was proved De- 
cember 8, 1653, bequeathing to son Thomas, 
John, a son in England. Benjamin, and daugh- 
ters Jane and Barbara, and to the remainder 
of his and his wife's children. Children by 
first wife : Jane, baptized at Egerton, Eng- 
land, September 29, 1614 ; Anne, baptized at 
Egerton, May 12, 1616: John, baptized Feb- 
ruary 22, 1617-18: Barbara, baptized October 
31, 1619; Thomas, born in England; Samuel, 
born in England ; Joseph, mentioned below ; 
Benjamin, born in England. Children of sec- 
ond wife : Barnabas, baptized at Scituate, 
June 6, 1636: child, Ix^rn and died July 30, 
1638 ; Abigail, baptized at Barnstable, No- 
vember 2, 1639; Bathsha or Bathsheba, bap- 
tized February 27, 1641 ; John, born at Barn- 
stable, February 9, 1644; son, born and died 
January 25, 1649. 

(V) Joseph, son of Rev. John (2) Lathrop, 
was born in England, probably Lambeth, Lon- 
don, in 1624, and came to America, very likely 
with his father, in 1634. The 'first record 
found of him is his marriage, made on the 
register of the Barnstable church by his father. 
December 11, 1650. He married Mary An- 
sell. He was deputy to the general court 
from Barnstable for fifteen years, and was a 
selectman for twenty-one years. When the 
countv was reorganized he was appointed the 
register of the probate court and recorded 
the first deed of the county, 1666. In 1653 he 
was appointed to keep the ordinary. He was 
made freeman. June 8, 1655, and in 1664 he 
was acting constable, and in 1667 a receiver 
of excise. He had the titles of lieutenant and 
captain, which shows that he was in military 
service. In 1676 he was a prominent member 
of the council of war, and he was also com- 
missioned to hold select courts in 1679 in 
Barnstable. He was among the agents for 
the settlement of Sippecan, and in September. 
i68g, he is spoken of in skirmishes with the 
Eastern Indians, ami the notice of his service 
shows that he was a prominent man. His 
will was dated October 9. 1700. and was 
proved April 9, 1702, and in it he mentions 



four sons and two daughters. In the inven- 
tory of his estate were mentioned twenty-seven 
hiw books, and forty-three of classics and ser- 
mons. Children : "Still borne niaide child." 
buried, November 19, 165 1 ; Joseph, born De- 
cember 5, 1652; Mary, March 22, 1654; Ben- 
jamin, July 25. 1657: Elizabeth, Septeniber 18, 
1659; John, November 28, 1661, dietl Decem- 
ber 30, 1663; Samuel, March 17, 1663-64; 
John, August 7, 1666; Barnabas, February 24, 
1668-69; Hope, mentioned below; Thomas. 
January 6, 1673-74; Hannah, January 23, 
1675-76, died February i, 1680-81. 

(VI) Hope, son of Joseph Lathrop, was 
horn July 15, 1671, died October 29, 1736. 
He married, November 15, 1696. Elizabeth, 
daughter of Melatiah Lathrop. She was born 
in Barnstable, November 15, 1677, died Feb- 
ruary 21, 1763. They lived first in Barnstable, 
where he w'as a townsman in 1695. He re- 
moved to Falmouth, .Massachusetts, and later 
to Connecticut, where he bought one hundred 
and fifty acres of land, in Tolland, in 1726 
of Daniel Eaton. There is a tradition that 
his family lived for years in Hartford and for 
a time in Sharon. Connecticut, but there is no 
definite proof that the family ever removed to 
Connecticut. Children : Benjamin, born in 
Barnstable, October 18, 1697 ; John, born in 
Barnstable, October 3, 1699; Rebecca, No- 
vember 25, 1701 ; Sarah. December 31, 1703: 
Ebenezer, May i. 1706; Ichabod. June 20, 
1708: Solomon. September 10, 1710; Eliza- 
beth, January 20, 1712; Hannah West, March 
28. 1713; Melatiah, mentioned below; Mary, 
June 26. 1716: Joseph, September 12, 1720; 
Hannah. November 19, 1722. 

l\"n) Melatiah, son of Hope Lathrop, was 
born February 20, 1714, died September 5. 
1787. He married, probably in Tolland, where 
the record was found, November 15, 1738, 
Mercy, daughter of Joseph Hatch, a pioneer 
of Tolland. She was born there August 23, 
1717. flie<l in Columbia county. New York, 
October 16, 1788. He lived for some time in 
Connecticut and in 1755 removed to Dutchess 
county. New York, to Dover, where most of 
the children were brought up. Children : De- 
borah, born August 11, 1739; Lucy, Septem- 
ber g. 1740; Jedediah, February 19, 1742; Si- 
mon. January i. 1744; Eunice, November 14, 
1745: Walter, January 24. 1747: Mary, Sep- 
tember 13, 1748; Melatiah, December 12, 
1749: Ezra, August 19, 1751; Jerusha. Sep- 
tember 28, 1753: Ichabod, May 25, 1755; Jo- 

>iah. .\menia. Dutchess county, May 29 (.\u- 
gust, according to his record), 1757; Ebene- 
zer, July 24, 1759; John, mentioned below; 
lilizabeth, March i, 1762; Eleazer, March 26, 

(VIII) John {3), son of Melatiah Lathrop, 
was born March i, 1762, died July 17, 1825. 
He married, January 19, 1794, Prudence, 
daughter of Eleazer and Thankful (Lothrop) 
Hutch. She was born June 8, 1776, died De- 
cember, 1841. He was a farmer in Sherburne, 
Chenango county. New York. Children : 
Myra, born March 3, 1795, died April 3, 
1796; Marcia, January 6, 1797, died Septem- 
ber 22, i8oi ; John Hiram, .Sherburne, Janu- 
ary 22, 1799; Miles, November 11, 1800; 
Marcus, May 2, 1802; Myra, August 6, 1804; 
Marcia, August 31, 1806, died ^larch 5, 1808; 
Charles Adams, mentioned below. 

(IX) Charles .\dams, son of John (3) La- 
throp, was born March 18, 181 1. died 
March 17, 1865. He w-as a farmer. 
He made his home in Western New York, 
for some years, and then went to Michi- 
gan, remaining for five years. He lived for 
many years in Sherburne, New York, and 
always was a farmer. He held several town 
offices, and was a member of the Congrega- 
tional church. He married, January 20, 1842, 
Louisa, daughter of William and Lois (But- 
ler) Newton, of Sherburne. She was born in 
1813, died 1906. Children: William Newton, 
born September 5, 1843, died March 18. 1858: 
Charles Henry, mentioned below ; Homer, July 
19, 1853, died April 4, 1854. 

(X) Charles Henry, son of Charles Adams 
Lathrop, was born in Parma. Monroe county. 
New York, in September, 1849. He attended 
the public schools of Clinton, Sherburne and 
Norwich, New York. During most of his life 
he has been a farmer in Sherburne and he has 
a fine herd of Holstein cows and one of the 
best dairy farms in this section. In politics 
he is a Republican. He is a member of the 
Congregational church and has served as 
treasurer of the society. He married, Janu- 
ary 5, 1871, Alice G. Alcott, of Columbus, 
New York, daughter of Russell and Cordelia 
(Page) Alcott. Her father was killed in 
the civil war at the second battle of Bull Run. 
He was captain in command of a company at 
that time. He had served also in the Mexican 
war when he was but eighteen years old. Cor- 
delia Page w-as a daughter of Gilbert Page 
and granddaughter of Joseph H. Page. The 



parents of Josepli H. Page were Jeremiah and 
Polly (Ames) Page, of Connecticut. Children 
of -\lr. and Mrs. Lathrop: i. Elizabeth, born 
February i, 1874; graduated at Smith Col- 
lege. Xorthampton, Massachusetts ; married, 
in 1904, William M. Golden, attorney, of New 
York City. 2. Josephine, July i, 1876. 3. 
Charles .Alcott, ^fay 29. 1879: attended Smith 
College and Oberlin College. 4. Homer New- 
ton. July 28, 1886; received his education at 
Cornell and at Madison, \\'isconsin ; married, 
August 16, 191 1, Eunice Greene. 5. John 
Marcus, May 14. 1891 ; now in Columbia Col- 
lege, New York City. 

Rev. Henry Smith, immigrant 
SMITH ancestor of this branch, was born 
in 1588, near Norwich, England, 
and came to this country with Rev. Thomas 
Hooker. In 1636 the latter, with his people. 
removed from Watertown. Massachusetts, 
where they had first settled, to Connecticut. 
Rev. Mr. Smith became the first minister of 
Wethersfield, Connecticut, and died there, ac- 
cording to one authority, in 1643, to another, 
in 1648. The name of his first wife is un- 
known. He married (second) Dorothy 
. who survived him. and married ( sec- 
ond) John Russell, as his second wife. She 
died at Hadley. 1694. Children of first wife : 
Peregrine, died unmarried before his father: 
Daughter ; Daughter : ( both married and had 
children before their father's death). Chil- 
dren of second wife: Dorothy, born 1636: 
Samuel (nientioned below) : Joanna, born 
Wethersfield, December 25, 1641 ; Noah, 
Wethersfield, February 25, 1643-44; Elizabeth, 
Wethersfield, August 25, 1648. 

(II) Samuel, son of Rev. Henry Smith, was 
born in \\'ethersfield. 1638-39. died at Hadley. 
.September 10. 1703. He married Mary, 
daughter of James Ensign, of Hartford, about 

He settled in Northampton. Massachu- 
setts, in 1666, and remained there until 1680. 
He then removed to Hadley. to care for his 
mother, who had married John Russell. Chil- 
dren : Samuel (mentioned below): Sarah, 
married. October 16, 1684. John Lawrence; 
Dorothy, baptized 1667 at Northampton, mar- 
ried. Alay 30. 1687. William Rocker; Ebcne- 
zer. baptized at Northampton. 1668; Ichabod, 
born at Northampton. January 24. 1670; 
Mary, born at Northampton. January 19, 
1673: James, born at Northampton. June 12. 

1675 : Preserved, born at Northampton. .\u- 
gust, 1677. 

(Ill) Deacon Samuel (2) Smith, son of 
.'^amuel ( I ) Smith, died at Suffield, Connec- 
ticut, September i, 1723. He married. No- 
vember 18. 1685, at Hadley, Joanna McLath- 
lin. He was of Northampton until about 
1716, and after that of Suffield. He was ad- 
mitted to the church at the latter place, Oc- 
tober 31, 1 7 18. by letter from church at North- 
ampton. Children: Mary, born April 18. 
1688: Samuel. March 13, 1690; Thankful. May 
13. 1692: Mindwell. February 28, 1694, died 
young; Noah (mentioned below) ; E.xperience, 
November g, 1700: Ebenezer. December (>. 
1702; ]\lindwell. ]\Iarch 5, 1705, died March 
17, 1705; jNIercy, July 5, 1706. 

(lY) Noah, son of Deacon Samuel (2) 
Smith, was born May 12, 1698. died before 
February 21. 1742-43. when at a town meet- 
ing in Suffield. Medad Pomeroy was chosen 
to supply his place as assessor. He married. 
October 5, 1723, Mary Johnson, who survived 
him. She was of Colchester. Connecticut, and 
was admitted to the Suffield church, Novem- 
ber 29. 1724. He was admitted to the same. 
July 5. 1719. Children: Elisha. born July 
4. 1724; Daniel, August 2, 1726: Martha, De- 
cember 8, 1728: Seth, September 26. 1734; 
Cephas. August 5. 1736; Israel, mentioned be- 
low ; Josiah, Septemlaer 4. 17-IO. married Marx- 

(\ ) Israel, son of Noah Smith, married. 
December 30. 1754. Sarah .\ndrus. who died 
March 16. 1801, aged seventy-eight years. 
He died ^larch 7, 1799. Children: Levi (men- 
tioned below); Lois, born April 19, 1758; 
Ashbel, March 28, 1760; Hopestill, April 30, 
1762; Lucy. February 20. 1765: Roger, Ma>' 
I. 1767. 

(VI) Levi, son of Israel Smith, was born 
October 6, 1755, at Suffield, Connecticut. 
Lacking the complete records of the town we 
are unable to give his family. He probably 
married and died in his native town. He had 
sons : Levi, who resided in Suffield : Seth. 
mentioned below: Gamaliel, who died in New 
York City in 1824, was a prosperous importer 
for many years; he also had one daughter. 
C\nthia. married Dr. Oliver Pease, of Suffield. 

(\TI) Seth, son of Levi Smith, according 
to the best evidence at hand, was born in 
Suffield, Connecticut, about 1780. and settled 
in New York state. .Among his children were 


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(iamalie!, iMlwin. Myron, nieiitioncd Ix'low. 
The name of his wife is not known. 

(\'I1I) Myron, son of Seth Smitii, came 
from Winfield, Otsego county. New N'ork. 
to Fulton. Oswego county, New York, where 
he died in 1887. He married Laura Wood. 
Children : Harvey Henry, mentioned helow ; 
Helen. Menzo. \\"illiani. 

(IX) Harvey Henry, son of .M}ron .'^niilli. 
was born .\iigust 4, 1821. He came when 
a young man from Richfield Springs. \ew 
York, to the town of Palermo. Tn 1857 he 
came to Schroeppel and followed farming there 
for many \ears. Fie was a charter member 
and director of the Phoenix Hank to the \ear 
of his death. 1888. 

Harvey H. Smith married Lavinia. born 
October 8. 1831, died Xovember 30. 1900. 
daughter of .Mvah Jennings. Chiklren : I. 
William, born March 3. 1853. died i88(); mar- 
ried : children : Josephine, married 

John Godfrey, of Pennellville. New York ; 
\\inifred and Sumner M. Smith, of New 
York City. 2. Grace L.. born November 25. 
1857 : married Dr. \\'. H. Loomis, of Lock- 
port. New York. 3. Frank L.. mentioned be- 

( X ) Frank L.. .son of Harvey Henry Smith, 
was born in Schroeppel, Oswego county, Nev^' 
York, May 21, 1859. He was educated in 
the public schools of his native town and at 
Phoenix .Academy. He followed farming dur- 
ing his youth, and he has made agriculture 
his occupation ever since. He is financially 
interested, however, in various enterprises. 
Tn politics he is a Republican, and he has 
taken an active part in public life. He was 
su]jervisor of Schroeppel from 1895 to 1905, 
aiifl chairman of the board of supervisors in 
i(X)0. He was assemblyman in 1909, and 
served on important committees of the legisla- 
ture of the state. He is a member of the 
Callimachus Lodge. No. 369. Free and Ac- 
cepted ]\lasons. and of Oswego River Chapter. 
Royal Arch Masons, of Phoenix. He mar- 
ried. September 2j, 1900. Adeline M., daugh- 
ter of Judge Charles W. Avery. Now resides 
in village of Phoenix. New York. 

For many generations the Dy- 
DYGERT gert family, which came to this 

country in the early part of the 
seventeenth century, has been prominently 
identified with the civil and military affairs of 
the land of their adoption. The name has 

been variously spelled as Deygert, Dygert, Dy- 
gart, Dykert. Tygart, Tygert, etc. 

(I) Joseph or Johaim Peter Dygert, im- 
migrant ancestor, was born near Strasburg. 
Germany. He married .'\nna Elizabeth Fuchs 
(now spelled Fox by descendants) and when 
a young man came to this country. Children : 
(iertrude. married Johann George Loucks; 
.Severinus P. : Henry ; David or Dcobald, men- 
tioned below. Perhaps others. 

(H) David or Deobald. son of Joseph or 
Johann Peter Dygert, was born at sea dur- 
ing the voyage of his parents from Germany 
to America. He married Mary Jane, daugh- 
ter of Johann Joost (or Joseph) Loucks. 
They had sons David, Henry, Joseph, and 
probably other children. 

(HI) Henry, son of David or Deobald Dy- 
gert, was born in the Mohawk \'alley. He 
served in the revolutionary war, as did also 
his brother Joseph, who was killed in the bat- 
tle of Oriskany. New York. The following 
record is furnished by the war department 
at Washington, D. C. : "Joseph Dygert (Ty- 
gart) was a captain in Colonel Samuel Camp- 
bell's regiment. New York militia, during the 
revolutionary war. Henry Dygert (Tygert) 
was a private in Captain .A.dam Peipe's com- 
pany. Colonel Samuel Clyde's New York regi- 
ment, during the revolution ; a payroll cover- 
ing the period from June 15, 1779, to July 
5, 1780. shows that he was in service sixty- 
tW'O days, and another, covering the period 
from July 6, 1780, to July 20, 1782, shows a 
service of eighteen days. Henry Digard (Dy- 
kert) served for a short time in 1779 as a 
private in Captain Nicholas Weeser's com- 
pany, Colonel Samuel Clyde's New York regi- 
ment. Henry Dygert (rank not stated) was 
a member of Klock's regiment. New York 
militia, during the revolution ; a receipt roll, 
dated November 4. 1784. shows that he re- 
ceived two certificates for small amounts from 
Colonel Jacob Klock for services in the mil- 

Henry Dy.gert married Mary Cunningham. 
Children: I\Iary, married Henry Ackler : 
Jane, married Nicholas H. Staring, son of 
Colonel Heinrich Staring; Henry IL. men- 
tioned below : David, married Caty Staring, 
cousin of Elizabeth : William, married Caty 

(I\') Henry H., .son of Henry Dygert. was 
born .April 25. 1772. in Herkimer county. New 
"N'ork. died December 2^. 18^1. and was buried 



on old farm in the town of Canajoharie. He 
married, November 8. 1795, Elizabeth Staring, 
or Starin, daughter of Colonel and Judge 
Henry (or Heinrich) Staring, or Starin. of 
Herkimer, who died April 3, 1843, and is. 
buried on the old farm of her son, John H. 
Dygert, in the town of Schroeppel. Children : 
I.' Mary (Polly), born August 25, 1796, died 
May 15, 1881, buried in Brooklyn, New York; 
she married Andrew Nestle and soon after 
moved to Brooklyn, New York ; children : 
Henry ; Harriet E., died December 30, 1862 ; 
Andrew G., died April 30, 1871 ; Adam, died 
June 16, 1899, buried in Greenwood cemetery, 
Brooklyn. 2. Jane, born July 15, 1798: died 
unmarried. 3. E. Elizabeth (Betsey), born 
August 3. 1800: married Daniel Dillenbach : 
children: Caroline, born October 14. 1826. 
died February 26, 1891, married Horace 
Bugden; John Nelson, December 24, 1827, 
died in army, date unknown, married a lady 
from Troy. New York, name unknown ; Jar- 
vin, April' 6, 1829, died September 15, 1845: 
Sarah Elizabeth, August 3. 1832, died Decem- 
ber 10, 1854: Charity Ann, August 23, 1833. 
died Alarch 20, 1900, married W. T. Cuddle; 
William Henry, August 8, 1834, died June 16. 
1910; David Dygert, March 17, 1835, died 
December 10, 1839. 4. Henry, born July 
10, 1804, died 1825, buried on the old farm: 
he was unmarried. 5. John H.. see forward. 

6. Charity, born December 12, 1809, died 
March i, 1885, buried at Preys Bush, in the 
Dunkel burying ground: she married Elijah 
Dunkel : children : Peter, William. John, Mary, 
married Frank Smith, of Fort Plain, New 
York : Alvin, died September, 1910, at Little 
Falls. New York. 7. Daniel, born January i, 
1812, died, unmarried. November 6. 1836, 
buried on the old farm. 8. Hannah, born June 

7, 1815, died November 19, 1891, buried at 
Fort Plain, New York; she married John 
Hess : children : Almira and Charity, of whom 
the latter died at the age of twelve years. 

(V) John H., son of Henry H. Dygert, was 
born in Herkimer county. New York. May 5, 
1807, died at Phoenix, New York, of paraly- 
sis, after an illness of thirty-six hours, during 
which time he was conscious, but unable to 
speak, Januar}' 8. 1890, and his remains were 
interred in the Phoenix Rural cemetery. The 
family removed to the town of Canajoharie 
when he was a child. After the death of 
the father they sold the farm, and for a num- 
ber of years he conducted a general store in 

the village of Fort Plain, New York. In 1836 
he followed his wife's father, Captain Wart, 
to make his home in the town of Clay, Onon- 
daga county. New York. After a short time 
he moved to the town of Lysander, where he 
lived just across the river from Phoeni.x. in 
a frame house owned by Major Burnett. The 
cellar wall of the old house may still be seen 
in the northeast corner of the Catholic ceme- 
tery. He also lived for a short time farther 
up the river, on the east side of the road, 
nearly opposite the John Pendergast place. 
About 1838 he bought seventy-five acres of 
John E. Hinman. on lot 74, town of Schroep- 
pel, Oswego county. New York, about three 
miles north of Phoenix, New York, on what 
is known as Bankrupt street, but only secured 
a deed for forty acres. In this plot is the 
spring which is the headwater of Brandy 
brook, which running south empties into the 
Oswego river at Phoenix. In 1840 he built 
what was then the largest barn in the town, 
and at the "raising" every able-bodied man 
in the town was present and assisted. About 
this time his mother and sister Jane (men- 
tioned above) came to live with him. His 
mother remained until her death in 1843: his 
sister, who was crippled, and quite helpless, 
remained until some time after he had re- 
moved to Phoenix, when she returned to Cana- 
joharie, New York, to live with her sister 
Charitx'. where she died, and is buried on 
the Dunkel farm. 

j\Ir. Dygert while on the farm took an ac- 
tive part in the school afTairs of his district. 
was trustee for several years, and was partic- 
ularly successful in securing good teachers, 
among whom may be mentioned ^liss Augusta 
Schenck. of Fulton, who afterwards married 
Professor Eggleston, of Fulton, and Miss La- 
vinia Smith, who married Seth W. Alvord. 
of Phoenix. The county where he lived be- 
ing new and rather low, he was sick half the 
time with malaria. Naturally not strong the 
pioneer life proved too much for him. and 
in November, 1852, he rented his farm to 
George Benedict, and bought a house on Cul- 
vert street, in Phoenix, from Charles S. 
Sweet, and made his home there. He was 
employed in the grocery of his brother-in- 
law. William Wart. After a year or two he 
opened a restaurant with a stock of fruit, con- 
fectionery, nuts, etc., in the basement of a 
building that stood where the S. W. Alvord 
brick block now stands, on the east side of 



Canal street. Afterward ht occupied a store 
on the side of the street where Al- 
bro's bilhard room is now located, and there 
conducted a canal grocery and barn. About 
1856 he bought the grocery business of A. 
Wayne Sweet, and rernoved to a store farther 
down the. street, between the dry goods store 
of John P. Rice and the Joseph Hanchett 
building. In April, i860, in partnership with 
his son, John ^^'. Dygert, he bought the brick- 
building of William Wart, his brother-in-law, 
and for about six years conducted a canal 
grocery and barn there. Prices were advanc- 
ing rapidly during this period, which included 
the civil war times, and his old friends. John 
Crouse and Peter Waggoner, wholesale gro- 
cers of Syracuse, advised him to buy heavily, 
promising him all the credit he needed, but he 
was too conservative and missed a great op- 
portunity for he declined to buy more than 
necessary to meet the demands of his cus- 
tomers. He prospered, however, and in part- 
nership with his son. John \\". Dygert. he es- 
tablished the first coal yard, and sold the first 
ton of coal in Phoenix. About this time he 
built a substantial addition to his home. He 
was fond of his garden, which was always 
well kept and productive. In 1881 he sold his 
forty-acre farm and divided the proceeds 
among his children. In March. 1867, he sold 
the grocery business to Harrison Love, and 
his residence to Bonville Fuller, a druggist 
from Syracuse, and boueht of Alyron .'^mith 
the Youngs farm of fifty-two acres on the 
corner of Bankrupt street and Fulton road, a 
short distance west from his old farm, .\fter 
living two years on this place he rented it 
and went to live on the old Wart farm in 
Phoenix, in the eastern part of the village. 
Two vears later he returned to his own farm, 
but on account of his age he soon afterward 
decided to retire, and renting his farm in 
1876 he went to live in the village, in a house 
just south of the school house. Aiter the 
death of his wife he moved in 1882 into the 
house now owned by Charles K. \\^illiams. 
on the northeast corner of Jefiferson and Lock 
street. He bought the \\'iliiam W'arner house 
on Jefiferson street. March 15. 1883. and lived 
there the remainder of his days. 

Mr. Dvgert was a man of peace, and would 
have it if he had to fight for it. On one occa- 
sion, when he was keeping the canal grocery, 
a negro employed by .an unscrupulous com- 
petitor was sent to take a canal team from 

Dygert's barn. Naturally Dygert objected, 
and when the negro tried to use force, he found 
himself knocked into the canal from a blow 
with an iron shovel in the hands of Mr. Dy- 
gert. He owned a fine garden and objected to 
having it destroyed by the hens of a careless 
neighbor. Finding that his words had no ef- 
fect, he shot several of the visiting hens and 
threw them into his neighbor's yard as a re- 
minder. The surviving hens ceased their vis- 
its in the Dygert vegetable patch. Soon after 
moving to the town of Schroeppel he united 
with the Christian (or Disciples) church at 
Hinmansville. After taking up his residence 
in Phoenix he and his family attended the 
Congregational church. He was kind and 
considerate in his home, but insisted on obedi- 
ence from his children. He contributed to 
the extent of his means to every deserving 
cause, and to every charity that seemed to 
him worthy. His educational opportunities in 
youth were limited, but his natural ability was 
great and he made the most of his schooling. 
He is said to have spoken the purest (German 
of any of the "Mohawkers" in this vicinity. 
In politics he was originally a Whig, but 
when his party broke up he voted for Fre- 
mont in 1856. In i860 he voted for Douglas, 
but after the firing on Fort Sumter he sup- 
ported the Republican party unreservedly, and 
aided the government in every way in his 
power during the rebellion, contributing freeh- 
and often. He was a ready and forceful 
speaker, and having a knowledge of law and 
a mind of legal bent, seldom met defeat in 
cases he carried to court. Many who knew 
him believed he would have made an al)le 
lawyer. John H. Dygert was a soldier in 
the state militia in the old general training 
days. He was in the Fourteenth Regiment. 
Eleventh Brigade, enlisting June i. 1824, in 
a company of grenadiers under Captain John 
Baum. and serving ten years, as per Baum's 
certificate in the possession of his son. Fl. 

He married, January 23, 1829, Mary Ann 
Wart, who died at Phoenix, New York, Sep- 
tember 9, 1881. She was a daughter of Cap- 
tain .^dam Wart, who in the war of 1812 
commanded a company in the One Hundred 
and Thirty-eighth New York Regiment, 
whereof George H. Nellis was lieutenant-col- 
onel. His commission is signed by Daniel 
D. Tompkins, governer, and Elisha Jenkins, 
secretary, and dated April 30. iSii. He died 



in 1859, aged seventy-six years, and is buried 
in the old cemetery at Phoenix. 

Mrs. Dygert was a woman of large heart 
and warm sympathies, cheerful, amiable and 
charitable. She never turned away a hungry 
beggar nor spoke a harsh word in her home. 
Her mother, Catherine (W'alrradt) Wart, was 
a daughter of Adolph and Catherine (Hel- 
mar) Walrradt. She had two brothers, War- 
ner and William. Warner went to California 
at the time of the gold fever there in 1849. 
returning after some success to settle in Mis- 
souri, where he lived during the civil war. 
and suffered the loss of most of his personal 
property from raiders on both sides. Her 
other brother, W^illiam, born April 10, 181S, 
tin the town of Canajoharie, Montgomery 
count}', New York, also lost his property. He 
then removed to Newell, Iowa, where he 
studied law, and took an ' active interest in 
politics. He died July 12, igoi, of paralysis, 
aged eighty-three years, three months, and two 
days, at Newell, Iowa, leaving to his heirs a 
fortune. Catherine, Mrs. Dygert's only sister. 
married Hiram Fox, and died August 2t,. 
19 10. at Phoenix, New York. Catharine 
(Walrradt) Wart, mother of Mrs. Dygert, 
died in April, 1852, aged sixty-eight years, 
and is buried in the cemetery at Pennellville. 
Oswego county. New York. Mr. and Mrs. 
Dvgert had eight children. 

'(VI) Adam'De Witt, son of John H. Dy- 
gert, was born October 11, 1832, at Oak Hill, 
town of Canajoharie, Montgomery county. 
New York. He went with his father's familv 
to Oswego county, and worked on his fath- 
er's farm until about 1850. when he left home 
and went to work in Fulton, New York. Later 
he went west for a time, taught school in the 
vicinity of Phoenix, and was clerk in various 
stores there. In 1866 he and his brother John 
built some canal boats, and from that time 
until 1884 he was engaged in business as 
owner of canal boats, accumulating, and then 
losing a considerable fortune. He then opened 
an insurance and real estate office in Phoenix 
and continued in that business the remainder 
of his life. For many years he was assessor of 
the town and died in office. The town board 
offered to appoint his brother. H. A. Dygert. 
to fill the vacancy, but he declined on account 
of the lack of time. He married, January t,. 
1858, at Phoenix. Algenia M., daughter of 
Kinne Williams, and died September 26, igc], 
at the hospital of the Good She[)herd, Syracuse, 

New York, and is buried in Rural cemetery 
Phoenix. He was a member of the Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the 
Congregational church. Children: i. Hor- 
tense Eloise, born August 22, 1859; graduated 
from the Phoenix high school and the Long 
Island College Hospital Training School for 
Nurses : married, September 25. 1888, Dr. 
Earl W. Smith, of Syracuse, New York, a 
graduate of the Syracuse L'niversity. College 
of Medicine, class of 1885. They now reside 
in Syracuse, New York. Children : Carl Dy- 
gert and Marion Louise Smith : Carl Dygert 
Smith was employed as instructor in the In- 
stitution for Feeble Minded at Syracuse, New 
York. 2. Lincoln Williams, born November 
20, 1862; graduate of Phoenix hieh school; 
studied law in the offices of Jenn}- & Marshall, 
of Syracuse, New York ; graduated from Cor- 
nell L'niversity in 1893 with the degree of 
Bachelor of Laws, and is now practicing in 
Syracuse, New York. Was a candidate for 
the office of mayor of Syracuse, New York, 
in 1907, upon the Prohibition ticket, running 
ahead of the other nominees upon that ticket 
and polling three and one-half times as many 
votes as the party candidate at the last pre- 
ceding municipal election. In July, 1910, 
Mr. Dygert, by a written communication, pre- 
sented to the mayor and common council, of- 
fered to give to the city of Syracuse, ten Bub- 
bling Cup Street Drinking Fountains with 
dog troughs at base to be placed at designated 
locations convenient for public use, upon the 
streets in various parts of the business dis- 
trict, conditioned that the citv erect and main- 
tain them. The park commission, having con- 
trol under the city charter as to the acceptance 
and location of fountains, approved the plan, 
but because of the limitation of the city bud- 
get had no funds which they could use to put 
the fountains in place. 3. Bertha Eugenia, 
born August 19. 1868: graduate of Phoenix 
high school ; studied two years in Cornell 
University, and was preceptress of Lawrence- 
ville Academy, New York ; died ^larch 27, 
1890, unmarried. 4. Nancy Mary, born Au- 
gust I, 1869; studied in Phoenix high school; 
married, July 5, 1908, George Cains, of Syra- 
cuse; resides at Phoenix, New York. 

(VI) John Warner, son of John H. Dy- 
gert, was born February 3, 1835, ^t Fort 
Plain, Montgomery county. New York. Like 
his brother, he worked on his fa'ther's farm 
when a boy and afterward as clerk in his 



father's store. He made some money in the 
boating business, and buiU boats in partner- 
ship with his brother Adam De Witt. In 
i860, as told above, he engajjed in business 
with his fatlier. From 1863 to 1865 he acted 
as deputy sheriff. He was drafted in the 
draft of 1863, but paid his $300 and stayed at 
home to look after the rebels there. In 1865 
he went to the Pennsylvania oil fields, but 
was eventually unsuccessful and returned to 
his former home, where he again became in- 
terested in boats, and accumulated another 
small fortune. In 1869 he engaged with H. 
M. Barker and others in the forwarding busi- 
ness in Buffalo. Since i88q he has resided in 
Phoeni.x and has followed various occupations 
since then, being now an inspector for the 
state of New York on the barge canal work. 
He married, Alarch 22, 1871, at Auburn, 
New York, Charlotte S. Lee, a widovi-. She 
died July 8, 1883, and is buried in the Rural 
cemetery at Phoenix. They had one child, 
Harriet Augusta, born December 25, 1878, 
married, February 7, 1900, at the Methodist 
Episcopal church. Phoenix, New York, E. Le- 
Roy Wyckoft', of Groton. New York, now 
residing at .\urora. New York, where they 
are conducting a large poultry farm. They 
have one child, a son, Paul Dygert Wyckoff. 
Ida Lee, daughter of his wife by her first 
marriage, married a retired farmer. Alvin 
Wyckoff, an uncle of E. LeRoy Wyckoft'. and 
resides at L"^nion Springs, New York. 

(VI) Anna Maria, daughter of John H. 
Dygert, was born September 2"], 1837, in the 
town of Lysander, New York. She was edu- 
cated in the public and private schools and 
taught several years in Sandy Creek and 
Phoenix. She also taught elocution and pen- 
manship. After the death of her mother, 
she became housekeeper for her father and 
since 1890 she has performed a similar tasl< 
for her brother, H. Amenzo, and is unmar- 
ried. The data for this history, not left in 
writing by her father, was largely furnished 
by her, she having visited the old farm in 
the town of Canajoharie with him. and having 
been told and shown by him. 

(VI) Harriet Noteman, daughter of John 
H. Dygert, was born June 2, 1840, on the old 
farm in Schroeppel, and was educated in the 
Phoenix schools. For a time she was com- 
positor on the newspaper edited by Mrs. Fran- 
ces Tucker. She died of consumption. March 
10, 1861, unmarried, and was buried in the 

old cemetery at Phoenix, but the remains 
have been removed to the family lot in Rural 

(VI) Mary A., daughter of John H. Dy- 
gert, was born November 6. 1842, on the old 
farm in Schroeppel, After graduating from 
the public schools she taught several years 
at Sandy Creek and Schroeppel. After her 
father's death she made her home in Roches- 
ter, where after her sister Kittie's death, she 
remained to care for the children. She died 
unmarried, April 2. 1903, at Rochester, and 
is buried in the family lot at Phoenix. She 
was of a domestic antl studious nature, a great 
reader, and her mind was a storehouse of fact 
and fiction. If the family or her brothers or 
sisters wanted any information it was "Aunt 
Mate" who furnished it. 

(\T) H. Amenzo. son of John II. Dygert. 
was born on his father's farm, near Phoenix. 
Oswego county. New York, June 17, 1843. 
His first teacher was Augusta Schenck, who 
afterward became the wife of Professor Eg- 
gleston, of Fulton, New York. He was seven 
years of age when his father removed to the 
village of Phoenix, and there he attended the 
district and select schools of the village. Dur- 
ing a part of this time his attendance was 
confined to the winter months, as during the 
summer he was engaged with other boys in 
the piling of staves for E. F. Gould, where 
he earned his first shilling, and assisting his 
father in the latter's grocery store. Later he 
became a student at the Ames Business Col- 
lege at Syracuse, from which he was gradu- 
ated in the spring of 1864. In the fall of the 
same years he was appointed by the board 
of education as an assistant teacher at the 
school in Phoenix. He had studied telegraphy 
while at the business college, and Dr. Conger. 
a member of the board of education, induced 
him to resign his position and assume charge 
as telegraph operator in the telegraph office, 
which was located in the drug store conducted 
by him, and while so employed he took the 
message announcingtheassassination of Presi- 
dent Lincoln. In connection with this duty 
he also attended to the work of the drug store, 
and was thus employed until early in ]86S. 
The summer of this year was spent b\- >ilr. 
Dygert in assisting Captain James Barnes 
in making the preliminary survey for what 
is now the Syracuse Northern Railroad, a 
branch of the R. ^^'. & O. During i860 and a 
portion of 1870 he was employed by H. & M. 



Wandell, dealers in dry goods and groceries ; 
the remainder of the latter year he worked 
for Kenyon Potter & Company, druggists of 
Syracuse; a year and a quarter was then spent 
in the employ of C. E. Hutchinson, who com- 
bined a drug store with the telgraph office 
and the postoffice. In 1872 and 1873 Air. 
Dygert held the office of head clerk in the 
office of F. David, canal collector, and in 
April, 1874, he was appointed postmaster at 
Phoenix, succeeding C. E. Hutchinson, who 
resigned. He purchased the postoffice fix- 
tures, which at that time were the personal 
property of the postmaster, and the telegraph 
line running from Phoenix to Lamson's on 
the Delaware. Lackawanna & Western rail- 
road, which had originally been built by pri- 
vate subscription, but had passed into the 
possession of Mr. Hutchinson. Mr. Dygert 
served as postmaster until September, 1885, 
when he was succeeded by a Democrat ap- 
pointed by President Grover Cleveland. The 
campaign of this year, 1885. in Oswego coun- 
ty, was a hotly contested one, there being four 
candidates for the nomination for county 
clerk. Every one of them asked Mr. Dygert 
for his support, promising him the position 
of deputy if successful at the polls. This is 
inside history, but shows what was thought 
of Air. Dygert's influence. In the campaign 
of 1883 for member of assembly. Air. Dygert 
canvassed the second assembly district with 
and for G. M. Sweet who was elected that 
and the following year. January i, 1886, 
he entered upon the duties of a searcher, 
or abstract clerk in the Oswego county 
clerk's office under county clerk John Oli- 
phant; the latter died when his "term was 
about half expired, and David P.. Hill, the 
Democratic governor, appointed John H, 
Alackin to the vacancy. Air, Dygert being the 
only Republican whom Air, Alackin retained 
in office. T. AI. Costello, the next head of 
this office and who was afterwards member 
of assembly for Oswego county, also retained 
Air. Dygert in office, and the 'latter held this 
post altoa:ether for a period of six years. In 
1892 he became associated in a business part- 
nership with his cousin, F. H. Fox, and thev 
opened the Yates Hotel Pharmacy, adjoining 
the Yates Hotel in Syracuse on the west. This 
business was conducted very successfully until 
the spring of i8g6, when they sold out to 
George E. Thrope. For three years Air. Dy- 
gert served as relief clerk in various drixs: 

stores, and June 12, 1899, bought from the 
heirs of Dr. Conger the drug store which had 
been conducted by him for so many years, 
and with whom Air. Dygert had first entered 
this business. Since that time he has carried 
on the business at the old location. Canal 
street. Phoenix, and from a small store, which 
had been allowed to run down, he has de- 
veloped it into a first class county store, with 
a large stock of goods. 

As a leader in various directions, Air. Dy- 
gert early showed decided qualifications. In 
the campaign of i860 he was captain of a 
Little Giant Club and took his company to 
Little Utica, where they had charge of a pole 
raising for Air. Dunham. In the summer 
of 1863 he accompanied the supervisor of the 
town on a canal boat to Oswego with a num- 
ber of drafted and enlisted men. 

As a very young lad he had learned to set 
type, and worked for a time as printer's 
devil on the Phoenix newspaper, of which 
^^^ ^^^ Stericker was editor. In the sum- 
mer of 1863 he was clerk in the dry goods 
store of Hart & Fish, in Phoenix. Soon after 
the Central Knife Company was organized, he 
was elected as president of the corporation, 
and was chairman of the committee which 
drew up the by-laws under which it was op- 
erated. He has served as the president of a 
number of local political clubs, between 1876 
and 1884. He was a member of the county 
committee in the hotly contested campaign of 
the latter year, and was alternate delegate to 
the National convention held at Chicago, 
which nominated James G. Blaine for presi- 
dent. He would have been a delegate to the 
Republican National convention of 1888, 
which nominated Benjamin Harrison, but gave 
way for an older man who was a large con- 
tributor to the campaign fund. It was re- 
gretted that Air. Dygert was not named, as 
the man who was named failed to attend. 
Air. Dygert was also a delegate to the Re- 
publican state convention, which assembled 
at Saratoga, New York, September 14, 1887, 
at which General, then Colonel, F, D, Grant, 
was nominated for secretary of state. For 
many years he was chairman of the town com- 
mittee and delegate to almost all of the dis- 
trict and county conventions between 1870 
and 1892, acting very frequently as secre- 
tary. In the county convention at Pulaski, 
1 89 1, he was a candidate for county clerk but 
withdrew in favor of Air. Pentelaw who was 



nominated. Mv. Dygert, with anntlicr gentle- 
man, was aiipointed to escort the nominee be- 
fore the convention. After the nominee for 
county clerk had accepted the nomination 
tendered him, Mr. Dygert was asked to 
address the convention, which he did and 
earned well merited applause. He was the 
leading candidate for the deputy clerkship, but 
finding that his political opponents were de- 
laying this matter, he withdrew from the field. 
This was the reason of his leaving the town 
and engaging in Inisiness in Syracuse. 

Mr. Dygert is gifted musically and was for 
a long time a member of the local musical 
association know^n as the Strauss Club. While 
not a professional in this art, he took part in 
a double quartette which sang the "Soldier's 
Farewell" at a musical convention held in the 
rink in Oswego conducted by the celebrated 
conductor, Carl Zehran, of Boston. He also 
sang a part in the cantata of "Esther." and 
has sung in the chorus of many musical pro- 
ductions. His literary ability is undoubted. 
He has written some poetry and has served as 
correspondent for a number of papers. Fie 
resides with his sister in an unassuming house 
in Phoenix. He is a member of the Congre- 
gational church, with which he affiliated while 
living in Oswego. For many years he has 
been chairman of the board of trustees of the 
Phoenix church. He was chairman of the 
building committee that erected the parson- 
age, to which purpose he was a liberal dona- 
tor and contributed the last one hundred dol- 
lars necessary to pay off the mortgage. I le 
has served as clerk of the Church Societx' 
connected with the church, has long been a 
member of the executive committee and for two 
years president of The Independent Helpers, 
the largest, and most helpful societv connected 
with the church. As vice-president of the 
Business Men's Association, he has rendered 
excellent service. Mr. Dygert is a Knight 
Templar and a thirty-second degree Mason. 
His fraternal affiliations are as follows : Cal- 
limachus Lodge, No. 369, Free and .\ccepted 
Masons, Phoenix, New York : Oswego River 
Chapter, No. 270. R. A. M., Phoenix, New 
York ; Lake Ontario Commandery, No. 1,2. K. 
T., Oswego, New York ; Lake Ontario Consis- 
tory. No. 12, S. P. R. S., Oswego, New 
York; Phoenix Chapter, No. 172, Order 
Eastern Star, Phoenix, New York. He also 
had conferred upon him the ninety degrees of 
the "Egyptian Masonic Rite of Memphis" and 

has a certificate signed by Darius Wilson, 
ninety-six degree grand master. He was sec- 
retary of both lodge and chapter for many 
years, and has now served as treasurer of the 
lodge for a long period. As worthy chief 
templar of the Phoenix Lodge of Good Temp- 
lars and as delegate to the county lodge, and 
other meetings of the order, he has been 
highly honored. On his way to the Republi- 
can national convention at Chicago in 1884, 
which nominated James G. I'laine for presi- 
dent. .Mr. Dygert had the unique experience 
of a train all to himself from Syracuse to 
Suspension Bridge, sleeper, buffet car, colored 
waiter, etc., etc. Few private persons have 
such an experience. On Saturday. Septem- 
ber 16, 191 1, he was an honored guest at a 
breakfast .given to the Hon. William Howard 
Taft. president of the Cnited States, given 
by the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, at 
the Onondaga, the leading hotel of Syracuse, 
Xew York. ]\Ir. Dy,gert has never married. 
(VI) Catharine (or Kittie, as she was 
mostly known), daughter of John H. Dygert, 
was born February 18, 1848, on the old farm 
in the town of Schroeppel. She also attended 
the public and select schools of Phoenix. She 
was a young lady of attractive face and pleas- 
ant manners and was a favorite with the 
\oung people of her acquaintance. She mar- 
ried, October 18, 1870, George Herbert Butts, 
son of Milton T. Butts, a farmer of Phoenix, 
New York. She lived quite a number of 
years at Rochester, New York, where her 
husband was an express messenger, also sec- 
retary of a large building and loan associa- 
tion. She died .A.pril 29. 1893, at her home 
in Rochester, and is buried in the Dygert 
family lot at Phoenix, New York. She left 
two children : Irma and \'ance Helmer. Irma 
was born August 18, 1872, on the Butts river 
farm, town of Schroeppel, and was married 
December 25, 1895, at Brockport, New York, 
to William Speck, an employee of the Roch- 
ester street railway. They now^ live on a 
farm near Lyons, New York. She has two 
children : Catharine Dygert and Elinor Starin 
Speck. A^ance Helmer Butts was born Oc- 
tober 18. 1878. at Syracuse, New York. He is 
employed at the knife works, at Perrv. New- 
York, as superintendent of a room. He mar- 
ried, August 30. 1903. at Ca.stile. New York, 
Maude J. Coleman. They have one child, 
Herbert Coleman Butts, born September 15, 
1905. They live at Perry. New York. 



(VI) William Henry, son of John H. Dy- 
ert, was born October 12, 1850, on the old 
farm, died September 16. 1852. buried on the 
old farm. 

In early New England records 
MOSS there are many of the name of 

Moss, Morss and Morse, with va- 
riations of spelling, the most prominent being 
William, Anthony. Joseph, Samuel and John, 
who immigrated early in the seventeenth cen- 
tury, and their descendants. The name Moss 
was early found among the Jews, the Celtic 
Irish and' the Saxon Nations of the Continent, 
and the name De Mors was known in Ger- 
many as early as the year 1200. Hugo de 
Mors, who lived in England in 1358, and 
was honored by George III. with a diplo- 
matic commission, was probably descended 
from the German family. The name ap- 
peared in the records of Suffolk county, Eng- 
land, in 1589, about the same time in Essex 
county, and also became common in Nor- 
folk county. Of those who emigrated to New 
England in early days none were more highly 
honored by their fellows than John Moss, 
who is believed to have been a member of 
a family of high standing in England, on ac- 
count of his high attainments and evident cul- 
ture. The family has included many educa- 
tors, ministers and men of the learned pro- 
fessions, and the name has always stood for 
good citizenship. 

