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VOL. LII. 



No. i 



THE NEW YORK 
Genealogical and Biographical 

Record. 



DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF AMERICAN 
GENEALOGY AND BIOGRAPHY. 



ISSUED QUARTERLY. 




January, 192 i 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY 

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The New York GeneaLogical and Biographical Record. 



Publication Committee : 
HOPPER STRIKER MOTT, Editor. 
JOHN R. TOTTEN, Financial Editor. 

JOHN EDWIN STILLWELL, M. D. TOBIAS A. WRIGHT. 

ROYDEN WOODWARD VOSBURGH. REV. S. WARD RIGHTER. 

CAPT. RICHARD HENRY GREENE. MRS. ROBERT D. BRISTOL. 

HENRY SNYDER KISSAM WILLIAM ALFRED ROBBINS 



JANUARY, 1921.— CONTENTS. 

PAGB 

Illustrations. Portrait of Samuel Putnam Avery Frontispiece 

Original Gravestone of Elizabeth Waring Opposite page 37 

New Gravestone of Elizabeth Waring " "37 

Present Grouping of Stones showing Old Stones and New Stones 

and Memorial Tablet and Pedestal "37 



Samuel Putnam Avery. Contributed by John R. Totten 



2. Latimer (Lattimore) Family. Contributed by Charles D. Parkhurst, 

U. S. Army 6 

3. Titus Family Notes. Editorial Comment by John R. Totten ... 32 

4. The Waring Surname— A Restoration. Contributed by Clarence 

Ettienne Leonard 37 

5. The Deering ok Dering Family of Boston, Massachusetts, and 

Shelter Island, New York. Contributed by Arthur Wentworth 
Hamilton Eaton, M.A., D. C. L . . .40 

6. Christophers F.amily. Contributed by John R. Totten. (Continued 

from Vol. LI, p. 344) 55 

7. Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. Contributed by Theresa 

Hall Bristol. Continued from Vol. LI, p. 258) 71 

8. The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. Descendants of George Tip- 

pett of Yonkers, N. Y. Contributed by William Solyman Coons. 
(Continued from Vol. LI, p. 359) 79 

9. Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works . 87 

10. Society Notes 95 

11. Queries— Nostrand-Bogert — Warner — Sherman 96 

12. Book Reviews. By John R. Totten 97 

13. Accessions to the Library 103 



NOTICE.— The Publication Committee aims to admit into the Record only such new Genea- 
logical. Biographical, and Historical matter as may be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, but 
neither the Society nor its Committee is responsible fjr opinions or errors of contributors, whether 
published under the name or without signature. 

The Record is issued quarterly, on the first of January, April, 
July and October. Terms: $6.00 a year in advance. Subscriptions 
should be sent to N. Y. GEN. & BIOG. SOC, 

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(5) succeeding generations of said settler s descendants. 

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previously published. 

Articles on family Coats-of-Arms giving authentic demonstratior irf *e 

publication to accompany such articles. 
. Verified and complete records of old churches in 1 ^/w York City and 
State, and in territory contiguous thereto, including vital records 01 
births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials. 

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from New York City and State burying grounds, and from terr.tory taken 
contiguous thereto. 

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alogical order* and sequence and numbered as to generations ^ after the 
manner adopted by the New York Genealogical g^^^^Smm B 

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published, are invited to submit the same , to this Society b « m^ikmg 
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Form Copyrighted and recommended by this Society 

This Society has copyrighted and has for sale a printed blank genealogical chart called 

"Register of Pedigrees." These registers are ot iwu varieties, called "single" and •double" 

registers, respectively. They are each bound volumes, 11 X 16 inches in size, properly ruled aud 

nnted for the msertiou ol the names aud vital records ot ancestors r>f the individual using the 



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The " single " Registers consist of 17 leaves (34 pages), and when filled in will give all of the 
ancestors of tn<: individual in all ramifications for 9 generations, arranged so that the tamilv name 
of each of the »6 great-great-grandparents of the individual occupies a full page. Family names 
appear on the marginal index, which is formed by the indentation ot each leaf The back of each 
leaf is arranged for special memoranda concerning the correspondingly numbered individual on 
the front of same leal. 

The "double" Registers are practically two "single" Registers combined, consisting ol 
14 leaves (68 pages). The object being to permit the individual to devote the first half of the 
Register to the registration of the complete record of his male line of ascent; the second half for a 
like registration of his female line of ascent. The "double" Register therefore provides for the 
registration of to full generations in both the male and female tines. 

These Registers have been revised and improved in form and a new edition of the same is 
now ready for sale. In this ne* edition we have issued one-half in the old form of permanent 
binding in paper and cloth as heretofore; and one-halt in "loose lea/" cloth binding. The loose 
leaf cloth binding is an improvement on the old form of permanent binding as it permits the 
indefinite extension of the " Register " to include the recording of as many generation* of ascent 
as the individual can establish. 

The entire edition is printed on extra quality oi linen ledger pap*r. 

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may present the same to this Society, and ;f found to be properlv recorded they will be filed 
amongst the manuscript records, and the individual will receive a new blank Register in exchange 
for the same gratis. It is the desire of the Trustees that members of the Society supply themselves 
with these Registers, fill them out as hilly as possible, and file them with the Society. The) will 
be b mod from time to time iu volumes fully indexed and will thus foi m a record of great value to 
genealogists. Those who have in their possession information relative to their individual ancestry 
are urged to secure these Registers, fill them in aud file them with the Society, as information oi 
this nature is freque vtlv lost to posterity owing to negligence on the part ot those possessing such 
tnlormati >n to record the same in recognired depositories provided for that purpose. 

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Publication Committee : 

HOPPER STRIKER MOTT, Editor. 

JOHN R. TOTTEN, Financial Editor. 
JOHN EDWIN STILLWELL, M. D. TOBIAS A. WRIGHT. 

ROYDEN WOODWARD VOSBURGH. MRS. ROBERT D. BRISTOL. 
CAPT. RICHARD HENRY GREENE. WILLIAM ALFRED ROBBINS. 
HENRY SNYDER KISSAM. 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 

reviewed — 
Albany, N. Y., Historical Sketch 

of the 3rd Reformed Church of 

104 
American Irish Historical Society 

Journal, Vol. XVIII, 290 
Asbury Park, N. J„ History of the 

First Reformed Church of, io3 
Athens, N. Y., Records of the 

Lutheran Church, photostat 

copies, 2 volumes, manuscript, 

104 
Bangs Family of South Dennis, 

Mass., manuscript, 2qi 
Beckwith Notes, Vol. VI, 104 
Beloit College Bulletin, 104 
Beloit College Catalogue, 1920-21, 

, 2 9 2 

Blaine Family, 103 

Blanchard Arms and Notes, 103 

Bogardus Family Notes, manu- 
script, 104 

Bowen Memorial, 292 

Brookline, Mass., Town Records, 
2 vols., 104 

Brown Family, chart, manuscript, 
103 

Burr, Aaron, Some papers of, 292 

Canaan, at Canaan Centre, Colum- 
bia, Co., N. Y., Records of the 
First Presbyterian Church, type- 
written manuscript, 104 

Caroline, N. Y., Inscriptions from 
the Central Chapel Cemetery, 
manuscript, 291 

Carter, John of Providence, R. I., 
List of the Sons and Daughters 
of the family of, manuscript, 291 

Cattaraugus County, N. Y., His- 
tory of, 104 

Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
Records of the First Presbyteri- 
an Church, typewritten manu- 
script, 104 

Chesebrough and Palmer Notes, 
manuscript, 291 

Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, 
N. H., History of, 292 

Cohen Family, Memorial Book of, 
103 

Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 
Publications of the, Vols. 20-22, 
290 

Colonial Wars, Society of the State 
of California, Annual Roster, 
1920, 104 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed {Continued) 

Colonial Wars, Society of the State 
of California, Historian's Re- 
port, 1920, 292 

Columbia County, N. Y., Grave- 
stone Inscriptions, Vol. I, 104 

Connecticut Hist. Soc. Collections, 
Vol. XIII, 104 

Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y. f> 
Records of the Presbyterian 
Church, typewritten manuscript, 
104 

Cosmos, Fundamentals of the, 104 

Cowing, John, Descendants of, 
manuscript, 291 

Danby, N. Y., Inscriptions from 
the Curtis and Danby Cemeter- 
ies, manuscript, 291 

Daughters of the Cincinnati, Year 
Book of the, 1920, 104 

Deerfield Mass., Vital Records 
of, 292 

Demarest, John, Will and Deed of, 
manuscript, 104 

Durham, Greene Co., N. Y., Re- 
cords of the First and Second 
Presbyterian Churches, type- 
written manuscript, 104 

Essex County, Mass., Probate Re- 
cords, Vol. Ill, 104 

Essex County, Mass., Records 
and Files of the Quarterly 
Courts of, Vol. VIII, 292 

Folsom, John, Eighth Annual Re- 
union of the Descendants of, 
104 

Fowler Deeds showing 4 Henry 1 
Fowlers in the line of Henry 1 
Fowler, Abstracts of, manu- 
script, 291 

Fox Family News, Vol. VIII, 103 

Frye Genealogy, 104 

Fulton and Montgomery County, 
N. Y., Maps of, 104 

Gavit, Joseph, Pedigree Chart of, 
manuscript, 103 

Germantown, Columbia Co., N. Y., 
Graveyard Inscriptions, manu- 
script, 291 

Gloucester, N. J., Notes of Old, 
Vol. I, 291 

Goshen, N. Y., History of the First 
Presbyterian Church of, 103 

Granite Monthly, Vols. 1-7, 10, 13, 
48-52, 292 

Greenville, N. Y., History of the 
Presbyterian Church, 104 



Index of Subjects. 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed {Continued) 

Greenwich, City of New York, 
Records of the Reformed Dutch 
Church, typewritten manuscript, 
104 

Harmon Genealogy, 104 

Hertfordshire, Eng., History of, 
Vol. I, 103 

Holland Society, Year Books for 
1001 and 1903, 103 

Hooker, Thomas, the first Ameri- 
can Democrat, 292 

Hovey, History of the House of, 
104 

Howard, Abraham of Marshfield, 
Mass., and his descendants, 103 

Howard-Hayward Gen ealog y , 
manuscript, 291 

Huffmaster, James T., Line of 
Descent of, manuscript, 291 

Huguenot Society of America, 
Catalogue of the Library of, 103 

Indiana, Historic, 104 

Ithaca, N. Y., Inscriptions from 
the East Lawn Cemetery, manu- 
script, 291 

Kansas State Hist. Soc, Publi- 
cations of the, Vol. II, 1920, 291 

Kinderhook, Columbia Co., N. Y., 
Records of the Reformed Dutch 
Church, 3 vols., typewritten 
manuscripts, 292 

Kingston, N. Y., Historical Ac- 
count and Inventory of the Re- 
cords of, 104 

Lafayette Marne Day Ceremonies, 
104 

Lattingtown, in Marlborough, Ul- 
ster Co., N. Y., Records of the 
Baptist Church of, typewritten 
manuscript, 291 

Livingston, and Wyoming Count- 
ies, N. Y., History of, 292 

Logan, Florence Fowler (That- 
cher), Thatcher Pedigree of, 
manuscript, 292 

Macfarlane Clan, 291 

Mac Queens of Queensdale, 291 

Manchester, Mass., Town Records, 
Vol., II, 104 

Marriage and Death Notices cop- 
ied from the "Saratoga Sentinel" 
files, manuscripts, 291 

Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 
VI, 292 

Mason Family, manuscript, 291 

Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, Vol. 
53. 292 

Matthews, Mrs. Catherine T. R., 
Obituarv Notice of, 292 

Mendon, Mass., Vital Records of, 
292 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed {Continued) 

Mohawk Valley Historic Assn., 
List of Officers, etc., 292 

Montgomery and Fulton Co., N. 
Y., Maps of, 104 

More Family Report, Vol. II, 
No. 6, 104 

Napoleon the Third, 291 

Nebraska State Hist. Soc. Public- 
ations, Vol. 19, 290 

New England, Colonial Gentry of, 
292 

New England Society, City of 
New York, Year Book, 292 

New England Society of Charles- 
ton, S. C, History of, 103 

New Hampshire Notables, One 
Thousand, 292 

New Hurley, N. Y., Reformed 
Dutch Church, Souvenir of the 
150th Anniversary, 292 

New York Academy of Design, 
History of, 290 

New York City, First Baptist 
Church, Souvenir of, 291 

New York City, Records of the 
Madison Avenue Reformed 
Church, typewritten manuscript, 
292 

New York, New Jersey and Con- 
necticut, Medical Directory of, 
291 

New York Presbytery, Hand Book, 
1920-21, 292 

New York State Hist. Assn. Pro- 
ceedings, Vols. XV, XVI, 292 

North Dakota Hist. Soc, Collect- 
ions of the, Vol. VI, 291 

Nott and Foster Family Notes, 
manuscript, 292 

Oak Hill, Town of Durham, 
Greene Co., N. Y., Records of 
the Reformed Dutch Church, 
typewritten manuscript, 104 

Parsons, Gen. Lewis Baldwin, In 
Memoriam of, 291 

Pennsylvania, Genealogical Soc- 
iety of, Publications, Vols. VI, 
VII, 292 

Philadelphia in the Civil War, 103 

Phillips Academy, Class of, 1890, 
103 

Plymouth, Mass., Town Records, 
Vol. II, 1705-1743, 104 

Presbyterian Hist. Soc, Journals 
of the, Vols. I-1X, 104 

Preston Family Chart, manuscript, 
291 

Princeton University, Class of 
1869, 291 

Proper Family Notes, manuscript, 
104 



Index of Subjects. 



Accessions to Society's Library; not 
reviewed {Continued} 

Providence, R. I., Index of Births, 
Marriages and Deaths recorded 
in, from 1636-1910, 19 vols., 292 

Putnam Family Notes, manu- 
script, 291 

Queens County, N. Y., Index to 
Land Records of , A to H ., manu- 
script, 103 

Revolution, A soldier of the, 292 

Revolution, Daughters of the 
American Nat'l Society of, 17th 
Annual Report, 104 

Revolution, Sons of the American, 
National Society, Year Book 
1920, 104 

Revolutionary Soldiers, List of, 
buried in and about Rome, N. Y., 
manuscript, 103 

Reynolds Family Assn., 29th An- 
nual Reunion. 292 

Rhode Island Court Records, Vol. 
I, 104 

Rich, Jonathan, Genealogy of, 103 

Saratoga Families, Genealogical 
Notes of, compiled by Charles 
C. Durkee, manuscript, 291 

Schenectady, N. Y., Map of, 104 

Schouts, Schut, Kranckheit and 
Depuy Families, manuscript, 
292 

Scott Genealogy, 104 

Scott, Rev. George R. W., Mem- 
orial of, 103 

Sheldon Family, Historical Sketch 
of, 103 

Sherman, Elizabeth, Genealogical 
Sketch of, 103 

Sherman Genealogy. 103 

Sinking Spring, Pa., Records of 
St. John's Reformed Church, 
1883-1913, 104 

Smith, Lieut Commander Ly- 
brand Palmer, Pedigree of, 
manuscript, 292 

Smithtown, L. I., Records of, 104 

Springfield, Otsego, Co., N. Y., 
Records of the First Baptist 
Church, typewritten manuscript, 
104 

Starr Genealogy, 292 

Stewart's Genealogical and Hist- 
orical Miscellany, Nos. 1 and 2, 
292 

Surgeons, American College of, 
1920, 291 

Swiss Emigrants, List of, in the 
18th Century to the American 
Colonies, Vol. I, 292 

Taft Biography Book, 103 

Thatcher, Samuel of Watertown, 
Mass., manuscript, 104 



Accessions to Society's Library; no 
reviewed {Continued} 

Topsfield Hist. Soc. Collections, 
Vol. XXV, 104 

Topsfield Town Records, Vol. II, 
1739-1778, 104 

Treadwell and Piatt Genealogy, 
292 

Truax Manuscript Genealogy, 292 

Utica, Oneida Co., N. Y., Records 
of the First PresbyterianChurch, 
typewritten manuscript, 104 

Washington County, N. Y., His- 
tory of, 7 vols, manuscripts, 291 

Welles, Gideon, Diary of, 3 vols. 
291 

Whitaker, Epher, of Southold, L. 
I., 103 

Wickham, Horace John, In Mem- 
oriam, 291 

Wildes Family of Burlington Co., 
N. J., manuscript, 103 

Williams College, General Cata- 
logue, 1795-1920, 292 

Windham County, Conn., History 
of, 2 vols., 292 

Wood Family, of Shelf, Halifax 
Parish, Yorkshire, Eng., manu- 
script, 104 

Woodbury Creek Dam, Brief Ac- 
count of, 292 

Yale University, Obituary Record 
of Graduates of, 1918-19, 292 

Additions to Published Genealogical 

Works, 87, 373 
Americans, Arms and Crests for, 229 
Arms and Crests for Americans, 229 
Authors — see Contributors 
Avery, Samuel Putnam, Necrology, 

120, 121 

Bible Records: — 

Newby Family, 157 
Biographical Sketches: — 

Avery, Samuel Putnam, t 
Davenport, Henry Benedict, 150 
Greene, Marshall Winslow, 293 
Morrison, Charles King, 128 
Morton, Levi Parsons, 197 
Pumpelly, Josiah Collins, 105 
Bogert Family, Query, 96 
Book Reviews: — 

America, First Families of, by 

Albert Nelson Marquis, 289 
Amesbury and Salisbury, Mass., 
Old Families of, Supplement to 
Vol. Ill, by David W. Hoyt, 98 
Benson Family Records, by Fred 

H. Benson, 98 
Carys of Devon, by Fairfax Har- 
rison, 96 



Index of Subjects, 



Book Reviews {Continued) 

Church, Capt. Samuel, of Church- 
ville, N. Y., Descendants of, by 
Etta E. Emens, 289 

Colonial Families of the U. S. of 
America, Vol. VII, by Nelson 
Osgood Rhoades, 196 

Decatur Genealogy, by William 
Decatur Parsons, 288 

Eno Family, New York Branch, 
by Henry Lane Eno, 101 

Erskine Family of Bristol, Me., 
by Frank Ernest Woodward, 194. 

First Families of America, by 
Albert Nelson Marquis, 289 

Gilman Family, A History in Let- 
ters and Documents, 1667-1837, 
2 vols., by Mrs. Charles P. 
Noyes, 194 

Harris, Dunlop, Valentine and 
Allied Families, by William M. 
Mervine, 288 

Historical Register, by Edwin C. 
Hill, 288 

Hopkins, Mary Jane Merritt, An- 
cestry of, and her husband, 
Andrew Chauncey Munsey, by 
D. O. S. Lowell, 194 

Horton, Emma (Babcock) and her 
husband Horace Ebenezer Hor- 
ton, Ancestry of, by Horace 
Ebenezer Horton, 102 

Horton, Horace Ebenezer, and 
Emma (Babcock) Horton, An- 
cestry of, by Horace Ebenezer 
Horton, 102 

Howe, George Rowland, 1847- 
1917, A Son's Tribute, by Her- 
bert Barber Howe, 193 

Huguenots, The Story of the, by 
Henry A. Du Pont, 101 

Index of Ancestors, by General 
Society of Colonial Wars, 384 

Liberty, Sons of, A Story of the 
Life and Times of Paul Revere, 
by Walter A. Dyer, 193 

Livingstons of Callendar, New 
Edition, by Edwin Brockholst 
Livingston, 102 

Martin Family of Ipswich, Mass., 
by Charles Shepard, 287 

Munsey, Andrew Chauncey, An- 
cestry of, and his wife Mary Jane 
Merritt Hopkins, by D. O. S. 
Lowell, 194 

Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, Be- 
ing the Ancestry of Andrew 
Chauncey Munsey and his wife 
Mary Jane Merritt Hopkins, by 
D. O. S. Lowell, 194 

New York, Valentine's Manual of, 
No. 5, New Series, 1921, by 
Henry Collins Brown, 193 



Book Reviews {Continued) 

Olmstead Family in America, 
Genealogy of, Revised Edition, 
by Rev. George Kemp Ward, 
103 

Palmer, William Lincoln, Chart 
of the American Ancestors of, 
by William Lincoln Palmer, 97 

Parsons Family, Descendants of 
Cornet Parsons, by Henry Par- 
sons, 100 

Pennsylvania, Snyder County, 
Annals of, Vol. II, by George 
W. Wagenseller, 97 

Pennsylvania Towns, In Old, by 
Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, 
102 

Pilgrim Days, by Lillian Hoag 
Monk, 98 

Poetic Production of My Old Age, 
by James T. Huffmaster, 194 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Records of 
Christ Church, Vol. II, by Helen 
Wilkinson Reynolds, 195 

Revolution and the Empire, 
Recollections of, by Walter 
Geer, 98, 196 

Rye Township, Westchester Co., 
The Bar of, by Arthur Russell 
Wilcox, 101 

Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., 
Old Families of, Supplement to 
Vol. Ill, by David W. Hoyt, 98 

Shaw, Amyntas, and his wife Lucy 
Tufts Williams, Ancestors of, 
by Josephine C. Frost, 97 

Shepard Family, Genealogical 
Record of, by Charles Shepard, 
98 

Snyder County, Pa., Annals of, 
Vol, II, by George W. Wagen- 
seller, 97 

Swiss Emigrants, Lists of, in the 
18th Century to the American 
Colonies, Vol. I, by Albert Bern- 
hardt Faust, 194 

United States Military Academy 
at West Point, N. Y., Officers 
and Graduates, Biographical 
Register of the, by Col. Wirt 
Robinson, 289 

U. S. of America, Colonial Fam- 
ilies of, Vol. VII, by Nelson 
Osgood Rhoades, 196 

Williams, Lucy Tufts, and her 
husband Amyntas Shaw, An- 
cestors of, by Josephine C. 
Frost, 97 

Yearbook of Americans of 
Achievement, by the Bureau of 
Military and Civic Achieve- 
ment, 383 
Bottum Family, Query, 192 



Index of Subjects. 



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Breakey Lineage, 169 
Brown Lineage, 164 
Butler, Thomas C, and his Descend- 
dants, 108, 258 

Carder Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 87 
Caroline, N. Y., Graveyard Inscrip- 
tions, 132, 268 
Case Family, Query, 383 
Chapman Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 89 
Christopher Family, 55, 175, 231 
Clark Family, Query, 287 
Collins, John F., Necrology, 120, 127 
Congdon Family, Query, 287 
Contributors: — 

Bailey, Mrs. C. F., 287 

Becker, Edith (Van Heusen), 213, 

302 
Becker, Mrs. Frank N., 213, 302 
Bristol, Theresa Hall, 71, 170, 224, 

319 
Carpenter, Grant, 379 
Coons, William Solyman, 79, 96, 

375 
Cornell, John, 287 
Craige, E. H., 96 
Delafield, John Ross, 229 
Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamil- 
ton, 40 
Fink, Zera S., 295 
Hill, Edwin A., 381 
Kissam, Henry Snyder, 108, 120, 

150, 258 
Leonard, Clarence Ettienne, 37 
Lytle, Charles W., 192 
Mabie, Sarah Adelaide, 251 
Messenger, George H., 383 
Mott, Hopper Striker, 105 
Parkhurst, Col. C. D., 6, 89 
Rhoades, Nelson Osgood, 157 
Rich, E., 97 
Rich, Evelyn, 380 
Robbins, William Alfred, 256 
Robinson, Doane, 201 
Shepard, Charles, 377 
Snedeker, Rev. Charles H., 379 
Totten, John R., 1, 55, 97, i 2 $. T 75. 

192, 231, 287, 295, 326, 383 
Vosburgh, Royden Woodward, 

152 
Webber, Richard, 94 
Worden, Mrs. Dora Pope, 130, 
268, 350 
Corrections and Additions to Pub- 
lished Genealogical Works, 87, 

373 
Corwin Family, Query, 193 
Crests and Arms for Americans, 229 

Danby, N. Y., Graveyard Inscriptions, 
269 



Darling Lineage, 169 

Davenport, Henry Benedict, Nec- 
rology, 120, 123, 150 

Dearborn, George Samuel, Necrology, 
120, 123 

Decker Family, Query, 193 

Deering or Dering Family of Boston, 
Mass., and Shelter Island, N. 
Y.,40 

Delano, Eugene, Necrology, 120, 121 

Dunning Family, 213 

Eastman, Joseph, Necrology, 120, 124 
Editorial Notes and Comments: — 

Jusserand, Jean Jules, 286 

Latimer Genealogy, 192 

Some Genealogical Absurdities, 

295 
Enfield, N. Y., Graveyard Inscriptions, 

372 
Estey, Spencer Joseph, Necrology, 
120, 124 

Family Notes: — 
Bogert, 96 
Bottum, 192 
Breakey, 169 
Brown, 164 
Butler, 108, 258 
Carder, 87 
Case, 383 
Chapman, 89 
Christophers, 55, 175, 231 
Clark, 287 
Congdon, 287 
Corwin, 193 
Darling, 169 
Decker, 193 
Deering or Dering, 40 
Dunning, 213 
Haskell, 287 
Howard-Hayward, 379 
Joslin, 312 

Latimer (Lattimore), 6, 192 
Lee, 91 
Le Roux, 94 
Lord, 91 
Ludlow, 94 
Lytle, 193 
Mabie, 251 
Mabille, 251 
Maltby, 168 
Mitchell, 169 
Newby, 157 
Nostrand,96 
Penny, 383 
Preston, 326 
Rich, 380 
Robinson, 201 
Root, 193 
Ross, 89 
Sanders, 287 
Selleck, 193 



Index of Subjects. 



Family Notes {Continued) 
Sherman, 97 
Smith, 193 
Stevenson, 377 
Stewart, 168 
Templeton, 308 
Tibbitts, Tibbetts or Tippett, 79, 

375 
Titus, 32 
Waddell, 169 
Waring, 37 
Warner, 96, 375 
Waterman, 287 
Wells, 383 
Wright, 302 

Genealogical Records: — 
Bogert, 96 
Bottum, 192 
Breakey, 169 
Brown, i64 
Butler, 108, 258 
Carder, 87 
Case, 383 
Chapman, 89 
Christophers, 55, 175, 231 
Clark, 287 
Congdon, 287 
Corwin, 193 
Darling, 169 
Decker, 193 
Deering or Dering, 40 
Dunning, 213 
Haskell, 287 
Howard-Hayward, 379 
Joslin, 312 

Latimer (Lattimore), 6, 192 
Lee, 91 
Le Roux, 94 
Lord, 91 
Ludlow, 94 
Lytle, 193 
Mabie, 251 
Mabille, 251 
Maltby, 168 
Mitchell, 169 
Newby, 157 
Nostrand, 96 
Penny, 383 
Preston, 326 
Rich, 380 
Robinson, 201 
Root, 193 
Ross, 89 
Sanders, 287 
Selleck, 193 
Sherman, 97 
Smith, 193 
Stevenson, 377 
Stewart, 168 
Templeton, 308 

Tibbitts, Tibbetts or Tippett, 79, 
375 



Genealogical Record {Continued) 

Titus, 32 

Waddell, 169 

Waring, 37 

Warner, 96, 375 

Waterman, 287 

Wells, 383 

Wright, 302 
Graveyard Inscriptions: — 

Tompkins County, N. Y., 130, 268, 
350 

Town of Caroline, N. Y., 132, 268 

Town of Danby, N. Y., 269 

Town of Enfield, N. Y., 372 

Town of Newfield, N. Y„ 282 
Haskell Family, Query, 287 
Howard-Hayward Family, Addition 
and Correction, 379 

Illustrations: — 

Key Map of Tompkins Co., N. Y., 
Gravestone Inscriptions, 130 

Portrait of Samuel Putnam Avery, 
1 

Portrait of Margaret (Cooper) 
Butler, no 

Portraits of Thomas C. Butler, 
108, 112 

Portrait of Henry Benedict Dav- 
enport, 150 

Portrait of Marshall Winslow 
Greene, 293 

Portrait of Charles King Mor- 
rison, 128 

Portrait of Levi Parsons Morton, 
197 

Portrait of Josiah Colling Pum- 
pelly, 105 

Waring Family Gravestones, 37 

Index of Names in Volume LII, 385 

Joslin Family Notes, 312 

Kerr, Walter, Necrology, 120, 125 

Latimer (Lattimore) Family, 6, 192 
Lee Family, Addition and Correction, 

91 

Le Roux Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 94 

Lloyd, Francis Guerin, Necrology, 
120, 125 

Lord Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 91 

Ludlow Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 94 

Lytle Family, Query, 193 

Mabie or Mabille Family, 251 
Maltby Lineage, 168 
Maxwell, Robert, Necrology, 120, 126 
Mitchell Lineage, 169 



Index of Subjects. 



Moore, Russell Wellman, Necrology, 

120, 126 
Morrison, Charles King, Necrology, 

120, 126 
Morton, Levi Parsons, Necrology, 120, 

121 
Muster Roll of Capt. Daniel Cozen's 

Company, 256 

Necrology of Members, 1920, 120 
Newby Family Bible Records, 157 
Newfield, N. Y., Graveyard Inscrip- 
tions, 282, 350 
New York Early Church Records, 

Report and Digest of, 152 
Nostrand Family, Query, 96 

Penny Family, Query, 383 
Phelps, Mrs. William Walter, Nec- 
rology, 120 
Portraits — see Illustrations: — 

Portrait of Samuel Putnam Avery, 

1 
Portrait of Margaret (Cooper) 

Butler, no 
Portraits of Thomas C. Butler, 

108, 112 
Portrait of Henry Benedict Dav- 
enport, 150 
Portrait of Marshall Winslow 

Greene, 293 
Portrait of Charles King Mor- 
rison, 128 
Portrait of Levi Parsons Morton, 

197 
Portrait of Josiah Collins Pum- 
pelly, 105 
Preston Genealogy, 326 
Pumpelly, Josiah Collins, Necrology, 
120, 126 

Queries, 96, 192, 287, 383 
Queries: — 

Bogert, 96 

Bottum, 192 

Case, 383 

Congdon, 287 

Corwin, 193 

Decker, 193 

Haskell, 287 

Lytle, 193 

Nostrand, 96 

Penny, 383 

Root, 193 

Sanders, 287 

Selleck, 193 

Sherman, 97 

Smith, 193 

Warner, 96 

Waterman, 287 

Wells, 383 



Records: — 

Caroline,N.Y.,Graveyard Inscrip- 
tions, 132, 268 

Danby, N. Y., Graveyard Inscrip- 
tions, 269 

Enfield, N. Y., Graveyard Inscrip- 
tions, 372 

Newfield, N. Y., Graveyard In- 
criptions, 282 

New York Early Church Records, 
Report and Digest of, 152 

Tompkins County, N. Y., Grave- 
yard Inscriptions, 130, 268, 350 

Rich Family, Addition and Correction, 

380 
Robinson, John, of Oyster Bay, 201 
Root Family, Query, 193 
Ross Familv, Addition and Correction, 

89 

Sanders Family, Query, 287 

Selleck Family, Query, 193 

Sherman Family, Query, 97 

Smith Family, Query, 193 

Smith, Richard Herbert, Necrology, 

120. 126 

Society Proceedings, 95, 191, 285, 382 
Some Genealogical Absurdities, 295 
Southard Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 379 
Stetson, Francis Lynde, Necrology, 

120, X22 

Stevenson Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 377 
Stewart Lineage, 168 

Templeton Family, 308 

Thome, Jonathan, Necrology, 120, 123 

Tibbitts, Tibbetts or Tippett Family, 

79 
Tibbitts, Tibbetts or Tippett Family, 

Addition and Correction, 375 
Titus Family Notes, 32 
Tompkins County, N. Y., Graveyard 
Inscriptions: — 
Town of Caroline, 132, 268 
Town of Danby, 269 
Town of Enfield, 372 
Town of Newfield, 282, 350 

Vail, Theodore Newton, Necrology, 

120. 127 

Waddell Lineage, 169 

Waring Surname, A Restoration, 37 

Warner Family, Addition and Cor- 
rection, 375 

Warner Family, Query, 96 

Waterman Family, Query, 287 

Wells Family, Query, 383 

Westchester County, N. Y., Miscell- 
anea, 71, 170, 224, 319 

Wright Family, 302 



THE NEW YORK 

(gfltfafogtcal anb ^tograpjjbl Jetmrfc. 



Vol. LII. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1921. No. 1 



SAMUEL PUTNAM AVERY. 



Contributed by John R. Totten. 



Samuel Putnam Avery, a Life Member and Vice-President of 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died at his 
home, No. 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, Conn., September 25, 
1920, in the 73rd year of his age. He was born October 7, 1847, at 
Brooklyn, N. Y. He was the son of Samuel Putnam and Mary Ann 
(Ogden) Avery, of New York City; and a grandson of Samuel Put- 
nam and Hannah Anne (Parke) Avery, of New York City. On the 
Avery side his authenticated pedigree carries his blood iine back 
to one Robert Avery, of Pylle, Co., Somerset, England, who died 
between July 27 and October 14, 1575. The immigrant Avery an- 
cestor was William Avery (in the fourth generation) who came over 
to this country in 1650, and settled at Dedham, Mass. The Avery 
family in England, of which the subject of our sketch was a lineal 
descendant^ was of proven armigerous rights as is demonstrated by 
the authentic Avery arms* brought over to this country by William 
Avery, the immigrant ancestor, and since then continuously used by 
the said William Avery and his descendants. Through his ma- 
ternal grandmother he was a direct descendant of Richard Park 
(1602-1665), the immigrant ancestor, who arrived in this country 
at Boston, on October 3, 1635, and who settled in Cambridge Village 
(Newton), Mass. Thus, it will be seen that by blood he was essen- 
tially of English extraction, and of the earliest American Colonial 
ancestry. Like all of the best of those who have the blood inheri- 
tance of such early and distinguished Colonial ancestry, Mr. Avery 
was of a character that such respected lineage should make him : he 
was distinctively all American in his patriotic motives and actions, 
modest and unassuming, yet with a force of character which placed 

*An illuminated facsimile of these authenticated arms may be seen in 
Vol. LI. of the N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, facing page 84, and a certified 
copy of both the Avery and Park Pedigrees of Samuel Putnam Avery may be 
seen in the same volume, pp. 84-90, inclusive. 



2 Samuel Putnam Avery. [Jan. 

him in an emphatic position in all enterprises to which he devoted 
his mind and activity. 

His father, Samuel Putnam Avery, Senior, was the well known 
critic, connoisseur and dealer, of New York City, whose influence in 
the art circles of that city and the United States was of the greatest 
value in his day, in developing in this country the love of art and a 
discriminating knowledge thereof. In establishing his enviable 
reputation, Samuel Putnam Avery, Senior, built up probably the 
largest art clientele ever attained in this country, and as a dealer, 
was instrumental in securing for his individual clients and for public 
collections the best art obtainable in his time. As an unerring de- 
veloper of the best artistic taste, he stood pre-eminent. In the 
course of his business development he acquired a large fortune, 
much of which he distributed, as a result of his philanthropic inclina- 
tions, amongst public institutions. 

Samuel Putnam Avery, Junior, the subject of this sketch, suc- 
ceeded to his father's business and, having likewise inherited his 
father's taste and discriminating judgment, he continued it with 
marked success. His place of business was located on the west side 
of Fifth Avenue, in an unpretentious two-storied brick building, 
between Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Streets, just north of where 
then stood the well known A. T. Stewart mansion (since demol- 
ished), and south of the Thirty-fifth Street corner, where was then 
located the New York Club. Those who were fortunate enough to 
have had dealings with Mr. Avery, in the days when their taste in 
art was immature, were one and all greatly aided in their artistic 
development by an association with him and grew to feel an abso- 
lute dependence upon his excellent judgment and upon the unim- 
peachable integrity of his dealings. His clients became his friends, 
those whose association with him began originally when he was a 
dealer, were proud subsequently to be included amongst his inti- 
mates. 

Such was the origin of the writer's association with Mr. Avery, 
and he deems it a high compliment that that original association 
culminated in a friendship which must always be one of his pleas- 
antest memories. Mr. Avery continued in his business career for 
fifteen years, maintaining his residence with his parents at No. 4 
East Thirty-eighth Street, New York City. He was in business from 
1887 to 1902, lived in New York City from 1902 to 1909, and re- 
moved to Hartford in 1909, where he established his home at No. 
61 Woodland Street, and there resided until his death, spending his 
summer months at his country home on Button Island in Lake 
Champlain. The abandonment of the commercial side of his art 
career did not, however, mean the giving up of his interest in art; 
it meant simply that the adventitious circumstances of life had ren- 
dered him independent, and that he was permitted thereby to fol- 
low his artistic tastes along the sole lines of the collector, connois- 
seur, and amateur (if one so well informed may at the same time be 
so called). He continued to collect and as he thus formed his col- 



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APR is 1921 



1921.] Samuel Putnam Avery. \ 

lections, he in time bestowed many of these artistic aggregations 
upon public institutions where their permanent possession have be- 
come monuments to his memory. In this way the Brooklyn Mu- 
seum became in 1909, the recipient of his magnificent collection of 
ancient Chinese Cloisonne, which collection since that year has been 
materially augmented by him until now it is recognized as probably 
one of the finest collections of its kind in the world. 

Even before his retirement from business, he developed an in- 
terest in genealogy ; and, after his retirement from commercial pur- 
suits his interest along this line of research increased and he devoted 
much time in gathering information relative to his progenitors, 
which resulted in the publication in 1919, of his work, The Avery, 
Fairchild and Park Families of Massachusetts, Connecticut and 
Rhode Island, in which volume he, with great literary merit, has set 
forth the vital facts of his line of descent from Thomas Fairchild, 
of Stratford, Conn., from William Avery, of Dedham, Mass., and 
from Richard Park, of Cambridge Village (now Newton), Mass. 
This volume reflects great credit upon the compiler and is replete 
with information of the greatest value to succeeding generations. 
This interest in genealogy resulted in his becoming a member of the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 1905, which 
membership caused him to become interested in the Society's welfare 
and development. He became satisfied that the Society was an 
active and aggressively progressive organization, and this knowledge 
brought about a renewal of those cordial relations of association 
which had existed between the writer of this sketch and himself, 
which association had been somewhat interrupted by his change of 
residence from New York City to Hartford, — the writer having been 
for many years in a modest way likewise interested in the practical 
development of the common sense activities of this Society. The 
renewal of this friendly association enabled the writer to lay before 
Mr. Avery in detail the problems relative to the Society's advance- 
ment which were engrossing the minds of its Administrative body, 
and a sympathetic appreciation of the merits thus demonstrated re- 
sulted in Mr. Avery giving to the Society $20,000 for the establish- 
ment of an Art Fund, the income from which was to aid the Society, 
when established in its prospective new home, in improving the 
artistic atmosphere of its future environment. As time advanced, 
Mr. Avery, becoming convinced by a more intimate knowledge of 
the Society's needs, that it, as an incorporated body, was more in 
need of assistance in its field of publication, augmented his original 
gift by an additional gift of $10,000, and enlarged the original deed 
of gift so that the entire fund should thereafter be known as the 
Avery Art and Publication Fund, it beinsr left to the discretion of 
the Board of Trustees, as to whether the income of this fund should 
be devoted to aid in the direction of Art development, or to the en- 
largement of the field of its publication activities. This expansion 
of the terms of the deed of gift was the result of a keen and intel- 
ligent appreciation of existing conditions facing the Society and this 
broad, far-seeing grasp of the situation is a silent tribute to the in- 



4 Samuel Putnatn Avery. [Jan. 

telligence which he brought to bear in making his philanthropic do- 
nations during life, and was of vital benefit to the Society. 

As its Vice-President, he was thoroughly posted as to its affairs, 
both in regard to its present excellent financial condition, and its 
future ambitions and hopes. He realized that even though the So- 
ciety was in possession of a desirable site for its proposed new home, 
yet that it was in need of an endowment fund to support that new 
home when it was built. As a result of consultation with its Ad- 
ministrative and Executive officers, he became convinced that a 
fund of $200,000 was necessary to be raised as an endowment to 
support the proposed new building, and he headed the subscription 
list for the purpose of securing this fund, with a subscription of 
$25,000, to be paid by him provided the additional $175,000 should 
be raised on or before December 31, 1920. The stimulus of this 
generous offer initiated a campaign for the acquirement of this sum 
of $200,000, and has resulted in subscriptions amounting up to date 
(December 31, 1920), of over $67,000. Whatever may be the result 
of this endowment fund campaign, let it be fully appreciated that 
Mr. Avery was one of those most active in its initiation and 
development. 

This article has so far dealt largely with Mr. Avery's activities 
in the interest of the New York Genealogical and Biographical So- 
ciety, because the writer feels great confidence in setting forth those 
commendable facts which have come under the scrutiny of his per- 
sonal observation. A full knowledge of the man convinces the 
writer that the same excellent discrimination and judgment guided 
Mr. Avery in his numerous other philanthropic enterprises. 

Mr. Avery's interests after his retirement from an active busi- 
ness career were numerous, as may be gathered from the following 
list of societies, clubs and institutions with which he was associated 
either officially or as a member. He was a Trustee and Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Wadsworth Athenaeum and Morgan Memorial Museum, 
at Hartford, Conn. ; a member and Vice-President of the Society for 
the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, Mass. ; Trus- 
tee and member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Arts 
and Sciences, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Trustee and member of the Board 
of Finance of the Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tenn. ; 
Honorary Vice-President of the National Arts Club, of New York 
City ; Trustee of the Watkinson Library, Hartford, Conn. ; Member 
of the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants and on the 
Board of Assistants, Hartford. Conn.; member of the New York 
Society of Colonial Wars ; member of the New York Society, Sons 
of the Revolution ; member of the St. Nicholas Society of New York 
City ; member and on the Committee on Publications of the Ameri- 
can Numismatic Society of New York City; Life Member, Vice- 
President and on the Print Committee of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society of New York City, and the establisher by 
endowment of the Samuel Putnam Avery Art and Publication Fund 
of that Society, and a Fellow in Perpetuity of the Metropolitan Mu- 
seum of Art, New York City. He was a. member of the Board of 



1921.] Samuel Putnam Avery. 5 

Directors of the Colonial National Bank, Hartford, Conn., and also 
Director of the Society for Savings in that city. He was also a 
member of the New England Society, National Sculpture Society, 
lconophile Society, Municipal Art Society, American Scenic and 
Historic Preservation Society, National Society of Mural Painters, 
National Association of Audubon Societies, Archaeological Institute 
of America, New York Academy of Science, Civil Service Reform 
Association, American Civic Alliance, Art League of America, Insti- 
tute of Arts and Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, 
New York Historical Society, National Academy of Design, Hon- 
orary Member Artists' Fund Society, Geographical Society, New 
York Zoological Society, National Indian Association, Museum of 
French Art, Lake Champlain Association, American Institute of 
Graphic Arts, Naval History Society, New York City; Bibliophile 
Society, Museum of Fine Arts, New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, Boston, Mass. ; American Academy of Political and Social 
Science, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Archaeology, 
National Municipal League, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 
Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; American Federation of Arts, National Genealogical Society, 
Washington, D. C. ; Institute of Fine Arts, Chicago, 111. ; Maria Mit- 
chell Association, Nantucket, Mass.; Municipal Art Society, Board 
of Trade, Archaeological Society, Connecticut Historical Society, 
Hartford, Conn.; Westerly, R. L, Historical Society; Dedham, 
Mass., Historical Society. He was also a member of the following 
clubs : Union League, Grolier, City History, Member and Honorary 
Vice-President, National Arts Club, New York City; Lake Cham- 
plain Yacht, Burlington, Vt. ; Pilgrim Society, Plymouth, Mass., and 
Trustee of the Hartford Theological Seminary Foundation. 

The existence of such men as Samuel Putnam Avery, endowed 
with the possession of large wealth and at the same time possessed 
of inherent progressive philanthropic impulses, is of distinct value 
to those communities and activities in which they become interested, 
and Mr. Avery's passing on is a distinct loss not only to institutions 
which he may have benefitted, but to the community at large. 

Mr. Avery's life was spent in close contact with the world of art, 
with the commercial side of the development of which he was orig- 
inally and long associated. Later, as a result of his inborn love of 
art for art's sake and of his broad education acquired in the develop- 
ment of this natural inclination, he remained until his death an 
active and imposing figure in art circles. 

He has passed on to a sphere of existence where art as an imi- 
tator of the beauties of nature ceases, and where those very beauties 
of nature themselves are glorified in the transcendent perfections of 
Xh* sempiternal and divine, and where philanthropy is not an acci- 
dental individual attribute, but the very essence of eternal existence. 

As a true friend of our Society and, with all modesty, may I add 
my personal friend, I close this inadequate tribute by emphasizing 
the fact that he fought the good fight of life: Requiescat in pace. 



Latimer {Lattimore) Family. [Jan. 

LATIMER (LATTIMORE) FAMILY. 



Contributed by Col. C. D. Parkhurst, U. S. Army, 

Corresponding Member of the N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Society. 



Editorial Preface by John R. Totten: 

Savage's Gen. Diet, of N. E., Vol. Ill, p. 59, states : "Robert 1 
Lattimore (or Latimer) of New London, mariner, about 1660, m. 
probably at Boston [marriage not recorded there] Ann, widow of 
Matthew Jones, and daughter of George Griggs, and had : 

1. Robert, 2 b. Feb. 5, 1664; d. Nov. 2, 1728, leaving a son 
John, probably of Harvard College, 1703, and also Robert, 
Jonathan, Samuel and Peter. 

2. Elizabeth, 2 b. Nov. 14, 1667; who m. Jonathan Prentiss. 

Robert 1 Lattimore d. , 1671" [in as much as Savage derived 

most of his New London data from Miss Caulkin's History of New 
London, it is fair to presume that this above record of Robert 1 Lat- 
timore was derived from that source] . 

Savage's Gen. Diet, of N. E., Vol. II, p. 315, states: "George 1 
Griggs of Boston, came over on the Hopewell, Captain Bundocke, in 
1635, from London, aged 42, he was of Landen, in Bucks, according 
to custom house receipts, and embarked April 1, with his wife Alice, 
aged 42 and children Thomas 15, William 14, Elizabeth 10, Mary 6, 
James 2. He had here Elizabeth again b. May 14, 1636; Sarah, b. 
May 15, 1637, and William, also who d. in Dec, 1638, and the sec- 
ond Elizabeth d. May — , 1640. George 1 Griggs died June 23, 1660 
[which death is corroborated by Boston B. M. D., 1630-1699, p. 75] ; 
he made his will July 4, 1655, m which will he provided for his 
wife's son James and daughters Ann Jones, wife of Matthew, Mary 

Brooks and Sarah King. His widow [Alice ( ) Griggs] in her 

will of July 20, 1662, proved May 1, following, doubts if her son 
James ever cornes ; names grandchild William King and his mother 
Sarah who had married Roger Burgiss, and administration was given 
to Robert Lattimore, who had married the daughter Ann [Griggs] 
Jones. James [Griggs] was presumed in 1665, being many years 
unheard of, to be dead. The male descendants failed at once." 

Savage's Gen. Diet, of N. E., Vol. II, p. 564, states: "Matthew 1 
Jones of Boston, by wife Ann had: 

Rebecca, 2 b. Feb. 26, 1645. 

Matthew, 2 b. ? 

Sarah, 2 b. , 1660, about. 

Removed to New London where Sarah 2 married John Prentice." 

The Boston Record Commissioner's Reports, B. M. D., Boston, 
1630-1699, gives us as follows: 

p. 33. Matthew, of Rice and Ann Jones, b. 30th 4th mo. 165 1. 



192 1.] Latimer {Lattimore) Family. J 

p. 45. Sarah, of Rice and Ann Jones, b. April 19, 1654. 

p. 64. Elizabeth, of Rice and Ann Jones, b. July 6, 1658. 

p. 66. Elizabeth, of Rice and Ann Jones, d. Jan. 31, 1658-9. 

p. 70. Hannah, of Rice and Ann Jones, b. May 4, 1659. 

p. yy. Ann, of Ann and Rice Jones, bap. 1st Church Boston, 11 
day 1 mo 1660. 

p. 81. Rice Jones died at Boston, Jan. 3, 1661. 

p. 21. Rebecca, of Matthew INES, aged about 4 days was bap. 
1st Church Boston, 2 day 1st mo 1645. [This is possibly 
the record of the baptism of the Rebecca 2 Jones (daughter 
of Matthew 1 ) which is given in Savage, Vol. II, p. 564, and 
who is there stated to have been born Feb. 26, 1645. For 
if she was bap. 2d day 1st mo. 1645, aged about 4 days, in 
as much as March was then the first month of the year, she 
must have been born about Feb. 26, 1645. I do not think 
however that this Rebecca INES, was Rebecca Jones, as 
stated by Savage, Vol. II, p. 564, for the reason that Mat- 
thew INES had several other children recorded in Boston 
in 1638, 1641, 1642, 1647, an d 1650, respectively, and I 
think her name was Incs and not Jones. — J. R. Totten, 
Editor.] 

p. 49. Matthew and Sarah of Ann and Tho : Jones, baptized first 
church Boston 4th day, 4th mo. 1654. [It would look on 
the face of it as if this entry may be the record of baptism 
of the two children : Matthew and Sarah — of Rice and Ann 
Jones, who were born as above stated, in 1651 and 1654, 
respectively — and that their parents are not properly re- 
corded here on p. 49. This seems specially to be possible 
from the fact that neither Savage nor Pope give any record 
of a Thomas Jones who had a wife Ann, while B. M. D., as 
above stated, shows direct evidence that there was a Rice 
Jones who had a wife Ann, and by her had numerous chil- 
dren. — J. R. Totten, Editor.] 

The town records of New London as stated positively by Col- 
onel Parkhurst, set forth that Sarah Jones who married John Pren- 
tis was the daughter of Ryte (sic) Jones. [Ryte being probably 
the reading of the name Rice as recorded in Boston. — J. R. Totten, 
Editor.] 

Caulkins' History of New London, p. 288, states that "Robert 
Latimer married Ann (widow of Matthew Jones) and that she, 
Ann Jones, had by her first husband, Matthew Jones, two (Jones) 
children, viz.: Matthew and Sarah; and that by her Robert 
Latimer (Lattimore) had two (Latimer) children, viz.: Robert, 
born Feb. 5, 1663-4, an d Elizabeth, born Nov. 14, 1667. The two 
half-sisters married two brothers, viz. : Sarah Jones married John 
Prentis and Elizabeth Latimer married Jonathan Prentis. Matthew 
Jones, the son of Mrs. Ann (Griggs) Jones-Latimer, by Matthew 
Jones, was a sea captain sailing from Boston, and at no time appears 
to have been a resident of New London." Neither in Savage nor 



g Latimer (Lattimore) Farnily. [Jan. 

in Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts nor in Boston B. M. D., 
1630-1699, do we find any record of the marriage of the widow Ann 
(Griggs) Jones to Robert 1 Latimer; nor do we find any record of 
the births of children to Robert 1 Latimer by his wife Ann (Griggs) 
Jones in the Boston records; and Miss Caulkins (p. 289) states that 
Robert 1 Latimer was probably an emigrant to New London direct 
from England. We do not find in the Boston B. M. D., 1630-1699, 
any record of the marriage of a Matthew Jones to Ann Griggs, yet 
we know from the will of George Griggs that Matthew Jones was 
the husband of Ann Griggs the daughter of George Griggs, while we 
find abundant evidence that Rice Jones had a wife Ann and by her 
had numerous children, two of whom are by Savage and Caulkins 
said to have been the children of Matthew Jones. Hence, we are 
forced to the conclusion that Matthew Jones was also known as 
Rice Jones under which latter name the births and baptisms of his 
various children were recorded in Boston. 

Therefore, from the above quoted extracts from standard au- 
thorities, we feel justified in concluding that about the year 1650, 
there was in Boston one, Rice, or Ryte (alias Matthew) Jones, who, 
about that year married Ann Griggs (daughter of George and Alice 

( ) Griggs, of Boston). Said George Griggs died June 23, 1660; 

his widow Alice ( ) Griggs, died between July 20, 1662 and May 

18, 1663. Rice (or Ryte) alias Matthew Jones, died in Boston, 
Jan. 3, 1661, and his widow married Robert 1 Latimer, of New Lon- 
don, Conn, (after Jan. 3, 1661), who in all probability emigrated 
directly from England to New London. If the marriage of Robert 1 
Latimer to Ann (Griggs) Jones (widow of Rice or Ryte, alias 
Matthew Jones) took place in Boston, there is no record of it there; 
nor do we find direct documentary evidence of such marriage in the 
New London record, but the collateral documentary evidence in 
New London establishes the marriage of Ann, widow of Ryte Jones 
to Robert 1 Latimer, of New London. 

With these prefatory editorial remarks we submit the article of 
Col. Parkhurst on the Latimers of New London, Conn., which rec- 
ord is fully substantiated by the town, church and probate records 
of that town, and at the same time embodying in the record of 
Robert 1 Latimer, of New London, the conclusions arrived at from 
the above argument. 

In the various records consulted as here above quoted the sur- 
name of this family is variously spelled Lattimore, Lattemore and 
I^atimer, which spelling has evolved in modern times into the most 
general use of the surname Latimer; hence, in this record we use 
the surname Latimer exclusively, disregarding the more archaic 
spelling of the name. 

Abbreviations Used in Authority References in Latimer Genealogy 

H. D., for Hempstead's Diary; T. R., for New London Town Records; 
C. N. L., for Caulkin's History of New London; P. G. Y., for Prentis New 
London Grave Yard Inscriptions; F. C. B., for Baptisms from Later History 
of the First Church, New London; E. C. M., for Bailey's Early Connecticut 



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Marriages; C. R., for New London Church Records; P. R., for New London 
Probate Records; N. V. R., for Norwich Vital Records, published form ; 
D. G., for Denison Genealogy; H. S., for History of Stonington, Conn., by 
Wheeler; H. M., for Baker's History of Montville, Conn.; H. G., for Hyde 
Genealogy; B. M. D., for Boston Births, deaths and marriages, 1630-1699; 
S. G. D., for Savage's Gen. Die. of N. E.; R. G., for James Rogers and his 
Descendants. 

I. Robert 1 Latimer (Lattimore), b. , at (England, 

probably) ; d. , 1671, about (for the reason that his widow 

in 1693, presented the inventory of his estate to the Court in 
New London, requesting a legal division of the same, stating 

that he had been dead (in 1693) 22 years), at ? (New 

London, probably). He first made his appearance in New 
London about 1662. In 1662, he and Robert Channel were 
joint owners of the Hopewell, a vessel; and on the death of 
Robert Channel on May 19, 1662, he, Robert 1 Latimer, be- 
came the sole owner of that ship. He was a mariner. He m. 

(subsequent to Jan. 3, 1661, the date of death of Rice 

Jones, who was his wife's first husband (see B. M. D., Boston, 
1630-1699, p. 81), at ? (Savage says at Boston, prob- 
ably, but we find no record of the marriage in Boston, nor in 
New London, either) to Ann 2 (Griggs) Jones (daughter of 

George 1 and Alice ( ) Griggs, of Boston, and widow of 

Rice, or Ryte, alias Matthew 1 Jones, of Boston, whom she 
m. prior to 1651, and who d. Jan. 3, 1661-2, at Boston), b. 

, at ; d. , 1693, at New London, Conn., and her 

estate was divided amongst her four children (by her first and 
second husbands) in nearly equal parts. Ann 2 Griggs, m. first 
, prior to 165 1 (as her first child Matthew was b. at Bos- 
ton, 30th, 4th month, 1651), at (Boston, probably) to 

Rice, 1 or Ryte, 1 alias Matthew 1 Jones (whose origin and par- 
entage are not known), b. ? at ; d. Jan. 3, 1661-2, at 

Boston. 

Children: 2 (Lattimore, Lattemore, Latimer), 1 son and 1 
daughter, both recorded in the New London Town Records, 
viz. : 

+2. i. Robert, 2 b. Feb. 5, 1663-4; d. Nov. 28, 1728; m. 

Elizabeth Dymond. 
+3. ii. Elizabeth, 2 b. Nov. 14, 1667 ; d. Aug. 14, 1759 ; m. 
Jonathan Prentis. 

Ann (Griggs) Jones by her first husband, Rice, 1 Ryte, 1 alias 
Matthew 1 Jones, had the following (Jones) children, viz.: Not in 
Latimer line of descent. 

+i. Matthew, 2 b. 30th 4th mo. 165 1 ; who was probably bap- 
tized 1 st Church, Boston, 4th day, 4th mo. 1654, and 

who married Susannah ? and lived in Boston; he 

was a sea captain ; 6 children, 
-fii. Sarah, 2 b. April 19, 1654; who was probably baptized 
1st Church, Boston, 4th day, 4th month, 1654; d. April 
14, 1733 ; m. March 23, 1675, John Prentice. 



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iii. Elizabeth," b. July 6, 1658; bap. nth day, 5th mo., 

1658; d. at Boston, Jan. 31, 1658-9. 
iv. Hannah, 2 b. May 4, 1659; probably bap. nth day, 1st 

mo., 1660. 
v. Ann, 2 b. ; bap. nth day, 1st mo., 1660. This child 

was probably the same as Hannah 2 Jones, who was born 

May 4, 1659. 

Authorities: S. G. D., Vol. II, pp. 314-15, 564; Vol. Ill, p. 59; B. M. D., 
PP- 33, 45, 49, 64, 70, 77, 81; C. N. L., pp. 141, 171, 193, 231-2, 251, 288-9; 
H. M., p. 314- 

Matthew 2 Jones, b. 30th, 4th mo., 1651, at Boston; probably 
bap. First Church, Boston, 4th day, 4th month, 1654 (B. M. D., p. 
49, gives the baptisms of Matthew and Sarah Jones, children of Ann 
and Thomas Jones on that date, and as there was no Thomas Jones 
in Boston at that time with a wife Ann, it is presumed that these 
baptisms were those of Rice and Ann Jones (Matthew and Sarah) 
whose births we have previously recorded). He was a sea captain 

and lived in Boston; m. , at , to Susanna ? (whose 

parentage and maiden surname are not known), b. ? at ? 

d. ? at ? 

Children: 6 (Jones), 3 sons and 3 daughters, all born in Bos- 
ton. Not in Latimer line, vis.: 

i. Matthew, 3 b. Jan. 19, 1684. 
ii. Thomas, 3 b. Oct. 8, 1686. 
iii. Susanna, 3 b. Oct. 3, 1688. 
iv. James, 3 b. Dec. 19, 1690; d. Jan. 13, 16901. 
v. Anna, 3 b. April 30, 1692. 
vi. Sarah, 3 b. June 9, 1696. 

Authorities : B. M. D., pp. 33, 49, 163, 170, 180, 190, 201, 227. 

Sarah 2 Jones, b. April 19, 1654, at Boston, Mass.; probably 
bap. First Church, Boston, 4th day, 4th month, 1654; d. April 14, 
1733; m. May 23, 1675, at New London, to John 3 Prentis (John, 2 
Valentine 1 ), b. Aug. 6, 1652, at New London; d. March 21, 1714-15, 
at New London. 

Children: 7 (Prentis), 2 sons and 5 daughters, all recorded in 
New London. Not in Latimer line. 

i. Joseph, 3 b. ; bap. Feb. 4, 1676-7; d. , young. 

ii. Ann, 3 b. ; bap. Jan. 19, 1678-9; d. ; m. Capt. 

Thomas Hosmer. 

iii. Patience, 3 b. ; bap. March 20, 1680-1 ; d. ; m. 

John Buckley in 1701. 

iv. Sarah, 3 b. ; bap. Jan. 17, 1691-2; d. ; m. Sam- 
uel Mighil, Nov. 2, 1714. 

v. Elizabeth, 3 b. ; bap. Jan. 17, 1691-2; d. ; m. 

Samuel Green, March n, 1733. 

vi. John, 3 b. — — ; bap. Feb. 27, 1697-8; d. ? not men- 
tioned in his mother's will made in 1733. 






192 1.] Latimer {Lattimore) Family. II 

vii. Irene, 3 b. ; bap. Sept. 15, 1700; d. ; m. Na- 

both Graves, May 13, 1726. 

Authorities: B. M. D., pp. 45, 49; H. D., pp. 44, 258; T. R., F. C. B., 
pp. 450, 452-3, 455, 461, 463; E. C. M., Book II, pp. 7, 9, 13, 16. Stiles 
Wethersfield, Vol. II, p. 154. 

2. Robert 2 Latimer, b. Feb. 5, 1663-4, at New London; d. Nov. 
27, 1728, at New London, and was buried there in Old Bury- 
ing Ground, gravestone thus inscribed : "Here lyes ye body 
of Capt. Robert Lattemore; d. November 27, 1728, aged 67 

years;" he m. , 1693, or previous thereto (see date of 

birth of his first child), at New London, probably, to Eliza- 
beth (Dymond) Buttolph, as her second husband (daughter of 
Thomas and Elizabeth (Bradley) Dymond, of New London, 
and widow of — — Buttolph), b. Aug. 14, 1672; bap. Aug. 28, 
1672, at New London; d. April 13, 1752 (according to Hemp- 
stead, aged about 8^), at New London, and was buried there 
April 14, 1752. 

Children: 5 (Latimer), 4 sons and 1 daughter, all recorded in 
New London, viz. : 

+4. i. Robert, 3 bap. Oct. 15, 1693; d. , 1766; m. 

Mary Huntley, of Lyme, June 17, 1731. 

-f-5. ii. Jonathan, 3 bap. Sept. 5, 1703; d. ; m. Boradil 

Denison, April 6, 1721. 

-f-6. Hi. Samuel, 3 bap. Sept. 5, 1703; d. April 1, 1774; m. 
Elizabeth Hallam, July 11, 1723. 

-\-y. iv. Peter, 3 bap. Sept. 5, 1703; d. ; m. Hannah 

Picket, April 23, 1732. 

-|-8. v. Anne, 3 bap. Nov. 9, 1707; d. ; m. John Col- 
fax, Sept. 3, 1727. 

Robert 2 Latimer's will was dated Aug. 12, 1727, and proved Dec. 
19, 1728. In it he mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons Robert, Jona- 
than, Samuel and Peter; daughter-in-law (i. e., step-daughter) 
Elizabeth Buttolph ; grandson Jonathan Latimer ; two granddaugh- 
ters Ann and Elizabeth Latimer, daughter Ann Latimer. His sons 
Robert and Jonathan, Executors. 

On Jan. 24, 1754, the Probate Court of New London granted 
administration on the estate of Elizabeth Latimer (widow of Rob- 
ert 2 Latimer), deceased, to Samuel 3 Latimer (her son). 

Elizabeth (Dymond) Buttolph-Latimer had by her first hus- 

hand, Buttolph, a daughter, Elizabeth Buttolph, of whom 

Hempstead (p. 469) states: "October 19, 1746: Last night Eliza- 
beth Buttolph, the daughter of Mrs. Lattimer, by her first husband, 
died of a bloody flux, after she had lived a chaste and single life 
with her mother 54 years or 55" (hence she was born 1691-2). 

Moses Dymond, b. May (or March) 14, 1677; d. , 1705-6, 

single. He was a brother of Elizabeth (Dymond) Buttolph-Lati- 
mer. Administration on his estate was granted March 16, 1705-6, 
and his estate was distributed by Court order Jan. 10, 1715-16, be- 



j 2 Latimer (Lattimore) Family. [Jan. 

tween Robert 3 Latimer, son of a sister of said Dymond (i. e., Eliza- 
beth (Dymond) Buttolph-Latimer), and Benjamin and Joseph 
Shapley, sons of another sister (Ruth) of said Dymond. 

Authorities: T. R., H. D., pp. 188, 204, 587; P. G. Y. p. 25; C. N. L., 
pp 278-9- Schenck's History of Fairfield, Conn., Vol. I, p. 307; r. U b., pp. 
447, 458, 467, 470; E. C. M., Book II, pp. 11-12, 15-16. 

3. Elizabeth 2 Latimer, b. Nov. 14, 1667, at New London; d. 
Aug. 14, 1759, at New London, aged 92, and was buried there 
in Old Burying Ground, grave stone thus inscribed: "Here 
lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Elizabeth Prentis, consort to 
Captain Jonathan Prentis, who departed this life, August 14, 

1759. In the 92d year of her age;" m. , 1691, at New 

London to Jonathan 3 Prentis (John, 2 Valentine 1 ), b. July 15, 
1657, at New London; d. July 28, 1727, aged 70, at New Lon- 
don, and was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone 
thus inscribed: "Here lyeth the body of Jonathan Prentis, 
Esq., who departed ye life July 28, 1727, in the 70th year of 
his age." 

Children: 6 (Prentis), 2 sons and 4 daughters, all recorded in 
New London, viz. : 

9. i. Elizabeth, 3 b. , 1692, about; bap. July 24, 

1693, at New London; m. Samuel Edgecomb on 
Nov. 24, 1 7 19. 

10. ii. Esther, 3 b. , 1693, about; bap. Feb. 11, 1693-4. 

11. iii. Jonathan, 3 b. Feb. 26, 1695-6; bap. March 1, 1695- 

6; d. July 19, 1755; m. the widow Mary (Chris- 
tophers) Gray, on Feb. 23, 1721. She was a 
dau. of Hon. Richard 2 Christophers by his wife 
Lucretia Bradley, and widow of John Gray of 
Boston, Mass., and New London, Conn., who d. 
Jan. 14, 1720, at New London. 

12. iv. Ann, 3 b. Feb. 18, 1699-1700; bap. Feb. 18, 1699- 

1700; d. June 16, 1763, in her 64th year; m. John 
Richards, Dec. 16, 1725. 

13. v. Mary, 3 b. , 1702; bap. Sept. 27, 1702; m. 

Thomas Coit, Nov. 5, 1723. 

14. vi. John, 3 b. Feb. 4, 1704-5; bap. Feb. 4, 1704-5; m. 

Sarah 4 Christophers, Dec. 28, 1737. She was a 
dau. of Christopher 3 . and Sarah (Prout) Chris- 
tophers, of New London, Conn. 

In the Probate Court, New London, Jan. 24, 1769, the inventory 
of the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Prentis was submitted, £159-6-7; 
and on May 2, 1769, Mr. John Richards was appointed administrator 
of said estate. On August 30, 1769, John Richards gave adminis- 
trator's bond for £300. William Adams surety on estate of Eliza- 
beth Prentis. 

Authorities : P. G. Y., pp. 27, 29; F. C. B., pp. 456, 460, 462, 465, 468; 
E. C. M., Book II, pp. 10-13, 18. 



192 1.] Latimer {Lattimore) Family, n 

4. Robert 3 Latimer, bap. Oct. 15, 1693, at New London; d. 

, 1766 (administration on his estate granted Nov. 25, 

1766), at ? m. June 17, 1731, at New London, to Mary 4 

Huntley, of Lyme, Conn, (daughter of Solomon 3 and Ruth 

( ) Huntley, of Lyme (Aaron, 2 John 1 )), b. , I7ii,at 

Lyme, Conn.; d. , prior to Dec. 9, 1766, as inventory of 

her estate was then taken. 

Children: 4 (Latimer), sons, as mentioned in Probate Records, 
New London, quoted below, viz. : 

15. i. Robert. 4 

16. ii. Demming. 4 

17. iii. Lemuel. 4 

18. iv. Reuben. 4 

At the Probate Court, New London, Nov. 25, 1766, William 
Manwaring was appointed Administrator of the estate of Robert 
Latimer, late of Nova Scotia and Lyme, Conn., deceased, bond £500- 
0-0. William Manwaring was also appointed administrator of the 
estate of Mary Latimer, late of Lyme, bond £200-0-0. Dec. 9, 1766, 
inventory of the estate of Mary Latimer, late of Lyme, deceased, 
£69-02-08. Dec. 6, 1766, inventory of the estate of Robert Latimer, 
late of Lyme, deceased, £226-16-04. May 16, 1768, division of the 
estate of Mary Latimer, late of Lyme, deceased, ordered as follows : 
To Robert Latimer, eldest son, double portion £19-5-9. 
To Demming Latimer, single portion £9-12-10^. 
To Lemuel Latimer, single portion £9-12-10^/2. 
To Reuben Latimer, single portion £9-12-10^. 
Accepted May 18, 1768. 

Authorities: F. C. B., p. 458; E. C. M., Book II, p. 15. 

5. 'Jonathan 3 Latimer, bap. Sept. 5, 1703, at New London; d. 

, at ; m. April 6, 1721, at New London, to Boradil 

Denison (daughter of George and Mary (Wetherell-Harris) 
Denison, of New London), b. May 7 (or 17), 1701 ; bap. May 
18, 1701, at New London; d. , at . 

Children: 10 (Latimer), 6 sons and 4 daughters, all recorded 
in New London, viz. : 

4-19. i. Ann, 4 b. ; bap. March 25, 1721-2; d. ; m. 

Oct. 8, 1 74 1, at New London, to Charles Buckley, 

of Colchester and New London, Conn. 
+20. ii. Jonathan, 4 b. May 27, 1724; bap. June 14, 1724; 

m. Jan. 25, 1747-8, to Lucretia Griswold. 
-f-21. iii. Elizabeth, 4 b. Sept. 6, 1726; bap. Sept. II, 1726; 

m. (1) Jan. 21, 1747-8, to Nicholas Hallam; m. 

(2) , to Joseph Denison. 

+22. iv. Mary, 4 b. April 16, 1729; bap. April 20, 1729; 

m. (int. pub. New London, Aug. 10, 1755) 

to Joseph Deshon. 



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+23. v. Robert, 4 b. Feb. 26, 1731-2; bap. Feb. 27, 1731-2; 

m. (1) Elizabeth Hallam; m. (2) June 25, 

1 76 1, Lydia Bulkley. 
24. vi. George, 4 b. July 26, 1734; bap. Aug. 4, 1734; d. 
Aug. 2.y, 1738. 

+25. vii. Henry, 4 b. Feb. 28, 1736-7; bap. May 15, 1737; 
m. Aug. 11, 1763, to Sarah 5 Christophers (daugh- 
ter of Christopher 4 and Elizabeth (Allen) Chris- 
tophers of New London). 

+26. viii. Daniel, 4 b. Sept. 30, 1739 (or Aug. 16, 1739, ac- 
cording to H. M., p. 315); bap. Sept. 30, 1739; 
m. Feb. 24, 1765, to Sarah Douglass. 
27. ix. John, 4 b. Dec. 21, 1741 ; d. Dec. 31, 1741, about; 
buried Jan. 1, 1741-2. 

-f-28. x. Boradil, 4 b. ; bap. Feb. 19, 1743-4; m. July 

5, 1764, Nathaniel Coit. 

Jonathan 3 Latimer held the rank of Corporal, Clerk, Ensign and 
Captain in the New London military organization. The Probate 
Records at New London show that on May 18, 1778, an agree- 
ment was filed as to the division of the estate of Jonathan 3 Latimer. 
This original agreement was burned and on Sept. 6, 1781, was re- 
placed by a copy of the original. This agreement was signed by all 
of the children of Jonathan 3 Latimer except Robert 4 (No. 23), who 
was dead and whose widow signed, and George 4 (No. 24) who was 
also dead. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 464, 467, 484, 486, 488, 490, 493, 496, 500, 504, 
512; E. C. M., Book II, pp. 11, 19, 21, 25-27; H. D., pp. 108, 130, 167, 310, 
326, 338, 653-4; T. R., N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Christophers Genealogy, 
by J. R. Totten, July, 1920, issue, records Nos. 46 and 166; H. S., p. 341; 
D. G., p. 35 ; C. N. L., pp. 334-5 ; H. M., pp. 314-15. 

6. Samuel 3 Latimer, bap. Sept. 5, 1703, at New London; d. 
April 1, 1774, at New London; m. July 11, 1723, at New Lon- 
don to Elizabeth 2 Hallam (daughter of Nicholas 1 Hallam, of 
New London, by his second wife Elizabeth (Gulliver) 
Meades, whom he married "in Bromley Church, on the back 
side of Bow without Stepney Church, in London, Old Eng- 
land," on Jan. 2, 1700-1), b. Feb. 22, 1701-2, in the Parish of 
St. John Wapping, near Wapping New Stairs, in London ; d. 
Sept. 1, 1777, at New London. 

Children: 9 (Latimer), 5 sons and 4 daughters, all recorded 
in New London, viz. : 

29. i. Samuel, 4 b. May or June — , 1727; bap. June 4, 
1727; d. June 27, 1727, about 1 month old. 

+30. ii. Elizabeth, 4 b. Aug. 28, 1728; bap. Sept. 8, 1728; 
d. May 31, 1797; m. Jan. 21, 1748, Nicholas Hal- 
lam. 

-f-31. iii. Nathan, 4 b. March 15, 1730; bap. March 22, 1730; 
m. May — , 1753, to Jane Lee. 



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+32. iv. Samuel, 4 b. Feb. 11, 1732-3; bap. Feb. 18, 1732- 
3; m. June 7 (or 1), 1761, Elizabeth Prentis. 
33. v. Amos, 4 b. Jan. 28, 1737 ; bap. Feb. 6, 1736-7. 
+34. vi. Ann, 4 b. Aug. 28, 1739; bap. Sept. 2, 1739 (ac- 
cording to H. M., p. 316, she was living in 1802, 
and in that year sold land in Chesterfield, Conn., 
to Goddard Martenas). 
4-35. vii. Mary, 4 b. Nov. 6, 1742; bap. Nov. 21, 1742; m. 
Nov. 9, 1777, Thomas Edgar. 
36. viii. Lucy, 4 b. Feb. 18, 1744-5; bap. Feb. 24, 1744-5; 
d. May 9 (or 10), 1751. 

-\-yj- * x - Richard, 4 b. March 27, 1749; bap. ? m. Oct. 

2 °* Y 77Z, Sarah Holt. 
Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 467, 480, 489-91, 494, 499, 504, 510, 513; 
T. R., C. N. L., pp. 358-9; E. C. M., Book II, pp. 12, 20, 23-4; H. D., pp. 
185, 568; D. G., p. 35; H. S., p. 341; H. M., pp. 315-16. 

7. Peter 3 Latimer, bap. Sept. 5, 1703, at New London; d. 



m. April 23, 1732, at New London, to Hannah Picket (daugh- 
ter of John Picket, of New London, by his wife Elizabeth 
(Mulford) Christophers, whose first husband was John 2 
(Christopher 1 ) Christophers), b. Sept. 9, 1712; bap. Sept. 28, 
1712, at New London; she was admitted to First Church, New 
London, Feb. 17, 1739-40; d. . 

Children: 7 (Latimer), 5 sons and 2 daughters, all recorded 
at New London, viz. : 

^8. i. Peter, 4 b. Sept. 12, 1733; bap. Aug. 20, 1738. 

39. ii. Hannah, 4 b. Aug. 29, 1735; bap. Aug. 20, 1738; 

m. Nov. 9, 1752, Richard Jones. 

40. iii. John, 4 b. Nov. 9, 1737; d. June 9, 1738; buried 

New London, June II, 1738. 

-f-41. iv. Lucretia, 4 b. ; bap. April 22, 1739; m. Dec. 

21, 1768, Capt. Nathaniel Saltonstall. 

42. v. John, 4 2nd, b. ; bap. Jan. 10, 1741-2; d. Sept. 

26, 1768, in the 26th year of his age and was 
buried in Old Burying Ground, New London. 

43. vi. Picket, 4 b. ; bap. May 19, 1745; d. in 

infancy. 

+44. vii. Picket, 4 2nd, b. ; bap. Aug. 2, 1747; m. Jan. 

13, 1 79 1, Eunice Douglass. 

At the Probate Court, New London, May 13, 1783, Peter Lati- 
mer was appointed administrator of estate of Hannah Latimer (his 
mother), late of New London, deceased. Inventory £368-18-01, 
April 14, 1784, additional inventory of estate of Hannah Latimer 
and an addition to inventory of estate of Peter Latimer (amounts 
not given) filed. Aug. 10, 1784, division of the estate of Hannah 
Latimer agreed to and signed by Peter Latimer, Hannah Jones, 
Nathaniel and Lucretia Saltonstall and Picket Latimer and estate 
was distributed. 



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1 6 Latimer (Lattimore) Family. [Jan. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 467, 475, 501, 503, 509, 5M, Si6; E. C. M., Book 
II, pp. iS-16, 22; N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. L, pp. 331-2; H. D., pp. 335, 
361 ; T. R., P. G. Y., p. 25 ; H. M., p. 316. 

8. Anne 3 Latimer, bap. Nov. 9, 1707, at New London; d. ? 

m. Sept. 3, 1727, at New London, to John Colfax (whose 

parentage is as yet not determined), b. , at ; d. r 

at . 

Children: 8 (Colfax), 4 sons and 4 daughters, all recorded in 

New London, viz. : 

45. i. George, 4 bap. March 17, 1728; d. March 28, 1766, 
"in ye 38th year of his age," and was buried in 
the Old Burying Ground, New London, grave- 
stone. 

Ann, 4 bap. May 17, 1730; d. Sept. 5, 1736. 
Elizabeth, 4 bap. April 29, 1733. 
Jonathan, 4 bap. April 18, 1736. 
v. John, 4 bap. June 10, 1739. 

Ann, 4 bap. Sept. 19, 1742; m. April 30, 1767, 
Jonathan Douglass. 

51. vii. Mary, 4 bap. Oct. 27, 1745. 

52. viii. William, 4 bap. June 5, 1748; d. July 20, 1750. 

aged about 2 years. 
John Colfax, Senior, was ensign and lieutenant in the New Lon- 
don military organization. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 470, 489, 491, 495, 498, 503, 510, 514, 517; 
H. D., pp. 188, 193. 308, 350, 450, 552; P- G. Y., p. 17; E. C. M., Book II, p. 28. 

19. Ann 4 Latimer, bap. March 25, 1722, at New London; d. 

(after Oct. 27, 1762, the date of her husband's will in 

which she is mentioned), at ; m. Oct. 8, 1741, at New 

London to Major Charles 4 Buckley (Rev. John, 3 Gershom, 2 
Peter 1 ), of Colchester, Conn., at the time of his marriage and 
later of New London, b. Dec. 16 (or 26 according to Taintor's 
Colchester Records, p. 104), 1710, at Colchester, Conn.; d. Nov. 
27, 1762, aged 51 years and 11 months, at New London, and 
was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

Children: 7 (Buckley), 4 sons and 3 daughters, all recorded 
at New London, and all but Edward 5 (No. 56) mentioned in 
their father's will, viz. : 

53. i. John, 5 b. ? 

54. ii. Charles, 5 b. ? m. Dec. 14, 1779, at New Lon- 

don, to Elizabeth Hallam. 

55. iii. Jonathan, 5 b. ; bap. April 3, 1757. 

56. iv. Edward, 5 b. ; bap. Sept. 8, 1758; d. Sept. 10, 

1758, at New London, and was there buried on 
the 11 Sept., 1758. 

57. v. Elizabeth, 8 b. Oct. 30, 1756; bap. June 1, 1760. 

58. vi. Ann, 5 b. May 26, 1760; who m. Eliphalet Buckley 

according to Probate Records. 



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59. vii. Patience, 5 b. ? who m. David H. Hewitt, Jr. 

At the Probate Court, New London, Dec. 14, 1762, the will of 
Major Charles Buckley, dated Oct. 27, 1762, was proven. The will 
mentions his wife Ann, son John a double portion; sons Charles, 
Jonathan and daughters Elizabeih, Ann and Patience. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 484, 523-4, 526; E. C. M., Book II, p. 19; 
P. G. Y., p. 14 ; T. R, H. D., p. 708, P. R. 

20. Col. Jonathan 4 Latimer, b. May 27, 1724; bap. June 14, 

1724, at New London; d. (subsequent to 1790, while en 

route to Tennessee or Kentucky to take up his home there 
according to H. M., p. 318), at (some place on his jour- 
ney to the west) ; he m. Jan. 28, 1747-8, at to Lucretia 

Griswold (daughter of Rev. George and his second wife Han- 
nah (Lynde) Griswold of Lyme, Conn.), b. March 26, 1731, 
at Lyme, Conn. ; d. , at . 

Children: 13 (Latimer), 10 sons and 3 daughters, all recorded 
at New London, viz. : 

-f-60. i. Hannah, 5 b. Sept. 19, 1747; bap. Jan. 31, 1747-8, 

at New London ; m. Daniel Rogers and removed 

to Tennessee. 
+61. ii. George, 5 b. July 22 (or 29), 1749; bap. Sept. 10, 

1749; m. Oct. 10, 1773, Rachel Smith. 
62. iii Boradil, 5 b. Dec. 13, 1750; bap. May 5, 1751 ; d. 

Sept. 17, 1752. 
+63. w. Jonathan, 5 b. April 12, 1753; bap. June 3, 1753; 

m. Aug. 3, 1775, Elizabeth Chapel. 
+64. v. Boradil, 5 2nd, b. April 12, 1755; m. Sept. 13, 1772, 

Eusebius Bushnell. 
+65 vi. Wetherill, 5 b. March 18, 1757; m. Abigail Fitch 

(see H. M., pp. 321, 386). 

66. vii. Charles, 5 b. Jan. 30, 1759; bap. July 15, 1759; 

moved to Tennessee and raised a family. 

67. viii. Robert, 5 b. Nov. 2, 1760; bap. March 1, 1 760-1, 

who settled at Middletown, Conn. 

68. ix. Nicholas, 5 b. Jan. 8, 1763; bap. Feb. 27, 1763. 

69. x. Griswold, 5 b. Sept. 8, 1764; bap. Jan. 13, 1765. 

70. xi. Joseph, 5 b. June 8, 1766; bap. July 27, 1766; see 

H. M., p. 322. 

71. xii. Nathaniel, 5 b. Feb. 25, 1768; bap. April 10, 1768; 

see H. M., p. 322. 

72. xiii. Daniel, 5 b. May 4, 1771. 

Col. Jonathan 4 Latimer served with credit in the French and In- 
dian War and also in the field in the Revolutionary War. He is 
said to have removed with his family to Kentucky and Tennessee 
about the year 1790. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 486, 517-18, 520, 522, 525, 527-28, 530-31, 533 5 
E. C. M., Book II, p. 30; T. R., N. V. R., Vol. I, p. 204; H. G., Vol. I, pp. 
52, 192-3; R. G, p. 79; H. M., pp. 317-18, 381, 385-6. 



1 8 Latimer (Lattimore) Family. [Jan. 

21. Elizabeth 4 Latimer, b. Sept. 6, 1726; bap. Sept. 11, 1726, 

at New London; d. ? m. (1) Jan. 21, 1747-8, at New 

London, to Nicholas 3 Hallam (Edward, 2 Nicholas 1 ), of New 

London, b. April 6, 1718; d. ; she m. (2) , at , 

to Joseph Denison, b. , at ; d. , at . 

Children: 9 (Hallam), 4 sons and 5 daughters, all recorded at 
New London, viz.: 

73. i. Grace, 5 b. Dec. 19, 1748; bap. Feb. 12, 1748-9; d. 

Nov. 12, 1751. 

74. ii. Edward, 5 b. Aug. 26, 1750; bap. Sept. 2, 1750; m. 

Jan. 8, 1775, Mary Sage. 

75. iii. John, 5 b. Oct. 7, 1752; bap. Oct. 4 (Old Style), 

1752; d. May 8, 1800; m. (1) Mary Harris; m. 
(2) Elizabeth Prentis. 

76. iv. Grace, 5 b. Oct. 14, 1754; bap. Feb. 22, 1755; m. 

April 1, 1773, Amasa Learned. 
yy. v. Robert, 5 b. Jan. 14, 1757; bap. April 3, 1757; m. 
Sept. — , 1779, Lydia Adams. 

78. vi. Elizabeth, 5 b. May 10, 1759; bap. May 20, 1759; 

m. Dec. 14, 1779, Charles Buckley. 

79. vii. George, 5 b. Dec. 4, 1761 ; bap. Jan. 17, 1762; m. 

Nov. 3, 1784, Abigail Coit. 

80. viii. Ann Boradil, 5 b. Dec. 10, 1763; bap. Jan. 1, 1764; 

d. March 22, 1844; m. Jan. 2, 1785, Joshua Coit. 

81. ix. Lucretia, 5 b. Aug. 2, 1760; bap. Aug. 24, 1766; 

possibly m. Feb. 14, 1788, at New London, to 
William Leverett, of Middletown, Conn. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 488, 518, 520-21, 523, 525, 527, 529, 531 ; 
E. C. M., Book II, pp. 21, 31 ; T. R. ; Coit Genealogy, p. 59. 

22. Mary 4 Latimer, b. April 16, 1729; bap. April 20, 1729, at 
New London; d. March 27, 1812, aged 83, at Chesterfield, 

Conn., and was there buried, gravestone; m. (int. pub. 

New London, Aug. 10, 1755), at New London, probably, to 
Joseph 2 Deshon (son of Daniel 1 and Ruth (Christophers) 
Deshon), b. Sept. 27, 1731 ; bap. Oct. 10, 1731, at New Lon- 
don; d. Feb. 11, 1814, aged 83, at Chesterfield, Conn., and was 
there buried ; gravestone. 

Children: 9 (Deshon), 4 sons and 5 daughters, all baptized 
in New London, viz. : 

82. i. Joseph, 5 b. ; bap. Nov. 12, 1758; d. March 

7, 1759, at New London, and was there buried in 
Old Burying round, gravestone. 

83. ii. Mary, 5 b. ; bap. Nov. 12. 1758; d. April 1, 

1760 "aged 1 year, 8 months," and was buried in 
Old Burying Ground, New London, gravestone. 

84. iii. Joseph, 5 2nd, b. ; bap. Sept. 7, 1760; d. June 

11, 1767, "aged 6 years, 10 months," and was 



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buried in Old Burying Ground, New London, 
gravestone. 

85. iv. Mary, 5 2nd, b. ; bap. June 27, 1762; d. Dec. 

30, 1765, "aged 3 years, 6 months," and was 
buried in Old Burying Ground, New London, 
gravestone. 

86. v. John, 5 b. ; bap. June 17, 1764. 

87. vi. Moses, 5 b. ; bap. June 22, 1766. 

88. vii. Joanna, 5 b. ; bap. Oct. 23, 1768; m. Sylvanus 

Tinker. 

89. viii. Elizabeth, 5 b. ; bap. Feb. 13, 1775; m. Har- 

ris Tinker. 

90. ix. Sarah, 5 b. April 24, 1773; bap. Feb. 13, 1775; d. 

Feb. 16, 1775, aged 1 year, 22 days at Chester- 
field, Conn., and was there buried, gravestone. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 400, 493, 525-26, 528-9, 531, 533, 536; Chris- 
tophers Genealogy by J. R. Totten, N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. LI, p. 148, 
Records Nos. 23 and 69, H. D., p. 653; P. G. Y., pp. 18, 37. 

23. Robert 4 Latimer, b. Feb. 26, 1731-2; bap. Feb. 27, 1731-2, 

at New London; d. ? m. (1) Sunday, June 8, 1755, at 

New London, at Captain Lee's house, by Mr. Jewit of the 
North Parish, to Elizabeth Hallam (daughter of Edward and 
Grace (Denison) Hallam, of New London), b. March — , 
1731-2, about; bap. April 23, 1732, at New London; d. Oct. 
17, 1760, "aged 28 years and 7 months," at New London, and 
was there buried in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. He m. 
(2) June 25, 1761, at New London, to Lydia 5 Buckley 
(John, 4 " 3 Gershom, 2 Peter 1 ), b. Oct. 31, 1739; d. ? 

Children: 2 (Latimer), 1 son and 1 daughter. 
By first marriage: 

91. i. Elizabeth, 5 b. ; d. March — , 1756, at New 

London, and was buried there in Old Burying 
Ground, gravestone. 

By second marriage : 

92. ii. Robert, 5 b. ; bap. Dec. 19, 1762. 

Authorities : F. C. B., pp. 493, 528 ; H. D., pp. 649, 666 ; P. G. Y., p. 38 ; 
E. C. M., Book II, p. 25; D. G., pp. 34-35; C. N. L., pp. 359, 666; H. S., p. 341. 

25. Henry 4 Latimer, b. Feb. 28, 1736-7; bap. May 15, 1737, at 

New London; d. ? m. Aug. II, 1763, at New London, to 

Sarah 5 Christophers (daughter of Christopher 4 and Elizabeth 
(Allen) Christophers, of New London), b. April 9, 1745, at 

New London; d. Dec. 13, 1803, at ? 

Children: 8 (Latimer), 3 sons and 5 daughters, all bap. at 
New London, viz. : 

93. i. Sarah, 5 b. ; bap. June 10, 1764. 

94. ii. Henry, 5 b. ; bap. Sept. 29, 1765. 

95. iii. Elizabeth, 5 b. ; bap. Nov. 2, 1766. 



20 Latimer {Lattimore) Family. [Jan. 

96. iv. Christopher, 5 b. ; bap. Nov. 5, 1769. 

97. v. Lydia, 5 b. ; bap. Aug. 18, 1770. 

98. vi. Mary, 5 b. ; bap. Nov. 19, 1775. 

99. vii. David, 5 b. ; bap. Sept. 14, 1777. 

100. viii. Jerusha, 5 b. July 23, 1786;: d. Aug. 18, 1885, at 

Norwich, N. Y. ; m. Henry Bradford Latham. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 500, 529-31, 533-34, 536-37; E. C. M., Book 
II, p. 26; Christophers Genealogy, by J. R. Totten, N. Y. G. & B. Record, 
Vol. LI, Records Nos. 46 and 166; Brewster Notes, Manuscript by E. C. 
Brewster Jones (author of the Brewster Genealogy), being a record of the 
female Brewster lines, Library of the N. Y. G. & B. Society, Book No. 6, 
last entry. 

26. Daniel 4 Latimer, b. Aug. 16, 1739 (or Sept. 30, 1739) ; bap. 
Sept. 30, 1739, at New London ; d. June 23, 1823, "in his 84th 
year," at New London, and was buried there in Old Burying 
Ground, gravestone; m. Feb. 24, 1765, at New London, Sarah 5 
Douglass (daughter of William 4 and Sarah (Denison) Doug- 
lass of New London), b. Feb. 7, 1745-6; bap. March 23, 1745- 
6, at New London; d. July 28, 1820, "in her 74th year," at 
New London, and was buried there in Old Burying Ground, 
gravestone. 

Children: ? (Latimer). I find no record of any chil- 
dren in New London. The Douglass Genealogy, while giving 
no record of any children, states that Daniel Latimer "settled 
at Waterford, Conn., and had several children." 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 504, 515; P. G. Y., p. 25; E. C. M., Book II, 
pp. 15, 27; H. M., p. 315. 

28. Boradil 4 Latimer, b. ; bap. Feb. 19, 1743-4, at New Lon- 

non; d. March 4, 1807, "aged 63 years," at New London, and 
was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone ; m. July 
5, 1764, at New London to Capt. Nathaniel 5 Coit (son of 
Nathaniel 4 and Margaret (Douglass) Coit of New London), 
b. Dec. 1, 1738; bap. Dec. 3, 1738, at New London; d. April 
24, 1783, "in the 45th year of his age," at New London, and 
was buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

Children: 8 (Coit), 3 sons and 5 daughters (as given in the 
Coit Genealogy, p. 71). 

101. i. Nathaniel, 5 b. April 11, 1765; d. , at sea; 

not m. 

102. ii. Margaret, 5 b. Aug. 21, 1767; d. , 1814; not m. 

103. iii. Boradil, 5 b. Aug. 9, 1769; d. ; m. Oct. 27, 

1798, at New London, to Stephen Greenleaf 

Thatcher, b. , 1774, at Stratford, Conn.; d. 

May — , 1857, and by him she had 3 children. 

104. iv. Anne, 5 b. April 10, 1771 ; d. Sept. 23, i860, at 

Waterford, Conn. ; not m. 

105. v. Catherine, 5 b. April 13, 1775; m. Feb. 5, 1797, at 

New London, Richard Chappell. 



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106. vi. Richard, 5 b. March 26, 1777; d. , lost at sea. 

107. vii. Jonathan, 5 b. Sept. 14, 1779; d. , aged about 

6 years, drowned. 

108. viii. Sarah, 5 b. July 28, 1781 ; d. Aug. 7, 1781. 

Probate Court, New London, May 6, 1783, Amasa Learned and 
Boradil Coit were appointed administrators of the estate of Na- 
thaniel Coit, late of New London, deceased. Boradil being the widow 
and Amasa Learned being appointed at her request. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 502, 512; P. G. Y., p. 16; E. C. M., Book II, 
pp. 26, 35-6; Coit Genealogy, p. 71; Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, by J. R. 
Totten, N. Y. G. & B. Record, Vol. XLV, record No. 846. 

30. Elizabeth 4 Latimer, b. Aug. 28, 1728; bap. Sept. 8, 1728; d. 
May 31, 1797; m. Jan. 21, 1748, at New London, Nicholas Hal- 
lam (son of Edward and Grace (Denison) Hallam of New 
London), b. April — , 17 18; bap. April 13, 17 18, at New Lon- 
don; d. , at ? 

Children: 6 (Hallam), 3 sons and 3 daughters, all baptized in 
New London. 

109. i. Grace, 5 bap. Feb. 12, 1748-9; d. Nov. 12, 1751, 

about 3 years old. 
no. ii. Edward, 5 bap. Sept. 2, 1750. 
in. iii. Grace, 5 2nd, bap. Feb. 23, 1755. 

112. iv. Robert, 5 bap. April 20, 1759. 

113. v. George, 5 bap. Jan. 17, 1761-2. 

114. vi. Lucretia, 5 bap. Aug. 24, 1766. 

Authorities: H. M., p. 316; F. C. B., pp. 480, 490, 518, 520, 523, 525, 527, 
531 ; H. D., pp. 578, 644 ; E. C. M., Book II, p. 21 ; D. G., pp. 35-6 ; H. S., 
P- 34i. 

31. Nathan 4 Latimer, b. March 15, 1730; bap. March 22, 1730, 

at New London; d. ? m. May — , 1753, at New London, 

to Jane 4 Lee (daughter of Col. Stephen 3 and Abigail (Lord) 

Lee, of Lyme, Conn.), b. Aug. 26, 1734, at Lyme; d. ? 

at ? 

Children: 10 (Latimer), 5 sons and 5 daughters, all recorded 
at Lyme, Conn. 

+ 115. i. Hallam, 5 b. Sept. 3, 1754; d. ; m. Sept. 17, 

1778, Marcy Dodge. 
-f-116. ii. Nathan, 5 b. July 24, 1756; d. ; m. , Anna 

Dodge. 
-f-117. iii- Lucy, 5 b. Dec. 3, 1758; d. ; m. Dec. 2, 1779, 

Daniel Dodge. 

118. iv. Stephen, 5 b. Jan. 18, 1761. 

119. v. Abigail, 5 b. April 13, 1763. 

120. vi. Jean, 5 b. Dec. 17, 1764. 

-f-121. vii. Samuel, 5 b. June 16, 1767; d. ; m. Nov. 12, 

1789, Elizabeth (Betsey) Chapel, at Montville, 
Conn. 



2 2 Latimer {Lattimore) Family. [Jan- 

-{-122. viii. Ann, 5 b. July 10, 1769; m. Zebulon Chapman, 

March 12, 1795. 
+ 123. ix. Edward, 5 b. July 10, 1771. 

124. x. Lydia, 5 b. July 5, 1773, according to H. M., p. 319, 

she m. (1) Strickland; m. (2) Beck- 

with. 
The above list of children is given on the authority of the Hyde 
Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 182. 

Authorities: F. C. B., p. 491; E. C. M., Book II, p. 23; H. M., pp. 318- 
19. 3 2 3, 533-4; H. G., Vol. I, p. 182; Dodge Genealogy, by T. R. Woodward, 
pp. 14, 21. 

32. Samuel 4 Latimer, b. Feb. 11, 1732-3; bap. Feb. 18, 1732-3, 
at New London ; d. June 7, 1808, at New London, and was 
buried there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone; m. (1) June 
7 (or 1 according to T. R.), 1761, at New London, to Eliza- 
beth Prentis (daughter of Capt. John and Sarah 4 (Christo- 
phers) Prentis, of New London), bap. Oct. 21, 1739, at New 

London; d. , 1791, about, "aged 52," and was buried in 

Old Burying Ground, New London, gravestone, on which date 
of death is lacking; he m. (2) Nov. 9, 1793, at New London, to 
Lydia Green. 

Children: 7 (Latimer), 6 sons and 1 daughter, all recorded in 
New London, viz. : 

125. i. Samuel, 5 b. Dec. 25, 1761 (according to T. R.), 

bap. March 27, 1763; d. June 8, 1770, aged 8 
years, 5 months, 14 days, drowned. 

126. ii. John, 5 b. Nov. 11, 1764; bap. Oct. 7, 1764; d. 

, at New London, and was buried there in 

Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

127. iii. John, 5 2nd, b. ; bap. Dec. 1, 1765; d. Dec. 

19, 1794, aged 29, and was buried in Old Bury- 
ing Ground, New London, gravestone. 

128. iv. George Griggs 5 (or Grey, according to F. C. B., p. 

533), b. Dec. 4, 1768; bap. April 21, 1769. 

129. v. Samuel, 5 b. Jan. 5, 1771 ; bap. Jan. 6, 1771 ; d. 

Oct. 26, 1771, in his 10th month, and was buried 
in Old Burying- Ground, New London, gravestone. 

130. vi. Elizabeth, 5 b. March 18, 1773; d. Sept. 26, 1775. 

131. vii. David, 5 b. Jan. 7, 1776; d. Aug. 17, 1776. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 494, 504, 528, 530-1, 533-4; P. G. Y., pp. 24, 
28 ; E. C. M., Book II, p. 24 : Christophers Genealogy, by J. R. Totten, Vol. 
LI, July, 1920, W. V. Gen. 6-> Biog. Record, records Nos. 48 and 179 ; T. R. 

34. Ann 4 Latimer, b. Aug. 28, 1739; bap. Sept. 2, 1739, at New 

London; d. (H. M., p. 316, states that she was alive in 

1802 and in that year sold land in Chesterfield to Goddard 
Martenas), at . We have no record of her marriage. 

From the New London Town Records we obtain the following 
item, viz. : "John Gordon, son of Ann Latimer, born April 28, 



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Latimer {Lattimore) Family. 2 3 



I7SQ;" and from F. C. B., p. 529* we get the following item: John 
of Anne Lattemore was baptized July 31, 1763. From the fact 
that we know of no Ann at this date married to a Lattemore, it 
seems to look as if Ann Latimer (No. 34) may have been the mother 
of this child. The circumstances of both are not made clear by the 
records. 

Authorities : F. C. B., pp. 504, 529 ; T. R. ; H. M., p. 316. 

t,k Mary 4 Latimer, b. Nov. 6, 1742; bap. Nov. 21, 1742, at New 

London ; d. ? m. Nov. 9, 1777, at New London, to Thomas 

Edgar from New Castle-on-Tyne, England, of whom nothing 

further is known. 

Children: 2 (Edgar), 1 son and 1 daughter, recorded in New 

London. 

132. i. Monk, 5 b. Dec. 3, 1779. 

133. ii. Ann Elizabeth, 5 b. Sept. 26, 1783- 

Authorities: F. C. B., p. 510; T. R. 

X7 Richard 4 Latimer, b. March 27, 1749- at New London; d. 
Tan 7, 1824; m. Oct. 30, 1773, at New London, to Sarah 5 Holt 
(daughter of William 4 and Sarah (Way) Holt, of New Lon- 
don (Nathaniel, 3 - 2 , William, 1 ), b. Dec. 27, 1749; bap. Dec. 31, 
1749, at New London; d. May 20, 1833. 

Children: 3 (Latimer), 1 son and 2 daughters, all recorded at 
New London. 

+ 134. i. Elizabeth, 5 b. June 3, 1774 5 m. Edward Latimer 
(see H. M., p. 319). 

135. ii. Samuel, 5 b. June 11, 1775 5 <*. Jan. 7, 1802 (H. M., 

p. 319). 

136. iii. Sarah, 5 b. July 4, 1780; d. March 20, 1802 (H. M., 

P- 3i9)- 

The dates of death of Richard 4 Latimer and his wife are given 
here solely on the authority of H. M., p. 319. 

Authorities: E. C. M., Book II, p. 17; F. C. B., p. 519; Holt Genealogy, 
pp. 243, 259; H. M., p. 319. 

41 Lucretia 4 Latimer, bap. April 22, 1739, at New London ; d. 

? m . Dec. 21, 1768, at New London, to Nathaniel Sal- 

tonstall, as his second wife; he b. , at — — ; d. — — , at 

. He m. (1) Sept. 16, 1755, at , to Rebecca Young 

(whose parentage is as yet not determined), b. — — J d. Uct. 
8, 1766, and by whom he had 4 children, not in Latimer line. 
Children by Lucretia 4 Latimer: 6 (Saltonstall), 2 sons and 4 
daughters, all recorded in New London, viz. : 

137. i. Lucretia, 5 b. Aug. I, 177°- 

138. ii. Polly, 5 b. Aug. 18, 1772. 

139. iii. Nancy, 5 b. July 6, 1774- 



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140. iv. Nathaniel, 5 b. Dec. 18, 1776; m. May 22, 1800, 

Lucretia Lamphere. 

141. v. John, 5 b. Jan. 26, 1781. 

142. vi. Betsey, 5 b. April 1, 1784; d. Nov. 23, 1786. 

On account of the prominence of the Saltonstall family in and 
about New London, it is a matter of interest as to who were the 
parents of this Nathaniel Saltonstall who married Lucretia 4 Lati- 
mer. From the Saltonstall Family, pp. 32 and 34, we see that Na- 
thaniel Saltonstall (son of Governor Gurdon and his second wife 
Elizabeth (Rosewell) Saltonstall of New London), was b. July 1, 
1707, at New London, and that he m. March 1, 1732-3 (int. pub. 
N. L., Feb. 11, 1732-3, see H. D., p. 256), to Mrs. Lucretia Arnold 
(whose parentage is as yet not determined). Beyond this the Sal- 
tonstall Genealogy gives no further information except to say that 
this Nathaniel Saltonstall, with his wife, removed to one of the south- 
ern colonies. The baptismal records of the First Church, New Lon- 
don, gives no record of any children born to this couple in New 
London. Neither the Saltonstall Genealogy nor the records of New 
London give record of any Nathaniel Saltonstall born to any of the 
other sons of Governor Gurdon Saltonstall, so we are puzzled to 
know who were the parents of Nathaniel Saltonstall who married 
Dec. 2, 1768, to Lucretia 4 Latimer as his second wife. 

At the Court of Probate, New London, May 2, 1744, Daniel 
Starr, of New London, was appointed guardian of Nathaniel Sal- 
tonstall, upwards of 14 years of age, an illegitimate under care of 
the town, but does not give any clue as to who was the father or 
mother of this illegitimate child. As he was over 14 years of age in 
1744, he must have been born prior to 1730. Nathaniel Saltonstall 
(son of Gov. Gurdon Saltonstall) married March 1, 1732-3, to Mrs. 
Lucretia Arnold. So we see that this Nathaniel Saltonstall (ille- 
gitimate) was born prior to Nathaniel Saltonstall's marriage in 
T 73 2 -3. to Lucretia Arnold. The perpetuation of the name Nathaniel, 
as the given name of this illegitimate child, suggests the possi- 
bility that he may have been the son of Nathaniel Saltonstall (son 
of Gov. Gurdon), born prior to his marriage to Lucretia Arnold; 
but we have no direct evidence that such was the case. This illegiti- 
mate Nathaniel Saltonstall was born prior to 1730, hence was old 
enough to have married on Sept. 16, 1755. to Rebecca Young, as his 
first wife. Hempstead's Diary gives notes on pp. 274, 276, 305, 362, 
470 and 508, snowing that a Nathaniel Saltonstall was living in 
New London from 1734 to 1748, but does not make it clear whether 
he refers to Nathaniel Saltonstall (son of Gov. Gurdon) or to the 
illegitimate Nathaniel Saltonstall. This is in full the information 
available as to who this Nathaniel Saltonstall, who married first 
Rebecca Young in 1755. and second Lucretia 4 Latimer in 1768, was. 

Authorities: F. C. B., p. 503; T. R. ; P. R.; E. C. M., Book II, p. 16; 
Saltonstall Genealogy, pp. 32, 34. 

44. Picket 4 Latimer, bap. Aug. 2, 1747, at New London; d. 
? m. Jan. 13 (or 31), 1791-2, at New London, to Eunice 8 



1921.] Latimer {Latiimore) Family, 25 

Douglass (daughter of George 3 and Elizabeth (Lucas) Doug- 
lass of New London — William, 4 Richard, 3 William 2 - 1 ), b. 
Sept. 16, 1771; bap. Nov. 17, 1771, at New London; d. ? 

Children : 7 (Latimer), 3 sons and 4 daughters, births and bap- 
tisms recorded in New London, viz. : 

+ 143. i. Eunice, 5 b. July 9, 1792; bap. Aug. 1, 1793; m. 

Lebbeus William Gardiner. 
-j-144. ii. Hannah Picket, 5 b. March 12, 1794; bap. May 8, 

1794; m. Ephraim Chesebrough. 
145. iii. Picket, 5 b. Jan. 28, 1796; bap. March 31, 1796. 
+ 146. iv. Elizabeth Lucas, 5 b. Feb. 14, 1798; bap. Aug. 23, 

1798; m. Oct. 25, 1825, Dr. James Rogers. 

147. v. Peter, 5 b. March 30, 1800; bap. Nov. 20, 1800. 

148. vi. Lucretia, 5 b. July 9, 1802; bap. Nov. 11, 1802. 

149. vii. John Mulford, 5 b. ; bap. May 13, 1806. 

149a. ( ?) viii. Courtland Lewis, 5 who settled at Columbus, 

Ohio. The child is given on the sole authority of 
H. M., p. 320. 

Authorities: F. C. B., pp. 516, 535; E. C. M., Book II, pp. 27, 32; 
Douglas Genealogy, pp. 148-9, 256; Chesebrough Genealogy, pp. 478, 495; 
R. G., pp. 128, 203. 

60. Hannah 5 Latimer, b. Sept. 19, 1747; bap. Jan. 31, 1747-8, 

at New London; m. , at , to Daniel Rogers (son of 

Samuel and Lucy (Denison) Rogers, of New Salem, Conn.), 
b. , 1745; d. . He removed to Tennessee. 

Children: 1 (Rogers) (mentioned in the will of his grand- 
father, Samuel Rogers) and perhaps others, viz. : 

150. i. Daniel, 6 Jr. 

Authorities: F. C. B., p. 517; H. M., pp. 189, 318; R. G., p. 79. 

61. George 5 Latimer, b. July 22 (or 29), 1749; bap. Sept. 10, 
1749, at New London ; d. Oct. 8, 1837, at Chesterfield, Conn. ; 

m. Oct. 10, 1773, at ? to Rachel Smith (whose parentage 

is as yet not determined), b. ? at ? d. ? at ? 

Children: 8 (Latimer), 2 sons and 6 daughters, viz.: 

151. i. Lydia, 6 b. June 2, 1775; m. James Baker, of 

Butternuts, N. Y. 

152. ii. Rachel, 6 b. July 2, 1777; m. James Chadwick, of 

East Haddam, N. Y. 

153. iii. Lucretia, 6 b. , 1779; m. James Chappel, of 

Montville, Conn. 

154. iv. Martha, 6 b. Jan. 30, 1781 ; m. Christopher Lati- 

mer, of Plymouth, N. Y. 

155. v. Boradil, 6 b. Aug. 31, 1786; m. Ralph Yeomansy, 

of Colchester, N. Y. 

156. vi. Sarah, 6 b. Aug. 31, 1789; d. , at age of 2 

years. 



26 Latimer (Lattimore) Family. [Jan, 

+ 157. vii. George Griswold, 6 b. June 5, 1791 ; m. Nov. — , 

1816, Lydia Tinker. 
+ 158. viii. Nicholas, 6 b. May 4, 1798; m. Nov. 12, 1821, 

Joanna Tinker. 

The births as given in the above list of children are taken from 
Baker's History of Montville, p. 320, and Hyde Genealogy, Vol. 
II, p. 953- 

Authorities: F. C. B., p. 518; H. M., pp. 320, 324; Dodge Genealogy; 
H. G., Vol. I, p. 192; Vol. II, p. 953- 

63. Jonathan 5 Latimer, b. April 12, 1753; bap. June 3, 1753, 

at New London; d. ? m. Aug. 3, 1775, at New London, to 

Elizabeth Chappell (daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
(Comstock) Chappell, of Montville, Conn.), b. Nov. 6 (or 
16), 1753, at New London, Conn.; d. ? 

Children: 2 (Latimer), 1 son and 1 daughter, recorded in 
New London and perhaps others, according to H. M., p. 321, 
viz. : 

159. i. Clarissa, 6 b. July 26, 1776. 

160. ii. Lynds 6 (or Lyons), b. Feb. 28, 1778. 

161. iii. Jonathan?, 6 b. ? 

162. iv. Jacob?, 6 b. ? 

H. M., p. 321, states that Jonathan 5 Latimer removed to Ten- 
nessee and settled at Summer City, where he died at an advanced 
age ; and that his three sons married and settled in the West and 
raised large families. 

Authorities: F. C. B., p. 522; H. M., pp. 318, 321, 477; T. R.; H. G., 
Vol. II, p. 954- 

64. Boradil 5 Latimer, b. April 12, 1755; d. ; m. Sept. 13, 

1772, Eusebius Bushnell (son of Benajah and Hannah (Gris- 
wold) Bushnell, of Norwich, Conn.), b. Feb. 1, 1748-9, at Nor- 
wich, Conn.; d. ? 

Children: 2 (Bushnell) daughters, recorded at Lyme, Conn., 
viz. : 

163. i. Hannah, 6 b. Dec. 14, 1773. 

164. ii. Clarina, 8 b. Oct. 9, 1775. 
Authorities: N. V. R., Vol. I, p. 204; H. G., Vol. I, p. 193. 

65. Wetherell 5 Latimer, b. March 18, 1757; d. ; m. (1) 

? Abigail Fitch (daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Sher- 
wood) Fitch, of Montville, Conn.), b. Dec. 22, 1754; d. ? 

He is said to have removed to Tennessee with his father and 
afterwards to have settled at Pope City, Ark. He is said to 
have married a second time, but the date of this second mar- 
riage and his second wife's name and parentage is not known. 

Children by first marriage: 2 (Latimer) sons, according to 
H. M., p. 321, viz.: 



&9 21 -] Latimer (Lattimore) Family. 2 J 

165. i. Daniel, 6 b. Dec. 30, 1783; d. , 1857; he did m. 

166. ii. James, 6 b. Oct. 15, 1785; he m. and lived at Sum- 

mer City, Tenn. 

Children by second marriage: 7 (Latimer), according to H. M., 
p. 321, viz.: 

167. iii. Jane, 6 b. , who is said to have m. Robert Wil- 

son. 

168. iv. Charles. 6 

169. v. Sylvanus. 6 

170. vi. John. 6 

171. vii. Thomas. 6 

172. viii. Robert. 6 

173. ix. Malinda. 6 

Authorities: H. G., Vol. I, p. 193; H. M., pp. 321, 385-6. 

115. Hallam 5 Latimer, b. Sept. 3, 1754; d. ; m. Sept. 17, 

1778, Marcy (or Mercy) Dodge (daughter of Jonathan and 
Marcy (Williams) Dodge, of Colchester, Conn.), b. Oct. 10, 
1754, at ; d. . 

Children: 9 (Latimer), 5 sons and 4 daughters. 

174. i. David, 6 b. May 7, 1779; d. Dec. 28, 1800. 

175. ii. Mercy, 6 b. Dec. 3, 1781 ; d. Aug. 27, 1782. 

176. iii. Peter, 6 b. Aug. 1, 1783; d. May 11, 1784. 

177. iv. Nicholas Hallam, 6 b. Oct. 17, 1785; d. Oct. 22, 

1786. 

178. v. Lucy, 6 b. March 6, 1790 (Aug. 16, 1787, accord- 

ing to H. M., p. 322). 

179. vi. Frances, 6 b. March 6, 1790. 

180. vii. Nathan Lee Lord, 6 b. Feb. 9, 1793. 

181. viii. Daniel Dodge, 6 b. June 22, 1795. 

182. ix. Mary Ann, 6 b. Jan. 13, 1799. 

Authorities : H. M., p. 322 ; Dodge Genealogy, by T. R. Woodwai 
p. 14. 

116. Nathan 5 Latimer, b. July 24, 1756; d. ? m. ? at 

? to Ann Dodge (daughter of Jonathan and Marcy (Wil- 
liams) Dodge, of Colchester, Conn.), b. Sept. 14, 1761 ; d. 

? 

Children: 7 (Latimer), 5 sons and 2 daughters, viz.: 

183. i. Jonathan, 6 b. , 1781, about, who m. Sept. 29, 

1804. Ann Watrous (see H. M., p. 323). 

184. ii. Nathan G , 6 b. ? 

185. iii. Nancy, 6 b. ? 

186. iv. Lynds, 6 b. ? 

187. v. Robert, 6 b. ? 

188. vi. Sophia Jane, 6 b. ? 

189. vii. Oliver D , 6 b. ? 

The Descendants of James Rogers, p. 117, states that there j 
another son born to Nathan 5 Latimer by Anna Dodge named Sam- 



28 Latimer {Lattimore) Family. [Jan. 

ue l B Latimer who m. (i) Abby 6 Rogers (daughter of James 

and Elizabeth (Howard) Rogers of Montville), and m. (2) Nov. 2, 
1840, Amy Smith (daughter of Peter Smith). Baker's History of 
Montville, p. 323, states that this Samuel B. Rogers was a son of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Chapel) Latimer, of Montville. 

Authorities: H. M., pp. 322-3, 476; Descendants of James Rogers, p. 
117; Dodge Genealogy, by T. R. Woodward, p. 14. 

117. Lucy 5 Latimer, b. Dec. 3, 1758; d. April 7, 1832; m. Dec. 2, 
1779, Captain Daniel 5 Dodge (son of Jonathan 4 and Marcy 
(Williams) Dodge, of Colchester, Conn.), b. July 19, 1757, 
at Colchester; d. Sept. 14, 1807, at Salem, Conn., and was there 
buried, gravestone. Captain Daniel Dodge served in the Revo- 
lutionary War. 

Children: 6 (Dodge), 2 sons and 4 daughters, as taken from 
Colchester records, viz. : 

190. i. Lucy, 6 b. March 11, 1782; d. Sept. 2, 1783. 

191. ii. Frances, 6 b. March 4, 1784; d. April 17, 1861 ; m. 

David Patten, Jan. 6, 1865. 

192. iii. Nancy, 6 b. April 29, 1787; d. March 25, i860; m. 

Elijah Loomis, Jan. 15, 1809. 

193. iv. Mark, 6 b. June 3, 1791 ; d. Oct. 31, i860; not m. 

194. v. Sally, 6 b. June 22, 1795; d. Dec. 7, 1875; m - Jos- 

eph Smith, Jan. 1, 1828. 
J 95- v *- Jonathan, 6 b. Feb. 1, 1800; d. March 23, 1836; 
not m. 

Authorities: H. M., p. 319; Dodge Genealogy, by T. R. Woodward, pp. 
14, 21, 36. 

121. Samuel 5 Latimer, b. June 16, 1767; d. , 1807, about; m. 

Nov. 12, 1789, at Montville, Elizabeth (Betsey) Chapel 
(daughter of Ezekiel and his second wife Delight (Baker) 
Chapel, of Montville, Conn.), b. ; d. , 1856. 

Children: 5 (Latimer), 3 sons and 2 daughters, according to 
H. M., p. 323. 

196. i. John L , 6 b. , 1795, about; m. Mary Chap- 

man, b. July 15, 1798 (daughter of Zebulon and 
Ann (Latimer) Chapman, see record No. 122. 

197. ii. Ezekiel C , 6 b. , 1797, about; m. Harriet 

Chapman, according to H. M., p. 323. 
+ 198. iii. Samuel, 6 b. July 8, 1802; m. (1) Abby Rogers; 
m. (2) Amy Smith. This is the Samuel Latimer 

who is called Samuel B Latimer in James 

Rogers and His Descendants, and who, in that 
work is said to have been a son of Nathan 5 Lati- 
mer by his wife Anna Dodge. These two au- 
thorities seem to disagree and it is difficult to say 
which one is correct. 



Iq2I 1 Latimer {Lattimore) Family. 29 

199. iv. Lodica, 6 b. ; who m. Andrew Maynard 

(H. M., p. 323)- 

200. v. Almira, 6 b. . 

Authorities: H. M., pp. 319, 323, 476, 534- 
122. Ann* Latimer, b. July 10, 1769; d- — ; m March 12 
170S, Zebulon Chapman (son of Joseph and Sabra (Baker) 

Chapman), b. , 1765, about, d. June 8, 1802, in his 37th 

year. 

Children: 3 (Chapman), 2 sons and 1 daughter, according 

to (H. M., p. 534), viz.: 

201. i. Joseph Lee, 6 b. Dec. 9, 1795 ', who m. Phebe Wick- 

wire (H. M., pp. 362, 534)- t , _ . 

202. ii. Mary, 6 b. July 15, 1798; who m. John Latimer, 

No. 195 (H. M., pp. 323. 534)- , „ . 

203. iii. Oliver Raymond, 6 b. May 6, 1801 ; d. March 9, 

1802. 
Authorities: H. M., pp. 318-19, 362, S33-4- 
127,. Edward* Latimer, b. July 10, 1771; d. March 16, 1836; m. 

° ? Elizabeth Latimer (daughter of Richard and Sarah 

(Holt) Latimer), b. June 3, 1774; d. Jan. 25, 1849- 
Child: 1 (Latimer) son, viz.: 

204. i. Joseph H , 6 b. May 10, 1798 ; d. — — ; m -— , 

Theresa Tinker, b. about 1808, by whom he had 
4 children (see H. M., p. 3 2 4)- 
Authorities: H. M., pp. 3^9, 323"4- 

134. Elizabeth 5 Latimer, b. June 3, 1774; d. Jan. 25, 1849; m. 
° ? Edward 5 Latimer (son of Nathan and Jane (Lee) Lati- 
mer), b. July 10, 1771; d. March 16, 1836. 
Child: 1 (Latimer), son, viz.: 

20s. i. Joseph H 6 b. May 10, 1798 ; d. — — ; m. — -, 

Theresa Tinker, b. about 1808, by whom he had 
4 children (see H. M., p. 3 2 4). 
Authorities: H. M., pp. 319. 323-4- 

143. Eunice 5 Latimer, b. July 9, 1792 ; bap. Aug. 1, 1793 5 &$?&" 
20, 1819, aged 27 years; m. March 31, 1813, Lebbeus William 
Gardiner (son of Benajah and Charlotte (Raymond) Gardi- 
ner, of Millstone, Conn.), b. April 30, 1785. on Plum Island, 
N. Y.; d. March 9, 1862. They settled at Waterford, Conn., 
where he was living in 1859. 
Children: 3 (Gardiner), 1 son and 2 daughters, viz.: 

^ 206. i. Charlotte E , 6 b. Feb. 21, 1814; d. May 13, 

1888; m. Oct. 13, 1837, Jarvis Kennan, a law- 
yer, who d. June 16, 1862; living 1859 at Nor- 
walk, Ohio. 



1Q Latimer {Lattimore) Family. [Jan. 

207. ii. John, 6 b. Sept. 15, 1816; d. ; m. July 31, 1843, 

at Norwalk, Ohio, to Mary Frances (or Frances 
Mary?) Joslin, b. Troy, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1817; 
living in 1859 at Norwalk, Ohio. 

208. iii. Julia A , 6 b. July 28, 1819; d. Feb. 10, 1864; 

m. , 1849, Henry L Kellogg; living in 

1859 at Newington, Conn. 

Authorities: The Gar diners of Narragansett, pp. 118, 166; H. M., p. 
577; H. G., Vol. II, pp. 878-9. 

144. Hannah Picket 5 Latimer, b. March 12, 1794; bap. May 8, 
1794; m. July 20, 1815, Ephraim Chesebrough (son of Deacon 
William and Esther (Williams) Chesebrough), b. June 12, 
I77 8, at ; d. July — , 1858, at Buffalo, N. Y. 

Children: 11 (Chesebrough), 7 sons and 4 daughters, viz.: 

209. i. Alfred, 6 b. Sept. 16, 1816; d. Oct. 3, 1894, at 

Detroit, Mich. 

210. ii. Ellen Elizabeth, 6 b. Dec. 18, 1818; d. Jan. 15, 

1819. 

211. iii. Elias Perkins, 6 b. Jan. 2, 1820. 

212. iv. Ellen Louisa, 6 b. Jan. 7, 1822; m. Oct. 22, 1856, 

at New London, James A. Fox. 

213. v. William Picket, 6 b. Jan. 21, 1824; d. Jan. 2, 1825, 

214. vi. Lucretia Latimer, 6 b. Nov. 9, 1825 ; d. Jan. 23, 

1829. 

215. vii. Matilda Wright, 6 b. Jan. 25, 1828; m. Feb. 22, 

1852, Rev. David H. Thayer. 

216. viii. John Mulford Latimer, 6 b. Feb. 10, 1830; m. 

, 1856, Corsina Diaz de Modina, of Chili. 

217. ix. Julius, 6 b. March 29, 1832; m. Oct. 23, 1857, 

Maria L Bartleson. 

218. x. Augustus, 6 b. Sept. 12, 1834; d. May 6, 1835. 

219. xi. Robert, 6 b. March 21, 1836; he enlisted in the 

War of the Rebellion and was never heard from 
afterwards. 

Authorities: Chesebrough Genealogy, pp. 478, 495; H. S., p. 304. 

146. Elizabeth Lucas 5 Latimer, b. Feb. 14, 1798; bap. Aug. 23, 
1798, at New London; d. Aug. 31, 1878; m. Oct. 26, 1825, at 
New London, Dr. James Rogers (son of Isaac and Mary 
(Griffin) Rogers), b. Jan. 10, 1787, at Waterford, Conn.; 
d. Dec. 29, 185 1, at New London. 

Children: 6 (Rogers), 3 sons and 3 daughters, as given in 
Rogers Genealogy, viz.: 

220. i. Picket Latimer, 6 b. Aug. 26, 1826; d. Nov. 25, 

1849, m Liverpool; not m. 

221. ii. Augusta Arcularius, 6 b. Feb. 7, 1828; she lived in 

1901 at McPaul, Iowa; not m. 



192 1.] Latimer {Lattimore) Family. 3 1 

222. iii. Fanny Wheeler, 6 b. March 7, 1830; d. ; m. 

April 10, 1856, Benajah Gardiner (son of Bena- 
jah and Charlotte (Raymond) Gardiner, of Mill- 
stone, Conn.), b. ; d. Sept. 21, 1849, m 

Water ford (Millstone), Conn. No children. 

223. iv. Frederick Leonard, 6 b. May 7, 1832; d. Jan. 1, 

1835. 

224. v. Harriet McEwen, 6 b. Aug. 5, 1834; d. ; m. 

March 23, 1858, Samuel John Mills Kellogg (son 
of Martin and Mary (Welles) Kellogg), b. Sept. 
7, 1822, at Newington, Conn.; d. Jan. 30, 1883, at 
Percival, Iowa ; residence, McPaul, Iowa ; 2 chil- 
dren. 

225. vi. Stevens, 6 b. March 7, 1837; d. ; m. (1) , 

1862, Mary Louise Devoe, of Yonkers, N. Y., b. 

, 1844; d. Oct. 14, 1867; m. (2) Dec. 2, 1870, 

Mary Caldwell. In 1897 lived at Chicago, 111.; 
2 children by 1st wife. 

Authorities: James Rogers and his Descendants, pp. 128, 203-4; The 
Gar diners of Narragansett, p. 118. 

157. George Griswold 6 Latimer, b. June 5, 1791, at Montville, 

Conn.; d. ; m. Nov. — , 1816, Lydia Tinker. He settled 

in Chesterfield, Conn. 

Children: 5 (Latimer), 2 sons and 3 daughters, all born at 
Montville, Conn., viz.: 

226. i. Elizabeth, 7 b. Sept. 27, 1817; d. ; m. Nov. 12, 

1846, Weare C. Little, a bookseller of Albany, 
N. Y. 

227. ii. James Monroe, 7 b. Sept. 28, 1819. 

228. iii. William T , 7 b. March 23, 1822. 

229. iv. Lydia, 7 b. Aug. 8, 1826. 

230. v. Jane, 7 b. Aug. 29, 1831. 

Authorities : H. M., p. 324 ; Hyde Genealogy, Vol. II, p. 953. 

158. Nicholas 8 Latimer, b. May 4, 1798; d. Oct. 7, 1865 ; m. Nov. 
12, 182 1, Joanna Tinker (sister of the wife of George Gris- 
wold 6 Latimer, his brother), b. , at ? d. ? at 

? 

Child: 1 (Latimer), son, viz.: 

231. i. George. 7 b. March 7, 1828; m. Amelia Cone 

(daughter of Erastus and Lucy B (Beebe) 

Cone) ; he was living in 1856 at Chesterfield, 
Conn., in the house built by his great-grand- 
father. Col. Jonathan Latimer, in 1745. 

Authorities: H. M., p. 324; H. G., Vol. II, p. 953. 



32 Titus Family Notes. fjan. 

198. Samuel 6 * (or Samuel B 6 ) Latimer, b. July 8, 1802; d. 

; m. (1) Abby Rogers (daughter of James and Eliza- 
beth (Howard) Rogers of Montville, Conn.), b. Nov. 8, 1802; 
d. Nov. 21, 1836; he m. (2) Nov. 2, 1840, Amy Smith 

(daughter of Peter Smith), b. Nov. 5, 1810; d. ? 

Children by first wife: 2 (Latimer), 1 son and 1 daughter, 
born at Montville, viz. : 

232. i. Daniel Rogers, 7 b. , 1825; d. Aug. 5, 1864; m. 

Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, 1848, by William 
Palmer, at the home of Mrs. Smith, in Norwich. 
Conn., to Mary M Lewis. 

233. ii. Almira Abby, 7 b. Dec. 3, 1828; m. May 16, 1847, 

Henry Delmore Bolles, b. March 8, 1824; 2 sons. 

Authorities: R. G., p. 117; H. M., pp. 122, 323; N. V. R., Vol. II, p. 904. 

Unlocated Latimers 
In New London : 

1. Mary Miller, daughter of Mary Lattimer, born April n, 
1767. 

In Montville: 

2. Walter Gold (sic) of Lyme, and Sally Latimer of Chester- 
field were m. Jan. 14, 1785. 



TITUS FAMILY NOTES. 



Editorial Comment bv John R. Totten. 

The article by Edmund D. Titus, which appeared in Vol. LI, 
pp. 74-82, inclusive of this publication, when laid before the editor 
for consideration, was recognized as containing much valuable in- 
formation, but at the same time it was evident that certain of the 
conclusions drawn by the author from the evidence submitted were 
decidedly forced and seemed to fall down under strict analysis. The 
author (an editor of one of the New York daily papers) was com- 
municated with on the subject of these faulty deductions, in the 
hope that he would recast the article and re-submit it in corrected 
form. To this suggestion he replied that, while he recognized the 
lack of harmony between his stated facts of record and his conclu- 
sions drawn therefrom, he was too busy to correct them. The article 
was edited on the basis of acceptance of the main facts as stated in 
the original manuscript and editorial attention was called to certain 
striking inconsistencies contained therein. It was deemed advisable 
to let the article go to press in the hope that in published form it 

* H. M., p. 323, states that he was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Chapel) 
Latimer and grand-son of Nathan and Jane (Lee) Latimer. R. G., p. 117, 
states that he was a son of Nathan and Jane (Lee) Latimer. From the date 
of his birth, it looks more probable that H. M., p. 323, is correct. 



1921.] Titus Family Notes. 33 

might create interest and thus bring about correspondence that 
would clear up the record of the five Abiel's Titus in a manner 
satisfactory to all concerned. 

In the note at the bottom of page 76, the date of marriage of 
Abiel Titus (widower) and Mary Scudder (widow) should read 
April 1, 1739 (not 1730 as printed); also on page 78, second line, 
the second marriage of Abiel 3 Titus should read April 1, 1739 (not 
— , 1738, as given in the original manuscript). On page 81, fifth 
line, it should read, . . . "was 26 years older than her hus- 
band." In the note at bottom of page 80, the phrase, "some 35 years 
after Abiel 2 Titus' marriage, etc., etc.," should read, "some 39 years 
after, etc." On page 80, in the list of children of Abiel 2 Titus (the 

first Abiel), the name of the child Jonathan 3 Titus, b. , 1690, 

should be inserted as the seventh child, between the children John 3 
and Philip. 3 

Our hope that this article by Edmund D. Titus, as published, 
would cause comment has proven correct, and we are in receipt of 
a most valuable letter of criticism of the article from Dr. John Hend- 
ley Barnhart, of the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx Park, 
New York City, in which all of the salient errors of statement and 
deduction on the part of the author are dealt with most logically. 
We acknowledge this letter with full appreciation of its excellent 
merit. 

Dr. Barnhart calls attention to the fact that our editorial com- 
ments on the original article (in so far as they were indulged in) 
are entirely destructive ; and he submits certain constructive com- 
ments which, taken in connection with our own comments, seem 
to throw valuable light upon the problem as to who were the chil- 
dren of Abiel 2 Titus (the first Abiel, Robert 1 ) by his wife Rebecca 
Scudder. 

He pertinently calls attention to the fact that Timothy 3 Titus, 
given by the author as the fifth child of Abiel 2 and Rebecca (Scud- 
der) Titus, and whose date of birth is not recorded, and who mar- 
ried December 14, 1727, Elizabeth Blatchley (see article, p. 80), in 
all probability was born about 1705 (in view of the given date of 
his marriage), and that, if so born, that he was born 33 years after 
his father's marriage to his mother, which is almost as improbable 
as the stated date of birth of Philip 3 Titus (assigned to the same 
parents) on June 26, 171 1 (39 years after the marriage of the stated 
parents of the said Philip 3 Titus). 

Dr. Barnhart suggests that if these two children were assigned 
to Abiel 3 Titus (the second Abiel, see p. 81), b. March 15, 1678, by 
his first wife (whose baptismal name and maiden surname are not 
given by the author), that it would be more in accordance with the 
probabilities of the case. He also calls attention to the author's 
statement on p. 82, in which he says that on 1 Feb., 1714, Abiel 2 
Titus (Robert 1 ), "the father, conveyed the homestead where Sam- 
uel Scudder now lives with one right in the old purchase to his 
youngest son Jonathan, who in 1750 conveyed the lot to John Ben- 
nett," which shows that in 1714 Abiel 2 Titus had no son younger 



•54 Titus Family Notes. [Jan- 

than his son Jonathan 3 Titus, which disposes finally of the author's 
assignment of Timothy 3 and Philip 3 Titus to the parentage of Abiel 2 
Titus and his wife Rebecca Scudder. 

Dr. Barnhart also suggests that the Mary Titus who d. June 25, 
1735, aged 52 (as per her gravestone record, see pp. 79 and 81), 
was not Mary (Smith) Titus, the first wife of Abiel 4 Titus (see p. 
81) ; but that she was the first wife of Abiel 3 Titus (whose bap- 
tismal name and maiden surname are not given in the original arti- 
cle). He bases this suggestion upon her age at death as recorded on 
her gravestone, 52 years, which would place the date of her birth 
in 1683, which makes her only 5 years younger than Abiel 3 Titus, 
and thus of suitable age to be his first wife, while if she is as- 
signed as the first wife of Abiel 4 Titus, her birth year would make 
her 26 years his senior, which is on the face of it improbable. More- 
over, he logically states that the hypothesis that she was the first 
wife of Abiel 3 Titus (dying as she is recorded as having died on 
June 25, 1735) is quite in harmony with the fact that Abiel 3 Titus 
married a second time on April 1, 1739, to the widow Mary Scud- 
der. He suggests that the only possible excuse for her being as- 
signed as the first wife of Abiel 4 Titus, would be on the hypothesis 
that the inscription on her gravestone has been improperly quoted in 
the original article, and that it really read "aged 32" instead of 
"aged 52." If such were the case (which is in direct contradiction 
of the original article) then she would have been born in 1703 and 
would be of suitable age to have been the first wife of Abiel 4 Titus. 

Again, Dr. Barnhart calls attention to the author's statement on 
p. yy, that Henry 3 Titus (who died in 1725) mentions Abiel 4 
Titus, eldest son of my brother Abiel 3 Titus, which would place the 
date of birth of Abiel 4 Titus prior to that of either Timothy 4 or 
Philip 4 Titus. This fact would also argue that the statement of the 
author that Abiel 4 Titus was born in 1709 is erroneous, and to estab- 
lish the fact that he was born earlier than that year, notwithstand- 
ing the gravestone record as given in the original article, p. 79. It 
is possible that the reading of this gravestone inscription is incor- 
rect, and that instead of reading "died May 3, 1759 in his $oth year," 
that it really reads "in his $6th year," the 6 having been incorrectly 
read for a cipher (as a not at all unlikely error of reading of an old 
stone). If such is the case, it would place the year of birth of 
Abiel 4 Titus as 1703, instead of 1709. as given in the original article, 
and be in harmony with the rest of the article. 

The Timothy 4 Titus mentioned in the original article (p. 76, lines 
7 and 8) is confused with Timothy 3 Titus (Abiel. 2 Robert 1 ), who 
was the Timothy mentioned in the will of Henry 3 Titus. Timothy 5 
Titus, bap. Nov. 4, 1739 (Abiel, 4 Abiel, 3 Abiel, 2 Robert 1 ), was not 
mentioned in the will of Henry 3 Titus who died in 1725. 

Again, the Silas 5 Titus (Abiel 4 ) is evidently given a wrong year 
date of birth, for (p. 82) in the will of Abiel 4 Titus, dated Jan. 3, 
1759, it is stated that he was on that date not yet 21 years old, hence 
he was born after 1738. 



192 1.] Titus Family Notes. ;c 

On p. 82 of the original article, 10th line from the bottom of the 
page, "Abiel 3 Titus had three sons and three daughters," should read 
"Abiel 4 Titus, etc., etc.," 

Bearing in mind the arguments set forth above by Dr. Barnhart, 
we would then reconstruct the line from Robert 1 Titus through the 
five Abiels as follows : 

1st Generation: Robert 1 Titus, b. , 1600; d. , before 1679. 

2nd Generation: Abiel 2 Titus (the first Abiel), b. , 1640; re- 
moved to Long Island in 1654; m. probably in 1672, Rebecca 
Scudder; he died in 1736. Children: 6 (Titus), 4 sons and 2 
daughters, viz. : 

i. Mary, 3 b. March 12, 1673-4. 

ii. Rebecca, 3 b. Oct. 21, 1676; m. Oct. 21, 1734, John Bennett 
[note that she was 58 years old at date of this marriage. — 
J. R. T., Editor.] 

iii. Abiel, 3 b. March 15, 1678 (see below). 

iv. Henry, 3 b. March 6, 1681 ; d. , in 1725, without issue 

m. Rachel Rugsley (or Pugsley). 
v. John, 3 b. April 9, 1684. 
vi. Jonathan, 3 b. , 1690 (the youngest son). 

3rd Generation: Abiel 3 Titus (the second Abiel), b. March 15, 
1678; d. (after April 1, 1739, the date of his second mar- 
riage) ; m. (1) (prior to 1703, the calculated birth year of 

his eldest son Abiel 4 Titus) to Mary ? (whose maiden sur- 
name is not a matter of record), b. , 1683 (according to her 

age at death) ; d. June 25, 1735, aged 52 years (according to her 

gravestone record) ; he m,. (2) April 1, 1739, Mary ( ) 

Scudder, a widow, who was b. ? d. ? 

Children: 3 (Titus), sons, and perhaps others, viz.: 

i. Abiel, 4 b. , 1703 (called by his uncle Henry 3 Titus in 

his will "eldest son of my brother Abiel") ; d. May 3, 1759, 
in his 56th year (incorrectly stated as $oth year in the orig- 
inal article) ; m. (1) Mary Smith; m. (2) Elizabeth Wood; 
m. (3) Ireny or Joanna Satterly (see below). 

ii. Timothy, 4 b. , 1705, about (he was younger than Abiel 4 

and was m. in 1727) ; d. ? m. Dec. 14, 1727, Elizabeth 

Blatchley. 

iii. Philip, 4 b. June 26, 171 1; d. , 1750 (will dated March 

17, 1750; proved April 2, 1750) ; m. Sept. 12, 1736, Charity 
Conklin, b. April 8, 1715 ; d. Nov. 2, 1794, a widow, aged 89. 

4th Generation: Abiel 4 Titus (the third Abiel), b. , 1703; d. 

May 3, 1759; m. (1) June 5, 1727, Mary Smith (daughter of 

Samuel Smith), b. ; d. (prior to March 3, 1736, the 

date of his second marriage) ; he m. (2) March 3, 1736, to Eliza- 
beth Wood, b. ? d. Feb. 10, 1750-1; he m. (3) March 15, 



2 6 Titus Family Notes. [Jan. 

1753 "Ireny" (per will) or Joanna Satterly (as per marriage 

records), b. ? d. ? (subsequent to Jan. 3, 1759, the date 

of her husband's will which was proved May 10, 1759, in which 

will she is mentioned as "Ireny." 

Children: 10 (Titus), 6 sons and 4 daughters, viz.: 

By first marriage, 5; 2 sons and 3 daughters, viz.: (see pp. 76, 
81): 

i. Ann, 5 b. March 22, 1728; d. , 1806, aged 78; m. Stephen 

Ketcham. 
ii. Ruth, 5 b. Jan. 28, 1730; d. , 1803, aged yy, m. William 

Gould, 
iii. Mary, 5 b. ; bap. May 27, 1730; d. ; m. Ezekiel 

Conklin. 
iv. Abiel, 5 1st, b. June 30, 1732; bap. Aug. 6, 1732; d. ? 

prior to , 1755, the year of birth of Abiel 5 2nd. 

v. Silas, 6 1st, b. , 1734; d. young. 

By second marriage, 3 sons and 1 daughter, viz. : 

vi. Timothy, 5 b. ? bap. Nov. 4, 1739; d. , young, not 

mentioned in his father's will, 
vii. Silas, 5 2nd, b. ? bap. Sept. 24, 1741 ; d. ? men- 
tioned in his father's will. 

viii. Phebe, 5 b. ? bap. Nov. 20, 1743; d. ? mentioned in 

her father's will. 

ix. Benjamin, 5 b. ? bap. Jan. 12, 1746; d. ? mentioned 

in his father's will. 

By third marriage, 1 son, viz. : 

x. Abiel, 5 2nd, b. , 1755 ; d. , 1760, aged 5 years, as 

per gravestone record (see p. 79). 

Dr. Barnhart also calls attention to the fact that no evidence is 
offered to establish the identity of "Ireny," the 3rd wife of Abiel 4 
Titus mentioned in his will and the Joanna Satterly who married 
Abiel 4 Titus on March 15, 1753. The names Irene (or Ireny) and 
Joanna are certainly not in any way similar and the confusion of 
these two names Ireny and Joanna should be based upon some bet- 
ter foundation than a mere arbitrary statement that they were one 
and the same person. The baptismal name of Abiel 4 Titus' wife 
mentioned in his will was certainly "Ireny," and the marriage rec- 
ord of March 15, 1753, of Abiel Titus and Joanna Satterly seems 
authentic ; but why the use of the two names Ireny and Joanna, un- 
less possibly the wife bore both of these names. Abiel 2 Titus is 
said to have died in 1736, so this Joanna Satterly could not have 

been his second wife. Abiel 3 Titus, we argue, m. (1) Mary ? 

m. (2) the widow Mary ( ) Scudder. Could this, the second 

wife of Abiel 3 Titus have died early enough for Abiel 3 Titus to have 
married a third time on March 15, 1753. to Joanna Satterly? 

We thank Dr. Barnhart for this careful and excellent criticism 
of Edmund D. Titus' original article. 



I921.J The Waring Surname, A Restoration. \"j 

THE WARING SURNAME, A RESTORATION. 



Contributed by Clarence Ettienne Leonard. 



Miss Janet Waring, of Yonkers, N. Y., as a result of the re- 
searches of the writer, has recently established a permanent me- 
morial in honor of her ancestor, Edmond Waring, of Long Island, 
N. Y., and Norwalk, Conn. Edmond Waring was a son of the 
original Founder, Richard Waring, who settled at Brookhaven (Se- 
tauket), Long Island, where Richard Waring is on record as a 
juror on Dec. 8, 1663, and Thompson' s History of Long Island 
(Spooner Edition) claims that he was there early in 1657. 

While there is no question but that the original spelling of his 
name was Waring, and sometimes Wareing, later branches of the 
family, subsequent to the War of the Revolution, adopted Warren 
as the spelling of their own particular family surname impelled 
thereto partly through the personal popularity of General Joseph 
Warren, of Bunker Hill fame, with whom many erroneously be- 
lieved that they were related, and partly because of the habit of 
soldier clerks of militia companies during the Revolution, of record- 
ing the names without the final letter (g) whereby those names be- 
came upon the records at Washington and elsewhere, variously 
spelled as Waring, Wareing, Warring, Warin, Warein, Warrin, and 
finally Warren, in compliance with the spelling of the names of the 
many Warren families of New England, with which families, how- 
ever, there was little connection, and no blood relationship whatever 
outside of Great Britain. 

That the various ancestors of Robert and Richard Waring, of 
Herefordshire and Lancashire, England, had no connection with the 
numerous families of Warren and Warrenne, is now undisputed by 
genealogists. 

Barber's Derivations and Meaning of English Names gives the 
original name as Vaeringi; "the name of the Warings or northern 
warriors who served as body guards to the Byzantine Emperors." 

The Varangian Guard was composed of this Scandinavian tribe, 
but was afterwards recruited from Northern Europe and England, 
where members of the Waring name settled as early as 500 A. D. 

Likewise, the name of Warrington comes from the Warings of 
Waring Town. 

On the other hand, the meaning of the family name of most of 
the Warren families is derived from the rabbit hutch, or warren, 
which is entirely different from that of the warriors of the Waring 
tribe. 

Much confusion of the names of both of these different families 
of Waring and Warren, has occurred both in Great Britain and 
America, but an exhaustive probing into the records of the past, 



38 The Waring Surname, A Restoration. [Jan. 

conclusively reveals the absolute lack of identity of the families 
bearing these two names. 

Fairbairn's Crests gives that of the English Warings as a Boar's 
Head, gules (red). 

Be that as it may, there is no question but that the Founder of 
this particular family, Richard Waring, of Long Island, never used 
a different patronymic, and a careful examination of the early rec- 
ords and deeds at Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut, reveals the 
almost invariable use of the final and distinguishing letter (g). 

That that branch of the descendants of Edmond Waring, of Nor- 
walk, Connecticut, through the son of Eliakim Waring, who, with 
two brothers and their families, sailed from Norwalk in 1798, 
through the Sound for the Hudson, and thence to Troy, New York, 
had the undoubted right if they so desired, to spell their family 
names Warren from that time forward, is undisputed by the writer. 

Many families at that period, changed the original spelling of 
their family names, to conform with the usages of the new localities 
in which they settled ; and in that vicinity and the neighboring fron- 
tiers of Vermont and Massachusetts, the name of Warren was pre- 
dominant, while that of Waring was absolutely unknown. 

Friendly criticism may be justified, however, of those mem- 
bers of the Troy family, who, believing that they were really War- 
rens and not Warings, substituted in 1862, for the original grave- 
stone erected before 1765, to the memory of Elizabeth Waring, wife 
of Edmond Waring (and plainly spelled Waring), another stone 
with the name changed to Warren, with the inscription "copied from 
the original gravestone in 1862." The original stone was then placed 
in a corner of the graveyard on the ground, from which obscure 
spot covered with the mold of years, but still in better preservation 
than the later stones, it has been recently resurrected and placed at 
the foot of the grave of Elizabeth Bouton Waring. 

At the same date in 1862, the stone then standing at the head of 
the grave of Edmond Waring, which stone bore the later spelling 
Warrin, was taken down and placed on the ground in the corner of 
the cemetery with the stone of his wife, and a new stone erected at 
the head of his grave bearing the spelling Warren and the same in- 
scription, "copied from the original gravestone in 1862." 

The original stone erected by the sons of Edmond and Eliza- 
beth Waring to the memory of their mother, before the settlement 
of the latter's estate in 1765, is of slate; while that removed from 
the grave of Edmond Waring in 1862, is of red sandstone, re- 
sembling those stones erected about 1793, to the memories of Nathan 
Waring, Senior and Junior, who are the only other members of the 
Waring family buried in this original lot with their wives ; and, in 
both of these instances, their names of the third and fourth genera- 
tion, are spelled Waring. This fact leads to the conclusion that 
there may have been erected to the memory of Edmond Waring, a 
companion stone to that of his wife, of slate, which had been de- 
stroved before 1800. 



i<? 21 -] The Waring Surname, A Restoration, 30 

These Waring gravestones are situated in the burying ground 
on Rowayton Avenue, in Rowayton, Connecticut, within the bounds 
of ancient Norwalk, east of the Five Mile River which separates 
Rowayton from Darien, then in the limits of Stamford. 

It was the First Congregational Church of Middlesex (Darien), 
Connecticut, which was applied for in 1736 and organized in 1744 
by the Warings and others, which used this old cemetery on the east, 
or Norwalk side of Five Mile River, and in it were buried the Reeds, 
Tuttles and other Waring relatives. 

The use of a larger and later cemetery nearby, called the Union 
Cemetery, resulted in the overgrowth of the old cemetery with trees 
and bushes until many stones were hidden and unrecognizable. 

With the recent clearing away of this overgrowth, many stones 
were rescued from beneath the earth, and among these the two War- 
ing stones discarded in 1862, were dug up from the six inches of 
covering ground, and erected at the foot of the Waring graves, while 
they justly belonged at the head of those graves from which they 
had been removed. 

The previous arrangement of stones at the head by the Troy 
Warrens in 1862, has not been disturbed, and the four stones remain 
at the four ends of the two graves, to interest and puzzle those in 
the future who may not be familiar with the facts. 

