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Containing Familv Rkcords from John 1st, who camk from 
England in A. D. 1637 and Located in Massachusetts, 
Through Ten Generations to 18S6; with Bio- 
graphical Sketches of nearly all and 
Present Address of the Living 
Adult Members of the 
Family. Also, 


Containing a few of the Author's Original Articles on 
Theories of Science, Pathology and Theology. 

— BY — 

Dyer White Elderkin, 


PRESS OF Fisher, Stewart & Co., Limited. 





IN presenting this work on Genealogy to the relatives and friends 
of the Elderkiu family niy motives were entirely superior to any 
# money interest. For many years I have had an unceasing desire 
to know the origin, progress, and mental and moral standing of our 
people. In them I had observed a class of uniform characteristic 
elements which, on investigation, are found to extend through the 
whole line of Ten Generations. To know why and how these pecu- 
liar traits of character can be held intact through so many intermar- 
riages is a matter of interest to every thinking mind. A retrospective 
view of the noble acts and deeds of one's ancestors has a tendency to 
inspire a spirit of emulation. A knowledge of the importance of 
marrying into families of equal breed, blood and grade of physical, 
mental and moral development cannot be too strongly impressed 
upon the minds of the young. Wherever there is a cross into a lower 
class of people the children suffer a loss in some respect. Purity of 
blood from scrofula and consumption is a matter not to be overlooked 
any more than intellectuality, education, honesty, energy, industry, 
economy, morality and humanity ; all of which combine to make a 
great and good person. A careful study of characters described in 
this work, it is hoped, will have a tendency to guide the feet of the 
young into paths of peace and prosperity ; to encourage the middle 
aged to hold fast to their integrity and manhood, and the aged to pass 
down in peace and quietude to the final resting place of all. 

These and other considerations to be found in this book prompted 
me to spend most of my time for three years to collect and compile 
the contents of this work for my children and your children and their 
children so long as paper and binding will hold together. 


The older portion of the biographical sketches and family records 

was obtained by Wm. L. Weaver, of Willimantic, Ct., and furnished 

by Mrs. Fanny Elderkin, widow of Noble S, Elderkin, of Potsdam, 

8t. Lawrence county, N.Y. Mrs. Jane E. Leffingwell, of Dansville, N.Y., 

and Miss Mary Anne Roberts, of 690 West Monroe street, Chicago, 

111., contributed largely to the stock of facts, I am also indebted to 

W.J. Brewster, Hannibal, N. Y. ; Miss Harriet N. Elderkin, Ashville, 

N. Y. ; Henry A. Jackson, proprietor of the Parcels House, Kirks- 

ville, Adair county. Mo. ; H. A. Brewster, 395 Roberts street, St. Paul, 

Minn., and others for valuable information. 

D. W. E. 


Elderkin Families 


Compiled by Dyer White Elderkin, A. D. J8S4. 


John Elderkin, the ancestor of the famil}-, the progenitor 
of all who bear the name in this country, was born in En- 
gland about 161 2. He came to New England, and is first 
heard of at Lynn, Mass , in 1637. In 164 1 he was at Ded- 
ham, Mass.; at Reading, Mass., in 1646; at Providence, R. 
I., in 164S; and at New Eondon, Ct., in 1651. At all these 
places, it is said, he built a corn mill ; and at New London 
a church. In 1663 he moved to Norwich, Ct., about four )-ears 
after the settlement of that place, where he built the first 
mill and church erected in that town. In 1664 he moved to 
Killingworth, Conn., where he also built a mill on the ISIan- 
unkatesk river. His lot there he sold to Wm. Wellman Feb- 
ruary 25th, 1666, and his corn mill to Thomas vStevens Octo- 
ber 13th, 1671. He then returned to Norwich, where he died 
June 13th, 16S7, aged 75 years. His life was an active and 
useful one, and he was evidently a man of energy and abil- 
ity. His first wife's given name was Abigail ; when and where 
married, and date of her death, is unknown. His second 
marriage was to Mrs. Elizabeth (Drake) Gaylord, daughter 
of John Drake and widow of Wm. Gaylord, of Windham, 

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Conn., March, 1660. She died at Norwich June 8th, 1716, 
aged 95 j^ears. 







1 Abigail. 

2 Hannah. 

.Sept. 13, 1641. 

Richard Handy. 
Daniel Comestock. 

(Had one son, 








1 Ann. 

2 John 2d. 

3 Bashaw. 

4 James. 

5 Joseph. 

Jan., 1661. 
April, 1664. 

Nov., 1665. 
March, 1670. 
Dec, 1672. 

Abigail Fowler. 
2d, Han'h Coleman 

, 1685. 

Aug. 16, 1720. 

(Died at Wind- 
ham, Conn.) 

March, 1714. 
April 26, 169S. 

John KldERKIN, 2d, was married twice; first to Abigail 
Fowler, probably daughter of William Fowler, of Milford, 
in 16S5 ; she died March, 17 14. Married second wdfe, widow, 
Hannah Coleman, August 16, 1720. He bought the mill, at 
Killingworth, of the heirs of Thomas Stevens, 1702, and 
sold it to John Brown in 1704. The place and date of his 
death is not known. 







1 Abigail. 

2 John 3d. 

3 Benjamin. 

4 James, 

5 Margaret. 

6 Jedediah. 

7 Jndith. 

April 20, 1693. 
May 7, 1694. 
Sep"t. 15, 1695. 
Nov. 16, 1699. 
Nov., 1700. 
Noy. 7, 1701. 
March 8, 1704. 

Snsannah Baker. 
Phoebe Lee. 

Aug. 26, 1714. 
June, 1722. 

Feb. 27, 1737. 
April, i6gy. 

Second Generation — ^Joseph Elderkin, son of John ist, 
born at Norwich December 27th, 1672. Married Deborah 
Brockway July 27th, 1703. 


1 Joseph. 

2 Benjamin. 

3 Klizabeth. 

4 Jeptha. 

5 Deborah. 

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, 1707. 

April 14. 171 1. 
Aug-. 27, 1717. 
May 2, :7i9. 
May, 1721. 




Third Generation— John Elderkin 3d, l)oni May 7, 
1694; died February 27, 1737. He wa.s of Norwich. Mar- 
ried Susannah Baker, August 26, 1714. 







1 Abigail. 

2 Jedediah 2d. 

3 John 4th. 

4 Joshua. 

5 Susannah. 

Sept. 29, 1713. 

, 1717- 

Feb. 3, 1719. 
Oct. 30, 1720. 
Aug. 12. 1722. 

Anne Wood. 
Rebecca Allen. 
(Settled in Windani, 
had family). 

Aug. 31, 1741. 

March 3, 1793. 

Third Generation — ^James Elderkin, of Norwich, son 
of John 2d, married Phoebe Lee, June, 1722. Perhaps the 
same James married Betty Waterman August 31st, 1744, and 

had the following : 







I James. 

Dec. II, 1745. 

2 Bettv. 

Feb. 2S, 174S. 

3 Kodolphus. 

Oct. 4, 1750. 

4 Louisa. 

Dec. 22, 1752. 

Mar. ?9, 1753. 

5 Louisa 2d. 

March 3, 1754. 

6 Cynthia. 

March 3, 1757. 

7 Kadesh. 

Dec. 14, 1758. 

8 Ahira 

June ig, 1761. 

9 Annath. 

Aug. 23, 1763 

10 Amanda. 

Sept. 10, 1765. 

Third Generation— Joseph Elderkin, son of Joseph, 
born 1707. Married Mary Story, April 28, 1731. 

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1 Rachel. 

2 Man-. 

3 James. 

4 Elizabeth. 

5 John. 

6 Jemima. 

7 Japtha. 

8 Joseph 3d. 

9 Frederick. 
10 Rowminer. 

March 6, 1732 
Dec. q, 1736. 
Oct. 19, 1739- 
Oct. 19, 1739. 
April 23, 1745. 
July 23, 1747. 
Maj^ 19, 1750. 
Sept. 15, 1753. 
Dec. 25, 1756. 
Sept. 20, 1759. 


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Colonel Jedediah Eldcrkin was, as we have seen, the son 
of John Elderkin 3d. He was born at Norwich in 17 17. He 
was married in Nonvich, where his first child was born. He 
is first mentioned in Windham, Conn., records in December, 
1744, and before September, 1745, he had removed from Nor- 
wich and settled in the town of Windoni. His first purchase 
w'as of Gidion Bingham, who sold him two tracts of land, 
one on the east side of the town street, down town, and the 
other west of Shetucket river, December, 1744. No mention 
is made of a house on either tract, but we presume from the 
price paid (;^6oo) that there was a house on the town street 
lot. Colonel Elderkin, if he lived in that- part of the town 
at first, as seems probable, afterwards removed up town and 
owned and lived and died in the house now owned (1865) 
and occupied by Wni. Swift, Esq. Colonel Elderkin, we 
presume, was in the practice of law before he settled in 
Windham. He evidentl}- stood high as an advocate, for his 
practice rapidly increased until it was quite extensive, 

Windham, Conn., when Col. Elderkin settled in the town 
had been the county seat for some twenty years, and was 
then a place of considerable local importance. Colonel El- 
derkin and Colonel Dyer were unquestionably the leading 
lawyers in Eastern Connecticut, and their fame was not con- 
fined to their own section. Colonel Elderkin was about four 
years the senior of Colonel Dyer. During the revolution, in 
which both bore an honorable part, their views fully coin- 
cided on the important questions involved in that great 
struggle for American freedom. They were next door 
neighbors a^l personal friends. We ha\*e understood they 

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often traveled together while journeying to lulfiU their en- 
gagements, or attend to their official duties. In 1769 Colonel 
Elderkin, with Colonel Dyer, was appointed agent of the 
Susquehanna Land Company, and they went to Philadelphia 
to open negotiations for the settlement of the controversy 
respecting the Wyoming lands. Colonel Elderkin took but 
little part in towai affairs, and his name is seldom mentioned 
in the records until 1767, wdien he was appointed Chairman 
of an important committee raised to take into consideration 
.the state of the country and to promote industry, economy, 
•manufactures, etc.; in other words, to consider wdiether the 
•tofwn would agree to the non-importation scheme started in 
Bpston. The committee was appointed the 7th day of De- 
cember, 1767, and on the loth of January, 176S, made their 
report, drawn, we presume, by Colonel Elderkin, which 
fully endorsed the scheme, and pledged the members and the 
people of the town not to buy or sell, or use in their families, 
a great variety of imported articles, which were enumerated. 

Colonel Elderkin was appointed Justice of the Peace in 
1756, and continued by annual appointment until 1791, a 
period of thirty-five j^ears, a length ot time almost without a 
parallel. The office in his day was one of honor and import- 
ance. Colonel Elderkin was first chosen a member of the 
General Assembly from Windham in the Spring of 1751, and 
was chosen repeatedly afterwards until 1785, when he was 
elected for the last time. His name appears as a member in 
seventeen different years, and we find he attended thirty- 
five different sessions within that time. He was a member 
in 1774, 1775, 1776, 1779, 1780 and 1783, some of the most 
eventful years of the Revolution. Our account of the ser- 
vices rendered by Colonel Elderkin during the Revolution 
will be very meagre, but strictly reliable, as it is derived al- 
most wholly from the State records. 

At the March Session of the General Assembly in 1775, 
Jedediah Elderkin, Esq., was commissioned Colonel of the 

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Fifth Regiment of Connecticut Militia, and Expenejice 
Storrs, Esq., of Mansfield, was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel. 
This was an Ea.stern Regiment. This appointment gave 
Mr. Elderkiu his military title. It does not appear, how- 
ever, that he was ever on active duty. 

His services were more needed in other quarters than in 
the field. December 9th, 1776, it was reported that Colonel 
Elderkin and Lieutenant Storrs were not in fit condition to 
march with the Fifth Regiment and the command was given 
to Major Brown. Colonel Elderkin was one of the first 
Committee of Safety, organized in 1775, and was often a 
member afterwards. November 2d, 1775, he was appointed 
by the Governor and Council of Safety, with Major Dawes, 
of Boston, then of Norwich, to view the harbor of New Lon- 
don and report places suitable to fortify. He visited New 
London, and on the 15th made a lengthy report. It was 
found impossible to procure an engineer, and Major Dawes 
declined the service. Colonel Elderkin therefore repaired to 
New London alone and examined the localities about the 
city, in company with some of the citizens, and after consult- 
ing with those best informed, gave the result of his obser\-- 
ations and inquiries. The report is a clear and definite 
statement of his views on the importance and feasi])ility of 
fortifying the approaches of the harbor, and he names tlie 
island, or point, called Mamacock, Winthrop's Point, and 
Grotou Hill, opposite New London, as i)laces important to 
fortify. He gives a description of these localities, with 
heights and distances, and his opinion in regard to how and 
in what manner they should be fortified, with as nuich par- 
ticularity as a topographical engineer. He concludes his re- 
port as follows : 

"I own, I never till lately gave much attention to the 
business or art of fortifying harbors or building forts, batteries, 
etc , but the alarming situation and distress in which our 
country is in, and ministerial designs and vengeance aimed 

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at our seacoast, have called my attention to look into matters 
of that kind ; and so far as I can judge, it is of the utmost 
importance to secure the port and harbor of New London 
from falling into the hands of our enemies, which will be an 
asylum for ships, vessels of force, floating batteries, etc., that 
may be, by the continent or any particular government, 
built for the protection of our seacoast trade or country, 
which shall come that way ; but on the contrary, if left des- 
titute of i)rotection and fall into the hands of our enemies, it 
would let them into the bowels of our country and give them 
great advantage against us ; that the best and only sure and 
eligible manner of fortifying and securing said port and har- 
bor is, in erecting batteries at the several places and in some 
manner as before mentioned." 

On the 9th of January, 1776, Colonel Elderkin was ap- 
pointed to go to Salisbury and procure the casting of cannon 
for the State, and on the 29th he made a report on the sub- 
ject. February 2d, of the same year, he was directed to go 
again to Salisbury and have cannon balls cast at Smith's fur- 
nace. During most of the year 1776 he was actively em- 
ployed by the State, in executing various commissions, such 
as procuring ordnance, purchasing supplies, taking charge 
of prisoners, etc., besides driving the powder mills at Will- 
imantic, about which more will be said hereafter. He was 
sent to Boston to inquire for the best model for cannon of 1 8 
pounds, or less. In May, 1777, he was directed to procure 
six men and twelve horses and go to Portsmouth, N. H., and 
apply to John I^angdon, Esq., for six brass field pieces and 
bring them to this State. The above are only samples of the 
commissions that he was frequently called upon to execute. 
If anything was to be done requiring business energy and 
promptness. Colonel Elderkin was the man selected. When 
it is recollected that he was at this time a lawyer of extensive 
practice, and a portion of the time State's attorney for Wind- 
ham county, that he was a member of the General Assembly, 

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one of the Governor's Council of Safety, that he was a large 
land-holder, and at the same time a manufacturer, it will 
readily be admitted that he was a man of ability, great activ- 
ity and executive talent. We have seen that Col. Elderkin 
was active in the service of the State in various capacities, 
such as procuring ordnance and supplies for the army, and 
executing different commissions in the early part of the Rev- 
olutionary war. The need of powder was as great as for 
ordnance and small arms, and there was at the commence- 
ment of the war no powder manufactory in the State. Col. 
Elderkin, in company with Xathaniel Wales, Jr., made a suc- 
cessful effort to supply this great want. Mr. Wales, like 
Col. Elderkin, was an ardent patriot, a local Judge, a mem- 
ber of the Governor's Council of Safety, and a talented and 
influential citizen of Windham. He was very active in town 
aff'airs, and generally presided at important meetings held 
during the revolution. At a special .ses.sion of the Legisla- 
ture, in December, 1775, it was enacted, "That a bounty or 
premium of ^30 should be paid out of the treasury to the 
person who should erect the first powder mill in the colony 
and manufacture five hundred pounds of good merchantable 
gunpowder ' ' The same premium was offered in regard to 
the second mill. 

It was enacted that no powder mill should be erected in 
the colon}' without a license from the General Assembly un- 
der a penalty of ^30. At the same session (December, 1775,) 
liberty was given to Jedediah Elderkin and Nathaniel Wales, 
Jr , to erecl a powder mill in Windham pursuant to the act 
of Assembly. The place chosen for the site of their mill 
w^as at Willimantic, then a claster of some half dozen 
with a grist and saw mill. The eastern portion of the Linen 
Company's thread mill now occupies its site. The work of 
erecting the mill was pushed with vigor and completed early 
in the spring of 1776. At the May session of the Legisla- 
ture, 1776, Elderkin & Wales were allowed ^^30 premium 

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'Tor one thousand pounds of powder previously manufac- 
tured by them." Theirs was probably the first powder mill 
erected in the State, though Colonel Pitkin, of East Hart- 
ford, built one about the same time. On April 29th, 1776, 
permit was given to Adam Babcock, of New Haven, to pur- 
chase of Elderkin & Wales 200 pounds of powder for his 
privateer, then fitting out. The earliest order found on Col. 
Pitkin for powder was June 28th, 1776. Governor Trumbull, 
in a letter to Congress, states that the Willimantic and Hart- 
ford powder mills were both in full operation previous to 
June 4th, 1776, and that another one was nearly completed. 
The Willimantic mill continued to furnish large quantities 
of powder until December 13, 1777, when it blew up, killing 
Boswell Moulton, one of the workmen, a young man aged 
about 22 years. The works were pretty thoroughly destroyed 
and the mill was never rebuilt so far as is known. The pow- 
der made here greatly aided the colonies in their struggle, 
and the New L,ondon paper in announcing the destruction of 
the works, December 19, says : "Amongst other obstacles to 
impede our success, last Friday, the powder mill at Wind- 
ham blew up. ' ' The difficulties in the way of starting a new 
manufactory of the kind, at such short notice — of procuring 
machinery, material and skilled w^orkmen — was very great 
indeed, and that they were so successfully overcome in such 
a short period of time we think is due in a great measure to 
the enterprise and energy of Col. Elderkin." The purchase 
of the site for the powder mill included the grain and saw 
mill near by, which were owned by Colonel Elderkin at his 

Colonel Elderkin is deserving honorable mention for his 
experiments in the manufacture of silk. It is a matter of 
regret that so little is known in regard to his efforts and suc- 
cess in this, then untried, branch of industry. But that he 
made a determined effort in this direction at an earl}- day and 
achieved a measure of success is certain. It seems that in 

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the early part of the Seventeenth century the Enj^lish gov- 
ernment, having failed in their experiments with the silk 
worm at home, were very desirous of introducing it into the 
provinces of Georgia and Carolina, and in order to induce 
the colonists to engage in the business all duties were remov- 
ed, and soon after a bounty was offered on all raw silk im- 
ported from the colonics. This led to the formation of a 
company in Philadelphia, of which Dr. Franklin was the 
agent in Kngland. The date of the formation of this asso- 
ciation is unknown, as well as its influence in extending the 
manufacture of silk. The venerable Zalmon Storrs, Esq., 
in a note to \Vm. 1^. Weaver, dated the iSth day oC Decem- 
ber, 1S64, says: "I think the production of silk was com- 
menced in this town (Mansfield Center) the first of any place 
in Connecticut. The .seed of the mulberry and the eggs of 
the worm came from Long Island. Silk was produced here 
many years before the Revolutionary war. Nathaniel Aspen- 
wall, of this town, became quite an enthusiast on the subject, 
planted a large nursery in New Haven and other places ; and 
I remember hearing him say that he took two silk vest pat- 
terns to Philadelphia while Congress was in session there and 
made a present of one to General Washington and the other 
to Dr. Franklin." A descendant of Col. Elderkin thinks he 
was the first to introduce the silk worm into Connecticut, but 
w^e are inclined to believe Mr. Storrs is correct, and that it 
w^as first introduced into Mansfield Center. It is cpiite prob- 
able, however, that Col. Pvlderkin began about the same 
time, as he had his weaving done at Mansfield, and it maj' 
be be was connected with that company. At any rate he was 
one of the pioneers in this important branch of industry, and 
deserves great credit for his enterprise and z.eal in the busi- 
ness. The following is a letter written by Col. I-Clderkin to 
Clement Biddle, Esq .of Philadelphia, a meuiber of the 
ciation above referred to : 

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Windham, January 22, 1773. 

Sir — I am informed that you are one of those gentlemen 
in your Province who are confederated together to carry on 
the silk manufactory, and have made great proficiency there- 
in, in prosecution of which I wish you success. 

In the meantime would inform yow that some years since 
I began the cultivation of the mulberry tree, having now a 
large number fit for improvement. Two years past have 
made considerable quantities of silk ; have spun and improv- 
ed some, but find in that part of the process in spinning from 
the ball we fail, for want of proper reels and experienced 
workmen ; have been seeking and looking out for help here- 
in. For that purpose got Eb. Gray, when at Philadelphia, 
last fall, to inquire, and by whom I am informed of your un- 
dertaking and proceeding in the laudable branch of making 
silk, and that one of the young women in 5 our works would 
be prevailed on to come here for a year, and that reels might 
be had or w^ere made with you of the right kind, with all the 
apparatus for the spinning of silk from the ball ; on which 
information I determined early in the spring to send my son 
to you to procure a hand and a reel and bring home with 
him. I desire therefore that you would get me a reel with 
all its appurtenances and cauldron made as soon as may be, 
and also to assist me in procuring the woman to whom Mr. 
Gray made some proposals in my behalf, to come. When I 
send my son shall send the money for the reel ; he will wait 
upon and assist the woman in getting here. Your assistance 
in the above matters will help in promoting the purpose of 
making silk in North America, and greatly oblige your un- 
known Friend and Obed't and hum'l Serv't, 


P. S. — Please on the receipt of this send me a line per 
post, to be left at N. Eondon, and charge the postage of 
letter. ' ' 

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The mulberry orchard of Col. Elderkin was on what is 
called the Wanton Perry farm, near the \-illage of South 
Windham. In his will, dated March 15th, 1792, Col. Elder- 
kin speaks of his " mulberry lands near Aiuvebetuck," and 
" the appurtenances belonging to my silk manufactor>'." It 
seems by this that he had a silk factory, and there are those 
living now (1865) who remember seeing the fabric made at 
his establi.shment. 

The daughters of Col. Elderkin, it is said, had handker- 
chiefs and dresses made from the silk he manufactured. It 
seems from the date of his letter to Philadelphia and the date 
of his will that he was engaged in the manufacture of .silk 
over twenty-one years after his mulberry trees were large 
enough to improve by the use of the worm. He nuist have 
made the business profitable or he would not have pursued 
it for so great a length of time. It is said that Col. Elderkin 
imported a weaver from England. 

He continued in the practice of his profession, which was 
extensive, until age and ill-health compelled him to abandon 
it. His last, and, in some respects, important public 
ser\'ice was as member of the convention in this State which 
ratified the United States Constitution. It was quite appro- 
priate that he, who had labored so earnestly and faithfully 
to secure the independence of his countn,-, should be per- 
mitted, as the crowning act of his life, to vote for a constitu- 
tion which secured the blessings of liberty and free govern- 
ment to his posterity. As so few living remember Colonel 
Elderkin we obtain our impressions of his talents and char- 
acter mainh' from his public life. Judging from that we feel 
assured that he was an ardent and de\-oted patriot. He not 
only full)' sympathized with the people of his town, but he 
was one of their most honored and trusted leaders from the 
beginning to the close of the revolutionar\' struggle. He 
was confided in and honored by Governor Trumbull and the 
General Assemblv during the war as few men were ; and for 

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the important services rendered the country in its hour of 
greatest need and peril his name should ever be held in grate- 
ful remembrance. He had practical business talents. He 
was active, prompt and persevering. He was a man for an 
emergency. He was capable of originating new enteiprises 
and carrying them out under the greatest difficulties and dis- 
couragements. He knew no such word as fail, and had noth- 
ing of the old fogy about him. His character for probity 
and integrity was, so far as we can learn, without a stain. 

Colonel Elderkin was quite successful in accinnulating 
propert}^ yet we judge he was a benevolent and liberal- 
minded man. He spent his money freely for the benefit of 
his family, and we presume for worthy public and private 
purposes. He educated two of his sons at Yale College and 
prepared the other to enter. 

He is remembered by a few aged persons as a large, tall 
and very fine-looking man, with the manners of an English 

The following obituary notice of him is copied from the 
Windham Herald under the head of deaths, dated March 9, 


" In this town on the 3d inst., after a long and painful 

illness, endured with singular patience, departed this life 
Jedediah Elderkin, Esq., in the 75tli 3'ear of his age, who 
for many years was an eminent and honorable practitioner of 
law in this State, and by much improvement in several im- 
portant stations in life, vv^as, for many 3'ears, a ver>' useful 
member of society. In his death the sur\dving partner la- 
ments the loss of a tender husband ; a numerous offspring, 
that of a kind and affectionate parent, and the needy sufferer, 
the loss of a benevolent and charitable friend. ' ' 

The will of Colonel Elderkin is dated March 15, 1792, and 
proved March 27, 1793. In it he says he has disposed of most 
of his property by deeds of }:;ift to his chihircii. To his wife 
Anne he gives the use and improvement of his grist and saw 

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mill during her life, with a horse, carriage, cow and house- 
hold goods. Also of the house and lands where his son 
Bela now lives, near the mills, his mulberry lands near Au- 
webetuck, with buildings, etc., on that farm, with all the 
appurtenances belonging to his silk manufactory, in fee sim- 
ple. Said mulberry lands and trees being reser^'ed in his 
deed of said farm to David Young. He gives to his grai:d- 
son Jedediah, son of his son Bela, two-thirds part of estate 
in grist mill, equal to one-fourth part of the whole in fee 
simple, directing him to render to his father all profits of his 
said share in said mills immediately after the decease of his 
grandmother and during the life of his father, if he lives and 
stands in need of such supply. To his son Vine he gives 
his French gun, sword and ornaments of dress, (his gold and 
silver cuff buttons, knee and shoe buckles, are now, 1886, in 
the hands of Henry Elderkin, son of Dr. Vine Elderkin, who 
resides near Ashville, Chautauqua county, N. Y.), and to 
Bela his other gun and fowling piece. He gives to Alfred 
his share in the Proprietor's School lot and house. To Sophia 
Flint, daughter of his daughter Lora, deceased, he gives 
^20. His wife was named executrix, but probably on ac- 
count of age and infirmity she declined to act, and his .son 
Alfred was appointed in her stead. Colonel Jedediah IClder- 
kin married Anna Wood, who is remembered by some as an 
excellent woman and worthy companion of her honored hus- 
band. Unlike him she was small size. She was four years 
younger than he, and survived him eleven years. They had 
eight children. 

Colonel Jedediah Elderkin was bom 17 17. 
Anne Wood was born 1721. 
They were married August 31st, 1741. 
He died March 3 (in his 75th year), 1793. 
She died June 14 (aged 83 years), 1804. 


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6 Alfred. | 





Nameless son. j 

March 2, 1743. 
Sept. II, 1746. 
Oct. 30, 1747. 
Dec. 10, 1751. 
Nov. 30. 1753. 
Jan. 4, I75')- 
March 6, 1761. 
Oct. 23, 1764. 
April 24. 1756. 

Hon. J. Huntington. 
Lydia White. 
Hezekiah Bissell. 
Philena Fitch. 
Royal Flint. 
Sarah Brown, 
labez Clark. 
Samuel Gray. 

Aug. 6, 1760. 
Nov. 23, 1767. 
March 18, 1765. 
March iS, 1773. 

Jan. 27, 1779. 
April 4, 17S7. 
July 2, 178S. 

Sept. 24, 17S6. 
Aug. 5, i8o3. 


Oct. 9, 1833. 
July 2d, 1S38. 
Dec. 13, 1797. 
May I. 1756. 

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Dr. Joshua Elderkin, a younger brother of Colonel Jed- 
cdiah Elderkin, was born at Nonvich October 30, 1720. He 
graduated at Yale College in 1748, studied theology and was 
ordained pastor of the Society of Old Haddam June. 1749. 
He remained there onh- a few years, when, from poor health 
and other reasons, he was dismissed in 1753. Afterwards he 
studied medicine, it is thought with Dr. Jonathan Hunting- 
ton, then a prominent practitioner in Windham. That he 
practiced medicine in that town several years we are a.ssured 
by his descendants. But it appears he had ability to turn 
his hand to more than one kind of business. Some time 
before the Revolutionars' war he was engaged in trade, and 
while in mercantile business he sold some articles of foreii^n 
manufacture, contrary to a resolution of the town not to im- 
port, sell or use in their families those foreign made articles. 
For this act he remained for about four years under a ver}- 
severe censure from the people of his town. Though Dr. 
Elderkin was a man of strong will power and firnniess he did 
not rest quite easy under this censure. The matter was 
finally disposed of at a town meeting, December 9. 1774. 
We are unable to say how culpable Dr., Elderkin was in the 
matter of selling the hats and vest patterns, but the manner 
in which he was treated at the outset undoubtedly roused his 
feelings, and it was a good while before he would make any 
explanations or take any steps towards a reconciliation. 

But as matters between the colonies and mother country 
became more serious and the danger of collision innninent, 
feelings of discord were banished and all true patriots felt 
the necessity of acting harmoniously. Dr. Elderkin's ser- 
vices were needed. He was an educated man of business 

22 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

experience and energy. The difficult}- was happily settled, 
and from that time Dr. Elderkin fully shared the confidence 
of his fellow citizens. He was, like his brother, ardently 
patriotic, and rendered most important services during the 
most trj'ing period of the revolutionary war. In July, 1776, 
he was appointed to buy tow cloth for tents for the army. 
In the same year he was appointed with others to procure 
supplies and refreshments for the soldiers. At one time an 
order of ^1,000 was drawn in his favor for the purchase of 
clothing. His name is often mentioned in the doings of the 
Assembly and Council of Safety as furnishing supplies and 
providing and contracting for various articles necessarj' for 
the army. One descendant says : He entered heart and soul 
into the w-ar of the revolution, was earh' commissary- in the 
army, and to help forward the cause pledged his fortune for 
debts contracted in its ser^ace. Government paid in Conti- 
nental mone5% which, at the close of the war, greatl}- depre- 
ciating in value, his own property- was taken to pay these 
debts, and, that not being sufficient, he was thrown into 
Windham jail, where he spent many months. He and his 
wife in their last days found a home with their youngest 
daughter in Canterbury (Westminster Society), where they 
died and were buried in the cemetery of that place. He was 
truly in ever}- sense a good man. His career was a checkered 
one, and he experienced many ups and downs in life. His 
services and sacrifi9es for his country in its most trying pe- 
riod should lead us to pardon his versatile organization and 
with gratitude remember his virtues. 

Dr. Joshua Elderkin was bom October 30, 1720. 
He married Rachel Wetmore July 31, 1749. 
He died (aged 80 years) at Windham, Februar}-, 1801. 
Neither the birth nor death of his wife is known. 
Besides two who died in infancy they had : 

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1 Hannah. 

2 Joshua Booth 

3 Lo'.saRachel. 

4 Susannah. 

5 Hannali H. 

April 24, T750. 
June 14, 1751. 
May 31, 1753. 
Nov. 7, 1760. 
Feb. 26, 1764. 


Ly<lia Denison. 
Samuel Badger. 
Roger Huntington. 
Samuel Johnson. 

2 Alexatul'r Gordon 

3 Joshua Grosvenor 


Oct. 16, 1769. 
^No heirs). 

(of Canterb'ry) 

fof PonifretV 

nil I). 

Aug. 17, 1750. 

Joshua Booth Klderkin was born June 14, 1751. 

It was said by a cousin of his that he was a very large 
and strong man, possessing powers rarely equaled. He lived 
down town while he remained in Windham, and built the 
brick house which stands where the road turns toward the 
burying ground. It is said he kept hotel there during the 
Revolution, and that the French officers boarded with him 
so late as 17S0. At what time he left Windham is not 
known. One account says he went to Chelsea, Vt., where 
he died. Another that he went to Middlebury, Vt. 

Jo.shua Booth Elderkin married Lydia Dcni.son October 
16, 1769. 







1 Mary. 

2 Lydia. 

3 Rachel Ann. 

4 Sarah Wales, 
,S JoshuaBooth 

6 Louisa R. 

7 Alathea. 

5 Nancy. 

9 Lucretia. 

10 Luceus. I 
ir Lucia. ) 

Daniel Perkins. 
Jabez Fitch, of 
2 Azariah Balcam, 

July 16, 1770. 
Oct. 17. 1773. 

Oct. 13, 1774. 
Feb. 25, 1776. 
Jan. 3", 1779. 
Feb. 13, 1781. 
May 30, 17S4. ! Jairus LittlefieUl, 
It is said married ShurtliflT, lived in 
Phelps, lived in New 

Married and lived 

Were twins No 
\ acc't of Lucia. 

Lived in Middleburly, Vt. 

Lived in Chel 
Willimaiitic a 
of Mansfield i^i 

at Middlebury 

Lived at Willi 



sea, Vt. 
nd Lebanon 


lyydia Elderkin, daughter of Jo.shua Booth Eldcrkin. 
married, ist, Jabez Fitch, who lived in Willimantic and 
Lebanon. She was the mother of 

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Eleazer D. Fitch, of Williniantic. 

Mrs. Laban Chase, of Willimantic. 

Coh E. S. Fitch, of Mansfield. 

She married, 2d, Azariah Balcam, of Mansfield, who 
afterwards lived in Willimantic, where they both died. 

Alathea Elderkin married Jairus Littlefield ; had a family 
in Willimantic, where she lived and died. 

Susannah Elderkin, fourth child of Dr. Joshua Elderkin, 
married Roger Huntington, of Windham. 


1 Hulda, who married Anson Johnson, of Plainfield. 

2 Eunice, who married George Wyllys Abbe, of Wind- 

3 Betsey, who married Murray Johnson, of Plainfield. 

4 Harry, who married Clarissa Bibbins ; had family ; 
died in Windham. 

5 Joshua, who lived in Windham ; died unmarried. 

Hannah Huntington Elderkin, fifth child of Dr. Jo.shua 
Elderkin, married Samuel Johnson, of Canterbury ; had one 
child, Salome, who married Artemus Osgood, of Pomfret. 
Hannah H. Johnson married, 2d, Alexander Gordon, of 
Canterbur}-, and by him had two children, Maria, who died 
unmarried, and Harriet, who married Deacon Charles Lee, 
of Willimantic, who died at Nonvich, leaving Harriet a 
widow. Mrs. Hannah H. Gordon married, 3d, Deacon 
Jo-shua Gro.svenor, of Pomfret ^Abington Society), where 
she died July 8th, 1834. Her children were the vSixth Gen- 

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Fourth Generation.— John Elderkin 4th, brother of 
Col. Jedediah E., wa.s born Februar3% 1719- Married Re- 
becca Allen, daugliter of Timothy Allen, March 2, 1742. 







I John 5th, 

Jan. iS, 1742. 

(Graduated at Yale 


2 Susannah. 

Oct. 7, 1745- 

Eleazer Denison. 

(Had a large 

3 Luther. 

Sept. 6, 1746. 


4 Rebecca. 

Sept. 17, 1748. 

5 Joshua. 

Jan. 13, 1750. 

6 Judges. 

Aug. 23, 1752. 

Aug.. 1753. 

7 Vashti. 

July 19, 1754. 

Elias Bingham, of 

8 Francis. 

Feb. II, 1757. 


May 21, 1759. 

9 Raxaleny. 

Sept. 5, 1759. 

10 Dyarchey. 

April 7, 1762. 

II Fernando. 

July 9, 1764 

26 Genealogy of llie Eldcrkin Fauiily. 


At this point of our work we will suspend the further 
exhibit of the Elderkin families for a space to introduce the 
Dyer and White families, who, as cotemporaries with Col. 
Jedediah Elderkin, became, by marriage, identified with the 
descendants of one child of Col. Jedediah, viz, Vine, his 
oldest son. 

Record of the Dyer Family. — By Hannah Clark. 

Third Generation — Captain Thomas Dyer was born 
May 15, 1694. Lydia Backus, his wife, was born June 15, 


1. Mary D5'er, born January 31, 1719 ; Died May 27, 
1802. She married Rev. Stephen White, of Upper Middle- 
ton, Conn. They had ten children. 

2. Col. Eliphalet Dyer, born September 14, 1721. He 
was an eminent lawyer of Windham, Conn. , and the intimate 
friend and companion of Col. Jedediah Elderkin. 

3. Eydia Dyer, boni July 12, 1724. 

4. Eunice Dyer, born June 5, 1727. 

Fourth Generation — Rev. Stephen White was born 
in Upper Middleton, Conn., June 8, 17 18. He was a de- 
scendant of Elder John White, one of the founders of Hart- 
ford, Conn. He is the fifth generation, counting Elder 
John, but is really the cotemporar>- of the fourth generation 
of the Elderkin family. He graduated at Yale College in 
1736, was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Windham, Conn., December 24, 1740. He ministered to the 

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same church over fifty-three years. He married Mary Dyer 
September 2, 1741. They had ten children. He died Jan- 
uary 9, 1794, aged 76. She died May 27, 1802, aged 83. 







I Hannah. 

Dec. 20, 1742. 

2 Mary. 

Dec. 23, 1743. 

3 Lydia. 

April 28, 1745. 

Vine Elderkin. 

4 Susannah. 

Oct. 21, 1746. 

5 Eunice. 

Jan. 7, 1749. 

6 John. 

Oct. 3, 1752. 

Edu'd at Vale Coll. 

7 Elisha. 

Sept. 16, 1754. 

Miss Webb, of 

8 Sarah. 

Nov. 10, 1757 


9 Hulda. 

April II, 1760. 

10 Dyer. 

May 20, 1762. 

Edu'd at Yale Coll. 

Elisha White had three children. 
Chamberlain ; lives in Michigan. 

Myra married Mr. 

For the purpose of presenting one line of the White 
family in a condensed diagram I extract from the March 
number of the "Laws of Life," a family health journal, 
conducted by the Faculty of our " Home on the Hillside," 
The Sanitarium, Dansville, N. Y., an article entitled "The 
Economics of Marriage ; a Family Record, h\ Phineas 

There have recently come into my hands certain faded 
and antique looking papers, containing a page of family his- 
tory, which on several accounts I think may be interesting 
to the readers of this journal. Aside from their personal 
character, the facts are valuable in other respects. It is 
partly the history of a pilgrim and a pioneer, who came to 
New England in the early days of its history, and partly the 
record of a single branch of his fanlil}^ from generation to 
generation — down through more than two centuries and a 
half, to the present day. 

On the 23d of June, 1632, only twelve years from the first 

^5 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

landing of the pilgrims, a little bark with 123 passengers, of 
whom fifty ^vere children, set sail from the coast of England 
for the New World. After a twelve weeks' voyage — spend- 
ing, as it were, an entire summer in mid-ocean— the tired 
travelers landed at the newly-founded settlement of Boston, 
September i6th of the same year. Among them was Elder 
John White, a leading member of the congregation of the 
Rev. Thomas Hooker, which, for the most part, comprised 
the passengers of the vessel. Mr. Hooker himself was pre- 
vented from accompanying his flock, but came over to the 
colony the following year. 

In the town of Cambridge, adjoining Boston, John White 
made his first home in America. The beautiful library 
building of Harvard University, " Gore Hall," stands to-day 
upon a portion of his home lot. 

For several reasons, however, the atmosphere of Massa- 
chusetts Bay was not quite pleasant to Mr. Hooker and his 
people, and they determined, therefore, to found a new settle- 
ment where greater freedom might be enjoyed than probably 
existed then in that latitude. In June, 1636, the main body 
of his congregation, among them John White, started through 
the trackless wilderness for their new home in the valley of 
the Connecticut. With no guide but their compass, they 
made their way through swamps, over mountains and across 
rivers, driving before them their herds of cattle ; and after a 
fortnight's hardships reached their destination, and laid the 
foundations of Hartford, the capital of Connecticut. Here, 
under the very shadow of a tree, destined later on to be 
famous in colonial history, the " Charter Oak," John White 
for a second time established his home in the New World. 

He was not destined even here to pass undisturbed the 
remainder of his days. Hartford treated him with honor ; 
he was one of her original proprietors, and four times he was 
chosen as one of her " Selectmen," who had in charge the 
interests of the settlement. But after the death of Mr. 

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Hooker dissentions arose in the church. Perhaps there was 
a good deal of ' ' the old Adam ' ' in our pilgrim ancestors ; a 
pugnacity that resisted opposition and grew restive for inde- 
pendence under the least semblance of restraint ; but that is 
the class of men to found cities and establish empires. A 
large portion of Mr. Hooker's congregation concluded to 
make a new settlement far up the Connecticut at the town of 
Hadley, and White was a leading spirit in the enterprise. 
But although Hadley chose him as her representative to the 
Legislative Assembly in Boston, he seems to have had a 
lingering love for Hartford, and to have returned thither in 
his old age ; and here in the winter of 1684. just two hundred 
years ago, the old puritan-pioneer rested from his labors at 
the age of 75 years. 

I shall not attempt to sketch in detail the biography of 
his descendants, but rather to present in a diagram those 
facts about a particular line of descent as shall answer my 
purpose. There were large families born to each descendant 
of John White, but now we have to do with but a single 
child of each generation down to the present time. If the 
reader will note that the connecting lines between the names 
run from parent to child he will have no difficulty in tracing 
downward the line of descent. 


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With Rev. Thomas Hooker, one of the Founders of Hartford, Ct. 

Died 16S4. Aged 75. 

Born 1629. Died 1711. Aged 82. [Eiglit chiklren]. 



Born 1661. Died 1739. i. \b'&2,. \ Corn 1663. Died 1754. 

Married at 22. , Eleven children. | Married at 20. 

Lived 78 years. j ' | Lived 91 years. 

Born 1692. Died 17S3. 

Married at 23. 

Lived 91 years. 

Married in 

Seven childrer 


Born 1694. Died 1776. 

Married at 21. 

Lived 82 years. 


Born 1718. Died 1794. 

Married at 23. 

Minister at Windh'm, Ct., 53yrs. 

Lived 75 years. 

[ Married in 
I 1741- 


(Sister to Col. Dyer, Chairman 

First Continental Congress). 

Born 1719. Died 1802. 

Married at 22. Lived 83 years. 


Born 1745. Died 181S. 

Married at 22. 

Lived 73 years. 

Married in 
vSeven childrer 


Born 1745. Died 1800. 

Married at 22. 

I<ived 53 years. 


Born 1 771. Died 1858. 

Married at 24 and 39. 

Lived 87 years. 

Married in 



Bjrn 177S. Died 1829. 

Lived 51 years. 


Dr. JAMES C. JACKSON. Born iSii. Now 73 vears old. 

GILES W. JACKSON. Born May 23, 1S13. Died Jan. 31, 1878. 

Mrs. JANE E. LEFFINGWELL. Born 1817. Now 67 years old. I 

How brief are these records of the past ! Here, on little 
oblong diagrams we trace the simple outline of many a long 
life. Experience that was crowded into seventy, eighty, 
even ninety years, leaves behind for posterity the dates of a 
birth, a marriage — and a death. It is so little ! And yet is 

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it not the epitome of most earthly existence ? Two hundred 
years hence, shall a far posterity, looking backward from 
the twenty-first century, care to remember our lives of to- 
day so kindly, so gratefully, and so reverently as these 
memories are held ? 

What may we learn from this record ? 

I. That on one side, at least, of each generation, loii,^:; life 
7vas hereditary. Five generations of mothers and grandmoth- 
ers, in direct descent, attain respectively the ages of 87, 73, 
83, 82 and 91 years, an average of 83 1-5 years. I do not 
know of a similar instance on record. Seven generations of 
fathers and grandfathers average 72 >^ years. Even this is 
beyond the allotted time. 

II. As a rule, the wives lived longer than their hu.sbands. 
This is the in four out of five instances in which ages 
are known. 

III. Tliey married early, disregarding all those wise max- 
ims of prudential philosophy so current in the theory and 
practice of our time. Each of these grandmothers married 
between 20 and 24, at an average somewhat less than 22 
years, while the average age of their hu.sbands was just 
under 24 years. The one who married youngest attained 
the greatest age ; the one who married latest was the short- 
est lived. 

IV. They rejoiced in large families of children. The de- 
tails in this respect of all the families are not in my posses- 
sion ; but of those known, the average is eight children to 
each couple. Golden weddings were almost hereditary, 
three successive generations living far beyond the fiftieth 
anniversary of their marriage day. 

V. I do not believe that any of them were rich as wealth 
is reckoned to-day. One was a country clergyman, minis- 
tering over fifty-three years to a single congregation ; one 
was a sea captain, and the others were farmers and artisans, 
in comfortable circumstances, but not superabundant wealth. 

32 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Nearly every young man expected to leave his parents and 
make a fortune for himself. Only one of the seven died in the 
place of his birth. When bej'ond her eightieth year one of 
these venerable women wrote with trembling hand a little 
record of her early life Here are some extracts : 

" Februar>^ 3d, 17 — , being then in my twenty- fourth 
year, I was married. We were both poor, but had good 
health and good habits. My husband came of an excellent 
family ; his great-grandfather was Rev. Jonathan Edwards, 
the divine. We determined to make ourselves a home in 
' the western country,' as Central New York was then 
called ; and accordingly, the week after marriage, started on 
our journey. * ^= The roads through the wilderness were 
almost impassable ; we were obliged to go on horseback, 
finding our path by marked trees. 

My husband had purchased 130 acres of land, and here 
he cleared a spot sufficient to erect a small log house The 
floor was of hewn logs. The first work my husband did 
was to cut down the trees near our house, after which he 
began to clear land for the fall crops. Whenever he was 
alone in the woods, at the falling of each tree, I listened till 
I heard the sound of his ax again, which told me no acci- 
dent had befallen him. The howling of the wolves at night 
disturbed me a great deal at first. 

Some of my Connecticut friends, writing to me, asked 
how we managed with the one chair we had brought from 
home. I replied that ' when my husband needed it I sat in 
his lap.' My first baby was born the following November. 
We attended meeting in Butler's barn, riding on horseback 
— my husband carrying the baby and I riding behind him. 
* * Eight 3^ears we lived here ; four other children were 
born to us, and in one sense these were the happiest years of 
my life. 

Can we wonder at it ? Why, this rude cabin, with its 
rough hewn floor and its single chair— these innocent, lov- 

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ing hearts, this young wife whispering her first secret to her 
youthful husband one happy evening during that long, ex- 
pectant summer, suggest a vision of happiness so celestial, 
that I do not wonder it stirred her memory to its depths 
when her cheek was withered and her eye was dim, and the 
events of yesterday were a forgotten blank. Oh, calculating 
theorist, do not dream that those oft-repeated maxims of a 
selfish prudence have taught you the secret of a happier life 


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We will here present the family records so far as known 
of Col. Jedediah Elderkin' s daughters. 

Judith married Hon. Jabez Huntington, a lawyer and 
High Sheriff of Windham County. They had nine children. 
Nancy married Guerdon Bachus, a slave-owner in Virginia. 
Annie married Dea. Hezekiah Bissel, a lawyer and State's At- 
torney for Windham county. They had eight children. The 
oldest son, Woodbridge, was educated at Yale College. 
Amelia married Rev. Abel Flint, of Hartford, and had one 
daughter, the wife of Rev. Herman Norton, Secretary of the 
American Protestant Society. 

Eora married Royal Flint (brother of Rev. Abel Flint), 
a merchant near West Point, and owner of a large tract of 
land. He lost his property by signing notes as suret)-. Then 
moved South, where he died, leaving one daughter, Sophia, 
who married Erastus Clark, of Utica, N. Y. Lora lost an 
infant son, born April 24th, 1756 ; died May ist, 1756. 

Amie man'ied Jabez Clark, a lawyer of ^Vindham, Conn., 
April 4, 1787. Died at Utica, N. Y., July 2, 1838. 






DII I). 

1 Charles. 

2 Elizabeth. 

3 Anna. 

4 Jerusia. 

5 Edward. 

6 Charlotte E. 

7 Edwards. 


Oct., 1789. 

Mar., 1794. 
Feb., 1796. 
Oct., 1798. 

Walter Kins- 
Edward Vernon. 
Jessee W. Doolittle. 
Harriet Perkins. 
Sam'l Perkins. 
Hannah Perkins. 

(Of utica). 

(Of Phila.) 
(Of Windham) 


Oct., iS6s. 
Mar., 1868. 
Jan., 1S23. 

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Charlotte married Samuel Gray, Esq. , educated at Yale 
College. She died, aged 33, leaving three children. Har- 
riet married Oliver C Grosvenor, of Pomfret. Mary, widow 
of Samuel Byrne, married Thomas Gray, Esq., many years 
Towm Clerk of Windham. 


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In following the descent of Col. Jedediali Elderkin 's 
three sons, Vine, Bela and Alfred, we will first trace Vine's 
descendants in their order down to the present date — 1884. 
Then Bela's, then Alfred's, so far as we may be able to find 
their records. 