(I) John JMoss [whose name sometimes ap- 
pears as Mosse] was of New Haven. The 
first four generations of his race spelled the 
name Moss, and many of his descendants 
have retained this spelling to the present dav, 
although the majority of them have adopted 
Morse. The exact date of his birth is un- 
known, some authorities giving it as near 
161 9, while others claim he was one hundred 
and three years old at the time of his death, 
in 1707. He was one of the noble band who 
founded New Haven, Connecticut, and was 
much esteemed for his high qualitv of cour- 
age, his excellent judgment in matters relat- 
ing to the common welfare, his firmness of 
character, his piety and perseverance. His 
advice and counsel were sought by the vi'isest 
and holiest men of his day, and he was in 
the highest sense a godly Puritan, readv to 
perform his full duty at all times. His fel- 
low citizens honored him in many ways, and 
he was one of the most prominent men of 

New Haven at the time of its settlement. 
He was one of the members of the first gen- 
eral court in 1639-40. and was often called 
upon to advocate a case in the civil courts ; 
on the union of New Haven with Connecti- 
cut he was repeatedly sent to the general 
court at Hartford, and was appointed a mag- 
istrate. When part of New Haven was set 
apart as Wallingford, March 11, 1669, he 
became one of the committee to manage all 
the plantation affairs of the latter place, the 
other members being Samuel Street, John 
Brockett, Abraham Doolittle. They were to 
dispose and distribute the allotments in such 
equal manner as was best suited to the con- 
dition of the place and the inhabitants there- 
of, and to use the best means in their power 
to secure a fit man to dispense the word of 
God. The name of John Moss was promin- 
ently identified with all the leading measures 
of the village of Wallingford, and he was 
assigned the second home lot, near the south 
end of Main street, on the east side. He was 
prominent in both state and church affairs, 
and was well fitted by natural ability and 
experience to take his place among the rulers 
of the new tov\'n. Children born to John 
Moss: John, baptized January 11, 1639, died 
young; Samuel, born April 4, 1641 ; Abigail, 
April 10, 1642 ; Rev. Joseph, November 6. 
1643; Ephraim, November 6, 1645, probably 
died young; Mary. April 11, 1647; Mercy, 
baptized April i, 1649, hved in New Haven: 
John; October 12, 1650; Elizabeth, October 
12, 1652; Hester, June 16, 1654: Isaac, July 
I, 1655, died in 1659. 

(II) John (2), sixth son of John (i) Moss, 
was born October 12, 1650, in New Haven, 
and was one of the first settlers of Walling- 
ford, where he was active in civil affairs, and 
died March 31, 171 7. He owned a farm on 
Ten-mile Hill, one on Honeypot Brook, and 
another on Busby Hill, amounting to over 
500 acres. He married, December 12, 1676, 
Martha, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Scudder) Lothrop, born in 1657, died Sep- 
tember 21, 1719. She was administratrix of 
her husband's estate, with her eldest son. 
Children : Mary, Esther, Samuel, John, Mar- 
tha, Solomon, Isaac, Mary, Israel, Benja- 

(III) Sergeant Isaac Moss, fifth son of 
John (2) and Rfartha (Lothrop) Moss, was 
born July 6, 1693, in Wallingford, and resided 
in the adjoining town of Cheshire, where he 

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died October i, 1750. His will, dated New 
Cheshire, June 6, 1747, disposed of extensive 
landed property. He married (first) May 2, 
1 71 7, Hannah Royce, born November 6, 1696, 
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Porter) Royce, 
and died March 31, 1737. He married (sec- 
ond) October 14. 1738, Keziah, daughter of 
Samuel and Lydia (French) Bowers, born 
March 2, 1699, in Wallingford, who died Oc- 
tober I, 1750. Children of first marriage: 
Ezel (probably Ezekial, not mentioned in his 
father's will) : Heman, died young; Hannah; 
Ebenezer, died young; Isaac; Heman; Jesse; 
Mehitable ; Elihu. Of the second marriage : 
Ebenezer, Jabez and Keziah. 

(IV) Captain Jesse Moss, sixth son of Ser- 
geant Isaac and Hannah (Royce) Moss, was 
born March 10. 1729, in Cheshire, and resided 
on the paternal homestead on Ten-mile River, 
where he was a farmer, and died March 20, 
1 793- He was a soldier of the revolution, 
serving first as a corporal in Captain Street 
Hall's company from July 12 to December 
'9> I775> and was present at the evacuation 
of Boston by the British in 1776. In 1777 
he was a captain under Lieutenant-Colonel J. 
Baldwin, of the Tenth Militia Regiment, which 
recruited the American army on the North 
river and served at Fishkill. He married, Jan- 
uary 25, 1753, Mary, daughter of Benjamin 
(son of John (2), son of John (i) and Abi- 
gail (Cole) Moss). She was born October 23. 
1731, in Cheshire, died August 19, 1819. 
Children : Hannah, Joel, Jesse, Reuben, Job, 
Mary, Isaac Bowers, Lothrop, Clarinda, died 
young, Rufus, Emanuel, Mary Clarinda. 

(V) Rev. Reuben AIoss, third son of Cap- 
tain Jesse and Mary (Moss) Moss, was born 
June II, 1759, in Cheshire. He entered the 
revolutionary army at the age of sixteen years, 
serving as waiter to his father, but subse- 
quently enlisted as a soldier of the line, and 
was discharged in 1783. On leaving the ann\- 
he began his studies in preparation for the 
ministry, and made very rapid progress at 
Yale, where he outstripped many of his class- 
mates, and graduated with honors in 1787. 
In 1792 he was ordained as pastor of the Con- 
gregational church at Ware. Massachusetts, 
where he continued sixteen years, and died 
February 17, 1809. He married, at Stoning- 
ton, Connecticut, October 15, 1795, Esther, 
daughter of William and Esther (Williams) 
Cheesebrough, born there August 26, 1776. 
Children ; Lazarus (named later, Ephraim 

Cheesebrough), Mary Esther, George Wash- 
ington, Tirzah, William Cheesebrough, Jesse 
Lothrop, Reuben E. 

(VI) Reuben E., youngest child of Rev, 
Reuben and Esther (Cheesebrough) Moss, 
was born September i, 1807, in Ware, and 
was but two years of age when his father 
died. The widowed mother returned with 
her children to her girlhood home in Ston- 
ington, and the son was reared in that town 
and North Stonington. Being forced early 
to maintain himself, he was employed in a 
cotton factory and was later a bookkeeper and 
clerk in a country store. He assisted in the 
defense of Stonington, in 1814. by making 
cartridges for the regiment which was com- 
manded by Colonel William Randall, whose 
daughter, then unborn, ultimately became his 
wife. During his twentieth year he was pro- 
prietor of a store at Portersville in the town 
of Groton, New London county. In the mean- 
time he had not neglected the improvement of 
his mind, and by private study and the instruc- 
tion of private tutors had made great advance- 
ment in human knowledge. At the age of 
four years he was able to read and write, and 
at eighteen years had passed far beyond the 
ordinary knowledge of his times, including 
the mastery of surveying. He was also a 
member of one of the first Sunday schools es- 
tablished in America. In 1829 he went to 
New York City and became a partner with 
his elder brother, under the title of E. C. & 
R. E. Moss, manufacturing and retail drug- 
gists. The elder partner died in 1842, and 
the junior continued the business on the same 
site, at Grand and Cannon streets, until he 
removed to Chemung county in i860. He 
was widely known in New York City, and 
was often called "Dr. Moss." He was active 
in Sunday school work, and was a trustee of 
Dr. MacLane's church on Madison avenue. 
He resided at No. 4 Cannon street, then a 
desirable residence locality, until after 1850, 
and then built a house on Gates avenue, 
Brooklyn, between Bedford and Franklin ave- 
nues, where he owned twelve city lots. While 
residing there he was active in work of the 
Clinton Avenue Congregational Church. He 
served as inspector of elections and commis- 
sioner of deeds, and was a private and sub- 
sequently captain in the One Hundred and 
Forty-second Regiment, New York militia, 
being subsequently major of the Two Hun- 
dred and Sixtv-fourth Regiment. He was 



elected lieutenant-colonel of the latter body, 
but was prevented from acceptance by 
the illness and subsequent death of his broth- 
er. He was a member of the volunteer fire 
department, and saw hard service in the great 
fire of 1835, and a member and treasurer of 
the Independent Corps Veteran Artillery, 
which was limited to seventy-six members. 
He was active in suppressing the Astor Place 
riots, caused by the rivalry between two proni- 
inent actors of the day. This military organi- 
zation possessed several field pieces, and the 
loading and pointing of one of these in sight 
of the rioters caused them to disperse. 

Having acquired a competence. Mr. JNIoss 
sought a quiet home in the rural regions, and 
in i860 purchased a farm on Maple avenue, 
near Wellsburg, New York, then in the town 
of Southport, now Ashland, Chemung county. 
He immediately became prominent in the af- 
fairs of the town, and while a school trustee 
planted the beautiful trees which now give 
valuable shade to one of the schoolhouses. 
He organized a Sunday school, of which he 
was long superintendent, and in which mem- 
bers of his family were teachers. For twenty- 
five years he was a justice of the peace, which 
made him a member of the board of town au- 
ditors, and also served as excise commis- 
sioner. In 1885 he was elected a justice of 
sessions, and in that capacity acted as an asso- 
ciate of the presiding judge upon the bench. 
In 1895 he sold his farm and removed to the 
city of Elmira, establishing a home on Hoff- 
man street, where he died October 26, i8q6. 
He was the possessor of a large and well- 
selected library, and was always a student, 
keeping abreast of modern progress. He took 
a wide mental view, was a thinker and fine 
conversationalist, well versed in English clas- 
ics, and fond of the works of leading poets. 
In early life he was a Whig, and naturallv 
became a member of the Republican partv 
upon its organization. Among the first sub- 
scribers of the Ncu^ York Tribune, he kept 
files of that paper and also the Independent 
for reference. 

He married. September 23, 1841, Harriet 
Newell, daughter of Hon. William and Martha 
(Cheeseb rough) Randall, born Januarv 25. 
1815, died March 3, 1908. Children: i. 
Marion Rosamond, died April 3, 1892. 2. 
Nora Eurydice. 3. Roswell Randall, men- 
tioned below. 4. Algernon Ruthven, a resi- 
dent of Kansas City, Missouri. 5. Reuben 

Llewellyn, of Elmira. 6. Arthur Herbert, of 
Chicago. 7. Edgar Albert, a resident of Glen 
Ridge, New Jersey, engaged in dry goods 
business in New York City. 

(VII) Roswell Randall, eldest son of Reu- 
ben E. and Harriet Newell (Randall) ]\Ioss. 
was born October 16, 1845, "■> New York 
City, where his education was begun. In his 
fifteenth year he went with his parents to 
Chemung county, and pursued his studies in 
the Elmira Free Academy. In the mean time 
he assisted in the operation of the homestead 
farm, and subsequently taught school. In 
Januarv, 1871, he began the study of law in 
the office of Smith, Robertson & Fassett. con- 
tinuing this for three winters, and worked on 
the farm in summer. He was admitted to 
the bar before the supreme court at .\lbany, 
January 9, 1874, and immediately became 
chief clerk in the office of his preceptors, thus 
gaining an extensive experience and often 
acting in the trial of cases. He began in- 
dependent practice, October i, 1879, and in 
the fall of the following year became asso- 
ciated with Edward B. Youmans, under the 
title of Youmans & Moss. In 1884 Charles 
H. Knipp, a student of the firm, became a 
partner, and it was continued as Youmans, 
Moss & Knipp. During the first administra- 
tion of President Cleveland the senior part- 
ner retired temporarily to take a position in 
\\'ashington. In 1891 Mr. Knipp retired, and 
the firm continued as Youmans & Moss until 
1898, when the former died. Since that time 
Mr. Moss has continued practice alone, and 
has been employed in many important cases. 
In 1894 he compiled a manual of the election 
laws, which has since been used as a guide to 
inspectors and clerks of election. In July, 
1898, he was appointed referee in bankruptcy 
for the counties of Chemung and Tioga, then 
a part of the northern, now western, district, 
of New York. As a pioneer of this work he 
was obliged to establish forms of procedure, 
and thus acquired considerable prominence, 
and was among the organizers of the Na- 
tional Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, 
serving as chairman of one of its important 
committees. While few of his decisions have 
ever been questioned, they have been invari- 
ably sustained by the higher courts. In 1865 
he became a member of the Park Church of 
Elmira ( Congregational) and in February of 
that year became associated with the United 
States Christian Commission, under whose 

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auspices he acted as a teacher of colored 
troops north of the James river, and was in 
charge of a small issue office at City Point. 
During this time he engaged in hospital work 
and was among those who entered Petersburg, 
Mrginia, upon its c^^ture by Federal troops. 
He is a vice-president of the Chemung Coun- 
tv Bar Association ; and a member of the New 
York State, and of the American Associa- 
tions. He is a fellow of the Elmira Academy 
of Sciences, in which he served long as vice- 
president, and is noted as a friend and sup- 
porter of educational movements. A member 
of the Country and Century clubs of Elmira, 
he gives some time to botany, and for recrea- 
tion engages in golf, whist, billiards, cycling 
and angling. Deeply interested in historical 
studies, he has contributed much to the pres- 
ervation of local history, and is a writer of 
articles upon social problems published in the 

He married, June 7, 1876. .\nna D., daugh- 
ter of George \\'. and Elizabeth Mason, of El- 
mira. the father being founder of the Elmira 
Gazette, and long a prominent citizen of his 
home city. They are the parents of two 

This name was brought to 
SKINNER New England by two emi- 
grants from England, both of 
whom left a numerous progeny. Thomas 
Skinner was an early settler at iNlalden, Mas- 
sachusetts, coming from Chichester, England, 
before 1652. Another immigrant was prom- 
inent in the settlement of Connecticut, and de- 
scendants of both have spread throughout the 
United States, where they have been dis- 
tinguished for the Yankee qualities of en- 
terprise and thrift, and were usually found to 
be industrious, prosperous and useful citizens. 
Several sections of the Empire State are in- 
debted to this family for pioneers who were 
active in promoting material and moral growth 
of the settlement. 

(I) John Skinner was one of the Hooker 
company and probably came from Rraintree, 
county Essex. England. He was a kinsman 
of John Talcott. of Hartford, mentioned in 
his will in 1649. was one of the founders of 
Hartford, and died there in 1650-51. His 
will was proved October 23, 165 1. The estate 
was partitioned January 18, 1655, '^"d ^t that 
time the ages of the children were given in 
the records, and it is from this record that 

the birth years of the children are computed, 
viz.: Mary, 1638; .-Xnn, 1639; John, 1641 ; 
Joseph, 1643 > Richard, 1646. His wife Mary 
was a daughter of Joseph Loomis, an early 
resident of Windsor. Connecticut, where 
many descendants of both names resided. She 
married (second) Owen Tudor, of Windsor. 
(H) Joseph, second son of John and Mary 
(Loomis) Skinner, was born in 1643, 'i Hart- 
ford, and resided in East Windsor, where he 
bought land in 1666. This was on the west 
side of Broad street, was in his possession 
in 1684 and he probably resided there until 
his death. The Windsor church records con- 
tain the following entry; "February 16, 1678- 
79, Joseph Skinner having never been bap- 
tized, desired that he might be baptized, and 
ye church granted it. He would be tried (ex- 
amined) concerning his knowledge and blame- 
less life and own Ch. Cov't and came under 
disciplin to be owned as a member, and so 
any others might come in in like manner, man 
or womankind. On ye 2 of March there was 
none that lay any blame on him in point of 
his conversation so he owned ye Ch. Cov't and 
was baptized." He married, April 5, 1666. 
Mary, daughter of William and Margaret 
Filley. She died April 13, 171 1. Children: 
Mary, John, Elizabeth, Joseph, Isaac, Thomas. 

(III) Joseph (2), second son of Joseph (i ) 
and Mary (Filley) Skinner, was born 1673. 
in Windsor, and resided in Hartford. He 
married (first) January i, 1696, Dorothy Hos- 
mer, born January 10. 1667, in Concord, Mas- 
sachusetts, daughter of James and Sarah 
(White) Hosmer. She died March, 1702, and 
he married (second), January 28, 1708, Eliza- 
beth Olmsted, of Hartford, probably a daugh- 
ter of James Olmsted and granddaughter of 
Nicholas and 'Sarah (Loomis) Olmsted. There 
were two sons born of the first marriage, Jo- 
seph and Stephen. The latter died young. 
Children of second marriage : Jonathan, Eliza- 
beth, Stephen, Dorothy, Anna, Rebecca. 

(IV) Stephen, fourth son of Joseph (2) 
Skinner, and third child of his second wife, 
Elizabeth Olmsted, was baptized March 11, 
1755. died in Hartford, July 11, 1758. He 
had children : Elizabeth, died young ; Eliza- 
beth, baptized March 11, 1753; Stephen, about 
1755-56; Jonathan, January 29, 1758. 

(V) Stephen (2), eldest son of Stephen ( i) 
Skinner, resided in Hartford and is supposed 
to have been father of Alexander, and Charles 
King, mentioned below. There were prac- 



tically no vital statistics recorded in Hartford 
in his time, and the church records make no 
mention of him or of his wife or children. 

(\'"I) Charles King Skinner was born Jan- 
uary 13, 1792, in Hartford, in the house on 
Lafayette street, where his father, grand- 
father and great-grandfather had lived before 
him. In 1812, at the age of twenty years, 
Oiarles K. Skinner went to Ohio and was 
one of the four men who founded the town 
of Massillon, in that state. He was very ac- 
tive in promoting the growth and progress of 
that section, building canals and railroads, and 
owned and operated woolen mills. In 1854 
a bank was established in Massillon, being the 
second in the county, and Mr. Skinner was 
made its president in 1857, holding this posi- 
tion for a long term of years. He was instru- 
mental in bringing the first line of railroad 
through Massillon from Pittsburgh, Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1850, and died there November 4, 
1875. His wife, Eliza (Reed) Skinner, was 
born November 6, 1797, in Lynn, ^lassachu- 
setts, died January 17, 1866. Children : .\u- 
gustus. Elizabeth, Charles Phillips. 

(VII) Charles Phillips, son of Charles King 
and Eliza (Reed) -Skinner, was born August 
I, 1827, in ^lassillon, died in Owego, New 
York, June 10, 1882. He was educated at 
Kenyon College and Western Reserve College 
at PTudson, Ohio, and was many years en- 
gaged in transportation on the Great Lakes, 
being associated with his brother-in-law. James 
P. Gay. About 1853 he removed to Owego, 
where he was for some time engaged in bank- 
ing, being cashier of the National Union Piank 
until its liquidation. Subsequently he was a 
contractor, under the government, in the con- 
struction of canals, and also engaged in rail- 
road construction, with which he- was identi- 
fied to the time of his death. Taking an ac- 
tive interest in public progress, he was fre- 
quently a delegate to the conventions, acting 
politically with the Republican party from its 
organization. He was an attendant of the 
Presbyterian church. 

He married, October 14, 1852, Emilv Eliza- 
beth Piatt, born .April 28, 1829, daughter of 
William and Lesbia (Hinchman) Piatt, of 
Owetio (see Piatt VIT). Mr. and Mrs. Skin- 
ner had one .son, Frederick Piatt Skinner, born 
October 31, 1858, in Owego. He received his 
preparatory education at Owego Academy and 
in Yale College, from which he graduated in 
i88o. He took up the study of medicine, but 

owing to ill health was obliged to aljandon 
it, and now resides with his widowe<l mother 
in Owego. 

(The Piatt Line). 
The surname Piatt has been early found 
in many countries, the word meaning an open, 
level piece of land. In Norman French the 
name was spelled Pradt, then Pratt; in Ger- 
man, Platz. Coats-of-arms were granted to 
half a dozen different branches of the family 
in England as early as the reign of Elizabeth, 
and some as early as 1326. Senator Orville 
Hitchcock Piatt was descended, through both 
father and mother, from lines of New Eng- 
land farmers, who for many generations had 
held prominent stations in the communities 
in which they lived. They held offices in 
church and town affairs ; were land owners, 
deacons, tithingmen, and captains of militia. 
One ancestor was imprisoned by Governor 
Andros in 1681 for daring to attend a meet- 
ing of delegates "to devise means to obtain a 
redress of grievances under his arbitrary 
rule." Another was among those who 
marched to Fishkill in the Burgoyne campaign 
of October. 1777, to reinforce General Put- 
nam. It was a sturdy, loyal, patriotic, effi- 
cient New England stock. 

(I) Deacon Richard Piatt is believed to 
be the Richard who was baptized September 
28. 1603, son of Joseph Piatt, in the parish 
of Bovington, Hertfordshire. England, He 
settled as early as 1638 at New Haven, Con- 
necticut, and was one of a party of sixty-one 
who formed a church settlement at Milford, in 
the same colony, being the first settler in that 
place, November 20, 1639, and at the time 
having four in his family. He was chosen 
deacon at Milford in 1669 and bequeathed a 
Bible to each of his nineteen grandsons. His 
will is dated January 24, 1683-84. In Au- 
gust, 1889, a memorial stone, suitably in- 
scribed to the pioneers, was placed in the new 
bridge over the Mapawaug at Milford. Chil- 
dren: I. Mary, married (first I. .May I, 1651, 
Luke Atkinson: (second) Januar\- 3, 1667, 
Thomas Wetherell. 2. John, settled in Nor- 
folk ; married Hannah Clark. 3. Isaac, see 
forward, 4. Sarah. 5. Epenetus, baptized 
July 12, 1640, was an associate of his brother 
Isaac in his varied experience. 6. Hannah, 
born October i, 1643. 7. Josiah, 1645. 8. 
Joseph, 1649, married, 1680. Mary Kellogg. 

(II) Isaac, second son and third child of 
Deacon Richard Piatt, was with his brother 



Epeneliis (.-nnilled among the fifty-seven land 
owners of Unntington, Long Island, in iO()'). 
They were donbtless residents there for some 
vears earlier. Both were admitted freeman. 
i\Iav 12. 1664, by the general assembly of Con- 
necticut, then having jurisdiction over Long 
Island, under the old charter, and their names 
appear among the proprietors in the patent of 
1666, and again in the patent of 1668. Both 
were impri.soned in New York b\- Governor 
Andros in 1681 for attending a meeting of 
delegates of the several towns to obtain "a 
redress of grievances under his arbitrary 
rule." After their release, at a town meeting, 
a vote was passed to pay their expenses. He 
and his brother were among the sterling pa- 
triots of the time, fully recognizing and claim- 
ing their civil and religious rights. He bought 
land at Huntington in 1678 of John Greene, 
and of Jonathan Hammet, May 15, 1683. He 
was recorder of Huntington in 1687, was caji- 
tain of militia, and it is said of him that "he 
held every office of consequence in the gift of 
his townsmen." His death occurred at Hunt- 
ington, July 31, 1691. He married (first) at 
MHford, Connecticut, March 12, 1640, Phebe 
Smith: (second) at Huntington about twenty 
years later, Elizabeth, daughter of Jonas 
Wood. Children, all by second marriage: 
Elizabeth, born September 15, 1665: Jonas, 
August 16, 1667: John, born June 29, 1669: 
Mary, October 26, 1674: Joseph, September 
8, 1677: Jacob, September 29. 1682. 

(HI) Little is known about John, Joseph 
and Jacob, sons of Isaac Piatt. It. is presum- 
able " that one of them was the father of 
the next mentioned. 

(lY) Benoni Piatt appears as early as 1730 
in North Castle, Westchester county. New 
York, where the records show he was a town 
officer. His will was made i\Iay 20, 1761, and 
proved May 14, 1763. indicating that he died 
in the latter year. His widow, Hannah, made 
her will jNIarch 8, 1764, and this was proved 
Februarv 25, 1767. Children: Jonathan, Be- 
noni, .\bigail. 

(Y ) Colonel Jonathan Piatt, son of Benoni 
Piatt, with his son Jonathan removed from 
Bedford to Tioga county. New York, in 1793. 
and died there in 1795. It is supposed he and 
his son Jonathan served in General Sullivan's 
armv, which in 1779 crossed from Trenton to 
Susquehanna and drove the Indians out of 
Wyoming \'arlley, and this would explain their 
returning and settling near the Susquehanna. 

C'oloncl Jonathan I'latl \va^ an enlhuiastic 
patriijt during the revolution, was a member 
from New York of the provisional congress 
in 1775, and also a member of the committee 
of safety at White I'lains the following year. 

(\T) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (i) 
Piatt, was born April 20, 1764, died December 
1824. He married Anna Brush, a native of 
Greenwich, Connecticut, born October 8, 1766, 
and their children were : Jonathan, born in 
1783; Mary, May 20, 1785; Benjamin, June 
3, 1787: Edward, August 19, 1789; William, 
October 29. 1791 ; Brush, August 6, 1795 ; Ne- 
hemiah, July 25, 1797: Charlotte, January 25, 
1800: Benjamin, .\pril 2, 1803; Deborah, .Au- 
gust ft, 1805: Charles, May 11, 1808: Sarah, 
May 9, 181 1. The family resided many years 
in Bedford and removed thence to Tioga 
county, where several of the sons became 
prominent in public life. 

(Vll) William, fourth son of Jonathan (2) 
and .Anna (Brush) Piatt, was born in Bed- 
ford, October 19, 1791. He accompanied his 
]iarents to Tioga county in early childhood, 
and after reaching his majority became a 
Ijrominent lawyer of that region, making his 
liome in Owego, where his death occurred 
January 12, 1855. He married Lesbia Hinch- 
inan, of Long Island, whose ancestors were 
prominent in the old French war and the revo- 
lution, and became one of the leading families 
of Long Island. Of this union nine children 
were born: William H., Stella .Avery, Fred- 
erick E., Edward, Susan C, Anna, Emily E., 
married Charles P. Skinner (see Skinner 
\T1), Humphrv, Thomas C. 

(\TII) Hon.' Thomas C. Piatt, son of Will- 
iam and Lesbia ( Hinchman ) Piatt, was liorn 
at Owego. New York, July 15, 1833. He 
attended the schools of his native town and 
entered Yale College. He was oblige 1 to 
leave Yale in his sophomore year, on account 
of failing health, but in 1876 received the hon- 
orary degree of Master of .Arts from that col- 
lege. He then entered commercial life, and 
in 1879 became secretary and a director of the 
L'nited States Express Company, became ex- 
tensively interested in lumber business in the 
state of Alichigan. and became president of 
the Tioga National Bank. He displayed the 
abilitv and sagacity in business which later 
assured his success in a political career, being 
able to grasp the essential details of any en- 
terprise with which he became connecte 1 and 
to discover and build up the weak parts of an 



organization. In 1872 he was elected to con- 
gress as a Republican and was reelected in 
"1874. January 18, 1881, he was chosen United 
States senator from New York to succeed 
Francis Kernan. However, May 16 of that 
year Mr. Piatt and his colleague, Roscoe Con- 
"kling, resigned from the senate on account of 
some New York appointments which had 
been made by the president, a bitter enemy 
of Mr. Conkling's having been appointed to a 
high post. It was at this time that Mr. Piatt 
obtained his soubriquet of "Me Too." in con- 
sequence of his resignation following so close- 
ly that of Mr. Conkling, but by his own state- 
ments it is plain that this term was undeserved 
by him. as his plans had been made and his 
resignation written before this time. He had 
been elected as a candidate of the "Stalwarts," 
in opposition to the "Half Breeds." and was 
known as one of the original supporters of 
this faction in the state of New York. He 
returned to the practice of his profession and 
at this time was interested in various enter- 
prises, being president of the United States 
Express Company. He was at one time presi- 
dent of the Southern Central Railroad Com- 
pany, and also had interests in the middle 
west. In 1880 he was appointed commissioner 
of quarantine of New York City, serving un- 
til January 14, 1888. Air. Piatt was a mem- 
ber of the Republican conventions of 1876-80- 
84-88-92-1900, and was for several years a 
member of the Republican national committee. 
He was elected to the United States senate 
in 1896 and again in 1903, retiring from pub- 
lic life in IMarch. 1909, after spending fifty- 
two years in active political life. At that 
time his health was failing and he was grow- 
ing too weak physically to be able to continue 
in the service of his party, and his death oc- 
curred one year later, in March. 1910. 

At the time of Senator Piatt's retirement, 
he had become well known throughout the 
country through three great things in his pub- 
lic life, as follows: His alliance with Con- 
kling and their joint resignation ; his fight 
for the gold-standard plank in the platform 
of the party at the St. Louis convention of 
1896: his forcing the nomination of Theodore 
Roosevelt for the office of vice-president, 
wiiich resulted in his later becoming the Na- 
tion's executive. His political career had be- 
gun in 1856, when as a member of the Fre- 
mont Glee Club, with other young men of 
similar sentiments, he traveled through the 

counties of Tioga and Tompkins, singing the 
"Pathfinder's" good qualities and telling the 
]>eople in verse the reasons why Mr. Fremont 
should be elected to the presidency. During 
this time Mr. Piatt held a tuning fork at their 
meetings and marked time with that instru- 
ment. He retained his love for music all his 
life and was especially fond of that of a mar- 
tial kind. Fie early won the confidence of the 
people of his native county, and in 1859 was 
elected county clerk. 

Mr. Piatt had served the interests of his 
I)arty long and well and had been highly hon- 
ored by them. He had a remarkable power 
to influence men and draw them to him, com- 
bined with the ability to hold the friendship 
and devotion of his followers and associates. 
His life was always a busy one and success 
rewarded him as the result of intelligent ef- 
fort, well directed. 

Mr. Piatt married, in 1852. Ellen Lucy, 
daughter of Hon. Charles R. Barstow. of 
Owego. Children : Edward Truax, Frank 
Hinchman and Henry Barstow. Mrs. Piatt 
died some vears before her husband. 

Captain John Underbill, 
UNDERHILL inmiigrant ancestor, was 
descended from the Un- 
derbills of Huningham, Warwickshire. Eng- 
land a town about four miles west of Kenil- 
worth, on the river Learne. The family was 
very ancient there, and during the reign of 
Elizabeth seems to have been at its height of 
prosperity. They owned much land, and a 
Sir Flercules Underbill was sheriff of the 
county and a John Underbill was chaplain to 
Queen Elizabeth, who made him Bishop of 
Oxford in 1589. The father of the immigrant, 
who was also named Captain John Underbill, 
was a soldier in the personal train of Robert 
Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and went with him 
to the Netherlands, where Leicester com- 
manded the combined forces against Spain. 
After Leicester's death in 1588. Underbill re- 
mained with the army under Robert Devoreux, 
Earl of Essex, in 1601. 

The immigrant. Captain John Lhiderhill, 
was born probably between 1595 and 1600, 
and doubtless spent much of his youth in Hol- 
land or in the service of Maurice of Nassau, 
Prince of Orange, theTamous commander. In 
the Netherlands Captain John Underbill was 
a fellow soldier with Captain Myles Standish. 
.•\lthough it is said that he was urged to go 



with the Puritans in 1620, he did not sail un- 
til April 7, 1630, from Yarmouth, with John 
Winthrop and his nine hundred immigrants to 
Boston. Here he was made freeman, May 18, 

1631, and was one of the first deputies to the 
general court. On July 26, 1630, the first 
Thursday of every month was set as the gen- 
eral training day of Captain Underhill's com- 
pany at Boston, and on September 28, 1630, 
the court ordered fifty pounds to be raised for 
Mr. Underbill and Air. Patrick, who were 
training another company. On November 7, 

1632, the court limited training days to once 
a month. Underbill and Patrick fought to- 
gether in several Indian fights. In 1634 he 
was one of the selectmen of Boston. In 1637 
his friend. Sir Henry Vane, put him in com- 
mand of the troops of the colony and sent him 
to Saybrook, Connecticut, against the Indians. 
He destroyed the Indian forts on Mystic river 
and broke the power of the Pequots, return- 
ing the same year. On November 7, 1637, for 
some reason concerned with military matters, 
he was banished from Massachusetts, and in 
1638 he returned to England, where he printed 
a book called "News of America," which gave 
a good account of the Pequot war. He said 
in it : "Myself received an arrow through 
my coat sleeve, and a second against my hel- 
met on the forehead, so, if God in his Provi- 
dence had not moved the heart of my wife to 
persuade me to carry it along with me, I had. 
been slain." 

He returned to America and petitioned the 
covirt for three hundred acres of land which 
he claimed, but the petition was refused, and 
he went to Dover, New Hampshire, where he 
was chosen governor in place of Barret, al- 
though Governor Winthrop tried to keep Bar- 
ret in office in vain. Through Underbill's in- 
fluence. Hansard Knollys was made minister 
at Dover, but neither of them seem to have 
got along well in that place, and they left after 
a time, Knollys returning to Boston, where he, 
after confessing his faults, was reinstated. Al- 
though Captain Underbill also made confes- 
sion, he was not admitted to communion again 
until there had been much controversy. After 
six months of good behavior the court took 
awav the sentence of banishment. About 
1640 he settled in Stamford, Connecticut, and 
in 1643 was representative from there to the 
general court at New Haven. In 1643 the 
Dutch, who were severely harassed by the In- 
dian?, sent an appeal for help from Captain 

Underbill and others. A company of men 
was sent against an Indian camp supposed to 
be at what is now Bedford, nominally under 
Counsellor La Montague, but they did not 
find the Indians and returned to Stamford; 
during the halt there a Dutch soldier called on 
Captain Patrick and accused him of having 
misled them, and in the quarrel Captain Pat- 
rick was killed, the soldier escaping, January 
2, 1644. Captain Underbill led the troops back 
to New Amsterdam, and went with another 
expedition, again nominally under La Mon- 
tagne, in a successful attack against the In- 
dians in Hempstead. He then was sent to 
.Stamford to find the Indian camp there and 
in February was sent to attack it. A fierce 
fight terminated in victory for him, and almost 
entire destruction for the Indians, and soon 
the Indians asked for peace. In 1644 Cap- 
tain Underbill went to Flushing, and in 1645 
was chosen one of the "Eight Men" of the 
governor's council at New Amsterdaro, but 
gradually he had more interest in Long Island 
and began to side more with the English than 
with the Dutch. During the war between 
England and the Netherlands. Captain Un- 
derbill, May 20, 1653, Iioisted the parliament 
colors in Flushing, giving an address in which 
he accused Governor Stuyvesant of many 
wrongs to the people. But the Dutch as well 
as the English heard this address, and he was 
warned to leave the province. C)n May 24, 
1653, he was appointed by the authorities of 
Providence, Rhode Island, to capture Dutch 
property, and on June 27, of that year, he 
seized the Dutch fort of Good Hope, near 
Hartford, Connecticut, with all the surround- 
ing lands, which he sold, October 13, 1653, to 
William Gibbins and Richard Lord, of Hart- 
ford, in order to pay his soldiers. Later he 
obtained a- tract of land in Oyster Bay from 
the Matinecock Indians, and settled there, 
calling the place Kenelworth, after the Kenel- 
worth in Warwickshire, where his ancestors 
had lived so long. However, the place in Long 
Island has more often been called Killing- 
worth. Captain Underbill lived in this place 
.the remainder of his life. In February, 1663, 
an agreement was drawn up between the Eng- 
lish and Dutch for peaceable intercourse, and 
he was one of the English signers. In March, 
1665, he was one of the representatives from 
Oyster Bay to the convention. He died at 
Killingworth, September 21, 1672, and was 
buried on his estate. His will was dated Sep- 



tember 18, 1671, and he left the whole estate 
to his widow, unless she married again. 

He married (first) , of the Nether- 
lands, whom he brought with him to Boston. 
In the records of the old South Church of Bos- 
ton, "Helena, wife of our brother John Un- 
derbill,'" was admitted to the church, Septem- 
ber 15, 1633. He married (second) about 
1658, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Eliza- 
beth Feakes, and sister of John Bowne, of 
Flushing, one of the most prominent members 
of the Society of Friends. Captain John Un- 
derbill became a member of the societ)' in his 
old age. while living at Killingworth. Chil- 
dren of Captain John Underbill and his first 
wife: I. Elizabeth, baptized February 14, 
1636. 2. John, baptized April 24, 1642, aged 
thirteen. Children of Captain John and Eliza- 
beth Underbill, born at Killingworth : 3. 
Deborah, born November 29, 1659. 4. Na- 
thaniel, mentioned below. 5. Hannah, De- 
cember 2, 1666. 6. Elizabeth. July 2. 1669. 
7. David. April, 1672. 

(H) Nathaniel, son of Captain John Under- 
bill, was born February 22. 1663. He re- 
moved to Westchester county and bought land 
of John Turner at Westchester, where he was 
living in 1687. He married, December, 1685. 
Hilary, daughter of John Ferris. He died 
about 1710. Children: Nathaniel, mentioned 
below; Thomas, of New Castle. Westchester 
county : Abraham, of White Plains, married 
Hannah Cromwell : Benjamin, of New Castle : 
John; "son (Bartow), residing southeast": 
Mary Horton. 

(HI) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i) 
L'nderbill. was born August 11. 1690. died 
November 27. 1775. He married Mary Hony- 
well. His will was dated February 25, 1775, 
and proved May 19, 1776. bequeathing to wife 
Mary and children, Israel, Bartow'. Elizabeth. 

married Purdy, Mary, married Dr. 

Nicholas Bayley. Nathaniel. Helena. Sarah and 
John. Children: Phebe. November 6. 1713: 
Sarah, March 9. 1715 : John, mentioned below ; 
Mary. January 2. 1720: Nathaniel, of West- 
chester, August 31, 1723; Bartow, October 23. 
1725 ; William, of Yonkers. February 16, 
1727: Helena. January 26. 1729: Israel, Sep- 
tember 21, 1731 ; Elizabeth, February 17, 1735. 

(TV) John (2). son of Nathaniel (2) Un- 
derbill, was born August 8, 1718. He lived at 
Yonkers. He married Ann Bown. born De- 
cember 19, 1722, died August 16. 1786. Chil- 
dren, born at Yonkers : Tobn. mentioned be- 

low ; Benjamin, of Scarsdale, died 1818: Lan- 
caster, of Eastcbester, born 1746; Nathaniel, 
of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia; Frederick, 
of Yonkers, born March 2"] , 1749; Nicholas, 
of Yonkers, died 1857; Peter, of Yonkers; 
.Sarah, married Noah Bishop: Susan: Effie; 
Hannah ; Elizabeth ; Nancy. 

(V) John (3), son of John (2) Underbill, 
was born about 1740. He settled at Newtown, 
Connecticut. He married (first), Anne Bar- 
ker, who died August 16, 1786. He married 
(second) Dulhorisa Outhouse. Children by 
first wife: John, mentioned below; Barnas, 
born 1778; William, died without issue; Eli- 
nor ; Sarah ; Fanny. Children by second wife : 
Susan, Sarah, Elizabeth, Simon, Isaac, David. 

(\T) John (4), son of John (3) Under- 
bill, was born about 1765. He removed from 
Newtown, Connecticut, to Greene county. New 
York. The record of his family is incomplete, 
luit as be appears to be the only one of the 
family to locate in this section, it is concluded 
that William, mentioned below, was his son, 
named for his brother W'illiam. 

( \TT) William, son of John (4) Under- 
bill, was born about 1790-95, probably in 
Greene county. New York. He was a farmer 
in Dutchess and Greene counties. He mar- 
ried , and among bis children was 

Charles H., mentioned below. 

(\TII) Rev. Charles H. Underbill, son of 
• William Underbill, was born in 1810. His 
\outb was spent on his father's farm. He re- 
ceived his early education in private schools 
and .studied for the ministry. About 1835 he 
was ordained as a minister of the Baptist 
church at or near Catskill, New York. His 
first charge was at Bedford, Westchester 
county. He was afterward the first pastor of 
the Baptist church at Carmel. Putnam county. 
He was pastor of the Bedford Baptist church 
from .August, 1838, to April, 1840, and was 
called to the First Baptist church of Tarry- 
town in 1843. This church was organized 
as the Beekman Baptist Church by a council 
of delegates from various Baptist churches 
of New York City and Westchester county late 
in November. 1843. with twelve members by 
letter. Services were held in the old building 
at the southeast corner of Cortlandt and Col- 
lege avenues. His salary was $200, fuel and 
a donation party with $200 from the Hudson 
River Baptist Association. In two years the 
church had sixty-three members, and largely 
tbroutrh the efforts of Mr. Underbill land 



was bought at the corner of Alain and Wash- 
ington streets and a church erected. In June, 
1849, he accepted a call to the Baptist church 
at Peekskill. He also preached for a time at 
Attica, New York. He became one of the 
leading Baptist ministers of this section. He 
was a zealous and devout Christian, an able 
preacher and a conscientious and highl)' re- 
spected pastor, honored among men of all 
denominations. He was buried in the Bap- 
tist church plot in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 
Tarrytown, Greenburgh, New York. He died 
in 1856. 

He married, about 1835, Caroline Wager, 
born at Ghent, Columbia county. New York, 
died in 1890. daughter of Rev. Daniel and 
Susannah (Bogardus) Wager. Children: Eu- 
gene B., resides at Pine Plains. New "S'ork ; 
Charles W.. mentioned below : Susan, married 
Charles H. Fordham. 

(IX) Captain Charles \\'. Umlerhill. son 
of Rev. Charles H. Underbill, was born at 
Bedford. Westchester county. New York, De- 
cember 27, 1839. He attended the public 
schools, Alexander high school. Claverack 
Academy and entered Colgate College, from 
which he was graduated in the class of 1862 
with the degree of Baclielor of Arts. He en- 
listed in the federal army in the civil war and 
took an honorable part. He raised Company 
G, One Hundred and Fourteenth Regiment, 
New York \'olunteer Infantry, was commis- 
sioned captain and left for the front on the 
afternoon of his college commencement day. 
He participated in many important battles. 
He was at the siege of Port Hudson and was 
with Sheridan at Winchester. He took part 
in the battles of Cedar Creek and Fisher Hill. 
He was wounded three times and was captured 
at Cedar Creek while carrying dispatches. 
During much of his service he was judge ad- 
vocate of the first division of the Nineteenth 
Army Corps. He was mustered out with his 
command at the close of the war. He came 
home and began to study law at Hamilton. 
New York. In 1867 he was admitted to the 
bar at Binghamton, New York, and since that 
tim.e has been practicing continuously at Ham- 
ilton. He has served the town as justice of 
the peace. In politics he is a Republican. He 
was one of the founders of Brooks Post, 
Grand Army of the Republic, at Hamilton, 
and is a past commander. For a number of 
years he has been president of the One Hun- 
dred and Fourteenth Regimental Association. 

While in college he was elected to the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon and the Phi Beta Kappa, and 
he received from his alma mater the degree 
of Master of Arts. In religion he is a mem- 
ber of the Baptist church. 

He married, June, 1868, Marian Root, of 
East Hamilton, New York, daughter of Dr. 
Franklin and Emma (Sheldon) Root. Her 
father was a native of Vermont. Children 
of Captain and Mrs. Underbill ; Caroline W. ; 
Mary B.. married Dr. S. D. Lucas, of New 
York; Frank R., resides in Chicago; Gene- 
vieve L. 

This name is of Norse origin, and 
ROE came into Normandy with the Norse- 
men, where the spelling became Roo, 
Ron, Rous. Roux and Le Roux. One of the 
chiefs of William the Conqueror bore the 
name Rou. The name became common in 
England as a surname after the custom of 
bearing surnames was adopted, and the spell- 
ing has generally been Roe. The English 
Roes trace their ancestry to Turchil Rufus. 
or Le Roux, who came with the Conqueror 
and held lands in county Norfolk. The Earls 
of Stanbroke are of this family. The Irish 
Roe family is a branch of the English stock. 
In 1260 Donnel Roe was a chief of the Irish 
house of McCarthy. In 1384 the last of the 
C)'Conor kings of Connaught died, and the 
common inheritance was divided between 
the O'Conor Don and the O'Conor Roe. In 
1489 the Earldoms of Ossory and Ormond 
were held by a Roe. The family arms is de- 
scribed as follows in old records : "Roe. Bart. 
Suffs. On a mount rest, a roebuck statant, 
gardant, attired and hoofed ; between attires 
a quatre-foil gold. Motto: Tramitc Recta. 
(Without coronet, quatre-foil.)" "Roe: Ire. — 
.\ roebuck springing." Both on Norman shield. 
( I) John Roe (or Rowe as the name is also 
spelled) was the American immigrant. Al- 
though tradition says he came from Ireland, 
he was of the English religion and of Eng- 
lish ancestry, and settled in an English colony. 
Fie was born about 1628. He located in 
Drowned Meadow, now Port Jefiferson, New 
York, in 1667. He came to America, how- 
ever, as early as 1655, and was for a time at 
Southampton, Long Island. He was a shoe- 
maker by trade, and agreed to follow his 
trade there. In his will, dated 171 1, he calls 
himself cordwainer (shoemaker). To him 
was assigned a tract of land at the head of 



Brookhaven harbor. In 1797 there were but 
five houses in Brookhaven, and one of them 
was that built by Roe. He married Hannah 
Furrier, a native of England. Children : Na- 
thaniel, mentioned below ; John ; Elizabeth ; 
Hannah and Deborah. 

(H) Nathaniel, son of John Roe, was born 
in 1670, and died in 1752. He married Han- 
nah Reeve, born 1678, died August 16, 1759. 
Children : Nathaniel ; John, mentioned below ; 
Elizabeth ; Hannah and Deborah. 

(HI) John (2), son of Nathaniel Roe, mar- 
ried Joanna (Miller) Helme, of Miller's Place, 
Brookhaven. He and Nathaniel appear to 
have settled together in Orange county, New 
York. Children : John, mentioned below ; 
Jonas, settled in Orange county as early as 
1737, and had Nathaniel. William, Jonas, IBen- 
jamin, George and seven daughters. Perhaps 
other children. 

(IV) John (3), son of John (2) Roe, was 
born about 1730, and was killed in the French 
and Indian war near Lake Champlain, under 
General Abercrombie, probably at the attack 
on Ticonderoga. Children : Dr. Stephen, re- 
sided at East Broadway, New York City, and 
died in 1845 ; Benjamin, born September 25, 
1759, married Mary Ware : John, mentioned 
below ; Charles, drowned while a young man. 

(V) John (4), son of John (3) Roe, was 
born near Newburg, Orange county. New 
York, April 4, 1755, and died at Havana. New 
York, in 1831. He was a soldier in the revo- 
lution, in an Orange county regiment, paymas- 
ter and quartermaster. He owned the ground 
on which the battle of White Plains was 
fought. He lived at Plattskill, Dryden and 
Havana, New York. He married, in 18 12. 
Sarah Harris, born 1761, died at Elmira, New 
York. March 10, 1837. He lost all his prop- 
erties on account of Tory raids during the 
revolution. He went to Plattskill, Ulster 
county, after the revolution, and about 1812 
came to Dryden, Tompkins county. Late in 
life he was a pensioner on account of his 
service in the revolution. He died at the 
home of his son, Harris Roe, aged about sev- 
enty-seven. Children: i. Benjamin, born 
April 3. 1779. died unmarried, at Plattskill, 
Ulster county. 2. Elizabeth, May 4, 1781 ; 
married (first) Don McDonald; (second) 
William Phillips, and died at Newburg. 3. 
Harris, born May 10, 1783 ; married (second) 
Katherine Rowlington ; (third) Eunice Fox; 
he died at Dryden. 4. William, August 22, 

1785 ; died unmarried, in New York, aged 
about twenty-one. 5. Isaac, March 2, 1788, in 
Newburg; married, October 10, 1807, Hannah 
Drake, and died June 19, 1858, in Elmira. 

6. Sarah, January 27, 1791 ; married • 

,A.insworth, and died in New York. 7. 
Phabe, married John D. Terwilliger, and died 
at Dryden. 8. Martha Julia, July 5, 1799; 
married Joseph R. Miller, and died in Florida, 
in 1881. 9. John Charles, mentioned below. 
10. James, died in infancy. 