That there may be no question as to the rightful spelling of the 
name, and to perpetuate the memories of Edmond and Elizabeth 
Bouton Waring, their descendant in the seventh generation, Jane 
Waring has now erected in the center of the graves between the 
four gravestones, which remain undisturbed, an octagonal stone of 
two feet in diameter and twenty inches high, established on a deep 
concrete foundation, and placed horizontally upon this stone, is a 
bronze tablet two feet in length, with a breadth of one foot, reading 
as follows : 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

EDMOND WARING 

BORN 1674— DIED AUGUST 5th 1749 

AND OF HIS WIFE 

ELIZABETH BOUTON 

BORN 1681— DIED NOVEMBER 7th 1760 



ERECTED 1920 BY THEIR DESCENDANT 
JANET WARING OF YONKERS, NEW YORK 

The inscription upon the oldest gravestone reads: 

Here lyes Ye Body of 

Mrs Elizabeth Waring 

Wife of Mr Edmond 

Waring Who Died 

Novr 7 1760 in ye 

80th Year of her Age 



AO The Deering or Dering Fami/y of Boston, Massachusetts, [Jan. 

It is a fact of historical and sentimental interest, that the writer 
was fortunately able to discover among the ruins of the old Waring 
homestead, near the cemetery, this octagonal block of hard stone, 
of a dark red color, which forms the column supporting the bronze 
memorial tablet. 

Whether this red stone, weighing nearly a half ton, was imported 
from England early in the Eighteenth Century, to support the elabo- 
rate "sun dial" which was then a necessity, or for what other pur- 
pose, is unknown to the writer, but the fact remains that it bore an 
important part in the house in which the Warings lived, and per- 
forms a like part in now perpetuating their memory in permanent 
form. 



THE DEERING OR DERING FAMILY OF BOSTON, 

MASSACHUSETTS, AND SHELTER ISLAND, 

NEW YORK. 



Contributed by Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, M. A., D. C. L 



A family of conspicuous social importance in Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, before the Revolutionary War was that of Henry Deering 
or Dering, a merchant, born in England, who, like the founders of 
so many colonial families, began life humbly in America, but before 
his death became notably influential and rich. In later generations, 
his descendants in the Dering name appear chiefly or only in the 
State of New York, while descendants in the female lines are found 
in certain provinces of the Canadian Dominion. 

1. Henry 1 Deering or Dering, came to New England some time 
before April, 1664, for in that month he was licensed to sell 
"strong waters" in Salisbury, Massachusetts.*(i) From Salis- 
bury he soon went to Hampton, New Hampshire, for, says 
Dow's History of Hampton, "Goodman Tuck continued to keep 
the ordinary [at Hampton] till his death, which occurred in the 
autumn of 1664, when it was found difficult for his family to 
go on with the business. . . . The house and land were 
soon after leased to Mr. Henry Deering, of Salisbury. On 
motion of Mr. John Sanborn, made in town-meeting about a 
year after Tuck's death, the town admitted Mr. Deering as an 
inhabitant, and voted their approval of him as a suitable person 
to keep the ordinary. By request of the town, the Court had 
several months before licensed Mr. Deering 'to sell wine and 
strong waters by retaile.' His license was renewed for each 

* Reference and Explanatory Notes will be found printed at the termina- 
tion of the article. 



192 1.] and Shelter Island, New York. 4 1 

of the two following years ; but, about six months after the 
second renewal, he was invited by the selectmen of Portsmouth 
to keep the ordinary for that town. The Court approved and 
granted him a license. This seems to indicate that he was 
held in good repute." (2) 
On May 19, 1669, the Massachusetts Colony records inform us, 
Henry Deering was admitted freeman, and probably about 1676 or 
1677 he removed to Boston, in the records of which town we find 
fourteen mentions of him before 1701. The first of these men- 
tions is of March 10, 1677-8, at which date he was appointed Con- 
stable, but refused to serve. For his refusal he was fined ten 
pounds. On Nov. 11, 1678, he took the oath of allegiance in Bos- 
ton. In 1679 ne was one °f a committee chosen to oversee the plac- 
ing of seats in the meeting-house of the First Church. In 1680, he 
was a member of Capt. Davis's Military Company, and in 1684, of 
Capt. Hutchinson's Company. In 1684-5, he was a clerk of the 
market; in 1692-3 and 1694-5, he was "prizer of grane;" on April 
22, 1695, and March 9, 1695-6, he was moderator of the town meet- 
ing, and for thirteen years, in all, he was an overseer of the 
poor. (3) In Boston, inn-keeping was no longer his business; he 
was a shop-keeper or merchant, and was soon prosperous as such. 
He was an important member of the First Church, and was a mem- 
ber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. To this lat- 
ter conspicuous organization he was admitted in 1682, and besides 
serving as its clerk in 1683, 1684 and 1691, he was Sergeant in 1685, 
Ensign in 1693, and Lieutenant in 1696.(4) On the records of the 
First Church, he appears as having been admitted to communion in 
1687. In 1703, the selectmen appointed him master of the engine 
company, and in March, 1709-10, he was moderator of the town- 
meeting. Descendants of Mr. Deering say he died Aug. 4, 1717, but 
a record of deaths in the Boston City Hall, compiled from sexton's 
records, says he died Nov. 18, 1717.(5) Hutchinson, recording the 
unusual mortality among old people in 1717, says, that in that year 
Henry Dering and his wife died, both being buried in one grave. (6) 
On June 8, 1664, Henry Deering married the first time, at Salis- 
bury, Mrs. Ann Benning, widow of Ralph Benning, her first hus- 
band having died Nov. 14, 1663. By Ralph Benning, Ann had at 
least one child, a boy, Ralph Benning, Jr., who was born June 24, 
1661. The exact date of death of Henry Deering's first wife is not 
known, but on Nov. 15, 1676, Henry Deering married a second time, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Atkinson, born Aug. 29, 1646, who was a daughter 
of Edward Mitchelson, of Cambridge, Mass., Marshal-General of 
the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, by his wife Ruth (Bushnell) (7) 
Mitchelson, and widow of the second Theodore Atkinson, who died 
in May, 1676.(8) Henry Deering's dwelling house and probably 
his shop were on the north corner of Court and Washington Streets, 
Boston, on the site of the present [1920] "Ames Building;" his son, 
Henry, Jr., also afterwards living in the same house. In the settle- 
ment of his estate, his property is shown to have been very con- 
siderable, including a brick house fronting on Queen Street, pasture 



42 The Deering or Dering Family of Boston, Massachusetts, [Jan. 

land in Atkinson's Lane, a dwelling house occupied by Samuel 
Tyler, innholder, on the westerly side of Merchant's Row, and in- 
terest in two rows of warehouses on the easterly side of Merchant's 
Row, and in a wharf. Administration on his estate was granted his 
son, Henry, Jr., Dec. 9, 1717. In the agreement of the heirs in the 
settlement, 3rd (or 4th) of April, 1719, the administrator is called 
"only son," and Elizabeth Welsteed and Mary "Dering" are called 
"the two only daughters" of the deceased. (9) Hoyt, in his Old 
Families of Salisbury and Amesbury (Vol. II, p. 756), says that 
Mr. William Hooke, of Boston, was attorney for Henry Deering, 
of Boston, merchant, 1687-8. 

The native place of Henry Deering was probably Corscombe, 
near Beaminster, Dorsetshire, England, where lived Thomas Hol- 
lis, an early benefactor of Harvard College, of whom Sir Frederick 
Treves, Bart., in his Highways and Byways in Dorset, speaks as fol- 
lows : "At Corscombe lived the eccentric patriot Thomas Hollis, 
who called himself a 'true Whig,' while his friends dubbed him a 
republican. He lived at Corscombe in absolute seclusion. "(10) 
Between Henry Deering and George Dearing, founder of the well 
known Deering family of Maine, we know of no relationship, 
though there may have been some. George Dearing came from 
Devon, England, and settled at Black Point, Scarborough, Maine. 
In 1671, his eldest son, Roger, was registered as residing on the west 
side of the Kennebec, and it is worthy of notice that Henry Deer- 
ing was at the same time registered there.(n) It is also a fact 
that on Jan. 15, 1698-9, Henry "Dering," trader, of Boston, for the 
sum of one pound sterling, took a mortgage deed from Roger Dear- 
ing, of the latter's house and land at Kittery.(i2) 

Children of Henry 1 Deering by his first wife Ann ( ) Ben- 

ning: 

2. i. Ann 2 Dering (or Deering), b. May 31, 1667; m. Nathaniel 
Crynes, of Boston, apothecary ; she died of small-pox, 
Dec. 14, 1686. Her birth is recorded in Hoyt's Old Fami- 
lies, etc., Vol. I, p. 131, and in Dow's History of Hampton, 
Vol. II, p. 673. Under date of Dec. 14, 1686, Chief Jus- 
tice Sewall says : "This day Mrs. Crines, Mr. Dering's 
Daughter, dies of Small Pocks" (Diary, Vol. I, p. 159). 
On July 12, 1682, Nathaniel Crynes, apothecary, appears 
as a witness to a deed given by John Satterly and his wife 
Phoebe to Isaac Waldron, physician, Suffolk Deeds, book 

12, p. 383. On Jan. 1, 1685, Crynes assigns all his prop- 
erty to Henry Deering for the benefit of his creditors, of 
whom Deering was one, Suffolk Deeds, Book 13, pp. 412- 

13. With others, Crynes was admitted to the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company in 1685-6, History of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery, Vol. I, pp. 274-5. 

Children of Henry 1 Deering by his second wife Elizabeth 
(Mitchelson) Atkinson: 



I9 2I and Shelter Island, New York. a\ 

3. ii. Elizabeth, 2 b. July 18, 1677, where bap. we do not know, 

but possibly in the First Church. She must have d. soon 
after. 

4. iii. Elizabeth 2 (second), b. Jan. 5, 1679; bap. First Church, 

Boston, January — , 1679; admitted to communion in the 
First Church, February 25, 1710-n ; m. June 16, 1709, at 
Boston, Mass., by Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth, as his sec- 
ond wife, to William Welsteed(i3) (son of William 1 
and Mehitable (Cory) Welsteed, of Charlestown, Mass.), 
b. Aug. 27, 1666; bap. 30 (2), 1671, at Charlestown, 

Mass.; d. (administration on his estate granted his 

widow and his son by his first marriage, Rev. William 3 
Welsteed at Boston, on Aug. 18, 1729, see Suffolk Pro- 
bate Records). He was a merchant and also Naval Of- 
ficer of the Port of Boston. His first wife, whom he mar- 
ried May 24, 1694, and who was bapt. 3 (4), 1677, at 
Charlestown, Mass., and who d. — — (prior to June 16, 
1709, date of his second marriage), was Katherine Long, 
who was a daughter of John 2 and his second wife Mary 
(Winslow) Long, of Charlestown, Mass. William 2 Wel- 
steed had by his first wife, Katharine Long, 7 children, 
amongst whom were Rev. William 3 Welsteed,(i4) who 

was b. , 1696; bap. June 26, 1696, in First Church, 

Boston, graduated at Harvard College in 1716, served as 
tutor at Harvard for several years beginning 1720, was 
ordained pastor of the New Brick, Church, Boston, March 
27, 1728, as successor to Rev. William Waldron, and m. 
Jan. 16, 1728, at Boston, Mass., by Rev. Joshua Gee, 
Sarah Hutchinson, sister of Governor Hutchinson. Rev. 
William 3 Welsteed d. April 29, 1753, at Boston, "in the 
57th year of his age and the 26th of his ministry." His 
colleague in the pastorate of the New Brick Church from 
Sept. 27, 1738, until Jan. 7, 1753, was Rev. Ellis Gray, who 
graduated at Harvard College in 1734. William 2 Welsteed 
by his second wife Elizabeth 2 Deering had one son, Henry 3 
Welsteed, (15) b. April 3, 171 1, who m. July 24, 1739, 
Deborah Read, the ceremony being performed by his half- 
brother, Rev. William 3 Welsteed. 

5. iv. Mary, 2 b. May 18, 1682; m. April 28, 1720, at Boston, by 

Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth, William Wilson, and by him 
she had a daughter Mary 3 Wilson, b. Sept. 5, 1722. 

6. v. Martha, 2 b. May 18, 1682 (twin) ; d. young. 
+7. vi. Henry, 2 b. Oct. 6, 1684. 

Henry 1 Deering's children by his second wife, with the excep- 
tion of the first child (3. Elizabeth, 2 b. Jan. 5. 1679), are au * re ~ 
corded as having been baptized in the First Church, but the dates 
on the Church register are in some instances incomplete. 



44 The Deering or Bering Family of Boston, Massachusetts, [Jan. 

7. Henry 2 Deering, only son and youngest child of Henry 1 
Deering by his second wife Elizabeth (Mitchelson) Atkinson, 
was b. in Boston, Oct. 6, 1684, and bap. in the parish of the 
First Church, Oct. — , 1684. He married, undoubtedly in 
Portsmouth, N. H., Elizabeth Packer, daughter of Colonel 
Thomas Packer, M.D., an Englishman (who became Judge 
of Probate and Councillor in New Hampshire in 1719, and died 
in 1728) and his wife Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Hall and 
niece of Major Richard Waldron of Dover. (16) Like his 
father, Henry- Deering was a man of much importance in 
Boston. In his list of his own acquaintances in Boston, Daniel 
Henshaw (who removed from Boston to Leicester, Mass., in 
1748, and died in Leicester), mentions "Henry Dearing," whom 
he called "a noted shop-keeper of many Years Standing — a 
gentleman famous for 'Liberty and Property' — it may be, too 
much against ye Prerogative." (17) From 1724 to 1726, Deer- 
ing was a selectman. On May 12, 1726, he and five others, who 
had been appointed referees in some matter of dispute regard- 
ing the improvement of a tomb in Roxbury, rendered a report. 
On Sept. 13, 1728, the General Court passed an act giving Col. 
Daniel Henchman, Gillam Phillips, Benjamin Fanneuil, Thomas 
Hancock and Henry Deering the exclusive right to manufac- 
ture paper for ten years. (18) The mill, the first in the coun- 
try it is said, was at Milton, Mass. On Aug. 30, 1742, Deering 
was granted liberty by the town to set up posts at his door in 
Queen Street. In Boston Town Records he is referred to alto- 
gether nine times. His will was made Aug. 10, 1748, and 
proved Oct. 30, 1750, his son Thomas being appointed executor, 
witnesses being Daniel Greenleaf , Jacob Hurd and Ezekiel Gold- 
thwaite. To his son Henry, 3 "as a token of my regard, that he 
bears my name," he leaves £25, and over and above that, one- 
seventh of his estate. To his son Thomas he leaves two- 
sevenths of his whole estate, and to his daughters, Elizabeth 
Wentworth, Mary Gooch, Ann Monk and Sarah Deering, one- 
seventh each. In the distribution, for which warrant was given 
Feb. 12. 1762. and which was accomplished March 12, 1762, 
Thomas received a house and land in Queen Street, and Henry 
a house and land in Church Square, occupied by William 
Sheaffe, Esq. In the distribution, Ann is described as "Ann 
Monk, the wife of James Monk of Halifax [Nova Scotia], 
Esq.." and Sarah as "Sarah Thomas, the wife of Nathaniel 
Ray Thomas, Esq." 
Henry 2 Deering died Oct. 20, 1750(19) ; how much earlier Mrs. 
Deering died we have not been able to discover. (20) 

Children of Henry 2 and Elizabeth (Packer) Deering: 
8. i. Henry, 3 b. Nov. 22, 1713 ; bap. the same day; d, un- 
doubtedly soon. 
+9. ii. Elizabeth, 3 b. Nov. 20, 1715; bap. the same day; m. Sam- 
uel Wentworth. 



192 1,] *»<* Shelter Island, New York. 

+I o. m. m s b . Feb . 7 , I7I7; bap Feb 9 _ „ i7i7i8;>> m ^ 

+ "' "■ SyS; b - May l6 ' V** ba P- May 22> t 72 o; m . Mary 

+ ' 3 " "'^Mo^ 6 ' I724(2I); ^ — "-eafter; m . 
14- vii. Mitchelson, 3 b. Mav 21 i„s. k,„ -m 

doubtedly d. soon 7 ' P ' May ^ X 7 26 J un " 

' 5 - "" d!^n. b - ° Ct - 28 ' "*' ba P- N -. 3, i 7 .8; undoubtedly 
16. i*. Abi^i!/ bap. May 24, . 73 o; undoubtedly d. soon. 

in?) WentwnS k 7? Lieut. Gov, John and Sarah (Hunk- 

chants of BostoXh" petit toned tSl f' fi '* P rin <?S»l mer- 
iq t?^ u petitioned the General Court Decemher 

S» £ m^y W y Sr a s Tk fech rSt J* ?\ New Brick " 
ton parish of whTS church he w a < f ' the Cons P icuou ^ Bos- 
in which church his r^ll u for / ome tlm ^ a warden, and 

r^H fir t ? ^ ge BrmIey ' and Frances > L ^y Wentworth mlr' 

abroad Mr % i ™? Charl °tte, with permission to live 

St/ ^ Wentworth died in London April 6 



46 The Deering or Dering Family of Boston, Massachusetts, [Jan. 

10. Mary 3 Deering, second daughter of Henry 2 and Elizabeth 
(Packer) Deering, was b. Feb. 7, 1717, and married by Rev. 
William Welsteed, Oct. 19, 1736, to John Gooch, who was 
probably a son of James Gooch, (23) a merchant of Boston, 
who made his will Oct. 31, 1732 (proved June 5, 1738), leaving 
children: James, the eldest, John, sole executor; Joseph, who 
died in Milton; Elizabeth Hubbart. On June 10, 1795, Rev. 
Benjamin Gerrish Gray of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and Mary, 
his wife, in presence of Nathaniel Thomas and Sarah D. 
Thomas, signed in Windsor a deed conveying to James Tysdale, 
of Boston, the Golden Ball tavern in Boston, and land belonging 
thereto, this property having previously belonged to "Mary 
Gooch, late of Marshfield, in New England, deceased," of whom 
Mary Gray, wife of Benjamin Gerrish Gray, was heiress. The 
deed was signed before Richard Cunningham, Justice of the 
Peace, William Haliburton, notary and tabellion, certifying 
that Richard Cunningham was a justice. (24) It is not known 
that Mrs. John Gooch ever had children. 

11. Thomas 3 "Dering," second son of Henry 2 and Elizabeth 
(Packer) Deering, was b. May 16, 1720, and until 1760 or 
thereabouts lived in Boston, his native town. He married at 
Newport, R. I. (by Rev. Ezra Stiles), March 9, 1756, Mary 
Sylvester, daughter of Brinley and Mary (Burroughs) Sylves- 
ter, of Shelter Island, N. Y., who was born in 1724, and died 
Aug. 19, 1794.(25) He died Sept. 26, 1785, and was buried in 
a private burying-ground in the rear of the Shelter Island Pres- 
byterian Church. At their father Henry's death in 1750, 
Thomas 3 "Dering" and his brother Henry 3 Deering, were the 
only surviving sons of the family: Thomas, 3 as we have seen, 
was his father's executor. (26) For a time these two brothers 
continued their late father's business, but in 1760, Thomas 3 re- 
moved permanently to the Sylvester estate on Shelter Island, 
his wife having inherited the property on the death of her 
father. In the occupancy of this estate and the mansion house 
it contained, Mr. Dering henceforth lived the life of a gentleman 
farmer, owning slaves and carrying on the Sylvester traditions. 
On May 11, 1765, at Southold, Long Island, he gave a deed "of 
a dwelling house with a brick front and side, said front front- 
ing easterly and said side front northerly, with the land belong- 
ing, situate in Boston," etc., etc., which was part of the estate 
of Henry Deering, Esq., deceased. In early life, Dec. 31, 1738, 
he was admitted to communion in the New Brick Church, Bos- 
ton ; and on Shelter Island he was until his death, one of the 
most important members of the Presbyterian Church. In Bos- 
ton, in 1753, "he made the general walk or visitation of the 
town," though he does not appear to have held any other official 
position. In 1758, he was admitted a member of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company. In Shelter Island he was 
conspicuous in all public affairs, and his and his family's social 



1921.] and Shelter Island, New York. 4.7 

pre-eminence were fully recognized. In the Revolution, he was 
a member of the Provincial Convention of New York, that 
unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence. From 
Sept., 17^6 to 1783, while the British were in possession of Long 
Island, he and his family lived at Middletown, Connecticut. 
When he returned to Shelter Island, he found that the Royal 
troops had seriously injured his estate. 

Children of Thomas 3 and Mary (Sylvester) Dering: 

19. i. Henry Sylvester, 4 b. April 21, 1757; d. Jan. 28, 1758. 

20. ii. Sylvester, 4 b. Nov. 27, 1758. He, General Sylvester Der- 

ing, m. Dec. 6, 1787, Esther Sarah Havens (daughter of 
Nicoll Havens) and had sons, Nicholas Havens 5 Dering, 
born Jan. 1, 1794, and Dr. Michael H. Dering, of Utica, 
N. Y. Nicholas Havens 5 Dering lived in New York City, 
at Rome, N. Y., and at Utica, N. Y., dying at the last 
place Dec. 19, 1867. For General Sylvester 4 Dering, see 
Necrology of Yale College Graduates for 1813. See also 
Biographical Sketches of Yale University, Vol. VI, pp. 
546-7. Also see the New York State Medical Society's 
Transactions for 1868, pp. 307-10; and also the New Eng- 
land Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. V, p. 414, and Vol. XXIII, 
p. 90. 

21. iii. Elizabeth, 4 bap. April 27, 1760 (in the New Brick Church, 

Boston); she must have d. young. 

22. iv. Elizabeth, 4 2nd, b. April 21, 1762; m. Jan. 27, 1784, Dr. 

Nathaniel Gardiner. 

23. v. Henry Packer, 4 b. July 3, 1763 ; m. Dec. 27, 1793, Anna 

Fosdick.(27) 

13. Ann 3 Deering, third daughter of Henry 2 and Elizabeth 
(Packer) Deering, was b. Oct. 6, 1724, and was married by Rev. 
William Welsteed, Jan. 20, 1740, to James Monk,(28) of Bos- 
ton, probably an Englishman, and probably educated for the 
law. At what time Monk came to Boston we do not know, but 
he must have been there some time before 1736, for Sept. 15 
of that year a sheriff's writ was issued against him as "mer- 
chant" on behalf of Frederick Hamilton, tallow chandler, or- 
dering the attachment of property of Monk's to the value of 
£30. Judgment had been given against Monk, however, only 
for the sum of £20.19.8. In pursuance of this order of Court 
the sheriff attached a handkerchief of Monk's, which was 
"shown by the defendant to be his estate and delivered the lat- 
ter a summons at the same time." Later, the amount of the 
judgment was paid in full. By Boston Deeds we see that, Jan. 
31, 1739, Peter Cade, of Boston, merchant, and his wife Eliza- 
beth, gave a deed to Samuel Wentworth and James Monk, 
"both of Boston, aforesaid, merchants." The Boston Town 
Records show that in 1740 and 1743, James Monk was a con- 



48 The Deering or Dering Family of Boston, Massachusetts, Un- 

stable, and Drake says that in the latter year he had a ware- 
house on the Town Dock. (29) On Nov. 5, 1745, execution on 
the trustees of James Monk, shop-keeper, was ordered, to 
satisfy several creditors. On Sept. 29, 1746, a similar writ was 
issued, the trustees in the meantime, however, having been 
changed. On July 25, 1746, Monk was a creditor to the estate 
of Benjamin Gerrish, insolvent, to the amount of £500. 

In a letter from William Shirley to Sir William Pepperrell, 
dated Boston, June 22, 1745, Shirley says: "I must recommend to 
your favour and protection Mr. Monk, Mr. Dering's son-in-law, 
who carries an Aide du Camp's commission in his pocket." (30) 
This commission as aide-de-camp to Pepperrell was given Monk 
June 10, 1745.(31) Whether Monk remained at Louisburg after 
the siege or not, we do not know ; but, as soon as Halifax was 
founded, he appears in that town. One of the earliest grants there 
was given him, Nov. 13, 1749.(32) In 1752, he and his fellow- 
Bostonian, Charles Morris, were appointed judges of the Inferior 
Court of Common Pleas ; but on March 10, 1760, Governor Law- 
rence informed the Council that a complaint had been made to him 
by the justices of the Inferior Court against Mr. Monk, one of their 
number, for neglect of attendance, etc. ; that Monk had told him that 
if he was removed from office he would print the affair, and that a 
thousand pounds would be subscribed to enable him to appeal to 
the King in Council. The Council held Monk guilty of high indig- 
nity and contempt, and referred to some alleged ill-conduct of his 
in 1753, and advised his removal from his offices of Judge of the 
Inferior Court and Justice of the Peace. Whether Monk was re- 
moved from his judgeship we do not know; but, in spite of the cen- 
sure of him by the Council, in July of the same year, he was ap- 
pointed Solicitor-General of Nova Scotia. In Council, Feb. 27, 
1762, was read "a memorial of James Monk, Esq., his Majesty's 
Solicitor in this Province," which showed that the memorialist had 
been appointed to this office by the Governor in July, 1760. In his 
petition, Mr. Monk asked for some compensation for his services as 
Solicitor General, and the Council were of the opinion that he "had 
merited some recompense and ought to have it." (33) The office of 
Solicitor-General, Mr. Monk held until his death, which undoubt- 
edly occurred in 1768. 

In June, 1768. James Monk, Jr., of Halifax, was sworn adminis- 
trator of his father's estate, letters of administration having been 
granted him on June 13 of that year "on the estate and effects of 
James Monk, Esq., late of Halifax, deceased (the widow of the said 
deceased having relinquished her right of administration)." In 
the Halifax Gazette, in July and August, 1768, the younger James 
Monk advertises that any persons who have claims against his father, 
James Monk's estate, shall present them to him. He describes his 
father as "late of Windsor, Nova Scotia," so we may suppose that 
in his later years the Solicitor-General lived chiefly at Windsor. At 
Windsor, he may have died and been buried. In his History of 
Nova Scotia (Vol. II, pp. 385-6), Beamish Murdoch, in recording 



Ig2l.] and Shelter Island, New York. 49 

the above, says : "Mr. Monk was the father of Sir James Monk, 
Chief Justice of Canada, and of George Henry Monk, one of the 
judges of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The family were of 
high origin, their head being the Duke of Albermarle, the restorer of 
the monarchy. The branch that resided in Nova Scotia were all 
remarkable for learning and refinement." In the Nova Scotia Coun- 
cil, Sept. 29, 1775, 2,000 acres of land "behind Birch Cove were or- 
dered granted to Charles Monk and Elizabeth Lucy Monk, on peti- 
tion of their brother, James Monk, the same having been voted in 
Council in 1766, at the request of James Monk, their father, who 
sometime after died, having made improvement on the land he 
owned adjoining." (34) 

The children of Ann 3 Deering by her husband, James Monk, 
were: 

24. i. Samuel, 4 bap. June 11, 1742. 

25. ii. Anna 4 bap. Aug. 8, 1744. 

26. iii. James, 4 bap. April 1, 1746. 

27. iv. George Henry, 4 b. , about 1748. 

28. v. Thomas, 4 bap. Feb. 21, 1749. 

29. vi. Charles, 4 bap. Dec. 12, 1753. 

and perhaps others. The baptisms recorded above were performed 
in King's Chapel, Boston, where in 1743-4, James Monk owned pew 
No. 39 (for which he paid ^35) . To the present time, the Monk 
family have been prominent in Canada. James 4 (No. 26) was ad- 
mitted to the Nova Scotia bar, Sept. 8, 1774, and, like his father, 
became Solicitor-General there. In 1776, he represented the town 
of Yarmouth in the legislature, but probably in the same year re- 
moved to Montreal, where in time, he rose to be Chief Justice of 
the Court of Queen's Bench for Montreal. Before his death, but 
probably after he had resigned the chief justiceship, he was Knighted. 
He died childless in England, Nov. 18, 1826. George Henry 4 (No. 
27) was also admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar, and rose to be a judge 
of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. He lived chiefly in Windsor, 
and for seme time represented Hants County in the legislature. He 
had also a house at Halifax, which is said to have stood opposite 
the present Halifax Hotel. He married Elizabeth Gould, daughter 
of John Gould and his wife Elizabeth (Wentworth) Gould, of Bos- 
ton (who died at Windsor or Halifax). He finally resigned his 
judgeship and also removed to Montreal, where he died July I5> 
1823, and where descendants of him have, until a late date, 
conspicuously figured in politics. Charles 4 (No. 29) became an of- 
ficer of H. M.'s regiment of foot; he married in England, a Miss 
Waddington, daughter of Rev. Joshua Waddington, Vicar of 
Haworth, Nottinghamshire, and had an only son, James Henry 5 
Monk, born early in 1784, who became in 1830 Bishop of Glouces- 
ter, and in 1836, of Gloucester and Bristol. (35) 

17. Sarah 3 Deering, youngest daughter of Henry 2 and Elizabeth 
(Packer) Deering, was baptized Nov. 26, 1732, and married 



tjO The Deering or Dering Family of Boston, Massachusetts, [Jan. 

Dec. 3, 1745, to Nathaniel Ray Thomas of Marshfield, Massa- 
chusetts, son of John and Mary (Ray) Thomas, of that town. 
She died at Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1810, "aged 78." Her 
husband died at Windsor, Sept. 19, 1787. Nathaniel Ray 
Thomas, who, as is well known, was chosen one of General 
Gage's hated Mandamus Councillors, was born at Marshfield, 
Sept. 4, 1731, and graduated at Harvard in 1751. From his 
declaration of his losses before Commissioner Jeremy Pember- 
ton, at Halifax, Dec. 21, 1784, we learn that, in the early part 
of the Revolution, he was active in keeping his Marshfield 
neighbors loyal to the crown, and that, because of his royalist 
sympathies, he was obliged to seek the protection of the British 
troops in Boston. When General Howe evacuated the city, he 
went to Halifax, and after 1777, to the time of his death, he 
remained continuously, we believe, in Nova Scotia. His losses 
in Marshfield and in Boston were heavy; but the Patriot au- 
thorities excepted from confiscation a third of his Marshfield 
estate, apparently from consideration for his wife, who was 
highly respected at Marshfield, even by those who were deeply 
incensed at the course her husband took. On this part of the 
Thomas estate reserved from confiscation, afterwards lived 
Capt. John Thomas, third son of Nathaniel Ray and Sarah 3 
(Deering) Thomas, he being the only member of the family who 
lived in Massachusetts after the Revolution. 

The children of Sarah 3 (Deering) and Nathaniel Ray Thomas 
were: 



30 
3i 
32 
33 
34 
35 
36 
37 



i. Nathaniel Ray, 4 b. Aug. 5, 1755. 

ii. Henry Deering, 4 b. Nov. 19, 1760. 
iii. Sarah Deering, 4 b. Oct. 8, 1762. 
iv. John, 4 b. Aug. 30, 1764. 

v. Mary, 4 b. Sept. 17, 1766. 
vi. Martin Howard, 4 b. Oct. 6, 1768. 
vii. Elizabeth Packer, 4 b. July 29, 1770. 
viii. Charles, 4 b. Nov. 12, 1772. 



Of these eight children of Nathaniel Ray and Sarah (Deering) 
Thomas, Henry Deering 4 and Martin Howard 4 must have died 
young; the other six all appear in adult life in Nova Scotia. Na- 
thaniel Ray, 4 Jr. (No. 30) seems to have inherited his father's farm 
at Windsor, and lived on it until his death. At Windsor he became 
custos rotulorum and collector of customs. He married at Windsor, 
Sarah Hersey Otis De Wolf, born May 14, 1770; died Dec. 17, 1842, 
daughter of Benjamin and Rachel (Otis) De Wolf. Charles 4 (No. 
37). was a Lieutenant in the 7th Fusilliers, commanded by H. R. H. 
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and was a great favorite with the 
Prince. He was accidentally shot by a brother officer in a road- 
house near Halifax, in Aug., 1797, and was removed to Government 
House, where he was tenderly nursed by his cousin, Lady Went- 



ig2i.] and Shelter Island, New York. C I 

worth. He very soon died of his wound and was buried in Halifax. 
Prince Edward, who was deeply affected by his death, placing a 
handsome tombstone over his grave. 

18. Henry 3 Deering, youngest child of Henry 2 and Elizabeth 
(Packer) Deering, was baptized Jan. 26, 1734-5, and probably 
never married. On April 6, 1764, he sold land in Boston, to 
John Gould, Jr. On Dec. 17, 1764, he sold land to Nathaniel 
Wheelwright. On June 1, 1765, as "merchant," he sold land 
"behind the old brick church" to Charles Ward Apthorp of 
New York, for £761.15.3. On Nov. 18, 1765, "Mr. Henry 
Deering, merch't," arrived at Boston "in the Benjamin Green, 
Junr., schooner, Nova Scotia Packett from Halifax." (36) The 
Massachusetts Gazette says that "Henry Deering, late of Bos- 
ton, merchant, died in Dec, 1772, on a passage from Jamaica, 
West Indies." 



Reference and Explanatory Notes 

Note i. Hoyt's Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Vol. 
I, p. 131, says: "Henry Dearing [or Deering] . . . was licensed 
to sell 'strong waters' in Salisbury, April, 1664; but was licensed to 
keep the 'ordinary' for Hampton [New Hampshire] April, 1665, 
and was admitted to that town Nov., 1665. About 1667 he removed 
to Portsmouth, where he was in the same business." 

Note 2. Dowe's History of Hampton, N. H., Vol. I, p. 73. 

Note 3. Slight mentions of Mr. Deering appear in Judge 
Sewall's Diary. Under date of Dec. 8, 1690, Sewall says that he 
dined along with Henry "Derings" at the Royal Exchange, Diary 
Vol. I, p. 338. Under date of Dec. 24, 1698, he says : "Went to 
Vaughan and Partridge at Derings as told them I would while in 
the chamber. Had only a piece of rost Beef, Minct pye and Tarts 
to Diner," Diary Vol. I, p. 489. 

Note 4. History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Com- 
pany, Vol. I, p. 269. 

Note 5. This record says that Henry "Deren" and his wife died 
18 Nov., 1717. 

Note 6. Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, 3rd Edition, 
Vol. II, p. 202, says: "The year 1717 was remarkable for a greater 
mortality among aged people than had at any time been known." 
Hutchinson mentions as having died in that year, John Hawthorne 
(at Salem), Andrew Belcher, Wait Winthrop, Elisha and Eliakim 
Hutchinson, Robert Winsor and Henry Dering and his wife, all over 
seventy-six years old. 

Note 7. See Paige's History of Cambridge, p. 610. 

Note 8. See N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, Vol. V, p. 414. 



C2 The Deering or Bering Family of Boston, Massachusetts, [Jan. 

Note 9. Final articles of agreement for the division of Henry 
Bering, Senior's, estate were signed April 3, 1719. Division of the 
estate was made March 23, 1720, between William Welsteed and his 
wife Elizabeth, and William Wilson, of Boston, merchant, and 
Mary, his wife, "the other daughter of the said Henry Dering," 
these heirs agreeing that William and Elizabeth Welsteed should 
hold and enjoy two rows of warehouses on the easterly side of 
Merchant's Row, with all the lands, wharves, dockways, passages, 
etc., belonging to them ; and that William and Mary Wilson should 
hold and enjoy the dwelling house and land in the occupation of 
Samuel Tyler, commonly called and known by the name of the 
Golden Ball, on the westerly side of Merchant's Row, etc., the Wel- 
steeds to pay the Wilsons £150 in settlement between the two sis- 
ters, Suffolk Deeds, Vol. XXXVI, p. 5. 

Note 10. See Highzvays and Byways in Dorset, pp. 286-7. 
Frank P. Heath, also, in his "Dorset," p. 124, says : "Hollis, the 
benefactor of Harvard College, lived here [Beaminster], and his 
virtues are enshrined in verse by Crowe in his 'Lewsdon Hill.' " 
Definite information concerning Henry Deering's native place was 
given Rev. Jacob E. Mallmann, historian of Shelter Island, by a 
great-great-granddaughter of Deering, Mrs. Mary S. D. Lawrence 
("Historical Papers," p. 55). In a sketch of General Sylvester 
Dering of Utica, N. Y., printed in American Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 
51, it is said that Henry "Dering" was the son of a Thomas Dering, 
who received a grant of arms Feb. 13, 1664, Thomas being a son of 
Nicholas, of Worgicut, Dorsetshire; but this statement needs care- 
ful verification. 

Note ii. See "Genealogical Notes on Some of the Descendants 
of George Dearing from County Devon, England, and John Whip- 
ple from County Essex, England." Henry "Dering," the compiler 
of these notes, says, "was shortly after of Piscataqua (Portsmouth, 
N. H.), and also a resident of Boston, Mass." 

Note 12. See Everett Stackpole's History of Old Kittery and 
Her Families (1903), pp. 337-348. See also York Deeds, Vol. 
VIII, p. 45. Savage, Vol. II, p. 41, says: "Another Deering fam- 
ily which I am unable to get account of, was of Braintree and spread 
to Wrentham." For the Maine Dearing or Deering family, see 
Ridlon's Saco Valley, Maine, Families. 

Note 13. See Savage, Vol. IV, p. 482, "Boston Marriages," 
1700-1750, p. 26; Wyman's Genealogies and Estates of Charlestoum, 
Mass., Vol. I, p. 176; Vol. II, pp. ioio-ii. 

Note 14. See "Boston Marriages," 1700- 1750, p. 147. 

Note 15. See "Boston Marriages," 1700-1750, p. 213. 

Note 16. Col. Thomas Packer married Aug. 7, 1687; his wife 
died at Greenland, N. H., Aug. 14, 1717, aged 62. Besides their 
daughter, Elizabeth, the Packers had a son, Thomas, Jr., who was 



1921.] and Shelter Island, New York. 53 

Sheriff of New Hampshire, from 1741 until his death June 22, 1771. 
Sheriff Packer married (1) Jan. 22, 1728-9, Rebecca Wentworth, 
daughter of Lieut.-Governor John and Sarah (Hunking) Went- 
worth, and sister of Samuel Wentworth, of Boston, she dying in 
Sept., 1738. By this wife Thomas Packer, Jr., had two sons, 
Thomas, born April 16, 1731, and John, born Oct. 14, 1734. The 
Sheriff married (2) before 1751, Mrs. Ann (Odiorne) Rindge, who 
bore him no children. See Wentworth Genealogy and Rambles 
About Portsmouth. 

Note 17. See N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. XXXVII, p. 57. 

Note 18. See "Early Paper Mills of New England," in N. E. 
Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. XXIX, p. 158. 

Note 19. See Wentworth Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 316. 

Note 20. On Oct. 20, 1720, when Judge Sewall called at Mrs. 
Winthrop's in pursuance of his project of marrying that lady, "Mrs. 
Dearing," he tells us, was there. 

Note 21. The register of the First Church says she was bap- 
tized Oct. 4, 1724, which date is of course incorrect. 

Note 22. An account of Sir John and Lady Wentworth, and 
mentions of their relatives the Brinleys, Thomases, and Monks in 
Nova Scotia, after the Revolution will be found in the fourth of Dr. 
Arthur Wentworth H. Eaton's "Chapters in the History of Hali- 
fax," in the Americana Magazine for Dec, 191 5; Lady Wentworth's 
portrait by Copley, as is well known, is owned by. the New York 
Public Library. 

Note 23. The History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company, Vol. I, p. 389, calls him "James Gooch, Jr., distiller," and 
says that he was a son of James and Hannah Gooch, and was born 
in Boston, Oct. 12, 1693, and married Elizabeth Hobbie on Sept. 30, 
1715. He was admitted to the Artillery Company in 1714, and was 
made 3rd Sergeant in 1717, and Ensign in 1733. 

Note 24. See Massachusetts Suffolk Deeds. Mary Gray, wife 
of Rev. Benjamin Gerrish Gray, was a daughter of Nathaniel Ray 
and Sarah (Deering) Thomas, and so a niece of Mrs. Gooch. Rev. 
Benjamin Gerrish Gray was an Anglican clergyman in Nova 
Scotia and New Brunswick ; his father Joseph Gray and his mother 
Mary (Gerrish) Gray were both Bostonians living at Halifax, Nova 
Scotia. 

Note 25. Rev. Jacob E. Mailman in his Historical Papers on 
Shelter Island, says that Brinley Sylvester had taken his daughter 
to Newport to be educated. 

Note 26. Papers of value in connection with the settlement by 
Thomas Dering of his father's estate, are to be found in Suffolk 
Court Records, No. 78, 170. In these, under date of March, 1758, 



54 The Deering or Dering Family of Boston, Massachusetts. [Jan. 

are enumerated various pieces of real estate in Boston that had 
been owned by Henry- Deering, and the appraised value of each 
piece is given. Samuel Wentworth lived in one of his father-in- 
law's houses. Thomas Dering is mentioned in the N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Register, Vol. V, p. 414. 

Note 27. For the Dering family of Shelter Island,, see Rev, 
Jacob E. Mallmann's Historical Papers, on Shelter Island and Its 
Presbyterian Church, with Genealogical Tables, pp. 55-60, 64, 177- 
8; Wood's Sketch of Long Island, p. 197; Dwight's Strong Family r 
Vol. I, pp. 625-6; and the Huntington Family Memoir. The Rev. 
Mr. Mallmann says that Thomas Dering was converted under White- 
field. It is undoubtedly he who is mentioned in the N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Reg., Vol. XL, p. 298, as having owned a book plate made by Hurd. 

Note 28. George Monk, vintner, in Boston, "at the sign of the 
Blue Anchor," who we believe was an Englishman, long a well 
known person in the towns, may have been a connection of James 
Monk, Henry Deering's son-in-law, but there is no evidence to- show 
that he was. Apparently, James Monk had a brother Charles, whose 
wife Elizabeth bore him a son George, who was baptized in King's 
Chapel, March 13, 1746, and who later, in 1751, appears in Halifax, 
Nova Scotia, and in 1760 in Philadelphia. There was a James 
Monk of Boston, "seafaring man," who, March 4,, 1737, made 
recognizance to appear in the court of assize and jail delivery at 
Barnstable, Mass., in April of the same year. On May 9, 1738, a 
James Monk deposed concerning James McHard, John Mitchelf, 
etc., etc., see Suffolk Court unprinted records, bat we have no idea 
that he had any connection with Henry Deering's son-in-law. Some 
facts concerning the Monk family descended from the Deerings will 
be found in the Wentworth Genealogy, Vol. I, pp. ri6, 317, 528. 

Note 29. See Drake's History and Antiquities of Boston 
(1856), p. 463. 

Note 30. Pepperrell Papers, Mass. Hist. Sac. Coif., Sixth- 
Series, Vol. X, p. 288". 

Note 31. See N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. XXIV, p. 378* and 
Vol. IX, p. 225. 

Note 32. Benjamin Green, another Massachusetts man, received 
a lot there Nov. 11, 1749, which is the earliest grant to a New Eng- 
land man in Halifax we have happened to see. 

Note 33. See the Council Records under date of Monday, 
April 9, 1764; these records make further mention of James Monk, 
calling him "James Monk, Esq., attorney." 

Note 34. See Murdoch's History, Vol. II, p. 560. 

Note 35. See Dictionary of National Biography. 

Note 36. See Boston Town Records, Miscellaneous Papers, 
Vol. XXIX, pp. 273-4. 



1921.] Christophers Family. 55 



CHRISTOPHERS FAMILY 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and the New London County Historical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LI, p. 344, of The Rfxord.) 

i. Fanny Robertson 8 Ingalls, b. June 20, 
1878. 
ii. Fanny Robertson, 7 b. Feb. 15, 1839; d. 

; not m. 

iii. John Deshon, 7 b. Feb. 27, 1842 ; d. 



Brown University, Class 1862; not m; he 
was a lawyer associated with his half 
brother Benjamin Francis 7 Thurston. 

Benjamin Babcock Thurston m. (1) March 
5, 1828, at New London, Conn., to Harriet 
Elizabeth 6 Deshon (dau. of Daniel 5 Deshon, 
No. 221, by his 3rd wife Sarah (Packwood) 

Robertson, of New London), b. , 1805; 

d. Nov. 8, 1832, aged 27, by whom he had 

Children: 2 (Thurston) sons: 

i. Benjamin Francis, 7 b. Nov. 27, 1829; d. 

; m. Amelia Rathbone, 

ii. George Edward, 7 b. March II, 1831; d. 
Jan. 9, 1891; Lieutenant in the Revenue 
Marine Service, 
ii. John James, 6 b. Sept. 19, 1812; d. Sept. 28, 

1883, at , Nicaragua, Central America; 

m. Dec. 13, 1854, to Maria de Jesus Morales, 
iii. Charles Augustus, 6 b. Sept. 24, 1816; d. Sept. 
25, 1875, at Mobile, Ala.; m. Aug. 15, 1850, 
at Mobile, Ala., to Emeline Amanda Smoot. 
iv. Giles Henry, 6 b. March 28, 1820; d. Jan. 1, 
1883, at Meriden, Conn.; m. May 25, 1853, at 

Portland, Conn., to Jane M Brainard. 

v. George Theodore, 6 b. Jan. 30, 1823. 
vi. Sarah Jane, 6 b. Jan. 18, 1827; d. Sept. 9, 1852, 
at Mobile, Ala. 

vii. Harriet Thurston, 6 b. Jan. 12, 1830; d. ; 

lived at Providence, R. I. 
viii. Francis Bureau, 6 b. Feb. 24, 1833; d. Jan. 21, 
1888, in Nicaragua, Central America. 

Authorities : 
History First Church, New London, p. 491. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 216. 



56 Christophers Family. [Jan. 

James Rogers and His Descendants, pp. 94-5, 133, 163-4. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 31, 33, 36-7. 

Brewster Notes (Manuscript), by E. C. Brewster Jones (N. Y. Gen. & 
Biog. Society), Book 3, Part A. 

Vital Records, Norwich, Conn., Vol. I, pp. 268, 513-14; Vol. II, pp. 606, 
674. 

Norwalk Hour, genealogical page, March 23, 1907. 

Thurston Genealogy (2nd edition), pp. 544-5. 617. 

Smith's History of Guilford, Conn. 

Guilford, Conn., Probate Records, Vol. 17, p. 76; Vol. 22, pp. 221-2. 

Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Guilford, Conn., pp. 225-6, 233. 

Life and Letters of Fits Greene Halleck, by Watson, pp. 65, 114, 140. 

Talcott's Manuscript Record of Guilford Families (copy in N. Y. Gen. & 
Biog. Society), pp. 55-6. 

History of Wallingford and Meriden, Conn., p. 263. 

Manuscript Harris Notes (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Society). 

69. Capt. Joseph 4 Deshon (Ruth 3 Christophers, Hon. Rich'd., 2 
Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Sept. 27, 1731 ; bap. Oct. 10, 1731, at New 
London; d. Feb. 11, 1814, aged 83, at Chesterfield, Ct., and bur. 

there, gravestone ; m. , int. pub. New London, Aug. 10, 

1755, Mary Lattimer, b. April 16, 1729; bap. April 20, 1729, at 
New London, Ct. ; d. March 27, 1812, aged 83, at Chesterfield, 
Ct., and bur. there, gravestone. She was a dau. of Jonathan 

Lattimer (b. , 1698, about; d. ; m. April 6, 1721) and 

his wife Boradel Denison (b. May 17, 1701 ; d. ), of New 

London, Ct., and owned land in Chesterfield, Niantic and Black 
Point, Ct. 

Children: 9 (Deshon), 4 sons and 5 daughters, all b. New Lon- 
don. 

231. i. Joseph, 5 b. , 1756; bap. Nov. 12, 1758; d. 

March 7, 1759, in 3rd year; bur. Old Burying 
Ground, New London, gravestone. 

232. ii. Mary, 5 b. Aug. — , 1758; bap. Nov. 12, 1758; d. 

April 1, 1760, aged 1 y., 8 mo.; bur. Old Burying 
Ground, New London, gravestone. 

233. iii. Joseph, 5 b. Aug. — , 1760; bap. Sept. 7, 1760; d. 

June 11, 1767, aged 6 y., 10 mo.; bur. Old Burying 
Ground, New London, gravestone. 

234. iv. Mary, 5 b. June — , 1762; bap. June 27, 1762; d. 

Dec. 30, 1765, aged 3 y., 6 mo.; bur. Old Burying 
Ground, New London, gravestone. 

2 35- v - J onn . 5 b. ; bap. June 17, 1764, at New London; 

d. , at ; m. , at , to ? b. , 

at ; d. , at . 

Miss E. C. Brewster Jones' notes on the de- 
cendants in the female line of Jonathan Brewster, 
in Book No. 3, Part "A" (N. Y. G. & Biog. So- 
ciety), gives the record of a John Deshon, who for 
a time lived in North Carolina, and removed thence 
to Kentucky and thence to French Lick Springs, 
Ind. ; he m. in French Lick, Ind., Miss Nannie 
? He d. in Indianapolis, Ind., and on May 5, 



E921.J Christophers Family. 57 

1901, his widow, Mrs. Nannie Deshon, was living 
at No. 519 East 4th Street, New Albany, Ind. They 
had a daughter, Mrs. Julia (Deshon) Miller, who 
lived on Indiana Avenue, Kankakee, 111. Miss E. 
C. Brewster Jones was under the impression that 
this John Deshon of French Lick Springs, Ind., 
was a son of John 5 Deshon (Henry, 4 Daniel, 3 Dan- 
ieP) ; it seems more likely, however, that he may 
have been a son of the above John 5 Deshon, No. 
235. They had a son William Augustus Deshon. 

236. vi. Moses, 5 b. ; bap. June 22, 1766, at New Lon- 

don ; d. . I have discovered nothing further 

about this individual. 

237. vii. Joanna, 5 b. ; bap. Oct. 23, 1768, at New Lon- 

don; d. , at ; m. , at , Sylvanus 

Tinker, b. , at ; d. , at . 

Children: 7 (Tinker), daughters. 

i. Joanna, 6 b. ; d. ; m. Nov. 12, 182 1, 

Nicholas Latimer, b. Chesterfield, May 4, 
1798; d. Oct. 7, 1865: 1 son: 

ii. Eliza, 6 b. ; d. ; not m. 

iii. Lucy, 6 b. ; d. ; m. Israel Cove. 

iv. Mary, 6 b. ; d. . 

v. Dau., 6 b. ; d. ; m. David Lewis. 

vi. Dau., 6 b. ; d. ; m. Pellet. 

vii. Dau., 6 b. ; d. ; m. Tubbs. 

The authority for this entire record, No. 237, as given to Miss 
E. C. B. Jones, was Mrs. Mary (Walker) Raymond, New Bedford, 
Mass., under date of July 13, 1901. 

238. viii. Elizabeth, 5 b. ; bap. Feb. 13, 1775, at New 

London ; d. , at ; m. , at , Har- 
ris Tinker, b. , at ; d. , at . He 

was a son of William and Lucy (Smith) Tinker. 

Children: 6 (Tinker), 3 sons and 3 daughters. 
+i. Elizabeth, 6 b. Aug. 24, 1793; d. Feb. 22, 
1834, at Chesterfield (Montville), Ct. ; m. 
John Fitch, b. Jan. 1, 1789; d. June 21, 1872: 
7 children. 

ii. Harriet, 6 b. ; d. ; m. Ruel R. 

Strickland. 

iii. Joseph, 6 b. ; d. ; not m. 

iv. Harris, 6 b. ; d. ; m. Laura Ransom. 

v. Theresa, 6 b. , 1808; d. , i860, in 

Chesterfield, Ct. ; m. Joseph Latimer, b. 

May 10, 1798; d. : 4 children. 

vi. Charles, 6 b. ; d. , in infancy. 

239. ix. Sarah, 5 b. April 24, 1773; bap. Feb. 13, 1775, at 

New London; d. Feb. 16, 1775, aged 1 y., 9 mo., 



c3 Christophers Family. U an - 

22 d., at Chesterfield, Ct., and was bur. there, 

gravestone. 

Authorities : 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 241, 653. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 490, 526, 528-9, 531, 533, 536. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 11. 
Prentis' Old Burying Ground Inscriptions, New London, pp. 18, 37. 
History of Montville, Conn., pp. 3 I 4"5, 323-4, 389. 
History of Stonington, p. 391. 

Mrs. Mary (Walker) Raymond, New Bedford, Mass., July 13, 1901 (see 
E. C. B. Jones Brewster Notes). 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, No. 247 Williams Street, New London. 

70. Col. Richard 4 Deshon (Ruth 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard, 2 
Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. ; bap. Oct. 21, 1733, at New Lon- 
don; d. May 8, 1808, aged 74/-4 y., at New London, Ct. ; m. Oct. 
30, 1763, at New London, Mary 5 (Prentis) Harris (see No. 

178, widow of Peter Harris) as her second husband, b. , 

1737-8; bap. March 26, 1737-8, at New London; d. Feb. 2, 
18 10, aged 72, at New London, Ct. She was a dau. of Capt. 

John Prentis (b. , 1704-5; bap. Feb. 4, 1704-5; d. Jan. (or 

June) ■ — , 1746-7; m. Dec. 28, 1737), and his wife Sarah 4 Chris- 
tophers, No. 48 (b. March 10, 1719-20; d. Feb. 12, 1773), of 
New London, Ct. 

Children: 8 (Deshon), 5 sons and 3 daughters, all b. in New 
London, 

240. i. Richard, 5 b. ; bap. Oct. 7, 1764; d. Sept. 21, 

1813, at New London, aged 49. 

241. ii. Christopher, 5 b. ; bap. Nov. 16, 1766. 

242. iii. Susannah, 5 b. ; bap. April 2, 1769; d. ~; m. 

April 25, 1795, at New London, Christopher Grif- 
fing. 

243. iv. John Prentis, 5 b. ; bap. Dec. 2, 1770. 

244. v. Peter, 5 b. , 1772; bap. Aug. 1, 1772; d. Sept. 

23, 1807, aged 35 ; drowned. 

245. vi. Lucy, 5 b. ; bap. Oct. 30, 1774; d. ; m. Oct. 

22, 1797, at New London, William Leeds. 

246. vii. Sarah, 5 b. ; bap. June 8, 1771. 

247. viii. Joseph. 5 

Mary 5 Prentis m. (1) , at , Capt. Peter Harris, b. May 

11, 1729, at New London; bap. there May 18, 1729; he was a sea 
captain and lived at New London, and d. there March 11, 1761, aged 
32 y. and 10 mo., and was there bur. in Old Burying Ground, grave- 
stone. He was a son of Peter Harris (b. ; d. ; m. July 3, 

1726, at New London) and Mary Trueman (dau. of Joseph and 
Mary (Shapley) Trueman), of New London. 

Children: 3 (Harris), 2 sons and 1 daughter, all b. in New 
London, see also under No. 178. 
i. Peter, b. June 3, 1760; d. July 10, 1760, aged 5 w. and 2 d., 
of smallpox, and was bur. in Old Burying Ground, New 
London, gravestone. 



1 9^ i .J Christophers Family. co, 

ii. Peter Benjamin, b. ; bap. Oct. 7, 1764, at New Lon- 
don, after his father's death and after his mother's second 
marriage to Richard 4 Deshon. 

iii. Mary, b. ; bap. Oct. 7, 1764, at New London, at same 

time as her brother Peter Benjamin. 

Authorities : 
Prentis Genealogy, p. 284. 

Prentis' Old New London Burying Ground Inscriptions, pp. 23, 38. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 170. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 13-26. 
History First Church, Nezv London, pp. 495, 529, 531, 533-4, 536-7. 
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 337, 350. 

71. Grace 4 Deshon (Ruth 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard, 2 Hon. 
Christopher 1 ), b. Aug. 13, 1735; bap. Aug. 17, 1735, at New 

London; d. , at ; m. March 12, 1758, at New London, 

by Rev. Mather Byles, Joseph Chew, b. , at ; he came 

to New London before 1750; d. — — , at — — , Canada, prob- 
ably. He was a son of Thomas and Martha (Tayler) Chew, 
of Virginia. 

Child: 1 (Chew), daughter. 

248. i. Frances, 5 b. ,1759; d - Oct. II, 1841, aged 82 

y., and was bur. m Cedar Gfove Cemetery, New 
London; m. Aug. 3, 1786, at New London, Gabriel 

Sistare, b. , 1754; d. Jan. 11, 1820, at New 

London, aged 66 y., and was there bur. in Cedar 
Grove Cemetery. He was a son of Joseph Sis- 
tare (or Sistera), of Barcelona, Spain, a merchant 
engaged in the shipping trade from. Gibraltar and 
other Spanish ports to America, who came to New 
London in 1771, settled there and there d. Oct. 2, 
181 5, aged 82 y. Gabriel Sistare came to New 
London with his father and was a resident of New 
London for 48 y. 

Children: 7 (Sistare), 4 sons and 2 daughters and 

1 sex not stated, all b. in New London. 

i. Gabriel, 6 b. May 2, 1788; d. March 10, 1813, 

aged 25 y., at New London, and was bur. in 

New York City. 

ii. Joseph Chew, 6 b. Sept. 22, 1790; d. Nov. 17, 

185 1, at New London, aged 61 ; m. May 2, 

1824, Mary 6 Christophers, see No. 347, b. Nov. 

19, 1790; d. , 1856; dau. of Peter 5 and 

Abigail (Miller) Christophers, of New Lon- 
don, see No. 174. 
Child: 1 (Sistare) son, b. New London. 

i. Charles G , 7 b. May 23, 1826; d. July 9, 

1899, at New York City; m. , at New 

London, Harriet Bassett, b. May 8, 1832, at 



60 Christophers Family. [Jan, 

Norwich, Conn.; d. June 20, 1904, at New 
York City. 

Children: 6 (Sistare), 4 sons and 2 daugh- 
ters. 

i. Charles G , 8 b. — — ; d. July 14, 

1893 ; m. A — Justina Bishop. 

ii. Julia L , 8 b. ; d. (living 

19 1 9, at New London; not m.) 

iii. Robert Hallam, 8 b. ; d. April 6„ 

1898. 

iv. Horace R — — , 8 b. ; d. Feb. 28^ 

1909, at New London. 

v. Fred S , 8 b. ; d. , living 

19 1 9, in Chicago, 111. 

vi. Hattie B . 8 

iii. William Molas, 6 b. July 2, 1794. 
iv. Don Carlos, 6 b. Aug. 5, 1797; d. June 18, 1822. 
v. Maria Jeba Molas, 6 b. Oct. 6, 1798; d. Aug. 11, 

1846, at New London, aged 48. 
vi. Child, 6 b. July 25, 1800; d. Aug. 14, 1800, 

aged 20 d. 
vii. Frances, 6 b. Nov. 10, 1801 ; d. Sept. 8, 1857, at 
New London, aged 56. 

Joseph Chew and Samuel Chew (sons of Thomas and Martha 
(Tayler) Chew, of Virginia, came to New London before 1750. 
Joseph Chew was Surveyor of the Port in New London in 1761 ; he 
espoused the Loyalist side prior to and at the time of the Revolu- 
tion, while Samuel Chew adhered to the Colonists. That Joseph 
Chew was a turbulent character is shown from the following extracts 
from Hempstead's Diary, viz. : p. 599 : "Tuesday, November 28,. 
1752, Joseph Chew assaulted Captain Richard Durfey on the high- 
way and wounded him with a bone on the head, and bruised his 
head and tore his shirt, etc.;" p, 658: "Saturday, October 25, 1755, 
last night, about nine o'clock Joseph Chew and John Miller and 
Lechmere and others made a very great rout and tumult, firing 
guns and swearing and cursing and threatening to kill Stephen Pot- 
ter and others, and was like to have killed Potter." On account of 
his loyalty to the Royal Cause he was requested to leave New Lon- 
don. This was a period of great disturbance between the Crown and 
the Colonists on account of taxation, and as Joseph Chew was con- 
nected with the New London Customs House, it was more than 
likely that his outbreaks were due to his political connections. 

From Sabine's Loyalists, Vol. II, p. 495, we extract the fol- 
lowing. : "Joseph Chew of New London, Conn., was a Commissary 
in the Royal Service, and in 1777 was taken prisoner by a party of 
Whigs at Sag Harbor," — "Joseph Chew, a magistrate of Tryon 
(now Montgomery) County, N. Y., signed the declaration of Loyalty 
in 1775. In 1792 he was in Canada, an official under Sir John John- 
son and in correspondence with Brant in relation to pending difficul- 



J 92i.] Christophers Family, £j 

ties with the United States." According to the late Miss Alice Chew 
of New London (a great-grand-daughter of Samuel Chew, brother 
of Joseph Chew), Joseph Chew went to Canada to live; which leads 
one to conclude that the above extracts from Sabine refer to Joseph 
Chew, of New London. 

Authorities : 
History First Church, New London, p. 497. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Vol.' II, p. 23. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 599, 658. 

S a ic! k i n ' S H S St °2 °i Mew London, pp. 463, 477, 583-4, S06, 539-40, 661. 
Miss Lucretia W. Smith, Genealogist of the New London County Hist 

Pedigre, e of Thomas and Lawrence Chew, by Rev. Lawrence Barkley, 
i nomas Whittaker, Publisher. 

Original Records in Town Clerk's Office, New London. 

Or gmal Records in Library of the New London County Historical Asso- 
ciation. 

76. Mary 4 Leffingwell (Joanna 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard 2 

Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. Oct 28, 1731, at Norwich, Ct.; d. -, 

1805, at Norwich, Ct.; m. (1) (Int. pub. New London! 

Sunday, Sept. 29, 1751), at , Nathaniel Richards, b. ; 

bap. Jan. 12, 1728-9, at New London ; d. , at . He was 

a son of Capt. George Richards (b. , 1695, at New London, 

and bap. there April 7, 1695; d. Oct. 19, 1750, aged about 55 

y i ] m i ' before Nov - 30, 1718, as his wife was admitted to 

church New London on that date, and his son John was bap. 
Dec. 28, 1718; the int. of his marriage to Esther Hough was 
pub. in New London, Sunday, Sept. 16, 1716) and his wife 

Esther Hough (b. , 1695; bap. New London, May 12, 

l6 95; d. ; ad. to ch. New London, Nov. 30, 1718, dau. of 

Ensign John Hough of New London) of New London, Ct., of 
which place he, George Richards, was sheriff. 
Children: (Richards) none. 

Mary 4 (Leffingwell) Richards (widow of Nathaniel Richards) 
m (2) April 12, 1757, at Norwich, Ct., to Capt. William Billings, 

of Norwich, Ct., b. May 8, 1734, at Norwich, Ct. ; d. , 1774, at 

Dominica, West Indies, and was there bur. He was a son of Capt 

Roger Billings (b. March 9 (or 19), 1708; d. ; m. July 3, (or 

20), 1729. at Stonington, Ct.) and his wife Abigail Denison (b 
, 1708 ; d. ) of Norwich, Ct. 

< Children: 6 (Billings), 2 sons and 4 daughters, all b. in Nor- 
wich : 

249. i. Nathaniel, 5 b. Sept. 17, 1758. 

250. ii. Abigail, 5 b. June 23, 1760; d. March 26, 1761. 

251. iii. Abigail, 2nd, 5 b. June 12, 1762; d. ; m. , 

1804, James Busbv. 

252. iv. Betsey, 5 b. June 22', 1764; d. Nov. 24, 1818; m. Oct. 

20, 1787, at Norwich, Bela Peck, as his first wife 
(son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Carpenter) Peck, of 
Norwich, Ct.), b. July 18, 1758, at Norwich; d. 



62 Christophers Family. I Jan, 

Dec. 15, 1850, at Norwich, Ct., by whom she had 
3 children. Bela Peck m. (2) Aug. 18, 1819, Lydia 
(Shipman) Spalding (widow of Asa Spalding and 
dau. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Leffingwell) 
Shipman), b. Oct. 11, 1766; d. Aug. 18, 1835, aged 
68 y. 

Children: (Peck) by this second marriage, none. 

253. v. Richard Leffingwell, 5 b. Aug. 24, 1768; d. , 

1795- 

254. vi. Lucretia, 5 b. ; d. ; m. Peleg Shaw. 

Authorities : 
Vital Records of Norwich, Ct., Vol. I, pp. 262, 354, 591-2. 
Miss E. C Brewster Jones' notes on female Brewster lines, No. 3A 
(N. Y. G. & B. Society). 

Morse's Genealogical Register, Vol. Ill, Richards Family, p. 95. 

History of Stoningion, Ct. y pp. 236-7, 342. 

Old Houses of Norwich, Ct., p. 516. 

Chesebrough Family, pp. 39, 87-8. 

Leffingwell Genealogy, pp. 47-8. 

History First Church, New London, pp. 480, 490. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 206, 576. 

yj. Col. Christopher 4 Leffingwell (Joanna 3 Christophers, Hon. 
Richard, 2 Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. June 11, 1734, at Norwich, 
Ct. ; he was a Colonel in the Revolutionary War, paper mill 
operator, merchant, manufacturer of chocolate, fulling-mill 
owner, and the first Naval Officer of Norwich in 1784 under the 
new government, one of the most prominent citizens of his 
native town; d. Nov. 7, 1810, at Norwich, and was there bur.; 
m. (1) Jan. 20, 1760, at New London, Elizabeth Harris, b. Jan. 
3, 1737-8, at New London; d. July 30, 1762, at Norwich. She 
was a dau. of John Harris (b. April 18, 1715 ; bap. May 15,. 
1715; d. March 19, 1779; m. March 31, 1737) and his wife 

Elizabeth Champlin (b. ; d. June 11, 1749; dau. of John 

Champlin, of Lyme, Conn.) of New London, Ct. 

Children: 2 (Leffingwell), daughters, both b. in Norwich. 

255. i. Elizabeth, 5 b. Oct. 7, 1760; d. Nov. 20, 1760, at 

Norwich, and was bur. there. 

256. ii. Betsy, 5 b. Oct. 8, 1761 ; d. Jan. 10, 1762, at Nor- 

wich, and was bur. there. 

Col. Christopher 4 Leffingwell m. (2) Aug. 28, 1764, at Norwich,. 
Elizabeth Coit, b. April 5, 1743, at New London; d. Nov. 9, 1796, at 
Norwich, and was bur. there. She was a dau. of Joseph Coit (b. 
Nov. 15, 1698, at New London; d. April 27, 1787, at Norwich, aged 
88, and was bur. there; m. Jan. 9, 1739-40) and his second wife 

Lydia Lathrop (b. , 1718; d. Jan. 10, 1794, at Norwich and was 

bur. there) of New London and Norwich, Ct. 

Children: 10 (Leffingwell), 3 sons and 7 daughters, all b. at 
Norwich. 



1 92 1.] Christophers Family, 63 

257. iii. William, 5 b. Sept. 28, 1765; d. Oct. 23, 1834, at 

New Haven; ra. (1) Sept. 12, 1786, at New Haven, 
by Rev. Achilles Mansfield, Sally Maria Beers 
(dau. of Isaac and Mary (Mansfield) Beers, of 

New Haven), b. July 13, 1765; d. . He m. 

(2) Hannah Chester (dau. of Leonard and Sarah 
(Williams) Chester) ; children, all by first mar- 
riage, 7. 

258. iv. Elizabeth, 5 b. March 31, 1767; d. , 1830; 

not m. 

259. v. Lydia, 5 b. April 23, 1769; d. June 6, 1772. 

260. vi. Lucretia, 5 b. July 20, 1770; d. ; m. , 1796, 

James Cornell: 2 children. 

261. vii. Joanna, 5 b. Oct. 28, 1771 ; d. May 15, 1851, at New 

York City; m. April 21, 1793, at Canaan, N. Y., 
by John Camp, Pastor, Charles Lathrop (son of 
Azariah and Abigail (Huntington) Lathrop, of 
Norwich), b. Jan. 11, 1770; d. ; 8 children. 

262. viii. Lydia, 2nd, 5 b. May 6, 1773 ; d. March 6, 1809, at 

Canaan, N. Y.; m. Feb. 5, 1793, John Whiting; 7 

children. He m. (2) , 1809, Rhoda Ellsworth 

(or Rohema Aylsworth), by whom he had issue. 

263. ix. Christopher, 5 b. Nov. 22, 1775 ; d. Aug. 9, i860, at 

Kingsville, Ohio; m. May 26, 1807, at Albany, 
N. Y., Margaret Chestney (dau. of James and Cor- 
nelia ( ) Chestney), b. May 5, 1787, at Al- 
bany, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 27, 1864, at Grand Rapids, 
Mich.; 7 children. 

264. x. Daniel, 5 b. Dec. 25, 1779; d. Dec. 8, 1804, at New 

York City; not m. ; he was a man of rare gifts and 
a friend of Washington Irving ; he travelled much. 

265. xi. Jerusha, 5 b. March 6, 1782; d. , 1814; not m. 

266. xii. Fanny, 5 b. June 21, 1783 ; d. Dec. 8, 1804 (same day 

as her brother Daniel, 5 No. 264) ; m. , 1802, 

Samuel Whiting (son of Col. William Bradford 
Whiting) . 

Col. Christopher 4 Leffingwell m. (3) Nov. 16, 1799, at New 
Haven, by Timothy Dwight, President of Yale College, Mrs. Ruth 
(Webster) Perit (widow of John Perit, of Norwich, Ct. ; and dau. of 
Peletiah Webster, of Philadelphia, Pa.), and by this third marriage 
there was no issue. 

Authorities : 

Leffingwell Genealogy, pp. 47-8, 58-60. 

James Rogers and His Descendants, p. 09. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 24, 26. 

Coit Genealogy, pp. 30-31, 51. 

Ancient Houses of Norwich, Ct„ p. 516. 

Harris Manuscript Notes, N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Society. 

Vital Records Norwich, Ct., Vol. I, pp. 385-6, 448, 455, 536-7. 



64. Christophers Family. [Jan, 

78. Sarah 4 Leffingwell (Joanna 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard, 2 
Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. Dec. 29, 1735, at Norwich, Ct.; d. April 
26, 1790, in her 55th year, at Norwich, and was bur. there in 
Old Burying Ground, gravestone; m. Jan. 5, 1757, at Norwich, 
Jonathan Starr, as his first wife, b. April 20, 1733, at Norwich; 
he was a farmer and lived in Norwich until his second marriage 
when he removed to Lisbon, Ct. In 1783 he was appointed one 
of a committee to raise the money to buy the pews in the First 
Church, Norwich; d. Nov. 21, 1793, at Lisbon, Ct., and was 
bur. in Old Burying Ground, Norwich, gravestone. He was a 
son of Samuel Starr (bap. New London, Nov. 5, 1699; d. Nor- 
wich, July 9, 1786; m. Sept. 29, 1726) and his wife Ann Bush- 
nell (b. June 2, 1705; d. Dec. — , 1796, dau. of Capt. Caleb and 
Ann (Leffingwell) Bushnell, or Norwich), of New London and 
Norwich, Ct. 

Children: 5 (Starr), 1 son and 4 daughters, all b. in Norwich. 

267. i. Joanna, 5 b. July 13, 1758; d. Aug. 29, 1847; m - Jos- 

eph Starr, b. Sept. 29, 1757; d. July 8, 1840, at 
Nova Scotia. 

268. ii. Sarah, 5 b. Aug. 18, 1759; d. , 1837; m. (1) 

Joshua Whipple, of Norwich, who d. , 1812; 

m. (2) Thomas Abell, of Franklin, Ct. 

269. iii. Elizabeth, 5 b. Nov. 2, 1761 ; d. , 1821 ; m„ 

Moses Stevens, of Lisbon, Ct., b. Sept. 28, 1762; 
d. , 1 82 1 ; no children. 

270. iv. Fanny, 5 b. Oct. 15, 1764; d. Aug. 20 (or 30), 1838; 

m. (1) July 27, 1788, Pemberton Baker, by whom 
she had a dau. Fanny 6 Baker, who d. Jan. 27, 1805, 
in her 16th y. ; she m. (2) Feb. 1, 1798, at Nor- 
wich, Seabury Brewster, as his 3rd wife, b. Oct. 
21, 1754; d. July 27, 1847. 

271. v. Christopher, 5 b. Aug. 13, 1766; d. Dec. 19, 1827; 

m. (1) May 1, 1791, Olive Perkins; m. (2) Mary 
Leffingwell. 

Jonathan Starr m. (2) Aug. 9, 1790, at Norwich, Ct., Mrs. Mary 
(Perkins) Bishop, of Lisbon, Ct. (widow of Daniel Bishop and dau. 
of Dr. Joseph and Mary (Bushnell) Perkins of Norwich), b. July 
11, 1735 ; d. ; by whom he had no issue. 

Authorities : 

Leffingwell Genealogy, pp. 41, 48, 60. 

Starr Genealogy, by Burgess Pratt Starr (N. Y. Public Library), pp. 44,. 
46-7. m 

Miss E. C. Brewster Jones, Brewster Notes (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Society)^ 
No. 8A. 

Vital Records of Norwich, Ct., Vol. I, pp. 36, 342, 378. 

Brewster Genealogy, Vol. I, pp. 106, 196-7. 

79. Capt. Ben a j ah 4 Leffingwell (Joanna 3 Christophers, Hon. 
Richard, 2 Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. Jan. 11, 1737-8, at Norwich; 
he lived at Norwich, and was a Captain in the Revolutionary 



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65 



War, and also later a Lieut. -Colonel ; he was the Naval Officer 
of Norwich in 1789; succeeding to his brother Christopher 4 
Lefiingwell ; d. Sept. 26, 1804, at Norwich, and was there bur. ; 
m. Aug. 16, 1764, at Norwich, Lucy Backus, b. April 19, 1738, 
at Norwich; d. May 10, 1808, aged 70 y., at Norwich, and was 
there bur. She was a dau. of Samuel Backus (b. Jan. 6, 1693 '■> 
d. Nov. 24, 1740; m. Jan. 18, 1716), and his wife Elizabeth 
Tracy (b. April 6, 1698; d. Jan. 26, 1769; dau. of John and 
Elizabeth (Leffingwell) Tracy), of Norwich, Ct. 

Children: 7 (Leffingwell), 3 sons and 4 daughters, all b. in 

Norwich. 

2J2. i. Benajah, 5 b. June 23, 1765; d. , 1820, at sea, of 

yellow fever; m. Mary Morgan (dau. of William 
and Miriam (Murdock) Morgan), who d. Sept. 8, 
1801, at Norwich; 2 children. 

273. ii. Lucy, 5 b. Jan. 31, 1767; d. June 27, 1797, at Nor- 

wich; m. Oct. 25, 1789, Seabury Brewster, as his 
second wife (see also record No. 270). Seabury 
Brewster m. (1) Dec. 25, 1785, Sally Bradford, of 
Montville, Ct., b. Aug. 7, 1766; d. Dec. 11, 1788; 
he m. (3) Fanny 5 Leffingwell, see No. 270; he had 
issue by all these marriages. 

274. iii. Elizabeth, 5 b. Oct. 8, 1768; d. Oct. 9, 1819; m. 

Hezekiah Kelly, and removed to North Carolina; 6 
children. 
2 75- i y - Joanna, 5 b. Jan. 31, 1771 ; d. Feb. 21, 1771. 

276. v. Richard, 5 b. Oct. 4, 1773; d. ? not m. 

277. vi. Mary, 5 b. Nov. 21, 1775; d. ; m. Christopher 

Starr as his second wife and by him had no chil- 
dren. 

278. vii. Oliver, 5 b. Oct. 28, 1778; d. , 1798, in New 

York harbor. Killed by falling from the mast- 
head of a ship; not m. 

Authorities : 
Leffingwell Genealogy, pp. 48-61. 
Old Houses of Norzvich, Ct., p. 416. 
Backus Genealogy, p. 9. 
Brewster Genealogy, Vol. I, pp. 106, 196-8. 
Vital Records of Norwich, Vol. I, pp. 410, 422. 

80. Hezekiah 4 Leffingwell (Joanna 3 Christophers, Hon. Rich- 
ard, 2 Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. June 24, 1740, at Norwich ; he lived 
at Norwich, Ct, and at Middletown, Vt. ; d. Oct. 9, 1811, at 
Middletown, Vt., and was buried at Middletown Springs, Vt., 
gravestone; m. (1) July 26, 1761, at Norwich, Lydia Wether- 
ell, b. , 1741, about; d. July 7, 1785, at Norwich, Ct. She 

was a dau. of Dr. Joseph and Lydia (Turner) Wetherell, of 
Taunton, Mass. 

Children: 7 (Leffingwell), 3 sons and 4 daughters, all b. in 
Norwich. 



66 Christophers Family. [Jan. 

279. i. Joseph, 5 b. July 14, 1765; d. Nov. 4, 1796, at St. 

Barts, W. I. 

280. ii. Jeremiah Wetherell, 5 b. Sept. 4, 1769; d. Sept. 28, 

1847, at Middletown, Vt. ; m. Dec. 24, 1795, at 
Middletown, Vt., Lucy Burnham (dau. of John 

Burnham, of Middletown, Vt.), b. ; d. April 

10, 1853; 5 children. 

281. iii. Lydia Turner, 5 b. Jan. II, 1773; d. ; m. (1) 

Levi Bears, Jr.; m. (2) Gregory; and had 

no issue by either marriage. 

282. iv. Hezekiah, 5 b. March 6, 1777; d. May — , 1866, at 

Henderson, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 18, 1800, at Middle- 
town, Vt., Miriam Wood, b. Aug. 27, 1781 ; 4 chil- 
dren. 

283. v. Faith, 5 b. Nov. 5, 1779; d. ; m. March 19, 

1801, Abner Cone, of Groton, Tompkins Co., 
N.Y. 

284. vi. Anna McBride 5 (or Boyd), b. June 5, 1782; d. 

; m. Jan. 25, 1808, William Wood, of Middle- 
town, Vt., as his first wife, who m. Mary Lefiing- 
well as his second wife, and Anna Leffingwell as 
his third wife. 

285. vii. Sophia, 5 b. May 5, 1784; d. Nov. 22, 1850; m. Jan. 

29, 1807, Frederick Marsh, of Belleville, N. Y.; 
6 children. 

Hezekiah 4 Leffingwell m. (2) Nov. 17, 1785, at Deerfield, Mass., 
by Rev. Rogers Newton, Pastor in Greenfield, Mass., Cynthia Wil- 
liams, of Deerfield, Mass., who was b. Oct. 1, 1750; d. Oct. 3, 1828, 
by whom he had no children. 

Authorities : 
Leffingwell Genealogy, pp. 48, 61-2. 
Old Houses of Norwich, p. 516. 
Vital Records of Norwich, Vol. I, pp. 386, 509. 

82. Elisha 4 Leffingwell (Joanna 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard, 2 
Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. Nov. 4, 1743, at Norwich, Ct. ; he lived 
at Norwich and served as an Ensign in the Revolutionary War; 
d. June 4, 1804, at Norwich, Ct., and was there bur. in Old 
Burying Ground, gravestone; m. June 15, 1766, at Norwich, 
Alice Tracy, b. Oct. 11, 1745, at Norwich; d. Jan. 4, 1807, at 
Norwich, and was there bur. in Old Burying Ground, grave- 
stone. She was a dau. of Dr. Elisha Tracy (b. May 17, 1712, 
at Norwich; d. May 1, 1783; m. June 16, 1743, Y. C. Class, 
1738) and his first wife Lucy Huntington (b. May 28, 1722, at 
Norwich; d. Oct. 12, 1751), of Norwich, Ct. 

Children: 10 (Leffingwell), 4 sons and 6 daughters, all b. in 
Norwich. 

286. i. Dyar, 5 b. April 6, 1767; d. Oct. 5, 1770. 

287. ii. Lucy Huntington, 5 b. Sept. 4, 1768; d. March 27. 



192 1.] Christophers Family, 67 

1853, at Norwich; m. March 12, 1796, Simeon 
Abell, b. , 1767; d. , 1849; 3 children. 

288. iii. Dyar, 2nd, 5 b. Oct. 4, 1770; d. Dec. 5, 1821, at Mid- 

dletown, Vt. ; m. (1) June 7, 1796, Hannah Water- 
man, b. April 13, 1774; d. Jan. 9, 1813, at Middle- 
town, Vt. ; 5 children. He m. (2) Eunice (Sun- 
derland) Brewster, dau. of John Sunderland and 
widow of Ohel Brewster, of Middletown, Vt. ; 1 
child. 

289. iv. Sarah, 5 b. Nov. 27, 1772; d. Jan. 2, 1846, at Milton, 

Wis. ; m. Feb. 3, 1799, Roswell Culver (son of 
Jonathan and Hannah (Huntington) Culver) b. 
Nov. 25, 1775, at Norwich; d. ; 4 children. 

290. v. Alice, 5 b. Aug. 8, 1775; d. Dec. 12, 1848, at Boz- 

rah, Ct. ; m. May 21, 1795, Henry Tracy (son of 
Frederick and Deborah (Thomas) Tracy, of Nor- 
wich, Ct.) ; 8 children. 

291. vi. Elisha, 5 b. Feb. 28, 1778; d. soon after Oct. 24, 

1824, at sea; m. Jan. 10, 1808, Frances Thomas 
(dau. of Simeon and Lucretia (Deshon) Thomas), 
see No. 224, b. April 22, 1784; d. April 7, 1864, at 
Colchester, Ct. ; 9 children. 

292. vii. Nancy, 5 b. Feb. 15, 1781 ; d. July 12, 1835, at Bos- 

ton, Mass. ; m. Sept. 8, 1814, at Bozrah, Ct., Ne- 
hemiah Huntington (son of Elijah and Lydia 
(Baldwin) Huntington, of Bozrah) ; 4 children. 

293. viii. Lucretia, 5 b. Nov. 14, 1782; d. , 1816; m. Dec. 

25, 1803, Elijah Huntington (brother of the above 
Nehemiah Huntington) ; 3 children. 

294. ix. Martin, 5 b. Oct. — , 1784; d. Aug. 31, 1819, at sea; 

m. March — , 1819, Mary Thomas ; no children. 

295. x. Philura Tracy, 5 b. Oct. 2, 1790; d. Oct. — , 1802; 

not m. 

Authorities : 
Leffingwell Genealogy, pp. 48, 62-3, 87-95. 
Brewster Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 416. 
Vital Records of Norwich, Ct., p. 438. 

85. Lucretia 4 Leffingwell (Joanna 3 Christophers, Hon. Rich- 
ard, 2 Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. Oct. 29, 1749, at Norwich, Ct. ; d. 

, at ; m. (1) March 19, 1770, at Norwich, Capt. Henry 

Billings, of Nbrwich, Ct., b. , 1746; d. , 1797, at Port 

au Paix ; he was a sea captain and was active in the Revolution- 
ary War. He was a son of Capt. Roger Billings (b. March 9 

(or 19), 1708; d. ; m. July 3 (or 20), 1729) and his wife 

Abigail Denison (b. ; d. ), of Norwich, Ct. 

Children: 6 (Billings), 4 sons and 2 daughters, all b. at Nor- 
wich. 

296. i. Dudley, 6 b. June 16, 1771. 

297. ii. Henry, 5 b. July 2, 1772. 



68 Christophers Family. [Jan. 

298. iii. Charles, 5 b. Dec. 24, 1774; d. , young. 

299. iv. Lucretia, 5 b. May 29, 1776. 

300. v. Mary, 5 b. Nov. 6, 1777; d. Nov. 7, 1777. 

301. vi. Charles, 2nd, 5 b. June 16, 1781. 

Lucretia 4 (Leffingwell) Billings m. (2) Deacon Thomas Brown, 
of Hebron, Ct. 

Authorities : 
Leffingwell Genealogy, p. 48. 
Old Houses of Norwich, p. 418. 
Vital Records of Norwich, Vol. I, pp. 503-4. 

87. Capt. John 4 Braddick (Lucretia 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard, 2 

Hon. Christopher 1 ), b. ; bap. May 7, 1732, at New London; 

he lived at New London and was a sea captain; d. , at 

m. , int. pub. New London, Dec. 2, 1753, Margaret 

(Pegee) Douglass, b. Oct. 4, 1735; bap. Nov. 9, 1735, at New 

London ; d. , at . She was a dau. of William Douglass 

(b. Jan. 1, 1708, at New London; d. Nov. 12, 1787; m. March 
4, 1730-31, at New London) and his wife Sarah Denison (b. 
June 20, 1710; d. May 12, 1797), of New London, Ct. 

Children: ? (Braddick). I have secured no record of any 
children by this marriage. 

Caulkins' History of New London, p. 476, states: "September 
26, 1760, John Braddick will sail for New York in about six days. 
For freight or passage agree with him at his home," October 10, 
1760, under head of "Custom House clearings," we find, "Braddick 
for New York." 

The Vital Records of Norwich, Ct., Vol. I, p. 530, states : "Nor- 
wich, Conn., January 5, 1785, John Braddick of New London and 
Mary Fountain of Norwich were married by Rev. Matthew Graves 
of New London on the 24 day of May, 1767, in presence of Eliza- 
beth Waterman, Jonathan Lester, Timothy Parker and Deborah 
Parker. Entered on Record January 10, 1785, per Benjamin Hunt- 
ington, Town Clerk." This record may be that of a second mar- 
riage of the above John Braddick who married Margaret Douglass. 

Authorities : 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 231, 296, 620. 
History First Church, New London, p. 499. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 15. 
Douglass Genealogy, p. 84. 
History of Stonington, Ct., p. 341. 
Caulkins' History of New London, pp. 271, 363, 476. 
Vital Records of Norwich, Vol. I, p. 530. 

95. Andrew 4 Palmes (Lucy 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard, 2 Hon. 
Christopher 1 ), b. April 9, 1738, at New London. 

I have secured no further information concerning this indi- 
vidual. 

Authority : 

Miss E. C. Brewster Jones' Notes on female lines of Brewsters (N. Y. 
Gen. and Biog. Society), Book No. 3, Part A. 



1921.] Christophers Family. 69 

98. Elizabeth* Palmes (Lucy 3 Christophers, Hon. Richard, 2 Hon. 

Christopher 1 ), b. , 1751 (see age at and date of death) ; d. 

Aug. 29, 1803, at Norwich, aged 52 y., and was there bur. in 
old graveyard ("up town"), gravestone; m. (1) Feb. 10, 1775, 
at Norwich, Dr. Joseph Coit, b. Sept. 23, 1750, at New London; 
he lived at Hartford, Conn., and was a physician and in the drug 
business in partnrship with Sol. Smith; d. Dec. 18, 1779, at Nor- 
wich, and was there bur. in Old "uptown" burying ground; 
gravestone. He was a son of Joseph Coit (b. Nov. 15, 1698; 
d. April 2y, 1787; m. Jan. 9, 1739-40) and his second wife 
Lydia Lathrop (b. April 10, 1718; d. Jan. 10, 1794), of New 
London and Norwich, Ct. 

Children: 2 (Coit), 1 son and I daughter. 

302. i. Elizabeth, 5 b. Feb. 2, 1777, at Hartford; d. March 

2^, 1810; m. 1798, at Norwich, Nathaniel 

Howland. 

303. ii. Solomon, 5 b. Dec. 21, 1779; d. Dec. — , 1779. 

Elizabeth* (Palmes) -Coit, m. (2) Oct. 15, 1780, at Norwich 
(probably) William Coit (as his second wife), b. Feb. 13, 1735, at 

; he lived at Norwich, and was a ship-master and merchant ; d. 

Nov. 16, 1821, aged 86 y., 6 mo., and was there bur. in old "up 
town" burying ground, gravestone. He was a son of Col. Samuel 

Coit (b. , 1708, at Plainfield, Ct. ; d. Oct. 4, 1792, at Preston, 

Ct. ; m. March 30, 1730) and his first wife Sarah Spalding, of Pres- 
ton, Ct. 

Children: (Coit) None. 

William Coit m. (1) March 21, 1759, at , Sarah Lathrop, b. 

Oct. 2, 1725; d. Feb. 21, 1780. She was a dau. of Ebenezer and 
Lydia ( Leffingwell ) Lathrop, of Norwich, Ct. 

Children: 9 (Coit), 4 sons and 5 daughters, all b. in Norwich. 
Not in Christophers tine. 

2. William, b. April 27, 1761. 6. Daniel, b. April 2, 1768. 

3. Elisha, b. Dec. 22, 1762. 7. Levi, b. April 24, 1770. 

4. Sarah, b. Feb. 11, 1765. 8. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 11, 1772. 
i. Abigail, b. Jan. 26, 1760. 9. Lucy, b. Sept. 9, 1773. 

5. Lydia, b. Sept. 4, 1766. 

Authorities : 
Coit Genealogy, pp. 32, 52, 62, 105. 

E. C. Brewster Jones, Brewster Notes (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Society), Book 
No. 3, Part A. 

Vital Records of Norwich, Ct., Vol. I, pp. 66, 97, 385, 497, 501. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 

147. Elizabeth 6 Christophers (Elizabeth 4 Manwaring, Esther 3 
Christophers, Lieut. John, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Nov, 27, 1764, at 
New London (or Black Point), Ct.; d. June 18, 1851, aged 87; m. 
June 12, 1786, at New London, Ebenezer Holt, Jr., b. Aug. I5 t 



70 Christophers Family. [Jan. 

1760, at New London; he served in the Revolutionary War; d. 
Jan. 30, 1835, aged 75. He was a son of Ebenezer Holt (b. July 
25, 1733, at New London; d. Aug. 19, 1820, aged 87; m. Nov. 4, 
1759, at New London) and Joanna Harris (b. March 22, 1739; d. 
Jan. 12, 1775, in her 36th year), of New London, Ct. 

Children: 11 (Holt), 4 sons and 7 daughters, all b. in New London. 

304. John Christophers, 6 b. May 2, 1787; d. July 29, 1809, at 
Martinique, W. I., aged 22. 

305. Lucretia Christophers, 6 b. Jan. 3, 1789; m. Feb., 1815, James 
Allen of Montville, Ct., and afterwards of Stockton, Cal. 

306. Christopher, 6 b. June 10, 1790; d. April 12, 1822. 

307. Joanna, 6 b. Dec. 25, 1791; d. July 30, 1793. 

+308. Joanna, 2nd, 6 b. Jan. (or Dec.) 21, 1794; d. Oct. 27, 1846, 
aged 52; m. March, 1816, Jason A. Rodgers. 

309. Elizabeth Christophers, 6 b. Feb. 6, 1796; m. Dec. 31, 1816, 
Lester T. Fox. 

310. Mary Mumford, 6 b. March 4^ 1798; m. Enoch D. Ames, as 
his first wife. 

311. Abby Starr, 6 b. Jan. 23, 1800; m. Feb. 5, 1832, Enoch D. 
Ames, as his second wife. 

+312. Francis William, 6 b. Jan. 6, 1802; m. Jan. 4, 1832, Janette 

Harris (dau. of Dyer and Lucinda ( ) Harris of New 

London); 6 children. 

313. Caroline, 6 b. Jan. 31, 1804; m. Charles A. Clark. 

314. Ebenezer, 6 b. Sept. 27, 1805; d. Aug. 26, 1819, aged 14. 
See also records Nos. 177 and 357 to 367, inclusive. 

Authorities: 

Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 317-318. 
History of First Church, New London, p. 485. 
Holt Genealogy, by D. S. Durrie ( 1864), pp. 237, 242, 255. 

161. Sarah 5 Hamlin (Mary 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 8 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Aug. 3, 1730, at Middletown, Ct.; 
d. March 14 (or 15), 1799, at Middletown, Ct.; m. Jan. 16, 1752, 
at Middletown, Gen. Comfort Sage, b. Aug. 22, 173 1, at Middle- 
town Upper Houses, Ct., he lived at Middletown, Ct.; he was a 
merchant and Justice of the Peace, served in the Connecticut 
Assembly 1776-1786, excepting a few years; he was a Colonel 
and afterwards a General in the Revolutionary War; d. March 
14 (or 15), 1799, late in the day, at Middletown. Both he and 
his wife were bur. in the family tomb in Middletown. He was 
a son of Ebenezer Sage (b. 1709; d. Nov. 26, 1748; m. Oct. 22, 
1730) and his wife Hannah Coleman (b. Sept., 1704, at Middle- 
town; dau. of Lieut. John Coleman). Ebenezer Sage lived at 
Middletown Upper Houses, Ct., and was a blacksmith. 

Children: 13 (Sage), 6 sons and 6 dau's., and I sex not stated, all 
b. at Middletown, Ct. 

315. Mary, 6 b. Jan. 30, 1753; m. Jan. 8, 1775, Edward Hallem of 
New London. 

316. Ebenezer, 6 b. May 22, 1754. 

( To be continued.") 



I92I j Westchester County, N. V., Miscellanea. J I 

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y., MISCELLANEA. 



Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol, 

Member of the Publication Committee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LI., p. 258, of the Record.) 

Second Part, Liber D, Land Records. 

P. 25: Israel Honeywell of Westchester, "for love and good 
will, to dutyfull daughter Mary Honeywell;" a negro girl named 
Eli/aged five; Jan. 7, 1708. 

P. 26: John Boyd of Rye, son and heir to John Boyd, dec d; 

Mch. 4, 1708. 

P. 29 : William Davenport, Sr., of the Manor of Fordham, yeo- 
man, to loving son Thomas Davenport of the same place, house and 
land' in Fordham; Jan. 24, 1708/9; "and after my decease and the 
decease of my now wife Mary, to him, his heirs forever." 

P. 32: Thomas Penior, and William Penior father of ye sd. 
Thomas, of ye Town of Mamaroneck, to Henry Disbrow of Ma- 
maroneck, land in Mamaroneck; Aug. 14, 1707. 

p. 33: Josiah Quinby of Westchester, yeoman, and Mary his 
wife, to John Penny late of Fairfield, Conn., weaver, "all yt home 
lott house, orchard, garden" (etc.) "yt was ye residence and dwell- 
ing' house of my Father John Quinby, situate in Westchester, 
bounded on the south by house and orchard formerly of Erasmus 
Alton, now in the tenure or occupation of the heirs of Henry Langly, 
lately 'dec'd.; Sept. 21, 1709. . 

P. 38: Thomas Willett of Flushing, Esq., to his oldest son 
William Willett, a certain parcel of land in Cornell's Neck in the 
County of Westchester; all of which sd. parcel of land and premesis 
formerly were ye estate freehold and inheritance of William Wil- 
lett, Gentleman, dec'd., brother of ye sd. Thomas Willett and from 
him ye sd. William Willett dec'd. by legal descent and right of blood 
descended to ye sd. Thomas Willett. Mch. 28, 1702. _ " 

P 40 : Richard Wing, with the consent of his mother, Catharine 
["Katherin"] Wing, put himself an apprentice to Nehemiah Pal- 
mer of Mamaroneck; Nov. 9, 1709. 

P 42- William Hunt and wife Hannah of Westchester sold 

land in Westchester bordering on "ye orphants land of William 

Barnes dec'd. ;" Jan. 5, 1706. , 

P 48- John Houghton and Daniel Purdy, heirs to their deceased 

fathers Joseph Purdy and John Houghton, petitioned regarding 

land in Poundfield in Rye; Dec. 19, I7°9- „ , . . n 

P co- Nathaniel Underhill, Sr., of Westchester, carpenter, to 

son Nathaniel Jr., all interests in the Town of Westchester reserving 
the interest in the sheep pasture; Jan. 23, 1709/10. 

P k 7 : Joseph Drake, Sr., of Eastchester, yeoman, to Joseph 
Drake, Jr., of the same place, a certain tract of land known as Hope- 
well in Eastchester ; Jan. 5, 1710. 



7 2 Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. [Jan. 

P. 59: Thomas Hunt of West Farms to grandson James Pug- 
gsly, all his half part share in salt marshes; Mch. 14, 1709/10. 

P. 61 : Thomas Hunt, Sr., of West Farms to son-in-law Mat- 
thew and daughter Mary Puggsly of the same place, a certain negro 
girl named Nina; "yt is to say, as soon as it shall please Almighty 
God to take unto himself, me, ye sd. Thomas Hunt, in twenty four 
hours after my sd. decease." Dated Mch. 14, 1709/10. 

P. 75 : Richard Webb of Westchester and wife Hannah, to 
Jonathan Shepherd, all right to land in Bedford by Pine Brook, 
which Richard Webb hath or shall have by virtue of Father John 
Webb's right and my brother John Webb's right in sd. Township of 
Bedford; Feb. 6, 1706/7. 

P. 79 : John Nelson of Mamaroneck, yeoman, to eldest son 
Policarpus Nelson, land in Mamaroneck ; "but allowing unto me, 
John Nelson, one half of the produce of ye orchard during my nat- 
ural life, and paying ten pounds money of this Province to his 
nephew Richard Rogers." Jan. 29, 1707. 

P. 80 : Susan Collard, widow of William Collard, Senr., late of 
West Farms, dec'd., and Abraham Collard, her son, under 22 years 
of age; Feb. 7, 1707. 

P. 86 : Pater Machett of New York City, mariner, son and heir 
of John Machett of New Rochelle, shipwright, dec'd., and Lydia 
his wife, to Elie Pelltreau of ye city aforesaid, tallow chandler; land 
in New Rochelle; Apr. 5, 1710. 

P. 88: Westchester, May 30, 1710. Testimony of Jonathan 
Hazard of Queens Co., aged 72 years or thereabouts; and of Jona- 
than Whelply, aged about 60 years. 

P. 89: John Penny, lately of Fairfield, weaver, and Mary his 
wife, to Josiah Quinby of Westchester, yeoman, all right to house, 
homelot. orchard [etc.], "yt was ye dwelling house of my now father, 
John Quinby, in Westchester;" quitclaim deed Spt. 8, 1708. 

P. 92: Deposition of Hannah Webb, late wife of Richard 
Webb dec'd. ; that she hath paid away her husband's debts and hath 
left of his estate in her hands no more than five shillings. Dec. 24, 
1710. 

P. 93 : Josiah Quinby and Mary his wife, of Westchester, yeo- 
man, to Robert Hustis, all homelot etc. of his father, John Quinby, 
lately dec'd. Oct. 2, 1710. 

P. 94: Thomas Hunt, Sr., of West Farms, and Joseph Hunt, 
son of ye aforesd ; to Mattew Puggsly of Queens Farms in Queens 
Co., Nassau Island ; one half of 100 acres of land in Thomas Hunt's 
Patent; Dec. 6, 1707. 

P. 95: Thomas Baxter, Sr., and lawful wife Rebecca, of West- 
chester, to beloved son John Baxter, land on Throgg's Neck ; Apr. 
16, 1711. 

P. 97: John Baxter of Westchester to honoured father, Capt. 
Thomas Baxter, Sr. ; 1710/11. 

P. 99 : John Horton, ye son and heir apparent to dear dec'd. 
father, Capt. John Horton of Rye, in consideration of yt filial duty, 



192 1.] Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea, 73 

love and respect I have and bear unto loving and tender mother 
Rachel Horton, now surviving my sd. dec'd. father, and for the love 
I bear unto all my surviving brethren * * * quitclaim unto each 
and every one of them, all right title and interest that hath been 
lodged and invested in me by reason of ye sudden and unexpected 
death of my sd. dec'd. father. Unto loving brother Daniel I do en- 
lein and confirm my dec'd. father's will and pleasure, that my sd. 
brother Daniel should have my aforesaid father's right and title in 
ye White Plains Purchase. * * * Unto loving brothers Jonathan 
and Caleb Horton, the land in Poundfield, save only 30 acres. Unto 
youngest brother James Horton, my father's land he purchased of 
Conkling. Memorandum. It is further agreed that if it should 
please God to prolong the life of our said mother, and that she con- 
tinue a widow until our sd. brother James become to perfect age, 
that the sd. James shall enter upon possession of the homestead, 
save only ye house with orchard and homelot and one acre of land. 
1711. 

P. 101 : Mary Galpin, widow and relict of John Galpin of Rye, 
sold land in White Plains to John Hawkins; 1710/n. 

P. 102 : John Gardner of Westchester, to loving wife Hannah, 
all movable estate and also the use and improvement of all unmov- 
able estate "until my son Thomas shall come of age ; but if my sd. 
relict should marry, then she shall resign up ye remainder of my 
above recited movables with the house and land which shall be put 
into ye full possession of my son Thomas ; and also my seven acres 
of meadow." Dec. 26, 17 10. 

P. 103: John Horton of Rye, yeoman, to well-beloved brother- 
in-law, Isaac Covert, of the same place, yeoman; a certain lotment of 
land in Rye called Wills Purchase; Apr. 1, 1710. 

P. 107: Thomas Shute and wife Susanna of Eastchester, to 
John Shute of the same place ; "all my half of the homelot, house" 
[etc.] "which said lot was formerly my father Richard Shute's 
dec'd.;" in Eastchester; Dec. 3, 1711. 

The items formerly published in previous volumes of the Record 
have been omitted from the above, which have been taken in regular 
order from liber D, which liber contains two parts ; the first being all 
court records, and the second all land records. 

Liber E, Land Records, Westchester Co., N. Y. 

P. 9: William Fowler, Sr., of Flushing to son William Fowler 
of Rye; 240 acres of land in Harrison Purchase, Parish of Rye; 
Jan. 3, 171 1. 

P. 9: William Ward of Pelham Manor, to father-in-law John 
Pell, Proprietor of said Manor, Esq. ; land in ye Manor aforesaid ; 
Apr. 26, 1712. 

P. 11 : Bonds of arbitration, between Israel Honeywill, Sr., and 
John Baxter, his son-in-law; regarding land near Col. Heathcote's 
mill ; 171 2. 

P. 12: Land sold in Westchester, mentioned as bordering on 
land purchased by William Richardson of one Catherine Fanks, late 



74 Westchester County, N. K, Miscellanea. [Jan. 

widow of Jacob Young; by and with the consent of her then hus- 
band, John Fanks; June 6, 1712. 

P. 13: Incorporated in the above deed; "ye right of John By- 
vanck, father of ye sd. Evert Byvanck." 

P. 14 : Andris Handsen Berheyt and wife of New Rochelle, to 
son Johannes Handsen Berheyt of the same place, yeoman; land in 
New Rochelle; Feb. 25, 1711/12. 

P. 15: Ambrose Sycard, Sene., of New Rochelle, yeoman, to 
son James Sycard of the same place, yeoman; land upon an island 
belonging to sd. Town, "joining with my [his] brother Ambrose 
Sycard;" Mch. 29, 1712. 

P. 16: Ambrose Sycard, Senr., to son Ambrose Sycard, land 
adjoining David Sycard's, "with yt be divided in even proportion 
between sd. Ambrose Sycard and David Sycard, as per deed of sale ; 
also five acres more I bought of my Honoured Father Ambrose 
Sycard, Senr., bounded by James Sycard's land, to ye sd. Ambrose 
Sycard, Jr., his heirs forever." Mch. 29, 1712. 

P. 17: John Pell, Senr., of the Manor of Pelham, Proprietor of 
ye same, to son Thomas Pell, land in ye Manor aforesaid, May 3. 
1712. 

P. 19 : Freegrace Adams of Rye, weaver, and wife Mary, to 
Moses Galpin of the same place, weaver, all that land and meadow 
"yt were given to me and my wife by my Honoured Father and 
Mother-in-law, namely John Galpin and Mary Galpin; to have and 
to hold during my said mother-in-law, Mary Galpin's natural life, 
and after her decease, forever." May 7, 171 1. 

P. 23 : Moses Galpin of Rye, Batchelor, to Godfrey Hains of 
Mamaroneck, ropemaker, "all my own half lotment of land which I 
had from my father Philip Galpin, situate in Rye;" Apr. 17, 1711. 

P. 26: Henry Taylor of Flushing, to daughter Mary Taylor, 
land in Rye; Aug. 11, 1712. 

P. 30: Andrew Nodden, Junr., of New Rochelle and Susan his 
wife, sold land in New Rochelle to Ann Swere of the City of New 
York, widow, and Caesar Swere of the same place, batchelor ; Jam 
29, 171 1. 

P. 32 : Thomas Glean of Newtown, Nassau Island, blacksmith, 
and Mary his wife, to John Yates of Flushing, cordwainer, land in 
Rye, 800 acres ; "ye equal half of a tract of 1600 acres belonging to 
Mary, ye wife of sd. Thomas Glean and Rebecca her sister, which 
was bought for ye abovesaid Mary and Rebecca, with the money 
which their father Wildye sent them home from ye seas. Ye sd. 
tract was purchased by Capt. Willson of New York; Apr. 2, 1711. 

P. 37: Capt. Jonathan Hart of Rye, mariner, and Hannah his 
wife, and Monmouth Hart their son, yeoman, sold land in Rye to 
Daniel Purdy son of Joseph Purdy, Esq., dec'd., of the same place ; 
Mch. 15, 171 1. 

P. 38: Joseph Horton of Rye, to son-in-law Roger Park, "half 
my homelot in White Plains and half my right in the White Plains 



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Purchase," Jan. 24, 1699/1700. [Joseph Horton married the widow 
of Roger Park, Sr., of New York CityJ 

P. 41: "Jonathan Dowes" [Vowles?] "of Rye," yeoman, to 
son-in-law Roger Park of the same place, batchelor, land in Rye; 
Feb. 21, 171 1. 

P. 4iy 2 : Moses Galpin of Rye to Daniel Purdy son of Justice 
Joseph Purdy, dec'd., of the same place, yeoman ; land in Rye ; May 
7, 171 1- 

P. 45: Jane Horton and Joseph Horton of Rye "do exchange 
our lot given us by our father Budd, with John Budd of Southold ;" 
June 8, 1673. "This exchange confirmed by Isaac Arnold and Jno. 
Tutfield, Executors of Mr. Jno. Budd's estate, lately deceased." 

P. 47: Daniel Jones of Bedford, to brother Josiah Jones of 
the same place, the north right of his whole right of land in the 
New Purchase; [Bedford] May 14, 171 1. 

P. 49: Jonathan Shepherd of Bedford sold land bounded by 
that of Stephen Holmes, late of Greenwich, dec'd. ; Mch. 9, 1712. 

P. 50: John Pell, Sr., of the Manor of Pelham, to son John; 
land in said Manor; Mch. 28, 1713. 

P. 56: Joseph Boyles of Bedford sold land in Bedford; for- 
merly granted to Zachariah Roberts, dec'd.; Apr. 4, 1712. 

P- 57 : John and Thomas Richardson, heirs to William Richard- 
son of Westchester, had previously sold land, 1713. 

P. 64: Edward Ffitzgerald of Eastchester, schoolmaster, 
bought land in Eastchester ; May 10, 1714. 

P. 67 : Pierre Vallean of New Rochelle, son and heir to Ezaias 
Vallean, late of the same place, dec'd.; Jan. 20, 1713/14. 

P. J2 : John Tompkins, Sr., of Eastchester, for love and good- 
will, to natural son John Tompkins, June., of the same place; "all 
my homelot, which was formerly my father-in-law, William Hay- 
den's, dec'd.;" Apr'l 3, 1708. 

P. J2> '• Peter Brown, Sene., of Rye, yeoman, to son-in-law 
Francis Purdy, June., and daughter Sarah Purdy his wife, land in 
Rye on Penings Neck, reserving the use of timber and a parcel of 
fresh meadow that he had of his honoured father-in-law, John Dis- 
brow, dec'd. His wife Rebecca, if she survive him, to have one 
third of the movable estate, "according to the laws of our Province 
or Colony of New Yorke." Apr. 25, 1714. 

P. 74: A receipt from John Baxter and wife Elizabeth, to 
John Baxter, Jr.; Oct. 18, 1713. 

P. 79 : William Fowler of Flushing to son Joseph Fowler ; land 
in Harrison Purchase, Township of Rye, bordering on land of his 
brother William [son of William of Flushing] ; Dec. 18, 1713. 

P. 82 : Robert Stivers, late of Eastchester, carpenter, ack- 
nowledges to have received from father-in-law, John Yeats of 
Flushing; full satisfaction of all portions of money due his wife 
Rebecca, June 10, 1714. 

P. 84: Ebenezer Jones, Sene., of Mile Square, to William 
Jones ; land in Mile Square next William Jones's house and orchard, 



76 Westchester County JV. K, Miscellanea. [Jan. 

and bounded by land of Ebenezer Jones, Jr., Cornelius Jones and 
Joseph Jones; and another lot bordered by land of Benjamin Jones 
and Nathaniel Jones ; May 29, 1714. 

P. 91 : "Then appeared Hachaliah Brown and Francis Purdy, 
Gentn., aged the former seventy years and the other sixty-four or 
thereabouts," and testified regarding the marking out of the Old 
Westchester Road to the King's Road ; and that it was marked where 
the old road formerly went. 

P. 96: Jonathan Rockwell of Norwalk had a dispute with Gar- 
rat Travis of Rye ; concerning land in Rye of which his father, John 
Rockwell of Rye, dec'd., possessed; and received satisfaction from 
Philip Travis, the oldest son of Garrat Travis, Jan. 23, 1707/8. Gar- 
rat Travis, with wife Catherine, in 1705, "being in a suffering con- 
dition by reason of age," did give to son James Travis, certain 
deeds to his estate; but appointed a new trustee, Jan. 4, 1707/8. 

P. 98: William Sherwood, eldest son and heir of Thomas Sher- 
wood, sometime of Fairfield in Connecticut, planter, sold to Adolph 
Phillips, Esq., of New York City, merchant ; land in Mile Square in 
Eastchester ; reserving 21 acres now in the possession of his 
sister Evis Sherwood ; May 26, 1705. 

P. 102: Ann Gueyon, widow and relique of James Gueyon late 
of New Rochelle, sold land in New Rochelle, running south to the 
creek, "and as my Father-in-law Jaques Guion writings now at large 
will make appeare." Mch. 25, 1714/15. 

P. H4: Joseph Purdy, son of Francis Purdy of Rye, yeoman; 
sold land in Rye to John Clapp of Ponfield in Rye; Oct. 8, 1715. 

P. 123: Rachel Neufile, widow and relique and administratrix 
of the estate of Jno. Neufile, late of New Rochelle; sold land in 
New Rochelle; Apr. 2, 1716. 

P. 126: Andrew Nodine of New Rochelle, "unto son Andrew 
Nodine, June. ; now living with me" * * * "and going to be mar- 
ried, God Willing;" a house and lot in New Rochelle and the Manor 
of Pelham ; Mch. 29, 1705. 

P. 126: Amos Browner, son of Abraham Browner and his wife 
Hannah, born ye 17th of Nov., 1714, in ye Burrough and Town of 
Westchester. 

P. 140: "John Russell, son of Marmy Duke [Marmaduke] Rus- 
sell, late of Westchester, with the consent of Elizabeth Russell ; his 
mother; hath put himself an apprentice to Benjamin Griffin of Ma- 
maroneck, yeoman ; ye art or Mistery of a husbandman wch he now 
useth or followeth to be taught, and wth him after the manner of 
an apprentice." May 7, 1717. 

P. 141 : Joseph Hunt, Esq., of Westchester, from Richard Mills 
of Cohansie in West Jersey ; a certain houselot in Westchester, which 
was formerly laid out to his grandfather, Richard Mills, (of which 
he is sole heir). Oct. 30, 1714. 

P. 146: George Teppet of Yonkers, and Dorcas his wife, to 
brother Henry Tippet; 98 acres of land in Yonkers; June 22, 1717- 



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P. 147: "George Tippet of ye Yonkers sends greeting; Whereas 
there is a piece of land and part of ye homelot whereon ye sd. George 
Tippet now lives at ye Yonkers, which was used for a burying place 
for a great many years past by ye two families of Betts and Tippits ; 
and whereas Abigail Betts, widow of Joseph Betts and ye guardian 
of ye children of Samuel Betts dec'd., have allowed some considera- 
tion therefore in ye division of land called Yonkers ; ye said George 
Tippets doth grant and confirm ye said land to remain a burying 
place forever;" June 22, 1717. 

P. 152 : A public highway laid out in the County of Westchester. 
Beginning at a public highway at ye north side of Jeremiah Fowler's 
land yt he bought of Coll. Heathcote, and running to marked trees, 
4 rods wide until it comes to ye White Plains in ye Township of 
Rye, May 1717. 

P. 153: John Baxter of Westchester, yeoman, sold land to 
Thomas Baxter which he bought of his father, Thomas Baxter, 
dec'd., and land which he bought of his father-in-law Israel Honey- 
well, dec'd.; Sept. 10, 1717. 

P. 159: Roger Park of Mennuisane Island, sold land on that 
island, to William Fowler of Rye, weaver, 1715. 

P. 163: Robert Mitchell and Phebe his wife administrators of 
the estate of Richard Thorn, late of Madmans Neck in Hempstead, 
Queens Co. ; to Thomas Baxter of Westchester ; land in Westchester, 
bounded by land formerly belonging to Thomas Baxter, Senr., 
dec'd.; Apr. 4, 1716. 

P. 167: Zachariah Roberts of Stamford, Conn., son and heir 
of Zachariah Roberts of Bedford, dec'd. ; a quitclaim to land pur- 
chased by Zachariah Roberts and Jacobus Van Cortlandt in 1703; 
land in Bedford ; Oct. 3, 1717. 

P. 172: William Davenport, Jr., of West Farms, and wife 
Martha, and Thomas Davenport, sons of William Davenport, Deed 
of 1718. 

P. 181 : Mary Sheerwood of Rye, widow of Stephen Sherwood, 
dec'd. ; and Mary Sherwood daughter of ye aforesaid Stephen Sher- 
wood, dec'd. and Mary Sherwood, sold land in Wills Purchase; 
Dec. 24, 171 5. 

P. 183: Thomas Penoyer of Stamford, Conn., sold his interest 
in Mamaroneck to Caleb Heathcote; Dec. 26, 1716. 

P. 186: Ephriam Merritt of Rye sold to brother Thomas Mer- 
ritt of the same place, yeoman ; land etc. in Rye ; "now in possession 
of honored father, Thomas Merritt ;" Dec. 26, 1718/19. 

P. 190: John Parent son of John Parent, with the consent of 
his father, hath put himself an apprentice unto Jonathan Ferris; 
Feb. 5, 1718/19. 

P. 194 : Ann Swinny, daughter of Henry Swinny, a poor child 
of the Parish of Westchester; apprenticed to Clement Daniel and 
wife, until she come to 21 years of age. June 22, 1717. 

P. 201 : Thomas Mullinax, June., and wife Alice, living at Rail- 
way in ye bounds of Elizabethtown in New Jersey, to Horseman 



J 8 Westchester Connty, N. V., Miscellanea. [Jan. 

Mullinax; all right in lands which did belong unto father Thomas 
Mullinax, Senr., of Westchester; Sept. n, 1705. 

P. 203: John Baxter and wife Mary, of Westchester, sold to 
Thomas Baxter, Sr. land in Westchester, bordering on land that 
was his father Thomas Baxter's, now in possession of mother, Re- 
becca Baxter; Sept. 16, 1718. 

P. 207 : Isaac Dedham of Rye, sold land to Christopher Bridges ; 
bounded by land formerly owned by ye late John Ogden, dec'd., and 
all lands in Rye formerly owned by Jacob Pierce, dec'd.; Mch. 15, 
1718. 

P. 210: John Pell, Senr., Esq., of Pelham Manor, to son Thomas 
Pell; 1719. 

P. 211: Rebecca Baxter, widow of Thomas Baxter, Senr., to 
daughter called Phebe Baxter; one negro girl named Diana; Dec. 

3i, 1717. 

P. 212: Susanna Contan of New Rochelle; sold land border- 
ing that of Peter John Drone, dec'd. ; May 20, 1719. 

P. 215: Thomas Hunt and Elizabeth his wife of West Farms, 
to grandson of sd. Thomas Hunt, James Pugsley ; land in West 
Farms; Feb. 28, 1718. Issue of Matthew Pugsley and Mary his 
wife. 

P. 223: Miles Oakley, Senr., of Westchester, yeoman, to 
brother Thomas of ye same place, carpenter ; land in the Long Reach 
Patent; May 14, 1719. 

P. 230: Prudence Winter's [Minter?] daughter, the daughter 
of Thomas Baxter, Jr., of Westchester, Jan. 9, 1719. 

P. 230: George Tippet of Yonkers, dec'd., father to George 
Tippet, yeoman, now living at the same place; May 14, 1718. 

P. 232: Miles Oakley, Senr., Alderman of Westchester, to son 
Miles Oakley, property in Westchester; Dec. 7, 1719. 

P. 236: George Tippet of Yonkers, yeoman, and Abigail Berts, 
widow of Joseph Betts, late of the same place, yeoman, dec'd. ; 
"true owners of land in Yonkers; sold same June 11, 1717; and 
Daniel Clark, guardian to the heirs of Samuel Betts, dec'd., for- 
merly one of the proprietors of sd. land, gave his consent;" June 
19,1717. 

P. 242 : John Bugbee of Westchester, yeoman, sold to Miles 
Oakley, Esq., "all such right estate title interest or demand what- 
soever, as I ye sd. John Bugbee hath or ought to have, of in or to 
one half of 14 acres which formerly did belong unto Edward Wal- 
ters, dec'd.; lying near Bronkis;" Mch. 30, 1719. 

P. 252 : William H,unt of Piscataway in Middlesex County, New 
Jersey, blacksmith, to James Hunt of Westchester ; a bond for one 
thousand pounds. John Hunt, Esq., late of Westchester, did be- 
queath unto sd. James Hunt, his son, several parcels of land; sd. 
William Hunt the eldest son. 

Verified at White Plains, Oct. 22, 1920, by Theresa Hall Bristol. 
( To be continued^ 






iq2i.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 79 

THE TIBBITTS OR TIBBETTS FAMILY. 
Descendants of George Tippett of Yonkers, N. Y. 



Contributed by William Solyman Coons 



(Continued from Vol. LI, p. 359, of the Record.) 

46. Charles H 8 Tibbetts, by his first wife, Mary Day ; 1 child, 

viz. : 

136. i. Lillian, 9 b. , i860 or 1861 ; m. Harvey Bowen 

and lived in Schenectady and Kingston, N. Y., and 
in Westfield, N. J., at which latter place her hus- 
band d. in 1913. In Feb., 1919, she was living at 
East Orange, N. J.; two children, viz.: 

1. Raphael F , 10 b. , 1882; d. July 9, 1883, 

aged 1 year, at Kingston, N. Y. 

2. Erminie, 10 b. Nov. 11, ? at Schenectady, 

N. Y.; d. Feb. 24, 1912, at Westfield, N. J.; m. 
Edward Reeve ; no children. 

Charles H 8 Tibbetts by his second wife, Harriet L. 

Ward, 7 children, viz. : 

137. ii. Clara Belle, 9 b. June 19, 1873; m - (0 Frank Pitts, 

who d. in 191 3. She lived with her first husband 
at Syracuse, N. Y. ; Brooklyn, N. Y., and Tampa, 
Fla., after his death she returned to Syracuse, 
N. Y., and m. (2) June 2, 1917, George S. Clark, 
Three children by her first husband, viz.: 

1. Kenneth W , 10 b. Nov. 25, 1897, at Syra- 
cuse; d. (drowned) June 29, 1910, in Sheeps- 
head Bay, near Brooklyn, NL Y. 

2. Dorothy, 10 b. Aug. 16, 1902, at Syracuse. 

3. John H , 10 b. April 3, 1908, at Brooklyn, 

N.Y. 

138. iii. Rosamond A , 9 b. April 3, 1875; m. Sept. 9, 

1908, Charles F. Wood and lives at North Strat- 
ford, N. H. ; no children. 

139. iv. Charles E , 9 b. May 26, 1881 ; d. Aug. 31, 1881 

140. v. C Cleveland, 9 b. June 28, 1884; m. Grace Hunt 

(dau. of Rev. W. W. Hunt) Sept. 1, 1909, and lives 
at Uncasville, Conn. He is a Methodist clergyman 
and Pastor of the M. E. Church there; two chil- 
dren, viz. : 

1. Eleanor, 10 b. Aug. 15, 1910, at Wickford. R. I. 

2. Gladys H , 10 b. Jan. 18, 1913, at Wickford, 

R. I. ; d. April 26, 1919. 

141. vi. Le Grand, 9 b. July 31, 1887; m. Aug. 19, 1905, 

Edna G. Clary. He is a travelling salesman resid- 
ing temporarily at Elmira, N. Y. ; no children. 



So The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Jan. 

142. vii. Everett A , 9 b. Oct. 21, 1888; d. (from burns), 

Sept. 15, 1892. 

143. viii. Evelyn A , 9 b. Nov. 9, 1896; lives at Syracuse, 

N. Y.; not m. 

48. Samuel C 8 Tibbetts and his wife Viola Hurlbut; 1 child, 

viz. : 

144. i. Zilpha L , 9 b. Aug. 2, 1867; d - J ul y *7> l %93> 

m. Wheaton Miller and had 1 child who d. in 
birth with his mother. They lived at Batavia, N. Y. 

50. James E 8 Tibbetts and his wife Mary Isbell; 5 children, 

viz.: 

145. i. Lewis J , 9 b. June 21, 1872; d. Aug. 22, 1892; 

not m. ; lived at Albany and Albion, N. Y. 

146. ii. Lena A , 9 b. Oct. 18, 1874; resides at Mt. Ver- 

non, N. Y. ; not m. 

147. iii. Jennie, 9 b. Jan. 12, 1878; resides at Mt. Vernon, 

N. Y. ; not m. 

148. iv. Fred M , 9 b. Nov. 20, 1880; m. July 1, 1908, 

Avis M. Hull, and lives at Mt. Vernon, N. Y. ; one 

child, viz. : 

1. James H , 10 b. Feb. 16, 1910. 

149. v. Ralph E , 9 b. Feb. 2, 1883; m. June 13, 1908, 

Myra D. Thorndike and lives at Winchester, Mass. ; 
two children, viz. : 

1. Mary I , 10 b. June 4, 1910. 

2. Martha T , 10 b. Oct. 15, 1912. 

53. Mary 8 Tibbetts and her husband Alonzo Comstock; seven 
children, viz. : 

150. i. Caroline, 9 b. June 18, 1861 ; lives at Schenectady, 

N. Y. ; not m. 

151. ii. John, 9 b. April 27, 1863; m. July 28, 1891, Jennie 

Eastman and lives at Longmont, Colo.; two chil- 
dren, viz. : 

1. Mildred E , 10 b. May 19, 1892; m. June 

— , 19 14, James Belisle and lives at Boulder, 
Colo. ; no children. 

2. John, 10 b. Oct. 18, 1898. During the recent war 
he served in the U. S. Army and was stationed 
in the Hawaiian Islands ; not m. 

152. iii. Lucy, 9 b. Aug. 22, 1864; lives at Schenectady, 

N. Y. ; not m. 

153. iv. Frederick L , 9 b. Aug. 22, 1864 (twin) ; m. Oct. 

21, 1896, Martha Low; lives at Gloversville, N. Y. ; 
one child, viz. : 

1. Frederick L , 10 b. May 15, 1898; studied at 

Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. ; not m. 

154. v. Norman H , 9 b. June 4, 1868; d. Nov. 24, 1908; 

m. Ida Flansburg, April 8, 1896, and lived at Long- 



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The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 8 1 

mont, Colo., where his widow still lives ; 4 children, 



viz. 



1. Alonzo B , 10 b. April 15, 1897; lives at Wil- 
cox, Neb. ; not m. 

2. Katherine Alice, 10 b. Nov. 17, 1899. 

3. Norma Lucy, 10 b. Dec. 10, 1904. 

4. Norman H , 10 b. Jan. 5, 1909. 

ice v i. Elizabeth, 9 b. April 20, 1872; m. July 10, 1907, J. 

G. French, and lives at Gloversville, N. Y.; no 

children. 
ir6. vii. Jane, 9 b. June 3 (or 19?), 1874; m June 26, 1907, 

Lieut. Earl E. Harvey, and lived at Cocoanut 

Grove, Fla.; 4 children, viz.: 

1. Norman C , 10 b. May 5, 1909- 

2. Mary, 10 b. Oct. 3, 191 1. 

3. Elizabeth, 10 b. June 16, 1913. 

4. Earl E , 10 b. April 3, 1917. 

54. Elizabeth 8 Tibbetts and her husband Stephen Merchant; 6 
children, viz. : 

ic 7 . i. Electa S , 9 b. Aug. n, 1868; m David M. 

Chambers, and lives at Schenectady, N. Y. ; 1 child, 



viz. 



1. Ethel M , 10 b. June 11, 1892; lives with her 

parents ; not m. 

158 ii. Emma C , 9 b. June 1, 1870; m Charles A. 

Clute ; he died June 23, 1917, and she lives at Balls- 
ton Spa, N. Y. ; no children. 

1 eg iii. Helen M , 9 b. March 12, 1872 ; m Fred A. Jen- 
nings, and lives at Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; 2 children, 
both unm., and residing with their parents, viz. : 

1. Irene, 10 b. Sept. 11, 1898. 

2. Mary, 10 b. July 8, 1900. 

160. iv. Elizabeth T , 9 b. Aug. 5- ^75; ™- Egbert L. 

Lockrow, and lives at Scotia, N. Y.; 2 children, 
viz. : 

1. Gertrude A , 10 b. July 15, IQ^ 2 - 

2. Wilbur, 10 b. Sept. 30, 1905. 

161 . v. Stephen H , 9 b. July 2, 1878 ; m Jessie A More- 

house, and lives at Burnt Hills, N. Y. ; 6 children, 

viz. : 

1. Stephen M , 10 b. Dec. 5, 1905. 

2. Doris E , 10 b. Aug. 16, 1907. 

3. Laura A , 10 b. April 27, 1909. 

4. Marjorie A , 10 b. June 10, 1910. 

5. Ruth A , 10 b. July 30, *9H- 

6. Albert C , 10 b. June 1, 1916. 

162. vi. Charles L . 9 b. March 7, 1881 ; m. Charlotte Ed- 
wards, and lives near Ballston Center, JN. Y.; 3 
children, viz. : 



82 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Jan. 

1. Lois C , 10 b. March 6, 1905. 

2. Charles L , 10 b. Aug. 23, 1906. 

3. Horace E , 10 b. May 29, 1909. 

56. Martha 8 Tibbetts and her husband John Wheeler, 2 children, 

viz. : 

163. i. Lewis T , 9 b. Feb. 1, 1875; d. June 14, 1876. 

164. ii. Adele, 9 b. May 24, 1877; m. Aug. 30, 1899, Frank 

S. Betts, and lives near Ballston Center, N. Y. ; 2 
children, viz. : 

1. Esther W , 10 b. June 27, 1905. 

2. Isabelle McBride, 10 b. Sept. 20, 1909. 

57. John Henry 8 Tibbetts and his wife Helen G Vibbard; 

5 children, viz. : 

165. i. Dr. Willard H , 9 a dentist, b. Oct. 6, 1870; m. 

(1) Frances Glover, who d. in 1912; he m. (2) Jean 
Horsburgh; he resides in Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; 2 
children, one by each wife, viz.: 

1. Edgar G , 10 b. April — , 1902. 

2. Marian J , 10 b. April — , 1915. 

166. ii. Mary A , 9 b. Oct. 21, 1871 ; d. Aug. 14, 1872. 

167. iii. Elmer, 9 b. March 21, 1873; d. May 29, 1919; m. 

Anna Thayer, and lived at Newburgh, N. Y. ; no 
children. 

168. iv. John V , 9 b. Oct. 17, 1874; d. April 2, 1912; m. 

Carrie B. Waite, and lived at Schenectady, N. Y., 
where his widow still lives ; two children, viz. : 

1. Reba G , 10 b. Oct. — , 1902. 

2. Lawrence H — — , 10 b. Dec. — , 1904. 

169. v. Rowland L , 9 b. Jan. 25, 1882; m. Mrs. Edna 

M. (Schaler) Morey, and lives at Schenectady, 
N. Y. ; no children. 

64. Charles Henry 8 Dinsmore and his wife Catherine McGraw; 
5 children, viz. : 

170. i. William Arthur, 9 b. June 25, 1874; m. , 1910, 

Inez Dana, of Syracuse, N. Y., and lives at East 
Syracuse, N. Y. ; no children. 

171. ii. Margaret Ellen, 9 b. Feb. 12, 1876; m. March 6, 

1902, Herman Wright, and lives near Lyons, N. Y. ; 
2 children, viz. : 

1. Dorothy Dinsmore, 10 b. March 23, 1905. 

2. Marian Rebecca, 10 b. June 20, 1912. 

172. iii. Charles Garfield, 9 b. Sept. 26, 1880; not m. ; lives 

at Clyde, N. Y. 

173. iv. Mary- Emilv, 9 b. Sept. 29, 1882 ; not m. ; teacher at 

Lake Placid, N. Y.- 

174. v. Frank Ralph, 9 b. Dec. 14, 1891 ; m. Oct. 29, 1910, 

Ethel Williams. He is a farmer living near Clyde, 

N. Y. ; 1 child, viz. : 

1. Catherine Agnes, 10 b. Sept. 23, 1914. 



1921.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 83 

66. James 8 Tibbetts and his wife Ella Barber; 4 children, the 
names and dates of births and deaths of the first three not 
known, viz. : 

175. i. George W , 9 b. , about 1873; m. ? and 

lives in California; I child, viz.: 

1. , 10 name, etc., not known; he enlisted in 

the U. S. Navy. 

68. G. Delos 8 Tibbetts and his wife Maria E. McMullen; 7 chil- 
dren, viz. : 

176. i. James D , 9 b. Jan. 11, 1869; d. Aug. 29, 1896; 

not m. ; lived at Galen, near Clyde, N. Y. 

177. ii. George G , 9 b. Jan. 28, 1879; m - Feb. 18, 1908, 

Bertha E. Miller. He now occupies his grand- 
father's old homestead ; no children. 

178. iii. Edith M , 9 b. July 5, 1881 ; m. June 20, 1908, 

Harlow S. Chapin, and lives at Huron (P. O., Wol- 

cott), N. Y. ; 1 child, viz.: 

1. H. Reid, 10 b. May 11, 1910. 

179. iv. Olive R , 9 b. March 18, 1883; d. Aug. 11, 1885. 

180. v. Florence E— — , 9 b. Feb. 21, 1886; m. Dec. 25, 1908, 

0. George Bond, and lives at Fulton, N. Y. ; no 
children. 

181. vi. Harrison, 9 b. Oct. 15, 1889; d. Nov. 25, 1889. 

182. vii. Lena M , 9 b. Dec. 30, 1890; m. Nov. 26, 1910, 

James E. Noble, and lives on a farm near Clyde, 
N. Y. ; 2 children, viz. : 

1. Lynn E , 10 b. June 17, 1912. 

2. Maurice J , 10 b. July 13, 1913. 

69. Mary 8 Aurano and her husband Marcus Frisbie ; 3 children, 
viz. : 

183. i. Elizabeth, 9 b. Dec. 2, 1863; d. Nov. 21, 1876. 

184. ii. George S , 9 b. July 12, i860; m. Jessie Ban- 

croft, and lives at Ithaca, Mich. ; no children. 

185. iii. Carrie C , 9 b. Oct. 17, 1869; m. Milo Ballard, 

and lives at Davisburg, Mich. ; 2 children, both 
single and living with parents, viz. : 

1. Marguerite, 10 b. Feb. 20, 1894. 

2. Harold. 10 b. May 16, 1897. 

70. Alanson M 8 Aurand and his wife Caroline B. Fuller; 7 

children, viz. : 

186. i. Mattie B , 9 b. May 26, 1869; m. Dec. 22, 1892, 

Lipe Bailey; she d. Nov. 7, 1905; they lived at 
Venice. Mich., and had 6 children, viz.: 

1. Frank, 10 b. Nov. 7, 1893; d - » I ^9^- 

2. Muriel, 10 b. Nov. 29, 1896. 

3. Robert. 10 b. March 25, 1898. 

4. Grace, 10 b. April 12, 1902. 



84 The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Jan. 

5. Dorothea, 10 b. about Sept. 8, 1905 ; d. about 
Sept. 29, 1905. 

6. Doris, 10 b. about Sept. 8, 1905; twin. 

187. ii. Naomi A , 9 b. Aug. 21, 187 1 ; not m. ; lives at 

Davisburg, Mich. 

188. iii. Zilpha E , 9 b. Sept. 3, 1877; m. Feb. 21, 1898, 

George De Witt, and lives at Fenton, Mich.; 1 
child, viz. : 

1. Gladys E , 10 b. Oct. 1, 1899; not m.; lives 

with parents. 

189. iv. Bertha E , 9 b. March 31, 1880; m. March 20, 

1900, John Wycoff, and lives at Davisburg, Mich. ; 
4 children, viz. : 

1. Leo T , 10 b. Nov. 2, 1902. 

2. Stewart A , 10 b. Nov. 9, 1906. 

3. Winifred I , 10 b. Sept. 19, 1908. 

4. Alton L , 10 b. March 23, 1913. 

190. v. James C , 9 b. May 12, 1882; m. Aug. 9, 1905, 

Iva Holloway, and lives on a farm; near Gaines, 
Mich. ; 4 children, viz. : 

1. Harold, 10 b. Aug. 20, 1906. 

2. Clifton, 10 b. May 3, 1910. 

3. Ellennore, 10 b. Jan. 2, 1913; d. March 9, 1913. 

4. Ruth L , 10 b. May 25, 1917. 

191. vi. John A , 9 b. Jan. 19, 1888; not m. ; lives at Pon- 

tiac, Mich. ; he was recently in the U. S. Army. 

192. vii. Virgil E , 9 b. March 6, 1890; not m. ; has served 

in the U. S. Navy for over 4 years. 

75. William Henry 8 Manning and his wife Jane Beadle; 2 chil- 
dren, viz. : 

193. i. Ida B , 9 b. Nov. 10, 1875; m. Dec. — , 1893 

John E. W'aite, and lives at Spencer, N. Y. ; no 
children. 

194. ii. Rufus G , 9 b. June 5, 1879; m - Aug. 28, 1901, 

Emma B. Bliven, and lives at Spencer, N. Y. ; 2 
children, viz. : 

1. Grace H , 10 b. Aug. 5, 1906. 

2. Bion J , 10 b. July 6, 1909. 

82. George W 8 Tibbetts and his wife Delia Root ; 4 children, 

viz. : 

195. i. Elmer, 9 b. , 1876; ml ? and lives in N. Y. 

City ; no children. 

196. ii. Lillian M , 9 b. ; d. , 1887, aged 2.y 2 

years. 

197. iii. Le Roy, 9 b. ; d. , 1888, aged 3 months and 

23 days. 

198. iv. Pearl, 9 b. , 1890; m. Arthur Shepherd, and 

lives at Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; no children. 



1 92 1.] The Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. 85 

George W 8 Tibbetts (No. 82) and his second cousin 

George G 9 Tibbetts, of Clyde, N. Y. (No. 177) and George 

W 9 Tibbetts, of California (No. 175), share the honor of 

bearing the ancient Christian name of their first known Ameri- 
can ancestor, George 1 Tippett, of Yonkers, N. Y., which name 
has been in constant use in the family for nearly 300 years. 

84. Norman Gilbert 8 Tibbetts and his wife Helen S. Moss ; 3 
children, viz. : 

199. i. Julia Adella, 9 b. Aug. 31, 1885; m. Jesse Fancher, 

and lives at Gloversville, N. Y. ; no children. 

200. ii. Clarence Gilbert, 9 b. Oct. 24, 1887; m - Pearl Ben- 

nett, and lives at Scotia, N. Y. ; no children. 
201 iii. Norman Le Roy, 9 b. March 31, 1896; m' v Marian A. 
Christian, and lives at Gloversville, N. Y. ; no chil- 
dren. 

88. Abigail Jane 8 Tibbitts and her husband Solyman H. Coons ; 
5 children, viz. : 

202. i. William Solyman, 9 b. May 14, 1863; m. Dec. 29, 

1897, Mrs. Ann (McKnight) Van Valkenburgh 
(dau. of Nelson McKnight, of Athens, N. Y.) He 
graduated from Colgate University, and entered 
the Baptist ministry from which he retired some 
years ago ; he now resides at Albany, N. Y. ; he is 
the compiler of these records ; no children. 

203. ii. Burton H , 9 b. Nov. 17, 1864; m. Dec. 13, 1891, 

Alice Bateman, and lives near Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; 
2 children, viz. : 

1. Ruth I , 10 b. Dec. 11, 1892; m. Hyland 

Patrick, Sept. 27, 1915, and lives at Mechanic- 
ville, N. Y. ; 1 child, viz.: 

1. Vincent, 11 b. June 21, 1917. 

2. Burton S , 10 b. March 29, 1898; not m. ; 

he lives at Ballston Spa, N. Y. While still un- 
der age he volunteered for service in the U. S. 
Army in the great war and saw a long period 
of active service in France. 

204. iii. Ida J , 9 b. May 12, 1866; m. Feb. 19, 1891, 

Samuel G. Slade, of Ballston, N. Y., and lives at 
Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; 4 children, viz. : 

1. Oscar H— , 10 b. April 12, 1894; m'. Louise 
Spencer, and lives at Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; no 
children. 

2. Clarence B , 10 b. March 16, 1896; m. Elsie 

Arnold, and lives at Ballston Spa, N. Y. ; 1 
child, viz. : 

1. Kathleen E ," b. Feb. 28, 1919. 

3. Phebe J , 10 b. Sept. 10, 1897; not m.; she 

is a school teacher and resides with her parents. 



86 Tht Tibbitts or Tibbetts Family. [Jan. 

4. Ralph S , 10 b. July 15, 1S99; d. Sept. 5, 

19 18, drowned in Lake George. 

205. iv. Ella Mae. 9 b. Aug. 25, 1869; d. Oct. 25. 1S69. 

206. v. Caroline E , 9 b. Jan. 5. 1875; m - ^ ct - 2 < I 9 OI > 

Dudley R. Kathan, M.D., and lives at Schenectady, 
X. V. Mr. Solyman H. Coons, her father, who is 
now past 82 years of age. makes his home with her. 
She has 2 children, viz. : 

1. Mildred C , 10 b. Sept. 17, 1902. 

2. Norman D , 10 b. Sept. 1, 1904. 

89. William Frank* Tibbitts and his wife Jennie Clapper; 2 
children, viz. : 

207. i. Harry. 9 b. Jan. 21, 1882; m. Minnie Garthner, and 

resides at Hudson. X. Y. ; 2 children, viz.: 

1. Minnie. 10 b. Sept. 3, 1901 ; lives with parents; 
not m. 

2. Ednafa M , 10 b. Feb. 15. 1903; lives with 

parents ; not m. 

20S. ii. Claude C . 9 b. Feb. 15. 1887; m. Martha Wirth, 

and lives at Albany. X". Y. ; 1 child, viz. : 
1. Ward F , 10 b. Dec. 7, 1916. 

90. Lorenzo B s Tibbitts and his wife Matilda Van Horn; 

6 children, viz. : 

209. i. William S . 9 b. Aug. 17. 1870; m. June 21. 

1893. Anna Breining. and lives at Albany, X. Y. 
He is a successful and prominent business man. op- 
erating a large cold storage warehouse at Troy. 
X T . Y. ; 4 children, viz. : 

1. Dorothy W , 10 b. April 12. 1805; m. April 

i~. iojo. Harrv M. Simmons, and lives at Al- 
bany, X. Y. 

2. William C *• b. March 3. 1897; m. April 

26. 1920. Julia Yerch. and lives at Albany, 
X. Y. : he was in the U. S. Army in the great 
war. 

3. Grace M , 10 b. Feb. 17. 1900; not m. 

4. Frederick M , 10 b. April 24. 1906. 

210. ii. Lillie M . 9 b. Sept. 25. 1872; d. Oct 31. 1873. 

211. iii. Cora B • b. Jan. 25. 1874: d. May 5. 1904: 

not m. 

212. iv. Lorenzo J . 9 b. Jan. 24. 1876; m. (1) Sept. — . 

1800. Ella M. Pulver. who d. in 10 — ? he m. (2> 
April 14. 1015. Mrs. Mertie (Snyder^ Silliman. 
He lives at Rensselaer. X". Y. : no children. 

213. v. Arthur B . 9 b. Oct. 20. 1880: m. May — . 1905, 

Charlotte M. Ladd, he lives at Albany. X. Y. : no 
children. 



1921.] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. 87 

214. vi. Lotta M , 9 b. Sept. 15, 1887 (or 1888); m. 

June 24, 1907, Percival \V. Harrig, M.D., and lives 
at Albany, N. Y. ; 3 children, viz. : 

1. Ruth'T , 10 b. March 10, 1909. 

2. Percival \Y . 10 b. Aug. 21, 1915. 

3. George A , 10 b. March 28, 1918. 

93. Frances Antoinette 8 Tibbetts and her husband Henry 
Howe ; 4 children, viz. : 

215. i. Charles, 9 b. Aug. 13, 1866; m. Edith M. Cornick, 

and lives at Saginaw. Mich.; no children. 

216. ii. Nellie, 9 b. Aug. 24, 1868; d. Dec. 12, 1917; m. Lafe 

Lamson, and lived at Bay City, Mich. ; no children. 

217. iii. Edward F , 9 b. Feb. 3, 1876; m. Jan. 1, 1902, 

Helen Hope Hathaway ; he lives at Highland Park, 
Mich. ; 2 children, viz. : 

1. Donald H , 10 b. Nov. 9, 1902. 

2. Katherine S , 10 b. March 12, 1909. 

218. iv. Frances. 9 b. Jan. 18, 1879; m - George Bebee, and 

lives at Andover, N. Y. ; 3 children, viz. : 

1. Frances A . 10 b. Aug. 22, 1901. 

2. Jason N , 10 b. Jan. 23, 1903; d. July 17, 

I9I3- 

3. Gertrude A , 10 b. Nov. 7. 1908. 

With the above data we conclude our history of Gilbert 5 Tip- 
pett's descendants. Except for a few later items, the family rec- 
ords have been brought down as far only as the latter part of 19 18 
and the early part of 1919. Though much is missing from both parts 
of this family history, it is hoped that the facts which have been 
gathered and have been here published and preserved, will be of 
much interest and value to all members and friends of the Tibbetts 
cr Tibbitts family. 



CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO PUBLISHED 
GENEALOGICAL WORKS. 



Every gleaner in the field of genealogical research has met with errors in 
printed volumes which, left uncorrected, carry mistaken conclusions to the end 
of time. This department has been inaugurated in an endeavor to correct such 
spurious data. Readers are requested to forward for publication here cor- 
rections of every such error, and such further additions to printed genealogies 
as are found, that due recording of the same may be made. The authority for 
the statement must be furnished, with name and address of contributor. 



The following notes are given elaborating certain records found 

in Austin's Dictionary of Rhode Island, viz. : 

1. Richard 3 Carder (John. 2 Richard 1 ), b. ? m. June — , 

17/00, Mary Richardson (see Austin's Gen. Die. of R. I., p. 

273), he. d. , 1707, about. 



88 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [Jan. 

Children: 4 (Carder) daughters, viz.: 
i. Mary, b. Sept. 29, 1700; bap. Stonington, June 10, 1706, 

First Church, 
ii. Lydia, b. Aug. 2, 1702; bap. Stonington, June 10, 1706, 

First Church, 
iii. Rachel, b. Sept. 4, 1704; bap. Stonington, June 10, 1706, 

First Church, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. ? bap. ? 

Mary Carder (the mother of these children) owned the covenant 
First Church, Stonington, June 10, 1706, and on the same day had 
her first three children baptized there. 

From the Probate Records of New London, Court held Dec. 11, 
171 1, Administration was granted on the estate of Captain Richard 
Carder, late of New London, deceased, unto Stephen Richardson, of 
Stonington, Conn. At the Court held March 11, 1711-12, the inven- 
tory of the estate of Captain Richard Carder, late of New London, 
deceased, was exhibited by Mr. Stephen Richardson, administrator ; 
amount of inventory £141-02-11. The ages of the children of the 
deceased as given at foot of the inventory is as follows : 

Mary, aged 10 years. 

Lydia, aged 8 years. 

Rachel, aged 6 years. 

Elizabeth, aged 3 years. 

Mrs. Mary (Richardson) Carder, widow of Richard 3 Carder, 
m. (2) Lake. 

Mrs. Mary Lake, made oath as to the ages of the above children 
on Jan. 9, 1710-11. At the Court of Probate, New London, March 
12, 1711-12, Stephen Richardson, administrator of the estate of 
Captain Richard Carver, late of New London, deceased, renders an 
account of charges, disbursements, etc., amounting to £1-15-3. 
Whole inventory £198-18-11 ; remaining for division, £197-3-8. The 
Court distributed as follows : To relict, Mrs. Mary Lake £45-04-06 
and £20-0-0; balance to four daughters, £32-17-3^2 apiece. Free- 
holders appointed to divide. Court July 8, 17 12. Stephen Richard- 
son, administrator of the estate of Richard Carder, presented a di- 
vision to the Court made by the freeholders to relict and four daugh- 
ters. Court March 13, 1711-12 records receipt from Mary Lake to 
Stephen Richardson, administrator of the estate of Capt. Richard 
Carder, for her portion. Court, March 13, 1711-12, Division of 
estate of Captain Richard Carder, as made by freeholders : 

To Mary Carder, daughter of deceased, £35-02-08. 

To Lydia Carder, daughter of deceased. £35-02-08. 

To Rachel Carder, daughter of deceased, £35-02-08. 

To Elizabeth Carder, daughter of deceased, £35-02-08. 

The above referred to Stephen Richardson was probably a 
brother or possiblv the father of Mary (Richardson) Carder. The 
Richardson family was probably of Stonington. The church 
records of that town show a Stephen Richardson of that town, with 
children baptized from Stephen, Mary and Amos baptized all on 



1921.] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. 89 

June 19, 1681, down to a Jemima, baptized June 19, 1692. This is 
probably the family to which Stephen Richardson, the administra- 
tor, belonged, and it is apparent that he may have been either the 
father or the brother of Richard 3 Carder's widow, Mary (Richard- 
son) Carder-Lake. 

82. William Ross (see Austin's Gen. Diet, of R. /, p. 168) m. Han- 
nah Hungerford (see deeds). She was a daughter of Thomas and 
Hannah ( Willey) Hungerford. He died 1712. 

Children: 3 (Ross) sons, viz.: 
i. William, whose record is given correctly in Austin, 
ii. John, whose record is given correctly in Austin. 