Fifth Generation. — Capt. Vine Elderkin, Esq., was 
born in Windham, Conn , Sept. 11, 1745. L,ydia White, 
daughter of Rev. Stephen White, was born in Windham, 
April 28, 1745. 

They were married Nov. 23, 1767. 

He died in Albany at the residence of his daughter, 
Julianna Stamford, with dropsy, Aug. 15, 1800. Lydia died 
Oct. 2, 1818, at Windham, Conn. 

Capt. Vine graduated at Yale College at the age of 18 
years, and was engaged in the mercantile business in New 
York City at the time of the breaking out of the Revolution, 
when he entered the army as Captain, where he endured the 
hardships and deprivations attending that terrible struggle 
for American Independence. He was an excellent man, a 
firm adherent to all the principles of integrity and morality ; 
too generous to become affluent, and too humane to seek 
popularity and position at the expense of his compeers. His 
wife was a noble woman ; educated and refined, patriotic 
and industrious. She supported their family during her 
husband's absence by book-keeping in New York. 

The preceding description of Capt. Vine Elderkin, Esq., 
is reported by Mary Anne Roberts, from the records of 
Hannah (Clark) Roberts, as she heard it from her mother, 
Mary Anne (Elderkin) Clark. The following is as pub- 

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lished in the Willimantic Journal by William L- Weaver : 
"Vine Elderkin, eldest son of Col. Jedediah, was born in 
Windham. * -'^ * He studied law, probably with his 
father, and having been admitted to practice, settled in 
Windham, where he attained considerable eminence as an 
advocate and councellor. Subsequently he removed to the 
State of New York, and, as we are informed, settled on the 
Hudson, somewhere near West Point, where he had charge 
of an iron foundry." I judge that grandfather Vine prac- 
ticed the doctrine of non-resistance in too liberal a sense. It 
will do in moral and religious practice, but in the conflicts 

of a business life the Jewish law, ' ' An eye for an eye and 
a tooth for a tooth," is much more practical. 







I Harriet. 

Oct. 4, 1768. 

James Jackson. 

Sept., 1809. 

2 Bela. 

Feb. 3, 1770. 

Susan Bates. 


Aug. 3, 1853. 

3 Mary Anne. 

Dec. 18, 1771. 

Henry Clark. 


July 19, 1858. 


Dr. James Jackson. 



4 Step'n White 

Sept. 12, 1773. 

Mary Powell, wid'w. 


5 Julianna, 

Jan. 20, 1776. 

Timothv Staniford. 

Nov. 14, 1775. 

Oct. 27, 1844. 

6 lyucy. 

Nov. 27, 177S. 

Joseph Strong. 


7 Charlotte. 

Mar. 23, 1781. 

Charles Moselev. 


It is said that the marriages of this family, with one ex- 
ception, were more than ordinarily good. 

Harriet Elderkin married Dr. James Jackson, of Manlius, 
N. Y. She died, leaving one daughter, Harriet Jackson, 
who married Cromlin Brown, and died leaving no child. 

This little poem, by Mrs. Julia C. R. Doir, was written 
from a well authenticated incident in the life of Harriet 
Elderkin, who, at the time of the occurrence, was living 
with her grandfather, Parson White : 

THE parson's granddaughter. 

" Ho lio ! " lie cried, as up and down 
He rode tlirough the streets of Windham town. 

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"Ho ! ho! for the day cf peace is done, 
And the day of wrath too well begun ! 
Bring forth your grain from your barns and mills ; 
Drive down the cattle from off your hills ; 
For Boston lieth in sore distress, 
Pallid with hunger and long duress, 
Her children starve while she hears the beat 
And the tramp of the redcoats on every street !" 

What, ho ! What, ho ! Like a storm unspent. 

Over the hillsides he^came and went ; 

And Parson White, from his open door, 

Leaning bare-headed that August day. 

While the sun beat down on his temples gra}'. 

Watched him until he could see no more. 

Then straight he strode to the church and flung 

His W'hole soul into the peal, he rung ; 

Pulling the bell-rope till the tower 

Seemed to rock in the sudden shower. 

The shower of sound the farmers heard. 

Rending the air like a living word ! 

Then swift they gathered, with right good will. 

From field and anvil and shop and mill. 

To hear what the parson had to say 

That would not keep till the Sabbath day. 

For only the women and children knew 

The tale of the horseman galloping through — 

The message he bore, as up and down 

He rode through the streets of Windham town. 

That night, as the jiarson sat at ease 

In the porch, with the Bible on his knees. 

Thanking God that at break of day 

Frederic Manning would take his way, 

With cattle and sheep from off the hills, 

And a load of grain from the barns and mills 

To the starving city, whei^e General Gage 

Waited unholy war to wage. 

His little daughter beside him stood. 
Hiding he^face in her muslin hood. 
In her armSjher own pet lamb she bore, 
As it struggled down to the oaken floor : 

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" It must go ; I must give my lamb," she said, 
"To the children that cry for meat and bread." 

Then lifted to his her holy eyes, 

Wet with the tears of sacrifice. 

"Nay, nay," he answered, " there is no need 
That the hearts of babes should ache and bleed ; 
Run away to } our bed, and to-morrow pla}', 
You and your pet, through the live-long day." 
He laid his hand on her shining hair. 
And smiled as he blessed her standing there, 
With 'kerchief folded across her breast, 
And her small, brown hands together pressed, 
A quaint little maiden, shy and sweet. 
With her lambkin crouched at her dainty feet. 
Away to its place the lamb she led. 
Then climbed the stairs to her own white bed, 
While the rcoon rose up and the stars looked down 
On the silent streets of Windham town. 

But when the heralds of morning came, 
Flushing the East with rosy flame. 
With low of cattle and Fcurr}- of feet, 
Driving his herd down the village street, 
Young Manning heard from a low stone wall 
A child's voice clearlj- yet softly call. 
And saw in the gray dust standing there, 
A little maiden with shining hair. 
While crowding close to her tender side 
Was a snow white lamb to her apron tied. 

" Oh, wait ! " she cried, " for my lamb must go 
To the children crying in want and woe. 
It's all I have." And her tears fell fast. 
As she gave it one eager kiss — the last. 

" The road will be long to its feet, I pray 

Let your arms be its bed a part of the way. 

And give it cool water and tender grass 

Whenever a wayside brook you pass " 

Then away she flew like a startled deer. 

Nor waited for the bleat of her lamb to hear. 


Young Manning lifted his steel-blue eyes 
One moment up to the morning skies. 

40 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Then raising the lamb to his breast he strode 
Sturdily down the lengthening road. 
" Now God be my helper," he cried, "and lead 
Me safe with my charge to the souls in need. 
Through fire and flood, through dearth and dole; 
Though foes assail me and war clouds roll, 
To the ciiy in want and woe that lies, 
I will bear this lamb as a sacrifice." 

Bela Elderkin, eldest son of Vine and L,ydia Elderkin, 
was born in Windham, Ct., Feb. 3d, 1770. Susan Bates 
was born in Nunda, Livingston county, N. Y., March 19th, 

They were married in 1796. They had ten children, six 
boys and four girls. 

Susan Elderkin died at Newtown Flats, on Tionesta 
Creek, Venango County, Penn'a, Feb. 12, 1826, six days 
after the birth of her youngest child. 

Bela died at Siverlyville, Venango Co., Penn'a, Aug. 3, 
1853, aged 83 years. 

Bela, when a boy, attended common schools, and spent 
two terms at the Windham Academy, and then learned the 
trade of house joiner. He left Windham Aug. 22, 1793, for 
the far West, which at that time was any place west of the 
Hudson River. He carried with him the following introduc- 
tion and recommendation addressed by Hon. Jabez Clark, a 
prominent lawyer of Windham, to his brothers. Dr. Deodo- 
tus Clark and Grastus Clark, attorneys, at Clinton, N. Y. : 
" Dear Brothers — The bearer of this is Mr. Bela Elderkin, a 
son of Capt. Vine Elderkin. He is a young man who desires 
to push his forttme in a new world. By trade a house 
joiner. I can recommend him freely as promising fair to be 
a useftil man and valtiable inhabitant of your country, and 
desire your friendship and influence in his favour, should he 
settle in ycur neighborhood. Any kindness shown to him 
will be considered as done to your friend and brother. ' ' 

"Jabez Clark." 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 


He continued his course Westward till he reached the 
Gennesse River, where the town of Nunda was afterward 
built. Here he married his wife. 

His business life was attended with three severe reverses 
of fortune, which kept him most of the time in limited cir- 
cumstances. When he had eight children, in April, 18 19, 
he moved into the pine forest of Venango County, Penn'a, 
where he followed lumbering fifteen years ; then moved to 
Harmony, Chautauqua County, N. Y., where he lived on 
his own farm till near the time of his death. He spent his 
last days with his youngest daughter. Mary Siverly, at Siv- 

He was honest, truthful, and sedate ; a Presbyterian by 
profession, he was a firm adherent to all the moral teach- 
ings of the scriptures and conscience. He was highly 
esteemed wherever known for his temperance, integrit5^ 
veracit3^ benevolence and virtue. 

Susan Bates was the daughter of Phintas Bates and Mary 
lyaraby, who were married in 1781. 




M.'VKriKD TO. 

DATl! OF y\\v. 


I Vine. 

Jan. 5, 1797. 

Nancy Norton. 

Mar, 30, 1826. 

Sept. 24, 1864 

2 Lvdia. 

Nov. 1, 1801. 

Dec. 2, 1813. 

S lulia S. 

June 17, 1805. 

Hiram Kellogs:. 


April 10, ifcSi. 

4 Zuba. 

Oct. 10, 1807. 

John Fleminn;, Esq. 



5 Clarissa M. 

Feb. s. '810. 

Philip H. Siverly. 

May 5, 1831. 

Dec. 28, 18P4. 

6 rhineas B. 

Feb. 22, 1812. 

Mariah Noble. 

Inly, 1835. 

7 Jolin riela. 

Oct. n, 1814. 

Mai'v Wallaston. 

Feb. 25, 1836. 

Nov. 18, 1887. 

S Dyer White. 

April 9, 1S17. 

Cornelia Walker. 

July 27, 1842. 

July 17, 1823. 

Cornelia Walker. 

June 27, 1854. 

Aug. 31, 1830. 

2d Louis Kinc: 

Aug. 22, 1854. 

9 Ira. 

Mar 22, 1S22. 

Phebe A. Rockwell. 

June 15, 1843- 

April 21, 1873 

TO Steven W. 

Feb. 6, 1S26. 

See Chapter VIII. for continued description of this family. 


Genealogy of the Elder/: iu /uiiiiily. 


Mary Anne Elderkin, 2d daughter of Vine and Lydia 
Elderkin, was born Dec. i8th, 1771. She first married 
Henry Clark in 1795, by whom she had six children. He 
died in iSio. The same year she married Dr. James Jack- 
son, and had three children. Dr. James Jackson was born 
1778, died 1829. She died July i8th, 1S58, at the advanced 
age of 86 years, 6 months, 22 days. 

She was a remarkable woman in many substantial good 
qualities. Her keen perception and general observ^ation 
familiarized her with the world, its people, and their virtues 
and vices. She was active in business, generous and hu- 
mane to the erring, true to the teachings of Christianity and 
untiring in her labors for the aged and infirm. Her vir- 
tues were inculcated into the minds of her descendants till all 
seem to know her as a model of greatness and goodness 
among our ancestors. She was the medium of information 
among her kindred. Traveling from Connecticut to Illinois, 
she spread the genial influences and intelligence of her noble 
mind wherever the ties of consanguinity called her. Her re- 
mains rest by the side of her brother, Stephen White Elder- 
kin, at Rose Hill Cemetery, near Chicago. 


ANNE (elderkin) CLARK. 






I Augustus. 

Nov. 7. 1705. 


N.Orl'ns 1821 

2 Hannah. 

July 2S, 1797. 

Giles Jackson. 
Giles Jackson. 

Jan. 17, 1S18. 

Mar., 1867. 
Feb. 14, 1820. 

Nov 20, iSoi. 

2, David L. Roberts. 

June 2, 1S30. 

Dec. 30, 1864. 

3 II irriet C. 

July 31, 1799. 

Klias Brewster. 

Aug. 8, 1824. 

Mar. 16, 18 4. 

Dec. 30, 1782. 

Elias Brewster. 

Feb. 19, 1S58. 

4 H?iirv. 


Olive Hawks. 

5 Mary Anne. 

July 6, 1S04. 

David L. Roberts. 
David L Roberts. 

April, 1 828. 

Nov. ig, 1S29. 
Dec 30, 1864. 

6 Louisa E. 


p;plirani C. Reed. 

Nov. 14, 1825. 

Mav 20, 1837. 

Ephrnni C. Reed. 

Jan. 22, 1S59. 

Ccnealogy of t'le Elderkin Family. 









t James C. 

2 Giles W. 

3 JaneE. 

March 2S, iSir. 
Feb. 25, iSio. 
May 23. 1814. 
April 4. 1S15. 
Aug., 1S17. 
Aug-.. 1850. 

Li'cretia Brewster. 
Lncretia Brewster. 
Hannah Jennings. 
Hannah Jennings. 
Elish Leffingwell. 
K.lish Leffingwell. 

Sept., 1S30. 

Jan. 31, 1S7S. 
I April 20, 1SS3. 
Nov. 26, 1839. 

Feb.. 1871. 

See Chapter IX for further records of these families. 

Sixth Generation.— Stephen White Elderkin, second 
sou of Capt. Vine and Lydia Elderkin, ^vas born Sept. 12th, 
1773. He was six feet in hight, and was an extraordinary- 
good man ; but not ver}' energetic. He married widow 
Mary Powell, and died without children in Jefferson, 111. 
Was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, near Chicago, in 1856, 
aged 73. 

Sixth Generation.— Julianna Elderkin, daughter of 
Capt. Vine and Lydia Elderkin, was born June 20th, 1776. 
Married Timothy Staniford, of Windham, Conn. She died 
Oct. 27th, 1844, leaving one son, James, who married and 
had one child in 1834. 

Sixth Generation. — Lucy Elderkin, daughter of Capt 
Vine and Lydia Elderkin, born Nov. 27th, 1778. She mar- 
ried Major Joseph Strong. She died in 1S19, near Sandusky, 
Ohio, leaving one daughter, Anna, who married Mr. Xeims. 

Sixth Generation. — Charlotte Elderkin, daughter of 
Capt. Vine and Lydia Elderkin, born March 23d, 1781, 
Married Charles Moseley. In the early part of his life he 
was a merchant. He died at Ann Arbor, iNIich., Dec. 1851. 
She died in 1S66 ; 85 3'ears of age. They left one son, Dun- 
ham Moseley, who married and had two children. P. O. ad- 
dress, Anita, Cass County, Iowa. 

^^ Ci'iualogy of Ihc lildci-kiii /■'aiiiily. 


In this chapter the children of Bela and Susan Elderkin, 
with their families and descendants, will be presented in or- 
der down to the present time. 

Seventh Generation. — Dr, Vine Elderkin, born Jan. 
5tli, 1797- 

Nancy Norton, born Sept. 17th, 1793. Married March 
30th, 1826. 

Vine Elderkin, M. D., died at Ashville, Chautauqua 
County, N. Y., Sept. 24th, 1S64. 

Nancy Elderkin died at Ashville, N. Y., Jata. 2d, iSSo, 
86 years old. 


The Doctor was born in Geneseo, N. Y., and graduated 
in the medical department of Yale College in 1821, a physi- 
cian and surgeon, and commenced practice in Manlius, N. 
Y., whence he moved, in 1822, to a place in Chautauqua 
County, afterward named by his suggestion, Ashville. He 
was a clear-minded, keen-sighted man ; a good judge of char- 
acter ; • a thorough and successful practitioner ; a law-abid- 
ing citizen and an honest man. He and his wife were mem- 
bers of the Congregational Church. Nancy was the daugh- 
ter of Samuel Norton, of Berlin, Conn., and Phebe Edwards, 
of Meriden, Conn. She was a very kind, industrious, eco- 
nomical woman, and brought to her husband $[ 2,000 from 
her father's estate. 

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1 Harriet N. 

2 Hiram. 

3 Mary E. 

4 Jane H. 

3 Maria M. 
6 Henrv. 

June 24, 1S27. 
Feb. 8, 1829. 
Mar. 4, 1831. 
July 27, 1833. 
Sept. 24, 1S35. 
Oct. 16, 18^7. 

Wickham Hetfield. 
Loretta Shanip 

Oct. 25, 1S63. 
Jan. 30, 1870. 

Sept. 17, 1850 
Sept. 15, 1855 

(Address, Harmony, Chautauqua Count}', N. Y.) 

The three Hving daughters of Dr. Vine and Nancy 
Elderkin reside at the present time, in the old brick man- 
sion of their parents at Ashville. The}' are educated and 
noted for their financial ability. 

Jane Heart Elderkin married Wickham Hetfield, Oct." 
25th, 1863. They are members of the M. E. Church. They 
own and run two boats on Eake Chautauqua. (Address, 
Harmony, Chautauqua County, N. Y. 


1. Alton Norton Hetfield, born August 4th, 1S64. 

2. Elbert \"ine Hetfield, born April 26th, 1869. 

Henry Elderkin married Eoretta Shamp, Jan. 30th, 1870. 
She is a very mild, amiable, affectionate wife and mother. 
(Address, Watt's Flats, Chautauqua County, N. Y.) 


1. Vernon H., born June 8th, 1878. 

2. Earl E-, born June 15th, 1882. 

Seventh Generation— Julia Stauiford Elderkin, born 
June 17th, 1805. 

Dr. Hiram Kellogg, born Sept. 20th, 1802. 

They were married 1825. 


Cnwaloiiv of the Eldci-kiu / aiiii/y. 

He died Dec 27tli, 1878. 

She died April loth, 18S1. 

Dr. Kellogg settled in Ashville, Chautauqua County, N. 
Y., where he engaged in mercantile business, which proved 
unprofitable in so newly settled section of country. He 
bought a farm, but not being accustomed to labor, he stud- 
ied medicine and practiced two years in the State of Lou- 
isiana. Returning home he depended mostly upon his farm 
for a living. He was a man of good principles, and be- 
longed to the M. E. Church. 

Mrs. Kellogg was a good, noble-minded woman. Her 
condition in life was not equal to her talent and genuine ex- 
cellence She bore the principal burden of rearing a large 
family. Was peaceable, industrious, liberal ; firmly at- 
tached to family and friends, and highly respected as a 
Christian woman. 







I Marcia C. 

Feb. 2, 1826. 

Nov. 26, 1841. 

2 Ulisses H. 

May 20, 1828. 

jLizzie Wilson. 

3 Albert. 

June 7, 1830. 
May 26, 1830. 

ist, Phebe Shaver. 
Phebe Shaver. 

May 30, 1S50. 

July 12, 1847. 

2d. Anna Lin. 

Sept. 22, 1870. 

4 Julia Ann. 

July II. 1832. 
Mar. II, 1832. 

Edward Morey. 
Edward Morey. 

Mar. 4, 1S45. 

July 27, 1S77 

5 Hiram C. 

May 21, 1834. 

6 John T. 

Aug. 12, 1836. 

Lucy L. North. 

2, Jane M. Lackerby 

Oct. I, 1S7S. 

7 Susan E. 

July 24, 183S. 

Richard Comestock. 

Dec, 24, 1^63. 

July 5, 1832. 

Richard Comestock. 

Sept. II, 1864. 

8 William E. 

May 5, 1841. 

Died in U. S. A. Ar'y. 

Oct. 27, 1861. 

9 Daniel Dy'r. 

July 9, 1843. 

Died in U.S. A. Ar'y. 

May 31, 1S63, 

10 Lorinda F. 

Mar. iS, 1846. 

Eugene Post. 

Dec. 21, 1867. 

Ulisses Henry Kellogg, M. D., was a man of great eccen- 
tricities of mind and habits, possessing a large share of tal- 
ent badly directed. It is supposed he died in one of our 
Western Territories in 1878, where he was acting as secre- 
tary and sketcher for a corps of U. S. surveyors. He left a 

Genealosry of the Elderkin Family. 


wife and one daughter, Jennie. (Address, Jamestown New 


Jennie Kellogg, born March 

- 1863. 

Rev. Albert Kellogg is a local Methodist minister, now 
residing in Mishawaka, Ind , where he conducts a furniture 
store He has been twice married— first to Phebe Shaver, 
who had five children, second to Anna Lin, who had four 





1 Alexander. 

2 Anna. 

3 Marv. 

4 Frank 

5 Freddie. 

6 Lily Marv. 

7 Ray. 

S Clyde. 

Q Emma Grace 

Oct. 27, 1851. 
Mar. I, 1853. 
May 9, 1857. 
June 24. i860. 
June 4, 1864. 
Aug. 2, 1S73. 
June T3, 1878. 
June 10, 1880. 
Nov. 9. i88r. 

Dec. 24, 1853. 
June 12, 1S63. 

Sept. 29, 1864. 
Sept. 28, 1S74. 
Aug. 28, 1879. 
July 13, 1880. 

The death rate in this faniil}- is remarkable It proba- 
bly arose from an excessive solicitude of the parents for 
their children, inducing them to call in their family physi- 
cian on all occasions of slight attacks of disease. 

Julia Ann Kellogg was a large, fine looking woman with 
light complexion, blue eyes, a clear mind, and kind disposi- 
tion. Edward M. Morey is a stone ma.son. (Address Watts 
Flats, Chautauqua County, N. Y. ) 







1 Ann Vernetla 

2 Alice L. 
301ive Lovina 

Oct. II, 1850. 

May 15, 1S53. H. H. Slaylcn. 

July 17. 1863. 1 Geo. Chapman. 

Oct. 15, 1S55. 

Alice Iv Morey was born May 15th, 1853. 


Genealogy of the Eldrrkin Family. 

Herman H. Slayton, born Jan. 6th, 1858. 
Married, Oct. 29th, 1879. 

(Address, Watts Flats, Chautauqua County, N. Y-) 
th::ir children t:c.\th generation'. 



mai;r:kd to. ; datk or mar. 

1 Sirah L. 

2 Minnie F. 
5 Edward A. 

Oct. s. i&^o- 
May 27, 1882. 
Dec. I, iRS;. 

Olive Lovina Morey married George Chapman, Dec. 
loth, 1882. Olive L, born July 17th, 1853. Gsorge F. 
Chapman, born Dec. 20th, 1856. They have one child, 
Albert Eugene, born Feb. loth, 1885. 

Hiram Clinton Kellogg, born May 21st, 1S34. He is a 
carpenter and joiner, and resides at Forest, Hardin County, 
Ohio. He married a widow, who has a son and daughter 
by her first husband. 

John T. Kellogg, of Toledo, Ohio, born Aug. 12th, 1S36, 
in the town of Harmony, Chautauqua County, N. Y. He 
went to Toledo in 1855, where he married I^ucy ly. North, 
with whom he lived till 1S75. They had one child. In 
1 86 1 he enlisted in the Sixth Michigan Infantry, where 
he held the rank of Orderly Sergeant of Engineers ; pay $34 
per- month.' with clothing and rations. Served 14 months, 
when he was honorably discharged. Enlisted again in 1864, 
served five months as First lyieutenant in Co. H, 138th In- 
diana Volunteers ; and was honorably discharged. October 
ist, 1878, he married Jane M. lyackerb}^ a widowed lady, 
born and educated at Alston, England. She came to Toledo 
to visit her brother, George Milburn, then President of the 
Milburn Wagon Company. Mr. Kellogg spent many years 
as foreman or contractor of some manufacturing compah}'. 
He is now in business of his own, keeping an extensive 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 


Liven-, Boarding and Sale- Stable in Toledo, Ohio. He has 
a fine residence, a large, four-gabled brick bani, and a brick 
mercantile block, and is in prosperous circumstances. 


\Vm. A. Kellogg. 

Susan E. Kellogg, bom July 24th, 1838. 

Richard Comestock, born July 5th, 1832. 

They were married, 1852. 

Susan, died Dec. 24tli, 1S63. 

Richard, died Sept. nth, 1S64. 






1 Emmet L. 

2 Merit A. 

3 Albert W. 

Oct. 2, 1SS4. 
Feb. 19, 1S58. 
Mav 6th. iS6r. 

Emma B. Hadley. 
Marj- E. Jenner. 


Sept. I, 1874. 1 
July 4, 18S0. 1 

Susan E. Comestock wa.s an amiable woman, whose vir- 
tues and good qualities were man}-. She was dearly beloved 
by relatives and acquaintances. Mr. Comestock was a 
farmer, and an industrious, honest man. 

Emmet E- Comestock, boni Oct. 2d, 1S54. 
Emma B. Hadley, bom June 23d, 1859. 
Married, Sept., 1874. 
(Address, Protection, Erie County, N. Y.) 


Emerson B., bom Nov. 8th, 1875. 
Merit A. Comestock, born Feb. 19th, 1858. 
Mar\- Eliza Jenner, bom Feb. 15th, i860. 
Married, July 4th, 1880. 


Genealogy of the Eldcrkin Family. 


1. Albert Wilber, born July 2d, 1881. 

2. Charley David, born April loth, 1883. 

3. Florence Inis, born May igtli, 1885. 

Merit A. Comestock is a man of good habits, and has a 
pleasant lady for his wife. He is a manufacturer of cabinet 
furniture at Watts Flats, Chautauqua County, N. Y. 

Seventh Generation. — Zuba Elderkin, daughter of 
Bela and Susan Elderkin, was born in Nunda, Livingston 
Covmty, N. Y., Oct. loth, 1807. 

John Fleming, Esq., born 1804. 

The}' were married, 1822. Afterwards she had three 
other husbands. 





1 H.J. Fleming 

2 B. Fleming. 

3 N H.P'leming 

4 C Harrington 

5 Ira Campbell 

6 Jos. Campbell 

7 Flora Allen. 

May 7. 



Nancy Hoag. 
Rachel Walleston. 
John J. Main. 

John Roberts. 

After parting with her first husband, she kept house for 
her father a number of years. She was industrious, and had 
some talent, but was a poor judge of the qualities of men. 
Her first husband was the best of the four. She died in 
Warren County, Pa., in 1867. 

Hiram J. Fleming, born 1S23. 

Nancy Hoag, born 1835. 

Were married, 1854. 







1 Millard F. 

2 Wallace. 

3 Thomas. 

4 Walker. 
3 Ralph. 


June. TS67. 

Ella Pyles. 
Aggie Broadwick. 

May, 18S1. 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Of this family, Millard has no children ; Wallace has 
three. He married a lady in Illinois eighteen years old. 
Thomas has two children. His wife was years 
old when married. Hiram J. Fleming is a farmer and 
doctor, height, five feet, ten inches ; weight, 170 pounds. 
His family were raised in Warren County, Pa., whence 
they removed in 18S0 to Kansas, where they now reside. 
The children are quite intellectual and energetic. 

Buel Fleming, born in Forest County, Pa., 1825. 

Mrs Rachel (Tuttle^ Wallcston, bom May 7th, 1850. 

Married, 1854. 


1. Lafaj-ette, born 1855. 

2. George, born i860. 

3. Eleanor I., born 1862. 

The}' lost two or three children, whose names are not 
known. Mrs. Rachel Fleming, while living with her first 
husband, had one son, Ebenezer Walleston, who is mar- 
ried and now lives in Bradford, McKean County, Pa. Buel 
Fleming and his wife Rachel, being incompatible in their 
organization, parted in 1869, she leaving him in Illinois, re- 
turned to Warren County, Pa., bringing her youngest child, 
Eleanor Irene, with her. After obtaining a bill of divorce, 
Mr. Fleming married a second wife, and has one son, bom 
1877. Mr. Fleming is a tall, fine looking man. 

Eleanor Irene Fleming, born 1863. 

John Hunter, bom 1859. 

Married, 1880. 

(Address, Fagundus, Warren County, Pa.) 


1. Edith Gertrude, born 1881. 

2. Carl, born March, 1883. 

3. George, born 1884. 


Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Mr. John Hunter is a fine looking man, works at lumber- 
ing, is of a kind disposition, and highly respected as a cit- 

Eleanor is tall, slim and full of mental activity and mirth. 

Nancy H. Fleming, born in Forest County, Pa., May 
7th, 1830. 

John J. Main, 1:)orn in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., June 
20th, 1 8 20. 

Married, Oct. 1S53. 

(Address, Grand Valley, Eldred Township, Warren 
County, Pa.) 

Mr. Main died, Nov. 19th, 1878. 







1 Lewillin B. 

2 Florence L- 

3 Flora Belle. 

4 Lafavette M. 

Dec, 1S55. 
July 3, 185S. 
March 3, 1S60. 

May 29, 1867. 

1 Geo.T. Flood. 

2 James F. Brush. 

May 2, 1S77. 
Jan. 2, 1884. 


John J. Main was a farmer and a life-long Democrat. 
During the wild oil land speculation he contracted his farm 
for $18,000, but before payment the war clo.sed, a terrible 
flood came, bridges and telegraph wires were swept away, 
and the mania of the wildest ///rw^ in a game of chance that 
the world ever knew came to an end in a daj- ; so he lost the 
golden prize. 

Nancy is a remarkable woman in many good works. Her 
disposition is mild, her industry untiring, her work never 
ending and her patience equal to any emergencj^ She was 
unequally yoked, and carried an unequal share of the cares 
and burdens of life. 

Flora B. Main, born in the year i860, in Eldred Town- 
.ship, Warren Count)-, Pa., was married May 2d, 1877, to 

Cenealogy of the Elderkifi Family. cj 

George T. Flood. She had one child by this marriage, 
Pearl Victoria, born Oct. 22d, 187S. She wa.s married again 
Jan. 2d, 1884, to Jame-s F., at Grand Valley, Pa., by 
Rev. W. H. Childs, according to the rules of the U. B. 
Church. James F. was born in the year 1S54. He is 
six feet tall, and weighs from 171 to 191 pounds. He is good 
looking and well educated, is a bricklayer, kalsominer and 
paper-hanger by trade. His people are uncommonly good 
looking and high-tempered. James and Flora had one child, 
a little daughter, born April 9th, 1885, Dollie Lin, by 
name. Both of Flora's children are stout built, with light 
complexion, light hair, blue eyes and ro.S}- cheeks. The}- 
are bright, handsome children. 

Charles Harrington, Jr., born, 1833. 

He ser\'ed his country- in the War of the Rebellion. He 
bought and cleared up a farm in Warren County, Pa., re- 
moved to Michigan where he purchased a farm and remained 
two or three years, when he sold out and started for Texas. 
When crossing the State of Arkansas he was robbed and 
r>iurdered. He was a bachelor. 

Ira Campbell, of Butler County, Pa , is one of two sons of 
David Campbell by his wife Zuba. At last accounts he 
owned a coal-mine in Butler countv. He is a nice lookina: 
man, was married and had one .son. 

Ira's brother died in the United States army in the War 
of the Rebellion. 

Flora Allen, born about 1852. 
John Roberts, born about 1840. 

They were married, and live near Chautauqua Lake, 
State of New York. 

Clarissa Mary Elderkin, daughter of Bela and Susan 
Elderkin, was born in Xunda, Livingston County, X. Y., 
February 5th, 18 10. 


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Philip H. Siverly, Esq., boru September 3d, 1803. 
They were married May 5th, 1831. 
She died December 28th, 1884. 
(Address, Olney P. O., Philadelphia, Pa.) 







1 Walter. 

2 Emily. 

3 Albert. 

4 Caroline. 

5 Sarah. 

6 Hamilton. 

Jan. 2q, 1832. 
Aug. 29. 1S34. 
June 25, 1S36. 
May 19, 183S. 
Dec. 29, 1S41. 
Mar. 12, 1H45. 

Lucy L- Dimoud. 

J. W. Mclntire. 
J. W. Gardner. 

Dec. 8, 1870. 

Jan. 5, 1S60. 
Dec. 24, 1863. 

May 8, 1837. 
May 30. 1853. 

p. H. Siverly's father was of German descent. He was 
well educated, and possessed more than ordinary talent. He 
was one of the pioneer settlers of the Allegheny river, and 
located at the place now called Siverlyville, where he 
performed the several duties of farmer, teacher, and Justice 
of the Peace. He raised eight children, four sons and as 
many daughters. Thej^ were an intellectual family. All 
the members of thi.s family, parents, children and grandchil- 
dren moved to Iowa about 1838, except P. H. Siverly, who 
located on the old homestead near Oil City. Here he 
officiated as Justice of the Peace and Recruiting Officer during 
the War of the Rebellion. He was extensively known as a 
politician. His friendship, affability, and generosity were 
appreciated by a large circle of acquaintances. At the time 
of the great oil land excitement, he sold a portion of his farm 
for $100,000, and moved to Philadelphia where he now lives 
at the advanced age of 83 years, retaining his physical and 
mental powers in a remarkable degree. 

Clarissa Mary, his wife, was noted for her industry, fam- 
ily government, unwavering adherence to religion, and 
moral rectitude ; and all the attributes of womanly graces 
that adorn, embellish and dignify a wife, and qualifj^ a 

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mother to instill into the minds of her children the elements 
of true greatness and goodness. The result of her maternal 
"discipline and moral example is fully exemplified in the 
character and rank of her family. 

Walter Siverl}', born Januarj^ 29th, 1832. 

Lucy L,. Dimond, born November i8th, 1841. 

Married December 8th, 1870. 

(Address, Archie P. O., Venango County, Pa.) 

They have no children. Walter Siverly is one of the 
noted mathematicians of America. He has solved and dem- 
onstrated 35 problems hitherto unknown to the world. He 
has figured largely in petroleum oil and is now a member of 
the Oil Exchange at Oil City. His industry, integrity and 
gentlemanly bearings command the respect of all who know 
him. Mrs. Siverly is worthy of just such a husband. 

Emily Siverly is a worthy maiden lady residing with her 
sister at Siverlyville. She is alike ornamental and useful in 
every department of life. 

(Address, Archie P. O , Venango County, Pa.) 
Caroline Siverly, born May 19th, 1S38. 
J. Watson Mclntire, born September 8th, 1838. 
Married January 5th, i860. 



1 Blanche. 

2 Ida May. 


Mar. 3, 1861. 
Nov. 12, 1862. 

D. R. Harper, Jr. 


Oct. 30, 1883. 


John Watson Mclntire died February 12th, 1863. He 
was a very energetic merchant during his .short business 
life. Mrs. Mclntire is a lady of education, refinement and 


Genealogy of the Eldcrkin Family. 

(Address, Olney P. O., Philadelphia, Pa.) 

Blanche Mclntirc, born March 3d, 1S61. 

D. R. Harper, Jr., born January 28th, 1S56 

The Harper family is too well known to require any de- 
scription in this work. As publi.shers they have a world- 
wide fame. Mrs. Harper is well educated and moves in the 
fashionable circles of Philadelphia. 

Bu.siness address, 610 Chestnut vStreet, Philadelphia. 
Residence at Ridley Park. 

Miss Ida May Mclntire, born November 12th, 1862. 

She is her uncle's idea of a model woman, in height, size, 
form, and mental endowments. Always active, healthy and 
helpful toward advancing any good purpose ; .she is destined 
to smooth up the rough and broken .spots in her path of life, 
and cast a glow^ of sunshine upon the dark shadows of the 

(Addre-ss, Olney P. O., Philadelphia, Pa.) 

Sarah Siverly, born December 29th, 1841. 

J. Wesley Gardner, born March 14th, 1842. 

Married, December 24th, 1863. 

(Address, Archie P. O., Venango County, Pa.) 







1 Harry H. 

2 Maud. 

3 Grace. 

4 Florence L. 

Sept. II, 1S64. 
Aug. 2, 1S6S. 
Feb. 13, 1873. 
July 19, 1883. 

John Weslc}' Gardner is an active business man, having 
operated largely in the production of petroleum, as well as 
in the coal and lumber trade. He is now engaged in the 

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mercantile business at Oil City, Pa., where he is a partner 
in an extensive lumber yard. He is, in the strictest sense, a 
gentleman at home and abroad. Mrs. Gardner has a large 
share of all the good qualities of both her father and mother. 

Phineas B. Elderkin, son of Bela and Susan Elderkin, 
born February 22, 1S12. 

Mariah Noble, born December 20, 1820. 

Married, July, 1835. 

Mariah died July iq, 1868. 






I Susan. 

Oct. 2, 1839. 

Died in infancy. 

2 Loreiia. 

June 28, 1S42. 

.lohn Brown. 

Had 5 children. 

3 Andrew. 

Sept. 16, 1844. 

Flora A. Scott. 

Wounded in arm v. 

4 Edward. 

July I, 1S47. 

Died in U. S. Armv. 

5 Maritta. 

Apr. 20, 1849. 

John Vansise. 

Had 7 children. 

b Mariah. 

June 25, 1851. 

George Swift. 

Had s children. 

7 Viletta. 

Nov- I7> i*^5rv 

EphraiinS. Rock well 

Lives at Cambridge, Pa. 

8 Hiram. 

Oct. 2=;, tSs8 


Lives in Minnesota. 

Phineas Bates Elderkin and his family are farmers. All 
but one reside in Crawford Count}-, Pa. 

John B. Elderkin, son of Bela and Susan Elderkin, born 
October 13, 1814. 

Mary Wallaston, born August 3, 181 1. 

Married February 25, 1836 

Mary Elderkin died November 12, i858. 

John B. Elderkin married Orilla King, April 20, 1871, 

(Address, Grand Valley, Warren County. Pa.) 


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1 James W. 

2 Samuel C. 

3 Jane H. 

4 Oliver C. 

5 PhebeS. 

6 John B., Jr. 

7 George B. 

8 Marv E. 

9 Garrett D. 
10 Susan A. 

Dec. 23, 1S36. 
Aug. 23, 183S. 
Apr. 26, 1S40. 
Apr. II, 1842. 
Aug. 24, 1S44. 
Aug. 18, 1846. 
Aug, 18, 1846. 
Mar. 19, 1849. 
Apr. 28, 1851. 
June 16. 1854. 

Josina Stanton. 
H. Houghtaling. 
John Franklin. 
Emma Johnson. 
Thomas Smith. 

In the 

Geo. Peas. 
Martha Buchanan. 
J. Vosburg. 

July 3, 1S65. 
Apr. 24, 1S64. 
Jan. 2, 1853. 

Union Army 

Jan. 27, 1865. 
Dec. 1879. 

Aug. 2, 1S64. 
Aug. 15, 1847 

John Bela Elderkin is a farmer. About the beginning of 
the War of the Rebellion he built a lumber mill, and ran it 
during the great oil excitement at Titusville, and till the 
death of his wife in 1868. His children are all farmers. 

James W. Elderkin, born December 23, 1836. 

Josina Stanton, born May 12, 1844. 

Married July 3, 1865. 

(Address, Ackley Station, Warren County, Pa.) 







1 Elbert L. 

2 G'enni C. 

March ii, iS66. 
March 17. 1877. 

James W. Elderkin is an industrious, thrifty farmer. He 
is very pleasant and agreeable in his manners. 

Samuel C. Elderkin, born August 23, 1838. 
Harriet Houghtaling, born March 10, 1846. 
Married April 24, 1864. 
f Address, Grand Valley, Warren County, Pa.) 

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XAMi;.«. DORS. 



1 Lilian D. Sept. 5. 1S6.S. 

2 Minnie A. June 17, 186S. 

3 John A. July 24, 1S70. 

4 Emma G. fulv 30, 1.S78. 

5 Clinton. 1 Feli i. iSS4. 

Samuel has a family of bright children ; his own health 
has been poor most of his life. Disposition kind and gen- 

Jane H. Elderkin married John Franklin. They had two 
children, Walter and Flora. 

Oliver C. Elderkin, born April ii, 1842. 

Emma Johnson, born 


(Address, Bonair, Howard County, Iowa.) 

They have one beautiful little daughter. Oliver is a 
great worker, and has earned mone}- enough in the oil dis- 
trict of Pennsj-lvania to make him rich, but he lacks the 
faculty or desire to keep it. His motto is " but one life to 
live ; live it as you go." 

Phebe S. Elderkin, born August 24, 1844. 

Thomas Smith, born February 29, 1848. 

Married September 8, 1877. 

(Address, Grgnd \'alley, W-Trrcn County, Fa.) 



1 Albert Ward.l Sept. 20, 1S78. 

2 Evie. I Dec. \\, iSSo. 

3 Rnm -Wnp. ! Mav S. 18S3. 

:.i.-\rrii:d to. 

n.\Tic HF .MAi: 

!-<. 4 

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These children arc bright, intellectual, well developed 
and handsome. 

Garret Demill Elderkin, born April 2S, 1851. An orderly, 
energetic, thrifty farmer. 

Martha Buchanan, born 1861. 

Married December, 1879. 

(Address, Bonair, Howard County, Iowa.) 

Mary Elizabeth Elderkin, born March 19, 1849. 

George Peas, born . 

Married January 27, 1865. 

(Address, Fredericks, Chickasaw County, Iowa.) 


I. Cora. 2d. John. 3. Edward. 

Susan Alzina Elderkin, born June 16, 1854. 

Jerry Vosburg, born . 

Married . 

'Mr. Vosburg died in 1878. 

They had no children. Mrs. Vosburg is a very amiable 
lady. In 1886 she married Albert McKee, and lives now at 
Friendship, N. Y. They have one son. 

Dyer White Elderkin, son of Bela and Susan Elderkin, 
born April 9. 181 7- 

Cornelia Walker, born July 17, 1823. 
Eois King, born August 31, 1830. 
Cornelia W. Elderkin, died June 27, 1854. 
Married to Cornelia Walker, July 27, 1842. 
Married to Eois King, 22, 1854. 
(Address, Spartansburg, Crawford County, Pa.) 

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I Mary Jane. 

April 27, 1843. 

Francis Dond. 

Jan. 23, i860. 

Oct. 28, 1867. 

2 Sarah F. 

Nov. 23, 1S4S. 

Rollin C. Clark. 

May 3, 1866. 

3 Emily C. 

June 21, 1S47. 

L. L. Deniing 

July I, 1872. 

4 KUen A. 

April 23, 1849. 

C. L- Deming. 

May 12, 1874. 

5 Walker W. 

July 31. 1851. 

Marv J. Stanton. 

Oct. 16, 1877. 

6 Ward King. 

July 27, 1S55. 

Mary E. Shute. 

July 6, 1876. 

7 Ida Ivois. 

Aug. iS, 1857. 

Murray H. Warren. 

Aug. II, 1877. 

S Rhoda C. 

Feb. 6, iSs9. 

Z. T. Whitehill. 

Feb. 14, 1878 

9 Flora B. 

Oct. 5, i860. 

10 Minnie B. 

Dec. 19, 1S62. 

Milton D. Stone. 

Sept. 8, 1886. 

I Dver W. 

Sept. 12. 1S64. 

Dyer W. Elderkin is the eighth child of Bela and Susan 
Elderkin. He was born in Nunda, Eivingston County, 
N. Y., April 9, 1S17. When he was two years old his parents 
moved to Tionesta, Venango County, Pa., where the lum- 
bering business was the principal employment of the family 
for fifteen years. When he was but nine years old, his mother 
died, leaving six children at home, of whom Mary was the 
eldest, and Stephen W., an infant seven days old. That no- 
ble-hearted sister cared for the family seven years, when she 
married P. H. Siverly and took her j-oung brother with her 
to her own home. 

Dyer W., when a boy, was prompt, fearless, truthful 
and observing. He was called by the neighbors both 
"Deacon" and "Colonel." 

After contesting the title to a tract of land three years, 
Bela Elderkin was beaten and lost his home, with a heavy 
bill of costs, at Tionesta. In 1834 the remnant of the family 
moved to a farm near Ashville, Chautauqua County, N. Y., 
which had been purchased while in the lumber woods. Dyer 
W. soon became noted for his rapid acquisition of scientific 
knowledge. While taking his academical course at James- 
town, N. Y., on the stage and in the lyceum, he was both 
envied and admired. On the i8th day of August, 1S40, he 

Genealogy of llie Ehlerk'ui Juuiii/y. 

was appointed Captain in the i62d Regiment of Infantry, of 
the State of New York, under Wm. H. Seward. He found 
his company on the extreme right of the Regiment ; but 
after two years' drill was promoted to No. 2 in the Regi- 
ment. He was well adapted to command ; height, five feet, 
ten inches, with a clear, strong voice and patriotic spirit, in- 
herited from the fathers of the Revolution ; a strong, electric 
brain battery, coupled with a tendency to speech-making, 
gave to him an unlimited control over his company. In 
September, 1840, he commenced the study of law in the 
office of Judge Marvin. During the last four months in 
school he had studied fifteen hours a day, which impaired his 
health and led to a consumptive condition. He left the office 
and took lodging with his eldest brother. Dr. Vine Elderkin, 
who, with counsel, treated him, and finally decided the case 
hopeless. He went home to his father's expecting to die 
soon. A very trifling observation suggested to his mind a 
method of treatment which rapidly restored health again ; 
and introduced a train of thought which, in ^ riper years, re- 
sulted in the development of his new theory of consumption, 
" Its Origin, Progress and Cure." His natural diathesis, 
being opposed to a sedentary life, led him into the more ac- 
tive pursuits of the people of that period, when our countr}^ 
was mostly a forest, and its industry principally clearing 
land. He bought and partly cleared four different farms ; 
then engaged in mercantile business four years ; then manu- 
factured scythe snaths three years ; then planned and car- 
ried through a land lottery scheme. He taught school in 
the States of New York, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. 
While teaching a class in Astronomy in the South, he dis- 
covered the origin, uses and ends of Comets and Planets, 
and the eternal perpetuity of the stars which are all suns. 
In 1854, while residing at Columbus, Warren County, Pa., 
he was elected Justice of the Peace and commissioned by 

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Wm. Bigler, Governor. He resumed the study of law 
at the same time. He officiated as Justice of the Peace four 
years, when he bought a farm joining the borough of Spar- 
tansburg, where he has resided to the present time, farming 
and practicing law alternately, as business presented itself. 
Born a Whig, and being a great lover of human rights, he 
assisted in organizing the Republican party and was very 
active in sustaining the Government during the Rebellion. 
Science has always predominated over finances in his organ- 
ization, creating a desire for original research. He read 
Dwight's Theology- and studied the scriptures carefully. He 
read medicine incidentally all along the early part of his life, 
and at the age of fiftj^-three, procured a small medical 
library, w^hich he read at intervals for ten ^-ears, for the pur- 
pose of knowing how much that valuable profession knows, 
and how much remains unknown. He has often been heard 
to express surprise that with all the ignorance and disad- 
vantages of our ancestors — with their continued habit of be- 
ing repeater^, they ever brought so much light out of total 
darkness as they did. Second. With all the advantages of 
the glowing light of science shining upon the pathway of our 
contemporaries, the development of truth is so slow. Phil- 
osophy, Astronomy and Nature, in their causes and effects, 
have furnished themes of pleasing research for his hours of 
leisure. A few of his original theories on different subjects 
are submitted to the readers in the last part of this book. 

He was first married at the age of twenty-five years to 
Cornelia Walker, with whom he lived twelve years, and they 
had five children. Second marriage to Lois King, who has 
six children. The first wife was five feet, one inch in height, 
and weighed one hundred and ten pounds. She was edu- 
cated and possessed an amiable disposition, a keen, pene- 
trating mind, extraordinar}- memon,-, and a remarkable par- 
ental government. She never spoke an angry word during 

6if Gcjicalogy of tlic lUdcrkin Pa mil y. 

her married life. She was too frail and too good to remain 
long in this world. vShe left four little daughters and one 
son to be cared for by the unknown ' ' Ma. ' ' that might take 
her place. 

The second wife is five feet, seven inches in height, and at 
the time of marriage weighed i So pounds. Has been strong, 
healthy and energetic in labor and business. She is highly 
esteemed by all her acquaintances ; and has demonstrated 
the great problem : ' ' Can a step-mother be as kind to step- 
children as to her own?" How gratifying the memory of those 
years of kindness must be to her, when those happy children 
return on a visit to the old home, always bringing to " Ma." 
rich presents as tokens of love and respect. Her own chil- 
dren are not behind in their manifestations of love and es- 

Mary Jane Elderkin, born April 27, 1S43. 
Francis Doud, born April 5, 1839. 
Married January 23, 1S60. 
Mary J. Doud died October 28, 1867. 
Francis Doud died October 18, 1877. 


1. James Freemont, born September 10. 1861. Died 
November 4, 1875. 

2. Velma Grace, born November 21, 1864. 

Mary J. Doud, in her mental qualities and characterist- 
ics, as well as in size and height, resembled her mother very 

Francis Doud was a man of more than ordinary business 
talent He married a second wife by whom he had three 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 6^ 

Miss Velma Grace Doud resides with her great uncle, 
Wm. Walker, who raised and educated her. Her opportu- 
nities have been excellent, and she has improved them to 
her advantage. She is a successful teacher at the present 

(Address, Bear Lake, Warren County, Pa.) 