(\T) John Charles, son of John (4^ Roe, 
was born October 27, 1801, in New York City. 
He was a tailor by trade. He settled at El- 
mira. He was a director of the Elmira Me- 
chanics Society. He married, December 23, 
1830, at Somerstown. New York. Elizabeth 
Ann Reynolds, born September 29. 181 1. died 
January 27, 1882, daughter of Isaac and Jane 
(Dean) Reynolds, granddaughter of Solomon 
and Abby (Miller) Reynolds, great-grand- 
daughter of John and Rebecca (Randall) Rey- 
nolds. John Reynolds was an active patriot 
during the revolution, serving frequently as 
scout and on call. His home was on the 
road from New York to West Point. Chil- 
dren, born at Elmira: i. John Alilton, Sep- 
tember 29, 183 1, died October 6, 1866; mar- 
ried November 9, 1859, Laura B. Temple. 2. 
William Henry, February 28, 1834; died at 
Aurora, Illinois. August 26, 1865 ; married, 
May 15, 1859, Julia S. Buck. 3. Joseph Mil- 
ler. October 6, 1837: married, December 3, 
1879. Matilda Nichols. 4. Charles Fletcher, 
mentioned below. 

(VII) Charles Fletcher, son of John Charles 
Roe, was born at Elmira, September 25, 1844. 
He was educated in the public schools of his 
native town, and learned the trade of machin- 
ist there. He became a manufacturer in El- 
mira. He also conducted a commission gro- 
cery business. He is now retired from active 
business. In politics he is a Republican. He 
is a member of Ivy Lodge. Free Masons ; El- 
mira Chapter, Royal Arch ]\Iasons ; St. Omar 
Commandery, Knights Templar. He is a 
member of the Century Club of Elmira, New 
York. With his family he is a communicant 
of Grace Episcopal Church. Mr. Roe mar- 
ried. October 13, 1875, at Elmira. New York, 
Miriam Allen Lowman, born June 21, 1849, 
daughter of Lyman Levere and Prudence Al- 
len (Cassel) Lowman. Children, born at El- 
mira : I. Edward Lowman, January 29, 1878 ; 
with National Salesbook Company of Elmira ; 





married Anna Sophia Potter; child, Ruth 
EHzabeth, born Alarch i, 1895. 2. Elizabeth, 
April 8, 1880. 3. Lenna, September 24, 188 1 ; 
married Edgar Allen Thomas : with the Los 
Angeles Gas & Electric Corporation, Los An- 
geles, California. 4. John Charles, July 17. 
1887; engaged in the insurance business. 

Lyman L. Lowman, who was a farmer by 
occupation, was the second son of George 
Lowman, of Chemung, New York, and Lillis 
(Harrington) Lowman. George Lowman was 
the eldest son of Jacob Lowman, of iCliddle- 
town, Pennsylvania, and Hulda (Bosworth) 
Lowman, of Connecticut. Jacob Lowman was 
son of George Lowman, probably Ludwig 
George Lowman, the ancestor, who emigrated 
to America from Hesse, Prussia, settled in 
Middletown, Pennsylvania, and married Es- 
ther Maria King, sister of Jacob and Chris- 
tian King. Hulda (Bosworth) Lowman was 
daughter of David and INIindwell (Fitch) 
Bosworth, and granddaughter of David and 
Mary (Strong) Bosworth, who were married 
June 27, 1743. Prudence Allen (Cassel) Low- 
man was the daughter of John Cassel, born 
in Pennsylvania, November i, 1790, and his 
wife, Miriam (Allen) Cassel. John Cassel 
was son of Jacob Cassel, born August 15, 
1766. of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, later 
of York or Lancaster county, Pennsylvania ; 
he married for his first wife a Miss Desh. 
Jacob Cassel was son of the pioneer, born in 
1740, of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, who 
emigrated from Cassel or Kassel Hesse, a 
city of Nassau, Prussia. Miriam (Allen) 
Cassel was the daughter of William, born 
1754, and Lydia (Richards) Allen, born 1755, 
married June 24, 1776. This family was close- 
ly related to the family of Ethan Allen. They 
moved from Connecticut to Vermont, and 
later to Tioga. New York, where they died. 

(The Ballou Line"). 
The American families of Ballou are of 
Norman French descent. Their earliest an- 
cestor. Quinebond Balou, was, it is supposed, 
a marshal in the army of William the Con- 
queror, and fought in the battle of Hastings, 
1066. His descendants lived in the county of 
Sussex, England, until late in the fourteenth 
century, where they were extensive landholders, 
and held important governmental offices, both 
in church and state. Later many of them 
settled in other counties of England and Ire- 
land and held lar£re baronial estates there. 

In England and Ireland they have preserved 
an unbroken descent and titles for at least six 
hundred years, and in the county of Devon- 
shire they have long enjoyed distinguished 
heritage and honors. The name has been 
variously spelled Belou, Ballowe, Belloue, Bel- 
lew, but at present is usually written Ballou. 

(I) Maturin Ballou, immigrant ancestor, 
was born in the county of Devonshire, Eng- 
land, between 1610 and 1620, and came to 
America previous to 1645, the exact date and 
place of landing being unknown. He is first 
mentioned as a co-proprietor of the Provi- 
dence plantations in the colony of Rhode 
Island, January 19, 1646-47. He was admit- 
ted a freeman of Providence, May 18, 1658, 
together with Robert Pike, who became his 
father-in-law, and with wliom he was inti- 
mately associated all his life. Their home lots 
stood adjacent, in the north part of the town 
of Providence, as originally settled. Various 
parcels of land are recorded to have been 
subsequently assigned to him, but nothing defi- 
nite concerning his character and standing has 
come down. He died between February 24, 
1661, when he had land assigned to him, and 
January 31, 1663. His wife was Hannah, 
daughter of Robert and Catherine Pike, whom 
he married between 1646 and 1649, pi'obably 
in Providence, Rhode Island. She died at the 
age of eighty-eight years. Children, born in 
Providence: John, 1650; James, mentioned 
below; Peter, 1654; Hannah, 1656; Nathaniel, 
died in early manhood; Samuel, 1660, drowned 
June ID, 1669. 

(II) James, son of Maturin Ballou, was 
born in 1652, in Providence. He married, 
July 23, 1683, Susanna, daughter of Valentine 
and Mary Whitman, born February 28, 1658. 
in Providence, died probably in 1725. Soon 
after his marriage, he settled in Loquasquis- 
suck, originally a part of Providence, now 
Lincoln. It is supposed that he began prepar- 
ations to settle there some time before, and 
his original log house was erected in 1685. 
His second home, a framed house, stood near 
the same site, and the well still remains. Oc- 
tober 22, 1707, his mother and sister Han- 
nah deeded to him all the property which had 
come to them from his father, and this, with 
his own inheritance of lands from his father, 
made him the owner of several hundred acres, 
together with his own homestead. To this he 
added other tracts by purchase until he be- 
came the owner of about a thousand acres. 



His most important acquisitions were in what 
was then Dedham and Wrentham, most of 
which became the north section of Cumber- 
land, Rhode Island. His first purchase in 
this locality was made early in 1690, the 
grantor being William Avery, of Dedham. In 
1706 he added to this enough to make several 
farms, which he afterwards conveyed to his 
three sons, James, Nathaniel and Obadiah. 
This division was made April 11, 1713. In 
July, 1726, he made a gift deed to his youngest 
son,Nehemiah,of lands situated in Gloucester, 
Rhode Island, and at the same time gave to 
Samuel his home farm. His will was made 
April 20, 1734, and in 1741 he appears to 
have made other arrangements of his affairs, 
in relation to his personal estate, which he 
distributed among his children. The exact 
date of his death is not known, but it is sup- 
posed to have been soon after the settlement 
of his aft'airs. He was a man of superior 
ability, enterprise and judgment. Children: 
James, born November i, 1684: Nathaniel, 
April 9, 1687 ; Obadiah, mentioned below : 
Samuel, January 23, 1692-93; Susanna, Janu- 
ary 3, 1693-94; Bathsheba, February 15, 1698; 
Nehemiah, January 20, 1702. 

(Ill) Obadiah. son of James Ballou, was 
born September 6, 1689, in Providence. He 
married (first), January 5, 1717-18, Damaris. 
daughter of John and Sara (Aldrich) Bart- 
lett. He married (second), December 26, 
1740, Sarah (Whipple) Salisbury, widow of 
Jonathan Salisbury, and daughter of Israel 
Whipple, son of David, son of Captain John 
\Miipple, of Cumberland. She was born De- 
cember 26, 1701, in Cumberland. In July, 
1726, he had received from his father a gift 
deed of land in Gloucester, and later a supple- 
mentary deed, which conveyed to him ten 
acres, and included the famous Iron Rock Hill. 
February 23, 1749-50, he made a gift deed of 
this section of his homestead to his son Abner, 
together with other land. He reserved, how- 
ever, a half acre of the hill for a burying 
ground for himself, his friends and neighbors. 
His house stood on the east side of the road, 
nearly opposite Iron Rock Hill, and remained 
until 1817. He disposed of his estate partly 
by gift deeds and partly by will. His will 
w-as made September 18, 1763, and he died 
October 12, 1768. Children, born in Wren- 
tham, afterwards Cumberland, Massachusetts: 
Ezekiel, January 5, 1718-19; Susanna, Decem- 
ber 7. 1720; Daniel, December 7, 1722: Rev. 

Abner. October 28, 1725 ; Anna, December 20, 
1727 ; Obadiah, mentioned below ; Esther, Au- 
gust 24, 1733 : Aaron, March 2, 1738, died 

f I\' ) Obadiah (2), son of Obadiah (i) 
Ballou, was born in Wrentham, September 29, 
1730. He married (first). May 3, 1753, Mar- 
tha Smith. He married (second), in Cumber- 
land, Ann Fairfield. He was endowed by his 
father either with land or with means to pur- 
chase ,a farm, and settled in that part of 
Gloucester, Rhode Island, afterwards incorpo- 
rated as Burrillville. After his second mar- 
riage he removed to Thurman, Warren county, 
New York, but later returned to Burrillville, 
where he died. Children of first wife, born in 
Burrillville: Cynthia, November 7, 1758; 
Isaac, August 17, 1765; Paulina, May 17, 
1768. died at seventeen years of age; Phebe, 
mentioned below ; Lydia, February zj, 1774, 

married Wilkinson ; Esther, April 10, 

1777, married ]\Iowry. 

(\') Phebe, daughter of Obadiah (2) Bal- 
lou, was born at Gloucester, now^ Burrillville, 
Rhode Island, October 11, 1770. She married 
Preserved Harrington, of Providence. After- 
ward, having lost his wealth, he removed with 
his family to Vermont. In 1816 he settled in 
Chemung county, New York. He died there 
in middle life. His widow died at her home 
in Chemung. November 2, 1865, aged ninety- 
five years and nineteen days. Her mental 
gifts were remarkable as well as the physical 
endowments attested by her great age. She 
was a devout Methodist and a profound 
thinker. She was a child when the nation was 
born and she lived to the close of the great 
civil war, in which she gave her voice and 
influence to encourage the vokmteers for the 
Union. Her death was hastened by, if not 
inmnediately due to, severe injuries received in 
a fall. Her daughter Lillis married George 

Isaac H. r)wen lived in Orange 
OWEN county. New York, where he died 
about 1805 or 1806. He married 
Abigail, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel 
Henry Wisner, of Orange county. New York, 
militia in revolution, and his wife, Susan- 
nah Goldsmith ; he was son of Captain John 
Wisner, of Orange county, who also was in 
the New York militia in the revolution ; Cap- 
tain John was son of Hendrick \\'isner and 
Mary Shaw, and Hendrick was son of Jo- 



hannes Weesner and Elizabeth Hendrick, who 
came to America from Switzerland about 17 14, 
and settled in (Jrange county. They had a 
son. Henry W isner Owen, mentioned below, 
and a daughter who married Gabriel Houston. 

(H) Henry W'isner. son of Isaac H. Owen, 
was botn in 1801, in Orange county, and died 
in Elmira, New York, in 1883. He married 
Erminda Oldfield, who was born in i8o6, and 
died in Elmira in 1893, daughter of Jesse and 
Sally (Owen) Oldfield. 

(IH) Jesse Owen, only son of Henry Wis- 
ner Owen, was born at Warwick, Orange 
county, New York, in 1826, and died in El- 
mira, New York, March 10, 1900. He owned 
three valuable farms. He was one of the 
three commissioners appointed to build the 
suspension bridge over the Chemung river at 
Chemung, New York. He was an officer of 
tlie New York State Fair at Elmira, and also 
of the Chemung County Fair. He moved to 
Chemung, March 11, 1863, where, with his 
father, he bought the "Minniedale" farm, as 
well as a large lumber tract. Here they en- 
.gaged for many years in the farming and lum- 
bering business. He and his son James H. 
owned the "Minniedale" farm and carried on 
Initter dairying for special New York trade 
on a large scale. General Sullivan, on his 
memorable march through the Chemung valley 
in 1779, destroyed 175 acres of corn on this 
farm. A few of the barn holes where the 
Indians buried their grain are still visible. 
One of the council-houses of the Six Nations 
was near the situation of the large barn, 
a part of which was built by Captain Dan- 
iel McDowell before the Indians left, forty- 
two of whom assisted him in the raising. 
Also on this farm is the famous spring where 
Captain McDowell and his Indian captors 
halted to rest, when he was on his way as a 
prisoner to Niagara. Jesse Owen married 
Emily Board, September 26, 1848 (see Board). 
Children: i. James Henry, mentioned below. 
2. Mary Emily, born 1852, died 1874: married 
Robert Steven, manager of the Bank of North 
.\merica in Chicago. 3. ^Minnie, born 1854. 
died in i860. 4. Minnie Wadsworth, born 
about i860 : married William H. Frost, died 
1902: children: Robert and Emily. 

( I\') James Henry, son of Jesse Owen, was 
born November 2^. 1849, in Warwick, Orange 
county. New York. He married (first), Octo- 
ber 25, 1875. Marguerite M. Grey, born Feb- 
ruary 4. 1856. in Port Elgin, Canada, died Sep- 

tember 9, 1896, daughter of George and Mary 
G. (Glendening) Grey of Port Elgin. He 
married (second), January 3, 1900, Leonora 
L. Lory (Mrs. Owen assumed her mother's 
name. Lory), of Apalachin, New York, born 
February i, 1880, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Catherine (Lory) Travis. Children by first 
wife: Grey, born May 17, 1877; Mary, born 
December, 1879, died January 10, 1888! 

(V) (^rey, son of James Henry Owen, was 
born May 17, 1877. He married, September, 
1908, Marguerite Gere, of Chemung, New 
York, daughter of Dr. Charles S. and Lorna 
( Snell ) Gere. Children : Breezie, May, 1909 ; 
Mary, 1910. 

(The Board Line). 
(I) Cornelius Board, the immigrant ances- 
tor, came from Sussex, Englanrl. or Wales, 
with his wife Elizabeth, and two sons, James 
and David, in 1730. He settled first at Bloom- 
field, Essex county, New Jerse}-, and later at 
Boardville, Pompton township, Passaic county, 
New Jersey. He was a civil engineer and sur- 
veyor. He was to search for copper in north- 
ern New Jersey and southern New York for 
Alexander, Lord Stirling. He traveled up the 
Ramapo Valley and found a great quantity of 
iron on one of the head waters of the Ramapo 
creek. He named the place Stirling after 
Lord Stirling, and built a forge there between 
1730 and 1736, where he made the first iron 
in that part of the country, and the works 
founded by him later made iron for cannon 
and balls used in the revolution, and also for 
the great chain stretched across the Hudson 
at West Point. At Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 
is a record dated August 17, 1732, showing 
that Cornelius Board bought one hundred and 
fifty acres of land "at the little falls of Pi- 
sack." In 1732 he bought one hundred and 
fifty-seven acres, half a mile along the Pas- 
saic river at Little Falls, evidently for an iron 
industry, and in 1737 he bought several tracts 
along the Wanaque and Ringwood rivers, 
also evidently for iron and water power. He 
and his sons owned about 1,500 acres in the 
Pompton valley. In his will, dated January 
29, 1745, his son Joseph was made sole execu- 
tor, and he left property at Ringwood, Ber- 
gen county. New Jersey, to be divided among 
his three sons, also providing generously for 
his wife ; after all debts were paid, the re- 
mainder was to be divided between his four 
daughters. He died in 1745, in Bergen county, 
New Jersey. Boardville is now Erskine, New 



Jersey. Children : James, mentioned below ; 
David, born 1727, in England; Joseph, born 
1736, in Essex county. New Jersey ; Elizabeth ; 
Eleanor, married John Banta ; Susanna ; Jane, 
married Poules Rutan ; Sarah ; Martha, mar- 
ried Thomas Beach. 

(II) James, son of Cornelius Board, was 
born in England, in 1720, and came to Amer- 
ica in 1730 with his father, settling in Ring- 
wood, Passaic county, New Jersey, where they 
managed the iron works. During the war of 
the revolution his house was the stopping 
place for officers anl soldiers of the Continen- 
tal army. His will was dated September 18. 
1803, and proved December 13, 1803. In 1779 
and 1784 he was commissioner to sell confis- 
cated property in Bergen county. New Jersey. 
On May 23, 1755, he signed an article includ- 
ing an "Abjuration of the Papacy." He died 
in 1803. He married Jane (Ann?), daughter 
of Captain Philip and Hester (Kingsland) 
Schuyler ; Captain Schuyler was son of Arent 
Schu3'ler, and Hester was daughter of Isaac 
Kingsland, of New Barbadoes Neck, Bergen 
county. New Jersey. Jane Schuyler was born 
October 6, 1728, and died iMarch 31, 1816. 
Children: Cornelius, born February 21, 1762; 
Philip : James, mentioned below ; John, died 
December 21. 1792; Elizabeth, married Henry 
Post: Peter A.; Hester, born 1765; Nancy 
(Ann?), 1767. 

(III) James (2), son of James (i) Board, 
was born at Ringwood. New Jersey, in 1763. 
Soon after the revolution, before his marriage, 
he and his brother Cornelius moved to Ches- 
ter, then Goshen, Orange county. New York, 
where they purchased about 3,000 acres of 
land in Sugar Loaf Valley. There he mar- 
ried Nancy, daughter of Captain Phineas 
Heard by his first wife, Mary. Nancy Heard 
was born in 1772. James Board returned to 
Ringwood. where he died in October, 1801. 
His widow married (second), Isaac Kings- 
land, by whom she had six children, and she 
died at Boonton, New Jersey. On October 27, 
1801, Nancy and Cornelius Board and William 
Colfax were appointed guardians of James 
Board's children. Children: Polly (or Mary), 
minor in 1801, married James Howell; Ann, 
married John Romine ; Hester, married Hil- 
bert Lawrence: Eliza J. (or Elizabeth), mar- 
ried James Jackson ; John H., married Axie 
Flippan ; James J., mentioned below. 

(IV) Major James J. Board, son of James 
(2) Board, was born at Ringwood, New Jer- 

sey, March 30, 1802. His father died before 
his birth, and he lived with his uncle, Cor- 
nelius Board. When he was sixteen years of 
age he went to Washingtonville, Orange 
county. New York, to learn the tanning and 
currying business with Moses Ely, and there 
remained until he was of age. He then 
bought 140 acres of land near his uncle's 
home, where he lived until 1850, being a 
farmer and dealing much in cattle. For fif- 
teen years he supplied West Point with meat. 
In 1849 he was put in charge of the Yelver- 
ton estate at Chester, moving there in 1850 
and engaging in mercantile business, freight- 
ing produce to New York until 1874, when he 
retired from active business. In 1842 he was 
on the building committee of the Chester 
Academy, and as long as the building was 
used as an academy he was on the board of 
trustees. He sold the ground for the Pres- 
byterian church at Chester from a part of the 
Yelverton estate. He was frequently adminis- 
trator and executor of estates, and had a high 
business reputation. He was a quiet man, not 
seeking any public offices, preferring the life 
of a business man. He married, in December, 
1822. Huldah, daughter of Captain William 
and Susan (Tuthill) Hudson, of Blooming 
Grove, Orange county. New York. She was 
born July 25, 1801. He was a major in the 
militia. He and his wife were members of 
the Presbyterian Church at Chester. He died 
Alarch 5, 1894. Children: Mary, born 1822; 
Jonathan Hudson, 1823: Susan. 1825; Emily, 
1830, married Jesse Owen (see Owen) ; Nancy 
K.: 1835. 

Richard Manning, ancestor 
MANNING of the American family which 

settled at Salem and Ipswich, 
Massachusetts, was baptized in 1622, in St. 
Patrick's parish, Dartmouth. Devonshire, 
England. He resided and according to the 
family history, died there. His children with 
one exception came to Massachusetts. He 
married Anstice Calley. Seventeen years 
after her son Nicholas came to New England, 
the widow Anstice and five younger children 
joined him, coming in 1679 in the ship "Han- 
nah and Elizabeth" to Salem. Nicholas Man- 
ning was "undertaker" of the ship, meaning 
one who chartered the vessel. He had a law- 
suit with Dr. John Barton, the ship's doctor, 
in whose bill mention is made of treatment of 
the "broken shin" of Joseph Alanning. of 



whom nothing further is known. But Joseph 
was a family name, but it does not appear on 
the passenger list. The family resided at 
Salem for a time, and four of the children 
settled there. The record of death of the 
widow has not been found. Children, born 
at Dartmouth, England : Nicholas, mentioned 
below; Richard, June 22, 1646; Anstice, Jan- 
uary 8, 1650-51, married James Fowling: 
Margaret, October 9, 1657; Jacob, December 
25, 1660; Thomas, February 11, 1664-5: Sa- 
rah, August 28, 1667. 

(II) Captain Xicholas Manning, son of 
Richard [Manning, was born June 2t,. 1644, 
at Dartmouth, England. He was the first of 
the family to come to this country. He was 
a gunsmith by trade and he followed his trade 
all his active life. He was a prominent citi- 
zen. During King Fhilip"s war he was cap- 
tain of a companv in the service. He was 
selectman of Salem, justice of the peace, col- 
lector, judge of the inferior court in Maine. 
He was in Salem as early as October 3, 1662, 
when he witnessed a deed of trust : juror in 
1666, and constable in 1674. In 1677 '^^ ^'^s 
placed in command of an armed vessel to 
protect fishermen from the Indians. Soon 
afterward he went to New York. In 1684 he 
was at Sheepscot, Maine, now New Castle, 
then under government of New York. He 
was appointed captain of the militia there, 
and in 1686 was marshal of Falmouth, now 
Portland, Maine. He was justice of the peace, 
sub-collector, surveyor, and searcher of cus- 
toms and excise. ?Ie married (second) Mary,- 
daughter of John Mason, of New Dartmoutli. 
Mr. Mason bought a large tract of land of the 
Indians, and he and Manning owned about 
12,000 acres. Manning was appointed judge 
of the inferior court of Maine, July 11, 1688, 
then called County Cornwall. New York. 
When Governor Andros was deposed. Man- 
ning, as a king's officer, was imprisoned also. 
He was released under bonds, but apparently 
was never tried. He served in the Indian 
troubles in 1687 in Maine, but the town was 
burned and for thirty years abandoned. He 
was one of the signers of the treaty with the 
Indians, August 11, 1693. Rut he resided in 
Boston from 1691 to 1696, when he was a 
tavern keeper. .-Kbout 1701 he removed to 
New York and lived on Staten Island. He 
sold several lots of land at Salem to his 
brother. Jacob Manning, June 30. 1709. and 
he was still living there December 4, 1711), 

when with wife Mary he sold to his son John 
of Boston certain rights in New Dartn'outh 
lands (York deeds xii, 184; and xx. 163). 
In 1721 a letter was written liy him to his 
son. When, and where he died is not known. 
His first wife, Elizabeth, widow of Robert 
Gray, he married June 23, 1663. The author 
of the "Manning Genealogy" made a most 
thorough search for the children of Nicholas 
Manning, but found but one son who reached 
maturity — John, of whom he was certain. 
Whether John had children who perpetuated 
his name was not discovered either. A Thom- 
as Manning, of Moreland county, Peimsyl- 
vania, descendant of Nicholas, appears from 
his claiming lands of Mason at Sheei^scot, 
mentioned above. In 1783 Nathaniel Fitz- 
Randolph wrote a letter from Princeton, New 
Jersey, offering for sale his title to the Sheep- 
scot lands of Manning. Children : Thomas, 
born May 2, 1664, died young: Nicholas, born 
September 15, 1665, died June 16, 1667: Mar- 
garet, born February 25, 1667. died young: 
John, born May 28, 1668. Probably other 

(I\') Jose]ih Manning, of Minisink, C)r- 
ange county, .New York, a descendant of 
Nicholas Manning, probably a grandson, was 
born about 1740. The names of other families 
descended from Richard ( i ) are almost iden- 
tical with those of his children. The rec- 
ords in New York state are so fragmentary 
that it has not been possible to give the pre- 
ceding generations fully. It should be men- 
tioned also that Jeffrey Manning, who was 
at Piscataway, New Jersey, as early as 1676, 
was closely related to Nicholas Manning, as 
shown by deeds relating to the property in 
Maine. In 1790 there were three heads of 
family named Manm'n" at Minisink. This 
Joseph Manning had four sons under six- 
teen and three females: his son Joseph had 
himself an<l wife, and John, another son, had 
two sons under sixteen and one female in 

his familw Joseph married .Marp-aret . 

Children: John (who may have been named 
for his grandfather), born 176:;, died 1813; 
-Amy, born 1764: Joseph, 1766: Margaret. 
1770, married Stephen Amsbury ; Sarah, 1772, 
married James I-'inch : Isaac, 177-I : Richard, 
1776: X^'alter, mentioned below: Katv. 1780: 
P)enjamin. born 1783. died October 6, 1825. 

(V) Walter, son of Joseph Manning, was 
born at Minisink, Orange countv. New York, 
1779, and died in that county. August 22, 



1854. He married Poll)- . who vvas 

born in Orange county. 1784, and died No- 
vember 29, 1863. Children, born in Minisink 
or vicinity: i. Polly, July 20, 1802, died 
January 12, 1829. 2. Elizabeth, 1804; died 
"February 17, 1841. 3. Jane, October 6. 1806: 
died December 31, 1891. 4. Parker. July 7, 
1808, died February 24. 1893. 5, ?\Iarilda, 
August 12, 1810: died November 9, 1853. 6. 
John P., mentioned below. 7. Hiram, October 
5, 1815; died June 5, 1877. 8. Coe, June 25. 
1818 ; died April 9, 1893. 9. Katurah. June 
25. 1820; died July 25, 1887. 10. Caroline. 
June 9, 1822: died June 13, 1887. 11. Ben- 
jamin, May 19, 1827; died June 9. 1854. 

(\T) John P., son of Walter Manning, was 
born in Minisink or vicinity. Orange county. 
New York. February 17, 181 3, and died in 
the town of Chemung, Chennng county. New 
York. April 15. 1874. He was educated in 
the common schools, and learned the trade of 
cooper. In 1850 he removed to Chemung. 
and afterward followed farming there. He 
married Mary Blizzard, who was born in 
Orange county, August 31. 1817, and died 
at Chemung. New York, August 19. 1872. 
daughter of John and Winnifred Blizzard. 
Children: i. Jane, born March 22, 1838; died 
in North Chemung, New York, in 1868; mar- 
ried Samuel Elston. 2. Sarah, born Novem- 
ber 3, 1840; died in Chemung, in 1890: mar- 
ried William Joslyn. 3. Morgan S.. men- 
tioned below. 4. Delia A., born October 31. 
1848: died July 29, 1897. in Chemung: mar- 
ried Silas Bevier. 5. Winifred, born Decem- 
ber 6, 1850; married W'illiam Swain, of Che- 

(\' n ) Morgan Stoddard, son of John P. 
Manning, was born in Greenville. Orange 
county. New York, March 17, 1844. He came 
to Chemung with his parents when he was 
six years old, and attended the district schools 
there. He followed farming until 1905. when 
he came to the village of Chemung to live. 
Since then he has lived there in retirement. 
He has taken an active part in public life. 
and was supervisor of the town of Chemung 
for four years. He was internal revenue col- 
lector at Elmira for four years during the 
administration of President Cleveland. In 
politics he is a Democrat. He is a member 
of Lodge No. 407, of Free Masons, of Wav- 
erly; of Cayuta Chapter. No. 245, Roval .Arch 
Ma.sons; of St. Omer Commandery. Knights 
Templar, of Elmira : of Katurah Temple. Mvs- 

tic Shrine, of Binghamton ; and of the Cash- 
mere Grotto, No. II. He attends the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church. 

He married ( first ) January 16. 1876. Flor- 
ence Raymond, died November 29, 1884. 
daughter of Isaac and Eliza (Swartwood) 
Raymond. He married (second), January 12. 
1886, Harriet W'ilson, of Chemung, daughter 
of Robert and Marion Wilson. They have 
no children. 

This form of spelling is 
WHITMORE chiefly used in England 
and by many of the de- 
scendants in this country. Others employ the 
form Whittemore. and by some descendants 
the name is spelled \\'etmore. It has been 
traced back in England to the twelfth century, 
as the result of research made by T. J. Whitte- 
more, chief engineer of the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Louis railroad. This labor em- 
ployed several years at considerable expense 
and infinite pains to secure accuracy. The 
name has been conspicuous in this country 
through public service and high private char- 
acter of many who bore and bear it. 

( I ) The Whitmores of Staflfordshire. Eng- 
land, were originally termed de Botrel. The 
name of the father of William de Botrel and 
his brother, Peter de Botrel, is unknown. 
William had a son W'illiam. 

( II ) Peter de Botrel. of Staffordshire, had 
a son Radulph or Ralph. 

(HI) Ralph de Botrel married twice. His 
son William by the first wife married Avisa 
de Whitmore. William (IV) had a son Reg- 
inald (\') who had a son Robert (VI), who 
had a son Robert (\TI). This is not the 
American line. That descends from the sec- 
ond wife, by her son Ralph de Botrel and not 
by Rad Fitz Wetmore, an illegitimate son. 
Rad had a son Will le Burgvyllon. 

{l\') Ralph de Botrel had a son. Sir John. 

(V) Sir John de Whitmore married .Agnes 

and had at least three sons; John. 

Lord of Whitmore, founder of what the gen- 
ealogists call'the Caunton line; W^illiam, mar- 
ried Alice Fenners, had son Philip (VII), 
founded what is called the Claverlv branch ; 

{\ I) John (2) W'hitmore, son of Sir John 
( I ) de Whitmore, married Margerie . 

(\"II) Richard, son of John (2) Whitmore. 
married Susannah, daughter of Sir Philip 
Draycote, of Painesley. Knight, and had : Jane, 



married John Blunt ; Mary, married John Gif- 
ford; Beatrix, married John Chetwind ; Chris- 
tina, who married Richard Fleetwood ; and 

(VIII) Phihp, son of Richard Whitmore, 
married Thomasine, daughter of Richard OH- 
ver, and had a son Richard. 

(IX) Richard (2), son of Philip Whitmore, 
married (first) a daughter of Sir Ralph Ba- 
got; married (second) a daughter of Richard 
Deveraux; married (third) a daughter of Si- 
mon Harcourt, probably of Ellenhall, Staf- 
fordshire, and by his third wife had son Nich- 

(X) Nicholas, son of Richard (2) Whit- 
more, married Annie, daughter of Thomas 
Aston, of Tixall, Staffordshire, and had : 
Mary, married William Lusone ; Anthony. 

(XI) Anthony, son of Nicholas Whitmore, 
married Christina, daughter and heir of Nich- 
olas Vaux, and had: Joan, William. 

(XII) William, son of Anthony Whitmore, 
had a son John. 

(XIII) John (3), second .son of William 
Whitmore, in the reign of Henry VI., married 
(first) Alice, daughter and heir of Robert 
Blyton, of Caunton, county Notts ; married 
(second) Katherine, daughter and heir, of 
Robert Compton, of Hawton (Visitation of 
York, 1563), and had: William: Robert, who 
was the heir. 

(XIV) Robert, son of John (3) Whitmore, 
of Caunton, married (first) Catherine, daugh- 
ter of George Claye, of Finningly, countv 
Notts (Visitation of Yorkshire) and had son 
William, the heir, who married a daughter of 
John Ridley. William, of Rottenham, died in 
1568. Robert Whitmore married (second) 
Alice Atwoode, of Harlington, Bedfordshire. 
He died at Caunton in 1540. By this mar- 
riage the children were : Richard, died with- 
out issue, 1559; John, living in 1545: Charles 
died 1568; Thomas, living in 1559; Rowland, 
living in 1591 ; James, Randall, and three 
daughters. Thomas Whitmore, of Hitchin, 
was the son of Edmund, or Rowland, son of 
Robert. Hitchin is the parish where the immi- 
grant, Thomas Whitmore, was born, and he 
was the son of another Thomas Whitmore, as 
will be seen later. 

(XV) Charles, .son of Robert Whitmore, 
died in 1568. He lived in Tuxforth, county 
Notts. His children were : William, died 
1582, in county Notts: John, supposed to have 
lived in Stafifordshire and died 1571 : Robert, 

died 1608; Richard, died 1578; James, died 
1614; Thomas, the elder, died 1649; Roger, of 
Hitchin ; Christopher, of county Bedford, died 
1640 ; four daughters and a posthumous child 
supposed to be George. Three of the sons 
spelled the name Whittamore, three spelled it 
Watmore, and one Whitmore, the spelling that 
has prevailed in England. 

(XVI) Thomas, son of Charles Whitmore, 
lived in Hitchin, county of Hertford, Eng- 
land. He had wife Mary. His two sons 
immigrated to New England ; Thomas to Mai- 
den, Massachusetts, and John to Stamford, 
Connecticut. Thomas, of Maiden, is the an- 
cestor of most of the American Whittemores. 
John Whitmore, of Stamford, had a daughter 
Elizabeth and son John Whitmore, who was 
of age in 1649, hved at Stamford and Mid- 
dletown, Connecticut. 

(The American Line). 

(I) Thomas (2) Whittemore (as the name 
appears in the records of Cambridge, Water- 
town and other Massachusetts neighborhoods) 
was born at Hitchin and came to New Eng- 
land in 1639 or 1640. He had a child born 
in England in the first named year, and in 
the latter year he signed a petition at Charles- 
town, Massachusetts. He soon removed to 
the "Mystick Side," later known as Maiden, 
in that part of the town which is now Ever- 
ett. He bought land of John Cotton in 1645 
which adjoined his home lot and is now in 
the city of Everett, and continued in the fam- 
ily until May i, 1845, ^ period of two hun- 
dred years. The site of his first dwelling 
house is known. He died there May 25, 1661, 
and his will was proved one month later. He 
was thrice married, but the name of his first 
wife is unknown. He married (second), 
April 14, 1623, in England, Sarah Deardes, 
who was buried November 17, 1628. His 
third wife, Hannah, was born 1612, and after 
his death married (second) June 3, 1663,, 
Benjamin Butterfield. of Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts, and was still living in 1680. His first 
child, Thomas, received his portion of his 
father's estate in England and there remained. 
He subsequently gave the same name to an- 
other son in this country. Children : Sarah, 
Mary, Thomas, Daniel, John, died young ; 
Nathaniel, John (all born in England), Eliza- 
beth. Benjamin. Thomas, Samuel. Pelatiah, 
Abraham. The first, baptized .\pril 14. 1616, 
was a child of the first wife. There were two 


of the second and the others were children 
of the third wife. 

(11) Daniel, second son of Thomas (2) and 
eldest child of his second wife, Sarah (Dear- 
des) Whittemore. was born July 31, 1633, 
in Hitchin, died May 11, 1683, on the pater- 
nal homestead on "Mystick Side" which he 
inherited, and bequeathed to his sons, Dan- 
iel and John. His will was nuncupative, and 
was not" proved until nearly two years after 
his death, and his widow was made adminis- 
tratrix. He married, March 7, 1662, :\Iary, 
daughter of Richard Mellins, of Charlestown. 
She died May 11, 1683. Richard Mellins re- 
moved from Charlestown to Weymouth, 
Massachusetts, where he was admitted a free- 
man, September.7, 1639. Daniel Whittemore's 
children: I. Daniel born April 27, 1663: re- 
sided in Charlestown and Maiden; died Sep- 
tember 21, 1756, and left his homestead to 
his son Daniel. 2. John, mentioned below. 3. 
Thomas, March 5," 1667. 4. Mary, February 
15, 1669. 5. Nathaniel, FelDruary 7, 1670. 

(IH) John, second son of Daniel and Mary 
(Mellins) Whittemore, was born February 12, 
1665, died in ]\lalden, 1730. His whole es- 
tate was valued at five hundred and three 
pounds and his widow, Ruth, was appointed 
administratrix, .-Kpril 3, of that year. He mar- 
ried, in 1692, Ruth, daughter of Joseph and 
JMartha (Hobart) Bassett, of Bridgewater, 
Massachusetts. Joseph Bassett was a son of 
William Bassett, and came over in the ship 
"Fortune" in 1621, lived in Dvixbury, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1637, and was deputy to the gen- 
eral court in 1640-41-42-43-44. He joined 
Governor Bradford and others in the pur- 
chase of Dartmouth, ]\Iassachusetts, and re- 
moved to Bridgewater, where he died in 1667. 
Children of John Whittemore: i. John, men- 
tioned below. 2. Jeremiah, born in 1695, in 
Maiden ; lived in Weston and died in Con- 
cord, Massachusetts. 3. Benjamin, married 
.Sarah Kendall. 4. Patience, married Timothy 
Lamson. 5. David, April 6, 1706: resided in 
Boston. 6. Deborah, March i, 1708. 7! Pela- 
tiah, October 30, 1710: resided in Dunstable. 
(IV) John (2) Whitmore, eldest son of 
John (i) and Ruth (Bassett) Whittemore, 
was born September 12, 1694, in Maiden, and 
settled in Leicester, Massachusetts, before 
1730. He was a farmer there, and was dea- 
con of the church in 1735. His wife bore 
the name of Rebekah. and their children were : 
John, born .August 26, 1721 : Nathan, .'\ugust 

6, 1723; Rebecca, May 23, 1725; Phebe, Oc- 
tober 26, 1727 ; Nathaniel, September 22, 1732 ; 
James, mentioned below. 

(V) Lieutenant James Whitmore, youngest 
child of John (2) and Rebekah Whitmore, 
was born December 16, 1734, in Leicester, 
where he died in 181 1, in his seventy-seventh 
year. He married, in that town, December 
3, 1761, Dorothy Green. Children: James, 
born October 31, 1762; Phebe, April 9, 1765; 
married Samuel Waite ; Dolly, June 6, 1767, 
died unmarried ; Samuel, mentioned below ; 
Katie, January i, 1772. died unmarried : Clark, 
December 25, 1776, resided in Worcester; 
John, resided in Ohio ; Joseph, February 9, 
1786, died 1859, in Leicester. 

(\T) Samuel, second son of Lieutenant 
James and Dorothy (Green) Whitmore, was 
born September 15, 1769 (family records say 
September 24) in Leicester, and settled early 
in life in Columbus, Chenango county. New 
York, where he was a farmer. Having lost a 
leg, he was employed many years keeping a 
toll gate. He married there. ^larch 2. 171)1, 
Anna Blackman. 

(\'ll) Luther W., only son of Samuel and 
Anna (Blackman) Whitmore, was born Octo- 
ber 23, 1792, in Columbus, where he passed 
his life, being a successful farmer and large 
landholder. On retiring from active life he 
removed to the village of Columbus, and died 
there. He was well educated for his time, 
and taught school when a young man. He 
married, March 17, 1822, Elsie Perkins, and 
they had children as follows: i. Samuel Per- 
kins, born October 19, 1823, married and had 
three sons. 2. Daniel Edwin, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Ann Fidelia, married Nicholas Richer, 
now living in Columbus, has one son, L L. 
Richer, of New Berlin. 4. Augustus Caesar, 
born February 19, 1829: no heirs. 5. John 
Lewis, born August 29, 1830; married and 
has two daughters in Wabasha, Minnesota. 
6. George Byron, born June 29, 1834; for- 
merly in" business at No. 89-91 Warren street. 
New York ; married and has one daughter, 7. 
Henry Irving, born August 17, 1836. 8. Lee 
Hamilton, May 3, 1840; married and has three 
sons. 9. Alice Jane, born September 18, 

1843. " . . T 

(VIII) Daniel Edwm. second son ot Lu- 
ther W. and Elsie (Perkins) Whitmore, was 
born January 6, 1825, in Columbus. He re- 
ceived his primary education in the local 
schools. He graduated at the State Normal 



College, Albany, in 1846, and during the 
greater part of his early life was engaged in 
teaching. For some time he was employed 
at Homer Academy, after which he was prin- 
cipal of schools at Canandaigua and at Mara- 
thon, New York. He was one of the organ- 
izers of the First National. Bank at Mara- 
thon and of the Cortland Savings Bank. For 
fifteen years he was school commissioner of 
Cortland county, longer than any other man 
that ever held that office in the state, and also 
filled other important educational positions, 
including that of president of the board of 
education at Marathon and of the Marathon 
Union School and Academy. He was super- 
intendent of the Presbyterian Sunday school 
of ^Marathon for more than seventeen years, 
and was very active in the support and man- 
agement of the church. In the absence of 
the pastor he often read sermons from the 
pulpit. As representative of the Peck estate 
he was trustee of the fund employed in es- 
tablishing the public library at Marathon. 
He was three years supervisor and chairman 
of the county board : for many years tilled 
the office of justice of the peace, and in 1875 
was a member of the state legislature ; politi- 
cally he acted with the Republican party. In 
1853 he located in Marathon and there he 
engaged in mercantile business, about 1873, 
continuing until his death, March '2. 1900, at 
the age of seventy-five years. He also con- 
ducted a fire insurance business. 

He married. July 9, 1850, Lydia Miranda 
Shattuck, born April 23, 1824, in Cincinnatus, 
New York, daughter of David and Esther 
(Bailey) Shattuck. She died October 18, 
1906, in Marathon. She was a pupil of her 
future husband at one time and later a teach- 
er, and was teacher in the Baptist Sunday- 
school at Marathon more than f(Trty years. 
continuing until eighty years old. The l)ell 
now in use by the Baptist church of Marathon 
was presented by her. Children : Daniel W., 
mentioned IdcIow ; Frank E., born June 6, 
1867; David L., mentioned below. 

(IX) Daniel Webster, son of Daniel Ed- 
win and Lydia M. (Shattuck) Whitmore, 
was born September 25, 1853, in Phelps, On- 
tario county, Xew York. The first twenty 
years of his life were passed in Marathon. 
Cortland county. New York, where he at- 
tended the public school and the Marathon 
Academy. He later pursued a course at the 
State Normal School. Cortland. New York. 

in the meantime teaching three terms of school 
to secure means of paying for his own edu- 
cation. His first term was taught in the 
Wightman district and the two following at 
Texas Valley. It has always been a source 
of pleasure for Mr. Whitmore to recall the 
fact that several of the pupils in his first 
school insisted upon attending his school at 
Te.xas \ alley in the two succeeding winters, 
paying tuition for this privilege in preference 
to the free schooling of their home district. 
In 1873 he went to New York where he en- 
gaged as clerk in the produce business with 
his uncle on Warren street, and since 1879 
has continued in the same line at the same 
place. In 1886 he became the head of the 
firm of D. W. Whitmore & Company. In 
1883 he took up his residence at Mt. \er- 
non. New York, where he built a home for 
himself and family and soon thereafter be- 
gan building houses for rent and sale. He 
has been a rather extensive operator in real 
estate, and is regarded by the citizens of Mt. 
X'ernon as an encyclopaedia of information 
regarding local property. Hours before the 
average business man has taken the morning- 
train for the metropolis he could be seen 
driving about town looking after personal 
interests and gathering up-to-date informa- 
tion concerning local improvements. He has 
always taken a warm interest in the social 
and moral progress of the suburb and has 
naturally been selected by his conten-iporaries 
to fill positions of trust and responsibility. In 
1894 he was elected an alderman representing 
the fiftli ward of ]\It. Vernon, upon the Re- 
]niblican ticket, running largely ahead of his 
ticket in the voting, and served during the 
years 1895-96. He served two terms, four 
years, as president of the municipal civil ser- 
\'ice commission under appointment from 
Ma\-or Brush, and has been repeatedly urged 
to become a candidate for mayor, which he 
has steadfastly declined. In speaking of him 
in this connection Mayor Brush said : "He 
is a man of the highest integrity, a staunch 
supporter of civic righteousness, and would 
make us an ideal mayor." He was appointed 
by Mayor Fiske a member of the non-partisan 
commission to revise the charter of Mt. Ver- 
non, and by Mayor Howe chairman of a coib- 
n-iittee of fifteen representative citizens to or- 
ganize a chamber of commerce of the city of 
Mt. Vernon. He is a director in several of 
the strongest financial institutions in New 



York City and Westchester county. He was 
vice-president of the Bank of Mt. Vernon and 
declined the presidency of the Mt. Vernon 
Trust Company, although he has served as 
chairman of the executive committee of this 
company since its organization. He is a mem- 
ber of the executive committee of the Irving 
National Exchange Bank of New York City, 
and for many }ears has been a member of 
a similar committee of the Fidelity Trust 
Company of New York, of which he is now 
chairman. For fourteen years he has been 
a trustee of the East River Savings Bank of 
New York. For many years he has been a 
member of the New York Mercantile Ex- 
change and served on its most important com- 
mittees. At the time of his election as a di- 
rector of the Irving National Exchange Bank 
the Mt. J'cnwn Daily Argus spoke of him 
as follows: "He is one of our most conser- 
vative and trusted citizens and very promin- 
ent in social and financial circles. His many 
friends will be pleased to learn of the new 
position of honor and trust to which he has 
just been elected." 

He is a member of the New York Athletic 
Club : Westchester County Chamber of Com- 
merce : Cortland County Society of New 
York (of which he was president one year). 
He is a "member of the First Methodist Epis- 
copal Church of Mt. \ernon : has served as 
vice-president and president of its board of 
trustees and for years was a member of the 
committee on conference entertainment of the 
New York east conference. 

Mr. W'hitmore married, March 25, 1879, '" 
Homer, Emily F. W'atrous, born December 
17, 1853, in Virgil, daughter of Nelson and 
Harriet (Norton) Watrous, of Homer. Mrs. 
Whitmore was one of the successful teachers 
of the Cortland Academy at Homer. New 
York. Their eldest child, George Byron, was 
born in Brooklyn. The others, Daniel Web- 
ster and Helen Marie, were born in Mt. Ver- 
non. The first is now a surgeon of the United 
States navy, serving on the flagship of the .At- 
lantic fleet, the "Connecticut." Daniel W. is 
associated with his father in business. The 
daughter is a student of Mt. Vernon high 

(IX) David Luther, youngest son of Dan- 
iel Edwin and Lydia M. (Shattuck) Whit- 
more. was born July 7, 1859. in Marathon. 
where he was early a student of the public 
schools and subsequently attended the State 

Normal School at Cortland until he reached 
the age of nineteen years. In the meantime 
he taught two winter terms of school. He 
was early employed in assisting his father in 
the mercantile business, and spent consider- 
able time in the purchase of butter and eggs 
in the surrounding country. In the spring of 
1880 he went to New York City, where he 
entered the employ of his uncle, the late 
George B. Whitmore, in the produce commis- 
sion business, with which he has since been 
continuouslv identified, having been for the 
last fifteen years a partner of his brother, in 
the firm of D. W. Whitmore & Company. 
This is now one of the largest and most suc- 
cessful wholesale produce houses of the me- 
tropolis. For more than twenty years he has 
resided in Mt. \'ernon. New York, and ha- 
been actively identified with its growth and 
development as a city. He takes a keen and 
intelligent interest in public afTairs and in 
191C was elected an alderman of the city. 
representing the fifth ward, by a very hand- 
some majority. Also served a term upon the 
city board of education. Like all of his family 
he is affiliated with the Re])ublican party, and 
is a member of the official board of the Ches- 
ter Hill Methodist Episcopal Church. He 
has long been an active member of Clinton 
Hook and Ladder Company, of which he was 
two vears foreman, and was a charter mem- 
ber of the Westchester County Wheelmen. 