Hi. Thomas, b. ; d. July 21, 1719; m. Sept. 29, 1715, Patience 

Hempstead (dau. of Joshua 2 and Elizabeth (Larrabee) Hemp- 
stead). She m. (2) July 6, 1721, James Hodsell (see Church 
Records, New London), and d. Aug. 9, 1725. No issue by either 
husbands, 
iv. Ann, whose record is given correctly in Austin, 
v. Mary, whose record is given correctly in Austin. 

Old Haddam Records, Book 2, p. 184, gives : Jan. 4, 1718, by 
and of this date John Spencer of Haddam, east side, conveys land 
to his brother, Isaac Spencer, and warrants against it the claim of 
sister Hannah Ross, whose maiden name was Hungerford. Book 
2, p. 197 — April, 1719 — Hannah Ross, of the plantation of the Nar- 
ragansetts in Rhode Island, conveys land in Haddam to John 
Spencer of Haddam. that did belong to her brother (i. e., half- 
brother) Peter Blackford, deceased. 

83. Caulkins' History of Norwich, Conn., p. 225, states : 

"Chapman. Joseph Chapman, probably son of William of New 
London, adm 1715 ; died June 10, 1725. His wife Marcy died seven 
days previous. Eight children are recorded. Two of the sons, Moses 
and Daniel, are on the list of Separatists in 1748." 

The Vital Records of Norwich, Conn, (published form), Vol. I, 
p. 81, gives as follows: 

"[86] The names & age of ye children of Joseph Chapman and 
Marcey his wife, as followeth: 

1. Joseph Chapman, was born ye 5th day of April, Anno 1708. 

2. Mary Chapman, was born ye 17th day of Septr, 1709. 

3. Moses Chapman was born ye 10th day of Novembr, 171 1. 

4. Sarah Chapman was born ye 9th day of Janury, 171 3-14. 

5-. Ezekiel Chapman was born ye 3rd day of March, 1715-16. 

6. Aaron Chapman was born ye 12 day of July, 1718. 

7. Daniell Chapman was born ye 10 day of Janury, 1720-21. 

8. Simon Chapman was born ye 22d day of April, I7 2 3- 

Joseph Chapman died ye 10th day of June 1725. 
Mare Chapman died ye 3rd day of June 1725." 
The Joseph Chapman whose death is here recorded as having 
taken place June 10, 1725, is the Joseph Chapman, the father of the 



QO Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. []an. 

above recorded eight children, and it was from this source of infor- 
mation that Miss Caulkins got her record of his death. 

That the Joseph Chapman who died June 10, 1725, was the father 
of the above eight children and not the son Joseph Chapman who was 
born April 5, 1708, is rendered evident from the Vital Records of 
Norwich (printed form), Vol. I, pp. 100-101, wherein is recorded the 
two marriages of this Joseph Chapman (b. April 5, 1708), first on 
Feb. 9, 1727, to Mary Taylor, who died Nov. 4, 1727; and second, 
Oct. 22, 1728, to Elizabeth Ormsby. 

The death of the Mare Chapman above recorded as having 
taken place "3rd day of June 1725," was evidently taken by Miss 
Caulkins to be the record of death of the wife of Joseph Chapman 
who died June 10, 1725. Miss Caulkins was in error in her conclu- 
sion. The death on the 3rd of June, 1725, was in all liklihood the 
death of the daughter Mary Chapman, the second of the above named 
children who was born June 17, 1709, which will be shown to be so 
from consideration of the following facts. 

The Probate Records of New London show as follows : 

Court, April 29, 1729: Administration granted to Thomas Carew 
of Norwich on the estate of Joseph Chapman, late of Norwich, 
deceased; the widow and eldest son being present and desiring the 
same. 

Court. June 23, i~i 3 : Thomas Carew. administrator estate of 
Joseph Chapman submits an account of debts, etc., and the Court 
distributes, as follows : 

To the widow i/3d. 

Then follows a statement of what the others get. 

This Court proceeding shows that the z<.'idozi.' of Joseph Chap- 
man was alive in 1/43 and did not, as Miss Caulkins states, die "7 
days previous" to the death of her husband. 

From the Land Records of Norwich, Vol. 6, p. 11, we gather: 
May 23. 1729. "Whereas Mercy, the now widow of William 

Chapman, was formerly the wife of Joseph Chapman of Norwich. 

aforesaid, deceased, etc., etc." 

It will from the above quoted facts be quite evident that Joseph 
Chapman, the father of the above mentioned 8 children died June 
10, 1725. He was survived by his widow Mercy, who subsequently 
married a William Chapman some time prior to May 23, 1729; and 
that William Chapman, her second husband had also died prior to 
May 23, 1729; she (the widow of Joseph and William Chapman suc- 
cessively) was alive on June 23. 1743. when she was allotted one- 
third of the estate of her first husband. Joseph Chapman. 

When Joseph Chapman died June 10. 1725. none of his children 
were of ace a< will be seen by reference to the dates of their respec- 
tive births. On April 29, 1720. when Thomas Carew was made 
administrator of the estate of Joseph Chapman, the latter's eldest 
son. Joseph Chapman, was but 24 days beyond his date of coming 
of age, and although probably too young to be appointed adminis- 



1 92 1.] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. gi 

trator of his father's estate, he probably desired his interests to be 
protected, as his mother had married a second time and been a sec- 
ond time widowed. In 1743, the youngest of the children of Jos- 
eph Chapman (^viz.: Simon) was approaching man's estate and 
hence the settlement of the estate that year, a legal transaction then 
fully matured and desirable in order to release the administrator, 
Thomas Carew. Col. C. D. Parkhurst, 

Xo. 189 William Street, New London, Conn. 

84. A Remarkable Case of Mistaken Identity. 

In both the Lee and Lord family genealogies, as given in the 
Salisbury Notes, it is insisted upon that Thomas Lord, born in Dec, 
1645; married in 1693 to Mary Lee, born Sept. 2, 1671, the daugh- 
ter of Thomas 2 Lee, and his first wife Sarah Kirtland, and that this 
Thomas Lord died June 27, 1730. 

This insistance is in spite of various and valid objections made 
by good authorities against any such marriage. Chief among such 
objections is the fact that Thomas Lee had a second daughter, Mary, 
born April 2^, 1679, who, as will soon appear, married (1) Joseph 
Beckwith; (2) Capt. Daniel Sterling, and (3) Capt. Riggs. Hence, 
having such a second daughter, the first Mary, born Sept. 2, 1671, 
must have died in infancy. 

At the time the Salisbury Charts and Notes were gotten out a 
certain reference book (Hempstead's Diary) was not then generally 
available and its contents were known to but a very few, and even 
to them in but a limited degree. Had this book been available, and 
its contents then known, probably the matter would have been set- 
tled then and there. Let us see, therefore, what this Diary has to 
say on the subject. 

On page 684 we find the following : 

"Apl. 10, 1757. Sunday. I was out all day, and in the eve at 
Colonel Stephen Lee's to visit Mrs. Riggs, widow of Captain Riggs, 
late of Derby. She is my kins-woman, and own sister to Colonel 
Lee; her first husband was Captain Joseph Beckwith, and her sec- 
ond Deacon Sterling of Lyme. She was the third daughter of my 
Uncle Lee, who lived and died in Lyme, and was the first of his 
name there, and came over a child with my grandmother in the first 
settlement of this country. He had two sisters, one was mother of 
the family of Hides in Norwich and Lebanon, etc." 

The relationship of Joshua 3 Hempstead, the writer of the above, 
and the Lee family is clear and explicit. Thomas Lee came to Amer- 
ica, as a child, with his mother Phebe, whose husband Thomas died 
with the small-pox on the voyage over. The widow, Phebe (Brown) 
Lee, married (2) Greenfield Larrabee and had a daughter Elizabeth, 
who married Joshua 2 Hempstead (Robert 1 ), and thus became the 
mother of Joshua 3 Hempstead, the writer of the Diary. Hence, 
Elizabeth Larrabee, Joshua 3 Hempstead's mother, and Thomas 2 Lee 
were half-brother and sister, and of course Thomas 2 Lee was 
Joshua's half -uncle, and his children all half-cousins to Joshua. 



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The above extract from the Diary is, therefore, correct in its 
statement of relationship. It completely disposes of the case of the 
second Mary Lee, born April 23, 1679, an d her three marriages and 
husbands ; and, when we stop to look, it does more than that as we 
will now see. 

For it is stated positively and unequivocally, that this second 
Mary Lee "was the third daughter of my Uncle Lee," which could 
only be the fact because of the death of the first daughter Mary, 
born Sept. 2, 1671. 

For Thomas 2 Lee's children were: 

John, born Sept. 21, 1670. 

Mary, born Sept. 2, 1671. 

Thomas, born , 1672. 

Sarah, born Jan. 14, 1674-5. 

Phebe, born Aug. 14, 1677. 

Mary, born April 23, 1679, etc., etc., the last two being by the 
second wife Mary De Wolf. 

We therefore see that the second Mary was actually the fourth 
daughter and it is to be reasonably supposed that, if the first Mary 
had lived, and had married to Thomas Lord, old Joshua Hempstead 
would have known about it, and would have had something to say 
about it, not only as an unusual case, but to give this second Mary 
her proper place in the list of daughters. But he does not mention 
the matter at all ; and, to make this second Mary be the third daugh- 
ter, leaves us with the only alternative that the first Mary died in in- 
fancy, and had long since passed out of old Joshua's immediate recol- 
lection. 

It may be remarked that the name Thomas Lord is not indexed 
as being in the Diary. A few Lord names appear ; and it is reason- 
able to suppose that had a Thomas Lord married one of old Joshua's 
cousins, and especially had there been tzuo cousins Mary Lee, he 
would have spoken of it somewhere. 

Thomas 2 Lee, the father of these two Marys, left a will dated 
June 9, 1703, proved Feb. 20, 1704-5. In it he provides for his wife 
Mary, six sons, and daughters Sarah, Phebe, Mary, Elizabeth, and 
younger daughters Hannah and Lydia. 

It will be noted that Mary is here also the third daughter, all 
of these daughters being in the order of birth, and nothing said 
about any "elder," or other, daughter Mary. And, as the woman 
who married Thomas Lord was alive in 1730, when her husband's 
will was proved and Inventory submitted, the excuse that she was 
dead when Thomas 2 Lee made his will will not hold ; and, had she 
been his daughter, she undoubtedly would have been mentioned. 

We can, therefore, dismiss the case as undoubtedly a case of mis- 
taken identity, and say with all certainty that Thomas Lord did not 
marry a Mary Lcc, daughter of Thomas 2 Lee. 

And we might further end the account right here ; but that would 
leave Thomas Lord's wife "in the air," an absolutely unknown 



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woman; whereas, by a little further examination, we may establish 
a reasonable supposition as to who she was. 

That Thomas Lord had a wife Marah (or Mary) is beyond all 
doubt. In his will dated Mch. 10, 1719-20, proved Nov. 10, 1730, 
he provides for a wife Marah, and makes "Wife Marah and son 
Thomas executors." In the record the name "Mrs. Mary Lord, 
widow, and executrix made oath to the Inventory Nov. 10, 1730." 
But in every other case the name appears as Marah. 

The Lee and Lay families are more or less confused with each 
other in the Salisbury Notes. For instance, it is made to appear that 
John Lay, the younger, born Sept. 21, 167O, was the one to marry 
Sarah Marvin ; whereas there was no John Lay born on that date ; 
but there was a John Lee so born, the first child of Thomas Lee and 
Sarah Kirtland, who married Feb. 8, 1692, Elizabeth Smith, of 
Lyme. 

Now, the birth records of Lyme show that there was a daughter 
Marah born March 21, 1678, to John Lay, Jr. This John Lay, Jr. 
(as then called), was he with a wife Sarah, and he died Nov. 13, 
1696, aged 63 ; and the wife Sarah died June 12, 1702. This was 
John 2 Lay, the Elder, and, so far as known, no further record of 
this daughter Marah has ever been found. 

The names Marah Lay, and Mary Lee, are so similar as to be all 
but identical in sound, and, in the old handwriting of the day, could 
be easily taken one for the other. They belong to the same period, 
and the two women lived in the same town ; they were near each 
other in age, Mary Lee born Sept. 2, 167 1 ; Marah Lay born Mch. 21, 
1678; hence we have in this Marah Lay a perfectly good substitute 
for the Mary Lee that Thomas Lord did not marry. 

There are objections to this supposition, which it is to be un- 
derstood, is hypothetical entirely. Chief among such objections 
would be perhaps the relative ages of the two, and the age of Marah 
Lay at the date given for the marriage, 1693. 

Thomas Lord is said to have been born in Dec, 1645 » marrying 
then in 1693, he was 48 years of age at the time of marriage, and 
was 33 years older than Marah Lay, who was about 15 at the time 
of the marriage in 1693. 

But the case is not bettered much on the supposition that he 
married Mary Lee, born Sept. 2, 167 1. He was still 48 when mar- 
ried in 1693, was about 26 years older than this Mary Lee, who was 
22 years of age in 1693. 

We all know that inhabitants were few, and women were scarce 
in the early days of the settlement of the Colonies. The men had 
to choose from such women as there were, the widows, possible sis- 
ters, and the daughters of brother settlers. Hence, there may not 
have been any one for Thomas Lord to marry until his 48th year, 
and his choice of a young girl of but 15 years of age may have been 
the only choice he had. Fully as strange, and perhaps as unusual 
marriaees took place elsewhere in the early Colonial days, and there 
is nothing in this hypothetical case to render it impossible. 



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As having a possible bearing on the age of Thomas Lord, and 
others, and also as to when he married, the tax list under Andros, 
Aug. 27, 1688 (Register Vol. 34, p. 371 et seq.), may be of interest. 

This tax list shows : 

"Tho. Lord, 1 person, house, land, Cattle taxed on £26-00-00," 
showing that, in 1688, he was then a full grown and single man, 
with quite a lot of property. The tax list shows him to have been 
single, as he was only taxed for one person. 

This same tax list shows: 
'John Lay, Senior 2 persons, house, lands, cattle taxed on £120- 

0-0. > 
"John Lay, Junior 2 persons, house, lands, cattle taxed on £92- 

10-00. 
showing that Thomas Lord, and these two Lays (father and son) 
all lived in the same town of Lyme, and that the two Lays were 
married men. 

This tax list of Lyme is of further interest as it shows a total 
number of but seventy-one families, or adults, taxed in 1688, cer- 
tainly not a very large sized town. 

Taking everything into consideration it would seem as a rea- 
sonable supposition that Thomas Lord's wife was Marah 3 Lay, dau. 

of John 2 Lay, John 1 and his wife Sarah ( ). 

Col. C. D. Park hurst, 
No. 189 William Street, New London, Conn. 

85. Ludlow-LeRoux Notes 

This is a correction of the Note on the Le Roux Family to be 
found at the bottom of page 151, Vol. L., New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Record, in the article entitled, "Gabriel 2 Ludlow 
(1663-1736) and his Descendants." 

Pierre or Pieter Le Roux, it is stated in the above referred to 
article, died in New Rochelle in 1710. It is true that his will was 
probated in that year and that his wife was named Alida. But 
"Alida la Roux, widow of New Rochelle," was married at New 
Rochelle on Aug. 26, 1708, to Frederick Bolelt (Bolt), a Stras- 
burger (see Records of the Protestant Lutheran Congregation in 
New York, a manuscript in the possession of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society). They resided at New Rochelle 
(New York). 

The census of New Rochelle, taken by Le Roux as constable in 
1698, gives Alida's age as 24 (see New York Col. MSS., Vol. 42, p. 
59, New York State Library, Albany), and the Census of 1710 
(twelve years later) gives the age of "Allida Bolt" as 36. The names 
of Frederick and Alida Bolt are followed by the names of the Le 
Roux children (see Documentary History of New York, Vol. 3, p. 
571). All of which seems to prove that while the will of Pierre (or 
Pieter) Le Roux was probated in 1710, yet he, himself must have 
died prior to Aug. 26, 1708, when his widow married, a second time, 
to Frederick Bolelt (Bolt). Richard Webber, 

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SOCIETY NOTES. 



A Regular Meeting of the Society was held on Friday evening, November 
19, 1920, at 8:30 P. M. 

John Edwin Stillwell, a Trustee of the Society, presided at the meeting 
and announced from the chair the appointment of the following committees: 

Auditing Committee : — Francis Effingham Laimbeer, Chairman, Paul 
Allen, M. D., Ralph Adrian Gushee. 

Nominating Committee : — Henry Woodward Sackett, Chairman, William 
Seton Gordon, George Tuttle Brokaw, Frank Scott Gerrish, Samuel Thorne, 
Jr. 

The presiding officer also announced the deaths of the following named 
members which have occurred since the last meeting of the Society : — Samuel 
Putnam Avery, died Sept. 25, 1920; George Samuel Dearborn, died May 29, 
1920; Francis Guerin Lloyd, died Oct. 6, 1920; Russell Wellman Moore, 
died July 31, 1920; Charles King Morrison, died Oct. 18, 1920; Hon. Levi 
Parsons Morton, died May 16, 1920; Mrs. William Walter Phelps, died Aug. 
31, 1920, and Spencer Joseph Estey, died Nov. 14, 1920. 

The Chairman announced the election of the following members : — Miss 
Emma Avery Welcher, Hartford, Ct, Life Member by inheritance ; Mrs. 
Washington Everett Connor, Life Member ; George Henry Fox, M. D., Ralph 
Adrian Gushee, Archibald Chetwood Kains, Mrs. Charles Parke Logan, 
Andrew Purdy, Mrs. John Kouwenhoven Vanderveer, Cornelius Clarkson 
Vermeule, all Annual Members, proposed by John R. Totten. P. T. Hoag- 
land, Corresponding Members to represent Greene County, N. Y. ; Milton 
Thomas, Corresponding Member to represent Troy and Albany, N. Y., and 
contiguous territory. 

The presiding officer also announced that the next meeting of the Society 
would be on December 10th, 1920, when Arthur Lord, Esq., President of the 
Pilgrim Society of Plymouth, Mass., and a member of the Pilgrim Tercen- 
tenary Commission and a Vice-President of the American Bar Association 
would address the Society on the subject of "The Pilgrim Tercentenary." 

Dr. Stillwell then introduced the speaker of the evening, Samuel H. 
Wandell, Esq., who delivered a lecture entitled "Aaron Burr and his Times," 
which lecture was illustrated by numerous stereopticon illustrations of por- 
traits of Aaron Burr and members of his family. 

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motion was seconded by Mr. Edward McKinstry Whiting and unanimously 
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displayed upon the walls of the lecture hall, namely: 

Loaned by John Edwin Stillwell, M. D. 

1. Profile Portrait of Burr, used by Parton & Davis in their books, by 

Vanderlyn. 

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5. Portrait of Theodosia Burr, by Vanderlyn. 

6. Portrait of Burr, by Vanderlyn, loaned by Walter Jennings, of 9 East 

70th St. 

7. Portrait of Theodosia Burr, by Gilbert Stuart, loaned by Miss Annie 

Burr Jennings, a Life Member and a Donor of the Society. 



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Member of the Society. Loaned by the United States District Court 

for the Southern District of New York, through the courtesy of Judge 

Learned Hand. 

The meeting then adjourned to the library where refreshments were 

served. 

A Regular Meeting of the Society was held on Friday evening, December 
ioth, at 8:30 P. M., the President, Clarence Winthrop Bowen in the chair. 

The presiding officer announced the death of the following named member 
which occurred since the last meeting of the Society: Francis Lynde Stetson, 
Life Member, died December 5, 1920. He also announced the election of 
the following members : George Henry Babcock, Annual Member, proposed 
by Andrew Purdy; Walter Huntington Bond, Annual Member, proposed by 
Mrs. Levi Holbrook; Mrs. Charles King Morrison, Annual Member, pro- 
posed by John R. Totten ; William Emerson Peck, Annual Member, pro- 
posed by George Henry Fox, M. D. ; Mrs. Jansen Woods, Annual Member, 
proposed by John R. Totten. 

Mr. Bowen then introduced the speaker of the evening, Arthur Lord, Esq., 
of Boston, President of the Pilgrim Society of Plymouth, Mass., and member 
of the Pilgrim Ter-Centenary Commission and a Vice-President of the 
American Bar Association who addressed the Society on the subject of the 
Pilgrim Ter-Centenary. 

William Elliot Griffis, D. D., with a few remarks moved a vote of thanks 
be extended to Mr. Lord for his timely and most interesting address; this 
motion with felicitous comments was seconded by Austin Barclay Fletcher, 
Esq. The motion was unanimously carried and Mr. Bowen tendered the 
thanks of the Society to Mr. Lord. 

The meeting then adjourned to the Library for refreshments. 



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Recollections of the Revolution and the Empire, from the French of 
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In her "Journal" Madame de La Tour du Pin relates all the notable inci- 
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Her memoirs were written from time to time, with long interruptions. 
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At her death in 1853, she left the manuscript to her only surviving son, 
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In his Preface, the Comte de Liedekerke-Beaufort says that with the 
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at Chislehurst in January, 1873, and it seems as though the time had now 
arrived for an unprejudiced story of his career. After the catastrophe of 
Sedan, there was a violent reaction in France from the Napoleonic idolatry 
of the Second Empire. Condemnation ran to as great an extreme as worship 
had gone before. The Napoleonic legend was torn to tatters,' and the central 
figure of its revival was held responsible for all the misfortunes of 'I'annee 



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terrible.' From an over-rated hero, Napoleon the Third was transformed into 
an equally impossible demon. Time has now checked the reaction, and 
softened the rage of the iconoclasts. The wrong of the Peace of Frankfort 
has been undone, and the glorious tricolor of the Empire and the Republic 
once more floats over the 'lost provinces' of Alsace and Lorraine. 

While Napoleon the Third possessed but little of the administrative ability, 
and none of the military genius, of the Great Emperor, he certainly was far 
from deserving the title of 'Napoleon the Little' bestowed upon him by Victor 
Hugo. Compared with the leaders of public opinion in other countries during 
his time, with Cavour in Italy, with Disraeli and Gladstone in England, even 
with Bismarck in Prussia, he cannot be considered inferior. Time has shown 
the 'Iron Chancellor' of Germany in his true proportions. The German prop- 
aganda is better understood now than it was a few years ago. In his memoirs 
Bismarck has related cynically, and even vauntingly, the story of the falsified 
Ems dispatch, which precipitated the Franco-Prussian war, the whole blame 
for which at the time and for years afterwards, was laid at the door of 
France. 

In the days of disaster which followed, with equal injustice, all the mis- 
fortunes of France were attributed to the Imperial regime. The Nation, which 
had refused to provide for adequate military preparedness, threw the whole 
blame upon the Emperor. If the French eagles had been borne in triuumph 
to Berlin, as after Jena in 1806, Napoleon the Third would have been ac- 
claimed by all the world as the worthy successor of Napoleon the Great. 
Because, prematurely old, and already suffering from a mortal malady, he 
failed, the world united to decry and belittle him. 

But, whatever the final verdict of History may be, upon these controverted 
points, there can be no doubt as to the fact that Louis Napoleon Bonaparte 
was one of the dominating personalities of the great Nineteenth Century, 
and one of the most interesting characters in history. The story of his life 
reads like the pages of a great historical novel, and may well be called The 
Romance of an Emperor."' 

The life of the last of the French Emperors is penned by Mr. Geer in a 
readable and easy style which will lend an additional attraction to a topic 
so replete with historic romantic interest. For is there a period of modern 
history so romantic as that of the Second Empire of France? This brief 
Imperial episode, crowning as it did the political chaos of France which 
extended from the downfall of Napoleon First until its establishment ; spring- 
ing as it did from the cabalistic intrigues of those times, lived its destined 
short career and collapsed with the debacle of 1870. 

Yet as Mr. Geer so truly states, the entire blame of France's failure in 
the Franco-Prussian War should not be placed upon the shoulders of the 
last of its Emperors. 

The whole of France at that time was filled with administrative and com- 
mercial corruption which resulted in a condition of utter unpreparedness in 
the supply departments of the French Army, which may be said to have been 
one of the primary causes of the French defeat at Sedan. We speak feelingly 
today of the corruption and profiteering which seem to be the inevitable 
outcome of the conduct of war. In France however this period of corruption 
and profiteering pre-dated the war and resulted in an unforeseen lack of 
preparation which foreordained its defeat. In view of our recent experience 
with this same foe, we may be justified in believing that such lack of prepara- 
tion and the condition of corruption was perhaps part of Germany's prepara- 
tion for her declaration of war. 

The volume is well worth a permanent place amongst those which per- 
petuate our knowledge of those times. 

Parsons Family, Descendants of Cornet Joseph Parsons, Springfield 
1636-Northampton 1655, by Henry Parsons, A. M., Member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. II. Octavo, cloth, pp. 692, in- 
cluding 61 pages of 3 column name index and 11 pages of three column place, 
school and college index and 26 full page illustrations of family interest. 



IQ2I.] Book Reviews. IOI 

Copyrighted 1920, by the author. Press of Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor 
Co., New Haven, Ct. Price, $12.00. Address the author, No. 160 West 45th 
Street, New York City. 

We had the very great pleasure of reviewing the first volume of this work 
in the April, 1913, Record (p. 202). At that time we were not aware of the 
author's intention to further elaborate an already well done piece of work. 
Since the publication of Volume I in 1913, extensive correspondence and the 
attendant accumulation of additional genealogical material has resulted in 
the genealogical public being benefited by the issuance of this new volume 
which amplifies the first and brings the work to a most perfect and com- 
mendable finish. This second volume is like its predecessor an example of 
accurate first class standard genealogical work and is presented to the public 
in the best style of the printer's art. We again congratulate the author on 
the excellence of his work both as to its genealogical merit and as to the man- 
ner of its presentation to what should be a large clientele. The Parsons 
Family will be a lasting memorial to its compiler. This work both first and 
second volumes should be on the shelves of all libraries carrying genealogical 
works. 

The Story of the Huguenots, as contained in two addresses made before 
the Huguenot Societies of South Carolina and Pennsylvania, by Henry A. 
Du Pont. Octavo, boards, pp. 62. Copyrighted, 1920. Riverside Press, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Privately printed. Address : Author, Winterthur, Dela. 

At this moment when so much proper attention is being paid to the Pilgrim 
Ter-Centenary, it seems signally opportune that we should have presented to 
us this little volume in which is set forth in concise form all of the essential 
facts that led up to the Huguenot immigration to this land, and by which 
exodus from Europe, this country gained a group of settlers from whom have 
sprung those who now loom large in upholding the best traditions of our 
fatherland. 

The Eno Family, New York Branch, compiled by Henry Lane Eno, of 

Princeton, N. J. Octavo, boards, pp. 35, with colored fac-simile of the Eno 

Arms, as frontispiece. Address : Compiler, at Princeton, N. J. No price 
stated. 

This condensed volume gives a brief outline of the line of descent of this 
old Huguenot family in France. It then traces the New York branch of the 
American family in excellent detail from the immigrant ancestor James Enno, 
who came to this country in 1648 and settled in Windsor, Ct. Within the 
space of its limited purpose the work is exhaustive and excellent. 

The Bar of Rye Township, Westchester County, N. Y. An Historical 
and Biographical Record, 1660-1918, by Arthur Russell Wilcox, of Port 
Chester, N. Y. Octavo, cloth, pp. 347, with an index of biographies, with 20 
portrait and 13 scenic illustrations. Copyrighted, 1918. Knickerbocker Press. 
Price, $12.00. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies. Address : Author, 
34 Adee St., Port Chester, N. Y. 

The author, a lawyer, himself the very essence of Rye, by ancestry, birth, 
residence, association, practice and official station, has put his native town 
under lasting obligation to him, by this interesting and valuable book. 

It contains historical sketches of Westchester County and its Courts and 
of the Town of Rye. This town, first settled in 1660, included formerly within 
its area the present town of Harrison and City of White Plains. Therefore, 
the volume has biographical notes of lawyers who resided or practiced in 
these places. Besides the historical matter, there are short biographies of 181 
lawyers and judges, some of whom attained distinction at the Bar, upon the 
Bench and in other official positions. The illustrations include portraits of 
Chief Justice John Jay, who lived for many years and was buried in Rye ; 
Mr. Justice Keogh, and of some of the lawyers who have passed away. There 
are also views of the several Court Houses of the county and of the historic 



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"Square House," now the Municipal Hall of Rye, formerly the Haviland 
tavern, where Washington, John Adams and Lafayette stopped. The repro- 
duction of a photograph of the last sitting of the Court of General Sessions in 
the court room still in use, where for so many years the Supreme Court sat, 
will revive for members of the Bar interesting memories of the past. An 
appendix has lists of the County Judges, Surrogates, Justices and other county 
officers as well as Rye town officers. An attractive volume, well printed on 
good paper, handsomely bound in cloth. Any library will be fortunate to 
contain a copy of this fine book. 

In Old Pennsylvania Towns, by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. Octavo, 
cloth, pp. 352, including excellent name index and 39 full page illustrations, 
1920. Press of J. B. Lippincott Co., East Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Price, $5.00. Address: Publishers. 

From the days of Oliver Goldsmith to our own time, villages and small 
towns have held a lure for the poet, romance writer, and chronicler. 
Some of our American villages, and especially those which are still remote 
from the broad highway of travel, possess an old-world fascination. This 
is particularly true of those in Pennsylvania with traditions dating back to 
early Colonial times. Although some of them have now grown into large 
and prosperous cities, despite their size, they still retain much of their 
village charm. 

Miss Wharton, whose books on Colonial and historic subjects have had 
such a wide vogue, here presents in a series of delightful chronicles, the 
picturesque side of these Pennsylvania villages and towns, their quiet 
streets, "soft embowered in trees;" their old houses with lovely porticos 
and modest, yet beautiful, entrances. She intersperses her narrative with 
sketches and stories of the inhabitants, the social life, the quaint charm of 
the Moravians and Dunkards, as well as the sparkle of aristocratic circles 
in such places as Lancaster, Wilkes-Barre, Carlisle, and other towns, 
where the social life was intimate with that of Philadelphia, New York, 
and other large cities. We meet in Miss Wharton's pages notable 
families and personages. 

This volume is a valuable addition to the literature of the men, women, 
manners, customs, and social life of earlier days, and is replete with enter- 
taining information for the traveller. 

Recommended to historical and general reference libraries and inci- 
dentally to those that maintain biographical sections. 

The Livingstons of Callandar, and Their Principal Cadets. The His- 
tory of an old Stirlingshire Family, by Edwin Brockholst Livingston, author 
of The Livingstons of Livingston Manor. New Edition, entirely rewritten 
and greatly enlarged. Illustrated, pp. about 550, crown quarto. Price, before 
publication, delivered in Great Britain, £3, 3s net; delivered in the United 
States express paid and duty free, $18.00 net (or its equivalent in English 
exchange). Address the author, Mr. E. B. Livingston, No. n Quex Road, 
Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, England. 

Th volume, of which we gave an advanced notice in the January, 1920, 
issue of the Record, we now take pleasure in notifying the public, is published 
and ready for delivery and may be obtained from the author. 

Ancestry of Horace Ebenezer Horton and Emma (Babcock) Horton., 
from researches made by Horace Ebenezer Horton. Octavo, paper bound, pp. 
117, including excellent name index. T. A. Wright, 150 Bleecker Street, 
N. Y. City, publisher. Price, $5.00. Address: Publisher. 

An excellent compilation and well presented to the public in the best style 
of the printer's art. The work is in the nature of a pedigree volume, and not 
a continued genealogy of any one family. It will be a valuable addition to 
any library maintaining a genealogical section. 






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Genealogy of the Olmstead Family in America, embracing the de- 
scendants of James and Richard Olmstead, and covering a period of nearly 
three centuries, 1632-1912, compiled by Henry King Olmstead, M.D., revised 
and completed bv Rev. Geo. K. Ward, A.M. Royal octavo, cloth, pp. 5»9. in- 
cluding index, illustrated. Copyrighted, 1912. Price, $8.00. Address: Rev. 
George K. Ward, 106 Northern Avenue, N. Y. City. 

This is a revised edition of the work which we had the pleasure of review- 
ing in the January, 1913, issue of this publication. It bears all of the marks 
of excellence of the original edition with the added value of revision and 
completion up to date. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 



ACCESSIONS TO THE LIBRARY. 

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BOUND VOLUMES. 

Benson, Fred H — Benson Family Records. 

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Blanchard, Margaret— Blanchard Arms and Notes. 

Cohen Rabbi Baruch— Memorial book of the Cohen Family. 

Dailey Rev W N P.— Histories of the First Reformed Church of Asbury 
Park N. J. ; First Presbyterian Church of Goshen, N. Y. ; Holland Society 
Year Books, 1001, 1903. „ . t . 

Finch, Hon. Edward R.— Catalogue of the Huguenot Society of Americas 

Library. 
Fox, Howard, M. D— Fox Family News, Vol. 8 (1919)- 
Frost, Mrs. Samuel Knapp— Ancestors of Amyntas Shaw and his wife Lucy 

Tufts Williams. 
Gould, Charles Albert— History of Hertfordshire, Eng Vol. I. 
Howard, Mrs. Anstiss— Abraham Howard of Marshfield, Mass., and his 

descendants. 
Johnson, Alfred— Phillips Academy, Class of 1800. 
Longmans, Green & Co.— The last of the "Mayflower. 
Monk, Mrs. Lillian Hoag— Old Pilgrim Days. 
Nicholson. John P.— Philadelphia in the Civil War. 
♦Palmer, William Lincoln— Memorial of Rev. George R. W. Scott; latt 

Biography Book. 
Rich, George— Genealogy of Jonathan Rich. 

Sheldon, Harry Waters— Historical sketch of the Sheldon Family. 
Sherman, Thomas T— Sherman Genealogy. 

Stevens, George A.— Genealogical sketch of Elizabeth Sherman. 
Wagens'eller, Geo. W — Snvder Co., Annals, Vol. II. 
Wales, Edward H.— Social Register, 7 vols. # 

Wav, Rev. William— History of the New England Society of Charleston, S. L. 
Wh'itaker, E. B— Epher Whitaker of Southold, L. I. 

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Manuscripts. 

Bell. Henry Winne— List of Revolutionary soldiers buried in and about 
Rome, N. Y. 

Brown, Col. W. C. — Brown Family, chart. 

Gavit, Joseph— Pedigree chart of Joseph Gavit. 

Gritman, Charles T.— Index to Land Records of Queens Co., L. I., A to ri. 

*Palmer, William L. — Ancestral chart. 

Shepard, Charles— Genealogical record of the Shepard Family; Wildes Fam- 
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Totten, John R. — Samuel Thatcher of Watertown, Mass., 1642-1699. 

Turner, Rev. C. H. B. — Will and Deed of John Demarest. 

Wood, Dr. Casey — Wood Family of Shelf, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, Eng. 

Bogardus Family Notes. 

Gravestone Inscriptions of Columbia Co., N. Y., Vol. I. 

Proper Family Notes. 

Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., 
N. Y. ; Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; First 
Presbyterian Church of Utica, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; Reformed Dutch 
Church at Greenwich in the City of New York; First and Second Presby- 
terian Churches of Durham, Greene Co., N. Y. ; Reformed Dutch Church 
in Oak Hill, in the town of Durham, Greene Co., N. Y. ; First Baptist 
Church of Springfield in Springfield Center, Otsego Co., N. Y., and the 
First Presbyterian Church of Canaan at Canaan Center, Town of Canaan, 
Columbia Co., N. Y. 

Photostat copies of the Records of the Lutheran Church at Athens, N. Y., 
2 vols. 

Pamphlets. 

Beloit College — Bulletin. 

Burleigh, George W. — Lafayette Marne Day Ceremonies. 

Dailey, Rev. W. N. P. — Maps of Montgomery and Fulton Co., N. Y. : Sche- 
nectady, N. Y. ; Mohawk Valley Address ; Historical sketch of the 3rd 
Reformed Church of Albany, N. Y. 

Heely, Mrs. L. C. — Eighth Annual Reunion of the Descendants of John 
Folsom. 

Hovey, C. F. Co.— History of the House of Hovey. 

Hoyt, David W. — Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., Supple- 
ment to Vol. III. 

Kershner, H. Harold— Records of St. John's Reformed Church, Sinking 
Spring, Pa., 1883-1913. 

Millis, Col. John — Fundamentals of the Cosmos. 

More, Charles Church — More Family Report, Vol. II., No. 6. 

National Society, S. A. R— Year Book, 1920. 

Pettingell, Frank H. — Annual Roster, Society of the Colonial Wars, State of 
California, 1920. 

Stone, Mrs. E. D— N. E. H. G. Register, 19 nos. ; N. H. Genealogical Record, 
11 nos.; American 1 Monthly Magazine, 38 nos. 

Sullivan, James — Historical Account and Inventory of the Records of the 
City of Kingston ; Records of Smithtown, L. I. 

Tucker, Mrs. R. E— Year Book of the Daughters of the Cincinnati, 1920. 

Van Dyck, Rev. E. D— History of the Greenville Presbyterian Church. 

OTHER ACCESSIONS. 

Brookline, Mass. Town Records, 2 vols. 

Conn. Historical Society Colls., Vol. XIII. 

Essex Co., Mass. Probate Records, Vol. III. 

Frye Genealogy. 

Harmon Genealogy. 

Historic Indiana. 

History of Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. 

Journals of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Vols. I-IX. 

Manchester, Mass. Town Records, Vol. II. 

R. I. Court Records, Vol. I. 

Scott Genealogy. 

Topsfield Hist. Soc. Colls., Vol. XXV. 

Topsfield Town Records, Vol. II, 1739-78- 

Beckwith Notes, Vol. VI, 1007. 

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Illustrations: Portrait of Josiah Collins Pumpelly Frontispiece 

Portrait of Thomas C. Butler (painted in London. Eng.) . . Facing page 10& 

Portrait of Margaret (Cooper) Butler " " no 

Portrait of Thomas C. Butler (panited later in life) ... " " 112 

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On January 5, 1920, by the death of Josiah Collins Pumpelly, 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society sustained the 
loss of a most valuable and active member of many years standing, 
and the writer that of a cherished personal friend and co-laborer in 
the Society's interests. 

Mr. Pumpelly was tall of stature and of distinguished appearance. 
He was eminently philanthropic and therefore interested in all 
movements calculated to ameliorate the condition of those less for- 
tunate than himself. Possessed of great power of concentration 
and endowed with unusual conversational gifts, he was a companion 
much sought on account of his mental and social qualities. Energetic 
by nature, he threw himself with great enthusiasm into whatever he 
undertook and was especially interested in everything that tended to 
arouse national patriotism and call forth unselfish devotion to the 
ideals of the Republic. Only for a short period did he practice the 
profession of the law, and much of his time was occupied in travel- 
ing in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Europe, British America, the West 
Indies, California and the Southern States. In all these journeyings, 
and especially while living in Germany, he stored his mind with a 
knowledge of affairs and of conditions social and historic. Return- 
ing to America he settled at Poughkeepsie and afterwards lived in 
Morristown, N. J. He eventually moved to New York City and 
there he entered actively into civic, philanthropic and economic mat- 
ters, particularly those of an altruistic character. His articles to 
periodicals and newspapers and his addresses before numerous 
societies evince the grasp of his mind which is further exemplified 
by the diversity of the subjects of which he was master, a partial 
list of which included such manifold topics as "Washington," "Fort 
Stanwix and the Battle of Oriskany," "The Birthplace of Wash- 
ington and the Grave of His Mother," "Our French Allies in the 
Revolution," "The Battle of Red Bank," "Mahlon Dickerson, Indus- 
trial Pioneer and Old Time Patriot," "Reminiscences of Colonial 
Days," "Character and Life of John Paul Jones," "The Huguenot 



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Builders of New Jersey," "Industrial Sovereignty and Privilege," 
"National Ownership," "State Philanthropy and the Claims of In- 
dustrial Misfortune," "Women in Egypt," "Philip Freneau, the 
Huguenot Soldier and Poet of the Revolution," "The Bookseller 
from the Customer's Standpoint," "Municipal Ownership," "The 
New Mission of the Modern American Newspaper," "Public Owner- 
ship of Public Utilities," "Genealogy from the Standpoint of the 
Bible," "Historic Claremont," "Civic Art," "Bishop Potter and Social- 
ism," "More Trade Schools for Dependent Children," "The Jumel 
Mansion; its History and Traditions" and "Civic Pride." One of 
his last productions was the obituary of Joseph H. Choate, which 
appeared in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 
of January, 1918. His noted addresses included those on "Joseph 
Warren," before the New York State Society, Sons of the Revolu- 
tion; at the laying of the corner stone of the Trenton Battle Monu- 
ment, and commemorating the Battles of Springfield, of Princeton 
and of Monmouth respectively — a series conclusively proving the 
versatility of his mental equipment. He served also as Associate 
Editor of the American Magazine and The Historical Guide of the 
City of New York. 

In the very active part Mr. Pumpelly took in matters affecting 
the advancement of patriotic and humanitarian endeavors he became 
an original founder of the Huguenot Society of America, the State 
Charities Aid and Prison Reform Association of New Jersey, the 
Sons of the American Revolution, of which he was for many years 
President ; the Civic Council, a society in New York devoted to the 
cause of bringing about peace between capital and labor; the Town 
Improvement Society of Morristown, which did good service for 
years in the advancement of Sanitary Reform, the George Washing- 
ton Memorial Association, the Patriotic League, the City Improvement 
Society, the Manhattan Trade School for Girls, of which he was 
a member of the Advisory Committee, the Christian Workingman's 
Institute and the Actor's Church Alliance. In addition he was a 
member of the Union League Club of New York for forty-nine 
years, took active part in the affairs of the West End Association 
and belonged to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society 
from 1890 to his decease, lately serving on the Publication Com- 
mittee. 

Born at Owego, N. Y., on August 16, 1839, he was graduated 
at Rutgers College i860 with the degrees of A.B. and A.M., and at 
Columbia College Law School 1863 where he obtained the degree 
of LL.B. He married (1) on October 19, 1876, at Frankfort, Ger- 
many, Margaret Downing (widow of James Winslow), the daugh- 
ter of J. F. D. Lanier; married (2) on May 20, 1896, at New York 
City, Mary Amelia Harmer, daughter of Charles G. Harmer and 
Margaret Hays, his wife. The latter survives him, together with a 
sister, the widow of Wordsworth Thompson, the artist. A short 
time prior to his death Mr. and Mrs. Pumpelly removed to Summit, 
N. J., and there he passed away in the 81 st year of his age. The 
funeral was held at the Broadway Presbyterian Church at 114th 



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Street, of which he was a member, on January 7, 1920, and his re- 
mains were interred in the Charles G. Harmer plot at Beechwood 
Cemetery, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Coming from distinguished ancestry he upheld the traditions 
of his stirps. His father George James Pumpelly was born at. 
Owego, December n, 1805, and died there May 9, 1873. He was a 
graduate of Yale of the Class of 1826, the Litchfield Law School 
1828 and was admitted to the bar the following year. A refined and 
cultivated gentleman of the old school, he was an organizer of the 
Erie Railroad and Vice-President of the New York State Agricul- 
tural Society. He married April 24, 1832, his cousin, Susan Isabella 
Pumpelly, the daughter of the Honorable Charles Pumpelly, mem- 
ber of the Constitutional Convention 1821 and of the Assembly 
1825; George James Pumpelly was the son of Honorable James 
Pumpelly of Owego, born at Salisbury, Ct., December 20, 1775, 
died at Owego, October 4, 1845, surveyor, land agent, one of the 
largest land proprietors in that part of the State, Trustee of 
Owego Congregational Society 1810, Member of the Assembly 
1810, President or the Board of Trustees of Owego, and First 
President of the Owego Bridge Company. He married April 7, 
1805, Mary Pixley, born at Stockbridge, Mass., the widow of Dr. 
Samuel Tinkham of Owego and daughter of Colonel David 
Pixley, an officer in the Revolutionary War; Hon. James Pum- 
pelly was the son of John Pumpelly of Danby, N. Y., born 1727, 
died at Owego, July 11, 1819, pioneer, sergeant in the French 
and Indian War, stood next to Gen. Wolfe when he was killed 
and was wounded at the same time, saved the life of General 
Israel Putnam when he fell in a lake during a skirmish, was 
member of Rogers' Rangers, Commissary in the Revolution and 
was a founder of Danby, to which he removed from Salisbury in 
1802. He married Hannah, born 1757, died December 31, 1832, 
daughter of Capt. Samuel Bushnell of Salisbury; John Pumpelly 
was the son of John Pumpelly, who was probably born in 
Canada and came to Massachusetts circa 1720-30, the son of 
Jean Pompilie, whose father was, according to tradition, a 
Huguenot. The family originally came from Avignon and 
is of Roman origin. The portrait of John, born 1727, is in the pos- 
session of the Albany branch of the family and a fine seal which 
belonged to Harmon Pumpelly, having on one side H. P. and on the 
other his crest, a ship on a stormy sea, with the motto "Telle est la 
Vie," is owned by his grandson, Major Harmon Pumpelly Read. 

The late Dr. Melatiah Everett Dwight, Registrar of Pedigrees 
of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, traced Mr. 
Pumpelly's pedigree in 1904 and has incorporated therein the above 
data, rehearsing the services to their country of his ancestors on 
the paternal side. On the maternal side, he descended through Zeriah 
Lyman from Thomas Lyman (Leman), temp. Henry VIII, Alfred 
the Great and Egbert and through the Plantagenet Kings from 
many of the founders of the Kingdoms of Europe, including 
Henry I, King of France; also Pietro Orseolo, Doge of 



Io8 Thomas Butler and His Descendants. [April 

Venice, founder of the Cathedral of St. Mark and his son 
Orseolo II. also Doge, who overcame the pirates of the Adriatic and 
inaugurated the ceremony of the "Betrothal of the Sea." The arms 
of the family are recorded and blazoned in the "Archivo Starico 
Gentilizio" at Milan and also in the "College Heraldique de France," 
in Paris. Dr. Dwight, in summarizing his researches, used these 
words : "While several can lay claim to Plantagenet blood, jew can 
claim descent from Richard Neville, the 'Last of the Barons.' " 



THOMAS C. BUTLER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam, 

Member of the New York Grnealogical and Biographical Soeiety. 



1. Thomas C. Butler, of English descent, came to America from 
London, Eng., in 1792, and settled in New York City. He at once 
entered upon a successful mercantile career, with his place of business 
established on Front Street first, and later on South Street. He built 
and owned vessels which he operated in the coasting trade, later ex- 
tending his ventures to sailings for ports in Europe and the Orient. 
He died suddenly in New York City, Wednesday evening, Dec. 25, 
1861, in the 88th year of his age. He left a numerous and widely 
scattered offspring. His funeral services were held in Trinity Chapel 
in West 25th Street and his remains were interred in Trinity Ceme- 
tery on West 156th Street, New York City. 

He was born in London, Eng., May 21, 1774, and was the son of 
Jonas and Arabella (White) Butler. His parents resided in London 
until about 1787, when they removed to Deptford, a parliamentary 
borough and naval port of England in the counties of Kent and Sur- 
rey, on the river Thames, at its junction with the Ravensbourne, and 
contiguous to Greenwich, three miles southeast of London Bridge. It 
was an extensive naval arsenal, dock yards and location of other naval 
activities which had been orignally established there by Henry VIII. 

Jonas Butler, his father, was a master cooper in H. B. M. service, 
and had an older brother, Thomas Butler, who resided in Portsmouth, 
Eng. Jonas Butler was b. in 1738 and d. in Deptford, Eng., Dec. 1, 
1 81 7, aged 80 years. 

Arabella (White) Butler, the mother of Thomas C. Butler, was 
b. in 1750 and d. in Deptford, Eng., Dec. 25, 1820, aged 70 years. Her 
parents came from Thorp Lee, near Egham, Eng., which latter place 
is a village and parish in the County of Surrey, on the Thames River, 
three miles east of Windsor, adjacent to the historic battlefield of 
Runnymede. The parents of Arabella White had three children: 
Arabella White, who m. Jonas Butler; Man ha White, who m. Joshua 
L. Lomas of England, and had three children, viz: Henry Layton, 
Elizabeth and Martha ; and Elizabeth White, who m. a Mr. Boker of 
England and d. without issue. 




THOMAS C. BUTLER 
May 21, 1774— Dec. 25, 1861 



Reproduced from a portrait of him painted in London, Eng., while there on his wedding journey 



IQ2I.] Thomas Butler and His Descendants. IOQ 

Jonas and Arabella (White) Butler had the following children: — 
i. Sarah, b. April 12, 1772; d. London, Eng., Nov. 10, 1830; bur. at 
Spafields ; who m. George Harrison and had three children : 
Jonas, Joshua and Arabella, of whom the son Jonas Harrison 
came to America and d. in 1820, at Savannah, Ga., leaving de- 
scendants of whom the Rev. Joshua L. Harrison was one. 
ii. Thomas, b. May 21, 1774, the progenitor of the branch of the 

Butler family, the record of which we are recording, 
iii. William, b. 1778, who came to New York City and there resided 
for some time. He followed the sea and became Captain of a 
vessel, after a voyage or two with Captain William Johnson on 
one of his brother's (Thomas Butler's) ships. He was lost over- 
board at sea in a storm off Demarara, British Guiana, South 
America, on Sept. 22, 1803, in the 25th year of his age, leaving 
no descendants. 

Two years after his arrival in this country Thomas C. Butler mar- 
ried in Augusta, Ga., on April 3, 1794, Margaret Cooper, and shortly 
after his marriage he added the initial letter C to his name (he having 
been baptized Thomas Butler) and was thereafter known as Thomas 
C. Butler. For their honeymoon they went to London, Eng. (sailing 
in one of her father's ships), and there visited his parents. While in 
England, Thomas C. Butler and his wife had oil portraits of them- 
selves painted, which portraits are now in the possession of one of 
their descendants in New York City. In these portraits they both ap- 
pear in the rich attire of that period. Photogravure reproductions of 
photographs of these portraits, and also a photogravure reproduction 
of a half-tone reproduction of a portrait of Thomas C. Butler, owned 
by the "New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society," which 
portrait was painted later in his life, appear as illustrations of this 
article. 

Margaret (Cooper) Butler was born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 
27, 1776; she d. May 21, 1855, in the 80th year of her age at New 
York City, after several years of prolonged illness. She was bur. in 
Trinity Cemetery, N. Y. City. Margaret Cooper was the daughter of 
Ananias Cooper of Augusta, Ga., by his wife Bridget (Burke) 
Dwyer — or Dwire — widow of a Mr. Dwyer of Philadelphia. Her 
parents lived in Philadelphia until after the Revolutionary War, when 
they removed to Augusta. 

Ananias Cooper* was b. in N. Y. City, Aug. 31, 1753, and was 
bapt. in the First Moravian Church there on Sept. 3, 1753. He was 
a son of Cornelius Kuyper by his wife Mary Somers. He was b. 
shortly after the arrival of his parents in New York City. He m. 
Bridget (Burke) Dwire — or Dwyer — in Philadelphia, Pa., the license 
for their marriage having been issued on May 22, 1775. He became 
a successful shipping merchant while residing in Philadelphia prior to 
the Revolution. During the War for American Independence he met 

* Much material information has been collected relative to Ananias 
Cooper and his Antecedents and Descendants ; and it is hoped that time may 
be found to edit this matter and prepare an article therefrom for presenta- 
tion in the Record as supplementary to this article. 



I IO Thomas Butler and His Descendants. [April 

with severe business losses, from which he fully recovered after his 
removal to Augusta. During the War he served in the Commissary 
Department of the Army, enlisting from the State of New Jersey; he 
was among those who endured the great privations of the Army under 
General Washington in the winter of 1777-8 at Valley Forge, Pa. He 
d. of yellow fever in Savannah, Ga., Aug. 1, 1803, and his wife d. in 
Augusta, Ga., Jan. 12, 1813, leaving a surviving family of five daugh- 
ters, all of whom married and left descendants. 

Thomas C. Butler is described by those who knew him as being 
of medium to small stature, slim of build and upright in carriage. He 
was possessed of a most attractive personality, and was of the highest 
intellectual attainments; he was of courtly manner and gifted with 
marked social impulses and grace which endeared him to his family, 
friends and guests. His home was a most hospitable one to which 
both he and his wife delighted to welcome their friends to share the 
bounty of their well served table. 

He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1806, First Lieuten- 
ant, 1807, and Captain in 1810, in the First Regiment of Artillery in 
the First Brigade of New York State Militia. 

When approaching middle life, Thomas C. Butler was over- 
whelmed with business disaster and was never able to rebuild his for- 
tune. Always guided by deep religious faith, and giving freely and 
generously from his affluence in the times of his prosperity to the 
Protestant Episcopal Diocese of New York, in his reverses he found 
comfort and occupation in labors for fostering a similar faith in 
others. Early in the eighteen twenties he was made "Agent" for the 
"New York Protestant Episcopal Tract Society," with a salary allotted 
to him for his services in this field. He performed similar service 
for the "New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society," of 
which body he was elected the first salaried agent, June 13, 1837, and 
in addition he was elected Treasurer of the organization Oct. 3, 1844. 
The duties of these offices and other duties on laymen's committees 
of the Diocese of New York to which he was appointed he continued 
to perform with devoted enthusiasm, exactness of execution and phe- 
nomenal vigor up to the day of his death. We mention here a few 
of the religious activities which he aided materially by virtue of his 
business training and personal interest therein : "The Sunday School 
Union," "The Education and Missionary Society," "The Missionary 
Committee of the Diocese of New York," and the "Committee on 
the Education Fund of the Protestant Episcopal Church." 

Following his decease there was spread upon the record of societies 
he served resolutions quoted as follows from "A Century of Achieve- 
ment; The History of The New York Bible and Common Prayer 
Book Society," and here again set forth, together with a reproduction 
of a portrait of him owned by the Society, with the consent of Edwin 
S. Gorham, "Secretary of the New York Bible and Common Prayer 
Book Society": "Upon the evening of Christmas Day, 1861, Mr. 
Thomas C. Butler, who had been for many years the Treasurer and 
Agent of this Society, departed this life. He was a man scrupulous 




MARGARET (COOPER) BUTLER 
April 27, 1776— May 21, 1855 



Reproduced from a portrait of her painted in London, Eng.. while there on her wedding journey 



ig 2I .] Thomas Butler and His Descendants. Ill 

and exact in all his dealings. His whole life was given to the service 
of the Church, and he was known and esteemed far and wide." 

"Resolved, That the Protestant Episcopal Tract Society by the 
recent decease of Thomas C. Butler, Esquire, deplores the loss of a 
long tried and zealous member of the Church and of the Society, one 
of its institutions, of which Society he was appointed Treasurer and 
Agent, and in which position he diligently labored to promote their 
common interests, to extend their influence, and by the distribution of 
Tracts not only in this Diocese but in the numerous other Dioceses of 
the Union to aid feeble Parishes, or those projected and needing sup- 
plies, and to furnish to the spiritually destitute generally such nurture 
and assistance. 

"Resolved, That in this bereavement the Board of Trustees recog- 
nize the goodness of God in prolonging the life of this benevolent man 
to nearly four score years and ten, in the possession of his mental and 
physical faculties, thus enabling him to attend upon the stated minis- 
trations of the Sanctuary, and in the weekly discharge of his official 
duties with slight interruption until a week previous to his death, 
which occurred on Christmas evening last, when after this long life 
of constant action and example, like a sheaf of wheat fully ripe from 
the harvest, he was gathered to his eternal rest in the blissful hope 
of everlasting life through the merits of his Savior Jesus Christ. 

"Resolved, That in the great length of days vouched to our 
lamented associate, we are reminded of the interesting fact that his 
birth was prior to the existence of the American Republic ; that born 
in 1774, his infancy and early youth was passed amidst the stirring 
scenes which ushered in its acknowledged independence, that his man- 
hood devoted to commercial pursuits witnessed the growing greatness 
of its metropolis, and although during the closing year of his life the 
cloud of Civil War was lowered over our beloved country, yet he 
lived long enough to see with patriotic gaze the Union emerging from 
the gloom, purified and stronger by the fiery trial ; and then lifting 
his thoughts above the confines of earth, its sorrows and its cares as 
a wayfaring man turneth aside for a night, he must have beheld with 
the eye of Christian faith and hope the coming of the bright dawn of 
the glorious day when the Kingdoms of the world become the King- 
doms of our Lord and His Christ." 

Following these resolutions there is also set forth in the same 
volume the following character sketch of Thomas C. Butler from the 
pen of the Rev. Dr. Dix. : . 

"We are indebted to the courtesy of Mr. Morgan Dix for this 
interesting extract from the Diary of the Rev. Dr. Dix relating to Mr. 
Butler : . _ 

"Sunday, September 26, 1858. The offerings this morning at St. 
Paul's Chapel were appropriated to the New York Bible and Common 
Prayer Book Society; and the Agent, Mr. Thomas C. Butler was 
there, as usual, to receive them. Mr. Smith and I walked up with him 
after service. He is one of the many remarkable men I know. He 
was 84 years of age the 13th of May last. He walked with as quick 
and strong a step as either of us young men, and has as good and 



112 Thomas Butler and His Descendants. [April 

quick an ear. He never wears an overcoat, and has not, summer or 
winter, for 20 years. He had known personally every Bishop of New 
York ; stood god-father to a child baptized by Bishop Provoost ; had 
several children baptised by Bishop Moore; entertained Bishop Ho- 
bart at his own table ; and of course has known all the rest. At the 
breaking out of the American Revolution* he was in France, and was 
imprisoned in Rouen with many other Americans. Whenever a col- 
lection is to be made in any church for his Society, he is always sure 
to be there ; he is an extraordinarily active old man, walks a great 
deal, and has very fine health." 

Thomas C. Butler at about the time of his marriage resided at 
44 William Street. In 1809 he removed to 326 Broadway, corner 
of Prince Street ; thence in 1821 he removed to 213 Duane Street, and 
thence in 1829 to 37 Vestry Street and finally in 1856 to 136 West 
15th Street, as it was then numbered, but which was subsequently 
renumbered as 216, and there he continued to live up to the day of 
his death. 

It was one of his frequent pleasures, up to shortly before his 
death, in illustration of the excellence of his eyesight, to write the 
Lord's Prayer on a circular picee of paper of the diameter of a five 
cent coin. 

Thomas C. Butler and his family were members of Trinity Parish, 
attending services at St. John's Chapel for many years and until 
removing to West Fifteenth Street when he attended at Trinity 
Chapel. 

Children of Thomas C. and Margaret (Cooper) Butler, 14 (But- 
ler), 9 sons and 5 daughters all b. in New York City: — 
-\-2. Thomas Cooper, b. Feb. 25, 1795; d. Jan. 16, 1874; m. (1) 

Jane Ann Jones, m. (2) Clarissa Wells. 
-f-3. Arabella Rebecca, b. Oct. 17, 1796; d. Aug. 15, 1875; m - 

Joseph Godfrey Peters. 
-(-4. Anzonetta Burke, b. June 26, 1798 ; d. Sept. 5, 1882 ; m. Daniel 
Bowie Dash. 
5. Eliza Sarah Harris, b. Aug. 6, 1800; bapt. Trinity Church, 
N. Y. City, June 21, 1801 ; d. Sept. n, 1801. 
-f-6. Laird Miller Harris, b. July 21, 1802; d. Sept. 14, 1853; m. 
(1) Sarah Mary Arden; m. (2) Maria Louise (Allaire) Rob- 
ertson. 
+7. William Henry, b. July 27, 1804 ; d. May 5, 1877 ; m. Elizabeth 
Ann Wallace. 
8. George, b. Sept. 20, 1806; d. Dec. 15, 1880; m. (1) Eliza 
Robinson; m. (2) Emeline L. Ritter. 
+9. Jonas, b. Jan 3, 1809; d. June 30, 1858; m. (1) Lucy Ann 
Johnson; m. (2) Caroline E. Gibbs. 
-f-10. Mary Margaret, b. May 22, 181 1 ; d. Sept. 9, 1884; m. James 
Brooks Kissam, M.D. 

♦This comment may be meant to refer to the War of 1812; unless while 
an infant with his mother he was in France and detained there for a time. 
Author's comment. 




THOMAS C. BUTLER 
May 21, 1774— Dec. 25, 1861 



Reproduced from a portrait of him painted later in life, belonging to the New York 
Bible and Common Prayer Book Society 



[921.] Thomas Butler and His Descendants. I I 3 

11. Cecelia Ann, b. Dec. 5, 1812; bapt. Feb. 25, 1813, in the First 
Moravian Church in N. Y. City; d. unm. at New Brighton, 
S. I., N. Y., July 12, 1888, in the 76th year of her age and was 
interred in her father's lot in Trinity Cemetery, New York 
City. She passed much of her life residing in and traveling 
about Europe. She was highly cultured, of formal manner, 
energetic, keen of wit, vivacious and kindly, a sincere Chris- 
tian, and throughout life a welcome guest in many homes. 

-f-12. Josiah Sturgis, b. Feb. 27, 1814; d. March 31, 1871 ; m. Eliza- 
beth K. Palmer. 
13. Robert Walter, b. Feb. 27, 1814 (twin) ; d. Dec. 8, 1850, in 
the 37th year of his age at Cincinnati, Ohio ; not m. After 
coming of age in 1835, his name does not appear in the New 
York City Directories, until 1843, when he is indicated therein 
as being associated with his brother, Eli Wainwright Butler, 
then a merchant dealing in drugs at No. 8 Gold Street, New 
York City. No trace of him subsequent to this year has been 
found, except the record of his place and date of his death, 
which place of death suggests that he may have joined his 
eldest brother, Thomas Cooper Butler, who had removed to 
Cincinnati, Ohio, about 1840. 

+ 14. Eli Wainwright, b. Aug. 23, 1815 ; d. Sept. 24, 1859; m. (1) 
Mary Antoinette Palmer ; m. (2) Mary Augusta Hamiliton. 

4-15. Frederick Mortimer, b. Dec. 19, 1816; d. Oct. 22, 1885; m. 
Margaret Marsh Drake. 
It is of interest to note that the greater number of the above named 

children were named in honor of sisters-in-law of their father or of 

husbands of his sisters-in-law. 

2. Thomas Cooper Butler, b. Feb. 25, 1795, in N. Y. City; bap. 
in Trinity Parish, N. Y. City, March 1, 1795 ; d. Jan. 16, 1874, in his 
79th y. at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. His funeral services were held 
in the Central Presbyterian Church. He m. (1) at "Canaan Planta- 
tion," Waynesboro, 'Ga., April 22, 1813, Jane Ann Jones, b. Jan. 10, 
1795, at Waynesboro, Burke Co., Ga. ; d. Oct. 16, 1851, at Cincinnati, 

Ohio. She was a dau. of James and Sarah ( ) Jones, whose 

plantation "Canaan" was in Waynesboro, Ga. She was the mother of 
all of his children. He m. (2) Dec. 25, 1852, at Columbus, Ohio, 
Clarissa Wells, b. 1814. Early in life he received a business training 
in his father's office at 74 South Street ; he afterwards moved west, 
residing for a time in Columbus, Ohio, and finally settling in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, where he engaged in the manufacture of bone-dust chai- 
coal, from which business he had retired long prior to his decease. 
Children : 8 (Butler) , 5 sons and 3 daus. : — 
-(-16. Thomas Seaborn, b. Oct. 26, 1814; d. Dec. 21, 1898; m. Jane 

Patterson. 
+ 17. James Jones, b. Sept. 17, 1816; d. Feb. 18, 1874; m. (1) 

Cornelia Rutgers Bayard; m. (2) Mary (Proctor) Rupall. 
-(-18. Elizabeth Margaret, b. Feb. 9, 1820; d. March 27, 1885; m. 

George T. Jones. 



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19. Daniel Dash, b. July 22, 1824; d. April 13, 1832, at Dashfield 
Falls, N. Y. 
-f 20. Martha Sarah, b. May 15, 1826 ; d. May 12, 1884 ; m. John Pol- 
lock. 

21. Arthur Tappen, b. Sept 17, 1827; d. April 20, 1874; not m. 
He was Treasurer of the Cincinnati Gazette. 

22. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 27, 1831 ; d. Nov. 18, 1831, at Dashfield 
Falls, N. Y. 

23 . Arabella Cecelia, b. July 11, 1835 ; d. Aug. 1835, at Tiffin, Ohio. 

3. Arabella Rebecca Butler, b. in N. Y. City, Oct. 17, 1796; d. 
on Staten Island, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1875, in her 79th year; m. at her 
father's home, 326 Broadway, N. Y. City, July 15, 1814, Joseph God- 
frey Peters of Xew York City. He was a merchant, of the firm of 
Peters and Harrison, which was engaged in importing tea from China, 
in which venture he amassed an ample fortune ; this fortune was later 
lost as a result of a succession of disasters by fire and shipwreck. He 
d. about 1820, from the shock brought about by his reverses in busi- 
ness. In 1817 he was commissioned Quartermaster of the 14th Regi- 
ment of Artillery raised in New York County, as a part of the Na- 
tional Guard of the State ; and was made a Second Lieutenant of that 
same Regiment in 1818. He lived at 459 Broadway, N. Y. City. He 
was a descendant of John Peters of Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y. 
Children: 3 (Peters), 1 son and 2 daus. : — 

24. Anzonetta Rebecca, b. May 21, 1815 ; d. Nov. 5, 1833, at N. Y. 
City and was interred in St. John's Church burying ground, 
N. Y. City. 

-f-25. Caroline Elizabeth Smelt, b. Sept. 29, 1817; d. Nov. 14, 191 1 ; 

m. Augustus William Siis. 
-f-26. John Charles, b. July 6, 1819; d. Oct. 21, 1893; m - Georgiana 

Snelling. 

4. Anzonetta Burke Butler, b. N. Y. City, June 26, 1798; bapt. 
Trinity Parish, N. Y. City, July 12, 1798; d. Sept. 5, 1882, in her 
84th year, at her summer home in Newport. R. I., and was interred 
in her husband's vault in the Moravian Cemetery, N. Y. City. She 
was m. at her father's home, 326 Broadway, N. Y. City, by the Rev. 
Mr. Mortimer, Oct. 2, 1817, to Daniel Bowie Dash of N. Y. City, b. 
Oct. 31, 1792 ; d. after a prolonged illness, in N. Y. City, June 1, 1836, 
and was interred in the family vault in the Moravian Cemetery, N. Y. 
City. He was a prosperous ironmonger and hardware merchant, of 
the firm of J. B. Dash and Son, then of 147 Broadway, N. Y. City. 
He was a son of John Balthazar and Anna (Bowie) Dash of N. Y. 
City. Daniel Bowie Dash was a member of the St. Nicholas Society 
of the City of New York and with his family were members of St. 
John's Chapel, Trinity Parish, N. Y. City. 

Children: 9 (Dash), 5 sons and 4 daus.: — 

27. John Balthazar, b. Aug. 12, 1818; d. May n, 1888: not m. 

-4-28. Ann Bowie, b. Sept. 11, 1820; d. July 9, 1865 ; m. Richard Kip 
Anthony. 

4-29. Margaret Butler, b. Sept. 7, 1822; d. April 23, 1903; m. An- 
drew Gautier Bininger. 



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30. Daniel Bowie, 1st, b. Sept. 5, 1824; d. Dec. 24, 1825, in N. Y. 
City. 

31. Daniel Bowie, 2nd, b. Apr. 11, 1826; d. May 22, 1857; m. 
Charlotte Marie Bininger. 

-{-$2. Anzonetta Burke, b. Nov. 12, 1827; d. Aug. 24, 1917; m. John 

Wolfe. 
+33. Arabella Brazier, b. Dec. 15, 1829; d. Jan. 29, 1918; m. Walter 

Herron Lewis. 
34. Thomas Butler, b. Feb. 14, 1832; d. May 13, 1887; not m. 

He graduated an M.D. from the College of Physicians and 

Surgeons of Columbia University, 1854, and became well 

known for his work in Surgery on the staff of the New York 

Hospital. 
+35. Bowie, b. July 1, 1834; d. Sept. 28, 1896; m. Louisa Scott. 
6. Laird Miller Harris Butler, b. N. Y. City, July 21, 1802 ; bapt. 
Trinity Parish, N. Y. City, Nov. 7, 1802; d. Sept. 14, 1853, of yellow 
fever, in his 52nd year, at his home in Galveston, Tex. He m. ( 1 ) in 
New York City, April 15, 1824, by the Rev. Dr. McMurray of New 
York, Sarah Mary Arden, b. New York City, April 21, 1804; d. Jan. 
27, 1856. She was a dau. of Thomas and Eliza (Brotherson) Arden. 
She did not desire to live in Texas and was therefore divorced by her 
husband and she later m. a Mr. Norman of New York. He m. (2) 
May 16, 1850, at Mobile, Ala., Marie Louise (Allaire) Robertson 

(dau. of Allaire and step-daughter of Latham Cooper) as her 

second husband ; she having been divorced from her first husband in 
Louisiana on April 27, 1850. She was b. in New Orleans, La., Aug. 
.28, 1822. 

Children by first marriage : 8 (Butler), 3 sons and 5 daus. : — 
+36. Eliza, b. May 23, 1825 ; d. Nov. 28, 1898; m. John M. Lippin- 

cott. 
+37. Margaret, b. March 28, 1827 ; m. Jose de Silva Maria- Ferriera. 

38. George Harris, b. Feb. 28, 1829; d. July 26, 1840, drowned at 
Esopus, Ulster Co., N. Y. 

39. Jonas Edward, b. April 13, 183 1 ; d. Nov. 5, 1832, at Dashfield 
Falls, N. Y. 

40. Cecelia, b. April 5, 1834; d. Nov. 5, 1867, at Ravenswood, 
Long Island, N. Y. ; not m. 

41. Mary, b. May 15, 1836; d. Feb. 14, 1905, at Buffalo, N. Y. ; 
not m. 

+42. Georgine Harris, b. July 27, 1840; m. Frank Mortimer Clark- 
son. 

43. Frank Arden, b. May 23, 1843; d. Aug. 23, 1891, at Sacra- 
mento, Cal. ; not m. 

Child by second marriage 1 (Butler) dau.: — 

44. Annie Allaire, b. May 3, 1853; d. Aug. 26, 1853, at Seven 
Oaks, Tex. 

For some fifteen years Laird Miller Harris Butler was in his 
father's employ. About 1848 he moved to Texas where he was asso- 
ciated with his brother, George Butler, in the Real Estate and Insur- 
ance business, and engaged largely in land speculation. 



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7. William Henry Butler, b. in N. Y. City, July 27, 1804; bapt. 
Trinity Parish, N. Y. City, Sept. 30, 1804; d. May 5, 1874, in his 
70th year, at Covington, Ky. He m. in N. Y. City, May 16, 1826, by 
the Rt, Rev. John Henry Hobart, D.D., Bishop of New York, Eliza- 
beth Ann Wallace of New York, the ceremony taking place at her 
father's home. She was b. March 26, 1806; d. June 18, 1849, at Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. For a few years William Henry Butler was engaged 
in business with his father at 232 Pearl Street, N. Y. City; after 
which, for about three years, he was in partnership with his brother, 
George Butler, as merchants in N. Y. City. He was among the first 
to become interested in photography and established himself in New 
York as a daguerreotyper ; he later moved west. 

Children: 3 (Butler), 2 sons and 1 dau.: — 
45. James Wallace, b. April 5, 1827; d. Dec. 28, 1827, in New 
York City. 
+46. William Henry, b. Nov. 24, 1828; d. Dec. 20, 1893 ; m. Clarissa 

Eckert. 
+47. Emily, b. May 17, 1836; d. in the winter of 1890-91 ; m. John 
C. Parr. 

8. George Butler, b. N. Y. City, Sept. 20, 1806; bapt. Trinity 
Parish, N. Y. City, Nov. 16, 1806; d. Dec. 15, 1880, in his 75th year, 
at his home, Waco, McLennan Co., Tex. He m. (1) in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., in her father's home, Nov. 26, 1832, by the Rev. Henry An- 
thon, D.D., Eliza Robinson, b. Sept. 20, 1808; d. Feb. 23, 1835, at 
Mandarin, Fla. She left no surviving issue. He m. (2) in N. Y. 
City, Oct. 18, 1849, by the Rev. Jonathan M. Wainwright, D.D., in 
Trinity Church, N. Y. City, Emilene L. Ritter, b. Jan. 9, 1807; d. 
1890, at Yonkers, N. Y., in the 83rd year of her age. Both he and his 
second wife were interred in the Ritter family vault in Trinity Ceme- 
tery, N. Y. City. For about 10 years George Butler was associated 
with his father in business at 232 Pearl Street, and at 143 Maiden 
Lane. About 1842 he was associated with his brother, Eli Wain- 
wright Butler, in the drug business, and later up to 1847 w ^ tn his 
brother, Frederick Mortimer Butler, in the manufacture of trusses. 
About 1850 he removed to Galveston, Tex., and shortly thereafter 
went into business with his brother, Laird Miller Harris Butler as 
Real Estate and Insurance Agents and land speculators. He became 
the Texas representative of Sherman & Co., of N. Y. City, dealers in 
Texas lands. He also was the Texas Manager for land patents 
owned by Gail Borden. He lost heavily in the great fire in Galveston 
in 1874. 

Child by first marriage : 1 (Butler) son: — 

48. (son), d. in infancy. 
Children by second marriage : None. 

9. Jonas Butler, b. N. Y. City, Jan. 3, 1809; bapt. in the First 
Moravian Church of New York, June 11, 1810; d. at ''Seven 
Oaks," Hitchcock (near Galveston), Tex., June 30, 1858, in his 
50th year. He m. (1) in N. Y. City at her father's home, Oct. 
16, 1834, by Rev. F. L. Hawks, D.D., Rector of St. Thomas' Church, 



1921.] Thomas Butler and His Descendants. I I J 

N. Y., Lucy Ann Johnson, d. April 24, 1839, in N. Y. City, without 
issue, and was interred in St. Luke's Church vault. He m. (2) in 
Galveston, Tex., April 26, 1843, Caroline E. Gibbs, b. in Boston, 
Mass. ; d. April 17, 1908, at Galveston, Tex. She was the orphan dau. 
of Alexander H. and Ellen M. ( ) Gibbs. Jonas Butler gradu- 
ated at Columbia College, A.B., 1828, and later was admitted to the 
New York Bar. He practiced law in New York until about 1840 and 
soon thereafter removed to Galveston, Tex., and later became a Judge 
of the Supreme Court of that State. 
Children by first marriage : None. 

Children by second marriage : 4 (Butler) , 3 sons and 1 dau. : — 
H~49- George Johnson, b. Aug. 2, 1845; d. May, 1887; m. Sadie 
James. 

50. Freeman McKinney, b. July 12, 1848; d. March, 1853, at 
"Seven Oaks." 

51 . Otho Kissam, b. Dec. 11, 1850; d. Sept. 25, 1853, at Galveston, 
Tex. 

-{-52. Fannie Louise, b. Sept. 30, 1854; m. Fred McCraven Nichols. 
10. Mary Margaret Butler, b. N. Y. City, May 22, 181 1 ; bapt. 
First Moravian Church, New York, July 9, 181 1 ; d. Sept. 9, 1884, in 
her 74th year, in her summer home at Greenfield Hill, Fairfield Co., 
Ct., and was bur. in her husband's plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, New 
York City. She m. in her father's home, 37 Vestry Street, New 
York, by the Rev. John A. Clark, Asst. Rector of Christ P. E. Church, 
Jan. 19, 1832, James Brooks Kissam, M.D., of New York City, b. 
July 16, 181 1, in N. Y. City; d. April 26, 1885, in N. Y. City and 
was bur. in his plot in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was a son of Ben- 
jamin Kissam, M.D., of N. Y. City, by his wife, Mary Atkinson. 
Dr. James Brooks Kissam prepared under his father for the prac- 
tice of medicine, and received his state license upon coming of age 
shortly after his father's death. He immediately commenced the 
general practice of medicine and continued in practice until 1870, 
when after nearly forty years of devoted service, marked ability and 
successful labors he retired. His earlier years were full of hardship, 
as he carried the burden of support of his mother and her seven 
younger children. For the first twenty years of his practice he resided 
in various houses between West Houston and Duane Streets, from 
one to three blocks either side of West Broadway. In 1853 he moved 
to West 12th Street, just off 6th Avenue; and in 1869 and 1870 he 
resided in West 28th Street, just off 6th Avenue. For the rest of his 
life he lived at 145 W. 48th Street. His patients and life long friends 
were as largely among the very poor as among the well to do families 
of descendants of the well known Dutch and English Colonial settlers 
of New York. Studious by habit, reflective by nature, deliberate by 
character and extremely methodical by disposition, — heredity had 
bountifully endowed him with traits fitting for the career he had 
chosen to follow, and from which his father was cut off while still in 
the prime of life. Dr. Kissam was distinguished for his dignified 
bearing, unbending uprightness and conscientious firmness. As a 
physician he was sagacious in diagnosis, skilled in treatment, deeply 



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sympathetic, kindly and of great gentleness. He won the full confi- 
dence and deep affection of his patients, and was as often the family 
counsellor as he was the family physician. He was a good citizen, 
giving liberally of his time and means to worthy causes ; full of 
charity, closely attached to his church, prudent and economical in his 
business affairs and of the highest integrity in handling the affairs of 
others. His wife was energetically active in charitable enterprises 
throughout her life and was closely connected with many long estab- 
lished societies for improving the welfare of individuals and peoples. 
Mr. and Mrs. Kissam were first members of Christ P. E. Church in 
New York and later of the P. E. Church of the Ascension, 5th Ave- 
nue and nth Street, and for the last twenty-five years of their lives 
were members of the Reformed Episcopal Church at Madison Avenue 
and 55th Street, of which the Rev. Wm. T. Sabine was rector. 
Children : 9 (Kissam), 5 sons and 4 daus. : — 
+ 53. Grenvllie Alfred, b. March 10, 1833; d. July 15, 1895; m. 

Mary Jane Bates. 
-j-54. Benjamin Adrian, b. Feb. 26, 1836; d. June 3, 1907; m. Sara 

Amelia Snyder. 
+55. Jonas Butler, b. April 1, 1838; d. June 2, 1917; m. Cornelia 

Burrowes Bartlett. 
56. Elizabeth Sackett, b. Sept. 15, 1839; d. Mar. 28, 1840; bur. 

St. Mark's burying ground, N. Y. City; remains thereafter 

transferred to Trinity Cemetery. 
+57. Mary Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1841 ; d. May 10, 1881 ; m. Alex- 
ander M. Hays. 
+58. Anna Edes, b. May 19, 1843; d. Oct. 2, 1877; m. Augustus 

Frederick Holly. 

59. Hoffman, 1st, b. May 10, 1845; d. May 10, 1845; bur. in St. 
Mark's burying ground, N. Y. City ; remains thereafter trans- 
ferred to Trinity Cemetery. 

60. Hoffman, 2nd, b. May 10, 1848; d. June 28, 1848; bur. Trinity 
Cemetery. 

+61. Lucy Ella, b. May 18, 1849; d. Jan. 22, 1920; m. David Ira 

Reynolds. 
12. Josiah Sturges Butler, b. N. Y. City, Feb. 27, 1814; d. at 
his home near Rondout, Ulster Co., N. Y., Mar. 31, 1871, in his 
58th year. He m. in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1837, Elizabeth K. 
Palmer, b. July 4, 181 7. It is believed that he was a farmer settling 
early after his marriage at Dashfield Falls, near Rondout, N. Y., 
where he spent the rest of his life. 
Children: 5 (Butler), 1 son and 4 daus.: — 

62. Anzonetta Cecelia, b. May 20, 1839 ; d. Aug. 31, 1844, at Dash- 
field Falls, N. Y. 

63. Ella, b. Feb. 9, 1842 ; d. Feb. 9, 1842, at Dashfield Falls, N. Y. 
-f-64. Josiah Robert, b. Jan. 15, 1846; d. Oct. 19, 1894; m. Abigail 

Hyatt. 

65. Ella, b. Oct. 21, 1850; not m. ; d. in Rondout, N. Y. 

66. Permelia, not m. 



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14. Eli Wainwright Butler, b. N. Y. City, Aug. 23, 1815; d. 
London, Eng., Sept. 24, 1859, in the 45th year of his age. He m. 
(1) in N. Y. City, May 8, 1839, in St. John's Chapel, by the Rev. 
John F. Schroeder, D.D., Principal (Rector) of St. Ann's Hall, 
Flushing, Long Island, N. Y., Mary Antoinette Palmer, b. N. Y. City, 
April 28, 1819 ; d. N. Y. City, May 24, 1840, shortly after the birth of 
her only child ; she was bur. in the New York Cemetery. He m. (2) 
at Wallingford, Ct., Jan. 26, 1846, by Rev. William Bryant of Wal- 
lingford, Mary Augusta Hamiliton ; d. N. Y. City, March 28, 1847, 
and was bur. in Litchfield, Ct. Eli Wainwright Butler received his 
early business training in his father's office at 143 Maiden Lane. In 
1838 he established himself as a drug merchant. About 1853 he was 
associated with his brother, Frederick Mortimer Butler in the manu- 
facture of trusses and shortly thereafter removed to London, Eng. 
He achieved a local notoriety as "the Celebrated Blue Man," his skin 
having taken on a permanent bluish tinge owing to a poisoning from 
mercury salts absorbed during the period of time that he was engaged 
in the drug trade. He capitalized his misfortune by entering himself 
as an exhibit at clinics. Such proceedings scandalized some of his 
better situated connections to the extent that one among them per- 
suaded him to abandon his unpleasant notoriety in New York City 
and remove himself to London, Eng., where he was provided for and 
where he continued to reside until his death. 

Child by first wife: 1 (Butler) son: — 

67. Edwin Wainwright Palmer, b. May 7, 1840; he m. ? but 

left no children. His wife d. about two weeks after his death ; 
dates not known. 

Children by second wife: None. 

15. Frederick Mortimer Butler, b. N. Y. City, Dec. 19, 1816; d. 
at his home, 238 Court Street, Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1885, in his 
69th year. He m. in his father's home, 37 Vestry Street, N. Y. City, 
by the Rev. Richard Cox, Dec. 24, 184.5, Margaret Marsh Drake, b. 
Nov. 7, 1825 ; d. July 9, 1867, at Brooklyn, N. Y. His first business 
experience was in his father's office at No. 143 Maiden Lane, N. Y. 
City. From 1840 for a few years he was associated with his brother, 
Eli Wainwright Butler, in the drug business. After 1846 he began 
the manufacture of trusses which he invented. In 1856 he became 
the successor of Dr. A. G. Hall, manufacturing the Butler patent 
trusses and continued in that business until his death. About 1850 
he took up his residence in Court Street in Brooklyn, where he 
lived until he died. 

Children: 5 (Butler) daus. : — 

68. Cecelia Margaret, b. March 20, 1847; not m. 

69. Sarah Antoinette, b. Feb. 10, 1849; d. May 22, 1888; not m. 

70. Elizabeth Drake, b. Feb. 27, 1851 ; d. March 12, 1919; not m. 

71 . Kate Eloise, b. June 10, 1853 ! d. Nov. 8, 1901 ; not m. 

72. Cora Lavinia, b. Dec. 3, 1854; d. Dec. 6, 1854. 



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Necrology, iq20. 



[April 



¥lecrolCK3£, 1020 



Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam, Necrologist. 



The New York Genealogieal and Biographical 
Society announces the loss by death of nineteen 
members, of whom six were Life Members, twelve 
were Annual Members and one Corresponding Mem- 
ber, — which deaths have taken place since the last 
report of the Necrologist dated December 31, 1919. 



IN MEMORIAM 

SAMUEL PUTNAM AVERY 

EUGENE DELANO 

LEVI PARSONS MORTON 

MRS. WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS 

FRANCIS LYNDE STETSON 

JONATHAN THORNE 

HENRY BENEDICT DAVENPORT 

GEORGE SAMUEL DEARBORN 

JOSEPH EASTMAN 

SPENCER JOSEPH ESTEY 

WALTER KERR 

FRANCIS GUERIN LLOYD 

ROBERT MAXWELL 

RUSSELL WELLMAN MOORE 

CHARLES KING MORRISON 

JOSIAH COLLINS PUMPELLY 

RICHARD HERBERT SMITH 

THEODORE NEWTON VAIL 

JOHN F. COLLINS 



Life Member 
Life Member 
Life Member 
Life Member 
Life Member 
Life Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annnal Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Annual Member 
Corresponding Member 



1 92 1.] Necrology, 1920. 12 1 

Samuel Putnam Avery, a Life Member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, died September 25, 1920. An 
extended sketch of the life of Mr. Avery may be seen as the leading 
article in the January, 192 1, issue of this publication. 

Eugene Delano, banker, was born August 30, 1844, at Utica, 
N. Y. He was a son of Moreau and Sarah Ann (Abrams) Delano, 
of Utica, N. Y. He died at his home, 12 Washington Square, North, 
New York City, April 2, 1920, in the 75th year of his age and was 
buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. 

Mr. Delano graduated from Williams College in 1866, and he 
was a trustee of that college. He engaged in. the banking business 
first in Utica, N. Y., afterwards in New York City and then in 
Philadelphia, Pa., and finally and exclusively in New York City. He 
was the senior member of Brown Brothers and Company, bankers, 
New York City and Philadelphia. 

As Treasurer of the Greenfell Association of America, he did 
much toward making possible the work of Dr. Wilfred T. Greenfell 
among the inhabitants of Labrador. He was President of the Musi- 
cal Arts Society, Treasurer of the American Waldensian Aid Society, 
Vice-President of the Seaman's Bank for Savings in the City of New 
York. 

The wide range of Mr. Delano's civic interests is shown by the 
appearance of his name on the Board of Trustees of the following 
institutions: The New York Association for Improving the Condi- 
tion of the Poor, the Presbyterian Hospital, the New York Ortho- 
paedic Dispensary and Hospital, the New York City Mission and the 
New York Institute for the Deaf and Dumb. 

He married February 8, 1872, in New York City, Susan Magoun 
Adams, daughter of William and Martha (Magoun) Adams of New 
York City. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, viz. : 
William Adams Delano of New York City, Moreau Delano of 
Orange, N. J., Caroline (Delano) Wadsworth, wife of Dr. Augustus 
B. Wadsworth of Albany, N. Y., and Susan Adams (Delano) Mc- 
Kelvey, wife of Charles W. McKelvey of Orange, N. J. 

Mr. Delano was a Life Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, to which he was elected January, 13, 1914. 

Levi Parsons Morton, a Life Member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, died May 16, 1920. An ex- 
tended sketch of the life of Mr. Morton may be seen as the leading 
article in the July, 192 1, issue of this publication. 

Mrs. William Walter Phelps, daughter of Joseph Earl and 
Maria (St. John) Sheffield of New Haven, Ct., was born in New 
Haven, August 4, 1838; she died in her apartments at the Bucking- 
ham Hotel, New York City, August 31, 1920, in the 82nd year of 
her age and was interred in the Phelps vault at Simsbury, Ct. 

On July 26, i860, at New Haven, Ct., she married the Hon. Wil- 
liam Walter Phelps, son of John Jay and Rachel (Phinny) Phelps of 
New York City and "Bushy Hill," Weatague, Ct. Her husband was 
born August 24, 1839, at Dundass, Pa., and died June 17, 1894, at 



122 Necrology, 1920. [April 

his country home, Teaneck Grange, Englewood N. J. Their city 
home was ,u No. 219 Madison Avenue, N. Y. City. 

Mr. Phelps was for many years a distinguished member of the 
United States Diplomatic service. Mrs. Phelps is survived by her 
son,,Capt. John J. Phelps of "Red Towers," Hackensack, N. J.; her 
daughter Marian (Phelps) Von-Rottenburg- Peters, wife of Theo- 
dore L. Peters of No. 70 West 49th Street, N. Y. City; and a daugh- 
ter-in-law, Mrs. Sheffield Phelps, of "Rosehill,'' Aiken, S. C. 

Mrs. Phelps was a Life Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, to which she was elected January 13, 1914. 

Frnacis Lynde Stetson, legal adviser of many large corpora- 
tions, was born at Keeseville, N. Y., April 23, 1846. He was a son 
of the Hon. Lemuel and Helen (Haskell) Stetson. He died at his 
home. No. 4 East 74th Street, N. Y. City, December 5, 1920, in the 
75th year of his age. 

He prepared at Plattsburg, N. Y., for Williams College and 
graduated from there with honors in 1867. He subsequently became 
a Trustee of the College, of which he was always a devoted alumnus, 
having for many years prior to his last illness never missed the com- 
mencement exercises at Williamstown. He studied law at Columbia 
University, graduating therefrom in 1869. He received his degree 
of A.M. from Williams College in 1870. 

Mr. Stetson began the practice of law in New York City in 1870, 
and when about 30 years of age he was appointed as Assistant Cor- 
poration Counsel under William C. Whitney, who was then Corpora- 
tion Counsel of the City. He later resigned that office to become a 
member of the law firm of Bangs and Stetson, of which firm Francis 
M. Bangs, the senior partner, was one of the best known and re- 
spected lawyers of his time. 

Mr. Stetson became the intimate personal friend and legal counsel 
of the late T. P. Morgan, and the present firm of Stetson, Jennings 
and Russell, the successor of the firm of Bangs and Stetson, is one 
of the most noted law firms in New York City and one of those of 
the highest standing in the whole country. 

Early in his career Mr. Stetson became prominent as a trial law- 
yer. From 1895. however, he devoted his entire attention to corpora- 
tion law, and was not often seen in court. Much of the important 
railroad litigation in this country in his day was conducted either 
directly or indirectly by Mr. Stetson. He was the organizer of the 
United States Steel Corporation and acted as its general counsel from 
its very inception. He was also general counsel for the Northern 
Pacific Railway Company, for the International Mercantile Marine 
Company, for the Erie Railroad, the United States Rubber Company, 
the Southern Railway Company and for many other of the great 
corporations. 

He was counsel for Samuel J. Tilden in the famous Tilden-Hayes 
contest for the Presidency of the L T nited States before the Supreme 
Court: and he had been Mr. Tilden's Secretary during his term as 
Governor of the State of New York. He was a personal friend and 
political adherent of Grover Cleveland, before the latter became 



1921.I Necrology, 1920. I 23 

President, and after Mr. Cleveland's retirement from his first term 
as President he became a member of Mr. Stetson's law firm until his 
re-election as President of the United States. 

Mr. Stetson was Senior Warden of the Church of the Incarnation 
of New York City and had been a delegate to every Protestant Epis- 
copal Convention for many years. He had served as Prseident of 
the New York State Bar Association and of the Bar Association of 
the City of New York. He was also at one time President of the 
Alumni Association of the School of Law of Columbia University 
and had also served as President of the Alpha Delta Phi Club of New 
York City. He was a member of many clubs, amongs others the 
Metropolitan, Century, University, Grolier, Church and India House. 
He was a member of the New England Society, President of the 
Stetson Kindred of America, member of the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art, the American Geographical Society and many other similar 
associations. 

He was never much of an after-dinner speaker, and he could not 
be classed as an orator. He spoke in public only when he had pre- 
pared himself and then every word he uttered carried with it positive 
conviction. 

Mr. Stetson was a descendant of Robert Stetson, Cornet of 
Troopers, who settled at Scituate, Mass., in 1634. He married in 
1873 at Rahway, N. J., Elizabeth Ruff, who died April 16, 1917. He 
adopted in 1917 after she was of age, Margery H. Lee, who had been 
secretary to his wife. She is a daughter of Alfred Lee of German- 
town, Philadelphia, Pa., and a grand-daughter of Bishop Lee, the 
Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Delaware. He is survived by his 
adopted daughter, who is now Mrs. Elbridge L. Adams of 1155 Park 
Avenue, N. Y. City. 

Mr. Stetson was a Life Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, to which he was elected January 13, 1914. 

Jonathan Thorne, a Life Member of the New York Gelealogi- 
cal and Biographical Society, died January 12, 1920. An extended 
sketch of Mr. Thome's life will be found as the leading article in the 
October, 1920, issue of this publication. 

Henry Benedict Davenport, an Annual Member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died February 16, 1920. 
An extended sketch of Mr. Davenport's life will be found in the 
April, 192 1, issue of this publication. 

George Samuel Dearborn, President of the American Hawaiian 
Steamship Company, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 20, 1858. 
He was a son of David B. and Ellen (Nichols) Dearborn. He died 
suddenly at his country residence, "Oaklands," Rye, N. Y., May 29, 
1920, in his 63rd year. 

Mr. Dearborn was educated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, 
and early in life entered upon his business career. He organized the 
first steampship line between New York City and the Hawaiian Isl- 
ands ; he was identified with many other large shipping enterprises 
and was a member of the firm of Dearborn and Lapham. 



124 Necrology, 1920. [April 

His city residence was at 22 East 47th Street, but he spent much of 
his time at his country place in Rye and was identified with Christ 
Protestant Episcopal Church in that town. 

He was a member of many clubs, amongst which may be men- 
tioned the Racquet and Tennis, Metropolitan, Down Town, Larch- 
mont Yacht, Apawamis, New York Yacht, Whist and India House. 

He married Bessie R. Douglas of Brooklyn, N. Y., who with two 
sons, Henry and Douglas, survive him. 

Mr. Dearborn was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected March 14, 
1916. 

Joseph Eastman, retired financier, was born in 1853 ; he died at 
his residence, 4 East 70th Street, New York City, December 28, 1920. 

He graduated in 1873 from the College of the City of New York 
and for many years engaged in financial operations in New York 
City. 

Mr. Eastman was a member of the University Club and the Auto- 
mobile Club of America, the Riding, Garden City Golf, Sleepy Hol- 
low and the Ardsley Country Clubs. 

He married Harriet Collyer, daughter of the late Dr. Robert 
Collyer, for many years pastor of the Church of the Messiah in New 
York City. He is survived by two sons and one daughter — Thomas 
C. Eastman, Norman F. Eastman and Miss Lucy P. Eastman. 

Mr. Eastman was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected January 18, 
1916. 

Spencer Joseph Estey, commission merchant, was born at 
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, December 18, 1859; he died 
at Dr. Mayo's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., November 14, 1920, in the 
60th year of his age. He was a son of Joseph Nehemiah Estey (who 
was born at Fredericton, December 22, 1828, and died there January 
28, 1861) and his wife, Jane Temple Heustis (born at Queensbury, 
New Brunswick, Canada, July 10, 1834, died at Boston, Mass., May 
16, 1885), who were married at Fredericton, May 18, 1858. His 
mother was a daughter of Benjamin Atherton and Deborah (Robin- 
son) Heustis of Putnam Co., N. Y, 

Mr. Estey was at one time a Lieutenant of Company G, 23rd 
Regiment of the New York National Guard, and was a member of 
the 23rd Regiment Veteran Association. In 19 14 he re-enlisted and 
during the World War he served on home duty. He was a prominent 
member of the Canadian Club, and a member of the Wykagyl Coun- 
try Club. His residence was at No. 183 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

He married September 18, 1894, at Brooklyn, N. Y., Josephine 
(Dingee) Thorne, widow of the late William Smith Thorne and 
daughter of Peter Montgomery and Elizabeth (Horton) Dingee of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. He is survived by his widow and their son, Spencer 
Robinson Estey. Mr. Estey was much interested in genealogy, and 
devoted much time to the preparation of his Estey line of descent 



192 1.] Necrology, 1920. 1 25 

which was published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, on pages 80-81, of the January, 1918, issue. 

He was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, to which he was elected April 7, 1910. 

Walter Kerr, President of the New York Life Insurance and 
Trust Co., was born in Newburgh in 1852. He died suddenly at his 
residence, 353 West 84th Street, New York, April 24, 1920, in his 
68th year. 

He began his business career in the National Bank of Newburgh, 
N. Y. When still a young man he entered the service of the New 
York Life Insurance and Trust Company, working his way up from 
grade to grade till at the time of his death he had served continuously 
with that organization for nearly half a century. During recent years 
he had been Vice-President and in 19 15 he succeeded Henry Parish 
as President. 

Mr. Kerr was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, to which he was elected January 3, 1917. 

Francis Guerin Lloyd, merchant, banker, was born in Keyport, 
Monmouth Co., N. J., May 26, 1848. He was the son of Henry 
Trusler Lloyd of Charleston, S. C, and his wife Margaret Dey Her- 
bert of Englishtown, N. J. 

He died suddenly of heart disease while on his way to his office, 
October 6, 1920, in the 73rd year of his age. 

He was educated in a private school in New Brunswick, N. J., 
and in a public school of New York City. 

In 1862, at the age of fourteen, he entered the employ of Brooks 
Brothers, clothiers, then situated at Catherine and Cherry Streets, 
New York. In successive stages in the development of that business 
Mr. Lloyd rose to a partnership in 1879 and to the Presidency of the 
corporation of Brooks Bros, in 1903, which office he held until his 
death. 

Mr. Lloyd had many interests. He was Second Vice-President 
of the United States Savings Bank, a Director of the Harriman 
National and of the Union Exchange National Banks, a Vestryman 
of the Church of the Epiphany and President of the Scottish Terrier 
Society of America. His clubs were the Metropolitan, Union League, 
Grolier, Riding, Automobile, Church, Essex Fox Hounds, and the 
Somerset Hills Country. He was a member of the Sons of the Revo- 
lution, St. Nicholas Society, Veteran Corps of Artillery and last year 
was commissioned Captain in the Ninth Coast Artillery. 

He married on August 9, 1875, Matilda Hedenberg Herbert, who 
with one child, a daughter, Margaret D. (Lloyd) Winston, wife of 
G. Owen Winston of New York City, survive him. 

His city residence was at 157 E. 71st Street, New York, and his 
country residence at Bernardsville, N. J. 

Mr. Lloyd was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, to which he had been elected February 10, 
1889, and after resigning December 9, 1907, was re-elected January 
10, 1919. 



126 Necrology, 1920. [April 

Robert Maxwell, Vice-President of the Hockanum Association, 
woolen manufacturers, was born at Rockville, Tolland Co., Ct., in 
1865. He was the son of George Maxwell and his wife, Harriet Kel- 
logg of Rockville, Ct. He died in New York City, March 21, 1920, 
in the 56th year and was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Rockville, 
Ct. 

Mr. Maxwell graduated at Yale College in 1887 and spent the rest 
of his life in business in the woolen trade in New York City. He 
was unmarried and resided at 524 Fifth Avenue. 

He was a member of many clubs, among which are the Union, 
Aero, Racquet and Tennis, University, Union League, Metropolitan, 
Automobile, Morris County Golf, Rumson Country and the Republi- 
can. 

Mr. Maxwell was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society, to which he was elected February 
8, 1901. 

Russell Wellman Moore, chemist, was born in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., December 21, 1861. He was the son of the late Alexander 
Thompson Moore and his wife, Fidelia Leverett. He died at his late 
residence, 44 West 77th Street, New York City, July 31, 1920. 

He graduated from Princeton, A.B., in 1883, and received the de- 
grees of M.Sc. 1885, A.M. 1886. He was assistant in quantitative 
analysis in the Department of Chemistry, Columbia University ; chem- 
ist of the N. Y. State Dairy Commission, 1885-88; examiner of 
chemicals and chemist in charge of the laboratory of U. S. Appraisers 
of Customs, 1888-1910; member of the Board of Civil Service Ex- 
aminers, N. Y. Customs, 1891- 1907 ; manager of the U. S. Condition- 
ing and Testing Co., 1909-1912 ; member of the Municipal Explosives 
Commission, N. Y. City, 1912-15, and a consulting chemist to the 
N. Y. Fire Department. 

He was a member of the American Chemical Society, and an 
officer of the Society of Chemical Industry and a past president of 
the Chemists Club of N. Y. He was a member of the University and 
Princeton Clubs of New York and of the Algonquin Club of Boston, 
Mass., and of the Huguenot Society. 

He married June 23, 1908, in Duxbury, Mass., Anna Buckham 
(Wright) Taylor. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Jeannie 
Moore. 

Mr. Moore was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, to which he was elected November 15, 1918. 

Charles King Morrison, an Annual Member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, died October 18, 1920. An 
extended sketch of the life of Mr. Morrison will be found in the 
April, 192 1, issue of this publication. 

Josiah Collins Pumpelly, an Annual Member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died January 5, 1920. 
extended sketch of Mr. Pumpelly's life will be found as the leading 
article in the April, 1921, issue of this publication. 

Hon. Richard Herbert Smith, Justice of the City Court of 
New York, was born in 1858 at St. James, Long Island, N. Y., in the 



1 92 1.] Necrology, 1920. I 27 

home on the farm where more than 250 years ago his ancestor Richard 
("Bull") Smith founded the American branch of the family. He 
died at his city residence, 470 West 146th Street, New York, January 
26, 1920, in his 62nd year and was interred in the family cemetery at 
St. James, L. I. 

Funeral services were held at St. Luke's Church, New York 
City ; a Masonic service was conducted by Franklin Lodge of which 
Justice Smith was a member. 

He was educated at Middlebury College and later graduated from 
the law school of Columbia University, LL.B., 1879. 

He was an Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1879- 1889, under 
Messrs. Whitney and Lacombe and was elected to the N. Y. Assembly 
an Independent Democrat in 1905. He was nominated in 1909 for 
the City Court Bench, as an Independent Democrat, was endorsed by 
the Republican party and the Civic Alliance and elected by a large 
plurality over the opposing nominee. He was re-elected, run- 
ning as an independent Democrat, in November, 19 19, by one of the 
largest votes ever cast for a candidate to the City Court Bench. 

Justice Smith was a member of the Bar Association of the City 
of New York and of the New York Lawyers' Association. 

He was a Mason, having taken the 32nd degree in the Scottish 
Rite of the Order. He was a man of engaging personality, possessing 
a host of friends ; admired for his sturdy courage and political inde- 
pendence and respected for the success with which he disentangled 
and upheld the obscured elements of justice and saw that fair play 
was secured in the cases coming before his court. 

He married in 1912 in New York City, Beatrice Biddle, daughter 
of the late Nicholas Biddle of New York, a widely known newspaper 
man. He is survived by his wife and two adopted children. 

He was an Annual Member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, to which he was elected January 27, 1914. 

Theodore Newton Vail, an Annual Member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, died April 16, 1920. An ex- 
tended sketch of Mr. Vail's life we hope will appear in a latter issue 
of this publication. 

John F. Collins, Deputy County Clerk of Montgomery County, 
N. Y., was born in Fonda, N. Y., July 9, 1865. He was the only 
child of Michael and Catherine Collins of Fonda. He died at his resi- 
dence in Fonda, February 12, 1920. 

He received his early education in the village school and when 
quite young secured a clerkship in the County Clerk's office. Later 
he entered a law office in Amsterdam, N. Y., and after four years 
passed the examination and was admitted to the State Bar. 

For over thirty years he had been Deputy County Clerk of Mont- 
gomery County, retained in office by succeeding County Clerks of 
different parties, because of his eminent fitness and great usefulness in 
the public's interests. His duties gave him familiarity with the 
County's oldest records, which he was compelled to study ; and subse- 
quently he gained further knowledge of these matters by reading 
local, state and national history. He thus became a great reader and 



128 Charles King Morrison. [April 

an ardent student of his county's history, particularly of that portion 
of it located in the Mohawk Valley ; and probably was at the time of 
his death possessed of more historical knowledge relating to the affairs 
of his County, its principal men and affairs which have affected its 
history, than any other individual. His memory of the historical tra- 
ditions and facts which he had imbibed, and his pleasure in relating 
such memories to others, were both equally and charmingly charac- 
teristic of him. 

He gathered what is perhaps one of the broadest, best and most 
valuable libraries and collection of letters, signatures, prints and docu- 
ments, bearing upon Tryon County and Montgomery County history, 
which has ever existed in private hands in New York State. 

He was a member of the Tryon County Society of Bibliophiles, 
the Montgomery County Historical Society and of the Montgomery 
County Bar Association. 

He married Manilla B. Wilson of Amsterdam, N. Y., who alone 
survives him. 

Mr. Collins was a Corresponding Member of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, to which he was appointed 
December 20, 1917. 



CHARLES KING MORRISON. 



Contributed by John R. Totten. 



Charles King Morrison, the son of George Austin and Lucy 
Anne (King) Morrison of New York City, was born at No. 10 
East 54th Street, New York City, on June 24, 1867. He died sud- 
denly, of angina pectoris, at his late residence No. 789 West End 
Avenue, New York City, on October 18, 1920. 

His father, George Austin Morrison,* Senior, was a son of Alex- 
ander and Christian (Lyall) Morrison,* and was born November 30, 
1832, at "Mondynes" Parish of Fordoun, Kincardinshire, Scotland. 
The ancestral home of the "Morrisons" was on the Island of Lewes 
in the Western Hebrides of Scotland, where the families of the 
Morrisons have flourished since the earliest times. The Clan Morri- 
son also forms a small sept of the great Highland clan of the Mac- 
Donalds of Glengarry, and in despite of their limited number still 
preserve a distinct clan tartan and coat of arms. George Austin 
Morrison, Senior, died February 26, 1916. 

His mother, Lucy Anne King was a daughter of Eseck Clarke 
and Sarah Coe (McCullen) King. She was born December 17, 
1844, at New Lebanon, Columbia Co., N. Y. 

The marriage of his parents was blessed by the birth of but two 
children: George Austin Morrison.t Jr., and his brother Charles 
King Morrison, the subject of this sketch. George Austin Morri- 
son, Jr., died November 30, 1916, leaving no children and thus with 

* See N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. XLVII, pp. 241-4. 
t See N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, Vol. XLVIIT, pp. 225-8. 



1 92 1.] Charles King Morrison. I 29 

the death of Charles King Morrison who likewise left no children, 
the Morrison name in this branch of the family becomes extinct. 

Full genealogical information relative to the antecedents of the 
parents of Charles King Morrison may be found in the following 
volumes : — Clement King of Marshfield, Mass., and his Descendants; 
The De Camp Family of New Jersey; The King Heraldry; The 
Clarke Families of Rhode Island; and The King Family in England 
— all of which works were compiled by George Austin Morrison, 
Jr., the deceased brother of Charles King Morrison. 

Charles King Morrison received his early education at the Cutler 
School in New York City and at the hands of private tutors. He 
matriculated at Harvard College in 1887 and graduated therefrom 
A.B., in 1891. That same year he entered Columbia University Law 
School and received the degree of LL.B. therefrom in 1894. 

He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, and 
thereupon entered the law offices of Davies, Stone and Auerbach, 
being associated with that firm in the Elevated Railroad Department 
of its activities as an assistant trial counsel for five years. 

In 1899 he entered into partnership with his brother, George 
Austin Morrison, Jr. (since deceased), for the general practice of 
law, under the firm name of Morrison and Morrison, with offices 
at No. 43 Cedar Street, New York City. In 1907, owing to diversi- 
fied interests, this firm was by mutual consent dissolved. 

After a prolonged trip around the world, Mr. Morrison in 1913 
entered into association for the practice of law with Eliot Norton, 
son of the late Professor Charles Eliot Norton of Harvard Uni- 
versity, with offices at No. 2 Rector Street, N. Y. City. 

Mr. Morrison was married on June 5, 1916 to Mildred Hortsen 
Hoag, daughter of the late Dr. William E. and Adeleine (Knowl- 
ton) Hoag. No children blessed this union; his widow survives him. 

He was a member of the Metropolitan and Harvard Clubs of 
New York City; of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution and 
of the Society of the War of 1812; of the Veteran Corps of Artil- 
lery of the State of New York; of the Society of the Cincinnati of 
the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations ; of the 
St. Nicholas and of the St. Andrew's Societies of the State of New 
York. 

He was elected a member of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society on June 4, 1917, and was much interested in its 
activities. His father, George Austin Morrison, Sr., and his brother, 
George Austin Morrison, Jr., were both before him members of the 
Society, the latter having been for many years one of the most 
energetic of the Society's officials and much occupied in advancing 
its interests. 

In the short space of time from February 16, 1916, to October 18, 
1920, our Society has been called upon to mourn the loss, as mem- 
bers, of the father and both of his sons, all of whom were so closely 
associated with its history and progress. The name of Morrison is 
forcefully and honorably inscribed in the archives of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



1 30 Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

TOMPKINS COUNTY GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS. 



Contributed by Mrs. Dora Pope Worden, 

Corresponding Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



INTRODUCTION 

The compiling of the following records, which for the most 
part were gathered in the summer months during the past five years, 
has been for me a most pleasant and interesting task. Accompanied 
by some friend, I drove leisurely through this beautiful region. 
Many were the interesting and curious tales concerning the early 
settlers of the County which were related to us. Would that space 
was here permitted to perpetuate these tales! 

Here I would like to express my gratitude to those without 
whose help these records could not have been secured, viz: — my 
husband, Mrs. Delia Bishop and Mrs. Cora Knettles. Together we 
have visited 75 cemeteries and copied about 5,000 inscriptions. In 
most instances we secured only those records which were made prior 
to 1850; but in some cases where the cemetery was small, the inscrip- 
tions from all of the gravestones were copied. The inscriptions in 
every case, were copied exactly as they appeared on the stones. In 
copying these inscriptions I was more or less particular about copy- 
ing them in the regular order of their sequential location; but as I 
was assisted at different times by different individuals, it is possible 
that this rule was not always followed. 

The importance of this work, which is obvious to a genealogist, 
was greatly impressed upon me, when only recently I learned that 
two of the smaller family burying grounds here recorded had been 
ploughed up within the year. The gathering of such early death 
statistics, which can be found in no place other than the cemeteries, 
is a work which should be taken up in each and every county, where 
the work has not already been done; and such records, which are 
now so precious, and which will in time become more so, be pre- 
served for the benefit of posterity. 

The key map, which appears in this number of the Record, gives 
the location of the graveyards in the southern towns of the county, 
which are numbered as follows : — 

Town of Caroline, i, Dutch Reformed. 2, Roe. 3, Yates. 
4, Slaterville. 5, Caroline Centre. 6, Blair. 7, Speedsville. 
8, Hollister. 9, Brookton. 10, Morris Chapel. 11, Grove 
or Tobeytown. 12, Central Chapel. 13, Lane (White Chapel). 
Town of Danby. 14, Mandeville. 15, Danby. 15A, Old Bury- 
ing Ground, Danby Village. 16, Baptist Church, West Danby. 
17, Methodist Church, West Danby. 18, Curtis. 
Town of Enfield. 34, Rolfe. 35, Enfield Village. 36, Christian 

Church. 37, Gibbs. 38, Enfield Falls. 
Town of Ithaca. 44, East Lawn. 45, Mitchell. 46, Kings. 47, 
South Hill. 48, Inlet Valley or Fisher's. 49, Pleasant Grove 
or Kline. 50, Ithaca City. 51, Davis. 



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Town of Newfield. 52, Trumbull's Corners. 53, Newfield. 
54, Woodland. 55, Cutter. 56, Estabrook. 57, Sebring. 58, 
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Town of Caroline, formed from Spencer (Tioga County), 
February 22, 181 1, and was transferred to Tompkins County, March 
22, 1822. A part was annexed to Danby in 1829. For location of 
graveyards by numbers, see key map. 

1. Old Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, near 
Slaterville Springs. 
Joseph Quimby, d. Mar. 16, 1825, aged 41 yrs. 
Ann Eliza, dau. of Nathan and Mary Robison, d. Feb. 25, 1840, 

aged 1 yr. 6 mo. 10 da. 
Levi Hawkins, d. June 11, 1823, aged 45 yrs. 
Benjamin Hawkins, d. July 20, 1840, aged 18 yr. 9 mo. 5 da. 
Infant son of Levi and Ruby Hawkins, d. Feb. 24, 1843. 
David Stevens, d. Sept. 25, 1848, aged 40 yrs. 
Margaret, wife of George Middauh, d. Aug. 13, 1844, aged 66 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of John Cromb, d. Apr. 13, 1843 in tne 95 th y r - °* 

her age. 
Hitty, dau. of James and Mary McMaster, d. Feb. 28, 1840, aged 42 

yrs. 
Jane, wife of John Rosakrance, and dau. of James and Mary McMas- 
ter, d. Mar. 1, 1836. aged 53 yrs. 
Mary, consort of James McMaster, d. Feb. 26, 1837, aged 76 yrs. 
James McMaster, d. July 26, 1837, aged 80 yrs. 
Matilda McMasters, d. Apr. 25, 1844, aged 60 yrs. 
Elizabeth J. Sullivan, d. Feb. 24, 1844, aged 20 yrs. 9 mo. 2 da. 
In memory of Daniel Sullivan, who departed this life Aug. 25, 1839, 

aged 29 yrs. 2 mo. 7 da. 
Hannah, wife of Benjamin Marich, d. Aug. 27, 1845, aged 70 yrs. 
Benjamin Marich, d. Nov. 6, 1839, aged 68 yrs. 9 mo. 24 da. 
Cornelius B., son of Sampson and Eliza Jensen, d. Oct. 27, 1840, 

aged 18 yr. 7 mo. 14 da. 
Isaac W., son of Sampson and Eliza Jensen, d. Oct. 6, 1840, aged 23 

yr. 2 mo. 14 da. 
Maria J., d. June 7, 1828, aged 26 yrs. 
Henry, d. Nov. 9, 1839, aged 24 yrs. 

Children of Rev. Garret and Margarite Mandeville. 
Margarite, wife of Rev. Garret Mandeville, d. May 22, 1829, aged 

Priscilla, wife of Dr. Daniel Mead, d. Aug. 21, 1836, aged 43 yr. 

9 mo. 5 da. 
Rachel L., wife of Doctor Daniel Mead, d. May 8, 1850, aged 30 

yrs. 3 mo. 
Daniel L. Mead, Jr., d. July 10, 1840, aged 22 yr. 5 mo. 17 da. 
Lydia G., dau. of George and Lydia Carter, d. Sept. 2y, 1836, aged 8 

yrs. 
In memory of Sarah, wife of Simon V. W. Schoonmaker, d. Feb. 17, 

1837, aged 62 yrs. 9 mo. 
William Shurter, d. Nov. 10, 1837, aged 40 yrs. 3 mo. 8 da. 
Marilla, dau. of William and Tirzah Shurter, d. Aug. 2, 1828, aged 

2 yr. 4 mo. 21 da. 
Soloman Bush, d. Dec. 9, 1843, aged 50 yrs. 



1 92 1.] Town of Caroline. 133 

Cornelius Terwilliger, d. Jan. 4, 1847, a ? e d 78 yr. 4 da. 

David J. Heath, d. Sept. 30, 1843, aged 30 yrs. 18 da. 

In memory of Austin, son of Austin and Cloe Burgess who d. Aug. 

21, 1826, aged 2 yr. 5 mo. 13 da. 
Infant daughter of Win. and Jane Winfield, d. Feb. 22, 1833, aged 3 

weeks, 4 da. 
Cornelius, d. Feb. 7, 1840, aged 11 days. 
Nancy, d. Feb. 19, 1840, aged 16 days. 

Children of James H. and Ann Eliza Winfield. 
Anthony Hasbrouck, d. June 6, 1848, aged 26 yr. 7 mo. 20 da. 
Sarah, wife of Joseph Chambers, d. Feb. 22, 1844, aged 29 yr. 4 mo. 

21 da. 
Homer, son of Joseph and Sarah Chambers, d. Mar. 1, 1841, aged 

6 mo. 17 da. 
Mr. Benjamin Genung, d. Mar. 9, 1832, aged 84 yrs. 
Hannah, his wife, d. Mar. 8, 1826, aged 80 yrs. 
Barnabas Genung, d. Oct. 1, 1833, aged 47 yr. 5 mo. 9 da. 
Lazetta Genung, d. July 21, 1826, being in the 28th yr. of her age. 
Infant child of Peter L. and Mary Delamater, d. Dec. 13, 1824. 
Charity Hasbrouck, 1841-1848. 

(Child of J. D. B. and Catharine Hasbrouck) (?) 
James Peresoneus, d. May 14, 1836, aged 88 yr. 10 mo. 3 da. (Sol- 
dier) 
Hannah, wife of John S. Graham, d. Oct. 15, 1840, aged 43 yr. 8 

mo. 9 da. 
Mary A., dau. of Walter and Maria Paine, d. Aug. 4, 1847, aged 2 

wks. 2 da. 
Abraham Winchell, d. Apr. 4, 1843, aged 49 yrs. 
Spencer Hungerford, b. in Bristol, Ct., July 13, 1789, d. Dec. 23, 

1871. Pioneer to Central New York in 1813. 
Electa Dunham, his wife, born Mar. 7, 1788, d. Feb. 10, 1843. 
Jehiel Hungerford, b. June 3, 1758; d. Feb. 8, 1844. 
Hannah Spencer, his wife, b. Mar. 15, 1758, d. Sept. 8, 1842. 
Robert M., son of Robert M. and Betsey Dean, d. Oct. 12, 1845, 

aged 9 yr. 9 da. 
Loretta, dau. of J. H. and Sally McWhorter, d. Feb. 27, 1849, aged 1 

yr. 9 mo. 4 da. 
James, son of Richard and Phebe R. Thome, d. Mar. 4, 1847, aged 

20 yrs. 
Phebe, wife of A. B. Pugsley, d. Mar. 25, 1842, aged 63 yr. 10 mo. 

13 da. 
Susan McArthur, d. Sept 5, 1846, aged 16 yrs. 
In memory of George Bush who d. Apr. 25, 1824, aged 54 yrs. 
Alice, wife of Peter Fish. d. Feb. 9, 1848, aged 79 yr. n mo. 1 da. 
Daniel Voorhis, d. Nov. 18, 1846, aged 75 yrs. 
Maria Griswold, d. May 20, 1843, aged 37 yr. 3 mo. 7 da. 
Julia Ann Osborn, 1802- 1842. 

(Wife of John Osborn) 
Michael Coons, d. Feb. 9, 1849, aged 82 yr. 7 mo. 
Sarah, wife of Michael Coons, d. Nov. 30, 1848, aged 74 yrs. 



j 3 4 Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

Infant son of Michael and Louisa Krum, d. Oct. 12, 1846, aged 1 mo. 

1 da. 
Sally, wife of John Munrow, d. Dec. 24, 1833, aged 33 yr. 2 mo. 

24 da. 
Levina Yaple, d. July 30, 1839, aged 40 yrs. 
Jacob Yaple, d. Mar. 21, 1843, aged 40 yrs. 
George C, son of Seth and Nancy Hanford, d. Jan. 20, 1837, aged 

1 yr. 2 mo. 
Gersham Hanford, d. July 11, 1838, aged 75 yrs. 
John Powell, d. Apr. 10, 1845, aged 22 yrs. 

Christopher Rightmyre, d. Aug. 7, 1845, a § e d 24 yr. 4 mo. 1 da. 
James Rightmyre, d. May 4, 1848, aged 56 yr. 4 mo. 17 da. 
James Morgan, son of John J. and Nancy De Puy, d. Apr. 22, 1848, 

aged 2 mo. 22 da. 
Truman, son of Moses and Anna Perry, d. Aug. 18, 1847, aged 2 

yr. 9 mo. 
Susannah, wife of Barnabas Genung, d. June 14, i860, aged 69 yr. 

26 da. 
Lewis, son of Roswell and Jemiah Snow, d. Feb. 15, 1826, aged 

13 da. 
Sarah E., dau. of Roswell and Jemiah Snow, d. Nov. 3, 1823, aged 2 

yr. 1 mo. 28 da. 
Roswell Snow, d. July 21, 1837, aged 38 yr. 7 mo. 

(His wife d. 1861.) 
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Joseph Chambers, d. June t.'j, 1833, aged yS 

yrs. 
Mr. Richard Chambers, d. Dec. 25, 1813, aged 25 yrs. 
Infant son of David and Mary Sullivan, d. July 13, 1838, aged 1 da. 
Isaac R. Chambers, d. Dec. 10, 1830, aged 22 yr. 10 mo. 9 da. 
Catharine, wife of Oakly Bush, d. June 15, 1828, aged 45 yrs. 
Sally M., wife of David Stevens, d. Mar. 22, 1839, aged 27 yr. 11 

mo. 19 da. 
George Middaugh, d. Aug. 16, 1839, aged 65 yr. 1 mo. 
Margaret, wife of Peter Bush, d. Jan. 15, 1842, aged 55 yr. 2 mo. 6 da. 
Abraham Chambers, d. Nov. 4, 1836, aged 51 yr. 4 mo. 23 da. 
Mrs. Rachel, wife of Ephram Chambers, d. Sept. 2, 1834, aged 52 yr. 

8 mo. 5 da. 
David McMaster, d. Nov. 14, 1847, aged 56 yrs. 
Eliza McMaster, d. Jan. 20, 1848, aged 42 yr. 6 mo. 
Sally, wife of Milo Heath, d. Mar. 5, 1843, aged 56 yr. 11 mo. 24 da. 
In memory of Eunice, wife of David Heath who d. May 21, 1825, 

a S ed 57 y rs - 
Infant son, d. Dec. 12, 1837, aged 3 mo. 
Infant son, d. Mar. 25, 1839, aged 3 wks. 

Children of David J. and Rachel Heath. 

2. Roe Cemetery near Brookton 

Mr. Selden Tence, d. June 1, 1832, aged 29 yrs. 

Mr. David Wheldn, d. Mar. 3, 1834, aged 96 yrs. 

Jeramiah C, wife of Ira Aldrich, d. Feb. 14, 1845, aged 58 yr. 21 da. 



192 1.] Town of Caroline. I 35 

Franklin P., only son of Philip and Lydia P. Case, d. Mar. 26, 1844, 

aged 7 mo. 
Charles H., son of Henry E. and Amelia Minton, d. July 3, 1840, 

aged 4 mo. 16 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of Seely Finch, d. Aug. 26, 1843, aged 70 yr. 4 mo. 

28 da. 
Martin S., son of John P. and Julia Allen, d. Mar. 21, 1845, aged 

1 yr. 9 mo. 21 da. 

Cornelia, dau. of John and Catharine Roe, d. Feb. 3, 1837, aged 20 

yrs. 
Triphena, dau. of John M. and Catharine Roe, d. June 27, 1834, 

aged 20 yrs. 
Lucinda, dau. of John M. and Catharine Roe, d. Oct. 10, 1830, aged 

2 yr. 

Infant son, d. July 8, 1823. 

William McKean, d. Mar. 18, 1848, aged 60 yr. 10 mo. 

Manilla, dau. of Job and Hannah Randall, d. Apr. 5, 1833, aged 

8 yr. 7 mo. 18 da. 
Obed W. Randall, d. Apr. 4, 1833, aged 21 yr. 3 mo. 
Mary A., dau. of Thomas J. and Eliza Phelps, d. Jan. 21, 1840, 

aged 1 yr. 4 mo. 3 da. 
Lydia, wife of John W. Phelps, d. Sept. 25, 1838, aged 20 yr. 4 mo. 

7 da. 
Mr. Win Roe, d. Aug. 31, 1830, aged 87 yrs. 
Mary, his wife, d. July 25, 1830, aged 85 yrs. 
Hiram Egleston, d. Feb. 22, 1831, aged 25 yr. 5 mo. 8 da. 
Jacob Keyzer, d. Jan. 18, 1838, in the 50th yr. of his age. 
Henry Carl, d. June 25, 1835, aged 35 yr. 5 mo. 
Alonzo, son of Park and Priscilla Woodward, d. Aug. 24, 1843, aged 

11 mo. 15 da. 
3. Yates Cemetery; the old cemetery at Slaterville Springs, 
back of Mrs. Page's house. 
Deborah, wife of Thompson Straight, d. Feb. 13, 1858, aged 44 yr. 

6 mo. 27 da., 
Abigail, wife of Albert Keeler, d. Sept. 2, 1850, aged 33 yr. 10 mo. 

22 da. 
Adison, son of Albert and Abigail Keeler, d. Aug. 19, 1850, aged 

2 yr. 1 mo. 10 da. 
George W., son of Alexander and Alida Stickle, d. Sept. 20, 1848, 

aged 2 yr. 1 mo. 6 da. 
Bernardus N., son of Ezekiel H. and Ann Noble, d. July 22, 1849, 

aged — . 
Rachel Norris, b. Oct. 5, 181 1, d. Jan. 28, 1853. 
Walter Norris, d. Nov. 1, 1850, aged 82 yr. 7 mo. 4 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of Walter Norris, d. Aug. 31, 1849, a ? e d 75 yrs. 
Anna, dau. of W. and E. Norris, d. Mar. 1, 1833, aged 24 yr. 1 mo. 

1 da. 
Isaac Miller, d. June 28, 1818, in the 26th yr. of his age. 
Achsah C, dau. of Isaac and Esther Miller, d. July 29, 1845, a g" e ^ 

2y yr. 2 mo. 7 da. 



I 36 Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

Martha, dau. of Abram and Sally Bush. d. July 14, 1833, aged 10 

yrs. 
Anna, wife of John Robison, d. Aug. 9, 1830, aged 64 yr. 9 mo. 26 

da. 
David Robison, d. May 23, 1818, aged 17 yrs. 
Janet, wife of Benjamin Eighmey, d. Sept. 4, 1836 aged 54 yr. 

21 da. 
In memory of Gershom Bowne, son of Isaac and Martha Bush who 

d. Apr. 2, 1832, aged 15 yr. (1 or 4 mo.?), 15 da. 
Martha, wife of Isaac Bush, d. Apr. 5, 1846, aged 69 yr. 5 mo. 2.2. da. 
Isaac Bush, d. Aug. 2, 1848, aged 84 yr. 3 mo. 8 da. 
Ansel T. Brainard, b. 1804; d. Aug. 9, 1856. 
James M., son of Peter and Delight Gasso, d. Apr. 15, 1844, aged 1 

yr. 5 mo. 8 da. 
Obadiah G., son of Zechariah and Martha Ann Robison, d. Sept. 

30, 1836, aged 6 mo. 13 da. 
Serepta, wife of Benjamin Deuel, d. July 22, 1847, aged 20 yr. 5 

mo. 20 da. 
Lucinda, wife of Lemuel Yates, d. June 11, 1848, aged 67 yr. 9 mo. 

25 da. 
Lemuel Yates, d. Aug. 23, 1854, aged 81 yrs. 
William Yates, d. Sept. 5, 1865, aged 48 yr. 2 mo. 11 da. 
Candace, wife of David Belknap, d. Sept 13, 1857, aged 42 yr. 7 mo. 

I da. 

Mary Ann, dau. of Lemuel and Lucinda Yates, d. Jan. 10, 1862, aged 

42 yr. 8 mo. 15 da. 
Survilia A., wife of V. Middaugh, d. Mar. 10, 1867, aged 36 yr. 7 mo. 

18 da. 
Sophia A. Robison, d. Aug. 17, 1864, aged 45 yrs. 
Mary Elva, dau. of V. and S. A. Middaugh, d. Mar. 22, 1862, aged 

II mo. 

Joanna, wife of Soloman Robison, d. Aug. 10, 1866, aged 70 yr. 4 mo. 

Soloman Robison, d. Oct. 9, 1868, aged 76 yr. 4 mo. 9 da. 

James E., son of John and Alice Johnson, d. Aug. 25, 1865, aged 21 

yr. 3 mo. 8 da. 
Lizzie E. Johnson, d. Oct. 28, 1867, aged 27 yr. 8 mo. 29 da. 
Philip P. Brady, d. June 2, 1864, aged 60 yrs. 
Rosalia M. James, d. Oct. 20, 1861, aged 16 yr. 9 mo. 20 da. 
Helen J. James, d. Oct. 24, 1861, aged 8 yr. 6 mo. 1 da. 
Davis L. James, d. Oct. 29, 1861, aged 11 yr. 2 mo. 26 da. 
Susan M. James, d. Oct. 31, 1861, aged 9 yr. 12 da. 
Sabia Straight, d. Sept. 19, 1841, aged 74 yrs. 

Emery L., son of A. and R. A. Eastman, d. Sept. 4, 1857, aged 5 mo. 
Mathew Crispell, d. Apr. 16, 1869, aged 82 yr. 6 mo. 26 da. ' 
Catharine, dau. of Mathew and Elizabeth Crispell, d. June 16, 1840, 

aged 22 yrs. 
Charity, wife of Abraham W. Lane, d. Nov. 9, 1858, aged 55 yr. 

6 mo. 17 da. 
Charles W. Lane, d. Oct. 16, 1861, aged 20 yr. 10 mo. 16 da. 



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Phebe Reed, wife of Amariah Yates, b. June 16, 1806, d. Oct. 24, 

1856. 
Xzena, their dau., b. Oct. 23, 1842, d. Aug. 15, 1844. 
Francis Norwood, d. Oct. 23, 1842, aged 87 yr. 1 mo. 5 da. 
Sarepta A., dau. of Philo and Polly A. Darlin, d. Aug. 11, 1861, aged 

12 yr. 3 mo. 1 da. 
George M., son of Philo and Polly A. Darlin, d. Aug. 11, 1861, aged 

2 yr. 8 mo. 24 da. 
George L., son of Philo and Polly A. Darlin, d. Sept. 11, 1853, aged 

2 yr. 4 mo. 
James Robison, d. Aug. 16, 1849, aged 54 yr. 9 mo. 18 da. 
Polly, wife of James Robison, d. Mar. 14, 1848, aged 48 yr. 4 mo. 

17 da. 
Alma, dau. of J. C. and S. Yates, d. Sept. 16, 1861, aged 7 yr. 3 mo. 

15 da. 
Johnnie, son of Joseph C. and Sally Yates, d. Oct. 1, 1861, aged 11 

yr. 1 mo. 21 da. 
Hattie, d. Aug. 1, i860, aged 4 mo. 
Mary, d. Dec. 9, 1861, aged 9 yr. 2 mo. 8 da. 

Children of J. C. and S. Yates. 

4. Slaterville Cemetery. 
Benjamin Thomas, d. Sept. 9, 1837, aged 89 yrs. 
Caroline, dau. of Henry and Harriet Rounsville Krum, d. May I, 

1833, a g e d 2 yr. 7 mo. 11 da. 
Nelly Musier, wife of Benoni Mulks, d. Feb. 19, 1843, a ged 40 yr. 

10 mo. 28 da. 
Naomi Willey, b. June 1, 1827; d. Apr. 1, 1828. 
Harriet J. Willey, b. Nov. 1836; d. Apr. 1841. 

Children of Richard and Theodotia Willey. 
In memory of Nancy Denison, wife of Benoni Mulks who d. Apr. 21, 

1817, aged 30 yr. 3 mo. 29 da. 
William Yanderstine, d. Mar 1, 1845, aged 60 yr. 8 mo. 
Jededah, dau. of Abner and Hannah Everill, d. Aug. 16, 1834, aged 3 

yr. 4 mo. 14 da. 
Moses Mulks, d. Nov. 22, 1848. 

Deliah, wife of David Mulks, d. Dec. 12, 1837, aged 37 yr. 10 mo. 
Warren, son of David and Deliah Mulks, d. Feb. 25, 1830. 
Charles, son of Eli and Sarah Boice, 1837-1841. 
Archer Palen, son of Helen Palen, d. Feb. 13, 1843, aged 66 yrs. 
Hellen, wife of Peter Palen and mother-in-law of Charles Mulks, d. 

Oct. 14. 1842, aged 89 yrs. 
Nancy, wife of B. F. Jaynes and dau. of Charles Mulks, d. Apr. 8, 

1835, aged 28 yrs. 
Olive, wife of James Mulks, d. May 26, 1833, aged 32 yrs. 
Nancy, wife of Benoni Mulks, d. Apr. 24, 1817, aged 80 yrs. 
Benoni Mulks, d. Oct. 14, 183-, ( ?), aged 85 yrs. 
Bilichi, ( ?), dau. of James Schutt, d. Nov. 8, 1827, aged 3 yrs. 
James Schutt, d. Nov. 30, 1842, aged 54 yrs. 
Lydia Ann, dau. of Levi and Allada Slater, d. Feb. 19, 1815, aged 5 

yr. 9 mo. 15 da. 



1 38 Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

Henry, son of Jacob and Emeline Slater, d. June i, 1841, aged 10 mo. 
Helena, dau. of J. and E. Slater, d. Mar. 21, 1840, aged 2 yr. 7 mo. 
David G., son of James and Sally D. Heath, d. Apr. 26, 1838, aged 

3 wks. 
John G., son of Jacob and Emeline Slater, d. Aug. 16, 1834, aged 1 yr. 

3 mo. 15 da. 
Thomas McLees, d. Mar. 9, 1843, aged 58 yrs. 
Deborah, wife of Bartholomew Green, d. Apr. 8, 1829, aged 43 yr. 

1 mo. 27 da. 
Margaret, wife of Matthew Krum, d. Dec. 27, 1837, aged 59 yr. 10 

mo. 20 da. 
Leroy W., infant son of Abraham P. Krum, d. Jan. 29, 1840, aged 

6 mo. 15 da. 
Daniel T., son of James and Dinah D. Freer, d. Mar. 10, 1843, a £ e d 22 

yr. 7 mo. 21 da. 
Dinah, wife of James Freer, d. June 17, 1822, aged 36 yr. 

Also an infant dau. by her side. 
Mary Ann, dau. of Abram P. and Catharine Krum, d. Nov. 14, 1848, 

aged 6 yr. 11 mo. 26 da. 
Amy, wife of Abraham Boice, d. in Jan., 1839, in the 72nd yr. of her 

age. 
Abraham Boice, d. in Aug., 1826, in the 73rd year of his age. 
Marilla, wife of David W. Belknap, d. Mar. 23, 1849, aged 38 yr. 

8 mo. 20 da. 
Woodford Hardinsr, d. Feb. 24, 1849, a g e d 9 yr. 

5. Caroline Centre Cemetery. 
Smith, Head, d. Apr. 10, 1853, aged 88 yr. 9 mo. 7 da. 
Smith Head, d. Nov. 4, 1869, aged 56 yr. 10 mo. 25 da. 
Mary, wife of Squire I. Mix, d. Jan. 30, 1858, aged 42 yr. 9 mo. 4 da. 
Martha, dau. of Squire and Mary Mix, d. Sept. 11, 1857, aged 34 

yr. 19 da. 
Ruth, wife of E. B. Manicle, d. Feb. 6, 1848, aged 42 yr. 7 mo. 2 da. 
Adaline, wife of Christopher Eignor, d. Jan. 4, 1856, aged 39 yr. 10 

mo. 9 da. 

He d. June 17, 1861, aged 46 yrs. 
William Franklin, son of John J. and Martha Gilman, d. July 25, 

1854, aged 3 yr. 11 mo. 5 da. 
Mary, wife of William Snow, d. May 25, 185 1, aged 27 yr. 22 da. 
Deborah, wife of Jeremiah Keeney, d. Aug. 9, 1833, aged 69 yr. 3 mo. 
Jeremiah Keeney, d. July 17, 1841. aged 73 yr. 4 mo. 4 da. 
Sally, wife of John Lynch, d. Nov. 8, 1836, aged 38 yr. 6 mo. 13 da. 
John Lynch, d. Apr. 21, 1867, aged 74 yr. 11 mo. 16 da. 

(Probably served in the War of 181 2.) 
Jane A., wife of John Lynch, d. Feb. 21, 1848, aged 46 yr. 6 mo. 

25 da. 
Mary Adaline, dau. of Edwind and Fanny M. Curtis, d. July 26, 1834, 

aged 2 yr. 8 mo. 20 da. 
William Maynard, d. Jan. 21, 1866, aged 67 yr. 2 mo. 19 da. 
William Maynard, d. Sept. 10, i860, aged 31 yr. 26 da. 
Mary, wife of Thomas Maynard, d. Feb. 7, 1859, aged 61 yr. 3 mo. 



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Almeda, dau. of Moses and Lydia Crane, d. Sept. 9, 1834, aged 22 yr. 
8 mo. 24 da. 

Lydia, wife of Moses Crane, d. Nov. 3, 1849, aged 61 yr. 

Infants, son and dau. of Simon and Sally Andrews, 1840, 1841. 

Henry G., son of Thomas M. and Sophia B. Boyer, d. Nov., 1848, 
aged 14 mo. 

Maria, wife of Augustine Boyer, b. in Cecil Co., Md., May 19, 1778, 
d. May 5, 1849. 

Celia Ann, dau. of Levy and Harriet Vandermark, d. Aug. 16, 1850, 
aged 9 mo. 8 da. 

Infant son, of above, d. June 1, 1843. 

Levy Vandermark, d. Jan. 5, 1850, aged 30 yr. 3 mo 

Harriet, wife of Levi Vandermark, d. Nov. 8, 1854, aged 31 yrs. 

Jonathan W. Snow, b. Feb. 12, 1822 ; d. July 29, 1852. 

Polly, wife of Jonathan Snow, d. Aug. 18, 1868, aged 76 yrs. 

Persis Snow, b. in Leicester, Mass. ; d. in Caroline, N. Y., Dec. 24, 
1824, aged 69 yr. 9 mo. 

John Grout, d. Feb. 6, 185 1, aged 64 yrs. 

Roxa Grout, b. in Leicester, Mass., May 9, 1789; d. in Caroline, N. Y. 
Dec. 12, 1854. 

Henry Tryon, adopted son of John and Roxa Grout, d. Oct. 9, 1840, 
aged 6 yr. 1 mo. 

Benjamin Patch, d. Sept. 12, 1838, aged 51 yrs. 

Betsey, wife of Benjamin Patch, d. Nov. 24, 1865, aged 80 yrs. 

Lieut. William H. Taft, d. in Maryland, Oct. 31, 1862, aged 37 yrs. 

John J. Speed, d. July 23rd, i860, aged 82 yrs. 

Lucy, wife of John J. Speed, d. June, 1810, aged 30 yrs. 

Horatio Winchell, d. July 10, 185 1, aged 21 yrs. 

George Vandermark, d. Aug. 28, 1839, aged 79 yrs. 

Elizabeth, wife of George Vandermark, d. Dec. 30, 1836, aged 85 yrs. 

Pro.. Robert A. Higgins, son of Reuben and Adelia, d. Mar. 23, 
1859, aged 29 yrs. 

, wife of Stephen Whitley, d. Feb. 8, 1821, aged 32 yrs. 

6. Blair Cemetery ; in the Patch District about 2 miles 
west of Speedsville. 

George Blair, b. in Worcester, Mass., Nov. 29, 1786, d. in Carolina, 
N. Y., Dec. 20, 1869. "He came to this place in A.D. 1808 
among the Pioneers and settled on the farm where he resided un- 
til his death, leaving a name unspotted in social and domestic 
life." This pillar was placed over a Father's grave by his grate- 
ful sons, Austin, Robert and William Henry Blair, A.D. 1872. 

Rhoda Blackman, wife of George Blair, b. in Berkshire, Mass., Oct. 
5, 1790 ; d. July 8, 1874. _ 

Matilda, wife of W r illiam Blair, d. Apr. 22, 1863, aged 29 yrs. 

Rhoda M., dau. of William H. and A. M. Blair, d. Dec. 7, 1857, 
aged 3 yr. 7 mo. 18 da. 

Austin, son of William H. and A. M. Blair, d. Feb. 1, 1868, aged 5 
yr. 8 da. 

Francis G., son of Robert and Sarah Blair, d. Apr. 24, 1863, aged 7 
yr. 8 mo. 



l^O Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

7. Speedsville Cemetery 
Ella O., dau. of George and Julia P. Robinson, d. Feb. 9, 1854. 
David Legg, d. Sept. 22, 1838, aged 61 yrs. 

.Samuel, son of David and Lydia Legg, d. Oct. 2, 1838, aged 9 yrs. 
Willard D. Legg, d. Sept. 19, 1838, aged 26 yrs. 
Delmont C, son of Edmund and Sophia Dennis, d. Aug. 5, 1850, aged 

I yr. 8 mo. 24 da. 

Theadore M., son of A. J. and Agusta Foote ( ?), d. July 26, 1843, 

aged 7 mo. 17 da. 
Anna M., dau. of Frederick and Susannah Kirby, 1853- 1855. 
Charles F. Akins, d. June 17, 1842, aged 35 yrs. 
Elizer Lyman, d. Feb. 5, 1853, aged 73 yrs. 
Betsey, wife of Elizer Lyman, d. Sept. 1, 185 1, aged 67 yrs. 
Sally, wife of Seth Akins, d. Aug. 15, 1843, aged 78 yrs. 
Mr. Seth Akins, d. Sept. 6, 1837, aged 75 yrs. 
Eliza, wife of George G. Keeny, d. May 3, 1840, aged 38 yr. 1 mo. 

II da. 

Abigail, wife of John Stearns, d. Dec. 8, 1839, aged 36 yr. 7 mo. 
Mary M., wife of Samuel Whiting, Jr., d. June 25, 1848, aged 24 yr. 

1 mo. 7 da. 
Henry Taft, d. June 18, 1855, aged 38 yr. 1 mo. 28 da. 
Mary R., dau. of William and Lucretia Hutchings, d. June 8, 1852, 

aged 10 mo. 2 da. 
Hannah, wife of John Park, d. June 27, 1833, aged 75 yrs. 
Caty, wife of Joel Allen, d. Oct. 6, 1830, aged 47 yrs. 
Joel Allen, d. Nov. 5, 1851, aged 71 yr. 9 mo. 

Sophia, dau. of Joel and Caty Allen, d. Apr. 8, 1833, a S e< ^ 22 y r - 8 mo. 
Prudence, dau. of Joel and Caty Allen, d. July 28, 1838, aged 22 yr. 

10 mo. 11 da. 
Penninnah B., dau. of Joel and Kathron Hastings, d. June 14, 18*1, 

aged 7 yr. 10 mo. 
Joseph Ellison, b. Nov. 7, 1799, in Westmoreland, England; d. Apr. 

18, 1852, in Candor, N. Y. 
Mary Ann, wife of George Kirby, d. June 12, 1845, aged 25 yr. 7 mo. 
Adalaid Augusta, dau. of George M. and Adaline Yules, d. May 25, 

1859, aged 2 yrs. 
Sally, wife of Thomas Baird, d. July 12, 1850, aged 66 yrs. 
John Baird, d. May 2, 1859, aged 53 yr. 4 mo. 2 da. 
Stillman S., son of Hiram and Hulda Humphrey, d. Sept. 2, 1832, 

aged 2 yrs. 
Rosenbell, 1847-1847, Jenks. 

Thomas J., d. Jan. 18, 1854, aged 2 yr. 6 mo. 16 da. 
William R., d. Jan. 9, 1854, aged 5 mo. 15 da. 
William R., son of Thomas and Emily M. Baird, d. Oct. 6, 1843, 

aged 2 yr. 2 mo. 14 da. 
Sarah B., dau. of Luther T. and Mary Keith, d. Feb. 25, 1840, aged 3 

yr. 22 da. 
Lucy, wife of Josiah Perry, d. Feb. 27, 1830, aged 41 yrs. 
Jesse, son of Josiah and Lucy Perry, d. Dec. 21, 1827, aged 18 yr. 

3 mo. 



192 1.] Town of Caroline. 141 

William J., son of Josiah and Elizabeth Perry, d. May 30, 1841, 

aged 6 yr. 8 mo. 
Harrison F. Perry, d. Dec. 9, 1853, a g e d 41 yr. 25 da. 
Mr. William Hills, d. Feb. 17, 1835, aged 38 yrs. 
Roswell Humphrey, d. Sept. 30, 1838, aged 73 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of Roswell Humphrey, d. Feb. 27, 1841, aged 70 yrs. 
Miles S. Humphrey, d. Aug. 14, 1827, aged 22 yrs. 
Nancy, wife of Ashabel Jewett, d. June 17, 1836, aged 34 yrs. 
Luanda, d. Sept. 12, 1853, aged 7 yrs. 
Minerva, d. Sept. 25, 1855, aged 16 yrs. 
Lydia, d. Oct. 9, 1855, aged 3 yrs. 
Emma E., d. Dec. 25, 1862, aged 4 yrs. 

(Children of Ashabel and Betsey Jewett.) 
George, d. Feb. 13, 1852, aged 17 da. 
Alma J., d. Mar. 2^, 1854, aged 5 mo. 

(Children of Samuel and Caroline Whiting.) 
Julia E. Legg, dau. of Leonard and Esther Legg, d. Oct. 14, 1841, 

aged 11 mo. 
Dillage, son of D. J. and Jane Legg, d. Jan. 18, 1854, aged 3 yrs. 
Esther R. Chidsey, wife of Leonard Legg, b. Nov. 4, 1815; d. Mar. 

28, 1843- 
Jacob, son of Joel and Sarah Legg, d. Aug. 23, 1830, aged 29 yrs. 
Jesse Smith, d. Dec. 21, 1840, aged 48 yrs. 
Betsey, his wife, d. Dec. 21, 1840, aged 38. 
Daniel, d. Dec. 21, 1840, aged 13 yrs. 
Maranda, d. Dec. 21, 1840, aged 11 yrs. 

(Children of Jesse and Betsey Smith.) 
Nathaniel C. Hastings, d. Sept. 19, 1844, aged 32. 
Martin N., son of Nathaniel and Laura Ann Hastings, d. June 23, 

1842, aged 5 mo. 
Mary, wife of Sylvanus Hastings, d. Dec. 23, 1842, aged 59 yrs. 
Sylvanus Hastings, d. Oct. 23, 1857, aged 83 yrs. 
Mary M., daughter of Aaron and Hannah Merrick, d. Apr. 5, 1836, 

aged 4 yrs. 
Eleanor, wife of Artemas Watkins, d. Apr. 1, 1854, aged 64 yr. 2 

mo. 28 da. 
Phebe Watkins, d. May 30, 1840, aged 51 yrs. 
Elijah Gilbert, d. Apr. 11, 1843, aged 62 yrs. 
Henry T., son of John B. and Samantha Leonard, d. Sept. 22, 1855, 

aged 3 yrs. 
Lyman W., d. Aug. 6, 1846, aged 5 yrs. 
Seneca, d. Dec. 11, 1843, aged 1 yr. 

(Children of John B. and Samantha Leonard.) 
Nancy, wife of James W r iltse, and dau. of H. B. Livingston, d. Jan. 