Sarah Francis Elderkin, born November 24, 1845. 

Rollin C. Clark, born October 15, 1837. 

Married May 3, 1866. 

Rollin C. Clark died January 30, 1884. 

(Her present address is Mrs. Fannie S. Clark, No. 108 
Columbia Street, West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y.) 


Rollie Marie, Born August 12, 1875. 

Rollin C. Clark was raised in the vicinity of Titusville, 
Pa. When oil was first discovered he engaged in specula- 
tions in that product, and soon accumulated Sio oco, which 
he invested in a drug store at Titusville. He compounded 
and manufactured the medicine known as " Clark's Anti- 
Bilious Compound," in company with his brother, C. S. 
Clark. He was well known in the business circles of Cleve- 
land, O. He engaged, in company with Murray H. Warren, 
in oil-producing and refining in the Bradford oil field, 
where, by his business reputation and the energy of his part- 
ner, the}^ were financially successful. 

At the time of Mr. Clark's death the company owned one 
of the finest oil refining works in the United States, located 
at Corry, Erie County, Pa , with a branch at Baltimore. 

Sarah Frances, alias Fannie S. Clark, was born at Bear 
Lake, Warren County, Pa., immediately after the return of 

66 Genealogy of (lie Elkerkin Faviily. 

her parents from Kentucky. She was a brilliant young 
lad3% with high aspirations, and a restless, roving disposi- 
tion. Mr. Clark's means were ample and she was gratified 
with every desire for accomplishments and traveling. She 
spent one year in the Elocution School of Boston, where she 
became an excellent sensational speaker. She practiced 
upon the stage in the city of New York one year, and took 
lessons in music in Cleveland several years. She visited all 
the places of notoriety in the United States. Finallj^ her 
nervous sj-stem yielded to her overwrought efforts, and she 
sought retirement at her home on Staten Island. Her 
daughter RoUie is with her ; a nice little girl. 

Emily Caroline Elderkin, born June 21, 1847. 

Eoton E. Deming, born April 17, 1825. 

Married July i, 1872. 

(Address, Charleston, Franklin County, Arkansas.) 


Maud Uphema, born July 28, 1873. 

Eoton E- Deming has a son by a former wife, Charles E. 
Deming. At one time he owned a large ranche in Califor- 
nia. Afterward lumbered, and manufactured doors, blinds, 
etc., in Pennsylvania. He lost most of his property in the 
hard times which followed the war. His occupation is now 
farming and stock-breeding. 

Emily C. Deming used to teach school. In music, she 
is an extra vocalist. She is a fine artiste. Maud is a bright 
little girl. 

Ellen Amelia Elderkin, born April 23, 1849. 

Charles E. Deming, born December 24, 1850. 

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Married May 12, 1874. 

(Address, Rocklio, Placer County, Cal.) 


1. Claire Winfield, l)orn June 16, 1S76. 

2. Lenox Edwin, born July iS, 1879. 

3. lyillian Amelia, born July 19, 1881. Died April 
15, 1885. 

Charles L. Deming is a kind and patient husband and 
father. He graduated at the Commercial College at Erie, 
Pa. He is a natural mechanic, an engineer, and can run 
and repair any kind of machinery . 

Ellen A. Deming is smart and quick, a good conversa- 
tionalist, attends church regularly, and always teaches a 
class in Sunday School. She is neat, tidy, and an excellent 

Walker White Elderkin, born July 31, 1851. 

Mar}^ Jane Stanton, born July 7, 1S61. 

Married, October 16, 1877. 

(Address, Nos. 271 and 273 Frank.'.town Avenue, East 
End, Pittsburgh, Pa. 


1. Goldie Florence, born March 7, 1879. 

2. Mable Cornelia, born June 8, 18S2. 

3 Mary Jane, born September 5, 1884. 

W. W. Elderkin was born in Columbus, Warren County, 
Pa., while his father was engaged in mercantile business. 
At the age of six years he displayed the tendencies of his 

6S Cciicalogv of tlic FJdcrkin Faiiiily. 

mind by trafficking with his schoohnates. At fourteen he took 
a span of fine horses from Oil City to Philadelphia, a dis- 
tance of four hundred miles. When seventeen, during the 
great oil excitement in Western Pennsylvania, he butchered 
and sold meat, poultry, butter, etc., in Titusville, clearing 
$i,ooo. At twenty he opened a hardware store in Spar- 
tansburg, where he did a successful business for three years. 
Thinking the place too small for his aspirations, he .sold out 
and went West — as far as Dakota. Here he remained one year. 
Finding the population too sparse, it seemed like keeping 
hotel in the woods, so he bought a farm, for luck, and re- 
turned to the oil region, where he engaged in the grocery 
business at Edenburg. He remained at this town three 
years, till the floating population drifted to Bradford, when 
he sought a more stable class of customers at his present 
location in Pittsburgh. He is a success, .socially and finan- 
cially. His integrit}', honesty and energy are the corner- 
stone of his prosperity. His attachment to home, famih* 
and friends is very strong. 

Mary, his wife, is an excellent woman, a descendant of 
one of our noted families. 

Ward King Elderkin, M. D., born July 27, 1855. 

Mary Elizabeth Shute, born 

Married July 6, 1876. 

(Address, Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, N. Y.) 


Dimonda Susabelle, born May 5, 1880. 

Dr. Ward K. Elderkin, in his early boyhood, indicated the 
tendency of his mind by making bread pills and preparing 
vials of berry juice, with which he acted the part of doctor at 

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the children's play-houses. He graduated at the Eclectic 
Medical Institute of Cincinnati in 1881, with the honors of 
Physician and Surgeon. He immediately entered his field of 
practice at Riceville, where he had a liberal .share of the 
town and country patronage. His superior success in the 
healing art demonstrates the importance of adapting organ- 
ization to bvisiness. He is a deep thinker and a close rea- 
soner ; di.scards all ostentatious display, and .seeks success 
only through genuine merit. 

Mary E- Elderkin is an lady of active mind and 
remarkable memory, parents reside in Cleveland, 

Ida Lois Elderkin, born August 18, 1S57. 

Murray H. Warren, born September 27, 1S54. 

Married August 11, 1877. 

(Address, Corry, Erie County, Pa.) 


1. Laura Blanche, born July 3, 1881. 

2. Murray Heller, born January 25, 1883. 

Murray H. Warren is a descendant of a well known fam- 
ily, who are prominent in the military, political and medical 
history of the United States. Partaking of the spirit of his 
ancestors, he is fearless and daring amidst dangers, prolific 
in resources in great emergencies, far-seeing in the possible 
events of the future, and commanding in his deportment. 
A first-class financier, his generosity extends almost to pro- 

A gentleman in business and demeanor, he can conduct a 
difficult or dangerou-s with more skill and certainty 

JO Genealogy of the Elderkiu Faviily. 

than most operators. He is now President of the Pennsylva- 
nia Oil Company, Liniited, of New York City and Chicago, 
which company was organized as a medium of distribution 
for Clark & Warren's oils. Mr. Warren oversees the entire 
business, and has immediate charge of the refining works 
located at Corry and Baltimore. 

Mrs. Warren is a woman of firm characteristics ; height, 
five feet, five inches ; weight, 156 pounds, with fine form 
and face, well adapted to her sphere in life. 

Rhoda Cornelia Elderkin, born February 6, ICS59. 

Z. T. Whitehill, born July iS, 1S51. 

Married, February 14, 1878. 

(Address, Knox P. O., Clarion County, Pa.) 


1. Minno Pearl, born June 29, 1879. 

2. Charles Freemont, born January 16, 1881. 

Zachera T. Whitehill was born and reared at Edenburgh, 
Clarion Count}^ Pa. He is six feet, two inches in height, 
fine looking, and of a commanding appearance. Has been 
engaged in oil producing since arriving at his majorit}-. He 
has shared the vicissitudes of fortune common to oil pro- 
ducers. When fortune smiles he cannot retire ; when mis- 
fortune casts its dark shadow around, he sees no route to 
eminence so short as a gushing well. So he continues in 
the same business. 

Mrs. Rhoda C. Whitehill combines all the qualities and 
virtues that con.stitute a genuine lad}-. Height, five feet, 
three inches ; weight, 136 pounds ; features regular, plump 
and fine looking ; disposition, kind. 

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Miss Flora Belinda Elderkin, born October 5, i860. 

(Address, Spartansburg, Crawford County, Pa.) 

Her fashionable taste, style and order excel in ever}'- 
thingshe does. Height, five feet, three inches ; weight, 126 
pounds ; fair looking ; light complexion and brown hair. 

Minnie Belle Elderkin, born December 19, 1S62. 

Milton D. Stone, born — ^, 

Married September 8, 18S6. 

(Address, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, X. Y.) 

Mrs. Minnie B. Stone is five feet, five inches in height, and 
weighs 150 pounds. Is strong, energetic and self relying. 
She expresses her opinions frankly. She can be relied on in 
all the vicissitudes of fortune. 

Milton D. Stone is one of Corry's noblest young men ; 
well educated and well bred, he is intellectual moral, ener- 
getic, honest and methodical. His perceptive powers read- 
ily scan surroundings, conditions and results so that he is 
always found on the right side of financial questions. He is 
in the employ of the Chautauqua County National Bank, at 
Jamestown, N. Y., and owns an interest in a large tract of 
timbered land. 

(Address, Spartansburg, Crawford County, Pa.) 

Dyer Webster Elderkin, born September 12, 1864. 

Height, five feet, ten inches ; weight, 170 pounds. He is 
strong, healthy, energetic and honest; is an unceasing worker, 
conducting the affairs of a large farm at the present time. 
Besides the branches of a common school education, he has 


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studied Algebra, Natural Philosophy, Astrononi}- and Phys- 
iology. He is pleasant and affable in his manners, and 
would make a reliable clerk or partner in a heavy mercan- 
tile business. 

Ira Elderkin, son of Bela and Susan Elderkin, born 
March 22, 1S22. 

Phebe Ann Rockwell, born June 26, 1826. 

Married, June 15, 1843. 

Ira Elderkin died April 21, 1873. 







I Alfred W. 

Aug. q, 1S44. 

Killed in the army. 

Sept. 20, '63. 

2 Elizabeth J 

June 24, 1846. 

April 29, '49. 

3 Aiiijeliiie J. 

May 3, l!^47. 

IvOst s husbands I^i 

ves in Texas. 

4 Marv Ann. 

Nov. 19, 1S51. 

May 15, '54. 

5 Harriet E. 

Feb. 12, 1S54. 

1. Eugene Phelps. 

2. Evvd. Bauugrass. 

E. Phelps 

was killed by a 

car in 1S82. 

6 Sarah Jane. 

July igih, 1S56. 

1 Frank Service. 

2 Fred Ecker. 

7 Vina C. 

Aug. 12, 1S62. 

James B. Terry. 

8 Adda Dell. 

Sept. 7, 1864. 


9 Jas. Russel. 

Dec. 1S68. 

Address, Watts Flat 

s, Chautauqua 

Co., N. Y. 

n Georp-e Ira. 

June 20, '64. 

Ira Elderkin was a farmer. He was noted for his phj^s- 
ical strength, agility and musical talent. He was a good 
husband, kind father and faithful friend. His joll}* organi- 
zation was the centre of merriment in all the social circles of 
his acquaintance. 

Phebe Ann Elderkin was a true helpmate, always at her 
post, during her husband's lifetime. She, by her untiring 
energy, rai.sed and educated their minor children after his 

(Address, Watts Flats, Chautauqua County, N. Y. 

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The children of Ira Elderkin are brilliant and mirthful. 
They seek change of place and employment. Angeline con- 
ducted successfuU}' a laundry in Denver, Col. Has now a 
ranch in Texas, at Gainsville, Cook County. Harriet is at 
the same place; also Adda. Their husbands are.engaged in 
raising and feeding stock, \'ina C. Terr^- is the wife of a 
railroad contractor, at Meadville, Crawford County, Pa. 
Jennie Ecker lives at West Flats, Chautauqua County, N. 
Y. James R. Elderkin is a wild boy with an active mind 
and strong willpower, which, if properly directed, will make 
a mark in the world. His eye is on railroading. 

Stephen W. Elderkin, born February 6th, 1826. 

Address, Olney P. O. Philadelphia, Pa. 

He had a slender constitution and poor health during the 
earl}^ part of his life. He has remained single, and has al- 
wavs lived with his brother-in-law, P. H. Siverh'. 


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Hannah Clark, daughter of Henr}' and Mary Ann Clark, 
bom July 28, 1797. 

Married January 17, 1818. 

Giles Jackson died February 14, 1820. 


Sarah Atwood Jackson, born 1820. 
Died August 23, 1832. 

David L. Roberts, born November 20, 1801. 
Married Hannah, widow of Giles Jackson, June 2, 1830. 
David ly. Roberts died December 30, 1864. 
Hannah Roberts died March, 1867. 







I. Mary Anne. 
2 . Jane. 

3. Ellen 0. 

4. Roderick. 

5. Glendower. 

June 7, 1831. 
Feb. 28, 1S33. 
May 6, 1835. 
June 6, 1837. 
Oct. 23, 1841. 

March, 1834. 
Dec. 8, 1873. 
June 21. 1840. 
Oct. 2, 1842. 

The history of this family is unknown to the writer, but 
one fact, which should not be overlooked, appears that their 
generosity knew no bounds. 

Mary Anne Robert.'^,the only surviving member of the fam- 
ily, appears to be a woman of culture and refinement, with 
a mind capable of original investigation and deci.sion. Many 
thanks to her for the information furnished for this work, 

(Address, 6go W. Monroe street, Chicago, 111.) 

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Mary Anne Clark, daughter of Henry and Mary Ann 
Clark, bom July 6, 1804. 

David L. Roberts, born November 20, 1801. 

Married April, 1828. 

She died November 19, 1829. 

He died December 30, 1864. 


Clark Roberts, bom November 12th, 1829. 

Lizzie Linscott, born . 

Married, . 


1. Charles N. 

2. Lewis C. 

3. Willis H. 

4. Ella. 

5. Linscott. 

6. Mary Otteline. 

Hon. Elias Brewster, born December 30, 1782. 

1. Lucre tia Edgerton. 

2. Harriet Clark, bom July 31, 1799. 

Lucretia Edgerton married May 8, 1807. Had four chil- 
dren , 

Harriet Clark married August 8, 1826. Had .seven chil- 

Hon. E. Brewster died February 19, 1858. 

Lucretia Brewster died . 

Harriet Brewster died March 16, 1874. 


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T. Lucretia E.' Feb. 25, 1810. 

James C. Jackson. 

Sept., 1830. 

2. Silas W. [Jan. 4, 1813. 

Mary A. Walden. 

April 27, 1837. 

3. Sarah E. ■ Feb. i, 1815. 

July 24, 1837. 

4. Samuel W.' June 23, 1821. 

June 20, 1830 

5. Henrv A. | June 8, 1827. 

Anninda Bailv- 

June 9, 1862. 

<S. Elias Pineo, Apr. 24, 1829. 

Chas. A. Dittrick. 

Mar. 21, 1856. 

Jan. 4, 1S65. 

7. Harriet H. i May 14, 1831. 

Marshall C. Fuller. 

May 30, 1857. 

8. Sardiii.s C. 

Oct. 23, 1833. 

Sarah A. Gavlord. 

Jnlv 17, 1862. 

9. Elliott P. 

Dec. 27, 1836. 

April i.s, 1S3S. 

10. Mary Jane. 

Jan. 3, 1840. 

II. Roderick P. 

Dec. 3, 1S42. 

Sarah F. Thomas. 

Dec. 10, 1865. 

" Hon. Elias Brewster was born in Columbia, Windham 
county, Conn., was a lineal descendant of E^lder Wm. Brew- 
ster, 'Chief of the Pilgrims,' and a very reputable offspring 
from that worthy ancestry. He lived in his native town un- 
til manhood, after which he .spent several .seasons teaching 
on Long Island. He then located at Mexico, O-swego coun- 
ty, N.Y., in 1809, where he lived until hisdeath — a period of 
nearly half a century. During most of that time he held 
some public office, as Town Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Su- 
pervisor for many years, County Treasurer, County Judge, 
and Member of Assembly. All these offices he filled with 
ability, honesty and integrity. He was an easy and gifted pub- 
lic speaker, and could present his thoughts with so much 
clearness, logic and pathos as to carry an audience to the 
same concluding point where he arrived. He was a kind 
father, an affectionate husband and benevolent neighbor. 
His business faculty enabled him to rear and educate a very 
large family of children. But the crowning excellence of 
Judge Brewster w^as his Christian character. He united 
with the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico in the spring 
of 1832, and was soon after chosen a ruling Elder, which of- 
fice he held until death, performing its duties in a faithful and 
satisfactory manner. He loved the Church of Christ, the 
Bible, the Christian Sabbath, the house and worship of God, 
and the Prayer meeting. He evinced a clear understanding 

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of the fundamental principles of Chrislianity, and the doc- 
trine of the Cross, and in his life exemplified their practical 
tendency. He adhered to them, and when there was need 
' contended earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints." 
He was a judicious, exemplary, useful Christian man. The 
writer visited him the last afternoon of his life. With great 
difficulty of utterance he expressed his strong confidence in 
Christ as the rock on which he planted his feet and cast the 
anchor of his soul. 'J hus he lived, and thus he died in the 
faith and hope of the Gospel ; and, as we doubt not, is now 
enjoying the • rest that remaineth to the people of God.' " 


"In Irving, Nebra.ska, March i6, 1884, Mrs. Harriet C. 
Brewster died, aged 75 years. 

" Harriet Clark Brewster was born in Manlius, N. Y., 
July 31, 1799. She was married August S, 1826, to Elias 
Brewster, and removed to Mexico, Oswego county, where 
she lived until 1858, when, her husband having died, .she 
came with her children to Florence, Neb., and the next year 
to Irving, in the same State. Here she lived till she pas.sed 
to the home above. Converted in her childhood, hers was 
one of those quiet, earnest, faithful Christian lives, which al- 
ways exercise an abiding influence on those who come in 
close contact with them. Her sphere was her home. It 
was here her patient, self-denying love was manifest. 
The mother of seven children, she gave much of her life in 
loving service for them, and was rewarded by seeing them 
all come in youth into the fold of Christ. Xor was her in- 
terest confined to her own. All who came to her home shared 
her kindness and sympathy. Her life was a continued 
outgoing of love and good deed.s — of doing for others. Her 
religious experience w^as deep and .strong, and full of faith 
and fervency. During the last years of her life, when the 
writer knew her, it was a .special privilege to converse with 


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her on religious topics. Her mind found its chief delight in 
the things of the Bible, which to her was the book of books. 
" Her death was caused by cancer, and she was a great 
sufferer, especially during the last few months. She often 
expressed the desire that she might be kept from all mur- 
muring ; and her patient, uncomplaining deportment was a 
marvel to all. In no place, perhaps, does it require more 
grace to live for God than in intense physical pain, when it 
would be far easier to die than to live ; and they who go tri- 
umphantly through this to the glory of the life beyond, leave 
behind them the strongest possible witness to the sustaining 
grace of their Savior. Such witness has she left to us, — to 
the many who mourn her loss. A faithful, devoted wife and 
mother and friend, beloved by all who knew her, 
Grandma Brewster (as she was familiarly called in the neigh- 
borhood), will long be remembered, and many will be better 
for having known her. She rests from her labors and her 
works do follow her." T. W. DeLong. 

Note. — For the general genealogy of the Brewster family 
see page — , chapter X. 

Henry Clark, born , 1803. 

Olive Hawks, bom , . 

Married, . 







1 Charlotte M. 

2 Augustus 

3 Mary Anne 

4 Maria H. 

5 Henry, Jr. 

May 24, 1S25. 

March tg, 1835. 

Salem Town. 
Maria J. Cross. 

Geo. F. Carlisle. 

May 19, 1845. 
March 19, 1857. 

7 years old. 
In childhood. 

Charlotte Maria Clark, born May 24, 1825. 

Salem Town, born . 

Married, May 19, 1845. 

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3. Otteline. 

Wni. Davis. 

In infancy. 
In infancy. 

They reside in California. 
Augustus Clark, born 1827. 

Maria Jo.sephine Cross, born . 

Married, . 

Maria Josephine died, leaving one daughter. 

Maria Hawks Clark, born March 19, 1835. 
George F. Carlisle, born October 19, 1830. 
Married March ig, 1857. 
G. F. Carlisle died 1865. 


1. George. 

2. Ada. 

3. Edward. 

Louisa E. Clark, daughter of Henry and Mary Ann 
Clark, born 1808 ; died May 20, 1837. 

Ephriam Carpenter Reed, born ; died Jan. 22, 1859. 

Married Nov. 14, 1825 


I. Helen Amelia, died in infancy. 

2 Louisa Mary, died in infancy. 

3 Mary Louisa, born Nov. 20, 1833 ; married Wm. E. 
Clark, M. D., Dec. 26, 1865. 


Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Dr. Will. E. Clark, born Feb. 22, 1819. 
Mary Louisa Reed, bom Nov. 20, 1833. 
(Address, 690 West Monroe street, Chicago, 111.) 


1. William K., Jr., born May 7, 1867. 

2. Grace, born February 28, 1869. 

William E. Clark, M. D. , is a graduate from the School 
of Regular Physicians, a descendant from the family of 
Windham, Conn., Clarks. Jabez Clark was a prominent 
lawyer of Windham, Conn. He married Amie Elderkin, 
seventh child of Col. Jedediah Elderkin. Jabez Clark had 
two brothers located at Clinton, N. Y., in 1793 — Dr. Deodo- 
tus Clark and Grastus Clark, attorney- at-law. Dr. William 
E. Clark is now one of 918 practicing physicians in the great 
city of Chicago. 

Dr. James Jackson, born 1778. Died, 1829. 

Mary Ann Elderkin, born December 18, 1771. Died July 
18, 1858. 

They were married in 18 10. 








1. James C. ' March 28, 1811. 

2. Giles W. May 23, 1S13. 

3. Jane E. 1 August 23, 1817. 

Lucretia E.Brewster 
Hannah Jennings. 
E. Leffingwell.M.D. 

Sept. 1S30. 

Jan. 31, 187S. 

James C. Jackson, M. D., born March 28, 1811. 
Lucretia Edgerton Brewster, born February 25, 1810. 
They were married September, 1830. 
(Address, Dansville, Livingston county, N. Y.) 

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1. Mary. 

2. George. 

3. James H. 

June II , 1841. , Kate Johnson. 

Sept. i.^, 1864. 

In infancy. 
Early manh'd 

Extract from a lecture delivered by James C. Jackson, in 
lyiberty Hall, March 28, 1881, the day he was seventy years 

" I was born of goodly stock. My paternal grandfather 
was Col. Giles Jackson, of Tyringham, Berkshire county, 
Mass., who was at the battle of Saratoga, and had the honor 
of engrossing the articles of capitulation of General Bur- 
goyne. Col Jackson was the father of twenty-one children, 
of whom my father was the fifteenth Longevit}' and large 
size were characteristics of the famih- ; but from ante and 
post-natal causes my father was, when born, feeble, and grew 
sickly, and was. when grown up, sick and small in size, never 
weighing more than one hundred and twenty -four pounds. 
My father's brothers were all large men, weighing from one 
hundred and seventy-five pounds to two hundred and twenty, 
and ranging from five feet eight inches to six feet two inches 
in height ; three or four of the sisters were five feet ten to 
eleven, and one, six feet, so I have been told, and all were 
finely proportioned. 

"My mother was a magnificent person. The humor in 
her large and rich, and the woman in her paid it reverent 
obeisance. No one who knew her thought of her first be- of her sex. She was so large in her intellectual en- 
dowments and had such great spiritual conferments, that she 
always, on all general occasions, kept the merely feminine 
qualities in her out of sight. These were reserved, as I think, 
rightly, for her husband and children and .special domestic 
relationships. Her grandfather was Colonel Jedediah Elder- 
kiu. a great revolutionary patriot, known in Connecticut's 

$2 (Genealogy of the Ehierkin Family. 

historical collections as of ' bull-frog memory.' She, too, 
came of longevious ancestry, and of large, robust stock. I 
have never known a hardier, handsomer, and naturally a 
more capacious woman than she was ; and this view of her 
was taken by all her contemporaries." 

James C. Jackson is so extensively known that anything 
the writer of this work could say would add nothing to his 
popularity. He began his career of medical life under the 
auspices of the old allopathic school, wdiere every symptom 
of disease was met by a covinteracting force, which had a 
direct tendency to destroy the vital forces of the patient, and 
rendered his recovery more hazardous than no treatment at 
all. Depletion was the first great object sought. This was 
accomplished by vivesection, cathartics, emetics, universal 
solvents and opiates. The wholesale slaughter of human life 
produced by that theory and practice of medicine, then, as it 
is even unto this day, w^as too shocking to his organization 
to be followed for the mere purpose of a livelihood. From 
the Puritan fathers he had inherited the noble qualities, hon- 
esty, justice, humanity, love, sympathy- and generosity ; also 
a deep, clear, penetrating mind, which gave to him the power 
to be an original thinker and actor. From his standpoint he 
surveyed the medical world in all its acts and effects ; and 
groaned, grieved, wept and prayed for a brighter light and 
a safer road to the realm of earthly health and life. With 
one firm determination of mind, he dashed from his pinnacle 
into the abyss below the wdiole drug theory. He then in- 
quired of nature : What is health ? What is disease ? How 
is health perpetuated ? How is disease induced ? 
questions furnished food for long, deep, original thought and 
investigation. He began his hygienic practice about 1844. 
In 1856 he established a home cure or sanitorium on the hill- 
side at Dan.sville, N. Y. , where he has received and treated 
over 20,000 patients. His theory was a puzzle to the medi- 
cal w^orld, but his success in healing the sick has been as- 

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tounding. He cures by bringing invalids into a direct line of 
nature's laws. He is the author of several pathological and 
hygienic works, and has published a "Health Journal" 
about thirty years. The Sanitorium has grown to be a mag- 
nificent establishment, capable of providing for 500 patients at 
the same time. He is now retired with a liberal competency. 
The present proprietors are James H. Jack.son, M. D., Albert 
Leffingwell, M. D., E. D. Leffingwell, M. D., and Wm. E. 
Leffingwell, Sec. and Treas. 

James H. Jackson, born June 11, 1841. 

Kate Johnson, born April 7, 1S41. 

^hey were married Sept. 13, 1864. 

''Address, Dansville, Livingston county, N. Y.) 


Arthur, born May 4, 1868. 

James H. Jackson may well be a splendid man, circulat- 
ing, as he does, in his veins, the blood of such an ancestry as 
Rev. Stephen White, Col. JedediahElderkin, Col. Giles Jack- 
son and Judge Elias Brewster. With such antecedents we 
maj- look for a consequential man, like Dr. James H. Jack- 
son, full of energy in business, a profound thinker and ready 
writer, with a desire for the welfare of mankind as broad as 
the world. He was born in Petersburg, Madison county, N. 
y. His wife, in Sturbridge, Mass. 

(Address, Dansville, Livingston county, N. Y.) 

Arthur Jackson is a young man with promising ability, 
attending school at this time. 

Giles W. Jackson, son of Dr. James and Mar}' Ann Jack- 
son, born May 23, 1813, Died Januan,- 31, 1878. 

Hannah Jennings, born April 4, 1815. Died April 20, 





0/ the Elkerkin 








1. Henry A. 

2. Lizzie. 

3. James. 

4. Harriet. 

June 12, 1837. 
Nov. 30, 1840. 

Sept. 23, 1847. 

Caroline Rathbun. 
George B. Morgan. 

Chas. M. Catlin. 

June 23, 1881. 


In infancy. 

Giles W. Jackson was born May 23, 18 13, at Manlius, 
Onondaga county, N. Y. He died at the age of 64 years, 
8 months and 8 days, in Ottawa, La Salle county, 111. In 
early manhood he was a clerk in the store of Mr. Fleming, 
afterward with Mr. Smith, who was a remarkable man for 
system and order in conducting his business. He had in 
1833 an interest in his father's estate of $1,000. With this he 
intended to engage in the mercantile pursuit. In 1836 he 
went west, stopping one year at Joliet, 111. Then he located 
on a farm three miles north of Marseilles, in the town of Man- 
lius, 111., which was named at his suggestion after his native 
place in the State of New York. Here he remained .seven- 
teen years, engaged in active industry; w'hen, in 1854, here- 
moved to Ottawa and engaged in the hardware business as 
the senior member of the firm of Jack.son & Lockwood, in 
which he was eminently successful. He retired in 1873 with 
a hand.some competence. He held many offices of honor and 
importance, to-wit : Supervi-sor of the town of Manlius, Su- 
pervisor of the County Poor, Member of the Board of Educa- 
tion, and member of the City Council ; in all of which he ac- 
quitted him.self with remarkable acceptance and ability. For 
nearly twenty years he was superintendent of the county 
asj-lum, where his skill and efficiency could not be surpassed. 
It seldom happens to one to be so universally respected and es- 
teemed as was Giles W.Jackson. His happy family circle attest- 
ed his domestic virtues. The church cherished his examples 
and sought his advice. In the different public trusts filled by 
him, no doubt ever arose in regard to his ability, judgment or 
unswerving integrity. He embraced the adage, "act well 

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your part ; there all honor lies." He embraced the Christian 
faith when young, and was very zealous in advocating its 
doctrines. His motto was, "Seek first the Kingdom of 
Heaven and its righteousness, and all things will be added 
thereto." All who knew him mourned his loss. At his 
death the city council, fire company, and other organizations 
to which he belonged, passed resolutions of condolence. 
Thus lived and died one of our noblest citizens. 

Henry A. Jackson, ))orn June' 12, 1837. 
Caroline ly. Rathbun, born August 17, 1S44. 
Married June 23, iSSi. 
(Address, Kirksville, Adair county, Mis.souri.) 

Henry Augustus Jack.son was born on a farm near Ottawa, 
111. During his minority he was a dutiful, industrious and 
kind son to his parents, and an indulgent brother to his two 
younger sisters. He went to Kansas in 1870, where he en- 
gaged in fruit-raising and mercantile business for ten years, 
successfully. In 1880 he went to Dansville, N. Y., where 
he was married and remained till June, 1882. In 1883 he pur- 
chased his present home, to- wit: the Parcels House, in Kirks- 
ville, Mo., a town of about 2,000 inhabitants. His height is 
five feet seven inches, weight 145 pounds, with light brown 
hair. He is active, energetic and agreeable ; owns the most 
valuable hotel in the town, and gives his customers the most 
hospitable reception The characteristics of his father are 
deeply rooted in his organization 

Mrs. Caroline L. Jackson was born at Poplar Ridge, in 
Cayuga county, N. Y. Height, 5 feet 5 inches ; weight, 
140 pounds ; hair, light brown ; complexion, brunette. Her 
father was a farmer, now living with her, 84 years old. His 
sister is in the same family, 98 years old, both well and en- 
joying life. 

S6 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

George B. Morgan, born 

Lizzie Jackson, born November 30, 1840. 

Married 1866. 

(Address, 3899 Washington avenue, St. Louis, Mo.; 


1. Henry, born March 31, 1867. 

2. Mabel, born February, 1875. 

Mr. G. B. Morgan is a gentleman of a keen, shrewd busi- 
ness tact ; the owner of a large amount of real estate in St 
Louis. He is also extensively engaged in mining in Arizona. 

Of Mrs. Lizzie Morgan we can sa}^ nothing from lack of 
acquaintance and information, except from a knowledge of 
her blood. That tells its story of merit through ten genera- 
tions. I will risk the assertion that she is endowed with all 
the amiable qualities of her ancestors. 

Charles M. Catlin, born May, 1846. 

Harriet Jackson, born September 23, 1847. 

Married 1871. 

(Address, 688 West Monroe street, Chicago, 111.) 


1. Carrie, born April 15, 1S72. 

2. Howard, born November 3, 1876. 

I have no clue to Mr. Catlin 's business or his wife's qual- 
ities. Presume they are all right. 

Jane E. Jackson, daughter of Dr. James and Mary Ann 
Jack.son, born August 23, 1817. 

Elisha Leffingwell, M. D., l)orn August 28, 1805. Died 
February- 10, 1871, 

Married November 26, 1839. 

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(Mrs. LeffingweH's address is Dansville, Livingston 
county, N. Y.) 






D ED. 

1. Albert. 

2. Arthur E. 

3. James J. 

4. Elisha Dyer. 

5. William. 

Feb. 13, 1845. 
Sept. 13, 1846. 
Sept. 7, 1847. 
June I, 1849. 
July 10, 1855. 

Mary C. Hathaway. 
Mantiie Parke. 

Dec. 23, 1871. 
Dec. 31, 1878. 

Sept. 10, 1870. 
Sept. 20, 1854. 

Elisha Iveffingwell, M. D., was born at Middleton, Vt. 
He settled at Aurora, N, Y., where he followed his profes- 
sion until the time of his death. I have no means of judging 
of his ability only by his family. He leaves three sons, who 
from their superior development and capabilities, attest the 
nobility of their father. 

Jane E. Leffingwell was born in Manlius, Onondago 
county, N. Y., when the country was new and settlement 
sparse. Schools were few, and educational privileges of a 
low grade ; yet, notwithstanding all the disadvantages of her 
surroundings, she made rapid progress in procuring a first- 
class common school education. Her father died when she 
was twelve years old, leaving her to the guidance of her 
mother and eldest brother, James C, who was but eighteen. 
They had a farm, which was sold about four years later, 
when Jane E, engaged, I think, in teaching, which she fol- 
lowed for a livelihood until her marriage. She was finely'- 
developed in form and features, gentle, kind, afifectionate and 
winning in her manners, firm and self-reliant in self-govern- 
ment and the direction of her own pecuniary affairs. She 
proved to be an amiable wife and a tender, kind mother. 
She is now sixty-seven years old, enjoying good health and 
an active mind. She is just fleshy enough to smooth up all 
the wrinkles and lend a fresh, rosy tint to as beautifully a 
molded face as our genealogy can boast of. Her home is at 

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the Sanatorium, where her presence reflects the genial influ- 
ence of her noble heart upon the weak and weary, inspiring 
hope and confidence in obedience to the laws of life. 

Albert Tracy Leffingwell, M. D., born February 13, 1845. 
Married Mar}^ C. Hathaway, December 23, 187 1. 
(Address, care of "Long Island Historical Society," 
Brooklyn, N. Y.) 

Albert L,efiingwell, M. D., was born at Aurora, N. Y., 
and at the age of sixteen left home to support himself In 
1866 he became an instructor at the Polytechnic Institute, 
Brooklj^n, where he taught several years, entering meantime 
Hamilton College, N. Y., but never graduating. Receiving 
his medical degree from lyong Island College Hospital in 
1874, he spent some years in extended travels and studies 
in Europe and Asia. From 1882 until 1888 he was one of 
the proprietors of the "Sanatorium," Dansville, N. Y. 
Dr. Leffingwell has given considerable attention to liter- 
ature, contributing to the London "Contemporary Re- 
view," July, 1880; "The Century," 1880; "Archives of 
Medicine," 1882; " Lippincott's," 1884; "Popular Science 
Monthly," 1880 ; and to other magazines. One work, upon 
" Vivisection," was published in this country and England 
in 1889. His wife died September 29, 1886, and he resides 
at present in London, England. (See also Walworth's 
' ' H^^de Genealogy ' ' for ancestrj^ of the Leffingwell family. ) 

Elisha Dyer Leffingwell, M. D., born June i, 1849, at 
Aurora, N. Y. He graduated at Cornell University in 1871, 
and at Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1877. The 
same year he went abroad, where he remained two years. 
In 1879 he returned and settled at Dansville, N. Y. He is a 
splendid mathematician, having spent in his early manhood 
a portion of his time in studying civil engineering. He is a 
self-made gentleman and scholar, and thoroughly versed in 
his profession. He is, also, a very fine looking man. He is 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family, Bg 

one of the proprietors of the Sanatorium, at Danville, New 

William Iveffingwell, born July loth, 1855, at Aurora, N. 
Y. He is the youngest of five children. He was married 
to Mannie Parke, December 31st, 1878. He is also a pro- 
prietor in the Sanatorium at Danville, N. Y., and is Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of that institution. Mrs. Mannie P. 
Letfingwell was a very sweet and dear little woman. She 
died after a protracted illness, September i8th, 1883. Janu- 
ary 6th, 1885, William Leffingwell married for his second 
wife, Eliza Nicola, of Cleveland, O. They have one daugh- 
ter, Mary Anna, boni January i6th, 1886. 



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Elder William Brewster was born in England in 1560. 
He landed on the Mayflower, with one hundred and ten 
companions, at Plymouth Rock, December nth, 1620, at the 
age of 60 years. His wife's given name was Mar}-. He 
knew no fear except the fear to do wrong. His love of right 
expanded ever}- energj^ of his soul to such an extent that no 
barrier could prevent the execution of those duties which he 
owed to his God and fellowman. He resided at Plymouth 
and Duxbury from 1620 to 1644. He raised a family of five 
children, and died April i6th, 1644, at the age of 84 years. 







1. Jonathan. 

2. Patience. 

3. Fear. 

4. Love. 

5. Wrestling. 



Thomas Prince. 
Isaac Allerton. 
Sarah Collier. 




Of these children but little is known. Thomas Prince, 
the husband of Patience, was at one time Governor of the 
Colony of Massachusetts. Fear's son, Isaac Allerton, Jr., 
graduated at Harvard in 1650. 

IvOve Brewster married Sarah Collier in 1634. 







1. Sarah. 

2. Nathaniel. 

3. William 2d. 

4. Wrestling 2d 


Benjamin Hartlett. 

Lydia Partridge. 
Mary Partridge. 




Nov. 3, 1723. 

Jan. I, 1697. 

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Love Brewster inherited his father's homestead at Dux- 
bury, Mass., where he occupied the same house that was oc- 
cupied by his father. 

William Brewster 2d married Lydia Partridge. 




marrip;d to. 



I. Sarah. 

Apr. 26, 1674. 

Caleb Stetson. 


2. Nathaniel. 

Aug. 8, 1676. 

Marv Devellv. 

3. William 3d. 

Mav 4, 1681. 

Hopestill Wads- 

Dec. 6, 1768. 

.). Lvdia. 

Feb. II, 1684. 


5. Mercy. 

Dec. 7, 16S5. 

6. Benjamin. 

July 7, 1688. 

7. Joseph. 

Mar. 17, 1693. 

8. Joshua. 

William Brewster 2d resided at Duxbury, 
William Brewster 3d married Hopestill Wadsworth. 







I. Oliver. 

July 16, 1708. 

Martha Wadsworth. 

2. Ichabod. 

Jan. 25, 1710. 

Lydia Barstow. 


3. Naomi. 


4. Elisha. 

Oct. 29, 1715. 

Lucy Yeonians 


3. Seth. 

Dec. 20, 1720. • 

Jerusha — 

6. Lot. 

Mar. 25, 1723. 

7. Huldah 

Feb. 20, 1726. 

John Goold. 

Apr. 25, 1750. 

William Brewster 3d was born and raised at Duxbury, 
Mass., but finally settled at Lebanon, Ct. His wife belonsred 
to a family noted in the military and financial history of this 

Oliver Brewster married Martha Wadsworth. 







1. Wadsworth. 1737. , Jerusha Newcotnb. j Lebanon, Ct. Mar. 30, 1S12. 

2. Ruba. I I Henry Bliss. 1 Springfield, Mass.l 


(Jencalo^y of llic Eldcrkin Family. 

Oliver Brewster was born July i6th, 1708. He lived 
at Ivcbanon, Ct , and at Barnardstowii, Mass. His wife 
was an authoress. He died at an unknown age. His 
brother Ichabod lived to the age of 86 years. His father. 
William 3d, to the age of 87 years ; his grandfather. William 
2d, to 83 years ; his great-grandfather's age unknown ; his 
great-great-grandfather to the age of 84 years. Mrs. Martha 
Brewster's parents are unknown to the writer. 

Wadsworth Brewster married Jerusha Newcomb. 








I. Oliver 2d. 

Apr. 2, 1760. 

Jerusha Badger. 


Feb. 15, 1812. 

2. Sabra. 

Dec. 6, 1761. 


Mar. 20. 1842. 

^. Joseph W. 

Feb. 23, 1764. 

Louisa Badger. 


Sept. 6, 1.S49. 

4. Silas. 

" 12, 1767. 

Ruby Durkee. 

- 30, iSoS. 

5. Jasper. 

June 22, 1769. 

Theodosia Lyniann. 

Dec. 19, 1S22. 

6. IvVdia M. 

May 7, 1772. 

Daniel Lvman. 


Feb. 29, 1864. 

7. Ruby 

July 18, 1776. 

Jei-se Ladd. 

July 21, 1S24. 

S. Jerusha. 

Aug. 10, i77q. 

Sebra Loomis. 


Apr. 3, 1864. 

9. Klias. 

Dec. 30, 1782. 

i.Lucretia Edgerton 


8, 1807. 

Feb. 19, 1H5S. 

2. Harriet Clark. 


8, 1S26. 

Mar. It), 1S74. 

10. Sardius. 

Sept. 3, 1785. 

1. Harriet Wait. 

2. Julia Clark. 

3. Eleanor Knox. 

Apr. 18, 1866. 

Of this family, Oliver 2d was located at Becket, Mass., 
was a surgeon in U. S. A. He practiced medicine 33 years, 
and died at the age of 52. 

Sabra died at the age of 80. 

Joseph Wad.sworth lived in Onondaga, N. Y. Died at the 
age of 85. 

Silas resided at Columbia, Ct. Died at the age of 44. 

Ja.sper located at Madison, O. Died at the age of 53. 

Lydia Martha L}'man lived at Manchester, Ct. Died 
at the advanced age of 91, leaving three daughters and four 

Ruby, of Madison, O., died at the age of 48. 

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Jerusha, of Cazenovia, N. Y., lived to the age of 84. She 
left three daughters and three sons, one of whom was a mis- 

A description of Judge Elias Brewster will be found on 
page 76. 

Sardius located at Mexico, N. Y. He was a physician 
and a man of extra ability and moral worth. He died at the 
age of 80 years. He had two daughters and two sons ; one 
a doctor, the other a lawyer. 

Wadsworth Brew.ster, their father, died at the age of 74. 

The family of Hon. P^lias Brewster continued: 
Ivucretia Edgerton 1 Brewster > Jackson has proved to be 
a patient, faithful wife and mother. She has walked .side by 
side and hand in hand with her husband in building up his 
great medical reform and Sanatorium. It has required a 
vast amount of labor and self-denial ; but she still lives to 
.see the grand results of their efforts. See page 81. 

Silas Wadsworth Brewster, born January 4, 181 3. He 
was eldest son, by first wife, of Hon. Elias Brewster. Mary 
A. Walden, born May 10, 181 1. He married Mar\- A. 
Walden April 27, 1837. 






Elias W. 
Emeline S. 
James B. 
Wadsw'th J 
Ivucretia E. 

Sept. 3. 1838. 
Oct. II, 1S40. 
Feb. iS, 1844. 
Feb. 10, 1S46. 
Nov. 27, 1S47. 

Mary W. Barnard, 
fn married. 

Anna A. Dond. 

Mar. 9, 1S63. 

Feb. 10, 1S67. 

Sept. 17, 1882. 
June 25, 1S44. 
Feb. 26, 1861. 

Silas Wadsworth Brewster was born in the town of Mex- 
ico, Oswego county, N. Y. , in 1813, and was a lineal de- 
scendent from Elder William Brewster, who was one of the 
Mayflower colony that landed at Plymouth in 1620. After 

g^ Genealogy of the Elderkin Fa)iiily. 

graduating at Mexico Academy (at the age of 12 years), he 
remained some time at home, but in 1833 went to Oswego 
and clerked for a time in the store of George Deming. In 
1835 and 1836 he was connected for one year in the publica- 
tion of an anti-slavery paper at Utica, known as the " Eman- 
cipator of Human Rights." In 1836 he started in the mer- 
cantile business in Hannibal, N. Y., with Mr. George Dem- 
ing as partner. Their place of business was in an old 
wooden building on the corner of Cayuga street. After five 
years Deming sold out to H. H. Bronson. Four years later 
Mr. Bronson withdrew, leaving the business to vS. W. Brew- 
ster, who, after a few years, erected a three-story brick 
building in place of the old store- Mr. W. H. Wiggins, who 
had been a faithful clerk in Mr. Brewster's employ for 18 
years, was admitted as partner in 1867. To accommodate 
their rapidly increasing trade, Mr Brewster purchased a 
large three-story brick building. The large amount of busi- 
ness wore upon the con.stitution of Mr. Wiggins so rapidly 
that he retired in 1870, when Wadsworth J. Brewster was 
taken as a partner under the firm name of " S. W. Brewster 
& Son," which continued for about twelve years — to the 
time of the father's death, which was on the 13th of Septem- 
ber, 1882. His life's business was unusually successful and 
prosperous. He worked with unabated zeal and ambition 
up to his seventieth year, when his health failed, and he was 
compelled to leave the responsibility of his immense business 
in charge of his son, Wadsworth J. Brewster. 

He was not a seeker of notoriety by his many acts of 
charity, but rather in a quiet way assisted in pushing for- 
ward many notable reforms. He worked diligently in the 
anti-slavery reform; was a life member of the American Bible 
Society, and the temperance society He was for forty years 
a member of the Presbyterian Church. During his business 
life there never was a time when the word or name of Silas 
W. Brewster was not as good as a government note. He 

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was visited a few days before his death by two of his broth- 
ers, to wit: Henry A. Brewster, of St. Paul, Minn., and 
Sardius C, of Omaha, Neb All the business houses in 
Hannibal were closed during the funeral services in honor of 
their worthy and much -esteemed citizen. 

Hon. Elias Walden Brewster, born September 3d, 1838. 

Mary W. Barnard, born April 27th, 1836. 

Married March 9th, 1863. 

E W. Brewster died September 17th, 1882. 

He was born in Hannibal, Oswego county, N. Y., where 
he .spent the early part of his life in school and in assisting 
his father in his store; but his health failing from asthma, he 
went to Colorado in 1 860, where he cultivated a large garden 
one year, then returned to his home, where he was married 
and remained until the spring of 1872. when he moved to 
Denver, where he remained until his death. He possessed a 
very fine, well-trained and methodical mind, and was one of 
the world's most noble and genial men. He first came nito 
prominence in public when the Hon. John L,. Rouett was ap- 
pointed Governor of the territory of Colorado. Then he 
was made Deputy Secretary of State. When the first State 
administration was establi.shed he was retained in this posi- 
tion by Secretary Wm. H Clark. After the expiration of 
Mr. Clark's term, he was engaged in the department of 
Secretary of State to continue the records and compile the 
vState laws. The work of the last Legislature (1881) was 
prepared for the press by him. When he was taken sick, he 
was as.sisting Prof. Shattuck, the Secretary of the State Land 
Board, in the State Eand Office. Mr. Brewster was best 
known through his kindness and goodness of heart, thor- 
oughly un.selfish and generous to a fault. His connection 
with the State hovise and public life was marked throughout 

g6 Genealogy of the Iilderkin Family. 

by deeds of charity to the needy, and sacrifices to his friends 
that will be long remembered. He had the acquaintance 
and esteem of the bar of the State, the members of which 
will deeply regret the loss of so valuable a man. His public 
work was of a superior character. His Index of the Colo- 
rado Code of Laws was pronounced by the best lawyers and 
judges the best code index ever made in the United States, 
with the exception of the California code. He died at the 
age of 44 years and 14 days, in Denver Cit}-, of gastric fever, 
after an illness of seven weeks. His remains were removed 
and interred in the old cemetery at Hannibal, N. Y. They 
lost an infant son about 18 years ago, in 1866. 

His excellent wife, Mary W. Barnard Brewster, was the 
daughter of Edward H. and Lydia W. Barnard, of Hudson, 
N. Y She was born at Germantown, N. Y. Her mental 
ability, education and refinement place her in the front rank 
of society. She was married to John Hewlett on the 20th of 
February, 1^85. 

(Address, No 64 East iioth Street, New York.) 

John Hewlett, born 

Mary A. Barnard Brewster, born April 27th, 1836. 

Wadsworth J. Brewster, born Februar}- loth, 1846. 

Amy A. Doud, born January 30th, 1844. 

Married February loth, 1867. 

(Address, Hannibal, Oswego County, N. Y.) 


I St. Infant son, born July 7th, 1 87 1, died July 9th, 1871. 
2d. BirneyN., " Sept. 29th, 1873, " March 27th 1874. 
3d. Mabel A., " Oct. 8th, 1877. 
4th. Eucretia E., " April 14th, 1882. 