He married, .\pril 26, 1888, Rosalie Rees, a 
native of Brooklyn, daughter of David and 
Rosalie (Smith) Rees, of that city, a descend- 
ant of an English family which was long es- 
tablished at Greenpoint, Long Island. They 
have two daughters, Florence Lydia, born 
January 4, 1889: Gertrude Rees, February 14. 

In records incident to the 
BALDWIN conquest of England the 

name of Baldwin appears in 
the Battle .Abbey, and one of the name is 
known as early as 672. The Earls of Flan- 
ders bearing the name date from the time of 
.\lfred the Great. Baldwin 2d married Els- 
touth, daughter of .Alfred, and Baldwin 5th 
married the daughter of Robert of France, 
and their daughter Matilda married William 
the Conqueror. Surnames, however, were 
not used in England until long after the Con- 
quest. Baldwin de Hampden, of the time of 
the Conquest, became John Hampden, the pa- 


1 29 1 

triot of the En,<;lisli rexolution. The name is 
fountl in Denmark, Flanderb and in Nor- 
mandy, and other parts of I*'rance. The Bald- 
wins of the United States came largely from 
county Bucks, England, where the name 
"John ISaldwin" is of frequent historical men- 
tion in successive generations, as is Henry 
and Richard. In New England we have Rich- 
ard Baldwin, of Milford, Connecticut, before 
1639: Richard Baldwin, of Braintree, 1637; 
John Baldwin, of Stoughton, Connecticut, 
1638 ; John Baldwin, of Milford, Connecticut, 
1639: Nathaniel Baldwin, of Alilford, 1639; 
Joseph Baldwin, of ;\Iilford, Connecticut, 
1639, and of Hadley, .Massachusetts, subse- 
quently; Henry Baldwin, of Woburn, .Massa- 
chusetts, 1640: John Baldwin, of Billerica, 
Massachusetts, 1655, a"d John Baldwin, of 
Norwich, Connecticut, the immigrant progeni- 
tor of Judge Simeon Eben Baldwin (q. v.). 
Yale University has on its alumni rolls over 
eighty-three Baldwins. 

(I) Richard Baldwin held the .Manor of 
Dundridge in .\ston-Clinton, Buckingham- 
shire. England, early in the sixteenth century. 
Piis will was proved in 1552-53, and his heir 
was Henry Baldwin. 

(H) Henry, son of Richard Baldwin, re- 
sided on the Manor at .Aston-Clinton which 
is in the Hundred of .\ylesbury and Deaner\- 
of Wendover. four miles east of .\ylesburv, 
on the road from London-through-Traing. 
Dundridge and the Chapel Farm were in that 
part of Aston-Clinton called Saint Leonards 
and remained in the family until 17.^8 when 
it was sold to Edward Darrell. Henry Bald- 
win married .-\lice King and had four sons 
and four daughters. His will, dated January 
2, 1599. mentions his children as "follows: 
.\gnes, Jane, wife of James FJonus ; Mary, 
wife of Richard Salter; Richard, who inher- 
ited the Alanor; John, Rolsert, Sylvester, men- 
tioned below. 

(HI) Sylvester, youngest son of Henry 
and -Alice (King) Baldwin, was born about 
1565 at Dundridge. He married Jane Welles 
in 1590, and died previous to 1632. His chil- 
dren were: Harry, buried in 1594: John, not 
living in 1632; Henry, inherited Dundridge; 
Richard ; William : Sylvester, mentioned be- 
low. These sons were born between 1590 and 

(I\') Sylvester (2), sixth son of Sylvester 
(i) and Jane (Welles) Baldwin, was born 
about 1600 at .-\ston-Clinton and lived at Saint 

Leonards, near Dumlridge. where he owned 
the Chapel I'arm. He was the executor of 
the will of his uncle, Richard Baldwin, wdio 
died without issue in 1636, leaving the JManor 
to Henry, son of Sylvester Baldwin, and 
brother of the executor, who was also the 
residuary legatee. Soon after this Sylvester 
( 2 ) Baldwin emigrated to .America. In July, 
1638, w'ith his wife Sarah and six children, 
he sailed for America in the ship "Martin" 
with the .New Haven Company, .^yhoter 
Baldwin died in mid-ocean, July 31. i()3S. He 
married, in 1620, Sarah Bryan, and when the 
ship arrived in Boston, she and her son Rich- 
ard were appointed executors of her husband's 
will by the court of assistance. There was 
a large estate and the widow and children de- 
cided to remain in .America and settled, ab 
they had intended, at New Haven, where in 
1643 -^Irs. Baldwin was rated one of the 
wealthiest j^roprietors. Subsequent to that 
year she married ( second ) Captain .Astw ood 
ana removed to Alilford, Connecticut, where 
she died in 1669. Captain .Astwood died in 
London in 1654. Sylvester (2) Baldwin's 
children were born and baptized at .Aston- 
Cliiuo.i: I. Sarah, baptized .April 22. 1621; 
married, 1638, Benjamin Fenn, of Milford, 
Connecticut. 2. Richard, mentioned below. 
3. .Mary, baptized February 28. 1624. died in 
I'i24. 4. ;Mary, baptized February 19, 1O25; 
manied, 1640, Robert Plum, of Milford. 5. 
-Martha, baptized .April 20, 162S. 6. Ruth, 
born in 1630. 7, Samuel, baptized January, 
1632, died in 1632. 8. Elizabeth, baptized 
January 25, 1633, died in 1633. 9. John. 

(\') Richard (2), eldest son of Svlvester 
(2) and Sarah (Bryan) Baldwin, was bap- 
tized August 25, 1622. and was about six- 
teen years old when the famil\- came to .Amer- 
ica. He was well educated for his time, prob- 
ably by his uncle, Henry Baldwin, who was 
an attorney, and was often representative to 
the general court of the New Haven Colony. 
He first appears on the Milford records, No- 
vember 20, 1639, being in the list of those 
free to engage in planting. He joined the 
church there. May 9, 1641. and was very often 
on committees engaged in the public service. 
In 1646 he had Home Lot No. 2. consisting 
of three acres, on the west side of the Wepa- 
wang river. On December 31, 1646, he was 
made chairman of a committee of five to 
equalize the lots then divided, and on the 
2Sth of Januar\- following, half of Beaver 



pond was granted to liim and Thomas fib- 
bals, provided they drain the pond. On May 
20th of that year and June 22d of the follow- 
ing year he received further grants of land. 
On January 8, 1648, the grant of Beaver pond 
was' ratified by the town as the drainage had 
been accomplished according to contract. In 
1662 Richard Baldwin received a further 
grant of marsh land. He was prominent in 
the settlement of the town of Derby and ap- 
pears often in the records of that town, where 
June 10, 1655, he was a sergeant of militia 
and served on a committee of four to treat 
with the Indians for the lands at Pauguset 
(Derby). He was empowered to call rneet- 
ings and otherwise act in the interest of the 
town, and purchased much lands from the In- 
dians. In 1657 he kept the ordinary and was 
a member of the general court of Milford 
from 1662 to 1664, in which latter year the 
New Haven Colony was joined with the Con- 
necticut Colony, Mr. Baldwin being a mem- 
ber of the committee which arranged for this 
consolidation. In 1651 he was ensign of a 
company to go against the "Duch," for which 
company Milford furnished twenty-one men. 
He also' served as town clerk of ^lilford. and 
died T"ly 23. 1665. He married, in 1642, Eliz- 
abeth Alsop, of New Haven. His widow 
married (second) William Fowler. Children: 
Elizabeth, Sarah, Temperance, ^Nlary. Theo- 
philus, mentioned below, Zachariah, Martha. 

(\I) Theophilus. son of Richard (2) and 
Elizabeth (Alsop) Baldwin, was born April 
26. 1659, in Milford. where he resided and 
died before June 22. 1698, on which date his 
estate was appraised. He married, in Mil- 
ford. February 8. 1683. Elizabeth Campfield. 
perhaps a daughter of Thomas Campfield, of 
that town. She married (second) January 6, 
1705, John Merwin. Children: Alartha, Abi- 
gail, Theophilus, mentioned below : Hezekiah. 
(YII) Theophilus (2), elder son of Theo- 
philus (i) and Elizabeth (Campfield) Bald- 
win, was born about 1694 in ^lilford. He 
was among the first to settle at New Milford. 
where he was admitted to the church, June 
19, 1727, and died May i, 1745. He resided 
on what is now Park Lane in New Milford, 
was many years captain of the militia and 
served seven years as a member of the state 
assembly. He married. June 5. 1722. Je- 
rusha Beecher, born September. 1705. She 
married (second) David Noble, and died Au- 

gust 22, 1790, at the age of eighty-four years 
and eleven months. Children: Jerusha, Eliz- 
abeth, Theophilus. Alartha. Hezekiah. Isaac. 
Israel, Asahel (Asel). mentioned below; 
David, Anne. 

(Mil) Asahel, fifth son of Theophilus (2) 
and Jerusha (Beecher) Baldwin, was born 
June 27, 1739, in New Milford. He resided 
on a farm west of this village. He married. 
August 13, 1766, Esther, born August 30, 
1746, daughter of Samuel and Grace (Buck) 
Baldwin, descendant of Joseph Baldwin, of 
Milford, through his son Daniel, Samuel. 
Samuel, who was the father of Esther. Chil- 
dren : .\nne, Sarah, Esther, Joel, Phoebe, 
.■\sahel, mentioned below ; Israel, Liicretia, 

(IN) Asahel (2), second son of Asahel (i) 
and Esther ( Baldwin ) Baldwin, was born 
April 24, 1777, in New Milford. where he 
made his home until about 1816. He then 
removed to Meredith. Delaware county. New 
York, where he took up and cleared land and 
made a farm on which he lived to the time of 
his death, about 1861. He was an active mem- 
ber of the Baptist church, and in politics a 
Whig. He married there, ]\Iarch 24, 1803, 
Trvphene, born April 16, 1779, daughter of 
Samuel Beebe and Hannah (Fairchild) Buck, 
of New Milford. Children: Lura. married 
Nehemiah Bunnell ; Almon, married Emeline 
Tuttle : Elijah ; Ormon. mentioned below : 
[oel, married Angeline Hill : Lucy, married 
"William Cook: Sylvester, died aged nineteen 

(X) Ormon, son of Asahel (2) and Try- 
phene (Buck) Baldwin, was born December 
23, 1808, in New Milford. died in Cortland- 
ville. New York, November 26, 1878. He 
was a small boy when the family removed to 
the state of New York and he received such 
education as the frontier district schools pro- 
vided. For a time he engaged in farming in 
Delaware county, subsequently in Truxton. 
Cortland county, and in Broome county. In 
September, 1852, he removed to Cortlandville 
and there passed the remainder of his life. 
He was an industrious and energetic man. 
conscientious in principles, and was a member 
of the Methodist church. He was a Whig in 
politics and an .Abolitionist, a position which 
required considerable strength of character in 
his day. He married, about 1837, I\Iary Anne 
Robinson, born January 26, 1819. in Hamden. 
Delaware county. New York, died at Cort- 



landville. May 12, 1867. tlaughter of Eben and 
Mary Anne ( Franklin ) Robinson. Children : 
I. Alary Anne, born November 7, 1838. died 
November 25, 1890; married (first) William 
Braybrook : (second) Dr. Henry Gazley. 2. 
Charles Edwin, born June 16, 1840, died May 
20, 1910. 3. Eben R., mentioned below. 4. 
Sanford Warham, born September 8, 1844 : 
resides in Ithaca. New York. 5. Sarah Maria, 
born February 11. 1847: is the widow of 
Wells Miles: she resides in Cortland. 6. 
Esther Elizabeth, .born August 2, 1851, died 
March 18, 1887; married (first) Chauncev I'. 
Murphy; (second) Smith Clark. 

(XI ) Eben Robinson, second son of Ormon 
and Mary A. (Robinson) Baldwin, was born 
June 29, 1842. in Delhi, Delaware county. 
New York. He was educated in the district 
schools there and in Cortland county. He at- 
tended school at Port Oram and Groton Acad- 
emy, where he remained two years. In early 
life he engaged in farming, and was subse- 
quently in the lumber business for a dozen 
years or more. The greater part of his life 
has been passed at Cortland anl vicinity, and 
since 1892 he has been retired from active 
life. He is a Republican in political princi- 
ple, but in recent years has supported the Pro- 
hibition ticket, and is a member of the Metho- 
dist church. 

He married (first) .\ugust 15, 1865, Caro- 
line Hays, born July 6, 1846, in New Wood- 
stock, New York, died June 23, 1891. He 
married (second) Julia F. Benedict, of Mc- 
Lean, Tompkins county. New York, daughter 
of Albert and Lucy ( Hunt ) Benedict. There 
are two sons, both of the first marriage: i. 
Leonard De Witt, born May 29, 1866 ; an at- 
torney, practicing in New York and residing 
in East Orange, New Jersey, He married 
Gertrude, daughter of John K. Van Wag- 
goner, of Ulster county. New York, and has 
children : Cynthia. Franklin, Mosher and 
Grace. 2. Arthur J., born August 26, 1868; 
he is an attorney, practicing in New York- 
City. He married Frances Smiley, of Minne- 
waska, New York. Children : Morgan Smi- 
lev, Donald Robinson and Dorothv. 

The surname Slaughter 
SLAUGHTER is found spelled in a va- 
riety of ways. The Con- 
necticut family seems to have spelled tlie 
name Slafter in the earliest generations. John 
Slafter or Slausjhter came from England or 

Wales about 1680 to Lynn, Massachusetts, 
and thence to Connecticut. The name is found 
but five times in Lynn records and there it is 
spelled Slafter. After the family removed to 
Connecticut, in the deeds and town records of 
Mansfield. Willington and Tolland, the spell- 
ing is also generally Slafter: but some of the 
descendants have modified the naiue to Salter. 
In Rhode Island a branch of this familv 
spelled the name Slaughter. Slatter, Slater 
and Slatar, but these variations are partly due 
to misspelling of town clerks. In the early 
church records of Mansfield the name is with- 
out exception spelled Slaughter and there is 
a uniform tradition that it was commonly pro- 
nounced as if it rhymed with daughter. 
Slaughter is an old England surname, while 
the spelling of Slafter is not found. It is 
likely that the name was in some cases pro- 
nounced Slafter, however, and hence the na- 
tural change of spelling to conform to pro- 
nunciation, a change that is found in manv 
other surnames. 

The children of John Slafter were: Mary, 
born November, 1688: Anthony, about 1690: 
Elizabeth, about 1693: Samuel, August, 1696: 
Joseph, about 1698: Sarah, about 1700: 
Moses, about 1702: Abigail, about 1704; Ben- 
jamin, about 1706. Their descendants have 
been carefully traced by Rev. Edmund F. 
Slafter, and there is no reason to think that 
any of them are the ancestors of the Slaugh- 
ter family mentioned below. 

Tradition states that the Slaughter family 
of New York is connected with that of \'ir- 
ginia, a brief account of which will be given. 
The coat-of-arms of the Mrginia family has 
been in use from the first settlement, a copy 
is found on a seal to a bond of William 
Slaughter as sheriff, in 1685, and corresponds 
to the coat.s-of-arms of the Slaughters of 
counties Gloucester and Worcester, England. 
It is described by Burke: Arms, a saltire 
azure, and its simplicity indicates great an- 

In the early deeds and records of X'irginia 
we find the name of Slaughter as early as 
1635, when John Slaughter took out a patent 
for land. May 30, 1635. .Again we find an 
old will of Francis Slaughter, taken from 
records in the State Library of X'irginia. men- 
tioning his mother-in-law (meaning step- 
mother) Margaret Upton, his brother-in-law. 
Colonel Moses Fauntleroy, his wife Elizabeth, 
and friend, Humphrey Booth. In the will of 



this Margaret Upton, widow of Lieutenant 
John Upton, March 8, 1655, is a bequest to 
Francis Slaughter of 800 acres of land. Fran- 
cis was presumably son of John. Robert 
Slaughter, a generation or two later, had sons 
Robert and Francis by his wife. Frances Ann 
Jones, and they were church wardens of St. 
"Mark's, the register of which is the oldest 
manuscript in Culpeper county, Virginia. 
The parish was established in 1730 and the 
cotmty in 1748. 

Ihe New York family may have descended 
from the \'irginia immigrant but in a geneal- 
ogy of the descendants of Robert and Fran- 
ces, sons of Robert, Isaac, the first settler in 
New York, cannot be found. Henry Slaugh- 
ter, of this family, was governor of New York 
state in 1691. He died August 2, 1691. An- 
other member. John Slaughter, was a settler 
on the Low patent in 1726. town of New 
Windsor. New York. 

(I) Isaac Slaughter is said by family tra- 
dition to have descended from an immigrant 
from \Vales to \'irginia. a description which 
identifies John Slaughter, the \'irginia immi- 
grant, closely enough. Isaac's parentage is 
not known. He was born in 1735. died Feb- 
ruary 16, 1838. He was a soldier in Wash- 
ington's army during the revolution, how- 
ever, and encamped with his regiment at 
Newburg. New York. He took part also in 
the battles of Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 
and served in the northern campaign, .\fter 
the war he received a pension. He settled in 
the town of Wallkill after peace was declared, 
but subsequently removed to Shawangunk. Li- 
ster county. New York, in 1803. and bought 
two hundred acres of land in the southeast 
corner of the town of Wallkill. occupied ever 
since by his family and descendants. In 18 17 
he bought the farm in what is now Hamp- 
tonburg and settled there in 18 19, spending 
the remainder of his life there. He married 
twice and had nineteen children, nine by his 
first wife and ten by his second wife. His 
second wife was Jane (McBride) Slaughter, 
born June 17. 1776. Children of second wife: 
Joseph, born October 13, 1794, died February 
2^, 1873: Fjenjamin, .April i. 1796. died Octo- 
ber 4. 1841 : Nancy. December 27, 1798, died 
in 1828; .Archibald, February 19. 1800, died 
January 6. 1868 : Fanny A.. January 7, 1802, 
died in 1859; De Witt, mentioned below: Sa- 
rah J., February 28, 1806: Harriet. 1809; 
William Harrison. July 6. 1815. died March 

22, 1869; Amelia, 1817, died September 10, 

Isaac Slaughter was a soldier in the Third 
Regiment, New York Line, under Colonel 
James Clinton. He was in the Ulster County 
Rangers in 1776, under Colonel Johannes 
Hardenburgh. His service probably extended 
from 1775 to 1782 prett}' continuously. In 
1790 James Slauter was living in Goshen. Or- 
ange county. New York, and had a family of 
four. He may have been brother or father 
of Isaac. In 1790 Henry, John and William 
Slauter lived at Rye, Westchester county. 
New York, and were heads of families. There 
were numerous Slater, and several Slauter 
families in New York, in 1790, and some of 
them appear to have been Dutch. The name 
Sluyter appears among the Dutch in Ulster 
county early. 

(II) DeWitt, son of Isaac Slaughter, was 
born in Orange county. New York, Septem- 
ber 3, 1803, died at Waverly, New York, Sep- 
tember 18, 1875. He was a farmer at Hamp- 
tonburg. He married. January 9. 1834. Caro- 
line Alills. born May 4, 1812, died November 
9, 1 861, daughter of Samuel and Esther 
(Still) Mills. Children: Sarah Elizabeth, 
born May 26, 1835, died July 3, 1841 : Sam- 
uel Wickham, mentioned below : James De 
Witt. March 9. 1840, died March i. 1842: An- 
toinette. July 10. 1846, died .March 18, 1868; 
Mary Caroline, June 22. 1850. died Septem- 
ber 4, 1854. 

(III) Samuel Wickham. son of De\\ itt 
Slaughter, was bom at Hamptonburg. (Jrange 
county. New York. November 8. 1837. died in 
Waverlv, Tioga county. New York. August 
24. 1894. He attended the public schools and 
Chester and Aliddletown academies. In 1857, 
when he was twenty years old, he came with 
his father's family to Waverly from Orange 
county and engaged in business as a druggist. 
For more than thirty years he occupied the 
corner drug store in Waverly. In 1883, on 
account of ill health, he retired from active 
business. During the long period in which 
he was a merchant in Waverly, he was a 
leader in the commercial life and lent his as- 
sistance to every project designed to promote 
the growth and prosperity of the village. It 
has been truly said of him: "As a citizen Mr. 
Slaughter enjoyed to the fullest extent the 

• confidence and respect of his fellow towns- 
men. Naturally of a retiring disposition, he 
alwavs refused ]iositions of public honor, yet 



he was ever interested in affairs and witli 
ever)' plan whose purpose was the commercial 
or spiritual prosperity of the village, his name 
was closely associated in wise counsel and 
generous contribution." In the few civil and 
educational offices that he was persuaded to 
fill, his promptness, clear judgment and ac- 
curate intuition, gave evidence of his pre- 
eminent ability to fill any station with credit 
anrl honor. His long connection with the Citi- 
zens' Bank of Waverly, of which he was vice- 
president from its organization in 1874 until 
his death, demonstrated that he possessed the 
characteristics of a .successful financier. His 
nature was both studious and artistic, and his 
beautiful home and place of business bore am- 
ple testimony. His business sagacity and skill 
in investing his savings brought to him a com- 
petence, but he was too generous to hoard and 
he was ever ready to listen to the poor and 
unfortunate and to give material aid, as well 
as kindly advice and sympathy. In 1874 he 
joined the Presbyterian church and for many 
years served on the board of trustees. To his 
business ability and generosity this church 
owes much. He was of few words but of 
kindly impulses and noble deeds. His piety 
was deep, but unaffected and cheerful. He 
was buried at I'hillipsburg, Orange county. 
New York. In politics he was a Republican. 

He married. May 13, 1873, Charlotte Wells, 
born at Goshen. New York, July 13, 1850. 
youngest daughter of Alfred and Lydia 
(Nyce) Wells (see Wells MI). They had 
one child, Mary Gertrude, born April 26. 

(The Wells Line). 

1 1 ) Hon. William \\'elles, immigrant an- 
cestor, was born at or near Norwich, Nor- 
folkshire, England, in 1608. He came to 
America about 1635, and is said to have been 
a passenger on the ship "Free Love" of Lon- 
don. Robert Dennis, master, June 10, 1635, 
being twenty-seven years of age at the time. 
He settled at Southold, Suffolk county. Long 
Island. He was a lawyer in England and 
served as high sheriff' of New Yorkshire on 
Long Island. Richard Welles, who is thought 
to have been his brother, came over in the 
ship "Globe" in 1635, and William doubtless 
came about the same time, landing at Salem 
or Boston. He first went to Lynn among the 
earlv settlers, where George Wells, also sup- 
posed to have been his brother, had settled. 
In 1640 he went from Massachusetts to New 

Haven, Connecticut, and from there with 
other emigrants to Long Island, settling in 
1 64 1 at Southold, where he resided the re- 
mainder of his life. He died November 3. 
1671, aged sixty-three years. He was prob- 
ably son of William Welles, prebendary of 
Norwich Cathedral and rector of St. Peter's, 
Mancroft, Norwich, England, from 1598 until 
his death in 1620. "The tomb of Prebendary 
Welles is in the church, and near the altar, 
of St. Peter's, Mancroft at Norwich, Eng- 
land, and bears the coat .Armour of the Ba- 
rons Welles of Lincolnshire, with a bordure 
for difference. He was for thirty years a 
priest of great holiness of life and unwearied 
diligence in pastoral work in Norwich. He 
died Alay 26, 1620, aged 54." 

William W'elles, of Southold, Long Island, 
in 1649, questioned about land bought of In- 
dians, with Mr. ( )dell, for which he drew a 
deed, etc., in the court at New Haven. In 
1653 li'J \\'3S a deputy to the New Haven 
general court, and complained of J. Youngs. 
In 1653 h^ petitioned to be free from public 
services, but was refused the petition. In 

1656 the court ordered that his expenses be 
paid for going to New Haven in 1654. In 

1657 he was elected deputy to the New Haven 
court, but did not attend. He was acting as 
attorney in 1660 at New Haven, and also as 
arbitrator of Southold. and in 1660 was re- 
corder of Southold. In 1661 he was ap- 
pointed assistant magistrate. He opposed 
uniting with the Connecticut colony, in Hart- 
ford, under a new charter, and reported the 
course taken to the New Haven Colony, in 
1663, In 1664-65 Governor Nicoll of the state 
of New York appointed him sheriff of the 
east part of Liing Island. He was deputy 
from Southold to the New York colonial as- 
sembly at Hempstead, Long Island, in 1665. 
On November 13, 1671, he deeded to his wife 
Mary all of his property in Southold. On 
his gravestone in the burying ground at South- 
old is the following inscription: "William 
Welles, of Southold. gent., Justice of the 
Peace and ist Sheriff of New Yorkshire of 
Long Island, who departed this life Nov. 13. 
1 671, Ae. 63." 

"Yes. here he lies who speaketh yet. though dead ; 
On wings of faith his soul to Heaven has fled. 
His pious deeds and charity was such 
That of his praise no pen can write too much. 
.\s was his life, so was (his) hlest decease -.^ 
Hee lived in love and sweetly dyed in peace." 



He married ^tirst) about 1646, Bridget, 
widow of Henry Tuthill. She died at South- 
old about 1652. He married (second) in 

1656, Mary , born in 1619, died April, 

1709, aged ninety. One record says of her: 
"Family name not traced. She was an ex- 
traordinary woman." She married (second) 
Thomas Mapes. Children by second wife: 
Abigail, born about 1657 : Patience, October 
17, 1658: William, May 5. 1660; Mary, about 
1661 ; Bethia, 1663: Joshua, mentioned be- 
low ; Mehitable, 1666; Anna, about 1668. 

(H) Joshua, son of William Welles, was 
born at Southold, Long Island, in 1664. died 
there in 1744. In 1683 he was rated on eighty- 
one pounds. In 1686 he was a witness to a 
deed made in his family. In 1706 he had a 
deed from William Coleman and wife on Rob- 
ert Island Neck, and in 1706 he had a deed 
from Jonathan Mapes, and in 1707 a deed 
from John Rogers, "Commons." In 1712 he 
received land by deed between Duck Pond 
and Inlet. He married, at Southold, January, 
1684, Hannah, born in 1667, died July 27, 
1752, aged eighty-five, daughter of John Tut- 
hill, of Southold.' Children born at Southold: 
John, mentioned below : Joshua, 1691 : Ann, 
Deliverance. Daniel. Deborah. Nathaniel, Abi- 
gail, William, Samuel. Mehitable, Solomon. 

(Ill) John, son of Justice Joshua Welles, 
was born at Southold, Long Island, January 
31, 1689, and died there. He married and 
among his children was John, mentioned 

X(IV) John (2), son of John (i) Welles, 
was born at Southold about 1715, died in Or- 
ange county, New York, July 4, 1776. He 
married and among his children was Joshua, 
mentioned below. 

(V) Jo.shua (2), son of John (2) Welles, 
was born at Goshen, New York, in 1744. died 
there in June, 1819. He married and among 
his children was Joshua, mentioned below. 

(\'I) Joshua (3), son of Joshua (2) 
W'elles, was born at Goshen. New York, Sep- 
tember 6, 1779, died there in 1867. He mar- 
ried and among his children was Alfred, men- 
tioned below. 

(VII) Alfred, son of Joshua (3) Welles, 
was born at Goshen.' Orange county. New 
York, November 17, 1805. He was a farmer 
by occupation. He married, at Wheat Plains, 
Pike county, Pennsylvania, about 1831, Lydia, 
daughter of John Nyce, of Wheat Plains. 

Children : Jerome, born Z^Iarch 30, 1832 : 
James E., January i, 1834; John X., Janu- 
ary 25, 1836; Mary F., September 7, 1837; 
Katherine R., August 5, 1839; George W., 
June 5, 1841 ; Moses A., July 16, 1844; 
Eugene F., June 16, 1846; Lewis A., April 
30, 1848. died October 11, 1870; Charlotte. 
July 13. 1850, married Samuel Wickham 
Slaughter (see Slaughter III): Charles S., 
April 2, 1852. 

The Ford family was prominent 

FORD in Devonshire, England, and con- 
nected with the Drakes of Ashe. 
Sir Henry Ford, born 1520, only son of John 
Ford, of Bagtor, by wife Catherine, daugh- 
ter and heir of George Drake, of Sprattsbays, 
was lieutenant-colonel under his kinsman. Sir 
John Drake, of Ashe. 

Timothy Ford, believed to be of the Devon- 
shire family, was born in England, and came 
in 1637 to Charlestown, Massachusetts, re- 
moved two years later to New Haven, Con- 
necticut, where he died August 28, 1684: his 
wife died July 25, 1681. He was one of the 
original proprietors of New Haven ; his will 
dated, August 11, 1682. bequeathed to chil- 
dren, Samuel, i\Iary, Bethia, Elizabeth, Mat- 
thew, John, Joshua Culver and Mathew Bel- 
lany. His son Mathew, born about 1650, 
lived in New Haven and had a son Matthew, 
born October 31. 1675. 

Another Connecticut pioneer was Thomas 
Ford, of ;\Iilford. who married, in 1646, Eliz- 
abeth Knowles. of Fairfield, daughter of 
Ale.xander Knowles ; his widow married Eli- 
ezer Rogers : children : Elizabeth, born 1652 : 
John, November 14, 1654: Thomas, February 
14, 1656: Mary, December, 1658: Lydia, 
1660. The children of John, son of Thomas, 
were born after the father was forty years 
old. and it is possible that Matthew, men- 
tioned below, was son by a first wife, not 

(I) Matthew Ford was born in 1689, prob- 
ably in Connecticut. From the names of chil- 
dren there is reason to believe that he was 
related to ^Matthew mentioned above, but he 
mav be a grandson of Thomas, mentioned 
above. Corydon L. Ford, who collected data 
of all the kno\vn Ford family and whose 
manuscript, after his death, was deposited in 
the library of the New England Historic and 
Genealogical Society in Boston, says that as 
vet there had been found no clue to his origin. 



It appears that all possible sources of infor- 
mation had been searched. Matthew Ford 
settled in Lebanon, Connecticut, as early as 
May 24, 1717, however, when he bought land 

at Lebanon. He married Mary , who 

died February 16, 1770, aged seventy-nine 
years, at Hebron, Connecticut. The family 
moved from Lebanon to Hebron in 1724 and 
he died there October 8, 1769. Children, born 
at Lebanon: i. Matthew, born June 25, 1717; 
married, December 5, 1736, Elizabeth Rolls. 
2. Jacob, mentioned below. 3. John, born Feb- 
ruary 5, 1721 ; married, January i, 1746, Lucy 
Mack. 4. Isaac, born November 15. 1722: 
married Catherine Mack. Born at Hebron : 5. 
Mary, born March 17, 1726, died January 11, 
1741. 6. Lydia, born August 26, 1727, died 
January 8, 1741. 7. Benjamin, born October 
13, 1729, died December 31, 1740. 8. Josiah, 
born August 20, 1731, died January 2, "1741. 

(11) Jacob, son of ^Matthew Ford, was 
horn in Lebanon, February 19. 1711), died 
there before 1763. He married, April 14, 
1743, Mary Mann. Children, born at Hebron: 
I. Jacob, mentioned below. 2. Zadock. born 
December, 1746. 3. Benjamin, mentioned be- 
low. 4. Mary, March 11, 1750. 5. Abijah. 
6. ISenoni. ancestor of Elijah Ford, of Buf- 
falo. New York. 7. Rachel. 

(HI) Benjamin Ford, son of Jacob Ford, 
was born at Hebron, Connecticut, Ma\- 7, 
1848 (old style) or May 18 (new style).' He 
settled with his brother. Colonel Jacob Ford, 
in what is now Austerlitz, Columbia county, 
New York, He was a soldier in the revolu- 
tion, an ensign in the Seventeenth New York 
Regiment (p, 132, New York Revolutionary 
Rolls) of Albany county and had land bounty 
on account of his service ( ]i, 230). He mar- 
ried Mary Lee, born ]\Iarch 18, 1751. Chil- 
dren: William, born September 10, 1775: 
Polly, March 11, 1776: Benjamin, March 12, 
1779; Daniel, mentioned below: Clarissa, 
July I, 1783; Ira, .April 24, 1786: Lvdia, Oc- 
tober 16, 1788: Polly, .\]3ril 25, 1791 : Lydia, 
January 12, 1794. 

(lY) Daniel, son of Benjamin Ford, was 
born May 8, 1781, died February 22, 1863. 
He married Elizabeth, born June 7, 1788. died 
July 22, 1864, daughter of Moses and Betsev 
(Slate) Scott. Children: i. Philander A', 
born Alarch 7, 1809. died October 3, 1878. 2. 
Eliza A., June 24, 181 1, died January 21. 

1866: married Whitman. 3. Philanda 

B., May 11, 1813, died November 22. 1895, 

4, Alary Ann, July 26, 1815, died June I, 
1877; married — Davis. 5. Rodney A., 
May 16, 1817, died June 16, 1902; married 
Adeline Whitney. 6." William L., mentioned 
below. 7. Ann ]\Iarie, May 
September 15, 1904; married 
8. S. Augusta. Alarch 11, 1829, 
ar_\- 2, 1905. 

(\") \Villiam L., son of Daniel Ford, was 
born in ]\Iiddleville, Herkimer county. New 
York, March 12. 1820. died at Deposit, Janu- 
ary 14. 1903. He was educated in the com- 
mon schools of his native county, and at the 
age of si.xteen began his business career as a 
clerk in a general store in Oneida county, 
New York. In 1841 went to Binghamton, 
New York, where during the next five years 
he was employed as a clerk. He then went 
to Deposit, New York, where he engaged in 
business as a general merchant on his own 
account, and continued for a period of fifty 
years with marked success. He was elected 
to the state assembly in 1852 and again in 
1872-73. For many years he was a leader of 
the Republican party in Broome county. He 
married (first) Sarah, daughter of ^^lajor A. 

Mr. Ford married (second) Sarah C, 
daughter of Charles Ward, in June, 1859. 
Children by first wife: Augustus Morgan 
and a daughter. Children by second wife: 
Sarah Elizabeth. Anna Ward, married Dr, 
Charles .\ustin \\'ard: .\. Ward, mentioned 

(VI) A. Ward, son of William L. Ford, 
was born at Deposit, New York, March 13, 
1864. He was educated there in the public 
and high schools. He was in the employ of 
his father in the general store for a time. 
In 1888 he moved to Binghamton to enter the 
employ of the Bundy Manufacturing Com- 
pany, now the Time Recording Company, of 
which he has been and is now secretary. In 
religion he is a Congregationalist, and in poli- 
tics a Republican. He is a member of the 
Binghamton Club, serving on its board of di- 
rectors : Binghamton Country Club, of which 
he is president and member of the board of 
governors : Dobson Club, of which he is treas- 
urer and member of the board of governors. 
He married, June 24. 1886, Julia Ada, born 
September 22. 1863, daughter of DeWitt and 
Caroline M. ( Fairchild ) Ford (see Ford \T). 
Children: William L., born August 27, 1888: 
Elizabeth, October 30, 1889: Florence Ward, 


August 2, 1891 ; Edward Emmons, April 23. 
1894; Harriet Stewart, May 27, 1904. 

(Ill) Colonel Jacob (2) Ford, 
FORD son of Jacob ( i ) Ford (q. v. ) , 
was born at Hebron, Connec- 
ticut, April 22, 1744. died July 24, 
1837, aged ninety- four years. He removed 
from Hebron to the town of Austerlitz, Co- 
lumbia county, New York, in the year 1766, 
bought land there and lived there the re- 
mainder of his days. He was a soldier in the 
revolution and took part in the battle of Sara- 
toga. The state archives show that he was an 
officer of Colonel Peter Van Ness" regiment. 
He was commissioned captain in the Fourth 
Company. Ninth Regiment (Second Clava- 
rack Battalion) Albany County Militia, Octo- 
ber 20. 1775 : major of the same regiment in 
October, 1775 ; lieutenant-colonel. May 28, 
1778, under Colonel Peter Van Ness. He re- 
signed November 4, 1778. He was elected 
member of the state assembly in 1781-82-83- 
84-85-92 : and was appointed judge of the 
court of common pleas and general sessions. 
March 12. 1796, and sat on the bench until 

He married, March 7, 1765. Abigail Curtis. 
born February 14, 1746. Children: i. Abi- 
gail, born October 29, 1765, at Hebron. 
Born at Austerlitz: 2. Jacob, July 25, 1767. 
died May 30, 1809. 3. Lavinia, January 24. 
1769. died December 10, 1822, at Fairfield; 
married Abijah Mann. 4. Sylvester, men- 
tioned below. 5. Ansel or Ansyl, June i, 
1772 ; married Esther Fitch, of Franklin, New 
York. 6. Elijah, March 22, 1774; lived at 
Salisbury : married Rebecca Smith. 7. Olive, 
June 2. 1776, died at Unadilla, New York, 
August 26, 1823 : married Squire Sherwood. 
8. Isaac. May 23, 1778, died December 5, 
1855, at Hulberton, New York ; married Polly 
Leland. 9. Aaron, February 24, 1780, died 
July 24, 1844, at Newark : married Anna Da- 
vidson. 10. Sally, May 26. 17S2. died Janu- 
ary, 1856, at Hulberton : married 


(IV) Sylvester, son of Colonel Jacob (2) 
Ford, was born at Austerlitz. New York, No- 
vember 8. 1770, died at Oneonta. New York, 
January 20. 1846: married, November 17, 
1791, Lydia Reed. Children, born at Auster- 
litz: I. Vina, October 26, 1792, died Decem- 
ber 12. 1845; married Dr. Cuyler Tanned. 2. 
Sally, .\pril 19, 1794, died July 25. 1799. 3. 

Harriet, February 5, 1796, died September 

29. 1865 ; married Allen Wass. 4. Eliakim 
R.. mentioned below. 5. Jacob, December 22, 
1799, died August 11, 1867; married Eunice 
Clark. 6. Samantha, August 30, 1801, died 
October 15, 1875: married James Slade. 7. 
Lydia, March 12, 1803. died November 2, 
1888; married Isaac S. Ford. 8. Sylvester, 
December 26. 1804, died December 17, 1882; 
married Pamelia Hand. 9. Alexander Ham- 
ilton, October 23, 1806, died in 1875 ; mar- 
ried Julia Atkins. 10. Caroline. January 8, 
1809, died February 7 following. 11. Julia, 
March 25, 1810, died August 11, 1814. 12. 
George, December 18. 181 1, died November 
14, 1880; married (first) Maria Atkins: (sec- 
ond) Rachel Whitman. 13. Aaron. October 
14. 1815, died January 15. 1895: married 
Nancy Fairchild. 

(V) Eliakim R., son of Sylvester Ford, was 
born at Westerlo, Albany county. New York, 
November 9. 1797, died at Oneonta, New 
York, July 21. 1873. He married. July 24. 
1823. Harriet Emmons, who died November 

30, 1890. Children: i. Jane, born Septem- 
ber 20. 1824: married. October 9, 1849, E. D. 
Saunders. 2. DeWitt, mentioned below. 3. 
Annette, January 17, 1829, died June, 191 1; 
married, June 5, 185 1, Timothy D. Watkins. 
4. Ellen. November 23. 1831. died October 7, 
1832. 5. Helen W.. September 15. 1833. died 
June 4. 1863. 6. Raymond L.. June 14. 1836; 
married (first ) October 9. 1859, De Ette Hop- 
kins : (second) March 2, 1871, Cylinda War- 
ner. 7. Sylvester, August 11. 1838. 8. Imo- 
gen, August 4. 1840, died February 4, 1864; 
married. December 31. 1855, Erastus W. Hop- 
kins. 9. Clinton E.. November 11, 1842: mar- 
ried. September 30. 1875, Helen M. Wales. 
10. Julia Ada, August 18, 1845 : married, 
January 25, 1882. Clift'ord S. Arms. 11. Elia- 
kim R. Jr.. February 26. 185 1 ; married. Sep- 
tember 3, 1874, Hannah !\Iears. 

(VI) DeWitt, son of Eliakim R. Ford, 
was born December 24, 1826. died May 17, 
1909. He married, February 22, 1848, Caro- 
line M. Fairchild. Children: I. Annie Caro- 
line, born April 23, 1849: married, in 1868, 
Judge Alvin McCrary. son of Abner and Nar- 
cissa (Mangam) McCrary: children: Grace, 
married Lkwellyn A. Hamill and has two 
children. Margaret and Harriet Hamill. 2. 
Edward Emmons, married Winifred Parsons ; 
one son. DeWitt. born December, 1897. 3. 
Harriet, married Tames Stewart: children: 



William, Hugh Ford and Caroline Stewart. 

4. Helen, married Herman Stutzer ; children : 
Helen and Marjorie (twins), born October 
31, 1886, and Elise Stutzer, February 9, 1890. 

5. Julia C, mentioned below. 6. J. Ada. Sep- 
tember 22, 1863; married A. Ward Ford (see 
Ford VI). 

(VH) Julia C, dauo-hter of DeWitt Ford, 
married Harlow E. Bundy. They reside at 
Endicott, Broome county. New York. Chil- 
dren, born at Endicott : Helen Fairchild 
Bundy, February 26. 1886: Bruce Ford 
Bundy, January 2~ , 1893 ; Margaret Bundy, 
January 5, 1895. 

Numerous pioneers of the sur- 
KINNEY name Kenney or Kinney came 

to Massachusetts with tlie 
Scotch-Irish immigration that began in 1718. 
There was also a branch of the family, gen- 
erally spelling the name Kinne in the early 
days, tracing their ancestry to Henry Kinne, 
born 1624, coming from Holland to Salem, 
Massachusetts ; his grandsons came to Pres- 
ton, Connecticut. In Windham and New Lon- 
don counties, Connecticut, there settled vari- 
ous branches of the Scotch-Irish families and 
in the adjacent county of Worcester, Massa- 
chusetts. Daniel Kenney or Kinney came with 
brothers, Jonathan and Theophilus, from Ul- 
ster province, Ireland, August 4, 17 18, and 
after living a time in Salem and Danvers, 
came to Sutton, Worcester county, in 1720, 
and his descendants have been numerous and 
distinguished in this section. The brothers 
are said to have settled also in this section. 
(I) Joseph Kinney doubtless a relative of 
Daniel Kenney or Kinney, as it is known that 
he was son of a Scotch-Irish pioneer, was 
born at Plainfield, Windham county, Connec- 
ticut, in 1755, died June 3, 1841, in Sheshe- 
quin, Pennsylvania. He was a soldier in the 
revolution and his record appears in "Kulp's 
Families of Wyoming Valley." Unless his 
name is misspelled, however, his service is 
not recorded in the revolutionary archives of 
Connecticut. He was at Dorchester Heights 
during the siege of Boston in March. 1776, 
and earlier. He was in the Long Island cam- 
paign under Washington in the following 
summer, was wounded in the leg and taken 
prisoner, serving three months in the old pri- 
son ship "Jersey." suffering greatly. He 
limped Iiome on foot and afterward enlisted 
again in the northern arniv, taking i)art in the 

battle of Saratoga, when Burgoxne surren- 
dered, October 17, 1777. He returned to his 
home in Plainfield. and in 1778 went with 
other Connecticut men to the Wyoming Val- 
ley, where he married Sarah, eldest daughter 
of General Simon Spalding. With his father- 
in-law and others, he removed to Sheshequin, 
Luzerne county, now Bradford, in 1783, and 
made his home there permanently. His farm 
there descended to his great-grandson, Hon. 
O. D. Kinney. In Wyoming he had been a 
school teacher, but in later life he followed 
farming. He built and occupied the second 
frame house built in the \'alley. 

He was appointed justice of the jieace in 
1 79 1 for the Tioga district, and was one of 
the first county commissioners, being elected 
on the Federalist ticket in 18 12. He was a 
well-to-do and influential citizen, progressive 
in his methods of agriculture. He was a life- 
long student, sound in judgment, logical in 
reasoning, and possessed of a remarkable 
memory. He had a profound knowledge of 
the Bible and delighted in the theological con- 
troversy. His home was the stopping place 
of all itinerant preachers. "Joseph Kinney," 
says Timothy Pickering in a letter to Gover- 
nor Mifflin, dated .\ugust 16. 1791, "was 
pretty early appointed a judge of the com- 
mon ]jleas, but fulh' expecting to remove to 
the state of New York, he sent to the court 
a letter of resignation, but I do not know that 
his resignation was ever declared to the execu- 
tive council. I believe it was not. He lived 
near Tioga, where Esquire Hollenback was 
sometimes present, and to which neighbor- 
hood Esquire Murray moved up from Shaw- 
nee. Mr. Kinney was disappointed in respect 
to the lands in York state to which he meant 
to go. and has remained in Luzerne." He 
sat as judge, June 2, 1789, for the first time. 

He married, June 22. 1781, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Captain Simon Spalding. "It was an 
occasion of unusual festivity and joy." She 
died June 4, 1840, aged seventy-seven years. 
Children: i. Ruth, drowned in childhood. 
2. Simon, born August 26, 1784, died in In- 
diantown, Illinois, September 11. 1859: was 
one of the first two children born in Sheshe- 
quin. 3. Ruth, married Warren Brown. 4. 
George, born May 13, 1788, died April 29, 
1862. 5. Charles. 6. Sarah, died in Sheshe- 
quin, ]\iarch 14, 1856, aged sixty-four : mar- 
ried Lockwood Smith. 7. Lucy, died in 1868, 
aeed seventv-two ^-ears : married Thomas 



:\Iarshall. of Sheshequin. 8. Guy, mentioned 
below, y. Wealthy, died August i8, 1868, 
aged si.xty-eight ; married Guy Tozer,^ of 
Athens, Pennsylvania. 10. Perley, died Sep- 
tember 4, 1845, killed accidentally in a thresh- 
ing machine. n. Mina. married Stephen 
Smith and removed to Illinois, where, he was 
sheriff of Bureau county. 12. Phebe, died 
November 17, 1867. 

(II) Guy, son of Joseph Kinney, was born 
at Sheshequin. Pennsylvania, ]\larch 20, 1799, 
died there October 25, 1872. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of his native town, 
where during his entire active life he followed 
farming foi" his occupation. In politics he 
was a \\'hig. He married Matilda Gore, born 
November 6. 1800, in Sheshequin, died there 
February 20, 1861, daughter of Avery and 
Lucv Gore. Children: Ellen, Newton, Rox- 
anna, Ada, Avery. Simon. Henry Clay, men- 
tioned below : Ida. 

(III) Henry Clay, son of Guy Kinney, was 
born in Sheshequin, Pennsylvania. August 6. 
1839. died there March 11. 1871. He was 
ef'ucated in the public schools of his native 
town. He also followed farming and spent 
his entire life in Sheshequin. He was well- 
informed, a constant reader, gifted with a fine 
mind, sound judgment and sterling character. 
In politics he was a Republican. He took an 
active part in public affairs and was honored 
with various offices of trust and responsibil- 
itv. He married. November 18. 1863, Ama- 
zilla Horton, born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, 
August 18. 1840. and is now living in Wav- 
erly. New York, daughter of William B. and 
]\Ielinda (Blackman) Horton, and grand- 
daughter of Elijah Horton. Children, born 
at Sheshequin: i. Harry Gordon, born Sep- 
tember 8, 1864. died December 3. 1864. 2. 
Horace Horton, mentioned below. 3. Helene 
Lora. born April 7. 1870: married Howard 
Conant, principal of the Holyoke high school. 
Holyoke. Massachusetts: children: Blanche 
Conant, born December 31. 1898; Ruth Eliza- 
beth Conant. March 16. 1901. 