21, 1852, aged 63 yrs. 
Joel Legg, d. Apr. 8, 1845, aged 87 yrs. 
George Nixon, d. Apr. 13, 185 1, aged 87 yrs. 
Mary, wife of George Nixon, d. Aug. 24, 1834, aged 73 yrs. 
Allen Nixon, d. Dec. 2, 1844, aged 58 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of Silas P. Glenzer, d. Feb. 21, 1846, aged 50 yrs. 



142 Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

Jane Nixon, d. Feb. 9, i860, aged j6 yrs. 

Rev. John Nixon, d. Dec. 18, 1859, aged 71 yrs. 

Emmet B., son of George H. and Sarah M. Nixon, d. Aug. 15, 1850, 

aged 12 yrs. 
Charles Nixon, d. Mar. 25, 1886, aged 83 yrs. 
George Nixon, d. June 17, 1849, aged 53 yrs. 
Susan J., dau. of George and Sarah Nixon, d. Dec. 2" 1844, aged 

3 y fS - 

Charles H., son of Silas and Elizabeth Gleason, d. Mar. 9, 1841, 

aged 1 1 yrs. 
Isabella Nixon, dau. of Allen and Eleta Nixon, d. Mar. 18, 1840, 

aged 3 yrs. 
Charlott F., dau. of William and Isabella Nixon, d. Sept. 13, 1832, 

aged 1 yr. 
Emily A., d. Feb. 16, 1850, aged 1 yr. 
Mary, d. Nov. 23, 1843, a S e d 3 yrs. 

(Children of Leroy and Polly Crumb.) 
Benjamin Olney, d. Mar. 28, 1834, aged 68 yrs. 
Otis Jenks, d. Dec. 4, 185 1, aged 53 yrs. 
William E., son of James M. and Cynthia E. Mott, d. Feb. 8, 1840, 

aged 1 yr. 
In memory of George E., son of Michael and Mary Jenks, d. Apr. 

10, 1 84 1, aged 6 yrs. 
Seth, d. June 28, 1828, aged 11 mo. 17 da. 
Eliza, d. Jan. 9, 1835, aged 12 yrs. 
Sally, d. Jan. 19, 1835, aged 16 yr. 3 mo. 

(Children of Aaron and Content Livermore.) 
Samantha K. Livermore, d. Jan. 27, 1835. 
Sarah, wife of William Scott, d. Mar. 5, 1852. 
William H. H., son of Samuel and Mary B. Ashley, d. May 5, 1841, 

aged 2 yrs. 
Ella O., dau. of George and Julia P. Robinson, d. Feb. 9, 1854. 
David Legg, d. Sept. 22, 1838, aged 61 yrs. 

Samuel, son of David and Lydia Legg, d. Oct. 2, 1838, aged 9 yrs. 
Willard D. Legg, d. Sept. 22, 1838, aged 26 yrs. 
Delmont C, son of Edmund and Sophia Dennis, d. Aug. 5, 1850, 

aged 1 yr. 8 mo. 24 da. 
Polly, wife of David Aldrich, d. June 23, 1845, aged 27 yrs. 
Lyman Jay, son of Levy J. and Mary Osborn, d. Aug. 10, 1858, aged 

7 mo. 10 da. 
Joel N., son of Joel and Kathron Hastings, d. Sept. 23, 1843, aged 

23 da. (or 23 years). 
Kathron, wife of Joel Hastings, d. Feb. 21, 1852, aged 62 (or 63) yr. 

3 da. 
Joel Hastings, d. Nov. 10, 1854, aged 69 yr. 9 mo. 24 da. 
Erastus Benton, d. Jan. 9, 1857, aged 24 yr. 1 mo. 1 da. 
Martin W. Benton, son of Erastus and Elizabeth Benton, d. Feb. 23, 

1846, aged 17 yr. 2 mo. 
Augustus J., son of David and Matilda Wright, d. Feb. 25, 1855, 

aged 19 yr. 10 mo. 28 da. 



19-'-] Town of Caroline. 1 43 

William J., son of William and Elizabeth Batty, d. Apr. 1, 1854, aged 

3 y r - 3 mo- 
Mary A., dau. of Andrew (or Andrus) and Elizabeth Storrs, d. 

Mar. 29, 1843, a g e d I yr. 
Experience Legg, d. Dec. 11, 1838, aged 43 yrs. 
Walter W. Whiton, d. Jan. 13, 1853, aged 6 mo. 
Dr. Tom Whiton, d. Dec. 9, 1846, aged 66 ( ?) yrs. 
George M., son of Luther and Maria Perry, d. Mar. 31, 1850, aged 

4 y f s- 

R. Jane, dau. of Luther and Maria Perry, d. May 18, 1845, aged 7 

yr. 3 mo. 
William M., son of Luther and Maria Perry, d. Feb. 3, 1849, aged 

16 yr. 7 mo. 21 da. 
Albert, son of John and Lydia Perry, d. Sept. 1, 1832, aged 5 yr. 

2 mo. 

Jane, wife of Peter Perry, d. Jan. 29, 1845, aged 71 yrs. 

Peter Perry, d. Feb. 27, 1845, aged 75 yrs. 

William S. Smith, d. Mar. 5, 1858, aged 69 yr. 2 mo. 

Polly, wife of William S. Smith, d. Nov. 3, 1853, aged 66 yrs. 

Cornelia, wife of Ebenezer Reed, d. Sept. 23, 1842, aged 25 yrs. 

Lavinia, wife of Seth Jenks, d. Nov. 10, 1846. 

Cynthia, wife of Benjamin Langdon, d. Jan. 6, 1844, aged 17 yr. 

3 mo. 6 da. 

Anna, wife of Simeon Wood, d. Feb. 3, 1831 ( ?), aged 64 yrs. 
William H., son of Reuben and Marian Abbey, d. Apr. 5, 1847, a S e( -l 

4 yr. 3 mo. 1 da. 

Samuel Leet ( ?), d. Feb. 12, 1842, aged 73 yr. 5 mo. 6 da. 
Sarah, wife of above, d. Oct. 17, 1838, aged 69 yrs. 
William M. Leet, d. July 2, 1859, aged 68 yrs. 

8. Hollister Cemetery ; one mile from Caroline Depot. 
Isaac Hollister, d. Sept. 3, 1818, aged 69 yr. 7 mo. 18 da. 

Nancy, wife of David Codington, d. Mar. 14, 1846, aged 38 yr. 4 mo. 

23 da. 
Adeline, dau. of Timothy and Harriet Hollister, d. Jan. 18, 1844, 

aged 6 yrs. 
Kinner Hollister, b. Nov. 4, 1803; ^- Sept. 11, 1889. 
Sarah A., wife of Kinner Hollister, b. Oct. 21, 1810; d. Apr. n, 1909. 
Frank A., son of James Q. and Hester A. Mitchell, d. Jan. 16, 1858, 

aged 5 yr. 1 mo. 16 da. 

9. Brookton Cemetery, formerly called Mott's Corners. 

In memory of Mr. Charles Cantine, who departed this life Dec. 20, 

183 1, aged 60 yr. 2 mo. 27 da. 
In memory of General John Cantine who d. Apr. 30, 1808, aged 

74 yrs- 

(The above was 7 yrs. in the Revolutionary War.) 
Mrs. Jane, wife of James H. Mandeville, d. July 9, 1834, aged 28 yr. 

2 mo. 
Charles Cantine, d. Aug. 23, 181 5, aged 31 yr. 3 mo. 16 da. 
Our Father, Charles Cantine, Jr., b. May 6, 1814; d. Aug. 23, 1848 



1 44 Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

Maria A. Cantine, wife of Charles Cantine, b. Feb. 6, 1775 ; d. Aug. 

3, 1838. 

(Wife of Charles Cantine who d. Dec. 20, 183 1.) 
In memory of Hector, son of John and Jane Cantine, d. Jan. 19, 1805, 

aged 2 yr. 5 mo. 
Here lies 2 daughters of Esquire Chambers and (?), his wife, 

who d. Aug. 29, 181 5. 
In memory of Elizabeth Cantine, dau. of Charles and Maria Cantine 

who departed this life Sept. 13, 1828, in the 25th yr. of her age. 
Elizabeth, wife of Abijah Reed, d. May 15, 1841, aged 68 yrs. 
Xancy, wife of James Dunham, d. Mar. 24, 1845, aged 39 yrs. 
Jacobus Depuy, d. Sept 5, 1838, aged 55 yr. 8 mo. 11 da. 
Maria, wife of Isaiah Chambers, d. Apr. 2, 1838, aged 71 yr. 4 mo. 
In memory of Catherine Cantine, widow of Jacob Depuy, d. Aug. I, 

1829, aged 65 yr. 5 mo. and 11 da. 
In memory of Jane Elisabeth, dau. of Peter and Harriet Lounsbery 

who d. Aug. 23, 1830, aged 5 mo. 21 da. 
In memory of Harriet, dau. of Peter and Harriet Lounsbery who 

d. May 1, 1829, aged 1 yr. 6 mo. 28 da. 
Hiram E., son of H. C. and Mary Ann Reed, d. Sept. 26, 1838, aged 5 

mo. 13 da. 
Clarissa, wife of Irus Holmes, d. Feb. 15, 1819, aged 22 yrs. 
Wm. G.. son of Irus and Caty Holmes, d. Jan. 16, 1832, aged 6 yrs. 
Irus Holmes, d. Mar. 27, 1871, aged 78 yr. 4 mo. 
Caty, his wife, d. July 5, 1845, aged 50 yrs. 
Calvin Holmes, d. Apr. 8, 1828, aged 62 yr. 1 mo. 13 da. 
Martha Rhoode. b. June 8, 1754; d. Dec. 10, 1834. 
Yaranes Rhoode, b. Aug. 21, 1804; d. Aug. 1, 1824. 
Eliza, dau. of Ira and Almira Hooper, d. July 6, 1854, aged n yr. 

5 mo. 23 da. 
j Jonas Rhoode, b. Sept. 10, 1776 ; d. Jan. 4, 1834. 
( Abigail H., b. Aug. 29, 1779; d. June 25, 1857. 
Elias Hayward, d. Apr. 22, 1820, aged 51 yrs. 
Lawrence Johnson, d. July 23, 1843, a ged 89 yr. 19 da. 

(A soldier.) 
Calvin, son of Goisleot (?) and Arminda Dodge, d. Aug. 6, 1832, 

aged 2 mo. 7 da. 
James, son of Benjamin and Prudence Luckey, d. Apr. 24, 1838, aged 

3 yr. 6 mo. 5 da. 
Calvin, son of Benjamin and Prudence Luckey, d. Sept. 22, 1839, 

aged 2 yr. 17 da. 
Absalum, son of Absalum and Elizabeth Crawford, d. Apr. 12, 1842, 

aged 5 yrs. 
Mrs. Nellie A., wife of Alfred Dunham, d. Feb. 9, 1837, aged 32 yr. 

7 mo. 13 da. 

10. Morris Chapel Cemetery. 
In memory of Mary, wife of Ebenezer Seely, who d. Dec. 28, 1830, 

aged 73 yrs. n mo. 
Mr. Ebenezer Seely. d. Nov. 13, 1832, aged 78 yrs. 
Mary, wife of Thadeus Seely, d. Mar. 5, 1848, aged 48 yr. 2 mo. 7 da. 



ig2i.] Town of Caroline 1 45 

Jane, dau. of Thadeus and Mary Seely, d. June 7, 1845, aged 19 yr. 

13 da. 
Mary Q., dau. of Thadeus and Mary Seely, d. Jan. 28, 1832, aged 23 

yr. 10 mo. 23 da. 
Anson G. Seely, b. Dec. 25, 1834; d. Oct. 22, 1865. 
Mary, dau. of D. and P. Hanford, d. Oct. 20, 1826, aged 2 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of Richard Van Etten, d. Mar. 20, 1846, aged 54 yr. 

9 mo. 29 da. 
John S. Huntington, d. Mar. 22, 1842, aged 82 yr. 5 mo. 
Katurah, wife of John S. Huntington, d. 1850, aged 85 yrs. 
Ebenezer, son of Holly and Esther Seely, d. Mar. 28, 1832, aged 1 yr. 
Gilbert Coy, b. May 17, 1841 ( ?) ; d. May 11, 1842. 
Sabrina A., wife of John A. Homes, d. Oct. 24, 1838, aged 83 yr. 8 

mo. 23 da. 
Rheu Amy, wife of Amos Stevins, d. Dec. 27, 1844, aged 81 yr. 9 

mo. 15 da. 
Samuel Huntington, d. Aug. 25, 1839, aged 43 yr. 4 mo. 26 da. 
John Walton, d. Aug. 1832, aged 26 yrs. 
Katurah Huntington, wife of Joel Deputson, d. Oct. 14, 1881, aged 

82 yr. 7 mo. 

Joel Deputson, d. J 31, 1857, aged 58 yr. 1 mo. 5 da. 

Malinda, dau. of Joel and Katurah Deputson, d. May 21, 1856. 
Maibyett, dau. of John and Lydia A. Little, d. Aug. 16, 1842, aged 1 

yr. 6 mo. 5 da. 
Lydia A., wife of John Little, d. Apr. 13, 1848, aged 22 yr. 5 mo. 

16 da. 
Juliette, wife of Wm. Tucker, d. June 27, 1843, a g e d 20 yr. 11 da. 
Andrew, son of Almon and Abigail Tucker, d. May 5, 1843, aged 5 

mo. 18 da. 
John H., son of Almon and Abigail Tucker, d. Sept. 22, 1846. 
George F. Allen, son of B. L. and Elizabeth Allen, d. Mar. 25, i860. 
R. D. W. Leggett, d. June 4, 1838, aged 22 yr. 5 mo. 12 da. 
Catharine D. W., dau. of R. D. and Estira Leggett, d. Apr. 22, 1839, 

aged 5 mo. 25 da. 
Charles B., son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Leggett, d. Oct. 28, 1816, 

aged 10 mo. 5 da. 
Mary C, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth Leggett, d. June 10, 1834, 

aged 14 yr. 5 mo. 12 da. 
Jay A., son of Charles and Betsey Cooper, d. Mar. 30, 1836, aged 21 

yr. 8 mo. 10 da. 
Kizia, dau. of Charles and Betsey Cooper, d. Oct. 12, 1842, aged 23 

yr. 24 da. 
Harmon, son of Hezekiah and Lovice Hooker, d. Dec. 25, 1841, aged 

2T, yr. 16 da. 

11. Grove Cemetery; sometimes called Tobeytown. 
Edin, son of Silvester and Sally Roundsvell, d. Jan. 16, 1808, aged 

4 yrs- 
John Freeman, d. Jan. 16, 1818, aged 69 yrs. 
William Overfield, d. June 6, 1852, aged 24 yrs. 
Ama Gates, d. Aug. 5, 1847, aged 39 yrs. 



1 46 Tompkins County Gravestones, [April 

Mary A., d. Oct. 9, 1844, aged 2 yr. 2 mo. 
Daniel H., d. June 22, 1838, aged 1 yr. 6 mo. 

(Above, children of Simeon and Amy Gates.) 
Theodore, son of Michael and Nancy De Maranville, d. Oct. 9, 1836, 

aged 2 yrs. 
Nehemiah, son of Nehemia and Phebe De Maranville, d. Oct. 1, 1837, 

aged 1 yr. 
Caleb Crandall, d. Sept. 18, 1848, aged 67 yrs. 
Hannah, wife of John Hall, d. June 1842, aged 51 yrs. 
James Leroy, son of C. B. and Sobrina E. Winship, d. Aug. 18, 1853, 

aged 6 yrs. 
Asher Robenson, d. April 11, 1848, aged 71 yrs. 
Hannah, wife of Asher Robinson, d. May 22, 1876. 
Nancy L., dau. of Ebenezer and Cynthia Avery, d. June 13, 1855, 

aged 13 yrs. 
Maria, dau. of John and Mary Doty, d. Aug. 1836, aged 8 yrs. 
Mary, dau. of J. and M. Doty, d. Aug. 1825, aged 1 yr. 
Joseph P., son of Joseph and Ama Pettis, d. Mar. 28, 1833, aged 

13 yrs. 
Susan, dau. of James and Betsey Ashley, d. Apr. 26, 1832, aged 

13 yrs. 
Infant dau. of Abel and Roxe Maria Howtson, d. May 31, 1835. 
Roxana, dau. of William and Hannah Rounsvill, d. May 24, 1825, 

aged 26 yrs. 
Betsey, wife of Samuel Watson, d. Aug. 18, 1833, aged 30 yrs. 
Samuel Tobey, d. Sept. 4, 1830, aged 40 yrs. 
John Roundsville, d. June 1, 1844, aged 76 yrs. 
Rebecka, wife of John Roundsville, d. Jan. 17, 1838, aged 63 yrs. 
Henry Leroy, son of Soloman and Joanna Robison, d. Oct. 17, 1836, 

aged 2 yrs. 
Charity, dau. of Nelson and Betsey Roundsvill, d. July 1, 1844, aged 

1 yr. 
A. Judson, son of Nelson and Betsey Roundsvell, d. June 25, 1844, 

aged 3 yrs. 
Maltiah H., son of Silvester and Mary Roundsvell, d. Oct. 21, 1825, 

aged 4 yrs. 
Elisha Briggs, d. Mar. 18, 1840, aged 64 yrs. 
Asenath, wife of Elisha Briggs, d. Mar. 11, 1850, aged 73 yrs. 
Fanny O., dau. of Elisha and Asenath Briggs, d. Jan. 23, 1844, aged 

29 yrs. 
Benjamin Roundsvill, d. July 8, 1840, aged 50 yrs. 
Henry P., son of Benjamin and Ann Rounsvill, d. Dec. 2, 183 1, 

aged 15 yrs. 
Miles Earle, d. Jan. 14, 185 1, aged 68 yrs. 
Nicholas Hulslander, d. Sept. 23, 1846, aged 63 yrs. 
Richard, son of Royal K. and Emily Robinson, d. Oct. 9, 1849, a g ec * 

17 yr. 28 da. 
Samuel McCollough, d. June 10, 1848, aged 80 yrs. 
Edward D., son of Daniel and Sivenall Hunter, d. Aug. 23, 1849, 

aged 1 yr. 



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Infant son of William J. B. and Eunice Crane, d. Nov. 24, 1847. 
William Halsey, son of Wm. J. B. and Eunice Crane, d. Oct. 20, 

1840, aged 4 yr. 5 mo. 29 da. 
Eveline, wife of David Paine, d. May 3, 1846, aged 45 yr. 11 mo. 

26 da. 
John Toby, d. Dec. 28, 1841, aged 8 yr. 7 mo. 28 da. 
John Dolg, d. Dec. 28, 1841, aged 8 yr., 7 mo., 28 da. 
Mr. Ellis Toty, d. Mar. 17, 1823, aged 53 yr. 9 da. 
Mrs. Rachel Toty, d. Feb. 14, 1837, aged 72 yr. 3 mo. 17 da. 
James R., son of John and Mary Toty, d. July 23, 1844, aged 18 yrs. 
William Rounsevill, d. Nov. 22, 1838, aged 65 yrs. 
Hannah, wife of William Rounsevill, d. Dec. 28, 181 5, in the 40th 

yr. of her age. 
Mrs. Delia, wife of Jedediah Thomas, d. Mar. 6, 1815, aged 44 yrs. 
Silvester Rounsevill, d. Feb. 18, 1838, aged 65 yr. 4 mo. 6 da. 
Sally, wife of above, d. Mar. 3, 1815, in the 38th yr. of her age. 
Samuel Rounsevill, aged 75 yr. 23 da., d. Oct. 2, 1845. Born Sept. 

9, 1770, in Freetown, Mass. 
Delia Pearce, d. Dec. 9, 1842, aged 52 yr. 9 mo. 5 da. 
Ruth Baily, d. Aug. 9, 1839, aged 79 yr. 8 mo. 27 da. 
Jesse Baily, d. Dec. 17, 1839, a ? e< ^ 79 vr - 6 mo. 8 da. 
Ruth, wife of William Earsley, d. Apr. 11, 1841, aged 51 yr. 9 mo. 

15 da. 
Infant son of Solyman and Anna (Earsley) Paton, d. Dec, 1847. 
Susan M., dau. of W. A. and M. A. Rounseville, d. Aug. 28, 1846, 

aged 11 mo. 13 da. 
Samuel F., son of James E. and Mary A. Judd, d. Sept. 12, 1846, 

aged 5 mo. 12 da. 
Mary, wife of Elijah W. Hoard, and dau. of John Higgins, d. Feb. 

28, 1840, aged 26 yr. 11 mo. 
Elizabeth, wife of John Higgins, d. Mar. 2, 1841, aged 66 yr. 6 mo. 

5 da. 
John Higgins, d. Oct. 31, 1841, in the 78th yr. of his age. 
James Henry, son of John and Sarah VanValkenburg, d. June 15, 

1837, aged 2 yr. 22 da. 
12. Central Chapel Cemetery; 2 miles south of Brookton. 
Henry J., son of William and Mary B. Niver, d. Aug. 26, 1853, aged 

3 yr. 9 mo. 11 da. 
Elisha Niver, d. Feb. 28, 1847, a £ e d 64 yr. 9 mo. 10 da. 
Kezia, wife of Elisha, d. Nov. 15, 1861, aged 75 yrs. 
James H. Niver, d. June 21, 1856, aged 51 yrs. 
Mary, wife of George Niver, d. Dec. 29, 1854, aged 27 yrs. 
George Niver, d. April 16, 1839, aged 76 yrs. 5 mo. 22 da- 
William H. Pollard, d. June 1, 1859, aged 44 yr. 28 da. 
Sarah, wife of James Niver, d. April 27, 1836, aged 39 yr. 4 mo. 4 da. 
Chas. E., son of James E. and Sarah, d. Aug. 16, 1836, aged 4 mo. 

1 da. 
Francis A., son of James and Julia Niver, d. Feb. 16, 1844, aged 

3 yr. 2 mo. 



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Hiram V., son of James J. and Anna M. Barnes, d. Sept. 18, 1848, 

aged 7 mo. 
Katherine Schoonmaker, d. Sept. 3, 1866, aged 68 yrs. 
Infant son of Jacob and Ellianor Leonard, d. Apr. 18, 1845. 
Alice May, dau. of C. E. and Charlotte E. Yaple, d. June 16, 1864, 

aged 5 yr. 5 mo. 9 da. 
Mrs. Jane, wife of Peter Yaple, d. May 7, 1830, aged 23 yrs. 
Benjamin, son of Moses D. P. and Jemima Schoonmaker, d. Jan. 16, 

1828, aged 17 yr. 6 mo. 29 da. 
Moses D. P. Schoonmaker d. Oct. 15, 1815, aged 41 yrs. 
Jemima, wife of above, d. Jan. 21, 1836, aged 58 yr. 6 mo. 2 da. 
Mary, wife of George Earsley, d. Nov. 10, 1856, aged 56 yr. 7 mo. 

10 da. 
Orea, son of F. H. and Jemima Willard, d. Sept. 25, 1857, aged 3 mo. 

12 da. 
Mary, dau. of Jacob D. and Elleanor Schoonmaker, d. July 13, 

185 — , aged 22 da. 
J. D. Schoonmaker, d. Mar. 1, 1887, aged 90 yrs. 
Eleanor, his wife, d. Feb. 17, 1886, aged 82 yrs. 
Philip, his son, d. Nov. 20, 1854, aged 29 yrs. 
Emery A. Lane, d. July 16, 1866, aged 28 yr. 11 mo. 4 da. 
John Sullivan, d. Nov. 18, 1865, aged 79 yr. 11 mo. 
John E., son of J. C. and E. Sullivan, d. July 19, 1867, aged 15 yr. 

6 mo. 4 da. 
Mary, wife of J. Sullivan, d. Mar. 3, 1867, aged 50 yr. 3 mo. 
Julia, wife of H. A. Haddock, d. Sept. 1, 1867, aged 2>7 Y rs - 
Hannah, wife of James McWhorter, d. July 13, 1838, aged 41 yr. 

6 mo. 12 da. 
James McWhorter, d. Sept. 23, 1858, aged 60 yr. 11 mo. 13 da. 
Louisa M. Evans, wife of Richard F. Quick, d. July 1, 1863, aged 

29 yr. 2 mo. 25 da. 
Sarah, wife of Jacobus Quick, d. Dec. 16, 1854, aged 75 yr. 3 mo. 

9 da. 
Jacobus Quick, d. Mar. 30, 1854, aged 80 yt. 8 mo. 25 da. 
Sally, wife of Jacobus Quick, d. Nov. 5, 1826, aged 20 yr. 8 mo. 

23 da. 
Benjamin Quick, d. Nov. 24, 1826, aged 3 yr. 7 da. 
Elleanor Delong, d. Dec. 28, 1849, aged 88 yr. 5 mo. 11 da. 
Rev. Cornelious Turk, d. Aug. 1, i860, aged 79 yr. 5 mo. 18 da. 
Mary, his wife, d. Sept. 2, 1866, aged 83 yr. 7 mo. 2^ da. 
Arthur J., son of Zacharia and Mary Turk, d. June 3, 1864, aged 

14 mo. 
Lottie LI., dau. of John D. and Ann Turk, d. Sept. 21, 1856, aged 

8 mo. 13 da. 
Theodore, son of same, d. Dec. 16, 1861, aged 8 yr. 2 mo. 26 da. 
Uriah D. Ivory, d. Aug. 20, 1866, aged 27 yr. 8 mo. 24 da. 
Sarah L., dau. of Wm. B. and Sarah Hallock, d. Oct. 23, 1865, aged 

8 yr. 8 mo. 
Arthur F., son of above, d. Oct. 9, 1865, aged 6 yr. 9 mo. 8 da. 
Abraham Leonard, d. Nov. 24, 1871, aged 55 yrs. 



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Win. H., son of John and Polly Nelson, d. July, 1827, aged 11 mo. 
Ayers C, son of David and Catherine M. Stevens, d. Jan. 4, 1846, 

aged 2 yr. 6 mo. 
James Willis, son of Wm. and Rebecca Nelson, d. Aug. 8, 1864, 

aged 2 yr. 1 mo. 
John Nelson, d. May 7, 1859, aged 67 yr. 4 mo. 9 da. 
Polly, his wife, d. Dec. 22, 1857, aged 76 yr. 5 mo. 5 da. 
Jas. H. Lewis, d. Mar. 17, 1864, aged 16 yr. 7 mo. 
Wm Henry, d. May 15, 1864, aged 21 yr. 4 mo. 

(Sons of Alexander and B. M. Lewis.) 
Laura ]., dau. of above, d. June 30, 1864, aged 19 yr. 5 mo. 
Hannah Lewis, d. June 6, 1865, aged 26 yr. 6 mo. 26 da. 
Alexander Lewis, d. May 23, 1861. aged 68 yrs. 
Lydia, wife of above, d. Dec. 31, 1873, aged 76 yrs. 
Frances M., dau. of Zach. and Mary L. Turk, d. Nov. 25, 1861, aged 

13 yr. 3 mo. 
Lliram II., son of Samuel and Katherine Snyder, d. Nov. 21, 1835, 

aged 15 yr. 2 mo. 2 da. 
Henry, son of G R. and E S. Cooper, d. June 17, 1836, aged 2 mo. 

13. Lane Cemetery (White Chapel). 

Sarah, wife of Abel Fuller, d. Nov. 30, 1838, aged 87 yrs. 

Sarah L., wife of S. O. Sawyer, d. Dec. 7, 1833, aged 24 yr. 2 mo. 

25 da. 
Leonard Spaulding, d Aug. 24, 1861, aged 42 yr. 8 mo. 
Catharine, wife, of Leonard Spaulding, d. Nov. 9, 1875 aged 60 yrs. 

13 da. 
Rebecca M., wife of George W. Seeley, b. Apr. 6, 1829; d. June 2, 

1856. 
Eaedy, wife of Richard C. Lane, d. Feb. 16, 1848, aged 54 yr. 6 mo. 

15 da. 
Jacob Lane, b. Apr. 3, 1820; d. May 25. 1906. 
Sarah, wife of Jacob Lane, b. Jan. 3. 1823; d. Feb. 11, 1890. 
Richard C. Lane, d. July 2, 1872, aged 83 yrs. 
John Benjamin, d. June 17, 1846, aged 57 yrs. 
Sarah A., wife of Charles W. Johnson, d. Dec. 9, 1844, aged 18 yr. 

6 mo. 
Sanford Stevens, Jr., d. Dec. 29, i860, aged 4 yr. 10 mo. 21 da. 
Jacob C. Fuller, d. June 1, 1901, aged 71 yrs. 
Henry Sawyer, d. Jan. 18, 1884, aged 76 yrs. 
Hannah, wife of Henry Sawyer, d. May 10, 1876, aged 69 yrs. 
Mary A., dau. of W. and A. Sawyer, d. May 10, 1886, aged 17 yrs. 
William I. Stanley (son of J. N. and M E. Stanley), d. Feb. 13, 

1 88 1, aged 19 yrs. 
Melvin A. Stanley ('son of J. N. and M. E. Stanley), d. Feb. 9, 1881, 

aged 12 yrs. 
Levi Stevens, d. June 25. 1881. aged 73 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of Levi Stevens, d. Jan. 3, 1893, aged 81 yrs. 
Mary M. Rice, d. July 5. 1884, aged 36 yrs. 
Polly H. Rice, 1819-1901. 



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Harlow E., son of A. P. and Emeline Pellam, d. Nov. 17, i860, aged 

8 yr. 6 mo. 
Harrison D., son of A. P and Emeline Pellam, d. Nov. 25, i860, 

aged 6 yr. 3 mo. 
Amy Ebert, d. Sept. 14, 1881, aged 74 yrs. 

Robert C. Fuller, Co. 26 N. Y. Vol., d May 4, 1900, aged 62 yrs. 
Elizabeth P„ wife of Abel B. Fuller, d. May 31, 1871, aged 70 yrs. 
Abel B. Fuller, d. Sept. 24, 1870, aged 78 yrs. 
Franklin, son of John and Eliza Tid, d. Aug. 27, 1848, aged 1 yr. 

7 mo. 
Sylvester Austin, d. July 8, 1850, aged 65 yrs. 
Sarah Austin, wife of Sylvester, d. Apr. 19, 1849, aged 58 yrs. 
Lovina, dau. of Sylvester and Sarah Austin, d. Aug. 16, 1838, aged 

15 yrs. 
Sarah C, wife of Ambrose Austin, d. Apr. 2j, 1853, a g e d 28 yrs. 
Loretta, wife of John Mix, d. Dec. 20, 1854, aged 24 yrs. 
N'eoma North, d. Aug. 30, 1858, aged 94 yrs. 
Lillie M., dau. of H. D. and Mary Sandford, A July 28, 1876, aged 

10 mo. 
Rachel Ann, wife of N. Bogardus, 1824- 1897. 
Mary Bogardus, 1860-1863. 
Ellick E. Bogardus, 1854-1863. 
Flora, wife of James E. Inman, and dau. of H. E. and R. A. Baker, 

d. June 3, 1889. 

( To be continued!) 



HENRY BENEDICT DAVENPORT. 



Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam. 



Henry Benedict Davenport was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., June I, 
1854, the eldest son of Amzi Benedict and Jane Joralemon (Dimon) 
Davenport. He died suddenly in Brooklyn, of a vascular trouble, 
February 16th, 1920. He was a descendant in the eighth generation 
of Rev. John Davenport, one of the founders and the first minister 
of the New Haven colony, whose ancestry has been traced back to 
Ormus de Davenport, born in Chester, England in 1086. From the 
Rev. John, the line of male descent goes through five Johns to Wil- 
liam (of New Canaan, Conn.), who married Abigail Benedict of 
Norwalk — the paternal grandparents of the subject of this sketch. 

Mr. Davenport's father came to Brooklyn in 1836, and was first 
a teacher there and then engaged in real estate business. As his sec- 
ond wife he married Jane Joralemon, the daughter of John Dimon, 
of East Hampton, Long Island, and Brooklyn, a builder who con- 
structed many of the fine residences still in use on Brooklyn Heights 
and who was a founder of the Nassau National Bank of Brooklyn. 
His consort was Margaret, daughter of Judge Teunis Joralemon, a 
scion of the New Jersey branch of that family, owner of a farm 
on Brooklyn Heights and a leading citizen and office holder of the 



1 92 1.} Henry Benedict Davenport. I 5 I 

village. Amzi Benedict and Jane (Joralemon) Davenport had nine 
children, of whom five in addition to Henry Benedict, survived child- 
hood. They are: James Pierpont, lawyer and sometime Judge of the 
Municipal Court, New York City; William Edwards, founder and 
headworker of the Italian Settlement, Brooklyn ; Mary Vere, who 
married Charles H. Crandall ; Charles Benedict, director of the de- 
partments of the Carnegie Institution at Cold Spring Harbor, Long 
Island ; and Frances Gardiner, of the department of Historical Re- 
search, Carnegie Institution of Washington. 

Mr. Davenport was educated at the Polytechnic Institute of 
Brooklyn. Disappointed in not receiving parental approval of his 
desire to enter the Military Academy at West Point, he served for 
one year (1873-1874) as machinist in the U. S. Navy. Thereafter 
he engaged in the real estate business until in 1882 when he was 
admitted to the New York Bar. He practiced continuously in 
Brooklyn, largely in office work, consultation, probate proceedings, 
care of estates and trusts and real estate law. 

In 1906 he founded the Home Title Insurance Company of New 
York and was its president until his death. He had also been an 
organizer of the former Flatbush Trust Company, and the principal 
founder of the Flatbush Savings Bank. He was a member of the 
University Club of Brooklyn, the Knickerbocker Field Club, a trus- 
tee of the Italian Settlement Society, a member of the finance and 
advisory committees of the Brooklyn Home for Consumptives, a 
member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and 
a number of literary, historical and scientific societies. 

His avocation, like his father's, was collecting historical and 
genealogical data, antiquities and autographs. He prepared a reprint 
of Strong's History of Flatbush, with an original index and addi- 
tional illustrations from his own collection. Like his father, again, 
he was fond of nature and the open country. He purchased a coun- 
try place on Ponas Road, New Canaan, Conn., and there, at "Valley 
View," on or near the farm that has been in part held in the family 
continuously for six generations, he spent his spare time during the 
summer, and exercised his constructive faculty in laying out gardens 
and roads and paths through his rolling fields and dense woods. 

Mr. Davenport had personal traits of a kind that won affection- 
ate devotion. His prevailing mood was cheerful, optimistic, buoy- 
ant ; and his humor was quiet, spontaneous and contagious. He saw 
needs and opportunities in fiduciary fields and his associates came to 
regard his judgment as unerring. Like his great-grandfather Jorale- 
mon, he held and freely expressed pronounced views on politics, men 
and movements. He was democratic and accessible to all, and he 
shared his time and money with friends and organizations for wel- 
fare and relief. His greatest pleasure seemed to be in doing things 
for others, whether aiding them in ways of thrift or lending them 
his counsel. 

Mr. Davenport married at Cleveland, Ohio, on June 6th, 1877, 
Flora Dupee Lufkin, daughter of Amos D. and Clarissa Dwight 
(Lamb) Lufkin of that city. Their children are Maurice (who mar- 



jc2 New York Church Records. [April 

ried Estella Co wen and with their daughter resides in Cleveland) 
and Henry Joralemon (who married Louise Morgan Strong and 
with their son, resides in Brooklyn). 

Mr. Davenport was an Annual Member of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society since his election on June 26, 1918. 



EARLY NEW YORK CHURCH RECORDS. 

A Report and Digest of the Records Transcribed by the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1918 to 1920. 



By Royden Woodward Vosburgh, 

Historian and Archivist of the Society. 



In the January, 1918, issue of the Record (Volume 49, p. 11) 
there appeared a digest of the Early New York Church Records tran- 
scribed during the years 1913 to 1917, inclusive. The digest here 
following carries the work through the year 1920. The digest lists 
only the principal items in each of the typewritten copies. The records 
are grouped by counties and towns. Typewritten copies of these 
records are deposited in the Manuscript Collections of the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New York Historical 
Society, the Library of Congress, and the New York State Library. 
Through the co-operation of these institutions, this Society was en- 
abled to commence this work on March 15, 19 13. 
ALBANY COUNTY 

BERNE, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church of Beaver Dam. Bap- 
tisms and Births, 1763-1861 ; Marriages, 1787- 1877; Members Re- 
ceived, 1767-1871 ; Election of Elders and Deacons, 1767-1858. First 
Reformed Dutch Church of Berne; Members Received, 1835-1859; 
Election of Elders and Deacons, 1835- 1858. Gravestone inscriptions 
from the Beaver Dam Cemetery, copied by Henry Cady ; pp. xvii, 172. 

NEW SCOTLAND, N. Y. Presbyterian Church. Baptisms 
and Births, 1787-1873; Marriages, 1807-1808, 1837-1845, 1858-1867; 
pp. iii, 108. 

CAYUGA COUNTY 

FLEMING, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church at the Owasco Out- 
let. Births and Baptisms, 1807-1881 ; Marriages, 1829-1886; Mem- 
bers Received, Dismissed or Suspended, 1812-1851, 1861-1864; Ab- 
stracts from Minutes, 1807-1865 ; pp. viii, 61. 

OWASCO, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Births and Bap- 
tisms, 1799-1801 ; Members Received, 1811-1834: Abstracts from 
Minutes of the Consistory, Documents, Subscription and Collection 
Lists, 1811-1850; pp. v, ^. 

COLUMBIA COUNTY 

CANAAN, N. Y. Congregational Church of New Canaan. 
Family records of Births, 17401805; Baptisms, 1807-1858; Mar- 
riages, 1807-1829, 1848-1856; Members and Members Received, 



I9 2i.J New York Church Records. 153 

1800-1884; Deaths, 1807-1835; Abstracts from Minutes, historical 
data, subscription and pew lists, 1786-1858; pp. iii, 136. 

CANAAN, N. Y. First Presbyterian Church at Canaan Center. 
Baptisms, 1830-1843; Marriages, 1830-1836; Church Members, 1830- 
1854 ; Members Received, Dismissed, Suspended or Excommunicated, 
1830-185 1 ; pp. ii, 27. 

CHATHAM, N. Y. Congregational Church of New Concord. 
Members Received, 1781-1854; Baptisms, 1803-1832, 1850-1854; 
Marriages, 1821-1831 ; Members Dismissed, 1806-1833; PP- vni ' 37- 

GHENT, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Baptisms and Births, 
1775-1919; Marriages, 1785, 1790, 1822-1916; Members Received, 
1775-1919; Minutes, 1775-1801 ; Abstracts from Minutes, 1815-1846; 
pp. vii, 150. 

KINDERHOOK, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Volume I: 
Baptisms, 1716-1757; Marriages, 1717-1744; Members Received, 
1716-1756; Members of the Consistory, 1716-1799; Transfer of seats 
and seat register, 1743-1774. Translations from the Minutes; Calls, 
subscription lists, salary receipts and ratification signatures of the 
Consistory; pp. ii, 133. Volume II: Baptisms (and Births), 1756- 
1795; Marriages, 1756-1799; Members Received, 1757-1798;^ Sales 
and transfers of seats, 1791-1799; Seat register, 1795; pp. ii, 285. 
Volume III to follow. 

FULTON COUNTY 

BROADALBIN, N. Y. First Presbyterian Church. Baptisms 
and Births, 1799-1860; Marriages, 1838-1869; Abstracts from Session 
Records; Members Received and Dismissed, Deaths and Funerals, 
1 822- 1 872. Abstracts from the Minutes of the Consistory of the 
Reformed Dutch Church of New Harlem, 1799-1819; pp. 65. See 
Reformed Dutch Church of Mayfield. 

JOHNSTOWN, N. Y. St. John's Episcopal Church. Bap- 
tisms and Births, 1815-1862; Marriages, 1815-1862; Confirmations 
and Communicants, 1815-1859; Burials, 1819-1862; pp. vii, 123. 

MAYFIELD, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Baptisms and 
Births, 1792-1821 ; Members, 1793-1820; pp. viii, 27. Bound with 
Broadalbin Churches. 

PERTH, N. Y. United Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin. 
Adult Members, 1821-1918 (contains early birth records) ; Bap- 
tisms and Births, 1821-1918; Marriages, 1821-1916; Deaths, 1825- 
1845 5 PP- io 3- See Reformed Dutch Church of Mayfield. 

GREENE COUNTY 

CATSKILL, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Baptisms and 
Births, 1732-1833; Marriages, 1732-1735, 1754-1762, 1798-1833; 
Members, 1754-1833; Translations from documents and Minutes, 
1 727- 1 749. Abstracts from the Treasurer's Book, 1732- 1766. 
Elders and Deacons, 1732-1832; pp. x, 239. 

CATSKILL, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church of Kiskatom. 
Baptisms and Births, 1842-1850; Marriages, 1842-1850; Record of 
Members, Members Received, Funerals and Deaths, 1843-1850; 
pp. ii, 21. 



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CATSKILL, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds. Births 
and Baptisms, 1833-1888; Marriages, 1833-1878; Members and 
Members Received, 1833- 1869; Members Dismissed and Sus- 
pended, 1833- 1878; Deaths and Funerals, 1857-1884; Catskill 
Marriages, 1856-1858. History of the church; pp. ii, 141. 

COXSACKIE, N. Y. First Reformed Dutch Church. Vol- 
ume I: Baptisms and Births, 1738-1811; Members Received, 1777- 
1813; pp. iii, 143. Volume II: Births and Baptisms, 1811-1918; 
Marriages, 1797-1918; Communicants, 1811-1821; pp. ii, 280. 
Volume III: Communicants, 1811-1890, with dates of dismission 
or death; Deaths, 1818-1824; Members of the Consistory, 1801- 
1878. The history of the First Reformed Church of Coxsackie, 
pp. v, 162. Supplement to history, pp. v. 

DURHAM, N. Y. First Presbyterian Church. Baptisms, 
1798-1857; Church Members, 1792-1852; Members Received, Dis- 
missed, Suspended or Excommunicated, 1811-1851; Deacons, 1792- 
1857; Elders, 1830-1857; pp. v, 87. 

DURHAM, N. Y. Second Presbyterian Church. Baptisms, 
1816-1872; Church Members, 1816-1831; Members Received, Dis- 
missed, Suspended or Excommunicated, 1817-1862; Deacons and 
Elders, 1816-1862. History of the church ; pp. iv, 40. Bound with 
First Presbyterian Church of Durham. 

DURHAM, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church in Oak Hill. 
Baptisms and Births, 1794-1832; Marriages, 1798-1830: Church 
Members, 1794-1829; Church Officers, 1800-1832; pp. v, 65. 

GREENVILLE, N. Y. Presbyterian Church. Baptisms. 1789- 
1824; Marriages, 1789-1824; Church Members, 1790-1824; Members 
Received, Dismissed, Suspended or Excommunicated, 1794-1850; 
Deacons and Elders, 1790-185=5; pp. vi, 69. 

HERKIMER COL T NTY 

GERMAN FLATS, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Volume 
I: Baptisms and Births. 1763- 1795 ; Marriages, 1781-1796; pp. v, 217. 
Volume II: Births and Baptisms, 1811-1848. Transcripts and trans- 
lations from Book of Accounts, 1753-1831 ; Subscription Lists, 1753; 
Documents, 1761-1826; pp. iii, 152. 

HERKIMEP, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Volume I: 
Births and Baptisms, 1801-1811: Marriages, 1801-1830: Confirma- 
tions, 1802-1841 ; Deaths, 1802-1832. Supplement: Baptisms, Mar- 
riages and Members, 1841-1859; Subscription Lists. 1825-1826; 
Members of the United Dutch Church of Herkimer and German 
Flats, 1827-1835, pp. vii. 339. Volume II: Births and Bapti-m-, 
1811-1848: Marriages, 1831-1848; Deaths. 1832-1848; pp. v, 283. 
Volume III: History of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Churches of 
Herkimer and German Flats, pp. 16^. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

FLORIDA, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Baptisms and 
Births, 1808-IQ18: Marriages, 1818-1918; Members and Members 
Received, 1808-1918. Also containing records of the Reformed 
Dutch Church of Duanesburgh; Baptisms and Births, 1798-1804; 
Marriages, 1800-1802; Members Received, 1800-1802; pp. viii, 189. 



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FLORIDA, N. Y. United Presbyterian Church. Family records 
(Births and Marriages), 1743-1843; Marriages, 1850-1861 ; Bap- 
tisms, 1857-1861 ; Abstracts from Minutes, seat lists, etc., 1815-1846; 
pp. iii, 24. 

GLEN, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Births and Baptisms, 
1805-1882; Marriages, 1805-1882; Subscription Lists, etc., L794- 
1846, pp. iv, 121, 

MINDEN, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church at Fort Plain, for- 
merly the Reformed Calvinist Church of Canajoharie. Volume I : 
Births and Baptisms, 1809-1814; Marriages, 1788-1820; Deaths, 1788- 
1813; Members Received, 1814-1819; History of the church; pp. 
xxiv, 101. Volume II: Births and Baptisms, 1815-1851 ; Marriages, 
1822-1849; Deaths, 1813-1850; Members Received, 1821-1832: pp. 
ii, 196. Both volumes bound together. 

NEW YORK COUNTY 

NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. Christ Protestant Episcopal 
Church. Volume I: Baptisms and Births, 1793-1848; pp. iii, 182. 
Volume II: Marriages, 1794-1848; pp. ii, 99. 

NEW YORK CITY. Reformed Dutch Church at Greenwich. 
Infant Baptisms and Births, 1806-1858; Adult Baptisms, 1809-1858; 
Marriages, 1808-1859; Register of Members, 1804-1859; history of 
the church, pp. iii, 298. 

ONEIDA COUNTY 

UTICA, N. Y. First Presbyterian Church. Baptisms, 1813- 
1852; Marriages, 1813-1850; Church Members, 1797-1850; Mem- 
bers Received, Dismissed, Suspended or Excommunicated, 1813- 
1850; Elders and Deacons, 1813-1850; pp. x, 196. 

WHITESTOWN, N. Y. First Presbyterian Church of Whites- 
boro. Marriages, 1795- 1891 ; Members, Members Received, Dis- 
missed, Suspended or Excommunicated, 1795-1851 ; Infant Bap- 
tisms, 1851-1889; Church Officers, 1795-1843; pp. vi, 137. 

OTSEGO COUNTY 

CHERRY VALLEY, N. Y. Presbyterian Church. Baptisms, 
1799-1849; Marriages, 1809-1849; Members Received, Dismissed, 
Suspended or Excommunicated, 1807-1840; Deaths, 1822-1849, 
1850-1898; Elders, 1804-1840. Abstracts from Minutes of the 
Trustees, 1785-1814; pp. viii, 136. 

COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. Presbyterian Church. Baptisms, 
1800-1863; Marriages, 1800-1863; Church Members, 1800-1869; 
Members Received, Dismissed, Suspended or Excommunicated, 1800- 
1850; Deaths, 1800-1818, 1838-1864; Elders and Deacons, 1800-1841. 
Abstract of the Records of the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Cooperstown, historical records, baptisms, members and deaths, 

1833-1834; PP- Hi - I2 7- 

m SPRINGFIELD, N. Y. First Baptist Church. Members Re- 
ceived, 1 787-1852; Members Dismissed, Suspended or Excommuni- 
cated, 1788-1850; Deacons, 1789-1836; Historical abstracts and pas- 
tors of the church, 1788-1852; pp. 39. 



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RENSSELAER COUNTY 
NASSAU, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Births and Bap- 
tisms, 1804-1878; Marriages, 1805-1880; Members Received, 1806- 

1841 ; pp. iii, 144- 

SCHODACK, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Volume I: 
Baptisms and Births, 1770-1832; Marriages, 1781, 1788-1832; Mem- 
bers and Members Received, 1770-1831 ; Church Officers, 1770- 
1792. Translations from Minutes, 1770-1793; pp. v, 166. Volume 
II: Baptisms, 1832-1847; Marriages, 1832-1846; Members Re- 
ceived, Dismissed and Died, 1822-1846; Members of the Consistory, 
1798-1846. Abstracts from Minutes, historical data, 1798-1844; 
pp. ii, 68. 

SARATOGA COUNTY 

CLIFTON PARK, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church of Amity. 
Baptisms and Births, 1802-1856; Marriages, 1840-1856; Members 
Received, 1806-1856; Deaths, 1843-1856; Members of the Con- 
sistory, 1802-1839; pp. iii, 71. Bound with Reformed Dutch 
Church of Niskayuna. 

STILLWATER, N. Y. First Congregational Church. Ab- 
stract of Minutes, 1752-1790, containing Minutes while at Canaan, 
Conn., 1752-1762; and Members, Members Received and Dismissed. 
Abstract of Minutes, 1790-1852, containing Baptisms, 1809-1834; 
and Members, Members Received and Dismissed, Subscription 
Lists, Deaths, etc. Marriages, 1764-1767; Births and Baptisms, 
1752-1808; Deaths, 1752-1809. 

Also, First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater. Baptisms, 1818- 
1853; Communicants and Register of Members, 1793-1852; List of 
Pastors and Ruling Elders, 1793-1904; pp. viii, 94. 
SCHENECTADY COUNTY 

DUANESBURGH, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. See 
Florida. 

NISKAYUNA, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Births and 
Baptisms, 1783-1860; Marriages, 1835-1861 ; Members Received, 
1791-1838; Members Dismissed, 1820-1838; Members of the Con- 
sistory, 1784-1837; pp. vi, 112. Also bound in this volume the 
records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Amity; see Clifton Park. 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY 

BLENHEIM, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church in the old vil- 
lage of Blenheim, now the village of South Gilboa in the town of 
Gilboa. Baptisms and Births, 1797-1825; Members Received, i8rr- 
1831 ; General Records, 1831-1839; pp. 46. Bound with Reformed 
Dutch Church of Gilboa. 

GILBOA, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church, formerly the Re- 
formed Dutch Church in Dyse's Manor, in the town of Broome. 
Baptisms and Births, 1801-1882; Marriages, 1803-1S84; Members 
Received, 1 803-1 885 ; Election of Church Officers, 1803-1877; pp. 
xx, 132. Reformed Dutch Church of Blenheim also bound in this 
volume, which see. 

MIDDLEBURGH, N. Y. Reformed Dutch Church. Baptisms 
and Births, 1795-1865 ; Marriages, 1827-1865; Election of Church 



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Officers, 1797-1860; Members Received, 1799-1861 ; Members Dis- 
missed, 1828-1861. The history of the Reformed Dutch Church in 
Middleburgh. Calendar of the scrap book of the Reformed Dutch 
Church, photostatic reproductions of Subscription Lists; pp. ii, 150. 
SCHOHARIE, N. Y. Reformed Church. Volume II: Births 
and Baptisms, 1817-1892; Marriages, 1821-1892; Members Re- 
ceived, Dismissed and Died, 1822-1892. Extracts from Minutes of 
the Consistory, containing the election of Elders and Deacons, Mem- 
bers Received and Dismissed, 1822-1860 (about). The history of 
the High and Low Dutch Reformed Congregation at Schoharie, 
Foxendorp and Weisersdorp, 1730-1795. Including the history of 
the Reformed Church in Schoharie, 1796-1892; pp. ii, 252. 



THE OLD NEWBY BIBLE. 

Introducing hitherto unpublished notes on the following named 
New York Immigrants: Newby, Atkinson, Stanwix, Waddell, 
Darling, Idington, McGrabie, Slee, Brown, Gillespie and Breakey, — 
together with original data concerning the co-related Moulthrop, 
Stewart, Mitchell, Everhard and Maltby Families. 



Contributed by Nelson Osgood Rhoades, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 
Author and Editor of Colonial Families United States of America. 



The bible is a large, well -pre served, leather-bound volume, quarto 
edition, printed by Matthew Carey of Philadelphia, in 1810, and in- 
scribed : 

"Presented to Father and Mother by Christopher, 1813." 
The "Father and Mother" were Robert Newby, b. England, 1755 ; 
d. in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 30 Nov., 1842, ae. 87, and Isabella Atkin- 
son, his wife, b. England, 30 March, 1755; d. Kenoza Lake (Pike's 
Pond), N. Y., 3 Jan., 1830. "Christopher," the donor, was their son, 
b. England, 7 Jan., 1791 ; d. 22 April, 181 5, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

The book is now in possesion of their descendant, Wirt Newby 
Moulthrop (Isabella Eliza Newby (William-Robert) ; Gideon Moul- 
throp (Nathan-Jude-Joseph-John-Matthew-Matthew, of New Haven, 
1638)), of Kenoza Lake, N. Y. 

A log of the Newby immigration from the land of his ancestors 
and settlement in the New World is recorded on the inside cover of 
the bible, written in the clear, well-formed hand of Robert Newby, 
with a care and exactitude indicating his purpose of laying a founda- 
tion for permanent family record : 

"Left England, from the County of Westmoreland 
and Township of Preston "Rich," 21st April, 
1797." 
"Sailed from Liverpool, 10th May, 1797." 



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"Arrived at Philadelphia, 18th July, 1797." 
"Sailed for New York, 27th August, 1797." 
"Sailed for Poughkeepsie, 4th April, 1803." 
"Settled at Windsor, Broome County, New York, 
24th April, 1817." 
The subsequent vital records of the family until 1835, seven years 
before his death, are written in the same hand, apparently guided by 
the same purpose and care. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y., was the first family haven in the New World, 
and Old Christ Church the shelter of their faith. Christ Church has 
been one of the most worthy spiritual and historical institutions of 
that region of New York since 1766. Its records have been preserved 
in the historical annals of the country by Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, 
through her volume of its records, published in 191 1, by the wardens 
and vestrymen of that church. Rarely have books of this class at- 
tained the literary merit and embraced the historical values of Miss 
Reynold's work. Another volume, soon to be issued under her edi- 
torial direction, will give to the public the recorded vital statistics of 
the Church from its establishment and will be one of the most valuable 
contributions of recent times to the genealogical and family history 
of New York. 

Although an active man, Robert Newby was but a temporary 
sojourner in Poughkeepsie and his name is not recorded as that of a 
really active one in church matters. But Christ Church, so small in 
its beginnings, so hard-pressed in its early life, ever persistent in its 
purpose and strong in its faith, has now become one of the strongest, 
spiritually and materially, of New York. Situated on ample and 
elevated grounds the main church edifice is imposing and inviting. 

Amongst the few remaining marks of the old burial grounds, on 
the present site of the church, are two well-preserved memorial stones, 
laid flat at the ground surface on the terrace beside the main pavement 
approaching the church. They are inscribed : 

Robert Newby Sarah Newby 

b. October 2, 1755. Wife of John Stanwix 

Native of England. (Native of England; 

d. November 30, 1842. d. Dec. 4, 1837, ae - 68.) 

ae. 87. b. March 30, 1780. 

d. July 17, 1866. 
The New World pilgrimage of Robert Newby had ended. Forty- 
five years of pioneer treking, during which he had married off one son 
and four daughters ; had buried Christopher, his son, to whom we are 
indebted for this bible; had laid Isabella Atkinson, his wife, to rest 
in the old Moulthrop cemetery, nestled between the homes of her 
children and grandchildren, under, the long twilight shadows of the 
hills surrounding beautiful Kenoza Lake; and had completed the 
circle, bringing him to the old starting-point — the shadows of old 
Christ Church, which now mantle his last resting place, while the 
edifice stands in silent watch over his remains and its congregation 
preserves the stone tablet memorial of his existence. 



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He raised a large family, all useful citizens, who left many de- 
scendants. The vital records contained in the bible are as follows, 
to wit: 

Page 677, Marriages : 

"Robert Newby and Isabella Atkinson, June 8, 1779. 
Sarah Newby and John Stanwix, April 21, 18 10. 
Agnes Newby and Nathan Moulthrop, July 7, 1803. 
Jane Newby and Rupert Kirk, January 1, 1804. 
Isabella Newby and Samuel Slee, July 9, 1812. 
William Newby and Almira Smith, March 25, 1825. 
Christopher Slee and Jane Moulthrop, March 9, 1842. 
Nathan Moulthrop and Phebe Wood, November 27, 1834. 
Sarah Moulthrop and William B. Hunt, September 2, 1846. 
Truman Moulthrop and Hannah Catherine Wood, November 7, 1849. 
Gideon Moulthrop and Isabella Eliza Newby, October 8, 1846. 
Elroy B. Moulthrop and Amelia H. Miller, April 23, 1883." 
Page 678, Births : 
"Robert Newby, October 2, 1755. 
Isabella Atkinson, March 30, 1755. 
Sarah Newby, March 30, 1780. 
Robert Newby, September 22, 1782. 
Agnes Newby, September 2, 1783. 
Jane Newby, August 17, 1786. 
Isabella Newby, November 9, 1788. 
Christopher Newby, January 7, 1791. 
William Newby, March 21, 1793. 
Nancy Newby, November 15, 1796. 

Rupe ; K. Moulthrop. b. Cochecton, New York, August 4, 1850. 
Emenne Newby, April 30, 1826. 
Stanwix Newby, October 16, 1831. 
Isabella Eliza Newby, December 17, 1834. 
William Wirt Newby, August 22, 1836. 
Almira Jane Newby, October 26, 1838. 
Gideon Moulthrop, Cochecton, December 17, 1827. 
Elroy B. Moulthrop, September 4, 1858. 
Lillian E. Moulthrop, January 17, 1861. 
Wirt Newby Moulthrop, April 27, 1864. 
Jessie G. Moulthrop, May 24, 1867. 
Jennie Moulthrop, February 18, 1871." 
Page 679, Births — Continued : 

"Nathan Moulthrop, b. Southbury, Connecticut, December 20, 1778. 
Agnes Moulthrop, b. Rutland, Vermont, April 7, 1804. 
Robert Moulthrop, b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., October 12, 1805. 
Betsey (Eliazbeth) Moulthrop, b. New York City, May 29, 1808. 
Nathan Moulthrop, b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 9, 1813. 
Jane Moulthrop, b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 30, 1815. 
John Moulthrop, b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., July 23, 1817. 
Isabella Moulthrop, b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 4, 1820. 
Trueman Moulthrop, b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., October 29, 1822. 
Sarah Moulthrop, b. Poughkeepsie, January 28, 1825." 



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Page 679, Deaths : 

"Nancy Newby, August 23, 1797. 

Christopher Newby, April 22, 181 5. 

Isabella Atkinson, January 3, 1830. 

John Stanwix, December 3, 1838, ae. 69. 

Robert Newby, d. Pike's Pond, December 14, 1855. 

Sarah Newby (Wid. John Stanwix), July 17, 1866." 

Page 680, Deaths — Continued : 

"Stanwix Newby, August 17, 1834. 

Agnes Moulthrop, September 3, 1847. 

Nathan Moulthrop, September 2j y 185 1. 

Nathan Moulthrop, March 31, 1867. 

John Moulthrop, August 9, 1874. 

Walter G. Moulthrop, January 18, 1875. 

Jennie B. Moulthrop, February 16, 1877." 

These vital statistics, coupled with the public records and the 
gravestone inscriptions found in the cemeteries of Kenoza Lake and 
Bethel, Sullivan County, to which his written story leads us, form the 
elements of a most interesting genealogical study, touching life threads 
which have been woven into the vital fabric of a very stable com- 
munity of New York, and which has long since been sending pioneers 
to the newer American frontiers. The genealogy of these inter- 
married families is subjoined to this article, and frequent reference is 
made to it in this text. In it are found the immigrant ancestral lines 
of many widely-scattered American families. 

The first move of Robert Newby was from Poughkeepsie to Wind- 
sor, Broome County, on the Susquehanna River, in 18 17. Windsor 
was a comparatively new community, formed in 1807. Prior to 1800 
access from the Hudson River to this district was by the "Mine 
Road," built by Hollanders, in 1664, from a point on the Hudson 
where Esopus is now located, thence southwestward, finally extending 
to the Delaware River. Later the "Hunter Road" was opened, skirt- 
ing what is now the northern line of Sullivan County, and the "Parker 
Road," leading toward the present central portion of it. In about 
1800, the "Newburgh-Cochecton Turnpike" was constructed, con- 
necting the Hudson and the Delaware (now well paved and one of 
the most beautiful drives in the United States). Pike's Pond, now 
Kenoza Lake, was one of its villages. 



The English Lines. 

Robert Newby and his family landed in New York in 1797, 
remaining there until 1803, when they removed to Poughkeepsie. In 
the meantime Nathan Moulthrop had married in 1802, Agnes Newby. 

Nathan Moulthrop was descended from Matthew, one of the 
founders of New Haven in 1638. Nathan's father, Jude, settled in 
Vermont after sen-ice in the Revolution. Nathan was a sea captain, 
plying between American and European ports. He was taken captive 
by the British during the War of 1812, while engaged in an effort 
to run the blockade from the port of Copenhagen, and held prisoner 
in England. Probably Agnes, his wife, lived with the Newbys dur- 



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ing his enforced absences, finally in Broome County. His visits to 
Broome County carried him through the Kenoza Lake region and 
there, when he retired from seafaring, in 1827, he established his 
home and raised his large family. He died possessed of Kenoza Lake 
and much property surrounding it, all of which was distributed 
amongst his heirs, and still remains in possession of his descendants. 

Isabella Newby, daughter of Robert, m. Samuel Slee, of 
Poughkeepsie. The Slees, like the Newbys and Moulthrops, came 
from England. They were prominent in the community life of 
Poughkeepsie, where descendants of the family still reside. Chris- 
topher Slee, son of Samuel Slee and Isabella Newby, m. Jane Moul- 
throp, a descendant of Nathan, and a double tie was formed between 
the Newby and Moulthrop lines. 

The Stewart Family, of English origin also, came from Middle- 
town, Ct., in 1789, and settled near Beaver Kill. In about 1831, 
Margaret Stewart, dau. of Thomas and Nancy, m. Robert Moulthrop, 
adding another English line to the Newby-Moulthrop-Slee lines, 
already established in numbers in Kenoza Lake and vicinity. 

The Quaker colonies of Chester County, Pa., were now swarm- 
ing, and Hiram Maltby, who, with his brothers, Harmon and Aden, 
had settled in the Bethel region, m. Mary Ann Stewart, sister of 
Margaret (Stewart) Moulthrop. Their descendants still reside there. 

Early in the seventeenth century, County Armagh, Ireland, re- 
ceived a heavy immigration from Scotland. These residents, who 
immigrated for political and religious reasons, have since been known 
as Scotch-Irish. They are yet very numerous in County Armagh 
and many of their descendants have immigrated to the United 
States. Sullivan County was blessed with a few of them whose 
descendants still remain, maintaining an unbroken record for 
industry, patriotism and adherence to high moral and religious ideals. 

Notable amongst them were William Brown and his wife, Ann 
Gillespie, and the four brothers, Alexander, Samuel, George and 
John Brown. Samuel Brown, their descendant, m. Agnes Moul- 
throp. dau. of Nathan. The Browns settled in the vicinity of Bethel, 
where they remain. 

The Breakey Family has been closely allied with the Browns. 
Isaiah, the original ancestor, caused his gravestone to be inscribed: 
"He was a descendant of French Huguenots, born in Ireland." 



Scotch Lines 

William Waddell, of Scotland, m. Elizabeth Idington, and, 
with his sister, Agnes, who had m. Robert McGrabie, and his son 
Walter, who m. Christina Darling, were early settlers at Bethel. 
William Waddell, descended from them, m. Martha Stewart, sister 
of Margaret, who m. Robert Moulthrop. 

Robert Newby was possessed of a well balanced character. With- 
out ostentation he lived his life and left upon his family the impress 
of his well ordered existence : qualities which were transmitted, in 
turn, to their descendants. 



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All these families have intermarried and rarely a descendant of 
either is found in the present generation who docs not count each 
of these family names amongst his ancestors; yet hut two marriages 
of hr-,1 cousins have been found of record in the past five generations. 

If Sullivan County offered herself as a melting pot for the blend- 
ing of foreign bloods, I'rovidence has been beneficent in supplying 
them with neutral strains, the product of which is found possessed 
of the highest ideals oi morality, religion and patriotism. They are 
home makers and family -rowers. Blessed with an innate modesty 
which has possessed their souls with fear of the limelight, their 
achievements and, to some extent, the history of their very existence, 
have been kept from print; but the orderly record of Robert 
Newby's family has revealed them. 



The Newby Lineage. 
First Generation. 
1. Robert Newby, b. 2 Oct., 1755, in England; d. 30 Nov., 1842, 
ae. 87, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. 8 June, 1779, Isabella Atkinson, 
b. 30 March, 1755, England; d. 3 Jan., 1830, Kenoza Lake, N. Y. 
(Gravestone Inscriptions).* Before coming to America he was a 
farmer. 
Children: 8 (Newby), 3 sons and 5 daughters: — 

2. Sarah, b. 30 March and bap. 30 April, 1780, at Teasgill, Eng. ; 
m. 2i April 1810, John Stanwix, b. 1769; d. 4 Dec, 1837, ae. 
m8, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ( G.S.I.) . 

3. Robert, b. 22 Sept., 1782, at Hinkisher, Eng.; d. 14 Dec, 
1X55, at Kenoza Lake, N. Y. 

-f-4. Agnes, b. 2 Sept., and bapt. 28 Sept., 1783, at Viver, Eng., 
of whom later. t 

5. Jane, b. 17 Aug. and bapt. 10 Sept., 1785, at Common-Mine, 
Eng.; m. 1 Jan., 1804, Robert Kirk, 
-f 6. Isabella, b. 9 Nov. and bapt. 7 Dec, 1788, at Common-Mine, 
Eng., of whom later. 
7. Christopher, b. 7 Jan. and bapt. 6 Feb., 1791, at Common- 
Mine, Eng.; d. 22 April, 1815. He was the donor of the 
Newby bible. 
-f-8. William, b. 25 March and bapt. q April, 1793, at Common- 
Mine, Eng. ; m. 25 March 1825, Almira Smith. 
9. Nancy, b. 15 Nov., 1796; d. 23 Aug., 1707. 

Second Generation. 
4. Agnes Newby, b. 2 Sept. and bapt. 28 Sept., 1783, at Viver, 
Eng.; d. at Kenoza Lake, N. Y. (G.S.I.) ; m. 17 July, 1802, in New 
York City, Nathan Moulthrop, b. 20 Dec, 1778, Southbury, Ct. ; 
d. 27 Sept., 185 1, Kenoza Lake, N. Y. He was a sea captain plying 
between Europe and the Americas. During 1812 he ran his boat out 
of Copenhagen while that port was under blockade, was captured 

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by the British, his boat destroyed and he was held captive. After 
the war he returned to America and settled in Sullivan County, 
N. Y., where he acquired large land holdings, and many of his 
descendants still live in the same community, Kenoza Lake, N. Y. 
He was descended from the original immigrant ancestor of the 
family, Matthew Moulthrop, of New Haven, Ct., 1638, through 
Matthew- John-Joseph-Jude. (See Moulthrop Family of Connecticut, 
by Nelson Osgood Rhoades). 
Children: 10 (Moulthrop), 5 sons and 5 daughters: — 

10. Robert, b. 12 Oct., 1805, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; d. 9 March, 
1891, Kenoza Lake, N. Y. ; m. Margaret Stewart (dau. of 
Thomas and Nancy, of Ct.), b. 181 1; d. 9 March, 1879 
( G.S.I. ). See Stewart Lineage, later. For children and 
descendants see Moulthrop Family of Ct. 

11 . Betsey, b. 29 April, 1808; m. Ephraim Du Bois, and had issue. 

12. Agnes, b. 7 April, 1804; m. Samuel Brown (No. 7 of Brown 
Family, below). 

13. Nathan, b. 9 May, 1813; d. 3 March, 1867; m. Phebe Wood. 

14. Jane, b. 30 May, 1815; d. 19 Nov., 1888; m. 9 March, 1842, 
Christopher Slee, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. (No. 21 below) and 
had 7 (Slee) children: — 

1 . Robert Newby. 5 . William. 

2. John Moulthrop. 6. Gideon Moulthrop. 

3. Isabella. 7. Stanwix. 

4. Agnes Moulthrop. 

15. John, b. 23 July, 1817; d. Aug., 1874. 

16. Isabella, b. 4 June, 1820; m. Capt. John Kidd, of Malden-on- 
the-Hudson, and had 4 (Kidd) children: — 

1. John (U.S.N., San Francis- 3. Nathan, d. 1874. 
co, 1920). 4. William, d. 1863. 

2. Frank, d. before 1918. 

17. Trueman, b. 29 Oct., 1822 ; m. 7 Nov., 1847, Hannah Catherine 
Wood. 

18. Sarah Jane, b. 28 Jan., 1825; m. 2 Sept., 1846, William B. 
Hunt. 

19. Gideon, b. 17 Dec., 1827; d. 8 Oct., 1856; m. 8 Oct. 1846, 
Isabella Eliza Newby (No. 26 below) and had 7 (Moulthrop; 
children: — 

1 . Elroy B. 5. Jennie. 

2. Lillian E. 6. Wilmot L. 

3. Wirt N. (owner of the bible). 7. Walter. 

4. Jessie G. 

6. Isabella Newby, b. 9 Nov., 1788, and bapt. 7 Dec, 1788, at 
Common-Mine, Eng. ; m. 19 July, 1812, Samuel Slee, of Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 
Children: 4 (Slee) sons: — 

20. Joseph. 

21. Christopher, m. Jane Moulthrop (No. 44, above). 

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23. Robert, b. 1818; d. 21 Nov., 1893, ae. 75; m. Isabella . 

and had: 

1. John. 4. Christopher N. 

2. Robert. 5. George M. 

3. William T. 6. Samuel. 

8. William Newby, b. 25 March, bapt. 9 April, 1793, at Common- 
Mine, Eng. ; m. 25 March, 1825, Almira Smith. 
Children: 5 (Newby), 2 sons and 3 daughters: — 

24. Emeline, b. 30 April, 1826. 

25. Stanwix, b. 16 Oct., 1831 ; d. 17 Aug., 1834. 

26. Isabella Eliza, m. Gideon Moulthrop (No. 19, above). 

27. William W r irt, b. 22 Aug., 1836. 

28. Almira Jane, b. 26 Oct., 1838. 

The Brown Lineage. 
First Generation. 

1. Samuel Brown, b., lived and d. in County Armagh, Ireland, 
where he m. . 

Children: 5 (Brown) sons: — 
-f-2 . Samuel, b., lived and d. in County Armagh, Ireland, of whom 

later. 
+3 . William A., b. in Ireland ; came to America, of whom later. 
-(-4. Alexander, b. in Ireland; came to America, of whom later. 

5 . George, b. in County Armagh, Ireland ; came to America with 
his brothers, but of whom no subsequent record. 

6. John, same record as his brother, George. 

2. Samuel Brown, b. in County Armagh, Ireland, where he m., 
lived and d. His six children were b. in Ireland and immigrated to 
America, ultimately settling in Sullivan County, N. Y. The vital 
record of this family is found in their family bible, ihe county records 
and gravestone inscriptions. 

Children: 6 (Brown), 3 sons and 3 daughters: — 
+7. Samuel, b. 1794; m. (1) Margaret Fraser; m. (2) Agnes 
Moulthrop, of whom later. 

8. James, m. Mary Brown, his cousin (No. 16, below) and had 
several children. 

9. Jane, m. Alexander Brown, a cousin, and had Mary Jane 
Brown, b. 8 Aug., 1828; m. Wellman Hadden. 

10. Nancy, m. William A. Brown (No. 21, below), her cousin, 
son of Alexander, and had issue, recorded under his name. 

11. Eliza, m. (1) William Wiley; m. (2) Mr. Hollenbach; had 
issue, records not found. 

12. John, m. Ellen Martin, and had two children, daughters. 

3. William A. Brown, b. 1768, in County Armagh, Ireland; m. 
Ann Gillespie, b. 1787; d. 1852, ae. 65. He came to America, settled 
in Sullivan County, N. Y., where he d. 1826, ae. 58 (G.S.I. Bethel). 
Children : 7 (Brown), 3 sons and 4 daughters : — 

13. Matthew, m. Ellen Barclay. 

14. John R. 

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16. Mary, m. James Brown (No. 8, above). 

17. Lydia Jane, m. Dr. Alfred Gillespie. 

18. Ann Eliza, m. James Eraser. 

19. Catherine. 

4. Alexander Brown, b. 1 Jan., 1773, County Armagh, Ireland; 

came to America and settled in Sullivan County, N. Y., where he d. 

10 Oct., 1827; m. Mary Millspaugh, b. 4 June, 1778; d. 22 Dec, 

1842. The records of this family and its descendants are found in 

the "Old Brown Bible." Copies are from Mrs. Lettie (Brown) 

Roosa, 1920. 

Children: 9 (Brown), 4 sons and 5 daughters: — 

-f-20. Nancy, b. 13 Nov., 1799; m. Lee Mitchell (No. 2 Mitchell 

Lineage), of whom later. 
-j-2i . William A., b. 8 July, 1801 ; m. Nancy Brown (No. 10, above) 

of whom later. 

22. Charles Millspaugh, b. 22 Feb., 1803; d. 24 March, 1876; m. 
2 Feb., 1826, Eliza Trumpor, d. 1878. 

23. Elsie Maria, b. 5 April, 1805; d. l 5 J u ty> ^33 ; m. 6 May, 
1830, William Huffman. 

-f-24. John, b. 23 Sept., 1807; m. Frances James, of whom later. 

25. Elizabeth, b. 19 June, 1810; d. 13 Nov., 1812. 

26. Mathias Millspaugh, b. 30 March, 1813 ; d. 19 Dec, 1867; m. 2 
Feb., 1830, Jane Travis. 

27. Susan, b. 21 Sept., 1815 ; d. 20 Jan., 1884, in Michigan; m. 14 
April, 1842, Thomas Lyon. 

28. Jane, b. 7 March, 1818; d. 24 March, 1839; m. 4 May, 1837, 
Henry Bean, d. 17 Oct., 1838. 

Third Generation. 
7. Samuel Brown, b. 1794, County Armagh, Ireland; came to 
America with his uncles and settled in Sullivan County, N. Y., where 
he lived; d. 6 Aug., 1852, at Bethel; m. (1) 1827, Margaret Fraser, 
d. 1828; m. (2) 1832, at Kenoza Lake, N. Y., Agnes Moulthrop 
(Nathan-Jude-Joseph- John-Matthew-Matthew, New Haven, 1638) ; 
b. 7 April, 1804, Rutland, Vt. ; d. 1877, Bethel, N. Y. (G.S.I.) 
Child by 1st wife, 1 (Brown) daughter: 

29. Margaret, b. 1828; d. 1906; m. Ferdinand Wheeler. 
Children by 2nd wife 6 (Brown), 2 sons and 4 daughters: — 
-f- 30. Elizabeth, b. 1833 ; m. William Perry, of whom later. 

31. Jane, b. 1834; d. 1895. 
-j-32 . Sara, b. 1836; m. John Scott, of whom later. 

33. Agnes Victoria, b. 1839. 
+34. Samuel S., b. 1843; m. Mary Dixon, of whom later. 

35. Nathan, b. 1846; m. 1886, Amelia Thompson, b. 185 1 ; d. 1908. 
They had Clara, b. 1888; m. 1913, Rudolph Gloor. 

20. Nancy Brown, b. 13 Nov., 1799; d. 1 Aug., 1840, at Bethel, 
N. Y. ; m. Lee Mitchell (No. 2, of Mitchell Lineage;, d. 3 Jan., 1840, 
ae. 73. (G.S.I. Bethel). 
Children: 6 (Mitchell), 3 sons and 3 daughters: — 

36. William A., d. young. 



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$j. Ruth Eliza, d. ae. 16 yrs. 

38. Alexander, m. Emily Dodge, and had Eugene. 
+39. Parma Maria, b. 18 Aug., 1829; m. James Colwell, of whom 
later. 

40. Franklin, b. 1833; m. Susan Jane McAllister. 

41. Susan Jane, b. 1837; d. 1917; m. James Stoutenberg. 

21. William A. Brown, b. 8 July, 1801 ; d. 17 Feb., 1868; m. 8 
June, 1826, Nancy Brown (No. 10, above), b. 1804. 
Children: 8 (Brown), 5 sons and 3 daughters: — 
-(-42. James Harvey, b. 12 Feb., 1827; m. Maria R. Brown (No. 51, 
below), of whom later. 

43. Adeline, b. 15 Nov., 1828; d. 1829. 

44. Alexander, b. 14 Jan., 1830; d. 1885. 

45. Lee M., b. 1 July, 1833; d. 1888; m. 1 May, 1878, Annie M. 
Carey. 

46. Frances E., b. 28 April, 1868; d. 1905; m. 15 Feb., 1870, 
Daniel N. Lebolt. 

47. Mary Jane, b. 6 Aug., 1839; d. 1840. 

48. William L., b. 4 Feb., 1842; m. 4 Nov., 1869, Mary C. 
McGrabie (No. 1, Waddell Lineage). 

49. George M., b. 13 Sept., 1844; m. 7 Feb., 1877, Emma Ebert. 
24. John Brown, b. 23 Sept., 1807; d. circa 1851, in California; 
m. (1) Frances James, b. County Armagh, Ireland; d. Jan., 1840; 
m. (2) Susan Beattie. 

Children by 1st wife: 5 (Brown), 2 sons and 3 daughters: — 

50. Margaret, b. circa 1833; d. soon. 

51 . Maria R., b. circa 1834 ; m. ( 1) James Harvey Brown (No. 42, 
above) ; m. (2) Thomas Breakey, who had m. (1) her sister 
Frances (No. 54, below). 

52. John, b. 1835; d. soon. 

-f-53. Renwick, b. 2 June, 1837; m. Mary Agnes Moulthrop. 

54. Frances, b. 21 Oct., 1838; m. Thomas Breakey (No. 1, of 
Breakey Lineage) ; d. 27 Dec, 1891, and had 9 (Breakey) 
children : — 

1. Nora. 6. William. 

2. Louis. 7. George. 

3. Eugene. 8. Frank. 

4. Wheeler. 9. Kimbark. 

5 . Edward. 

Children by 2nd wife; 4 (Brown), 1 son and 3 daughters: — 

55. Susan Beattie. 57. Louisa. 

56. Axa Louise. 58. Beattie. 

Fourth Generation. 
30. Elizabeth Brown, b. 1833; d. 1917; m. 1868, William Perry, 
d. 1901. 
Children : 3 ( Perry) , 2 sons and 1 daughter : — 

59. Samuel, b. 1869; d. 1904; m. Grace Powell. 

60. Jessie, b. 1871 ; d. 1900; m. Goldie Mitchell. 

61. Nathan, b. 1874; d. 1901. 



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32. Sara Brown, b. 1836; d. 1909; m. 1870, at Bethel, Sullivan 
County, N. Y., John Scott, d. 1895. 
Children: 4 (Scott) daughters: — 

62. Mamie, b. 1872; d. 1885. 

63. Jennie, b. 1874; d. 1892. 

64. Agnes, b. 1876; d. 1904; m. George Du Bois. 

65. Lucy, b. 1881 ; d. 1905 ; m. 1903, Arney Liddell. 

34. Samuel S. Brown, b. 1843; m - 1 &7S> Mary Dixon, b. 1852; 

d. 1908. 

Children: 9 (Brown), 2 sons and 7 daughters: — 

66. Edith, b. 1876; m. 1909, Edward Powell. 

67. Lulu, b. 1878; m. 191 1, Harry Tyler. 

68. Frank, b. 1880; m. 1910, Lulu Knapp. 

69. Helen, b. 1882. 

70. Cora, b. 1884. 

71 . Agnes, b. 1887; d. 1918. 

72. Bertha, b. 1889. 

73. Jennie, b. 1894. 

74. Ivan, b. 1898. 

39. Parma Maria Mitchell, b. 18 Aug., 1829; d. 11 Nov., 1907; 

m. 12 Dec, 1849, James Colwell. 

Children: 7 (Colwell), 3 sons and 4 daughters: — 

75. Mary Elinor, b. 21 Jan., 1851 ; m. 8 Nov., 1876, Harding F. 
Horton. 

76. Ida Parma, b. 4 May, 1856; m. George H. Acklam. 

yj . William Lee, b. 11 Nov., 1858; m. Clara Louise Squires. 

78. Agnes Isabelle, b. 31 July, i860; m. Fred B. Van West. 

79. John James, b. 15 June, 1862. 

80. George Lambertson, b. 2 Aug., 1867; m. 8 Dec, 1898, Edith 
Hicks. 

81. Sara Ann, b. 1 April, 1873; m. Stephen Dubois. 

42. James Harvey Brown, b. 12 Feb., 1827; d. 16 Sept., 1876; 
m. Dec, 1855, Maria R. Brown (No. 51, above), b. 14 Jan., 1835; 
d. 5 Oct., 1908. 
Children: 6 (Brown), 2 sons and, 4 daughters: — 

82. Lettie Jane, b. 11 Aug., 1856; m. (1) 11 Dec, 1876, Derrick 
Roosa, d. 24 April, 1894; m. (2) 1 Oct., 1902, William Fair- 
weather. 

83. Agnes Amelia, b. 3 May, 1859; d. 21 July, 1877. 

84. Emma Frances, b. 11 Aug., 1862; d. 17 June, 1875. 

85. Elsie Maria, b. 23 Nov., 1863; m. (1) James Planka ; m. (27 
Louis Schake. 

86. Willie Lee, b. 28 Sept., 1872; d. 22 Jan., 1873. 

87. Howard, b. 2 Dec, 1876; d. 23 Dec, 1876. 

53. Renwick Brown, b. 2 June, 1837, N. Y. City; m. 7 Nov., 
i860. Mary Agnes Moulthrop (Nathan-Jude- Joseph- John-Matthew- 
Matthew, of New Haven, Ct, 1638), b. 3 Dec, 1836. at Kenoza 
Lake, N. Y. ; d. 7 Sept., 1913, Alpena, Mich. 



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Children: 6 (Brown), 2 sons and 4 daughters: — 

88. Elizabeth M., b. Sept., 1865. 

89. Victoria. 

90. Frances James, m. 26 Jan., 191 1, Nelson Osgood Rhoades. 

91 . Mary Agnes. 

92. Charles Edgar. 

93. Walter Scott, m. 1909, Frances Elizabeth Bartlett, Detroit, 
Mich., and had one son, Walter Edgar Brown. 

The Stewart Lineage. 
1. Thomas Stewart, descended from the Stewarts of Middletown, 

Ct., b. 1788; d. 2 Feb., 1837, ae. 49; m. Nancy , b. 1784; d. 5 

Sept., 1859, ae. 75. (All G.S.I. Bethel, N. Y.) She m. (2) 7 Aug., 
1840, Lee Mitchell (No. 2, of Mitchell Lineage). 
Children: 7 (Stewart), 3 sons and 4 daughters: — 

2. Margaret, m. Robert Moulthrop (No. 10, of Newby Lineage) 
and had issue, for which see the "Moulthrop Family of Ct." 

3. William, m. three times, no issue; lived Monticello, Sullivan 
County, N. Y. 

4. Eliza, m. William Stewart; not related. 

5. Thomas Henry, m. Lucinda Pelton. 

6. Mary Ann, m. Hiram Maltby (No. 3, of Maltby Lineage). 
Children : 6 ( Maltby) , 4 sons and 2 daughters : — 

1 . Thomas, m. Jane Fulton. 

2. Nancy, m. Henry Gouldsmith. 

3 . Hannah, m. John Naylor. 

4. John, m. Catherine Depew. 

5. Dr. William A., m. Wilde Layton. 

6. Joel, b. 1841 ; d. 4 July, 1864, ae. 23 (G.S.I.) . 

7. Martha Ann, b. 1819; d. 13 April, 1857, ae. 38; m. William 
Waddell (No. 4, of Waddell Lineage) ; lived White Lake 
(G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.). 

8. Alexander, m. Jane Gouldsmith. 

(All supported by Vital Records of Church and Town and G.S.I., 
Kenoza Lake, N. Y.) 

The Maltby Lineage. 

Three brothers came to Sullivan County, N. Y., from Pennsyl- 
vania. 

1. Harmon Maltby, b. 1803 ; d. 9 Sept., 1895, ae. 91 ; m. Asenath 

, b. 1809; d. 16 May, 1869, ae. 60 (G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.) and 

had: 

i. Susan Marietta, b. 1833; d. 31 March, 1843, ae. 10 (G.S.I. ). 

2. Aden Maltby, m. Pamelia , b. 1801 ; d. 10 July, 1879, ae. 

78 (G.S.I., Kenoza Lake Cemetery) and had: 

i. Mary, b. 1830; d. 1911. 

ii. Daniel, b. 11 Aug., 1835; d. 7 Oct., 1903; m. Esther , b. 1 

April 1837; d. 28 Aug., 1886. „ , 

3. Hiram Maltby, m. Mary Ann Stewart (No. 6, of Stewart 
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Waddell Lineage. 
A brother and sister came from Scotland to America. 

1. Agnes Waddell, b. 2.7 Aug., 1775; d. 2 Feb., 1865; m. Robert 
McGrabie, b. 1774; d. 21 Sept., 1854, ae. 80 (G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.). 
From them was descended Mary C. McGrabie who m. 1869, William 
L. Brown (No. 50, Brown Lineage). 

2. William Waddell, b. in Scotland; m. Elizabeth Idington, b. 23 
April, 1762, Scotland; d. 24 Aug., 1855, Bethel, N. Y. (G.S.I., 
Bethel, N. Y.). They had: 

3. Walter Waddell, b. 1790, Scotland; d. 10 Nov., 1874, ae. 84; 
m. Christina Darling (No. 2, of Darling Lineage), b. 1801, Scotland; 
d. 25 Jan., 185 1, ae. 50 ( G.S.I. , Bethel, N. Y.). They had: 

4. William Waddell, m. Martha Ann Stewart (No. 7, of Stewart 
Lineage). 

Darling Lineage. 
A brother and sister came from Scotland to America. 

1. Neil Darling, b. 23 Feb., 1792, Scotland; d. 24 Nov., 1875, 

Bethel, N. Y. ; m. Alice , of Westmoreland, Scotland, b. 17 Jan., 

1794; d. 18 Nov., 1868 (G.S.I. , Bethel, N. Y.). They had 2 
(Darling) daughters: — 

i. Anne, b. 21 Feb., 1829; d. 6 Aug., 1854 (G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.). 
ii. Caroline A., b. 23 Oct., 1835; d. 30 Nov., 1879 (G.S.I., Bethel, 
N. Y.). 

2. Christina Darling, b. 1801, Scotland; d. 25 Jan., 1851, ae. 50; 
m. Walter Waddell (No. 3, Waddell Lineage, G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.). 

Mitchell Lineage. 

1. Abijah Mitchell, b. 1768; d. 22 April, 1818, ae. 50; m. 

Ruth , b. 1763 ; d. 20 Aug., 1844, ae. 81 (G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.). 

They had: 

2. Lee Mitchell, b. 1792; d. 3 Jan., 1865, ae. 72 ; m. (1) Nancy 
Brown (No. 20, Brown Lineage) ; d. 7 Aug., 1840; m. (2) wid, 

Nancy ( ) Stewart (No. 1, Stewart Lineage), b. 1784; d. 5 Sept., 

1859, ae. 75 (G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.). 

Children by his 1st marriage: 2 (Mitchell) children: — 

3. Elvira, b. 1823; d. 23 March, 1840, ae. 17. 

4. Martha, d. 2 March, 1834. 

Breakey Lineage. 
A brother and sister came from Monaghan, Ireland, to America. 

1. Isaiah Breakey, b. 1798, Monaghan, Ireland; d. 2 July, 1871, 
ae. 73 ; m. Polly Ann — 1 — , b. 1802 ; d. 25 June, 1844, ae. 42. His 
gravestone, Bethel, N. Y., is inscribed: "He was a descendant of 
French Huguenots, b. in Ireland." Their descendant, Thomas 
Breakey, m. Frances Brown (No. 54, of Brown Lineage). 

2. Jane Breakey, b. 1805 ; d. 20 Feb., 1887, ae. 82 ; m. Edward 
Everhard, b. 1800; d. 14 Jan., 1877, ae. 77 (G.S.I., Bethel, N. Y.). 
They had: 

3. Mary Everhard, b. 1799; d. 5 Aug., 1864, ae. 65; m. Hervey 
Pinney, b. 1787; d. 13 June, 1874, ae. 87 (G.S.I., Bethel., N. Y.). 



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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y., MISCELLANEA. 



Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol, 

Member of the Publication Committee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LIL, p. 78, of the Record.) 

Liber E., continued: 

P. 264: Thomas Baxter, Esq., of Westchester, to son John 
Baxter of the same place, land on Throgs Morton's Neck; July I, 
1714. 

P. 265 : Then appeared William Betts, son of Samuel, to record 
his creatures' earmark; Nov. 21, 1720. 

P. 268: John Applebee, son of Joseph Applebee, late of West- 
chester, dec'd., of his free and voluntary will, put himself an appren- 
tice to Arthur Veale of Eastchester, until he shall attain the age of 
18; Dec. 9, 1719. 

P. 269: Land bordering on that of John Cromwell, Senr., dec'd., 
of Westchester, sold Feb. 6, 1706-17, by Daniel Clark. 

P. 271 : Whereas Daniel Clark of Westchester, did, in the year 
1708, administer upon ye estate of John Jennings, Jr., of sd. place, 
dec'd., as principal creditor of sd. estate, the sd. John Jennings leav- 
ing children ; his eldest son, named Thomas Jennings, heir to sd. 
estate, for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds paid sd. 
Daniel Clark shall be in full discharge of ye debts upon account of 
ye estate of ye sd. John Jennings, father of Thomas Jennings, April 
14, 1720. 

P. 2.J2 : Henry Hunter of Westchester, tailor, wishing to become 
a freeman of the sd. Corporation of Westchester, Caleb Heathcote, 
Mayor, granted same, Sept. 22, 1720. 

P. 273 : Grace Hunt of Westchester, widow of John Hunt, Esq., 
dec'd., gave liberty to her Indian man-servant, called Henry from 
Hunt; Feb. 13, 1720. 

P. 274 : Then appeared Henry from Hunt to record the earmark 
of his creatures; Mch. 21, 1720. 

P. 276: Release from Underhill Barnes to his father-in-law, Mr. 
Daniel Clark ; settlement of the estate of his father William Barnes, 
dec'd., Oct. 6, 1720. Release from Thomas Barnes of Westchester, 
to Daniel Clark, for same ; same date. 

P. 283 : John Gedney of Mamaroneck was old enough to sell 
land in 1719, and had a wife Mary. 

P. 285: An indenture made May 6, 172T, between James Feakes 
of Westchester Co., yeoman, and Daniel Kirkpatrick, son of Daniel 
Kirkpatrick, late of ye same county, yeoman, dec'd. Wihereas, 
Thomas Richardson and John Richardson, heirs to ye estate of their 
father, William Richardson, dec'd., did by a certain deed, bearing 
►date the 8th of Oct., 1705, sell unto ye sd. Daniel Kirkpatrick the 
father, and the sd. James Feak, lands, messuages and tenements lying 



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on Castle Hill Neck, within Westchester ; and whereas Daniel Clark 
of Westchester and Hannah his wife, did, by a certain deed bearing 
date 17th of Oct., 1705, sell to the sd. James Feak and to Daniel 
Kirkpatrick the father and Dina his wife; (also other lands) ; And 
whereas, by virtue of sd. recited deed poll, ye sd. Daniel Kirkpatrick 
ye father was seized in fee in joint tenance with ye sd. James Feak 
his brother; "And whereas, by means — & death of him ye sd. Daniel 
Kirkpatrick ye father, all singular ye sd. messuages and lands" 
(etc.) "are in right of law defended & devolved upon him ye sd. 
James Feak, his heirs forever." "Now this indenture witnesseth 
yt ye sd. James Feak, for and in consideration of ye natural love 
and affection wch. he beareth towards ye sd. Daniel Kirkpatrick ye 
son, and for ye sum of 10 shillings," conveyed to him the undivided 
half "of every part thereof." 

P. 288: Quitclaim deed of the above from Dina Kirkpatrick, 
widow of Daniel Kirkpatrick, dec'd., to Daniel Kirkpatrick, her son; 
May 30, 1 72 1. 

P. 296 : Then appeared Edward Meaks of Yonkers, to record ye 
earmarks of his son's cattle, John Meaks of ye same place ; Dec. 6, 
1721. 

P. 297: Land conveyed in an indenture between Theunis Dalton 
of Westchester and Col. Jacobus Van Cortlandt of the City of 
New York, Merchant, Oct. 5, 1718, — "and also 4 acres of land which 
formerly belonged to Nathaniel Underhill, and is a part of a 5 acre lot 
which was laid out to John Underhill, his brother." 

P. 299: An indenture between Abigail Johnson of ye Lower 
Yonkers Plantation, widow and relict of Jacob Johnson, and hereto- 
fore ye widow relict of Joseph Betts, both of the same place, dec'd. ; 
and Jacobus Van Cortlandt, Merchant, of the City of New York, 
March 11, 1718; for land formerly belonging to Joseph Betts, situated 
in Lower Yonkers. 

P. 301 : An indenture made May 13, 1718, between George Tippet 
of Yonkers Plantation, and Dorcas his "now wife," and Jacobus Van 
Cortlandt of the City of New York. Whereas one Hugh Oneal, 
dec'd., formerly obtained a Patent for divers lands within this Colony, 
& amongst ye rest for ye sd. Yonkers Plantation which he sold to one 
Elias Doughty, dec'd. ; who granted ye one equal half thereof unto 
George Tippet, ye Grandfather of ye sd. George who is party to these 
presents, by whose demise ye same lands devolved upon George 
Tippet deceased, who was ye father of ye first named George 
Tippet ; which sd. George Tippet ye father, for a valuable con- 
sideration in his lifetime, by certain deed poll bearing date ye 
12th day of Sept., 1691, amongst other lands, gave unto George 
Haddly "& Hittabel" his wife (who was ye sister of ye sd. last- 
named George Tippet), one full equity of 100 acres of upland 
in Yonkers Plantation. And whereas ye sd. Joseph Haddly and 
Hittabel his wife, did convey 25 acres of ye same unto Mat- 
thias Buckhout, and he conveyed the same to Frederick Phillips, 
dec'd., in Jan., 1694/5, who sold to the sd. Jacobus Van Cortlandt 



I 72 Westchester County, X. Y., Jfisce/Zanea. [April 

in 1699; and further, whereas John Conklin and ye aforesaid Mehit- 
tabel his wife, late ye wife of Joseph Haddly, being possessed of ye 
remaining part, did, on the 16th of March, 1699, convey ye same to 
Jacobus Van Cortlandt. 

P- 3 : 5 : James Pugsley of West Farms, yeoman, to Thomas Hunt, 
Junr., land he had received from his grandparents, Thomas Hunt, 
Senr.. of West Farms, and his wife Elizabeth; April 29, 1721. 

P. 318: Quitclaim deed from Saumel Barat of Bedford to Abra- 
ham Barat of ye Yonkers, of all lands in Yonkers of which John 
Barat of Yonkers, late died seized; Oct. 2$, 1722. Then appeared at 
ye Clerk's office, Abraham Barrat of ye Yonkers, to continue ye ear- 
marks of his father, John Barrat of ye same place, dec'd. ; Oct. 30, 
1722. 

P. 318: William Hunt of ye Township of Piscataway in ye 
County of Middlesex, in ye East Jerseys, blacksmith, do stand and am 
firmly bound and obliged unto John Oakley, Esq., of ye Bur rough and 
Town of Westchester, "on behalf of John Hunt of ye sd. Westches- 
ter, a minor, to whom ye sd. John Oakley is Guardian ;" Nov. 4, 17 18. 
William Hunt was the oldest son of John Hunt, Esq., late of West- 
chester, and John Hunt was a younger son. 

P. 322: Richard Honeywell of Westchester, blacksmith, and 
Mary his wife, sold to John Baxter, land which he bought from his 
brother, Israel Honeywell, and Dorothy his wife ; March 12, 1721/22. 

P. 323 : Thomas and Margaret Plumstead sold to John Cuer, land 
in Eastchester formerly belonging to Richard Currey, dec'd. ; Oct. 7, 
1722. 

P. 325 : Hannah Tompkins of Scarsdale, widow of Edmund 
Tompkins, late of Eastchester, dec'd., as Executrx of his estate, sold 
100 acres of land in Faulkner's Patent, adjoining the Manor of Scars- 
dale, to John Tompkins of Eastchester ; March 9, 1722. 

P. 330: Then appeared Joseph Palmer, son of John Palmer of 
Westchester, to record his earmark for his creatures. March 19, 1722. 

P. 331 : Joseph Hunt of Westchester, unto well-beloved son-in- 
law, Thomas Cromwell of Westchester, weaver, and Phebe his wife, 
25 pounds privilege of Commonage in the undivided lands of West- 
chester; June 5, 1721. James Cromwell, Esq., of Westchester, to son 
Thomas Cromwell of the same place, weaver, land purchased from 
James Feakes and Daniel Kirkpatrick ; June 5. 1721. 

P. 337: Charles Vincent, Junr.. of Yonkers Plantation, to Leon- 
ard Vincent of ye same place, "with the consent of Charles Vincent, 
Senr.. my father, and Elizabeth Vincent my mother," sold land in 
Yonkers, of which he was "the true and lawful owner :" Dec. 19, 

I7I3- 

P- 337 : "Then appeared Edward Buckbee of Westchester, to 
enter an earmark for his son Edward." May 10, 1723. 

P. 338: Leonard Vincent and wife Hannah of Yonkers, sold land 
in Yonkers bordering on lands formerly belonging to William Smith, 
dec'd. ; Feb. 8, 1722. 



1921.] Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. I 73 

P. 340 : Ebenezer Jones of Mile Square, yeoman, sold to Moses 
Taylor, Blacksmith, of the same place, a half lot of upland, excepting 
that before sold his son Joseph Jones; Jan. 2, 1720. 

P- 343 : John Bugbee and Abigail his wife, sold to John Bur- 
roughs, land in Westchester, bordering on that of James Bird, late 
dec'd. Jan. 2, 1722. 

P. 347 : Thomas Pell, Sr., to John Pell his son ; land in Pelham ; 
1722; same to son Thomas Pell, Jr., 1721. 

P- 369 : Jeremiah Fowler, Senr., of Eastchester, carpenter, to son 
Jeremiah Fowler, Junr., of the same place, yeoman, land in Faulkner's 
Patent, on the east side of the Bronx river; Jan. 6, 1721/2. 

P. 371 : Thomas Baxter, Senr., and wife Abigail, and Thomas 
Baxter, Junr., and wife Deborah, sold land in Westchester to Jona- 
than Ferris ; Sept. 6, 1723. 

P. 379: The bounds of Richard Griffin's land described as running 
down the middle line of Harrison's Purchase, and bordering on Wil- 
liam Fowler's land and on land bequeathed by Samuel Haight to his 
five daughters. No date. 

P. 379: John Shute, an infant under the age of 21, is admitted by 
Joseph Fowler, carpenter, to be his Guardian ; March 23, 1722. 

P. 379: Underhill Budd, being an infant under ye age of 21, is 
admitted by Samuel Purdy, Esq., his Guardian; Feb. 21, 1722. 

P. 380: Joseph Stanton, being an infant under the age of 21, is 
admitted by John Drake of Eastchester, yeoman, his Guardian. Dec. 
21, 1723. 

P. 380: Henry Fowler, being an infant under 21, is admitted by 
Henry Dusinberre of Rye, yeoman, to be his Guardian; Jan. 4, 

i7 2 3/4- 

P. 380: Edmund Ward, being an infant under 21, is admitted by 
Isaac Lawrence, Junr., of Eastchester, yeoman, to be his Guardian ; 
Jan. 6, 1723. 

P. 381 : Henry from Hunt of Westchester, a free Indian, for 40 
pounds paid by Joseph Hunt of Westchester, Esq. ; he being bound 
to pay all the debts of the sd. Henry from Hunt, sold himself to be a 
servant unto ye sd. Joseph Hunt, for the full term of his natural life ; 
Jan. 17, 1723. 

P. 386: Caleb Heathcote to Eleazer Gidney, land in Scarsdale, 
1716/7. When recorded, Feb. 8, 1723, it was reported as the volun- 
tary act of Caleb Heathcote, "late deceased." 

P. 387: Horseman Mullinex, yeoman, of Westchester, a deed of 
gift to son John Mullinex of the! same place, yeoman ; Jan. 20, 1723. 

P- 39° : Joseph Hunt of Westchester, Esq., quitclaimed unto his 
brother Daniel Hunt of sd. Westchester, yeoman, land formerly be- 
longing to their honoured father Joseph Hunt, late of Westchester, 
dec'd., which land was deeded him by his father, Feb. 28, 1718. Dec. 
10, 1723. 

P. 392 : John Tompkins, Senr., of Eastchester, yeoman, to Joseph 
Tompkins of the same place, land in Eastchester, "which formerly 



I 74 Westchester Contity, N. Y., Miscellanea. [April 

was James Evit and William Hoiden of Eastchester, dec'd ;" May 9, 

I 7 I 9- 

P. 394: Nathan Petit, being an infant under 21, is admitted by 

Isaac Lawrence, Jr., of Eastchester, yeoman, to be his Guardian; 
Feb. 22, 1723. 

P. 399: William Yeomans and Robert Yeomans his son, by and 
with the consent of Elizabeth Yeomans, wife of sd. William Yeomans, 
all of White Plains Purchase, to Jacob Griffin of Harrison Purchase, 
land in White Plains; Feb. 15, 1723. 

P. 402 : Isabella Davis, widow of William Davis, late of the City 
of New York, dec'd., and sole Executrix of ye last will and testament 
of John Choi well, late of ye sd. City, merchant. Jan. 20, 1720. 

P. 407 : Daniel Turner of Westchester, son of Daniel Turner of 
Westchester, dec'd., acknowledged to have received his full share of 
his father's estate, and discharged the Executor, Thomas Baxter, 
Junr., April 30, 1724. 

P. 413: Eleazer Gedney, Senr., of Mamaroneck, and Anna his 
wife, to beloved son, Eleazer Gedney, Junr., of the same place, 45 
acres of land in Scarsdale ; Feb. 17, 1722. 

P. 414: Eleazer Gedney, Senr., to James Gedney, carpenter, land 
bordering on the above ; March 16, 1723. 

P. 415: Eleazer Gedney, Senr., and Ann his wife, to son Isaac 
Gedney, land in Mamaroneck "which I formerly bought of Peter Hat- 
field and John Disbrow ;" March 16, 1722/3. 

P. 416: Memorandum to the above: — On the third day of Jan., 
1723, personally appeared Francis Nelson, one of ye evidences of ye 
above deed, and declared upon oath "yt he saw Eleazer Gedney ye 
grantor of ye sd. deed, sign, seal and deliver ye same to Isaac Gedney" 
— "& Ann Gedney, widow of ye sd. Eleazer Gidney, dec'd., declared 
that she executed the same." 

P. 417: Isaac Denham of Rye, Gent. & eldest son of ye Reverend 
Thomas Denham, late Minister of ye aforesaid Town of Rye, dec'd., 
to friend, ye Reverend Mr. Robert Jenny, Rector of ye Parish of 
Rye, and for ye Rectors that shall hereafter succeed him, all ye lot 
or parcel of ground granted my father. May 17, 1823. 

P. 434: Zachariah Roberts of Stamford, Fairfield Co., Conn., to 
John Drake and John Stanton of Eastchester, carpenter and yeoman, 
a tract of land in Bedford, 700 acres, which his father Zachariah Rob- 
erts purchased with Coll. Jacobus Van Cortlandt of ye City of New 
York. Nov. 7, 1718. 

P. 435 : Abraham Hyatt, cordwainer, and Joseph Tompkins, yeo- 
man, both of Eastchester, sold to Thomas Feake, land in Eastchester, 
bordered by land formerly belonging to Moses Hoit, Junr., dec'd. ; 
Nov. 12, 1722. 

P. 445 : William Gee, being an infant under age of 21, is admitted 
by Isaac Lawrence, June., of Eastchester, yeoman, to be his Guardian ; 
Sept. 8, 1724. 

P. 447: John Membrew of New York City, mason, and Ann his 
wife, to father-in-law Ambrose Sycard of New Rochelle, land in New 
Rochelle; 17 14. 

( To be continued.) 



IQ2I.] Christophers Family. 1 75 

CHRISTOPHERS FAMILY. 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and the New Loudon County Historical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LII, p. 70, of The Record.) 

317. Sarah, 6 b. Jan. 14, 1756 ; m. Aug. 6, 1780, Maj. Samuel John- 
ston. 

318. Jabez, 6 b. Dec. 28, 1757; d. at Horse's Neck, in the Revolu- 
tionary Army. 

319. a child, 6 b. April 14, 1758. 

320. Michael, 6 b. July 24, 1759 ; d. on prison ship in Revolutionary 
War. 

321 . Esther, 6 b. June 14, 1761 ; d. Sept. 17, 1762. 

322. Esther, 2nd, 6 b. Apr. 5, 1763; d. May 3, 1857; m. Aug. 28, 
1783, Dr. Stephen Ranney, of Middletown, Ct. : 9 children. 

323 . George Hamlin, 6 b. Jan. 23, 1765 ; not m. 

324. Comfort 6 , b. Feb. 3, 1767; d. Feb. 3, 1786. 

325. Hannah, 6 b. Jan. 28, 1769; m. April 3, 1790, Gurdon Salton- 
stall of New London. 

326. Christopher, 6 b. Sept. 19, 1771 ; not m. 

327. Abigail, 6 b. Sept. 5, 1774; d. Aug. 3, 1864; m. Eleazer Hub- 
bard, Oct. 7, 1801, he was b. Jan. 4, 1775, at Tolland, Ct. ; d. 
Sept. 16, 1819, at Davidsonville, Ark.; he was a lawyer and 
removed to Claremont, N. H., and later to Windsor, Vt., and 
to Montreal, Canada, in 1815. He became a judge in Arkan- 
sas, in which state he died of yellow fever. His widow, No. 
327, returned to Middletown, where she d. For record of 
their children see Middletown Upper Houses, pp. 632, 636-7. 

Authorities : 

Middletown Upper Houses, 220-25, 626-9, 632-6. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book VI, pp. 100, 103, 105, no. 

History of First Church, New London, p. 545. 
166. Sarah 5 Christophers (Christ'r, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 3 Hon. 
Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. April 9, 1745, at New London; d. Dec. 
t3, 1803; m. Aug. 11, 1763, at New London, Henry Latimore (Lati- 
mer), b. Feb. 28, 1737, at Chesterfield, Ct. ; bapt. May 15, 1737, at 
New London ; d. Feb. 18, 1825. He was a son of Jonathan Lattimore 
(b. 1698; bapt. Sept. 5, 1703, at New London; m. April 6, 1721, at 
New London) and Boradil Denison (b. May 17, 1701, at New Lon- 
don ; d. 1798, at Mystic, Ct.) of New London, Ct., and owned land in 
Chesterfield, Ct., and on the Mystic River. 
Children: 8 (Latimer), 3 sons and 5 dau's. all bapt. at New London. 

328. Sarah, 6 bapt. June 10, 1764. 

329. Henry, 6 bapt. Sept. 29, 1765. 

330. Elizabeth, 6 bapt. Nov. 2, 1766. 

331 . Christopher, 6 bapt. Nov. 5, 1769. 

332. Lydia, 6 bapt. Aug. 18, 1770. 

333. Mary, 6 bapt. Nov. 19, 1775. 



1^6 Christophers Yamily. [April 

334. David, 6 bapt. Sept. 14, 1777. 
+335- Jerusha, 6 b. July 23, 1786; d. Aug. 18, 1885, at Norwich, 

N. Y. ; m. Henry Bradford Latham. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart between pp„ 84-15. 

Hempstead's Diary, p 319. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. n, 26. 

History of First Church, Nciv London, pp. 529-31, 533-4, 536-7. 

Emma C. Brewster Jones Brewster Notes (N. Y. Gen. & B. Soc), Book 

No. 6, last entry. 
History of Montville, Ct., p. 314. 
History of Stonington, Ct., pp. 339, 341. 
History of Nezv London, p. 335. 

168. Joseph 5 Christophers (Christ'r, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 3 Hon. 
Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), bapt. Oct. 30, 1748, at New London, 
Ct. ; he is said to have lived at Pownalborough, Me. ; m. Lydia 5 Mum- 
ford, No. 200, d. nearly 100 years old, at Calais, Me. She was a dau. 
of James Mumford (b. Feb. 7, 1715; d. 1773, at New London, son 
of George and Mary (Robinson) Mumford, of Fisher's Island and 
New London, Ct.) and his wife Sarah 4 Christophers, No. 55 (b. Dec. 
6, 1719; bapt. Dec. 13, 1719, at New London; d. after 1801) of New 
London, Ct. 

Children: ? (Christophers) at least one dau. and perhaps others. 
-f-336. Lydia, 6 b. Dec. 2j, 1775, at Liverpool, Nova Scotia; d. Dec. 

23, 1799; m. April, 1797, Capt. Job Choate, as his first wife. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart between pp. 84-5. 

History of First Church. New London, p. 517. 

Choates in America, pp. 62, 116. 

Mumford Memoirs, p. 68. 

169. Elizabeth 5 Christophers (Christ'r, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 8 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. 1749-50; bapt. Jan. 7, 1749-50, at 
New London; d. Sept. 30, 1825, at New London; m. Nov. 24, 1783, 
Ichabod Wetmore, as his second wife, b. Aug. 17, 1734, at Middle- 
town, Ct. He was a sea captain in early life ; warden of P. E. Church, 
Middletown; d. May 27, 1807, at Middletown, Ct. He was a son of 
Jeremiah Wetmore (b. Middletown, Nov. 8, 1703; d. there Oct. 2, 
1753 ; m. Feb. 25, 1724-5) and his wife Abigail Butler of Wethers- 
field, Ct. (bapt. Aug. 6, 1704, at Wethersfield) of Middletown, Ct. 
Children: 5 (Wetmore), 1 son and 4 dau's. all b. Middletown. 
+337. Elizabeth, 6 b. Oct. 23, 1784; d. Oct. 25, 1808; m. John Hins- 
dale. 

+338. Maria, 6 b. May 28, 1786; m. Andrew Mather. 

339. Harriet Lydia, 6 b. Oct. 27, 1787; m. Benjamin Williams, 
July 19, 1807, and lived at New London, Ct. 

340. Sarah Christophers, 6 b. Mar. 9, 1789 ; d. Oct. 13, 1805 ; not m. 
+341 . Ichabod, 2nd, 6 b. Mar. 14, 1792 ; d. Oct. 7, 1857; m. Elizabeth 

Ann Badger. 
Ichabod Wetmore m. (1) Nov. 10, 1757, Elizabeth Starr, b. July 
13, 1729, at Groton, Ct. ; d. March 12, 1778, at Middletown, Ct. She 
was a dau. of Jonathan Starr (b. Aug. 19, 1705 ; d. Feb. 18, 1795 ; m. 
Oct. 10, 1728) and his wife, Mary Seabury (b. Nov. 11, 1708; d. Nov. 
13, 1807) °f N ew London, Ct. 



IQ2I.J Christophers Family, ljj 

Child: 1 (Wetmore) son, b. at Middletown, Ct. Not in Christophers 
line. 

1 . Ichabod, b. Feb. 1, 1759; d. Aug. 9, 1786; not m. ; Yale Col- 
lege, 1778. 

Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart between pp. 84-5. 

Wetmore Memorial, pp. 440-5, 452-4. 

Stiles' Ancient Wethers field, Vol. II, p. 176. 

E. C. Brewster Jones, Brewster Notes, No. 8a. 

173. Mary 5 Christophers (John, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 8 Hon. 
Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. May 10, 1746; bapt. May 11, 1746, at 
New London ; d. July 4, 1 791, at Middletown, Ct., and was there bur. ; 
m. Nov. 6, 1774, at New London, Ct., Capt. Josiah Lee, b. 1735 ; he 
lived at Middletown, Ct. He was a son of Jedediah Lee (b. Feb. 1, 
1697, at Northampton, Mass.; d. 1748, estate inventoried £925 I3 sh ; 
m. Sept. 6, 1722) and his wife Lucy ? (whose estate was admin- 
istered June 13, 1750) of Wellington, Ct. 

Children: ? (Lee) I have found no record of any children by this 
marriage. 

A Josiah Lee's name is found on the pay rolls of the French and 
Indian War: — "1756 pay for 5 weeks and 5 days £5, 17. 4: — 1759 
pay for 35 weeks, £15-3-53/2'. both payments for services under 
Capt. Moses Hobby on both expeditions." 

A Josiah Lee and John Lee were taken prisoners on the Schooner 
Rainbow on the Grand Banks in 1758. [This Josiah Lee may be the 
husband of No. 173, — who the John Lee is is as yet not determined.] 
(See N. E. H. G. Register, Vol. XIV, p. 273). 

Jedediah Lee was a son of David and his first wife Lydia (Strong) 
Lee of Coventry, Ct. David Lee was b. 1674; d. 1759, aged 85, at 
Coventry, Ct. ; m. Sept. 5, 1695, Lydia Strong (dau. of Jedediah 
Strong and his first wife Freedom Woodward), who d. July 16, 1718. 
Jedediah Strong m. (2) Mary (Hart) Lee, widow of John 1 Lee; 
hence Lydia Strong, the wife of David Lee, was the stepsister of her 
husband. David Lee moved to Northampton, Mass., from Farming- 
ton, Ct., with 1 his mother after she m. Jedediah Strong as his second 
wife; he then removed to Lebanon in 1729 and later to Coventry, 
Ct. David Lee was a son of John 1 Lee of Farmington by his wife 
Mary Hart. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart between pp. 84-5, 153. 

Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. .30. 

John Lee of Farmington, Ct., and his descendants, 1st edition, p. 114; 2nd 
edition, pp. 401-3. 

174. Peter 5 Christophers (John, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 3 Hon. 
Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Jan. 6 (or 7), 1747-8; bapt. Jan. 10, 
1747-8, at New London; he lived at New London and d. there Feb. 
19, 1829, aged 81 and was bur. in Old Burying Ground, gravestone; 
he m. (1) Feb. 9, 1777, at New London, Abigail Miller, b. 1760, about 
(see age at and date of death) ; d. May 3, 1791, in her 31st y. at New 
London and was bur. there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. She 
was a dau. of John Miller (will dated New Haven, Feb. 10, 1770; 
sworn to by witnesses April 11, 1770; proved April 16, 1770; m. Nov. 



1 78 Christophers Family. [April 

28, 1770, at New London) and his wife Lucy Starr (bapt. New Lon- 
don, Aug. 11, 1728; dau. of Benjamin Starr of New London) of 
Wethersfield and New Haven, Ct. 
Children : 6 (Christophers), 2 sons and 4 dau's. all b. in New London. 

342. John, 6 b. March, 1779; d. April 2, 1784, at New London. 
-f-343. Lucy, 6 b. Sept. 18, 1780; m. June 22, 1806, Orlando Hallam. 
-j-344. Sally, 6 b. March 21, 1782; m. June 24, 1817, Dr. Isaac 
Thompson of New London as his second wife, see also No. 

353- 

345. Abigail, 6 b. 1784; d. aged 3 mo. 

346. John, 6 b. Aug. 8, 1788 ; d. 182 1, at Montgomery, Ala., aged 33. 
-j-347. Mary, 6 b. Nov. 19, 1790; d. 1856; m. Joseph Chew 6 Sistare 

(see No. 248). 

Peter 5 Christophers m. (2) April 2, 1792, at New London, Re- 
becca W. Saltonstall, b. March 4, 1764; bapt. April 1, 1764, at New 
London ; in her baptismal record her name is given simply as Rebecca, 
no mention of the initial W is there recorded. If the W belonged to 
her name it stood for either Winthrop or Wanton. She was a dau. of 
Winthrop Saltonstall (b. June 10, 1737, at New London; bapt. there 
June 12, 1737, Yale College, Class 1756; d. July n, 181 1, in his 75th 
year at New London ; m. April 17, 1764, by Rev. Jeremiah Learning) 
and his wife Anne Wanton (b. 1734; d. 1784, aged 50; dau. of Gov. 
Joseph and Mary (Winthrop) Wanton, of Newport, R. I.) of New 
London, Ct. 

Children: 2 (Christophers), 1 son and 1 dau. both b. at New London. 
-f-348. Richard Peter, 6 b. Jan. 7, 1793; d. 1829, in his 37th y. ; m. 

Chapman. 

349. Anne, 6 b. Aug. 31, 1796. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart between pp. 84-5. 

History of First Church, New London, pp. 490, 500, 529. 

Hempstead's Diary, p. 320. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 22, 32. 

Dexter's Yale Biographies, Vol. 1745-1763, pp. 429-30; Vol. 1805-1815, p. 
632. 

New London Town Records, Vol. II, p. 73. 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, genealogist of the New London County Hist. 
Ass'n. 

New London Probate Records, Vol. J (or I), pp. 75-6. 
175. Lucretia 5 Christophers (John, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 3 Hon. 
Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Jan. 19, 1749-50; bapt. Jan. 21, 1749-50, 
at New London ; d. March 19, 1825, at New London and was bur. in 
the Second Burying Ground ; remains were transferred later to the 
Thatcher lot in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, altar tombstone ; 
m. May 13, 1770, at New London, John Mumford, Jr., b. Dec. 3, 1740, 
at South Kingston, R. I. ; he was a large land owner in Salem, Ct., and 
lived there at Elm Grove Farm ; he came to Salem with his father 
when 19 years old ; he was probably for a time employed with his 
father in taking care of the large estate of Col. William Browne in 
that locality ; d. July 14, 1825, at New London at the home of his 
daughter Lucretia Christophers 6 Mumford, the wife of Anthony 
Thatcher, and was bur. in the Second Burying Ground; his remains 



i9'zi.] Christophers Family. 1 79 

were later transferred to Cedar Grove Cemetery and re-interred in the 
Thatcher plot; altar tombstone still existing in 1919. He was a son 
of John Mumford (b. 1712, about; d. June (or July) 1796, at Salem, 
Ct. ; m. 1735) and his wife Elizabeth Perkins (b. March 24, 1713; 
dau. of Abraham and Tabitha (Niles) Perkins of North Kingston, 
R. I.) of South Kingston, R. I., and Salem, Ct., after 1759. 
Children: 7 (Mumford) daus., all b. at Salem, Ct. 
-j-350. Elizabeth, 6 b. March 25, 1771 ; d. Feb. 21, 1795, aged 24; m. 

Nathaniel Shaw Woodbridge, as his first wife. 
-f-351 . Mary," b. Apr. 17, 1774 ; d. March 22 (or 25) , 1830 ; m. Hon. 

Elias Perkins as his second wife. 
352. Lucretia, 8 b. Dec. 15, 1775 ; d. Aug. 30, 1780, aged 4 y. 8 m. 
-j-353. Catherine, 8 b. Aug. 22, 1777; d. Aug. 20, 1816, aged 39; m. 

Dr. Isaac Thompson as his first wife. 
354. Sarah, 8 b. July 5, 1870; d. July 21, 1780, aged 16 d. 
-f-355. Lucretia Christophers, 6 b. Aug. 10, 1785 ; d. Apr. 6, 1871 ; m. 

Anthony Thatcher. 

356. Abigail Christophers, 6 b. July 27, 1791 ; d. Oct. 10, 1804, aged 
14 y. 

Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Charts between pp. 68-9 and between 
84-5 and text under Mumford and Christophers families. 

Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, by John R. Totten, N. Y. Gen. &■ Biog. 
Record, 1910-1918. 
177. Elizabeth 5 Christophers (John,* Hon. Capt. Christ'r,* 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Nov. 27, 1764; d. June 18, 185 1, 
aged 87, at New London, Ct. (probably) m. June 12, 1786, Ebenezer 
Holt, Jr., b. Aug. 15 1760, at New London ; he lived in New London 
and served in the Revolutionary War; d. Jan. 30, 1835, aged 75, at 
New London (probably). He was a son of Ebenezer Holt (b. July 
25, 1733 ; bapt. July 29, 1733, at New London; d. Aug. 19, 1820, aged 
87, at New London ; m. Nov. 4, 1759) and his wife Joanna Harris (b. 
March 22, 1739; d. Jan. 12, 1775, in her 36th year) of New Lon- 
don, Ct. 
Children : 11 (Holt), 4 sons and 7 daus., all b. in New London. 

357. John Christophers, 6 b. May 2, 1787; d. July 29, 1809, at 
Martinique, W. I., aged 22. 

358. Lucretia Christophers, 6 b. Jan. 3, 1789; m. James Allen of 
Montville, Ct., and later of Stockton, Cal. 

359. Christopher, 6 b. June 10, 1790; d. April 22, 1822. 

360. Joanna, 1st, 6 b. Dec. 25, 1791 ; d. July 30, 1793. 
+361. Joanna, 2nd, 6 b. Jan. (or Dec.) 25, 1794; d. Oct. 27, 1846. 

aged 52 ; m. Jason A. Rodgers (or Rogers ) . 

362. Elizabeth Christophers, 6 b. Feb. 6, 1796; m. Lester T. Fox. 

363. Mary Mumford, 6 b. March 4, 1798; m. Enoch D. Ames as 
his first wife. 

364. Abby Starr, 6 b. Jan. 23, 1800; m. Enoch D. Ames, as his 
second wife. 

-f-365. Francis William, 6 b. Jan. 6, 1802; m. Janette Harris. 

366. Caroline, 6 b. July 31, 1804 ; m. Charles H. Clark. 

367. Ebenezer, 6 b. Sept. 27, 1805 ; d. Aug. 26, 1819, aged 14 y. 



] 80 Christophers Family. [Apiil 

In this connection see also records Nos. 147 and 304 to 314, incl. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Charts between pp. 84-5 and p. 150. 

Hempstead's Diary, p. 262. 

Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 23. 

Holt Genealogy, pp. 237, 242, 245. 

James Rogers and his Descendants, p. 99. 

178. Mary 5 Prentis (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 8 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. 1737-8; bapt. March 26, 1737-8, at 
New London ; m. (1) Capt. Peter Harris, b. May 11, 1729 ; bapt. May 
18, 1729, at New London; he was a sea captain; d. March 11, 1761, 
age 32 y. 10 m. of smallpox, at New London (probably) and was 
there bur. in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. He was a son of 
Peter Harris (b. Jan. 24, 1700; bapt. May 26, 1700, at New London; 
d. Feb. 4, 1775, in 75th year of his age; m. July 3, 1726, at New 
London) and his wife Mary Trueman (bapt. Sept. 3, 1704, at New 
London; dau. of Joseph and Mary (Shapley) Trueman, of New 
London) of New London. 

Children: 3 (Harris), 2 sons and 1 dau. all b. in New London, 
i. Peter, 6 b. June 3, 1760; d. July 10, 1760, aged 5 w. and 2 d. of 

smallpox and was bur. in Old Burying Ground, New London, 
ii. Peter Benjamin, 6 bapt. Oct. 7, 1764, at New London after death 

of his father and after his mother's second marriage, 
iii. Mary, 6 bapt. Oct. 7, 1764, at New London after death of her 
father and after her mother's second marriage. 
Mary 5 (Prentis) Harris, widow of Capt. Peter Harris, m. (2) 
Oct. 30, 1763, at New London, Richard* Deshon (No. 70), bapt. Oct 
2i, 1733, at New London. He was a son of Daniel Deshon (b. 1697 
d. 1781 ; m. Oct. 7, 1724) and his wife Ruth 3 Christophers (see No. 
23) (b. Sept. 26, 1704-5 ; d. Jan. 6, 1775) of New London, Ct. 
Children: 8 (Deshon), 5 sons and 3 daus. all b. in New London, 
i. Richard, 6 bapt. Oct. 7, 1764. 
ii. Christopher 6 , bapt. Nov. 16, 1766. 
iii. Susannah, 6 bapt. April 2, 1769; m. April 25, 1795, Christopher 

Griffing. 
iv. John Prentis, 6 bapt. Dec. 2, 1770. 
v. Peter, 6 bapt. Aug. 1, 1772. 

vi. Lucy 6 , bapt. Oct. 30, 1774; m. Oct. 22, 1797, William Leeds, 
vii. Sarah, 6 bapt. June 8, 1777. 
viii. Joseph. 6 

In this connection see also Nos. 70 and 240 to 247, incl. 
Authorities : 

Prentis Genealogy, p. 284. 

Prentis* Old Burying Ground Inscriptions, New London, pp. 23, 38. 

Hempstead's Diary, p. 170. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II. pp. 13, 26. 

History of First Church, Nets.' London, pp. 495, 529, 531, 533-4, 536-7. 

Harris Manuscript Notes, N. Y., Gen. & Bio. Soc. 

179. Elizabeth 5 Prentis (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. 
Christ'r, 3 Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), bapt. Oct. 21, 1739, at New 
London; d. 1791, about, aged 52, at New London and was there bur. 
in Old Burying Ground, gravestone; m. June 7, 1761, at New Lon- 



192 1.] Christophers Family. l8l 

don, Samuel Latimer, Jr., bapt. Feb. 18, 1732, at New London; d. 
June 7, 1808, aged 75, at New London and was there bur. in Old 
Burying Ground, gravestone. He was a son of Samuel Latimer who 
m. July 11, 1723, at New London, at home of bride's mother, Eliza- 
beth Hallam (b. Feb. 22, 1701-2, in Parish of St. John, Wapping, 
near Wapping New Stairs, London, Eng.) of New London, Ct. 
Children: 5 (Latimer) sons, all b. in New London. 
i. Samuel, 6 bapt. March 27, 1763; d. young, 
ii. John, 6 bapt. Oct. 7, 1764; d. Oct. 29, 1764, and was bur. in Old 

Burying Ground, New London, gravestone, 
iii. John, 2nd, 6 bapt. Dec. 1, 1765; d. Dec. 19, 1794, aged 29, and 

was bur. in Old Burying Ground, New London, gravestone, 
iv. George Grey, 6 bapt. April 2, 1769. 

v. Samuel, 2nd, 6 bapt. Jan. 6, 1770; d. Oct. 20, 1771, aged in 10th 
m. and was bur. in Old Burying Ground, New London, grave- 
stone. 
Authorities : 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 12, 24. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 132, 184-5. 

Caulkin's History of Nezv London, p. 359. 

History of First Church, New London, pp. 489, 494, 528,, 530-1, 533-4. 

Old Graveyard Inscriptions, New London, by Prentis, p. 24. 

181. Sarah 5 Prentis (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 8 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), bapt. Dec. 27, 1741, at New London; 
d. May 18, 1813, at New York City; m. Dec. 18, 1763, at New Lon- 
don, Capt. William Coit, b. Nov. 26, 1742, at New London ; he lived 
in New London ; he was a sea captain and was prominent in the 
Revolutionary War ; Yale College, Class of 1761 ; he was for a time in 
command of the Connecticut State Sloop of War Oliver Cromwell 
and also of the privateer Harrison; he was last heard of in New Lon- 
don on Aug. 14, 1797 ; d. 1802 (according to college record) . He was 
a son of Daniel Coit (b. Oct. 25, 1698; d. July 19, 1773; m. Jan. 21, 
1742) and his second wife, Mehitable Hooker (b. Sept. 30, 1706; d. 
Nov. 17, 1763) of New London, Ct. 
Children: 12 (Coit), 6 sons and 6 daus. 

i. Sarah, 8 b. Apr. 26, 1764; m. (1) Lillibridge; m. (2) Wil- 
liam Black of North Carolina. 

ii. Mehitable, 6 b. Aug. 10, 1765; not m. 

iii. Esther, 6 b. Jan. 3, 1767; m. Capt. Samuel Clapp, March, 1792. 

iv. Daniel, 8 b. Aug. 6, 1768; d. at sea. 

v. Ann, 6 b. March 30, 1770; d. March 30, 1792, at New London 
and was bur. there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone ; not m. 

vi. William, 6 b. Nov. 19, 1771 ; not known to have m. 
vii. Elizabeth, 6 m. William Bocage and removed to North Carolina 

and afterward to Alabama, 
viii . Leonidas, 6 d. young. 

ix. Lyman. 6 

x. Mary. 6 

xi. Christopher. 6 
xii. Prentis. 6 



lg2 Christophers Family. [April 

The last four children are not given in the Coit Genealogy nor in 
the Prentis Genealogy, but are given in Miss Emma C. Brewster 
Jones' Brewster Notes in the N. Y. Gen. & Bio. Soc. Library. I think 
Miss Jones is in error in giving these children to William Coit. I think 
that they are confused with the four children of the same baptismal 
names of Richard Law who m. Ann 5 Prentis, No. 182. 
Authorities : 

Hooker Genealogy, pp. 18, 35, 55. 

New London Burying Ground Inscriptions, by Prentis, p. 17. 

Colt Genealogy, pp. 69-70, 142. 

Dcxter's Vale Biographies, Class 1761. 

Prentis Genealogy, pp. 287-8. 

182. Ann 5 Prentis (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 3 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), bapt. April 10, 1743, at New London; 
d. Oct. 9, 1814, at New London and was bur. in Cedar Grove Ceme- 
tery (remains removed there after first burial in other ground) ; m. 
Sept. 21, 1760, at New London, Hon. Richard Law, b. March 7, 
1732-3; bapt. March 11, 1732-3, at Milford, Ct. ; he settled in New 
London, Ct. ; Yale College, Class 1751 ; lawyer; Member of the 
Connecticut Assembly and Assistant to the Governor, Judge and 
Member of Congress ; d. Jan. 26, 1806, at New London, Ct., and was 
there bur. in Cedar Grove Cemetery (his remains were removed there 
after first burial in other ground). He was a son of Gov. Jonathan 
Law of Connecticut by his 5th wife, Eunice (Hall) Andrew (whom 
he m. in 1730 and who was the widow of Samuel Andrew, Jr., and 
dau. of John Hall of Wallingford, Ct.) of Milford, Ct. 

Children: 12 (Law), 8 sons and 4 daus. 

i. John, 8 b. Apr. 21, 1761 ; bapt. June 6, 1762; d. 1841 ; he was a 

farmer and removed to Vermont where he lived and d. 
ii. Richard, 8 b. March 1763; bapt. March 13, 1763; d. Oct. 19, 

1845 ; m - O ct - 22 > J 793- Lucretia Wolcott, who d. 1823, at New 

London, aged 48 y. 10 m. He was a student at Yale College and 

left there and enlisted in the American Navy at outbreak of 

Revolutionary War. 
iii. Jonathan, 6 b. March 11, 1765 ; bapt. March 17, 1765 ; d. June 26, 

1803, at New London ; m. Rebecca McComber. 
iv. Benjamin, 8 b. Jan. 26, 1767 ; bapt. Feb. 8, 1767 ; d. Aug. 7, 1812 ; 

not m. 
v. Anne 6 (or Nancy), b. July 27, 1768; bapt. Oct. 23, 1768; d. 

Sept. 26, 1848 (or 49), at Philadelphia, Pa.; m. Sept. 4, 1797, 

at New London, Walter Hubbell, of Windsor, N. C. 
vi. Lyman, 6 b. Aug. 19, 1770; d. Feb. 3, 1842, at New London; 

Yale College, 1791 ; Lawyer and Member of Congress; m. Oct. 

12, 1794; Elizabeth Learned, 
vii. Sarah, 6 b. July 3, 1772; bapt. July, 1772; d. Sept. 14, 1772, at 

New London and was bur. there in Old Burying Ground, 

gravestone, 
viii. Eunice, 6 b. March 1, 1774; bapt. March 27, 1774; d. Apr. 25, 

1774, at New London and was bur. there in Old Burying 

Ground, gravestone. 



iq2I.] Christophers Family. 1 83 

ix. Mary, 8 b. Nov. 26, 1775 ; d. June 14, 1865 ; m. James Robertson, 

a merchant of New York City. 
x. Christopher, 6 b. Feb. 7, 1777; d. Jan. 5, 1826, at Milford, Ct. 
xi. Prentice, 6 b. Apr. 15, 1779; d. May 11, 181 1, at Washington, 

Mississippi Territory; Yale College, 1800; Capt. in U. S. Navy. 
xii. William, 6 b. March 15, 1782; d. Nov. 10, 1818, at Murfreesboro, 

N. C. ; not m. ; Yale College, 1801, physician. 

Authorities : 

Yale College Biographies, Vol. 1745-1763, pp. 257-9; 1778-1792 pp. 218-19. 

Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 476, 670. 

Prenlis' New London Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 24. 

History of First Church, New London, pp. 528, 530-1, 533, 535-6. 

Alden's Epitaphs, Vol. IV, p. 130. 

Ptentis Genealogy, p. 284. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 34-5- 
183.. Esther 5 Prentis (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 3 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), bapt. May 6, 1744, at New London; 
m. July 20, 1793, at New London, Ct., Capt. Michael Mellaly, as his 
second wife, b. 1745; d. 1812, aged jj, at New London. He was a 
sea captain and lived in New London and owned a lot there which 
in 1693 was purchased for £ 120 by the City of New London for the 
site of the Second Burying Ground ; this ground remained a burying 
ground in New London until 1851 when Cedar Grove Cemetery was 
organized and since that time all remains have been removed there- 
from to Cedar Grove and the site is now that of a public park. The 
parentage of Capt. Melally has not as yet been determined. 
Children: ? (Melally) none that are known of — she was nearly 50 
years old at her marriage. Miss E. C. Brewster Jones in Brew- 
ster Notes states that there were no children. 

Michael Melally m. (1) Elizabeth ? (whose maiden surname 

and parentage are not known), b. 1734 (see age at and date of 
death) ; d. March 27, 1791, aged 57, at New London and was bur. 
there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 

Children: 4 (Melally). Not in Christophers line. Baptismal names 
not known. 

Authorities : 

Prentis Genealogy, p. 284. 

History of First Church, New London, p. 512. 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 33. 
Prentis' Old Graveyard Inscriptions, New London, p. 26. 
Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 583, 624. 

184. John 5 Prentis (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 3 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. 1746; bapt. Dec. 14, 1746, at New 
London; d. Nov. 22, 1780, in 34th year at New London (will dated 
Nov. 2, 1780, the original of which was burned Sept. 6, 1781) ; he 
was bur. in Old Burying Ground, New London, gravestone ; m. Dec. 
25, 1766, at New London, Esther Richards, as her first husband, b. 
1751, at New London; d. 1839, at Belleville, W. Va., and was bur. 
at Morgantown, W. Va. According to Prentis Genealogy (Second 
Edition) , p. 288, she was a dau. of Guy Richards, a merchant of New 
London (b. 1722; d. 1782; m. Jan. 18, 1746, at New London) and 
his wife Elizabeth Harris (b. March 29, 1727; bapt. New London, 



184 Christophers Family. [April 

April 9, 1727; d. 1793; dau. of Peter and Mary (Trueman) Harris 
of New London, who were m. July 3, 1726). 
Children: 8 (Prentis), 3 sons and 5 daus. all b. in New London, 
i. Elizabeth, b. 1768, d. 1850; m. (1) 1785, John Hallam; m. 
(2) George Chapman of New London; she had 4 (Hallam) 
children by her first husband and 1 (Chapman) child by her 
second husband, 
ii. Sally Esther, 6 b. 1770; bapt. Sept. 2, 1787, at New London; m. 
April 18, 1788, at New London, Daniel Henshaw of Middle- 
town, or Newport, R. L, who d. July, 1852, at Providence, 
R. I.: 10 children, 
iii. Mary 6 (Molly), b. 1771 ; bapt. Sept. 2, 1787, at New London; 
d. 1823 ; m. Dec. 6, 1789, at New London, Samuel Allen of 
Montville, Ct., and removed to Marietta, Ohio: 5 children, 
iv. John, 6 b. 1773; bapt. Sept. 2, 1787, at New London; d. March 
11, 1832; m. Nov. 1, 1795, Eunice Frink, b. 1774; d. Dec. 4, 
1854: 11 children, 
v. Ann 6 (Nancy), b. 1775; bapt. Sept. 2, 1787, at New Lon- 
don; d. 1859; m. 1 801, Charles W. Goodrich of New Orleans, 
La. : 6 children, 
vi. Jonathan, 6 b. June 20, 1777; bapt. Sept. 2, 1787, at New Lon- 
don; d. April 8, 1856; m. in Virginia, Mary Hartshorne, niece 
of Mr. McClary, who was his mother's third husband. He re- 
moved first to Belleville, W. Va., and afterwards to Morgan- 
town, W. Va., where he d. in 1856; his wife d. there in 1854: 
2 children, 
vii. Catherine M., 6 b. 1780; bapt. Sept. 2, 1787, at New London; d. 
1837; m. Oct. 25, 1806, John Robertson of New York City, b. 
1759; d. 1838: 5 children. 
viii. Henry Leonidas, 6 b. July 4, 1788; bapt. Nov. 19, 1788, at New 
London; d. Dec. 4, 1849; m - Rebecca Mayberry: 5 children; he 
removed to Belleville, W. Va., at the age of 8 years with his 
widowed mother. He was murdered in Quincy, 111. Austin 
West was arrested for the murder. 
Esther (Richards) Prentis, widow of John 5 Prentis, m. (2) Oct. 
29. 1792, Samuel Booth Hempstead, after whose death she m. (3) 
William McClary of Morgantown, W. Va., and removed to Belle- 
ville, W. Va., where she d. and was bur. in Morgantown, W. Va. 
I am not informed as to whether she had any children by her 2nd and 
3rd marriages. 
Authorities : 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 21, 28, 31, 33. 

Prentis' Old Burying Ground Inscriptions, p. 27. 

History of First Church, New London, pp. 522, 538-9. 

Hempstead's Diary, pp. 100, 180. 492, 535. 

Prentis Genealogy, second edition, pp. 284-8, 293-7. 

Morse's Genealogical Register, Vol. Ill, Richards Genealogy, by Abner 

Morse, pp. 96, 99. 
Manuscript Harris Notes, N. Y. Gen. & Bio?. Soc. Library. 
186. Sarah 5 Palmes (Lucretia 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Christ'r, 5 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Aug. 8, 1742, at New London; d. 
April 6, 1830, at New London ; m. Jan. 5, 1766, John Gardiner, b. 



192 1.] Christophers Family. 1 85 

Oct. 7, 1734; bapt. Oct. 13, 1734, at New London, Ct. ; he settled in 
New London and d. there March 1, 1776. He was a son of Dr. 
Jonathan Gardiner (b. 1709; d. 1735, lost at sea; m. Nov. 13, 1733) 
and his wife Mary Adams (dau. of Rev. Eliphalet and Lydia (Pygan) 
Adams of New London, b. March 5, 1713; bapt. New London, 
March 21, 1713) of New London, Ct. 
Children: 3 (Gardiner) daus. all b. in New London. 

i. Sarah, 6 b. March 10, 1767; bapt. April 5, 1767; d. June 13, 
1830; m. Dec. 10, 1783, at New London, Jeremiah Gates Brain- 
erd of New London, b. July 28, 1759, at East Haddam, Ct. ; 
d. Jan. 7, 1830, at New London: 4 children, 
ii. Mary, 6 b. March 13, 1769 ; bapt. April 2, 1769; d. Dec. 31, 1858; 

not m. 
iii. Lucretia, 6 b. July 15, 1771 ; d. March 16, 1842; not m. 

Among the effects of Mary 6 Gardiner were found the Gardiner 
Coat of Arms, painted in water colors on parchment and framed 
under glass, size 14 x 18 inches; also a copy of the will of John 
Gardiner, the third proprietor of Gardiner's Island, who was her 
great-grandfather; also a book plate of the said John Gardiner. In 
1890 all of these family relics were in the possession of Mrs. Robert 
Coit of New London, who was b. a Brainerd. 
Authorities : 

Lion Gardiner and His Descendants, pp. 104-5. 

Yale Biographies, Vol. 1778-1792, pp. 104-5. 

Brainerd Genealogy, by D. D. Field, pp. 13, I7-<i8. 

Caulkin's History of New London, pp. 620, 671. 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 8, 16. 

History of First Church, New London, pp. 23, 476, 532-3. 
188. Mary 5 Christophers (Rich'd. 4 Hon. Capt. Rich'd, 8 Hon. 
Rich'd 2 , Hon. Christ 'r 1 ), b. May 23, 1734, at New London; d. July 
28, 1773, in her 39th year; m. Jan. 23. 1755, at New London, by Rev. 
Matthew Graves, Col. Amos Chesebrough, as his first wife, b. Dec. 
31, 1730, at Stontington, Ct. He was a son of Col. Amos Chese- 
brough (b. Feb. 2, 1709; d. Sept. 13, 1770; m. Dec. 2, 1729) and 
his wife Desire Williams (b. Aug. 15, 1712; dau. of Col. John and 
Desire (Denison) Williams of Stonington, Ct.) of Stonington. 
Children: 7 (Chesebrough), 2 sons and 5 daus, 

368. Mary, 6 b. March 30, 1757; m. Gideon Babcock. 

369. Desire, 6 b. Feb. 4, 1759; m. Charles Congdon. 
-f-370. Abigail, 6 b. Jan. 26, 1761 ; m. George Hazard Perry. 

371. Richard Christophers, 6 b. Feb. 20, 1763; d. Aug. 13, 1777. 
+372. Henry, 6 b. Sept. 30, 1764; d. Nov. 4, 1842; m. (1) Elizabeth 8 
Hurlbut (see No. 375); rn. (2) Asenath Maxon; m. (3) 
Elizabeth Congdon. 

373. Lydia, 6 b. Oct. 26, 1766; m. Leavitt. 

374. Frances, 6 b. Aug. 27, 1768; m. Benedict Babcock. 

Col. Amos Chesebrough m. (2) Nov. 10. 1779, Anna (York) 

Gavit (dau. of Stanton York of Westerly, R. I., and widow of 

Gavit) ; and by this marriage there was no issue. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart between pp. 84-5. 

Chesebrough Family, pp. 304, 309, 326, 428-9. 



1 86 Christophers Family. [April 

Hazard Family, pp. 63, 105-6. 
189. Elizabeth 5 Christophers (Rich'd, 4 Hon. Capt. Rich'd, 3 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Girist'r 1 ), b. Dec. 24, 1735, at New London; d. 
March 11, 1798, aged 63, at New London and was bur. there, grave- 
stone (see Aldcns Epitaphs, Vol. IV, p. 129) ; she m. (1) Oct. 23, 
1759, at New London, Capt. Nathan Hinman (as his second wife), 
b. 1729, at Woodbury, Ct. ; bapt. there Dec. 7, 1729 ; he was probably 
a sea captain as was also his brother Capt. Elisha Hinman of New 
London; d. Jan. 25, 1761, in the 32nd year of his age, at New Lon- 
don, Ct., and was bur. there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 
He was a son of Capt. Andrew Hinman (bapt. April 1690; d. Wood- 
bury, Ct., Sept. 1750, aged 60; m. Aug. 29, 171 1) and his wife ivlarv 
Noble (bapt. Westfield, Mass., Oct. 16, 1692; d. 1784, at Winchestei, 
Ct., aged 92) of Woodbury, Ct. 
Children: (Hinman) none that are known of. 

Capt. Nathan Hinman m. (1) Elizabeth — ■ — (whose maiden sur- 
name and parentage I have not determined), b. 1734; d. April 20, 
1759, at New London, aged 25, and was bur. there in Old Burying 
Ground, gravestone. 

Children: (Hinman) Not in Christophers line. I have found no rec- 
ord of any children, but Hinman's Early Settlers of Connecticut 
says that he left issue. 

Elizabeth 5 (Christophers) Hinman m. (2) Capt. Joseph Hurlbut 
(as his second wife), bapt. Feb. 24, 1711-12, at New London; he 
lived at New London and was a sea captain. He was a son of Stephen 
Hurlbut (b. Dec. 26, 1668, at Wethersfield, Ct. ; d. Oct. 7, 1712, at 
New London, Ct. ; m. 1696, at New London), and his wife Hannah 
Douglas (b. 1673, about; d. Thursday, April 5, 1724, aged about 51 
years) of New London, Ct. 

Children: 6 (Hurlbut), 3 sons and 3 daus. all b. in New London. 
+375- Elizabeth, 6 b. June 23, 1764; d. Oct. 20 (or 30), 1794; m. 
Henry Chesebrough of Whitestown, N. Y. ; no issue (see 
also No. 372) . 
+376. Samuel," b. July 17, 1765; m. Matilda Denison ; 10 children. 
yjy . Richard, 6 b. May 8, 1768 ; d. 1798, about, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
not m. 
-(-378. Hannah, 8 b. Dec. 12, 1769; d. Aug. 30, 1855: m. Rev. Wil- 
liam Patten, D.D., of Newport, R. I. : 7 children. 
-(-379. Mary, 6 b. March 2, 1773; m. George D. Avery: no children. 
380. Joseph, 6 b. March 2, 1773 (twin) ; d. July 25, 1795, drowned ; 
not m. 

Capt. Joseph Hurlbut m. (1) Nov. 29, 1737, at New London, 
Elizabeth Buttolph (dau. of George Buttolph of Salem, Mass.), b. 
1715 ; d. Nov. 17, 1759, in the 44th year of her age, at New London 
and was bur. there in Old Burying Ground, gravestone. 
Children: 7 (Hurlbut), 4 sons and 3 daus. Not in Christophers line. 

1 . Samuel, bapt. New London, July 22, 1739; d. young, probably. 

2. Sarah, bapt. New London, June 1, 1740. according to History of 
First Church, but Hempstead, p. 365, says she was a dau, of Titus 
Hurlbut. 



1021.] Christophers Family. 1 87 

3 . William, bapt. New London, Aug. 22, 1742 ; m. Lois Real of Ash- 
ford, Ct. 