Genealogy of the ELderkin Family. gj 

Mabel A. has dark hair and eyes like her mother. 

Lucretia Edgerton has light hair and ej^es like her father. 

Both bright, healthy and good looking. 

It would require a volume to present a full biographical 
account of W. J. Brewster and wife and their business trans- 
actions. They are both shrewd, energetic persons who find 
no barriers in which they cannot surmount, no ob- 
ject to accomplish which they lack influences to push for- 
ward to completion Thej' are equal partners in business, 
and both pull together on the same end of the rope. They 
are the proprietors of one of the most magnificent mammoth 
stores, in a country town, in the United States. It was e.s- 
tablished by S. W. Brewster in 1836. It now resembles a 
large bee-house with many lodges. One ma}- first enter a 
first-class grocery, pass on into a room 65 feet deep, crowded 
with all that pertains to a dr}- goods store, and with all the 
customers that can swarm around the counters In one de- 
partment is an immense display of boots and shoes, sufficient 
to cover the feet of all the inhabitants of Oswego county. 
Passing through another door, one almost wonders if all the 
external sunshine had by magic been directed into this one 
room. It was flooded with sunbeams and song birds. On 
looking around for the fairj- god-mother, she is seen in a 
little woman with hair and eyes like night. She is the wife 
and partner of the male branch of the establishment. On 
one side is the jeweler's department, where clocks, watches 
and silverware of all kinds are exhibited, as well as gold 
chains, bracelets and band. On the other side is the drug; 
store. In the next room may be found a book and stationer}- 
stock, covering the entire wants of the trade. The opposite 
side is filled with queensware, crockery and glass. The 
glassware is a perfect wonder in color and shape, and the 
lamps look as though they might shed abroad light enough 
when well filled, to guide the feet of erring mortals into 
paths of peace. In the second story of this extended build- 

g8 Genealogy of the Elder kiti Family. 

ing may i)e found lace curtains, curtains of damask, with 
window cornice and poles; also carpets, oil cloths, organs, 
sewing machines and other articles that nothing short of an 
invoice could present to the mind of a stranger. The area 
of floor used in this house is nearly 10,000 square feet. In 
addition to the immense business referred to, W. J. Brewster 
& Co. conduct a large banking business. They draw drafts 
on any business in the United States, and buy and .sell 
drafts on New York ; collect and buy drafts and checks on 
banks and banking in any part of the world. 

Mrs. Amy Doud Brewster is the daughter of William H. 
Doud, who was born, lived and died in Luzerne count}'. Pa., 
and his wife, Emily Millie, who was born near Providence, 
R. I. vShe was born in Lenoxville, lyuzerne county. Pa. 
Her mother died when she was but seven years old. W. J. 
and his little Amy D. we will jot down for a repre.sentative 
couple in the Brewster line. 

Henry Augustus Brewster, born June 8th, 1827. 

Arminda Baily Brewster, born 

Married June 9th, 1862. 

(Address, St. Paul, Minnesota.) 






I. Harry B. Aug. 14, 1864. 

2 William. Feb. 13, 1S70. ; 

Aug. 26, 1S65. 

Henry A. Brewster was born in Mexico, Oswego count}-, 
N. Y. He is the eldest child of Judge Brewster by his 
second wife, Harriet Clark, she being the connecting link 
between the White, Elderkin and Brewster families. Her 
mother, Mary Anne Klderkin, was the daughter of Vine 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. gg 

Elderkin and Lydia White, daughter of Rev. Stephen White, 
of Windham, Ct. Henry A. had the advantages of a common 
school education, with a partial course in the Academy of 
Mexico, and one year in the Grand River Institute of Austin- 
burg, Ohio. He designed, when a young man, to pursue a 
professional course of life, but not being possessed of a 
physical constitution adapted to sedentary habits and a close 
mental application, he turned his attention to hotel keeping, 
in which business he has been ver}- successful. His height 
is about 5 feet 8 inches, and weight 145 pounds — a small 
man with a great heart. Imbued with the noble sentiments 
of his ancestors, he has proven himself worthy of the high 
standing he has attained in the first circles of societv. He 
is a member of the Presbyterian church and officiates as an 
elder. His attachment to family, home, relatives, friends 
and countr}- are unusually strong and enduring. We cannot 
better describe this gentleman than to quote the following 
lines : 

"A truthful soul, a loving tniud, 
Full of afTection for mankind. 
A helper of the human race, 
A soul of beauty and of grace ; 
A spirit firm, erect and free, 
That never basely bends the knee ; 
That will not bear a feather's weight 
Of slavery's chain, for small or great ; 
That truly speaks from God within, 
And never makes a league with sin ; 
That snaps the letters despots make. 
And loves the truth for its own sake ; 
That worships God and Him alone. 
And bows nowhere but at His throne ; 
That trembles at no tyrant's nod, — 
A soul that fears no one but God, 
And thus can smile at curse and ban; — 
This is the soul of this kind man." 

loo Genealogy of the lilderkUi Family. 

Mrs. Afniinda Bail\- Brewster is a lady of more than or- 
dinary talent and personal appearance. She is large and 
commanding in her deportment, being 5 feet 8 inches in 
height, and weighing 165 pounds. Her ease of address and 
amiable manners attract the attention of all around her. 
Her financial ability and ready perception adapt her emi- 
nently to the duties of a landlady. In the social and benev- 
olent circles she is a leader and example of generosity and 

"This world she makes happy, and then beyond this. 
She points to another all sunny with bliss." 

Hlias Pineo Brewster, born April 24th, 1829. 

Charlotte A. Diettritch. 

Married March 21st, 1856. 

(Her address. Grand Island, Nebraska.) 

He died January 4, 1865, 




1. Sardius H. 

2. Bertie P. 

July, 1857. 
Sept., 1863. 

Elias Pineo Brewster, Esq., was an attornej'-at-law, who 
had a bright and hopeful ftiture before him. His circle of 
friends throughout the State was large. Had his life been 
spared to his three score and ten years there is no doubt of 
his having won a national reputation. He died at the age 
of 35 years, leaving his amiable widow and two young sons 
to battle with the world without the aid of so able a gtiardian. 

Harriet Hellen Brewster, born May 14th, 1S31. 

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Marshall C. Fuller. 

Married May 30th, 1857. 

(Address, Irviiigton, Douglas Comity, Neb. ) 

They have no children. 

Mrs. Fuller was city miissionary for Omaha a number of 
years, but her health failed so as to compel her to abandon 
her work. She is at this time (1885) an invalid, residing 
with her brother. R. P. Brewster. She is resigned to the 
Ma.ster's will even when suffering excruciating pain. Her 
life is a constant witness for Christ She is a person to 
whom anyone would look for sympathy in an hour of trial or 
.sorrow. Her faith and patience are a constant example of 
what the love of Je.sus can do for His loved ones. Her height 
is 5 feet, weight 100 pounds. 

Sardius Clark Brew.ster, born Octol^er 23d, 1833. 

Sarah A. Gaylord. 

Married July 17th, 1862. 

(Address, Irvington, Doviglas Count5^ Neb.) 







1. Hattie L. 

2. Ernest L. 

3. Minnie L. 

4. Silas R. 

5. Nellie Hope. 

6. Mary L. 

7. Clarence G. 

Feb. 12, 1864. 
Aug. 12, 1S65. 
Aug. 12, 1867. 
Oct. 4, 1870. 
Sept. 20, 1S72. 
June 2, 1877. 
Sept. 9, 1880. 

Dec. 23, 1R67. 

Sardius Clark Brew.ster was born at Hannibal, O.swego 
County, New York, where he received his education. He 
went to California when he was twentv vears old. where he 

I02 Genealogy of the. Elderkm Family. 

worked in the mines five jears, returning home in 1858, a 
short time after his father's death. In the fall of the same 
year he went to Nebraska with his mother, youngest sister 
and brother. The country was then new, and settlers of 
various grades of intellectual development and moral influ- 
ences were pouring in. It was then and there that the 
influence of the Brewster family was felt in the organization 
of society. The Puritan sentiment was promulgated by 
them and other like families, securing the erection of 
churches and school houses, and the establishing of Sabbath 

Mr. Brewster was two years a member of the State 
lyegislature, where his services were highly appreciated. He 
is owe of the men of Nebraska who cannot be bought. He 
is marked with that peculiar characteristic of his ancestr>^ — 

Farming has bee:i his principal business, in which he has 
been reasonably successful. Mrs. Brewster is a daughter of 
Rev. Reuben Gaylord, who was the first Congregational 
minister in Nebraska, and one of the first in Iowa, and for 
many years Superintendent of Missions in Nebraska and 
Western Iowa. 

He has accomplished a work that will be of indescribable 
benefit to that new country. His daughter, Mrs. Brewster, 
is not unworthy of so noble a parentage She established 
the first Sabbath .school in Omaha It was held in her' 
father's dwelling house, where .she was superintendent, 
chorister and teacher. Omaha has now a population of 
60,000, wath its .scores of steeples piercing the sky, and its 
many-toned bells ringing out upon the ambient air, "People, 
come to the house of prayer." Their eldest daughter, 
Hattie L. , is now in the third year of her collegiate course 
at Oberlin, Ohio, preparatory to her future work as a foreign 
missionary. She is a talented and noble young lady. Time 
must develop the future of the younger members of their 
brilliant famil)-. 

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Mary Jane Brewster, born Januan,- 3, 1S40. 

(Address, Irv'ington, Douglas County, Nebraska) 

She is unmarried and lives with her brother. 'Sardius C. 
She is five feet in height and weighs 100 pomids. She pos- 
sesses an estate in her own right of considerable value. 

Roderick P. Brewster, born December 6, 1S42.. 

Sarah F. Thomas, born November 7, 1S44. 

Married December 10, 1865. 

(Address, Ir\'ington, Douglas Count}', Nebraska. ) 




i 1 

I. Elliott E. 

Dec. 3, 1866. 


2. Roderic E. 

Oct. 7, 1868. 

,. Heurv C. 

June 20, 1870. 

4. Clvae R. 

Oct. 26, 1872. 

5. Zerepha F. 

Alav 7, 1875. 

6. Eraucis E. 

Nov. 7, 1876. 

.•Vpril 2, 1879. 

7. Paul R. 

Dec. 25, i88i. 

8. Edith E. 

Mav 7, 1884. 

Roderick Phmouth Brewster was born at Hannibal, 
New York His height is five feet eight inches, weight 150 
pounds. He is a farmer by occupation, with homestead 
well improved and pleasant surroundings. His industry and 
enterprise enable him to provide for and educate his large 
family of bright, promising children. He is the eleventh 
child of Hon. Elias Brewster. 

His family record closes the entire record of the descend- 
ants of Captain Vine and I,ydia Elderkin, including all the 
intermarriages, male and female, with a few exceptions of 
persons not found. 

I04 Genealogy of the Rlderkin Fainily. 


This chapter will present the descendants, in one line, so 
far as they are known, of Bela Elderkin, second son of Col. 
Jedediah Rlderkin. 

Bela Elderkin was born December lo, 1751, at Windham, 
Connecticut. He graduated at Yale College 1767, and was 
for a time, it is said, engaged in trade in Windham. Previ- 
ous to this, however, and soon after the breaking out of the 
Revolutionar}- war, he was appointed lieutenant of marines 
on board the ship of war then owned b}^ the State of 
Connecticut. What service he rendered in this capacity, if 
any, we are unable to say It was probably .soon after his 
father purchased the mill privilege there that he removed to 
Willimantic, and li\ed in a dwelling, now gone, known to 
the last generation as the "How," which stood 
directly the .street from the old mill. Here he 
lived a number of years, and for a time kept a hotel. It is 
probable, too, that he had charge of his father's ]), 
including the mills in this part of the town. He was living 
here, it seems, according to his father's will, in 1702. Here, 
it is probable, most of his children were born. At the time 
that Wm. L Weaver wrote this biographical sketch, there 
were living aged people who remembered when he lived in 
Willimantic and kept his inn in that village. At what time 
he left Windham is not known, but probably about the year 
1800. It is .said he first went to join his father-in-law, Col. 
Eleazer Fitch, who went from Windham some years before, 
and who had a large tract of land, granted to him hy the Government, near Lake Memphremagog. Of his 
histor}' after leaving Windham little is known Though a 
man of fine talents and education, he did not accumulate 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. lo^ 

wealth, which is not a remarkable event when we look over 
the history of our most noted scientific men. Mr. Weaver 
saj^s : ' ' We have seen a letter written by him dated January 
20, 1820." " He was then sixty-eight years old and living 
at Cochecton, Sullivan Count)-, New York, where he died. 
He was then engaged in the lumber business. He speaks of 
breaking his arm by slipping on the ice on the Delaware 
river. He speaks of his children, Henry and Bela, whom he 
wishes to hear from, and also of his daughter, Annie, who, 
it seems, was with him. The letter is an interesting one, 
showing a right state of feeling in regard to his family, and 
expressing thankfulness for blessings received." 

Bela Klderkin was a large, fine looking man, full six feet 
high and well proportioned. In fact, the Windham Elder- 
kins were a noble race of men physically. The wife of 
Bela Elderkin, we judge, was also a large person. Col. 
Fitch, her father, was the largest and finest looking man in 
Windham, being six feet four inches in height and weighing 
over 300 povinds. It is not to be wondered at that some of 
their descendants were of gigantic proportions. 

Bela Elderkin married Philena Fitch March 18, 1773. 

vShe died December 8, 1796. 

He died at Cochecton, Sullivan Count)', New York, 
(date unknown.) 


1. Jedediah, born January i, 1774, went into Maine and 

engaged in the lumber business. 

2. Eleazer, born June 28, 1775, was commander of a vessel 

that sailed out of Providence for many years, some- 
time in the employ of the late Cyrus Butler, and 
afterwards as owner. He married — first, a Miss 

jo6 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Sabin, of Providence, Rhode Island, who died, leav- 
ing no child ; he married — second, a Miss Davis, a 
niece of the late Cyrus Butler. He is spoken of as a 
fine man, who accumulated some propert}-. They died 
manj' years since in Providence, leaving one daughter, 
who is married and lived in New Bedford, Mass. 

3. Thomas Mason Fitch Elderkin, born October 5, 1778, 

married Polly Buck, of Windham, August 27, 1797; 
had one son, George, born November 14, 1798. She 
died September 13, 1799, aged twenty-one ; he died at 
Windham, 1808. It is said he was a hatter by trade. 

4. Henry Elderkin, born August 2, 1780. It is said he was 

in the British naval service in the War of 1812. 

5. Bela Elderkin, Jr., born September 30, 1782, died in 

Demerara, according to the Windham "Herald" of 
September, 1801, though, if such was the fact, it is 
singular that his father should not have known about 
it in 1820. 

6. George Elderkin, born November 2, 1784, was a nail 

cutter by trade, and was, we judge, rather a wild boy. 
He left Windham early, and we have no further ac- 
count of him. 

7. Anthony Yeldat Elderkin, born Dec. 9, 1786. 

8. Annie Elderkin, born Nov. 1789, married a Mr. Pond and 

lived in Franklin, Mass. 

9. Mira Elderkin, born Jan. 19, 1793, married and lived in 

New Bedford, Mass. We have no further knowledge 
of the descendants of Bela Elderkin except through 
his seventh son, Anthony Y. 

Anthony Yeldat Elderkin was born in the village of Willi- 
mantic, Dec. 9, 1786- His mother dying when he was about 

Genealogy oj the Elderkin Family. 


ten j'ears old, he was placed in the family of Jabez Fitch, 
says a descendant of the latter, where he remained some 
years, probably until he left Windham. He went to Middl^- 
bur}^ Vt , at the age of i8, where he learned the wheel- 
wright trade. In 1808 he removed to Potsdam, St. I^aw- 
rence County, N. Y., where he continued to reside until his 
death. He was a very large, tall and fine looking man, be- 
ing 6 feet 7 inches high, well proportioned and weighed 320 
pounds. He was highly esteemed in all the relations of life. 
Says a correspondent, " He was a good citizen and a kind 
father, a strong democrat, an Episcopalian and a mason." 
He married at Middlebury Vt. , Parmela Fuller, daughter of 
Capt Josiah, Jan. 20, 1807 ; he died in 1831, aged 45 ; she 
died at Lancaster, Wis., since i860. 




1. Elmina L. Nov. 7, 1807. 

2. An infant. Jnlj' 11, 1809. 

3. Noble Aug. 28, 1810. 




4. Mira. 

5. Edward. 

6. William 

7. Catherine. 

8. Martha. 

9. Harriet 

10. Horace .T. 
II. An infant. 

Sept. 20, 1812. 
Jan. 5, 1815. 
Nov. 17, 1816. 
Oct. 27, 181S. 
Jul}' 19, 1S22, 
Dec. 21, 1824. 
Nov. 13, 1826. 
Aug. 16, 1829. 

Velonis Freeman. 

1. Eliza Holden. 

2. Mrs. Fanny (Cl'k) 

Herman B. Fisher. 
Mary M. Beardsly. 

Harrison H. Hyde. 
A. M. Sanford. 

Dec. 29, 1835. 



Aug. 1881. 
Aug. 28, 1809. 
Dec. 29, 1875. 

Dec. II, 1887. 
July 20, 1833. 
Aug. 5, 1819. 

Oct. 23, 1827. 
Oct 21, 1829. 

Velonis Freeman, born 

Elmina Elderkin, born Nov. 7, 1807. 


I. Edward Anthony Freeman, born June 21, 1843. 

Mrs. Elmina L. Freeman died Aug. 3, 1880, leaving one 
son, Edward A. Freeman, who is located at Canton. St. Law- 
rence County, N. Y. 


Cenraloffv of the lUdcrkin Family. 

Edward A. Freeman, married Maria Chamberlain of 
Madrid, N. V They have one little daughter. Veloni.s 
Freeman wa.s a farmer. He died May 8 or 9, 1S83, Hi.s son 
still lives on the old farm. 

Mrs. Elmina Freeman was the eldest child of Anthony Y. 
Elderkin. She was a very kind person to the poor, an af- 
fectionate wife and mother, and very proud of her Elderkin 

Hon Noble Strong, born Aug. 28, 18 10. 

ist married Eliza Holden, who died April 8, 1850. 

2d married Mrs. Fanny (Clark) Putnam, May i8, 1851. 

(Address, Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N. Y.) 







I. W. Anthony 

2 Sarah 1,. 

3. Frances E. 

4. N. Edward. 

5. Enima L. 

6. N. Strong,.Tr 

May 15, 1839. 
Dec. 17, 1841. 
A\ig. 6, 1844. 
Sept. 7, 1S47. 
.Ian. 27, 1850. 

July 24, 1852. 

Fanny Gurley. 
Horace Smith. 

By second wife. 
Lena VVicker. 

.Tune, 1S61. 

April 5, 1847. 
May 5, 1868. 
April 30, 184S. 
April 17, 1850. 

Hon. Noble S Elderkin, eldest .son of Anthony Y., was 
born at Potsdam, St. Eawrence County, N Y., where he re- 
ceived such educational advantages as the common school 
and academy of his native town afforded. For several years 
he taught .school winters and worked in his father's wheel- 
wright shop sunmers. He was first elected constable of 
Potsdam, then appointed deputy sheriif. acting in that ca- 
pacity for several years, until 1843. when he was elected 
high sheriff of St Eawrence County for three j-ears. In this 
office he discharged its duties with unflinching courage and 
ability. He was elected a member of the Legi.slature of the 
State of New York, from St. Lawrence County three years in 
succession, to wit: 1849, 1850, and 1851, During his .second 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. log 

term he was Speaker in the Assembly or House of Represent- 
atives. At some time he became acquainted with Wm. L,. 
Weaver, of Windham, Ct., who had made extensive re- 
searches after the history of the first settlers of his native 
town. From him Mr. Elderkin procured all the early his- 
tory- of the Elderkin family. He was also a friend to the 
State Malitia, and filled all the important grades of military 
offices in the same up to, and including the rank of, Briga- 
dier General. He Avas 6 feet high and weighed 200 lbs., and 
w?s a Silas Wright Democrat. I am not informed as to his 
religious faith, but can see clearly that he acted well his part 
in life, which is the essence of all goodness. He died Dec. 
29, 1875, being 65y. 3m. id. old. 

Miss Eliza Holden, first wife of Noble S., was the daugh- 
ter of Capt Jonas Holden, of Potsdam. She was the mother 
of five children ; was married Dec. 29, 1835, and died April 
8, 1850. 

Miss Fannie Clark first married Rev. A. K. Putnam, rec- 
tor of Trinity Church of Potsdam. For her second husband, 
Noble S. Elderkin, by whom she was the mother of one son. 
Noble Strong, Jr. She is a lady of refinement, intelligence 
and liberality : de\'oted to progress and refonu in all the 
movements that add to the wisdom, goodness and happiness 
of mankind. She is yet living at the old homestead at Pots- 
dam, St. Lawrence County, N. Y — The compiler of this 
work must express his gratitude and many thanks to Mrs. 
Fannie Elderkin for the early history of our family, also to 
her scribe, Edith S. Wilcox, who, from the old must}- rec- 
ords and papers of the past, brought forward, with so much 
ability and order, the life shadows of an ancestry who have 
long rested from the conflicts of this world, yet still speak 
and act in the persons of a numerous offspring, who, in their 
stead, are now laboring in love for humanity's sake. Mrs. 
Elderkin was born March 11, 18 19 

(Address, Newport Barracks, Kentuck).) 

tio Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Major William Anthony Elderkin was born May 15, 1839, 
at Potsdam, N. Y. He entered the U. S. military academy 
at West Point, July :, 1856 ; graduated May 6, 1861, and re- 
ceived a commission as second lieutenant in the ist regiment, 
U. S. Artillery. He sensed during the Rebellion from 1861 
to 1866 ; in the defenses of Washington, D. C from May to 
July, 1861, in the Manassas campaign of 1861, being engaged 
in the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1 861, as junior officer of 
Ricketts Light Battery — afterwards on duty in the defenses of 
Washington until Sept., 1861, when he was promoted to ist 
lieutenant May 14, 1861. He was on duty with Battery H, 
ist artillery in Hooker's division on the Lower Potomac until 
Jan. 1862, when he was ordered to duty as assistant profes- 
sor of mathematics and instructor of artillery tactics at the 
U. S. Military Academy at West Point. There he remained 
on that duty until Aug., 1864; then received appointment, 
July 4, 1864, Capt. of staff. Commissary of Subsistence. On 
temporary duty with Depot Commissary at Washington, D. 
C , to Oct. 15, 1864. He was Depot Commissary at Louis- 
ville, Ky., from Oct. 15, 1864, to July 22, 1865. March 13, 
1865, he was appointed Major by Brevet, for faithful and 
meritorious services during the Rebellion. He was ordered 
to Mobile, Ala., Aug. 1865, where he was Chief Commis- 
sary of the Department of Alabama to Dec, 1865; purchasing 
and depot Commissary at same place up to Jan. 23, 1867; Chief 
Commissary, district of the Chattahoochee to Feb. 19, 1867, 
and of the district of Georgia and Alabama to April 11, 
1867. He was chief Commissary of the first military district 
of Richmond, Va., from April 24, 1867, to June, 1869; Sheriff 
of the city of Richmond, by military appointment, from 
March to June, 1869. He was supervising Commissary for 
Indians in the department of the Missouri from July, 1869, 
to July, 1870; depot commissary at Ft. Lyon, Col., 
from July to October, 1870; depot and purchasing Commis- 
sary at Denver, Col , to May, 1872, at Pueblo, Col., to March, 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. /// 

1876, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., from April, i, 1876, to April 
9, 1877. Purchasing and depot Commissary at Sioux Citj', 
Iowa, to April, 1878, at Yankton, Dakota, to September, 
1880, and at Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, from October, 
1880, to January, 1881; chief Commissary department of 
Arkansas, at Little Rock, from February to May, 1881. He 
was purchasing and depot Commissary at Cheyenne, 
Wyoming Territory, from June, 1 881, to July, 1882. At this 
date he obtained leave of absence to March, 1883. His 
period of continued service extending from 1861 up to 1882, 
twenty-one years. This was a long time of constant labor 
and care without a jubilee. 

He returned to his duties as Chief Commissary of the de- 
partment of the Columbia, at Vancovers Barracks, April, 
1883, where he remained until November, 1884. In Decem- 
ber, 1884, he was located as Purchasing and Department 
Commissary at Newport Barracks, Cincinnati, O., where he 
remained at last account, May 4, 1885. 

We have been minute in recording the biography of Major 
William Anthony Elderkin because he is now in the vigor of 
manhood and on the active stage of life as one of the guar- 
dians of the people's liberty. In his abilities the nation, as 
well as every individual, has an interest. His ability, integ- 
rity, honesty and manhood have been thoroughly tested, and 
proved to be without fault so far as is known to the writer. 

Major William Anthony Elderkin is an officer of fine per- 
sonal appearance and noble, manly bearing. His height is 
5 feet 1 1 inches, weight about 200 pounds, with brown hair 
and blue eyes, bringing down to the eighth generation the 
same personal characteristics of his ancestors. We believe 
his future greatness and notoriety will only depend upon a 
great emergency that might call him to act in a higher sphere 
of command. 


Genealogy of th^ Elderkin Family. 

Major William A Elderkin was born May 15, 1839. 
Miss Fannie Gurley was born July 6, 1841. 
They were married June 9, 1861. 







I AnnaMcNair 

May 21, 1862. 

2 Evie Kings 


Aug. 14, 1863. 

Geo. F. Wilson. 

Nov. 20, 1884. 

3 Wm. Schuyler 



4 Eliza Gurley. 

Jan. 9, 1869, 

5 Chas. Stanton 

Dec. 1870. 

June, 1876. 

6 Phineas Gur- 


Dec. 1872. 

May, 1876. 

Mrs. Fannie G. Elderkin is the daughter of Rev. R. R. 
Gurley, of Washington, D. C. Miss Evie Kingsbury Elder- 
kin married George F. Wilson, assistant surgeon, United 
States army. 

Miss Frances Eliza Elderkin, born Aug. 6, 1844. 

Horace Smith, born 

(Address Canton, St, Lawrence Co., N. Y.) 

They were married 

They had one son ( ninth generation) William Elderkin 
Smith, who resided with his father at Canton. 

Mrs. Frances E. Smith died May 5, 1868. 
Noble Strong Elderkin, Jr., born July 24, 1852. 
Lena S. Wicker, born April 21, 1856. 

They were married Oct. 1 1 , 1 876. 

(Address, 235 Wabash avenue, Chicago, 111.) 

Genealogy oj the Elderkin Fatnily. n^ 


1. Noble Strong, 3rd born Jan. 2, 1878. 

2. George W. Elderkin, born Oct. 5, 1879 

Noble S. Elderkin, Jr., is the yonngest son of Hon. No- 
ble S. Elderkin b}- his .second wife. He was born at Pots- 
dam, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., where he received an excellent 
English education and a thorough training in the elements of 
a business life. Following the current of imigration, he re- 
moved to Woodstock, 111., previous to Oct. 11, 1876, where 
he found and married his wife, who was born and educated 
in that town. His business capacity, honesty and veracity 
are clearly atte.sted by the fact that he has been in the em- 
ploy' of the Singer Sewang Machine Manufacturing Companj- 
fourteen years, giving complete satisfaction to the company. 
About four years of that time he spent at the Quincy, In- 
dianapolis and St. Eouis branches of the same firm. The 
remaining ten years he has been with the Chicago house. 

His height is 6 feet, weight 154 pounds. His hand-writ- 
ing is entirely foreign to the Elderkin style, which is re- 
markably uniform through .several generations. Noble S. 
Elderkin's hand-writing indicates activity, energy and uni- 
formity of habits. In work or business he dashes ahead like 
a locomotive, clearing the track before him and whirling for- 
ward the burden behind him. In of emergency he has 
often discharged the duties of two hands at the same time. 
His industry, energ}- and econoni}- have built up for him a 
fine house with pleasant surroundings, in the north part of 
Chicago, near Lincoln Park, where he now resides. 

Mira Elderkin, born Sept. 20, 1812. 

Herman B. Fisher, born Nov. 18, 1805. 

They were married Feb. 27, 1831. 

(Address. Lancaster, Wis.) 


Geiica/ogy of the Eldcrkin Family. 







1. Edward E. 

2. Hiram S. 

3. Harriet P. 

4. Hewlett W. 

5. Edith P. 

Oct. 5, 1S34. 
Nov. II, 1836. 
Sept. 13, 1838. 
April 3, 1846. 
April 29, 1856. 

Jan. 25, 1842. 
Feb. 28, 1851. 

Mr. Herman B. Fisher is a mason by trade, but after he 
moved West he became a farmer. The famil}^ were sick at 
the time I wrote for information, which accounts for the de- 
fect in the description of their family. Their son Hewlett W. 
lives in Boston. One of their daughters is married to Jared 
Barnet. They live in I^ancaster, Wis., and have seven 

Hon. Edward Elderkin, attorney and counselor at law, 
was born at Potsdam, Jan. 5, 18 15. 

(Address, 1036 Pearl street, Racine, Wis ; 

The following biographical sketch of himself, wife and 
family, though short, cannot fail to attract the attention and 
awaken an interest in the mind of every relative, however 
remote the relationship. His scholarship is extensive ; his 
integrity unbending ; his philanthropy and generosity un- 
limited. Though feeble in youth he has pas.sed his 71st 
year and still lives to bless mankind with his good counsel 
and example. What we have of his history is authentic, be- 
ing written by himself 

A genealogical sketch of Edward Elderkin, fifth child 
and third son of Anthony Y. and Pamela Fuller Elderkin 
and of his children, written out April 6, 1885, at Racine, Wis: 

" Edward had the opportunities of a common school in 
his native village of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, State 
of New York, where he was born, Jan. 5, 1815, and was the 
fifth child and third son of Anthony Y. and Pamela Fuller 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. ii^ 

Elderkin. At the age of lo he was transferred to the lower 
department of St. Lawrence Academy which had recently 
been established in that village, where for one year he pur- 
sued the ordinar>^ English studies, after which he entered 
into a larger class of young men who were fitting themselves 
for college Latin and Greek then became his studies in 
which for the first year he made slow progress, but in the 
second, third and fourth years, he, by constant application 
and hard study, succeeded in keeping up with the class, and 
the stor>- of Virgil and the orations of Cicero and Homer's 
Iliad so enchanted him that he was said to excel in the dead 
languages. At this time, in the spring of 1830, he formed a 
resolution of entering college at Middleburg, Vt. , in the fall 
of that 3'ear. But alas ! How changeable are all human 
calculations ! His father was suddenly taken away by death 
and was buried on Christmas day in 1830. His death changed 
all the plans Edward had formed and he was compelled at 
this youthful age to engage in school teaching to assist the 
older children to take up an incumbrance on the homestead 
and save a home for his mother. His father, previous to his 
death, had become involved in a large indebtedness by lend- 
ing his name to a neighbor for $2 000, and this his children 
worked out after his death, occupying three 3'ears of time. 
This was a hard beginning for the 3-oung man who was as- 
sisted by an elder brother and two older sisters. The ob- 
jective point, however, was at last reached, and mother, with 
her3'Ounger children, had a home free and clear from debt. 
In the fall of 1833. Edward entered the law office of Hon. 
Silas Wright, then a leading lawyer in the County of St. 
Lawrence, and since in the State and nation, and remained 
with him one j^ear. Mr. Wright at this time, having been 
appointed to a state office at Albany, N. Y., kindly intro- 
duced his students to Hon. John Fine, of Ogdensburg, mto 
whose office he entered to pursue his law .studies. Judge 
Fine having a brother three miles from town, a retired gen- 

ii6 Genealogy 0/ the Elderkin Family. 

tleman farmer, located on the banks of the majestic St. Law- 
rence river, with a family of five children, wanting a teacher 
in his family, the subject of this sketch accepted his offer of 
$40 per month and taught his children for four years, still 
pursuing his law studies with the Judge, (this being a part 
of the contract). In August, 1838, Edward was examined 
at Utica, N. Y., in a class of 76 applicants and took his 
parchments as an Attorney and Counselor in the Supreme 
Court of the State. He was the next week also examined in 
chancery practice before the Hon. R. H. Walworth, the 
then Chancellor of the State, and took his diploma there 
also, this being considered a great victory, as at Albany out 
of 75 applicants 42 were deemed unworthy, not qualified, 
and some rejected by the courts. After reaching home and a 
rest of two weeks, Edward (having, while in Albany on his 
way home purchased a small library of law books) immediate- 
ly opened an office in his native village where he continued 
in successful practice until October, 1839, when, his health 
failing him from over-work, and being advised by his phy- 
sician to seek a new climate, he packed his books and a 
small stock of worldly goods and took stage for Ogdenburg 
in time to take the steamer up the St. Lawrence river on his 
way to the then unexplored, great Northwest Territory. He 
left home on the 13th of October and on the 25th of the same 
month, 1837, he reached Elk Horn, Walworth Co., Wis., 
landing among strangers, friendless and alone, with a brave 
heart and a persevering will to succeed. Elk Horn was, at 
this time, a small hamlet, 45 miles southwest of Milwaukee, 
then, as now, the metropolis of Wisconsin, and 40 miles due- 
west from Racine, his present place of residence. He found 
but four settlers at Elk Horn, but it was the County Seat 
and located in the midst of a lonely country of prairie and 
oak openings. Here he was kindly received and was pur- 
suaded to stay, opening an office the next day after his ar- 
rival, being the second Attorney-at-Eaw in the county. 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 117 

Here he married his wife, raised his children, had a 
good practice, was successful in his cases, never selling a 
cliant, <as is often the case) but adhering to the rule of 
"honest dealing with all," and thus securing a good and 
lucrative practice. In a lew years he purchased a tract of 
land adjoining the village, of 450 acres and divided his 
time in later years between the law and toiling the soil. In 
1849 his father-in-law and mother-in-law both died, leaving 
children, eight in number, and it became necessary, for their 
protection, care and education, to remove them to his home 
in Elk Horn, a distance of 30 miles. This family consisted 
of one full sister to his wife and seven of the half blood — 
three boys and four girls — the youngest two years old and 
ranging up to fourteen years This family found protection 
and care under his roof until maturity, and the girls went 
to California at an early da}' and died ; the boys gave their 
lives to their country in the War of the Rebellion. His 
children, except Susie, (Mrs. Dr. Wilcox) are all living, 
while the orphans, save one, are all dead. What a commen- 
tarj on the mutability of human affairs. He continued his 
residence at Elk Horn until the fall of 1883, when from par- 
alysis of his own body and the blindness of his wife it be- 
came neces.sary to change his location, and in November, 
1883, he removed to Racine and here he is enjoying the com- 
panionship of three of his children and one grandchild 
(Susie), whose interests are confided to the care of her aunt 
Emma, his eldest child. In concluding the .sketch of this 
scion of one of the Elderkin families of America, it may l)e 
not improper to add that Edward, from ten years old to the 
present time, has pulled the laboring oar, and in a more 
familiar phrase, "has paddled his own canoe," and being 
surrounded by his stricken wife, his eldest child, Emma, who 
has the care of the household, and above all his granddaugh- 
ter Frankie Elderkin Wilcox who is a care and yet is con- 
sidered by him and his family as a great pleasure and the 

1/8 Genealogy of the Elderkin J^amily. 

light and life of the household. lyong may the Elderkin 
race flourish and be fovind doing good deeds and having 
friends with the whole world, reach a happy ending. 

Edward Elderkin and Mary Martha Beardsley were 
married at Elk Horn, Wisconsin, on Christmas eve, Decem- 
ber 24th, 1843, by the Rev. J. Eloyd Breck, Episcopal 

Mary M. Beardsley was born at Walton, Delaware Co., 
N. J , Nov. 27th, 1816. 


1. Emma Pamila Elderkin was born at Elk Horn, Wis- 
consin, November 23d, 1844. 

2. Adelaide Elderkin (Mrs. W. A. Brown) was born July 
31st, 1846. 

3. Edward Anthony Elderkin was born July 3d, 1848. 

4. Noble Henry Elderkin was born March 22d, 1850. 

5. Frank Bennett Elderkin was born October 4th, 1852. 
6 Susie Gardiner Elderkin was born August 14th, 1854. 
7. Harriet Elderkin (Mrs. Frank Pardee) was born 

November 23d, 1856. 

Average weight of the boys, 150 ; girls, 130. Eyes blue, 
hair light brown, and all free from any inherited disease. 

Miss Emma Pamelia Elderkin, eldest child of Hon. Ed- 
ward Elderkin, Esq , and his wife, Mary Martha, was born 
at Elk Horn, Wisconsin, November 23d, 1844. Present ad- 
dress, 1036 Pearl St , Racine, Wisconsin. She remains un- 
married and resides with her parents conducting the house- 
hold affairs and kindly sustaining her feeble father and 
mother in their declining years. She is tiie guardian of lit- 
tle Frankie Elderkin Wilcox, who is a brilliant little girl 
about eight years old Her aunt is very kind to her and 
takes great interest in her progress at school. 

Adelaide Elderkin was born July, 1846. She mar- 
ried William A. Brown at Elk Horn, February 7th, 1870. 
His business I have not been able to learn. 
(Address, Racine Wisconsin.) 

Genealogy of the Etderkin Family. 119 


1. Mary Emma, born December 2d 1873, died Septem- 
ber 2d, 1877. 

2. (Name not given.) 

Edward Anthonj^ Elderkin, born Juh' 3d, 1848. 
Laura Alice Glass, born Ma}^ 19th, 1853. 
(Address, Racine, Wisconsin.) 

They were married Januar}' 2otli, 1876. 
His occupation is not reported. She is the daughter of 
Homer and Eaura Glass. 


1. Eouis Elmer, bom November 5th, 1877. 

2. Eillian Beardsley, bom February 23d, 1882. 
Noble Henr>' Elderkin, born March 22d, 1850. Address, 

Elk Horn, Wisconsin. He is a printer by trade, and sticks 
to the old homestead and his old office at Elk Horn He is 
a man of education, ability and stability of character. 

Frank Bennett Elderkin. born at Elk Horn, Wisconsin, 
October 4th, 1852. 

Emma S. Garretson was born at Winterset, Iowa, 
October 26th, 1862. 

They were married at Winterset, April 17th, 1880. 

(Address, Winterset, Iowa.) 

His height is 5 ft. 4 inches ; weight 150 lbs. Her 
height is 5 ft. 4 J/2 inches ; weight 135 lbs 

Frank B. Elderkin graduated from the high school of 
Elk Horn in 1873 at the age of 21 years, when he engaged 
in the dray business for a period of six years. He removed 
to Winterset, Iowa, March ist, 187S ; became a clothier in 
1880, at which trade he is still employed. His business is 
prosperous and he is a highly respected citizen. 

Jio (j'enealogy of the Elaerkin Fatnily. 

Emma S. , his wife, was born at Winterset, Iowa where 
she received a common school eckication. Her father, N. W. 
Garretson, was born in Indiana, emigrated to Winterset, 
Iowa, in 1851, owned and conducted a large harness store at 
that place for several years. He removed to Portland, Ore- 
gon, in 1.^74. She returned to Winterset in i<s«o. Her 
father is evidently a man of talent, ability and courage. He 
presided as Judge of the court of Madison County for two 
terms. Was chief agent for the North western Insurance 
Company for several years. At one time he resided in 
Washington Territory, and if yet alive is supposed to be at 
his old home in Winterset, Iowa. 


1. Archie Lysle. born at Winterset, July 17th, 1881. 

2. Glenn Pardee, born at Winterset, December 17th, 

This family are all light complexion, light hair and blue 
eyes, which are characteristics of the race of Rider ins. ' 
Susie Gardiner Klderkin, born August 14th, 1854. 
Emmons T. Wilcox, M. D., born February 13th, 1852. 

They were married October 25th, 1875, by Rev. Charles 
M. Pullen, Rectoi of St. John's Church Susie died at Gar- 
rison, Iowa. April 4th, 1884, and was buried on the i6th at 
Racine, Wisconsin, from her father's house, Rev. Mr. Gold 
Episcopal, officiating. She was a dearly beloved daughter, 
sister, wife and mother. 

Dr. Emmons T. Wilcox is the son of a Methodist Clergy- 
man, born at Canaan, Pennsylvania. In July, 1855, his par- 
ents removed to Wisconsin. He commenced the study of 
medicine under G. H. Young, M. D., in 1873, graduated 
with the class honors at Keokuk College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, February, 1876. He entered practice as a partner 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 121 

of Dr. Saunders, at Thompson, 111., removed to Wisconsin 
in January, 1877 at Washburn, where he practiced until 1880, 
when he attended lectures and graduated at Mro. Depart- 
ment, University of New York. Thence he returned to Wis- 
consin until 1882 when he went to Chicago for special 
courses of study and formed a partnership with Prof H. C. 
Cotton. He afterwards returned to Garrison, Iowa, where 
he remained until after the death of his wife, 1884. The 
writer is informed that he is a man of elevated ambition, 
thoroughly educated in his profession, a successful practi- 
tioner, and a standard man in all the good qualities that 
make up manhood. 


Frankie Elderkin Wilcox, born October 17th, 1877, at 
Washburn, Grant County, Wisconsin. 

Harriet Elderkin, born November 23d, 1856. 
Frank Pardee, born December 25th, 1851. 
They were married May 23d, 1877. 
(Address, East Grove, 111.) 

Hattie Pardee is so little and hand.some and kind, refin- 
ed and good, that everybody loves her. Her hand writing 
is a fac simile of the Elderkin style. She seems to this old 
third cousin like one of his own daughters. She has the light 
complexion and hair, and blue eyes of the race, but is done 
up in most too small a package to compare with her ances- 
tors, weighing only 106 pounds. Her husband weighs only 
109 pounds. No wonder they are good ; if they were not 
there would be nothing of them. But, it is said, "costly 
material must be done up in small packages." 


1. Fi'ank Wilcox Pardee, born March 17th, 1878. 

2. Mary Elizabeth Pardee, born October 4th, 1883. 

122 Genealogy of th& Elderkin Family. 

The family of Hon. Edward Elderkin, Esq., are all well 
brought up, educated, refined and good citizens and useful 
members of society. 

Martha P. Elderkin, daughter of Anthony Y. Elderkin, 
and Parmela Fuller Elderkin, was born July 19th, 1822. 
(Address, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin.) 
Harrison H. Hyde, born June nth, 1818. 
Mr. Hyde died in Lancaster, March i6th, 1864. 

Mrs. Martha P. Hyde was married September 20th, 
1843. Her life has been checked with sadness and sunshine. 
At the tender age of 8 years her father died, cutting off that 
parental guardianship so essential to youth. She was sent 
to school to qualify herself for teaching, and at the early age 
of 15 taught her first school of five months at one dollar per 
week. She was located 30 miles from home and did not 
visit her mother during the term. For one so young, that 
time must have seemed an age. Deer River, a branch of the 
St. Lawrence, divided the district, and the bridge was car- 
ried away by a flood that spring, so she learned to row a 
boat in which she crossed the stream two or three times a 
day. Thus she learned, literally, to paddle her own canoe. 

Her husband was a dentist by trade, and possessed re- 
markable mechanical talent. He made some of his best den- 
tal instruments and at one time made a very beautiful dou- 
ble-barreled rifle. He was 5 ft. 11 inches in height and 
weighed 1 64 pounds Mr. Hyde was a kind and afiectionate 
husband and father, an excellent tenor singer and very 
highly esteemed by the community in which he lived. 

During their married life of 21 years Martha collected all 
the sunshine and flowers that a cheerful, hopeful keen percep- 
tion could discover in a world of such strange mutations. She 
was left with a family or five small children to care for with 
only a small fortune to rely upon. She lost a twin son only 

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a few days after her husband's death. The change was 
great, the shock crashing ; but she rallied, applied the oars 
of endurance and per.serverance and has for the last 2 1 years 
again paddled her own canoe. In attempting to give us a 
sketch of her life she broke down over the magnitude of the 
retrospective view and appealed to her son Charles, a gen- 
tleman and scholar, to write for her. He says : 

"I speak, as a son, concerning the best mother on 
earth. Her experience can hardly be related — it must be 
felt by those who have had a similar experience. She has 
borne her countless misfortunes with never-ending patience. 
The care and tenderness and watchfulness that she manifested 
when Eddie (my youngest brother ' .suffered so long with a 
' white swelling" could be only displayed by a mother. 
Mothers! The bulk of human patience endurance, love and 
care, belong to them " 

In her children, whose hearts are overflowing with 
gratitude, she finds a great reward for all her cares. Martha 
P. Hyde is a fine looking woman ; height 5 ft. 7 inches, 
weight 120 pounds. 






1. Hattie E. 

2. Helen A. 

3. George B. 

4. Charles S. 

5. Edward H. 
(5. Freddie H. 

Oct. 5, 1847. 
Nov. 29, 1849. 
Sept. iq, 1851. 
Feb. 21, 1861. 
Jan. 25, 1S63. 
Jan. 25, 1863. 

Chas. A. Cox. 
Alice Green. 

Feb. 24, 1S74. 

Ji'ne 25, 1848. 
April 8, 1S64. 

Helen A. Hj^de, born Nov. 29th, 1849. 

Charles A. Cox, born 

They were married 

(Address, lyancaster. Grant County, Wisconsin ) 

Mr. Cox is a farmer and lives about four miles from 
Lancaster. His personal qualities are not reported, nor 

124- Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

those of his wife. Her height is 5 ft. 4 inches ; weight 137 
pounds They have four children. 

George B. Hyde, born September 19th, 1851. 

AHce Green, born 

JNIarried February 24th, 1874. 

(Address, I^ancaster, Grant County. Wisconsin.) 

Mr. Hyde is a machinist by trade, an excellent work- 
man and resides in Lancaster. His wife resided at Indiana- 
polis before his marriage The}' have three children. His 
height is 5 ft. 10 inches ; weight 164 pounds. 

Charles S. Hyde, bom in Lancaster, February 21st, 

(Address, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin.) 

His height is about 6 ft., weight 160 pounds. 

He is finely educated and an excellent teacher, being 
now employed as a principal of a graded school at Groyling, 
Michigan. He attended a popular school in the State of In- 
diana. His wages at the present time are $75 per month. 
He partakes largely of the Elderkin blood and characteris- 
tics, is true hearted, strongly attached to home and friends, 
honest, energetic and intellectual. His desire for scientific 
knowledge is large and unsatisfied. The present tendencies 
of his mind, if he is permitted to live to old age, will cer- 
tainly make him a useful man in society. 

Harriet Gray Elderkin, daughter of Anthony Y., and 
Parmela Elderkin, was born at Pottsdam, December 21st, 

Aulelus M. Sanford, born May 28th, 181 2. 

They were married December 29th, 1850. 

(Address, 3156 State St., Chicago, Illinois.) 

Mr Sanford is a man of business tact, and though now 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 125 

74 years old, is actively engaged in one of the offices of the 
Singer Sewing Machine Company, of Chicago. 


1. Lillie C. Sanford, born December 12th, 1858. 

2. Charles Elderkin Sanford, born December 12th, 
1863. Died May 30th, 1867. 


Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 


Alfred Elderkin, Esq., youngest son of Col. Jedediah 
Elderkin, was born Jan. 4, 1759. He partially fitted for 
college, intending to enter Yale, but a long illness which 
lamed him for life prevented, and he remained at home, aid- 
ing his father in superintending his farm and factories. He 
was the executor of his father's will, and was engaged in 
various kinds of business in the latter part of his life. We 
are told that he was for a time in the jewelry business with 
his neighbor, Mr. Staniford. He was a tall and rather large 
man, and of course is well remembered by many people in 
Windham. He married Sarah Brown, daughter of Samuel 
and Sarah (Bishop) Brown, January 27, 1779. She died 
March 4, 1833; he died October 9, 1833, being 74 years 9 
months and 5 days old. They lived in the red gambrel- 
roofed house, west of the Staniford tavern, now owned by 
Mr. George Eathrop. 







1. Sally. 

2. Fanny. 

3. Bishop. 

4. Lora. 

5. Judith. 

Ang. 8, 1779. 
Nov. 21, 1781. 

Feb. 16, 1784. 
Feb. 20, 1786. 
Aug. 2, 1788. 

Jas. S.Campbell, 
ist. Cnthbert; 2d, 

Oct. 16, 1791. 
Jan., 1863. 
Jan. I, 1811. 

Of this family we have but one living branch, the chil- 
dren of Sally Campbell. 

Fanny Elderkin was twice married, lived in West Hart- 
ford, Connecticut, where she died, leaving no child, 

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Bishop Elderkin, the onlj- son, died at the age of seven 
years, thus obHteratiug the name of Elderkin from Alfred's 

Lora Elderkin lived at Cherry Vallej', N. Y., and died 
at the age of 77 years, unmarried. 

Judith Elderkin died at the age of 21 years, unmarried. 