(I\) Horace Horton. son of Henry Clay 
Kinnev. was born at Sheshequin, Pennsyl- 
vania,'june 6, 1868. After the death of his 
father, he came with his mother to Waverly. 
New York, in 1876, when eight years old. and 
he has made his home there since that time. 
He attended the Waverly public schools. He 
studied music in New York and Italy, going 
abroad for this ]uirpose twice and taking les- 

sons of famous teachers there. He has made 
music his profession and devotes his time to 
the instruction of his pupils. He has a studio 
at Waverly. 

The Hunter family came early 
HUNTER to \'irginia and ]\faryland. In 
1790 there were twenty-one 
families of this name in ^laryland: David, 
two by name of Ezekial, three by name of 
George, three by name of James, two by name 
of John, Joseph, Joshua, two by name of Pe- 
ter, Thomas, and five by name of William. 
The fact that the names George, James and 
\\'illiam were favorites in the family indicates 
that most of the Hunters were likewise of the 
same family. The records of ^laryland are 
not available for tracing the relationship, how- 
ever. One of the James Hunters lived in Anne 
Arundel county, another at North Susque- 
hanna Hundrec'l, Cecil county, near Pennsyl- 
vania, and he was a man of years as shown 
bv the fact that he had in his family three 
males over sixteen, one under that age and 
four females in 1790. James Hunter, of Tal- 
bot county, had five in his family. 

(I) James Hunter, of the [Maryland family, 
came from Baltimore, Maryland, and settled 
in Oswego county. New York, where he fol- 
lowed farming. He married Isabell Crockett. 
Children : John. Thomas. James C. Margaret. 

(II) John, son of James Hunter, was born 
at Baltimore, Maryland, died in 1899. He 
was a farmer of Sterling \'alley, Oswego 
county. New York. He married Mary Conrad. 
Children : Samuel C, married Helen Tuller ; 
lames Conrad, mentioned below : Thomas, 
mentioned below ; \\'illiam. married Leona 
Hall ; Tohn. married Ella Charlton ; Robert B.. 
married Bella Mosher : Anna B., married 
Thomas Melvin Slater. 

(III) James Conrad, son of John Hunter, 
was born in Sterling \'alley. Oswego county. 
New York, .August 13, 1859. He attended 
the public schools of his native town and the 
Business College at Utica. New York. After 
leaving school he assisted his father on the 
farm for a vear. He then embarked in general 
contracting, in partnership with his brother. 
Samuel C" Hunter. For two years the firm 
was engaged upon a contract for constructing 
a section "of the West Shore railroad. After- 
wards thev built a section of the Beach Creek, 
Cleerfield'& South Western railroad. Sub- 
sequentlv he engaged in the manufacture of 



Turk Water Meters in partnership witli his 
father and ]''. W. Turk. The business was 
estabhshed in Syracuse and afterward re- 
moved to Fulton, Xew York. In 1891 he be- 
came president of the Hunter Fan and Motor 
Company. He is also treasurer of the Hunter 
Arms Company, and director of the Battle 
Island Paper Company. He was formerly a 
director of the Citizens' National Liank of 
Fulton, and is a director of the Sleeper Ranch 
Company of Wyoming. He is a prominent 
member of the Presbyterian church and is 
treasurer of its mission funds, and in politics 
is a Republican. He married, October 2, 1883, 
Martha E., born in Sterling, New York, 
daughter of James and Mary ( Cooper ) Mc- 
Knight. Children: Florence I.. Hazel \'., 
Harold McKnight, Donald Conrad. 

(HI) Thomas Hunter, third son of John 
and Mary (Conrad) Hunter, was born at 
Sterling, New York, in 186 1. He attended 
the public schools of his native town, where 
he acquired a practical education, and later 
was a student at the Business College of 
Utica, Xew York. He then spent two years 
on his father's farm, after which he was asso- 
ciated wi'th iiis father and brother in the build- 
ing of the lieach Creek, Cleerheld & South 
Western railroad, and after that was employed 
for two years with the J. L. Thompson .Manu- 
facturing Company of Syracuse, New Yoi-k. 
In 1889 his father and he erected the present 
plant of the Plunter Arms Company at I'ulton, 
of which company Thomas Hunter is now act- 
ing in the capacity of president. He is also 
president of the First National Bank of Ful- 
ton, president of the I.attle Island Paper Com- 
pany, and treasurer of the Hunter Fan & ^lo- 
tor Company. He is an active member of the 
Presbyterian Church of Fulton, and his politi- 
cal allegiance is given to the Republican party. 
He is one of the enterprising and energetic 
business men of Fulton, honored and respected 
for his sterling traits of character. Pie mar- 
ried Helen Slocum. 

The l.lateman family, repre- 
RATEMAN sentatives of which reside in 
New York City, also in Cen- 
tral New York, where they are highly re- 
spected for their many sterling characteristics, 
bearing well their part in the various duties 
assigned them, was founded in this country 
by Benjamin Bateman. a native of England. 
(I) Benjamin Bateni.-m. the progenitor of 

the family, was born in Yorkshire, England, 
November 7. 1808. died in Hamilton, Madi- 
son county. New York, July 25, 1870, buried 
in Sherburne, Chenango county. New York. 
He was reared, educated and married in his 
native land. In early manhood, deciding that 
the opportunities for advancement were bet- 
ter in the new than the old world, he left his 
native land, accompanied by his wife, and set 
sail for the United States. He settled first in 
(Jncida county. New York, where he devoted 
his attention to agricultural pursuits, and later 
removed to Hamilton, Madison county. New 
York, where he engaged in the express and 
transportation business, freighting, etc.. and 
also conducted an omnibus route, which lines 
of work he followed successfully for the re- 
mainder of his days. The death of his wife 
occurred in Sherburne, New York, some time 
previous to that of his. They were the par- 
ents of three children, all of whom were born 
after their arrival in this country : William 
( see forward) : Fannie, married George 
I*"rink : George Washington (see forward). 

( II ) William, son of Benjamin Bateman, 
was born May 25, 1841, in New York state, 
(lied in New York City in June, 1908, and his 
remains were interred in Kensico cemetery. 
After completing his studies he turned his 
attention to farming, which he followed until 
the breaking out of the civil war, when he 
enlisted in the 60th Regiment, New York 
lnfantr\-: he received an honorable discharge 
from the service of the government in 1862; 
he later reenlisted in the 20th Regiment, New 
Cavalry, as quartermaster-sergeant, and served 
to the close of hostilities. He then returned 
to Hamilton, New York, and engaged in the 
marble business. In 1872 he removed to Nor- 
wich, New York, where he also engaged in the 
marble business, and subsequentl}' removed to 
Xew York City, where he followed the same 
line of work, and where he resided for the re- 
mainder of his days. He was active in the 
affairs of the communities where he resided, 
and held membership in the Grand Army of 
the Republic of Norwich, New York. He 
married, in i860, Elizabeth McKeon, born in 
Ireland, came to the United States in 1858-59: 
she died in 1897 in New York City and her 
remains were interred in Kensico cemetery. 
Children : I. Jennie S.. born March 31, 1861 : 
married (first) Euclid B. Rogers: (second) 
Frank R. Davenport. 2. William Irving (see 
forward). 3. Lillian F., born in Hamilton, 



New York, June 30, 1870; married (first) 
Harry F. Baldwick ; (second) Harry C. Tar- 

(H) George Washington, son of Benjamin 
Bateman, was born in Sherburne, Chenango 
county, New York, August 25, 1847. He at- 
tended the common schools adjacent to his 
home, after which he served an apprenticeship 
at the marble cutting business, at which he 
worked for the long period of forty-five years. 
He is a Baptist in religion, and a Republican 
in politics. He married, in Hamilton, New 
York, March 14, 1867, Olivia M. Buell, born 
in Hamilton, December 5, 1846, daughter of 
Eli and Phebe Buell, the former of whom 
was a harnessmaker by trade. 

(IH) ^^"illiam Irving, son of William and 
Elizabeth (McKeon) Bateman, was born in 
Sherburne, Chenango county. New York, Sep- 
tember 22, 1863. He obtained a practical edu- 
cation in the schools of Norwich, New York, 
and upon attaining young manhood became a 
salesman for a New York City commercial 
house, in which capacity he served for about 
ten years. He then became manager of the 
United States Trust Company Bank Building, 
45 Wall street. New York City, which posi- 
tion he still retains, discharging his duties in 
a highly commendable manner. He is a mem- 
ber of the Royal Arcanum, Loyal Association, 
Chenango County Association, and the De- 
fendam Association, which is composed of 
veterans of the 22nd Regiment Engineers. 
New York. 

He married, in New York City, April 12, 
1892, Jennie A. Johnston, born in New York 
City, daughter of Thomas and Sarah A. (Car- 
penter) Johnston. One child, Samuel Irving, 
born in New York City, September 14, 1893. 

The name Martin is of uncer- 
MARTIX tain derivation. It is not only 

of frequent occurrence in the 
old world, but it became common in America 
from an early period, and may be found 
amongst the early settlers of Massachusetts, 
Connecticut, New Hampshire, Virginia and 
other colonies. The name is variously spelled 
even in the records of the same family, as 
Martin, Martyn, Marten, Marttin, Marteem, 
Martain and Mortine. In nearly all the coun- 
tries of western Europe the name Martin is 
very common, and there is nothing in the 
name alone to determine the nationality of 
the family which bears it. The first of whom 

record appears was Martin of Tours, a Nor- 
man, who made a conquest of the territory 
of Cemmes or Kemeys, in the county of Pem- 
broke, England, about 1077. Martin was the 
surname of the Lords of Cemmes for seven 
generations, when, by the death of William 
Martin, Lord Cemmes, the line became ex- 
tinct. The name of ^^lartin was still kept up 
in Somerset by Robert Martin, a younger son 
of Nicholas Fitz-Martin, and doubtless by 
other younger branches of the family, and it 
is believed that from one of these younger 
branches are descended those of the name who 
came to New England. 

There are no less than thirty-nine coats-of- 
arms belonging to Martin families and fifty 
to Martyn families in England. Some of these 
families have seats in Lockynge, county Berks : 
Bowton, county Cambridge; Bodmin, county 
Cornwall ; Athelhampston, county Dorset, and 
Long Melford, county Suffolk ; Plymouth, 
county Devon. One of the coats-of-arms sim- 
ilar to many of the family is : Argent a chev- 
ron between three mascles sable with a bor- 
dure engrailed gules. Crest : A cockatrice's 
head between two wings. Alotto : Initiiim sa- 
pieiitiae est timor Domini. 

More than a dozen of this name came to 
New England before 1650. Christopher Mar- 
tin, who came in the "Mayflower," left no de- 
scendants ; the whole family was swept away 
by disease in the first infection. Richard Mar- 
tin, an early settler at Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire, was one of the founders of the 
church there in 1671 ; deputy to the General 
Court, 1672-9; speaker of the house, council- 
lor, 1680. He married, December i, 1653, 
Sarah, daughter of John Tuttle, of Boston. 
He married (second) the widow of John Deni- 
son, daughter of Samuel Symonds; (third) 
Elizabeth, widow of Tobias Lear, daughter of 
Henry Sherburne; (fourth) Alary, daughter 
of Benning Wentworth. His wife died Janu- 
ary 2, 1693. Children of first wife: Mary; 
Sarah ; Richard, graduate of Harvard, 1680, 
died 1690 ; Elizabeth ; Hannah ; Michael ; John, 
soldier in King Philip's War; Elias. 

(I) George Martin, doubtless brother of 
Richard, mentioned above, came from Eng- 
land in the employ of Samuel Winsley about 
1639. He was a commoner when he bought 
John Cole's rights in 1643, i" Salisbury, Mas- 
sachusetts, and he was an original commoner 
and lot-layer of Amesbury in 1654-5. He took 
the oath of fidelity in 1646 and again in 1677. 



His petition to the General Court. 1648, was 
referred to the Hampton Court. He was a 
blacksmith by trade. He lived west of the 
Powow river as early as 1649, "i^d received 
many grants in what is now Amesbury, from 
1654 to 1664. His will was dated January 19, 
1683, and proved November 23, 1686. His 
first wife died in 1646; he married (second) 
August II, 1646, Susanna, daughter of Rich- 
ard North. His wife was charged with witch- 
craft during the dreadful delusion of the 
times, was arrested April 30, 1692, tried at 
Salem, June 29, and executed July 19, 1692. 
The most damaging evidence against her was 
that she went afoot from Amesbur)- to New- 
bury in "a dirty season," without getting her 
clothing wet; she was a short, active woman, of 
remarkable neatness, "one who scorned to be 
drabbled." She had been accused of witch- 
craft before, April i, 1669, when her hus- 
band sued William Sargent for slander in 
calling her a witch. The jury found for the 
defendant, but the court did not concur. Mar- 
tin then gave bonds for his wife's appearance 
on a charge of witchcraft. Children : Han- 
nah, born February i, 1643-4; Richard, born 
1647 at Salisbury; George, born October 21, 
1648, mentioned below ; John, January 26, 
1650-1 ; Esther, April 7, 1653; Jane, Novem- 
ber 2, 1656; Abigail, September 10, 1659; Wil- 
liam, December 11, 1662; Samuel, September 
29, 1667, died young. 

(H) George (2), son of George (i) Mar- 
tin, was born October 21, 1648, at Salisbury, 
Massachusetts. He settled in that part of 
Ipswich called Chebacco, later Essex. His 
name appears among the residents having pas- 
turage for horses on the common in 1697, 
and he was a commoner or proprietor in 1707. 
Abraham and Henry Martin also lived in 
Ipswich at the same time. He died at Che- 
bacco, April 14, 1734, aged eighty-six, and 
his death record corresponds exactly with the 
birth record given. The "History of Salis- 
bury and Amesbury" states that he was not 
mentioned in his father's will. In 1734 let- 
ters of administration were granted to John 
Martin and John Howard, his son and son-in- 
law. The inventory shows an estate valued 
at eight hundred and eighty-one pounds. The 
principal street of Chebacco is Martin street, 
doubtless named for this family. He left a 
widow, Elizabeth, whose family name is not 
known. The record of birth of his children 
is found on the Ipswich records : George, 

mentioned below ; Elizabeth, September 12, 
1682, probably died young; John, born Octo- 
ber 6, 1686, died about 1760; Mary, born Au- 
gust 7, 1692; Joseph, December 2b, 1694, died 
about 1726; Ebenezer, April 20, 1697, died 
July 13, 1775. 

(Ill) George (3j, son of George (2) Mar- 
tin, was born at Chebacco, September 17, 1680. 
He married Anna, daughter of John Choate, 
of Ipswich, Massachusetts, November 29, 1706. 
Although they were married in Ipswich, they 
must soon have removed to Windham county, 
Connecticut, as their child Elizabeth was born 
there, January 17, 1708. From this it would 
appear that George Martin settled in Con- 
necticut about the year 1707. His brother 
Ebenezer probably followed him there some 
years later. Thus the eldest and the young- 
est brothers of the family moved from Massa- 
chusetts to Connecticut, an item of family his- 
tory which repeated itself more than one hun- 
dred years afterward, when George Martin's 
great-grandson, Cyril Martin, the eldest of 
his family, moved to New York state, to be 
followed there some years later by his young- 
est brother Zalmon. 

George Martin's first wife died, it would 
seem, shortly after the birth of their first and 
only child. He married ( second ) Mercy, whose 
family name is not known. Some think she 
was a Choate. No record can be found at 
Ipswich of this marriage, and it probably took 
place at Windham. Children of George and 

Mercy (— ) Martin: Mercy, born June 

25, 1710; George, born April 19, 1712, died 
July, 1794; Sarah, born March 31, 1721 ; 
-Anna, born July 17, 1725. George Martin's 
wife Mercy died August i, 1730, and he mar- 
ried (third) Mercy Lincoln, November 5, 
1730. He died August 15, 1755, aged seventy- 
five years. His widow died August 4, 1760. 

(IV) George (4), only son of George (3) 
and Mercy Martin, was born in Windham 
county, Connecticut, April 19, 1712. He mar- 
ried, October 23, 1733, Grace Howard, of 
Ipswich, Massachusetts. She probably was a 
relative of John Howard, who married his 
aunt, Mary Martin, and may have been his 
cousin. Children of George Martin and Grace 
(Howard) Martin: Jonathan, born August 7, 
1734, died September 24, 1744; and David, 
born February 22, 1736, died September 17, 
1823. George Martin's wife Grace died No- 
vember 12, 1736, and he married (second) 
Sarah, daughter of William and Rebeckah 



Gould Durkee. May 12, 1737; she was born 
March 3, 1714. Children: i. Grace Utley, 
born ^larch 6, 1738; died August, 1775. 2. 
Sarah, born ]\lay i, 1739; died March 7, 1820. 
3. Gideon, born September 24, 1740; died 
January 19, 1808. 4. Aaron, born July 30, 
1742; died 1819. 5. Mary (or Mercy), born 
April 18, 1744; died January 11, 1817. 6. 
Jonathan, born ^lay 24, 1746; died September 
17, 1746. 7. Rebeckah, born July 3, 1747. 8. 
Lucy, born May 6, 1749. 9. George (twin), 
born April 7 (or 13th), 1751 ; died April 29, 
1751. 10. William (twin of George), died 
November 27, 1816. 11. George, born No- 
vember 16, 1753; died October 21, 1830. 
George Martin (4) was probably a farmer, and 
lived in Windham county until his death, in 
July, 1794. at which time he was eighty-two 
years of age. His wife Sarah died December 
5, 1807. 

(V) George (5), youngest child of George 
(4) and Sarah (Durkee) Martin, was born 
in Windham county, Connecticut, November 
'6. 1753- He married. May 7. 1778, Sarah 
Simmons, of Ashford. Connecticut, who was 
born December i, 1755, and died in Cortland 
county, New York, December 10, 1841. George 
Martin was a farmer, and lived on what is 
known as Parrish Hill, situated about equi- 
distant from the villages of Windham, Scot- 
land and Chaplin, being about four miles from 
each. Whether or not he served in the war of 
the revolution is a question of considerable 
importance and interest. In "Services of Con- 
necticut Men in the War of the Revolution," 
compiled by the state of Connecticut, mention 
is made of a George Martin, of Windham 
county, who enlisted and served three vears. 
but the weight of the evidence would seem 
to prove that this man was a cousin of the 
George IMartin under consideration. How- 
ever, the matter is a subject of debate and is 
not as yet definitely settled. George Martin 
died October 20. (or 21), 1830, at his home on 
Parrish Hill, aged seventy-seven years. It is 
said that he died suddenly, probably of some 
intracranial rupture. His remains were in- 
terred in the burying-grounds a short dis- 
tance south of the village of Hampton, Con- 
necticut. Old inhabitants of the region in 
which he lived, and who were living in the 
latter part of the last century, bore testimony 
to the generosity and kindness of heart of 
George Martin. He was prominent among 
those of his neighborhood in carrying relief 

and assistance to the poor and attlicted. Not- 
withstanding this, he was not popular with 
the religious element, on account of his liberal 
views in matters of theology, inclining toward 
Universalism. After the death of George 
Martin, his son Zaimon made the journey 
from Solon, New York, and took his widowed 
mother back with him to that place, where 
she_died, as related above, on December 10, 
1841, according to the best information to be 
obtained, although one report fixes the date 
as 1835. Children of George Martin and 
Sarah Simmons: i. Cyril, born March 5, 
1779; died December 9, 1865, 2, Lora, born 
March 4, 1782; died February 28, 1786. 3. 
Erastus, born September 11. 1784; died Fei)- 
ruary 21, 1786. 4. Erastus, born December 
14, 1786; died August 24, 1868. 5. Elijah. 
l)orn February 10, 1789; died November 16, 
1818. 6. Zaimon, born June 14. 1791 : died 
June 4, 1876. 7. Ralph, born October 29. 
1793. 8. Sarah, born Januar\- 9. 1797: died 
March 19, 1867. 

(VI) Cyril, eldest child of George (5) Mar- 
tin and Sarah (Simmons) Martin, was born in 
Windham county, Connecticut, March 5, 1779. 
He married, in March, 1803, Lucy Welch. 
He removed from Connecticut to Solon, Cort- 
land county. New York, in the spring of 1814. 
arriving in Solon in the latter part of April 
of that year. He settled on the main road 
from Cortland to Solon, about a mile and a 
half west of the latter place. His farm was 
of considerable size, and in latter years has 
been known as the Captain Peck farm. He 
was a man of considerable education and 
taught school for several years. He was 
quite prominent in the alifairs of town and 
county, and was supervisor of Solon in 1823. 
He was very fond of reading, and had a re- 
markable memory, especially for dates. He 
was originally a Democrat, but became a Re- 
publican in latter life. He died at the resi- 
dence of his son, Giles Martin, with whom 
he lived during the last years of his life, on 
Saturda}', December g, 1865, aged eighty-six 
years. His wife had died many years pre- 
viously, on August 19, 1835. They were both 
buried in the old burying-ground at McGraw- 
ville, but the burying-ground having been 
abandoned and left uncared for, their son, 
Simmons Martin, had the remains of his pa- 
rents, with those of his infant sister, removed 
to the family plot in the Cortland cemetery. 
Children of Cvril and Luc\' (\\'elch) Martin: 



I. Simmons, born December 7, 1807; died 
August 16, 1895. 2. Ralph, born December 
27, 1809; died July 6, 1899. 3- Laura, born 
about 181 1 ; died about 1863. 4. Giles, born 
May 23, 1819; died February 2, 1895. 5. 
Lydia, born May, 1821 ; died March. 1822, 
aged ten months. 

Of the above children, Ralph, who was born 
in Mansfield, Connecticut, married, June 7, 
1843, Caroline Hammond, and in 1855 re- 
moved with his family to Belvidere, Illinois, 
and afterward to Michigan, finally settling on 
a farm in the town of Walton, Eaton county, 
where he died. His children and descendants 
to a considerable number are living, chiefly 
in Eaton county. Michigan, Laura Martin 
died in Onondaga county, New York, un- 

(VI) Zalmon, fifth son of George (5) and 
Sarah (Simmons) Martin, was born in Wind- 
ham county, Connecticut, June 14, 1791. He 
married, December 3, 1814, Harriet Green- 
slit, who was born September 12, 1789, and 
died January 13, 1871. Zalmon Martin en- 
listed in the war of 1812 for a brief period, 
and was a sergeant from June 7 to June 14, 
181 3. After his marriage he removed to 
Burlington, Vermont, and from there to So- 
lon, New York. The exact date of his re- 
moval to Solon is not known, but it was be- 
tween 181 5 and 1820, his eldest child being 
born in Burlington in the former year, and 
his second child in Solon, in May, 1820. Zal- 
mon had a considerable local reputation as a 
wall layer. He died June 4, 1876, aged eighty - 
five years. Children of Zalmon and Harriet 
(Greenslit) Martin: i. Ralph, born August 
31, 1 81 5; died August 28, 1878. 2. Louisa, 
born May 9, 1820; died August 14, 1885. 3. 
\\'illiam, born May 24, 1823. 4. Jeannette, 
born June 17, 1834. Of the above children, 
Ralph, who grew to manhood in Solon, where 
he came with his parents when a small child, 
married Lydia L. Warner, of Homer, New 
York, November 22, 1839, and in 1840 re- 
moved to Waukegan, Illinois, where he re- 
sided until 1858, when he removed to Trem- 
pealeau, Wisconsin ; he died at Trempealeau, 
August 27, 1878, aged sixty-three years; he 
had six children, most of whom survived him. 
Louisa, the eldest daughter, married James 
Ford Totman, a mason by trade, and who died 
September 10, 1886: they lived in Cortland 
county the greater portion of their lives, but 
spent their latter years at Groton, Tompkins 

county, where she died August 14, 1885'; they 
had three children : LeRoy, Martin and 
George. William, the youngest son, was born 
in FYeetown, and married, September 14, 
1843, Minerva Randall; she having died June 
7, 1861, he married, April 2, 1862, Lodeskia 
Hall, who died July 6, 1880. He removed to 
Brocton, New York, where his three children 
were born. He was a farmer by occupation. 
He married his third wife, Elizabeth Keys, 
March 30, 1881. Jeannette, the youngest 
daughter, married, February 4, 1852, Septi- 
mus Rice, who died February 5, 1858; she 
removed to Brocton, Chautauc^ua county, in 
1863, and married (second) George Fitch. 
He having died September 25, 1869, she mar- 
ried (third) .A.. W. Baker, March 31, 1881 ; 
she had two children, both by her first hus- 

(VII) Simmons, eldest child of Cyril and 
Lucy (Welch) Martin, was born at Mansfield, 
Connecticut, December 7, 1807. When about 
six years of age he removed with his parents 
to Solon, New York. He married, October 
27, 1840, Lucy Wildman, who was born Au- 
gust 25, 1817, and died April 12, 1893. Sim- 
mons Alartin had blue eyes and light com- 
plexion, and was of medium height and build. 
He passed his life in Solon and Freetown, 
pursuing the occupation of a farmer. He 
died at the home of his son Aldin, at East 
Freetown, August 16, 1895, aged nearly 
eighty-eight years. His remains were in- 
terred in the cemetery at Cortland. Children 
of Simmons and Lucy (Wildman) .Martin: i. 
Jane L., born January 5, 1842. 2. Ellen L., 
iDorn June 17, 1843; died j\lay 12, 1885. 3. 
Romelia. born May 23, 1845. 4. Horace, born 
February 28, 1848. 5. Orville, born August 
30, 1850. 6. Aldin, born May 13, 1853 ; died 
June 22, 1901. 

(VII) Giles, youngest son of Cyril and 
Lucy (Welch) Martin, was born in Solon, 
New York, May 23, 1819. He married, July 
13, 1848, Martha Jane, daughter of George 
and Johanna (Whitman) Burlingham ; she 
was born in Solon, October 11, 1830, and died 
July 18, 1889. Giles Martin settled on the 
old homestead' on the main road from Solon 
to McGrawville, afterwards known as the Cap- 
tain Peck farm; but in 1850 or 1851 pur- 
chased a farm about a mile and half north- 
west of the village of Solon, on which he re- 
sided for the remainder of his life. He took 
but little interest in politics, but affiliated with 



the Republican party. His death occurred 
February 2, 1895, at the age of nearly seventy- 
six years. Children of Giles Martin and 
Martha Jane (Burhngham) Martin: i. Mary 
Estelle, born November 20, 1852. 2. Sarah 
Matilda, born January 19, 1861. 3. Will Day- 
ton, born February 11, 1868. 

(VIII) Jane L., eldest child of Simmons and 
Lucy (Wildman) Martin, was born January 
5, 1842. She married Ezra Loomis, Septem- 
ber 21, 1859, by whom she had one child, Fred, 
who removed to Oklahoma, where he married 
and raised a family, and where he still re- 
sides. Mr. Loomis having been killed in a 
railroad accident, Jane Martin married (sec- 
ond) Joseph Wavle, October 28, 1874. She 
is still living, and resides at McGraw, New 

(VIII) Ellen L., second daughter of Sim- 
mons and Lucy (Wildman) Martin, was born 
June 17, 1843. She married Simon L. Tar- 
bell January 17, 1867. They removed to Kan- 
sas, where she died May 12, 1885, leaving 
two children Alice and Frank. 

(VIII) Romelia, third daughter of Sim- 
mons and Lucy (Wildman) Martin, was born 
May 23, 1845. She married Jerry Greenman, 
and removed to Kansas, where she is still 
living. No children. 

(VIII) Horace, eldest son of Simmons and 
Lucy (Wildman) Martin, was born February 
28, 1848. He married, November 29, 1867, 
Lavinia Underwood, daughter of Alanson and 
Laura (Stafiford) Underwood. He is a farrner 
and cheese and butter maker by occupation, 
owning a large farm in Freetown, Cortland 
county, and a well appointed creamery in 
Solon. Mr. Martin has traveled quite exten- 
sively, having made three trips to the Pacific 
coast. He is a Democrat in politics, and has 
served two terms as supervisor of Freetown. 
being first elected in 1889 and reelected in 
1890. He has his full share of Martin energy 
and industry, and is a leading business man 
of his town and county. Horace and Lavina 
(Underwood) Martin have two children : 
Anna, who married Clinton B. Maybury, and 
resides at East Homer ; and George, who mar- 
ried , and who is now living in Ithaca, 

New York. 

(VIII) Orville, second son of Simmons and 
Lucy (Wildman) Martin, was born August 
30, 1850. He married Helen A. Grant, May 
18, 1870. He engaged in farming, living for 
several vears on his father's farm in Solon, 

but in November, 1878, removed to Kansas, 
where he lived until May, 1882, at which time 
he returned to Solon. In March, 1885, he 
again went to Kansas, residing there until 
1890, when he removed to Corvallis, Oregon. 
About 1901 he purchased a farm of some seven 
hundred acres in the Umpqua river valley in 
Oregon, and has resided there until 191 1, 
when he removed to Rosebury, Oregon. He 
has four children, all girls, and all married 
and residing in Oregon. 

(VIII) Aldin, youngest child of Simmons 
and Lucy (Wildman) Martin, was born Alay 
13' 1853. He married Amy Hammond, Feb- 
ruary 22, 1880. He was a farmer by occupa- 
tion, owning two farms of a total acreage of 
over five hundred acres at the time of his 
death, June 22, 1901, which was caused by an 
accident in a saw mill owned by him. Al- 
though frightfully cut, he lived and was con- 
scious for several hours after the accident. 
He was progressive in his methods and was 
successful in his chosen field. In politics he 
was a Democrat. He had four children : Car- 
rie, Claud, Grace and Mildred, all Hving in 
Cortland county. 

(VIII) Mary Estelle, eldest child of Giles 
and Martha Jane (Burlingham) Martin, was 
born in Solon, Cortland county, November 20, 
1852. She was educated at the Cortland Acad- 
emy, Homer, New York, and married October 
2, 1872, Francis j\I. Kenyon. son of Samuel 
and Electa Kenyon. Taking up their resi- 
dence in Cortland shortly after their mar- 
riage, they have since resided at that place. 
They never had any children. 

(VIII) Sarah Matilda, second daughter of 
Giles and Martha Jane (Burlingham) Martin, 
was born in Solon, New York, January 19, 

She was educated at the State Normal 
School in Cortland, and the Michigan State 
Normal School at Ypsilanti, Michigan, where 
she was graduated in 1881. She taught one 
term in the fall of 1881 at the Cincinnatus 
Academy, Cincinnatus, New York. In the 
spring of 1882 she accepted a position as 
teacher in the high school of Birmingham, 
Michigan, remaining there until 1883, when 
she went to Muskegon, :\Iichigan, teaching 
there one year. She married. October 8, 
1884, Henry McMaster, of Birmingham, 
Michigan. They first settled in Hudson, 
Michigan, but afterward removed to Detroit, 
where thev still reside. Thev have four chil- 



dren : Robert Keith, Harry, Allan and Lil- 

(VIII j Will Dayton, only son of Giles and 
Martha Jane ( Burlinghani ) Martin, was born 
in Solon, February 11, 1868. Early coming to 
the belief that inheritance of property was an 
evil which should be condemned by the indi- 
vidual and prohibited by the state, and being- 
desirous that his personal action should be 
in accord with his convictions, he at the a^t 
of nineteen secured employment as a farm 
laborer in the western part of Cortland county, 
refusing at that time and on later occasions 
to accept any part of his parents' property. 
Having saved a small amount of money at this 
work, he entered the Elmira School of Com- 
merce at Elmira. New York, in the fall of 
1889, remaining there during the winter, and 
again working on farms in Seneca and Yates 
counties in the summer of 1890. He reentered 
the School of Commerce in the fall of 1890, 
and in March, 1891, secured a position in New 
York City. He married, February 22, 1896, 
Alice Masterson, who was born April 10, 1870, 
daughter of Peter and Margaret (Sheridan) 
Masterson. They took up their place of resi- 
dence at Ha.sbrouck Heights. Xew Jersey, 
where they still reside. 

Mr. Martin was elected secretary of the 
Hasbrouck Heights Building Loan and Sav- 
ings Association in i8g6, which position he 
still holds. In March. 1906, he was elected 
a member of the Hasbrouck Heights board 
of education, and was reelected in 1909, in 
which year he was also elected vice-president 
of the board. _ In April, 191 1, he was elected 
president. He has been for many years chair- 
man of the Prohibition county committee of 
Bergen county. New Jersey, and a member 
of the Prohibition state committee, and has 
been the nominee of his party for various of- 
fices, on several occasions coming close to 

He has one child, Horace beniniore, born 
June 26, 1898. 

Daniel DeWitt Harnden was 
HARNDEN born January 31, 1820, in 

Victor, New York, and died 
in Waverly, New York, May 7. 1907. His 
father diecl when he was a child : it is thought 
that he came from the north of Ireland and 
was of Norman stock, and that he served in 
the war of 1812: also it is said that one of 
the Harnden name was an admiral on the ship 

"Constitution." Daniel had a brother David 

Daniel DeWitt Harnden received a common 
school education and then studied medicine, 
being graduated from Hobart Medical Col- 
lege, at Geneva, New York, in 1844. For a 
time he practiced at Port Byron, New York, 
and then went to Chennmg, New York, in 
1847, where he practiced until 1861. He 
then moved to \A'averly, New York, where 
he remained in active practice until 
his death in 1907. He was a specialist 
in electrical treatment for disease, and was 
considered among the best in the state in that 
line. He was a member of the Tioga Medi- 
cal Society, and served as president of that 
society. For ten years he was county coroner, 
and he served as health officer for the town 
for many years. He was a trustee of the 
I\Iethodist church. He married, in 1844, Mar- 
tha J. Sayre, of Cayuga county, New York 
(see Sayre). Children: i. Rufus Sayre, 
mentioned below. 2. Edward C, born March 
25, 1847; married, February. 1869, Belle Saw- 
yer : children, born in Carbondale, Pennsyl- 
vania : Moses. 1873: Florence, 1875: Maud, 
1878. 3. George H., born October 9, 1849; 
married, March 28, 1867 (first), Ellen Hyatt, 
( second ) Carrie Bonnell. Children by second 
marriage, born in Waverly, New York : May, 
1874. and Augusta, 1877. 4- Albert C, born 
February 14. 1854, died August 26, 1863. 5. 
Ellen Augusta, born November 3, 1857: mar- 
ried, September 4, 1878, E. Clare Vanatta, 
and she died November 18, 1892. 

Dr. Rufus Sayre Harnden. son of Dr. Dan- 
iel DeWitt Harnden, was born in Port Byron, 
Cayuga county. New \'ork, February 8, 1845. 
He attended the public schools and the acad- 
emy at Red Creek. Wayne county. New York. 
In 1 86 1 he was working as clerk in a drug 
store in Waverly, New York, and in June, 
i8')2, he enlisted in the civil war, in Company 
A, 107th New York Regiment, and was mus- 
tered out in June, 1865. He served as a non- 
commissioned officer, and was with the twelfth 
corps. Army of the Potomac. Later he was 
transferred to the Army of the Cumberland, 
twentieth corps. He was wounded in the bat- 
tle of Antietam, and also at Chancellorsville, 
and was sent to the hos|:)ital at Washington. 
He was made hospital steward after his re- 
covery, and after serving two years in the 
medical department he was made chief clerk 
in the provost's office. 



After the war he worked for two years as 
prescription clerk in the drug store of Garretty 
Brothers, in Elmira, New York, and then 
went into business with his brother-in-law, 
J. P. Bosworth, in Loraysville, Pennsylvania, 
for two years. At this time he gave up the 
drug business and began the study of medi- 
cine at Waverly, New York, with his father, 
and at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 
New York. He was graduated from this col- 
lege in March, 1873, and began the same year 
to practice in Waverly, where he has contin- 
ued to the present time. Pie is a member of 
the American Medical Association, and of the 
New York State Medical Society, of which 
he has been president. He has served as vice- 
president of the Medico-Legal Society of 
New York City, and has been president of the 
New York State Association of Railway Sur- 
geons. He also has been president of the 
Erie Railway Surgeons' Association, and since 
about 1884 has been surgeon of the Erie rail- 
road. He is a member of the American Acad- 
emv of Railroad Surgeons, of the Interna- 
tional Association of Railway Surgeons, and 
of the Elmira Academy of Medicine: and of 
\^■alter Hull Post, Grand Army of the Re- 
public, of Waverly. The offices of president 
of the village and member of the board of 
aldermen and of the board of health are all 
the public positions that he has accepted. 

He married. December 25, 1866, Amy C. 
Bosworth. of Waverly. New York, daughter 
of John Frank and Ruth Ann (Perkins) Bos- 
worth. Children: i. Louie Amy, married 
Dr. Charles C. Ammerman, of Washington, 
D. C, who is in charge of a hospital in Brazil : 
children : Ruth, Sarah and Dorothy. 2. Dan- 
iel DeWitt, died in infancy. 3. Ruth D., born 
1875 : married Bradley Phillips, an attorney of 
Buffalo. New York : have son Philip. 4. Ar- 
thur DeWitt, born 1879: graduated from Cor- 
nell College : attorney at Pittsburgh, Pennsyl- 
vania : married Esther ]\IcKeever : children : 
Alary and Robert Sayre. 5. Mabel, died in 

(The Sayre Line). 

(I) William Sayre was of Hunwich, parish 
of Podington, in the hundred of Willey, and 
in the county of Bedford, England. He died 
in 1564, and his will, dated 1562, was proved 
1564. The will of his widow was dated April 
20, 1567, and proved June 2, 1567. Children: 

Thomas, married Margery : Alice, 

married Robert ^^'est : Agnes, married Will- 

iam ]\Iakerne3 : William, who is further men- 
tioned below. 

(II) William (2), son of William (i) 
Sayre, was also of Hunwich. He married 
Elizabeth , and died before 1581. Chil- 
dren : William : Robert : Thomas ; Francis, 
mentioned below. 

(III) Francis, son of William (2) Sayre, 
married Elizabeth Atkins, the marriage being 
recorded in the parish register of Leighton 
Ikizzard, November 15, 1591. He was a mer- 
cer, or "silkman," according to the tax roll 
of 1609-10. He lived at Leighton Buzzard, 
where he died intestate in 1645. His widow 
was appointed administratrix of his estate in 
April, 1645. Children, born at Leighton Buz- 
zard, with baptismal dates: Francis, May 14, 
1592: Elizabeth. April 28, 1594: William. Sep- 
tember 15, 1595, died April 9, 1598: Thomas, 
mentioned below: Alice, September 3, 1598; 
John, August 10, 1600: William, September 
19, 1602: Abel, September 26, 1604: Daniel, 
October 2^. 1605: Rebecca, .\pril 10, 1608: 
Johannes, January 13, 1610-11 : Sara, October 
4, 1612, died February 2, 1612-13: Tobias, 
baptized December 15, 1613. There was also 
a child JNlary, who married in London, June 8, 
1639, Edward Tynge. merchant, who went 
to America. At Bedford the name Johannes 
is Job, Januar)- 3, 1610, and doubtless the last 
is correct, as the present register at Leighton 
is not the original. 

(I\') Thomas Sayre, the immigrant ances- 
tor, was son of Francis Sayre, and was bap- 
tized at Leighton Buzzard, July 20, 1597, 
Though it has been a tradition that he worked 
in the mint before coming to America, that 
has been proved wrong. He was nearly forty 
years of age when he left there to come to 
America, and he doubtless married there and 
had children born there. The first record 
found of him is at Lynn. Massachusetts, in 
1638, but it is not known when he sailed or 
when he settled at Lynn. In 1638 he was 
granted sixty acres, and Job Sayres was also 
granted the same amount. He and Job also 
were among the eight who purchased a sloop 
for the transportation of their families to 
Long Island, where Lynn was making a new 
settlement. Before sailing the proprietors sold 
their interest in the vessel to David Howe, 
who was to make three trips annually for two 
years in order to bring their goods to the new 
"settlement. They began to settle at Manhas- 
set, at the head of Cow Bay, or Schout"s Bay, 



but this land was already taken by the Dutch 
and they were ordered to leave it. Then they 
sailed to Peconic Bay, landing at what is now 
North Sea, near the village of Southampton. 
The first settlement was about three-quarters 
of a mile from the present village of South- 
ampton, and is now called "Old Town." They 
remained here about eight years, and in 1648 
Thomas Sayre built his house, which is un- 
doubtedly the oldest English house on Long- 
Island or in New York state. It was owned 
by the Sayre family until 1892, when it was 
sold, and now belongs to Captain Larry, son 
of Mrs. Sarah (Sayre) Larry; it is still a 
habitable house, and the frame and chimney 
are as they were originally. Thomas Sayre 
was very prominent among the settlers, often 
acting on committees for the town. He was 
one of three townsmen, October 6, 1654. He 
was ordered by the general court, October 23. 
1650, to train the town soldiers. On June 19. 

1657, he was one of five who were to lay out 
roads and view fences. He was a generous 
man, as is shown by the fact that when con- 
tributions were made, February 4. 1656, for 
Goodman Gouldsmith, whose house had been 
burned by the Indians, onlv one gave more 
than he did. He served as juror nine times 
between September, 1653, and September. 

1658. He received several lots of land in the 
divisions. He was a farmer and a tanner. 
In 1667 he gave five acres to each of his four 
sons, and he died in 1670. His will, dated 
September 16. 1669, was executed by his son 
Job Sayre. Children, some probably born in 
England : Francis, mentioned below : Daniel, 

married Hannah Foster and Sarah ; lo- 

seph. married Martha : Job. married 

Sarah . and Hannah Raynor Howell ; 

Damaris, married David Atwater ; Mary, mar- 
ried Benjamin Price : Hannah, under eighteen 
in 1669 : daughter, married Edmund Howell. 
(All except last given in order of will. 1 

(V) Francis (2), son of Thomas Sayre, 
was born probably in Bedfordshire. England, 
and lived at the North End in Southampton, 
Long Island. His name was on the list of 
inhabitants in 1657. and in ^^'haling Squad- 
ron, Fifth Ward, in 1657 and 1667. I" 1668 
he signed the call for a meeting on reception 
of Governor Lovelace, and in 1683 his name 
was on the tax levy. He was chosen overseer. 
April I, 1681, and trustee of Southampton 
April 4, 1693. On February 5, 1694, he deeded 
three acres of land to Tob .Savre. and also 

agam :\Jarch 22. 1696, a large amount of land. 
He died January 20, 1698, and his will, dated 
January 14, 1697, proved September 20, 1698', 
made his son Ichabod executor. He married 
Sarah Wheeler, doubtless daughter of Thomas 
and Alice Wheeler, of New Haven, Connecti- 
cut. She married (second) Josiah Stanbor- 
ough. of East Hampton, Long Island, and 
died about December, 1673. Children: 
Joshua : John, born January 6, 1665 : Thomas, 
1667: Francis, June 17, 1669, at Southamp- 
ton ; Jonathan : Damaris : Caleb ; Ichabod, men- 
tioned below. 

(\ I) Ichabod, son of I-'rancis (2) Savre, 
is mentioned in a list of inhabitants of South- 
ampton, in 1698. He was part owner of a 
whaler. April 18, 171 1. On .April 7, 1712, 
at a meeting in Southampton to settle rights 
in common, he and Thomas Sayre each re- 
ceived one-quarter by Samuel Cooper. He 
was elected clerk and constable at Southamp- 
ton, April 6, 1725, and in April, 1730-33-37-41 
was trustee. He married, at New London, Con- 
necticut, in 1697, Mary, daughter of Hugh 
and Jane Latham Hubbard "of Derbyshire. 
England: she was born November 17,' 1674. 
Children : Ichabod. mentioned below ; .\nna- 
nias ; Stephen : Abraham. 

(\'II) Ichaljod (2), son of Ichabod (i) 
Sayre, was born at Southampton, and in the 
census of 1776 he had a household of one 
male over fifty, one between sixteen and fiftv, 
and two females between sixteen and fiftv. He 
lived west of Watermill in 1776. On April 3, 
1750, he was elected trustee of Southampton 
and served for four years ; he was fence- 
viewer in 1758-50. He died in 1782, and his 
will, dated June i. 1776. proved July 3, 1782. 
shows that he was a husbandman of South- 
ampton. In it he bequeathed to his son Icha- 
bod land bought of Lemuel Wick, and other 
land to be divided between Ichabod and Ste- 
phen ; he also mentioned his daughters Eliza- 
beth and Eunice, son Joshua, and children of 
his daughter Mary. He married Elizabeth 

, who was living in 1776. Children : 

Ichabod ; Mary : Stephen : Elizabeth : Eunice ; 
Joshua, mentioned below. 

(Vni) Joshua, son of Ichabod (2) Sayre, 
probably married (first) Martha, daughter of 
Joshua Halse\' and his wife Martha \\'illiams. 
daughter of Abraham ^^■illiams. who died be- 
fore 1754, when Halsey's children divided the 
land. He married (second) Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Abigail Cooper. His will. 



dated June 19, 1806, proved June i, 1816, be- 
queathed to sons Joshua, Caleb, Silas, Enoch, 
and Thomas ; to grandsons James Sayre and 
Rufus Sayre ; he appointed his son Rufus and 
friend William Herrick joint executors. Chil- 
dren : Sarah ; Joshua, mentioned below ; 
Edith; Paul, born October 22, 1760; Silas; 
Caleb, September 17, 1764; Thomas, 1767; 
Eunice; William; Enoch, March 31, 1770; 
Rufus ; Ruth. 

(IX) Joshua (2), son of Joshua (i) Sayre, 
was born August 18, 1755, in Southampton. 
He was a ship carpenter and farmer at New 
Windsor, Orange county. New York. He 
was highway master there in 1778-85. He 
served in the revolution as an ensign in the 
Orange county regiment, and in 1832 was on 
the United States pension roll. At that time 
he was living in Cayuga county. New York, 
and probably died that year. He married, 
Februarv 20, 1777, Dency Harlow, at New 
Windsor. Children: Nathan Harlow, men- 
tioned below; James, baptized July 30, 1784; 
Thomas, born about 1780 ; William, October 

21. 1788. 

(X) Nathan Harlow, son of Joshua (2) 
Savre, was born about 1778, and baptized 
March 6, 1780, at New Windsor, Orange 
county. New York. He was a sea captain, and 
lived on a farm in New Windsor. He was a 
vestryman of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 
Newburg. New York, at its organization, 
April 8,"i8i8. He sold his farm May i, 1823, 
and moved to ^'ictory, Cayuga county, New 
York, where he died March 25, 1849. He 
married Jane Telford, who was born about 
1774, and died September 14, 1862. Children: 
Sarah Ann. born September 4, 1802 ; Nancy 
Telford, August 8. 1804; Harriet, November 

22. 1807, at New Windsor; Margaret; Walter 
H., December 25. 1806; ]\Iartha J., January 
31, 1820. married, January 27. 1843, Daniel 
DcWitt Ilarnden. (See Harnden.') 