4. Joseph, bapt. New London, April 1, 1744; d. 1772; m. Mary 
Bolles. 

5. Elizabeth, bapt. New London, March 19, 1749; d. Oct. 4, 1755 ; ''a 
child of Joseph Hurlbut died aged about 6 y." 

6. Ann, bapt. New London, April 20, 1752; d. April 1832; m. Capt. 
John Welch. 

7. George, bapt. New London, Oct. 5, 1755 ; d. May 8, 1783; served 
in Revolutionary War; not m. 

Authorities : 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, pp. 18, 23. 
Hurlbut Family, pp. 28, 50-1, 95-7, 417. 
Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart between pp. 84-5. 
Prentis' New London Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 22, 28. 
History of First Church, New London, pp. 474, 503, 505, 510, 518, 521, 523. 
Chesebrough Genealogy, p. 428. 
Hinm-an's Early Settlers of Connecticut, p. 814. 
Noble Genealogy, p. 39. 
Avery Clan, Vol. I, p. 353. 
Stiles' Ancient Wethersfield, Vol. II, p. 445. 
Hempstead's Diary, pp. 141, 353, 423, 657. 
196. Capt. Thomas 5 Allen (Elizabeth 4 (Christophers) Shack- 
maple, Hon. Capt. Rich'd, 3 Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Sept. 
IO > 1755, at New London, in the Shackmaple House (after- 
wards the Wilson House), on Bradley Street; he was bapt. 
by the Rev. Matthew Graves of St. James P. E. Church, New 
London, Sept. 1755. He was a supercargo in 1775 ; a Justice of 
the Peace on Fisher's Island, which he leased in 1793, and was 
a large land holder. He lived at Mt. Pleasant estate, near 
New London, till 1793, at Fisher's Island, 1793-1812; removed in 
1812 to Pomfret, Ct., and to New London in 1816 and in 1824 re- 
turned to Pomfret ; d. May 16, 1842, at Pomfret, Ct., aged 86 y. 
8 m. 3 d., and was bur. in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London ; m. 
Apr. 23, 1778, at New London, by Rev. Matthew Graves of the P. E. 
Church, Amelia Taber, b. Feb. 11, 1758, at New London; d. Jan. 14, 
1839, aged 79 y., 11 m., 3 d., and was bur. in Cedar Grove Cemetery, 
New London. She was a dau. of Pardon Taber (b. 1720, at Tiver- 
ton, R. I. ; d. Oct. 9, 1813, in 92nd y. of his age) and his wife Eliza- 
beth Harris (b. 1731 ; d. Jan. 22, 1806, in the 77th y. of her age) who 
resided at New London, Ct. 

Children: 12 (Allen), 9 sons and 3 daus., first 4 b. at Mt. Pleasant, 
near New London, 5th at Goshen House, Great Neck, New Lon- 
don, 6th at Cedar Hall, rest at Fisher's Island, 
i. Elizabeth, 6 b. Nov. 20, 1779, 11 A. M., Sat.; d. June 13, 1863, 

at Thompson, Ct. ; not m. 
ii. Thomas, b. June 18, 1781, 5 A. M., Mon. ; d. May 22, 1817, at 

New London ; m. Eunice Johnson, 
iii. Lewis, 6 b. May 2, 1783, 12 M., Fri. ; d. May 3, 1844, at New 

London ; m. Mary Denison Smith, 
iv. William, 6 b. March 13, 1785, 5 A. M.. Sun. ; d. March 20, 1833, 
at Rope Ferry, Ct. ; m. Emily Chandler, b. March 13, 1785 ; d. 
March 20, 1833 ; 7 children. 



1 88 Christophers Family. [April 

v. Frances Taber, 6 b. March 21, 1787, 6 A. M., Wed.; m. Jesse 

Denison Smith. 
vi. Samuel Taber, 6 b. Oct. 11, 1789, 5 A. M., Sun. ; d. Nov. 8, 1806, 

at Fisher's Island was there bur. 
vii. Nathaniel, 6 b. June 23, 1791, 6 A. M., Thurs. ; d. Aug. 5, 1822; 

m. Martha Helen Foster, 
viii. George, 6 b. Sept. 21, 1793, 9 A. M., Sat.; d. Dec. 22, 1844, at 
St. Louis, Mo. ; m. Sarah Burch. 
ix. Amelia, 6 b. July 10, 1795, 7 P. M., Fri. ; d. June 23, 1852, at 

Pomfret, Ct. ; not m. 
x. John, b. May 18, 1797, 8 A. M., Thur. ; d. after April 1824; 

m. Lucy Johnson, 
xi . Henry Nelson. 6 b. May 27, 1799, 6 P. M., Mon. ; d. July 4, 1845 ; 

m. Jane Cellina Foster. 
xii. Pardon Taber, 6 b. July 12, 1802, 9 P. ft!., Mon.; d. July 16, 

1802, at Fisher's Island and was bur. there. 
Authorities: 

Allen Genealogy, by Mrs. Frances M. Soddard, pp. 34 et sequentia. 
Chandler Family pp. 565-5. 
199. Robinson 5 Mum ford (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. 
Rich'd. 3 Hon. Rich'd 2 , Hon. ChristV), b. probably at Fisher's Island; 
he lived in Jamaica, \V. I., in 1773, and removed therefrom to North 
Carolina, where in 1801 dated Aug 15, at Hillsboro, N. C. (i.e. at 
Adams Falls near there) he wrote a letter stating that his mother was 
still living and making her home with him. In 1787 he was living 
near Mocksville, N. C., as his sister Sarah 5 Mumford visited him 
there in that year; m. Feb. 1, 1761, at New London, Sarah Coit, b. 
May (or March) 30, 1744; bapt. June 3, 1744. at New London. She 
was' a dau. of Daniel Coit (see No. 21) (b. Oct. 25, 1698; d. July 19, 
1773; m. Jan. 21, 1742) and his second wife Mehitable Hooker (b. 
Sept. 30, 1706; d. Nov. 17, 1763; dau. of Samuel and Mehitable 
(Hamlin) Hooker of Farmington, Ct.) of New London, Ct. 
Children : 8 (Mumford), 5 sons and 3 daus. 
i. Robinson, 6 b. July 7, 1761. 

ii. Daniel Coit, 6 b. Dec. 5, 1762; d. Aug. 10, 1763. 
iii. Sarah, 6 b. Sept. 14. 1765; d. Dec. 31, 1818 (orb. 1765; d. 1836 
according to Ancestral Records and Portraits, Vol. I, pp. 1887-8) 
at Washington, D. C, gravestone; m. 1780, Pierre (Peter) 
Mallet, b. Nov. 14. 1744; d. Feb. 2. 1805. He was a son of 
Peter Mallet (b. March 31, 1712; d. June 18, 1760) and his 

wife Naomi ? of Fairfield. Ct., and grandson of John and 

Johanna (Lyon) Malet of Fairfield, Ct., and great-grandson of 
David Mallet, the French Huguenot who left France and went 
to England after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. 
Children: 4 (Mallet), 2 sons and 2 daus. 
i. Caroline, 7 m. Carlton Walker and had a dau. Sarah 8 Walker 

who m. E. J. Hall and had a dau. Janet 9 Hall, 
ii. Charles. 7 

iii. Henrietta, 7 m. Hugh Campbell. 

iv. Edward Jones, 7 b. May 1, 1797, at Fayetteville. N. C. : d. Aug. 
20, 1883; m. Sept. 11, 1820, Sarah Fenner (dau. of James and 



192 1.] Christophers Favtily. l8o 

Sarah (Jencks) Fenner), b. May 13, 1797; d. May 17, 1841. 
They had a dau. Sarah Fenner 8 Mallett who m. Stephen States 
Lee. 

iv. James, 8 b. May 17, 1767. 

v. Elizabeth, 6 b. Nov. 8, 1769; d. Dec. 1843, at Fayetteville, N. C, 
and was there bur. in family graveyard, "Richmond Hill," 
Rowan Co., N. C. ; m. (1) Thomas Murly, an Englishman, d. 
about 5 m. after marriage, lost at sea between Wilmnigton, 
N. C, and Charleston, S. C. ; no children. She m. (2) 1 at 
Fayetteville, N. C, Richmond Pearson, b. Aug. 1751, at Dun- 
widdie, Va. ; he lived at Richmond Hill, Rowan (now Davis) 
Co., N. C, and was a planter and Colonel in the Revolutionary 
War; d. June 4, 1834, at Richmond Hill, N. C. 
Children: 6 (Pearson), 4 sons and 2 daus. 

1 . Charles, 7 not m. 

2. Sarah, 7 m. Col. Isaac Croom(?) 

3. Richmond Mumford, 7 b. June 28, 1805; d. Jan. 6, 1878, at 
Winston, N. C. ; m. (1) June 12, 1832, at Knoxville, Tenn., 
Margaret McClurg Williams; m. (2) Williams. 

4. Giles William, 7 b. Feb. 17, 1807; d. April 1, 1847; m. March 
11, 1830, Elizabeth Ellis. 

5 . Eliza, 7 m. William Beatty. 

6. Status, 7 m. Annabel Beatty. 

vi. Mehitable, 6 b. Oct. 13, 1771 ; m. William Broadfoot. 

vii. George, 6 d. Dec. 31, 1818; m. Mehitable Handy of Newport, 

R. I. 
viii. Giles, 6 m. Frances Talbot (probably of New London, Ct.). 

In a letter from Robinson 5 Mumford dated Aug. 15, 1801, at 
Adam's Falls, near Hillsboro, N. C, he mentions the fact that his 
aged mother was, still alive ; but that he and his son George were the 
last of the line of Capt. George Mumford of Fisher's Island and New 
London, Ct. All of his brothers had d. away from home. This letter 
was written by Robinson 5 Mumford to his relatives in Salem, Ct., in 
reply to a letter from them informing him of the death in Salem of 
his brother Caleb 5 Mumford. 
Authorities : 

Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 24.. 

Coit Genealogy, pp. 37-8 70. 

History of First Church, New London, p. 512. 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart between pp. 68-9 and pp. 78, 
142, 158. 

Nets.' London Records, Book III, p. 30. 

Ancestral Records and Portraits (Society Colonial Dames) Vol I pp. 
187-8. 

Miss E. C. Brewster Jones, Brewster Notes (N. Y. Gen. & Bio. Soc.) 
Book No. 7 — information furnished by Miss Mary P. Davis of 
Statesville, N. C, January 2, 1903. 
200. Lydia 5 Mumford (Sarah 4 Christophers, Hon. Capt. Rich'd, 3 
Hon. Rich'd, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. on Fisher's Island, probably; d. 
aged nearly 100, at Calais, Me. ; m. Joseph 5 Christophers, No. 168, 
bapt. Oct. 30, 1748, at New London; he is said to have lived at 
Pownalborough, Me. He was a son of Christopher 4 and Elizabeth 
(Allen) Christophers, of New London, Ct. (see No. 46). 



190 Christophers Family. [April 

Child: 1 (Christophers) dau. 

-f-381. Lydia, 6 b. Dec. 2j, 1775, at Liverpool, Nova Scotia; d. Dec. 

23, 1799, at Wiscasset, Me. ; m. Job Choate, as his first wife, 

see also record No. 336. 

Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, charts between pp. 68-9 and 84-5. 
■ History of First Church, New London, p. 517. 
Choates in America, pp. 62, 116, 215. 
Hempstead's Diary, p. 508. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 
308. Joanna 6 Holt (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, John, 4 Esther, 3 
Lieut. John, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Jan. (or Dec.) 21, 1794, at New 
London, Ct.; d. Oct. 27, 1846, aged 52; m. Feb. 21, 1816 (or 
March, 1816), Jason Allen Rogers, b. May 30, 1790; bapt. April I, 
1802, at New London (his date of birth on his monument is given 
as Dec. 28, 1789); d. April 10, 1881. He was a son of James 
Rogers (b. Oct. 30, 1765; d. Feb. 7, 1835, at East Lyme, Ct.) and 
his wife Mary (Polly) Allen (b. April 22, 1769; dau. of Jason and 
Lydia (Fox) Allen of Montville, Ct.) of New London and Lyme, Ct. 
Children: 5 (Rogers), 4 sons and I dau. 

382. Mary L., 7 b. June 2, 1817; d. June 30, 1859; she was a 
school teacher in New London. 

383. John C., 7 b. Sept. 24, 181.8; d. Dec. 9, 1841, in Mobile, Ala. 

384. James A., 7 b. May 15, 1820; d. Sept. 25, 1868, in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

385. William F., 7 b. June 5, 1824; d. Aug. 18, 1849, m Tuolumne, 
Cal. 

386. George, 7 went to California and became a successful mer- 
chant. 

In this connection see also Records Nos. 361 and 433 to 437, 
inclusive. 
Authorities: 

Holt Genealogy, pp. 237, 242, 255. 

History of First Church, New London, p. 548. 

James Rogers and His Descendants, pp. 209-10, 308. 

History of Montville, Ct., p. 432. 
312. Francis William 6 Holt (Elizabeth 6 Christophers, John, 4 
Esther, 3 Lieut. John, 2 Hon. Christ'r 1 ), b. Jan. 6, 1802, at New 
London; m. Jan. 4, 1832, Jannette Harris. She was a dau. of 

Dyer Harris and his wife Lucinda ? of New London, Ct. 

Children: b (Holt), 4 sons and 2 daus., all b. in New London. 

387. Andrew Harris, 7 b. April 11, 1833; d. April 1, 1854, aged 21 y. 

388. Henry William, 7 b. Sept. 5, 1835; he lived in 1864 in 
Plainfield, 111. 

389. Abby Elizabeth, 7 b. Dec. 5, 1837. 

390. Harriet Jeannette, 7 b. Sept. 1, 1840. 

391. John Christophers, 7 b. July 6, 1842. 

392. Francis Dyer, 7 b. Nov. 18, 1846. 

In this connection see also Records Nos. 365 and 438 to 443, 
inclusive. 
Authorities: 

Holt Genealogy, pp. 242, 255, 272-3. 

( To be continued.) 



192 1.] Society Notes. 191 

SOCIETY NOTES. 



A Regular Meeting of the Society was held on Friday evening, January 14, 
1921, at 8.30 P.M. The meeting was called to order by the President, Clar- 
ence Winthrop Bowen, who made the following announcements from the 
chair : 

The deaths of the following named members have occurred since the last 
meeting of the Society : Joseph Eastman, Annual Member, December 28/ 1920; 
Robert Bowne Suckley, Life Member, January 3, 1921. 

The following members were transferred from the list of annual members 
to that of life members : John Gerald Hilliard, Elizabeth Almy Slade, Wil- 
liam Fellowes Morgan. 

The election of the following Annual Members was announced: Henry 
Joralemon Davenport, proposed by John R. Totten ; Miss La Verne Minniss, 
proposed by John R. Totten ; Rev. George Kemp Ward, proposed by John R. 
Totten; Oliver Jaeger Wells, proposed by Oarence W. Bowen; Arthur Rus- 
sell Wilcox, proposed by Thomas T. Sherman. The election of the following 
Life Members was announced : Mrs. Albert Crane, proposed by John R. Tot- 
ten; Watson B. Dickerman, proposed by Clarence W. Bowen; Edmund Pen- 
fold, proposed by Clarence W. Bowen; Henry Rogers Winthrop, proposed by 
Clarence W. Bowen. 

The presiding officer then introduced the speaker of the evening, William 
Webster Ellsworth, formerly President of the Century Co., who addressed 
the Society on the topic, 'The Ter-Centenary of the Landing of the Pilgrims," 
his lecture being enlivened by stereopticon views. 

At the close of Mr. Ellsworth's lecture John Milton Gardner moved that 
a hearty vote of thanks be extended to the distinguished lecturer of the 
evening for his most interesting and instructive lecture. This motion was 
seconded by both Edward McKinstry Whiting, Esq., and George Riker 
Bishop, both of whom made interesting comments relative to the topic of the 
evening's discourse. 

The meeting then adjourned for refreshments. 

The Annual Meeting of the Society was held at the Society's Hall, at 
8:30 P. M., on February nth, 1921. The President, Clarence Winthrop 
Bowen, in the chair. 

The reports of the various Officers of the Society were read and approved 
and ordered placed on file. 

The Nominating Committee, as represented by Col. Henry Woodward 
Sackett, reported the nominations on the regular ticket of the following 
named gentlemen to fill the office of Trustees of the Society for the term 
1921-1924, and reported also that there was no opposition to the nominations 
submitted. Tellers were appointed by the chair to whom were delivered the 
proxies of members and the ballots cast; after withdrawal to count the same 
the tellers reported that there were 257 proxies and 15 ballots voted for the 
regular ticket, and the President thereupon announced the unanimous election 
of the regular ticket as follows :— Thomas Townsend Sherman, William Ross 
Proctor, Abraham Hatfield, Jr., William Isaac Walker and Tobias Alexander 
Wright. 

Mr. Bowen then addressed the members on the subject of the proposed 
endowment fund for the Society, announcing that up to date the amount 
subscribed amounted to $83,533.00. 

There being no further'business before it the meeting on motion adjourned 
to the librarv for refreshments. 

A Rgular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Society was held on 
Fridav, February 18, 1921, at 4:30 P. M.; it being an adjourned meeting from 
February 15 on account of the lack of a quorum. Present: Messrs. Bowen. 
Dwight, Drowne, Hatfield, Merritt, Mott, Stillwell, Sherman, Totten, Walker, 
Welch and Wright. Mr. Bowen, the President, in the chair. 



jQ2 Latimer Genealogy — Editorial Statement, Queries. [April 

The chair announced the election of the following Annual Members : — 
Cornelius Eldert, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Mrs. Ralph Bart- 
lett Goddard, proposed by Henry Snyder Kissam; Myles Hemenway, pro- 
posed by John R. Totten; Mrs. Barend Van Gerbig, proposed by John R. 
Totten; Jules S. Bache and Joseph L. Seligman, both proposed by Clarence 
Winthrop Bowen; and the following Life Members '.—Walter Winston Price, 
Miss Amabel Mayo-Smith and Mrs. James A. Scrymser, all proposed by 
Clarence Winthrop Bowen; transferred from Annual to Life Membership, 
Mrs. Abbie M. Fitch-Andrews, Harry -Bates Thayer; transferred to list of 
Perpetual Membership. — John Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and 
Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson. 

The Board then proceeded to the election of officers and committees of 
the Society for the year 1921-2. The election resulted in the continuation in 
office of the then present incumbents of the various offices for the ensuing 
year and the re-election of all existing committees, and the re-election of the 
then Corresponding Members for the year 1921-2. 

The Board then adjourned to await the call of the Secretary. 



LATIMER GENEALOGY— EDITORIAL STATEMENT. 



Owing to regrettable forgetfulness occasioned by stress of editorial work 
thrown on the subscriber by the temporary disability of the official editor of 
this publication, the article on the Latimer family in the form in which it 
appeared in the January, 1921, issue of the Record, was published as the work 
of Col. C. D. Parkhurst. The article as submitted to us for publication (at my 
request) was not in the form as published. The original article was editorially 
revised by me about a year ago and submitted to Col. Parkhurst for approval. 
He refused to approve the article as revised and objected to the use of his 
name as its author in form as published. The correspondence on the subject 
terminated last Spring (1920). In preparing the matter for the January, 1921, 
Record, this article was found there laid out for publication and in the 
crowded condition of Society work at the end of the year the objection of Col. 
Parkhurst to the use of his name as the author of this article in its published 
form was inexcusably forgotten and the article was published over his name. 
We fully sympathize with Col. Parkhurst in his objection to the use of his name 
and hasten to express our regret that such error should have occurred; and at 
the same time we desire to state that we assume all responsibility for the 
authorship of the article as it appeared, feeling confident that such portions 
as were contributed by Col. Parkhurst are above criticism, and hoping that 
such portion as were added by us may prove of some value. 

John R. Totten, Editor. 



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Information Wanted as to the parentage of the following: 
Bottom, Jairus, who married Sarah Decker and had as 9th child LaFayette, 
born 1824, probably in Oneida or Onondaga Co., N .Y. Name originally 
Longbottum. 



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Corwin, Patience, who married, 1725, Josiah Vail of Southold, L. I. 

Decker, Sarah, who married Jairus Bottum. 

Lytle, Samuel, born about 1795, Argyle, Washington Co., N. Y., soldier 1812, 
who married Sally Root between 1824-40 and had as 4th child Charles 
Emmett Lytle, born 1850. 

Root, Sally, born about 1808, married Samuel Lytle. She had a brother Dr. 
Root; both settled in Canton, N. Y., now Memphis. 

Selleck, Jemima, born about 1793, married 1815 Daniel Armstrong, probably 
in Onondaga Co., N. Y. 

Smith, Jeremiah, who married Elizabeth ( ?) and had daughter Eliza- 
beth, born 1746 in Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y. 

Charles W. Lytle, 223 Pierce Hall H. U., Cambridge, Mass. 



BOOK REVIE WS. 
By John R. Totten. 

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Valentine's Manual of Old New York, No. 5, New Series, 1921. Edited 
by Henry Collins Brown. Published by Valentine's Manual, Inc., No. 15 
East 40th Street, N. Y. City. Octavo, cloth, pp. 271, including name index 
and index of plates, profusely illustrated in color and black and white. Price, 
cloth, $7.50; half morocco, $15.00; full morocco, $25.00. 

It is pleasing to see strong evidence of life and vigor in this valuable 
series of publications, which holds out promise that its life may continue into 
the distant future. The remarkable collection of reproductions of rare litho- 
graphs, old prints, engravings and photographs contained in this number (96 
plates in color and 4 large colored folding supplements) have never been 
excelled for beauty and interest in any previous number. Recommended to 
all general reference and historical libraries and to the libraries of those 
interested in old New York City. 

Sons of Liberty, a story of the Life and Times of Paul Revere, by Wal- 
ter A. Dyer. Octavo, cloth, pp. 436, illustrated. Henry Holt & Co., Pub- 
lishers, 19 West 44th Street, N. Y. City. Price, $1.75. 

This volume is a novel based upon American history, and is in Mr. Dyer's 
best style. While not of genealogical value, it takes one back to the times 
of the Revolution and refreshes one's mind in a pleasing manner as to the 
stirring events of that period in and about Boston. 

George Rowland Howe, 1847-1917, A Son's Tribute. The record of a 
useful life and some genealogical notes, by Herbert Barber Howe, P. O. Box 



Jqa Book Reviews. [April 

554, Mount Kisco, N. Y. Octavo, cloth, pp. 160, with frontispiece portrait of 
George Rowland Howe. 

A complete biographical record of a representative man of his day. The 
work gives valuable genealogical information concerning seven generations of 
the How-Howe family, and also notes concerning the Moffat-Little family 
of Little Britain, Orange Co., N. Y., the Barber-Jenkins family of Nantucket, 
Mass., and of Hudson, Columbia Co., N. Y., and the Barber-Eno family of 
Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y. 

A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, Being the Ancestry of Andrew Chauncey 
Munsey and Mary Jane Merritt Hopkins, the Parents of Frank A. Munsey 
and his brother and sisters, by D. O. S. Lowell, A.M., M.D., Litt.D. Octavo, 
cloth, 1920, pp. 216, including name index and enriched by an elaborate ances- 
tral chart. Privately printed, not on public sale. Address : Frank Andrew 
Munsey, No. 280 Broadway, N. Y. City. 

This excellent volume was compiled for Mr. Munsey by Mr. Lowell, the 
Head Master of Roxbury Latin School. It is rendered further valuable by 
a preface by Mr. Munsey himself, wherein he sets forth the raison d'etre 
(from his viewpoint) of the volume. The work is essentially a pedigree 
volume showing the various blood lines merging in the veins of Mr. Munsey. 
It is, however, of general genealogical interest on account of the original 
material contained therein. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the Ameri- 
can Colonies, Vol. I. Zurich, 1734-1744, from the Archives of Switzerland, 
by Albert Bernhardt Faust, A.B., Ph.D. Royal octavo, cloth, pp. '122, includ- 
ing name index; illustrated with several fac-simile reproductions from the 
original records. Published by the National Genealogical Society, No. 905 
Massachusetts Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. Price, $6.00. Address : pub- 
lisher. 

A most valuable contribution to standard genealogical literature. We are 
pleased to learn that this issue is to be followed by a second volume of 
similar import, as culled from the archives at Berne. This volume bears the 
same relation to Switzerland that Hotten's Lists of Emigrants bears to Eng- 
land. Recommend'ed to all genealogical libraries. 

The Erskine Family of Bristol, Maine, by Frank Ernest Woodward 
of Wellesley Hills, Mass., 1920. Octavo, paper, pp. 31, not indexed. Edition 
of only 60 copies for sale. Price, $2.00. Address : author. 

This excellently constructed genealogical essay is a record of Alexander 
Erskine, the immigrant ancestor, of Maine, and his descendants to the fourth 
generation. To this has been added! a sketch of Ninon Erskine (brother of 
Alexander) and his descendants to the third generation. Well done, recom- 
mended to all genealogical libraries. 

Poetic Productions of My Old Age, by James T. Huffmaster, of No. 
2420 Avenue L, Galveston, Tex. Octavo, paper, pp. 55, with frontispiece por- 
trait of author. No price stated. 

The theme of these verses is the recording of family genealogical data 
and while pleasing in its manner of presentation is lacking in that exact infor- 
mation which goes to make up accurate genealogy. 

A Family History in Letters and Documents, 1667-1837, Concerning 
the Forefathers of Winthrop Sargent Gilman and his wife Abia Swift Lip- 
pincott. Edited with notes by their daughter, Mrs. Charles P. Noyes. Vol- 
umes I and II, pp. 692, with name index, with 21 illustrations of family 
interest. Privately printed, 1919. Address : Mrs. Charles P. Noyes, No. 89 
Virginia Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. 

As Mrs. Noyes informs us, this most interesting and valuable collection 
of family letters, running from 17,14 to 1839, was published entirely for the 
edification of the descendants of her father, Winthrop Sargent Gilman of 
New York. As the editor of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review so 
aptly states, this work is more than a. history of the Gilman Family, it 
throws an intimate side light upon the political affairs, the religious move- 
ments and the financial problems that were encountered during the 170 years 
that are covered by the work. There is no attempt to give extended genea- 



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logical data concerning the Gilman family in general, but incidentally the 
genealogy of the family has been enriched by the publication. Such works 
are of great sentimental as well as practical value to the succeeding genera- 
tions of families that are so fortunate as to secure and perpetuate by publi- 
cation epistolary chronicles of such value. To the editor we desire to express 
our admiring sense of appreciation of her sound and correct estimate of the 
value of such a series of family letters that she has thus given by publication 
to her family and the public. 

The Records of Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Vol. II Parish 
Register, 1766-1916. Edited by Helen Wilkinson Reynolds, Corresponding 
Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Royal 
octavo, pp. 399. Privately printed, limited edition of 58 copies, not on public 
sale. For particulars address compiler, No. 34 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., who has charge of the distribution of the edition for the parish. 

Volume I of this work was published in 191 1, and we took pleasure in 
reviewing it in the April, 191 1, issue of this publication. This first volume, 
which dealt entirely with the history of this parish, was a work reflecting the 
greatest credit on the author, Miss Reynolds; and we were most emphatic in 
our praise of the statistical and literary merit of the work; and then urged 
upon the parish to render even more complete such an excellent effort by 
giving to the public a second volume in which should be embodied the vital 
records of the parish. This has now been accomplished in Volume II, which 
we have before us; and moreover has been well done — and, in the name of the 
genealogical public we tender our thanks to the governing body of the parish 
for the production of a standard publication which will be of great benefit 
to the present and future generations. To the compiler we tender our con- 
gratulations upon the commendable completion of a work which will per- 
petuate her name in connection with that of Christ Church parish into the 
vague and indefinite future. 

We note with considerable surprise and equal regret that the edition of 
this second volume is limited to 58 copies. Such limitation to the issue of 
such a valuable book of reference we deem a serious error, which, if the type 
is as yet not distributed, should be at once remedied by an enlargement of 
the edition. We assume that the edition of the first volume exceeded 58 copies; 
and it would certainly seem that those who subscribed to the first volume of 
the work should have a chance to secure the second and completing volume 
of the set. We feel confident that the libraries of this country would absorb 
without delay an edition of 150 copies and thus give access to people all over 
the United States to the information contained therein. 

The action of the wardens and vestry of Christ Church, evidently sup- 
ported by the broad minded attitude of the Rector, Alexander Griswold Cum- 
mins, A.M., Litt.D., — -in thus publishing the vital records of their parish — is 
so at variance with the stand taken by the majority of Protestant Episcopal 
Church bodies and their incumbent rectors, that we cannot forbear to com- 
mend the action of Christ Church and by implication condemn the strange 
inactivity of other important Episcopal parishes in not having long ago per- 
formed a similar service for the benefit of their past and present members 
and their descendants. There exists in the minds of a majority of the gov- 
erning bodies of Episcopal churches a mistaken, and we may also perhaps 
say absurd, idea that the vital records of their churches are private family 
matters in which the general public has no right nor interest. Such attitude 
when maintained — as is too often the case — -is sure to reap the unfavorable 
criticism of those broad and proper minded commentators who, with reason, 
regard such vita! records as part and a parcel of the essentially public records 
of each such community, and which, wherever opportunity presents itself, 
should be made the most important feature of the published records of each 
parish. We may confidently say, with all due deference and respect to the 
narrative history of a parish, that the parishioners of the past and present 
have been and are the parish itself, and that the vital facts concerning them 
and theirs when made part of the published history of the parish will do more 
to create interest in the parish itself than any mere narrative history can 
ever do. However regretful the fact may be, people away from a locality 



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take very little interest in the narrative history of its local church bodies. 
But, if these histories contain the vital records of such churches, then out 
of interest in the individuals therein mentioned the general public is induced 
to take an interest in the church history, in order to inform themselves as 
to the general life of the church body to which their forbears belonged. 

The State of New York is so barren of published vital records that we 
cannot restrain our enthusiasm when sporadic evidence of life in this direc- 
tion springs into existence for our encouragement. Christ Church, Pough- 
keepsie, has set an excellent example which we pray may be followed soon 
and often. 

We suggest promptness on the part of the leading genealogical libraries 
of this country to secure this volume which will soon be non-obtainable. 

The Devon Carys, by Fairfax Harrison, Belvoir, Fauquier County, Va. 
Octavo, cloth, 2 vols., pp. 715, with 42 full page illustrations of family interest, 
including 9 pedigree charts illustrative of the text. Copyrighted 1920. Pri- 
vately printed by the De Vinne Press, New York. 

This notable work is dedicated "To Captain Lionel Cary, R.N., of Tor 
Abbey, in appreciation of two centuries of courtesy by his house to their 
Virginia Kinsmen." Chapter XXI (pp. 564-669, inc.) is devoted to an ex- 
haustive narrative sketch of Miles Cary (1623-1667), the emigrant to Vir- 
ginia, who was the progenitor of the Virginia Cary family. The rest of the 
work consists of the English history of the family, which thus forms a 
background for the more modern annals of the American branch. 

The volumes are essentially the English chronicles of this noted Norman 
family "whose outstanding quality is Celtic," as is shown by consistent loyalty 
to lost causes. The pedigree charts which appear are essentially only illus- 
trative of the text, and while accurate as to facts set forth, yet are but 
sketchy and in no way detailed or exhaustive. The genealogical information 
is subordinate and incidental, but none the less of great value. 

Mr. Harrison's contribution to family history literature is evidently a 
labor of love, and at the same time a most valuable and masterly literary 
essay giving every evidence of historical and biographical accuracy. The 
Virginia family of Cary are certainly to be congratulated upon the appear- 
ance of this word picture of 'the English background of their family history. 
Recommended to all genealogical and biographical libraries. 

Recollections of the Revolution and Empire, from the French of the 
"Journal d'une Femme de Cinquante Ans," by La Marquise de la Tour du 
Pin, edited and translated by Walter Geer. 

In our review of this most interesting work in the January, 1921, issue 
of this publication, on account of erroneous information given to us by the 
publisher's clerk, we quoted the price of the volume incorrectly. The price 
of the volume is $6.00. 

Colonial Families of the United States of America, Vol. VII. Edited 
by Nelson Osgood Rhoades. Royal octavo, pp. 612, including exhaustive name 
index and also pedigree indexes of the preceding 6 volumes. Edited by 
Nelson Osgood Rhoades, 1208 Merchants National Bank Bldg., Los Angeles, 
Cal. 1920. Price, $15.00. Address Editor. 

By the untimely death of George Norbury Mackenzie on February 11,1 
1919, the ever growing group of genealogical students and writers sustained 
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was a reasonable fear that the excellent work that he had originated and 
carried on in the "Colonial Families" series would then and there terminate. 
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present Editor. We are informed that Volumes VIII, IX and X of this 
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A personal friendship with, and a recognition of the vigor, mental qualifi- 
cations and business acumen of the present Editor, Nelson Osgood Rhoades, 
convinces us that the continuation of this monumental work of Mackenzie 
could not have fallen into better hands, and that the future history of this 
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Illustration: Portrait of Levi Parsons Morton Frontispiece 

i. Levi Parsons Morton. Contributed by John R. Totten . . . .197 

2. John Robinson of Oyster Bay. Contributed by Doane Robinson . . 201 

3. Dunning Family. Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker, (Mrs. 

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LEVI PARSONS MORTON. 



Contributed by John R. Totten. 



The Hon. Levi Parsons Morton, a Life Member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, died at his home 
"Ellerslie," Rhinebeck, X. Y., May 16, 1920, on his 96th birthday. 
He was born at Shoreham, Yt., May 16, 1824. 

Within the limits of available space it is not possible to ade- 
quately sketch the life of this distinguished man. In the successive 
periods of his career, Mr. Morton stood out so prominently from 
amongst his peers, — first in the mercantile and financial affairs 
of his country and of England; later in the legislative branch of 
the United States government ; followed by distinguished service 
in the Diplomatic Corps of his country ; and successfully crowning a 
more than full public life by his dignified and acceptable service as 
Yice-President of the United States : — that in an article of this char- 
acter we may simply dwell chronologically upon the order of the 
salient episodes that went to make up the now closed volume of 
his life. 

Primarily it is gratifying to note in these days of unrest that 
Mr. Morton was by birth and remote ancestry of unquestioned 
Pilgrim and Colonial American lineage. 

He was the son of the Rev. Daniel Oliver Morton by his wife, 
Lucretia Parsons. On his father's side he was a direct descendant 
of the immigrant ancestors George and Juliana (Carpenter) Mor- 
ton, of York, Eng., and Leyden, Holland. George Morton was 
the financial agent of the Mayflower Pilgrims, and came over to 
this country on the ship Ann, arriving at Plymouth, Mass., in 1623. 

His son, John Morton, who m. Lettice '?, settled in Middleboro, 

Mass., and was the first delegate to represent Middleboro to the 
General Court at Plymouth ; his descendants have resided in 
Plymouth up to the present time. His son, John Morton m. (as 
his second wife) Mary Ring. His son, Ebenezer Morton m. Mercy 
Foster. His son, Ebenezer Foster m. Mrs. Sarah Cobb. His son, 
Livy Morton m. Hannah Dailey. His son, Daniel Oliver Morton 
m. Lucretia Parsons and had amongst other children Levi Parsons 



198 Levi Parsons Morton. [July 

Morton, the subject of this sketch. By the marriage of John Mor- 
ton (of the 3rd generation) with Mary Ring, the blood of Stephen 
Hopkins, the Mayflower Pilgrim, was mingled with the Morton 
strain. 

On his mother's side he was descended from Cornet Joseph 
Parsons, the immigrant ancestor, by his wife Mary Bliss. This 
Joseph Parsons came over to this country about 1630 and was 
associated with William Pynchon, witnessing on July 15, 1636, the 
deed of lands at Springfield, Mass., from the Indians to Pynchon 
and others. He was of Springfield, Mass., in 1645, an d on November 
jo, 1646. he married Mary Bliss, daughter of Thomas and Mar- 
garet (Lawrence) Bliss of Hartford, Conn.; he removed later to 
Northampton, Mass., where on May 1, 1655, was born his son, 
Ebenezer, said to have been the first white child born in that town. 
In 1679 ne returned to Springfield, Mass., where he spent the re- 
mainder of his days. His son, Joseph Parsons m. Elizabeth Strong; 
his son, Ebenezer Parsons m. Mercy Stebbins ; his son, Benjamin 
Parsons m. Rebecca Sheldon ; his son, Justin Parsons m. Electa 
Frairy, and their daughter Lucretia Parsons m. Daniel Oliver Mor- 
ton. 

Mr. Morton married first on October 15, 1856, at Flatlands, 
Long Island, N. Y., (ceremony performed by the Rev. Charles 
Brickett Haddock, D.D.) Lucy Young Kimball, born July 22, 1836, 
who died July II, 1871. She was a daughter of Elijah Huntington 
Kimball (born Oct. 19, 1S01. at Sharon, Vt. ; died , 1882; mar- 
ried May 10, 1830), and his second wife, Sarah Wetmore Hins- 
dale (born June 1, 1S05, at Middletown, Ct. ; d. , 1876, at 

■Washington, D. C.) By this his first marriage Mr. Morton had 
no children. The first Mrs. Morton was also of Mayflower stock, 
having been a direct descendant of Elder William Brewster, and 
by this descent through successive generations allied by blood to the 
best American Colonial families in Connecticut. Mr. Morton mar- 
ried a second time Feb. 12, 1873, Anna Livingston Read Street, born 
May 18. 1S46, who died August 14, 1918. She was a daughter of 
William Ingraham Street, by his wife Sarah Kearney. She was a 
granddaughter of Gen. Randall S. Street by his wife Cornelia Bill- 
ings. Cornelia Billings was a daughter of Maj. Andrew Billings, 
a distinguished officer of the Revolutionary War, whose wife was 
Cornelia Livingston a daughter of James and Judith (Newcomb) 
Livingston. This James Livingston was a son of Gilbert and Cor- 
nelia (Beekman) Livingston, and a grandson of Robert Livingston 
(1654- 1 728), first lord of the Manor of Livingston, member of 
the New York Colonial Assembly 171 1, 1716-1725, and Speaker of 
this Assembly in 1718; and whose wife was Alida, widow of the 
Rev. Nicholas Van Rensselaer and the daughter of Capt. Philip 
Pietersen Schuyler. 

William Ingraham Street, the father of Mr. Morton's second 
wife, was descended from the Rev. Nicholas Street (son of Nicholas 
Street, Jr.. gentleman, and his wife Susannah Gilbert of Bridge- 
water. Eng.). who was baptized at Bridgewater, Eng., Jan. 29, 



IQ2I.] Levi Parsons Morton. I 99 

1603; graduated at Oxford University, 1624-5; 0I Taunton, Mass., 
in 1637, and of New Haven, Ct., in 1656. His line of descent pass- 
ing through the Rev. Samuel Street, Harvard College 1664, who 
was for 42 years Pastor of the Church at Wallingford, Ct. Susan 
Kearney, the mother of Mr. Morton's second wife, was also de- 
scended from Robert Livingston, the first lord of the Manor of Liv- 
ingston. 

By his second marriage Mr. Morton had the following children : 

1. Edith Livingston, b. June 20, 1874, at Newport, R. I., who m. 
William Corcoran Eustis, and resides in Washington, D. C. 

2. Lena Kearney, b. May 20, 1875, at Newport, R. I. ; d. June 10, 
1904. 

3. Helen Stuyvesant, b. Aug. 2, 1876; m. in 1902, at St. Mary's 
Church, London, Eng., Comte Boson de Perigord. 

4. Lewis Parsons, b. Sept. 21, 1877, at London, Eng.; d. there 
Jan. 10, 1878. 

5. Alice, b. Mar. 23, 1879; d. June 19, 1917; m. Winthrop Ruther- 
furd. 

6. Mary, b. June 11, 1881, at New York City. 

We thus see that Levi Parsons Morton was, by inheritance, of 
the best American earliest Colonial New England stock; and that 
by both of his marriages he allied himself with equally distinguished 
strains of Pilgrim and early colonial New York blood. Therefore 
in his children we have an intermingling of such strains as go large- 
ly to make up what we are justified now in regarding as pure 
American blood. We dwell largely upon this matter now in these 
days when our country is threatened with an invasion of alien 
bloods, that will render in time Colonial American ancestry the true 
aristocracy of this land. 

He was educated at Shoreham Academy and from 1838 to 1840, 
was employed in a country store in Enfield, Mass.; 1840-1, he 
taught school in Boscawen, N. H., and was a clerk in the general 
store of W. W. Esterbrook in Concord, N. H. In 1842 he was 
given charge of a branch store in Hanover, N. H. Upon the failure 
of Mr. Esterbrook, he became a clerk in the employ of Mr. Beebe 
of New York, and in 1845 on reaching his majority he bought out 
Mr. Beebe's interest and carried on the dry goods business in his 
own name. In 1849 ne removed to Boston to enter into partner- 
ship with Mr. Beebe in the dry goods trade under the firm name 
of Beebe, Morton and Co. ; this house was then one of the lead- 
ing ones in Boston. The next year the firm opened a branch house 
in New York City with Mr. Morton as the resident partner and 
manager. He withdrew from this January 1, 1854, to form the 
dry goods commission house of Morton and Grinnell, which firm 
went into liquidation in 1861. In 1862 he established the banking 
house of Levi P. Morton & Co., in New York with Charles Mc- 
Cune as a partner and when Mr. McCune retired in 1863, Mr. 
Morton established the London house of Morton, Burns and Co. 



200 Levi Parsons Morton, [July 

In 1868, George Bliss became a member of the New York house, 
the firm name being changed to Morton, Bliss and Co., and Sir 
John Rose entered the London branch of the business which was 
known as Morton, Rose & Co. Sir John Rose was formerly the 
Minister of Finance of Canada. It was through this firm that the 
U. S. Government paid Great Britain the Halifax fishery award of 
$5,500,000. This firm was conspicuous for its sale of a large block 
of New York Central Railroad stock, belonging to Cornelius Van- 
derbilt, to English purchasers. The firm of Morton, Bliss & Co., 
headed the syndicate formed to fund the U. S. National debt in 
1896. In 1899, this firm went into voluntary liquidation and was 
succeeded by the Morton Trust Co. 

Mr. Morton early evinced an interest in public affairs. He was 
a Republican in his political affiliations and not until 1876 did he 
enter actively into political life. In this year he was without his 
knowledge nominated for Congress and although unsuccessful in 
the election, he greatly reduced the normal Democratic majority of 
his district. In 1878 he was appointed by President Hayes Hon- 
orary Commissioner to the Paris Exposition and in the autumn of 
that same year he was again nominated for Congress and was elected 
a member of the 46th Congress by a majority of 6,000 over his 
democratic adversary. In 1880 he declined the Republican nom- 
ination for Vice-President. He was re-elected to the 47th Congress 
in 1880 and in 1881 he was offered the position of Secretary of 
the Navy in Garfield's Cabinet which office he declined, and he was 
then by President Garfield appointed Minister Plenipotentiary and 
Envoy Extraordinary of the United States to the French Republic. 
This post he filled with marked ability and satisfaction to the Re- 
publican administration until 1885, when shortly after Mr. Cleve- 
land's election to the Presidency he returned to New York. In 
1888 he was elected as Vice-President of the United States serving 
under Benjamin Harrison as President and served as presiding 
officer of the United States Senate with great fairness and to the 
satisfaction of both political parties during a period of strong po- 
litical antagonism. In 1894 he was elected Governor of the State 
of New York, defeating David B. Hill his democratic opponent. 
Upon the close of his term of office in 1896 he retired from politics 
and from public life, giving all of his time to his banking interests 
and to beautifying his country estate "Ellerslie," at Rhinebeck-on- 
Hudson, N. Y., where he was much interested in scientific stock 
raising. 

For many years and latterly on account of the increasing infirmi- 
ties of age, Mr. Morton led a retired life wholly withdrawn from 
the public eye, reaching the great age of 96 years before he was 
called upon to answer his final earthly roll-call. 

Mr. Morton became an Annual Member of our Society in 1888 
and a Life Member thereof in 1903. He was always interested in 
the ambitions of the Society and gave much material aid in enabling 
it to realize those ambitions. 



1921.] John Robinson of Oyster Bay. 201 

JOHN ROBINSON OF OYSTER BAY.* 



Contributed by Doane Robinson,! 

Secretary and Superintendent, Department of History, State of South Dakota. 



Whence he came I know not, but on Oct. 2, 1675, John Robin- 
son of Oyster Bay, Long Island, signed his name as a witness 
to a deed made by "John seman" of Hempstead, to "Henry willits" 
of Oyster Bay. (1 > Thereafter his name appears frequently in the 
records of Oyster Bay, Huntington and Hempstead. From testi- 
mony he gave in the court at Huntington several years later, he was 
at this time (1675), barely 21 years of age. (2) It is likely he came 
to Oyster Bay from the region about Lynn, Massachusetts/ 3 * but 
he may have been an immigrant direct from England. 

The next year, Dec. 9, 1676, the town of Oyster Bay granted to 
"John Robinson Jonyer a half acre of land joining on one side to 
John whittecars land and fronting to ye highways yt goes to the 
waterside with rrree commonage rfor two cowes and one hors and 
timbar suffitiant ffor his youse on his trade." This lot was on what 
is now South Street, near where the railroad ends. (4) 

On Jan. 22, 1677, John Robinson, of Oyster Bay, bought of 
Thomas Hicks of Cornbury Neck "a whole alottment of land lying 
& being on Madnans Neck * * in Number thirtie five & one." This 
land was located upon what is now known as Great Neck, in Hemp- 
stead; but its exact location I have not been able to determine. (5) 

May 2, 1677, the town of Oyster Bay granted to "John Robi- 
son," ten acres of land at the Cold Spring, near the head of the 
cove and he was given the right to build mills upon the stream. 
Likewise he was given commonage "for timbar and grassing. (6) The 
stream at Cold Spring is the boundry between Oyster Bay and 
Huntington townships and consequently Oyster Bay did not have 
full control of the millright ; but on Oct. 23, 1680, the town of 
Huntington granted "John Robyson Juynor of Oysterbay our right 
of the streme at Cold Spring to put up a corn mill and a saw mill." (7) 

Before Oct. 7, 1681, he had built a house at the Cold Spring, 
about upon the ground where the State Fish Hatchery now stands/ 8 * 
and was living there with his wife Jeane and his eldest child Joseph, 
then an infant. There is no evidence that he had begun the erection 
of a mill. Upon the night of the 7th they were greatly annoyed by 
a party of four drunken Indians who threatened their lives and 
violently disarmed them, so they were compelled to go in the night- 
time across the hills, a distance of three miles, to Huntington, for 
protection. It was really a most dramatic and terrifying affair, 



* Explanatory notes of reference marked with superior numbers, thus 
(1) will be found following the subject matter of the article. 

t Doane Robinson is a descendant of John Robinson of Oyster Bay, by 
the following line: (1) John of Oyster Bay; (2) Capt. Robert of Brook- 
haven; (3) Robert, Jr., of Chester; (4) Jonah of Wantage; (5) Jonah of 
Gallia Co., Ohio; (6) George McCook of Lyon Co., Minnesota; (7) Doane 
of Pierre, South Dakota. 



202 John Robinson of Oyster Bay. [July 

the story being told in detail by both John and Jeane, upon oath, 
in the court at Huntington, upon Oct. ioth. Briefly, an Indian 
named Pauwas had brought his gun to John to be restocked, agree- 
ing that the gun should be held until the bill was paid. Pauwas 
came for the gun on the evening of Oct. 7th and he was accom- 
panied by Tom and two other Indians. Tom also had a gun which 
he had left in the possession of John for repairs upon similar terms. 
The four Indians forcibly possessed themselves of these two guns 
and likewise took John's own weapon, leaving him helpless ; they 
then looked about for other spoil and finding a barrel of rum, they 
drew and drank until they were ready for any sort of mischief. 
John locked himself and family in the bed room, but the mis- 
creants broke down the door and seized Jeane, when they found a 
small cask of liquor and giving their attention to this, the family 
escaped through a rear door; when they returned to their home 
next day they found things pretty badly disturbed and their small 
stock of silver had been carried off. They each testified they were 
27 years of age at this time, which would make their birth year 
1654. W 

Life at Cold Spring appears to have been too strenuous for the 
young couple, for on November 26, 1681, only a few weeks after 
the Indian affair, the town of Oyster Bay granted "John Robinson 
Joyner five acres of commonland lying betwene Joseph Ludlams 
land and Adam wrights and Joseph Ludlams swomp fronting to ye 
highwaye at ye north end and Tho. Townsends lands at South end," 
in consideration of which John surrendered all previous grants made 
him by the town ; that is, he gave up the half acre lot on north 
South Street and the ten acres and mill privilege at Cold Spring. (10 > 

It will be noted that thus far John has been designated as 
"Jonyer," "Juynor," and "Joyner." These designations were given 
me in transcripts of the records in each case as "Jr." If he really 
was John Robinson, Jr., then references to John Robinson, in the 
records were presumably to a John Robinson, Sr., and perhaps the 
father of our John. I was seriously mislead by this assumption ; 
but a careful examination of the original entries which I made in 
August, 1920, convinced me that all of these designations were 
intended to be to one John Robinson, joiner, in reference to his 
trade ; for there are many evidences that he was a wood worker. 

From the date of this last grant forward until Dec. 17, 1689, 
he continued to live upon this tract, which lies on the easterly side 
of South Street at approximately the north side of Main Street, 
in the very heart of the village of Oyster Bay. (11) 

In 1685 he owned 100 acres of land in Hempstead, which per- 
haps was "the whole alottment" purchased of Thomas Hicks in 
i677. (12) He seemed to have had a continuing interest in Hemp- 
stead, for on April 11, 1687, he entered additional land "in the 
pattent charge" in Hempstead. (13) This was presumably the tract 
that afterward became his homestead at Success Lake. 

Until Dec. 17, 1689, his name appears frequently in the Oyster 
Bay record; but on June II, 1690, he sold the Oyster Bay place 



192 1.] John Robinson of Oyster Bay. 2O3 

to John Newman and in the deed recited "I John Robinson, of 
Great Sucksess in ye bounds of Hempstead in Queens county on 
Long Island in ye Colony of New Yorke," and described "one 
lott or peese of Land Lying & being in Oysterbay * * whereon my 
house now Standeth And lyeth between Edward Whites Land & 
John Dewsburyes Swamp ffronting on the street at ye North end 
& Thomas Townsends Land at ye South." In this deed he recites 
that he has made delivery "by Turfe & Twigg." It will be seen 
this is the same tract granted him by the town when he returned 
from the Cold Spring experience/ 14 ) 

John had now arrived at the age of 36 years, and a year later he 
was chosen to represent Queens County in the provincial legislature 
which met in New York City on April 9, 169 1. This is generally 
known as the first provincial legislature, but in fact two previous 
assemblies had been held/ 15 ) 

It was a most unhappy time. The administration of the 
tyrannical Andros had been thrown off contemporaneously with 
the revolution in England, and among the late acts of King James 
prior to his abdication was the appointment of Nicholson as Lieu- 
tenant Governor of New York ; and very soon after learning of the 
abdication of the King, Nicholson followed the example of his 
royal master and deserted his post. Jacob Leisler had in the absence 
of royal authority constituted himself sort of dictator of the affairs 
of the province during a biennium ending March 19, 1691, when 
Henry Sloughter arrived in New York from England with a royal 
commission from William and Mary and assumed the reins of gov- 
ernment. His first official act was to call a popular assembly which 
as stated, convened on April 9th, 21 days after Sloughter's ar- 
rival/ 16 ) 

Conditions could scarcely have been more distressing. The 
French and Indian War was on, and the frontier at Albany was fear- 
fully exposed, and protection must be afforded both for the safety 
of life and the preservation of trade with the natives, upon which 
many citizens were dependent ; the province was deeply in debt, 
without credit and with the slimmest of revenues ; what little com- 
merce remained was the prey of privateers and pirates. 

Queens County was strongly Quaker in religious affiliation, and 
so two members of that order, John Bound and Nathaniel Pear- 
sail, were sent up to represent the county ; but they refused to take 
the oath, and so were dismissed, and a new warrant of election 
issued/ 17 ) On April 14, the sheriff of Queens county reported that 
Daniel Whitehead and John Tredwell had been chosen to the va- 
cancies/ 18 ) However, when Tredwell reached New York, he was 
promptly arrested upon some charge not stated in the record, and 
not permitted to appear to qualify in the assembly/ 19 ) The legis- 
lature professed great indignation at this breech of legislative priv- 
ilege, and forthwith summoned the officer making the arrest before 
the bar of the House to answer for the contempt ; but when he ap- 
peared and made his answer, the House found: "We do find that 
the allegations charged upon him to be of such a scandalous nature 



20A John Robinson of Oyster Bay, [July 

that he cannot be capable to serve as a member of this House." (2o) 
So he was dismissed and a new warrant of election was issued, 
which resulted in the choice of John Robinson, and he appeared 
and qualified on April 2i. (21) Robinson and Tredwell were next 
door neighbors at Success Lake. (22) The Tredwells then and still 
are, among the most respected families of Hempstead. (23) What was 
charged against John Tredwell cannot now be ascertained. 

Thus it will be seen that the legislature was fully organized, 
its committees appointed and its work progressing before John 
Robinson became a member of that body. His course there is an 
interesting study. In the early days he was complimented with 
purely perfunctory committee assignments ; but gradually he grew 
upon the body and was given more responsible work, until before 
the end of his term he was chairman of the most important com- 
mittees of the House. The journal from Sept. 14, to Nov. 10, 1692, 
is lost and his full record cannot be known. 

His first important place was upon a committee to provide for 
a levy of 150 men and their maintenance to defend the Albany fron- 
tier. (24) It was a perplexing problem under all of the conditions. 
The entries are too meagre to determine the details, but the pro- 
vision was made. 

There was extreme jealousy between the governor and the house 
of representatives, each being fearful the other would usurp their 
respective prerogatives. At the first session the House had made 
provision, as stated, for the protection of Albany and for other 
purposes, and then recessed until the autumn. When they returned, 
it was discovered that the provision made had not been executed. 
John Robinson was made chairman of a special committee with 
power to summon and swear witnesses to determine why such acts 
had not been executed as provided by law. (25) 

The province was much disturbed over the conduct of Leisler, 
the protector, after the abdication of Nicholson ; the loyalists de- 
manding his execution, while the proletariat were for his acquittal. 
On the night of May 16, 1691, the royalists, finding Sloughter was 
addicted to drink, got him drunk, and induced him to sign Leisler's 
death warrant, and before he had sobered up the next morning, the 
poor devil had been hung. This added to the strained relations be- 
tween governor and House. When Sloughter became sober enough 
to realize what he had done, his nerve was utterly broken ; he con- 
tinued to console himself with drink, and died in delirium tremens 
on July 26. (26) Richard Ingoldsby, military commander of the prov- 
ince, assumed the governorship and continued to exercise that 
function until a new royal governor, Benjamin Fletcher, arrived 
on Aug. 30th ; and so it happened that New York had three gover- 
nors during the period of John's service. 

On March 30, 1692, John was made chairman of a joint com- 
mittee of the House and council upon "the plainer ascertaining of 
the public debt and revenues," which resolved itself into a recess 
committee for the complete audit of the debt and revenues/ 27 * 



192 1.] John Robinson of Oyster Bay. 205 

The grand flourish of the session was the address to their 
majesties, William and Mary. Upon the committee to prepare this 
address John was given third place. (28) 

He was on numerous other special committees and he intro- 
duced and promoted the passage of the act changing the name of 
Long Island to the Island of Nassau. (29) 

On the whole, his legislative record was highly creditable; per- 
haps unequalled by that of any other member of the House; and, 
considering his handicap at the beginning of the session, is a record 
in which his posterity may take pride. 

In April, 1697, J onn Robinson, apparently in apprehension of 
immediate death, deeded his property to his wife Jeane, and his 
son Joseph. The deed, evidently written by one of the neighbors, 
called in the emergency, is rather unique, as it is in effect both a 
deed and a will. It does not represent the scholarship of John, 
who, judged by other documents, possessed fair attaiments. The 
text of the conveyance is as follows : (30) 

"to all Christion People to whome these presence shall come or 
in any wise apertaine Greeting Know yee yt John Robison of hemp- 
sted on Long Island lies nassaw in quens county in ye Province of 
new yorcke Do by these presence for Severall good Causes and 
Considerations mee here unto Esspetially moveing and more Ess- 
petially for ye naturall affection I Do bare to my Son Joseph Robi- 
son I Do hereby give grant Reles and Deliver to my sd Son his heirs 
and Sucsecors tow twenty tow acor Loots Lying in ye bounds of 
hempsted neare Sucses pond one which I formerly bought of John 
Ellison desesed and one which I bought of Thomas Ellison desesed 
which sd tow Lotts in quantity forty fore acors as they were 
Laid oute with ye Right and Previdege there unto belonging or 
apertaining thereon I ye sd John Robison do fully freely give grant 
Reles and Deliver to my sd Son Joseph Robison to him his hairs 
and asigns to have and to Hould for Ever and furder for severall 
good Causes and Considerations mee here unto Espetially moveing 
I Do fully freely and absolutely give grant and Dispose from mee 
or any from byor under mee to my Loveing wife Jeane Robison 
all ye Remaining Part of my Estate Reall and Personall yt is housing 
Lands quickstock whatever apertains or now belongs to mee in ye 
bounds of hempsted or els wheare within yt Province to have and 
amprove for ye bringing up of oure Chilldren and allso I ye sd 
John Robinson Do hereby give grant Reles and Deliver from mee 
my hairs and asignes unto my sd wife Jeane all ye Estate a fore sd 
holly and solly to dispose of as to her shall seme Convenient and 
what Deeds of Conveyance my sd wife Jeane Robison Shall macke 
for ye sd Estate of Lands to be and Remaine from mee to them 
their and asigns Provided all wayes ye Estate Shall be convayed 
to ye Chilldren all redy borne of the body of my sd wife Jeane 
Robison and not to any other yt is to ye sd Children or any of 
the sd Children as to my wife seems good and convenient to have 
the same and to ye full and ferme Comfermation of every of the 
above wrighten Premis I have hereunto for full satisfaction re- 



2o6 John Robinson of Oyster Bay. [July 

seved hereunto Set my hand and fixed me Sele Aprill ye Sixth Day 
in ye yeare of Oure Lord anno 1697." 

"Signed Seled and Delivered In Presence of us 

John Robison (S)" 
"Joseph Pettit, 
adam Mott 
Simon X Jarman 
his marcke" 

There appears no revocation of the above conveyance, though 
John lived and was active for many years after. 

The exact bounds of the lands owned by John at Success Lake 
can not now be determined, though the general location was along 
the northeast portion of that beautiful body of water and the lots 
deeded to Joseph were north of the lake. The property is now part 
of the William K. Vanderbilt estate. 

In Aug., 1698, a census of Hempstead was taken and the 
family of John Robinson is enumerated as follows : 

John Robison, Jane Robison, Joseph Robison, John Robison, 
Mary Robison, Thomas Robison, Robrd Robison. (31 > No record 
of the ages is given ; but since Joseph was very young and the only 
child at the time of the Indian trouble in Oct., 1861, it is evident 
that they were all, with the possible exception of Joseph, still minors. 
The fact that John deeded land to Joseph the previous year indi- 
cates he was arriving at man's estate ; while his solicitude for "ye 
bringing up of oure Chilldren," determines the status of the others. 
As we shall learn, all of the boys settled down and passed their 
lives in Brookhaven ; but of Mary I have no information. 

John still possessed his youthful desire to build mills, and on 
April 2, 1698, he secured from the town of Hempstead a right in 
the following form : 

"att ye same meeting John Robeson had lierti (liberty) granted 
to set up a grist mill and a fulling mill on ye streme att ye hed of 
yt harboure."( 32 > 

He did not proceed to build at once; but on April 1, 1701, the 
right was confirmed to him and his sons Joseph and John, which 
indicates that by this time the two youths had become men of 
affairs/ 33 ) 

Soon thereafter the mill was built at the head of Hempstead 
Harbor, where the village of Roslyn now stands. The old building 
is in a good state of preservation and in 1915 the villagers under 
the leadership of Harold Godwin, son of the notable Park God- 
win, and grandson of William Cullen Bryant, secured title to the 
property and converted it into a museum and tea house. The 
clumsy old undershot wheel is still in service and grinds out elec- 
tricity to light the premises. (34) 

May 2, 1709, the Robinsons sold the mill to Charles Mott, and 
continued to farm at Success Lake. They do not appear to have 
left the farm during the milling operations, though they had the 
frame of a dwelling house up near the mill, which they sold with 
the mill property/ 36 * 



1921.] John Robinson of Oyster Bay. 207 

I am unable to learn anything of the family of Jeane, the wife 
of John Robinson, though it is most likely she was of one of the 
early families of Oyster Bay. We get a glimpse of her spirit and 
strong character in her testimony relating to the Indian affair ; in- 
deed showing greater courage than her young husband exhibited. 
She says : "They came and staved at the door and I held the dore 
with an yron crow with all my might in ye menetime my husband 
looking through a crevis in the clabords to see how they did act. 
They presed hard at ye dore and thretened to shout us, my husband 
said to me for gods sake open the dore or theyl shout us, so I left 
the dore and they broke it open and came in." (36) 

After the sale of the mill in 1709, we learn no more of John 
and Jeane until Mar. 2, 1712, when they deeded a large tract of land 
in Brookhaven to their sons John and Robert. They were then 
still living at Success Lake. I learn no more of them. (37) 

Captain Robert Robinson, of Brookhaven. 

Captain Robert Robinson, of Brookhaven, was the youngest son 
of John and Jeane, of Oyster Bay. He was born at Oyster Bay 
before 1689. He married Mary Davis of Brookhaven before he had 
attained his majority and spent all the remainder of his life in 
that town.< 38 > 

In the French and Indian War, in 1709, he led a company of 
Brookhaven men, in the service of the Province of New York, 
against the enemy above Albany, whence he got his military title 
that clung to him until his death ; his brother Thomas was an officer 
of the company and he likewise was always addressed as Lieutenant 
Robinson/ 39 > 

The date of Captain Robinson's marriage is not known, but 
Jacob Mailman, historian and genealogist of Suffolk county, gives 
the following record of the birth of his children all of whom were 
born in Brookhaven; Joana, born 1705; Gershom, 1707; James, 
1709; John, 1711; Isreal, 1713; Stephen, 1715 ; Robert, 1718; 
Daniel, I72i.< 40 > 

In some of his operations John, of Oyster Bay, had become pos- 
sessed of a fine tract of land, consisting of 273 acres lying along 
the north shore, midway between the present villages of Mt. Sinai 
and Millers Place. As these villages are but a mile apart, it may 
be said that one end of it was in Mt. Sinai and the other in Millers 
Place. In the early records the place is known as the Old Man's 
Harbor, or more briefly the Old Man's, having reference to a tra- 
ditional old Englishman who is said to have inhabited the region in 
advance of the more modern settlement. On March 2, 1712, John 
and Jeane deeded no acres of this tract to their son John, and the 
balance to Captain Robert. Robert's tract is described as follows : 
"A certain messauge or tract of lands at a place commonly called 
the old Mans, being in the township of Brookhaven, northerly by 
the sea, westerly by a beach tree running along Benjamin Davis land, 
southerly by ye marked trees along the Indian line, easterly by 
Andrew Millers haypath." (41) In John's deed made the same day 
he describes the western boundry as "Pipestave hollow." The 



20S John Robinson of Oysler Bay. [July 

dividing line between John and Robert is described as from the 
spring to the split rock and thence easterly to Andrew Millers hay 
path. These descriptions make the identification of the place very 
easy. The Indian line is now the country road from Mt. Sinai to 
Millers place. Andrew Millers hay path is one of the best known 
land marks of the region, the one hundred fifty years of its use 
having eroded it down until it is now a deep ravine through the cliff 
to the beach. 

John's land was next the shore and Robert's adjoining on the 
south : the two brothers built their homes in Pipestave hollow at 
the west end and Robert at least lived and died upon this home- 
stead. The buildings are gone but their location is readily found. 

Captain Robert was an enterprising and active man, and came 
to possess several tracts and farms in different parts of Brookhaven. 

After the close of Queen Anne's War, about 17 12, all the 
years of his active life fell in a period of peace and relative pros- 
perity, and he was shrewd enough to avail himself of the oppor- 
tunities the times afforded in the accumulation of a comfortable 
estate. He was public spirited and constantly served his township 
in some capacity of usefulness, and from 1734 forward until late 
in life he was a trustee of the town. 

He was a Presbyterian-Congregationalist. the denominations 
being affiliated ; but in the autumn of 1739, as the result of a church 
row over the settlement of a minister, he, with many other prom- 
inent members, "resigned" from the Presbyterian church and formed 
themselves into "The Caroline Club for the further support of an 
Episcopal minister in this place," (42) and to that end Robert sub- 
scribed 6 pounds and his brother Thomas, the same amount. I 
have not learned if he persisted in his "resignation," but find at 
least his son Robert affiliated with the Congregational Church and 
conclude that the trouble blew over. 

Captain Robert Robinson died May 7th, 1762, at the home in 
Pipestave Hollow. He was doubtless buried in the cemetery near 
the house on his farm, but I was unable to find any stone marking 
the grave. This was no doubt due to the fact that crude stones 
of country rock, were, until recent years, set up over the graves, 
without foundations or bases, and these either fell over and were 
buried in the soil or else settled down into the graves. 

His will made upon the day of his death is, in its essential fea- 
tures as follows : 

"I Robert Robinson, of Brookhaven in Suffolk county, being of 
sound mind. I leave to my wife Mary the use of the west room 
of the house I live in and the chamber above it and % of the cel- 
lar during so long as she remains my widow. Also a cow and a 
working horse and l / 2 the household furniture. I leave my daughter 
Joanna 1 cow, 4 cattle and y 2 of household furniture. I leave to my 
sons Gershom, James, and John the remainder of my house and they 
and my daughter Joanna may dwell there during the term of seven 
years; but if any of my children should marry during the time my 
will is that they shall no longer dwell there. I leave my son Isreal 



1921.] John Robinson of Oyster Bay. 20Q 

all my land on the south side of the middle of the island except my 
right in the long swamp and my salt meadow land. I leave all the 
rest of my estate to my six children, Stephen, Gershom, Daniel, 
Robert, James and John, and in the division Stephen is to have 
the house where he now lives and five acres adjoining thereto And 
Daniel shall have the house where he now lives and five acres ad- 
joining. Gershom shall have five acres adjoining to the old Mans 
harbor and David Davis land. James is to have the house where 
I now dwell and five acres adjoining. If my personal property 
will not pay debts my executors may sell land except the five acre 
lots. Whereas I have paid money and am bound for my son Robert, 
my executors are to take the sum out of his share. I leave my 
son John £20 and a part of a 50 acre lot No. 50 adjoining Sweezy's 
land and thence running north the whole width of the lot. I make 
my sons Stephen and Daniel and my Brother-in-law Joseph Davis 
executors. " (43) 

A few days later Stephen, Daniel and Joseph Davis appeared 
in the probate court of Suffolk county and Joseph filed a declina- 
tion to act as executor and Stephen and Daniel administered the 
estate. 

Mary, the wife of Captain Robert was a daughter of Joseph 
Davis, Sr., who came to Brookhaven from Southampton. Very 
many of his descendants still live along the north shore in the 
vicinity. His will contains this amusing provision : Having given 
his property chiefly to his wife he made some special bequests to 
his children. To his son Benjamin he gave a mare. He then pro- 
ceeds : "My will is that Benjamin give to my daughter Mary, 
(wife of Captain Robert) the first mare colt of his mare." (44) It 
is easy to see where the Robinson fortune had its genesis. 

The Robinson direct line has disappeared from the north shore, 
though many descendants of Captain Robert live on the South side 
of the island, in Brookhaven. When Robert died, Joanna, Gershom, 
James and John, to whom the home place was left all were at middle 
age, and beyond, and died without issue, and the place passed into 
other families. 

Robert Robinson, Jr., of Chester, New Jersey. 

Robert, the sixth son of Captain Robert, was born in Brookhaven 
in 1 718. When about 21 years of age he went out to Chester, 
Morris county, New Jersey, where his cousin Jonah Robinson, son 
of John, of Brookhaven, and many other neighbors from Suffolk 
county had already settled. Robert bought land there which joined 
his cousin Jonah's farm. (45 > 

So far as I can learn this cousin was the first Jonah in the 
Robinson family. Where the name originated, so far as our line 
is concerned, is purely speculative. Among the first settlers of 
Suffolk county was Rev. Robert Fordham, of Southampton ; his 
son Jonah Fordham became a very active and popular and highly 
beloved minister of the Presbyterian-Congregational Churches 
among which he spent his life. Wherever he settled the parents 
named their sons for the beloved pastor until the name Jonah be- 



2io John Robinson of Oyster Bay. [July 

came very common throughout the island. Indeed Long Island 
is the only place where the records reveal the name to any extent 
whatever. 1 therefore assume that directly or indirectly the first 
Jonah Robinson was named for Rev. Jonah Fordham. 

The records reveal very little of Robert, Jr. The most I have 
learned of his history is from the diary of Rev. Samuel Sweezy, a 
Brookhaven man who was pastor of the Congregational Church 
of Chester at about the middle of the 18th century. The following 
items relating to the Robinsons settled at Chester were jotted down 
from time to time: 

"Feb. 4 (1746) Mr. John Robinson of Brookhaven has come 
on to visit Jonah." 

"July 7. The wife of Jonah Robinson died this morning." 

"May 12 (1747) Jonah Robinson and his new wife Susana 
Davis, came today." 

"March 2 (1748) Baptised Amos, son of Jonah and Susana 
Robinson." 

"October 8 (1748) Mr. Jonah Robinson died last night." 

"November 30 (1749) Robert Robinson and Susanna Robinson, 
widow of Jonah, married by me." 

"November 3 (1750) A son was born to Robert and Susanna 
Robinson." 

"November 8, Susanna, wife of Robert Robinsonj died." (48) 

Not much is known of his after life. He returned to Brook- 
haven for a time and served in the Brookhaven company in the 
French and Indian War in I758. (47 > 

On June 21, 1766, he gave a mortgage upon his land at Chester 
to Caleb Horton and on the 2nd of June, 1772, deeded the land 
over to Horton in payment of the debt. (48) 

As appears by his father's will, he had received advances from 
the estate. From other suggestions it seems he was not successful 
in life. He did not marry again, and after losing his land there 
is a suggestion that he went out into Lancaster county, Pennsyl- 
vania, and died there in I778. (49) His identity with Robert, of 
Lancaster county is not fully established. 

His wife Susanna was the daughter of Samuel, of Brookhaven, 
where there were and still are three distinct families of that name. 
Whether or not she was of the same stock as Robert's mother 
Mary, I am unable to determine. 

I was not able to go to Chester, but Mrs. Satterthwaite, the 
genealogist of Trenton, whom I employed to go there, was unable 
to identify the land in that town owned by Robert, Jr. 

Jonah Robinson, of Wantage. 

Jonah Robinson, born at Chester, New Jersey, Nov. 3, 1750, 
was the only child of Robert Robinson, Jr., and his wife Susanna. 
Susanna died when the child was five days old. 

I do not know what became of the child in his infancy. His 
grandfather Samuel Davis, of Brookhaven, was joint executor 
with Susanna of the estate of Jonah, Susanna's first husband. So 
far as any record is concerned his childhood and youth are sealed 



192 1.] John Robinson of Oyster Bay. 211 

books, but since he inherited a substantial sum from his mother's 
estate, and in view of what we know of the business affairs of his 
father, it seems a safe guess that Samuel, of Brookhaven, may 
have directed his early years. 

When the Revolutionary war came on he was out in Lancaster 
county, Pennsylvania, in that section which has since become 
Dauphin county. This fact gives color to the belief that his father 
also was there, identical with that Robert known to have died there 
in 1778. Jonah on June 6th, a month before the declaration of 
Independence, joined "Captain James Roger's Company, of Colonel 
Timothy Green's Hanover Rifle Battalion of Lancaster County 
Associators," destined for "a camp in the Jerseys. " (50) It appears 
that he continued in service in New Jersey for several years. He 
was stationed in the extreme northern part, and there in the town- 
ship of Wantage he met, while soldiering, Joanna Daniels, daughter 
of Kenzie Daniels, and they were married. He purchased a farm 
and established Joanna upon it, and was himself given liberty to 
cultivate it, being at all times subject to call for military duty. 
Grandmother, who lived until 1842, told of his coming home from 
camp to butcher hogs and for other services. He continued to live 
in Wantage until Feb. 22, 1782, when he sold his holdings there 
and soon thereafter removed to Londonderry township, Bedford 
County, Pennsylvania. I am unable to discover the exact loca- 
tion of the Wantage home. 

He was able to render his country a double patriotic service, for 
in addition to his military service he purchased "a Liberty Bond" 
of substantial amount. In the Revolutionary War Records in the 
Office of the Adjutant General of New Jersey, at Trenton, is this 
Record : 

No. 2. Voucher 3463. Name Jonah Robinson, Ref. Quarter 
Master Generals Department. Received from Wm. Cox Stephens 
Q. C. M. Dept. Certificate No. 523 dated February 20, 1781 for 
$5240 Continental £50:8:8 species; interest commences March II, 
1781. 

This the present adjutant general interprets to mean that Jonah 
loaned the government $5240, in continental money which had a 
specie value of £50:8:8 and this is a receipt for the bond issued 
to him in evidence of the government's obligation. 

When Jonah removed to Bedford county he leased a tract of 
land located upon Thompson's Bottom, on Will's Creek, for a term 
of six years. He agreed to pay four pounds a year, keep up the 
property and clear and break fifteen acres. 

At the expiration of this lease, on Sept. 5, 1791, he bought a 
farm of 133 acres, of Richard Peters, of Philadelphia, for which he 
paid one pound per acre. This land was located on Will's Creek, 
in Londonderry, "joining the Walnut Bottom tract." 

In 1 80 1 he sold this farm for $2500 and removed with his family 
to Columbiana county, Ohio, where he settled by preemption on 
Section 10, town 10, range 2. This tract lies about ten miles 
northwest of New Lisbon, and upon it he lived until his death. The 



2 12 John Robinson of Oyster Bay. [July 

patent to this land, now in the possession of Herbert Robinson, of 
Gilroy, California, has the autograph signature of Thomas Jefferson. 

He died in his 65th year, on Feb. 24, 1814. The land remained 
in the family and was the property of his son John, who left it at 
his death to his son George, who died without heirs. 

The children of Jonah and Joanna were Sarah, 1781 ; John, 1783 ; 
Laner, 1785; Jane, 1787; Margaret, 1789; Jonah, 1791 ; Aaron, 
1792; Mary, 1794; Elizabeth, 1796; Kinzie, 1798; Jacob, 1799; 
Amos, 1803; Matilda, 1805. 



EXPLANATORY NOTES. 

*■ Vol. I, Hempstead Town Records. 

2 ' Vol. 1, Huntington Town Records. 

8 - Thompson's History of Long Island, p. 321. Also Americana. 

*■ Mr. Edward Sumners, historian and genealogist of Oysterbay, who ren- 
dered me highly appreciated assistance during my visit there in August, 
1920. See Oysterbay Town Records, p. 228. 

B - Deed recorded, Oysterbay Town Records, p. ill. 

6 - Idem, p. 234. 

7 - Huntington Town Record, Vol. I, p. 272. 

8 - Mrs. Joseph Willetts, of Cold Spring, local historian and genealogist. 

9 - Huntington Town Records, Vol. 1, p. 317. 
10 - Oysterbay Town Records, p. 247. 

"■ Tract shown me August 13, 1920, by Mr. Edward Sumners. 

12 - Thompson's History of Long Island, p. 351. 

13 - Hempstead Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 102. 

14 - Oysterbay Town Records, p. 568. 

16 - Thompson's History of Long Island, p. 159, Journal of the Provincial 

Legislature, 1691-2. (Presumably but one copy of this journal is extant. 
This is in the New York State Library and of which I have a photo- 
stat copy). 
"• Riley and Rhincs History of the United States, Vol. I, p. 455. 
Any history of the United States or of New York. 

17 - Journal of the General Assembly, 1691, p. 2. 
18 • Idem, p. 4. 

19 - Idem, p. 4. 

20 - Idem, p. 4. 

21 • Journal of the Assembly, p. 7. 

22 - Abstracts of title to the Vanderbilt Estate in hands of his attorneys at 

Jamaica. 

23 - See Daniel M. Tredwell's Reminiscences of Men and Things on Long 

Island. Many references in Hempstead Records. 
2i - Journal of the Assembly, p. 16. 
25 - Idem, p. 23. 
28 - Americana, Article upon Leisler. 

27 - Journal of the Assembly, p. 29-30. 

28 - Idem, p. 23. 
28 - Idem, p. 30. 

80 - Hempstead Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 124. 

si. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 45, (Jan., 1914) 

p. 61. 
32 . Hempstead Town Records, Vol. 2, p. 132. 

33 - Idem, pp. 207-8. 

34 - Mr. Godwin showed me the property in December, 1919. 

35 - Hempstead Town Records, Vol. 3, p. 56. 

36 - Huntington Town Records, Vol. 1, p. 317. 

» 7 - Brookhaven Town Record of Deeds, Liber I, p. 256. 
38 • Pelletreau's Early Long Island Wills, p. 13. 
39 - Many references in Brookhaven Records. 



1921.] Dunning Family. 213 

40 - Letter of Charles E. Robinson, historigrapher of the Robinson Family 

Association. 
**■ Brookhaven Record of Deeds, Liber 1, p. 256. 
* 2 - Original papers in possession of Mrs. Ridgeway at Oldfield. 
* 3 - Vol. 6. Abstract of Wills, New York Historical Society. 
* 4 - Pelletreau's Early Long Island Wills, p. 13. 
* s - Vol. X. of Deeds, Morris County, New Jersey. 
* e - Items selected and copied for me by Mr. Daniel Sweezy, great grandson 

of Rev. Daniel, in whose possession the diary is. 
* 7 - Report of the New York State Historian, Vol. 1, of the Colonial Series, 

p. 858. 
* 9 - Vol. X. of Deeds, Morris County, p. 338. 
49 - History of Lancaster County, p. 503. 
60 - Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. VII, p. 1050. 



DUNNING FAMILY. 



Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker (Mrs. Frank N. Becker), 

No. 93 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, N. Y. 



The Genealogical Notes on the Dunning Family, compiled and 
published in 191 5, gives mention on page 13 of Abel Dunning 
(Michael, Benjamin, Benjamin, Theophilus), and gives certain in- 
formation regarding him, but does not give his record in full, nor 
does it give any record of his children and his descendants. 

It is the purpose of this article to give, in so far as the compiler 
knows, the record of this Abel Dunning, his wife, children and 
descendants down to the present time. 

As a preface to this genealogical record we give the following 
military record of Michael Dunning (father of Abel Dunning) as 
furnished from the War Department files, on Oct. 29, 191 7, over 
the signature of Edward Baker, Assistant Adjutant General in 
charge of Military Records, viz: — 

Page 510. Document No. 256: 

Michael Dunning, on the Pay Roll as Corporal of Capt. Ben- 
jamin Bates Company in Pownal as marched to Castleton in the 
alarm in Oct., 1781. Entered the service Oct. 18. For 13 days 
service and 70 miles travel he was paid 2 pounds, 1 shilling, 9 pence. 

Page 784. Document 520: 

Records of Council of Safety and of Governor and Council, Oct. 
30, 1777. Michael Dunning appointed Commissioner of sequestra- 
tion. 

Page 831. Additional Corps (Green Mountain Boys) : 

Michael Dunning, as Lieutenant in Major Brown's Detachment 
of the Green Mountain Boys, which was at Quebec in 1776. 
1. Abel Dunning (Michael, Benjamin, Benjamin, Theophilus), 
b. 7-12-1763, at Pownal, Vt. ; d. 8-16-1841 ; m. Jan., 1784, at 
Pittstown, N. Y., Maria Smith (dau. of Thomas Smith) ; she b. 
2-4-1764; d. 2-17-1844. Both Abel Dunning and his wife are bur. 
in Broadalbin, N. Y., Cemetery. The following list of their children 
is as they are given by Maria (Smith) Dunning in her application 



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father, \bel Dunning, and none of the descendants ol his 
brother, fosiah Dunning (No ( >^ ovei hoard ol him) ( 
I o fosiah, b • <• ' 98; d 8 16 [8 <>. m Sarah Ann Joslin 

2. GKRARD DUNNIN . I' 1 ';i S, .,1 11 i | [8 1 . IVnfirlil ( now 

Webster), N V . where he lived; m, Polly Hicks, b I 30 1790; d. 

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Children to (Dunning), 8 sons ni>i 1 daughters 

\u-i. i> 1 1; iSm; ii 1 [3 [881; in. ( 1 ) Harriet Ann 
Rogers; m (1) Mis Stephen T, Newhall 
s 1 .iw ton, b 1 .; 1813 . d j 19 1839 . not m 
i) Richard, b 1 1 1 1 181 1 . »i 1895 ; no living children 
I ii' Ainu,!. 1-9-1817; d 5 13-1808; m William Holley 
I 11 Philo, b .; 13 1819; d >> to i')ih>, m Sophia Gooanow 
j 1 .- Ruth \tiii. b .; iS-i.,i i- 10 1885; m Isaiah M Harwood 
j 13 Michael, b 1 19 1824; .1 190a; m fane Webstei 
■ 1 1 fohn 1 ) . b 6 18 [8a6; d to • 1001 ; m Hariett Cut 

1 5 Hicks, b 'i 13 iS.-s, Webster, Is j . he m and his wife died 
about 1 yi aftei hei marriage; he d 1 8 1886, in Hospital 
tot the insane, Madison, Wis . no issue 

16 Gerard, i< n .■ 1831, Webster, N \ , he lived .it fackson, 
Mu'ii . where he a 1 15 (89s; he m and had -i son who 
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;». 11 mias v Dunning, b .; 10 1 88 . *i 5 u> l ^ (, ' > • m '° ( ~~ )* 
1S1 •. Nathan Noonan, b 1 ; d. 4-U 1846 rhe) .uc both bur 
in Broadalbin, N V ( emetei ) 
Children 8 (Noonan), • sons and 6 daughters: — 



192 1. J Dunning l-amily. 2, 5 

17. Josiah A., b. 5-26-1813; d. 12-11-1882, Milwaukee, Wis., 
where he owned a large paper mill. He was Postmaster of 
Milwaukee for 20 years, and a prominent man in Wisconsin. 
He m. 9-21-1840, Mary L. Tomtling, by whom be had two 
sons, both of whom are dead. 

-J-18. Mariah, b. 3-8-1816; d. July, 1906; m. Ephraim G. Kasson. 

4-19. Ruth Ann, b. 12-9-1817; d. 7-28-1908; m. Luther Curtice. 

-j-20. Clarissa, b. 12-19-1819; d. 5-16 1902; m. Harmon Hill. 

-j-21. Rachel, b. 3-5-1821 ; d. 11-5-1874; m. David (or Daniel D.) 
Phillips. 

-J-22. Abel 1)., b. 12-13-1823; d. 12-13-1891; m. Eliza McMasters. 

23. Abbie P., b. 5-28-1826; d. 11-8-1907; m. George W. Stoner 
and went to Madison, Wis. ; no children. 

24. Jerusha, b. 5-8-1828; d. 11-7-1905; m. Penjamin Chase; no 
children. 

6. Josjaii Dunnino, b. 7-6-1798; d. 8-26-1876; m. 7-5-1824 
by Pev. Simon Hosack of Johnstown, N. Y., Sarah Ann Joslifl 
(dau. of Rev. James Tafft JoslinJ, b. 11-17- 1806, Cambridge, 
Washington Co., N. Y. ; d. 1 1-28-1868. They went to live on what 
is known as Jackson Summit, about 3 miles from Mayfield, N. Y., 
where they had a large farm on which was a saw mill. All of their 
children were b. there. 

Children: 12 (Dunning), 5 sons and 7 daughters: — 

-f-25. Eleanor, b. 3-9-1825; d. 10-29-1881 ; m. Orrin Wentworth 

Wright. 
4-26. Gerard W., b. 3-10-1826; d. Feb., 1898; m. Sarah Harriet 

Pristol. 
27. Hannah Maria, b. 6-8-1827; d. 1-17-1909; m. David 

Bishop ; they have no children of their own ; they adopted 

children, however. 
+28. James Henry, b. 1 1-3-1828 ; d. 4-8-1862 ; m. Margaret Prower. 

29. Sarah Ann, b. 3-26-1830; d. 11 -9- 1894; m. Hamilton Rob- 
inson; no children. 

30. Clarissa, b. 1-20-1832; d. 11-8-1832, in early childhood. 
+31. Patience Elizabeth, b. 10-15-1833; d. 7-1-1871 ; m. Daniel 

Templeton. 

32. John Joslin, b. n-18-1838; d. 1-21-1913, Waukegan, 111 
He was separated from his wife. No children. 

33. Samuel V., b. 8-16-1840; d. 5-20-1874; m. Ida ? 

34. George A., b. 2- 13- 1843; d. 7-26-1890; m. Magdalene 
Denny and had one son who d. young. 

+35. Mary C, b. 1845; d. 10-31-1892; m. William T. Bellen. 
-f-36. Clarinda C, b. 1847; m - Chandler Barker. 

7. Abel Dunning, b. 2-17-1811, Webster, N. Y. ; d. 5-13-1881 ; 
he was a farmer and removed from Rochester, N. Y., to Madi- 
son, Wis., in an early day, taking up land upon which he lived 40 
yrs. He m. (1) Harriet Ann Rogers, b. 9-9-1817; d. 6-2-1857; 
he m. (2) 1863, Mrs. Stephen T. Newhall. 

Children: 3 (Dunning), 2 sons and 1 dau., all by his first wife: — 
37. Gerard, b. 5-28-1840, Madison, Wis.; d. 3-7-1886, of tuber- 



2 1 6 Dunning Family. [July 

culosis, at Eldorado, Kans!, where he went in 1883 for his 
health. He m. 6-18-1882, Madison, Wis., Maria Story of 
Janesville, Wis., d. 1916: no children. 

4-38. Cora, b. 8-8-1849; m. Daniel Ferguson. 

-j-39. Dorr, b. 7-18-1851 ; d. 11-25-1889; m. Hattie M. Grover. 

10. Almy Dunning, b. 1-9-1817, Webster, N. Y. ; d. 5-23-1868, 
Webster, N. Y. ; m. William Holley, b. 8-29-1806, Westerlo, N. Y. ; 
d. 1-23- 1890, Webster, N. Y. 

Children: 6 (Holley), 4 sons and 2 daus. : — 

-j-40. Andrew, b. 10-20-1838; d. 12-1-1911; m. Matilda Gaston. 
41. Lawton D., b. 2-1-1840, Webster, N. Y. ; d. 3-10-1892, 
N. Y. City. He enlisted 8-13-1862, in the 4th U. S. Heavy 
Artillery; was taken prisoner at Kearn's Station and sent to 
Richmond, Va., whence he was exchanged. After the Civil 
War he settled at Gloversville, N. Y. His health failing, he 
accepted a position in the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, 
N. Y. City, where he d., and was bur. at Webster, N. Y. 

-f-42. Amelia H., b. 9-9-1841 ; m. Oscar E. Pratt. 

43. Harriet Ann, d. in childhood. 

44. Gerard, b. 11-17-1849, Webster, N. Y. ; he lived at Kansas 
City, Mo. 

45. Frank, b. 11-14-1856, Webster, N. Y. ; address Albany, N. Y. 

11. Philo Dunning, b. 3-23-1819, Webster, N. Y. ; d. 9-10-1900, 
Madison, Wis. He removed to Madison, Wis., where he was a 
druggist. He m. 9-26-1844, Sophia Goodnow, b. 1-20-1820; d. 
2- 1 5- 1 902. 

Children: 2 (Dunning), 1 son and 1 dau. : — 
+46. Mary Annette, b. 9-6-1845 ; m. Edwin Sumner. 
47. Herbert, d. 4-14-1855. 

12. Ruth Ann Dunning, b. 3-7-1821 ; d. 12-26-1885; m. 6-21- 
1849, Isaiah M. Harwood, b. 2-24-1815; d. 8-10-1888. 

Children: 5 (Harwood), 3 sons and 2 daus.: — 

+48. George Carlton, b. 8-3-1850; m. Emma J. Pierce. 

49. Ruth Ann, b. 8-10-1852; d. 6-30-1853. 

50. Charlie D wight, b. 8-1 -1854; d. 6-4-1858. 
+51. William Hicks, b. 10-23-1857; m. Callie Hill. 

52. Harriet Ann, b. 9-3-1 861. 

13. Michael Dunning, b. 2-29-1824, Webster, N. Y. ; d. 1902, 
Madison, Wis.; m. Jane Webster, d. 5-1-1883. He moved to Jack- 
son, Mich., first and thence to Madison, Wis., where he lived on 
a farm. 

Child: 1 (Dunning) son: — 

53. John D. 

14. John D. Dunning, b. 6-28-1826, Webster, N. Y. ; d. 10-27- 
1901, Webster, N. Y. He was a physician and lived and practiced 
at Webster, N. Y. ; m. 12-11-1872, Hariett Curtice, b. 7-8-1847. 
She was a dau. of Ruth Ann Noonan (No. 19) by her husband 
Luther Curtice. 

Children: 2 (Dunning), 1 son and I dau.: — 

54. Polly Hicks, b. 1-30-1883; d. 4-30-1904. 



192 1.] Dunning Family. 21 7 

55. John Donald, b. 7-29-1889; d. 4-25-1908. 

18. Mariah Noonan, b. 3-8-1816; d. July, 1906; m. Ephraim 
G. Kasson, b. 4-1-1810. 

Children: 3 (Kasson), 1 son and 2 daus. : — 

56. Dexter N., b. 2-8-1840. 

+57. Emma J., b. 6-24-1844; m. James. 

58. Clara E., b. 5-25-1857; m. William Satterlee. 

19. Ruth Ann Noonan, b. 12-9-1817; d. 7-28-1908; m. 9-29- 
184 1, Luther Curtice. 

Child: 1 (Curtice) dau. : — 

59. Harriet, b. 7-18-1847, living 1918, at Webster, N. Y. ; m. 
12-11-1872, John D. Dunning (No. 14), b. 6-28-1826; d. 
1 0-27- 1 90 1. 

Children: 2 (Dunning), 1 son and 1 dau. See Nos. 54 and 
55, of this record. 

20. Clarissa Noonan, b. 12-19-1819; d. 5-16-1902; m. Harmon 
Hill and moved to Wisconsin. 

Child: 1 (Hill) dau.:— 

-f6o. Callie, m. William Hicks Harwood (No. 51). 

21. Rachel Noonan, b. 3-5-1821 ; d. 11-5-1874; m. Daniel D. 
(or David) Phillips. 

Children: 4 (Phillips), 2 sons and 2 daus.: — 

61. Maria J., b. 2-26-1846; d. 9-8-1846, bur. in the Dunning 
Family plot in the Broadalbin, N. Y., Cemetery. 

62. Josiah N., mentioned in a quit claim deed. 

63. Ernest, mentioned in a quit claim deed. 

64. Anna B., m. Clough and lives in Sparta, Wis. She was 

the only one of these children alive in 1918. 

22. Abel D. Noonan, b. 12-13-1823; d. 12-13-1891, and is bur. 
Broadalbin, N. Y. ; m. 12-31-1844, Florida, Montgomery Co., N. Y., 
Eliza McMasters, b. 3-11-1825; bur. Green Hill Cemetery, Am- 
sterdam, N. Y. 

Children: 9 (Noonan), 6 sons and 3 daus.: — 

65. Mary Josene, b. 10-11-1845, Perth, N. Y. ; d. 8-23-1863, 
at the home of her aunt, Abbie B. (Noonan) Stoner (No. 23), 
in Wisconsin. 

+66. Rebecca, b. 2-2-1849; m. (1) 12-18-1867, Charles Nurn- 

berg; m. (2) July, 1883, Timothy Dugan. 
+67. William H. H., b. 10-2-1851 ; m. Jemima Swart. 

68. Abel J., b. 10-22-1853; d. 1-6-1880, and was bur. Broadalbin, 
N. Y. 

69. Nathan Dexter, b. 11-8-1855; d. 3-20-1906; not m. ; bur, 
Broadalbin, N. Y. 

-f-70. Lafayette L., b. 3-20-1857; m. Gussie Gilsliter. 

+71. Jessie Elizabeth, b. 1-24-1862; m. Silas Daggett. 

-j-72. James, b. 3-22-1864; m. Mrs. Selena (Sinclair) Parsons. 

-I-73. Benjamin Chase, b. 6-28-1867; d. 1900; m. Lottie Potter. 

25. Eleanor Dunning, b. 3-9-1825; d. 1 0-29-1 88 1 ; m. 12-7- 

^53, Orrin Wentworth Wright of Johnstown, N. Y., b. 3-11-1828; 

d. 1907. 



2 1 8 Dunning Family. [July 

Children: 4 (Wright), 1 son and 3 daus. : — 

+74. Helen Emeline, b. 5-21-1856; m. William Anderson Van 

Heusen. 
+75. Charles Henry, b. 10-4-1857; m. Mary Egan. 
76. Sarah Jeanette, b. 5-4-1859; m. i-( — )-i883, Charles Sumner 

Maxwell. No children. 
yy. Mary Alice, b. 4-8-1866; m. 8-30-1899, Henry Oline Kline. 
No children. 
26. Gerard W. Dunning, b. 3-10-1826; d. Feb., 1898; m. 
Sarah Harriet Bristol, living 1917 in Saugatuck, Mich., with her 
daughter. He was the inventor of the Dunning horseshoe. 
Children: 6 (Dunning), 2 sons and 4 daus.: — 
-f-78. Frankie, b. Mar., 1850; d. 1908; m. Solon Warren. 

79. Paul M., b. May, 1852; d. 9-16-1854, Riceville, N. Y. 

80. Charles C, b. July, 1854; d. 9-18-1854, Riceville, N. Y. 

81. Hattie, b. 1856, Ames, N. Y. ; d. 3-( — j-1873, Waukegan, 111. 

82. a girl, b. 1865; d. 1867, Waukegan, 111. 

83. Marion, b. n-( — )-i869; m. Hanchett and has one 

son. 

28. James Henry Dunning, b. 11-3-1828; d. 4-8-1862; bur. 
Riceville Cemetery, about 2 miles from Mayfield, N. Y. ; m. Mar- 
garet Brower. 
Children: 2 (Dunning), 1 son and 1 dau. : — 

84. Alma J., b. 6-15-1854; d. 7-10-1873. 

85. Lincoln A., b. 11-30-1860; d. 1-23-1870. 

31. Patience Elizabeth Dunning, b. 10-15-1833; d. 7-1-1871 ; 
m. June, 1850, Daniel Templeton, b. 7-10-1827; d. 7-26-1892, aged 
65 y. 10 d. and was bur. Mayfield, N. Y. 
Children : 3 (Templeton), 2 sons and 1 dau. : — 
+86. Sarah E., b. 9-10-1854; d. 4-11-1877; m. Jacob Lair. 
-j-87. William Edwin, b. 3-2-1870; m. Ada Stalee. 
88. Harry, d. young. 

35. Mary C. Dunning, b. 1845; d. 10-31-1892; m. William T. 
Bellen, b. 1844; d. 10-1-1912, and was bur. Mayfield, N. Y. 
Children: 3 (Bellen) sons: — 

+89. Elmore Edward, b. 9-27-1874; m. Ella Sparr. 

90. Frederick Josiah, b. 5-8-1878; not m. up to 1917. 

91. Archibald Dunning, b. 5-21-1886; not m. up to 1917. 

36. Clarinda C. Dunning, b. 1847, living in 1919; m. 1-14-1875, 
Chandler Barker, b. 9-23-1853. 

Child: 1 (Barker) son: — 

+92. George, b. 7-14-1882; m. Pearl Brownell. 

38. Cora Dunning, b. 8-8-1849, Madison, Wis. ; living in 1918, 
Belle Fourche, S. D. ; m. 2-27-1883, Daniel Ferguson of Rapid 
City, S. D., b. 6-10-1850, living 1918. 

Child: 1 (Ferguson) dau.: — 

93. Callie Irene, b. 4-21-1885 ; m. Lloyd A. Stearns, a merchant 
of Belle Fourche, S. D. 

39. Dorr Dunning, b. 7-18-1851, Madison, Wis.; d. 11-25-1889, 
Blunt, S. D., of typhoid fever. He lived nearly all of his life Madi- 
son, Wis. ; m. 10-24-1882, Hattie M. Grover of Reedsburg, Wis. 



192 1.] Dunning Family. 219 

Children: 4 (Dunning) sons: — 

-J-94. Roy Jay, b. 8-31-1883; m. Mary Adelaide Painter. 

95. Walter Abel, b. 11-17-1885; d. 11-19-1892. 

96. Leslie Gerard, b. 1 1-2 1- 1887; he is a claim agent on the 
Great Northern R.R. at Whitefish, Mont. 

97. Gordon, b. 3- 15- 1889, he is a time clerk on the Great North- 
ern R.R. 

40. Andrew Holley, b. 10-20-1838; d. 12-1-1911; m. Matilda 
Gaston of Penfield (now Webster), N. Y. ; d. 8-11-1912. 
Children : 3 (Holley), 2 sons and 1 dau. : — 

98. Mary Almy. 

99. Charles, is a merchant in Livonia, N. Y. 

100. Berton, lawyer in N. Y. City. 

42. Amelia H. Holley, b. 9-9-1841, Webster, N. Y. ; m. 8-25- 
1864, Oscar E. Pratt, P. O. address Girard, Mich., R. F. D. No. 7. 
Children: 3 (Pratt), 2 sons and 1 dau.: — 

101. William H., b. 5-15-1865; resided Chicago, 111. 

102. Howard E., b. 6-30-1875 ; a musician who lives Oakland, 
Cal. 

103. Ruby, b. 3-23-1882; lives Oneonta, N. Y. ; she is a pianist 
and accompanyist ; m. 11-24-1909, J. Roy Tompkins. 

46. Mary Annette Dunning, b. 9-6-1845; m. 9-6-1864, Edwin 

Sumner. 

Children: 2 (Sumner), 1 son and 1 dau.: — 

104. Grace, b. 6-21-1865; d. 8-6-1866. 

105. Louis, b. 11-7-1870; m. 4-30-1895, Madison, Wis. He is 
a druggist in Madison, Wis. 

48. George Carlton Harwood, b. 8-3-1850; he is a member of 
the firm of Harwood, Bailey & Co., Automobiles, in Marion, Ind. ; 
m. 2-16-1876, Emma J. Pierce. 
Children: 2 (Harwood), 1 son and 1 dau.: — 

106. Mae, b. 4-28-1881 ; m. Bailey. 

-I-107. George Carlton, b. 5-4-1886; m. and has two (Harwood) 
children : — 

1. George Carlton, b. 1-1-1912. 

2. Jean Anthony, b. 2-24- 19 16. 

51. William Hicks Harwood, b. 10-23-1857; m. 8-28-1879, 
Callie Hill (dau. of Harmon and Clarissa (Noonan) Hill) see Nos. 
20 and 60 of this record. 
Children: 2 (Harwood) daus. : — 

108. Ruth Hill, b. 7-13-1892. 

109. Clarissa, b. i-( — )-i896. 

57. Emma J. Kasson, b. 6-24-1844; m. James, of Broad- 

albin, N. Y. 

Children: 2 (James), 1 son and 1 dau.: — 

+ 110. Mary E., b. 5-1-1868; m. Boss. 

in. Burdette M., b. 6-2-1872. 
60. Callie Hill, m. 8-28-1879, William Hicks Harwood 
(Son of Isaiah M. and Ruth Ann (Dunning) Harwood), see Nos. 
12 and 51 of this record; b. 10-23-1857. 



2 20 Dunning Family. [July 

Children: 2 (Harwood) daus. : — 

112. Ruth Hill, b. 7-13-1892. 

113. Clarissa, b. 1- ( — )-i896. 

66. Rebecca Noonan, b. 2-2-1849; m. (1) 12-18-1867, Charles 
Nurnberg, b. 1843; d- 5-22-1881 ; she m. (2) July 3, 1883, Timothy 
Dugan, both husbands lived Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Children by 1st marriage, 4 (Nurnberg), 2 sons and 2 daus.: — 

4-114. Fred N., b. 6-14-1869; m. Alice Meyers. 

-j-115. Emma, b. 4-13-1872; m. Fred Perrine. 

-j-116. Theresa, b. 4-6-1878; m. (1) William C. Machold; m. 

(2) Hubert Hillman. 
+ 117. Frank, b. 12-28-1880; m. Isabelle Griffin. 
Children by 2nd marriage, 3 (Dugan) sons: — 
+ 118. Jos. J., b. 3-19-1885; m. Nellie Flargerty. 

119. George, b. 1887. 

120. Thomas Timothy, b. 1889; d. 6-20-1919, aged 29-8-13; he 
was in the British Army in the Great European War against 
Germany. 

67. William H. H. Noonan, b. 10-2-1851 ; m. Jemima Swart. 
Child: 1 (Noonan) dau. : — 

+ 121. Matie, m. Gilbert Ives. 

70. Lafayette L. Noonan, b. 3-20-1857; m. Gussie Gilsliter. 
Children: 2 (Noonon), 1 son and 1 dau.: — 

122. Annie, m. Otto Johnson. 

123. Ernest. 

71. Jessie Elizabeth Noonan, b. 1-24-1862; m. 5-27-1880, Silas 
Daggett. 

Children: 9 (Daggett), 5 sons and 4 daus.: — 
4-124. Martha E., b. 6-27-1881 ; m. William Mahl. 
-j-125. Franklin J., b. 1-17-1884; m. Jennie Smith. 
-f-126. Clarence, b. 11-28-1886; m. Madalene Crawford. 

127. Percy, b. 10-16-1891. 

128. Florence, b. 7-22-1893; d. 6-8-1894. 

+ 129. James Mayhew, b. 11-9-1895; m. Jennie Lucinda Codding. 

130. Raymond, b. 11 -24- 1898. 

131. Hazel Viola, b. 11 -20- 1902. 

132. Ethel Jennet, b. 10-27-1904. 

72. James Noonan, b. 3-22-1864; m. 3-30-1892, Mrs. Salena 
(Sinclair) Parsons. 

Child: 1 (Noonan) son: — 

4-133. Clifton James, b. 4-12-1894; m. Hazel Mutimer. 

73. Benjamin Chase Noonan, b. 6-28-1865; m. Lottie Potter. 
Children: 6 (Noonan), 1 son and 5 daus.: — 

134. Eliza. 

135. Florence. 

136. Lena. 

137. girl. 

138. Elizabeth. 

139. son. 



192 1.] Dunning Family. 221 

74. Helen" Emeline Wright, b. 5-21-1856; m. 1878, by Rev. 
Christian Olds of the Christian Church, Amsterdam, N. Y., Wil- 
liam Anderson Van Heusen, b. 11-24-1846; d. 11-25-1901. 
Children: 3 (Van Heusen) daus. : — 

140. Allie May, b. 12-20-1879, living 1920; not m. 

141. Maude, b. 8-20-1881, living 1920; not m. 

142. Edith, b. 10-2-1882, living 1920 ; m. 2-5-1902, Frank Nicholas 
Becker, b. 11-20-1878, living 1920. No issue. 

75. Charles Henry Wright, b. 10-4-1857; went to Chicago, 
111., before his marriage ; his uncles John Joslin Dunning and Gerard 
Dunning being then already there. He m. Mary Egan of Chicago. 
Children: 12 (Wright), 7 sons and 5 daus.: — 

-f-143. William Henry, b. Jan., 1880; m. Mabel Thorsen. 

144. Edgar Eugene, b. 7-( — )-i883; d. 1915 ; not m. 
-f-145. Margaret Louise, b. 1884; m. John Archibald. 

146. Orrin Wentworth, b. 12-28-1885; m. Florence Thobe; no 
issue up to 1918. 

147. Mary Alice, b. 1889; d. 1889, aged 11 m. 

-f-148. Eleanor, b. 6-24-1890; m. (1) Jos. Bacci; m. (2) Earl 
Atherton Blanchard. 

149. George Arthur, b. 8-24-1 891. 

150. Charles Walter, b. 9- 14- 1893; he was a corporal in the 
U. S. Marine Corps in 1917-18. 

151. Harry Joseph, b. 1-9-1896; living in 1919, in the U. S. 
Army of Occupation in Germany. 

152. Clara, d. very young. 

153. Edith Marion, b. 4-22-1899. 

154. Walter, b. 1-14-1902; d. 1910, about. 

78. Frankie Dunning, b. Mar., 1850; d. 1908; m. 1874, Solon 

Warren. 

Children: 2 (Warren), 1 son and 1 dau. : — 

155. Irene, living 1913, at No. 6033 Madison Ave., Chicago, 111. 

156. Paul, living 191 3, South Englewood, Chicago, 111. 

86. Sarah E. Templeton, b. 9-10-1854; d. 4-11-1877; m. Jacob 
Lair. 

Child: 1 (Lair) son: — 

-f-157. James A., m. Lena Reels (or Reals) of Amsterdam, N. Y. 
Two children: — Melanie and Harold. 

87. William Edwin Templeton, b. 3-2-1870; m. 9-12-1892, Ada 
Stalee, b. 6-4-1874. 

Children: 9 (Templeton), 5 sons and 4 daus.: — 
+ 158. Charles Edwin, b. 10-30-1893; m. 6-20-1915, Eva Gunning 
(or Cuming). 

159. C. Milton, b. 11-15-1895 ; he was in the U. S. Army in 1918. 

160. Ethel May, b. 9-30-1897; m. 1-20-1919, Jacob E. Smith. 

161. Gladys Edna, b. 10-19-1900. 

162. Burdell Arnold, b. 2-2-1903. 

163. Harold Stalee, b. 1-14-1904. 

164. Hazel Clare, b. 1-3-1905. 

165. Hattie Rose, b. 2- 12- 1906. 



2 22 Dunning Family. [July 

166. Karl Daniel, b. 8-10-1907. 
89. Elmore Edward Bellen, b. 9-27-1874; m. 4-12-1898, Ella 
Sparr, b. 2-4-1882. 
Children: 6 (Bellen), 4 sons and 2 daus. : — 

167 William Edward, b. 10-4-1898, he is a Corporal in Co. 
"G," 105th Regt., 27th Division, American Expeditionary 
Force. 

168. Charles A., b. 1-11-1900. 

169. Mary Emma, b. 10-23-1904. 

170. Forest Elmore, b. 5-8-1912. 

171. Margaret Elizabeth, b. 7-9-1916. 

172. Donald Leon, b. 2-23-1919. 

92. George Barker, b. 7-14-1882; m. 6-20-1906, Pearl Brownell. 
Child: 1 (Brownell) son: — 

173. George William, b. 7-8-1915. 

94. Roy Jay Dunning, b. 8-31-1883; m. 4-12-1909, Mary Ade- 
laide Painter. His address is 1055 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 
Children: 2 (Dunning) sons: — 

174. James Dorr, b. 11-20-1910. 

175. Roy Jay, b. 7-12-1916. 

107. George Carlton Harwood, b. 5-4-1886. 
Children: 2 (Harwood) sons: — 

176. George C, b. 1-1-1912. 

177. Jean Anthony, b. 2-24-1916. 

110. Mary E. James, b. 5-1-1868; m. Boss, and moved 

to Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children: 3 (Boss), 1 son and 2 daus.: — 

178. Marian H., b. 2-22-1892. 

179. Helen E., b. 7-17-1893. 

180. Edward J., b. 7-2-1900. 

1 14. Fred N. Nurnberg, b. 6-14-1869 ; m. 2-5-1890, Alice Meyers, 
b. 5- 1 7- 1 869. 

Children: 3 (Nurnberg) sons: — 

181. Charles F., b. 4-25-1891 ; d. 12-26-1907. 

182. Harry A., b. 2-20-1895; d- in the U. S. Army. 

183. Ralph R., b. 3-7-1899. 

115. Emma Nurnberg, b. 4-13-1872 ; m. 9-17-1894, Fred Perrine, 
b. 9-26-1873. 

Children: 3 (Perrine), 1 son and 2 daus.: — 

+ 184. Helen, b. 8-26-1895; m. 4-7-1915, Lauren Ossenfort. 

185. Mary, b. 7-11-1898. 

186. Frederick, b. 3-9-1906. 

116. Theresa Nurnberg, b. 4-16-1878; m. (1) 4-16-1901, Wil- 
liam Conrad Machold, b. 2-20-1876; d. 12-11-1915; she m. (2) 
Hubert Hillman. 

Child: 1 (Machold) son: — 

187. William Allen, b. 1 1-9-1909. 

117. Frank Nurnberg, b. 12-28-1880; m. 10-21-1913, Isabelle 
Griffin of West Florence, N. Y., b. 2-12-1879. 



1921.] Dunning Family. 223 

118. Jos. J. Dugan, b. 3-19-1885; m. August, 1907, Nellie Flar- 

gerty. 

Child: 1 (Dugan) dau. : — 

188. Tressa Rebecca, b. 2-16-1912. 
121. Matie Noonan, m. Gilbert Ives. 
Children: 2 (Ives) daus. : — 

189. Viola. 

190. girl, she is dead. 

124. Martha E. Daggett, b. 6-27-1881 ; m. 10-30-1901, William 
Mahl. 

Child: 1 (Mahl) dau.:— 

191. Martha. 

125. Franklin J. Daggett, b. 1-17-1884; m. 4-6-1910, Jennie 
Smith. 

Children : 3 (Daggett), 2 sons and 1 dau. : — 

192. Dorothy E. 

193. Franklin Lewis. 

194. Walter. 

126. Clarence Daggett, b. 11-28-1886; m. 12-15-1910, Mada- 
lene Crawford. 

Children: 3 (Daggett). 

195. Helen Elizabeth. 

196. ? dead. 

197. ? 

129. James Mayhew Daggett, b. 11-9-1895; m. 8-25-1915, 
Jennie Lucinda Codding. 
Child: 1 (Daggett) son: — 

198. James William, b. 6-18-1916. 

133. Clifton James Noonan, b. 4-12-1894; m. 6-27-1917, 

Hazel Mutimer. 

Children: 2 (Noonan) sons: — 

199. James Allen, b. 9-17-1918. 

200. Walter Mutimer, b. May, 1920. 

143. William Henry Wright, b. Jan., 1880; m. Mabel Thorsen 

of Chicago. 

Children: 3 (Wright), 2 sons and I dau.: — 

201. William. 

202. Berena. 

203. Edward. 

145. Margaret Louise Wright, b. 1884; m. John Archibald. 
Children: 9 (Archibald), 5 sons and 4 daus.: — 

204. Raymond John, b. 4-30- 1902. 

205. Evelyn Mary, b. 10-30-1903. 

206. Leroy Joseph, b. 3-10-1905. 

207. Edward. 

208. Arthur Vincent, b. 1-5-1908. 

209. Florence May, b. 5-23- 191 1. 

210. Gladys; dead. 

211. Clara; dead. 

212. Joseph Earl, b. i2-( — )-i9i6. 



224 Westchester County, N.Y., Miscellanea, [July 

148. Eleanor Wright, b. 6-24-1890; m. (1) at age of \\ l /i 
years, Joseph Bacci, from whom she secured a divorce; she m. (2) 
Earl Atherton Blanchard. 
Child by 1st marriage: 1 (Bacci) dau. : — 

213. Bernice Mary. 

157. James A. Lair, m. Lena Reels (or Reals) of Amsterdam, 
N. Y. 

Children: 2 (Lair), 1 son and 1 dau.: — 

214. Melanie. 

215. Harold. 

158. Charles Edwin Templeton, b. 10-30-1893; m. 6-20-1915, 
Eva Gunning (or Cuming) b. 10-3- 1889. 

Child: 1 (Templeton) son: — 

216. Robert Milton, b. 7-29-1917. 

184. Helen Perrine, b. 8-26-1895; m. 4-7-1915, Lauren Ossen- 

fort, b. 1894. 

Child: 1 (Ossenfort) son: — 

217. Phillip, b. 2-3-1916. 



WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y., MISCELLANEA. 



Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol, 

Member of the Publication Committee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LIL, p. 174, of the Record.) 

Liber F. Westchester Co. Land Records. 

P. 1 : Benjamin Heveland of Rye, yeoman, to son Adam Have- 
land of ye same place, yeoman, land in Harrison Purchase in Rye, 
bordered on the west by the Mamaroneck river; May 10, 1724. 

P. 2: Lease; Aug. 3, 1724, from Alexander Allaire, Senr., of 
New Rochelle, Gent, (for 5 s.) to Peter Barberie and Catherine his 
wife, for land in New Rochelle; same conveyed to Alexander Al- 
laire by Marie Graton, widow of William Cathonneau, on Sept. 24, 
1686. Also a piece of land bounded by "ye land late of Mr. Cath- 
oneay, dec'd." Mr. Peter Barberie and [wife Catherine] of the 
city of New York, merchant, released Mr. Alexander Allaire and 
wife Joanne, from the above lease, Aug. 24, 1724. 

P. 6: John Barrett of ye Lower Yonkers Plantation, yeoman, 
to Abraham Emans of the same place, yeoman, a certain right in 
ye Yonkers Plantation, of feeding and timber, which did belong to 
John Betts, dec'd., of which he was lawfully seized in his own right, 
Sept. 28, 1719. 

P. 7: Col. William Willett of Westchester, to his son William 
Willett, lot No. 3 in Harrison's Purchase, Mch. 31, 1724. 

P. 8: Col. William Willett to his son Isaac Willett, one half 
of lot No. 8 in Harrison's Purchase, bounded northly upon ye land 
now or late belonging unto Jeremiah Fowler, son of William Fowler, 
May 5, 1724. 



192 1.] Westchester County, N. Y. t Miscellanea. 225 

P. 9: Jonathan Haight of Rye and wife Rebecca to John Ste- 
phenson and Gilbert Willett of Westchester, land in Rye, bordering 
on that of Joseph Fowler, dec'd. June 3, 1724. 

P. 11: Joseph Applebee of Westchester Co., settled accounts 
with his father-in-law, Robert Noble of Westchester aforesaid, cord- 
wainer, and his Honoured Mother Susanna, wife of sd. Robert 
Noble, touching and concerning ye personal estate of his Honoured 
Father, Joseph Aplebee of sd. Westchester, yeoman, dec'd. ; Oct. 
24, 1724. 

P. 16: Abraham Fowler, who being an infant under 21, is ad- 
mitted by Joseph Fowler, Gent"., his Guardian, Mch. 27, 1725. 

P. 16: "Eastchester, Mch. 13th, 1724. Then received of and 
from my Honoured Mother Elizabeth Oakley and my brother Joseph 
Fowler, Executors of ye last will and testament of my Honoured 
Father Jeremiah Fowler, late dec'd.," money due from legacy ac- 
cording to will of father. Signed by Abigail Taylor. 

P. 17 : Henry Gillain acknowledged the receipt of a note due 
from John Reid to his (Henry Gillain's) son-in-law, Thomas Greig 
of New York, joiner. Dated Westchester, Mch. 29, 1725. 

P. 24: Matthew Pugsley and his son James Pugsley and wife 
Ann, all of West Farms, sold land in West Farms to Abraham Lent 
of Westchester, yeoman; Jan. 22, 1722/3. 

P. 28: Joshua Whealor of New London, Conn., only son of 
John Whelor, Merchant of New London, dec'd., to Josiah Quinby, 
Junr., of Mamaroneck, "Two carr runne rights in ye City of 
London, in Old England, which came to me, ye said Whelor by 
descent, I being ye only son of my Mother Elizabeth Whelor ye 
wife of John Whelor aforesaid, wch. derived her right from Mr. 
William Ridge of Nouton Folgate in ye Parish of St. Lenoyde 
Shorsdich in ye County of Midz Cammer by a deed under his 
hand and seale bearing date September ye 21st, 1688." The Carr 
Runnes were numbered 18 and 177. Dated Mch. 26, 1725. 

P. 29: John Wheeler discharged a debt to Edward Shippen of 
Boston, merchant, incurred in 1687, by formally giving security 
of his house and land at Pennsylvania. No date, but following the 
above. 

P. 39: Stephen Stoakham of Rye sold to Joseph Budd of the 
same place, land in Wills Purchase "at ye end of ye two great lots 
of my brothers John Stoakham and Isaac Stoakham." 

P. 44: Daniel Turner of Westchester, yeoman, quitclaimed 
unto John Forgason of Westchester, yeoman, in his possession now 
being, all right of ye sd. Daniel Turner in the estate of John For- 
gason, dec'd., father to ye aforesaid John Forgason. May 6, 1725. 

P. 46: June 23, 1725. Then John Forgason recorded the ear- 
mark of his son, Hezekiah Forgason's creatures, in behalf of his 
said son. 

P. 50: Josiah Hunt, Senr., of Westchester, to son David Hunt 
of the same place, yeoman, land on Barret's creek, bordering on 
land belonging to the heirs of Joseph Betts, dec'd. The same land 



226 Westchester County % N.Y., Miscellanea. [July 

bordering also, on land of the sd. Josiah Hunt's son Thomas Hunt. 
Mch. 8, 1724. 

P. 53 : Michael Chadderton of Eastchester, yeoman, and his 
wife Elizabeth, to William Baker of Brookland in Kings Co., sad- 
dler, all his homelot in Eastchester; one half of which was deeded 
unto ye sd. Michael Chadderton by William Chadderton and Deb- 
orah his wife in 1699, and ye other half descended unto sd. Michael 
Chadderton by ye decease of William Chadderton his father, as heir 
at law to his sd. father. Jan. 19, 1724. 

P. 55 : Solomon Jennings of Westchester, yeoman to Thomas 
Jennings of the same place, yeoman, quitclaim to all right in the 
estate of his father John Jennings, late of Westchester, dec'd. ; Oct. 
16, 1724. 

P. 59: George Tippet of Yonkers, quitclaimed unto Abraham 
Emmans of Yonkers, yeoman, and Abigail his wife, now in peace- 
ful possession, all right that he, the said George Tippet had in land 
conveyed by Hopestill Betts of Yonkers, to Jonathan Whelply by 
deed bearing date Dec. 2, 1679 and since assigned by sd. Jonathan 
Whelply, by an assignment under his hand, April 22, 1680, unto 
John Betts ; and of in or to one equal monety of all other lands 
wch. the sd. John Betts had in Yonkers at the time of his decease 
(except such parts as Joseph Betts, son and heir to ye sd. John 
Betts sold). Mch. 19, 1725. 

P. 60: George Tippet of Yonkers to Baxter Betts, son and 
heir apparent of Joseph Betts, dec'd., quitclaim deed to land now 
in his possession ; land described in the preceding deed. Mch. 19, 

1725. 

P. 62 : Thomas Baxter, Senr., of Westchester, and Abigail his 
wife, deeded to son Thomas Baxter, Jr., land he purchased from his 
brother, John Baxter, Mch. 9, 1721-2. 

P. 65 : Jonathan Lawrence, Jr., of West Farms, blacksmith, 
mortgaged to Rykes Lent, land which the sd. Jonathan Lawrence 
purchased from his father, Jonathan Lawrence, Senr. ; Apr. 12, 1726. 

P. 71 : Thomas Baxter, Esq., of Westchester, deeded his 
daughter, Elizabeth Baxter, a negro boy, on July 1, 17 14. 

P- 73 : Joseph Galpin of Rye to Daniel Brondage of White 
Plains land formerly Philip Galpin's, dec'd. May 3, 1715. 

P. 85 : Jacob Hays of New York, merchant, to David Horton 
of Rye, land in White Plains laid out to the right John Merritt, 
Senr., late of Rye, dec'd., which Jacob Hays had purchased of John 
and Andrew Merritt, sons of ye sd. John Merritt, dec'd. ; May 14, 
1726. 

P. 91 : Henry Tippet of Yonkers, yeoman, acknowledged to 
have received from his brother George Tippet of the same place, 
heir to his father George Tippet, dec'd., a full share of his father's 
estate, Mch. 21, 1725. 

P- 93 : John Leggett of Westchester, yeoman, quitclaimed to 
Gabriel Leggett of the same place, yeoman, all right which the sd. 
John Leggett has, or ought to have in lands which the sd. Gabriel 
Leggett [purchased of his mother Elizabeth Leggett, dec'd., or yt 



192 1.] Westchester County, N. Y. t Miscellanea. 2 2"J 

were given unto ye sd. Gabriel Leggett] by his father Gabriel 
Leggett, dec'd. and his sd. mother Elizabeth Leggett, or by his 
brother, Thomas Leggett, dec'd. July 3, 1725. 

P. 94 : John Leggett to William Leggett same as above ; July 

3> I725- 

P. 97: Peter Ferris of Mamaroneck, Esq., and Susanna his wife 
to Daniel Turner of Westchester, land in Westchester ; one piece 
given to Peter Ferris by the last will and testament of his father, 
John Ferris, dec'd. May 4, 1725. 

P. 99 : Thomas Hunt of West Farms, Gent., to his second son, 
Robert Hunt, land in West Farms which was formerly the in- 
heritance of Robert Hunt, Gent"., dec'd., brother of the sd. Thomas 
Hunt. Jan. 14, 1725. 

P. 118: Mary Shute, who being an infant under 21 years, is 
admitted by James Morgan of Eastchester, yeoman, to be her Guard- 
ian ; Jan. 17, 1726. 

P. 119: Andrew Browne, yeoman, promised and granted Nico- 
demus McEvers, Mariner, from the sd. date [June 15, 1726] until 
ye first and next arrival at Philadelphia, and after, for and during 
a term of four years, to serve in such service and employment as 
ye sd. Nicodemus McEvers shall employ him according to the cus- 
tom of ye country. Dublin, June 15, 1726. "Arrived here Oct. 
ye ninth, 1726." I hereby assign ye within Indenture to Jno. 
McEvers of New York, or his Assigns. Pr. Nicodemus McEvers. 
New York, Oct. 12th. I do hereby assign ye within Indenture to 
Thomas Nichols of Westchester, or his assigns. Pr. Jno. McEvers. 

P. 121 : An indenture between Daniel Hunt of Westchester, yeo- 
man, and Thomas Hunt (son of Josiah Hunt, Esq.) of sd. West- 
chester, yeoman, a certain piece of land which Daniel Hunt bought 
of his father, Joseph Hunt of Westchester, late dec'd. Dec. 16, 1723. 

P. 122: John Hayward of Rye, merchant, and Mary his wife, 
daughter and sole heir unto Stephen Sherwood, late of Rye, dec'd., 
to Joseph Fowler of the same place, yeoman, land in Brown's Point 
[95 a.]. Mch. 25, 1722. 

P. 124: Ebenezer Jones, Senr., of Mile Square, to his son 
Benjamin Jones, land in Mile Square; May 29, 1714. 

P. 125 : Daniel Hunt, Senr., of Westchester, yeoman, to Daniel 
Hunt, Junr., weaver, and John Cromwell, yeoman of Westchester, 
land bordering on that of Thomas Hunt son of Joseph Hunt ; 
Feb. 26, 1724. 

P. 126: Article of Agreement made this 13th day of June, 1721, 
between Frederick Devoose, Senr., of the Manor of Fordham, and 
Frederick Devoose, Junr., son of the same. Whereas Frederick De- 
voose, Senr., is possessed of certain lands and tenants, in which he 
was invested by his inter-marriage with his wife Esther Devose, 
daughter of Daniel Turner [lands in Fordham]. The same to his 
son, Frederick Devoose, Junr. ; he to pay to each of ye persons here- 
after named, ye sume of five pounds. To Rachel Dickman, wife of 
Johanis Dickman; to Esther Vincent, wife of Levi Vincent; to 



228 Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. [July 

Susan Nodine, wife of Andrew Nodine ; to Mary Browne, wife of 
Favert Browne; to Leah Bayly, wife of Nathaniel Bayly; to Dinah 
Guyon, wife of Lewis Guyon ; to Judith Barit, wife of Johanis Barit ; 
and to Abigail Devoose; ye daughter of ye sd. Frederick Devoose, 
Senr. 

P. 129: Indenture between Zachariah Mills of Bedford, and 
Johanna Jones, widow of Josiah Jones, late of Bedford, dec'd., to 
all that land in Bedford where Joanna Jones now liveth; Jan. 25, 
1722. 

P. 130: Agreement between Robert Bloomer, Senr., and Daniel 
Purdy, son of Joseph Purdy, Surveyors of Rye, and the other in- 
habitants, that Josiah Quinby shall keep and maintain a certain part 
of the bridge; Oct. 15, 1726. 

P. 130: Jacob Fowler, an infant under 21, is admitted by Henry 
Dusenbery, yeoman, his Guardian, April 4, 1727. 

P. 140: Joseph Hunt, Esq., and wife Bethiah of Westchester, 
to his oldest son, Thomas Hunt, land in Westchester, which was 
conveyed to Joseph Hunt by Daniel Hunt in 1723, and which did 
formerly belong to Joseph Hunt, dec'd., father of ye aforesaid 
Joseph Hunt, Feb. 4, 1725. 

P- I 35 : J onn Lyon, Jr., of Greenwich, Conn., to George Dibell 
of Stanford, Conn., a share in the undivided lands of Bedford. 

P. 142 : John Griffin of Flushing, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, 
to Benjamin Griffin of Mamaroneck, younger son of sd. John and 
Elizabeth his wife, land in Mamaroneck which the sd. John Griffin 
had purchased from John Bloodgood ; lot No. 6 in the Great Upper 
Lots, June 1, 1721. 

P. 147: Thomas Baxter, Senr., of Westchester, yeoman, re- 
leased and forever quitclaimed unto Daniel Turner of Westchester, 
all interest he had in the estate of Daniel Turner, father of ye 
aforesaid Daniel Turner, late of Westchester, yeoman, dec'd. ; Apr. 

I3> l 7 2 4- 

P. 148: Eleazer and Rebecca Gedney of Mamaroneck, release 
to estate of Daniel Turner, dec'd., father of Rebecca Gedney. 
Martha Turner, of Westchester, daughter of Daniel Turner, dec'd., 
the same. Mercy Turner, of Westchester, daughter of Daniel Tur- 
ner, dec'd., the same. 

P. 165 : Quitclaim deed. William Betts of Yonkers, to Abra- 
ham Barrat all right title and interest which the sd. William Betts 
hath in the estate of John Barrat, dec'd., late of Yonkers (except 
a certain right or privilege of cutting timber and feeding of crea- 
tures, which the sd. John Barret, dec'd., had in the lands and com- 
mons of him the sd. William Betts and his predecessors) : all right 
and title which the sd. William Betts had as being eldest son and 
heir of Samuel Betts, dec'd. Feb. 23, 1726. 

P. 173: John Buckbee of Westchester, yeoman, and Abigail his 
wife, to James Langley, land in Westchester bordering on land 
which John Oakley, dec'd., bought of John Bayly; and on land of 
the heirs of James Bird, dec'd. Aug. 6, 1726. 



1921.] Arms and Crests for Americans. 229 

P. 176: Thomas Baxter, Junr., and Deborah his wife, to his 
father, Thomas Baxter, Senr., all of Westchester. May 4, 1726. 

P. 177: John Hawkins of Rye, to Caleb Horton, all right, 
title and interest to a certain right in the White Plains Purchase 
which I bought of John Booth and his wife Esther, which came 
to them by their father, John Galpin, Feb. 15, 1721. 

P. 181 : William Fowler of Eastchester, to Isaac Taylor, land in 
Eastchester bordering on that of John Stanton, dec'd. Mch. 8, 
1726. 

P. 184: Laid out for Daniel Turner, in the Borough of West- 
chester, land bordering on that of John Bartow, dec'd. 1727. 

P. 185: An Indenture, made ye 9th of July, 1727, between 
Benjamin Grant ye elder and his son Benjamin Grant ye younger, 
of Westchester. 

P. 188: Elizabeth Purdy, widow, and Francis Purdy, ye son 
of Joseph Purdy, dec'd., both of Rye, to Isaac Denham of Rye, 
land in Lymping Wills Purchase in Rye. Jan. 12, 1723. 

P. 190: Isaac Denham "resigned unto Christian Bridges, Clerk, 
a deed he has of Daniel Pierce and Joseph Pierce bearing date July 
5> J 693, to a certain parcel of land, the house-lot yt was their 
brother Jacob Pierce's," "running 8 rods from ye lot yt ye widdow 
Mary Pierce bought of Joseph Ogden in 1690." Mch. 20, 1718/19. 

P. 192: Sarah Budd, John Stephenson and Samuel Purdy, 
Executrix and Executors of ye last will and testament of Joseph 
Budd of Rye, late dec'd. ; for ye use of Gilbert Budd, youngest son 
of ye sd. Joseph Budd, sold to Isaac Denham, land in Lymping 
Wills Purchase, bounded by land which Joseph Galpin purchased 
from John Purdy son of Francis Purdy, and by a lot purchased 
by Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Purdy, and her son, Francis Purdy. 

P. 193: Charles, the son of James Baxter and Ann his wife, of 
Westchester, was born Dec. 30, 1727. 

( To be continued.) 



ARMS AND CRESTS FOR AMERICANS. 



Report of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's 
Committee on Heraldry. 

Submitted by the Chairman, John Ross Delafield, A. M., L.L.B., 
Colonel, Ordnance, O. R. C, U. S. Army. 



Your Committee has continued its activities, as occasion per- 
mitted since its last report published in the Genealogical and 
Biographical Record for January, 1919. This report is supple- 
mentary to the one there printed and covers additional information 
only. 

During the recent war the rules governing grants and con- 
firmations of arms by the College of Arms were modified in such 
manner as to give Americans of British ancestry, in the male line. 



23O Arms and Crests for Americans. [July 

practically the same advantages as British subjects. An American 
may now, therefore, apply and obtain from the college a confirmation 
or a grant of arms, on proving his pedigree and the standing of his 
family and paying the required fees. Arms will not, however, be 
confirmed or granted unless they differ from those previously granted 
or confirmed to some other family, whether of the same or a dif- 
ferent surname. 

It seems that confirmations, as distinguished from grants of new 
arms, will not be made to Americans except in cases where it is 
shown that the arms were in use by the ancestor in the male line 
prior to 1783. Then, if the arms differ from any already granted, 
a patent confirming them unchanged may be had. If, however, they 
are the same as those borne by some other family, some modifica- 
tion will be required before confirmation is made. Such modifica- 
tions are generally suggested to the applicant by the College of Arms, 
which also determines whether the same arms are rightfully borne 
by some other family. In a few cases, arms, borne by Americans 
have become part of our Colonial history. If confirmation of anj 
such arms is refused on the ground of likeness to arms alread) 
granted to others, then it is thought it will be wise not to modify 
them, but to postpone confirmation until some other solution for 
the difficulty be found. 

Grants of arms, as distinguished from confirmations, may be 
obtained from the College of Arms in any case where the proven 
use of the arms in America by the ancestors in the male line does 
not extend back to the year 1783; and may also be had where a 
family has not used arms at all. In every case the standing of the 
family for several generations must be shown and a proven pedi- 
gree registered in the College of Arms. In case of grants, as dis- 
tinguished from confirmations, the College of Arms have estab- 
lished an honorable augmentation to show that the family is 
American or Canadian or Indian, as the case may be. This con- 
sists of a small charge added in some part of the shields. For all 
Canadian families it is the maple leaf, for Indians the lotus flower, 
for Americans the escallop. The escallop is the sign of the pilgrim, 
and its adoption for the Americans is because this country alone 
of all the great English speaking countries had its origin in pil- 
grimage for liberty and freedom, and this was true alike of the 
Cavaliers of Virginia and the Puritans of Massachusetts, and of 
many others who came here. 

Your committee believe that these privileges of grant and 
confirmation of arms extend to anyone, otherwise qualified, whose 
ancestor in the male line was a British subject whether in England 
or in the American Colonies before 1783, or elsewhere. And that 
Americans of the families of the Dutch and French and other 
nationalities who settled in these colonies and became British sub- 
jects are in the same position as those descended from English stock. 

So far as your committee is informed the rules of the Lyon 
Herald for Scotland and of Ulster King of Arms for Ireland remain 
unchanged and as stated in our previous report. 



1921.] Christophers Family. 23 I 

CHRISTOPHERS FAMILY. 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society, and the New London County Historical Society. 

(Continued from Vol. LII, p. 190, of The Record.) 

335* Jerusha 6 Latimer (Sarah 5 Christophers, Christ'r., 4 Hon. 
Capt. Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. July 23, 1786, at 
New London; d. Aug. 18, 1885, at Norwich, N. Y. ; m. Henry Brad- 
ford Latham, b. June 4, 1790, at Stonington, Ct. ; d. June 22, 1853, 
at Guilford, N. Y. 
Child: 1 (Latham) dau. : 

393. Ellen Holdridge, 7 b. May 14, 1829, at Guilford, N. Y. ; d. 
Nov. 9, 1907, at Topeka, Kans. ; m. Feb. 25, 1858, at Nor- 
wich, N. Y., Samuel Orr, b. Aug. 14, 1832, in Tyrone Co., 
Ireland ; d. Oct. 4, 1900, at Junction City, Kans. 

Child: 1 (Orr) dau.: 

1. Emma Frances, 8 b. Sept. 27, 1859; m. Nov. 24, 1884, 
at Junction City, Kans., Woodson Allen, b. May 22, 1854, 
at Greensburg, Greene Co., Ky. ; by whom she had 2 
(Allen) children, viz.: — 

1. Warren Barrett, 9 b. Feb. 8, 1887. 

2. Ramona Berenice, 9 b. Aug. 10, 1889. 
Authority : 

Miss Emma C. Brewster Jones' Notes on the female Brewster lines, 
Book No. 6, last entry (see N. Y. G. & B. Soc. Library). 
336. Lydia 6 Christophers (Joseph, 5 Christ'r., 4 Hon. Capt. 
Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Dec. 27, 1775, at Liver- 
pool, Nova Scotia; d. Dec. 23, 1799, at Wiscasset, Me.; m. April, 
1797, Capt. Job Choate, b. March 1, 1766, at Ipswich, Mass., in 
Chebacco Parish ; he lived at Wiscasset, Me., and was a sea captain, 
master of his own vessel ; d. in Baltimore, Md., while in port there, 
on his own vessel, Dec. 1813. He was a son of William Choate (b. 
Sept. 5, 1730, at Chebacco, Mass.; d. April 23, 1785; m. Jan. 16, 
1756) and his wife Mary Giddings (b. March 27, 1732; d. Nov. 1, 
1810; dau. of Job and Margaret (Low) Giddings) of Ipswich 
(Chebacco), Mass. 
Child: 1 (Choate) son, b. at Wiscasset, Me.: 

394. Warren Christophers, 7 b. Aug. 27, 1799; d. Sept. 2, 1874; 
m. Aug. 12, 1839, Susannah Gluyas Drew, b. Aug., 1813, 
at Redruth, Cornwall, Eng. ; d. March 19, 1889. She was 
a dau. of Solomon and Elizabeth (Gluyas) Drew. Warren 
Christophers 7 Choate lived at No. 310 Indiana Ave., Wash- 
ington, D. C. : 7 children, see "Choates in America." 

Job Choate after the death of Lydia 6 (Christophers) Choate m. 

a second time to Margaret Adams, who d. at Waddington, N. Y., 

in 1847 i an d by her he had 1 (Choate) son, not in Christophers line: 

I. David Job Choate, b. June 24, 1813; d. Oct. 28, 1892; m. 

Amanda Cornelia Ebaugh. 

In this connection see also Records Nos. 381 and 473. 



232 Christophers Family. [July 

Authority: 

Choates in America, pp. 62, 116, 215. 
337. Elizabeth 6 Wetmore (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, Christ'r.,* 
Hon. Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Aug. 23, 1784, 
at Middletown, Ct. ; d. Oct. 25, 1808, at Middletown ; m. May 26, 
1804, John Hinsdale, as his first wife, b. Nov. 10, 1778, at North 
Windsor, Ct., probably; he was a merchant living at Middletown, 
Ct., and Brooklyn N. Y. ; d. March 13, 1851, at Brooklyn, N. Y. He 
was a son of Rev. Theodore Hinsdale (b. Nov. 25, 1738, at Berlin, 
Ct. ; Y. C. Class 1762; d. Hinsdale, Mass., Dec. 28, 1818; m. July 
14, 1768; first minister at North Windsor, Ct., and pastor at Hins- 
dale, Mass., 1795 till his death) and his wife Annie Bissell (b. March 
11, 1748; d. March 14, 1807, at Hinsdale, Mass.) of North Windsor 
1766 till 1795 and Hinsdale, Mass., 1795 till her death. 
Children: 2 (Hinsdale) daus., both b. at Middletown, Ct. 

395. Sarah Wetmore, 7 b. June 1, 1805; d. 1876, at Washington, 
D. C. ; m. May 10, 1830, as his second wife, Elijah Hunt- 
ington Kimball, b. Oct. 19, 1801, at Sharon, Vt. ; d. aged 82. 
He was a son of Richard Kimball (b. July 16, 1768; d. Feb. 
12, i860; m. 1795) and his wife Mary Marsh (b. 1773; 
dau. of Joel Marsh) of Windham, N. H., West Lebanon, 
N. H., and other places. 

Children: 5 (Kimball) daus.: 
i. Elizabeth Christophers, 8 b. Nov. 22, 183 1 ; d. June 11, 
1912, at Bar Harbor, Me., at her country home and was 
bur. in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y., in her 
father's lot; m. Dec. 4, 1850, Joseph Hobston; no chil- 
dren. 

ii. Mary Marsh, 8 b. April 28, 1834 ; m. Col. Hiram Berdan : 
3 children. 

iii. Lucy Young, 8 b. July 22, 1836; d. July 11, 1871 ; m. 
Oct. 15, 1856, Levi Parsons Morton, as his first wife; 
no children. He m. (2) Feb. 12, 1873 Anna Livingston 
Reed Street by whom he had 6 children. 

iv. Caroline Young, 8 b. June 10, 1838; m. Dec. 18, 1861, 
Col. Richard G. Lay of Buffalo, N. Y. 

v. Sarah Frances, 8 b. July 21, 1841 ; d. Aug., 1873; not m. 
Elijah Huntington Kimball m. (1) Sept. 3, 1827, Eliza- 
beth Christophers Hinsdale (sister of his 2nd wife), b. 

June 17, 1807, at Middletown, Ct.; d. Aug. 31, 1828, by 

whom he had no children. 

396. Elizabeth Christophers, 7 b. June 17, 1807, at Middletown, 
Ct. ; d. Aug. 31 (or Sept. 1), 1828; m. Sept. 3, 1827, Elijah 
Huntington Kimball, as his first wife, and whose second 
wife was her sister No. 394, and by whom she had no 
children. 

John Hinsdale married a second time Oct. 3, 1810, Harriet Johns- 
ton, b. Aug. 5, (or 6), 1785 ; d. Nov., 1856, at Brooklyn, N. Y. She 
was a dau. of Maj. Samuel and Sarah (Sage) Johnston. 
Children: 6 (Hinsdale), 3 sons and 3 daus., all b. at Middletown, Ct. 
Not in Christophers line: 



1921.J Christophers Family. 233 

1. John Theodore, b. Jan. 10, 1812; m. Nov. 30, 1836, Susan 
Maria Loring, b. Dec. 10, 1813; d. Sept. 23, 1890. 

2. Harriet Ann, b. Aug. 16, 1813; d. May 5, 1882; m. Aug. 
28, 1833, William Olcott, b. 1806; d. Apr. 1, 1850. 

3. Caroline Hallam, b. Jan. 11, 1815 ; d. Jan. 22, 183 1 ; not m. 

4. Samuel Johnston, b. Mar. 26, 1817; m. (1) Elizabeth Chris- 
tophers Wetmore (dau. of Ichabod and Elizabeth (Badger) 

Wetmore) ; m. (2) Mary ( ) Broadfoot, widow of 

James B. Broadfoot. 

5. Theodore, b. Feb. 3, 1819; d. Aug. 19, 1880; m. Oct. 30, 
1850, Grace Webster Haddock, b. May 17, 1832; d. Aug. 
30, 1902. 

6. Mary Johnston, b. Nov. 16, 1821 ; d. Dec. 1 (or 4), 1836; 
not m. 

Authorities : 

Wetmore Genealogy, pp. 444-5, 452-4. 
Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart bet. pp. 84-5. 
Hinsdale Genealogy, pp. 91-4, 125, 205-6. 
Kimball Genealogy, Vol. I, pp. 247, 448-9. 

Recollections of a Happy Life, Autobiography of Elizabeth Christophers 
(Hinsdale) Hobson, pp. ix. and 251. 

338. Maria 6 (or Mary) Wetmore (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, 
Christ'r., 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), 
b. May 28, 1786, at Middletown, Ct. ; m. July 7 (or 17), 1810, Capt. 
Andrew Mather, b. Sept. 26, 1772, at Lyme, Ct. ; he lived at New 
London and was a Captain in the U. S. Revenue Service in New 
London for 20 years and was also in the East India Service ; he 
d. Nov. 16, 1855. He was a son of Capt. Elias Mather (b. Feb. 10, 
1750, at Lyme, Ct. ; d. Aug. 30, 1788 ; m. Oct. 17, 1771 ) and Lucinda 
Lee (d. 1813, aged 61 ; dau. of Capt. Abner Lee) of Lyme, Ct. 
Child: 1 (Mather) son: 

397. John Perkins Cushing, 7 b. Sept. 23 (or 26), 1816; not m. ; 
Yale College, 1837. He was a lawyer and held several 
Connecticut State offices, Secretary of State, Senator; he 
was Mayor of New London and a man of intellectual cul- 
ture and was at one time Vice-President of the Connecticut 
Historical Society. 

Authorities : 

Wetmore Genealogy, pp. 444-5, 452-4. 

Mather Genealogy, pp. 163-4, 233. 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, New London, Ct. 

341. Ichabod 6 Wetmore (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, Christ'r.,* 
Hon. Capt. Christ'r., 8 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. March 14, 
1792, at Middletown, Ct. ; he lived at Fayetteville, N. C, and was 
cashier of the State Bank of North Carolina in that town, where he 
d. Oct. 7, 1857, and was there bur. ; he m. Jan. 23, 1817, at Newbern, 
N. C, Elizabeth Ann Badger. She was a dau. of Thomas Badger 
(b. at Windham, Ct. ; d. 1799) and his wife Lydia Cogdell of New- 
bern, N. C. (dau. of Robert Cogdell) who lived in North Carolina 
where they settled early in life. 
Children: 7 (Wetmore), 3 sons and 4 daus. : 



234 Christophers Family. [July 

398. Laura Jane, 7 b. Oct. 17, 1817; d. March 7, i860; m. Maj. 
Theophilus Hunter Holmes, U. S. Army, June 16, 1841 ; 
he b. Nov. 11, 1804; d. Aug. 1863. U. S. M. A. Class of 
1829. He was a son of Gov. Gabriel Holmes of North 
Carolina. 

Children: 7 (Holmes), 4 sons and 3 daus. : 
i. Elizabeth Wetmore, 8 b. May 16, 1842. 
ii. Mary Maria, 8 b. Dec. 25, 1843 '> d. a few days after 
birth. 

iii. Theophilus Hunter, 8 b. Dec. 17, 1844. 

iv. Gabriel, 8 b. Jan. 25, 1848. 
v. Wetmore, 8 b. Mar. 2, 1850. 

vi. Laura Lydia, 8 b. Nov. 18, 1851 ; d. Jan. 29, 1857. 

vii. Hardy Lucien, 8 b. June 15, 1855. 

399. Elizabeth Christophers 7 (or Cogdell), b. March 6, 1819, at 
Newbern, N. C. ; d. Sept. 12, 1885, at Fayetteville, N. C. ; 
m. Sept. 2, 1841, at Fayetteville, N. C, Samuel Johnston 
Hinsdale, b. March 26, 1817, at Middletown, Ct. ; d. June 
14, 1894, at Fayetteville, N. C, where he lived; he was a 
druggist and chemist and Senior Warden of the P. E. Church 
there for 24 y. He was a son of John and Harriet 
(Johnston) Hinsdale of Middletown, Ct. 

Children: 2 (Hinsdale), 1 son and 1 dau. : 
i. John Wetmore, 8 b. Feb. 4, 1843 ; m. Ellen Devereux. 
ii. Frances Broadfoot, 8 b. Nov. 8, 1845 > m - James Cameron 
MacRae. 
Samuel Johnston Hinsdale m. (2) Sept. 28, 1886, Mary 
( ) Broadfoot, widow of James B. Broadfoot of Fay- 
etteville, N. C. 

Child: 1 (Hinsdale) son. Not in Christophers line. 
1. Theodore, b. March 30, 1892. 

400. Thomas Badger, 7 b. April 7, 182 1 ; he lived at Selma, Ala., 
and was a lawyer of high reputation; m. Octavia T. Hill 
of Livingston, Ala. 

Child: 1 (Wetmore) son: 

i. Robert Smith, 8 b. July 1, 1856. 

401. George Badger, 7 b. Feb. 16, 1823; he was a minister of the 
P. E. Church and pastor of the church at Wood Leaf, Rowan 
Co., N. C. ; m. June, 1850, at Fayetteville, N. C, Rose Hall. 
Children: 4 (Wetmore), 3 sons and 1 dau.: 

i. William Hall, 8 b. April 17, 1852. 

ii. George Badger, 8 b. Dec. 26, 1853. 

iii. Annie Troy, 8 b. Jan. 9, 1856. 

iv. Samuel Hinsdale, 8 b. July 14, 1858. 

402. Frances Rebecca, 7 b. March 4, 1825 ; m. William Gillis 
Broadfoot of Fayetteville, N. C. 

Children: 8 (Broadfoot) sons: 
i. Charles Wetmore. 8 
ii. George Badger. 8 
iii. William Wilson. 8 



1921.] Christophers Family. 235 

iv. Thomas Wetmore. 8 
v. James Baker. 8 
vi. Andrew. 8 
vii. Frank Hinsdale. 8 
viii. John Barrett. 8 

403. Lydia Cogdell, 7 b. Nov. 28, 1829; m. June, 1856, Philip 
Augustus Wiley. 

404. William Robards, 7 b. Nov. 8, 1833 ; he lived at Selma, Ala. ; 
he was a lawyer and prepared for the Protestant Episcopal 
Ministry. 

Authorities : 

Wetmore Genealogy, pp. 452-4, 480-3. 

Cullum's Register Graduates U. S. M. A., Vol. I, p. 359. 

Hinsdale Genealogy, pp. 125, 206, 332-4. 