Sally Elderkin, eldest child of Alfred Elderkin, was bom 
August 8th, 1779. She married, on December i, 1799, Jas. 
S. Campbell, of Cherry Valley, New York, where thej^ spent 
a long life in health and happiness. On the ist of Decem- 
ber, 1864, they celebrated the sixty-fifth anniversary of their 
marriage, when six sons of the venerable couple were present. 
At last accounts they were enjoying comfortable health, Mr. 
Campbell at the age of 92 years, and Mrs. Campbell at the 
age of 86 j-ears. The time of their deaths unknown. 


I. Alfred E., D. D., residence. New York. 

2. Mar}' Ann, 

3. William W., LL. D. 
4- Geo, W. , 

5. Samuel B., 

6. James Henrj', 

7. John Cannon, 

8. Augustus, M. D., 

Cherry- Valley. 
Cherry Valley. 
Cherry Valley. 
Castleton, N. Y. 
New York. 
New York. 
Gloversville, N. 

The}- were all living in i860. The family is a highly 
respected and talented one, and Judge William W. Campbell 
has been on the bench man}- j-ears and has received the 
honorar\- degree of LL. D. 

In 1865 Wm. L. Weaver published in the "Willimantic 
Journal " a sketch of the Elderkin family, so far as he had 
been able to trace them, from 1637 to 1865. At the close of 

128 Genealogy of the Elderkin Fatnily. 

his article he says : ' ' We have been much interested in 
tracing this family. // was of ,^ood stock, and unlike some 
of our early families, has not deteriorated. Descendants in 
both the male and female lines are highly respectable, and 
many talented men are found among them. Some of the 
characteristics of the family are patriotism, ambition, a love 
of military life, frankness, liberality and public spirit." 

To the above might be added with propriety, that as a 
race of people they are strictly honest, and with few excep- 
tions they have all embraced the Christian religion. So far 
as the writer has been able to learn, not one of the Elderkin 
name has been convicted of a crime in the ten generations as 
recorded in this work, and only one case reported among the 
descendants on the female intermarriages. 

Very few, if any, have possessed an inordinate desire to 
accumulate wealth, while most of them have procured a 
competency. The almost universal tendencj^ to acquire a 
good education is worthy of note. The inclination in this 
direction appears to be hereditary', and we have no knowl- 
edge of a family so extensive where educated men and 
women were so numerous. The marriages as a rule have 
been remarkably good ; the mental and moral organization 
lead them into families of like culture and affinities, proving 
the old adage, ' ' birds of a feather will flock together. ' ' 
Wherever there has been a marriage by an individual into a 
lower stock of people, the children have suffered from the 
grade, but fortunately' but few cases of this kind have 
occurred, and these mostly in the eighth and ninth genera- 

Another old saying is, "blood tells," and any person 
whose mind has been directed toward the classes of the hu- 
man family has seen that ancestors of a peculiar character 
will send that character down in their posterity for hvmdreds 
of years. When a young man, I knew a family near James- 
town, N. Y., who were petty thieves. In the progress of 

Genealogy of the Eiderkin Family. izg 

time I became acquainted with the several neighborhoods in 
a southwesterly direction for a distance of 54 miles. On this 
entire route I found low families of different names that 
would steal, and wonderful as it may seem, they were all 
relatives by intermarriage with the Jamestown family. The 
electric and mental affinities are just as strong, comparatively, 
between toads as between philosophers. There are three 
kinds of affinities : mental, moral and electric. Mental 
affinity is determined by the judgment after obtaining, by 
acquaintance, a knowledge of the qualities of mind of our 
associates. If their thoughts, aspirations, acquirements and 
conclusions are like ours, then we have a genial companion, 
whose mental affinit}- will continue to the end of life. The 
moral affinity naturally grows out of the mental, and will 
rarel}' diverge from it. Electric affinity is much less trust- 
worthy and enduring ; it relates principally to the sexes, and 
will not stand the test of old age — in fact, it often expires 
after a period of intimate relations, when the electric forces 
become equalized. At this juncture the two persons, becom- 
ing each positively electrified, repel each other, and if they 
are husband and wife, will quarrel and part, if not held to- 
gether by the mental and moral affinities. From these facts 
we readily see the importance of early education on the sub- 
ject of matrimonial affinities. A well educated class of 
people are less liable to be influenced by magnetic attraction 
than the uncultivated. Theie have been but few cases of 
divorce in the Eiderkin history. This family or race of 
people, taken in connection with other families of like grade 
and qualities of mind, make up the great central power of 
this nation of freemen. They are America's strength in war 
and her resources in time of peace They sustain the Christian 
church, prop the pillars of state, demand a just legislation and 
an equal and uniform administration of the laws. None of 
our great men could ever be bought or induced to sacrifice 
principle for place and power ; hence our name has not been 

/JO Genealogy of the Elaerkin Family. 

trumpeted through the cohimns of the political press. 
Opposition to dishonesty in high places is a sure doom to re- 
tirement and seclusion. The love of right and moral justice 
are so deeplj^ rooted in the heads and hearts of the Elderkin 
connections and descendants that they rush to the rescue of 
the oppressed without regard to policy or personal loss or 

In concluding this work, which has occupied much of my 
time for a period of over two years, I submit it to my kins- 
folk, feeling that from lack of information I may not have 
given you as brilliant a description as your merits would 
justify. Many members of the connection have expressed a 
diffidence in speaking of their own good qualities. A few 
have been passed to avoid the monotony of the same de- 
scription. If I have done any one injustice, it arises from a 
mistake of the head and not from malice of the heart. My 
purpose has been to say truthfully what I have said, omitting 
small failings to which humanity, in a general sense, is sub- 

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"Whose son art thou, thou young man?" — i Samuel xvii, 58. 

The longer I live the more I believe in blood — good blood, 
bad blood, proud blood, humble blood, honest blood, thiev- 
ing blood, heroic blood, cowardly blood. The tendency 
may skip a generation or two, but it is sure to come out, as 
in a little child you sometimes see a similarity to a great- 
grandfather whose picture hangs on the wall. That the 
physical and mental and moral qualities are hereditable is 
patent to any one who keeps his e5'es open. The similarity 
is so striking sometimes as to be amusing. Great families, 
regal or literary, are apt to have the characteristics all down 
through the generations, and what is more perceptible in 
such families may be seen on a smaller scale in all families. 
A thousand years have no power to obliterate the difference. 

The large lip of the House of Austria is seen in all the 
generations, and is called the Hapsburg lip. The house of 
Stewart always means, in all generations, cruelty and bigotry 
and sensuality. Scottish blood means persistence, English 
blood means reverence for the ancient, Welsh blood means 
religiosity, Danish blood means fondness for the sea, Indian 
blood means roaming disposition, Roman blood means con- 

The Jewish facility for accumulation you ma}' trace clear 
back to Abraham, of whom the Bible says, " he was rich in 
silver and gold and cattle, ' ' and to Isaac and Jacob, who had 
the same characteristics. Some families are characterized by 
longevity, and they have a tenacity of life positively 
Methu.sela-ish. Others are characterized by Goliathan 

^3^ Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

stature, and you can see it for one generation, two genera- 
tions, five generations, in all the generations. Vigorous 
theology runs on in the line of the Alexanders. Tragedy 
runs on in the family of the Kembles. Literature runs on in 
the line of the TroUopes. Philanthropy runs on in the line 
of the Wilberforces. Statesmanship runs on in the line of 
the Adamses. Henr>' and Catherine of Navarre religious, 
all their families religious. The celebrated family of the 
Casini — all mathematicians. The celebrated family of the 
Medici— grandfather, son and Catharine— all remarkable for 
keen intellect. The celebrated family of Gustavus Adolphus 
— all warriors. 

This law of heredity asserts itself without reference to 
social or political condition ; for you sometimes find the ig- 
noble in high place and the honorable in obscure place. A 
descendant of Edward I. a toll gatherer. A descendant of 
Edward III. a doorkeeper. A descendant of the Duke of 
Northumberland a trunkmaker. Some of the mightiest 
families of England are extinct, while some of those most 
honored in the peerage go back to an ancestry of hard 
knuckles and rough exterior. This law of heredity is en- 
tirely independent of social or political condition. Then 
you find avarice and jealousy and sensuality and fraud hav- 
ing full .swing in some families. The violent temper of 
Frederick William is the inheritance of Frederick the Great. 
It is not a theory to be set forth by worldly philosophy only, 
but by divine authority. Do you not remember how the 
Bible speaks of " a chcsen generation," of "the generation 
of the righteous," of "the generation of vipers," of an 
"untoward generation," of "a stubborn generation," of 
the iniquity of the past visited upon the children unto the 
third and fourth generations." So that the text comes 
to-day with the force of a projectile hurled from mightiest 
catapult—" Whose son art thou, thou young man ? " 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. ijj 


The Norton family, of Berlin, Hartford county, Conn., are 
a family of considerable notoriety, possessing business tact 
and the ability to accumulate wealth. They are connected 
to the Elderkin family by the marriage of Dr. Vine Elderkin, 
of Ashville, N. Y., to Nancy Norton. 

Thomas Norton was born in England and emigrated to 
Guilford in 1639, two years later than John Elderkin I. 


1. Thomas Norton II. He lived in Saybrook ; married 
Elizabeth Mason. 

2. John Norton. 

Four daughters, names unknown. 

Thomas Norton II. and Elizabeth (Mason) Norton. 


I. Thomas Norton III. 

Thomas Norton III., of Saybrook, married Rebecca 
Neil. The invoice of his estate at his decease was dated 
February 26, 1727, and the valuation amounted to 903 
pounds, 14 shillings and 6 pence. The portion received by 
his son Jedediah was 74 pounds, 17 shillings and 3 pence, 
which indicates that he had a large family of eight or ten 


4th child. Jedediah Norton ; born December 3, 17 12. 


Genealogy of the Elderkin Family, 

Jedediali Norton, born in Saybrook, December 3, 17 12. 
Eunice Cowls, of Meriden, first wife. In 1746 he married 
Achsali Norton, born June 10, 1721 ; died August 8, 1805. 
Jedediah died March 7, 1794. 

He bought a farm in the southern part of Berhn, where 
he lived and died. 


1. Jedediah Norton II. 

2. Eunice Norton. 


3. Josiah Norton. 

4. Eydia Norton ; married Mr. Thompson. 

5. Rebecca Norton ; married Mr. Wright and died Sep- 
tember, 1837, uged 84. Her son, Norton Wright, was born 
November 28, 1777. He married Betsey Norton June 27, 
1820, and died March 8, 1855, aged 77. 

6. Samuel Norton I. ; died when a child. 

7. Samuel Norton II.; born Sunday, September 30, 1759. 

8. Ruth Norton ; married Mr. Upson. 

They also had one other child, who died in infancy. 

Samuel Norton II.; born in Berlin, September 30, 1759. 
Phoebe Edwards ; born February 19, 1770. They were 
married January 22, 1789. He died October 22, 1832 ; she 
died August 13, 1854. 






1. Edward. 

2. Betsey. 

3. Nancy. 

4. Harriet. 

5. Hiram. 

6. Philip. 

7. Henry. 

8. Samuel III 

9. George. 
10. William. 

Feb. 15, 1790. 
Aug. 13, 1791. 
Sept. 17, 1793. 
April 27, 1796. 
Oct. 17, 1798. 
Mar. 2. iSoi. 
April 10, 1803. 
Sept. 7, 1806. 
Feb. II, 1810. 
June 21, 1812. 

Vine Elderkin, M.D. 

Mar. 30, 1826. 

Nov. 5, 1868. 
Dec. 9, 1820. 
Jan. 2, 1880. 
July 7, 1863. 
Feb. 22, 1826. 
July 26, 1880. 


Oct. 7, 1826. 
Dec. 9, 1829. 
Oct. 10. 1877. 

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Samuel Norton II. was a farmer and an extensive land 
owner. He was a superior financier. His estate, real and 
bank stock, at his death invoiced between eighty and one 
hundred thousand dollars. In his will he gave to one-half of 
his children twice the amount given to the other half. To his 
daughter, Nancy Elderkin, he gave $i,ooo at the time of her 
marriage and $12,000 in bank stock at his decease. Three 
only of his children had heirs. 

Nancy Norton ; born in Berlin, September 17, 1793. Vine 
Elderkin; born in Genesee, N. Y., January 5, 1797. They 
were married March 30, 1826. 

The records of this family will be found on page 44. 

Harriet Norton ; born in Berlin, April 27, 1796. Freedom 
Heart ; born August 28, 1796. They were married Novem- 
ber 8, 1824. 

Mr. Heart had a former wife, by whom he had a family 
of children. 


1. Julia; born June 26, 1816; married H. W. Heart, 
January 28, 1841 ; died April 3, 1847. 

2. William C. ; born March 13, 1818 ; married Helen 
Dan forth. 

3. Sarah A.; born Feb. 5, 1820 ; married Orris B. Savage, 
September 24, 1845. 

4. James; born April 17, 1821; died December 3, 1821. 

Harriet ( Norton ) Heart was a highly educated and 
accomplished lady. Her manners were easy and her conver- 
sation entertaining. She was kind, noble and intellectual, 
and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She received 
from her father's estate $6,000. She had no children. 

/jd Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Philip Norton ; born in Berlin, Ct., March 2, iHoi. 
Elizabeth Newber)- ; born in Wethersfield , May 31, 1810. 
The}' were married March 28, 1835. 


1. Samuel IV.; born Feb. 16, 1836. 

2. John ; bom March 18, 1838. 

3. Henrietta; born August i, 1840. 

4. Alice ; born April 3, 1843. 

5. George ; born May 24, 1847. 

6. Elizabeth ; born August 26, 1849. 

7. Sarah; born January 21, 1852. 

Philip Norton was a very energetic business man, and 
accumulated a large property. He died July 26, 1880, leav- 
ing a bright, well-to-do family of children and grandchildren. 
Their address is Berlin, Hartford county, Ct. 

Henry Norton; born April 10, 1803. Adelia M. Atwood, 
born February 27, 1805. They were married May 22, 1825. 

Second wife, Mary Angeline Tuttle ; born Maj^ 3, 1825 ; 
married May 3, 1849. 

(Address, Berlin, Hartford county, Ct.) 


1. Elizabeth M.; born November 8, 1827; died April i, 

2. Jane ; born August 28, 1829 ; died November 5, 1832. 

3. Amanda ; born May 12, 1831 ; died November 4, 1832. 

4. Samuel ; born November 3, 1832 ; died June 13, 1833. 

5. Adelia M. ; born August 14, 1834, 

6. Henry H.; born October 23, 1840, 

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7. Mar}' A.; born Februar}' 28, 1856. 

8. Jane Martha ; l)orn December 12, 1852. 

9. Edward W. ; boni February' 14, 1855 ; died February 
21, 1855. 

TO. Albert E. ; born March 27, 1856. 

11. Ida; born Ma}- 27, 1858. 

12. Nettie; born May 26, i860. 

Henry Norton was a stirring, active man, but lacked the 
financial ability common to the Norton family. He has a 
family of bright, intellectual children. 

/j8 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 


The Walker family are connected to the Elderkin family 
by the marriage of Dyer W. Elderkin to Cornelia Walker, 
second daughter and fourth child of Thomas Dewey Walker 
and Amelia (Hays) Walker. As a race they are noted for 
their industry, business tact and number of children. James 
Walker was of Irish descent and was married in Connecticut 
to Sarah Shapley, a lady of Scotch ancestry. They removed 
to Chenango county. New York, where they raised a family. 
He was an officer in the army of the Revolution, and con- 
tinued in the service until the glorious victory of American 
independence was won. 


1. Shapley ; married to Lois . 

2. Samuel; " Clarrie . 

3. James; " Jane Paget. 

4. John. 

5. Sally; " Ward King. 

6. Eydia ; " James Eee. 

7. Anna; " Thomas Tanner. 

8. Polly; " Joseph Beckwith. 

9. Thomas D. " Amelia Hays. 


I, Willard ; 2, Scovel ; 3, James; 4, Clara, unmarried; 
5, Almira, married Hon. Judge Stacy ; 6, a daughter whose 
name is unknown. 

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I, Nathaniel; 2, Dewey; 3, Edward; 4, Simeon; 5, 
Samuel ; 6, Ransom ; 7, Nelson ; 8, Willard ; 9, William ; 
10, Lorane ; ri, Marioh ; 12, Harriet; 13, Sally; 14, Cla- 
rinda ; 15, 16 and 17, three daughters whose names are not 

JAMES walker's children — SEVENTH GENERATION. 

I, Nicholas ; 2, James ; 3, Willard ; 4, Daniel ; 5, Wil- 
liam ; 6, Jane ; 7, Hannah ; 8, Sarah ; 9, Julia. 


I, Dewey; 2, Abigail, married Mr. Nash; 3, Sally, 
married Quinn Tappin ; 4, Sylvenus. 

Mr. Nash lived near Adrian, Michigan ; had a family. 
Mr. Tappin lived in Toledo, Ohio ; had two children. 


Salh' Walker married Ward King. 

Their family record will be found with the King family. 

LYDIA (walker) lee's children — SEVENTH GENERATION. 

I, James ; 2, Alphonzo ; 3, Daniel ; 4, Erastus ; 5, Wil- 
liam ; and several others. 


1. Ira located near Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county ; 
had a family. 

2. John married and located near Mayville, Chautauqua 
county, N. Y. ; they had two children, a daughter and son. 

3. Sally married Eda Weatherly, Esq., of Kiantom. He 
is a man of energy and strong bias. They raised a family 
of four sons and two daughters. Two of their sons are 
noted for their educational acquisitions and business talents. 

4. James. 

140 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

5. Lj-dia married Isaac Wilcox and located near May- 
ville, Chautauqua county, N. Y., where they raised three 
children, two sons and a daughter. One of their sons is an 
attorney- at-law, located at Titusville, Pa. 

6. Jemima married Ira Boynton, who is yet living, nearly 
90 years old. He has only two grandchildren of his family 
living, a grandson and granddaughter, located near Riceville, 
Crawford county. Pa. 

7. Nichols. 


1. John Beckwith, M. D. A man of remarkable rheto- 
rical talent. The writer recollects hearing John, when a 
young man, tell a story of a dog and a woodchuck, which 
aroused the sympathies of the listeners to such an extent 
that every ej^e was filled wnth tears. 

2. Walker Beckwith, whose characteristics and historj^ 
are unknown. 

Thomas Dewey Walker was born in Chenango county, 
N. Y., July 24, 1795. Amelia Hays was born September 26, 
1796. They w^ere married June 9, 1817. He died April 8, 
1852 ; she died June 22, 1866. 

Thomas D. Walker possessed a large amount of energ}'- 
and enterprise. In an early day he moved to Freehold, 
Warren county, Pa., where he engaged in clearing up a farm 
and making shingles, which were hauled and sold at West- 
field, Chautauqua county. His older sons usually drove the 
teams and on their return brought back loads of groceries, flour 
and dry goods, w^hich were sold to his poor neighbors for labor. 
In this manner he supplied, during the pinching winter of 1 844, 
many families who were almost starved. So straitened were 
some of those early settlers at that time that they fed their 
children on bran bread and hay tea^ Mr. Walker was a very 
kind man, of even temper and enduring patience. His 

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affection and good will toward his wife and children were so 
strong that no jar ever occurred between them, and his gen- 
erosity extended almost without limit toward his neighbors, 
who sometimes, through envy, returned evil for good. 
Amelia, his wife, was such a mother in every good word and 
work as few children have been blessed with. The neatness 
of her household affairs was unsurpassed. Her refined and 
moral instructions were deeply imprinted in the minds and 
memory of her children. They were both members of the 
Baptist church. She was the daughter of Rev. Caleb Haj's 
and Anna (Cook) Hays. He administered to a Baptist 
church in Chenango county, N. Y., during a long and useful 
life. During the progress of their married lives, Thomas 
and Amelia Walker embraced the Universal faith and doc- 
trine, in which they reared their family. To this faith both 
parents and children adhered with unshaken confidence 
through life and in the trying ordeal of death. They w^ere 
both born in Chenango county, N. Y., where I think all their 
children were born. Thomas and his youngest two children, 
Denzil D. and Mary E., died from typhoid fever and bad 
medication. Their remains rest in the family lot in the 
cemetery at Columbus, Warren county, Pa. Of their eight 
children, only one survives at this writing, 1886. 







I. Daniel H. 

June 21, iSiS. 

1, Sophia Hawkins. 

2, Mrs. Elsa Greene. 

Sept. S, 1843. 

Aug. 7, 1884. 

2. Rachel. 

Sept. 30, 1819. 

Horace Pardee. 

Sept. S, 1842. 

Dec. 2, 1883. 

3. William. 

Ju V 28, 1S21. 

Marv DeLong. 

June 6, 1844. 

4. Cornelia. 

July 17, 1S23. 

D. W. Elderkin. 

Sept. 8, 1S42. 

June 27, 1S54. 

5. Augustin H. 

Nov. I, 1S26. 

1, C. R. Barker. 

2, L. H. Freeman. 

Feb. 22, 1849. 
Jan. 14, 1854. 

Apr. 23, 18S0. 

6. Samantha. 

April 29, 1S30. 

Oct. 2, 1847. 

7. Denzil D. 

Nov., 1S33, 

May 5, 1S52. 

8. Mary E. 

Jan. 5, 1837. 

June 8. 1832. 

This family w^ere bright intellectuallj^, medium size, well 
formed and developed physicall}-, with very fine features. 


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Daniel N. Walker, eldest son of Thomas D. Walker, was 
born in Chenango county, N. Y., June 21, 1818. 

Sophia Hawkins, Chautauqua county, N. Y. 

Married September 8, 1843. 

Second marriage to Mrs. Elsa Greene, 1866. 

Mrs. Sophia Walker died March 21, 1865. 

D. N. Walker died August 7, 1884. 

(Address of Mrs. Klsa Greene Walker, Youngsville, 
Warren county, Pa.) 







I. Emily J. 

March i, 1845. 


2. Clarance. 

Nov. 9, 1S46. 


3. Rosa. 

Oct 8, 1848. 

Chester O. Wright. 

4. Edmond D. 

June 28, 1850. 

Mary E. Bixler. 

Mar. I, 1877. 

S. James H. 

April 16. 1853. 

Nettie A. Hyde. 

May 4, 18S2. 

6. Arloa S. 

Feb. 15, 1S55. 

Alex. Patterson. 

Oct. b, 1.S70. 

7. Jessee D. 

October, 1857. 

8. Charles. 

July 15, i860. 

Feb. 15, 1878. 

9. Mary M. 

May 23, 1862. 

Wm. Ripley. 

Aug. 4, 1880. 

Jan. 15, 1882. 

10. Harlev. 

Sept. II, 1863. 

Daniel Walker was an industrious farmer, very liberal and 
kind to his family and to neighbors He owned his farm and 
furnished a good living for his large family, which was aug- 
mented by six or seven minor children of his second wife. 
Sophia was a kind, good woman, but did not possess so large 
an amount of tact in business and economy as Elsa. She 
considered the remote as well as the most contiguous wants, 
and made provision for both. Daniel's children were all 
born in Freehold, Warren county. Pa. 

Rosa Walker, born October 8, 1848, married Chester O. 

(Address, Columbus, Warren county, Pa.) 

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1. Cyrus Wright ; born December i, 1862. 

2. Matta Wright ; born April, 186S. 

Chester O Wright is a large, fine looking man. He owns 
a farm and is a carpenter and joiner by trade. Rosa is a 
short, fat little chub, who makes the sun shine wherever she 

Edmond D. Walker ; born June 28, 1850. 
Mary E. Bixler ; born June 6, 1852. 
They were married March i, 1877. 
(Address, Bellville, Richland county, Ohio.) 


I. Charley L. Walker; born July 14, 1878, at Bellville, 

Edmond D. Walker is getting along nicely for a } oung 
farmer. It is said Mrs. Walker is a good helper and the best 
kind of a partner. 

James H. Walker ; born April 16, 1853. 
Nellie A. Hyde; born Januarj- i, 1863. 
They were married May 4, 1882. 
(Address, Youngsville, Warren county, Pa.) 

James is a good, honest, industrious, generous young 
man, and his wife knows it. 

Arlqa Sophia Walker ; born February 15, 1855. 
Alexander A. Patterson ; bom June 15, 1845. 
They were married October 6, 1870. 

(^Address, Fredericktown, Knox county, Ohio.) 


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1. George W. Patterson ; born August 14, 1871. 

2. Frank C. Patterson ; born July 24, 1877. 

Alexander A. Patterson is a merchant and postmaster. 
He was employed several years as a ticket agent in railroad 
office. Arloa is a charming, sprightly little woman. 

Rachel Walker was born in the town of Green, Chenango 
county, N. Y. , September 13, 1819. 

Horace Pardee was born in Russia, Herkimer county, N. 
Y., November 10, 1820. 

They were married September 8, 1842. 

(Address, L,odi, Barber county, Kansas.) 

Rachel Pardee died December 2, 1883. 







I. Amelia D. 

Nov. 5, 1843. 

1, George Ellis. 

2, C. E. McQueen. 

Mar. 31, 1862. 
Nov. 20, 1S66. 

2. Averrv C. 

May 10, 1846. 

May 10, 1846. 

3. Adelia E. 

May 5. 1^47- 

May 6, 1S47. 

4. Alice L- 

March 2, 1848. 

I. N. Tucker. 

.Sept. 22, 1872. 

S. Adelaide L. 

Nov. 5, 1S49. 

James Dunn. 

May 29, 1870. 

6. Adelbert K. 

July 6, 1851. 

7. Addison A. 

August 4, 1853. 

8. Aldaman D 

Feb. 3, 1855. 

9. Allene A. 

July 4, 1856. 

James Kimmel. 

Mav 14, 1884. 

10. Arloa A. 

April 7, 1862. 

Wm. R. Maloy. 

July 4, 1882. 

II. Augustin H 

Jan. 9, 1864. 

Nov., 1864. 

Horace Pardee is the eldest son of a respectable and 
wealthy farmer who resided in Harmony, Chautauqua 
county, N. Y. A few years after his marriage he removed 
to Kansas, before the breaking out of the Southern rebellion. 
Here the incipient conflict between slavery and freedom was 
inaugurated, and here some of the most cruel and barbarous 
acts of the war were perpetrated. His home was attacked 
by guerrilla bandits at different times, when a small quantity 

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of household goods and a large quantity of children were 
pitched into two lumber wagons, he driving one team and 
his wife the other, and made his escape with his precious 
freight over the plains to lodge in some secluded cornfield, 
with no shelter but their wagons. Mr. Pardee, with his 
neighboring pioneers, organized themselves into a committee 
of safety, which was afterward recognized by the Govern- 
ment. These bold, fearless men, enraged by murder and 
plunder, went down upon the Missouri banditti like a pack 
of bloodhounds. They often sent them flying into their 
own state, where they captured and drove awa}^ large herds 
of cattle and horses. 

Lieutenant Pardee carries the mark of Rebel lead in one 
of his hands, a wound received in one of those almost hand- 
to-hand conflicts with a guerrilla band. He is a rough-hewn 
man, but one of courage and great force of character. 

Rachel, his wife, proved herself no less courageous and 
meritorious in her pioneer life. The little ones were always 
protected and cared for. Her humane principles and ele- 
vated sentiments were born and bred into her children so 
effectually that they are a family of worthy, useful citizens. 

Amelia D. Pardee ; born November 5, 1843. 

(Present address, Eureka, Greenwood county, Kansas.) 

George Ellis ; born February i, 1832. 

They were married March 31, 1862. 

George Ellis died May i, 1864. 

Charles E. McQueen, second husband ; born September 
2, 1840. 

They were married November 20, 1866. 


I- Arthur R. Ellis ; born at Paola, Kansas, August 4,- 

/^<5 Genealogy of the Elaerkin Patnily. 

2. Gu}' H. McQueen ; born at Wolcottville, Indiana, 
January 22, 1868. 

3. Bissie A. McQueen ; born at Louisburg, Kansas, Feb- 
ruary 6, 1877. 

George Ellis was a mechanic by occupation, and was 
noted for his manly deportment and generosity as a citizen. 
He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army in the 
War of the Rebellion. He was also noted for his honor and 
bravery as an officer and soldier. He died from wounds re- 
ceived in battle. Ellis county and Ellis City were named in 
honor of this noble Lieutenant. 

Charles E. McQueen is a farmer, a hard working, ener- 
getic, honest man, holding the confidence and esteem of his 
neighbors and the strongest affection and love of his wife 
and children. 

. Mrs. Amelia McQueen was fortunate in her birth, from 
being favored with more than ordinary development of intel- 
lectual faculties, well braced up by a perfect phj^sical 
structure. She has been fortunate in the selection of two 
worthy men as husbands, and her prospects are now fair for 
a prosperous and useful life. Possessing a clear understand- 
ing of the world and its duties, she is prompt and active in 
every line of life before her. She is led to pity, rather than 
despise, the less favored children of humanity. 

Alice E- Pardee; born March 2. 1848. 
Isaac N. Tucker ; born April 29, 185 1. 
They were married September 22, 1872. 

(Address, Lodi, Barber county, Kansas.) 


1. Ethelyn V.; born August 26, 1873, at Paola, Kansas. 

2. Josiah D.; born January 10, 1876, at Kellogg, Iowa. 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. I47 

3. Eugene N. ; bom August 16, 1880, at Lodi, Kansas. 

4. EllaE.; born September 12, 1882. 

Adelaide E. Pardee ; born November 5, 1849. 

James Dunn ; born . 

They were married May 29, 1870. 
(Address, Ottawa, Franklin county, Kansas. 


They have four children, of whom we have no record. 

Allene A. Pardee ; born July 14, 1856. 
James Kimmel : boni September 2, 1838. 
They were married May 14, 1884. 
(Address, Eodi, Barber county, Kansas.) 

Arloa A. Pardee ; bom April 7, 1862. 
William B. Maloy ; born October 13, 1858. 
The}' were married July 4, 1882. 
(Address, Sheron, Barber county, Kansas.) 


I. John A.; born September 22, 18S3. in Medicine Lodge, 

William Walker, second son of Thomas D. Walker, was 
born in the town of Greene, Chenango county, N. Y., July 
28, 1821. 

(Address, Bearlake, Warren county. Pa. ) 

In his boyhood he displayed a talent for business above 
the ordinary gifts to mankind. At the period of his majority 
he bought a sawmill and a tract of pine timber, which by 
his energy and good management he paid for in a short time. 
While engaged in lumbering he entered into a co-partnership 

/^(S Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

with his brother in-law, D W. Elderkin, in the mercantile 
bnsiness in i'S5o, which business was not a success. From 
the stringent condition of the times, many of their customers 
failed to pay up their debts and the firm lost several thousand 
dollars, which affected the company' seriously in their 
finances. But with unshaken courage Mr Walker pursued 
his lumber business for several years with success. In the 
meantime he engaged as the leader of a company to raise 
the sunken hull of an emigrant boat that went down in Lake 
Erie, containing a safe with $100,000 in gold and silver. 
They built a wrecker in Buffalo and spent a year in their 
enterprise. They found the hull and hitched to her, and 
drew her half a mile toward shore, when the fastening broke 
and she was again left to the mercy of the wind and waves. 
When they found her again, .she was too deeply imbedded in 
sand to be recovered, so there was another loss of several 
thousand dollars. 

Mr. Walker, soon after this effort, bought a farm of 400 
acres in the neighborhood of his present residence, where he 
bred and dealt extensively in fine stock. In this business he 
was very successful. He is now retired with sufficient means 
for old age. He is 5 feet 10 inches in height and weighs 165 
pounds ; is a fine looking man, with easy manners, affable 
address, and is a fluent conversationalist, mirthful in the 
selection of topics, calm and certain in government, generous 
to the poor and hospitable to his guests. He was a kind son 
to his aged mother, who leaned on his strong arm until the 
last moment of her life. His moral deportment is an exam- 
ple of chastit}^ and fidelity worthy of imitation. 

Mar}' M. (DeEong) Walker is one of women who 
are a public blessing to the race. Her stabilit}- of mind and 
superior judgment do much to guide the weak and wavering 
in the community where she resides. Among her intimate 
acquaintances and friends she is a model of womanh- graces. 
She speaks of the faults of the erring reluctantly, always 

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noting some palliating circumstance in their case. She is 
well read in the substantial literature of the age. As a wife 
she has stood side by side with her husband as a counselor 
and helper, always doing her part well, and never frowning 
upon him in times of adversity. They are a happy family, 
having raised two sons and a young lady, Miss Velma Grace 

They all belong to the Universal Church. 

William Walker ; born July 28, 1821. 
Mary M. Delyong ; born November 22, 1821. 
They were married June 6, 1844. 






1. Cecil E. 

2. Leon E. 

June 19, 1848. 
Nov. 3, 1850. 

Kilo Curtis. 
Klnia J. Spencer. 

Nov. 5, 1S70. 
May, 1874. 

Cecil E. Walker was born June 19, 1848. 
Ello Curtis was born November 3, 1850. 
They were married November 5, 1870. 
(Address, Bearlake, Warren county. Pa.) 


I. Roy Curtis Walker; born in Freehold, Pa., April 8, 

Cecil E- Walker is a farmer, occupying his father's old 
homestead. He resembles his father so nearly in his charac- 
teristics that a full description of him would be only a repe- 
tition of what has already been said. 

Mrs. Ello Walker may well be an amiable, intellectual, 
kind woman, descending, as she did, from a union of the 
Curtis and Dewey families. Their .son is a bright, intelligent 

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Thus we see in the human family that affinity seeks its 
equal, and heredity, both physical and mental, passes down 
through the generations from age to age. 

Leon Elmer Walker ; born December 9, 1851. 
Elma J. Spencer; born April 26, 1855. 
They were married May, 1874. 
(Address, Bearlake, Warren county. Pa. 


I. Carl D. Walker; born in Freehold, Pa., August 23, 

Leon E. Walker is also a farmer, living on a portion of 
his father's old estate. If possible, he possesses more energy 
and fervency of organization than was common to his ances- 
tors. His stock is fine, his farming neat and always on time, 
and his residence a mansion that would be an honor to a 
large town. He is unlike his father, being inclined to taci- 

Mrs. Elma J. (Spencer) Walker came from a worthy par- 
entage and brought to her husband's estate several thousand 
dollars. They are a well matched couple, both possessing 
the accumulative qualities of mind Leon is a graduate of 
a commercial college, and in addition has a good common 
English education. Carl D. is another bright boy. 

Through respect to Mrs. Mary M. 1 DeLong) Walker and 
her descendants, the writer has introduced into this work 
the following short sketch of the DeLong family : 

Francis DeEong was a patriot and an officer in the Revo- 
lutionary war. He married Elizabeth Wells, both of Con- 
necticut. They raised a large family, the third son's name 
being Jacob. 

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Jacob DeLong married Anna Underwood. 


1. Emma I,.; married Ira Pearse and had a family. 

2. Elizabeth W. 

3. Anna M. 

4. Elias Ruel ; married and had a family. 

5. Anna E. 

6. Mary M.; married Wm. Walker and raised a family. 

7. Electa Jane. 

8. Jacob Albert. 

Of the descendants of the DeEong family, one of them is 
noted as an Arctic explorer, and one as a minister of the 

Augustin Hays Walker; born November i, 1826. 
Married C. R. Barker February 22, 1849. 
Married Eouisa H. Freeman January 14, 1854. 
C. R. Walker died May 8, 1852. 
Augustin H. Walker died April 23, 1880. 


1. Elvene M. 

2. Alene C. 

3. Ella E. 

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The first that we hear of the King family of Cherry 
Creek, Chautauqua comitj', N. Y., is in Rhode Island in 
1769. Ward and Wanton King were twin brothers. Ward 
removed to Massachusetts, where he married Sally Walker, 
who was b^rn in New Hampshire. They lived in Massa- 
chusetts until they had a family of eight children, when 
Ward and Wanton (Romulus and l-Jemus like), started for 
the far west to locate the site of their future homes. They 
bid adieu to their friends on the 3d of February, 18 17, and 
with three ox teams and sleds made their journey across the 
state of New York to Chautauqua county in twentj- days, 
where they landed in the town of Ellington on the 23d of 
the same month. Their site was cho.sen, not by the flight 
of birds, but from the beautiful flats that skirt the valley of 
the Conewango creek on its western border, near Cherry 
creek, one of its tributaries. This valley, about four miles 
wide and twenty miles long, is the bed of an ancient lake, 
which became drained off" from washing away of the outlet 
at Waterborough. Here the hills are over one hundred feet 
high with rapid descent to water's edge. Below this outlet 
the stream for half a mile is called the Conewango Rapids. 
From Cherry Creek to the outle!; of this defunct lake is about 
ten miles, yet the winding, vermicular course of the Cone- 
wango measured a distance of about thirty miles. In the 
bed of this stream, fifteen feet below the surface, are seen 
the bodies of trees sticking out from the banks in a state of 
complete preservation. The ages only can tell when those 
water-soaked trees found their final resting place in the bot- 
tom of that beautiful sheet of water, on whose bosom that 

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Indian's bark floated of whom we have no legend. In 
this wild, romantic and beautiful valley Ward and Wanton 
King took up their farms and erected their humble cabins 
within about one hundred rods of each other. Here they 
raised their families. Here they lived to see the growth and 
progress of the country- around them, and here they enjoyed 
more of life than a Caesar or an Alexander. In their old 
age, it is said, they usually met once a day for a sit-down 
visit, when each would relate some of the same old anecdotes, 
to as complete entertainment of both as though thej- were 
entirely new. iSoon after the settlement of the Kings, Mr. 
Kent came in with a large famih' and joined them as a 
neighbor. From this time the settlement increased rapidly, 
and Cherrs' Creek became a hamlet with a variety store, 
postoffice, hotel, school house, blacksmith shop, etc. Here 
the people, full of patriotism and love of country, assembled 
with fife and drum on the Fourth of July to celebrate their 
victory over old England, and the glories of the land of the 
free and the home of the brave. This state of things may 
look insignificant compared to the pomp and displaj' of 
present demonstrations, but these pioneer settlements were 
the corner stones of all the greatness and grandeur of our 
now magnificent country. Those were noble blooded men. 
They were brave, persistent, strong minded, honest people, 
who voted lor General Jackson, honest government and 
equal rights. The Kings, Kents, Greenes, Bentleys and 
others intermarried and raised families to such an extent 
in and about Cherry Creek that a visitor cannot make a tour 
of the relationship in a period of six weeks. As a family 
and connection they are well provided with the necessities, 
conveniences and comforts of life. In fact, most of them 
enjoy all the luxuries of life that afford healthful and abid- 
ing pleasure. Their nicely painted farmhouses are furnished 
with carpets, instruments of music and upholstered furniture. 
Their neat and spacious barns are alive with fine stock and 


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supplied with carriages, harnesses and robes. They live at 
home, ride in their own carriages of ease and splendor, and 
sleep without dreams of financial crashes. 

Ward King was born in West Greenwich, R. I., Febru- 
ary, 1769. 

Sally Walker was born in New Hampshire May, 1776. 
They were married 1795. , 

Ward King died August, 1848. 
Sally King died January, 1858. 







I. Susan. 

April, 1796. 

Benj. Bentley. 

Jan., 1816 

June, 1873. 

2. Wanton. 

Oct., 1798. 

Martha Popple. 

Jan., 182-?. 

July, 1869. 

3. Ward, Jr. 

Mav 12, 1801. 

Dollv Kent. 

Nov , 1828. 

Dec. 15, 1886. 

4. Lydia. 

June, 1804. 

Wm. Kelhourne. 

Oct. 7, 1824. 

1 886 

5. James. 

July, 1S06. 


Oct., 1834. 

May, 1873. 

6. Hiram. 

Dec, 1809 

Catherine Graves. 

Nov., 1S37. 

7. Norman. 

July, 1813. 

Pamelia Watson. 

Nov., 1840. 

May, 1879. 

8. Benjamin, 

July, i8r6. 

Laura Pendleton. 

Sept., 1843. 

9. Sallv. 

June, 1820. 

Wm. Pendleton. 

Oct.. 1849. 

Of this family all had children except Norman and Sally. 
The connection is too extensive for the design of this work, 
and therefore we will only introduce the families of Ward, 
Jr., and Benjamin. 

Ward King, Jr., was born May 12, 1801. 

Dolly Kent was born October 7, 1809. 

They were married November, 1828. 

Dolly King died November, 1856. 

Ward King, Jr., died December 15, 1886. 

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I. Jane A. 

March 17, 1S29. 

Lester J. Martin. 

April 4, 1850. 

2. Lois. 

August 13, 1S30. 

Dyer W. Elderkin 

Aug. 22, 1854. 

3. Eliza. 

Nov. 9, 1.S32. 

Hopkins Carr. 

Nov. 21. 1S58. 

4. Lyman. 

March i, 1833. 

Harriet R. Martin. 

Oct. 19, 1856. 

5. George. 

In infancy. 

6. John. 

March 29, 1838. 

ist, Nora Walker. 
2d, C. Schermerhorn 

Oct. 25, 1859. 
June 9, 1872. 

7. Lucy. 

Feb. 10, 1839. 

ist, Delos Carl 

2d, Delbert Bentlev. 

-Mav 13, i860. 
Dec. II, 1880. 

8. Laura A. 

Nov. 22, 1840. 

J. B. Shattiick. 

Sept. 7, 1862. 

9. Williana. 

April 16. 1S44. 

Laura A. Bentlv. 

May 17, 1873. 

10. Willard. 

April 16, 1844. 

Died a 

Union soldier. 

Nov., 1863. 

Ward King, Jr., was a farmer and mechanic. He con- 
ducted his farm in a very neat stj^e during the summer 
season, and spent the winter in his shop making chairs and 
other useful articles. He raised a large and respectable 
famil)-, who are all getting on finely in the comforts and 
conveniences of life. He died December i8th, 1886, at the 
age of eighty-five years, at his home at Cherry Creek, Chau- 
tauqua count}'. New York. 

Mrs. Dolh' King came from a good family of stirring, 
enterprising people. Two of her brothers were engaged ex- 
tensively in manufacturing and shipping lumber, and one of 
her cousins has been a banker in Jamestown, New York, for 
nearly fifty years. She was a kind mother and highly 
respected lad)-. She died from a cancer in the breast. 

Jane A. King; bom at Cherry Creek, N. Y., March 17, 

Lester J. Martin ; born October 28, 1828. 

They were married April 4, 1850. 

(Address, Lincolnville, Crawford county, Pa.) 



0/ the Elderkin Family. 






1. Charles E. March 13, i860. 

2. Willis A. t)ctober5, 1S61. 

3. Frank L. ' May 16, 1864. 

4. Carrie A. 1 May 26, 1867. 

Adda Ray Oakes. April 7,1885. 
Anna A. Farriugtonl Jan. 3, 1883 

April 26, 1S66. 
John Foxburg. Dec. 31, 188^. 

Lester J. Martin is a farmer and merchant, a keen, 
shrewd business man. He is reliable and prompt in all his 
engagements, and has accumulated a nice estate. He en- 
gages in no neighborhood bickerings, is kind in his family 
and a trustworthy friend. 

Charles E. Martin ; born at Lincolnville, March 13, i860. 
Adda R. Oakes ; born in Wayne township, October 14, 

They were married April 7, 1885. 

(Address, Ivincolnville, Crawford county, Pa.) 


I. Marie; born March 2, 1886. 

Charles E. Martin is 5 feet 11 inches in height, and 
weighs 170 pounds. Is a stirring business man, conducting 
the business of a general dry goods, grocery and variety 
store at L,incolnville. He has charge of the postoffice also. 

Mrs. Addie Martin's height is 5 feet 6 inches ; weight, 
148 pounds. She was born in Wayne township, Crawford 
county, Pa., attended high school in Meadville, Pa., also 
State Normal School at Edinboro, and graduated in music 
at Chamberlain Institute, Randolph, New York, in June, 
1882. Her father's name, David H. Oakes ; mother's name, 
Eliza I Baldwin) Oakes. He died a Union soldier, January 
30, 1865. Her mother married O. B. Cravens, with whom 
Addie lived until her marriage. She is cool deliberate and 

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substantial in her organization, refined in manners, and 
practical in the duties of life. 

Willis A. Martin ; born at Lincolnville, October 5, 1861. 

Anna A. Farrington. 

They were married January 3, 1883. 

(Address, Riceville, Crawford county. Pa.) 

The}' have no children. 

Willis A. Martin is over six feet in height and weighs 
180 pounds. He is a farmer, with nice house, barn and fix- 
tures. He is pleasant, companionable and honest, and a 
good citizen. 

His wife is tall, slender and amiable, a lady in every 
sense of the word. They have the faculty of making their 
guests feel at home and the darkest day brilliant with the 
light of life and cheerful song. They both play on the 

Carrie A. Martin ; bom May 26, 1867. 
John Foxburg. 

They were married December 31, 1885. 
(Address, Lincolnville, Crawford county. Pa.) 

John and Carrie are a well bred couple, who have their 
footprints yet to make in the sands of the future. We be- 
lieve they will succeed well. 

Lois King; born in Cherr}^ Creek, August 31, 1830. 

Dyer W. Elderkin; born in Livingston county, N. Y., 
April 9, 18 1 7. 

(Address, Spartansburg, Crawford county- , Pa.) 

Their record can be found in Chapter VIH. of this work. 

Hopkins Carr ; born September 12, 1828. 

Matilda Kilborne, first wife ; bom October 10, 1829. 

/^^ Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

Eliza King, second wife ; born November 9, 1832. 

First marriage, December 27, 1848. 

Second marriage, to Eliza King, November 21, 1858. 

Mrs, Matilda Carr died May 22, 1858. 

(Address, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county, N. Y.) 


1. Sarah ; born September 26, 1849 ; married A. B. John- 
son, August 4, 1873. 

2. Clyrinda ; born March 11, 1851 ; married Z. E. Doug- 
las, March 8, 1870. 

3 and 4 died in infancy. 


5. Nason ; born February 20, 1861 ; died October 6, 1865. 

Hopkins Carr is a retired farmer, with means enough to 
live as he pleases. His integrity of character has secured 
the confidence and esteem of his townsmen, and his good 
judgment renders him useful to the weak and wavering. 

Mrs. Eliza Carr is a very large and fine looking woman. 
She weighs 220 pounds, and is noted for the neatness and 
style of her household affairs. 

Sarah Carr ; born September 26, 1849. 
A. B. Johnson. 

They were married August 4, 1873. 

(Address, Cottage, Cattaraugus county, N. Y.) 


1. Cora ; born April 25, 1874. 

2. Lora ; born August 20, 1878. 

They are nice people. 

Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 


Clyrinda Carr ; born March ii, 1851. 

Z. E. Douglas. 

They were married March 8, 1870. 

(Address, Fredonia, Chautauqua county, N. Y.) 


1. L,ula ; born November 12, 1874. 

2. Orton ; born June 9, 1876. 

This is another fine family. 

Lyman King ; born at Cherry Creek, March i, 1833. 
Harriet R. Martin ; born Feb. 4, 1833. 
The)' were married October 19, 1856. 
(Address, Riceville, Crawford county. Pa.) 







1. Clara D. 

2. Frank R. 

3. Edith A. 

October 21, 1857. 
Sept. 7, 1S60. 
Nov. 12, 1S63. 

Ruba F. Edwards, j Dec. 15, 1883. 

Nov. I, 1S60. 
Mar. 31, 1861. 

Lyman King is six feet tall and weighs i8o pounds He 
is a successful farmer, having built up a fine residence and 
spacious outbuildings. He is a deep, profound thinker, and 
reasons on science, the arts and politics. Mrs. Harriet King 
is an educated woman, with a clear mind on business mat- 
ters. Her aid and counsel have been of value to her hus- 
band, as the}' have traveled up the rugged path of life to a 
happy old age. She is well read in the literature of the day. 

Edith A. King ; born at Riceville, November 12, 1863. 
Ruba F. Edwards ; born in Indiana, Februarj^ 2, 1859. 
They were married December 13, 1883. 
(Address, Riceville, Crawford county, Pa.) 

i6o Genealogy of the Elaerkin Family, 

R F. Edwards lived at Panama, Chautauqua county, N. 
Y., until he was eleven years old. Since that time he has re- 
sided at Riceville. He had the advantages of a first-class 
English education. His employment was teaching before he 
was married. He is now engaged in farming. He is very 
energetic in business and very economical. 

Mrs. Edith Edwards also has a good common education. 
She is a good organist and well versed in the management of 
household affairs. They are a well matched couple and will 
pull together on the same end of the rope. They reside 
with her parents, and conduct the affairs of the farm and 
home under the supervision of Mr. and Mrs. King, who are 
not yet too old to make themselves useful. 

John King; born in Cherry Creek, March 29, 1838. 
Nora Walker, first wife ; born February 16, 1836. 
Mrs. Clarissa Schermerhorn, second wife ; born April 20, 

Married to first wife October 25, 1859. 