The Hanford family is of 
HANFORD ancient English origin. Wol- 
las-Hall, the seat of the 
Hanford family since 1536, stands on the 
north side of Bredon Hill about one-third 
of its ascent from the vale of Ever- 
sham and the whole estate, with part 
of Bredon Hill, upon which it is situated, 
is called Wooler's Hill, a name given to it 
about the time of the Conquest from the great 
number of wolves tiiat infested the country 

at that time. Sir John Hanford, Knight, pur- 
chased it from the great Lord Burleigh in the 
early part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, 
and since then it has descended in an unbroken 
line to the present time. The porch has the 
family motto, "Mcmorare nozissiina," cut in 
the stone just over the entrance door, with 
the date 161 1, but the greater part of the build- 
ing is much older. The mansion is built of 
excellent hard stone, and is described at some 
length in Breton's "Beauties of England and 
Wales," dated London, 181 1. 

(I) Eglin (Hatherly) Hanford, widow, 
came from Sudbury, England, in the ship 
"Planter," sailing April 10, 1635, stating her 
age as forty-six in the passenger list, accom- 
panied by two daughters — Margaret, aged 
sixteen, and Elizabeth, aged fourteen. She 
was a sister of Rev. Timothy Hatherly, who 
also came to this country. She married (sec- 
ond), Friday, December 15, 1637, Richard 
Scilhs, or Sealis, of Scituate, Massachusetts. 
Her daughter Margaret married Isaac, son of 
Rev. John Robinson, the Pilgrim Father; 
Elizabeth married Edward Foster, of Scituate. 
Thomas, the son, is mentioned below. 

(II) Rev. Thomas Hanford, son of Eglin 
Hanford, was born in England, July 22, 1621, 
and died at Norwalk. Connecticut, in 1693. He 
remained in England to study for the minis- 
try, but in 1642 he also came to this country, 
and completed his education under the tutor- 
ship of Rev. Charles Chauncy, afterward 
president of Harvard College. He was ad- 
mitted a freeman in 1650. In 1652, soon after 
the town was settled, he removed to Norwalk 
and gathered a church there, preaching to this 
parish until 1693. He was the first minister 
in Norwalk, and one of the prominent Puri- 
tan divines of the first generation in New 
England. He married (first), 1652, Hannah, 
third daughter of Thomas and Jane Newberry, 
of Windsor. Thomas Newberry died in 1635- 
36, and his widow married Rev. John War- 
ham, the first minister of Windsor, and she 
died while on a visit to her daughter at Nor- 
walk, April 23, 1655. Mester Newberry, sis- 
ter of Mrs. Hanford, was grandmother of the 
famous Rev. Jonathan Edwards. J\Ir. Han- 
ford married (second), October 22, 1661, 
Mary, daughter of Hon. Richard Miles, of 
New Haven, and widow of Jonathan Ince, of 
that town. Her mother, before she married 
judge Miles, was a rich English widow with 
"seve'ral children, and her half-sisters and bro- 



thers fell heirs to a large estate in England. 
Mary Miles married (first), December 12, 
1654, Jonathan Ince, one of the original pro- 
prietors of Hartford, by whom she had one 
son, Jonathan Ince. The widow of Mr. Han- 
ford died about 1722, and is probably buried 
under an oblong stone, from which the in- 
scription has been obliterated by time, in the 
East Norwalk cemetery. Her mother's head- 
stone is still legible, however, at Wallingford, 
where she died in 1683, aged ninety-five years. 
Children of Rev. Thomas, by his second wife, 
born at Norwalk: Theophilus, July 2, 1662; 
Mary, November 30, 1663 ; Hannah, June 28, 
1665; Elizabeth, June 9, 1666; Thomas, July 
18, 1668; Eleazer, September 15, 1670; Elna- 
than, October 11, 1672; Samuel, April 15, 
1674: Eunice, May, 1675; Sarah, May, 1677. 

(II) Mathew, grandson of Rev. Thomas 
Hanford, was born about 1735. He was a 
soldier of the revolution, from Norwalk, May 
12 to September 17, 1775, in Captain Matthew 
Mead's company; also April 12 to 29, 1776, 
in Captain Ozias Marvin's company (pp. 67, 
456, 490, 515, Connecticut Soldiers in the 
Revolution). In 1790 the family in Norwalk, 
Stamford and vicinity had become quite num- 
erous. The census in that year shows the fol- 
lowing heads of family in those towns, the 
census of which is combined : xA.braham, Levi, 
Mary (widow), Eliphalet, Ebenezer, Ebe- 
nezer Jr., Samuel, Moses, Samuel Jr., and 
Mary (widow), all in the same neigh- 
borhood, and Phineas, Stephen, Eleazer and 
Levi in another neighborhood. Neither Math- 
ew nor Lewis were reported in Connecticut. 

(III) Lewis, son of Mathew Hanford, was 
born about 1763, at Norwalk, Connecticut, or 
vicinity, and after the revolution removed 
with his family to New York state. He died 
about 1852, in Lockwood, Tioga county. New 
York, at the age of eighty-nine years. He 
married Catherine . Among their chil- 
dren was a son Noah. 

(IV) Noah, son of Lewis Hanford, was 
born in Wilton, near Norwalk, Fairfield coun- 
ty, Connecticut, 1793, according to the family 
records, and died at Waverly, New York, De- 
cember 25, 1878. About 1820 or I 82 I he 
came to Groton, Tompkins county. New York, 
having prior to that time been a mariner on 
vessels plying between New York and Con- 
necticut ports. At Groton he was engaged in 
farming and lumbering. He married Julia 
Ann ^loorehouse. who was born in Wilton, 

Connecticut, in 1798, and died at Lockwood, 
New York, in 1890. Children: Henry, Lewis, 
Adam Clark, Maurice, Franklin, Enos, and 
one died in infancy. All but the eldest child 
were born in New York state. 

(V) Henry, son of Noah Hanford, was 
born in Norwalk, Connecticut, September, 
1818, and died at Lockwood, New York, in 
1883. He was educated in the common 
schools, and when a youth and young man 
he followed farming. He came to Tomp- 
kins county with his parents when he was a 
young child. He settled at Waverly and en- 
gaged in the marble business for many years. 
He lived in the village of Lockwood, in the 
town of Barton, Tioga county, for a few years 
before his death, and died there. He served 
the town of Barton as tax collector. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Maria Hedges, who was born 
in Rhode Island, in 1822, died in Waverly, 
New York, in 1898, daughter of Forrest and 
Maria (Newell) Hedges. Children: Maurice 
F., mentioned below; Henry Noah; Edwin S., 
born August 17, 1858, resides at Waverly; 
Robert F., resides in Michigan. 

(VI) Maurice Franklin, son of Henry Han- 
ford, was born in Waverly, April 15, 1849. 
He received his early education in the public 
schools of his native town and at the Waverly 
Institute. After leaving school he was clerk 
in a store in Waverly until 1899, and since 
then he has been employed as coach trimmer 
in the shops of the Lehigh \'alley Railroad at 
Sayre, Pennsylvania. He resides at Sayre. 
He is a member of Manoca Lodge of Odd Fel- 
lows, of Waverly, and of Spanish Hill En- 
campment ; of the Knights of Maccabees, and 
of the Baptist church. He married, December 
13, 1876, Ida Elizabeth Lord, born at Hornby, 
New York, daughter of Marvin and Maria 
(Kniffin) Lord. They have one child, Mabel 
P>., born at Waverly, December 22, 1877, mar- 
ried, October 4, 1907, Leon C. Slauson, of 
Lancaster, Ohio, a traveling salesman. 

(VI) Edwin S. Hanford, brother of Mau- 
rice Franklin Hanford, was born in Waverly, 
New York, August 17, 1858. He received his 
early education in the district schools of his 
native town and in the Waverly high school. 
During his boyhood he worked on the farm 
of his father. For ten years after leaving 
school he was clerk in the Waverly postoffice, 
and during four years of that period he was 
deputy postmaster. Since 1889 he has had a 
furniture store in Waverlv, and is one of the 



substantial and enterprising merchants of the 
town. In politics he is a Republican. He was 
for three years town clerk and for nine years 
supervisor of the town of Barton. He repre- 
sented his town for five years in the Tioga 
Republican county committee. In 1900 he was 
elected from his district to the state assembly, 
and was reelected from term to term, serving 
five consecutive years. He was a member of 
the committee on electricity, gas and water 
supplies, on public health, soldiers' home, in- 
ternal affairs, public lands and forestry, and 
during the last two years was chairman of 
these committees. He is a director and vice- 
president of the Building and Loan Associa- 
tion of Waverly. He is a member of Manoca 
Lodge of Odd Fellows, of Waverly ; of \\'a- 
verly Lodge No. 407, Free Masons ; of Ca- 
yuta Chapter, Royal Arch Masons : of Wa- 
verly Council, Royal and Select Masters : of 
St. Omer Commandery, Knights Templar ; of 
Kalurah Temple, Mystic Shrine, and other 
Masonic bodies, having taken thirty-two de- 
grees in Scottish Rite l^lasonry. He is also 
a member of Owego Lodge, No. 1039, Benevo- 
lent and Protective Order of Elks. In religion 
he is a Presbyterian. 

He married, September 10. 1890, Lena Hol- 
bert, who was born in Chemung, New York, 
and came with her parents, Joseph Emmet 
and Kate ( Hanna) Holbert, to Waverly, when 
she was a child. Her mothei" was a daughter 
of George, granddaughter of John Hanna. 
who came from Scotland and was one of the 
first settlers of Barton, New York. Mr. Han- 
ford has one son, Charles Holbert, born June 
14, 1894. 

Thomas Lord, the immigrant an- 
LORD cestor, was born in England, as 

early as 1590. and was one of the 
early settlers at Hartford, Connecticut. He 

married, in England, Dorothy , who 

died at Hartford at the advanced age of eigh- 
ty-seven years, in 1678. All their eight chil- 
dren were born in England, and came with 
them to this country: Richard, born 161 1; 
Thomas. 1619, settled at \\'ethersfield, Con- 
necticut; Ann, 1621 : William, 1623, died at 
Saybrook, May 17, 1678; John, 1625: Robert. 
1627, sea captain: Irene, 1629; Dorothy, 1631. 
(I) Timothy Lord, a descendant of Thomas 
Lord, of Connecticut, settled in Canajoharie, 
Montgomery county, and was a soldier in the 
revolution, in the Second Regiment. New 

York Line, Colonel Philip V^an Cortland ; also 
on the levies of General Marinus Willett, 
lyron county, afterward Montgomery and 
other counties. He was born about 1750. In 
1790 he had six sons under sixteen and one 
female, according to the first federal census. 

(II) Daniel, son of Timothy Lord, was 
born at Carlisle, Montgomery county, June 13, 
1801. Carlisle at that time was part of Cobles- 
kill and Sharon, and was still earlier part of 
Canajoharie. He died at Corning, Steuben 
county, New York. May 27, 1869. He was 
a farmer at Ovid, Seneca county, New York, 
and at Catlin, Chemung county. He came to 
Corning in 1842 and lived there the rest of his 
days. He married, at Covert, New York, Au- 
gust 17, 1821, Eleanor Teeple, who was born 
September 5, 1801, at Charlestown, Alontgom- 
ery county, and died at Corning. New York, 
November 9, 1876. Children: i. Matilda 
Jane, born December 4, 1822, at Ovid, Seneca 
county, New York ; married Alanson Math- 
evk's. 2. Gertrude, born October 11, 1824. at 
Ovid: died July 24, 1854, at Big Flats, New 
York ; married Alfred Brown. 3. Henry, born 
January 19, 1826. 4. Marvin, mentioned be- 
low. 5. Mary Elizabeth, born at Catlin, Che- 
mung county, New York, August 18, 1832, 
died May 10, 1859 : married William Edgar. 
6. Tillena. born February 9, 1836: died Sep- 
tember 10. 1864: married Alfred Brown. 7. 
Catherine, born August 30, 1838; died Janu- 
arv 6, 1894: married Abram Wolverton, who 
died of disease contracted in service during 
the civil war. 8. Willard Judson, born Au- 
gust II, 1840: died July 5, 1841. 9. Sarah, 
born February 15, 1842: now living in Corn- 
ing, widow of Charles Gorton. 

(HI) Marvin, son of Daniel Lord, was 
born in Catlin, Chemung county. New York, 
September 11, 1829, and died in Elmira, New 
York, August 4, 1908. He attended the pub- 
lic schools at Corning, New York, and learned 
the trades of carpenter and millwright, .\bout 
1869 he came to Waverly, New York, and 
worked at his trade there until 1877, when 
he went to Nebraska to execute a contract for 
building a mill for an eastern concern. He 
settled in Fremont, Nebraska, and for many 
years was superintendent of the water works 
there. About three years before his death he 
returned to his old home, and at the time of 
his death was living in Elmira. He married, 
August 28. 1850, Maria Kniffin, who was 
born in Hornb\-. New York. January. 1830, 



and died in Waverly, New York, November 3. 
1909, daughter of Lewis and Amanda (Bird) 
Kniffin. Children: i. Lewis Ferris, men- 
tioned lielow. 2. WilHam Jiidson, born March 
31. 1854: conductor on Delaware, Lackawanna 
& Western railroad, residing at Elmira. 3. 
Edwin ^larvin, born November 25. 1855 ; died 
in Evansville. Indiana, February 2, 1907. 4. 
Ida Elizabeth, born September i, 1857; mar- 
ried Alaurice F. Hanford, of Waverly. 5. 
Esther M., born July 30, 1863 ; lives at Omaha, 

Nebraska: marriecl (first) Doden- 

dorfY: (second) Johnson: (third) A. 

A. Curtis. 6. Kate E., born August 6, 1873 ; 
married Carl Rowley, and lives in Chicago. 

( IV') Lewis Ferris Lord, son of Marvin 
Lord, was born in Corning, New York, Sep- 
tember I, 1852, on Knapp Hill, six miles from 
the village. He attended the public schools 
of his native town and ^^'averly, New York. 
He learned the trade of miller at Elmira. and 
from 1848 to 1884 was employed in flour mills 
in Elmira and in Troy, and Knoxville, Penn- 
sylvania. In 1884 he came to Waverly, New 
York, and engaged in business as carpenter 
and contractor. Since that time he has re- 
sided in Waverly, and continued with unvaried 
success in this business, ranking among the 
most prominent and responsible builders in 
this section. He has had contracts for con- 
structing many of the brick buildings in the 
town, notably the silk mill and the Mills-Ely 
Block, iiesides many of the finest dwelling 
houses. He has been honored with various 
offices of trust in the town. He joined the In- 
dependent Order of Odd Fellows at Elmira 
in 1877, and he is also a member of the En- 
campment and Canton. Since December, 1884. 
he has been a member of Manoca Lodge of 
Odd Fellows, of \\'averly. In politics he is a 
Democrat. He married, September 12, 1872, 
Imogene McKenney, who was born at Che- 
mung, New York, a daughter of Charles and 
Emeline (Ogden) McKenney. Her father 
lived in Orange county. They have one child, 
William Lewis, mentioned below. 

(\') William Lewis, son of Lewis Ferris 
Lord, was born in Elmira, New York, April 
3, 1873. During his youth he lived with his 
parents in Troy, Pennsylvania, Elmira, New 
York, and Knoxville. Pennsylvania. In 1884 
he came with them to Waverly, New York, 
and attended school in that town. He supple- 
mented his public school education with a 
course in the Elmira Business College. He 

began his business career as a bookkeeper for 
the wholesale grocery house of Guy Sayles, 
in Elmira, and was employed there from 1889 
to 1900. During the next eight years he was 
engaged in bridge draughting, first with the 
Elmira Bridge Company and later with the 
Rochester Bridge Company at Alontour Falls, 
New York, and with Stowell & Cunningham, 
civil engineers, of Albany. New York. In 
1908 he entered into partnership with his fa- 
ther in the contracting and building business, 
under the firm name of L. F. Lord & Son, 
and since then has been active in the manage- 
ment of the business, with headquarters at 
Waverly, New York. He has taken an ac- 
tive part in public affairs, and is clerk of the 
village of Waverly. In politics he is a Demo- 
crat. He attends the Presbyterian church. 

He married, October 6. 1896, Stella Bald- 
win, who was born in Jackson, Michigan, 
daughter of William and Hannah (Crowley) 
Baldwin. Children: i. Luella Imogene, born 
in Elmira, June 9, 1898. 2. Kenneth McKin- 
ney, born in Waverly, April 29, 1900. 3. Flor- 
ence Edith, born April 22. 1902. 4. Irene May, 
I win of Florence Edith. 

.\ search of the records of 
THOMAS Berkshire county, Massachu- 
setts, where this family set- 
tled, shows that Lemuel Thomas, of Newtown, 
Connecticut, owned land in No. i township, 
now Tyringham, Berkshire county, and that 
he deeded it July 5, 1762, to his son Ephraim, 
of Tyringham, for i8o. Joseph Prindle Jr. 
and Caleb Baldwin were witnesses. The land 
was lot 97, one hundred acres, of second divi- 
sion, drawn as lot No. 23 by Ebenezer Ham- 
mond, the original proprietor, and also lot No. 
182. seventy acres, second division, drawn as 
lot No. 44. by Josiah Allen, original pro- 

In 1790 none of the name was living at 
Blandford, Massachusetts, but at Montgomery, 
an adjoining town in Hampden county. Love- 
well Thomas resided and had in his family 
two males over sixteen, two under that age, 
and four females. Samuel Thomas, of Rus- 
sell, married at Montgomery, in 1807, Char- 
lotte Brant. Samuel was probably son of 
Lovewell. Lovewell Thomas lived on a road 
laid out in 1786 from Weller's Mill, Westfield, 
crossing the river by Lovewell Thomas's place 
and passing Thomas Doolittle's, thence run- 
nine to Blandford. We have record also of 



Daniel Thomas, born November 21, 1754, re- 
moved from Lenox, Berkshire county, in 
1786, to Milton, Saratoga county. New York. 
George Thomas lived at Becket, a town ad- 
joining Blandford, and had a family of chil- 
dren by wife Rowena after 1810. In 1790 the 
names Lemuel and Solomon occur at Middle- 
borough, Massachusetts, and it is from that 
ancient branch of the family presumably that 
this family at Blandford came. 

(I) Solomon Thomas located in Blandford, 
Hampshire county, near Berkshire, in western 
[Massachusetts. Children : David Bishop, 
mentioned below ; Elizabeth, Jesse, Electa and 

(II) David Bishop, son of Solomon Thom- 
as, was born in Massachusetts, January i, 
1799, and died in Nichols, New York, March 
15, 1862. He came to New York state from 
Blandford, Massachusetts, in 183 1, and located 
on a farm in the Hunt Hill school district, in 
the town of Nichols, where he followed farm- 
ing the remainder of his life. He married 
Betsey Herrick, who was born in ]\Iassachu- 
setts, March 10, 1803, and died at Owego, 
New York, March 5, 1888. Children: i. 
Moses Herrick, born September 17, 1822, died 
December 17, 1900. 2. Martha, born March 
27, 1824, died in infancy. 3. Mary A., born 
October 5, 1825; married Henry Ward. 4. 
Samuel H., mentioned below. 5. Lorenzo C, 
born February 20, 1829. 6. Martha, June 12, 
1831. 7. William O., October 13, 1833. 8. 
Orlinda, September 6, 1836, married Joseph 
Smith, of Owego, died August, 191 1. 9. Da- 
vid B., born November 15, 1838. 10. Betsey, 
December 19, 1840. 11. Cordelia, June 22, 
1845, died September 30, 1898. 

(Ill) Samuel H., son of David Bishop 
Thomas, was born in North Blandford, Massa- 
chusetts, November 14, 1827, and died March, 
1906, in Owego, New York. He came to 
New York state with his parents when he was 
a child, and received his early education in 
the district schools. During his youth he fol- 
lowed farming. When a young man he 
learned the trade of carpenter, and for a num- 
ber of years was employed at this trade by the 
Erie Railroad Company. Afterward he was 
engaged in the hotel business in Owego, New 
York. In later years he followed farming. He 
was a Congregationalist in religion. He mar- 
ried Charlotte Dinsmore, daughter of Hiram 
and Rachel (Perrin) Dinsmore. Children: i. 
Delphine A., born in Owego, July 18, 1854; 

married Ralph H. Robertson, of Owego. 2. 
William Hiram, mentioned below. 

(IV) William Hiram, son of Samuel H. 
Thomas, was born at Owego, New York, No- 
vember 6, 1856. He was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of his native town. He learned 
the trade of carpenter and followed it for sev- 
eral years. For eight years he conducted a 
hotel at Owego. Since 1900 he has been in 
partnership with John F. Snyder, under the 
firm name of Thomas & Snyder, in the bot- 
tling business at Owego. Before engaging in 
this business he was for six years at Albany, 
New York, in charge of the books and docu- 
ments of the state senate. He has scored sub- 
stantial success in his business venture, and 
the firm has taken a prominent place in the 
business community. Mr. Thomas has always 
taken a keen interest in politics, and has con- 
scientiously discharged the duties of citizen- 
ship. He is a Republican in politics. He 
served the incorporated village of Owego for 
two terms as village trustee. He is a member 
of Friendship Lodge, No. 153. of Free Masons, 
Regal Lodge, No. 463, of Odd Fellows, and 
Granite Rebekah Lodge, No. in, of that or- 
der ; also of Ahwaga Tribe No. 40, Improved 
Order of Red Men of Owego. 

He married, November 6, 1876, Jane E. 
Jones, of Cameron, New York, born June 6, 
1858, daughter of Benjamin and Margaret 
Jones. Children: i. Fannie J., born August 
II, 1877; died August 24, 1891. 2. Lulu E., 
born July 14, 1879 ; married Owen C. Paufif. 
3. Alargaret A., born September 14, 1880; 
married Lewis B. Stiles, of Owego; children: 
Margaret, Benjamin, William and Julia Reese 
Stiles. 4. Samuel H. (2d), born February 
23, 1882 ; married Lulu Lull ; children : George, 
Fannie, Charlotte. William, Ruth. 5. Sarah 
N., born February 25, 1887 ; died September 
27, 1887. 6. Benjamin R., born July 10, 1888, 
died September 27, 1889. 7. Frederick G., 
born April 27, 1893. 8. John E., born De- 
cember 27, 1897, died May 10, 1898. 9. Ed- 
ward B., twin of John E. 

Israel Ellis, the first member of 
ELLIS this family of whom we have defi- 
nite information, was born per- 
haps in England, about 1735, and died at Bar- 
ton, Tiogacounty, New York. To this town 
he had come from Pennsylvania before 1800. 
Children: i. Ebenezer, born in 1765, died 
November 5, 1837, married Betsy , 



born in 1760, died March 10, 1842 ; he came 
from Forty Fort, Luzerne county, Pennsyl- 
vania, to Nichols, Tioga county, New York, in 
1787, and four )'ears later to Barton ; lie built 
the first sawmill in Barton ; one of his thir- 
teen children, Alexander, was the first white 
child born in the town. 2. Jesse. 3. William, 
referred to below. 4. Samuel. 5. Cornie and 

(II) William, son of Israel and Betsy El- 
lis, was born June 12, 1787, and died in Ellis- 
town, Tioga county. New York, September 
26, 1848. From him and his father this part 
of the town of Barton received the name El- 
listown; they were the pioneers, clearing the 
land which is occupied by their descendants 
to-day. He married Lydia, daughter of Israel 
Seeley, of Orange county, New York, who 
was born in 1789, and died at Ellistown, 
March 26, 1874. Children : William Tappan, 
referred to below ; Fanny, died in infancy ; 
John, of Geneva, Illinois ; Sela ; Amanda, mar- 
ried Charles Pemberton ; Sally, married Henry 
Swartwood, of Kansas ; Ransom ; Lydia ; 
Charlotte, married James Parker : Elizabeth ; 
two others, died in infancy. 

(III) William Tappan, son of William and 
Lydia (Seeley) Ellis, was born at Ellistown, 
February 22, 1804, and died at Ellistown. Au- 
gust 2"], 1897. He was a successful farmer, 
and served as tax collector of the town. He 
married Mary, daughter of John and Deborah 
(Hyatt) Hanna, who was born at Barton, in 
1813, and died there in 1872. Children: Ran- 
som, born in 1832, died in 1838: Lydia, born 
in 1834, died in 1836; Thaddeus Walker, re- 
ferred to below ; Portia, married John V. 
Westfall, a farmer at Barton; child, William 

(IV) Thaddeus Walker, son of William 
Tappan and Mary (Hanna) Ellis, was born at 
Ellistown, July 14, 1842. He lives in the 
village of Waverly, Tioga county. New York. 
He received a common school education, and 
has always been a farmer. Although he has 
lived at Waverly since 1895, he still retains 
his farm. He married, September 30, 1868, 
Estella, daughter of William and Jane (Ray- 
mond) Hanna, who was born at Ellistown, 
March 17, 1845. Her grandfather, John 
Hanna, was born in Scotland, in 1744, and 
died at Barton in 1845 ; he was one of the 
earliest settlers of Barton ; he married Mar- 
garet McCullum. Children of Thaddeus 
Walker and Estella (Hanna) Ellis: i. Will- 

iam Hanna, born November 28, 1869, married 
Mary Bingham: he is a farmer at Ellistown; 
children: Estella J., Howard Charles. 2. 
Harry Arthur, referred to below. 

(V) Harry Arthur, son of Thaddeus Wal- 
ker and Estella (Hanna) Ellis, was born at 
Ellistown, October 26, 1878. Fle received his 
education in the common school and the Wa- 
verly high school. For a while he worked in 
the postoifice. He has worked in railroad 
offices at Sayre, Pennsylvania, antl has been a 
travelling salesman, and also has been engaged 
in the insurance business. In 1903 he became 
assistant cashier of the First National Bank 
of Waverly, in which position he has contin- 
ued to the present time. He was one of the 
organizers of the bank at Nichols, and took 
an active part in its management at first, until 
it was running smoothly. He is a thirty- 
second degree Mason, and a member of these 
Masonic bodies : Waverly Lodge, Cayuta 
Royal Arch Chapter, St. Omer Commandery, 
Knights Templar, at Elmira ; the Consistory 
at Corning : Katurah Temple. Mystic Shrine, 
at Binghamton. He is a past master of the 
blue lodge, and past high priest of the Royal 
Arch Chapter. He is also a member of the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is 
a Presbyterian in religion. 

He married, December 25, 1902, Lena, 
daughter of Adolphus Mead and Elizabeth 
(Westcott) Bouton, who was born at Ossin- 
ing, Westchester county, New York. Her 
grandfather, Sperry Bouton, married Rhoda 
Mead ; her great-grandfather, John Bouton, 

married Conklin. Children of Mr. and 

Mrs. Ellis : Harry Arthur, born March 12, 
1905 : Ruth Elizabeth, November 13, 1907. 

Miles Moore, the immigrant an- 
MOORE cestor, was an early settler in 

Milford, Connecticut. He mar- 
ried Widow Isabel Joyner, about 1650. He 
was living as late as 1680. Children : Abel, 
mentioned below ; Mary, baptized November 
8, 1653 ; and Elnathan, baptized September, 


(II) Abel, son of Miles Moore, was bap- 
tized February 15, 1652. He died July 9, 
1689, from sunstroke, while traveling through 
Dedham, Massachusetts. He was constable 
of New London in 1689. He married, Sep- 
tember 22, 1670, Hannah, daughter of Robert 
Hempstead. His widow married Samuel Wal- 
ler. Children, born at New London : Miles, 



September 24, 1671 ; Abel, July 14, 1674: 
Alary, 1678; John, 1680; Joshua, 168 — . 

(Ill) One of these, probably Abel or .Miles, 
had children, Abel, Allies and John. 

( I\') One of these, probably John, had chil- 
dren, one of whom was Ezra, mentioned be- 

The records for the third and fourth 
generations are not available: but inherited 
property and family traditions leave no doubt 
of the descent of Ezra from Miles Aloore. 
the Settler and from his son, Abel. 

(\') Ezra, son of John Moore, married 
Elizabeth, a French woman. They lived in 
Lyme or East Lyme. Connecticut. Chil- 
dren: Edward: Joshua; Esther; Waitstill ; 
Phoebe ; and Ezra, mentioned below. 

(VI) Ezra (2), son of Ezra (i) Aloore, 
was born in Lyme, Connecticut, December 9. 
1782, and died in East Lyme, Connecticut, 
March 15, 1865. He was a farmer, and 
lived in Lyme during his whole life. 
He married, in Alontville, Connecticut, 
December 22, 1804, Retsey Steward, who 
was born March 19, 1788, and died Oc- 
tober 6, 1858, daughter of Elisha and Mary 
(Calkins) Steward. Alary Calkins was daugh- 
ter of Captain Jonathan and Lydia (Smith) 
Call<ins. He was a revolutionary soldier, and 
son of Thomas and Mary (Rogers) Calkins. 
His father was Lieutenant Jonathan, who 
married Sarah Turner, daughter of Ezekiel 
and Susanna ( Keeney ) Turner ; Ezekiel Tur- 
ner was son of John and Alary (Brewster) 
Turner, of Scituate ; John Turner was son of 
Humphrey, born 1628. and Lydia (Gamer or 
Garner) Turner. Alary Brewster, wife of 
John Turner, was daughter of Jonathan and 
Lucretia (Oldham) Brewster: Jonathan 
Brewster was son of Elder William Brewster 
and Alary Brewster, of the "Alayflower." 
Lieutenant Jonathan Calkins was son of Da- 
vid and Alary (Bliss) Calkins, and David was 
son of Hugh and Ann Calkins, of Plymouth, 
Alassachusetts, 1640. 

Children of Ezra and Betsey A'loore: Es- 
ther, married Abel Comestock, of Norwich, 
New York ; Betsey, married Welcome Brown- 
ing, of Allegany county. New York; Sally, 
married .'Xmos B. Packer, of Norwich, New 
York ; Alary, married LeRoy Shattuck. of 
Norwich. New York ; Emeline, married John 
Comstock, of East Lyme, Connecticut: Ezra, 
mentioned below ; Loretta, married Eleazer 
Watrous, of East Lyme, Connecticut: Har- 

riette, married Dr. Henry Perkins, of East 
Lyme, Connecticut. 

(\T1) Ezra {^), son of Ezra (2) Aloore, 
was born in East Lyme, Connecticut, Janu- 
arv I, 1809, and died in New London, Con- 
necticut, October 10, 1887. He was a farmer, 
and lived in East Lyme for the most of his 
life. The last ten years he resided in New 
London in order to educate his children. He 
taught school in early life. In politics he was 
a Democrat, and he was on the first board of 
>electmen of East Lyme when the town was 
incorporated in 1839. He was a representa- 
tive to the legislature of the state seven times. 
He was judge of probate, and justice of the 
peace from 1857 to 1877. He was deacon of 
the Baptist church. He married (first), in 
1832, Sarah .A. Lewis, who was born Decem- 
ber II, 1811. He married (second), (Jctober 
6, 1862, Juliette Beckwith. of East Lyme, Con- 
necticut, who was born June 14, 1825, and 
died August 10, 1887, daughter of Zadock 
Darrow Beckwith and Jedidiah (Spencer) 
Beckwith. Children by first wife : Ezra 
Lewis, died in Framingham. Alassachusetts, 
.\ugust 12, 191 1 ; at the outbreak of the civil 
war enlisted in Company G, Seventh Connecti- 
cut X'olunteers, served as clerk of company 
and regiment, and subsequently as chief-of- 
staiif of General Joseph R. Hawley : married 
Elizabeth Bostwick. of Salisbury, Connecticut, 
and had children : Robert B. : .\nna. and Jo- 
seph R. Hawley Aloore : Elizabeth, married 
.\llen Keeney, of East Lyme, Connecticut ; 
Fannie, deceased: Ellen AL. married Nathan 
G. Stark: Sarah .\nna, married (first) E. Ed- 
son Dart, (second) G. A. Lester, deceased: 
William G.. of Fort Dodge, Iowa, married 
Delia Haviland : children : Emeline, Ella, 
Ezra, Wilhemina : Emeline, deceased ; Frank- 
lin Pierce, deceased, married Fannie Camp- 
hell, son, Alerle: Children by second wife: 
Frederick Wightman, born October 8, 1863, 
died April 23, 191 1, graduate of Yale Uni- 
versity in 1886, studied in P.erlin and Paris, 
received degree of Ph.G. from Yale in 1890, 
instructor at University of Pennsylvania, dean 
of .Academic Department of A'anderbilt Uni- 
versity, Nashville, Tennessee, professor of 
histor'v. author of several important works on 
historical subjects, and on his death a bronze 
tablet was erected to his memory in \'ander- 
bilt Chapel by the students of the University ; 
Edward Steward, mentioned below. 

(Mil) Edward Steward, son of Ezra (3^ 



and Juliette ( I'-eckwith ) Moore, was born at 
East Lyme, Connecticut, July 21, 1867, gradu- 
ated from Uulkeley high school, New London. 
Connecticut, in the class of 1884, and from 
.Sheffield Scientific Department of Yale Uni- 
versity with the degree of Ph.B. in the class 
of 1888. While in college he was on the edi- 
torial staff of the Vale Daily News for two 
years, and a member of the board of editors 
of the college class book. After graduation 
he was for two years on the staff' of the A'eic 
Haven Morning Nezvs and Evening Union. 
In 1890 he purchased a half interest in the 
Chenango Union, of Norwich, New York, es- 
tablished in 1816, in partnership with Gilbert 
H. Alanning. In 1895 he purchased the in- 
terest of his partner and has been sole pro- 
prietor and editor since that time. The Union 
has a high reputation for enterprise, accuracy 
and reliability, and possesses a large influence 
and a substantial circulation throughout the 
county. Air. Moore is an able editorial writer, 
and for several years has had charge of the 
editorial bureau of the Democratic state com- 
mittee. He has also, from time to time, con- 
tributed to the monthl\- magazines. He is 
past master of Norwich Lodge, No. 302, Free 
and Accepted Masons ; past high priest of 
Harmony Chapter, No. 151, Royal x\rch Ma- 
sons ; past commander of Norwich Command- 
ery, No. 46, Knights Templar, and the pres- 
ent district deputy grand master of the Twen- 
ty-eighth Masonic District of the Grand Lodge 
of the state of New York. He is an active 
member and trustee of the Congregational 
church. In jiolitics he is a Democrat. 

He married. January 28. 1891. Margaret 
Kelsey Strong, of New Haven, Connecticut, 
daughter of George W. and Susan M. (Ste- 
vens) Strong. Children: Nathaniel Stevens, 
born December 8, 1891. Yale L^niversity. class 
of 1912: Harold Strong, December 26, 1896. 

Margaret ( Strong ) Moore is descended 
from a long line of noted Colonial settlers, be- 
ing ninth in descent from Elder John Strong, 
tenth in descent from Thomas Ford, ninth in 
descent from Rev. Ephram Hewitt, ninth in 
descent from Rowland Stebliins. ninth in de- 
scent from Robert Bartlett, eighth in descent 
from Captain John King, ninth in descent 
from Deacon William Holten,, ninth in de- 
scent from Eltwed Pomeroy, ninth in descent 
from Henry Woodward, eighth in descent 
from Lieutenant William .Seward, eighth in 
descent from L'aptain Henry Grain, tenth in 

descent from \ incent Meigs, eighth in de- 
scent from John Daggett, s'eventh in descent 
from Noahdiah Grave, si.xth in descent from 
James Wright, ninth in descent from lohn 
Stevens, ninth in descent from John Fletcher, 
ninth in descent from John Baldwin, tenth in 
descent from Abraham Pierson. tenth in de- 
scent from Rev. John Wheelwright, ninth in 
descent from Henry Tomlinson, ninth in de- 
scent from Lieutenant Thomas Munson, ninth 
in descent fron: John Cooper, eighth in de- 
scent from Thomas Morris, ninth in descent 
from John Stiles, ninth in descent from Henry 
Burt, eighth in descent from Samuel Bancroft, 
ninth in descent from Rev. Thomas Hooker, 
ninth in descent from Captain Thomas ^Vil- 
lett, tenth in descent from John Brown, eighth 
in descent from Captain Giles Hamlin, ninth 
in descent from John Crow, tenth in descent 
from Elder William Goodwin, seventh in de- 
scent from Richard Hubbell, ninth in descent 
from William Buell. tenth in descent from 
Matthew Griswold, seventh in descent from 
William Kelsc\-. ninth in descent from John 
Shethar, ninth in descent from William Well- 

She is a member of the Colonial Daughters 
of the Seventeenth Century, and a charter 
member of the Captain John Harris Chapter, 
Daughters of the American Revolution. She 
is a graduate of Hillhouse High School. New 
Haven, Connecticut, and also of the New Ha- 
ven 1 raining School for Teachers. 

This is one of the most 
CARPENTER widely distributed names 

of the L'nited States, as 
well as one of the oldest, and has been notable 
among the pioneers of New Hampshire and 
of many other states. It is traced to an early 
period in England, and is conspicuous in the 
annals of the American revolution, and also 
in civil life through many generations and rep- 
resentatives. It has carried with it New Eng- 
land standards and has given its sons tn the 
jniblic service in man}- commonwealths. 

(I) The first of the name of whom record 
is found was John Carpenter, born about 1303, 
who was a member of parliament in 1323. 

(II) Richard, son of John Carpenter, born 

about 1335, married Christina . He 

resided in London, was a "chaundeler." and 
l-!Ossessed wealth for his day. 

("Ill) and (W ) The succeeding generations 
in this line were represented by John Car- 

13 18 


penter, second and third, alx^ut wlioni no par- 
ticulars can be learned. 

(V) William, son of John (3) Carpenter, 
born about 1480, died 1520, was known as 
"W'illiani of Homme." 

(VI) and (\'II) James and John (4) fill 
in the sixth and seventh generations. 

(VIII) William (2), son of John (4) Car- 
penter, had sons : James, .\lexander, William 
and Richard. 

(IX) William (3), third son of William 
(2) Carpenter, born in 1576, was a carpenter 
by trade and resided in London. He rented 
tenements and gardens in Houndsditch. Be- 
ing a Dissenter, he was driven to Whirwell 
to escape persecution, and took the opportun- 
ity to join his sons in emigrating to America. 
He was not contented on this side, however, 
and returned to England in the ship which 
brought him. 

(X) William (4), son of William (3) Car- 
penter, was born May 25, 1605, and came to 
America on the ship "Bevis" from Southamp- 
ton. He was made a freeman in Weymouth, 
Massachusetts, in 1640, and was representa- 
tive to the general court from that town in 
1641-43. He filled the same position in Reho- 
both in 1645, and died in that town, February 
7, 1659. His wife, Abigail, passed away Feb- 
ruary 22, 1687. Three of their children were 
born in England, three in Weymouth and one 
in Rehoboth, namely: John, William, Joseph, 
Anna, Abiah and Abigail (twins) and Samuel. 
Mr. Carpenter was admitted as an inhabitant 
of Rehoboth, March 28. 1645, and was made 
freeman in the following June. He was town 
and proprietors' clerk from 1643 until his 
death, being one of the founders and pro- 
prietors, and the records show that he was a 
fine writer. He was a warm friend of Gov- 
ernor Bradford of the Plymouth Colony, 
whose wife was his relative, and was a man 
of affairs generally, possessed of much ability. 
His estate was inventoried at two hundred 
and fifty-four pounds and ten shillings. 

(XI) Samuel, youngest son of William (4) 
and Abigail Carpenter, was born about 1644, 
in Rehoboth, and died there February 20, 
1683. He was one of the purchasers of the 
north division of that town and received land 
in the division of February 5, 167 1. In 1680 
he was a member of a committee chosen lo 
lay out land. He married Sarah Readaway, 
of Rehoboth, who married (second) Gilbert 
Brooks. Children: Samuel, Sarah, Abiah, 

James, Jacob. Jonathan. David, Solomon, 
Zachariah and Abraham. 

(XII) Abraham, youngest child of Samuel 
and Sarah (Readaway) Carpenter, was born 
September 20, 1682, in Rehoboth, and died 
April 22. 1758, in that town, where he was a 
farmer. He was active in the support of pub- 
lic worship and the building of a church at 
Palmer's River for which the town appropri- 
ated the sum of fifty pounds. In his will, 
made January 2, 1756, he left one-half his 
estate to his son Abiel. He married (first). 
May I, 1705, Abigail BuUard, who died June 
5, 1713. and he married (second), April 22, 
1 71 4, Eleanor Chord, born 1677, died Decem- 
ber 27, 1762*. Children: Abraham, Abiel and 

(XIII) Abiel, second son of Abraham and 
Abigail (Bullard) Carpenter, was born May 
2"], 1708, in Rehoboth, where his early life was 
spent. As previously noted, he received one- 
half of his father's estate, and made a will De- 
cember 15, 1759. as recorded in Rehoboth. 
He subsecjuently removed to Connecticut, 
where he was living as late as July 2, 1781, 
when he willed land in Willington, Connecti- 
cut, to his son, Nathan, in consideration of 
three hundred jjounds. He was a school offi- 
cer in Tolland county, in 1774, and appears 
to have resided in Pomf ret, same county. His 
first w-ife bore the name of Prudence, and he 
married (second) Charity .Allen, of Pomfret, 
their intentions being published February 3, 
1753. Children: Amy. Louis, Sarah (died 
young), Abraham. Abiel, Simeon, Sarah, Na- 
than, Rachel, Allen, Lucy, Comfort, Ephraim 
and Noah. 

(XR") Noah, youngest child of Abiel and 
Charity (Allen) Carpenter, was born No- 
vember 25. 1768, in Pomfret, died in Homer, 
Cortland county. New York, in March, 1847. 
His home in Pomfret was near that of General 
Israel Putnam, and his wife's father accom- 
panied Putnam on the historical w'olf hunt. 
He settled in Homer about 1800, in what was 
then a dense forest, where he cleared up the 
land and built a house, which is still stand- 

He married, April 26, 1792. Charlotte 
Sharp, of Pomfret. Children : Elijah Sharp, 
wdio resided at Homer ; Ephraim, died in Ho- 
mer ; Lorenzo, lived most of his life in Ho- 
mer, and was drowned in the Ohio river ; 
Asaph Homer, mentioned below : Sarah, mar- 
ried Gurdon Goodell, and resided in Homer: 



.Lois, wife of Eieazer Segar, a blacksmith of 

(XV) Asaph Homer, fourth son of Noah 
and Charlotte (Sharp) Carpenter, was born 
June 20, 1800, on the road between Pomfret 
and Homer, and died in the latter town in 
1882. He was educated in the district schools 
and followed farming upon the homestead 
settled and cleared b_v his father in Homer. 
At the age of seventy years he retired from 
his labors and moved to the village of Homer, 
where he passed the remainder of his life. 
He was an intelligent and prosperous citizen, 
actively engaged in the upbuilding of his town 
and community, and contributed largely to the 
construction of the Syracuse & Bmgiiamton 
railroad, now a part of the Delaware, Lacka- 
wanna & Western system. He contributed 
liberally of time and means toward building 
the brick church in Homer and was actively 
instrumental in the success of the enterprise. 
His interest in social and political matters was 
keen and timely and he was proud of the 
progress of his country. He married Almira 
Clark, born May 26, 1800, in Connecticut, 
died in Homer, in 1885. She was left an 
orphan when a small child. Children: i. 
Helen Marr, born May 17, 1828, married 
(first) George Carpenter and (second) Rufus 
S. Ells, and is now deceased. 2. Francis Bick- 
nell, mentioned below. 3. DeWitt, mentioned 
below. 4. Henrietta Leavenworth, wife of 
Isaac Hawley, of Homer, is now deceased. 
5. William Wallace, was a member of the Fif- 
ty-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteers, 
and was killed in battle at Gettysburg. 6. 
Mary Elizabeth, deceased. 7. and 8. Daniel 
A\'ebster and Henry Clay (twins). The lat- 
ter died at the age of two years. The former 
now resides in Pitman, New Jersey. 

(XVI) Francis Bicknell. eldest son of 
Asaph Homer and Almira ( Clark ) Carpen- 
ter, was born August 6, 1830, in Homer, 
where he received some education in the com- 
mon schools and attended the local academy 
one term. He very early manifested an artis- 
tic talent, which was not considered of much 
value by his family. His father was a hard- 
headed business man, who hoped to rear his 
son as his successor on the homestead, and 
early directed his efforts toward making of the 
son what he considered a practical man. The 
latter, however, could not be repressed, and 
found means of practicing on artistic subjects 
b\- the use of chalk', brick dust, white lead 

and lami) black, at such opportunities as he 
could find, with a smooth board upon which 
to work. About this time one of the mer- 
chants of Homer returned from New York 
with a very handsome sign, which he placed 
on the front of his store. Other merchants 
and business men sought to emulate this ex- 
ample, and soon various public places were 
ornamented with handsome and appropriate 
signs. One day Asaph H. Carpenter took his 
horse to the blacksmith shop to be shod, and 
there his attention was attracted by a hand- 
some new sign recently hung out by the smith, 
which was admired by many. It not only ex- 
hibited the name of the proprietor, but the ' 
figure of horse and smith, and some accom- 
paniments of his art. On examining the sign 
closely, Mr. Carpenter found the name of his 
son in the corner, as the author of the artistic 
sign. He at once hastened home to lecture 
his son upon the folly of wasting time in this 
sort of labor. However, the bo\- persevered, 
and presently prevailed upon his mother to 
sit for a portrait. When the picture was com- 
pleted, its life-like and natural character was 
impressed upon the father, who thereafter op- 
posed no objections to "the boy's nonsense," 
and was himself the next sitter for a portrait. 
When about fifteen years old, the bov entered 
the studio of Sanford Thayer at Syracuse, 
where he remained five months, and gained 
much by the instruction there received. Dur- 
ing this time, Mr. Thayer's studio was visited 
by the great artist, Elliott, of New York, who 
encouraged the youthful student, and gave 
him some advice as to the use of coloring. 

In 1846, before the completion of his six- 
teenth year, young Carpenter opened a studio 
in Homer. His neighbors were not very lib- 
eral patrons of art, and as is usual in those 
cases were reluctant to recognize talent in a 
youth who was raised among them. "The 
prophet is not without honor, save in his own 
country." The first home patron of the 
\outhful artist was the Hon. Henry S. Ran- 
dall, who was preparing a book on agricul- 
tural topics, and paid young Carpenter ten 
dollars for some drawings of sheep to be em- 
ployed in the forthcoming book. The artist 
completed portraits of the nine original trus- 
tees of Cortland Academy who were then 
living, and these attracted some attention at 
home because of their faithfulness as por- 
tra-jts, wdiich even the uncultured neighbors 
could large!}- appreciate. .About this time, 



Mr. Carpenter sent ten of his pictures to the 
American Art Union in New York, and one 
of these was selected from several hundred 
pictures submitted for purchase, by the Art 
Union, and the others were disposed of at 
satisfactory prices. In 1850 Mr. Carpenter 
removed to New York City, where he soon 
gained a high standing in art circles, and was 
ultimately engaged to paint portraits of many 
conspicuous citizens, including ex-Presidents 
Tyler, Fillmore and Franklin Pierce, Hon. 
William L. Marcy, Lewis Cass. William H. 
Seward, Sam Houston, Salmon P. Chase, Ca- 
leb Gushing and Henry Ward Beecher. This 
last was considered a masterpiece, and the 
A^ezu York Evening Post said of it : "The por- 
traits of this artist are remarkable, chiefly for 
their subtle mentality; for their faithful ren- 
dering of the inmost life and disposition. His 
studio is hung around with statesmen and men 
of power, whose characters can be read as if 
the men themselves, in their most impressive 
moods, stood before you, and among them all, 
this face of Beecher shines like an opal among 
dull and hueless stones, like a passion flower 
atnong bloomless shrubs." Mr. Carpenter was 
a man of amiable disposition, who made and 
retained strong friendships; was impulsive and 
generous, and became widely known through- 
out the nation. He was also the author of an 
interesting work, entitled "Six Months at the 
White House." This was the result of his 
labors while painting various works of 
national character, including the signing of 
the "Emancipation Proclamation," and the 
noted "Arbitration" picture which was later 
presented to Queen \lctoria. He was inti- 
matelv associated with President Lincoln, and 
was highly esteemed by that noble patriot. 
Mr. Carpenter died in New York. }\Iarch 23. 