343. Lucy 6 Christophers (Peter, 5 John, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r., 8 
Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Sept. 18, 1780, at New London; 
d. July 3, 1824, at New London and was there bur. in Cedar Grove 
Cemetery; m. June 22, 1806, at New London, Orlando Hallam, b. 
Nov. 16, 1790, at New London ; he was a merchant ; d. Nov. 5, 1836, 
aged 56, at New London and was there bur. in Cedar Grove Ceme- 
tery. He was a son of Robert Hallam who m. Sept. 17, 1779, Lydia 
Adams (who was b. July 19, 1757) of New London, Ct. 
Children: 3 (Hallam), 2 sons and 1 dau., all b. in New London: 

405. Robert Alexander, 7 b. Sept. 30, 1807; d. Jan. 4, 1877, at 
New London; m. Phebe A. Curtis who was b. in Meriden, 
Ct., June 21, 1815; d. in New London, Jan. 27, 1891, aged 
76 y. 7- m. 6 d. ; no children. He graduated at Yale Col- 
lege in 1827 and was installed as rector of St. James P. E. 
Church, New London, Jan. 1, 1835, and remained its rector 
until his death. 

406. Orlando Adams, 7 b. Oct. 28, 1809; d. Jan. 28, 1816, aged 5 
y. at New London. 

407. Abby Christophers, 7 b. July 30, 181 1; d. May 30, 1833, 
aged 22 y. at New London ; not m. 

Authorities : 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, genealogist of New London, Ct. 
Col. C. D. Parkhurst, genealogist of New London. 

344. Sally 6 Christophers (Peter, 5 John, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r., 8 
Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. March 21, 1782, at New London; 
m. June 24, 1817, at New London, as his second wife, Dr. Isaac 
Thompson (see also record No. 353), b. Aug. 24, 1775, at Stratford, 
Ct. He was a wholesale drug merchant in New London where he d. 
March 2, 1852 and was there bur. He was a son of Lieut. William 
Thompson by his wife Mehitable Ufford, who lived at Stratford, Ct. 
Children : None. 

Dr. Isaac Thompson m. (1) Jan. 5, 1800, at Salem, Ct., by the 
Rev. David Higgins of Hamburg, Catherine 6 Mumford (see records 
Nos. 175 and 353), b. Aug. 22, 1777, at Salem, Ct. ; d. Aug. 30, 1816, 
aged 39, at New London and was there bur. She was a dau. of John 
Mumford by his wife Lucretia 6 Christophers, No. 353, of Salem, Ct. 
Children: 8 (Thompson), 1 son and 7 dau'ts. for whose records see 
under record No. 353. 



2t6 Christophers Family. [July 

Dr. Isaac Thompson m. (3) Huldah Thompson, dau. of Israel 
Thompson of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Children: None. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Charts bet. pp. 68-9 and pp. 156-7, 
165. 

Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, by John R. Totten, Record No. 270, N. 
Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, 1910-1918. 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, genealogist, New London, Ct. 

Chesebrough Genealogy, pp. 207-9. 

347. Mary 6 Christophers (Peter, 5 John, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r.,* 
Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Nov. 19, 1790, at New London; 
d. 1856, at New London ; m. May 2, 1824, at New London, Joseph 
Chew Sistare (see No. 248), b. Sept. 22, 1790, at New London; he 
lived at New London and d. there Nov. 17, 1851, aged 61 y. He 
was a son of Gabriel Sistare (b. 1754; d. Jan. 11, 1820, at New 
London, aged 66; m. Aug. 3, 1786) and his wife Frances Chew (b. 
1759; d. Oct. 11, 1841, aged 82; dau. of Joseph and Grace 4 (Chris- 
tophers) Chew (see No. 71)), of New London, Ct. 

Child: 1 (Sistare) son: 

408. Charles G., 7 b. May 23, 1826; d. July 9, 1899, at N. Y. City; 
m. Harriet Bassett. 6 children: 
i. Charles G., 8 d. July 14, 1893 ; m. A. Justina Bishop, 
ii. Julia L., 8 living New London, 1919; not m. 
iii. Robert Hallam, 8 d. April 6, 1898. 
iv. Horace R., 8 d. Feb. 28, 1909. 
v. Fred L., 8 living 1919, in Chicago, 
vi. Hattie B. 8 
Authority : 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, a New London genealogist. 

348. Richard Peter 6 Christophers (Peter, 5 John, 4 Hon. Capt. 
Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Jan. 17, 1793, at New 
London, Ct. ; d. 1829, in his 37th y., at New London, Huron Co., 
Ohio. He graduated at Yale College in 1814; studied medicine after 
graduation, and in the fall of 181 5 went West and settled first in 
Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio; in the winter of 1817-18 he was 
in Perkins, Mahoning Co., Ohio, and was a schoolmaster as well as 
a physician. Finally in 1824-5 he settled in New London, Huron 
Co., Ohio, where he was highly esteemed and where he d. lamented. 
He m. in Ohio, Chapman. 

Children: ? (Christophers). 

Authorities : 

Dexter's Yale Biographies, Vol. 1805-1815, p. 632. 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, a New London genealogist. 
350. Elizabeth 6 Mumford (Lucretia 5 Christophers, John, 4 Hon. 
Capt. Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. March 25, 1771, 
at Salem, Ct. ; d. Feb. 21, 1795, aged 24, at Salem, Ct., probably; m. 
June 24, 1790, at Salem (probably), Nathaniel Shaw Woodbridge, as 
his first wife, b. Nov. 4, 1771 ; bapt. Nov. 10, 1771, at New London; 
d. June 16 (or 17), 1797, in his 27th y. at Salem (or New London). 
He devoted himself to the pursuits of a country gentleman on his 
large estate in Salem which he inherited from the Shaw family. He 
was a son of the Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge (b. June 20, 1746; d. 



192 1.] Christophers Family. 2$J 

Sept. 6, 1776; m. Oct. 26, 1769) by his wife Mary Shaw (b. Sept. 
6, 1751 ; bapt. Oct. 6, 1751, at New London; d. June 10, 1775, at 
Bolton, Ct. ; dau. of Capt. Nathaniel and Temperance (Harris) 
Shaw) of New London, Ct. 
Children: 3 (WoodbridgeJ, daus., all probably b. at Salem, Ct. 

409. Mary (Polly) Shaw, 7 b. June 26, 1791 ; d. April 12, 1818, 
at Norwich, Ct. ; m. Jan. 2, 1810, Henry Perkins, b. April 
20, 1 78 1 ; d. Dec. 28, 1850. He was a son of Dr. Elisha and 
Sarah (Douglas) Perkins of Plainfield, Ct. 

Child: 1 (Perkins) dau.: 

i. Mary Woodbridge, 8 b. Dec. 12, 1812; m. May 12, 1835, 

Levi Hart Goddard, b. Oct. 30, 1808; d. May 9, 1861. 

He was a son of Hon. Calvin Goddard of Norwich, Ct., 

by his wife Alice ? 

Children : 4 (Goddard), 2 sons and 2 daus. : 

1. Alfred Mitchell, 9 b. June 19, 1836; d. May 9, 1863. 

2. Julia Chester, 9 b. Aug. 29, 1838; m. John G. Piatt. 

3. Henry Perkins, 9 b. July 25, 1842; m. (1) Louise 
Marston, who d. 1880; m. (2) Feb., 1882, Lida W. 
Acheson. 

4. Mary Woodbridge, 9 b. June 5, 1846; m. Louis C. Tif- 
fany by whom she had 4 children. 

410. Lucretia Mumford, 7 b. Oct. 10, 1792 (or 1794) ; d. March 
29, 1839; m. Jan. 16, 1815, Rev. Alfred Mitchell of Nor- 
wich, Ct. ; b. May 22, 1790; Yale College, 1809; d. Dec. 19, 
183 1. He was ordained pastor of the Second (Chelsea) 
Church, Norwich, Oct. 27, 1814, and remained its pastor 
until his death. 

They had 9 children (see Woodbridge Record, pp. 157-9 an< * 
Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, pp. 125-138). 

411. Elizabeth (Eliza), 7 b. Jan. 25, 1795; d. March 14, 1795. 
Nathaniel Shaw Woodbridge m. (2) May 5, 1796, Lois (or 

Louise) Mather of Colchester, Ct. (as her first husband), b. Lyme, 

Ct, Feb. 8, 1776; d. Feb. 15, 1823 (or 1816 according to Mather 

Genealogy). She was a dau. of Samuel and Alice (Ransom) Mather 

of Lyme, Ct. 

Child: 1 (Woodbridge) son. Not in Christophers line. 

i. Nathaniel Shaw, b. May 5, 1796 (or Feb., 1797) ; d. Nov. 24, 

1822, at Colchester, Ct. ; not m. 

Louise (Mather) Woodbridge m. (2) March 29, 1798, Dr. John 
Watrous, a physician of Colchester, Ct., by whom she had 2 ( Wat- 
rous) children: 

1. John Lucien. 

2. Frances Augusta. 

Authorities : 

Woodbridge Record, pp. 66-7, 106-7, 156-0. 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart bet. pp. 68-9 and p. 113. 

Hist. First Church, New London, pp. 521, 535. 

Mather Family, pp. 166-7, 240-I. 

Vital Records of Norwich, Ct., Vol. II, p. 595. 



238 Christophers Family. . [July 

351. Mary Mumfoed (Lucretia 5 Christophers, John, 4 Hon. 
Capt. Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. April 17, 1774, 
at Salem, Ct. ; d. March 22 (or 25), 1830, at New London, Ct., and 
was there bur. ; m. Feb. 11, 1805, at Salem (or Hamburg), Ct., Hon. 
Elias Perkins of New London, as his second wife, b. April 5, 1767, 
at Norwich, Ct. ; Yale College, 1786; he was a lawyer, Judge of the 
New London County Court and a Member of the U. S. Congress; 
he lived in New London in the old Shaw Mansion; d. Sept. 27, 1845, 
aged 78, at New London. He was a son of Dr. Joseph Perkins (b. 
Aug. 10, 1733; d. May 5, 1775; m. May 10, 1757, at Norwich) and 
his wife Joanna Burnham (b. 1734; d. May 16, 181 1, aged 77) of 
Lisbon and Norwich, Ct. 
Children : 2 (Perkins) sons: 

412. Oliver Ellsworth, 7 b. Jan. 26, 1806; bapt. New London, 
Nov. 25, 1809. 

413. Elias, 7 b. July 28, 1808. 

Hon. Elias Perkins m. (1) March 14, 1790, at New London, 
Lucretia Shaw Woodbridge, b. Aug. 7, 1773; bapt. Aug. 15, 1773, 
at New London ; d. March 6, 1802, at New London and was bur. 
there. She was a dau. of Rev. Ephraim and Mary (Shaw) Wood- 
bridge of New London. 

Children: 6 (Perkins), 4 sons and 2 daus., all b. in New London. 
Not in Christophers line. 

1. Nathaniel Shaw, b. Feb. 11, 1792; d. May 25, 1870; m. May, 
1818, Mary Richards, b. Jan. 28, 1801. She was a dau. of Ben- 
jamin Richards. He was the leading physician in New London 
and lived in the old Shaw Mansion on Bank Street (now the 
New London Historical Society building). He had 13 children, 
one of whom, Miss Jennie Perkins, still survives (1920). 

2. Thomas Shaw, b. Aug. 10, 1793; d. Oct. 14, 1844; Yale College 
1812 ; lawyer in New London; m. (1) Jan. 4, 1818, Cornelia 
Leonard of Lansingburgh, N. Y., who d. May 8, 1818, at sea, 
on passage from Bordeaux to N. Y. City. He m. (2) Feb. 23, 
1820, Mary Ann Griswold, dau. of Gov. Griswold of Lyme, Ct. 
He had 11 children, all by second wife, of whom 4 were living 
in 1882. 

3. Joseph, b. Sept. 21, 1794; d. young. 

4. Lucretia Woodbridge, b. Feb. 23, 1796; d. April, 1829; m. 1817, 
Hon. Thomas W. Williams, d. Dec, 1874, aged 84. He was a 
leading merchant in New London, Member of Congress, 1839- 
1843; 8 children of whom only I was living in 1882. 

5. Ellen Elizabeth, b. May 2^ 1799; d. Feb. 26, 1877; m. Nov. 14, 
1820, Charles Griswold, son of Gov. Roger Griswold of Lyme, 
Ct. ; d. Aug. 7, 1839; 8 children of whom 3 were living in 1882. 

6. Oliver Ellsworth, b. Aug. 6, 1801 ; d. Nov. 25, 1801. 
Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, chart bet. pp. 68-9 and pp. 151, 159. 

Woodbridge Record, pp. 107-8. 

Hist. First Church, New London, pp. 535, 546, 552. 

Perkins Family, Ipswich Branch, pp. 28, 55. 

Vital Records of Norwich, Ct., pp. 362-3. 

Bailey's Early Conn. Marriages, Book II, p. 31. 



1 92 1.] Christophers Family. 239 

353. Catherine 6 Mumford (Lucretia 5 Christophers, John, 4 Hon. 
Capt. Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Aug. 22, 1777, 
at Salem, Ct., d. Aug. 20, 1816, at New London, aged 39 y. ; m. Jan. 
5, 1800, at Elm Grove Farm, Salem, Ct., by the Rev. David Higgins 
of Hamburg, Ct., Dr. Isaac Thompson of New London, Ct., where 
he was a wholesale druggist and the inventor of "Thompson's Eye 
Water," the formula for which he subsequently gave to John Leland 
Thompson of Troy, N. Y., a wholesale druggist in that city. Dr. 
Isaac Thompson was also a half-brother of Anthony Thatcher of 
New London, who m. Lucretia Christophers 6 Mumford, No. 355 
of this genealogical record. Isaac Thompson was b. Aug. 24, 1775, 
at Stratford, Ct. ; d. March 2, 1852, at New London, and was bur. 
there. He was a son of Lieut. William Thompson by his wife Me- 
hitable Ufford, who lived at Stratford, Ct. Catherine 6 Mumford 
(No. 353) was Dr. Isaac Thompson's first wife. 
Children: 8 (Thompson), 1 son and 7 daus., all b. in New London: 

414. John Mumford, 7 b. July 4, 1801 ; d. May 23, 1882, aged 80 
y. 10 m. 19 d. at New London; he m. Frances M. Miller, of 
Waterford, Ct. : 3 children. 

415. Catherine Elizabeth, 7 b. May 25, 1803; d. Jan. 9, 1889, at 
Washington, D. C, aged 85 y. ; m. Oct. 2, 1832, at New 
London, Stanley Griswold Trot : 3 children. 

416. Lucretia Christophers, 7 b. March 24, 1805; m. (on his death 
bed) Jabez Perkins Whiting (son of Edward and Mary 
( ) Whiting) who d. Dec. 7, 1824, aged 22 : no children. 

417. Abbie Mumford, 7 b. Sept. 23, 1807; d. May 30, 1888, at 
Troy, N. Y. ; not m. 

418. Mary Perkins, 7 b. Aug. 24, 1809; d. Feb. 24, 1892, at Troy, 
N. Y. ; m. John Leland Thompson of Troy, N. Y., b. Dec. 1, 
1797, at Amenia, N. Y. ; d. March 27, 1880, at Troy, N. Y. ; 
he was a son of Ezra and Sarah (Burton) Thompson. 
They had 8 children. 

419. Elizabeth Woodbridge, 7 b. April 19, 181 1 ; d. 19 — ?, at Sara- 
toga, N. Y., at a very advanced age ; not m. 

420. Ellen Douglass, 7 m. Fred. Lenig. 

421. Susan, 7 d. young. 

Dr. Isaac Thompson m. (2) June 24, 1817, at New London, 
Sally 6 (Sarah) Christophers (see Record No. 344), b. New Lon- 
don, March 21, 1782. She was a dau. of Peter 5 and Abigail (Miller) 
Christophers, of New London, Ct., see Record No. 174. Children: 
None. 

Dr. Isaac Thompson m. (3) Huldah Thompson (dau. of Israel 
Thompson of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.) 
Children : None. 

For continued record of Nos. 413 to 420, incl., see Chesebrough 
Genealogy by Anna Chesebrough Wildey, pp. 207 to 209, incl. 

Authorities : 

Chronicles of a Connecticut Farm, Chart bet. pp. 68-9 and pp. 156-7, 165. 
Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy by John R. Totten, Record No. 270 of 
Capt. John Thacher of Stratford, Ct., published in the N. Y. Gen. 
& Biog. Record, 1910-1918. 



24O Christophers Family. [July 

Chesebrough Genealogy, pp. 207-9. 

B. M. D., New London Town Records, Vol. Ill, p. 193. 

Miss Lucretia W. Smith, genealogist, New London, Ct. 

355. Lucretia Christophers 6 Mumford (Lucretia 5 Christo- 
phers, John, 4 Hon. Capt. Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), 
b. Aug. 10, 1785, at Salem, Ct. ; d. April 6, 1871, at New London, 
Ct., and was bur. there in Cedar Grove Cemetery, tombstone; m. 
Feb. 24, 1806, at New London, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Isaac 
Thompson, by the Rev. Charles Seabury of the P. E. Church, An- 
thony Thatcher (see Thatcher Genealogy, by John R. Totten, 
Record No. 850), b. Jan. 7, 1782, at Stratford, Ct. ; he lived in 
New London where he was cashier of the New London Bank ; d. 
Dec. 26, 1844, aged 62 y., at New London and was there bur. in 
Cedar Grove Cemetery, tombstone. He was a son of Capt. John 
Thacher of Stratford, Ct, by his wife Mehitable (Ufford) Thomp- 
son of Stratford, Ct. Mrs. Mehitable (Ufford) Thompson was 
the widow of Lieut. William Thompson of Stratford, Ct., and Dr. 
Isaac Thompson who m. (1) Catherine 6 Mumford (No. 353) and 
(2) Sarah 6 (Sally) Christophers (No. 344) was her son by Lieut. 
William Thompson and hence the half-brother of Anthony Thatcher. 
Children: 12 (Thatcher), 5 sons and 7 daus., all b. in New London: 

422. Nathaniel Woodbridge, 7 b. May 25, 1807; d. Nov. 13, 1874; 
m. Sarah Bedinger. 

423. Lucretia Mumford, 7 b. Sept. 30, 1808; d. July 29, 1895; m. 
Nathaniel Hazard Perry, U. S. Navy. 

424. Mary Woodbridge, 7 b. April 30, 1810; d. June 22, 1822, in 
early girlhood. 

425. John Christophers, 7 b. Feb. 29, 1812; d. Dec. 20, 1884; m. 
(1) Mary Fitch; m. (2) Mary Tyler Graves. 

426. Eloise Hardy, 7 b. Nov. 27, 1813; d. July 9, 1899; not m - 

427. George Thompson, 7 b. Jan. 20, 1816; d. May 24, 1895; m. 
Harriet Amanda Lichtenberger. 

428. Daniel Anthony, 7 b. Sept. 3, 1817 (or 1819) ; d. Aug. 6 (or 
16), 1891 ; not m. 

429. Henry Perkins, 7 b. Sept. 9, 1819 (or 1820) ; d. July, 1853; 
not m. 

430. Abigail (Abby) Mumford, 7 b. June 21, 1821 ; d. Oct. 18, 
1897; not m. 

431. Julia Hubbell, 7 b. March 6, 1823; d. Jan. 31, 1906; m. Gen. 
James Totten, U. S. Army. 

432. Elizabeth Wetmore, 7 b. Oct. 4, 1825; d. Sept. 22, 1910; 
not m. 

433. Mary Perkins, 7 b. Oct. 16, 1830; d. Feb. 24, 1909; m. Col. 
Augustus Gilman Robinson, U. S. A. 

In addition to the above recorded 12 children, all of whom sur- 
vived infancy, there were two others, twins, Anthony 7 and Antoi- 
nette 7 who d. in infancy. 

For a full record of the ancestors and descendants of Anthony 
Thatcher, see the Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, by John R. Totten. 
N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, 1910-1918. 



1921.] Christophers Family. 24 1 

Authority: 

Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy (AT. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, 1910-1918), 
record No. 850 and subsequent thereto. 
361. Joanna 6 Holt (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, John, 4 Hon. 
Christ'r., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Jan. 21, 1794, at New 
London, Ct. ; d. Oct. 27, 1846, aged 52 ; m. Feb. 21, 1816 (or March, 
1816), Jason Allen Rogers, b. May 30, 1790; bapt. April 1, 1802, 
at New London (birth date as recorded on monument Dec. 28, 
1789) ; d. April 10, 1881. He was a son of James Rogers (b. Oct. 
20, 1765, at New London; d. Feb. 7, 1835, at East Lyme, Ct.) and 
his wife Mary or Polly Allen (b. April 22, 1764; dau. of Jason and 
Lydia (Fox) Allen of Montville, Ct.) of New London, Ct., and of 
Lyme, Ct., in 1800. 
Children: 5 (Rogers), 4 sons and 1 dau.: 

434. Mary L., 7 b. June 2, 1817; d. June 30, 1859; she was a 
school teacher in New London. 

435- J°hn C., 7 b. Sept. 24, 1818; d. Dec. 9, 1841, at Mobile, Ala. 

436. James A., 7 b. May 15, 1820; d. Sept. 25, 1868, at San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

437. William F., 7 b. June 5, 1824; d. Aug. 18, 1849, at Tuolumne, 
Cal. 

438. George, 7 went to California and became a merchant. 

In this connection see also Records Nos. 308 and 381 to 385, 
incl. 
Authorities : 

Holt Genealogy, pp. 237, 242, 255. 

Hist. First Church, New London, p. 548. 

James Rogers and his Descendants, pp. 209-IO, 308. 

Hist, of Montville, Ct., p. 432. 

365. Francis William 6 Holt (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, John,* 
Hon. Capt. Christ'r., 3 Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Jan. 6, 1802, 
at New London, Ct. ; m. Jan. 4, 1832, Jeannette Harris. She was 

a dau. of Dyer and Lucinda ( ) Harris of New London. 

Children: 6 (Holt), 4 sons and 2 daus., all b. in New London: 

439. Andrew Harris, 7 b. April 11, 1833 ; d. April 1, 1854, aged 21. 

440. Henry William, 7 b. Sept. 5, 1835 ; lived in 1864 in Plainfield, 
111. 

441. Abby Elizabeth, 7 b. Dec. 5, 1837. 

442. Harriet Jeannette, 7 b. Sept. 1, 1840. 

443. John Christophers, 7 b. July 6, 1842. 

444. Francis Dyer, 7 b. Nov. 18, 1846. 

In connection with this record see also Records Nos. 312 and 386 
to 391, incl. 
Authority : 

Holt Genealogy, pp. 242, 258, 272-3. 

370. Abigail 6 Chesebrough (Mary 5 Christophers, Rich'd.,* 
Hon. Capt. Rich'd., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Jan. 26, 1761, 
at New London, Ct. ; m. George Hazard Perry. He was a son of 
Freeman Perry (b. Jan. 23, 1733; d. 1810-15) and his wife Mercy 
Hazard (b. Jan. 21, 1740; d. 1810) who lived at Matunnock, R. I. 
Children: 6 (Perry), 5 sons and 1 dan.: 

445. George Hazard. 7 



242 Christophers Family. [July 

446. Freeman, 7 m. Hannah Peckham. 

447. John. 7 

448. Gideon Babcock, 7 b. Oct. II, 1800; d. Sept. 30, 1879, at 
Hopkinsville, Ky.; m. Abby Stewart(dau. of Nathan Stewart 
of Brookfield, N. Y.), d. July 14, 1887, aged 82 y.; 4 
children. 

449. Harry. 7 

450. daughter. 7 
Authorities : 

Chesebrough Genealogy, pp. 326, 428. 

Hazard Genealogy, pp. 62-3, 105-6. 
372. Henry 6 Chesebrough (Mary 5 Christophers, Rich'd., 4 Hon. 
Capt. Rich'd., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Sept. 30, 1764; he 
lived at Whitestown, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 4, 1842; m. (1) Feb. 3, 1793, 
at New London, Ct., Elizabeth 6 Hurlbut (see No. 375), b. Jan. 23, 

1764, at New London; d. Oct. 20 (or 30), 1794, at New London. 
She was a dau. of Capt. Joseph Hurlbut of New London by his wife 
Elizabeth 5 Christophers (see No. 189), of New London. 
Children: None. 

Henry 6 Chesebrough m. (2) Asenath Maxon; m. (3) Elizabeth 
Congdon who d. Aug. 6, 1851. 

Children: 3 (Chesebrough), 2 sons and 1 dau., all b. in Brookfield, 
N. Y., whether by 2nd or 3rd marriage, is not determined: 

451. Elizabeth E., 7 m. Alonzo Phelps. 

452. Harry, 7 m. (1) Phoebe Nichols; m. (2) Emily Gritman. 

453. Amos, 7 b. May 29, 1827; d. Dec. 12, 1895; m. Lucy Ade- 
laide Huntington. 

Authority : 

Chesebrough Genealogy, pp. 326, 428. 

375. Elizabeth 6 Hurlbut (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, Rich'd., 4 
Hon. Capt. Rich'd., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Jan. 23, 
1764; d. Oct. 20 (or 30), 1794, at New London, Ct. ; m. Feb. 3, 
1793, at New London, Henry 6 Chesebrough (No. 372), her own 
first cousin, b. Sept. 30, 1764, at New London; d. Nov. 4, 1842; he 
lived at Whitestown, N. Y. He was a son of Col. Amos Chese- 
brough of New London, Ct., by his wife Mary 5 Christophers (No. 
188) of New London, Ct. 

Children : None. 

Henry 6 Chesebrough m. (2) Asenath Maxon; m. (3) Elizabeth 
Congdon, who d. Aug. 6, 1851. 

Children: 3 (Chesebrough), 2 sons and 1 dau., all b. at Brookfield, 
N. Y., whether by his 2nd or 3rd marriage is not determined : 

454. Elizabeth E., 7 m. Alonzo Phelps. 

455. Harry, 7 m. (1) Phoebe Nichols; m. (2) Emily Gritman. 

456. Amos, 7 b. May 29, 1827; d. Dec. 12, 1895; m. Lucy Ade- 
laide Huntington. 

Authority : 

Chesebrough Genealogy, pp. 326, 428. 

376. Capt. Samuel 6 Hurlbut (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, Rich'd., 4 
Hon. Capt. Rich'd., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. July 17, 

1765, at New London; m. June 2, 1796, Matilda Denison. She was 
a dau. of Elisha and Elizabeth (Noyes) Denison. 



1921.] Christophers Family. 243 

Children: 10 (Hurlbut), 7 sons and 3 daus., all b. in New London: 

457. Elizabeth Christophers, 7 b. July 6, 1797; not m. 

458. Joseph, 7 b. Aug. 22, 1799; d. June 5, 1875; m. June 16, 
1824, Mary Hattrick of New York: 11 children. 

459. Elisha Denison, 7 b. Sept. 3, 1801 ; d. Aug. 4, 1854, at El- 
mira, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 12, 1828, Mary Purser, dau. of George 
H. Purser of New York : 5 children. 

460. Richard, 7 b. July 24, 1803 ; d. Aug. 30, 1804, at New London. 

461. Samuel, 7 b. Mar. 4, 1806; d. Feb. 8, 1850, at Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; not m. 

462. John Denison, 7 b. July 10, 1808; d. Aug. 2, 1879; m. July 
18, 1831, Edwina Hicks of New York: 1 child. 

463. William Williams, 7 b. May 29, 1813; m. Nov. 25, 1839, 
Elizabeth W. Butler, dau. of Silas Butler of New York: 
no children. 

464. George, 7 d. July 15, 1846; m. June 21, 1836, Sarah Louisa 
Lewis of Brooklyn, N. Y. : 3 children. 

465. Matilda, Denison, 7 b. July 8, 1816 ; d. Mar. 25, 1837 ; m. 
Aug. 12, 1834, Ebenezer Learned, Jr., of New London : 2 
children. 

466. Mary, 7 b. May 27, 1820; d. July, 1820. 

Capt. Samuel 6 Hurlbut was at one time a midshipman in the 
U. S. Navy ; he was a merchant, ship chandler and sloop owner in 
the West Indies trade and held many positions of trust and im- 
portance in New London. 
Authority: 

Hurlbut Genealogy, pp. 96-7, 184-7, 437- 

378. Hannah 6 Hurlbut (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, Rich'd., 4 
Hon. Capt. Rich'd., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Dec. 12, 
1769, at New London; d. Aug. 30, 1855, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. 
Rev. William Patten, D.D., of Newport, R. I., d. Mar. 9, 1839, at 
Hartford, Ct, aged 76. 

Children: 7 (Patten), 3 sons and 4 daus.: 

467. Ruth. 7 

468. William Samuel. 7 

469. Joseph Hurlbut. 7 

470. George W., 7 b. 1808, at Newport; U. S. M. A. Class 1830; 
m. and left children. 

471. Mary Ann. 7 

472. Charlotte, 7 not m. 

473. Florida Calhoun. 7 
Authorities : 

Hurlbut Genealogy, pp. 57, 417-18. 

Cullum's Register of Graduates, U. S. M. A., Vol. I, pp. 376-7, No. 622. 

379. Mary 6 Hurlbut (Elizabeth 5 Christophers, Rich'd., 4 Hon. 
Capt. Rich'd., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. March 2, 1772 
(or 1773) at New London; d. Nov. 18, 1803; m. June 26, 1800, at 
Newport, R. I., George Dolbeare Avery, as his second wife, b. 
Groton, Ct., Aug. 19, 1763; he lived at New London and in Ohio 
and Virginia ; he was a merchant in New London and an ensign 
and captain in the military organization there 1794-5, and was an 
inventor of great skill; he d. April 16, i860, at Oxford, N. Y. 



244 Christophers Family. (July 

Children: None. 

George Dolbeare Avery m. (i) April i, 1790, at New London, 
Mary (Richards) Champlin (widow of Ludovic Champlin, who d. 
March 20, 1786, aged 39 and was bur. in Old Burying Ground, New 
London, gravestone), b. Dec. 3, 1752; d. Jan. 28, 1799. She was a 
dau. of Guy Richards (m. Jan. 18, 1747, at New London) and his 
wife Elizabeth Harris, of New London, Ct. 
Children: 3 (Avery) sons. Not in Christophers line. 

1. George, b. Jan. 23, 1791 ; d. Nov. 22, 1815, at New York 
City, not m. 

2. William, 1st, b. Nov. 29, 1793; d. Nov. 30, 1793. 

3. William, 2nd, b. Jan. 24, 1796; d. June 8, 1796. 
Authorities : 

Groton, Ct. Avery Clan, p. 353. 

New London Graveyard Inscriptions, by Prentis, p. 17. 

381. Lydia 6 Christophers (Lydia 5 Mumford, Sarah 4 Christo- 
phers, Hon. Capt. Rich'd., 3 Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Dec. 
27, 1775, at Liverpool, Nova Scotia; d. Dec. 23, 1799, at Wiscasset, 
Me.; m. April, 1797, Capt. Job Choate (as his first wife), b. Che- 
bacco Parish, Ipswich, Mass., March 1, 1766, in the forenoon; he 
was a sea-captain, master of his own vessel, and lived at Wiscasset, 
Me., and d. at Baltimore, Md., while in port with his vessel Dec, 
1813. He was a son of William Choate (b. Sept. 5, 1730, at Che- 
bacco, Mass. ; d. April 23, 1785 ; m. Jan. 16, 1756) and his wife Mary 
Giddings (b. March 27, 1732; d. Nov. 1, 1810, dau. of Job and 
Margaret (Low) Giddings) of Ipswich (Chebacco), Mass. 
Child: 1 (Choate) son, b. at Wiscasset, Me.: 

474. Warren Christophers, 7 b. Aug. 27, 1799; d. Sept. 2, 1874; m. 
Aug. 12, 1839, Susannah Gluyas Drew, b. Aug., 1813, at 
Redruth, Cornwall, Eng. ; d. March 19, 1889. She was a 
dau. of Solomon and Elizabeth (Gluyas) Drew. Warren 
Christophers 7 Choate lived at No. 310 Indiana Ave., Wash- 
ington, D. C. : 7 children (see Choates in America). 
Capt. Job Choate after the death of Lydia 6 (Christophers) 
Choate m. (2) Margaret Adams, who d. at Waddington, N. Y., 
1847 anQl by her he had 1 (Choate) son; not in Christophers line: 
1. David Job, b. June 2^, 1813; d. Oct. 28, 1892; m. Amanda 
Cornelia Ebaugh. 
In this connection, see also Records Nos. 336 and 393. 
Authority: 

Choates in America, pp. 62, 116, 215. 

238. 5 i. Elizabeth 6 Tinker (Elizabeth 5 Deshon, Joseph* Deshon, 
Ruth 3 Christophers, Hon. Rich'd., 2 Hon. Christ'r. 1 ), b. Aug. 24, 
1793; d. Feb. 22, 1834, at Chesterfield, Ct., and was bur. there; m. 
John Fitch, b. Jan. 1, 1789, at Chesterfield, Ct. ; d. June 21, 1872, at 
Montville, Ct., and was bur. there. He was a son of Thomas and 
Mary (Allen) Fitch of Chesterfield (Montville), Ct. 
Children: 7 (Fitch), 4 sons and 3 daus., all b. at Chesterfield (Mont- 
ville) : 

475. Thomas, 7 b. Jan. 29, 1813; d. Dec, 1892, at New London; 
m. at New London, Ann Smith. 



1 92 1.] Christophers Family. 245 

476. Maria, 7 b. Sept. 9, 1816; d. Jan. 22, 1901, at New Bedford, 
Mass. ; m. John G. Fitch. 

477. Elizabeth Cook, 7 b. Feb. 24, 1819; m. Francis W. Fitch. 

478. Harris Tinker, 7 b. Sept. 24, 1821 ; m. Almira N. Brown. 

479. John, 7 b. Feb. 29, 1824; not m. 

480. Mary, 7 b. Aug. 5, 1828 ; m. New London, July 9, 1857, David 
Walker. 

481. George Goddard, 7 b. Aug. 4, 183 1 ; m. Fanny Keeney. 
Authorities : 

Mrs. Mary (Walker) Raymond of New Bedford, Mass., on July 13, 
1901 (see E. C. Brewster Jones female Brewster Notes, Mss. N. Y. 
Gen. & Biog. Soc.) 

History of Montville, Ct., pp. 389-90. 



CHRISTOPHERS ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

VOL. L., p. 118, 26th line:— 

The word to, between differing and Moore's, should read from. 
VOL. L., p. 120, 3rd line from bottom of page: — 

Sarah 3 (Latham) Mayhew, wife of John 3 Mayhew was b. Oct. 
30, 1674. 
VOL. L., p. 121, 15th and 16th lines: — 

John Lampheer should read James Lampheer. 
VOL. L., p. 121 :— 

The record of the children of John 3 and Sarah (Latham) May- 
hew should read as follows : — 

Children: 8 (Mayhew), 3 sons and 5 daus., all b. in New London. 
17c. i. Sarah, 4 1st, b. June 7, 1705; bapt. June 10, 1705; d. 

June 15, 1705. 
I7d. ii. Joanna, 4 1st, b. June 8, 1705; bapt. June 10, 1705; d. 

June 16, 1705. 
17c iii. Wait, 4 b. March 6, 1708; d. March 18, 1724-5; not 
married, 
-f 18. iv. Elizabeth, 4 b. Oct. 26, 1709; bapt. Oct. 30, 1709; m. 

Dec. 23, 1729, Ebenezer Howard. 
+ 19. v. Joanna, 4 2nd, b. Jan. 28, 1710; bapt. Jan. 28, 1710; m. 

, 1750-1, Samuel Beebe. On Oct. 7, 1783 Joanna 

Beebe, a widow, sells to James Lampheer all rights, etc., 
in home lot which came to her from her brother, John 
Mayhew (No. 21). This shows her to have been alive 
and a widow on Oct. 7, 1783. 
+20. vi. Sarah, 4 2nd, b. Nov. 15, 1713; bapt. Nov. 22, 1713; m. 
Oct. 2, 1740, James Lampheer (not John Lampheer as 
printed). 

21. vii. John, 4 b. ; bapt. July 10, 1715 ; d. , 1746; not 

m. ; he made his will Jan. 14, 1745, and in it he left 
everything to his honored mother. 

22. viii. Thomas, 4 b. ; bapt. Oct. 20, 1717 ; d. Oct. 17, 1719. 

The will of John 3 Mayhew (No. 7) was dated Sept. 19, 1725, 

and was proved Nov. 3, 1726. In it he mentions his wife Sarah, 
daughters Elizabeth, Joanna and Sarah and son John, leaving his 
daughter Joanna £10. 



246 Christophers Family. [July 

VOL. L., p. 122: The record of Wait 3 Mayhew, No. 8, should 

read as follows : — 

8. Wait 3 Mayhew (Joanna 2 Christophers, Jeffery 1 ), b. Oct. 4, 

1680 ; bapt. Dec. 12, 1680 at New London, Ct. ; d. , 1707 ; not m. ; 

administration on his estate granted to his brother John 3 Mayhew, 

No. 7, Sept. 30, 1707. 

VOL. L., p. 122: Record No. 10, 4th line: 

(or Tahman) should read (or Talman). 
VOL. L., p. 213, 3rd line from bottom of page: 

Mary should read Ann. 
VOL. L., p. 217, 9th and 10th lines should read: 

He was a son of William and Mary (Willman) Albertson. 
VOL. L., p. 217, 6th line from bottom of page, note, should read: 

Mary (Willman) Albertson instead of Mary Wilmette Albertson. 
VOL. L., p. 218, Record No. 18, should read as follows: 

18. Elizabeth 4 Mayhew (John 3 Mayhew, Joanna 2 Christophers, 
Jeffery 1 ), b. Oct. 26, 1709 ; bapt. Oct. 30, 1709, at New London, Ct. ; 
m. Dec. 23, 1729, at New London, Ebenezer Howard (son of Nathan 
Howard), b. ; d. Nov. 3, 1766. 

Children: 8 (Howard), 3 sons and 5 daus., all b. in New London: 

50a. i. Elizabeth, 5 b. Sept. 30, 1730; d. Jan. 10, 1731-2. 
+51. ii. Elizabeth, 5 2nd, b. Dec. 25, 1731 ; bapt. July 16, 1732; 

d. ; m. Dec. 4, 1748 (int. pub. Oct. 16, 1748), John 

Monroe. 

Ebenezer, 5 b. Nov. 11, 1733; bapt. April 21, 1734. 

Abigail, 5 b. July 7, 1736; bapt. Aug. 29, 1736. 

Sarah, 5 b. March 25, 1739; bapt. May 27, 1739; d. 

May 9, 1769. 

John, 5 b. Oct. 3, 1740; bapt. June 6, 1742. 

Mary, 5 b. Sept. 28, 1743. 
55b. viii. William, 5 b. April 18, 1745 ; m. June 6, 1768, Martha 

Crocker. 
VOL. L., p. 219, Record No. 19 should read as follows: 

19. Joanna 4 Mayhew (John, 3 Joanna 2 Christophers, Jeffery 1 ), 

b. Jan. 28, 1710; bapt. Jan. 28, 1710, at New London; d. (after 

Oct. 7, 1783) ; m. (bet. May 7, 1750 and March 4, 1750-1) 

Lieut. Samuel 4 Beebe, as his 3rd wife, b. ; d. (previous 

to Oct. 7, 1783). Lieut. Samuel 4 Beebe m. (1) May 29, 1710, at 
New London, Sarah Tubbs, who d. Nov. 21, 1738 at New London ; 
he m. (2) May 14, 1739, Anna Harris (dau. of Asa Harris) who 
d. May 7, 1750, aged 42. Lieut. Samuel 4 Beebe by his 3rd wife, 
Joanna 4 Mayhew, is not known to have had any children. Lieut. 
Samuel 4 Beebe was a son of William 3 Beebe of New London 
(Samuel, 2 John 1 ). On Feb. 9, 1748-9 Samuel 4 Beebe and his wife 
Anna (Harris) Beebe, deed to his father, William 3 Beebe. On 
March 4, 1 750-1, Samuel 4 Beebe and his wife Joanna (Mayhew) 
Beebe deed to his father William 3 Beebe. On Oct. 7, 1783 Joanna 
Beebe, widow, deeds to James Lampheer all her right in home-lot in 
New London that descended to her from her brother John Mayhew. 



52. 


111. 


53- 


IV. 


54- 


V. 


55. 


vi. 


55a. 


Vll. 



iq2I.] Christophers Family. 2 47 

VOL. L., p. 219. In view of more recent information record No. 

20 should read as follows : 

20. Sarah* Mayhew (John 3 Mayhew, Joanna 2 Christophers, 

Jeffery 1 ), b. ; bapt. Nov. 22, 1713, at New London, Ct. ; d. 

, at ; m. Oct. 2, 1740, at New London, Capt. James 3 Lam- 

pheer (probably son of Theodosius 2 (George 1 ) and Rachel (Covey) 
Lampheer of Westerly, R. I.), b. Nov. 22, 1710 at Westerly, R. I. 

(probably) ; d. , at . Capt. James 3 Lampheer was one of 

the volunteers from Connecticut serving at the siege and fall of 
Louisburg, Nova Scotia in 1745. Family tradition of doubtful 
authority gives it that his father came from Nova Scotia to New 
London in 1730; but it seems more likely that he came to New Lon- 
don from Westerly, R. I. The tradition exists in the family that 
the emigrant ancestor was a Huguenot, which may be so. 

Children: 5 (Lampheer), 2 sons and 3 daus., all b. in New London: 

56. i. Sarah, 5 bapt. July 19, 1741, at New London. 

57. ii. Mary, 5 1st, bapt. June 12, 1743, at New London; d. 

, young. 

58. iii. Mary, 5 2nd, bapt. Jan. 19, 1745-6, at New London; d. 

Aug. 25, 1753, aged 8 years, and was bur. Aug. 26, 1753 
at New London. 

+59- iv. James, 5 b. , 1747; d. March 6, 1820; m. Grace 5 

Deshon (Henry 4 Deshon, Ruth 3 Christophers, Richard 2 
Christophers, Christopher 1 Christophers), see Record No. 
222 of the descendants of Christopher 1 Christophers, 
which forms a part of this record. Neither the birth nor 
baptism of this James 5 Lampheer is to be found in the 
New London records, but it is a firmly fixed belief in 
the Lampheer family record that he was a son of Capt. 
James and Sarah (Mayhew) Lampheer; and moreover 
there is a gap of 6 years between the record of the child 
Mary 5 Lampheer, bapt. Jan. 19, 1745-6, and the child 
Peter 5 Lampheer, bapt. Jan. 19, 1751-2, which gives some 
ground to the belief that another child may have been 
born in between them in 1747. We know that a James 
Lampheer married Grace 5 Deshon May 22, 1776, at New 
London and, based entirely upon the strength of family 
tradition, we have recorded him as the child of James 
and Sarah (Mayhew) Lampheer. 
60. v. Peter, 5 bapt. Jan. 19, 1751-2; d. Aug. 25, 1753, aged 
i l / 2 yrs. and was bur. Aug. 26, 1753. 

In Hempstead's Diary, p. 280, under date of Oct. 20, 1734 
(Sunday) we find: 

" Lampheer and Mary Chappel was published." In Bailey's 

Early Connecticut Marriages, Book II, p. 17, this marriage is re- 
corded as follows : "Lemuel Lanthur and Mary Chappel were mar- 
ried at New London, Dec. 26, 1734." I record these entries as by 
some it has been thought that Capt. James Lampheer may have mar- 
ried Mary Chappel as his first wife, before he married Sarah* May- 



248 Christophers Family. [July 

hew. The above entry in Bailey of the name Lemuel seems to 

dispose of this belief. 

VOL. L., p. 323, 6th line from bottom of page : 

Insert (2) before John Wiggin, Jr. 
VOL. LI., p. 16: Referring to Record No. 11 of Christopher 3 
Bradley : — 

It appears that Mary 2 (Christophers) Bradley- Youngs-Lynde, 
the mother of Christopher 3 Bradley, made her will Aug. 7, 1721, 
which will was proved at the New London Probate Court, Aug. 6, 
1724. The will shows that there was a pre-nuptial agreement ex- 
isting between Nathaniel Lynde and Mary (Christophers) Bradley- 
Youngs the widow of Col. Thomas Youngs (her second husband) 
of Southold, by which it was arranged that she should have the right 
to dispose of such estate as she was possessed of prior to her mar- 
riage to Nathaniel Lynde. In this will she makes mention of the 
following individuals : — 

Loving brother Richard Christophers (No. 4 of this record). 

Loving cousin Christopher Christophers (No. 12 of this record). 

Loving cousin Richard Christophers (No. 13 of this record). 

Loving cousin Mary Christophers, dau. of Cousin Christopher 
Christophers (No. 45 of this record). 

Loving cousin Mary Christophers, dau. of Cousin Richard 
Christophers (No. 54 of this record). 

Loving cousin Mary Young, wife of Joshua Young, and her dau. 
Mary (No. 30 of the descendants of Jeffery 1 Christophers). 

Daughters of brother Richard Christophers (Nos. 17, 19, 21, 
23, 24, 25, 26, of this record). 

Two grandsons, Peter Bradley and Jonathan Bradley (No. 42 of 
this Record). 

Cousin Christopher Christophers, Executor. 

From this will we therefore see that on Aug. 7, 1721, the testa- 
trix had a grandson Peter* Bradley as well as a grandson Jonathan 4 
Bradley, and hence the number of children of Christopher 3 Bradley 
should be increased by one son, viz : — 

42a. Peter, 4 b. (prior to Aug. 7, 1721) ; d. (certainly 

alive Aug. 7, 1721, and possibly Aug. 6, 1724) ; he is men- 
tioned in the will of his grandmother Mary (Christophers) 
Bradley-Youngs-Lynde, dated Aug. 7, 1721, and proved 
Aug. 6, 1724. His subsequent history is not known. 

The fact that James 4 Bradley is not mentioned in this will of his 
grandmother may be because his death possibly occurred on Feb. 6, 
1723-4 (before the will was probated), and not as given on page 
16, as Feb. 6, 1724-5. Or it may have been because he was a con- 
firmed invalid and not expected to live when the will was made 
in 1721. 
VOL. LI., p. 21, 25th line:— 

Lyme, N. Y., should read Lyme, Conn. 
VOL. LI., p. 215, last line of the page, with reference to Sarah 
? wife of John Stackmaple, Senior: — 



1 92 1.] Christophers Family, 249 

John Shackmaple, Senior, of New London, m. Sarah Townley, 
daughter of Richard Townley, by his wife Elizabeth (Smith) Law- 
rence-Carteret-Townley, of Elizabethtown, N. J. (See Townley 
Chart in pocket of back cover of the work, The Lawrence, Chase, 
Townley Estate, The Mystery Solved, by Frank Alden Hill). The 
wife of Richard Townley was the daughter of Richard (called 
"Bull") Smith, the patentee of Smithtown, Long Island, N. Y., by 
his wife Sarah Folger Smith. Richard Smith died March 2, 1691-2. 
He signed his will March 5, 1691, and it was proved May 2, 1693. 
He must have drawn this will up some 11 years prior to officially 
signing it, as in it he speaks of his daughter Lawrence (one time 
wife of Captain William Lawrence, who died in 1680). Elizabeth 

Smith was b. — — , in Smithtown, N. Y., probably; d. (she 

made her will March 8, 1711-12, and it was proved July 23, 1712) ; 

she is buried in Elizabethtown, N. J. Elizabeth Smith m. (1) ? 

(intention published and license granted March 4, 1664) to Cap- 
tain William Lawrence of Flushing, Long Island, N. Y., b. ; 

d. , 1680 (prior to March 30, 1681). She m. (2) on or shortly 

after March 30, 1681 (on which date she signed a pre-nuptial agree- 
ment with her second husband), to Capt. Sir Philip Carteret who 

was the first Governor of the Province of New Jersey, b. , at 

; d. (will signed Dec. 10, 1682). She m. (3) ? 

(probably shortly after Dec. 10, 1682 when Capt. Sir Philip Car- 
teret made his will) to Richard Townley, b. , in , England; 

d. , 1707-8, intestate at ? and was buried in Elizabethtown, 

N. J., by whom she had two sons and 1 daughter, Sarah Townley, 
who m. John Shackmaple of New London. 

Richard Townley came to America in the suite of Lord Howard, 
Baron of Effingham, who succeeded Culpepper as Royal Governor of 
Virginia from 1684 to 1688. He settled in Elizabethtown, N. J., 
where he became a Colonel of Militia. He was one of the Privy 
Council of Deputy Governor Lord Neil Campbell in 1686. He 
was a cousin of Jeremiah Townley of London, who was the father 
of Margaret Frances Townley who m. Richard Chase and settled 
in Maryland. For a full recording of the pedigree of Richard 
Townley into the dim past, see the chart of Frank Alden Hill's 
book above referred to. He was the 8th son of Nicholas and Joanna 
(White) Townley of England. 
VOL. LI., p. 216, under head of record 191 we gather as follows: — 

The Town Records of New London state: "Robert Colfax, 
son of Mr. George Colfax and Lucy his wife, and Sarah Wilson, 
daughter of Capt. Thomas Wilson and Sarah his wife, were mar- 
ried in 1781." Hence the record of the children of John Shack- 
maple, Jr., by his wife Elizabeth 4 Christophers should be corrected 
to read as follows : — 

Children: 5 (Shackmaple), 2 sons and 3 daus., all b. in New 
London : — 

190. i. Sarah, 5 b. Wednesday, July 4, 1733 ; m. Capt. Thomas 
Willson (or Wilson). 
Children: 3 (Willson or Wilson), 1 son and 2 daus.: — 



250 Christophers Family. [July 

1. Sarah, 6 b. ; d. Dec. 1, 1801 ; m. 1781 Robert 3 

Colfax (son of George 2 (John 1 ) Colfax (bapt. 
New London, March 17, 1727-8; d. March 28, 1766 

in his 38th year) and his wife Lucy ? of New 

London, Conn.) bapt. New London, July 4, 1762. 
Children: 5 (Colfax), 3 sons and 2 daus.: — 

i. Robert, 7 b. Feb. 10, 1782; m. Nov. 16, 1807, 
Ann Colfax. 

ii. George, 1 b. Nov. — , 1783. 
iii. Maria, 7 b. July — , 1785. 
iv. Harriet, 7 b. Feb. 28, 1789. 

v. William, 7 b. Apr. — , 1791. 

Robert Colfax, Senior, m. (2) June 24, 1803, 
Elizabeth 6 (Willson) Colfax, sister of his first wife 
and widow of his brother Jonathan Colfax. 
Children by this second marriage : None. 

2. Elizabeth, 6 b. ; d. ; m. (1) Dec. 15, 1783, 

at New London, Jonathan 3 Colfax (son of George 2 

(John 1 ) Colfax by his wife Lucy ? of New 

London), b. March 12, 1758; bapt. March 26, 1758 
at New London ; d. Jan. — , 1790. 

Children: 3 (Colfax), 2 sons and 1 dau. : — 

i. Jonathan, 7 b. Jan. 15, 1785. 

ii. Richard, 7 b. Nov. 15, 1787. 
iii. Elizabeth, 7 b. March 3, 1789. 

Elizabeth 6 (Wilson) Colfax, widow of Jonathan 
Colfax m. (2) June 24, 1803, Robert 3 Colfax as 
his second wife, his first wife having been her sister 
Sarah 6 (Wilson) Colfax who d. Dec. 1, 1801. 

3. Thomas, 6 b. ; d. ; m. (1) Sarah Durfee 

(sister of Richard Durfee who m. Sarah Palmes, 
dau. of Andrew Palmes who graduated Harvard 
College 1703), b. ; d. . 

Children: 2 (Wilson) daughters. 
i. Maria. 7 

ii. Charlotte, 7 m. James Edgerton. 
Child: 1 (Edgerton) dau.: — 
i. Sarah, 8 who m. Edward Learned. 
Child: 1 (Learned) daughter: 
i. Elizabeth, 9 who is said never to have 
married. 
Thomas, 6 m. (2) Phebe Durfee (his wife's sister). 
Children: 4 (Wilson), 1 son and 3 daus. — 
iii. Sally. 7 
iv. Elizabeth. 7 
v. Louisa. 7 
vi. Thomas.' 

191. ii. Elizabeth, 5 b. Dec. 5, 1734; d. ? 

192. iii. Lydia, 5 b. July 2, 1736. 

193. iv. John, 6 same as in original article. 

194. v. Richard, 5 same as in original article. 



iq2I.] Mabie Family. 25 I 

VOL. LI., p. 339, under head of Record No. 222, the children of 
Grace (Deshon) Lampheer should read: — 

Children: 9 (Lampheer), 4 sons and 5 daus., all b. in New London. 
VOL. LI., p. 339, next to last line on page: 

The date of marriage of Sarah 6 Lampheer should read March 
22, 1798 (not March 12). 

VOL. LI., p. 340, the 9th child of Grace (Deshon) Lampheer should 
read Daniel (not Grace as printed). 

{Concluded.) 



MABIE FAMILY. 



Contributed by Miss Sarah Adelaide Mabie,* 

No. 4935 Pasadena Avenue Terrace. Los Angeles, Cal. 



The earliest known progenitor of this family in America was 

1. Seigneur Pierre Mabille de Nevi, having estates in Neuvy, 
south of Angers, in the old province of Anjou, which is now in the 
Department of Maine and Loire, France. While not established 
by absolute proof, yet there are facts which show that he probably 
held high rank in Coligny's army, and that he made his escape from 
France after the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day, Aug. 24, 1572, 
and found refuge in the city of Naarden, Holland. He was a 
Huguenot. 

2. He had a son Caspar Mabille, known as the Sergeant, who 
was born probably in Naarden, Holland. He was in New Am- 
sterdam (later New York) in 1650, where his name appears, on 
Nov. 6 of that year, as a witness to the baptism of Joris, son of Joris 
Homes, and on which record he signs himself Caspar de Sergiant. 

3. Caspar Mabille had a son Pieter Mabille, whose name ap- 
pears on the petition made in July, 1621, by Frenchmen located in 
Leyden, Holland, requesting that they be sent to America. In 
this petition he signs his name Pierre Gaspard. The first trace 
we have of him in New Amsterdam is in 1647, when on Feb. 17, 
of that year he signs as a witness to the baptism of Hendrick, son 
of Abraham Ryck and in this record he signs himself Pieter Van 
Aerden (i. e. Pieter from Naarden). 

Again in 1650, April 10, he signs himself Pieter Casparszen, as 
a witness to the baptism of Abraham, son of Abraham Willemszen 
by his wife Aechtie Jans; his signature in this instance following 
another of the Dutch customs to convey the information that he 
was Pieter son of Caspar. This Pieter Mabille (known variously 
as Pieter Van Aerden [Naarden] and Pieter Casparszen) married 
in New Amsterdam about 1651 Aechte (Agatha) Jans Van Nor- 
den, who was a widow at time of this marriage. He lived on the 
west side of Broad Street, New Amsterdam, where he owned a 

* These notes were originally compiled by Edward C. Marshall (de- 
ceased), then of 127 Washington Street, New York City. 



252 Mabie Family. [July 

homestead. He was made an excise commissioner by the burgo- 
masters and scheppens on May 5, 1654; and his name is found on 
the list of small burghers of New Amsterdam. His death took 
place about 1665. His widow continued to live many years in the 
old home on Broad Street and she died about 1689. 

The name Mabille (contracted to the Anglicized form Mabie 
on account of its pronunciation) was abandoned during three gen- 
erations, probably in the first instance on account of the desire of 
the original refugee to avoid identification as a Huguenot, a not un- 
usual procedure amongst refugees at this period ; and probably in 
the second instance due to his Dutch environment and compliance 
with their customs as to family nomenclature. 

Children of Pieter Mabille (also known as Van Naerden, Van 
Naarden or Casparszen) by his wife Aechte Jans Van Norden: 
6, 2 sons and 4 dau'ts : — all baptized in Dutch Church, New Am- 
sterdam, viz : — 

4. Marritien (Martha) (dau. of Pieter Casparszen), bapt. Sept. 
12, 1652. 

5. Jan (John) (son of Pieter Van Naerden), bapt. Oct. 4, 1654; 
m. Elizabeth Rees. He continued to use the name Van Naer- 
den which the Dutch had given to his father. After 1709 the 
name was spelled in the English fashion Van Norden. The 
Hackensack, N. J., family of Van Nordens are descended 
from this individual. This branch of the family furnishes 
a good example (when compared with other branches) of a 
state of affairs often found amongst Dutch settlers, that is 
of having two branches of the same family making use of 
different and distinct family surnames. 

6. Engeltje (Angelica) (dau. of Pieter Van Naerden and 
Aeghte Jans), bapt. Sept. 6, 1656; m. Jan Jansen Mol, a 
shipbuilder. 

7. Metje (Mary) (dau. of Pieter Van Naerden and Aegtie 
Jans), bapt. April 4, 1658; m. Jan Pierrot, a shipbuilder. She 
is called Meta (Mary) Meby on the records of the French 
Church in New Amsterdam. 

-}-8. Caspar (son of Pieter Van Naerden and Aechtie Jans), bapt. 
Feb. 15, 1660 (see below). 
9. Tryntie (Catherine) (dau. of Pieter Casparszen Van Naer- 
den and Aefje Jans), bapt. Dec. 17, 1662; m. Hans Hen- 
dricksen Spier of Bergen, N. J., the founder of a numerous 
family.* 
8. Caspar Mabie. bapt. Feb. 15, 1660. He resumed the use of 
his ancient family surname of Mabille, in its anglicized form of 
spelling and pronunciation (Mabie). This fact is shown conclu- 
sively in the records of the baptisms of his children both in New 
Amsterdam and in Hackensack, N. J. He m. Dec. 14, 1687! (int. 
pub. Nov. 18, 1687), Elizabeth Schureman. The record of this 

*See N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Soc. Collections, Vol. II, Dutch Church Bap- 
tisms (Vol. I), pp. 22, 27, 32, 38, 43, 48, 55, 67. 
t Vol. I, Marriages, p. 63. 



ig2l.] 



Mabie Family. 253 



marriage in the Dutch Church Marriages published by the N. Y. 
Gen & Biog. Society, in Vol. I of its Collections, p. 63, reads thus :— 
Banns published Nov. 18, 1687, between Caspar Pieterszen Neby 
(thus read for Mabie), j. m. Van New York, Lysbeth Schuermans, 
j. d., Van Santfort, wonende beyde alhier, were married Dec. 14, 

The Schureman family later became identified with New Ro- 
chelle N. Y., and New Brunswick, N. J., and is a noted stock. 
Caspar Mabie removed first to Harlem, N. Y., and thence to 
Closter, N. J. , . _, . . 

Children ot Caspar and Elizabeth (Schureman) Mabie : 7 sons — 
-f 10. Peter, §bapt. New York, Dec. 26, 1689 (son of Caspar Fie- 
tersz Mevi and Lysbeth Schuermans) see below. 

11. Frederick, §bapt. New York, Sept. 1, 1695 (son of Caspar 
Mebie and Elizabeth Shuermans). He lived in N. Y. City 
and had a large family. 

12. Teremias, §bapt. New York, June 25, 1699 (son of Caspar 
Mebie and Elizabeth Scheurmans). He settled in Upper 
Rochelle, three miles north of New Rochelle, N. Y. 

13 Abraham, §bapt. New York, Nov. 18, 1705 (son of Caspans 
Maebie and Elizabeth Schuermans). He settled in New 
Rochelle, N. Y., where he m. Sylvie Caquillet , a French 
Hueuenot. His sons Abraham and Peter settled at Lake 
Mahopac, N. Y. The Putnam County, N. Y., Mabies are 
descended from Abraham. Mr. Hamilton Mabie, one time 
Editor of the Outlook was descended from Peter Mabie of 
Lake Mahopac. ..... 

14. Johannes, bapt. Hackensack, N. J., May 9, I7p8- Mr Wil- 
liam Mabie of Peekskill, N. Y„ is descended from Johannes 
(John) Mabie. 

15. Simon. , l6 - Casparus. 

The records of the baptisms of these last two sons Simon and 
Casparus have not been preserved Simon Mabie was at New 
Rochelle and probably settled in Dutchess Co., N. Y. Caspar Mabie 
settled in New Jersey, perhaps at Old Bridge. 

10 Peter Mabie, bapt. New York, Dec. 26, 1689. He removed 
with his father to Closter, N. J., and later to Tappan He m. June 
10 171s Katalintie (Catharine) Bogart of Bergen County N. J., 
who like her husband was a native of New York (see Hackensack 
Church Records, p. 37)- Peter Mabie was the founder of the nu- 
merous family of Mabies in Rockland County, N. Y 
Children of Peter and Katalintie (Bogart) Mabie (taken from the 
Tappan Church Records), 8 (Mabie), 6 sons and 2 daus. :— 

17. Casparus, b. Apr. 10, 1716, at Tappan. 

18. Peter, b. Oct. 13, 1717. at Tappan. 

19. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 13, 1719, at Tappan 

20. Johannes (John), b. Jan. 30, 1724, at Hackensack. 

21. Johannes, b. Dec. 19, W% at Hackensa ck. 

§N Y Gen. & Biog. Soc. Collections, Vol. II, Vol. I of Baptisms, Dutch 
Church,' N.'Y. City, pp. 195, 230, 259, 312. 



254 Mabie Family. [July 

22. Jeremias, b. Dec. 13, 1727, at Tappan. 

23. Sophia, b. Oct. 10, 1729, at Tappan. 
-{-24. Abraham, b. Dec. 28, 1731, at Tappan. 

The following is a copy of the baptismal record of Abraham 
Mabie, No. 678 of the Tappan baptisms in the History of Rockland 
County, N. Y ., by the Rev. David Cole : 

"Born Dec. 28, 1731 ; bapt. Jan. 23, 1732 Abraham a child of 
Pieter Mabie and Catalyntie Bogart: Witnesses Johannis Boggart 
and his wife." 

24. Abraham Mabie, b. Dec. 28, 1731 ; bapt. Jan. 23, 1732. He 
lived in Orangetown, which is in the township in which Tappan is 
situated. He was twice married. The record of his first marriage, 
of which the following is a copy, is found in the Schraalenberg 
Church Records: "1756, Feb. 2. Abraham Mabie (young man): 
Polle Van Orland (young daughter)." This was the first marriage 
of both parties as is shown by the record. By this first marriage 
Abraham Mabie had two children : 

25. Cornelius. 26. Catalyntie. 

We have no record of the date of death of Polly (Van Orland 
or Van Arland) Mabie. The churches thereabout did not keep a 
burial list. 

Of Abraham Mabie's second marriage we also have no record. 
The Tappan, Clarkstown and New York records have been searched, 
but the record of this second marriage has not been discovered. The 
Rev. Dr. Cole admitted that there were some breaks in the Tappan 
and Clarkstown records. Abraham Mabie's second wife was Wyn- 
tie Quackenbos. The fact that such was the case is abundantly 
proved by the baptismal records of the Tappan Church. Wyntie 
Quackenbos was born in Tappan, Nov. 22, 1742. Her baptismal 
record is No. 1222 in Dr. Cole's History of Rockland County. She 
was the daughter of Jacob Quackenbos and Annatje Elizabeth 
Brouwer. 

A family legend states that Wyntie Quackenbos acted as a mes- 
senger for Gen. Washington when he had his headquarters in Tap- 
pan. She rode on horseback to New York, crossing the river in a 
row boat and secured the papers required by Gen. Washington and 
returning delivered them to him. 

The Archives of New York published at Albany, showing serv- 
ices rendered by soldiers in the Revolutionary War, set forth that 
Abraham Mabie served as a private in Capt. Blauvelt's Company, 
and Col. A. Hawkes Hays Regiment of Militia. This regiment 
was in service during the different alarms from 1778 to 1780. Col. 
Hays was present with his regiment at the storming of Stony 
Point by Gen. Anthony Wayne on July 15, 1779 (see Archives of 
New York, pp. 419, 542). 

Childern of Abraham and Wyntie (Quackenbos) Mabie: 
+27. Abraham, b. Sept. 13, 1776; bapt. Oct. 6, 1776 in the Tappan 
Church. His baptism is No. 2477 in the baptismal record in 
Dr. Cole's History of Rockland County and his parents are 
given as Abraham Mebie and Wyntie Quackenbos. 



1 92 1 . ] Mabie Fam ily. 255 

28. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 14, 1779. 

29. Anatje, b. June 13, 1781. 

30. Rachel, b. Sept. 30, 1783. 

31. Wyntie, b. Feb. 24, 1786. 

27. Abraham Mabie, b. Sept. 13, 1776; bapt. Oct. 6, 1776 in 
the Tappan Church; m. Jan. 15, 1798, Sarah Demarest of Clarks- 
town. This marriage is thus entered in the Tappan Church records: 
"Jan. 15, 1798 Abraham Mabie, Jr., of Tappan [was married to] 
Sarah Demarest of Clarkstown." Abraham Mabie was killed on 
the Erie Railroad Dec. 3, 1841. 
Children of Abraham and Sarah (Demarest) Mabie: 

32. Abraham A., b. Jan. 12, 1799; d. Nov. 26, 1866; m. Catherine 
? 

33. Peter, b. Sept. 5, 1800; m. Elizabeth Wilsie. 

34. Maria, b. Oct. 11, 1802; d. Mar. 18, 1865; m. Abraham Van 
Zile. 

35. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 26, 1804; d. July, 1871 ; m. Edward Earle. 
-f-36. Philip Demarest, b. July 10, 1807; d. June 1, 1876; m. Gert- 
rude Waldron. 

37. John, b. Apr. 7, 1810. He went to Cuba; there is no record 
of his marriage nor of his death. 

38. Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1812; d. Jan. 15, 1901 ; m. John 
Young. 

39. Lucinda, b. July 10, 1815; d. Jan. 15, 1901 ; m. William 
Sammis. 

36. Philip Demarest Mabie, b. July 10, 1807; d. June 1, 1876, 
at Hempstead, L. I., N. Y. ; he m. Gertrude Waldron of Nyack, 
N. Y. ; she was b. Apr. 22, 1807, and was the dau. of John Waldron 
by his wife Altia Onderdonk. Philip Demarest Mabie removed to 
New York City and by his marriage to Gertrude Waldron he had 
12 children of whom 9 died in infancy and the following named 
survived : — 

40. Alfred, b. 1830; d. 1884; m. Frances Harper and had three 
children of whom 2 were living in 1920. 

41. Ellen Gertrude, b. 1847; sn e is living in 1920; m. Isaac 
Brewer and has one living son. 

42. Sarah Adelaide, b. 1852; living Oct. 11, 1920, at No. 4935 
Pasadena Ave. Terrace, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Altia Onderdonk (the wife of John Waldron) was the 6th in 
descent from the immigrant ancestor Adrian Onderdonk, by the 
following line (1) Adrian, (2) Andrew Adrianse, (3) Adrian, (4) 
Andries, (5) Abraham, (6) Altia Onderdonk who m. John Wal- 
dron, (7) Gertrude Waldron who m. Philip Demarest Mabie. 

Sarah Demarest of Clarkstown, the wife of Abraham Mabie was 
a dau. of Philip Demarest, b. May 26, 1761. The Demarest line 
is as follows: (1) David des Marets (the immigrant ancestor) who 
m. Marie Sohier; (2) Jean des Marets who m. Jacomina Druine 
(De Ruine) ; (3) Peter des Marets who m. Maria Batten; (4) 
Jacobus des Marets who m. Feb. 26, 1758 Maria Smith; (5) Philip 
(or Philippus), b. May 26, 1761, who m. ? and had Sarah Dem- 
arest who m. Abraham Mabie. 



256 A Muster Roll of Capt. Daniel Cozen 's Company. [July 



A MUSTER ROLL OF CAPT. DANIEL COZEN'S 
COMPANY 

of the First Battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers (Loyalists), 

commanded by Lieut. Colonel Barton, dated, Long Island, 

September 12, 1778. 



Contributed by William A. Robbins, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; the New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society; and the Long Island Historical Society. 



Among the troops organized out of the loyalists during the 
American Revolution was a brigade of five battalions known as 
The Nezv Jersey Volunteers, and which through consolidation in 
1779 were reduced to four battalions The original muster-rolls of 
these troops comprise over 800 pages and, together with other very 
valuable Revolutionary material, now form part of the Canadian 
Archives. 

In 1887, William S. Stryker, then Adjutant-General of the 
State of New Jersey, published The Nezv Jersey Volunteers (Loy- 
alists) in the Revolutionary War, in which were printed lists of 
officers only of what purports to be the different companies in these 
battalions during the period of the war. It is apparent that, at 
the time of publishing his work, he had not seen the original rolls 
above mentioned, and was not aware of the existence of the earlier 
roll printed below in full. A copy made and compared with the 
original by the Public Archives Department of Canada is in the 
possession of the contributor. The muster-roll here printed will 
be found to contain the names of the privates as well as those of 
the officers. 

Adjutant Hamilton Chalmers, soon after the consolidation of 
the battalions mentioned, went to the West Indies, leaving his wife 
Mary and a child here. Her maiden name is believed to have been 
Jansen, or Johnson. August 9, 1783, she petitioned for permission 
to join her husband. 

Chaplain Daniel Batwell is found later on the rolls of the 4th 
and 3rd Battalions. He had been the rector of the Episcopal 
Churches in the counties of York and Cumberland, Pennsylvania. 
In 1776, he had been arrested and lodged in prison for his loyalism. 
His family moved to New York when he joined the Skinner's 
Greens. At the end of the war he went to England. 

Capt. Daniel Cozens is found later on the rolls of the 3rd and 
2nd Battalions. He was killed, October 9, 1779, in the siege of 
Savannah. 

Lieut. William Turner is found later on the rolls of the 3rd 
and 2nd Battalions. 

Ensign George Swanton appears later on the rolls of the 3rd 
Battalion. 



1 021.1 



A Muster Roll of Capt. Daniel Cozen" s Company. 



257 



Muster Roll of Captain Daniel Cozens's Company, Long Island, 
September 12th, 1778. 



No. 


Rank 


Names 


Date of Comm. or 
Time of Inlistment 




I. 


Major 


John Vandike 


March 19th 1778 




2. 


Major 


Gabriel DeVeber 


Do 19 Do 




I. 


Adjutant 


Hamilton Chalmers 


April 20 Do 




I. 


Quarter M r 


John Cloud 


Do 20 Do 




I. 


Chaplain 


Batwell 






I. 


Captain 


Daniel Cozens 
(Prisoner with Rebels) 


January 25th 1778 




I. 


Lieut. 


William Turner 


April 20 Do 




I. 


Ensign. 


George Swanton 


January 25 Do 




I. 


Serg 1 


John Robinson 


—27 Do 




2. 


Do 


James Duffil 


— Do— 




3- 


Do 


Baker Dilks 


— Do— 




1. 


Fifer 


Benjamin Davis 


— Do— 




1. 


Drummer 


Ishmael Shewing 


— Do— 




1. 


Corporal 


Rowland Bunting 


— Do— 




2. 


Corporal 


Moses Butworth 


— Do— 




3- 


Corporal 


Edward Carter 


— Do— 






Privates 


Jonas Denny 


— Do— 






Do 


Andrew Sterling 


— Do— 






Do 


Edward Duffil 


— Do— 






Do 


Connard Bowman 


— Do— 






Do 


Pressman Richard 


— Do— 






Do 


Meridith Jones 


— Do— 






Do 


John Howling 


— Do— 






Do 


Ezechiel Braman 


—Do— 






Do 


Charles Finnimore 


—Do- 






Do 


Josiah Dilks 


January 27 1778 






Do 


Jacob Wolf 


— Do— 






Do 


Henry Green 


— Do— 






Do 


Samuel Dilks 


— Do— 






Do 


Thomas Wood 


— Do— 






Do 


Thomas Moffet 


— Do— 






Do 


Thomas Caldwel 


— Do— 






Do 


Jeconias Cox 
(in hospital) 


— Do— 






Do 


James Land 


— Do— 






Do 


James Dean 


— Do— 






Do 


Henry Gardner 


— Do— 






Do 


Jeremiah Prosser 


— Do— 






Do 


Henry Leeman 


— Do— 






Do 


John sausman 


— Do- 






Do 


John patterson 


— Do— 






Do 


Aaron Gurling 


— Do— 






Do 


Joseph Long 


— Do— 






Do 


John Carter 


— Do— 






Do 


Edward Egillon 


— Do— 






Do 


Adam Dipperwin 


— Do— 






Do 


John Wallace 


— Do— 






Do 


Henry Sharp 
(in hospital) 


— Do— 


Deserted 




Do 


Esa Lord 


— Do— 


Sept. 6, 78 




Do 


Michael Hess 


— Do— 


August 14 Do 




Do 


Jesse Richards 


— Do— 


Aug 2, 78 




Do 


John Dilks 


— Do— 


Do Do 




Do 


Joshua Dilks 


— Do— 


Do Do 




Do 


Abraham Finnimore 


— Do— 


Do Do 




Do 


Jacob Cox 


—Do— 


Do Do 



(Public Archives, Canada. 
Date 29-12-1920.) 



Copy by G. P. Compared by A. E. D. 



25B Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. [July 

THOMAS C. BUTLER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



Contributed by Henry Snyder Kissam, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Soeiety. 



(Continued from Vol. LII, p. 119, of the Record.) 

16. Thomas Seaborn Butler, b. Oct. 26, 1814, N. Y. City. 
When about 20 years of age he removed with his parents to Ohio, 
where they finally settled at Cincinnati. He first engaged in busi- 
ness with his father in the manufacture of bone dust charcoal, later 
he became the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trade and Trans- 
portation of Cincinnati and finally was the Manager of the Manu- 
facturer's Protective Tax League there. He d. Dec. 21, 1898, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, in his 85th y. ; m. Cincinnati, Nov. 25, 1841, Jane 
Patterson, b. Apr. 27, 1818, Cincinnati; d. there Nov. 15, 1903. She 
was the dau. of Samuel and Mary (Stuart) Patterson, both of 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Children: 7 (Butler), 3 sons and 4 daus., all b. Cincinnati: — 
+73. Mary Stuart, b. Oct. 22, 1842 ; d. Sept. 12, 1880; m. Theodore 
Frederic Sandbach Tinne: 2 children. 

74. Jane Seaborn, Assistant in conducting Miss Butler's Private 
School for Girls, Cincinnati, Ohio ; retired ; not m. 

75. Seaborn Jones, b. Mar. 4, 1848; d. Sept. 11, 1849. 

76. Samuel Patterson, Graduate of Amherst College, A. B. ; 
Journalist, Washington, D. C, N. Y. City, Chicago, 111. and 
San Francisco, Cal. ; organizer in 1904, and Secretary of the 
Peace Society of Cincinnati ; retired, residing at Congers, 
N. Y. ; m. Nov. 3, 1883, Ida Lamar Paige, b. Apr. 22, i860; 

d. Sept. 22, 1893 ; dau. of Warren and Sophronia ( ) 

Paige of New Hampshire. No children. 

yy. Charles Duncan, b. Jan. 29, 1853 ; d. Jan. 16, 1857. 
-f-78. Elizabeth Findlay, m. Herman Goepper : 2 children. 

79. Sarah, Owner and Director of Miss Butler's Private School 
for Girls, Cincinnati, Ohio; retired, residing at Congers, 
N. Y. ; not m. 

17. James Jones Butler, b. Sept. 17, 1816, N. Y. City. He 
was engaged in the manufacture of fluid ink, in Cincinnati, Ohio; 
d. Feb. 18, 1874, Cincinnati, in his 58th year ; m. (1) N. Y. City, Dec. 
24, 1844, by Rt. Rev. Dr. Mcllvaine, at St. Thomas' Church, Cor- 
nelia Rutgers Bayard, b. Nov. 22, 1818; d. Cincinnati, July 17, 1849. 
Children: 2 (Butler) daughters, both b. Cincinnati, Ohio: — 

80. Cornelia Rhea, b. Feb. 4, 1846; d. Waterford, N. Y., 1910; 
m. Henry Leonard. No children. 

81. Julia Bayard, b. Feb. 12, 1848; d. Oct. 13, 1852. 

James Jones Butler, m. (2) Cincinnati, Ohio, July 18, 1850, by 
Rev. A. W. H. Rose, Mary (Proctor) Rupall, b. Hertfordshire, 
Eng., Mar. 23, 1823 ; d. some time in the eighteen eighties. 
Children: 3 (Butler), 1 son and 2 daus., all b. Cincinnati: — 



ig2i.] Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. 259 

82. Kate Proctor, b. Nov. 1, 185 1 ; d. Cincinnati in the eighteen 
eighties ; m. Cincinnati, Frank Woodmansee, manufacturer 
of writing ink. Sole issue one child, a son who d. a few 
days after birth. 

83. Edith May, b. Mar. 27, 1853 ; d. in infancy. 

84. William Nicholson, b. May 17, 1854; d. in infancy. 

18. Elizabeth Margaret Butler, b. Feb. 9, 1820, N. Y. City; 
d. Mar. 27, 1885, Washington, D. C, in her 66th y. ; m. May 8, 
1845, Cincinnati, Ohio, George T. Jones, b. Feb. 12, 1816; he lived 
in Washington, D. C. ; d. there July 14, 1889. 
Child: 1 (Jones) son, b. Cincinnati, Ohio: — 

85. Edwin, b. May 29, 1847; d. four hours later. 

20. Martha Sarah Butler, b. May 15, 1826; d. Cincinnati, 

Ohio, May 12, 1884, in her 68th y. ; m. Cincinnati, Aug. 12, 1845, 

John Pollock, b. Feb. 6, 1821 ; d. Cincinnati, May 9, 1887. lie was a 

member of the firm of Pollock & Co., manufacturers of carriage 

materials. 

Children: 7 ( Pollock), 2 sons and 5 daus. : — 

86. Martha, b. June 18, 1851 ; d. July 10, 1831. 

87. Arabella Butler, b. Jan. 14, 1848; d. Cincinnati, July, 1891 
or 92 ; m. Cincinnati, Griffith Pritchard Griffiths, President 
Citizen's National Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sole issue, one 
child, a son who d. in infancy. 

88. Ada, b. July 26, 1853 ; d. July, 1913 ; m. after 1888, Beverly 
S. Burton, M.D., who d. in Munich, Germany, Jan., 1904. 
No children. 

+89. William Arthur, b. Nov., 1855; d. Jan. 26, 1914; m. Flora 
Andress ; 6 children. 

90. Jane Ann Lane, b. ; not m. 

91. Elizabeth Marguerite, b. ; not m. 

92. John, b. ; d. in infancy. 

25. Caroline Elizabeth Smelt Peters, b. Sept. 29, 1817; d. 
309 W. 93rd St., N. Y. City, Nov. 14, 191 1, in her 85th y. ; m. Nov. 
4, 1847, N. Y. City, Augustus William Sus, an importing commis- 
sion merchant of N. Y. City, having offices in the district of Wall 
& Pearl Sts., later at Wall & William Sts., and residing on Staten 
Island, N. Y. He was b. in Renteln, Germany, Oct. 13, 1817; d. 
Clifton, Staten Island, N. Y., Oct., 1878. Mrs. Sus was one of the 
founders of Smith's Infirmary on Staten Island. 

Children: 4 (Siis), 1 son and 3 daus. Daus. b. N. Y. City, son b. 
Staten Island, N. Y. 

93. Jennie, b. Feb. 2j , 1849; d. in 1886; not m. 

94. Arabella, b. , 1851 ; d. in 1913 ; not m. 

95. Lienau, b. ; residing 325 W. 83rd St., N. Y. City; 

not m. 

96. Philip Carl, b. , 186 — ; real estate broker; d. Feb. 26, 

1910; not m. 

26. John Charles Peters, M.D., b. July 6, 1819, N. Y. City. 
One of New York's eminent physicians, residing at Madison Ave. 
& 26th St. Consulted by the Government as a specialist on cholera 



260 Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. [July 

during the War of the Rebellion, Associate of Dr. Valentine Mott 
and an author of works in his special fields; d. Oct. 21, 1893 in his 
75th y. ; m. N. Y. City, at his bride's father's home by Dr. Dewey of 
the 1 st Unitarian Church of N. Y., May 16, 1849, Georgiana Snell- 
ing, b. Jan. 28, 1830; d. Mar. 12, 1910. 
Children: 2 (Peters), 1 son and 1 dau. : — 

97. Charles Grenville, b. July 25, 1850, N. Y. City. Banker and 
broker; early retired from business; d. July 29, 191 1, East 
Williston, L. I., N. Y. ; m. Apr. 14, 1894, Mary L. Walker, 
b. N. Y. City; dau. of Francis Thompson and Esther (Pen- 
fold) Walker, both of N. Y. City. No children. 

98. Fannie, b. Mar. 4, 1852; d. July 3, 1852. 

28. Ann Bowie Dash, b. Sept. 11, 1820, N. Y. City; d. Rye, 
N. Y., July 9, 1865, in her 45th y. ; m. at her home, 60 Varick St., 
N. Y., corner of Laight St., by the Rev. Mr. Bigler, Mar. 29, 1849, 
Richard Kip Anthony, merchant, importing wines, having offices 
on Beaver St., N. Y. Member of the St. Nicholas Society of the 
City of New York. He was b. N. Y. City, July 18, 1812, son of 
Jacob and Jane (Kip) Anthony and d. at his country home, Rye, 
Westchester Co., N. Y., June 16, 1886. 

Children: 5 (Anthony), 1 son and 4 daus. : — 

99. Daniel Dash, b. N. Y. City, Mar. 18, 1850; d. Rye, N. Y., 
Apr. 20, 1865. 

100. Annie, b. N. Y. City, Feb. 19, 1852 ; d. Ravenswood, L. I., 
July 17, 1855, interred in Trinity Cemetery, N. Y. 

101. Fanny M., b. Ravenswood, L. I.; m. Rye, N. Y., Oct. 13, 
1875, George Carpenter Park ; member of, and retiring early 
from, his father's firm of Park & Tilford, N. Y. ; b. N. Y. 
City, Jan. 14, 1852 ; d. N. Y. City, July 5, 1916. No children. 

102. Laura, b. N. Y. City; d. Beacon, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1920; m. 
Benjamin Hammond, manufacturer of paints ; b. Kidder- 
minister, Worcestershire, Eng., July 12, 1849. No children. 

103. Anzonetta Dash, residing with Mrs. George C. Park, 
"Whitby," Harrison, N. Y. ; not m. 

29. Margaret Butler Dash, b. Sept. 7, 1822, N. Y. City; d. 
at her residence, 2 West 36th St., N. Y., Apr. 23, 1903, in her 81st 
y. ; m. at her home, 60 Varick St., N. Y., corner of Laight St., by 
the Rev. Mr. Bigler, Nov. 6, 1842, Andrew Gautier Bininger, mer- 
chant, importing wines as A. N. Bininger & Co., established 1772, 
having offices first on Vesey St., and later on Warren St., N. Y. ; 
member of the St. Nicholas Society of the City of N. Y. He was b. 
N. Y. City, Oct. 3, 1820, son of Jacob and Harriet (Burger) 
Bininger; and d. at his residence, 2 West 36th St., N. Y., Dec. 17, 
1891. 

Children: 3 (Bininger), 1 son and 2 daus., all b. N. Y. City: — 

104. Louise, b. July 4, 1844 ; d. N. Y. City, May 19, 1857. 

105. Jacob, b. Mar. 27, 1848, graduated Columbia College, N. Y., 
A. B., 1869; A. M., 1872; President of a Storage Co., N. Y. 
City; d. Colorado Springs, Colo., June 2, 1889; not m. 



1 92 1. "I Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. 26 1 

106. Charles Louis, b. May 11, 1857, stock broker, passing much 
of his life in travels; d. at his residence 127 East 40th St., 
N. Y. City, June 20, 1911; m. N. Y. City, Feb. 7, 1901, 
Anzonetta Burke Dash (No. 121). No children. 

31. Daniel Bowie Dash, 2nd, b. Apr. 11, 1826, N. Y. City; 
hardware merchant located at 15 Piatt St., N. Y. City; member of 
the St. Nicholas Society of the City of New York; d. N. Y. City, 
May 22, 1857, in his 32nd y. ; m. at her mother's home by the Rev. 
Mr. Bigler, Charlotte Marie Bininger, b. N. Y. City, Nov. 3, 1828; 
d. Paris, France, Sept. 18, 1881 ; dau. of Jacob and Harriet (Burger) 
Bininger of N. Y. City. No children. 

32. Anzonetta Burke Dash, b. Nov. 12, 1827, N. Y. City; d. at 
her residence in Tuxedo Park, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1917, in her 90th y. ; 
m. at her home, 60 Varick St., corner of Laight St., N. Y. City, by 
the Rev. Mr. Bigler, Nov. 15, 1846, John Wolfe, merchant dealing 
in hardware and military goods in Pearl St., near Maiden Lane 
and later on Warren St., near Church St., retiring early from busi- 
ness ; a connoisseur and art collector, member of the St. Nicholas 
Society of the City of N. Y. He was b. in N. Y. City, 1821 ; d. 
at his city home, 8 East 68th St., N. Y., Jan. 17, 1894; son of 
Christopher and Catherine Ann (Clark) Wolfe. 

Children: 6 (Wolfe), 3 sons and 3 daus., all b. N. Y. City: — 
+ 107. Christopher, b. Jan. 26, 1849; d. June 14, 1901 ; m. Emma 
Hart Leavitt ; 3 children. 

108. Albert, b. Jan. 5, 185 1 ; d. in youth. 

109. Catherine Arabella, b. Aug. 12, 1853; d. May 16, 1858; in- 
terred in Trinity Cemetery. 

no. Alice Anzonella, b. Dec. 9, 1857; d. N. Y. City, May 14, 
1858; interred in Trinity Cemetery. 
+ 111. Margaret Adelaide, m. Grenville Kane of N. Y. City; 5 
children. 

112. John Arthur, b. ; d. in youth. 

33. Arabella Brazier Dash, b. Dec. 15, 1829; d. at her city 
residence, 51 East 80th St., N. Y., Jan. 29, 1918, in the 89th y. of 
her age; m. Calvary Church, N. Y., by the Rev. Dr. Hawk, Feb. 
14, 1856, Walter Herron Lewis ; member of the firm of Lewis Bros., 
wholesale woolen merchants, Philadelphia, Pa. He was b. Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Nov. 5, 1829; d. at his N. Y. City residence, 63 W. 
19th St., Feb. 18, 1901. They were among the early associators in 
the Tuxedo Park, N. Y., residential colony. 

Children: 6 (Lewis), 2 sons and 4 daus.: — 

113. Fanny Draper, b. Dec. 3, 1856; d. in youth. 

114. Catherine Arabella, b. Jan. 21, 1858; d. in youth. 

115. William, b. ; d. in youth. 

116. Walter, b. ; d. not m. 

-f-117. Alice Madeleine, m. Frederic Foster Carey of N. Y. ; 4 

children. 
+ 118. Mabel Anzonetta, m. Stoughton Bell, of Cambridge, Mass.; 

2 children. 



262 Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. [_July 

35. Bowie Dash, b. July 1, 1834; prominent coffee merchant of 
N. Y. City; member of firm of Dash, Arnold & Co.; d. Sept. 28, 
1896 in his 63rd y. ; m. Calvary Church, N. Y., by the Rev. Dr. 
Hawk, Apr. 17, i860, Louisa Scott, b. Sept. 27, 1837; d. at her resi- 
dence, Dash's Lane, Van Cortlandt Park, N. Y. City, Feb. 24, 1916; 
dau. of William Scott. 

Children : 5 (Dash), 2 sons and 3 daus., all b. N. Y. City : — 
119. Frances Louise, b. ; d. in infancy. 

+ 120. Agnes D., m. Kingsbridge, N. Y. City, Oct. 7, 1896, Thomas 
Mann Randolph Meikleham ; 3 children. 
121. Anzonetta Burke, m. (1) N. Y. City, Feb. 7, 1901, Charles 
Louis Bininger (No. 106), who d. June 20, 191 1; no chil- 
dren; m. (2) N. Y. City, at her mother's home, Dash's 
Lane, Van Cortlandt Park, by the Rev. William A. Vibbert, 
D.D., of Trinity Chapel, June 6, 1914, Carl Herman Knappe 
of Los Angeles, Cal., interested in the Van Nyes Hotel 
there; now living at Moshulu Pt., Daytona, Fla. No chil- 
dren. 

+ 122. John Bowie, m. Sept. 29, 1898, Amy D. Babcock; 2 children. 

123. Louis, b. ; d. in youth. 

36. Eliza Butler, b. May 23, 1825; d. Elizabeth, N. J., Nov. 
28, 1898, in her 74th year; m. Oct., 1845, First Moravian Church, N. 
Y. City, by the Rev. 'Mr. Bigler, John M. Lippincott, who d. Little 
Silver, N. J., in 1906. 

Children: 6 (Lippincott), 3 sons and 3 daus.: — 

124. Annie, b. N. Y. City, Sept. 19, 1846; d. Shrewsbury, N. J., 
Jan. 18, 1848. 

125. William Low, b. , 1849; d. Nov. 26, 1914, Philadelphia, 

Pa.; m. Philadelphia, Pa., about 1870, Lydia E , now 

residing "Falls of Schuylkill," Philadelphia, Pa.; no chil- 
dren. 

126. Eliza, b. ; d. Sept. 4, 191 1, Norfolk, Va. ; not m. 

127. Lucy, b. ; d. in infancy. 

128. John M., b. Aug. 29, i860; m. about 1912, Syracuse, N. Y., 
May Dickson ; residing Montague, Mass. ; no children. 

129. Charles Southmavd, b. June 3, 1864 ; President of the Wilkes 
Veneer Co., Edenton, Chowan Co., N. C. ; not m. 

37. Margaret Butler, b. Mar. 28, 1827; d. Rochester, N. Y., 

; m. , 1853, Jose da Silva Maria-Ferreira, merchant of 

N. Y. City ; b. ; d. about 1859. 

Children: 3 (Ferreira), 1 son and 2 daus.: — 

130. Jaaquini Cesar Mattoso, b. N. Y. City, Apr. 10, 1854: d. 

. l8 59- 

+ 131. M. Leonora, m. , Frederic T. Murlless, Jr., D. D. S., 

now of 803 Main St., Hartford, Ct. ; 2 children. 

138. Sarah Arden Maria, b. ; not m. 

42. Georgine Harris Butler, b. July 27, 1840, Esopus, N. Y. ; 
m. Mar. 5, 1872, Rochester, N. Y., Frank Mortimer Clarkson, now 
connected with the Wisconsin Trust Co., Milwaukee, Wis., living 
1265 Prospect Place, East Milwaukee, Wis. 



192 1. J Thomas C. Buller and His Descendants. 263 

Children: 2 (Clarkson), 1 son and 1 dau. : — 
+ 133. Jarvis Geer, b. May 7, 1874; m. Mary Gesse; 2 children. 
134. Mary, b. ; not m. 

46. William Henry Butler, b. Nov. 24, 1828; a mechanical 
engineer and master mechanic ; d. Dec. 20, 1893, at Waldwick, N. J., 
in his 66th year; m. Feb. 16, 1847, Cohoes, N. Y., Clarissa Eckert, b. 
Dec. 27, 1829, Shokan, Ulster Co., N. Y. ; d. Oct. 7, 1896, Wald- 
wick, NJ. 

Children: 3 (Butler) sons: — 

-4-135. James Wallace, b. Mar. 10, 1848; m. Elizabeth Marquet; 

3 children. 
-f-136. Homer Harris, b. Apr. 21, 1858; m. Ellen Mabelle Fisher; 

3 children. 
-f-137. William Able, b. Dec. 29, 1861 ; m. Elizabeth Roha ; 1 child. 

47. Emily Butler, b. May 17, 1836; d. Waldwick, N. J., Jan. 
21, 1891, in her 55th y. ; m. Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1853, John 
C. Parr, b. Sept. 18, 1831 ; divorced by his wife. 

Children: 2 (Parr), 1 son and 1 dau.: — 

138. William Cooper, b. July 3, 1854, Cincinnati, Ohio; d. there 
Aug. 5, 1855. 

139. Elizabeth Ann, b. May 15, 1858, Cincinnati, Ohio; d. there 
Dec. 22, 1859. 

49. George Johnson Butler, b. Aug. 2, 1845, Galveston, Tex.; 

sheep raiser and farmer; d. May , 1887, Belton, Bell Co., Tex., 

in his 42nd y. ; m. May 30, 1866, in Galveston, Tex., Sadie James, 
b. Galveston, Tex., ; d. Pierce, Wharton Co., Tex., Oct. — , 

1895. 

Children: 3 (Butler) sons: — 

+ 140. Freeman McKinney, b. Mar. 2, 1867; d. June 26, 1888; 

m. Martha Eclair Blair. 
141. Alfred James, b. Jan. 1, 1869, Galveston, Tex.; President 

and Treasurer of the Texas Mfg. Co., of Fort Worth, Tex. ; 

d. Apr. — , 1917, Fort Worth, Tex. ; m. , 1895, Ida V. 

McConnell ; no children. 
-f-142. Allen Gibbs, b. July 1, 1884; m. Aug. 13, 1905, Allouise 

Ragland ; 1 child. 

52. Fannie Louise Butler, b. Sept. 30, 1854, Hitchcock, Gal- 
veston, Tex.; m. Nov. 12, 1871, Galveston, Tex., Fred McCraven 
Nichols, State and County Tax Assessor, Galveston, Tex., living 
at 3005 P y 2 , Galveston, Tex., b. Feb. 10, 1852, at 24th St. & 
Broadway, Galveston, Tex., 5th son of Gen. Ebenezer B. and Mar- 
garet (Stone) Nichols. 

Children: 4 (Nichols), 2 sons and 2 daus., all b. Galveston, Tex.: — 

-f-143. Carribel Stone, b. ; m. Hunt H. McCaleb; 2 children. 

-j-144. Maud Drummond, b. ; m. Andrew George McKee. 

+ 145. Tudor Butler, b. May 2-j t 1875; m. Nellie Fullerton. 
-j-146. Cecil Gray. 

53. Grenville Alfred Kissam, b. Mar. 10, 1833, 169 Duane St., 
corner of Staple St., N. Y. City; bapt. Apr. 28, 1833, Christ Church, 
N. Y., by Rev. Thos. Lyell, D.D. He was Trustee of the Dickey 



264 Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. [July- 
Estate, also broker and Manager for other improved real estate, 
with offices at 51 Liberty St.; a Vestryman of the Church of the 
Heavenly Rest on 5th Ave. at 45th St., N. Y., for ten years; d. 
suddenly at an elevated railroad station in N. Y. City, June 15, 1895, 
in his 63rd y. ; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, 
N. Y. ; m. Dec. 23, 1856, N. Y. City, by the Rev. Mr. Prentice, Mary 
Jane Bates, b. Apr. 15, 1833, N. Y. City; d. Mar. 16, 1915, in her 
82nd y., in N. Y. City; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Wood- 
lawn Cemetery, N. Y. ; dau. of John H. and Mary Susan ( ) 

Bates, both of N. Y. City. 
Child: 1 (Kissam) son: — 

147. Coulthard, b. May 9, 1858, N. Y. City; bapt. at home, June 
— , 1858; manager of improved real estate; retired; m. Nov. 
27, 1888, Anthon Memorial P. E. Church, 141 West 48th 
St., N. Y. ; Emma Augusta Fessenden, b. Aug. 15, 1858, Ft. 
Washington, N. Y. City; d. Aug. 7, 191 1 ; dau. of Thomas 
and Margaretta (Apgar) Fessenden ; no children. 

54. Benjamin Adrian Kissam, b. Friday, Feb. 26, 1836, 11 
Walker St., N. Y. City; bapt. Sept. 1, 1836, at home, by the Rev. 
John A. Clark, Rector St. Andrew's Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 
formerly Assistant Rector Christ's P. E. Church in N. Y. City; 
baptism is entered in the records of P. E. Church of the Annuncia- 
tion, then at the corner of Prince and Thompson Sts., N. Y. City. 
First engaged as a merchant in the "Swamp" dealing in hides 
and leather, as Lee & Kissam ; later became a real estate broker, 
and finally a manufacturing stationer with offices on Beekman St., 
N. Y. City. He was a Vestryman of Holy Trinity Church (on Mad- 
ison Ave. & 42nd St., N. Y. City). Mr. Kissam in early married 
life resided on nth and then on 12th Sts., just west of 6th Ave.; 
early in the eighteen sixties he resided at 63 (now 115) West 28th 
St., then at in (now 151) West 28th St.; 1868 to 1870 he resided 
at 130 West 53rd St., and from 1870 to 1892, when he retired from 
business, his house was at 145 W. 48th St., N. Y. City. For a time 
thereafter he resided in West Orange and then in South Orange, 
N. J., and finally from 1903 in Elizabeth, N. J. Mr. Kissam like 
his brothers, was of genial magnetic personality, large athletic build, 
all of them standing well over six feet in height and weighing over 
200 pounds ; his sisters were similarly of unusual stature, and the 
whole family were of strikingly fine appearance. An extended 
obituary of him appeared in the October, 1907, Record. ^ He d. 
suddenly while on the street, Monday, June 3, 1907, at Elizabeth, 
N. J., in his 72nd y. ; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Wood- 
lawn, N. Y. ; m. Wednesday, Feb. n, 1857, at the bride's home, in 
Woodland, Town of Shandaken, Ulster Co., N. Y., by the Rev. 
D. Grovenor Wright, D.D., of Prattsville, Green Co., N. Y., Sara 
Amelia Snyder, b. Sunday, July 9, 1837, Schoharie Kill (now Pratts- 
ville), Greene Co., N. Y. ; d. Friday, Sept. 14, 1906, at home, 1000 
North Broad St., Elizabeth, N. J.; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's 
plot at Woodlawn, N. Y. She was a dau. of Col. Henry David 
Hamilton Snyder (b. Westerlo, Manor of Rensselaerwyck, Albany 



1921.] Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. 265 

Co., N. Y., June 27, 1809; d. at his summer home, Woodland, Ulster 
Co., N. Y., Sept. 5, 1881, in his 73rd y. ; m. Schoharie Kill, Greene 
Co., N. Y., Jan. 29, 1832) and his wife Anne Beers (b. Hobart, 
Town of Roxbury, Delaware Co., N. Y., May 3, 1813; d. Prattsville, 
Greene Co., N. Y., Sept. 24, 1844, at child birth; dau. of Jabez and 
Sarah (Hurd) Beers, of Hobart, N. Y.) 
Children: 7 (Kissam), 3 sons and 4 daus., all b. N. Y. City: — 

148. Charlotte, b. Dec. 1, 1857; d- Dec. 1, 1857. 
+ 149. Sara Ella, b. Thursday, Oct. 25, 186—; m. George Kitching; 

2 children. 
-f-150. Albert W., b. Sunday, June 26, 186 — ; m. Margaret Clarke 
Woolley ; 2 children. 
151. Henry Snyder, b. Thursday, Feb. 22, 186 — , at in (now 
151) West 49th St., N. Y. City ; bapt. Feb. 25, 1866, at home, 
by Rev. D. Grovenor Wright, D.D., Principal of the Pough- 
keepsie Academy, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; sponsors Joel Wil- 
liston Wright, M.D., of N. Y., with the father and mother; 
confirmed in the P. E. Church, Good Friday, Mar. 26, 1880, 
in Holy Trinity Church, cor. 42nd St. & Madison Ave., 
N. Y. City. Graduated from Columbia College, Department 
of Architecture, of the School of Mines, Ph.B., 1886; Stu- 
dent in Europe 1886 and 1887; Architect, 101 Park Ave., 
N. Y. City ; student of genealogy for twenty-five years. 
Past President Alumni Ass'n of the School of Architecture 
of Columbia University, a Director of the Alumni Federation 
of Columbia University, Vice-President of the Association 
of Grand Jurors of N. Y. County, Past Governor of the N. 
Y. Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of 
America, Executor of the estate of Benjamin A. Kissam, 
Substitutionary Administrator, c. t. a. of the estate of Col. 
Henry D. H. Snyder; Necrologist of the New York Gene- 
alogical and Biographical Society ; Member of the Society of 
Colonial Wars in the State of New York ; also of the St. 
Nicholas Society of the City of N. Y. ; and of the Sons 
of the Revolution in the State of N. Y. ; Member of the 
University Club of N. Y., and of the Psi Upsilon Club of 
N. Y.; Member of Trinity Parish P. E. Church, N. Y. City; 
m. Sept. 4, 1907, Elizabeth, N. J., by Rev. Francis O'Neal, 
Rector St. Mary's R. C. Church, Mary Margaret Murray, 
b. in Paris, Ontario, Canada, dau. of Thomas and Margaret 
(Johnson) Murray. No children. 
-1-152. Delia McDaniel, b. Tuesday, Mar. 14, 187 — ; m. Joseph H. 

Johnson ; 2 children. 
+ 153. James Benjamin, b. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 187 — ; m. Laura 

Ethel Mattison ; 2 children. 
+ 154. Charlotte Snyder, b. Sunday, Nov. 5, 187 — ; m. Rev. Reg- 
inald Somerset Ward ; 2 children. 
55. Jonas Butler Kissam, b. Apr. 1, 1838, 448 Broome St., N. 
Y. City ; bapt. June 29, 1838, at home, by the Rev. Samuel Seabury, 
D.D., Rector of the Church of the Annunciation, N. Y. City. He 



266 Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. [July 

was a graduate of Columbia College, A.B., 1864; real estate operator 
and developer, retired in 1900; d. suddenly on arriving at Grand 
Central Depot, N. Y., from his winter home in Los Angeles, Cal., 
June 2, 1917, in his 80th y. ; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at 
Woodlawn, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 28, 1868, Madison Square Presbyterian 
Church of N. Y., by Rev. William Adams, D.D., Cornelia Burrowes 
Bartlett, b. Sept. 20, 1848, N. Y. City; d. April 28, 192 1, in N. Y. 
City, in her 73d year; bur. in Dr. James B. Kissam's plot, Wood- 
lawn Cemetery, N. Y.; dau. of Abner and Medora (Easton) Bart- 
lett, both of N. Y. City. 

Children: 4 (Kissam), 1 son and 3 daus., all b. N. Y. City: — 
-{-155. Lilian Easton, m. Henry Bidwell Ely; 4 children. 

156. Nellie Bartlett, b. Sept. 12, 1870; d. July 19, 1871. 
+ 157. Grace Bartlett, m. Harvey Hoag Duryee; 3 children. 

158. Charles Duggin, b. Mar. 6, 1880; d. Aug. 1, 1883. 

57. Mary Elizabeth Kissam, b. May 27, 1841, 98 Spring St., 
N. Y. City; bapt. Oct. 22, 1841, at home, by the Rev. Samuel Sea- 
bury, D.D., Rector of the Church of the Annunciation in N. Y. City. 
She was an earnest, active member of the First Reformed P. E. 
Church, Madison Ave. and 55th St., N. Y. ; d. May 10, 1881, at her 
home, 141 W. 47th St., N. Y., in her 40th y. ; interred in Dr. J. B. 
Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, N. Y. ; m. Apr. 7, 1864, by the Rev. 
John Cotton Smith, D.D., in the Church of the Ascension, corner 
5th Ave. and 10th St., N. Y. City, Alexander M. Hays, b. July 28, 
1839, in N. Y. City, an importer of jewelry and objects of art, 
located first Maiden Lane and finally on Union Square; d. Oct. 15, 
1883, at his home, 141 W. 47th St., N. Y. ; interred in Dr. J. B. 
Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, N. Y. ; son of William Henry and 
Mary Van Emburgh (Moore) Hays, both of N. Y. City. 
Children: 6 (Hays), 4 sons and 2 daus., all b. N. Y. City: — 

+ 159. Frank Kissam, b. Mar. 3, 186-; m. Mary Ann Bechstein; 
1 child. 

160. Mary Anna, b. Feb. 28, 1867; d. June 30, 1867. 

161. William Henry, b. Nov. 25, 1869, bapt. at home by the Rev. 
R. Heber Newton, D.D., Rector of Anthon Memorial 

Church, 141 West 48th St., N. Y. City; investor; m. , 

Ellen Mathew. He d. Feb. 14, 19 18, at his home, 98 
Thomas St., Bloomfield, N. J. No children. 

162. Grenville Arthur, b. Jan. 5, 1875 ; d. Mar. 27, 1876. 

163. Anne Kissam, not m., residing at "Chez-Anne," Salisbury 
Pt., South Nyack, Rockland Co., N. Y. 

164. Arthur Moore, b. May 9, 1881 ; d. July 12, 1881. 

58. Anna Edes Kissam, b. May 19, 1843, 9 s Spring St., N. Y. 
City; bapt. at home by Rev. Lewis P. W. Balch, Rector St. Bar- 
tholomew's Church, N. Y. She was a devoted member of Holy 
Trinitv Church under the Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, Jr., D.D. ; d. 
Oct. 2, 1877, at her home, 51 West 51st St., N. Y., in her 35th 
y. ; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, N. Y. ; m. 
June 3, 1868, by the Rev. John Cotton Smith, D.D., in the Church 
of the Ascension, corner of 5th Ave. and 10th St., N. Y. City, 



iq2(.] Thomas C. Butler and His Descendants. 267 

Augustus Frederick Holly, b. June 18, 1828, N. Y. City; broker 
for real estate loans and investments with offices for over fifty 
years at 51 Liberty St., N. Y. City; Vestryman of Holy Trinity 
P. E. Church and of St. James Church after they had merged, 
during a period of over thirty years; d. Sept. 7, 1910, at his home, 
345 West End Ave., N. Y. City ; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot 
at Woodlawn, N. Y. ; son of William Coggeshall and Charlotte 
Matilda (Rose) Holly, both of N. Y. City. 
Children: 4 (Holly), 2 sons and 2 daus. : — 

165. Mary Kissam, not m. 

166. Augustus Frederick, graduate of Princeton College, A.B. 
1895 > pl avm g f° r three years on the University football 
eleven ; real estate broker ; d. Dec. 14, 1904, Lakewood, 
N. J. ; interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, 
N. Y. ; m. Nov. 7, 1901, N. Y. City, Mary Hartwell Chit- 
tenden, dau. of Simeon Baldwin and Mary (Hill) Chit- 
tenden of N. Y. City and Guilford, Ct. No children. 

+ 167. Louise Reynolds, m. Ralph Bartlett Goddard ; 2 children. 

168. James Kissam, Class of 1898, Yale College; real estate 
broker ; not m. 

61. Lucy Ella Kissam, b. May 18, 1849, 7°6 Houston St., after- 
wards 7 Ludlow Place and later West Houston St., between Sulli- 
van and Macdougal Sts., N. Y. City; bapt. May 3, 1850, at home, 
by the Rev. Henry J. Whitehouse, D.D., of St. Thomas' Church, N. 
Y. City. She was an active member of the First Reformed Protestant 
Episcopal Church, established by Rev. Wm. T. Sabine, D.D., corner 
of Madison Ave. and 55th St., and closely connected with many long 
established charitable and missionary societies ; member of the Exec- 
utive Board and Corresponding Secretary for Japan of the Wo- 
man's Union Missionary Society of America; d. Jan. 22, 1920, in 
her 71st y., at her home, 229 West 78th St., N. Y. City; interred 
in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, N. Y. ; m. June 17, 1868, 
at home, 49 (later 101) West 28th St., by the Rev. John Cotton 
Smith, D.D., Rector of the P. E. Church of the Ascension, N. Y. 
City, David Ira Reynolds, b. Nov. 19, 1847, New Baltimore, Greene 
Co., N. Y. ; wholesale jeweller and silversmith, for 30 years at 10 
John St., N. Y. City; Treasurer of the First Reformed P. E. 
Church of N. Y., and manager of estates ; d. Mar. 19, 1916, in his 
69th y. at his home, 229 West 78th St., N. Y. City ; interred in 
Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, N. Y. ; son of Jacob Ira and 
Amelia M. (Disbrow) Reynolds, of New Baltimore, N. Y. 
Child: 1 (Reynolds) son: — 

169. Hoffman Kissam, b. Sept. 28, 1869, N. Y. City ; bapt. Jan. 
19, 1870, at home, by the Rev. J. Cotton Smith, D.D., of 
Ascension Church; in partnership with his father in busi- 
ness; d. Dec. 18, 1899, suddenly of pneumonia in his 31st 
y., at his parent's home, 215 West 54th St., N. Y. City; 
interred in Dr. J. B. Kissam's plot at Woodlawn, N. Y. ; 
not m. 



268 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

64. Josiah Robert Butler, b. Jan. 15, 1846, Dashfield Falls, 
near Rondout, Ulster Co., N. Y. ; d. Oct. 19, 1894, in his 49th y., 
at his home in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. May 12, 1869, Port Ewan, N. Y., 
Abigail Hyatt, b. Feb. 12, 1849, Olive Township, Ulster Co., N. Y., 
who m. (2) Sept. 1895, Leveritt Brown, who d. June 26, 1902. 
Children: 3 (Butler), 2 sons and 1 dau. : — 
-f-170. Arthur, b. Dec. 19, 1871, Rondout, N. Y. ; m. Sarah Emma 

Blakely ; 5 children. 
+ 171. Mabel Irene, b. Dec. 27, 188—, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Ed- 
ward Michelfelder ; 4 children. 
172. Robert Sturges, b. Sept. 22, 1889, Brooklyn, N. Y. En- 
gaged in business in Newburgh, N. Y. ; his mother is living 
with him; not m. 

( To be continued?) 



TOMPKINS COUNTY GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS. 



Contributed by Mrs. Dora Pope Worden, 

Corresponding Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. L1I, p. 150, of the Record.) 

Town of Caroline — {Continued) . 
Alice, dau. of Flora Inman, d. Dec. 7, 1889, aged 1 yr. 
Sarah, wife of William H. Fuller, d. May 30, 1882, aged 59 yrs. 

William H. Fuller, b. July 24, 1818; d. , 1898. 

James, Katie, Lima (children of Joel and Janette Rightmyer). 

Marlin Merrell, b. July 11, 1800; d. Nov. 2, 1888. 

Eunice, wife of Marlin Merrell, d. Jan. 6, 1870, aged 71 yr. 3 mo. 

25 da. 
Marcus W\, son of James W. and Clarissa Stevens, d. Sept. 24, 

1855, aged 3 yr. 10 mo. 10 da. 
James Stevens, b. Jan. 15, 1810; d. Oct. 10, 1898. 
Clarisa, wife of James Stevens, b. Dec. 16, 1819; d. Mar. 26, 1874. 
Maria, wife of Calvin Bogardus, d. Aug. 15, 1855, aged 31 yr. 5 mo. 
Calvin Bogardus, d. Nov. 10, 1869, aged 52 yr. 6 mo. 27 da. 
James A., son of above and Amy M., d. Sept. 2^, 1875, a S e d 4 y rs - 

9 mo. 27 da. 
Lieneldon Stevens, d. July 7, 1877, aged 38 yr. 9 mo, 20 da. 
Samuel Stevens, d. Oct. 18. 1876, aged 75 yr. 11 mo. 8 da. 
Louisa, his wife, d. Sept. 17, 1837, aged 26 yr. 2 mo. 3 da. 
William Tucker, b. Apr. 4, 1821 ; d. Feb. 15, 1898. 
Hughland, son of Horace and Augusta Stevens, d. Oct. 16, 1865, 

aged 13 mo. 18 da. 
Horace Stevens, d. Sept. 30, 1876, aged 39 yr. 4 mo. 23 da, 
Mary A., dau. of George and Maryette ( ), d. Feb. 25, 1869, 

aged 7 yr. 8 mo. 
Jane E., dau. of Lebina and Eleanor Eastman, d. Apr. 24, 1848, aged 

23 yr. 8 mo. 4 da. 



1921. 



Town of Danby. 269 



David Stevens, b. Jan. 28, 1828; d. Jan. 8, 1907. 

Sarah Sawyer, wife of David Stevens, b. Nov. 20, 1833; d. Mar. 31, 

1903. 
George H., son of F. B. and Ilettie Sawyer, d. Nov. 20, 1900, aged 

13 yrs. 
Ruth Anne Barto, b. Feb. 17, 1831 ; d. Nov. 24, 1884. 
Sarah M. Barto, b. Mar. 5, 1863 ; d. July 12, 1883. 
Benjamin B. Barto, b. Apr. 5, 1812; d„ Mar. 10, 1900. 
Edmund Schooley, b. Nov. 22, 1854, d. Nov. 27, 1907. 
Josephine, wife of Edmond Shooley. 
Dorthy, dau. of John J. and Ina S. Merrill, b. Mar. 2, 1900; d. Feb. 

n. 1904. 
Andrew J. Whitley, 1826-1908. (Susan House, his wife.) 
Joseph Franks, b. at Newcastle, Eng., May 28, 1828; d. Dec. 13, 

Mary rfoose, wife of Joseph Franks, b. Apr. 18, 1833; d. June 24, 

1907. 
Nathaniel Schooley, d. Apr. 6, 1890, aged 66 yrs. 
Juliaett Myers, wife of Nathiel Shooley, d. Apr. 4, 1912, aged 80 

yrs. 
Mary Niver, b. Sept. 11, 181 1; d. Dec. 26, 1891. 
Harriet Stevens, d. Nov. 15, 1871, aged 74 yrs. 
Charles H. Mathews, d. Oct. 17, 1895, aged 32 yrs. 

Town of Danby, formed from Spencer (Tioga County), Feb- 
ruary 22, 181 1, and was transferred to Tompkins County, March 
22, 1822. Part of Caroline was annexed April 29, 1839, and a part 
was annexed to Dry den in 1856. 

14. Mandeville Cemetery. 
Jeremiah Mandeville, d. Mar. 7, 1848, aged 60 yr. 2 mo. 20 da. 
Alfred, son of Jeremiah and Anna Mandeville, d. Oct. 30, 1836, aged 

15 yr. 3 mo. 10 da. 
Arthur, son of E. W. and E. Mandeville, d. July 4, 1870, aged 13 mo^ 
Charles D., son of John D. and Laura Miller, d. June io, 1844. aged 

20 yr. 

John D. Miller, d. Apr. 14, 1861, aged 77 yr. 

Laura, wife of John D. Miller, d. June 15, 1872, aged 77 yr- 

Nehemiah Griffin, d. July I, 1852, aged 43 yr- 4 mo. 15 da. 

David Scott, d. Apr. 7, 1836, aged 31 yr. 

Betsev wife of William Smiley, d. Sept. 29, 1866, aged 66 yr. 6 mo. 

Ruth 'A., wife of Edward Hall, d. Jan. 1, 1867, aged 64 yr. 2 mo. 

21 da. , , 
Philene, dau. of Benjamin and Roxey Banker, d. July 2, 1840. aged 

23 yr. 7 mo. 14 da. 
Sybil A., wife of Isaac Beers, d. Nov. 16, 1874, aged 48 yr. I mo. 

20 da. 
Lewis Beers, d. June 28, 1830, aged 39 yr. 3 mo. 4 da. 
Anna, wife of Lewis Beers, d. Feb. 5, 1857, aged 58 yr. 9 mo. 

12 da. _ , 

Richard, son of William and Abigail Hart, d. Aug. 9, 1843, aged 

23 yr. 



2 70 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

William Hart, d. Sept. 10, 1843, aged 56 yr. 

Charles H., son of Christopher and Elizabeth Slocum, d. Aug. 10, 

1856, aged 36 yr. 
Christopher Slocum, d. Sept. 21, 1845, a S e d 59 yr. 
Elizabeth, wife of Christopher Slocum, d. June I, 1865, aged 84 yr. 
Mary C. Slocum, d. May 2, 1863, aged 19 yr. 
Eliza, d. Mar. 13, 1859, aged 3 da. 
Evans, d. Sept. 21, 1865, aged 2 yr. 6 mo. 
Alexander, d. Oct. 1, 1868, aged 11 yr. 

(Children of James and Jane Ann Lagan.) 
Mary, dau. of Wm. and Ruth Gardner, d. Dec. 2, i860, aged 17 yr. 

1 1 mo. 2 da. 
Fanny May, dau. of N. W. and Fanny G. Barber, d. Aug. 19, 1873, 

aged 5 mo. 23 da. 
Abraham Gardner, d. Apr. 10, 1861, aged 7J yr. 4 mo. 12 da. 
Mary, wife of Abraham Gardner, d. Dec. 16, 1855, aged 73 yr. 
James Gardner, d. Feb. 1, 1829, aged 91 yr. 
Phebe, wife of James Gardner, d. Jan. 1, 1810, aged 60 yr. 
Fanny, dau. of Abram and Mary Gardner, d. 181 3. 
Asa Gardner, d. Aug. 1, 1828, aged 64 yr. 
Phebe Gardner, d. Nov. 23, 1858, aged 91 yr. 6 mo. 
Abram T., son of William T. and Sarah Bradford, d. Feb. 15, 1844, 

aged 9 mo. 2 da. 
Harriet E., dau. of William T. and Sarah Bradford, d. Oct. 17, 1832, 

aged 1 yr. 1 mo. 6 da. 
Mary Ann, dau. of William T. and Sarah Bradford, d. Oct. 2, 1829, 

aged 2 yr. 2 da. 
Dr. Jeremiah Morrison, b. July 4, 1735; d. Mar. 7, 1828. 
Hannah, wife of Jeremiah Morrison, b. Nov. 3, 1745 ; d. Mar. 2, 

1828. 
Jeremiah M., son of John and Lydia Denton, b. Dec. 31, 1803; d. 

Nov. 4, 1817. 
Orman, son of John and Hannah Parkhurst, d. Mar. 14, 1823, 

aged 11 yr. 
Anna, wife of Jeremiah C. Mandeville, d. Feb. 8, 1859, aged 64 yr. 

10 mo. 27 da. 
Harriet C, adopted dau. of Christopher and Elizabeth Slocum, d. 

June 21, 1859, aged 17 yr. 
Edgar N. Mandeville, M.D., b. Sept. 13, 1843; d. Dec. 25, 1873. 
David L. Pitts, d. Aug. 24, 1848, aged 37 yr. 
Mary Jane, dau. of G. S. and Betsey Egbert, d. Mar. 1, 1853, aged 

23 yr. 
Gilbert S. Egbert, d. Jan. 22, 1856, aged 58 yr. 
Betsey, wife of G. S. Egbert, d. Sept. 20, 1878, aged 70 yr. 
Catharine A., wife of Andrew L. Wadhams, d. May 24, 1874, aged 

52 yr. 
Andrew L. Wadhams, d. July 14, 1873, aged 50 yr. 
Moses Clap, d. Nov. 12, i860, aged 38 yr. 
Mary Clap, d. June 10, i860, aged 33 yr. 
Samantha Drummond, wife of Andrew J. Beers, d. Aug. 17, 1838, 

aged 31 yr. 



1921.] Town of Danby. 271 

Andrew J. Beers, d. Feb. 24, 1891, aged 60 yr. 

, 15. Danby Cemetery. 

In memory of Belinday, dau. of Eleazer and Marilday Taylor, who 

d. Dec. 27, 1829, aged 13 yr. 5 mo. 9 da. 
Horace W., son of Wm. H. and Mary Ann McPherson, d. Dec. 23, 

1845, a g e d 2I m0 - 4 da. 
Eugene, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Gifford, d. Sept. 6, 1842, 

aged 1 yr. 
In memory of Eliza Emma, dau. of Horace and Margery Hutchin- 
son, who d. Sept. 2, 1814, aged 3 mo. 3 da. 
Elisha G., son of Horace Hutchinson, d. Mar. 10, 1821, aged 9 yr. 

3 mo. 8 da. 
In memory of Margery, wife of Horace Hutchinson, who d. July 3, 

1833 (or 1832), aged 38 yr. 3 da. 
Sylvia, consort of Deacon Hezekiah Clark, d. June 17, 1822, who d. 

in the 66th yr. of her age. 
Deacon Hezekiah Clark, d. Sept. 23, 1824, in 73d yr. of his age. 
In memory of Deacon Philo Hawes, who d. Apr. 2, 1830, aged 50? 

yr. 5 mo. 1 da. 
In memory of Sabry, wife of Dea. Jesse Hyatt, who d. Sept. 16, 

1828, aged 73 yr. 2 mo. 13 da. 
In memory of Deacon Jesse Hyatt, d. July, 1835, aged 82 yr. 3 da. 
Julia G., dau. of Heman and Flora Clark, d. Feb. 26, 1836, aged 1 

yr. 5 mo. 
James, son of John and Catherine Owen, d. Mar. 23, 1841, aged 23 

yr. 

William, son of Jonathan and Dorcas Boardman, d. Nov. 14, 1849, 

aged 27 yr. 2 mo. 28 da. 
Alonzo, son of Charles and Jane E. Knickerbocker (or Knicker- 

backer), d. Sept. 12, 1847, aged 1 yr. 10 mo. 20 da. 
Amy Ann, wife of Charles B. Keeler, d. Oct. 8, 1848, aged 26 yr. 

1 mo. 15 da. 
Amy E., dau. of Charles B. and Amy A. Keeler, d. Dec. 2, 1848. 
Dorcas, wife of Jonathan Boardman, d. Aug. 16, 1848 (or 1849), 

aged 46 yr. 1 mo. 24 da. 
Mr. George K. Young, d. Aug. 1, 1832, aged 25 yr. 6 mo. 
Isaac Hawes, b. May 21, 1749; d. Apr. 6, 1832. 
Anna Witlock, his wife, b. May 17, 1752 ; d. Apr. 27, 1831 (or 1832). 
Joseph Ford, d. Nov. 24, 1841, aged 66 yr. 6 mo. 19 da. 
Sabry, wife of Joseph Ford, d. Apr. 13, 1852. 
Allen, son of Allen and Sarah Grant, d. July 12, 1841, aged 3 yr. 

9 mo. 6 da. 
Mary, dau. of Allen and Sarah Grant, d. Aug. 16 (or 15), 1848, 

aged 3 yr. 2 mo. 1 da. 
Francis (Frances?), dau. of Sidney and Julia Foster, d. Sept. 19, 

1843, aged 6 (or 5) mo. 6 da. 
Joseph Freeman, d. July 22, 1842, aged 55 yr. 7 mo. 
Henrietta, wife of Leonard Walling, d. Aug. 3, 1845, aged 31 yr. 

3 mo. 18 da. 



272 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

William A., son of Constant and Henrietta Walling, d. Aug. 8, 1844, 

aged 2 mo. 5 da. 
Hannah, wife of Jonathan B. Shepherd, d. Sept. 18, 1842, in the 

62 yr. of her age. 
Isaac Kirkendall, d. Feb. 24, 1849, aged 62 yr. 3 mo. 10 da. 
Lement Duplex, d. Jan. 4, 1847, aged 82 yr. 5 mo. 19 da. 
Sarah E., dau. of Wm. and Rachel Ford, d. July 19, 1834, aged 3 

mo. 13 (or 15) da. 
Charles E., son of Wm. and Rachel Ford, d. Sept. 23, 1843, a & ed 

3 mo. 18 da. 
Joseph, son of Wm. and Rachel Ford, d. Apr. 4, 1845, aged 3 mo. 
Andrew (Andress?) Eldredge, who d. July 29, 1810, aged 22 yr. 

3 mo- 
Wallace, son of Darius (Darins?) and Naomi Beardsley, d. Mar. 

20, 1836, aged 20 mo. 
Miss Annie, dau. of Lewis? and Mary Beardsley, d. Sept. 11, 1834, 

aged 24 yr. 
Isibella (Isibela?), dau. of Luther and Mary Hall, d. Apr. 29, 1842, 

aged 9 mo. 10 da. 
Charles A., son of above, d. Sept. 12, 1845, a g e d 2 y r - IO da. 
Phebe, wife of Stephen Stark, d. Sept. 23, 1849, a S e d 49 yr. 
Eliza, wife of Stephen Stark, d. June 11, 1850 (?), aged 40 yr. 
Betsey, dau. of Thomas and Sally Swartout, d. May 2, 1832, aged 

26 yr. 
Thomas Swartout, d. 1851. 
Sally, his wife, d. 1850. 
Prudence, dau. of Thomas and Sally Swartout, d. May 29, 1847, 

aged 19 yr. 
Edward, son of James and Polly Everest, d. Aug. 16, 1835, a £ e d 2 ^ 

yr. 10 mo. 10 da. 
Hiram C, son of James and Polly Everest, d. Sept. 1, 1838, aged 23 

yr. 6 mo. 19 da. 
Prince Duplex, d. Oct. 29, 1825, aged 71 yr. 
Hudson Jennings, d. May 9, 1838 (or 1833), aged 49 yr. 
James E., son of Josiah and Malisa Tolbree, d. Jan. 6, 1848, aged 

3 yr. 8 mo. I da. 
Maria S. Brock, wife of John G. Wolf, d. Mar. 23, 1846, aged 23 

yr. 7 mo. 14 da. 
Mr. James Cotter, d. June 19, 1812, aged 39 yr. 
In memory of Andrew Gaston, who d. Dec. 23, 1830, in the 21st yr. 

of his age. 
In memory of L , dau. of Alex, and Lydia Gaston, who d. July 

11, 1813, in 2nd yr. of her age. 
Chester K., son of Chester and Phebe Coburn (or Cobern), d. Sept. 

27, 1824, aged 10 yr. 3 mo. 
Uri C, son of Josiah and Clarisa A. Beers, d. Oct. 31, 1834, aged 

6 mo. 13 da. 
Jerome, son of Josiah and Clarissa A. Beers, d. Apr. 6, 1835, aged 

3 yr. 8 mo. 
In memory of Roxanna, dau. of Luther and Polly Smith, d. Oct. 

17 (or 13), 1827, aged 7 mo. 



tg2i.] Town of Danby. 273 

Mr. Joel Lord, d. Dec. 22, 1824, aged 78 yr. 
Mrs. Jerusha, wife of Joel Lord, d. Feb. 1, 1821, aged 65 yr. 
Charles W. Lord, d. May 30, 1844, aged 24 yr. 9 mo. 23 da. 
James, son of Reuben and Jannette Colony, d. Aug. 1, 1848, aged 

1 yr. 

Delphene, dau. of Reuben and Anna Woodford, d. Mar. 10, 1846. 

Joseph R. Howell, d. Jan. 24. 1849, in his 39th yr. 

William G. Howell, d. Jan. 14, 1849, m his 44th yr. 

Nathaniel Roper, d. Sept. 10, 1835, aged 43 yr. 5 mo. 

Susan Helen (or Ellen), dau. of John and Elizabeth Sherer, d. 

May 28, 1834, aged 1 yr. 6 mo. 
Hannah M., dau. of Birdsley and Sally Clark, d. Sept. 8, 1832, aged 

2 yr. 6 mo. 

Harriet Eliza, dau. of Calvin and Sally Abrey, d. May 1, 1840, in 

the 36th yr. of her age. 
David K., son of Peter and Mary Ann Puff, d. Aug. 13, 1842, aged 1 

yr. 2 mo. 
W r illiam P. Beers, 1812 (or i8i3)-i84i. 
Susan, wife of Silas Pierson, d. May 28, 1849, a S e d 3° y r - * m o. 

15 da. 
Isaac Abbey, d. Feb. 1, 1843, a S e d 45 vr - l 9 da. 
Elijah Marsh, d. July 23, 1844, aged 79 yr. 
Sarah, wife of D. G. Howell, d. Nov. 30, 1843, in the 66th yr. of 

her age. 
Rev. M. L. Farnsworth, d. Nov. 27, 1838, aged 40 yr. 
Robert Emmet, son of Da and Elizabeth Marsh, d. Aug. 2, 1844, 

aged 10 mo. 4 da. 
Hannah M., wife of Charles J. Hill, d. May 3, 1848, aged 27 yr. 

8 or 9 mo. 26 da. 
Nancy Hawes, d. Dec. 27, 1844, aged 61 yr. 4 mo. and 12 da. 
Nathan E., son of Ezra and Lucy Martin, d. Apr. 24, 1846, aged 

4 yr. 
In memory of my mother, Abigail H., who d. June io, 1840, aged 

67 (or 57) yr., by her son, J. H. Hawes. 
Mary Jane, wife of J. Hart Hawes, d. Oct. 25, 1853. 
Mr. Cyrus Hawes, d. Dec. 9, 1834, aged 28 yr. 9 mo. 
Ezra Crane, d. Mar. 10, 1848, aged 84 yr. 
Sally, wife of Ezra Crane, d. Dec. 23, 1843, a & e d 68 yr. 
Sarah, wife of Elijah Smith, d. Mar. 28, 1837, aged 85 yr. 8 mo. 

6 da. 
Harriet M., wife of Abner Casaday, d. June 30, 1841, aged 25 yr. 

11 mo. 3 da. 
Juliaaett, wife of George McKenzie, d. May 16, 1839, aged 25 yr. 

8 mo. 
Emiline Louisa, wife of Miles C. Mix, d. Jan. 14, 1839, a £ e( i 2 & 

yr. 1 mo. 20 da. 
Polly, dau. of Heman (or Herman) and Sally Smith, d. Sept. 24, 

1828, aged 24 yr. 
Sally Smith, wife of Heman (or Herman), and dau. of Elisha and 

Susanna Everest, d. Apr. 7, 1813, aged 33 yr. 



274 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

Esther, dau. of Joseph and Lucy Belcher, d. July 26, 1819, in the 

15th yr. of her age. 
Edward, son of Shelden and Eliza Bierce, d. June 13, 1848, aged 2 

yr. 14 da. 
Hannah, dau. of Clarrissa A. and Josiah Beers, d. Jan. 31, 1825, 

aged 3 mo. 13 da. 

16. Baptist Church, West Danby. 
Francis Alonzo, son of Joseph B. and Louisa B. Todd, d. June 23, 

1844, aged 1 yr. 5 mo. 17 da. 
Wealtha Louisa, dau. of above, d. June 3, 1845, aged 18 da. 
T. J. Stevins, d. Mar. 14, 1891, aged 84 yr. 

Sarah J., wife of T. J. Stevins, d. Oct. 28, 185 1, aged 42 yr. 3 mo. 
Heman E. Stevin, d. May 10, 1866, aged 21 yr. 3 mo. 19 da. 
William M. Weed, 1821-1901. 
Fanny Spalding Weed, 1822-1898. 
Arabella E. Weed, 1848-1852. 

Sally, wife of James Spalding, d. Feb. 25, 1888, aged 86 yr. 
James Spalding, d. Dec. 13, 1853, aged 56 yr. 4 mo. 
Sidney House, d. Oct. 5, 1895, aged 70 yr. 11 mo. 6 d. 
Mary A. Payne, wife of Sidney House, d. Apr. 26, i88(?), aged 

63 yr. 8 mo. 19 da. 
Henry G. Todd, 1853-1906. 
Alfred A. Lewis, 1825-1898. 
Ada Mary Lewis, 1853- 1886. 
Horace Augustus Todd, 1843-1864. 
Franklyn E. Tibbitts, 1845-1904. 
Carlton E., son of Frank E. and Mary A. Tibbitts, Oct. 26, 1875- 

Jan. 30, 1881. 
Orpha M., wife of John W. Starr, d. Oct. 27, 1876, aged 64 yr. 

6 mo. 4 da. 
John W. Starr, d. May 27, 1863, aged 53 yr. 
Zepporah, wife of Abijah Virgil, d. Mar. 12, 1845, aged 77 yr. 4 

mo. 14 da. 
Daniel N., d. Apr. 13, 1857, aged 2 weeks. 
Mary Jane, d. Apr. 2, 1862, aged 6 mo. 

(Children of Rev. D. C. and Alzina Marshall.) 
Zadok Seelye, d. Feb. 16, 1846, aged 72 yr. 

(Rachel, w. of above.) 
Louisa, wife of Byron A. Todd, d. Feb. 8, 1864, aged 21 yr. 
Ellen F. Lewis, his 2nd wife, 1850-1916. 
Byron A. Todd, d. Jan. 13, 1879, a S e d 38 yr. 
Wm. Starr Todd, d. Feb. 2, 1863, aged 27 yr. 9 mo. 
Moses Barker, d. Aug. 7, 1867, aged 90 yr. 
Amy, wife of Moses Barker, d. Dec. 9, 1888, aged 96 yr. 
Gome ( ?) Todd, Mar. 18, 1811-Aug. 27, 1888. 
Maria B. Todd, Feb. 2, 1816-Mar. 23, 1888. 
Charles Barker Todd, 1838-1900. 
Joseph B. Todd, 1820- 1898. 
Malona M., wife of Joseph B. Todd, 1833-1899. 
Louisa, wife of Joseph B. Todd, d. Jan. 20, 185 1, aged 33 yr. 



1 92 1.] Town of Danby, 275 

Sarah Forsyth, 1838- 1908. 

Minnie T. Roe, d. Apr. 18, 1876, aged 28 yr. 8 mo. 26 da. 

(Wife of Theo. H. Roe and dau. of James S. and La Mira 

Tupper.) 
Arthur M., son of James S. and La Mira Tupper, d. July 10, 1872, 

aged 3 yr. 9 mo. 13 da. 
Sally Briggs, wife of Calvin Messenger, d. Feb. 26, 1872, aged 66 

yr. 10 mo. 8 da. 
Bethany, wife of Enos Briggs, d. Aug. 13, 1863, aged 96 yr. 9 mo. 

5 da. 
Susannah Foster, wife of Isaac Briggs, d. Nov. 13, 1866, aged 69 yr. 
Isaac Briggs, d. Feb. 6, 1888, aged 93 yr. 
Philetus H. Mead, d. Aug. 4, 1862, aged 42 yr. 
Will Mina Cornell, b. June 28, 1853 ; d. July 9, 1892. 
Floyd L. Cornell, b. Oct. 28, 1856; d. Apr. 21, 1883. 
Frankie, son of Floyd and Dell Cornell, aged 7 mo. 
David F., son of Charles E. and Aldlutt Williams, d. Feb. 2, 1878, 

aged 2 mo. 
Harriet Isabelle, wife of Clarence D. Hayward, Feb. 19, 1878-Mar. 

21, 1906. 

Addie M., wife of Manley Gausline, 1880-1896. 
Chauncey A. Decker, July 7, 1853-July 27, 1899. 
Simeon D. Sincebaugh, 1832-1910. 

Minnie, his wife, 1844 . 

Mary Daws, d. Sept. 24, 1881, aged 65 yr. 5 mo. 

E. G. Hart, d. Aug. 15, 1889, aged 60 yr. 

Betsey, wife of Russell Humphrey, d. May 29, 1883, aged 90 yr. 

Hannah, wife of Rev. John Gray, d. Feb. 20, 1875, aged 66 yr. 

Rev. John Gray, d. Dec. 10, 1874, aged 71 yr. 7 mo. 

Albert Grange, d. July II, 1890, aged 37 yr. 

Eliza Fulton, 1831-1907. 

Mary A. Randall, 1842-1895. 

David Randall, 183 5- 1895. 

Fred A. Fairbrother, May 30, 1856-May 21, 1898. 

Nelson A. Cornell, Co. A., 109 Regt, d. Mar. 28, 1912, aged 70 yr. 

Ellis Sweetlove, d. Nov. 25, 1897, aged 95 yr. 

Mary Maranda, wife of Ellis Sweetlove, d. Mar. 3, 1875, aged 69 

yr. 6 mo. 
Alonzo Beach, 1832-1912. 

James Q. Briggs, Mar. 9, 1826-Feb. 13, 1894. ( ?) 
Polly Ryant, Feb. 10, 1824-June 23, 1901. 
David Beach, 1803-1876. 
James B. Tupper, 181 7-1896. 
La Mira, wife of James S. Tupper, 1825-1904. 
Charles N. Stevins, 1838-1895. 
Cornelia Stevins, 1841-1916. 
Elizabeth B. Thatcher, 1834- 1898. 

Cornelia E. Bradley, d. July 29, 1888, aged 48 yr. ( ?) 
Alice A., wife of T. G. Manley, Jr., b. Sept. 16, 1855; d. May 20, 

1889. 



276 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

17. Methodist Episcopal Church, West Danby. 
John R. Cronce, d. Oct. 17, 1858, aged 91 yr. 
Hiram Crance, d. Mar. 29, 1876, aged 83 yr. 9 mo. 21 da. 
Obadiah Crance, d. Apr. 8, 1865, aged 46 yr. 11 mo. 
Eliza Jane, dau. of John and Jane Cronce, d. Dec. 23, 1836, aged 

9 yr. 5 mo. 28 da. 
Sally, wife of Lot Foster, d. Feb. 28, 1842, aged 21 yr. 
Susan, wife of John R. Cronce, d. July 24, 1853, aged 78 yr. 
Elijah Thornton, d. Sept. 16, 1879, aged 76 yr. 
Polly, wife of Elijah Thornton, d. Nov. 15, 1881, aged 69 yr. 9 mo. 

3 da. 
Clara Odell, d. Oct. 25, 1901, aged 76 yr. 
William H. Perry, d. July 14, 1886, aged 63 yr. 

(Jane E. Roberts, his wife.) 
Jacob Kennedy, d. Oct. 28, 1891, aged 63 yr. 
Andrew G., son of J. and P. A. Kennedy, d. Nov. 28, 1889, aged 

14 yr. 
Polly A., wife of Jacob Kennedy, d. Feb. 26, 191 5, aged 66 yr. 
Peter Petty, Dec. 10, 1814-May 3, 1884. 
Isaac, son of Isaac L. and Catharine Hazen, d. Sept. 1, 1823, aged 

6 mo. 8 da. 
Jacob Hazen, d. July 29, 1843, a S e d 62 yr. 6 mo. 
Mrs. Sally, wife of Miles Georgia, d. Oct. 3, 1833, aged 45 yr. 3 mo. 

12 da. 
Charles S. Thornton, d. July 4, 1886, aged 38 yr. 2 mo. 24 da. 
Addie A. Thornton, d. Mar. 24, 1887, aged 41 yr. 2 mo. 29 da. 
Marion ( ?), d. Mar. 24, 1836, aged 1 yr. 6 mo. 
Sarah J., d. Oct. 27, 1846, aged 8 yr. 
Hattie G., d. Feb. 25, 1859, aged 3 yr. 

(Children of Elijah and Polly Thornton.) 
Katherine, wife of John A. Corny, d. Apr. 5, 1842, aged 40 yr. 1 

mo. 2 da. 
Mary Ann, dau. of John A. and Katherine Corny, d. Aug. 10, 1836, 

aged 1 yr. 9 mo. 22 da. 
Charles, son of Abram and Mary Crance, d. Sept. 15, 1833, aged 

2 yr. 13 da. 
Susannah, d. May 9, 1821, aged 2 yr. 7 mo. 11 da. 
Charles, d. Apr. 1, 1832, aged 6 yr. 1 mo. 25 da. 

(Children of Moses and Amy Baker.) 
Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Kennedy, d. Apr. 3, 1877, aged 70 yr. 

10 mo. 3 da. 
Andrew Kennedy, d. Aug. 18, 1880, aged yS yr. 7 mo. 23 da. 
Catharine, wife of Joseph Bowen, d. Oct. 28, 1834, aged 49 yr. 

2 mo. 10 da. 
Johnie B., son of Dr. A. and Roanna Tibbitts, d. June 5, i860, aged 

8 yr. 8 mo. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Robert Kennedy, d. May, 1836 ( ?). 
Eliza, wife of G. W. Snyder, 1840-1895. 
David Walley, d. Aug. 14, 1893, aged 56 yr. 
Alice Walley, d. Mar. 7, 1887, aged 13 yr. 3 mo. 



iq2i.] Town of Danby. ^77 

Roanna, wife of A. Tibbitts, Feb., 1813-Dec, 1885. 

Aaron Tibbitts, Jan., 1803-Mar., 1885. 

Lida M., wife of Arthur Kennedy, d. Jan. 24, 1879, a g e ^ J 8 yr. 

" 6 mo. 
Clarence, son of Charles and Anna Kennedy, d. Dec. 2, 1879, aged 

18 yr. 

Mr. Daniel Williams, d. Nov., 1833, aged 52 yr. 

Artie, son of M. E. and M. M. Van Ostrand, d. Mar. 12, 1834, 

aged 4 mo. 23 da. 
Catherin R., wife of Isaac Van Ostrand, d. Aug. 31, 1882, aged 

47 yr- 
John J., d. Dec. 22, 1880. aged 20 yr. 1 mo. 22 da. 
Nellie, d. Sept. 9, 1882, aged 15 yr. 5 mo. 9 da. 
Elva, d. 1875, aged 1 mo. 

(Children of I. J. and C. Van Ostrand.) 
Susan, wife of John Stevins, d. Apr. 26, 1858, aged 80 yr. 1 ma 

20 da. 
Laura J., wife of Enos Spalding, d. Nov. 30, 1844, aged 28 yr. 6 mo. 

19 da. 

Enos Spalding, d. Mar. 11, 1867, aged 47 yr. 6 mo. 23 da. 

His wife, Betsey, 1819-1896. 

Dewitt Allick, b. Apr. 3, 1831. 

Charot Bailey, his wife, Feb. 13, 1835-May 31, 1897. 

Libbie, Oct. 16, 1876, aged 10 yr. 3 mo. 20 da. 

Carrie A., Sept. 17, 1864, aged 4 yr. 

Cora M., Sept. 15, 1864, aged 25 da. 

(Probably ch. of above.) 
John Crance, d. Nov. 29, 1892, aged 98 yr. 2 mo. 19 da. 
Eliza, wife of John Crance, 1819-1902. 
Fred., 1860-1915. 

Fay Crance, d. May 10, 1884, aged 21 yr. 10 mo. 24 da. 
Maudie, dau. of F. J. and M. Crance, d. Apr. 3, 1903, aged 5 yr. 

8 mo. 5 da. 
Myron J. Snyder, d. Mar. 14, 1888, aged 19 yr. 
Otelia, dau. of C. H. and P. A. Snyder, d. May 24, 1873, a S e< i 6 

mo. 16 da. 
Christopher Snyder, 1810-1892. 

Nancy, wife of Jacob Snyder, d. June 6, 1858, aged 78 yr. 
Jacob Snyder, d. Feb. 17, 1857, a g e< 3 84 yr. 
Anna T., wife of John Davenport, d. May 14, 1867, aged 59 yr. 
James M. Snyder, d. Mar. 6, 1871, aged 56 yr. 
Ora, dau. of James and Mellisa Snyder, d. May 26, 1871, aged 1 yr. 
Jacob B. Snyder, d. May 10, 1889, aged 82 yr. 
Ann, wife of Jacob B. Snyder, d. Oct. 25, 1880, aged 65 yr. 
Elnora McPherson, d. Dec. 22, 1869, aged 34 yr. 
Phillip Snyder, d. July 17, 1843, aged 64 yr. 
Ann, wife of Phillip Snyder, d. Jan. 18, 1848, aged 67 yr. 
John Snyder, d. Apr. 8, 1847, a g e< 3 26 yr. 
Sarah, wife of George States, d. Jan. 9, 1859, aged 46 yr. 
Catherine, wife of Uriah Westervelt, d. May 21, 1882, aged 77 yr. 



278 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

Sarah, wife of Zadoc Seeley, d. May 31, 1862, aged 24 yr. 

Zadoc Seely, d. Aug. 17, 1871, aged 35 yr. 

Catherine, wife of Peter Buskirk, d. Dec. 15, 1879, aged 78 yr. 

Aaron Y. Buskirk, d. Jan. 15, 1837, aged 39 yr. 

Mary, wife of John Van Buskirk, d. Mar. 31, 1849, aged 39 yr. 

Edmund Thatcher, 1834-1910. 

Elizabeth B., wife of L. F. Cutter, 1824-1896. 

Elisha Thatcher and his wife, Sarah Bassett. 

Jeremiah Thatcher, Oct. 29, 1817-July 10, 1892. 

John Thatcher, d. Dec. 25, 1870, aged 51 yr. 

Thomas, son of John and Nancy Westcott, d. Jan. 24, 1864, aged 22 

Joanna E., wife of John W. Lewis, d. Sept. 2, 1855, aged 23 yr. 
Carrie I., dau. of John and Lydia Tupper, d. May 10, 1868, aged 
15 yr. (?) 

Maria, wife of Eliub Birdsell, d. Dec. 27, 1883, aged 85 yr. 

Eliub Birdsell, d. July 1, 1844, aged 47 yr. 

Ebenezer Hay ward, d. Dec. 20, 1854, aged 60 yr. 

Electa, wife of Ebenezer Hayward, d. Feb. 11, 1875, aged 79 yr. 

William Hyers, 1828-1911. 

Malissa, wife of William Hyers, 1831-1857. 

Henry G. Weed, Dec. 17, 1834-Apr. 5, 1837. 

Munson Weed, Dec. 13, 1789-June 13, 1867. 

Polly, wife of Munson Weed, Sept. 25, 1796-Apr. 6, 1891. 

Moses Cronce, Jr., d. Apr. 5, 1883, a g e d 49 yr. 

Jane A. van Ostrand, wife of Moses Cronce, d. Oct. 28, 1876, 

aged 38 yr. 
Willie E., son of W. E. and Rebecca Sly, d. Oct. 13, 1873, aged 3 yr. 
Jennie M., dau. of Floyd and Ettie Kennedy, d. Oct. 17, 1880, aged 

4 mo. 
Elizabeth, wife of Timothy S. Jones, d. July 3, 1861, aged 56 yr. 
Elizabeth, wife of John Patchen, d. June 2, 1831, aged 27 yr. 
Albert J., son of Ira and Mary Patchen, d. Oct. 25, 1884, aged 25 yr. 
Sarah A., wife of John Patchen, d. Dec. 25, 1868, aged 55 yr. 
Ruth Hayward, d. Apr. 26, 1874, aged 63 yr. 
Stellie F. Goodwin, Oct. 20, 1901-Dec. 26, 1903. 
Mahala, wife of John Dutton, d. Feb. 28, 1859, aged 74 yr. 
Sarah, wife of Lot Foster, d. July 11, 1839, aged 55 yr. 
William Hugg, d. June 10, 1826, aged 62 yr. 
Lydia, wife of William Hugg, d. Aug. 6, 1826, aged 54 yr. 
Azubah, wife of Obadiah Crance, d. Sept. 29, 1886, aged 69 yr. 
Amanda, wife of Elmer Sutton, 1868-1902. 
Stephen R. Harrington, d. Mar. 19, 1864, aged 30 yr. 
Betsey A. Sutton, d. Apr. 18, 1865, aged 2 yr., dau. of Charles T. and 

S. M. Sutton. 

18. Curtis Cemetery. 
Richard, son of Elbert and Maria Curtis, d. Feb. 18, 1850, aged 15 

yr. 6 mo. 
Maria, wife of Elbert Curtis and dau. of Richard and Ruah Bush, 

d. Apr. 23, 1838, aged 34 yr. 