Married to second wife June 9, 1872. 

Mrs. Nora King died July 5, 1871. 

(Address, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county, N. Y.) 


1. Albert ; born May 22, 1861. 

2. Dolly ; born January 28, 1865. 

John King is a medium sized man of good habits and a 
kind, generous, companionable disposition. He is the clown 
of the King race, running over full of witty jokes, jests and 
puns. He is the life and entertainment of every party and 
circle that is favored with his presence. He is a farmer and 
mechanic. His development in mechanism is so great that 
he can construct and build all classes of machinery without 
having learned a trade. 

Genealogy oj the Elderkin Family. i6i 

Mrs. King possesses a superior financial ability. By put- 
ting their heads together they get along uicelj-. 

Luc}' King ; born in Cherry Creek, February lo, 1839. 

Delos Carl, first husband ; born December 10, 1832. 

Delbert Bentley, second husband ; born March 10, 1851. 

Married to Delos Carl May 13, i860. 

Married to Delbert Bentley December 11, 1880. 

Delos Carl died April 16, 1874. 

(Address, Cherr>- Creek. Chautauqua county, N. Y > 


1. Ulric Carl: born December i, 1863. 

2. Minnie Carl : bom May 11, 1865. 

Delos Carl was a good man for one of his organization, 
which was a highly nerv'ous temperament. He was quick to 
obser\"e and draw conclusions, easily excited, and endowed 
with a gift of language to express all he felt. Was indus- 
trious and a good provider. 

Mr. Bentlej^ is mild, kind and agreeable at home or 
abroad. His politeness and gentility in his own house make 
sunshine for his wife and their guests. 

Mrs. Lucy Bentley is 5 feet 7 inches in height ; weight, 
210 pounds. She is a very fine looking and fashionable 
lad}'. She is the principal correspondent of the family, re- 
porting births, marriages, condition of health and general 
progress among the connection. Distant visitors never think 
a visit complete until they have called on Lucy. She pos- 
sesses a will power superior to dictation, and is consequently 
self-reliant in all her purposes and acts. 

Minnie Carl ; born at Cherry Creek, May 11, 1865. 

Hoyt F. Smith. 

They were married September 28, 1881. 

(Address, Cherr>' Creek, Chautauqua count)', N. Y.) 


Genealogy of the Eldcrkin Family. 

Mr. Smith is a carpenter and house joiner. 

Mrs. Smith is educated in English branches and music. 

lyaura Aurilla King ; born November 22, 1840. 

Jerome B. Shattuck ; born May 27, 1841. 

They were married September 7, 1862. 

(Address, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county, N. Y.) 







1. Plinna. 

2. Dolly. 

3. Nine M. 

4. Flos. 

5. John F. 

June 21, 1863. 
June 13, 1867. 
July 17, 1871. 
Dec. 4, 1876. 
Julj' 10, 1879. 

Aug. 12, 1870. 

Jerome B. Shattuck is a very energetic business farmer. 
He deals extensively in fine imported stock, and winters 
from fifty to eighty head of cattle, besides sheep and hogs. 
His organ of acquisitiveness is large, and his judgment on 
stock and finances equal to his desire. 

Mrs. Shattuck is well adapted to her husband's business, 
being industrious and economical, always with her lamps 
trimmed and burning for early breakfasts and late suppers. 
They are strictly a business family, who find little time for 
visiting and social life. 

William King ; born at Cherry Creek, April 16, 1844. 
Laura A. Bentley ; born at Cherry Creek, April i, 1846. 
They were married May 17, 1873. 

(Address, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county, N. Y.) 


I. Ivinnie A. ; born May 10, 1879. 

William King is a large, strong man, who spent ten 

Genealogy of the Eiderkin Family. 


years in a saw mill and in the lumbering business before he 
was married, when he bought a farm and settled down to a 
more regular and easy life. He is industrious and economi- 
cal, and enjoys a large share of happiness in his comfortable 
home. He is a man of strong mind and good judo-- 
ment. In his selection of a wife he locked arms with one of 
the finest women of whom Cherry Creek can boast. She is 
open hearted, frank, candid, free from disguise, equivocation 
or dissimulation. Their little daughter is a remarkable child 
for brightness of intellect, beauty of person and womanly 

Benjamin King, the eighth child of Ward King, Sr., was 
born in the town of Hancock, Berkshire county, Mass., July 
23, 1816. 

Laura Pendleton was born in the town of Ellengton, 
Chautauqua county, N. Y., April 7, 1823. 

They were married September 28, 1843. 

(Address, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county, N. Y.) 




1. Vinal H. 

2. EliW. 

Oct. 20, 1844. 
July 12, 1855. 

Ella G. Sage. 
Mary M. Parsons. 




July I, 1865. 
Jan. I, 1883. 

Benjamin King and his brother, Norman, continued to 
occupj^ the old homestead many years after the death of 
their father, which was ten years previous to the death of 
their mother, who lived with them. Benjamin finally 
bought out his brother and erected a fine residence on the 
same site where he had lived from his infancy. He is a 
short, small sized man, one of the precious packages whose 
value cannot be determined by its w'eight. He is not loqua- 
cious, but always acts sociable and genial. His promise to 
pay is as good as a bank draft. His opinions on public or 

/(5^ Genealogy of the Eldeikin Family, 

private affairs are considered standard. His home has been 
the grand hailing point of all the connection ; his latch 
string is ever out and barn doors open to welcome all who 
are attracted by the ties of affinity or consanguinity. ' " Uncle 
Benjamin " is honored and respected by all who know him. 
His companionable nature prompts him to visit his friends 
as well as to receive them, and he will take time to go in 
spite of business pressure. 

"Aunt Laura's" height is 5 feet 8 inches ; weight, 180 
pounds. She was vigorous and healthy during her younger 
days, and could care for more company than two common 
women. It was hard to tell whether her hands or tongue 
could fly the faster. The more the merrier with Aunt 
Laura. By her wit she keeps surprise and merriment on 
the wing, thereby carrying the minds of her guests away 
from the dull cares of life into the realms of mirthful fancy. 
Her memory is so tenacious that she reproduces past events 
with almost as complete accuracy as if they were registered. 
At that old home where grandmother cooked venison and 
wild turkeys, and which grandfather guarded with firebrands 
and his rifle from the encroachments of wolves, panthers and 
wild cats, the writer has spent some of the happiest visiting 
days of his life. Long may uncle and aunt live to reap the 
rewards of a useful life. 

Vinal King, born in Ellington, October 20, 1884. 
Ella G. Sage, born in Hanover, July 28, 1846. 
They were married July i, 1865. 
(Address, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county, N. Y. ) 


Louisa L , born December 28, 1872. 

Mr. King is a tall, large man, and a good citizen. Mrs. 
King is a sprightly little woman. 

Genealogy of the Elder kin Family. 


Eli W. King, born in Ellington, July 12, 1855. 
Mary M. Parsons, born in Charlotte, July, 1854. 
They were married January i, 1883. 

(Address, Cherr>' Creek. Chautauqua county, N. Y.) 


Benjamin, born 1885. 

Eli ^A/. King is the largest man in Cherry Creek. He 
married a tall, fine looking, smart woman. They live with 
his parents at the old homestead. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kent, parents of Mrs. Ward King, Jr., 
rai.sed their family at Cherry Creek, Chautauqua county, N. 
Y. He was wounded in the knee in the war of 181 2, the 
point always remaining stiff. 







1. George. 

2. Nancy. 

3. Dolly. 

4. Elisha. 

5. Sara'l Brazil 

6. Joseph. 

7. Polly. 

8. Lydia. 

9. Ara W. 

Oct. 7, 1809. 

Phebe King. 

Eliphalet Wilcox. 

Ward King, Jr. Nov., 1828. 

Lj'dia Wvard. 

Charlotte T. Greene 

2. Rachel Vador. 


Hon. Chas. Greene. 

Nov., 1856. 

The writer has the pleasure of a personal acquaintance 
with some of the members of this family, but at this time is 
not in possession of their records. Samuel Brazil and Jo.seph 
engaged extensively in lumbering. Joseph Kent, though 
poorly educated, was a clear thinker and reasoner, active in 
politics and a representative man in Cherry Creek. He gave 
employment for many years to a large gang of men. vS. 
Brazil Kent conducted his business within a smaller circle, 
but accumulated the most monev. A short time before his 

i66 Genealogy of the Elderkin Family. 

death he had invested largely in the pine timber lands of 
Michigan. While on his way from Cherry Creek to his 
mills in that State he was found dead in bed at a hotel. 

Mrs. Charlotte Kent is a woman who has few equals. 
She is a large woman, with large head and large powers of 
research and comprehension. She is social, amiable and 
dignified. Her merits are especially appreciated by persons 
of education and refinement. 

They have no children. 

Hon. Charles Greene, a brother of Mrs S. B. Kent, is an 
attorney and counselor-at-law, admitted to the Supreme 
Courts. He was twice elected to the Legislature of the State 
of New York, and officiated as a recruiting officer for the 
United States Army in the War of the Rebellion. He is 
extensively read in the history and biography of our countn,-, 
and well posted in natural science. He is an agreeable 
companion, inclined to mirthful anecdotes and entertaining 

Mrs Lydia (Kent) Greene had all the good qualities of a 
first-class wife and mother. She died several years ago, 
leaving two sons, Daniel and Charles Hon. Charles Greene 
now lives with his sister, Charlotte Kent, at Cherry Creek, 
Chautauqua count> , N. Y. 


Appendix. i6g 


These articles or theories on some points of science are 
original so far as the writer has any knowledge. The same 
ideas may have been advanced at some previous time or in 
some other place, but if so they never reached me. I am 
aware that some portions of them are opposed to the gener- 
ally accepted theories of to-day. But they are my ideas, 
based upon a careful course of scientific reasoning, and I 
humbly submit them to the criticism of the scientific world, 
to stand or fall as they may prove true or false by the light 
of progressive knowledge. 

My original discovery of the Origin, Progress and Cure 
of Pulmonar}' Consumption, I believe to be one of the great 
blessings given to mankind. The nature of the disease has 
never been known to the medical faculty. On this discovery 
I have been greatly wronged by a friend, James M. Bunn, 
M. D , who borrowed ni}' manuscript to test the truth of ni}- 
theory, and went before the annual meeting of the Electric 
Medical Association of the State of Pennsylvania, and read 
my theor}^ combined with some ideas of his own, as his 
original article on pulmonary consumption. As such it was 
publi-shed in the "Keystone Medical Journal" of August, 
1884. Afterwards it was read before the National Medical 
Association at Cincinnati. I have Dr. Bunn's letters to 
prove that he received the manuscript from me. 

These theories have all been published at different times 
in newspapers, except the theory on Consumption, and some 
of them have been well received by men of ability. 

Of their worth or merits each must judge for himself. 

D. W. Elderkix, 
Professor of Nafurixl Sciences and Attornc\-at-Lazo. 
Spartansbiirg^ Pa, 

lyo Appendix. 


In attempting to investigate the physical laws of nature, 
which lie concealed in the obscurity of distance, or are not 
brought within tangible perception through the media of 
our senses, the first great work to be done is to base the 
foundation of our reasoning upon a hypothesis which is true. 
The question to-day is, have astronomers laid such a founda- 
tion ? 

The first great untenable position in astronomy is the 
assumption of a beginning, a creation ! This hypothesis 
leads to the conclusion that there was a period previous to 
said creation when there was no creation, no beginning, no 

This theory involves the question of material out of 
which to create ; the method, medium or process by which 
this creation was carried on to completion ; the magnitude 
of the work accomplished, the space occupied ; locality 
selected, the condition before the beginning ; and the motor 
power that developed this visible structure of the universe. 

The second assumption is, that there existed in, and 
through the inconceivable ages of a goneby eternity, a self- 
existing, independent, uncreated being, who by the power 
of his word could, and did change darkness into light, and 
nothing into something ; and that something into shining 
orbs, planets and satelites ; and all into a glooni}' universe, 
swarming with incomprehensible forms of life, from man to 
the molecule. 

The legitimate inferences to be drawn from this hypothesis 
depend upon the analysis of the premises. If eternity had 
no beginning, no back end to it, can it be any older in one 
age, stage or period than in any other ? If not, then the 

Appendix. iji • 

past ages of eternity are as old as a whole eternity, and this 
creation must have existed during all the eternity, or the 
work must have been begun after an eternity of idleness had 
passed. By what law did this eternal slumbering power 
wake up, and from a state of perpetual idleness create a 
universe from nothing ? How much nothing does it take to 
make one something, and how much less of nothing remained 
after a universe had been created out of it ? 

If darkness was changed into light at anj^ special period 
then this creative power previous to that time must have 
had his wings of endless light folded up like the un- 
hatched eagle in his shell, with his omnipotent attributes 
rolled together like a scroll, while he, perched upon a twig 
of nothing in the midst of infinite space, slept the eternal 
night away. 

The third vague assumption is, "that there once existed in 
space a great, chaotic, nebulous, endowed with a kind 
of whirlpool motion, which, graduall}^ condensing through 
the mutual attraction of its particles, formed the countless 
suns distributed through space ; that the planets were formed 
by the condensation of rings of matter successfully thrown 
oif by the central mass, and the satellites by the condensation 
of matter thrown off in like manner by their primaries." 

This nebulous theory as an original beginning implies a 
creation and a period before creation, the incipient state of 
matter, a lack of duration in the bygone eternity to mature 
or ripen matter fit for planet making. 

The whole great folly of a beginning, conception, birth, 
growth, maturity, age and decay of matter oi of a universe 
or universes must be discarded, swept away, wiped out before 
we can proceed with any degree of consistency, to lay our 
foundation for astronomical investigation upon a basis of 
truth that will stand the test of the present condition of 

Take this hypothesis : Unbounded, unlimited, infinite 

J72 Appendix. 

space was not made, but always was, and is, without regard 
to time and eternity. 

Space always was, and is, and will be occupied by great 
central masses of matter held in clusters or universes by the 
laws of attraction and repulsion. 

Matter cannot be created, nor annihilated ; but under 
certain conditions subjects itself to change of form and 

A great unlimited intelligence pervades, permeates and 
actuates all matter, which is as incomprehensible to man as 
the power that dictates his own mind. 

Electricity is nature's agent, the di.spenser of light and 
heat ; the power is motion and attraction. 

Electricity is a material substance varying in its constitu- 
ent parts from two materials adapted to a certain work, or 
office, to a union of every element that enters into the mole- 
cular structure of the universe. It may be weak or strong, 
positive or negative, attractive or repulsive, active or slug- 
gish, according to condition, or purpose to be accomplished. 
A portion of it is solidified into every .species of organized 
masses which enter into the organization of a solar system. 
Portions of it may be, and they are attenuated through the 
immensity of space. 

With the preceding declaration it is believed that every 
condition of matter in the illimitable universes can be ac- 
counted for. About 20,000,000 of stars are visible to the 
astronomers of this planet. They are all suns like our own, 
with slight variations ..shining from their own electric light, 
and believed to be the centers of systems of primary and 
secondar}^ planets and comets. The size of them will prob- 
ably average more than a million times larger than the earth 
we live on. They are all moving in a great circular orbit 
around a common center in space. Each sun is heated to 
an incandescent .state. When, why and how they are heated 
are unsettled questions. Our answer to the when is, they 

Appendix, ijj 

were always hot ; to the why and how, that the gravitation 
of their own mass toward a common center produces a 
pressure and friction of particles sufficient to evolve latent 
heat enough to liquify the whole body, and convert the 
metals on their surfaces into vapor, which is carried away by 
electric repulsion, through the broad interstices between 
their lines of perpetual march. Wh}' are not these suns 
moving in parallel lines with each other, by the Jaw of 
gravitation, drawn together and consolidated into one great 
central mass ? 

Being hot they are each positively electrified and repel 
each other. 

The diffusion of matter from the suns by electric repulsion 
accounts for the nebulous formations that appear in the 
heavens. These thin clouds lose their angry repulsive 
nature by cooling down while floating in space at so great a 
distance from home ; attraction regains the ascendency and 
the work of reconstruction begins ; first into dense clouds ; 
second, collections of those clouds ; third, consolidation of 
the first coUectiotis ; fourth, unioa of those organized masses. 
After thousands of years of this kind of gathering up and 
enlargement by accretion, the mass is attracted toward the 
nearest sun, and would fall directly into it if the sun stood 
still ; but as the machiner}' is all in motion, it whirls around 
the sun, becoming surcharged with electricity, gives the 
great electric parent a repulsive kick, and dashes oiF in its 
eccentric orbit to gather again the floating waste to its own 
bosom. This stranger is a comet, and this is its first trip 
around a sun, but not the last. It will continue to collect 
and consolidate matter, and make its periodical revolutions 
around the sun till it becomes a young brother planet on the 
outer circle of a solar .system. Age solidifies organized 
matter. As the density of a planet increases by age, the 
distance from the sun decreases ; hence, the oldest planet is 
nearest the sun, and the farthest off. By the same 

//^ Appendix. 

process satellites and aerolites are formed. If any are fearful 
that our suns will shine themselves all away, they will find 
relief in the fact that all the expanded matter will ultimately 
find its home at the great original fountains. 

As every planet is undergoing a process of consolidation, 
each particle pressing harder and closer to the common 
center of gravity, so every s^-stem of planets is advancing 
slowly, but no less surely, toward its center of attraction. 
When the nearest planet will have wound up its orbit, and 
excoriated the crusty surface of the sun with its mass of 
condensed electricity, those old gorges of dross that have 
obscured its brightness for ages will be dissolved, and a new 
glow of grandeur light up a flame of electric energy to other 
coming worlds, which, in turn, will receive their light and 
heat, motion and attraction from this great central perpetuity. 

This theory clears up the nebulous formation, the crea- 
tion of the planetary systems, moons and aerolites, the 
location of the planets in orbits at distances from the sun 
corresponding to their age and relative gravity, and the 
geological changes that take place in the stratification of a 
world by a constant accretion, and a continued change of 
vegetable and animal life, as the planet winds up from the 
remote, cold regions ol space, nearer the great central mass 
of electric flames, increasing its volume of light and heat, 
which add greater activity, power, symmetry and beauty to 
all forms of life from the tertiary formations to the present 
condition of our world. This earth is increasing in size 
ever}^ day by falling aerolites and the condensation of gasses. 
The idea that our world was made up into a red-hot ball 
about six thousand years ago, and thrown out into its 
present orbit, where it has been cooling off till it has formed 
a crust from twenty-five to fifty miles thick, deserves noth- 
ing better than derision and contempt. If the central part 
is heated to a state of liquifaction, its cause is attractive 

Appendix, ' ij^ 

The law of attraction is a universal law when matter is 
in a condition to be attracted, and the law of repulsion is 
also universal when matter is in a condition to be repelled. 
In the growth of vegetation, the laws of attraction, affinity 
and assimilation act upon the particles of matter, bringing 
them together and uniting them in one common mass. 
These masses, subjected to other conditions, dissolve and 
repel their own once homogeneous particles with greater 
rapidity and energy than is manifested in the laws of organ- 
ization. Here is displayed the law of evolution or repulsion. 

On the law of involution or attraction, which makes par- 
ticles of matter homogeneous, and the law of evolution or 
repulsion, which makes the same particles heterogeneous, 
rest the whole theory of planetar}- organization. 

The great luminous orbs of the universes are undergoing 
a rapid electro-chemical decomposition upon their surfaces, 
producing a condition when repulsion snatches the wand of 
power that attraction held over the particles of matter, and 
hurls them from their moorings with a dash of electric 
energy that diffuses them thioughout space. 

Electricit}', which displays the greatest activity when 
organized under repulsive influences, lies down as quiet as a 
lamb under the power of attractive combinations. To-day 
we see it tearing down from the clouds, splitting and rending 
every subject of its power before it. followed by peals of 
thunder that cause the earth to tremble ; to-morrow we 
find it slumljering silently in the embrace of a sheet of zinc, 
copper and a quart of acid. Now we behold it gently 
agitating our atmosphere, throwing its genial warmth und 
light upon all animal and vegetable life ; then its power is 
seen whirling and dashing that same atmosphere with such 
fury as to devastate towns and rob the forest of its foliage. 
What is this mysterious, slumbering, belching power, called 
electricity' ? It is the essence of all elementar)^ matter, the 
finest unfolding of material substance. It holds in its 

ty6 Appendix. 

embrace all the formative elements of worlds. It is the glow 
of the sunlight, the color in the rainbow and the l)eauty in 
flowers. It is the power that moves the muscular structure 
of animal organizations, and dissolves and unites compounds 
in chemistry. It carries from the luminous orbs of our 
universe to this earth samples of the metals of which they 
are composed, as exhibited through the medium of the 
spectroscope. The sun is hot and positively electrified. 
The earth is comparatively cold and negatively electrified. 
Hence, by the law of electrical attraction, the latter is tied 
to the former. The earth is warm compared to the moon, 
and is positive to that body, which ties the moon to the earth. 

D. W. Elderkin. 
Spartansburg, Pa., March 20th, i88j. 

Appendix. jjj 


Atoms of matter which have extension in three directions, 
length, breadth and thickness, seem to be the smallest divi- 
sion of material nature that philosophers have had any con- 
ception of. In converting sandstone into glass the pebbles 
are fused by heat and reduced to a liquid mass. So, also, of 
other substances that may be reduced from a solid to a liquid 
fluid or gaseous form. In these conditions the atomic and 
molecular structures remain undissolved. From this fact it 
has been claimed that matter cannot be subjected to a state of 
divisibility finer than atoms. These atoms are supposed to be 
solids, and to possess an inherent vibratory motion or pulsa- 
tion. It has been taught and believed that without this atomic 
organization matter cannot exist. I claim that matter in the 
form of that subtle agent called electricity contains no parti- 
cles, molecules or atoms, all having been dis.solved to a perfect 
state of fluidity. It is impressible to the slightest force, and 
flows wdthout globules, slides without surfaces, and moves 
in and through all organized matter with greater or less 
facility. It holds about the same comparative relation to 
other matter, so far as fluidity is concerned, that water holds 
to wheat. When it is organized at the surface of one of our 
incandescent suns, electricity is composed of all the elemen- 
tary substances on that surface whose atoms are broken down 
to the fluid state. Electricity flows off from the sun in the 
form of a great balloon, expanding its area and becoming 
more attenuated as it advances from a centre toward an un- 
limited circumference. As the outer surface expands, rare- 
faction follows in an increased ratio, weakening the force 
and losing motion till it finallj^ comes to a state of rest, 
where it mingles with other diffused electric matter and forms 

jjS Appendix. 

the nebula referred to in a former article. It has no conductor 
to transmit it through space. It needs none, being thrown 
from the sun by a repulsive force that would make nitro- 
glycerine blush and turn pale with weakness. This flow 
from the sun's surface is constant and equal and uniform, 
except from patches of debris composed of recrement, scoria 
or dross, floating upon the surface of this liquid, seething, 
eradiating centralization of matter. Solar electricity produces 
all the vitalizing effects in and about our earth. It is light 
in the atmosphere, motion in the wind, lightning in the 
clouds and warmth upon the surface of the ground. The 
earth is the great reservoir and organizer of that portion of 
solar electricity which reaches its surface, and when portions 
of it are drawn from the earth by friction machines it resem- 
bles the original in quality and power more fully than any 
other production. That kind that is produced by chemical 
action is more voluminous, that is, rarified, and consequently 
weaker than the mother tinctures. 

The human body is a little world which generates by 
heat, friction and chemical actions its own electric motor 
power. If our physicians generally understood that what 
they call nervous debility is simply electric exhaustion, and 
knew nature's methods of recuperation, how easily they 
might restore vigor to their waning patients. Assuming that 
all electricities are alike, and that they have some invisil^le 
medical property in them, thousands of experiments have 
been tried by forcing metalic and machine lightning into and 
through the bodies of sick and lame people, who were made 
seven times more the children of grief than they were 


Animal electricity is rare, weak and slow in its move- 
ments. The brain is the battery. Sleep is the normal con- 
dition for recuperation. Respiration, digestion and circula- 
tion are the principal methods by which the battery is 
replenished. The nerves conduct the current or charge to 
the muscle where the force or motory power is applied. 

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A muscle is a bundle of fibres inclosed in a thin cellular 
membrane and attached at the head to a superior bone. It is 
large in the middle, tapering down toward the tail, where it 
changes its red color to white, forming a tendon which is 
inserted into an inferior bone below the joint. The fibres or 
threads of a muscle are made up of a series of rings extend- 
ing from one end to the other When we desire to contract 
a muscle and thereby move a limb or a member of our body, 
the organ of firmness in the cerebrum, located near the 
crown of the head, applies a current of electricity to the 
nerve which is connected to the muscle inserted into the part 
to be moved. The electricity flowing upon the rings of the 
fibres expands their circumference, thereby rendering them 
thinner longitudinally, and consequently shorter, caus- 
ing the point of insertion to move toward the point of 
attachment. Thus we raise our arm, shut our hand and 
move our limbs. Great electric shocks in our systems are 
from the cerebral battery. 

When the blood flows to the brain in uniform healthy 
quantities, the electric governor has complete control of his 
batter>% but when, from cardiac or arterial debility, or other 
cause, the brain is emptied of blood, the person faints or 
falls down wath an epileptic fit. A horizontal position will 
restore the equilibrium in case of syncope, and relieve the 
symptom. But in epileps}- greater effort is required. The 
whole charge of the cerebral battery is thrown upon the mo- 
tor ner\'es, simultaneously causing ever\' muscle of voluntary 
motion to contract at the same time. The stronger muscles, 
to a great extent, predominate over the weaker. The head 
and shoulders are drawn back, the arms and hands forward 
and inward, the legs backward, with a winding, twisting, 
vermicular movement, producing the contortions and clonic 
spasms manifested in the falling sickness. The tension pro- 
duced upon the muscular system by such a shock of electric 
energy appears to be nature's own method of forcing the 

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blood from the extremities back to the brain again. Great 
physical force or power is produced b}- expending a corre- 
sponding quantity of electricity upon the muscles. The base 
brain contains the intelligence and machinery, with the aid 
of the nerves and ganglions, to execute all the involuntary 
functions of the body. Its offices are numerous and its work 
perpetual. The contraction -of a muscle is by direct applica- 
tion of electricity ; the relaxation, by a suspension of that 
application, which requires a cut-off or disconnection. All 
voluntary movements require this peculiar function used in 
telegraphing. The involuntary motions of the heart seem 
to require a double-geared connection, by means of which 
the auricles contract when the ventricles expand and vice 
versa. This connection between the brain battery and the 
conducting nerves is hard to find, but it exists all the same. 
The loss of power to di.sconnect causes the disease called 
shaking palsy. There is a constant leakage of the electric 
fluid upon the voluntary nerves and muscles that causes the 
shaking. There i.'> no paralysis about it unless it is of that 
little motor brain that forms the connection . Paralysis is a 
suspension of function, a cessation of electric effect. This 
ma}' be produced by derangement of a portion of the battery, 
or of the nerves, in such a manner that the fluid does not 
reach its destination, or by a diseased condition of the organ 
to be moved by it. When a wound is made in the flesh, a 
bone broken, or an obstruction of function produced, the 
dictates of the cerebellum sends to the seat of damage an 
unusual quantity of electricity, for the purpose of repairs, 
which collects from the blood the formative elements of 
tissue, and builds them into the lesion as a bricklayer repairs 
a damaged wall. 

Strychnine, the alkaloid of nux vomica, is one of the 
most active poisons in use, yet very few persons know how 
death is produced by it so suddenly. It is either a powerful 
generative of electricity, or it connects the battery with the 

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system in such a manner that the muscular structure is con- 
tracted so tightly that the heart cannot open to receive and 
transmit the blood. More clearly it produces spasmodic con- 
traction of the heart, arteries and veins, by an extraordinary 
flow of electricity upon the circulatory organs, so completely 
suspending their functions that death is the immediate 
result. To know the effects caused by strychnia should sug- 
gest its use in certain cases of general debility or partial 
electric exhaustion. It may be used in minute doses, but 
nux vomica is much safer. 

Morphia, an alkaloid of opium, is the opposite of strychnia. 
It is a narcotic. It is claimed to allay morbid sensibility, 
relieve pain and produce sleep -also coma, convulsions and 
death. Morphine po.ssesses no recuperative or curative 
properties as a medicine. It produces a suspension of elec- 
tric force by disqualifying the brain to produce it or the 
nerves to transmit it. Or it destroys, expels or exhausts it 
in the system so the knowledge of an injury going on in the 
body cannot be conveyed to the brain. The wound is be- 
coming more malignant, the pain continues, but the mes.sen- 
ger cannot report the condition to headquarters The work 
of destruction and disorganization go on the same, though 
the patient does not know it. It produces sleep. It makes 
no difference whether exhaustion is produced by long con- 
tinued fatigue or by morphine, sleep will come to the relief 
of the unfortunate victim the same. 

Medical men frequently ride hobbies and follow the 
dogmas of their predecessors with as nuich zeal and as little 
original investigation, as the political follow the 
names of their parties. Once established upon a 
hypothesis, the reasoning, treatment and results are all a 
failure. Morphine is the greatest enemy of mankind that 
lurks on the shelves of the druggist, not excepting calomel, 
which is a universal .solvent of the blood, nuiscular tissues 
and bone. 

i82 Appendix. 

Is light something or nothing ? According to a theory 
now partially accepted, it is a form of motion, and called the 
undulatory theory. "It is supposed that there exists 
throughout all space an etheral, elastic fluid which, like the 
air, is capable of receiving and transmitting undulations or 
vibrations. These, reaching the eye, affect the optic nerve 
and produce the sensation which we call light. ^ ccording 
to this theor}', there is a striking analogy between the eye 
and the ear. ' ' 

I do not accept this theory for several reasons. There is 
no proof that such an ether exists in all space ; it is supposed 
to exist. There is no proof that it vibrates to the right and 
left, or at right angles to its line of motion, for it cannot be 
seen, heard, felt, tasted, smelt, weighed, measured or tested 
by instruments. There is no analogy in the structure of the 
eye and ear that could give to the former any of the proper- 
ties or qualities for receiving vibrations which the latter pos- 
sesses. The ear, which is made to receive impressions from 
the vibrations of air, presents a large concave surface to 
the traveling wave, to gather a liberal quantity of the fluid 
into a funnel-shaped tube leading into the head about one 
inch, where the outer drumhead is drawn across the tube and 
called the membrane of the tympanum or drum of the ear. 
A short distance beyond the first drum is a second membrane 
across the tube, forming the air cavity of the real drum, 
which is ventilated by a tube called the eustachian tube, 
which opens out into the back part of the mouth. The two 
drumheads are connected by a chain of four small bones, at- 
tached to the center of each membrane. Beyond the drum 
is the real ear, called the labyrinth, which is a cavity in a 
hard bone. The parts consist of a vestibule, three semi- 
circular canals, a winding cavity called the cochlea, across 
which about three thousand nerve strings of different length 
are drawn like harp strings. The whole cavity is filled with 
a fluid in which the nerves are submerged. When the outer 

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drum is jarred or vibrated by a wave of atmosphere, that 
vibration is communicated by the chain of bones to the inner 
membrane and the fluid of the lyra. Each string will vi- 
brate its own corresponding sound or vibration, in volume, 
length, pitch and tone, which is reported by the auditory 
nerve to the seat of knowledge. 

Human ej-es consist of two hollow globes, about one inch 
in diameter, consisting essentially of four coats which form 
the outer wall, except at the entrance of the optic ner\-e, and 
a window in front called the cornea. It contains three cavi- 
ties filled with transparent liquids, called aqueous, crystal- 
line and vitrious humors. The optic ner\'e enters at the 
back part of the eye, where it expands and forms the inner 
coat of the eye. The point of expansion is called the retina, 
or seat of vision. The cr^'stalline fluid is enca.sed in a sack 
having the form of a double convex lens, and is located near 
the front part of the eye. flight is emitted from a luminous 
body and thrown from a reflecting surface in straight ra^-s or 
lines. Several rays are called a beam of light, Rays of 
light reflected from an object and entering the eye are 
refracted by the cornea and crs^^talline lens and conveyed to 
a focus, so as to form an image or shadow of the object on 
the retina. The impress of this .shadow upon the .seat of 
vision produces the sense of sight, which is reported by the 
optic nerve to the seat of knowledge. 

If any person can see any analogy between a harp and a 
photograph, he can .see more than I can. we sub- 
ject the drum of the ear to a thousand sounds or vibrations 
of atmo.sphere at once, ranging from the heaviest clap of 
thunder to the finest chirp of the cricket— how many dis- 
tinct, intelligent sounds would the li.stener get? Bring a 
thousand stars in range of the pupil of the eye, and each 
will be photographed upon the retina individually. If 
vibration produces the images of objects, why would not 
such a nuiltitude of waves mingle, mix and blend the whole 

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into one confused mass of light? Soinid waves blend into 
perfect confusion. Why would not light waves do the same ? 
Again, the undulatory theory destroys all color in solar 
light as seen in the spectrum, and claims it is all in your 
eye ! Instead of saying light from the sun contains seven 
distinct colors, this theory says a wave of ether from the sun 
contains seven distinct waves of unequal vibrations ! The 
red wave vibrates 39,000 times in one inch of space, and 
474,000,000,000 times in one second of time. When this 
wave strikes the cornea, jarring the ether in the aqueous, 
crystalline and vitrious humors of the eye, then the optic 
nerve feels red ! The violet wave, which is the other 
extreme of the spectrum, vibrates 57,500 times in one inch, 
and 699,000,000,000 times in a second. This wave makes 
the nerve feel violet ! Now, when the waves are all travel- 
ing in company in the form of white light, at whose rate of 
motion do they move ? Whose music do they march to '! If 
each marches to his own time, each would show his own 
color. But if all get down to the red, slow movement when 
in company, what motor power gives them a new and differ- 
ent impetus as soon as they pass through a prism and are 
reflected back from the spectrum to the eye ? How easily 
the phenomena of nature can be understood and explained, 
when it is known that electricity is composed of fluid matter 
containing ever}' feasible atom on the surface of the sun, 
which i.s transmitted directly from that central mass to all his 
planet children, rr^placing all the solidified elements, not 
excepting that wonderful carbonic acid gas, which is sup- 
posed by recent progressive philo.sophers to be replenished 
from ether occupying the inter-planetary spaces. 

I have just been favored with a synopsis of the twelfth 
and closing lecture of Prof Langley, of Allegheny Observa- 
tory, delivered at Lowell Institute. Theme: " The wonders 
of the sky ; " " Comets and meteors the waste of worlds. ' ' 
The professor appears to be wonderfuU} puzzled on the 

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formation and phenomena of comets and meteors. He 
thinks " the fact that the comet's tail is uniformly pushed 
away from the sun demonstrates that, in spite of the preva- 
lent belief that the solar influence is one of attraction as seen 
in gravitation, it has in some way a repellant force." The 
world does move! Holding what he declared to be a piece of 
comet in his hand, the speaker said, " It had a history more 
thrilling than that of any atom of our earth, if it could only 
tell its story." " So that it appears, in short, that meteors 
and comets are portions of demolished, worn out worlds." 
" It is manifest, then, that these meteors come from a world 
much like our own. " "Is this the end ? ' ' These few short 
quotations show the false conclusions that are certain to fol- 
low a false hypothesis. Pope better understood the order of 
nature in his day. He sa\s : 

" From nature's chain whatever link you strike, 
Tenth or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. 
And, if each system in gradation roll. 
Alike essential to the amazing whole. 
The least confusion but in one, not all 
That system only, but the whole, must fall. 
Let earth unbalanced from her orbit lly. 
Planets and suns (comets) run lawless thro' the sky ; 
Let ruling angels from their spheres be hurled, 
Being on being wrecked, and world on world- 
All this dread order break — for whom ? for thee ? 
Vile worm ! Oh, madness ! pride ! impiety ! 

The professor says : ' ' From all our varied studies we 
learn that this present universe is the successor of those that 
preceded it, and is but the predecessor of those to come 
after." If he had said planetary- systems, it would be all 
right. Again: "All our studies lead us to be careful of 
presumptuous speculations." All my studies lead me to 
guard against stupid traditions. If vibrations of ether are 
light, where do the heat and chemical rays come from? 
Electricity is the great agent of light, heat, motion and at- 

D. W. Elderkin, 
Sparfanshirg, Fa., April 28th ^ i88j. 

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The world parts with old theories with great reluctance, 
and receives new ones tardily. These theories will meet with 
opposition and possibly with ridicule, but they are no less 
likely to contain some truth on that account. 

Electricity is the great soul of the universe ; this expres- 
sion does not mean that electricity is the Deity, but that it 
is the great agent or source of light, heat, motion and 

It produces all the motions and regulates all the functions 
by which the animal economy is carried on. The brain is 
an electrical apparatus consisting of two separate and distinct 
apartments, called the cerebrum and cerebellum — the 
former the anterior and superior portion of the brain, and 
the latter the inferior and posterior part of it. The body is 
ramified with .small, delicate white cords, called nerves, 
which are named ganglionic, sympathetic and cerebro-spinal. 
The last is divided into sensitive and motor nerves. These 
are connected to the brain by the means of the spinal cord 
and *the medulla oblongata. Motor nerves are those used to 
produce voluntary motion. They are covered from their 
origin to the muscle in which they terminate with a sheath 
which is believed to be a non-conductor of electricity. That 
part of the nerve which enters the muscle is destitute of the 
sheath, leaving the current of electricity free to diffuse itself 
through the muscle. 

A muscle is a bundle of fibres enclosed in a thin cellular 
membrane, and attached at the head end to a superior bone. 
It is large in the middle, tapering down toward the tail, 

Appendix. jgy 

where it changes its red color to white, forming a tendon, 
which is inserted into an inferior bone below the joint. The 
fibres or threads of a muscle are made up of a series of rings 
extending from one end to the other. When we desire to 
contract a muscle and thereby move a limb or a member of 
our body, the organ of firmness in the cerebrum, located 
near the crown of the head, applies a current of electricity 
to the nerve which is connected to the muscle inserted into 
the part to be moved. The electricity, flowing upon the 
rings of the fibres, expands their circumference, thereby 
rendering them thinner longitudinally, and consequently 
shorter, causing the point of insertion to move toward the 
point of attachment. Thus we raise our arm, crook our 
finger, or shut our eye. Great electrical shocks in our system 
are from the cerebral batter\\ 

When the blood flows to the brain in uniform healthy 
quantities, the governor has complete control of his battery; 
but when, from cordiac or arterial debility or other cause, 
the brain is emptied of blood, the person faints or falls down 
with an epileptic fit. A horizontal position will restore the 
equilibrium in case of syncope and relieve the symptom. 
But in epilepsy greater effort is required. The whole charge 
of the cerebral battery is thrown upon the motor nerves 
simultaneously, causing everj^ muscle of voluntary motion to 
contract at the same time. The stronger muscles to a great 
extent predominate over the weaker. The head and 
shoulders are bent back, the arms and hands inward, and 
the legs backward with a winding, twisting, vermicular 
movement, producing the contortions and clonic spasms 
manifested in the falling sickness. The tension produced 
upon the muscular system by such a shock of electric energy 
appears to be nature's own method of forcing the blood from 
the extremities to the head again. A state of stupor or 
insensibility with slumber follows such a fit usually before 
consciousness is restored. Sleep appears to be the great 

i88 Appendix. 

medium through which the electric energy of the brain is 
restored. Great physical force is produced by a correspond- 
ing quantity of electricity expended upon the muscles. 
Respiration as well as sleep appears to be a means of 
replenishing the brain, for during slumber the breathing is 
longer and stronger than when awake, and when rapid 
motions are continued, which require large expenditures of 
electricity, the breathing is increased in proportion. 

Chemical action carried on in the process of digestion 
and mechanical friction caused by the circulation of the 
blood probably generates electricity. 

The base brain contains the intelligence and machinery, 
with the aid of the ganglions, to execute all the involuntary 
functions of the body. Its offices are numerous and its work 
perpetual. How its electric current can be thrown upon the 
muscles of the heart alternately in such a manner that when 
the auricles contract the ventricles expand and vice versa, is 
a question that has occupied my mind long and anxious 

The contraction of a muscle is by direct electric applica- 
tion ; the relaxation by a suspension of that application 
which requires a cut off or disconnection. It would seem 
that this must be done at or near the plexus. The cerebellum 
appears to contain a silent, unknown partner of the conscious 
man, who manipulates all the healing process of the body. 
If this part of the brain is large, its possessor has a promise 
of long life, great endurance and enviable health ; but if 
small, his years are few and liable to pain and debility. 

The brain not only furnishes electric fluid for the opera- 
tions of all the other parts of the system, but it furnishes 
itself with electric motor power by means of which the sen- 
sations we call thought are produced. The folds of the 
brain are movable and susceptible of an innumerable number 
of changes by contractions, expansions, involutions, evolu- 
tions and contortions. When we learn one thing, it is done 

Appendix. /8g 

training the brain to perform oiu- movement till it becomes 
habitual to that movement. When we have learned many 
things the brain has been trained to make as many move- 
ments. These maneuvers, in classes, become associated iu 
such a manner as to produce what we designate as ideas. 
Memory consists in the retentive power of the brain to pro- 
duce its trained movements of earlier days. The man who 
carries a hundred thousand trained changes in his brain will 
find it much more difficult to reproduce a long neglected 
evolution or thought tnan the person who carries only one 
thousand. By this we infer that the less a person knows 
the better he can remember it. A portion of the scientific 
world call the electricity of the human body nervous fluid. 
Why may we not as well call the electricity used in tele- 
graphing metallic fluid, or that falling from a cloud uimbic 
fluid, or that excited from a cat's back feline fluid? If we 
know the brain is a battery, the nerves the conductor.-, and 
the fluid electricity, may we not better understand what is 
meant by nervous debility and how to restore nervous energy ? 
The nerves may be in a state of health, and the brain not 
sufficiently charged with electricity to impart suitable energy 
to the heart, liver, kidneys, muscles, glands, capillaries and 
ducts to work them up to the standard of health. In this 
situation the person's condition is better represented by the 
phrase, electric exhaustion, than by nerv^ous debility. Paraly- 
sis is a suspension of function, a cessation of electric effect. 
This may be produced by derangement of a portion of the 
batter}^ or of the nerve in such a manner that the fluid does 
not reach its destination, or by a diseased condition of the 
organ to be moved by it. We must know the how and 
the where and the which, what and when before our pre- 
scriptions will cure all the diseases of men. 

When a wound is made in the flesh, a bone broken or an 
obstruction of function produced, the dictates of the cere- 
bellum sends to the seat of damage an unusual force of 

igo Appendix. 

electric energy for the purpose of repairs, which collects 
from the blood the formative elements of tissue, and builds 
them into the lesion as a bricklayer repairs a broken wall. 
This accumulation of electric energy and material exhibit 
the sj^mptoms we call inflammation. People are often 
unnecessarily frightened about slight indications of inflamma- 
tion. A surgeon, to avoid inflammation, once kept a 
wounded foot saturated with ice water till it died and had to 
be amputated. 

Morphine possesses no curative properties as a medicine. 
It produces a suspension of electric force by disqualifying 
the brain to produce it or the nerves to transmit it. As all 
curative processes are carried on through the agency of 
electric energy, a suspension, or partial obstruction of that 
agent retards the healing process in the same ratio. The 
sleep induced by it is the unconscious slumber of an epileptic 
fit. In cases of burns, scalds, cancers, etc., when the suffer- 
ing is intolerable, and there is no hope of recovery, it is an 
act of kindness to produce a state of partial insensibility by 
the use of morphine. 

When external force comes in contact with any part of 
the body, the agitation produced among the molecules 
liberates a quantity of latent electricity, which is taken up 
by the nerves of sensation and transmitted to the brain, 
where the dispatch is received, and we are made conscious 
of any lesion produced in that locality. 

The above is only a few bungling illustrations of the 

influence exerted by electricity over the condition and life of 


D. W. Elderkin. 

May JSth, 1885. 

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It has been said for at least eighteen hundred years, that 
when the clouds are red in the west it will be a fair day to- 
morrow. There is some truth in this old adage. Our rain 
storms come mostly from the west, the clouds moving toward 
the east. When the western edge appears above the horizon, 
the sky being clear between it and the setting sun, the cloud 
acts as a prism, separating the red rays of light from the 
others and refracting them to the eye of the observer, which 
gives us the red cloud in the west. During the night the 
great sheet of cloud moves forward east, leaving us in the 
long space of clear sky west of the cloud. If no other influ- 
ence ever interfered with this condition we could be certain 
of a clear day to-morrow every time the clouds are red in the 
west at sun set. But clouds may be driven into this clear 
streak of sky from the north or south, and take up their line 
of march in the same direction of their file-leader and give us 
a shower the next day in spite of the observations of the 

Why does the wind blow from the west more than from 
the east ? The east side of the earth or the side toward the 
sun has continual day, which is warmer than the west or 
night side. The cool night opens into day at its eastern 
edge where the almosphere is warmer and rarified b>- the 
heat of the sun, causing it to rise, when the cool air from the 
night side rushes forward, eastward, toward the opening day 
to equalize the vacuum, causing the wind to blow in that 

Why is it said where the moon runs high it will be cold 
and dry ? The attractive influence of the moon acts the same 

ig2 Appendix. 

Upon the atmosphere of the earth as upon the water, causing 
tides. With this variation the tides of the air are enormous- 
ly high, and extend over a vast territory of country in a cir- 
cular form, resembling a caldron kettle turned bottom-side 
up. When the moon is high in the northern hemisphere it 
may be 28 1-7° north of the equator. It then draws a large 
portion of its vast tide from the cold regions of the 'north, 
where the atmosphere is lightly impregnated with water, 
causing our winds to be cold and dry. As the moon falls 
back toward the south, by a certain retrograde movement it 
loses its attractive power at the north and draws more 
strongly upon the warm and wet air of the tropical regions, 
giving us warm breezes and abundant showers. When the 
moon is high it is nearly in range with the setting sun on 
first appearance of the new moon. The light streak we see 
is the lower edge of that side which faces the sun, and we say 
the moon laj^s on its back ; that is, its south point is nearly 
as high as the north end. This is called a dry mooni But 
when it is low in the south, the angle of vision is changed so 
we see further under the northwest side, giving the north end 
of the light streak an elevated appearance, while the south- 
west side is hidden from view, giving it the appearance of a 
steep slope downward. This is called the wet moon. These 
changes in the horns of the moon indicate its location or its 
relative position to the sun and the observer, and publish 
alike to the philosopher and the heathen : "I am high, cold 
and dry, or low, warm and wet." 

The idea that the four changes of the moon, as noted in 
almanacs, mark fixed periods for change of weather, is all an 
uneducated old man's whim. One observer marked the 
changes of moon and weather during a period of three years 
and found one more storm half-way between the changes 
than occurred at the changes. The moon changes every da}^ 
hour and minute. 

A great majority of the people of this enlightened and re- 

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fined age believe that the twelve signs of the zodiac pass 
through a person's body, from head to foot, once every lunar 
month. They are so positive of it that a thousand witnesses 
could be found in a short time who would swear to horrid 
results they have been eye-witnesses to, where certain things 
have been done when the sign or the twelve signs of the 
zodiac were in the heart. It is understood that when a child 
is weaned with the signs in the heart, that there is no way 
to get rid of them only to work them off through the bowels, 
which causes irritation, restlessness, starting and screaching 
out in its sleep. Well, it is no use to argue this question, 
for the old people who have raised families have all seen 
children have .symptoms, and more, even looseness of 
the bowels at the same time, when there was no reason for it, 
only the poor thing was taken off from its dinner when the 
signs were in the heart, or the bowels, which is just as bad. 


Spartansburo, Pa.^ June 20tJi^ /8Sj. 

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These questions have not been answered satisfactorily to 
profound thinkers. It is known that a certain ore of iron, 
sometimes called lodestone, is a magnet that will communi- 
cate an influence to a steel bar which will, when suspended, 
cause one end to turn nearl)^ in the direction of the north 
pole, while the other end points nearly south. 

But what is this magnet, and what is the influence com- 
municated to the steel needle ? I call it a peculiar kind of 
condensed electricity, which, when applied to a piece of 
steel, charges it positively at one end and negatively at the 

It has been supposed that a large mass of lodestone or 
magnetic oxide of iron exists about 19^° south of the north 
pole in the direction of Hudson's Bay; and that to this posi- 
tive point of attraction the negative end of the needle is 

If that theory is true, the needle would point invariably 
in that direction from every place in the northern hemis- 
phere, which is not a fact. 

It may well be doubted whether there is any such point 
of central attraction, while it is admitted that there is a gen- 
eral tendency in the needle to point in that direction. Can 
we find any other influence besides attraction that can and 
does influence the magnetic needle so as to determine the di- 
rection it will point ? It is known that two positively 
charged bodies repel each other. 