He married. January 6, 1853, Augusta Her- 
rick Prentiss. "Children: i. Florence Trum- 
bull, born IMarch 10, 1854; married. May 12, 
1877. Albert Chester Ives, of New York City, 
and has a son, Emerson Ives, born October 3, 
1882, in New York. 2. Herbert Sanford, 
mentioned below. 

(XVI) DeWitt, second son of Asaph Ho- 
mer and Almira (Clark) Carpenter, was born 
May 30. 1832. on the paternal homestead in 
Homer, which he still owns, the only place 
in the section still held by a descendant of the 
original settler. He attended the local schools 
of "the town until the age of seventeen years. 

when he went to Boston and learned the en-, 
gravers' trade. After an apprenticeship of 
four years he continued two years as journey- 
man with the same employer and later formed 
a partnership with ]\Ir. A. F. Pollock, with 
whom he conducted business under the firm 
name of A. F. Pollock & Company for two 
years. During his residence in Boston in 
going to and from over the Mill Dam road he 
frequently met the poet Longfellow, who was 
wont to take outdoor exercise on horseback. 
He was also thrown in contact with the his- 
torian, \\'illiam H. Prescott. On account of 
ill-health, Mr. Carpenter was obliged to aban- 
don his business in Boston and return to Tio- 
mer. Having recuperated, he went to North- 
port, Long Island, and in company with his 
brother, Francis B. Carpenter, conducted a 
farm for some time. Again returning to the 
homestead in Homer, he was actively engaged 
in agriculture until 1907, when he removed to 
the village of Homer, his present place of 
residence. He was known as a progressive, 
industrious, up-to-date farmer, and has con- 
tributed extensively to agricultural magazines 
and other public prints. He has recently com- 
pleted a treatise on farming, entitled, "Facts 
for Farmers ; to the Farmers, by a Farmer, 
for the Farmers," and this has been widely 
distributed by the Delaware, Lackawanna & 
Western railroad. This has been warmly en- 
dorsed by acting director, H. J. Weber, of 
the State College of Agriculture, Cornell 
University, and many others. Mr. Carpenter 
is a member of the Congregational Church of 
Homer, which his father assisted in found- 
ing. He has never been an office seeker, but 
has always been actively interested in the con- 
duct of public affairs and is an apostle of 
clean living for the home, state and nation. 

He married, September 25. 1855. Adeline 
Ball, born June 28, 1832, in Pompey, New 
York, daughter of Stephen C. and Patty 
(Johnson ) " Ball. Stephen C. Ball, son of 
Libbeus Ball, was a soldier of the war of 18 12. 
Children: i. Cora Almira. born at North- 
port. Long Island, in i860, resides at home 
with her jjarents. 2. Violette Augusta, born 
in Homer, December 30, 1861. is the wife of 
Orren Bugbee, of Cortland, New York, now 
principal of a public school in Buftalo, New 
York. Thev have a son, Kenneth Carpenter 
Bugbee. born in 1893. 3. Helen Marr, born 
in Homer, May 25, 1866. married Clarence 
Knapp, of Homer, and resides on the paternal 



homestead, having three sons : Lawrence Car- 
penter, LesHe Edward and Harold Clarence. 

(XVII) Herbert Sanford, only son of 
Francis Bicknell and Augusta Herrick (Pren- 
tiss) Carpenter, was born May 22, 1862, in 
Brooklyn, New York. He attended the pub- 
lic school in New York City, and started in 
the paper business with the firm of Wool- 
worth & Graham. In 188 1 he went into Wall 
street as a clerk with the firm of Charles Head 
& Company, and in 1890 was admitted as a 
parner to this firm. In 1895 the Stock Ex- 
change firm of Thomas L. Alanson & Com- 
pany was organized with offices in New York 
City. Mr. Carpenter retired from the firm of 
Head & Company and became a member of 
this firm. In January, 1910, Mr. Carpenter 
retired from the firm of T. L. Manson & Com- 
pany and started a new firm of Carpenter & 
Company, members of the New York Stock 
Exchange, with offices at 115 Broadway. He 
was elected a member of the Boston Stock 
Exchange in 1903. He is a member and direc- 
tor of the New England Society and member 
of the following clubs : Metropolitan, Union 
League (of which he was a member of the 
e.xecutive committee), New York Athletic, 
Automobile, Ardsley (of which he was gov- 
ernor). Sleepy Hollow Country. His city 
home is at 56 West Fifty-fifth street, Man- 
hattan, and his country seat is Fairlight Cot- 
tage. Ardsley-on-Hudson. He married, Feb- 
ruar}- 13, 1884, Cora Anderson, of Louisville, 
Kentucky, and has one daughter, Cora, born 
lanuarv 19, 1885, now the wife of George 
A. Legg. 

The Thompson pioneers in 
THOMPSON this country were very nu- 
merous. They came from 
England with the earliest settlers of New Eng- 
land and continued to come from England 
from time to time to the present. There were 
Scotch pioneers also from the north of Ire- 

The Thompson family of Orange county, 
New York, is descended from William 
Thompson, who settled in the south part of 
Goshen about two miles from Florida town- 
ship. He possessed considerable means and 
bought six hundred acres of land. Whether 
he came direct from the old country or from 
one of the New England provinces we have 
been unable to determine, lacking the records 
and handica|>ped by the great number of 

Thompson families. A daughter of William 
Thompson married Dr. Nathaniel Elmer, and 
Judge William Thompson, son of the pioneer, 
had sons Morris. William and Thomas 
Thompson, and a daughter who married Col- 
onel John Cowdrey. The census of 1790 ap- 
pears to show that the pioneer and his son and 
grandson of the same name all had families in 
Goshen. The only Thompson families in 
Goshen in 1790, according to the federal cen- 
sus, were three, of which the heads were Will- 
iam without the distinguishing marks of "Jr." 
or "2d." One William had four males over 
sixteen, three females and three males under 
sixteen. Another William had in his family 
two males over sixteen, four under that age 
and five females, also two slaves. The third 
William had two males over sixteen, three un- 
der that age and three females. 

(I) Henry Thompson, grandson of the pio- 
neer, William Thompson, was doubtless a son 
of one of the William Thompsons mentioned 
in the census report described above. He was 
born at Goshen, May 15, 1788. He was edu- 
cated in Goshen and lived there until 1825, 
when he came to Owego, New York. For 
some fifteen years he was proprietor of a 
hotel at Campville. Afterward he followed the 
trade of blacksmith, having a shop in the vil- 
lage of Owego. He married (first), Novem- 
ber 3, 1810, Abigail . He married (sec- 
ond) . Children by first wife: Sally 

Maria, born April 16, 1812; Eleanor, Febru- 
ary 15, 1814; Julia H., February n, 1816; 
William Gale, April 4, 1818; James Lawrence, 
July II, 1820; Anthony Dobbin, mentioned 
below; Phebe .A.nn, April 24, 1824; James 
Lawrence. April 11, 1826; Abigail Frances, 
April 9. 1828. Children by second wife: 
Henry, born July 6. 183 1 ; John, March 13, 
1833 ; George Franklin, March 30, 1835 ; Mary 
Bacon, April 27, 1842 ; Prentice Ransom, Sep- 
tember 12, 1844. 

(II) Anthony Dobbin, son of Flenry Thomp- 
son, was born in Goshen, New York, June 4, 
1822, died at Owego, New York, July 7, 1893. 
He came from Orange county to Owego with 
his parents when he was three years old, and 
with the exception of two years which he 
spent in Towanda, Pennsylvania, he made his 
home in Owego the remainder of his life. He 
attended the public schools there and learned 
the trade of blacksmith, working in his father's 
shop for six years. For a number of years 
he was a clerk in the office of the stage line 



of the Owego Hotel, which stood on the pres- 
ent site of the Ahwaga House. He drove a 
stage between Ithaca and Owego for some 
time. Afterward he went to Towanda and 
conducted a livery stable. He also owned a 
livery stable at Waverly, New York, and con- 
ducted a stage line between that town and 
Towanda. After the building of the railroad, 
he entered the employ of the Erie Railroad 
Company, and continued for a period of forty 
years, being a conductor most of that time, 
and in later years being the eldest conductor 
in point of service on the railroad. 

He married (first), November ii, 1845, Sa- 
brina, born in 1826, died January 14, 1873, 
daughter of Chauncy Hill. He married (sec- 
ond). July 3, 1877, Susan Guthrie, of Owego. 
Children, all by first wife: i. Clarence An- 
thony, mentioned below. 2. Charles Sidney, 
born February 5. 1852, died February 27, 
1885. 3. Sadie Alberta, March 21, 1862; mar- 
ried Samuel E. Hillyer. of Auburn, New 
York. 4. Lizzie Tappan. May 7. 1866; mar- 
ried Walter G. Curtis, of Hubert, Minnesota. 
5. Harry Gero, October 21. 1869; assistant 
postmaster at Owego. 

(HI) Clarence Anthony, son of Anthony 
Dobbin Thompson, was born at Owego, New 
York, February i, 1848, died March 19, 1910, 
in New York. He attended the ]3ublic schools, 
the Owego Academy and the Oneida Confer- 
ence Seminary at Cazenovia, New York. He 
started upon a business career in July, 1864, 
as clerk in the National Bank of Waverly, 
became bookkeeper and assistant cashier and 
at length cashier. In April, 1870, he resigned 
to accept the position of teller of the First 
National Bank of Owego. and in 1881 was 
made assistant cashier of that bank. When 
the Owego National Bank was organized in 
August, 1883, he was elected cashier and he 
filled that position with ability and efficiency 
until he resigned in 1890. He was interested 
in other lines of activity. He was financially 
interested in the building of various steam- 
boats which plied between Owego and Big 
Island. He was a prime mover in securing 
the opening of a telephone exchange in 
Owego. From 1890 until the time of his 
death he was a boarding officer of the New 
York customs house, in the immigration de- 
partment. Fie took a prominent part in public 
affairs for many years. He was treasurer of 
the incorporated village in 1876-80. For many 
vears he served on the board of education. 

and was on the committee in charge of the 
construction of the Free Academy. From 
1887 to 1890 he was treasurer of Tioga 
county. In politics he was an active and lead- 
ing Republican. 

He married, June 9. 1869, Dorinda E.. 
born in 1844. died April 17. 1901. daughter 
of Lyman and Emily (Goodrich) Truman, of 
Owego. They had one child. Sidney Welles. 
mentioned below. 

(IV) Dr. Sidney Welles Thompson, son 
of Clarence Anthony Thompson, was born at 
( )wego. New York, February 10. 1873. He 
attended the public schools of his native town. 
and the Riverview Military Academy at 
Poughkeepsie. New York, from which he was 
graduated in the class of 1892. During the 
following year he was instructor in military 
tactics and in various primary branches in this 
school. In the fall of 1893 he became a stu- 
dent in the medical department of the New 
York University in New York City, and was 
graduated in 1896 with the degree of Doctor 
of Medicine. In the same year he began to 
practice in Owego and continued for fourteen 
years. He retired from practice, however, to 
devote his time to his private affairs. He is 
a member of the Tioga County Medical So- 
cietv and the New York State Medical Soci- 
ety. He has been active in politics and is 
president of the village of Owego. He is a 
Republican. Dr. Thompson is a member of 
Friendship Lodge, No. 153. Free and .\c- 
cepted Masons, of Owego ; New Jerusalem 
Chapter, No. 47, Royal Arch Masons, of 
Owego: Malta Commandery, No. 21, Knights 
Templar, of Binghamton : Owego Lodge, No. 
1039, Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks, of which he is treasurer. In religion 
he is a Presbyterian. 

He married. October 12. 1897, Alary Au- 
gusta, daughter of Nathaniel W. and Emily 
(Robins) Davis. They have one child. Emily 
Dorinda. born October 20, 1899. 

Thomas Newton, of Fairfield, 
NEWTON Rhode Island, was the earliest 

ancestor of this family known 
in .-\merica. He was one of the four men 
who came with Roger Ludlow to start a plan- 
tation at Fairfield in the autumn of 1639. In 
1644 he was elected deputy, and afterwards 
held many offices of public trust. He mar- 
ried Joan, daughter of Richard Smith, a 
friend of Roger Williams, who was admitted 





at the town of Xewport since March, H138, 
and who had settled at \\'ickford in Narra- 
ganset about 1639. where he owned 30.000 
acres of land, and became a man of promi- 
nence. Smith later moved to Long Island, and 
with his brother owned 13,000 acres of land, 
now part of Brooklyn and its vicinity. 
Thomas Xewton became involved in 1650 
with the authorities of Rhode Island, and 
was imjirisoned on a charge of witchcraft, 
but escaped to the New Netherlands, where 
he became sheriff of I-'lushing. His surren- 
der was demanded b}- the Rhode Island au- 
thorities of the Dutch and was refused, and 
he became the subject of much negotiation 
between the commissioner (if Xew England 
and Peter Stuyvesant, which lasted many 
years. He was a landholder in Aliddlebnrgh 
in 1655, and died prior to May, 1683. Three 
sons were born to Thomas and Joan Xew- 
ton: Israel, James and Thomas. 

(II) James Newton was a man of affairs, 
was made freeman in 1689. and held various 
public offices. He married Mary, daughter 
of Sergeant Richard and Elizabeth ^leigs 
Hubbell. They had a large family, amongst 
whom Alice, born February 28, 1686, married 
Robert Ransom. They also had a son Israel. 

(III) Israel, son of James Newton, was 
born March 5, 1694. He held many offices 
with the town of Colchester, Connecticut, and 
in the colony. He was deputy to the general 
assembly, and captain of train band. When 
the colonies organized the .somewhat fantastic 
expedition against Louisburgh, Cape Breton 
Island, in 1745, he was a]3pointed major of 
the forces sent out from Colchester, Xew 
London and that region, "On June 19th 
(1745) came the mournful tidings that the 
forces were defeated in an attempt on the 
island battery, with a loss of one hundred and 
seventy men. .Among those who had fallen 
a victim to disease was Major Newton." Is- 
rael Newton had married Hannah Butler. He 
left a family of seven children, among whom 
was Ashael, who was at his father's death a 

(IV) .\shael, son of Israel Xewton. mar- 
ried Delight Chapman, and died in earh- man- 
hood, leaving an only child. Ashael Jr. 

{\') .Ashael Jr., son of Ashael Newton, 
was a revolutionary soldier of the Connecti- 
cut line, and saw much service throughout the 
entire war. He was one of the picked men 
who led the \\a\- to make the orienins: in the 

Palisade-- surrounding Stony Point to give 
entrance to the army of' :\Iad Anthony 
W ayne. He was one of Washington's guards, 
and was at the surrender of Yorktown. Soon 
after the revolutionary war he married Ver- 
salle, daughter of William Booth, of New 
London. They lived for a time at Colchester, 
Connecticut, and there raised a family of ten 
children, the eldest of whom was William. 

(\ I) William, .son of Ashael Jr. and \'er- 
salle (Booth) Xewton, was born" October 15, 
1786. in Colchester, Connecticut, and died in 
Sherburne, Chenango county, Xew York, .Au- 
gust 13, 1879. He was a fuller by trade, and 
later became a woolen manufacturer. In 
1806 he migrated to Xew Berlin, Chenango 
county. New York, and thence to Hamilton, 
where he bought a farm and built a log house, 
and in 1807 sent for his father, mother and 
family of brothers and sisters, whoiu he had 
left in Connecticut. After establishing his 
father's family in the new lands of Haniilton, 
he went to Camden, Oneida county. New 
^'ork. where he engaged in the woolen indus- 
try. In 181 1 he removed to Sherburne, New 
York, where he bought a large farm which 
is now owned by Lucius Newton, a son, at 
what is known as Sherburne Quarter. Will- 
iam Xewton, after his woolen mills had been 
Inirned out for the second time, gave up the 
business of manufacturing and settled down 
upon the farm above-mentioned. He, how- 
ever, broke up the monotony of farming by 
(iccasional excursions into the outside world, 
where he carried out various undertakings as 
the development of the country from time to 
time gave him opportunity. Thus we find 
him building portions of the Erie, the Black 
river and the Chenango canals : and working 
upon what proved to be the first railroad 
upon which a steam propelled car was run 
in America. It was a gravity road near 
Honesdale, Pennsylvania, and as it was about 
completed some of those engaged at work 
thereon, having heard rumors of what had 
been done in England, erected a stationary 
engine on a flat car and propelled it over the 

William Xewton married. .August 2.2. 1810, 
Lois Butler, born in Middletown, Connecti- 
cut, December 12, 1790, died in Sherburne, 
New York, February 6, 1885. She was a 
daughter of Richard and Mercy Sage Butler. 
Her family was of Wethersfield, Connecticut, 
where her ancestors had lived for many gen- 



erations. She came to Hamilton, New York, 
with lier father in 1794, when four years of 
age. Children: i. William Butler, born Sep- 
tember I, 1811, died March 14, 1901 ; mar- 
ried Salina Gooding ; had one daughter, Lois 
Amelia, who married Chauncey O'Dell. They 
live in Monroe county, and have a family of 
six children. 2. Louisa, born October 10, 
1813. died March 11, 1904; married Charles 
Lathrop (see Henry C. Lathrop). 3. Lucinda, 
born November 10. 1815, died June 26, 1892; 
married (first) Ira Williams, and they had a 
daughter Maria; married (second) David C. 
Bnell. who died in 1868, and had Minnie, 
Amelia, Harriet and Jessie. 4. Warren, born 
December 31, 1817, died December 25, 1S91 : 
he was a banker of Norwich. New York, 
and married Lydia Wheeler, by whom he had 
one daughter, Louise, who married Joel J. 
Bixby (see Bixby). 5. Maria, born January 
21, 1820, died June 17, 1836. 6. Mercy Ame- 
lia, born February 7, 1823, died in India, July 

18, 1848; married Charles Little, a mission- 
ary. 7. Isaac Sprague (see below). 8. Lu- 
cius (which see). 9. Hubert A., born March 

19. 1830, died August 12, 1896. He was a 
graduate of Yale College in 1850. He was 
a tutor and professor of mathematics at Yale 
continuously from soon after graduation until 
his death in 1896. He was at the head of the 
mathematical department at Yale College, and 
was long influential in the guidance of its af- 
fairs. He married Anna, daughter of Rev. 
Joseph Stiles ; he left two daughters : Clifford 
Newton and Josephine S. Newton, who re- 
side in New Haven. Connecticut. 10. Albro 
J., born August 16, 1832. He is a manufac- 
turer in Brooklyn, New York, and married, 
in i860, Delia A. Lewis; she died in 1878, 
leaving four children : Grace L.,, Harriet, 
William L., and Delia. Of the children of 
.\lbro J. Newton, Grace married Arnold G. 
Dana, of Brooklyn. New York, and resides 
there with three children. Harriet married 
Edward R. Dimond, of the firm of Williams, 
Dimond & Company, of San Francisco, where 
she resides. \\'illiam L. Newton married 
Florence Brown, daughter of Joseph Epps 
Brown, of Brooklyn, and resides there with 
four children. Delia married Eugene Graves, 
of Providence, Rhode Island, where she re- 
sides, with three children. 11. Homer G. 
Newton, born October 25, 1835. He gradu- 
ated from Yale College in 1859, and later 
from College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

He pursued medical studies in the universities 
of Germany. He practiced in Brooklyn from 
1868 to 1874 as an oculist. He went to Cali- 
fornia on account of ill health in 1874, re- 
turning to Sherburne, New York, in 1877. 
Since that time he has been identified with 
the Sherburne National Bank and the Na- 
tional Bank of Norwich. In 1869 he mar- 
ried Grace, daughter of Joshua Pratt, of Sher- 
burne. They reside in Sherburne, and have 
no children. 

(\IIj Isaac Sprague Newton, born May 
18, 1825, in Sherburne, New York, died sud- 
denly in Albany, New York, March 19, 1889, 
whither he had gone in the practice of his legal 
profession. He was a graduate of Yale Col- 
lege in 1848, and located at Sherburne for 
about two years, and then removed to Nor- 
wich, where he was associated with his brother 
Warren in partnership under the firm name 
of W. & I. S. Newton. The partnership con- 
tinued until 1856, when the senior member of 
the firm, Warren Newton, upon the organiza- 
tion of the National Bank of Norwich, with- 
drew from the practice of law, and Isaac S. 
Newton continued the practice without partner 
for several years. In the latter 50's he was 
for two terms district attorney of the county 
of Chenango. In about 1867 he formed a 
partnership with George M. Tillson under the 
firm name of Newton & Tillson. This part- 
nership continued for a few years, when he 
again resinned the practice without partner 
until 1884. At that time he formed a partner- 
ship with his son, Howard D. Newton, un- 
der the firm name of I. S. & H. D. Newton. 
This continued until his death in 1889. 
Throughout his entire life he was very prom- 
inent in legal circles, having a large practice 
as a trial lawyer, and was also much before 
the appellate courts for the state. 

He married (first) in 1855, Jane Campbell 
Dunlap, daughter of Robert and . Hannah 
Dunlap. He married (second) Jane Newton, 
in 1866. Children by the first marriage: i. 
Lois Butler, who married Hon. Albert F. 
Gladding, of Norwich : justice of the supreme 
court. 2. Howard Dunlap. 3. Isaac B., born 
September 7, 1861 ; graduated from Yale 
1883 ; merchant, resides in Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia : he married, in 1885, Mary, daughter 
of John and Caroline Foot Mitchell, of Nor- 
wich, New York. She died in 1901, leaving 
two children; Rowena M., wife of Robert 
Leonard, of Los Angeles, and Burkett, Yale, 



1914. Isaac B. married (second) Winifred 
Hunt, of Los Angeles. 4. Jane Campbell, 
born 1864, died 1907 : married Reuben Jefifrey, 
M. D. : she left surviving one son, Reu- 
ben Jeffrey Jr., Yale College, 191 1. Children 
of Isaac S. Newton by his second wife: i. 
Mary Elizabeth, married Dr. L. Grant Bald- 
win, a physician of Brooklyn, New York ; 
they have two children : Millicent, and L. 
Grant Jr. 2. Edward P., born 1874, gradu- 
ate of Yale, 1897; married Emily Stoddard, 
of Los Angeles, California ; they reside in 
Corona, California : they have one child. 

(VIII) Howard Dunlap Newton, born in 
Norwich, New York, November 18, 1857, re- 
sides in Norwich. He is a lawyer by profes- 
sion, having been admitted to practice in 1883. 
In 1885 he became cashier of the National 
Bank of Norwich, although his position was in- 
active. He was cashier until 1910, when he 
became and still is president. In 1906 he 
became interested in and president of the 
Sherburne National Bank, and from 1893 he 
has been president of the Norwich Water 
^^'orks. He married, November 18, 1885, 
Jane \'ernette Martin, daughter of Cyrus B. 
and Anvernette Martin, and granddaughter of 
David Maydole. the founder of the May dole 
Hammer Factory. They have four children : 
Anna Martin Newton, born November 5, 
1887, graduate of Wellesley College. 1909 ; 
Margaret Dunlap Newton, born May 6, 1889, 
graduate of ^^'ellesley College, 191 1; Jean 
Maydole Newton, born December 8, 1894 : 
Eleanor Butler Newton, born July 16, 1896. 
A son, Lawrence H. Newton, dierl February, 
1900. in his eighth year. 

For many generations the Dodge 
DODGE family were connected with Of- 

ferton. The name at first was 
spelled Dogge and Doggeson. In 1306 a coat- 
of-arms was granted to Peter Dodge, of 
Stockport, England. The name is found in the 
records of Offerton, Stockport, Cheadle and 
Marple. In 1384-85 Robert Doggeson, son 
of Robert, held land in Stockport, and in 1390 
William, son of Robert, also had lands there. 
In 1422-23 William Doggeson, mercer, as he 
was called in 1428, had lands in the Hillgate. 
He was of Stockport. They were prominent 
there, and several of the name held the office 
of mayor of Stockport. "A group of houses 
in this township (Stockport) is still known as 
Dodge Fold, on one of which are the initials 

and S. D., 1742: Init there are traces of an 
earlier building." About 1720 Samuel Dodge 
gave eight pounds for apprenticing poor chil- 
dren in Offerton, and about 1765 Robert 
Dodge gave ten shillings a year for teaching 
poor children. In 1812 Samuel Dodge was 
mayor. Undoubtedly for almost six hundred 
years Stockport, county Chester, has been the 
home of the Dodge family. A letter from 
the poet Tupper to Robert Dodge, of New 
York, 1847, gives the best proof that the 
Dodge family of Essex county, Massachu- 
setts, are descended from Peter Dodge, of 
Stopworth, Cheshire. 

(I) John Dodge and his wife Margery 
lived in Somersetshire, England. Children : 
Richard, mentioned below ; William, born 
about 1604, died between 1685 and 1692, came 
to Salem in 1629; Michael, lived and died in 
East Coker, Somersetshire, England, was 
church warden in 1670, had five children ; 
Mary, died in England and had son John. 

(II) Richard, son of John Dodge, was born 
in East Coker, Somersetshire, England, about 
1602. He settled in 1638, in Salem, Massa- 
chusetts, and after living for a time on the 
land of his brother William, he settled on 
"Dodge Row," in North Beverly, not far east 
of Wenham Lake. The house he built stood 
probably not far from the present line of 
North Beverly. The farm remained in the 
family for years. He and his wife Edith were 
members of the Wenham church before 1648. 
In 1653 li's name ranks first on the list of 
twenty-one subscribers to Harvard College, 
the next highest contributor giving only one- 
fourth as much. He gave land for a burying 
ground, now known as the cemetery on 
"Dodge Row." He died June 15, 1671, leav- 
ing the large estate of seventeen hundred and 
sixty-four pounds and two shillings. He gave 
to his sons, John, Richard and Samuel, good 
farms valued at one hundred pounds apiece. 
Flis sons, Edward and Joseph, were given the 
home farm. His wife died June 27, 1678, aged 
seventy-five. Children : John, baptized De- 
cember 29, 1 63 1, in England, died at North 
Beverly, October 11, 1711: Mary, born 1632; 
Sarah, baptized 1644 : Richard, mentioned be- 
low : Samuel, born 1645 ; Edward, of North 
Beverly: foseph. born 1651. 

(III) Richard (2), son of Richard (i) 
Dodge, was born in Beverly in 1643, <^''sd 
April 13, 1705, at Wenham. He was a farmer 
and lived in the south part of Wenham. He 



owned a large farm in Ipswich, which he sub- 
sequently gave to his eldest son, Richard. He 
also had' land near Chebacco Lake in Ipswich. 
He owned a cider mill and press. About two 
years before his death he divided his property 
among his children, giving his negro man 
Mingo to the eldest son. He and his wife are 
buried at North Beverly, where their grave- 
stones are still standing. He married. Febru- 
ary 23, 1667, Mary Eaton, born 1641, died 
November 28, 1716. Children: Richard, 
mentioned below : Mary, born March 30, 1672 : 
Martha, baptized June 7, 1674: Daniel, born 
.\pril 26, 1677, a graduate of Harvard Col- 
lege in 1700; William, born 1678. 

(IV) Richard (3). son of Richar.l (2) 
Dodge, was born in Wenham. July 12. 1670, 
died in Ipswich, Jwne 7, 1739. He settled in 
Ipswich about the time of his marriage and 
became a very well-to-do farmer. On De- 
cember I, 1703, more than a year before his 
father's death, he received from him the 
house and lands on which he had settled in 
Ipswich, and also the negro man ]\Iingo. The 
deed was acknowledged before Robert Hale, 
justice of the peace. March 18. 1703-04. He 
inarried, November 16. 1694. Martha, daugh- 
ter of Deacon Thomas Low, of Chebacco, in 
Ipswich, She died aged sixty-eight, and they 
were both buried in the old cemetery on 
"Dodge Row," His will was dated July 5, 
1734, and proved June 18. 1739. Children: 
Martha, born May 29, 1696: Nathaniel, Oc- 
tober 8, 1698, died young: Lucy, May 3. 1700: 
Nathaniel, December i, 1701. probably died 
young; Margaret, September 2, 1702: Barna- 
bas, 1706 or 1707: Paul, i70()-io: Richard, 
mentioned below, 

(\') Richard (4), son of Richard (3) 
Dodge, was born probably in 171 1 or 1712. 
in Hamlet Parish. The names of Barnabas, 
Paul and Richard are placed in that order in 
a deed of division in 1737. and in 1740 the 
name Paul comes before Richard, after the 
death of Barnabas, Barnabas, who married in 
1728, received a deed of one-third of the land 
bought from John Quarles, and Paul, who 
married in 1732. also received a third, the 
deed being dated July 3, 1734. .\fter Richard 
married in 1734, he received the other third 
of the farm on October 2, the same year. He 
received the third from llarnabas after the 
latter's death. He sold his land in Ipswich, 
March 12, 1759, to Jacob Dodge, and bought 
one hundred acres in Suttnn on the same (lay. 

of Isaac Dodge, He bought two hundred 
acres, partly in Sutton and partly in Uxbridge, 
three days 'later. In March, 1762, he deeded 
tiftv acres of this land to his son Rufus, who 
was a carpenter and yeoman of Uxbridge. In 
1765 he sold fifty acres of it to William Batch- 
elor, of Upton, cooper. To his son-in-law, 
Reuben Towai, a farmer of Sutton, he sold 
three pieces of land amounting to sixty-nine 
acres, in 1767-72-75. The last time the sig- 
nature of his wife Sarah appears is on the 
deed of Februarv, 1767, and his appears last 
in March, 1775, 'On April 11, 1777, the heirs 
of Richard sold eight-ninths of his land in 
Sutton to Richard Dodge, of Sutton. Reu- 
ben Town was dead at this time, for his wife 
signed the deed, and the acknowledgement, 
December 2, 1782, called her wife of Samuel 

Richard Dodge married Sarah Tuttle, of 
Hamlet, published August 16. 1734. Children, 
probably born in Ipswich: Rufus, March 14, 
1736: Richard, May 21, 1738, probably died 
voung: Nathaniel, December 9, 1740; Asa; 
James, mentioned below ; Thomas, of Dudley ; 
Sarah, married Reuben Town ; Mary, 

(\T) James, son of Richard (4) Dodge, 
was born probably in Ipswich, though the 
record of his birth is not found. 'He settled 
at Windsor. Berkshire countw Massachusetts, 
then called Gageborough, and was a soldier 
from that town in the revolution in Captain 
Ephraim Cleveland's compan\-. Colonel Mi- 
chael Jackson's regiment, in 1 777-79. and in 
the same regiment January i, to April 20, 
1780. He also resided in Pittsfield, Massa- 
chusetts, but owned no land there, and the 
town records do not contain the births of his 
children. Peter Dodge, of Shelburne. Phineas, 
of Tvringham, Noah, of Oxford, and Nathan- 
iel, of Belchertown, also served in the revolu- 
tion. After the revolution many of the fam- 
ilv moved to New York state, Richard Dodge. 
also of Berkshire county, was a revolutionary 
soldier. Bezaleel Dodge, of Ipswich, served 
in Captain Gideon Parker's company, Colonel 
Moses Little's regiment. According to the 
census of 1790 Bezaleel Dodge was head of a 
familv in Westchester county ; Nathaniel 
Dodg'e was of Bedford, and Robert Dodge of 
North Castle, in the same county, while Jo- 
siah. Daniel, Elisha, John, Noah and Richard 
were neighbors in adjacent towns in Herki- 
mer county. New York state. 

(\TI) Amasa Dodge, of the above family. 



is believed to be the son of James Dodge. Me 
was born November 27, 1775, died at White 
Plains, Westchester county, New York, June 
23, 1857. He married. February 21, 1797, 
Eunice . born May 2, 1777, died No- 
vember 2. 1857. These dates are from family 
records. The place of birth is not known. 
Children: Willard, born January 9, 1798: 
James, mentioned below; Sapphia, April i, 
1802, died February 20. 1844: Tryphenia, 
April 7, 1804: Miranda, December 15, 1806, 
died November 6, 1832; Eunice, January 21, 
1808; Amasa, March 28, 181 1 : Hannali, Au- 
gust 3, 1814: Joel, February 12, 1817; Persis, 
August 8, 1821. 

(VIII) James (2). son of Amasa Dodge, 
was born in Herkimer county. New York, 
October 14, 1799, died in Jefferson county. 
New York, in 1873. He had a common school 
education. When sixteen years old he re- 
moved to Jefferson county and the remainder 
of his life was spent there. He was a car- 
penter by trade and also followed farming. 

He married Waite. Children : James, 

mentioned below ; Francis and Franklin, 
twins, born in 1841 ; Caroline, 1845. 

(TX) James (3), son of James (2) Dodge, 
was born in Jeft'erson county, New York, in 
1837, died at Afton, New York, January 16. 
19 10. He received a common school educa- 
tion, and afterward taught school for a time. 
During his later years he was a farmer in 
Jefferson county, except during the last ten 
years, which were spent with his son at Af- 
ton. He was an active member in the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church, and a class leader. He 
married, December 10, 1867, Alice Adams, 
born in Plainfield, New York, December 10, 
1843, daughter of William and Sarah .\nn 
( Pope ) Adams. She is now living with her 
son. Dr.' William L. Dodge, at Afton. Chil- 
dren: I. Jessie, born .March 18, 1869; mar- 
ried Ira K. Thomas, of Grand Rapids, Michi- 
gan, and had two children : Ruth, born Au- 
gust 21, 1890, and Bethany, February 2, 1903. 
2. James Lynn, born .April 12, 1870: a civil 
engineer in the employ of the Westinghouse 
Company of New York City, living in Ridge- 
wood, New Jersey : married Catherine Young. 
and has one son. James Robert, born Novem- 
ber 8. 1907. 3. William Lee. mentioned be- 

(X) William Lee Dodge, M. D.. son of 
James (3) Dodge, was born in Henderson, 
Jefferson county, New York, February 4, 

1873. He attended the public schools of his 
native town, and studied medicine at the Uni- 
versity of Buffalo, from the medical school of 
which he was graduated in 1897 with the de- 
gree of M. D. For four years he practiced 
medicine at Coventry, New York, and in 1902 
removed to Afton, where he has been in gen- 
eral practice to the present time. Fie is a 
member of the New York State Medical So- 
ciety : the American Medical Association : the 
Chenango County Medical Society : Afton 
Lodge. Free and .-\ccepted Masons ; Royal 
Arch Masons ; Knights Templar, of Norwich ; 
Katurah Temple, Alystic Shrine, of Bingham- 
ton. He attends the ^Methodist Episcopal 
church of Afton. 

He married. July 5. 1898. Abigail Ouinn, 
of Clayville. New York, daughter of John 
and ]\Iaria (Walker) Ouinn. Children: i. 
Lynn Ouinn. born at Coventry, October 8, 
1899. 2. Alice A.. July 26. 1902, in Afton. 
3. i\larie W.. twin of Alice A. 4. Benjamin 
Lee, December 22. 1905, at Afton. 

On [ulv I, 1690, occurred the 
JOHNSON battie of the Boyne in Ire- 
land. LInder King William 
fought the Johnstons, who settled in county 
Cavan, Ireland. One of these Johnstons had 
thirteen children, several of whom came to 
.America, among them James, who is men- 
tioned below, and Michael, both of whom 
made their homes in Ulster county. New 
York. Through two generations the name 
was spelled Johnston, though later generations 
spell the name Johnson. Johnston is derived 
from a place name meaning John's town, while 
Johnson is a patronymic, meaning son of 
John. Johnston or Johnstone is preemi- 
nently a Scotch surname. The family was in 
Dumfriesshire about 1300. and possessed af- 
terward the marquisate of Annandale. the 
earldom of Annandale and Hartfield. viscount- 
cy of Annan and lordships of Evandale, Loch- 
maben and Moft'at. The name is very numer- 
ous in Ireland, especially among the Scotch 
of LTlster province in the Protestant counties 
of Antrim, Down. .Armagh. Fermanagh. Ca- 
van and Londonderry. 

( I ) James Johnston was born in county 
Cavan, Ireland, in 1737. He came with the 
early Scotch-Irish immigration to LHster 
county, when a young man. and settled in the 
town of New Paltz. where he had a large 
familv and lived until he died. His brother 



Michael was executor of his will in 1782. He 
was a soldier in the revolution, as shown by 
the record of his land bounty rights. He 
married, June 30, 1763. Mary, daughter of 
Dr. George Graham. Children, all born at 
New Paltz: James, George, William, men- 
tioned below : Michael, Elizabeth, Christina. 

(H) William, son of James Johnston, was 
born in New Paltz, August 13, 1772, died Oc- 
tober ID, 1850, in a place called Johnsons 
Railroad Station, Orange county, New York. 
He was a blacksmith and farmer by occupa- 
tion. He married, December 18, 1800, Ra- 
chel, born December 18, 1776, died December 
31, 1841, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Bookstaver) ]\Iillspaugh. Children: i. Eliza- 
beth, December 18, 1801 ; married Benjamin 
Sawyer. 2. James, February 7, 1804, in 
Orange county. 3. Jacob Millspaugh, De- 
cember 7, 1805. 4. Christina, September 12, 
1807; married Lewis Stewart. 5. Ellen M., 
OctoJDer 20, 1809. 6. Alexander T., mentioned 
below. 7. Susan. October 27, 1813 ; married 
Eber Lane. 8. \Mlliam C, April 13, 1816. 

(HI) Alexander T. Johnson, son of Will- 
iam Johnston, was born November 13, 181 1, 
died at Port Jervis, New York, August 29, 
1898. He attended the public schools and was 
graduated from the State Normal School at 
Albany. He was for many years a school 
teacher, and for a time county superintendent 
of schools. In later years he was a farmer, 
and lived during the greater part of his life 
at Port Jervis. He was active in the state 
militia when a young man and captain of his 
company. He married, October 2-], 1836, Jane 
Cuddeback, born at Port Jervis, December 22, 
181 1, died in Waverly, September 28, 1904, 
daughter of Benjamin and Blandina (Van 
Etten) Cuddeback. Children: i. William 
Elting, born at Port Jervis, Orange county, 
NewYork, October 17, 1837; is a physician 
in Waverly. 2. Blandina Ellen, born at Port 
Jervis, March 29, 1841, died at Port Jervis, 
March 20, 1897: married, November 18, 1869, 
Benjamin Dunning, son of General Dunning. 
3. Thomas Benjamin, mentioned below. 4. 
Lvman Hovt, born at Port Jervis, March 9, 


(IV) Thomas Benjamin, son of Alexander 
T. Johnson, was born in Florida, Orange 
county. New York, May 14, 1844. He attend- 
ed the public schools of Port Jervis and 
Mount Retirement Seminary at Deckertown, 
He studied in the offices of Dr, N. F. Marsh 

and Dr. D. W. Cooper, of Port Jervis, and 
attended Bellevue Hospital Medical College, 
New York City, from which he was graduated 
March i, 1868. During the civil war he was 
a hospital steward in the Union army for 
nearly three years, located at Washington, D, 
C, and Nashville, Tennessee. He located at 
Towanda, Bradford county, Pennsylvania, 
April 5, 1868, and since then has practiced 
his profession in that town. He is a member 
of the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, 
the American Medical Association, and the 
Bradford County Medical Society. He has 
been president of the Bradford County Medi- 
cal Society. In politics he is an Independent. 
He has been a member of the Towanda school 
board for six years. 

He married (first) Henrietta Barstow, born 
in Towanda, March 14, 1845, c^'^d ;\Iay 4, 
1892, daughter of David F. and Amelia A, 
(Rlix) Barstow (see Barstow- VII). He mar- 
ried (second), June 29, 1897, Nellie H. Lesh- 
er, born June 19, 1857, at Easton, Pennsyl- 
vania, died March 10, 1899, at Towanda, Penn- 
sylvania, daughter of John A. Nightingale, 
of Easton, Pennsylvania. He married (third), 
October 16, 1902, Caroline Amelia Barstow, 
sister of his first wife. Children by first wife : 
I. Caroline Barstow, born September 12, 1872; 
married, December 28, 1897, John H. Mur- 
ray, of South Waverly, Pennsylvania : chil- 
dren : Henrietta Barstow ^lurray, born Feb- 
ruary 3, 1899 ; John Harris, March 6, 1901 ; 
Jane. July 5, 1908, 2. Alexander T., born at 
Towanda, March 25, 1876: graduate of Le- 
high University, now a mining engineer ; mar- 
ried Marion Scott, of Dallas, Texas, and had 
Alexander T., born March 13, 1910. 3. Dr. 
Thomas Benjamin Jr., born at Towanda, Oc- 
tober 18. 1879; a graduate of the Towanda 
high school and the Susquehanna Collegiate 
Institute and Medico-Chirurgical College of 
Philadelphia : was an interne at the hospital 
at Sayre, Pennsylvania, for two years : since 
then a practicing physician at Towanda. 

(The Barstow Line). 
The Barstow family is of English origin, 
from West Riding of Yorkshire, where some 
of the name still live. Edmond Barstow, Esq., 
justice of the peace for the North Riding of 
Yorkshire, owned Hingerskil, formerly the 
seat of the Hoptons, having married Ellinor 
Hopton. He was son of Edward, son of 
Thomas, of North Allerton. His brother Wal- 



ter was father of Mr. Jeremiah Barstow, of 
Leeds, who was father of Jeremiah, mayor 
of Leeds, 1706. The coat-of-arms of the fam- 
ily of Naburn Hall, York, is: "Ermine, on 
a fesse sable, three crescents, or." The crest : 
"A horse's head, couped or." 

There were four brothers of the Barstow 
family who came to New England, settling 
at Cambridge. Watertown and Dedham. Mas- 
sachusetts. On September 20. 1635, George 
Barstow, aged twenty-one, with his brother 
William, mentioned below, embarked for New 
England in the ship, "Truelove," and settled 
in Dedham : he also lived in Scituate and died 
in Cambridge. August 18, 1652. It has not 
been found when the other two brothers, Mi- 
chael and John, came over. 

(I) William Barstow, immigrant ancestor, 
was one of four brothers of that name who 
settled in Massachusetts. He came over with 
his brother when he was twenty-three years 
of age, sailing in the "Truelove," September 
20, 1635. He was in Dedham in 1636, and 
signed the petition for the incorporation of 
that town under the name of Contentment. 
On February 16, 1642, he and his brother 
George received grants of "upland ground fit 
for improvement with the plough." In 1649 
he was a freeman at Scituate, and he was the 
first settler of whom there is record at Han- 
over, Massachusetts. He was a prominent 
man and well to do, owning a large amount 
of real estate. He died in Scituate in 1668, 
aged fifty-six years. His widow was adminis- 
tratrix on his estate. He left no will, but in 
the will of his brother Michael, mention is 
made of his eight children, though the names 
of only five have been found. He married, 
probably in New England, Anne . Chil- 
dren : Joseph, mentioned below : Patience, 
born in Dedham, December 3. 1643 ; Deborah, 
in Scituate. August, 1650: William, in Scitu- 
ate, Se|)teniber, 1652; Martha, in Scituate. 


(II) Joseph, son of William Barstow, was 
born in Dedham, Massachusetts, June 6. 1639, 
died April 17, 1712. He owned much real 
estate, receiving large grants from Colonial 
Court, chiefly in what is now Abington. In 
March, 1672, he was granted permission to 
keep an "ordinary" at his house, on condition 
that he "be provided always with necessaries 
for the entertainment of travellers, and keep 
good order in his house, that there be no just 
cause for comjilaint against him in that be- 

halfe.'" When the town of Hanover was in- 
corporated, Benjamin, Captain Joseph, and 
Samuel Barstow represented the family there. 
Joseph Barstow married. May 16, 1666, Su- 
sanna Lincoln, of Hingham, Massachusetts, 
and she died January 31, 1730, being very 
aged. Children : Susanna, born June 3, 1667 ; 
Joseph. January 22, 1675 '• Benjamin, March 
I, 1679; probably died young as he is not 
named in his father's will ; Deborah, Decem- 
ber 26, 1681 ; Samuel, mentioned below. 

(Ill) Samuel, son of Joseph Barstow, was 
born January i, 1683, died October it,. 1730. 
He probably lived near the center meeting 
house, where he owned much land, as well as 
land in the westerly part of the town. The 
inventory of his estate amounted to three 
thousand seven hundred pounds, and it was 
divided into nine shares, his son Samuel re- 
ceiving two shares, and the other children one 
share apiece. His widow Lydia was adminis- 
tratrix. 1 73 1. She gave her final account in 
1 74 1, when she was called Lydia Tracy. In 
1729 Samuel Barstow was selectman. He 
married. IMarch 17, 1708, Lydia Randall. She 
married (second) Thomas Tracy, of Pemble- 
ton, May 28, 1733. Children: Samuel, men- 
tioned below : IDeborah, baptized October 5, 
1712: Lydia, born April i, 1717; Job, bap- 
tized April 3, 1720: Michael, born January 9, 
1723; Joseph, bajitized June 13. 1725; Eliza- 
beth, born May 8, 1727: Priscilla, born Octo- 
ber 5, 1729. 

( lY) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i ) Bars- 
tow, was born February 7. 1709, died Novem- 
ber 19, 1801. For many years he was deacon 
of the First Church in Hanover. He was 
selectman in 1745-46. He married, November 
26, 173 1, Margaret Stockbridge, who died 
.April 12, 1788, aged eighty years. Children: 
Susannah, born October 9, 1732: Samuel, July 
28, 1734; Lydia, March 14. 1736; Margaret, 
l-'ebruary 20, 1738, died June i, 1739: Charles, 
May 3, 1740: Seth, mentioned below: Daniel, 
July I, 1744: Margaret, June i, 1746, died 
January 24. 1757: Grace, May 27, 1748. 

( V) Seth. son of Deacon Samuel (2) Bars- 
tow, was born June 15, 1742, died in Sharon, 
Connecticut, in 1822. He lived in Martha's 
X'ineyard for a time and then mo\ed to Matta- 
];oisett, Massachusetts. In 1777 he moved to 
Sharon, where he passed the remainder of his 
life. He was a shipwright by trade. He 
married Ruth Allen, of Martha's Vineyard, 
and she died in 1816 at Sharon. Children: 



Allen, mentioned below ; Peggy, born Septem- 
ber. 1769; Olive, November, 1771 ; Mary, Feb- 
ruarv. 1775: Samuel. May, 1777; Seth T., 
October 30, 1779: Betsey, December, 1781 ; 
Gamaliel H., 1783: Charles. 1787. 

(VI) Allen, son of Seth Barstow, was born 
September 2, 1767. and lived in Canaan, New 
York. He married Olive Fostor, of Sharon, 
Connecticut, in 1794, and she died, a widow, 
in 1845. Children: Two daughters, who died 
in infancy : David F., mentioned below : Sam- 
uel, born about 1 80 1. 