1921.] Town of Danby. 2 79 

Phebe Isabella Curtis, dau. of Lewis Beers, d. Jan. 7, 1824, aged 

20 yr. 
Elbert Curtis, d. Nov. 3, i860, aged 69 yr. 
Phebe, wife of Dr. Lewis Beers, d. Nov. 13, 1844, aged 75 yr. 
Dr. Lewis Beers, d. Sept. 4, 1849, aged 81 yr. 
Daniel Beers, d. Oct. 13, 1839, a g e< 3 82 yr. 
Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Beers, d. Feb. 10, 1830, aged 68 yr. 
Sally, wife of Samuel Walker, d. July 3, 1829, aged 25 yr. 
Lucy, dau. of Elihu and Sybel Doolittle, d. Oct. 8, 1830, aged 20 yr. 
Thankful Warren, wife of John Davison, d. Nov. 29, 1830, aged 

45 yr- 
John Gilbert, d. June 29, 1825, aged 17 yr. 
Amasa Tyler, d. Feb. 23, 1850, aged 21 yr. 
Lois, wife of Moses Tyler, d. Mar. 10, 1869, aged 80 yr. 
Reuben Tyler, d. Jan. 17, 1825, aged 31 yr. 
Stephen Beers, d. May, 181 5, aged 81 yr. 
Anna, his wife, d. June, 1818, aged 81 yr. 
Lucy Beers, dau. of above, and wife of Robert Grant, d. June 7, 

1817, aged 35 yr. 
Orrice Day, son of Stephen, Jr., and Elizabeth Beers, d. Aug. 5, 

1819, aged 19 yr. 
Frederick Wm., son of Edward B. and Sally O. Grant, d. June 6, 

1832, aged 2 yr. 
Charles F., son of Stephen and Ann Eliza Beers, d. Mar. 16, 1835, 

aged 3 yr. 
Elizabeth, wife of Stephen Beers, d. Mar. 6, 1844, aged 71 yr. 
George W. Emery, Company H., 137 Reg. N. Y., d. July 1, 1892, 

aged 56 yr. 
James McBride, d. July 15, 1865, aged 60 yr. 
Chloe S., wife of Chauncy Gunn, d. Apr. 16, 1863, aged 56 yr. 
Chauncy Gunn, d. Sept. 14, 1859, aged 68 yr. 
In memory of Joel Talmadge, a soldier of the Revolution, d. Jan. 

26, 1834, aged 77 yr. 
Rhoda, wife of Joel Talmadge, d. Apr. 24, 1842, in the 81st yr. of 

her age. 
Mary, wife of John Elwell and dau. of J. and R. Talmadge, d. May 

12, 1837, aged 39 yr. 
Olivia T., wife of F. H. Maybee, d. Feb. 2, 1872, aged 30 yr. 
Ida Isabelle, dau. of Leroy S. and Mary E. Hewitt, d. Dec. 7, 1853, 

aged 8 mo. 20 da. 
Elbert C, son of David and Lucinda Parshall, d. Mar. 18, 1838, aged 

5 yr- 
Mary E., wife of L. S. Hewitt, d. Apr. 9, 1863, aged 34 yr. 
Hannah, wife of Soloman Smith, d. Nov. 27, 1858, aged 49 yr. 4 

mo. 7 da. 
Soloman Smith, d. Oct. 26, 1863, aged 59 yr. 
John Dawson, d. Mar. 15, 1872, aged 92 yr. 7 mo. 20 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of John Dawson, d. Nov. 15, 1868, aged 86 yr. 5 mo. 
Allen C. Emery, d. June 5, 1863, aged 69 yr. 11 mo. 23 da. A sol- 
dier of 1812. 



280 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

Willie, son of Henry and Ann Eliza Coon, d. Sept. 24, 1873, aged 

6 yr. 10 mo. 15 da. 
Sophrona, wife of Gilbert Parshall, d. Aug. 1, 1874, aged 35 yr. 
Mary Calista, dau. of Thomas and Harriet E. (Bryan) Howell, 

b. Nov. 6, 1861 ; d. Feb. 3, 1864. 
Mary T., dau. of T. G. and Augusta M. Phillips, d. Aug. 20, 

183-. (?) 
Oliver H., son of Samuel and Isabella D. Drew, d. Apr. 19, 1870, 

aged 3 yr. n mo. 
Peter, son of above, d. Aug. 16, 1864, aged 10 mo. 
Freddie, only child of W. E. and Gertrude Martin, d. June 13, 1873, 

aged 17 mo. 25 da. 
William D., son of Harry and Clarissa Beers, d. May 17, 1837, 

aged 17 yr. 11 mo. 1 da. 
Jabez Beers, d. Nov. 10, 1834, aged 71 yr. 5 mo. 20 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of above, d. Apr. 13, 1823, aged 57 yr. 7 mo. 16 da 
In memory of Abner Beers, d. Jan. 3, 1816, in the 80th yr. of his 

age. A soldier in the Revolution. 
Hannah, wife of above, d. Apr. 10, 1817, in the 76th yr. of her age. 
Harriet Beers, wife of George Hyatt, b. Aug. 18, 1796; d. Aug. 

22, 1838. 
In memory of Eliza, wife of Benj. Vickery, d. Jan. 5, 1838, aged 

33 yr. 6 mo. 29 da. 
Nathan Beers, d. May 18, 1864, aged 82 yr. 
Rhoda, his wife, d. Aug. 6, 1845, aged 59 yr. 
Lewis Beers, d. Apr. 21, 1859, aged 48 yr. 9 mo. 10 da. 
Marie, his wife, d. 1894, aged J7 yr. 1 mo. 
Job C. Durfey, d. Feb. 26, 1862, aged 54 yr. 6 mo. 23 da. 
Sarah J., dau. of J. C. and Harriet Durfey, d. Apr. 24, 1839, aged 

2 yr. 6 mo. 29 da. 
Freddie B., child of Hiram and Evelina Strubble, d. Mar. 25, 1871, 

aged 5 mo. 
Sally, wife of Leonard Hall, d. Nov. 19, 1832, aged 45 yr. 8 mo. 

17 da. 
Leonard Hall, d. Feb. 14, 1848, in the 67th yr. of his age. 
Elizabeth, wife of Leonard Hall, d. July 3, 1848, aged 64 yr. 3 mo. 

29 da. 
Hermon Hall, d. June 29, 1865, aged 38 yr. 9 mo. 19 da. 
Mary G., wife of Hermon Hall, d. Dec. 1, 1854, aged 23 yr. 4 mo. 

8 da. 
Caroline, dau. of Lewis and Emiline Hall, d. June 28, 1851, aged 

15 yr. 4 mo. 23 da. 

Sarah, dau. of Lewis and Emiline Hall, d. Mar. 20, 1834, aged 6 

mo. 27 da. 
Charles E., son of above, d. Sept. 26, 1850, aged 1 yr. 5 mo. 21 da. 
Infant of above, d. July 27, 1838. 
Frank E., son of L. A. and M. A. Wadham, d. Aug. 11, 1874, aged 

16 yr. 4 mo. 7 da. 

Alma J., wife of Lot Foster, Jr., d. June 4, 1840, aged 20 yr. 
Patty, wife 0/ Chauncy Gunn, d. ? 



1921.] Town of Danby. 281 

Amasa J., son of James and Harriet A. Gardner, d. May 1, 1859, 

aged 2 yr. 
Sillick Cummings, d. Sept. 2, 1859, a g e d 40 yr. 
Adaline M., wife of H. J. Benjamin, d. Jan. 20, 1875, aged 34 yr. 
Louis A., d. Aug. 20, 1864, aged 4 yr. 
Martin L., d. Aug. 19, 1864. 

(Sons of George F. and Ivan A. Nouse.) 
Sarah Farnsworth, wife of Francis Nourse, d. Feb. 29, 1864, aged 

65 yr. 

David K. Puff, d. Aug. 13, 1842, aged 1 yr. 
Susie A. Puff, d. Dec. 1, 1852, aged 7 yr. 
David G. Puff, d. Nov. 2, 1831, aged 1 yr. 

(Children of Peter and Mary A. Puff.) 
Lemuel Jennings, b. Sept. 27, 1802; d. Mar. 8, 1884. 
Laura C. Jennings, his wife, b. Jan. 7, 1813; d. Mar. 18, 1869. 
Aaron Bennet, d. May 8, 1858, aged 76 yr. 
Mabel, wife of Aaron Bennet, d. Aug. 8, 1855, aged 74 yr. 
Isaac W., son of Walker and Anna Bennet, d. Feb. 1, 1849, aged 

2 yr. 
Walker Bennet, d. Dec. 23, 1855, aged 49 yr. 
Anna Bennet, his wife, d. May 8, 1888, aged 71 yr. 
Laura E. Fuller, wife of Chauncy Elliott, b. 1825; d. 1874. 
Libbie G. McFall, wife of Seth McFall, b. Nov. 19, 1848; d. Dec. 27, 

1872. 
Edward Greenway Brown, d. Oct. 28, 1871, aged 28 yr. 
Maria, wife of Zimra Cass, d. May 30, 1874, aged 56 yr. 
Sylvester L. Hover, d. Aug. 3, 1865, aged 56 yr. 
Job C. Durfey, d. Feb. 26, 1862, aged 54 yr. 6 mo. 23 da. 
Sarah J., dau. of J. C. and Harriet Durfey, d. Apr. 24, 1839, aged 

2 yr. 6 mo. 29 da. 
Joshua Durfey, d. Nov. 24, 1847, aged 76 yr. 
Lydia, wife of Joshua Durfey, d. May 24, 1859, aged 84 yr. 
Benjamin P. Durfey, d. Nov. 10, 1822, aged 24 yr. 2 mo. 3 da. 
Mary T., dau. of T. J. and Augusta M. Phillips, d. Aug. 20, 1863. 
Herbert C, son of above, d. Mar. 16, 1863, aged 8 yr. 3 mo. 9 da. 
E. Ellsworth, son of above, d. Nov. 11, 1861, aged 2 yr. 9 mo. 
Seba Canfield, d. Sept. 12, 1856, aged 57 yr. 
Mary T., wife of above, d. June 26, 1858, aged 58 yr. 
Orin D. B., son of above, d. Dec. 27, 1848, aged 23 yr. 8 mo. 12 da. 
Dewitt, son of above. 
Theodore C, son of Thomas J. and Augusta M. Phillips, d. Aug. 

6, 1853, a £ e< i 2 Y r - XI m0 - I2 da. 
Robert Grant, d. Nov. 4, 1861, aged 79 yr. 2 mo. 22 da. 
Martha Grant, d. Feb. 4, 1837. 
Titus Dawson, d. Sept. 30, 1859, a S e d 74 yr. 
Lucy, his wife, d. Nov. 4, 1868, aged 76 yr. 
Job Lockwood, a soldier of the Revolution, d. Mar. 20, 1841, aged 

85 yr. 14 da. 
Irena, wife of above, d. Feb. 13, 1851, aged 87 yr. 1 mo. 8 da. 
Edward R. Dawson, d. Sept. 19, 1845, aged 25 yr. 1 da. 



282 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

Titus Dawson, d. Mar. 14, 1840, aged 92 yr. Soldier of Revolu- 
tion. 

Sybil, his wife, d. Aug. 14, 1837, aged 91 yr. 

Seba Canfield, d. Jan. 12, 1843, aged 81 yr. 10 da. 

Mindwell, wife of above, d. Jan. 16, 1841, aged 79 yr. 8 mo. 

Polly Canfield, d. Jan. 17, 1858, aged 71 yr. 

Miles Mix, d. Nov. 29, 1852, aged 70 yr. 

Sarah, his wife, d. Jan. 22, 1853, aged 72 yr. 

Orin D. Mix, d. Dec. 19, 1846, aged 35 yr. 11 mo. 16 da. 

Captain John Bush, served in the Revolution as Captain, Penn. 
Continental Line, d. May 27, 1816, aged 83 yr. 

Sarah Richards, his wife, d. 1822, aged 79 yr. 

Richard Bush, d. July 23, 1826, aged 53 yr. 9 mo. 12 da. 

Ruah, his wife, d. Sept. 21, 1834, aged 54 yr. 11 mo. 4 da. 

Susan Hovey, b. in Huntington, Conn., Dec. 31, 1799; d. in Ithaca, 
Aug. 27, 1894. 

Town of Newfield, formed from Spencer (Tioga County), as 
"Cayuta," February 22, 181 1. Its name was changed March 29, 
1822, and a part was annexed to Catharines (Schuyler County) 
in 1853. 

53. Old Cemetery at Newfield. 

Hannah, dau. of Charles and Dinnia Gillet, d. May 2, 1823, aged 

1 yr. 8 mo. 
D. X. G., a. 68, 1817. 

William Jessup, d. Aug. 2, 1818, aged 63 yr. 
Sally, dau. of William and Mary Jessup, d. Dec. 14, 1825, aged 

17 yr. 4 mo. 19 da. 
Mrs. Katherine, wife of David Brand, d. Jan. 19, 1831, aged 29 

yr. 5 mo. 8 da. 
Emilia, wife of George I. Morrell, d. Mar. 10, 1840, aged 35 yr. 
Malinda, wife of Theophilis Drake, d. May 11, 1839, aged 27 yr. 8 

mo. 9 da. 
Charles W. Benedict, d. July 13, 1846, aged 5 yr. 2 mo. 13 da. 
Amasa Baker, d. July 2, 1846, aged 29 yr. 9 mo. 10 da. 
William Baker, d. Mar. 7, 1845, a S ed 68 yr. 8 mo. 22 da. 
Mary, wife of William Baker, d. July 30, 1843, aged 58 yr. 6 mo. 

24 da. 
Amanda M., wife of Anthony Baker, d. June 17, 1849, aged 22 yr. 

6 mo. 10 da. 
Peter Puff, d. June 11, 1842, in the 86th yr. of his age. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Peter Puff, d. July 25, 1831, aged 68 yr. 
Jsaac Lounsbery, d. Nov. 25, 1829, in the 40th yr. of his age. 
Isaac J., son of Isaac and Dorothy Lounsbery, d. Aug. 25, 1830, 

aged 11 mo. 
Fanny, dau. of Charles and Margaret McCorn, d. Jan. 27, 1842, 

aged 13 yr. 3 mo. 14 da. 
Comfort, dau. of Peter and Samantha Taber, June 8, 1840-Aug. 

18, 1842. 
In memory of Naoma, dau. of Daniel and Katherine Stark, who d. 

Jan. 17, 1830, in the 5th yr. of her age. 



1921.] Town of Newfield. 283 

Thomas B., son of Samuel and Ann Young, d. by being stabbed 

by John Williams, Mar. 6, 1838. 
Harriet B., dau. of John and Eliza Smith, d. Oct. 22, 1844, aged 

6 yr. 2 mo. 5 da. 
John W., son of John and Eliza Smith, d. Oct. 19, 1844, aged 3 

yr. 4 mo. 8 da. 
Fanny, dau. of John and Eliza Smith, d. Dec. 25, 1846, aged 13 

yr. 27 da. 
Isabella M., wife of John Makimson, d. July 15, 1844, aged 45 

yr. 6 mo. 6 da. 
Frederick Milton, son of Frederick and Mary Farmer, d. May II, 

1848, aged 3 yr. 6 mo. 27 da. 
George Dudley, d. May 24, 1842, aged 52 yr. 2 mo. 23 da. 
Fanny, wife of George Dudley, d. Jan. 30, 1859, a S e d 5^ yr- 1 mo. 

28 da. 
Austin, W. W., son of George and Fanny Dudley, d. Mar. 11, 1833, 

aged 3 yr. 11 mo. 14 da. 
Benjamin Dudley, d. Apr., 1841, aged 33 yr. 
Charles Gillet, d. June 13, 1843, a S e d 58 yr. 1 mo. 5 da. 
Mary A. Bateman, d. Sept. 16, 1849, a g e< 3 28 yr. 8 mo. 3 da. 
Maria, dau. of J. B. and Eliza Chadwick, d. July 7, 1841, aged 6 

yr. 1 mo. 12 da. 
Mary, wife of Lewis Hughes, d. June 16, 1821, aged 48 yr. 4 mo. 

11 da. 
In memory of Sabah, relict of William Georgia, who d. Nov. 22, 

1818, aged 69 yr. 
Kezia, wife of Elijah Georgia, d. June 2, 1845, aged 64 yr. 4 mo. 

25 da. 
Charles W., son of B. D. and Phebe Shaw, d. Feb. 28, 1842, aged 

1 yr. 1 mo. 

William Bush, d. May 28, 1842, aged 53 yr. 5 mo. 3 da. 

Helen F., April 8, 1843-June 5, 1844. Child of James C. and 

Fanny Young. 
Capt. James Young, d. Aug. 9, 1833, aged 76 yr. 
In memory of Sarah, wife of James Young, d. Jan. 6, 1826, aged 

45 yr. 6 mo. 9 da. 
In memory of Sylvenus Earl, who d. Oct. 7, 1830, aged 21 yr. 4 

mo. 5 da. 
Moses Earl, d. July 31, 1835, aged 32 yr. 11 mo. 
Aaron Pennington, only son of Moses and Charlotte Crowell, d. 

Sept. 30, 1842, aged 2 yr. 6 mo. 11 da. 
Almira D., dau. of George and Betsey Bailey, d. May 25, 1836, 

aged 1 yr. 1 da. 
Charles A., son of Lewis D. and Ann Bailey, d. May 2, 1836, aged 

2 mo. 18 da. 

Ann, wife of Lewis Bailey, d. Jan. 31, 1840, aged 31 yr. 8 mo. II da. 

Jane, wife of James McMillen, d. Apr. 16, 1846, aged 66 yr. 3 mo. 

James McMillen, d. Mar. 9, 1842, aged 66 yr. 

John McMillen, d. Mar. 9, 1842, aged 6 yr. 

Elias B. Williams, d. Apr. 19, 1843, a g e d 21 yr. 7 mo. 25 da. 



284 Tompkins County Gravestones, [July 

Abigail, wife of Jared Parsons, d. Sept. 7, 1822, aged 21 yr. 7 mo. 

15 da. 
Daniel T., son of John and Mary Gillitt, d. May 31, 1836, aged 6 

yr. 10 mo. 5 da. 
Jabeze, son of Abisha and Hannah Elliott, d. Jan. 26, 1846, aged 

3 yr. 4 mo. 7 da. 

Jesse D., son of John and Jerusha Ford, d. July 21, 1825, aged 5 yr. 
Mariah, wife of H. (Hugh) B. Crawford, d. Sept. 15, 1840, aged 44 

yr. 4 mo. 27 da. 
Sarah Mariah, dau. of James and Emma Bell, d. June 5, 1844, aged 

4 yr. 26 da. 

Hannah A., dau. of James C. and Fanny (King) Young, Oct. 17, 

1839-Mar. 21, 1841. 
Sarah, dau. of Jared and Polly Parsons, d. June 12, 1828, aged 2 

yr. 4 mo. 3 da. 
John, son of Jared and Polly Parsons, d. Aug. 15, 1828, aged 4 

mo. 2 da. 
Lydia, wife of Moses Pemgra, d. Dec. 24, 1826, aged 58 yr. 7 mo. 

7 da. 

Elizabeth Tidd, d. July 21, 1845, a ged 9 2 y r - 

James K., son of James A. and Mary Ann Compton, d. Aug. 12, 

1834, aged 8 mo. 

Daniel Starkes, d. July 14, 1838, aged 51 yr. 2 mo. 2 da. 
Margaret, wife of Ezra Johnson, d. Nov. 30, 1847, a £ e d 56 yr. 3 

mo. 20 da. 
Martha C, 1840-1843. Child of Horace and Calista Stewart. 
Laura, wife of John Jessup, d. Aug. 15, 1826. 
Sarah, their daughter, aged 1 yr. 3 mo. 
Corinda, dau. of Ichabod and Samantha Palmer, d. Aug. 15, 1848, 

aged 1 yr. 6 mo. 24 da. 
Susan M., dau. of John and Eliza Smith, d. Jan. 20, 1847, aged 

14 yr. 10 mo. 
John Smith, d. June 29, 1848, in the 49th yr. of his age. 
Mary, wife of Alexander B. Thompson, d. Aug. 26, 1847, aged 75 

yr. 6 mo. 
Eunice, wife of Isaac Cremer, d. Dec. 21, 1839, aged 23 yr. 5 mo. 
William S., son of Christopher and Chloe Dego (?), d. Mar. 10, 

1835, aged 1 yr. 8 da. 

Mrs. Sophia, wife of Eli Sanford, d. July 24, 1835, aged 33 yr. 
Chester Benedict, d. June 8, 1846, aged 35 yr. 10 mo. 15 da. 
Demina, wife of Charles Gillet, d. July 28, 1848, aged 61 yr. 6 mo. 

21 da. 
Mehitabel, wife of Capt. Job Beckwith, d. Sept. 2, 1830, aged 78 

yr. 8 mo. 8 da. Daughter of Israel Champeon of East Haddam, 

Conn. 
Amanda, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Kellogg, d. Mar. 8, 1847, 

aged 27 yr. 4 mo. 1 da. 
Joseph Kellogg, d. Mar. 30, 1842, aged 67 yr. 6 mo. 13 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Kellogg, d. Oct. 8, 1846, aged 69 yr. 6 

mo. 8 da. 



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Molissa, dau. of Edward P. and Mary Shearwood, d. Feb. 3, 1842, 

aged 8 yr. 11 mo. 25 da. 
Richard Pangbourn, d. Feb. 8, 1842, aged 68 yr. 9 mo. 21 da. 
Barbary, his wife, d. the same day, aged 61 yr. 11 mo. 24 da. 

Phebe, dau. of Richard and Barbary Pangbourn, d. . 

Phebe P., dau. of Archer and Joanna Preston, d. Jan. 17, 1845, 

aged 1 yr. 8 mo. 4 da. 
Onie, dau. of Charles M. and Marcia A. Turner, aged 5 yr. (no 

Antoinett, wife of Julius Goldsmith and dau. of Daniel and Mary 

Crawford, d. Mar. 24, 1847, aged 25 yr. 11 mo. 9 da. 
Dewitt Clinton, son of L. D. and Rosetta Gilbert, d. May 21, 1844, 

aged 2 yr. 5 mo. 18 da. 
Mary A., dau. of Julius and Antoinette Goldsmith, d. May 29, 1843. 

aged 1 yr. 8 mo. 24 da. 
Dewitt C, son of Daniel and Nancy Crawford, d. Mar. 10, 1837, 

aged 18 yr. 2 mo. 2 da. 
Louisa M., infant dau. of John and Sarah Stowell, d. Mar. 19, 

18'?'} 
Eliakim j. or T., son of Richard and Barbary Pangbourn, d. Oct. 

19, 1828, aged 20 yr. 4 mo. 11 da. 
John, son of Richard and Barbary Pangbourn, d. Apr. 5, 1831, aged 

21 yr. 7 mo. 16 da. 
Samuel, son of George and Susan Cooper, d. Dec, 1834, aged 4 mo. 

2 da 
John, son of Edmund and Mary Shearwood, d. Oct. 7, 1837, aged 

2 yr. 5 mo. 26 da. 
Richard, son of George and Susan Cooper, d. Apr. 5, 1835, aged 

5 mo. 15 da. , 

Mary, wife of Edward P. Shearwood, d. Feb. 1, 1842, aged 38 yr. 

9 mo. 6 da. _ _ . . 0i , 

Phylancy, wife of C. M. Turner, d. Oct. II, 1835, in the 28th yr. 

of her age. _ 

Infant son of C. M. and Phylancy Turner, d. Aug. 11, 1835 
Francis H., son of Charles M. and Marcia A. Turner, age (?). 

( To be continued!) 



SOCIETY NOTES. 



A Regular Meeting of the New York Genealogical and Biographical So- 
ciety was held on Friday afternoon, March nth, 1921, at 4 P. M The meet- 
Sfwa called to rde? by the President, Clarence W inthrop Bowcn, who 
announced that the Society had lost by death since its last meeting the 
foUoS named member: Edwin De Forest Weekes, an annual member 
whc wa f ekcTed I AprU 27, 1916 and who died February 23, 1921 in his 70th 
vear The President also announced the following elections to member- 
shin Miss Josephine Pomeroy Smith, Annual Member and Joel Wolfe 
Thome Annua Member, both proposed by John R Totten, and Marion 
L'Mauder Lewis and Augustus Hewlett Skillin, Annual Members proposed by 
Qa^ence WinXop Bowen. It was also announced that Miss Julia Gertrude 



286 Editorial Note. [July 

Craft had been restored to membership. Mr. Bowen announced that at the 
meeting of the Society to be held on May 13, 1921, John Hill Morgan, Mem- 
ber of the New York Bar and Trustee of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts 
and Sciences would deliver a lecture on "Early American Portrait Painters," 
which lecture would be illustrated by stereopticon views. 

The Speaker of the afternoon was then introduced, the Princesse Cantacu- 
zene, Comtesse Speransky (formerly Miss Julia Grant) who addressed the 
Society on the subject "The Old Regime in Russia and Russia To-day." 

At the close of the address Capt. Richard Henry Greene made a few 
appropriate comments and moved that a hearty vote of thanks be extended to 
the speaker for her highly interesting and instructive address; which mo- 
tion was duly seconded by George Riker Bishop, Esq., and unanimously 
carried. 

The meeting then adjourned for refreshments. 

A Regular Meeting of the New York Genealogical and Biographical So- 
ciety was held on the afternoon of Friday, April 8th, 1921, at 4.15 P.M., the 
President, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, in the chair. The President an- 
nounced that the Society had lost by death since its last meeting the follow- 
ing named members : — Edmund Cogswell Converse, Life Member, elected 
December 27, 1909; died April 4, 1921, in his 72nd year; Marshall Winslow 
Greene, Life Member, elected 1896; died March 23, 1921, aged 51 years; 
Miss Emily Frances Southmayd, Life Member, elected January 13, 1914; died 
March 31, 1921. It was also announced that the following members had been 
elected : Frederick Kinsman Smith, Annual Member, proposed by John R. 
Totten ; Mrs. George Samuel Dearborn, Life Member, proposed by Clarence 
Winthrop Bowen ; James William Ellsworth, Life Member, proposed by Clar- 
ence Winthrop Bowen ; Frederick A. Juilliard, Life Member, proposed by 
Clarence Winthrop Bowen. The name of Frank Jones Wilder was announced 
as having been restored to the roll of Annual Members. 

The President then introduced Mrs. E. Hathaway Turnbull, of London, 
Eng., who addressed the Society on the subject "Women's War Work in 
England during the World's War." Mr. Frederick A. Wallis, the previously 
announced speaker of the day came in later, he having been unavoidably de- 
tained, and made a short extemporaneous address on the subject of "Immi- 
gration Yesterday and To-day." 

The President tendered the thanks of the Society to both speakers, and 
the meeting adjourned for refreshments. 



EDITORIAL NOTE. 



The stenographer's written report of the wording of the address of His 
Excellency, Jean Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States 
of America, which was delivered before this Society on April 10th, 1920, 
was placed in the hands of the Publication Committee of the Society at so 
late a date that it was impossible to submit the same to His Excellency the 
Ambassador for revision and still allow it to appear in the July 1920 issue 
of the Record. It was deemed desirable that it should appear in that issue 
of the Record immediately following the date of the address. It appears 
that the stenographer made certain errors in reporting His Excellency's ad- 
dress which the Publication Committee were unaware of, and for which His 
Excellency was in no way responsible. The stenographer employed to report 
the address was one supposedly of unquestioned accuracy in the execution of 
his work and the Publication Committee were not aware of the fact that His 
Excellency would desire to revise the stenographer's report and therefore 
it appeared in the July 1920 Record without His Excllency having an oppor- 
tunity to edit the same. 

We regret that the stenographic report was inaccurate and that the ad- 
dress as reported was not submitted to His Excellency for revision and 
still more greatly regret that His Excellency the Ambassador should have 



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Queries, Book Reviews. 287 



occasion to complain that his address as printed differed m any way materi- 
ally from the phraseology in which it was delivered. Whatever errors are 
found embodied in the printed address were the stenographer s and not in any 
way attributable to His Excellency the Ambassador. 



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David Congdon (b. 1798, Montville, Ct.) married (1824, Salem, Ct.) Lucretia 

Rogers (b. 1798, Lyme, Ct.) 
Mary Sanders (b. Swansea, N. H.) m. Joseph Foster. 
Eunice Haskell (b. 1780, Belchertown, Mass.) m. Enos Clark. 
Ancestry of the above named individuals desired. , 

Enos Clark married Jane ( ?) Sept. 1, 1768, and had the following 

JemimafLeirAsa, Eunice (b. Granby, Mass.) Enos, Polly (b. Wilbraham, 

Mass.), Simeon, Naomi, Joel, Elijah (b. Belchertown Mass.) 
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Mrs C. F. Bailey, 4741 Eleventh Ave., Northeast, Seattle, Wash. 
Waterman -Robert H. Waterman.b. New York, March 4, 1808; m. Cordelia 
Sterling at Bridgeport, Conn. Sailed ships for Howland Asp.nwall and others. 
Was he related to Gurdon Waterman, well known skipper, and how? 
w as nc rc.aicu ^^ Cornell, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, N. Y. 



BOOK REVIEWS. 

By John R. Totten. 

8CT ,aS?ca, B ,?u°i„ N .t'S , h , e Te".f=» R '?°,' iD «o a ,?r! , H"" y R.CO.D , lS .***« » . .P~»l 
• d,erli.em«ntor «och jojk ^^ M body , h(t |ce , lhe work 

donated aoi the name aid addtes, of the petaon from »hoo ,t can be purchased. 

The Martin Family of Ipswich, Mass., compiled by Charles Shepard. 
P. O Box 302, Troy, N. Y. Blue Print Chart, 1 1 x 16 niches. Price $1.00. 
Address: compiler. , , 

An excellent chart giving descendants of C^orge Martin along the lines of 
certain of his descendants. Recommended to genealogical libraries. 



288 Book Reviews. (July 

The Decatur Genealogy, by William Decatur Parsons, of No. 18 East 
63rd Street, N. Y. City. Octavo, cloth, pp. 55, with name index and thirteen 
full page illustrations of family interest. Copyrighted, 1921 ; privately 
printed, limited edition of fifty numbered copies. 

This valuable contribution to family history gives a complete list of 
the descendants of the immigrant ancestor Stephen 1 Decatur who came over 
to this country and settled in Rhode Island in 1746. From him descended 
his only child Captain Stephen 2 Decatur of Revolutionary fame, who in turn 
amongst other children left a son Commodore Stephen Decatur, U. S. Navy 
whose services to his country have rendered the name of still greater honor 
in the annals of the sea. Thence the record of descendants is carried to the 
seventh generation. Those libraries that are so fortunate as to secure copies 
of this work are indeed to be envied. 

Harris, Dunlop, Valentine and Allied Families, compiled for Mary 
(Harris) Morris, by William M. Mervine, Member of the Hist. Soc. of Penn- 
sylvania, and a Director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. 
Quarto, cloth, pp. 279, including a name index and an appendix entitled 
"The Alphabet of Thought or Elements of Metaphysical Science," pp. 74, 
with 108 full page illustrations, including portrait plates and reproductions 
of points of interest in family history. Printed for private circulation only. 
Edition of 100 copies. Copyrighted 1920 by Mary (Harris) Morris. 

This volume is one of those rare family chronicles emanating from the 
mind of one imbued with an inherent love of the topic thus elaborately 
treated, and of one so well endowed with material prosperity as to be able 
to give to the publication that wealth of artistic literary treatment that renders 
its perusal a pleasure rather than a tedious pilgrimage after biographical, 
genealogical and historical facts. It is seldom that we are privileged to view 
a more perfectly presented volume, the literary contents of which is fully up 
to the standard of its artistic presentment. Those libraries that are so for- 
tunate as to secure copies for their shelves are like ourselves much to be 
congratulated. 

The Historical Register, A Biographical Record of the Men of our 
time who have contributed to the making of America. Volume for 1919. 
Edited by Edwin C. Hill. Octavo, cloth, pp. 199, with about 40 full page 
portrait and armorial illustrations. Volume for 1920. Edited by Edwin C. 
Hill, purporting to be a record of people, places and events in American 
history. Octavo, cloth, pp. 234, with about 66 full page portrait illustra- 
tions. Price per volume $10. Address : Editor, No. 393 Lafayette Street, 
N. Y. City. Telephone Spring 8558. 

As the foreword of this prospective series states, this is "the first at- 
tempt to present in a dignified and appealing form the lives of American 
citizens of our own generation who have contributed to the making of Amer- 
ica as a nation." It is to be the aim of its editorial staff to make it in its 
successive volumes : First and foremost, a biographical history of the Amer- 
ican nation of our time. Second, a record of the lives of those of our day 
and generation whose careers were in line with their country's progress and 
development. Third, to offer the great examples of the past for the emula- 
tion of coming generations. Fourth, to preserve living in our memory the 
characters and personalities of those with whom it was a privilege to live 
and delight to honor, and Fifth to thereby construct a National Portrait 
Gallery of the best of our citizenship. 

The aim of the management of this literary enterprise is ambitious and 
laudable and is moreover worthy of the full and generous support of the 
relatives of those who have been called hence. We think such a series of 
volumes will in time become of great value to the literary public. To judge 
from the character of the first two volumes of the prospective series, we 
think the initial efforts give promise of the establishment of a standard work 
of reference which will and should be upon the shelves of all libraries of 
general reference as well as those maintaining biographical and genealogical 
sections. Good luck to the effort! 



1921.] Book Reviews. 289 

Advanced Notice: We take great pleasure in announcing that the A. 
N. Marquis & Company, Publishers, of 440-442 Dearborn Street, South, 
Chicago, 111., are preparing for publication a volume to be entitled "First 
Families of America," an abridged compendium of American genealogy to 
be issued under the editorial direction of Albert Nelson Marquis, Editor of 
"Who's Who in America," assisted by Frederick Albert Virkus, Associate 
Editor. 

From the prospectus of the forthcoming work which will be ready for 
presentation to the public in about a year, we are convinced that it will be 
of the greatest usefulness for reference purposes and that it is destined 
to take its place as a standard work of genealogical and incidentally biograph- 
ical information upon the shelves of public, institutional, college, school, soci- 
ety, club, steamship and hotel libraries ; also in governmental departments, 
embassies, legations and consulates throughout the world. Those who take 
interest in having accurate genealogical information recorded relative to 
themselves are advised to communicate with the Editors relative to having 
their individual records embodied in this volume. 

Descendants of Capt. Samuel Church of Churchville, N. Y. Com- 
piled by Etta E. Emens and presented to this Society by W. E. Sill, Exec- 
utor of the Estate of C. T. Church, of No. 24 South Hawk Street, Albany, 
N. Y. Octavo, cloth, pp. 80, including name index and fifteen portrait plates. 
No price stated. 

This excellent little volume gives the ancestry of Captain Samuel Church 
of Churchville and also the record of his descendants. It is decidedly a 
valuable contribution to the family history and genealogy of the descend- 
ants of Richard 1 Church, one of the original settlers of Hartford, Conn. 
Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United 
States Military Academy, at West Point, New York, since its establish- 
ment in 1802, by Brevet-Major-General George W. Cullum, Colonel of En- 
gineers, U. S. Army, Retired. Supplement, Volume VI-A (Part I) and 
Vol. VI-B (Part II), 1910-1920. Edited by Colonel Wirt Robinson, U. S. 
Army. Octavo, cloth, pp. 11484-1148 about. Price $10.00 per set, delivery 
charges extra. Sold only in set consisting of both parts. 

The completion of this volume VI (in two parts) of this most valuable 
biographical series gives us an opportunity to call the attention of the ex- 
ecutive officers of all libraries maintaining biographical and genealogical 
sections to existence of and the intrinsic merit of the entire series as a work 
of reference. The series, upon delivery of this Vol. VI (in two parts), will 
consist of seven bound volumes and gives, in such detail as it has been found 
possible to obtain, the military record of the Graduates of West Point from its 
origin in 1802 up to 1920, inclusive. 

All students of genealogy and biography recognize the great value of 
such works as Sibley's Harvard Graduates and Dexter's Biographies of 
Yale Graduates, and therefore will not regard it as too strong a statement 
if we say that while in general terms Cullum's (and his successor's) work 
ranks with them, yet it exceeds them in value because while Sibley's work 
ends with the biography of the class of i68q and Dexter only gives the records 
of Yale graduates up to the Class of 1815, Cullum's Register of West Point 
Graduates with the Issue of Volume VI (in two parts) gives the records of 
all graduates down to 1920. 

The fund which enables this work to be published every decade was left 
in trust by the will of the late General George W. Cullum (who himself 
compiled the first three volumes of the series) with the condition imposed 
that from the accumulated interest from this fund an additional volume of the 
series should be published every 10 years, thus keeping the work up to date 
and maintaining its value as a work of reference. 

Under the terms of this trust the supplementary Volumes IV and V have 
previously been published and we now have Volume VI (in two parts) which 
brings the work down to the present decade. 



2qo Accessions to the Library. [July 

Owing to Congressional legislation between iqio and 1920 which has 
largely increased the possible number of cadets at the Military Academy, this 
last volume is twice as voluminous as any of its predecessors, and it has there- 
fore been a doubly laborious task to compile it for publication. In apprecia- 
tion of the value of vital facts relative to the life of individual graduates, 
this volume has been somewhat enriched by the addition of many birth dates 
which were not included in previous volumes, which additional information 
increases its value from a genealogical standpoint. The income from the 
fund left by General Cullum to support this work is not sufficient to bear 
the expenses of publication every 10 years of issues so voluminous as this 
one from 1910 to 1920. It would therefore seem advisable that steps be taken 
at once to increase during the present decade the Cullum trust fund to such 
an extent as to secure sufficient income to render certain the periodic appear- 
ance of these successive volumes. Should such course be pursued by the 
Alumni Association of West Point and should it be crowned with success, 
the value of succeeding volumes would be greatly enhanced by a still further 
inclusion in individual records of more vital facts, such as places of birth, 
places of death, and names of both parents of such graduates. Cullum's 
Register as it stands is an authoritative Register of the Military Service 
of those graduates who remained in the service after graduation and 
as such it is invaluable. It cannot however be gainsaid that there are possibly 
other events in such graduates' careers that may also be justly classed under 
the head of biography, and to a certain extent genealogy may be regarded a 
strong eugenic cause of resultant biography. 

Cullum's Register records the biographies of West Point graduates as 
such biographies develop each successive decade; therefore the complete 
biography necessarily does not appear until death has intervened in each 
instance; but this progressive system is of much value as one can thus follow 
the careers of individuals during their lifetime. 

In the cases of those graduates who after retirement from the military 
service in the U. S. Army have entered upon careers in civil life; and of those 
who subsequent to their graduation from the Military Academy resigned from 
the Army,— Cullum's Register gives in addition to such graduates' record, a 
record also of their subsequent civil activities. 

A full set of Cullum's Register taken in connection with a full set of the 
annual reports of the Alumni Association of the United States Military 
Academy (which reports for the past twenty years or so have contained 
biographical sketches of those graduates that have died during the preceding 
year) will give in condensed form to any library all the biographical material 
quickly available with reference to West Point Alumni. 

We advise all progressive libraries of general reference and especially 
libraries that maintain biographical and genealogical sections to at once secure 
this volume, and if not already in possession of the preceding five volumes to 
take steps to secure them. 

We offer our congratulations to Col. Robinson on the completion of a 
piece of editorial work that reflects credit upon himself and which has re- 
sulted in the production of a volume certainly well worthy of comparison with 
its predecessors, and for the reasons above stated an improvement thereupon. 



ACCESSIONS. 

From December 1st, IQ20, to April 30th, iqsi. 

BOUND VOLUMES. 

American Irish Hist. Soc— Journal, Vol. XVIII (1910). 

Beck, Fanning C. T— History of New York Academy of Design. 

Bowen, Clarence W— Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 

Vols. 20, 21, 22. 
Bristol, Mrs. Robert Dewey— Nebraska State Hist. Soc. Publications, Vol. 

19. 



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Brown, Henry Collins — Valentine's Manual of Old New York, No. 5, New 

Series, 1921. 
Du Pont, Henry A. — Story of the Huguenots. 
Eno, Henry Lane — Eno Family. 
Geer, Walter — Napoleon the Third; Recollections of the Revolution and the 

Empire. 
Hill, Edwin C. — The Historical Register, 1919, 1920. 
Holt, Henry & Co. — Sons of Liberty 

Howe, Herbert Barber — George Rowland Howe, 1847-1917. 
Kansas State Hist. Soc. — Publications, Vol. II, 1920. 

Livingston, Edwin Brockholst — The Livingstons of Callendar (New Edition). 
Munsey, Frank A. — Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy. 
North Dakota Hist. Soc. — Collections, Vol. VI. 
Noyes, Mrs. Charles P. — A Family History in Letters and Documents, 

1667-1837, 2 vols. 
♦Palmer, William Lincoln — Prof. William Henry Green's Semi-Centennial 

Celebration, 1846- 1896. 
Parsons, Henry — In Memoriam of Gen. Lewis Baldwin Parsons ; Parsons 

Family, Vol. II. 
♦Reynolds, Helen Wilkinson — Records of Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, N. 

Y., Vol. II. 
Sheppard, Mrs. George Beekman — Diary of Gideon Wells, 3 vols. 
Sill, W. E. — Descendants of Capt. Samuel Church of Churchville. 
Stewart, Frank H— Notes of Old Gloucester, N. J., Vol. I. 
Taylor, Samuel — Souvenir of the First Baptist Church of the City of New 

York. 
Totten, John R. — American College of Surgeons, 1920; Medical Directory 

of N. Y., N. J., and Connecticut. 
Ward, Rev. George Kemp — Clan Macf arlane ; Mac Queens of Queensdale ; 
50th Anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1869, Princeton Univer- 
sity. 
Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth — In old Pennsylvania Towns. 
Wickham, Clarence Horace — In Memoriam of Horace John Wickham. 
Wilcox, Arthur Russell — The Bar of Rye Township, Westchester Co., N. Y. 

Manuscripts. 

Bangs, William B. — Bangs Family of South Dennis, Mass. 

Bristol, Mrs. Robert Dewey — Records of the Baptist Church of Lattingtown 
in Marlborough, Ulster Co., N. Y. ; Abstracts of Fowler Deeds showing 
4 Henry 1 Fowlers in the line of Henry 1 Fowler. 

Carpenter, Grant — Howard-Hayward Genealogy. 

♦Cowing, Janet McKay — Descendants of John Cowing; Putnam Family 
Notes. 

Huffmaster, James T. — Line of descent of James T. Huffmaster. 

Kenyon, Amy C. — Preston Family chart. 

♦Palmer, William Lincoln — Chesebrough and Palmer Notes. 

Shepard, Charles — Martin Family of Ipswich, Mass. 

Silver, Dr. Lewis Mann — Mason Family. 

Wilder, Frank J. — A list of the Sons and Daughters of the family of John 
Carter of Providence, R. I. (photostat). 

♦Worden, Mrs. Dora P. — Inscriptions from the Central Chapel Cemetery, 
Caroline ; Curtis and Danby Cemeteries, Danby ; East Lawn Cemetery, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

Manuscript History of Washington County, N. Y., 7 vols., collected and com- 
piled by the late Dr. Asa Fitch and presented to the Society by his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Abbie M. Fitch Andrews, a Life Member of the N. Y. Gen. & 
Biog. Soc. 

Germantown, Columbia Co., N. Y., Graveyard Inscriptions. 

Marriage and Death Notices copied from the files of the "Saratoga Sentinel". 

Manuscript genealogical notes relative to Saratoga Families compiled by 
Charles C. Durkee. 

♦ Denotes Corresponding Members. 



2Q2 Accessions to the Library. [July, 1921 

Nott and Foster Family Notes. 

Pedigree of Lieut. Com. Lybrand Palmer Smith. 

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook, Columbia Co., N. 

Y., 3 vols. ; Madison Avenue Reformed Church in the City of New York. 
Schouts, Schut, Kranckheit and Depuy Families. 
Thatcher pedigree of Florence Fowler (Thatcher) Logan. 
Truax Manuscript Genealogy. 

Pamphlets. 
Beloit College — Catalogue, 1920-21. 
Bowen, Clarence W. — American Historical Review, 2 nos. ; N. E. H. G. 

Register, 6 nos. 
Cornell University — President's Report, 1919-20. 
♦Couch, Franklin— Obituary Notice of Mrs. Catherine T. R. Matthews, 

newspaper clipping. 
♦Dailey, Rev. W. N. P. — List of officers, etc., Mohawk Valley Historic Assn. ; 

Souvenir of the 150th anniversary of the Reformed Dutch Church, New 

Hurley, N. Y. 
Ford, Worthington C. — Some Papers of Aaron Burr. 
Huffmaster, James T. — Poetic Productions of my old age. 
New England Society, City of New York — Year Book. 
New York Presbytery — Hand Book, 1920-21. 
Reynolds Family Assn. — 29th Annual Reunion. 
Robbins, William Alfred — Thomas Hooker, the first American Democrat ; 

A soldier of the Revolution ; Treadwell and Piatt Genealogy. 
Ruggles, Henry Stoddard — Colonial Gentry of New England. 
Society of Colonial Wars, State of California — Historian's Report, 1920. 
Stewart, Frank H. — Brief Account of Woodbury Creek Dam ; Stewart's 

Genealogical & Historical Miscellany, No 2. 
Totten, John R. — American Historical Register, 2 nos. ; Americana, 1 no. ; 

Connecticut Magazine, 1 no.; 51st Annual Report, Assn. of Graduates, 

U. S. M. A. 
Ward, Rev. George Kemp — N. E. H. G. Register, 12 nos. 
Western Reserve Hist. Soc. — Annual Reports. 
Williams College — General Catalogue, 1795-1920. 
Woodward, Frank E. — Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. 
Wright, T. A. — Ancestry of Horace Ebenezer Horton and Emma (Babcock) 

Horton. 
Yale University — Obituary Record of Graduates, 1918-19. 

OTHER ACCESSIONS. 
Bowen Memorial. 

Colonial Families of the U. S. of America, Vol. VII. 
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vols. VI, VII. 
Granite Monthly, Vols. 1-7, 10, 13, 48-52. 
History of Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, N. H. 
History of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, N. Y. 
History of Windham County, Conn., 2 vols. 
Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths recorded in Providence, R. I., from 

1636-1910, 19 vols 
Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the 18th century to the American Colonies, Vol. I. 
Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. VI. 
Massachusetts Hist. Soc. Proceedings, Vol. 53. 
N. Y. State Hist. Assn. Proceedings, Vols. XV, XVI. 
Olmsted Family in America (Revised Edition). 
One Thousand New Hampshire Notables. 

Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Mass., Vol. VIII. 
Starr Genealogy. 

Stewart's Genealogical & Historical Miscellany, No. I. 
Vital Records of Deerfield, Mass. 
Vital Records of Mendon, Mass. 

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Illustration: Portrait of Marshall Winslow Greene Frontispiece 

i. Marshall Winslow Greene 293 

2. Some Genealogical Absurdities. Contributed by Zera S. Fink. 

With Editorial Comment by John R. Totten 295 

Wright Family. Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker (Mrs. 

Frank N. Becker) 3° 2 

Templeton Family. Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker (Mrs. 

Frank N. Becker) 308 

Joslin Family Notes. Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker (Mrs. 

Frank N. Becker) 31 2 

Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. Contributed by Theresa 

Hall Bristol. (Continued from Vol. LII, p. 229) 319 

Preston Genealogy. Record of Ancestors and Descendants of 

John Preston (1739-40-1804) of Windham, Ashford and Har- 

winton, Conn. Contributed by John R. Totten 326 

8. Tompkins County Gravestone Inscriptions. Contributed by Mrs. 

Dora Pope Worden. (Continued from Vol. LII, p. 285) .... 350 

9. Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works . 373 

10. Society Notes 382 

11. Queries— Case — Wells -Penny 383 

13. Book Reviews. By John R. Totten 383 

14. Index of Names in Volume LII . . 385 

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MARSHALL WINSLOW GREENE. 



Marshall Winslow Greene was the only surviving son of Captain 
Richard Henry and Mary Gertrude (Munson) Greene; he was born 
in New York City, January 13, 1870. 

He was educated at the Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and at the City College, New York, in which latter 
institution he was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. 
After two years' study at the City College he was sent south by order 
of his physician, who insisted on his leading a less sedentary life ; 
and by following this advice he was prevented from returning to 
college. 

After a time spent in the employ of the Mercantile Bank, New 
York City, and in other business in New York City and Boston, he 
associated himself with the Adrian O. Schoonmaker Mica Company, 
at 221 Fulton Street and later at 88 Park Place, New York City, 
and was for some time the Vice-President of that company; and, 
after the death of Mr. Schoonmaker, on June 23rd, 1920, he became 
Acting President of the company and so remained until his death. 
He was always active in young people's organizations and Sunday 
Schools, and in the Collegiate Dutch Reformed Church of St. Nicho- 
las, the Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th Street, New York 
City, the Congregational Church at Glen Ridge, N. J., and the Cen- 
tral Presbyterian Church at Summit, N. J. He was for many years 
a member of the Young Men's Christian Association ; and an active 
Christian, kindly and helpful to elderly persons, sympathetic and 
attentive to children, always unselfish and generous. 

He was fond of music, and had a fine tenor voice, on account of 
which he was called at times to assist in the choir of the church; he 
was active in the Glee Club of the Seventh Regiment, New York 
National Guard ; and the Sons of the Revolution and the Men's Glee 
Club of Summit, N. J. 

In the Sons of the Revolution he regretted that two societies, 
having the same object in view, should exist; and he joined the Sons 
of the American Revolution mainly to aid in effecting a union of the 
two societies ; but nothing could then be done. 



2Q4. Marshall Winslow Greene. [Oct. 

He was a member of the original society of the Sons of the Revo- 
lution, and a Life Member thereof from April 14, 1891. 

His great-great-grandfather, Captain James Green, commanded 
the Second Regiment of Connecticut Light Horse at the Battle of 
White Plains (in 1776) in Washington's army, and at Stillwater, 
Bemis Heights, Freeman's Farms and at the capture of Burgoyne's 
army (1777) in the northern army under General Gates. Neilson 
reports (page 195, etc.) that Captain Green and one of his company 
volunteered with Captain Dunham for the capture of the gang of 
Tories under Thomas Lovelace, which expedition was successful and 
the Tories were brought in to headquarters, tried by court martial, and 
the leader was hung on a hill opposite the Schuyler Mansion. Neil- 
son lived in the neighborhood and Green's company was in camp 
nearby ; so Neilson learned about the Captain from some of his men, 
and published a sketch of him which is interesting. 

His great grandfather, Colonel William W. Todd, commanded 
the 82nd Regiment of New York, in the War of 1812. 

Two of his ancestors were killed in the Great Swamp Fight 
(1676), in King Philip's War. One of them, Captain Samuel Mar- 
shall, commanded the Windsor, Conn., Company ; the other, Captain 
John Gorham, commanded the Second Company from Barnstable, 
Mass. 

Marshall Winslow Greene, himself, was a member of the 
Seventh Regiment of the New York National Guard for eleven years, 
in which organization he was decorated as a marksman and sharp- 
shooter. He also served in Company B of the New Jersey Militia 
Reserve during the late war with Germany. He was at the first 
meeting, No. 12, as one of the founders of the Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, in 1894, through his descent from John Tilley, John 
and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, Richard Warren, and Stephen and 
Gyles Hopkins. 

He was a Life Member of the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society, a Life Member of the New York Society of 
American Wars and of the New Jersey Society of American Wars, 
of which last Society he was Recorder from its formation and com- 
mander since 1919. 

On November 19th, 1904, he married at Montclair, N. J., Anna 
Schoonmaker DeBevoise, daughter of Gabriel and Mary (Schoon- 
maker) DeBevoise, who was born at East Williamsburgh, Long 
Island, N. Y., on August 23, 1875. He is survived by his widow and 
two children, to wit : 

1. Mary Winslow Greene, born April 19, 1906, at Glen Ridge, N. J. 

2. Richard Schoonmaker Greene, born February 17, 191 5, at Sum- 
mit, N. J. 

Mr. Greene died at his home, No. 74 Passaic Avenue, Summit, 
N. J., suddenly, after a week's illness, from pneumonia. The inter- 
ment took place in the Greene Family Mausoleum in Riverside Ceme- 
tery at East Haddam, Conn., where a final religious ceremony was 
held. 



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SOME GENEALOGICAL ABSURDITIES. 



Contributed by Zera S. Fink, 
With Editorial Comment by John R. Totten. 



Creditable as is the work being done at the present time towards 
preserving genealogical records, it must be admitted that many absurd 
and erroneous genealogical statements which ought never to have 
been published, and which scrutinizing historico-genealogical criticism 
will invariably reject, are still finding their way into family histories 
and records. 

It cannot be charged that this fault lies entirely with those amateur 
family historians that are over zealous to prove their descent from il- 
lustrious forebears. A careful examination reveals the fact that some 
professed genealogical experts, who ought to know better, are pro- 
viding their clients with family trees that are preposterous. Scientific 
genealogists who utilize historical criticism and sound judgment in 
establishing pedigrees, could produce convincing facts and figures 
to show why some alleged genealogies are utterly impossible. De- 
scents from Trojan heroes, for instance, are fast becoming quite as 
numerous as unclaimed family fortunes in Europe ; and the claim of 
descent from some old Trojan warrior is deserving of about as much 
credence as the statement that such and such a family descended from 
the war-god Mars. 

But of all absurd pedigrees, none, perhaps, are quite so ridiculous 
as those which carry family surnames back to the times of Charle- 
magne or even to more remote antiquity. A few pedigrees there are, 
indeed, which with some show of authenticity are traced back to that 
remote period ; but a genealogy which purports to trace a family sur- 
name back to the days of some old hero of the seventh or eighth cen- 
tury is absurd, for the simple reason that even the most ancient of 
modern surnames did not originate until about two hundred and fifty 
years later. 

In the same connection it is also timely to observe that family 
coats of arms did not come into general use, in England at least, until 
after the Norman Conquest. The custom of bearing ccat armor has 
always been abused. People in the old days assumed coats to which 
they had no right, and to-day there are hundreds boasting a coat of 
arms wrongfully assumed and in direct defiance of all the laws of 
heraldry. These people fail to realize, apparently, that there are 
quite as many ways of detecting spurious coats of arms as there are 
of determining what is and what is not true in a family history. 

It is also true that a claim of descent from some old Norman baron 
of William the Conqueror's time must have some evidence to back 
the claim, other than mere assertion of the fact and a similarity of 
surname, to make the claim worthy of any consideration. Do not be 



2g6 Some Genealogical Absurdities. [Oct. 

mislead by this into thinking that the writer would deny the accuracy 
of all claims of descent from William's barons. There are, indeed, 
some very clearly proven pedigrees tracing back to the Norman con- 
quest ; but it is nevertheless still true that only comparatively few of 
the oldest families can establish the connection with any degree of 
acceptance. What is true of the Norman barons is also true of claims 
of descent from this or that renowned warrior of Crecy and Agin- 
court. 

So it goes on until it seems that family historians and unscrupu- 
lous genealogists never intend to cease fabricating imaginative or 
deliberately untrue pedigrees and genealogies. Still, in the last few 
years, the growth of criticism of genealogical work has been having 
a healthy influence, and the good work of such magazines as the 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record will, let us hope, 
eventually bring every one to a realization of the fact that, if their 
pedigrees are to be of any value, they must contain the truth, the 
whole truth and nothing but the truth. 

Editorial Comments by John R. Totten. 

Upon its submission to us, and after a first perusal of the fore- 
going article, the unfortunate — yes pitiable — facts which the essay 
was written to condemn, were deemed by us to be sufficiently self- 
evident to render them axiomatic, and to need no further ventilation. 
We questioned the desirability of giving space for the publication 
of critical matter with which the properly inspired genealogical 
student was already regretfully familiar. 

Upon maturer consideration, however, we were forced to recog- 
nize the fact that the periodic re-utterance of painful, well known 
truths, may operate to correct unfortunate existing conditions which 
have arisen from forgetfulness or a too feeble appreciation, on the 
part of some, of these same axiomatic veracities, however trite they 
may be known to be. 

A keen observer of human nature (it was, if I am not mistaken, 
Phineas T. Barnum of circus renown) based his entire success in the 
show business upon his thorough appreciation of the belief, as voiced 
by him, that "a fool is born every minute;" and upon the gullibility 
of such fools he depended in reaching the pinnacle of his financial 
success. If a fool is born every minute — and we are somewhat in- 
clined to believe that such is the case — it is no more than reasonable 
to suppose that some of this large army of congenital mental weak- 
lings will in time be inspired with a desire to acquire (however 
obtained) what purports to them on the face of it to be a pedigree 
tracing their blood lines back to remote antiquity. And, actuated by 
such uneducated impulse, it frequently happens that (too indolent or 
too incompetent to make the necessary research themselves) they 
place themselves in the hands of professional genealogists; and the 
pedigree which is furnished them will depend entirely upon the char- 
acter of the genealogist whom they may employ. If the genealogist 
is trustworthy and competent, the reported result of his research will 
be in accordance with discoverable facts. If the genealogist is not 



1921.] Some Genealogical Absurdities. 297 

dependable, the pedigree submitted by him will be forced by him in 
such a manner as to suit what he regards to be the weaknesses and 
desires of his client, — and thus one of the periodically appearing 
genealogical fools is supplied with a fraudulent and often prepos- 
terously absurd pedigree; and, ignorant of the inconsistencies set 
forth in such a reputed line of descent, the victim of this fraud com- 
placently flaunts it in the faces of those who readily recognize the 
imposture. As the old Spanish proverb so aptly puts it: Aunque 
se vista de seda la mona la mona se queda* 

It is said to be clear evidence of insanity for an individual to 
systematically cheat himself at the game of solitaire. If such be 
the case in solitaire where the only one cognizant of the fraud is the 
player himself, how much more pronounced must be the mental 
lesion, when one asserts the right to a pedigree that he has not good 
and sufficient reason to believe is indisputable ; and how still more 
flagrant is it in the case of the assumption of a pedigree which the 
individual knows has no foundation on solid facts. 

\\ hile the world lasts, such easily obtained genealogical endorse- 
ment will appeal to a certain quota of the constantly recruiting class 
of genealogical fools; and there will always be found unscrupulous 
genealogists who will, Barnum like, cater to them. 

That fraudulent individuals are to be found amongst professional 
genealogists, is by no means a reflection upon the entire profession 
itself. Quacks and charlatans are to be found pursuing their ne- 
farious practices under the garb of the noble profession of medicine ; 
the honorable profession of the law shelters many unscrupulous attor- 
neys and counselors ; the church harbors many priests and deacons 
that should be excommunicated ; and general business of all classes 
is contaminated by fraudulent operators. It would therefore be un- 
reasonable to expect that the profession of genealogy, alone amongst 
the others, should be free from the weaknesses characterizing a small 
percentage of the other professions and businesses. 

While bearing in mind Barnum's dictum that, "a fool is born 
every minute/' of which class genealogy reaps its allotted quota, we 
must also recognize at the same time the fact that where one fool is 
born, there are born at the same minute ten normal minded indi- 
viduals ; and it is to these ten of common sense, the large, preponder- 
ating majority, that true scientific genealogy makes its proper appeal. 

The fault of the genealogical fool lies primarily in a misconcep- 
tion of the proper function of true genealogy. Genealogy, pure and 
simple, has to do solely with determining the vital facts, such as dates 
and places of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial of the human 
beings who formed, or form, the consecutive links in the chain of an 
individual's descent from the most remote discoverable ancestor. 
Genealogy has to do solely with who one's various ancestors may 
have been. When one seeks to ascertain zvhat these ancestors may 
have been, one enters the field of biography. The real student of 

* Even though clothed in silk, the monkey is a monkey still. 



2g8 Some Genealogical Absurdities. [Oct. 

genealogy seeks to ascertain who are his ancestors irrespective of 
wliat they were. In fact, genealogy is essentially a democratic 
science, inasmuch as it simply teaches the methods to employ by 
means of which we may, with the least possible waste of time and 
labor, satisfy the natural human craving of the individual to ascertain 
who his forebears were. 

The true function of genealogy is lost sight of by the unthinking 
and uninitiated, and amongst them the popular impression exists 
that the sole aim and object of genealogical research is to produce 
evidence of descent from some notable ancestor, while more or less 
disregard is shown for others in the chain of descent who may happen 
to be of lesser fame. It is this unthinking estimate of true genealogy 
that fosters and encourages the genealogical fool. He is obsessed 
with the idea that he will aid in surrounding himself with the seeming 
aura of aristocracy if he can exhibit to the casual observation of the 
world apparent evidence of descent from ancestors of historic and 
enviable repute; and, in frequent instances, where such ancestry 
cannot be veraciously determined, it is nevertheless, by dishonest 
genealogists, furnished him by forced methods of proof, which are 
seemingly wholly satisfactory to the willing victim. He thenceforth 
parades himself in his stolen garb of genealogical renown with all 
the complacency of the ass in the lion's skin. 

Genealogy in itself is a sober, dignified and most engrossing study. 
Superficially it seems utterly devoid of any suggestion of humor — 
and we recognize that a touch of humor may possibly stimulate a 
pursuit, which, while interesting itself, may yet further respond 
to enlivening influences — and to fill this need of humor the genea- 
logical fools step in, and the various forms of their individual exhi- 
bitions furnish a fund of humor which so fully supplies the demand, 
that the newspaper genealogical joke, of which the genealogical fool 
is the source and foundation, is now running a close second to, if 
not outstripping, the long over-worked mother-in-law stock witticism. 

After all is said and done, inasmuch as the assumption of a false 
or erroneous pedigree is not a crime, unless used to establish a claim 
fraudulent in the eyes of the law, — that of which the genealogical fool 
is guilty beyond all question is an unpardonable offense against good 
taste; and in accordance with the principle of noblesse oblige, viola- 
tions of the tenets of good taste are sins unpardonable in those who 
claim to be of gentle estate. 

The author's remarks relative to the unauthorized use of coat- 
armor are all pertinent to conditions now existant, and which have 
been so for an extended period. As in the exploitation of faulty 
pedigrees, so also the unauthorized assumption of heraldic insignia 
of a family other than one's own is a distinct offense against good 
taste. In the popular parlance of the day we may say, it is not 
done. But unfortunately in the literal interpretation of the words 
it is done and should be forcibly frowned down upon. 

The author's contention that there is a certain chronological 
limit prior to which the authentic use of a family surname cannot 



Ig2i.] Some Genealogical Absurdities. 2QQ 

be proven is not to be questioned. Surnames from a historical 
standpoint are of comparatively modern adoption. 

As regards the author's views as to the limit back of which it 
is impossible to trace authentic blood lines, we are inclined to be 
a little more liberal in our views of the matter than he seems to be. 
We do not presume to be didactic in a discussion of this kind ; our 
mind is open and we seek enlightenment. We are advocates of 
scientific genealogy, and we should be the last ones to admit that 
there are time limitations to such scientific research other than the 
origin of historic time. We will, however, compromise with the 
author and admit that genealogy cannot delve deeper into the his- 
toric past than the Adamic period, as set forth in the Book of; 
Genesis. 

On the assumption that the genealogies of the Old Testament 
are correct and that those of the New Testament are equally so, 
we have in the Bible (the most ancient of all genealogical pro- 
tagonists) the setting forth of a blood line from Adam to Christ. 

Again, admitting that the covenants of the Old Testament are 
to be accepted as utterances upon divine authority, we have the 
covenant as uttered in Genesis XLIX, 10: — "The sceptre shall not 
depart from Judah, nor a law giver from between his feet until 
Shiloh come ; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." 
With this covenant as a basis of argument, supported by the ac- 
cepted genealogies of the Old Testament, we have it proven that 
the sceptre did remain in the house of Judah in unbroken line until 
the reign of Zedekiah ; that Tea Tephi, one of the daughters of 
King Zedekiah, went with the other daughters of Zedekiah, under 
the care of her great-grandfather Jeremiah the prophet, to Egypt, 
where she was known as the "Jew's daughter," and thereafter dis- 
appears from Biblical history. Secular history, however, takes up 
the thread of her life; and, disappearing from Egypt, Tea Tephi, 
still accompanied by her great-grandfather, Jeremiah the prophet, 
is next located by secular historians in Ireland, where she appears 
in the Chronicles of the Irish Kings as Pharaoh's daughter ; and 
where she, almost immediately upon her arrival in Ireland, married 
Eochaidh, King of Ireland, in whose veins also flowed the blood of 
Judah as specifically set forth in secular history. By this union of 
two strains of the blood of Judah in the marriage of Tea Tephi and 
Eochaidh, the covenant that the sceptre should not depart from the 
house of Judah was perpetuated ; and by the evidence of the Annals 
of the Irish Kings and those of the Kings of Scotland we are fur- 
nished a substantial argument, supported by a school of earnest 
students of history, that the sceptre continued in the house of 
Judah by the way of the Irish Kings and thence by intermarriage, 
by way of the Scottish Kings, and again by direct descent, by the 
way of the English Kings, to the present representative of British 
Sovereignty, King George V of England, in whose person is 
perpetuated the covenant to the house of Judah. 

From the above we see that a strong chain of historical evidence 
is furnished that a true blood line may, with all semblance of accu- 



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racy, be traced to the Ante-Diluvian period — in fact to Adam the 
Biblical first man. 

Granting the Biblical genealogies to be exact, and knowing that 
secular history is careful to perpetuate with care the genealogies 
of those of the direct Royal blood lines, we thus have a continuous 
blood line, from Adam to King George V of England, to form a 
cable to which we may attach our genealogical anchor with some 
degree of security. It is well appreciated that all of those in whose 
veins Royal blood flowed did not succeed to Royal honors ; and that, 
in most instances, by the due lapse of time, the recognition of royal 
consanguinity ceased and in many cases was forgotten. But, with 
this permanent chain of evidence to guide us it is by no means 
impossible, and certainly not absurd, to produce evidence that many 
modest and respectable (or otherwise) individuals of these demo- 
cratic United States have strains of Royal blood: in their veins, 
which fact neither adds to nor detracts from their general estab- 
lished reputation. 

We appreciate the author's statement of his belief that this 
publication, the official organ of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, has had some influence in checking these well 
recognized violations of genealogical equity and well doing. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society takes this 
occasion to announce that the Society itself, and the Record its 
mouthpiece, stands for the following beliefs in its endeavor to incul- 
cate into the minds of all whom it can reach a proper appreciation 
of what constitutes true genealogy. 

Genealogy is a science, and as such it must be made an exact 
science; its records must be based upon positive evidence or upon 
circumstantial evidence that demands acceptance ; it should not wan- 
der into the fields of tradition or conjecture except to furnish pos- 
sible clues towards clearing up undetermined details of records as 
yet incomplete. In fact, the scientific genealogical record of a family 
should be so perfect, as far as it goes, that its records will be accepted 
as evidence in court ; and such that its evidence may be accepted as 
indisputable in deducing therefrom eugenic conclusions. 

Genealogy has to do with the recording of the vital facts (such 
as parentage, occupation, progeny, places of birth, baptism, residence, 
marriage, death and burial) concerning individuals that form con- 
stituent parts of the genealogical record under construction. 

Genealogy as above defined has to do with the construction of 
the genealogical records of specific ancestors and their known and 
demonstrated ascendants and descendants, arranged chronologically 
and consecutively as to generations, according to some standard 
method adopted by one of the leading genealogical publications of 
the day, — and as such it has to do with the record of entire families 
springing from a common ancestor : or it has to do with the recording 
of the vital facts relating to an individual, and, by consecutive gener- 
ations, to the various progenitors of this individual along a selected 
strain of blood, to the most remote known ancestor of this individual 



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along this selected strain, — and as such has to do with pedigrees of 
individuals. 

Genealogy is a science that appeals to the normal and healthy 
mind of all intelligent human beings. Its methods have developed 
to give aid in satisfying an inborn human craving to know, in so far 
as it is possible to accurately determine it, the vital facts concerning 
one's forebears. It is essentially democratic in its appeal. Emphati- 
cally it is not the perogative of the temporarily rich and self-regarded 
aristocracy. 

Genealogy is the essential foundation of biography; it confines 
itself by definition to a determination of the vital record of indi- 
viduals in demonstrating by blood strains who they were irrespective 
of what they were. 

Biography has to do with what individuals were ; in its generally 
accepted definition, it includes within its field certain elements of 
genealogy (as no biography is complete without a statement of the 
vital facts regarding the individual life treated) ; but, in its larger 
field, it has to do with the recording of those acts and incidents which 
go to make up the life of the individual irrespective of whom his 
ancestors may have been. 

If we were supplied with complete scientific genealogies of all 
of the various human families, and accurate biographies of all the 
various members of these families, we would have a tabulation of 
facts and figures from which scientific eugenic conclusions could be 
deduced. 

The history of a country may properly be defined as the recorded 
composite biography of all its citizens and inhabitants. 

Thus we see that all history has its foundation in genealogy. 

This Society deprecates the promulgation of fraudulent genealogi- 
cal data by unscrupulous genealogists and sincerely hopes that legis- 
lation (similar to that which, to a limited extent, protects the pro- 
fessions of law and medicine) may be enacted to check such fraud. 

The development of the science of genealogy along the above 
sketched theoretical lines is our inspiration : Sic itur ad astra. But 
we appreciate the difficulty of realizing ideal aims ; and, by force, 
must be content with climbing as near to the stars of our ambition 
as possible. 

In these days of business demoralization, when, as the result of 
war — and such war as has never before been even dreamt of — it 
seems that the moral sense of mankind in general business has been 
stunted and dwarfed beyond recognition, — to institute reform along 
any particular line seems a more Herculean task than the cleaning of 
the Augean stables. Yet supine silence in the face of glaring offense 
has never accomplished a reform ; and, therefore, we utter our pro- 
test against fraud in general, and in particular against fraud in the 
field of our endeavor, Genealogy. 



•5Q2 Wright Family. [Oct. 

WRIGHT FAMILY. 



Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker (Mrs. Frank N. Becker) 

No. 93 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, N. Y. 



1. Ephraim Wright (son of Abel) was b. 1735, Lebanon, Ct., 

and d. Mar. 29, 1808, of old age, aged 73 y. ; he m. ( 1 ) ? he m. 

(2) Jan. 23, 1777, at Hartland, Ct., Olive Reeves of Hartland, who 
d. 1822, aged 79 y. From the Records of Connecticut Men in the 
Revolutionary War, p. 570. we find : — Ephraim Wright of Hartland, 
Ct., was in Gen. Waterbury's State Brigade in 1781. This Brigade 
was raised to defend the Coast Line from Havre Neck. He en- 
listed Mar. 31, 1 78 1 to serve one year in Capt. Smith's company. 
In July 1 78 1 they were ordered to Camp Philipsbury, near Bobb's 
Ferry, under Gen. Washington's orders. 

Children by 1st marriage, at least 1 son and probably others: — 
-f-2. Bildad, b. June 14, 1768; d. July 31, 1853; m. Chloe Ship- 
man. 
Children by 2nd marriage, 5: 

3. Lucretia, bapt. Apr. 26, 1778; she m. Ambrose Cowdrey 
and her descendants are recorded in the Cowdrey Gene- 
alogy. 

4. William, bapt. June 13, 1779; d. Apr. 28, 1806, killed by a 
pitchfork running through his body; he m. 1799, Prudence 
Spelman. Children 6: 

Wealthy, bapt. and d. 1803. 

Sophia, bapt. 1803 ; d. 1807. 

Edna, b. Feb. 2, 1806; m. March 13, 1830, Leonard 

Richardson. 

Giles 

Rensselaer 

Obed Gilson 

5. Olive, bapt. Dec. 17, 1780. 

6. Beriah, 1st, bapt. May 11, 1780; d. young. 

7. Beriah, 2nd, bapt. July 14, 1782; d. June 28, 1785. 

The purpose of this article is to give the record of Bildad 
Wright and his descendants. 

2. Bildad Wright, b. June 14, 1768; d. July 31, 1853; m. Dec. 
16, 1790, Chloe Shipman (dau. of Jonathan Shipman of Hartland, 
Ct.), b. Feb. 12, 1768; d. 1845, a g ed 77 v - 8 m. 22 d. They are 
both bur. in the Riceville Cemetery, near Mayfield, N. Y Bildad 
Wright served in the War of 181 2 from Hartland, Ct., length of 
service Sept. 13 to Nov. 21, 181 3 (see Connecticut Men in the- 
War of 1812, p. 140). Both Bildad Wright and his wife were dis- 
missed from the Hartland, Ct., Church to Mayfield, N. Y., Dec. 28, 
1 81 7. The following is a list of their children, the dates of birth of 
whom were obtained from family records and do not agree with the 
baptismal records in the Hartland Church. 



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Wright Family. 3°3 



Children: 7 (Wright), 6 sons and I daughter:— ^ ' 

8 Orrin C, b. June 22, 1791 ; d. Oct. 28, 1821 On his death 
bed he was m. to Jennet Templeton, dau. of Thomas and 
Margaret (Stewart) Templeton of Schenectady and after- 
wards of Mayfield, N. Y. 
+9. Lucretia, b. Mar. 13, 1795 J m - Ephraim Powell. 

10. Lyman, b. Jan. 15, 1798; d. Oct. 28, 1798. 
4-1 1. Lyman Daton, b. Apr. 10, 1801 ; m. Irena- — ? 
+12. Joel Shipman, b. Aug. 14, 1803; d. Feb. 7, 1884; m. 

Jennet (Templeton) Wright. 
4-13 William, b. Mar 14, 1807; d. 1884; m. Mary Ann Moftitt. 
14. Jonathan Willis, b. July 28, 1810; d. Aug. 28 1897; bur. 
at Broadalbin, N. Y. ; m. (1) Melinda Horswell, b. 1818; 
d 1862- he m. (2) Mrs. Emmeline Jennings Satterlee ; ; b. 
1821 • d' Mar. 5, 1884. He had no issue by either wife; but 
he adopted Myra Fonda, a niece of his first wife, who m. 
Arthur Anthony and lives in Johnstown, N. Y. 
9. Lucretia Wright, b. Mar. 13, 1795; m. Ephraim Powell, b 
May 9, 1798. Their children have most of them lived in the vicinity 
of Gloversville, N. Y. 

Children: 4 (Powell), 3 sons and 1 daughter:— 
4- 1 e Orrin Wentworth, b. 3-1 1-1820 ; m. Elvira Deborah Massey. 
+ 16. George Milton, b. 5 -2i-i82 3 ;m. Mary Jane Powell 

17. Newton William, b. Jan. 30, 1827; m. Anna Stephens, b. 
12-25-1831 ; no issue. 

18. Catherine Lucretia, b. 12-1-1829. 

11. Lyman Daton Wright, b. Apr. 10, 1801 ; he went to Coburg, 

Canada; m. Irena ? 

Children: 6 (Wright), 1 son and 5 daughters:- 

19. Chloe Ann, b. 1-1-1834; m. Samuel Odell. In 1857 they 
were living in Charlotte, N. Y. They had seven sons the 
eldest Newton Odell, having been b. about 1856. After 
the death of Samuel Odell, the father, these sons went to 
the oil regions of Pennsylvania. Nothing further known 
of this family. x _ . 

20. Sophronia Lucretia, b. 6-16-1836; m James N. Simmons. 
Nothing further known of this couple. 

21. Mary Jane, b. 12-29-1839. 

22. Christian Clarissa, b. 8-22-1843. 

23 ' ^"Aflnn 3 \ twins ' b - 8-H-1846. 
24. Ira Dayton ) 

12. Joel Shipman Wright, b. Aug. 14, 1803; d. Feb. 7, 1884; 

m lennet (Templeton) Wright, wid. of his brother, Orrin C 
Wright (Record No. 8 of this article), b. 1800; d. May 19, 1866 
in her 66th y. She was a dau. of Thomas and Margaret (Stewart) 
Templeton of Schenectady and later of Mayfield, N. Y. 
Children: 9 (Wright), 5 sons and 4 daughters:- 
+25. Clarissa Jane, b. 6-20-1825; d. Aug. 7, 1899; m. William 
Place. 



304 Wright Family. [Oct. 

-f-26. Orrin Wentworth, b. 3-11-1828; d. 1907; m. Eleanor Dun- 
ning. 
-f-27. John Alexander, b. 12-21-1833; m. Sophronia E. Stewart. 

28. Nancy Ann, b. 5-23-1836; d. 1-2-1899; not m - 

29. Luman Willis, b. 1839; d. 9-5-1 841. 

-f-30. Ephraim Shipman, b. 7-8-1841 ; d. 4-26-1870 ; m. Eleanor 
Hall, who d. 1-12-1903, aged 61 y. 
Child: 1 (Wright) daughter: — 

Minnie, who m. Curtis of Saratoga, N. Y. 

31. Chloe Lucretia, b. 7-11-1843; d. 1899; m. Jacob Sidney 
Cochrane, b. 1847; d. 1910. They had 1 (Cochrane) son 
who was b. and d. in 1876. 

32. Joel Edward, m. but separated and is now d. 
^2- Sarah, not living now. 

13. William Wright, b. Mar. 14, 1807; d. 1884; m. Mayfield, 
N. Y., Nov. 2, 183 1, Mary Ann Moffitt, b. 1810; d. 1887. 
Children: 9 (Wright), 6 sons and 3 daughters: — 

34. Lucretia Minerva, b. 9-6-1832 ; d. 1897 ; she was a physician, 
graduate of the first female college in Boston ; she m. 
12-31-1874, Dr. Joseph H. Putnam, b. 1833; d. 1913. No 
issue. 

35. James Willis, b. 5-28-1834; d. 1915; m. 2-13-1860, Sarah 
Adelia Bard, b. 1833; d. 1913. No issue. 

36. Sarah A., b. 1-13-1836; not m. 

37. George Edgerton, b. 4-11-1838; d. 1901 ; m. 5-31-1865, 
Eleanora Green of Gilmanton, N. H. He served in the 
Civil War in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment. No issue. 

38. William Henry, b. 9-7-1840; m. 1-20-1868, Caroline An- 
drews, who was b. and d. in Concord, N. H. She was 
adopted by a man by the name of Dunlap. He lived in 
1919 in Coulton, Cal. He served in the Civil War in the 
77th Co. from Gloversville, N. Y. 

Child: 1 (Wright) son: — 

William Dunlap, who was at one time the cashier of 
the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel Atlantic City, N. 

J. He m. ? and had 2 (Wright) children: 

William Dunlap Caroline W. 

+39. Charles Ryerson, b. 7-31-1842; d. 1896; m. Anna L. Wills. 

40. Nancy Catherine, b. 5-22-1844; d. 1899; sne was a nurse; 
m. 6-12-1867, John H. McDougall, b. 1844; d. 1912. No 
issue. 

41. Rensselaer Osborne, b. 9-6-1846; m. 8-10-1871, Mary Dale 
of Concord, N. H. No issue. He served in the Civil War 
from Concord, N. H. 

42. Newton Ellery, b. 9-12-1853; d. 5-3-1855. 

15. Orrin Wentworth Powell, b. Mar. 11, 1820; m. Mar. 10, 
1842, Elvira Deborah Massey, b. 5-8- 182 1. 
Children: 12 (Powell), 5 sons and 7 daughters: — 

43. Lucretia Lucenia, b. 3-8-1843. 

44. Harriet Minerva, b. 8-18-1844. 



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45. Charles Wentworth, b. 12-17-1845. 

46. Emma Jane, b. 12-20-1847. 

47. Newton Albert, b. 1-3 1- 1850; he was a physician. 

48. Lucy Ellen, b. 8-25-185 1. 

49. Mary Elvira, b. 12-20-1853. 

50. George Wentworth, b. 7-28-1855. 

51. Clara Florence, b. 6-8-1857. 

52. Hart Milton, b. 6-22-1859. 

53. Maria Elizabeth, b. 3-17-1862. 

54. William Edward Massey, b. 10-2- 1863. 

They also brought up an orphan Florence Alida ( ), 

b. 9-3-1869, but did not adopt her. 
16. George Milton Wright, b. 5-21-1823; m. May 3, 1849, Mary 
Jane Powell, b. 1827. They celebrated their 50th wedding anni- 
versary in 1899. 

Children: 4 (Powell), 1 son and 3 daughters: — 
-f-55. Charles Ephraim, b. 8-30-185 1 ; m. Emma Dorcas Skaine. 

56. Emily Jane, b. 10-26-1854; m. 1-19-1881, Myron Hilts, b. 
8-25-1854. No issue. 

57. Annie Cordelia, b. 2-22-1864; m. 10-5-1892, James Delancey 
Powell, b. 12-22-1855. 

Child: 1 (Powell) daughter: — 
Elsie, lived but three days. 

58. Hattie Lucretia, b. 8-18-1866; m. 12-19-1894, William Le 
Roy Silvernail, b. 1-7-1863. They lived in 1920, Glovers- 
ville, N. Y. 

25. Clarissa Jane Wright, b. June 20, 1825; d. Aug. 7, 1899; 
m. William Place, b. 3-29-1819; d. 10-9-1895. They lived in Glovers- 
ville, N. Y. 

Children: 7 (Place), 4 sons and 3 daughters: — 
+59- William Lucius, b. 3-17-1848; d. 10-9-1916; m. Amy E. 
Wallace. 
60. Ann J., b. 1852; m. Joseph Morrison. 
-f-61. Clarissa Minerva, b. 4-24-1855; m. Horace Ash. 

62. Sarah Frances, b. 7-6-1857; d. 5-1-1860. 

63. Edward Newton, m. (1) Libbie Redshaw; m. (2) ; 

and by his first wife he had 2 (Place) daughters: — 

1. Beulah 2. Alva 

64. George Wentworth, m. Elizabeth Wallace and had 
1. Jennie, who m. Allen Evans and had a son 
George Allen Evans 

65. Charles Elmer, m. Allie Coons. No issue. Lived in Boston. 

26. Orrin Wentworth Wright, b. 3-11-1828; d. 1907; m. 
12-7-1853, Mayfield, N. Y., Eleanor Dunning (dau. of Josiah Dun- 
ning), b. 3-29-1825; d. 10-29-1881. 

Children: 4 (Wright), 1 son and 3 daughters: — 
-f-66. Helen Emmeline, b. 5-21-1856; d. 12-15-1909; m. William 

Anderson Van Heusen. 
-f-67. Charles Henry, b. 10-4-1857; m. Mary Eagan. 

68. Sarah Jeannette, b. 5-4-1859; living 1920, Amsterdam, N. 



306 Wright Family. [Oct. 

Y. ; m. Jan., 1883, Charles Sumner Maxwell. No issue. 

69. Mary Alice, b. 4-8-1866; living 1920, Amsterdam, N. Y. ; 
m. 8-31- 1899, Henry Olin Kline. No issue. 

27. John Alexander Wright, b. 12-21-1833; m. Sophronia E. 
Stewart. She is living 1920, at Gloversville, N. Y., R. F. D. No. 1. 
Children: 3 (Wright), 1 son and 2 daughters: — 

70. Nellie Adelia, not m. 

71. Frank Stewart, m. ? and has 1 dau. He lives at 

Gloversville, N. Y. 

72. Cora Belle, m. Ray Selmser and has 2 sons: 
1. Ray 2. Everett 

39. Charles Ryerson Wright, b. 7-31-1842; d. 1898; m. 1-2- 
1867 ; Anna L. Wills, b. 1844; d. 1913. He served in the Civil War. 
Children: 2 (Wright) sons: — 
-I-73. Harry C, m. Alta Wood. 

74. George Wills, d. 5-15-1902; m. Elizabeth Dingman of Ilion, 
N. Y., who d. 6-21-1901. No issue. 
55. Charles Ephraim Powell, b. 8-30-1851; m. 4-28-1881, 
Emma Dorcas Skaine, b. 7-28-1855. 
Children: 2 (Powell) sons: — 
— j— 75. Clyde Frasier, b. 7-2-1882; m. Zella Jeannette Tuttle. 

76. George Edward, b. 7-22-1887 ; m. 4-27-1916, Mary C. Smith. 
59. William Lucius Place, b. 3- 17- 1848; d. 10-9- 191 6; m. Amy 
E. Wallace, b. 12-19-1848; d. 3-12-1917. 
Children: 5 (Place). 2 sons and 3 daughters: — 

yy. Walter M., b. 11-28-1880; d. 8-8-1882. 

78. Elmer, m. and living in Gloversville, N. Y. 

79. Flora, m. White and lives at Gloversville, N. Y. 

80. Eva, m. (1) James Rose; m. (2) ? lives at Glovers- 
ville, N. Y. 

81. Clara 

61. Clarissa Minerva Place, b. 4-24-1855 ; m. 4-24-1873, Hor- 
ace Ash, b. 7-25-1848. They live at Gloversville, N. Y. 
Children: 5 (Ash), 2 sons and 3 daughters: — 

82. Alice May, b. 2-6-1874; d. 6-14-1896. 

83. Arthur Isaac, b. 4-30-1876; m. (1) Laura Francman, b. 

3-15-1877; d. 7-9-1916; m. (2) ?; m. (3) ? and 

lives at Gloversville, N. Y. 

Child by 1st marriage, 1 (Ash) son: — 
Earl Francman, b. 8-3-1914. 

84. Phoebe Harriet, b. 5-6-1879; d. 10-3-1898. 

85. Frances Carola, b. 9-30-1887; m. Charles Hillary. 

86. Howard, b. 9-18-1889; d. 10-22-1889. 

66. Helen Emmeline Wright, b. 5-21-1856; d. 12-15-1909; m. 
4-3-1878, William Anderson Van Heusen, b. 11-24-1846; d. 11-25- 
1901. He was a son of Cornelius Van Heusen. 
Children: 3 (Van Heusen) daughters: — 

87. Allie May, b. 12-20-1879, at Seneca, 111. 

88. Maude, b. 8-26-1881, at Seneca, 111. 



192 1.] Wright Family. 307 

89. Edith, b. 10-2-1882; m. 2-5-1902, Frank N. Becker, b. 
11-20-1878. No issue. Lives at Amsterdam, N. Y., 1920. 
67. Charles Henry Wright, b. 10-4-1857; went to Chicago 
where he m. Mary Eagan and where he lives in 1920. 
Children: 12 (Wright), 7 sons and 5 daughters: — 
+90. William Henry, b. Jan. 1880; m. Mabel Thorsen. 

91. Edgar Eugene, b. — 7-1883; d. 1915. 
-(-92. Margaret Louise, b. 1884 ; m. John Archibald. 

93. Orrin Wentworth, b. 12-28-1885; m. Florence Thobe. No 
issue. 

94. Mary Alice, b. 1889; d. 1889. 

— j— 95. Eleanor, b. 6-24-1890; m. (1) Joseph Bacci; m. (2) Earl 
Atherton Blanchard. 

96. George Arthur, b. 8-24-1 891. 

97. Charles Walter, b. 9-14-1893. 

98. Harry Joseph, b. 1-9- 1896. 

99. Clara, d. young. 

100. Edith Marian, b. 4-2-1899. 

101. Walter, b. 1-14-1902; d. 1910. 

73. Harry C. Wright, m. Alta Wood of Gloversville, N. Y. He 
lives at Tenafly, N. J., and is employed in Appraisers Office, U. S. 
Custom House, N. Y. City. 
Children: 2 (Wright) daughters: — 

102. Julia Burr 

103. Constance 

75. Clyde Frasier Powell, b. 7-2-1882; m. 12-1-1903, Zella 

Jeannette Tuttle. 

Child: 1 (Powell) daughter: — 

104. Jane Dorcas, b. 3- 10- 1 910. 

90. William Henry Wright, b. Jan. 1880; m. Mabel Thorsen 

of Chicago, 111. 

Children: 3 (Wright), 2 sons and 1 daughter: — 

105. William 

106. Berena 

107. Edward 

92. Margaret Louise Wright, b. 1884; m. John Archibald. 
Children: 9 (Archibald), 5 sons and 4 daughters: — 

108. Raymond John, b. 4-30-1902. 

109. Evelyn Mary, b. 10-30-1903. 
no. Leroy Joseph, b. 3-10-1905. 
in. Edward 

112. Arthur Vincent, b. 1-5-1908. 

113. Florence May, b. 5-23-1911. 

114. Gladys, dead. 

115. Clara, dead. 

116. Joseph Earl, b. 12- ( — )-i9i6. 

95. Eleanor Wright, b. 6-24-1890; m. (1) Joseph Bacci from 
whom she obtained a divorce; she m. (2) Earl Atherton Blanchard. 
Child by 1st marriage 1 (Bacci) daughter: — 

117. Berenice Mary 



308 Templeton Family. [Oct. 



TEMPLETON FAMILY. 



Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker (Mrs. Frank N. Becker), 

No. 93 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, N. Y. 



1. Thomas Templeton, the first of this branch of the family in 
America, was b. in Scotland and m. Margaret Stewart, who was a 
Scotch shepardess. She was a sister of Alexander Stewart who 
settled near Ballston, N. Y. In 1790 Thomas Templeton and his wife 
are listed in the census as residing near Schenectady, N. Y. ; but 
subsequently he bought land at Mayfield, N. Y., where he and his 
wife spent the remainder of their days. 
Children: 9 (Templeton), 6 sons and 3 daughters: — 

2. Margery, bapt. 10-22-1781. It is she probably who m. 

Laird and had the following (Laird) children: — 

1. Thomas 

2. Christy, who m. Ahashueras G. Marcellus, 1- 10- 1833, 
according to Johnstown church records. 

3. Alexander, who m. Henrietta Hart. 

4. Jemimah, who m. Lake. 

5. Lib, who m. Emory. 

6. Andrew 

7- ? 

8 ? 



3. William, bapt. 9-14-1783; not m. 
-f-4. John, who m. Charity Becker. 

5. Daniel, bapt. 5-27-1787, at Freehold, N. Y., according to 
Ballston Center church record, who went to Canada. 
-)-6. Alexander, who m. Betsy Pike. 

7. Agnes, bapt. June , 1792, according to Ballston Center 

church records. 
4-8. Nancy, b. 4-5-1794 ; d. 9-17-1868 ; m. John Gulick. 
-j-9. Thomas, b. 5-20-1797; d. 9-25-1877; m. Elizabeth Van Bus- 
kirk. 
+ 10. Jennett, b. 1800; d. 5-19-1866; m. (1) Orrin C. Wright; m. 

(2) Joel Shipman Wright. 
4. John Templeton, m. Charity Becker. 
Children: 4 (Templeton), 2 sons and 2 daughters: — 

10. Nancy, who m, (1) Campbell and had 

1. Henry, who was in the Civil War. 

2. Sanford E., b. 185 1. 

She m. (2) Sidney S. Easton of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., 
N. Y., by whom she had several children. 

11. Mary, b. 2-13-1805 ; not m. 

12. Thomas, b. 8-22-1809. 

+ 13. John, b. 1815; d. 5-3-1889; m. Sophia Curtis. 



1 92 1.] Temple ton Family. 3^9 

6. Alexander Templeton, m. Betsey Pike. 
Children: 3 (Templeton) sons: — 

14. William Henry, b. 12-17-1813, Mayfield, N. Y. ; m. and had 
a son who was a physician. 

15. John, m. Cornelia Moray. They had a son Hazard Temple- 
ton, who m. Anna E. ? and their dau. m. Zimmer 

of Gloversville, N. Y. 

16. Augustus. 

8. Nancy Templeton, b. 4-5-1794; d. 9-17-1868; m. 4-30-1829, 
John Gulick, who d. 6-11-1861, aged 85. 

Children: 2 (Gulick) daughters: — 

+ 17. Jennet Anne, b. 1832; m. (1) Aaron Day; m. (2) Jonas Jack- 
son. 
4-18. Mary Lib, b. 1837; m. William Fosmire. 

9. Thomas Templeton, b. 5-20-1797; d. 9-25-1877; m. 2-20-1822, 
Elizabeth Van Buskirk, b. 6-25-1804; d. 7-6-1872. 

Children: 5 (Templeton), 3 sons and 2 daughters: — 

+ 19. Lucretia, b. 10-20-1824; d. 2-24-1889; m. Joseph C. Peter- 
son. 
20. Elinas, b. 5-12- ( — ) ; d. 9-29-1826. 

+21. Daniel, b. 7-11-1827; d. 7-27-1892; m. (1) Patience Eliza- 
beth Dunning; m. (2) Angelina Sweet. 
22. John, b. 10-20-1835; d. 7-24-1897, Huntsville (near Conk- 
linville), N. Y. He had a son Lemuel whose five children 
lived at Keene, N. H. ; and a dau. Harriet who had two 
children. 

+23. Harriet Ann, b. 11-1-1839; d. 12-26-1897; m. John Hollett. 

10. Jennett Templeton, b. 1800; d. 5-19-1866; m. (1) Orrin C. 
Wright, on his death bed; m. (2) her first husband's brother, Joel 
Shipman Wright. For a full record of this individual (No. 9) and 
her two husbands and children, see Wright Family, by the same 
author as this article, published elsewhere in the New York Gen. 
and Biog. Record. 

13. Tohn Templeton, b. 1815; d. 5-3-1889; m. Sophia Curtis, b. 

i8i 7 :*d. 3-23-1885. 

Children: 10 (Templeton), 5 sons and 5 daughters: — 

24. John Lester, b. 6-24-1850; he m. and has 8 children and lives 
at Union, Iowa. 

25. Sidney, b. 1-30-1856; m. Margaret Dutcher. No issue. 



26 
27 
-28 



20 
30 
3i 
32 
33 



Nancy Jennette, b. 8-30-1857; m. Dingman. No issue. 

Elizabeth Amanda, b. 3-30-1859; not m. 

Alice Pauline, b. 8-2- 1 861 ; m. (1) Jerome Case Ferguson; 

m. (2) Gi fiord. 

Darius, b. 1861 ; d. 11-24-1908; not m. 

Charles, b. 3-30-1863 ; not m. 

Rachel, b. 5-15-1865: m. Nathan Pettingill. No issue. 

Neil. b. 6-24-1869; d. 9-2-1918. 

Emily, m. William Wills and had a son Lucius Wills. 



■1IO Temple ton Family. [Oct. 

17. Jennet Anne Gulick. b. 1832; d. 5-12-1S89; m. (1) 6-9- 
1852, Aaron Day who was killed in the Civil War. They had 5 
(Day) children (1) Emma; (2) William; (3) Jane; (4) Jennet 
(twins) and one other. All of these children d. before their mother, 
she m. (2) Jonas Jackson by whom she had no issue. 

IS. Mary Lib Gulick. b. 1S37; living 1919, Gloversville, N. Y. ; 
m. 7-23-1856. William Fosmire, who d. 1918. 
Children: 5 (Fosmire). 2 sons and 3 daughters: — 

34. John. b. 12-8-1S58; d. 1916; m. Jennie Cadman and had I 
child who d. young. 

35. Marcus, b. 10-1-1863; not m. 

36. Jane. b. 5-15-1869; m. Peter Lynaugh, who d. 1918. They 
had 1 (Lynaugh) dau.: — 

Margaret Mary, who m. 7-16-1919, Floyd Banta. 
2,y. Ida. b. 4-13-1872; m. Frank Karg, who d. 12-10-1918. They 
had two ( Karg) children : Blanche and Delbert. 

38. Grace, b. 12-1-1876; d. 2-17-1902; m. Albert Crouse and 
had 1 daughter Helen. 

19. Lucretia Templeton, b. 10-20-1824; d. 2-24-1889; m. 12-30- 
1S47. Joseph C. Peterson, b. 9-20-1819; d. 3-7-1899. 
Children: 4 (Peterson), 1 son and 3 daughters: — 

39. Emma, m. 1871. Charles Steele and lives in Detroit. Mich. 
They have Lottie, b. 1875; Cora. b. 1878; Howard, b. 1882. 

40. William, b. 1850; d. young. 

+41. Fanny, b. 1850 (twin) ; m. George Bronner. 
+42. Mattie, m. (1) 1874, Charles Fonda; m. (2) 1897, Dr. Gil- 
bert Ingalls of Mayfield. N. Y., b. 1852. 
21. Daniel Templeton, b. 7-11-1827; d. 7-27-1892; m. (1) 
1-1-1851 (or June 1850). Patience Elizabeth Dunning, b. 10-15- 
1833; d. 7-1-1871. 
Children; 4 (Templeton), 2 sons and 2 daughters: — 

43. Sarah E.. b. 9-10-1854: d. 4-11-1877; m. Jacob Lair and 
had a son James A. Lair, who m. Lena Reals (or Reels) and 
had 2 (Lair) children: (i) Melanie : (2) Harold. 

44. James Henry, b. 2-19-1859; d. 10-15-1859. 

—(—4.5. William Edwin, b. 3-2-1870; m. Ada Esther Stalee. 

Daniel Templeton m. (2) 12-14-1872. Angelina Sweet and 
by her had: 

46. Lilly Ann. b. 5-17-1874, who m. March. 1892. Burdell W. 
Sweet of Gloversville. N. Y., and by him had one son who 
d. when i l / 2 y. old. 

23. Harriett Ann Templeton. b. 11-1-1839; d. 12-26-1897; m. 

John Hollett, b. 1836; d. 1889 (?). 

Children: 3 (Hollett), 1 son and 2 daughters: — 

47. Charles M., b. 12-22-1860; m. (1) 9-25-1890, Lulu Belle 
Yosburgh, b. 9-27-1869. They were divorced in 191 1. 
Child: 1 (Hollett) daughter: — 

Florence, b. 12-7-1892. 
He m. (2) 4-10-1913, Mary Jane Lee Smith, b. 12-6-1859. 



IQ2I.] Templeton Family. 3 ' I 

48. Catherine Lucretia, b. 10-17-1863; m. 12-15-1886, James 
Curtin, b. 8-15-1859. They had 1 (Curtin) son: — 

George Monroe, b. 1-8-1890. 

49. Ella Jane, b. 5-7-1867; m. 8-12-1886, Harry Oaksford, b. 
4- 1 3- 1 866. 

Children: 2 (Oaksford), 1 son and 1 daughter: — 

Homer Hollett, b. 8-12-1888, whose son bearing the 
same name was b. 2-7-1918. 
Lelah Belle, b. 3-4-1895. 

28. Alice Pauline Templeton, b. 8-2-1861; m. 11-12-1877, 
Jerome Case Ferguson, b. 12-5-1854; d. 2-4-1900. 
Children: 8 (Ferguson), 5 sons and 3 daughters: — 

50. George Lorenzo, b. 3-1-1878; m. 1915; address Tennantville, 
N. Y. ; 1 daughter, Esther Ferguson, b. 1918. 

51. Jerome Wood, b. 2-1-1880. 

52. Nellie Leona, b. 7-13-1882; m. 1908, Watson Surdam. 

53. Mabel Bessie, b. 1-31-1885; m. Alex. McClary and had (1) 
Danie; (2) Leon; (3) Alice. 

54. Lorenzo Burton, b. 2-28-1887; d - 2-28-1891. 

55. Archibald Darius, b. 6-28-1893; d. Apr., 1894. 

56. Frank Jerome, b. 6-28-1893; m. 6-15-1917, Mildred Seeley 
Freeman. 

57. Bertha Helen, b. 1-12-1900. 

41. Fannie Peterson, b. 1850; m. 1890, George Bronner. 
Children: 3 (Bronner J, 1 son and 2 daughters: — 

58. Raymond, b. 1891 ; m. Mertie Lawrence and had Donald 
Bronner, b. 1919. 

59. Nellie, b. 1894. 

60. Belle, b. 1898. 

42. Mat-tie Peterson, m. (i) 1874, Charles Fonda, 
Child: 1 (Fonda) daughter: — 

61. Stella, b. 1877; m. 1899, F. M. Baker, b. 1873. She lives at 
Herkimer, N. Y., with her second husband. She m. (2) 
Dr. Gilbert Ingalls. No issue. 

45. William Edwin Templeton, b. 3-2-1870; m. 9-13-1892, 

Ada Esther Stake, b. 6-4-1874. 

Children: 9 (Templeton), 5 sons and 4 daughters: — 

62. Charles Edwin, b. 10-30-1893; m. 6- 20-1915, Eva Cunning, 
b. 10-3-1889. 

63. Chauncey Milton, b. 11-15-1895. 

64. Ethel May, b. 9-30-1897; m. 1-20-1919, Jacob E. Smith, b. 
Oct., 1898. 

65. Gladys Edna, b. 10-19-1900. 

66. Burdell Arnold, b. 2-2-1903. 

67. Harold Stalee, b. 1- 14- 1904. 

68. Hazel Clare, b. 1-3- 1905. 

69. Hattie Rose, b. 2-12-1906. 

70. Karl Daniel, b. 8-10-1907. 



312 Joslin Family Notes. [Oct. 



JOSLIN FAMILY NOTES. 



Contributed by Edith (Van Heusen) Becker (Mrs. Frank N. Becker) 

No. 93 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, N. Y. 



1. Thomas Joslin of West Greenwich, R. I. ; m. 11-8-1747, Sarah 
Potter of Exeter, R. I., and had amongst others the following: 
Children: - (Joslin) sons: — 

+2. Henry, b. 4-24-1748; d. 3-14-1813; in. Mary Tefft. 

3. Thomas, b. 9-26-1750, of whom nothing further is definitely 
known. 

+4. Potter, b. 8-3-1753: d. 1-29-1830. 

-f-5. Freeborn, b. 7-24-1756. 

-j-6. John, b. 12-12-1757-8; d. 3-4-1831. 

+7- Benjamin, d. 6-19-1838; m. Sarah ? 

+8. Clark. 

These notes purpose to give the record of Henry Joslin and his 
descendants ; but before so doing we subjoin what is known of the 
other children of the second generation and their descendants. 
4. Potter Joslin, b. 8-3-1753; d. 1-29-1830. He came to New 
York State in 1805 to Hoosick, Rensselaer County. His wife's name 
is not known. In his will he mentions the following named children 
of whom we here record what is known. 

1. Potter Joslin. d. 6-9-1S30. 

2. George M. Joslin, m. and had 5 children, viz: — (1) Polly; 
(2) Isaac; (3) Sally Ann; (4) Betsey; (5) Eliza, who was 
probably the wife of Ira Ager. 

3. Benjamin F. Joslin. of whom nothing further is known. 

4. Whitman Joslin. m. Sarah Mosely, who d. 10-19-1892. 
Children: 3 (Joslin) sons: — 

1. John Jay. b. 1-22-1834; d. 0-22-1800 ; m. Suviah B. 
(probably Bosworth) and had a daughter Mary S. Jos- 
lin, b. 7-21-1876. This family was noted for its interest 
in Baptist Church work and there is a memorial chair of 
Christian Theology at Colgate University in honor of 
John Jay Joslin for the establishment of which the family 
gave $20,000. 

2. Jonathan Oscar, who m. Margaret E. ? and had 2 

sons, viz: — (1) H. D. Grove Joslin, of whom nothing 
further is known: (2) John Whitman Joslin. who was 
a doctor in Johnstown. N. Y. 

3. Charles S., not m. 

5. Daniel Joslin. d. 1875 ; m. Fowler. In his will he men- 
tions the following child : — 

Gilbert S. Joslin. who m. Julia E. Galloway and had 2 daugh- 
ters : — 



192 1.] Joslin Family Notes. 313 

1. Elizabeth Joslin, who m. Harrington. 

2. Joslin, who m. William Carpenter and had 3 (Car- 
penter) sons, viz: — (1) Gilbert, (2) Whitman, (3) 
Charles. 

6. Thomas Joslin, b. 9-25-1781 ; d. 4-26-1852; m. Deborah Ar- 
nold and had the following named children : — 

1. Hannah Joslin, who m. Cronk. 

2. Rebecca Joslin, who m. Walker. 

3. Ira Joslin, who m. Canter. 

4. Mary Joslin, who m. Felshaw. 

5. Arnold G. Joslin, b. 5-8-1818; d. 1-3-1887; m. Ruth J. 
Parsons. 

Children: 4 (Joslin): — 

1. Thomas J., b. 12-31-1840; m. Frank [sic] Carpenter 
and had 5 sons and r dau. 

2. Elsie Maria, b. 1-22-1843; m. Paddock. 

3. Henry P., b. 7-8-1849; m. Emma Herrington and 

had one dau. Jessie Joslin. 

4. Edward A., b. 12-8-1855; m. Minerva Kipp and had 
two children : — 

1. Clarence W., b. 6- 12- 1879. 

2. Sylvia E., b. 6-23-1880; m. Chester Herrington. 

7. Hannah Joslin, m. Asa Shed. 

8. Isaac Joslin, mentioned in his father's will as having been 
absent from home for many years. 

5. Freeborn Joslin, b. 7-24-1756. His name is listed in the 1790 
census as being in Otsego, Montgomery County, N. Y., with a family 
of five males and five females. In 1805 he and his wife Sarah were 
in Northampton, now Fulton Co., N. Y., and in 1812 were in May- 
field, Fulton Co., N. Y. 

6. John Joslin, b. 12-12-1757-8; d. 3-4-1831. He was a pen- 
sioner of the Revolutionary War. 

7. Benjamin Joslin, d. 6-19-1838, in Washington Co., N. Y. His 
wife was named Sarah. List of his children not obtained up to the 
present. 

8. Clark Joslin. He was probably the one mentioned in the 1790 
census as living in Exeter, R. I. 

2. Henry Joslin. b. 4-24-1748. at West Greenwich, R. I.; d. 
3-14-1813: m. 5-21-1769, Mary Tefft of South Kingston, R. I., d. 
6-16-1833, aged 81 y. She was of W T elsh parentage. Some of their 
children were born in Hopkinton, R. I. He was always known as 
Elder Henry Joslin ; he was called by the Richmond. R. I., Six Prin- 
ciple Baptist Church, 6-7-1788, and was ordained there 8- 14- 1788. 
A branch church was formed at what is now known as Perth, N. Y. ; 
and, as many of the members were from the Richmond. R. I., church, 
a call was extended to Elder Henry Joslin to come and serve them. 
On 3-8-1806. he asked permission of the Richmond Church to re- 
move to Perth, which was granted. For some reason he must have 



2 1 4 Joslin Family Notes. [Oct. 

delayed his departure from Richmond, as the church records show 
that he was not dismissed until 9-17-1810. He is buried in the 
ground that surrounds the location of the church he preached in, 
although the church itself has been torn down. His tombstone bears 
this inscription — "In memory of Henry Joslin, Elder of the Six 
Principle Baptist Church of Jesus Christ of the Ancient Order in 
Amsterdam, who departed this life March 14, 1813 in his 65th year. 
Is this the fate that all must die? Will death no ages spare? Then 
let us all to Jesus fly, and seek for refuge there." 
Children: 5 (Joslin), 3 sons and 2 daughters: — 

9. Elizabeth, b. 3-6-1775, in Rhode Island, of whom nothing 

further is known. 
10. Martha, b. 7-7-1777, of whom nothing further is known. 
-f II. James Tefft, b. 10-31-1782 ; d. 3-20-1865 ; m. Hannah Irish. 
+12. Dutee, b. 3-8-1786; d. 4-3-1855; m. Martha Kinyon. 
-j-13. Henry, b. 1-28-1788; d. 12-23-1827; m. Ruth Jennings. 

11. James Tefft Joslin, b. 1031-1782; d. 3-20-1865; m. 12-20- 
1802 in Rhode Island, Hannah Irish, d. 9-24-1848, aged 68. He 
served as a preacher in Rock wood, Fulton Co., N. Y., where he died. 
He lived in Hopkinton, R. I., Washington Co., N. Y., and in Rock- 
wood, Fulton Co., N. Y. 

Children: 4 (Joslin), 2 sons and 2 daughters: — 

+ 14. George Sheffield, b. 7-4-1803; d. 6-13-1842; m. Priscilla Hop- 
kins. 

,+ 15. Sarah Ann, b. 11-17-1806; d. 8-27-1868; m. Josiah Dunning. 

-j-16. John, b. 4-17-1811; d. 4-30- 189 1 ; m. (1) Eloise Sweet; m. 
(2) Anna Lucretia Cady; m. (3) Phoebe Ann Jones. 

+ 17. Patience Irish, b. 1-1-1815; d. 4-4-1898; m. Job Heddon. 

12. Dutee Joslin, b. 3-8-1786; d. 4-3-1855; m. Martha Kinyon 
who d. 8-5-1854. He was a physician. 

Children: 3 (Joslin), 2 sons and t daughter: — 

18. Rev. Edmond G. R., b. 10-21-1809; d. 12-21-1882; m. 1834, 

Martha Jeffers, b. 1815; d. 1904. She m. (2) 1884, Lorenzo 

Brookins. No Joslin issue. 
+ 19. John E., b. 1812; d. 5-18-1881, aged 69 y. ; m. (1) Sarah 

Ehrcomback; m. (2) Mary Haff. 

20. Clarissa Arolinda, d. 9-7-1826, aged 1 y. 4 m. 27 d. 

13. Henry Joslin, b. 1-28-1788, at Hopkinton, R. I.; d. 12-23- 
1827. He moved to Fulton Co., N. Y., and later to Erie Co., N. Y., 
in 1818. He was school teacher and justice of the peace. He m. 
1810, Ruth Jennings who d. 1866, aged 72 y. 

Children: 5 (Joslin), 1 son and 4 daughters: — 

21. Mary, who m. Thomas Hendry of Canedea, N. Y. 

22. Cornelia, who m. James Paxon of Richmond, 111. 

2^. Nancy, who m. Whiting Howland; she d. in Wisconsin in 

1843- 
24. Jane, who m. James H. White of Port Allegheny, Pa. 
+25. Henry, b. 11-25-1819; d. 10-14-1909; m. Emeline Clark. 



IQ2I.] Joslin Family Notes. 3 I C 

14. George Sheffield Joslin, b. 7-4-1803 in Rhode Island; d. 
6-13-1842 and was bur. in Broadalbin, N. Y. ; m. 6-20-1824, Priscilla 
Hopkins, b. 4-17-1806; d. 6-21-1840. 

Children: 5 (Joslin), 2 sons and 3 daughters: — 
-f-26. Ansel D., b. 7-3-1827; d. 6-1-1910; m. Sarah N. Allen. 
-j-27. Mary, b. 3-20-1830; d. 10-20-1873; m. Walter Allen. 
-j-28. Thomas Henry, b. 8-28-1832; d. 7-25-1910; m. Lucy Myers. 
-j-29. Martha, b. 7-25-1835 ; d. 4-10-1871 ; m. Benjamin Bedell Van 

Denburgh. 
+30. Elizabeth, b. 3-24-1837; d. 9-29-1908; m. Horace Inman. 

15. Sarah Ann Joslin, b. 11-17-1806, at Cambridge, N. Y. ; d. 
8-27-1868, at Mayfield, N. Y. ; m. 7-5-1824, at Johnstown, N. Y., 
Josiah Dunning, b. 7-6-1798; d. 8-26-1876. 

Children: 12 (Dunning), 5 sons and 7 daughters: — 

31. Eleanor, b. 3-9-1825. 

32. Gerard, b. 3- 10- 1826. 

33. Hannah Maria, b. 6-8-1827. 

34. James Henry, b. 11-3-1828. 

35. Sarah Ann, b. 3-26-1830. 

36. Clarissa, b. 1-20-1832; d. 11-8-1832. 

37. Patience Elizabeth, b. 10-1 5-1833. 

38. John Joslin, b. 11- 18-1838. 

39. Samuel D., b. 8-16-1840. 

40. George A., b. 2-13-1843. 

41. Mary C, b. 1845. 

42. Clarinda C, b. 1847. 

For records of numbers 31 to 42, inclusive, see record of the 
descendants of Abel Dunning published in the July, 192 1, N. Y. 
Gen. and Biog. Record. 

16. John Joslin, b. 4-17-1811; d. 4-30-1891, at Waukegan, 111.; 
m. (1) 1-10-1833, Eloise Sweet, b. 6-8-1816, at Rockwood, N. Y. ; 
d. 12-13-1856. He m. (2) 7-28-1858, at Ames, N. Y., Anna Lu- 
cretia Cady. b. 2-23-1824; d. 2-28-1862, at Osage, Iowa. He m. 
(3) 1-11-1863, at Osage, Iowa, Phoebe Ann Jones, b. 8-4-1824 in 
Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; d. June 1887, at Waukegan, 111. 
Children: 3 (Joslin) by first wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter: — 

43. Amon James Tefft, b. 6-16-1839; d. 6-3-1913, at Hollister, 
Cal. ; m. 8-5-1866, at Osage, Iowa, Amelia Goodman, b. 1848; 
d. 1-19-1917. No children. 

44. George S., b. 7-1-1848; not m. ; living 1920, at Waukegan, 
111. 

+45. Sarah E., b. 6-9-1850; m. Sydney Chamberlain. 

17. Patience Irish Joslin, b. 1-1-1815, at Rockwood, N. Y. ; d. 
4-4-1898; m. 3-25-1841, Job Heddon, b. 3-1-1815; d. 12-13-1892. 
Children: 2 (Heddon), 1 son and 1 daughter: — 

46. Frances Blanche, b. 10-15-1852, at Rockwood, N. Y. ; d. 
1-23-1916; m. 10-30-1881, William L. Hill, Chief Boatswain 
in the U. S. Navy. No children. 
;-j-47. James H., b. 2-15-1842; d. 12-5-1915; m. Fannine Canary. 



ij6 Joslin Family Notes. [Oct. 

19. John E. Joslin, b. 1812; d. 5-18-1881, aged 69 y. ; m. (1) 
Sarah Ehrcomback who d. 12-14-1843, aged 29 y. ; m. (2) Mary 
Haff who d. 3- 13- 1866, aged 46 y. 
Children by first wife: 3 (Joslin) daughters: — 

48. Martha A., b. 5-18-1834; d. 7-19-1836. 

49. Mary E., b. 5-5-1838; d. 10-30-1919; not m. 

+50. Augusta A., b. 1840; d. 7-24-1904; m. Ezra Van Slyke. 
Child by second wife 1 (Joslin) daughter: — 

51. Carrie, m. Day, a Baptist minister who preached at 

Albany, N. Y. 

25. Henry Joslin, b. 11-25-1819; d. 10-14-1909, at North Col- 
lins, Erie Co., N. Y. ; he was a carpenter and later in life a farmer; 
m. 1846, Emeline Clark, who d. 2-6-1901. 

Children: 6 (Joslin), 2 sons and 4 daughters: — 

52. Helen, b. 3-20-1851 ; d. 7-13-1852. 

53. Hortense Josephine, b. 6-20-1854; m. 1874, William M. El- 
derkin. 

54. George Henry, b. 8-28-1856; m. Nancy J. ? 

55. Ruth Geannie. b. 12-31-1858; m. (1) 8-3-1881, William C. 
Golm, b. in Germany, 3-22-1855 ; m. (2) Frank Luther. 

56. Eugene Monroe, b. 12-8-1860; d. 9-3-1862. 

57. Mary Emeline, b. 8-10-1866; m. George Potter. 

26. Ansel D. Joslin, b. 7-3-1827; he lived at Perth, N. Y. ; d. 
6-1-1910; m. 9-29-1853, Sarah N. Allen, b. 5-26-1834; d. 12-28- 1914. 
Children: 4 (Joslin), 2 sons and 2 daughters: — 

58. George A., b. 6-17-1854; m. Melissa Plantz, 12-20-1882. 
Child: 1 (Joslin) son: — 

1. Clarence A., b. 8-13-1889, at Perth, N. Y. ; m. 9-15-1915, 
Ida Mosher. 

Child: 1 (Joslin) son: — 
Harold C, b. 5-27-1917. 

59. Charles, b. 6-11-1858; m. 1-25-1888, Carrie Ligenfelter; no 
children. 

60. Maggie L., b. 2-19-1863; m. 12-5-1883, Allen B. Smith. 
Child: 1 (Smith) son: — 

Earl F., b. n-15-1895; m. 3-27-1918, Flora Arnert. 
Child: i (Smith) daughter: — 
Doris Louise, b. 3-2-1919. 

61. Nellie A., b. 10-24-1865; m. 2-7-1894, Wilbur G. Hatheway. 
Children: 2 (Hatheway) daughters: — 

Margery Ann Joslin, b. 10-25-1897; d. 7-22-1903. 
Dorothy R., b. 3-27-1907. 

27. Mary Joslin, b. 3-20-1830; d. 10-20-1873; m. Walter Allen, 
b. 10-25-1820; d. 8-16-1877, Broadalbin, N. Y. 

Children: 3 (Allen) daughters: — 

62. Anna, b. 10-29-1850; d. 2-22-1885; m. 3-30-1871, Samuel 
Merriam of Amsterdam, N. Y., b. 4-5-1840; d. 12-17-1904. 
Children: 4 (Merriam), 2 sons and 2 daughters: — 



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Walter James, b. 7-10-1872; d. 2-6-1920; m. 2-22-1917, 

Alice Welch. 

Florence Adell, b. 9-16-1877; d. 10-24-1889. 

Mayme Jane, b. 11-24-1880; m. 5-22-1907, Ford 

Laverne Howland, b. 8-24-1882. In 1920 they were of 

Portland, Ore. 

Children : 2 ( Howland) , 1 son and 1 daughter : — 

Miriam Carolyn, b. 4-9-1909. 

Walter Laverne, b. 5-18-1912. 
Horace, b. 2-3-1885 ; d. 5-10-1885. 

63. Priscilla J., d. 8-9-1862, aged 9 y. 6 m. 9 d. 

64. Martha, b. 1-9-1865; m. 3-29-1885, Frank Kinkade, b. 2-1- 
1859; d. 6-22-1916. 

Children: 2 (Kinkade) daughters: — 

Margie M., b. 2-21-1886; d. 8-2-1893. 

Elizabeth, b. 9-13-1892; m. 1-12-1915, David Hughes, 

b. 4-10-1893. 

Children: 3 (Hughes), 1 son and 2 daughters: — 

Margaret E., b. 1-29- 19 16. 

William F., b. 4-22-1917; d. 6-12-1917. 

Evelyn, b. 6-9-1918; d. 6-12-1918. 

28. Thomas Henry Joslin, b. 8-28-1832; d. 7-25-1910; m. 3-3- 
1858, Lucy Myers, b. 6-14-1835 ; d. 3-29-1915. 
Children: 5 (Joslin), 3 sons and 2 daughters: — 

65. Edwin W., b. 10-23-1860; m. 2-25-1885, Ada Pratt. No chil- 
dren. 

66. Harriet G., b. n-21-1861; m. 12-24-1885, Lincoln Hill. 
Child: 1 (Hill) daughter:— 

Elizabeth, b. 10-15-1889. 

67. Frank M., b. 11-3-1863; m. 7-31-1886, at Amsterdam, N. Y., 
Ida Fleig, b. 11 -3- 1869. 

Children: 6 (Joslin), 2 sons and 4 daughters: — 

Lucy Louise, b. 6-3-1887; m. 3-29-1913, Herbert F. 
Lindsay of Amsterdam, N. Y., b. 5-19-1889. 
Child: 1 (Lindsay) daughter: — 

Charlotte Joslin, b. 1-14-1914. 
Harry Thomas, b. 4-29-1889; m 6-19-1916, Isabelle 
Louise Mosher. b. 8-27-1892. 

Katherine Marie, b. 4-21-1895; m. 3-20-1919, Charles 
Albert Skeels of Missoula, Mont., son of Mrs. Mary 
Skeels of Eau Claire, Wis. 
Child: 1 (Skeels) daughter: — 

Mary Helen, b. 2-4-1920. 
Agnes Elizabeth, b. 2-19- 1901. 
Harriet Jane, b. 10-26-1902. 
Thomas Edwin, b. 5-18-1910. 

68. Jennie E., b. 4-25-1870; m. 1-11-1893, Harry W. Lee. No 
children. 

69. Henry, b. 10-11-1878; not m. 



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29. Martha Joslin, b. 7-25-1835; d. 4-10-1871 ; m. 1859, Ben- 
jamin Bedell Van Denburgh, b. 7-18-1834; d. 5-15-1911, at Munson- 
ville, Fulton Co., N. Y. 

Children: 4 (Van Denburgh), 2 sons and 2 daughters: — 

70. George, b. 1-28-1861 ; d. 9-21-1891 ; not m. 

71. Annabel, b. 8-14-1862; m. 11-10-1880, Walter D. Van No- 
strand, b. 2-16-1852. They live in 1920 at Broadalbin, N. Y. 
Child: 1 (Van Nostrand) daughter: — 

Mabel Edith, b. 6-16-1885; m. 10-18-1905, Harry Goode- 
mote, b. 1-27-1880.' 

72. Edith, b. 12-5-1865 ; not m. 

73. Frank, b. 1-7-1869; m. 11-18-1891, Lillie E. Van Arnam, b. 
2-2-1872. 

Children: 3 (Van Denburgh). 

Edna Martha, b. 10-6-1892; m. 11-25-1915, John E. 
Wolfe, b. 10-18-1884. 
Child: 1 (Wolfe) son:— 

Van John, b. 6-15-1917. 
George Bedell, b. 6-4-1895. 
Marion J., b. 8-26-1898. 

30. Elizabeth Joslin, b. 3-24-1837; d. 9-29-1908; m. 1859, Hor- 
ace Inman, of Hagaman, N. Y., b. 7-29-1839; d. 10-16-1912. 
Children: 4 (Inman), 3 sons and 1 daughter: — 

74. Willard B., b. 1863; d. 10-18-1881. 

75. Harry, b. 8-4-1866, at Amsterdam, N. Y. ; living 1920, in 
Newark, N. Y. , m. 12-8-1887, Agnes Wells, b. 1-5-1866. 
Children: 2 (Inman), 1 son and 1 daughter: — 

William, b. 10-15-1888; m. 8-16 1915, Margaret ?, 

b. 2-28-1893. 

Elizabeth, b. 7-16-1894; m. 9-24-1918, Dr. Sloat Fassett 

Williams of Newark, N. Y., b. 2-13-1885. 

76. Carrie Mae, b. 9-27-1873 ; m. 7-1-1896, at Amsterdam, N. Y., 
Ralph Arnold Wood, b. 4-21-1871. 

Children: 2 (Wood), 1 son and 1 daughter: — 

Elizabeth Agnes, b. 6-6-1897; m. Lyle Arthur Brown, b. 

6-5-1895. 

Horace Inman, b. 1-8- 1899. 
yy. Charles H., b. 9-19-1879; m. 6-21-1911, at Amsterdam, N. Y., 
Lucy Treuleib, b. 7- 14- 1890. 
Children: 2 (Inman), 1 son and 1 daughter: — 

Charles H., b. 5-7-1912. 

Lucy Treuleib, b. 3-28- 19 16. 

45. Sarah E. Joslin, b. 6-9-1850, at Ames, N. Y. ; m. 4-11-1877, 
Sydney Chamberlain of Waukegan, 111., b. 10-10-1850; d. 191 1, at 
Chicago, 111. 
Children: 3 (Chamberlain), 2 sons and 1 daughter: — 

78. Dale G.. b. 9-12-1878; m. 4-18-1913, at Chicago, 111., Grace 
Sturtevant, b. 7- 13- 1887. They live at Waukegan, 111. 



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Children: 2 (Chamberlain), 1 son and 1 daughter:— 
George Dale Alice Mane 

79. Maud Louisa, b. 2-13-1880; m. 6-3-1903, at Waukegan, 111., 
J. W. Lange and lives at Pearce, Ariz. 

Children: 2 (Lange), 1 son and 1 daughter:— 
Frank Marguerite 

80. Evert Joslin, b. 7-3-1883 ; m. June 1908, at Waukegan, 111., 
Hazel Quigley. 

Child: 1 (Chamberlain) son:— 
Evert 
47. James H. Heddon, b. 2-15-1842; d. 12-5-1915; m. 1-10-1872, 
Fannine Canary. He was a policeman in N. Y. City. 

Children: 3 (Heddon), 2 sons and 1 daughter:— 

81. Emma A., b. 10-17-1872; m. 1-24-1894, Fred H. Ives of 
Troy, N. Y. 

Child: 1 (Ives) daughter:— 

Helen Arvilla, b. 1-25- 1909. 

82. Warren H., b. 9-16-1875 ; m. 12-11-1898, Mabel L. Coonrad. 
Child: 1 (Heddon) son:— 

Harold H., b. April, 1905 ; d. April, 1905. 

83. John W., b. 8-26-1879; d. 2-4-1912; not m. 

50. Augusta A. Joslin, b. 1840 ; d. 7-24-1904 ; m. Ezra Van Slyke 
who d. 1 2- 1 2- 1 892, aged 59 y. 
Child: 1 (Van Slyke) daughter:— 

84. Sarah E., d. 12-12-1876 in her 18th y. 



WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N. Y., MISCELLANEA. 

Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol, 

ber of the Publication Committee of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



Mem 



(Continued from Vol. LII., p. 229, of the Record.) 

Liber F Westchester Co. Land Records (Continued). 

p iQ4- Indenture between Joseph Hunt of Westchester Esq , 
and Bethiah his wife and Thomas Hunt of Long Neck in sd West- 
chester Esq for three acres of salt meadow which he bought ot 
William Davenport, Junr., late of sd. Westchester, yeoman in 1 719 ; 
and which was conveyed to sd William Davenport by John Hitch- 
cock of ye City of New York, carpenter Jan 12 1712; land laid out 
to ye sd Hitchcock's father, John Hitchcock, Senr., in part of his 
rieht in Westchester aforesaid, Oct. 10 1727. 

P 106 • Israel Honeywell of Westchester recorded the earmark 
of his father, Israel Honeywell, dec'd., for his son Israel Honeywell, 
April 10, 1728. 



120 Westchester County, N. Y., Miscellanea. [Oct. 

P. 196: Nathaniel Underhill recorded a mark for his son, John 
Underbill's creatures; April 10, 1728. 

P. 196: Sarah Clark, daughter of Daniel Clark, late of West- 
chester, Gent., dec'd., "have claimed ye privilege of selling a negro 
girl called Betty, which did belong to my sd. father, I paying his 
Executors ye value she was valued by her appraisers at. I do hereby 
release all claim to sd. negro girl by any ways or means whatever." 
April 16, 1728. 

P. 197: William Connly of ye City of New York, carpenter, 
appointed Samuel Bayard of New York, merchant, and loving wife 
Elizabeth Conly, jointly or severally, to be his erevocable attorney or 
attorneys, to enter and take possession of all houses, lands, etc., in 
Westchester; the rents and profits thereof to apply to maintanance 
of dear and loving wife, Elizabeth Conly, during her natural life. 
March 14, 1721. 

P. 199: Mary Manyoung of Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, sin- 
gle woman, appointed her loving friend, Thomas Grisham of West- 
chester, her attorney, to collect chattels and sums of money due her 
by anybody whatsoever. "But more especially by Peter Chappron 
and Andrew Nodang of New Rochelle, Oct. 20, 1727." Signed 
"Mane Manion." 

P. 199: Indenture dated Dec. 13, 1727, between Daniel Hunt, 
Junr., late of Westchester, but now of Rye, and John Cromwell of sd. 
Westchester, yeoman, of the one part, and Andrew Gibbs of West- 
chester, yeoman, of the other part. All their certain parcels of land 
conveyed unto Daniel Hunt, Junr., and John Cromwell by Daniel 
Hunt, Senr. of Westchester, yeoman, bearing date 26 of Feb., 1724. 

P. 200: Joseph Tompkins of Bedford to Esther Vaile of East- 
chester, land in Eastchester, March 6, 1713/14. 

P. 206: Henry Disbrow of Mamaroneck, to son-in-law Gerar- 
dus Drake and Elizabeth his wife, land in Mamaroneck bordering 
on that of Capt. Henry Fowler; March 19, 1727. Witnesses Ithamar 
Pelton, Henry Disbrow, Jr., and Elizabeth Mott. 

P. 208: Henry Disbrow of Mamaroneck to son Henry Disbrow 
of the same place, all his great lot in Mamaroneck, excepting 14 
acres at ye eastmost end, conveyed to son-in-law Gerardus Drake, 
the whole lot being bounded on the north by Capt. Henry Fowler's 
lot; westly by Coll. Heathcote's and east and, south by marked trees, 
April 21, 1728. 

P. 209 : Abraham Barrett of Yonkers bought of William Betts 
and Rachel his wife land in Yonkers, surveyed by Joseph Budd, 
dec'd., and others. 1727. Land of Joseph Betts, deed., also men- 
tioned. 

P. 211: William Betts of Yonkers, yeoman, and Rachel his 
wife, to Johannes Vermillie of Fordham, land in Yonkers ; it being 
one of ye lots laid out to ye heirs of Samuel Betts, dec'd., in 1717. 
May 7, 1727. 

P. 215: William Trusdale of Norwalk, Conn., to Stephen 
Beasher of New Haven, Conn., land in Bedford. April 7, 1728. 



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P. 216: Peter Hatfield of Rye, yeoman, to John Griffin of 
Mamaroneck, yeoman, all right and title to a piece of salt meadow 
which my father, Thomas Hatfield purchased of John Westcott; 
which sd. meadow has since descended to me, ye sd. Peter Hatfield 
as oldest son unto my sd. father Thomas Hatfield. Feb. 10, 1726. 

P. 220: John Lyon, Junr., of Fairfield, Conn., innholder, and 
Hannah his wife, to John Lockwood of Fairfield ; land in Bedford, 
1728. 

P. 223 : John Parcot of New Rochelle, yeoman, to Judith Marie 
Monlinars, Gent., of the same place, land in New Rochelle, bounded 
by that of Peter le Roux, dec d., Oct. 17, 1726. 

P. 224: Mercy Merrett, being an infant under 21, is admitted 
by Benjamin Brown of Rye, Esq., her Guardian. May 6, 1729. 

P. 225 : Frederick Devoe of New Rochelle, yeoman, to son 
Daniel Devoe of Westchester, yeoman, land in Westchester at the 
southeast corner of the Manor of Fordham. July 31, 1728. 

P. 227: Frederick Devoe of New Rochelle, to son Abel Devoe 
of New Rochelle, yeoman, land in New Rochelle; July 31, 1728. 

P. 230: John Carter of Newtown, Bucks, Co., Penn., smith, 
appointed his loving friend, Joseph French of Westchester Co., joiner, 
his lawful ^attorney; Aug. 4, 1729. 

P. 230: Joseph Drake of Eastchester, Gent., to John Drake (his 
son) of the same place, Gent., certain rights in the Eastchester Patent, 
excepting that which the sd. Joseph Drake hath bequeathed and sold 
his sons Benjamin and Jasper Drake. Dec. 8, 1729. 

P. 232: Thomas Penoir, and William Penoir father of the sd. 
Thomas Penoir of Mamaroneck, to Henry Disbrow, land in Mama- 
roneck. April 8, 1729. 

P. 233: John Archer of Yonkers, cordwainer, to Benjamin 
Archer of Fordham, husbandman (in his actual possession now 
being) by reason of a bargain thereof to him formerly made by his 
father John Archer, deed., land in Yonkers; bounded by land 
granted by sd. John Archer, dee'd., to his son Johnathan Archer. 
Sept. 13, 1726. 

P. 236: Thomas Pell, Junr., and Dorothy his wife, to Philip 
Pell, land in Pelham Manor, which the sd. Thomas Pell., Junr., 
purchased of his father Thomas Pell, Senr., Esq., in 1721. July 24, 
1729. 

P. 238: Joseph Hunt of Westchester, Esq., and Bethiah his 
wife, to Thomas Cromwell of Westchester, weaver, land in West- 
chester bounded by the lot of William Oakley which did formerly 
belong to Edward Walters, dee'd. Oct. 7, 1727. 

P. 239: Mary Forguson of Westchester, widow, and John 
Forguson (her son) of sd. Westchester, yeoman, to Ebenezer Have- 
land of Westchester, blacksmith, with ye consent of Ann, wife of 
ye sd. John Forguson, land in Westchester, bounded by land of 
Mercy Turner. April 6, 1727. 

P. 243 : Agreement between Mr. John Walton of White Plains, 
and Benjamin Brondage son of Daniel Brondage. regarding the 
building of a grist mill. Nov. 30, 1726. 



322 Westchester County, N.Y., Miscellanea. [Oct. 

P. 244: The Executors of the will of John Baxter of West- 
chester, dec'd., to Joseph Halstead of Westchester, yeoman, land 
which John Baxter's father-in-law Israel Honeywell, dec'd. * * * 
April 7, 1728. 

P. 249: Benjamin Jones, being an infant under 21 years of 
age, is admitted by Jacob Valentine, yeoman, his Guardian. April 
18, 1730. 

P. 250: Thomas Pinckney, Senr., Esq., of Eastchester, to son 
Thomas Pinckney, Junr., land in the Long Reach Patent in East- 
chester; Jan. 8, 1729. 

P. 251: John Stevenson and Gilbert Willett of Westchester, 
Gent., with Jonathan Haight of Rye and wife Rebecca (Proprie- 
tors) to James Wetmore of Rye, Clerk, land in Harrison Purchase; 
being a part of the lot given by Samuel Haight, dec'd. to his sons 
David and Jonathan Haight, and in yt. part which fell to the share 
of sd. Jonathan Haight. Feb. 13, 1727. 

P. 252: Westchester, March the 7th, 1729, "Then received of 
my honoured father-in-law, Josiah Hunt, one feather bed and furni- 
ture, bedstead, a chest, and all my mother, dec'd., her clothing, &c, 
and all ye rest of ye household stuff wch. belonged to the estate of 
my father Israel Honeywell, dec'd., that were in the custody of the 
sd. Josiah Hunt." Signed, Sarah Honeywell. 

P. 259: Josiah Quimby of Westchester, and wife Mary, to son 
Aaron Quimby of the same place, yeoman, land in Westchester, 
bounded by land of John Baxter, "late dec'd." July 20, 1727. 

P. 262: Joseph Drake of Eastchester, Esq., to son Jasper 
Drake of the same place; land in Eastchester; June 13, 1728. 

P. 263 : Benjamin Grant of Westchester, yeoman, to Jeremiah 
Fowler of the same place, yeoman, "my 25 pound privilege in the 
sheep pasture of Westchester, which I bought of Richard Ponton, 
dec d." March 3, 1729. 

P. 264: Micah Smith of Hempstead in Queens Co., yeoman, 
and Phebe his wife, one of ye daughters and legatee of Richard 
Thorne late of ye same place, yeoman, deed., a certain piece of 
meadow on the west side of Betts Neck in Westchester, of which the 
sd. Thorn died seized. "Whereas the said Richard Thorn, did by 
his last will and testament appoint his well beloved wife Phebe Thorn 
the sole executrix thereof, and whereas ye sd. Phebe, after the death 
of her sd. husband, to wit, on or about ye 19th day of March in the 
year 1707, intermarried with one Robert Mitchel of Hempstead, 
yeoman ; and further, whereas the sd. Robert Mitchel and ye sd. 
Phebe his wife, Executrix as aforesaid, intending to increase ye es- 
tate of sd. Phebe ye daughter, did on or about ye 20th of Mch., 17 15, 
sell unto ye sd. Thomas Baxter the above mentioned land" * * A 
quitclaim deed to Thomas Baxter from Phebe the daughter, now 
the wife of Micah Smith; May 9, 1727. 

P. 267: Underhill Barnes of Westchester, yeoman — "Whereas 
there was formerly laid out in joint tenancy between me the sd. 



I9 21 -] Westchester County, N.Y., Miscellanea. 323 

Underhill Barnes, heir to my father, Capt. William Barnes of sd. 
Westchester, gentleman, dcc'd., and Daniel Clark of sd. Westchester, 
Gent, two parcels of land in Westchester at which time I was un- 
der age of 21" * * Release to Daniel Clark, Nov. 4, 1727. 

P. 270 : Memorandum. "Whereas ye bounds between ye mea- 
dow of Thomas Baxter of Westchester, which he bought of Josiah 
Hunt Senr., of sd. Westchester (son of Thomas; Baxter late of 
Westchester, dec'd.) and ye meadow of his brother James Baxter 
of sd. Westchester, yeoman, have not before this been settled." 
Dated April 26, 1726. 

P. 271 : John Lyon, Junr., of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Conn, 
and Hannah his wife, to Joseph Brown of Branford, New Haven 
Co., Conn., cordwainer, land in Westchester Co.; June 13, 1729. 

P. 278: Laid out to John Bird, heir at law to James Bird of sd 
Westchester, late dec'd., a piece of land in Westchester; Nov. 9, 1727. 

P. 278: John Horton of Rye, Gent., to brothers Jonathan and 
Caleb Horton, land in Rye, and Poundfield; Dec. 1, 1719. 

P. 280 : Henry Fowler of Eastchester, Gent., to his son Moses 
Fowler of the same place, Gent., one equal or half part in all his 
rights as surviving patentee in a certain parcel of land in Eastchester 
[Long Reach Patent] ; Jan. 6, 1729. 

P. 284: John Bird of Woodbridge in ye County of Amboy in 
ye Province of New Jersey, yeoman, eldest son and heir at law to 
James Bird, late of Westchester, dec'd. , to John Forguson, all lands 
in Westchester which descended to him as heir at law to sd. father. 
Nov. 10, 1727. 

P. 287: Leah Bayly, sole administrix of ye estate of her late 
husband, Peter Gendron of New Rochelle, dec'd., with her "now 
husband Nathaniel Bayly of Rye," sold a parcel of land in New 
Rochelle, formerly belonging to her late husband; Nov. 8, 1722. 

P. 288 : Henry Strang of Rye, sold land in Harrison, which he 
had purchased from the Executors of the estate of Joseph Fowler, 
dec'd. 1728. 

P. 292 : Daniel Hunt. Senr., of Westchester and Mary his wife, 
to John Cromwell of Westchester, yeoman ; land given him by his 
father, Joseph Hunt dec'd., and land which he bought of his brother, 
Samuel Hunt; Nov. 28, 1726. 

P. 294: Nicholas Hopping of Charlestown, Middlesex Co., 
Mass. Bay in New England, Mariner, and Mabel his wife, to Na- 
thaniel Bayly of Rye; Oct. 31, 1728. 

P. 297 : Joseph Fowler and his wife Sarah and Mary Shute 
and her Guardian, James Morgan, all of Eastchester, to Arthur Vail 
of the same place, yeoman, Sarah Fowler and Sarah Shute, daugh- 
ters of John Shute, Senr., dec'd., of Eastchester. "John Shute, 
Senr., at his decease, left one son, John Shute, and two daughters, 
Sarah and Mary and the sd. John Shute, Junr., deceased before he 
arrived to age." Land in Eastchester sold Feb. 14, 1726. 

P. 300: Thomas Baxter of Westchester, yeoman, and Abigail 
his wife, to Edmund Stevenson of the same place, Gent., land on 



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Throgs Neck, which he purchased of his brother John Baxter, late 
deed. Aug. 29, 1730. 

P. 303 : John Stoakham, Senr., of Rye, yeoman, to son Stephen 
Stoakham of the same place, also "20 acres lying at ye westmost ends 
of ye Great Lotts, where my two sons John and Isaac Stoakham" 
[etc.]. Jan. 13, 1 721/2. 

P. 306: Sarah Murry of Rye and Thomas Minor of Woodbury, 
Conn., and Phiady his wife to Nathaniel Bayly of Rye, land in Rye ; 
Oct. 4, 1725. 

P. 318: Deed of John Pell, Jr., to his father Thomas Pell, Senr.. 
Esq., both of Pelham Manor; Jan. 4, 1730. 

P. 319: Thomas Pinckney, Senr. (Justice) of Eastchester, to 
his son Jonathan Pinckney, land in Eastchester; Feb. 9, 1730. 

P. 325 : Benjamin Haviland of Rye, yeoman, to son John Havi- 
land of the same place, yeoman, land in Harrison; a part of! it 
bounded "by land which was ye late dee'd. Benjamin Haviland's;" 
Aug. 13, 1724. 

P. 327: John Williams, Senr., of Westchester, yeoman, and 
Abigail his wife, to his son John Williams, Junr., yeoman, of the 
same place, land in Westchester, bounded by land of John Oakley, 
deed.; Jan. 27, 1725. 

P. 328: Benjamin Haviland, an infant under 21, is admitted by 
Thomas Haviland of Westchester, blacksmith, his Guardian, in our 
Court of Common Pleas, March 18, 1730. 

P. 331: Benjamin Brown, Guardian unto Mercy Merritt, 
daughter of Thomas Merritt, Junr., late of Rye, dee'd. having settled 
ye accounts of ye sd. Thomas Merritt's movable estate with John 
Lyon, Jr., and Joseph Merritt two of ye Executors, acknowledges 
having received from them ye amount due ye sd. Mercy Merritt. 
March 7, 1729. Witnessed by Benoni Merritt and Jno. Carhartt. 

P- 333 : Rachelle Nuf uille of New Rochelle, to her three daugh- 
ters Mary Nufuille, Jane Nufuille and Martha Nufuille, 42 acres of 
land on the Boston Road in New Rochelle; March 30, 1731. 

P. 333 : Thomas Merrit, who being an infant under ye age 
of 21, is admitted Francis Purdy of sd County, yeoman, to be his 
Guardian, Oct. 27, 1731. 

P. 334: Anthony Lispenard of New Rochelle, Gent., and Eliza 
his wife to Joseph Robinson of the City of New York, merchant, 
one equal half part of his three grist mills, situate in New Rochelle. 
June 12, 1727. 

P. 336: Thomas Pell, Senr., of the Manor of Pelham, Esq., to 
his son Joshua Pell, land in Pelham Manor. Jan. 7, 1730. 

P- 337 : Thomas Pell [as above] to son Caleb Pell, March 6, 

l 72>°- 

P. 339: Thomas Pell [as above] and wife Anna, to his son 

Thomas Pell, Junr., Gent. Nov. 6, 1731. 

P. 343: Ann Peartree of ye City of New York, widow of 
Coll. William Peartree of ye same place, dee'd., to the other Pro- 
prietors of the Long Reach Patent in Eastchester; June 3, 1729. 



I9 2I 1 Westchester County, N.Y., Miscellanea. 325 

P. 345: Ebenezer Pemberton of New York City, Gent, and 
Catherine his wife, late Catherine Smith, widow of William Smith 
late of the same city, merchant, dcc'd., to the other proprietors of 
the Long Reach Patent in Eastchester; June 3, 1729. Whereas the 
aforesaid Coll. William Peartree did devise, in 1713, unto his wife 
Ann, one half of all houses [etc.] * *, and ye remaining one half 
unto ye sd. William Smith, his heirs, forever, "his son William 
Smith, to be delivered to him at ye age of 21 ; and if it should hap- 
pen that he should die before yt age, unto his wife Catherine. Soon 
after making his will the sd. William Smith departed this life by 
means thereof, she, the sd. Catherine, became, and now is seized, 
among other things, of and in one half of all ye right and estate 
which ye sd. William Smith had or was vested with by virtue of 
ye will aforesaid of sd. William Peartree in any manner of wife. 
And whereas the sd. Catherine Smith did lately intermarry with ye 
sd. Ebenezer Pemberton." Deed to the other Proprietors June 3, 
1729. 

P. 348: Joseph Taylor of Scarsdale, yeoman, and Mary his 
wife, to Joseph Barton of Jamaica, in Queens Co., carpenter, land 
near Hutchinson's river in Westchester Co. on the east side of the 
Bronx -xiver. March 17, 1727. 

P. 349: Henry Disbrow, Junr., of Mamaroneck, yeoman, to 
Benjamin Griffin of the same place, yeoman, a certain tract of land 
in Mamaroneck conveyed to me by my father, Henry Disbrow ; a 
part of Great Lott number 4. July 22, 1728. 

P- 353 : Matthew Pugsley of Westchester, yeoman, to his son 
John Pugsley of the same place ; land in Bedford, which he bought 
of Zachariah Roberts and of David Mead; March 3, 1730. 

P- 355 * John Horton, eldest son of Capt. John Horton, late 
of Rye, dec'd., and Daniel Horton, one other of ye sons of ye sd. 
Capt. John Horton, both of Rye, to Godfrey Haines of Rye, yeo- 
man, a piece of salt meadow on Budd's Neck in Rye; Jan. 19, 1726. 

P. 356: Benjamin Horton of Rye, to well-beloved sister, Han- 
nah Robinson, land on Stony Brook; Jan. 20, 1697. 

P. 368: Martha Hutchinson, with the consent of her mother, 
Mary Hutchinson, doth voluntarily of her own free will and accord, 
put herself an apprentice to Thomas Nicholls and his wife Jane 
Nicholls, with him to live (after the manner of an apprentice) to 
serve from ye 14th day of May, 1730 until ye full term of twelve 
and a half years be completed. May 14, 1730. 

P. 368: Samuel Ferris, Junr., of Eastchester, yeoman, quit- 
claimed to James Ferris of Westchester, yeoman, all right and title 
to a certain lot of salt meadow "which my grandfather, John Ferris, 
late of Westchester, dec'd., purchased of Benjamin Disbrow, and 
afterwards, in my minority, conveyed to me by deed of gift; which 
meadow, my honoured father, Samuel Ferris, while I was under 
age, conveyed to my uncle, ye sd. James Ferris." Aug. 2, 1732. 

( To be continued.) 



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PRESTON GENEALOGY. 

RECORD OF ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN 

PRESTON (1739-40-1804) OF WINDHAM, ASHFORD 

AND HARWINTON, CONN. 



Contributed by John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



From Hotten's Lists of Emigrants to America, 1600-1700, we 
obtain the following: 

p. 53, " Passinger w ch passed from ye Port of London. 
8 Aprilis 1635 
THEIS pties hereunder mencioned are to be transported to 
New England: imbarqued in the Elizabeth of London W m STAGG 
M r [Master] bound thither: they have taken the oath of Allegeance 
& Supremacie p Cert: from the pish of St Alphage Cropplegate 
[Cripplegate] the Minister there. 

Tanners W m HOLDRED 25 

ROGER PRESTON 21 

DANIEL BRODLEY .... 20 

ISACK STUDMAN* 30 

That theis 3 pties prd are no Subsedie men: wee whose names 
hereunto are written belonging to Blackwell Hall, do averr there 
are none. 