Appendix^ ig^ 

A current of positive electricity passing under a magnetic 
needle repels the positive end of it, and drives it as far from 
the electric wire as it can go, causing the needle to stand at 
right angle to the conducting wire. This fact, as demon- 
strated by Prof. Oersted, shows conclusively that a current 
of electricity traveling under a compass will determine the 
direction the needle will point. 

Now, let us for a moment examine the currents of elec- 
tricity at the surface of the earth, and ascertain, if possible, 
how and where they originate, and in what direction they 
move, and how they will affect the compass. Hot bodies are 
positively or actively electrified; cold ones are comparatively 
negative, which causes a current to travel from the positive 
to the negative. The tropical regions of our earth evolve 
electricity, which, if not otherwise controlled, would move in 
straight lines from the equator to the poles. But this it does 
not do. It starts from the hot or day side of the earth, and 
moves toward the morning edge of the night side — that is, it 
travels from the noon meridian toward the morning meridian, 
which gives it a western course which just keeps pace with 
the earth's revolution on its axis. Day constantly chases 
night westward, always firing its electric volleys into night's 
cold edge. This movement of electricity is not directly west, 
but appears to follow the lines of temperature. If the land 
surface of the northern hemisphere had been equally distrib- 
uted around the pole with uniform elevation and temperature 
the helix of this electric current would wind up or center 
exactly at the pole. In that case the magnetic needle, stand- 
ing at right angle with the electric current, would uniformly 
point to the north pole from every place in north latitude. 
But the temperature of different parts of the earth in the 
same latitude being greatly unequal, the regularity of the 
electric current is very materially disturbed, b.y variations to 
the north and south, as the land surface is more or less ele- 
vated or depressed. The current may be weakened by actual 

jg6 Appenix. 

absorption of the electricity into high, cold, mountainous 
regions, while it would retain its volume in low, warm sec- 
tions. Such is the elevation of the northern part of the 
western continent above the eastern, that the helix or center 
of motion of the diurnal electric currents is wound up i9>'2° 
south of the pole in the direction of Hudson's Bay. If we 
take a great pair of imaginary compasses and place one point 
in what is called the center of attraction, but what I call the 
center of electric motion, near Hudson's Bay, and swing the 
other point over the pole 19^° into Siberia and around to, 
and across, the continent of America 39° south of the pole, 
we will have the general average of the course of the current 
around the northern hemisphere. The compass varies at 
Boston 5>^° west, at Greenland 50° west, in England 24° 
west, and at St. Petersburg 6° west. 

It is said there are two lines, called the eastern and west- 
ern lines of no variation, where the needle points directly to 
the north pole. The western line begins at 60° north lati- 
tude, west of Hudson's Bay; thence south, bearing to the 
east, through Lake Michigan down the great valley of the 
Mississippi, across the Gulf of Mexico, to the eastern point 
of South America. In moving south about 60°, this line 
varies to the east about 42°. The eastern line begins about 
66° north latitude in the White Sea, makes a great semi- 
circular sweep easterly till it reaches the latitude of 71° north, 
then passes down the Sea of Japan, goes westward across 
China and Hindostan to Bombay, then bends east, touches 
Australia and goes south. This line runs north 5° and east 
100°, then .south 16°, and west 70°, then southeast to Aus- 

Now, upon the hypothesis that there is a great mass of 
toxide of iron near Hudson's Bay, toward which the magnet- 
ic needle is invariably drawn, there can be only two lines on 
which the needle will point to the pole. The western line 
must begin at the south side of this center of attraction and 

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run a direct south course; the eastern line must begin at the 
pole, 1 80° east of the other line, and run south. There 
could be no variation east or west of these lines, and have a 
center of attraction located 19^^° from the pole, and yet 
attract to the pole. Place your compass where you please 
on these lines, and the needle would always be true to the 
north pole. But the needle placed on these true north and 
south lines does not point to the north pole. What then 
becomes of the theor}- of a center of attraction ? It has gone 
with Moses' history of the creation of the world. By travel- 
ing down the western line of no variation of compass we will 
find the line itself varies so as to cross sections of country 
where the temperature is even, its line of change var>'ing 
north and south, while east and west the temperature is 
equal on the same latitude. The eastern line is much more 
circuitous, wandering out on the low northern lands of Si- 
beria, down into China, thence westward through a country 
of even temperature, avoiding mountains and currents of 
cold winds, to find sections where the temperature runs in 
straight lines east and west. 

By referring to the lines of temperature in our rocky 
mountain territories, we find almost an indescribable amount 
of irregularity. In the same locality the common magnetic 
compass varies so greatly that its use is abandoned and the 
solar compass introduced for all official business. Thus we 
find there is only a general tendency of the needle to point 
to the center of the electric helix, attended with all the vari- 
ations that the lines of temperature and currents of electricity 
are subjected to. It is said by mariners that the further 
north they sail the more feeble is the action of the compass. 
At 72° north the compass will not indicate its polarity with- 
out frequent shaking. This fact shows that the greater the 
degree of cold, the weaker the electric current, and the less 
power to repel the needle to a right angular position. 

But how does this feeble action of the needle comport 

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with the theory of a great mountain of lodestone? The 
nearer you approach an attractive power, the stronger the 
attraction. This is known to be true in magnetism. 

lyCt us review this theory and see if we understand it. 
Magnetism is a kind of condensed electricity that adheres to 
steel for a great length of time. It is positive and repulsive 
to other kinds of electricity — will cause a magnetic needle to 
stand at right angle to the line of motion of a strong current 
of electricity passing under it. The heat of the sun on the 
day side of the earth evolves electricity, which moves west- 
ward toward the cold edge of the night side of the world. 
This current of electricity is strongest directly under the sun 
from tropic to tropic, and grows weaker constantly toward 
the poles. It is governed in its western movement by the 
lines of temperature. That, where the lines of temperature 
run even or equal east and west, the electric current runs 
directly west, and the needle, standing at right angle to the 
current, will point due north. Wherever the current is in- 
fluenced to the northwest or southwest, the needle will vary 
accordingly. This great sheet of electricity, in its diurnal 
course around the earth, is carried 19}^° nearer the pole on 
the eastern continent than on the western. This variation 
is caused by the low lands of Asia and the high mountains 
of America. 

The center of motion from these causes is located 19}^° 
from the pole. The theory of a center of attraction is false, 
as shown by the two true north and south lines, as well as 
by the two wandering lines, which can vary from 42° to 100° 
from the range of attraction, and yet pull up straight to the 
north pole. As you approach the electric helix, the action 
upon the needle is weakened. If it is a magnet pile, the 
nearer you approach it, the stronger the attraction. 

D. W. Klderkin. 

Spartansbwg, Pa., 1884. 

Appendix. igg 


Nature's method of watering the land surface of this 
earth, when carefully scrutinized, exhibits to the mind of 
man a wonderful display of combination and change. Our 
globe is surrounded by a very light, elastic, movable atmos- 
phere, composed principally of oxygen and nitrogen gases, 
which extend upward forty or fifty miles and has a weight 
or pressure at the surface of the earth of fifteen pounds to 
the square inch. It is set in motion by heat, attraction of 
the moon and electricity, in such a manner as to move at 
different times in every possible direction. This atmosphere, 
though vastly lighter than water, is used as a vehicle to buoy 
up and carry away floods of water over the dry land. The 
evaporating stratum of the atmosphere extends from one to 
three miles in highth. Above this is a lighter, and the rain 
forming stratum. Water, which is so essential to animal 
and vegetable life, is composed of oxygen and hydrogen 
gases, so combined that heat and motion separate and rarify 
them till they are lighter than the evaporating stratum of 
the air, through which they rise to the rain-forming or cloud- 
floating stratum. In the lower portion of this stratum they 
are condensed into clouds, mists and showers, which are 
poured down upon the thirsty earth to renew and invigorate 
its vital powers. A portion of it is absorbed into the earth, 
whence it makes its way to the surface again in the form of 
springs for constant The regularity of the distribution 
is not so complete that every portion of the land surface is 
always supplied with sufficient water to insure the complete 
growth and maturity of vegetation ; hence large sections of 
country often suffer severely from drought. Has man power 

200 Appendix. 

to interfere, so as to direct or control the laws of nature to 
his use and advantage ? He most certainly has, just in pro- 
portion to his knowledge. Electricity has been subjugated 
to the uses of the telegraph, telephone and electric lights. 
Fire and water have been made to generate a locomotive 
power that is almost unlimited. By the combination of 
simple, harmless materials, explosives are produced that 
defy the cohesive powers of nature. Would not infinite 
knowledge give to man unlimited power over the laws of 
nature ? 

For the purpose of producing a shower during a drouth, 
Nathaniel Cary and your humble correspondent drew out a 
plan of operations as follows, viz : Erect in any valuable 
locality a central office, provided with implements for testing 
the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, a telegraph and 
telephone, with a large mortar so arranged that it could be 
loaded and fired upward in rapid succession. On a circle 
whose radius is five miles from the central office, arrange 
fifteen mortars at equal distance from each other, to be fired 
by an electric spark from the central office. When condi- 
tions are favorable, signs of rain appear which usually fail 
in a dry time ; let the chief call his gunners to their posts, 
when they may fire from twenty to forty rounds, as may be 
found necessary by experience. 

The sound waves will expand horizontally and perpen- 
dicularly, meeting, cutting and elevating each other, by 
means of which the whole atmosphere over an area of four 
hundred square miles will become agitated and rarified. 
This condition of the evaporating stratum will permit the 
mists and clouds to settle down into it, where condensation 
will take place by the superior weight of the lower stratum 
when it assumes its usual condition. We believe this simple 
process would force the heavens to give us a shower, when 
without it we might be scorched for two or three weeks. 
The experiment made by our national government 

Appendix. ^ot 

with an outlay of but a few thousand dollars. One good 
shower over the gardening district of Philadelphia in a 
drouth would be worth millions of dollars. 

Such batteries arranged over the State of Kansas and 
other Western States and Territories subject to drouth might 
be worth more than all the gold mines of California. 
Cyclones and electric hurricanes or tornadoes may be re- 
duced by these batteries. It is also possible that eggs and 
larva of insects may be destroyed by the thunders of this 
rain producer. 

I invite a careful scientific investigation of this subject. 

A few years ago we addressed this plan of operation, with 
appropriate drawings, to our member of Congress, who was 
so unscientific that he received it as a drive, a bore on him- 
self, and never presented it that we know of; he utterly 
refused to answer any letters in regard to it. 

We presented the subject in the form of a petition, signed 
by all the intellectual members of our community, asking 
Congress to test it by appropriate appliances, under the 
guidance of talent adapted to the work. No one heard of 
our plan outside of the vicinity of Spartansburg. Friend 
Carey is dead, and I am sixty-six years on the road toward 
my long home, and I want this theory ventilated. It may 
make fruitful fields " where naught but arid waste is found." 

D. W. Elderkin. 
Spartansburg^ Pa., December 4th ^ iSSj. 

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Much is said in regard to the action of Congress on the 
financial question. What will that body do ? What ought 
it to do ? Better do nothing than something wrong. Never 
was there a time when it was more important to act wisely 
than the present. If a financial crash is brought on within 
the next four years the Republican party will crash with it, 
for the mass of our laboring and voting populace do not 
understand financial matters ; but they do understand the 
difference between two dollars or a bushel of potatoes for a 
day's work. They can realize a distinction between paying 
for a living and getting in debt for it and being sold out by 
the sheriff. Wealthy speculators bring on a financial panic 
that they may become richer while the poor become poorer. 
Legislation should take care of the laboring poor. 

There is a great cry from a few bond-holders for the 
Government to resume specie payment. Where is the gold 
with which to resume specie payment ? and to what extent 
in the abyss of bankruptcy must w^e descend to reach it 
within the next four years ? If gold is what we have the 
least of, and what we want most why not raise our tariff 
scale to that point which will produce the greatest amount 
of revenue, and at the same time prevent so large an amount 
of specie going out of the country on account of balance of 
trade against us ? And why not use this specie each year 
so far as it will go to cancel our pressing liabilities, and 
supply the deficienc}^ when necessary, by renewed promises 
to pay. The people have a great national debt. Their 
ability to pay depends upon the amount of money they have. 
This debt was mostly created when a small quantity of beef 

Appendix. 203 

demanded a large amount of goveniment obligations. Now 
if Congress should enact resumption within one year, the 
scale would be reversed and a large amount of property- 
would command only a small amount of money, diminishing 
the ability of the people to pay in the same ratio that their 
property would be decreased in value. Resumption of specie 
payment implies a reduction of paper circulation, because 
the amount of paper so greatly exceeds the specie in our 
countr>' that the government and banks issuing it could not 
meet the demands of the hungry gold idolators. This state 
of the currency would produce a panic that would run gold 
from its present rate up to one hundred or one hundred and 
fifty per cent., if it did not produce bankruptcy throughout 
the entire country. But if it were po.ssible to resume at the 
present time it would be highly impolitic and unjust. 

The bond-holders who are already reaping a rich har\'est 
from the people would have their bonds enhanced in value 
in the same proportion that the producer's property would 
be diminished in value, because the value of money depends 
upon the amount of property it will purchase. Decrease the 
quantity and you increase the quality or value. Decrease 
the ability of the people to pay and you increase the debt 
they owe at the same rate. If our national debt is $2,500,- 
000,000, then on the scale of population each individual 
owes about $70. When winter is passed a good cow will 
bring the same amount. The person who can spare such a 
cow or the equivalent in other property can pay his share of 
the national liabilities. But if we resume specie payment 
and thereby contract the currency one half, then it would 
require two cows to pay the $70, which is in effect doubling 
his debt by requiring him to work twice as long to produce 
twice as much property as is required at present rates. We 
may as well raise our national debt to $5,000,000,000 as to 
require the people to pay $2,500,000,000 when property will 
bring only one-half what it now sells for. 

i04 Appendix. 

What, then, ought Congress to do financially ? Simply 
hold money matters steady by fixing the time of specie 
resumption at least ten years in the future. This will enable 
the people North and South to recover from the shock of war 
and pay their debt incurred by drafts and bounties and the 
absence of husbands and sons whose labors were necessary 
to keep up family expenses. 

Some people think nothing can be money only what will 
chink. A little further investigation shows that anything 
may be used for money that is or can be made scarce, easy 
to be transported, and convenient for exchange. A gold 
basis has nothing to do in determining the value of a dollar. 
If we had gold enough to give each person in the United 
States ten dollars, with no other circulating medium, and 
which would bring wheat at one dollar per bUvShel, double 
the amount of gold for each one and wheat would bring two 
dollars per bushel. So a gold dollar would be worth only 
half as much as in the first supposition. Then it is not the 
kind of money that makes its value, but the quantity or 

The specie advocate says without gold, how would you 
redeem any other currency ? I answer, how can you redeem 
specie ? When gold is worn and obliterated so it will no 
longer pass, government shaves it as much as the loss in 
weight and gives you new pieces of the same material. 

If you had money, the value of which does not depend 
upon its weight or size, but upon its device and stamp, then 
government can give you a new dollar for the old one with- 
out shave and thus redeem it. 

D. W. Elderkin. 

Spartansburg^ Pa., 1867. 

Appendix. 205 


The summer, with its multiplicity of labor and care is 
passed. Our crops of hay and grain for the coming year, 
with butter, cheese, fruit and vegetables are produced. 
Mechanics have, in a measure, completed their jobs, and 
mariners returned to their homes to enjoy the blessings of 
family and society. Individual enterprise is thus partially 
suspended, leaving the mind free to look abroad to examine 
our collective interests and future welfare. 

As citizens of Pennsylvania we all make up one great 
community, or family, whose legal rights are delegated to a 
Legislature which, under the Federal Congress, enacts all 
the laws, rules and regulations, directly or indirectly, that 
govern this great family. \?,z.y govern; I mean more than 
is commonly understood or expressed by that term. Law 
has something to do with every individual in every period of 
his life, from the cradle to the grave. It makes his birth 
and relation to his parents legitimate or illegitimate. It 
directs and forms, in a degree, his religious, moral and 
intellectual education. It establishes his right of propertv, 
both personal and real, and, in a general sense, controls his 
person, disposes of his estate, and holds his life in keeping 
for the common good of all. 

Looking with an ej^e of scrutiny upon the all-controlling 
and disposing power oi La7v, a person may judge, though 
imperfectly^ of the vast amount of good secured by equal 
and just legislation, while language would fail to describe, 
though the tongue were inspired wdth liquid flames of utter- 
ance, the irremediable wrongs, calamities and ruin that 
follow weak, unwise and partial law making. 

2o6 Appendix. 

Effecting the weal or woe of such a multitude of human 
beings, how important it is that our laws should secure 
equal advantage and facilities to all classes, and be so clear 
from complication, intricacies and apparent contradictions, 
that the masses of the people can understand them. 

That they may be such, it becomes necessary that our 
statutes should be frequently revised by removing those 
acts, sections and clauses which, by subsequent legislation, 
have been repealed. Those remaining on the statute books, 
interspersed and commingled with those portions that are 
still in force, render our laws as incomprehensible to the 
common people as the edicts of Nero, posted on steeples and 
towers so high that his subjects could not read them. 

Purdon's Digest is the standard work on statute law, and 
5^et it is believed that two-thirds of that book is repealed 
flood trash. In acts not repealed as whole, sections or 
clauses, and certain words or lines are struck out, certain 
parts of sections and acts added, which repeal all laws to the 
contrary notwithstanding. To show that a common man 
can see the point in law as clear as mud, I will illustrate by 
.supposing an act approved the 27th day of March, 1868, 
amending an act passed 1855, to consolidate certain acts 
passed 18 12, relating to acts of 1801, regulating the statutes 
of King George and Queen Elizabeth in regard to treason, 
felony and other high crimes and misdemeanors. 

Four years ago, by act of our Legislature, three eminent 
judges were appointed to revise our laws by clearing out 
all the superfluous stale, torpid, inert, repealed portions, 
and to present to the Legislature and the people the real 
letter and spirit of the law, in a conden.sed form, so that all 
the acts pertaining to one .subject would be condensed into 
one. I understand the work was about completed over one 
year ago and presented to the Legislature for examination, 
amendment and sanction. 

For reasons unknown to the people that work AAfas not 

Appendix. go7 

done. A feeling of disappointment and dissatisfaction is 
manifested all through this great family. Some say perhaps 
our representatives mistake themselves for our lords instead 
of our honored servants. Some think our legal gentlemen 
derive large revenues from litigation arising out of complex- 
ity of the law ; while others say our members can make 
more stamps by selling the people's time and their own 
talents to some moneyed monopolies than they can to do the 
work their constituents sent them to do. This kind of 
whining and grumbling amounts to nothing. Our Legisla- 
ture is what we make it as to material, and what we allow it 
to be in character. 

If we feel a necessity for a revision of our laws let us 
speak out in language that will be understood. If we, the 
people, cannot speak for ourselves, let us ask the press, the 
guardian of the people's liberties, to speak for us. Let us 
call upon our learned judges and the legal profession to 
speak for us and to do justice by us. 

We are tired of so much special and local legislation. We 
are tired of seeing each year a pamphlet of six hundred pages 
of legislation in which the great laboring population have 
no interest except to know how much their present liberties 
are curtailed. Whether their cows can or cannot be turned 
into the road to drink ; whether they can or cannot .sell 
their rags, old iron and sheep pelts for tin pails and pans, or 
whether they can sell one-half of a sheep or hog the same 
as a whole one without being liable to fine and imprisonment. 
It appears to us that the greater the amount of natural 
liberty that a people can enjoy without infringing upon the 
life, liberty, property or character of others, the better it is 
for them as a whole. Laws may become so multifarious in 
form, complex in character, partial in structure and numer- 
ous in restrictions, that, instead of being a protection of the 
people's liberties, they form a net work around them, bind- 
ing them hand an foot, and reducing them to a state of 
hopeless serfdom. 

2o8 Appendix. 

Will our Legislature reduce the quantity and increase 
the quality of our laws ? 

Will our Legislature give us general laws, instead of 
special acts favoring particular persons and localities ? Will 
they begin the work this winter ? 

Say, people, say ! Answer, Leislature, answer ! 


J 868. 

Appendix, 209 



My theory is that this much-dreaded disease commences 
at the external integument, either from direct cause or by 
imperfect hereditary formation. The excretory- ducts of the 
sebaceous glands become closed, shutting off from the surface 
their lubricating oil, causing the skin to dry and shrink to 
such an extent that the sweat pores and mouths of the 
lymphatics are closed. This condition produces derange- 
ment of the system in three different directions. First, the 
effete matter that should be thrown oflF through the pores by 
exudation, or imperceptible perspiration, is entirely closed in 
at the surface, causing a violent electric effort to force the 
passage through the skin. This effort of the human battery- 
generates an unnatural heat all over the body, which slowly 
but certainly consumes the tissues and wastes the recupera- 
tive powers of life. This rejected matter failing to escape 
through its natural channel, is taken up by the blood and 
carried upon and through the thoracic and abdominal viscera, 
where its deleterious effects are exhibited more clearly by 
irritation of the lungs, derangement of the liver and debility 
of the stomach. 

The second great injury is produced by impairing the 
respiatory functions of the skin. It is well known to physi- 
ologists that a person can live but a short time if the atmos- 
phere is entirely excluded from the skin, and also if a large 
area of the surface of the body is scalded, death is certain. 

210 Appendix. 

Yet the fact that the skin breathes or inhales oxygen from 
the surrounding atmosphere has never, within my knowl- 
edge, been mentioned by pathological writers ; and from 
their mode of treating consumptives, one would naturally 
conclude they never knew anything about it ; and from the 
universal fatality of the disease, that they cared nothing 
about it. 

In the minute circulatory vessels of the skin, where the 
blood moves slowly, it is positively essential to life that oxy- 
genation is affected directly through the integument. The 
third injury arises from extravasation of the sebaceous fluid, 
which resembles lard, though more of a glutinous nature, 
which, when forced through the walls of the sebaceous cups, 
is taken up by the blood and carried into the lungs, where 
it becomes entangled or lodged in the minute cellular texture 
of that peculiar organ, causing centres for tubercular forma- 
tions. Driftwood is likely to stop on the first obstruction in 
the river, and will accumulate more rapidly as the pile be- 
comes extended and the force of the current abates : so of 
tubercles in the lungs. They generally begin in the upper 
part of the lungs, where the blood first enters, and increase 
more rapidly as the current of life ebbs away. 

The first described condition is called the incipient stage 
of consumption, and is indicated by dry skin with unnatural 
surface heat, loss of flesh, and a dry, hacking cough, which 
advances to raising a glossy, viscid sputa — and here I will 
sa3^ if physicians understood integumentary respiration, and 
what the brain battery is demanding for assistance in its 
efforts to re-establish surface respiration, the disease would 
never reach the second stage In the second stage the cough 
is deeper, the sputa heavier, chest sorer, with poorer appetite 
and respiration much more enfeebled. The third stage is 
attended with paroxysms of very severe coughing, the veins 
on the back of the hands become small and of a blue-black 
color, chills, hectic fever and night sweats follow, when the 

Appendix. 211 

feet and ankles begin to swell with a dropsical clearness of 
the skin, the finger nails curl at the corners, loss of appetite, 
increased debility, with emaciation, diarrhoea sets in, and the 
patient dies from dyspnoea. 

Consumptives have a tonic condition of the skin. Phy- 
sicians have sought to relieve this condition by hot and cold 
water baths ; also by sudorific treatment, not being aware of 
the real cause, the absence of the sebaceous lubricator. The 
effect of oil and of water upon leather is very different — the 
former softens permanently, while the latter soon leaves the 
article harder than before. 

There has been an inexplicable puzzle about the chill, 
fever and colliquative sweats, from the fact that the electric 
motor and recuperative forces of the system have not been 

" What is a chill ? It is a rigor. What is a rigor? A 
chill." That is as clear as mud. 

W^hen the scales of the cuticle are shut down, closing all 
the windows to the external world, the dictates of the cere- 
bellum sends a large charge of electricity to the surface to 
skake the integument for the purpose of arousing the dor- 
mant circulation. This shaking is the rigor and the cause 
of the heat that follows, called the fever. Fever at the sur- 
face is always the result of electric effort. Electricity is the 
master workman sent by the battery to take the initiatory 
steps which are the indications of disease. Large expendi- 
tures of electricity produce exhaustion and sleep. In this 
condition the whole muscular structure is relaxed, all the 
minute sphinctives, closing the fluid capillaries and sweat 
pores, give way, when the surplus moisture exudes in what 
is familiarly called night .sweats. The electric exhaustion 
caused the debility, and the debility set the fluid.s free which 
could not escape by evaporation from the morbid condition 
of the skin. I feel well a.ssured that the profession is not 
prepared to understand the deleterious results' arising from a 

212 Appendix. 

suppression or loss of the sebaceous humor. Not having 
been taught anything about surface respiration or electric 
effect, how can they accept it ? Not knowing the cause of a 
continued heat on the surface, resembling a slow fever, how 
could they find a remedy ? 

The method of treating consumptives has mostly con- 
sisted in the administration of expectorants and tonics. 
They have been given single, and compounded in every pos- 
sible shade and grade, usually covered with sugar or hone3% 
bottled up as a new and wonderful specific for all ages, 
stages and conditions of consumption, labeled "the latest 
discovery and only sure cure. ' ' The drug stores are full of 
these nostrums, which all fail, as does, also, the regular 
practitioner. During a long period of time consumption 
has been regarded as the incurable disease, both by the pro- 
fession and the people. There is not an upstart seventeen 
years old, male or female, who has not learned to say, " I 
don't believe, when consumption is fairly seated, that it can 
ever be cured." They do not know what idea they are try- 
ing to convey by " fairly seated," nor where in the numerous 
departments of the human mansion this king of terrors has 
located his chair. 

All consumptives can be cured in the first and second 
stages, excepting that class of people who, like Jul}^ apples, 
are destined to decay before the winter of life sets in. Such 
persons generally have a long, slim neck, a small base brain, 
narrow chest, and thin face at the back part of the under 
jaw. Such persons are languid in disposition, mild, invol- 
untary, electric battery weak, and powers of resistance 
small — ma's dear, dead pet, the kindest, mildest best child 
in the whole family. 

The work of the historian is to deal with the dead past ; 
that of the medical progressionist with the living present 
and a hopeful future. The question is not, how did we find 
out what is known ? — but, how will we reach the unknown ? 

Appendix. 21 j 

The brain not only furnishes electricity for all the volun- 
tary and involuntary functions of the body, but also for its 
own action and volition. Thought is produced by action or 
motion of some part of the brain. To learn one thing, we 
must train the brain to make one movement. If we know 
many things, the brain must have been trained to make just 
as many different movements. These trained movements, 
united into groups, produce ideas ; arranged in parallel lines 
of contrast, they produce what we call reason. So wonder- 
fully is the brain constructed, that it is capable of almost an 
infinite number of movements by its action and counter- 
actions, involutions, evolutions and contortions. The 
method by which new truths are discovered and the sciences 
advanced is by grouping a combination of brain movements 
together, different from what had ever been arranged before, 
producing a new thought. This new unknown thought or 
pull of the brain is compared to and with a known thought 
or pull, or combination of pulls, resembling it, or the reverse 
of it, and the resemblance or contrast measured, which 
results in a new conclusion. Memory- consists in the retent- 
ive power of the brain to reproduce a former movement or 
combination of movements. The first general brain move- 
ments of youth are coarse and large, like rocks in a field, 
and are easy to be found. As age advances and education 
develops the peculiar words of each branch of science and 
the truths they contain, greater complication and finer move- 
ments are required, resembling the smaller stones, pebbles 
and sand that make up part of the soil, which is itself com- 
posed only of finer particles. Therefore, the less a person 
knows, the oftener he repeats it and the sooner he can find 
it. Memory is method, order of the brain, capability of so 
arranging each link of a chain of ideas in such a manner 
that the last end of each brain pull is the first end of the 
next. A great many of the medical theories of the present 
day have emanated from men who never knew what it is to 

214 Appendix. 

have a new pull of the brain. They are simply repeaters, 
from Hippocrates to Asclepiades, to Democritus, to Themi- 
son, to Thesalus, to Arelius, to Aretaus, to Archegenes, to 
Galen. Then came Paracelsus, the first man bold enough 
to administer mercury internally, and to entail upon his fol- 
lowers the epithet of destructionists. From him to Lyden- 
ham, to Watson and to Chambers; all quoting and repeating. 
Begging pardon for what seems to be a digression, I will 
say, in the treatment of this disease the great work to be 
accomplished is to restore the skin to its normal condition, 
the sebaceous glands to their normal functions, and the skin, 
kidneys, liver and lungs will carry away all foreign and 
effete matter, thereby preventing all tubercular supplies. 
Oxygenize the blood through the skin, and under no circum- 
stances counter-irritate the chest hy the use of croton oil or 
blisters. Open your clogged sewers through the integumen- 
tary walls of the citadel of life, and let the filth flow into the 
ocean of space. 


Clothing. — Patients should be clad like laboring people, 
avoiding all chamois skin wraps, heavy flannel bundles 
around the neck and chest, which shut off the fresh air from 
contact with the skin. 

Exercise. — It is an axiom in consumption, "the stiller 
she lies the faster she dies." Exercise! exercise! EXER- 
CISE ! Patients feel languid and desire to sit or lie down to 
rest. Movement makes them cough, and the cough is their 
greatest alarm, while in fact the cough is of the least account. 
They keep so still that the least movement hurts them. 
Spread down quilts on the carpet and make them roll over 
and over frequently, walk, swing, go up and down stairs, 
ride, etc. Encourage better voluntary breathing. All must 
be done with an eye to the ability of the invalid. 

Appendix. 215 

Diet. — The more milk the better. Let the patient have 
all the good food his appetite requires, without spices of any- 

All the above will not cure a consumptive. Add the 
following, and they will : 

Take one pound of clean, fresh lard, add one tablespoon- 
ful of water, in which has been dissolved a piece of anotto 
(anuotto) as large as a pea, work them together till the lard 
is changed to a red shade. At bed time cause the patient to 
be rubbed with this lard from the bottom of his feet to his 
ears as thoroughly as he can stand. If he coughs period- 
ically give him a dose of an excellent cough remedy"^ one hour 
before the exacerbation. Give the patient a long night 
dress. Grease and rub him every night till he has been 
treated five times. On the sixth evening wash him with 
castile soap in warm water, rubbing him thoroughly with a 
dry towel. Then treat five times as before and so on. 

Why use lard in preference to any other oil ? Because it 
is the nearest like the sebaceous lubricator, and because it 
absorbs oxygen with the greatest avidity, and because it 
leaves no coating, and because it cures. 

Why rub the patient so thoroughly ? Because it facili- 
tates the circulation of the skin, and stirs up the thoracic 
and abdominal viscera, and imparts the electric vitality of 
the strong, healthy operator to the invalid, 


Tincture of bloodroot, ^ ounce. 

Balsom of fir, /^ " 

Oil of tar, ^ " 

Alcohol, I " 

Put in pint bottle, let it stand for two hours, shaking occasionally, 
until the alcohol has cut the balsom Then fill up with New Orleans 
molasses. Dose, one-half teaspoonful three times a day. 

D. W. Elderkin. 


2/d Appendix. 



There is a class of philosophic progressive minds, who in 
their endeavors to wipe out error, superstition and priest- 
craft, and shed the glorious light of truth broadcast over an 
ignorant, benighted humanity, that have leveled their ar- 
tillery against the belief in a supreme, omnipotent, omnis- 
cient and omnipresent God. The motives that prompted 
this investigation and warfare, without doubt, were good ; 
but I know of no better way to judge of the merits of a con- 
flict than by its results. 

If these zealous progressionists could succeed in their 
effort to exterminate the belief in a supreme intelligence, 
whence comes the exalted excellence of the conquest ? Who 
is made wiser or happier ? Will the sun shine any brighter 
or warmer, or the rainfall be any more regular? Will planets 
and systems be better guided in their orbits, or nature be 
clad in a robe of greater attraction and beauty ? If no good 
results, then the victory would be a failure. 

Will they succeed ? Can they succeed ? Never ! Their 
own arguments blot out nature and destroy universal law. 
The atheist reasons without revelation, I propose to answer 
him in the same manner. He says God could not make 
himself out of nothing. Suppose he could not ; does that 
prove that he does not exist ? Planets, suns and universes 
could not make themselves out of nothing, yet they exist in 
the sight and consciousness of all living intelligence. 

Atheist replies, universes always existed. Why did 
not God always exist as well ? He says God cannot be 

Appendix. 2ij 

omnipresent, for space has no bounds, no limit, and God 
cannot be large enough to fill a space that has no outside or 
circumference. By what law can he determine that space is 
infinite and intelligence finite ? Can the inferior limit the 
superior ? Can the wonn fix the bounds of the philosopher's 
mathematical scope ? He says God cannot have form, for 
there would be no outside to him, consequently he cannot 
exist. Stop a moment, Mr. Atheist ; has space an outside 
to it ? and do you claim it does not exist on that account ? 

God may have a definition for form and space that the 
atheist does not find in his philosophy, and be adapted to 
both, and that adaptation no more incomprehensible to man 
than a space without limits, an eternity without beginning 
or end or a universe that was never made. It is impossible 
for finite reason to determine what the infinite cannot be or 
do. We find in nature a great unlimited intelligence, and 
that intelligence can onl}^ be measured by us with the 
capacity of mind that man possesses. When we examine a 
machine adapted to a special purpose, we sa}^ what a com- 
plete design ! Whafa perfect plan ! Who was the inventor? 
Here we immediately seek the relation between the maker 
and the thing made, the plan and the planner, or the design 
and the designer. If we find a plan there must have been a 
planner. The locomotive, with its engine, boiler, carriage 
and couplings cannot be the result of an accidental falling 
together of wood and iron. Neither can it be formed by 
the inherent vibrations of atoms pulsating the molecules in 
the wood and metal, nor by the force of electric attraction 
and repulsion. Nothing but that power of mind, reason 
and skill, arising from a slight resemblance of those attributes 
ascribed to God, could plan and complete that machine. We 
judge the inventor's power of mind b}' the magnitude of his 
work ; his wisdom by the complication and perfection of his 
production ; the extent of his control over elements by his 
ability to adapt them to his purposes, and his goodness by 

2j8 Appendix. 

the beneficent purposes accomplished. A philosophic athe- 
ist sees a plan in every department of nature ; he sees also a 
planner, but is unwilling to call it or him God. He seeks 
for names or actions, like electricity, chemical attraction, 
involution and evolution, molecular force and atomic vibra- 
tions, anything except God. Every one of these elements 
or motions is as inexplicable to him or by him as the invisi- 
ble God of the universe. Whatever we may call that great 
universal intelligence, He has displayed all through nature 
a system of machinery as much superior to a locomotive as 
eternity is superior in duration to one hour clock time. 
L,ook at the millions of suns in our universe with their 
primary and secondary planets, all held with unerring cer- 
tainty in their orbits by a great plan of attraction and elec- 
tric repulsion, displaying itself in the laws of centrifugal and 
centripital forces. Without the law of attraction planets and 
suns would break from their moorings and dash off through 
space in chaotic confusion. Without the law of electric repul- 
sion the countless millions of orbs would fall together in one 
consolidated mass. In this great scheme of the universe every 
planet has its motion and its time, and its area of space to 
pass over in certain time. By the fulfilment of every part 
of the plan perfect order is maintained. We cite attention 
to God's plan of watering the producing surface of our 
earth. The world is surrounded by a very light, elastic 
atmosphere, composed principally of oxygen and nitrogen 
gases. This atmosphere, or the air that we breathe, is 
set in motion, causing wind, by three distinct methods — the 
attraction of the moon, the change in locality of electricity 
and heat, from the sun and other minor causes. This atmos- 
phere, though several hundred times lighter than water, is 
used as the vehicle to buoy up and carry it all over the sur- 
face of the earth. Water, so essential to vegetable and 
animal life, is composed of oxygen and hydrogen gases, so 
combined that heat and motion separate and rarify them 

Appendix. 2/0 

until they become lighter than the lower or evaporating 
stratum of the atmosphere, which varies from one to three 
miles in height. These gases ascend to the condensing 
or rain-forming stratum, where they are reunited into clouds, 
mists and showers, which are poured down upon the thirsty 
earth to renew and invigorate its vital forces. A portion of 
it is absorbed into the ground, whence it makes its way to 
the surface again in the form of springs, for constant use, 
flowing down by the law of gravitation in brooks, creeks 
and rivers to the level of the ocean. Who, of earth's engi- 
neers, can invent such a plan ? Yet plan it is, containing a 
degree of divine intelligence so far superior to man that he 
can only see that it is done, without comprehending why or 
how any of these laws, with such definite certainty, com- 
plete their work. 

Atheist talks of electric attraction and repulsion as crea- 
tive agents, without knowing what causes the attraction or 
changes it to repulsion. He refers to the organizing and 
disorganizing capabilities and intelligence of matter, with- 
out knowing what mind is, or how it exercises the power of 
contrast or conclusion. He enlarges upon the motor power 
of matter, while he cannot define the power by which he 
moves himself. Still he knows all about how God cannot 
live, move or have a being. ' ' He cannot live because He 
has no form, and because He could not make Himself out of 
nothing, and because He is of no use to a universe that can 
control itself without a God. " "He cannot move because 
there is no God to move, and it would take Him so long to 
go the rounds of infinite .space that the universe would all 
be left without a God." " He cannot have a being because 
He cannot fill unlimited space, and if He could. He could 
not occupy all space, for suns, planets, comets and aerolites 
occupy a portion of it, and his body would be riddled and 
every bone broken by swift-shooting meteors and revolving 
orbs." Such conceptions of God are only a reflection of 

220 Appendix. 

man's own ima.s^e, attributes and character. This process of 
god-making clothes each man's diety with all the vices, 
passions and malice which he may possess. When the 
atheist discharged his artillery it was aimed toward the 
Great Eternal instead of the host of reflected images, and 
the conflict is like the battle between the giant and Jupiter, 
" when the giant threw a hundred rocks against the planet 
at one throw, but Jupiter defeated him with thunder and 
buried him under Mount Etna." The Deity has any quan- 
tity of thunder, but the atheist lacks rocks. 

God's plan of human happiness and eternal progression 
is a great puzzle to an atheist. He cannot comprehend that 
this life is a school in which that spark of immortality which 
is clothed in an earthly form and individualized by a con- 
scious identity is taught by contrast and comparison to 
appreciate all that is lofty, noble, bright, glorious, truthful 
and lovel)^ from its lessons of good brought into contrast 
with evil. Though evil exists, it is only in quantity and 
quality sufficient to make the contrast complete. Our days 
of health, hope and happiness are many compared with their 
contrasts. The hours of pain, hunger, grief and pinching 
want are only a small fraction of an average lifetime. There 
is a motive in every intelligent action. Can matter, alone, 
without a God, plan a world where ail its living creatures 
enjoy a thousand pleasures to one pain ? Why would not 
the forces of matter be just as likely to reverse the condi- 
tions and erect an order of beings in which every sound 
would be a lamentation or shriek of horror, every sight a 
terror, every touch a deadly sting, every taste the bitterment 
of gall and every smell the stench of the valley of hades ? 
Where love would be transformed into hatred, friendship 
into dire conflict, hope into wailing despair and humanity 
into a race of skeleton fiends. Or if matter was always on 
the better side, giving man a momentary temporal life, what 
motive did Mother Matter have in mingling his cup of happi- 

Appendix. 221 

ness with the slightest tincture of misery ? By the plan of 
that great Infinite Intelligence who never errs in His con- 
trol over all his works, the spiritual part of man, by means 
of his physical form, is brought into direct contact with the 
laws of matter. His five senses are the media through 
which the spirit is brought into tangible relation with other 
beings and things outside of himself, which belong to 
material nature. In this world the lessons of eternal pro- 
gression begin. If we neglect to improve this opportunity 
for the study of matter and God's laws, as manifested in its 
changes and wonderful displays of grandeur and beauty, we 
may suffer a fearful loss when we find ourselves removed to 
a higher department, that we are not qualified to enter. 
"But," says the atheist, "your spiritual being and immor- 
tality is all a humbug." The man who has darkened his 
hope of immortality and smothered the dictates of the spirit 
within, may exclaim humbug! when he has been driven 
from organization as the origin of life and knowledge, to 
electricity, and from electricity to chemical attraction, thence 
to molecular force, then to atomic vibrations, and finally to 
involution and evolution, which is nothing more than elec- 
tric attraction and repulsion, and has been unable, with all 
his named forces, to explain one principle of inherent know- 
ledge in any of them. 

A man may deny the existence of an immortal principle 
within him-self, and labor to attribute the varied phenomena 
of his spiritual nature in the body or out of it, to as many 
causes as he can invent, yet the irresistible conviction rushes 
back upon his rationality that he has an undying spirit 
within that moves and controls his body, and when out of it 
moves, dictates and controls itself. The atheist speaks of 
the mind of man. What does he mean ? Organized matter, 
certainly ! Matter must be a wonderful being, having math- 
ematical powers almost unlimited, possessing philosophical 
capabilities tP criticise and trace the laws of a universe, hope 

222 Appendix. 

and aspirations that grasp eternal duration and a longing 
for immortality and eternal life. Its affections for parents 
and children are stronger than death. It loves the beautiful, 
progress in knowledge, and sj-nipathizes with those who 
suffer. Do plants, trees, and rocks compute their distance 
from the sun or comprehend their relation to other matter ? 
Do they weep when a twig or pebble is broken ? All matter 
is permeated with spirit, but matter itself is not spirit. Man 
has a spirit, but he is not all spirit. The two elements — 
form and intelligence — are united in him for the purpose of 
organizing an individuality — a self-acting identity. They 
continue their union until intelligence is moulded into a 
consciousness of its own being and power, when it drops the 
perishable form, but retains its immortal form. Man's 
attributes, reason, love, hope, knowledge and sympathy are 
elements of the soul. If these elements cannot die, how can 
the spirit, which is the embodiment of them, die? 

If Mother Nature is all there is of form and knowledge, 
producing and destroying in one everlasting succession, she 
is nothing better than an old harlot, strangling her offspring 
as fast as she gives them life and hope. But a higher power 
has pictured in man's bright imagination and noble reason 
a far away realmw here kindred spirits will re-unite and hail 
each other with the songs of the free ; where parents will 
greet their children that were snatched from their tender 
embrace, and children will clap the glad hands of their dear 
old father and mother on that waveless ocean of eternal 
progression. Is the great God of worlds and systems and 
universes false to himself and his creatures ? Is He a cheat 
and a deceiver? Will he plant the seeds of a tree that will 
never grow ; cause a flower to germinate that can never 
blossom, or light up a hope of immortality in man's bosom 
that shall never be realized ? 

Why is there so strong a desire for knowledge ; for the 
onward and upward prograssion ? If at the dissolution of 

Appendix. 22^ 

the bod)' knowledge shall cease, hope and life cease, all that 
moves the bod)- to activity, all that awakens the heart to 
sj'mpathy and love, all that inspires the soul to adoration 
and reverence shall lie down in dark and silent oblivion. 
No, no ! Man's spirit is a spark from the Great Eternal 
Life, and is immortal, else His existence is a discredit to un- 
limited wisdom and power, a cheat to Himself and an abor- 
tion from the bowels of nature. 

If ni}' atheistic friend could write this moment with the 
finger of destiny upon the broad canop)- of heaven the 
astounding proclamation, that man lives on\y to die and live 
no more, what a universal wail would rend the air the 
length and breadth of our fair world ! What blighted hope 
would wring the hearts of mankind ! What unavailing 
tears would scald the withered cheeks of humanity, doomed 
to a death of eternal unconsciousness. 

Oh ! how cold and dark and blighting is that grave that 
covers all we are and hold dear in silent oblivion ! Hark ! 
a voice within, the whisperings of a higher life, assure us 
that we are immortal ; that this life is only the stairway to 
our higher and nobler destiny. Good thoughts, words and 
deeds ourselves and brighten the pathway of others 
through the pilgrimage of this life. Seeking after wisdom 
and cultivating a hope of immortality and eternal life elevate 
our nature, expand our affections and bring us nearer the 
exalted realms of blessedness, purity, truth and light. 

D. W. Elderkin. 

Spartanshiirg, Pa., i88j. 


In the following index the figure following the number of generation indi- 
cates the page whereon the name of the person appears in the family record ol 
his or her parents. The second number gives the page where the record of that 
person's family appears. And the third number gives the page where the bio- 
graphical sketch of the person may be found. The names of the women who 
married into the family appear but once in the index, the name after marriage 
being given. The names of women belonging to the family, who were married, 
appear twice, being indexed by their maiden name and by their name after mar- 
riage, in which case the maiden name is enclosed in parentheses, as seen in that 
of Fanny (Elderkin) Baker, whose name appears among the " B's" and " E's." 
Where they are indexed by their maiden name their name is followed by that of 
their husband, prefixed by an m. 

By carefully noting the above it will be seen that the full record and lineage 
of any person can be traced accurately and easily. 

Abbe, Eunice (Huntington) Sixth 

Allen, Flora, m. Roberts Eighth, 

AUerton, Fiar (Brewster) Second,' 

Allerton, Isaac Second' 

Allerton, Isaac Third 

Bachus, Nancy (Huntington) Sixth,' 

Badger, Losa Rachel (Elderkin) Fifth,' 

Baker, Fanny (Elderkin) Sixth, 

Balcam Lydia (Elderkin) Sixth,' 

Bartlett, Sarah (Brewster) Third', 

Baungrass, Harriet E. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Beckwith, John vSeventh, 

Beckwith, Joseph Sixth, 

Beckwith, Polly (Walker) Sixth, 

Beckwith, Walker Seventh, 

Bentley, Delbert Eighth, 

Bentley, Lucy (King) Eighth,' 

Bentley, vSusan (King) Seventh, 

Bingham, Vashti (Elderkin) iMfth, 

Bissell, Amelia, m. Flint Eighth, 

Bissell, Annie (Elderkin) Fiith, 

Bissell, Annie (Huntington) Seventh, 

Bis.sell, Woodbridge Eighth 

Bliss, Ruba (Brewster) Sixth, 




































ii Index. 

Boynton, Jemima (T.auner) Seveuth, 

Brewster, Amy A. (Doud) Ninth, 

Brewster, Arminda (Baily) Eighth, 

Brewster, Benjamin Fourth, 

Brewster, Bertie P Ninth, 

Brewster, Birney N Tenth, 

Brewster, Cha-lotte A. (Diettritch) Eighth, 

Brewster, Clarence G Ninth, 

Brewster, Clyde R Ninth, 

Brewster, Edith E Ninth, 

Brewster, Elias Seventh, 

Brewster, Elias Pineo Eighth, 

Brewster, Elias W Ninth, 

Brewster, Elisha Fifth, 

Brewster, Elliott P Eighth, 

Brewster, Elliott E Ninth, 

Brewster, Emeline Ninth, 

Brewster, Ernest L, Ninth, 

Brewster, Fear, m. Allerton Second, 

Brewster, Francis E Ninth, 

Brewster, Harriet C. (Clark) Seventh, 

Brewster, Harriet H., m. Fuller Eighth, 

Brewster, Harry B Ninth, 

Brewster, Hattie L Ninth, 

Brewster, Henry A Eighth, 

Brewster, Henry C Ninth, 

Brewster, Hopestill (Wadsworth) Fourth, 

Brewster, Huldah, m, Goold Fifth, 

Brewster, Ichabod Fifth, 

Brewster, James B Ninth, 

Brewster, Jasper Seventh, 

Brewster, Jerusha (Newcomb) Sixth, 

Brewster, Jerusha, m. Loomis Seventh, 

Brewster, Jonathan Second, 

Brewster, Joseph Fourth, 

Brewster, Joseph W Seventh, 

Brewster, Joshua Fourth, 

Brewster, Lot Fifth, 

Brewster, Love . Second, 

Brewster, Lucretia (Edgerton) Seventh, 

Brewster,- Lucretia E,, m. Jackson Eighth, 

Brewster, Lucretia E Ninth, 

Brewster, Lucretia E Tenth, 

Brewster, Lydia (Partridge) Third, 

Brewster, Lydia Fourth, 

Brewster, Lydia M., m. Lyman Seventh, 

Brewster, Mabel A Tenth, 

Brewster, Martha (Wadsworth) Fifth, 

Brewster, Mary ...First, 

Brewster, Mary A. (Walden) Eighth, 

Brewster, Mary Jane Eighth, 
















































































Brewster, Mary L Ninth 

Brewster, Mary \V. (Bernard) ".'.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.Ninth; '^' qr q6 

Brewster, Mercy Fourth 

Brewster. Minnie L Ninth ' 

Brewster, Naomi Fifth 

Brewster, Nathaniel Third 

Brewster, Nathaniel Fourth 

Brewster, Nellie Hope .....Ninth ' 

Brewster, Oliver 2d Seventh, .,. 