(VII) David F., son of Allen Barstow. 
was born November 6, 1796. He married 
Amelia A. Mix. He was a lawyer of Towan- 
da. Pennsylvania, where his children were 
born. Children : Henry : Henrietta, born 
March 14, 1845, died May 4, 1892, married 
Thomas B. Johnson (see Johnson lY ) ; Caro- 
line Amelia.* 

Gage Eli Tarbell, whose name 
TARBELL has occupied a foremost place 

in all insurance and real es- 
tate operations of importance for a number 
of vears, is descended from an old New Eng- 
land family, and may claim membership in 
the Sons of the American Revolution by rea- 
son of the services of some of his ancestors. 
(I) Thomas Tarbell, the ancestor of all the 
earlv Tarbell families of New England, set- 
tled' in Watertown as early as 1647, the town 
records showing that he owned land there at 
that time. He and his wife, Mary, sold their 
house and land there, March 30, 1663, and 
removed to Groton, where she died at the age 
of fifty-four years, April 29, 1674. After 
the destruction of Groton during King Phil- 
lip's war, the family removed to Charlestown. 
where he married (second), August 15. 1676. 
Susanna, widow of John Lawrence, and where 
he died of the smallpox, June 11, 1678. Au- 
gust 17. of the same year, administration was 
granted upon his estate to his son John, and 
the papers show children: i. Thomas, died 
April 27. 1678: married Hannah or .^nna. 
daughter of William and Joanna Longley, and 
had' children : Thomas, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Samuel and Alice (Rushton) 
Woods : Anna, married John Lawrence, of 
Lexington : William, was "a souldier at the 
Eastward," according to the Danvers Church 

* For further information of Barstows. set 
Historical Sketch of Town of Hanover. Massa- 
chusetts, by John S. Barry. Boston. 1853. 

records : ]\Iary. perhaps the Mary Tarbell who 
married James Smith in Salem. 2. Mary, 
married Jonathan Sawtell, of Groton, and 
died April 26, 1676. 3. Sarah, born 1648, died 
at Salem, 1715; married Cornelius Church, of 
Groton and Charlestown. 4. Abigail, mar- 
ried Joshua Whitney, of Watertown and Gro- 
ton. 5. John, see forward. 6. Elizabeth, born 
January 5, 1656-57, died July 25, 1684; mar- 
ried James Bennett, of Charlestown. 7. Will- 
iam, born February 26, 1658-59 : was a sol- 
dier in King Philip's war. 8. Martha, mar- 
ried, in Salem, Thomas Mitchell. 

(II) John, son of Thomas and Mary Tar- 
bell, was probably born at Watertown about 
1654, died at Salem village. March 25. 1715. 
Before his marriage, while still living in 
Charlestown. he was a soldier in King Philip's 
war, being styled ensign, and for these serv- 
ices his heirs received a grant of land in what 
is now Amherst, New Hampshire. He mar- 
ried, at Salem, October 25, 1678, Mary Nurse, 
born 1659, died June 28, 1749. daughter of 
Francis and Rebecca Nurse, the latter being 
hanged for witchcraft in 1692. In conse- 
quence of these persecutions. John Tarbell 
was at the head of a movement against the 
Rev. Samuel Parrish. which resulted in his 
dismissal from the church in 1697. Children : 
I. John, see forward. 2. ^lary, born April 3, 
i(S88: became the second wife of Abraham 
Goodale, of Salem. 3. Cornelius, born March 
25. 1690. died at Danvers, August 2, 1765 ; 
married Mary, daughter of Robert and Mary 
(French) Sharp: children: Sarah, married 
Samuel Stewart, of Souhegan West, now Am- 
herst, New Hampshire : Jonathan, married 
Marv. daughter of Jonathan Felton : Corne- 
lius, married Elizabeth Giles: David: Mary; 
Nathaniel, married Rachel Osborn : William ; 
Mary: Ruth. 4. Jonathan, born February 21, 
1691. died unmarried, between May 18, 1715, 
and June 18, 17 18. leaving half of his estate 
to his mother, the other half to Elizabeth 
Mitchell, providing she remained unmarried. 
5. Elizabeth, born ]\Iarch 22, 1693-94, died 
Alav 29, 1752: married Obed Abbott, of Bed- 
ford. 6. Sarah, born October 2. 1696. died 
April 12, 1767: married Benjamin Hutchin- 
son, of Bedford. 

(Ill) John (2), son of John ( i ) and Mary 
(Nurse) Tarbell, was born August 9, 1680, 
died February 5, 1757. He removed with his 
family to Biflerica about 1727. He married, 
at Salem. August 21, 1705, Hannah, daugh- 



ter of John Flint : she died in her ninety-fifth 
}ear, December 14. 1779. Children: i. Will- 
iam, died between April 17. 1790, the date of 
his will, and February 7, 1800, the time of 
probate; married (first) Ruth, daughter of 
Thomas and Abigail Richardson, and (second) 
Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac and Margery 
(Bruce) Walker, and widow of Joseph 
\\'alker ; children : William : John : Ruth : Abi- 
gail, married Samuel Walker ; Hannah. Sarah : 
Thomas : William, married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Barron) 
French. 2. John, was a sergeant and lieuten- 
ant in the French and Indian wars, and died 
November, 1804, aged about ninety-four years. 
He married Esther, daughter of Captain Lei- 
cester and Alary ( Hubbard ) Grosvenor. of 
Pomfret, Connecticut : children : Jerusha, mar- 
ried Abel Allen : John, married ( first ) Huldah 
Lee, (second) Susanna Hobbs ; Sarah; 
Frances, married Silas Hooker ; Elijah, mar- 
ried Hannah, daughter of Ezekiel and Re- 
becca LIpham ; Esther, married jMalachi 
Ewell. 3. Thomas, baptized (Jctober 12, 1712. 
4. Hannah, stillborn, June 19. 1714. 5. Anna, 
married (first) Samuel Parker, (second) Na- 
than Crosby. 6. Elizabeth, died March 31, 
1779; married (first) John Horsly, (second) 
Samuel Baldwin. 7. .Alary. i)aptized. May, 
1722, died July 7, 1770; married Thomas 
Marshall. 8. Jonathan, see forward. 9. Da- 
vid, born September 15. 1726. twin of Jona- 
than, died 1805; married (first) Hannah, 
daughter of Benjamin and Miriam (Gray) 

Fitch, (second) Esther ; children: 

Hannah; Hannah, married Spaulding ; 

Betty, married Woods ; John ; Lydia. 

married Shipley ; David, married Anna 

; Benjamin: Molly, married 

McGilvarey or McGilvany ; Esther; Rhoda. 
married Silas Roby Jr. ; Jesse : William : Jolui ; 

(I\'') Jonathan, son of John (2) and Han- 
nah (Flint) Tarbell. was born September 15, 
1726, died April 9, 1788. Deeds show that 
he lived at various times in Billerica. Dun- 
stable (now Nashua). New Hampshire. Gro- 
ton, Westminster and Rockingham, \'ermont. 
and finally in Chester. \"ermont. where he 
died. In 1775 he was chosen lieutenant of a 
company in Chester, which served in the revo- 
lutionary war. He married ( first ) Mary 

. and liafl : i. John, baptized December 

-• 175,^- Iiroliably died young. 2. Reuben, 
baptized Januar}- 17. 1755. died February 17, 

1829; married Elizabeth, and had children: 
William ; Samuel ; Reuben ; Heber, Horace : 
Polly, married Wilson ; I'.etsey. mar- 
ried Aldridge : Azubah. married Hiram 

Barney: Henrietta, married Daniel Palmer, of 

Grafton, \'ermont ; Melinda. married 

Dale. Jonathan Tarbell married (second) 
Anna, widow of Thomas Patch, of Plollis, 
New Hampshire, and daughter of Joseph Gil- 
son, of Groton. Children : 3. Jonathan, Lorn 
November 13, 1757: married Jane Gleason ; 
children : Lucena ; Hannah, married Augus- 
tus Wheelock, of Rockingham, \'ermont ; 
Jonathan: Daniel, married Flarriet Earle ; 
Jane, married John Stearns, of Rockingham; 
Lucinda ; Theoda ; Arathusa. 4. Mary, mar- 
ried Uriah Morris. 5. Benjamin, baptized Au- 
gust 16, 1761. C). Peter, married Fre- 

thel and had : Joseph, and probably others. 7. 
Isaac, see forward. 8. Sarah, married Arte- 
mas Earle. 

(\ ) Isaac, son of Jonathan and Anna (Gil- 
son ) ( Patch ) Tarbell, was born October 9, 
1763, died in March. 1841. His will, dated 
r)ctober 21, 1837. styles him of Houndsfield, 
Jefl:'erson county. New York. He married 
(first) Joanna Gleason. born 1771, died at 
Chester. \'ermont, April 22, 1808. He mar- 
ried (.second), at Chester, February 8, 1809, 
Mrs. Lydia Wilson, who died January 3, 1832. 
Children by first marriage: i. Isaac, born 
March 29, 1788, died May 6, 1832: married 
Melinda Lyon and had children: Cornelia, 
Willard C, Morgan, Elizabeth. Daniel and 
Eleanor. 2. Eli, see forward. 3. Jonathan, 
born F"ebruary 16, 1793, died in Illinois, after 
1841 ; married P.etsey Lamb and had children: 
.\higail, Eliza, Jane, Charlotte, Horace, Lewis, 
Isaac and Royal. 4. John, born February 22, 
1795, died near Portsmouth, \'irginia, Octo- 
ber 16, 1838: married Frances , and 

had children : Jane. Mary, Harriet, John, and 
perhaps others. 5. Willard, born M^y 25, 
1799, died in Lafargeville, New York; mar- 
ried Aurelia Ransom, and had children : Ed- 
win Elting and Sarah Ransom. 6. Henry, 
l;)orn February 29, 1 808. died young. Chil- 
dren by second marriage: 7. Thomas, born 
lulv 5. 1810, died at Three Mile Bay, New 
York, July, 1877; married Harriet Earle 
Bunce, granddaughter of Artemas and Sally 
( Tarbell ) Earle, and had children : Laura 
Fusebia, Lydia Sophia, Horace Edward and 
Charles Bunce. 8. Henry, born December i, 
181 1, died unmarried. 1870. 9. Joanna Glea- 



son. born February 23, 1814, died December 
12. 1870; married Dr. Rufus Thayer and lived 
at Smithville, New York. 10. Sarah, born 
December 2-j, 1817, died May 8, 1892; mar- 
ried William Thayer, of Dimmock, Pennsyl- 
vania, a brother of Dr. Rufus Thayer, men- 
tioned above. 

(\T) Eli, second son and child of Isaac 
and Joanna (Gleason) Tarbell, was born in 
\'ermont, September 25, 1790, died October 
4. 1845. He resided in Smithville, New York. 
He married Sibyl Parker, born 3.1arch 7, 1798. 
died September 22, 1879. Children: Sewell, 
Laura, John Seymour, Mary, Charles Parker, 
see forward; George L., Francis, James 

(VH) Charles Parker, third son of Eli and 
Sibyl (Parker) Tarbell, was born December 
4, 1824, in Smithville, where he passed his life, 
and died at the old homestead. May 15, 1908. 
He was a progressive, hard working farmer, 
of the old school, and always took a great in- 
terest in everything that was of benefit to his 
town and county. He was particularly in- 
terested in the town and county fairs, believ- 
ing that they furnished ?i stimulus that led to 
beUer farming and more care and attention 
to the all-important matter of breeding farm 
animals. He was a staunch advocate of the 
public school system and believed that the 
verv best thing that could be done for the 
children of our country was to give them a 
good education. He married Mabell 'W., born 
julv 7. 1824, died at the old homestead, March 
24, 1905, daughter of Abraham and Lucy 
Tillotson. She was a most remarkable woman 
in every way — a great reader, thoroughly 
informed on all the public questions of the 
day. a reasoner and debater of extraordinary 
ability, and a woman of sterling character and 
integrity. She was a staunch believer in 
woman's rights and always predicted that 
woman suffrage would become general in the 
United States, for many reasons, but particu- 
larlv because it was right. Children : Charles 
Tillotson, born June 25, 1854: Gage Eli. men- 
tioned below ; l~rank Parker, born September 
(I, 1859, died March 11, 1880; Bessie Ma- 
bell, born March 3, 1862 ; all born at Smith- 
ville Flats. 

(Vni) Gage Eli. son of Charles Parker 
and Mabell M. (Tillotson) Tarbell, was born 
September 20, 1856. at Smithville Flats. He 
was educated at Clinton Liberal Institute, 
graduating from the collegiate department in 

1876. He taught school for one year, and 
then commenced the study of law at Greene, 
New York. He was admitted to the bar at 
the general term of the supreme court in 
Ithaca, New York, in 1880. Soon thereafter 
he located at Marathon, Cortland county. New 
York, and practiced in state and United States 
courts until 1884, when he removed to 
hamton. New York, to become general agent 
of the Equitable Life Assurance Society for 
the southern tier of counties. In 1886 he 
went to ^Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as state 
agent for the same company, and from there 
was transferred to Chicago on January i, 
1889, to become a partner in the management 
of the Equitable for the northwestern de- 
partment, embracing nine states. The growth 
of the business under his management was so 
great that two years later he was appointed 
resident secretary of the company, his head- 
quarters remaining at Chicago, and in 1893 
he was elected third vice-president of the 
Equitable Life Assurance Society and re- 
moved to New York, where he had charge of 
the agencies throughout the United States and 
Canada. In 1899 he was elected second vice- 
president, a position which he held until he 
resigned in 1907. The growth of the Equi- 
table's business under his management was 
phenomenal and attracted world-wide atten- 
tion. He still remains a director of the so- 
ciety. Since 1907 he has been operating in 
real estate, and in 1910 he made the largest 
single sale of suburban improved property 
that has ever been made in this vicinity. He 
has also been connected with other large fi- 
nancial institutions, including the Mercantile 
Trust Company and the Equitable Trust Com- 
panv of New York. He is a member of the 
Chamber of Commerce, the .\ero Club of 
America, .\utomobile Club of America, and 
the Union League, Ardsley, Lawyers', Gar- 
den City and New York Riding clubs. 

Some years before the death of his parents, 
with a view to making their remaining years 
as comfortable and interesting as possible. 
Mr, Tarbell purchased the old homestead at 
Smithville Flats and several adjoining farms 
and instituted a vigorous and progressive sys- 
tem of improvement thereon. This included 
the construction of new model, up-to-date 
buildings, the installation of underground 
drainage, a large modern poultry plant, the 
svstematic rotation of crops, the building of 
iiKicadam roads, a modern creamery, an exten- 

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sive boardino' house witli all conveniences for 
the help, etc., etc. The farm has been stocked 
with pure bred Guernseys, Dorset and Shrop- 
shire sheep. Angora goats, Cheshire hogs, and 
various kinds of poultry. It now consists of 
.some two thousand acres and is regarded as 
one of the show places of Chenango county : 
in fact good judges have pronounced the farm 
buildings among the most complete, modern 
and sanitary in the LTnited States. 

Afr. Tarbell married, December 21, 1881, 
Ella, daughter of George L. and Louisa 
( Hunt) Swift, of Marathon, where the for- 
mer was a merchant. She was born Janu- 
ary 12, 1861, Children: i. Swift, born No- 
vember 30, 1882; married, November 28, 
1907, X'irgie VX'hitcomb : child, X'irgie, born 
March 14, njoy. 2. Louise, born February 
12, 1886; married, November 28, iyo8. Dr. 
Lester I'rooks Rogers; child, b'.loise. born 
September 19. 1909. 

Peter Hannctt was a con- 
H.ANNETT tractor and hotel keeper at 
W'elland, I'oit Robinson, 
Canada, and s])ent most of his active life in 
that town. He was an active, industrious and 
enter|jrising citizen, well known and highly 
respected in the community. He married 
.Margaret McDade. Their children were: 
Thomas, who was a banker in Mount Pleas- 
ant, Michigan; James, who resides in Buf- 
falo, New York ; William, mentioned below. 
(H) William, son of Peter Hannett. was 
horn in W'elland, Port Robinson, Canada, in 
October, 1844, and is now living at Clyde, 
New York. After receiving his education in 
the .schools of his native town, he worked for 
a time there, and at the age of twenty-three 
was attracted by the oil business to Pennsyl- 
vania. He prospected for a time, struck oil, 
and for a time owned an oil well. Afterward 
he settled in the town of Lyons, New York, 
where he followed farming until 1899, and 
since then has made his home at Clvde. He 
has taken a keen interest in public affairs and 
is reckoned among the men of public spirit 
and influence in the community. He has been 
road commissioner of the town of Ch'de and a 
member of the board of education. 

He married Mary Emily McCarthy, born 
in Syracuse, New York, in January, 1843. 
Children : Frank, died aged nine years ; Mar- 
garet : Ella, married Harry t5owman : Will- 
iam fr., lives at Clvde, New York, on his 

father's farm, married Charlotte M. Wilkes, 
of Buffalo, New ^\)rk : George; Laura; James 
Wallace, mentioned below ; .Arthur, a lawver, 
practicing at Gallup, New Mexico. 

(HI) Dr. James ^^'ailace Hannett, son of 
William Hannett, was born in Lyons, New 
York, August 6, 1882. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of his native town and Clyde and 
the Syracuse high school. He studied his 
profession in the medical school of Syracuse 
L'niversity and was graduate I in 1908 with 
the degree of .M. D. .After some hospital ex- 
perience he began to practice medicine at Nin- 
evah, New York, in 1908. He is a mem- 
ber of Susquehanna \'alle\- Aledical Society, 
Harpursville Lodge of ( Jdd Fellows ; Tribe 
No. 477, Improved Order of Red Men, of 
Nineveh, and of Afton Lodge. No. 360, Free 
and Accepted Ma.sons. He an 1 his family 
attend the Protestant Episcopal church at Har- 
pursville, New "SVjrk. In jiolitics he is a 

He married, September [5. 1908, Leone 
De Grooilt, born June i, 1887, in Morris- 
ville, Madison countw New York, daughter 
of b'red and .Anna 1 McKerrigan ) De Groodt. 

This is a yer\- ulil surname in 
ROBBINS England, derived from the 
personal name Robin, and 
identical with Robinson in derivation. There 
have been many prominent men of this fam- 
ily both in England and .America. It was 
yer\' early planted in New England by vari- 
ous immigrants, and has been conspicuous 
in the settlement and development of Cen- 
tral New York. Its representatives are scat- 
tererl throughout the United States. Among 
the pioneers of New England were John Rob- 
bins, of Wethersfield, Nicholas and Thomas, 
who settled in Duxbury : Samuel, of Salis- 
bury, Massachusetts, and Nicholas, of Cam- 
bridge. In the early records the name is 
spelled Robbines, Robines, Robins and other 
variations. It is possible and there is good 
ground for surmise that William Robbins, 
mentioned below, was a younger brother of 
Nathaniel R<il)l.>ins, who settled in Lexington 
in 1670. 

( I ) William Robbins is supposed to have 
been of Scotch birth, and resided for a short 
time in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was a free- 
man in Reading. Alassachusetts, in 1691, and 
died August 18, 1725, in Walpole. Massachu- 
setts. He was a soldier of King Philip's war 



in an expedition against the Nipmuck Indi- 
ans, in the vicinity of what is now Webster, 
Massachusetts, and was among those to whom 
was granted a township eight miles square 
for this service. He settled in the "Mill Div- 
idend" of Dedham, which is now Walpole. 
He married, in Reading, July 2, 1680, Pris- 
cilla, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth 
(Brook) Gowing. She survived her husband 
nearly twenty years, and died at Walpole, 
March 5, 1745, in her eightieth year. They 
had a daughter, Elizabeth, born in Reading, 
and sons, William and John, and probably 
Aquila, Ebenezer, Ezekiel and Oliver. 

(H) John, son of William and Priscilla 
(Gowing) Robbins, was born 1688, probably 
in Reading, and died August 11, 1774, in At- 
tleboro, Massachusetts. His will, made Feb- 
ruary 25, 1762, was proved August 25, 1774. 
It mentions his wife and the children named 
below. He married, in Attleboro, April 4, 
1709, Hannah Clark, born there December i, 
1692, died 1773, daughter of Captain Joseph 
and Marie (Wight) Clark, of Medfield, Mas- 
sachusetts. Children : John, David, Joseph, 
Benjamin, Ichabod, Jonathan, Ezekiel, Han- 
nah, wife of John Day ; Esther, Theriah. 

(III) David, second son of John and Han- 
nah (Clark) Robbins, was born July 21, 1717, 
in Attleboro, died September 9, 1799, in Mid- 
dlefield, Massachusetts, where he probably 
went in old age to join his children. It was 
presumably his son, David Robbins, of Attle- 
boro, who served as a revolutionary soldier 
on the Rhode Island alarm in 1780. He 
marched July 31, and was discharged Au- 
gust 8, having served eight days, and was 
allowed for two days' travel from Tiverton 
back to Attleboro. He married Catherine, 
daughter of Ebenezer and Catherine (Bray) 
Tyler, of Attleboro. Children: Priscilla, 
born January 4, 1741 ; Job, mentioned below; 
David, July 25, 1745; Sarah, July 29, 1747; 
Betty, September 20, 1749; Hannah, Septem- 
ber 31, 1751. 

(IV) Job, eldest son of David and Cather- 
ine (Tyler) Robbins, was born May 27, 1743, 
in Attleboro. He resided for a time in Ash- 
ford, Connecticut, and, according to family 
tradition, in Hebron, Connecticut. Most of 
his life was spent in Middlefield, Massachu- 
setts, where he settled about 1780, and died 
April 23, 1828, and where the births of part 
of his children are recorded. He married. 
April 2, 1767, in Attleboro, being then a resi- 

dent of Ashford, Cinthia Cushman, born 1746, 
in Attleboro, died September 18, 1807, in Mid- 
dlefield, eldest child of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Read) Cushman, of Attleboro, who were 
married in 1743. Children: Jacob, Cinthia, 
Ebenezer, Elizabeth, David, Job, Samuel, 
Polly, Joseph, Sally. Those recorded in Mid- 
dlefield are : Job, born 1779 ; Samuel, July 
8, 1782 ; Joseph, March 3, 1785 ; Sally, Au- 
gust 27, 1788. 

(V) Jacob, eldest child of Job and Cin- 
thia (Cushman) Robbins, was born January 
7, 1768, in Hebron, Connecticut, died Febru- 
ary 22. 1855, in Warren, Herkimer county, 
New York. His early life was passed in Mid- 
dlefield, and in 1797 he settled in Warren, 
where he took up a tract of land on the Hen- 
derson patent. This he improved and passed 
his life there, engaged in agriculture. Mr. 
Robbins was a Baptist in religion, and an old 
line Whig. He was of a retiring disposition, 
industrious, energetic and successful in busi- 
ness. He married, in Middlefield, Septem- 
ber 17, 1794, Lois Mack, born March 14, 1776, 
in Middlefield, died July 20, 1862, in War- 
ren, daughter of Colonel David and Mary 
(Talcott) Mack, of Middlefield. Her father 
was a soldier of the revolutionary war. Ja- 
cob and Lois Robbins had children : Samuel, 
Philander, Percy, Luna, David, Linus, Palma, 
Ebenezer, Elijah, Lyman, Benjamin. The 
first was born July 24, and died December 25, 
1796, in Middlefield. 

(\T) Lyman, son of Jacob and Lois 
(Mack) Robbins, was born November 3, 
1815, on the paternal homestead in Warren, 
where he was reared, attending the public 
school and Fairfield seminary, being a room- 
mate while at the latter institution of the late 
Dr. Fox. He remained on the homestead, 
successfully engaged in farming until 1867, 
when he removed to Mexico, Oswego county, 
New York, and purchased the railroad mill 
which he operated until his death, January 
26, 1899. He serverl as assessor and high- 
way commissioner in Warren for many years, 
and for eighteen years was assessor in Mex- 
ico. He also served as trustee of the village 
of Mexico. He was a member of the Dutch 
Reformed church, and in political principle a 
Republican. He married, March 4, 1838, 
Jane, born June 23, 1816, in Mexico, daugh- 
ter of Asa and Mary (Whipple) Beebe. Asa 
Fieebe came from Vermont to Oswego county 
in 1804, and conducted a foundry and ma- 



chine shop in Mexico. In earl_\- life he was 
a Whig, and became a Repubhcan and fol- 
lower of Horace Greeley. In religious faith 
he was a Presbyterian. Both he and his wife 
died in 1878. Their children were : Jane, 
Mary .'\nn, Salem, Minerva, Winsor, Helen, 
Emma. Of these the oldest, wife of Lyman 
Robbins, died November 17, 1888. Her chil- 
dren were : Monroe M., Francis M. and Wil- 
fred A. 

(VII) Wilfred A., youngest child of Ly- 
man and Jane (Beebe) Robbins, was born 
June 24, 1853, in Warren. He was about 
fourteen years old when he removed to Mex- 
ico. He attended the common schools and 
Mexico Academy, and for twenty years was 
associated with his father in the milling busi- 
ness. He was postmaster at Mexico from 
1891 to 1895, under President Harrison, and 
served as clerk of the state senate cities com- 
mittee for seven years. He was also index 
clerk for two years, chief clerk of revision 
and engrossing two years, and two years re- 
vision clerk. In 1899 he was elected justice 
of the peace of Mexico and has since con- 
tinuously served by re-election. In recent 
years Mr. Robbins has been chiefly engaged 
in the insurance business in which he is very 
successful. He is a member and secretary 
of Mexico Lodge, No. 136, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, of which he was three years 
master and district deputy, 1894; Mexico 
Chapter. No. 135, Royal Arch Masons, of 
\\ hich he was three years secretary, serving 
in that capacity at the present time ; and Lake 
Ontario Commandery, No. 32, Knights Temp- 
lar. He is also a member of Media Temple, 
Ancient Arabic Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 
patron of the Eastern Star, and has been clerk 
of the board of trustees of the Methodist 
Episcopal church for thirty-one years ; also 
treasurer. Politically he is a Republican. 

He married, September 20, 1876, in Mex- 
ico, Martha Whitney, born there April 14, 
1852, daughter of Ebenezer and Maria 
( Wickwire) Whitney. She is a past regent 
of Silas Town Chapter, Daugb.ters of the 
American Revolution. 

There are quite distinct 
ALBERTSON families bearing the name 

Albertson in various parts 
of the United States. One of the first emi- 
grants to Massachusetts bore this name : he 
is said to have been a Swede. There is an 

Albertson family early established in North 
Carolina. Again, the name is found among 
the earliest Dutch emigrants to New Amster- 
dam ; the first of the name arrived in Septem- 
ber, 1640, and a child of this surname was 
baptized in 1650. The Long Island and New 
Jersey families would seem to be of this Dutch 
stock, and it is from this root that we sup- 
pose the Albertsons of Dutchess county to 
have sprung. 

(I) Joseph Albertson, the first member of 
this family about whom we have definite in- 
formation, was born in Dutchess county, New 
York, and removed from thence to Rush, 
Monroe county, New York, where he died. 
He was a farmer. Child, Frederick Ham, of 
whom further. 

(II) Frederick Ham, son of Joseph Albert- 
son, was born in Dutchess county, New York, 
in 1794, died at Rush, to which place he had 
moved about 1821. He was a farmer. He 
married , daughter of Frederick Arm- 
strong. Children : Mary, John, Joseph, Ja- 
cob, of whom further ; Elizabeth. Isaac, Jane, 

(HI) Jacob, son of Frederick Ham and 

(Armstrong) Albertson, was born at 

Rush in 1833, died at Caledonia, Livingston 
county. New York, in 1895. He was edu- 
cated at the public schools at Rush, and Henri- 
etta Academy. He was a farmer and a mer- 
chant. For twenty years he was a justice of 
the peace, and for two years deputy sheriff 
of Monroe county. In politics he was a Re- 
publican, in religion a Universalist. He mar- 
ried Hannah Almena, who died at Conesus, 
New York, in October, 1910, daughter of 
Jeremiah and Lucy Ann (Kelsey) Sibley. 
Her father lived to the age of seventy-seven ; 
her mother was daughter of Dr. Alexander 
Kelsey. Children: i. Charles S., of whom 
further. 2. Jennie A., deceased ; married 
Daniel D. Boyd, had children : Samuel, Don- 
ald, Charles. 3. Lucy N., married James A. 
Alger ; children : John and James. 4. Fred- 
erick Ham, married Fanny Norton ; child : 

(IV) Dr. Charles S. Albertson, son of Ja- 
cob and Hannah Almena (Sibley) Albertson, 
was born at Rush, New York, February 9, 
1852. He attended the public schools of that 
place, and the high school at Scottsville, Mon- 
roe county, also the normal school at Brock- 
port, in the same county. In 1882 he gradu- 
ated from the Cleveland Homoepathic Hospi- 



tal College. While preparing for his medical 
course, for about four years, he worked in the 
store with his father and traveled commer- 
cially. After receiving his medical diploma, 
he removed to Port Byron, New York, and 
later moved to Buffalo where he practiced 
thirteen years, and in 1898 removed to Os- 
wego, Oswego county. New York, where he 
now is in medical partnership with his son, 
and has a large practice. He is a Mason, a 
member of the lodge at Churchville, a life 
member of Hamilton Chapter, at Rochester, 
and a member of Lake Ontario Commandery 
and of the Media Temple ; also of the Inde- 
pendent Order of Foresters. He also belongs 
to the Fortnightly Club. Dr. Albertson is 
surgeon for the Commercial Travelers' Asso- 
ciation, of Utica ; examining physician for 
Western New York, for the Masons and For- 
esters : visiting gynaecologist and obstetrician 
of the Oswego Hospital, and vice-president 
of the hospital staff: visiting physician to the 
Oswego Orphan Asylum ; president of the Os- 
wego Academy of Medicine ; a member of the 
New York and the Oswego Medical Societies ; 
and ex-president of the Erie County Medical 
Societv. He is a Republican ; he and his fam- 
ily attend the Presbyterian church. 

He married, October i, 1873, Lillian S., 
born in Churchville, New York, January 31, 
1855, daughter of Harvey and Sarah (Smith) 
Sprague. Her father died May 30, 1902, at 
the age of eighty-four : he had been a farmer, 
merchant and miller ; her mother died in Buf- 
falo in 1 891. Her grandfather's name was 
Ichabod. Children of Harvey and Sarah 
(Smith) Sprague: Henry, Charles, Francis, 
Wilson, Frank, Lillian S., aforementioned. 
Children of Dr. Charles S. and Lillian S. 
(Sprague) Albertson: Harvey S., of whom 
further; Sarah W., born May 26, 1886: mar- 
ried Reginald A. Pitman. 

(V) Dr. Harvey S. Albertson, son of Dr. 
Charles S. and Lillian S. (Sprague) Albert- 
son, was born November 14, 1875. He was 
educated at the public schools and the high 
school in Buffalo, and graduated, in 1907, 
from the Cleveland Honnepathic Hospital 
College. He is a member of the Country Club 
and the Fortnightly Club. He is surgeon of 
Company D, National Guard of New York ; 
pathologist of the Oswego Hospital ; visiting 
ph\sician to the Oswego Orphan Asylum ; a 
member of the medical societies of Oswego 
countv and of the state of New York ; also 

of the International Tuberculosis Congress, 
and secretary of its local branch ; also secre- 
tary of the Academy of Medicine, at Oswego. 

The first of this family of 
HARTNETT whom we have recortl was 
a native of Ireland, a coun- 
try which has given to America so many good 
citizens and leaders in the various professions 
and occupations of life. William Hartnett 
was born in Limerick, Ireland, April 13, 1826, 
died at Fulton, New York, November 12, 
1900. He was a man of education, and was 
employed as a section foreman by the Dela- 
ware, Lackawanna & \\'estern railroad for 
forty years. He was a Democrat and took 
an active interest in the party government of 
Oswego Falls, which was his home for many 
years. In religion he was a Roman Catholic. 
He married, in 1850, at Lamson, Johanna 
Harrigan, and they were the parents of six 
children : Catherine : John James, mentioned 
below: William J., Mary Ann, Agnes, Ed- 
ward. Johanna (Harrigan) Hartnett died at 
the age of thirty-four years. 

(II) John James, eldest son of William 
and Johanna (Harrigan) Hartnett, was born 
at C)swego Falls, New York, in 1850. After 
a liberal public school education, he followed 
railroading for his life work. He was a 
Democrat in politics, and a Roman Catholic 
in religion. He married, in 1875, Bridget 
Sheehan, born 1845, ''icfl December 10, 1886. 
Children: i. William J., mentioned below. 
2. George, married Mary Larkin and has chil- 
dren : Lawrence and George. 3. Charles T., 
married Mattie Towes, and has children : 
William, Ruth and Francis. 4. Laura, mar- 
ried ; now deceased : two children : Will- 
iam and Robert. 5. John T., resides at home, 
unmarried. 6. Frederick, died in infancy. 

(HI) William J., son of John James and 
Bridget (Sheehan) Hartnett, was born in Os- 
wego, New York, Se]Jtember 16, 1876. He 
was educated in the Fulton public schools. 
After finishing his education he began busi- 
ness life with the Fulton \\"orsted Company. 
He left them to go into business for himself, 
and opened a grocery store which he con- 
ducted successfully for twelve years. At the 
present time (1912) he is superintendent of 
canals, Oswego district. In 1906-07 he was 
a member of the board of public works of 
Fulton. He has also served his town as su- 
pervisor for two years. In politics Mr. Hart- 



nett is a Democrat, in religion a Roman Cath- 
olic, a communicant of the Church of the 
Immaculate Conception. He is a member of 
St. Joseph's Council, No. 25 ; the Catholic 
Men's Benevolent Association, No. 86; the 
Chamber of Commerce, and the Citizens Club. 
He married, October 23, 1900, Margaret, 
daughter of Bryan and Anna (Waters) Cra- 
han. Children: Frederick B., Anna M., 
Donald J. 

Patrick O'Brien, the first mem- 

(J'BRIEK ber of this family about whom 

we have rlefinite information, 

was born in Cork, Ireland, and was a farmer 

there all his life. Children : Patrick, of whom 

further; Robert, John, Ellen, Mary. 

(Ill Patrick (2), son of Patrick (i) 
O'Brien, was born at Cork, Ireland, in 1834, 
died at Oswego, Oswego county. New York, 
in 1878. He came to America when very 
young, and settled at Oswego. He had a 
good public school education, and was a 
farmer all his life. He served two terms in 
the National Guard of the State of New 
York. In politics he was a Democrat; for 
three years he was constable. He married 
Helen, born at Oswego, in 1834, died in 1877, 
daughter of Timothy and Julia (Clarey) Ma- 
honey. Children of Timothy and Julia 
(Clarey) Mahoney: James, Timothy, Helen, 
married Patrick O'Brien; Mary. Child of 
Patrick (2) and Helen (Mahoney) O'Brien: 
Dennis J., of whom further. 

(HI) Dennis ].. son of Patrick (2) and 
Helen (Mahoney) O'Brien, was born at Os- 
wego, New York, April 28, "1855. He at- 
tended the public schools of Oswego. For 
twenty-nine years he was a blacksmith. In 
1903 he entered the hotel and restaurant busi- 
ness, in which he has continued to the present 
time. He is a Democrat in politics. He at- 
tends St. John's Roman Catholic Church. He 
married. May 9. 1882, Frances, born in Os- 
wego, in i860, daughter of Wendel and Rose 
(Gillespie) Dehm. Her father was of Ger- 
man birth. Children: i. Frank W., born 
December 15. 1882; conducts the Franklin 
Hotel ; married Florence Malaney. 2. Mary, 
born June 11. 1887. 3. Paul J., of whom 
further. 4. William, born July 15, 1890; at- 
tended the public and high schools, also Chaf- 
fee's Business College : at the present time 
( 1912) is bookkeeper and cashier for M. C. 
Neal & Compan}-. a large lumber concern. 

5. Anna, born June 16, 1892. 6. Agnes, born 
July I, 1897. 7. Helen, born January 13, 

( IV ) Paul J., son of Dennis J. and Frances 
(Dehm) O'Brien, was born January 22, 1888. 
He attended the public and" high schools of 
Oswego, and the Oswego Business College. 
He is now associated in business with his 
father. He is a Roman Catholic in religion, 
and a member of the Knights of Columbus, 
No. 227. 

John Ireland, the immigrant 
IRELAND ancestor, is believed to have 

been born in England. He 
was undoubtedly of English ancestry. He 
settled near Saratoga Lake, Saratoga county. 
New York. He had sons: James (mentioned 
below), Jacob and Thomas. 

(II) James, son of John Ireland, was born 
near Saratoga Lake, Saratoga county. New 
York, November 23, 1776, and died in Bain- 
bridge, New York. January 25, 1850. He 
came to Bainbridge with his brothers Thomas 
and Jacob prior to the year 1808, and set- 
tled there when the country was new. He 
was a farmer, and by trade a mason. He 
built for himself a stone house in Union Val- 
ley, Bainbridge, and lived in it the rest of his 
life. At the time he built his house there 
were no other houses between it and Sidney. 
There were few roads laid out and to reach 
the grist mill, he had to make his way through 
the forest. 

James Ireland married, January 21, 1798, 
Lydia Ingersoll, who was born at Saratoga, 
New York, January 3, 1776, and died at Bain- 
bridge, January 15, 1864, daughter of Philip 
and Elizabeth Ingersoll. Her father was born 
February 14, 1744, and died December 26 
1835 ; her mother was born March 24, 1754, 
and died May 15, 1836. Children of James 
and Lydia Ireland : Margaret, born October 
17, 1798. died February 3, 1873, married Al- 
fred Miles ; William and Polly, twins, born 
November 5, 1799, and- William died Novem- 
ber 15, 1815 ; Anne, born June 7, 1801, died 
August 3, 1801 ; Barbara, born August 22, 
1802, died June 3, 1890, married Jacob S. 
Thompson ; Job, born November 10, 1806, 
died October 24, 1887 ; Stephen and Isaac, 
twins, born April 15, 1809 (Isaac died De- 
cember 13, 1842, and Stephen died Decem- 
ber 6, 1869) ; a son born January 8, 1812, 
and died in infancy; James Harvey, men- 



tioned below ; son, born April 15, 1816, died 
in infancy; Nelson, born April 3, 1818. 

(Ill) James Harvey, son of James Ireland, 
was born in Bainbridge, New York, Septem- 
ber 14, 1815, and died in Standish, Michigan, 
September 2, 1889. He was educated in the 
public schools, and learned the trade of car- 
penter. In addition to his trade he followed 
farming, and he was also a skilful millwright. 
When he was about seventeen years old he 
went to Smyrna, New York, where he lived 
until after his wife died. He then removed 
to Michigan and spent his last years in that 
state. He owned a hundred acres of land on 
the Canasawacta creek, in the town of 
Smyrna, New York, and a large saw mill, 
from which the section is still known as Ire- 
land's Mills. He married Clarissa Avery, of 
Solon, Cortland county, New York, who was 
born in 1820, and died at Smyrna, New York, 
in 1874, daughter of Silas and Alvira (Phil- 
ips) Avery. Children: Julius, Louis E., 
Corintha, married Martin Wade; A. Birdsall, 
mentioned below ; Alvira, died in infancy ; 
Nelson, lives in Standish, Michigan ; Emma, 
married Jack Stevens ; Ardella, married Mr. 

(IV) A. Birdsall, son of James Harvey 
Ireland, was born in Smyrna, Chenango 
county, New York, November 12, 1846. He 
received his early education in the public 
schools of his native town. During his youth 
he worked on his father's farm and in the 
mill. In 1869 he left Smyrna and worked at 
the trade of wagon-making at Oxford, Una- 
dilla, Binghamton, Sherburne and Greene, 
New York. In 1879 he went to work in the 
Lyon Iron Works in Greene, in the wood- 
working department, and continued in the em- 
ploy of this concern until 1906. In that year 
he founded the Ireland Machine & Foundry 
Company, at Norwich, New York, of which 
he is president and manager. This is a flour- 
ishing and growing industry. In politics Mr. 
Ireland is a Republican. He is a member of 
the Baptist church, of which he has been dea- 
con for many years. He married, June 22, 
1871, Alfaretta Root, of Oxford, New York, 
daughter of Samuel and Esther (Lewis) 
Root. Children: i. Herbert A., born at 
Sherburne, New York, March 2, 1873 ; vice- 
president of Ireland Machine & Foundry 
Company : married, October 16, 1902, Rachel 
Stretton, of Oxford, New York; children: 
Maurice, born April 16, 1904, and Frances, 

born August 4, 1907. 2. Frank L., born in 
Greene, July 20, 1875 ; director of Ireland 
Machine & Foundry Company ; married. May 
9, 1907, Christine B. Juliard, of Greene ; they 
have one daughter, Cornelia, born March 9, 

A recent publication describes the business 
of the Ireland Machine & Foundry Company, 
as follows : 

"Of those institutions which have gained 
prominence in the manufacturing world and 
commercial arena of Norwich, there are none 
that have built up a better reputation than the 
Ireland Machine & Foundry Company. For 
years Norwich needed just such an establish- 
ment. Before it was founded, farmers, manu- 
facturers and others in this section had to send 
to far-away points to get any kind of machinery 
or get any kind of repairing done. That en- 
tailed delays and much expense, hence the ad- 
vent of this machine shop and foundry filled a 
long-felt want. 

"This company was established in 1906 by A. 
B. Ireland & Sons, who came here from Greene. 
The same year it was incorporated with some of 
the best known and most prominent citizens of 
Norwich as a board of directors. Its capitaliza- 
tion is $50,000, with $35,000 paid in. The offi- 
cers are: A. B. Ireland, president; F. L. Ireland, 
vice-president; A. G. Jones, secretary and treas- 
urer; directors: N. P. Bonnev. C. W. Lanpher, 
Frank Skinner, S. E. Johns, H. A. Ireland. A 
large machine shop and foundry built of con- 
crete, 59 by 180 feet, was erected on the west 
side of State street, and competent machinists 
and molders employed. Since its inception the 
company has proved the wisdom of its pro- 
moters. It has done and is today doing a very 
satisfactory business in the manufacture of shin- 
gle mills, "saw mills, saw mill machinery, steam 
and gas engines, wood and drag saw machines, 
horse paoers and farm machines. A specialty is 
made in pattern designing and mechanical draw- 
ings by its corps of mechanical draughtsmen. 
Repairing of machinery of all kinds is one of the 
most valuable and important departments. Here 
automobiles, gas and steam engines, farm ma- 
chinery, etc., are made almost as good as new 
by expert artisans, a service that is much appre- 
ciated by persons in this region who need re- 
pairs of this kind. The company is agent for 
and dealers in automobiles, engines and a gen- 
eral line of mill supplies and guarantee entire 
satisfaction in the character of goods, prices, 

"The secretary-treasurer, Mr. .\. G. Jones, who 
is in active charge of the plant, is a capable busi- 
ness man with wide experience in the machinery 
and foundry line. He has made numerous 
friends among the company's customers and is 
an important factor in the success which has at- 
tended the enterprise. Mr. .\. B. Ireland is a 
native of Smyrna. He was for twenty-seven 
years connected with an iron foundry in Greene, 
and as an expert designer and all-round metal 
and wood-worker he ha^ few equals. His sons, 

Cl(^ '^^a^^^cL. 



F. L. and H. A. Ireland, both of whom are con- 
nected with the company, are also experts in the 

(I\') Dr. Louis Elbert Ireland, brother of 
A. Birdsall Ireland, was born in Smyrna, New 
York, October 16, 1845. He was a pupil in 
the public schools of his native town and in 
the select schools of Plymouth, New York. 
He studied dentistry at Toronto, Canada, at 
the College of Dentistry, and completed his 
course in this subject at the Dental College 
of Chicago. He began to practice his profes- 
sion at Charlotteville. For ten years he prac- 
ticed at Unadilla, New York, eight years at 
Oneonta, New York, and since 1885 in Chi- 
cago, Illinois. He was instructor in a dental 
college in Chicago for eight years. He is a 
member nf the Masonic fraternity, having 
joined the order at Unadilla, New York. 
He married (first) in 1870, Helen Stewart; 
she died, and he married (second) in 1907, 
Lillian Smith. Dr. Ireland has one son by 
his first marriage, Harvey, born in Chicago, 
in 1S92. 

About fifteen miles 
SCHERMl'.RHORN north of Amster- 
dam, Holland, near 
the northwest corner of the former site of a 
lake, is the village of Schermerhorn. Upon 
a map dated 1604 this lake is indicated as De 
Scher Aler; about two hundred and fifty 
years ago the lake was drained, and its site 
is now occupied by highly cultivated farms. 
A point of land jutting into the lake, near the 
former water connection between De Scher 
Mer and De lieemster, is marked, upon the 
map referred to, as De Hooren, and upon this 
land stands the present village of Schermer- 

The old Saxon word Skir became changed 
to Scher in the Middle Dutch period of the 
language, and means clear, pure, bright. The 
designation Scher i\Ier was probably given to 
the lake from the clearness, purity or bright- 
ness of its waters. The word Meer, or Mer, 
means lake, and the word Hooren a point, 
hook, or cape of land. The name Scher-Mer- 
Horn is simply a compound of these three 
words, and, like the majority of Holland fam- 
ily names, is of geographical origin. In the 
early Dutch colonial records the name appears 
as Schermerhooren, and was so written l:)y 
the first generation in this country. The 
proper pronunciation of the name is Scare- 

Mer-Horn. The family still exists in Holland, 
and its members bear to-day the baptismal 
names so common in the early generations in 

(I) The first emigrant bearing the name 
from Holland — and, so far as known, the 
only one — was Jacob Janse Schermerhooren, 
who left the Fatherland on the ship "Rens- 
selaerwyck," on October i, 1636, and came 
to Beverwycke (Albany). On the ship's list 
of colonists he is designated as "Jacob Janse 
van Amsterdam, age 14 years." He was 
therefore Ijorn in the year 1622. In the early 
records of the colony he is sometimes re- 
ferred to as Jacob Janse van Schermerhooren. 
In a state document of Holland, published at 
The Hague in 1650, relating to Governor 
.Stuyvesant's conduct in the affairs of tlie col- 
ony, Schermerhooren is referred to as ''Jacob 
Janse van Schermerhooren, formerly a citizen 
of Waterland, Holland." This locality in- 
cluded the village of Schermerhorn, and the 
areas formerly covered by De Scher Mer, De 
Wur Aler, De Pur Mer, and De Beemster. 

The colonial records state that in 1648 Ja- 
cob Reynties (Reyntsen. Reyntgen) obtained 
from the West India Company's agent at New 
Amsterdam (New York) arms and amnnini- 
tion, which were sent to Schermerhooren at 
b'ort Orange (Albany), who in turn sold 
them to the Indians. This traffic being illicit, 
in the opinion of Governor Stuyvesant, unless 
carried on by himself, Reynties and Scher- 
merhooren were seized on May 26, 1648, and, 
with their goods, lx)oks. and papers, carried 
prisoners to New Amsterdam. On July 9, 
i(}48, thev were sentenced by Stuyvesant to 
l>anishment from the colony for five years, 
with the confiscation of all their property, 
which it is stated was considerable. This sen- 
tence was, in the opinion of the "Nine Men" 
and others, undeserve