ROB' e FARRANDS. 
THOMAS SMITH." 
p. 171, "A List of Names of the Living in Virginia, February 
the 16, 1623 

At Jordans Jorney 

* * * * 

ROGER PRESTON 

n* 1* t» *t* 

pp. 209-10, "The Muster of the Inhabitant's of Jordans Jorney 
taken the 21th of January 1624 

The Muster of m* William Ferrar & m's Jordan 
Jordans Jorney. 

Charles Cittie 

* * * * 

Roger Preston, aged 21 yeares in the Discouerie March 1621. 

* * * * 

From which three abstracts we see that on January 21st 1624 
there was living at Jordans Jorney, Charles Cittie, one Roger Pres- 
ton, aged 21 years, who came over to America on the ship Discovery 
in March 1621. He was therefore born about 1603. 

* "| This fourth name is in a different handwriting from the preceding 
three, and was doubtless inserted after the succeeding paragraph (in which 
three only are referred to) had been written.] " 



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And that there also sailed, on April 8th, 1635, from London for 
New England a Roger Preston, a tanner, aged 21, who was there- 
fore born about 1614. 

From the facts as stated it is evident that these two Roger Pres- 
tons could not have been one and the same individual. But taking 
into consideration the rather unusual baptismal name of Roger and 
the none too usual surname of Preston, we think it fair to presume 
that these two colonists, one born in 1603, who emigrated to Virginia, 
and one born in 1614 who emigrated to New England, were of some 
blood relation one to another. 

This article has to deal only with the Roger Preston who sailed 
from London, April 8, 1635, for New England. It is our purpose to 
give the record of this Roger Preston and one line of his descendants 
to the fifth generation, and then give as full a record of the descen- 
dants of this particular couple of the 5th generation as we have been 
able to determine. 

1. Roger Preston, b. in England in 161 4 (he was 21 years old on 
April 8, 1635). He came over to this country, sailing on the ship 
Elizabeth from London on April 8, 1635. Our first knowledge of 
him is in Ipswich, Mass., where he settled and where he was a pro- 
prietor before 1639. He sold his land and houses there in 1657. On 
March 14, 1658-9, he bought from George Norton the lease of the 
farm of Lucie Downing, wife of Emanuel Downing and was to take 
possession under the lease on March 15, 1659-60. This lease was to 
run until March 1st, 1665-6. This farm was on what is known as 
the "old Ipswich Road," and there he was licensed to "keep an ordi- 
nary and to sell strong liquors" in 1661 and 1662. He died 20: 
11 m: 1665 (see Vital Records of Lynn, Mass., Vol II, p. 570, and 
also according to the Early Court Records of Essex County, Mass.), 
at Lynn, Mass., but we have no record of the place of his burial. 
He m. probably about 1640, at Ipswich, Mass. (probably, but the 

exact place is not known), Martha (whose maiden surname 

and parentage have not as yet been determined, but who was probably 
a child of some couple living in Ipswich, Mass., as she was but 13 
years old when Roger Preston arrived in this country in 1635 and 
could not have married him in England, and Ipswich was the first 
place of long sojourn of Roger Preston), b. 1622, about (as she 
made oath on the 19th of the 4th month 1666. when she was about 
44 years old, and at which time she was the wife of her second hus- 
band Nicholas Holt, relative to her son Thomas Preston by her first 
husband Roger 1 Preston) ; she died March 21, 1703, at Andover, 
Mass., aged upward of 80 years, but her place of burial has not as 
yet been discovered. 
Children: 7 (Preston), 5 sons and 2 daughters: — 

2. Thomas, b. 1643 (his brother Samuel, then aged 15, on the 
19 th 4 th mo. 1666, testifies under oath that his brother 
Thomas Preston a year and a half previous, about (i.e. 
about Dec. 19, 1664) bought a red heifer from his father 
Roger Preston (see Essex County, Mass., Early Court 
Records) and hence it is assumed that he was on Dec. 19, 



■2 28 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

1664, of full age of 21 years and must have been b. as early 
as 1643 ( or earlier), at Ipswich, Mass., in all probability; 
m. Rebecca Nurse (or Nourse) and lived at Salem, Mass. : 
4 children. 
+3. Samuel, b. 1651 ; d. July 10, 1738, aged about 84 years; m. 
(1) Susannah Gutterson; m. (2) Mary (Rolandson) 
Blodgett. See hereafter. 

4. John, m. Nov. 2, 1687, Andover, Mass., Sarah (Geery — 
Geary — or Gary) Holt widow of John Holt whom she m. 
July 3, 1685 ; he was a son of Nicholas and Hannah ( Brad- 
street-Rolf e) Holt of Andover, Mass.; he was b. Jan. II, 
1663; d. March 10, 1686-7) : 6 children. 

5. Jacob, b. 1658 ; d. 1679 ; perished at sea. 

6. Levi. 

7. Elizabeth, m. William Henfield. 

8. Mary, m. Nathaniel Ingersoll. 

Martha ( ) Preston, widow of Roger Preston, m. (2) May 

21, 1666, at Andover, Mass., Nicholas Holt (as his third wife) and 
by him had no children. Nicholas Holt, a tanner, came over to this 
country on the James, sailing from England, April 5, 1635, and com- 
ing from Romsey, England ; he settled at Newbury, Mass., until 
Nov. 14, 1652, when he sold his land and houses there and removed 
to Andover, Mass. His date of birth is not positively determined. 
In a deposition made by him 11-2-1671, he stated that he was then 
about 63 years old, which would place the year of his birth about 
1608. The record of his death states that he was 104 years old at 
death which took place in 1685, which would place his year of birth 
about 1 581. Savage referring to this difference of stated ages at 
death agrees with Coffin, who states that he was 83 years old at 
death which places his year of birth 1602. He was b. at Romsey, 
England (possibly) ; d. Jan. 30, 1685, at Andover, Mass. Nicholas 

Holt m. (1) Elizabeth ? who d. Nov. 9, 1656, at Andover, 

Mass., and who was the mother of the first seven of his children; 
he m. (2) June 12 (or 20), 1658, at Ipswich (and also recorded at 
Andover), Mass., Hannah — or Anna — (Bradstreet) Rolfe (dau. of 

Humphrey and Bridget ( ) Bradstreet of Ipswich, Mass., and 

widow of Daniel Rolfe (or Rofe) the inventory of whose estate 
was taken June 24, 1654). She d. June 20, 1665. at Andover, Mass. 
Children: 10 (Holt), 5 sons and 5 dau'ts. ; first seven b. in Newbury, 
last three in Andover: first 8 by his first wife; last 2 by his second 
wife; none by his third wife Martha ( ) Preston. Not in Pres- 
ton line. 

1. Elizabeth, b. March 30, 1636; m. Oct. 26, 1658, Ralph Farnam. 

2. Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1638; d. May 17, 1723; m. July 5, 1657, 
Thomas Johnson. 

3. Sarah, b. June 2, 1640. 

4. Samuel, d. Nov. 7, 1703, at Andover, Mass. 

5. Henry, b. 1643-4; d. Jan. 13, 1718-19, aged about 75; m. An- 
dover, Mass., Feb. 24, 1669-70, Sarah Ballard (or Ballerd), 
dau. of William Ballard. 



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6. James, d. Dec. 14, 1690; m. Andover, Mass., Oct. 12, 1675, 
Hannah Allen. 

7. Nicholas, d. Oct. 8, 1715; m. Andover, Mass., Jan. 8, 1679, 
Mary Russell. 

8. Priscilla, b. June 20, 1653; d. Oct. 16, 1653, at Andover, Mass. 

9. Rebecca, b. Nov. 14, 1662. 

10. John, b. Jan. 11, 1663; d. March 10th, 1686-7; m. Andover, 
Mass., July 3, 1685, Sarah Geary (Geery or Gary),! 

Authorities : 

Savage's Gen. Die. of New England, Vols. I, p. 109; II, pp. 143, 454-5, 
558; III, pp. 300, 483. — Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts, pp. 64, 238, 
373- — Hotten's Lists of Emigrants, pp. 53, 171, 209-10. — Vital Records 
of Lynn, Mass., Vol. II, p. 570. — Vital Records of Andover, Mass., 
Vols. I, pp. 140, 196-212; II, pp. 27, 39, 120, 147, 175-185, 202, 291. — 
Vital Records of Salem, Mass., Vol. II, pp. 194-5. — Vital Records of 
Newbury, Mass., Vol. I, p. 227. — Charles H. Preston of Danvers, Mass., a 
Preston genealogist. — Preston Genealogy, Orange County, N. Y., 
Branch, by David C. Preston, pp. 5-6 and charts therein. 

3. Samuel Preston, b. 1651, Ipswich, Mass.; d. July 10, 1738, 
aged 84 years, Andover, Mass.; he m. (1) May 27, 1672, Andover, 
Mass., Susannah Gutterson (whose parentage has not as yet been 
determined) ; d. Dec. 29, 1710, Andover, Mass.; he m. (2) Sept. 24, 
1713, Andover, Mass., Mary (Rowlandson) Blodgett (widow of 
Jonathan Blodgett of Salisbury, Mass., and dau. of Rev. Joseph and 
Mary (White) Rowlandson of Lancaster, Mass.), b. 1666; d. March 
1, 1738-9, Andover, Mass. 

Children: 11 (Preston), 5 sons and 6 daughters, all b. Andover, 
Mass., and all by his first marriage: — 

9. Samuel, b. March 16, 1672-3; d. May 29, 1717, Andover, 

Mass. ; m. April 2, 1694, Sarah Bridges. 
10. William, b. Jan. 11, 1674-5. 
n. Susannah, b. March 30, 1677-8; d. Feb. 20, 1741-2; m. May 

24, 1705, James Holt. 

12. Mary, b. Jan. 5, 1678-9; m. March 26, 1702, Benjamin 
Russell. 

13. Jacob, b. Feb. 24, 1680-1 ; m. June 17, 1702, Andover, 
Sarah Wilson. 

14. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1682-3; m. Jan. 16, 1706-7, John 
Holt, Jr. 

-f 15. John, b. May 1, 1685; d. July 26, 1733; m. Jan. 10, 1706-7, 
Andover, Mass., Mary Haynes (or Haines or Heines) of 
Haverhill, Mass. See hereafter. 

16. Joseph, b. Jan. 26, 1687-8; d. March 9, 1713, aged about 
27 years, Andover: m. Dec. 21, 1709, Rebecca Preston. 

17. Ruth, b. Feb. 7, 1689. 

18. Lydia, b. Oct. 8, 1690; m. Jan. 22, 1714-15, Daniel Holton. 

19. Priscilla, b. March 19, 1696-7; d. Jan. 29, 1715-16; m. Feb. 
22, 1714-15, George Holt. 

On the 19th of the 4th month. 1666, he being then about 15 years 
of age, Samuel Preston made an affidavit relative to his brother 
Thomas Preston (see Essex County Court Records) which places 
the date of Samuel Preston's birth at about 165 1. 



■i-jO Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

Authorities : 

Charles H. Preston, a Preston genealogist of Danvers, Mass. — Preston 

Genealogy, Orange County, N. Y. Branch by David C. Preston, pp. 

6-7 and charts. — Vital Records of Andover Mass., Vols. I, pp. 312-3; 

II, pp. 56, 280, 469, 471, 530. 
15. John Preston, b. May 1, 1685, Andover, Mass.; d. July 26, 
1733, Windham, Ct., and was bur. Hampton, Ct. (formerly the sec- 
ond parish of Windham) where a gravestone marks his resting place, 
which stone was recut and restored by C. H. Preston of Danvers, 
Mass., about 1898. As restored this stone states that he died "in 
42 d year" which is in error for he was born in 1685 and if he died 
July 26, 1733, he would have been over 48 years old. Mr. C. H. Pres- 
ton said that before recutting the inscription on the stone was almost 
illegible, and I am inclined to think the original cutting was misin- 
terpreted and not properly restored. He m. Jan. 10, 1706-7 (recorded 
at Andover, Mass.), Mary Haines, b. March 3, 1687, Haverhill, 

Mass.; d. ? She was a dau. of Jonathan Haines of Haverhill, 

Mass. (b. 1616, in England, who came over to this country in 1633, 
settled at Newbury and removed to Haverhill where he was killed 
by the Indians, Feb. 22, 1697-8, gravestone in Ancient West Parish 
Cemetery, Haverhill, Mass.; m. Dec. 30, 1674, Newbury, Mass.), 

as his second wife Sarah Moulton (b. Dec. 17, 1656; d. ?; dau. 

of William and Margaret (Page) Moulton of Hampton) of Haver- 
hill, Mass. Jonathan Haines' first wife was Mary Moulton whom 
he m. Jan. 1, 1674, and who d. soon after marriage in the same year; 
it is supposed that she was a sister of his second wife who had a 
sister Mary Haines. 

Children 12 (Preston), 8 sons and 4 daughters; the places of birth 
of the first two are not known as they are not recorded either in 
Andover or Killingly, Ct. ; the 3rd to 10th children were born in 
Killingly, Ct., and the nth and 12th were born in Windham, Ct. 
+20. John, b. about 1708 (he is said to have been the eldest son), 
Andover, Mass., or Killingly, Ct. ; m. March 18, 1731, Wind- 
ham, Ct., Eleanor Stiles. See hereafter. 

21. Mary, b. about 1709-10; she is said to have been the eldest 
daughter. 

22. Susannah, bapt. Sept. 9, 171 1, in Killingly, Ct. 

23. Jonathan, bapt. Feb. — , 1714, in Killingly, Ct. 

24. Joseph, bapt. Feb. 28, 1717, in Killingly, Ct. 

25. Benjamin, bapt. June 22, 1718, in Killingly, Ct. 

26. William, b. 1721, about, in Killingly, Ct. 

27. Abigail, bapt. Sept. 15, 1723, in Killingly, Ct. 

28. Theodore, b. 1722-24, in Killingly, Ct. 

29. David, bapt. Oct. 10, 1725, in Killingly, Ct. 

30. Samuel, b. Aug. 20, 1727, in Windham, Ct. 

31. Sarah, b. Feb. 6, 1729-30, in Windham, Ct. ; d. young, prob- 
ably. 

John Preston lived in Andover, Mass., until after his marriage. 
He received a grant of land in Killingly, Ct., in 1709, and probably 
removed there soon thereafter. He removed to Windham, Ct, be- 
tween Oct. 10, 1725 (when his last child, born in Killingly, Ct., 



IQ2I.] Presion Genealogy. 33 I 

was baptized there), and Aug. 20, 1727, when his next child was 
born in Windham, Ct. He made his will Sept. 13, 1731, which was 
sworn to by witnesses Aug. 22, 1733, and it was finally probated 
at Plainfield, Ct, Sept. 11, 1733. His wife Mary was his executrix 
and all of the children as above recorded were mentioned in the 
will except Sarah who it is inferred died young. The division of 
his estate was ordered made July 11, 1738, and his widow and the 
same children are mentioned in the division. Mary Haines his wife 
was captured by the Indians in Haverhill on March 15, 1696, and 
was ransomed the next year for one hundred pounds of tobacco. 
By a deed recorded in Haverhill, Mass., it is shown that she married 
John Preston of Andover and removed to Connecticut. She was 
living in Windham, Ct., Oct. 12, 1730, as appears by her signature 
to this deed. 

Authorities : 

Andover, Mass., Vital Records, Vols I, p. 312; II, p. 280. — Windham, Ct. 
Town Records. — History of Haverhill, Mass., by G. W. Chase, pp. 
184-5. 198-9. — Haverhill Town Records. — Vital Records of Haverhill, 
Mass., Vols. I. p. 151; II pp. 146, 412. — Vital Records of Newbury, 
, » Mass., Vols. I, p. 217; II, p. 225. — Savage's Gen. Dictionary of New 
England, Vols. II pp. 89-90; III, pp. 146, 412. 

20. John Preston, b. 1708, about (his date of birth is not re- 
corded; but, as his parents were m. Jan. 10, 1706-7, and as he is said 
to have been the eldest son, it is inferred that he was b. about 1708), 
Andover, Mass., or Killingly, Ct. (for his father lived until marriage 
at Andover and was married there, and is supposed to have removed 
soon after his marriage to Killingly, receiving a grant of land there 

in 1709) ; d. ? at ? He was dismissed from Ashford to 

Litchfield Church, Oct. 11, 1747. The Harwinton, Ct., records show 
that he first bought land there of John Watkins of Litchfield, Ct., 
June 18, 1756, for which he paid £1400. The Winchester records 
show that he and his son Jonathan were in Winchester in 1767 and 
1769. He was last heard of in Litchfield, Ct, in 1775, and it is said 
that he and his sons Asa, Stephen and Jonathan removed to Sheffield. 
He m. March 18, 1730-1, Windham, Ct., Eleanor 1 Stiles, b. Feb. 17, 

1703, Boxford, Mass.; d. ? at ? She was a dau. of John 

Stiles (son of Robert Stiles, b. June (or Jan.) 30, 1^61, at Rowley 

Village, Essex Co., Mass. ; d. -? (prior to May 13, 1753) ; m. Nov. 

24, 1684, Boxford, Mass.) and his first wife Deliverance Towne, dau. 
of Jacob and Catherine (Symonds) Towne of Topsfield, Mass. (b. 
Aug. 5, 1664, at Topsfield, Mass.; d. May 16, 1700 (according to 
History of Boxford, by Perley) or 1703-5 (according to Vital 
Records of Boxford, Mass.. p. 266) or 170(5) (according to Mass. 
Stiles Family, p. 21). John Stiles and his wife Deliverance were 
admitted to full communion Topsfield, Mass.. church March 18, 
1687-8; and on Sept. 25 (or Oct. 4), 1702, John Stiles was dis- 
missed to Boxford, Mass., to form with others a church there and 
on Jan. 2 (or 17) following, his wife Deliverance Towne was dis- 
missed to church at Boxford. John Stiles of Boxford mentions his 
daughter Eleanor "Prcsson" in his will, which will was dated Jan. 

15, 1733- 



332 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

Children: 6 (Preston), 5 sons and 1 dau. : first three b. in Wind- 
ham, Ct. ; last three in Ashf ord, Ct. : — 

32. Asa, b. June 8, 1732; m. Dec. 24, 1755, Ruhamah Taylor. 
Children: 5 (Preston), 3 sons and 2 daughters: — 

1. Jehiel, b. Litchfield, Ct., May 22, 1756. 

2. Asa, b. Litcheld, Ct., Oct. 13, 1758. 

3. Ruhamah, b. Harwinton, Ct., Oct. 20, 1760 (or Oct. 
22, 1761). 

4. Levi, b. Harwinton, Ct., Dec. 24, 1762; d. July 6, 1811, 
aged 48 years, New Canaan. N. Y. 

5. Rachel, b. Harwinton, Ct., Jan. 23, 1765. 

33. John, 1st, b. April 12, 1735; bapt. Windham, Ct. ; April 20, 
1735; d - young. 

+34. John, 2nd, b. March 25, 1739-40; d. Nov. 14, 1804; m. 
Marium (Marian, Marion or Miriam) Bristol. See here- 
after. 

35. Anne, b. Aug. 7, 1741 ; bapt. Aug. 23, 1741, at Ashf ord, Ct. 

36. Stephen, bapt. Sept. 18, 1743. at Ashford, Ct. 

37. Jonathan, b. May 10, 1746; bapt. June 15, 1746, at Ash- 
ford. 

John Preston and Eleanor his wife were admitted to the 2nd 
Church at Windham, Oct. 19, 1736 (see Hampton (then Windham 
Village), Ct. Church Records). On April 4, 1742, by a letter of dis- 
missal from the Rev. Mr. Samuel Mosely of the 2nd Church Hamp- 
ton, Ct., they were admitted to Ashford, Ct. Church (see Ashford, 
Ct. Church Records). On Oct. 11, 1747, John Preston. Senior and 
Eleanor his wife were dismissed from the Ashford Church to the 
church at Litchfield. Ct. After this notice of his dismissal to Litch- 
field, Ct., we have no definite information regarding him. We do 
not know where either he or his wife Eleanor died, nor the dates 
of their respective deaths. The Litchfield, Ct. Probate Records gives 
no reference to them and it is assumed that they removed elsewhere 
to a locality not yet determined. 

In the printed Genealogical Register of Litchfield, Ct., p. 179, we 
find recorded that a John Preston m. Susannah Andrews on Nov. 6, 
1775, and had two children: — (1) Susannah, b. Apr. 17, 1776, and 
(2) Diadamia, b. March 6, 1778. Who this John Preston was is not 
clear ; but it is not probable that he was our John Preston (No. 20) as 
he would have been 67 years old in 1775, and possibly too old to have 
begotten two children. And he is not John Preston, son of John and 
Eleanor (Stiles) Preston, No. 34, as will be seen from his record 
to follow. 
Authorities : 

Charles H. Preston of Danvers, Mass. (1896-1899), a Preston genealo- 
gist. — Preston Genealogy and accompanying charts, by David C. Pres- 
ton. — Massachusetts Stiles Family, by Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, pp. 
20-30. — Vital Records of Boxford. Mass., Vol. I, p. 102. — History of 
Boxford, Mass., by Perley. pp. 27, 132-3. — Vital Records of Tpswich, 
Mass., Vol. IT, p. 175. — Windham, Conn. Court Records. — Vital Rec- 
ords of Topsfield. Mass., Vol. T. — Records of the Cong. Church and 
Society of New Canaan, at Canaan Four Corners, Columbia Co., 
N. Y. 



I92I ] Preston Genealogy. 333 

34. John Preston, bapt. March 25, 1739-40, Windham, Ct.; d. 
Nov 14 1804, Harwinton, Ct., and was bur. there in west part ot 

Old 'Cemetery; m. , at , Marium (Marion, Miriam or 

Marian) Bristol (dau. of Deacon Aaron and Abigail ( ) Bristol 

of New Haven and Harwinton, Ct), b. Nov. 20, 1739, at New 

Haven; bapt. Feb. 28, 1842, at ?; d. April 14, 1826, in a fit of 

dumb palsy, at Harwinton, Ct., and was bur. there in South Ceme- 
tery. , 
Children: 6 (Preston), 3 sons and 3 daughters, all b. in Har- 
winton: — 
+38. Noah, b. Feb. 23, 1763 ; d. Apr. 4, 1835, at Camden, N. Y. ; 

m. Honor Rossiter. See hereafter. 
4--JQ. Marium, b. May 27, 1765; d. Nov. 9, 1844, at Trenton, 

Oneida Co., N. Y.; m. Joseph Halstead. See hereafter. 
4-40. John Stiles, b. Dec. 5, 1769; d. Dec. 12 1842, at Harwin- 
ton, Ct. ; m. Aurelia Dewey. See hereafter. 
+41. Garner, b. Feb. 1772-3; d. July 3, 1804-5; ™- Bethena Up- 
son. See hereafter. 
4-42. Lucina, b. Feb. 12 (13), 1778; d. Dec. 3 (13), 1828; m. 

Jehiel Ford. See hereafter. 
+43. Ursula, b. Feb. 12. 1780; d. May 26, 1882; m. Lemuel 
Humphreyville. See hereafter. 

AUT SSS3i««, Stiles Family, by Mary Stile, > (Paul) 1 Guild g^-gjj- 
Family letters —History of Harwinton, Ct.—N. E. Hist. Uen. Keats 
ter Vol 57 'pp. 264, 2&.-tf. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. 45, PP- 
70-71, 93 

SIXTH GENERATION 
38. Noah Preston, b. Feb. 23, 1763, Harwinton Ct.; d. April 
7x835 aged 72 years, at Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y and was bur. 
therein the Mexico Street Cemetery; gravestone. He m. Dec 29 
,785, at Harwinton, Ct, Honor Rossiter (whose Pontage has not 

as vet been determined), b. May 28, 1766, at -?; d^ Noy. 22. 

1847! aged 82 years, at Camden, N. Y., and was there bur. in the 
Mexico Street Cemetery ; gravestone. .,_,. 

Children: 10 (Preston), 7 sons and 3 dau'ts., first 9 b. in Litchfield, 
Ct., last in Bristol, Ct. :— 
4-44. Warren, b. Aug. 4, 1786 ; d. — ; m. Clarissa P™f- 
+45- Rossiter, b. Feb. 4, 1788 ; d Sept 13, 1876 ; ; m. Onl Curtiss 
llo William Riley, b. Feb. 4 (or Nov. 10), 1790; d. Aug. 4 

Cor iq) 18^4; m. Sarah Ann Smith. 
+47. Hono?, b. March 22, 1792; d. March 30, 1819; m. Calvin 

aR Cvorian" b April 13, 1794; 4 May 26, 1819, aged 25, at 
4 CamTen N. Y , and was there bur. in Mexico Street Ceme- 
tery beside his father and mother. Not married. 
40 Olive, b. March 1. 1706: d. Oct. 17, 181 5, at Camden N. Y 
49 " and was bur. there in Mexico Street Cemetery beside her 
father and mother. Not married 
+50. Sabra, b. April 20, 1798 ; ™- Daniel Northrop. 



234 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

-j-51. Lyman, b. April 11, 1800; d. March 21, 1852; m. Hannah 
Gillett. 

+52. John Stiles, b. May 21, 1804; m. ? and left issue. 

-[-53. Chandler Bristol, b. June 18, 1806; d. Oct. 27, 1891 ; m. 
Eliza Ann Ward. 
Noah Preston lived in Harwinton and Litchfield, Ct., and also 
for a short time in Bristol, Ct. ; he removed to Whitesboro, N. Y., 
for a while, but on account of a severe outbreak of smallpox there 
he returned to Connecticut and later after 1806 he removed to Cam- 
den, N. Y., where he settled and died. He served as a soldier in the 
Revolutionary War in Connecticut ; he enlisted at Harwinton under 
Col. Beebe and Capt. Wilson and he was pensioned for his services 
and his widow also drew a pension on account of his services. A 
monument to the memory of Revolutionary soldiers has been erected 
at Camden, N. Y., by the D. A. R. and Noah Preston's name is there- 
upon inscribed. In Camden he was a farmer. Quite a sketch of 
him and his family may be seen in the Pioneer History of Camden, 
N. Y. 
Authorities : 

Pioneer History of Camden, N. Y '., pp. 31-2, 345. 388. — Massachusetts Stiles 
Family, by Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, pp. 24, 27. 
39. Marium Preston, b. May 27, 1765, at Harwinton, Ct. ; d. 
Nov. 9, 1841, at Trenton, Oneida Co., N. Y., and was bur. in the 
cemetery, Holland Patent, Oneida, Co., N. Y., where a tombstone 
marks her grave. She m. May 29, 1783, at Harwinton, Ct., Joseph 
Halstead, b. Cambridge, Washington Co., N. Y., Dec. 25, 1759. He 
was a soldier in the Revolution serving with Connecticut troops under 
Col. Chandler and Capt. Manson; he enlisted at Harwinton, Ct., May 
9, 1777, and served three years for which service he was allowed 
a pension April 13, 1818, at which time he was 58 years old and 
residing at Trenton, N. Y. He was a farmer by occupation and 
lived after the Revolutionary War at Trenton, N. Y., where he d. 
Feb. 18, 1845, and was bur. in Holland Patent Cemetery. His par- 
entage is as yet not determined. 
Children: 12 (Halstead), 6 sons and 6 daughters: — 
-f-54. James, m. Melinda Fitch. 
4-55. Lucina, m. Nathan Noah Elton. 
-j-56. Luana, b. May 13, 1788; d. March 22, 1873; m. Nathaniel 

Ward. 
+57- Jo nn Preston, b. Aug. 1, 1790; d. Aug. 31, 1848; m. Philo 

White. 
+58. Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1793; d. Feb. 7, 1870; m. Sarah (Sally) 

Ward. 
+59. Solomon, b. 1795, about; d. March 9, 1836; m. Catherine 

Potter. 
+60. Sarah (Sally), b. March 9, 1797; d. July 9 (or 6), 1893; 

m. Jeduthan White. 
-f-61. Miriam (or Mariam), b. July 14, 1799; d. Dec. 14, 1888; 

m. Artemas Watkins. 
+62. Thomas Jefferson, b. Oct. 26, 1801 ; d. Aug. 22, 1870; m. 
Mary Potter. 



j 2I l Preston Genealogy. 335 

6? Polly Maria, b. Dec. 1803; d. Oct. 6, 1806, aged 2 y. 10 m. 

at Trenton N Y., and was bur. in Holland Patent, N. Y. 
64. Nelson Gardner, b. June 4, 1806; d. Oct 4, 181 c j, aged 

4y.4m.at Trenton, N. Y., and was bur. at Holland Patent, 

+65. Polly," 2nd, b. 1809; d. Oct. 4, 1835; «■ William Rawson. 

^•Sefk Preston, of Danvers, Mass. ( 1 894-1 809 ).-E P. Halstead, 

Washington D. C, grandson of Marium (Preston) Halstead. 
40. John Stiles Preston, b. Dec. 5, 1769, at Harwinton Ct ; he 
lived in Harwinton, Ct., and was a farmer ; he represented the town 
n the Connecticut Legislature in 1822 and 1825, two session d 
Dec 12 1842, at Harwinton and was there bur. ; m. March 6 1797. 
af Harwinton Aurelia Dewey, b. Sept. 5, 1 774, at Harwinton; d. 
Feb 15 (or 16), 1837, at Harwinton and was there bur. She was 
the youngest daughter of Eli Dewey of Harwinton by his wife 

S^T(K£5'.?"™ and 4 dau ' ts -' and 3 others that d in 

*&?' Mary/b. ^To^), I79 B; d. Sep, „ (or I7 ), ,828; 

67 ZT^t T^oo ; d. Aug. 20, 1845. *, Lucy Marshy 

68 Marium, b. Dec. 28, 1801 ; d. Aug. 8, 1820, at Harwinton 

+ 6 9 SfDS^MSi* £*; d. March H (or 1S ), l8 8 7 ; 

+7 o Sa "r GrXer), b. April 6 (or I4 ), l8 o6; d. June I9 

Cor 2O 1860; m. Eunice Merwm. 
+7I . John Itilesb 9 ' May 3, 1808; d. Jan. .4, 1868: m. Hannah 

+7 , K Feb. 3, 18.31 d. Aug. H, .887; m. Henry Ban- 

+73 . P™melia, b. April 3, .815; d. May II, 1846; m,. Giles 
Loomis Gay lord. T Qr,a- m /\da- 

+74. James Jackson, b. May 5. 1817; d. Jan. 25, 1898, m. Ada 

Aureha e (Swev) Preston met with a sad accident about 1825. 

had to be amputated. 
Authorities: 

His son, James Jackson Preston. Harwin ton, 

41. Garner Preston, b. Feb • ■ '772 I V/o; Bet hena 

Ct.; d. Julv 3, .805. at "" W,nt ?"d C L^^gSJ a Farmington. 
«d b wlfb^in S^Road^meTery^ Garner Preston 
was a farmer; he d. early in life of consumption. 



son. 



116 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

+76. Nelson, b. Nov. 7, 1798; d. March 4, 1863; m. 



-j-77. Maria, b. Dec. 5, 1800; d. April 21, 1879; m. Lent Munson 

Upson. 
-I-78. Riley, b. April 5, 1803; d. Jan. 24, 1883; m. Emily North- 
rup. 
Bethena (Upson) Preston, widow of Garner Preston, m. (2) 

f at , Deacon Ambrose Curtiss, as his second wife (his first 

wife was Lucy Doolittle, b. 1772; d. May 29, 1815, aged 43, she 
was a half-sister of Elisaph Doolittle), b. Nov. 9, 1769 (or 1770 
according to his date of death and age at death), at ; he re- 
moved from Litchfield Co., Ct., to Camden, N. Y., and d. in Cam- 
den, March 6, 1842, aged 72 y. and was bur. there in the "Seventh" 

Cemetery. He was a son of Jesse Curtiss (b. , 1733, about; d. 

May 28, 1821, aged 88; bur. Mexico Street Cemetery, Camden, 
N. Y.) by his wife Sarah ? (b. ; d. Jan. 19, 1818, at Cam- 
den, N. Y., and was bur. there in Mexico Street Cemetery) of 
Camden, N. Y., going there from Litchfield Co., Ct. 
Children: None. 
Authorities : 

James Jackson Preston, No. 74, of this genealogy. — Massachusetts Stiles 
Family, by Mary Stiles (Paul) Guild, pp. 24-29. — Pioneer History of 
Camden, N. Y., pp. 52, 54. 

42. Lucina Preston, b. Feb. 12 (or 13), 1778, Harwinton, Ct. ; 
d. Dec. 3 (or 13), 1828, aged 50, at Readsborough, Bennington Co., 

Vt., and was there bur. ; m. , Harwinton, Ct., Jehiel (known 

as "Hiel") Ford, b. July 30, 1777, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Ct. ; 
he lived at Thomaston, Ct, and removed to Readsborough, Vt. He 
was a farmer and taught school in the winter ; he d. Southington, 
Hartford Co., Ct., Dec. 3, 1838, aged 61 and was bur. Cheshire, New 
Haven Co., Ct. He was a son of Amos and Abigail (Thomson) 
Ford of Fairhaven, New Haven Co.. Ct. 

Children : 5 ( Ford ) , 1 son and 4 daughters : — 
+79. Marvin, b. June 15, 1797; d. March 14, 1869; m. Belinda 
Bishop. 

-(-80. Eunice, b. ; d. ; m. James Williams. 

+81. Julia, b. April 7, 1800; d. Dec. 5, 1889; m. Henry (Harry) 

Wood. 
+82. Theodora (Dotha), b. Feb. 7, 1804; d. Feb. 7, 1880; m. 
Albin Daniel Mills. 

-(-83. Marilla Amanda, b. Dec. 16, 1816; d. ; m. Charles 

Lambert Russell. 
Authorities : 

James Jackson Preston, No. 74, of this genealogy. — Massachusetts Stiles 
Family, by Mrs. Guild, pp. 24-29. 

43. Ursula Preston, b. Feb. 12, 1780, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. May 
26, 1882, Northfield, Litchfield Co., Ct., aged 102 y., 3 m. and 14 d. 
and was there bur. She m. Jan. 1, 1799, Harwinton, Ct., Lemuel 
Humphreyville, b. Sept. 14, 1770, West Haven (then known as 
Orange), Ct. He was a farmer and lived at Northfield, Ct. ; d. 
Nov. 13, 1828. aged 58 y., and was there bur., gravestone. He was 
a son of Lemuel Humphreyville (b. June 25, 1737; d. April — , 



1921.] Preston Genealogy. 337 

1798; m. July 30, 1761) and his wife Mary (Molly) Beecher (b. 

Oct. 29, 1741, dau. of Samuel and Mary ( ) Beecher of New 

Haven, Ct.) of West Haven, Ct. 

Children: 7 ( Humphrey ville), 2 sons and 5 dau'ts., all b. Northfield, 
Ct.: 

+84. Louisa, b. Nov. 5, 1800; d. July 9, 1837; m. Smith Law. 

+85. Susan Caroline, b. Feb. 26, 1803; d. Dec. 14, 1837; m. 
George Cook. 

86. Lemuel Garner, b. March 15, 1805; d. Aug. 16, 1836, North- 
field, Ct. ; not m. 

87. Mary, b. Jan. 3, 1808; d. March 10, 1833, Northfield, Ct. ; 
m. Newton Perkins, by whom she had no children. New- 
ton Perkins died at Bethlehem, Penn. 

+88. Albro Madison, b. June 12, 1810 (or 1809) ; d. Feb. 28, 

1887; m. Harriet Andrews. 
+89. Harriet, b. May 19, 1812; d. Jan. 6, 1897; m. George Wash- 
ington Smith. 
+90. Deborah, b. Feb . 8, 181 5; d. Aug. 24, 1864; m. Stephen 
Beach Campbell. 
Authorities : 

James Jackson Preston. No. 74, of this genealogy. — Massachusetts Stiles 
Family, pp. 24-30. — Humphreyville and Allied Families, by Harriet 
Southworth (Lewis) Bares. 

SEVENTH GENERATION 

44. Warren Preston, b. Aug. 4, 1786, Litchfield (Harwinton), 
Ct. ; he lived at Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y., settling on his father's 
farm where he built his house, which for some time after he left 
Camden was the property of Wilbert Upson and later still was owned 
by G. Roberts. His name is found on the "Register of the names 
of those who signed the Articles of the First Church Society of 
Camden, N. Y.," which register was made out Jan. 3, 1807. He 
lived in Camden, N. Y., until after his second marriage when he re- 
moved to Pennsylvania. He m. (1) , Camden, N. Y. (prob- 
ably), Clarissa Pond. She was a dau. of Bartholomew Pond (b. 
Aug. 1, 1754; d. March 31, 1850, aged 95 y. 8 m.) and his wife 

Elizabeth Dunbar (b. , 1761 ; d. Nov. 8, 1839, aged 78 y.) of 

Camden, N. Y. He m. (2) Eunice (Penfield) Penfield (widow of 
William Penfield). 

Children: 4 (Preston), 3 sons and 1 daughter, all b. in Camden, 
N. Y.: 

+91. Julius Curtis, b. April 20, 1806; d. April 29, 1858; m. Jane 
Jones. 

+92. Gilbert Hamilton, b. Sept. 16, 1816; d. June 1, 1883; m. 
Clara S. Burell. 

-f-93. Junius, b. , 1819; d. May 12, 1847; m. Caroline Cady. 

-f-94. Emily, b. ; d. , aged 24 y., in Sugar Grove, Pa., 

two years after her marriage. She m. William D. Wellman. 

Authorities : 

History of Camden, N. Y.. pp. 31, 294-6, 302, 345-6, 387. — Massachusetts 
Stiles Family, p. 27. — Jerome Preston of Jamestown, N. Y., a grandson 



ij 8 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

of Warren Preston. — Homer Montcalm Preston of Warren, Pa., a 
descendant of Warren Preston. 

45. Rossiter Preston, b. Feb. 4, 1788, Litchfield (Harwinton), 
Ct. ; he lived until about 1866 or 1867 at Camden, N. Y., when he 
removed to Rockford, 111., where he d. Sept. 13, 1876, aged 89, and 
where he is bur. in the West Side Cemetery. He m. , at Cam- 
den, N. Y., Oril Curtis, b. Jan. 28, 1798, in Connecticut; d. March 
28, 1880, in Rockford, 111., aged 82 y. and was bur. there in West 

Side Cemetery. She was a dau. of Deacon Ambrose Curtis (b. , 

1770; d. March 6, 1842, aged J2) and his wife Lucy Doolittle (b. 

, 1772; d. March 29, 1815, aged 43) of Camden, N. Y. 

Children: 9 (Preston), 4 sons and 5 dau'ts. all b. Camden, N. Y. : — 
-j-95. Olive, b. Oct. 27, 1815; d. Oct. 9, 1843, Camden, N. Y. ; 
m. Nov. 10, 1833, Camden, N. Y., James Gamble of Cam- 
den, N. Y. 
96. Cyprian, b. Feb. 4, 1818; d. Dec. 10, 1819, Camden, N. Y., 
and was there bur. 
+97. Honor, b. Oct. 15, 1820; d. Oct. 15, 1899; m. Asaph Marsh 
Trumbull. 

98. Lucy Ann, b. Nov. 13, 1822; d. ; m. March 1, 1847, 

Camden, N. Y., Stephen T. Scovill, b. , Wolcott, Ct. ; 

d. Rockford, 111., Mar. — , 1876. 

Children: 4 (Scovill), 1 son and 3 dau'ts.: — 
(1) Mary; (2) Maria; (3) Hector; (4) Minnie. 

99. Mary, b. May 5, 1823; d. Feb. 13, 1876, Cleveland, N. Y. ; 

m. Oct. 7, 1846, Camden, N. Y., George Morse, b. ; 

d. , at Cleveland, Oswego Co., N. Y. 

Children: 4 (Morse): — 

(1) Olive; (2) Rodell ; (3) Theron; (4) ? 

-f-100. Hastings Cyprian, b. May 31, 1825; d. ; m. Oct. 18, 

1853, Camden, N. Y., Eliza Jane Upson (dau. of Lent 
Munson and Maria (Preston) Upson of Camden, N. Y.) 
They lived at Camden, N. Y., and removed to White Rock, 
Ogle Co., 111. 
101. Ann Eliza, b. Feb. 27, 1827: d. Oct. 1, 1876, Rockford. 111.; 
m. April 14, 1852. Camden, N. Y., Hiram N. Scovill, b. 
Dec. 20, 1827, Camden, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 12, 1892, Byron, 
Ogle Co.. 111. He was a son of Harry and Samantha (Car- 
ley) Scovill of Camden, N. Y. 
Child: 1 (Scovill) son: 
1. William. 
4-102. Calvin Johnson, b. Nov. 22, 1829: d. Sept. 2, 1865, Cam- 
den, N. Y. ; m. June 5, 1856, Camden, N. Y., Sarah Eliza 
Tuttle. 
103. Rossiter Johnson, b. Oct. 21, 1831 : d. Sept. 19, 1863, Chica- 
mauga, Tenn. He was a Union soldier in the Civil War 
and was killed at the battle of Chicamauga; not m. 
Authorities : 

History of Camden, N. Y., pp. .31-2, 34, 53-4. 227, 244, 285. 294-8, 324. — 
Honor (Preston) Trumbull his daughter. — Massachusetts Stiles 
Family p. 27. — Mrs. Pike one of the authors of the History of 



1 92 1. J Preston Genealogy. 330. 

Camden, N. Y. — Jerome Preston of Jamestown, N. Y. — Mrs. Honor 
(Preston) Trumbull, of Rockford, 111. — James H. Gamble of Cam- 
den, N. Y. — Mrs. Hannah Preston of Lander, Pa., widow of Nelson 
Preston. 

46. William Riley Preston, b. Feb. 4 (or Nov. 10), 1790, 
Litchfield (Harwinton), Ct. ; he lived at Camden, N. Y., and owned 
property there in different parts of the town ; he joined the Camden 
Church in 1810 by letter from the church at Harwinton, Ct. ; d. Aug. 
4 (or 19), 1834, aged 44, at Camden, N. Y., and was there bur. 
in the Mexico Street Cemetery. He m. May 22, 181 1 (or May 19, 
1812), Camden, N. Y., Sarah Ann Smith, b. June 18, 1793, Wol- 
cott, Ct. ; d. Feb. 11, 1873, Evansville. Ind., and was there bur. in 
Oak Hill Cemetery. She was a dau. of Ephraim Smith of Camden, 

N. Y. (coming there from Wolcott, Ct., in 1800; he b. ; d. 

Dec. 11, 1831, aged 79) and his wife Annie (b. ; d. Sept. 

14, 1827, aged 73). 

Children: 8 (Preston), 5 sons and 3 dau'ts. all b. Camden, N. Y. : 
+ 104. Helen, b. Nov. 10, 1813; d. Aug. 10, 1835, Camden, N. Y. ; 

m. Martin Henry Stevens 
+ 105. Catlin, b. Jan. 24, 1816; d. Dec. 7, 1876; m. Juliet Cook. 
-j-106. William Riley, b. April 24, 1817; d. April 13, 1891 ; m. 

(1) Lago ; m. (2) Rebecca Duncan. 

+ 107. Sarah Ann, b. March 21, 1821 ; d. Oct. 1, 1850, at Robin- 
son, 111. ; m. Dixon. 

+ 108. Andrew Jackson, b. July 23, 1824; d. July 18, 1913 ; m. 

Eliza Buckingham Raguet. 
+ 109. Cyprian, b. March 24, 1826; d. May 23, 1911; m. Mary 

Hamilton Stockwell. 
110. Frances, b. Jan 24, 1829; d. Oct. 1, 1832, at Camden, N. Y., 

and was bur. there in Mexico Street Cemetery ; gravestone. 
-f-lll. George Rutledge, b. Jan. 22, 1832; d. Aug. 14, 1897; m. 

Mary Alice Caroline Krumbhaar. 

Authorities : 

Family records of his children. — History of Camden, N. Y., pp. 31-2, 
67-9, 217-18, 370. 

47. Honor Preston, b. March 22, 1792, Camden, N. Y. ; d. March 
30, 1819, aged 27, Camden, N. Y., and was, there bur. in the Mexico 
Street Cemetery; gravestone; m. March 11, 181 1, Camden, N. Y., 

Calvin Johnson, as his first wife b. at ; d. June 29, 1844. 

He was a farmer and a soldier in the War 1 of 1812. He lived in 
Camden, N. Y., until 1828 when he removed to Ripley, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y. He was a son of Isaac Johnson (who lived in Connecti- 
cut 12 miles from New Haven, and went to Camden, N. Y., in 1802) 
by his wife Mary (or Polly) Spencer. Calvin Johnson was also 
a brother of David Johnson of Camden. N. Y. Calvin Johnson m. 

(2) Polly ?; b* Sept. 10, 1798; d. Sept. 10, 1871, at Ripley, 

N. Y., and was there bur. in the Quincy Rural Cemetery; grave- 
stone. 

Children: 4 (Johnson), 3 sons and 1 daughter, all b. Camden, N. Y., 
and all by first wife: — 



%AO Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

-f 112. Rossiter Preston, b. Dec. 16, 1811; d. May 1, 1886; m. (1) 
Mary Ann Loomis; m. (2) Sarah (Sallie) J. Graham. 

113. Spencer, b. , 1814; d. June 26, 1896, aged 82 y. at 

Garden Grove, Cal. ; he lived many years at Batavia, 111., 
30 miles west of Chicago. In later life he removed with his 
wife and oldest daughter and two younger sons to Garden 
Grove, Cal. He m. and had the following children : — 

1. Mary, who m. and removed with her husband to Garden 
Grove, Cal., and in 1892 had a child aged 15 y. Her 
married surname not known. 

2. Son, living in 1892 in Winona, Minn. 

3. Daughter, named Mrs. M. M. Kinne, living in 1897, at 
Batavia, 111. 

4. Son, married and living in 1892 at Garden Grove, Cal. 

5. Son, living (not married in 1892) at Garden Grove, Cal. 

6. Charles B. (youngest child), a physician living in 1898, 
at No. 136 Kedzie Ave., Chicago, 111. 

114. Lorenzo, b. ; d. , about 1844, somewhere in Ohio 

(or the South). He is said not to have married. When he 
died his father Calvin Johnson went from Ripley, N. Y., 
to his home in Ohio (or the South) to settle his affairs and 
died on his way back to Ripley and was buried where he 
died. 

-4-1 15. Cornelia, b. ; d. Nov. 16, 1843; m - Nathaniel William 

Gott. 

Copy of a letter written by Calvin Johnson from Ripley, Chau- 
tauqua Co., N. Y. (P. O. address Quincy, Chautauqua Co., N. Y.), 
January 20th, 1830, to David Johnson (his brother) at Camden, 
Oneida Co., N. Y. The original of this letter was loaned to me by 
Mrs. James H. Gamble of Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y., she being a 
daughter of David Johnson and the letter being an old one found 
amongst her father's effects. 

"Dear Brother : I promised to write you when I got settled down. 
I and my family are well what are at home. Rossiter is teaching 
school down in Pennsylvania ; we have heard nothing from him or 
our friends down there since he went away in November. Brother 
Spencer was up here a little before that, they were all well then. We 
have heard nothing from Ohio since we left Camden. I have bought 
a farm in Ripley, Chautauqua Co. (N. Y.) about ten miles west of 
Portland Harbour. We had a very good journey out ; the boys 
arrived in Buffalo just before we started after we got all our things 
on board the Steamboat. Polly and Cornelia were some sea-sick 
crossing the Lake, but have been well ever since. We have had a 
very open winter here, so far, we have not been to meeting but once 
with a sleigh yet; and then it was bare ground half the way. The 
snow has fallen three or four inches deep last evening and today ; 
and if it holds on I think we shall go down to Spencer's next week. 
We want to see you and your family very much ; you must write me 
as soon as you receive this ; we miss our circle of Camden friends, 
though we enjoy ourselves very well : the inhabitants are respectable 



1 92 1.] Preston Genealogy. 34 1 

people mostly from the East. I have bought two hundred and seventy 
five acres of land, with ninety or a hundred cleared, a small aple 
orchard and a plenty of peaches, a framed Barn ; but the worst of 
all is a Log house, though a good of the kind. I can tell you 
better how I like the country after one summer. Wheat is 75 cts. 
per bushel. Corn 2>7 l A cts - ' n trade. Money scarce. I have run 
in debt some ; my land cost me six dollars per acre ; have: payed out 
my money pretty close, and shall want that from Zopher Tuttle 
very much to buy cows in the Spring. I want you to go to Esquire 
Sanford and tell him to get it if possible this winter; and I want 
you to send it out. Willard Doolittle talked of coming out in the 
Spring; tell him Miles was sorry he did not tell him whether he 
was coming or not. I think you will have a chance to send by him 
or Miss Rathburn, or Miss A. Joslin. Tell Miss Joslin that I think 
to go to her brothers, she had best come to Portland ; and from there 
to my house in Ripley, as this town joins ; Mina and I will help 
her along. If Esquire Sanford should not get that money, I wish 
you would send me twenty or thirty dollars and take your pay 
when it is collected. If you have no chance to send it to me. You 
can get it in to one bill and cut it in two and send it one half at a 
time by mail. I want you should see the folks as soon as may be 
and let me know who is coming and what the prospects are. Please 
to write all the news you can think of. Tell us. what your daugh- 
ters name is ; give my respects to all inquiring friends. 
Ripley, January 20th 1830 — your friend and brother 

(sgd) Calvin Johnson. 
To 

David Johnson. 
N. B. — Direct your letters to Quincy as there are two Post Offices 
in Ripley, the village of Quincy is near me. 

Quincy, Chautauqua Co., New York. 
Please write soon. 

Post mark 
Quincy, January 21. 
Address : 

David Johnson, 

Camden, Co of Oneida, 

New York." 

Authorities : 

Massachusetts Stiles Family, p. 27. — History of Camden, N. Y., pp. 31. 
345-6. — Letter from Spencer Johnson (No. 109) dated Garden Grove, 
Cal., June 12, T892. — Letter from daughter of Spencer Johnson. 
Mrs. M, M. Kinne. Batavia, June 2, 1897. — Letter from son of 
Spencer Johnson. Charles B. Johnson, No. 136 Kedzie Ave., Chicago, 
111., Dec. 20, 1898. — Letter from Mrs. E. A. Joslin of Camden, N. Y. 

50. Sabra Preston, b. Litchfield (Harwinton), Ct., April 20, 

1798; d. . Camden, N. Y., and was bur. in Mexico Street 

Cemetery, no gravestone ; m. David Northrop, b. , at ; 

d. , at . He was a shoemaker and lived in Camden, N. Y. 

He was a son of Gideon Northrup (b. , 1752, Plymouth, Ct. ; 

d. , 1842, in Pennsylvania) and his first wife Hannah Hitch- 



342 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

cock (b. , 1775, Plymouth, Ct. ; d. Sept. 10, 1824, at Camden, 

N. Y., and was bur. there in Mexico Street Cemetery) of Camden, 
N. Y. 

Children: ? (Northrop). I have a note to the effect that they 
had a son Samuel and a daughter Emily Northrop who m. a man 
named White and had a son George H. White who served in the 
Civil War. Emily (Northrop) White was alive May 20, 1899, an< ^ 
living at No. 32 Faxton Street, Utica, N. Y. 
Authority : — 

History of Camden, N. Y., pp. 31, 43, 46, 296. 

51. Lyman Preston, b. April 11, 1800, Litchfield (Harwinton), 
Ct. ; he lived at Camden, N. Y., and at Stillman Valley, Ogle Co., 
111., and at Marion, Ogle Co., 111., where he d, March 21, 1852 and 

was bur. there. He m. Feb. , 1825, at Williamstown, Oneida 

Co., N. Y., Hannah Gillett, b. Feb. 5, 1807, at Herkimer, N. Y. ; 
d. April 20, 1897, at Marion, 111., and was there bur. She was a 
dau. of Rev. Truman Gillet of Williamstown, N. Y., by his wife 
Phoebe Sliter. 
Children: 5 (Preston), 2 sons and 3 dau'ts., all b. Camden, N. Y. : 

116. Gardner, b. June it, 1828; he lived at Stillman Valley, 

111., and was an energetic farmer there; m. , 1852, 

Camden, N. Y., Adaline P. Curtis, b. , 1829, Camden, 

N. Y. She was a dau. of Ambrose Curtis (b. March 26, 
1803; d. Nov. 7, 1880; m. Dec. 29, 1825) and his wife 
Polly L. Sandford (b. Hartford, Ct., Jan. 18, 1804; d. 
Dec. 16, 1863) of Camden, N. Y. 

Children: 6 (Preston), 4 sons and 2 dau'ts.: 

(1) Curtis A.; (2) Carrie A.; (3) Frank H. ; (4) Jay W. ; 
(5) Lyman; (6) Maude. 

117. Lyman, b. Aug. 18, 1830; he lived at Stillman Valley, 111., 
and subsequently in Providence, R. I. ; he was a hardware 
merchant. He m. (1) Dec. 25, 1853, Byron, 111., Frances 
E. ? who was the mother of all of his children; he m. 

(2) June 28, 1894, Hartford, Ct., ?; he m. (3) Jan. 

12, 1897, Austin. 

Children: 5 (Preston), 4 sons and 1 daughter: 

1. Sumner N., b. Oct. 1, 1854, Byron, 111.; he lived at 
Sioux City, Iowa. He m. and had 4 children: (1) 
Claude; (2) Esther; (3) Gretchen ; (4) Wilford. 

2. W. H., b. Aug. 2, i860, Polo, 111. ; he lived at Sioux 
City, Iowa. He was Treasurer of the Knapp, Spencer 
Co., Wholesale Hardware business. He was the origi- 
nator of the National Association of Credit Men and 
was the first President of that body and continuously 
on the board of directors. He was the author of 
"Credits, Collections and their Management." He m. 
July 9, 1883, Chicago, 111., Jennie I. Greenwood. 
Children: 3 (Preston) daughters: 

1. Mary Eva, b. June 26, 1884. 

2. Frances Annie, b. July 18, 1886. 



1 92 1.] Preston Genealogy. 343 

3. Ruth, b. July 25, 1891. 

3. Helen R, b. Oct. 14, 1856, Polo, 111. She resided at 
Rockford, 111. 

4. Arthur L., b. April 2, 1864, Polo, 111.; he lived, at 
Nevada, 111., and was m. and had 3 (Preston) children: 
(1) Eugene; (2) Walter; (3) Lyman. 

5. Albert L., b. Aug. 10, 1866, Polo, 111. ; he lived at Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

118. Fanny, b. Oct. 2$, 1825; she m. , Camden, N. Y., Rev. 

Francis Lawson, a congregational minister, b. 1824, 

in England; he resided in Vernon N. Y., and later in Illi- 
nois and Wisconsin. He was a son of William Lawson of 
Vernon, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Children: 6 (Lawson), 2 sons and 4 daughters: — 

1. Sarah, who m. A. D. Adams, a congregational minister 
and lived in Wisconsin. 

2. Hannah, who m. O. S. Smith and lived in Wisconsin. 

3. Lizzie, who was not married up to 1898 and lived in 
California. 

4. William, who lived in McCook, Nebr. 

5. James, who lived in Milwaukee, Wis. 

6. Mattie, who lived in California. 

119. Helen Marr, b. Oct. 24, 1836; she m. Jan. 17, 1855, Marion, 
Ogle Co., 111., Leonard Mason Lewis, a prosperous farmer 
of Marion, 111., b. Aug. 17, 1830, Belchertown. Mass.; d. 
Jan. 5, 1887, Marion, 111., and was there bur. He was a 
son of David and Asenath (Smith) Lewis of Marion, 111. 
Child: 1 (Lewis) son, b. Marion, 111.: — 

1. Frank F., b. Nov. n, 1861, Marion, 111. He graduated 
Beloit College, Wisconsin in 1884 and in 1888 from 
Yale Divinity School. He was a Congregational clergy- 
man in Vermont. 
120. Juliette, b. Jan. 25, 1839; d. April 9, 1875, at Independence, 
Kans., and was there bur. ; m. , i860. Polo, 111., Alexan- 
der M. York, b. July 7, 1838, Byron, 111. ; he was a lawyer 
and lived in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. He was a son 
of Miner M. and Marjorie (Irving) York of Marion, Ogle 
Co., 111. 
Children: 3 (York), 2 sons and 1 daughter: — 

1. Winifred Juliette. 

2. Ernest Preston. 

3. Frederick Alexander, who was a physician. 

Authorities : 

Massachusetts Stiles Family, p. 27. — History of Camden, N. Y., pp. 31-2. — 
W. H. Preston of Sioux City, Iowa 

53. Chandler Bristol Preston, b. June 18, 1806, Bristol, Ct. ; 
he lived at Camden, N. Y., until 1853 then removed to Annsville, 
N. Y., till i860 when he removed to East Palermo (P. O. address 
Volney), Oswego Co., N. Y. He was a farmer; he d. at Palermo, N. 
Y., Oct. 27, 1 89 1, and was bur. in the Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel, 



344 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

N. Y. He m. Jan. 9, 1833, Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y., Eliza Ann 

Ward, b. Floyd, N. Y., May 17, 1810; d. April 9, 1883, Palermo, N. 

Y., and was bur. in the Roosevelt Cemetery, Schroeppel, N. Y. She 

was a dau. of Nathaniel and Lucina (Halstead) Ward of Floyd, 

N. Y. 

Children: 2 (Preston), 1 son and 1 daughter and perhaps another 

daughter that died in infancy, all b. in Camden, N. Y. 

+ 121. Janett (or Jarrett), b. July 4, 1836; d. ?; m. Henry 

Satterlee. 
-+-122. Gilbert Chandler, b. Oct. 4, 1831 ; d. ?; m. Harriet 

Lucretia Satterlee. 
Authority : — 

His son, Gilbert Chandler Preston. 

54. James Halstead, b. , at ; he lived at Vienna, Oneida 

Co., N. Y. ; removing therefrom to Adamsville, Cass Co., Mich., in 

1838. He was a farmer and d. , at Adamsville, Mich. He m. 

, at , Melinda Fitch (whose parentage has not as yet been 

determined), b. , 1794; d. May 27, 1850 (or 1851), at Adams- 
ville, Mich., and was bur. there. She was a dau. of Fitch and 

his wife Dewey, of Massachusetts. 

Children: 9 (Halstead), 4 sons and 5 daughters: — 

+ 123. Gardner, b. Oct. 31, 1811; d. Jan. 13, 1847; m. (1) ? 

m. (2) Isabella Hard. 
+ 124. James, b. June 3, 1812; d. Aug. 5, 1898; m. Mary Cecelia 

Woodhouse. 

-f-125. Sarah Emily, b. ; d. ; m. Asel Hinman. 

-j-126. Melinda, b. Aug. 16, 1818; d. May 31, 1890; m. (1) Edgar 

Smack; m. (2) Ransom Noble Thompson. 
+ 127. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 29, 1819 ( ?) ; d. April 14, 1893; m - 

(1) Philip Nathan Hartwell ; m. (2) Jacob Cooper. 
+ 128. Maria, b. June 30, 1821 ; d. Aug. 31, 1849 ; m. Guy Johnson. 
-j-129. Horace, b. April 19, 1823; d. Jan. 11, 1889; m. Elizabeth 

Maxon. 

130. Luther, b. ; d. Sept. 23, 1850, probably not married. 

+ 131. Angeline, b. ; d. ; m. Gerome Johnson. 

Melinda (Fitch) Halstead, widow of James Halstead; m. (2) 
Moses Sage, a merchant and miller in Adamsville, Mich., who d. in 
Adamsville in i860. By her second husband she had no children. 
Authority : — 

Family records. 

55. Lucina Halstead, b. , at ; d. , Holland Patent, 

Oneida Co., N. Y., and was there bur. ; m. ( 1) , at , Nathan 

Noah Elton, b. July 12, 1782, Middlebury, New Haven Co., Ct. ; 
he lived at Annsville, Oneida Co., N. Y., and was a farmer, justice 
of the peace and a Captain in the War of 1812: he d. Dec. 7, 1814, 
aged 31 y. and was bur. in McConnellsville, Oneida Co., N. Y. He 

was a son of Ebenezer Elton (b. , 1712, at Middletown, Ct. ; d. 

May 23, 1796, Harwinton, Ct.) and his wife Hannah Bacon who 
resided at Harwinton, Ct. Lucina (Halstead) Elton m. (2) James 
Kingsley. 



1 921.1 Preston Genealogy. 345 

Children 4 (Elton) sons by 1st marriage: — 

132. John W., b. , 1807. 

133. George Washington, b. ; d. ; m. Martha Spencer. 

,4-134. Joseph Warren, b. April 29, 1809; d. Sept. 10, 1883; m. 

Mary Gaskell. 

135. Nathan Noah, b. , 1814; d. , in Pendleton, Niagara 

Co., N. Y. ; m. Maria Lockwood of Lockport, N. Y., who d. 

— ~ l8 99- 

Children 5 (Kingsley) by 2nd marriage, 2 sons and 3 

daughters : — 

-J- 136. Angeline, b. Dec. 6, 1817; d. April 19, 1893; m. Thomas 

Townsend. 

137. Emeline, b. , 1819; d. , 1835; not m. 

138. Martha, b. , 1821 ; d. , 1837, at Royalton, N. Y. ; 

m. Francis Gaskell, a farmer of Royalton, N. Y. (son of 
Joseph Gaskell), P. O. address in 1900, Lockport, N. Y. 

139. James. 

140. Warren, b. , 1826; d. , 1850, at Racine, Wis.; 

not m. 

Authority : — 

Family records. 

56. Luana Halstead, b. May 13, 1788, Trenton, Oneida Co., 
N. Y. ; d. March 22, 1873, Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y., aged 85 y. and 
was bur. in cemetery, Holland Patent, Oneida Co., N. Y. She m. 
Jan. 13, 1808, Trenton, N. Y., Nathaniel Ward (brother of Sarah 
Ward who m. Joseph Halsted, No. 58, her brother), b. May 29, 1786, 
in Connecticut. He was a dairy farmer in Floyd, N. Y., where he 
owned a farm of 150 acres; d. Sept. 10, 1872, aged 86-3-13, Floyd, 
N. Y., and was bur. in cemetery at Holland Patent, N. Y. He was 
a son of Elisha and Abigail (Churchill) Ward of East Floyd, N. Y. 
Children : 11 (Ward), 3 sons and 6 daughters and two sex not stated, 
who d. in infancy: — 
-f-141. Roxana ("Roxy"), b. Oct. 8, 1808; d. Jan. 20, 1883; m. 

Harvey Spencer. 
+ 142. Eliza Ann, b. May 17, 1810; d. April 9, 1883; m. Chandler 

Bristol Preston (see No. 53). 
143. John Amos, b. Sept. 23, 1812; d. Sept. 23, 1812, at Floyd, 

N. Y., and bur. in Holland Patent. 
+ 144. Lucina, b. April 28, 1814; d. June 5, 1892; m. George 

Douglass. 
+ 145. Elton, b. March 5, 1816; d. Aug. 24, 1895; m. Sarah Maria 

Bacon. 
-f-146. Lydia, b. April 27, 1819; d. Sept. 8, 1898; m. (1) Evan P. 

Jones; m. (2) John Clark. 

147. Child (sex not stated), b. May 6, 1822; d. , in infancy; 

bur. Holland Patent. 

148. Child (sex not stated), b. May 6, 1822 (twin) ; d. , in 

infancy; bur. Holland Patent. 

+ 149. Cornelia, b. Sept. 8, 1823 ; d. July 4, 1862 ; m. Jasper Fisher. 
-j-150. Mary Jane, b. April 14, 1826; d. ?; m. Noah Coffin. 



346 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

-j-151. Nathaniel, b. March 1, 1829; d. ?; m. (1) Rosetta Phi- 

lena Higby; m. (2) Harriet Eliza Higby. 
Authorities : 

Family Records. — Stiles Family of Massachusetts, p. 27. — History of 
Camden, N. Y., pp. 31-2. 

57. John Preston Halstead, b. Aug. 1, 1790, Trenton, Oneida 
Co., N. Y. ; d. Aug. 31, 1848, Janesville, Rock Co., Wis., and was 
there bur.; m. Jan. 1, 1811, Trenton, N. Y., Phila White (sister of 
Jeduthan White, who m. his sister Sarah Halstead, No. 60), b. Dec. 
28, 1792, Trenton, N. Y. ; d. July 18, i860, Vienna, Oneida Co., 
N. Y., and was bur. at McConnellsville, Oneida Co., N. Y. She was 
a dau. of Benjamin and Mercy (Morse) White of Trenton, N. Y. 
John Preston Halstead lived at Vienna, Oneida Co., N. Y., after his 
marriage. 

Children: 13 (Halstead), 8 sons and 5 daughters: — 

+ 152. Nelson, b. Sept. 14, 181 1 ; d. Sept. 27, i860; m. (1) Amanda 

Little; m. (2) Clarissa Quinn; m. (3) Adelia Quinn. 
+ 153. Nathaniel, b. July 8, 1813; d. Feb. 15, 1869; m. Julia Erne- 
line Graves. 
+ 154. John Benjamin, b. Jan. 18, 1815; d. March 19, 1871 ; m. 

Emma Ann Bloss. 
+ 155. Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1817; d. Aug. 26, 1889; m. Betsey 

Cook. 
+ 156. Clark, b. Sept. 9, 1819; d. July 15, 1874; m. Melinda Chloe 

Graves. 
157. Laura, b. Aug. 13, 1820; d. Feb. 6, 1821, Vienna, N. Y., 

and was bur. McConnellsville. 
-f-158. George Washington, b. Nov. 9, 1821 ; d. April 3, 1888; m. 

Aurilla Bacon. 
+ 159. Sarah, b. Sept. 24, 1823; d. Jan. 2, 1892; m. Jonathan Wil- 

lard Graves. 
-f-160. Louisa, b. Nov. 29, 1825; d. May 10, 1898; m. Asa Dexter 

Johnson. 
161. Morris, b. Jan. 27, 1828; d. Sept. 25, i860, Vienna, N. Y. ; 

not m. ; bur. McConnellsville. 
+ 162. Emily, b. Oct. 8, 1830; d. Nov. 28, 1899; m. Hugh Quinn. 

163. Maria, b. Aug 6, 1832 ; d. Nov. 7, 1855 ; not m. bur. Mc- 
Connellsville, N. Y. 

164. boy (not named), still-born. 
Authority : — 

Family records. 

58. Joseph Halstead, b. Feb. 28, 1793. at Cambridge. Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y. ; he was a farmer and lived at Trenton, and 
Vienna, N. Y. ; he d. Feb. 7, 1870, Vienna, N. Y., and was bur. 

McConnellsville. N. Y. ; m. ,1814 (about). Floyd, N. Y., 

Sarah (Sally) Ward (a sister of Nathaniel Ward who m. Luana 
Halstead, her sister, No. 56), b. Feb. 15, 1795, East Floyd. N. Y. ; 
d. Vienna, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1845, ancl was Dur - McConnellsville, N. Y. 
She was a dau. of Elisha and Abigail (Churchill) Ward, of East 
Floyd, N. Y. 



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Preston Genealegy. 347 



Children: 9 (Halstead), 5 sons and 4 daughters:— 1st 6 b. Trenton, 
last 3 b. Floyd, N. Y. 

.+ 165. Warren, b. Oct. 6, 1815; d. March 16, 1891 ; m. Eliza 
Mary Bacon. 
166. Luther, b. March 22, 1818; d. May 18, 1893, Rome, N. Y. 
He was a farmer and lived at Blossvale, N. Y. ; not m. 
+ 167. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1819; d. Feb. 4, 1863; m. Allen Dean 

+ 168. Martha, b. Dec. 15, 1821 ; d. ; m. Charles Wesley 

Bramen. 

+ 169. John, b. Jan. 24, 1824; d. ; m. Clara Amelia Parke. 

I170. Harvey, b. June 10, 1826; d. May 17, 1885 ; m. Lucy Yager. 

171. Abby, b. Apr. 11, 1830; d. Jan. 22, 1832; bur. McConnells- 

ville, N. Y. . „ ■ • -m • ■ 1 

172. Jane, b. Jan. 23, 1833; d. ; living 1894 in Blossvale, 

N. Y.; not m. 

173. Edmund Rogers, b. May 25, 1837; d - $*&- }7* }^ 2 '' he 
was a Sergeant Co. "B" 57th N. Y. Volunteers in Civil War. 
Killed at Battle of Antietam. 

Authority : — 

Family records. 

59. Solomon Halstead, b. , 1795, about Trenton N. Y ; 

d March 9, 1836, in his 41st y. at Trenton, N. Y. ; bur. Holland Pat- 
ent NY he was a farmer arid lived at Trenton, N. Y.; m. March 
4, '1819, Floyd, N. Y., Catherine Potter, b. Dec. 27, 1800, Floyd 
N Y d May 28, 1875, Medina, Outagamie Co., Wis. (burned to 
death in ihe burning of Sylvester Wolcott's (her son-in-law) house 
there) and was there buried. She was a dau. of John and Hannah 
(Hall) Potter of Floyd, N. Y. 

Children- 3 (Halstead), 2 sons and 1 daughter, all b. Trenton, NY. 
+ 174. Mariam Emeline, b. Dec. 6, 1819; d. June 19, 1897; m. Syl- 
vester Wolcott, Jr. 
175. Horace, b. March 10, 182 1 ; d. Nov. 10, 1824, Trenton, 
N Y., and was bur. Holland Patent. 
+ 176. Cornelius, b. June 15, 1824; d. May 18, 1897; m. Eliza 
Ann Bronson. 

Wolcott Rasmussen, grand-daughter of Solomon Halstead. 
60. Sarah Halstead. b. March 9, 1797, Tr * nt0 %° nc "^ 5»-. 
N Y • d My 9, 1893. Eldorado, Fond-du-lac Co.. Wis., and was 
bur Rosendale Cemetery, Springvale, Wis.; she m (1) — , 1814 
(about). Trenton, N. Y., Teduthan White, b. Jan. 6. 1791, Trenton 
N Y.; he kept a grocery store and was a carpenter and joiner by 
trade- he lived at Stittsville. town of Trenton, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
where he d. Dec. 17. 1832, aged 42 y. and was bur. in ?™*"jS™* 
stone. He was a son of Benjamin and Mary (Morse) White ot 

Chudren: 6'(White), 4 sons and 2 daughters, all b. Trenton N. Y.: 
+ 177. Sarah Amelia, b. June 9, 1815 ; d. ; m. Contstant Soles. 



348 Preston Genealogy. [Oct. 

+ 178. Mariam Chloe, b. June 14, 1817; d. Oct. 4, 1850; m. Zebu- 
Ion Warren Parks. 
-j-179. Martin, b. Dec. 28, 1819; d. July 28, 1874; m. Clara Ward. 
-j-180. Lydia Ann, b. Dec. 3, 182 1 ; d. Dec. 20, 1896; m. Alwin 

Hamilton. 
-j-181. Fortune Charles, b. Feb. 26, 1828; d. Aug. 28, 1895; m - 
Julia Ann Crumby. 

182. Lucius, b. Sept. 1, 1832; d. July , 1833. 

Sarah (Halstead) White m. (2) , 1837, about, at Stitts- 

ville, N. Y., Elias Austin, as his second wife (his first wife d. March 
26, 1835, as per her gravestone in Holland Patent Cemetery), b. 

, 1784, about, in Connecticut, it is thought; he lived in Stittsville, 

N. Y., and was a farmer and d. there Oct. 11, 1841, aged 57 y. and 
was bur. in Holland Patent Cemetery. He was a son of Elias Austin 
of Trenton, N. Y., who d. Dec. 27, 1812, aged 63 y. 
Child: 1 (Austin) son, b. at Stittsville, N. Y.: 

-j-183. Elias Stratton, b. Feb. 17, 1839; d. ; m. Kate Jones. 

Authorities : 

E. P. Halstead of Washington, D. C. — Jerome B. Watkins, Trenton, 
N. Y. — Elias Stratton Austin, 305 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, 
Ohio — Mrs. Julia Ann White, widow of Fortune Charles White. 

61. Miriam (or Marium) Halstead, b. July 14, 1799, Trenton, 
N. Y.; d. Dec. 14, 1888, Trenton, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 5, 1820, Trenton, 
N. Y., Artemus Watkins b. Feb. 8, 1797, Berkshire, Berkshire Co., 
Mass ; he was a farmer and lived at Trenton, N. Y., and d. there 
Dec. 2, i860, and was bur. Barneveld Cemetery, Trenton, N. Y. He 
was a son of Phineas and Mary (Sacket) Watkins of Berkshire, 
Mass. 

Children: 5 (Watkins), 3 sons and 2 daughters, all b. Trenton, 

N. Y. :— 

-(-184. John Artemas, b. Dec. 11, 1820; d. April 7, 1897; m. Susan 

Lincoln. 
-f-185. Daniel Jefferson, b. Aug. 26, 1822; d. ; m. Serena 

Spencer. 
186. Frances, b. Jan. 28. 1825; d. Oct. 17, 1884, Trenton, N. Y., 

and was bur. Barneveld Cemetery, Trenton, N. Y. ; not m. 
+ 187. Harriet, b. June 3, 1827; d. ; m. Stephen Albertus 

Chapman. 
+ 188. Jerome Bonaparte, b. Feb. 20, 1834: d. ; m. Mary 

Williams. 

Authorities : 

E. P. Halstead, 3024 Q St., Washington, D. C, grandson of Marium 
(Preston) Halstead. — Jerome Bonaparte Watkins, No. 185. 

62. Thomas Jefferson Halstead, b. Oct. 26, 1801, Trenton, 
N. Y. ; d. Aug. 22, 1870, Worcester, Mass., and was bur. Holland 
Patent Cemetery, N. Y. He was a farmer and lived at Trenton, 
N. Y. He m. Aug. 31, 1825, Floyd, N. Y., Mary Potter, b. May 3, 
1802, Root, Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; d. Worcester, Mass., Mar. 12, 
1872, and was bur. Holland Patent, N. Y. She was a dau. of Samuel 
and Hannah (Bartlette) Potter of Floyd, N. Y. 



I9 21 «J Preston Genealogy. 340 

Children: 8 (Halstead), 3 sons and 5 daughters, all b. Trenton, 
N. Y. : — 

189. Juliaette, b. April 18, 1827; d. Oct. 12, 1865, Trenton, 
N. Y., and was bur. Holland Patent, N. Y. ; m. Feb. — , 
1865, James Walker of Amherst, Ohio. No issue. 

190. Mariette, b. Dec. 3, 1829; d. Dec. 22, 1832, Trenton, N. Y. ; 
bur. Floyd, N. Y. 

191. James La Fayette, b. Jan. 13, 183 1 ; d. Jan. 10, 1897; m. 
Mary Eliza Brown. 

192. Eminel Potter, b. Aug. 13, 1833; d. ; living in 1899, at 

No. 3024 Q St., Washington, D. C. He was a lawyer and 
a Major in the Civil War; m. March 1, 1865, Worcester, 
Mass., Annie Wilson Bull, b. Oct. 10, 1839, Worcester, 

Mass.; d. , living Dec. — , 1899. She was a dau. of 

Richard and Sarah (Howe) Bull of Worcester, Mass. No 
issue. 

+ 193. George Washington, b. March 16, 1837; d. ; m. Frances 

Augusta Potter. 

194. Mary Catherine, b. June 17, 1840; d. March 27, 1847, Tren- 
ton, N. Y.; bur. Holland Patent. 

195. Helen Josephine, b. Feb. 5, 1844; d. June 4, 1856, Trenton, 
N. Y. ; bur. Holland Patent. 

196. Emilie Millicent, b. Dec. 8, 1846. 
Authorities : — 

Genealogies of the Potter Family, Part II, pp 8-9. — E. P. Halstead, No. 
3024 Q St., Washington, D. C. 

65. Polly Halstead, b. , 1809, Trenton, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 4, 

1835, Trenton, N. Y., and was bur. Holland Patent, N. Y. ; m. , 

Trenton, N. Y., William Rawson. 

Child: 1 (Rawson) daughter: — 

197. Miriam. 
Authorities : — 

E P. Halstead, No. 3024 Q St., Washington, D C. — Jerome B. Watkins, 
Trenton, N. Y. 

66. Mary Preston, b. Jan. 7 (or 17), 1798, Harwinton, Ct. ; d. 
Sept. 11 (or 17), 1828, Plymouth, Ct., and was there bur.; m. Jan. 
6, 1823, Harwinton, Ct., Nehemiah Griffin as his 1st wife, b. March 
2, 1793, Middletown, Ct. ; he lived at Plymouth, Ct., and was a 
farmer and cabinet maker, and d. at Plymouth, Sept. 16, 1873 ; bur. 
at Ferryville, Ct. He was a son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Doane) 
Griffin. 

Children: 3 (Griffin), 1 son and 2 daughters, all b. Plymouth, Ct. : — 

198. Mary, b. Jan. 8, 1824; d. Sept. 13, 1870, Bristol, Ct, and 
was there bur. ; m. Jan. 6, 1848, Plymouth, Ct., Sumner 
Losey. 

Children: 2 (Losey) sons: — 

1. George Sumner, b. Oct. 7, 1849, Winsted, Ct., living in 
1899; not m. 

2. Charles Egbert, b. June 30, i860, Bridgeport, Ct. ; m. 

Dec. 15, 1887, Bristol, Ct., Ida Sarah Ladd, b. March 
2, 1 861, Burlington, Ct. 

( To be continued!) 



3 SO Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 



TOMPKINS COUNTY GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS. 

Contributed by Mrs. Dora Pope Worden, 

Corresponding Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 



(Continued from Vol. LI I, p. 285, of the Record.) 

Town of Newfield — (Continued). 

Hannah E., wife of James K. Todd, d. Apr. 25, 1840, aged 20 yr. 

2 mo. 2 da. 

Margaret, wife of M. R. Brundage, d. Feb. 3, 1842, aged 39 yr. 2 

mo. 22 da. 
Infant dau. of M. R. and Margaret Brundage, d. Aug. 19, 1842, aged 

6 mo. 21 da. 
Alonzo Bateman, d. Sept. 27, 1843, a £ e d T 7 yr. 11 da. 
Jane D. Lycan, d. Mar. 30, 1842, aged 21 yr. 1 mo. 21 da. 
Alvah B., son of Robert and Elsie M. Bell, d. Sept. 12, 1842, aged 

1 yr. 7 mo. 
Darwin, son of H. M. and Caroline Ferguson, d. Sept. 7, 1844, aged 

1 yr. 4 mo. 
David, son of John and Deborah Sarlls, d. July 21, 1843, aged 28 

yr. 4 mo. 3 da. 
John Sarlls, d. Apr. 21, 1846, aged 57 yr. 17 da. 
Joseph, son of John and Deborah Sarlls, d. May 19, 1849, aged 19 

yr. 9 mo. 13 da. 
Lockwood S. Tompkins, d. May 6, 1843, aged 25 yr. 4 mo. 2 da. 
Wm. Lessley, d. Dec. 3, 1866, aged 84 yr. 11 mo. 25 da. 
Polly, wife of Wm. Lessley, d. Feb. 25, 1836, aged 54 yr. 
Samuel K. Rogers, d. Mar. 4, 1826, aged 38 yr. 2 mo. 14 da. 
Solomon Sarlls, d. Apr. 13, 1853, aged 67 yr. 1 da. 
Nancy, wife of Solomon Sarles, d. Apr. 13, 1845, a S e d 62 yr. 4 mo. 

27 da. 
James Todd, d. Dec. 22, 1851, aged 69 yr. 2 mo. 27 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of James Todd, d. Jan. 2, i860, aged 73 yr. 7 mo. 

3 da- 
Chas. L., son of Eli and Dorcas Whitney, was killed by falling of 

tree, Aug. 28, 1843, aged 23 yr. 
Jerusha, dau. of Eli and Dorcas Whitney, d. July 18, 1832, aged 9 

yr. 8 mo. 8 da. 
Hannah, wife of Nathaniel Kellogg, d. Oct. 28, 1844, aged 24 yr. 

14 da. 
William Laughlin, d. 1813, aged 51 yr. 
Almarion Tompkins, b. June 11, 181 1 ; d. Jan. 9, 1892. 
Eliza, wife of Almarion Tompkins, b. Feb. 20, 1818, and d. Oct. 

21, 1894. 
Catharine, wife of Daniel Cavanaugh, d. Feb. 26, 1844, aged 44 

yr. 8 mo. 14 da. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Butt, d. June 26, 1863, aged 51 yr. 1 mo. 21 da. 
Jerome, son of Samuel and Euphias Dean, d. Aug. 10, 1846, aged 

3 yr. 3 mo. 8 da. 



1921.] Town of New fie Id. 35 I 

Luna, wife of J. W. Jessup, d. July, 1837, aged 35 yr. 

John Payne, d. July 24, 1851, aged 71 yr. 

Luther, son of Thomas and Mary Barto, d. Feb. 8, 1845, aged 20 

yr. 10 mo. 21 da. 
Mary, infant dau. of David and Polly McAllister, d. May 6, 1821. 
Dr. David McAllister, d. July 21, 1828, aged 45 yr. 6 mo. 1 da. 
Polly, wife of Dr. D. McAllister, d. July 8, 1859, aged 71 yr. 6 mo. 

1 da. 
Mrs. Esther McLeod, relict of James McLeod, and married David 

McAllister, d. Mar. — , 1822, aged 86 yr. (I think she was 

mother of Dr. David McAllister.) 

M. Elvira McAllister, d. Sept. 15, 1849, a S e d 2 4 y r - 5 mo. 12 da. 
L. Maria McAllister, d. Mar. 16, 1875, aged 64 yr. 
Andrew, son of Isaac and Huldah Rumsey, d. Mar. 22, 1835. 
Sidnah, wife of Rev. Isaac Parks, d. Jan. 3, 1848, aged 43 yr. 3 mo. 

27 da. 
Orinda L. Palmer, 1846- 1848. 
Sarah Starr, wife of David Cutter, b. July 18, 1874, and d. Mar. IX, 

1852. 
Naomi Ann, dau. of Peter and Ruth McMellon, d. Aug. 2, 1838, 

aged 11 mo. 10 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of Benj. Starr, d. Feb. 23, 1862, aged yy yr. 
Temperance, wife of Samuel Smith, d. Sept. 6, 1861. 
Byron, son of John and Isabella Anderson, d. Apr. 20, 1847, aged 

1 yr. 7 mo. 
Helen F. Young, b. Apr. 8, 1845, an d d. June 5, 1847. 
Elizabeth Tidd, d. July 21, 1845, a g e d 9 2 y r - 
Charles McMellon, d. Aug. 1, 1854, aged 34 yr. 10 mo. 13 da. 
Lydia, wife of Moses Pengra, d. Dec. 24, 1826, aged 58 yr. 7 mo. 

7 da. 

Charles Fowles, d. July 18, 1838, aged 20 yr. 10 mo. 7 da. 

Eliza P., dau. of E. P. and Mary Farmer, d. Aug. 31, 1842, aged 

I yr. 2 mo. 
Catherine, wife of David Brand, d. Mar. 19, 183 1, aged 29 yr. 5 

mo. 8 da. 
George J. Green, d. Jan. 31, 1840, aged 26 yrs. 
Hybah, dau. of Geo. and Emoline (Morrell) Green, d. Apr. 27, 

1834, aged 4 yr. 7 mo. 21 da. 
Malinda, wife of Theophius Drake, d. May 11, 1859, aged 27 yr. 

8 mo. 9 da. 

Fred J., son of J. E. and E. A. Benjamin, d. Mar. 10, 1866, aged 

4 mo. 
Anna, wife of William Puffer, and relict of David Curtis, d. Oct. 

6, 1838, aged 44 yr. 6 mo. 
David Curtis, d. Apr. 2, 1830, aged 42 yr. 
Charles, son of Herick and Betsey Benjamin, d. Aug. 23, 1841, 

aged 5 yr. 2 mo. 16 da. 
Daniel T., son of John and Mary Gillett, d. May 31, 1836, aged 

6 yr. 10 mo. 5 da. 
Jesse D., son of John and Jerusha Ford, d. July 21, 1825, aged 5 

yr. 8 mo. 23 da. 



9 c 2 Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

Daniel Strang, d. Nov. 9, 1837, aged 71 yr. 11 mo. 1 da. 

John, son of Theophilus H. and Eliza Pierson, d. May 12, 1838, 

aged 3 yr. 11 mo. 5 da. 
Chas. Henry, son of T. H. and Eliza Pierson, d. Apr. 14, 1833, 

aged 2 yr. 3 mo. 19 da. 
Abigail Pierson, d. Dec. 3, 1837, aged 68 yr. 7 mo. 6 da. 
Daniel W., son of Solomon Kellogg, d. June 6, 1828, aged 5 yr. 

11 mo. 18 da. 
Chas. O., son of George and Anna Counsell, d. Oct. 31, 1844, aged 

9 yr. 5 mo. 
Edwin, son of Geo. and Anna Counsell, d. July 28, 1840, aged 3 

yr. 9 mo. 
James B., son of Hanford and Mary Smith, d. Sept. 9, 1839, aged 

3 yr. 10 da. 
Penelope, wife of Eli Gregory, d. Nov. 27, 1852, aged 60 yr. 7 mo. 

15 da. 
Anna, wife of Geo. Counsell, d. Feb. 1, 1849, aged 47 yr. 
Keziah, wife of Gabriel Dunning, d. July 21, 1840, aged 45 yr. 
James Ford, d. Aug. 10, 1826, aged 62 yr. 
Hannah, wife of James Ford, d. Mar. 7, 1842. 
Maria, wife of H. B. Crawford, d. Sept. 15, 1840, aged 44 yr. 4 mo. 

27 da. 
Hugh B. Crawford, d. May 20, 1851, aged 59 yr. 1 mo. 24 da. 
Zilpha, wife of E. D. Bailey, d. Mar. 27, 1851, aged 24 yr. 11 mo. 

21 da. 
Charles O., son of Hiram and Mary Laughlin, d. July 2, 1849, aged 

5 yr. 6 mo. 12 da. 

Charles, son of Jacob and Phebe Plants, d. May 6, 1825, aged 2 yr. 

6 mo. 27 da. 

Phebe Plants, d. Apr. . 

John E. Drake, b. June 9, 181 1, and d. Oct. 19, 1850. 

Sarah Elizabeth, dau. of John and Ann Drake, d. Oct. 26, 1844, 

aged 1 yr. 5 mo. 
Elizabeth Puff, wife of Henry Drake, d. Sept. 17, 1846, aged 52 yr. 
Angaline, wife of Benj. Clark and former wife of Jacob Crawford, 

d. Oct. 10, 184 — , aged 44 yr. 
Jacob Crawford, d. Oct. 13, 1822, aged 26 yr. 4 mo. 8 da. 
Catharine, wife of Amza Curtis, d. Apr. 17, 1846, aged 84 yr. 
Hannah, dau. of Amza and Catharine Curtis, d. Apr. 2, 1823, aged 

21 yr. 
Amza Curtis, d. Apr. 28, 1838, in his 73d yr. 
Zillah, wife of John Burnel, d. June 9, 1825, aged 24 yr. 
James, son of John and Zillah Burnel, d. Dec. 19, 1823, aged 2 yr. 

9 mo. 
Ann, wife of Adam Puff, d. Jan. 13, 1868, aged 73 yr. 4 mo. 13 da. 
Peter Puff, d. June 11, 1842, in his 86th yr. 
Mary, wife of Peter Puff, d. July 25, 1831, aged 68 yr. 
James H., son of Levi and Caroline Roat, d. Mar. 13, 1838, aged 

2 yr. 1 mo. 16 da. 



192 1 .] Town of Newfield. 353 

Mary Ellen, dau. of Levi and Caroline Roat, d. Jan. 22, 1840, aged 

2 yr. 8 mo. 2 da. 
Mary Jane, wife of Josiah R. Warring, d. Aug. 10, 1859, aged 48 

yr. 10 mo. 27 da. 
Alexander R., son of James and Mary McEwen, d. Nov. 19, 183 1, 

aged 10 yr. 9 mo. 10 da. 
Achsah, wife of Henry C. Bishop, d. Feb. 17, 1842, aged 37 yr. 
Mary Ransom, widow of John Bishop of Ct., d. Feb. 3, 1834, aged 

67 yr. 
Infant dau. of John and Bethin E. Taber. 
Nancy, wife of David Miller, d. Oct. 17, 1859, aged 75 yr. 
Catharine Ketchum, d. Dec. 12, 1871, aged 65 yr. 7 mo. 15 da. 
Louis L., son of Martin and Margaret C. Campbell, d. Oct. 28, 

1864, aged 7 yr. 10 mo. 23 da. 
Anne Smith, d. Oct. 14, 1852, aged 87 yr. 4 mo. 22 da. 
Franklin Smith, d. Feb. 4, 1841, aged 46 yr. 
Eliza Ann, dau. of Wm. and Mary Everhard, d. June 15, 1832, aged 

4 yrs. 10 mo. 

54. Woodlawn Cemetery 
Harriet B. States, wife of E. G. Brown, b. Sept. 2, 1818; d. Sept. 

8, 1844. 
William Starr, Dec. 8, 1788-March, 1827. (His wife was Sally 

Williams.) 
Mary Ann, dau. of William and Sally Starr, and wife of C. A. Todd, 

d. June 19, 1835. 
Daniel H. Vankerk, d. Mar. 30, 1855, aged 77 yr. 10 mo. 12 da. 
Sarah G., b. 1839; d. 1842. 
Calista S., b. 1843; d. 1844. 
Matilda, wife of Jefferson Dean, 1810-1852. 
Julia A. Cook, dau. of Christopher Cook, 1846- 1853. 
Sarah, dau. of Jefferson Dean, 1839-1842. 
Calista, dau. of Jefferson Dean, 1843-1844. 
Susannah Ford, wife of Harvey Linderman, d. Apr. 23, 1850, 

aged 50 yr. 2 mo. 8 da. 

55. Cutter Cemetery. 
Theodosia, wife of William Colgrove, d. Nov. 12, 1846, aged 75 yr. 

(Thirza, dau. of above.) 
Fannie E., wife of Luther Colgrove, d. Dec. 31, 1862, aged 29 yr. 

22 da 
Charles L., son of James and Emma Bell, d. Dec. 26, 1864, aged 

18 yr. 10 mo. 24 da. 
James Bell, d. Apr. 10, 1873, aged 68 yr. 7 mo. 6 da. 
Charlotte, wife of James M. Knettles, d. July 15, 1885, aged 68 

yr. 5 mo. 21 da. 
James M. Knettles, d. May 22, 1884, aged 69 yr. 29 da. 
Martha J., wife of David Linderman, d. Oct. 19, 1862, aged 45 yr. 

6 mo. 
Andrew G. Gosline, Co. I, 179 N. Y. S. V., d. Sept. 25, 1872. 
William, son of E. and M. Hyde, d. June 17, 1866, aged 1 mo. 19 da. 



•5 ca Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

Sarah A., dau. of Eprain and Mary D. (?), d. Sept. 12, 1872, 

aged 8 mo. 
Johnie, son of above, d. Feb. 22, 1878, aged 2 yr. 9 mo. 2 da. 
Delbut, son of above. 
G. Franklin Gosline, Col. 137 Regt., N. Y. S. V., d. Dec. 1, 1891, 

aged 50 yr. 
Nathaniel Gosline, Co. I, 137, N. Y. S. V., d. May 20, 1880, aged 

Margaret, wife of Nathaniel Gosline, d. Mar. 26, 1874, aged 79 

yr. 10 mo. 14 da. 
William Taggart, 1832-1910. 
Margaret Hodges, his wife, 1843- 19 16. 
Abel Taggart, 1864- 1907. 

Mary Hodges, 1819-1893. (Dau. of Margaret Hodges.) 
Emma M., d. Mar. 18, 1873, a ged 4 mo. 20 da. 
Mary M., d. Dec. 18, 1863, aged 1 mo. 14 da. 

(Children of Wm. and Margaret Taggart.) 
Lorenzo D. Congdon, d. July 13, 1877, a g e d I0 m0 - 7 da. 
Maggie L., dau. of Lorenzo D. and Emily Congdon, d. May 17, 

1877, aged 20 yr. 8 mo. 10 da. 

Ella E., dau. of William H. and Charlotte C. Colegrove, d. Feb. 23, 

1873, aged 44 yr. 11 mo. 13 da. 
Minnie, dau. of Stewart and Sarah Young, d. Feb. 24, 1868, aged 

5 mo- 
Sally, wife of Samuel Everhard, d. May 16, 1870, aged 46 yr. 4 mo. 

2 da. 
Charlie, son of Samuel and Charlotte E. Brink, ( ?) d. Sept. 27, 

1878, aged 3 yr. 27 da. 

Richard M. Snyder, d. Jan. 21, 1869, aged 48 yr. 5 mo. 16 da. 

James Colegrove, d. Feb. 24, 1861, aged 52 yr. 

James H. F., son of Clinton and Jenette Cornell, d. Mar. 17, 1872, 

aged 16 yr. 10 mo. 21 da. 
Charles Cornwell, Co. I, 179 Regt, N. Y. S. V., d. Sept. 25, 1872, 

aged 26 yr. 
Edwin S., son of John E. and M. A. Goewey, d. June 30, 1875, 

aged 3 yrs. 
Analiza, wife of Davis Brooks, d. Sept. 12, 1892, aged 68 yr. 
Sally Mead, wife of Israel Mead, d. Mar. 13, 1872, aged 74 yr. 

6 mo. 29 da. 

Israel Mead, d. May 10, 1866, aged 78 yr. 7 mo. 22 da. 
Nehemiah H. Crowell, b. Jan. 4, 1800; d. May 4, i860. 
Hannah, wife of Nehemiah H. Crowell, b. Dec. 29, 181 1; d. July 

26, 1854. 
Harriet, dau. of Nehemiah H. and Hannah Crowell, d. June 9, 185 1, 

aged 16 yr. 11 mo. 23 da. 
Abram Earl, d. Sept. 5, 1850, aged 73 yr. 5 mo. 13 da. 
Sarah, wife of Abram Earl, d. June 1, 1865, aged 84 yr. 9 mo. 28 da. 
Mary, wife of Joseph Myers, d. Apr. 22, 1864, aged 63 yr. 6 mo. 

15 da. 
John H., son of Solomon and Catherine Millage, d. Mar. 8, 1871, 

aged 26 yr. 6 mo. 



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Solomon Millage, d. Oct. 27, 1869, aged 55 yr. 

Caty, wife of Solomon Millage, d. May 18, 1882, aged 71 yr. 

G. G. Van Ripper, d. Sept. 13, 1876, aged 22 yr. 8 mo. 3 da. 

Lovina Ann, wife of Richard Barto, d. Dec. 8, 1854, aged 27 yr. 

7 mo. 16 da. 

Addie, b. Dec. 8, 1855 ; d. Mar. 25, 1862. 
Ella Belle, b. Dec. 5, 1857; d. May 6, 1862. 

(Children of L. F. and Elizabeth Cutter.) 
Solomon Kellogg, d. Apr. 12, 1857, a g e d 7 1 yr- 5 mo. 4 da. 
Martha, wife of Solomon Kellogg, d. May 27, 1874, aged 97 yr. 
David Cutter, b. July 26, 1783; d. July 31, 1863. 
Niram Cutter, d. Nov. 14, 1859, aged 55 yr. 10 da. 
Susan Van Buskirk, wife of Niram Cutter, d. June 19, i860, aged 

39 yr. 8 mo. 20 da. 

Rebecca M. Dennis, wife of Niram Cutter, d. Jan. 1840, aged 32 

yr. 2 mo. 1 da. 
Alfred, son of Niram and Rebecca M. Cutter, d. Sept. 15, 1854, aged 

24 yr. 6 mo. 24 da. 
Philip Everhart, d. May 20, 1887, aged 67 yr. (Marilla his wife.) 
Julia Brink, b. Dec. 2, 1842 ; d. Feb. 16, 1906. Wife of J. F. Millsey. 
Christein Snyder, wife of Robert Alexander, d. June 18, 1866, aged 

58 yr. 7 mo. 28 da. 
Robert Alexander, d. Oct. 16, 1865, aged 62 yr. 1 mo. 16 da. 
Rev. C. F. Olmsted, d. Aug. 18, 1878, aged 34 yr. 3 mo. 
Ranson I. Hinckley, d. Apr. 5, 1842, aged 35 yr. 
Fanny, wife of Ransom I. Hinckley, d. Mar. 30, 1836, aged 24 yr. 

8 mo. 15 da. 

Olive C, d. Apr. 17, 1834, aged 3 yr. 5 mo. 17 da. 
Charles W., d. June 26, 1866, aged 10 yr. 11 mo. 26 da. 

Children of John and Sarah Alexander. 
Daniel G. Earl, 18 16- 1869. 
Emeline Knettles, his wife, 1820-1905. 
William H„ 1845-1849. 
Emma Viola, 1854-1856. 
David F., 1857-1860. 
Catherine Odell, 1861-1864. 
Hannah Ann, dau. of Peter and Maria Millage, d. Mar. 29, 1857, 

aged 25 yr. 3 mo. 
Delos, son of Charles and Lydia Teeter, d. Mar. 31, 1863, aged 2 yr. 

6 mo. 24 da. 
Chauncey Grenell, d. May 31, 1848, aged 61 yr. 2 mo. 15 da. 
Ann, wife of Chauncey Grenell, d. Apr. 25, i860, aged 68 yr. 6 

mo. 12 da. 
Anson, son of above, d. Apr. 23, 1841, aged 7 yr. 8 mo. 22 da. 
Andrew Perry, son of Lewis and Lydia Clark, d. Mar. 11, 1866, 

aged 17 yr. 10 mo. 9 da. 
Lydia A., wife of Lewis Clark, d. Nov. 10, 1872, aged 52 yr. 10 mo. 
Oscar Lamont, son of Lewis B. and Hannah Collins, d. Apr. 10, 

1862, aged 6 mo. 20 da. 



256 Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

Lydia A. Everhart, wife of Phinias Van Buskirk, b. April 29, 1835 ; 

d. July 18, i860. 
Fred, son of Phineas and Lydia A. Van Buskirk, b. Mar. 14, 1856; 

d. Apr. 17, 1856. 
Aaron Van Buskirk, b. Sept. 24, 1828; d. Sept. 1, 1890. (Wife 

Adaline.) 
Mary A. Cook, wife of Aaron Van Buskirk, b. Jan. 12, 1833; d. 

Oct. 20, 1859. 
Mary, wife of Moses McCorn, d. Aug. 24, 1858, aged 75 yr. 
Moses McCorn, d. May 14, 1873, aged 86 yr. 
Mary J. McCorn, wife of J. Alexander, d. July 6, 1899, aged 80 

yr. 10 mo. 17 da. 
Jeremiah Alexander, d. June 10, 1866, aged 47 yr. 11 da. 
Jesse D. Alexander, d. Feb. 9, 1862, aged 6 yr. 2 mo. 6 da. 
George Olin Alexander, d. Oct. 7, 1854, aged 5 mo. 27 da. 

(Children of Jeremiah and Mary Jane Alexander.) 
Lucinda, wife of Robert Alexander, d. Aug. 20, 1859, aged 79 yr. 

8 mo. 9 da. 

Robert Alexander, d. Aug. 12, 1837, aged 69 yr. 10 mo. 10 da. 
Milton, Certie L., Myrtie, Cora M. (Children of Rev. C. F. and 
Louisa Olmstead.) 

56. Estabrook Cemetery 
Leroy Savercool, d. Oct. 28, 1868, aged 23 yr. 4. mo. 
William Savercool, d. Sept. 7, 1856, aged 77 yr. 1 1 mo. 
Harriet, wife of Benjamin Savercool, d. June 7, 1855, aged 39 yr. 

1 mo. 
Benjamin Savercool, d. Mar. 11, 1865, aged 57 yr. 9 mo. 
Mary Jane, dau. of James and Rachel Smith, d. Apr. 16, 1863, aged 

17 yr. 1 mo. 
Eliza J., wife of Alfred Conklin, d. Apr. 21, 1871, aged 28 yr. 
James Smith, d. Oct. 17, 1863, aged 53 yr. 
Rachel Smith, Oct. 17, 1807-May, 1871. 

Jane, wife of Soloman , d. Jan. 31, 1875, aged 78 yr. 

Samuel McKeen, d. May 20, 1874, aged 73 yr. 11 mo. 

Hannah, wife of Michael Lewis, d. June 21, 1853, aged 72 yr. 2 mo. 

Mary, wife of Peter McKeen, d. June 15, 1854, aged 54 yr. 

Peter McKeen, d. Dec. 10, 1857, a g e ^ 62 yr. 

Elizabeth, wife of Erastus Mallory, d. June 13, 1863 (?), aged 

52 yr. 
Mary, wife of Joseph Armstrong, d. Feb. 13, 1867, aged 68 yr. 

9 mo. 

Joseph Armstrong, d. Feb. 3, 1873, aged 75 yr. 7 mo. 

Charlotte M., wife of Perry, b. Mar. 12, 1838; d. May 2, 

1886. 
Geo. M. Perry, d. July 3, 1854, aged 8 yr. 9 mo. 
Fredy O. Perry, d. Sept. 16, 1854, aged 4 yr. 7 mo. 
Caroline, wife of Henry Slaton, d. May 16, 1877, aged J2, yr. 
Mary E., wife of Roswell McDaniels, d. May 24, 1872, aged 44 

yr. 3 mo. 
Phebe A. Ford, 1832-1853. 



1 92 1 . ] Town of Newfield. 357 

Jacob Bowers, d. Mar. 29, 1859, a S e< ^ 86 yr. 

Sophia, wife of Jacob Bowers, d. Apr. 27, 1856, aged 80 yr. 2 mo. 

James B. Rogers, d. Sept. 23, 1863, aged 37 yr. 7 mo. 

Catherine, wife of Peter Rogers, d. Dec. 30, 1852, aged 55 yr. 8 mo. 

Peter Rogers, d. May 14, 1854, aged 57 yr. 

Almira E., wife of James B. Rogers, d. July 15, 1861, aged 29 yr. 

9 mo. 

Jane, wife of Robert Simpson, d. Dec. 3, 1867, aged 62 yr. 

Esther Jane, dau. of Robert and Jane Simpson, d. Aug. II, 1866, 

aged 26 yr. 3 mo. 
Mary E., dau. of Robert and Jane Simpson, d. Nov. 6, 1869, aged 

27 yr. 

William Cook, b. May 15, 1819; d. Feb. 19, 1873. 
Electa J., wife of William Cook, b. May 2, 1821. 
Willie G., son of John G. and Rachel Payne, d. Aug. 5, 1874, aged 

10 yr. 

Catharine, dau. of John G. and Rachel Payne, d. Nov. 24, i860, 

aged 6 yr. 20 da. 
Mary, dau. of U. and H. Savercool, d. Mar. 17, 1858, aged 1 yr. 

7 mo. 
Delphin, dau. of U. and H. Savercool, d. Aug. 11, , aged 2 yr. 

28 da. 

Charles H., son of Charles W. and Huldah A. Holmes, d. Sept. 30, 

1856, aged 2 yr. 8 mo. 1 1 da. 
William A., son of W. and A. McAllroy, d. Nov. 19, 1863, aged 

22 yr. 10 mo. 
Susan, wife of Robert Birbeck, b. Nov. 22, 181 1 ; d. Nov. 22, 1837. 
Robert Birbeck, d. Dec. 22, i860, aged 49 yr. 9 mo. 7 da. 
John Harkes, d. May 18, 1868, aged 61 yr. 
Clara, wife of Richard Cook, d. May 18, 1863, aged 87 yr. 
Mary, wife of Samuel Ford, d. Feb. 21, 1867, aged 67 yr. • — 
William McElroy, d. Aug. 13, 1876, aged 80 yr. 
Benjamin Stamp, d. Dec. 24, 1874, aged 91 yr. 4 mo. 1 da. 
Isabel, wife of Benjamin Stamp, d. Nov. 11, 1855, aged 68 yr. 1 

mo. 7 da. 
William Jay Henderson, d. Nov. 17, 1865, aged 55 yr. 5 mo. 
Mary E., wife of Robert P. Beebe, d. Dec. 5, 1839, aged 26 yr. 4 

mo. 7 da. 
Hannah, wife of Robert P. Beebe, d. May 31, 1849, aged 36 yr. 

5 mo. 28 da. 
William B. Estabrook, d. Apr. 12, 1852, aged 34 yr. 7 mo. 
Bella R. Estabrook, d. Oct. 18, 1866, aged 36 yr. 6 mo. 
Hobart Estabrook, d. Mar. 18, 1872, aged 85 yr. 9 da. 
Frances A., dau. of Herman L. and Emeline A. Estabrook, d. Feb. 

25, i86i,aged 3 yr. 3 da. 
Jonathan Stamp, d. Nov. 25, 1867, aged 64 yr. 8 mo. 
Catharine, wife of Jonathan Stamp, d. Aug. 31, 1859 (?), aged 52 

yr. 11 mo. 21 da. 
Isaac L. Smith, d. Nov. 24, 1873, aged 85 yr. 8 mo. 13 da. 
Desire, wife of Isaac L. Smith, d. Nov. 29, 1832, aged 38 yr. 11 

mo. 14 da. 



358 Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

Sarah, wife of Isaac L. Smith, d. Dec. 19, 1876, aged 81 yr. 10 

mo. 21 da. 
Esther L., wife of Erwin S. Smith, d. Aug. 12, 1854, aged 35 yr. 

10 mo. 8 da. 

57. Sebring Cemetery 
In memory of Richard Sebring, who d. Oct. 16, 182 1, in the 83rd 

yr. of his age. 
Cornelius Sebring, d. Oct. 18, 1844, aged 73 yr. 9 mo. 2 da. 
Christina, wife of Cornelius Sebring, d. Nov. 7, 1849, aged 73 yr. 

9 mo. 9 da. 
Richard Sebring, d. Nov. 18, 1876, aged 73 yr. 
Elizabeth Hughes, wife of Richard Sebring, d. Aug. 14, 1869, aged 

64 yr. 

George H., son of Richard and Elizabeth Sebring, d. Aug. 6, 1849, 

aged 1 yr. 6 mo. 11 da. 
Abigail, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth Sebring, d. Aug. 8, 1830, 

aged 2 yr. 
Infant son of Richard and Elizabeth Sebring, d. July 28, 1830. 
Joseph Davenport, b. May 14, 1832; d. May 30, 1849. 
Eugene D., son of Stephen and Kaziah Davenport, d. Dec. 22, 

1844, aged 8 mo. 9 da. 
In memory of George Protts who d. Dec. 17, 1823, aged 68 yr. 

8 mo. 12 da. 

Catharine, wife of George Protts, d. July 19, 1836, aged 68 yr. 5 

mo. 12 da. 
Eve Protts, d. Aug., 1826, aged 66 yr. 11 mo. 
Infant son of Adam and Catharine Protts, d. Sept. 15, 1824. 
Infant dau. of Peter and Sophrona Protts, b. Jan. 29, 1835. 
Philip, son of Henry and Nancy Smith, d. Apr. 22, 1841, aged 17 

yr. 2 mo. 6 da. 
Jacob, son of Henry and Nancy Smith, d. June, 1830, aged 1 yr. 

9 mo. 

Henry Smith, d. July 25, 1829, aged 55 yr. 

Sarah, wife of William H. Drake, d. Aug. 3, 1856, aged 26 yr. 

16 da. 
Anna, wife of Isaac M. Gillet, d. July 2, 1850, aged 69 yr. 10 mo. 

21 da. 
In memory of Acuuth (?), wife of Adomiram Brown, d. Mar. 23, 

J 837, aged 25 yr. 11 mo. 13 da. 
Susan Maria, dau. of Zephaniah H. and Mary Waldorn, d. Aug. 

23, 1848, aged 7 yr. 7 mo. 23 da. 
Elizabeth, wife of James V. Clark, d. Jan. 6, 1858, aged 72 yr. 6 

mo. 20 da. 

Phebe Jane, dau. of James V. and Elizabeth Clark, d. Nov. 15, 185 1, 

aged 35 yr. 
Hiram, son of James E. and Susannah Perry, d. Feb. II, 1842, 

aged 20 yr. 9 mo. 12 da. 
Sacred to the memory of Thomas Brown who d. July 29, 1837, aged 

53 yr- 



1921.] Town of New field. 35a 

Sacred to the memory of Sophia Lythgo (?), who d. Nov. 5, 1845, 

aged 63 yr. 4 da. 
Cornelius H., son of Amasa and Jane A. Dickens, d. Jan. 21, 1856, 

aged 11 mo. 12 da. 
Anna, wife of Isaac Gillett, d. July 2, 1854, aged 69 yr. 10 mo. 

21 d. (See 9th entry above this.) 

Adam Protts, d. Dec. 2, 1855, aged 65 yr. 4 mo. 4 da. 

Mary, wife of George Protts, d. July 4, 1861, aged 70 yr. 

John Protts, d. Aug. 4, 1857, aged 30 yr. 1 mo. 1 da. 

Mary J., dau. of Adam and Nancy Protts, d. May I, 1859, aged 2 

mo. 3 da. 
Sarah, wife of Phillip Labar, d. Sept. 8, 1859, aged 85 yr. 
Philip Labar, d. Mar. 12, 185 1, aged 76 yr. 
Levi Chafee, d. May 27, 1828, aged 58 yr. 9 mo. 25 da. 
Mary Ann, wife of Bela H. Hine and dau. of Levi and Hannah 

Chafee. 

Hannah, wife of Levi Chafee, d. Dec. 17, 1838, aged 67 yr. 9 mo. 

9 da. 
Phebe, wife of Daniel Palmer, d. Dec. 5, 1852, aged 58 yr. 3 mo. 

26 da. 
Lucinda, wife of Harmon Jayne and dau. of D. and P. Palmer, 

d. April 11, 1853, aged 2 § yr. 
Fanny J., dau. of Daniel and Phebe Palmer, d. Apr. 15, 1834, aged 

1 yr. 8 mo. 10 da. 
Phebe M., dau. of Isaac and Sally A. Palmer, d. Aug. 12, 1847, 

aged 4 yr. 9 mo. 22 da. 
Sarah J., dau. of Heman B. and Catharine Palmer, d. Feb. 23, 

1849, aged 1 yr. 2 mo. 29 da. 
James Dougless, d. Dec. 17, 1832, aged 45 yr. 4 mo. 14 da. 
William Drake, d. Nov. 16, 1854, aged 61 yr. 10 mo. 10 da. 
Wilmo H., only son of William and Wealthy Drake, d. July 27, 

1 84 1, aged 23 yr. 7 mo. 
Wealthy, wife of William Drake, d. Apr. 10, 1842, aged 50 yr. 9 

mo. 12 da. 
Mary ]., dau. of John and Nancy Drake, d. May 26, 1812 (?), 

aged 2 yr. 3 mo. 12 da. 
Catharine Eliza, wife of John McCorn, d. Oct. 15, 1846, aged 26 

yr. 7 mo. 27 da. 
John McCorn, d. Sept. 15, 1851, aged 37 yr. 6 mo. 8 da. 
Nancy, wife of John Drake and dau. of Charles and Margaret Mc- 
Corn, d. Dec. 12, 1867, aged 56 years. 
Ezra C, son of George and Elizabeth Holmes, d. Feb. 18, 1853, 

aged 19 yr. 11 mo. 28 da. 
George, son of George and Elizabeth Holmes, d. Apr. 1, 1844, aged I 

yr. 4 mo. 
Rachel, dau of George and Elizabeth Holmes, d. May 30, 1844, 

aged 20 yr. 9 mo. 11 da. 
Henrietta, dau. of B. J. and Phebe Horton, d. Sept. 25, 1858, aged 

15 yr. 2 mo. 



360 Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

Layfayette, son of B. J. and Phebe Horton, d. Sept. 21, 1849, aged 

3 yr. 5 mo. 

P , wife of Joseph Carpenter, d. Sept. 16, 1842, aged 47 yr. 

5 mo. 25 da. 
Ruth, dau. of Amos and Sarah A. La Barr, d. Nov. 2, 1858, aged 

25 yr. 1 mo. 19 da. 
Sally M., wife of George Palmer, d. Jan. 10, 1856, aged 31 yr. 6 

mo. 9 da. 
William M. Drake, d. July 28, 1825, aged 25 yr. 
Catharine, wife of William Drake, d. Apr. 22, 185 1, aged 92 yr. 
Cornelius Drake, d. Dec. 25, 183 1, aged 29 yr. 
Anna, wife of Benj. Doolittle, d. Oct. 7, 1851, in her 69th yr. 
Esther, wife of John Drake, d. July 11, 1833, aged 25 yr. 21 da. 
Benjamin Doolittle, d. Mar. 5, 1853, aged 71 yr. 5 mo. 16 da. 
Catharine, wife of David Murray, d. Mar. 25, 1879, aged 81 yr. 

10 mo. 25 da. 
Juliana, wife of Eli Miller and dau. of Phebe Horton, d. Jan. 4, 

1836, aged 27 yr. 3 mo. 26 da. 
Hannah, wife of William Vail, d. Jan. 26, 1842, aged 40 yr. 7 mo. 
Hannah, wife of Thomas Armstrong, d. Nov. 18, 1840, aged 73 yr. 

4 mo. 18 da. 

Emily Doolittle, b. July 13, 1830; d. May 7, 1849. 

Fanny J., dau. of Daniel and Phebe Palmer, d. Apr. 15, 1834, aged 

I yr. 8 mo. 10 da. 
Daniel Gere, d. Dec. 27, 1834, aged 18 yr. 24 da. 
Kitty, dau. of William and Alida M. Farmer, d. Feb. 20, 1861, 

aged 9 mo. 6 da. 
William M. Boice, M. D., d. Dec. 2, i860, aged 2^ yr. 10 mo. 
Jane Kennedy, d. Mar. 9, 1874, aged 53 yr. 8 mo. 
Jane, wife of John Kennedy, d. Oct. 7, 1859, aged 64 yr. 
John C. Hughes, d. Mar. 29, 1880, aged 56 yr. 9 mo. 25 da. 
Fidelia T., wife of Nelson Adams, d. Nov. 11, 1873, aged 25 yr. 
Susannah, wife of Jeremiah Adams and dau. of Henry and Nancy 

Smith, d. Mar. 10, 1882, aged 69 yr. 4 mo. 9 da. 
Francis, son of Giles and Lydia Stannard, d. Dec. 7, 1844, aged 

3 mo. 14 da. 

Children of Richard and Harriet La Barr. 
Ellen C, dau. of John and Eliza A. Sebring, d. Mar. 9, 1850, aged 

50 yr. 2 mo. 8 da. 
Christina, wife of Nathaniel B. Dunning, d. Feb. 23, 1843, aged 

37 yr. 1 mo. 22 da. 
Mary, wife of Joseph Horton, d. July 1, 1862, aged 31 yr. 
David L., son of John and Emaline Smith, d. Dec. 9, 1838, aged 

1 yr. 2 mo. 
Catharine, wife of Joseph Smith, d. Mar. 7, 1867, aged 64 yr. 9 mo. 

14 da. 
Joseph Smith, d. Mar. 28, 1863, aged JJ yr. 11 da. 
Mary, wife of John F. Drake, d. June 3, 1859, aged 25 yr. 8 mo. 

18 da. 



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Anna, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Smith, d. 1846, aged 29 yr. 

8 mo. 
Chas. W., son of S. J. and C. M. Horton, d. Aug. 12, 1864, aged 

10 mo. 10 da. 

Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Smith, d. July 17, 1826, aged 31 yr. 2 mo. 

13 da. 
Edward J., son of Joseph C. and Sarah J. Drake, d. Apr. 1, i860, 

aged 7 mo. 28 da. 
Catharine M., dau. of J. R. and Catharine Purdy, d. Sept. 24, 1858, 

aged 6 mo. 2 da. 
John R. Drake, d. Apr. 21, 1846, aged 33 yr. 3 mo. 8 da. 
William, son of R. H. and Rebecca Carpenter, d. Jan. 4, 1844, aged 

4 yr. 3 mo. 9 da. 
Ella }., dau. of R. H. and C. Carpenter, d. May 4, 1859. 
Orris, son of Joseph and Pa Carpenter, d. Mar. 31, 1832, aged 

11 mo. 24 da. 

Ruth, dau. of Joseph Carpenter, d. Sept. 26, 1827, aged 5 mo. 24 da. 

52. Trumbull's Corners. 

Virginia B. Wallingbeck, d. June 9, 1865, aged 14 yrs. 

Helen B. Starks, d. Sept. 6, 1864, aged 16 yrs. 3 mo. 25 da. 

Claude V. Vannatta, d. Sept. 2, 1878, aged 2 yrs. 2 mo. 

J. Delos Vannatta, d. Dec. 22, 1878, aged 5 yrs. 5 mo. 

Lulu Vannatta, d. June 21, 1899, aged 20 yrs. 1 mo. 

Theodore Vannatta. (Father of above children.) 

Benjamin L. Williams, b. June 5, 1813; d. Apr. 16, 1904. 

Charity Williams, Oct. 30, 1807-Nov. 4, 1889. 

Harriet (Williams), d. Aug. 7, 1894. 

Leroy Taber, Jan. 29, 1862. 

Minnie Rumsey, his wife. d. Apr. 13, i860. 

Laura M., dau. of Leroy Taber, May 3, 1889 — Jan. 27, 1909. 

Urania, Sept. 25, 1891 — 

Elizabeth Carpenter, wife of Joseph C, d. Mar. 4, 1867, aged 69 

yrs. 11 mo. 25 da. 
Orrin E. Teeter, d. Feb. 21, 1886, aged 29 yrs. 11 mo. 10 da. 
Fannie J., his wife, d. Sept. 3, 1895, aged 38 yrs. 
Lorenzo T. Carpenter, 1832-1911. 
Caroline M., his wife, 1836-1915. 
Jay A., son, d. Mar. 27, i860, aged 7 mo. 3 da. 
John Ransom Bishop, April 8, 1828-Nov. II, 1904. 
Rebecca Saltonstall Jones, his wife, Mar. 15, 1864-Oct. 24, 1904. 
Robert Hallam Bishop, their son, Mar. 17, 1866-Oct. 23, 1918. 
Levi H. Bishop, d. Feb. 7, 1840, aged 18 yrs. 8 mo. 4 da. 
Sallv Bishop, d. Feb. 18, 1871, aged 78 yrs. 10 mo. 
Cory H. Fish, 1859-1886. 
Earl V. Smith, Sept. 19, 1843-Sept. 25, 1899. 
Anson C. Nobles, Feb. 24, 1817-Apr. 28, 1901. 
Mary W., his wife, Feb. 8, 1818-Oct. 10, 1886. 
Don C, their son, d. Aug. 3, 1864, aged 2 yrs. 
John A. Nobles, Feb. 26, 1875, aged 50 yrs. 
Floyd F. Nobles, 1858-1912. 



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Carrie J., his wife, 1865- 

Their children: Ralph, Clinton, Leon, John. 

Arthur S. Nobles, 1833-1913. 

Sarah A. Erway, his wife, d. Nov. 9, 1873, aged 41 yrs. 11 mo. 5 da. 

Juliaette, their dau., d. Aug. 19, 1864, aged 2 yrs. 22 da. 

Sarah J. Purdy, d. Mar. 15, 1863, aged 41 yrs. 9 mo. 9 da. 

Squire J. Nobles, Sept. 30, 1792-Jan. 12, 1878. 

Hannah, his wife, Mar. 17, 1800-Mar. 2, 1879. 

John S. Travis, 1821-1891. 

Jane Nobles, his wife, 1822-1873. 

Uriah Doll, Sept. 23, 1841-Mar. 15, 1896. 

Almira Smith, his wife, d. Apr. 27, 1846. 

Jessie M., dau., May 12, 1883, a g e d 3 vrs - 

Reuben Kresge, 1821-1895. 

Mary, his wife, 1824-1907. 

Frank M. Smith, wife of Wheeler Smith, d. May 18, 1875, aged 34 

yrs. 5 mo. 2 da. 
Libbie, May 21, 1880-Aug. 1, 1892. 
Roxana, Aug. 3, 1883-July 30, 1896. (Daughters of Wheeler H. 

and Ella A. Smith.) 
Hugh H. Smith, Nov. 24, 1815-Jan. 29, 1881. 
Marinda Smith, July 2, 1809-Feb. 10, 1884. 
Elizabeth, wife of James M. Labar, d. Feb. 2, 1865, aged 23 yrs. 

7 mo. 11 da. 
George H. Bishop, d. Dec. 18, 1899, aged 84 yrs. 1 mo. 1 da. 
Harriet E., his wife, d. Nov. 5, 1842, aged 20 yrs. 1 mo. 
Levi W., their son, d. June 4, 1851, aged 10 yrs. 6 mos. 4 das. 
Rev. Miles Rumsey, July 22, 1818-Jan. 5, 1902. 
Laura, his wife, Sept. II, 1817-May 16, 1883. 
Cordelia, their dau., d. Nov. 3, 1862, aged 18 yrs. 6 mos. 13 das. 
Elisha B., their son, d. Dec. 8, 1862, aged 9 yrs. 6 mos. 13 das. 
Cassims P., d. Feb. 5, 1863, aged 14 yrs. 5 mos. 18 das. 
Eliza L., d. Feb. 8, 1865, aged 7 yrs. 1 mo. 9 das. 

(Children of Miles Rumsey.) 
Esther, wife of Miles Rumsey, 1828-1895. 
Silas K. Bailey, Co. K., 50th Pa. Inf. 
Calista Byrum, 1820-1901. 
Kate S. Courtney, 1838-1904. 
Rowland G. Wilbour, Oct. 2, 1809-July 22, 1884. 
Hannah G., his wife, Nov. 22, 1817-July 9, 1897. 
Isiah Rumsey, d. Mar. 24, 1876, aged 55 yrs. 5 mos. 
Lorana, his wife. 

Sydney D., their son, d. Oct. 6, 185 1, aged 4 yrs. 3 mos. 
Hulse S., their son, d. May 28, 1862, aged 3 yrs. 
Nellie A., dau., d. Jan. 1, 1864, aged 7 yrs. 6 mos. 
Marinda K., dau., 1857-1893. 
Warren A. Baker, 1863-1914. 
Etta, his wife, 1866- 
Joseph C, their son, 1897-1919. 
Joseph C. Everhart, June 4, 1839-Sept. 8, 1908. 
Geraldine C, his wife, Aug. 14, 1843- 



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George P. Everhart, Apr. 26, 1818-Nov. 6, 1851. 

Jane S., his wife, Jan. 28, 1817, Aug. 15, 1892. 

Wm. O. Everhart, d. Mar. 18, 1870, aged 21 yrs. 3 mos. 25 das. 

Augustus L. Bishop, 1845-1907. 

Lewis Puff, 1822-1905. 

Permillie, his wife, 1834-1912. 

Mary, their dau., d. Feb. 9, 1871, aged 2 yrs. 2 mos. 17 das. 

Ella G. Lanning, d. Feb. 22, 1881, aged 25 yrs. 5 mos. 28 das. 

Sydney Lanning, d. Mar. 26, 1874, aged 13 yrs. 11 mos. 14 das. 

(Children of Amos and Permillie Lanning.) 
Amos Lanning, d. Mar. 17, 1863, aged 42 yrs. 3 mos. 3 das. 
Paulina W., wife of Amos Lanning, d. June 12, 1854, aged 28 yrs. 

5 mos. 6 das. 
Harvey Linderman, 1800-1879. 
Mary, his wife, 1813-1897. 
Charles R. Nobles, Nov. 22, 1831-July 8, 1891. 
Carolina D., his wife, July 4, 1833-April 7, 1894. 
Susie M. Schrier, their dau., Aug. 1, 1860-Nov. 1, 1891. 
John Ford, Esq., d. Dec. 22, 1870, aged 80 yrs. 8 mos. 27 das. 
Jerusha, wife of John Ford, Esq., d. Mar. 17, 1864, aged 69 yrs. 
Edwin W. Nobles, 1837-1891. 

Howard B., son of E. W., and A. M. Nobles, aged 6 mos. 9 das. 
Sydney Douglass, 181 5-1859. 
Katherine, his wife, 1817-1894. 
Elsie, wife or James Douglass, d. May 1, 1871, aged yy yrs. 4 mos, 

13 das. 
Lottie A. Douglass, 1851-1911. 
James U. Douglass, 1843-1917. 
Mary F. Rumsey, wife, 1843-1909. 

William C. Douglass, d. July 29, 1882, aged 63 yrs. 3 mos. 2 das. 
Mary A. Douglass, wife of above, d. May 10, 1904, aged 79 yrs. 

7 mos. 4 das. 
Lewis H., d. Apr. 17, i860, aged 2 yrs. 10 mos. 17 das. 
Jas. W., d. Aug. 30, 1849, aged 1 yr. 2 mos. 24 das. 

(Children of above.) 
Our Babe Douglass (S. J. and Eliza). 
William R. Shappee, 1851-1907. 
Dulene C, his wife, 1850-19 — . 
Baby. 

Joseph Carpenter, Jr., b. June 26, 1837; d - Mar - 7» I ^94- 
Mary, his wife, b. Mar. 28, 1840; d. Nov. 2, 1895. 
Loren R. Leonard, 1845-1912. 
Lodeska L. Leonard, 1845-1884. 
Ezra T. Rumsey, 1849- 1892. 
Fannie J. Smith, wife of Ezra T. Rumsey, 1850- 
James A. Everhart, 1846- 
Pauline, his wife, 1850-1873. 
Naomi, his wife, 1857- 
Maud, 1876. 
Charles, 1 879-1908. 

(Children of J. A. and Naomi Everhart.) 



364 Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

Paulina M. Rumsey, wife of John Hetherington and dau. of 

Miles and Laura Rumsey, d. Mar. 13, 1880, aged 37 yrs. 4 mos. 

25 das. 
Seneca Harvey, d. May 7, 1879, aged 72 yrs. 

Mary Ann F., his wife, d. Jan. 17, 1877, aged 66 yrs. 8 mos. 29 das. 
Mary E., his dau., d. July 2, 1888, aged 48 yrs. 
Luther Leonard, d. Sept. 15, 1874, aged 52 yrs. 7 mos. 
Statira, his wife, d. Oct. 18, 1906, aged 74 yrs. 
Rhoda, d. Aug. 21, 1864, aged 6 yrs. 3 mos. 21 das. 
Amos, d. Aug. 22, 1864, aged 4 yrs. I mo. 2 das. 

(Children of Luther and Statira Leonard.) 
Ellen C, wife of James McCollum, d. Oct. 24, 1868, aged 51 yrs. 

1 mo. 24 das. 
Josephine, wife of John Drake, d. May 31, 1864, aged 21 yrs. 
Joseph Drake, Aug. 22, 1797-Mar. 1, 1864. 
Hannah, his wife, Feb. 27, 1802-Feb. 5, 1878. 
Phoebe Drake, 1831-1910. 
Aaron Drake, July 26, 1845-June 4, 1877. 
Jonas Kresge, 1855-1915. 
Libbie, his wife, 1859- 
Guida, 1879-1897. 

Voseo, their son, d. Aug. 22, 1878, aged 7 mos. 
Carlos Atwell, d. Jan. 25, 1886, aged 66 yrs. 
Rebecca, his wife, d. Jan. 24,1865, aged 32 yrs. 
Reuben Atwell, d. Oct. 16, 1879, aged 24 yrs. 
Phebe, wife of John Dean, d. Oct. 15, 1876, aged 86 yrs. 14 das. 
Joseph Fish, 1832-1904. 
Sally E., his wife, 1835- 

Willie, their son, d. Feb. 19, 1864, aged 2 yrs. 17 das. 
Monta, son of O. R. and Kate A. Devenport, d. Oct. 24, 1873, 

aged 3 yrs. 9 mos. 5 das. 
Jonathan A. Purdy, Aug. 8, 1856- 
Mary E., his wife, Aug. 28, 1856-Nov. 18, 1917. 
Jonathan P. Purdy, d. July 14, 1875, aged 54 yrs. I mo. 10 das. 
Catherine, his wife, d. April 25, 1888, aged 63 yrs. 5 mos. 28 das. 
Hattie J., dau. of W. H. and M. E. Dimon, d. Aug. 26, 1877, a g e< J 

17 yrs. 4 mos. 26 das. 
Betsey Dimon, 1812-1901. 

Angus Taylor, p. Nov. 5, 1865, aged 38 yrs. 11 mos. 15 das. 
Sarah Ida, dau. of Angus and Phebe Taylor, d. Oct. 24, 1876, aged 

20 yrs. 3 mos. 
John A. Saxton, b. Dec. 12, 1821; d. Apr. 14, 1890. 
Urenia C, wife of John Racklyeft, d. Aug. 2, 1900, aged 73 yrs. 
Adilad Vail, b. May 6, 1851; d. Feb. 14, 1874. 
Issac Vail, 1819-1894. 

Huldah M. Kellogg, wife of Issac Vail, 1820-1905. 
John, son, 1853-1911. 

George Holmes, d. Aug. 2, 1873, aged 25 yrs. 5 mos. 26 das. 
Eliza, wife, d. Apr. 28, 1874, aged 21 yrs. 
Julia Holmes Chapman, b. Nov. 20, 1828; d. May 12, 1893. 
Frank A. Holmes, d. Aug. 2, 1914, aged 71 yrs. 



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Emma J. Holmes, wife, d. Mar. 14, 1882, aged 36 yrs. I mo. 20 das- 
Winnie, son of Frank and Emma Holmes, d. Sept. 8, 1876, aged 

3 mos. 9 das. 
Olive M., wife of Frank A. Holmes, d. Nov. 7, 1913, aged 71 yrs. 
Elizabeth, wife of John Vail, d. Oct. 11, 1867, aged 64 yrs. 4 mos. 

12 das. 
Nettie Belle, dau. of Albert and Fannie Cooper, b. May 26, 1888; 

d. Sept. 19, 189- 
Philip Kresga, Apr. 14, 1825-Apr. 17, 1895. 
Mary A. Hill, wife, Nov. II, 1831-Aug. 22, 1894. 
Chales Labar, d. Oct. 26, 1876, aged 47 yrs. 2 mos. 18 das. 
Elizabeth A., wife, d. Feb. 24, 1864, aged 34 yrs. 9 mos. 6 das. 
Jacob A. Tremble, d. July 8, 1856, aged 67 yrs. 17 das. 
Martha Tremble, his wife, d. May 12, 1876, aged 80 yrs. 
Moses A. Tremble, d. Mar. 29, 1894, aged 72 yrs. 
Henry Rumsey, d. Apr. 7, 1878, aged 70 yrs. 1 mo. 
Susan, his wife, d. Mar. 10, 1875, aged 64 yrs. 10 mo. 
Tompkins Smith, b. Jan. 7, 185 1 ; d. July 8, 1885. 
Fannie, b. Feb. 27, 1873; d. Nov. 17, 1875. 
Loui, b. Feb. 19, 1884; d. Feb. 4, 1885. 
Lewis H. Smith, d. Nov. 28, 1880, aged 64 yrs. 
Mary, his wife, d. Nov. 18, 1871, aged 52 yrs. 
Edgar, their son, d. Sept. 17, 1848, aged 2 yrs. 9 mos. 12 das. 
Mary E., their dau., d. Mar. 29, 1864, aged 6 yrs. 6 mos. 5 das. 
Isaace P. Trumbull, 1818-1900. 
Sarah J., his wife, 1829-1898. 

William H. Miller, b. Apr. 15, 1821; d. Apr. 2, 1885. 
Ruth J., his wife, Aug. 7, 1827-Feb. 10, 1886. 
Susie A. Skinner, wife of Jonathan Underdown, April 5, 1854-Dec 

19, 1891. 
Lilian, their dau., d. Feb. 9, 1879, aged 5 yrs. 2 das. 
John Underdown, d. June 1, 1885, aged y2 yrs. 2 mos. 
Mercy, his wife, d. Dec. 21, 1891, aged 83 yrs. 2 mos. 21 das. 
Solomon S. Rumsey, d. Nov. 7, 1871, aged 75 yrs. 2 mos. 20 das. 

(The inscription on the monument reads: "Solomon S. Rumsey, 

d. Nov. 7, 1870, aged 79 yrs.") 
Pheba. his wife, 1813-1899. 

Joseph T. Keen, d. March 13, 1850, aged 35 yrs. n mos. 13 das. 
Betsey, wife, d. Sept. 10. 1852, aged 28 yrs. 5 mos. 20 das. 
Hiram Cornish, d. April 5, 1888, aged 81 yrs. 19 das. 
Abigail, wife, d. Sept. 8, 1880, aged yy yrs. 2 mos. 8 das. 
John J., son, d. Feb. it, 1873, aged 37 yrs. 9 mos. 17 das. 
Daniel R.. son, d. in U. S. Service, tamp Bolivar Heights, Dec. 8, 

1862, aged 2T yrs. 6 mos. 10 das. 
Eunice J. Cornish, wife of Rev. Miles Rumsey, Aug. 1, 1838- Feb. 

27. 1904. 
Toshua Drake, Oct. 2, 1817-Oct. 13, 1891. 
Ezra, son of Joshua and Catharine Drake, d. Sept. 22, 1877, aged 12 

yrs. 3 mos. 4 das. 
James, their son. d. June 21, 1864, aged 3 yrs. 9 mos. 5 das. 



366 Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

William M., son of Reuben and Mary Drake, d. Feb. 13, 1855, aged 

7 mos. 12 das. 
Henry Hill, b. Dec. 5, 181 1; d. Oct. 25, 1894. 
Catherine, his wife, b. Feb. 15, 181 5. 
John P. Rumsey, d. March 11, 1890, aged 62 yrs. 

Elizabeth, his wife, 

Lewis W. Smith, Dec. 24, 1828-Sept. 21, 1875. 

Elsie J., his wife, Sept. 11, 1831-March 6, 1906. 

Robert R. Soule, 1835- 

Jemima, his wife, 1842- 1908. 

Richard M. Chapman, 1846-1908. 

Mary A. Hoyt, his wife, 1853-1881. 

Joseph Miller, 1854- 1906. 

Baby Miller (marker). 

Ollie, son of James and Dell Douglass, d. March 19, 1875, aged 

3 y rs - 

William Rowe, d. April 12, 1883, aged yj yrs. 7 mos. 13 das. 

Lucinda, his wife, d. May 8, 1885, aged yy yrs. 23 das. 

Hattie A., their dau., d. May 8, 1862, aged 13 yrs. 10 mos. 

Noah Holly, d. March 30, 1883, aged 72 yrs. 10 mos. 24 das. 

Rebecca, his wife, d. Aug. 17, 1877, aged 63 yrs. 9 mos. 17 das. 

Sylvanus T., their son, 1847- 1904. 

Hiram Starks, d. March 3, 1864, aged 62 yrs. 

Charles M. Trumbull, 1820-1903. 

Sarah E. Bishop, his wife, 1826- 

John R., son of above, d. Sept. 15, i860, aged 10 mos. 8 das. 

Mary S., their dau., d. Feb. 12, 1864, aged 6 mos. 12 das. 

Franklin A., their son, d. Dec. 24, 1862, aged 5 yrs. 6 das. 

William H., son of Ann M. and Elder James A. Saxton, d. Jan. 1, 

1862, aged 2 yrs. 11 mos. 
Rev. James A. Saxton, d. Aug. 26, 1883, aged 64 yrs. 
S. L., their dau., d. March 19, 1875, aged 28 yrs. 2 mos. 
Daniel Perigo, Co. E, 147 Reg., N. Y. Inf. 
Matilda Osterhout Clark, 1832-1912. 
Emma Osterhout, her dau.. 1855- 191 3. 
George W. Marsh, 1837-1911. 
Mary J., his wife, 1836-1917. 
Jay Poyer, aged 47 yrs. 
Harrison Rose, Aug. 16, 1843- 
Hannah. his wife, Feb. 28, 1838-Jan. 13, 1916. 
May W., their dau., March 29, 1867-June 1, 1892. 
Elmer E., Dec. 20, 1873-April 5, 1874. 
Mary D., Nov. 29, 1865-Dec. 15, 1865. 
William A., Nov. 4, 1870-April 23, 1904. 
Abraham J. Rose, Aug. 14, 1799-Oct. 20, 1867. 
Phebe S., his wife, Jan. 7, 1802-Nov. 17, 1884. 
John E. Carpenter, Nov. 2, 1890, aged 42 yrs. 
Cornelia L., his wife, d. Dec. 15, 1885, aged 37 yrs. 
Emma, his wife, d. May 19, 191 5, aged 58 yrs. 
David Rittenhouse, Co. F, 15th N. Y. Cav. 



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Julia Ann, wife of Jacob Smith, d. Nov. 4, 1872, aged 45 yrs. 7 

mos. 29 das. 
Eva L., dau. of John and Susan E. Kellogg, d. Nov. 17, 1878, aged 

2 yrs. 2 mos. 9 das. 
John Kellogg, Co. B, 104th Regt., N. Y. S. Vol. 
Calvin Genung, Co. A, 109th Regt., N. Y. Inf., d. Sept. 30, 1890, 

aged 76 yrs. 
Philip Fish, d. 1880, aged 70 yrs. 

Mary, his wife, d. Aug. 8, 1873, aged 61 yrs. 6 mos. 24 das. 
Mary A. Rumsey, Jan. 16, 1825-May 29, 1898. 
Schuyler J. Rumsey, March 30, 1823-Nov. 21, 1888. 
William J. Greene, 1828-1911. 
Caroline Shurter, his wife, 1831-1889. 
Ella F. Greene, 1857-19 — . 
Freddie A., 1861-1863. 
Irvin Updike, 1849-19 — . 
Emma Greene, his wife, 1855-1913. 

James Tompkins, d. Dec. 3, 1867, aged 62 yrs. 7 mos. 1 1 das. 
Catherine, his wife, d. Nov. 20, 1861, aged 52 yrs. 
Abbie Cowen, his wife, 1811-1897. 
Thaddeus Bloom, 1848- 1910. 
Mary M. Tompkins, his wife, 1848-1906. 
Mattie May, dau. of C. A. and R. Lanning, d. Oct. 13, 1880, aged 

6 yrs. 4 mos. 27 das. 

Amos, their son, . 

Frank Smith, d. Jan. 13, 1875, aged 31 yrs. 7 mos. 16 das. 

Edgar Roe, April 17, 1851-June 5, 1889. 

Clara Clark, his wife, March 6, 1848-April 25, 1903. 

John W. Clark, 1820- 1905. 

Abby Moot, his wife, 1823- 1898. 

Byron Jackson, 1829- 1898. 

Catherine, his wife, 1835- 

Addie, their dau., d. April 30, 1861, aged 6 yrs. 7 mos. 1 da. 

Peter E. Thorp, d. March 4, 1875, aged 43 yrs. ( i mo. 23 das. 

Lurana C. his wife, d. April 26, 1887, aged 67 yrs. 15 das. 

Nancy M., wife of David C Frost, d. April 30, 1873, aged 55 yrs. 

8 mos. 20 das. 
Bela H. Hine, d. Aug. 31, 1869, aged 69 yrs. 1 mo. 19 das. 
Tohn Taylor, d. Sept. 14, 1874, aged 43 yrs. 8 mos. 17 das. 
''Our baby," child of John and E. Taylor, d. Aug. 17, 1873, aged 

10 das. 
Sarah Jane, dau.. d. Aug. 22, 1863, aged 2 yrs. 6 mos. 
Amos A., son, d. Sept. 10, i860, aged 1 yr. 2 mos. 29 das. 
Wm. Taylor, d. Sept. 13, 1872, aged 75 yrs. 
Cynthia, his wife, d. Oct. 14. 1873, aged 66 yrs. 
Hazel A., Nov. 21-30,1892, dau. of W. H. and K. L. Hill. 
Albert Brower, 1849-1915. 
Sarah W., his wife, 1840- 

Toel Harvev, d. March 29, 1876, aged 32 yrs. 9 mos. 18 das. 
Elvin C. Thorn. 1820- 1896. 



368 Tompkins County Gravestones, [Oct. 

Wealthy D., his wife, 1828- 1897. 

James J. Chapman, d. Dec. 14, 1877, aged 48 yrs. 9 mos. 22 das. 

Phebe A. Haines, his wife, Oct. 6, 1834-March 17, 1907. 

Ella N., their dau., d. March 28, 1881, aged 21 yrs. 

Angie, their dau., d. April 27, 1863, aged 11 mos. 2 das. 

Jared T. Rumsey, 1836- 1909. 

Emma A., his wife, 1841-1910. 

Mary E., dau. of Jared T. and Emma A. Rumsey, 1877- 1916. 

Benjamin E. Rumsey, d. Dec. 6, i860, aged 65 yrs. 6 mos. 24 das. 

Anna H., wife of Benjamin E. Rumsey, d. Oct. 5, 1884, aged 88 

yrs. 4 mos. 23 das. 
Edmund Weatherby, July 3, 1834-Dec. 29, 1879. 
Mary E. Nobles, his wife, 1841-1914. 
Hannah Travis, wife of Dennis Weatherby, 1811-1895. 
David Rumsey, d. Aug. 3, 1867, aged 53 yrs. 28 das. 
Mary A., wife, d. May 22, 1864, aged 31 yrs. 
Narcissa E., wife, d. Dec. 20, 1850, aged 31 yrs. 6 mos. 25 das. 

(Wives of David Rumsey). 
Edwin Loveless, 1845-1911. 
Lucy A. Taylor, wife, 1845- 

Zella T., dau. of Edwin and Lucy Loveless, 1873- 1905. 
William De Hart, 1826- 1907. 
Mary, his wife, 1842- 1909. 
Eula J. Drake, 1 890-1 901. 
Frank D. Purdy, 1887-1911. 
Earl Rumsey, 1861-1910. 
Elizabeth Miller, 1835-1910. 
David Grover, 1815-1903. 
Florence E. Grover, 1861-1917. 
Peter Grover, July 22, 1833- Jan. 2.^, 1901. 
Maryett, his wife, June 9, 1839-Jan. 21, 1917. 
Herman Hyde. 

Sarah, his wife, d. Dec. 25, 1901, aged 38 yrs. 
James B. Cody, 1852-1911. 
Philip Smith, 1859-1907. 
Hattie, his wife, 1870- 
Baby, their dau., Feb. 1, 1904. 
Baby, their son, May 15, 1907. 
Barbara Miller, July 21, 1841- 
Ellis H. Smith, June 20, 1842-Sept. 12, 1908. 
William M. Smith, 1839- 19 16. 
Hannah, his wife, 1839- 
Charles E., their son, 1872-1904. 

Alvah, their son, d. Dec. 15, 1873, aged 8 yrs. 6 mos. 15 das. 
Isaiah B. Poyer, 1844- 
Mary J., his wife, 1848- 
Frank, their son, 1867- 1901. 
Fred, their son, 1888-1908. 
Frank K. Smith, March 9, 1857-Sept. 5, 1912. 



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Nellie H. Smith, wife of Wm. Hatmaker; dau. of H. M. and M. 

A. Smith, d. Feb. 26, 1893, aged 26 yrs. 7 mos. 28 das. 
Matilda, dau. of H. M. and M. A. Smith, d. Sept. 15, 1892, aged 

23 yrs. 8 mos. 21 das. 
Hannah, wife of James Leonard, April 6, 1834-Sept. 23 1887. 
Alpha Hollenbeck, Aug. 15, 1807-Mar. 31, 1876. 
Effa J., his wife, Nov. 20, 1817-Dec. 14, 1892. 
Corydon S. Boylen, Aug. 24, 1831-Jan. 30, 1885. 
Paulina, his wife, Feb. 2, 1839-Dec. 26, 1893. 
Edwin O. Boylen, 1862-1896. 
Joseph Drake, 1842- 1910. 
Hannah, his wife, 1851-1911. 
Nora, their dau., 1872-1892. 

Ida M., wife of Tillman Kresge, Aug. 3, 1863-Aug. 3, 1891. 
George P. Hill, 1856- 
Julia A., his wife, 1856- 
Arthur D., their son, 1880- 1895. 
Gladys M., their dau., 1893-1902. 

Jennie M. Poyer, wife of Seymour B. Grover, 1873-1895. 
Aaron Poyer, 1845- 
Emma J., his wife, 1849- 1896. 
Leonard Kresge, 1845-1897. 
Matilda, his wife, 185 1- 

Thomas McDaniels, d. May 18, 1898, aged 82 yrs. 
Sarah, his wife, d. June 12, 1900, aged 54 yrs. 
Ransom, their son, d. Sept. 22, 1884, aged 7 yrs. 
Melvin Thomas, son of Rush and Cintha McDaniels, d. July 27, 

1901, aged 7 wks. 
Jessie A., d. Aug. 20, 1880, aged 11 mos. 9 das. 
Tina B., d. March 6, 1879, aged 1 yr. 9 mos. 17 das. 

Children of Lorenzo and Ella Godley. 
Orpha May, dau. of Charles and Julia Labar, d. April 18. 1869, 

aged 4 yrs. 2 das. 
Wm. Drake, d. March 25. 1884, aged 73 yrs. 5 mos. 20 das. 
Melinda, his wife, d. March 31, 1874, aged 57 yrs. 2 mos. 
Mary Ann Townsend, d. Sept. 23. 1884. aged 81 yrs. 
Maretta Barnum, d. Nov. 16, 1877. aged 67 yrs. 9 mos. 16 das. 
Tehial Doolittle, Jan. 8, 1806-July 19, 1890. 
Sally, wife of Jehial Doolittle, March 25, 1806-Jan. 4. 1882. 
Sarah A., wife of Richard Poyer, d. Jan. 16, 1867, aged 52 yrs. 6 

mos. 2 das. 
Isaac M., son of Richard and Sarah A. Poyer, d. July 12, 1862, aged 

21 yrs. 6 mos. 13 das. 
Cinthe A., their dau., d. June 26, 1868. aged 19 yrs. 1 mo. 4 das. 
Samuel N. Godley, Aug. 29, 1848- March 28. 19 18. 
Harriet A., his wife. June 26, 1854-Jan. 21, 1883. 
lane Atwell, Aug. 26, 1854-M