Brewster, Oliver Fifth, 91 oi 03 

Brewster, Patience, m. Prince Second 90 

Brewster, Paul R Ninth, ' 101? 

Brewster, Roderic E Ninth lo^ 

Brewster, Roderic P Eighth, 76 lo:; 10, 

Brewster, Ruba, m. Bliss Si.xth, 

Brewster, Ruby, m. Ladd Seventh, 

Brewster, Sabra Seventh,' 

Brewster, Samuel W Eighth ' 76 

Brewster, Sarah (Collier) Second', 90 

Brewster, Sarah, m. Bartle t ...Third, ' 90 

Brewster, Sarah, m. Stetson .. .Fourth, 

Brewster, Sarah A. (Gaylord) Eighth' 

Brewster, vSarah E Ei^-hth' 76 

Brewster. Sarah F. (Thomas) Eighth, 

Brewster, Sardius Seventh 

Brewster, Sardius C '.'.'.Eighth,' 76 loi 

Brtwster, Sardius H Ninth 100 

Brewster, Seth ...Fifth ' 

Brewster, Silas Seven th 

Brewster, Silas R Ninth 

Brewster, Silas W ii.iy.'.'.i^.'.'^Eighth, '76 93 qx 

Brewster, Wadsworth Sixth 91 92 

Brewster, Wadsworth J Ninth, 9^ 96 97 

Brewster, William First, 90 

Brewster, William 2d Third 90 91 

Brewster, William 3d Fourth, 91 91 91 

Brewster, William Ninth, oS 

Brewster, Wrestling Second, 90 

Brewster, Wrestling 2d Third. 90 

Brewster, Zerepha F Ninth, lo^i 

Brown, Adelaide (Elderkin) Eighth, 118 

Brown, Harriet (Jackson) Seventh, 

Brown, Lorena (Vausise) Eighth,' 

Brown, Mary Emma Ninth,' 

Brown, William ...'Eighth, ""'' 118 

Brush, Dollie Lin Tenth 

Brush, Flora Belle (Main) Ninth' 

Brush. James F Ninth', ^' 5. s, 

Bryne, Marv (Grav) Sixth 35 

Campbell, Alfred E Seventh, 127 

Campbell, Augustus Seventh, 127 

92 93 







iv Index. 

Campbell, Geo. W Seventh, 

Campbell, Ira Eighth, 

Campbell, James Henry Seventh, 

Campbell, Jas. S Sixth, 

Campbell, John Cannon Seventh, 

Campbell, Jos Eighth, 

Campbell, Mary Ann Seventh, 

Campbell, vSally (Elderkin) Sixth, 

Campbell, Sam'l B Seventh, 

Campbell, Wm. W Seventh, 

Carl, Delos Eighth, 

Carl, Lucy (King) Eighth, 

Carl, Minnie Ninth, 

Carl, Ulric Ninth, 

Carlisle, Ada.^. Ninth, 

Carlisle, Edward.. Ninth, 

Carlisle, George... Ninth, 

Carlisle, Geo. F Eighth, 

Carlisle, Maria H. (Clark) Eighth, 

Carr, Clyrinda, m. Douglas Ninth, 

Carr, Eliza (King) Eighth, 

Carr, Hopkins Eighth, 

Carr, Matilda (Kilborne) Eighth, 

Carr, Nason Ninth, 

Carr, Sarah, m. Johnson Ninth, 

Callin, Carrie Ninth, 

Catlin, Charles M , Eighth, 

Catlin, Harriet (Jackson) Eighth, 

Catlin, Howard Ninth, 

Chamberlain, Myra (White) Sixth, 

Chapman, Albert Eugene Tenth, 

Chapman, George F Ninth, 

Chapman, Olive Lovina (Morey) Ninth, 

Chase, (Fitch) Seventh, 

Clark, Annie (Elderkin) Fifth, 

Clark, Anna, m. Vernon Sixth, 

Clark, Augustus Seventh, 

Clark, Augustus Eighth, 

Clark, Charles Sixth, 

Clark, Charlotte E., m. Perkins Sixth, 

Clark, Charlotte M., m. Town Eighth, 

Clark, Edward : Sixth, 

Clark, Edwards Sixth , 

Clark, Elizabeth, m. King Sixth, 

Clark, Grace Ninth, 

Clark, Hannah, m. ist Jackson; 2d, Roberts 


Clark, Harriet C, m. Brewster Seventh, 

Clark, Henry Seventh, 

Clark, Henry, Jr Eighth, 

Clark, Louisa E., m. Reed Seveuth, 











































































Clark, Maria H., m. Carlisle Eighth, 

Clark, Maria Josephine (Cross) Eighth, 

Clark, Mary Anne (Elderkin). Sixth, 

Clark, Mary Anne, m. Roberts Seventh, 

Clark, Mary Anne Eighth, 

Clark, Mary Louisa (Reed) Eighth, 

Clark, Olive (Hawks) Seventh, 

Clark, RoUie Marie.. Ninth, 

Clark, Rolliu C Eighth, 

Clark, Sarah F. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Clark, Sophia (Flint) Sixth, 

Clark, Wm. E Eighth, 

Clark, Wm. E.,Jr Ninth, 

Clark, Jerusia, m. Doolittle Sixth, 

Comestock, Albert W Ninth, 

Comestock, Albert Wilber Tenth, 

Comestock, Charley David Tenth, 

Comestock, Emma B. (Hadley) Ninth, 

Comestock, Emerson B Tenth, 

Comestock, Emmet L Ninth, 

Comestock, Florence Inis Tenth, 

Comestock, Mar\' Eliza (Jenner) Ninth, 

Comestock, Merit A Ninth, 

Comestock, Richard Eighth , 

Comestock, Susan E. (Kellogg) Eighth, 

Cox, Charles A Eighth, 

Cox, Helen A. (Hyde) Eighth, 

Cuthbert, Fanny (Elderkin) Sixth, 

Davis, Otteline (Town) Ninth, 

De Long, Anna (Underwood) Sixth, 

De Long, Anna E Seventh, 

De Long, Anna M Seventh, 

De Long, Electa Jane Seventh, 

De Long, Elias Ruel Seventh, 

DeLong, Elizabeth (Wells) Fifth, 

De Long, Elizabeth W Seventh, 

De Long, Emma L., m. Pearse Seventh, 

De Long, Francis Fifth, 

De Long, Mary M., m. Walker Seventh, 

De Long, Jacob Sixth, 

De Long, Jacob Albert Seventh, 

Deming, Charles L Eighth, 

Deming, Claire Winfield Ninth, 

Deming, Ellen A. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Deming, Emily C. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Deming, Lenox Edwin Ninth, 

Deming, Lillian Amelia Ninth, 

Deming, Loton L Eighth, 

Deming, Maud Uphema Ninth, 

Denison, Susannah (Elderkin) I'^ifth, 

Doolittle, Jerusia (Clark) Sixth, 











































































vi Index. 

Doud , Francis Eighth , 64 

Doud, James Fremont .. Nintli, 64 

Doud, Mary Jane (Elderkin) Eightli, 61 64 64 

Doud, Vehna Grace Ninth, 64 65 

DouglaF, Clyriuda (Carr) Ninth, 158 159 

Douglas, Lula Tenth, 159 

Douglas, Ortou Tenth, 159 

Douglas, Z. E Ninth, 159 

Dunn, Adelaide L. (Pardee) Eighth, 144 147 

Dunn, James Eighth, 147 

Dyer, Eliphalet ...Fourth, 26 26 

Dyer, Eunice Fourth, 26 

Dyer, Lydia (Backus) Third, 26 

Dyer, Lydia Fourth, 26 

Dyer, Mary, m. White Fourth, 26 

Dyer, Thomas Third, 26 

Ecker, Sarah Jane (Elderkin) Eighth, 72 73 

Edwards, Edith A. (King) Ninth, 159 159 160 

Edwards, Ruba F Ninth, 159 160 

Elderkin, Abigail , First, 5 

Elderkin, Abigail Second, 6 

Elderkin, Abigail (Fowler) Second, 6 

Elderkin, Abigail Third, 6 

Elderkin, Abigail Fourth, 7 

Elderkin, Adda Dell, m. White Eighth, 72 -]% 

Elderkin, Adela de, m. Brown Eighth. 118 118 

Elderkin, Ahira Fourth, 7 

Elderkin, Alathea, m. Dittlefield Sixth, 23 24 

Elderkin, Alfred Fifth, 20 126 126 

Elderkin, Alfred W Eighth, 72 

Elderkin, Amanda Fourth, 7 

Elderkin, Annie, m. Clark Fifth, 20 34 

Elderkin, Andrew Eighth, 57 

Elderkin, Angeline J Eighth, 72 73 

Elderkin, Ann Second, 6 

Elderkin, Anna McNair Ninth, 112 

Elderkin, Annath Fourth, 7 

Elderkin, Anne (Wood) Fourth, 19 

Elderkin, Annie, m. Bissell Fifth, 20 

Elderkin, Annie, m. Pond Sixth, 106 106 

Elderkin, Anthony Yedat Sixth, 106 106 106 

Elderkin, Archie Lysle Ninth, 120 

Elderkin, Bashaw Second, 6 

Elderkin, Bela Fifth, 20 105 104 

Elderkin, Bela, Jr Sixth, 106 

Elderkin, Bela Sixth, 37 40 ^o 

Elderkin, Benjamin Third, 6 

Elderkin, Benjamin Third, 7 

Elderkin, Betty (Waterman) Third, 7 

Elderkin, Betty , Fourth, 7 





41 53 04 

Elderkin, Bishop Sixth, 126 

Eklerkin, Catherine Seventh, 107 

Elderkin, Charlotte, m. Grav Fifth ' 20 ^s 

Elderkin, Charlotte, m. Moselev vSixth, 37 4? 4, 

Elderkin, Chas. Stanton .'. Ninth', 112 

Elderkin, Clarissa M., m. Siverly Seventh, 

Elderkin, Clinton Ninth, ' ^^ 

Elderkni, Cornelia (Walker) Seventh, 141 60 

Elderkfn, Cynthia Fourth, 7 

Elderkin, Deborah (Rrockway) Second', 6 

Elderkin, Deborah ' Third, ' 7 

Elderkin, Dinionda Susa Belle Ninth, 68 

Elderkin, Dyarchey Fifth,' 25 

Elderkin, Dyer White Seventh, 41 60 61 

Elderkin, Dyer W Kicrhth, 61 71 

Elderkm, Earl L Ninth, 45 

Elderkin, Edward vSeventh, 107 114 114 

Elderkin, Edward.. Eighth, 57 

Eldeikin, Edward A EilJhthi 118 no 

Elderkin, Elbert L Ninth, 58 

Elderkin, Eleazer Sixth, 105 105 

Elderkin, Eliza (Holden) Seventh, 108 loq 

Elderkin, Eliza Gurley Ni.ith, 112 

Elderkin, Elizabeth Third.' 7 

Elderkin, Elizabeth Fourth, 8 

Elderkin, Elizabeth (Drake) Gaylord First, ' ^ 

Elderkin, Elizabeth J Eighth, 72 

Elderkin, Ellen A., m. Deming Eighth,' 61 66 67 

Elderkin, Elniina L , m. Freeman Seventh, 107 107 108 

Elderkin, Emily C, m. Deming Eighth, 61 66 66 

Elderkin, Emma (Johnson) Eighth, 59 

Elderkin, Emma G Ninth;' 59 

Elderkin, Emma L Eighth, loS 

Elderkin, Emma Pamila Eighth, 118 118 

Elderkin, Emma S. (Garretson) Egbth, 119 120 

Elderkin, Evie Kingsbury, m. Wilson Ninth, 112 

Elderkin, Fannie (Gurley) Eighth, 112 

Elderkin, Fanny, m, ist, Cuthbert ; 2d, 

Baker Sixth, 126 126 

Elderkin, Fanny (Clark) (Putnam) Seventh, 108 109 

Elderkin, Fernando Fifth, 25 

Elderkin, Flora B Eighth, 61 71 

Elderkin, Frances E-, m. Smith Eighth, 108 112 

Elderkin, Francis Fifth, 25 

Elderkin, Frank Bennett Eighth, iiis 119 119 

Elderkin, Garrett D Eighth, s8 60 

Elderkin, George S xth, 106 

Elderkin, George vSeventh, 106 

Elderkin, George B Eighth. 58 

Elderkin, George Ira Eighth, 72 

Elderkin, George W Ninth, 113 

viii Index. 

Elderkin, Glenn Pardee Ninth, 

Elderkin, Glenn C Ninth, 

Elderkin, Goldie Florence Ninth, 

Elderkin, Hannah, m. Handy Second, 

Elderkin, Hannah (Coleman) Second, 

Elderkin, Hannah Fifth, 

Elderkin, Hannah H., m., ist, Johnson ; 2d, 

Gordon; 3d, Grosvenor ...Fifth, 

Elderkin, Harriet, ni. Jackson Sixth, 

Elderkin, Harriet, m. Sanford ...Seventh, 

Elderkin, Harriet, (Houghtaling) Eighth, - 

Elderkin, Harriet, m. Pardee Eighth, 

Elderkin, Harriet E., m , ist, Phelps ; 2d, 

Baumgrass Eighth, 

Elderkin, Harriet N Eighth, 

Elderkin, Henry Sixth, 

Elderkin, Henry Eighth, 

Elderkin, Hiram Eighth, 

Elderkin, Hiram Eighth, 

Elderkin, Horace J Seventh, 

Elderkin, Ida Lois, m. Warren Eighth, 

Elderkin, Ira. Seventh, 

Elderkin, James Second, 

Elderkin, James ..- Third, 

Elderkin, James Fourth, 

Elderkin, James Fourth, 

Elderkin, James Russell Eighth, 

Elderkin, James W Eighth, 

Elderkin, Jane H., m. Franklin Eighth, 

Elderkin, Jane H., m. Hetfield Eighth, 

Elderkin, Japtha Fourth, 

Elderkin, Jedediah, 2d ...Fourth, 

Elderkin, Jedediah Third, 

Elderkin, Jedediah Sixth, 

Elderkin, Jemima Fourth, 

Elderkin, Jeptha Third, 

Elderkin, John First, 

Elderkin, John, 2d Second, 

Elderkin, John, 3d Third, 

Elderkin, John, 4th Fourth, 

Elderkin, John Fourth, 

Elderkin, John, 5th Fifth, 

Elderkin, John A Ninth, 

EWerkin, John Bela Seventh, 

Elderkin, John B., Jr Eighth, 

Elderkin, Joseph Second, 

Elderkin, Joseph Third, 

Elderkin, Joseph 3d Fourth, 

Elderkin, Joshua Fourth, 

Elderkin, Joshua Fifth, 

Elderkin, Joshua Booth Fifth, 


















































































Eklerkiii, joshua Booth Sixth, 23 

Elderkin, Josina (Stauton) Eighth, 58 

Elderkiii, Judges Fifth, 

Elderkin, Judith Third, 

Elderkin, Judith, ni. Huntington Fifth, 

FUderkin, Judith Sixth, 

Elderkin, Julia S., m. Kellogg Seventh, 

Elderkin, Julianna, m. Staniford Sixth, 

Elderkin , Kadesh Fourth, 

Elderkin, Laura A. (Glass) t;ighth, 

Elderkin, Lena S. (Wicker) Eighth, 

Elderkin, Lilian D Ninth, 

Elderkin, Lillian Beardsley Ninth, 

Elderkin, Lois (King) Seventh, 

Elderkin, Lora, m. Flint Fifth, 

Elderkin, Lora Sixth, 

Elderkin, Loretta (Shamp) Eighth, 

Elderkin, Lorena. m. Brown P^ighth, 

Elderkin, Louis Elmer Ninth, 

Elderkin, Louisa Fourth, 

Elderkin, Louisa 2d Fourth, 

Elderkin, Louisa R . Sixth, 

Elderkin, Lo'sa Rachel, m. Badger Fifth, 

Elderkin, Lydia (White) Fifth, 

Elderkin, Lydia (Denison) Fifth, 

Elderkin, Lj'dia, m. ist Fitch Sixth, 

Elderkin, Lydia, m. 2d Balcam Sixth, 

Elderkin, Lydia Seventh, 

Elderkin, Luceus Sixth, 

Elderkin, Lucia Sixth, 

Elderkin, Lucretia, m. Phelps Sixth, 

Elderkin, Lucv, m. Strong Sixth, 

Elderkin, Luther Fifth, 

Elderkin, Mable Cornelia Ninth, 

Elderkin, Margaret Third, 

Elderkin, Martha, m. Hyde Seventh, 

Elderkin, Martha (Buchanan) Eighth, 

Elderkin, Maria M Eighth, 

Elderkin, Mariah (Noble) Seventh, 

Elderkin, Mariah, m. Swift Eighth, 

Elderkin, Mary (Story) Third, 

Elderkin, Marv.. Fourth, 

Elderkin, Mary (Powell) vSixth, 

Elderkin, Mary, m. Perkins Sixth, 

Elderkin, Mary (Wallaston) Seventh, 

Elderkin, Mary A., m. Jackson Sixth, 

Elderkin, Mary Ann Eighth, 

Elderkin, Mar}- Ann, m. ist, Clark ; 2d, 

Jackson Sixth, 

Elderkin, Mary B Eighth, 









45 46 


43 43 



















( 27 
















122 122 














42 42 



Elderkin, Mary E., m Peas Eighth, 

Elderkin, Mary Elizabeth (Shote) Eighth, 

Elderkin, Mary M. (Beardsley) Seventh, 

Elderkin, Mary Jane Ninth, 

Elderkin, Mary Jane (Stanton) Eighth, 

Elderkin, Mary Jane, m. Doud Eighth, 

Elderkin, Minnie A Ninth, 

Elderkin, Minnie B , ni. Stone Eighth, 

Elderkin, Mira Sixth, 

Elderkin, Mira, m. Fisher Seventh, 

Elderkin, Nancy, m. vShurtliff Sixth, 

Elderkin, Nancy (Norton) Sixth, 

Elderkin, Nancy (Norton) Seventh, 

Elderkin, N Edward Eighth, 

Elderkin, Noble Henry Eighth, 

Elderkin, Noble Strong Seventh, 

Elderkin, N. Strong, Jr Eighth, 

Elderkin, Noble vStrong, 3d Ninth, 

Elderkin, Oliver C Eighth, 

Elderkin, Orilla (King) Seventh, 

Elderkin, Parmela (Fullerj Sixth, 

Elderkin, Phebe Ann (Rockwell) Seventh, 

Elderkin, Phebe S., ni Smith Eighth, 

Elderkin, Philena (Fitch) Filth, 

Elderkin, Phineas B Seventh, 

Elderkin, Phineas Gurlev Ninth, 

Elderkin, Phoebe (Lee) .".... Third, 

Elderkin, Rachel Fourth, 

Elderkin, Rachel (Wetmore) Fourth, 

Elderkin, Rachel Ann Sixth, 

Elderkin, Rebecca (Allen) Fourth, 

Elderkin, Rebecca Fifth, 

Elderkin, Rexalenv Fifth, 

Elderkin, Rhoda C, m. Whitehill Eighth, 

Elderkin, Rodolphus Fourth, 

Elderkin, Rowniiner — Fourth, 

Elderkin, Samuel C ; Eighth, 

Eldeikin, Sallv, m. Campbell Sivth, 

Elderkin, Sarah (Brown) Fifth, 

Elderkin, Sarah F., m. Clark Eighth, 

Elderkin, Sarah Jane, m. ist Service ; 2d 

Ecker Eighth, 

Elderkin, Sarah L Eighth, 

Elderkin, Sarah Wales Sixth, 

Elderkin, vStephen White Sixth, 

Elderkin, Steven W Seventh, 

Elderkin, Susannah, m. Denison Fifth, 

Elderkin, Susan (Bates) Sixth, 

Elderkin, Susan Eighth, 

Elderkin, Susan A., m. Vosburg Eighth, 

Elderkin, Susannah (Baker) Third, 















































































Index. xi 

Elderkin, Susannah Fourth, 7 

Elderkin, Susannah, m. Huntington Fifth, 23 24 

Eklerkin, Susie Gardiner, m Wilcox P^ighth, 118 120 120 

Elderkin, Thomas M. F Sixth, 106 106 

Elderkin, Vashti, m. Bingham Fifth, 25 

Elderkin, Vernon H Ninth, 45 

Elderkin, Viletta, m. Rockwell Eighth, 57 

Elderkin, Vina C, m. Terry ECighth, 72 73 

Elderkin, Vine Fifth, 20 36 36 

Elderkin, Vine Seventh, 41 44 "44 

Elderkin, Walker W Eighth, 61 67 67 

Elderkin, Ward King Eighth, 61 68 68 

Elderkin, Wtn. Schuyler Ninth, 112 

Elderkin, W. Anthony Eighth, 108 112 no 

Elderkin, William Seventh, 107 

Elderkin, Zuba, m. Fleming Seventh, 41 50 50 

Ellis, Amelia D. (Pardee) Eighth, 144 145 146 

Ellis, Arthur R Ninth, 145 

Ellis, George Eighth, 145 146 

Fisher, Edith P Eighth, 114 

P'isher, Edward E Eighth, 114 

Fisher, Harriet P Eighth, 114 

Fisher, Herman Seventh, 11^ 114 

Fisher, Hewlett W Eighth, 114 

Fisher, Hiram S Eighth, 114 

Fisher. Mira (Elderkin) Seventh, 107 113 

Fitch, Eleazer D Seventh, 24 

Fitch, E. S, 24 

Fitch, Lydia (Elderkin) Sixth, 23 

Fitch, , m. Chase Seventh, 24 

Fleming, B Eighth, 50 51 51 

Fleming, Carl Tenth, 51 

Fleming, Edith Gertrude Tenth, 51 

Fleming, Eleanor I. m. Hunter Ninth, 51 51 52 

Fleming, George Ninth, 51 

Fleming, George Tenth, 51 

Fleming, H. J Eighth, 50 50 51 

Fleming, Joh n Seventh , 50 

Fleming, Lafayette Ninth, 51 

Fleming, Millard F Ninth, 50 51 

Fleming, Nanc}' (Hoag) Eighth, 50- 

Fleming, N. H., m. Main Eighth, 50 52 52 

Fleming, Rachel (Tuttle) Walleston Eighth, 51 

Fleming, Ralph Ninth, 50 

Fleming, Thomas Ninth, 50 

Fleming, Walker Ninth, 50 

Fleming, Wallace Ninth, 50 51 

Fleming, Zuba (Elderkin) vSeventh, 41 50' 50 

Flint, Amelia (Bissell) Eighth, 34 

Flint, Lora (Elderkin) Fifth, 20 34 

Flint, Sophia, m. Clark Sixth, 34 

xii hidex. 

Flint, , ni. Norton Ninth, 34 

Flood, Flora Belle (Main) Ninth, 52 

Flood, Pearl Victoria , Tenth, 53 

Foxburg, Carrie A. (Martin) Ninth, 156 157 

Foxburg, John Ninth, 157 

Franklin, Flora Ninth, 59 

Franklin, Jane H. (Elderkin) Eighth, 58 

Franklin, John Eighth, 59 

Franklin, Walter Ninth, 59 

Freeman, Edward Anthony Eighth, 107 108 

Freeman, Elmina L. (Elderkin) Seventh, 107 107 108 

Freeman, Maria (Chamberlain) Eighth, 108 

Freeman, Velonis Seventh, -107 

Fuller, Marshall C Eighth, loi 

Fuller, Harriet H. (Brewster) Eighth, 76 100 loi 

Gardner, Florence Iv Ninth, 56 

Gardner, Grace Ninth, 56 

Gardner, Harry H Ninth, 56 

Gardner, John Wesley Eighth, 56 56 

Gardner, Maud Ninth, 56 

Gardner, Sarah (Siverly) Eighth, 54 56 

Goold, Huldah (Brewster) Fifth, 91 

Gordon, Alexander Fifth, 24 * 

Gordon, Hannah H., m. Grosvenor Fifth, 23 24 

Gordon, Hannah H. (Elderkin) Fifth, 23 

Gordon, Harriet, m. Lee : Sixth, 24 

Gordon, Maria Sixth, 24 

Gray, Charlotte (Elderkin) Fifth, 20 35 

Gray, Harriet, m. Grosvenor Sixth, 35 

Gray, Mary, m. ist, Bryne; 2d, Gray Sixth, 35 

Gray, Mary (Gray) Sixth, 35 

Greene, Charles Seventh, 166 

Greene, Charles Eighth, 166 

Greene, Daniel Eighth, 166 

Greene, Lvdia (Kent) Seventh, 165 166 

Grosvenor, Hannah H. (Elderkin) Fifth, 23 

Grosvenor, Harriet (Gray) Sixth, 35 

Grosvenor, Joshua Fifth, 24 

Handy, Hannah (Elderkin) Second, 6 

Harper, Blanche (Mclntire) Ninth, 55 56 56 

Harper, D. R., Jr Ninth, 56 

Harrington, C Eighth, 50 53 

Heart, Harriet (Norton) Sixth, 134 135 135 

Heart, James Seventh, 135 

Heart, Julia, m. Heart Seventh, 135 

Heart, Sarah A., m. Savage Seventh, 135 

Heart, Wm. C Seventh, 135 

Hetfield, Alton Norton Ninth, 45 

Hetfield, Elbert Vine Ninth, 45 

Hetfield, Jane H. (Elderkin) Eighth, 45 

Hewlett, Mary W. Barnard (Brewster) Ninth, 96 96 

Index. xiii 

Hewlett, John Ninth, 96 

Hines, Polly (Kent)..., Seventh, 165 

Hunter, Eleanor I. (Fleming) Ninth, 51 51 52 

Hunter, John '. Ninth, 51 52 

Huntington, Annie, ni. Bissell Seventh, 34 34 

Huntington, Betsey, m. Johnson Sixth, 24 

Huntington, Eunice, m. Able Sixth, 24 

Huntington, Harry Sixth, 24 

Huntington, Hulda, m. Johnson Sixth, 24 

Huntington, Joshua Sixth, 24 

Huntington, Judith (Elderkin) Fifth, 20 

Huntington, Nancy, m. Bachus Sixth, 34 34 

Huntington, Roger Fifth, " 24 

Huntington, Susannah (Elderkin) Fifth, 23 

Hyde, Alice (Green) Eighth, ' 24 

Hyde, Charles S Eighth, 123 124 

Hyde, Edward H Eighth, 123 

Hyde, Freddie H Eighth, 123 

Hyde, George B Eighth, 123 124 124 

Hvde, Harrison H vSeventh, 122 122 

Hyde, Hattie E Eighth, 123 

H%'de, Helen A.,ni. Cox Eighth, 123 

Hyde, Martha (Elderkin) Seventh, 107 122 122 

Jackson , Arthur .■ Nin th, 83 

Jackson, Caroline L. (Rathbun) Eighth, 85 85 

Jackson, George Eighth. 81 

Jackson, Giles Seventh, 74 


Jackson, Giles \V Seventh, x 43 83 84 


Jackson, Hannah (Jennings) Seventh, 83 

Jackson, Hannah (Clark) Seventh, 42 74 74 

Jackson, Harriet (Elderkin) Sixth, 37 37 

Jackson, Harriet, ni. Brown Seventh, 37 

Jackson, Harriet, m. Catlin Eighth, 84 86 

Jackson, Henry A Eighth, 84 85 85 

Jackson, James Sixth, 80 

Jackson, James Sixth, 42 

Jackson, James Eighth, 84 

Jackson, James C Seventh, -^43 80 Si 


Jackson, James H Eighth, 81 83 83 


Jackson, Jane E., m. Leffingwell Seventh, ■< 43 86 87 


Jackson, Kate (Johnson) Eighth, 83 

Jackson, Lizzie, m. Morgan Eighth, 84 86 

Jacksoii, Lucretia E. (Brewster) Eighth, 76 So 93 

Jackson, Mary Eighth, 81 

Jackson, Mary A. (Elderkin) Sixth, 30 80 

xiv Index. 

Jackson, Mary Anue (Elderkin) Sixth, 

Jackson, Sarah Atwood Eighth, 

Johnson, A. B Ninth, 

Johnson, Betsey (Huntington) Sixth, 

Johnson, Cora Tenth, 

Johnson, Hannah H. (Elderkin) Fifth, 

Johnson, Hulda (Huntington) Sixth, 

Johnson, L/ora Tenth, 

Johnson, Salome, tn. Osgood Sixth, 

Johnson, Sarah (Carr) Ninth, 

Kelbourne, Lydia (King) Seventh, 

Kellogg, Albert Eighth, 

Kellogg, Alexander Ninth, 

Kellogg, Anna Ninth, 

Kellogg, Anna (Lin) Eighth, 

Kellogg, Clyde Ninth, 

Kellogg, Daniel Dy'r Eighth, 

Kellogg, Emma Grace Ninth, 

Kellogg, Frank Ninth, 

Kellogg, Freddie Ninth, 

Kellogg, Hiram Seventh, 

Kellogg, Hiram C Eighth, 

Kellogg, Jennie Ninth, 

Kellogg, John T Eighth, 

Kellogg, Julia Ann, m. Morey Eighth, 

Kellogg, Julia S. (Elderkin) Seventh, 

Kellogg, Lily Mary Ninth, 

Kellogg, Lorinda F., m. Post Eighth, 

Kellogg, Marcia C Eighth, 

Kellogg, Mary Ninth, 

Kellogg, Phebe (Shaver) Eighth, 

Kellogg, Ray Ninth, 

Kellogg, Susan E., m. Comstock Eighth, 

Kellogg, Ulisses H Eighth, 

Kellogg, Wm. A Ninth, 

Kellogg, William E Eighth 

Kent, Ara W Seventh, 

Kent, Charlotte T. (Greene) Seventh, 

Kent, Doll}-, m. King Seventh, 

Kent, George Seventh, 

Kent, Joseph Seventh, 

Kent, Lydia, m, Greene Seventh. 

Kent, Nancy, m. Wilcox Seventh, 

Kent, Polly, m. Hines Seventh, 

Kent, Sam'l Brazil Seventh, 

Kimmel, Allene A. (Pardee) Eighth, 

Kimmel, James Eighth, 

King, Albert Ninth, 

King, Benj amin Seventh , 

King, Benjamin Ninth, 

King, Clara D Ninth, 











































































Index. XV 

King, Clarissa (Schermerhorn) Eighth, 

King, Dolly (Kent) vSeventh, 

King, Dolly Ninth, 

King, Edith A., ni. Edwards Ninth, 

King, Eli W Eighth, 

Kent, EHsha vSeventh, 

King, Eliza, m. Carr F;ighth, 

King, Elizabeth (Clark ) vSi xth, 

King, Ella G. (Sage) Eighth, 

King, Frank R Ninth, 

King, George Eighth, 

King, Harriet R. (Martin) Eighth, 

King, Hiram Seventh, 

King, James Seventh, 

King, Jane A., m Martin Eighth, 

King, John Eighth, 

King, Laura (Pendleton) vSeventh, 

King, Laura A. (Bentley) Eighth, 

King, Laura A., m. Shattuck Eighth, 

King, Linuie A Ninth, 

King, Lois, m. Elderkin Eighth, 

King, Louisa L Ninth, 

King, Lucy, m. is , Carl ; 2d, Bentley Eighth, 

King, Lydia, m. Kelbourue Seventh, 

King, Lyman Eighth, 

King, Mary M. (Parsons) Eighth, 

King, Nora (Walker) ...Eighth, 

King, Noraian Seventh, 

King, Sally (Walker) Sixth. 

King, Sally, m Pendleton Seventh, 

King, Susan, m Bentley Seventh, 

King, Vinal H Eighth, 

King, Wanton Sixth, 

King, Wanton Seventh, 

King, Ward Sixth, 

King, Ward, Jr Seventh, 

King, Willard Eighth, 

King, WMlliam Eighth, 

Ladd, Ruby (Brewster) Seventh, 

Lee, Alphonzo Seventh, 

Lee, Daniel Seventh, 

Lee, Erastus Seventh, 

Lee, Hrrriet (Gordon) vSixth, 

Lee. James Sixth, 

Lee, James Seventh, 

Lee, Lydia (Walker) Sixth, 

Lee, William Seventh, 

Leffingwell, Albert Eighth, 

Leffingwell, Arthur Eighth, 

Leffingwell, Elisha Seventh,' 

Leffingwell, Elisha Dyer Plighth, 



















































































XVI Index. 

Leffiugwell, Eliza (Nicola) Eighth, 89 

Leffingwell, JamesJ Eighth, 

Leffiugwell, Jane E. (Jackson) Seventh, 

Leffingwell, Mannie P. (Parke) Eighth, 

Leffingwell, Mary Anna Ninth, 

Leffingwell, Mary C. (Hathaway) Eighth, 

Leffingwell, William Eighth, 

Littlefield, Alathea (Elderkin) vSixth, 

Loomis, Jerusha (Brewster) Seventh, 

Lyman, Lydia M. (Brewster) Seventh, 

Mclntire, Blanche, m. Harper Ninth, 

Mclntire, Caroline (Siverly) Eighth, 

Mclntire, Ida May Ninth, 

Mclntire, J. Watson Eighth, 

McKee, Albert Eighth, 

McKee, Susan Alzina Vosburg (Elderkin). Eighth,' 

McQueen, Amelia D. (Pardee) Eighth, 

McQueen, Bissie A Ninth, 

McQueen, Chas. E Eighth, 

McQueen, Guy H Ninth, ' 

Main, Flora Belle, m. ist. Flood; 2d, Brush..Ninth, 

Main, Florence L Ninth, 

Main, John J Eighth. 

Main, Lafayette M Ninth, 

Main, Lewilhn B Ninth, 

Main, N. H. (Fleming) Eighth, 

Maloy, Arloa A. (Pardee) Eighth,' 

Maloy, John A Ninth, 

Maloy, William B Eighth, 

Martin, Adda R. (Oakes) Ninth, ' 

Martin, Carrie A., m. Foxburg Ninth, 

Martin, Charles E Ninth, 

Martin, Frank L Ninth, 

Martin, Jane A. (King) Eighth, 

Martin, Lester J Eighth, 

Martin, Marie Tenth, 

Martin, Willis A ; Ninth,' 

Morey, Alice L., m. Slayton Ninth, 

Morey, Ann Vernetta Ninth, 

Morey, Edward M.. Eighth, 

Morey, Julia Ann (Kellogg' Eighth, 

Morey, Olive Lovina, m Chapman Ninth, 

Morgan, Geo. B ;Eighth, 

Morgan, Henry Ninth, 

Morgan, Lizzie (Jackson) Eighth, 

Morgan , Mabel Ninth, 

Moseley, Dunham Seventh, 

Nash, Abigail (Walker) Seventh, 

Neims, Anna (Strong) Seventh, 






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156 . 































Norton, Achsah ( ) Fourth 

Norton, Adelia M. (Atwood) Sixth 

Norton, Adelia M Seventh, 136 

Norton, Albert E Seventh, 137 

Norton, Alice .Seventh, 136 

Norton, Amanda Seventh, 136 

Norton, Betsey Sixth 

Norton, Edward Sixth' 

Norton, Edward W Seventh 

Norton, Elizabeth (Mason) Second,' "" i-j- 

Norton, Elizabeth (Newberv) Sixth, ' i^6 

Norton, Elizabeth '. .Seventh, 136 

Norton, Elizabeth M Seventh, \ifi 

Norton, Eunice (Cowls) Fourth, ' 

Norton, Eunice Fifth 

Norton, George Sixth, 

Norton, George Seventh, 136 

Norton, Harriet, m. Heart Sixth, 114 i-: j^-r 

Norton, Henrietta Seventh, 136 

Norton, Henry Sixth, 1^,4 i:;6 117 

Norton, Henry H Seventh, i'^6 

Norton, Hiram Sixth, 134 

Norton, Ida Seventh, \-^- 

Norton, Jane Seventh, 136 

Norton, Jane Martha Seventh, 137 

Norton, Jedediah Fourth, 133 134 

Norton , Jedediah 2d Fifth, 1^4 

Norton, John Second, 133 

Norton, John Seventh, 136 



Norton, Josiah Fifth, 

Norton, Lydia, m. Thompson Fifth' 

Norton, M'ary A. (Tuttle) Sixth', "^ 136 

Norton, Mary A Seventh 


Norton, Nancy, m Elderkin Sixth, 134 135 

Norton, Nettie Seventh, 137 

Norton, Philip Sixth, 134 136 136 

Norton, Phcebe (Edwards) Fifth, 134 

Norton, Rebecca (Neil) Third, 13-, 

Norton, Rebecca, m. Wright Fifth,' n4 134 

Norton, Ruth, m. Upson Fifth', i'-,4 

Norton, Samuel 1st Fifth,' 134 

Norton, Samuel 2d Fifth,' 1^,4 134 135 

Norton, Samuel 4th Seventh, i\6 

Norton, Samuel Seventh, 136 

Norton, Sarah Seventh, 136 

Norton, Thomas First, 13^ 

Norton, Thomas 2d Second, 13^ 1^3 

Norton, Thomas 3d Third, 133 133 133 

Norton, William Sixth, 1^,4 

Norton, (Flint) Ninth, 34 

Osgood, Salome (Johnson) Sixth, 24 

xviii Index. 

Pardee, Addison A Eighth, 144 

Pardee, Adelaide L., m. Dunn Eighth, ■ 144 147 

Pardee, Adelbert Eighth, 144 

Pardee, Adelia E Eighth, 144 

Pardee, Aldaman Eighth, 144 

Pardee, Alice L., m. Tucker Eighth, 144 146 

Pardee, Allene A., m. Kimmel Eighth, 144 147 

Pardee, Amelia D,, m. ist, Ellis ; 2d, Mc- 
Queen Eighth, 144 145' 146 

Pardee, Arloa A., m. Maloy Eighth, 144 147 

Pardee, Augustin H Eighth, 144 

Pardee, Averry C Eighth, 144 

Pardee, Frank Eighth, 121 

Pardee, Frank Wilcox Ninth, 121 

Pardee, Harriet (Elderkin) Eighth, 118 121 121 

Pardee, Horace Seventh, 144 144 

Pardee, Mary Elizabeth Ninth, 121 

Pardee, Rachel (Walker) Seventh, 141 144 145 

Patterson, Alexander A Eighth, 143 144 

Patterson, Arloa (Walker) Eighth, 142 143 

Patterson, Frank C Ninth, 144 

Patterson, George W Ninth, 144 

Pearse, Emma L,. (De Long) Seventh, 151 

Peas, Cora Ninth, 60 

Peas, Edvv'ard Ninth, 60 

Peas, George Eighth, 60 

Peas, John Ninth, 60 

Peas, Mary E. (Elderkin) Eighth, 58 60 

Pendleton, vSally (King) Seventh, 154 

Perkins, Charlotte (Clark) Sixth, 34 

Perkins, Mary (Elderkin) Sixth, 23 

Phelps, Harriet E. (Elderkin) Eighth, 72 73 

Phelps, Ivucretia (Elderkin) Sixth, 23 

Pond, Annie (Elderkin) Sixth, 106 106 

Post, Loiinda F. (Kellogg) Eighth, 46 

Prince, Patience (Brewster) Second, 90 

Reed, Ephriam Carpenter Seventh, 79 

Reed, Helen Amelia ^ Eighth, 79 

Reed, Louisa E. (Clark) Seventh, 42 79 

Reed, Louisa Mary Eighth, 79 

Reed, Mary Louisa, m. Clark Eighth, 79 80 

Ripley, Mary M. (Walker) Eighth, 142 

Roberts, Charles N Ninth. 75 

Roberts, Clark ...Eighth, 75 75 

Roberts, David L Seventh, 74 

Roberts, Ella Ninth, 75 

Roberts, Ellen O Eighth, 74 

Roberts, Flora (Allen) Eighth, 50 53 

Roberts, Glendower Eighth, 74 

Roberts, Hannah (Clark) Seventh, 42 74 74 

Roberts, Jane Eighth, 74 


Roberts, John Eighth, 53 

Roberts, L,ewis C Ninth, 

Roberts, L,inscott Ninth, 

Roberts, Lizzie (Linscott) Eighth, 

Roberts, Mary Anne (Clark) Seventh, 

Roberts, Mary Anne Eighth, 

Roberts, Mary Otteline Ninth, 

Roberts, Roderick Eighth, 

Roberts, Willis H. Ninth, 

Rockwell, Viletta (Elderkiu) Eighth, 

Sanford, Aulelus M Eighth, 

Sanford, Charles Elderkin Ninth, 

vSanford, Harriet (Elderkin) , Seventh, 

Sanford, Lillie C Ninth, 

Service, Sarah Jane (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Shattuck, Dolly Ninth, 

Shattuck, Flos Ninth, 

Shattuck, Jerome B Eighth, 

Shattuck, John F Ninth, 

Shattuck, Laura A. (King) Eighth, 

Shattuck, Nine M Ninth, 

Shattuck, Plinna Ninth, 

Shurtliff, Nancy (Elderkin) vSixth, 

Siverly, Albert Eighth, 

vSiverly, Caroline, ni. Mclutire Eighth, 

Siverly, Clarissa M. (Elderkin) Seventh, 

Siverly, Emily Eighth, 

Siverly, Hamilton P^ighth, 

Siverly, Lucy L. (Dimond) Eighth, 

Siverly, Philip H Seventh, 

Siverly, Sarah, m. Gardner P<iglith, 

Siverly, Walter Eighth, 

Slayton, Alice L. (Morey) Ninth, 

Slayton, Edward A Tenth, 

vSlayton, Herman H Ninth, 

Slayton, Minnie F Tenth, 

Slayton, Sarah L Tenth, 

Smith, Albert Ward Ninth, 

Smith, Biua Mac Ninth, 

Smith, Evie Ninth, 

Smith, Frances E. (Elderkiu) Eighth, 

Smith, Horace Eighth, 

Smith, Hoyt F Ninth, 

Smith, Phebe S. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Smith, Thomas ICighth, 

Smith, Wni Elderkin Ninth, 

Stacy, Almira (Walker) Seventh, 

Staniford, James Seventh, 

Staniford, Julianna (Elderkin) Sixth, 

Stetson, Sarah (Brewster) Fourth, 

Stone, Milton D Eighth, 

















































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XX Index. 

Stone, Minnie B. (Elderkin) Eighth, 6i 71 71 

Strong, Anna, ni Neinis Seventh, 

Strong, Ivucy (Elderkin) vSixth, 

Swift, Mariah (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Tanner, Anna (Walker) vSixth, 

Tanner, Ira Seventh, 

Tanner, James Seventh, 

Tanner, Jemima, m. Boyntoii Seventh, 

Tanner, John vSeven th. 

Tanner, Lydia, m. Wilcox Seventh, 

Tanner, Nichols 

Tanner, Sally, m. Weatherl}- Seventh, 

Tanner, Thomas Sixth, 

Tappin, Sally (Walker) vSeventli, 

Terry, Vina C (Eldexkin) Pvighth, 

Town, Charlotte M. (Clark) Eighth, 

Town, Otteline, m. Davis Ninth, 

Town, Salem Eighth, 

Tncker, Alice L. (Pardee) Eighth, 

Tucker, Ella E Ninth, 

Tucker, Eugene N Ninth, 

Tucker, Ethelyn V Ninth, 

Tucker, Isaac N Eighth, 

Tucker, Josiah D Ninth, 

Upson, Ruth (Norton) Fifth, 

Vansise, Maritta (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Vernon, Anna (Clark) Sixth, 

Vosburg, Mary A. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Vosburg, Jerry Eighth, 

Walker, Abigail, m. Nash vSeventh, 

Walker, Alene C Eighth, 

Walker, Almira, m. Stacy vSeventh, 

Walker, Amelia (Hays) Sixth, 140 141 

Walker, Anna, m. Tanner Sixth, 

Walker, Arloa, m. Patterson Eighth, 

Walker, Augustin H i Seventh, 

Walker. Carl D Ninth, 

Walker, Ceqil E Eighth, 

Walker, Charles Eighth, 

Walker, Charley L Ninth, 

Walker, Clara Seventh, 

Walker, Clarence. Eighth, 

Walker, Clarinda Seventh, 

Walker, Clarrie ( ) Sixth, 

Walker, Cornelia, m. Elderkin Seventh, 

Walker, C. R. (Barker) Seventh, 

Walker, Daniel Seventh, 

Walker, Daniel H Seventh, 141 142 142 

Walker, Denzil D Seventh, 141 141 

Walker, Dewey , Seventh, 

Walker, Dewey Seventh, 




















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Walker, Edmond D Eighth id2 m 

Walker, Edward .?e?en?h, ^9 '''' 

Walker, Ella L Ei'^hth 

Walker, Ello (Curtis) Eighth' 

Walker, Ehua J. (Spencer) Eighth' 

Walker, Elsa (Greene) Seventh, 142 

.^^ancei-- EJveneM Eighth, 151 ^ 

,;.,,' ^^""ah Seventh, nq 

Waker, Harley Eighth, 1^2 

\\alker, Harriet Seventh, ^o 

Walker, James Fifth 

Walker, James ■..'.'..'. Sixth, 






Uaker, James Seventh, 13S 

,;.,,' J""™^^ Seventh, 1159 

Walker, James H Eighth. 142 ,43 

,^}A^''''' J^"^ Seventh, 139 

Wa ker, John Sixth, 13S 

}\ alker, Julia Seventh 


Walker, Leon E... Eighth,' 149 150 150 

Walker, Lois ( Sixth t,8 ^ 


) Sixth, 

u alker, Lorane Seventh 

Walker, Louisa H. (Freeman). Seventh' ici 

Walker, Lydia, m. Lee Sixth, ' 13S 119 

Walker, Mariah Seventh, 1^,9 

Uaker, Mary E Seventh. 141 141 

Walker, Mary E. (Bixler) E'o-hth 14^ 

Walker, Mary M. (DeLong) Seventh, 151 149 14S 

Walker, Mary M., m. Ripley Eighth. 

Walker, Nathaniel Seventh 

W^alker, Nellie A. (Hyde) Ninth, ' 

Walker, Nelson Seventh, 

Walker, Nicholas Seventh,' .,^ 

Walker, Polly, m. Beckwith Sixth, 138 140 

Waker, Rachel, m. Pardee Seventh, 141 144 14= 

Walker, Ransom Seventh, 139 

Walker, Rosa, m. Wright Eighth, 142 142 14:1 




Roy Curtis Ninth, 



Wa ker, Sally, m. King Sixth, 138 154 

Walker, Sally Seventh, 139 

Walker, Sally, m. Tappin Seventh, 139 

W alker, Samantha Seventh, 141 

Walker, vSamuel Sixth, ' 13S 

Walker, Samuel Seventh, 139 

Walker, Sarah (Shaplev) Fifth 138 

Walker, Sarah .'. Seventh, 1:59 

Walker, Scovel Seventh, 13S 

Walker, Shapley Sixth, 13S 138 

Walker, Simeon Seventh, 139 

Walker, Sophia (Hawkins) Seventh, 142 

xxii Index. 

Walker, Sylvenus Seventh, 

Walker, Thomas D Sixth, 

Walker, Willard Seventh, 

Walker, Willard Seventh, 

Walker, Willard Seventh, 

Walker, William Seventh, 

Walker, William Seventh, 

Walker, William Seventh, 

Warren, Ida Lois (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Warren, Laura Blanche Ninth, 

Warren, Murray H Eighth, 

Warren, Murray Heller Ninth, 

Weatherly, Sally (Tanner) Seventh, 

White, Adda Dell (Elderkin) Eighth, 

White, Daniel Second, 

White, Dyer Fifth, 

White, Elisha Fifth, 

White, Eunice Fifth, 

White, Hannah Fifth, 

White, Hulda Fifth, 

White, John Fourth, 

White, John Third, 

White, John Fifth, 

White, Lydia, m. Elderkin Fifth, 

White, Mary (Dyer) Fourth, 

White, Mary -. Fifth, 

White, Myra, m. Chamberlain Sixth, 

White, Nathaniel First, 

White, Sarah Fifth, 

White, Stephen Fourth, 

White, vSusannah Fifth, 

Whitehill, Charles Freemont Ninth, 

Whitehill, Mino Pearl Ninth, 

Whitehill, Rhoda C. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Whitehill, Z. T Eighth, 

Wilcox, Emmons T Eighth, 

Wilcox, Frankie Elderkin Ninth, 

Wilcox, Lydia (Tanner) Seventh, 

Wilcox, Nancy (Kent) Seventh, 

Wilcox, Susie G. (Elderkin) Eighth, 

Wilson, Evie Kingsbury (Elderkin) Ninth, 

Wright, Chester O Eighth, 

Wright, Cyrus Ninth, 

Wright, Matta Ninth, 

Wright, Norton Sixth, 

Wright, Rebecca (Norton) Fifth, 

Wright, Rosa (Walker) Eighth, 










































































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